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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , THURSDAY , FEBRUARY 25 , 1880.
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IHICtreWd to 1IIK IlKK I'l'IIMPIIIWI COMI'AVr ,
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to bo nindo payable to t ho order oftlio comjmny.
1HE BU PUBllSIIINHipm , PROPRIETO
K. HOSEWATItH. EniTon.
I'mvATi : Hills and General Debility nro
combining to delny the work of emigres *
buyuiul nil precedent. 11 is Ihc slowest ,
the most incompetent nml tlic clumsiest
working liottso of representatives with
which the saloons of llio District of Col
umbia have been bles-sctl for years.
WYOMING has Icngtlionoil tlietimoof
resideneo necessary to oxereiso sttlVrngo ,
to six months. This will seriously all'ect
the cowboy vote. Umlur tlio old system
iv lively ami energetic cow puncher coulil
vole In Texas , Colorado and. Wyoming ,
nil in the fcnino vuar.
Sr.NATou JONKS , of Florida , Is madly
In love with Aihs I'nhn , of Detroit , and
lias roosted for tlireo months under her
windows In that city , refusing absolutely
to return to Washington. As Mis ? Pulm
is heir to $2,000,000 , there scorns to bo n
method In Senator Jones' madness. IIo
gains two millions if ho takes the Palm.
Tun trunk lines east are now ' 'rcg- '
Hinting" the dressed beef traillc from
Chicago to Now York , "with a vlow to
equalizing commercial conditions. " Tlio
equalization consists in a heavy advance
in tlio tariff. When the railroads com
plain of regulation they mean public
regulation of the railroads , not regula
tion of the public by railway manage
IN Franklin county , Missouri , corn cobs
nro soiling ab 75 cents \mr hundred for
use in tlio manufacture of pipes and it is
estimated that at this rate , oven after the
sorting process , tlio cobs nro worth moro
than the corn shelled from them. This is
a hint to some enterprising Nebraska
capitalist. Nebraska can furnish cob
pipes for the world with a sullicient sur
plus on hand to furnish her own fuel
when an occasional coal famine sots in.
NEW JEUSEV , which has never been
ashamed to admit that she was owned
body and soul by tlio railroads , is now
getting ready for a little anti-monopoly
music. Last week the inlluonco of the
Pennsylvania company in the legislature
was suflicicnt to defeat n bill allowing the
01 tuo - . . . . . .nuro vejuio .across
the Staten Island sound , and two days
later the lawyers of the same company
succeeded in winning a decision from fho
supreme court declaring the railroad tax
law of 1884 void. The state is now with
out funds to pay current expenses ,
and its constitution prevents it
from borrowing. The government is
Jiolplcss and turns to the Pennsylvania
company to help it out ol the di
lemma. All of whicli will make the av
erage citizen outside of that common-
iwcalth exclaim with A. Ward , "Unon
looking around me , in what state , let mo
nsk , do I find tlio country. Suflico it to
guy , I do not find it in the state of New
Jersey. " Between the courts and the
railroads the citizens of Now Jcrsoyscem
to have no rights that anybody feels
bound to respect.
THE Knights of Labor in Marlboro ,
Mass. , a town of 11,000 people , two-
thirds of whom belong to that order ,
liavo adopted a sensible method of avert
ing labor difllcultics. In conjunction
with the owners of the factories they
Jiavo adopted n sot of rules to govern
the employes in their relations with their
cmploj'ors. The rules provide for the
appointment of shop committees , whoso
duty it shall bo to settle minor disputes
among the workmen and to lay griev
ances complained of before tlio employ
ers , and if necessary , before tlio local
and district executive boards. These com
mittees are especially charged with reporting -
porting domineering or oppressive con
duct on tlio part of foremen. Members
Who neglect their work through dissipa
tion or other cause , or who use intompcr-
nto or abusive language toward employ
ers or foremen , will not bo protected by
the order , and no member snail strike or
Quit work without tlio consent of tlio
executive board. This is an experiment
in the right direction , and will bo wiitchcd
with interest in other manufacturing
towns throughout Now England.
THE standard of woman's education in
the United States is steadily advancing.
The hitoly issued report of the commis
sioner of education shows a largo incroa&o
in tlio mini bur of young women pursuing
superior courses of study , a duo proportion
tion of the Increase being in the leading
coeducation colleges and in the colleges
for women that maintain the highest
Standards. At tlio time the statistics for
the reports were gathered there were 330
educational institutions for women , connected -
noctod with which wore nearly 3,000 , in
structors and 80,087 students , There were
also in preparatory departments , coeducation -
cation colleges , ml schools of science
12,720 others , nmking 43,807 , in all , It U
probable tlwt thu number Is oven greater
ns no account is given of tlio number of
female btudnnts in thu schools of science
in other departments than the prepara
tory. Out of the whole number of insti-
tutionn devoted to the higher education of
women 103 nvo nulhorUcd by law to con
fer collegiate degrees. The number of
degrees confturod .in 1631 , up to which
pmviod tlio ropott extends , was 514 , Yvhich
tsvl.ilnts A slight falling off in comparison
with lh proxious colleginlo year , On
thlx VMU ticular subject the commissioner
say's " 'i'10 ' a''rr'.v ' of facts which meets
lhu ° J.'om ye.sr o year with reference
v now provision for the hlghoroducatlon
t > i v ar.o > i * r the good results from axial-
lug r-ruv'sUn U mltiri.rU uroof of the in-
ti t ru fcl Mi'ue of t > .f < ia vioibloru to the
IniSiiMw'r.l uvucii : \ ui Iivni Mid majr cn <
ley ti cm , * .tvi o ? forgv U-uutiti eusuiug
to society in
Contrnl Wyoming Boom.
Travelers who gain their impressions
of Wyoming from n ilylng trip over the
Union Pacific , which traverses its south
ern border , arc certain to misjudge great
ly the resources and capacity for devel
opment of this portion of tlio west. The
crossing of the crcal divide , tlio Laramlc
plains , and the bad lands which Ptrctch
beyond almost the Utah line arc not the
typical Wyoming scenery or the most
characteristic AVyomlng toll. The
best region of the territory
lies to the north along the
valley of the North Platte
and the fortllo ranges stretching on that
parallel from the Nebraska boundary to
the mountains. It Is to this section , rich
In mineral wealth , watered valleys and
fertile uplands , that attention is being
largely directed as the grade of the
Northwestern extension pushes across
it on its race to the Paeilic. For fifteen
years past , devoted entirely to stock
growing and inaccessible to immigration ,
Its merits liavo not been known , but with
the coming of the iron rail * settle-
monl is rapidly pushing its way along
the Platte valley , and capital is
making ready to develop its rosorcos of
coal and oil and to work the deposits of
precious minerals on Its eastern border.
The present year will witness a solid
boom for central Wyoming. Other rail
road lines are anxiously waiting to tap
the territory which the Northwestern is
now claiming as its own. Cheyenne is
prepared to oiler $100,000 bonus to a road
building north nml south into the now
section which will prevent the diversion
of the cxpcclcd tariff from the capital
city. Hero is tx region towards which
llio Union Pacllic could profitably
expend construction money , which in
years past has been devoted to long and
costly extensions across alkali deserts and
sago brush plains. The rich cattle traflio
of central Wyoming is a prize worth
working for , a prize which will certainly
bo captured for direct shipment to Chicago
cage , unless a competing railroad taps
tlio invaded territory.
Branch ration Tor Nebraska.
Tlio bill introduced by Senator Van
Wyck on Tuesday will enable the Union
Pacific to construct feeders to its main
line in Nebraska and Kansas without
paralyzing the company by tlio drainage
of its resources. Senator Van Wyck
proposes that the ? 8,000,000 , now held in
the national treasury under thoThurman
sinking fund act shall , if tlio company
desires to do sobo expended in the build
ing of branch lines In Nebraska and
Kansas under proper restrictions , to
which the company cannot reasonably
object. The bill requires these feeders to
bo constructed on a business basis
at the lowest possible cost. The
method of trebling the cost of such roads
by inside rings and the issue of watered
stock and excessive bonds has been care
fully guarded against. The bill provides
that bids shall be advertised for and let
in ten mile sections to the lowest bidder
for cash. The only bonds are to bo the
bonds to replace tha money taken out of
the treasury. The stock is limited to a
nominal sum to comply > yUh the Ncbras-
Ka statute , and the amount realized on
the stock is to bo expended in equipment
of the road under the supervision t f tlio
The chief object of Senator Van Wyck
is to place the company in a condition to
hold the territory tributary to it and de
vote the surplus earnings now in the
sinking fund to increasing its general
earnings. The main complaint of Mr.
Adams and his management against the
policy of the government is that it de
prives the rend of the means necessary to
control the traffic which legitimately belongs -
longs to it while the money paid in by
the road under the Thurman act lies
idle in the treasury. This measure
meets the wants of the state in
encouraging the development of the re
gion tributary to the Union Pacific by
branch lines. It is an act pure and simple -
plo in its aims and object , framed with a
view to give the state the benefits of rail
road construction without hampering the
government with ti scheme that attempts
to legalize Credit Mobilicr frauds and
Jay Gould jobs. If this method of rais
ing money for branch roads is not satis
factory to the present managers of the
Union Pacific it will bo because they
have other designs behind the funding
scheme which they are not disposed to
The people of Nebraska , and especially
the business men of Omaha who desire to
sustain tlio Union Pacific in its efforts to
provide increased trade facilities , cannot
fail to approve Senator Van Wyck's bill
as tlio most effective and speedy means
of raising the necessary funds. The reso
lutions passed recently by the Omnlia
board of trade were drafted solely from
this standpoint. Tlio object and purpose
of this bill being so plain on its face , there
need bo no lengthy discussion over it in
either house. If it passes this spring , the
Union Pacific ought to bo in condition
this summer to build all the branch lines
that can bo properly operated by it in
Nebraska and Kansas.
A. Law Against Bogus Butter.
The BIK : was mistaken in stating that
there is no law in Nebraska prohibiting
the sale og oleomargarine or butterino.
The mistake was a natural one , as the
law has boon n dead letter over since its
passage in 1883. However , it can bo and
should bo enforced. It is a good law ,
providing that oleomargarine or but-
torino must bo sold for just what it is ,
and that every package must bo plainly
stamped. A line of one hundred dollars
is provided for violations of this law. For
tha bounfit of dairymen , us well as con
sumers , wo publish the law In full , and
hope some concerted action will be taken
throughout tlio state , and especially in
Omaha , for its enforcement. It will bo
seen that any person who is imposed
upon by his groeoryman selling him
bogus butter , has it in his power to
prosecute. The following Is the Jaw :
HKCHO.V 1. That any poison , company or
corporation wlo : shall runmifnctuio for fialu
any aitlcle , or who may offer or expose for
sale , any nrticlo or substance In semblance
of butter or cheese not the legitimate pro
duct of tlio dairy , and not made exclusively
of milk or cream , but iuto which the oil or
futof nulmnls not produced fioiu uillk enters
us a component rait , or Into which molted
butter , or any oil thereof , has been intro
duced to take the place of cio.im , shall dts-
ti'ictti/andduraM/trampbrand ' / ) or nimfc ,
upon every tub , lirklu , box or package of
such article or substance the word Oleomar
garine or Huttcrlne , In plain Itomnn letteis
.not less than \ui\fim \ mdi squnre , placed hoi I-
yoiiully In proper older , and In case of letall
shlej c > f Mtch articles or substances in parcels
the seller shall in all vases , acllvaUtcrcwlth
tothcpurcliascra written or printed label ,
boarlnc the plainly written or printed Monl ,
Olemargarino or Iluttcrlno , In typo or let
ters as aforesaid , nnd every sale of such arti
cle or substance not so stamped , branded ,
marked or labeled , s7ia be roW , oml no C-
tlon shall be Jiuttnlaliictl for Ihc price
JSncTiox 2. Any person who shall sell , or
offer to sell , or have In his or her possession
with intent to sell , contrary to the provisions
of this act , any of the said articles not so
stamped , marked or labeled , or In case of re
tail sale , without delivery of tlio label requir
ed by section one ct this act , shall lor each
such offense , forfeit and pay a flnc of one
/Holt/red / dullars , to bo recovered In any court
In the state of competent jurisdiction.
SKCTION 3. That any person , company or
corporation v > ho shall sell , offer or expose for
sale , or shall cause or procure to bo sold any
article requited by the first section of this act
to bo marked , branded , stamped or labeled ,
not somnikod , branded , stamped or labeled ,
.shall be guilty of n mlidomcniior , and on
trial for such misdemeanor , proof of the sale
or offer or exposure alleged , shall be presump
tive cUdenco of knowledge of the article so
sold or offered.
SP.CTIO.V 1. Whereas , an cmcigciicy ex
ists , this net shall bo In foice fiom and after
TIIK committee to investigate munici
pal corruption in New York In connec
tion with Jake Sharp's purchase of the
right of way for his Hroadway horse car
line , is still at work sifting matters. In
spite of the obstructions thrown in their
path , enough presumption of bribery ,
jobbery and bold faced corruption has
been unearthed to justify the introduction
of a bill hi the legislature declaring the
franchise forfeited. Sharp's memory on
the witness stand was tlio worst on rco-
ord. Ills check book stubs showed dis
bursements of ? laOO,000 , in six weeks'
time , but ho swore point blank that he
had no idea what became of the money.
15yn singular coincidence , the aldermen
who voted to donate Hroadway to Mr.
Sharp's company purchased $000,000
worth of real estate during this period
and Sharp subsequently recollected that
various law firms were paid an equal
amount for their services. Four alder
men have loft the city for regions un
known. Meantime following the example
of other larger operators Sharu lias sold
his stock in tlio road to third parties who
nro pleading the "innocent investor"
dodge to protect their interests. When
the question of taxation comes up rail
road corporations never fail to plead that
franchises are valueless. Jake Sharp's
franchise cost him something over a
million in cool cash aud there are strong
prospects that it may cos't him in addi
tion his liberty for several years while
ho pays an enforced visit to Sing Sing.
Tun BEE denies that the wooden block
nuisance has even the merit of cheapness.
When the cost of repaying is taken into
consideration the cost of maintaining
such a pavement at five years intervals
will make it in the end more expensive
than solid stono. Why cannot Omaha
learn from the experience of other cities
in this paving business ? The testimony
as to tlio general worthlessiiess of
wooden blocks as a durable , clean ,
hoaltliy , servicoa.blo. - and .
pavement is overwhelming.
Civiti service reform is solving the
Pl'oblom for the democrats. You can get
rid of tlio offensive partisan by various
devices. Just now tlio civil service ax is
beheading republican postoflico inspect
ors who do not know the exact distance
between the earth and the sun. Twenty-
seven new inspectors arc to go in bccau e
they are familiar with Euclid and astron
omy , oven if tlioy liavo no conception of
the ways of postal crooks.
Tiicitn is a good deal of buncombe and
humbugging going on now in the city
council in the effort to gull and soft-soap
the Knights of Labor and working men
generally. Intelligent laboring men can
read Pat Ford's resolutions to raise their
wages between the lines. Pat , like the
late Artemas Ward , is willing to sacrifice
"all his wife's relations" in the campaign *
that is just about to open.
IF some one were to toll our people
that the moon is paved with green cheese
and that it lias proved n satisfactory
pavement there and is cheaper than any
other material , there Would bo scores of
men in Omaha ready to sign for green
cheese paving on a sand base.
EVERY candidate for the council just
at present has become an outspoken
friend of the workingman , the fireman
and every other man who has a vote.
Our Navy nntl Its Work.
The developments of the past ton years
regarding the American navy , the sacri
fice of thu interests of our naval establish
ment to the red tape of a badly organized
department , the shameful waste of niouoy
in constructing antiquated models of
ships and repairing worn out and useless
hulks , have made our people forgetful of
the past record of this branch of the ser
vice for national defense. Now that there
is a universal domund that the phantom
navy which remains to defend our const
and carry our flag upon the seas shall bo
rebuilt and maintained at a standard
equal to all probable demands
upon its resources , Admiral Porter's
history of what it did during the civil
war is a timely publication. The ma
jority of our people live bo'far from the
sea coast that they fail to appreciate the
value of naval armament. Some such
work as that of Admiral Porter was
needed to emphasize the true service of
the navy to the union in crushing out the
rebellion. The measure of this service is
briolly slated in the advance sheets of his
book , as follows :
But for the navy the union , in all human
piobabllity , would have been dostioycd by
the aid of foielgn sympathize pouilug in
money , provisions , and munitions of war to
The growth of our navy was one of the
marvels ot the age. It cost the government ,
In loiuid numbers , 8450,000,000 , , or 8120,000,000
for each year of the war , or 810,000,000 per
month , or nearly n thhd of a million dollars
for oveiy day of the war ,
It employed over six hundred vessels of
war and over tifty thousand men , which torco
greatly exceeded that of any other nation in
It guarded over 7,000 miles of const , In
cluding bays , ihew , etc. , effectually ptevent-
hit ; tlio Importation of turns and munitions of
war , and so compelling the earlier uxhaus-
tlou of thu confederate ) forces.
ItcapUiied the Immense number of 1,165
blockade iiiniieis , many of which wcro flue
steamers a intlo of nearly SOO captures per
annum , or almost one o&ch day during the
eutlid vrni. The money value of its captures
wa aJeu8t ( 800,000,000 , or SI5,000,000 woith
for each jear ot the war1 , auU $150KX ( > la
value for each month ot the war from first to
It cooperatedUlh the army wherever
there was wnter enough to float a gun
boat , while on the , hlgh seas our
nnvy covered lUcU Ith glory. The
river work of the navy on the Potomac , the
York , thonmesnndtlioMlssls3ljipl ) , with its
branches , the const-llnoworK from the Chesa
peake to the Mississippi , nnd lls work on the
high seas , totally ccllpso In martial v.Uor and
brilliant successes nil other naval achieve
ments of the world. While history icconls
the names of Fort Henry , Fort Donaldson ,
Island No. 10 , Vlcksburg , Port Hudson , Fort
St. Philip , Fort Sumpter , Charleston har
bor , Mobile bay , ilntk-ias Inlet , Now Or
leans , Port IJoyal and Fort Fisher , nnd a
seoic more of such famous names , the Amcr-
cau navy will bo unlvcisntly honored ; while
such deeds as the sinking of tlio Alabama In
square naval battle will ever bo named
among the most brilliant victories of the ngc.
It opened the haibors by the perilous work
of icmo\ lug obstructions , torpedoes etc. , and
by iitlcily destroying the hostile b.ittcrles
which commanded them. It held in check
the hostile elements In many a city and niral
section whlluadie.tdcd gun-boat quietly lay
before It ; In short , It displaced liciolsiu of the
noblest type and made our leputatlun on the
seas equal to that of any nation.
ICINGS AND ( JU13I3XS.
The next dinulng loom Queen Victoila
will hold nt Duekliigham palace \\II1 take
place March ! 5l at 3 p. in.
Queen Victoila will co onto Klovlem In
\\lthPrliicfssChiistltia. . Tlio miiiccss
Isrocovciltitffiom the cllectsoC her leccut
Tliocicam-eoloicd horses which diaw the
carriage of the Queen of Kiigland belong to
her , not as Queen , but as n Princess ot the
House of llamncr.
Kmpcior William of Germany will enter
upon his ninetieth joar on Mnich 2'Tho
ago of none of the other Irvine nionaichs approaches
preaches neaicr than sixteen jeais to that of
The mince of Wnles has dumped 000 Chlu-
ese books Into the Ihltlsh museum ; gets
praised for his geueioslty and smiles over the
ilddnnee , for ho couldn't lead a line of them
The Into King Fcidliiand of Portugal left
Instructions that his valuable library was not
to bo sold , and Mr. Quarltch , the great Lon
don dealer \\lio expected to bag It , Is greatly
The recently wedded ciown pilncess of
Sweden , daughter of the grand duke of
Laden , has arrived in Amsterdam , whcio
she will bo tieated accoullng to the massage
system lor the purpose of checking a rapidly
Doesn't Hold Any Stock.
The Indiana supreme court does not appear -
pear to hold stock in any telephone company.
Bmlfri0t < m lcc I'ras.
"A man never loses anytjilng by polite
ness. " How about his seat in a strcet-cai ?
Ventilate tlio Bell Company.
CMcaoo Times )
If congress wishes tq go Into a telephone
investigation -\\orth while , it ought to invest
igate the Hell concern. A ventilation of that
company would doubtless pan out moio rich
ness than an airing of the Van-Electric.
Something that Kvcti Sijiu Jones Can
HiflmWrfiw CV" .
" " - i Li KV , . _ , !
It is significant tha oum ) ones' dcpirtmu
from Cincinnati was co-Inclifont with the ap
pearance of his poitialt in tlo | local papers.
It was a dastardly stab , dud , although a man
of Iron iicive , bo fled.
Will Get tlio Doctor Into Trouble.
A'ort/i / Plalte Xcbrashan.
The juvenile Journalists with a capital J
who attempt to manage the political poitlon
of the Omaha llciald In the absence of the
good Dr. Miller will certainly get that gentle
man into Uouble with his biothcr democrats
thioughout the state.
The Authenticity Not Denied.
KcliiaslM City Ketis.
The state papers aie now vigorously dis
cussing the question how Kosewater obtained
copies of the letters ou file In the depart
ments , written by certain so-called democrats
of this state. No one has yet denied the au
thenticity of the letters.
Treat Workmen ns Freemen.
Frco woikmen aie not slaves , and those
who need their services cannot affoid to In
terpose between themselves and their men a
class of minor officials possessed of the splilt
of the overseers on slave plantations. Half
of the difllcultics that arise between labor
and capital would bo avoided if men laigo
minded and capable enough to bo chosen ns
the heads of laigo corporations would give
moioof their personal attention to these de
tails of government out of which such con-
A Mad Democrat.
Keith 1'lattc AU'idrfimi.
The Oicck editor of the Omaha Herald
would have exhibited n spirit of fairness had
ho allowed the publication of Hon. I ] . I. Hln-
man's letter. Such a disposition towaid un
fairness smacks stiongly of bucolic journal
ism. The wilter of this Is and has been for
the past year acquainted with the true In
wardness of Mr. Hlnmnn's interest In the
Kcarnoy Pioss , and tint best answer that can
bomnde to your allusion in yesterday's paper
Is that you arc a uiobt damnably outrageous
liar. If you desire the proof of this you
shall have It. When you want to indulge In
a ilgure of hyperbola lu the future do so nt
thu oxrense of some republican ,
A Good Country for Ijund-Grnbhors.
St. Louti llepubltcan.
Paraguay offers the latest field for land
monopoly. Consul Kaker has forwarded a
copy of the new law under which the execu
tive Is authorized to sell the public lands at
prices ranging from Sll to 51,33 per square
mile. The highest prleo t i'enjfoie , Is about
31 cents per acie , audit Ij3 up wonder that
Kuropeau land grabbers ] aru looking that
way. There does not appear to bo anything
In tlio law requiting settlomeiit on lands , or
limiting the amount to bo sold to a single
pmchaser , though special Inducements nro
oll'eied to settlers with families. It will bo
surprising If a very few men do not soon own
most of the back country.1 I1
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At the Kail.
Kcw llarcit Ntifa
Her face \vastnlr ' ?
lieyoud coiupaitl J
Her manner haughtiness mipriino ;
1 thought , and } iut >
1 can't forget , , <
That tilings aie rnroTy what they seem.
Throe , \ \ oids she spoke ,
Which llkn the stioko
Of doom , In fiagments rent my dream ,
"Vou daneo'i1" I said ,
She turned her head.
And sinning , auswered , " 1 shouldsciearn. "
Oxford advertises for live editors to
bury tlio dead ones in town.
Tlio chanty ball In Plattsmouth lion-
day night was a success in all things but
The U. & M. company is piling up im-
nienso quantities of construction material
in Grand Island.
A farmers' institute is in session nt
Gibbon with a largo attendance of ( illurs
nnd several university professors ,
Fremont is agitating the subject of a
uuiou depot. Tha proposition lA in the
hands of iU friends aud the railroad
Grading has begun on the Nebraska &
Colorado railroad between Superior and
Kdgar. The contractors expect to finish
by Juno 1.
Ono moro unfortunate. Kd Prentls , of
1' airfield , gashed his windpipe with n
pocket knife and bled to death. Ho was
3 ? years of ago nnd subject to falling fits.
Four hundred and fifty patrons fur
nished milk and cream to the Fremont
creamery last year , for which § 53,000
wcro paid , in addition to $20,000 for labor
Hob Hale , living near Fairfield , died
recently of blood poisoning produced by
a trilling cut on one of his lingers , lie
leaves n wife and six children in poor
Wallace Church , the voting man re
cently sentenced to the penitentiary for a
term of si\ years for house stealing , es
caped from the county jail at Chadron
Sunday morning. His whereabouts are
The people of Phfttsmoiith have put
their sliouldi'is to the court house project ,
and are pushing it with a deteriiiiii.uion
to succeed. At the mass meeting Tues
day night $ 10,000 of tho$2j,030 required
were subscribed by the gentlemen
In the construction of tlio Grand Island
& Wyoming Central railroad all new
stool rails and the best of oak ties are
being used , and cost iron culverts arc be
ing put in , and it will thus have , at the
start , as good and permanent road bed
us there is in Nebraska.
I own Itonm.
Tlio town of Carroll has put in a bid
for tlio proposed state soldiers' homo.
The total tav of Wapello county is
$213,111)7.5:1 ) : , of which the city of Ottumwa
pays ! ? 110-101.ni.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas II. Fitch , of
Waterloo , aged respectively 82 ami 78
years , celebrated their golden wedding
During one night recently dogs got
into a Hock of sheep belonging to a
farmer near Crcsco and killed ility-four
of the animals.
, ) . C. Bates , who stole a span of horses
and a sleigh at Hloomlield a few weeks
ago. at the recent term ot district court
held at Fort Madison , was convicted and
sentenced to the penitentiary for four
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McCausland of Me-
Cnuslund , Scott county , celebrated their
golden wedding on the 10th hist. Among
tlio presents given the a od couple wcro
a gold watch and chain , a gold-headed
cane , gold fruit dish , etc.
The now railroad bridge over the Mis
sissippi river at Kcithsburg , 58 miles
north of Davenport , Is completed , and
the first train crossed on it last Mondav.
The bridge proper is 2,055 foot in length ,
and rests on eleven stone piers. The
superstructure is of iron and steel , ami
all the work has been done in tlio most
substantial manner and on tlio latcat and
most improved plans. It is a truss bridge
witli a swing draw.
A Catholic church , to cost $0,000 , , will
bo built at Howard this year.
Limctitone , said to be equal to any in
the United States , has been found near
A St. Paul man will start a largo clock
factory at Sioux Falls if that oity will
give him a bonus of $50,000.
Chicago evangelists begin work in
Yaiikton this week with a trained chorus
of fifty voices to assist them.
It is cstimnlpd tint Hip now straw burn-
. _ l _ < . .l , , n.i I Unn.J nm.nltr tllia
CIS Illin - . , . , u 1. . . . . . . _ , . . . . . . . , . . . .
have already saved the farmers of that
Fort Randall has the greatest gushing
well in the territory , the How being 400
to 500 galloiiM of water per minute , with
a pressure of 200 pounds to the inch.
Uattlo Creek is said to be the coming
town on tlio Northwestern road between
Buffalo Gap and Rapid City. It is the
nearest location to the tin and mica mines ,
and is likely to bo the location of reducing
mills , mica works and gypsum mills.
The supply of gypsum is said to be un
equalled in the world. The railroad
company lias purchased 320 acres of land
at tliis place , nnd , it is believed , will
locate a town there next summer.
Messrs. Cassell & Co. , of Now York ,
publish , in two volumes , Prince Bismarck ,
an historical biography , by Charles Lowe ,
M. A. , with introduction by Professor
Munroo Smith , of Columbia College ,
New York. This is the first complete his
torical sketch by an English writer of the
career of the great Geraian statesman.
"Our Chancellor , " by Btisch , of which an
English translation was lately published ,
is known to American readers , but it is
fragmentary and Boswclliun. Mr. Lowo's
biography , however , is connected and
elaborate and is rcallv a political history
of modern Germany. Tnq lir < t volume
brings the history of Bismarck's life
down to the close of the Franco-German
war. The second covers the period from
1871 to 1885 , and hero we have a com
plete sketch of Bismarck's foreign and
internal policy since the establishment of
tlio empire , wnich necessarily becomes a
history of Continental Europe. Von
Moltko is the one public man in the civ
ilized world who has uphold war as an
ideal. Bismarck is tlio unifier of Ger
many , an important factor in all ques
tions of the period ; and tlio story of the
establishment of national unity , told as
Mr. Lowe tolls it , is of value to all who
can discern the signs of the times and of
Mrs. Laura C. Hallowny has made a
welcome contribution to theatrical liter
ature in a souvenir Hketuh of the lifu of
Adelaide Noilson. It is published in ele
gant style by Funk & Wngnalls , of Now
York , it is printed on heavy paper , in
handsomely pound , and contains numer
ous photographs of thu beautiful and
giilcd aotres s. The history of Adelaide
Noilson is indeed a touching story. Tlio
early years of thu great actress were
marked by great hardships. Her moth
er's name was Browne. She was an uc-
tress , unmarried nnd still in her teens
when Adelaide was born. Subsequently
she married Mr. Bland , painter and
paporlmnger , and retired from the stage.
She and her husband resided in Skinton-
in-Craven two years , from 1818 to 18r 0 ,
and then removed to Giiisuloy. At that
time Adelaide NoiUon or "Li//.ie Ann
Bland" us she was then called , was four
years old. Her lather was an actor at
tached to u company in Leeds. His
namo.Mrs. . Bland always refused to di-
vuigo but she is authority for the state
ment that ho was a Spaniard , nnd that
the personal beauty of her daughter was
nn Inheritance from him. When 12 years
old tlio girl discovered by accident that
she was not Mr. Blnnd's daughter ; and
brooding on tliis secret , grow restless
and cared no longer to remain at home. .
Slio wont out as a nurse girl by day ,
sleeping at home nt night until thu time
came when she mustered cotirngo to seek
her fortune in London. She received
her wngcs , und at nightfall , in tears ,
went out into the great world where fclio
was to ho so dazzling n figure in the years
to come. For six years irom that time
no soul who hud over known her
either saw her or heard from her.
She made her way to Leeds
nnd spent the night with an aunt , nnd the
next day wont on to London , reaching it
iato in the day , friendless and penniless.
Exhausted , after much aimless walking ,
she sat down in liydo park aud fell
asleep , waking not til ) the morning
dawned. She then appealed to a police
man , who took her hemp to his wife ,
where she was received with '
working us u seamstress until she ob
tained a plaee as a ballet-girl. Her lirst
np cnraneo ns nn actress was In 1805 , ns
Ju let , nt Margate theatre , where she at
tracted attention nt once. At the beginning -
ginning of her theatrical career she took
the name of Lilian Adelaide Lessont ,
which she afterward changed to Neil on ,
Six years n/ter she had left home , her
mother rend that nil aetress of great
beauty nml fnlcnt wns coming to Leeds to
play. Secretly suspecting that the beau
tiful stranger was her daughter , she trav- .
clud to Leeds to see her nnd was warmly
received , A few months later Miss Noll-
son visited her mother , and Invested
$10.000 for her benefit. In 180 she mar
ried Mr. Philip Henry Lro , but in 1877
shn obtained n decree of divorce in the
supreme court of Now York. She came
to this country in 1872 , and wns the
dramatic idol of the day. Shn came
again In 1874 , and again later. Her hist
engagement hero elo ed in May , 1SSO.
She was married to Edward Comptou ,
the leading man In her company , though
the fact was known only to a few Intim
ate friends. It was her intention to re
tire from the stage for some time on
reaching England. Alas for human
hopes. In Paris , on the loth of August
she died of neuralgia of llio stomach
after twelve hours of agony.
The Mngaxino of Art for March ( Cas-
sell AJ Company , Limited ) has on the
first page a full-length portrait of Miss
1-arren in .sanguine , nnd reduced from
Bartolo//.i's engraving of Sir Thomas
Lawrence's famous portrait. There is
also a full-page reproduction of Mr. F.
1) . Miller's * 'Tiio Granddaughter. " In
"An Atelier di-3 Dames , " \v E. CK.
Soniorvilh ) , the art-llfo of young Indies in
Paris is dcsciihcd very humorously.
Ca'.sell'H Family Magazine for March
contains installments of the two serial
stories , "A Willful Young Woman" nnd
"Lyndon of High Clifl'e.1" If there Is one
thing in which English magazines excel
it is in the artistic character of their short
stories , and Cas-toU'a is no exception to
this rule. Besides this it deals with so
cial and household topics in. a very
practical way , ami the short essay on the
act of digestion gives more real information
mation on how to eat than could bo
gained by the study of tlio most elaborate
Harper's Magazine for March is un
usually rich in illustrations , those which
accompany tlio article on "Capo Breton
Folk" being ; charmingly pastoral. "An
Iron City Beside tlio Ruhr , " by Moncuro
D. Conway , treats in a very interesting
way of the great Krupp Works at Esson ;
while Edmund Kirko's sketch of the citv
of Cleveland speaks of as marvelous a
growth the one tolling of the perfection
and development of llio instrument of
war , tlio other pointing out thu energy
and the industry which transformed : !
wilderness into a great citv. Brandcr
Matthews contributes a short but well-
told story "Brief as Woman's Love"
andMr. Howells writes in the "Editor's
Study" in a sonii-eynical vein on an im
pending surfeit of poets.
The Pansy for February (1) ( . L. Lothrop
& Co. ) contains short stories , poems and
pictures , little sermons aim lectures.
Morse , the inventor , and Joan of Arc are
the subjects in the alphabet series of
great men and women.
The opening nrticlo in "Tho Popular
Science Monthly'- * for March , "Biological
Teaching in Colleges , " is n sharp criti
cism of the failure of the colleges and
the preparatory schools before them to
give any adequate training to the observ
ing powers on which , by the modern
view , all true instructions ought to rest.
' Poem to Genesis" is Mr. Gladstone's
reply to Professor Huxley's "Interpreters
of Genesis and Interpreters of Nature , "
which appeared in the February number
# ! . Hillniithlw Oll.n. . . | . f > A I , .
botl , in a very pleasant -ind readable
paper , discusses the value of the "Animal
Weather-Lore" on which country people
relied moro before the signal service re
ports were started than they do now.
Professor Edward S. Morse furnishes an
illustrated article on "Japanese House-
Building. " Mr. N. H. Egloston speaks a
word in favor of the general institution
observance of "Arbor-Da } ' . " Mr. Lan
sing's instructive paper on "Discrimina
tion in Railway Rates" nnd Chnuncey
Smith's interesting article on "The In
fluence of Inventions upon Civilization"
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pcnncll , whoso
clever little book , "A Canterbury Pil
grimage , " has been such a success , liavo
written und illustrated a now work , en
titled "Italy , from a Tricycle. " It is a
description of n pilsrrimago on three
wheoln , recently mudo by them from
Florence to Rome , and it will appear in
t\vo numbers of The Century , beginning
Captain Coffin , author of "Tho Amer
ica's Cup , " "Old Sailor Yarns , " etc. ,
and at present yacht editor of the Now
York World , contributes to the March
Outing tlio first of a scries of papers on
"Blockade Running during the Civil
War. " M. J. Burns will illustrate them.
It is not generally known that Cnplnin
Coilin was present at the Monitor and
A Ilaniuti Story
Merchant Traveler : Maximus Scvorus
Tarmiiniuswus a Roman senator repre
senting the S teenth district and resided
with ins wife at n boarding house on the
Appinn Way. It had long been the wisli
ot the nobfo Roman and of his wife , that
she should wear a sealskin cloak to keep
out malaria , but , so far , the legislative
stipend had been unequal to gratify the
Jollersonian Bimplieity of tlio Senator.
Ono cloudy , cold morning just after the
ides of December , ho liissert his wife
good bye at the front door of the
caravansary nnd yanking Ids toga up to
shut out the insalubrious atmosphere ,
ho strode down the steps.
"Will 3-011 bo back to lunch , Tark ,
denr ? " lisped Mrs. Suvorus.
'No , Pulehorrima Candida , not to-
day. " ho replied. "There la important
business before thu senate , nnd the Inter
ests ol the people demand every hour of
a patroil'.s time , every consideration of
his duty. "
"It is enough , dear ; bo back to dinner
though , for wo are to go to the circus
MnMinus this eve to hoar a now joke by
the great clown Terence Catullus. "
"That I.s , indeed , worthy of heroic
effort , " ho said firmly , almost fiercely ,
ami for thu second time gave his toga 'a
hitch and put on his strode.
it was Into when Tnrqulnius returned ,
but his dinner hud been kept warm for
him and his wife mot him in her boudoir-
in tlio L over the kitchen. Ho had a
largo pnukag3 in his arms but she
climbed over it and kissed him.
"At lust , " ho murmured , throwing it
on the bed.
"What is It ? " shn asked tenderly.
"A seal skin cloak , " ho answered pas
"Oh love , oh rupture , " she oxcluinic'l
hugging him with one arm and tearing
ofl the wrapper with the other , "how did
you get itV when did you get tlio
"I voted properly in the senate , dar
"Voted ? how ? what ? " she hesitated in
bedazzled bcwildoinient ,
"Candida ! Wife ! I have spoken. Ask
me no iitie tioni. Tarcgulniua Maxlmus
Soveriis Is not on the witness stand , "
Then 1m wmit to dinner.
A DleitrCbHinK Subject ,
First Passenger ( on street car ) There
scums to bo considerable disquiet in regard
gard to the correspondence between
Grant and llalleck In
Second Passenger I beg you , sir , not
to refer to anything connected with the
late war. It unuervos mo.
First PassqngorPardon mo , sir. J
was not aware , of course , that the tmb-
jcct would bq distressing to you , Prob
ably lost a brother or lather or
.Second No , sir , I'm a magazine proof
Complete Trcalmenl ( with Inhaler for Every
Form of Catarrlit $1. Ask for SAN-
FORD'S ' RADJCAL CURE ,
Coldi , Watery
cs from Hi *
NoHcs In llio llcml ,
r vor instantly 10-
Oioklnjf mucus ills-
lodged , membrftuo
rleniKcd nnd lioitlod ,
brenth sivootoncd ,
sinoll , tnMo , mid hear *
InprcMnrpd , nnd rnvitRp * rhrokpri ,
CoiiRli , llmncliltK Dropplnus into tlio Tliront ,
1'nltn In tlm Clifst. I > j pcnn | ! , Wasting or
L.I. - . * . . . . . I'leMi , f/m of"Sli > op , out. , cured.
Ono bottle Itadlcnl Onro. ono box Catnrrhal
5-ohcnt and ono llr. Snnrotd's Inhaler , In ono
IWCKHRC. of nil UntfftrlPts , $1. Ask for 3 IN-
lonn's tuiicAt. Cunn , n mini distillation or
Witch Uluol , Am. 1'lno , Cn. 1'lr , ilailffold
Clover lllossoms , eto.
Poltcr Drug and Chemical Comoany , Boston ,
KIDNHY I'AINS" nnd that wdary
fciKiitlon over pimont with tliosuot
palntnl lildiujsonk backs , o\cr-
woikvd or worn out by standlnir.
MulkliiK-ortlio8o lniiiini'lilno , cnrud
.by CtmcTiu ANTI-I'IIN I'I.ASTKII , u
now , orlHltnil , olc nnt , and speedy nntldolo to
imln nnd Inllninmiitlon. ' At dnianNUHJ tlvo
lor $ l.tW. Mnllinl fico. I'oriuu Dllb'Cl AM )
CllhMlc.il.Co. , llo ton.
Red Star Line
CnrryliifftlioIlolKliim Itoj-nl nnrt Unllod Statoa
Mallsailing inury Saturday
BcUveen Antwerp & New York
TO THE RHINE GERMANY
, , ITALY , HOL
LAND AND FRANCE.
S lon from $00 to $100. Excursion trip from
fllOtoflBJ. Second Cnbiu f5J , und Uxoilnlim
? W. fclcciiijTu ims'iitfc nt low nites. 1'otcr
i'rlpht \ Sons , Uoncr.il Agents , 55 Urondrrny ,
Omnlm. Nohrntku , Tinnk 13. Moorca , W. , St ,
A. I' , ticket
ROSEWATER & CHRISTIE ,
Rooms 12 and 13 Granite Block ,
rjdradoSystcinsnndScwuniiro 1'lmisfor Cities
nnd Tonns n epcciulty. 1'lnns , l > tlnmtoa und
BpcclIU-ntlons for Public nnd otlior KnKlnooiliiir
Moiks lurnlslioJ. Surveys and Itoport maao
ANDIII-.W Ito Etv wen , Member American Boole-
Oly Civil Kngliieern. Oily niiRluoor of Oiimuu'
uo. II. UmtisTii : , Civil KnKlneer.
MENDELSSOHN & FISHER ,
D. L. SHANK. Superintendent
.uuua lotu Direct ! ' ,
Paid up Capital , - $200,000
Surplus Fund - . - oo.odo
FKANIC MUIU'HV , BAM'LE. HOOKI13.
Tresldont. Vlcu I'j-oiklout.
BEN n. WOOD. LUTIIKK DUAUB.
Cashier. As > t , Caahlor.
Arcountca ollcitod and piompl attentionflvoa (
to nil business ( intrusted to Its euro.
1'iijs rive per cent on Time Deposits.
W. F. STOETZEL ,
Has proven that he sells the host Stoves
in the city , llsiyiiifiriiovoiit to pay and
no expense , he is enabled to make prices
Competition Cannot Compete With.
BRICK BLOCK , HOWA11D , BKTWJSBK
10th and 17th Streets.
DREXEL & MAUL ,
( Successors to .1. O. Jacobs , )
At the old htand , H07 1'uumm St. Ordora by
iU'HTiipliHolIuitt'd nnd luoiiiplly uttuudod to.
GOTTHOLD BARTH ,
Saunders Street Market
Frosli , Bait nnd Smoked Montu , SnusnjePau- ; !
try , etc. J01Q Suundors struct , Tofi'j Plaou ,
O. F. DAVIS & CO.
Nebraska Land Agency
doiicrnl donlcrA In Honl Kstato and Heal Estate
uses , 1505 Kariuun St. Oninliu , Nob.
Stockholders' Mao tin if.
rplll ! annual meeting of the stockholder * of
J. Tlie lice I'nlilUliliiH Co. will bo held ut Iliolr
otllco.No vl U'urn am hi. , on .Monday. Miuth Itt ,
IBM , Ht i ! o'clock IL in. , lor ( lib election of u
bonrd of dliectoifi nnd auUi otlior business ns
limy coino brcniiioboloio It.
Oinnlia. Nobraslin , 1'nli , lUth , IBtf ,
Jubluliut U HoiKWAtKii , 1'ieildont.
Omci : , Aunmm OK I'lmuu ACCOUNT * . J
STAIR OF NMIIUHKA , MNCOI.N , I'cb , lit , 18S8.f
' ) ' Iri huioby coillfloJ Hint thu Nonrlth Union
J' I'lio Jnfuiancu Hotluy or .Vonvloli , In Uruat
lliltuln , bat compiled with HIP lusurunru law
ol title slate nnd In authorised to tnuibiict tliu
lmelim > w of lire Insuiunto In this state lor Ilia
ruirt'iit year ,
\Vlinu8s my liand mid tlio soul of FHI | ! olllca the
( tuy and } bar 111 si ubo\ w rltliiii.
( Slunud ) li A D.mnocn ,
[ si'Al.l Auditor 1'ubllo Accounts.
TliIf old rcllnblo company U i opicsontud In llio
UX ol ( Xnnduck & AiiKcll , cor. HIM and
lae BIS. leli.'unt
M 200.000 PAftlSOFTHE
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