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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , FRIDAY , MlVRGH 10 , 188& .
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nadrcPfed to Till ! llr.r. I'uiiUHilINO COMPANV ,
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to be inn Jo jmynblo to tlio order of the company.
IRE HIE PUBLIStHHEliPASr , PROPRIETORS ,
E. nOSRWATRK. EDITOR.
TIIR Laucr trial is now over , and a now
Ecnsatlon must bo found to lake its place.
GEXHKAJ , HOWARD , who lias been on
the anxious seat for some little lime , will
bo nominated us a major general to-day.
MR. POWDEIILY is on the ground in
.Kansas City and the trtio inwardness of
the great strike may bo expected shortly
to reveal itself.
URXCRAI * HOWARD'S headquarters will
not bo in the saddle although ho will
probably bo assigned to Pope's old com
mand at Sun Francisco.
A ruoJiiNKNT business linn in Mncon ,
Ga. , controls the weather signals for that
town. If the firm could only control the
weather it could then render the people
some signal service.
Ai'osrin CANNON evidently docs netlike
like the looks of the prison gates which
are yawning for him. It is rumored that
ho has lied , leaving his bondsmen in Salt
Lake to settle for his $45,000 bond.
Titc following comment on high license
Ju Nebraska , which wo take from the St.
J-ouls Itcpttbltctm , is pretty nearly true :
"In Nebraska , under tlio high license
Jaw , the number of saloons remains al-
ttiost stationary , while population goes
on increasing more rapidly than over. "
SWITZERLAND is about to pass n law
making it a misdutneanor for any woman
to wear corsets laced beyond n certain
standard of tightness. The dispatches
fail to state who is to gather the informa
tion upon which prosecutions will bo
DDUINO the Lmicr trial womans * rights
were asserted and recognized. Tlio
whole court room was pre-empted by the
fair sex , and the only scats reserved were
for tlio twelve jurymen , the judge , the
prisoner and the attorneys. Tins shows
what woman can get without the ballot.
DISPATCHES from Washington confirm
what had already been foreshadowed by
our advices. General Howard's name
vrill bo sent in to-day to the senate for
the major generalship made vacant by
Pope's retirement. Tlio president has
nfter all decided to allow seniority the
preference as a claim for promotion.
PHESIDENT CLEVELAND is drifting daily
wider and wider from his party. So far
from harmonizing the differences in the
democratic lines he has increased every
gap in tlio ranks. Tlio majority in con
gress and the president arc in harmony
upon scarcely a single issue. The demo
cratic administration is paving the way
for a speedy return of tlio republican
party to power.
CALIFOUNIANS think David S. Terry ,
-who killed' Senator Hroderick , will bo
appointed to succeed Senator Miller.
Terry is the lawyer who married his cli
ent , Sarah Allhca Hill , the woman who
recently acquired a national notoriety ,
owing to the Sharon-Hill divorce suit.
The appointment of Terry to the United
States senate will be another great boom
for Sarah Althca.
TIIK sale of the Morgan art collection ,
which cost Mrs. Morgan about n million
. dollars , will foot up nearly two million
dollars. It was jnojily \ a foiv ivcqka
tigO lmt ) Mrs. Morgan was a fool , and
that her colloctiou would not sell for one-
tenth of its cost. A good many pcoplo
will still continue to think that she was a
foolisti woman , and a great many- more
will think that the purchasers at the ro-
cn t auction were more foolish than over
ho was. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THE poor class4 > t England will rcjoico
over the rejection of the royal parts item
in Uic British supply bill. For years
British tax payers have boon protecting
iiguiiist the largo scries of royal perquis
ites with which they have been burdened.
For example , the queen rarely stays at
Buckingham palace more than tlircu days
lit u Umo and yet the country has to pay
C30 men to take care of some 100 horses
Ctublodthere. Ana this is but one needless -
loss Uuckingham palace Itom. Tim royal
ivicws at Hampton conrt are an equal
burden , and suvoral of the royal princes
linvo certain classes of personal bills paid
for them , although richly pensioned. It
l quite possible that the parks now in
the jjumo of tlio sovcrign will bo con
demned and placed under the supcrvi-
lou of local authorities nil over the
realm , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
TJIB mayor and city council should enforce -
force tliii gas ordinance to the lottor.
TJiey have decided that IM per thous
and feets \ a MI 111 cl cut price for the
quality of the material furnished. They
should now sco to it that the ordinance
fixing thu price is obeyed. If there is not
already authority to enforce it the council
should anu'iid its order and forbid the
presenting by any person of gas bills at a
rate higher than the ordinance permits ,
There is no doubt whatever that the
council can make it a misdemeanor pun <
ishublo by severe penalties for any agent
or collector to present illegal ami
.excessive gas bills just us tlio
legislature makes it a misdemeanor foi
Any conductor or agent of a railroad tc
-.Aemaud or collect more than three cents a
luilu from passengers.rn,0 forfeiture ol
the gas charter would afford no relief
The city cannot afford to bo without gas
Hut it is just as well eft" with one company
MS with another , as long us prices arc
Aeasoiiablo , Us business Is fcimply tc
protect consumers from extortion , ami
| uuku the penalties severe enough toexucl
Jwdlecce to its regulations.
Inaugurating the Cable System.
The announcement that ilio cable sys
tem of propelling streetcars is soon to bo
inaugurated in Omaha assures this city in
the near future n valuable improvement
in tlio line of rapid transit. The steady
advance of Omaha westward along the
lulls that rise from the river nnd extend
into the country beyond tlio city limits
has been one of the interesting tcaturcs
of our growth of the past live years.
Level ground has not been valued so
highly ns high and breezy loca
tions , and the plateau outside
of the business portions has received less
attention from those seeking locations for
homes than the streets which climb the
hills. The greatest settlement has been
towards the west where the facilities for
rapid transit have been the least. Hill ! !
oiler great difficulties for horse car lines
to overcome , and in ono direction at
least the time gained over that made in
walking is trilling. The cable cars pos
sess the advantage of being operated
with cqaal facility on level or rising
ground. Steam power takes little
account of hills which would
f-taggcr horseflesh. The engines whicli
propel the endless cables to which the
cars are attached can overcome grades
twice ns steep n ? any which we
have on our Omaha streets. In point of
speed the cable carsa.ro also greatly supe
rior to those on the ordinary lines. The
average rate of the Omaha horse cars Is
less than four miles an hour. The speed
attained by the cable cars in other cities
averages eight miles an hour , or exactly
double. To a resident of this city whoso
homo is a mile or more from his place of
business this is an important considera
tion. There arc disadvantages , however ,
ns well as advantages connected with the
cable car system. Accidents to pedes
trians arc more numerous. The crip is
not so easily controlled as horseflesh.
Hut with proper regulations nnd restric
tions the dangers can bo reduced to a
Ho IlcspcrtH the I
Jay Gould announces in an interview
that ho will not interfere in the strike on
his southwestern system because it was
inaugurated on a road which is in the
hands of the United States court , and lie
respects the majesty of the law.
Ilow long since Jay Gould acquired his
respect for the law and his reverence for
the courts ? Ho had not learned it in the
days of Erie , when ho seized the books
of that corporation , and spent hours on a
Hudson river ferry boat dodging the
writs of the courts. Ho had not pro
gressed much further in his lesson when
ih corrupt association with Judges
Uarnard nnd Cardozol enabled him to
.iso the bench to cloak his dishonest
schemes for nibbing the public. His
deep respect for law had not yet boon ac
quired when his lobbyists swarmed around
Jio capital at Washington and besieged
the general land office to fortify his oecu-
Kition of the Union Pacific management ,
lis admiration for impartial justice bad
lot reached its present enthusiasm when
Judge Wcstfield in chambers ratified by
n purchased decision the Manhattan ele
vated railroad steal at the great jobber's
What hypocrisy in tlio veteran cor-
ruptcr of courts and legislatures , the
purchaser of juries nnd suborner of
crime in high judicial places to
irate about his respect for law. What
knavery for a man who boasts that ho
lays for his law by the year to pretend
lo bow to the majesty of the courts whom
ho has made his willing tools.
Mr. Gould" sees nothing in the great
railroad strike to call for his interference.
lie protests that he is powerless , even if
10 felt so disposed to correct the wrongs
complained of. But no ono knows better
: han the arch hypocrite who is now junk
eting in his million dollar yacht that a
word from the controller of the South
western system would bring the great
strike to a close.
IN the midst of a speech said to have
been ono of the most eloquent and pow
erful over delivered in a Nebraska court
room , Mr. Thurston made a violent and
bitter attack upon tlio press in general
and the Omaha newspaper men in par
ticular , for their iullrcnco upon public
opinion and against his client. The oc
casion no doubt demanded Mr. Thurs-
ton's eloquent diatrabo. Although the
jury had been secluded from the rmbljc
mm Siiut out ir&m the Influence of the
newspapers , they cannot have boon in
sensible to the atmosphere of a public
opinion whoso current has for months
boon so unfavorable to tlio prisoner.
They breathed it on tno court room.
They must have scon it reflected on the
interested faces of the spectators and in
terpreted its force from the speeches of
the counsel. It was distinctly against
the prisoner in jeopardy of his life. On
that account was mi clement to bo op
posed by the counsel for the defense.
For this reason , ns wo have said , the oo-
casion demanded Mr. Thurstoii's thun
derous sentences ot denunciation against
those who had assisted In forming , or
wore responsible in part for the mainte
nance of unfavorable public sentiment.
Hut after admitting this there is some
thing elfco to be added. It needed
nothing morn than the publication of the
fact of the killing of Mrs. Laucr by her
husband to arouse the public indicuatlon
which has steadily increased as all the
details of their unhappy married life have
become known. Public opinion is for
tunately opposed to all wife beaters. Mr.
Thurbton does not liiiiit-elf billevo that
the press was unjustified in printing the
news of the rupture which resulted from
John Lauer's brutality so many months
ago. The press was not responsible for
his inhumanity ; the pros * cannot bo
charged with impropriety in giving its
readers the facts in a case which was al
ready of neighborhood notoriety , and
Ilio editors and roportorj are cer
tainly in no way proper subjects
for criticism in holding up the mirror to
the public- and reflecting the lights and
shadows alike , which have played ova i
this wretched tragedy of a short but un
happy life. Public opinion is nothing
more than the orystalizcd judgment oJ
individuals. It frequently reflects pre
judice and cowardice aud hastily forme
verdicts. But matured public opinion
rarely wanders from the truth. The
press is but u single clement in formiu
and in moulding it. In the present case
it has presented the facts as
gleaned aud presented thorn 'so
correctly that the sworn testimony
of the trial has varied iittlo from the stor.v
as given months ago by the industrious
gleaners of the newspapers.Yithout
exception editorial comment has been
noncommittal since the prisoner was ar
raigned for his crime. The evidence on
jolh sides has been presented to the pub
lic impartially , nnd if the features of the
scenes in the courtroom have intensified
.ho feeling of public indignation , the
: althful pen photographers cannot bo
jlnmed for the ofl'ect.
COXGRCSSMAX HAIIN , of Louisiana ,
who was found dead in his room in
Washington last Monday , was a Hayar-
an by birth , but came to this country at
nn early ngo with his parents , who lo
cated at New Orleans. When the war of
.he rebellion broke out ho had just grad
uated as a lawyer. His sympathy was
with the Union , and his loyalty would
not. permit him lo take an oath of ollico
requiring fidelity lo the Confederate
suites. When the Union forces arrived
u Now Orleans Mr. Halm at once took
in active part in the reconstruction of
Louisiana , and during liio reconstruction
days he was ono of Ihu most prominent
men in the state , llo was elected to con
gress , but was not permitted lo take his
scat until February 7th , 1Q03. After the
expiration of his congressional term he
was appointed prize commissioner of
New Orleans. Ho purchased and edited
the Now Orleans Daily True Delta , in
which lie advocated emancipation , Ho
was elected the first governor of Louis
iana as a tree state , and was inaugurated
March -llh , 1804 , receiving from President
Lincoln , on the 15lh of that month , the
additional powers of military governor.
Having been elected United States sen-
alo. in January , 18C5 , ho resigned the
office of governor , but did not press his
claim lo a scat in the senate.
EVEHV effort to invade tlio Yellowstone
National park with a railroad should bo
summarily checked by congress. A bill
lias been introduced to permit the con
struction of a railroad through the park ,
the excuse being that a road is neccssarv
Lo reach the Cooke mining district. This
is not n valid excuse , however , and it isle
lo bo hoped that it will have no weight.
If ono railroad is admitted to the park ,
other railroads will follow , and the result
will bo that its value as a national reser
vation and a resort for pleasure seekers
will bo destroyed. If there is a mining
district of sufficient value to have a rail
road built 'to it , fetich a railroad can
afford to take a circuitous route and
leave the park uninvadcd.
ST. PATRICK'S day of 18SO was a glor
ious one for Ireland. Jnstca'l ' of expen
sive processions nnd wasted money , the
reports bring news of largo additions to
the national funds , of the green nnd
orange entwined , and of a union of Irish
men , regardless of creed , to advance the
great work of securing the rights of the
COURTNEV , the match king , died last
week , leaving a fortune of 53,000,000 as
the result of thirty years engaged in mak
ing parlor matches. Mr. Courtney began
business with a capital of § 50. This is a
striking example of the rapid accumula
tion of wealth by honest industry.
HAVING decided to invest largely in
railroads , it is to bo hoped that China
will be able to employ all her cheap John
labor in their construction. JThcro are
several thousand in America who can bo
spared without the least trouble.
ROSCOE CONKLINO is credited with
making about $40,000 , a year from his law
practice. This beats politics , nnd ex
plains why Mr. Conkling has no desire lo
return to the political arena and bank
THE I < ' 1ELJJ OP INDUSTRY.
The Knights In Topeka ] Kan. , own their
The unionists of Lynn have 815,000 In
bank and.intcnd to build n hall.
Philadelphia has more hands employed In
the kult goods industry at this thno than nt
any other for yeais.
Several Massachusetts and Maiito Woolen
mill owners have voluntarily icduced tlio
hours of labor from eleven to ten per day.
A movement is on foot to have Michael
Davitt , the Irish patilot , commissioned [ as un
organizer of tlio Knights of Labor In Great
Biltain and Europe.
Henry B. Courtney , the head of tlio Diamond
mend Watch company , died at Wilmington ,
Del. llo started in business In 183 ] with § 50 ,
and was worth at his death over 55,000,000.
Additional latgorotiJj ! 5ro J lfia croclS1 ! ;
at llltes , Pa , , for the manufacture of plate <
glass , nnd extensive contracts have been
placed in western Pennsylvania for btcol tub
ular boilers , tables and all the necessary par
The manufacturers of window glass assert
that the trade appears indifferent as to
whether factoiies run or not. Prices , they
say , are ruinously low , and imported glass
can be bought In this country at about the
price of liomc-mado glass. Other branches
of the glass trade are active.
Koielcu Iron and fitocl makers report an
Improving demand for material both for
American , Indian and Australian maikots ,
partlculaily for railway mateilal. The cut
lery manufacturers arc meeting with orders
from the United States.
A Manchester , Kngland , firm has Just made
the largestlocomotlvoframe-slotting machine
over turned out The bed is .SO icet long , D
feet wide and will weigh sixty tons. It has
improved arrangements for driving. It is nt-
tiacting the general attention of engineers.
A new organization lias sprung up in the
south calltxl "The Wheel. . ' ' It has seven
planks , similar In many icspccts to those ot
other labor organisations , but 111010 ot a po
litical complexion. The mcinbcrhlj > has
giown rapidly. Its first plank dumniuis that
tolograpmc and railroad lines be eontiollod
by tlio goveinment , nnd tiint national bank
ciiironcylio ictlrudund that iibury laws be
Reductions in wages nro frequent In Great
Diltaln and Kuiope , even as low as they are.
Considerable ) complaint Is made , but Jabur
organisations tlieio sooiu to bo acquiescent.
Thu trades-unions Imvo been paying moio at
tention for ycais past to paying the doctors'
nnd tnidcitakeiV bills of their members than
to making determined ctloits to impioro
importers of mannfactuied goods are
watching tliu cnmvio ot the American mar
kets > eiy closely , Ttioy quietly predict that
there \\ill be eomc heavy impoitatlons of
lu.inutactiiH'd goods , bimllar In clinractcr to
that of JSS1 and IBSi. Already larco impoits
have bo2ti mndo of certain pioducts , and
should the present cost bo Incicased 5 or 10
percent , the way will bo opened for heavy
Philadelphia Record : The executive
honid of the Knights of Labor has been
obliged to put a f-top tu the organization of
assemblies for tony dsy . Too many aie
wowdinp : In and siifilefent care cannot be
taken to keep out the unworthy. The order
is giowing bcjouil thu conception of Its
founders. Thokonorul executive , commilteo
is oveiburdciu'd'vlthwork. At the present
Unit ) U has nearly 500 appeals , crlovances
and complaints fioin wMhlii its own meiiir
bcrshlp concerning- fntcrnat'and extern
al troubles , iioimi nucldncry , It Is rccog'
uiiod , intiit be established and set to work in
the nature of knightly com ts , wherein dllllcul-
ties , both Internal and external can bo
promptly ettlnd , and it In proposed to cs-
taLlUU sucli coiutu. for that pnipose. It is
thcmKht there 111 "bo no dimanlty ton n din
obtntnlnjr men with level : heads to do this
work. They arc , howctcr"very scarce , bnt n
sense of responsibility develops ti wonder-
Stotu CitJoinwil. ) .
Since the resignation of Mayor Vmigh.in ,
of Council Uliiffs , It is5notVcd that the Issu
ance ot proclamations ifts 'gone Into n stale
of Innocuous desuetude.
Innate Modesty ofvNcwsunpcr Men.
iVfiu Haven .JS'cics.
The Innate modesty of newspaper men is
shown by the fact that a Texas editor killed
three men the other ilnr , and In alluding to
the Incident afterwards acknowledged that he
only tried to kill one.
Woitli n Dozen or Six m .Tones.
Mrs. VnuCott , the revivalist , 1ms done a
Rieat deal of good In the world , nnd will un
doubtedly accomplish much In Denver. She
Is worth a dozen cheap shoutcrs like Sam
P/ifl < i < ! dpM < Jtecortl.
The crashed strawberry vase , which went
for 818,000,000 nt tliu Morcan aln In New
York , is eight inches high and three Indies
broad. It wouldn't hold In cold tlio dollars
paid for It. and yet it mlcht hold all the
sense expended In bitch a purchase.
Mrs. Lntmtry now holds deeds and mort
gages on New York real estate to the value
of 5150,000. The peronal property she
formerly held there , whoso first name was
Fieddy , Is worth n great deal more than
Ono of tlio Modern Rotirbons.
Ifeui Yo > k Star.
One of the commonest specimens of thn
"Bourbon" is who will
modern the man not
pcrceUo that there Is anything In the icla-
tlous of capital and labor other than that
\\hlch atTectcd him and his fellows In former
days. _ _
If the Lincoln Journal nnd those local
papers who have so much to say In abusing
Van Wyck , without auypaiticular specifica
tions , do not soon desist , they will brs the
means of making him his own successor.
Such things always provn to bo a boomerang.
i A Branch Road to Omaha.
Duffaln Gup ( Dal ; . ) Aruits.
The Black Hills should have direct com
munication with Omaha , as the interests of
the wholesale houses of that town and the
people of this country are greatly impaired
by not having such facilities. Wo hope to
sen this matter agltatedlby tlio piess of the
Hills aud Omaha. / '
Covering a Good Don ! 'orGrouml.
The BIK : says of Dr.'Mlllfir's mission to
Washington that his time liasbeen taken up
almost enlliely In lobby'liiK ' tor the Union
Tactile landing bill anl Patrick's torpedo
boat scheme. 2fo\v soinCjOthc'r atitlioi ity says
he is trying to get on thu Ut li commission.
This man must be covei ing a ' good deal of
grou n d 1
The Street Car Driver's Song.
There Is music sweet In IJio ilnglng bell ,
And it travels the air b ( lh fust and far ,
But there's nothing sweet in. the bounds that
swell ' ; ' ;
FronHlie driver's gong In the ono-hoisecar.
When you hear that sound , with suspicious
Von look at the others who with you lidc ,
To pick out tlm one who h.xs dropped no laio
Fioin the mouth of the box to the tell-tale
But yonr happincis Is not quite supreme
Till the driver slides hack the street-car door ,
And exclaims in his rage , with lilsoyongleam :
"Thcie ain't 'noiigh lares , and I want ono
STATE AND TEIUUTOIVX.
Nearly § 12,000 have been subscribed for
a new hotel in Tccumsch.
Muscular scullers arc in demand at
Nebraska City to navigate the Missouri
John Moulding , n resident of Johnson
county since 1855 , nnd the founder of To-
cuniseh , is in destitute circumstances.
The census of Fairinount shows n popu
lation of 1,317 , more than enough to
make it a city of the second chibs. This
is a gain of 40 percent in six months.
The remains of David V. Blair , tlio un
fortunate .section boss who was killed by
the cars at Miser Station , \Vyo. , Satur
day , wore brought to Silver Creel ; , Neb. ,
Christ Ncidig planted several loads of
Sg ? . ? ir s slaiwy ;
a\i\nw \ me report ujujjJfi littu ct
coal on his land. Ho did this in order to
sell his claim for a good price and was
A callous bachelor suggests the follow
ing topic : for discussion at thu annual
convention of the Fremont Young Ladies'
Protective association : "Hosolvod , That
n wife's wardrobe is dearer than herself. "
The mean old thing !
The West Point papers , the Republican
nnd the Progress , are lighting over thn
matter of which of the two papers has
been successful in wheedling Ctnning
county out of the greatest amount of
money in the last seve.n years. Accord
ing to the Republican's llgnres the
Progress succeeded in pocketing tlio most
Tlio Ouster City ( Black Hills ) Chronicle
has advices from reliable sources that the
B. & M. railroad will build into that
country. "This company , " says the
Chronicle , "is pushing the prado rapidly ,
having nearly 2,000 , men at work nt this
time. Contracts have been recently lot
to n point twenty-livq or thirty miles
south of Clmilron. A representative of
that company was recently at DuU'alo
( iap , gathering information touching
upon the prospective ( Cosourees of tlio
southern hills , and will vitv't Custer City
in u few days with the tame purpose in
view. This looks omioii8 | ) | and argues
the early railroad connection of Custur
City with the cast and wostj"
Iowa Items. '
The railroads contumigU Sioux City
have decided to build a Jimon depot.
Twcnty-livo farmers residing near Hast
ings have started a cotopdrativo black
smith shop. ' -
The Turners of DnvonrJprl , if the prohi
bition question isfactlledfiivprablototluiir
interests , propo.se to crcfH all opera house
to cost about $80,000.
Labt October Clarence Ackcrnmn left
Ackloy for Douglas county Dakota ,
where ho entered tno ministry. Ho con
tinued preaching the gospel till February
llth. On the evening of that day ho
started for lo\va , and has not been heard
The inauguration of bluetingoporations
in Jackson county by the Chicago , Bur
lington & Northern Railroad company
hab been the moans of turning looau from
their dons largo numbers of wolves ,
which have scattered through that region
and are proving upon the hogs and sheep
to an alarming extent.
At Dubuque Saturday evening' , John
Dean , a grain buyer was assaulted by
boino drunken farmers , strangers to him ,
and was terribly cut up with a knife. Ono
of his ears wa's almost cut off nnd two
gashes thro ? inches long extended down
the right chcofc ntii h\to the bono , Hail
gashes wore made in the neck nnd shoul
ders. The assailants escaped before being -
The G. A. U. of Sioux City have decided
lo introduce at their meeting next month
n new and important toast , "Tho Army
Muo ! , " and hurl apostrophes at the mem
ory of the valient , plodding beast ,
around whom cannon lialls ripped and
roared in war times. No historian lias
yet transmitted on historic pages the
record of his virtues ; no painter lias de
lineated on the breathing canvas the
mildness of his soft brown cj'e ; no sculp
tor lias clii&cled out of palpitating mar
ble the incomparable outlines of his
matchless anatomy ; no poet lias sung in
the melodious verso of immortal song his
praises ; no orator has pronounced on
The Yanklon creamery is again in oper
Devil's Lake celebrated , with bauds
and bonfires , Secretary Lamar's decision
in tliu Briltinland case.
While thawing out some giant powder
near Rapid City , a man named Johnson
had ono side of his face and head blown
Rich deposits of silver quartz have been
known to e.\isl at Palisade , nine miles
from Valley Springs. A specimen of
qimrti has been assayed and yielded as
high as $03 tv ton.
At Sioux Falls a challenge has boon is
sued by thu Knights Templar to the uni
formed rank Knights of Pythias to u com
petitive drill , which challenge has boon
accepted. The date for the contest has
not boon settled upon.
The county scat fight in Kingsbury
county this year promises to bo an excit
ing one. 'J hero are several contestants ,
and a Sioux Falls man who owns a largo
farm live miles cast of DeSmct , has
adored to give -1 0,000 toward the con
struction of buildings if the county scat is
located on his land.
In the case of Taucr vs the heirs of
y alter A.Mntin , from thn Walortown laud
district , the secretary of the interior has
decided that the widow of a deceased
homestead ontrymaii , who had complied
with the requirements of the law up to the
date of his death , is not required to ro.sido
on thu laud , but may , by continued culti
vation thereof for the remainder of the
period , complete the claim aud receive
A Heroic Woman.
For several years women have sought
to obtain licenses from the government as
pilots on the Mississippi river , but they
have invariably failed. If the perform
ance of Mrs. Sargeant , wife of the owner
of the steamer which was wrecked by a
boiler explosion last week before Vicksburg -
burg , are a , fair sample of what women
engaged in the river business can do in
an emergency , they certainly appear lo
be well qualified for admission into ttio
ranks of the captains as well ns into
those of the pilots.
As Mr. Sargeant was at homo in poor
health his wife was in charge of the boat's
business. When the explosion occurred
nio.st of the deck hands wore blown into
the river. The captain , pilot and engin
eer were cither disabled or panic strick
en. Although Mrs. Sargeant's clothing
took lire she retained presence of mind
and took command of the boat. Under
her direction the tires were extinguished ,
the men in the water who were in sight
were rescued and the boat was pulled
ashore whcro it sank in shallow water.
Eye witnesses express the opinion that if
fehe. had not been present tlio steamer
would have been entirely destroyed and
that .several additional lives might have
If Mrs. Sargeant would like a liccnso
to act as pilot or as captain she should
liltcrary Work anil AVages.
r/iI ( < iIclj/ia ) / ( Timer ,
It is now said that Mr. William D. How-
ells commands higher prices for liis work ,
particularly in the magazines , than any
other American author. The , rumor is
that ho receives from $50 to § 100 a page
for his work in the Century and in Har
per's , and that ins estimated income from
his writings this year will be about § 20-
000. Twenty-live years ago his salary us
a news editor was § 20 a week.
Ciuessers say that Jinierbon'a books all
told never yielded him more than about
§ 30,000 , or say 81,000 a year for thn best
thirty years of his life. But Mr. Emer
son belonged to that quality of genius
that always commands nioro ot this
world's reverence than of its ready cash.
The best things in him and in his work
were fee far beyond any accepted market
value that they were practically invalua
ble.Mr. . Howells has touched that happy
medium of taste nnd execution which
renders him very enjoyable IQ the
and lives. Twenty thousand dollars a
'year is not a largo income for a man who
has fought his way through all the phases
of literary work as Mr. llowolls has done
and of course the more he is talked about
the greater will bo the demand for his
LOOKS , and his income ought to increase
Chicago News : A very small newsboy
stood at the corner of Superior and
Clark Mrecls yuMorday. Under his arm
was a solitary and bespattered copy of
the News. Satisfied cither by the
plethoric condition of his pocket , caused
by a successful run of business , or by the
warmth of the sun , ho disdained to call
his wares. A rotund and austere ofllcor
of the North Side Street Railway Com-
puny passed. Ho stopped abruptly , approached
preached the lounging youngster , and
said : "Mows , boy , " nt the same time
slipping a coin into the hand of the
urchin , who , in turn , dexterously de
posited it between his t eth. Dellvoring
thn wrinkled paper the boy sent a dirty
hand into his tron. ens pocket and produced
four pennies and a nickel , which he
emptied into the extended palm of the
dignified purchaser , "You hliould bo
moro careful , sir , " said thn rotund gen
tleman , glancing at the cliango and then
handing it back to the youngster. "I
gave you a 8-cent piece not a dime. "
Not a muscle of the boy's face moved.
The same dirty Iittlo hand went up to his
mouth and returned with the 11-ccnt
piece , Quick as n flash the coin had
again changed owners. "What's this
iorV" gasped the dignified ofliclal.
"Keep i or money , " replied the hey , with
a wave of the dirty hand : "I likes tor re
ward honesty , " The dignified gentle
man hhibliud to the roots of his hair , and
stood for a moment gazing at the back
of the t-elf-po.ssossed urchin , who had
turned on his heel and sauntered away.
A Comlonsoil NOVA | .
Rufus W. Nye , of Wayne county , Now
York , disappeared seventeen yours ago.
In 1874. his wife , believing him dead ,
married an old sweetheart , who died two
years afterward. In 1881 she married
again , and a few days ago Nye turned
up. Ho had made a fortune in the log
ging business in Michigan. Ho had an
interview with his wife's present hus
band , who recognized the priority of his
claim and biirrendered the woman , who
has gone west with her new-found hus
United States Consul Lyoll , at Geneva ,
advises American chcosemakers to make
sugar of milk froni whey , as is done in
THE WILD WEST.
Unnclie Mfo nnd Oamd Shooting ,
Tlrtodoro Roosevelt bcmlrlbutos lo tkb
Marcli Outing nn interesting nvllclo from
which wo extract the following :
To see the rapidity with whicli the
larger kinds of pamo animals arc being
exterminated throughout the United
States is really melancholy. Twcnty-ltvo
years ago , or even lifte'cn years ago , the
western plains nnd mountains were in
places fairly thronged with deer , elk ,
antelope nnd bullalo ; indeed Ihero was
then no other part of the world save
South Africa whcro the number of in
dividuals of largo game animals wns so
largo. All this lias now been changed , '
or else is being changed at a really ro-
mnrkablo rate of speed. The buffalo nro
already gone ; u few stratrgling individ
uals , and perhaps here and there a herd
so small that it can hardly be called
more than n sqund , are all that remain.
Over four-fifths of their former range
the same into has befallen the oik and
their number , even among tlio moun
tainous haunts , which Mill all'ord them a
refuge , is greatly decreased. The
shrinkage umonc ducr and antclopo Inn
been relatively nearly as serious. There
are but few places left now where it is
profitable for a man to take to hunting
as u profession ; the brutal skin-hunters
and meat-butchers of the woods ami
prairies have done their work : and these
uuekskin-clad and greasy nimrods are
now themselves sharing tlio fate of the
( Tame that has disappeared from before
Still , however , there is plenty of sport
to bo had by men who are of a more or
less adventurous turn of mind , and suf-
liclently hardy and resolute to be will
ing to stand rough work and scant faro ,
aud of course , excepting some men who
go out to bpcnd some mouths in travel
ing solely for purposes of sport , no class
has as much chance lo get it as is the
case with the ranchmen , whoso herds
now cover the great plains of the west ,
and oven range will up on the foothills
of the mighty central chain of the Rocky
Mountains. All my own hunting has
been done simply in the intervals of the
numerous duties of ranch life ; and in or
der to understand the way wo set out on
a trip after gamu it is necessary also to
understand a little about the nature of
our homes and surroundings.
Many of the ranches are more mud
hovels or log shuiilies , stuck down in any
raw , treeless spot whcro there happens to
be water and grass ; but many others are
really bcautitully situated , and though
rude in construction , are still largo
enough and solid enough to yield ample
comfort to the inmates. Onu such , now
in my mind , which is placed in a bend of
the Heart river , could not possibly be
surpassed as regards the romantic beauty
of its surroundings. My own house
stands on a bottom of the Little Missouri
nearly two miles in length , and perhaps
half a milo or over in width , froji tfiR
brink of the current to the line of steep
and jagged buttcs that rise sharply up to
bound it on the side farthest from thu
river. Part of this bottom is open cov
ered only with rank grass and sprawling
Rage-brush ; but there are patches of
dense woodland , where the brittle cottonwood -
tonwood trees grow close together
and stretch their heads high in the air.
The house itself , made out of hewn logs ,
is in n largo open glade many acres in
extent. It Ironts the river with its
length of sixty feet , and along the front
runs a broau veranda , whore wo sit in
our locking-chairs in the bummer time
when the day's work is done. Within it
is divided into several rooms ; ono of
these is where wo spend the winter
evenings at the time when the cold has
net in with a bitter intensity hardly
known in any other part of the United
Slates. A huge fireplace contains the
great logs ot cedar alid cotton-wood ;
skins of elk and deer coyer the floor ,
while wolf and fox furs hang from the
walls ; antlers and horns are thrust into
the rafters to servo as pegs on which to
hang coats and caps.
4n the glade , beside the house , there
arc several other buildings , a fatiiblc , a
smithy , and two or three sheds and out
houses , besides a high , circular horse-cor
ral , with a snubbing post in the center ,
and a fenced in garden patch. Tlio river
itself is usually shallow , rapid stream
that n man cannot wade across , bnt that
cannot carry the liglitu&t boat ; but when
the MIOWS melt , or after heavy rains , it is
changed into n boiling , muddy torrent
that cannot bo crossed oy man or beast.
and that will bear huge rafts. Ills at all
times dangerous to cross on account of
the quicksands ; but ( iftcr a series of
freshets the whole river can be described as
simply four or live feoto } ' turbulent water
running down over the moving mass of
quicksand three feet in depth , that lills
tno extirobed of the stream. In ordinary
iloodn there will remain certain fords and
rapids that can bo cro.ssed ; but at times
any horse that dared to attempt a
passage , no matter where , would bo al
most certainly lost.
Back from tlio river for several miles
extends u sfrctch of broken and intense
ly rugged country , known in plains par
lance as "bad lands. " It consists of
chains of J teei ) buttcs or hills , often
21reru ! : , , 5uiui9 ! tttyiV-Ji11' ' ' ! ? , ij < ia gop-
orated by a not-work ot deep ravines and
winding valleys , which branch out in ev
ery direction. When wo pass these bad
lands we como to tno open nrairiu , which
stretches out on every side in level or un
dulating expanse as far as Ilia eye can
reach. In a few of the gorges in the
bad lands them are groves of wind-beat
en pines , or dwarfed cedars , favorite
haunts of the black-tail deer.
A Cool Villain.
Now York Herald : That is a very odd
story which comes from Vienna. His
like ono of Poo's narratives of complex
crime which make the reader's flesh
creep as though a centipede were crawl
ing up and down his spinal column.
Frau Kiiehnel had two thousand gulden ,
a snug bit of a fortune , nnd she wanted a
husband , She advertised that slio would
be glad to receive applications for her
hand and heart , and named the sum she
possessed us an inducement beyond the
attractions of hnr person ,
A tall man , with an insinuating voice ,
called upon the lady , looked critically
at her , mil still moro ciitically about tliu
room , and then departed , bo far all is
clear and plain. But from this point the
plot thickens. Young Kunhnel coming
liomo from school found the door looked ,
Ho knocked ; no answer. The door was
forced bv some stalwart fellow and the
apparently lifeless body of the poor
woman foil into his arms. She recovered
milliientlyto/'asp"Cold ! ! Cold ! " and to
add , "It was u man who did it , " nnd to
explain that it was ono of her matrimonial
menial visitors , anil then the curtain
The villain hud crept into her room un
observed , runsai'kcd her dmst of draw-
wri , stolen everything ho could lay bauds
on , wounded tno woman fatally ami do-
camped. The police aud the pcoplq are
No novelist can imagine a situate n
half as thrilling a seine of the events in
the ovorydtiy lito of a great city.
Now York Sun : "Madame , " said a po
lite passenger in a crowded street car
from his comfortable boat to lady who
was preserving her balance with dillicul-
ty , "permit mu to - "
"On , thank you , sir , " leplled the lady ,
sweetly , UH shu prepared to sit down.
"Er as 1 was abuut lo my permit mo
ah to call jour attention to that all-
strap. _ _ _
'THE WIST WASHI.M } COMPOUND
of the- day is undoubtedly JAMES PVLE'S
PEARL1NE. It cleanses the dirtiest and
most oli-gaht fabiiii without injury
and with little labor. For sale by
I hO OPIUM IN AWV FOIUt
IN THREE SIZE BOTTLES.
PRICE 25 CENTS , 50 CENTS , AND $1 PER BOTTLE
O K > CEN I BOTTLES nro wit up for the n
jQrffJroMimnrtntiuniir nil who doslro n coo
iintl IOTV priced
Coush , CoIdandGroupRemedy
TMOM : m. A iir.Mi-.nv roil
Bhoulil secure iliolawo ft bottle1 * . Direction
nccomptm ) IMF nncli bottlo.
Sold by nil Modichio Donlors.
isA Tiun.i : or.u
v -run OLD nr-UAni.E
Spring and Bummer eMlIng * BI folltmgi
FfistRnlmdny ciui'Miuftll | iwirliofiom New York.
ToU WtJncfclay riproM wrrlcv from Boston *
nrtFROS . .rnllt M-illCI.Mnj 1 . Juno 1(1 ( , Julr II
M'VTHIA . . . .nulln Al'HI M , Mlt . Jimon , July JI
(1AIt.l\ . nils > ln > fJnnre , JinipMi.Jnl.nl
liOIIlMA . RttsMnj IZ.jMneV.JuljrT.AugunU
Boston l > pnc ISO mllp nmnr I.trrrpool. than Ifrw
1 01 L , f ht Oitvon (0 ejytcftcit to maVe the iuiit0r f n lens
than fir day * .
HIP aliova Hoot U thp forfprifuAfrnf nntl most
ntnfjr ( ff rrnf nllmt , mntiy of tlii'fhtp * nHncOTer&COfpct
IOIIR. Kk feet wide. 7.WO t nimnml II u hom'po * i r. Thu
lltui M tli oMrst Ini'xMrnrc nml ha * never lost O
Pnosoncor * Oabln , ItfirAtraor InUTitmllnto tiu.
} ttntt-clnxfl unwrnprr line ,
'or fnillior lnfnnnitl < nirn < nnrp-nt in inrwt of the
towns nml rttlrs throUKltoiit Ihc i-ountry. or
. O. ( VIIITIKH. Ilnnnirrr of Wctirn IHpurtnu-ni , 151
lUthlolph Mirct , ( Under Rhrnimn HOIIMChiniBO ) , 1IL
inted * liire wo ar0 not rcprtBculiiL
OM : on MOKI :
1 PAY nil cspi-PM clmrsc" lo all point * within 300
mllci. l.orH'ontrlnm * to srlpct rrnm KrniltKomi
Ktaiup Cor lllustrutcU cntalotfua. AU ntlan UUs puier. |
L , G , SPENDER'S TOY FACTORY ,
221 W. MADISON ST. , CHICAGO.
Or ttin I.lquor lltibll ,
Cni-ctl by AdiuluUtorliiK Dr.
Unities * Uolilcu 8i < > clflr.
It can boRlron In.i cup of cofTi'e or lea without
the knowledge' or the person taking It , Is absolutely
liarmlcii.iiMd will olffrct u prrnmnrntand npecdjr
euro , wlietlir tbe patient Un murtrmlc drinker ot
vi alcoholic wreck. U 1ms been clvcn In tlioa-
f.irtsot cniC5 , and In every Instance ft pel fret cure
Imsfolloneil. It HI-TOT fnltx. Ilio nyttcm onca
Impregnated n Ith Iliapccl.lc , It becomes all ulttt
Impu-Hlblllly for ( ho liquor appetite to cxlnt.
roii HALF BY ronLowiNo nuuanisTS :
KUIIN & CO. . Cor. tStti nml Dct'slnn , and
IHIli A : CnmlDB SIM. , Umnlm , Ncl ) .
A. D. FO.STKU < V 1JRU. .
Council niutT * , loira.
Call or write for pamphlet containing hundreds
Iromllirbctvruuieu and meufrom
GOLD MEDAL , TAKIO , 1878.
_ Warranted cbialiitcly pura
Cocoa , from which ILocicemof
Oil has been rcrno\cd. Ithae < Ar <
ttmej the strength ot Cocoa mixed
xvltli Btnrcli , Arrowroot or Sugar ,
and U therefore far moro economi
cal , catting ten than one cent a
cup. It li dullcloas , nourishing ,
strengthening , easily dlgvded , mill
admirably adapted for imullda as
well no for persona In licaltll.
Sold bjr tirurera cTcrjtthcre.
W , BAKER & CO , , Dorchester , Mass ,
017 St. ClmrleiiSt. , BI. JT.oulM.aio.
lrrciiiftrgrftilual cr two U dl lColtifef , bi < tcca tonftr
cnrJtPliathe l' * 41lrtitni < otof CIIBAMIG. ll.Krotra , SKIM
tnd VLOHU DKIAIM * hiDfcIir other rbTilclau lu&l. LeulJ ,
Nervous Prostration , Debility , Mental and
Physical Weakness ; Mercurial and other AfflC *
lions ot Threat , ? i < ln orftf nos * Blc ° JPolmnlnd.
aiA e * * I - ' " , * .
foTci'I , ( Viftrj [ iIiaTlOe'prln liilei.B rilri PiRiftlf , *
Diseases Artslnfl from Indiscretion , Ex6es8v
Expocurc or Indulgence , tieh croJuca rom or tt
fullowluf effeetii ncrvuuinen , rfebltiif. dlmeeii of ilb |
Q4o/ellretifUorr ( | ln > ( < I i on lh r-ee , ilirilcaldfeir ,
ftTcrilontottic itfcklf 0f fiinaUi. coufuiloi of Idr i , ( * ,
rendorlDff MarrUue ituprnpcr or unliappy , '
iDirtledrnteloie/ftieto DJKtldrcit. . Con utatlcn'tof ! -
flcrorby tuitl free , Invited anrl ittlellj CtcQ cotUt.
A Positive Written Guarantee ctTin invnrret.
ratlt cut. Uedlclbo * eot ri orniure Ij mall 01 eij-riii. -
aeo PA' ra. rxifE PLATES , cinut cictb d /nt
Mctllnf , fcnUd fur DOe la p ri Keor * .rc&cy , Orrr fit ;
ul tienptetarci * ( ruaib Jlta } ru.l io title fellow ! as
n * 3l whf | lutnlito4 * worath.
rticvIllfy c . ; teV ho pbja.
The Original nntl Only < Jo mil no.
Cftft n4 t1w ji KolUhU. IU ir * r worthing Inititlon * .
ladliMDifttflt lo LAPIEG * Atk jwur IlruffifUl I-X
* 'OMrUclrr' "iiultili7' n"J lk no r.Unr , or luclcia < .
) * ) tu ut fur v rUeuUri tn initrtj rrturn tnftlL
Wtfcmt PAPER. < 'Mrlit.UrCI.rmlj. ' '
VUa MndUutiNquore , 111
Halri br 1 > rurj1t * evrrytflirr * . A k for '
-1 JiiitfU.t" I'cntirrujnl I'lll * . T kt *
I ill lir.iirtUoiiua
I'rcniituin Decay. .SYi >
Do yon unut n jmro. Woom-
Comiloxiou I Jf so ,
MAONOLI A liALAlrlll grot
Ji'y yon lo your heart's con-
lent . It docs awjiy with Sal-
lownc&s , Kcducss , 1'implcs ,
lllolchcs , nnd all discuses and
imperfections oi'tho fihin. It
ovcrcor.icslho Hushed nppoar-
nnco ol' heat , f'atf > : uo and ox-
cltonipnt. It innlic.-j n lady of
TllIil'iT appear 1 nt TWliN-
TY ; and so natural , gradual ,
and perfect M-O its oU'eels.
that it is Impossible to detect