Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 15, 1886, Page 4, Image 4

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OMAHA OFFtcnNo. 14 AND oioFAntf AM ST
New YoiiKOmcr.Ilooit Cu.TninDss HUII.TJINO
WASitiJaroN OrncK , No. 613 FOBUTEESTII ST.
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connEsrormr.xcn :
All commnnlcallons rolntlna to ncrrs nnil odl-
lortnl matter * Bhould bo addressed tollioliui-
touor fiiBllnp. .
All Iniilnn'slettcn and remittances should bo
nndirc.Mod to TIIK HFK I'uitMBiirNO COMPANY ,
OMAHA , Drafts , checks nnd po tofllco orders
to bo mndu ptiynblo to the order of the company.
m m poBiisHiiclipAii , PBOPHitioes ,
E. 1103EWATKII. KoiTon.
A itAiutoAD scliomo n day is now tlio
nvornKo. The woods of Nebraska nro
full of them.
\ Tin : Herald lias ixt last got oven with
President llcclicl of tlio city council. It
lias "illiisti-utcd" liim.
Jilt. lionr.i ! : < xvas ro-clcctod president
of tlio city council by a vote of 9 to 2.
This was n liltlo too unanimous to suit
the Herald.
Own report of the city council proceed
5 ings fails to show Hint Mayor Hoyd sonl-in
his resignation. Ho Is probably resigned
to the situation.
MK. W. F. 15i'.cini. : got there once
more. The plot to "down" Ucchcl lias
not boon what our theatrical friends
wouldoall "a howling .success. "
OMAHA is to Imvo thrco more lellor car
riers. Sonio of those days the postollico
dgpartniont will discover that a growing
city of 75,000 population deserves postal
facilities at least equal to eastern towns
of a third of its si/.o.
JUAN BOYLK was in Omaha yesterday
and his remarks about the present ad
ministration would iill several largo
sized volumes. Mr. Uoylo on the whole
would prefer a republican president to
what ho calls "the outfit" at Washington.
MAY Cth is the day set for the decisive
vote on tlio homo rule bill. The interval
will bo filled up with debates on the land
purchase bill and the budget , on either of
Which the government may bo thrown
out if Ihocoalition , which Salisbury and
Hartington are attempting to form comes
to a head.
TIIEUE is u demand on the part of citi
zens in the neighborhood of Ilanscom
park that the streets in 'that ' vicinity bo
given more tittonliou 011 tlio part of the
city council. Some of them are in n
wretched condition and require more or
less grading to make them readily acccs
eiblo as avenues to Omaha's pleasure
grounds. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THE Atlanta Constitution perpetrates a
base libel upon the rural humorists of
this state by asserting that "tho so-called
witticisms printed in eastern papers un
der the jiead of 'French Irivolities , " are
taken bodily from the local columns of
the country weeklies in Nebraska. " This
Is a southern outrage , and should bo reEdited -
Edited in no uncertain tones at the next
meeting of the Nebraska editorial asso
ciation. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THE city counciljmt the right man in
tlio right place when they ro-olected
president Uocliol as their presiding oiU-
cor. Mr. Bccliol has made a good record
both as a councilman and as an execu
tive , lie is cool , clear-headed and de-
-tormiued , with excellent business capa
city and sound judgment upon 'matters
of public interest. It must bo gratifying
to President ISechol that ho received tlio
unanimous republican vote in the coun
cil and the votes ol every democratic
member with but two exceptions.
No moro intoi'osting study can betaken
taken up in Omaha nowadays than that
of the daily transfers of real estate. They
toll an interesting story of the growth of
Nebraska's metropolis. Property is now
constantly changing hands , for purposes
of private improvement , at figures which
ni-yoar ago would have been considered
excessive , but which to-day promise
handsome and safe returns on the in
vestment. Population and wealth are
Tjoth increasing rapidly in Omaha. The
city is steadily gaining in men of moans ,
who BOO iu its location qml business ad
vantages brilliant opportunities for the
investment of their capital. A very largo
"proportion of the sales o'f property
within the corporate limits are made not
for speculative purposes but with an
Tivowod intention on the part of buyers
'to improve for the rents which they will
Urlng. While there is without question
an undue Inflation of speculative values
in 'some of the property laid out miles
irom the business center , lots in the city
limits when compared with property'in
other cities of our size are changing
"Lands at moderate prices. Omaha real
estate is a good investment , and that this
fact is understood may bo seen from the
largo purchases which are being made
fovory week by foreign capitalists who
buy to retain.
.SEDAUA'B Knights of Labor Imvo
paSsocl resolutions endorsing Master
Workman Powdorly , douoiinolng huv-
Jossncss , disonlor nnd the destruction of
property nnd ftivoringthoprcsontutiouof
a petition to the gonoml executive board
which will take the power of ordering
strikes nnd boycotts out of tlio hands of
dlslriots nnd pluco it in those of the gen
eral axecntivu committee. This is sound
Eenso from sensible workingmcn nnd
.Uicclumlcs , If tholovol-hondod 1'owilorly
hatlhfld tlio illroQlion from the Blurt of
, the wovklngmoh In the southwest , mill.
Ions of dollars of tliimugo nnd Joss would
imye been provontcd. There would have
'been ' no strike in nil probability , nnd
the difloronccs would have been settled
en the basis of n peaceful arbitration
just as the labor differences in Omakn
have bcou adjusted in Onuilia by tin
worklnjjmcn nud nioolmnics of the Unloc
r oifio. Strikeslot , it never bo forgotten ,
L should bo the last resort , only to bo ns
teed when all other methods have failed
U the underlying principle of the
, Jiti of Labor who have won a him
tfred otner victories In the east without
the IOM of an hour of work or a dollar ol
UY. SAdelU's knlghta have experienced
fcvAfl'toti or dtfltrt-at poliov ,
Bnfo Investment.
The increase in loan and building as
sociations throughout the state is gratify-
ng. Scarcely a week passes that now
articles of incorporation for these bone-
icial organizations arc not recorded in
our exchanges. Under honest and pru-
lout management they are the safest and
the readiest method by which men of
nodcralo means may procure a homo by
small savings and regular payments ,
Omaha has n number of such institutions
all in prosperous operation. No city has
nero thoroughly tested the merits of
) uildlng associations than Philadelphia ,
which counts them by the hundreds. It
s largely in consequence of their success
hat Philadelphia boasts to-day of hav-
ng more homos than any other city In
America. Over 1,300 permits wore taken
out in March for the erection of now
drt'cllings nlono , the largest number on
record in any one month of Philadel
phia's history. Last year 5.-100 dwellings
were erected in that city , an unproco-
tented number , and the chances arc that
1880 will improve upon 1885.
Commenting on these figures the Cleveland -
land Leader says : "Thero can bo no
Ijolter ground for public satisfaction and
thankfulness than such statistics as these.
The immense number of now dwellings
is not duo to the rapidity of
Philadelphia's growth , for the same in
crease of population would have caused
Iho construction of very few private
houses , comparatively speaking , in JNow
York or oven in Chicago , Boston , or al
most any other largo city. It is the great
blessing of the Quaker metropolis that
Its people liayo long had the habit of buy
ing and living in their own houses when
ever possible , nnd the workingmen of tlio
city are so largely skilled mechanics ,
who earn good wages most of the lime ,
that they have been able , in an immense
number of cases , to gratify their
laudable dcsiro to possess homes. It is
hard to exaggerate the value of suclun
state of affairs in any community in
which it exists. Where homes are nu
merous local pride and public spirit ,
obedience to law , love of good order ,
fidelity to the duties of Citizenship , and
all the qualities which make men valu
able to a city , ti state or a nation , are sure
to llourish to an extent utterly
impossible where the poor live in
tenement houses and the well-to-do
in flats. The man who owns his house ,
however humble it may be , has a sense of
security , of being rooted in the town or
city of his choice , and of having a per
sonal interest in its future welfare and its
growth which are only less valuable to
the community than to himself , lie has
a powerful incentive to industry , so
briety and prudence in order that ho
may adorn and improve his homo , and
in all respects ho is influenced in just the
way which leads to private happiness
and public prosperity.
"Way Tor the Fanners.
The rapid manner in which the stock
ranges of Nebraska arc being taken up by
the rush of settlers in northern and west
ern portions of the state is resulting in a
general movement of herds to the north.
Within the past six months arrangements
have been made by a number of western
cattle companies to transfer their stock
to Montana. Several have leased ranges
across the line in the British possessions.
In the section of northwest Nebraska ,
which two years ago was occupied on-
tircly by the cowboys , scarcely a thou
sand head of range cattle remain. South
in Cheyenne county preparations arc also
making for the coming exodus. Settle
ment and ranching cannot go hand in
hand , and the stock owners appreciating
that fact are gracefully submitting to the
inevitable. The change from largo
ranges to enclosed pastures will have
been accomplished before the close of the
present decade. Nebraska , even with
the largo herds gone , will still be a heavy
cattle grower. Iowa to-itay with no free
range has nearly a million and a half of
cattle. Nebraska with closer proximity
to the ranges and an unlimited amount
of cheap food in the shape of corn will
before long surpass these figures.
The largo stock ranches are making way
way for the small stock farms. LLonio
grown meat oilers great possibilities for
the industrious farmer. The day of turn
ing immense herds out on the plains to
battle with the snow and sleet is chang
ing to that of providing ample shelter and
food with a steady market for the su
perior meats produced by superior moth-
oils. Improved stock , well bred , well
cared for and in a condition to bo held
safely for a favorable market is an ave
nue for acquiring wealth which is open
ing itself to our people and which will bo
promptly seized and turned to advan
tage. . . - .
Mayor lloyd's Mess ago.
Tho-message of Mayor Boyd to the
council is a brief and comprehensive sum
mary of the condition of city finances and
the condition of municipal allaird in
Omaha. Omaha's public debt is now
less than a million of dollars , or $957,050 , ,
which will bo reduced in a few months
by tiio payment of $100,000 , school dis
trict bonds. This indebtedness , as the
mayor notes , is small for a city of our
size , and still smaller in comparison witu
other cities of tlio same population
when the largo amount of public im
provements secured for the money is
taken into consideration. Owing to the
overlap of past years the city was unable
during the last twelve months to do
much grading , but the next fiscal year
will find us in n position to moot all the
pressing requirements in this particular.
The mayor estimates that Omaha will bo
able to safely expend during I860 $930,000
for public improvements , Of this
amount the city will bo called on to pay
about ono-tifth , not one-third as stated by
Mayor Boyd. It Is a mutter for congrat
ulation that Omaha's financial standing
is of the highest character , Our five per
cent bonds now find a ready sale at from
thrco to live per cent premium and are
rated as gilt edged municipal securities
owing to the safeguard thrown around
the mcurflUK " 6f Judgbtciluess by the
charter provisions.
Mayor Boyd calls attention to the
amount annually expended for street re
pairs , which ho suggests should bo kept
to the lowest limit. Ho advises an in
crease in the police force mul a now or
ganization , with control under a board of
commissioners. This would , of course ,
require a change in the charter by leg
islative enactment , There is no ques
tion that our police is entirely inadequate
for the proper protection of Omaha , but
until the city secures by an honest assess
ment EuQlcieut funds to conduct the gov-
munt ns it sh uld bo conducted ,
there is little hope of Improve
ment in this particular. In direct
ing attention to the water supply for
lire protection and its oflloioncy in cer
tain parts of the city Mayor Boj'd touches
a vital subject. Ho suggests special in
vestigation of means to remedy the de
ficiency in pressure at the highest points
and those most distant from the pumps ,
and notes the reckless manlier in which
hydrants have been located where they
nro practically useless. This is in a line
with 1'iro Chief Butler's report , which
opened up the subject in a manner most
Interesting to our taxpayers who are payIng -
Ing a round sum every year for the best
The public schools , tire department and
sowornges are briefly touched on in the
mcssngo. For the first increased accom
modations are asked for the increasing
school population. This is a matter
Which lies entirely within the control of
the board of education whose funds nro
ample for all the necessities of the situa
tion. Like Chief Butler , Mayor Bovd
thinks that Omaha is paying too much to
insurance companies in premiums , in
which theory lie will bo of course opposed
by every insurance agent in the city ,
lie pays a deserved compliment to our
sowerngo system and calls for its exten
sion. The $100,000 , in bonds voted at the
last election will bo expended in extend
ing the north and south main sewers
while the Waring system will bo increas
ed by the addition of several districts
during the present year.
Mayor Boyd closes his reports by assur-
the council of his co-operation in all
measures for the good of the city from
which wo judge tntit ho has dismissed
from his mind any thoughts of giving up
the oflico of mayor until the close of his
Goiiltl'fl Perfidy.
The press of the country with but few
exceptions hold Jay Gould responsible
for the sulloring which lias resulted from
the continuance of the strike upon his
southwestern system. When Powdcrly
had finished his famous interview witli
Gould the impression was general that
the great railroad wrecker had consented
to submit the dispute to arbitration.
I'owderly was so certain in his belief that
ho ordered the strikers to resume work ,
the stock market at once rose in sympa
thy with public belief that the trou
ble was over and everyone re
joiced over what seemed a
termination of the long drawn out dilli-
culty. But no sooner had the order for
resumption of work been issued than
Gould repudiated his agreement and dis
avowed his promises. Ho pretended that ho
had been misunderstood , and ho declined
to instruct his subordinates to meet his
workingmen half way. Stocks at once
fell and Gould reaped the benefit of the
fluctuation in the market.
Tlio perfidious little man , whoso entire
wealth has been accumulated through dis
honesty , chicanery , trickery , fraud and
bold defiance of law , added to his laurels
as a schemer and to his wealth as
a millionaire by this last piece of
treachery , but he has also added to the
store of public indignation , against which
some day ho must run counter. Ho has
sacrificed the public so of ton on the altar
of his grasping ambition that another ex
hibition of his habitual duplicity may
scorn a trifling matter. A reckoning ,
however , is certain to come. The man
who'dcluged Erie with water , against the
mandates ot the court , and purchased , an
entire Icgfslaturo in order to legalize his
iniquity , who saddled Union Pacific with
a debt of millions , who threw Wabash
into bankruptcy , and swindled Wall
street on Manhattan , is reaching the end
of his tether as an operator at the expense
of public endurance.
The 'Interstate Commerce Bill.
The prospects for the rassago of any
bill for the regulation of interstate - commerce
merce at tlio present session of .congress
are not lUuteving. The old game of
worrying and delay is still in progress in
Washington , and bids fair to bo as suc
cessful as over. The Reagan bill has
been passed by the house , with no pros
pect of its passage by the senate , while
that body of wealthy corporation attor
neys is amusing itself with pottering
over Cullom's anti-discrimination meas
ure , whoso milk and water provisions are
thoroughly endorsed by the corporations
as harmless to tlioirintorcsts. A few days
ago the senate committee on interstate
commerce reported tin amendment in
creasing the penalty for violation of its
provisions from $1,000 to ? 5uOO , , as if
either of these amounts had any terrors
-for the railroad managers. Cullom's bill
is intended solely to block Mr. Keagan's
measure. It does not aim to force the
railroad companies to perform their du
ties as common carriers. Its author is
entirely in sympathy with the monopo
lists ] and is entirely opposed to
any legislation which would afford
redress to the publlo from
the grievances under which they
are suffering. The Culloni bill
was framed as a sop to public sentiment.
If passed It would have about as much
effect In preventing the evils of railroad
mismanagement in their relation to the
public ns a paper wad would on a
two-turrctcd monitor. No one expects it
to pass. The senate attorneys for the
corporations find it valuable as a bar
rier to the passage of other and moro
affective measures ami are using it for
this purpose.
IOWA'S ' legislature adjourned yester
day amid scenes of disgraceful confusion.
The bcnato will sit as a court of impeach
ment in the case of ox-Auditor Brown on
May 10th , when the old points nt issue
will bo thrashed over again for the bene
fit of the public. Tlio attempt on the
part of the house to impeach Judge
Hay us failed in the closing hours of tlio
session. The legislature , amid a shower
of waste paper , spittoons and profanity ,
finally adjourned , much to the satisfac
tion of the good people of Iowa who will
now have a short respite from such per
formances at the capital.
ASIDE from the Southwestern railroad
strike the general industrial condition of
the country has materially improved dur
ing the week. The number of persons on
strike has been decreased 25 per cent. ;
higher wages have been conceded in a
largo number of manufacturing estab
lishments ; moro capacity is at work , and
manufacturers give more Hopeful reports
than last week.
illustrates the now council.
The only recognizable picture is tlmt of
Pat Ford , to whom the artist has douo
Justice. This is nccqiinteil for by the fact
that Pal is the especial favorite of that
paper. , ,
JJJoYD is still mayor , rioohol is still pres
ident of the council , and Tom Cummlngs
is still marshal. . '
IT is generally understood that Mr.
Lecdcr has retired from1 politics.
The man who wouldn't 'pay ' his tailor was
non-suited. That is , Iho tailor took the
clothes back ,
The preen grocer In London Is one who
sells vegetables. In this country It Is one
who trusts.
A man In Illinois was killed whllo singing
"Tit-willow. " Why ho was let oft so easily
Is difficult to explain.
"Why docs the doctor smell of his cano ? "
asked the llttlo girl Invalid of her wick cd
brother. "Ho Is probably making the dlag-
nose sls-sald the bad boy.
"Tho weather Is over mo a little this morn
ing , " remarked iccontly n Frenchman who Is
zealously studying the Idioms of the Kngllsn
language. Ho mount to say that ho was
a little under the weather.
"Father , " said Hello , "what Is meant by
the Intoxication of wealth ? " "Means that
money Is tight , " icplled Hollo's father , who
had been shinning around all afternoon \\l\\i \ \
a piece of paper , looking for an autograph.
A striking point of losciuhlanco between
the busy editor ami Iho indushious buiclar Is
the common dislike ot long sentences. And
another point of irscmblnncc l.s the ficqiiuu-
cy with which both get what they so much
"No , " said the unsallcd youth , "I don't ' In-
tcnil keening a regular dlarv. 1 only want a
book In which to bet down my dally
thoughts. " "Ah ! I understand , " replied
the intelligent shopkeeper ; "then , of comae ,
you want a much smaller book than this. "
Once in n AVIille.
Chicago Trfbinif ,
Another Chicago pawnbiokcr will go to
the ponlteiitlaiy for receiving etolen goods.
Once In a while justice gets in n mood for
Ijovcrs of the Old Soldier.
Maiic/i / Clmnli Democrat.
Experience proves tliat some ot the most
prominent utofessors ol love for the dear old
soldiers ate the most confirmed demagogues ,
hypocrites and thieves.
Distasteful as a Steady Diet.
Clitcaan Times.
Senator Fryo is making too many speeches
on the fisli question. A lisli Fryo is well
enough once In ahile , but It becomes dis
tasteful as a steady diet.
Had Considerable Fun With Sum.
Cliteaao Ilemld.
Once again in ( leoieia at his old homo llnv.
Sam Jones declares that ' ( Chicago has done
him much good , " Itot to be outilono in
comtcsy , we may say that Chicago had con
siderable tun with Sam. '
Moro Unfortnnato'thnh Incompetent.
Denver Trtliwioltcpulillcan.
General Clock's reputation as an Indian
fighter has sullcred bovciely during the past
two years. We cannot help believing that he
has been moro unfortunate than incom
petent. Iticmains to be'seen ' whether his
successor can do any better.
In Bnrmnh and lit America.
7ViucIfia ( / < / ) ) ( lle.conl.
Ono of the ministers , ! ! ! the government o
the late King Tlieebaw added to the emplu-
ments of his oflico by selling licenses to om-
mlt highway robbery' In this country li
censes 1'or a lllce purpose are sold under the
name of chartcib , and whole communities
ara made to stand anil deliver by the coipor-
atlons which obtain them.
Advice to a Boy.
Clttci'jo Newt.
.President Porter , ot Yale , IH writing an ar
ticle entitled ' 'Advice to n Boy Entering
College. " We hope the good old gentleman
will not forget to iccommeiul the youth to
take witli him the spoon oar nnd at least two
bats , lie should mention also that tlio latest
base ball shoes have three spikes , nnd ho
should'certalnly be told to stick to the Clip
per Almanac. With these aids a boy ought
to pull through with n diploma in four years.
A tlrcat Mnn.
Lynn ( Afnss. ) Union.
Ho had studied with devotion old Demos
thenes and 1'lioclon , nnd lie had a
Inlty notion ho could speak as well as
they ;
And ho thought that ho could sully .all . the
fame ot Koman Tully. leave in cold ob
livion's gully Itulus Cho.ito and ilonry
Clay ;
And ho said that Alexander was an anti
quated eauder. and in modest , serious
candor ho could lightns well ns ho ;
And ho'd raise his Kbcnczcr nnd say Hanni
bal and Ciusar never could enthuse
or plcaso a fellow with nu eye to see ;
Ho could give a regular beriiion on tlio
faults of Gen. Sherman , and could lec
ture like a German on mistakes ol' Gen.
Grant ;
And ho'd spout ; tiio chronic gusher , anil in
flict a regular crusher on Napoleon ill
Ilussla , or the war In tlio Levant ;
Said , 'twa'sfplly ' ' . taken by Qopomlcus
turn Bacon. Gild his foluivaij sadly
shaken In SUCH shallow men as they ;
Said ho towered like n giant over Emerson
und Bryant , and ho shook his li st de
fiant at Addlson and Cray.
But who Is tills mttthty being so omniscient
and far-seeing , who wo cannot help
agiooiug Is Humanity's ' chief hope ?
Ahl this favorite of Apollo lives In poverty
and squalor , and lor just a paltry dollar
works all day making soap ,
Nebraska Jottings ,
The bank of Kushvillo , capital $10,000 ,
has been organized.
Tlio toniporanco ticket swept every
thing in Howard.
Hastings pretends lo bp the Paris of
America , in n moral'way ;
A lunatic named fTnck Ilartmtm at-
tomntcd to commit suicide by ill-owning
himself in thu Republican river at Uod
Cloud on Saturday. "Ho was rescued by
some bystanders. (
The now railroad ) from Aurora to
Hastings is getting down .to solid work.
Trains ai\d sjiovcloru uro J dally arriving
jit Howard and goitu ; across tlio country.
They don't intend to fltnvvo themselves ,
us they generally go'.bmuod. '
The contract Is about to bo lot for the
now roller mill to bo erected at Howard
this season , nt acost of $12,000 to $15,000 , ,
with a capacity of lifty to seventy-live
barrels per day. A largo school house is
to bo built on the bouth side of the track.
Thnrman is the name of a now town
recently started in Brown county which
expects to bo the county seat at nn onrl.y
day in the future. There are live land
ofllccs in the town , two banks , two roller
grist mills , \\lth hotels , stores , oto. A
creamery has been started there which
utilizes the product of 800 cows. The
Methodists and AdvontisU are building
chUJChes. The surrounding country is
rich in all the elements { hat make farm
ing profitable , nnil the crops of gram and
vegetables raised last year wcro equal to
any in thu stato.
A special convocation of the Young
Ladies' Protective association , of Fremont -
mont , will bo hold in the castle parlor ,
with closed doors , Friday night. The ob
ject of this extraordinary gathering is
said to bo the discussion of a number of
plans proposing radical changes in the
prevailing style of dress , especially BOIUO
improvement that will facilitate the shed-
ding of outer garments. The present
methods of lifting the dross over the
hoail Is the height of discomfort nnd Iho
ruination of the tender bang. The re
sult of the convocation will uo eagerly
grabbed by the fashionable fcmmtuo
The farmers of Greenwood precinct ,
Caas county , have organized a Van Wyck
club , with Isaac 'J eland president and \V.
S. Gregg secretary. Tliu club is strong
in numberp. nearly every voter in the
precinct having joined. It is the inten
tion to hold meetings in every school
house in the precinct , ami , through an
executive committee of seven , confer nnd
co-operate with similar clubs in Cass and
adjoining counties , The members in
tend to thoroughly organize and scp to it
thtit no man opposed to the re-election of
Senator Tan Wyck shall go to the legis
lature from that county. To secure the
support of the club every candidate must
sign the following agreement : "That
I will work for the best interests
of my constituents ; that 1 will not
take any money or other valuables of
any nature whatsoever from any corpo
ration or monopoly , or any one else , un
der any consideration , intending thereby
to pass any bill of n sullislt nature ; that I
will support lion. C. II. Van Wyck for
United States senator in tlio legislature of
Nebraska of 1887 , and no other man if
living ; if dead , then such a man as the
Van Wyck club may direct ; that 1 will
introduce or .support a bill to repeal the
present railroad commission law , created
contrary to the wishes of a majority of
the legal voters of Nebraska ; that I will
support any bill to rcduco or regulate
freight rates to , from and in the slatts of
Nebraska to some reasonable charges ,
as HID present rate is too high in proportion
tion to the farming interests of Nebraska. "
lawn Items.
There are CiO patients in the insane
asylum at Mount Pleasant.
A boot and shoo factory with a working
capital of $50,000 is to bo started in Sioux
Martin Moore , a Cedar Hapids masher ,
addressed Mrs. A. E , Fowler , of that
cityin an indecent and insulting manner ,
and is now the defendant hi a suit for
§ 5,000 damages.
The mayors of Davenport , Keokuk and
Dubuquu nave been riven thu veto power
by thej legislature. The cities had been
organized under special charters , and the
right of veto has heretofore been denied
William E. Robbing , aged about 80
years , left his farm in Hamilton county ,
March J ) , to go to Webster City for his
mall , and has not been heard from since.
His wife , now residing at Webster City ,
suspicions foul play , and is anxious to re
ceive information concerning the missing
The farmers of Stutsman county Imvo
organized a horse-thief protective asso
Rapid City is already making prepara
tions to celebrate the advent of the rail
road. The soldiers from Fort Mead will
participate in the festivities.
The artesian well at Ellondalo is 1,080 ,
feet deep , has a maximum pressure of
ninety pounds to the square inch and an
estimated flow of 400,000 gallons a day.
There is in Dakota nuito a sprinkling of
Fins , Laplanders anil otlior people who
live up near the north polo. There are
few tribes or people in the known worjd
that do not have representatives in
Dakota. Ono of the most popular
preachers and even an editor in largo
was born in India.
A singular phenomenon occurred at
Yaukton Friday afternoon. It became
suddenly very dark , and for a few mo
ments grew cold rapidly , and a great
groaning was heard overhead a noise
like a cyclone , creating dismay. Soon ,
however , light came from the south , the
clouds floated off northwest , and all was
quiet. The darkness lasted but a few
Tlio Price of fcife.
CMcaun Tribune.
Iii yesterday's Tribune appeared an as
tonishing article from Bradstreet's , in
which Mr. Edward Atkinson , of Boston ,
explains and illustrates to the young men
o * the country how they may support life
, V. $172 a year each , and how , for $200 a
year , they may enjoy not merely an
economical existence , but a "comfortable
subsistence. " Mr. Edward Atkinson is ,
beyond doubt , a thoughtful man , and ho
may bo a close student , but he lives as
suredly in another age the ago of our
forefathers the ugo ot butternut or buck
skin suits , and corncob pipes , and of
shooting squirrels for dinner. Ho fails
to recogni/.o the social conditions of tlio
present ; ho does not perceive existing
absolute necessities.
Let us consider tins doctrinaire's esti
mate of the needs of life with the young
male of the period. Mr. Atkinson pro
vides for a place in which to sloop , for a
moderate amount of clothing , but very
little or any washing , and for beans and
codfish sufficient to repair the daily waste
of tissue. But Mr. Atkinson docs not
grasp the situation. What young man ,
lor instance , could exist todayvithoiit
his regular supply of soothing nicotine
in one form or another ? Thirty cents
a day would bo a moderate estimate of
what this nervine costs the average
young man. And there is , well the
nips to "brace him up , " costing at least
a quarter a day. And base-ball there is
50 cents for admission to the game ; and
then there are the losses in smtill wagers
for the young 1110.1 ; is usually not in the
ring and knows not how the tame is go
ing ; and there are the extra drinks and
tho''treating" incident to the afternoon
say a day for forty days in the
season ; $ (50 ( in all. The fascinating game
of billiards and similar enjoyments
to dissipate the cares which infest the
night could scarcely come below $1 a
day on the average. Theio are the so-
orut societies the Noble Order of the
Knights of the Star Spangled Banner
and kindred organizations membership
in which cannot involve loss than a
monthly outlay of $3 to ? 5. There is carfare -
faro for what American will walk when
ho can ride , oven in plmisant wouthor ?
And there are thu thousand-and-one in
cidentals , down to the newspaper , the
latter a moro trifle but amounting to
seven dollars in the year. There tire two
or three canes ; there are shirt studs and
a ring ; there is a watch they don't
throw in a Watorbnry watch with the
suit of clothes Mr. Atkinson recommends ;
and there tire a score of otlior needful
tnllc3v all costing cents or dollar , * .
HO tnu ligt of wniit fl young matt of to
day must have might be extended ; but
attention need here bo called to but ono
feature more , Tliu greatest omission of
the Boston pundit has yet to bu alluded
to , In thu spring ( and at all other times )
a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of
what ? No need to ask the question.
Man was not made "to live alone , "
What dons his best girl's ice creiim oost
the too trusting woour in the golden sum
mer time" Wnat does ho pay for buggy
ridosV What for the church festival oys
ter when there is snow upon tlio ground
nnd the appetite is sharpuncd ? What
for theater tickets , and lor cloves , and all
the amenities when ho goes out between
the aoU "to bee a man ? " How easily ,
how certainly is $200 a year absorbed in
this one branch of the alFoctionato young
man's expenditures. Yet no allusion ,
not thu slightu&t , is made to this by the
learned Bostonlan who writes for Brad-
fatrcot'ri , though best girls exist us in all
ages , and are as much an absolute ne
cessity us when that verdant fellow ,
Adam , awoke from troubled dreaming
and saw something charming in the gar-
don. It is not worth while to illustrate
this Hub man's omissions further. No
more is required to fahow that he is un
familiar with his subject. He sys lh t n
young man may have "corafortnhlo feub-
sfstcnco" lor $200 yearly. About $1,000 ,
ns a matter of fact , may pull the young
man through. Only so near the proper
lignro does this would-bo teacher of the
price of life come. Ho moans well , per
haps , but ho should not make himself
ridiculous. Ho is as bloodless as the her
ring caught oft' his rock-ribbed coas.t'and
smoked. Ho Is a dodo ; ho is n great auk ;
lie is n bustard ; ho is anornllhorhynchus ;
ho is anything which within rccont ages
has found , or should have found , its time
for disappearing , lie is almost annoy
ing ; but a guide-board that points to a
road the average j-oung man can travel
with satisfaction or safety ho is not.
IitxmiAltV NOTES.
Cnsscll's "National Library" bus
touched n chord that a moro pretentious
series might fail to sound. Not only has
the public at largo proved Us apprecia
tion of these delightful llttlo volumes , but
it is individually enthusiastic over them ,
and the publishers are in receipt of let
ters from distinguished men and women
congratulating them on what they have
douo in this series. Kdniund C. Studman ,
the poet , writes : "That the Masterpieces
of Standard Literature , edited by Prof ,
Morley , printed with good paper and
typo In handy volumes ot 200 pages , can
now bo obtained at thu price of a dime
for each work , is not only a matter for
present congratulation , it is moro It is
a convincing proof that a system of in
ternational copyright in now works will
not debar our people from enjoying all
literature that lias stood the test of time
at a cost within the means of the lowliest
reader. Among the numlmrs so far ibsued
are Childo Harold's ' Pilgrimage , Autobi
ography of Benjamin Franklin , Isaac
Walton's Complete Angler. Henry Mac
kenzie's Man of Feeling. The Rivals and
School for Scandal , Hugh Lalimur's Ser
mons on the Curd , Plutarch's Lives of
Alexander the Great and Julius Ciusar ,
Horace Wai pole's Castle of Ontario , and
the Voynjrcs and Travels of Sir John
Mandcvillc , Kt.
Lee & Shepard , of Boston , have issued
an elegant Easier brochure , entitled ,
"Tho Message of the Bluebird , Told lo
Mo to Toll to Others. " by Irene E.
Jerome. It is printed on line Bristol
board sheets , encased in handsome
covers. The illustrations are in tlio
highest style of art , while the text is en
graved iii an equally attractive
"Easter Messengers" is a new poem of
the flowers , by Lucy Larcom , with de
signs of lilies , white daisies and grasses ,
jonquils and crocuses , and sweet peas , by
Susie Barstow Skelding , whoso reputa
tion was made as the designer of Easier
Bells , Easter Flowers , The Flower Songs'
series , etc. "Easter Messengers" is beau
tifully bound and handsomely printed ,
and is an attractive parlor table orna
ment. This work comes from the house
of White , Stokes & Allen , New York ,
who make a specialty of this clat.s of
works of art. Another very bountiful
Easter publication from the same house
is "Golden Words of Holy Men , " edited
by Louise S. Houghton.
"Our Sensation Novel , " published by
Cassoll & Co. , professes to be edited by
Justin II. McCarthy , M. P. If this gen
tleman , journalist , essayist , ovclist mid
statesman intended to burlesque the style
of Wilkio Collins , Guboriau and other
writers of sensational fiction , ho has suc
ceeded admirably and given us a niece of
mosaic work the dillurcnt portions of
, ,
al novels , Old Fulkerson's Clerk , by Mrs.
J. H. Walworth. It is the ( story of a
young woman who , having been married
to a man who embezzles his employer's
money and escapes to Canada , finds her
self compelled to accept a position as
nurse to a paralytic , but disguises so that
she looks to be an old and a deformed
woman. The invalid is the man who was
robbed by her husband , and a number of
dramatic complications spring out of this
fact. The incidents are ingeniously ar
ranged , and the story is worked out with
considerable skill.
"Haphazard Personalities" is the title
of a very interesting volume by Charles
Lauman , Lee & Shepard , Boston. Mr.
Lanman's career embraces the experience
of a niurchant's ' clerk , a newspaper man.
an author , an artist and an ollichil , and
he numbers among his friends and ac
quaintances of the past many noted men ,
and it is of these that ho has written some
charming reminiscences. Among the
most noted run-sons of whom ho writes
are Prof. Henry Longfellow , Irving ,
Bryant , Henry Clay , -Edward Everett ,
Park Benjamin , Greeley , James Brooks ,
Lewis Cass , John Howard PaynoCliarlo.s
Dickens , Samuel Tyler , Winfield Scott ,
Martin F Tuppcr , Alex. 11. Stephens ,
Gco. B. McCIollan and many others.
"The Shop Girls of Paris , " just pub
lished by T. B. Peterson & Brothers ,
Philadelphia , is the striking title of Emilo
Zola's last and greatest work of fiction.
The heroine is a young and beautiful
sales lady in a lingo Paris dry goods Btoro
and her varied experience is the pivot
upon which tlio entire fascinating mu-ra-
live turns. Contrary to Zola's usual
method of procedure , ho paints her as a
model of innocence and purity , Of
course , she has her temptations , but her
natural inclinations enable her to pass
through them ns fipotlcss as the driven
snow. She receives her reward at last in
happiness , wealth and social position ,
Shopgirl and salesladies life has novcv
before been so completely and effectively
exposed to the public gaze.
A Thrifty Golonol.
San Francisco Chronicle : Colonel
Maple-son was beaming over his white tie
on Thursday night at "Faust" when i
met him in the vestibule.
"Why are you always putting up DeAnna
Anna to sing , " I asked , "when he doesn't
sing ? "
lfAly boy , " said the colonel , "I have to
announui ) him ; I am bound lo put him
on tbo bill. "
"But "
why ?
"Because , my boy , every time ho is
called upon iiiul announced to slug and
doesn't no's lined a week's salary. Ev
ery time ho is called to rehearsal and docs
not come , bo's fined ; and now , you see ,
lie owes mo ' , ' 00 moro than I owe him. "
Sneezing Catarrh.
Tin ; distressing RUCO/O , sncciu , biicczo , thu
ncrlduitory Uboluuxi. I'rom thuoyos nnU 11030 ,
the jnilnfii ! inflnmiiiiit'lun vMomllng to ( ho
h rout , the swelling of the mucous lining , onus
mu clioKln ? sunsntlona , coutfh , ihijrUiK nolsos
In the head mid bpllttlnir lioailnclies hotr tiuii-
lllur thcoo eyinptoim uro to tliousainlt who
suitoriiorloillcally fiom honil colds or Inliuon/.n ,
aiidwholtvu In l noiunco of the fuel that u
tlnglo application or.SiNHWii's HAIJIC.M , Cum :
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tusioKonu , throat uluerutediui'l ' ImulJir-ouinh
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