Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 07, 1886, Page 4, Image 4

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TENNYSON has ground out another odd.
lie had otic too much.
THE r < Sd flnfe must go. It won't bo safe
oven for nn auctioneer's flag to float in the
breeze during those days of excitement.
to bo hoped that there will bo no
further delay about the paving now that
tfio price of curbing has boon reduced
nnd the contracts nppr6vod.
fot1 the idle Moans prosperity for
the industriobs as well. A thrifty and
con ton ted industrial population is the
aounu basis of national prosperity.
AND still the immigrants como pouring
into fertile Nebraska. Five yoara heneo
even the telescope of the great Lick ob
servatory will fail to discover the old-
tlnio frontier.
MIC. PowoEHLr's ' ringing voice is hoard
denouncing the murderous agitators who
boast that their aim is to destroy Ameri
can institutions by the methods of the
coward and the assassin.
TnniiK may not bo much rail splitting
in progress in Nebraska as compared
with the offbto east , but in rail laying she
ia boating the rooord just now with several -
oral counties to hear from.
TUP. Apaohes have again found the
Uuited States troops undo r Captain Lobo ,
Who got away from Qcrommo's ambush
with the loss of two men , and struck at
onoo for Arizona. Two Apaches wore re
ported killed , but Oeronimo will probably
- bob up serenely in a few days with his
original command unimpaired. General
Miles proposes to improve on Crook's
methods on Indian warfare , but there
has been as yet no improvement in the
results noted.
WE must have bolter service in the
Omaha post ofllco. If there arc not clerks
enough , our business men should unite
in asking the postmaster general to in *
crease the force. Thcro should bo more
efficiency on the part of those who are
mnloyod in the pflico and Postmaster
Coutunt owes it to himself and tbo pub-
He-to give the foroo his active personal
attention. The 'failure to deliver the
Mtiflontions of the board of trade meet-
teg shows that there is n screw loose
the railroad land grants has passed
th hoiuo o ( representatives by a vote of
lift 160 , This important measure culls
fee an Investigation nnd Adjustment of
tb0 Innda granted to railroads by con-
| ii guess tn the several states nnd territories.
Millions of acres of the public lands have *
; been illegally obtained by u variety of
Bcthods , which Mr. Anderson's measure
proposes to expose , and to remedy by
wresting the land so taken
from the hands of the ri'.llroad
grabbers. Attention has from time
' to time been directed to tlio repeated
failures of most of tlio land grant roads
, to comply with the terms of the grant.
Yheso terms vary in dilVoront cases , but
' - Moat of Iho roads have obtained their
* ' ' Mids under grunts containing some of
| bo following provisions : (1) ( ) That if any
. { tovtloa of tha roads ia not completed
within the time fixed , no further sales
kid ) bo matlo nnd the lands unsold shall
revert to the United States ; (3) ( ) tliat if the
entire road is not completed in the time
sot , uo further patents shall bo issued and
. the unsold land shall revert ; (3) ( ) that if
the companies fall to lilo their assent
to thu terms of the nut or complete
, 'tholr roads , us provided , the measure
Itself becomes null and void nnd all
lauds rovcrt to the United States ; (4) ( ) that
if the companies make any broach in the
conditions of the grant , congress may do
fcny nud nil ncta necessary to secure the
\ tpcedy completion of the roads. It
1 estimated that fully 30,000,000 acres
, 9t govcrnmunt land have boon illegally
vmaquired. Ooniircsj has boon so long
uadcr the control of the railroad lobby
' .ttwtit is gratifying to ubto the large ma-
by which Mr , Audorsou's bill
yinr'1 the house. It must not bo prc-
from this , however , that the bill is
lUwly to become a law. It must yet run
MM gauntlet of the sonata , which is
p * ked with railroad niilliouaires and
it rolled by the corporation lobby.
Oorncrlnfc Hrlotc.
When Omaha had 15,000 or 20,000 pop
ulation , It was well enough for the brick-
makers to bo also builders and contrac
tors. In these days it would have been
rather risky for a linn to confine'them
selves to the mnnufacturo of brick alone.
The brick might have bcon lolt on their
hands ns dcnd capital , unless they had
contracts from builders for all the brick
they turned out. Omaha has now reached
a stage when men can with safety manu
facture brick for sale , without any risk of
loss by the lack of demand. Itrick making
and brick laying need not go
hand in hand. In fact this combina
tion has become a serious detriment to the
growth of tlio city. As long as llto brick-
maker only proposes to turn out brick
enough for tlio building contracts which
he has taken , it is to his interests not to
sell bricks to ethers who might underbid
him in building contracts. The cll'oct of
this is Hint every year wo have suffered
from a brick monopoly which discourages
people from building small houses. Hrick-
makcrs are asking twelve dollars a thou
sand for brick which actually cost from
five to six dollar,1) ) to make , and thuy
are willing to lay brick in
the wall for about the prlco
they ask for the brick alone.
Mechanics of small means who want to
take contracts on their own account can
not do so without loss as long as they have
to pay twelve dollars for brick. This
compels them cither to work for
the big contractors or leave the
plnco allogolhor. In this matter
wo are going through the same
process every-year. Half a dozen heavy
contractors who own brick yards have
created n brick monopoly and put up the
price until they have all the contracts
they consider worth taking. For Ihe
rest , they care little whether the men of
small means nro able to build or not.
Many people who would otherwise build
small houses give them up , and many
small jobs of brick-laying are made so
costly that they might as well bo lormed
downright robbery.
This mailer has no relation to Ihe ques
tion of bricklayers' wages. The cost of
making bricks is not increased by that
and oven the slight increase asked by
brick-moulders and laborers docs not
justify the exorbitant price put upon
brick in the yards.
T.ho time U seems to us has como for
largo brick-making concerns which have
no other business than brick-selling ,
liriclc building is n Boparnto trade nnd it
is to the Interest of Omaha that this sys
tem of cornering brick every spring
should cease.
Sparks and Van WyoK ,
The great hue and cry which the anti-
Van Wyck press makes about the differ-
cnco bctwocii SenatorVan Wyck and
Mir. Sparks about the seizure of timber
cut by Hall & Bros , in Idaho Territory is
after all ntornly campaign buncombe. It
docs not in any way detract from the
senator's merit ns the defender of the
public domain. So far as the right of
Hall & Co. to cut timber promiscuously
on the public land with the solo yiow of
selling the lumber wherever it has a
market we believe Commission
er Sparks is eminently right.
This has been our position
from the outset without knowing who
was the owner of the timber seized by
the government. Wo believe Senator
Van Wydk has made a mistake in at
tempting to support Hall's claims , and
wo do not propose to mince matters in
saying so. Tins .paper . , without reference
to Senator Van Wyck , believes Sparks to
be an honest man , fearless in the dis
charge of his duty and earnestly desir
ous to reform the land oflice and stop the
raids by corporations and bogus
claimants upon the public lands.
Mr. Sparks may have made mistakes
in his rulings , but they wore made in tlio
interest of tbo public , so far ns ho saw
that interest. His predecessors nearly
always squinted in the other direction ,
and had private interests to subserve or
these of railroads , land grabbers and largo
Senator Van Wyck is not infallible.
Ho is just as likely to bo imposed upon or
to blunder as other men who mean to do
right. In this case the senator
has been oycrzoalous in the in
terest of a friend. The senator al
ways has boon true to his friends ,
oven these , for instance , who nro utterly
useless to him and cannot in any way advance -
vance his interests poll ticallyor otherwise.
As between Senator Van Wyck and Com
missioner Sparks in the matter of the
timber depredations wo side with Mr ,
Sparks. While Senator Van Wyck
claims that Hall has boon acting under
permission of a previous assistant secre
tary of the interior , we say that the per
mission never should have been given
because it was against the law as
defined by rulings that expressly
provide that timber shall not bo
out and transported for sale from ono
territory to another. It is manifestly
against public policy to allow parties to
maku merchandise indiscriminately out
of the public timber. This a fleets alike-
friend and foo. Mr. Sparks has been on
the right track from the beginning , and
is on the right road now. While the
senator Is lit ml.y of the opinion that an
injustice has boon ilono Hall , we trust ho
will not press the claim.
Dr. Miller ami tlio Horuld.
Wo cheerfully respond to the request
made by Dr. ( Jcorgo L. Miller to con-not
any wrong impression in regard to his
alleged intenllon of giving up his citi/.on-
ship in Omaha and the control of the
Omaha Herald. The doctor takes the
public Into his confidence by giving an
outline of his tuturo in a letter , from
which the following is an extract :
1 caniH Into active life In Omaha nearly
thirty-two years n o , I nm going out of It by
tlmsnme door , Omaha will always bo my
permanent residence and homo so long as 1
shall live. Neither Mr , Ulclmrdson or my
self has any plan or purpose to sell or sur
render their coutiol of the Ilemhl.
* * * * 1 do Intend to so anango my
alTalrs as to secure early and certain relief
liom the cares and labors , too severe at
times oven for a lobast man of 21 years. It
U true that I Intend to bo absent from Omaha
In New Yoik and elsewhere several months
In the year. While I u alUe nsclcaily as
others do that Nebraska , Omaha , and the
Herald long ago outflow any need of my
personal services as an editor , It Is only
proper that I should say that , * o far ns I now
know or bulleve , I shall retain my ownership
aud control of this property and paper.
UI'.OIIQK L. Mir.T.un.
It is hardly necessary for us to say that
this paper has given no currency to the
reuort that Dr. Miller proposed to aban
don Omaha and Nebraska with which ho
has been prominently iduutilied for moro
than a quarter of a century. It Is equally
unnecessary for us to retract anything
wo have said in regard lo the doctor or
his partner , Mr. Richardson giving up
the control of the Herald. There is no
need of lliclrmnking such a sacrifice , nor
is such n valuable property ns the Her
ald likely to bo thrown at auction into
the open marKCt. Tlmt Dr. Miller has
for years needed rest nnd recuperation
from exhausting editorial labors is well
known nnd it can surprise nobody to
learn that ho Intends to lake things moro
easy in the future Ho is financially in n
condition to do so , aud with a competent
stnfT whioh the Hcrttld now has , his
periodic absences from Omaha will not
bo seriously felt.
Whiskey nml Dynamite.
The main trouble in all these labor riots
is whiskoy. If liquor could bo kept away
from worklngmcn when they are on n
slriko , there would bo very little danger
to Ufa and properly. The anarchists nnd
communists who want to destroy prop
erty for the sake of building up a now
system are not numerous anywhere.
Sober worklngmcn would spurn their
counsels and refuse lo follow thorn in
any attempt to create disturbance. On
the contrary if the saloons and gin
mills were closed in every city
whore there arc labor troubles
the sober , moderate counsels of
conservative , honest laboring men would
prevail. They would reason with their
employers and adjust tholr differences
without resort to violence. Mayor Harrison
risen is largely to blame , in our opinion ,
for the fatal ufl'ecls of tlio Chicago riot.
He has now Issued a proclamation against
thca sscmbllng of crowds in the streets
nnd public meetings of agitators. Had iio
issued his proclamation at the outset to
close all the saloons until the trouble was
over , wo doubt whether there would have
been any bloodshed. Even now , as a
matter of safety , the saloons in Chicago ,
and inall other cities where
largo numbers of workingmcn l.avo
walked out of factories and mills is re
quired as a mailer of safely. Largo
droves of drunken men , whether they are
laborers or belong lo any olhcr class ,
are likely li bring about riots and com
mit outrages upon properly. If nl any
time there should bo any serious Iroublo
in Omaha wo should feel it Iho duty of the
innyor to close nil the saloons and keep
them closed until the trouble is over.
Dymunito is dangerous , but whisky and
dynamite together make a terrible com
Rni'OUTS from throughout the state
show that the acreage corn will bo great
ly increased in Nebraska tha ! year , es
pecially in the central and snuthnrn per
tions. Corn is the surest and the safest
crop for Nebraska farmers. Our soil and
climate are specially suited for its culti
vation. But , for all this , it is a question
whether wisdom docs not dictate a great
er diversity in the products of
our farms than has been the
case during the past five years.
The moro fact that the corn
crop is so certain and prolific ensures a
heavy nroduction and consequent low
prices. Where farmers are tnr removed
from the markets the cost of transporta
tion consumes n lartre part ot the profits.
If our farmers could bo brought to see
that corn on the hoof is more profitable
than corn on the car they would soon
notice the difference in their annual bal
ance sheets. Slock feeding in the
corn counlry would rcvolulionixe
many scclions of our slale.
With portions of the farms
turned into pasture and hay lands , the
corn fields would soon become largely
independent of railroad facilities , and
freight pools nnd combinations. The
establishment of canning factories
in several counties opens up a now avenue -
nuo for profit from truck farming. The
richest farmers of the cast are the vege
table growers of New Jersey and Long
Island. A few acres , carefully and in
dustriously lillcd in vegetables for which
there is a steady market , would bring in
handsomer returns than live times their
number in corn. With tlio crowth
of large cities and towns the hay
crop will become more and
moro important. The demand for first
c.ass timolhy hay is now grealcr than
the supply. Our farmers in the eastern
part of the stale will doubtless find it to
their advantage to turn their attention in
tlio direction of the hay field and tame
grasses grown on well fertilized ground.
In n largo portion of the northweslcrn
part of the state where the elevation is
high and the climate closely correspond
ing to that of the Black Hills , oats will
sooner or later bo one of the staple crops ,
The oat crop of the Cheyenne river , and
of the farms along the foot hills of the
Black Hills , scarcely fifty miles north of
Dawos county , is famous throughput the
west. There is no reason why equally
good crops should not be raised in north
western Nebraska.
SociAussr and anarchism linvo been
nursed In Chicago for seven years. The
red ling has waved unchallenged all that
time ; tlio incendiaries have had their
Sunday parades ; tholr picnics , and their
meetings unmolested. Chicago lias bcon
the headquarters and hot-bed of red-
handed communism , and It was eminent
ly proper that Chicago should bo given n
dose of anarchy and dynamite in order
lo bring that cily to a realization of the
facl lhat she was simply nursing a vol
cano , While many nro sutlering in con
sequence of the murderous warfare of
the anarchists , the result cannot bo otherwise -
wise limn salutary , not only upon Chicago
cage , but upon the whole country. The
days of the red flag in the United Stales
nro virtually ended. The uooplo every
where now realize the danger of permit-
ling incendiaries to enjoy the freedom
that is accorded to peaceable and honest
men. The communistic assassins will
never again bo permitted in any city in
this country to go unchecked as they
have in Chicago for years.
AT first it was a wild western congress
man who wns credited with having won
? 50,000 nt.pokcr during the past winter
at tlio national capital. Now it has been
narrowed down to a Nebraska congress
man. This causes the Nebraska City
News to remark that it is glad to learn
that ono of our representatives is good
for something. Whoever the lucky gen-
tlcmnn is , ho is evidently looking out for
a big campaign fund for next fall.
OMAHA claims to be a metropolitan
city , but she hasn't a street sign in sight.
This Is a defect which is not only annoy
ing to-strangers but also to rosidunts. it
is high time that lite city council should
take stops to havd'hro'pcr ' signs plncod at
every intorsectloiljn Ijio city , cither upon
lamp posts or In some conspicuous place.
SENATOU VAN WIYCK nnd the board of
trade found no difficulty in agreeing on a
bill for Iho relief of the Union Paclllc ,
which , if passed , will , protect all the in
terests involved those of the govern
ment as well ns of ithoipooplo.
GENEHAI , HOWAKD llmls San Francisco
the most delightful ciKv In 'the country
nnd its people Iho most hospitable , Tlio
general must have kissed tlio blarney
stone on ono of his numerous Irlps
abroad ,
Tun InrilY bill Is rcporlod ns practically
dead. It is no moro so than Iho early
which 1ms bcon vainly attempting for
months to unite on n policy of tariff re
Imprisonment for Uobt has been abolished
In Now York state.
A baby born In Now York during n tcrrlblo
storm has boon called Cyclonla.
Based on Iho names In the Insl city direc
tory , St. Louis claims a population of 420- ,
The marshals In Southern Illinois towns
have procured blood hounds to hunt down
Daniel Arnold , of Macon , Ua , , hid STOO In
a hole near his house. The Hood came and
bo Is now offering 8GOO for the hole.
Walk Twain lold a recent vlsllor that ho
could print single copies of General Giant's
book for 55 cents each. The selling price Is
Prcachinc docs nol keep men poor In l ug-
land. The Uov. Ailliur Gray-Howe u-ccntly
left S'JO.000,000 to the poor llml Is to say , tote
t\\o sons ) .
A Montreal merchant has been fined for
exposing In his show-windows two stat
uettes of "Night" nnd "Morning" nfter
Michael Ancolo.
The agricultural department Is sending out
large quantilics of the ORL'S of th'k ' sltkwoims ,
it having bpen proven that ( lie leaf of the
osage omugo makes us good silk as the mul
The big gun recently cast nt Boston has
been lakcn from the cooling pit and Is re
ported perfect. When finished It will bo
thhty feet In length nnd lifty-four inches In
John. DiiboU Q ClearttelU , Pa. . IB consicl-
Ciatlon tit 51 , hns just deeded property
amounting to eight or ten millions to his
nephew , John . Dubols , aged twenty-live.
The uncle Is n bachelor , and cuts off his
biothers , sisters nnd other heirs to insure the
carrying on of Ills nlfalrs in single ownership
ns ho himself hns conducted them.
Troy caipouters Wave" gained the eight
hour day nnd SO cents per , hour.
In St. Louis quite it number of Industries
have adopted the eight or nine hour Any.
Cincinnati Is spending ' 54,000,000 in rcpav-
inp her streets , mostly with granite pave
ment. ' < '
Mammoth pipe nmi.'foujidry ' works are to
bo erected at Chattanooga , Tetui.t whteh will
give employment to POO uicii ,
A separate tederntlbiV , similar to tlio
Knights of Labor aufl working in harmony
with it , Is to be established In Great Britain.
Agas and oil comnauy.jias been organized
In Pitlsburg to devclqp.n belt of nearly 14,000
acres of gas and oil land In .Alleghany and
Washington counties , Westerns Pennsyl
Notwithstanding the depressing dffectof
labor agltallon upon the industries , the New
England boot and shoe manufacturers nave
manufactured and shipped 3,530,000 moro
pairs ot shoes so far this year than last year.
Even if times are hard people will liotgo
barefooted. Last week 55,000 boxes of boots
and shoes were sent from Boston to the
west and south.
How Trnclo IB Hurt.
I'Mbvlclphla Itccorii.
Trade Is hurt moro by the apprehension of
mischief than by the actual extent of it.
Oinnlia Una Some on the Ijlst.
Chicago Herald.
It Is passing stranze lhat no relative of
Miss Folsom 1ms been discovered In Chicago.
Aspirants for federal office are catching on
very generally In other towns.
Fully Accounted i < or.
CMcaon Herald.
A Now York gentleman who has visited
Washington bays It seemed like a section of
Manhattan Island or Albany or Buffalo , so
many of the faces on the streets and behind
tlio desks nnd counters were familiar to him.
Perhaps this may account to tlio wild west
ern mind for the scorning slowness In mak
ing changes. _ _
They've Como to Stay.
Aew YinltSun ,
These unions among \\orklnginon have
como to stay. Every employer must take
them into account nnd It Is folly to attempt
to combat the feeling which leads to tholr for
mation. Itlghtly trealed , too , such fraterni
ties will be of advantage lo both labor and cap
ital , for they increase the self respect of the
men , stimulate their pride In calling , teach
them , to dlsclullnc themselves and encourage
harmony aud ( idelity.
Yankcf DooilloBliould bo Resurrected
tfliritia/lcfti / ( JfiiM. ) Union.
Isn't It about time to have n little renais
sance of Yankee Doodle In this country ?
What with socialism , nihilism , anarchism ,
boycottlsm , strlkolsm , etc. , It seems ns if the
gicat original Idea of "life , liberty nnd the
purmilt of happiness" wns getting snowed
under. "Mind business"
your own was one
of the maxims for which this Yankee nation
fought and bled a century ace , and the wis
dom of It Is not worn out .yet by nny menus.
The Jletl
F. 0. Jlennett ttiCMcau < iui. ' .
What nation and what government ,
This crimson tatter all besprent
With human skulls' and ilamo and gore ,
Circling and llHiintiiigeveimore
Wlml people does It repiestfnt ?
Kmblcin of licason ariij'o'f/liale ' ' / ,
Itiul banner of an outlMVCtt state ,
Kach fold a llghtcd'toix'h'conccals ' ' ,
Kach wave a glittering pike reveals ,
Kach with Its lurking , coward mate.
Baptized In riot , blood and lire ,
A taggot saved for freedom's pyre ;
Companion of the garb of bhame ,
Without a home , without a name
Base bubtard ot an utikno.Wn Hire !
What deed of valor has It wrought. '
What hero hosts have cheered and fought ,
Keeping It ever In tholr Bight.
Aim died for principle and right ,
And blessed liberty , blood-bought ?
No emblem can Inspire so well
A sortie of the hosts of hell I
Whern malice lurks and treason plots
And foreign lepers bare their spots-
There floats this , ghastly beiitlnel.
Haul down the flaunting alien rag
l-'mil Insult to our b tarry Hag I
When they go waving side by sldo
Whore U the f iceman's vaunted pride ?
Haul down the led , spuw out the ga l
The Railroad Lobby.
1'MladdphU Record.
A territorial delegate In congress has no
vote , but helms the privilege of fieo speech.
Delegate Vooihees , of Wyoming Territory ,
has ui.tde use of his privilege to some pur-
pose In calling attention to the presence of
a formidable lobby ot tx-mombors of con
gress , who ro Industriously nnd Impudently
pushing the Interests of the Northern Pacific
railroad on the floor of the house. In Iho
senate there Is no need of such n lobby , ns
tlie railroad corporations nro amply repre
sented In Its membership ,
Nebraska Joltlngq.
Work has begun on n $ ( J000 | school nt
The Fairmont creamery churns out 800
pounds of butler daily ,
Flllmoro county has B.183 children ol
school ago , an increase of 414 in n year.
The U. & M. company is completing a
Inrgo depot at Fnfrmont. The branch
road to Geneva will bo finished In ten
Dan I'nrrdl , the noted sheriff of Mills
county , Iowa , captured a horscthluf at
Dunbar , Tuesday , uf tor an axclting cliaso
through Oleo county.
The residents of Lottp City are making -
ing groal preparations to culobrato Iho
advent ot the railroad next wcok. A
grand barbecue and ox roast , speeches
and other edibles comprise ihu bill of
The blasting of nn obstruction in the
river near Nobtasku City , Sunday ,
startlud the residents for nulos on both
sides of the river , and a number of tele
grams wore received inquiring as to the
cause of the earthquake.
Papllllon is pleased with the work of
Judge Wakoloy at the present term of
court. According to the Times , "busi
ness proceeded with the utmost dispatch
consistent with duo administration of
justice. " Andcrshoot , the horse thief ,
was sent up for two years.
15. F. Allen , of Marlon , Cuss county ,
tested the cllicacy of an alleged "mad-
slouu" for a dog bile , but it would not
slick. This stone is the pioporly of C.
P.Sauturs of Shelby , it is 'J | inches long ,
3 Indies wide nml about J of an inch
lliio.k , of a dark { ; rooii color , wlion laid
in the sun it reflects all thu colors of the
rainbow. It was brought from Franco
twenty-nine yours ago.
"There is a great deal of speculation , "
says the Papillion Times , "among the
farmers on this side of the Platte , over
the fact that the surveyors have bcon
.selling out grading sticks , nnd report
that it is a branch road from the Missouri
Pan ! lie lo the stone quarries at South
Bund. If the comuany build a road that
far , and they already own the most of
the right of way , they will no doubt in a
short time push on to Lincoln. This
would give them the shortest line from
Omaha to Lincoln. "
Iowa Items.
There are 788 old soldiers in Boone
Clannda has decided to invest 10,000
in a waterworks plant.
Scott county distribulcd $030 worth of
food , fuel and clolhing among its poor
last month.
Sioux City had a mad-dog chase Mon
day. The frothing brute bit several dogs
and horses , but distanced the human
race.An enterprising farmer has stnrted a
mushroom patch near Kastport , opposite
Nebraska City. Ho linds a ready and prof
itable market for his "fruit. "
The internal revenue collections in the
stale for April amounted lo ? 208,159.88.
Prohibition does nol appear to affect
Uncle Sam's business in the least. Tomash , a Muscatmo farmer ,
was run in for vending bootleg budge
without a license. Ho wns bound over to
appear at the Juno term of the United
States court at Kookuk. Tomash is well
fixed , has a l.BOO-acrc . farm , and why ho
should violate the. revenue laws is not
Amccling of Iho eseculivo committee
of the First Iowa Cavalry association was
held at Cedar Rapids , April 15.1880. It
was decided to hold the triennial reunion
of the association at Cedar Hapids , Sep
tember 31 , 33 and 23 , 1880. Ex-members
of the regiment nro invited. A circular.
giving full information as to railroad
rates and hotels nnd programme , will be
mailed to members about August 20.
Dakota. '
Ono man in Douglas county last ivcek
sot out 29,100 trees.
Two years ngo there wns but ono pub
lic school it ; Edmunds county ; now there
arc thirty-six.
Iho recent prairie fire in Sanborn
county is reported to have destroyed
many thousands of dollars worth of prop
An immense amount of seeding has
been done in Potlcr county , ami the
prospects for a good crop arc most on-
The Huron council has sotlled the ar
tesian well controversy by giving K. W.
Swan n contract for a well 1,000 feel deep
for $4,000. It also repealed a strecl rail
way frannhjse awarded to Frank L. Shcl-
i of Lincoln , Nob. , n few weeks sinco.
Sixty minors are employed in the Sil
ver Crown district.
The city marshal of Cheyenne collected
97,000 in lines during April.
Delegate Carey writes from Washing
ton tlmt it is scarcely possible that wool
will bo placed on Iho free list.
V Twenty thousand brook Ironl hnvo been
' ant ml in Sun'd crock , and 13,000 in
S'ant creek and Tripplo lake.
The assessed valuation of real and per
sonal property in Cheyenne i.s $3.023,031.
The actual value is nearer tun millions.
The capital commissioners are holding
a series of meetings juftt now to con
sider the plans submitted to them by the
board is to creel n building which , while
oomplelo in itself , can hereafter bo en
larged by eastern and western wings ,
and thu plans being considered tire drawn
in reference to this idea.
The Lexington comnany shipped $31-
0-18 bullion hist weak.
Workmen on the court house shaft at
Helena struck pay gravel.
The police of Helena have pulled all
tlui opium dens in town.
During Friday and Saturday last ? 35-
370 in bullion were hhlpped from Buttu.
The Moulton company last week ship
ped twelve burs of bullion valued at f IB- ,
The Grnnllo Mountain company ship
ped * 03,000 bullion in the llr.-H half of
Three hundred head of catlla huvo
been killed during the past winter by
Piegnn Indians on thoTeton and Marais
range ,
Thowifoof William Bovlo. of Cold
Springs , was burned to death last week.
Her dress caught lire from n stove , nnd
before help could roach her , tlio unfor
tunate woman was burned almost beyond
The I'nwUc Coast.
A bed of alum hns been loiuul near the
Longfellow incline of thu Colorado rail-
roau , Arizona.
Several new copper and antimony
mines havu been discovered in Allison
Valley , Nevada , nnd are reported rich.
A lire in the Bancroft building in San
Franoibco , Saturday , destroyed half a
million dollars worth of property nud
caused the death of four men.
The practical educational work of the
Nevada stale university commenced
Thursday. Twcnty-thrco young ladies
and thirteen young gentlemen were en
The beautiful yellow flower known as
California poppy , which grows * o pro-
fusoly on the hills near Napa , contains a
largo percentage of oulurn. It is sah
that the Chinese steep them and make n
sleep producing draught.
A consignment of opium pnssoi
through the custom house to a white llrm
In San l-'rnnclsco Monday , upon whits !
the duty alone wns $90,000. The amount
iu weight was over 9,000 pounds.
A telegram signed by thirty-six dairy
firms In the state lias been sent to the
California representatives nt Washington
urging thorn to do tholr utmost to aid the
passage of Iho bill whloh was reported to
the house levying n heavy tnx on all Imi
tatlons of dairy producls.
The 1'roHpcroua Cnrcor of the Now
Town or Howard City.
IloWAun CITT , Howard Co. , May 4
[ Corrcspomlcncoof the BEI ; . ] During the
fall of 1835 , as the now road , O. 11. V. K
Railway branch of the Union Pnclllc wns
being built , great excitement prevailed ,
until at last It was known to all , thai
there was to bo a town aomo twenty odil
miles from St. Paul. Thu llrst train that
headed toward the now town sitc.renchud
its destination , November 10th. Then ,
there was only ono building under head
way , but the train \vis : well loaded with
the necessary materials , and workmen
were soon seen erecting buildings hero
and there. Since then ono building after
another has loomed up , until to-tlay wo
can count forty-live well constructed
buildings. It is n thriving industrious
town , not ono of your wayside towns wo
somotlmu.s sen. with dry goods , grocery
store , drug store and post olhco com
bined ; but an independent well to do
place. Several stores ot general mer
chandise , two drug stores , u hardware
store , moat market , three good first-class
western hotels , a line depot building ,
with lumber yards , grain buyers and
stock dualurs doing good business. The
mill , the most important features of tlio
town I not omit. It is as line a Hour-
iug ns nny western town can boast of ;
tlio machinery Is of the bust and will soon
bo in running order. The town has a
bank , also a good school , although the
school building is a short distance from
town ; but soon a school house is lo be
cruclud which will bo a credit to the
town , and ono her citi/.cns may well bo
proud of. SociotyKvory ono knows
the failings of a now town ; but consider
the age of this ono , not yet six months
old , but it has a good Sunday school
and all scorn interested and anxious to
Drop all business matters ; lay all en
terprises away lor a moment nnd notice
the situation of Howard. It is about
half way between St. Paul and Loup
City , just the right distance for : i thriv
ing town. It is ( ilttintcd a short distance
from Middle Loup river , just far enough
to give it a healthy , glowing appearance ,
anil cause those who stand on the rise of
hind just north of the town to turn nnd
with admiring eyes view the scone once
more. The land on which the town is
fiilunlod is suflicionlly high not to allow
low , dense fogs which arise froni the
river to soltlo thereon , thus causing un-
honlthiness. Boautif'il ' residence lots can
bo obtained. Just north of the business
part of town , which overlooks Ihe whole
town-site and the flowing river beyond.
Who would want a prettier or moro pic
turesque or hcnllliy site for a western
homo ? The land for miles in all direc
tions is lakcn and under cultivation , llitis
affording nnd supplying Ihu town's de
mands. A ferry-boat is in good running
order just south ot Ihe town , so the people
ple from tlio south side of Ihe Loup are
scon on Iho slriicls. II is hoped soon to
have a bridge rcross Iho stream. Slill
Iho work continues. Teams and men
are at Work on the south side of thn Mid
dle Loup , following the new line through
to North Platfo. Thus the town , afford
ing every possible advantage for im
provement. A. S.
Hip : Fronts of tlio Stars.
Mr. Edwin Booth only fnils lo stand at
the head of the list of American moneymaking -
making actors this season for the reason
that he would not act moro than twenty
weeks of the season. His average re
ceipts during those twontv weeks were
$700 a night , or n tolnl of over $90,000.
Next year ho is paid $150.000 for 200
nights , but ho will have to work a great
deal harder , for Mr. Lnwronco Barrett
Intends to get all there is out of it. .
Next to Air. Booth in the proportion
mndu , but lirst in the actual amount ,
comes Mary Anderson. She will not see
less than iJlOQ.OW . ) as her profits of the
present tour. Hoi * terms are SO per cent
of the gross rcjcoivjts. The best week she
played to WHS $15,000 in Philadelphia ,
which would give her very nearly $5,000
for hnr shnro , but of course this was ex
ceptional. The business has averaged
probably about $10,000 a week , and the
ficapon lasts about thirty-two weeks.
Strange to say , Miss Anderson is disap
pointed at tills result. She expects more ,
for when she first came , it will bo re
membered , seats were put at $ > 3.50apioco.
but very wisely nnd disurcotly dropped
to * ? 1 (50 ( , Which Hlie has been playing to
all through the country.
Mr. Joseph JaU'orson , who is one oLtho
money-making stars , also cut his season
quita short HUH year. He acted for about
sixteen weeks , and thnro wns no single
week of that time that he did not make
over $2,000 , for his own share.
Lotta tins not boon doing us well this
year as In the past. Tlio public insist up
on taking bur to be older than f.lio is , nnd
thorolsa material decrease in receipts
compared with what used to bo her
record. She works nwny ao hard as over ,
though , arid is ns noxious for the cxcitu-
mimt of the stage. This really accounts
for her continuing this hard llfowhensho
has a. fortune in her own hands already
of fully a7 ! > ,000.
Mr. Bnrrutt will not make much
monny this year. The defection of Louis
James nnd Maria. Wainwnght gave him
a biul blow from which ho has not re
covered , and it is very likely ho will end
his so.ison only a triilo bettor off than at
its beginning.
Mnggio Mitchell is slili piling up the
ducats. She hns had sumo phunoiuuiml
business at certain places , nnd is yet one
of the most popular r.tar.s before the
public. This in spile of the fact that she
started a good many years before Lotta.
She IH n tough little woman , who look : )
almost ns wull to-dny as ten years ngo.
1'iinnio Davenport liaa had n good
sonsou of it , Tim fact of engaging Man-
tIl has aided nor very Inrcoly. It is a
poor week when MKs Dnvonport'fi pro-
Ills nro not. $1,500 , and very often they go
as high as 83,000.
Sulvini will Inko awny from Iho coun
try about $10,000 , It is rockcnml by ono
ot his InMmntos Unit out of the $10,000 ,
not more limn i 1,000 will click hero.
There i.s a now pe * > t for western farm-
on ) lo fight In the fhapu of a yellow worm
which develops inlo a black lly about the
eighth of an inch in length , It is very
thrifty in some parts ot fiio Willamette
Vnlloy , Oregon , The Insect is known lo
entomologists as the "wheat Isosomu , "
It has appeared in Kentucky , lllinolh and
Missouri. is only ono breed a
Mr , I. B. Novon , Cashier of Firsl Na
tional Bank , of Sing Sing , N. Y. , suflVrcd
greatly from Coativenes'i ' and Dyf.pep.sin ,
luo to overwork and want of regular
exercise , After wasting much time nnd
money in socking a remedy , ho Ocean
taking thu old reliable Brandtith's Pills ,
two every ulght for tlirco weeks. Ho
now hns a good appetite and capital
digestion , and will answer any written
or Inquiry regarding his re
markable euro.
OCtOEM I' BOTTLEJ.oro put vp for the
AtUrommnrtntlonof all who desire * goo
and low r > rlcnd
Ciueh , CoIdtndCroupRimidy
Bnould secure the Inrtfo $1 buttles. Direction
i nccompnnylniroucli bottle.
Bold by all Modiciuo Dealer .
617 ( It. CtiorlonHt. , St. onln , Mo.
AreflUrlMdgiKor lot MtdlttlC lltll , UlboiloltM1
t ( a | dlt tfet ipKlftltrvfttratDlof CNBOVIO. Nlltatr * . Rmim
knd ULOID Diiitin Ihtntnr other fbrilelu laSkLtuli ,
Mrlty ripcri thow tndall oldrcildenti in v.
Nervous Prostration. Dtbllltr , Menial and
Physical Weakness ; Mercurial and other Artec-
lions ol Throat. Skin or Bones , Blood Poisoning ,
old Sores and Ulcers , ro ire.t i * ith np.r u.ui
tccnonUl itcl < otln tirlnclj > t..s relT. Prlr l lr.
Diseases Arising Irom Indiscretion , Excetf.
Exposure or Indulgence , vhith yr i.e. . orth.
foliowlni n i i otMooinni , a.blllij , dlmntu of iltbl
uddibetlttiMnorr. pimrl.icmth. fit. , phT.I.,1 jt.j ,
tttrilootolbe locleljof remilil , confuiU * or I4ti , tto. .
rendering Marrimio Improper or unhappy , J
Mtnuntntfj ured. nmphUt ( ! t c i ) a tbt ibote , lint
lni l < dcnTtlop , frtetonnjKldrt.i. CeniulUlUn Mot-
Dee or t > f null fre * . lorltxl and iltletlj etmOdtnlkl.
A Positive Written Guarantee ite ia ntrjn.
raolooue. Uealelaeioattrcr/wbtreb/mtUortiprfii *
300 PAOE3 , riNB TUTBS , ltto ! ° th 4 III !
bUdlof , irileiUorBOo. In poiUfior err ooj. Oter tnr
wondirful p l pletnrti.trtie ( o lifts rtleliion lt r.UewIni
luejoeut who rnnj mirrr. bon l. whji roinbood , vomin.
Hoodi lfniuru
rromnturo Decay ,
{ " tal"vlmftrl ainT lnoTenr known retnolr
E11'dlscoverpd * Mmple solf.ctircwllrti bo will eeui
fllRR to hlii follow.mir ( r < ) H. Addn s
1. U. UEKVE8.43 Clitlwn traot. Now York Cllr.
to * ! vo sotlsrao-
Bna ta Mir
m Price $ 2.50
Lincoln ,
Sole Wholesale ncontJ for
N. U. Tills U not a Style
graph pencil , but nurst doss
flexible sold pen ot any do-
elrcd entities * of point.
Do you want a pure , bloom
ing Complexion } If 80 , A
few .implications of Hagan'n
MAGN&LIA MALM will grat
ify you to your heart's con
tent. It rtoos away with Sal
lowncss , HeduflHS , Pimples.
IJlotcho.s , and all diseases and
imperfections of the fikin , It
overcomes tlio Hushed appearance -
anco of Jioat , fatigue anil ex
citement. It makes a lady of
TJl I HIT appear but TWfcN-
TY ; and go natural , gradual ,
and perfect . are ids cffecta.
that it is impossible to detect
its application.