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    THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : MONDAY MAY 10 , 188(5. (
6xAHA OrriCE , No. uu AND mo KATIWAM ST
MKW VOIIK Orrtcr. , HOOM CJ.TntnuNS llun.ciNO
WABHINOTON Orncu , No. 613 Founricictrrtf Sr.
Published every mornlnir , exceptSunday. The
only Monday morning impor published la tlio
nnMR nr MAIM
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Tnr. WEEKLY nr.n. Published Every Wednesday.
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Six Month-without premium 75
One Monthon trlii ) , . . > . . . , . 10
All commvtnlcntlon * rolntlnp to ntws nnd cdl-
torlnlmnttcm oliould bo lularcsscn ) lo the Kin-
ton or cut : JIEK. T.r.nKnst
All b .ines | * letters mul rpmlttnncos KhonM ho
midresfcil to TUB HKK I'ljiit.isiuwi COMPANI- ,
OMAHA. Prnftn , checks nml postofllco ortlora
lo bo nmdo payable to the order of the company.
Sworn Stntomcnt orGlrcitlntlon.
State of Nebraska , I _ _
County of Douglas. Is'3'
N. 1' . Fell , ciMliler of the Uco Publishing
company , ilocs solemnly swear that tins ac
tual circulation of the Dally BCD for the
weekending .May 7th , 1880 , was as follows :
jr < irnln0 Kventng .
r i cnale. tMlttim. EttUlnn.
KiUuiitoy , . 1st. . . 0,500 0,050 13,630.
Monday , ! ! rd. . . . 7,0."iO 5,070 r3,720
Tuesday. 4th. . . . 000 : ! fi,725
Wednesday , nth. . o00 : ! fiU75 , 1B.27C
Thursday. Ctli. . . 0,000 flKX ) 12,700
Friday , 7th 0,000 C.830 12,450
Average 0,003 5,857 12.4C5
N. P. VKtL
Sworn to and subscribed before mo , this
8th day ot May , A , D. 1S80.
Notary Public.
N. P. Fell , belnp llrst duly sworn , deposes
nnd says that ho Is cashlur of the lien Pub-
llslilnp company , that the actual average
dally cliculiuion ot tlm Dally Ire ! for the
month of Janimry , issc. was 10,378 copies ;
lor February , 1880,10.r 0. ) copies ; for March ,
IBS ) , 11,537 copies ; for April , 1880 , 13,191 ,
.Sworn to and subscribed bcforo mo this
5th day of May , A. D. 18SO.
Snio.v J. FISHER.
Notary Public.
Tlio Chicago police relief fund now
amounts to over $ a,000 and will probably
reach $50,000 this wuok. Tliero is .jioth-
ing slow about Chicago.
WHY has no action boon taken by the
city council looking towards the appoint
ment of a scavenger ? Warm wentlicr is
approaching and liltli is accumulating.
Disease and dirt go hand in hand.
STIHKES are being rapidly settled all
over the country and the epidemic is
subsiding. Onntha lias been compara
tively frco from the trouble , for which
her workingmcn have every reason to bo
THE aflidavit at the head of this column
shows a healthy increase In the BEE'S cir-
'culation last week over the preceding
week. Wo are still waiting for circula
tion statements , sworn or other wise , from
our esteemed cotumporarics.
THE leading southern newspapers are
by no means enthusiastic over the ghost
of JolTDavis who now is stalking through
the land. The Wheeling Intelligencer
thinks the potato bug is more to bo
feared than Jell Davis. That'a about the
size of it.
Now that the bricklayers' strike is ad
justed , building can bo promptly' re
sumed. The bricklayers have every
reason to bo satisfied at the conclusion
reached nnd so has the city. Every dis
turbance in the labor market is a blow
to the prosperity of Omaha.
JAY GOULD is said to bo a good
amateur photographer , nnd on his yachtIng -
Ing journeys carries a camera and
"printing stock" with him. Jay's ex
perience in manufacturing bogus securi
ties for Erie taught him the value of
cameras and printing stock to unload on
an unsuspecting public.
CHICAGO'S police have covered thorn-
solves with glory. There lias been no
agonizing cry for troops from a city
which has boon crowded with Idle labor-
nrs for moro than two wooks. The men
tyith the clubs and stars found themselves
able to handle all trouble without outaldo
WORK is going right on in Omaha and
It will continue to go on. The luvel
.headed , thrifty and industrious working
won of Nebraska's metropolis have not
lopt their balance during all the labor ox-
eltomout. It is to bo a great summer for
jthts city and working men will reap their
f nil fiharo of the bone Ills of the general
THE river and harbor bill passed the
fcouso last week , and has gone to the sen- '
to. Mr , liandnll bollovca that should
Ida measure roach the president it will
be promptly vetoed. As the larger por-
tiqu of the appropriations are for the
west it la quite likely that thin will bo the
result. The president's ideas of the west
MO RH vague as the policy of his party.
Saturday the DKB published near
ly 400 small advertisements of the kind
tilled "spooinl" or "wantV The BBS
18 fho greatest medium through which
tun peoplu of Nubruska are roaohod by
jjUyortisors. In Oiuulja , it nubHshyS a
greater number of individual advertise
ments every doy in the week than any or
all pf its contemporaries combluQtl.
TnKnppoinmcut _ | of one Critcs to an
IT , | M'/l-liifcail ' ) position Is considered by the ,
II , Jfcrdld soup dispenser as a very impor-
11" taut matter. Critcs may bo the right
man for the place , but according to our
boat Information the place la not worth
crowing over. It Dr. Miller gives out
any moro soup bones , his hungry con
stituents will demand that the bones have
BOIUO meat on them , _
JOHN L'luasoN , the ox-convict , who ,
being exonerated by 0110 grand
jury , was kept in prison for several
i , mouths for examination on the charge of
murdering WnUuu U. Smith , lias bncu
t discharged from custody. Thorn was not
n scintilla of a shaito of proof that the
lunn was connected with the atl'uir , Tlio
whole trcmtmunt of L'iorson hns been a
hnmuful travesty of justice , Thrown
in n dark cell and tied up by his thumbs
by Warden Nobes , in order to extort a
confession , written up for the sake of a
toiwtion by a reailerlcas Omnba sheet ,
"d imprisoned for months after his in-
o was admitted Uy it grand jury ,
may well woudcr whether tm or.
envict has any rights which ollicers Of
Ik * law am bound to respect ,
Omalm's School * .
The report of the board of education
which has just been issued from the press
is ono of moro than usual interest. The
information which it affords Is fuller than
that given by any of 1U predecessors , and
the Illustrations of the various school
buildings are a feature which will bo ap
preciated. The larger portion of the pam
phlet is naturally taken up by the report of
Superintendent James which gives a
comprehensive resume of the history of
the past year In our schools and
what is perhaps moro Important
is Illlcd with many valuable suggestions
upon educational questions relating to tlio
needs of our public school system ,
Omaha's school population , according
to the last census , was 11,802. Of this
number 0,273 , only are enrolled in our
public schools. Air. James notes a ten
dency on the part of parents to patron
ize private schools , and attributes a decrease -
crease in the per cent of enrollment to
school population largely .to the opening
of the German and church schools. This
tendency is general throughout the coun
try , anil is not at all peculiar to Omaha.
With the growth of cities in population
nnd wealth , private schools invariably
onorato in attracting pupils from the
public schools proner. Omaha is to bo
congratulated that the excellence of her
free school system has maintained its
reputation so well against atl comers that
during the past year ! )97 ) moro pupils wore
in attendance that at any previous
period. There arc other gratifying re
sults to note in the year's work , The pnr
cent of daily attendance has materially
improved , and the number of cases of
tardiness has decreased. Tito mem
bership of the schools has reached
70 per cent of the total enroll
ment. During the entire year only
sixteen cases of corporal punishment
have been reported. Commenting on
this last fact the superintendent very sen
sibly queries whether the roil cannot bo
entirely abolished from the school room.
Mr. James outers into a lengthy and
forcible inquiry upon the nroper func
tions of our public schools and the course ;
of study which they should bo expected
to provide for their patrons and makes
an earnest plea for the higher mathemat
ics , theoretical and applied science and
the classics as parte.of the frco education
which the state should afford
to its citizens. Ho believes ,
and very rightly , that the high
school should bo the cap stone of the
public school system , able and ready to
provide a culture demanded by the ago
nnd required in the over increasing strug
gle for individual pro-eminence. Ho urges
an enlargement of the high school course
inordcrto meet the demands of a con
stantly increasing class of citizens who
desire to fit their children for college , and
woh if such facilities are not provided will
transfer their allegiance to private or
church schools.
The superintendent strikes homo when
ho declares that the employment of in
competent toucliprs on sentimental
grounds is n wrong to the chil
dren and to the interests
of the schools which when once com
mitted can never bo repaired. Ho calls
the attention of the board of education to
the fact that Omaha , with the high sala
ries-paid , can have the best in the country
if she will only take them. Outside
pressure upon the board , appeals to as
sist the nccdv but inexperienced , and
urgent applications on the part of rela
tives in behalf of needy friends , have too
often boon successful. As Mr. James says :
It sometimes becomes very difllcult to re
sist these appeals ; but to employ a poor
teacher , or any other than the best that can
bo obtained , on account of a tale of sorrow ,
or through the persuasion of Influential
friends , Is to defraud little children of what
Is their rightful duo. There are many excel
lent and needy young women , with Influ
ential friends , who can never become good
teachers ; and when to the smallest extent
the welfare of needy applicants is made par
amount , and the schools are administered in
the Interests of others than the children , a
great wrong Is done a wrong that can never
bo repaired. The Importance of maintaining
a hinh standard In the selection of teachers
Is not likely to bo fully appreciated. The
cbaractcrof the teacher Is the mostImportant
factor In maintaining asystom ot schools. A
loss of property may bo repaired , but an In
ferior teacher means the loss of opportunities
which can never come ngaln.
The school report for 1885 is a ro port of
progress. It shows that there has been
hard nnd united work on the part of all
the officials and teachers intrusted with
our educational system. , The results are
gratifying , lint there is still room for
advancement. The conoluding words of
the suporlntondont's report rovcal the
possibilities and point to the goal whoso
attainment is the desire of all patrons of
our school system :
The city of Omaha Is pourlnjr out money
like water for llui support of the public
schools. Ilnrdly another city In the country
Is as generous. Attention Is drawn to us
from afar tor the lavish outlay with which
the schools are supported. We who are In
charge of them should aim to make thorn the
best In the land. This city should bo as em
inent for the uxcollonce of her schools as for
the liberality of her people In supporting
them , if nuy schools costing less thau ours
are as good , or any costing the same nro bet
tor , the fact should stimulate us to greater
diligence In our endeavors to luurcasa their
elllcluncy. 1 have no desire to BOO the people
of Omaha pay loss for education , bul I earnestly -
estly hope thiU tlio scJisals iuay bo so mlmi'n-
( stored us to reach the highest dogieo of ox-
collouco. _
'JTho National Trail.
The farmers of western Nebraska are
protesting vigorously against the proposed -
posed national cattle trail from Texas
into our state. This suhomo of the stock
raisers calls for a strip of land six milts
wide on which no settlement shall bo par-
milted for a term of years , and which
chilli bo open for the UFO of stockmen and
thulr herds passing from the brooding
grounds ot the south to the feeding
grounds of the north. The Government
has been exceedingly liberal with
tlio ranch men. It Ifos permitted
them to occupy the notional
domain free of cost , it has winked blindly -
ly whllo the millions of acres of available
agricultural lands have boon taken up
under the pre-emption and timber cul
ture laws for ranch purposes , and for
years raised no protest iigamst the unau
thorized fencing in of largo sections of
country by the cattle baroni and their
employes. The same arguments which
wore used to defend the uggrodsions of
the oattlo kings in occupying Immense
tracts of country to U o detriment of settle-
oionturn new being uoad to'lobby through
the national trail job. Congress i told
that the land proposed to be sot apart Is
a dcsort , and that it neicr "can be made
useful for agricultural purpp ej. As a
matter of fact , portions of it are Already
occupied by Nebraska farmers , nnd the
entire tract in this stnto will bo covered
with settlers inside of two years.
The best national trail for all concerned
is ono which will run on wheels upon iron
rails. The stock grower must not bo per
mitted to block the path of the settlor.
Ho roams the ranges In sufi'ranco until
the land is needed for the farmer nnd the
settler. The moment that time comes ho
ought to gracefully retire.
Reversing the Iollcy.
Thn advertisement by the Union Pacific
for bids for the construction of the Choy-
cnno & Northern railroad shows that the
construction of this important feeder to
the system is to bo pushed as rapidly as
possible towards the ranges of central
Wyoming. The object is undoubtedly to
secure a portion of the summer and fall
shipments of cattle which will otherwise
bo diverted over the Northwestern. Tlio
construction of tlm road is begun none
too early , for the rails of the North
western extension nro already within 11
few miles of the Wyoming line
and are going down at the rate of n milu
a day towards i-ort I'cltorman. It has
been ono of the most singular of the
many Instances of mismanagement of the
Union Pacific properly in lime past ttiat
all the elibrtfc of that corporation seem to
have been directed towards securing
through tralllc on long hauls rather than
in occupying the moro profitable terri
tory for local trafficnonrcr homo. The
cost of the expensive and prolitlcss Ore.
gen Short Line would have built hundreds
of miles of feeders in 'Nebraska which
could have been counted upon to pay
good interest on tlio investment from the
start. For moro than six years every dic
tate of wisdom lias nrgcd the extension
of a north and south line from Cheyenne
into Central Wyoming and towards the
territory of the Northern Pacific. The
road now unfortunately finds' its territory -
tory invaded on all stilus by active rivals ,
who , after occupying the local field , are
pushing vigorously to claim thuir share
of the less profitable long haul competi
tive traffic. Mr. Adams recogni/.cs very
clearly that the salvation of the
road depends unon its ability to
secure its share of the growing local
traffic of Nebraska and Kansas. With a
state doubling its population in llvo
years , the increase of business which
must bo done by rail is enormous. The
past policy of the Union Pacific has been
to grasp for what was in sight and to let
rival roads lay plans for future profits.
Tlio wreckers who carried out this policy
so successfully have retired with their
spoils. The now management is wise
in reversing tlio policy. The interests of
the government and of the stockholders
unite in demanding it.
Dninngo By Dynamite.
Organized labor , through the trades
unions ot Chicago , raises its indignant
voice against the red handed anarchists
of that city whoso death dealing bombs
have delivered a staggering blow to the
interests of working men and working
men's organizations. The scoundrels ,
who nretondcd to bo advocating the
cause of labor from behind the mask of
murder and arson , are repudiated by
every working man in America who
seeks lo improve his , condition by the
lawful methods of a free democracy.
The dynamite which exploded in the
Eighteenth street riot sent a shock
across the Atlantic where Amorican'citi-
zens and American working men arc now
receiving the abuse of the English press
as enemies of order and civilization. Even
Ireland's cause is menaced by the report
of the Chicago bomb. The opponents of
homo rule are using the incident as an ex
ample of the methods used by the pro
fessed friends of Ireland whoso money
and influence have assisted so materially
in pushing that great issue to the front in
the British parliament.
The anarchists must go. They are a for
eign growth , a national result of despot
ism , but with no reason for existcnco in
this free republic. Mr. Dana , oHho Now
York Sun , puts tlio case in his usual concise -
ciso and torso language when ho says :
Liberty of speech Is the right of every man
In this country , but liberty of murder Is the
right of none.
The miscreants who como hero with bombs
and dynamite , and with the avowed purpose
of Killing those who do not please them ,
should bo dealt with In the sternest and juost
relentless man nor. There Is no room for
them In this country , and the places they oc
cupy cannot bo vacated too soon.
In such a contest as that which has boon
provoked In Chicago , where the crazy fools
who are advocating the slaughtering alike , of
peaceful citizens and offlcers olQ \ \ law
have attempted to execute their feroclous'pur-
posc , there Is but ono thing to bo done : They
must bo put down with the strong hand In
stantly , and afterward those who remain
allvo must bo tried and must Have justice ,
but not mercy.
There Is no excuse whatever for their
crime , and tlio courts and authorities of Illi
nois may be rolled upon to deal with them as
their deserts and the public safety require.
AND now oomo the IJumilo sowing
women , following in the footsteps of
their Washington sisters , with a vigorous
protest against President Cleveland and
his bride-elect purchasing the bridal
trousseau abroad. They propose to boy
cott the presidential bridal pair a.nd sife
42)\'ll ) on Grovor's political prospects.
Mr. Cleveland will bo thrown into n very
unhappy state of mind upon reading the
following ringing resolutions which wore
unanimously , adopted by the Buffalo
girls :
Whereas , Urover Cleveland is about to be
married to Frankle Folsom , and both
have been residents of this city and should
bo Interested In Its industries ; therefore ,
Kusulved , That the action of Miss Folsom
in biiylug her bridal outfit in Kuropo ba dep
recated on the ground that the work could
bo better done In America , particularly In
Buffalo ; and ,
Jlesolved , That wo use our best efforts to
defeat Mr. Cleveland's further political ifcpl-
inUODS If ho perUl3 lU JlaVlUS iiis uriuYa
trousseau made In Paris , is forced by the unprecedented
rush of advertisements to ask the forbear
ance of a number of its patrons whoso
advertising during the past week it has
been compelled to reject. There nro
limits to the caimcity of a paper to meet
the demands of its advertising patron
age , and the DUE has three times within
the past seven days had that capacity
tested to the utmost. The invaria
ble rula of the oflico is , first
conui , first served. If our patrons
will bear this in mind and send in their
applications for space in advance , they
will bo less likely to bo disappointed.
The business uion of Omaha huvo long
recognized the.BKE us tlimr favorite , ad
vertising medium , because its largo nnd
growing circulation , reaches as many
readers as the combined circulation of
all its contemporaries. It is the only
Omaha paper which has advertising
space to sell on the basis of the number
of papers which It actually prints.
IlEiin wo nro again. The boodle organ
witli a republican 'brand ' now assails the
DEE for having the haVdlhood to criticise
Senator Van Wyck's position towards the
Hall timber cutting controversy with
Sparks. This pappr , which has consist
ently sustained the ] present management
of the land officefor , moro than a year ,
is ncctiscd of a sudden flop because it
sustains tlio position taken by Sparks in
the present case. Occasion is taken to
belabor the land commissioner and bedaub -
daub Van Wyck at the same timo. The
Jtqmblicnn could not bo honest if it tried ,
nnd wouldn't if it could.
WIUT this country needs , says the
Macon Tdctjmph , is an annual arbor
day , upon which it will bo lawful to plant
statesmen who have failed. Nebraska
has on hand a big supply of old cottonwood -
wood statesmen who ought to have been
planted long ago.
A HAINV May Is good for hay , but how
about the corn ? A little moro sun and
less water is what Nebraska is hankering
INTENDING builders can now go right
on with their work. Omaha will have no
serious labor troubles this spring.
TIIK city council will decline with
thanks the Invitation to walk into Mayor
Boyd's traj ) .
The Michigan republicans are said to bo
waking up though still drowsy.
The total vote polled in Khodo Island on
the prohibition amendment \ vns2l110. .
In Georgia the piohlbltlomsts allude to the
colored voters as ' 'our brothers in blade. "
General Gordon Is said to be usluct JelTcr-
son Davis as a bait for the G 6rgla governor
' -'The Chicago Tribune thinks the republi
cans will gain three congressmen in Illinois
lids fall.
William II. English of Indianapolis , is investing -
vesting much money In natural gas. lie
failed to lind it work In 1880.
The Vermont republican convention
meets Juno 10. There will bo 700 delegates ,
which Is a very large percentage of the voting
The New York Sun says : Wo judge that
all attempts to reconcile brother lilalno and
Senator Kdmunds 1aro , doomed to failure.
They will light it out on that line if it takes
all summer. And yet tljcy are two of the
most entertaining m'cnli'i the world , especial
ly Edmunds.
According to the Brooklyn Eagle there Is
an obligation iipon'abcatpn candidate to sup-
poit the nominee who Is falily nominated In
a convention In wlrtch tyoth have sought the
honor. The obligation ( .cannot be forced In
court , but It cannot bo' waived in politics
without grave consequences. Mr. Edmunds
did a great deal tovaive It and very .little to
appear not to waive It.
Taxation of 'ttatVrontl Lands.
Clicvcrinc leader. ,
Senator Van Wyck's effort to subject rail
road lands to taxntlorl should' meet the hearty
approval of every inhabitant or taxpayer of
any state or territory through which the
route of a land-grant railroad may lie. Tlio
great companies which have received enor
mous subsidies In lands , from the conditional
sales of which they dcrlvo a constant rev
enue , ought to be nmdo to bear in common
with all other property owners the burdens
of an coual and impartial taxation.
The Effort Not a Now One.
Prof , Adamx , of Cornell.
It may bo Interesting to notice that this agi
tation for eight hours is by no means now.
During the labor demonstration that took
place between 1815 and 1820 In England one
of the common banners was :
"Elgiit hours of work ,
Eight hours of play ,
Eight hours of sleep ,
Eight shillings a day. "
The Nebraska Metropolis.
Ktmball , ( A'cb. ) Observer ,
All Nebraska should bo proud of our met
ropolis , Omaha. The city is fast becoming
the great market of thonoithwest. She will
buy all our produce and supply all our mer
chants. Chicago factories , packing houses
and wholesale establishments aio seeking lo ;
cations In Omaha. The Mollno plow works ,
Iron manufacturers , machinists and whole
sale houses from all over the country are
sending a constant stream of representatives
to Omaha to secure locations there. We nail
this evidence by stating the fact that no
Omaha men are becking to move to other
cities. Let the 75,000 Inhabitants of this
famous city len'd all the encouragement they
can to tlu now comers and wo will say ,
"Hurrah for Omaha I"
Neglected Newspaper Mall.
Chicago Herald ,
It Is the duty and It ought to bo the pleas
ure of the postal authorities to give the same
close attention to newspaper as to letter mall ,
but It Is also the fact that the failure to do so *
is conspicuous and annoying. A feeling ap
pears to have grown up among posal ( em
ployes that newspaper mall is of very little
conserputncc , and the result Is that In the
same proportion as they are careful of letters
they are careless of newspapers. Yet the
newspaper Is often a handy substitute for a
letter , and Its contents Is apt to be quite as
important. 'K hQ. donmioity ! ! ) iji this regard
is hot how. Habitual neglect of second-
class matter , excused , ncrl nps , on the giound
of the assumed prior ( importance of first-class
mutter , has been thrao. . The situation
calls for the serious consideration of the
postmaster general , vftrf oiight to st'curo com
plete reform In this lujpojlant particular ,
The Houses Wo Clean ' In the Spring.
lloitm lliirf'icl ,
The houses wo cloairln the spring ,
Give a blow to all soohxl grtushino
And wo prolanely sriyms we sing ,
There's never a olt of the thing , .
Tra-la I
But we find that It is useless to > vjilna.
MifV'Ji8 ' " 'erofraliitlmt ' TO uolofully'eing.
Oh , bother UIQ ftouso-rtlti wo clean In the
The houses wo clean iu the spring ,
Tra-la I
Have putTcd nut each ague struck face.
And it flits like a bat on the wink' ,
Tra-la I
A most unattractive old thing ,
All covered with soap suds and "grate. ' '
And the men are at sea In this bcrubblng-
brush lling ,
That danced without glee In the height of
the bprinir ,
Tra-la-la-la-la I Tra-la-la-la-la I
Let's fly wlioio the houses ar'n't cleaned In
the spring.
Nebraska Jottings.
Hastings has declared war on tramps.
A MelhodUt church is to bo built at
Nincteenfmarrlago licenses wore issued
iu C.ass county during April.
Pldttsmonth wants another railroad
but how to get It , there's the rub.
The contract has been lot for the can
ning factory buildings at Tokairmh.
The clgarmnkors and tailors of Hast
ings started tiio base ball rolling Satitr
The editor of the Coleridge Sentinel
grinds out stunning "leaders" in r
cyclone cavo.
A crazy passenger lumped off the train
near Central City , Thursday night , anil
escaped unhurt.
Wayne extracts an occupation tax ol
$700 from saloon knopors in addition tc
a license of $300.
Blootnington proclaims the fact in advance -
vance ot tlio season , that the natives will
celebrate the -1th of July in grand stylo.
IJodgo county school children are or
ganizing to boycott picnics on the Haw-
hide. Tlio willows thereabouts grow
straight and strong.
Twenty-seven wagons loaded with lum
ber , hay , provisions and farming imple
ments , left Bonkolmau on Monday morn
ing for Chasu county.
The proposed Hour mill at O'Nolll will
cost $40,000 and will have a capacity of
100 barrels a day. Tlio town gave a bo
nus of $ . ' ,000 and the silo.
The St. Paul & Omaha road proposes
to branch out from Wayne in the dlrco-
tion of Niobrara. Engineers are already
in the iiold surveying the rontn.
A canvass of ninety-four farmers in
Blooniinglon last week showed ninety-
ono VunWyck men. The proportion will
hold gootl throughout Iho stato.
Kditor Watkins of the Blue Hill rimes ,
somln greeting to Kditor 1'utnuv of the
Uakdam Journal. Doth are under bonds
for being too familiar with domestics.
The treasurer of Nance county lias
adorned his oflico with a mammoth snake
which ho demolished the other day. The
reptile Avas born before tlio prohibition
The pushing pcoplo of O'Neill having
planted a Hour mill on a solid founda
tion , have turned their attention to a can
ning factory and starch null. Success is
sure to crown their united ollbrts.
Ncbrasuti City is still crying out for a
bridge over the Missouri. Tlio News
urges a combined kick and a pull for
something better than a nokoty pile af
Peter Nelson , of Argo ' Burl county ,
ended his lifo and troubles by jumping
into a well. Polo married a widow some
months ago and could not shako her in
any other way.
J. E. Hill , of Gage county , is training
for a conspicuous- place on tno republican
state ticket next fall. The title of secre
tary of state , his friends claim , will satis
fy his budding ambition.
The Hickmiin Enterprise was ushered
into lifo last week , accompanied by a
Blizzard , in name only. J. E. is tame in
a weather way , and bears no resemblance
to his Dakota namesake.
Lincoln's amateur minstrel troupe
tackled Crete for a few dimes last week ,
and were so coldly received that their
gags congealed before empty benches.
They counted the ties on their return.
The climate of Grand Island is fatal to
cowboy thugs. An escaped bull prod
named Watkins set out to run the town
and gild the pinnacles , but collided with
a policeman and is now in jail nursing a
broken leg.
W. H. James of Fremont has received
a letter from London which went down
witli tlio wreck of the Oregon , and re
mained at the bottom of the sea at least
a month. And yet the writing is perfect
ly legible and almost as distinct as when
lirst written.
Some rascally sneak thinf robbed a
hard working widow in Fremont of $140 ,
the savings of ycara of toil , which she
hoarded for the solo purpose of educat
ing her only child , a 8-year-old boy. The
heartless villain will got a lively turning
over if caught.
Mike Hallcn , a luscious drummer from
Platte county , toyed with a pet bear at
Fullerton last week , and lost his milled
shirt front and glossy tile in tlio embrace
of bruin. Mike declares it was the tight
est squeeze ho had since his courting days.
The depot building at Fort Robinson
will be located about three miles east of
the post and near the reservation lino.
The town is to bo named Crawford , in
honor of the Into Lieutenant Crawford ,
killed in Mexico , and who for several
years was stationed at Fort Uobinson.
Information is wanted of J. D. Smith ,
a lad of IS , who ran away from his homo
in Springfield , 111. , April 23 , and is sup
posed to oo in Nebraska or Kansas. The
boy is tall and slim , with light com
plexion , blue eyes , brown hair , and is
lively and good looking. Ho wore a
dark woolen shirt , winter boots , and a
bufl'colored slouch or a straw hat.
Prof. Hurshbargor of the Franklin
academy , while puttinc his class through
the manual of arms , stood in front of tno
line , and ordered the class to aim and tire
at a button on his breast. The guns were
loaded with powder only , but a wad
penetrated his clothing and entered his
body , causing liommorrhago of the lungs.
The wound is considered dangerous.
The latpst wrinkle in swindling meth
ods js reported from Dodge county. Ono
sharper' agrees to buy a farmer's land-
pays him $35 to bind the bargain. An
other comes along and offers him $500
moro and gets the promiao of it , if the
farmer crin buy off No. 1 , who sooncoinos
around and insists on the fulfillment of
the contract but will give up for $200.
This the farmer agrees to , pays back the
$25 and the $300 and the second pur
chaser never returns.
Iowa items.
Eight hours is an olllcial day's work jn
DCS Moines ,
The Brown impeachment trial com
mences on the 19th.
The total debt of DCS Monies on the 1st
' 6f May w-is $003,807.04. ,
The Methodists of HmnboldtiTavo con
tracted for a $3,000 QkTiruh.
The ig\y . Press association will picnic
m tfillw fit Spirit Luke for a wcok in
A company has applied for a charter
for an olectrlo steel railway in Dos
John Petersen , a Sao City farmer ,
toyed with a loaded gun , and climbed
the golden stairs.
Creston lias moro newspapers In pro
portion to its population than any othur
city iu the state ,
Jabob Welder , aged 83. who died at
Osccola last wcok , rosldcil in the state
forty-two years.
The receipts of the treasurer of Scott
county for April , from all sources ,
amounted to $ y,327.51.
The Salvation army is making dally
sortie ? tigalnst tlio hosts of sin from the
skating rink in Waterloo.
A lynx measuring 51 feet in length , anil
weighing 20 pound ? , was killed near Buf
falo , Scott county , last wcok.
The city council and mayor of Davenport -
port have cabled homo rule congratula
tions to Gladstone and Parnoll.
The buildings for the pickle factory at
Burlington arc nearly completed. They
will ripeu with the Innocent cucumber.
The recent rains did considerable
damage Jn Fort Madison , Collars wora
Hooded and goods damaged to the extent
of $5,000.
The Northwestern Klllo association
meoU \Vapello August 17 to 20. A line
range has been selected , and twenty im
proved targets erected.
Simultaneous with Governor hnrrabee's
prohibition proclamation ooinus the an
nouncement that COO liquor permits weru
issued in Iowa during tlio mouth : of
April. j
Tlio city council of Diw.onporl has
adouted atl ordinance' requiring a license
of f 100 R year from all who soil lemonade
soda water and other beverages not pro
hibitcd by law.
General Sheridan writes. In response to
an invitation , that ho will attend the
Creston reunion of old soldiers in August
unless something transpires in the meantime
time to prevent it.
During the storm Wednesday the rest
denco of Gcorgo Draper , seven miles
south of Correetlonvillo , was struck by
lightning and Mrs. Draper and child so
nously injured by the shook.
Davenport clergymen imagine that i
mountain of moral depravity is disguisci
in the Sunday newspaper , nnd advise
boycotting. The gentlemen of tlio clotl
nro too anxious to monopolize the world's
oar on tlio Sabbath day.
The Sioux City board of trade has pur
chased a site for the proposed chamber
of commerce for $18.000. The board has
issued $50,000 in stock , oft which $30,000
has been subscribed. Work will begin
on the building at an early day.
The population of Wells county has
doubled this spring.
Jack rabbits Imvo destroyed several
young orchards in Sully county.
The product of tlm Iron Hill mhio for
April was 3,070 ! ) ounces of silver.
The treasure coach which left Deadwood -
wood on the 3d , took out $1 > 1U11 ! ) in
The court house at Mitchell has been
insured against cyclones and a cave has
been built for the olliuials.
Fifty now buildings are in course ol
construction at Aberdeen. A party ol
Michigan capitalists have purchased land
there with n view of building an iron
A lady recently died in Hand county
at the ago of 80 years , and liio local pa
per fuels 11 necessary to explain that her
prcniaturo demise was the rcsulfof an
Deadwood is the scene of great activity
in mining stocks. New companies are
organized ouch week , stock is taken at
home , the mines are developed and the
gold and silver and tin pour intro the laps
of the stockholders. Mining companies
are being organized at the rate of four a
day , and a mining stock exchange is now
talked of.
For the past five months the Plankin-
ton Ilouring mill has been run by steam
produced by the iicat of flax straw. The
cost in running tho-mill by the llax slraw
power is but a trillo more than half what
Iho cosl was when coal was used , and
the null is run with a regularity fully as
satisfactory as when run by coal.
Editing a Paper.
Dawson ( Ga. ) Journal : Editing a pa
per is a pleasant business if you like it.
If it contains much political matter ,
ueoplo won't Imvo it.
If tlio type is largo it don't contain
much reading matlor.
If wo publish telegraph reports , folks
say they are nothing but lies.
If wo omit them , wo have no enter
prise , or suppress them for political of-
If we have a few jokes , folks say we are
nothing but rattlchcads.
If wo omit jokes , folks say wo are noth
ing but fossils.
If wo publish original matter , they
damn us for not giving selections.
If we give selections , people say wo are
lazy for not writing more , and giving
them what they have not read In some
other paper.
If we give a complimentary notice , wo
are centured for being partial. .
If we don't , all hands say wq area hog.
If we insert an article which pleases
the ladies , the men become jealous , and
vice versa.
If we attend church , they say it is for
If we remain in our office attending to
our business , folks say wo are too proud
to mingle witli other fellows.
If wo go out , they say we don't attend
to our business.
The Mikmlo.
Philadelphia Press : So much is being
said about the Mikado of the stage thai
these points that follow concerning the
real Mikado may bo of interest. A revo
lution brought the present Mikado into
power in Japan , some seventeen years
ago , at which time he was a boy of 10.
He found a feudal system , wherein COO- ,
COO men were maintained for war. The
empire was a military encampment. The
Mikado changed all. Ho made the de
pendent the freemen and the feudal
rulers the subordinates Ho made men
freeholders iu perpetual tenure of their
lands. He insure'd as great protection to
lifo and property as may bo enjoyed. His
code of laws he modeled after those of
England and the United Statesestablish ,
ing a sullieicnt judiciary. Ho gathered
aboul him broad , sound and progressive
He rules an empire already having 500
miles ot railroad , 5,000 miles of telegraph
wire , unsurpusHcd postal facilities , with
a postal savings bank system worthy of
imitation in this country. Hn has built
a navj" , and can repair whips with the
lost. As great , if not greater , than what
lie has accomplished , is what no hns proclaimed -
claimed ho proposes to do , and that isin ,
1890 to convert Ills empire into a consti
tutional umpire , with a parliament exor
cising the delegated authority of the
"For economy and comfort , every
spring , wo use Hood's Sarsaparilla1
writes a Buffalo ( N. Y. ) lady. 100
Doses One Dollar.
Absorbed ,
Detroit Kwniny Ktwi ,
Corporate capital has grabbed , and is
grabbing :
1. All the pine lands of the northwest ,
3. All the grajslnii-teSflsiJ ih TSomfc
w tr
S. All tlio mines of coal nnd iron of tlm
cast and control states.
4. All the petioloum of the middle
5. All the gold and silver minus of the
llocky mountain region.
0. It huiulu& ! > all the wheat and pone ,
and is fasl absorbing all the land upon
which those staples are raised.
7. ft controls all the means ( railroads )
for the distribution and exchange of these
things the primal necessities of human
Catarrhal Dangers ,
Tob < ) treed from ( ho dungon ! of uullocmlon
wlillulylntfilown ; to IJTO.U lie fuH'ly , Moop sound-
y anj iiiidlstruLnid ; to rUu loCioDhod , huu-J
clear , hroln lultviiiviid fiou Irom pivln or uclio ;
to know Unit no poisonous , putrid mutter ilo-
nlos the broiilh mid rots niviiy the ilollciito inn-
chluory of binell , tasta and liciirnifi lo ftol Unit
the system ilot-s not , tUruUf1) ) IIB vein ? nadjU't-
tries , Buck up Iho poison thut U sure to uudor-
mlno unJ ilustroy , Is Indeed n blessing bujond
nil other bumnu cnjoymuiua. To puichusu lia-
WVWyrrquj duvu a fatu sl'ouia ho ihoobjori or
nil mulcted , But tUoso who Imvo tried inuny
rumcdlcs nnd physicians despair or rt'lluf or
BANHJHD'S itADiUAr. CaiiK moots c\-orv plmso
of Cutnrriih , i'rom u nimplu no ml cold to ( ho
most loutluoiUB auJ ilnitructlvo status. H Is
local nnd ronsntullona ) . liiitnnt Jn ivlluvlnir ,
ponuiuiont In curing , safe , economical iinj
BiNroiiu'H JUDICIAL CutiB coiislstn of ( mo
bottle of tlio lUniCMf , C'Uiiu , ono Im.x ofCA. , mid ono Uit'jiovitIsiMi : , tit.
all \vrupiil ) In ono inokimo with ticiullsoiuid
dh-cifloiiJ , Ujiil sold by nil drntrKUtH lor J-W. | (
I'OTTEK DllUU fcClllIMIUAl , CO. ,
that nunr , orxtntil , clo im ) , mid In-
niIllbulnliumitiU ] ! < in.lnoij'TI'IJIA !
i AN'l'M'AIN I'i.ASTKK. . No ncha or
piiin. or ! jriiio : or atrnlti , or uouuU
. _ til or cold , or iciicous euln si liut
lloida lu itisjiecdy , fill pnwoituliind nuirr-rail-
Inf , r'all-nllovlntluir ' proiit'ttlc * , Al ilrtiKC
2toi five for $ l.w > : or of 1'ocTrti t'uuu
n CtCEN I BOTTLESnro put up for the
< & .fcnmmivlntlonot nil who dostro ft roe
And low tirlooil
Cough. GoldandCroupRemedy
Bbouldsccuro the lat u $1 bottles , lltroutloa
nccumpnnyltiironoli bottlo.
Sold by all Modicluo Doalo ra.
017 Ht.Clinrle Nf. , fit. Louis , ! Uo.
A fffuhr | ri < tniti of two Htdlcsl Col1tt < , h i tctn lonttf
* niif ed ID tbt ip eUl irrttmenl o r CHunnte. Nttroim. Rtra
ted BL03U DKIUM Ibinnnjr olhtr PhjkUn InSl. touli ,
l pllf r P"l 'bo * 1 < 1 ll old rBild.nlAnow.
Nervous Prostration , Debility , Mental and
Physical Weakness ; Mercurial and other Affec
tions ol Throat. Skin or Dones , Dlood Poisoning ,
old Sores and Ulcers , are ir tti with nrlr > tiit i
cteeii , on Uleil identlBa pMoctptti. Faf 1r. rrlTitetj.
Diseases Arising from Indiscretion , Excess.
Exposure or Indulgence , nhlrh product < emi r th.
followlnf cntelit ntrtouinen , tfellllij , Ulmnrit or itibl
and if rettlre mcnorr , | . | mrUion Iho r te , rtjilcil Jtf.j ,
Terilonlolbe luelcljror fcmilo , cootuiloi r ld < n , elo. ,
rendortnc Mftrrlai-o Improptr or unliftpny , kit
prm.ututlr ur.J. l-imptiltt(36 ( pillion tbe it tei nl
ln > c lecl nTcliip . rrfelonnjr > < ldrt > i. Con.nll.Uonttot.
Scior bj null fret.Intlltd nd ittlttlj e.nOdtntlil.
A Poslllto Written Guarantee iiron in crirjn.
r blo cue. Utdlctno itnl et rr wb t bj null 01 tiprui.
Spa PAGES , PINE PLATES , t rtnt elolb uH till
I'lcdlnc , , ' . ltd forBOo. In r il > or < tirr < ueT , Orer On
wonJcrful | n pltturti. true to 11 le I irtlclti on the following
bood.phrilrild r , effccti ofetlli > uj il ieeiilbe pbnt
loloty otrrprtilucllon , and n nr raor . Thoin n > rttr < or
> hould rod It. trlir edition
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hood , fta. ha vlnir tried In rain ovc
Warranted to pvo [ aatlafno-
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Price $ 2.50
IJiiooln ,
Solo Wliolcfnlo agents for
Ntbr.isU * .
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N. U. This Is cot a Btjrlo-
sruiiU poudl , but A Pins *
iloxtblp K"M pen of uny do-
tiliocl Cucucsa of point.
Jo yoi ! wnti a pure , bloom *
! ii Complexion ? If HO , a
few niMilicallons of JI nn'H
HAGNO LI A. MLltTit lUgi-at-
H'y you to your heart's con
tent. It docs away with Sal-
lowness , llr.dnoss , Pimplco.
3JlotcIiesaml all diseases and
iniporfecUims ol'tlio Klein. Jt
ovorconif.sllio Unshed arijioar-
nuco of lioat , fatigue and ox-
uitflinoni. 11 makes a lady of
THIRTY appear but TWliN-
TV ; and so natural , gradual ,
and vnufoct , are HK cfl'octH.
that it is Impossible to Outm
its application.