Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 03, 1886, Page 10, Image 10

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211 S. 15tli St , , Over Sohroter & Conrad's Drug Store
Houses and Lots. Vacant Lots ,
A good full lot , largo house of 8 rooms , 2 lota in Hillside , 9l,4oo each.
ami OIKI house of 4 rooms , 3. 20th street 4 lots in Klrkwood , $ ftoo each.
( Jooil well tiudcluloru. Terms very easy I ) lots in Okahwna , $800 each.
$ I.M)0. ) 3 lots in Terrace add. . $2,5 < > o each.
Two houses , ono 0 mul Iho otliort 4o lots in llanscom Place from $00 to
rooms , S. SOth ; easy tonns , $1,200. $2ooo.
Full aero , good 0-room house , wells 3 lots in Himobaiigh Place , $ lfioo oauh.
and clBtoriiH , 1'ark Place , $3,800 ; $1,000 1 lot in MeCormaok's add. , facing two
cash , balance to flint purchaser. strootn , $2Coo.
Nice cottage of ! rooms , Shinn's addi- 4 lota in Sunnyside , $ l,3oo each.
tiou , near street cars , $1G , " > 0 ; $303 cash , Sacres in Ilinibnughndd. , $3Gonforall.
balance $20 a month ; a bargain. 2 full lots on 10th st. , ? ! ) , ooo oauh.
Good 4 room cottage , Shiuu'.s addition , 21ots in Thornburg , $ J5oo each ,
} block of street cars , well and cistern , 4 lots In Pelham Place , $ Goo each.
cemented cellar , $1,050 ; $301) ) cash , bal 4 lots in Marsh's add , , $1,800 to $2,80
ance if''O a month. cuolt.
Largo , olcgant , now 10-room house on ! ) lots in Heed's 8d add. , $7oo to ? 75o
Park avenue , bath , closoln , all in line each.
nhape , $ f > , OCO ; ono-third cash , balance 1 line lot in Sham's add. , $ looo , very
easy terms. easy terms.
Lots in Lowe's ' add1 , $5oo to $ Goo.
Nice 0-room cottage , lot 51x107 , on. 2 lots in Parmenter , $ l,5oo for both.
liiirnuy near Sotli St. , $ looo , easy terms. Lots in Bedford Place , $5oo to $ Goo.
12 cottages in North Omaha , 0 rooms 2 lota in Auburn Place. $25o eaoh.
each , line location , 1 block from street 0 lots in Spring Hill add , , $ Uoo each.
cars , $3ooo each , $2oo cash , balance $3o
a month.
Wl.xlSM , 0-room cottage , 17th st. , $2,5oo , Business Property.
$ l,3oo cash , balance to suit purchaser.
Full lot , 3 houses , Jackson st. , renting 23 feet on Farnam street.
for $80 per month , ? 12ooo , very easy 11)2x11)3 ) ) near cor. Oth and Loavonworth.
terms. plenty of trackage front , $12ooo , or will
Good C-room cottage , corner 17th and
Lake sts. , ! ? 2ooo , S-Joo cash , balance $25 in2xlK ! , trackage front , near corner
month. 13th and Maroy , $ loooo , or will divide.
per 11 foot on Ilarnoy , right in the busi
Largo , elegant house , full lot , all mod * ness portion of the city , good house ,
orn conveniences , on Douglas st. near $15ooo.
20th ; best bargain in the city , 50,800. 33 feet on loth st. , good buildings.
This is only a partial list of tlie many bargains I have and if you can't find what yon want
in this list , call and see me and I will show other property that may please yon.
W. H. MOTTER , Real Estate Agent , 211 S. i5th St. , Bet. Farnain and Douglas
Rooms 12 and 13 , Paxton Eliding , Cor. I5th and Farnam.
Largest list of property of all characters , City and Suburban , Farms and Lands for sale
throughout the state : Telephone 779.
Nq. 128 A fine lot 00x183 on Jackson-st. ,
near 13th , very cheap at § 11,000.
No. 172 183 feet1 square on railroad track.
A line location ; a bargain at $ lf5,000.
No. 110 A line Improved brick block ,
business property , on Ilarnoy st ,
No C55 A splendid corner on Snunclora St. , 120
ft front , a bixrgnlu tit $4,000.
No. Mi 2 Hi > loiidld full lots on Jones st , flno
wmoUoubO or lobbing property , ouo a corner -
nor , botli for f ai.OO ! ) .
No. Wi A full lot on lltli st , , corner of alloy ,
tl burcruln tit 10,000.
No. 1G3 A splendid business property on
Saunders at , 120 foot frontage , anil
$3,500 worth of improvements , all for
No. C43 A full corner lot on Howard st ,
partly improved with 4-story brick
block ; routed for $8.800 per year.
which can bo increased with a small
outlay to $1,800. Only for a few
days at $40.000.
No. 477 130x190 on Lcavenworth-st. ,
close to Belt line , a good prospective
business property , very cheap , $3,000. ,
No. 47D 2 splendid lots , corner 20th and
Lako-st. , good prospective business
properly. 1'or the two , cheap at
? 3GOO.
No 511. Ono of the finest cornorgon Hiirnoyst. ,
such us nro Imrcl to get , $25,000
No 103. Ono of the cholc'ost corners on 13tn et. ,
nonr Mlllurd hole ) , | nr > uo
No 108 , A splendid 001 iiur4ixlX ! on Hiirnoyst.
nnd n bin-Ruin nt $ X0OOU
No JB. A Ono corner 131x120 on Siumdora st ,
eoutli of the bridge , olioiip at $1,501
No Hi ; OnuoC the bust oornara on Saimdors st > ,
120x120 8 mid i : front , a Imrgnln ut $5,000
No OIU. A splendid t'ornor. 0(1 ( luot front on Cum-
liir st. , with - stoic * , u bargain at $10,000
H-'O. A uurncr lot wllU small build-
on Doilgo st. ohonp ut f l > ,00l )
No 020. A cliolco business lot 03x130 , liouso 7
rooms , almost surrounded by stoics , o n Suun-
dors St. , lorn fcwdnya only at the low price
No 651 A oliolco corner lot and liouso on Suun
cbonp ut fJ.lUO ,
No 173 room liousoand barn , lot
33x140 , onlOth St. , $3,000.
No. 171 Good iiouse and lot on Harnoy
St. , $5,000.
No. 545. A splendid property renting
for $3,800 per year ; a bargain at
? 15.000.
No. 31)7 ) Elegant house , largo lot , 10
room house , modern Improvements ,
two blocks from court house , $10,500.
No. 108 A splendid 2-story house , 0-
rooms , lot 00x140 , 1 block from car
lino. A bargain at 4,000.
No. 149 9-room house , barn and half lot ,
near High School , $5,000.
No. 555 Lot8SxlS3 on California st , near
21st , 8-room liouso , south front , very
desirable and cheap at $5,000.
No. 460 House of 0 rooms , lot 83x133 ,
south front , on Webster , near 20lh st ,
§ 5.200.
No. 580 A corner lot , 152xCO , near High
School , 2 houses on and room for 5
more ; when all improved , will pay
20 per cent on investment , $18,000.
No. 40 1 A line south front full lot with
house 8-rooms , shade and fruit trees ,
clcsu to a street car line. Terms easy
and remarkably cheap at $3.500.
No. 105 11-room house , modern improve
ments , good barn , corner lot , block
from street car $7,500.
No 101. Acholcuconiorwlth 3 houses , 8 find 5
rooms , 3 blocks trom cnr line , n. bargain ut
No 1111. A flno oust front lot 00x140 , In Lnco's ndf
with nluu IIOUHU , chuup at ftf.OJO
No 117 An cleg tint U room bouse , east front on
Qoortrlii uvo , ? 1,050
No51M. Bast front oa Ooortrtft avo. , full lot , now
liouso H rooms , modern improvements , $0,000
NofiiJ. A clioloo south front lot SOxUS , liouso In
nlco ordur.O rooms , on Howard st.ohoap , W.C50
COD. A obotoo east front lot 33x110 , house 5
rooms , fl,7I > 0.
No 177. r.loirnnt Improved rosldonco property
on Bu ilnrys two , THxllK ) , jlO.OOO
No 60S , A full lot east front , U blocks south of
BtMnryrt ave , 3 house * renting far $35 , u bar-
Biitn nt J.l.iWO
No Otis-Good IIOUBO nnd lot on Bborm an are
ot Sir-W. oUoup at (3,000
No. COJ. n lots ono n corner , cast front , oil South ,
10th St. , 5 room house mul otlior Improvements.
Easy tuning nnd a great bargain at 1.000
No. UOU. A nlco cottage 0 rooms , lot lUxlX ) , cast
front , 'i mlle west of I * . 0 , cheap ntfiJ.600
No 810 Asplondld full lot nnd 10 room liouso.
on Hurt st. , noarSOtb.prlvo low at $5,500
No. J5 choice lota on Sherman avo. ,
from 52,500 to $8,000 ,
No. 80 choice lots a block from Sherman
man avo. , from $1,500 to $18,000. ,
No. 100 choice lots in South Omaha ,
beautiful , on projected street car line
from $450 to $800.
No. 801 10 lots in Thornburg Place , from
$350 to $550 each.
No. 130 Lot on Virginia avo. , $1,250.
No.169 Lot block 5 , Hanscom Place ,
No. 501 2 elevated beautiful lota on Vir
ginia ave. . a bargain for all , $2,200. ,
No. 418 Lot , Shinn's add. , $050.
No. 400 A splendid elevated lot fronting
llanscom Park , price low nt $1,800.
No. 510. Four of the choicest residence
corners in the city , each 183xl31.Such
pieces are getting scarce. For price
and terms inquire ut our oflice.
No. 120 A moo lot on Park ave , and
north of the park , and very cheap at
No. 150 2 east front lots north of llans
com Park and west of Park avo. A
bargain. Each $1,600. ,
No. 220 A choice south front lot in Uen-
iso's additidn , $1000.
No. 501 2 choice lots-In Marsh's Place
No 521. A tew clioloo lota left In Illllsldo No 1
nnd 2 , and { Q30 ; some - blocks fromntroct car
on Cumlnir fit ; Cumlnir HI is goltnj to bo
paved thin summer i > blocks beyond these lots ,
u bargain.
No 653. Two elegant Jots , ono a corner , oqst
front , In Shlnn'a 2d add , - blocks from car line
easy terms for the two , $ -m !
NoB7B. 2 lots , ono a corner , east front , on Vir
glnlanvo.2,00t )
No 480. A splendid property on St. Miiry'S ave ,
132 ft square , corner of street uud alley , south
front , $11.000
No 003. A choice lot on Virginia nvo , 81,100
NoGtO. Two elegant full lots on Park uvo , east
trout and a bargain at $1,000
NoHTj. A cliolco lot on Virginia ave , $1,8CO
NoGl. 1 oholco corner lot , oust front , on Vlr-
Klnln ave , not far fioin Loavouworth , $1SOO.
And Z lots next to the corner , fcl.COO
No 20. A oholco lot on Park uvo , great bargain
No 601. A flno lot In Lake's add , $1,700
No .83 , 3 of the choicest lota north qfCnmlnp
stu oust front , flno etnulo and fruit trees , eaoli
No 1P2LJ. 2 oiORunt lotson Virginia avo. north o f
Loavonworth , ono a cornur , foe tbo two ,
No ! )03. ) A oholco south front lot Iu HoJick's sub
division , $2,250
No r > 79. A cliolco south front lot , 4 bloclis west
of Park ave , nnd north of the park , f 1,230
No 240. i ! eplondld lots 2 blocks west of Park
ave , and north of Hnnscom Place , ono a cor
ner , a Krcnt Imwilii nt $1,300
No tots hi Oxford Plnco fiom $300 to $100
No 491. 3 beiiutlful soutti inul oust front lots In.
Marsh's mid , near Loavcnworlh st , cheap ,
$2,300 and $2,500 cnch.
No Lots In Hawthorn ndd from $500 to f900
No 55(1 ( Some oloprant lotson r.owo ave , " blocks
eoutti of Dr. Morcor's ninnslon ; line vlovv ,
olORnnt place lor u line homo , nrlno Irom
No. 403 10 acres near Tuttlo's subdivi
sion , $3,500.
No. 815 Acre lot in Park Place with 0
room house , $3,500.
No. 417 A oho5icoaero lot in Tutllos
subdivision for $3,500.
No625. 15 acres 4 miles from the P. O , will dl
vldo into 5 nero lots , ti bargain at (300 per uuro
No. 37 acres fitono quarry and timber , 8
miles , from Omah , near railroad. A great bar
gain. fl.QUO.
No 538. 2 of the choicest acres In West Omalm
uiuklnpr U lots , for a few days only ut the low
price ot fO,503
Shown uii In Its peculiar romantic light Is ell
woi th ( it luilng familiar to o\orl > ody , and u brief
outline may Interest those who luivo not time to
rend tlnough thomlnuthodo&urlptlon of u his-
torlcul icoord. Yours two , when Omaha was a
juoro Indian oiinip , and ourstriHits echoed fiom
the war bonus ot ulld Indians , the chief ot a
etarn ( that loomed whore our present high
echoolHtandsllmd a wonderfully fair daughter
fulled Malm , llelng possessed of many a charm ,
this Malm \\orshlppixl by the cruel Indians
\tlth 11 iiirti ilevotlon , and especially , two yonntr
Indians carried thin devotion HO far that It
rlpenoil Into u warm love. One of thuso j oun
limn vat mmnclully poor , but liitclluetuully
rich , whllu tlm oilier was the poBsessotof
worldly rk'tii's , but mentally poorer. Malm
loved ilo.iily the tlrntone. but hurselilsh father
liad made up his mind that tlio ghould marry
the other ono or die. In tlio slleiidoofonomlld
Biitnnior nlttht Malm and her trno lever tied , no-
com | unlixl by ee\oral soldiers of the old stiirn
that were In svmpatliy vlth Malm nnd her
choice , and railed thenisol\os Onuunu or
MaluiH followord , benco Iho name Omaha. They
organUed tlunnsulved ami camiied near the
ghoru of the Mhmnirl \ > hoio the present rail
road bililKQ U located. Hosting upon such a
ronmutlu foiiiidattiui , Omaha to day 1s irulnlng
the admiration of the wliolo Union. Her pro-
Cress him bet'it ustonUlilngly rapid and solid ,
unil her eltUuna lire noted lor thulr rollnemunt
iviid liberality towuids every improvement.
ThereI'oio \ > u Invltu eastofii pcoplo that IQVO
plentyof flesh alrto come out and build tholr
Iiomra In the Ualo Clljr. Head over llio biirgiiln
lUt thU Mupk offered in real estate by otto of
Omaha's successful business men unu convince
Improved Property.
North j of lot 4. block 13 , K. V. Smith's
add , with an elegant 7 room house , well ,
cistern , buggy shed , wagon shod , barn ,
choice fruit trees , etc , , $3,250 ; 81,000
cash , balance to suit.
4 lots 60124 , Isaaca & Sell's addition ,
with 7-room house , barn , etc. , ( barn alone
cost $1,000 } 5500 barrela cistern , 100 bar
rels filter , good well , fruit trees ; cheap at
18.000 ; S3X ( > 0 cash , balance on uusy terms ) .
Lot -1(1x188 ( , cast front , south 10th st.
8-room brick house , cemented basement
with wooden Moor , barn for four horses ,
well , cistern and out-houses , § 5,000 , ouo-
third cash , bal. to suit purchaser.
Lot 00x115 , on upper Capitol avenue , 3
houses with 7 rooms each , $0,000. Rents
for $50 per month. $3,000down , bal.Byrs.
Corner lot 00x115 , on 20th and Capitol
ave. , with 0-room house In iirst-olasa con
dition , $4,230 ; (0,500 cash , bal. easy ,
Lot 00x13' . ' , Davenport st. , with one
0-room ami ono 6-room house , $0,000 , , half
cash ,
Lot 00x133 , cast front , N. 10th st. , with
2 elegant houses , $9,000 , one-third cash ,
balance easy.
Full lot 0hl83 ( , on California Bt , , with
nice improvements , $0,000 , one-third
cash , balance 8 years ,
Lot 10 , blocK 4 , Dupont Phco$700 ; § 100
down , $10 per month.
Lot 10 , block 4 , Dtipont Place , $050 ;
$100 down , $10 per month.
Lot 20 , block 4Dupout Place , ? 700 ; $200
down , $10 per month.
Lot 60x150 , Hanscom Place , east front
on Virginia uvo. , $1,500 , half down , bal
ance 8 years.
Lots 40x140 , In Clifton Place , $1,200. .
Lots in W. A. Rcdick's add. , f 750 ; $200
Lots In Dupont Place , $050 , $150 down ,
balance $10 per month , Hero is a good
opportunity to secure a homo for almost
Lots in Hanscom Place , f 1,750 , $1,030
cash , balance 2 years ,
Corner lot Ouxl8-3 , Chicago St. , ono
11-room house , one 0 and ono it-room
house , stable and granary , cUtoru
nad well , $15,000.
Lofs in Sunny Sldo add , , from $1,100 to
$1,300 , and also lota in Parker's add. from
$ ar 0 to $000 , I hlivq also the liucst lots
iu the iollowmg additions :
Saundora & Himobaugli's ,
Walnut HUM
West Cunpng ,
Uonneokeii'ri Addition ,
King's Addition ,
Kllby Placo.
Orchard Hill ,
Lowe's First Addition ,
Uedford Place ,
Plain View ,
Kirkwood1 ,
( Jarthauov i
and the now second 'addition to Bedford
Place , where a hoinui can be secured at
extremely cheap ( igtires.
Will have a now , beautiful addition
laid out nuxt week , Come early and se
cure bargains.
Hoautitul aero property In the lovely
Lovgron Park at $400 per aoro.
Acre property iu different directions ,
within 3 and 3 ( miles from the postoflicc ,
$ -00 to $300 per aero.
It will pay you to invest your money with us as we do not indulge in speculat
ing schemes , but carry on a strict commission business , We invite you to call on
us , and assure you a careful attention and honest treatment.
J , A. LOVGftEN , Real Estate and Loan Broker 1504 Farnam st. up-sfairs. Telephone , 753 ,
The Concentration of "Woaltb anil Power an
Evil of Dire Dimensions.
of Domain I'.ircolcU Out to
Individuals Who Combine to Skill
Xliclf Honofixotors nnd
Defy the
Mm C. HVfr/i ( n the /Mnntor Sctcncr .IfoiilMtf for
Mostof the great fortunes of the United
Status tlw e that are unduly great are
ascribed to the rapid development of the
means of transportation and the facility
with which those means have bcou cen
tered m comparatively few Imuds. The
general sense of the nation is that this
concentration of power , of wealth , is an
evil , and thut it would bo much bettor if
wo could have had the development of
the transportation interests that wo have
had with a greater dillusion of tlte power
and. wealth that have attended them. The
founders of our republic thought they
were establishing civil institutions where
enormous fortunes would be compara
tively unknown. A hundred years have
hardly passed certainly not a long tiniu
in national life when the largest Indi
vidual fortune of the world is accredited
to the United States , and there are others
that approximate this in magnitude , and
man } ' of them dating back to loss than
one-fifth of a century. In thu matter of
private wealth , wo have clearly departed
from the ideas of our fathers. In this
departure is there adherence to the stem
principles of republicanism with which
our country started out , and have tho&o
growths been fortuitous , exceptional ,
easily swallowed up in the general growth
and prosperity of the country , so that the
spirit of our institutions is unchanged ,
and are thos > o fortunes to bo dissipated in
an early succeeding generation , and not
to bo replaced by others of eijual or
greater magnitude and greater in num
ber ? The instincts of the nation are that
danger lurks in any other solution of
these inquiries than in the line of sup
pression of causes that liavo made those
fortunes uossiblo. Nor can the subject be
dismissed on the ground that , in the de
velopment of the use of the physical
forees of steam and electricity that this
generation lias seen , there is inherent this
aggregation of wealth in few hands. The
disproof of this is that in European
countries that have enjoyed a like favor
able development with ourselves in
wealth , barring that which came from
our virgin territory , sucli developments
of the physical forces in their adminis
tration and the accompanying emolu
ments have not been centralized upon a
These administrative ) emoluments , in
the case of railroads , accruing to so few ,
may bo briliy summarized as follows :
1. The gratuitous distribution of stock
to promoters and the construction of the
railroad from the sale of mortgage bonds.
and by defaulted bills for merchandise
and labor.
2. Construction boards , corporations ,
committees , directors , made up of promoters
meters who handle the cash realized
Irom the sale of bonds and the credit
which has been established for the prop-
city , and who are practically irresponsi
ble , as they report from themselves as
constructors to themselves as proprietary
U. Express and other companies mak
ing use of the franchises of the original
company and its road-bed , and taking to
themselves the oream of the business.
4. Rebates , drawbacks , and the various
devices by which favored shippers are al
lowed to u&urp the business of the road ,
or the bulk of it , in certain channels , and
in which the profit accruing to them from
payiug less freight is directly but the
minimum advantage to them , as by it
they may control tlio production , manu
facture , and marketing , and real and
speculative prices of an important com
modity , and so , by eliminating competi
tion and controlling speculation , draw
enormous profits from the public that do
not show at all in the simple handling of
the articles sis f reiglit.
J5. The property being corporate , and
its ownership represented by negotiable
stocks and bonds , and which have gone
largely into the hands of the public , both
bj the natural and inauimtlalcd fluctua
tions which take place in the negotiable
securities , those that arc "outbido" are
at an immense disadvantage compared to
tlio o that arp "inside , " and a perennial
source of profit is at hand tor the "few"
who have readied the advantageous posi
tions. By possessing inside Knowledge
of a number of leading companies , by
making money in the loan market scarce
or plcnlitul , Iho whole stock market can
bo "raided" for the benefit of ono or
more operators.
0. The wrecking , intentional or other
wise , of valuable property through accu
mulated mortgages and debts , and its reestablishment -
establishment at a comparatively small
cost to the now owners.
7. The consolidation of dillorcnt com
panies ; those that are continuous on the
same Hues ; those that are parallel and
originally deiigiied to bo competitive ,
and those that radiate from a common
centre or do the business of a particular
section. To make ouo company of two or
more companies , to cconomi/.o in admin
istration , to make them probably more
ollcotive , to eliminate competition , has
boon generally unlocked for , and has
added groatlv to the economic position
and consequently to the value of the rail
roads as paying properties. While the
consolidation may bo meritorious , this
has ailbrdod the chief opportunity for
"stock- watering , " and is a Hold where
Napoleons ot Itnance have specially dis
tinguished themselves nnd enhanced
their wealth.
8. The largo salaries paid high railroad
olliclals is to a great degree only a legal-
i/ed method of giving them an important
uart of the emoluments received. Their
positions being tree from the strain ot
personal competition ami rink of capital.
such as attend the business man , ami
without the pressure of social expenses
ami duties , such as rest upon the luirh
government ofllclal , and frequently desti
tute of requirements of export skill and
professional knowledge , such as often
command pri/.i-s of the highest kind ,
they are altogether without a parallel >
remunerated po.sltions.
Kleetrie , gas and other companies rep
resent branches of transportation , of
which railroads tire the great representa
tives , and much in true of those compa
nies that is true of railroad companies ,
and all stand on much the same ground
regarding btilaiics paid to tholr high olH-
clals and in their general cll'ccls
In contrast to thenp advantages accru
ing to railroad organuurb and managers ,
the advantages that are supposed to
accrue by the organisation of railroad
and all other Block companies , and to
which prospectustia , however Haltering ,
arc oonlineu , are :
1. The prollt on the investment through
rise in the value of the property , and div
idends to tlioso who give valuable con
siderations for slocks nnd bonds.
2 The indirect benefit that will accrue
to other properties , and the public con
venience and advantage that will bo derived -
rived from tim operations of the com
Whore legitimacy begins uud whore it
ends in such organisation and manage
ment is a question of casuistry in partic
ular cases , but there has boon swerving
enough trom whnt is legitimate to nnko
it the startling and pronounced feature
of American commercial life for the p.xU
twentyliveyears. .
As the result of such Illegitimacy , as
the loading cause , what do we fitidf
Wo find Polion piled on Ossa in the
matter of private wealth.
We lind the ideas of equality and sim
plicity on which the government win
founded stultilled in the house of their
friends ,
Ao lind ftory 7.eal and many successes
in making millions and multiples of mil
lions , and the hardships of acquiring a
competence , increasing.
We lind a class that exceeds any class
of ollicors in tlte government in tnn im
portance of tenure and their power
imporium in imporio.
Wo find Iho individual less assertive
than a generation ago of his independ
ence , nnd the typical , prosperous
cats Iho broad of dependence upon a cor
poration , or controls one or more.
Wo lind an important number of the
influential members of the class that is
and has been most Influential in this
country since the organization of ttio
govern mont , lawyers the only learned
ulass active in niliiirs , ollicors of courts ,
the chief legislators and law-makers of
the status and nation , the class from
which tile judiciary is choien "re
tained , " made comfortable In their in
come year in and year out , without
respect to the duties tnoy pertorm or the
ollices limy hold , barring judicial posi
tions , by the powerful transportation
companies ,
Wo lind citizens , ofllcors , law-makers
and judges overawed and corrupted by n
power that yields no adequate subjection
to the powers of the state.
Wo hud a public senthnont alarmed at
this situation , but almost despairing how
to net helpfully.
Wo find throats to deal with the matter
summarily , and with precedents that it is
the unexpected thalhai > pens , with knowl
edge of the destroying power in human
society of the ebullition of collected
human pa sion , it is not the part of wis
dom not to inquire into and to bo iudlu"-
eront to threats : and such an in
quiry is spec ! lly obligatory in n popular
trovernmont like that of the United
The status of transportation whether
it is an all'air of commerce or the body
politic , or part of ono and part of the
other , and the ill-defined thought and lite
uupronouiiccil action upon it marks the
first point of the difficulty.
Second , wo have a strong leaning to it
as purely a matter of commerce ,
' 1 bird , in the presence of a sentiment
thai has at length reached public convic
tion thai it is partially at least an alVair
of the body politic , lias risen an embar
rassment ol how to treat it as such.
The embarrassment is greatly aug
mented in the fact that wo are under a
dual government of local and general au
thority , between which the lines tire not
clearly drawn , and which lias boon a
burning question of politics , and many
believe may be again fanned into a
The civil war was latterly an affair of
sections of the country , but the sentiment
that led to it rested largely upon the
question of local or general , state or
national government , and manv have
hoped that no serious point would over again in this controversy. While
the railroad problem is not a matter
wherein jealousy has been engendered
between the states and the general gov
ernment , it lists been viewed in the light
of a matter between local and centralized
authority , and so subject in some degree
to the feeling or predjudice accentuated
by the war , that was anterior to it. and
tliat largely had its growth as a national
ihsitp in the desire ot the south to potoct
the institution of slavery. The result of
that war was on the side of the general
government as an ISMIO of local nnd gen
eral government , as well as in the main
issue , but on all sides the distaste is pro
nounced for moro issues partaking of
this character.
From the view that transportation on
the colossal scale on which wo have rail
road transportation in this country , is in
some measure u matter of government ,
it is plain now , and seems as though it
might have been plain at any time , that
it is too wide in its scope to bo treated
successfully by the local state govern
ment. There are two divisions of the
subject from the national standpoint :
The position of the government toward
it as defined by the constitution.
The general ground on which govern
mental stands , making it necessary. Of
what that action should bo , this paper
does not aim to treat
1. The language of the constitution
pertaining to the subject is , "Congress
shall have power to regulate commerce
with foreign nations , and among the
several states , and with the Indian
tribes. "
Applying tills to railroads , the inter
pretation commonly made is that where
a railroad company's chief means of
transportation , that is its tracks , extend
from ono state to another , suoli railroad
company comes constitutionally under
the regulation of congress. The fr timers
of HID constitution certainly hail no in
tention pertaining to transportation in
its present form that holns us to inter
pret this clause of the instrument which
they drew ; their intention only per
tained to tiio wider generalization com
merce , and must have boon suggested by
arrangements ordinarily entered into by
adjoining states that baa no federal bond.
Such arrangements worn ohioily treaties ,
llonoe the constitution debars commer
cial treaties between states.
"Commerce among the states" is im-
nionsoly wider in its scope than the moro
transference of commodities or passen
gers over the line of adjoining states.
Any railroad or otlior transportation
company that enters into tin arrangement
with another transportation company for
the movement of commodities or pas-
sonsjors from ono part of the country to
another ( and this can not bo done except
by traversing dlDoronl stales ) is a partici
pant in commerce among the states , and
so amenable to the clause of the consti
tution covering such an act. To claim
that a transportation company must
actually perform the act of transference
from ono state into another is standing
on the narrowest technical ground , and
stands in a very subordinate and unim
portant relation to the vital functions of
commerce , ami would bo a poor Hung to
real an important relation upon. The
company that receipts for properly , or
soils tiokoN to passengers , to go out of
the state in which these acts are per
formed , or which dolivon property and
ttccopts pay for the transportation of
such , which oanio from othgr transporta
tion companies and from othur states ,
and whioh honors tickets for passtingt'iv )
bold by oilier companies in oilier Mutes ,
cnrtiiinlv participates in commerce
among the htaloi whether its own prop
erly and irack in wholly located in ono
state or not.
2. The special .surprise that has taken
plaoo in regard to railroad transporta
tion , oulsiilo of its mechanical ull'ucuiainl
tlii is true of ctlior to transporta
tion ) , it > the tendency to centralisation of
management of interests that at the out
put appeared to have no special con
nection or that were distinctly Hostile.
Kailmadb sprang up at llr t in nub-
Borvienco ot locnl mUiruMs , and Jiavo
been welded and are being welded to
gether in subservience of general inter
ests. The logio of economy and public
advantage has overridden tlioindlviduali-
ties of men , the strifes Ot communilios ,
Iho ignorances and prejudices of the
public mind. Kail road management be
comes less and lens local , and moro and
moro an nll'air dictated by even's and
beyond the grasp of any Onii mind or any
number of minds that can act in unison.
The great names iu railroad atl'airs are
not irreal by reason of overpowering
genius , but by reason ot the consolida
tions forced by events , -the elimination
of the men representing the smaller in
terests , nnd by Iho concentration of
power in the hands of him who by l > u
superiority over his associate. * or co
potltors , or by something fortuitous , I L
comes the representative of the combim < t
The public niintl ( lees not grudge
traonllnary rewards and power to get
unit great public service , but it i-iirnl1 '
to see such thrown by the hand 6fJ t
ctimstnnco3 into the hands of
actuated by personal aims. When < ti i
a condition of things grows into a
lional system , when in substance i .
pircs in domain have been ] ) : irceled < <
to n few imliuiihuiK when we su * ,
a lew indivduttls tire absorbing the jjti '
ing wealth of the country , ami iierh < . ,
more the past acquisitions ; when a | .
tocraoy throntons to booomo great w t' '
political narties , to wield moro ) ) o
and become superior to the chosen r
scnUitivcs of Hie people , il Is high tin ; <
sifl Iho character of their tenure , to m-
nniro whotor wo have beeomo n niitlo i
liombt tos I'uriosos In civil uflu- ,
whether the Kourth-of-July oral" v
of past generations was a mere o\ .
citation of Uio cerebrum a > I
diahragm ) ) of budding orators or tin
tionary wind bagswhelhor If 1'rovldi
has favored infants , drunkards , > md i-1
United States , as 1ms boon intimated i j
our Kuropnan fellow-men , has it. . i '
withdrawn or is it not rapidly withdraw
ing. its favors from the United Stai - . .
While Kuropoau nations have been grow.
Ing toward a greater dltluslon of iv. > l
rights , in the United States tliasoverig i r
oitho Individual man has declined , ud
wealth and a class that wealth eroa s
have become known at the polls ind n
the legislature ; and the courts themselv s
tiio vary Ilowor of the virtue and intclli-
gohco of the jieojile ire strongly charged .
iu some cases with coiitamlnatiijn. ?
Don't dist'ust everybody by hawking ,
blowing and spitting , but use Dr. Sago's
Catarrh Uomcily and bo cured.
Ucinlnlsoeiicos or Ills Checkered
The Washington correspondent of the
Philadelphia Kecord writes :
William Pitt Kellogg looks sad. I
thinks ho misses politics. Ever since lie
determined , forty years ago , that ho
would not bo a clergyman ho has boon in.
politics up to his eyes. But now he has
crawled out upon the dry land of real
estate speculation , and lie seems lonely
and regretful. Kellogg is a very inter
esting character. Ho is a Vor'moiitor.
you know , and has all the grit and wit HI
the best of them. Ho is , and always has
been , a very hai.dsonio mail o\-
cepl when ho holds his
head down. His curly hair am' ' his
line mustache are whitening now , but
his uyc.s are as bright and his complexion
in as clear and fresh as over. I suppose
this is largely due to tliu fact that Kellogg
egg has always taken eight hours out of
the twenty-tour for sleep except possi
bly in ono or two supreme emergencies
of his career 1 don't .see how he has
boon able to sleep half the time , for his
life lias been as exciting as that of u sol
dier in constant service. If lie had not
slept , however , ho would have diet } . An
insomniac could not have gone through
one-half his experiences. Few people re
member now that Kellogg wan once on
the bench ho is such a stalwart nartisjiji
that it seems straugo that ho Mipitld evqr
have been a judge ; but lie was chief jus
tice of Nebraska when the war broke
out through the friendship of DavlU
Davis and Abraham Lincoln Thou
Governor Yates appointed him colonel ot
an Illinois rogimcut , and he fought his
way to Louisiana to bo appointed col-
looter of the port o New Orleans by
Grant , who had commanded him when
ho first went Into service From WOO to
187C lip hold the reins of Louisiana pol
itics in his hands , and drove as ho
pleased. In 1870 ho made Hayes presi
dent. .John Sherman and Win. M EvnrU
members of the cabinet , and , Stanley
Matthews u justice of the supreme court
ot the United States , to say nothing of
the thousand and otic men who. got other
places in consequence of his political
burglary. In polities , however , the re
ceiver is never as baa iis the thiet. In
fact , lie may consider himself so njuch
better than the thief us to gradually como
to ignore him as a person ho would no't
like to bo soon walking with. 1'olitlcally
speaking , this , is about what happened
in Kellogg's caso. The
republican monkeys were willing to
take iho chestnuts ho pulled out ot the
tire for thorn , but they wanted as litllo to
do with him as possible. Weil , now
they ought to bo salibfied , for ho scorns
to bo quite out of politics now , and Is
quietly buying eligible building lots in
Washington .iusl as ho was qulolly buy
ing eligible builcliiiff lolcs in Omaha
when Governor Yatcs called him to the
war. You would think that ho had for
gotten twenty-five years of his life , but
ho hasn't. I wish lie would write what
ho remembers of them , but ho won't. ' At
least not just yet. _
The best regulator oi digestive organs and
and the best ujipeti/.er known Is AIIKOSMII'U
JilttorH. Try it but boxvato of Intltatloiin
Got Irom your ciocor or ilntgulht the gcnulnt
article , manutnuturcd by lr. J. G. U. Siegers
> Sc Sous.
Cowboy Illdcra.
Huflalo Bill in the Philadelphia Nowst
The Knglish style of riding a liorso ,
which 1 noticed is much \otjuoliurc , i4
very showy , it will not do for lonir dis
tances. It is too hard on man and beast.
Lot any ono try to ride a liorso fifty
miles at anything lilcoVi pace in this man
ner , and both ho and his animal will ho
used up at the end of the journey. It is
a constant pound , pound , pound on thq
saddle , nnd the percussion in too muoh
for a horse or u man to stand , The Hurl
of Dunravon , and numbers of other
noted I nglkihmon who hunted with mo
on Iho plains , rode that way at first , but
they soon saw , as ho said , "what bad
form it was. " and learned to ride cow-
bov fashion , "really to their own comfort
ami thai of their .steods. "Wo arc all
wrong In our ideas ot riding , Hill , " said
tiio earl , when lie had mastered Urn Ameri
can stylo. 1 feel sure that after Iho Wild
West lias been in England throe months
you will see a revolution in the manner
of riding over thoro. How do wo got
fiucli iwrfcct fcoatv Uy gripping our
horne with our knees and legs , sitting
low and accommodating ourselves
to every motion of Iho animal. It becomes -
comes hucoud nature after awhile 1 can
toll every move that a homo intends mak
ing after I have boon on its buck llvo
minuloH. If you waut to KOO how Iho ait
of perfect riding ) b acquired , watch our
little Indian boys playing on I lie burros
uud ponies. Mho in-lant Hie. } got near
them they mount them. When limy are
bareback Ihoy ] iae no way of holding
llioinnulvcn on except I'J gripping with
the Knee. Their legs are not loiigoiiouxh
to catch under the round of llm aiiima. i
barrel , and a six jcnr old youngster uii
stick on like wax.
1'urify your blood , tone up the jstem ,
nnd regiilali ) the dlgtMiva organs ly
taking Hood's Sursi.parllla. Suld by all
K-'l Interim of Muirlmoiijr ,
One of Gcorgu LuwU1 young men ,
when escorting homo u fair dunuu ) .
asl.od her what sort of "money" aha liked
bust. Of oonr u , iho blushing bo.auty In-
bluntly suggested ' matrimony. "
"Whul interest does , it bring } " inquired
the man of law ,
"If properly invested , " ftiltorcd the
charmer , "if properly invested , it will
double the original block every two
years. " _
There is no attraction like u beautiful
skin. 1'ozzoni's Complexion 1'owdui
given it.