Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 12, 1886, Page 4, Image 4

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[ SKAT. . ! Kotary 1'ubllc.
War not have a real live old-fashioned
campaign. Senator Van Wyck's oppo
nents can contribute to this end by ar
ranging to meet tlio old man 011 the
stump. Don't nil speak at once.
TUB last report of tlio department of
agriculture reduces the probable average
of tlio grain yield of Nebraska by .ono
Doint , or from 83 to 82 , but it still com
pares favorably with that for most of the
other grain-growing states.
SKCKETATIV BAYARD is having a quito
Animated Texas boom , which will meas
urably ofl'sct tlio adverse opinion of him
very generally entertained in Now Eng
land. It doesn't amount-to enough , how
ever , to warrant a revival of presidential
TIIKUE are dozens of candidates who
wish to bo elected to the Ingislaturo with
out committing themselves on the issues
of the day. The candidate who hesitates
to commit himself upon tlio , aims of his
candidacy runs a prime show of being
ouoivnti favor o 'sonio braver
nnd better man. " T'
TIIE estate loft byMr. Tildon is not so
valuable as had boon generally supposed.
It is estimated at from four to siv million
dollars. The disposal of a considerable
part of the estate for the benefit of the
public , provided for by the will , gives the
memory of Mr. Tilden additional claim
to popular regard.
SQUIKKS and Flynn , the New York city
ofllclals against whom serious charges of
crookedness have been publicly made ,
havu finally been arraigned by legal pro
cess. Indictments have been found
against both of them , and they were on
Tuesday placed in arrest. The circum
stantial evidence against thorn is very
strong , and their conviction is probable.
Their trial will doubtless load to otnor
interesting developments involving other
men prominent in New York ofllcial and
political circles.
Tin : late session of congress did. some
good work in restoring to the public do
main a number of forfeited land grants.
Over 80,000,000 acres have been restored
to the national ownership , Throe for
feiture bills passed by the house the
Gulf nud Ship island bill , to recover
653,800 acres ; the Northern Pacific , to
recover 80,007,7'11 acres , and the Now
Orleans Pacific , to recover 870,400 acres
did not receive the assent of the senate.
The Northern Pacific lobby appeared to
bo too strong for senatorial virtue to nope
with. _ _ _ _ . _ . . . . . . . . . _ _ _
Tun surviving members of the Vaudor-
bilt family appear to have moro of a
pleasure-seeking disposition than did
their progenitors , and the grandchildren
of tlio founder of the family's fortune
have moro enjoyment In a week than the
commodore did in n year , though of
course ho found continual gratification
In undoing rivals , conquering circum
stances and seeing his fortune and his
hnunchU power steadily grow. It is
noted Hint Mr. William K. Vandovbllt Is
having built a pleasure yacht which In
luxurious appointments , as in other re-
ppoota , will surpass all the steam yachts
now alloat. Shu will bo constructed of
steel , and will have every modern nppli-
anoo and convenience which can bo used
In a craft of this kind. The moro ways
thn Ynmlorbllts can find to keep down
their accumulation of wealth the bettor
the pcoplo and the country.
TIIK defiant course of the president In
roappolntlng the Albany colored man ,
Matthowa , to the olllco of recorder of
deeds of the District of Columbia , In spile
of the fact that ho was rejected by a vote
of the senate which included members of
both parties , can only bo accounted lor
as another exhibition of the stubborn
sou-will of Mr. Cleveland. Matthews
was not acceptable to the party friends
of the president in the senate , ho Is ob *
Jootionablo to a largo majority of his own
raoo in the District , nnd there wore sub
stantial reasons In the character of the
man justifying his rejection. No expla
nation is given of the action of the
president except the Btutemcnt that
Manning la n friend of Matthews , and if
tils appointment is duo tothls circum
stance it is of course a clear case of re
warding political service * , and services
not always of the most reputable char-
aotur cither , if the Matomonta regarding
Jdatthows nro trustworthy. The matter
(9 ( noteworthy merely as illustrating a
ylmso of Mr. Cleveland's character.
Dr. Miller nncl Vnti IVyck.
Dr. ficorgo J . Miller lias found time be
tween his trips to .fay Oould's oflk'o and
[ ho Wall street slock gambling exchange
to contribute n column to the Omaha
Herald on the senatorial Issue. The
doctor plants himself and his paper
squarely In opposition to the ro-clcction of
Senator Van Wyek under any nnd all
This la in perfect ncconi with the
nternal lilno-H of thing- ; , Ten years ago
Dr. ( it'orgo L. Miller and the Omaha
I/crttliJ look n bold stand in favor ot the
ro-elerlion of a republican senator ,
whom the doctor , over ins own signa
ture , charged with buying his seat
in the United Stales sonata , nnd
whose expulsion from the senate the
Herald demanded in the name of an out
raged slate and nation.
Why did Dr. Miller urge democrats In
187G to support a republican who had
notoriously secured his snal by bribery
and had become the most pliant servant
of the confederated monopolies on the
lloorof the sennit * ? And why docs he
now oppose the republican senator who
was elected by honorable means anil on skirts the taint of corruption and
venality has never fastened Itself ?
The answer to both questions is very
easy. Jay CJould was Interested in the
re-election of the one and is interested in
the defeat of the other. In " 7(1 ( Sam Til-
dcn'a presidential title was made
the excuse for asking demo
cratic members of the legislature
to vote for a corrupt republican. In the
present case an appeal Is made to tlio
democracy under equally false pretenses.
Tlio same venal Instinct which made Dr.
Miller swallow his haired and contempt
for a dishonest Senator In 187G inspires
him now lo prostitute himself lo defeat
an honest senator in 183J.
There is one gratilicatlon for tlio re
publican friends of Van Wyck in Dr.
Miller's assault. It puts effectually at
rest the preposterous charge of Van
Wyck's enemies that democrats nro solid
for him , and that their support has been
bought by the senator's treason to his
own party and u sell out lo the mon
opolies. If Miller represents the demo
cratic party , his hostillly lo Van Wyck
gives the lie direct to charges of collusion
between Ihe senator and Ills political ad
versaries. If Senator Van Wyck was a
more demagogue playing n part while in
fact ho had made his peace with the rail
road bosses , then Dr. Miller and his paper
would have chanted his praises from
dawn till long after midnight , year in and
year out.
But there Is something curious about
Miller and Van Wyck , which illustrates
the peculiar typos which they represent.
Both are natives of Now York. Van
Wyok's father was an eminent physician
of Knickerbocker stock. General Van
Wyck remained in the county.whore
ho was raised , until of mature
ago , was honored by the people
who best know him with four terms in
congress , and during one of those terms
found time enough to raise a regiment
and lead them into battle in defense of
his country nnd its ling. Dr. Miller
sprang from respectable but obscure
stock , and studied medicine , but not
being appreciated at homo ventured into
the wild west to make a reputation and
a stake. While Van Wyck always re
mained near the pcoplo and never pan
dered lotlio nabobs and money kings , Dr.
Miller from the outset of his career had an
insane vanity in his acquired knowledge
and looked uoon the workingmcn as his
inferiors and beneath his stalion. While
Van Wyck acquired his wealth chiefly by
inheritance and prudent investment , Dr.
Miller hasbecomo _ wealthy by prostitut
ing his talents and the' profession of ed
itor by playing lackey to the Dillons , Du-
runls and Goulds. The contrast between
those two natives of Now York could not
possibly bo stronger , even if the positions
hud been reversed and Van Wyck had
risen from the mudsill to opulence and
Miller had been born with n golden
spoon in his mouth.
Honest Uouciitiiioiir.
The action of the Grand Army of the
Republic at San Francisco in voting
down by the overwhelming majority of
four to ono the Covering scheme to pen
sion every surviving soldier or sailor ,
whether disabled or not , shows that the
soldiers have no sympathy with extrava
gant pension legislation which would in
sult tno survivors of the rebellion bypltcc-
ing them on n par with bogga"rs. There
was honest resentment exhibited in the
vole against Iho demagogues who yearly
try to capture the "soldier voto" by rep
resenting our veterans as beggars for
bounty which they do not need.
Every disabled soldier should receive com
pensation for his disability. This is tlio
debt which the nation owes to its patri
otic defenders. The man who lost health
oriimbs ) on the battlefield or as the resu It
of servicethe widows or orphans of veter
ans , each and all should bo liberally pro
vided for by the country whlcti they
served. No trifling technicality should
bo permitted to stand in the way of gen
erous relief in such instances , and for all
suoh the pension laws should bo broadly
construed. But every veteran of the
slightest sols-respect should protest
agulnst the doctrine that their patriot
ism entitles Ilium to a compensa
tion tin dollars or cents on no other
grounds than morn service in the war for
the suppression of the rebellion , Suqh a
theory if admitlod will dim the glory of
their achievements and detract from the
future lustra of , their renown.
The Grand Army of the Uopubllo have
added to their claims on national esteem
by their action at Ban Francisco. The
men who urged on by demagogy on ono
sldo and the host of pension agents on
the other side are clamoring for whole
sale pensioning on grounds admitted by
no other nation on earth , should take duo
notice anil govern themselves accord
Mexico's Capacity for War.
The possibility , undoubtedly remote , of
a rupture of the peaceful relations be
tween the United Statui and Mexico , just
now embarrassed n little by the Culling
aflnir , naturally suggests an inquiry re
specting the capacity nnd the state of
preparation of Mexico for carrying on a
war. The common Impression among
Americans is that n conflict with the
"sister republic" would bo little more
than a holiday event in sporting par-
Janca a "walk-over. " Enthusiastic pa
triots feast their imaginations with the
picture of a croat American army mov
ing with irresistible farce , almost unclial-
Icngud and unimpeded , straight on to the
City of Muxitio , and in a half or a third
of the time that was required by the victp-
rious ( Jrorman h'glons to reach Parls.plant-
ing Iho stars and slrlpos above the halls
of the Montczunias in Iho Mexican capi
tal. The idea of any serious resistance
on the part of Hie Mexicans is pooh-
poohed as quilo ridiculous , the notion
being that they have nnillicr the inlolll-
trcnce nor thn courage to light. The fool
ing of I he average American regiirdlnc
the lighting capacity of tlio Mexican is
even tnr nloro depreciatory titan the cstl-
main which the men of the south enter
tained of their northern antagonists nt
the beginning of the rebellion.
There can of course bo no doubt as lo
what the result of n war between the two
countries would bo. Mexico would bo
whipped , and the thoroughness of the
whipping would bo proportioned to the
vigor and duration of the resistance.
But it is a mistake to suppose IhatMoxico
is in no condition to defend herself , or
that she would not make a defense that
would render her conquest a colly un
dertaking both in blood nnd treasure.
The population of Mexico is about eleven
millions , and although llicio nro nt pres
ent , in some localiUos , slrong factious
hostile to the existing government , it is
not doubtful that In the event of a war
all of tho.o , actualod by n common im
pulse ot patriotism , would rally to the
support of the government and stand fast
in that support to the end. The regular
army consists of 3,700 officers and 45,823
men on the pcaco footing and 100,05tmon :
on Iho war fooling. It is well drilled and
armed , the almost continual threat of
domestic trouble requiring that the
army bo kept on nn excellent
footing. These soldiers will light ,
nnd although the record of Mexican
valor is confessedly not the most brill
iant , in defense of their country they
would be found a foe not to bo despised.
Undoubtedly Mexico could count upon
putlinc : an army in the field ; from first lo
last , of at least three hundred thousand
men , and an invading army could not
safely be less numerous than this. To
marshal and equip such an army would
Involve an immense outlay that would
make n very material addition to our
public debt , and greatly prolong the lime
when the burden of tnxalion could bo
furlhor reduced. Looking at Iho matter
solely from ilia practical standpoint it is
not possible to iiguro out any profit from
such a conflict , for wo could not hope to
got n money indemnity , ns Germany did
from Franco , and the best popular judg
ment would not approve of any enlarge
ment of our territory in this direction.
Thcro is another consideration in con
nection with this mailer which may have
an incidental importance. It was recently
reported that negotiations were in progress -
gross between Mexico and two or three of
the Central American stales lookingto the
formation ot nn alliance offensive and
defensive , and it Is not at all unlikely
that the certainty of hostililics between
the United States and Mexico Would
hasten the consummation of such an
alliance , particularly if the impression
oblained among the Ccnlral American
governments that the aim of a war on
the part of the United Stales was terri
torial aggrandizement. Among those
people jealousy of the United States out
weighs respect , and they are drawn by a
natural afllnity toward Mexico. They
would , there is reason to believe , risk a
great deal to hoi ] ) the Mexicans in a war
with this country. The weak point in
the Mexican condition is the financial.
The revenues , with the practice of tlio
most careful economy , luvvo not for sev
eral years met the requirements of the
government , and with a recognized debt
of § 155,000,000 , the credit of the nation
is not strong. It is hardly probable that
the government could replenish its treas
ury very largely on borrowed capital to
carry on a hopeless war against the
United States.
Reclcslcnatcd Ofllolttls.
A controversy has arisen since the ad
journment of congress over the action of
the president in reappointins a number
of federal officials , whoso nominations
have either been rejected by the senate
or failed to bo acted upon before adjourn
ment , and some loading papers have
questioned tlio right of the president to
override the will of tlio senate in reappointing -
pointing nominees whom the sonalo has
refused lo confirm.
Wo presume no well informed party
will maintain that the president may not
at pleasure roappolnt nominees whoso
appointments have not been acted on m
executive session. It is n com
mon practice for presidents to
commission nominees whoso cases have
not been reached before congress ad
journed. Judge Crounso , for instance ,
was nominated collector of internal rev
enue lor Nebraska by President Hayes a
few days before tlio adjournment of con-
gross. When Judge Crounso's name was
reached in executive session the day before
fore adjournment , Senator Paddock
objected and ttio nomination , under the
rules , went oyor. In oilier words , congress -
gross adjourned without acting upon his
nomination. The next day Judge
Crounso was roappolntod by Iho president
and upon filing his bond received his
commission and took charge of the olllco.
At the next session ho was confirmed ,
but if he had been rejected
his predecessor would have been rein
stated at least until thn president could
fill the vacancy with the consent of the
In cases where the senate has absolutely
rejected an appointment wo see no rea
son why the president cannot reappoint
the rejected party during the recess of
congress. But if Iho sonalo still remains
in session ha could not do so.
There is no grounds for presuming bo-
oauso the senate has not acted upon some
appointments that the parties would
bo rejected when their names are called.
The president is not bound to imagine
that an appointment which has beau held
is ofibnslvo to the senate.
The Duty in tlio Cno.
There is a great deal of senseless talk
about it being the duty of the United
States to give Mexico a sound thrashing
at once and to annex a large slice of
greaser ground to Uncle Sum's domin
The only duty at present lies with Mr.
Cleveland's administration , That duty is
to maintain a firm and dignified stand in
the controversy over the Cutting case and
to submit the result to congress if it
seems to warrant congressional action.
So far , the United States , on the olli-
clal documents inudo public , have a clear
case and a slrong case , Its statement ,
as made by Mr. Bayard , is as concise us
could bo desired.
C/Tho United States and the slates couipos-
IHR the union contain the only forum lor the
trial of olTenscaer isl their law * , and to
concede Iho Jurlsdlctrjifof Mexico over Cut
ting's ca e , a * It Is fjffed 'In Consul llrlg-
ham's report , would ! ' $ ani substitute the Jur
isdiction and laws of Sfyjxi ; o for thoc ot tile
United Slate * over oTerts& ( i committed solely
within the United SUldsjby a clllzon ot the
United Slates. Il |
Mexico claims. 11BV understood , that
Consul Hrighnui lmsinlrcprescnted | Iho
facts , and thai the trno inwardness of Iho
Culling case , when fully developed , will
show Unit the oU'eim1 * for which ho was
tried and convicted' was committed on
Mexican soil nnd In deliance of Mexican
law. luvestigalion will bring out the
truth. Meanwhile nit talk about waiting
through seas of gore Is cheap buncombe.
The United Stales will protect American
cUi/ciiship when unjustly assailed but it
will make sure that such citizenship is
not used ns n cloak for commuting of
fenses against the laws of n friendly
country before it cries Imvoo anil lets
loose the dogs of war upon Iho pcoplo
across Ihe Rio Grande.
Lict Them Conic.
As hinted several weeks ace in Iho BBK.
the Omaha horse railway company in
seriously considering Iho advisability of
changing Us main lines to the cable sys
tem. The action of the cable company
in locallng Us tracks on streets already
covered by the horse cars will probably
result in the conversion of the Farnnm
street horse railway road Into a cable
lino. By this mode the horse railway
company hopes to successfully fight oft"
ruinous competition on the leading
thoroughfare of Omaha ,
There will probably bo little objection
raised to such a move. Two tracks on a
street nro betlor than four , if tlio two
will give as good and as rapid a service.
The only strong argument which the
cable line can make for occupying Far-
n am street Is Iho infrequent and slow
transit afforded by the mule loams ,
which drag Iho horse cars up and down
tlio hills. With a oablo line already in
operation there Is lltllo probability that
public sentiment would approve of ad
ditional trackage on thu slreot. This is
what the horse railway company means
when it intimates Ihut the cllizons of
Omaha will have a cable system , whether
present injunctions hold or fail.
Omaha is not at all interested in the
private quarrels of the two public cor
porations except so far as they aflect
their ability to carry out their contracts
ns common carriers. The city has a
right to demand thai II shall receive Iho
best and most improved service in re
turn for the valuable franchises which it
lias donated to the two companies. If
ono declines lo crive it Iho other should
be encouraged to do so' ' . When both
profess willingness to , kcdp up with the
times , the public will only stop in to see
Hint the competition ion territory does
not mvado the ground res'orvcd for other
than transportation purposes.
K is reason to beltovo that North
Sixteenth street willnot , bo paved by fair
lime unless work is idonof moro rapidly
than at present. Blttwebn 20,000 and
30,000 , yards of paving Stil ! remain to bo
laid. At the rate at whicVi the job is ad
vancing it will take nearly six weeks to
complete it ; It makes little difference to
Iho pcoplo of Omaha1 who' is to blame ,
contraclors or railroads , the result is ( lie
same. The contractors cannot evade
responsibility by throwing the blame
upon the railroads. But the railroads
will not help themselves to future con-
Iracls by retarding the work of the con
tractors. Moro men and hard work on
both sides ought to relieve the pressure.
VOTING additional hydrants in every
direction nnd in numbers far beyond the
requirements of the city has become lee
common. Fewer hydrants nnd better
service is what wo need. A large num
ber of the hydrants sot are practically use
less for fire protection , owing to the in
sufficient pressure. There is no use in
Increasing our water tax needlessly for
the benefit of the treasury of the company.
AND now the Herald explains that it
was Louis Ileimrod ; t was after when it
denounced Omaha democrats in bulk as
"bums. " The Herald uses a big soylho
to cut a narrow swath. It is in danger
of slashing Us own legs in tlio attempt to
use nn unfamiliar tool.
Dit. MIM.EH wrilcs lo his paper from
Now York lo sot the key upon the qucs-
lion of Iho Van Wyck succession. The
doctor's confidence in Iho defeat of the
leading republican candidate is not per-
ccptiblo to the unaided vision.
Now that Wm. A. Puxton has sot the
fashion of seven story buildings , who is
the next capitalist to follow suit in Omaha ?
A new clothing factory Is Rolns up at Hen
derson , Ky.
In Texas politics Is the absorbing question
among worklngmcii.
Nearly all the electric Ilglit companies are
Increasing their plants.
Thirty carloads of textile machinery re
cently arrived at Gibson , Miss.
The printers of Now York will turn out
5,000 inon for the coming parade.
There Is a very strung drift among the
workingmcn toward political action.
The Nallonal UakersJ u/jlon / has forty
brunches and a membership ( jf 19,000.
The Bricklayers' Inturtmtlomii union lias
107 local assemblies and'lO.Ouo members.
A rcorganlzullon of the Central Labor
union of New Yorlc taket plrfbo on Augusti&
APIttsburgfinnwlllfnd'h ) | mill lo liirn
oul 000 miles ot bnrncd 'lijctalllc atrip pur day
for fence purposes. ,
The Singer Sowing liichjpo company , of
Now York , Is : make terms
with Us striking salesmen , -j
Southern textile iiianiir ctUri > rs are pulling
In huge Corliss englne.ifeli'etrlo lights , now
looms and special machinery.
A Scotland linn will start'lip ' In Newark ,
N. J , , soon , with American textile machin
ery , made nt Providence. It. I.
Some twenty-three cigar factories are va
cant or nearly so In New York city , and 8,000
persons are Idle In consequence.
Strikes are also threatened In Indiana and
III I noa mines. Wagoshavo been reduced tea
a starvation basis In the Iowa mines.
The wotkniKincn of Connecticut will hold
a convention next Sunday at Nuw Haven to
Inaugurate nn Independent political move
The Kuiplro Foundry company of Troy has
advanced piecework 10 per cent , ; day work ,
60 per cent ; pattern tllcn , 25 cents , nud the
men In the iron mill have struck for 10 cents
n day advance.
New Kngland match companies seem to bo
prospering , One SmritiKoVId concern has
just put in 50,000 wpith of new lathes and
will put COO more hands to woik on October
1 In n new building 100x30 feet.
A Hochester slioemnkcr has Invented a ma
chine which laM.t shoes wllliout Hie use ot
jnclcs , anil It Is clalmnd thai an operative can
last thirty pairs all hour on 11 as thoroughly
as can be done much more slowly by hand.
Southern texlllo competlllon has driven
New Voik dry-goods dealeis to gel special
frelghl rates. Southern manufacturers are
pri'pniing to Incicaso the competition by
doubling their capacity in ontcr to icduco
the cost per yard , and to that end are cou-
linctlug for machinery lu Iho ninth ,
The Massachusetts paper-makers report
buMniiss brisk. One maker at North Adams
has lust In lour newfOa-poiuid boaters. . The
total pioductlon of paper nnd pulp of nil
kimls In HIP United States lust year was
s.reso.sJ'O pounds , airnliist T. iiT. x ) nound * In
lsS4 , nwisw ! , ) pounds lu is * ! , and 5,310,400
pounds lu HS2.
I.aH yeir's wood-pulp production was
IXiO.CW pounds : wood-pulp board , < V > , OOo
pounds : sliaw-board , 8l,050pounds ; inanll-
la , t'.V5.0 pounds : rollnr paper , 4f > 00 pound * ;
chemical Hiiro , CIO.IXX ) pounds ; bonk nnd
news paper , 3,11:2,000 : pounds. Massachusetts
look the lead In bonk nud news , innkltm
WiS/'OO iwuiids ; New York was second , with
: U7,1M ) pounds ; Pennsylvania third , with
2l)0UOO ) pounds. Pennsylvania1 * total produol
of paiH-r and malcrlal waTB7,400 pounds , or
about 8 per cent , of thn total output. New
York's output wns lOV4t.X : ) pouniK Only
two states do not make pavnr Dakota and
l.oulslaua. Mlssoutl made O.COO . pounds of
straw wrapping.
Nodding Acquaintance.
JV'eto nureii A'cuv.
Jay Gould denle.s Ihe tepoit lliat sharks In
the North river nod to him as ho passes In his
No Sorontulcs.
Hiijulo Cmirter ,
Very few congressmen will bo received by
their constituents with brass bands or other
manifestations ot lojolclng.
Disposal of the Surplus.
PUMmro Dltpateli.
Many a man who doesn't know what It is
to haven surplus Is learnedly discussing the
proper disposal of the government surplus.
It Would bo Urior.
CMcaao Tribune.
It didn't take lone to convict Culling.
Neither , for that mailer , would It would take
long lo whip Mexico wore the excuses suf
AV'lint the Democrats llnva Aoconi-
St. Louis Qlobc-Dcmnerat ,
It Is a significant fact that utter all their
talk about correcting tariff abuses ana reduc
ing taxation , the only piece of revenue legis
lation accomplished by the democrats during
the late session of congress was Ihe law im
posing lax on oleomargarine.
Now and Fresh.
Ifew Yoik Sun.
Hcpmior ( looking for Items ) Anything
new or fresh this moiutng In Iho railroad
llnllroad official { thoughtfully ) H'm let
me see yes , Unit paint you are leaning
nitalnst id new and fresh. It was only put on
this morning.
The Degree of N. G.
liuffalo KjcprcKt ,
"Dan'I " said the "I
, president , observe
that Union college has made you an M. A.
apt ! Warner .sillier an Ll , . I ) . I congratu
late both of you , Dan'I , though It would seem
that If you are an M. A. I ought lo bo some
thing with at least four letters in it. lint , toll
mo Dan'l , did any of those How Hampshire
colleges confer any degree on Dave Hill ? "
"SI , slgnor , " returned the accomplished pri
vate . "Von Dan'I
secretary. surprise me , ,
what degree was It ? " "N. G. , my 1 lego. "
Whereupon his excellency laughed merrily
and vowed that Dan'I had a lively wit.
Youth mid
Chambers' Journal.
When I am old , these hills that bound
My life within their narrow round
Will bo the threshold of the door
That leads to freedom and to fame ,
And the wide world beyond no moro
An idle dream , an empty name ;
Hut I from cares and troubles fiee ,
Its glories and its joys shall see.
The slimmer Isles of Southern seas ;
Great battles , glorious Victories ;
The boundieos prairies of the west ,
Where red men hunt the buffalo ;
Whatever fairest gifts and best
The gods have iven to men below
These , heart of mine , these shall wo see ,
In the brave days that are to be.
When I wns young this narrow round
Of hills a glorious world did bound ;
Here , on the quiet valley lloor ,
I dreamed of freedom and of fame ,
Ere yet 1 learned they were no moro
Than a vain dream , an empty nnmo ;
In that glad , careless long ago ,
The happy hours seemed all too slow.
I have been wrecked In stormy seas ;
Not mine life's glorious victories ;
Gone the bright spullon boyhood cast ;
M more nlong the prlmiosu way
1 > nan.dr' ? ' ° .r Inypntt , > n hnvo passed
. , J" 'M ' sna world of ovcry ( toy ,
Ah , heart of mlno , JIQ ijinrq wo , kjiuw
The days and dreams of long tigo I
Mason is building n llourlng mill.
The North Bond Journal has been flail
ed to death.
Plaltsmouth tackled the "Mikado" last
night. Fatal results are feared.
The Sisters of Mercy hospital at Grand
Island will bo completed this full.
The democratic state central commit
tee It ! called to meet in Omaha August lit ,
Willie Fnrdlng of York monkeyed with
a traction engine and contractedu mutil
ated hand.
Five blocks of ground near Grand
Island wore sold to Messrs. Scarf & Itiner
for $11,175.
Plans have been received for the pro
posed Kpiscoiwl ( tliurch at Fnunont. The
cost of the building will bo $10,000. ,
Willie Padgol , of Nebraska City , eigh
teen years old , and Innocent , toyed with
n sholgun nnd found It loaded. The doe-
tots are probing his skin for the bullels.
Otoo county's jail is crowded with re
presentative criminals three murderers ,
ono rapist , u would-be-slayer of his
mother , an ex-convict , and several potty
crooks ,
Walter Hunyan , the iwm who at-
templed lo out short bis wind with a
razor at Sioux City , is well known in Ne
braska City , where ho lived for several
J. II. Foxwnrlhy. of Lincoln , tripped
up on a sidewalk in Hastings last winter
and broke his hip. The damage to his
feelings ho estimates at $20,000 , and has
sued tlio city for that amount.
The bridge over the Plutto on the Ash
land cut-oil is completed and the lorce on
the grade hiia been doubled , to complete
Iho road and open 11 in time lor the
Omaha and Lincoln fairs.
A Van Wyck sociable and Adams
county rally will bo held at Hastings
August 21 , 1880 , afternoon and evening ,
General Mnllrliln. of Lincoln , Judge Mo
Kegan , of Hcd Cloud , and other good
speakers will address the meeting.
J , M. Davis , a retired mnslior , was qui
etly nabbpd on a farm near Nebraska
City n few days ago nnd hustled oft' to
Surrey county , North Carolina , where a
deceived and uotrayed young woman and
a babe await his coming. It is u plain
case of marry or uo to tlio pen.
Horliu , a suburb of Nebraska City ,
rivals the slugging parks of Omaha for
Sunday matinees , The Fulkors and the
Corbina met there last Sunday , and after
H spirited assault on beer , assaulted each
each other. The molco was furious .a ml
bloody , without fatal results. " Hothlriljfd
were jerked to jail. "
Mrs. Mary Hroganof PIatlsmoul\
her petition for n divorce , lolls a story of
five years of domestic misery commonly
expressed In combatnbillty. Mary nvi rs
that Phillip , her lord , has not been sober
for two years J'Ot ho found Umo lo vary
the monotony of the prolonged spree bv
rarcsalng her with his list and boots , nnd
drngalnc her by Iho hair from bed.smash-
ing the furniture ami stealing her own
eaniiuas. It Is hoped Iho courl will stop
on Mary's IJrogan and sober him.
Along the line of the U. I. & W. C. Iho
thirsty are supplied , so H is said , with
liquid refreshment * from ti wagon , which
coos up and down the line almost dally.
This rolling saloon is said to bo well
stocked , nnd Is gathering "mosV at n
rate highly eonlradielory to Iho old ndago.
As its owner pays neither license , rent ,
nor tuxes , and la not called upon lo con
trlbutu lo any jchonip or enterprise , ho Is
certainly apt to reap a rich harvest. An
emissary ot Uncle Sam is camping on his
trail , _
lawn ItoniH.
Iowa has C22 money-order poslofficcs.
A sweet singer of Dulniquc , white and
handsome , recently olopud with n gentle
man of color.
The first anniversary of fionnrnl Grant's
funcrtl , Augusts , was appropriately ob
served in several cities.
Mr. Daniel Cooper , ol Jasper township ,
of Carroll county , has lost $2,000 worth
of hogs by vholera within thu last ton
A Davenport sport recently swam from
Lo Claire to Davenport , a distance of
sixteen miles , without experiencing any
bad results.
A Chelsea man discovered n nugget of
cold in thn craw of a chicken ho was dis
secting. The find set alt the mule roost
ers in town scratching for the original
Prof. W. T. Foster , thn noted weather
prophet of Kansas , has removed to Uur-
lington nnd accepted a position on iho
editorial slati * of Iho Iluwkoyo. lie will
make meteorology and weather forecasts
a specialty , nnd will also write upon
farm nnd industrial topics.
The list of prizes for drilling to bo contended -
tended for at tlio meeting of the grand
division and grand lodge of the Knights
of Pythias of Iowa , lo bn hold ut Davon-
porl Oclobor 0,7 and 8 , will bo ns follows :
For the best drilled company , open to the
world , $ ; ! 00 ; for the befit drilled company
in the slate. $150 ; second best , § 75 ; thin' '
best , ! ? 50. For the best baud , open only
to tlio state , $7i. ; For the company com
ing from tlio farthest polut in the state ,
The now judiciary law which will go
inlo oflcct utlor tlio first of January pro
vides that in counties having n popula
tion of 10,009 or lobs tlio grand jury shall
bo composed of five members , and in
counties having" more than 10,000 Iho
grand jury shall bo composed of seven
members. The circuit court is wholly
abolished and Iho district court invuslod
with equity and probate jurisdiction in
addition to criminal. As against thirty-
live judges now , Iho state will forty-four.
A tramp nsked n Hull lady for a lunch.
The lady ofi'ercd to furnish him with
twenty-four eggs if he'd eat them all : it
being part of the agreement that in case
he failed the lady was to kick him sound
ly and let him go. Mr. Tramp agroud ,
asking that sardines and broad be added
to Ilia eggs. The eggs wore fried and ho
started in. When nineteen disappeared
lie was full. IIn tried to eat another , but
it was no use. Then ho ivuuln a rush for
the door , and just us ho passed oul he was
given n terrible kick and then the remain
ing live egsrs were fired at him.
Rich plucor mine.s have been discovered
a few miles from Pierre.
Out of 2,10,000 cullivalablo acres in
Yunklon county only 21,000 are yet pro
ducing crops.
The break in the price of Iron hill
stock in Deadwood caught scores of
speculators. It is believed the mine is
played out. There is $200,000 worth of
leait ore on the dump , wJiIch will bo
shipped to Omaha for reduction.
licsidcs editing the Ilawloy Star , Miss
13. S. Mills has planted live acres of trees
on n trco claim , buill a saw mill , and
when she has proved up her homestead ,
will have 480 acres in her own nnmo.
The treasury of Minuohaha county con
tains $28,000 in gold coin , $0,8.V5 in cur
rency and ? 3.81 In silver , making a total
of $81,857.81 , and still the county com
missioners of that county prefer lorent
rather than build a court house.
Wyoming ; .
Fort Stcele has boon abandoned as a
military post.
DA crazy man lumped from a passenger
train just west of Medicine How Monday
and was so terribly Injured that lie soon
died. The man's name was W. W. Piper
and he was bound from Portland , Ore. ,
to visit his sister In Ohio.
Major Wilkcs , of Salt Lake City , with
his surveying party , wore in cauin at
South Pass , Fremont county , when a
cloud-burst struck the outfit , killed all
the horses , and washed away everything
in the camp. The party thought them
selves lucky lo escape with tnolr lives.
The numerous springs surrounding
Laramie wore filled with tons of moss
and mountain refuse by the late waler
spout , and must be thoroughly cleansed
to make the crystal Iliifd palatable. Mean
time barley Juice and lemon pool keep
Iho town in n perspiring mood.
The Rock Springs mines are now turn
ing out about seven hundred car's of cotil
per week. They nro also finding an in
creased sale for tlioir slack and nut coal.
A largo number of white men have lately
been hired , and the prospects are that
there will be a booming camp this win
The assessed valuation of Onray county
is 1500,000.
Sterling boasts of cornstalks so von
foot , while just over the line in Nebraska
fourteen-foot stalks cover hillside and
Al Packer , the Ounmson cannibal , after
a number of trials , lias boon found guilty
of manslaughter. Packer was charged
with thu murder of Israel Swan. Shan
non Wilson , John Hull , Frank Miller ,
Cioorgo Noon and James Jliimphniys in
Maroli , 187-1 , and devouring thn flesh ot
his victims. Packer formed ono of n
parly of twenty-one prospectors which
loft Utah in January , 1B7-1 , for the Sun
Juan country. At Dry Creek , Co ) . ,
Packer and live men left the main party
nnd huudod for Los Pines agency. That
was the last soon of them until the April
following , when Pucker turned un ut lliu
agency , Ho told many con dieting sto
ries us to the futo mat whereabouts
of his companions , * stating at hist
that thnv worn all dead , and
tliat ho had been obliged to live on their
Hush. Ho was suspected of having mur-
tlio men , nnd on falling to conduct
the search party to the place where they
lay , ho was arreslod by ( Sononil Adams
nncl sent to Kuguanho. Ho osimped and
remained at largo until 188 ! ) , when he
wns rearrcsted near Cheyenne , Wyo.
When brought to Dwivor ho stated that
he had lioini obliged to kill Hell In self-
defense. but that lioll Irnd killed the rest
of the party in his ( Pucker's ) absence.
The case us shown by testimony of wit
nesses and of the defendant is one of the
mo&t romarkiiblo found in the unnnls of
criminal procedure , the crinio being of n
most terrible nnd revolting character In
all of Its details. The tOKtminny in some
places is calculated to make one's tlesh
creep , and goes to show that Packer is
cither or.u of the most unfortunate of hu
man beings or that he is the most tie
praved specimen of cannibalistic ; human
ity thut history knows ol.
OMI VITALITY U r llliif. Hr ln DIIAINED m (
IXIIMIHTKII or I'otcr I'JIKM A.lllllii.VVAS1 : \ .
* flml
nil Fren < iti ri > t > MIr * n J
utrodiKMVI lior * . All wrukr nlntt IO.HM nn < l
dtnlni nromntlr enenUtit , , TUKATlHi ; KUlnff n <
p l > rrMi < lmMjloal < MiJor ? lnfnt ! < , An , Klir.K. Uonttiltn *
linn ( nmco or lit mull ) with ilx rmlhYnt iloctori 1'IU.l : ,
crviALE AtiEfcCY. tin. 174 Fulton Street. New YorH.
ArritQlirtriitti&t ! or tire Uedt ilCotttei , bfenlonrtf
n tli ip elftl Iflttluealor CHIONIO. NIITOC * . BKIN
na ULOOD Uplifts tbtntur oltitrrhkt liiilaBI.Li9tU.
U elljr | < i | > tri Ibow > < ! > U old tliMeili know.
Nervous Prostration , Debility , Mental and
Physical Weakness i Mercurial nnd other Affec
tions ol Throat , Skin or Bones , Blood Poisoning ,
old Sorci and Ulcers , trt t J UH tmriniisioii
iucdf n , eta lkl it rltntlfia principle ! . Ptfilv , rrlrtltlf .
Diseases Arising from Indiscretion , Excess ,
Exposure or Indulgence , vhleh rroiut. ion. r id.
tollo Uj fjfolil ntrtooincii , dcbllltr , dltnntu or ilibl
anildcrteUranraorr , plmpln on th free , ctmt i > t4 > / .
iTtnlontottn lotlnrof f nil > , ooutuilci Md il , ou. ,
randgrlnc H.irrlsgo lmprop r or unhappy ,
pcrmftQcotlcured. . fimphloMSO pertionttit ) abore , ccal
InictlM roreiept , OCMO anr addmi. ConitilikiloafcftC.
Occur ! / mill m , ln UM ind itilcllj c.nOJoolkl.
A Positive Written Guarantee siren in T r je .
rmblo cue , MiJIolni icit T rj lnte br cull or t
fieo TAOCS , FINE PLATES , < cloth nl .lit
binding. iialol for OOo. In poit R * r curtenoy , Ortr fifty
vonJrrrui peupUtam.lruMo 1U ( trltalti onth * follovtRf
ubjocttt nho mty mtrrr , who a t. wbj ; tQtnhood , irontn *
tooJ , fib/ tick I dcoar , eflpatt ofcoltU f fta < 1 i M , tbt phjs. i > n
loleny or reproduction , nad BIIOT mor . Tbo inmUd or
con.ampUtiuic tnkrrtnf * ibouM rei < i It , P * cUr edition "
tMJ M bo . WtUtUr ,
TansilFs Punch Cigars
wcro shipped duriOR the past
two yimiH , without n Unitrt-
incrlii our employ. No other
limiso In tlio world can truth *
fully uinlcn
Ono n 1:0 tit ( dunlcr only )
wnnlcil in uiicli town.
R.W.TANSILL&C0..55 Slalo Sl.Chicago.
BH. .
tL5O Jr ' J x " c > 3 C S'J.'t
Practice limited to Diseases of the
Glasucs fltloil for all formi of ilofectlva
Vision. ArtillcitU Eyes lusortod.
State Agents
Omaha , Neb.
K I ll/P /
CO Upright , Concert Hi | imro , nud ( ininrt
I'lumis , worth SIUJ . J22.COJ
100 Miisnilloniit Orxiuis , worth fiw ) . lrl.000
S.'i Klofc'init 1'iirlnrHiiltn. worth J05 . . . . 1'K5 '
i Klnrant riuiiiihur Hulls , worth f M. . , I , ' V )
2O.Sollil ( liolil WiUchCS , worth (75 . 1.1,000
10U niiimoml Uiir-IroisiindHluirs ) | , worth
$ ; . - , . Tnon
160 Sllvcr-rinti'il Tc\ ; Sots , list prlco.f.VI. M,7W
100 Silk Hi oss I'attorni (18 ( yimls ) , vuluo
f > l . 8,700
60 Kowlnir Miicliliifd , IHl prlcu , $52 . 0'VX ' )
110 Ic I'llcliof , 111 prl o till . ltt)0 )
sWOTIItlwrlto rilulinrg , ll < l prlco , $ JT. . . B.400
100 tHmloiil J , mpn , list prlcn.flu . 1'HX ' )
lOOCIochs. price Hst.SlU . . . . l , 00
600 Cnlto llnnlcc'ta , ( fill , uoliMluoil , llet
prlco , $11 . 7,1)00 )
JlOllllttur niahes , Bill , BOld-lluCd , list
prlt-o. ( T.AO . . . . . . 3,000
: MOO ilo/eii KnlVP6ltotfcrs ( ) , llstprlco , JOO'J
pvnliuuu . 1-Y > ,0
2000 ilir/cw Tun Bj.oou § , llflt price , SI.IU tier
ilozeii .
600iluun Tiililo Forks , list price , tll.50
Tolnl . fU3'J75
; l , OfTllliJK AIITICI.M .ACTU.U.I.Y OlVU.f
( For Rvury HuusnhoM Usu. )
Our Xuxl va ml DUtrlbiKlon ,
Oct. 30-1886-Oct , 30
tHuixl ttvo lmnM | fur Mmumitli JlluMn\t >
ASK vouit anocii ; ( FOH
French. Villa Soap !
WorliVri Soap 3Iiuiiil'nc'liiriiirCoiiiiaiiy ) ,
o , N. V.
Nebraska National Bank
Paid up Capital , , . $2HOOOO ,
Surplus . 30,000
H. W. i'atoa , I'resUlont
A. K. Tou/alln , vMno i'resldnnt.
\V , H. H. Hu lipB , Cashier ,
W. V. Mowo. John H. Collins ,
II.V . Yatos. Lewis S. Jlootl.
A. K. Toiualln ,
( 'or J2th and Karnam Bis
A General .Banking liusmoss Transacted !