Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 20, 1886, Page 4, Image 4

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make the subscrlptMi price of the DAILY
UKIC $10,00 per annum , l > y mull , for scran
twties per week. Parties who desire the
Sunday edition only will be sujnillcd at
$2,00 per annum.
y the city council ! is
neodlusfi. No olio who knows Isaac S.
Unseal I would over accuse him of keep
ing u tllsroimtiiblo house.
THKUI : nra notso many louil calls for
candidates to pledge lliumsclvcs in opposition -
position to Van Wyok ns thorn were n
tovf wcoka ago. Why thla lull from the
railroad wnr-whoopors ?
A SYSTKM of cnblo roads in Omnhu is
inovitnblo. It will bo built in bpite of
perplexing delays and lojral obstacles.
No court of equity will over admit the
right of corporationwhatever iln chums ,
to block the nu'.vch of enterprise iu a
growing city.
equal Mr. Arthur's rccoul ns ri tishernian.
Ho landed n largo trout from Adirond
ack waters yesterday ana gave the news
out at 'onco to the press. The honest
operator out down the weight two
pounds and forwarded the item.
In changing the ordinance fixing the
nalarios of tjio board of vnblio works the
pay of tbo members , except the chair
man , has been doubled. Let us trust that
the inferior members will do double duty.
Up to the present time they have acted us
if they wore bored of public works.
CIIUHCH HOWE is again signing the
pledge , llo has pledged himself and the
Ncmnlm delegation to every candidate
for oflico on the stuto ticket , and to sev
eral who propose to run in llio senatorial
ruco. Church's cheap generosity , as n
pledger , ndmitsof no competition.
TIIK Now York Sun , which shines for
nil but ( Jrovcr Cleveland , is attacking
the president for giving his assent to the
oleomargarine- . The Sun must look
for its reward to the grease and soap-fat
makers. The farmers and consumers of
butter , who number n few millions or so
more , will not fall in line to bask iu the
rays of Mr. Dana's paper.
Tin : seerotary of war has sot aside
53,000 from the barracks uud quarters
fund for repairs at FortOmahaaml$1,800
for Immediate repairs at Fort Kobtnson.
The money for the now buildings at. the
frontier posts will bo sot aside from the
$200,000 appropriated for this'purpose in
the sundry civil bill. The now post , Du
Chcsno , in Utah has boon given $25,000
to provide temporary quarters for the
troops , comprising eight companies re.
contly ordered to that cantonment.
HBLKAST is quiet , but it is feared that it
Is the peace that comet of temporary
exhaustion : md not that which follows
conquered hates and burned-out pas *
flions. The unhappy condition pro
duced the troubles nro still present , ag
gravated by the ruin that ha * boon
wrought nnd the consequent privations
and hardships which many must
aufl'ur. Time may intensify those , and
nsBthoy grow harder and moro tin-
bearable the spirit of hostility and re-
Yongo will grow with them. Only the
strong arm of power can bo depended
upon to prevent a recurrence of the
.1. events which have devastated Belfast.
MH , CLEVELAND isn't reading news
papers at present. He Is engaged in the
much more enjoyable business of catch
ing trout and entertaining his mother-in-
law. Hut if ho were keeping himself
posted on current opinion ho would lind
something of surpassing interest in the
Now York World of last Monday. That
journal having boon charged by a G l-
vcston paper v/ith a desire to throw
Clovelaxid overboard and push Hill to
llio i'ront as a presidential candidate ,
the M'orM replies bluntly that "if a state
convention had to elect delegates to-day
it would unanimously endorse Mr , Cleve
land's administration but elect Hill dele
gates , " It asserts that the friends ol
Governor Hill control the party organisa
tion In New York completely , and or-
presses the bolinf that 1m can make him
self invincible in the next state conven
tion. There can bo no doubt that the
World describes the present situation
correctly. Will Col .color Magono bo
( iblu to turn the tide ? It is
Democratic Mnilc.
There was a great deal of democratic
music In the air of several states on
Wednesday , nnd it goes without saying
that it was not all harmony. The democ
racy of Pennsylvania , Ohio , Michigan ami
Missouri held conventions , and the de
clarations of these several bodies are of
interest both for what they snyaiMlfor
what they omit to say. Granting that
platform1 ; arc mere promises mitdo to bo
kept or broken , M circumstances shall
render expedient , and are no longer ro-
gnrdcd as trustworthy guide * to party
action , still there is no bnttnr means of
dotormitiuiK tlin extent of harmony in the
principles and policy ot a party than by
these utterances of the wings or
branches that make up thn organization.
The dilVcrenros of sentiment in the
democratic party on the tariff , which
divided its representatives iu the lower
house of congress into bitterly hostile
factions , and thn compromising coward
ice with which it uniformly approaches
this question , are shown in the expressions
of Wednesday's conventions. Not one of
them touched this subject in a straight
forward way nnd without reservation.
The Pennsylvania democrats "favor a
jtut and fair revision of the revcnuo
laws , " which must bo accomplished ,
however , with great care in observing
"a .spirit of luirncss to all interests , "
"without depriving American labor of
the ability to successfully compete with
foreign labor , " and "without imposing
lower rates of duty than will DO ample
for any increased cost of production
which may exist in consequence of the
higher rates of wages prevailing in this
community. " Mr. Handall nnd the
democrats who are with him ought to bo
entirely satisfied with this. The most
radical protectionist could not reasona
bly desire more , The conditions are
just those which the protectionists have
always urged , nnd which have proved n
sure obstacle to a revision of the tariff iu
the interest of the whole people. Hut
this is moro pointed and explicit than
the declaration of the Ohio democrats ,
who are content with demanding "a
thorough nnd just revision of the ex
isting tariff laws , " while these of Michi
gan ro-afllrm the worn nnd worthless
platitude "that taxation for other
purposes than revenue is robbery. " Is
there in all this n single assurance war
ranting faith that the democratic party
will lessen the burden of taxation that
rests upon the peoploj
On the no leas important silver ques
tion tlio democrats of Pennsylvania wore
ominously silent , while the Ohio demo
crats denounced as a "monstrous injus
tice" the attempt to discriminate against
silver in favor of gold , and these of Mich
igan pronounced in favor of the free coinage -
ago of silver. On this question the west
ern democrats are distinctly divided from
those of the east , as they nro also regard
ing the application of the treasury sur
plus to the payment of the public debt ,
which was endorsed by the conventions
of Ohio and Michigan , and ignored by
that of Pennsylvania. Civil service re
form receives no attention cither in the
Ohio or Michigan platform , but gets an
indirect endorsement in the Pennsylva
nia document from which thu supporters
of that policy can derive very little com
fort. In the Missouri convention the
most notable circumstance was tiio speech
of Senator Vest , who denounced Ran
dall , declared in favor of filling all the
oflicos with democrats , and thanked God
that he in a bourbon.
All of which goes to prove that the
democratic party IF the same old politi
cal charlatan that it has always been , and
is running in the same old ruts.
A False 1'roplict.
Mr. Charles A. Dana , editor of the
Sun , who is a strong opponent of the ad
ministration , predicts that Mr. Cleve
land's chances for a ronominatiou iu 1888
will bo oven slimmer than they nro in
18SO. Mr. Dana inserts the editorial
knife in the presidential ribs by assert
ing "that Mr. Cleveland lias entirely ful
filled the expectations that were formed
of him by the republicans and the no-
party men , and especially by the mug
wumps ; ho has also fulfilled the oxppc.tii-
tions of the democratic rcvoltcrs , and has
thus justified their revolt. Ho has donu
wisely in getting married , and in spite of
the pun-electric absurdity and jobbery ho
has been on the whole a well-meaning
president. At the same time ho has car
ried out his own ideas without regard
either tojho democratic party or the dem
ocratic platform on which ho was nomi
nated , and has made himself independent
and a kind of autocrat in the presidency.
Thus , whatever his admirers may say of
the general honesty and dignity of his
administration , it has not been designed
to satisfy thu democracy , and it has not
satisfied them. Accordingly , they cannot
bo expected , unless great changes should
take place within the next year , to ro-
nominate Mr. Cleveland in 1888. The
idea that they may be compelled to re-
nominate him by the pressure of outside
hcntimont will not wash. "
Thin is caustic , but is not borne out by
political conditions. It may bo sot
down as a certainty that the democracy
will rcnominato as tlinir candidate ,
two years hence , the man who will pre
sumably poll the biggest aggregate vote
aud who will run the strongest ohancu of
carrying Now York state. Unless all
signs fail , Mr. Cleveland will come nearer
to filling the bill than any other presi
dential timber in the demouratio lumber
yard. Ills financial views have benn
carefully adapted to the interests of Wall
street. Ills civil service reform preten
sions have boon bonny to the men milli
ners of thn mugwump school , Tilden ,
Hancock and MoClellan are out of the
field forever. John Kelly , his bUlorest
opponent , and Hubert O Thompson , of
the county democracy , are dead , Within
n year's time death has swept the Hold of
competition and loft Mr. Cleveland
practically alone in the raco.
Mr. Cleveland was the Moses who led
the bourbons out of the land of Kgypt
into the scats of their forefathers. Unlike
Moses hn got there himself at the same
time. There la little danger that ho will
bo repudiated If ho wishes to strive again
for tlu > captaincy o ( the democratic hosts.
There are not euough successful soldiers
in his party to make the contest an inter
esting one. Another time , however , Mr ,
Cleveland U not likely to have as vulner
able an opponent. The signs of the time
poiut to either John A. Logan or
John h'horman ns the candidate with
whom ho will bo asked to cross swords ,
Kithor would prove a more formidable
opponent than Mr. Ulatno under present
conditions. Mr. Dana is wrong. Ho
long ngo Jest caste a. " u political prophet.
iRSUie oleetuw of GrjcJoy Ja 1873
and ft largo vote for Hen Hutlor m 1S3I
did not add to his fame. Mr. Dana Is
a much better jtidco of oriental brie a-
brae than of American political junk.
lilts It on the Head.
A local correspondent of the HKK , who
adds the qualification of being a heavy
shipper to that of being a man of brains ,
writes that the only solution ot the rail
road problem in Omaha's interests is the
construction of lines from this city to the
northwest and southwest , owned by
Omaha capitalists and operated in the
interests of Omaha shippers. Hn de
nounces as absurd the proposal to boy
cott lines which discriminate ngianst this
cily , because sucha move would shut our
merchants out from the only trade fa
cilities which they enjoy. There is a
sound basis of truth in our corre
spondent's argument. The plan pro
posed would bo the best If it
wore at once practicable. Omaha capi
talists , like all other investors , liavo an
eye single to the mntn chance. If they
built railroads , they would do so to mike
money from the investment. The chances
arc that such roads would not remain
long in the hands of the original owners.
The Omaha & Southwestern was built to
afford the city an entry into the south
west. Within a few years its construc
tors found it moro profitable to sell than
to hold , and passed it into the hands of
the Hnrllngton & Missouri. The Omaha
t Northwestern was constructed to af
ford an outlet to Northern Nebraska.
Several years ago it was secured by the
Northwestern and has since been used to
beat out the brains of Omaha trade. If
the 15. & M. and Northwestern systems
could bo paralleled with assurance of
good profits on the investment the move
would doubtless bo one which would so-
euro for this city its share of a trade
which it is quite able to hold.
The construction of a line from Omaha
up the Klkhorn valley is , however , feasi
ble and would pay well. At present wo
are completely cut off from that section.
The policy of the Northwestern road
is one of steady discrimination against
this city. Freight Agent is
its spokesman , and ho loaves no stone
unturned to divert tralllc from Omaha to
points on the main line farther east. Wo
know whereof we assert when we dcclnro
that freight has been laid down as
cheaply from Chicago to points on the
KlKhorn Valley line as they have from
Oisaha. , Tj-,5 tylW Of I'pbales "and
drawbacks lias covered the operation
of this system of destroying trade with
our city , b ut it has gone on steadily un
der cover of n fair tariff sheet. Hates
tire against our merchants , and with rates
against them eastern drummers hold the
field , A direct line up tlic Klkhorn val
ley from Omaha would take nearly oyery
pound of freight from local shippers who
are justly indignant witli the attempts
which tlic Northwestern has made to
shut them out of their trade territory , It
could bo built much more cheaply to im
portant points than a line which would
parallel the Hurlington nnd which if
built woula bo equally welcomed by our
The suggestion of our correspondent
that final relief can only come from roads
controlled in Omaha's interests , hits the
nail on the head.
The Usual Complaint.
The mid lie of August always marks
the height of building activity in Omaha.
This irf accounted for by the difficulty ex
perienced every spring in obtaining
brick. The brick-yards fail every year to
carry over from llio fall before enough
brick to till the contracts which begin to
accumulate in the spring. As a consequence
quence building is dolaydd except wliero
provision has beun made for brickmonths
in advance of construction.
Just at present the most important
buildings in Omaha have only commenced
to get under full headway , viz : the new
Paxton building and the two bank build
ings , which will bo the largest on Farnam
street. A score of other structures have
bei-n greatly delayed by lack of bricK
and dragged along during the early sum
mer waiting for the yards to catch up with
their orders.
It is to be hoped that our brick makers
will learn from experience that manufac
turing for present requirements only
is a penny wise and pound foolish
policy. If the yards nro running up to
their capacity during the building sea
son , they should bo enlarged sufficiently
to lay up ti surplus for the spring do-
maud. In case tlic brick makers cannot
see their interests in this light , they
should be given a dose of competition
which will make them understand that
village brickyards cannot control and
dominate n city of 80,003 people. What
Omaha needs , and needs badly , is an es
tablishment for making brick which will
start in with capital enough and plant
enough to accommodate the public , and
break the monopoly.'which controls the
briok business in this city. Such an in
stitution would meet with n generous
support. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Mic. POWDKICLV is outspoken in his
denunciation of the anarchist element ,
and has declared that ho will not tolerate
their presence in the organization of
which ho is the head , The forthcoming
convention of the Knights of Labor
promises to bo important , and perhaps
nothing it will do will bo of greater sig
nificance than the determination of the
question whether the influence of Mr.
Povvdorly remains as strong as it has
been. Wo noted a little while ago some
utterances credited to that gentleman
which wore a good deal of a departure
from thn judicious and conservative
language ho had before used , and there
have been occurrences since then indicat
ing that his uuthorityuml inlluenco had
lost respect in some localities. Ho may
find that the seed ho scattered at two or
three points since the Cleveland conven
tion bavo brought forth fruit not to hU
advantage or to that of the order over
which he presides. His indiscreet utter
ances , not far removed from these in
which the socialists nnd anarchists in
dulge , mnyrnturn to plagtio him at Rich
mond. Nevertheless ho la right in Ma
denunciation of the anarchists and their
destructive principles , and all good citi
zens will wish him success in every effort
to keep the Knights of Labor free from
the influence and contact of this danger
ous and despicable element. American
workingmcif should repudiate them as
the worst foe to their interests and
wclfuru. - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
THE opening proceedings of the Irish
National League convention were of a
character to gratify the friends of Ire-
Innd't or.utio cverywhe.'o. They showed
that the foremost men q'f the body have
a proper sense of the 'slgnlticAtico and
Import anco of the convention In the
moral influence it irtay txert. and of the
great responsibility thai rests upon the
body not to impair this Inlluenco by reck
less speech and ill-considered notion.
The address of Patrick 'Ktfnn was a mod
erate , judicious appeal for harmony , and
that of Judge Fit/.gorald a stirring in
vocation to patriotic hope and endeavor.
These efforts worn.fitly supplemented
with a speech of Mr. O'Hrien , ex-mem
ber of parliament , Who ! is J present as
one of the representatives of Mr. Par-
neil , which strengthened the wholesome
inlluenco of the preceding utterances.
Neither the sneers nor the ridicule of the
London press can diminish the interest
which this convention everywhere in
spires. Kvcry such attention Is an ao-
knowlcdgment of the profound concern
with which it Is regarded in Kngland that
will rather extend and deepen that in
terest , nnd is therefore another reason
commanding the body to observe wisdom
and caution in speech and harmony
in action. There is most favorable
promise that these requirements will pre
vail to the end , and that the result will
bo all that Irishmen and the friends of
Ireland can wish.
TIIK reappointmrnt of Matthews ns
recorder of deeds for the District of Col
umbia , and of a postmaster at Lynchburg -
burg , Vu. , after they had been rejected
by the senate , has raised the question
whether the president had the right to
take such action. An ox-senator is
quoted as saying that ho had not. His
view was that a rejection by the senate
disqunlllics the person rejected from
" performing the duties and receiving the
trusts and urolits of that certain ollico
while the recorded judgment of the
senate remains unroversod. " On the
other hand a ease la roforrcd to in which
President Jackson reappointcd a. re
jected candidate , and it was hold by
Attorney General ( afterwards chief jus
tice ) Tanoy that he had a right to do so.
The tenure of ollico act , however , which
is now operative , provides " that if the
senate shall refnso to advise and consent
to an apuointment in the place of any
suspended officer , then , and not other
wise , the president shall nominate
another ( not the same ) person as soon ns
practicable to the same session of the
senate for the olllco , " The question is ,
( lees inls law no\ supersede all previous
methods of procedure anil nullify all pre
cedents ?
Tim kind of improvements that im
prove are substantial buildings like these
Senator Paddock , Wm. A Paxton aud
ethers are creeling on our business
streets. These invcstort ) nra far-sighted
enough to know that 'substantial ' im
provements ! bring in substantial returns.
dm : latest fashion in Nebraska is dou
ble breasted umbrellas During the
drought they were out of style.
Iiiicky lialdwln has. won , 500,000 in stakes
aud purses this year.
it is estimated that the wine crop of Cal
ifornia will reach SolOOO.OOO gallons , an in
crease of 10,000.000 gallons' over that of 18SS ,
Georgia fruit distillers Wo grinding tip ap
ples and peaches and propose to make and
sell brandy as usual , In spltp.ot the prohibi
tion law ,
The English war department has succeeded
in milking a cannon which cost § 1,000,000
and uses 81,003 worth of ammunition o very-
time It is fired.
The deposits in the New York city savings
banks for the six months oiullng June RO
were 38.000,000 greater than for the same
period last year.
Reports come from St. Louis that the
broken health of II. M. lloxlo will force his
retirement from the management of the Mis
souri I'ixcllic system In favorof Captain 15. S.
The net profits of General Grant's book
are 5000,000 , of which airs. Grant eets
SOW.OOO , and Webster , the publisher , 5270,000.
T lie subscription price Is 87.50 a copy , and
the cost of nianulacturlng and distribution
per volume , 51.50.
The president and ox-president of the Cen
tral American republics of Salvador , " Icar-
aijuc , Honduras , Costa Rlcn and Guatemala
arc arranging a plan for the union of those
states In one confederation , with the ultima
tum in view of annexation to the Mexico
An officer of the United States army , sent
by General Mackon/.lo to Investigate the
army of Mexico , reports a standing force of
fnrrty thousand men , divided between four
great military districts. Ten now batteries of
licld guns have oC late years been imported
from Franco. Tliuro Is a factory for small
arms near the capital. The ofllccrs como from
the national military school at Chapultopcc ,
and the rank and file are the lowest of the
peons. The food supply is the simplest in
the world.
Cnicago Tribune : The Tribune referred a
few days ago to the fact that several of the
linseed oil mills had closed because It is not
profitable to opcrala them at the present
prices for seed and product , The aMuatlon
Is even worse than then represented. There
are unveil of thcso mills in this city , and
every one of them Is closed. The high price
of llaxsocd as compared with that obtainable
for the oil makes it cheaper to remain idle
than to work. Ills possible that the recent
demand for oilcake by English feeders and
the lessoning of stocks during a season of In
activity In production will ere long render It
proiitablo to resume , >
of Mf ? Clovolnml.
Here nro n few spoclmyiHl'rom Miss Clove-
land's book : f
The abyss of theological pedantry.
The subtle equities .9 * thjs silent reclpro-
Tiio integral deslgnaflh'n l > t this Trinity.
The eternal Irresponsibilities.
The distracting InipMcnco of Invalldlsm.
Verdant with Dcrcmrml rusuircctlnn ,
Luminous nnclell. mylng'illlmltiibly ,
Momentary peemln 'iarls > cs to evane.scent
views. i , .
ThuHamo saturation of , Imagination ,
An especial roilncd cxploriatlon of bonl.
Fruitful contemplation , grandly generic , of
man. '
, Capacious curiosity. "
Yawned with irreconi'llablo ' divergence.
The thunderous vociferations.
A showurof auspicious portentx.
Hellish aggregations of tap cllquas.
Thn vain Tolly of nnsellUh subjectivity.
Tim Intrinsic , immutable , Indestructible
clement ova pointed.
That excessive elaboration which Is the in
evitable pereursorof corruption.
A sensual sopliUtry emasculating Ideal
A matter of tenuous reciprocity.
St. Loulu Had Nothing to Do With It.
St , I\nil Vltmctr I'rtu.
The Chicago newspapers figure up a popu
lation of 703,817 from the school census just
completed. They never let a St. Louis man
have anything to do with tins annual mathe
matical exploit
Roroiiliun as an Auxiliary.
Geronluuicontluiiui Ills depredations alone
liu border without any litsrferonc on ttia
part of thd fulled States. Unless tloronlmo
is a monster ot Ingratitude ho will boon our
side In tlio event ot a wnr with Mexico. Cer
tainly wo have never done anything to him ho should turn nsnlnst us on such an
_ _
A Hint to Cleveland.
President Cleveland Is preparing to go
Into the Adlrondncks to hunt for rest aud
qnlut. Ho should post a battery of galling
puns nt every possible tiolnt of approach and
load the pieces with explosive snubs for
oillce seekers.
Walt for HIP
Outlinij scorns to have been guilty both of
libel nnd contcmnt of court while a resident
of Mexico and tacitly bound to obey Its
laws , HenlToidsa very sliaohy cniiRo for a
scrimmage , and It Is better to wait till all the
facts are Incontestably known.
A Ilroltcti Sword.
Awl In Dt > 1 > fnn In Magattnenf Art for Septtmtttr ,
The shopman shambled from the doorway out
And reached It down
Snnupcd In the blade I 'T was scarcely dear ,
1 doubt.
doubt.At half n crown.
Useless enough 1 And yet may still bo seen ,
In letters clear ,
Traced on the steel In rustv daninMa cn
"Povr I'nruonyr.
\Vhnso \ was It onco'/ who manned It once In
Ills falo to gain' . '
Who was It dreamed Ills oystnr-world should
To this In valuV
Perchance with some stout Argonaut It
The Western Seas ;
Pcrchancu but to MIIUO paltry Nyin availed
For toasting chcesel
Or decked by Heauty on some morning lawn
Witli silKcii knot.
Perchance , ere nlulit , for Church and King
'twas drawn
Peichatico 'twas not.I
Who knows or cares1.1 To-day , 'mid foils
and gloves
Its hilt ito | > cnils ,
Flanked bv the flavor of forgotten loves
Itemombcrod friends ;
And oft its legend lends In hours of stress
A word to aid ;
Or liken warning comes In pulled success-
Its broken blade.
Ncln-nakii Jottings.
Allison has opened a now cooler.
York's cannery is enjoying a strike of
The bars of Hastings pull the blinds at
11 p. in. sharp.
A number of prairie fires were nipped
by the late rains.
The work of enlarging Fort Robinson
has already begun ,
Liberty's now elevator will have a ca
pacity ot 120,000 bushels.
Two spans of the Phittc bridge nt Gib
bon arc resting on the bottom of the
( tothnnbnrgcrs express the greatest
satisfaction at the steady growtTi of the
An enterprising thief stole sixty bush
els of wheat , from a car between Plutto
Center and Columbus.
Albion geU the Northwestern extension
for a bonus ot $10,000 and the right of
way through town.
The Klkhorn Valley line is putting in a
system of waterworks at Long Pine that
will furnish 100,000 gallons of pure
spring witter daily.
A "shiverco" imrty in Waco belted M '
cans and blow horns till exhausted wit'h
drought and disgust and the silence that
pervaded the cottage. It was union-
The Hastings Trotting association is
preparing for an.interesting tall meeting
September 21-3. Three thousand ono
hundred dollars will be distributed in
A street car company has been organ
ized in Grand Island , backed by O. H
Abbott , II. A. Koenig , O. W. Searlf , I. U.
Alters , O. IJ. Thompson , A. 11. Baker ,
all men of means.
The murderer of Lon Adams , in Ne
braska City , has so far successfully
eluded the officers. They are on a warm
trail , however , and expect to uab him
before many days.
The suit of P. T. Convoy , of Papillion.
against tlio Union Pacific for damages
for being ejected from a freight train at
Valley , has been settled by the company
paying ? -00 to Convoy.
O'Neill will soon turn loose an amateur
minstrel troupe on neighboring towns.
Their trade mark is significant , "Kat ,
drink and bo merry , for to-morrow wo
dye. " They are corkers.
The Adams county cyclones have been
presented witli a handsome pair of silk
foul Hags , inscribed : "Hastings Rods
Champions of Nebraska 188U. Compli
ments of J. Rcnner , jr. "
An old and wrinkled codger with the
fowl title of Partridge , attempted to
marry a thirteen-year-old infant in
PhittsmoHth. The jndgp road him the
riot act when ho asked for a license.
A. 11. Bliss , a brakesman on the I ) . &
M. , was stabbed by a tramp whom ho at
tempted to eject from the train at Belle-
vno , Tuesday nieht , The knife Mas evi
dently n small one , and did not do much
A fine black horse , saddle and bridle ,
was stolen from the barn of John Cod-
ington , living two miles south of Au
burn. The outfit is worth $ ' . ' 00. A re
ward of $ 100 has been offered for the cap
ture of the thief.
Miss Hamy Hannon , of , Grand Island ,
has hued Fred Winter and his dog for
$ JOCO. ) Fred's purp barked at liainy'a
nony ami in tlio subsequent confusion
llnmy was thrown to the ground nnd
seriously bruised.
The great toatiiro of the Fairmont fair
will be a inulo race in which the olliconi
of the association will participate as
ridurti. Instantaneous photographs of
roar elevations of thorncer will be bikini
nnd sold in sets , to pay thu doctors' bills.
An Albion young man narrowly es
caped hanging last week. Ha wis : lead
ing a cow that didn't caru to bo led , and
in tlio hippodrome that followed tlio rope
became twisted around his neck , break
ing the collar-bone aud nearly choking
the life out of the unfortunate youth.
The sportfl of Hastings and neighbor
ing towns have been nursing a sore wiuen
their visit to Omaha hist spring. It
broke out recently and resulted in tlio
organization of the Weatorn Nebraska
Sportsmen's association. The first an
nual shoot of the club began in Hastings
"Say what you will about the climate
of northeast Nebraska , " days the Tucuni-
sob Journal , "her summer nights chal
lenge the admiration of the world. Tired
nature hero finds no trouble in securing
uwect repose. The moon kisses the earth
with dewy lips , the air Is cool and no
sooner am the prayora of the people said
then the journity to Nod is commenced. "
The editor suddenly dropped his pencil
and hurled a Pink hum out at the cub for
leaving the roller out of tlio ice box.
That important utensil had spread itself
over the floor like a weary pancake.
The Rowdy Wef > t perpetrates the fol
lowing : "A Nebraska City young man
has adopted n now method of defense
and offense. When he takes his best girl
out of an ovcning ho avoids the business
streets and conducts her to some lonely
spot where grows the sweet forget-me-
not and rends to tier n lot of rot from
some newspaper tolling about the num
ber of people who have be.on poisoned
eating icv prcam this season. Then ho
takes her by the hand nnd begins to tell
her how IIP lore.s her , but she gently reminds <
minds him that the weather is too hot to
talk about things Mill liotior , and as he
leaves tier ut her fulhttr'a uat she
watches him as ho passes up the strec
nnd into : i boor s.nloon , nnd then she
spits out a few wads of cotton and sigh
as she wonders if life Is worth the llviuj ,
any more. "
Commander Thayor.oflho Grand Islam
reunion , notifies uniformed bands ( ha
transportation to and from the rounlot
can bo had on the following conditions
I hose that belong to the State Hand as.o
c ation will be furnished with certificates
signed by the commander of the camp
nnd I , . ( . ' . llawloy , secretary of the Stati
Band association , which certificates whet
presented to the agents of railroad
where the bands are located will entitle
them to free transportation to and fron
reunion at Grand Island. Alltiniformet
bands not membuis of the state nssocia
tlon must IIP furnished with certificates
from post commanders where the bands
are located , setting forth that thev art
regularly organized and uulforinei
bands , which certllic.itir' , upon prescnta
lion to the agents of the railroads , wil
entillu tliom to free transportation.
town Itoms.
T. W. Kintlgh. an expert forger , cs
capod from the jail at Wiuterset Ttios
The contract for building the water
works at Independence has boon lot
1 ho work will bo completed and the Una
test made about Thanksgiving timo.
The Davenport bakers are at war , am
broad is co cheap in that there is
some talk of paving the street witli six-
inch loaves of Boston brown bread.
A Spirit Lake farmer named Rowley
mistook a boy's limbs for the backbones
of n polecat party and planted a load of
buukdhot iu them. Both were badl\
Thn tables wens well turned on a porter
in a Pullman sleeper recently. The car
stood on the tracks at Des Moincs ovui
night ami while the porter was sleeping
some one entered and stole his vest , con
tnlnlng $0'J. This la believed to be the
fir. < t case of the kind on record.
Mr , Irwin Partridge , a well-to-do and
esteemed farmer , living five miles south
east of Charles Oit.v , was so injured by a
vicious bull Sunday evening that ho diet
during the night. He saiif the animal
tossed him several times into the air , ami
nuarly ten feet high. Ho leaves a widow
and several children.
Manager Riley , of the Dos Moines base
ball club , received intimation Sunday
evening at Mnrslmlltown , after the Des
Moines club had wiped up the diamond
field with the Marshalltown nine , that a
mob had collected to "do him up" anil
capture the gate receipts , ? 105. Ho de
posited the money in safu hands anil loft
without it. In doing so ho missed tin
'bus in which the other boys had taken
passage , and another 'bus was sent back
tromtliu depot aftur him. A. Rang hail
formed nlontlio streets with the inten
tion of heaving brickbats tit him as ho
rode by , but he laid Hat on the lloor of
the 'bus , and in tills modest position
made his way to the depot unnoticed by
tlio gang.
J'ho railroad will bo completed to
Douglas this week.
There is great scarcity of dwelling
houses at Evanston.
The Rowdy West has moved from Fct-
terman to Douglas.
The public sale of town lots in Douglas
will begin August 111.
A Carbon man has received § 181 50 as
bounty for killing 'JC)0 ! ) prairie dogs.
The ? ; 50,000 , in bonds issuetl to the con
struction Of tlio territorial insane asylum
at Kvauston wis ; sold to N. W. Harris , of
Chicago , for $33,508.
Twelve miles e.ast of Douglas u rail
road ucident occurred last week which
resulted in the injury of twelve work
men , two of whom were not expected to
Ten thousand acres of university hinds
hnvo boon located inJohnson and Albany
comities. This land IK a portion of Uncle
Sam's donation to the territorial cduca :
tlonnl fund.
The Union Pacific has 200,000 soft wood
ties at the burneti/.ing works at Laraniiu ,
whoso they are being treated by the nine-
tanning process and made impervious to
the action of the elements ,
The rail mill of the Colorado Coal nnd
Iron company at Pueblo will start up
nnxt month , on orders which will keep it
busy for a year.
Denver , toughs took in a ranchman ,
opened a game of poker , robbed him of
if.'M ) , then craokod his scalp with u pistol
nnd turned him looso.
The latest btrikc at the Lake ! enc , at
Red mountain , in by far the most sub
stantial yet made in the mino. The ore
shows 400 ounces of silver and two of
gold to the ton.
Tlio sale of ( lie Nigger Hill property i > t
Bruekenridge has nut fallen through , but
is dependent imon the result nt homo de
velopment now in progress. St. Louis
parties are contemplating tlio purchase ,
and the price is said to be $300,000.
Groeloy's now opera house will bo
opened by Mine. Modjeska August ! ! 0.
The auditorium is all on one lloor , FO ar
ranged by gradual elevation as to com
mand a perfect view of tlio stage from
any point. The four roomy aisles are
free from steps , and the house is divided
into a parquet and balcony , furnished
with cane perforated folding opera chairs ,
nil numbered. These in the parquet , 358
in number , are finished in black walnut
nnd cherry , and those in the balcony , 270
in number , are of maple. The two pros
cenium boxes contain upholstered chairs ,
making the sealing capacity of the house
Algernon , Ida and Julia.
Atlanta ( Gu. ) Constitution ; Hero is a
story in a paragraph a novel in a nut
shell. AlgernonV. \ . Gingham was a dry-
goods clerk , out tor his summer vacation' ,
and hoarding at the lovely homo of Col
onel Ransom Bowen in the North
Georgia-mountain * . On the third day of
July , I860 , Algernon was strolling along
the banks of the Clmttahoochn , which
( lowed through the fertile bottoms of thn
liou'i'ti home.noad. Suddenly Algernon
paused. In a socliulnd nook whore the
waters bubbled and gurgled ever u rocky
bed. ho imv two hcaittilul girlr who had
dotted tnelr dainty slippers nnd were
wading ankle deep in the sparkling
water. Algernon , who luvd provided
hiinsuJf with an $8 photographing outfit ,
promptly took a picture of a
portion of the Bowden homestead ,
which Incuded the prc.tiy girls.
The 3d of July was followed by the 4th ,
which being Sunday , ws : ; rtuly celebrated
by an extra spread ol yellow-logged
uhickiuis at the Bowcn household. At
that meal Mr. Algeron W. Gingham sat
next lo Miss Ida Boweu , who in turn sat
next to Her fair cousin , MIHH Julia Ro.s-
mary. "I took a delightful tUroll yester
day , " said Mr. Glnj'hnm , as ho helped
himself to the third piece of "fowl. "
"Ah , " said the young ladies in a breath.
"Vis , and I took a lovely landscape view
Qf the Rocky Bottom shoals ! " The
young Jadios blushed scarlet , and the
conversation cainti to an end abruptly ,
On the night of .Iiily-1 , about 8 o'clock ,
Mr. Algernon W. Gingham and Miss Ida
liowcn and Miss Jula Rosmary stood in
the starlight. Algernon hold in hid hand
i dry plate negative .and was Haying : "I
rt'lll give up the picture if I can gel
Jithor of tnc ori'jinals. " "Von may take
pour choice , " w.ts the response , The
Iry plate was handed ovor. Mitw Ida
Doweu ground it to atom ? under her
lieol. "You show temper ; I'll take you
forsoito , " said Algernon. "Kotabitof it ;
I'liiKafe , " said Ida. "Then I'll tnko
ron , " said Algernon , turning to Julia.
'Nixie , " responded Julia. Thereupon
Mgernon W. ( jingnnm w ipt bittcr.Ernld-
ng tears and i'isapi ' > c > * rud in tuo durk-
017 Nt. Clint-InnNfNM.otilsno.
A ri > tftrtr 1atti ot two Uedlent Collriei , tit , bfta 1 < nrtf
iDiMi.dlft IhaiptoktlUtttinealor entente. NttTnui. fUm
ftnd Utopn Ui'iuss lb n nr otbrrhTileUo iDBULoul * .
j 011 ; rfeti ibow fttid ill old mldeoti know.
Nervous Prostration , Debility , Mental and
Phjilcal Weakness ; Mercurial and other Altec-
lions ol Throat. Skin or Oones , Blood Polionlng ,
old Soret and Ulcers , nr irtaitd with < n > i > rttiii !
' ' ' ' '
Dlscnsts Arising from In'dl'scVel'l'on.'EucU ,
Exposure or Indulgence , hitb rrojm. iom or tto
toliomi tltteiu utriouiocn , d.bllli.r , dlmnt , , or ilikt
> n < l d rclUe miraorr , flmplci on the t * > , pbTdokldMtf ,
rrrilontotbt ixlel/ot fimiUi , lotruiloa or Ittu , tla. ,
rondorlnff MurrUca ImproDvr or unhnppr , u
rcrinRQfDtij urei. r iapblcilft pit ) on tbt beT , Mnt
lairftled vcTrlope , rrreto nf addrf i , C nututlouMot.
fief or t > f mull frt . Invited tnd itrlttl/etnadtiiiul.
A Positive Wrlllon Guarantee tt n in < rtrri .
nM i . U JIclni , ont t r j h ro tf mill ortiprwi.
BOO VAOE3 , VINE TLATKB. el cint fllotb oA tilt
blDdloK , tPAlcdfrr 50o. IQ t' * t ceoreorTcncy Of or nftf
weaJtrful I'ta ' pictures , tm l llf | urtlclti on Ibt foliowini
tutjtclit rhoiaar tnArrr.vbobot. wbyiiiiftnhooiS , Worn to-
hood , fhl l * l tleear , ffkCti of teltbter BDtt xe * itih rTi
lolojr orrrproilueilonanil rntoy more , Thet * mtrrUd or
centeEQiUtfnK | mirrUf * ihnwlol r d It , P npj r i
CIV1ALE AUENCY. No. 17A FulUm Straat. NfiW Yotife
21 829,8GO
Tansill's ' Punch Cigars
yore alilppoil dnrhiB tUo past
two voars , without n drum
mer In our puijiloy. No otlior
IIOIIEO In tlio world can truthfully -
fully uialiu such n nliowinu.
Uno ncout ( ilcalor oulrl
wnntod Iu < inch town.
W.TANSILL& ( ! 0.,55 Stale SLChlcag'o.
so ? .
Practleo limited to Diseases of the
Glasses fitted for all forma of dofoctlvo
Vision. Avtilicial Myea inserted.
State Agents
Omaha , Neb.
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COIIC ! < ; M OF .va-w : .IKUKHY ,
llciHUliirfoiir-ycnr cni'mo' ' , ns fnllons : 1. For the
( Ipuri-u of ILicliulor ol Science , u licni'ral coin KOI nl o
ck-ctlvo ciiur c In Chomlilrr. Illnloay , Ucnlngr ,
Mathiiii ! tliii uii'l riiyaka. II. 1'V/r / tli'J ifiun.'O oro'ivll
iCiifniiofT. Includlu ? , huilde * thu unuul profus&loiml
ituillc * . iiiiilli'ntlun ! ot Klnrirlulljr in lliorl . I'oal
Krmltmtd Instruction In lll hirMntUeiirUI ! < : , < ; ril : > hlcfl.
Annl.rlluHl mm AppUinl riiemliir.r itnil Annrlng.
IMolutfjr. I'hrKlf.1 * , and Aytronmny. Kntmnro nviiinin-
utUins Kci't. llth uiiil IJth , ISSil. Kir Hiioci.'il rMir ( jl
unu ullioi Information jipvlr to tiio C'oUuL'i-TronMuror.
Nebraska National Bank
Paid up Capital . $250,000
Surplus . 30,000
II.V. . Yntiis , I'rusidonl.
A. K. Tou/.iilln. V'ina I'refiidwil.
\Y. II. S. Hughes , Cashier.
\V. V. JMorso , John S. Collins ,
H.W. Ynios , I.owls S. Hcud.
A. K. Touzalin.
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