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OMAHA DAILY BJKJU : THURSDAY , SEPTEMBER 2 , 1880.
THE DAILY BEE.
PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING.
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tnrii\l tnnltor should bo nddi-ossud to tliu Kill
ion ot TIII : Her.
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niMrrx'ccl to Tin : tltx : Pnii.tsiiiMi COMIUNV
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to bo mnOo pa ) ublo to tlio oultruf thuaonituiny. .
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Rworn Statement arCiroulntlon.
Stntc of Xubraskn , 1 -
Cotintv of Douglas. *
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llslitnu company , 'lues ' f-oit'iniily m\enr t\\n' \ \ '
Ilio nrttml circulation of the Dallv lle <
Tor tlie wcok uniting Aug. 'JTtli , is o , was ru
Salunlay , 21st . l'A' '
.Sutiilny. ssM . 12,0V
Monday , ! SM . itS" :
Tuesday.HUi . 1-.WX
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Thursday.JOlli . l'V'2- '
27th . l'-.VX
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Subscribed anil sworn to befoio mo till"
2bth ( lav or August , IbbC. N. 1' . Kl'.II. ,
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Oco. B. T7schiick , being lin-tiltily sworn , de
poses anil pays that he Is sccrutnry of the I5c (
3'iibllslilnc company , that tliu nrtnal avcrazc
dally clicnlntlon ot tun Dally lieu lor the
month of January , 1 > W5 , was 10,378 copies :
lor li'i'linmry , Ibbii , lO.MT. copies ; for March ,
I'Jf-fl ' , 11.KI7 copies : for Aurll , ISbO , niUI
copies ; lor JIav. ibbO , 12.4.7J copies ; for Juno
18kO , UJ,2 < JS copies ; for July , isso 12n : 4 copies
( ir.o. II. T/.scHKcic.
Subscribed and sworn to befoio me , till :
2d day oi August , A. IX IBbO.N.
N. J . VRIT
[ SKAT. . | Notary Public.
our .stalwart contemporary ,
tlio Itcpullieun , can oxpluln what niolivi
Church Jlowo liuil for voting for 1'atricl
for Unituil States senator ?
Tin : gorornmmit has not boon fortu
nate as an investor in the securities ol
corporations. Subscriptions made o
nnmbor of years ago by the treasury ,
under authority of congress , to the stocks
of several canal communes representing
Virginia and Maryland enterprise , re
Riiltnd in losses aggregating nearly twc
Tun amount owing the government
from a multitude of sources , a consider
able pnrt resulting from. cmbc/.7.li > monts ,
defalcations ami disputed accounts , would
make several liberal fortunes. AH far as
could bo ascertained the sum is in excess
of twenty-live million dollars , ranging
from hundreds of thousands down to out
cent. The postollico and one other do-
.partincnt did not report , and were the
accounts of these included the aggregate
would doubtless bo increased to ncarlj
double the amount given.
Tin : reduction , in tlio ratoof loiter postage
ago lias hail the otl'uct it was expected to
in diminishing the demand for postal
cards. The report of the postmaster gen-
crsil will show a decided fulling oil1 in the
sale ofcards , during the last fiscal year ,
and it is the opinion of postal ollieuilf
that this moans of communication will
continue to become less popular , and
that ultimately the postal card will bo
used chielly as an advertising medium" .
Tito revenue * of the department for the
last fiscal year show an increase over
those of the previous year of about $1-
THE prejudice maintained for ages by
the Chinese against all foreigners , whc
were regarded as "outside barbarians , * '
has not been entirely eliminated. Tht
. fact is reported that the harbor of Can
ton is again bning barricaded , although
it is only about bix months ago that the
barrier placed during the Franco-Chi
nese war was removed , at the urgent re
quest of the foreign consuls. As pcacu
prevails , and Chin a is not menaced witli
any trouble in this direction , the onlj
explanation for renewing the obstruc
tion of t'.io Canton harbor appears to bt
that the viceroy belongs to the largt :
class of Chinese ollioiala who hate HID
foreigner and would like to drive him
out of the country.
IN the Kculling race on the 'lhames
yesterday , for the championship of the
world , between Hunch , the Australian
souller , and Teenier , the American , the
former was victorious. The betting was
largely in favor of Beach who in his race
; with llanlan within a year , in which ho
I vanquished that remarkable sculler ,
i proved himself to be an almost phenome
nal oarsman , In the contest just ended
| ho has fully sustained the high opinion
i of him which his previous work hud
' created , and nobody will doubt that ho is
' fully entitled to the championship , So
far as Tunmor is concerned , Americans
will feel no regret at his defeat , since ho
has on two or three occasions been fairly
suspected of crooked business that lost
him the regard and confidence of square
sporting men. Heach was very desirous
to make another match with llanlan , but
as his engagements take him back to
Australia by October 1 , those great
uxpononts of the art of bculling will not
meet this year.
No\v THAT the paving bonds have carried -
riod , wo hope property owners will peti
tion for substantial paving material ,
citpcciallyon the streets that are not likely
to become business thoroughfares , On
streets whore property values are high
and where business is increasing , the
wooden pavement can bo replaced live or
nix years hence without taxing the prop
erty for all it is worth , But on a street
whioh can only bo used for residence
purposes repaving would bo too costly.
"When the wooden pavement on such
streets has decayed , it will have to remain
for years , anil will prove not only a
brooder of disease but an obstruction to
wagon5 and carriages. It would be very
nxpensivo economy to lay wooden blocks
for instance on upper Dodge , Davenport ,
Capitol tironuv , Chicago , C.\ss and Cali
fornia streets , above Seventeenth. Stone
block pavement is a little more costly ,
Imt it is tlio cheapest by far. It is more
rfoisy , but is durablewhile wooden bl'ocks
will bo worse than cobble-stones oven
before they are decayed. Omaha should
proiit by the costly experience of other
Howe Conic Into Conrt.
The Omaha Itcpnbliran champions thai
infamous reprobate and bribe-taker
Church Howo. Tills is in perfect keep
ing with the course of that paper durinj
the p.ist ton yphrs. Political shysters
public plunderers and rogues of ovcrj
variety have always found a staunch am
ardent champion in that naper. It !
ollort to create sympathy and support foi
Church Howe is in strict accord with tlu
policy it has pursued toward honest am
reputable republican1 ! . With character
i-itic impudence excelled only by that o
Church Howe himself the JJcjtubUcnt
denounces as a foul slander the charge
which wo have repeatedly made tha
Church Howe made a corrupt bargain
and received several thousand dollars foi
his support of J.N. II. Patrick for Unllci
States senator in the legislative senior
The whitewash resolution adopted b.i
the .senate is reproduced in the Jlcpubli
ran , with the names of all the members
of tlie senate as voting for it. This1 !
as about as infamous \ \ piece of jugglerj
as was the conduct of the farcical invest !
gation of Howo. The senate journal o
1877 contains a garbled and condensed
report of the testimony prepared , ns w <
happen to know , under tlio supervisioi
of Church Howo. But even this doctorei
report will hardly justify the dcc'aratloi
that there was not a shallow of testimony
to sustain tlio charge. The following ex
tract from the journal , pages 030-31 , give :
the Ho to Church Howe's vindicators :
Mr. II. C. Lett recalled. Q. JtyKsteibrook
Dlil you paitlclpate In your county in tin
canvass at the laslulccllon ?
A. I made a lew speeches.
( J. Were jou and ilo\\o opposing piulles' '
A. Yts , sir. I am A deiaocr.it and ho Is !
"middleman. " The question ol hlsp.utlet
patlon In the senatoilal contest t\\o yeaisagi
did arise to some extent.
Q. Did you make tlio chaiRO that llo\\i
did receive bunulits fiom P.itiiek on accoun
ol his action In the contest tor Senatoi' '
Question is objected to , and Ihe chair lead
Gushing , 1W. WJ , etc.
At length Lett Is allowed to continue.
A. It.wnsbomo time In May , att i the sen
atorlal contest ; 1 was In Chicago and me
1'atilck and Dr. Miller at the depot and cauu
to lied Oak , la. , on tlio cars with them ; till
talk took place about the late senatoiia
contest ; 1'atiick asked me whoie his inutiia
fi lend , Church Howe , was now ; I said at home
Patrick said he was a "cuss ; " 1 said , Yes , hi
was lively ; Patrick then said that Howi
was a "Kueillla ; " he seemed to manifes
some feeling over it and against Howe ;
asked him what was the trouble between bin
and Howe ; he answeied , "I would havebi'ei
thousands oldollais better olT if Iliad neve
seen Howe ; " I was inquisithn , and he wen
on to say that ho liaii spent ten or twehi
thousand dollars during the sonatmlnl con
test ; I said that 1 did not sco how he coiih
spend so much ; he said , "In various ways
Howe got seveial thousand dollais ol on
money and promised to do many things tha
lie did not and could not do ; " I asked
"Howe novei- paid the money back' " ' "Xo
a cent , " and that is the subject ot the con
This is part of the record on whicl
Howe claims have been vindicated. Tin
blot upon his record as a republican is
however , indelible. The record show ;
that Church Howe voted for J. N. H
Patrick for United States senator oi
ovcry ballot , and only changed over aftei
Paddock had boon elected. It is a notor
lous fact , which was established durin ;
the investigation in spite of the packei
committee's cll'ort to.smother it , tha
Church Howe had entered into a corrup
conspiracy to buy a seat in the senate foi
Patrick with money. Ton thousand dollars
lars were put into the pool tt
capture the Richardson county delegates
all of them being republicans
That money was refunded , but the bun
of $3,000 which found its way into Churcl
Howe's overcoat pocket failed to materialize
ializo after the boodle campaign col
lapsed. When the charge was broadlj
made in 1877 , the senate was composer
largely of Church Howu's boodler.s , in
eluding Howe himself. The president o
the senate was one of the gang. Hi
packed the committee for Howe by ap
pointing Isaac Powers , a railroad rings
tor , as chairman , with Ed Cams , George
II. Thummel and Jim North , al
of whom stood in with Howe.
A. N. Ferguson was the only unbiased
man on the committee , and ho made :
loud protest against tlio course of the ma
ionty in closing the doors of the invest !
gating room just when the iniportnnl
witnesses were to be brought in. Tht
journals of the senate show that tin.
whitewash report was adopted. The1
fail to show who voted for it. We re
member very distinctly that the repot" !
was rushed through without reading the
testimony , and In the absence of manj
senators in attendance on commit
ted work. With an evident desire to de
ceive and mislead its readers , the
JtcjmbllcHn parades the names of all the
senators , headed by Van Wyck , as votin
to vindicate that "middleman , " "cuss , "
and "guerrilla , " Church Howe. There
is no doubt that Powers , 'hummel ,
Colby , Bryant , Gllhtun , Tom Kennard ,
, lim North , Popoon and Wilcov , and several -
oral moro of the boodle gang and rail-
road-tools , voted to adopt the whitewash
report. But wo don't brliovo that
Charles W. Brown , George W. Ambrose ,
P. W. Birkhausor , Calkins , Ferguson ,
Garliold , Knapp , Walton or Van Wyck
over voted to exonerate Howe ,
So much for the record. But why did
Church Howe fail to vindicate himself
from the bribery charge through the
courts ? When Webster Kalon charged
Church Howe with receiving $0,000 ,
for his vote for Patrick for United
States honator , Church Howe threatened
a libel suit. Katon dare-l him to come
into court , and when the brazen guerilla
pretended that ho would not .sue a bank
rupt Katon had himself indicted for
criminal libel in order to force Howe to
trial and give him a chance to vindicate
his character. Howe made a great bluft'
and bluster , but when the ca n was called
his attorneys concluded that it was not a
safe ca e to try before an open jury. In
stead of pressing the trial Howe man.
aged to buy oil1 the lawyers , on the other
side , and the indictment was noilod ,
although the indicted editor was clamor
ing to have the trial pushed.
It was very easy for Church Howe to
vindicate his character through his
chums andco-parconors in rascality , but
ho dared not ml. a trial in open court.
We have given him another chanco. The
Bur. publishing company is not only sol-
voul but able to pay a "handsome judg
ment. Let Church Howe como into
court and vindicate himself by a libel
suit. We promise him in advance to go
to trial promptly. Wo will even expedite -
dito the case by taking depositions nt
once. The witnesses will not oriniluato
themselves now as they would have
done In 1877 by tolling what they know ,
The sta'tulo of limitations has barred anj
prosecution of parties who were moro 01
less involved in the boodle campaign.
Ttic Seismic Disturbances.
The earthquake shocks which visited f
wide region of the United States on Tties
day night , with varying degrees of inton
sitj' , and occurring within a few minute !
or seconds of each other at points . epa
rated by hundreds of miles , coiistituloi
the most important and alarming cxhibi
lion of seismic energy and phenomena
that is of rocon.1 as having ever before oc
ctirred in this country. There have boci
similar convulsions o [ the earth , notablj
those of two years ago , but they wore fcl
in a moro limited area , and except in :
few localities wore not characterized bj
the degree of energy very generally recorded
corded of those of Tuesday night. Ac
cording to the dispatches the most in
tense shocks were experienced in the re
glen extending from Savannah , Ga. , ti
Italcifih , N. C. , and investigation wil !
probably determine that hero was the
seismic center , with its focus abotii
Charleston , which city has suffered mos
disastrously from the disturbance. From
this center the earthquake wave took a
somewhat erratic course , extend
ing northward to New York
wlieio Its undulations were very do
ciiled , westward to Burlington , Iowa
where there was only a slight shock , anil
northwestward to Milwaukee , where tin
disturbance was very marked. A groai
deal of the an'a between these extreme
poinls also felt the cll'ects with greater ot
less di" > ! imMno-,3. For example , the
shocks wi-rn quite severe at Cleveland
and Detroit , less so at Cincinnati and St
Louis , v ry distinct at Indianapolis and
Louisville , decidedly marked at Chicago ,
and violent at Memphis and "Nashville
At some of these points moro than om
shock was fell , and the duration of the
shocks varied from a few seconds to sovi
Altogether tlio area alFcctcd covers
thousands of miles , embracing a greater
extent of territory than was over befon
reached by seismic disturbances. It i'
noteworthy , also , as. indicating the
tremendous energy of this earthquake
'wave , that there is a difference o !
only a fisw minutes in the time ni
which shocks were felt at point.
most remote from each other. The besi
authorities assume , regarding the veloc
ity of earthquake waves , that they move
at an average of twenty-three to thirty-
two English miles in a minute. Placing
the seismic centre in South Carolina ,
and calling the distance by direct line tt
Burlington , Iowa , a thousand miles ,
wave moving thirty-two miles a minute
would consume thirty-one minutci be
tween Columbia and Burlington. Ac
cording to the ( INpatches the shock al
tlio former cilv was felt at 9:18 : o'clock ,
and at the latter at 9 o'clock , so that ,
with the geographical difference in time ,
the wave vibration occupied only twelve
minutes between these points. Othci
reported time shows differences less 01
greater than this , hut in every case the
evidence is that the velocity of Tucsdaj
night's wave was verv much greater than
the average assumed by the authorities
In another important respect , also , tin
phenomena presented by this occurrence
will require some revision of thcorie"
regardingeartliquakes.In the viewofmosl
Geismologi ts earthquake waves consist
for the most part of longitudinal vibra
tions , and so distinguished an authority
as Professor Uudler e\prcs ! > es a doubt
"whether the seismologist need conccin
himself with any but longitudinal vibra
tions. " It is very evident , however , from
the course of thU last wave that there are
also transversal vibrations , anil that in
vestigators cannot neglect to consider
them , as co-existing with longitudinal
vibrations , without the danger of render
ing their inquiries defective.
The question that everybody will ask
regarding this occurrence , what is the
cause or origin of the earthquake shock i
cannot bo satisfactorily answered. Al
though earthquakes have happened : n
all ages and in nearly every land , man.v
time's with most terrible consoquoncets ,
it is only within the last half a contur.y
that tlio phenomena have been subjected
to o.xacl investigation. A great deal has
boon written on the subject , largely made
up of theories , but little is really known
as to the origin of these subterranean
disturbances , which come unher
alded , against which no preeautions
are possible , and in the presence
of which the bravest are awed. Proles-
ser Kuillor observes : "Whatever may bo
the real origin of the earthquake shock ,
it is convenient to regard its effects as
proceeding from a concussion or blow
delivered underground at some dutlnitc
centra. This centre of impulse is railed
the seismic focus. From the seismic cen
tre waves are propagated in all directions
through the solid materials of the earth's
crust , " The widespread disturbance of
Tuesday night , which will become mem
orable for the death and destruction
wrought at Charleston a city that seems
to be fated to periodical disaster may
contribute valuable knowledge to the lit
tle that is now known regarding the
origin of earthquakes , and it seems to
present phenomena that must invite the
most careful investigation of seismolo
gists. One fact it appears to establish
beyond a doubt , and that is that the
United States possesses a very extended
FICOM a Acientilio point of view , at
Inm , interest in the seismic disturbances
in the United States will be increased by
the eircumslaico ) that they wore preceded
only three days by earthquakes in Greece ,
Italy and Kgypt. That in Greece was
the most serious , resulting in the loss of
several hundred lives. Those in the other
countries did liltlo damage , The inter
esting faot is that coincident with these
disturbances shocks were felt ut Charles
ton and Augusta. As to the countries
abroad these vi sltatious arc frequent.
Hcio , Gr eece , had one two or three years
ago , in which about 1,500 , people lost
thnir lives. No year passes without one
or more earthquake shocics being experi
enced in both these countries. In fact ,
Greece , Italy , Egypt , Asia Minor and
North Africa belong to one of the threu
great earthquake areas of the globe. The
other two are (1) ( ) the Andes , west
ern coast of North America ,
Kamscliatka , Japan , and. New Zen-
and , and tf ) Arabia and India , from
the equator to twenty degrees north lati
tude. Italy has had more t-overo earth
quakes than any other country in the
world , 1)47 ) shocks having been experienced
there in 177U. The most notable of the
early visitations of that kind which Italy
experienced wa ? that which partlallv dc
strayed Pompeii and Horciilnnouin m A
1) . 03 , a few years be'for'o the volcano o
Vesuvius blotted put both cities. Tin
most memorable cnlliquake of the pas
100 years was that which destroyed the
greater portion of Lisbon In 1755 , killing
00,000 people. The- most disastrous ol
which there is any record occurred It
Syria , A. 1) . iWO , In , which 250,000 lives
were lost. The number of earthquakes
which arorceoided ovcry year throughout
the world nveraco about 100. No coun
try is altogether cx'cjnpC from them
TUB proposition tcnnotint part of the
police foice for duty in the outlying dis
tricts of the city will meet with populai
approval. It is utterly impossible for a
handful of policemen , scattered ovoi
forty square miles , to properly cover the
city , much less to render olllcicnt service
where time ami speed in the pursuit ol
lawbreakers are essential to success.
Ttn : district court will convene again
on the 20th of September. It is to be
hoped that the county commissioners will
give us juries made up of honest , reliable ,
and intelligent men. The average jury
in Douglas county has been composed ol
men who make jury service a profession.
CltNolatid no\er forgets a name , a
raio quality In a leader ,
AndiowCaineqiO Is golm ; to build a bar
onial castle near Cicssen , i'.i.
Mr. lil.due liasgl\ciiallhcialmmiof money
to the Bar Harbor Methodist chinch.
Katie Putnam , the actiess , has an Income
of 310,000 fiom her fiult faun in Michigan.
Kx-1'rcsl'lent Aitluit feels much better
than ho uld , and he has every hope of regain
ing his foimcr health and vigor.
15ernhardt will airhe In the United States
In March next , thus adding Increased tcupr
to the pio\crblally stoiiuy month.
Heidelberg university conlencd the degico
of doctor of medicine on Alexander Graham
Bell of Washington , 1) . U. , on Thuisday.
Mr. Ghnilcs A. Dana , of the New Yoik
Sun , ! ' ! in Europe , lie will begone two
months , dividing the time between Fiance
( SeoigoV. . Childs of Philadelphia has a
passion forelocks , ntid bu\s ou iy clock o
hl.sloiic note , or that is peculiar In its con-
Kdwin Booth and Lawrence Banett am
being ciiteitained by Mi. and Mis. Marshall
Field , of Chicago , at their summer hoiiH' ,
Bcmlv Farms , Mass.
Archibald Foibes , Max OMiell , Justin Me-
Cat thy.WIll Cai leton , .1 oh 11 Augustus O'Shea ,
Mis. Scott-Slddons , .Miss Violence Manyat ,
and Mis , Fenwick Miller are down on the
books to lecture in America duiiug the next
Blalue'.s spce 'h Is the vech of an advo
cate , and not the speech of 'a ' .statesman.
( loin ; ; Hack on 'J heir Principles.
Theie is scaicely one * ot flic "time-honored
pi hi cl pies" ot the deurociatlc paitythat Is not
condemned In one or fiiorfe of the elemociatie
sUlo platforms icccntly adopted.
At tlio , l < 'r < ? itl.
mil ! Stiftt A'cii" .
Fifty generals , colonels and majors got to
gether at San Antonlb thu otliei day and 10-
solved that If this govoiniiient didn't go to
war with Mexico their' ' American piitiiotism
was as dead as a uoor-nall ;
"You bet ! " shouted a voice sroni the buclc
cud of the hall , " ( leiitleinen I'm a manufac
turer ot sutler's waconspUter this meeting-
ad journs I'd like the ciowd to come operand
see a specimen \ehiclo which I have on exhi
The crowd went and ho received ex'aotly
fifty oideis , contingent on war bicaklng out.
iV September Violet.
It-'brit Uiulct teood Juhnton in tlir Ccntwu.
For days Iho peaks woio hoods of cloud ,
The slopes were veiled in chilly rain ;
We said : It is tin ) summer's shroud ,
And with the brooks wo moaned aloud
Will sunshine never come again ?
At last the west wind brought us one
Sere , wniin , cloudless crystal day ,
As though September , having blown
A blast ot tempest , now had thrown
A gauntlet to the fa voted May.
Backward to Spring our fancies ( lew ,
And , caielossof the comof Time ,
The balmy days he an anew.
Then , as liappv dream comes ti up ,
Or as a pout Imds his ihyiuu
Half wondeied at , half uiibclleved
1 found thee. fuendllust of the ( lowers !
Then Hummer's joxseamo biuk , jri eon-leaved
And Its doomed dead , awhile leprieved ,
Fiist learned how tuily they weio ouis.
Dear violet ! Did the Autumn hi ing
'Ihce vernal dreams , till tliou , like me ,
Didst climb to thy imaglnlii' ' "
Or w.islttlmttliethoii'-'httiil Spiing
Did come again , in seatdi of thec'.1
STATE AND TIOKIUTOIl Y.
Nol > ranka Jottings.
The Methodist church at Co/ad : , dedi
cated lately , cost ? 1 , 800.
Two hor.so thieves shook their shackles
in Blue Springs last Monday and skipped.
Ainsworth has organized a board of
trade , and a hundred barrel Hour mill
The council of Hastings has granted
right of way through South street to the
St. Joseph & Grand Island road.
The political "straw" liond Is again
loose on excursion trains. The wise man
will carry a section of hemp in his grip.
Fremont's water works arc troubled
with internal tumors and an eastern expert -
port has been sent for to make nn exami
The Platte Center Argus.tlio fifth paper
in Phittu county , is out. It is demoeratio
on tlio independent plan , with Warwick
San nder chief of stall.
A somnambulistic snooker walked out
of a hotel window in Scrlbnor. Ho struck
he walk with siillieient foiee to wake up ,
gather his robes about Iis | pedals , and
scoot for shelter.
This has been a fatii ) ycjir for the fam
ily of Mrs. M. A , Isgr g of Fremont , Her
mother , two mints , at } uncle and a cousin ,
all living in Ohio , havis neon taken by
death , and a sister \a \ IHIW lying dan
gerously ill m San Francisco ,
The residence ot J J-2 , . Sherwin was
raided a Jew nights ajo auil u jocknifo ,
an empty pookotbooKjand , ten cents in
cash taken. Friends e f Mr , Sherwin in
sist on subscribing to a fund to replace
the toadeiitter. , , ,
Iowa limits ,
Boom : is suffering fxolnja water famine.
The Montgomery'otuifity ' fair com
mences September ID ;
Tlio local republican ticket in Cuss
county is made up entirely of old sol
DCS Moines police gathered in fourteen
gamblers Sunday and relieved them ol
A citi/.en of Albia grumbles because in
ono pound of butter bought at a grocery
ho found "four bedbugs , a number of red
ants , and several Jong red haird , "
A bank is to be established at Dyers-
villo September 10 which will near the
title of "State German Bank , " and will
have a paid up capital of ? J5,000.
The mayor of Macmoketa has decided
that the Salvation army may stay on con
dition that they bounce the bass drum
and tambourine from their daily exer
In attempting to arrest a noted desper
ado and horse thief named Scott , at
Steamboat Rock , on the 28th inst , , Pop
nty Sheriff Willis was shot and danger
onslv wounded. The wotdd-bo murderci
made his escape.
The resrular meeting ot the Iowa Sol
diers' and Sailors' Monument nssociatloi
will occur on Tuesday afternoon , Sop
teinbor 7 , at ! ! o'clock in the Grand Armj
tent on the fairgrounds , at DCS Moines
for the election of officers for the cnsulnj.
Mrs. C. A. lliiios , of Delaware county ,
has brought suit for $1 < ) ,000 damages
against the Diibuquo street railway , al
leging that she was permanently injurei
while attempting to board a car , and
that the injury was caused by the ncgli-
gcnoo of the driver.
The Burlington llawkoyo is out In r
spanking new dress of brevier with non
purcil trimmings. This last evidence ol
prosperity , in addition to anew jiressnnc
a weather prophet , pliecs the llawkoyc
several laps in advance of would-be
competitors in the state.
Some limn ago Mr. Gulshall of Boone
ville , was robbed of $21.000 in notes. A
few days later the burglar offered to re
turn them for a small sum , and if Mr
Gntshall was agreeable 'lu ' could answei
through a DCS Moincs paper. The cast
was placed in tlio bunds of the DesMoinus
police and last week Mr. Burglar was
captured. He owned tip and gave the
name of Homer B. Kvans , of Picton ,
A prohibition flat boat moored neat
Sioux City is used for irrigating pur
poses on Sunday. Last Sabbath it was
loaded with beer and bipeds anxious to
guz/.le. The tun began us the beer
llowed , and a road house opening was
not a circumstance compared to it. 15a-
Kors , slung shots and other weapons
carved tlio air and the gu//.lers , and four
fell blce.ding profusely. The police gath
ered up a largo party for jail and lugged
the wounded to the hosiiltul. It is prob
able that the beer scow has made its lust
Corn commands $1.25 a hundred in
A Congregational church 4s going up
The olectrio light plant at Lead City
lias failed for want of support.
Bulfalo Gap council are wrestling with
plans for an iron-clad cooler.
Three camp meetings are in full blast
in the territory , and the temperature has
The Methodist ladies of Madiion are
preparing for a baby show to take place
the lirst week in October.
On account of a recent rich strike ,
holders of the Iron Hill stock look for it
to touch $3.50 at the next jump.
It is said that Dakota's assessed valua
tion for 1S85 will reach $130,0. 0,000. This
is an increase of $25,000,000 , over last
A "marrying day" will be set aside dur
ing UK ; liar at Huron , and a special pre
mium awaits the couple who are lirst to
be united on the grounds.
Utah anil lilnlio.
Alturaa county , Idaho , has cipht news
There arc 3D1 boys and Gii'J girls under
school ago in Boise City.
The Quaker City mine , four miles from
Ketchum , lo. , pioduccs M > mo of the
richest ore in the country. A recent
assay showed ? 1)00 ! ) to the ton.
This last week's output in the mining
market ot Ut.ih was ; > 1 ears bullion , 718- !
2)3 ! ) Ibs ; U8 cars ore , l.Olll.HOO Ibs. ; 7 ears
copper ore , 210,050 Ibs ; total , 70 earn ,
Paul Klubcrt , of Oregon , while driving
through Idaho with 3,000 sheep , was mur
dered by his herdsmen and the sheep
solel. The murderers were captured , and
have been guaranteed a fair trial and
The harem of Herman Thorup , in Salt
Lake City , was raided last week and two
wives and witli himself captured. The
haul is a small one , but it will increase
the penitentiary population as well as the
list of grass widows.
The output of the Drum Liimmon for
the month of July was $120,100.
The assessment roll of Helena and
county will approach eight millions.
W. W. Babb , an Oregon turfman , was
robbed of $800 , cash , in Helena , last
Young apples ten inches in circumfer
ence arc being plucked oil" the trees about
The Legal Tender group of mines in
Jefferson county were sold at Sheriff's
sale at Clancy a few days atro , Masscna
Billiard buying them for $33,000.
A cattle kintr bought a plug ot tobacco
at Chotoau last week and tendered a
§ 1,003 bill to bo changed. It had thu
effect ot a temporary paralytic stroke on
The Sage Creek Sheep company made
the Urn sale of wool at Billings last week.
The clip amounted to over 8.,000 pounds ,
and brought 25j cents , the whole amount
ing to $22,000.
The native and block copper strike in
the Gold Hill , about one hundred feet
north of the court house , still continues.
At a deuth of sixty feet the ledge has
been cross-cut , and is the same charac
ter all the way across disintegrated
granite netted with copper , mixeil with
vein matter as it was at a depth of thirty
The Pacific Const.
A reduction works is to be built at
The raisin crop this year is estimated
at 0,000,000 boxes.
There are now about 5,000 men nt work
on the California & Oregon railroad.
Tim wool shipments from Winnomucca
to Boston this season aggregate -117,010
It is becoming iashionablo to emoke
cigarettes while bathing in the buj' at
Sorghum cane crows to perfection in
the upper Niitohooi , Yaknmi county ,
It is estimated by wine men that fully
1,000,000 gallons ot wine will bo made in
Nupa City alone this fall.
Fresno claims tlio largest watermelon
30 far this season , its wuig'.it being sixty-
nine and threii-fourtlis pounds.
The cultivation of French prunes in
Sonoma county has proven so profitable
that many of the fruit cultivators intend
going into it largely this winter ,
In Mexico several billy goats are
placed with each Hock of sheep. It is
* aid that lltev not only make good lead-
[ rs for the sheep , but also that they pro
tect them by lighting off coyotes ,
The California board of forestry is agi
tating the establishment of Arbor Day ,
to encourage the planting of trees , The
next legislature will bo asked to name a
Jay and make it a legal holiday.
There are several ap | > | o trees at Hot
Springs , Lake Taboo , which are loaded
with truit. This is probably the highest
iltitudo in the United States whom such
fruit is grown , it being over 0,200 feet
ibove the level of the sua.
The number of youths of school age In
san Francisco is 0 j,173 , an increase over
188' ) of 4.705 ; the number ot pupils en
rolled is 13,140 , total number of teachers
miploycd. males. 07 , females , 71U ; to-tal
jest of the schools for the year , $ -815- ,
The century plant in Cordelia , now
standing on the Glassholf Brothers' prop
erty , is thirty-live feet high and has
thirty separate blooms. The blossoms
resemble the passion-vine blossoms ami
ire quite fragrant. It is certainly a ctiri
osity. It was planted twenty-live ycai
ago.The Tar Tzen , a Chinese soelotj" wil
headquarters in Sjioflbrd alley , San Frai
cisco , has a membership of U..OJO. ' 11
annual blowout occurred last week , an
for three days thonllevy and vicinity wev
biilllant with celestial carmineTw
thousand hungry Mongols were frc
lunched in ono day.
A CELEBRATED SPECULATOR.
Jim Kccno's UiisucM'essruI Career I
Gain , in Philadelphia Times "Jamc
Keene , the celebrated speculator , is Ih
ing this stimmnr in a routed cottage of
Very plain character at Far Rockway , t
which place he goes eveiy night , givin
moro time to his family in these days e
privation than when lie. was at the top < :
the social and speculative world. Person
who know him say lie sometimes has t
borrow his faro over the ferry , not llui
ho is so desperately hard up , but that li
has pinched Ins expense's at every poin
in order to get square with the world am
have another stait. He is of a rathe
cold bearing , and is accused of haviii ]
too much confidence in himself , o thu
from time to time he has lost the Mippor
of powerful men who would have , with :
little solicitation on his part , helped hin
Mr. Kcene's condition when he cnnv
to New York city was very substantial
Hu had at least KOOO,0Xi. ( and was tire
sumed to have in California further back
ing. He arrived in the city when then
was no loader inVall \ street , and tin
btokerscame around him with liiiugr.i
eyes to gel his orders. Ono of the 'i
brokers , who has made sj-3,000,000 by hi !
commissions , has refused to carry stock :
for him of late , and another who is dee )
in his account would not even earrv twi
hundred shares for him lie was o"ne oi
the chief inventors of the grain specula
tiou coincident with the stock market
Ho was sharply reproved for having pu
speculation into the necessities oflifo
and in the end he lost $3,0 < 0.000 in wheat
following the aiMee of Kutus * Hatch
It is saii ho mi i Hatch at tlu
tape measure , who was reading the
quotations with his cjes full of tears ,
and ho blubbered : "Keene , if you eton'l
help me I slfall break. " Keene went tc
his assistance and Hatch showed him
how a great deal of money might be
made , but it ended in Ke'eno being a
great loser. Ho also made a heavy lo s
in the Hannibal it St. Joseph corner ,
where .John U. Dull' , of Boston , had at
tempted to scoop the whole street. A
friend of Dull1 incautiously said toaiiothoi
person at a restaurant table. "Tho man
you sco yonder is Jim Keene , and we are
going to break him , " This per-on be-
thougiit it well to go and tell Iveoiie- ,
whom he had not previously known.
KciiPc found that ho was in the toils , so
he got to work quietly and began to buy
tins stock , and for some of it ho paid as
high u 35 and the same stock he ulti
mately sold at 70. lie made tlio most of
his money in Northern Pacific prefcned.
He belie\Lil himself in 1877 , just after the
Piltsburg riotb , when he bceam < a bull ,
worth * 10,000,000. When ho sold his
rjfto horse Foxhall he was already hard
pressed , and unable to leave the citv lest
his absence miuht be interpieted as fright
or desertion. Ho had no person lo send
but a woman , who had taken a .sympa
thetic view ot his case and was a good
negotiant. She sold Foxhali to Lord
Rosoiierry for $ ' 5,000 , which was $2,000
more than Keene oxpeeted Kcene's flat
ii ) ) town is said to bring him the com
fortable sum of $1,800 a month. It is no
gieat amount of money to a man still in
the street , satisfied that there is no future
for him unless ho re-establishes himself
Postoflice changes in Nebraska during
the week ending August 1 > 8 , 18SG , fur
nished by William VanVlcck of the post-
Established Harrison. Sioux county ,
Kd\vard I ) . Sattcrles , postmaster.
Discontinued AugustusLogan county ;
Bishop , Pierce county ; Ment/.er , Mcrrick
county ; Reilly , Wheeler county ; Soule-
ville , Sherman county.
Postmasters Appointed Cannonvillc ,
Harlan county Simeon Smith ; Stenben ,
Frontier county , John T. Hainni.
Postmasters appointed in Iowa during
the week ending August 28,1880 : Block-
ly , Decntnr county , A. Hamilton : Dun-
rcath , Marion county , William Myers ;
Laurel , Marshall county.T. Rogers : Ross ,
Aiidiibon county. John Wagner ; Rous
seau , Marion county , J. W. Topping ;
Washta , Cherokee county. George F.
Stratum ; White Cloud , Mills county , J.
The Fat Man's Failure.
Chicago Herald : A fat , sun-browned
man came auoard a sleeping car up in
Wisconsin and shyly looked around for
Ins seat lie eyed the car and its ap
pointments curiously , and gave the
other passengers tlio impression that
lie was a green traveler. Bed-time finally
samcand the fat , sun-browned man eager
ly watched his fullow-trayolcrs retire ,
being evidently engaged in gathering
hints for his conduct. At last ho retired
liiinself , and after floundering around in
liis berth for a while settled down to
sleep. Just then the porter happened to
remember that ho hail not given this pas-
sungor ono of the little hammocks so con
venient to put dothing , collar , cull's , etc. ,
in , and immediately proceeded to supply
the deficiency. Instantly the tat man
seemed to bo in trouble. Ho rustled
irouiul in his berth again , bumped his
liead against the partitions , sworn a little
mil grunted with vexation. Finally hu
rolled out of his berth to the floor of thu
jar , alighting with a dull thud in the
niddlool the aisle. As the porter picked
lim up he exclaimed , gaspingly :
"I know 1 cou-couldn't sloop in a dod-
lurned little li-hammick like that , and I
VIIH an idoit for trying ! "
DihOnntnntcil , Hut Domesticated.
"Ball players area discontented lot. "
"J don't think so. They seem to bo
'cry contented. "
"Oh , no ! They arc continually trolng
tut on strikes. "
"True ; but that is off-el by their great
lome.stiu alluetion. They are always ruu-
ilng for homo , "
. . - - _ 4 A 4t
Tlio rir t , the llrltlnnl mid Only Mnfrli Hint U
pnt ui hy men vtlio hntn o nrnrtlrol knoirlrilcf
jif IhoInundrr proff Minn , It requires 110 cooHnp.
kerintholron from mielilru nml linen from bilMfMng
while ironlhit , nil f\\tt \ shirts , cuffs nii collars that-
stiffness mill beautiful polish they fuv\i ! when new.
wlilcb , etcritioilr knows , ke M them cleon twice M
lonff , IiewAfo nf trnllntlons , yeo ihit the ii tne J ' u
llt'lllN'UKH ' & lllios , N w llnuii , Coau , ts'oti
cmy l-ocknso. Sold by all Oroceri.
017 SI. < 'Iinrlos.m.Sf.I. ,
Arfinl rir ; lnil of t , o Uedlnl Collre < , lin bcfnlontir
tDftiMlB llie p 0lKl trratiu ntor Cn n < tie , Ntnrpt < Rvm
tnd llu > ( , h liniitu llinn nr otber I'htilcUn InSI. Louli.
Melt ? ritprrnhow and nil oM retMtnti know
" * ! Prioslrallo.n.Delll.lr. ! | . Mental and
Physical Weakness i Mercurial and other All c.
tlont ol Throat , Shin or Bones , Blood Poisoning ,
old Sores and Ulcers , re ir ioi with nnr r.nc-i i
iu ; . . , onl.l .lit.otl0optlnelrlci | H rft | rtlutelr.
Diseases Arising from Indiscretion , Execs * .
Exposure or Indulgence , hith rroj < i om. of ih <
followlnf [ rcet4t ueMouiueM dcbllllT , dlmnrii of itihft
o4 < l r.cll. nii-raorjr , pimple , cutlid fit. , i > lr.l | tK\j.
kTenlontath * elilr f ( , m.l i , onfu > lo > of IU. . . eio |
rendering M rrlo Imnropor or unhnrry. '
r itu n DUf turBj. r > mrbl.l ( > B | tfi < IQ ib < > boi , lint
inicBlciltnttlopc , frtotaanrniMrtii. Coniulutlonatot.
Dtnor hj m ll ISM. In.ltf 1 , , , ,1 , , ttlr | < nnMcDtltl.
A Posltlvo Wrllton fluaranleo RIT.H in T rye
nMocuo. Ueduine icQt0vtrjtti r bjr mLlloroipreas *
, . ,
bood ) hlf l JMHJ , t n.jt , ore'llh 7 n. | tieni , the MIJ i.
IcInsforrriito.Iucllon.n.Jm.ijjmor. . Thoio tnirrUJ or
ocmtrmplMfni ni rrl > l iboul I rn > l It. I'-jii'Ur cdlllOn
lam * . | fttvir oofer. 2So. Addreii n bo fj , VThtulcr
JjMO.y.ITAI.ITr In fnlllticr. nraln IIKAIMMI nnd
. TllKMAil'KKI.VMASXi. '
nifiy flnil a p rfect nn I reliable euro In tlm
ed liero. Allw _ .
rtmln promptly cneaKoil. TllKATi clvlnjf new *
rn.nilinmllc len4oniementi , , < B , KJEI' Onntnluu
'iitolllcoorbrnmlliwItliHli ' cmlnVnt d
CIVIALE AllENCY. No. 174 Fullon Streel New Yoib
Tansill's ' Punch Cigars
were Bliliipoil durluRttin past
t o yotirs , wttliout n drum
mer In our cuminsNo otlior
liouso In tlio world can truth *
fully uiaWn such iiBtiowliiR.
Ono iimut ( dcnlcr ouiyl
wanted lit onch town.
1 BOLD DY LEADING DRUGGISTS.
i n.W.TANSILL&CO.,55Stale St.Chlcago.
iSOS &j&333&jb-- SO1.
Practice limited to Diseases of tUa
EYE , EAR , NOSE AND THROAT.
GlnRBesflttoil fovall form * of ilofoctivo
Vision. Artificial Eyes lusortod.
THE BEST TONIC i
WASTING DISEASES and
PERFECTS DIGESTION ,
Bit. EDW Ii WAM.IM1 , Fnr
geon In Chief , Nalloiial ( Juarc
of N..I. , wriln :
" 3I > nttentlon nni called te
your Kajslotio 31 ill \ \ Iifokitj lij
Kr.Mnr \ , Druggist , of Tri-nlon
Hlid 1 ! mio used A ftw hotllel
nltli fur heller effect tlinn nny }
lia\o Imil 1 am ricuninieiHlini
> [ ui nrtlclo In i \ pnielleeana
Hiul II very rathfaclorr. "
BEWinE OF IMITATIONS.
0171 li * fit-mil ii * tiM HiO Slffnstureoi
H-iSHt ft Ml MIM. UN
ri-smito ! of Ejttlo. oil tlio l.ibe !
EISNER & E&JEI3DELSOiS ,
( Solo \tnili for the I S )
316.318 and 320 Race SI. Philadelphia. Pa.
UM : OK MOIII : AT u nin.rp.M.r. - > wr >
I PAY nil piire > s elmruin to nil point * witliln n ( )
milcit. I .iiooeiiitlrtirta to nUt t from Rrn < l two cini ,
ttouipfor Illustmtolcatalo iiu. Hi iitlon lhi.sjur. | .
L. 0 , SPENCER'S ' TOY FflCTORY ,
P.21 W. MADISON ST. . CHICACIO
OMAHA , NEBRASKA.
Paid up Capital $250,000
II. W. Ywtes , 1'rpsiilent.
A , E. Tou/alin. VJi-o Fresiilcnt.
W. II. S. llnglies , Caslilfjr.
VV. V. Morse. .John S. Collins ,
II. W . Yatus , Lowls S. Ilocd.
A. K. Toi/-Mi\ ( \ .
BANKING OFFICE :
THE JJION BANK ,
Cor 12th anil I'urniuu Hts
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N" . W. HARRIS & Co.
JJAJfli/HM , Hit USA < ! < ) .
BflMnC or foiiiilloi , Clllos unit ( illiorflot
SUrlUd lilKli unultilioiiKlit iinilbol.l . Kitsliini
illiti ) IM DuMindlilio at. , lloslcin. C'oiicsponcl-
THE CHICAGO MAIL
. ( tliillr iiilltlon ) will be milt to
uy uiMran In Urn II , h. or Pttnuilit t montl fcirUSo.
.lUln-iut . Til ! : CIIICAIJO MA1U 11B itli uv. , Cliltuifo ,
ffOODBRIDGE BRO'S. ' ;
JHN C , GREEN SCHOOL OF SCIENCE ,
or HK\T .JIHSIV : ,
ui.voirrox , NKIV
llfnulnr fiiiir-jmr courcei , fullowi : I. For Ilia
aeixa vt Ilitehvlur of Science. punural couno ; aim
Itctlrii ixmrauA In ChemUtry. lllolo y , tjuul xfi
IntlioinuilciHnJ I'lijilo. H , KurthailcKri'Aof r'll
It jrliicur , Inclucllnv , be iiloi tlio usual t'rufu0 luuii
Imllf . uiipllcutlout of Klcclrlclly to tha Aril. I'di ;
r dtiiileln tructlonlnIllvli rMiitliuuii4tk , ( JMpl.lii ,
nul < tli.il una Ainillo.l ciietulnry unJ Aoirlnr ,
ilupgr. : l'lij lc , IIQIJ AiiroBomy. Kutrnnce examm-
llon hfit. | Mill ud lith. 181. Kor ipUt
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