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STHE OJMAHA DAILY * BEEr : iTHUBSDAY. SEPTEMBER 2B ,
THE DAILY BEE.
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TJ1K JIAIIiV MKI3.
Sworn Statement ofClrctilntlon.
State of Nebraska , 1
Connh nf Pouitlai. ( " *
( I to. It. T/selnick.seorctaryot llio wo Pub-
lislilnu companv , does solemnly swear Hint
the nrtiial clrciilntlnn of tlio Dallv Hco
for the week ending Sept. 17th , IfSG , was ns
naff. E < lllti > n. Kdlllon. Tofnl.
Saturday , llth . . 7.0.W o.oco in.no
8unday.mii . . . . . 13.100
Monday , 1311 1 . 7.7.V ) 0.N ( ) 1.1.KIO
Tuesday , llth . 7.000 n.i.V ) W.OW
Wcdne'-ilav. JMIi. . 7,01)0 ) fi.0.7) ) 1H.O.V )
Thwsday. 10th. . . . 7.OM )
Friday , 17th . 7,000 0.000 13.000
AvernRO . . .7,133 0 0-JS lil.l.VJ
( JKo. H. T/.scrtrcK.
Subscribed and s\\orn to tiofoio 1110 this
Bllh day of Sept. , 18SO. N. 1' . Kiit. : ,
IfKAt. . i Notarv Public.
Oca 11. Tzsclmrk , Ixjlnp lirnduly sworn. de
poses niul pays that hu Is sectetary ot the Hco
I'lihllslilnir rmnpnny , that the actual averacc
dally rlreiilntion of thn Dally Uro for the
month of .Intiuarv , 1HA ! was 10,874 copies ;
JorFcbrnaiy , ISSrt , 10,59. ) roile | ; fur March.
1W. . 11.K17 copies ; for Aurll , IbSsd , 18 , Wl
coplc ? ; lor May. is * . 12UTS comes ; for Juno ,
I8so. 12aw copies ; for .July , 18S. . , 12M : ) copies ;
for Atisust , Istfl , 12-HH copies.
( ! r.o. H. Tzsrirucrc.
Subscribed and sworn to before mo , tills
4th tiny ot Sept. , A. 1) . 1SX
N. P. KKIT. ,
fsiAT- . | Notary Public.
UUPUHIACAN COUNTY" TICKET.
For Senators :
( JKO. W. LIXIXOEK ,
l 'or Representatives :
W. ( J. WlllTMOUE ,
F. 11 IIIHIIAKD.
( JKO. HKIMKOD.
U. S. HALL ,
JAM US It. YOUN ,
T. W. UliAOICHUUN ,
M. O. UlCKETTS.
Kor County Attorney :
EI\VAUD W. SIMEKAL.
For County Commissioner :
ISAAC N. IMEKCE.
Gmmuii HOWK will bo suowed under
at the November polls.
UOITOI.AS county was solid against
Cliurcli Howe in the Beatrice convention.
Jt will ho solid against him at the Novem
polls. _ _ _ _ _ _
IN a contract between llowo and Van
"Wyek , in which Howe is to make the last
delivery , no one doubts who will got the
liot end of the poker.
TIIKUK are no signs yet of that Farnam
street cable line wliich Captain Marsh's
benevolent organization proposed to run
for public convenience.
OMAHA merchants arc becoming bettor
anti-monopolists every day as their ex
perience with railroad discriminations in
their trade territory increased.
WEEKS ago we announced that wo
would support any honest republican.
The BEB cannot endorse or support a
innu whom it knows to bo liar and be
lieves to uo'a thief.
SAKPV'S delegations -wore for Clarke
and Howe. If the chauccs of both can
didates are equal , Mr. Clnrko will con
tinue his drug business at the old stand
while tonic ono else occupies a desk at
Tin : republicans of the First district
must bo taught n lesson. When party su
premacy is so stung Unit it has no fears
of party defeat , no matter what the char
acter of its candidates , the best elements
of the party will combine to rebuke its
arrogant assumption of unbridled power.
Tin : news of the past twenty-four
hours reports only two bankers who have
gone wrong , ono of whom is in durance
and the other in Canada. The amounts
"borrowed" by thosogentlemen aggregate
about $200CO'J. The usual notations are
iniulo church members , interested in
Sunday school work , enjoyed conlidence
of everybody , etc. , etc. , etc.
AccouniNCr to that valuable and suc
cessful newspaper , the Philadelphia
Jtccord , "it is as much of a fraud to sell
julvortising space without giving the pur
chaser proper information as to what
amount of publicity ho is buying , as it is
to sell oleomargarine for butter. " Quito
true. The BKR is the only paper in this
section of the west whoso advertising
patrons know every week exactly how
many copies wore circulated during the
preceding week , day by day.
A UISKASK which from the description
given in our dispatches appears to bo
similar in character to that which devas
tated tiio town of Plymouth , Pa. , last
summer , is reported to bo doing deadly
work in the region on the West Fork
bottoms , near Allison , Iowa. All the
conditions to which the disease is at
tributed are similar to these that prevailed -
vailed at the Pennsylvania town. In
that case the trouble did not yield readily
to medical treatment , but persons af
fected who secured a change of location
and ollmatu were promptly boneHttod. In
its advanced stage the disease is probably
THE assignment of Lieutenant Richard
W. Young , Fifth artillery , to the battery
of his regiment which is stationed at
Fort Douglas , just outside of Salt l.ako
City , is reported to have greatly troubled
the anti-Mormons , the lloutonant being a
grandson of the late llrigham Young ,
The usually intelligent Salt Lake Tribune
absurdly remarks of the assignment that
it is a "n menace to the existence of the
military supremacy of the government
of the territory , " which is giving it a
degree of importance that it does not
possess , and under no probable circum
stances can possess. Noting this fooling
regarding the lieutenant , who of course
had nothing whatever to do with deter
mining the assignment , the Washington
CViYi'csays ; "First Lieutenant Willard
Young , corps of engineers , is a son ol
Jtriglmm Young , and was at Salt Lake
all winter , but uoono scorned alarmed nt
his presence. " No ono is really alarmed
now , but there is a class over ready to
use any pretext to make itself hoard , and
this is the clement which is pretending to
sco in the transfer of a , lieutenant from
New York , where ho has been tor soiuo
time on staff duty , to Ids battery m Utah ,
n mouaoo to the territorial government.
In nominating as their choice for con
gressional honors the most infamous
trickster and corrupt political mounte
bank in the state , the republicans of llio
First district have committed n fatal net
of folly. They have reasoned in iiasto
and they will repent at leisure. Weeks
niro this paper declared thai ; it would
give its huarty and cordial support to
any honest republican who should bo se
lected as a candidate by the party. The
pledge , honestly made , would have been
honestly carried out. Hut it cannot and
it will not endorse for the suffrages of
honest men , n candidate whoso whole
political history is honey-combed
with venality ami corruption ) who has
used thi ) party us long as the party was
useful for his private interests and descried -
scried it as often as ho ileomed it to his
pursonai advantage. It cannot , anl it
will not , support n shameless trickster to
whom no friendship has been too holy
for betrayal , no alliance too binding for
treachery , mm no pledges too sacred to
be ruthlessly broken. A renegade to
party , a corrupter ot the people's repre
sentatives , a tool of the railroads and a
stool pigeon for every fraud and venal
scheme for tupping the public tillChurch
Howe's candidacy is an insult to
republican honesty , and a slur upon the
intelligence of the rank and tile of the
For months the Br.i : has urged upon
republicans of the First district the dan
ger of giving countnnanoo and support to
the candidacy of Church llowo. It lias sup
plied them with ample reasons wliy his
nomination , in its opinion , would be fatal
to republican SUCCORS. In spite oi
personal Solicitations from that infamous
trickster that it would remain silent at
least until after the Beatrice convention
mid in face of the throats that its opposi
tion would roach on the scuatorial
chances of Charles II. Van Wyck ,
it lias faithfully and consistently warned
republicans against the crowning act of
folly which they have at last committed.
Its warnings have been unheeded. The
rank and lilu of the party once more
find themselves betrayed into the haudg
of professional politicians , whoso only
idea of the value of narty organization is
thut it can bo used to register the decrees
of their masters. Church llowomust bo
bdatcti. Ho will bo beaton. Ills boasted
alliances with corporations and corrupt
tricksters will not avail him against the
burst of honest- indignation which his
nomination will excite.
St. Joseph is watching with interest the
war between two rival linns of paving
contractors , ilio Western Asphalt corn-
pan y , who claim to lay the same pave
ment as the Harbor company , recently
nuido a bid for paving in that city at
JJ2.0L per square yard , with a Ion years'
guarantee. Tlio Harbor company , not
to bo outdone , put in a bid at $1.25 per
square yard , with a fivoyears'guarantee.
It looks as if St. Joe would have some
cheap paving. Eleven thousand yards
are to bo let. On the basis of tlio Barber
company's bid tiio cost would Do only
? 1D,750 for the entire amount. At
the price which Omaha is paying for tlio
same work , tlio cost to our peoule for an
equal amount would foot up $33,780 , a
dilVerenco in favor of St. Joe of moro
than ? 1,000. ! )
Omaha has given the asphalt company
over $700,000 worth of paving. This
season 14,000 yards of this class
of pavement will bo laid in our
city. Much more would doubtless
have boon contracted if tlio company
could have seen it to their interest to re
duce the prico. The actual cost of tlio
pavement to tlio contractors is under
stood to bo $1.75 per square yard , which ,
at the price charged , loaves a neat mar
gin of nearly the same sum as not profit.
An effort to secure n reduction in this
city last fall failed , because tlio company
insisted that to cut the price in Omaha
would break their rates all over the west.
In tlio light of the St. Joe allowing , the
plea looks a littto ridiculous.
Must We ?
The general freight agent of ono of the
largest railroad corporations in Nebraska
is reported to have said iccontly that
Omaha must look to tlio far west for the
field in which to extend her trade. This is
significant if true. It moans that the
charges so often made tire true , and that
Chicago anil Kansas City in tlio east and
south and other cities inside our state
boundaries are being favored with access
to trade territory which is ours by every
right , through n systematic discrimina
tion against the business men of this city.
Must Omaha concede to others that which
is hors if her merchants are given an oven
chance with her competitors to grasp it ?
Tlds is tlio problem with which we are
confronted. So far as the trouble arises
from discrimination within the atato
lines our people are amply able to rem
edy it. The legislature is competent to
pass and tlio courts to enforce laws com
pelling fair treatment in local rates. The
power of an aroused people pitted
against that of tlio corporations can
promptly bring them to terms just as
HOOP as business men are brought to BOO
where their interests ho , The trouble
m times past has been that through fear
and favor heavy merchants and promi
nent jobbers have been Induced
to believe that the "lot alono"
policy was the best to pur
sue in dealing with the railroads.
With reference to lines doing an inter
state business the problem is moro dlili-
cult of solution. The passage of an
intcr-stato commerce bill is not yet
assured oven for tlio near future.
Meantime united action of our
merchants to divert business from
lines diverting business from Omaha will
bo the most effective lover to compel fair
treatment from these corporations.
Omaha is now largo enough and power
ful enough to demand just dealing and to
make her demands felt.
A Significant Fact.
While the platform expressions of
democratic conventions have moro or
less vigorously endorsed the administra
tion , and tlio individual preferences of
the members of these bodies have boon
found to favor Mr. Cleveland as the can
didate In 1888 by a largo majority , there
are other facts of a most significant char
acter which very pointedly indicate that
the party la not so universally or deeply
imbued with admiration of the policy of
its president as those expressions of satis
faction and confidence imply. Our
Washington correspondent notes the fact
that thus far twenty-five chairmen of
house committees have been rejected by
their constituents or declined a ronouii-
nation , ana four other ronointnalions
tire regarded as doubtful. It is thus
pretty well assured that quite half of
those who hold committee chairman
ships in the present congress will not bo
returned , and the importance of this
fact will bo seoiv when It is stated
that the men retired are the most
pronounced supporters of the policy
of the administration. Nearly one-half
of tlio democratic representation in congress -
gross has fared tlio same way , so that
almost fifty per cent of the democratic
membership in the next congress , pro
vided noun are defeated , will bo now men
a majority of whom have boon preferred
to present members who urn supporters
of Mr. Cleveland and his policy.
There is far more meanmsr in those
facts , as showing the real fooling of dem
ocrats regarding the administration , than
in the declarations of conventions , which
arc made for general olYoct. As the discreet
man is impartial in commending Ids fam
ily before the world , but assorts a prefer
ence among them when lie lias a particular
work or policy to carry out , so the pru
dent politician , when the eyo.s of all man
are on him , professes unqualified devo
tion to his party lenders , but when in the
comparative seclusion of his congres
sional district ho is called upon to doslg-
note some ono to represent him lie dis
closes a partiality which for the
most part has reference to con
demning a policy with which ho
does not agree and promoting uno that ho
favors. Thus the action of these con
stituencies in rejecting tiio representa
tives who have supported the policy of the
administration , and who doubtless in
every cuso miulo the fact of this support
the ground of their claim to a rcnomina-
tion , must fairly bo regarded as a deliberate -
liberate verdict adverse to this policy.
No Intelligent man conversant with the
ways of politics can entertain a serious
doubt that the democratic- praise of the
administration is insincere. The majority
of tlio democratic party is implacably
opposed to the civil service policy of Mr.
Cleveland , and uncompromisingly hostile
to the financial ideas of Mr. Manning.
Hut it dare not proclaim tiiis before the
country. As far as possible , however , it
will choose representatives to congress
who can be depended upon not to sus
tain these policies , and this IH the mean
ing of the rejection of the men who have
failed to secure ronomination. The pretense -
tense that the democratic party is Imr-
mouicus is a sham.
The reports of outrages in China upon
tlio persons and property of American
missionaries have been fully verified by
an ollicinl statement of Minister Donby
to the state department. It is understood
also that a demand has boon made for in
demnity. Referring to these occurrences ,
the correspondent of a New York paper
says that the Chinese minister at Wash
ington , after the confirmation of Mr.
Hager , the collector at San Francisco ,
expressed a fear that the common people
of China would revenge themselves on
Americans in their country. It will bo
remembered that when the Chinese dele
gation arrived at San Francisco , permis
sion to land was refused the members un
less they could show passports , and un
appeal to.Washington was necessary to
enable them to leave the stoamur. . The
state department made duo explanation
or apology for this oflbnso , which was
supposed to bo satisfactory to the delega
tion ami the Chinese government , al
though it was undoubtedly expected that
the collector would bo defeated for con
firmation. This occurrence was regarded
by tlio people of China , according to
the minister , as an intentional insult , and
the fooling was intensified when
the offending otlicial was confirmed by
the senate. The bad feeling was further
aggravated , doubtless , by tlio failure of
congress to pass the Kock Springs indem
nity bill , while the alleged indignities to
Chinese women arriving at San Francisco
may have had an Influence , although this
charge , shown to have been ill-founded ,
is comparatively recent , and perhaps has
not readied tiio localities in the Chinese
empire where the outrages were perpe
However , it seems to bo the accepted
view that the outrages were prompted by
a spirit of retaliation , and for this reason
they acquire uitdcd importance as a matter -
tor to bo most seriously looked into by
tins government. The Chinese minister
at Washington months ago apprehended
trouble of this kind , and it is to bo pre
sumed that the Chinese government was
not blind to tlio possibility of such out
rages , but no precautions appear to have
been taken to prevent them. Nor does
tlio American minister advise this gov
ernment that any measures have been
taken to prevent further outrages. So
far ns tiio country is aware , the
state department is only proposing to do
something , and this information is
entirely unofficial. This matter is ono
that calls for immediate and firm action.
Thoro.aro other lives and property that
may bo imperilled to appease Chinese re
venge , and It is the duty of this govern
ment to interpose without delay for their
protection. Whatever difHoulties may
anso in adjusting the future relations of
the two governments , and there will un
doubtedly bo some , the matter of inimo-
diato concern will not allow of delay for
excuses and explanations. The govern
ment being oflicially notified that Ameri
can citizens in China have suffered out
rages to their persons and property , and
that these are likely to recur at any time ,
its plain duty is to demand of tlio Chinese
government tlio exercise of its authority
and the adoption of ample precautions
for preventing further outrages , The
official announcement that Mr , Bayard
is giving any attention to this very seri
ous and urgent matter is awaited with
interest , and will bo received with grati
THE public school facilities of the capi
tal city of the country ought to bo ample
to enable every child of school ago to attend -
' tend the schools , and in every provision
and requirement thn public schools of
Washington city should furnish a model
of thoroughness and excellence. In all
these respects , however , they are far
short of the highest standard , and are
surpassed by the provisions and methods
of cities much less pretentious in
moat respects than Washington. Last
year the capacity of the schools was
found to bo inadequate nnd some addi
tions were made on a niggardly scale , so
that this year matters are as bad as before -
fore and hundreds of children cannot bo
accommodated. Another cause of just
complaint is the fact that n great many
children are kept out of the schools because -
cause their parents are too poor to buy
books and the city docs not furnish thorn
to such persons. It is only a few .years
ago that llio public school system of
Washington vyits badly demoralized ow
ing to llio scli6ol fund being Insufficient
lo pay the teachers. In short , the public
school system of ; Washington has nevci
been pared for ni ) it ought to have been ,
nnd thu fact is.'n oigma on the commun
ity which it slYould endeavor to remove
by future improvement In this direction.
SCIKXTISTS ciist are once moro agitated
over the quesPibrt of the existence of the
sea serpent. Tlib latest view of the ma
rine monster 'was soon by Lieutenant
Foster of the United Slates navy from
the deck of the Minnesota , in New York
harbor. Nearly every summer wo have
additions to that great body of testimony
wlileh Prof. Proctor says has satisfied
him of the existence of the sea serpent ,
but during tlio present summer tlio evi
dence has been stronger than over be
fore that u serpant-liko , but marine ani
mal of irreat si/.o , which cannot bo
classified in any known species ,
occupies our American waters. The
o I.V ground for disbelief is that the
alleged monster docs not lit into the ex
isting classification of snakes. Our sor-
penis are not capable of sustaining life
under such conditions us this unimul
must put U ) ) with , The only proof that
will satisfy sorno of the public skeptics is
the production in public of the animal
himself. As Itanium lias offered § 5,000
for his skin , the scientists arc soon to be
accommodated by the great showman.
S niTS OP WIT.
" 1 don't see the point , but I realize Its
force , " said the man whun a bco settled oil
the back oC his neck.
"What a bountiful form I" exclaimed Miss
Tltolace , tlio first time she saw an eel ; "such
a lout , thin waist , you know. "
Summer Is rapidly pass 1 UK away , and the
Klrl who has a picnic beau who hasn't uro-
noseJ , Is getting extremely nervous.
"Paul , " said Ids mamma , "will yon go
softly into the parlor and see 1C grandpa Is
? " "Yes " ' Paul
asleep , mamma , wlilsyui'cd
on Ids return ; "ho Is all asleep but his nose. ' '
"Father , why does the paper spcalc ot Miss
Cleveland's books as 'works ? ' " asked little
Johnny. "Well , my son , It' yon should over
attempt to read one you wllllind what hard
work It Is. "
A Uoston girl was thrown from her car
riage , aid In reply as to whether she was
hurt , said. "I really believe I have fractured
the extensor nssl.smetac.irnl pollcis uianus. "
Slio had broken her thumb.
Chicago Tribune : "If the plural of geese Is
ceese , tlio plural of moose must be mucsc , "
fuys an exchange Not at all ; for the rule
doesn't work both 'ways ' In the first Instance.
Two natives af Portugal would bo Portu
guese ; but one njitlvo would not be Portu-
goose in philology , however ho or she
might bo litly so described in fact.
A Lively Corpse.
Cutimbiu ( Democrat.
Politics In Nebraska seems to bo a regular
three card monte game Now you see It and
now you don't. A few weeks ago Van Wyck
was considered a-gonor , and even his friends
wore preparing to sing his requiem , blnce
lhat ho has proved himself a lively corpse.
Nearly all of thd ' republican candidates for
the legislature , so1 far as nominated , are for
the old man , It will take a good deal of gold
to buy off his suoporters.
The newspapers of Omaha are known far
and wide for their ability and enterprise , but
just now the UEE takes the lead , In the latter
quality. It was the first paper In Nebraska
to purchase and use a web perfecting press ,
and now it comes to the front with another
press of the same manufacture , which gives
It the best press facilities oC nny paper west
of Chicago being capable ol turning out
30,000 copies per hour.
Tlio Growth of the Bee.
Itapld City JouriMl.
No better Illustration of the growth or the
west can bo found than , that shown In the
growth of the Omaha dallv newspapers. It
has been but a short time since n press of
very ordinary speed was considered sufficient
to print tlio edition of either paucrs published
there. The HKI : then found It necessary to
secure a faster press , and put In ono with a
capacity of printing 15,000 complete papers
"Father , the opposition to Van Wyck on
the part of some papers Is venomous. "
"Truly you speak , my son. "
"And I am sllll unsililo to tell , father ,
whether certain republican or democratic
orcansaro tlio more venomous. "
' Tliatmy son , depends upon tlio size of
thu job department attached to thu organ.
Tlio moro railroad job work the moro abuse
of Van Wyck Is ground out. Your political
education , my son , has been neglected. "
About the Hlzo of It.
The Omaha papers continue to build paper
railroads up the Klkliorn valley , and howl
themselves hearse because the Northwestern
does not discriminate In favor ot Omaha mer
chants. Uoforo tno Northwestern developed
the Klkliorn valley , the Omaha merchants
would hardly own that there was a foot of
land In all northern Nebraska that was worth
owning and they sent everybody to the
southern part of the state that they could.
That Is thn rc'ason why the northern part of
the state did not settle up as rapidly ns the
southern. Omaha sees her mistake to-day
and sighs for a road up this way that will dis
criminate In her tnvor , but If she over gets
one It will Imvo'to ' be built by Omaha monuy ,
Ne Wfijiiiper tallt'nlono ' will not build a rail
road. ( (
'i'/j * ' Sptttator ,
O golden child , A the t year
Thatls sere ,
With robe ot gotaunor twining ;
O month thatwnlkasi a maid ,
Unafnild , . , . .
O'er nionu ow4wltli dew-pearls shining I
Thy rippling much Is the breeze
In thb trees.
Thy voice I * tlid sUrtllue calling ;
Thy golden dotvor are tlit tdieaves ,
A niHIio leaves
From wall am } f/om woodland falling.
The hills Ho ptirple In haze
All tiiy dayg ,
Tlie cloiul Hlouju over Its shadow ;
At ) a ehost In raiment of white
All the night
The mist keeps watch o'er the meadow.
The splendor thou hast , yet the spleen ]
Of a Queen ;
For oft when the woods are fairest ,
Thou durkuuwit heaven with a trown ,
And thy crown
WltU a tempest of.passlon tearesf.
Yet hast thou a kindly heat ,
Wayward guest ,
And cenlly breakest the message ,
Tnat days more nleijardof light
And thu llight
Of gathering wallows presage.
O , child of the Summer past ,
Thouzli tlio last ,
Yet dearest of all we liud theo !
0 , stay with us , and oy Ihy stay
K ep away
TJio hungering \Vmter \ behind theal
STATI3 AM ) TKnniTOn\\
Will IColthlcy has blossomed out with
the Gazette nt Jiilcsburg , Colo.
KiiRono Urendorf , a young herder ot
live wool , near Hebron , played with a re
volver and plowed a hole through his
I'rank Marvin , a brakciuan on the
( ! rand Island extension \ > f the It. & M. ,
was Instantly killed nt Anselmo , on the
10th , while coupling cars.
Tlio H. & M. and St. Joe &Oanu Island
roads are having a lively war of rates on
St. Louis business. At Hastings passen
ger rates are down to ? 3 for tlio round
The Omaha fair nnd exposition , " says
tlio Kutton Heglstor , "was a grand suc
cess anil was us line a display of stock
and farm products , machinery , etc. , ns
was ever collected together In Nebraska.
A I'lattsinnnth girl put her foot down
on the 1'erkins house gong and crushed
it. "I am the orlginalm ! ! ! only chestnut
hello in this house , " she his ed , us she
hurled the rim at the silvor-linircd
The Sohuylor Herald says : "The fair
hald nt Omaha was n success in every
sense of the word. Is'o state of this great
union can make a better showing of
stoek utul agricultural products 'than
was made at the Omahii fair. "
Tlio Weeping Water Republican says
of Omaha's big show : "It was the linost
exhibition over shown in the slate. It
took us about three hours to go through
nnd HCII everything from a silver brick tea
a nail cutting machine that was kept
running at full spotid and rattled out nails
The mellow autumn sunshine glows
nnd glistens amid llio giant corn , wheat
nnd outs , blushing apples , mutnmntli
turnips , beats and squash , and other pro
ducts of the garden , field and orchatd on
exhibition at tlio Cans county fair in
riattsniouth. It is a great show and well
worth a visit.
A now confidence game has taken to
the country in search of victims. Tha
plan IH to drive ui > to n farm house , de
nounce the rnpncity of town grocers and
neil a barrel of sugar at one-third the
regular price. If tlio sucker bites , lie
pays spot cash and finds himself thu
proud owner of : i barrel of salt.
Charles Kcmlctz waltzed and galloped
with Aug. Kcmpf 's best girl at a dance in
Scribner. The latter did not relish the
hilarity of tlio tmir , his jealousy rose to
the fighting point , anil thomatinco began
without notifying the fiddler of the
change. Kenilotu secured four nasty
polka dots , made with , a knife , in ins
shoulders and abdomen , and was turned
over lo the doctors. ICcmpf was jailed ,
and the dancers abruptly adjourned.
The B. & M. company has issued a
pamphlet entitled "Tho Uroken 15ow
Country in Central and Western Ne
braska , and How to Get There. " Itgives
a detailed sketch of the country , its soil ,
water courses , towns and other informa
tion for the benolit of intending settlors.
A largo sectional map of tlio state accom
panies thu pamphlet , showing the. rapid
strides of the Grand Island extension
into the central and northwestern coun
ties. The map is chiolly interesting in its
exhibit of the various lines of the com
pany in the state. lingo red lines mark
the 7.1g/ig : course of main lines and
branches. The whole South 1'Iatte coun
try is covered with a net work of iron ,
very few counties escaping , rive lines
lead from the Missouri river west and
northwest , two branches drop down into
Kansas , four tap the Union I'acilic west
of Omaha , and ono runs northwest. The
enterprise unij push of the company , and
its determination to thoroughly iron its
chosen field , is well illustrated by this
map. The pamphlet is an excellent im
An artesian well is being sunk at Hoi-
The Seventh street ghost in Dos Moines
has turned out to bo a feline Thomas.
The now Catholic church at Crcston is
nearly completed. It presents a hand
some external appearance.
Mrs. Margaret Jenny , who lias been
ono of the best known ladies In Waterloo
for many years , died sit hoi residence on
the 18th inst. , of blood poisoning.
A largo pelican was shot near Storm
hake ono day last week which measured
eight and one-half .feet from the tip of
ono wing to the tjp of the other , and
whoso logs were sixteen inches in length
Petei Thoilotij a.railroad laborer on
tb.olubuque& Northwestern atDitbuque ,
jumncd from a moving train , alighted on
a pile of dirt and fell back under the
wheels. Ills head was struck by a wheel ,
causing Instant death ,
E. C , Fryo , agent for the United States
Express company nt Herlin , a small
Ktation on the Diagonal road east of
Marshalllown , has been arrested on a
warrant charging him with the embez
zlement of $100 of funds belonging to the
There lives in Sioux City a young
drummer and his charming wife. Their
happy life is undisturbed cxcont when
the young husband comes homo under
the influence of the "ardent" At such
times ho has the suicide fever , nud
threatens to end his life with a razor ,
which his wife has always kept hid , but
recently he bothered her so long that
she concluded that ho was "blnlllng , "
and did not want to die. She went
directly to where the razor was con
cealed'and taking it up , handed it to him ,
Haying : "Take it , you little fooll and
cut your throat , and don'r say so much
about it. " Tlio suicide racket has been
dropped In that household.
Sioux Falls will inako an ofl'ort to se
cure the territorial fair in 1(387. (
The yield of flax in Lincoln county is
fifteon'to twenty bushels per aero.
Stark county has a bonded indebted
ness of $15,000 , but no unpaid warrants.
Girls for domestic service are a scarce
commodity in Rapid City , $25 per month
and board not being sutUcinnt induce
ment to supply the demand.
Tlio average yield of 0,1)50 ) acres of
wheaton the Orandinfarm was33 bushels
and 15 pounds pur aero. On the Mayvillo
farm 4,000 acres averaged 25 bushels and
3 pounds per acre.
A largo building is being erected nt
Slovens , eighteen miloa north of L'ort
Thompson , on the Crow Crook reserva
tion , under the auspices of thuUoninican
fathers , to bo used us a school-for Indian
children. It will bo 40 by ICO feet and
ttirco and a half stories high.
It is understood that Charles Carson
held at Chamberlain on u charge of steal
ing horses at i'iorro , turns out to bo a
noted highwayman and desperado , who
haa been operating south of the Black
Hills for a number of years , and ho is
also wanted in several other places.
A Rapid City woman lias asked for n
divorce because her husband caught her
in a questionable situation with another
man. She does not wnnt bur personal
liberty interfered with , and alleges that
this iii good grounds for u release from
liar lord and master. Shu also status :
' John is too confounded inquisitive. "
Pueblo has a saloon for each 113 per
The hay crop of Safjuache county Is es
timated ut 20.000 ' tons this year , valued ut
The Indians have killed about nil the
doer and other gutnu that formerly woru
in abundance between Carbonate and
There is 30,000 acres nf native meadow
in the San Luis vailuy. The wheat crop
is estimated ut 100,000 biuheUjoaU , 3QJ-
000 ; barley , 48,000 ; potatoes , 400,000 bush
els : hay , MO.OOO ions.
A tragedy similar to the Lnuor case In
this city , occurred at a ranch two miles
from Denver last Monday night. George
Whltomoro awoke suddenly from a rest
less sleep to hear some ono moving about
in his room. He had retired with his
mind burdened with the responsibility of
llio safe keeping of $100 which ho had
lately received and placed In the most
secure place In the house. At the slight
sound ho heard he arose in hi * bed , grasp
ing his revolver ana morally certain that
a burglar had entered the house for the
ptirposo of securing the money. Hu saw
a moving figure , ami taking aim he lired
two shots in quick succession. Then
tliero followed piercing shrieks of n
woman , that chilled Ids blood and made
his heart sick. In those agonizing cries
he recognized the voiee of nis wife , and
know in n motion that ho had shot and
probably murdered his wife. He sprang
to her side and lifted her back tenderly
upon the bed. Thn blood poured from
he.r right shoulder and the left side of her
nook , where the cruel bullets had struck
he.r , Hu died his best to staunch the How
of blood , and then ran lo give the alarm.
One of the bullets penetrated the larynx
and her recovery is doubt fill. The grief
of the husband was heart rending.
Hcnaior Vnii AVyok's Visit to Went
WIJST Pom * , Nob. , Sept. 3D To the
Editor of the HIK : : In the Omaha Daily
Republican of the Kith Instant 1 notice a
communication from this place giving
nn account of an alleged "beer garden
show , " as the title designated It. It was
an ostensible history of the piunle of the
Catholic KnighU , at which Senator Van
Wvck spoke , at the invitation of our
president. Now , without saving a word
for or against General Van Wyck ( who ,
by the by. us abundantly able to take care
of h Insclf ) , it is proper to correct a few
misstatuments of the misguided Renubll-
can correspondent. The writer says ;
"Tho Hon. [ so-and-so ] Van Wyck , after
a big flourish of trumpets , two weeks
advertising , and tlio running of special
trains , has finally been bore , and ex
hibited to an audience of less than three
hundred , at the boor garden , at 10 cents
a head. " - "Van [ WyckJ vehe
mently sawed the ajrfor two hours , " etc.
The above contains five statements
which are untrue mistakes , I presume.
First , no ono ( not oven the society whoso
president invited him ) knew that Senator
Van WycK was coining hero at all , until
precisely eight days before he camo. Tlio
picnic was not generally advertised. 1
venture the assertion that ono half of the
people of West Point did not know the
hour at which the speaking would occur.
This was our fault. I mean thu society's.
Secondly , there were no apodal trains.
Thirdly , ( I know whereof I speak. ) over
ono thousand people were admitted to
the picnic grounds on that day. Fourth
ly , strict ordnrs were issued , that , at , the
line of speaking , no admission fee should
bo charged , 'this , however , was rend
ered rather inpractieable , owing to the
fact that the senator was obliged to le.avo
that evening , and , consequently was
compelled to speak at an early hour.
Fifthly. General Van \Vyck's remarks
did not exceed an hour in length. The
inuendo about the beer garden is one ot
those half truths , which constitute
the worst slanders. Tlio members
of our C. Iv. of A. threatened with crimi
nal prosecution any person offering
liquor for sale upon tno picnic grounds.
The Good Templars had previously held
a picnic on these sumo grounds. I sup
pose the sensitive Republican correspon
dent would consider the picnic grounds
poisoned because they had once been
used for a beer garden. According to
his logic n pilgrim visiting Calvary could
r > e indicted for murder. Truth with the
Ueuublicsin correspondent - is a precious
jewel , whieh shinetn ti'l'ar oil' . Ho famil
iarly call the senator "Van. " This epi
tomizing of the surname is , to say the
least , iii bad taste , especially as Mr. Van
Wyck is nearly sixty-three years old.
But when the correspondent used the
Blessed Saviour's ' name coupled with a
solecism , ho shaves the edge of blas
phemy. Ilo should remember what
Polonius says in Hamlet :
"Bo thou familiar , but by no means
vulgar , "
The above writer may ( : f it suits his
convenience ) hack awaj'tit Nebraska's
senior senator till' his puny arm falls
palsied to his thigh , or , if equal to the
Herculean task , he may how the senator
to pieces politically , like a modern Agng.
But when ho Insulted every member of
the C. K. of A. with n blasphemous dia-
trabe , advertising us as a bevy of beer
guzzlers , ho spnt in the faoo of every
Catholic in the state ; and 1 hereby call
attention to the affront , which might
have been treated with derision or con
tempt , had it not boon repeated by other
.journals until it ceased to be funny The
senator was invited , by the president of
thu C. K. of A. , as ono gentleman of cul
ture would invite another. Is'o means
worosparoa to remove from the nd'air all
political significance whatever. But some
gentlemen seemed determined that it
should have a political significance.
Without oavsing unon the orthodoxy of
the senior senators political creed , our
society considered nim a respectable
member of society , whom our president
had n right to invite hither without ap
plying tor a license to do so.
WILLIAM F. BUYANT.
A DiKKiiBtcul Lieutenant ,
Atlanta Constitution ; During the
war about twenty confederate pris
oners were ut Fort McIIunry ,
stored away in a fodder-loft under guard.
Ono morning Captain Ned Bridges was
playing un innocent , gamu of cards when
the Nick cull wnu sounoed the signal for
ailing soldiers to rooort at the surgeon's
olliee nnd bo uxaminod.
"Lieutenant , " said Captain Bridges ,
turning to a young soldier , "answer sick
call for mo and lot us finish the game.
Go down and personate mo , and tell the
doctor yon want another box othi.s llvur
The obliging lieutenant marched out
and proceeded with othur soldiers , under
escort of the guards , to the surgeon's of
fice. When thu name of Captain Bridges
was called thn lieutenant's face appeared
at thn little olllca window.
"Doctor , " ho began , "thorn pills you
gave mo helped mo up considerably , but
I want another box. I think another box
will fix inn up' all right. "
MJIdn't them pills euro you ? " uske.il
the doctor abruptly , looking over his
spectacles at thn bogus Bridges ,
"No. but another box will fix mo , I
" \\ell \ , well."saidthi , ) doctor half to
himself , "I'll have to change the treat
ment on you , "
Thereupon he picked up a graduating
glass , anil from various bottles mixed tlto
most Infernal raos * that mortal over saw ,
The lieutenant shuddered.
When the villainous compound was
inndo up tlm doctor stirred it vigorously
nnd viciously , and handing it out saldi
"Drink that. "
Tno lieutenant took hold of the glass.
Cold chills ran up and down his spine.
"Doctor , " hu Mammered , "I'd I'd er
hoapruther take the pills. "
"Drink HI" stormed the doctor nml m
the excitement the mouicinu went down
the lieutenant's throat.
When the lieutenant returned to the
fodder-loft ho was very glum. Wliun the
game of cards grow monotonous Captain
Bridges turned and asked ;
"Lieutenant , git thorn pills * "
"Well , " will the captain , "you needn't
bo no snappish about it. What did Hie
"Jluft.iid ho was going to olmiiiie the
thu treatment on you , and if you don't
git well it an't my fault for I have taken
thu nostiwt d d dqso for you lluit ever 1
saw ? "
WITH GLITTER AND MUSIC ,
The Grand Pnrado and Conceit Mark Yos-
tord 7 nt the Conclave.
A MAGNIFICENT PROGRAMME.
Seventy Thousand I'ooplo Crowd the
Street * ol'SU ljoniA to Witness
the Knight * Templar I-Ymlvl-
tles llrllllniit Scones.
The Knights Ten > i > li\r Conclave.
ST. IAU-H , Sept. 'i ) . lly 11 o'clock
fully 10,000 spectators were on the
grounds and silent. Newcomers won )
unchecked and more dun e than ever. The
commaiiderle-i as thov marehed to the parade
grounds were gieoted with ; eheers , which
grew Into tumult n * Hio e of national repute
appeared , .lackson No. Uof JaoKson , Mich. ,
was lirit on die ground , and other competi
tors In the drill IMIIIU in the following older :
Detroit . No. 1 ; LouUvillo 1 , St. llemard ! ,
of Chicago : DeMol.iy 1'J , of Louisville ;
Itopur 1 , ol Indianapolis , and Xlon U oC
Minneapolis. Owing to the fnel that no
prizes or diplomas were to be awarded , nml
no otlicial decision as to the merlU of the
Foinpelltlon was to tin announced , the utmost
gixid leuling prevailed.
It tacked but lltteen minutes of noon when
thoslunal lor the conclave drill to begin wiw
sounded , and Do.Molny commandery of
Louisville matched to the parade grounds.
creeled by thu most enthusiastic applause or
from 15,000 to 'JO.OOO people , who crowded all
nccesslble , and some apparently limcccsslbln
imlnts ot observation. The parade giound
had been trodden into n Held of mud , tenderIng -
Ing the pertormanco of the various evolutions
dow , dltueult and tiresome. However , the
tactics were closely followed , and notable
nu'iircsand movements were creeled with
FolIowliiK tlm DnMolay's retirement , Xlon
No. U. of Minneapolis , touk the ground , mak
ing nn excellent fnniresslou on Its approach.
Dm ing llmprogres.1 ot Its drill considerable
unfavorable comment was caused by the
action ot St Dornnnl cuniiimnderv , ot Chicago
cage , which , attired In a gaudy uniform , with
wlillo trousers and'preceded bv the Thirty-
seventh regiment baud of Ham
ilton , Ont. , marched across the
bonier of the parade ground
to Us position In the roar , somewhat over
shadowing the less conspicuously attlrod Xlon
commandery. Notwithstanding thu disad
vantage under which they were placed , the.
members of Xlon kept steadily on with their
business and In very short order hnd the un
divided attention ot crowds In attendance
and ellcitivl loud and frcimeht applause by
their superb drilling.
To the tune of "Old Kentucky Homo" the
Loutsvlllo commandvry marched up the
field , making a most favorable Impression.
Thoscenoat I o'clock was most brilliant.
The weather wes perfect , a good brccro was
stlrrlnjr , the sun w\s8lilnliii : ? brightly , and
llio candidates were In every
way favorable to the fullest and
most complete enjoyment of the occasion.
Stands and every available .spot In sect UK
distance of the parade ground were packed
with Hncctators. thu knlditly uniforms and
the brilliant costumes of tin ; Indies uniting to
make thu picture most beautiful and Impos
ing. The commandery drills lusted until
nearly o'clock. La Pier commandery , of
Indinnnpolls.t'alled to appear ami DutroltNo.
1 closed the drill with evolutions continuing
At 'J o'clock Leader ( Jllmore began mustering -
ing the various bands of music which were to
participate in the -grand concert , but It was
alter U : : > 0 before they began to marcn to tlio
stand they were to occupy. They were ar
ranged so that the dlll'eroiu kinds of Instru
ments were brought together , and
the "crazy quilt" appearance ot
thu IntermiiiL'lnd uniforms was decidedly
uniiuie. Throughout thu afternoon crowds
of people had been arriving In all sorts of
vehicles and on foot , and when the concert
bewail a conservative estimate of the num
ber of auditors places it at 70,000.
When dl I moro appeared at the front
of this largo collection of musicians
ho was greeted with most enthusiastic ap
plause. After bowing his acknowledgments ,
lie at once entered upon the following pro
gramme , which was carried out to the very
1. Overture , Tannhauser , Gllmore's baud
-.Nearer .My God to Thee , " first time -
softly , by brass instrumunts only ; second
time with full power , united bands. '
a. "llnil Columbia , " by entire brass and
rccil bauds anil drum corps.
4. Concert polkas for cornets , by 1811 cor-
notlsts , with accompaniment by united
fl. "Columbia , " by united band , with artil
0. I'ilsrliu'a Ohoins , Lombard ! , by 150
trombones , tenor horns , baritones anil
oiiphonomes , accompanied by united bands.
7. Selection by Thirteenth Jinttnllon band ,
Hamilton , Out. , alone , under direction of O.
8. The Star Spangled Banner , by united
band , with artillery accompanlmiint.
It. Grand Kest March , Tannhauser , by con
10. America , united bands and drum corps.
11. Military March , united bands uud
Twenty-second regiment , New York ,
13 ! , Grand Sceifa , from II Trovatore , In
troducing anvil chorus , performed by united
bands nnd drum corps , with accompaniment
of lifty anvils played upon by the Itainwater
Killus of tit. Louis and artillery.
ij. ; Old Hundred , by all musical forces com
During the afternoon the weather became
extremely close and hot and six people were
overcome by heat , but In no case are serious
Tn-iilglit thu second Illumination of tlio
city occurred , continuing from 8 o'clock until
midnight. The Flambeau battalion gave a
parade and exhibition on the most prominent
tliproiighfaics of the west end , fvimhoo
commandery of St. Louis , Meld a grand to-
ceptton which was largely attended and
proved a brilliant affair , wlillo all local and
visiting comimuidcrlcs kuptoptm house.
To-morrow a grand parade will follow the
plans made for tr.o parade- Interrupted Tues
day. To-morrow night will occur the trades
procession and another parudu of ttiu Flam
beau club. This afternoon a notable recep
tion was given by Oakland cummandury of
California , at which thousands of callers
weni entertained In Die most magnificent
stylu. _ _ _ _
ST. Louis , Sept. 21 ! Five thousand mem
bers of the Ancient Arabia Order Of KlllldltH
of thu Mystic Slirlnu , one of thu hlghuitt or
ders ot .Masonry , nio In attendance
upon thu Knights Tumnlar concltwu.
Tlie eider Is of Arabic origin , and
as the Arable year ended to-nltlit ; nt
12 o'clock tint Initiatory uer vlcen at that hour
wuiu o unusual liuoriist. Two hundred can-
dhlutcs , mostly fiom till * city , woiu Initiated.
Tim i'eiemiiiiies wuiu con ducted under tlio
nusplcu.i of Medina Temple , of Chicago
cage , ( isolated by Imperial Poten
tate Samuel llrlggs. of Cleveland ,
Ohio. AH nf tlm paraphernalia , costume *
and jewels being In Chicago , tlinsu of the
local temple , were utilized in con furring thu
order upon Candidates. Thu uluhonita r.os-
tunics , rich juwuls , mystic emblems and
rites rendered the ' Kcrvlcus most
Impressive , l'ijevlous to the eerumon lei , thu
sfirlners , us they mil tliiimselvus , formed
III procession at tlio Southern fiotul anil pa
raded tint principal down-town btieuts , each
tempin being accompanied by a bund , Thu
costumes and uniforms wuru of many vavlii-
tius , thu only nrtlcln worn In common being
a red fez. Tliu two tumples which attracted
thu moht attention and luceived the most gun-
urous upnhuisu wuru thosu of Daltlmoio and
ATKINSON , Nub. , Hopt 3l. [ CoiTo.
gpondenco of the IIi'.K. ] Atkinson IH still
growing rapidly , now additions ; xro bo-
; njr laiil ou anil lotH sold very fast. Wo
are destined to iiavu a nice little lioiiiu
iiko city in the mmr future , A force of
jrickluyors are rapidly innvlnz thu new
jrluk Bchool hoiiNii to completion , and
.lio carpenters hammer In hoard In every
! iand , U'u wnnt moru carpenters hern
and wages nru good , from $2,00 to fU.OU
[ ior day ,
\Vu understand thu editor of the Holt
County Kvaiigolist will soon have a iimv
press in niiiiimtc order to eupply the do-
innnd hu linn for pun portrait * nnd re
ligious nuwM in L'onortil. Hiieco * * to the
iindurtaklni ! ,
Atkinson now hr.s about 800 inhabit-
nnta , anil utendily yrowlnjr ,
Our sditlurs nru mostly Americans , nnd
thu lumincb.4 men uru wide tiwako , in-
diutnoitri mon ,
( Jo mo to Atkinson if you wish to enjoy
cutturn privileges in u western stato.
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