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THE OMAHA DAIM BEE : THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25 , 1SSO.
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Tun readers of tliu 15r.n will find in
tills issue an interesting Thanksgiving
story by Harriet Pre.seolt Spollbrd.
NKXT year's ordurs for stool rail ? nro
said to exceed 750,000 , tons. Nebraska
will take u good ( lual more tliau her
share of the total production. It is to be
a grout year for railroad building in
ANOTIIKK social light of Boston has
gone wrong and stands convicted of
i swindling n corporation out of something
$ over $100,000. There scom < to be : i lively
raeo for tlio "boodle" championship
nowadays between New York aldc.nncn
and Hoston deacons , with 15ostoti up to
( lute slightly in tlio lead.
TIIICKK has boon too much lavish gen
erosity displayed by this city in its gifts
of rights of way to corporations. It
.should stop. How much do thu railroads
contribute in taxes to the support of thu
city gove-nmennt ? How many of our
people know that Omaha docs not receive
: i penny in city taxes on the rights of
way of any of the corporations eeniering
iu thu cityV
THE great hobby of nearly nil tlio real
estate speculator * is to put Fort Omaha
on wheels. The schcmo oilers a broad
Held for booming outside acre property ,
which it is expected speculators will pur
chase with u view to imaginary boule
vards to the new fort , and it. will also af
ford a line chance for speculation in parcels -
cols of the eighty acres now occupied by
the old fort.
TUB way that Senator Manderson bull
dozed and bullyrasrged members of thu
board of trade , who were not disposed to
i endorse his Fort Omaha removal bill ,
was not vrry dignified , to say the least.
The senator was invited to bo present ,
but it was entirely out of place for him to
take the iloor against the resolutions to
modify the bill , and to interrupt speak
ers in order to choke them oir by his per
THE organization of the Chicago , Kco-
kuk & Omahii railway means another
big boost for Omaha. It is not a paper
railroad to bo built with wind. The
backers nro Samuel W. Allurton , Noise
Morris and Diamond Joe Reynolds , mil
lionaires evnry one , and three of : i kind
at that. Allorton and Morris are already
heavily interested in South Omahn.wlulo
llcynold.s is interested in Kcokuk. Thu
statement is madu that this road is to bn
begun at oncn nnd pushed as rapidly as
possible , The indications now arc that
Omaha is to become a great live stock
market much sooner than the most san
OMAHA continues to loom up ns a hog
market. The receipts are increasing
daily. Yesterday they readied the very
respectable llguro of 0,000 , which with
thosn loft over from the day before , made
11,100 head on sale. Yesterday's sales
worn 8,000 head. The growth of the
business at the South Omaha Union
look yards is exceeding all expectations ,
nnd the yards are now found to bo luad-
cquato to the demand for room. The
stock yards company should not lose n
day in enlarging the yards to a capacity
of 15,000 , head per day , and bo pioparod
to make other enlargements when
needed , which will bo iu the near future.
Mi : . JOHN T , 15ii.i : , , writes to the
Ittrakl to make n suggestion in regard ti >
the platting of the poor farm which wo
bollovo will moot with general approval.
It la briefly that the lots platted bo of
generous si/e , suited for handtomo resi
dences and calculated to greatly improve
all the remaining property of the county
which will be put on the market at some
future i\ny \ , Mr , Hell's view of the ease
is that of a number of prominent citizens.
They bellovo that divided into lots of ,
say 75 to 100 by from 175 to 200 foot
depth the property will command much
higher ligurws nt the outset. The east
front lots will be especially desirable
for handsome resilience property and
divided ns suggested will bo
cngorly snapped up. No more sightly and
beautiful locatloucan bo found in Omaha.
Jf the fifty acres to bo sold are divided
into city lots they will bo no moro eligi
ble than those of a do/.cn additions sur
rounding the poor farm. Let at least a
part of the property be dividediuto largo
and ample plots of ground. Tho.y will
pay bettor returns , draw n bettor class of
buildings and improve by M per rent
moro than would othcrvvisjo bo thu case
remaiudcr of the poor farm -property.
The Onopt-rmicc erIn
In nccordntico with the president's
proclamation nnd these of the governors
of the several states , to-day will bo unl-
viTiuIly observed ns n dny of general
thanksgiving throughout the country.
The annual festival of colonial Nuw
Kngland , like Jo many other Now Eng
land ideas late to take root , has spread
beyond its usual routines and now blos
soms in i-vury state of the union. It is
the one holiday on our national calendar
which wo ewe to the Puritan forefathers.
Theirs was not n religion of festivities.
Its doctrii'cs nnd precepts had an inti
mate connection with practical Itfo , with
tin- duties of individuals to individual * or
of i-iti/cns to the state. To them Thanks
giving had n deep religious significance.
The groaning table with iUs turkey , roast
shoat and cider was not attacked until
Mich worldliness hail been previously
atoned for by a morning spent in tn'o
straight back pews of the meeting house ,
listening to the weighty exhortations of
tin- village minister. It furnished the 0110
sermon in the year , barring the annual
election day discourse , when the minister
felt free to leave the doctrinal paths for
a ramble in the by-ways of politic * , and
when thanks lor a bountiful harvest , were
joined with a lively eastigation of men
nnd measures which fell under the church
ban. The day Wo celebrate has lost
much of the peculiar religious siguill-
canee of n narrow ereed which it once
pofihesM'd. It has become Instead the
national harvest home. Introduced
into the calendar of the union
by Abraham Lincoln in the
dark days of 180' . ' , it has since been
regularly ordained by .successive proc
lamations. Its peculiar JitM-ss , even
from a secular son < -o , is generally recog
nized. It is the HiiooecMir of the vintage
festival of Southern Kurope , nnd the har
vest homo of northeren climes. Garn
ered fields and gathered crops' make
smooth iUs path. Barns and cribs tilled
to overflowing with tlin wealth of mead
ows and farms , furnish it n theme.
Whilst cities and towns , which share in
the general prosperity resulting from the
industry of the tillers of the soil and tin ;
rich increase of our agricultural sections ,
join heartily in the general observance.
Thanksgiving has also become a holiday
of national retrospection. Wo are apt to
count our annual .sum total of blessings
asa country from one fomtli Thursday
in .November to another. A hundred
thousand pulpits revise the record. A
score of millions of papers descant upon
the general prosperity , or cheerfully
point out in times of depression the signs
of future promise. It is n pleasant feat
ure of the day. Croakers have no place
in its observance. It is the holiday for
optimists. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Tlio Business Situation.
The condition of trade at the middle
of another week shows a marked im
provement. The raising of the snow
blockade and the adjustment of labor
troubles in several industries have promoted
meted n better feeling , which shows it
self in increased trading nnd n more
rapid movement of commodities from
points of production to distributing
center. ? .
Production and consumption in most
departments are well balanced , and both
nre active. The results of the season's
business show n marked improvement in
all directions , and it is an encouraging
feature in the situation that the change
for the better lias thus far developed but
little tendency to speculation or over
trading. Asidu from the increase in rail
road building nnd equipment , and the
consequent expansion of iron nnd steel
production , there are few conspicuous
evidences of an extension of
industrial ontorDrises , and the temper
of traders generally is very conservative
The iron trade is showing increased
activity and strength. Demand is es
pecially good for materials for railway
construction am' equipment ; the entire
industry is on a good footing and
confronts n most encouraging outlook.
Heavy contracts have been placed this
week in Pennsylvania mills for stool rails
for spring delivery.
The grain markets nro featureless
from a speculative standpoint , but in
bolter shape for legitimate business for
that reason. The public is taking lit
tle interest in grain as n speculative in
vestment , ns evidenced by complaints
from Chicago and other centers of a
noticeable lack of "outside" orders
either to buy or sell. Export trade In
moderately active , and is encouraged by
the comparative steadiness of values
growing outof the indifference of specu
lation. Demand for corn tins boon , if
anything , less active than it was last
week , but the foreign inquiry for wheat
is very fair. Exporters show no disposi
tion to buy at higher prices , and their
conservatism combines with the full re
ceipts and ample stocks to thwart any
attempt to force the market to a much
to Time. .
About throe years ago the council
granted to thu It. A M. railroad
company the right of way across
lower Karnam street nnd virtually do-
nati'jl largo tracts of land in the shape of
streets and alleys in connection with this
grant , under the pretext that the Burling
ton road needed n connection with the
Omaha & St. Paul road. The condition
under which this grant was made wus
that the IJurlington road was to erect a
stone pier and iron viaduct across its
tracks in connection with Knrnaui street ,
and the grade of Fnrnam was changed
iu accordance with this plan. The man
agers of the Hurlington agreed to have
the viaduct built within one year , When
the year was up they asked for another
year's extension , which was granted by
thu council. That year has again expired
nnd thu road has done nothing to fullil
its part of the contract.
When one party to an agreement lails
to comply with its share , the compact
falls to the ground. It now becomes thu
duty of the council to take action in the
premise * . The streets of Oimiha wl.ich .
the liurllngton road now occupies with
out any equivalent should cither bo re
opened or the road should bo compelled
to build at once. No moro promises
should bo taken. The company now oc
cupies half n million dollars worth of
public property without paying a dollar
for it. In other chies railroad companies
which ate granted a right of way through
streets and alloys are obliged to pay for
that right and to eoii.-truct and maintain
viaducts across their tracks costing often
hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Hiirlington road secured this right
of way on ltd , own proposition. It
pledged itself . < tp vliiduct its tracks.
within twelve months , ami it has
taken no stops to comply with its con *
tract obligations. Meantime lower Far-
nani , which formerly was the main road
wav to the river bank and to Council
Binds when the river was frozen over , is
now and lias for two yearn boon closed.
There Is no excuse for further forbear
ance , The road should bo brought to
Tun antlou of the president In restor
ing District Attorney Heiiton was n seven *
setback to his mugwump admirers. Some
of tin * newspapers of that stripe h ivcbc.cn
candid enough to confess their disap
pointment and acknowledge that it wns
a square back down , while others have
mad" most unfortunate- work in their
oll'orts lo llml a plausible apology for it.
In this , however , Mr. Cleveland , who
oiiirht to have been be > t qualified for thu
task , utterly nnd ridiculously ln.il.id ,
which should have suggested to his
would-be apologists the folly and futility
of any attempt on their part to explain
away this complete and humiliating sur
render , Out there is another feature of
this matter which is most aggravating to
this Cleveland contingent , and that Is
the palpable partisanship which It dis
closes. At about the same time and for
the same olVcnco that ISenton was sus
pended in Missouri , District Attorney
Stone , a republican , was suspended in
Pennsylvania. Stone , however , has not
been reinstated , though it Is Raid ho has
asued to be. lie lias no senators to light
his cause , neither can ho inllueiice the
delegation from Pennsylvania to the next
national democratic convention. The
disadvantages of Mr. Stone's posi
tion arc obvious. But just men who
believe that there may bo justice
oven in polities will insist that the rule
by which Benton , the democrat , was
jadgod , is equally applicable to Stone ,
the republican , and that the failure to
make it so is plain , unvarnished parti.-an-
ship. Were Mr. Cleveland the high-
minded and unparlisan reformer his
friends claim , ho would bo incapable of
the discrimination he has shown in this
matter ; ho would at least have given Mr.
Ktono to understand that the opportu
nity was open for an explanation and
that it would be duly and fairly consid
ered. The clear inference from the presi
dent's course in the matter is that repub
licans in office are to be judged by one
rule of fidelity and democrats by. an
other. iS'o one can hereafter doubt that
in cubes where the munition or interests
of Mr. Cleveland are involved ho is capa
ble of being ns boldly and shamelessly
partisan ns any man in the country.
TUB workinirinen of Philadelphia are
proposing to emulate the example of
their New York brethren and nominate
a candidate for mayor. The movement
is organizing , but it has not yet proceeded
so far as to bring forward any one prom
inently identified with or representing
the labor interest Philadelphia may not
have a Henry CJeorge , and if the workingmen -
ingmon of that city nro wi.so they will
not invite defeat by nominating a man
wholly unknown to the gononl public ,
however worthy ho may be from their
point of view. The Philadelphia Uccord
makes a suggestion lliat thu workingmen
would do well to act upon. It is that
they nominate Mr. George \ . Childs , of
the Leilr/cr , in advance of any partisan
nomination. Such an action would bo
a most proper recognition of ono of the
foremost philanthropists of the dny , who
has been all his life a svorker , and whoso
interest in the cause and welfare of labor
has been always active and sincere. Ho
illustrates this kindly andiionerous inter
est in the consideration he extends to his
employes , which takes into account not
merely their years of usefulness , but
makes provision for the time when they
shall no longer bo able to work. It is
not assured that Mr. Childs would accept
a nomination. Ho certainly would not
do so for personal gratification. Lie is
understood not to have any ambition for
political place or honors. But the workingmen -
ingmon would honor themselves by mak
ing him their candidate , and if the nom
ination was given him as nn expression
of their confidence and respect ho would
very likely consider acceptance a duty.
Mu. MANDKiiaoK'a mouthpiece , the
Kcpnbllcan , goes out of its way to attack
Mr. Herman Kountzu by charging that
ho is largely responsible for the opposi
tion to the Mamlorson bill to put Fort
Omaha on wheels. This is in full keep
ing with the entire course pursued by
the senator and his colleagues since the
Fort Omaha removal scheme has been
set on foot , Mr. Kountzo has taken no
part whatever iu the controversy. Ho
was not present at the meeting of the
board of trade when the resolutions ask
ing congress to delay action on the bill was
adopted. Ho has not boon present at
any other meeting when the Fort Omaha
bill was under discussion. He has not
inspired ono word that has been pub
lished in this paper on this matter. The
only thing Mr. Kuunlzo has done is to
set a definite price upon his 155-aere tract
west of the fort , ill the request of a mem
ber of the board of trade commit-
too. Mr. Kount/o placed the pneo
nt 500 per aero , which Mr. Manderson's
organ denounces as exorbitant. At
Washington Mr. Mauderson has repre
sented that no land near the fort could
be bought for less than $ ' . ' ,000 or $11,000
per acre. It was by just such exaggerated
estimates that the war department has
been led to believe that tlio enlargement
of the fort to 200 oriMO acres would cost
half a million dollars.
TUB prince of Wales U credited with a
good many Hcml-demoeratio srmtimontri ,
and those who were offended at the at
tentions which he lavished upon ( lain-
bettn will find now caiuo for disquietude
at the reception given by the prlnco to
the deputation of I he London trades
council at Sandringham. The prince
gave them n lunch , and in response lo the1
resolution of tiio metropolitan workingmen -
men , thanking him for his scheme of
chunp admission to the colonial and In
dian exhibition , he said .that nearly a
million and n quarter of working people
wore thus enabled to visit thu exhibition.
This little episode , so pleasing mid profit
able to the laboring classes , furnishes n
striking contrast to the repeated snubs
being administered those days to the un
employed workingmen by Prime Minister
Salisbury. His recent letter informing
the social democratic federation that lie
needs no nUvlcu in reference to the suf
fering poor of London , as well as his re-
fus.'tl to remain in London and receive a
deputation of laborers , will bu used
uifain&t him , before- ' the country upon
uvcry occasion. '
'TUB campaign liar 19 not .yet dead.
The agents ot iheVanWyck opposition
are sending to eastern pnpers voluminous
telegrams from Lincoln giving tlio anti-
Van Wyck strength in tin. ' republican
ranks of the coming legislative session
at 71 , This nston shlng estimate loaves
the general just 2.1 .supporters . , which is
considerably less than half of the votes
confidently claimed by his supporters.
The Lincoln liar overshoots the mark.
Ills yarns carry their own dcnltil on the
Tbcy Will ttlvo Thnnks.
McShanc will bless his stars that ho
was riiiuiln against the easiest man In the
illotrlct to hi at.
PostinnMcr Coutaiit rale Ids volco In
praise over thren new carriers and an equal
number of clerks.
* * >
.lolm Sahlor chants a EOIIZ of thank < iclvliiR
that his Job of "srcliu ; " the country members
of the IcKKlaiuio In the interest of the rail
roads still hulds out.
Dr. Miller raises his Kbonpzorovcr the com-
rlfiloii of the Holt line to Deerileld and Sey
The turkeys tronorally thank heaven that
the worst Is over.
Mrs. Ouster , the wnlow of On. Cuslrr , Is
broken in health and Is seeking rostoiatlon In
licit ; liner county , X. Y.
Fred Dubois , who has been elected dele-
uato to coiuicss from Idaho , left SpriUKlieltl ,
111. , only three years aijo ,
II. ( . ' . Harmbi'o , of the Hoptou Ideal Opera
company , says ho Is now just old enough not
to want the public to know how old lie Is.
It now transpires that Prince Koiuat/.u.who
IH traveling In this c < > mitry , Is on Ids way to
Kimlaud tocoulertlie'Order of the Chrysan
themum" ' on the Piiiice of Wales ,
Noah S. Hunt , the rich anil eccentric New
Yorker , who Ilvort utterly alone In the mid&t
ol ( iiitliam's millions , is Mid to have left a
will locked up In a safe , the combination of
which no living per.suii knows.
"IJIIl" 1'aikcr , who died In Murray , Idaho.
the other day , was widely known ami lined
In Colorado , where ho made and lost moro
big lortunes than any man iu the. state lie
ilicd poor , after possessing millions ,
Dr. Hamilton Grlfllu , stepfather of Alary
Anderson , Is at piescut in Denver , Col. llo
has puiehased a ranch In lhatstate tor his
sou Frank , and the two will occupy them-
bolve.s with cattle-raising on their ! i,000 acres
Mr. Gladstone will soon receive a hand
some proM-nt from his feminine admirers In
New Zealand. A number of Auckland ladles
are preparing for him nn album of native
ferns , the collection beimj admirably com
plete , while the album itself is a line speci
men of Now Zealand woods and skilled cole -
o iixi ; rr nkm ns i p.
JVeio Yolk Tribune ,
The verdict of the public , sitting as a core
ner's jury tipiiu the wasted uodv of civil ser
vice icform , is that U died of inanition.
A Kel'orin Hants.
. /.irtif.si' lie CtnnmerclHt.
The next president who Is elected upon a
reform basis should understand that the
watchword "reform" Is used In politics only
to call attention trom the tricks by which
elections nro carried , ami that it is best to
forget it Immi'itlatoly afterward. Hail Mr.
Cleveland known this , ho might be much
more solid with his party to-day.
Full many a turk of fattest form serouo
The gay nml festive tanner rears with care ;
Full many a goose ami thick of. f Attest mien
Will pour its fragrance oil Thanksgiving
No Ad miration for It.
The Journal never bad any admiration for
the laws or morals wiilch send a hurso thief
to the penitentiary ami a land grant or cor
poration grabber to the United States sen
A Great Statiit'cnl Fcftt.
A sealskin sacnue for the liarthohll statue
would cost 5i7" > ,4 3 , a decent bounot SIMM
and n pair of shoos 81,487. The above statements -
ments are madu in order to "scoop" and si
lence the statistical fiend.
Dr. Douglas' Ijegacy Paid.
JN'CIO Vorfc 6'im.
Dr. J. 11 , Douglas , who \vas Genor.il
Grant's physician and sacrificed his prac.tlco
and his Health In his devotion , maks the fol-
lowim ; statement in the Church Union : "On
Sunday mornlmr , Nov. 31 , I received n note
from Colonel Grant Including his mother's
check for tlio full amount of the bequest , for
which 1 am sincerely and dcoplv grateful.
You are at liberty to use this statement as
may seem best to you. " There Is evidently
an error In the date ulvun by Dr. Douulos.but
the main fac.t that ho has been paid Is cer
tainly correct. Tliu Grant family should bo
congratulated on having done what Is right
and proper with Dr. Douglas.
Tlio Democrat * ) ' Tlmiks-jlviiis.
Wo thank Thee , Lord , that Thou hast sent
Our partv such a President :
Thro' heat nml cold. O Lord , we stand
In every quarter of tlmlaml ,
\Viih mouths upllttcd , if mayhap ,
Our lips may touch ollloial pau ,
And thaukliil are we that wo may
Stand waiting thus day after day.
U'e doour duty by the Mate ,
We servo who only stand and wait ,
borne bloody tyrant , wild and rmle ,
Alight give "innocuous ilesm tiidn"
To all our hopes and all our fea M ,
llv cnttiUL' oil' our heads ami ears ;
Thi'ielori * we're tlmiiktul to bo blest
Witn one who lets us wait at rest.
We thank 'I heo lor tint mii''wumps , too ,
Those noble patriots , leal and true ,
Who get thu jobs wo wfint to till
AmldutiblKln I ho public till ,
We thnnk Thee for the great reform
Which , o'er the country , like a storm ,
Has swept with strung , resistless tale ,
Ami lettiiK Dcmociatsimtslilu
To wage a reaseles > , payle.ss strife
With dull affairs of nrlvato life.
Wo th.uik Then for all these. O Lord ,
Because It is our best'rtnvard ' ;
"I'is noble , after all our tolls ,
To yield to others all tb spoils I
"I'is noble ! aye , ami | lmt' enough |
"I'is noble , but it's P. d. rouith !
lK' IX I'Olt.
Keltic il 'ant.
Nothing U lo t ; Urn drop of dew
Which trembles on thitJeaf or ibwer
Is but exhaled to tail anew
In hummer's thunder-shower :
Perchance to Mdmt within thu how
That troiits the sun at tall of day ;
IVrchuiiro to bparklo in the llu\v \
Ol lountnlus lar away.
Nothing Is lost the liniP.it f-eed
IJy wild birds borne or breezes blown ,
Finds something suited to Its need ,
Wherein 'tis M > WII ami giown.
The lamcmigti of some household son ? ,
Thu perl iimo of emu cherished llower ,
Though untie from outwaid sense , belong
To memory's after-hour.
So with our words ; or harsh or klu J ,
Uttered , t'lty ' are not nil forgot ;
They have their iiitluencu on the mind ,
Puss on but perish not.
So with our deeds : for good or 111.
They have their powersc.irco understood ;
Then let us use our better will
To muku them rife witu
STATK AND TttlUUTOUV ,
Nellgh had a taste of a coal famine lost
Hastings has nn attack of matrimonial
The West Point paper mill is running
night and day ,
Schuylor has . * > 3 ! ) pupils enrolled in her
public .schools ,
A Knox count v pig lias a foreleg shaped
like a human hand ,
Dodge county luw been divided mlo
Thcyounji niPii of Seward have organ
ized n republican club.
Thanksgiving motto for the monopoly
crowd , "Pence UKI ; Still. "
Hastings has organized a base ball com
pany , with n capital of = K > ,0 )0. )
Tim streetcars of Dos Molncs will bo
heated with snuaro box stoves.
lion. J , K. I'lshburn , of Saline counly ,
will take his cranberry sauce with a loiig
Atlvlco to diners out : Don't got "loo
full tor utterance , " and give the "festive
board "a rest.
(5. A. Montgomery , a crack shot of No-
brnokn City , fired off two lingers of Ids
right , hand in n recent hunting match.
An Atkinson counter jumper drew n
? , "il)00 ) prize In a lolturr. He has bounced
HID proprietor nnd will run thu store him
Columbus City is just now agitated
by a number of scandals. Two sad cases
of conjugal infidelity came to light last
The four-year-old son of William Ah-
boit , of Orif , who was lost last week , in
the blizzard , was found Head Saturday
Tony Norrls , of Nebraska City , was
sentenced to live years in the penitentiary
for robbing a man in the streets a few
The Iteatrlco Democrat is thankful that
the gracious smiles and seductivoshowers
of tally of the "ynumr democracy" will
never moro saturate ils sanctum.
The Omaha section of the slaughter
house democracy will feast on the bird
of harmony , dressed with the Second
ward returns and "cutthroat" sauce.
P. J. O'Sullivan will snnd up from the
peaceful vales of private life n besom of
thankfulness that ho is loosed from the
grip of delinquents nnd deadhead adds.
The organization known as the Socie
ties for Christum Kndeavor will hold
their first state conference at Dos Molncs ,
commencing December 7 and continuing
through the llth.
A gilded youth of Neligh stoln his
father's horse , sold it in Norfolk , nnd got
glorioulv loaded with corn juice. He so
ocreil up in time to receive his father's
blessing with a strap.
Thc.ro is a strong probability that the
long felt nuisance of pictorial roosters
will soon be. suppressed. An eastern
genius lias invented a machine to pre
vent roosters crowing.
Kditors Morton , Marvin nml Slieman
will fill a "long felt want" to-day with
the faded remnants of the packing house
bugle , and give thinks devoutly for the
hollow privilege of living.
The Chambers Journal is n late addi
tion to the rustling ranks of Holt county
journalism. In politic" it is republican
straight , with a club in soak for barnacles
and tricksters. L. A. Woodward is pro
Eastern capitalists are tumbling over
one another to place loans on Holteoiinty
lands. As there are ten books full cif
mortgages in the clerk's office , it looks
very much as though they had succeeded
in their tumbling.
Monsieur Morton , P. M. , Nebraska
City , sends greetings to Editor Sherman ,
of Plattsmouth , on their bounce from
the fountain of bourbon youth. Mi.-o.ry
loves company , oven in the gory corri
dors of the slaughter house.
The night editor of the Fremont
Tribune describes a brilliant meteor
which .shot through the horizon of his
vision recently. It was a barkeeper's
shooting slick followed by "Here , you
duller , pay for those drinks. "
The bold MeDonough of the O'Neill
Tribune is doubly thankful Hint an ap
preciative constituency retained him as
loader of the home guard by several ma
jority. The bannister of senatorial fame
was not greased for the occasion.
William Edgorton and William Cor-
ruth , two Plattsmouth young men who
fitted up n scow and started for Florida
two weeks ago , brought up against an
ice gorge near St. Joe and narrowly es
caped drowning. They returned homo
Specimen native honesty : Small boy
on 'South Thirteenth street mournfully
tells his companion , "That woman iii
there gave mo a live-dollar gold picco in
change for a nicklc. " "What did you
do with it , JimmieV" "Like a darn
slicker I gave it back to-oro. "
William Lyons , on a visit to his father
at Hod Oak , was taken sie.b during the
severe storm last week. While suffering
under mental derangement ho strayed
from his bed out into the storm. When
found his hands , feet and face were so
badly frozen that ho died soon after.
A north Nebraska paper cheerfully in
forms its readers : "Our insides this week
contain a miscellaneous assortment of
domestic and foreign news , a serial story ,
matters personal and general , n line mess
of cabbage , n yard of bologna , four
pounds of clioeso and about a quart of
double-stilled , unroctilicd wrath. "
A Sohuyler man was summoned on a
jiiry. Ho walked into the court room ,
drew off. his eont and throw it over the
balusters. A large , empty llask dropped
out of the inside pouket onto the Iloor.
The juror gathered it up and meekly in
quired if ho wns competent to sit. Ho
was informed that if ho would gnt the
bottle filled and pass it to the court ho
could remain in the box.
West Point , at last , has something
novel in the way of now eivio society.
Many towns still keep up the good old
custom of thu charivari , but it remained
tor the Quean City to organize a chari
vari society , whoso only object is the
ushering of the nuwly wedded through
the fatal portals which load , porclianco ,
to thu beautiful realm ot connubial fe
licity , perchance alas , you know too
Dan Crowley , a ICnox county farmer ,
pulled up.itakcs a year ago lo get out of
the roach of railroads , and moved to n
point where he thought "no railroad
would out him up. " After Dan had got
nicely sullied in his now homo , the sur
veyors returned from Ponca to Martins-
burg , and Martud the line towards Sioux
City by way of Elk creek , which survey
came along and deliberately passed
through Dan's garden , within a few feet
of his door.
The Heatrico waterworks wore de
dicated with great enthusiasm Tuesday.
Visitors wore received at the opera house
at 11 o'clock , and addresses were mado.
In the afternoon there was a parade of
the military and lire departments , A
ruce of'ono hundred yards between the
Kilpntriek and No. 1 hose companies , of
Healricc , was won by No , 1 in fifty-eight
seconds to Kilpatriuk's .sixty-three
feccondti. Coupling was made and a
stream thrown by each eonipony. The
works nro of the Holly system and cost
$80,000. Them am six and u halt miles
of pipes , twoOasgoll pumping engines ,
an engine house , a well , and sevonty-livo
hvdrauts. 1'ho contractors1 test In thu
afternoon was satisfactory.
Sunday shoving is prohibited in Sioux
The first banquet of the society known
HH .Nativo lownns will occur at Do.s
Aloinus on' the evening of December .
Tnroo saloon keepers In Keilhsbiirg
havd voluntarily handed in their licenses
nnd closed their saloons , the busines
bciiiK unprofitable. Three moro saloon
keepers nro still In the business there.
Ics Monies furnishes the first coasting
accident of the season. On Saturday n
pair of "bobs" loaded with boys and
girls collided with nn express wagon and
ono boy wns rendered insensible by the
the blow. Proper care brought 1dm
The Dcndwood jail cost $7,500.
The Rapid City Journal prefer * the
opening of thoSioiiv reservation to settle
ment , to the admission of Dakota to state
It is reported that west and northwest
of Mitchell no trace of the snow bliz/ard
exists. That locality In reported to have
boon pleasant nil of last week.
Htisincss was entirely suspended for a
while on Friday nt Sioux Falls to give the
business community a chance to gel even
with each ether through the spattering
The Iron Hill mill shut down on Fri
day , having been in operation eleven
months , turning out aipiarterof amilllon
of dollars. The stock , which six months
ago sold at $7 , now goes beirgmg at ! ( )
llallroml Monopoly In Nebraska.
POOICMAN'B HANOIII : , Neb. , Nov. 23.
To the UIKI : Can we still continue to
boast of our republican institutions , our
American idoaof no aristocracyof equal
ity lo all men , when wlHiln fifty years a
power has arisen which , if properly con
trolled , would have been a blessing to our
nation , but managed ns it is under the
English idea , threatens worse slavery to
fanners nml small capitalists than is now
berne by the Irish under England's yokeV
It is the just assertion of Ilio citizens of
the United States that wo have no uris-
tocrae.y by right of birth , and that such
aristocracy Is impossible here , for pare
was taken by the framers of our con-titu-
tiou that norightof primogcnitureshoiild
exi.st , in order to prevent large accumu
lations in the hands of one person.
When an Englishman comes to this
country with his pocket full of railroad
bonds , and sees a farmer drive up to the
coal depot and say , "Lord So and So.
how much coal can I have to-day ? "
knowing ho can get it only of the rail
road's agent , in quantities and at prices
to suit himself , ns no one else is allowed
to handle it , don't , you think the Englishman -
man has n good opinion of this
great and glorious country , and laughs
iu his slcevo at the idea of a republic
run on the most damnable aristocratic
Shall wo allow the railroads to con
tinue taking in the western eoal fields as
they have the ea.stcrny Of V70)00 ! ( ) neres
ot anthracite coal lands in Pennsylvania
1I5,000 ! are owned by six railroads' , whoso
aggregate capitalization amounts lo
$500,01)0,000 ) , while the actual cost of the
roads and equipments for running is
§ 11-1.000,000. Will the members of our
legislature look into this , and see ' .hat
they get no more hold on the coal lands
of ( ho west ?
If you take out n charter for the City
of Omaha , do you expc.it it to mean that
you can run the whole slate of Nebraska
with it ? When the state grants to n com
pany a charier allowing right of way
through the stale , it is only lor tlm ac
commodation of th > > pubiie and not to
enable a few to speculate in property
and locate and control the business of
the state. Is not the late strike in Chicago
cage attributable to t > 'o railroads , as by
their present system of pooling and dis
criminating they cause capital lo con
centrate in largo cities ? How many
packing houses iu small town's
have closed ' their doors .1111 !
have seen their business swallowed up
by the gigantic packing business ol Chic
ago , all because the r.-iilrouds discrimin
ated against thorn in freight rates ? Why
.should railroads give bettor rales to
packers in largo cities if they do not
themselves profit by it ? Many railroad
ollicials are silent partners in the many
important industries , as pork packing ,
grain , coal and oil traffic , so they may
profit by the special rates. They do not
dare to publish the actual earnings of
their roads , knowing the people would
rise in arms if the truth were known.
What use is it lor us to plant , sow and
reap if we have no voice in marketing
our products. While Sam Jones is serv
ing the Lord wo have to servo n higher
power the railroad monopolies 1 see
lie represents the Lord and the farmer in
partnership , the farmer ploughing , and
luiviuir the Lord do the niininir and
shining , but ho does not mention the
other partner , the railroad , who comes
in after the harvest nnd says , 1 will lake
what I want first , nnd the Lord nnd the
farmer can have the balance.
An arrow point made of ivory was
lately extracted from the breast of a
goose shot near Colusa , Cal. As there
are no savages nearer than tlio arctic re
gions with whom ivory is plenty , the
conclusion is that the arrow was made
from thu tooth of a walrus and shot into
the breast of the bird by nn Esquimaux.
The skin o ( the goosu had grown over
THE SANTA FE EXTENSION.
The rrobalilllty or Ita Ilelng Huilt
Kansas City Star : Judge George W.
McCrary , general counsel for the Atchl-
sou , Topeka & Santa Fo , returned from
Topeka , this morning. In reply to the
questions as lo the legal status of the
Sania I'o's proposed ( intension from Kan
sas City lo Chicago. Judge McCrary
said that the proper companies had been
organized and incorporated in the states
of Missouri and Illinois nnd most of the
legal preliminaries to the building of
Kiich a roai ) arranged. The right of way
had been secured at points wlu-ni it was
doubtful and It was only iieeossury to go
on , let contracts nnd build liie road.
"The road will be built to Chicago ,
"That is a question for the general
managers to answer. So far : ill Ih-j
proper Mops have been taken with t'mi '
end m view. "
"Do you think such an extension would
bo a good thing for the Santa Ku com
pany as well ns for Kansas Ciy : ? "
"h would iindonbleilly be a good thiig :
for Kansas City nnd probaOlv a good in-
ve.-tmcnv for Ilio Santa Fo. The company
has fi.OOO miles of road we-,1 of the
Missouri , covering a vast amount of
territory , now practically its own which
it can do no bettor lo protect nnd seen re
than by the eon.slriict'on ' of its own line
to the lakes. It is ilin necessity for Us
own outlet for this big domain , independ
ent of precarious trallio arrangements
with oilier roads , which has urged Hie
Santa Fo company to organi/.u in Missouri
and Illinois and project this plan of an
independent line to I'hR'agu.
"As tlm matter takes shape , " said a
well posted raihoad man this morning
"I do not see what belter move the Santa
Fo folk.s cuidd niuku than lo build tills
lino. It has been iifL'od that there are
too niijny roads now between the .Mis
souri river and the lake * , but that would
make no dillurenco to thu Sunia IV It
would have its cxtui'bions in Kansas ,
Tuxa.s , Colorado , Arizona nml its Cali
fornia business to turn over to the new
line at Kansas City. Ucaidus , the route
ns.surveyed would run through northern
.Missouri , a county capable of great de
velopment with cheaper lands , better for
agrioultiiro and iivo sleek than any part
of Kansas , and with fewer railroads than
any settled part of Kansas has .now.
Tins country wonjd settle up rapidly nipl
noon become yi-ry valuable for
local business. The Xntcmiutt
that If the Santa Fo builds to Chicago the
Hurlinglon or Alton will at once invade
the Santa l-o territory in southern Kansas -
sas and Texas is a mere blurt" . They won't
do it. The 'Frisco , the Union Paeliie.tho
Hock Island and the Santa I'o have
already built as many oMensions in
Kansas , or have thorn now bill Id Ing , as
the stuto ran support in fifty years.
AFTER THIRTY YEARS.
A CHRP Wltli lioiiu'etLire Than tlic
tmwyors nml the liitluanN.
Thirty years of litigation has been
brought to a elo. o at Madison , Georgia ,
by the settlement of the Eubntiks cslnte.
Iu isio a yoiingmaii mimed Alfred Eu-
bankseamc hero from North Carolina ,
and became overseer for Dr. Kundolph.
Hy sharp trading he soon became the
owner as well as the over.secr of the es
tate. In 18T > 7 ho died childless and inte.s-
tale. Light brother * set up a claim for
the property. Of tin-so brothers hvo
WITH whole blood nnd three were half.
Tlio live full-blood brothers enjoined the
administrators from paving to the three
half-blood.s were the children of the
hlder Eubanks' .second wife ; that she had
married him without the formality
of a divorce trom her Ural husband , whom
she supposed to bu dead ; that after the
birth of her third child the Enoch Ardeu
In the ease reappeared and created n sen
sation in the family. Tins injunction
suit was carried to the slate supreme
court in 1S , ' > 9 , which decided that the half-
blood.s were illeuitimale. An appeal was
taken to the United Slatessupreme court ,
which decided that the unfortunates were
legitimate. The war prevented further
settlement until its close , when the orig
inal 2 > .00i ) wa.s reduced to $1.000. This
$ ! I.OOO hail to be collected out of the
only solvent , security eu the list , who
fought its colloc'.on . in the courts until
this vear , when ho had to pay over in
stead of the original $ ! lei , 0 principal ,
$0.000 in addition ns Interest. Within
that thirty years the c'-tatn had been in
tlm hands of three separate administra
tors. All the five full-blond brothers are
dead , as well as the four law\ers \ origi
nally retained , Even under'the .settle
ment thus reached three surviving half-
brothers will only gel.WiM ) a piece , as nil
the rest will go to the lawyers.
UP Tlint li'lirhtx and Units Awity.
Jerome- Factotum iu SI. Louis ( Slobo-
Dcmocrat : The authorship of thtiso well
known lines ( brief reference lo which has
already been made in this department )
has for a long period been a matter of
dispusMon. They were , till a compara
tively recent date , supposed to bo in
Hutler's Iludibras , but tlu > y cannot , bo
found in any known edition of that work.
Tlie first instniice of ihe lines beinir in
print occurs in si scarce book , Kay's llis-
lory of the lie.helliou , where Iheyappcar
at page ! ( ) in an impression of the work
printed by Hobert Itrown , near Chri.il's
iio.spitul , London , 1708 , as follows :
llo that liuhl.s and rims a 'ay
.May tmii ami liL'ht another day ;
Kill he that is iu battle slain
Will never live to unlit a'iMin.
In "Tliu Art of Poetry on a New Pl.au , "
nl.-o a scarce book , published by ' . ! .
Ni-wbery , at tinUible ami Sun in St.
Paul's churchyard , London , 17 ( ! ' . ' . "
volume ii , p. M7 , wo read the. extract
being quiited as trom HutlerV Hudi-
For he who jishls ami iinis away
May live In liuht another ilav :
lint he who I iu the h.illle slain
( 'an iH'M'r rise mul u lit auaiu.
Hut , as has already been said , the lines
are not iu Iludibras. In thai portion of
the poem ( pt iii , canto iii , 1'Jll-l ) which
is emoted in tlm Art of Poetry , wo have
For those tint 11 \ imiy llitht again.
Which be can never ilo mat's shunt
Hence Hmelv iiiiinlun'.s no mean part
Uf conduct iu llmmaithd ait.
THE STORY OF A PENSION.
Tlio SnflVrlncH > ! ' a C'tiliin ' Holdier
Allowed l InHiK'je.st Claim
Tniliaiiiinolis Journal : The pension
olliee in this city has tins week paid the
largest pension ever allowed any soldier
of the late war. Tlm amount is * I'J'JI 1 II ,
with $7'J a mouth hercatler , and was paid
to John I' . Moc.r.cf. or. rather , to his
guardian , Morgan Chandler , of ( Ireen-
lirld. Moncrief is a soldier of the Mc\i-
Scan war and the war of the Union. In
the late war he enlisted in Company U- ,
Eleventh Illinois cavalry. Hi.s pension
dates from July ! il. Ibtl , when , in notion
in Sherman's campaign , he was in
jured and beeame violently insane. Ho
was tiiKen to the guard house , and im
mediately after an examination by Mir-
goons WIH : Kent to the ( Jovcriiment ,
Hospital for the Insane , at Washington ,
where he has been c-onlincd since. Hi.s
injury was to bin spinal chord , and was
occasioned by his hoine , whch : had been
shot , falling upon him. For a long time
after tins battle hi * wife , who now lives
at ( ! ruenfield , this state , never heard , iny-
thiug about him , ami supposed hlnideail.
11 is whcrc.ahoulH were then communicated
by ollicersof his regiment. Up to theiiiuo
nf r'eciviiig his pension his wife anil
family have never visited him , as I hey
are in very humble eirfiinistaiices. She
bus , however , managed lo nu.se t heir Iivo
children without ncip from anybody.
Fit/gerald & Pownll. claim agents , of
this city , have been successful in getting
this pension allowed after fifteen years'
work upon it. Tint case was resisted in
every way possible by thu government ,
and rejected on three dillrrciil occasions
by the pension department , which claimed
th'ut disability e\ sled pr.or to cnlUliucni.
The department tried to net nji hereditary
insanity , but an investigation showed
that Monerief had perfect health for Iivo
years preceding his hist enlistment. The
iusu ; was appealed lo tin- secretary of the
interior , win * recommended it lie given In
special exanrneiK. llis discharge from
the army is dated .Inly , IrtS ) , to lake elVci-t
Inly : il , ISil. ( Thi ) government will
doubtless , now I hat his pen nii has been
paid , have him IruiM'crrcd lo Iliinnih and
placed in some si i ) . ' hoipiial tin re , ,10
having unliFl" ' ! at .I.-ieh-o.nilln. .
'I'll K ease Hhovtsin brmf the ppogivsi
in Ilio pensijn hiw and allowance for
total dixaiiilit. ) From JulHI , IS 5 , * M
per muriUi ; from Juno 'I ' , I IIO , f.X.i per
nionlli ; from June -I , 17:2 : , : ! ! . ' , : . " . ti r
imnllifrcMii ; .Juno I , H7-I. $ T ) per HT < M ! | ' ,
from . .Mine . 1H7S " . ! per month. ' 1 ii <
shows liuw well ( lie goviirii'iiuiil can *
lor il disabled ilcfiiiiilms ; yd who woi : < d
; : tlii ! lliu pltiee of poor Moucrief , with his
iwiMiiy two years of insanity , for ihi
iinouiit of pension that go < ; s to his S-.nn-
Iv , Though it is HID lurgeit amount
: vcr paid to a puiis'ioiicr at OIKI lime , it is
HI c.oinpiiiisatiou for a h ntcred , wrn Led
md ruined life like his.
Indiana fiiriiinhns j number of pin-
sinners who have .Irawn nearly as mum
honey us .Monern I but not nil in n > >
ll'atl. tlollll Dome llv , Ot Culinellnii ,
'err , > county , is oin o ; ihr-o. Hi * was
captain ol ( < ouii.inj | ( i , "i-id Indiana , ui.d
IIIIH for many yc.irs bei-n hopu'esKi ' in-
iimo. Iliiriiiir Shcniiiiifri inarch | o the
sen ho was deluded lo take charge ot
great stores ofurpliirt ba gage of tliu
army. Tins was captured > y tlio rebels ,
and he , with oilier \ rUoucr.s taken at the
Miimi time , was t > eni to Libby prison Kv
poiiirc. the hardshi\n \ > ot prison life and
brooding over thu lo-i ot tlic. i ! ston-s
madu htm insaiiK II - , was long an in
mate ol tin ; Iml u < ia hoi , > itul tor the iu-
.sane , but now a harmless , feeble mun. lie
live * NVith an only d iii hler til Cnnmd-
lon. The govcriiia'-nl. in settling hi-j ai'-
count and nrrears pid him sjl.'joo , and
hi * , li.iii-him drawn ri\vr $13,0 JD in pen-
Pi iisiuu nionoY is not ulw'iy.s-piit to the
bcsi UM > . A IIIMIS < > iiT | ul Plymouth ,
Mnrslmil 'I'ounty wliori'Cuufly < lr < w
ovnr $1 Ol i K . ' ' --'iil.i\ ' iic-iig jotil
blindm-s , , Ji.is siuuu . ! < ni. U-u'.fti
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