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WASHINGTON isMin"oriii < rfromn dearth
of pennies , but liuntlrcd dollar bills ptlll
continue to bo ubmulunt in the lobbies ol
Tin : niiino of the new opportunist
] > niiiior ) of Franco is Goblet. This 'u i
very appropriate niiino for n politicu
Alit. Momtisnx has been temporarily
laid out by the defeat of his hori/.onla !
tarill'lednelion bill , but the principle o1
tar ill1 rcduetion lias not been destroyed
Hcvoniie reform will not bo allowed tc
sleep on the plankof part.y pltitlorms
MH Ni.wroMi.i : , who is , o anxious foi
tlio spcakorslnp , is not filled by his habits
for the place. His conduct at Lincoln
last sec-Ion greatly assisted the prohibi
lioa uiovcmciit. Sobnnly i * oi'.t of ti ; ;
first requisites fora speaker of the IIOIHO
AND now Mlvcr is said to iiavo beer
discovered in Arkan-as. Tlio scheme
will not , work. Nothing short of dia
inonds by the puck will stimulate a boom
of immigration to the swamps anil
malaria of that fever .shaken section ol
ousKr has interviewed
President Cleveland and received the
promise that the nominations to the no\\
Nebraska land olliccs shall be handed in
in a few days. The sooner the belter
The delays since the location of tin
Chadron and Sidney olliees have beer
entirely without excuse. No member ol
the Nebraska ilulcgution lias had : mj
hand in preventing the tilling of tin
FAT Hint McOi.Y.\N is still expected al
Home toexplam his political propaganda
in favor of Henry ( Jcorge. Home evi
dently thinks that a priest's time ought
to bo so well occupied with his religious
duties as to le.ivc no opportunity for
aolivo political work on tlio outside.
The preacher in politics lee often muan =
the imstor who neglects his pulpit. It
has not yet been shown that this h
the case with Dr. McOlynn , who seems to
have brains and activity enough to covci
both fields with more or loss success , but
the pope donbtlesi wishes further iif
formation on the situation.
IT is observed that the prcsulcn t doesn ' 1
fellow any haste to give the scimto another
chance at Matthews , Iho colored recorder
of deeds of Iho Uislrict of Columbia. On
the part of the bonalo , however , if \ \ ash-
ington advices can bo trusted , there is an
eager dusiro to reach this ease , and the
general opinion appears to bo that
Matthews will bo more summarily re
jected than before , in order to cmpliasl/.e
the indignation of the senate at the
net ion ol the president in icappointing
him. jMcanwhilo the recorder lias
feathered his nest handsomely , and will
go out of the olllco in very much better
Hlinpu linanciully than when ho entered
it. It is estimated that ho iias received
on an average ? IOO per day in fees , and
on several days binco his incumbency of
the olllco the tees are known lo have
amounted to ' 00 or $1)1)0. ) ) Of course
Matthews is not the least bit anxious to
renew the uncertain contest , and as he
is the protege of the secretary of the
treasury doubtless Mr. Manning will
seu that Iho event is postponed as lon < :
NOT much attention has been given tc
the fact that Secretary liaynnl was
guilty of a deliberate discourtesy to tin
ccnatu in M ml'mg the original papers in
the fisheries correspondence to the House
and duplicate copies to the senate. It
w\s a very significant variation from
the uilo of olllcial etiquette , which oi
course Mr. Hayard was entirely familial
with , and is said to have been designed
to mark the state department's apprecia
tion of thti conservative and cousitl
crate course pursued by the house for
eign affairs committee as contrasted witli
the opposite conduct of tlio foreign rela
tions committee of the fceuato , during
the whole of the last session of congress ,
1'crhapb the secretary of state lias a tail
ground of grievance nguinst the senate
or rather its committee which take :
cognizance of the allaite of his depart
luont , but allowing this to bo fioit doesn'i
appear quite becoming in the 11 nv
otlicor of the cabinet to take this peltj
way of showing his displeasure , li
.shows 'Mr. Bayard to bo a man of uur
rowpr iinmils& than perhaps his wors
Dr. MftttlieWHon'u Successor
1'olitK iai's at tinsl.ite capital aio hoi
always infallible , The other day our
Lincoln letter , in commenting on the
appointment of Dr. Knapp IMS euprnti-
tcndenl of llio Insane hospital , contained
the following imragrapli :
I'rnmlnnit polltl lnns pUle that the
nppointmrnt U tlift choice of General Thaver ,
tlifit the qnostlon of n successor to Dr.
MatUicwMtii had Its corner In the late itnte
We have the very best authority for
contradicting this stntemcul. Jt is both
untrue and misleading. The removal of
Dr. Malthow on was a complete sur
prise to General Tliayor. lie was
not consulted by Governor Dawcs in re
gard to It or in regard to the selection o
a successor. General Thaycr had ex
pressed no choice , because lie had noun ,
lie had no connection with the matter
whatever. The "corner" at the state
convention which the late collector ,
Judge Post.sought to sot up did not in
the least concern tlio governor-elect with
his r.0l ! stalwarts at his back. The "cor
ner" did not oven matoiialixc. It col-
inp&eil before it was over in condition to
exist , Itent down like a card-
house. So much as to tlio relation " ot
General 1 haycr to the change in Hie asy
It has MIIOO transpired that tlio sum
mary removal of Dr. Malthewsou nt the
urgent request of the slate board was not
n mere freak actuated by personal malice.
A condition of affairs has been found to
o\ist that made the change tin absolute
necessity. Whatever sympathy or re-
ficntmoul the friends of Dr. Malthewson
may feel over his removal , it would be
moro discreet for them and much more
creditable to Ihu deposed superintendent
lo let Iho matter rest.
flic IjCKitlntivo Train.
OlUeial notice lias been given lo the
public in general and the members of the
legislature and tlio legislative lobby in
imiticulnr that the JHirliugton will sig-
nali/.c the opening of the new year and
the Lincoln short line by a legislative
train between Omaha- and the capital
city. This train we are told will make
fast time between this city and Lincoln
for the benefit of parties who hold down
beats in the legislature and hang up their
coats in the ante rooms of Iho Iwo houses.
No sooner was HIP announcement of this
fast train made than there arose a very
grave doubt in the mind1 ; ot inloicsled
parlies whether the rules which arc en
forced in Hit1 caat wilh regard to limited
trains would be applied to the Omaha
and Lincoln legislative express. With
out consulting Mr , Perkins or Mr. Hold-
retro , wo venture to assure the anxious
pass holders that limited express rules
will b1 ; suspended on Hie new train dur
ing the es-ion of Iho legislature. Mr.
Maitmettc , Captain Phillips and Charley
Greene , who have for months been en
gaged in orgaiii/ing Hie ne\l legi-lalnro
in the interest of the Burlington system
tuul ltd senai/ril } : ; crilitmiaies , will stt
to it that amnlo accommodation' :
are reserved for the grand army of
dead heads. The liurlinglon , with it-i
millions of surplus extolled from Uic
people west of the Missouri , can afford
to bo very huisii in continuing the
method which they inaugurated when
Jay Gould dropped out of the Union Pa >
cilic. The legislative- express from
Omaha to Lincoln is in fact a new devise
to throw the J5. As M. drag-net over the
legislature. All it wants to make the
scheme work to perfection is a carpeted
roadway from the linrlington depot at
Lincoln to ihe "oil rooms" where mem
bers are lo bo entertained and "greased'1
during the session.
When the "short line" was ( irst boomed
we had expected that tiic delay in open
ing the road early in the fall was purely
incidental to difficulties in construction.
It is very significant that all obstacles are
overcome just as lhc > legislature is about
to convene. In reality , the Irain between
Omaha and Lincoln is only what Ihc
public have long been promised , and Ihe
run of ol miles in 110 minutes is nol at
all remarkable. Hut when the managers
who have taken charge of the polilical
machine in llns slalo boldly call llus
train the "legislative express , " there
can bo no other rational conclusion than
that which the name suggests. It re
mains to bo seen whether this bold scheme
to decoy the legislature before it has
even organized will succeed. The people
of tiiis htalo have their eyes wide open ,
and will watch wilh interesl Iho ctl'ect of
this new departure.
Omaha is doing very well. She is
increasing moro rapidly proportionately
than any other western city of her size.
Ilur bank clearings show tlio volume of
her business , The record of her building
operations indicates the number of now
homos and business houses , Facts are
good enough and encouraging enough.
Why should we exaggerate ? Omaha has
already buffered in the past from padded
out statistics of growth , from inflated
censuses and windy estimates of iradc
and commerce. When contrasted with
the actual figures obtained j'cars later ,
some of the high colored pictures of
alleged former prosperity , when as a
matterof fact wo were only doing "pretty
well thank ye,1' , made our real progress
seem ridiculously biimll. Growth is
shown by comparison , if tlio compari
son is to bo worth anything it must bo
made from absolutely reliable statistics.
Compilations such as Iiavo recently been
made by t-omo of our over-anxious con
temporaries are positively injurious to
tlie interest of Omaha. They awaken
lal o hopes which must be doomed to
disappointment. They are a stimulus
to subsequent exaggeration in order to
sustain their bogus claims. Hut they
do not help the city in the end.
The UKI'S : annual review will bo pub
lished with the now year. It will DC , as
usual , an honest and carefully compiled
collection of statistics without padding or
inflation , and can bu depended upon as
reliable. The bogus building statistics
published in oue of our coiniii < > oraric.s
should deceive no one ' 1 h > \\vru ab
surdly incorrect , Duilduiiii uivduidi >
cale'd end triplicated. Aulnti-a.-'plans
were figured in as brick ami jiuntar and
holes in the ground ostinuttd s worth
hundreds of thousands ot dollars. The
footings were consequently ridiculously
overstated. Kverj building recorded in
the HKE'S lisl has been built and its cost
verljicd by the written declaration of the
owner. Such u method takes time and
money , but it pays.
WE jioto with Interest that Judge Kinney -
ney , now agent a * theVanktoo agency ,
applies for pt-rmieblon to purchase 100
Irool 1.1 rt.3. Iii it u ! it1 fi jii r , ' .n-
f- > rmtlio coni'm ' itiluT th > t Ins lu li.i i-
arc making rapid ad\iiccs in civilization.
His friendi on the Nebraska circuit ,
where Agent Kinncy li ld the .stop watch
for so many ycar , will at once conclude
that the jurtjre's love for trolling is now
to bo put lo praclical use among Ihe un
tutored Yantonnais Sioux. The records
on the Vnnklon ngcney tru'-lc will bo
nwaitcd willi eager expectation amouc ;
PrncccdiiiRi AKiilriBt tlic Coal KhiK.
To day , if the arrangement made some
tlmo ago is carried out , the court of
Dauphin county , J'cnnsylvania , will
hoar the arguments on the questions
presented by the bills Illcd by the
attorney general of Pennsylvania
ag'ilnst the anthracite coal pools
and the raihoad corporations identi
fied therewith , asking that they bo re
strained from consumm-iling their agreement -
ment and the combination bo declared
illegal. Tlic court rolnscd n preliminary
injunction against Iho defendants , n
yory plain intimation of want of sympa
thy with the action of the state which is
quite in line with llio traditional policy
of Pennsylvania courts regarding the cor
porations of that state. The ring will of
course make n strenuous contest , and in
view of what the court baa already de
clined to do there is very little reason to
expect that the resull of llio proceedings
will bo on the side of Iho people. The
constitutional provision and tlio statutes
upon which the stale relics seem suf-
ilcicnlly plain and cvplieil , In llieir in-
hibtlion of monopolistic combination ! ! ,
such as this coal pool unquestionably is ,
to render the slate's case invulnerable ,
but if tlicro is a possible way , through
perversions and legal technicalities , to
defeat llio people , it is very sure to bo
found. In this direction the resources of
a Pennsylvania court arp very nearly in.
Meanwhile the combination goes on in
its nefarious and cruel business of plun
dering the consumers of the country and
depriving IhoiHands of men of employ
ment , the wealthy coal barons who com
pose il laughing to scorn the complaints
and appeals that rise up in chorus from
their victims as the gains of their policy
of robbery How in an increasing strain
into their coders. According to authen
tic figures , on the aOOU,000 ; ! , tons of coal
mined in Pennsylvania Ibis year , at a
cosl of 103 than $10,000,000 , , tlio rest of
tlio country pays the coal barons a trib-
uloof S17.jOOOOOboforo it loaves llio vi
cinity of llio mine. It then pays a fur
ther tribute in the shape ot oxcceivo
rates of freight , amounting lo § 50,000,000
or $00,000,000 , more. The inoatcasnal con
templation of these figures will servo to
show the enormity of Uiis lax- , which is
levied nol only directly upon ttie com
fort and well-being of every household ,
bill also directly reduces the wages ot
moro than half tlio workingmen in the
northern sUlk'S , A liir.rscunally In
jurious and cruel exaction than Is car
ried on by this unlawful monopoly can
not be conceived of. Another of no less
reprehensible character has been formed
to control the oulpnt and advance the
price of bituminous coal , and it will
doubtless await wilh anxious inlcren the
result of the proceedings against the an-
Ihracito pool , in behalf of which il will of
course cx-orl whatever intluonco it may
have. Should the state fail , the twin
combinations.will not bo Mow to take ad
vantage of the Jeieat and extend their
policy of plunder.
- The monstrous iniquity must , howcvei ,
bo chocked sooner or later. Such public
robbery and reckless defiance of law can
not go on in this country Indefinitely.
The duty ot the public press is to keep up
an agitation of Iho subjccl and o.xposo
Iho facts , in order thai the people shall
bo kept aroused to the situation , and
shall correctly understand the character
and oxlcnl of tlio wrong which is being
done them by lliosc grasping , oppressive
and merciless monopolies.
His Chances ImprovliiR- .
It is said tiiat Mr. Cleveland is gaining
strength in New York. 11 is understood
to have been one of the conditions of the
compact between the Tammany and
county democracy , in the last municipal
election , that the former should cease to
antagonize the president , anil the state
ment is that the leaders of the older fac
tion are disposed to keep faith with this
agreement. This is necessary to main
tain the union of those forces , which both
factious arc believed to regard as do-
sirablo. The Irving Hall lacUon was
left out of consideration in this arrange
ment , having taken no part in Iho dec-
lion of tlio successful candidates last
month. A Now York paper says tlicro is
every reason to believe the story ot such
an agreement , and remarks thai tlicro is
much less antagonism lhari formerly
toward the president on Iho part of the
leaders of Tammany. Unless , observes
this journal , some unforeseen difficulty
should arise , it is moro than probable
that Tammany v > ill be found supporting
the claims of Mr. Cleveland al llio noxl
national democratic convention ,
A Tammany leader is quoted as saying
that while the organisation has nol made
any open break with Governor Hill , yet
he is not as popular as he was a while ago ,
and should it come to a choice between
the president and the governor as to
which of them shall bo llto democratic
candidate for tlio presidency in ISSy.
Tammany would sitppoitMr. Cleveland.
Ho described the feeling between the
loading democratic lactions in New York
city as being moro harmonious than at
any time binco 1871 , ami predicted that if
everything works smoothly the support
given to Mr. Cleveland if lie is ronotn-
mated will be moro enthusiastic and
united than Mr. Tildcn received in 1S70.
Another prominent democrat gave it as
his opinion that the president i gaining
strc'iigth every day with the rank and file
ot his party in New York Some of the
politicians do not like him , but tlicso dare
not openly oppose him. On tlio oilier hand
there are democrats who are not satisfied
with the union of the two leading factions ,
and tlicso are said to be earnestly moving
cither to disrupt it or to bring about anew
now organisation made up of the disaf
fcctcd elements in botii. It is presumed
that these dissatisfied democrats are
unfriendly to the president , and probably
represent the stalwart supporters of Gov
ernor Hill , but the extent of their
.strength can only bo guessed at.
Undoubtedly , however , they are numer
ous enough lo considerably reduce the
democratic vote oj New York if liiey
should refuse to support the party.
Mr. Cleveland and his friends have
been working very hard for several
months to itnurovo mutters iu New YorK
iul.--1 'f , IM ' . * v.oi.M nol U b.i-
jn > n if s iii'i-t en. ; had bun uoiu -
I'lishcd. Notoiil > Ins he shown a vu.-y
kindly concern fr New York politi
cians in extending patronage to them
where they wore available , but in other
directions lie has f.i\ored the dominant
idea in the party in that stale. . It un
doubtedly did him good with the masses
ot the party there , as elsewhere , In draw
ing upon himself the fire of the mug
wump press in the Honton-Stono mat
ters , and again in the removal of Coombs.
In those cases the president gave such
uumhtakabla evidence of his partisan
ship as must have greatly pleased all Ihe
democratic spoilsmen , and particularly
those of the Now York brand. Mean
while whatever canvass has been made
of the relative availability of Cleveland
and Hill has undoubtedly been to the
dis.idvantage of the latter , who has
really nothing to recommend him be
yond the fact of being a politician of
rather nioro than average shrewdness
and skill. It will not bo Aviso , howcvei ,
for Mr. Cleveland or his friends to as
sume that they arc entirely safe , despite
tlio strong coalition which scorns to bo iu
his favor. There arc still n great many
dl'all'octed democrats in New York who
must be appeased in order to make the
iUiation safe for Ihe president , and
this work will require all the skill and
finesse which Mr. Cleveland and h's ' po
litical managers , Manning , Whitney and
Lament , are possessed of.
STATIJ AM ) TI'JUIilTOJtV.
Nt'liraskn Joltings ,
A Masonic hall lias been completed in
lloldrege is figuring on a system of
The Wayne postofiiee will reach the
third grade on the 1st.
A jewelry swindler raked in u number
of dollars in Di.xon county.
Hartley decided to issue bridge bonds
and span the spring freslictg.
Gordon capitalists will erect and oncr-
ate a largo Hour mill in that city next
Nebraska City is troubled with poor
gas. Jhc old dyspeptic symptoms are
Imperial , llio capital of Cha e county ,
boasts a population of SOO and sixteen
C. W. Hicks , hotel keeper at Green
wood , has skipped , leaving a score of
wailing ci editors.
The Chicago A : Northwestern and the
Missouri Pacilio nre wanted in Hastings.
Also a base ball club.
The Seward canning company has pnr-
chanod ground lor a nuilding and con
tracting for noxl season's crop.
Nehawka is the name of one of the
now towns that will be planted on the
Nebraska City branch ol the Missouri
Tlio Hastings brewery is now
out eighty barrels of beer a woek. Ten-
tonic tints are now fashionable lor "in
terior decorations. "
Chadron has contracted for a system of
fire protection , consisting e > f a hand c.U-
gmc , hose , hook ami bituci- and a num
ber of public cisterns.
Now is tlio time , brethren , to plant the
maxim in the minds of relatives and
friends , that thrice blessed are they who
give liberally and get nothing.
Fairmont again assures the rest of
mankind that "tho gamblers must go. "
Thi.s is a companion motto for the Uocky
mountain wail , "Firo Cuuimrngs. "
The coal "find" near Wcopin"
Water is _ simmered down to this : Win.
Ingwcrsin , while digging a well , struck
a two-inch vein of coal mixed with slate ,
at a depth of sixty-live left.
The stntojircss arc ringing the changes
on Hill Nye's "I am something of a liar
myself. " Hastings , Heatrieo and Ne
braska City girls are accused oi wearing
cards bearing the legend. Fremont
girls , however , stick to llic old prct/.el as
a. story killer.
Ponca is likely to secure a railroad
bridge over the Missouri river. The river
at that point has rocky sides and bottom ,
and the distance across is sixty rods. It
is said the Chicago , Milwaukee & St.
Paul is backing the enterprise.
The receipts and shipments of mer
chandize nt tlio station of Wayn for tlio
piescnt year amounted to 1119,721,110
pound- , which put in the coffers of the
railroad company $70,0I3.97. ! The ship
ments of stock amounted to 157 cars.
Alex Hjourlund , of Pliolps , signed a
contract lor a do/on gaily dressed culti-
lalors. A promissory nolo for $ .iOO
turned up before the machines arrived ,
and Alex would give tlio joy of a lifetime
for a short interview with the "agent. "
The eight-year-old son of Anton Hu-
/.icka , of Center Point , Saundcrs ,
county , mounted his dad's breech-loader
and played "horse. " Of course it
wasn't loaded , but tlio moment the kid
got in range it went off. A fresh mound
in the town ccmulery tells the rctt.
The Oriental Order of Humility is gain
ing rapidly m membership in Ilartington
and Colendgo , Tlio order is composed
exclusively of wou.cn , and its cardinal
Icatiiro is thai members must not , on
pain of immediate expulsion , turn
around and si/.c up Iho back slope of a
FrantKr.intz , ami his paramour , Mrs.
Kathcrine Schoger , who were arrested at
West Point a few weeks ago , charged
with poisoning Kalherino's husband , at
Aurora , 111. , to get the insurance of
$2,000 on his life , were given a prelimi
nary hearing and bound over to tlio
criminal court without bail. Tlio Aurora
papers say the evidence is ample tosend
them to the gallows.
Out at Kimball , the I'nion Pacific
planted a coal house on the land of .lames
II. Gridloy. When the building was
packed with tlio winters' fuel , , lim con
cluded the snap was npo ami began to
pluck it. Ho fenced in the building and
ground and carted a ton or two to his
woodshed. He was tirrcslod , tried and
aequitteu , the jury believing ho had a
period right to move the coal from one
imrt of his farm to another.
Au insurance age-lit in D.iwson county ,
in turning a crooked Denny , rail into a
hole not largo enough for his head. ' 1 wo
farmers who had limited in hail insur
ance , lost and calltM , ! for a settlement.
Dnitts lor the full amount claimed were
sent from headquarters to the agent.
The latter etlcetcd a settlement for half
the amount and pocketed thu difference ,
but ween throe and four hundred dollars.
The farmers discou-red the fraud , and
the agent is now terribly anxious to scttlo
without rebate. ,
Tno "gooso bono'4 prediction for holi
day weather boats Wiggins and the rest
of the prophets Tuesday opens up with
a golden suurhu , followed by clouds ot
silver lining ; some snow with a possible
rii-o in prosi-nls. Wednesday and Thurs
day will open squally ami a panicky feel
ing in the family purse , with a Mill'
bruoze among eounlur-jiiiupors Friday
the atoui-room center will culminate in a
crush , the bar-roomctcr will have a
downward tendency presaging a clear
ing , but youngsters must retire early and
air their sot. Saturday will bo there
presently , with tropical trees blooming
and bending under a weight of colicky
swccls and prospective kindling. A
heavy reign ot toys and tin whistles is
certain to follow. Wu'll go a plugged
quarter on this "prcd-ct '
A man named Myera shonti-d fuv ' in
tlio Marahalltowu opera -Jio is\ I'lio
1'Milo fo'l > woil n < xl day \vl.ui a tiiio of
-iTj sluiek his potkitbjok.
Clinton's improvements for the year
will foot ti'if 111,500.
The Knights of Labor have opened a
reading loom in Carroll.
The Odd Fellows of Auduboii linvo
contracted for aflO.OOO hall.
C. H. Whipplo has been arrpitod at
Clarindafor forging railroad tickcls.
Mr. ArdiMi MolVit , a leading farmer and
eili/en living live miles nortuwe4 of
Cromwell , died lasl Thursday.
Prophet Foster , of Uurlincton , it
without honor in Ids own country. One
failure to Int a bliz/.ard demolishes the
credit ol a lifetime. People are built
The Stephens boys , of Gopher town
ship , Osceola county , deserve the medal.
I hey kept watch of their stook night
and day during tlio blUzard and saved
the entire Hock ,
The cx-govornors of the slate and old
settlers of Polk county prior to 184(5 ( Iwo
been Invited to attend the banquet ol
Native low.tn'H on the evening of Decem
ber 28 , at Dos Moinos.
"Hard Times" sociables are the latest.
Ladies appear in Monday morning cos
tumes and gentlemen are identified with
not less than two patches on their pants.
Pri/.cs are awarded to the most distressed
Two very line pipes , ono of milkwhilo
stone , supposed to bo llnor spar , six cop
per awls ami live copper axes ono of the
latter completely cloth-covered , have
been exhumed Irom the Toolesborc ,
Louisa county , mounds.
A six-year-ok ! son of George. Moore , of
Coalville , Webster county , has estab
lished his reputation as a musical
prodigy. Ho displays wonderful talent
as a pcrformci on the French harp , re
producing melodies from a violin played
liy an uncle. None of the family having
any knowledge of music the direction ot
lus genius is unaccountable ,
Daniel Bradley , living near Pocahontas
ha , after a long series of experiments ,
discovered what he believes will bo the
fuel of the future. He has a mill for
grinding the rank prairie grass with corn
stalks. Ho cuts thorn m > line and then
slightly moistens. The pulp is placed
into a lingo press , which presses it into
blocks about one foot long and four
jneho.s lluck , so as lo make them conven
ient for handling. One block will give
an hour's strong and steady heat. Mr.
lirndloy computes thai llus fuel can bo got
ready lor market at about $2 per ton , or
about half the price of sofl coal , and that
otic ton ot the "corucopia , " as he calls it ,
will last Iwiee as long as the best soft
The village of Princeton , L'olk county
indulged m'a "shiyaice , " with all its dis-
cordanl accompaniments , a few evenings
ago. Two years and a halt ago a young
couple were married there. After
eighteen months of "love in n cottage , "
with a seasoning of clubs , the > were
divorced , to bo married again in less than
three months. After a short period of
.scandalous brawls they again separated.
On last Monday , before the divorce was
granted they "kissed and made-up - , ' ' and
tlio town toughs turned out to celebrate
the event , 'J'hc infernal racket was tro-
mentions and residents six miles on"
sUurricd to the "auiuii corner" lo pre
pare for Iho collapse of Ihe earth. The
commotion lasted tor three .straight
hours. The windows of Iho bridal cot-
! nge were smashed and several of the
rowdies were carted home suffering with
contusions. It was a wild night.
Carpenters are finishing the inlerior of
the capilol at lii maick.
A chunk of real estate in K-ipitl C'ily
was sold lo Now York parties lasl week
Local stock raisers around Yankton are
holding llieir marketable cattle lor the
anlieipaled raise in prices.
The territorial school of mines at
Kapid City will open Februarv 1. Pro
fessor Constant will have charge.
A herd of nearly 1,000 antelope the
largest ever known is now roaming in
the bad lands between Medora and Bel-
The Deadwood Times savs the capacity
of the Omalia Smelting works prevents
extensive ulupments ot ore from the Hus
The pressed brick company of Yankton
is now operating the tow mill machinery
and orders from the cast are being filled
as rapidly as possible.
An effort will be made at the coming ;
session of Iho legislature to have a bill
passed providing Tor Iho .slaughter of all
cattle affected with plouro-pnoumonia.
A man named Hrown was knocked
down and robbed of a hundred dollar
bill near Canton in broad daylight ro-
eentlj. The assassin , after beating and
kicking his victim , seemed the money
and disappeared ,
An interesting case , involving a point
not j'ot taken under judicial advisement ,
will soon bo tried in Custe.r county. It is
to dctermino whether or nol a county has
the right lo lax land during llio interval
which elapses between the issuance ot a
receiver's receipt and a government
\ \ jomlntr.
Douglas wanls a cemetery in which to
plant her useless residents.
A liftv-milo broe/o in the lorrllory is
now called a Choyennc zephyr.
Douglas entertained her tlrst invoice
of tramps with bread and water.
Telegraph tolls have been reduced So
per cent throughout the territory ,
The Laramie tie factory turned oul
300,000 ties during November. Tlio rail
road company is piling up a supply for
next season's building operations.
New KiiKlaiiil " ! i'oniihjrlviuiia I'ro-
Sir : In view of Iho faol that wo and
our families have for years adjusted our
manner of living , our style otdicss , our
last horses , seaside summer collages ,
yachts , etc , , etc. , to the basis of income
drawn from the west and south through
the monopoly wo have had of the trade
of the .sections named , resulting from the
tunIV and patent laws of the United
States , and of the additional fact that
our profits boyord tlio excessive cost of
our style of living , is now invested in
farm mortgages in the west and south ,
it is most earnestly urged that a combined
eft'ort bo made , by all wlm are interested
with us in tlio maintenance of thcuu
tanlV and palcnl I.iws , to prevent , by all
means possible , any "UnUut ing" by con
gress with Iho saint ! to thu prejudice of
our vested rights therein.
" 11 must bn clear to all manufacturers
thai any attempt to reduce or destroy the
advantages our capital now enjoys by
virtue ot these Jaw ? would bo a Jcmsln-
tlyo outrage. Lands held tor twenty
years gives prescriptive lilie , except
against idiots , the ins.ino , minors , etc. Is
congress an idiot. ' Can the right to re
peal these laws be claimed on tlio ground
that congress is insane , or that it is a
child ? Have wo not had complete
ami undisputed title to the.se laws , and a
proprietary intoicst in llio people of the
west and south , much more than twenty
jearsy In view of the facts , can any of
us admit thu right of congress to repeal
or modify these laws to our piojudico , to
question , or impair these rights1 Cer
tainly not !
To secure unison of purpose and con
cert in action , it baa been suggested that
wo all work together to accomplish the
J. Thnt .wo unite i/v / the effort for a re
peal of ajl duties on wool and other raw
materials used , in our factories thus in-
m a < iwj our pio'lK ' This we M.'MiV '
hold is not in dctog.itiou of our usiti
rights in the tariff uwi , but in full harmony
monytherewith. . Is it not the policy o !
these laws to increase our profit" * Ami
would not freedom of cntrv for raw ma
terials do this ? Must cerlninly !
2. As the best means to use to prevent
reduction in taritl on iron , woolen or cot
ton manufactures wo should unitrdly
uigc the repeal of the July on sugar , ami
tlio intcinal revenue tax on
whisky and tobacco. The loss
of revenue to the poveinment ,
if we arc successful In our efforts for free
whiskey and sugar , will put it out of the
power of congress to modify the existing
tariff on iron , woolens or cotton fabrics.
It is well to call your attention to the
fact that we accomplished much towrrd :
ictalning our great monopolies years
ago when wo secured a great reduction
of revenue by llie leprnl of the duty on
coffee , which was wholly a tax for rev
enue and afforded us no piolectlou.
Your active and zealous co-operation is
most earnestly solicited , II would also
bo well for you on all proper occasions to
mention the use of llrili < h gold and tlio
underhand machinations of the Cobden
club , etc , etc.
Hy order of tlio executive committee.
( For obvious reasons names are omit
lVi < / < i < Wl > iifu Ittfitnl.
The way in which Judgu Walter CJ
Grcsham , of the United'Slalcs cireuii
court , lired out , lay Gould's Wnli.vh rail
road receivers was a surprise totiiat emi
nent railroad wrecker and his confeder
ates. In.pcrforming tills nghtcous jmti-
cial aet llio judge unfolded in a strong
light tlio tortuous and unscrupulous
methods of Gould and his ring to reach
their ends. Ho described how Gouli !
Dillon , Sago anil llumphreysas directors
of llio Missumi Pacilio company , leased
the Wabiisti system , how the Wauash lost
$1,000,01)0 ) by the operations the methods
of Gould to stislain tlic credit of the bank
rupt concern while manipulating its
stocks by loaning its money to pay inter
est ; how the appointment of ono of llio
confederates for receiver of the Wabash
was secured when its condition could no
longer be concealed , and , finally , how the
$ l,000.000of lloatingdoblheld by the ring
was used to frighten the mortgage bond
holders into acquiescence in the schemes
of the wreckers. On this la-t part of the
intrigue Judge Grcsham says"Tho
boldness of this scheme to aid the pur
chasers by denying equal rights to all
bondiiolders .secured bv llio same
mortgages is equalled only by its in
The judge turned aside from his main
narrative lotoll how the Gould receivers
of the Wabash paid large sums of money
in rebates to the Kllswoith Coal Com
pany , of which Gould , Sago , Dillon and
llio rest of the gang are' owner * . In a
little over ono venr Iho receivers paid in
rebates to the ring nearly $100,000 , which
is more than the whole stock of the com
pany. Tlio judge then resumed his
hjt-tory of the intrigue , and concluded bv
dismissing the receivers as totally unlit
for such a position. The effect' the
decision is lo take this railroad property
oul of the hands of the baud t'nal had ap
propriated it and to iv-storo to the bond-
lioldois what is , loft of it after its spolia
This transaction is only ono of many of
a similar cluiraclcr bv which the honcsl
investors in railroad enterprises , wiio
risk their money to doelop the rcsotners
of the country , are put at tlio mercj of a
baud of pirates who got control of valua-
lilo railroad properties. Tlio Wabash
intrigue could not have been carried lese
so great a length without the servile aid
of the courls ; and the patience with
which .Iutlgo Gicsham unraveled the in
tricacies of this plot betore Us Final con-
sunimalion is not so usual a lliing in
judical contests in which Jay Gould lias
been concerned as not to deserve the
J'hc Gould method , as revealed in tlio
suit , lots the public info .some of the mys
teries of modern railroad tinancial man-
agcmcnl. 11 seems In account for the
wonderful accumulations ol wealth from
apparently worthless debts by the mag
ical manipulation of Ihc stock exchange ,
and for Ihc .sudden rise in a ni-ilit of rail
road kings out of nothings , like Prince
Prcttyman , with his coach and six , out
ot a gourd in the fairy tale. It helps to
explain the processes by which valuable
railroad shares are depreciated one day
far below the their real worthto , the rum
of their owners , and how tlio worthless
slocks ot bankrupt companies are sent
booming another day , to the enrichment
of speculator * . It shows , too.how neces
sary arc judges and courts and stale
Jcgislalnrcs to the Goulds for the success
of their projects , and il shows why they
have contributed so liberally of their
trains to elect a president of the United
States of their choice. Such a president
would bo of the gicatest uee lo them in
selecting judges of the district , circuit
and supreme courts of llio United States.
Ho would -never offend them by the ap
pointment ot a Judge Grcshani.
Pnormr/roit II. H. KiNNr.v , Weldon
House , Karlville , N. Y.was , run down by
overwork and threatened with Hright's
disease , followed by stone in Iho Kidney
and bladder , which produced intense
pain and spasms. A council of physicians
did him no good. Ho passed fresh blootl
from the urinary organs. Kvcrylliing
else failing , ho was finally fully restored
lo health by Warner's safe cum , as hun
dreds of thousands of oilier acute Miller-
ers have been. Don't taKe Warner's
words for it. Write Mr , Kinney ( enclos
ing stamp , ami ask your iriends and
neighbors about Warner's ' safe cure ,
How lo Check IMutourauy.
jYiic I'oifc 11'oiM.
Ilcnri George's protest against "mon
strous fortunes"great incomes" and
tint "domorall/.ing luxury of the rich" is
well taken. Hut i datively very few ot
these fortunes or Incomes are duo to land
monopoly Nor could the evils growing
out of them be remedied \ty \ taxing "land
values" alone : Capital will continue to
control land.where land is very valuable ,
under whatever rule nuiy be adopted for
It Mr. George really dcMros to Mop the
tendency towards the accumulation of
"monstrous fortunes , " and to give to
society a compei atnig benefit from the
"groat incomes1 lot him join Tlio World
in advocating a very heavy tax on largo
inheritances and legacies and a graded
tax on incomes above fi.dOD. Hy means
of these the Ecnsclc.ss passion for accumu
lation beyond icasonablo human needs
will receive a wholcjomo check , Miuiety
will receive its hliaro of the "unearned
increment" that exists in every great
tortuno , and the bulk of the taxc.s will bo
paid by these who have the moans to pay
We hope yet to iccoivo liio co-operation
of Mr. George in securing this ureut reform -
form in taxation in the inteiusl of the
U KVA.V.S president of the Lumber Kx-
change Hank , Tomiwanda , N. Y , writes.
January 10 , ISbfi , 1 was cntiioly pros
trated , anil was minced from 170 to 120
Ibs. I thought 1 hud inllammation of the
largo bowel. The pain was relieved omy
by morphine forced under tlio ekin. My
doctor treated me for inflammation and
uatarrh of Iho bowels , an aflcction sym
pathetic with disorder ol the left kidney.
I had distressing pain , wilh niirlit sweats ,
and could keep nothing on my stomach ,
especially liquids , and was intensely
thirsty. Fob. Ill 1 was in intense agonj
with pain in my left kidnoy. I then bean -
an Warner's safe cure. It 20 ininntcs I
was relieved. 1 refused tlm doctor's
medicine ! ) thereafter I Finally passed a
large stone from the bladder then my
tlains ceased. . " If you write Mi F.vans ,
unclose stump for reply.
All of > on who have not visited this
busy place at some time , and those who
have , take note of the wonderful change *
that have taken place there in llio pa t
twelve months. Fiom a dozen liltlu
shanties then , you can now sen < ho Mnokn
curling heavenward from hundreds of
cottages. Hrick blocks can bo .seen on
almost any corner. From two stoiea
then the number has swelled to twenty
or morn now , with others opening out
e \eryday. They now hnvo banus , n
daily newspaper , and a do/en other mi
nor enterprises. Hut thc o are mere
nothing compared wilh the great pack
ing industries , which are in operation
there , with their thousands of employes
and such men tit their head as Hammond ,
Lipton , owler and Morris tlm problem
i solved. South Omaha u ill bu the fu
ture packing town ot the world. Them
has boon mote money made In real estate
tatein South Omalia. for the amount in-
ksted , than any other part of town. Lots
that ono vear ago sold tor ? 2" > arc now
worth from $2,000 to § a,000 ami cheap at ,
that , and there are just as good chances
now as then , and bolter , for the reason
that we now know South Omaha will
have a population of 10,000 iu lus th-m
live years. Now is the time to buy. \ \ o
In.ve a huge list of properly here , and
would bo pleased to show il to one ami
all. Call and examine our list and take
a ride out and see the town. We have a
list of bargains in all paits of town ; como
and sec same.
_ Wo aie also selling very rapidly , lots
in Kush iv hclbv's addition to South
Omaha. This beautiful addition is only
live minutes walk from the U. P. depot.
Parties buying these lots will make 11(10 (
per cent on money invested before next
May. They are selling nt $ . : toO with ? . ' > < !
cash. Halauco in
1 , 2 and 3 Tears.
EXAMINE THIS LIST
And sec if you do not find something you
A great bargain , < T large lots , 00 foot
frontage , each , on S3d St. . v.ith fiinull
house , in K. \ . Smith's add. cable line
built within 3 blocks. This will make four
lots of I'.UxltOeacli. ' $0,800. Only$2,00
cash. Must be taken at once. This will
.sell for $10,0011 in the spring.
A bargain. Ilouso 7 rooms , lot 100x120 ,
in Omaha Yie-v. Price SU OO , $1,003 , eash ,
balance to suit.
Abuigatn. 100x1 GO , on Sherman ave. , in
Kirkwood. l , < ii)0 , 1,000 cash.
Coiner lot , 00x120. in Tan-mount Place ,
$2.000 , : ? < nO cash.
A bargain. 5M ( 10 , on 201h fit , in K. V.
Smith's add , P2.700 , $1M)0 ) eish. :
arixlW , near William st , on b llilli , store
building , 2 stories , rents for O'.tiO per
monlli. ! ? l,500 , terms ea'-v. ' This is a bur-
train , will net you 17 per cent per year jii
2."i\l.'iO , adjoining Iho above , with Iwn
story fiamo store building , rents lor f 50
per month. $1,000. hums easy. This is u
great bargain. Call at once as this is on
tlio market but a short limn.
One whole lot in South Omaha in bust
ness part , ? 1,200. A bargain.
Two houses , one of 13 rooms and one of
0 rooms , louts for $50 a month , in Ilor-
bacn'sadd. ? 1,000 , $1,000 caMi , a bargain.
A bargain. House of 10 rooms , rents for
$27.50 per month , in llorbaoh's add.
> : i,000s ! 1,000 cash.
Eight-room house and barn , Hoi-bach's
add , rents for -fliO per mouth. S-u.OOO ,
A bargain. OPxlW , on Dodge si , $1,500.
Heautilullot in block < j.llansc.oni Place
f2,500 , 4 , 00 cash.
Cor lot gin Marsh's add , .fii.100 , $ ] .0,0 : ,
UO.xlCO , in Jacob's add , wilh store and
1 rooms above , touts at ? 40 per month.
I'his on the Park ave , car line and a bar
gain. $ 1,500. $1,500 cash , balance 1 , 2 ,
mil -I years.
2 beautiful lots in South Omaha near
) iisiness cenler , f 1,000 , each. They ate a
We have farms in Iowa and Nebraska
o exchange for Omaha city property.
We have pin chasers for First moilgages
on improved properly.
Also have "money to loan" at very
ow rates on impioved city and farm
Utork IS , Credit FuiU'fiT mUlt-
lion , H lolN , Irnflutpr each side ,
within t\v < ( > I u-U > < ol'coul mine.
> -room hoiixe. Edlciviltl. r , l < > 0.
' > -rooni lioitf , I IK u-IlJl , nun- ,
0-rooin house , Iniprovciiiuiir As-
1 , < -lsl IVoiil
) -rcioin Itoime , ftforxhi avenue ,
Iienlud h ) steam , tvalur ami
Kilt , fill ! lot , harn , ete. , near
I > ea\otiu-orlli , $ .7,700.
Etonsu , H rooms , 'Jt lots , \V in ( Nor
1'laec , U liloeks west I'm-It ,
[ louse anil lot In IoivefH addi
tion , f ( , SOO.
fine now hotiM * In KUIIM-OIM
I'lai'c , Catherine Ntreel , ! 0
rooms , healed t > j furnace , ! ie t
huilf In the eifj. EEarnlit.
Vruoni eollage , new , eornrr
I Mli and Ohio slrcet ; . , l.aUe's
addition , ! % UKOO ; iX > eash.
halanee $ ' * ' " per niitiith.
D'ine lot In Washington Sijnare
licauliful lot ir. Deniso's add. CQxl''i
fl500 ! , ? 1UO cash. Thla 11 Imignin.
; i lotin Mayno 1'laco. C'.ill and get
We Iiavo wver.d lots in Doncckgn's mlle
lo Walnut Hill on easy terms ,
We liau * property for sale in all jiuU
) f town. C'all and sou u
1509 FARNAM STREET
Boom 9 , I&edick's BlocJr
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