Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 31, 1886, Page 4, Image 4

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COI.ONJII , CIIASI : lias been acting as the
chorus for Mr. L'oppleton in tlio charter
committee meetings. The key taken by
the ex-mayor is not ono which will elicit
approval from the taxpayers.
e 'O.VK of the lirst nets of the legislature
I should bo lo do away with the bogus
SJ railway commission. It t3 a farce and a
5J'laughing ; stock which has run its course
and should give way to something better.
Iluaiirrr should produce his
railroad proposition. Between tlio inter
vals of real estate investment , Omaha is
ready to plant some solid cash in profit
able lines of now connections by rail to
4 territory from which she is now excluded.
ijf Nebraska will never have
larffe ( louring interests until the elevator
monopoly which lias been built up and
maintained by the railroads is broken ,
it is a two-edged sword which cuts down
farmers1 profits and prevents manufac
ture of the raw material into finished
tlie real estate market in Omaha , but it
is no loss remarkable than the activity
which is manifesting itself in every other
branch of business in this thriving city.
Omaha is growing because Nebraska is
flourishing and advancing in population
and wealth.
THE fund for Airs. General Logan is
rapidly rolling up to figures which will
assure the widow of the old soldier from
all fears of want in her declining years.
The national heart still beats warmly
towards the nation's defenders , among
whom John A. Logan held a prominent
and honorable position.
CANADA is joining the procession with
a ministerial crisis which means the
downfall of the McDonald party In Can
adian politics. The result is supposed to
have been caused by the government's
treatment of Louis Hiellastyoar. It takes
the average Canadian twelve months to
ace the point of any political issue.
A ri'LT. and impartial account of the
dobalo in the charier committee on rail
road taxation is printed in another col
umn , The attention of the tax-payers is
invited to tlio subject as discussed on that
occasion , Homo points of vital interest
to our city were brought into a promin
ence which will open the eyes of tax
payers who have notyot fully understood
athc outrageous tax-fchirking which the
Ijporporntlous have for years been practic-
this city.
A witmu : in the Now York' Tunes de
clares that ho has discovered proofs at it
I'nnain.i that the Panama Uanal company
is preparing plans for a canal with Ionics.
This would seem to indicate that the pur
pose is to abandon the Idea of n sea-level
canal , which would be immensely more
costly than one with locus , Circumstan
tial evidence to the truth of this assertion
la found In ( he fact that DoLcssops de
clares that the eaiml can be completed at
a further outlay of $ 7,000,000 , , although
over ? lf.,000,000 ) , have bum c-xpumlod in the
doing loss than ono-half the work of said
making a sen level canal. A canal with in
locks would DrobabJy be completed with
$37,000,000 more money , mid that is , per
haps , llio kind of a canal DcLossop < j now
means , Itut it is not the kind of a canal
ho projected , and it will not answer the arc
purpose iu viow. At thu first dellnite
sign of abandoning the scjv lovnl t ehouie , bill
work on the Niearaugmi canal will com of
nienco , _ _ _ _ - _ . _ the
RUSSIA Is apparently milet , but it mint
not be supposed that nho is idle , On the
contrary there arc imUcatioim thnt * ! io is vide
making steady progiess In conlval Asia , tiiod
in extending her base of operation * north
of Afghanistan , anil is now morn strongly
Intrenched there than she wus last year. . the
The now railway has enabled her tr to
outer the province * north of Csibul ami
1 Cashmere , \vhcro Russian , Afghan , and
Chinese claims are unsullied , and when )
UritUli power may bo imperiled by in-
trtgit" . H Kustiia shall undertakH tt
qunrrol ajjahi with tJrdat ISritaiu in Asia , in
Jt si'onis jjrob.iblo that her oll'onsivo
movement * may take place Iu that re
gion , tillhough it will bo easy for her to
exert pressure all along the line west
ward from the vioitr.ty of Ilvrnt , It i :
, reported thnt she has dctarmlncd to'pc
Lcupy crtiitral As ia as far as tlio llindoc
ICoosh mounUins. The .extension of her pay
lower on the slopes of those' mountains
i the subject ofeaycr discussion .iix St This
I : ton
yiee.-iosscuftain . Atuat he mui
Those PXvlnR ContrftcH.
Cily AUornoy Connell has given an
opinion upon the question whether bids
for paving in Omaha during 1837 can be
et under the advertisement for 1830.
Air. Conncll advises the council against
citing contracts for next year's work
under bids specifically made for 1880.
Ills opinion , which h backed and en *
lorsctl bv the abbst attorneys in our city ,
s made the text for n scurrilous assault
) y the organ of the paving contractors
which comments as follows ;
It Is understood that City Attorney Conncll
ns clvcn nn opinion advising a rcailvertlslng
for bids for paving In Omaha durlnc Ihecorn-
Ing year. This wns not entirely unexpected
since the unsuccessful attempt to coerce
Messrs. Crclghlon , ( .iallagher and Murphy to
Mipport Van Wyck. Bit. Council was.imt Is
Ihc pet candidate of the Van Wyck outfit for
congress. The behests of the Vnn Wyck
outfit are therefore honored to the letter , nnd
opinions to fit the occasion are only n matter
or the risking.
So far as the Creiybton-Miirphy com
pany is concerned , not n single member
of that outfit has been asked to support
Van Wyck. They can give him no sup
port and have been solicited for none.
The question of the legality or illegality
of proposed contracts can have no pos
sible contiCGlip.rv.wilh the senatorial con
test. The IssiuVis purely tlio right of tlio
city of Omaha to bind themselves to
agreements not sanctioned by tlie law.
Mayor IJoyd knows this ouito as well
as any other citizen , lie lias de
clared in advance that ho would
positively refuse to approve thn contracts
which are being urged so strongly by the
contractors and their friends. During
his several Irlps to Chicago on businc&i
recently , Mr. Uoyd has earnestly hoped
that Acting Mayor licchcl would bo
gulled into allixing his ofllcial signature
to documents which Mr. 1'oyd , who is no
friend to the acting mayor , felt confident
would be his political destruction. The
opinion of the Crelghton-Murphj' com
pany to the contrary notwithstanding ,
lion. John A. McShano is business man
enough to denounce the jobas one entire
ly unwarranted by law. Mayor Boyd
and John A. McShano ought to be as
good authorities for the democratic
organ as the contractors whom it is at
tempting to bolster up with senseless
bravado and uncalled-for assaults on
honc. clty ofllcials.
llcgarding Mr. Council's opinion , wo
venture the challenge that not a single
lawyer of reputation in Omaha will dare
to take issue with the decision of the city
attorney on the matter in hand.
Claimants and the Government.
Citizens of the United States who are
wont to feel a great pride in the liberality
of tlio government , nnd to cite Its gener
ous policy with respect to the people as
contrasted with that of other govern
ments , would be surprised and chagrined
if a European should toll them that in
some directions this government is less
liberal and toss considerate of justice to
ward the people than most of the govern
ments of Europe are. Take , for exam
ple , the matter of claims against the gov
ernment. In arguing the case of u claim
ant before the court of claims recently , it
was declared that the legal redress given
to a citizen of the United States against
the United Slates is less than he can have
against almost any government in Chris
tendom. It was shown that of nearly all
governments that of the United States
holds itself the least amenable to the
laws. The other governments which refuse
or obstruct the citizen iu obtaining legal
redress as against the government are Rus
sia and Spam. The former atone among
the governments of Europe docs not hold
the state amenable in matters of prop
erty to the law. Spain resembles the
United States in fettering the judicial
proceedings of her courts by restricting
nnd leaving the execution of theii de
crees dependent upon tlie legisla
tive will. This statement is sustained by
that made by the committee on claims of
the house as long ago as the thirtieth con
gress , which in ttio course of a report de
clared that while the governments of
Europe , with the
exceptions noted , never
shrink from a full and fair investigation
the claims of citizen against thorn ,
and always submit to an adverse decision
the courts , "it bus bean left to our
own government to deny to a citizen who
has a demand against it the power to try
the question before itsowncourts.and yet
has furnished no adequate tribunal for
the purpose. "
The remedy intended to bo supplied by
the creation of the court of claims lias not
' . ! the object by reason of the limi
tations placed on the jurisdiction of the
court. A bill passed throe years ago to In
remove to the court a vast number of
claims that had grown old waiting for
congressional action , was defeated of its
purpose by an amoudmcntprovidingthat
should not affect claims barred by the
statute of limitations. The result is that
claimants must go to congress , wlicir
there is a bare possibility that their
claimwill ) bo considered and
passc-d upon during their life
time , but with the chances bolter for a
their finding permanent burial. In every
congress there Is a host of tlicso claims
prosontfid , and many of them are neces
sarily passed along from session to session ,
mass steadily accumulating. It is J
that BO per cent , of the private bills ' a
the forty-eighth congress had boon in
previous congresses , somn dating back
more than a generation , The committee
simply does not have tno time to consider
properly all tlicso claims , most of which at
just and equitable ,
At the last session the rfnuclo passed a to
enlarging the jurisdiction of the court
claims , and a similar measure was introduced -
troducod by tlm tulieiury committee of
house , but neither would greatly re
lieve the crowded docket of the house ,
Another measure is pending , which pro
* that hereafter all claims shall bo
in congress merely as petitions , and
tihall tit once bo sent to the court of
claims for regular judicial investigation ,
findings of thn court to be certified
congress , This would do much to
eecuro the desired relief to couyross and
prompter justice to claimants.
Tliu Narrow-Guago J'olloy.
The fret that stands out in bold relief
thn charter debate on the luxation of the
railroad property for city revenue is the
position in which the Union 1'acificis
placed by Mr. Poppleton. The only re ley
form which the committee has sought to
Incorporate into the now charter is that
railroad companies shall bo assessed on are
their real estate in the game manner ami n
city taxes in the same proportion as
other corporations or Individuals. that
Is resisted by Mr. popple
as an imposition on hU com
to oay I Tidsft speeilied. So far as hu
UsallsflUVllQJl I-flltsMil , Jiut .nnji , available or d
pany , when in fact it is both moder
ate and fair. There is no suggestion to
assess the personal property of the rail
roads for cily purposes , although other
corporations arc compelled to pay a per
sonal tax on every species of property.
Not a freight car , nor a locomotive , or
passenger car , or even tlie tracks arc to
be assessed for city purposes. All that is
proposed is a cily levy on Ihc lots and
lands which have been wrongfully ex
empted for many years from taxation.
When Omaha was n mere village the
railroad lands were comparatively a
small faction of the whole. To-day the
exempted properly covers 123 squares
or fully one-tenth of llio entire area
within the city limits. Now is it fair or
reasonable to impose on tlio owners of
the remaining property the burden of
city government which is growing heavier
place their real estate on an equal foot
ing for taxation purposes willi all other
property when they must know that such
opposition will inevitably force a lighten
on the whole railroad taxation system ,
which can only end In one way even if
it lasts for several years.
A. Slight
Under Ihc heading of "A I'cn&ion for
Mrs. Logan , " the Ifrrafil succeeds in
crowding a large amount of misinforma
tion in a small amount of space. Jt as-
surcs Us readers that there is no prece
dent to warrant congress in allowing
Mrs. Logan anything beyond "tho pen
sion allowed the widows of general
oflicors who served during the war , " and
completes its blunder by stating that the
widow of General Hancock , although
congress would have been glad to break
the precedent , only receives a pension of
$30 a month. MM. Hancock draws $2,000
a year pension from tno government by
reason of house bill 5911 , which grants her
thatsum annually for life. It Is aston
ishing that the Jlcnttd , with the records of
congress before it ami the debate of last
spring fresh in the public mind , should
make such a blunder. Congress promptly
and gladly granted Mrs. Hancock the
pension named. The only point raised
was the advisability of allowing her the
usual pension granted to president'
willows , and this alone was debated.
CJeneral Hancock was ono of the ablest ,
perhaps the ablest of major-generals in
the regular army during the war. ( Jon-
cral Logan stood in the front rank of
major-generals of volunteers. There is
the strongest of nil precedents for con
gress to follow in giving Mrs , Logan the
same pension as Mrs. Hancock now
draws , which is not $ r > 0 ra mouth , as
stated by the Herald , but $0,000 , a year.
Its Talso foundations having given way
the argument of tlie JIcrnM falls to the
TIIK presence of the artist , John Mul
vany , in Omaha , lias stimulated tlie hope
that an exhibition of two of his most
famous paintings , nowin Chicago , can be
secured while tlie painter is still among
us. John Mulvany is one of the greatest
of living American artists. His methods
in art are peculiarly his own , though
modelled from ono of the best masters.
As 11 figure painter ho has but few living
superiors. As a colorist lie holds high
rank. His style and execution stamp
him as a creative genius in art. Educated
abroad as a youth iu the Munich school of
art lie lias been a hard student ever since ,
steadily advancing in his profession and
finding fame nnd profit through the sale I
of the work of his brush. Mulvany has
had little of the commercial Instinct I
which makes money and cheaply acquired
newspaper reputation the goal of so
many painters' ambition. He has been
content to strive for excellence rather
than for favor with "hanging commit
tees" in the ante-rooms of art exhibitions ,
and has been satisfied to lind his reward
in Ihc sober praise of his associates ,
masters in their art , and in the
ptompt sale of his works as they
wore reluctantly relinquished from llio
walls of his studio. Omaha should bo
given an opportunity to judge of Mul-
vany's work. It will bo a. revelation to
those who have never been brought' into
contact with tlio results of the patient
study and artistic inspiration of a re
markable painter and a genial gentle
LOUD 11.\UTI.WTO.V has declined to ac- a
ccpt a position in the Salisbury cabinet.
Some days ago Mr. (5. W. Smalloy , in a
cablegram to the New York Tribune ,
said : "If Lord Ilartington refuses to
form or join a coalilion ministry , the
hour has struck for an Irish parliament. "
this there was doubtless voiced the
fear of the lories and the hope of the op
position , and there Is great reason for
gratification among all friends of Ireland
that the latter has beou realized. There
will bo a period of uncertainty and
political confusion , perhaps , before
serious homo rule legislation begins , but
the course of the tide is in the right di-
reclion. The fear of homo rule has econ as nj
used as an iron band lo hold together by
most repulsive tension the most stufl'y
lories and the strongest radicals in the
liberal party. The band has snapped ; in
Hint is the thing in n nut-shell and any coi
repairs must bo but temporary , as the
permanent adjustment can only come by
complete recasting of political parties , of
and the leader that can present the most a
intelligent platform based upon reforms awli
that will relieve the people trom the un- l)0f
ncccbsary burdens of the day will stand
the head. The friends of Irish home
rule and many liberals who arc waiting the
see parliament turn to domestic Jogi.s up
lation in England believe that William
is that leader.
ii' the plans of Stanley were not interfered K
ferod with , ho started for Zanzibar yes
tordny. The general desire that ho should
cad the expedition to the relief of Kmiu
13oy , oven though so capable and oxpori ot
onceil ii man us Thomson is available ,
shows the profound faith felt in him. li
has been generally understood that no ox- in
pcdltion would bo organized until the
arrival of Dr. Junker in London with the
latest information as to the cxistiii { ,
obstacles on the various routes proposed. six Jm
Hut It would be perfectly practicable lor
Stanley tpmeot Junker on the way , since
famous Russian explorer is to be in
Cairo on Saturday week , January
Indeed , he has already urged that Stan at
should bo sent in command of a relief the
expedition , as soma lighting must bo
done , and he has declared that the roads
now practicable. There seems to be Ida
full purpose to hurry forward the relief ger
expedition , and hence wo may presume
Stanley goes in advance to make thu for
preliminary arraugcmtmls without
further Jos * o.f tlmo.
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dC.CCJltlV l ro * r trtn
Wnlt Whitman's Glasgow frionJs contrib
uted fSOO for his Christmas present.
Several grandsons ot .John C. Calhonn
nude big strikes dtinn ? tlio recent flurry In
Wall street.
Governor Alccr of Mlchlcan ffav * the boys
ot the state reform school UO pairs ot skates
on Christmas.
Massachusetts will have two authors of
jooks in Ihc Klftlclh congress Henry Cabot
Lodge a ml Governor Long.
monument to Garibaldi on the Janlciilum ,
in Rome , to cost 1,000,000 francs.
Bonanza M.tckay'gftvo ' every employe of
the Commercial Cable company both In this
country and Europe half a mouth's salary as
a Christmas gift.
Consressnian Gar , of Louisiana , sweoto us
ds labors for the dear pcoplo with the chncr-
[ ul reflection that ho has 51,600,000 invested
n sugar plantations ,
W. II. Wells ot Chlcasfo has one of the
finest collections oC English dictionaries and
'ramnmrs In the country. Of grammars ho
ml-WO , no two bolng alike.
Congrcsman IJcn Lo Fevre , of Ohio , has
abandoned all hope of the Turkish mission ,
and , as ho was not re-elected to coiiBross ,
feais that hereafter ho may bu obliged lo earn
its living.
Congressman Glover , of Missouri , Is soon
: o marry Miss Patten , Unughtcr of Mrs. A n-
ustasl.i Patten , a wealthy widow of Call for'
ila , who owns a lar e house near the Wash
ington home of Senator Edmunds.
Lord Tennyson's new volume sells more
roely than anything he ever published. The
Hiiulciniintlon of the critics la outweighed
jy the voice of fashion , and Lord Tennyson
s as much the fashion now as ever.
An Oin.iha Itcvolt.
Kan fivncttco Altii.
There Is a revolt in the Omnlia cooktiiR
school. Perhaps the students were compelled
to cat what they cooked.
1'oor I'oet.
C'/i/royo / /
Ono would think that the charity of the
generous Englishmen who are raking a fund
'or Walt Whitman would bcglu at home , as
they haven poor poet themselves.
Ho Got There All the Same.
Son Fmnclstol'osl.
The latest Xew York defaulter Is seventy
vc.irs old and blind , but Is believed to have
oached Canada without mishap. The
Ullicted always Hud safety in thobeaicn path.
Gould nnil the Ucc.
Dallas JN'cit's.
.From the way Jay Gould hopped whoa
'iresham rendered his decision on the
Wabash receivership. It looks as if the Judge
iad a "bee , " but he hail started It up Jay's
pantaloon legs on the inside.
Art ami Anatomy.
fVorfa Tmnvrtpt ,
The Chicago clergymen who witnessed the
Pallet disagree as lo the moral effect ot such
performance. It would seem that ono set of
[ > rcachers were looking at tlio artistic move-
ncuts of the dancers ; the others at the
Jmbs. One was studying art ; Urn other
An Old Man's Soliloquy.
AllxwM Journal.
VPS , vto'ro setting old ; 'tis almost fifty years
Since Jane and 1 set out together , to travel
through smlle.s and tears
The journey o life ; and now it's well nigh
We've reached the downward slope ,
And , at last , in our lives content la blended
With charity , faith and hope.
Tn at form , in bending over her knittintr , iu
the arm chair by my aide ,
Grows dearer to me as life' * tfMdon sands Iu
the hourglass downward glide.
mourn not for youth departed , 'twas only a ?
dav dream fair ,
love best tlie wrinkled faces , shaded by sil
very hair ;
We've enjoyed the skies of morning , now
comes the sunset west ,
Am , of the two , 1 think I love life's calmer
Youth hss its pleasures , I'vo tasted , them ,
and know
That however sweet they may be , they're
fteotini ? an the snow
That falls in the springtime tearful , and
melts us it touches earth ;
Or , as the cay bubbles which children blow
in their Innocent mirth ;
But , when ucaceful ago creeps on , never
blighting ho.irts that are trim ,
Thou the purest joy and peace are felt , wltn
heaven just in vlow.
Stuart marketed $50,000 worth of baled
hay during the season ,
Jiiishvillo gamblers are paying court at
lively rale , and the run threatens bank
ruptcy. ,
A street railroad company with a cap
Ititl of $00,00(1 ( propose to navigate the
slrcots of Hastings early in tlio spring. by
Tecumseh is taking a lively interest in
the proposed Omaha road to Indian Ter
ritory , nnd wants to got on the main of
lino. of
A Springfield porker , with a nose for
business , has boon fattening himself on
hot milk , pumped directly from tlio
family cow.
A colony of Nebraska Germans have
selected land for future homoH near Caldwell - do
Will , Idaho. It is said ninety families
will . move out there in the next sixty daya.
Mrs , Knock Mason , wito of a Plaits-
mouth shopman , applied blue ointment In
a salvo to her injured feelings. An at
emetic weaned her from the shining
There arc 578 oflictfrs nnd men enrolled
the I State National Guard. The guard do
consists : of one regiment of infantry and
one company ot artillery with gun.s to the
get.And Drowsier has lost the roimly scat ties
Hlalno ! county , The "soat" wan carted
quarter of a milo'Oiitsldo the town. per
where Ladora was * planted by rival
boomers ,
" '
Even Cheyenne "no'wspapors are wor
ried about the Oman ft coal bore , When no
genuine black nqggoU are brought
, before the end of January , n score of f
envious towns will become dyspeptics of is
the chronic sort. | : -
Monday nfternoonviight miles north by
east of Dunbar , ( > eorgo Ames mid Fred One
ram m were thrown out of a sleigh. A
loaded gun followed wd went oil' in the
usual wuy. The hholj plowed the right
side of Ames' abdomen causing death in
three hours. Ho w'rts , twenty-two years . -
ag-i , t '
'J ho Creighton Trnjtiscrlpl says : "Tho low
grand jury after ho/iriing the testimony
regard to ox-Treasurer ICudish's defalcation -
falcation of nearly $10,000 , concluded of
that ' a man who steals $10,000 , of the puo
jile's money ia not guilty of embezzle and
ment , while the man who holds i-50 for level
sixty days is a thief , and ought to bo
prosecuted to the full extent of the the
Jaw. "
The two little boys of H. W. Biiirtl , of
Todd Creek , Johnson county , wcro left was
homo last Sunday while the balance of
family went to church. Soon after comt
they were gone the older boy , njjcd 13 ,
took a shotgun that was supj > oseu to tions
have been unloaded , and pointing it t the
nine-year-old brcithor pullea the trig other
, when the cliargfi entered the child's ing
neadj killing him instantly. The boy re
mained at the side of his dead brother ins
two hours tiwuitiug the return of the must
family , and on their arrival hctv'us'foand
spevoliles.s with horror. two
loira Items.
The lohxl enrollment of scholars in the
Clear Lake public schools is 373.
The buildng improvements of Hurling-
ton for tlio year amount to ? 300,000.
A $ , ' 0,000 schoolbuilding will bo erected
at Au du bo n as soon as the weather will
The number of hogs packed this .sea *
son at Davenport up to the 27th inst.
Were 23,000.
A Union county farmer has figured il
out that it coals on tin tivcrago $4.15 an
aero to ralso corn ,
The Alias mine near l ) s Molno.t has
been partially abandoned on account of
an over How of water.
The deposits of the three lialional
banks of Ottumwa are 5802,000 , and their
loans nnd discounts are $750,000.
Uentonsport , in Van Uuren county , has
been selected by a syndicate representing
a capital of $70,000 as thesite for n cotton
goods manufactory.
Senator Allison is good authority for
the statement that thorn arc aboutiW.1,000 ;
families In the state and out of that num
ber JllO.OOO families are enjoying comfort *
able homes.
The citizens of Hurlinglon generously
donated $5,300 to the Sisters of St. Francis
as _ . a Christmas olTering , to bo used in
aiding the construction of a 20,000 hos-
pilrT til Ihat city.
The Hrotherhood of Kailwav Section
Foremen of North America , organized al
Conncll Ulufls one month ago. has re
ceived about ! 300 applications for mem
bership since adjourning.
About half n bushel of ivory chips and
a number of line gaming tables were de
stroyed ! at Dos Moines by order of tlio
court. 'I hat is the
Way they enjoin the
; ; ,
gambling houses at the capital.
A few months ago J. M. MeCabo , of
Davenport , bought the old Klllott farm
near ; DCS Moines , for if-M.OOO. Last week
lie. sold it to the Dewov Bros. , of Chicago ,
for ijvO.OOO , thus making ? ' , ' 0,000 , in four
months ,
Hov. W. V. Dove , pastor'of the M. E.
church at Beaman , ( Jrundy county , died
of heart disease at that place on Christmas
ma day. He was forty-eight years of
ago and had been in the active service of
the ministry for twenty-live years.
The soldier boys at the state capilol
building eroded u slight tribute to their
fallen , chief , General Logan , on the 37th
hist They decorated in white and black
two large granite colums in the second
story rotunda. Itetwcon these they placed
a , table , on which i an excellent portrait
of the dead general surrounded by dra
Joseph ICubot , aged nineteen , of Du-
biiiiiie , took somnambulistic leave of his
bed , jumped through a glass door on the
second lloor of his residence , nnd , de
scending from the porch to the ground
below , walked about the streets of the
city for some time with no covering to
his body but his underwear. AVhcn cap
tured blood was streaming from his feet
hands and head. There is danger of los
ing lu's feet from the ell'ects of being
badly frozen.
Dakota ,
The game law will be in full force on
and after January 1.
Sioux Falls' building improyemcnls
for 1880 cost over 000,000.
It took six men and a policeman to ar
rest two men at Yankton the other even
Jy order of Uncle Sam , SCO head of cattle -
tlo were killed and frozen for the use of
Indians at Lower Brulc agency yester
Anthracite coal consumers at Ynnkton _
are now at the mercy of the railroads , the
supply beinir exhausted at the end of last ,
A man near Woonsockct raised his own
broom corn last summer and this winter
will make about 100 do/.cu brooms from
tiic corn.
The railroad taxes paid into the terri
torial treasury amounts to ij.1:22,533.rtt. :
Receipts from all somces show a total of
The Yankton ladies have been publicly
nolilicd not to wear such big hats at the
lecture course. The dainty committee in
charge of the lecture season claim the
large hats lo bo a nuisance.
Ranchmen in the hills are making
preparations for farming next summer
on a much more extensive scale than they \
have heretofore , and should the season
bo propitious the crops will distance- pres
ent expectations.
Mi * . Midgoly ou Pool lousiness.
"Yes , " fcaid a railroad mnn yesterday , who
attended the meeting of stuto commissioners
at Ues Moiues , la. , lust week , "i think that
fircat good will result from Unit gatherluu7. ho
enabled the commlfsloncre from ono state
intcrclianRO views with these from several
other states , through which about the same
system of roads run and learn dliectly more
about the laws of such stale and how they
are enforced. .Mr. J.V. \ . Mldgoly was
there and made a short address lietore the
convention on the subject of " 1'ools nnd
Their Value in Itallroad Uiislncss. " Ainotii ;
other things , ho said , "thnt from their first
Inception , not only In this conntrj , but in
Kngland , pools on 'Joint purse arrange
ments , ' as they arc called there , have been ,
tlios-o not familiar with them , rocardud
with more or less aversion ; and yet , aside bill
from what may seem to be the selfish object and
seeming to each road Its fixed i KM ceil tan o
tonnage or Itbcmiivtlent In money , the
interests of the public are conserved by the
inulntmuuice of roasonabln rates which are
Intended U ) bo alike to alt parties under
similar conditions.
Tlio intent , hocontimied , has been the pro-
lilnlL unjust discrimination. That la pre for
cisely what niiy well rcuiilnted pool nims to in
, and do it more elfecilvuly than can beau
com plNicd by law , however strongly formed.
Iiul equality of treatment Is now what many
tmlppcrs want. Professedly they desire that
competition should bo free and unrestricted.
other words they want the railroads to bo a
llboity to bid one nirainst another. If .such
latitude Is not allowed because ot iioollnt ;
resirlctior.H Ihey chifin that competition Is Ho
suppressed and inoiioiiolp substituted. They nnd
not point the length to which unregulated
competition snroly lends. When two or moio
roads lire fico to compete for a plvcn tralllc
worst kind of discrimination follows. In
stead of the rate * ( lion beluu alike to all jwr- and
they are unequal as the caprice of the he
railroad nt'ent or the selflshnc.isof the ship
may dlotuto , 'J'hut Inequality continues with
until. merely nominal llcnrt'sure u > .icU'd , and
when that result Is at la ! neil the ills-
criminations nKatiiftt dealers ami shippers in and
other sections aie practiced. eral
Kxpcrluiice has amply demonstrated that
nKreoment will miflico to maintain estab
lishcd , mdo. It Is teem
rajes supported by aw ll
conceived | nnd ( Irmly established pool. There ju I ,
a certain amount of trulllo In sight. Kuch in
road is resolved to have \vliat it is pk'.tsed to
term its tliarc. How Is It to ho had' ' Simply
ulildiiiK for it , Tlio ir.snlt Is u sciamhlc. to
shipper may bo t 'lvcn emu rut ? , while ing
another secures n lower rate tor a Jllo : ser
vice.Tho exiicrieiini ofsoutliwestern was
lines Jg m > t
exceptional. When the was
n.-uoclHtioii dissulvitu last March ruins to und oi'wl
Jjom the 1'acillc coast , whether all-rail or by
water and rail , immi'dliitely full to nbsmdly
figures. They have not yet been ic- upon
htored or very considerably advanced , and
presumably will noi ba , until another puul Is
fonniul. In like manner on tlio disruption
the contract * formerly exlntlni ; be lion
tween Cldcauo and Omaha and Chicago A
.St1'hul the rates fell to a fighting diers
within a week , A similar ilisuv
nou.3 record has repeatedly len made to
trunk linos. Wlumovvr they fulled to
ngree as to any vital jirovlMon of their pool
tell to prices tlio coiitliiuancn of which aged
meant bankruptcy to thu participants. It In
, doubtless , a knowledge ol tuuo fuels '
which Impelled JuUjm Drftdy of thu circuit
ot tliy United .States for the district of
Oreiron , when the receiver ot the Uncoil .V four
California railway applied to him for instiuc- cut
as to whether lie bhoulil comply with died
new law of the t-tato. which , HIIIOIIK
tlilnas. piohlbilcd pooling , In deliver
his opinion to saj ; 'Tooling freights or
dividing tiariiings Is rivwtml to by connect-
lines ot railway as a moans of avoiding
tlioriitlliit ! ot rates which , if persisted In , only
roiiilt Incorporate fauieme. It is not easy
apparent how a division of dm oariiiiiuu of the
uuch ruada can concern .or alTwt the puu- for
lies lone as the rate of Iraniport.itlfin on
ttictT Is icasonnblc. " Omn/ia / Ufintlllcan ,
To llio Kditor of the HER : It would
seem from this article that If the nillroruls
were allowed to pool nil shippers would
bet treated alike , Mr. Jlidgloy holds this
inducement out to I lie commissioners.
Hot does it work. For years past , we
have had good solid pools. Was all ship
pers treated nliko ? U'as there any re
bates. special rates , or advance charges ?
M hat assnranco have wo when the rail
roads pool again thnt it will not bo llio
saino old story. It is stated on good
authority that during the short life of the
Standard Oil company and its branches
the railroads have rebated to them over
sixty million dollars. Then there arc
forty ' or lifty more lines Jo hear from.
U'hnt good , reasonable excuse can tlio
railroads oiler for rebating this monov
away from the stockholders , especially
when united in a pool , for they them
selves claim that this pool Is the remedy
that all may be treated alike.
Suppose a bank was run on this plan.
charging 8 per cent to nil customers anil
then select a favored few and give them
back 4 pnr cunt. Now. Mr. President ,
why diil you do this ? Well , we had com
petition ; I had to do it , would probably
bo his reply. How long would the bank
stockholder * ) accept stieh n statement ?
U'ould they took upon Mich as a leglll-
mate business transaction ? No , they
would sav that i.4 stealing , and in cither
case could not the ollii-crrf bo held crimi *
nally liable by the slockholdersV Do wo
nolliavo competition in all business ? If
wo protect ono wo inotiUI protect nil.
Air. Midgloy quotes Judge llnidy , of Oregon
gen , but fails to quote Judge Maxtor , of
Ohio , who ruled in regard to the pools of
the roads transporting coal from tlie
Hooking Valley , Tim receiver of oiiu
road accumulated $100,000 of earn
ings which , by the terms of the
agreement , was to go to the
other pooling companies. Hesitating
to nitiko a gift to oilier roads while the
bondholders wcro waiting for their inter
est , he .submitted the matter to the courts
which had appointed hint. Judge Hax-
tcr. with much indignation , ordered that
lie .should ' 'not only not pay out this
money , but to pay no mrmoy whatever
for any such purpose while the road is in
the cut-tody of this court , " and added !
"Such contracts as these arc no more to
bo respected by the law than any other
gambling contracts. " Hudson nays :
" \Vhat prevents the stockholders of any
railroad from instituting criminal pro
ceedings against the otllcers who pay out
funds which have bean fairly earned for
dividends lo enrich rival companies who
luivo earned less ? It would bo an unex
pected and startling result ot these de
vices for the improvement and elevation
ot the railway interests if home of the
respectable pooling otlicials should find
themselves lodged in the penitentiary for
breach of trust , criminal conspiracy"
embezzlement of railway tunds. "
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A StruKUto With Lion.
Paris Figaro : A lerriblo seeim oc
curred Friday in the menagerie belong
ing to Npuma Hawa ( ftlmc. Sottlet ) now
performing at Yorviors. The regular
trainer of IJrulus , a young lion two years
old ( the mother of which devoured her
trainer at Home in 18S8) ) , being away ,
Nouma-Ilawa determined to put the
animal through a rehearsal of its per
formance. : M.'Grcnier , one of the attend
ants was in the cage when the lion was
admitted. On the appearance of
Nomna-Hawa , with her whip , Brutus
How at her throat , tearing part of her
lower < Jaw awnj' and otherwise mangling
her. She screamed for help , and Houvit-
lant , the principal keeper rushed into the
cage 1 and bravely flow to the rescue.
Seizing the brute's jaws ho forced it to
let go its hold of Aouma-llawa , who
tound strength to escape from the cage.
M , Soulet himself had oulered the cage
in tlie meantime and was attacked in
his turn , receiving a severe clawing. A
fearful struggle then ensued between
Uouvillant and Ihc lion , the man lighting
and biting in the deadly grapple. At
length thu brute was driven oil' by pitch
forks , and , more ( load than alive , the
gallant Keeper got out , only to swoon
away on the monngorio Hoot.
i\'nfoiml ! Tribune , Otc. is ,
We earnestly hope that lite senatorial
contest in Nebraska will result in the reelection -
election of General Charles H. Van
\Vyok. U'o hopp this because wo ( irmly
believe that it will bo very important to
tiic interest of the veterans to have him
re-elected. The soldier needs in congress
every active , helpful friend that ho can
have , and none arc at all likely to bo of
more value lo him than General Van
Wyck has shown himself lo bo.
A soldier himself of excellent record ,
has the warmest interest in soldiers ,
and has been indefatigable in his efforts
wherever ho foil that ho could render
thorn ettoetivo service. Ho sought a
place on the pension committee , which
many senators shun , for it brings much
hard work with little chance for reputa
tion , and he has since been
one of its most industrious
members. Ho has secure. ! an
unusiia 1 number of special pensions.
and labored constantly to enlarge and
liberalize the scope of the general pen
sion liws. His energetic support of the
to increase , the pension of widows
minors , and llio bill to place all dis
abled and ( k'Dcnilunt ' soldiers upon the
pension roll is w ll known to everybody
who has kept a watch of congressional
proceedings. Ucing a ready , forcible de
bater , a good parliamentarian , and
always prepared for an aggressive fight ,
whatever he thinks is right , his value
the senate to the veterans cannot bo
General Van Wyck was born at 1'otigh *
keepsio. N , Y. . in ] ' . ) , He entered ( lie
profession of the law , and was enjoying
lucrative praetien and enviable profes
sional standing when the war broke out.
raised a regiment among his friends
neighbors , which became the "Tenth
Legion , " afterwards the Fifiy-sixlh Now
York , and commanded it with
grunt success , refusing nll'era of
promotion which his gallantry
soldiership won for him , because
had promised these who had enlisted
him that ho would not hwvo thorn
during the war. Ho commanded his bri
gade during the last year of thn war ,
was commissioned n brigadier gen
His command had the greatest
nft'cctlon for him , and such was the es
In which ho was hold at homo that ed
was elected to represent his district
four congresses. Ho emigrated to Ne
braska in 1874 , ami soon after was in
duced In accept thn position aa dulugalo
the constitutional convention' Knler
the state aonato in 1870. ho com
mended himself MI to thn people that ho
re-elected twice , and then lit IHiO
chosen United Status senator to MIL"
Algernon S. L'mldock.
His course in tlio senate lias boon
marked by earnest mid intromd attacks
whatever ho ronooivou to bo dan
gerous or injurious to I ho people , and
thosuliavo attracted widespread nttoii- For
| o him.
man who has done to much tor sol
should receive I he support of wiry
.Now Tootli In OJil
There are several cases on rqpord { if
people- cutting a now set of teeth.
the lust cuntury tlie Hon. hdward
1'rogcrs died in his ninety-sixth year "of
nnuulsli of cutting tooth , ho having cut
now leotn. and had soven-.l ready to
, which so inlhimed hi * gums that ho
thereof. " There are many other in
stances on record of old people who wore
fortunate than tub , and who out
complotu set * of tcoth after having 1509
reached the time of life when they ; ould
expect to bo toothless.In 01110
* thU third bet o.f tooth appeared after
old person had been without a tooth
hwit. ) years or lubro.
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