Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 13, 1887, Page 4, Image 4

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"Kvintv one for himself" is the motto
of Van Wyck'a opponents. Kvcry vote
for the people's choice is the motto of Ihe
general's slrong and well organized fol
Tinincouslics of Iho scimla chamber
are said to bo much improved. They
have not been Improved sullioiontly to
echo the whisper of tlio man at Lincoln
who thinks Van Wyck's election doubt
TK.VNKSSKI : democrats refuse to caucus
on the senatorial issue. They deny the
necessity with an overwhelming demo
cratic majority. This is the view which
Nebraska republicans will lake of a sim
ilar question.
A I'Kwmoro railroad systems in Omaha
ought to bring ns competing elevators.
Omaha lias no grain market because she
is bound hand and fool lo Iho clovalur
monopoly which prohibils competition
u u and builds up other cities at the expense
of our own.
IF lawyers could decide the senatorial
issue there would bo a hallelujah of praise
in legal circles oycr the certainly of Iho
outcome , Hut the bar and the democracy
combined cannot ride that dark horse
under the string. There can bo only
one result of present conditions.
CIIICAGOAXS are becoming disturbed
over the amazing growth of Omaha , St.
Paul and Kansas City. Omaha ca.i stand
Iho disturbance. She is becoming a little
fluttered herself over her own remarka
ble advancement and the prospects so
temptingly hold out by the fulure.
Nebraska is a greal slate and she is build
ing up a great city on her eastern border.
And the foundations are as yet scarcely
THE UHE'S news service at the state
capital speaks for itsolf. So do the bills
from the telegraph company. But it is
money well expanded. The UEK has for
years led all rivals because it was cer
tain to secure all the news without regard
to the cost of collection. The public is
sure to reimburse genuine enterprise
which exhibits itself less in self-pun'ory.
than in serving faithfully a largo and a
growing constituency of intelligent
Tun methods which are being adopted
by the bulldozers and railroad shysters
in Lincoln to rope in and compromise
country members of the legislature are
too disreputable for open discussion. Pri
vate gambling rooms , dissolute women ,
gilded gin mills and smooth-tongued
rakes are all being used to fasten the
chains of railroad terrorism upon rural
legislators and to entangle thorn in the
not of the men who have banded togolhor
to defeat General Van Wyck's election.
The editorial correspondence of the Uii : ;
which appeared in yesterday's edition of
this paper will prove an eyo-openor to the
good people of Nebraska. It will bo
scarcely loss ot a disclosure to a number
of well-meaning but rather green gentlemen -
men in Lincoln who for a week past have
boon overwhelmed with kindness and at-
tontlons without understanding fully the
motives of their would-be benefactors.
A FOT recently developed in connec
tion with one of the president's Maryland
appointments is interesting as an illustra
tion of the way in which senators take
advantage of tlio star-chamber system to
make "senatorial courtesy" efl'eotivu.
Senator Gorman , of Maryland , is the
most insatiable patronago-soeker in the
country , and was successful in getting a
number of his political hcnler.s in position
while the administration was still young.
Hut it happened that tha president ap
pointed a Uallimore , man as supervising
inspector of steam vessels who was not
lu favor with Gorman , and whom the
senator found ho could not control. The
appointee was capable and personally
worthy , but when his name went lo the
senate at the last session Gorman suc
ceeded in having tlio nomination "hung
up" until the session was over. Ho then
endeavored to induce tlio president to
appoint a man of his recommendation ,
but Mr. Cleveland had by this time had
! > / enough of Gorman and declined lo regard
f bis wishes. A few days ago llio nomina
tion was again sent to the senate , the
inspector meanwhile having made an
excellent record , and tuaro is some in
terest to see whether will bo
8E ln able to make "senatorial courtesy"
available to defeat the nomination. Such
facts show the wrong , and ttio danger as
veil , of the system of considering tip-
Under the above heading the St. Louis
x * fnnocral discusses in a WaMnng-
ton special the stale doilgo which the
opponents of Senator Van Wyck have
been attempting to use in the senatorial
canva 3. This plan , which was thought
to have had some effect in defeating
Senator Winclom in Minnesota , consists
in photographing the entire block In
Washington in which the senator resides -
sides and palming it ofl' on his constit
uents as a picture of the "Insurious
palace" which ho makes hh homo In the
national capital. In order to gild
the lie the publio are confi
dentially informed that the senator
paid SS'.OOO for this regal structure and
that here In his off hours ho lolls in
oriental magnificence attended by a
retinue of colored servants and inhaler
the perfumed incense from softly play
ing fountains.
We arc sorry to dispel this charming
Illusion , but the paper referred to has al
ready accomplished the easy feat. It says ;
"This house is an eligible one , stands on
a corner , with other substantial structures
close up against it on cither side. The
photograph was taken from a diagonal
point , and not only shows up Van
Wyok's corner in good shape , but makes
it appear as if two or three houses ad
joining belonged with it. Indeed , one
unacquainted with Washington architec
ture might got the idea from tlio photo
graph that the reform senator lived in
one of those piles of brick and mortar
called in other countries a palace. Mr.
Van Wyck paid ? ,17OCO for the alleged
$200,000 mansion presented by photo
graph to the criiical eyes of the Ne
braska legislators. If the senator wants
them ho can have allidavils from all the
neighbors within two blodks that there is
no style about him. Warm evenings it is
one of the interesting sights of the local
ity to see the senator hatlcss , coatless
and vcstloss , with his 'gallusscs' dropped
down , and in his stocking feet , sitting out
on Iiis front stoop , just as ho would do at
homo in Nebraska. " So passes the glory
of the roorback.
The Proposed New Department.
The house of representatives on Tues
day passed the bill creating tlio depart
ment of agriculture and labor , with but
20 votes recorded against the measure.
The bill provides for tlio consolidation of
the bureaus of agriculture and labor inlo
a department , ollicercd similarlv to the
existing executive departments. Tlio
chief of the new department would be
known as the secretary of agriculture and
labor , and would have an assistant secre
tary. A diusion of the department
would bo under charge of a commissioner
of labor , whoso duties are prescribed
and consist in part of collecting informa
tion upon llio subjccl of lauor , its relation
to capital , hours of labor , rates of wages ,
co tof production of articles produced ,
earnings of laboring men and women ,
means ot promoting their malarial ,
social , inlclleclual and moral prosperity ,
and Iho best means to protect life and
prevent accidents in mines , workshops ,
factories and other places of industry.
Aulhorily is given Iho socrclary to inquire
inlo causes of discontent that may exist
between employers and employes within
Iho United Stales * The measure appears
lo DC very thorough and comprehensive
in its requirements and regulations.
This legislation is Iho outcome of a
number of years of agitation during
which the inlorests involved have been
steadily growing in extent and im
portance. Wo do not recall
the time when Iho proposition
was first made to create a department ,
instead of a bureau of agriculture , but
the mailer has been urged upon the nl-
tcntion of congress for at least a score ot
years. Yet until within tlio past two or
three years it received little favorable
consideration. It is not unlikely that the
later concern shown in the matter by
congress is largely due to the increased
itilliionco exerted by the labor interest of
the country , which demands to bo more
prominently identified with the govern
ment than it has been , or perhaps could
bo , under present conditions. There is
no sound reason why there should not bo
such a department as the bill in question
provides for , and if its creation will pro
mote the prosperity and welfare of the
great interests it would represent in the
government , us may fairly bo assumed ,
that is sulllcient answer to any objections
lo Ihe legislation. Agriculture and labor
are the foundations ot the national pros-
perily , and it is : i wisa policy that pro
vides the largest and most liberal means
for obtaining an accurate knowledge of
their condition and requirements , and
gives them such a place in liie oonsidera-
lion of Iho government as will assure
them equal attention with all other in
terests , Franco and olhor countries of
Kuropo have always pursued this policy ,
and if the results with them have atlohled
its wisdom there can bo no doubt that
they will do so with us.
Those Democratic Votes.
A word as to General Van Wyck's de
pendence upon democratic voles , about
which so much ado is made by the rail-
rogue republicans who shed tears of sorrow
row over the mere thought that a repub
lican should think of accepting proU'ered
assistance from the opposing party. Sen
ator Van Wyck entered the canvass as a
republican candidate with a thirty years'
record of service to republicanism. He
is as nnnli of a republican to-day as ho
has been for three decades. Ho will bo
elected as his own successor by republi
can votes , llnl ho will not and cannot
decline any assistance to his candidacy
coming from members of the legislature
elected to ollico by republicans , not be
cause they wore republicans or demo
crats , but because they were willing lo
defeat men set up by the railroads to defeat -
feat the people's choice. Whatever
democratic support Van Wyck receives
will be given him bucauso the men who
cast the votes come from constituencies
which pledged their members in advance
of election to his candidacy. Such votes
will bo in obedience lo Uie lawful de
mands of representative government ,
which should always bo superior lo llio
dielales of a partisanship which cannot
advance party interests , and ads as an
obstruction to the general welfare.
IHsuiarol : and tlio
The opening ot the German roiehstag
or imperial parliament on Tuesday af
forded another remarkable evidence ) of
tha dictatorial power which the great
chancellor wields over the united father
land , iioforo his autocratic will constilu-
eneied must bend and decrees of political
parties vanish at the word. The question
of adding 41,000 uieu to tlio Govmaii.anay
and continuing the seven years' term of
military service was under discussion ,
with the radicals and clericals strongly
in opposition. Uismarck blnflly dU-
daincd extended argument. His speech
was a protracted threat and not a
portion of the debate , liaising his voice
so that it rang in every portion of the
hou o ho boldly declared that if the
measure should not bo passed as it came
from the government direct "without the
slightest alteration , tlio relchstag would
bo dissolved. " "Tho strongih of the
army , " dolmnlly proclaimed Iho chancel
lor , "shall not depend upon changing
majorities. Do not cherish such fantastic
ideas. It is quite impossible lo make a
parliamentary army out of an imperial
army. Wo do not intend to let the de
fense of Germany depend each time on
the vote of parliament , and if you do not
enable us , by passing this bill quickly and
intact , lo increase the army to suit what
wo consider necessary for the security of
the country , we shall prefer to continue
the discussion with another rciclistag.
Wo shall no longer submit to n long dis
cussion. Wo must have certainly. You
will oilher pass the bill or wo shall be
obliged to turn to others who will give us
this certainty. "
liisnmrck and tha government fully
appreciate the importance of the con
stitutional crisis which might bo pre
cipitated by Iho defeat of the miliiary
establishment bill. The support winch
Windthorst has received from tlio people
in his opposition to further additions to
the great burden ot an enormous stand
ing army is signilleant of the growtli of
liberal sentiment in Germany. The
government understands clearly that a
refusal lo enlarge its standing army in a
time of general uneasiness with
threats of- war filling the air
and rumors of great continental
disturbances permeating the diplomatic
almosphero of all the courts , would betaken
taken as the beginning of a policy of dis
armament and of tlio subordination of
the military power to the ndcds and in
terests of peace. Such a policy inaugu
rated by Germany would work a revolu
tion in the tillairs of all Europe. It can
not come while "thn man of iron and
blood" rules with mailed hands over the
destinies of the fatherland. But time
and an educated public sentiment will
certainly bring it about before many
years have passed. Tlio strain on llio
country caused by the present condition
of affairs is too serious to bo borne much
longer. The tension must yield.
Not n lloml ) .
The name of MeShano , which was ex
pected to prove a bombshell in llio sena
torial contest , fell with a dull thud in the
open field. It failed to explode. The
fuse was too long and the pow
der wet. The predicted havoc did not
follow. Mr. MeShano will not bo a can
didate of more Hum passinir moment.
The complimentary vote which will fall
lo his lot will no doubt bo pleasing to his
sense of personal esteem , but it will not
increase his political importance any
more llian the complimentary votes given
to.ft doxen democralic candidates in sen
atorial contests gone by have ad
vanced thorn in prominence in
their own party or in the
state. Volleys tired in the air may tem
porarily disturb the atmosphere. It is
still a mooted scientific question whether
they accomplish anything more than this.
This is all that the MeShane boom can
be expecled lo accomplish. The chances
of Ihe congressman from Iho First dis
trict for the presidency as the successor
of Grover Cleveland , arc scarcely .more
remote than his prospects for success in
the senatorial race. A republican would
run more show of an election in the Shoe
string ; district of Mississippi than a demo
crat in the 'Nebraska legislature as at
present constituted. It is absurd to
argue the contrary. The McShauc boom
is a skyrocket , not a bomb.
tlio Situation.
The disposition recently shown by the
Canadian government regarding the
fisheries issue seems very certain to
greatly aggravalc tlio situation. It is in
line with Iho policy which members of
the government had some time ago fore
shadowed , but which it was not be
lieved would bo seriously undertaken
or would receive the approval of the
crown. The now statute , which is ex
treme in its provisions , and is believed
to contravene the rights under Iho treaty
of 1818. has however received the assent
of tier majesty. Thus backed by the
home government there can bo no doubt
that Iho Dominion authorities will at
tempt to rigidly enforce the law. Under
it they are empowered to seize American
vessels whenever and under whatever
circumstances they are found in Uritish
American waters within the three-mill )
limit. Kegardless of whether a fishing
vessel shall have committed or intended
to commit any illegal act , if wilhin three
miles of the shore the Canadian ollicers
are required to seize the vessel , run her
into Iho nearest port , search her and ox-
nmino her ollicers under outh. It is the
intention , ns some lime ago announced ,
to increase the Dominion licet of cruisers
so that every mile of the coast can bo
carefully watched and guarded.
That nothing will bo omitted by the
Canadian government necessary lo carry
oul to Iho fullest extent its polioj ot hostil
ity in this matter , now that it has the sup
port of Ihe home government , may safely
be Inferred frsm the course already pur
sued. Notwithstanding the fact that
throughout this controversy Canadian
fishing vessels have been permitted to
enter and freely u o American ports along
the New England coast , that they huvo
boon protected by the government in
such entry and use , and have not been re
quired to pay any other fees , charges ,
taxes or duos than have been imposed
upon the vessels of other governments
similarly situated in short , have been and
are still aeeorded the fullest hospitality
and privileges thn Dominion of Canada ,
in the language of Secretary Manning in
a communication to congress last Mon
day , "brutally excludes American fisher
men from Canadian ports , " Treaty
rights , which allow American lishing
vessds lo enter Canadian ports to obtain
certain supplies , have boon defiantly ig-
nor.ed and denied by lha Dominion au
thorities , who have shown the most ag
gressive and hostile spirit.
The now statute will give them grealcr
soopo for llio exercise of ihis spint , and
Ihe tisscul of her majesty relieves them
of any restraint thuy may have fell be
fore. The zealous cruisers of Iho
Domiwion will moat certainly
streldi thcjr authority to the
farthest limit. The practical con'
sequence , if they are pcrinlrtcd lo carry
out their purpose , will undoubtedly be to
render it extremely hazardous for Ameri
can fishing vessels to fish in wsitors Im
mediately outside the three-mile limit ,
or indeed anywhere on the Urilish-Amer-
lean coasl. It is evident that the situ
ation demands of this government a linn
and decided stand , to the end that at
least treaty rights shall not be longer de
nied. The president has authority , under
the act of Juno ID , 1830 , to suspend the
commercial privileges allowed to Cana
dian fishing vessels which the Dominion
denies to American vessels , and this
should bo promptly done. Uoyond this
il will bo tlio duty of congress to take
such action in the matter as will assure
to American vessels adequate protection ,
and It will bo a grave omission if tha
present session is permitlcd to end with
out doing this ,
Tin : promoters of the so-called Ameri
can exhibition which It is proposed lo
hold in London next year do not appear
to bo managing the preliminary arrange-
meiils in that straightforward way nec
essary to command confidence. Doubtless -
loss Mr. Wnshbutno and some of the
others who have been placed in ollielal
positions are acting , ns far as any action
is required of them , In good faith , but
there are indications that the project Is
not entirely free from speculative fea
tures in the interest of a few individuals.
It seems , for example , that some parties
have been making an improper use of llio
name of Ihe president in connection with
the enterprise , an exposure of which was
recently made in a dispatch from Lon
don. Whou the project was at the form
ative slago Mr. Cleveland allowed his
naiiio lo bo used as one ot the honorary
vice presidents , on tlio supposition lhal
Iho exhibition was to bo a distinctively
American affair , but learning subse
quently that its character had not been
correctly represented to him withdrew
his name , of which public announcement
was made. Recently , however , the Kng-
lisli public have been informed that the
enterprise has the endorsement of the
president , the purpose being to commit
this government to it , which suggests
some scheming. An American exhibi
tion hi London miirlit bo a good thing ,
but to accomplish the best results it must
not bo a speculation for the benefit of any
special interests or any sofc of men. The
distrusl already thrown on the proposed
exhibition is likely lo prove very damag
ing lo it.
NEXT to John L. Sullivan , Van Wyck
seems lo exhibit more strength than any
one who has recently visilcd these parts.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ j
Emma Tliuvsby Js spending the wiuler in
Parts. '
Wllliain and Cert < cius ] Vaiulerbllt have
each given 81,000 to the Logan fund.
Governor Ames , of. Mivssachuselts , has
four Harvard graduate on Ids stall.
Senator Mnhonc will KO into railroad
building when he retires from the Semite in
tlr. Schllciunnn is ascending the Nilofaml
examining ruins. In llio spring ho will bu-
Biu to excavate In Oiete.
Steve S. Uroitlc. Iho llrooklyn bridge
jumper , says ho has had enoimh ol tlio jump-
Ins business , and ho has become a horse
Eviovernor ( Ciirtln will retire from con
gress at the close ot this fces-lon , and will
devote lilmscir to pieparliit ; data for a his
tory of Pennsylvania's pait In the war.
The Marquis of Quccnsbcrry , who is bolus
sued for divorce , once proposed to substitute
In the marriage rllual of Iho Bngllsh church
tor the words "Whom God hath joined lo-
Kcther lei no man put asunder" llio words
"Whom Iho government or nalme may put
asunder let no man attempt lo Keep to
gether. "
None Better Tlmn Van Wyck.
IrMi 11'oiW.
The Nebraska legislature has .the selection
of n United States senator In place of lion.
Charles II. Van Wyck , but wo doubt if lliero
is abellcrrcpresi'iilattvc of the people's In
terest to bo found in the state.
Itself Proud.
Attim'ortli JVctrs.
The Omaha IJnu published a sixteen page
paper on Sunday and gave a summary of the
improvement In the city for the past year , a
loviovv of the business done , and made a very
excellent showing of the proud city , and did
Itself pioud ns a newspaper of enterprise and
ability. _
A Perfect Kiioyolopedia ,
J'lalnvlew Gitzctle.
Last Sunday's edition of the Omaha Daily
Dm : contained sixteen pages of interesting
leading matter. It gives a perfect encyclo
pedia of Omaha'sbiislncssiUHl Improvements
during the past year. * * * That Omaha
Is to bo the metrouolls of Iho Mlssomi river Is
almosl a cerlainly , and we believe that It will
be , not many years hence , a rival of Chicago.
. Speak witli n Sweetoncd Tongua.
Ilttr ) > er' llntar ,
If nnvthliiL' unkind you hear
Do not , 1 pray you , It repeat
U hen you that some one chance lo meet ;
For Mich news has u leaden way
Of clouding o'er a sunny day.
Hut if you something pleasant hear
A bent someone you know , my dear ,
Make haste , to make groal haslo 'iwera well ,
To her or him Uie same to tell ;
For such news has auoldon way
Ol lighting upn cloudy day ,
Ncln-nska Jottings.
Grand Island has a silo in sight for thu
proposed Baptist college.
The board of education of Hastings has
adopted plans for a ' ? 2QOGOI school.
The H. & M. pay-car distributed a wad
of 30,000 in Platlsmouth this week.
NorfolK voters will wfcstlo with a
streel railway franchise on the 35th.
Lo the poor Indian < } f tlai Omaha va
riety is hustling for doj * m.l'ullcrton . ,
Valley county voters ha'yo authorized
an investigation of the coiujty records.
The onergclio business > inon of Crete
have subscribed U.tUt ) toward establish
ing a largo creamery.
The Klkhorn Valley road'is ' peeling the
bark oil'tho Klkhorn river atCrowell and
packing il up for summer drinks.
Ihislings hai invested in an "Owl
club , " strictly masculine. Their wives
will swing the "ould" club as Usual.
Fremont is pcrtecling plans lo haye
several streets paved nou summer , pro
vided the legislature grants anthoriiy.
The vigilant "never sleeps" of Plaits-
mouth jailed nine municipal otl'ondcrs in
December. Twenty-six dollars wore ex-
iracled ,
The Fremonl Herald challenges any re
publican in the state to duplicate Con
gressman McSliane's contribution to the
Logan fund.
The Hroken How Times , democralio
Irom too to polished crown , is a Into ad
dition to journalism. George W. Trufruu
is the chief. *
The Fremont Herald says : "Whitinoro ,
ot Douglas , bright ami iit-'ryy , - ' chair-
man of the railroad committee ot ( ho
house. This squints a little towards Vim
Wyck. "
OA little rivalry among the. dealers in
corn m Norfolk sent the price up to 2(1 (
cents. The dinners husked cents of tlio
middlemen's margin.
August Vogt overloaded with Grand
Isltuul beer and slocumbcd in a snow
bank , Ho was found by section men and
tenderly thnwod out.
A peddler of bogus silverware was ar
rested in Geneva last week. Ho loaded
tlto pantry of a rustic Gorman wltli
glistening ware and relieved him of800. .
Alma C. .Johnson , an evil minded girl
of tiftecn , has been sent to thn reform
school from Grand Island. She had be
come so thoroughly bad that her parents
invoked the law in the hope of reclaim
ing her.
Tin1 scientific cnb in the oflleo of the
Croighton Pioneer tested the nllinity of
bcn/.ino and a hot stove. The liolo in thereof
roof through which the youngster Van
ished has been repaired and printers are
expectorating on a new ashpan.
lames Clark , a stranger in Grand
Island , retired to a room with a bottle of
strychnine , determined to kick a tlirco
by six liolo In a cold unfeeling world. A
doctor ami a stomach pinup stayed with
him all night and sharpened his appetite
for breakfast.
Town lit ! MIR.
Tlpton laid out $25,000 In now buildings
last year.
The tax levy in Wapollo county amounts
to $211,04 7.
Kcokuk has laid t lie foundation of a In
state fair.
Two Taina county Indians received
? 17IHH ) from the government the other
The total lax levy of Mahaska county
and Oskaloosa for all purposes is $1S1- !
The number of business failures re
ported in Iowa for 188(3 ( is ; )78 ) , or seven
teen more than for the j ear 1885.
Donkey parties are the latest social
crar.o in Burlington. Participants wear
their cars Mowing and sport a paper tail.
After waiting and snfl'oring a great in
convenience for many long , weary years ,
the people of Ottumwa are to hav > anew
now and elegant union depot early in the
On the 15th will occur the silver wed
ding anniversary of liishop and Mrs.
Perry , of Davenport. It will bo duly and
generally observed by the friends of the
couple in the state.
The school enrollment last year at
Hello Plaino numbered 010 , with an
average daily attendance of 410 , employ
ing eleven teachers. Two new brick
schools were added , costing JW.OOO and
accommodating 000 pupils.
Governor Larrabco reports the follow
ing number of inmates in the dillbrent
state institutions : Orphan's home ,
Davenport , tWl ; penitentiary , Fort Madi
son , ! J81 ; penitentiary , Anamosa , 287 ; insane -
sane asylum , Ml. Pleasant , 058 ; insane
asylum , Independence. 7K3 ; feeble-minded
institute , Glenwood , 285 ; girls' reform
school , Milchellvillo , 125 ; boys' reform
school , Kldorn , U31 ; deaf and dumb
asylum , Council HliiIVs , 201) ) ; blind asylum ,
Vinton , 100 ; normal school , Cedar Falls ,
2t ( ( ) ; state university , Iowa City , over
COO ; agricultural college , Ames , UOO.
Canton claims a population of 2,000 ,
Rapid City has marketed $10,000 park
bonds in New York.
Two members of thn I'apid City band
tro/.oto their instruments while parading
recently. They will sin < r in a nasal key
till the poultice heals their mouths.
During the past year there have been
570 initiates into the Odd Fellows , ' lodges
ofDakotathe ; order now numbering 2 , ' .155.
The number relieved was 121. The total
revenue of the lodges in the territory is
? ; 57)5.85. ! ) ! )
Griggs county has a 8.10,000 court house
that was creeled over two years ago , but
not a term of court has been held in it.
The only hope of putting it into practical
use lies in the bill for two additional
judges to become a law.
The roadway up the hill to the ceme
tery at Rapid Cit.y is as hard to climb
tlieso slippery times of peace as Iho route
ii ) ) the golden steps. When men started
on the 8th inst. to prepare the grave for
a funeral Ihey found it impossible to reach
the summit of the hill and were forced to
turn back. _
The Advertiser is Iho lalcst paper in
Kvanslon lias opened a temperance
library with 7-17 books.
A warehouse and contents in Cheyenne
was destroyed by lire last week , causing
u Ios of $5.000.
The Uurnctizing works at Laramie
have closed down for the season with a
record of 121,21)8 ) tics singed and satu
Twenty-six hundred sheep belonging
to Mr. Herberts wore burned to death in
a corral near Lie Siding one night last
week. The haystacks in the corral caught
lire , destroying fences , sheds and lloor-
ing. The herders were unable lo drive
the frightened herd from the doomed
Two cowboys fresh from the range
squared oft"at twelve paces for a duel in
Cheyenne. The artillery was raised and
ready tor the word when one of the com
batants suggested that they take a farewell -
well drink. They accordingly adjourned.
much to the disgust of the reporter who
had a "scoop" on edgo.
The assessed valuation of Helena is
! ? 5,250,000.
Missoula county has 1,010 children of
school ago.
The real estate transactions of Lewis
and Clarke county for 1830 aggregated
over $8,01)0,000. )
Miles City improved to the extent of
about $280,000 in 1830 , and Ho/eman
about iflOO.OOO.
The Union Pacilic has also cut its pas
senger rales to 5 cents a mile between
liuttu and Ogilon , with corresponding re
ductions all along the liuo ,
Kx-Treasurer William Kemp Roberts ,
of Lewis and Clarke county , has been
pardoned by Governor llousor. Ho was
soul up for two years for stealing county
Last Week the Granite Mountain Min
ing company paid another dividend of
25 cents per share , aggregating
$100,000 , and making a total of dividends
thus paid to date of $1,700,000 , or $0.75
per share. _ _
Work A ain.
Work is again pcoareaslng satisfactorily
upon the foundation of the Merchant's
National hank , after the cessation caused
by the late culd weather. The pile driv
ing is again in operation , and Contractor
Coots is put lint , ' up his frame to erect the
super.-tructuro which will enable him to
work at thu place all the winter.
Jierkn'H Work.
Richard F. Pierce was arraigned ycster-
duj afternoon before Judge Hcrka charced
wiih burgliiri/ing the warehouse of A. J.
Abrams , on the corner of Thirteenth and
Dodge streets.
M. Matc/vlaeh was committed to jail
because of his inability to provide bonds
to the amount of : iOO to keep the peace.
Postal Inspector.
Inspector V/uterUury. of the postal de
partment , dropped into town yesterday
morningon his way cast. It is under
stood that he has some interesting information
mation , which , however , ho wishes now
to conceal.
An tutorritinit Story of Ills t.K'c ns
Uccnllcd by nn Old I'l.iymalr.
,1. II.P. in the Heairico ( Nob. ) Democrat
crat- Abraham Lincoln is so dear to
thu Ainctionn heart , that every incident
of his early life that throws light on the
character of his childhood is a matter of
publio interest. The Century publica
tion of his authorized lifo is awakening
new interest in that direction , The his
tories whet the wish for more , and we
gladly listen to fragments fro \ living
memories whenever found. The follow
ing arc the recollections of a very old
lady , of the long ago when "they were
boys and girls together.1 She evidently
was not familiar with written histories of
the great statesman , and care was taken
not to inform her of their contents , that
the statements might bo her own recol
lections , pure and simple. How it was
obtained may bo of some local interest.
On Wednesday last , trom the Omaha
day train , 1 stopped oil'at Hrock , in No-
malia county. From dark lo midnight I
was unemployed. Hearing that the Hap-
lists wcro having a revival at their
church , I went there. 1 was somewhat
astonished to see and hear Attorncy-at-
Law Walker , of Wymoro , in the pulpit ,
bringing "life and immortality to light. "
After services , I met Mrs. Scare , an old
lady late of Krownvillo. who says she was
a child playmate of Lincoln's. She had
coino to church near half a mile alouo in
the dark over the rough fro/.en roads. I
asked her lo tell mo about Lincoln. She
said she would if I would go homo with
her , and 1 went. I give as exactly as I
can , her own language and form of ex
pression , using tlio lirst person in which
she spoke :
" 1 always called him Abe , and his
father Uncle Tom , because his father's
second wife was my great aunt. Mj
aunt's maiden name was Sarah Hush.
Uncle Tom sparked her before cither of
them were ever married , but ihoy didn't
make a match that time , and slio mar
ried Johnston and Uncle Tom mar
ried Nancy Hanks. Abe and 1 were both
born in the same county in Kentucky. 1
don't know the name ot the county , but
it was adjoining llardin. 1 was born at
Eli/.abcthtown and Abe was born at
Rolling Forks. The lirst time I ever saw
him was when Uncle Toincamo to mnrrv
Aunt Sarah. Ho brought all Ins children" ,
being Abe and two little girls. Abe was
the oldest. My mother says 1 was but
two years old then , but she must bo mis
taken , because I recollect Tom and Abe
and his iwo sisters coming lo marry
Aunt Sarah and taking her away vvitn
them to Indiana. My name was Hotta
Ann Neighbors and my mother's name
Elizabeth Uadloy. Our folks followed
Uncle Tom out to Indiana , whore wo
all lived pretty much together. Abe was
always very still and odd. Ho never had
much to say. \ \ hen still , there was al
ways a sad , dreamy look in his face.
Uncle Tom was some that way , but not
so much so. Abe was the stillest boy I
ever know. Ho would sit oil1 alone with
his sad , dreamy look , and seemed to bo
in a big brown .study. 1 never saw him
mail in my life. It was so long ago that
I can't recollect many particular things I
saw him do. Ono linio 1 saw him got
nearly killed by falling out of a grape
vine swing in the wooiis. The rest of us
swung lirst , and then wo all got him in
the swing , and ho was so big that it
broke and ho fell and his head bled aw
ful. We rushed about him to help him ,
and he talked so funny that wo liked him
belter than wo thouglit wo did.
"Our time I saw him pull two boys
apart that wore lighting , and start up"a
latk about something that made them all
laugh like ovorylhiug , and Iho boys
called him Old Peacemaker. They had
another regular niclcname for him , but
I can't think of it. I never saw Abe
readmit in Indiana , and don't think he
could road before ho wont to Illinois , un
less it was easy words. Our family went
lo Illinois lirsl with sonic ot the Hunkses ,
and Undo Tom with his family lollowed.
At that time both Abe's sisters wore
dead. Ono died young and the other
had Just married a short time before. In
Illinois Abo's slop-brother , John John
ston , gave the family lots of trouble. He
was a wild drinking fellow , and would
got into all sorts of scrapes. I never
knew Abe or Uncle Tom lo use cither
whisky or lobacco , and this looked very
odd in both of them. I never know Abele
lo be in a quarrel or a light of any kind.
Never heard that he was a good'lighter
or lifter. I lo never felt big , and didn't
do things to show oil' : neither did Undo
Tom. Everybody liked Abe and believed
everything ho said. I never ho-ird of
cither Abe or Uncle Tom ever being
accused of a mean thing. Abe was
no hand to spark the girls. All the
young fellows could best him at that.
He seemed to care nothing tor tlio girls.
His slop-brother , John , was difibront.
"Heforo tlui liluek Hawk war , when
Abe was away Iroin home , llio report
came thai ho was killed in a dud at St.
Louis. Uncle Tom was overcome and
said he had no child , nor urolhor , nor
sislor , anil was the last of his family , and
fell to the ground , full of iiriof. After
that 11 report came that a follow wanted
to light a duel with Abe , and Abe gl all
Iho men on his Hide , and they sot up a
job to scare the fellow , and loaded the
pistols witli paper wads , hauled out to
the grounds a collin ready to put into
whichever one was killed' . They fired
and Abe fell , and the oilier fellow look
to his hods. They put Abe in the collin
and hauled him oil' into Iho woods , and
ho got oul and tho.y buried the collin.
"Abo was about a head taller than
Uncle Tom. Undo Tom , though , always
said that Abe got his height from llio
Lmcolns , because his mother was only
common si/.o. I guess ho was riglit
about it. for the Hankes were not tall
lolks. Abe looked very much like Undo
Tom , and I guess he did luke mosl from
his people. They both had dark com
plexions , and when sitting still they both
looked sad and solemn , but Abe the most
so , even when a boy. and , from what
thoysny , when Uncle Tom was young he
cared more for llio girls than Abe over
"Abo and John wont to the Black
Hawk war together. After that Abe was
never at home much , and I don't know
much about him only what ] heard. I have
heard thai nil his children are dead bill
oni ) boy , and I don't know whom hois
or what ho is doing. "
Ity this limo wo hud reached her house ,
where she lived entirely alono. There
was an old fashioned loom , such as the
pioneer women used in weaving the wool
of the sheep into .jean.-1 for tint men folks ,
and linsoy mid Jlannel for the women
folks. The loom was up , and in it u half
woven rag carpet. She insisted on my
taking the chair with a back to it , while
she look llio slool. Some neighboring
women allhc church mis.iinghor , slopped
lo see if she had golton homo safely. She
was trying lo think IIP Abo'j every day
nick-namo for mo , \ \ o wore seated side
by side with the cook stove on one side
and the loom on the other. She broke
out in a roaring laugh and told them
.she had a beau.
Ono or the Unmnrlcablo OeyHcrs oT
Vi'lliiwNtone J'ai'lv.
Letter in Sun Francisco Chronicle : Old
F.uthfiil , the pot goyscr ot thu upper
Imiin , is situated only a few rods from
the hotel Von hoar it spluslung in the
night , and , if you liave kept your n-.oEon-
ing , can actually lull llio Jiouriu > is so
regular in his notion. Never was a
geyser better named. Once ovury sixty
minutes , without fail , he assorts liimself.
The month of Old Faithful protrudes
oomowhal , as if ho wore always ready lo
qiout. His is a generous inouili , six foot
by two , and twelve feet above the loytl
of the pkucatij but tha face of him is
distended , as ( f fixed In the act of blow <
ing , and the slope to the lips covers an
area of 1 15 by 215 feet. Von may walk
up to the mouth of Old Faithful and look
down his throat if you like. There is
nothing visible but a passage full of
water. You may drop in a handkerchief
or a bit of cloth and watch it become
saturated and sink from view- then you
can walk a few rods away and sit down
under the bushes , and , If it is near the
hour of eruption , your wisest way is to
do this immediately. Not that there Is
any particular danger in delay ,
for oven had Old Faithful
begun operations there would bo
time to run out of roach ; but it is so
pretty to watch him at a safe distance ,
and then it Is only from a distance that
one gets any idea of the height of the
geyser column. Now , by looking at
your watch you will note tnat it is time
lor the old fojlow to begin ; ho does not
vary ten minutes one way or tlio other
during the four and twenty hours. With
watch In hand you listen for the prelimi
nary rumble. There it isl A kind of
choking sound in his throat and a moanIng -
Ing as of intestinal disturbances ; this is
followed by a splutter ami a slopping
over that is llkft a futile attempt.
For a moment you lose conlidoneojyou
begin to fear that his day is over for
every geyser has his day , and sooner or
later { hat day comes to an end and this
eruption is bound to bo n failure. His
reputation is at slake , and he knows it ,
for after a half-do/.on aborlivo discharges
abortive when compared with what no
has done and can do when ho is in good
form , but such as would make
fame and fortune for a spring
outside of the Yellowstone re-
irion after fuming , and fretting ,
an catching his breath , and retching for
three or four nunules ho nets mad , and
bangl ho is on" , with a column of water
that curls outward on every side in a
magnificent capital and veils itself in
clouds of whirling vapor. Higher and
higher it climbs , as if endeavoring to
outdo himself. You see he is redeeming
hiR iutation , until al last its topmost
ware seems actually to catch an a/.uro
beauty from the sky and to leave part of
its diamond dust aloft , there to bo ab
sorbed by the sunshine. In live minutes
I'o is satisfied ; ho has exhausted his en-
Ihusiasm and his resources at tlio same
moment , and ho qulolly , but majestically ,
and with great dignity , subsides with an
audible sigh , llo steams vigorously for a
hltlo while and pants as from sheer
fatigue , but shortly he is as quid as if ho
had never done anything out of the com
mon , and ho does it so easily and -so
naturally that it is hard lo uelicvo that ho
Just before the eruption llio water in
Old Faithful's throat stood at a tempera
ture of 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Now
it is down to 170 degrees Fahrenheit.
That litlln freshet yonder is the surplus ,
the overllow from Ibis .small mouth , now
hastening lo the river in the head of the
valley. Hero is the handkerchief you
dropped into the geyser before the erup
tion. It has boon thrown thirty fool from
the lips of the crater ; had the wind boon
blowing il might have lodged fifty or 100
feet farther away ; it looks a tangled
skein ; but for the knot you tlioiiglilfully
lied in it perhaps there would not have
been threads enough of it loft logolhor
to warrantidontilicalion. Notwithstand
ing the regularity with which Old Faith
ful attends lo his duties ho is seldom
Uyieo the same in appearance. The
slightest wind sweeps tlio descending
water to a considerable distance and
spreads it in many a graceful and beauti
ful pattern ; sometimes ho resembles a
colossal ostrich plume of the most daz
zling whiteness. The real feather is not
lighter or more susceptible to Iho in-
tluenco of the winds. There are many ? within range of Old Faithfui.
Sometimes it seems as if u rivalry must
exist among them , for one will start elf
with a grand llourish. and no sooner has
U urot under good headway than another ,
which perhaps has been anxiously watch
ing for some hours and seems to be ob
stinately refusing to do its duly no
sooner does the one call for admiration
than the other bursts magnificently upon
the sight and fairly outdoes itself in Iho
brilliancy of its action.
A Hitr Shovel.
The Union Piicilio has rcceiv cd a new
steam shovel , which it sends out lo work
to-morrow at Duncan , in this stato. It is
one of Iho latest and most approved pat
terns. working with a piston and a num
ber of oilier dey ices. It will bo under
Iho direction of George Meyer , one of
the older shovel engineers in the employ
of the company.
'f rm Its.
Superintendent U'liklock issued build
ing permits yesterday as follows :
N. O. Drown , 2-story iraine dwelllnc ,
20 Cass slreel . 81,800
James Klclinnls it Co. , 1-story
shop , Eighteenth anil .Masoa sliculs. . COO
Two penults npr rcpnlhifr . § 2,800
An Amputated Ilml > .
Yesterday morning Dr. Galbraith went
to St Joseph hospital and amputated one of
the limbs of William Fit/.gcrald , Iho man
who was in jurcd a few days ago by bav
in g a box ot glass fall upon one of bin
legs. The patient is doing as well as may
bo expected.
niinlNlei'liil Matinc.
Rev. C. W. Savidge , pastor of the Seward -
ard street Methudist church , was married
yesterday to Anna L. Hloor , in Mansliold ,
Ohio. Ho will return wdli his bride on
Friday and a reception will bo held that
evening at 11M Saundurs street.
A Good Increase.
The sales of stumps in llio postoflico
during last month amounted to $12,120.88 ,
and of envelopes $2I5M.10 ! , The former
figure is an increase over thai of Novem
ber of $1 , OGO.ol , and the latter is ulso un
increase of ! j-227.15 over the sales of the
same period.
Ilrolco Her \Vrlnt.
Mrs. Mary Hurley , of No. 818 South
Twenty-second street , who foil on the
sidewalk on Howard street Saturday and
broke nor wrist , is gelling along as well
us could bo expected. Dr , Holl'man in
attending her.
The groal populaiitv and success of
Salvation Oil , the great pain-duotroyor ,
have made It a target for counterfeiters.
liny llio genuine. Price 25 cts.
"Died of ammonia , poor follow , " said
Mr * . Parlliigton , on learning of a frieinl'ri
death from pneumonia. " 1 believe-
hhoulil have died , too , but for Dr Hull's
Cough Stirrup. " Dr. Hull's Couyh Syrup
she meant , of course.
A New Kiroiiian ,
John Taitgert has been appointed a
member of the engine company number
thioo. Ho went to work yesterday.
Sufrnroi'M from UoiiuliN , Rorn Tlirnnt ,
elf. should " '
, try "llruivn'i
Dlstriot Court.
Yesterday morning Me } or K Itnupka
filed an attachment ugulnm William Butt ,
amounting to 324 Wi.
The KlrHt Ituou
As tlio season advances , the iniiiu and
aches by which rliuiimatidin mnlics itself
known , are experienced after every ox
posure. It is not cliiimed thai Hood's
Sarsapanlla in a spooilio for rhuumalifcin
wo doubt if them H , or can be , uuch a
remedy , lint lha thousiimU beiiufitted
by Hood's Sin : > upirlllu : , warrant u.s in
urging others who suffer from the rhnu-
mruism to UK < . it before the ftrdt keea