Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 21, 1887, Page 4, Image 4

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HOODT.I : got tlicro ngnm in California.
Mr , lluarst has boon elected senator.
Alii. Smm : > was not given n cliancoycs-
tordny to repeat his dirty trick of Wed-
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.iicsdiiy. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
EXCTMINTIU : : Lincoln is still at fever
hunt , and will remain so until the ponl-
tico of a nomination relieves the inllam-
TATIUCK GAUVIV : voted for McShano
on tlio lliird ballot. Mr. Garvcy values
his position in tlio railroad employ inoro
than his pledges to his constituents.
Tin : Douglas county dolcgntion cast an
almost solid vote yesterday for Van
"Wyck , only onomombcr failing to record
his vote for the people's eandidatc for the
GINIHAI : : , VAN WVCK is making a maj-
niiicunt light against the horde of rail
road attorneys and deadbeats who are
spending money like water to encompass
his dofeat.
ANTI-MONOPOLY votes cast for a rail
road attorney would bo dillicult to explain -
plain to curious constituencies. This is
the almost insurmountable objection to
the Thurston boom.
Tiir.itn is a largo attendance of the
slalo bar at the capital , but Jaw , equity
nnd jurisprudence all give waj to tlio
two pressing questions of "what do you
know" and "what will yon take. "
IP General Ha/en's olllco is to bo filled ,
Captain Grcely would bo an admirable
appointment , lint ( ho ollico should be
abolished. A brigadier general of the
weather is as nineh nn absurdity as a
captain of the marines.
COLON ! ' . ! . MOHUISON is a candidate for
the position of national railway commis
sioner. The nomination would give gen
eral satisfaction if the colonel would
plcdgo himself in advance to a "horizon
tal reduction" of railway rates.
NONI : of the legislative committees
have yet been able to hold. ; v meeting , but
the clerks don't mind that. Their salary
of $3 a day continues without regard to
wind , weather or business. That is tlio
chief beauty of a legislative sinecure.
Foil a candidate who lias bccu killed
oQ'n score of times during the past week ,
General Van \Vyelc exhibits remarkable
staying powers. The Lincoln correspon
dents should change the brand of their
favorite tarantula juice and got now in
spiration. ,
THE bill for oil inspection should include -
' cludo n proviso for the investigation of
the railroad oil rooms at the state cap
ital. Every boltlo should be branded
with its proof test for the protection of
Bach members as are not case hardened
to legislative liquids.
Itiu.a to create ofliccs paid with the
foes collected should bo promptly
amended by substituting the salary for
the fee system. The state Is entitled to
whatever fees may bo collected from pub-
llo business. The fee system is being
generally abolished throughout the coun
try , Nebraska can well all'ord to join
the procession.
SCHOOL ventilation In Omaha a < 3 pre
sented by tlio report to the board of edu
cation seems to bo at a heavy discount.
The sanitary condition of our schools is
of the highest impoitanco , much more
so than the employment of any particu
lar architect. The report of the com
mittee of the board of education should
bo framed as a standing memorial of the
Incompetence of former building com
mittees ,
THE senatorial struggle is still in prog
ress. Another ballot lias been followed
by another adjournment. The strength
displayed by General Van \Vyek \ und
the staying powers of his following
Imvo surprised and disconcerted his op
ponents , while they have fairly rollected
the public sentiment throughout the
state which , regardless of party , la anx
iously awaiting his election in response
to the popular will. Up to the hour of
writing the opponents of General Van
Vfyok have failed utterly in combining
upon a candidate who could hope to se
cure the Van \Vyck \ strength In cuso of a
break up. The situation remains practi
cally nnpha.ngod with the man of tlio people -
plo leading all opponents by more thau a
ecoro of votes ,
A Motley Mol ) ,
A conservative estimnlo of the number
ol dcadbcats and political bilks who are
boingnininlalned at Lincoln by the rail
roads places the fooling nt two hundred ,
men and boys. Sixty rooms in hotels
anil private blocks arc at the disposal of
the corporation rtmnrrs-in. A horde of
btittonholcra and gm suckers , whoso only
employment during the session is to
hang around the hotel lobbies and way
lay members , are supported out of the
secret tcrvico fund of the railroads in re
turn for what work they may bo
able to accomplish in assisting to
further corporate legislation or to
obstruct measures which fail to
meet with the approval of the general
managers and political attorneys of the
monopolies. The railroad lobby is
omnipresent. It confronts the rural
member at every point from tlio depot to
the capitol. The political history ot
Nebraska has never recorded such a
gathering as la now assembled at Lincoln
in the interests of the confederated mo
nopolies. Men who have been rejected
by their neighbors ns unlit to represent
them in the halh of the legislature , olli-
ciuls whose name * have been subjects of
investigation by grand juries for fraud in
ofllcc , bridles1 ? barristers nnd small bore
watd bums , without visible means of sup
port nt homo and without the respect
and conlidenco of their acquaintances at
homo or abroad , arc all on hand in the
service of tlio corporations banded
together in the freemasonry of dead-
bcatism and hopes of future employment.
11 is a curious and motley mob. Us mo
and character shows how thoroughly the
railroads are out of politics.
The Now Senators.
Twelve states New York , Pennsylva
nia , Massachusetts , Michigan , Illinois ,
Maine , Missouri , Minnesota , Connecticut ,
California , Delaware and \Vcst Virginia
completed the choice of United States
senators on Wednesday. In seven of
these states the present senators were ro-
elected. The other five will bo ropro-
Honted in the senate after the 3d of next
March by now men. The vigorous bat
tle which was waged in Now York for
several weeks between Miller , Morton
and liiseock resulted in favor of the lat-
tor. After a number of ballots the sup-
norlcrs of Morton went over in a body to
liiseock , and with one desertion from the
Miller ranks gave him the nomination.
Air. liiseock is iv representative in con-
gress , where ho has served several terms.
llo is one of the acknowledged leaders of
the republican side of the bouse , and is a
man of ability nnd force. Ho will suc
ceed Warner Miller , and will doubtless
bo an improvement upon tliatgcntlcman
who has not made a remarkably stronger
or brilliant record. Pennsylvania re
places John I. Mitchell with M. S. Quay ,
whoso strength nnd claims consist
chiefly in the fact that ho has been a
shrewd and successful manager of the
political machine under Cameron direc
tion. llo will undoubtedly continue
in the control of Cameron in the
senate , and there is no reason to expect
that ho will prove to bo a great acquisi
tion to that body. He will , however , bean
an undcviatmg supporter of tlio particu
lar intciests of Pennsylvania and her de
mands. Michigan elected I1' . W. Stock-
bridge to succeed O. D. Conger , who is
ono of tlio ablest and strongest men in
the body. The senator-elect is a man of
largo wealth , ample avoirdupois , and of a
genial and jolly disposition. His experi
ence of public nflairs has not been ex
tensive , und his usefulness will depend
upon the value of his judgment in practi
cal affairs. Samuel J. 15. McMillan , of
Minnesota , will bo succeeded by Gush-
man 1C. Davis , nnd from what is said of
the latter that slate will not lese by the
change. Davis is a lawyer of high
standing , and as governor of the slate , to
which ollico ho was elected in 187 ; ! , ho
made an excellent record. He was com
mended to the convention ns friendly to
n wise and judicious reform in methods
of taxation and as a pioneer in favor of
the control of corporations by the stato.
Tlio leading democratic paper of Minnesota
seta spoke of him as "tho ablest , as he is
the truest , exponent of republicanism in
Minnesota. " The vacancy caused by the
death of General Logan will be filled by
Charles H. Farwoll , the term expiring
March 3 , IS'Jl. Mr. Farwoll has been in
congress , and to his knowledge of public
duties ho adds a wide and successful ex
perience in practical afl'atrs.
The senators who will succeed them
selves are Ihiwcs , of Massachusetts ,
who received n largo democratic sup
port ; Halo , of Maine ; llawloy , of Con
necticut ; Cockrell , of Missouri ; Hearst ,
of California ; Gray , of Delaware , and
Uamdcn , of West Virginia. Of these
Dawes , Cockrell nnd Hearst oncountcrec
a more or less vigorous opposition , and
as to the first named ho doubtless could
not have been ro-cloctod without the votes
of the opposite uarty. These elections
do not change the relative standing of
the political parties in the senate , nor h
it apparent that tlio new material whicli
will bo introduced , regarded as a whole
will very much improve that body.
PropoHlne to Strike Rnolf.
A policy of retaliation upon Canada for
its unjujl and unwarrantable trcatmcn
of American fishermen has been formally
urcseutcd to the consideration of con
gross. On Wednesday n bill was intro
duccd from the foreign relations committee
too of the senate to protect the rights o
American fishing , trading nnd other vcs
sols , and American fishermen. It cm
powers the president , whenever he shal
bo satisfied that American vessels nnd
crows in the waters nnd norts of the Brit
ish Dominions of North America nro do
med or abridged in any of the privilege
secured thorn by the treaty law , or are un
justly vexed or harrassed in the enjoyment
mont of such rights , or shall bo preventci
from purchasing supplies ns provided fo
by treaty , to issue a proclamation deny
ing vessels and crows of the liritish Do
minions of North America any entrance
to the waters and ports of the Unitci
States , such proclamations to bo qualifiet
nnd limited in the discretion of the preei
dent. Several penalties are prescribe
for the violation of suoh proclamations
The report accompanying the bill con
strucs the thrco-milo limit in the treaty
to mean Ihrco miles from shore irrcspec
tivo of headlands. It also refers to Cana
d < an legislation relative to this matter a
especially adopted to harrassing and cm
barrassing American fishing and otho
vessels. The committee found thai
commercially the most important advantage
tago to American vessels with cargoes o
the privilcgo ot entering Canadian port
is whoro. there are railway connection ,
with the states. Otherwise the right ha
ittlcvalue. The matter will probably
ome up for notion at an early dny.
If congress adopts tli.s retaliatory
> olicy , and there is no doubt that it will ,
ho consequences will be more serious to
ho vessel interests of the Dominion thane
o those of the United States , and the
Canadian government will encounter in
his an added clement of opposition to
hose now arraj'ed against it. Wo have
lot at hand any data showing the num
ber of Canadian vessels which annually
enter American ports , or of American
vessels that go into the ports of the
Dominion , but it is probable there arc
hrce of the former to ono of the latter ,
it seems impossible , however , that the
Jominion government can have failed to
sec that Iho proposed action on the part
of the United States was inevitable if it
persisted in its unjustifiable policy , and
t must bo assumed that it is fully prepared -
pared to accept any consequences that
may result. Its whole policy , as we
showed some days ago , has been to
aggravate the issue , obstruct the way tea
a fair settlement , and force the United
States into : v retaliatory position , from
what motive it is not easy to determine.
The object evidently sought seems
low pretty certain to bo
iltamcd , with the efl'ect of
placing a new barrier between the com-
nercial relations of the United States
nnd Canada , to the greater disadvantage
of the latter. It i.s not easy to conceive
of a more blindly , foolish policy on the
part of the government whose people
can ill all'ord to maintain an attitude of hostility and independence
toward a powerful nnd opulent nation
ivlth which they cannot hope to compete ,
but whoso friendship would most surely
contribute to their prosperity. Interest
in the situation promises to bo speedily
confined to the Canadian people , who
must determine from practical results
whether they will endorse a continuance
of the policy which has thus far brought
Lhem no advantage , has added largely to
the pubMo debt , and promises to bo still
more damaging to their welfare.
Ccntomilnl or the Constitution.
The proposal to celebrate tlio centen
nial of the federal constitution is taking
form f in n way that promises the fulfill
ment of that purpose. On Tuesday the
president 1I I sent to congress a message con
voying \ a memorial of the executive com
mittee of the sub-constitutional centen
nial commission proposing to celebrate
the t ltb of Soplomber , 1802 , in the city of
Philadelphia ] , "as the day uuon which
nnd i the place whore the convention that
framed the federal constitution con
cluded their labors and submitted the re
sult for ratification to the thirteen states
then comprising the United States. " 'Iho
president expresses his great interest in
the movement and the hope that "fitting
measures may bo enacted by congress
which will give the amplest opportunity
all over these United Slates fora mani
festation of the all'ection and conlidenco
of a free nnd mighty nation in the insti
tution of tiio government in which they
are the fortunate inhcritnnts and under
which unexampled prosperity , has been
enjoyed by all classes and conditions in
our social system. " In the senate on
Tuesday a joint resolution was passed
providing for the appointment of a joint
committee of live senators and eight rep
resentatives to consider tlio expediency
of holding in 1803 an interim
tionnl exhibition of the industries
and productions of all countries. The
steps thus taken will introduce the matter
tor to public attention and discussion , and
wo can see no good reason to suppose
that the patriotism of tlio country will
not respond favorably to the project.
The hundredth anniversary of tlio assembling
sombling of the convention whicli framed
the constitution will occur on the 1-ltli of
May next. It was composed of delegates
from all the states except Hliodo Island ,
and was presided over by George Wash
ington. The convention completed its
labors and submitted the constitution for
the ratification of the states on the ITth
of September , 1787 , and two years later
the organic law framed "to form n more
perfect union , establish justice , insure
domestic tranqullity , provide for the com
mon defense , promote the general wel
fare , and secure the blessings ot liberty
to ourselves and posterity , " had received
the ratification of eleven of the states and
went into ofl'cct. Tlio work of the con
vention Do Tocquevillo declared to bo
"a great discovery in modern political
science1 nnd Gladstone has said of it
that it was "the most wonderful work
over struck oft'at n given time by the
brain und purpose of man. " The wisdon :
of the authors of the constitution is at
tested by nearly a hundred years
of successful government under it ,
during whicli the nation has achieved un
paralleled growth and prosperity. If the
proposed celebration shall take place in
1893 the great work accomplished by the
representatives of little more than three
millions of people , very poor in all mate
rial conditions , but rich in courage nnd
patriotism , will bo commemorated by
great nation of nearly sixty-five millions
of people , of almost boundless wealth ,
and with every resource nt commam"
that can insure a still further growth am
prosperity tlio extent of which it wouk
bo idle to attempt to forecast.
Tliero is danger of ono obstacle to the
proposed celebration , as intimated in the
message of the president , and that If
local competition. There may bo
a strong opposition from Now
York to the plan of centering
the celebration at Philadelphia , on tin
ground that tlio first prcsidout under the
constitution was inaugurated in Nov
York nnd therefore tlio government hat
its constitutional beginning in that city
As between those two cities , however , i
is probable the popular verdict would bo
in favor ot Philadelphia , where the grea
work of the constitutional convontior
was entered upon and consummated.
IT is an interesting political fact thai
no United States senator from Massaehii
setts who has boon olootod to servo n fill
term has failed to bo re-elected , if hi
party had a majority in the legislature
as long as ho could or would servo. 11
was continued in the ollico until ho dieter
or resigned , unless ho was snporcedod
n senator of dillerent political allegiance
"It is this policy , " says the Uoston Ikr
aid , "which has given the state an inll-
enco in the national councils out of al
proportion to its population and wealth , '
It is also noted that New York has ro
oleetod but thrco of her senators Sila :
Wright , William 11 , Sqward and Koscoi
Conkling. There are other states besides
sides Massachusetts which in forme
years pursued the policy of ro-clecUntf
cnators andin cury case to tluir ml-
until ? ? . It is umr.iestionnbly a wise
otirso where men prove faithful to their
rusts nirl to the interests of the people.
FOK a state so small as Now Jersey lee
iiuch space is ph en to it in the asso
ciated press reports ot its legislatives do-
The cliairmakeis have had a busy , early
Two new slass factories arc to bo erected
n Florida.
A new structural steel plant will likely bo
erected In Uhlcaico.
The production of coke In 1SSO was 'JO per
cent creator than in is fi.
A Whpellnijnnll firm turned out week before -
fore last 8,000 kegs of nails.
Technical education Is receiving a ureat
ileal of attention In Orinnny.
Jce-mnklnK machines of extraordinary ca
pacity mo belmr erected In ( lie south ,
The Cincinnati tinners will demand nn ml-
vnnco of'JO per cent In wnec.s on May 1 ,
Pimm mnkcrs have had quite n rush of or-
ters ; n treat ninny pianos have been sold
The electric llclitlni : companies me expand-
K their capacity nud In suuiu ea cs doub
ling It.
A. Uoslon concern has ju t lecelved nn
order fioin Denmark for corrugated bra s-
tube radiators.
Textile uianufnrturlnc establishments nrer
mletly Incteasliiic tlieir machinery in view of
n heavier demand.
The westcm jobblnc Inteiests elnlin Hint
they did S5 ! percent more business last year
than they did in 1SS3.
Nearly nil the Industrial ori nlnillons ol
Iho country deinnnd tlio le-estnbllslimeiit ot
the proRiesslvo income tax.
Krnpp , the German innnufaetuier , has
taken an older for f > 0,000 Ions of steel rails
from tlio Victorian covernment ,
\n Alliance ( Ohio ) firm Is eompleliiiK
shems of 050 tons whicli will cut steel plate
10 feet loii ) ; nndy Inches thick.
Tlio Knights of Labor or their leaders mo
ndvising greater seciccy , paitly because o
the disposition of newspapers to ctitlclse
A. Dubuqiio concern will ship next week a
carload of harrows to St. Petersburg ; their
plows have already a good sale in that
The trades nud labor nssemblles of the
Ohio vnlloy and U'hcullni : nnd vicinity will
hold n grand fair nnd Industrial exhibition
on February 1 MO.
The jobbers In dry goods nnd camels ,
etc. , west of the Mississippi river nro ( leal-
Ing more largely with the distributive centers
along the Atlantic coast.
The Introduction of electrle lights into fac
tories nnd mills throughout the country has
been reported , nnd every precaution has been
taken to prevent the possibility of lire.
The sugar producers of. ( he world me to
hold a world's convention sometime soon in
Delgitim to consider the best means of con
trolling Hint rapidly Inciensing industry.
A year or more ago Wheeling manufsic-
tmersof iron trembled because the .steel rail
had crowded out their puddling fuinaees.
Natural gns 1ms caused the stalling up of nil 1
of them. 1t
Ami still another silk mill Is to he stalled
at Linden , Union enmity , X. .1. The exodus
from I'ateison cannot boiuoldeil , as It is im
possible lo suiii nil the .silk icmilicd for
niiiiiulncturiiis operations In Hint city.
The Incionso In Hie manufacture of win
dow irlass during the past two years was as
'JO to- ! ! ! . The class inaiiufnctnici * Imvo 3r
hard pioblem to solve in netting better
pi Ices without letting in more loiciL'ii iritis.
The Fall Ulvcr print cloth innnuiaclurcrs
have sold 1,000,000 piuces for fiitme delivery ,
and the piodnctivo capacity is Irom 0OU , ( > , ( KK 0 >
to 10OJO,000 pieces per > ear. Slocks hnvo
not been ns low lor years. Wages have been
increased 10 pur cent ,
Some shrewd Japanese have been visiting
the I'ateison silk mills. Two of tlio pmly
nro silk lunnufnctuiers. They me heie to
pick up points. . The Cooke spinning trnmes ,
making 10,000 to 1'J.OOO revolutions n minute ,
lilted them witli wonder.
A Philadelphia firm has now under con
tract seven largo steel plants , both Hessemcr
nml open hcaiHi , nnd bus inquiries from a
good many companies who contemplate In
vesting lar o hums of money in iron and
steel making enteipiiscs during the year.
A scheme Is on foot to supply New Yoik
city with natural iras. The company expect
to lay " * > 0 mile.s of.six-Inch mmns capable ot
withstanding piessmoof one pound to the
squaio inch. Knoincli gas will bo ( mulshed
each nlternoon to supply the night's requiie-
The cabinetmakers nnd furniture maim-
factuiers have disposed ot tlio bulk of their
fall supplies , nud nro sold up much cleaner
than usual. The employes wr.nt the waires
nnd hours of labor settled now or soon , and
by way of pioparation are stiengtlieiiing
their associations.
Tlio lumber manufacturers nnd dealers
have business enoimh bttfoio them to keep
prices , for good dry lumber especially , very
lirm. l-iargo lumber regions have been
opened in Virginia. Tennessee , Michigan
and Wisconsin , mid fnctoiles nro going
nearer to the woods.
A Philadelphia corporation has opened n
vein of Iron ore In Nottli Carolina iXW feet
wide , wJiich gives 40,000,000 tons of ore In
sight. It makes nsupeib steel. A railroad Is
beinir built from South Carolina through this
ere recion to tlio Ohio river , by which this
ore will bo delivered to furnaces that may
want It.
Several now Iron-mnking establishments
nro to bo erected in both northern nnd south
ern cities , nnd a largo volume of money will
be Invested ns soon ns the season opens , The
demands for piping nro RO far ahead of tlio
facilities for simply that no less than seven
now works are hiked of In various parts of
the country.
The Pennsylvania rnllroail company has
Just built thlrty-oiio sixty-ton engines , with
four driving wheels , whicli can draw forty-
live loaded freight cms with as much ease ns
the largest ongliig now on Hie surface can
draw tliiity-tivo cars. All th < i bridges mo
being Htrcngllicned to stand the weight of
these monsters.
Prices in some Uiltlsh manufacturing cen
ters Imvo tnken mi upwaid turn. Linings ,
worsted coatings nnd ehovlot cloths n'-o being
exported in Increasing Humilities. The Brit
ish textilematiutnclincra look for n shnrp Im
provement In demand during this year , nnd ,
nro quite confident Hint prices will bo better.
The farmers have been imcuurngeil to culti
vate llax. lit
The wages of common labor have been ml-
vnnced throughout tliotrduntry , soulli ns well
ns north , nnd should tjm present Industrial
activity continue for n few weeks longer or
townrdtho opening of spring It Is qnito
probable Hint n fmtlier ndvmicii will bo de
manded , especially ns common labor Is much
morogeneinlly organized now than It was
ono or two years neo. >
The best reports concerning po-operatlvo
enterprises nro not very encouraging. Tlio
workincmen tlieiusclvfs' me slow to pat
schemes on their leol , mill tliuy ralso numer
ous objections nnd tlirq > ? Innumerable obsta
cles In the way ot theseiiilertakini.'s. ) Whllo
they Imvo creditable evidence ot what can be
done , the meat bulk piofcr to hang on to the
weekly Etini'iid mid drag idong the best wny
In cnmniprclnl circle * tlio possibility of n
decline In the value of raw materials in spite
ot the general Improving tendency
has been recognised , Jubt nt present the
iiuuiulactur-TS in all dliecllons have the nd-
vmttn Q mid nro endeavoring to hold It.
The new productive capacity that will bo
nddeil after April 1 will overtaKe tint demand ,
no matter what it may be , and create a icac-
tion which will be inoro or less severe as onr
expanding consumptive capacities deteimliie.
Oneot Hin laigcst engineering undeiiak-
Ings now In progress is liioconstiiiciion of
the Illinois steel bridge at Cairo. Tlio .ap
preaches will be a milo mid n half In length
nnd Hut bridge piopcr n mile , making the en-
tlio hrldgu ( our miles long and litty-two feet
nbovo lildi water mark. The stiuctnio will
bo the finest on HID Ohio. It will bo Imlshoil
within Hueo years , An6tlur uxtenslvp rail-
Is to bo built at Fort MaUUou ,
Iowa. It \ \ III bo bn'll ' hy Juno 1 , ISss. About
twenty very heavy railroad bridges are pro
jected across the wi-stern rivers , to be con
structed during the next eighteen months ,
nnd no doubt nil of them will bo built If the
present encouraging condition of things
shall continue.
A 1'lon for "O'JHtles In Hie Air. "
A m Id the myriad troubles that meet us dny
by da\ ,
Who would not fiom the conflict a moment
turn nwny ,
And In n far-off fniry-lmu' ' , where men no
burdens bear ,
Porcet nwhile our tears and loll In "Castles
In the air'/ "
When many n bright-lined prospect fades
fast bcvond our view ,
And hopes which neared fruition prove
shadowy and untrue ,
May we not In Hint dream-land , beyond all
clouds nnd enre ,
Uehold our Paradise restoicd In "Castles In
the nil ? "
0 , lliero nro lonely chambers In every homo
mid beail
And In life's song of sorrow each one must
bear a pait ;
Hutharklhat mystic melodies soon hush
the vnlcnnf cnro ,
As pai ted hands nro clasped once more in
"Castles In the nlr. "
Then nnver grow discouraged though fortune
fnvor not ,
Ando pursue life's pilgrimage unnoticed
or foigot ;
\Ve \ Imvo mi hour of victory nud lustrous
laurels v carTer -
Tor all are kings and conqueiors In "Castles
In the nlr. "
STATI3 AM ) TKIlltmmV.
The now Standnril theater In Nebraska
City was opened with appropriate flour
ishes Monday night.
A Council Hlull's capitalist wants to
put nn and operate a foundry in Sidney
lor a bonus ot $1,000.
The tournament of the Stain Firemen's
association will bo held at Kearney this
year , and its next blate convention in
A drought of news is raging the Mate
press at tlio present moment. The sonn-
torship absorbs ajl the energy and abil
ity of the fraternity.
The bneholor boys of Sidney have gouo
this season like the loaves from tlio trees
in a November gale , and the harvest of
marriage fees gleaned by the ministers
and justices 1ms been n inoro botintiful
John Mclllrcovy , pt Nobrnska Citywas
run in by the sheriU'of Seward county on
the ehargo of horse stealing. John is a
veteran crook rusher himself , having
been chief of police in Nebraska City
.some time ago.
"How ( toes the thermometer stand ? "
inquired a meek and mild-eyed wife of her
husband after a brief experience with a
western bli//.aid. "D-d-davucd i-i-it 1
knew they had legs , " ho answered by
jerks ; " 1 d-d-don't know how they d-do
in the oust but in the
, w-w-ost we hang
'cm. "
Iowa Hoiim.
The new Catholic church nt Crcston
will be dediealed no\t Sunday.
The Union Investment company of Dos
Moines , capital § 100,000 , l-as been incor
A Dos Moines constable was fined $10
for failing to appear in court and testify
to the merits of beer drank by him.
Kx-Ma.yor Vauglitin , of Council Illtifls ,
has resigned ilie olliee of curator of the
state university , owing to his removal to
Omaha ,
A raid on a deserted bur in Sioux City
.Monday netted two kegs of beer. Tliev
wore escorted to tiio sheriff's ollico witli
great eclat.
The druggists of Contovville have en
tered into mi agreement not to apply for
u permit to soil intoxicating lujuors of
any kind during this year.
At Marshallown ) on Friday : ilittle five-
year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Peterson died under circumstances so
.suspicious that the neighbors made com
plaint. An investigation is now in progress -
gross and tlio testimony thus far indicates
that the child canio to her deatli from
severe nirl excessive beating.
The pious residents oflJouglashavo put
up the wherewith for a $5,000 church.
The Boston Land it Improvement com
pany of Cheyenne , capital $125,000 , has
been incorporated.
The Albany National bank of Lnranue ,
with a capital of $100,000 , has been au
thorized to begin business.
Clieyenneso have generously aided the
caubo of salvation in heathen parts by 3f
contributing * 125 toward the building of
si church in Douglas.
The Wyoming Central is making no
preparations to build on west of Douglas
lliis year , and tiio opinion is gaining
ground that Douglas will remain the end
of the track until the reason of 1883.
Albany county stock ranges are noted ,
oven in the gra/.ing regions of thu IJocky
mountains. At present thny support
1)1,830 ) head of eattle , valued at $1,575-
220 ; ! ) ,808 head of horses , valued at § ; ! 0-
585 ; and 00,31)5 ) sheep , valued nt $115,060.
The cattle growers of Wyoming , in the
opinion of thu Clioyonno Sun , have made
two sci ions mistakes. The first was tlio
enclosing of pastures liy wire fences. The
second wag tlio attempt to acquire to
government land under the present laws
und high prices.
The Anaconda smelter consumes 180
ions of coal nnd 125 cords of wood per
The total assessed wealth of Montana
is over $155,000,000 , and of this f'0,000,000
is represented by live stock investments.
DThe famous Drum hummon mine paid
25 percent on its capital stock last year ,
besides hiving up a reserve fund of
The Alice inino shipped eighteen bars
of silver Saturday worth $28i81 ! , bring
ing the day's .shipments up to 00,1300. ,
The wook'a shipments aggregated nearly
The Union nnd Northern Pacitio roads
have agreed to haul the Montana Cen
tral's iron for ? 11 per ton. Last spring
they wanted ! ? ! J5. This will enable the
road logo right ahead wilh track laying
as soon as the weather will permit.
" " "
A Flit Olllcn AliotlNlied.
Chicago Tribune : Thoollicor having Iho
uniiiuo title of oil inspector of Minnesota
made his report for tne two years of his
incumbency on Monday , and set all
classes of people to talking by the foot
ing , which showed that ho had collected ,
in foes , the appalling Hum ot $ 14,000 , but
a tritlo of which wont for clerk hire , hast
3'car ho pocketed almost twenty thousand
dollars after deducting all the expenses
of thn ollliso. In nil of this time but ono
batch of oil , 12 ! ! barrels , was condemned ,
and yet for this ho received annually
nlnioii half as iiiucii as tlio president of
the United .States , The more the people
thought about the matter thn moro they
got exulted , and half a do/en boards of
trade passed resolutions demanding that
the ollieo to bo abolished. ( Joyernor Mo *
( Jill , discovering the kcnsation ! the affair
was creating , has so fur failed to appoint
anybody to tlio ollico , and to-day mem
bers of both houses of the legislature
made the most popular move of their
earner by introducing bills to abolish the
olliee , and the pressure brought by the
masses will insure its almost unanimous
passage. It is certain the governor will
never have an opportunity to make any
body oil inspector of Minnesota.
A ring tail monkey from a Providence
dime museum got loose and entered a
church in that plaeo , Sunday , just before
services , ami after truitlus- * efforts to
capture hin | ho wns decoyed back to
captivity by tlio use of cakes and candv.
Kcncvvcil i'rciininllons to Tftko tip n
Very Old Im\vsult.
AXAMOSA , la. , Jan. 21. I Correspond
ence of the Hr.K. ] Preparations nro again
being made by Attorney Foster , of Chicago
cage , to commence anew the famous
Jones county calf-case that has been in
tlio courts of this .state continuously for
the past twelve years , in the district
court at Waterloo. This case has com
pletely bankrupted several farmers , not
leaving them even their farms , nnd its
continuation promises to ruin several
more. Last winter the supreme court
rendered a decision setting aside si judg
ment of $11,000 for the plaintiff , for mali
cious prosecution , they having arrested
nnd tried him thirteen years ago for steal
ing calves , ho being acquitted every time
tlio ease has been on trial. It was sin
cerely hoped the matter had dropped , as
it is known it.s continuation must ruin
"omo of the defendants. The plaintiff is
already about ruined financially.
1) . 1) Young , of this county , who made
alt assignment several days ago.leaves lia
bilities over and nboro his assets , of about
Several days ago Win. Hamilton , of
this city , loft for southern Kr.nsas , leav
ing behind him liabilities to tlto amount
of about ! ? 5oOO , with assets at about
§ 2,000. llo was always supposed to bo
financially solid , and a man of integrity.
Jones count ) * has never had such a
great tide of financial depression before
as that of the last year.
The Old Story of llonry AViiUersoii's
Jilltlo Cnnio of I'okor.
Chicago Herald : Like all thoroughbred
Kentiickians , the editor of tlm Louisville
Courier-Journal , Henry \Vnttersoii , is a
great poker player. Ono evening some
years ago he was in New York City , and
went to seoiho first production of ( illburt
& Sullivan's opera , "Tho Pirates of
Pen/.anco. " Doing an admirer of pretty
women and pretty" music , the perform
ance caught him , nnd ho was especially
taken with Iho song , "I Am a Pirate
King. " llo hummed the air between tlio
aets and between cloves until ho had it
down pat. It was on nis lips when ho
loft the theater after the performance ,
and the melody swelled up from ins
broad chest as ho diopped into a well
known resort and encountered a number
of professional friends. There were Nod
llarrigan , Nat Goodwin , Ned Thorne
and other choice spirits , and to them Mr.
Watterson lauded the new opera and
chased snatches of the "Pirate King"
through his puckered lips. Soon a mod
est game was suggested , and the cus
todian of the st-ir-oyed goddess of re
form willingly consented to take a hand.
Luck was not with him al tlio start , and
the stackin front of him dwindled
perceptibly. Ho warbled his favorite
song , but the melody brought no sub
stantial solace.
Pretty soon there waa a jack pot. The
editor picked up his hand , slid the
squeezers past his good eye. and began
to softly whistle the ' 'Pirate King. " Ned
and Nat investigated and stayed in.
Thorne dropped out. Tony Hart , who
was dealing , remained in with Iho others.
Nat bet ten , and Harrigan saw him.
Then Mr. Watterson passed his cards in
review before his valuable optie , musi
cally declared himself a pirate king , and
shoved up a sf'0 stack. Tony Hart
gazed at him soarchinjzlv over his hand ,
saw that twenty and held Ins breath. Nat
and Harrignu passed out , while Hilly
Harry shifted to the other foot , and be
gan to take a deep interest in the fun.
Watterson carefully ' 'skim" his cards
again and called for "ono paper. " Hail
breathed ; v sit'ii of relief and wanted
two cards. It was the hitter's bet , and
ho felt liis way carefully with "one seed "
Tlio man with the melody and uncertain
vision hoisted him a blue .stack. Tony
elevated him back. Then the editor
again used his good eye as a reviewing
stand , and the live cards moved by in
single file. Again the nil * which had
charmed the Louisville editor Honied up
on the atmosphere , and ho shunted two
blue stacks to the leeward of ihe raku-ofl1
aperture. Tony looked at him aghast ,
and simply called , throwing upon the
table , face upward , three largo aces and
two fives. Waltorson adorned the green
baize with four stalwart jacks , and .softly
hummed ' * ! Am a Piruto King.AH
Tony witnessed his appropriation of the
pot , lie responded :
"I'md - d if I don' ! think you are. "
Tlio OiiK'oino of an Aral )
London Times : A typical case of Arab
revenge was tried the otiier day at the
Constantine assizes , the prisoners being
three Kabylinn natives of pronounced
Arab features and complexion.
The story , as it came in the evidence ,
was a dramatic one. Ten years ago two
brothers , named Mohamed and Sliman ,
entered into an agreement with a neigh
bor named Moliamed on Kabah for shar
ing a plot of land. A good many misun
derstandings arose as to the respective
rights of the three holders , and early this
year the two brothers attempted to evict
Moliamed on Kabah. The sheikh ot Ton-
dea , before whom the case was brought ,
decided , however , that the hitler was
really the owner ot the land , whereupon
the two brothers lelt Iho court , declaring
they would have tlieir revenge. About a
week after this scene in court Moliamed
on Habuh was attacked and murdered by
a number of persons while on hi.s way ,
early in the morning to hi.s oil mill.
Suspicion at once pointed to the two
brothers , who were arrested , together
with a third person who had consented
to join them in commuting the murder.
They had endeavored lo establish an alibi
and denied their guilt to the last , Out the
evidence was too strong , their garments
being stained with blood and tlieir ante
cedents being very bail. Two of the
thrco were sentenced to death , but are not
likely to bo executed , as M.Urovy rarely
signs a death warrant.
Chicago News : A curious bill was in
troduced in the house to day by Mr. Caldwell -
well of Tennessee , who has been the
author of several legislative oddities. It
was to direct an inquiry into the ways
and means by winch a statue of the father
of hi.s country becamecrosseyed. . As
everybody knows , the ( Ireonongh slatuo
of Washington stands at Iho eastern entrance -
trance of the capitol , a mm'blo figure ,
naked to the waist , with the inscription :
"First in war , lii > t in pence , and first in
the hearts ot hU countrymen.1 The
preamble of Mr. Calihyoll's resolution
recites that some impious vandal bus
been monkeying with the figure till it
now look.s crnsH'oycd , nnd the bill directs
that the vision bo corrected ,
A JMioiioinonal Trluinpli.
Friend ( to author ) How is your now
play progressing , Cimrloy ?
Author Finisiiudand is a great success.
Kriond A great success ?
Author Tremendous. 1 read it to a
lot of professional critics last night and
none of them liked it.
A man she had never seen before
stabbed a girl in the bank in Now Vork
the other evening. Her thick clothing
prevented u dangerous woundand owing
to her fricht it was some time before . -the
know she had been stabbed. The man
The eastern standard tune was officially
adopted at midnight of December ! )1 ) , in
Pittsburg , and tlio length of thn old
year was shortened by about twenty
minutes , when the city hall clock was
A horse hidonging to Jacob Smith , of
Purrysville , Ky. , got out of the ( it'lil the
Other day and went hunting , ajid , After
being L'uiiu half a day , ruturm-d uitu a
Dockcibpoi : containing $14 in his mouth.
Situftletl vill mI blocks of
iho Lip on & Fowler packing
houses , and within 0 blocks of
the now U , & M. depot.
All Iho lots arc very fin \
On Easy Terms
Which will bo worth double
wilhin n year , making
several hundred per cent profit
on the cash invested.
A splendid location for a whole
sale lumber yard , us Iho K. H.
company has 150 feel right of
way each side- the track , alibi-d
ing excellent facilities for load
ing or unloading.
A fine opening for a brick yard
adjoins the addition.
We also have a few choice lots
left in Coiner & Archer's addi
tion. ! I uvc sold very rapidl } ' , and
arc increasing in value every day.
People are buying these lots for
homes , consequently they will
prove : i good investment to any-
Lc 1v.
Wo also have
In all Parts of the City ,
Improved and Unim
proved Rroperty.
Call and see us before purchas
ing elsa where.
Situated within 5 blocks of the
Walnut Hill depot , on the Mili
tary road. JJonson'.s street mil-
way will bo completed and run
ning within 6 months. Prices
from ! ? ! 500 to $800 , Ono tenth
cash , bal easy terms. These lots
will bo worth $800 as soon as the
street cars are running which
are guaranteed to bo running
within 0 months.
HooniflRwIick'sBlock ' ,
1509 Farnam St ,