Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 27, 1887, Page 4, Image 4

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Dnllr ( Mornl.isr IMltlon ) Including ijumlnr
Ilr.r , Onn Year. . . . . . . . $1001
For Blx Month * . , . Ji ( O
For Tlirr Months . 360
The OtnnhK Sunday HUE , mullcxl to nnr
tuldro < 4 , Ono Yonr. . . . 200
OMAHA Orrirt : , Vo. nil Avti ! > ! < !
Nrw VOIIK iirrirc , KunM r.V Tnnii'sr lli'ii.itoa.
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All comtnunle-itions rotating to noirfl nnil nil-
torlnl mutter xliduld bo tuMrossaJ to the KM-
nusiNcss i.r.TTF.ns :
All liii'lnoM lcttor nml romlttRnccs uliould bo
ftdilroRsocl ti ) TUB llcii I'mti.isniMt COMPANY- ,
OMAHA. Ornfts , chocks nml po toTlco ( orders
to bo mndo payable to tlio ordcrof tlio compnny.
E. IlOSEWATEIl , Em-ron.
Bworn Statement of Circulation.
Stftteof Nebraska , I , -
Cuunty of Douglas , r '
15 co. 11. 'IVschnck , secretary of Tlio IJco
Publishing company , does solemnlv swear
that tliu actual circulation of tlm Dally Ucn
lor tlio week ending Jan. 21st , 1K > 7 , vms as
follows :
SaturdaY. Jan. 15 13.CKK )
Hundav. .Jan. 10 ROM
jvlnmlny , , iati. 17 Hl- ( )
Tuc tlav. , lnn. IS U , x )
Weilne ilay. Jan. 10 ltin7
Thur.'day , .Inn. 20 14,050
Friday , J nn. HI M.OM
Amaco 14.W.3
UEO. 11. Tzsnit'CK.
Subscribed nnd swoin to In my presence
tlils.M.M day of .January A. D. , ! Sb7.
N. 1' . KKII. ,
ISEAljl Notary Public.
Oeo. II. Tzscliuck , bclnp first duly sworn ,
deposes nnd says that lie Is secretary of tlio
Hco I'lihllsliliiK company , lliat tlio actual nv-
erniro dally circulation of tlio Dallv lice for
tlio month of January , 18STi * , was 10.t8 ! ! copies
for February ! , IBM , lo.'ji copies ; for March ,
, 11.M7"copies ; for A pi II. 1SN5 , 12,101
copies : for May. ItM. I3,4.iu copies ; for Juno ,
IBSO , 1U,8M ! copies ; for July , 18W5,1'J.iH I copies ;
for AUL'iist , lb.s/5 , 12,4VJcopIesf ( ; < > r September.
ISSfi , 18. X ) eopies ; for October , ISNi,12.0SO
copies : for November , IbSO , IH.IMS conies ; for
December , lb8G. 13,237 conies.
QK.O. 11. TzsrimcK.
Sworn to and subscribed belore mo this 1st
day of January A.I ) . 1837.
N. 1' . Fini- Notary Public.
Ir Sister Uosevoula shoot Niagara , or
declare her loyo for Spies , never-dying
fame would belong to her.
IT Is to bo hoped that the inter-slate
commerce bill provides for bank cashiers
who litivo buen making long and short
hauls from their employers.
ANOTHHH bill has been introtte.ccd in
the legislature to prohibit gambling. A
bill prohibiting live stock from running
against barb wire fences would be of
equal force.
THE defenders of Mr. Whitmoro's
treachery and the vouchers for his ster
ling republicanism are all found among
the monopoly organ grinders. There is
a world of significance in this fact.
Tun real estate market reached its
highest pitch last Sunday when a dealer
of this city , while engaged in prayer , for
got himself , and blandly hinted that his
Omaha town lots were like good men's
souls. They would rise again.
IT is claimed down in Washington that
it is necessary for the use of military
methods in prosecuting the business of
the weather bureau. Major Pcarman
and Colonel Colby would make excellent
weather if knowledge of military mctli
ods is all that in needed.
PIIOK. FOSTER persists in trying to en
Bhrino his name in the memory of men ,
by building up a reputation as a peerless
prevaricator. Mr. Eli Perkins has long
hold a , monopoly on the art taught by
Ananias , and if Mr. Foster succeeds , the
world's applause awaits him.
THE Salvation army is attempting to
do some good at Lincoln. With n peni
tentiary , an asylum , a salvation army
nnd a legislature , it in really to bo won
dered why Lincoln has need of such en
thusiastic meetings of the Law and Order
league as are being hold there.
BILL NYK , quaint and bilious , has just
discovered that volcanic tiilla board no
relation to the tufla cigar. As associa
tion develops ideas , wo are to judge
that historic William , in his scientific re
search , has been obliged to form the habit
of smoking. Men's devotion and patri
otism are best shown in their sacrilic to
their country.
SKVKUAL of the organs of the industrial
monopolists are shrieking in loud
mouthed cc&laoy over Van Wyck's de
feat as another expression of western
sentiment againbt tariff reform. It is ol
course needless to say that discussion of
the subject never entered the contest.
Van Wyck's opposition to an Iniquitous
tariff was not what defeated him. Oppo
sition to the robbery of the people by cor
porate monopolies had everything to do
with the result. The railroads nnd not
the iron and lumber barons can claim
the result as their victory.
"WHAT will become of the old man
now * " impertinently queries one of the
rural bantams which is crowing loudly
over ( Joneral Van Wyck's defeat. Wiry ,
blos.s your soul , ho will bo found right
among his constituents , energetic and
vigorous as over , more earnest by reason
of n temporary reverse and with a daily
increasing following at his back whicl
will make itunlf felt when the time conies
in planting the people's .standard on the
ramparts of monopoly , ( Jonoral Van
Wyck is the liveliest corpse that over
burst the lid oil'a political cofliii am
called on the choir for more music.
AMONG the suggestions made to the legislature
islature in Governor Dawos' hist mo.s
Btige were two whmh deserve friendly
consideration and adoption attho pros
cut session. Reference is made to those
calling for n state board of charities am
.reform and a state board of health. The
board of charities is found in nearly even
Etato in the union , composed of benevo
lent men and women , appointed by the
governor , to examine and report upon
the management and operation of charitable
itablo and reformatory Institutions am
make suggestions looking to their im
provement nnd the lemoval of existing
nbuses , The state board of health is also
demanded in the interests of the public
and would prove a valuable adjunct tc
the work done by medical societies ant
municipal organizations in conserving
uuct supervising the interests of Hut health
of our people. The legislature will do
well to consider both these subjects and
to put Governor Uawcs1 suggestions into
practical form.
Needed County rteform * .
Thcr committee on counties and county
boundaries will shortly have in hand a
number of measures of importance , rad
ical in the changes which they suggest ,
but called for by the growth of the state
and the increase in its taxable wealth.
Among is the bill cutting oh" all
mileage and allowances of commissioners
In counties of 70,000 inhabitants and
substituting in their place a Il\cd
salary of $ 2.500 yearly. This
measure is in the line of a needed
reform and will receive general
approval. In counties of the size of
Douglas and Lancaster the business com
ing before the county boards is so largo
as to require , unless it is greatly neg
lected , their undivided attention. In im
portance and amount it calls lor the
watchful care of able and faithful olfi-
cials. Such men are difficult to procure
at the present rate of compensation. Few
business men can ba induced to accept a
nomination to the county board tor $3 a
day and mileage. At the salary named
the county would secure a higher grade of
commissioners and better service. ThU
is reason enough for the proposcil
Another bill which is of
scarcely less importance is that
increasing the size of comity boards
from thrco to five members in
counties of 70,000 inhabitants and over.
Three commissioners are too few to
transact the Hood of business which , in
addition to allowance of bills , apportion
ment of expenditures and inspection of
public works , includes equalization of
taxes and supervision of the poor. Two
make a majority of our county boards
nnd the agreement of two men can pass
any measure of however doubtful pro
priety. The interests of I he public de
mand that where the annual expendi
tures reach a total of more than a quar
ter of a million , as they now do
in Douglas county , the board shall
bo enlarged , if for no other rea
son than to make combination more
dillicult and jobbery less easy. Aside
from this argument an enlargement of
the board would give better representa
tion to the country precincts and provides
for a more careful supervision of their
These proposed measures should cer
tainly bo supplemented by a bill creating
the oflicc of county auditor in counties
containing tlio number of inhabitants
above noted.
Knullsli Comment.
The opinions of the leading newspapers
of London on the action of the senate in
passing the retaliatory bill are on the
whole in a friendlynndconciliatoryspint.
Generally they appear not to have taken
seriously the rather caustic denunciation
of England by certain senators , and pro
fess to believe that such views do not
voice the general sentiment of the Ameri
can people. All recognize the importance
of the question , and express a hope that
nothing will occur to exasperate the
quarrel. Only the extreme tory organ ,
the Standard , manifests any combative
feeling , and even that journal says the
dispute ought not to be beyond the power
of diplomacy. That paper is understood
to relied muro nearly than any other the
sentiment of the existing government ,
and it is therefore to bo inferred from its
utterances that the government is satis
fied with the attitude of Canada , but ex
pects and desires a settlement of the con
troversy by diplomacy. This has been
the wish of the United States government
for a year past , but the correspondence
of the secretary of state with the English
foreign secretary docs not show that the
hitter's government was at all anxious to
reach an arrangement in this way , while
the actual course of the English govern
ment in the support civcn to the nolicy
of tiic Dominion authorities lias been
such as to shut out diplomatic
effort. When , m the face of repeated
protests of this government against the
violation of Jrcaty obligations by Can
ada , the imperial government assented
to a statute of the most aggressive ami
hostile nature , intended to continue and
render more serious the wrongs against
American citizens of which this country
complained , there was plainly no further
use for the ollices of diplomacy. It was
time for talk to give way to action. If
this government had notified Euglan d
that the first act in execution of the hos
tile law would bo regarded as tantamount
to a declaration of war , there is not a
doubt that such action would have been
justified by the world. Hut there is a
milder method which there is reason to
behove will prove quite as oflicacious ,
and which is proposed by tlio senate bill
non-intercourse. During all the time
which this dispute has been pending Ca
nadian vessels have enjoyed all iho privi
leges in the ports of the United States of
the vessels of the most favored nations.
They hare had tlio full benefits of our
markets unhindered and unquestioned.
American vessels have been annoyed and
harrassed on the sea , seized for alleged
violations of law , and brutally excluded
from the ports of the Dominion when
seeking necessary supplies in pursuance
of treaty rights , but the Dominion skip
per came and wont at will , proba
bly with a keen solf-consciousncss
of superiority under the pro
tccllng legis of the "Union
Jack. " It is now simply proposed
to apply to the vessels of Canada the
wimo treatment that government applies
to the vessels of America.
In this proceeding the United States
seeks neither conceHiion nor coercion.
Canada has never been asked to do more
or less than her duty to respect and con
form to treaty obligations , and there is
no disposition to ask more of her now ,
The oflbrts of English and Canadian
journals to make it appear that the pro
posed action of this government is coer
cive can have no weight with those who
have an intelligent understanding of the
situation. Under treaty provisions , the
established principles of the comity of
nations , and the reciprocal legislation of
the United States and Great Britain , all
American vessels having permits to touch
and trade are entitled to ordinary com
mercial privileges , without reference to
the fact that they may be engaged in
lisliing ouUkle of the exclusive jurisdic
tion of the British Dominion , This clear
and reasonable ground , perfectly in ac
cord with established principles and prac
tice , the United States insists that Canada
shall recognize. Her refusal to do so ,
and her declared determination to per
sist in that refusal , is the cause and justi
fication of the proposed retaliatory policy
of non-intercourse.
GIKKHAL VAN WYCK In defeat Is'tho
most popular of western statesmen.
The frauds and sell outs who bonsl that
they have laid the old man Under 'the
political sod will yet hear the thrilling
notes of the Gabriel of the people sum
moning them to -judgment where they
will bo forced to answer for their
treachery. Charles II. Van Wyck is
to-day the most important political factor
in Nebraska. His friends who are num
bered by thousands in every section of
this state will have n bitter reckoning
with the men and tlio corporations who
strangled the expression of the people's
will in defeating the people's choice.
Scotch tlin Monopoly.
The attempt of the Omaha llorso rail
way company to rush through at the last
mcetiua of the council an ordinance
granting them the perpetual and exclu
sive monopoly of ttio Eleventh street via
duct was an audacious and outrageous
game of thimble rig which cannot bo too
loudly condemned. No member of the city
council should hesitate for n moment iv
his duty when the matter next comes up.
The ordinance proposes to grant to tlio
city railway company the right to cross
the viaduct ior all futuie time
without providing for any com
pensation present or future to
the city , nnd without rcservins to
the city council the right to grant similar
privileges to other companies. Last
summer tlio Cable company applied Ior
permission to use the viaduet under
rigid restrictions , which gave the oily an
annual rental and granted other com
panies the use of their tracks. The re- was refused by the council on ac
count of the change * which would bo re
quired in the structure in order to accom
modate it to cable business. Thereupon
the street railway company made appli
cation to lay their tracks upon the
viaduct , nnd an ordinance similar to
that asked for by the cable
was prepared by the city attorney , con
sidered , passed and approved bv the
mayor last November. That ordinance ,
which is still in ell'ect , provides that the
railway company shall bo subject to Mich
reasonable rules and regulations as maybe
bo prescribed by ordinance , and that
the street railway company
shall pay such rousouablo annual
rent as might from time to time bo deter
mined by ordinance. In addition it ex
pressly reserve 1 the right on the part of
the city to grant to other horse railway
companies tlio privilege of crossing the
viaduet upon such terms nnd conditions
as might hereafter bo prescribed by ordi
nance. The ordinance now introduced
is-prepared by the attorney of the Omaha
horse railway company. It excludes nil
valuable features of regulation by the city
and in cll'oct grants an exclusive monopoly
ely of the viaduet for all time to the
street railway company. It repeals the
existing ordinance which the street rail
way company decline to accept and in ef
fect makes n perpetual donation of the
Eleventh street viaduct to the monopoly
without a dollar's worth of compensa
tion to the city in return.
The city council will bo recreant to
every sense of decency and duty it they
decline promptly and emphatically to re
fuse such a sweeping grant. The via
ducts are tlio key to the situation in
South Omaha. Unco granted to a sin
gle corporation without am
ple reservations of regulation and
competition , monopoly will be
bulwarked and our people shut out from
all hopes of relief. Such a franchise is
wortli hundreds of thousands of dollars.
No councilman who votes it away as a
free gift can clear himself from suspi
cion of what influenced his action , lint
entirely apart from the value of the fran
chise and the gross disregard of the pop
ular rights , is the- dangerous precedent
which such action would set. 'J lie
Eleventh street viaduct is the first to bo
completed. The question regarding its
use raises for the first time that of tlio
relations of the public nirhts
and the demands of tlio cor
porations for the right of way over
these structures. It is of the highest im
portance that Omaha should not at tlio
very outset throw away the money of
her taxpayers expended in building via
ducts by donating their free and exclu
sive use to a corporation which has not
contributed a penny to their construction
nnd which proposes to bar out all other
competing companies from the privilege
of paying for its advantages and accomo-
dating the public over its spans. The
council should scotch this arrogant
monopoly at the start.
Heassemblins of I'arllninnnr.
The British parliament will reassemble
to-day. It will open with conditions
somewhat changed from those which prevailed -
vailed when it was last in session , and
under circumstances that are very likely
to add to the annoyances and embarrass
ments of the government. Among tlio
first incidents of interest will doubtless be
a speech from Churchill , in his own
peculiar style , defending his action in re
signing , which it is ovpcctcd will carry
some ilibiimy to the tory ranks. Accord
ing to the London correspondents , it is
expected that his defense will take the
form of putting all his ministerial col
leagues deeply in the wrong. Jobbery
and corruption will bo unsparingly ex
posed , and all the shortcomings or
wickedness of those who opposed the late
chancellor of the exchequer will be held
up to the public observation in the
strongest colors in which the deft hand
of Churchill can paint them. There is
good reason to believe that the material
at his command is abundant , and it can
not bo doubted that he will make the best
possible use of it , since ho has the strong
est personal reasons for doing fao. A
failure to jiibtify his action might bo fatal
to his political future.
Mr. Gladstone arrived in London Tues
day , lie was reported to bo in good
health , his step linn , and every physical
condition indicating that he is again
ready to confront the lories in defence of
the principles of which hois the foremost
advocate. It is expected that the discus-
bion of the queen's speech will last t > emu
time , after which the champions of Ire
land's cause will find their work ready
for them in a light upon the coercion bill
which the government has been prepar
ing. This measure is described as the
conspiracy bill , and to give it an appear
ance of fairness it is to bo applicable to
England and Scotland as well as Ireland.
It will of course encounter the vigorous
opposition of tlio Gladstonmns and na
tionalists , and it is said that even union
ists like Chamberlain are anything but
warm in its favor. An abundant supply
of motions of censure on the government ,
for which thuro is no lack of reasons , is
promised , and altogether the indica
tions are- that the session will ba prolific
of matter's of deep concern to the people
of Great Hritamand not without very
considerable interest for thee of 'other
Ilic ItnMncBfl .Situation.
The trade movement exhibits the usual
.lanuary inactivity. In most departments
sluggishness is geuerally reported , but
there are evidences of reviving activity
in some directions , and the situation , as
a whole , presents many encouraging feat
Shipments of grain and produce have
been retarded at many points by the
recent severe weather , and the same in
fluence has operated against the resump
tion of work in outdoor enterprises nnd
the preparation of slocks of merchandise
for spring requirements. There is , how
ever , an increasing representation of
southern and western buyers in the sea
board markets , and indications point to a
steadily expanding volume of business
during the next few weeks. The failures
throughout the United States and Canada
for last week were 301 , against fll'J for the
preceding week and O.'l ) for the corresponding
spending week of 1880.
The wool trade is more active , nml low
nnd medium grades are fully 1 cent per
pound higher. The market has been
strengthened by improving reports from
Antwerp and London , where prices have
recovered most , if not all , of the decline
noted last month , Tim rise abroad has
encouraged the hope of lessened compe
tition from foreign-made goods ; but the
permanency of the advance is yet to bo
te.sted by the olVcring of JJltf.OOO bales of
Australian and Capo wools at. the auc
tions which are now in progress in
The iron and steel Industries are
actively employed , but now business is
restricted by tlio advancing tendency of
prices , which in many departments have
reached a point that admits of the com
petition of foreign products , and this1
tends to unsettle confidence- among
Tlio grain trade still rules dull ,
but shipments of wheat and Hour
to Europe have continued largo , and
the movement of wheat at primary
points has been small , so that the visible
supply in the United States for the first
time in many years considerably de
creased at the close of last week. The
receipts of winter and spring wheat
centres last week were smaller than this
average weekly receipts since the begin
ning of the cereal year ; and the contin
ued moderato interior movement and
frco cxportations indicate that a further
reduction in available supplies will be re
ported next week. Current business ,
however , has been very quiet the. clear
ances being tlio result of sales made to
foreign buyers last month , The apathy
of exporters and the absence of outside
speculative support give a weak tone to
the nrirkct , and in spite of the improved
statistical position in this country and in
Europe prices continue to decline.
Tuintn will bo a lively scramble for tlio
two now jmlgcships which will bo created
by the passage of the bill enlarging the
bench of this judicial district. Candi
dates are already excitedly bobbing
around with petitions and urging their
claims on the bar preparatory to bom
barding Governor Tisnyer with their im
portunities. The bench of the Third dis
trict , as at present constituted , stands at
the head. It must not , be weakened.
Small-bore lawyers and impecunious
shysters should be given a wide berth in
the .selections which are to be made. One
of the judges will probably bo selected
from outside Douglas county. Ileshoiildbe
chosen for his ability as a lawyeFandTiis
character as a man quite independent of
the size of his petition , the amount of
votes he may control , or the clamor of
the constituency which he may have
gathered around him. The same rules
ought to apply to the second judge.
Other things being equal , a young , vig-
01 ous and active lawyer , of good legal
attainments and sound judgment , should
have the preference. A judge who can
put in eight good hours of work a day
without calling for camphor will greatly
facilitate the clearing of our overcrowded
l\ittl , In her will , elves half her fortune to
her husband , Nlcoflnl.
Conuiessman Thomas of Illinois is one of
the best .story telleis In public life.
Charles Dickens , jr.illliegln Ills read
ings In this country next October in New
I'.iul Tilton , son of Theodore Tilton , Is an
artist in Home , whcio ho Is making quite a
K. J. Wiirlntr , a colored lawyer of JJa'.tl- '
more , will edit tie ! Star , the new weekly
paper of that city.
John U. Moore , the builder of the lines of
the Mutual Union Telegraph company , is
worth CI.SOO.OOO. Ills capital to start In lite
was S.,0.
Cornelius Vandcrbllt Is Rolnp ; Into the
dairy business extensively on the farm In
Hhndo Island he recently bought from Au
gust Uolmoiit.
Miss lie ttio Green , the thirty-millionaire of
New York , wcais an enormous pair of rub
ber boots In wet weather to avoid the expense
of hiring a cab.
Boston CorDett , tlio man who shot Wllxes
liooth. the assassin ot President Lincoln , Is
now nn assistant doorkeeper In the Kansas
legislature , lie lives Ina , dug out in Cloud
county , ar.d Is very poor.
Mrs. Lamar has tluH far remained In such
strict seclusion \Yasliington \ that the secio-
tary's filends are twlttlnu' him with having
"mnirled a myth , " Hut everybody knows
she was a Mrs.
Mine. Nllsson's marriage to Count Miranda
will take place at Mentone , February 15. It
will bo an extiomcly ijulet affair , only the
Spanish and Swedish consuls and a few pei-
bonal friends being invited.
President Cleveland | ias been Invited to at
tend the Mardf ( Jras festivities at New Or
leans next month. Ilex 1ms conferred upon
him the title of "Dukoof Washington" nnd
presented him with libInsignia , of jank. Au
burn-haired Dan LaiiKVlt will piob.ibly bo
christened "Knight of Jtud-Top. "
Mar-chine On.
Kew y.uft . H'orU.
Prohibition Is btundlly marchint : on : and
the drug tuisinesb In Kansas Is equaled only
by the jus business In Ccorglft.
I'lquor In Ma I ne.
Allnida C'ltiiitUiitlun.
Alter about thirty-live > eais of piohlbltlon
the cold-water people of Maine are clamorIng -
Ing for a law that will stop the sale of liquor.
That Whitman I'onbion.
Clilcauo llciald.
Friends of Walt Whitman who are trying
to secure a pension for him , will be pained to
learn ttiat Senator Whitthorna has reported
adversely from the senate committee on pen
sions thu pctitlou of Sarah Ann Kelly , of lion-
-i t ,
esdale.r.i. , fora pension. Sinxh Ann ajplres
to bo the American laureate , nml Is known
) n tfio cast as the Hani of Shanty Hill. A
congress which can refuse Jicr a pension will
not bo apt to be more generous with Walt.
A l > iul I'rrccilcnt.
CMfaao Trilnint- ,
It would bo establishing a bad precedent to
permit Spies to be married by proxy. Ho
would Insist on being hung In the same way.
Gould nnd tlio Sonixtc.
r/iflmIfl / ) > Mii Inquirer.
Somebody proposes the name of Jay OouM
for United States senator. Hut Mr. Gould
docs not wish to Dclon ? to the senate ; ho pre
fers that the senate should belong to him.
For Itatlrond Commissioner.
Kana > C < tu Star.
Tlie name ot Senator Van Wyck. who has
just been defeated for re-election by the
stupidity of Nebraska democrats , has been
naturally suggested for appointment on the
now railroad commission , and It Is to bo
hoped that the president will rccognbo the
force of the suggestion. The law provides
that the minority warty shall bo icpresentcd
In the commission , nnd Vnn Wyck would bo
one of the useful members the president
coultt select.
Uiiforlimnto lor Nebraska.
Denver lci tliltcan.
The defeat of Van Wyck In his candidacy
for re-election to the United States Is an un
fortunate thine for Nebraska. Ho was pro
nounced In his opposition to laud and rail
road monopolies. Ho wns one of the lew
members of the senate who could 1m counted
upon to void for the people ncainst the cor
porations when Imuortnnt measures \\ero
under eonsldeintlon. He was the choice of
the people of Nebraska , the republican voters
having so expressed themselves by ballot at
the. last election. In defeating him , the cor
porations base maintained their leputatiun
In Nebiaska with preat distinction.
lie "VVas tlio Popular Choice ,
The democrats of the Nebraska legislature
might have taken a hint from the \\Iso action
of tlio democratic members of the Massa
chusetts legislature and have broken the sen
atorial dead-lock by the selection of the least
objectionable among the republican candi
dates. They Had tlio greater mason for this
couise because the vote of the people had
demonstrated that Senator Vnn Wyek was
the popular choice. His defeat by so Incon
siderable a peison as Mr. 1'addock Is a mat
ter ol ie ret. Mr. Van Wyck doubtless
would have succeeded If ho had not earned
the enmity of powciful corporations. Since
Nebraska was oignimcd as a state It has
never M > nt to Washington so able a repie-
Tlio Hnomy of .Jobbers.
A'tw Viilft Times.
The defeat ot Senator Vnn AVyek will re
move from the seuato at the oml of tills ses
sion a moat aggressive and persistent
enemy of the jobbeis v > ho have striven to
hhape legislation for llieir own beiiolit nnd
the Injury of the people , Mr. Van Wyck's
services have been of great value , and thou
sands \ \ 111 regret that the people are to bo de
prived of them after Match ! ! . He has fotizht
manfully and Intelligently ncalust op-
pic.sslvc monopolies and the consummation of
rascally schemes. The course of legislation
in the senate will run smoother after his de-
paitunt , for he was a disturbing element , but
the country will lose something by the re
moval ol the wholesome restraining iullu-
euce which he has exerted.
\VIiat Mil do Him Gla.I.
Jtihn ItutiJf O'/frf/Iy. /
He was old and alone , and he snt on n stone
to lest for a while trom the toad :
His heard was whlto and his eye was bright ,
and his wi inkles oveillowrd
With a mild content at the way life went.
and I closed thu hook on my knee ;
"I will \enturo a look In this living uooic , " 1
thought , as ho greeted me.
And I said : "My friend , have you time to
spend to tell me what makes you glndV"
"Oh , aye , my lad , " with a hinilc ; " 1 am glul ;
tnat I'm old. yet am never sadl"
"Bat tthjV' said T , and his merry eye made
an answer ns much as his tongue ;
'Uecatise , " said he , "I am poor and free who
\\asiicli and a slave when young. "
Til U12 AM ) J''AljS10 DUMOCUACV.
A Jjettor From Olmrlcs II. Ilrowu to
the Kditoi * uf tlio Herald
OMAHA , .Jan. 21. To'thoEditor of the
Ilcntld : I read the telegraphic dispatch
from Lincoln , .signed by K. 11. M. , which
appeared in your paper of the 21. In this
dispatch presumably from the associate
editor you apply to five-sixths of the
democratic members of the legislatum
the epithets "chumps , " "purblind
fools , " and "strumpets , " ami to demo
crats , not members of the legislature the
epithet ' 'pimps.1 Assuming that those
words being in a message received late
at night and in the absence of one of thu
proprietors of the paper , Mr. Hiuli unison
wore MirreptHiously printed I con
cluded not to notice them ; but when in
the next day's issue of your paper , I ob-
bcrvcd that the whole editorial space was
given to abuse and vilification , in coars
est vulgarity , of five-sixths of the demo
cratic legislators and to full that proportion
tion of democrats in the state 1 deemed it
most appropriate to protest puulicly
against such gross injustice ai open
wickedness. Such party journalism can
not bo properly reprehended with any
words at my command. I leave the
llcrnld to wallow in its own filth.
These legislators and other democrats-
omitting myself are the peers , at the
least , of any man connected with the
J/crald. That they dill'ered with it on the
question under the circumstances , what
was best for them to do in the selection
of United State.- * senator , is , in my humble
opinion , no just cause ; gave no ground
for the vile calumny you have heaped
upon them. In any light your
course is indefensible. Difference of
opinion , and with right of action upon it.
is to bo expected , and no man ean stand
rightly condemned for exercising his
right to think and act in harmony with
his thoughts , especially when in a re
presentative eapaoitv on any given ques
tion he voices the wfshes of tlio people
whom he represents.
Let us look at the justice of your foul
aspersions You favored a caucus system
and advocated that the democrats should
net as an unit ; of course a large ma
jority of the caucus was to determine
what that united action should be. Your
advice was followed , f.nd when two
senators put of the eight bolted the cau
cus decision , you duliMided and lauded
thorn to the skies , and by so doing you
censured and endeavored to east obliquy
on the remaining six. This demon
strated the sincerity 3011 had and
counseled in the unity and
binding force of caucus. Your object in
crying caucus was shown to be a patent
fraud. If its action suited you , you were
for it ; if not , you were it , In this
matter you stood with two and ugaicat
six. As thirty-ljvo Sam Uandallilu high
protectionists , in the view of thu
Jlcruld , at one time , constituted the
democratic party of the country , so now ,
I presume , you consider the tivo demo
cratic senators the party of the state.
The first ballot for senator was taken
on the 18th. The Jkraltt , of that day
from , as I believe , motives of pure ma
lignancy to Hon. J Sterling .Morton , in
sulted ovcry democratic member of the
legislature , and through thorn every
democrat in the state , by withholding his
name from publication a the hrat choice
of the democracy of the state a * a demo
cratio United States souator. You spuko
of him , rtftor you know ho was tlio choice
of the parly , when ho was no longer Mr.
Morton , a private citl/.cn , but a chosen
representative of the parly , ns "some one
south of the Plalte , " "a uian from Otoe ,
the "democratic choice. . " Do you think
sueh an insult , by omission , tendered
to the democracy of the state by the
llcraltt , which claims to bo a democratic
paper an organ of the party , will bo
lorgotlcn or tends to its harmony and
unification ? If the Herald is a democratic
paper , not controlled by petty meanness
and blind , savage revenge , why did il
not let the democracy of iNebraska and
of the nation know the name ot the man
whom the democratic- legislators had des
ignated as their llrst choice for United
btutos scnatorf There is not another
paper published in the state that has
withheld this information. The way to
harmony in our party is plain , but it run
not thro'ugh the Herald ollico.
While 1 denounce in unmeasured terms
the Herald for applying such opprobjou
epithets to the legislators , and consider
sueli journalism , apart from its oll'eels
upon tlm party , unjustifiable and degrad
ing , I am content to let you fettle with
them and their indignant constituencies
for the insults you have thrown at them
They and their people will press to your
lips the cup you have proM'ercd to them
nnd make you drink your own foul ad
mixture , even to the last dreg. A lie ,
a slanderous word , open or covert in
justice , sent out as 11 messenger of dis
grace and destruction , travels fast at first
and with slackening pace as it goes ,
realtors mischief and wrong , but ihisro
comes a time when it stops. It then retraces >
traces its steps , collects what il threw
out on its outward trip and dually le-
lurns lo , embraces and destroys its cre
ator. These senators and representatives ,
whom you have traduced , and their
friends , will resent with deadly ell'uet
llie'o insults and wrongs. You have
"sown the wind" and you "shall reap the
whirlwind. "
1 pass now to this "pimps. " Whom ,
sir , do you have the eli'rontcry , in your
sell-styled democratic organ , to call
"pimps ? " Your language is broad.
" 1'imps" are plural. You mention me
tins J/crald is always playful with my
name and then dastardly assail , in
your plural word "pimps , " this
most influential and reputable
democrats in Nebraska. You seek to
but , oh most feeble ? man , do not chastise
me , because when I .saw that there was
no more show lor thu election of a dem
ocrat to the United States senate than
there would bo of a man nuikinir a good ,
hearty and satisfactory breaktast out of
ono of the corner stones of our court
house , I deemed it wise party politics to
return to Van Wyckl and after our
party had organized distinctively as
jsnrly and voted as a party lor its most
esteemed member lion. J. Sterling
Morton-and after an opportunity had
been given to the slulward republicans
lo elect a democrat to no avail , 1 advised
the democratic legislators to vole for
Van Wyek on the 21st , because -
cause I , in common with others did this ,
you attempt to stigmatize us as "pimps. "
Look at your noble act. for a moment !
There is an old man in this stale a
life-long democrat who is to-day rejoic
ing over iho election of Mr. Cleveland as
president , and wlw-olifo has been spared
lo witness and rejoice witli us over tlio
election of Mr. McShane to congress
from this First district in this state. Ilo
has oft been honored by Ins fellow-citi
/ens and has served terms in Iho congress
of our republic the intimate and trusted
friend of Stephen A. Douglas , and a man
as pure in lifo as lie is sound in denioc-
raov. Ho is loved and almost venerated
by Fiis neighbors and friends 1 consulted
with him on what was the wisest courses
for the party to pursuit on the senatorial
contest. Ilo advised , 1 listened , and wo
were of one accord. 1 refer to lion. H. S.
Malonev , of llumboldl : and you dare
brand him as one of Van Wyelc's ""
Thou shameless man ! And then , too ,
this old man is to got on his knees lo yon ,
and with ' 'conlnte" heart , between .sobs ,
f.illcnnjrly cry : "J'cccitvi ! " Thou fool
and madman !
When for your base treatment of Dr.
Maloney yon have settled with him and
his friends , 1 will turn you over to Con
gressman-elect McSliane , who agreed
with mo , and from the best motives , and ,
for as wo thought the best interests ot
our party , counseled with and advised
democratic legislators , as 1 did , to vote
at noon on thu 21st for Van Wyek. Do
you actually think you nnd your paper
have done an honorable tiling in brand
ing the Hon. John A. MeShane , as he
sets out for Washington , with the legible
word "pimp ? " The ctoak of charity
can coyer a multitude of sins , but it cannot -
not hide this disreputable attack' upon
the representative of the "Big First"
from the resentment of Iho democrats
residing within its boundaries.
When you have squared your account
in this regard with Congressman Me-
Shams an o In cor of justice will invite you
to call and adjust your account with lion.
William A. Paxton , and maybe ho will be
able to tell you what were the views and
promises of thu democrats in the legi.sla-
tuic whom yon have been "soft soaping"
in your paper. Do you , even dare you
assail the democracy of Mr. I'axtonV llis
support of this party has been unwaver
ing , active and elhciont a rugged and
potent democrat , lies is not a Maverick ,
and yet you brand him with the word
"pimp,1 simply because lie , believing it
for tbo best welfare of our party , advised
the legislators lo vote for Van Wyek on
the 21st. Do you deem it essential to
Pa\toii'fl democracy that ho humiliate
himself before the ucralil idol and whines
"I'eccaviV" Before this sturdy man docs
such a thine : as that you will have made
the discovery lhat Iho over arching sky
is made of solid and durable brass.
Sotllo these individual accounts , and , if
bankruptcy has not overtaken you I will
then turn you lo al least 85 per cunt of
the democracy of the slate to balance
your account with them.
You announce in an editorial of the
22nd to a terriliod world that you are
"camped on the trail "of democrats. Per
haps ! The great trouble with the llcrnld
has been lhat it luisahvavs been "camp
ing11 closes to cotton bales , siitUers slores ,
eating houses and railroad l < eadiiiarters | ,
My advice is lhat it cease "camping ! "
lhat it fold its ragged tout , fake u rear
ward line of march , hold out a white
Hag and come over and join thu demo
er.itie forces. You will not have far to
travel as thesis forces are advancing , not
retreating. Je > iu us , behave ) yourself , be
come democratic and one of us and wo
will let you oil without crying "Pesccavi. "
Wo will be satisfied if your works bhow
you uro a democrat. Let us have peace.
While at Lincoln 1 met and c-nnvuriMid
with a prominent democrat from the
southwestern part of this hlato I was
trying to convince him that the J/crttltl
was sincere in its assumed position , that
it was not laboring l i' nor against Van
Wyck ; ni'ither for nor against any Mai-
wart republican for senator , but that it
waSfiimply exhausting iiht-lf for a demo
crat , thai il was so puns in n < t principles
and thoughts that to uU for or against
any republican was contamination do-
lilutnent. Jlo said 111" llcrnld seemed to
speak fairly , but its entire inllneiico and
energies had been and were lining n ed
to elect a stalwart , machine , railroad
republican to the senate. I argued with
him , and thought I showed the better
reason. Why. sir , I defended the llmitd !
and what do you think this man did ?
Ilo gavu a low whistle , sang two lines of
the old song :
"Oh , Lord. ladles , never mind Kteiphin ,
.Stephen Is sueh a liar the devil won't bis-
lieve him , "
and turned on his heeil ami walked
away. Judges , Mr. Editor , of
ama/ument over the fact thai thi.i typical
man should have no fuith in thu utter
uncos of the Herald ! But this morning
when 1 read thu Jkruld and found Iho
following editorial words. "Thu e-llee-i
it hud was to arouse thu stalwart demo
cruts IQ redoubled and successful esIlorU
to defeat Van Wyck , " I merely said to
myself how superior is tlm man who
seizes a fact and will not let go , to the
'one who reaches conclusions by tlio
reasoning process. The man was right , I
was wrong. Your cry of "straight de
mocracy" was a delusion and cheat , nnd
you cannot explain It away ; nor will
your abuse of democrats blunt the keen
edge of publio condemnation of your
I ad\i eyoii to quit the branding busl
ness and that you do not take to the oc
cupation of r' grave " digging
Theio is danger in this work. Uo are
of it 'Let the poet admonish you
" lie dig cd a pit , he dlcircd It deep ,
He digged it for hH biother ,
And then he himself , he tumbled In ,
The pit he digged for t'other. " ,11
In conclusion , as the Herald has been ,
killing me for so many years , t have ono
dying request to mnko. Don't scare me. 11. HKOWN.
Ncl > in kn
( Irand Island nnd Norfolk have voted
for street ears , and Hastings promises to
join the procession February 10.
Charles Jones , the murderer of
1'atriek Stowait , has been hound over to
this district court in I'latlsmotilh in $3,01)0 )
The first Lutheran church in Franklin
was dediealed , free of debt , last Sunday ,
It is a brick structure , ' . ' 8x51 , and is com
pletely furnished throughout.
David Mcliuron , of Hebron , applied a
shotgun to his trouiile.s last vtrck ami
successfully ended them , lie was an
old resident , and leaves no family to con
test his will.
Another young and fcstivogirl has been
kidnapped Irom Hastings to tuunl an
early exposure of town morals. Several
"prominent eili/ens1' are said to bo im
plicated , and the Bachelors' club has turn *
porarily disbanded.
I'lattsmoiith is shaking hands with her
self on the exhibition ol elevated morals
which permitted a gang of plug ugly pu
gilists to pound eaeli other before a
ghastly array of empty bt'iiehes. Just
twenty-three persons paid four bits each
lo see the hippodrome.
Dawes anil Sheridan counties are de
bating this question : To feneis or not to
fence. Tlio total absence of these struc
tures is fatal to straddlers , as well as
farmers who till this soil. To prevent
cattle running at largo it is proposed to
place thu counties under tins protection
of Iho fence law , and residents are called
upon lo vote on the question.
Iowa iti'ins.
liurlinglon disposes of 800,000 gallons
ot water a day.
Burlington is looking around for a live
man wild money lo operate a canning
Prophet Foster argues in the Uurling-
lon liawkoye. that Ihc climate of the conn-
try is changing rapidly , not only on Iho
temperate7,0110 but in iho norlhern limit
of Hie tropics. This is duo lo planetary
influence. In a fo\v thousand years fruit
laising will bo an impossibility north of
the Ohio. Who cares what will happen a
thousand years hence ?
A slick young rascal and masher named
James Hronnan laid .slego to tlio allee-
lions and purse of n Miiseutino widow
and captured both. The lonely widow
was so taken with lronmufu ! attentions
that she married him. The day follow
ing the wedding .she handed him a cheek
for ! > ( ) ( ) whioh he promptly cashed and
started lor California. The bride's ' sus
picions wore aroused in time and Bren
nan was captured afler he had squan
dered ? aoOof the roll.
Governor Moonlight was sworn into
ollico last Tuesday.
The cost of running this United Stales
court in the territory last year was $10-
( Jeo. E. Heschorcr , foreman of Dnrant
1'iro EngiiiM company , was presented
with an elegant gold watch by his associ
ates , last week.
The Cheyenne & Northern is now com
pleted to a distance of 07 } miles from
Cheyenne. Track laying and bridge-
building are being rushed at a lively
Frank DowiU , a young man of twenty ,
who was convicted last fall on a charge
of highway robbery , and sentenced to
the penitentiary for two years , was par
doned last week by Acting Governor
Morgan. Evidence was piodueed to
provo tint he was not the party who
committed the crime.
Untie buried 270 persons last year.
Bullion shipments from liutle last week
amounted to ! ? fei,0'0. ( ;
ISenton is snowed in. with a scarcity of
Hour , coal oil and fuel.
The ( j rani to mountain paid taxes
amounting to $10.ViS. ; < il ) last year.
Itenton is the most orderly eity in the
world. Only Mxtuen arrests wore imidu
there last > ttar. Other towns average
srom 25 lo 100 month.
The Biackfcnt Indians have agreed by
treaty to give up 700 squaie miles of thmr
reservation. It is one of the fineiit agri
cultural sections in the territory.
Ono of the features of the proposed bill
for the regulation of varinty shows in
Montana will be to forbid the sale of
di-inks by waller girls and lo abolish
private boxes.
Among the Montana Blaokfcot Indians
polygamy is still rife , though the redskin *
are beginning to abandon it that Is lo
say , Die Indians take no more plural
wives. In bull'alo times when morn
squaws meant more butlalo robes tanned
in u given time was the palmy clays of
polygamy among these Indians. Now ,
however , they find that more than ono
Wife is a burden , and are not inclined lo
inciease tlio number.
A Funny Speolmnii of Knells ! ) .
Here is a funny specimen of English in
a circular of a Kisbingen hotel propn
etor.By thu present wo take Iho liberty to
inform you that a Maying in Kissmgui
willb | by far utrreeabler now as il hitherto
was , owing to the eanali/.ution which all
pails of tlm town had to undergo , and
which is performed in the best modern
Mylo able to meet all technical nnd by
Ljicnical demands. Of course , there will
be no inconvenience any more in the
sliced which sometimes caused great
nuisance to the publio.
Wo may mention Ki'-singon ean now
subject lo Iho sncee.ssful partly in mind
stone rock engraved eanalnet , eonnicto
with any ot the bust furnished canuli/a
ions ol any of HID largeit towns or w.i
torjng-placcn concerning a olcan ground
md jnire air.
The exposure of th.Hacqi spring nii'l
N examination by tlm ollicnil coniini- ,
hiou to which prmiiimsud savants nml
ci-hnical ox perls uvro attached had the
very satiifaciorv result this mineral
water , wiiich in HH VHIIOIIH and curing
ilfiicu is unparalleled , springs from a
solid rock , which excludes the iiossibili
ie.sola mixture wiiii underground water i r
lopctncnlnf carbonic acid in the adjoin
nir territory. To proven ! elopement
jf carbonic acid in fntnie .some iilli c-
ivo improvement * \vnru inndn by whu h
he carbonic acids quality of the liaeo/.l
vatcr and Us ellu Is as well as it * agieo
ible table Hicrc.'iK'd.
Knfurring to thu aforesaid we as
sure you llml c.ndc.ivnn * always will bo
o meet the wiahu.s of our honorable
guests in every degree , and therefore wo
iiko lliu libciiy lo invite your goodsolf u >
louor lib \\ilh juurKind Visit during the
bouon : 1887.
If ton would kindly recommend our
iotet wit bhould bo much obliged lo > ou
Yours rc i ufiuh , four Huurmus ,
Hotel Victoria , Bad