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THE next time Patti comes to Omaha
her manager will find no dilllculty in
securing a $0,000 guarantee.
Tun amount of Kansas City capital
which is seeking investment in Omaha
alarms the envious city on the Kaw ,
Hence these Wars.
OMAHA mny not stand above Kansas
City in her bank clearances , but her
musical clearance returns double these
of the city on the Kaw.
INSUHANCE benevolent humbugs should
bo given avido berth by ttio people.
Cheap insurance , like other cheap goods ,
.ps generally mighty unreliable stuff.
A SIXTV days' session of the legislature
seems now assured. The exhausted rail
road lobby is not particularly exuberant
over the news. But they nro no more
disgusted than the taxpayers.
SENATOU MEiKELJOiiN'sblll to regulate
insurance companies and to compel non
forfeiture of policies is stirring up every
wild-cat concern in the state. The howls
from the swindlers is all the more reason
for the prompt passage of the law.
THE democratic house has sustained the
president in his veto of the dependent
pension bill. Several congressmen will
discover that they need something more
than the president to sustain them when
they come again before the people for a
IT was very unkind in Senator Van
Wyck to call attention in the senate to
projected junketting trips of committees.
Ho was unanimously voted a very dis-
GKfccablo man. A senator's perquisites
ftro no business of the public who are
forced to foot the bills.
THE veteran soldiers of the country
have long memories. They will not for
got that a democratic president is re
sponsible for the defeat of the most im
portant legislation in their interest ever
enacted by congress and that ho was
sustained wholly by democratic rotes.
SENATOH STIIIUNG'S wicked insinua
tions about legislative bribery at once
brought Colby to his feet in indignant
protest. Such things rufllo the sensitive
feelings of the immaculate senator from
Gage , who stands as the perpetual cham
pion of the purity of the lobby and the
guileless innocence of the railroads.
THE right to condemn property outside
t the city for city uses gave New York
her Croton aqueduct. Unless Omaha so-
uros the same riuhts we can never move
onr waterworks to the distance which
tlio growth of the city is already demand
ing. Back water from sewerage will nol
bo a healthy beverage to bo sure , but a
ifeucral epidemic of typhoid fever may
luring another legislature to its senses.
THE distinguished actor , Henry Irving ,
fcos just given further evidence oi
his exceptional genius in a most remark
able personation of every character in
"Hamlet. " The task is not unprcco
dented , but the complete success whicl
Mr , Irving achieved unquestionably is
It is not too much to say that it shows Mr
Irving to bo without a poor among living
actors in the range of his versatility , nm
ro deservedly rank in this particular with
the great Garrick.
MISSODIU is indignant over the tactica
of Jay Gould's lobby at the state capita
nnd tno St. Louis Jtcpublican warns the
democracy that the issue to bo met is one
higher than party itself. The west wll
sooner or later bo a unit on the question
of compelling the railroads to loosen
their grasp on the law making power
The issue must be met nnd will bo mot In
spite of the howls of "straight out re
publicaUsm" and "straight out demoo
raoy" from the subsidized party organs
TUB supreme court of Indiana agrcci
with the republican view that it hud nc
jurisdiction of the question whether o
not Robertson was elected lieutenan
governor , the right of determination
resting wholly with the assembly , Tlu
returns showed Robertson to have booi
elected , the fitct has been regularly declared
clarod , ami ho has taken the oath of of
( ioo. The revolutionary element in the
senate , however , headed by Smith , the
president pro tern. , persists in refusing tc
allow him to assume the duties of the
otllce. The democratic kickers art play
ing a clef iieruto und a Losing game.
The failure of railwaylcglslation nt the
) rcscnt session will bo justly laid at the
leers of the republican party of No-
> raska. Under pledges ot conventions
mil candidates an overwhelming repub-
lean majority was elected by the people
o carry out its will. For the third time
iromlso has been belied by performance.
L'hc lobby has proved superior to the un
written law , while the favors and nnrtt-
ments of the corporation nttornc3'S have
outweighed the bunion of popular expec
tation and public demand.
What next ? How do the republican
caders who have assisted in the defeat
of the peoples' hopes nnd who have sac
rificed convictions and conscience on the
nltar of personal interest expect to ox-
) lain their course ? How will the men
ivho sawed the nir nnd filled
iall and platform with thnlr
oulogiums of republicanism as the
people's party face an indignant
and exasperated rank and file when the
next campaign brins ; thorn face to face
with the men they have deceived f What
will bo the next move to convince the
[ inoplo of Nebraska that the railroads no
longer dominate the actions of republi
cans in this state t
The republican majority can
not hope to evade the responsi
bility. They were entrusted by
the producers of this state with a
sacred duty which tuy ! pledged them
selves to perform. The sentiment of
Nebraska republicanism on tlio para
mount issue of the day brooked no ques
tioning. It was expressed in terms too
clear and decisive to admit of dispute ,
To thousands of voters the choice be
tween railroad domination through tlio
republican party and relief by any party
from the burdens of overtaxation through
corporation exactions will never present
Itself n second timo. The moment that
the voters of the state become convinced
Lhat anti-monopoly success is only possi
ble through republican defeat republican
ism in Nebraska will yield to something
better. Party supremacy and party
success cannot be erected on any lasting
foundation except that of popular con-
lidenco. Trickery and treachery may
postpone the inevitable , but the day of
reckoning will come.
The apprehension of danger to tiie pro
posed retaliatory legislation in congress
will bo increased by , the refusal of the
senate to accept the substitute for its bill
passed by the house , and the appoint
ment of a conference committee. Owing
to the radical difference between the
measures of the two houses the chance of
the conferees reaching an agreement
cannot bo regarded ns very promising.
There is reason to believe that all the
material concessions necessary to an
agreement will bo demanded of tlio sen
ate , and it is very questionable whether
that body will bo disposed to yield to the
extent that will probably bo asked of it.
Despite protestations that party or politi
cal considerations should not bo allowed
to afl'oct this question , there is reason to
believe that they are doing so. The sen
ate took the initiative in this matter , and
it is quite probable that this fact is not
regarded favorably in administration
circles or by the leaders of the majority
party in the house. The adoption by the
house of the senate bill might have given
whatever political capital could bo de
rived from the legislation to the repub
lican body , notwithstanding the fact that
it received the nearly unanimous
support of the democrats of that body.
The administration , also , would doubt
less prefer not to take direction in this
matter from the son ate , to which it has
shownonly an enforced respect. Hence the
delay in reaching this legislation in the
house , the consultations of the chairman
of the foreign affairs committee with the
administration , the invitation to the sec
retary of the treasury to submit his views ,
and other circumstances perhaps in
tended to indicate to the country a pro
found sense of the gravity.of the matter
in hand , while rcllectmg upon the ap
parent haste and want ot care with which
the senate had dealt with it. llavinc
kept the subject in committee until the
closing days of the session , a month after
the senate bill was passed , tlio house
adopts a substitute radical in its pro
visions , concerning which there may bo
serious international objections , nnd
thereby throws the matter into a confer
ence committee. If the senate conferees
should accept the substitute , the political
benefits will bo claimed byits democratic
projectors in the house , although it re
ceived the support of all the republicans.
Should failure of all legislation result ,
there will bo a divided responhibility ,
ouch party finding reasons for charging
the cause of failure upon the other. In
such an event , however , there is little
doubt that the intelligent judgment of
the country will see that the weight of
responsibility Is upon the democrats.
Ju case of failure , what will the proba
ble effect bo upon Canada ? The elections
In the Dominion have resulted in favor
of the government , and its policy regard
ing the fishery dispute was one of the
issues in the campaign. It will not bo
quite so strong in the next parliament ,
but it is enough that it has succeeded.
Having the popular endorsement it will
necessarily adhere to its policy , and its
purpose to do this would naturally bo
strengthened by the failure of this country
to provide any legislation for the pro
tection of its citizens , or for applying to
Canadian interests the sarnu policy she
employs toward similar American inter
ests. The Dominion authorities nro pre
pared to carry out the hostile statute
which a little while ago received the as ,
sent of the crown , and have announced
their intention to do so. If the proposed
retaliatory legislation fails , they may bo
expected to pursue the course they have
prescribed with increased aggressive
ness. And wo shall bo powerless to help
ourselves to hold the
or aggressors to any
immediate responsibility. Such n posi
tion would , to say the least , be a most
humiliating one for this government and
people to be placed in , .
IT is announced that the president will
not appoint the inter-state commerce
commissioners until after the adjourn
ment of congress , which gives color to
the expectation that several retiring mem
bers will have places on the commission.
It is said that taus far the president has
offered a commissionership > to only one
man ex-Senator Thurman who posi
tively declined it. It is also stated that
no one will bo appointed from the Pacific
slope. The commission will consist ol
onn man from the.New Kngland states ,
another from the.Middle states , and prob-
nbly from New York , another from Ohio ,
Indiana or Illinois , a fourth from the
northwest nnd n lifth from the south.
The applications arc said to oxceec four
hundred , but a very small proportion of
which will receive the executive atten
tion. This and other matters may neces
sitate an executive session of the senate.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TAYLOR , the poet
and journalist , do4 ! at Cleveland , O. ,
whore be had resided for several years ,
on Thursday. Ho was in the
sixty-fifth j-car of his ago , having
been boru in 1823 at Low
vlllc , N. Y. Ho received a college
education , and was for a number of years
connected with the Chicago Journal ns
its literary editor ana during the civil
vrar as a correspondent with the
armies , In both these capacities
ho acquired reputation as a meritorious
writer , but ho is best nnd most widely
known by his contribution ! : to literature
ns n poet. Several volumes of his poems
have been published and attained n con *
sider.iblo circulation. Ho possessed ex
cellent qualities of character , which nro
reflected in the best of his writings.
Tnn letter of Mayor Hewitt which was
suppressed by the president of the Young
Men's Democratic club of Brooklyn , it
is said In deference to Governor Hill ,
upon whom in partit was supposed to ro
lled , hns been published. It is an attack
upon labor leaders and their methods ,
which nro characterized as tyrannical.
The labor question is recognized as a now
force in politics which the democratic
party must confront or be destroyed. It
is very likely to create something of a
stir HI labor circles , and democrats gen
erally will not regard It ns a politic ut
terance. In one way and another the
democratic party is getting into n most
THE house of representatives non-con
curred , as it was expected to do , with the
proposition of the senate to appropriate
half a million dollars to bo employed as
subsidies to American steamship com
panies for the transportation of mails to
Central and South America. A confer
ence committee has been , ordered , the
probable result of which will bo an
agreement on a less sum than that pro
posed. As the postmaster general now
desires an appropriation for this purpose ,
the house may bo willing to grant per
haps half the amount named by the sen
ate. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THE railroad commission has decided
that the town of Algernon can't have a
clppot , The reason is that the U. & M.
inside lownsito ring laid out a town on
each side of Algernon. The only relief
for.lho people of the oppressed town is
to appeal to the supreme court and then
sit down and wait. Justice is sometimes
very slow , but in the end it is'generally
THE Kansas legislature has wiped the
name of St. John from the map of the
stale. The name of St. John county has
been changed to Logan. This is throw
ing a bucket of cold watur on the great
Other .kanfla Than Onrs.
. Tlio success of Bismarck in the German
elections was n foregone conclusion from
the time of thr alliance with Rome. . The
Vatican was prompt to throw its influ
ence on the side of peace und the seven
years1 term of military service the
moment that the promise of the nbtoga-
tion of the I-'alk laws was held out as an
inducement. Catholic Germany at once
ranged itself on the side of the Iron
Prince with whom it had been at war for
thirteen years. The latest election re-
tnrns give the government a gen
erous majority. In the - struggle
gle between militarism and parlia
mentary rule the former has won.
It was a bold movt ? of Bismarck to go to
the people on an issue of this sort , Dut
his triumph was all the more emphatic.
His opponents played their cards well.
They avoided all appearance ot want of
patriotism by granting the entire increase
of tlio army asked for by the govern
ment's bill , and even consenting that the
increase should take effect this spring.
Yet Bismarck adroitly turned their own
liberality against them , making them
appear , with these main points conceded ,
guilty of captiousncss in insisting on a
reduction of the old scptcnnato term of
the budget to three years , which might
inflame French hopes should it bo suc
cessful. It Is impossible to conceive of
the continuance of the present thralldom
of militarism over the German people
after the death of the great chancellor ,
and when it has once disappeared the
main wonder will bo at the audacity mid
skill which so long maintained it.
, The earthquake in Southern Europe
seems to have exceeded in violence and
disastrous results nny which have oc
curred during the last decade. The loss
of life already foots up two thousand
souls and the destruction to property has
been enormous. The area visited cpvors
Northern Italy and Southern France.
Details of the shocks recall the awful
earthquake which visited Southern Italy
in 1851 , when 14,000 lives wese lost ,
The jury in the Dillon trial were dis
charged on Thursday evening , finding it
impossible to reach an agreement. The
result was a general surprise. The gov
ernment had packed the bench and the
jury and a conviction was confidently
expected , Dillon and four associate
members of parliament were charged
with conspiracy to defraud Irish land
lords , for advising certain Irish tenants
to withhold tlio payment of extortionate
rents and for receiving the money of
tenants on deposit.
By reverting to a statute of George HI. ,
enacted in the dark ages of Ireland , a
change of venue was secured from the
city to the county of Dublin. By this de
vice a sheriff in charge of the trial panel
was obtained who is the head of the
Orange Emergency association , nnd His
power was arbitrarily used to obtain a
panel which would make sure the deter
mination of the prosecution. But oven
his efforts were not accepted as satisfac
tory. In selecting a Jury , twenty-nine
Catholics were ordered by the crown to
stand aside , nnd there was not a man in
the box whom the government did not
believe to be an enemy of the prisoners.
Under the circumstances the disagree
ment will bo a disagreeable surprise to
tlio tory ministry.
The history of parliament shows that
any serious attempt to check a fieo de
bate makes , trouble. Englishmen in the
time of Charles I were Known to protest ,
with tears In their eyes , at infringements
of free discussfon In the commons. The
homo rule crisis \fiil not pass without
serious dforc4ccj ! ( on this matter. It is
clear that the proposal to reform the pro
cedure rulps cannot bo passud In a calm.
A despotic closure bill In the present
temper of all parties means another Irish
coercion bill closq upon its heels and
after that the deluge.
' t * \
The entire fa.brjc of the lately rumored
Kngltsh scheme''of abandoning Egypt
falls to pieces linger Sir James Fergu
son's explanation In the house of com
mons , The British grip on that country
is as tight as over , and the decrease of the
army of occupation in April will bo
mainly a measure of economy. An Egyp
tian rumor of the most preposterous sort
was the one lately current that Bon-
langer's movements of troops on
the German frontier are only n
cover for a grand Invasion of Egypt.
Boulangor may or may not bo the
modern Bonaparte for Franco , but nt
this juncture ho will neither load nor
send his troops away whore forty centu
ries can look down upon them from the
pyramids. France has her eye on Berlin
just now , not upon Cairo , and she Is too
vividly aware of her dangers from the
former quarter to spare any moro forces
nt present even for Tonquin , Madagas
car , New-Hebrides , or Algeria ,
The largo number of medical students
in Germany has set to thinking the great
statistician , L'rofossor Conrad , of Hallo ,
who declares that the time is past when
the medical career affords chances of lu
crative success. The country now con
tains about 13,200 , doctors , according to
this learned authority , while -Ko/vicr's
Almanao for 1887 puts the total still
higher 10,303. To fill the vacant places
in tlio profession 3,500 to 3,000 would bo
a suflicicut number of medical students ,
which was the case twenty years ago.
But tlio last report shows that there nro
now 8.405 students in the Gorman medi
cal schools. In Prussia 250 doctors would
fully supply the usual demand , but In
stead of that 431 wore graduated last
year. If this continues nobody will bo
left to be cured.
The Chinese frontier of Tonquin is
again reported in so disturbed a state
that serious fiijliting appears to bo inevit
able. Two small French garrisons arc
said to have been wiped out of existnnco
by Chinese pirates , and these bold froo-
boolcrs swarm alons : the frontier nnd the
northern part of the coast of the French
protectorate. There is no doubt that
Tonquin. already the expensive and
dangerous conquest of France , will
bo a heavier load to carry in the future
than it has beenjin the past. It cannot
bo profitable until many years shall
have elapsed ana it may cause very seri
ous complications" !
KINGS .AND QUEENS.
The Icinp of Corea has furnl&hed his palace
with American furniture.
The prince of Wales has engaged quarters
for his stay hi Ireland at 3300 per day.
A Berlin dispatch says that the Emperor
William's Illness Is not of a serious nature.
Queen Victoria owns proDcrty in the Dis
trict of Colnmoiatbut she Is not expected to
occupy It not this jubilee year nt least.
Amone tho'Inost curious Jubilee objects Is
a jubilee dress improver. It plays "God save
tlio Quepn" whenever the wearer sits down.
The queen has written a kind letter of con
dolence to Sir William Jenner , who has just
lost his last surviving sister , Miss Hannah
Jenuer , wlio has lived for many years at the
Palace House , Bishop's Wallliam.
The czar of Russia , accordlnc to the French
papers , secretly visited Paris and had a por-
soual Interview with President Grevy a few
weeks ago. Ho traveled in dlsculso , accom
panied by two attendants and a Dig do ? , and
during his stay in Paris lived In a retired
private house occupied by Ltho Grand Duke
There will bo splendid and elaborate fes
tivities at Berlin , lastlnp from March 19 to 20 ,
in houor of the cmpeioi's 00th birthday an
niversary. The prince of Wales will be
tlicic , with the king of Saxony , the regent o
Uavarla , and Prince William o Wnrtemberir ,
and possibly the Emperor Francis Joseph
and the czar o Russia.
The value of a human life , estimated from
life assurances and wage btuistlcs , Is 514,600.
The value , however , Is not realized without
work and growth. Grumblers should remem
His Services ore In Demand.
It is a pity that Boston Corbott , who so
successfully adjourned the Kansas legisla
ture , has been sent to an lusano asylum.
There Is a demand for him in almost every
state In the union ,
Victims of Strong Drink.
There Is a bill now before the Nevada ICR-
lalaturo disqualifying from holding ofllco any
one who Is a 'victim of strong drink. " The
wording should be changed , Such a bill
would out off from citizens' privileges many
a bright son of a drunkard. They are among
the real "victims" of strong drink.
A Remembrance. *
ir. J Henderson.
Gray clouds that hang low In the west ,
Slow rain that walteth not for rest ;
Llino leaves tlmt moan a weary song ,
Dull daylight , dismal , dim and long.
Half shadows cyi thoJloor and wall ,
Half light that marW the doom o'er oil ;
hone room with wAlli and mantel bare-
One bust alone with marble stare ,
Three blossoms ot ( tie heliotrope ,
Bruised and biokeu like a man's last hope :
One letter , torn anif stattered wide
On tlio table , on the tloor beside.
That's all ; except A whlrllncr sound
Of crested sea , of sky. and slmdow'd ground j
A mass or memories a phantom throng ;
An Inward wallir 'How long , alas , how
long1 ! .
"The principal" study in Omaha , "
chirrups the Ulair Republican , "Is addi
tion. " U1
A dizzy troupe ofogii8 ( mokes camped
In Hod Cloud lust week and fed the resi
dents on pray-eyed chestnuts and rocky
pretzels. Tno town bit to the extent of
A company has been organized in
Beatrice to manufacture cultivators for
listed corn. The cultivator is the patent
of Samuel Irwin , a prominent local
Algernon , loveliest town in the vales of
Custer , we greet tlieo ! But thou canst
not have a depot. Thou wort not bap
tized by the B. &M. Townslto company.
Recant and be saved.
Barbara Sohnydor , of Fairmont , a
sweet sixteen , is laid up with a charge of
blrdauotin her body. It was the only
method lett tothofamilymusketlo resent
her playful caresses.
That was a bright and profitable idea
of the Sanndors county statesman to
secure a rocotmtof the legislative amend
ment ballots. An increase of f 180'in the
pay ot nach member of the h-glslaturo
will endear him to his colleagues while
the money lasts , nnd stamp Ms name on
the treasury ledger to the extent of $23-
010.Molchoir Nohr , a gambler of surpass
ing gall , has had the mayor of Crete ar
rested lor interfering with his busincssi
Admiration for Nehr's cheek , however ,
did not modify the demand for his disap
pearance , lie is possessor of sutticlent
cold cosh to secure the support of the
lawyers and boldly defy the natives.
The Blair Pilot warns Omaha to beware -
ware of the blandishments of the Elkhorn
Valley road. The Pilot accuses the com
pany of having squeezed Missouri Valley
of everything m sight , sucked the juice
of Blair's lemon nnd milked Fremont dry.
The company will find a rich pasture In
this neighborhood , but must pay for it.
Score another for the progress of
civilization. A burly buck , the leader of
n band of Omaha Indians camped near
Fairmont , strode majestically Into a hard
ware store , selected n stock of goods , and
remarked to the proprietor ! "I taken
em now and pay Friday. Heap honest
Injun. " The stand-oil did not impress
the merchant favorably.
PlattsmouUt has successfully corallod n
moderate section of the boom running
loose in the west , and evidently intends
to put it in harness nt once. , A cor
poration with the sweeping title of the
' 'Plattsmouth Hallway , Lund and Im
provement company , " capital ifWO.OOO ,
is tlio latest. The purpose of the com
pany is to build anil operate a street rail
way , build dwcllins and other houses ,
and the purchase and laying outof pnr.ks ,
lawns and places of public resort. The
incorporntora are : John Fitzgerald ,
William Neville , E. B. Lewis , F.E. Wito ,
Fred Gorder. Joseph V. Wockbach , F. R.
Guthmami , S. Waugh and M. A. Hartl-
The famous Modjoska is booked at Bur
lington , April 13.
Hunters in the eastern part of the state
nro complaining of the poor prospects for
Davenport will soon have a canning
factory that will furnish employment for
800 to 350 people ( luring the canning
Wilton , Muscatino county , is forging
ahead. Last week one of her mills re
ceived an order from Liverpool for 30,000
sacks of flour.
The state board of health has issued a
circular for instruction dolinma the
duties of physicians in recording births ,
marriages and deaths.
Major Anderson hns issued an order to
the boys of the Eighth district , stating
that a competitive examination for
recommendation for appointment as ca
det to the naval academy nt Annapolis
will be held nt Oscoola on March 10.
S.V. . Coffin , of Fairchild , started a
carp pond four years ago , commencing
with fish about two inches in length ,
which ho obtained from Commissioner
Shaw. Ho has now , ho thinks , about
13,000 of different ages , nnd has sold
hundreds for stocking other Iowa ponds.
But one of the original three remains ,
which is about thirty inches long and
weighs sixteen pounds.
Cass county employs 180 teachers.
Water of good quality has been struck
in the Highmorc artesian well and a fine
llowing stream secured at a depth of
A Rapid City capitalist paid $1,300 for
a year's privilege of taking water from
the hydrants and selling it to residents.
Ho expects to cultivate n taste for aqua
by strict attention to business.
Mayor Harris , of Yankton , has applied
to tlio war department , through Delegate
Glflbrd , for a supply of dynamite for de
molishing ice gorges , and has asked that
an army oflicur be detailed to use the
The failure of the Merchants National
bank of Deadwood affects the Slock
Growers' National of Miles City , the
First National at Billings , the National
Park of Livingston , and Christie & Jenny
ofNow , York.
The congressional bill providing for
the refund to the various states and ter
ritories of direct taxes collected during
the war and to remit all balances found
duo on that account , will return to
Dakota ? 8,211.33.
Negotiations are stated to be in progress
tor the purchase by eastern parties of a
whole or half interest in the famous Gor
man mine , just above Pnctola , m tbo
hille. The same authority states that re
duction works are to bo erected there in
the -spring. The Gorman was first
worked as a silver mine , but well in
formed persons say there is more gold
thcro than silver.
Miss Randall's 1'roncnts.
Watcrbury American : It's a very nice
thing to bo the daughter of a statesman
with as wide a circle of friends as the
Hon. Samuel J. Randall. Miss Annie
Randall , who was married last week , re
ceived enough silverware in presents to
furnish a do/.on houses. The enumera
tion of them takes up three-quarters of a
column in a local paper , and among the
names of donors are many senators , rep
resentatives and other men with national
reputation. It is noticeable that as n
rule the biggest man gavu the smallest
present. In all there were exactly 100
gifts enumerated , seven-eighths of them
of silver. An uncle of the bride , George
A. Brnndroth of Sing Sing , gave her $500
in cash , and several other smaller gifts of
cash were also made. The silver snoon
appears in force in the list , which is so
curious as to bo worthy of analysis. The
members of the house committee on ap
propriations sent a fine onyx clock.
Three solid silver services were received
from Philadelphia friends of the bride ,
Two lamps wore sent from Philadelphia.
Thcro were seven sets of spoons tea ,
coflbo nnd dessert and no less than
twenty-seven separate spoons for sugar ,
salad , berries , etc. , whllo there were
knives , forks , ladles , china , cut glass ,
screens , fans and other little mementoes ,
useful and ornamental , in great profu
sion. It is doubtful if Mrs. Cleveland
herself received as many wedding pros-
cuts as did the daughter of the Pennsyl
Tlio Actcrniid tlio Ijfon Hunt or.
Baltimore American : Wilson Barrett ,
the Englishactor , said that this week he
had boon called upon by a young society
man of Washington , who requested him
to attend his mother's reception. Mr.
Barrett declined , because ho did not
know the lady and was not in the habit
of going out for exhibition. Later the
youth called again , nnd informed him
that the family was most desirous for
him to attend. Again Mr. Barrett de
clined to go and make a show of himself.
A third time the youth came back , and
this time bcgficd Mr , Barrett to com e if
onlv for a few moments , Mr , Barrett
said he felt sorry for the youth and so at
last he said :
Go homo und tell your mother that I
shall try and tlnd among the gentlemen
to whom I have letters of introduction
one who is going to your reception , and
I will call with him.1 *
Mr. Barrett thought that would settle
the matter , but to his surprise the youth
come a fourth time and begged him to
say ho would come any how , Mr. Bar
rett said he cave his consent to go , and
he added : "When the reception comes off
I shall attend. "
The peculiar purifying and building
up powers of Hood's. Saruaparilla make
it the very best medicine to take at this
TUB JUDICIAL nivSTHlOIS KILI/ .
Will Judge Gnsltn Kmlcrnto ? Not Is
the Court Known Itself.
To Iho Editor of the Ben : It is becom
ing evident that the judicial districts
bill , making n niultituilo ol unnecessary
judges , will become a law. That there Is
no demand for such an increase of judi
cial force is plain enough to the common
mind. That thcro Is no demand ior
such increase from the people is equally
plain. That it is gotten up by and Is
pushed in the interest of certain lawyers
can admit of no question. The predic
tion is hero proffered that the great in
crease of expense to follow from the pas *
sago of the bill will not result In furnish
ing cither n better quality or a moro
speedy administration of justice. Hero *
after , ns now , a litigant will want to com
mence n suit early in life if ho expects to
reach a final judgment before his locks
arc silvered with gray.
Bankinc on the certain passage of thn
senate bill by the house , speculation is
already rife ns to who shall fill the vacan
cies. Adams county is taken from the Fifth
district nnd attached to that In which'
Judge Gaslln resides , It was early pre
dicted that the judge would move west
so as to bo in the frontier district. In
this Iho wish was father to the thought in
the minds oft certain Hustings lawyers
who nro figuring for the appointment
such a move would make necessary. But
if Judge Gasliu has half the grit and pop
ularity ho Is generally given credit for ,
there U no truth In the report. If any
one thinks Judge Gaslin cannot hold his
own againstDilworth or Ben Smith in a
district composed of Adams. Webster ,
Franklin , Kearney. Havt and Phelps they
certainly are not very well acquainted
with tlio sentiment or the history of the
counties mentioned. The judge has al
ways had the lawyers against him , but
ho guts there just thu same , nnd this re
arranged district , constructed for the
betieht of Hastings lawyers , would re
tain him as solidly as has his old district.
Gaslin may have ins weak points but I
don't think ho will scare worth a cent.
If this bill can't ' bo defeated it will bo a
comfort to know that some of the schem
ers who , for selfish purposes , are inflict
ing it upon the state , shall fail to legis
late themselves into oillcc.
Resolutions by the Farmers of Polk
Resolutions adopted by the Farmers'
Justice union at n mooting held in
Stromsburg , February IDs
Whereas , We know that the principal rail
road companies In Nebraska are now charg
ing CO per cent too much for hauling freight ,
and Whereas , Wo know by experience and
otnerwlso that these actually engaged In
farming are not afforded a llvlnc by farm
ing ; hence , deprived of their living portion
by said railroad companies , and
Whereas. The Increasing value of land ,
which has boon the farmers' .principal moans
of support ( by mortgaging ) has ceased , wc.as
farmers , must now either continue tanning
and be ruined , or quit and remain about as
wcrare. If the present rates are not Immedi
ately reduced at least ! 50 per cent , therefore
Ilcsolved. That we demand that the present
.Nebraska legislature enact a law reducing
the present freight rates at least SO per cunt. ,
and that when wo nsk for broad do not glvo
us a stone but give us our right ; give us what
wo iic.od , understand , and demand ; then
milt , and we can take care of ourselves and
tno railroad companies can ao the same.
Kcsolveil , That we demand that the present
session of the legislature bo continued until ,
It possible , a law giving aforesaid relief Is
enacted , nnd tlmt we pledge ourselves to pay
our representatives 83 per day for such extra
time needed , and wo hereby call uoun all
constituents , who agree with us In our de
mand , to Join with UH In making a similar re
quest and promise to their respective repre
Ilio Hot TVnter Cure in AVnslilncton.
Chicago News'- Looking into one of
the retiring rooms of the house of repre
sentatives the other day 1 saw a largo
nickle plated tank , such as is used in res
taurants to make coffee , and noticed that
there was an alcoholic lamp underneath
and steam escaping from above. I asked
the colored attendant what it was for
and with a sententious tone lie answered :
"It's for them that drinks hot water ,
"That drinks hot water ? " I answered ,
"Do they drink it straight , or is it to tem
per their toddy with ? "
"Thar's no fiquar hy.ir , " was the reply
"at least I've an'
ply ; ways not got any ,
the members don't drink none while the
ole man's hyar ; they does drink a pow
erful sight o' hot water though , an' keep
mo runnin' with the glasses sometimes ,
And by enquiring I found out that the
old darkey told the truth. Ever since the
commencement of the session the coffee
boiler has been in operation , nnd hot
water has been served as a beverage to
these who have taken , champagne or
something with moro body to it the
night before. Ono of tlio members told
me that n colleague , whoso habits are
wnll known , but who never drinks till
after dark , generally took about twice as
much hot water in "the morning as he
took of other beverages nt night , and
nearly all the me moors have gotten into
the hablf of uelug it.
Urowslnc Upon the Stranger.
Savannah News : A Strange Creature ,
witn us hair filled with Hay Hood , wan
dered into the magnificent Union Passen
ger Depot at Birmingham the other day.
bearing in its hand H Flattened Carpet
Bog. "Who are Youf" said the ticket
agent , leaving his cheerful Coal Fire and
peering through his Iron-ribbed window.
"I , " replied the Strange Creature , "am
the Ghost of the Farming Interest of
Alabama. 1 ran afoul of n Coal nnd Iron
Boom not long ago , and was Knocked
Out in the First Round. All the Farms
have since been Cut Up into Town Lots ,
and I now desire to emigrate to thn
Great West. " "Correct you are , " said
the ticket agent ; "wo now have no Use
for the Fruits of the Earth in Alabama ;
wo are living on the Innocent Investor. "
Whereupon the ticket agent gave the
Strange Creature a pass to the Great
West , and cat down to Concoct a Boom
for the growing town of Lickskiilot.
Chicago Tribune : The President Dan ,
I've ' been a good deal annoyed about tlmt
post olllce at Blankvillo , Kan. Vilas had
the postmaster turned out on account of
noisy enthusiasm , And now hero's a
letter to mo personally from half the
business mon of thn place protesting
against the charge as unjust. The man '
deaf and dumb. How nro wo going lu
muko that charge of noisy enthusiasm
Dan That's easy enough , Ills wife
managed the ofllco for him , didn't slmy
The President That's what this letter
Dan She wasn't deuf and dumb , was
The President Ot course nol.
Dan Weir , ho furnisned the enthusi
asm and she furnished the noise. The
case is perfectly clear. A man and his
wife are one , Mr , President , und fcotnc-
times she's the one mostly.
The President Too trueDan ; too true !
Can consumption be cured ? Yes. Ono
man only , discovered tlio laws of gravi
tation. One man only , discovered the
virtue of vaccination. And one man after
years of study and relloction , has discov
ered the cure for consumption. Dr.
Pierco's "Golden Medical Discovery" w
its spec\fio. Send two letter Mumps and
got Drt Pierce's parnphlot treaties on
consumption. Address , World's Dispen-
ary Medical Association , -Buffalo.N. V ,
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EngravcJ from a painting by
The Stability of the Earth ,
By i'rof. N. S. SIIALKR , of
Harvard University , With It-
lustrations by Meeker , Davis ,
Turner , Gibson and Robinson
Aunt Fountain'0 Prisoner. ( A Story. )
ByJoltL ClIANDLKK. IlAHIUS.
Reminiscences of the Siege
nnd Oommuno of Paris ,
By ex-Minuter E. B. WASH-
MURNK. THE COMMUNE ,
With Illustrations by Howard
Pyle.T. De Tlutlslrup , May
nard and otliers.
Soth's Brother's Wife.
Chapters X-X1I. By HAROLD FIIKPDIUCK
The Story of n , Now York
HOUBO , III. By II. C , BUN-
N : n. Illustrated by A.B.Frost
An Interlude , ( Poem )
By R. AKMVTAQB.
The BayouxTnpo&try.Poem ( )
By EinvAiipJ. LOWELL , with
illiistintion Iroin photographs
of the Tapestry.
The Residuary legatee.
Or , the Posthumous Jcbt of the Late
John Austin. Part Second THE
CODICIL. By J. S. of Dale.
Ballade of the Penitents ,
( Poem ) By ANDREW LANG.
What is an Instinct ? By
Prof WILLIAM JAMES , of Har
Father Andrei ; The Story
of a Russian Priest , By ROB
ERT GORDON BUTLER.
Cordon. A Story by
T. R. SULLIVAN.
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fers and place money by telegraph through
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Dual In toiul Warrant ! anil Scrip.
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No Peloiillon from budnvu. Ailuuiod to children
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aril ; WHStlia ifioiiUst tlmt over llvuil. Huvlnt-
now r > 5 unrig nnil UuuidiU-r In tlio 2'JJ : list down
Tbo only son of Goorto WUUej In tlio State of
3641' Black Wilkea 3641 Standard.
Blrofl by aeorgo Wllkos Cl ! 1st dam I'uunr
llull.Blrea by'onfo < loruto Olilof. own lirotlier
toWooiHonl Cliluf. KK3 : > 4 : Xnd Uum Itysdyk'
Hamblctoulun , Will stunU lor nituos lit lUo V
above fnrm ut (35 tlioneusou , pasU time of s r-
vlco , wltli iirlvlli-KO ol return blioiilJ nmroj net
prove In foal. Limited to 20 mures boeUlus my
own. Season commence * 1'ob , 1st anil vndt
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