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    THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY , MARCH 17. 1887.
THE DAILY BEE.
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THK DAILY RKK.
Bworn Statement of Circulation.
Btateot Nebraska , I.
County of Douglas , f8'8'
eo. U. Tzschuck , secretary of The Hoe
Publishing company , docs solemnly swrar
that the actual circulation of the Dally llee
lor the week ending' Mar. llth 1887 , wus as
follow * : . .
Saturday. Mar. 5 14.470
Sunday. Mar. 0 13.000
Monday , Mar. 7 14,750
Tuesday , Mar , 8. 14.400
Wednp.s < lay. Mar. 0 14.205
Thursday. Mar.llO 14,410
Friday , Mar. 11 .14.SCQ
Average 14.830
iiito. 11. TZSCHUCK.
{ Subscribed In my presence and sworn to be
fore me this mh day of March A. 1) . , 18S7.
N. P. FKIU
IBEALI Notary Public ,
( ico. 1) . Tzschuclr , being first duly sworn ,
deposes and says that ho Is secretary of The
lice Publishing company , that the actual av-
eratre dally circulation of the Dally Bee for
the month of March , 1B80,11,637 copies : for
April , I860,12,101 copies : for for May , 1886,12-
48B copies ; for June , 1880 , 12,298 copies ; for
July. 1880 , 12fll4 copies ; for Aucust , 1886 ,
12,464 copies ; for September. IbSO , 13,030
copies ; for October , 1880. 12,989 copies ; for
November. 18bT , 18,343 copies ; for December.
188(1.13,237 ( copies ; for January. 1887. 10,200
copies ; for February , 1887 , 14,103 copies.
QKO. U. Tzscmicic.
Subscribed and sworn to before mo this Oth
day of March , A. D. 1887.
fSLAL. I N. P. FEII , . Notary Public.
ST. Louis Is jubilant over its fast mail.
It is a novelty for the old fogy town.
KAILUOADS have captured the Missouri
i legislature. In fact , thcra have been no
uncapturod legislatures in session this
winter.
THE LcavenWorth Times is just now
enjoying a f 10,000 spring libel suit. Mr.
Anthony proposes to keep up with his
city's boom.
THE accident on the elevated road in
New York , in which ten men mot their
death , whispers a pointer to Omaha. Let
us have the cable lines.
NEW YOHK is to have an Evening Sun.
This gives the metropolis two Suns and
ono Star a t' < ty. Some ono ought now to
start The Moon in that city.
A DALLAS Texas "Col
, , paper says :
onel Frank James , the noted Missouri
ox-bandit , Is hero for the purpose of in
vesting in real estate. " Poor old Kansas
City.
City.THE
THE legislature adjourned for two days.
There would have been some sense in ad
journing sine die. It is too late in the
day , however , to expect an exhibition of
good sense from that august body.
THK recent Monte Carlo earthquake
closed the gambling houses there. Earth
quakes and members of some judiciary
committees will ruin the gamblers , if
something is not done to prevent it.
A BILL appropriating money to main
tain the state militia failed to pass in
Missouri. Unless something is done by
Volunteer companies , Missouri will bo
without protection. Nebraska is willing
to sacriiico Colonel Colby.
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND has finally suc
cumbed to the seductive influences of a
"jack-pot , " and In a little game of
"draw" with his private secretary and
eovoral congressmen lost (40. The good
luck of the man of destiny is certainly
on the decline.
1 THE discovery is made that Cleveland
is a poker player. The star-eyed god
dess of reform ought to investigate this
matter. The president , as commander-
in-chief of the armies of the United
I titatcs , has no more right to monkey with
cards than n one-horse lieutenant.
WHEN Chicago found its hog business
moving westward attempts were made to
make Uiat city a literary center. All ef
forts in that direction have fulled , howr
over , and Chicagoaas have como to the
conclusion that the hog after all is a more
reliable source of profit than literature.
A DISPATCH from New Bedford , Mass. ,
reads : "Hev. Matthew C. Julian , pastor
of the Trinitatiau church in this city ,
will receive a call from Plymouth church ,
Brooklyn , to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Henry Ward lioochor. " To
"occupy the vacancy" would have been
n better expression. There was but ono
Henry Ward Beociior.
PniNOE UISMAKCK gave a dinner to the
leaders of the various parties voting for
the scptonnato bill. And it is understood
that Pat U. Ilnwcs dined the members of
Iho legislature after they had passed his
bill allowing him f-1,000. Judged from
the standpoint of duo appreciation the
only difference between royalty and a
common lobbyist is that Mr. Hawes
sports a silk hat and a gold beaded cane.
THE Salvation Army , whether good or
bad , is entitled to credit for its untiring
perseverance. Regardless ot the sneers
and jeers of street hoodlums and the in
terference of city authorities , it continues
to parade and hold its meetings. Re
cently , at Charlotte , Mich. , a jury gave a
judgment against the city for $250 to
James Cathciirt , captain of an "Army , "
who was looked up fourteen hours for
leading a parade in violation of a city or-
dinanco.
IN a recent interview Senator Edmunds ,
in reply to the question as to what ho
thought of the chances of the republican
parly in 183A , said : "Believing that the
republican party represents the best
principles of the government , and having
confidence IB the intelligence of the people
ple and their ability to discriminate , J
xpect the republican * to be restored to
powor. " Ai a political prophet , It might
M well to remark In the choice und char-
ntornulo dialect of this rowdy we t , Mr.
Edmunds 1 * ao slouch. ' .
Call the MUcrennffl Awny , '
T.he state capital ! infested wilh <
dninkcn bummers and bootllcrs. Thor
arc there and have been there all winter
long in the interests of railroads and
other corporations. Buyond any question
of doubt members of the legislature have
been corrupted by these wily scoundrels ,
Had the legislators represented their
constituents half as well as these hire
lings and henchmen have served their
masters , those laat fifty days hopelessly
squandered would have resulted In
pome good.
But the horde of cormorant ! ) have
stood between the people and honest leg
islation. They have made a wretched and
miserable farce of the procccdingii , The
slate treasury is being raided to bear the
expense of a sixty days' session. There
nro yet left ten days. In this time ranch
coed legislation could bo secured if the
corrupting gang of vagrants and pro
curers were driven away.
A tax-ridden people would bo foleasod
to hear plain and distinct answers to the
following questions :
Who pays the hotel bills of Mr. Frank
Walters t From whom docs ho get the
money which has made him the best cus
tomer at the Capital hotel bar ? What Is
ho doing there now , and what has he
been doing there all winter ?
What particular business did John
Manchester have at the capital for some
six or eight weeks ? Is he not , and was
ho not then , on the pay rolls of the Union
PuciUc railroad ?
What part did Mr. Pickerel ! , the Gage
county striker play and what is he
doing there now ? To whom docs he re
turn his expense account ?
From whoso bank account docs Paul
Vandervoort draw to liquidate his hotel
bills ?
Thrown on his own resources could ho
afford to play sixty days in a hotel bar
room , with champagne , brandy smashes
and cigars hauled up by the porters to
his quarters after midnight ? What legiti
mate business has this bloated blather
skite at the legislature ?
Who keeps Will Gnrlcy , Charley
Greene , Telephone Crawford , Dave
Mercer , Captain Lee , Boby Richardson ,
Ed Cams , Herb Lcavitt , and a score of
such roust-abouts at the leading hotel in
Lincoln supplied with eatables , drinka
bles and incidentals ? Have these men
any legitimate calling that would justify
their laying around halls of legislation ?
Why should a set of miscreants be
allowed to ply their vocation , from dawn
to day-break , in defiance of law and de
cency ? Is it not about time that they
be called away by their corporate mas
ters ?
Omaha Gets the Reunion.
Omaha has secured the next Grand
Army reunion. This is the first time that
the metropolis of Nebraska has been se
lected for thisuotablcannualgathcringof
the veterans of the war. That they will bo
handsomely entertained there is no ques
tion. The reunion will doubtless prove
beneficial in many ways to Omaha. It
will bring hero many citizens of Ne
braska who have never been to Omaha ,
and who will bo delighted at this oppor
tunity of seeing one of the most prosper
ous cities of the west while they are
at the same time enjoying the
pleasures ot the reunion. There is no
doubt that the coming reunion will bo
the most largely attended of any ever
held in Nebraska.
Wo would suggest to the managers
that , in conjunction with our leading
business men , they endeavor to make
this an inter-state rcuuion and iuvito the
comrades from Iowa , Kansas , North
Missouri and Dakota to attend. Thous
and of old soldiers would thus bo brought
together from the different states for the
first time since the war. Old acquaint
ances would be renewed and old memo
ries revived.
At former reunions in Nebraska old
friends have mot for the first time since
they were mustered out of the service in
18C5. If the BEE'S suggestion is acted
upon it Is safe to say that the attendance
will bo nearly double what it would bo
if the reunion is limited to Nebraska
alone.
That Challenge.
A challenge appears at the head of the
editorial columns of O. M. Hitchcock's
paper which we cheerfully accept on
legitimate business conditions.
A wager of $1.500 , in three parts of
$500 each , is proposed to us that we can
not establish the claims made by this
paper with regard to relative circulations
of Omaha and Nebraska dallies.
Messrs. N. B. Falconer , 8. P. Morse and
John T. Bell are named as umpires.
We regard betting as illegitimato.but we
willdeposit $1,500 in any bank as against
an equal sum to be deposited by any
Omaha publisher on condition that if we
fall to sustain our claim the amount de
posited shall bo donated to the charity hos
pital and if wo make good our claim the
money deposited by the challenging party
shall bo paid over to the hospital and
ours refunded. The comparison of rela
tive circulations must bo made under the
following conditions ; General circula
tion shall bo computed on the basis of
aggregate boua fide subscriptions nnd
sales during the period covering three
months ending March 15,1837 , certified
to in detail under oath by each publisher
and verified by the publisher's books. Cjty
circulation shall bo restricted to actual
paying subscribers and sales to news
stands within the city. Computation to
bo made on the aggregate circulation for
the period of three months ending March
15,1887 , sworn to by publishers and veri
fied by the subscription books and re
ceipts placed in the hands of the umpires.
The claim as made by the HEK is
First That its general circulation is
nearly double the combined circulation
ot the Ilcrald , Republican , World nnd
Lincoln Journal , .
Second That the BEE'S city circula
tion is four times that of the Worltl , and
about double that of the Herald , liepubli-
can and World put together.
Third That the gain made by the DEE
during the year ending March 1,1887 , is
greater than the total bona-iide circula
tion of any other Omaha paper.
We are ready to submit to a decision on
these three specific points by the umpires
named on the above conditions and on
none other.
The BER has made public its actual cir
culation from day to day during the last
year under oath of its bookkeeper. No
other paper has dared to publish or furn
ish a sworn statement ot circula
tion. Wo moan business , but we In'
slit that the unpiros shall have
. access to the books and subscription lists
of all tbe papen. Let the. challengers'
borne to- time or drop' the subject. We
will not bandy words to advertise paper ?
and concerns that are Imposing on adver
tisers with hocus claims bolstered up by
promiscuous give-away circulation.
Horse Sense nnd Jlorflo Hallway * .
Mayor Hoytl has a queer way of doing
tlilncs. He signed the ordinance of the
Omaha horse railway company for a
cable franchise , but pinned to his signa
ture a buncombe message , which trans
lated into plain English , would read
about as follows : "This ordinance docs
not meet my approval because it loaves
the horse railroad company the oiilion of
not building the cable road for which a
franchise is asked. 1 should veto this
ordinance if it was not shoved under my
nose just before the spring election. "
Mayor Itayd's objections to the ordi
nance as it is drafted give evidence of
good horse f > cnse , but us ho signed the
message his nnnov is tlio merest bosh un
less the horse railway company shall see
fit to act upon the suggestion and como
forward with u guarantee that it will
build a certain length of cable road
within a given reasonable time. This is
really what the citizens of Omaha will
Insist on before they vote thu franchise
to the company.
HI Effects of n Narrow Policy.
The consequences apprehended from
the failure of the deficiency bill arc being
realized. The work in several branches
of the public service which was thus left
unprovided for is necessarily creatly
curtailed , or must bo omitted altogether.
The effect is lo impair the efficiency of the
neglected services , while in some cases
the loss to the government may amount
to a considerably greater sum than the
appropriation that will be saved. This
is very likely to bo theicsult from the in
ability of the interim ! revenue bureau to
properly enforce the oleomargarine law.
More officials arc required for this pur
pose , but there is no moncj * lo pay them.
The opinion of the commissioner is that
if the required men could bo employed
the additional amount of taxes collected
would pay for their services and leave a
handsome balance. The omission to em
ploy them will lose to the government
this balance and prevent a full and im
partial execution of the law. The fail
ure of this bill is aUo an injury to the
signal service , which is forced to re
strict its work and give leis information
to the public than has been the custom.
In other directions the failure of the de
ficiency bill is having results to the dis
advantage of the public service and the
public interests.
The cause of the failure of this nicas-
use is well understood by the country.
It was held back until the last day of
the session and finally passed too late to
be engrossed. But the primary fault in
this matter lies against the policy of the
appropriations committee of the house in
paring down appropriations to the lowest
figures for which there is any appearance
of reason , regardless of the estimates of
the heads of departments and chiefs of
bureaus. The motive for this is not
wholly economical , as was quite con
clusively shown at the last session , but
takes also a political direction. A part
of the purpose is to throw the responsi
bility for apparent extravagance upon
the senate , which as to nearly all appro
priation bills has found it necessary , in
the interest of the public service , to in
crease the amounts as they came from
the house. It will be remembered that
this matter was earnestly discussed by
senators during the last session , and
there was a quite general expression
among them that if the evident policy of
the house shall hereafter bo adhered to
the senate may determine to let
appropriations pass as they receive
them , thereby throwing on the house
whatever injury may result to the publij
service from inadequate allowances.
The remedy for annual deficiency bills is
to be found in placing more confidence
in the judgment of bends of departments
and bureaus as lo the requirements of the
services under them. Experience has
shown that when the estimates of these
officials have been largely cut down it
has rarely happened that the public ser
vice did not suffer or that efficionccs and
a proper execution of the public business
were not maintained upon conditions
which rendered necessary a deficiency
bill.
The later-State Commlaslon.
"A hopeless patriot" writes the Now
York Herald as follows :
I have been forty years In business.
During that time 1 have seen the railroads
take absolute possession of tbls city.
I have seen the railroads gain control ot the
state of Pennsylvania.
I have seen the railroads of the nation
direct the legislation ot the government at
Washington.
Nobody will dispute mo.
Now , I wonder how long It will take for
the railroads of this country to capture the
five men to be called "tho inter-state com
merce commission. "
The Herald responds , "Alas ! wo do not
know. " Yet it might bo well to say that
if railroad corporations continue in their
greed and avarice , the time will bo short
indeed. The fact that the government
has passed the law , gives reason for the
hope that its enforcement will be carried
out to the letter. If it were left to the
average legislature say like the ono at
Lincoln "a hopeless patriot's" question
would need no answer.
THE boodle gang at Lincoln , in collus
ion with the members who arc working
for needless and extravagant appropria
tions , has managed to overturn the ac
tion of the house in ordering the legisla
tive grand jury investigation of the bri
bery charges. The known object ot this
move was to give the boodlers and bribe
solicitors a chance to harmonize their
stories before the committee and throttle
the inquiry by the customary device
of spiriting away important witnesses
The howl about open sessions and against
star chamber proceedings was a con
certed effort. It was agreed on Tuesday
night in room 28 , Windsor hotel , be
twecn Russell , Bowman , Slater and ono
or two others'of that peculiar stripo. I
that session in the Windsor hotel , had
been open the house would hardly have
darnd to play into the hands of the con
spirators. f .
ANOTHER street railway company has
been incorporated. It is called thu
Omaha & South Omaha company. The
incorporators are men of ample capital ,
and evidently mean business. The pro
posed railway will give a great boom
in South Omaha property , in which the
majority of the members of the com
pany are heavily interested.
A Dlscrncc to the State.
11. C. Russell , who pocs by the title of
colonel without dvcr _ having boon a cor-
> oral , has been ( [ ho : pn as commander of
Ins dop.trtmeiUG. . R. Never was a
nero unworthy inati recognized and lion-
orcd by any or 'an /.atlon In Nebraska ,
The idea that n hynocrlto and an
inmttigatcd fraad { should bo chosen to
ill such a position must make every hon
est old veteran blush with shame.
The boon companion of dissipated bum
mers , xvho have demoralised and dc-
jauchcd the legislature with their orgies ,
s honored with a position which had
jccn made respectable by Governor
rim.ver. The ( nHuonui'S that have
brought that ex-spy and political Henodict
Arnold lo the front are the same as those
which have made Nebraska ti mere province -
vince of corporate monopoly. The rail
road henchmen within the Grand Army ,
) f whom Paul Vandervoort is the ac-
.cnowlcdscd lender , have elevated and
flighted Russell for the aid and com
fort he has given them In their infamous
work at the state capital. For weeks
these influences have boon at work to
make the Grand Army subservient to
.heir personal ends anil the interests of
their corporate employers. Mr. Hussell's
elevation will not , however , vindicate his
reputation or establish his character.
Iho high regard in which the veterans of
.he late war are held by all loyal Amor-
cans will not palliate political betrayals
or corrupt conspiracies.
Tin ; now act oniro lCansas legislature
which grants to women the right of
suffrage in all local elections , authorizes
; he authorities to exclude from rcsistra-
: lon as voters , all women who were not
jorn In this country. It was to have
been hoped that know-uothlngism had
had its day. Shades of Susan B.
Anthony , Elizabeth Cady Stanton and
Helen Gougnr ! Can this bo the result of
your long life dream ? Ha ? it been left
for female shriekcrs to say that foreign-
born educated wives and daughters of
naturalized citizens and taxpayers are to
be excluded , while ignorant women are
to be enfranchised only because of the
prlvcle o of birth ? The "freedom" for
which these women have wailed and
lipwled for years and years is accepted in
Kansas by native born women , while
those of foreign birth are hold in the
"chains of bondage" of which they have
always prated. In passing a law grantIng -
Ing to women the elective franchise , the
legislature of Kansas was , as Mr. Bumble
would would say , "a idiot-a ass , " but
the man or woman drafting the bill , was
not only a native but a natural born fool.
THE recent cnaat&cnt of a law exclud
ing all causes from United States circuit
and district courts which involve less
than $3,000 will gfcXtly increase the bus
iness of the slate lodurts , especially the
district courts. Tins innovation will
have a direct bearing upon the dockets
of this judicial district , which are now
many months behind.
AT the private funeral of Henry Ward
Beecher , the Bccchor family were none
of the traditionalliabilimonts of woe.
The Philadelphia Jlccord , commenting
on this departure from a custom so gen
erally regarded , says "outward trappings
of sable black do but poorly express ,
after all , the inward sense of desolation. "
ALL members of the legislature are to
bo congratulated upon the happy fact
that during the discussion regarding the
investigation Mr. Agce was absent. And
if Mr. Agee's jaw bones were capable of
appreciating a good thing they also
would rejoice.
THE Illinois legislature has decided to
submit to the voters of the Sucker state
the question of adopting a prohibitory
amendment. Chicago without whisky
would bo like shcol without fire. How
ever , the amendment can never bo car
ried.
THE names of the iucorporators of the
Omaha & Council Bluffs Bridge com
pany arc an assurance that the bridge
will bo built. This enterprise would
prove n great benefit to both cities , and
the work should bo begun immediately.
IF the Mondota carpenter could bo in
duced to return to Nebraska , his chance
to bo elected commander of the G. A. R.
would bo excellent , judging from the
high standard of the last selection.
STRICT attention should bo paid to the
enforcement of the fire limit ordinances.
The rebuilding of ( ire-traps and the erec
tion of any class of frame buildings
within the limit should not be allowed.
THAT union depot location ought to bo
definitely settled nt onco. Various enter
prises arc awaiting the determination of
this important question.
THE report of the discovery of a plot to
bombard the czar of Russia , is confirmed.
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
THE city assessors havo" taken a stop in
the right direction by increasing prop
erty valuation SO per cent.
FAST presses and hoary bank accounts
don't make newspaper circulations.
PROMINENT PERSONS.
Mr. Tennyson porstluln being an excess
ive consumer of tobacco ,
Carl Scluirz is still jBufCednjr considerably
from his recent accident ;
W. W. Cole , the younx showman , neither
drinks , smokes , chew nor , swears.
Ex-Governor Road/ ! * began work In his
New i'ork law ofllces on Thursday.
Professor Alexander1 Aeasslz , of Cam
bridge , Mass. , has returned from Europe.
W. L. Greeley , e ( iran nephew of Horace
Groeloy , Is the vllla 0barber | and fiddler at
Spring Creek StatlonJP u
Munkacsy gave a grf at banquet In Paris
when he heard that Wauamaker Had bought
his "Christ Before Pilate. "
Francis Murphy's sou Tom bas wound up
a blue-ribbon campaign at Vincennes , Ind. ,
where 4,000 persons signed tbe pledge.
Simon and Don.
Kcu > York World ,
Uoneral Simon Cameron says that his son
Don would have b on a great man It no bad
not been born rich. Tbls remark should
edify the increasing number of people who
regard wealth as the basis ot greatnesi.
Vanderroort.
Ltneoln Democrat.
The UEE says Paul Vandervoort Is a candi
date for trustee of the state soldlora1 borne.
In the name of common decency It U hoped
he will not got tbe place. The sight of Paid
Vanderyoort for once dolnic an. honest day's
work would cause the morning stars to break
out once more In song nnd the moilnfalns lo
$ Ulp
Why Wo Smile.
I'hteagn Hi mid.
Omaha Is Immensely pleased because Kan
sas City 1ms failed to Kcci > Its place In the ba o
ball league. In the upper Missouri \ lew of
the case n town \\hlch loses Its jrrlp on the
base hall leactto Is hopelessly lost , \\heiher
Its bank clearings Increase or not.
Ilnthci.Mixed. .
jVcw Yoik Comma cM AdceiHi'i :
A man has just been cremated in IJuft'nlo
\\lio will llnd It dinicttlt to ] ir < ne his exact
nfllulty In the next world. Hovns born a
Jew and married In that faith In St. Ironist ;
then ho went to Utah nnd bccnme a Mormon
nnd married t\\o wives. Ills first wife got a
divorce , nnd pretty soon ho cot ono from the
other two niul juluod a Protestant church In
Omnhn. This didn't suit him nnd he became
n Spiritualist , nnd attcr this he became an
agno3tlcaml died.
How Kany It Is to Hpoll A Life.
How ensy It is to spoil a day 1
The thoughtless \\ords of a cherished
friend ,
The seliish work of n child at play ,
The strength of n will that will not bond ,
The slight ot a comrade , the scorn of a foe ,
The Hinllo that Is full of bitter things
They can all tarnish Its golden glow ,
And take tbo ictacc from Its airy wings.
How easy It Is to spoil n life I
And umny are spoiled ere well begun
In homo light daikuncd by sin nnd strife ,
Or downward course of a cherished one ;
lly toll Unit robs thu form of Its grnco
Aiii ! undermines till health ghcs way ;
By the peevish temper , the frowning face ,
The hopes that go nnd the cares that stay.
Nchraskn Jottings.
Grand Island wiltaan.
West Point is on the lookout for stray
railroads.
Callaway has been offered a roller mill
for a bonus of $2,000.
Ainsworth has voted to build a | 10,000
court house for Brown county.
Broken Bow is counting heads with a
view to incorporating as a. city
The Platte river is making a pretty
generally sweep of the bridges.
The itrmy of home sooKcrs now pour
ing into the state is what tickles thosoil. |
The sod in the hay fiats of Cherry
county makes an excellent article of
peat ,
A Rushville tough named Moeter was
cowhided by a woman at Hay Springs
last week.
Twelve of the members of the Nebraska
legislature served in Iowa regiments dur
ing the war.
Tom Brown has started a museum in
Croighton with n coon , a skunk , trick
mule and a baby.
Alderman Twamlcy , of Fremont , hav
ing made $8,000 in Omaha real estate ,
has decided to move to the metropolis.
A match and a handful of gunpowder
in the hands of a small boy , son of R. H.
Miller of Broken Bow , combined to per
manently disfigure his face.
The first accident on the Rock Island
extension in this state occurred about 0
o'clock last Saturday evening. It was
near Ellis , a station about six miles west
of Beatrice. August Arcnson , an em
ploye. fell between the carsot a boarding
tram coming this way nnd was fatally in
jured. Ho was passing from ono car to
another , and fell apparently lengthwise
of the track , ns ono leg was badly
crushed. He died that evening.
A hugging society for chu/ch purposes
is a late novelty in Pleasant View. The
society is a pressing necessity. The pub
lished rates for a straight hug of two min
utes is as follows : Girls under fifteen
years , 20 cents ; from sixteen to twenty-
live years. 70 cents ; schoolmarms , 40
cents each ; old maids 3 cents each.
Each class is fully entered nnd no ono
need bo disappointed. The preachers
are barred.
She weighed 200 or over and wabbled
into a real estate office in search of bar
gains. In a beer-mellowed voice she bid
on one which was being transferred to a
purchaser. "Igif you hun'erd tollar. "
"Don't want to sell. " "I gif you dree
hun'erd. " "No. " "Then go to th'
dlfel. " "Madamo , " oxclaimcu annoyed
buyer , "I have never had the misfortune
of meeting your friend , and cannot ac
commodate you. " . _
Iowa Items.
Dexter is pushing a coal prospect hole.
The monthly enrollment of school chil
dren at DCS Monies amounts to 3,745.
Carroll county 5 per cent bonds to the
amount of 100,000 , sold at a premium of
$405.
The common council of DCS Moincs is
wrestling with cable street railway ordi
nances.
The late Judge Call left $10,000 worth
of realty for establishing a state normal
school at Algona.
Red Oak councilmcn get 20 cents an
hour for actual work with their lungs.
They talk against time.
The state board of underwriters has re
moved the embargo from gasoline stoves.
Hereafter no gasoline permit will bo re
quired to an insurance policy. This will
strike the head of the household about
right. _
Dakota.
A bcdspring factory is Ynnkton's. lat
est.
est.Five
Five hundred sinners professed re
pentance during a late revival in Fargo.
Another bunch of Nebraska quail have
been planted by sportsmen near Rapid
City.A .
A number ot business men in Canton
have been Indicted for gambling and
card , playing.
Sioux Falls quarries will furnish 4,000
car loads of granite for Chicago paving
purposes. Omaha also takes a big con
tract. ;
Samuel A. Dickey , brother of ox-Con
gressman Dickey of Pennsylvania , was
convicted in the United States court at
Bismarck of soiling liquor to Indians.
Mad Dear is said to bo the wealthiest
Indian in the territory , being the pos
sessor of extensive herds of cattle and
horses. It is hard to see why he should
bo mad.
Since cold weather set in last fall Sioux
Falls has consumed 853 cars of coal , or
10,018 tons , and 483 cars of wood ,
amounting to 8,888 cords , making u
grand total paid for fuel the winter $151-
889.
889.With hard hearted vigilance commit
tees in sight horse thieves occasionally
ply their tricks in the Black Hills. A
couple of them have been captured at
Long Pine , Neb. , and are being returned
to the Hills.
The Jamestown artesian well is now
down 1,350 feet and it is believed that 400
foot more will have to bo sunk before
sutliclont water is found. A third of a
mile is a long way to go for a little warm
water.
Kills-the-onemy-at-night , nn Indian
who ha ? been in the Dead wood jail for
the post eighteen months under the
charge of having murdered another
scalp-lifter at Pine Ridje Indian agency ,
was lately dischnrgeoTfrom custody by
.the court on the ground that his case was
ignored by the grand jury. This way
ward son of the wcstofn wilds is said to
have cost Lawrence county $3,000.
Wyoming.
D. C. Kelso , while probate judge and
treasurer of Carbon county , stole $1083.
Ho was captured in Denver.
It Is estimated that the winter losoa of
stockmen whose herds range south of
Green River City will not exceed 7 per
cent.
Cheyenne foa/s that changes in the
Union Pacific management will stop the.
building of branco * nu < l a number of
local Improvement. * .
The decaying carcass of Chns. Thong ,
n murdered Chinaman , was found nrnr
I hi'vcnno last Monday , Tim throat was
cut fioin cur to car. The crime was com
mitted several weeks ntio.
A thorough examination of the calllo
randies of \ \ . A. Johnson and I'red
1 isher , genie distiuieo from Laramlo ,
showed Unit the stock pulled tlitoiigli the
winter in good condition. Not one head
was found weak unough to justify dri\in > :
it to the corral.
Some young scoundrels at Cheyenne ,
says the Leader , hno : been trying to in
duce young girls to go to Denver for Im
moral purposes. For this terrible crime
they were tiled and ono of them lined
SFJ8.r > 0 , while thu other was * dismissed.
Such i-hnps as these should bo sect to the
penitentiary for life.
Colorado.
The Colorado Humane society has been
revived.
A miner's hospital to cost $10,000 is to
bo built at Ouray.
Nathan Falk , a commercial drummer ,
took a tumble from thu chamber of com
merce building in Denver Monday , in
tending to finish his career. Ho was
pretty badly bruised but no bones were
broken.
Joseph Pratt , an elderly man and well
known resident of Denver , quarreled
over u petty mortgage on a wagon.
While pulling against a team of her > cs
he was knocked into a well by n hav-
rack , and the water foreclosed on his
life.
life.J.
J. II. Iltirtman , a Breckcnndgo minor ,
last week struck u lead of almost solid
gold , as rich as any over found in the
west. The lucky miner has been living
from hand to mouth in the district for
seven years , and the find is an ample re
ward tor toil and privations.
The Western Colorado railroad has
been added to the Union Pacific system.
The purpose of the consolidation is the
building of a railway and telegraph line
from the boundary line of the territory of
Wyoming up to the North i'latto river ,
thence up Muddy Creek valley to Grand
river , thence up the valley of the Grand
to Salt hake City in Utah , with branches
along the nflluents of the North Platte ,
Muddy Creek and Grand river to Asncn
and Dillon ; also brunches into White
Rivtr valley and the valley of the Yampa
or Hear river , and by way of Cameron
Pass to the Cache lo Poudro to Fort Col
lins or any other point on the Colorado
Central that may bo determined on. The
consolidation-of the two railways virtu
ally gives the Union Pacific access to anew
now country and is regarded as a direct
cut at the Midland and its proposed con
nections.
A PERKOR1NAT1NU PEN.
Contrast Between Raat and West In
Thlg Day.
JACKSON , Mich. , March U. [ Corre
spondence of the BEE. ] About ono week
ago I started from Bloomington , Neb. ,
a beautiful little village in the Repupli-
can valley , for the east. After crossing
the Missouri river the country appeared
to be hardly worth owning and continu
ally grew worse. The monotony of only
an occasional bog of land above pooh of
water can only bo imagined by those who
have witnessed the same scene. In Illi
nois almost every farm was inundated
with water to such an extent that the ma
chinery of the present day is not equal
to the task of farming it. Chicago , the
most wonderful of western cities , is like
wise ono of the most disagreeable and
dirty , and is surrounded by ono of the
worst malaria-brooding districts in the
world.
Wo are hurried through dismal swamps
toward Michigan. We constantly road
and hear of the awful bluffs of Nebraska ,
and hardly expect to como back into the
country where these reports originated
and find a basis for their ravings ; yet
when we near Michigan City and nndthe ;
sun and daylight shut out from our sight
by enormous Darren Rand mounds , and
the sccno repeated as far as eye can
reach , wo wonder not at their rash asser
tions. In four years of travel in Ne
braska , from east to west and from north
to south , both overland and by rail , I have
never encountered such an apparently
God-forsaken country as surrounds Mich
igan City , Ind. , and in fact all along
the line of the Michigan Central.
Of course our old homes are inviting and
awaken memories which are dear to und
cherished by us all. The treasures of
youthful memories nro like nntu precious
gems which wo would not sell for moun
tains of gold. The old school house ,
with its rough board desks , whitened
and marked by mischievous hands , ap
pears to us as though in a vision , and wo
live over again the sunny days of the
past. But erasing the poetic part and
treating on facts , we cannot but loot
upon our boyhood's dreams as fertile im
agination of budding end inexperienced
youth ; for everything which wo once be
came so enthusiastic over wears a
changed appearance. Decay and desola
tion are the prominent features of ninety-
nine out of every hundred of the farms
wo pass , and in none do we find the
brightness which characterizes the farms
of Nebraska. We pass what were once
the pride and flowers of manufacturing
towns , and find that the once busy mills
have long since decayed and fallen to
pieces , the old brick flnoi towering high
towards the skies , as a continual menace
to the passer-by.
In the whole distance from Chicago ,
through part of Illinois. Indiana and
Michigan , we were unable to discern a
portrayal of a single ono of the beautiful
Hcenes depicted in the prosperous and
growing west. Farm buildings were un-
paintea and weather-beaten ; fences were
tumbled down and a disagreeable system
of looseness seemed to prevail. On few
farms did wo notice the refreshing
stock scones of Nebraska stock being -
ing the more conspicuous on ac
count of scarcity. The towns have the
same sluggish and forlorn appearance
as the tarras. A good illustration of the
appearance of the sojl was shown by
pieces sown to fall wheat , whore the neil
is the more plainly seen , and it reminded
us of the occasional ( ? ) barren saud-bars
in the Platte river. Just why people will
live and work in the crowded east , whore
a living is hard to bo gained.aud where a
farm is not much larger than nn average
slued Nebraska barn-yard , is something
inexplicable. The atmosphere hero in
the cast is us full of malaria as nro its
marshes and swamps of reptiles and frog-
ponds ; and the lofty crags and peaks of
Colorado are like pigmies atjho side of
the great Michigan stone piles carefully
culled from vast fields of stono. To the
farmer who has never seen the paradise
of the west , the familiar scones around
his eastern homo become only monoto
nous. His thoughts perhaps never range
further. But to the person who has
broken the servile chains , cost off the
yoke of oppression and found for himself
u pleasant homo in the beautiful west , it
would require the entire treasures of
Solomon's mines to persuade him to
again take up his abode in the east.
These are not fancies , but stubborn facts
which prove themselves on ovc.ry trial.
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TO TillPUULIO
With the approach o spring
and the increased interest man
ifested in real estate matters ,
I am more than ever consult
ed by intending purchasers as
to favorable opportunities for
investment , and. to all such
{
would say :
Wheirputting any Proper
ty on the market , and adver
tising it as desirable , I have
invariably confined myself tea
a plain unvarnished statement
of facts , never indulging in
vague promises for the future ,
and the result in every case
has been that the expectations
of purchasers -were more
than realized. I can refer with
pleasure to Albright's Annex
and Baker Place , as sample il
lustrations. *
Lots in the "Annex" have
quadrupled in value and are
still advancing , while a street
car line is already building
past Baker Place , adding hun
dreds of dollars to the value of
every lot.
Albright's Choice was se
lected by me with the greatest
care after a thorough study
and with the full knowledge
of its value , and I can consci
entiously say to those seeking
a safe and profitable investment -
*
ment that
Albright's Choice
h
offers chances not excelled in
this market for a sure thing.
Early investors have already
reaped large profits in CASH ,
and with the many important
improvements contemplated ,
some of which are now under
way , every lot in this splen
did addition will prove a bo
nanza to first buyers.
Further information , plata
and prices , will bo cheerfully
furnished. Buggies ready at all
times to show property.
Eespeotfully ,
W , G , ALBRIGHT
SOLE OWNER ,
218 S. 15th Street.
Branch office af South Oina-
ha.
N. B. Propwty for
parta o the city