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ANOTHEU big Chicago packing firm has
located in Omaha. Westward the hog-
klllor takes his way.
Mil. HILL , of New York , has a boom.
Ho has been called upon to sign the high
license bill and the boom seems to bother
TIIK Baltimore & Ohio railroad com
pany was always considerable on the ud-
vnrtlso. Mr. Sully makes a splendid ad
THE Ohio and Missouri legislatures ad
journed yesterday morning. It Is sad to
remark that the Nebraska legislature
, . remains in session.
THE Chicago Times correspondent at
Lincoln , was very much mistaken when
ho telegraphed that paper that the resolution
elution introduced by tilt-tap per Uarvoy
A NEWS Item says : "Citizens ot Wash
ington have organized against the "bob
tail" car nuisance in a way that will be
successful if they stick to it. " Now what
the congressmen should do at Washing
ton when there is to organize against the
"bob-tail Hush" disappointment , and the
national capital will bo a more desirable
city in which to live.
AN Oregon lobbyist has snod a firm for
nearly a thousand dollars' damage for
certain services alleged to have been per
formed bj him during the last session of
the legislature. It is sincerely hoped
that Lincoln lobbyists will not bo obliged
to go into the courts. If they did the
blinded goddess , Justice would tear the
rag from her eyes and take to the woods.
THE news comes from Chicago that
South Omaha is to have another big pack
ing house. It will be built ana operated
by George F. Swift & Co. , one of the
largest packing firms in this country.
This gives another boom to South Omaha ,
and shows that this city la to become the
great packing center of the country.
Other large establishments will soon fol
Foimr members ot the Illinois legisla
ture wore called upon by the Ohio & Mis
sissippi railroad company to return their
Annual passes. The statesman complied
with the request * and Immediately a
dozen bills were introduced to lower pas-
longer tariff to two cents a rullo. Itjias
VCen discovered that Nebraska scions
.continue to ride on fcftssoS ftud ra'iway
legislation is regarded by the in as entirely
tiroly out of the question.
THE present legislature of Maine , bj
large 'majorities in each branch , ha :
F. abolished capital punishment. In 187C
capital punishment was abolished in thai
state. lu 1883 the death penalty wai
restored. The advocates of the chaugi
claimed that during the seven yean
when there was no death penalty onlj
twenty-four murders were committed ii
the stuto , while in the four years since 1
was restored there have been no less thai
thirty-seven. Queer statistics.
EIGHTEEN bills asking for normn
schools at different points in Nobrask
were consigned to the groaning logisla
live waste basket on Monday. If tha
work was part of the now "combine's1
labor , the combination has accomplish
a little good. The cost of printing th
bills , time taken Introducing and discus :
ing them has cost the state enough mone
to build a dozen normal schools. Th
one school at Peru is all sufllcient fc
Nebraska , and it is hoped that the pro :
cnt session will set an example for th
next school of statesmen on this nn
question , if it can do no more.
Tm : BEE'S special cable service cot
tlnucs full and complete. Tuo three co
umns published yesterday morning , it
eluding a full account of the royal cell
bration in Berlin , is proof of this. Thl
morning is another complete report c
i'f- yesterday's proceedings from the mi
tropolis of the Gorman empire , and over
.morning as the weeks come and go .wi
be found in the UEE'S columns , altrac
ively written , all the * news direct L
cable from the principal capitals and a
' important new * centers of the old work
The BKC , being a cosmopolitan papoi
numbers among its constituency peopl
ot nearly every civilized nationality , an
Ike ; naturally seek the BKB to socui
maws from their old tomes. Yet in
' general way this expensive news roatti
" appreciate ! } by all our. readeri.
The Infamous scoundrels and monopoly
ely cohorts who prostitute the respecta
ble profession of journalism in the state
of Nebraska , continue in their base nnd
disreputable practices of slandering and
traducing the editor of this paper. The
KICK'S thousands of friends must not
bo misled by the ingenious falsehoods ot
the confederated monopoly press. Tlioy
must not bclicvo that Mr. Hosowntcr
"skipped" or attempted to dodge the in
vestigation which ho had demanded alone
in the interests of good government. At
the proper tnno the damning proofs
against bribe-solicitors of the judiciary
committee of the house will bo presented.
The people will bo given an opportunity
to discuss the merits and strength of the
evidence , and the expense of n legislative
white-washing committee will bo saved
the lax-payers. It was made impossible
( or Mr. llosewator to proceed last week
with his investigation. The reactionary
work of the house defeating his plans was
neither more nor less than the execution
of a conspiracy conceived the night fol
lowing the afternoon that the committee
was appointed and instructed to adduce
the evidence by examining charges and
bringing witnesses before it in secret ses
sion. It was n triumph of the boodle
gang. It was a victory of wrong over
insulted decency. The editor of the Bun
too well remembered the infamous pro
ceedings of the Hewn Investigation , the
more recent exoneration of the school-
land thieves and other grim parodies on
justice by former investigating commit
tees of Nebraska legislatures.
Mr. Uosewalor specifically and posi
tively staled to the chairman of the com
mittee on the morning that it went in
secret session , when a public examina
tion was l.ilkcd of , that ho could not suc
cessfully give his evidence with open
doors. Ho was positive , as the facts in
his possession gave him reason to bo ,
that several members of the judiciary
committee were guilty of ono of the
gravest crimes for which the law has
fixed a penalty. Ho well know that if
they bad received or solicited bribcsthcy
would not scruple to continue ) in their
villainy and corroborate the lies of ono
another. The fact that Mr. Rosewater
gave to Mr. Dempster , chairman of the
committee , his memorandum of facts , on
which his action was based , and from
which ho then believed , as he yet hon
estly behoves , sufllcicnt evidence could
bo gotten to convict the alleged bribe
takers , furnishes unquestioned proof of
his sincerity. The great howl raised by
the bummers and mountebanks in de-
fenso'of the corrupt and doba ached mem
bers would be considered in a court of
justice as circumstantial evidence in es
tablishing their guilt. The kind of an
investigation wanted by the accused
bribe-solicitors will not bo glvon them
unless they demand it. The editor
of the BEE will return in ample time to
appear before the committee if ho is
really wanted. His evidence has not
been lost. It has only grown stronger.
Ana when it is presented , one way or
another , as it will be , there will not be an
honest man in the entire state who will
not say his proceedings were justified.
The other charge just now filling the
mouths of the procurers and henchmen
at the capital , and being reiterated by
the organs of state thieves , barnacles and
blatherskites , to the eflbot that Mr. Hose-
water went east to escape an assault , is
the most flimsy statement yet made. It
is very unreasonable to say that a man
would prefer charges against men whoso
organized ! band of conspirators freely
made threats to take his life ; remain at the
capitol while the grave accusations were
being read with his name accompanying
them , and circulate among the accused
and their pals in iho legislative halls un
til after the gang had stopped the pro
ceedings and placed themselves beyond
the reach of outraged law , would three
or tour days after wards go east to "es
cape assassination. " Doubting ones can
rest assured that it was very important
business which called Mr. Rose water east.
Those who know Mr. Rosewater per
sonally and those who have watched his
course in Nebraska during the last sixteen
years as editor of the BEE , must admit
above all other things that ho is no coward.
Ho has stood up fearlessly and manfully
and exposed the acts of dishonest politi
cians , knowing at the time that plots
were laid to murder him. Ho has been
assaulted several times by brutal bullioa
employed to do the work. Scoundrels
like Paul Vandorvoort , who is the most
prominent lobbyist In Lincoln to-day and
who barely escaped indictment for incit
ing an assault upon Mr. Rosowatcr , have
Applauded and , planned such damnable
' 'proceedings , "Ju"0 " charge Of cowardice
may bo made , but facts brand II false.
The BEE has done moro good hon
est work for the state of Nebraska
in two weeks than the hired traducers of
Edward Rosewator's character have oyci
done or ever will do.
The bill introduced in the Forty-ninth
congress by Mr. Butter worth , n short time
before adjournment , looking to commer
cial reciprocity with Canada , and the letter
tor of that gentleman recently published
in a Toronto paper referring to that sub
ject , have brought extended attention tc
the genial Ohio congressman , who , how
ever , did not need this introduction tc
the country by way of testimony to his
wide-awake interests in affairs and hi ;
good common sense. The letter am
other expressions of Mr. Butterwortl
show that his bill was introduced not a :
a piece of mere buncombe , but from i
sincere conviction that full commercial re
clprocity between Canada and the Unitec
States is a desirable and logical policy
which the people of both countriessuouli
earnestly sceic to bring about for the !
mutual interest and welfare. An un
prejudiced reading of the arguments o
his letter in support of his position tuns
credit most of them with soundness an <
force. Ho points out that in the nature o
things commercial reciprocity , whicl
3hall break down all barriers and all'an
tagonisms between the two peoples , is th
only wise and safe condition , and th
persistent disregard of It must eventual
in establishing forts and maintainmj
guards along the whole frontier by botl
countries , the patrol of the waters divld
ing them by armed vessels , and sooner o
later a hostile collision.
The bill will undoubtedly be hoard o
in the next congress , and its author i
confident that it will prevail. It is als
to bo noted that the proposition is rcceiv
in ? a good/teal of friendly consideratlo
in Canada. In the meantime possibl
events rn y tend to give the subject ; ir
creased interest and dlscussioa la bet
countries , and unless these shall becem
of so serious a nature as to entirely
subordinate rcostn to passion , It is not
unlikely that six months hence there will
be developed both in this country nnd In
Canada a very largo audinfluential sen
timent in favorof commercial reciprocity.
It Is not doubted if the question were now
submiltcd In good faith to the Canadian
people , even while they are under the in-
llucnca of some feeling of resentment ,
the expression would bo surprisingly
general In favor of reciprocity , as would
also be the result of a similar appeal to
the popular judgment in this country.
Our past experience in. this direction
was ccrlnlnly not enllrely reassuring ,
and the latter course of Canada has con
fessedly not been such as to inspire confi
dence in future relations that might be
effected , but a little equitable and honor
able concession on the part of both coun
tries would remove all cause of difference
and easily bring about a renewal of
friendly intercourse and relations that
would ultimately be to their mutual ad *
The OfllcUlB Itcsponalbte.
The investigation of the bridge disas
ter on the Boston & Providence railroad
has developed facts sulllcicntto convince
any candid mind that the responsibility
for the calamity rests largely or wholly
upon the officials of the road , who culpa
bly neglected to strengthen the bridge
after they had been warned of its danger
ous condition by competent authority.
As long ago as December , , 1881 , the rail
road commissioners of Massachusetts ad
dressed a letter to the superintendent of
the road pointing out the odd character
oftiio bridge and suggcsling lhat it bo
tested then and at intervals thereafter.
The superintendent stated that he
couldn't remember what/ was thought of
these suggestions , which was u virtual
admission that he paid no attention what
ever to them , Tins model official also
testified that no special test had been
made since 1833. He further said that ho
had always deemed the bridge sound and
good , and this notwithstanding the ex
pressed doubt of its security by the rail
road commissioners , the fact that
his attention had been called to
it by a civil engineer of experience only
two weeks before the accident , and the
circumstances of its safety having been
questioned to him b.v others who had fre
quent occasion to pass over it and the
common sense to observe its condition.
That material of the bridge was defective
and the construction faulty has been
amply demonstrated by the investiga
tions of competent engineers and others
since the disaster. It cannot bo admitted
that these could not have boon discovered
by adequate examination nnd tests of the
The systematic attempt to ascribe the
cause of the accident to a broken rail has
failed. There has been no evidence to
sustain any such hypothesis. The only
fair conclusion from the evidence must
be that the disaster was duo to causes
which had long existed , which could
have been readily discovered , but which
tiero ) was no ctfort made on the part of
the proper officials , even after being
repeatedly warned , to find and remedy.
There ought to be some severe and sum
mary punishment for those guilty of a
most criminal dereliction , which has had
its penalty in the death and injnry of
more than a hundred human beings.
An Attractive 1'olnt.
Over 300 pcoplo each day arrive in
Omaha from the overcrowded east for
the purpose of permanent location.
Many of them go to the western and
northwestern part of our growing state ,
purchase land and become valuable citi
zens. A large portion of them locate
and become important factors in the
growth and commercial importance of
this city. Not a few of recent arrivals
have brought with them money for in
vestment hero , while others represent
largo amounts of eastern capital. Scions
of millionaires are among us doing their
share of the great ( fork of building up
our material interests nnd successfully
grappliag with old-time citizens for the
accumulation ot wealth. Many young
men have left the cast and located in
Omaha during the last ilvo years.
This infusion of young blood
has increased all branches of
business and attracted other young men
to locate in the metropolis of the great
west. The long processions of humanity
crowding the pavements of our principal
streets , street-cars filled with passengers ,
carriages and olhor conveyances bring
ing new-comers from the depots to
crowded hotels , all go to show that
Ofuaha is booming , it la not only a
town-lot boom , but it is increasing in
population , now manufacturing enter
prises , men embarking in different kinds
of business and on every hand palatial
blocks are being erected. The Improve
ments to bo made and changes wrought
during the year of 1887 will surprise the
most Hopeful citizen of Omnha.
The democrat of prominence who has
the frankness to acknowledge , with the
certainty that it will get into print , the
shortcomings of his party , is sufficiently
rare to attract attention. Two such have
recently spoken. Ono is Senator Me-
Phcrson of New Jersey , who said some
very disparaging things of his party and
its prospects to the representative in
Washington of a democratic journal. The
senator told his interviewer that the last
democratic house of representatives fell
quite below the expectations of the dem
ocrats of the country , and ho gave to the
republican senate , what could not bo de
nied it , tlie. cro Jit of having originated or
put into the term adopted , most of the
successful legislation of the Forty-ninth
congress that was of national import
ance. This is so distinctly a matter of
record that any effort at denial would bo
useless. Senator McPherson ought to
have added that but for the zeal shown
by the senate in the public interest sev
eral of the appropriation bills might have
failed , owing to the dangerous pol
icy which the democrats have per
mitted its appropriations committee tc
carry out , aud an extra session boon
thereby forced upon the country. The
senate could have found ample justifica
tiou for refusing to rush through in twc
or three days bills appropriating bun
dreds of millions of dollars , which the
liodse committee had been dwelling 01
for months , but with a commendable con
cern for the welfare of the government
endangered by the course of the house ,
the senate yielded a right which it might
have defcnsibly exercised.
Another critic , of the course and man
ageaaent ot Ms party is ex-Senator Eatoo
of Connecticut , who- placed quite ai
mapy faults to iU account as did the New
Jersey senator. Neither of these Intelli
gent and reputable democrats , whose
opinions arc as worthy of respectful con
sideration as are those of any other two
democrats in the country , regarded the
outlook with sanguine hopefulness.
Neither of them , iviaonlly , Is heartily in
favor of continuing the present adminis
tration. Yet bo h seemed to feel that
Cleveland will Inevitably bo again the
candidate of the party.
THERE are no now reports from the
Ponca diamond Heidi but It is generally
understood that the inhabitants of Dlxon
county are stringing necklaces of the
magnificent brilliants. To fully appre
ciate the Ponca discovery it must be re
membered thai in Dixon county nn active
volcano is located. Scientists will pre
sume Hint the "action of volcanic tufla"
is In a great degree responsible-for the
wonderful transforiuullon of antiquated
buffalo chips into brilliants larger than
n "man's hand. " Nebraska unquestion
ably beats the world in all things , and
while we boast of our legislature , it
should be remembered that there arc yet
ofher natural curiosities for sight-seers
to gaze upon.
Tin : president has finally named the
commission under the Inter-state law.
It is gratifying to know that Mr. Cleve-
laud did not postpone this important
matter until fall.
Queen Victoria and Henry of Uattcnbcri ;
will depart ( or Fiance on the royal yacht
On the birthday of Emperor William
eighty-live members of reigning houses will
assemble , with ii-M ) notables In suit.
Prince Albert Victor of Knglnnd l.s in the
habit of wearing collars ot such extraordi
nary dimensions that his head can scarcely
A drama entitled "Le Chateau dn Krou-
burg , " and written by the king of Sweden , Is
shortly to bo produced at the ( icrtnan theatre
at liuda-Pcsth. It Is In one act and Is
founded on an episode ot the war between
Sweden and Denmark ana In the seven
The Empress Ilaru-ko , of Japan , has In
vited the German consul at St. Petersburg ,
llfiir O. von Mohl , to undertake the charge
of minister ana head master of ceremonies at
her court for the purpose of Introducing
European cllquet llerr von Mohl has ac
cepted the oiler , JUKI has departed for Japan
with his family.
The queen ot the Belgians has had a tele
phone of great power constructed between
ilia palace at Brussels and the Paris opera
louw , and between the palace and the Brus
sels opera. Her majesty is an enthusiastic
nuslcian and a linn. plover on the harp. Once
3vcry fortnight M. Jiasselman , thn dls-
: inmhlied Fronrh'aitlsUcomesfrom 1'arls to
Brussels expressly to glvt the queen a lesson.
The Russian empress leads an active and
linple life. She rises eatfy , and walk a great
deal ; coes to bed vUte , 'treads enormously ,
and , although she loves dress and dancing
passionately , she ( nifties tiersclf at the proper
times with works of charity , which she gen
erously patron l/es. During Iho holidays she
dofls not change her habits , except by the dis
tribution of. alms and IOIIK session * atcluirch ,
iVhich are more frequent than usual.
Queen Margaret , of Italy , has literary
astes , and , following In the stops of
Ljueen Elizabeth , of .JJouqirmla , has published
several of her works whreli , however , have
not met \vlth the same success as the writ
"Carmen ylVa."J Jvot long ago it
was rumored In I t l ) ( that ii , new volume of
"Adventures" by tha < iu eirwas In the press.
A.t | i recent court ball the Kronch ambassador
expressed his raitrotaml that of tbu public fit
'he non-appearance otitlin promised novel.
'Believe " said the , "
me , queen "your regret
would have been far greater had the novel
appeared , " and continued to tell the ambas
sador that not long ago she had sent her MS.
under an assumed name to one ot the best
Koinan periodicals , and how It had been re-
' timed to her with the one ominous word ,
'cestinato" ( rejected ) . "Since then , " con-
Inued the queen with a smile , " 1 am content
with one crown , and shall no more strive
after that ot the author. "
Emperor William will bo ninety this week.
Bismarck's'tomperaturo reached a like figure
some time ago when Germany's relchstag
dared to oppose him.
Is Knrtlcott FrlKhtenod ?
Orand If'ipMi Kaole.
The report from Washington that Secre
tary of War Endlcott Is about to resign from
the cabinet starts a suspicion that possibly
the war secretary Is afraid war is coming.
Iho Failure of Congress.
St. TouZ Pioneer Prt .
The revenues of the government exceed
the average rate of a million dollars a day ;
but congress left untouched the heavy taxa
tion Incident to tariff duties levied for war
purposes , and which Is not needed now.
This congress was perfectly aware of , yet
did nothing to remove or modify the bur
Rant in Name.
Despite the outwardly rigid enforcement
of the liquor law , there is not a city or vil
lage in Maine whore one cannot obtain all
he wishes to drink If ho only knows how.
At all the summer resorts , on the coast or
inland , one can get his cocktail or beur or
wlue at the better class of hotels , either
served in his room or some room devoted to
the purpose , which is changed from day to
day. When a hotel keeps a movable bar ,
the location of which Is only disclosed to
trustworthy patrons , the supply of wines
and liquors visible Is always incavrn , the
bulk being concealed elsewhere. Then , in
case ot sudden search or sel/.ure , the loss Is
Old ana Young.
They soon prow old who grope for gold
In marts where all Is bought and sold ,
Who live for self , and on. so mo shelt
In darkened vaults board up their pelt.
Cankered and crustftd'o'er with mold ,
For them their youth Itself Isold.
They no'or grow old who gather gold
Where spring awake * nfl llowers unfold ;
Where suns ari.se In'Joyous skies ,
And lilt the soul within tholr eyes.
For them the Immortal bards have sung ,
For tliera old ago Itaqlfls young.
A Gorjrebus Baron.
St. Louis Globe UoTuocrat : Uaron Zcd-
witz , the military attache of the Uennau
legation , was the most gorgeous tiling
m regimentals there. 'His light blue
coat , his tight , white breeches , and his
beautiful patent leather boots made ono
soberly uniformed otivlons and when it
came to aigrettes , and loops and cords ,
and frogs , and medals , any American
bandmaster would die of envy , llo car
ries a helmet that , with its white horse
tail , is as largo us a beehive , and tills hie
arm like n debutante's biggest bouquet.
Ills patent-leather boots , that reach up
over his knees , do not look like real war
fare , or oven riding academy practice ,
and the ferocious looking silver spurs
that ring musically every time * ho sets
bis heels down in the decisive Prussian
marching stop , have no point in the
rowels at all , simply litlln round piece ;
of silver , that only look dangerous at
distance , and warn the wearers of tulle
dresses to keep away.
The First National bank of Helena , Ai
T. , has on exhibition $4,700 .in Ccpui
d'Alene gold that was pounded out ir
mortars by two men In two weeks. Ii
includes two nuggets worth $350 each.
tJTATE AM ) TKIUUTORV.
Nebraska Jotting * .
A gun club has been organized at Hil
The sinners of Ames arc wrestling
with a two-ring revival.
Every town worthy of the niimo is en
joying a spring rise cither m real estate
or local creeks.
Fremontcrs nro discussing plans to
corral or turn loose the stock of n street
The assessors of Otoo couhty , follow
ing Iho example of Douglas , have raised
valuations SO per cent.
Lincoln was too slow loculch Swift. Ho
planked down a quarter of a million dollars
lars for a packery on the main line in
Phitlsmoutlicrs nro fervently praying
these days that the Missouri freshet will
embrace the consumptive depot on the
river bank and land it on the sandy shore
of some other clinic.
The spring building boom has opened
up with such a tremendous rush in Omnha
that master cjirpenlers are obliged to hire
extra help for Iho sole purpose of fanning
the hammers to keep them cool.
Mr. T. J. Caffee , of Ponca , has bought
the Dakota mammoth cow. The animal
is over six feet high and more than eleven
feet long , of short-horn breed , and is ,
perhaps , the largest of her species known ,
The Missouri Pacific will probably tap
Hastings before the dog days wane. The
Rock Island nnd Elkhorn Valley arc
heading for the same common center.
Wilh nil these roads in operalion Hast
ings will be the railway hub of central
Duller county has 5R1 ! schoolchildren.
Muscatinc is floundering under a debt
oi $ ; )5'JyiU. )
There are 17,000 persons engaged in the
insurance business in the stale.
Work will soon commence ! on the
$10,000 brick Methodist Episcopal church
at Crcston , which will bo completed this
The burning of the agricultural ware
house at Delinar , Clinton county , caused
a loss of $200,000. The town also had a
An artesian well is now supplying
Chariton witli beautiful water mixed
wiih some river water. The well is bored
1,100 feet and 1st still going dowu.
The trial of Dr. Cross for the murder
of A. H. McKune in Council Bluffs , three
years ago last fall , is set for hearing al
the June lerm of the district court in
At the examination in Oskaloosa last
week Frank U. McAulry won the honor
of being selected for recommendation for
si cadetship at the naval academy. A
young man from Shcnaudoah stood sec
Sheriff Axtell , of Huriiin county , re
turned from the cast the other day with
Jud Tulniiulgc. the late station ngenl
on the Minnesota & Northwestern rail
road at Elma. A few weeks ago Tal-
m\dgo : fled to Canada , an embe//.ler of
from $2,000 to $ : ! ,000 of railroad and ex
S. 1. Burnham , of Ollumwa , recently
employed a green hand to attune ! his
horses , among which was a Clydesdale
stallion valued at $2,000. The verdant
yotith gave this horse six quarts of
shelled corn and a big feed of oats in one
day. The result was that tins grain fer
mented and ruptured the stomach of the
Twenty-two locomotive liremen of the
Q. at Creston have resinned within the
past week and arc scattering throughout
the west in search of positions. The dis
satisfaction was caused by the order
taking off one fireman from each mogul
engine. The work being too heavy for
one man is causing many of Iho boys to
'ook for work elsewhere.
A competitive examination of aspirants
Jor naval honors will be held In DCS
iMoincs April 14 , to fill a vacancy , be
longing to that congressional district , in
the naval acadcmv. The eligibility of
candidates is conditioned upon their
being actual residents of the dislrict , not
under fourteen nor over eighteen years
oi age , physically sound and robust , and
possess a good constitution. Added to
physical soundness applicants will be re
quired to possess a mlr knowledge of
roiuling , writing , spelling , arithmetic ,
English grammar , history and elementary
algebra. The examination is to be open
to all young men m the district.
The Jamestown brewery , valued at
$20,000. was burned up last week.
The Dakota Packing company , of Sioux
Falls , intend to do summer packing , and
are making the necessary arrangement * .
The Big Sioux river is tearing a wide
path through Union county , wilh nu
merous bridges dotting the crest of the
By order of the Sioux Falls city coun
cil , | 60,000 in bonds 120 in number-
given by that city to aid the Burlington ,
Cedar Kapids & Northern last year ,
were burned on Iho 18th lust. They were
found , after issue , to have been worth
less , as they had not been legalized , and
therefore now bonds had to bo issued.
W. II. COY , the builder of the Alle
gheny hotel , was shot and instantly
killed at a grading camp near Dillon last
Ono of the largest mountain fires that
was ever known in this vicinity is now
raging on Cheyenne mountain , six miles
south of Colorado Springs.
The Colorado senate , like the Nebraska
upper house , has blocked railway legisla
tion by rejecting all bills giving the state
commission power to fix rates.
The Chicago and Northwestern road is
said to bo heading for Denver. The re
port has foundation in the fact that the
company is building into sotitwcst Ne
PL/AXIE / COUNT * rROGUESS.
Railroads In Working Order Coal
COLUMBUS , Nub. , March 21. [ Cor
respondence of the BK.K. ] An onthu-
siustic mceling of the board of trade and
business men resulted in an unanimous
resolution to build a new bridge across
the Louu Fork and repair the Platte river
bridge , carried out by the ice last week.
In thirty days wo shall bo ready for
travel. The loss of the Loup Fork bridge
is a great inconvenience to the contin
uous trains of emigrants pushing to the
western part of the state. This great
thoroughfare , which was laid out by the
government for a military road in 1850 ,
and bequeathed to Nebraska upon her
assuming statehood , must bo kept open
as a highway to the millions of acres of
eminent domain , access to which is
sought through the great natural arleries
of traVel , that the early pioneers lo Iho
golden shores of the Pacllio nnd the
military engineers , following up the fool-
steps ot the great "patr.tindor , " John C.
Fremont , whoso energies , dariu" and
perseverance opened up anew world the
wondrous west sought. Our county will
bo called upon this summer to construct a
substantialpermanent bridge commensu
rate with the growth and demand of'our
hitherto hidden resources , that daily
inllux of three thousand person * , us set
forth in yesterday's BKE. The tide of
humanity and wealth from the cast that
is now flowing all over our state is but
the harbinger of the enduring boom that
every town and city of Nebraska will
ei'joy that has any reasonable preten
sions to business locality. Platte
county , and Columbus in partic
ular , are enjoying favorable atten
tion , and are partaking of the wonderful
impetus given to every branch of indus
try by the outgrowth of the Northwestern
railroad along our northern tier of town
ships nnd the projected line of the It. &
M. railroad either from this place or
Schuylnr. The present indications are
that the B. & M. , instead of running up
the Shell creek valley will diverge north
ward near Becker's mill , along the Las.
eke creek , touching Stanton and onward
to Ynnkton , seeking n northern outlet
Into Dakota nnd the Northern Pacific.
Two junctions are already established in
the county , ono at Humphrey
with the Union Pacific's Norfolk
branch and the Northwestern , and one at
Dorranco , about ten miles from Colum
bus , the Norfolk nnd Albion branch
reaching oul lo Genoa , Fullerton , Cedar
Unpids , with extensive preparations to
push on into now territory , which will all
do tributary to the main line of the Union
Pacific nt this place.
A party of Cornish nnd Welsh minors
have indicated goodjcoal prospects within
five miles of our now depot , which is ,
about ready for occupancy , and stops nro
being taken to bore for coal , or gas , us
may bo developed , and while we arc not
solcctcd by the legislature for any marked
favors , wo have the bonus it lakes lo se
cure Ihcm , nnd can use them for any le
gitimate Jen torprfse1 , that will bring she
kels , and not barnacles aud parasites lo
bo rewarded. HUDSON .
Marvels of Horology Made fly Chiu-
nine and Ingenious Hands.
F. (5. Mather in the Popular Science
Monthly : Another king of Spain canio
to Geneva to flee n clock which had been
made by Droz , a merchant of that city.
Upon the clock were sealed a shepherd ,
a negro and n. dog. As the hour was
struck the shepherd played upon his
Unto , and the dog played gently nt his
feet. But when the king reached forth
to touch an apple that hung from n trre ,
under winch the shepherd rested , the
dog llc\y nt him aud barked so furiously
lhal a live dog answered him and the
whole parti' left In hnstu. Venturing to
return one of the courtiers asked the
negro in Spanish what timoitwns. There
was no reply , Uut when Hie question
was repeated in Frencli an answer was
given. This frightened the courtier , who
rejoined his companions , nnd all of them
voted that the clock was Ibc work of the
} Vo are told of a strange clock that is
said to have belonged to a Hindoo prince.
A largo cong was hung on poles near the
dial , and all about upon the ground lay a
pile of artificial human heads , ribs , Ic s
and anus. The whole number of bones
in the pile was equal to thn number of
bodes in twelve perfect bodies , but the
pile appeared to have been thrown to
gether in the creutest confusion. "When
the hands of the clock indicated the
hour of 1 , out from the pile crawled first
the number of parts needed to form the
frame of ono man , part coming to part
with quick click ; and , when completed ,
the figure sprung upsei/cd : i millctand : ,
walking up to the gong , slruck ono blow.
This rtono , ho rclurneU to Iho pile and
fell lo pieces again. When 2 o'clock
came , Iwo men arose , and did likewise ;
nnd at Iho hours of noon and midnight
the entire heap sprang up , and , march
ing to the gong , struck one after another
his blow , makinc twelve in all ; then re-
lurning , fell lo pieces again as before/ '
A clock made by n Parisian consists
merely of a class dial and two hands ,
which nro balanced each with a bull on
the other side of the center. These balls
are only about an inch in diameter , and
yet they contain all Iho machinery that
turns tha hands about. The buck of the
dial is a perfectly smooth surface. You
may turn the hands round and round
with your cano , and when you lot them
silono they will swing buck and forth for
awhile , and then will slop at exactly the
right spot to show the trim time. A clock
in Brussels is so placed over a chimney
or uipo through which the air goes up
ward that the draught keeps it wound up
nil the time.
The most remarkable clock in America ,
if wo consider the place in which it was
built , is she one which was made by a
miner in the ilullcnback colliery , at
VValkusbarre , Pa. This clock was made
out of bits of board and iron , and with
the roughest tools that can bo imagined ,
it was made nearly half n mile under
ground , and it occupied the maker nine
years before ho could say it was done.
The clock is about nine feet high ,
and there are sixty-throe figures that
move by machinery. There are only
twenty-two moving figures in the Strass-
burg clock. On the trent of the \Mlkes-
barre clock the ono wo are speaking of
there are thrco shelves or balconies.
Along the lower balcony a mounted
general lead a file of continental soldiers.
The liberty bell rings and a sentinel sa
lutes the procession , A door in the up
per balcony opens nnd shows Molly
Pitcher , who fires her historic cannon ,
the smoke of which Is blown away from
the interior of the clock by a fan. 'l.'hen
the portraits of the first twenty presidents
of the United States pass along in a kind
of panorama , the Declaration of Inde
pendence being held aloft by Thomas
Jefferson. On another of the balconies
the twelve apostles go by ; Satan comes
out , the cock crows for the benefit ot Pe
ter. When Christ appears n figure of
justice raises a pair of scales , while u
ligiire of death tolls the minutes upon a
A Plain Woman.
San Francisco Chronicle : She was a
practical , hard-headed woman and de
spised poetry , especially on tombstones.
She had lived n life of great uscfullness.
having subdnod four husbands and
brought up three families. She was on
her deathbed , and one of those good
friends who sometimes like to cheer up
the sick began talking of the funeral and
the coffin and the headstone.
"Mebbo I'm going to die , " said' she.
"andmebbel'm not. Hut if I do go I'll
have trouble enough lookin' after my
husbands without comin1 back lo look
nfter my funeral. Now , when I'm
buried 1 don't want no opitaffy. You
just put a plain stouo wilh this on it :
JANE McCOHKlNUALE ,
A VLAIN WOJIAN.
Baricd Four Men and Brought Up I'our-
A clerk in a St. Louis store fell ill and
was likely to die , and a telegram was
sent to his relatives in Springucld , 111. ,
saying that ho was not expected to live
long. The answer that came back wasi
"Can't come at present. When he diof
ship body to us. "
Notice to Bridge Contractors and Builders ,
la hereby given tlmt sculo.l . bids will
be received ut tlio county clerk's olUco , ol
Knnco county , nt Kullcrtcin , Nebraska ,
until noun or tlie Kid Uy of April ,
1887. for Iho election of n wiifc'on
liridtto ucros * thu Loup river , poulli ol
the vlllfuru of Uonnn In sum county , flnld bridge
H to bo iibout l7fi teot In length , twelve feet
In width , length of spans seventy feet , with twc
turn ouls , to have hoiivyonk iilllnjf for piers ,
and iubsHntlal lee liroiks : ut each pier.
Tlio brld u Is to lift Hliullar In construction to
the Ixiuti lirld o nt Fullerton , Nebraska.
All bidders uro required to accompany tbolr
bills with pluiiH and spcclUcutions of the work.
All bids will bo publloully opened nad examined
by the county bonrd of supervisors , on tbeSM
day of "April , 1887 , ixt two o'clock In too after
noon of Huld diiy , at tlio court house In Fuller
ton , and the contract for tbo erection ot said
bridge awarded to the lowest responsible bld <
dor having tha most suitable plans. The couatj
board , however , reserves tbo right to reject
nny and all bids and no money will bo paid foi
reject ud plans. All bids must be sealed , ainl
addressed to Frank Guy , clmlnnnn of the board
nf conuty suporvliora. In euro of A. M. Scbu
maker , county ulerk , Fullerton , Nebraska , nnd
the Mine shall have endorsed thereon : "Dldi
for tbo erection of tbo I < oup bridge at Genoa. '
By order of the county board of supervisor !
of Nance county , Nobraika. Ulron under roj
hand trm the seal of said county , this lit * d j
Of Marcli , J83t A.M. BCUOMAKBH ,
A CARD , * } I
TO THE PUBLIC
With the approach of spring
and the increased interest ran u-
ifcsted in real estate matter1 ,
I am more than ever consulted -
ed by intending purchasers as
to favorable opportunities for
investment , and to all such
would say :
When putting any Proper
ty on the market , aud 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 y. - f *
lias 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
Lots in the "Annex" have
quadrupled in value and are
still advancing , while .a street
ar line is already building
past Baker Place , adding hun
dreds of dollars to the value of
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 invest
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.
W , G , ALBRIGHT
SOLE OWNER ,
218 S. 15th Street.
Branch office at South Oma
N , B. Property for sale innU
parts of the city . ' ' .
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