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craee dally circulation of the Dally Bee for
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November , 1880 , 13,318 copies ; for December.
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THE great pork center will again be
obliged to swallow Carter Harrison for
mayor. - - _ _ _ _ _ _ _
BOSTON capital is being in\cstcd in
Omaha. It is being put where it will do
the most good.
THE Omaha charter is yet bcforo the
senate. The Omuha charter has grown
to bo a chestnut.
THE postponement of the spring elect
ion will give the candidates plenty of
tiuio to get in their line work.
OMAHA has wIJo sidewalks , but they
are not any too wide to accommodate
the busy crowds upon the principal
IT is stated upon good autority that
Carter Harrison lias made a million of
dollais out of the ofllcc of mayor of Chi
cago. Mr. Harrison seems still willing
to make moro.
THE British parliament has passed a
ciyil service bill. It it Is anything like
the United States civil service act it is
simply a daisy a good thing in theory ,
but poor in practice.
WHILE we are enjoying the balmest of
spring weather , the downcastcrs are
snowed under , and the mails are all bo-
hind. Lot the effete east say no more
about the western blizzard.
OMAHA real estate continues active.
Hardly a day passes without some new
enterprise springing into existence to
help along Omaha's boom and increase
the demand foe real estate.
THE Crosby hign license bill has passed
the New York assembly by a vote of 7 (
to 53. Now if GOT. Hill will forget his
boom long enough to sign it , New York1 :
lowest groggeries will bo no more.
Now that the editor of the BEE has re
turned , the corporate press will bo com
pelled to create some other lie to be
coupled with the disgraceful proceedings
of the house in attempting to defend
alleged bribe solicitors.
TERROU again fills the souls of tin
boodlors and conspirators who are mem
be'rs of the judiciary committee. Al
' though "Rosewater skipped , " as lyinj
I'I newspapers said of it , he has returnee
I and demands an investigation.
A NEW YORK paper conveys the cheer
ful intelligence that Sara Bernhardt has
I'p gained sixteen pounds since she last vis
ited us. The next thing wo hoar of San
she will bo repeating , "Oh , that this too
too solid flesh would melt and resolve
mo back to the beanpole form. "
pI' W. S. DUNN writes to the editor of the
Now York Sun and asks , "Is man at
animalt" In absence of the Sun's an
uwer , wo will take the responsibily of in
forming Mr. Duun that if ho could onlj
honr Mr. Ageo bray on the legislative
floor , ho would wonder why he ever askoi
such a question.
THE new German explosive invetntoi
by Dr. Root is called "roburite. " Tin
Vs" effects of this now compound are mon
i marvellous than any other explosive ye
iR invented. While one discharge of it wil
re'movo mountains , "roburito" would bi
R nothing compared to the effect th
charges of bribery had upon the judiciar
Two of the democratic organs of No\ \
York are authority for the statement thn
the president is zealously engaged i
"postraastoring" that state. The fac
that democrats are rapidly replacing n
publicans in the fourth-class postoffice
would not in itself bo especially signll
cant , but when it is said that many o
these appointments suggest the "fin
Roman hand of Dan Laniont" the it
formation assumes a broader and docpc
intortst. Wo get at the idea at once tha
Mr. Cleveland is not losing his solleitud
regarding the "pivotal" state , nor n <
electing any opportunity , however af
parently slight , to make it secure. Fret
this point the inference is easy and ol
yious respecting the future purposes i
Grover , and disabuses th mind to a
doubt HS to where he Intends to be foun
next year. So far aa known , there hi
been no one appointed in Now Yor
within the past six months who did m
W' wear the Cleveland collar , and it U n <
likely Uiere will bo during the no :
My absence for a few days on the most
urgent private business has been ma
liciously interpreted by personal and
political enemies as n cowardly back
down from the charges brought by mo
ngainst members of the judiciary com
mittee of the house , in connection with
the anti-gambling bill. I have been de
nounced on tlio ono hand as a fabricator
of libels nnd slanders against reputable
and honest men , and on the other hand
my departure for the cast has been talked
of ns the flight of a poltroon who feared
bodily injury at the hands of thu parties
implicated in the conspiracy.
I do not deem it necessary to explain
thn nature of the business that compelled
my temporary absence. SuUJcc it to sny
that my intention to take this trip was
known weeks ago to scores of people.
It had been postponed from week to
week until further delay would have re
sulted in damaging disarrangement to
important business interests of the linn.
I made my charges in good faith with
full knowledge of the grave responsi
bility. Had the committee ap
pointed by the speaker been allowed
to conduct the investigation , as it
it was first ordered , ample r > roof would
have been placed before thorn , within
forty-eight hours after they met , to sus
tain every allegation. When the house ,
under the whip and spur of the conspira
tors and their pals on the floor , reorgan
ized the committee and ordered that no
testimony bo taken except in the presence
of the members and parties implicated ,
I became convinced , as wcro Speaker
Harlan * nnd Mr. Dempster , chairman of
the committee , that the whole tiling waste
to be turned into a costly farce and
would end iu an impudent white
wash. My loiter to the committee
was a frank and manly statement
of the probable outcome , but I very em
phatically assured the committee that if
it was thought best to proceed with the
investigation in spite of the peculiar con
ditions , that I held myself ready to make
good my charges. The best proof that I
am in dead earnest and do not propose
to back down may be found in the
following dispatch forwarded to the
speaker promptly on my return :
Omaha , March 23.
lion. N. V. flarlan , Sneaker House of Rep
resentatives , Lincoln , Neb. :
Please inform the house of representatives
that I have just returned nnd am now ready
to proceed with Investigation. Am in pos
session of aufllcicnt proof to make good my
charge , provided the committee will examine
important witnesses separately , excluding
parties implicated during preliminary hear
ing. E. ROSEWATEK.
The Commission Selected.
The perplexing task of selecting the
flvo commissioners under the interstate
commerce law , which apparently has
boon by far the most difficult duty the
president has had devolved upon him ,
was concluded on Tuesday , nnd the coun
try has been made acquainted with the
result. As to two of the persons named ,
the president has added another to the
numerous surprises ho has given the
country in the matter of appointments.
There appears to bo some question as to
whether these gentlemen will accept ,
but it is hardly probable that the presi
dent would have named them at this late
day without having full assurance Unit
they would serve. The republican mem
bers of the commission are Judge
Thomas M. Cooley , of Michigan , who is
appointed for the full term of six years ,
and A. It. Walker , of Vermont , appointed
for thrco years ; the democratic mcmbera
are ex-Congressman Morrison , of Illinois ,
appointed for five years , Augustus Schoo-
maker , of New York , r appointed for foui
years , and Walter L. Bragg , of Alabama ,
appointed for two years. Wo have nc
doubt that the commission will have the
confidence of the country , though
there is not unlikely to be
some unfavorable criticisms of the
geographical distribution of its mem
bers. A very large territory west of 111 !
nois , whose people are greatly concerted
in the firm and just execution of the new
law is not represented in the commls
sion. But it will not be well to indulge
in any captious fault-finding on this or
any other score of fancied grip. ; ince. II
is better to accept the result as the besi
the president could reach , and roposi
confld nco In the commission until soru <
good reason shall apply for entertaining
a different sentiment. There is warrant
for this in the character ot the commis
sioners whose records arc familiar to the
public. Judge Cooley is one of th <
ablest jurists in the country , and hai
largo knowledge of railroad affairs , whili
ho is also a man of impeachable integ
rity and great decision of character. Mr
Morrison can be depended upon not t <
sacrifice any interest of the public , ant
to firmly insist upon a strict cnforcemcn
of the requirements of the law. Such in
formation as the public has received re
garding Mr. Bragg since his name wa ,
mentioned as a probable commissione
has all been favorable to him. It i
fair to assume with respect to tin
others members that the president ha
made no mistake in their selection. It ii
not apparent that railroad influences hat
anything to do with any ono of the op
The completion of the commission wil
relieve the public mind of some solici
tude. The now law goes into of Fee
April 1 , and the time is short in wbicl
the commission can organize and settli
down to the Important work it has t
perform. It will doubtless find busines
to do very promptly after it is in read
ness to do business. The corporatioi
managers and their attorneys have beei
actively at work for weeks studying
methods and arranging plans and poll
cics which , while not openly in disrcgan
of the new law , they hope will render i
obnoxious to the public. There is stil
some conflict between the eastern am
the western roads regarding the divisio
of rates , but it may bo taken for prnnto
that whatever the base of settlement I
will not bo in the interest o
the public. In other matters ngrei
menU have been effected for whic
the law gives no warrant or excuse , an
the evident purpose ot which is to brin
it into discredit by rendering it needless !
and unjustifiably oppressive. The publl
is not blind to the obvious aim of thu coi
porations , and there will bo a prompt d (
mand upon the commission to determin
whether the now policy of the railroads
has the authority of the law ami is in all
respects a compliance with the require
ment that "nil charges made for any ser
vice rendered or to bo rciulereil in the
transportation of passengers or property
* * * shall bo reasonable and just. "
The law was enacted for the protection
of the people ngainst the extortion ami
oppression of the corporations , and the
commission will bo expected to co to the
full extent of its powers for the conserva
tion of this object.
Ottr Laboring Men.
The opening of spring gives to every
laboring man in Omaha reasonable as
surance that ho will have no cause to
complain of scarcity of work during tiio
spring and summer. The largo number
of buildings to be erected , the miles of
paving and grading contemplated , and
the thousands of other Improvements
already under way will guarantee steady
employment for all who oaro to work.
Omaha is not only a growing citv , but it
is indeed a great city. Where a very few
years ago the announcement that 0110
largo building would bo constructed was
ample cause for street talk and newspa
per comment , to-day dozens of buildings
are being started , and two-thirds of our
citizens know nothing about them. So
numerous are the enterprises dally start
ing in the city that newspaper reporters
do not undertake to record them all.
Such progress assures steady employ
ment to the laborer.
Another important feature of this
whole happy state of affairs is that the
Omaha laborers know what to do with
their savings. They are building homes
of their own , and thus aiding in the won
derful growth of this western metropolis.
Probably no other city of its size in the
United States can boast of so many frugal
nd orderly workingmcn as Omaha. No
trikcs of serious nature are over re-
orted from this city , and a general feei
ng of content and harmony prevails be-
wceu the employer and the employed.
Carter Harrison Nominated.
The democrats of Chicago have again
> laccd in nomination Carter Harrison to
11 the oflico ho hns dishonored in years
; iast. All respectable Chicago nowspa-
icrs , regardless of politics have devoted
heir energies and spuce , the last mouth ,
n attempting to show why Mr. Harrison
hould not again be nominated for
mayor. It seems , however , that this is
nolF year for decency , in Chicago us
ivoll as elsewhere.
Only the other day Mr. Harrison wrote
a long letter m which lie staled that under
no consideration would he accept the
nomination , and if nominated would
necessarily be obliged to decline. From
he fact that the boodlers and bummers
if the corrupt pork center rallied to his
upport in the convention and his noni-
nation was unanimous , the fine political
work of the immaculate Carter is read
between the Hues.
There remains no longer n doubt about
his accepting the "honor" and his election
s an assured fact. When the wishes of
; he respectable element of a great city
arc ignored , and the ward strikers and
heelers control and dictate its politics.
ho situation really looks serious and
iionest men have just causa to express
iila'rm. The newspapers of Chicago can
sometimes convict corrupt oflicials after
hey are elected , but it would appear as
f their influence amounted to little when
Jarter Harrison is in the field.
AT the last meeting of the city council
Mr. Lowry introduced a resolution ,
which was adopted , providing that the
general superintendents of all railroads
n Omaha must within the next ninety
days put cross-arms or gates on all im
portant railroad crossings. The city at
torney has been instructed to prepare an
ordinance to govern the same. The
street traffic has grown to such an extent
in Omaha that this matter cannot re
ceive attention any too soon. Metropol
itan cities must bavo metropolitan im
provements and safeguards.
THE Atlanta Constitution sayss "If you
watch you will see that the express oflico
receives sixty jugs a day during the
week and over one hundred on Satur
day. " That maybe a wonderful business
for the new south , but the oil rooms at
Lincoln import from other places double
that number of jugs between midnight
and early morning , each day.
THE New York Sun complains because
Mr. Cleveland wears black pantaloons.
Mr. Dana , in a flight of eloquence , gravely
and reproachfully says on the siibject ;
"In honor of gentle spring , the benign
mother of catarrhs , ho might well drape
his manly legs in trousers of a lighter
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
A DELEGATE who nominated his favor'
itc in the Chicago democratic convention
fur treasurer had both of his eyce
promptly blacked by an indignant poll
tician. The man who nominated Cartel
Harrison for mayor ought to have been
served the same way.
ACCORDING to our Lincoln advices
John Sahler is a candidate for oil inspector
specter , provided the inspection bill be
comes a law. Mr. Sahlor's experience
in the Lincoln oil rooms ought to fit him
for the place. What he doesn't know
about "oil" isn't ' worth mentioning.
THE bill providing against the pooling
of grain dealers passed the house ( , ami
will become a law. The farmer can now
with safety figure on receiving a bottei
price for his grain. And it maypossibly
take elevator mon out of politics.
Miss KATE FIELD , charming and into !
ligent , is visiting Omaha a few days. Shi
is going to California to remain a year
It is very fortunate for this gifted lad ]
that the overland railroad passes north o
Salt Lake City , the home of the "horric
Mormon monsters. "
WITHOUT assuming authority to dictate
the BEK would kindly suggest that tin
streets and alleys of this city are veri
filthy , and the ordmanco relating to th <
matter should at once bo enforced
Warm weather is upon us.
JACKSON MARION , the Gage count ;
murderer , according to Governor Tbay
or'a .decision , must hang. Mr. Marloi
jet 'believes that ho will bo allowed ti
live. To-morrow , however , ho will ste ]
AFTER all the foolishness of fifty days
it really seems that the legislature i
getting down to business. It lahopei
something will bo accomplished.
Mr. Kr.cklcy's Grain Dill.
The'ftovOTiio.r has yet to sign the bill of
Mr. Keckloy , prohibiting the pooling of
grain dealers in Nebraska , and then It
becomes n lu\v. This is one of the most
valuable laws passed by the present legis
lature. Thu bill does not under
take to prohibit any company from
controlling or owning a large number of
elevators , yet It prevents oppo3itlondp.it-
ors from entering lute "comblnps" the
present bauc of all men's existence.
Under the MOW law it is fair to presume
that farmers will receive a higher price
for their products , ntid at the sumo time
makes competition possible. While the
passage of the bill is a surprise to all , the
fact that It is so nearly a law is a matter
of general congratulation.
IN dodging the vote on the bill prohib
iting the pooling of grain dealers , tiic
Right Honorable Patrick Garvey. of
Douglas , only confirmed the belief that
he is not representing the people.
Is naming the inter-state commerce
commission President Cleveland has dis
appointed at least three hundred men.
Over-production of imagined statesmen
A voi't'LAit lager bocrpiiloon in Otnahn
came very near being destroyed by lire
yesterday. To lose such nn institution
during the muddy condition of Missouri
river water would indncd be a calamity.
A WAITER fell di'ad at the Windsor
hotel in Lincoln .yesterday. JIo was par-
nliml while for " " from
waiting a "tip" a
lobbyist who had failed to sccuro an ap
propriation from the legislature.
Alfred Sully used to clerk la his uncle's
stoioatShcboygan VMs , WIs.
Secretary Eiullcolt has retuined from Mas
sachusetts nnd icsumcd his duties.
Oliver Wcndull Holmes Is to give readings
from his unpublished writings , In Boston ,
Justin McCni thy says the best lunch he
ate In this country was prep.ued for film in
Mrs. Mark Hopkins , the twenty-million-
atre. took a trip through the Kentucky Mam-
mouth cave last weoic.
Dr. Edmund,1. Janes , professor of finance
In the university of Pennsylvania , has de-
cllncd the pie&ldency of the Iowa State unl-
erslty , with double his picscnt salary.
Philllppoteaux. the celebrated French
painter , whoso "Siege of Paris" has been
rcatly admired In this country. Is now
painting acyclorama of .Niagara Falls.
"Since the death of Henry Ward Beccher , "
said Reptcsentatlve Mahony to-night ,
'Brooklyn has nobody loft but nie&elf and
Bliss and Talutaee and the Bridge. "
It Stands fur Hoodie.
tfhtlailclplita 1'iesf ,
Senator Hcnrjn B. Payne , ot Ohio , doesn't
enow what the letter B. In his name stauds
or. Wo can tell that In Ohio there Is a gen-
; ral impression that It stauds for boodle , and
: > leuty of it. I.
Many Benefits of High License.
lA'cio York Sim.
We had a systum ot high license hero some
wenty years aso , when Thomas C. Acton
was president ot thepollce board. It was.slm-
and most effective , and the point which
should not bo forgotten about U Is that , If It
had been continued , the whole debt of the
city could In n coinpaiativelj short period
have been wiped out with the revenue pro
New York IForM.
I. CANADIAN FISIIEBMAN.
Since the Yankees confess
Through their coast defense press
That their country is helpless and hopelessly
Why should we not wear
A belllgpieut air
And use a inoro bellicose tone when we
So , when backed on the sea
By the British uavoe.
Wo will tish In a lordly , imperial manner ;
And whenever we choose ,
In the course of a cruise.
Wo can wlpo up the ground with the Star-
II. UNCLE BA.M ( FROM BEHIND A TREE ) .
Oh I heed not the pranks
Of the coast defense cranks
And think of the projects that wretchedly
Remember the boy
In his wish to annoy
Who happens to jerk the wrong coon by the
STATE AND TEIUUTORY.
Sutton will illuminate with electricity.
Sheltou has a bonus in soak for a
The Long Pine Journal is five years
old and flourishinc.
Incendiaries have made two unsuccess
ful attempts to cremate Aurora.
Barefoot boys , straw hats and ice
cream signs are running loose in Ord.
A big prairie tire destroyed a Catholic
church in Erina , Garfield county , re
The gamblers of Hay Springs have
taken to the woods. The sheriff inyited
thorn to jail , but they skipped.
Ponca's three ounce sparkler turned out
to bo the frozen glance.of a hungry
tramp , hurled at a station-house pie.
The "sprinc boom" has struck Creigh-
ton. An Indiana advocate of Adams' '
eye opener is pulverizing the rum power
in the town.
There Is a vacancy in the Niobrarn
land oflico , and scores of faithful torchbearers -
bearers are willing to bo smitten with a
commission bearing Grover's signature.
The Nebraska City News gives it out
cold that the Atchlson , Topeka & Santa
1'e is bulldlnw a line to Omaha and will
tap the former-city on the way. Let her
Real estate ia ; so lively in Nebraska
City that the natives are chewing dust
nnn drinking Missouri mud. Almost any
enterprising ciGJ cn can spit a corner lot
in ten hours , -e.v
The B. & MNC9mpany has applied to
the court in Nebraska City for the ap
pointment of appraisers to appraise and
condemn propprW on the richt of way to
the brldgo nowHndcr construction.
Exeter is slowly recovering from the
effects of the announcement that a branch
of the ElkhoniViilloy road will strike the
town this sumrpcr. Bells tolled the glad
tidJngs , whistles shrieked witn enthusiasm
and luminous bonfires helped the general
The Ladora Independent , by Ellis A
Burton , is the latest. Ladora is the
county seat of Blaine countv and was
born In a whirlwind of speculation , and
a consuming desire to rob Brewster , the
pioneer town , of the county seat honors ,
The town is growing rapidly.
The largest mortgage ever recorded in
Phelps county was Iifod in the clcrk'i
office last Friday. It is a mortgage of th <
Kansas City & Omaha Railroad company
to the Central Trust company of Now
York , and is tor trie sum of f 15,000 pel
mile of the road of said company.
Iowa It au.
The Cass county jail is tenantleu.
Mahanka county has fifty-eight physi
clans , as shown by the register iu the
Red Oak expects a sixty-stall round
house and railroad machine shops.
Mrs. Foley , ngod 103 years , nnd the
mother of tea children , died u few days
since in Bunion county.
' The Marcngo artesian well borers
struck oil at a depth ofIUO feet. The
quantity and quality of thu lluul is a
Wells Wood , of Independence , carried
oil'the honors in thu Third congressional
district last week , in thu examination of
applicants for appointment to West Point.
If there is a survivor of battery L , First
Ohio light artillery , living In Iowa , ho
will confer a favor by pending Ins address
to Joseph Slavcns , Seymour , Wayne
county , Iowa.
The Sioux City Journal is troubled
about the quality of Omaha gnu. Our u.
c. can rest easy. Wo are drilling for n
natural supply and will probably tap
Sioux City before midsummer.
Georco Beach , a young car repairer ,
was killed by the cars at Pacific Junction
Sunday night. Ho fell from the top of
a moving train and wus frightfully man
gled. Ho was nineteen years of ago.
Bishop Cosgrovc , of Davenport , de
livered a notable sermon In that city last
Sunday on the Immoral tendencies of the
times throiurh the breaking down of safe
guards , which on co protected girls and
j'oung women. As a model for the rising
generation the bishop pictured the "old
fashioned girl" of tliuly years ago , m
the following words : "Sue win : iv litllo
fjirl until she was liftecn and she helped
her mother in her household duties. She
had her hours of play and enjoyed herself
to the fullest extent. Shu never said to
her mothur , ' 1 cant I don't want to , ' for
obedience was to her a cliorishud virtue.
She arose in the morning , when called ,
and we do not suppose whu had her hair
done up in papers and crimping
pins , or banced over her forehead.
She did not yrow into a young lady and
talk about her beau before shu was in her
teens and she did not read dime novels ,
nor was she fancying a hero in every
plough-bov fho mot. The old fashioned
girl was modest in her demeanor , and
she never talked slang nor used by
words. She did not lausrh nt old people
nor make fun of cripples. She hud re
spect for cripples. She hail respect for
her ciders and was not above listening to
words of counsel from those older than
herself. She did not know as much as
her mother , nor did she think that her
judgment was as good as that of her
grandmother. She did not po to parties
by the time that she was ten years old ,
and stay till after mill-night , dancing
with any chance young man who hap
pened to bo present. She went to bed
in season , and doubtless said her prayers ,
and slept the sleep of innocence , rose up
in the morning happy and capable of giv
ing happiness. And now , if there bo an
old-fashioned girl in the world to-day ,
may heaven bless and keep her and raise
up others like her.
Dcadwood will enjoy a charter election
on May 3.
Buffalo Gap's champion base ball club
is called the "Wind Cutters. "
Stock , both cattle and horses , along the
eastern side of tbo Hills , seem to have
stood the winter in good shape.
By the bursting of a 10-inch emery
wheel in the steam machine shop at Sioux
Falls Friday , Arthur L. Hmton was in
A plan is on foot at Yankton to change
the course of Rhino creek , which flows
through the city. The object is to re
deem about $50,000 worth of taxable
Gardening has been such a profitable
experiment in former years at Deadwood
that this year , according to the Pioneer ,
almost every person in the valley who
has a piece of land to cultivate is prepar
ing to plant it to vegetables.
The famous Drum Lummon mine pro
duced $178,700 during February.
The Montana club , of Helena , has de
cided to invest $60,000 in u club house.
The Montana Union and Northern Pa
cific railroads have been seriously dam
aged by washouts.
The Granite Mountain Mining com
pany is averaging along steadily about
$67,000 product ovcry week. Three and
a half millions a year from one mine.
Gallctin county's bonded indebtedness
is $105,000 , of which amount Park connty ,
newly created , is to pay $35,000 , as the
new county contains one-third of the tax
able wealth of the old county before di
There are three tunnels on the Helena ,
Boulder Valley & Butte railroad , the
Northern Pacific's branch line to Butto.
One at Beavertown 360 feet long , ono at
the summit of the mountain between Jef
ferson and Boulder 200 feet long and a
little ono of 60 foot between the two. The
ono at Beavertown is through , that on
the summit nearly so , and the other one
rapidly approaching completion.
THE COUNTY SQUABBLE.
What the Commissioners Say About
Misa Trueland's Case.
\Vlthreferencetothe article in Tuesday
night's BEE , the county commissioners de
clared emphatically yesterday that Clerk
Ncodham had no right to raise or lower
the salaries of the employes in his office.
They say that power belongs solely to
Referring to the case of Miss Trueland ,
one of the commissioners said : "Tho
plain fact of the matter is that the young
lady , who was ono of the best clerics in
the oflicn , was discharged by Needham
because she asked for and insisted upon
an increase of $15 in her salary.
Her work was numerical indexing , which
involves moro labor than the general
indexing. And yet the latter work was
performed by two clerks with a combined
salary of $130 , and the former by Miss
Trueland at a salary of $75. All the
former county clerks who have been
asked about this agree that Miss. True-
land's work involved moro labor than
that of the other two clerks who assisted
in indexing. You can see for yourself
that there is something wrong hero. "
ED BURN'S PUN'ERAk.
It Occurred Yesterday Afternoon
This afternoon the funeral of Ed Burns ,
the switchman who was killed in the
lower Union Pacific yards yesterday
morning , occurred from St. Philomona
cathedral. It Was largely attended by
the friends of the deceased and the broth-
hood of switchmen.
The remains were interred in the Holy
The coroner's jury returned last night
a verdict on the death of young Burns.
This concludes with the following : "We
further believe that the said death was
the result of the improper loading of the
car. " It is probable that a damage suit
ngainst the Union Pacific will bo the re
sult of the death of young Burns.
Ho Bob * Up Again.
Mr. William Spotts , cornmonlv known
as "Billy , " was mentioned in the BEE a
few days ago as the youth who had the
sublime assurance to write to Patti when
she WHS here fora couple of compliment-
nrics to the concert. Mr. Spotts has
been out of town for the post few weeks ,
but has returned. Yesterday ho turned
uu in the reporter's room with a smile as
bland as that on the face of a Chinaman
with a sleeve full of aces. He left the
following important bit of news , which
will thrill the heart of every Omaban :
Mr. Will Spotts and his friend a Gentle
man from Europe socnt 'i heir Evening Last
night at the Peoples TheaterTheoe two
Gentlemen say It was Tlie Best show com
pany that ever Come to Omaha.
MK. lIjKIl'B SYNDICATE.
It Cnnncit Mine cm the County Poor
Yesterday afternoon County Attorney
jlinonil llteil with tlio county commlss *
oners 1111 opinion on the subject of the
county's tensing ( oJ. W. Her pertain land
for Hit ) purpose of mining for coal and
Mr. Slmunil in this , says :
"First. Section ! J2 of chapter 18 of com
piled statutes of Nebraska dufincs the
[ lower of a county us follows : 1st. To
purchase and lioltl real nnd personal es
tate necessary for tlio use of the county.
Second. To sell or convoy or lease any
personal or real estate owned by thu
Section 23 provides that the county
loird : may sull the real estate of the
county attorney and purchase other
grounds In lieu thereof.
Section DI prohibits tlio sale of public
grounds without having lirst submitted
the question to a vote of tlio people.
The tir.st question which presents Itself
under the statutes nnd the contemplated
[ ease , is one of great importance both to
the county and Mr. Ilur. To the county ,
in'tho lirst place , because thu law limits
the amount of real estate that the county
is allowed to hold to that which is neces
sary for the use of the county.
To Mr. Her. In the second place , be
cause ho would bu liable nt any time to
an injunction on tlio part of any tax
payer prohibiting him from operating
under his leasn , from the faet that the re
moval or sulu of minerals ( eoutumplatod
by thu len.su ) is ( o that extent a sate of an
nterest in thu land itself , minerals being
a part of the fee.
Again , if this leasr should bo given it
would bo in tlio way of any future sale of
the land so luased , and might greatly
damngo the county if it was required to
either litigate thu matter or buy out the
But the principal question is ono of law ,
nnd in my opinion is decisive of this mat
ter.The land is owned by the county from
the heavens above to the lowest depths
beneath , thus Including any and all min
eral which may bo under the surface.
The granting to Mr. Her the right to
mine nnd take as his own any coal , etc. ,
which he may discover , upon payment of
a certain sum or uortiou of thu coal bo
mined , is-.1 sale to him of the coal , etc. .
which he mines and taku.s away , the coal
being a part of the land. The statutes
prohibit the sale of county lands except
by a vote of the people. "A leasu of
the right to mine for coal on the laud of
the lessees Is ugrani of nn interest in land
nnd not a mere lioeuso'to tnKo the coal. "
Harlan ct al , vs. Lehigh Coal and Navi
gation Co. , 85 Pennsylvania st , pace
303. It must necessarily follow that the
county board has no right to grunt the
lease in question.
I have left out all questions of the crea
tion by the county of a great monopoly
in Mr. Her by the granting of the lease ,
and merely suggest the inconvenience
which might arise to the county as well
as to Mr. llor In the future , if after largo
expenditures of money in the possibility
that coal should be found and extensive
mining operations were being carried on
under the lease , the county should
think best to sell the laud.
Respectfully yours ,
E. W. SlMEItAI , ,
OMAHA , March 23 , 1887.
WHAT MH. ILER SAYS.
Mr. Her said yesterday afternoon'Well : ,
I suppose that settles It. Wo can cct
plenty of other lands to mine. If we had
struck coal on the poor farm , we would
have mined it on a percentage with the
A DISTINGUISHED LADY.
Miss KntA Field Now a Guest In
Miss Kate Field , of New York , is now
in the city , a guest of Mrs. General
Crook , at Seventeenth and Chicago
streets , The lady has won distinction as
a woman of rare ability , partly from
her lectures on Mormonism and partly
through her bright letters which have
brought her prominently before the
periodical reading public. She is prob
ably the ablest and undoubtedly the
most forcible female lecturer on the plat
As she appeared to a reporter , Miss
Field is a person whose face gives indis
putable evidence of a strong individu
ality. It is ono which shone f orco.energy ,
and will power extraordinary. Her eyes
are blue-gray , bright and expressive.
There is an indefinable grace nnd courtesy
about the lady which servo to put ono at
perfect ease as soon as her acquaintance
is mado. She is a woman ot rather
slight physique , and dresses in a modest
costume of a subdued shade.
Miss Field stated that she had
simply como to Omaha for a few
days'rest and-visit , before leaving for
San Francisco , and thence to Alaska.
Her lecturing tour had closed in
Atchisou , Kan. While in that state she
had been attracted by the question of
prohibition-which she proposed to inves
tigate fully. During her stay here she
also proposed to examine the workings
of the high license system. Upon
the subject of woman's right she
occupied the same broad ground as on
other subjects and did not believe in
going to extremes. The ultra cos
tumes which some reformers advocate
she oonsiderod impracticable , for women
could never be brought to use them. She
heartily disbelieved ; however , in tight
lacing or any other such iniquities of
Miss Field could probabl y bo Induced
to remain in Omaha and lecture if the
proper pressures were brought to bear
upon her. She docs not solicit engage
ments but only speaks whcro she is in
vited. There are many people In Omaha
who would like to listen to one of her
THE PAXTON BAltBER SHOP.
It Is Opened Under a New Manage
William E. Magnor , the well known
and popular barber of this city , has pur
chased the Pnxton hotel barber shop and
has re-opened It in first-class shape. Ho
proposes to fit it up , together with a sys
tem of baths , so that It shall bo second tone
no establishment of the kind
in the city. Mr. Wagner is n
first-class man nt his business
nndovory man in his establishment 1ms
been selected with a view to turnip out
thoroughly artistio work. Those who
want a clean , smooth , quick shave or the
latest and best style of hair cut would do
well to remember "Billy. " Ho invites
all his friondH as well as the public gen
erally to call on him.
A Suspected Opium Don.
Parties residing m the neighborhood of
Moinig's dining hull on South Thirteenth
street , between Harney and Howard ,
complained yesterday to the police that
the laundry of Qnong Lung , under
the restaurant is extensively patronized
by the lower classes as an opium den. It
is alleged that "hop-fiends" como and go
at all hours of the day nnd night. The
place Is under watch now by the polico.
Coal fbr thn Poor.
At the end ot this month County Poor
Superintendent Mahoney will prepare a
statement showing the amount of coal ,
provisions distributed among the poor.
Mr. Mahoney says that about 100 moro
families were care d for this year than
lost , The amount of coal given out will
reach < n cost about $3,500.
TO THE PUBLIC -
With ( lie approach of spring
nnd the increased interest man ,
ifcstod in real estate matters ,
I am moro than ever consult *
cd by intending purchasers as
to favorable opportunities for
investment , and to all such
would say :
When putting 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 moro
than realized. I can refer with
pleasure to Albright's Annex
and Baker Place , as sample il
Lota 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
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. V
Further information , plats
and prices , will bo cheerfully
furnished. Buggies ready at all
times to show property.
W. G. ALBRIGHT
SOLE OWNER ,
218 S. 15th Street.
Branch oflice at SontJf Oma
N , B. Property for sale iuaJJ
parts of the city
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