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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : FlUDAY , MARCH 25 , 1887 ;
THE DAILY BEE.
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THE DA1IAT BEE.
Sworn Statement of Circulation.
Btntcof Nebraska , I , .
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Oco. H. Tzschuck , secretary of Tlio Bee
Publishing company , does nolomnlv swear
that the actual circulation of tlio Dally Boo
tor the week ending Mar. IStti lbS7 , was as
Baturdar.Mar.13 . 14.535
Bandar , Mar. 1:1 : . I3.fi.i0
Monday. Mar. 14 . 14,8.Ti
Tuesday , Mar. 15 . 14.005
Wednesday , Mar. 10 . 14.400
Thursday. Mnr. 17 . 14fl80
Friday , Mar. IS . .14.5
Average . 14.474
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Subscribed and sworn to before me thlsSlst
day of March A. D. , 1837.
N. T. FF.IL.
rSEALI Notary Public.
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deposes and says that he Is secretary of Tlio
Bee Publishing company , that the actual av-
eraeo dally circulation of the Dally lice for
thomonthof March , 1880 , 11.537 copies ; for
April , 1BW5 , 12,191 copies : forfor May , 1880.12-
439 copies ; for June , 1880 , 12,298 copies ; for
July , 1880 , 13,314 copies ; for Aucust , 1880 ,
12,404 copies ; for September. 1880 , 13.030
copies ; for October , 1880. 12,939 copies ; for
November , 1880 , 13,348 copies ; for December.
1880. 13,237 copies ; for January , Ib87 , 10,200
copies ; for February , 1887 , 14,193 copies.
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bubscrlbcd nnel swnrn to before mo this 9th
day of March , A . I ) . 1887.
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STUEET cleaning in 0 in all a is not what
it should bo by any means.
OMAHA , is to have n ten-story building.
S That's the kind of a story that ought to
As a country , the native ) mackerel and
Canadian warriors arc giving us but little
trouble this spring.
IT is about time for Mr. Sully to make
another deal. His Baltimore & Ohio
shufllc was not very successful.
THE board of public works should look
after the graders nnd make them do
their work more systematically.
Tun BEE is for sale at 5 cents per
copy or $10 a your. It is sold regularly
everyday , to over 14,000 purchasers.
MISSOURI river water served up the
color and density of chocolate is a luxury
once a year , but served up as a regular
diet , it becomes nauseating.
THEIIE nro still many wretched sidewalks -
walks on the main business thorough
fare ? which should bo repaired at once ,
or replaced by etono or concrete.
IK the board of public works can be
roused from its slumbers , wo may possi
bly be able to improve the sidewalks on
our principal business streets this spring.
THE governor of Missouri threatens to
call an extra session of the legislature.
The applause upon the adjournment oi
the statesmen has been mistaken for au
IT has been a long time since anything
I has been heard from Higsins Higgins ,
of Washington. Ho is still on deck , and
I now wants to be warden of the Balti
JOHN P. ST. JOHN has been hanged
again in ofllgy. It will bo a long time
until the country is rid of Mr. St. John ,
if that is the only way indignant Kansas
people hang him.
OMAHA has 170 saloons and Kansai
City has 405. This , however , does noi
prove that Kansas City is twice as larg (
as Omaha. It shows that Kansas Citj
can get away with more tarantula juice
THE only way to make the Omah :
boom permanent is to provide steady employment
ploymont for laboring men and women
Establish factories nnd build up ovorj
industry that employs men and woracr
at living wages.
\ \ HAT has become of the weather bureau
roau of the Union Pacific road ? Was ii
abandoned like a costly plaything , 01
have the gentle breezes of spring ren
dercd it useless ? Full many a scheme
like this is "born to blush unseen , am
ffitsto its fragrnuco on the desert uir. "
TUB Niagara park has been receiving
. .attention on both sides of the falls. Tin
American commission announces in r
triumphant manner that the long con
tinned reign of vandalism around the
falls , which has rendered the task o
beautifying the park one of cousidorabli
difliculty , is ollcctually checked. Hack
men have boon regulated as have also tin
charges , and Niagara will bo a mon
pleasant resort than over.
IMMIGRATION to the United States frort
T Europe continues active. The arrival ;
at Castle Garden , Now York , to duto , ex
f ? cccil 20,000 , which is about double tin
number that arrived during the sarni
time last year. The increase commence !
lost fall , and has since been going 01
etcadily. Those ) seeking homes hen
have come principally from thu conn
tries bordering on the Baltic nnd tli <
Mediterranean stus. Of recent arrival
it is noted that a much larger numbe
were from continental Europe thau fron
the British isles. Ono , and perhaps th
chief reason for this is to bo found in th
menace of war that has prevailed a in on ;
the continental nations for a. year o
more post , ana which nix months..ago i
was generally believed would deyolo
into actual hostilities by the prcson
prlng. The loss dangerous outlook fo
war will probably have the effect to dcto
many from leaving their Europeai
homes who may have contomulateddoinj
o , and It ii not unlikely that in the re
xnainlng months of the year the rate o
immigration of the paU tliroo will not b
Gniralng the 1'rcss.
This legislature of ours is a body fear-
ully nnd wonderfully made. It can
ruthfully boast that it excels nil other
aw-making bodies in the land in thu
jroeluctlon of legal monstrosities , The
ntcst nnd most extraordinary of its
oflbrts is SnolPs criminal libel bill.
As amended by the house nny
editor , reporter , head line wri
er , correspondent or publisher
nay be Indicted nnd imprisoned in nny
county in Nebraska whore the paper
vhich contains a libel written or pub-
Ishcd by them may happen to circulate ,
n other words , if this law is made part of
our criminal code Mcdill of the Chicago
2'ribnnc , Pulitzer of the New
York World , McCullagh of the St.
jouis Globe-Democrat , or Do Young
of the San Francisco Chronicle ,
may be indicted in Cheyenne or Dnwcs
county , Nebraska , for criminal libel , and
ho governor muy have to issue n requisi
tion to bring them for trial. This is not
nil , however. Since Nebraska has abol-
shed arand juries nny county attorney
who may for political reasons desire to
damage or cripplu the publisher of n pa-
) or of general circulation , -published
uindrcds of miles distant , could
ilo an Information for criminal
Ibcl in his court and compel attendance
of editors , publishers and reporters at an
enormous expense and great inconvo-
licnco. The palpabto aim of such an
dlotlc and unheard of law is to gag the
m-ss in the interest of public thieves nnd
political shysters. It places a club in the
tiands of rogues and deprives the public
of the palladium of their liberty a
fearless and untrammelled press. The
ucn who uro pushing this bill are nota-
ily vulnerable and fear that an untram
melled press would expose their
rascality. This class of lawless
lawmakers want to build a barri
cade around themselves ngninst
public opinion. They want to throttle
the press that they may the more freely
continue their depredations on the tax
payers. If such laws were enacted in
every other state of the union the Ameri
can press would bo placed on a par with
Lhat of Russia , where free speech is un
Friends or I lie Charter.
An nlnrm is sounded from certain quar
ters that tlio friends of an honest charter
for Omaha must bo on the olcct. Wo
nro told by these Pharisees and Publicans
that this city cannot afford to have a
check placed on its growth by any fool
ish or scltish legislation and the "friends
of nn honest charter" nro warned that
enemies are on the ground , anxious to
defeat the demand of the city for such a
charter as shall meet the needs of
the expansion of territory , and is
adequate to the increase of population
and volume of business.
Who are the friends of the honest char
ter , we pray ? Are they the blossom-
nosed journalists who went down to Lin
coln in the company of paving contrac
tors and political jobbers who wanted the
charter amended to suit their private in
terests ? Are the friends of an honest
charter the men who tried to pack
the exposition building with roughs and
bummers and sought to throttle popular
sentiment through a concerted cQ'ort
with a chairman who was the loading
paving contractor of Omaha ? Are the
friends of an honest charter the men who
wrenched the charter from the com
mittee on cities and put It in the hands
of that reprobate , spy Russell , and a com
mittee known to bo unfriendly to Omaha ,
and pliant tools of the gang of oil-room
vagabonds and corruptionists led by
General Vandorboom and the gambler's
boodler , Charley Grcon ?
If there is danger that Omaha is t < T bo
crippled by a charter which docs not
allow a proper expansion of territory
nnd is too narrow-gauged for the the
wants of Omaha , who is to blame ?
Who was it that concocted the
outrageous amendments which have been
plastered all over that charter by the ju
diciary committee ? Who is it that
knocked out the provisions to enable
Omaha to 6stnblish boulevards and parks
around the city ? The editors who con
sorted with the rotten and dissolute lobby
and sought to cover their tracks by
downright nnd barefaced falsehoods con
cerning the contents of the charter. Who
is to blame for the damaging delay in
the passage of the charter ? The
railroad lobby , the contractors and irre
sponsible blackguards who run papers in
which they do not own a dollar. This
class of patriots are now very much
alarmed about the dangers that beset
Omaha by reason of the delay and pos
sible defeat of the charter. Had these
kind and disinterested friends kept their
hands off nnd allowed the Douglas dele
gation to do its duty , as they knew it to
bo when the charter was introduced ,
there would now bo no ground for nlnrm ,
As it is , the mischief done and damage
inflicted upon vital interests in Omaha ,
einn only bo charged where it naturally
belongs ; to the men und papers that have
no honest purpose to subserve and only
personal spite work to do.
The G ratline Nuisance.
The grading season is upon us and
with it has come the annual tearing-ut :
of sidewalks by the grading contractors
to be followed by the annoying ruuil
puddles , broken fences and slushj
crossings. If this nuisance would
only last a few weeks in eacl :
street that is graded , and the
work was elono ns rapidly as patent shov
els , shovelers and teams can do it , nc
sensible person would complain. Bui
the way grading has been and is being
done in this city under our fast nnd loose
system , the improvement becomes an tin
bearable nuisance. The graders tear uj :
nnd pull down sidewalks , trees ant
toncoa right and loft on one street , pul
in two or three days at grading
and leuvo the unfinished job for months ,
repeating the same practice on n dozer
streets iu order to hold all other con
tracts with the least force. The resull
is a general tearing up nnd r
fearful mud blockade after cverj
heavy rain. It scorns to us thai
wo bhould start right this season
nnd nflbrd the people on graded street !
needed relief by compelling grading
contractors to finish one street at a time
promptly and replacing the walks ant
fences' rapidly as the work is done.
.Room for Aloro Hotels.
Probably no city of its size in the world
is better supplied with hotels thau Sar
Francisco. It was twelve years ago thai
her present great hotels wore opened
and it was then thought that it would be
a great many years before they woult
provo profitable. But to-day the leading
hotels of that city nro ovcr-cro'vr.lod , and
there is ample business for several more.
This fact lends the San Francisco Cull
to urge the building of a mammoth hotel
to accommodate at least 3,500 guests. An
investment of a million.or more in a first
class hotel , suys the Call , would pay n
safe and handsome return.
What Is true of San Francisco
is in a measure true of Omaha in regard
to hotels. When our two leading hotels
were erected at about the sanio time
many timid persons predicted that there
\vouldnotforycar3 bo business enough
for two such houses , and that neither
would pay. But , as In San Francisco , our
loading hotels are now crowded , although
they have recently been enlarged. The
fact is Omaha can support another largo
first-class hotel one which can com
fortably accommodate in the vicinity of
500 guests. Another hotel , to cost say
about $500,000 , would pay in Omaha.
There is plenty of room for such a hotel.
Let some of our capitalists take the mat
ter under consideration. At the time it
could bo completed , wo venture to say
that the rapid growth of Omaha would
warrant oven another hotel still larger
and more costly.
License In New York.
The battle for high license in Now
York , which has been waged with crcat
vigor , is over so tar as the legislature Is
concerned. What is known ns the
Crosby bill , providing for high license in
the cities of New York niiti Brooklyn ,
now awaits the signature of the governor
to become a law. The conflict over this
measure Is one of the most notable in thu
history of New York legislation. The
friends of the bill had to light the com
bined forces of the prohibitionists nnd
the liquor interests , the former USIIIK
with all the force they could bring to boar
the familiar arguments with which they
oppose all such legislation , and the latter
employing all the political influence nt
their command reinforced bv an abun
dant supply of money. If the bill be
comes a law it is estimated that it will
take at least a million dollars from the
saloons in addition to what they pay now ,
hence they had a very powerful incentive
to fight it. That it passed against the
formidable nnd determined ooposition is
porhcps to bo regarded as highly credita
ble to the legislators by whoso votes the
bill wns ndojted : , some of whom possibly
thereby imperilled their political chances
for the futura.
But the bill has yet to receive the sig
nature of the governor in order to be
come a law , and its friends are not en
tirely sanguine of success in that direc
tion. It has been reported that Governor
Hill will veto it upon the alleged ground
that it applies only to certain parts of the
state , and hence is in violation of the
principle of homo rule. It is true that
the governor has approved other legisla
tion more clearly local in character than
is the license bill , but in those cases there
was-nctso much political influence , or
political influence of a different sort , to
antagonize. It is significant that the bill
encountered a pretty solid democratic
opposition in both branches of the legis
lature , and it is hardly conceivable that
this was maintained contrary to the sym
pathies of the governor. Under nil the
circumstances , and having in mind thu
undoubted desire of Governor Hill to bo
on the best possible terms with all the
elements , of which the liquor interest is
not the least , of his party in Now
York and Brooklyn , his approval of
this measure would bo surprising. The
probable political effect , rather than the
principles involved , will in all likelihood
determine the action of Governor Hill.
But if the bill is killed by the governor ,
on whatever pretext , the cause of high
license will still havo. gained an impor
tant and encouraging step. It is some
thing that a majority of a New York leg
islature has approved it , even for local
application. The Irionds of the policy ,
the soundness of which experience has
amply demonstrated , will not abandon it
after a single defeat. They will continue
the contest , with the certainty of ulti
American Sympathy With Ireland.
The value of the expression of protest
made by the mass mooting in New York ,
on last Monday evening , against the pro
posed policy of the English government
toward Ireland , is not to be measured by
the numerical strength of that assem
blage , nor by the public or private rela
tions of the individuals most prominently
identified with it. It is doubtless quite
natural that the English tory press
should endeavor to detract from its slg-
nificanco by applying thojo methods of
estimating its importance , but they will
hardly thereby deceive oven their most
trustful readers who are intelligently in
formed rogardinc American sentiment
on the Irish question. Wo will not ven
ture to aflirm or deny that Mr. Dana and
some of the other gentlemen identified
with this meeting may have been urged
thereto by political or personal motives.
There is very slight probability that they
wore. But it can bo unqualifiedly af
firmed that the protest of thu assemblage
against tlio policy of coercion proposed
by the English government , its de
claration in favor of Irish homo
rule , and its expression of sympathy
with Ireland , voice the nearly universal
sentiment of the American people. The
suggestion of the St. James Gazctia that
the ' 'real feelings of real Americans , if
they could venture to express them ,
would bo strongly in favor of throwing
three-fourths of the who
- persons com
posed the meeting into Now York har
bor , " is simply a gratuitous insult quite
in keeping with the tory spirit and In
If there has ever boon a time in the
progress of this great i uo when the wis
dom or expediency of intruding Amer
ican opinion could properly bo ques
tioned , that time is not now. The course
proposed by the English government for
the treatment of Ireland is a retreat
toward barbarism which ought to en
counter the protest of all men who are
not thu enemies of political progress.
It is a policy that can have no honorable
or just defense. It is , as Roscoe Conkhng
characterized it , might brutal might.
It proclaims warfare upon that sentiment
of liberty and that sense of justice which
are universal , and which will not
and should not quietly endure
the assault. More than any other ,
the American people would bo faithless
to their character and their duty if in
such an uxlgoncy they remained silent
and failed to denounce in explicit and un
qualified terms policies aud principles re
pugnant to the : ago nnd destructive of
rights of which this ropublh is thu ex
pression and the exponent.
THE communities of the seaport cities
are beginning to feel apprehensive of a
possible visitation of cholera the coming
summer , Thdhliscaso is epidemic in
South America and Is reported to bo
spreading northward. There is reason
to fear that it may soon roach Central
America , in which case this country
would bo In danger , if It Is not now.
Now Orleans nnd Now York nro especi
ally nccessible , nnd from all accounts
both citius are in n condition to give the
discaso full course should it make its ap
pearance in cither , The demand is ur
gent for n prompt nnd thorough cleans
ing of both , and in fact of all exposed
points. Meanwhile the surgcOn-gcnornl
of the marine hospital service Is keeping
a close watch on the Infected ports in
South America , and on the appearance
of the first symptom of danger will take
advantage of the law which authorizes
the president , upon the report of the sur
geon-general of the marine hospital , to
place tin embargo upon nny Importation
of merchandise into the United States
which might convey the cholera mi
crobes. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Tin : beauty of low license is shown in
Philadelphia. In that city the saloon
license is $50 a year. There arc 0,1159 sa
loons , or seven saloons to every 100 in
habitants. This gives one saloon to
about every fittecn persons. Philadcl-
phiuns must bo a very thirsty crowd.
High license would materially reduce the
number of drinking places in that citv
nnd produce n large revenue for munici
The Coriilitll 3laaaztne.
Have all the soims been said ?
Aio all thu singers dead' . '
Is nil the music llodi'
Tlio sum and aim of llfo
Onodre.iry stiuu lc , life
With greed aud soidid strife ?
Man but a dull machine ,
Llvlnjra vast loutlno
Of nariow pmnoso mean ?
Oh ! while ono leaf swings high
Against an a iire sky
Iu spring time's ecstasy ,
There breathes yet the sublime ,
There beats yet living rhyme ,
'Tis still the youug world's prime.
Nature has high commands ,
Hears ( 'ifts with lavish hands
To him who understands !
THE FIELD OP INDUSTRY.
Krupp Is extending his tun factory to fill
large orders for the German government.
A Itusslan chemlsljhas perfected a method
by which pctroleuujf can besolidllied Into
bricks for fuel. " * . |
A Boston loconiollvo works Is advertising
for mechanics. Work is lushing at the Taun-
ton Locomotive works.
The Iron and steel workers arc divided on
the advisability of demanding a sharp ad
vance In tlio wares schedule.
A dozen strikes and lockouts have been
quickly settled In "western Pennsylvania
tlnougli tlio services of an aibilrator.
Four thousand lonsjof old horse-shoes are
to bo exported to Chlpa , where they will bo
melted up into sabro'Dlades and knives.
The cotton mills of the New England states
are all sold up at full prices. Largo orders
nro bnlng booked lor China , Africa and
A recent purchase of 21,000 , acres of min
eral lands , which Is only oue of many , was
recently made In Yirpiula.on which turnaces
and mills will be erected.
The Maine woolen manufacturers want the
factory laws so modified as to allow them to
run their factories overtime three or four
times a year when the rush comes.
The southern peoole are chasing northern
enterprise In tlieir eagerness to Invest in In
dustrial enterprises , and the municipal
authorities vlo with each other In extending
Inducements in sites , trccdom from taxation ,
Gas fuel Is gaining ground. A locomotive
works and a rolling mill at Patterson , V. J. ,
will use it Jersey City manufacturers are
preparing to introduce It , and In several
other cities east the economy oi tbo system Is
being carefully studied.
The house builders will bo very busily en-i
gaged from April 1. A number o largo
building operations will bo begun then.
Largo contracts are being placed for mate-
ilal , but the uncertainty of freight rates Is
checking a great deal ot business.
Persons Interested In the building up of
the south nro lloodinz certain localities ot the
north with immigration literature nnd with
( zood results. Colonies have recently conn
from the Cumberland valley to North
Carolina , where new Industries are spring
The list of employers who are sharlna
profits with their employes Is Increasing. The
Springfield Foundry company Is the latest
addition to the list , rillabury. the Min
neapolis flour man , has Inaugurated it with
satisfactory results. Five or six other largo
concerns have tried It.
A scheme Is on foot to utilize the pressure
of the fresh water wells of Ploilda lor manu
facturing purposes.Vater is tound at a
depth of 250 feet , and in many wells there Is
a pressure of fourteen pounds to the square-
Inch. The theory entertained Is the
greater the well tlio greater tha pressure.
The advocates of technlchal education
and manual training are organizing their
forces for a united effort. Tlio Industrial
association New York , which has boon devoting -
voting attention to this matter , declares it to
bo its conclusion that Industrial training
must be an Integral part of general educa
A 8500,000 cotton factory Is to bo built at
Fort Smith , Aric.a ; 3100,000 onont Char
lotte , N , C. ; one at Airy , N. C , : one at Cleve
land , Tonn. ; one at Athens , besides numer
ous expansions in the way of machinery and
additions. A co-operntlvo manufacturing
company will erect a S100.000 null at George
town , Tex. An immense cotton factory Is
to bu erected at Columjab. ) Miss.
Architects speak ofteri'of ( he rage for verv
high buildings when tlioro Is no urgent need
for them. Western cities with plenty of
pround nro copying alter Now York city ,
where high buildings are a necessity. Chicago
cage will nave several nine , ten and eleven
story ollico buildings. A twelve story hotel
is to bo erected In Minneapolis. These high
structures uivo wider scope to the genius of
Ulchmond. Va. , Is becoming an Industrial
centre. A Bessemer tccl works Is being
built on Hello Isle. A gloss works on the
co-operative plan will Aim out 13,000 pounds
per day. A shoe faciory"\vlll bo started on n
large genie. The Albebmrlo Paper company
will make paper on August 1. A largo brick
works will bo builtto make bricks for
northern markets out vi Chesterfield clay.
American bridge builders are teaching the
rest of the engineering . .world ho\v to con
struct bridges of great iMigth , strain , endur
ance and permanency. More bridge work Is
projected at this date than over In the history
of the country. Two are projected across
tne Hudson , six across the Mississippi , two
across the Missouri , a 810,000,000 bridge
across the Potomac. 4,050 feut long , besides a
multitude of smaller bridges. The brkke
works are consequently overrun with work ,
aud bridge Iron makers are unable to accept
all tlio business offered. Four brlJge-bulld-
Ing works are projected , and an expansion
ot mill capacity Is going on.
Iron and steel makers and manufacturers
.who use these products as raw material will ,
as a rule , be taxed to their fullest capacity
between now and midsummer. In every
branch of Industry enlargements are In pro
gress. Foundries are expanding their limits
and facilities : car works must Increase tholr
mnchinery : locomotive works nre going
long quietly. Makers of all kinds of heavy
machinery have very largo contracts on hand.
One concern IB preparing to make wrought-
Iron plpo twenty-tour Inches in diameter.
Mechanics nro surpassing themselves In all
Industries with their remarkable achieve
; VilJ < ik/i ( / > M < i 1'rtn.
This speculative discussion ns to the suc
cessor to Henry Ward IJceclier Is Idle nnd
vain. There Is no successor to Henry
Ward Becchcr ,
A Good llrsolvt * .
There Is a whole tempcranco sermon In
Air. John Lawrence Sullivan's declaration
that ho "won't touch n drop of liquor until
ho has laid away $100,000. " Any man , no
matter what his station In life , who should
make a similar resolve , would find his nest-
egg growing \ cry rapidly iu a short tnno.
"LOST LOUISIANA. "
Mines thnt nro Making Towns In tlic
Uoutlicrn Country ,
BEAK CITV , Ark. , March 18. [ Corres
pondence of the 15ir : : . ] From camp to
hamlet , to village nnd to town , nud how
wo write it Bear City I All in ton days
run nnd the quartz mills going on frco
mlllinc over discovered. There's some
thing of a rush to these scones , with Ne
braska parties frequently interspersed
and transactions , with them at least ,
possibly not without interest to many of
you readers. New dlscovcrica at the
"Lost Louisiana" mines lead to more
general exploration and iu them found
much general deposit in frco milling ores
in gold and the region alive in every in
creased activity there's the boom of
dynamite , the discharge of giant nnd
of black , as the developments go on ,
while the ringing of the hammer comes
chcurly ns drills go deeper nnd rocks ,
town and mountains boverodin penu-
trating the fastness of the treasurers de
posit. Free milling gold is found in
largely paying quantities with excitement
grout nnd the country in much general
uproar , consequent to such discovery.
Jle e a town is being built as if by
mngic. We have telepnono connection
with telegraph connections to till the
world , the right of railway secured and
the work being performed. Buildings
nnd improvements are everywhere , busi
ness blocks frequent , hotels common ,
feaw-mills completed , smelters erected ,
quartz mills active' , transactions m real
estate without limit , town lots skyward ,
values in nil relations rapidly on thu ad
vance and all things booming.
( } . \V. Shenpard and C. C. Chapm , of
your statu , have bought up tlio town ,
fairly , thouch S. H. llazeo nnd W. C.
Thompson tlio original "Bill" Thomp
son , in discovery of Lost Louisiana mines
of llivertou , arc sull'urcd to complete
saw , Inth and bhinglc mills and carry
equal parts in general merchandise , with
John 1) . Fulton in ten acre purchase in
the northwest corner of the lodge , nnd
J. G. Childs to occupy the snme.tmd each
from Biverton , while Orson linger , of
Bloomington , smokes his pipe from the
shaft ot the Lost Louisiana , nud George
Burke , C. C. Grove , L. E. Arnold , ami
Peter Sclimack , of Franklin , Tom Far
mer , from Exeter , and M. S. Murtin , of
Stella , whifi' such fragrance ns may bo
wafted mid rejoice in the possessions of
Arkansas. Nebraska is not only well
represented but , perhaps , shows such n
body of representative men hero as is
difficult to find in any chance assem
blage in the world. Bo this ns it may ,
these individvnls arc up to their eyes in
business , nnd if any good is to comb from
the condition , each is ticketed for n full
Indications point to the building of nn
important town at Bear City. It is six
teen miles west from Hot Springs , in the
direct line of all popular transit to Indian
territory , the center of the Bear moun
tain mining district , surrounded by tlio
best defined mineral belt and most cele
brated mines of the country , and pos
sessed in every first requisite for the pur
pose expected. New discoveries are con
stantly being made and the locations
pronounced in every reasonable promise.
That there are mines hero , and good
mines , none may doubt. The country
will pay to explore and the condition to
investigate. Residence aud investment
are sure to follow in such instance , nud
when the advantages in climate and op
portunity are considered it is no marvel.
People can work hero the year through ;
there are no snow blockades , blizzards or
like inclement visitations ; as I write ,
gardens are being made ; the grass
is ns green ns in early May
nt homo ; radishes , lettuce nnd
onions furnish first relishes in new crops ;
there nro no snow banks left in the fence
corners , none on sight on the mountains ,
neither does winter "linger in.tho lap of
spring. " It is a good country to come to
and Bear City a promisingplr.ee to settle.
Houses can bo secured and fortunes made
as readily heio as nny other spot on the
face of the globe. In all relations there
is the most encourasing prospects , but
just now the principal excitement relates
to the recent discovery in free milling
ores in gold , and so abundantly found
hero. That the Bear mountain muling
district will become a principal attrac
tion among circles of such interest is be
yond question , Bear Citv being in the
center of such a desirable field , cannot
help to become an important factor in the
more material prosperity of the country.
MAUION LEE ,
Tbo Elder Uooth.
Old play-goers have many anecdotes
about the older Booth. Ono night ns ho
was playing Sir Edward Mortimer in the
"Iron Chest , " it became very evident that
his potations had been too deep , nnd , to
the mnnngor's horror , ho nt length got off
the stage into the orchestra and com
menced singing an old English song entitled -
titled "Poacher , " the burden of which
It's my delight of nMilny night ,
In this season ot the year
to the great merriment of the audience ,
who bore with him very good-humorodly ,
Having succeeded in getting him behind
thu scones , ho wns vociferously called for.
and after n parley it was agreed ho should
finish the piny , On ho wont ngnin , nnd
again the manager's fears were intense.
"Finish it ns muck ns you can , " said ho
in n whisper from tlio wing. On which
Sir Edwiivd walked forward and said :
"Ladies nnd gentlemen , I have been
directed by tlio manager to finish tins as
quickly as possible , and so I'll finish it at
once hero , Wilford , catch mo ! " saying
which , nnd throwing himself into his
arms , ho "did the ( lying scene , " and the
curtain wns rung down amid roars of
laughter. At Pittsburc one evening Mr.
1-orrost was nbout to play Montexuiua ,
when Mr. Booth camu in aud said he was
going to support him by playing the
Indian chief , Antenino , for which part
ho dressed and maelo up , when , instead
of going on the stacu , ho walked out aud
took the cars attired us ho wns.
In Ivow York ho was arrested , much in
the same condition , and as ho refused to
give nnv other name than that of Lucius
Junius Brutus , ho was sent by Justice
Wymans to the old Bridewell. In the
course of the day Simpson and Price , the
managers , camu in search , stating that
ho had suddenly left the theater the night
before. Tlio justice , on discovering who
ho wns , sent nn order for his release Irom
durancu vile , nnd in the afternoon a carl
loud of provisions of various sorts , with
fruit , wino , etc. , were delivered , together
with a letter from Junius , to the gentle-
many inmates with whom ho had the
honor of spending a few hours in the
Ho once played Oronoko with bare
fcot , insisting thnt it wns absurd to put
shoes on a sluvti. But the most extraor
dinary feat , perhaps , was his perform
ance of "Ulchard III. " on horseback ,
which he did at the circus in the York
road , Philadelphia. Mnnymmilnr stories
nro told of him , some of which nro doubt *
less exaggerated , but the above frutka
nro undoubtedly correctly Mated.
Vnlno of Ijltcrnry Work.
Pall Mnll Gnzotto : Mr. Gladstone wns
paldi'250 for his article on "Looksloy
Hall" and the "Jubileo" hi the current
Nineteenth Coiilury. This suggests two
sorts of interesting reductions. First ,
say the nrticlo was nbout twenty pnges ,
and there tire about llvo hundred words
on n page ; In jCSftO tlie-ro nro exactly
60,000 pence , which shows Mr. Knowlo'd '
rate of pn.v to his most eminent contrib
utors to bo nbout six pctico n word.
Speech , or rather writinjr , is certainly
golden In this case , wlinloversllunce tuny
bo clsowhoro. Wo wonder nt what rnto
the other three distinguished contrib
utors were paid. Wo should appraise
their contributions ourselves nt some
thing like this , keeping to the proportion
of Mr. Gladstone's G pence a word ; Mr.
John Morley , 13 peuco a word ; Mr.
Mathew Arnold , i penuo a word ; Mr.
Swinburne , ten words n penny. Apropos
of this staggering check , it is interesting
to collect a few iigurcs of prices given
nnd ncccptcd for literature which well ,
is less ophnmeral than Mr. Gladstone's
golden cloqiionco. Goldsmith received
i'OO for the the Vicar of Wuknficld ; John
son ! 00 for the Lives of Poets. The
Lambs wore paid CO guineas for the Tales
from Shakespeare. " Fielding received
000 for Tom Jones. But wo have no
space to quote innumerable ) instances of
such Grub street prices paid for work
which still delights the world. Tnko
Thackeray , for instance , who said that
ho had never made moro than 5,000 for
any of his books. Fancy tlio price of
twenty Nineteenth Century articles for
Vanity Fairl On the other hand , Scott
made in less than two years , 20,000 ;
Lord Lytton is said to have made 80,000
by his novels ; Dickcnsis supposed to have
cleared 10.000 a year eluriug the publi
cation of Nicholas Nicklebv.and 7,000
was to have been paid for Edwin Drood.
"Dizzy" is said to have maelo 30,000 by
his novcls.whilo George Eliot's profits on
Komola wore estimated at 10,000 , and
Mr. Wilkio Collins received $10,000 for
two novels alone. Byron's gains were
about $23,000 ; Moore wns paid s,000 for
Lalla Rookh ; " Macaulay received 23.000
on account of three-fourths of His His
tory. " These figures would have been
doubled [ shall we sayJ but , nlasl thcro
was no litirnum of literature in those
days. What is a pen without a name ?
What is Going on In Slwashtown.
Alaska Irco Press : The brilliant enter
tainments given in Siwashtown during
the past week nro still the theme of much
conversation. The dancing academy has
been one continuous blaze of light
through the holidays , the festivities being
conducted under ho auspices of Mayor
Kow-co. In those portlv halls were as
sembled the beauty and fashion of the
place , and many were the gorgeous cos
tumes of the moro wealthy class of the
fair sex , and on not a few of them nn
elaborates displnv of expensive jewelry.
Miss Kow-eo-With-a-lting-in-Hcr-Noso ,
daughter of our much esteemed mayor ,
leader of Siwashtown soeiety < and heir
ess in her own right to two Auk rcsi-
dances nnd three canoes , wore a beau
tiful crown fashioned from hem
lock bark nnd eagle feathers ,
a bright colored bonded buck
skin chemise , high water calico overskirt -
skirt , nud n $10 Hudson bay blanket
thrown gracefully over her shapely
shoulders. For jewelry she displayed
fourteen tin bracelets , a silver labrette n
la shingle nnil through her upper lip ,
nnd two brass watch chains cucircleei
her brown ankles. Her nose and cheeks
were painted black and her arms nud
limbs from the knees down were baro.
Her elegant costume and graceful evolu
tions wore the envy of the fair sex , nnd
she was designated the "bollo of the
ball. " The old mayor himself wore upon
his head , the latest style hat , encircled
with euglo feathers , a military dress coat ,
Hour sack pantaloons , and a pair of rub
ber boots , His whole bearing was that
of ono born to command , and ho was
looked upon with reverence by all. The
music , which was furnished bv the Si
washtown orchestra , consisting of two
drums and five rattles , was rendered in a
The Union Pacific pulled out two sec
tions of sleepers last night , going west ,
all crowded. Travel is very heavy and
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FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS.
\tlemitlances should be. sent by post
money order or registered teller to
CIIAKLUS SCRIHNUIl'S SO.VS ,
743 and 743 Broadway , New York.
TO THE PUBLIC
"With the approach of spring
and the increased interest man.
ifeslcd in real estate matters ,
I am moro than ever consult
ed by intending purchasers aa
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 - . ± - 1
has been that the expectations
of purchasers -wore moro
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
car line is already building
past Baker Place , adding hun
dreds of dollars to the value of
Albright's Choice was se
lected by mo 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 iu ,
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 , plats
find 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 ale iualJ
parts of the city