Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 08, 1887, Page 4, Image 4
rr THE OIVIAHA DAILY BEEFRIDAY. . APKIL 8. 1887. THE DAILY BEE , PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. TERMS or nuiiftcnirnotti Dnlljr ( Mornlnif ttdltlnn ) Including Hundnr UK * . Olio Vour . . . $ IOKM For Six Months . f , W ) For Tlirco Month * . S M The Omfthit Hundny licit , tnalloa to nnjr , Ouo Ytmr. . , . 509 OMAHA orrirc. No. PH AMU wi FA VAH NBIV VOIIK orrtcr , UOOM ra , Tmni'Nr. HtMt.niMi. \VA8UIXUIUK OVrlCK , NU.6UITUUKlKICNIIIirHKKT. All communication * relating to news mid ml I- torliil inattor nliould t > ad'lrouotl to tUo Km- Ton or TUB lir.K. IIUBINESSf.KTTKIll ! All but ( now loltflrs unit romlttuncm ihoilld b Ullll-tlSMJll to TUB HltK I'UMI.IMItMl COMI'ANV , OMAHA. Drafts , checks and poilolflcu orders to bo made payable to tbaordtrof tliooonipauy , THE BEE POBLISHIlTcIPMf , PROPRIETORS , E. HOSEWATEIl. Entron. THE JDAIIjY I11CIS. Sworn Rfatninent of Gironlatton. Stale ot Nebraska , ) . . 8.8. County of Douglas. ) Oro. li. Tzschuck , secretary of Tlio lire Publishing company , tines solemnly swear Mint the actual circulation of tlm Dally Uco lor the week emllnu April 1st , 1837 , follows : Bnltml V.Mar.2rt H.O.TO Bimdav.Mar. 27 13.C.V ) jHomla'y , Mar. 'W 1 ltt Ttiwtlny , Jlar.- . . 14.fi0.r Wednesday..Mar..TO M. r , Thursday , Mar. 31 M5 ! ' Friday , April 1 Average ' . 14.107 tiF.O. II. T7.SCIHICR. Subscribed nnd sworn tobufoiomo tlilad day of Ajnll A. D. , 1B37. N. I' . KKII. . [ SKA 1,1 .Notarv Public. ( Sco. U. Tzsclmclc , hnlnc limt duly sworn , deposes mid ayn tliat liu In secretary of Tlio JU > o rubll.shliiirouitmny , that the actual nv- crnco d.illv circulation of tiio Dally JJce for tin1 mouth of Maich , 18SO , nf > 37 copies ; for April. 18W1,12,1111 copies : fortor May , ISM , 12 , 4.1 ! ) copies ; for . /lino. IbbO , 1S.BU8 copier for July , 18SO , 12,314 , copies ; for Atieust , 18bO. 12,401 copies ; for September. IBM ! . 13oxi : copies ; for October. 1BSO , rj.oti' ' , ) copies ; for November , 1Kb * ! , WM8 , ! copies ; tor December. ISSi ) . 18.237 copies ; for January. 1887 , 10'JGO , copies ; for Kobrunry , 18W7 , 11'iN ( copies. Oio. : n. Tzpcirucn. hubgcrlbcdand sworn to before mo this Oth day of .March , A. I ) . 18S7. ISKAL.I N. 1' . KKII. . Notary Public. Tin : people of Suhnylor vindicated themselves by keeping Mr. Russell the traitor and spy out of ollico. ( AS fNSW.CTOIl GlMIKKT g'lVCS U Otlt 118 ft fro/.nn fact that water gas cryslalizes into chunks of ion during every bli/.zard. Tin : cnntnil committees of both parties will hayo to follow suit and extend their city limits from .South Omaha tp Florence Juke. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ IP some "grout family paper" should offer pmo for the best fiction "The Story of n Doom" Kansas City editors would provo the lucky competitors. AKIIOK day comes along iu a.short time , nnd it should bo remembered that the man who makes two trees grow where but one grow before is u benefactor. \Vr. have had no rain since the last election , and a good many of the politi cal laboring men who hold down the iron railings around Itayd's opera house are grilling awful dr'y. "ANOTiir.u war cloud has begun , lo ob- BCtire Ihc sky of Europe , " says a brief cablegram. It has boon noticeable for a Jong tlmo past that all these war clouds liavo a silver lining. THE dispatches from Washington nii- nounco that an effort will bo made to suppress liquor selling in that city on Snnday. And congress has adjourned. This seems like locking the stable after the horse ic gone. MIC. BLAIXI : in his St. Louis speech suggested that Missouri should erect a monument to Thomas Jefferson. What is the matter with Senator George Vest. In a great many things ho is menu mental. EX-GOVIUNOI : : ST. Joit.v , of Kansas , gvlng his opinion recently of the high- license question , said : "The whole sys tem is a fraud nnd a sham. " It maybe well to say if what ho thinks is true , the saintly St. John" Is a whole Hconso pys- torn by himself. Ii' a man publishes a libel in the state of Nebraska , without justification , his chances are good to go to the peniten tiary. Hut an army of men can circulate slanders on an honest man and as long as they only circulate thorn by word of mouth no penalty can bo imposed. WOMAN suffrage is a success down in Kansas. A woman in a Kansas town was elected constable. She is unmarried , yet beautiful. And it is wondered if a man tilled with love could pour out his soul by whispering soft nothings to a con stable. It is feared that the fair lady has climbed the giddy heights of fame only to find them cold. THE town lot booming in the south is not much different from the same busi ness in the north. A southern paper flays that when a stranger remarked to a citizen that ho saw they wore plowing for corn the natiro uxolaimcd : "Man alive , them ain't corn furrows over thar. They air streets and this hero is a city. You air now on the corner of Commercial and Emporium streets , and not in the check of a corn row as you mought suppose , " This oven beats the Dcorliold boom. A HOY named Joseph Johnson , aged fourteen , was arrested and taken to the New York police court , charged with stealing a small stove wilh a bright fire burning in it , from a dock watchman's hut during the laltor's absence. TJils beats the record of any Nebraska legisla tor. IJut through respect to the boy's paronU It is but just to say the Nebraska state house was heated by steam , and no red hot stoves wore handy the day the statesmen adjourned , EX-SEKATOK VANWYCK , as u member of the Nebraska legislature exposed bolter Gore's state printing steals. Evci siKOO that the Lincoln Journal has been relentless in its warfare against Vaiv Wyr-lc. It assaulted the old soldier's re publicanism and threatened to boat Mm with ii democrat. K. P. Koggen made it Impossible for ( inro to continue In his state printing sloala , and as a republican candidate for mayor of the capital city , the Lincoln Journal elected a democratic mayor by lampooning the ex-sccrctarj of stato. Hoggou is an old soldier , bul his republicanism ! .s not good enough for Ck'ro. Hero is consistent party loyalty with a il' _ JiJKiftfc - An Irrltnblo Wnr Minister. Tho.jnllitary cslabllshmcnt of this gov ernment U ordinarily the most peaceable department of the public sorvlo o , so far ns popular observation can discern. It may have its Internal jars and frictions , but generally they are not permitted to become public property. When the present sccrclary of war was named , the selection appeared to bo entirely con sonant with the commonly conceived character of the service. Ho was repre sented to be a quiet , retiring gentleman , eminently perfect In disposition , and of course without the slightest knowledge of or taste for military affairs. Such a man , it was thought , was just the person to carry on smoothly the routine of the war department. Tlio description has been verified only in part. Mr. Endicott has been in a way retiring. He has studiously kept him self away from the public. According to trustworthy report a great deal of his ollicial work has been performed in his homo , where he could bo trco from the intrusion of the outside. This practlco hai had ils annoyances and embarrass- men Is for those who had business with Hie war department which it was necessary to bring to the secre tary's attention. It is said the presi dent has referred to il with displ ensure. The newspapers have commented on it. IJut the desire of Mr. Endicott for re serve in tills respect is so strong as to have resisted all these influences. At the department , during the little lime ho spends llioro , access to him is very dlfli- cult. The caller must run the gauntlet of a messenger who seems to bo in full sympathy with tiio secretary , and who is kept on guard at the oulcr portals un doubtedly for the reason that ho is "a gruff , pretentious and most uncivil crea ture. " lie is a particularly fortunate person who gets an audience with the war sccrclary. Hut this quality of reserve extends only to the protection of tiio person of the secretary. It doesn't reach to his ollicial acts or deter him from making himself unpleasantly conspicuous to those who In any way traverse what ho deems to be lis lines of authority. Ho has had sev eral differences with General Sheridan , duo to his interference with what the lat ter considered his functions. One oc curred early in the now administration , when in pursuance of a change in the rule concerning details , which did not except oven the headquarters from its operation , General Shei'idan found him self obliged to remove some members of his stall' . Another related to the direct issue of orders from the war de partment olliccrs on duty over when the lieutenant general considered that his position as head of the army gave him control. The recent case of Colonel Gib son , In which that ollicor was called to account by the secretary of war for al leged derelictions was u rather marked instance of the friction between the head of the war department and the head of the army. The most notable example of Mr. Kndicott's ability to assort himself was in designating the adjutant general instead of the lieutenant general t > f the army as acting secretary of war. This exceptional and immilitary act was as nearly as possible a direct challenge to conflict. Our Washington d ( patches now report the secretary of war in another conten tion. The second comptroller of the treasury , Mr. Maynard , now assistant secretary of the treasury , having dis allowed the mileage accounts of several military ollicors while traveling abroad , the secretary of war demands that the accounts bo referred to the court ol claims. Mr. Maynard replied saying substantially that the treasury was en tirely satisfied with its position , and if thn secretary had any doubts as to th o correctness of his own views an appeal to the court might bo of value to him. The result , however , could not af fect the past-or control the future action of the treasury department on the ques tion in issue. There is very likely to bo some further interesting developments from this difference. Meanwhile the popular impression of the secretary ol war Is not growing more favorable. The qualities ho has disclosed arc not such as the people admire or value in a public ! ollicial. . The administration would not lose in popularity If ( t wore rid of Mr. Kndicott. Ilio Anti-Gnmbllni ; Now that Governor Thaycr has ap proved the anti-gambling bill , it may be timely to explain its effect. The present law against gambling simply makes the keeping of gambling houses or the business of gambling a mlsdumoanor , punishable at the dls crotion of the court by line or imprison ment in the county jail. In Omaha thcro is also a city ordinance agains gambling to tiio same effect. Arrests under those laws and ordinances have from time to time been made and in some Instances , notably that of the late William Jones , alias Canada 15111 , gamblers - blors Imvo been jailed for a short time Hut they have nearly always managed to escape the prison penalty under loga technicalities by appeals to the higher courts. In Omaha and in Lincoln public gambling has for years been toloratoi by the authorities and treated like the social evil. The keepers of public gambling houses call at the police cour once a month , plead guilty of a violatloi of the ordinance and pay a nominal line Gambling being illegal , the losses at the ( raining table arc debts which wore not collectable in a court of justice under existing isting law. Under the now law public gambling is made a felony , punishable by iines and imprisonment in the penitentiary. This will necessarily do away with the existing system. No gambler will dare go before ttio police court to plead guilty of n crime which would scud him to the penitentiary When the city derives no revenue from tins class of tolerated offenses , the police will enforce the law against public gambling unless indeed the cniof of po lice and his subordinates should go into collusion with the gamblers. This is no nt all likely to happen , except whore gambling may be carried on under cove in some private room. But quite apart from the severe penalty which the new law 1m poses upon professional gambling them i a provision In the now law which wll make the carrying on of suoh business extra hazardous. This clause rends a follows ; "Any person or persons wht snail lose any property or money In n gambling house or other place , either a cards or by moans of any other gambling device or game of hazard of any kind uch person , the wlfo or guardian of uch , his heirs , local representatives or creditors , shall have Ihc right to recover ho money or the amount thereof , or the property or the value thereof , in a civil action , and may sue each or all persons wrlieipaling in the game , and may join ho keeper of the gambling house or other place in the same action , who shall > o jointly nnd severally liable for any money or property lost In any game or through any gambling device of any kind , and no title shall pass to said property or money , and in an action o recover Hie same no evidence shall be required as to the specific kind or dcnom- nallon of money , but only as to the amount so lost. " With such a stringent law public gam- jling houses cannot flourish in this slate oven where the authorities arc inclined to tolerate the practice. Something In a Name. The lamentable ignorance of some caslern newspaper men cannot be better shown than by copying the following paragraph from the Jersey City Journal. . Iho people of the west of course know that Nebraska was mistaken for Nevada : The state of Nebraska Is steadily losing Its population , and Its volume of business Is dc- creaslnp , anil it Is In danger of dying of dry rot. It Is dllllcult to get money enough In taxes to earry on the state covernmciit ; the legislature has just passed an act authorizing i htato lottery scheme for the purpose of rais ing rash , and Having the .state from bank ruptcy. This Is a prfltty bad showing for a sovereign state. It Is now evident that Nebraska never could have been made a state , but everybody thought when It was done that n great future was before tiio com monwealth ; which shows how greatly at fault men may bo In thnlr judgment. It Is a singular fact that them Is no constitutional or legal way provided for remanding a state back to a territorial condition. The makers of the federal constitution never tlioucht of such a contingency an a state desiring to get rid of Its statehood I This item is going the rounds of all caslern exchanges. The scissors editor of Iho Cleveland Leader is the last man to reproduce it as a serious matter. The fact that Nebraska numbers nearly a million people , and her population is in creasing at the rate of JJOO per day the year round , and building about three miles of railroad each day of the week ; that she Is building new tqwns and cities in every nook of what was formerly the great American desert , goes for nothing. The Now Jersey editor must either bean an ignoramus or a very poor penman. The Salvation Nuisance. The great hue and cry raised about the persecution of the Salvation army is sentimental moonshine. The army has been allowed lo go on from bad to worse in this city until it had become a public nuisance. It has reclaimed nobody from vice in this world , and whatever It may claim to have done for the salvation of the souls of the hoodlums who constitulo a largo body of its escort through the streets , it is not visible to the naked eye. Omaha is not the first city in America whore the police have been compelled to disperse and arrest the so-called army of salvation. It had to bo done in nearly all the largo cities , and the action of the police mot the approval ol the best people of all creeds and classes. The right to worship is one thing and the right to run riot with noise and disorder is another. The tact that the Salvationists defied the police and re fused to obey their request to quietly d is- perse , justified the police oflicers in taking them to the station. Their prompt re lease by the police court shows that there is no disposition to persecute them. II they insist on making martyrs of them selves , they arc entitled to no sympathy and will receive none. No rtoodlor Methods. Wo are informed that at least one il not several of the architects who are competing for the proposed Douglas county hospital are resorting to methods calculated to throw n suspicion of cor ruption upon Iho commissioners. Frank Walters , a nolorious boodlor , has , wo are told , been engaged to inllunco one ol the commissioners , over whom ho claims to have control. Other profes sional boodlors are said to be very much interested in the adoption of certain plans. Now wo hope that the commissioners willoffcotually put an end to such scandal. Any architect who would employ Frank Walters or a man oi that stamp to influence the action of the county board , should be barred out , oven if he has the best plans. The construc tion of public biddings concerns all tax payers , and an effort to introduce cor rupt methods should bo promptly re- tienlod and stamped out. Iitlo Talk. The railroad racket which for the mo mcnt seems to divide the Omaha news paper combine is interesting mainly ns it foreshadows the policy of the par tics and influences by which those papers are controlled. Up to the present thcro is really nothing to debate , and in the language of Old Abe , wo "do not propose to attempt the crossing of Fox Hivor until wo got to it. " When the Milwaukee reader or rather the Nebraska Central , comes forward with a square , business-like proposition for : i subsidy , coupled wilh guarantees of bridging the Missouri am constructing its proposed extension , we will bo in position to say whether or no the people of Douglas county can afford to vote Iho amount ot bonds asked to aid the onlorpriso. There Is nolhlng before the house yet , and therefore wo see nothing.to talk about. Tur.iiE is some doubt as to whom the legislature intended to compliment ant immortalizeby creating Chase county. The natural presumption is that Ohio.'a great ntatesrnan , Salmon P. Chase was. . the man. Tliero are other men uy the same name vain enough to imagine that the legislature had them in its mind's eye. Everybody knows whom Sowari county was named after , but an ox-oity marshal of Omaha might , if lie is vain enough , take it into his head that ho is the man. Every follow by the name o Drown may pride himself on the fac that he had been highly complimontot when Brown county was carved onto : Holt county. * MAYOU Horn is not n candidate for re election in a political sense , but ho is willing to accommodate Pat Ford and others of his friends who run the demo cratlo tuacldno. Mr. Boyd is also willing to servo the "citizens" of Omaha who -eld that hurried and unanimous inaca meeting at the Vcadomy of Music two years ago. * j THE gambling bill goes into cf- cct on the 4M of July , amid the booming of artillery , the fizz of the fire cracker nnd the ascension of sky-rockets ami fire balloons. The Inlo judiciary committee boodlers will deliver appro- ) riate oralious explaining how they passed the bill. Tire naming of counties after promi nent living politicians is a questionable custom at best , b'ut when the legislature chooses ] to pcntQtualo the name of a a man who is connected with the crimi nal practices of the railroad lobby , it is an insult to the moral sentiment of the people. Oim foreign export of wheat shows a Ino increase. It Is a pity that , just as we have outlived the depression , the Euro pean countries should begin to put duties on our offerings. America must adopt rctalitory tactics. WHO wants to bo comptroller of [ ) maha ? Tliero will bo a fine opening for a first-class accountant and business man after May ! 1. For further particu lars address the respective ward bosses. IT is rather suggestive that Iho ninety days fixed by llio constitution for all bills that are passed without the emergency clause , will , as in the case of the anti-gam bling law , expire on the 4th of July. STAT12 AND TKllIUTOKY. Nel > rnnkn .lotting ? . Fairmont cries out for a brick yard. Railroad passes are now a foot long. Tim school census gives Nebraska City a population of II.UIO. lion. J. Sterling Morton is booked for an address at the stale university on Arbor day. Albion and Hoono county have issued a tasty vest pocket pamphlet , illuminating the advantages of the country. Nebraska City has received the joyful assuramo that Missouri Pacific trains will btop in that town twenty minutes for dinner. Burglars in various parts of the state have combined with the railroads in making the long and short haul odious to the victims. A very handsome specimen of petrifac tion is on exhibition in a show window in Fremont. Il is a fragment of the dem ocratic ; ticket , lately deceased. Prohibition made few gains in the mu nicipal elections in ttio state , while a dozen to\Vns returned to license and reg ulation , preferring that to the drug store plan. The HeatricoCultivalor company , cap ital ! ? 4U,000 , has filed articles of incor poration. The Dempster Windmill com- jwny will supply llio necessary plant , which places the success of the enter prise beyond the province of a doubt. Wymore is being boomed as the "Un rivalled Magic City of the stato. " Pro gress is painted on the battlcmenls of Iho town , and real estate guarantees tin per cent more in a year. I'o these advant ages may be added "magnificent land scapes and lovely sunsets. " Tlio St. Joseph & Grand Island railway has let the first contract for its Denver line , which will start west from the main line of the St. Joseph & Grand Island road at Fail-field , Nebraska. The con tract let was for eighty-live miles , the dis tance between Fairlicld and Alma , and work upon it will bo commenced at once. Blue Hill comes , , lo the front with figures to show that in business and building vitality the town has no equal in the stale , ago and population con sidered. This is a broad claim , and must stand until controvorled. The town has a population of 1,000 , has three railroads and three banks , good business houses and comfortable residences , and in the midst of n rich and cultivated farming country. During the week end ing March 31 eighty-five cars of stock and grain were shipped from the town. The freight charges on this amounted to $10,000. , Any town anxious for the pen nant will bring forward "persons and papers. " The exposure of the Bcalrico Mutual Lifo insurance fraud by the BKE a few weeks ago , was endorsed by the state auditor , of Colorado , who investigaled thn concern and reported to the legis- laluro that while the company in its poli cies docs not agree to pay a definite amount to the beneficiary , only what the assessment will yield , but the agent of the company represents to the people that Uioy will receive stated amounts. "As a matter of fact , " says the auditor , "the company does not agree to give the staled amount , as represented by the agent , so that the policy holders , though they get what is normally stipulated in the contract , do not get what they are led to expect. " Iowa Items. Ottnmwacoal mines are being operated on halt time. DavunpOrt has 211,100 tons of ice laid up for the sultry days. The annual stale convention of the Irish National League of Iowa will beheld held at Ottumwa on the 27th inst. The fifth annual meeting of the Anni versary association of the Independent Order of Odd Follows of central Iowa will bo held at DCS Moincs on the i Uth inst. inst.A A hitherto respectable young girl ol Keokuk won arrested on tiio evening of the 4th inst. for dressing in male attire. She was discovered by an ollicor in a saloon. Gcorgo Atwaler , aged seventeen , and Waller Freeman , aged twelve , were found dead drunk Saturday nijjht in Hamilton where they reside. Young Freeman was found near the railroad track , and the liquor ho drank came near producing death. It was necessary to use restoratives. City legislation at ifoissouri Valley was suddenly brought to aicioso on Tuesday evening. Just after tile city council had bpen called lo order , ; i conslablo from Logan appeared audi arrested Mayor Seaton and three members of the council on a warrant sworn mil by one Smith , on ii charge of falsely iis umingto bo olliccrs under the board of hbalth rules. The trouble grew out of a , < iltlo quarrel between - twoon two citizens ovcu a hog-pen , and is purely spite work. ' Utah nnil Jlitalio. A board of trade hajs'bucn organized in Salt Lake City. . f i The banks of Salt Ijato handled nearly $1,0011,000 in bullionIho , last half of March. < n The Stem Winder , one of the Hunker Hill group in Cuuir d'Alone , was sold this week for $30,000 to Portland men. W. A. Douglas , a wealthy railroad con tractor from Leadvillo , dicd , of apoplexy in the baths at Heck's hot springs last Sunday. The champion boxer of Wardnor , Idaho , offers to knock out any ton men in the town one after the other without in termission who care to stand before him or forfeit (50. Last week's local mineral shipments from Salt Lake were 10 oars bullion , 410,703 Ibs.j 89 cars silver and load ore , 802,100 Ibs. ; 10 cars copper ore , 874.JOO.j ! 3 curs common loud. 1)7,023 ) Jus. ; total 07 cars , 1,020,707 Ibs. A petition is on foot asking congress to create a now territory with northern Idaho , joined to that portion of Washington - ton territory having the Snake river for the southern boundry line and the Co lumbia nnd Okinakano rivers ou the west , to bo called Columbia. The I'aclfla Conflt. Thirty-three hotels are bciug built In Los Angeles county. The completed census of San Diego shows a population of 11,307 , Licorice culture is quite an industry at Florin , in Sacramento county , and is proving quite a profitable business. A San Francisco policeman , whoso car was chewed off by a hoodlum , was offered $590 to drop Iho prosecution. Ho actu ally refused it. Wheeler's peak , 14,03(5 , ( feet above the level of the sea , is the highest point in Nevada. There are twenty-seven peaks in this state over 10,000 feet in height. A rich sliver ledge has been discovered in the Santa Hosa range , near Los An geles. It is said the ledge is five feet thick and extends eight to ten miles. An eighteen-foot shaft exposes black car bonates. A crank threatened lo visit San Fran cisco with a terrible earthquake unless he was paid f 10,000,000. Ho calls him self the "Vicc-Kegent of Iho Lord. " On Wednesday the "Vleo-Kcgont" sub- milled his last demand , written In red ink , in which he declared thai ho would temporize no longer , and if the $ 10,000- 000 was not forthcoming in twenty-four hours ho would shy an earthquake under the peninsula. _ DOUBLE LYNCHING. Graphic Description or n Hanging in New Mexico. In Macmillian's Magazine Mr. A. II. Paterson tells an cxciiing lalo of a typi cal lynching case in which he himself took an active part , some years since. He fixes the scene of action at Toros City.in New Mexico , but warns us that this name is fictitious , as well as those of the citizens to whom ho introduces us. Shortly after 5 o'clocjc on a sultry July morning , the jury , which had been engaged - gaged all day in the court house of Toros City trying a criminal case of consider able interest , adjourned lo a private room in the hotel or tavern hnrd by tor refreshments. The foreman then pro ceeded to "business. "Gentlemen of the jury , lie began , "I understand you to bo unanimously of the opinion that Sam Cobbott and Jim Grohc , accused by Tom Hanson of the murder of bis brother Ed ward , arc " ' 'Not guilty. " burst simul taneously from Iho eleven jurymen ad dressed by their foreman , who was fairly taken aback by a verdict directly in the lecth of the evidence. Nevertheless , he bowed to the will of the majority , and when they got back into court , ho stood ii ) > and faced the people boldly , giving a verdict of "Not truiltv" in a loud and emphatic tone. The foreman's conscience told him that the verdict was wrong , but it was useless to light against his eleven colleagues. It subsequently transpired that they find the judge had boon bribed by the two murderers a not uncommon occurrence when there is money in the hands of the accused and little in those of the men ap pointed to try him. Vengeance was not long in coming , The oldest inhabitant of the little town was Joseph Cartwright , a man universally respected , and an Ulti mate friend of Edward Hanson , the vic tim. As Mr. Patcrson walked away from the court house , amazed and outraged at Iho verdict , ho fell in wilh Cartwright , who had been very kind to him when ho first struck Toros City , "u raw tender foot , " some ten years before. "Mr. Cartwright. " ho asked , "what on earth does this thing mean ? These men are guilty. The jury must be mad. " Mr. Carlwright's answer was pitched in a very low key , but in a few moments Mr. Pater.son saw him shaking hands with Mike Allison , the wildest character of the settlement , and divined that mischief was browing. As they approached Cart- wright's house , the latter invited thorn both to supper , and they soon found themselves seated at a long table. Around it were placed Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright , Mr. Paterson , Mike Allison , the des perado , Tom Hanson , brother of thn mur dered man , and three other guosts.rancti- men from the neighborhood. When sup per was over and Mrs. Cartwright had loft the room , Tom Hanson rose and ad dressed "the crowd. " "A week ago , " ho said , "my brother Edward was shot. To day two men have been tried for the murder and acquitted. Now , some say this is justice : some , say not. There are folks who believe Cobbct and Grebe should be hanged. Gentlemen , I want you to fix this matter as you think right. " The speaker ended by proposing that Joseph Cartwright be chosen as judge. Accepting the responsible post with much quiet dignity , Cartwright rose and viewed the evidence given that day in the court houso. As stated by Cart- wright in his character of Judge Lynch , it told so heavily againt Cobbct and Grebe thai no doubt of their guilt re mained in anv mind. Called upon lo give a verdict of "guilty" or "not guilly. " Mine Allison rose and said : "The .pjdgc and jury who acquitted them were bribed to do it. 1 could got wind of the amount given to each of them if it were wanted. I say thcso men are guilty of murdering Ned Hanson. " The word "guilty" was repeated by every man at the table , ana tiio judge rose to pass sen tence : "I do hereby decree that Sam Cobbot and Jim Grebe , being guilty of the murder of Ned Hanson , shall die by hanging at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning ; and I call upon nil men here present to assist mo at whatever risk to themselves. This I do in virtue of my authority as Judge Lynch so help mo God ! " Taking a small bible irom his pocket , Cartwright handed it to each ottholynchors , who kissed it , and then lay down in the next room until they were awakened to take part in the grim business which awaited them with the dawn. At 2 a. m. a light touch upon Mr. J'alcrson's shoulder aroused him from sleep. In the middle of the room was a .small kcroseno lamp , and close to it a roll of black calico , from which each lyncher cut a slip and wound it round the upper part of his face. This was done not as a mask , but in order that Judge Lyneh's executive olllcers might know each other. Kvory man was armed with u long knife and a couple of revel vers. It was arranged that Cartwright , Tom Hanson and Mike Allison should bring out the doomed prisoners from Iho hotel in which they were sloeping. The rest of the party , all wearing the ominous black badge , stood grouped round the wagon drawn up to the front door. The owner of the hotel was the man who sat as judge in the court-house on the pro- vicua day and acquiesced in the verdict of "Not guilty. " Ho looked terribly scared when , in response to Cartwrij/ht's loud knock , he opened the door ot his hotel nnd saw the muzzle of a revolver held close lo his head. "Show ti.s up to their room , " grimly demanded Cart- wright. In n tow minutes the doomed men wore brought forth and placed In the wagon. Hy that time a considerable crowd had gathered about. It , anil the unmasked witnesses of thu dread scene greatly outnumbered the masked. Close around the wagon , however , stood thu lynching party , shoulder to shoulder , with gleaming firearms , in grim defi ance oi inlcrferonce. Slowly the wagon proceeded down the street until it reached the spot Wlioro a gibbet had been erected. There justice was consuin mated , and a righteous punishment niotod out to two murderers who would otherwise have escaped the gallows. Exposure to rough weather , getting wet , living in damp localities , are favor able to the contraction of diseases of the kidneys and bladder. As a provuiitatlvo , and for the cure of all kidney and liver trouble , use that valuable re m tidy , Dr. J. H. McLean's Liver and Kidney lialm. $1.00 per bottle. ' BEECHER WANTED TO RUN AWAY Times When Ho Lost Confidence In UltimoC ! His A.bsant-Mliiletiic ( * < . "There was ono peculiar characteris tic of Mr. Hcecher's that I have not seen mentioned in the papers , " said tin lull- mate friend of the great preacher the ollior day , "and Ihls is his occasional lack of confidence in himself. Time nnd again ho has told me that when before an audience at some public meeting nnd while waiting his turn to speak he was almost on the point of getting up and going out. 'As ( llsteiu'il lo ono and another - other speaker address Iho meeting,1 ho used to say , 'I would think , my goodness I can never make such speeches as those ; I'd better leave hero al once. ' But when bo was once on his foot all Ihe.'o feelings vanished , of course , nnd ho felt complete ly lit case. Ho was always subject to those limes of sclf-dcprceialion both in and out ot the pulpit. When he first came to Brooklyn , lie used to go around the back streets just to avoid meeting people ho might know. He combined with his wonderful vigor and boldness the shrinking timidity of a school girl. " Of Mr. Decoder's absent-mindedness Dr. Searlo , his physician , told this story : Mrs. Scarlo was standing at the parlor window one day when she noticed Mr. Becchur go up Mr. Raymond's stoop , over Iho way , and ring llio bell. Before il was answered ho came down the steps and continued on his way up the street. Seeing Mrs. Soarlo lie crossed over and with u smile said , "Say , can you tell me where I um going Ihis uflornoon ? " "Why , you are going to baplizo Mr. Howard's child notV" to-day , are you "That's It , that's just it , " ho replied , "but for the life of me I couldn't recall the fact. " "Another instance I recollect , " con- lined thu doctor , "happened al his house. I was Ihero at dinner. Major Pond , who was also present , spoke about n concert that was to bo held in New York that evening. Mr. Becchcr paid ho would like to attend it with him. 'Butyou can't go , ' said Mrs.Hccchur to him'you have an engagement for to-night.1 'Oh , no , 1 haven't'he rejoined , I um free to-night and I think I'll go over to the concert. ' While she was trying lo convince him Hint ho really had .some oilier mailer on "hand a carriage drove up to take him lo Hobokcn where he was booked for a lec ture. " In reference lo Mr. Becchcr1 s memory , Ihc doctor added : "It was marvellously poor. About the only thing that lie could remember , ho used lo say , was the Ji.sl of prepositions that govern the ablative - tivo ca.se in Latin. These he could rattle off like sixty and did so frequently. " AT THE PISTOL''POINT. Dramatic Story or Prince Alexander's Surrender nt Solln. New York Mail and Express : The re volution of last summer in Bulgaria , which resulted in the kidnapping and overthrowing of Prince Alexander von Batlunbcrg , had not been chronicled by impartial writers up to this date. They have just been related in a book published by Dr. Charles lloy , who was employed in the Bulgarian army as one of tno physi- ciaiia ot the staff , and who remained at Sqlia for some months at Ihc battle of Slivnitza , at which Prince Alexander de feated the Servian army , The most in teresting portion of D"r. Hoy's book is that relating the coup d'etat of August 21 , 18SO. The palace or konak. of the rul ing Prince of Bulgaria , at the capilal , Solia , was surrounded during the nifrht by three sections of the cadets' company and by three companies of the third bal- talion of thu Second regiment. Then the company of the cadets fired in the air three rounds with loaded catridgcs.crying afler each discharge : "Dole Ballon- " Down with " A berg ! ( Bullcnbcrgt" ) few minutes elapsed and the valnt of his highness came down the yard of the palace , staling that the prince requested ono of the elli cors to call on him. The answer was : "Let the prince come to us. " Without waiting a minute Major Groueilt and Captains Dimitrieff and Kavaloff rushed in the court yard , with ten cadets , hold ing revolvers in hand , A palace em ploye renewed the request of the prince , to which Major Grouieff answered : "Tell him that the konak is surrounded , and that ho shall bo killed if ho docs not pre sent himself before us within less than live minutes. " A few minutes later Alex ander von JJattcnbcrg appeared before tlie conspirators. He had put on his uniform and girded on hi ? sword. Major Grouioll' approached throe steps from him , the revolver being directed against the prince's breast , while , upon a signal , the cadets surrounded his highness , who thus found himself a prisoner. Major Grouioff then said : "Your highness , you are dethroned , and thn least resistance on your part would cost your life.1 The prince , turning towards thn major , said : "Gromoff , I have always behaved so well toward you ; I have loved you so much , and still " llo could not finish his sentence , being interrupted by Captain Dimilrieff , who said : "Prince , this is not the time for discussing. You must re nounce the throne for Iho good of the country. " " 1 want the happiness of Bulgaria , " answered Alexander , "ana 1 love Bul garian people ; bul how is it thai the ministers' council did not tell me any thing in regard lo Hie mailer ? Before Ihis I was ready lo quit the throne , but now , after such an ignominious proceeding " ing "That's so , highness ; wn don't know why they have "not notified you. Wo love you , but wo also love the Bulgarian people , who will love you still more if you will leave Bulgaria as quickly as possible. We shall bo very gralcful to you for it. More than that ; if you have not Hiilllcient moans to live upon wo will grant you a pension. Prince , the people and the urmv demand that you sign your abdication , and you must do it on Ihc spot. " "Tho army , too ? " asked hu highness. "Yes. " "The people , too , you say ! But who rcpreso'nls the people hero ? " "Wo do , " answered Iho officers. A I1UAMATIO SL'IiUKXJ > iit. : At this moment , it is staled , Captain Dimifioil , pointing his revolver at the prince , exclaimed : "Any resistance is useless. " " \\horodp you intend lo take mo ? " asked Alexander. "To the ministry of war. " "Lot usgol" It was then 3 o'clock in the morning. When the party came out from the pal ace , the cadets , setting the example , shouted again : "Dole Batlenbergl Da- give Hoiilgarii'Dowii : ( witliBatlonborg ! Long life to Bulgaria ! ) The prince was taken lo Iho ministry of war , where was Captain Brnndcroff. On seeing him his highness said to him : "And you also , captain , you bclongto the conspirators ? Urandoroff answered : ' 'This Is not the moment for discussion. Lot you kindly sign this paper. " It was the abdication ael , written by a military student , in the following words : "Perfectly convinced that my person is an insurmountable obstacle to the de velopment and wulfaro of the Bulgarian people , 1 renounce- forever the throne of Bulgaria. " The prince took up the sheet of paper and wrote with a firm hand : "Lot Hid protect Bulgaria ! " and , without hesita tion , ho signed : "Alexander. " Then he wont out without saying a ninglo word , nnd followed Major Grouieff to thu car riage ready to take him away. Groun-ff invited him to take a saat. Tim prince obnycd. and Captain Kanlgieffsat by his fiiiln. In a second carriage were Prince Fruiicls Joseph , brother of his highness , with Captain Zafiroff. Upon a signal of Major Grouieff , the convoy , composed of eight other carriages , containing some officers and cadets , began to move oh. At this moment , Alexander , turning buck towards the oflicers and soldiers , cried : "Sbogom. " ( Farewell. ) The olticcrs and the soldiers shouted ! "Dolo Guormanskyl Dole Batteiiburgl Dagive Doulgiirinl" ( Down with (5er ( iniin.vI Down wilh Battouburgl Long live Bulgaria ! ) The detachment accompanying the prince was under llio dommand of Cap tain KardgiolV. The departure look place between 4:80 : nnd 0 o'clock in Iho morning. They drove Alexander a prisoner , to llio convent of St. Archan gel , situated ten miles distant from Sofia , in thu mountain. During the trip Alex ander von Btittcnburg was much cast down. Ho kept repeating , "Moln Gotl ! Meln Gott ! " ( My Godl My Godl ) A short stay was made at the convent , nnd Iho voyage toward the Danube was re sumed. During the day ot the U'.M , some peasants declined to let the prince enter their houses , fearing that his presence should bring ill luck upon their homes. On the next dny.tho ' . . ' 3d of last August , the olllcers , fearing an attack from the Plewna regiment , which had not yet rallied to the new government , hold council in the forest of Wratzn , nnd it was agreed thai in case of an altack the prince should bo killed. Ho was cm- barked at Kahovo , and not lost sight of on board Iho boat ; for the ollicors thought that in his desperation ho might jump Into the Danube. Ho only accepted H.OOO francs out of the 5,000 offered him , nnd lie gave a receiptlaklng also ! J,000 francs which belonged to him , and 'asking that the remainder should be deposited in his name in the Bank of JCngland. Ho wanted to bo landed nt Pikct , a small Itoumanlan port , instead of nt the Rus sian port which had been designated by the revolutionary government. In order to please his highness the officers tele graphed to Major Grouiou" , who answered from Solia that the prince iiuisl bo laken lo llio Kussian port of Kuni , and that they must start immedi ately. At 0L'0 : on the SJJd the yacht re sumed its course down the river , nnd Alexander asked to what place he was bomg taken. Tho'answor was "lo Glur- gnwo" in Koumania. But he had a presentiment - sentiment that ho would bo landed in Russian territory ; and covering his faro , witli his hands , ho cried. During Iho whole night the yacht ran at full speed. Its commander feared an attack and it was again decided that in such a case the pri'nco should not bo surrendered alive. On August 25. Alexander von Battanbonr and his brother were put ashorn at Keni. The whole plan of the conspiracy had been ably prepared by Captain Brandereff , who accomplished t. the remarkable feat of kidnapping the . prince in the very midst of his capital , and of taking him safely across the 150 miles of the bad country roads to the Danube river. DIAMOND CUTTING. American Work Honor Than That of Amsterdam. New York Commercial Advertiser : "To what extent has diamond cutting been developed in this country ? " was the query put by the writer to a leading diamond merchant on Maiden Lane. "Well , " was the reply , "as yet it can hardly be considered as an clement in our diamond bu.sinu.ss. It is , in fact , in its infancy , and its beginning dates back scarcely more than fifteen years. I pre sume there are not 200 persons , at the most , engaged in this branch of the diamond mend trade , and they are confined chiolly to this city and Boston. There but few foreigners among them , for a largo num ber of American boy.s have been educa ted to the trade within recent years. An apprenticeship is served , 1 think , in about three years. It is not likely. however , that the work of polishing and cuttinsr diamonds I mends will require any snbslanlial'osi- ) ) ticm in this country for many years to come , mainly because labor is so much cheaper in Amsterdam , whore whole families are engaged in the trade. Whenever the demand for the stones is lessoned , thcso can and do reduce thu price to a figure with which it would bo utterly impossible for Americans to coin- pale. It would , of course , bo a great ad- vanlagoif we could bring the diamond here in its rough state iu large quantities , as we would thereby save the duty of 10 per cent , charged on the cut stones. But : il the present time the quantity of rough diamonds imported is not nearly suf ficient to make any appreciable difference - once in the price , or to inlluonco the market in any respect. "There is no doubt about our excell ency in cutting .stones. Wo have de veloped a .stylo which , to a certain ox- lent , sacrifices material in shaping the stone , but it obtains thereby the brst ef fect. This is what is most desired. The credit of the introduction of this now slylo fa largely duo lo a Boston man , who was also the first to instruct Ameri can bovs in Ihc art of cutting and polish ing. Wo have also made some improve ments in machinery , but the best 'laps' tor polishing diamonds are still Im ported from Amsterdam. 'Tlio wages paid to diamond-cutters may bo considered high , and the moro skilled workmen are paid at so much per carat in the rough. The workmen must I have good judgment as to the form in which the slone will cut Iho best. Some times a great deal must be cut from thorough rough stone to got rid of imperfection , and again it is preferable to save mate rial by leaving them. Ills judgment must decide whether the stone will bo mom valuable when small without a Haw , or when larger with thn flawAs a gen eral thing there are always imperfec tions in the rough stone , and the main thing to bo observed in buying them is whether the flaw can bo easily orndi- caled. Our city has not yet attained the dignity of being a market for rough stones , nnd wu still go to .Anislcrdam London and Paris for our supplies. "Yes , there are more diamonds sold in this country than over before , bill Iho in crease of dealers has been in much larger proportion than that of thn consumers. Thu demand at present is mostly for small diamonds for making up into orim mnnls. " I KortuKcue lienrna Something. PUibburg Chronicle : Miss Fortuscno must have taken buck with her some queer ideas auont America if she learned m much at other places as she did at Piltsburg and Buffalo. While .seated in her room at thu hotel hero she srazdd across Iho Monongahcln river at "thn inclined plant ! by which Mount Washington is reached nnd ob served ton newspaper man : " 1 am ( old that lhi is a toboggan slide. Is that corrects" "No indeed " tlm . " , , was reply. "Somo one has been imposing on yon. That was built for the benefit of the lire do- parlmeiil " "A hi How is It usodi" ' You see these parallel beams ? " "Ye.s. " "Well , the hill Is so sleep that the Cro engines cannot get tip that track , and have to bo pulled by human power. The firemen walk on those parallel beams , and drag the engine up after thorn. " "How interesting. " replied the nctrnss ; "I wish a lire would breakout now. I'd so like to seu thorn take an engiuo up. " At Buffalo she learned something now about Niagara fulls. She arrived on Wednesday afternoon , and was anxious to see the cataract. Her manager was afraid some unforeseen delay might oc cur to prevent the lady's return in tiimi for the evening's performance , nnd ho said : "It would bo quite useless for yon to _ eo to-day. The falls are not vl.Hibln on Wed ' - . K'saye- "Indeed ! And why not ? " "Tlio.v always turn the water elY on Wednesdays , " "Hn\v \ uMraordlnary , " responded Mlsn Forlcscueind : wcrita'way.quilo cutlslied wilh Uie explanation.