Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 09, 1887, Page 4, Image 4

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addressed to THE HER I'UBMSIIINO ComA NY ,
OMAHA. Drafts , chocks HIK ! poatodlco orders
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Bworn Statement of Circulation.
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( loo. H. T zflclinck , BPcrctary of Tlie Dee
Publishing co in pan y , does solemnly swear
that the actual circulation of the Dally Bco
tor the week ending April 1st , 1SS7 , was ai
follows : _
Baturilav.Mar.20 14.030
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Subscribed and sworn to bo fore mo this 2d
day of Aptll A. D. , 18S7.
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ISKALI Mo'tar'r Public.
Ceo. 11. Tzschuck , bclnc first duly swnrn ,
deposes and says that ho Is fcecrctary of The
Id'u Publlflhlnir company , that the actual av-
eraee dally circulation of the Dally Uoe for
thimouth ! of March , 1680,11,537 copies ; for
April , 18SO , 12,11)1 ) copies : forfor May , 1886,12-
43y copies ; for Juno , ltC. 12,298 copies ; for
July , I860 , 12tl4 : copies ; for Aueust , 1SS6.
12,401 copies ; for September. 1880 , 13 , )
copies ; for October , 1880. 12,080 copies ; for
November , 18W5 , 13,348 copies ; for December.
1880,13,237 copies ; for January. 1S87 , 10,200
copies ; for February , 1887 , 14its copies.
fetibscrlbertand sworn to before mo this Oth
day of Match , A. D. 1HS7.
ISKAL.I N. l'.Fii : > . Notary rubllc.
UP to present writing the new opera
house schema is all on paper.
Is well advancedanil a thorough
cleaning of the streets is imperatively
COI.OKADO'S legislature adjourned this
week. Thanksgiving day should happen
about this time of year.
TUB cable road has giveullarnoy street
the go-by. That will make Harucy street
tliu most elegant drive in the city after
the asphalt pavement is extended.
IT is a bad practice , sometimes , for a
fliiobocrat to go digging after ancestors
They say it is a wise child who knows its
own father , lot alone its grandfather.
lUiiON NOKDENSKKOLU , tlio Gorman ex
plorer , will attempt to lind the south polo
That is what wo want. Tlio north polo
would bo a chestnut now oven if they
would lind it.
CONOKESS failed to appropriate cnougl
funds for the intcr-stato commission , am
tlio board announces that it is out of
money. The members should have made
a short haul first.
ACCOKDINO to the city attorney the
board of education still has a lease o :
life , in spite of the omission of the now
law to provide for members with uucx
plrod terms to hold over.
WE ate assured that the "combine" o :
the anti-Uosowatcr press has boon dis
nolvcd by mutual consent. It was an
unholy alliance , and could not hold to
pother any great length of timo.
TIIIIITEKK is regarded as a rather om
inous uumbor. It is said that to sit down
at the table with thirteen is an evil omen.
It is a marvel how the thirteen true blues
of the senate survived the sixty day siege
of corruption.
We don't know what will become of
the UKE , judging by the remarks of dis
interested journalistic adventurers. Every
time a reporter or employe takes a notion
to quit or has his pay cut short the com
munity is assured that the bottom has
dropped out of the concern with Us de
parted brains.
THE great solicitude of Admiral Porter
respecting the merchant marine of the
country may be entirely commendable.
It is a very important matter with which
norno time or other it may bo necessary
to deal in a thoroughly practical way. Of
theories thor'o have been a limitless sup
ply. Handy any other subject has boon
more talked about in the last twenty
years. Unfortunately for the influence
of Admiral Porter's views they throw no
ow light ou the question. Ho is a mem
ber of the subsidy army and therefore
outside of popular sympathy. The people
ple are not now and are never likely to
bo favorable to building up the merchant
marine or any other special interest out
of the public treasury. At all events there
are other expedients for restoring the
country's shipping interests which must
bn first tried , and if those are ( ound inad
equate it will then bo time to talk seriously -
ously of the subsidy plan. Recourse to
that will bo had only as the last resort.
TUB republican defeat In Rhode Island
ought to convoy a mat ul lesson to the
party nycry whore. It it shall do this it is
a result which no houost republican will
regret. The party in tlio littio common
wealth Had boon under the complete
domination of the maohino , which was
managed by a thoroughly corrupt and
unscrupulous sot of bosses at the head oi
whom was the republican candidate for
governor. Law-rospocting republicans
had bccomo completely disgusted with
the high-handed course of this ring ,
whoso corrupting iniluonco was mani
fested in ovury department of the state
government , and when it brazenly asked
an extension of power those republicans
properly revolted. Nothing could bettor
attest the obnoxious character of the ring
candidates than the fact that they wore
most vigorously fought by the Provl
donee Journal , the leading republican
newspaper of the state. The defeat o
such a crowd is alwayi to bo welcomed ,
without reference to the political ad
vantages that may accrue to th ese in op
position. Republican success is to bo do
tired only when it places or retains it
public ofilce men of character and in
togrity. '
i * *
llio True arid the F llhlcss.
The journals of the legislature are by
no means a trustworthy record of the
acts of its members. The jobbers , trl ck-
sters and corporate attorneys are usually
very careful in covering their tracks.
They tire assisted in this deception by
tlio chief clerks and secretaries who
make tip the journals to suit the mem
bers with whom they have been secretly
in collusion in expediting jobs and de
feating good measures. The execrable
reputation which the late legislature has
made for iUelf is largely duo to the se
lection of notorious boodlers to positions
as clerical ofllccra.
This choice of course was at the outset
brought about by the iniluonco of the
railroad and jobbers' lobby who foisted
upon the legislature men who had time
nnd again served their corrupt purposes
in conventions and legislatures.
As a matter of justice to the tried and
faithful minority of the legislature , as
well as tor the guidance of the people in
the future , wo doom it our duty to make
public our cstimato of the respective
members , based upon personal observa
tion , both of the editor of the BKB and
its reporters.
Beginning with the senate , its thirty-
three members may ho grouped into four
classes : First , the men who were tnio
blue and voted nnd acted out the pledges
made to their constituents. Second , the
men who tnado a fair record , but proved
wcak-kncoit on vital Issues at the critical
moment. Third , the railroad attorneys
who were right on most all questions
except the railroad issue. Aud , lastl y ,
the black list.
In the first class are Included Senators
Calkins , Casper , Duras , Iliggins of Uass ,
Higgtns of Colfax , Kcckley , Lininger ,
Moiklojohn , Sprick. Sterling , T/.schuck ,
Walbach and Wright.
Mr. Calkins , although a man of moder
ate ability , is strictly honest and con
scientious. At times ho was beset and
misled by inlluontial parties from his *
section , but ho was beyond their control
on the vital questions.
Mr. Casper was one of tiio most faith *
ful workers and was true blue on every
issue that affected tlio wclfaro of the
state. From beginning to end no stood
up manfully for the right and against all
jobs and steals. A man of few words , ho
nearly always managed to hit tlio nail
squarely on tliu head , and hit it hard.
Mr. Duras made an excellent
record from beginning to end.
Ho was staunch and unswerving on
the railway Issue , and opposed jobbery and
extravagance at every step. He is a man
of rare intelligence and thoroughly
posted about law , although not a lawyer.
Ilo merits the full confidence of iiis con
Mr. Higgins , of Cass , stood as firm as a
rock against all blandishments of corporate
porato monopoly and boodlers. His con
stltueuls have reason to bo well satislied
with him , and may trust him in every in
stance as being loyal to their interests.
Mr. Iliggins , of Colfax , although not a
brilliant man , proved himself to bo
thoroughly reliable.
Mr. Kcckley achieved more than ordi
nary prominence , and made a gallant ,
manly and unswerving fight for the pee
pie from first to last.
Mr. Liningor made an enviable record
in every issue that came before the sen
ato. His bearing , sound judgment and
unyielding devotion to the interests of
the state at largo and his im
mediate constituents in particular can
not bo too highly commondod. Through *
out the session tie merited the confidence
and received the rcspoct of his colleague1
without regard to party or faction.
Mr. Moiklejohn , who was elevated beyond
yond his years to his position of acting
president of the senate , made a brilliant
and irreproachable record. While op
posed to Van Wyck on the senatorial is
sue , he acted in accord with the faction
that nominated and elected him. Or
other vital issues and notably in the rail
road issue , Mr. Moiklojohn sided will-
the people and voted for the people.
Mr. Sprick at this session only con
firmed the good opinions won by hin
in former legislatures. Ho never disap
pointed the friends of honest and ccono
mio government.
Mr. Sterling , although a lawyer , was
not retained by the railroads
and had nothing In common with
the jobbers. Ho remained loyal
in the senatorial issue and made a
straight and vigorous fight for railway
regulation and railway taxation. Fillmore
county can afford to trust him in the fu-
Mr. Tfschuck was iu his scat during
the entire session battling faithfully -for
the people and opposing extravagance
nnd steals. He discharged Ills obliga
tions with marked zeal.
Mr. Walbach showed himself through
out a cicar-hnaded and reliable repre
sentative. Ho resisted to tlio utmost the
intense pressure brought upon him by
corporate and local influences , and re
mained true to the trust reposed in him.
Mr. Wright , although a quiet man , was
always to b j relied upon when it came to
any issue in which the people and tax
payers were deeply concerned. His
fidelity to his constituents cannot bo
called in question.
In the second group wo can class
Senators Uartwell , Holmes , Kant , Linn ,
Moore and Schminko.
Mr. Hiirtwoll is a man of moro than
ordinary ability , honest and well-moan
ing , but his business and political rela
tions with the railroads rendnrod him un
reliable on all issues affecting the nro-
Mr. Holmes is a natural wobblor who.
held a seat to which auothor man was
fairly entitled. The bargain by which
he retained his seat and his political
alllmtics with the railrogitos made him
a cats-paw ( or the monopolies , claim
brokers and appropriation gobblers.
Mr. Kent was very much the same sort
of a man as Mr. Hartwoll honest but
hold down by railroad ties.
Mr. Linn was disposed to do right , but
hampered by his grain elevator and made
unreliable by his political affiliations.
Mr. Moore mode a good representative
for Lancaster county but a very poor ono
for the balance of the stale. Ho pulled
through heavy appropriations ( or Lin
coln and had to tie up with all sorts oi
frauds to got through what his constitu
: ents wanted. Ho was right on the rail
road taxation issue , but wrong en all
other railway legislation.
Mr. Sohmlnko wan a vigorous worker
and most of the time fought on the right
side of every question , llut ho became
very weak toward the. end of the session ,
mainly through the Influence exerted
over him by his qollcaguo , Watson , who
wont over to the railroads and , traders.
The third class is very email. It is
composed of Senators Brown nnd Lind
say.Mr. . Brown is a railroad attorney and
consequently was liandcitfi'ed on the sen
atorial nnd railroad questions. But ho
proved himself honest and a vigorous op
ponent of jobbery and reckless appropri *
Mr. Lindsay is also a railroad attorney
and through this Influence became moro
or less Involved in the support of bad
measures which the railroad lobby had
contracted to pull through. But Mr.
Lindsay is not a boodlcr , us far as wo
could observe.
In the lust group , which comprises
men who have proven themselves un
trustworthy and dangerous as legislators ,
we have placed Senators Boncstccl ,
Burnham , Campbell , Colby , Conger ,
Fuller , Majors , McNamar , Uobbins , Slier-
vin , Sncll and Vandcraark.
Air. Boncstccl acted in accord with the
wishes of his constituents on the sena
torial Issue , but after the senatorial con
test allied himself with the jobbers ami
railrogues. Ills conduct became a matter -
tor of general scandal.
Mr. Burnham might have been excus
able for voting with the appropriation
combine , but he cannot justify his steady
support of all the jobs and opposition to
decent legislation.
Mr. Campbell was the cipher of tlio
senate , except that he voted steadily for
jobs , steals and bogus chums , and against
all railroad legislation except such as
was supported by the railrogues.
Mr. Colby acted throughout as the at
torney for the railroads and champion of
all soils of Icgali/cd robbery. His fidel
ity to his corpor.ito employers and job
bing retainers has doubtless been liber
ally rewarded.
Mr. Conger's conduct at this session
was moro than suspicious. His intimacy
with boodlers and jobbers explains his
record on the vital issues.
Mr. Fuller played the traitor in the
Van Wyck camp , and played fast and
lose ever after during the balance of the
session. While ho managed to place
Norfolk under obligations on the insane
asylum appropriations he proved him
self untrustworthy to the people at large.
Mr. Majors disappointed his best
friends , by adopting the peculiar tactics
of Church Howo. Hu studiously kept
up appearances of decency , but -was
nearly always to bo found in the under
current with the worst men in the legis
Mr. McNamar was n railroad attorney
and acled that part throughout regardless
of the public wclfaro.
Mr. Hobbins' conduct during the sena
torial contest left nothing to bo expected
of him during the remainder of the ses
sion. His reputation down at Lincoln
was that of a boodler , and his behavior
did not contradict the prevailing impres
Mr. Shervin's record up to a certain
period of the session was above reproach ,
and thereafter ho acted very suspiciously
nnd voted with tlio members upon whom
the railroads and jobbers rolled.
Mr. Sucll made a bad impression dur
ing the previous legislature , and justified
during the present session his classifica
tion among the railrogues. Ho was a
running-mate for Colby and no better.
Mr. Vandomark was the wart upon the
political body known as.the senate. Ho
came in with lend professions of honesty
and anti-monopoly , and went out blackened
oned all over with disrepute. Ho was
throughout a cheap tool of all the rascals
who hovered around the legislature. His
dissolute conduct left lim in a condition
that disgraced him as a man nnd dis
honored the county ho mis-represented.
The Opera FontUnl.
The opera festival which begins in this
city on Monday will bo the dramatic and
musical event of this season. Theodora
Thomas and his unrivaled orchestra of
sixty alone arc an attraction sufliciont to
draw thousands of the music
loving people of Nebraska and lowr
to the exposition building. But the
grand orchestra is by no means the pri
mary feature of the operatic entertain
mont. The vocal talent of the American
Opera company , its magnificent cos
tumes , grand chor'usus , famous ballci
and matchless scenery , will each o :
themselves allbrd a treat to the lovers ol
music , dramatic and terpsichoroun art
This dramatic company , it should , be
borne in mind , is bettor equipped m re
spcct to orchestra , costumes , clio
ruses , scenery and ballet than an
of the grand opera companies tlia
have over appeared on the America !
stage. Over thrco hundred persons , in
eluding sonio of the most famous artists
will takn part. It is to bo hoped that th
people of this section of tlio country wil
avail themselves of this opportunity
which they may not have again for year
to come.
Wasted Sympathy.
There are always some sentiment : . '
people who waste their sympathies on
causes that least deserve them. It is s >
with the ladies ot the W. C. T. U. wh
have rushed to the defense of the Sulva
tioii army tramps. They allow them
selves to bo Imposed on by women wh
are devoid of that inborn modesty wine
characterizes the good and virtuous of
their sox in every clime and under every
condition of life.Vhon a woman , no
matter under what pretense , courts
the notoriety of a street pa-
radn and delights in surroundings
which rob her of the respect and esteem
in which wo all dcsiro to hold our moth
. ers , sisters and daughters , she is ou the
border line of indecency. It is no UKO to
mince matters in dealing with tills so-
called free religious exercise. There
must be a limit somewhere to the toler-
auco which any community extends to
ward thcso tamborino and base drum
me.udicants. Their female captains and
lieutenants have everywhere sought no
toriety and sympathy by conflicts with
the police. They do light in the martyr
dom not becaiu > o of the fervor with
wuich they love the Lord , but
because deluded Hympathi/.ers are
always found to contribute liberally to
their tramping fund. It pays them to bo ;
insulted , arrested and liarrasscd ,
Wo have no patience with the hyp'o-
critical cant of certain Omaha editors
who profess to bo shocked over the so-
called outrage In the arrest oi the Salva
tion army women. These hypocrites are
merely Imuosing upon the credulity of
their readers. They do not believe what
they preach , and are simply catering to a
false sentimentality.
Our city jail is not a proper place for
rpspcctablo moiforwomon , but the Sal
vation army women have no right to
complain since .they went there of
their own free will , when they had the
choice of freedom by abiding the orders
of the police until the council had re-
vokcd them. They voluntarily came
into contact with indecent women in the
jail , just as they do every day with the
The Now District .Tintcon.
.Governor Thaycr has appointed six out
of the eight additional district judges ,
created under tlio now apportionment of districts. With ono einglo ex
ception , these appointments are excellent
and will meet with popular approval.
In the third district which com
prises Douglas , Washington , Hurt nnd
Sarpy counties , the governor's choice
will'giyo universal satisfaction. Messrs.
GrolV and Hopowell nro both eminently
qualified for the position. They are
highly esteemed by tlio bar , and enjoy the
respect and confidence of the people in
an eminent degree.
The selection of Hon. William Mar
shall , of Dodge county , for jmlgo ot the
Fourth district will bo commended not
only by the people of bis county , but
by men of all parties in the district. The
governor's appointment in the Seventh
district does not strike us as satisfactory.
Mr. Powers' record as a lawmaker
will not bear investigation , nnd his con
duct as attorney general was not above
reproach to ue a very mild term. The
governor did a graceful thing in appoint
ing Hon. T. O. C. Harrison , of Hall , as
judge of thn.Ninth district. Mr. llurri-
son is well qualified for the bench , and
his : proved himself n staunch friend
of the governor on a trying occasion.
By all odds the most popular and best
selection that could have been made for
the Twelfth district , is the appointment
of Honorable M. P. Kinkaul , of Holt
county. Mr. Kinkaid ranks with the
first attorneys in the stuto. Ho is a clean
man with a clean record , and will make
an honest , fearless and impartial judge.
ONE of our local cotemponirics boasts
hat it prints and pays for moro special
elosjraphic news than any other paper
jctwecn Chicago and San Frnncisco.
L'hc same paper for : i time claimed to
lavothc largest "paid-up11 circulation bo-
ween the hake City nnd the Golden
late. These bogus claims can deceive
nobody. If that paper desires to com
pare its telegraph company receipts for
special dispatches' with the receipts for
noncy paid out by the UKE for specials ,
we will cheerfully publish them and
credit it with its claim. Meanwhile wo
> cg leave to ussc.rjt that the UKIJ pays
nero money for telegraphic news , .special
il press , than all tlio Omaha dailies to
gether. Slick n pin there.
iViinx a man whb'o crandfathor was
reputed to bti mi apostate French Juw
talks about the traits of that race in a
contemptuous manner it only shows the
tcgnncrucy of the fellow who inherited
i quarter of a million dollars from the
ipo'stato thrco cent silver keg man and
now prides himself , so much on his
HAS Mr. McShane bought out Dr.
Miller with the understanding that the
Miller democrats were to have all the
> lums from the federal fruit orchard ? It
ooks very much that way to a man up a
tree. Pntchctt , Crkcs and Chard have
already been taken care of. Next !
A CIIINKSI : business firm lias oflercd
$5,000 for the head of King Kalakaua , of
the Sairlwish Islands. Tno Chinese huvo
a keen appreciation of the beautiful.
Kmpcror William cats his bread without
Emperor William always cocs to bed by
10 o'clock.
The Uinu' of Holland has a remarkable his
torical colli'ction of harness.
The empress o Austria Is about to publisl
a volume of her adventures while yatcliing
Incognito in the Levant.
1'rluco Albett Victor , eldest son of the
pilnco of Wales , wears tlo : tallest collars of
any jounp man In England.
The eldest son of the German crown
prince Is such an Intense partisan and hater
of Franco that ho refuses oven to drink
champagne , and will drink ouly German
London Life : I hear from Pekln that the
emperor of China Is likely to bo fully the
match of Louis XVllI.-as a eourinet and
counnand. Jlo Insists upon the most excep
tional dainties. Camels' humps , bears
paws , and monkeys' lips are particularly
relished by his majesty.
l'eur ItounJ.
Moving about the quiet ways ,
Sitting beside tliu hu.irth.
'estins ; as best she can and may
ID the careless household mirth ;
Yet aUvnys through tlio haunted night ,
AH through the restless day ,
Fcellne another hour is passed ,
Of the time that llles away.
The last Iraif ctrnnrt of the cable
Is parting slow and sure ,
That never ajaln to the harbor sldo
My bonnlo boat \\lll inoor.
Mv bonnle boat that HIM como a''aln ,
( iu < l temper the wave and wind I
To i-lnddon sad eyes and yoainlui : hearts ,
That now are left bublpt ;
May como ngaln , hut not to Ilo
Safe by the old liointi shore ;
The anchor of youth Is auuogt weighed ;
They will cast It never more.
And It's U , and Its O , for the sinking dread ,
It's O for the rllinliln ( ; orrow ,
As over the cruel creopUi ? nl ht
Urlnus on a we.iry munow !
Love that Is true must hush Itself ,
Nor pain by Its useless ery ,
For the yoiini : must got and tbo old must
bear , > )
And time goes bjVKmaby ,
Weeping Water proposes to erect a
stone pile gymnasium tor tramps.
The Republican of Weeping Water is
five years old and ovcrllowlug with live
Norfolk's pull at the state treasury in
-tbo next two years will amount to 9161-
The voters of Greenwood rejected a
proposition to invest $1,000 in water
works. They put their trust in blazes.
That fatal combination of a boy and a
gun were rudely parted near Long Pine
Wednesday. Boy died , aged right.
Weeping Water views the future with a
degree of complacency welded by a
915,000 church , a 910.000 school , a largo
hotel , brink depot and waterworks.
The U. & M. company has plastered a
mortgage for 911,780.030 on Its branch
lines In this state. Drafts on the late
campaign fund will now bo honored.
The Hastings Gazctto-.lournal will ap *
as a morning paper on the 1st of
Scar . The Journal swings a bright and
discriminating scissors , ou the editorial
A largo quantity of school land In Box
Butte , Cliaso , Cherry and Dawes counties
will bo placed iu the market next Tues
day by the state board of public lauds
nnd buildings.
The Omaha Southern is skirmishing in
the vicinity of Nebraska City in search of
a grade , and it is intimated , on the quiet ,
that a bonus would unable the company
to see ita way to town without much de
The Aurora postofllco has been fur
nished with 000 combination lock boxes
and drawers. Patrons of the ofiico will
bo provided with night keys put up "In
cases of extreme necessity. "
In this ago of wonders springing from
the lap of necessity , thcro is nothing newer
or striking in tlio construction of rail
roads on paper. Crete's first experi
ment in this line gives her the champion
bolt , seven miles long and studded with
stations and pie stands. ' The road is
temporarily recuperating in the Vidctto
Tlio Norfolk Gazette publicly an
nounces "to whom It may concern" that
the editor is in from 0 a. m. to 12 p. m. ,
and is always ready to receive advice on
the conduct of the paper from kickers
, nd chronics of every grade. His solo
bjcct in life is to please the community ,
t Is well to state , confidentially , that
Tan Voart emphasizes his periods with
a number sixteen , screw heeled.
lown Items.
Green peas are n luxury in DCS Moincs
it $1 a quart.
Dos Moincs hopes to pile up nu assess
ment roll of $17,000.000.
A two months' babe in Ottumwa weighs
.lirco pounds in full dress.
The police court of Keokuk is loaded
ivith drunks and disorderlies.
A patch of100 acres of corn will bo
hinted for the Davenport cannery.
Crcston hits gathered up bad debts to
he amount of sf 20,000 , and placed them
n 5 per cent bonds.
The victorious Knights ot Labor at the
) ubuquu election on Monday say the first
iot of the now administration will be to
aise saloon licenses 100 per cent more
hin : they now are.
A grand wedding occurred ntDubuquo
on Tuesday evening , the contracting
parties being Klton Crane , son of the ox-
liostmastcr of that city , and Nellie Kider ,
la'ughtcr of one of the leading dry goods
merchants thoro. The event called out
the most fashionable ) circle of society.
A chair passenger coach was dis
covered ou fire on Tuesday morning as
the train was entei ing Seymour and an
excited and horrifying scene followed.
l-i. B. Westbrook , of Newton , had the
presence of mind to grasp the automatic
air-brake cord and stop the entire train.
It was a fortunate act , and undoubtedly
saved a earful of sleeping women and
children. The car was completely de
There are fourteen prohibition counties
in the territory.
An addition to the Jamestown college
s to be made , to cost ! jll,70."i. )
The late Hood damaged $30,000 worth
of property in Campbell county.
Yankton is ready to give a well-filled
purse to the Nebraska Central if it is built
that way.
Agitation against prohibition and in
'avor of high license has been inaugu
rated in Charles Mix county by a largo
meeting of farmers , at which u Catholic
priest was the principal speaker.
The now Lake Park hotel at Madison is
at length opened for business. The build
ing is three stories and- basement high.
The walls arc of Dell Itaoids jasper , and
the hotel has all modern conveniences.
The Intoi-dtato Commerce Lair.
I'htlaMpMa llicntd
There is not a more intelligent and
wjdo-nwakc body of workers in America
than the commercial travelers. They
visit all parts of the country and , miug-
; ing with the people , exert a great deal
of influence upon public opinion in regard
to various question' ' . These busy men
of business , as well as the suburban resi
dents roundabout Philadelphia , have
snft'orcd an unjust attack ut the hands of
the railroad companies. The commer
cial travelers have been notified
by some of the railroad companies
that hereafter they will receive
no moro mileage and com
mutation tickoU. 'Ihe pretended reason
for this clwnjre of policy on the part of
the railroads has been found in the pro
hibitions of the inter-State commerce art.
Hut the commercial travelers know full
well that the law expressly declares that
nothing in it shall apply to "tho issuance
of mileage , excursion oi commutation
passenger tickets.1' The law has not af
fected in the slightest degree the policy
under which mileage tickets have boon
issued to mercantile man traveling long
distances nnd going from town to town-
There never has boon any complaint in
regard to this policy , because thcro is
nothing unjust or unreasonable in
it. Yet the trunk railroad
companies ostentatiously signalize
their obcdlencn to tlio inter-state com
merce law by doing away with a liberal
system that the law distinctly excepts
from ita provision" . The merchants and
commercial travelers of the country can
not fail to understand the motives that
dictate tills action of tlio trumk railroads.
By striking the business men who are
compelled to spend a largo portion of
their time ou the road it is expected to
drive them into hostility to the inter
state commerce law ami to bring their
inlluenco to bear on public opinion in
favor of its repeal. Instead of accom
plishing their object , the trunk roads will
only strengthen the dcmond for maintain
ing the law in its full force.
I'rotectlou la Dakota.
Sf. Zotils J.'cjmMffflti.
A larao Dakota wheat farmer , who is a
republican , while on a recent visit to
New York , expressed some very unrc-
publican opinions on the tariff. "Wo
f armors in the northwest , " said he , "have
found out that a high ttmu" is a bad
tiling for us. It makes our farming im
plements , our clothing , our blankets , in
deed almost everything wo buy , higher
than they otherwise would bu ; and , on
the other baud , it docsn1 ! bring us in anymore
moro for what wo have to sell. " It has
taken republican farmers of the north
west n long time to como to this blunt ,
common-sense view of the matter , but
they are coming to it at last , and it is
probable that their change of opinion
will bring about Important moaiiications
in tlio alignment of parties. A protec
tive tarittwhlch takes millions of dollars
from northwestern agriculture every
year to build up manufactures 1,500
miles distant , und to give $109 per
capita of bank deposits to the laboring
population ol the eastern states , cannot
bo anything else than an injustice. Yet ,
the republican party which tlio north
western states have long supported is
pledged to its policy. It is a pnrt of re-
pubficanlim. The party established it
when U came into power twonty.six
yearn ago , and it exists to this day. Once
in 1883 a republican congress made a
pri-tonco of reforming the tariff , but it
was ouly to Jungle the duties without re
ducing them or giving any real reform
and tlio need of a genuine revision of the
nnff has been moro proving since 1833
than It was before. Meantime north
western farmers nro continuing to pay
norn for everything they buy than they
would , but for this protective tariff ;
anil now they are to bo debarred from
'European markets by higher duties lovlcd
here on their grain , in retaliation for the
lutics wo levy on Kuropcan manufac-
How n Vnunfc 1'ntrlot Proved Too
SI noli Tor I ho Copporli units.
Boston Transcript : "You have set the
ashion of tolling homo war stories , "
vrltcs n correspondent of tlio Listener ,
'and 1 have ono to oITor you that 1 am
) iilto sure has never been in print before ,
ts scene was a village iu the town of
Sandwich , where they happened to have
i considerable number of copperheads.
The mass of thn people there worn in-
.cnsoly . loyal , worhaps all the moro so on
account of tho'prcscnco of these oppon
ents of the war , und the copperheads had
frequent occasion to make several out
ward signs of loyalty , oven if they did
not feel the sentiment inwardly.
" 'Hang out your flag to-night , ' a man
would say to another , as ho passes by n
shop door.
" 'I don't see any reason why I should
lang out my Hag,1 the man in the shop
would say.
" 'Hang out your llag to-night just the
same , ' the ether would say again.
" 'But I ain't got any Hog anyway.1
" 'Hangout your fiag to-night ! " the
word catiio again ; and the man who had
served the notice passed on quietly.
" .Nino times out of ten the llag would
be hung out.
"Kvcry town had a liberty pole then ,
, ipon which the union fiag was kept lly *
ng , often day nnd night. 'l > o liberty-
iiolc at Sandwich was very lofty , and
ivjs in two pieces , with small cleats or
foot pieces nailed on so that it might bo
climbed in case of need. At the top of
! hc lower section of the polo , where it
joined the topmast , there wan a cross-
tree. The rope which run up the llag
and held it in its place was made fast at
[ he cross-tree.
'One morning when the people of Sand
wich got up , they found the llag that had
been living at thn top of the liberty polo
lying in the dust of the street. It had
been pulled down by some copperhead
in the night , and baselv dishonored. It
was dusted and run up'to the top again ,
amid cheers.
"There it flow all day , but the next
morning it was again found in the dust ,
while n shameful object , no less revolt
ing than the figure of a dead cat hung
iiead downward , had taken its place at
the top of the polo.
"Then a young man of the village , n
mere stripling , came running up as the
crowd gathered in horror and indigna-
tind , with a hatchet in his hand , and
picked up the llag from the ground. He
climbed the pole with the llag wrapped
around his shoulders. Up he went ;
rested a moment at the cross-tree , where
everybody expected to see him trv to run
down the object at the top anil run up the
Hag. But in an instant he started up
up again , climbing the swaying topmast
until he reached the very top.
"Here he lost no time in cutting loose
with a blow the object which hung there ,
and it came crashing down. Next he cut
loose the rope itself , and the people won
dered what ho was doing. They saw
pnMcntly , for in a minute lie had the
inner edge of the llag against the polo ,
and , with nails that ho took from his
pocket , ho was nailing the llag to the
mast with the back of the hatchet. When
that work was thoroughly done , and the
llag flapped again In the breeze , amid the
cheers of the people below , the t > oy began
to descend. And then it was plain that ho
had a new use for his hatchet , for as ho
came down ho knocked oil' , cleat by cleat ,
the littio pieces upon which his own foot
had climbed the pole. Ono after another
they fell oil' , and the blows of the hatchet
left the pr k ) MS smooth and clean as be
fore these pioccs had been lacked on.
Again ho rested at the cross-tree , and
nguin began descending , knocking oil'
every piece as fast as he left it. and when
he jumped upon the ground not only
was the union fiag flying proudly at the
top of the pole , but its removal had been
put beyond human ingenuity and ability.
"Tho flag hung thcro amid the storms
until , long afterward , it had beaten itself
into shroui. And the people of Sand
wich woie prouder of the tattered fiag
than they would have boon of any now
ono that could have been raised , for it
told to them a story of patriotism and
"It is not much wonder that the youth
who nailed this flag to the mast bccamo
a trusted and active citizen in the western
state to which ho afterward removed ,
and was named not long ago for ono of
the highest official honors in that state ,
His modesty regarding the incident is
very great , however , and it has almost
faded out of sight. "
Clmngca In the Circus Business.
Now York Sun. "Traveling by rail
has made many changes In the
circus business , " said U. F. Ham
ilton , "and when you como to figure
it up , the circus is a big source of
revenue to the railroads. Sometimes it
costs $1.090 a day for tlio transportation
ot a big show. Now , instead of going
into the town on a turnpike , tired and
covered with dust , the circus people ar
rive by cars in good condition , and give
a street parade with some spirit. The
udvcutof a circus is not looked upon as
a calamity , moral or financial , any more.
Business men understand tuut , in a
small town or city , everybody who has
anything to sell is directly benefittcd by
the circus. It draws the country people
into town and stimulates the circulation
of money. A fair share of the cash taken
at the tent goes directly back into
the pockets of the townspeople. Some
times the olllcials try to bleed the circus
by charging an enormous license fee ,
but that does not pay. The city of Holy-
okc , Mass. , one year , raised the circus
license from 11.10 to $900 as soon as Bar-
nuin announced that ho would show there.
The result was that liarnum changed
his arrangements and pitched his tents
in Chicopee , a few miles away. The Hoi-
yoke business men made a great fuss and
the next year Holyoke notified Barnum
Unit the license fee had been reduced to
the old figures. There is a good side to
the circus business when you como to
know all about it , und thcro are some re
deeming features that the public never
heard ot. Two or three years ago , when
I was laying out the line of march for the
Now York street parade , Barnum re
ceived a letter from a gentleman un
known to him. iu which the writer said
that his littio boy was ill and could not
go out , but was anxious to &oo the pro
cession , und ho wanted to know if the
procession passed his house. Mr. Bar-
mini gave mo the letter , and wo changed
the line of march throe or four blocks
from the original route in order to give
that nick boy a chance to see tlio parade
from the window. Mr. Hutchlnson once
got a letter from a littio fellow who said
ho wanted to go to tbo circus , but his
aunt , with whom ho lived , was too poor
to afford the expense of a ticket. A ticket
was sent to him at onco. It was a small
matter to the management , but it made
one youngster happy. 'Iho circus men
are not such bad fellows when you como
to know them. "
A Lucky Man.
"A lucky man is rarer than a white
crow , " eays Juvenal , nnrt wo think he
know. However , wo have heard of thou
sands of lucky ones and we propose to
let their secret out. They were people
broken down in health , suftoriug with
liver , blood and skin diseases , scrof
ula , drop&y , and consumption , and
worn luoky enough to hoar of and wise
enough to use Dr. Piorce'a "Golden Mud-
ioal TJiscovery , " the sovereign blood
mirlu > r , tonic nd a'.t ratlve of the
Witli the approach of spring
and the increased intercut man
ifested iu real estiito mutters ,
I am more than over consult
ed by intending purchasers as
to favorable opportunities for
investmontnml to all such would
When putting any property
ou the market , and advertising
it as desirable , I luuo invariably
confined myself to .1 plain unvar
nished statement of fact * , never
indulging in vague promises for
the future , and the result in cv-
eiy case has been that the expec
tations of purchasers were moro
than realized. I can refer with
pleasure to
Albright's Annex
And Baker Place
as sample illustrations.
Iota iu the "Annex" have
quadrupled in value and are still
advancing , while a street car line
is already building past Baker
Place , adding hundreds of dollar ?
to the value of every lot.
Albright's Choice was selected by
mo with the greatest care after a
thorough study and with the full
knowledge of its value , and I can-
conscientiously say to those seeking -
ing a safe and profitable invest
ment that
Albright's Choice
. .vIf
ofl'ora chances not excelled iu this
market for a sure thing.
Early investors have already reap
ed large profits in CASH , and with
the many important improvements
contemplated , some of which are
now under way , every lot in this
splendid addition will provo a bonanza -
nanza to first buyers.
Further Information , plats and
prices , will bo cheerfully furnish
Buggies Ready at All Times to
Show Property ,
218 South 16th Street
Branch o/Jlcettt South Oinaltn
JV. li. rro ] > ertu for sale.iu ( ill
parts of II * city. , . , '