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WITH Uhodo Isluiul in the democratic
party and Sam Randall losing his grip or
President Cleveland , the nation manages -
ages to maintain its equilibrium.
AT Topeka the Salvation nrniy leader !
have boon nrrested for disturbing tli (
peace. And all in a town wlioro thoru ii
suiposcd ) to bo no "no whisky influence '
Tin ; question of prohibition is to be
voted upon in Texas the middle of Au
cust. It seems like folly to Hubmit tlu
proliibition question during seven
drought. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
is the star singnr ir
tlio Protestant choir in the Sing Sinj
penitentiary. Mr. Ward's motto has
always boon , "that which is worth domj :
is worth doing well. "
COPIOUS rains liavo at last fallen alonj :
the Texas Pacilio railroad for a distance
of three hundred miles. There is greal
rejoicing in the parched and burnt dis
tricts , as well there .should bo.
YAXKTON , Dak. , at last has a full
grown real estate boom. The epidemic
seems to iiave worked , its way up th <
river. Bismarck is also wrestling will
favorable additions "twelve miles frun
town. "
I Tun Kissane case is attracting attcn
tlon throughout the entire country. The
Rev. Joseph Mulhatton , in his palmics
clays , newer dreamed of such a creatioi
as the facts connected with the million
aire's misfortunes.
So many propositions are to be votci
upon at the coming city election , tha
eaohjvotcr will have to deposit a bunch o
tickets at the polls. The danger is tha
the average voter will bo too confused t <
know what ticket to stick into his bunch
"CHARLIE" MITCHKIJ , , who is thirstinj
for an encounter with John L. Sullivan
has arrived in Now York from Liverpool
This will cause Mr. Sullivan to tempo
rarily suspend work on his now book
The book , however , will not sulfur ai
much as Mr. Mitchell.
TIIK steamer Nebraska , with Colono
Cody and his wild , wild west , has arrivoc
at London. The deluded natives of tha
country will now crane their nocks tc
BOO the "member of the United State ;
parliament , " as he has boon called b ;
the London papers.
Oun legislative Blue Hook hns bcei
pronounced as bad English by one of tin
classic writers whoso repressed s.vmpa
thios are with the boodlors and rallrogucs
The liluo Hook may bo imperfect as i
literary composition but it is good onongl
English to nass muster with the taxpay
era and people who work for an hone *
living. _
TIIK Wisconsin logimaturo has p.issuc
nn alien land bill tiling the maximun
acreage which may bo owned by a mar
who is not a citizen at 320. It will doubtless
loss receive the governor's signature
Illinois has passed a similar law. I
ether states will follow in this importan
matter foreign land speculators will b
untiroly prohibited , as they should bo.
is the most southed ,
point in Indiana where natural gas well
have boon developed. Seven great well
nro flowing at Muncie , whore real cstat
to the amount of $1,000,000 changci
hands in ono clay. AH thcso vnluabl
pointers should bo remembered by tli
people of Nebraska. J { natural gas i
lound in Indiana , the probabilities ar
that it can bo discovered horo.
ACCOIUMNO to our dispatches , Mr. SMI
Jones , of the Union Pacilio , will not b
chosen as secretary of the intor-stat
commerce commission. The commisslo
wants a man for that position "wi !
knows all about railroads , in a lawyo
and a judge , a statesman and a scholui
and has Brut class amlity. As Mr. Sat
Jones i * lacking in at least six of th
qualifications , ho will fail to receive th
title of secretary or draw the salary.
THE Pennsylvania legislature hn
passed the joint resolution pro ) otlng
woman iiillVage constitutional amend
in en t bj a vote of 9 ? to 16. Senate
Hnrlan , the long-haired champion of th
cause , was the recipient of bouquets an
loving looks and smiles from the sheri
haired women who pacKcd the galleries
Kan.itu' experience will be
warning to the Intelligent voter * of th
Key Stoiii ) ntuto.
Cleveland and Itnndall.
The relations between Mr. Cleveland
and Mr. Knndalt have never been very
clearly defined. It was the impression
during the first year of the administra
tion that the Pennsylvania statesman was
regarded with a great deal of considera
tion at the white lionso and exerted a con
siderable influence ) there. There wore
sonic facts which for a tlmo seemed to
warrant this vlow , and tholr ofl'ect un
doubtedly was to estrange from the presi
dent a number of democrats who are
bitterly hostile to Handall. Then there
came a period when the country was
told that Mr. Cleveland had broken with
the Pennsylvania ! ! , and circumstances
were staled In evidence of this. Then
when Handall dictated the last demo
cratic state ticket in Pennsylvania , it
was claimed that his power to do this
was clue to the fact of his having admin
istration assurances in respect to the
patronage in the state. On this assump <
tlon the president was soundly berated
and a fooling created which cost the
democratic party of Pennsylvania a
great many votes. It Is now rep
resented that in appointing ex-Governor
Pitttlson a member of the Pacilio railway
investigating commission , the president
not only did not consult Mr. Randall ,
but entirely ignored his well-understood
feeling regarding Pattison. This ciruttm-
stance is referred to by a Philadelphia
paper of democratic predolcctlons as tlu
best evidence yet given of a change in
Knndall's relations with the adininistra
tion , and hailed as an assurance tliat the
president is "finding that foxy person
out" as one not to be trusted.
If Mr. Cleveland has but just reached
this conclusion it proves that cither hi a
observation has boon very incomplete or
that his judgment is exceptionally slug-
Cibh. Everybody of ordinary perception
has been familiar with this phase of Ran-
chill's character for a long ttmu. He
would not have the least hesitation in
using the administration for subserving
his own end , and when that was accom
plished abandoning it to its cmcmlcs ,
This characteristic is well understood by
the politicians in Pennsylvania who use
him , and who required of him fresh am !
stronger guarantees of fidelity as the
price of leaving his congress
ional district untouched. Why the president <
idont should over have reposed any
confidence in Randall , in view of tiio faei
that ho ha < ! never shown any reciprocal
feeling , It is not easy to understand. Lie
has boon the areh-obstructlonlst in the
way of every leading policy of the ad
ministration , lib has rendered the dem
ocratic majority in congress helpless. Ho
is most largely responsible for the failure
of the party to carry out its pledges to the
country. For thcso reasons ho has had
no claim for any consideration from the
administration , and it was a mistake to
accord any to him. If the president has
atlast determined to ignore Mr. Randall ,
and in setting thu example shall bo foi'
lowed , as may bo intended , by the demo
crats in congress in sympathy with the
administration's policy , wo do not bo' '
Hove that either the president or thu
party will in the end lese by the action.
Randall is .still in a position to give some
trouble , anil ho will make full use of his
opportunity. But ho cannot bo improved
by coaxing or compromising , as Mr.
Springer has suggested. A political
party which trifles with obstructionists am
disorganizes in its ranks fosters an clement
mont of weakness that is always danger
ous. Randall is of thcso classes , and the
democratic party would bo bettor oil
without him.
A Flight of Sloincntnry Confidence ,
Twenty-live gentlemen were gathered
around a convivial board on January 9tli
to do honor to the famous Irish painter ,
Mulvancy , Toasts wore proposed and
drank , speeches were made in honor ol
the guest of the evening and upon sub
jects as promiscuous as was the com
pany. Among ether toasU was that ,
"To our next postmaster , " responded tc
by Mr.C.V.Gallagher. Thatgontleman.ns
we learned the very next day , treated
the toast from a serious standpoint , and
expressed himself most decidedly dis
gusted with tirovor Cleveland and his
way of doling out federal patronage.
Three months have passed away , and
Mr. Gallughor has been named
postmaster. Another banquet , thb
time in honor of the re
tiring and incoming postmasters it
given. .The convivial gathering is con
lined to a do/on persons , the only differ
ence between this and the Mulvaney ban >
qttct being that tlio toasts proposed ant !
speeches made are published the iioxl
Tins time , a.4 three months ago , Mr.
Gallagher was called on to respond to
the same toast , "Our Next Postmaster , "
but the sontlmont * expressed Wednesday
night were in striking constrast with
those uttered at the Mulvanoy banquet
Because the HUE has seen lit to com
ment on the change of heart which Mr ,
Gallagher has experienced since the
long-sought appointment has boon made ,
a howl of indignation goes up from the
keepers of Mr.Con Gallagher's conscience
who edit mutual admiration sheets of op
posing parties in Omaha. Ono of these
editors tolls us that Mr. Gallagher's
'ou'tsuslvo partisan" speech nt the Mul-
vauoy banquet was a flight of momen
tary conh'donce , which novershould have
been divuUrod. In the satno breath we
nro assured that Uvonty-four gontleinon
out of the twenty-five persons pr eson
will join hands it ; denying that Galla
gher ever uttered the sentiments imputed
to him. *
It may bo regarded as the essence of a
pollta society gentleman never to dis
close what is said at a banquet , and If per
chance a disclosure U made , to donj
the truth for the sake of protecting an
indiscreet person who oxprujsod his fool
ingsnndiir champagne inspiration. Thoao
twenty -four gentleman may join in sucb
a denial , but It will not in the least affect
the truth , whioh , as the common saying
goes , Is often told by children and intox
icated pcoplo.
Our informant may not bo very polite
or secretive , Kolng a republican ho was
naturally impressed with Mr. Gallagher's
remarks as showing a tendency among
certain disaffected democrats to back-cat
their administration. A mcmorandun
of this little speech , for future reference ,
was made by the editor of the UEU as reported
ported to him on the day after the banquet
quot This has boon hu habit of doinj :
with political records and utterance : , ol
public men and politicians.
Wo decline to discuss the ethics ol
banquets , private or public. When i
public man makes a speech before i
gathering of citizens he naturally must
expect that sooner or later his utterances
will bo quoted if they are at variance
with his avowed personal or political
views. Mr. Gallagher has notoriously
the reputation of talking ono way in ono
crowd and the opposite in another. He has
been a Bo.vd-and-Millor-man with Mil
ler and Uoyd ; he has boon a llrown-nml-
Morton-man with Morton and Brown.
Ho was a very intense Van Wyck
man , with the ex-sonator and
his friends , and at the same
time ho was in collusion with the rail
road factions of both parties to defeat
Van Wyck. Ills remarks about Grover
Cleveland ninety days ago were doubt
less uttered in a flight of momentary
confidence , but they expressed the
thoughts and feelings of the man at that
time. Mr. Gallagher in this instance ,
was like the Rcvorond Burcharit in his
memorable Uelmonico nftcc-dinncr
speech on "Rum , Romanism and Rebel
lion. " Ho opened his mouth and put
his foot in it.
cox , commanding the department of the
Missouri , has been placed on the retired
list. This will leave a vacancy for col
onel of the line of the army , and for some
time past conjecture has been active HI
army circles as to who will probably so *
euro the promotion. The general opin
ion appears to bo that Colonel Wosly
Morritt , Fifth cavalry , superintendent ol
the west point Military Academy , is the
ollicer most likely to bo advanced. He is
regarded as ouo of the ablest ofllcors in
the army , and has the rare record of hav
ing boon brovotted for gallant and meri
torious service in seven battles. Colonel
Murritt stands third on the initial list of
cavalry ollieers and eleventh on the list
in relative rank. There is also a good
deal of interest in the question of who
will succeed to the command of the department -
partmont , of the Missouri , which is considered
sidorod the most desirable of the depart
ments. General Crook is reported from
Washington to desire it , and being now
the senior olllcor of his grade thinks he
ought to have it. General Miles is tired
of Arizona and is said to regard his claim
to the Missouri department as boiiu ; as
good as that of any other. General Gib
bon is also understood to bo not adverse
to taking the vacated command , and ho
has the advantage of being a favorite
with the president.
AN unusual gathering of cattlemen ni
St. Louis a few days ago , when the bids
for Indian supplies were opened , enabled
the newspapers to obtain nuthorativo information -
formation regarding the season's cxpori-
cnco of this important interest. The sub
stance of this was that the losses suflured
in the northwest during the past winter ,
in consequence of the exceptionally
heavy snow fall and the intense cold ,
were heavier than ever before known.
From d5 to 50 per cent of the Montana
and Dakota cattle died , and the cattle
that survived came through in extremely
poor condition. In Texas , owing to the
drouth , the cattlemen lost quite as heavily
ily as those of the northwest , nearly
everybody losing 50 per cent , while in
some localities every aniiual in a district
miles in extent was lost. The condition
in Texas is still very unpromising. But
notwitustandiug this disastrous oxpcrl-
cnco , the bids ofl'ered were lower than
over made before , and in the .item of beol
in its Indian supplies the government
wi'l ' make a largo saving.
JI.M LAIKD'S homo organ kindly goes
out of its way to inform us that the BEE
has "showed" an "ungracious spirit" in
attacking the country press. With the
same propriety it might bo said that the
BEE has "showed" an "ungracious
spirit" in attacking tbo late legislature.
The country press , as a whole , like the
legislature that closed its session two
weeks ago , is made up of a variety ol
members good , bad and indifferent'
The good have no reason to complain of
our strictures , since they cannot apply to
them. The boodlcrs and monopoly
henchmen may put the shoo on if it Ills
THERE is talk about vigilants to sup
press foot-pads , crooks and burglars
on the outskirts of the city. The way to
suppress those outlaws is to close up the
resorts and dives where they congregate
and find shelter. The trouble in this city
is that some very good people are not par
ticular about their tenants , as long as
they pay exorbitant rents. Usually thu
more disreputable the resort the higher
the rent. If the good people who rent
houses for unlawful purposes were called
into the police court two or three times a
mouth to pay lines , Omaha"would rid
herself of the vicious and dangerous
classes in a very short time.
Ouit sidewalks and cross-walks should
bo attended to by the board of public
works and street commissioner. On
many of our principal thoroughfares the
walks are in a-dilapidated and dangerous
condition , laying the city and property
owners liable to damages. Telegraph
and telephone poles and hydrants arc
allowed to stand in the center of side
walks and seriously imperil the life and
limb of pedestrians during dark nights ,
TIIUKSTOM'S graceful letter tothoGalla-
gher-Coutant banqueters would have
made u goad oil-room oration. The
only notable omission was the usual refer
ence to that gallant ancestral hero who
marched ouct "lit" in the revolutionary
war and Infused stalwart republicanism
Into the vuius and arteries of the No-
oil-room statesman.
JOHN M. TiniKSTox assures the eminent
banqueters over his own signature that he
loves the now postmaster like a long losl
brother who just turned up in time to
partake of the Thanksgiving turkey. Mr ,
Thurston is ono of the largest sunflowers
we have in Nebraska politics. Even a
democratic postmaster is a lodestonc
whoso magnetism ho cannot witsthand.
WHEN Omaha has full/ organized hqr
metropolitan police , our citizens can
look for better police protection. We
Vf ill 10 in a position to organize an of
ffctivo force and have as many police
men as the city 'can pay for out of the
police fund.
THE quarrel over the Twenty-second
itroot Krado niay yet terminate by calling
out the militia. Tha combatants should
boar in mind that under the lair passed
this winter the governor has the authority
to organize and equip a second regiment ,
IK MiKe Moany can stop looking for
loose planks long enough wo would sug
gest that ho look after a largo number ol
cross-walks upon newly paved streets.
Other Uantl-fl Than Ours.
The great anti-coercion domonatratlor
in London on last Monday , In which i
wac estimated aV legist 150,000 people par
ttclp itud , was ; corroborative evidence
that the English 'pcoplo ' are ready tc
grant Ireland the right of self-govern-
mcnt. It proved that the electors whc
returned unionist candidates to parliament
mont , and in many cases , perhaps , thos <
who voted for .conservative members
have changed thtitr views since the mill
Istry proclalmedjlts brutal policy of co
crcion. This monitor meeting was lich
in what was the'stronghold of anti-Glad
stomanism at th'o last election , am
therefore indicated unmistakably tha
the next appeal to the pcoplo upon tin
Irish issues will result in the return of i
home rule majority to the house of com
mons. Since that meeting there havi
been other evidences of the profoutu
popular displeasure with the policy o
the government. The reception given tin
ill-tempered and slanderous speech o
Chamberlain at Ayr , Scotland , on Thurs
day , clearly showed that the peopl
arc not in the mood to , tolerate a defens
of the government's despotic policy b ;
such arguments as Chamberlain cm
ployed , and which in themselves are
confession of the weakness of the govern
mont's position. The whole country 1
aroused to an extent that it has never ox
porlenccd before , and the drift of the cur
runt , so far as the people are concerned
is-obvious. The second reading of th
coercion bill is expected to bo carried 01
next Monday by a majority of aboti
ninety votes. It is understood the toric
will endeavor to accomplish this withou
recourse to the cloture , worried by the
severe experience of lost week. Shouli
they take this recourse , however , it is be
Sieved that gladstone will defy the al
tempt to silence hint ns the rccogni/.ci
leader of the opposition. While th
forces supporting ihogovernment appea
to bo still firm , a disruption is possible
and not altogether Improbable , at an
moment , and if a broach should bo mud
thu end of the ministry would bo speed ! !
reached. In nny event its hold on powe
cannot , in the opinion of the most intell
gent observers , bo long maintained.
, * .
The question is again being asko
whether Russia intends to attack 15u
garia this spring. The aspect of afl'ait
in that country is regarded in some quai
tors as serious. There have recently oc
ctirrcd several circumstances which ar
thought to bo very significant strawf
Ono of these , perhaps more weighty tha
usual is the recent call of the Russia
war oflico for bids for large supplies o
medical stores an'.d ambulance equip
mcnts. Coupled with this are the re
pcatod and persistent attacks upon Got
mans and Gorman policies by the gret
Pau-Slavic organ of Russia , th
Moscow Gazelle.JAnd third , wo hav
the alleged interview between M
Flottreus and the correspondent of th
Novoe Vromya , dlrj-ctly hinting at th
probability of an alliance between Uus
sia and France. These surface bubble
may not be significant , but it is ccrtaii
that they are viowcl with-gravo conoori
by Great Britain at'least , and that worl
is now pushed night and day on nuv
cruisers in British'yards. . The grea
powers , it is now evident , will not per
mil the re-election of Princa Alexander
to which the regency is clearly tending
or the permanent establishment of th
present govern mont. Austria is agai :
diplomatically backing down am
tremulously anxious to preserve th
status quo and keep peace with Russia
She is cxcossively weak on the Galiciai
frontier , where a much superior Russiat
force is already massed , and which shi
could not possibly hold against a Russiai
, %
Few European kingdoms have figuroc
more honorably in history than has tlu
Kingdom of Holland. Since tha days
when the Frisians fought against tlu
imperial eagles of Rome the story of it
stuidy people has been a record of war :
for good government its well as of splen
did struggles with-tue son. A time o
quietude lias come , and the people o :
Amsterdam can well be pardoned fo
indulging in jubilation over th
seventieth anniversary of the birth ol
their rulor. During the thirty-eight year
of this monarch's reign peace has prevailed
vailed , the only break having been the
war waged with the sultan of Acheou , ai
island near Sumatra. Since his rolgt
began many internal improvements hav
been made and too national language hn
been enriohod , and the staid old burgher ;
may bo congratulated on the uiatoria
prosperity and freedom from intcrna
dissoutions they have so long cujoyoJ.
T&o Emperor William's jubilee prcsen
to Queen Victoria is to bo a dinner ser
vice of the famous Dresden yellow porce
lain , consisting of upwards of sixhundroc
plcoos. The plates are to have medallions
lions representing nortraits of hoi
majesty's celwbrated contemporaries amJ
remarkable incidents in Europe during
her reign. Thoro' is to bo an immense
contrn-picoo with a statuette of thu queer
on the top , and all round it there wil ( b <
medallion portraits in relief of member ,
of the royal family. This splendid gifi
will be a worthy addition to the ar
treasures in the private apartments ul
Windsor Castle , whcro there Is some o
the finest Sovres china1 in the world. Ii
the grand corridor tlio'ro are throu uiiiqu
rose lu Barry vasoS'Which are valued a' '
I1C0.030 , and in fho groan drawing-room
Is the famous Sovros'dassurtsorvico ' whicl
could bo sold to-morrow for330,003. This
service was made for King Louis XVI.
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The Empress Eugohlo is going to pay ;
visit to her native IJqd. She has no
boon in Spain slnco 1810 , when she won
thoru with a double bjjoot. Ono was t
bring the Spanish government to sand ai
army corps to RomoTd protect the popi
and so enable the French to corno away
The ether was to in\luanoe \ the Spinlst
court of appeal , bofojra which there was
a long-pending suit brought by the rcla
lives of the Empress Eugenic on th
Montijo side against her imperial
majesty. If the suit were decided agalns
her there would bo a stigma placed upon
her birth. Notwithstanding her efforts
aud perhaps because of the attempts o
the Dno do Montponslcr to frustrate her
she lost , and , there was therefore mud
sarcasm spent upon her both in Purls am
Madrid , All that , however , is now vor ;
ancient history which will certainly nebo
bo remembered when she is in Spain
The Spaniards will only see m her i
countrywoman who has tasted of tin
sweets of existence and then of all tin
bitten save that of poverty. She was ai
Intensely proud woman and she has boot
humbled to the dust , Dut although so
bereaved and saddened , her life is not so
gloomy as might bo supposed , At Naples
she received much company and her gen
eral mood was cheerful.
The hop-growers ot England are in a
woeful state. A largo and Influential
deputation of them waited upon the
prime minister recently , and unfolded a
tale that must have moved his lordship
prrofoutully. They represented that their
industry was fast going to ruin. Already
from hvo to ten thousand acres ol hop'
Holds had boon grubbed up , and many
thousands more were threatened. This ,
they ax'gucd , was especially bad because
of all branches of agricultural industry
there was none that the laboring classes
could so 111 afford to loso. On every acre
of hops there is a yearly expenditure ol
about 30 for manual labor , and
whllo a hundred acres of plow land
may employ about four men , the
same area in hops will give occupation
to some fifty laborers , with women and
children. The hop-growers told Lord
Salisbury they Were convinced that the
cause of all their woes was the admission
of foreign-grown hops to the Englisli
market frco of tariu' tax. They told him
that America put n high duty on Englisli
hops , but American hops had free ad
mission to English markets , wheretliej
undersold those of home growth. There1
fore they asked that a tariff tax be laid on
imported hops , so that English brewer :
might bo compelled to buy home-grown
at a greatly increased price. This , they
contended , would not cause an advance
in the price of-beer , but merely a diver
sion of some of the brewers' profits for
tlio purpose of maintaining n valuable
TIIKKK will bo poor picking in tlu
United States marshal's Ollico about the
time Mr. Bicrbowor gets ready to retire.
Tlio law passed by the last congress ex
cluding all cases from United States
courts involving Joss than $2,000 is doin
its deadly work.
Paul du Challlu , who wrote "Tho Land ol
the Midnight Sun , " Is about to publish a
work on early Scandinavian history.
Miss Mary Booth , editor of Harper's Uazar ,
has gone to Europe , where she will spend
live months In travel. This Is her lirst real
vacation since she took charge ol the Bazar ,
twenty years RRO.
Mr. Daniel O'Day , president of the UuiTalo
Natural Gas company , was an Erie ralhond
workman at 51.50 * a day when the oil level
broke out. Ho went In for oil , struck it , and
Is now worth several millions.
William Ward , who has just died In Soda-
Ha , Mo. , aged ninety-four , was the lirst man
to build a paper mill west of the Mississippi
river. Ills father lived to bo a centenarian ,
and his ciaiulinotlier died at 110.
James H. Marr , eighty-one years old , and
Judge Lawrence , eighty-four , are the
patriarchs of tlio postal department at Wash
ington. They were both appointed In 1KJI
by President Andrew Jackson.
The I'nssovcr.
SI. Louts Qlolte-Dcmncrat.
The Hebrews celebrated the feast of the
Passover yesterday. The railroads celebrated
the same event on the 5th lust.
A I'rivllccod Glass.
St. rutd Olnbc.
The tramps , whose favorite method ol
transportation Is on the bumpnrs of a box
car , In their Indifference to the inter-stato
commerce law , hold themselves proudly su
perior to the rest of the traveling public.
A Point Well Taken.
St Louts QIalje-Dcmocrat.
The railroads have all called in their passes ,
and everybody is now supposed to bo pay
ing the regular passenger rates : but wo
have not yet heard of those rates being re
duced , and wo used to be assured they
would bo if the necessity of carrying so many
pcoplo for nothing could bo avoided.
The Inter-Stato Law.
Denver Itepuliltcan.
Ex-Senator Miller , of New York , thinks
that the railroads will derive all the bnnelit
ftom the Inter-stato commerce law , and that
the people will be worse oil than they were
before it was enacted. This depends upon
whether or not the commission shall permit
the railroads to make the law burdensome. If
the commission will enforce the law strictly
and compel thu railroads to make their rates
" and reasonable " the law
"just , as empowers
It to do , wo have no doubt that good will re
sult to both thn railroads and the people. We
hope that Judue Cooluy and his conferees
wilt teach tlio railroads that it Is gratuitous
impudence on their part to presume to trltlo
with the law-making powers of the United
States. Any railroad manager who attempts
to so construe the I a was to make It onerous
and obnoxious should be punished for con
The Old School House.
1 remember , I remember ,
That old school house on the lilll ,
Where In alcobra and classics
We received our dally drill.
I remember all those poplars ,
Growing trail nt and straight and tall ,
Wlioro we often used to loiter
Till wo heard the last bell call.
All. that spot was always sacred ,
With the churchyard In thu rear ,
Whore the sexton , brave , yet silent ,
Gathered in those near and dear.
Master i ) . , so calm and gentle ,
Daily br the blackboard stood ,
Now erasing , now explaining ,
Till each pupil understood.
And his smllo of approbation
That each pupil strove to win ,
More , yes more , than compensated
For the mental toll within.
Years have passed , yet memory lingers
Hound that dear and sacred spot ,
Like somu sweet , yet fading vision ,
That once wau , but now Is not.
Nebraska Jottings.
The Crota creamery has bugun churn
Plattsmoulh hns invested in a city en
Tlio Methodists of Crete have decided
to put u p a $0,000 church.
Missouri Pacific surveyors are camping
on the Blue river , heading tor Crete.
Miss R. Franks , of Omaha , has been
appointed teacher of muslo in the Fre
mont normal school.
Gulno Bohannan , the noted spoiling
professor , is a valued contributor to the
Nebraska City Press.
Beatrice proposes to raise the roof of
her Jail so that athletic utooks cannot
kick a hole through It.
North Bond speculator * are going down
into the bowels of the earth 3,000 feet in
search of gas or treajure.
Tbo voters of Red Cloud having de
clared for waterworks , trouble now
begins with regard to pinna aud prices.
Crete has acnt out n commlttoo to
tender the freedom of the city and a
sugar plum to the Omaha. Lincoln , Hartland -
land 6s El Paso railroad. The road begin *
and ends nowhere- .
Mr. Bentley , member of the legislature
from Saundomcounty , took a dose of car *
belle acid the ether day , thinking it wa
couch medicine. Ho hnil n clo o call for
his life , but will probably recover.
Pawl Duflln , a butcher of Bancroft , on
Tuesday onmo to the Vincent farm about
live miles from Ponca to butcher ti cow ,
Preparatory thereto ho erected a plat
form n few feet above the ground , got
onto It and bounced up and down to try
the strength of it. when suddenly u bo\ril :
broke , ono end of which slruck him on
the back of his huad and killed him in
Nebraska City's products comprise al
cohol , bacon , balusters , barrels , beer ,
boilers , bread , breakers , brick , brooms ,
buggU's , candies , canned goods , cigars ,
castings , coal tar , crackers , cultivators ,
engines. Hour , gas , grasshopper plows ,
hams , harness , hayrakcs , head cheese ,
harrows , Iron fences , hominy , stairway
aud fronts , keys , lard , mineral waters ,
meal , mill products generally , moldings ,
oat meal , saddles , sashes , sausage , slip
measures , starch , tierces , turners , wag
ons , windmills , wines and whisky.
Thu Plattsmouth Journal says rumors
arc currant there that Wing Leo. the
shirt mangier who disappeared Satur
day , was foully dealt with , "and that
the Celestials who came clown from
Omaha and took possession of his place
nro almond-eyed rascals who may know
more than they tell regarding ills going
away. Mr. Gelding thinks the idea that
Wing was in debt to these fellows is pre
posterous , ns lie always had lots of cash
nt hand , always paid his bills and had
been doing a big business here ever since
ho came. Besides ho loft a great deal of
property m his place which he could
easily have converted into cash had he
been leaving town to stay. It is possi
ble that \ \ inn has been made away witli
in Omaha , and that these two slant-eyed
celestials came down hero to complete ti
job begun there. "
I own Item * .
The police force of Burlington arc to
bo supplied with now uniforms.
The United States grand jury nt lu- )
buquo found thirty-two indieimenta.
The Miles Creamery association , ol
Floyd county , filed its articles of incor
QOn March 81 there were 693 prisoners
in the two state penal institiflcs , against
720 the year previous.
Several farnjors around Iowa Falls
maka considerable quantities of syrup
from their grows of softmnplo.
The other night a beaver weighing
forty-live pounds was caught in the west
Nlsimabotun river near Hamburg.
Northern Iowa farmers are this year
said to bo putting in onlvsullloifitit wheat
tor their own use. Oats will load in small
grain , and a larger acreage than usual of
corn will bo planted.
Tlio last five indictments against A. L.
Ttilllj ) , formerly auditor of Madison
county , have just been tried. He was
charged with embezzlement and was ac
quitted on each charge.
John P. Irish , formerly of Iowa City ,
has been placed at the head of a treasury
commission to select and purchase prop
erty in San Francisco on which to erect n
postollico and custom house , for which
$300,000 was appropriated.
Thn now mayor of Fargo wants electric
lights turned on to hui administration.
Ilillsboro's sixth elevator , with 00,000
bushuls capacity , will bo finished May 1.
Kimball claims the champion hose-
coupler of South Dakota. His name is
Waugh , Into of Charles Mix county , but
now a resident there.
The opening of the school of mines nt
Rapid City has already proven a valu
able advertisement for the Black Hills as
n mineral-bearing country.
Spring water is put up into five and ten
gallon casks ac Sioux Falls and sold to
consumers. They are willing to pay a
reasonably amount any tlmo for drink
ing out of a cask.
A few of the periodical rock sharps
have put in an appearance at Deudwood.
They always come in the spring and
hang out during the. sunny portion of the
day at the bank corners. They arc
loaded with specimen ere for tondcrfcot
and grubstakors , and always take pleas
ure in showing their samples. Free gold
.specimens , horn , native and ruby silver
worth thousands of dollars to the ton , nro
as common at this season of the year as
gypsum at Rapid.
courSlrTjiiAb IT.
A Grand Army JL'ost Chaplain Has
Trouble ! Wtth the Illtunl.
Oil City Derrick : Lawyer L. W. Wilcox -
cox , the grizzled veteran of Tilusville ,
who was injured by stepping from a
moving train at Corry the other dny , is
the leading character in this Hero-comic
incident , which Ims never before been
printed. Ministers wore a trillo scared in
a Grand Army of the Republic post up
the creek , of which Wilcox was a mem
ber , and ho was elected chaplain. His
chief duty was Jo open the meetings with
prayer , and never having sol himself
up as a praying man thu
prayer was printed on a card RO
lie could uet through with it with less
mental effort. SVilcox carried the card
around in his pocket with his tobacco
and things , and when ho came to use it
for the lirst time the printing was consid
erably obscured. After the mooting had
boon called to order Captain Wilt-ox
stopped to the front , took out hi.s card
and began to scrulinize it closely. Ho ro-
gardeditcarefully for a moment and
then began to road , deciphering the
printing with much difficulty. "O Lord , "
hu began , so as to get the bust possible
light on It , "O Lord , wo" ( then stopping
to spoil out a dim word ) wo thank Thee
for Thy" ( another halt ) "for Thy
dammit , boys , can't road it ! "
Abyn lnla'e Great Warrior ,
Pall Mall ( iazotlo : The great Ahjssln-
inn chief Has Alula is at present n person
of much interest to tlio Italians. Ho is
the son of Abyssinian peasants. He was
born about forty-live years ago in the
village of Pamaka , near Mokallo , and
served for many years as groom under
the uncle of the Negus Ras Area. Later
ho became master of the wardrobe at
court , and married thn du'i ' htur of Ras
Aaa Area , who died not long after thu
marriage. He than rose to the rank of
chamberlain , and was finally made gov
ernor of Tigru , with thu tlllu of Ras.
Has Alula is of middle height , Ims a
chocolate colored skin and a linn facn ,
but is otherwise rather stout. Iln never
laughs , talks slowly , iapolito tostnmgorfl
but haughty to infnrioN. Ills orders are
only given onco. if they are not oxo-
cutoilTho horsewhips his sorvants. AH a
ruin hu wears a wluto cotton shift and
trousers. A rod focover - ) his close-cut
hair. On special occasions ho wears a
rod silk shirt , the robu of thu governor.
Ho Is an excellent liorthiniar. , and it will
be. difficult to find an Abyc.sinmn who
boars the hardships of travnlling butter
than ho. He accompanies thu NegUH
barufooted on all his tours , and
never shown a sign of fatigue. Having
had no education , hu can neither write
nor road , but is very intelligent ami cun
ning , but pious and iiper tltious withal.
Ills averico is oictreinu : h" takes every
where , and gires nowhere. Wherever
ho ous no takes everything ho can lay
hold of. On his marches ho is accom
panied bv IIH ! servants who carry his
wine , made of honuy.
The king has promised him the crown
of Koraala , If ho can earn it. Eight gen
erals fight under him. Hifi daughter is a
good and beautiful woman , who Ims pro
tected Count Salumbeni and his compan
ion , and it is duo lo hur Influnnco that
they have not boon klllud ,
To keep flics , gnats , mosquitoes from
annoying vour animals thlukim Dr. J. H.
McLean 'a Volcanic Oil Liniment with
lard or mutton tallow and apply on the
hair or exposed parti.
The Defeat of thn Omaha , Team
No\vsy Notes.
The defeat of the Omaha ball club
Thursday by the DesMolucs loam wat not
unexpected. It was generally foil , how
ever , oven by those who do not rate the
homo team ns highly as others , that the
nine would niako an excellent showing
against the men it had beaten on Sun
day last. The disastrous defeat , it
Is thought , is to be ascribed
to the fact that the management is as yet
( Ycpcrimonting with somu of the players
in some of the positions. Manager
Handle said before leaving that his first
battery would bu Houseman and Hartnr.
llo wanted to see what the former could
do in thn box , as up to that tlmo hu had
not distinguished himself. The bat
tery in yesterday's game in Dos Molncfl
was to uo Henley and Krehmoycr , and
the series was to close with the battery
lirst mc'iulonod. Whether the result of
Thursday's game will change the Inten
tion of the manager in this respect , has
not vet been ascertained. 11 Is more than
likely that it has , bocatiso the Informa
tion received Is to tlio clfect that House
man was batted all over thu field. Mana
ger Handle said ho hnd to luako
these experiments oven if the club
lost all thu games with the DCS Moines
men. Those games , however , did not
count , ho said , in the championship rec
ord.Tlio uniforms for the C. K. Aiayno base
ball club have arrived. They are of dark
green cloth with red trimmings , the
stockings and caps being of the latter
County Scltool Mnttcrg.
County Superintendent Bruncr is dally
in receipt of the school census of each
school district in the county. A number
show an increase. Omaha gains 3,05 ? ,
Saratoga 81 , Valley 33 and Walnut Hill
51. ' 1 ho greatest increase , however , is
at the stock yaids , the returns for which
have not yet been made.
Tim siiperintuiulunt has been peti
tioned by residents of school districts
I',1 , and fractional district 3 to detach from
the former and attach to the latter , the
west j section I ) , 14 , 10 , and the southwest
i section , 1 1 , 11. Tlio cause of thu
change is the weakness of the fractional
district , both the divisions lying in the
southwestern section of thu county. Thu
petitions from each district are unani
mous , and the superintendent proposes
to grant the request.
One of Omaha's well-known young
men , Mr. Thomas Ross , was married yes
terday at Cho.venuo , Wyo. , to Miss Fannie
Fisher , the accomplished daughter of a
wealthy capitalist of that city. The
young eouplo are on their way cast and
are expected to stop in Omaha.
Mr. Ross is the son of Mrs. M. A. Dunn I-
of this city , and was formerly connected
with the establishment of A. D. Morse &
Co. Ho is now in the grain and cattle
business for liiiiLself nt Stromsburg , Nob.
Ho is a young man of recognized abilities
and sterling qualities , and nis friends will
wish him all possible happiness in his
new relation.
Stele a JlurncHa.
A young man named Charles Franklin
was arrested yesterday for the theft of n
elegant gold-plated harness , worth | 125 ,
belonging to Peter Her. The harness
was in Ins possession when ho was arrested -
rested , but hu claimed that it had been
given to him for safe keeping by n man
who pretended to own it. His story is
regarded as rather thin. Ho has been a
prominent man in tlio Y. M.C. . A. meet
ings. Ho is a special protege of that
Mrs. Kclloy'a Death.
Black crape hung ycstcrdy on the doors
of the establishment of Kelley , Stigor &
Co. , which had been closed on account
of { ho death of Mrs. George W. Kelley ,
wife of the senior partner of the firm.
Mrs. Kelley had been in Indianapolis for
some time past visiting heir parents , aud
was In that city when nor death occurred.
The leaders of thn Gospel Army.whloh
is now holding nightly meetings in the
Buckingham , siiy that their forces are to
be strengthened in attractiveness by anew
now vocalist named Miss Brown , also
styled tlio nightiiigalo , who is expected to
arrive from Chicago this evening ,
Iron KokcH. !
The yokes of the cable line on Dodge r
street have been extended ns far as
Thirteenth , It seems to require a day
and a half to extend those required for
each block. _
District Court ,
The divorce case of Nojdl vs Nejdl ia
still being heard by Judge Wakoloy in
the district court. It ? disgusting details
are being listened to by n number of the
countrymen of botii I ho parties.
Merchant * ) About to Put *
Steamboat on the Upper
Fourteen hundred miles up the
Yangtso-Kiung river , in the heart of
China , Is the great city of Chung- King ,
the chief town of the 'fertile province of
Sedition. U is a sort of Chlnexo Man
chester , whore a great variety of native
wares are manufactured and distributed
far and widu to thu value of many mil
lions of dollars annually. A lot of mer
chants in England have within the past
few wct-ks been putting their IOOHU
chungo together , and the pile has finally
amounted to .f5UKJO. ( With this money
they intend to build a little Hat-bottomed
steamboat to ply on the Upper Ytinjrtse-
Kiang to Chung-King. Mr. Archibald JJv >
Little , a merchant who has long lived in JJvT
China , has convinced thorn that they can T
gnmtly increase British trade by putting
u steamer on the Upper YangUu. MoHrs.
Buber and Ho-iic bait toldthuni so before ,
but they did nol net until now.
It is a curious fact that many of thu
l/hiniio ) regions are less tolerant of for-
[ iignurs and have fewer commercial dual-
Ings vdlh thu outside world than the in
land people who livu along tlm banks of
the Yiingtie. Mr. Thmnas Stuvens was
mobbed mid his lifu was constantly
menaced whilti ho was recently traveling
ulong thu coast fromCantonto ( Shanghai.
\ journey among tlio Yungtso would
loubtless have binin easier and loss ux-
.iitiug. Steamboats run far up thu river ,
.hough thu navigation in none of thu bust ,
aid throu of tlm treaty ports nro en the
river , thu furthest inland being K-liang ,
ibout 1,100 miles up the Yangltic , Thu
Ittlo English steamer ii : intended lo ply
jutvfcon Icliang unct Chung-King.
If foreign merchant : ! had not been
rrightunod by the Inliang rapdis a steam-
ioat would doubtless liavti biiun launched
in the upper Yangtse before thin. It took
i long time , however , to convince the
Uritirth traders that stout llnt-bottomi'd
itenntboaLs could make regular trips to
JliuiiK-KhiK in epito of thu raphls ,
.lirongh which many junks work their
* ay every year , carrying annually to
Jhint-KingM)0GOOof : : ) ) Britiah gooJs.
A rather strange cltutsu in the treaty
publishing the treaty ports provided
hat Chung. King should not bn opened lo
oroi n traders until a Moamnr h& I as-
: enc | ( > 4 to that eilv. "I he nt-etssary con-
litlon Is now likely to be fulfilled , and
jcchuueu with Its 80.COO.UOO pnoplo
> rought gradually Intodircot commeicial
relations with the western world.