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TIIEIIK is nn abundance of natural
"gas" In Omaha but wo want cheap fuel
for manufacturing purposes.
ST. JOK'S boom is spreading. Two
loaded dynamite bombs were discovered
in a cellar in that city recently.
TUB Washington monument Is being
defaced by vandal visitors. The monument
ment ought to full over and hurt some
body. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ >
TIIK telegraph , telephone and electric
light wires are to bo placed under ground
in San Francisco. So it should be in
THE New York Sun is howling itself
hoarse for "Gracly for vice president. "
It will hold an election in a few days
and elect him.
JUDGING from yesterday's score it
woula bo very diflicult to convict either
the Uiuuhu or Lincoln club of playing
base ball on Sunday.
WILL the now city council enforce the
existing contract between the city and
the It & M. railroad , for the construction
of a viaduct at Lower Farutun street ?
TiiEitRaro volcanoes which can bo ac
cused of innocuous desuetude , but the
one that has just opened up business in
Arizona may bo credited with pernicious
activity. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
GKEELY'S rain storm has not yet struck
this section of Nebraska. The street
sprinklers are unable to lay the dust in
Omaha , and General Greely should hurry
up his storm.
THK Judge-ship question having been
Bottled , that railroad blatherskite Captain
Humphrey has renewed hope of getting
on the bench. Ho would make a tine
THE fiery Frenchmen who are marching -
ing OH to Berlin have not yet got beyond
the walls of IStris. They'll find a watch
on the Rhino which will indicate to them
that it is time to go slow.
NEXT winter justices of the peace will
t bo thicker than fleas in Omaha. Eighteen
of them are to bo elected in November ,
under the old state law requiring two
Justices for each product.
MR. DILLON m the house of commons
ays ho will provo the editor of the Lon
don Times to bo "a base nnd cowardly
liar. " The house of commons is getting
to be a very common place.
Mn. TIIURSTON ought to have resigned
that railroad attornoyship years ago , before -
fore ha went into the oil-room business.
He is a little too late now in masquerad
ing in anti-monopoly garments.
TIIE activity of the railroad companies
in extending their mileage is a practical
and convincing answer to their professed
fear that the now law for their regula <
tion would destroy their business.
QUEEN VICTORIA'S jubilee would have
boon incomplete without the presence of
lUilVulo Bill in the heart of London. It is
a cold day whonColonnl Cody is not in
the heart of thu city whcroyerho may bo. .
Br.FOiu ? the stone- flagging is laid
around the court house provision should
bo made by city and county authorities
for one or more public fountains , from
which water can be drawn for pcdos
trians or animals.
IT is a little too early in the day tc
trot out candidates for congress in thu
district. Hut it is safe to predict thai
the republicans will not venture to uom
inato anvbody who cannot got the hoartj
support of this pauer.
TIIK world moves. Trial by Jury hai
been adopted m Spain , and thus has the
sphere of the jury flxer been enlarged
Several professional fixers of Oman :
would no doubt find a good Hold for operation
oration in old Spain.
Tirr mugwumps are not entirely satis
ficd with the Kentucky democratic plat
form. In so far as it commits the democracy
mocracy ot the state to Mr. Clevclam
they approve it , but its hostility to civi
tcrrico reform causes them great anguisl
of spirit. This is an effect of their doclar
atiou which the Kentucky democrat
may have anticipated , but which in an ;
Qvtmt will not displease them.
The Police nml Flro Commission.
The names of the Omaha police and
fire commission , appointed by Governor
Thayer , have been officially announced.
The members of the commission are gen
tlemen who enjoy the esteem nnd confi
dence of this community in an eminent
degree. Governor Thayor's admirable
letter of ndvico and instruction to the
commission will doubtless bo taken as
the kcynolo of the reform to bo inaugur
ated in our police system. 1'irst and
foremost the commission will bo ex
pected to reorganize the police on a civil
service basis with militarydiscipline.
There arc to be no appointments as n
reward for political activity and no removals -
movals except for misconduct an'd
incompctoucy. In the next
place the commission urc en
joined to enforce strict discipline- and
sobriety in the police force , niid make
the streets of Omaha as safe in the night
as they arc in the day time. The gover
nor takes pains to impress upon the com
mission that under the law which confers
upon him the duty of their appointment ,
ho regards himself as personally respon
sible for the success of the metropoli
tan police sy&tcin in Omaha.
It is doubtless this view of his responsi
bility that has inspired the governor's
choice of commissioners , who , as ho de
clares , are identified with tlio two great
political parties , but expected to dis-
cliargo their oQlcial duties as non-parti
Out the Judicial Muddle.
The opinion rendered by the supreme
court with regard to the muddle over the
judiciary apportionment bill settles the
mooted question as to the validity of the
recent judicial appointments tnado by
Governor Thayer. The court strains a
point in favor of tlio new judges , by de
claring that the bill in so far as it creates
new judges is valid , while the section
which relates to the additional judge in
the second district is pronounced void ,
thus leaving ten judges in the district
While this is a very satisfactory solu
tion of the knotty question involved in
tlio failure of the legislature to enroll
the right bill , wo are reminded by the
decision of the celebrated Union Pacific
bridge case at Omaha , In which
the court held that the bridge
was part of the main lii'o , and at the
same time was not a part of the main
line so far as bridge tolls are concerned.
Immigration of Skllloct Iiabor.
In considering the very important sub
ject of immigration , which bv reason of
its present extent is now commanding a
good deal of attention , the proportion of
skilled labor coming into thu country is
of great interest. The Now York Post
has been studying the treasury reports
since 1883 , and it found the average pro
portion of skilled labor under the treas
ury divisions , during four years of the
largest immigration , to be about 10 per
cent of the whole. It has boon observed
with respect to the immigration
of the current year that only a
very small proportion of it is skilled
labor , and it is very likely that the per
centage of such labor this year will be
less than for the previous years of largest
It is shown by the returns that those
countries whore industry is least de
veloped and supplying an increasing pro
portion ot the non-mechanical labor. The
United Kingdom , France and Germany
send fewer skilled laborers , showing
either that the relative conditions in
these countries as compared with those
offered by the United States have so
much improved that the chief induce
ment tb emigrate has been modified , or
that the attractions offered by the United
States have declined. On the other hand ,
such as Austria-Hungary , Denmark ,
Italy. Russia and Sweden are
supplying a far higher pro
portion of unskilled labor , some
of which is of questionable value.
The emigration from tlicso countries
passing through German ports last year
was largely in excess of the previous
year , while that from Germany recorded
at the same ports showed a very consid
These facts will bo reassuring to the
skilled labor of thn United States since
they show that while tlio coming of this
labor in the past has not been on a scale
to threaten damaging competition it is
likely to bo still less so in the present and
the immediate future , industrial growth
in Europe retaining it there. The in
creasing immigration of unskilled labor
presents a'.problom . which ofl'ers a wldo
field to the economist and legislator.
The Million or O'Brien.
The arrival in America of William
O'Brien , editor of United Ireland , on a
mission at ouco novel and important , is
an incident of the absorbing Irish con
troversy of more than passing interest.
The purpose of Mr. O'Brien is to en
lighten the people of Canada respecting
the character and conduct of their vice
roy , Lord Lansdowne , as a landlord. It
is not a self-appointed mission on which
thu editor has crossed the ocean to con
front ttio nobleman. He has come as the
representative of the tenantry of Lans-
downc , who is one of the largest owners
of land in Ireland , and as O'Brien will
doubtless bo able to show , one of the
most exacting also. He comes fully
equipped with the facts and figures show
ing the valuation of the holdings , the
rents collected in the past , and the mer
ciless treatment the tenants who wcro
unable to meet the demands upon thorn
have suffered. Probably no man
could have boon selected butter qualified ,
both in ability and courage , for such a
It is noteworthy that as soon as Mr ,
O'Brien had departed for America , a
systematic eQort was begun to forestall
and break the affect of the disclosure he
would make by public statements exon
erating Lansdowne from all personal
responsibility for whatever difficulties
bad taken place with his tenants from
which they were subjected to hardships ,
The convenient agent of the marquis in
London assumed all the responsibility ,
and has made at least two public decla
rations designed to relieve his principal
ot every charge of bad faith. By some
means also , the Wiltshire tenants oi
Lansdowne were induced to sign a lutlei
certifying to his good character as t
landlord. One or two corre
spondents of American newspapers -
papers , whoso sympathies are known
to bo susceptible to influences not of the
people , have been instrumental in giving
these statements favorable to the noble
land owner the strongest possible pro
jcnlatlon. It Is not probable that Mr.
D'Brleu will find this attempt to weaken
In advance the story ho has come to
America to tell any obstacle to the atten
tion or the belief of the people ho Trill ad
That the story will have a great deal of
Interest for ether pcoplo than those of
Canada cannot be doubted. But the
value of presenting it directly to the pco-
plo Is obvious. The popularity of Lansdowne -
downo in the Dominion is confined to a
very limited circlo. Ho has very little to
commend him to any except the cour
tiers , who may prollt by his favor. Nei
ther his ability nor his moral standards
uro high. Ho is notoriously avaricious
and without private or public generosity.
Ho draws heavily upon the public
treasury of the almost bankrupt Domin
ion to maintain a show of royalty for
which the country gets nothing in return.
Were ho a wise , liberal and progressive
man , the expenditure could be patiently
borne , but as it is ho is n useless and
costly incubus whom a majority of the
people would bo glad to bo rid of. It is
possiblu that O'Brien may bo able to help
them to this result , unless Lausdowuo
should wisely conclude ) to avert such a
such n catastrophe to his personal for
tunes by doinir justice to his tenants , in
which case the solo object of their repre
sentative would bo attained.
Tin : last advices from the earthquake
region of Arizona and south of that ter
ritory are interesting. The lirst report
of u volcano having been opened by the
earthquake is verified , the location of the
eruption being in the Whetstone moun
tains. This is the only volcanic eruption
in that quarter since the first white con
quest of the country. The region is vol
canic in its past history , and lies within
a belt of not unfrcquent disturbance. As
an earthquake has been defined to bo
merely and unsuccessful attempt to es
tablish a volcano , the result of tlio re
cent disturbance is entirely cousistnnt
with scientific observation. The erup
tion appears to have boon disastrous , de
stroying the town of Montczuma and
killing 150 persons. A number of per
sons wore also killed and injured by the
earthquake , but the visitation was not
entirely a calamity , siuco it brought to
the surface a body of water that will irrigate -
gate a great deal of country much in
rcod of it , and which has indeed been al
most worthless for want of water. It is
reported to have also opened a couplu of
largo gold veins. In the end it may
prove to have been a very profitable dis
THE returns of the foreign trade of the
country for three-fouitlis of the cm-rout
fiscal year are very satisfactory. Our ex
ports of nearly all commodities show a
large increase over thu corresponding
period of the previous year , and thu
growth of our trade in some directions is
interesting. Thus England bought moru
of our wheat and less from India , while
France also very largely increased her
imports of American grain. The trade
with South America shows a steady ad
vance. Wo increased our export of cot
ton cloths to South American countries
from less than $1,500,000 , to moro than
$2,500.000 , and our exports of cotton
cloths to China from less than § 3rjOO,000
to considerably moro than $4,000,000.
Our exports of steam engines and miscel
laneous machinery to South American
countries increased from less than $000-
000 to nearly $000,000. The increase in
canned beef exports was mainly to Eng
land. In spite of Bismarck there was an
increase in the export of bacon to Ger
many , and thu bacon exports to tbo rest
ot Europe moro than doubled.
TIIKKK is roost favorable promise that
by next winter most of the railroads of
the country will have adopted some
method of heating their trains that shall
do away with the stove and obviate the
inevitable firing of thu cars in case of ac
cidents. A number of the roads have
boon carefully experimenting with devices -
vices for this purpose , and the best of
them will doubtless como into general
use. The loss of moro than fifty human
lives last winter in burning cars was a
fearful price to pay for the agitation of
this subject , and it is to be hoped that
the lesson may never again bo impressed
upon the people and the railroad man
agers in BO terrible u manner.
GEORGE FHANCIS TUAIN feels confident
that he will reach the ago of two hun
dred years on the diet of peanuts and
cold water , with daily sun baths and ex
clusive association with wet nurses and
children. This will be a piece of consol
ing news to to the parties whom George
Francis proposes to sue for the recovery
of several hundred acres of land in the
heart of Omaha. Long after they have
climbed the golden stairs George Francis ,
still in the prime of life , will bo on hand
to push his suit against their heirs.
There's millions in it , and for the next
three generations the lawyers , employed
by their great grand children , will wrestle -
tlo with the psycho claimant of Madison
THE disinturmonl of the bones of Peter
C. Noy , the Frenchman buried at Third
Creek , N. C. , at the request of the His
torical society of Wisconsin , look place
recently. Its object was to provo or dis
prove the man's identity with Napoleon's
famous marshal of the same namo. Un
fortunately the work of decay in the
grave hud been so thorough that the
bones wcro so badly decomposed that
the ono link of evidence the marks of a
trephining operation was lost. The
famous marshal's bones may or may not
rest in North Carolina. The matter will
always remain In doubt.
IF Governor Thaycr's suggestions are
carried out by tlio commission , very few
members f the present police force will
retain their star. If every policeman
who hangs around saloons and gambling
houses is to bo dismissed , there will bo a
great many second-hand uniforms tor
THE liquor license board should issue
no license to any keeper of a notorious
dive or don. Nor should any resort ,
which has been complained of before tbo
police court as disorderly , bo licensed
to sell liquor. The line must bo drawn
at disorderly house * and dives.
PKKSIDENT DIAZ , of Mexico , denies
that ho is a candidate for re-election. He
probably wants moro time to attend bull
tights , but to the average American at
this distance , it would seem that there it
moro excitement m Mexican politics than
ia bull fights.
8TATI3 AND TI3UIUTO11Y ,
KobrnnknJotting * .
Columbus will shine with oloclricity.
Clearwatcr is promised an opera house
for a bonus of $1,000 ,
ludlanola propose. * to issue bonds to
build a 12,000 school house.
The third bank Is goon to bo opened in
Noligh. Iowa men will back it with
Citizens of Beatrice are chipping in to
bring the liru department to u uniform
color and cut.
A teamster on the railroad gratlo near
York , was run In for whipping his horses
and heavily lined.
A $20.000 distillery Is talked of in Crete ,
The product will bo shipped to the
drought stricken in adjoining states.
Thu Gloncoo base ball club is robed in
red , white and blue , with huge chunks of
gloom and goosu eggs In the foreground.
Columbus is trying to resurrect the
Driving Park and Fair association. A
moderate sack of lucre would vital
The Presbyterians of York have adopted
plans for a church to cost $10,000. It
will seat COO persons and will bo built
A job lot of peddlers are doing the
farmers of Gagu. They are notu makers
und forgers , and should bo speeded on
the road to the nearest jail.
The case of Quinn Bolinnan will como
up in the United States court next Octo
ber. Meanwhile , thu spelling professor
will bo fattened for thu halter.
The cio ] > of suckers promises to be un
commonly large this vear. Thcverdants
of Schuyler wore lleueed of $05 lost week
by a fakir who was licensed to do the
Fremont plumbers get $1 a day for
nine hours work. Their bills , however ,
never shrink in the presence of a bank
roll. Bankruptcy alouc induces shrink
The recent damaging fires in Arapahoe
have convinced the residents that water
works aru a necessity. Plans and means
to secure a water supply aru now under
Plattsmouth proposes to sink $ -2.500 in
a gas prospect liolo. Thu town lost a
great opportunity in failing to securu a
century's supply last Thursday. It will
nuvor have another.
Ed Oliver , of Beanlsloy , 111. , rid him
self of thu importunities of two confi
dence men by jumping into the Missouri ,
while the train was crossing the river ,
cast of Wymoro. Ho was drowned.
The Republican Valley Editorial asso
ciation ta called to meet in Oxford to-day.
Owinir to thu sallow condition of the
roads and thu brief notice of ton days
given the members , it is toarcd thu at-
tundancu will bu slim and shoeless.
The residents of Waterloo , Douglas
county , have been invited to tuovu to
Vailu } . An enterprising real estate
agent offers to move the houses and give
each family a lot in Valley if the resi
dents accept the terms within ten days.
Long Pinors proclaim , in stunning
pica type : "Wo aru. a modest people , we
are , because wu 'worn ' made so by
nature. " Thu moddst section of the pro
claim is referred to Atkinson. That
nature lavished on them its treasures of
mouth speaks for it'sclf.
Anton Schumann , ii floating German ,
was killed in the B. & M. yards in Plaits-
mouth Thursday night. Ho was bur
dened with celebration and attempted to
mount tlio brake beam of a moving
freight train. He lived long enough testate
state that his father , resided near Mil
Amid the crash of mountains , volcanic
upheavals , Hoods and miner disasters ,
Nebraska City nestles calmly on. thu
towering bunks , of the Missouri ,
contentedly pointing to the ninth
woadur of thu century a pro
hibition mule. Hu pumps water for a
Ollicer Dougherty , of Fremont , at
tempted a long haul of eight tramps who
claimed to bu of ago and entitled to lib
erty or grub. The olllcer drew his per
suader and poppnd one of them in the
leg , receiving at the same moment a
stunning blow on the head. Dougherty
gave the trumps the freedom of thu road
put of town and invested a week's wages
in pai n killer.
Mr. Fred Fuller , of Crete , was the vic
tim of a surprise party last Sunday.
While snoring the happy hours aivay
during thu sermon in the Congregational
church a fearless thief made off with
his horse- and buggy , worth $300. Thu
animal was found at Syracuse where the
thief borrowed a fresh horsu and con
tinued on his journey.
A dusky dancing professor named Nich
ols is galloping through thu southern
counties teaching classes when payment
is mailii hi advance. The liuibur-fugged
traud invariably skips out us soon as the
money is secured. A dilapidated grip ,
weighted with sour socks , a pair of old
shoes and two bricks was left at Elk
Crock us a memento of his visit.
Henry Eckman and a tough named
Bohior quarreled about a girl in UeU
Cloud. Eckman was quite handy with
his paws and slapped his rival hip and
thigh , but Bohior drew a knife and carved
a map of iho latest addition on Eckman's
body before friends interfered. Bohier's
nose now points heavenward and Eck-
man's body is wrapped in liniment.
Button's amateurs tackled the "Fruits
of the Wine Cup" one evening last week.
The heavy villain unconsciously swal
lowed an overdose of the fruit and
knocked down the orchestra leader with
a chair just as thn latter was scraping an
acquaintance with "Wo Won't Go Home
Until Morning. " It in hinted that an
envious star loaded thn sample bottle
with forty-rod to produce an artistic ef
Bert Young , an eight-year-old Colum
bus kid , while playing nuar the railroad
track , kicked up his heels and concluded
to race with thu incoming Albion train.
Hu ran along the side of the track ,
stepped into it hole and fell. His right
arm was caught by the wheuls and the
skin ground from the elbow to thu
lingers. No bones Wore broken , but the
youngster will wo\r : \ n sling for several
weeks. j J ,
The North American Cuttlo company.
of Antelope countyja , ; , preparing to feed
and fatten U.OOO hejiJ of cattle thu com
ing fall and winter. ) Barns , sheds nnd
cribs , to cost $ l < ' 5,00pIaru under contract.
A largo elevator is also to be built at
Clearwatcr stationjfqr the storage of fed
der. The company expects to turn 250- ,
000 bushels of con ) , 3WD tons of millet
and 2,000 tons of common hay into beef
next winter , nnd give surrounding farm
ers a profitable market.
The old , old story 1 of woman's weak
ness and man's perfidy closed with a
funeral in Aurora last week. The wo
man' § uamo was Emma Peterson , and
death mercifully phoudod her and the
cvidonco of her shanio. The inhuman
brute who caused her fall deserted her
and left her to die among strangers. The
fate of a Randall will not overtake him ,
for ho has respectable and powerful rcla'
tions. but there is a hot hereafter in store
for his miserable carcass.
The star-eyed goddess of reform ,
armed with a Richelieu sabre , would find
amonz Nebraska mall agents a rich
field for slaughter. Nortu , south and
west complain of miserable mall service.
Aurora , Hamilton county , complains that
the Sunday BEE never reaches there be
fore Tuesday , sometimes on Wednesday.
PlatUmouth , Nebraska City. 'Tccumsoh
and towns on the St. Paul & Omaha com
plain of annoying delays. The service
seems to bo a go-as-you-ploaso all along
the line. Is it uncompleted democracy or
indifferent republicanism } "Turn the
roicaU oat. " .
It was an old-fashlotieii musket and U
was loaded. Anton Burnham , a iiitio-
year ohl , sneaked up to it , gazed on its
lolishud shape and mused on the augcllo
lossibilities stored within. Anton was
not ready to join the upper choir , but
laklo Christians , the threu-yoar old son
of Christ , was ripe for the slaughter.
Anton pulled on him and blow ins head
oil. Hu sleeps on n hillsidein Crete ,
and two families are plunged into grief.
Youngsters nnd muskets wuru never
intended to abide in peaceon earth.
The trial of Gilson P. James for the
murder of Charles C. llays , u black
smith , at Calhiwuy , resulted in a verdict
of not guilty. Hays was a local tough
and a maslipr. Ho visited the James
mansion on the night of December l > last ,
and finding James absent concluded to
have H social evening with his wife.
James returned to find thu usurper on
his claim , but was forced to leave the
hoiisu by Hays. On returning the second
end timu ho was ordered into bed
and failing to respond with sutllcient
alacrity , Hays jumped out of bud and
made a pass at him. ly ! this timu the Job-
like patience of Jamus petered out and
ho promptly craoKcd thu skull of the in
truder. Thu verdict of tliu jury is not
only n wisu nnd just ono ; it stamps with
disapproval thu bucoliu custom of three
in a bed.
Atlantic struck uatural gas at a depth
of fifty-eight lent.
The expenses attending the Iubuiuo ]
encampment amounted to $2 , iOO.25 , all of
which have been paid.
The city council of Kcokjil ; is negotiat
ing for thn purchase of the waterworks
now owned by a company.
Abed of gypsum has boon uncovered'
near lort Dodgo. Thu find is very valu
able and will , it is believed , add im
mensely to the industrial growth of the
A farmer of Scott county exhibits n
grasshopper that measures three and
one-hall inches long and three inches
high when on unbent lugs. The monster
is so young that his wings haven't ' been
The city council of Burlingtou has de
cided to remit the taxes for livu years on
manufacturing establishments whoso
products aru not now made there , and
not to increase flic tax on any manufac
turing for the nuxt live years.
The mysterious disappearance of John
Sullivan , of Missouri Valley , is causing
great excitement at that place. The last
buun of him was on April 27. He was a
merchant of excellent financial standing ,
and the only theory of his absence points
in thu direction of foul phi3' or derange
ment of mind.
J. B. Cooper , an Ottumwa barber , has
just had his old age shook up with joy
at finding his daughter , lost twenty-live
years ago. On the advent of the union
army at Raymond , Miss. , ho found him-
sclt free , and in April , ISM , he struck
out for thu north. Ho then had a daugh
ter seven years old belonging to a man
named Smith , whom lie hud never been
able to find or hoar from. A _ couple of
months ngo ho was telling a friend about
her and succeeded in interesting him in
the hunt. Letters worn immediately
written to thu neighborhood in winch ho
had left the daughter , and a fuw days
ago word came from Raymond that
"Lis" was living in the county on a farm
and "ono of the linest looking women in
thu neighborhood. "
The second trial of competing car
brakes and couplers begins to-dayTn thu
railroad yards at Burlington. There
Will bn some new competitors and the
companies represented last May will bu
on the ground with improved appliances
from which they expect still bnttor re
sults than wcro obtained last year not
withstanding the favorablu showing then
made. The tests last year developed
sonic- weak features in the appliances
then under trial and pointed out new
possibilities of which the quick-witted in
ventors and master mechanics hastened
to avail themselves. Nearly all , if not
all , of the brakes this year will have
electric attachments ; none had lust your.
They all have improvements which it is
believed will enable them to make
quicker stops and do .so with less shock
and rebound. The "close coupler" will
probably have something to do with the
diminisnmont of the sbocks.
The thirteenth church is going up in
Saloon license in BismarcK lias been
advanced to fiOO a year.
The narrow gauge railroad and smelt
ing works schemes continue disquieting
uncertainties in Rapid City.
Dead wood will pay a largo premium
for definite assurance that u railroad will
reach town before snow flies.
A party of fifteen Russian families arc
going from southern Dakota to join the
balem colony in Morton county.
Twenty families from Mainu and Ver
mont have reached Hiftengcr county , in
north Dakota , where they locate.
The adjusting agent for the Northwest
ern road has boon through Kingsbury
county and settled with the farmers in
full , paying out over $5,000 for losses that
the farmers suffered by the great fire of a
few weeks ago.
MINORS. Neb. , May 5. [ Correspond
ence of thu BEE. ] Many substantial ad
vances toward building a city hero have
been made the last fuw weeks. A stock
company has been organized for build
ing and operating a creamery with a
capital of $5,000. the same to bo in oper
ation within sixty days. Three largo
substantial brick blocks are under thu
first stages of erection , each 44x60 feet
and two stories high. One of the great
est needs is a good tire proof hotel. Any
person desiring to launch in that kind of
ontnrpriso will ilnd this u splendid point
and no difficulty would bn experienced
in forming a stock company.
Since the establishing of the Kansas
Citv & Omaha railroad to this pornt five
additions have been platted comprising
over UOO acres , and as lots arc sold at liv
ing pricus puoplo in moderate circum
stances aru taking advantage of same
and scouring homes for themselves.
Wo invitn the inspection of all classes ,
capitalists , laborers and merchants. Be
sides a good hotel wu need a bank , a
steam laundry , n foundry , clothing
house , a good dry goods house with dress
making department , two lumber yards ,
elevators , in fact a tilling up in all lines ,
us we havu the country to support an increase -
crease in all our present lines.
lilnck Hills farming.
BUFFALO GAP , Dak. , May 0. [ Corre
spondence of the BEK. ] Ho for the
southern Black Hills , Custor and Fall
River counties. There is moro farming
done to the square foot than ever was
thought of before. Wheat and oats look
well , as fine us I ever saw them look in
Iowa or Nebraska at this time of the
your , and a great many of the farmers
are planting corn. The outlook is splen
did for a largo crop of hay , better than
for some years past. Especially on the
uplands are the crops , both hay and
grain , doing linuly.
Our artesian well is just fairly started.
They have drilled 135 feet through clay
and Mate rock , which will soon dolor-
mine whether our town is to bo supplied
by nrtesian water a half mile from town
or have to draw her oupply from the
springs two miles west of town.
Onr new grist mill is ncaring comple
tion and will soon bo in running ordrr.
It tics as line a water power as there is in
the west , drawing its supply from the
Beaver creek , half a mile above town , by
canal , and hax over twenty-five foot fall.
U will have ulcnty to do. as there has
sal of wheat sowu.
PROSPERITY AND PROGRESS ,
Their Eapid March Recorded From Differ
ent Sections of Nebraska ,
A BUILDING BOOM AT CALLAWAY
The Great Hush ot Homo Brokers to
Kcltli , Clinto ami Cheyenne
Counties Activity nt Knlr-
bury Mlmlcti Matters.
Cnllnwny'H HubstnnHnl Growth.
CALI.AWAV , Neb. , May 0. [ Corre
spondence of the Hr.i : . ] Culluway'sboom
has been rapidly developing in the last
two week. In that space of time over
twenty now buildings have been con
tracted to bo completed within the next
forty days and ninny moro are in con
templation , Thu greatest drawback wo
have now is the scarcity of lumber and
the inability of the only lumber yard wo
have here to draw in lumber fust enough.
Wo also need carpenters , nnd , more
than all , a lirni of plasterers and painters.
There is only onu plasterer here and ho
cannot begin to till the demand in his
line. Wo cannot got painting done for
the need of workman at that business.
Laborers cannot bo found to dig thu cel
lars needed. Now is the time for mo-
chuuic and laborers looking to locate a
homo in the prettiest and most thriving
now town m this part of the state , to
como at once and join the ranks of our
citi/uns pushing forward to wealth and
prosperity. Our location for health ,
purity of water , beauty of site and terri
tory for trade is not equaled in Nebraska.
With two lines of thu Union 1'acilic
graded to our doors , and the surveys ot
two ether leading roads crossing our
limits , wo are thu envy of larger and
About a week ago the citizens of Calla-
way organized anil are incorporating an
association , with a capital stock of $10-
000 , to bo called the Callawny Business
Men's Protective association. Its object
is to push forward all enterprises im
proving and developing our town , and to
guard against all endeavors of any who
may attempt to encroach on our inter
ests. A liru company has also been or
ganized , composed of twenty-six mem
bers. Tins company will take steps
nt once to soctrj a fire a'p-
parntus. The organization of a
silver cornet band has also been
perfected , with i'rof. Webster as the
leader and instructor. Mr. Webster was
formerly of the Twenty-first regular in
fantry band , and is the gentleman who
trained the Broken Bow cornet band to
such excellency that they took the lirst
premium at the last Htato reunion at
Grand Island. The boys propose to
soon glvu a series of concerts in Smith's
opera hall at thin place that will bo n
treat to thu inhabitants of the South
Lotip valley. With such a leader as they
have been fortunate enough to secure ,
wo predict a brilliant future for the Cal-
laway cornet band.
Our population is now over 200 , and
wo are only waiting until the 2d of Juno ,
when our county board meets to incor
porate. Wo then exucct the advent of
a fuw modest saloon men into our midst.
The following gentlemen have decided
to build business houses just as soon as
the lumber can bo got into Callawny : C.
W. Johnson , S. It. [ dell , Chris Kelson ,
A. W. Darling. C. E. Bognt , C. N. John
son , J. H. King. Wells & Wallace , C. II.
Mclius. G. C. McMullen. C. W. Gray , J.
K. Vining , Charles Whaley , It. H. Evans ,
C. A. Sherwood and others. Among
those who have contracted residences
to go up at once are S. R. Brown ,
C. A. Sherwood , Dr. A. L. Matthews ,
A. M. Melins. C. Nelson , Dr. Luther
Michael , Mr. Wells , William Hastings ,
A. W. Applcgatu , G. W. Becbo , F.N.
Smith , Gcorgu Bcugcr. Airs. E. N. Madi
son , A. Deems. G. W. Stevens , E. W.
Shaw , and others are intending to build
soon. Thus you sue there is a substantial
growth upon us this spring that longs for
tlio laving of the rail on the Wood river
line of the Union Pacific to enable us to
secure the lumber necessary in an easier
way and on quicker time than at present.
tor a town not a year old , we feel that
our present showing of buildings and
the completion of those now to be erected ,
will place us in a condition to welcome
our railroad friends m such a manner
and with sucli a town that Mr. Callaway
will not be ashamed to recognize our
young metropolis as his namesake Jim.
The Rtiflh Per Homes.
NOKTII PLATTK. Neb. , May 6. [ Corre-
pondcncu of the BEF. . ] The immense
rush of home seekers to the fertile lands
of western Nebraska continues to in
crease rather than diminish , and the
time is not distant when all the public
lands in this state will be sr.ttlcd up.
Every train is loaded with land seekers
and it is rare that one of thc.se returns
without having exercised at least onp of
thu throe righto granted to every citizen
by the government.
Keith , Chase and Cheyenne counties
flecru just now to be the favored portions
and as a consequence they ore rapidly
filling up. Keith is the choice of nearly
all , and it is only when no vacant land
can bn found that the settler turns his
attention to Adjoining counties , but in
all the counties named there nro golden
opportunities for those who desire cheap
homes. Keith county having the ad
vantage in the way of railroad facilities
and besides being one of the finest agri
cultural counties in the stuto , thu uublic
land is about all cone. In fact , there is
nothing loft that would bo desirable , but
still good claims can bo bought at reason
able rates in Keith county ; that is , reason
able rates when the value of adjacent
railroad land is taken into consideration.
Good claims can be purchased all tbo way
from | S50 to $1,800 , the latter , of course ,
being very choice. It is not just the
thing , however , to say that the occupant
of public land offers Ills claim for salo.
ho rculi/.cs that there is danger in ttuch
business. The settler sells his "improve-
nients , " and his relinquishmnnl is placed
in thu hands of the purchaser , who pre
sents it at the land ollico and files upon
Railroad lands near the B. & M.which
crosses thu southern portion of the
county , ; are hell at from ! j(5 ( to $ 10 per
aero now , and when thotracklayingshall
have reached thu Colorado line it is
highly improbable that any good land
lying between the Union i'ucifie and B. < fc
M. can bo purchased for less than the
latter figure. With claims the CHSO is
different. Many of them are hold by sot-
tiers who are unable to make the im
provements they dcsiro , and which are
necessary. Others are held by nonresidents
dents who have filed umm lands simply
for the money there is in it. and the time
is rapidly approaching when they must
sell at some price or their enturprise will
bo a losing game , as none of this class
nontompltito settling upon thu land in
any event. The consequence is that such
claims as 1 have mentioned can be ob
tained at nominal figures.
If all occupants of public lands wore
able and disposed to hold their claims ,
there is no good rehiton wiiy they should
be sold for a cent less than
railroad lauds in the saino vicinity.
There is good reason , however , why they
should , in that ctte , command a better
figure. All of them have more or less
improvement ? , and none of thorn are
taxable for a period of five years in
homestead cases and eight in cases of
tree claims , and the time may be ex
tended two and five yo M respectively ,
when final poof must be in ado and a
Keith county will boom the coming
summer , in fact it is booming now. Sev
eral towns have already been located on
the line of the 1) . & M. , and the Imlictx
tlotis now point to a season of unparal
leled activity till along the lino. It is re
ported that u largo amount of land
railro.td land has recently rliuugcd
hand , and that a largo portion of u will
bo settled upon during tfio course of thu
present ypur. Thu government land
being all gene the railroad lands will , in
the nature of things , 1m in good demand '
from this timu forward until it is all set
tled up. Hut Ki-itli can no longer supply i
the demands of those who wish govern-
niuut land , and consequently tliolr atten
tion will bo turned in other directions.
The question now uppermost in thu
minds of the clti/.ons of Keith is thu divi
sion of the county , which is curtain to bu
nimle an soon us possiblu. But the poo-
plu are by no means ngreud on thu
line of division ami tins is owing
to the fact that the votrrsin thu south *
western portion of tin1 county have got It
into their heads that they inutt havu u
county seat , nud In order to assure this ,
as they think , they aru uniting to a con
siderable u.xti'tit with thu people of Ogal-
alla , to divide on thu north linn of linck
lloiisu. This would plea u the Ogalalla r
pcoplu exceedingly , and leavu thu now
county but uighieen inilus north and
south , and forty-two east and west , n
territory too small for sub-divisions. The
Grant people assume , of course , that thu
division being made as indicated they
havu the strength to locate the county
seat , nnd the territory buiug too small
for two counties the thing would bo
permanent. This sounds pretty , and if it
can bo made to work successfully , will
bu a master .stroke. But it is not abso
lutely certain that the Grant , or south *
western people , may not make a reason
ably lively tumble into the pit into which
they aru so industriously digging for thu ft
people of the cast and southeast.
Cheyenne county Is now the section
where a majority of those who pass
through hero ill search of government
land arc drifting , nnd the county contains
sonic of thu finest agricultural lands in
the state. It has an oxtcnt of 1W ( miles
by 70 and is comparatively well waturcd.
Thn North Platte llows diagonally acrosa
thu county , and the South Pliitto cuts
through the settlement , with the Lodgu
Pole riuininir through thu south central
portion , and the Pumpkin Seed through
thu north contra ) . The county , of course ,
will bo subdivided and there may bo a , ( '
half a dozen counties formed out of what ki- '
is now Cheyenne . There may bo some
doubt about the number of now counties kiI'
formed , but there can be no doubt of .sub
dividing. It is estimated that settlers I' '
nro going into the county at thu rate of
100 per day and at that rate the present
season will exhaust thu government laud
to bo found thero. lint lying to the north
of the North Pintle river , there are thou
sands of acres of rich , fertile prairie land
yet open to entry. This land is from
twenty-five to lifty miles from the Mis
souri Pacific , but it is only a question of
u year or two when there will bo a road
up the valley of the North Platte. Much
ot the survey has been made , and the
right of way has been purchased and
paid for some distance. Those who t.tko
up the government land there now may
be morally certain that a railway will bo
ready to carry the crop of 1888. It is con
fidently expected that thu road will bu
built the coming summer.
The people who are settling in western
Nebraska aru chiolly from eastern Ne
braska , western and northwestern Iowa ,
Missouri , Dakota. Illinois nnd Indiana ,
and they are coming to stuy. No one in
quires why people leave Missouri and
Indiana ; the only mystery is how they
managed to gut away at all. It is takun
for grantisd that any citizen of either
state leaves as soon as possible. But the
complaint of tholowan and the Dakotian
is that the severity of the winters is too
much , that the summer's earnings are
exhausted in lighting the ternblu bli/-
zards , and then wlion spring comes what
little a man may have left is liable to be
strewn all over the country by the di >
structive wind storms. The winters here v i
are very mild , nnd the terrible wind
storms common 300 miles east of here and
in all of the states of the Mississippi valley
arc , up to this time at least , wholly un
known The past winter in Iowa , when
the mercury was quietly sleeping 'way
down in the forties , the settlers of west *
crn Nebraska were breaking prairie.
For six or eight months of thu year Iowa
and Dakota mercury is pretty drowsy ,
and for the remainder , when aroused
from its slumbers by the balmv breezes
of Nebraska , it cavorts about in a wild
and unseemly manner , totally unreliable
and wholly unmanageable. Those who
arc in search of cheap homes and who
would enjoy a climate not subject to such
sudden and violent changes of tempera
ture should not overlook the merits of
Valuable time and good nionpy can bo
saved by those contemplating a visit to
thcso rich Nebraska prairies , by profit-
inir by the experience of those who have
preceded thorn. The most reliable in
formation can bo obtained from the settlers
tlors in the community where the land-
seeker desires to locate , anil those who
contemplate Bottling upon public lands
will do well to heed this suggestion.
Fraudulent locators and rapacious land
sharks are abundant and a reliance upon
those has been attended with moro or
ICSH disaster. The victim has been shown
excellent land and assured with all so
lemnity that the numbers given him
corresponded exactly to thu laud ho had
been shown. He returns home and ar
rives in the spring with his family only
to learn that his numbers locate him in
the sand hills. Those cases are rare , but
entirely too numerous for the man tlma
FAIHUUKV , Neb. . May 6. [ Correspond-
cnco ot the BKEJ The members of the
Fatrbury board of trade to the number of
125 , with tlio wives of several of them ,
went on an excursion to St. Joe recently ,
and wore royally entertained by the St.
Joe board of trado. The opening of the
Chicago , Kansas & Nebraska the Itock
Islana railroad to business was the
cause of the blow-out. Thn company
very kindly furnished us with a special
train of new coaches and the run was
made in bix hours each way , which i. "
very quick , considering that the road-bed
is new and not thoroughly ballasted.
There is considerable talk that the B. &
M. will build a branch from DoWitt to
Fairbury. If the road is built it will give
us a direct line to Lincoln nnd Omaha ,
which wo need very much. There isovory
Indication that thu Hook Island will start
their south-west branch from burn in
stead ot farther west as was at lirst pro-
The Kansas City & Omaha have begun -
gun work on their Fairbury and Slroinn-
burgh lino. The round house and ether
buildings will bu built as soon as needed.
As wo aru thu division headquarters of
two railroads it is not to bo wondered at
llmt wo boom.
The building fever continues with all
its vigor and now houses arc coininuncod
daily. Colonel Uarbino has the cellar
under the big brick stern ho is building
nearly donci and the foundation will HOOII
bo commenced. John Price lias thn base-
inunt and part of the wall of his store
building under way and will push it as
fast us possibln. Many Imiidsomu resi
dences are being built nnd more uru to bo
commenced immediately. The additions
to the Christian church building uru
Hourly completed. Thu Methodist church
has a new 1,100 pound bull.
Mall will be carried by the Bock Island -
land noon , when wu will got our Omaha
mail several hours sooner.
The number of school children in Fair ,
bury is 078 , which multiplied by five
gives 3'WO , population , nearly double
what we had ono year ago.
The brlok yards are in full blast with a
demand griitttur than Ihuy can supply.
Thoiipttntls of trees and acres of blnu
grass wore planted this spring. Wo
pride oursdvc * on our sylvan appear *
unco , , .