Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 09, 1887, Page 4, Image 4
H ; THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : MONDAY. MAY 9. 1SS7 ; THE DAILY BEE , PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. TEHMS or Runsciurnov ! f Onllr ( Moml/ii ? IMItlon ) Including Sunday Ilt.r , Oni ) Vuar (10 m Tor Blx Months , 6 ( ) VnrTlirco Months 360 Tliu OmHhii fcmlny HEK , mulled to any address , Uiio Year.- 8 00 OMAIH ornrr. No. mi ASH Mi FAUVAM STIIBRT. Nr > v VdUK orrirt. Koou rA. Titini'Nr IUMI.IHMI. \ VUi.Nuru.V Ol'tlCt , NO. MiroUUTEtSTHSTUkLt. t All communications rolntltii ? to news nnd nil- torlnl mnitor should bo inl'lrossod to thu Eui- ion or TUB lli.H. liUSISCRST.T.TTEn t All liiulncsn luttors nud romlttnnccihould ho * < 1 < lrc < jcd to Tut ItK.r I'UIIUSIIIMI COMPACT , ( ) > lAtl\ . Drafts , plieoks nnd po'tofflcti onlors to bo made payublo to tlio ord ruf tliucompuuy , THE BEE PUBLISlilKHiPllHY , PROPRIETORS , E. 110SEWATER. Kniron. THE IIAU/V DEE. Bworn Statement of Circulation. State of Nebraska. I County of Dontrlas. ) " " ' ( leo. ll. TzschucK , secretary ot The Iloo Publishing company , iloes solemnly swear that the actual circulation ot the Dally IJeo for tlio week ending May 0 , 13S7 , was as follows : Saturday. April SO 14.WX ) .Sunday , May 1 H.ooo Monday , May a l-VMS Tuesday , Mav : t 11.4:0 : : Wednesday. May 4 14,310 Timrsday. May r 14,200 Friday , May 0 14 , 05 Averaco 14.101 ( iKO. II. TZPCHUOK. Subscribed and swoin to before me tills 7th day of Slay , 1W7. N. 1' . Fnir , . fSEAL. ] Notary 1'ubllc , Oco. 11. T/schuck , being lirst duly swnrn , deposes and sa > .s that lie Is secretary of Tlio Bee Publishing company , that the actual amago daily circulation of the Daily Dee for thu month of May.lHSO , is , t : copies ; for June , 18 * ) , 1S.208 conies ; for. I uly , 1880,12l4copies : ! ; for August , ISMi , 12,464 copies ; for Septem ber. 18bO , 13or.O copies ; for October. ISM , 12W9 ! copies ; lor November. 1880 , 13MS ! copies ; for December , isso. ii'j7 : : ! copies ; for January , 1887. 10,200 copies ; for February. 1887 , 14,108 copies ; for March , 1887 , 14,400 copies ; for April , lbS7 , UilO : conies. Oio. : II. T/.SCIIUCK. Subscribed and sworn to before tno this 7th day of May , A. 1) . , 1SS7. ISKAL.I N. 1' . KKIL , Notary Public. 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 every city. 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 brass-collar exhibit. 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 sans. 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 undisturbed. 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 immigration. 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 erable decrease. 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 mission. 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 dress. 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 turbance. 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 square. 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 sale presently. 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 $30,000. 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 ize it. The Presbyterians of York have adopted plans for a church to cost $10,000. It will seat COO persons and will bo built this year. 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 job. 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 age. age.Tho 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 discussion. 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 waukee. , 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 brewery. 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 fect. fect.Bert 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. lown Items. 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 town. 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 developed. 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. Dakota. The thirteenth church is going up in Sioux Falls. 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. Minden Hattoro. 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 older neighborhoods. 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 the land. 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 patent issue. 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 western Nebraska. 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 located. . Pali-bury Factfl. 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 , , .