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    THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : FRIDAY. MA10. . . 1887.
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lo bu made pay able to tlio enl r of the company
K. KOSEWATEH , Kniron.
Hivorn Statement of Circulation.
State of Nebraska , t , _
County of Don ; Inn. f " ' a'
( lei ) . IJ. TzschucK , Eecrctnrv of The Be. .
1'ubllstiine company , ilocs solemnly swoa
\ that tlio actual clrctilnUoii of Urn Daily Heifer
for tlio week ending May 0 , 18S7 , was a
follows :
BatUHlay. April 30 . 11,30
Sunday , May 1 . . < * >
Monday. Mays . 15,0'i
Tuesday , Mav : { . 14,4
Wednesday. May . 14,31
Thursday , May 5 . 14,20
Friday , MayO . It.SO
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Subscribed and sworn to bcloro me till
7th day ot May , IbST.
[ SEAL. ] Notary Public.
Oco. 0. Tzscliuck , beln ? first duly sworn
deposes and says that he Is secretary of Th' '
Itco Publishing company , that the actua
average dally circulation of the Dally Hoc fo
the month of May.lbbC , 12.-I39 copies ; for June
1880 , 12.298 copies ; for July , 1SSO , 12,314 copies
for August , IfrQ , 12,404 copies ; for Septem
ber , IS , 18o0 : ! conies ; for October , 188C
12.W9 copies ; for November , IbSO , 13 , t
copies ; for December , 18SO , 111,2)7 ) conies ; fo
January , 1837. 10,200 copies ; for Februarj
18S7 , 14,193 copies ; for March , 1887 , 14,40
copies ; for April , 1SS7 , 14,310 copies.
GKO. H. Tzscnucrc.
Subscribed and sworn to before mo this 7tl
day of May , A. J,1887.
ISKAL. ] N. P. FRIT , , Notary Public.
T. P. QUICK , of Lincoln , is dead. 11
was prominent in many ways.
TIIEHE is a crj calling for the organ ;
zation of the fire and police commission
As the UEE has before insisted , fSO fo
each water hydrant is too large a sum.
THE eighth street viaduct must b
built. It is needed , and has been proa
GP.XIKAT : , KKIKER said he would mak
a speech and ho spoke. Ho escaped ur
ENCOOUA.OING reports of copious rain
throughout the state reach us. This i
WIIILB Mayor Hrontch is out of Hi
city , it is hoped there will bo no mor
alleged interviews.
Mu. CORNELL'S annual report show
better than newspaper praise that ho IK
proven a faithful oflicinl.
IT is though unless the commissio
closes the Washington monument prett
sooif , relic hunters will have it all carric
away. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
ROBKKT LINCOLN is enjoying a litt
presidential boom. Robert's father wi
a truly great man. Unfortunately Robe
is not a chip oil' the old block.
JAY GOUI.D is booked to appear befo :
the Pacific Investigating commissionc
Friday. Mr. Gould will interest h
audience by relating what ho does n
IT must be borne in mind that bo
Omaha nnd Lincoln have base ball club
Whether they can play ball is left for
kind and. discriminating public to dote
HUGH Prince has brought suit again
the city of Omaha for $0,000 dnmngc
Ho claims that ho was injured by fallii
on a defective sidewalk. Can it bo th
MlkeMcnny has failed to discovert !
"loose planks. "
THE twelve Irish constables who i
signed their olllco because they wo
Compelled to carry on evictions , and wi
arrived in New York last week , n
nounco their intention of becoming ci
zens of the United States. They w
learn better than to resign an oflico
they are successful in being elected
songstress , is suing the American Ope
company in the superior court , N <
York , for | 3,800 duo her as salary , a
in addition , for fn.OOO , as damage to ti
reputation. The American Opera co
pany certainly is having a hard strugf
for existence. The country seems
hare DO music in its soul.
Mu. RfVTHACKKu assailed Govcrr
Thaycr because Mr. Rothackor was r
appointed as a member of the pol
commission. At Icnst the governor c
plains it that way , and those who re
th * interview elsewhere , will natura
draw the same conclusion. The Grt
adage referring to the milk in the coci
nut is beautifully appropriate here.
"Wiu. railroads bo built if a cnst-ii
law najs they shall only rncoivo a co
ponsation that , while it will make n lui
traffic road rich , will utterly rum
weaker or low-traffic road ? " asks a noi
paper which condemns the inter-st ;
law. In the first place there are nc
other than "large traflio" roads in tl
part of the country. Two or throe s.
terns west of the Mississippi river ci
trol every mile of track. In the scco
place cast-iron laws against railways 1
longed to the Iron ago certainly they i
unknown in this nineteenth cuntury.
Tins San Francisco Journal qf Cl
tnerce has been examining the statist
as to the opium trade , and iU nrithim
man has couio to tlio conclusion t
during the past oten years the gove
muut has boon defrauded out of | 23,3
070 , through the wholesale smuggling
the drug. Taking the Chinese popi
tion as 135,000 , and assuming that 100 ,
are opium smokers , it would follow ti
each Chinese spent yearly $33 on sm
gloti opium. It hns been boforu
marked that for ' 'trays that are dark i
trlcki that ru Tain , the heathen Chii
! a peculiar. " '
Hcnntor Conger ami Ilia
Senator Conger , member' of the lute
legislature , is busy these days exhibiting
a hnndsomo gold watch presented him
by "old soldiers , " as ho claims , as a rc >
ward for his "untiring , " "indefatigable'
nnd promiscuous skirmishing in sccur
ing the location of the fcoldicr.s
homo at Grand Island. While ii
is true that Grand Island will sccun
a soldiers' home , the part that Sen
ntor Conger played In passing the bill , 01
in any way aiding its passage , remain !
.something of a mystery. In the firs
place , Conger was notorious as n rail
road lobbyist , and what lie called his "in
llucnco" was nothing. Hut what i
strange about the watch prcscntatiot
is the tact that he should claln
the G. A. H. maito him the pres
cnt. The Hun at the tnno th !
"expression of appreciation , " occurrei
was furnished with a list of names of tin
magnanimous donors , nnd when it re
members Conger's record , it is forced t <
admit that the "old soldiers" who reck
Ic sly subscribed the "amounts set anpo
site their names , " did it only to rowan
an old comrade for work well done.
The first soldier subscribing to th
Conger watch fund , was the peerless
battle-scared , veteran Colonel John M
Thurstoii. Ho could not restrain hi
emotion , as he recalled the bloody bal
ties ho had road about , and immcdi
ntcly wrote his name for $23. While Mr
Thurston never had n chance to smcl
real powder , as the Union Pacific attoi
nuy hu know a good thing when he sav
it , and Comrade Conger had his ful
According to the list furnished us th
next old soldier whoso young hear
filled with bitter recollections of bloo
stained battle fields , the picture of whicl
he had often looked at when n boy som
ten years ago , was General C. W. Moshci
The general said in as much as Comrad
Conger had been where the bullets wcr
thickest in the long and hard-fought bat
tie to get the convict labor contrac
through , ho would cheerfully subscnb
Next on the list appears the name c
Captain A. S. Paddock , who will see
write a series of war articles for the Cci
tury Magazine. While the captain wa
busy during the war , he yet felt lik
being ono of the old soldiers who woul
help buy a watch for Conger bocausi
of his services in securing th
soldier's homo at Grand Island. G
course Comrade Conger voted for Pad
dock for senator but then that wa
J. W. Dewcesc , who was a major-
drum major perhaps , in a tit of recklc ;
liberality wrote down $5.00. Considoriu
the fact that ho had given Comrade Cor
gcr several trip passes , his donation we
considered suQicicnt.
Private Church Howe , who was
soldier , subscribed $25 , but Conger hn
a happy way of voting for the Missoui
Pacific right of way , which together wit
his services of securing the soldier1
homo at Grand Island , Church thougli
that there was nothing like rcwardin
the bravo.
The list furnished us also goes on to sa
that a subscription of " { 100 from the cil
i/.ons of Grand Island. " was given thoCoi
ger watch f und.but the latest advices f roi
that city say there was no such amoui
subscribed , and that the "soldiers" rnoi
tioned above , with two additions , fu
nishcd the watch to Conger , tolling hii
it cost $255 , when in reality it cost $151
The best thing that Mr. Conger can dote
to give the watch a rest. It is we
enough for him to indulge in the grii
wlcasantry of telling people that ho
running for congress next year , but 1
has made the "old soldier" racket
chestnut. The Grand Army of Rasca
mentioned above will hold , a reunion
the next legislature.
A Cattle "Trust. "
The latest combination taking the tit
of a "trust" is composed of cattle me
who have recently organized the Ame
ican Cattle Trust association , with
claimed capital of $25,000,000. A mov
mont looking to this organization w :
sot on foot some time ago , the profcssi
object being the protection of thu cattl
men from the alleged exactions and u
just treatment they suil'ured at the nan
of the syndicate of the Chicago and Ka
sas City packers. In an address to
convention of cattle men some montage
ago a gentleman largely interested
raising cattle declared that thesyndicai
with the assistance of the railroads , hi
been for years outrageously plunder ! )
the cattle men , its members growing ri
out of the robberies thus persi
tcntly carried on. It need , hard
bo said that this person w
able to present a very plan
iblo showing , which very likely h
a good deal of truth as a basis. The r
cessity of organization was urged in ord
to enable the cattle men to combat t
syndicate , if need be to the extent of i
tablishing competition in slaughter ! :
nnd packing in the region of the rancln
This was the disposition manifested I
fore the passage of the inter-state co
mcrcolaw. After that act was pass
the project was allowed to drop it
obuyanco , doubtless from a feeling tl :
the now law would remedy in largo pi
I the wrongs of which the cattlemen coi
plained. This expectation would set
not to have been realized , for the cat
trust has been organized , its object bci
"concert of action in producing , feed !
and marketing cattle , includi
i the manufacturing necessary to r <
dor the product ready for sale
the markets of the world. . " Ti
appear to be an entirely legitimate pi
pose , but the Chicago Tribune diacovi
3 in the movement "at once the most ,
gautic monopoly over attempted and t
most vital to thu public interest. " Tl
journal expresses the opinion that if I
scheme U successful it will enhance t
I cost of every pound of American be
and it believes that to bo the real obji
of the movement. "If this extra burd
upon consumption , " says the Tribu
were coupled with a general bonolii
ths cattle raising interest it would not
quite so bad ; but evidently thu intent ]
a I la to put the great bulk of that inter
t I also at the mercy of a few monopolli
j ropeatinsr , so far as possible , the <
story of the big fish eating the lit
f ones. "
Granting that the cattle raising int
cst may have substantial grounds of cu
plaint as the basis of Its movement , ;
such cnlicismof the project as that ab (
quoted u incvitiblu in view of the g <
era ! popular distrust of all such com
nations. Experience has taught the p
pie 10 regard them , however fair
promise , as certainly tending to monopoly
ely , for which the term "trust" is a mis
leading cuphcuisni. The American Cattle
tlo Trust association may prove to be
wholly innocent of any grasping and
sclllsh designs , but until it shall clearly
show that it is so it will bo suspected of
the .same intent that has characterized
the conduct of other organizations which
under the title of "trusts" developed the
worst forms of monopoly.
I'rogrctia of MaUdlng.
During Mio nine months ending with
last March , 1,230 building permits wore
issued , representing an estimated cost of
about f 1,000,000. This gratifying show
ing will probably bo equalled In the sue
cceding nine months in the number o
buildings authorized to bo erected , if no
in the cotit they shall represent. The
present year will certainly by far cxccei
any previous year in thu extent and cost
of building in Omaha , nnd then
is every reason to believe tha
he succeeding year will not fall bohini
, . There is still a demand here for com
lodlous business blocks , nnd invcstmou
n such buildings , having the modcri
pplianccs nnd conveniences , is nssurct
) f liberal returns. The rapidly cxpandini
rado of the city demands ampler facili
ies , which should , and doubtless will
ttract a great deal of capital to build
ng during the next few years for busi
icss purposes. There is certain am
permanent profit in such investment ii
Drnaha. Meanwhile residence buildin ]
s rapidly increasing in every quarter o
lie city , many of these additions lo th
's homes being of the most atlractiv
kind architecturally and representing
generous expenditure. Solidity in th
business quarter and beauty and ele
Banco in thu residence portions nrc th
iresont tendency. A still urgent want i
larger number of houses for pcopl
who cannot build their homes , nnd whic
will rent at from $20 to10 a month.
NCAKLY all the newspapers of th
country have published the story hov
ono Walter Ridgely , a traveling sales-
: nnn , resented an imposition sought to b
iracticcd unon him by two men who fer
ried him across the river near Tex
rkana , Ark. , and that in n light whicl
ensued ho killed both of them ; how sub
icquently ho was hunted down by the
brothers of these men , thrco in number
and in a desperate night battle raadi
hem bite the dust , himself being sc
roroly wounded , and how in all tin
nest tragic business ho had exhibitoi
inoxampled courage and ncryu. Th
itory first appeared in a St. Louis pape
as an ordinary dispatch , but was after
wards elaborated and illustrated in th
same journal , and from that widely re
produced. It received editorial attcrj
ion in quarters where material for sue !
attention is not usually lacking. Sever :
lapors sent down special correspondent
aud in ether ways sought to secure addi
tional details. It was the foremost scnsn
tion of the year. The drummers of th
country wore touched by the heroism o
their comrade , and in Chicago nnd cist
where started benefit subscription fund
Had there been a hero Ridgely woul
mvo been made a rich man. lint happil
or unhappily there was not , nnd atter a
unprecedented run , " in the languaq
of the show bills , of more thai
two weeks , it is proved thi
the whole story was a hoax , tli
invention of the St. Louis , uapor's Texat
kana correspondent , ono W. H. Work :
That he did his work well goes withoi
saying , but it is questionable if the pe
formanco is ono to bo proud of. Evi
deutly , however , there is valuable journ
alistic material in Works if it can t
given the right direction. IJut he ca
not hope for any favor from several mar
aging editors who are kicking thomselv (
for their easy gullibility and the geuoi
ous outlay it has cost their papers.
IT may not bo generally known th :
both the war and navy departments hav
bureaus of information whoso business
is to obtain knowledge of military prof
ross and preparation in this and foroig
countries. It happened that during tl
time when the lislujries dispute had a ;
snmed n somewhat threatening aspci
those bureaus were uncommonly activ
in the search for information , addressin
inquiries to Governor Ueavor , of Pom
sylvnnia , among others , astohowquickl
the state militia could bo concentrate
at a stated point , equipped and ready fc
service. A reply that must have bee
entirely reassuring to thu bureau ofllcoi
was sent/duly filed and plgoon-holcc
The governor nursed this circumstam
for weeks as profound state secret , bi
feeling that all danger had passed ho
few days ago disclosed it as ovidcnc
that the country was for a time on tl
very verge of hostilities with Englanc
It was a natural inferrenco , perhaps , fc
the governor to maku under the tlu
existing circumstances , as bo doubtle
knew nothing of the existing bureau , bi
ho would have shown discretion in mat
ing inquiries that might have provente
his being led into a confession of aum
ing simplicity.
IT is not probable that the wish of tl
commissioner of the land ofhco to ha1
the Maxwell land-grant case roargucd
the supreme court will bo complied wit
It might be to very little purpose if
were. Hut there are some statemen
regarding the case in the communicatic
submitted by the acting commissioner
the secretary of the interior which w
very greatly strengthen a widesprei
public belief that the grant as allowed
a stupendous robbery of the people. Tl
supreme court is of course blameless
the matter , though it has not escapi
criticism , the fault being in the inad
quacy of the government's evidence
prove fraud. It is now said that now ai
material evidence has boon discovcro
but it is to bo feared it has been foui
too late to be useful except as add
proof to the people that they have be
WITHIN the last two weeks our tel
graph columns have contained accour
of disastrous fires. Invariably is it t
case that no "lire company" was in t
place. In each of those towns scourg
by the remorseless flamed , a largo nu
ber of buildings have been destroyi
entailing a loss representing a sum si
iicicntto provide an effective tire t
partmont. Such a company could , in. ;
probability , save a very largo proportlt
of tno property destroyed , if engin
were at hand. The absence of all fac
ities for extinguishing fires in small tow
and cities , In often responsible for gr <
loss. Ouo of the first duties of
municipality Is tojtnko n wlso and proper
precaution against the possibility ot fires
and to afford facllltip5jfor subduing them.
THE people of'Ynnkton , Dakota , are
very enthusiastic over the proposed line
of road to bo built from Omaha to Yank-
ton , through Washington , Dodge , Ginn
ing , Wnyno and Cudur counties. It niv
pears that those at the head of this
enterprise mean business , and if proper
ncouragomcnt is offered , the road will
built ut oncer fiOO.OOO nro wanted
rom Omaha nnd Intermediate points ,
t is called tno Omaha , Wnyno & Yank'
on railroad , and would give tc
Omaha a direct line to the north
oniothing greatly needed. The people o
Yankton arc enthusiastic on the subject
s arc also citizens of towns along the
proposed line. A meeting will bo held ii
Omnha on May 2U , when committee !
'rom ' each point will mnko their reports
is to amount of money that can bo raised
Our cili/.eiis should give this matter theii
ittcntiou. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
OMAHA , has nearly fifteen miles o
paved streets and further paving is Ii
progress. This is a very creditable show
ng as the work of live years , and it is ti
be said of a largo part of this paving tha
t has been well done. The city mus
lot halt in this particular , and it may to
suggested that future paving will have t <
bo done with even greater care than ha
been exercised in the past. The incrcas
ng use of the thoroughfares from tin
growing traffic of the city explains wh ;
this is necessary. The very best matoria
and the most thorough workmanshi ]
will bo found true economy in all pavinj
icroafter laid.
THE crop reports from the northwcs
nro in the highest degree cncouragins
Seeding is completed , the date being carl
or than usual , and all the condition
more favorable than for several years
The acreage in both Minnesota am
Dakota is larger than last year , and i
the season shall bo propitious the crops
of those states will bo materially in
creased. The situation in Iowa is re
ported exceptionally favorable. Alto
gether the present conditions are mos
satisfactory , and the promise such as t
reassure confidence in an enlarged pro ;
pcrity for the entire country.
"A WITHEHINO blast of tory rage , " i
the way the opposition party puts i
when speaking of homo rule debate i
the house of commons in London. I
Ncbraskn they say , "tho gentleman fron
Nemalia made a commodious ass of hin
self. "
AFTKU passing tlio winter with the dis
solute lobby at Lincoln , how could Wi
Gurley prosecute roustabouts and bum
niors for debauchery and disturbance c
the peace ? Mr. Gurloy need not expoe
to be appointed assistant city attorney.
Ur to the hour of going to press Mi
Moynihan had not ( been appointed chic
of police. This item' will bo a matter c
news until it crows to bo a chestnut , an
even then Mr. Moyiiihan will not hay
been appointed chief of police.
IT is hoped that thu laboring men c
Omaha will adjust their differences , i
possible , at onco. Th the busy season i
is to be regretted that a misunderstand
ing between employer and employe
should stop the wheels of improvement
THE advantages of a collegiate cduct
tion cannot too often bo presented to th
young men of our country. W. Ii
Hutclnns , a graduate of Yale , has bcoi
tendered a position in the Chicago bas
ball club.
IT .seems to bo a time-honored politic ;
theory that no ollico is too small to b
despised. From the scramble in Omah
just now. there can bo no doubt of th
truth of the proposition.
HISMAHOK hns had an oditior sent t
prison for ono month for libeling tb
political character of the prince. A pc
litical character does not amount to muc
in Uurliu.
Nebraska Jottings.
OOrd is offered a paper mill for a bonu ;
'NX ayno's creamery is ready for bus
ness.Dion county has 2,031 young ideas 01
the shoot.
The Norfolk Odd Fellows have decide
to build a hall.
The Nebraska City News has been or
larged and now circulates largely on i
The Missouri Pacific extension is e >
pcctcd in Nebraska City in about foil
Real estate transactions in Fromoi
since the first of the year aggregut
Burglars are enjoying the boom 1
Fremont. Transactions are numeroi
with small receipts.
Miuden's no rr creamery will bo read
for business m thirty days. The capit :
stock of $5,000 has been subscribed.
The electric light plant burned don
in Heatricu some months ago has bee
rebuilt. The town brightened up in coi
sequence. '
Richard Frowon will sue the Dakol
Cattle company ut the next term of cou
in Dawcs county , beginning May 30 , fc
$25,000 damages for preach of contrac
The attorney general has decided th !
the herd law was not suspended in Sion
county and stock owners are thorefoi
liable for all damage done by their cntt
to farms. i
The Elkhorn Vaucy extension hi
reached Albion , Hoond county. No regi
lar trains will be rm > "until the track
laid through to Oaknalo , which will tnl
about thirty days , 'f" .
The Fremont Triowv o declares there
not a grocery store in the town. Th
gives color to the rumor that Truth a
plies for a divorce 'from Hammond c
the ground of willful it-csurtlon.
A ghastly aggregation of poles ai
canvas and spare rib acrobats has foldi
its tents and silently- crawled into
financial cemetery in''Nebraska Citf.
lonely peanut husk and lemon peel marl
its grave.
Palmyra has turned out another Inn
tic. Frank E. Randall is reported me
tally decomposed. An overdose of lo
struck him in a tender spot. Ho is ) wc
ty-two years old and talks love to evoi
woman ho meets. lie's got it bad.
Conductor Elliott , of the Elkhorn Vf
ley road , is to bo presented with an < tt
blomatio badge by admirers in Rap
City as a souvenir of running the fir
train into the Hills metropolis last yea
Thu badge is built of Ulack Hills gel
with moss agate settings , nnd displa
the Masonic and Knlgnia Templar ei
The Hungarian convict. Hcraledsk
whoso pardon is sought by influent !
friends in the old world , is not entitled
sympathy or consideration unless ho
proven Insane. The crime for which lie
is serving a life .sentence wns the murder
of his wife in Colfax county in 1881.The
theory of lunncy wns mlvaucud nt the
trial , but it failed to mitigate the bloody
character of thu ( Iced.
Major J. H. Hanson , representing the
company which proposes to build thu
Omaha , NVayno & Vnnkton railroad , has
notified tlio committees of towns interested
ostod that hu will meet them in Omaha
on the ' . ' 3d niht. , to consider such propo
sitlons as may bu offered. Delegation *
from Ynnkton , Hartington , Wayne ami
other towns on the proposed line nro ox
peeled to bo present and submit oilers ol
aid. The people north are onthusiastk
on the subject of n direct Hue to Omnh :
nnd will give it a libural financial boost
Ulac-k Hills papers have decided upoi
the route of the H. & M. into that conn
try. The rend is nn "air Hue , " of course
but considerable brain power and nervi
issue has been oMicmlcd in surveyim
.ho route from editorial back windows
The rend ns pictured will cross the Klk
horn nt Ruslivillo , and then dodging tlu
corner of the reservation , snip along tlu
eastern foothills in a line parallel to tl
Elkhorn , crossing the Cheyenne near tin
mouth of Lame Johnnie , then running !
little east by north until the valley o
Rapid creek is reached , cross the creel
nnd como into the city on the north side
This will make Rushvillu an importan
junction point , also Rapid City. It i
said tlio junction where the line for tin
west side of the Hills will start is to b
located forty miles below Ruslivillo.
town Items.
Work has been commenced on the nov
Savory hotel at DCS Moinea.
Fruit-growers of Scott county rcpor
the outlook for this season most cncour
Harriott A. Hoyt extracted $3ODO Iron
the treasury of Des Moincs l > v slippiiij
up on a defective sidewalk. She wantei
Sioux City sighs for a bridge over th
Missouri. High license and rcgnlatio :
prevails on the Covington side atn
droughts nro unheard of.
The "Vinton Oil and Gas company , '
with a capital of $100.000 , has been 01
ganizcd and the work of boring wil
begin ns soon ns nrrangemouts can b
A land slide occurred along the Ch
cngo , Milwaukee & St. Paul railroa
about a mile south of Clayton on Monda
afternoon , demolishing several rods o
track and delaying trains about nin
The heat of Monday caused the rail
on the Illinois Central branch to expand
ditchimr a passenger train near Charle
City , but injuring no one. Near Ulairs
burg City the track was disturbed froti
the same cause , but it was discovered i :
time to prevent nn nccidcnt.
Some vcrv line and delicate points o
prohibition'lnw have been raised in Siou
City. The Fran/ Brewing company ha
sued for $1,000 worth of kugs which wor
destroyed with the contents by the prc
hibitiomsts. The federal nuthontk
threaten to take the constables by th
nape of the neck for spilling the bee
out of the kegs without first nuncturin ,
thu stamp. The right of the bung hoi
must be protected.
Incendiaries are at work in Pierre.
Redlield offers $7,000 for a now coui
house , if the county will give $3,000 ,
The territorial railway commission i
going through the motion of rcgulatio
in Fargo.
The latest evidence of civilized life i
Deadwood is the opening of safes b
The winds of Saturday and Sunday di
considerable damage to crops m the v
cinity of Aberdeen.
The number of settlers driven from th
Crow Creek reserve has been greatl
overstated. They number 500.
It is said that souio Elkwood. Cavahe
county , sharps got $00,000 lifo insurauc
recently on a man who had been dea <
twenty-one years.
Jornuld county farmers complain tha
a small insect , similar-to a potato bug , i
destroying the cottonwodd groves in tha
part of the territory.
The handsomest thing about the mir
ing business in Deadwood is the artist !
typography of the slock certificate. 1
does not diminish assessments , howovci
Again conies the report that the pec
plu who have long resided at old Foi
Pierre will bo compelled to move. Nc
because that portion of the resorvatio
is of any use or benefit to th o Indians
but because , presumably , the govcrr
ment has learned , after the whites bnv
occupied the grounds for many year ;
that they never did have a right to sottl
thero. A United States postoffico whic
existed there for years has been discoc
tioued , which gives color to the report.
Women Clerks Disappearing Froi
tlio Departments.
Philadelphia Telegraph : It may not b
many years before n woman wil
be a rare sight in a dopai !
ment. Slowly , but surely , they are beiti ;
got rid of under the civil service systeni
They are not now seen walking arm i
arm through the treasury corridors o
.standing at the windows at noon tim
with their cups of tea. It is not that the
are closer to their desks. They are nc
Since Secretary Mannind first took th
treasury portfolio , and the newoi
dor of things was begun , nearly twclv
per cent of the women have gone , an
none have como in their places. Whei
a female clerk dies or gets married , re
signs , or is dismissed a requisition goo
to the civil service commission for a ma :
to fill the vacancy. 1 was asked why thi
was if it was true that women did nc
mnko ns good clerks ns men.
The reply was that some of thorn mad
better clerks than did the men. Th
trouble did not lie m that. Thu fact i
they are hard to deal with. Most of then
depend upon the gallantry of the superior
rior officers , and nro constantly askinj
favors , many of them not hesitating a
scorning to think it improper ta ask hig
officials oven as high as secretaries t
make false statements or violate the lain \
in ? heir interests. The most trouble i
when examining them for promolior
Some have not hesitated to ask for a Ii ;
of the questions beforehand. So pcrsis
tent are some that it reflects unon th
whole class , and the departments hav
entered into a systematic effort to got ri
of thorn.
Street Car Horses.
"Tho horse
Rochester Post-Express :
of the street cur company are prott
good animals. " said a veteran driver Ini
evening , "ami they receive pretty coo
caro. They don't look as well this spnn
as they usually do nt this time of th
year. You see , summer shoos wore mien
on the horses in March and the compan
got caught. Wo had a lot of slipper
weather after that , nnd it pulled the tics
right off the horses. The company 1
pretty lucky with its horses , aud docsn
have to kill more thttn two or thrc
every year. I have known years who
not more than ono horse was killed. Th
fact Is , the health ot the horse dopenc
altogether on the kind of a driver it hai
It isn't true that pulling a car kills
horso. Now , I have had horses thi
looked better after I had driven the ;
five years than they ever did before ,
a man makes them yank a car when
starts it takes the flesh off them in
hurry. Now it doesn't make any diffoi
enco to mu whether lam on time or thn
hours late , my horse cots his drink ,
find a horse will pull ids car better if 1
isn't out of water. "
Colicate'a Toilet Hoapa.
Exquisitely perfumed , absolutely pur
popular everywhere. Cashmuro lloqu
Ho Explains Why He Has Boon Assailed By
Editor Rothackor ,
llotunckcr Wanted to no I'ollcc Com
missioner , Hut IU1 Not
Get tlio Posi
"What is tlio cause of the Republican's
savage assault upon you , governor , on
account of your letter addressed to thu
police commissioners ? " asked a represen
tative of tlio MUM last evening of ( Joy-
ornor Thiyor , at the Millard hotel ,
" 1 " answered tlio
suppose , governor ,
"that it ij because 1 did not appoint Editor -
itor Rothacker as ono of those commis
sioners. "
"Why , was ho an applicant ? "
"Yes ; and a very earnest and persist-
out one , " replied thu governor.
"Did any ono recommend him ? "
"No one except Mr. Cadet Taylor ,
That gentleman called on me at Lincoln
some weeks ago and requested mo to ap
point Mr. Uothacker. I discouraged it
at that time. During my late visit here ,
when I spent some several days in
Omaha , considering thu subject of the
commission , Messrs. Taylor and Roth-
acker called on mo anil the application
was renewed. I gave them the reasons
which had led. mo to conclude
that Mr. Rothacker's appoint
ment would not bo judicious. Ono was
that he was the editor of a paper which
was known as an organ of the republi
can party , and as it is the intention of the
law that the commission shall bo entirely
non-partisan his selection would bo in
consistent with that position. 1 said that
his selection would bo subject to criti
cism in that regard. I said to them that
the democrats , to make thu thing oven ,
might usk mo to appoint the editor of
the Herald to thu same position. The
appointment of political editors , I said ,
was incompatible with my duty in the
matter , or words tat lint effect. "
"Well , did that end the matter ? "
"I supposed that was the cud of it. I
returned to Lincoln on the evening of
the day of the city election hero. Two
days after that 1 received a most pressing
telegram again renewing the request for
the appointment of Mr. Uothacker , but I
found no reason for changing my deter
mination. I had said to each of the four
gentlemen subsequently selected before 1
loft hero that 1 should probably appoint
them , which decision 1 carried into of-
foot. " .
"Could you have supposed that you
would have been assailed for addressing
that letter to the commissioners and hav
ing it published ? "
"Most assuredly not. Every word of
it was in favor of good order , cooJ gov
ernment , and protection for the people of
the city. 1 designed the letter as a basis
for the action of the commission. Sev
eral motives influenced mo in preparing
the letter. Ono was to strengthen the
commission. Another was to let the people
ple know that the movement , the estab
lishment of an efficient police depart
ment in the city , was being inaugurated.
Another was that it should bo a warning
to burglars and thieves and lawbreakers
of every degree to seek another field of
operation or go to the penitentiary. "
"Havo you learned anything of the
public sentiment regarding this matter
during your present visit here ? "
" 1 have ; and it has been a source of
very great satisfaction to mo to
liiuf my course in this matter
so generally endorsed. Scores of
thu best citizens of the city have not only
thanked mu for the commission as se
lected , but have thanked mo most
heartily for what they designated my
most timely letter. Such men as Judge
Lake , J. 11. Millard , A. J. llanscom , Urs.
Somors and Merriam , C. 11. Kustin , S. R.
Johnson , J. E. Market and w. A.
Gwyer , have endorsed the letter fully
ana completely. I was obliged to disre
gard the request of many personal
friends who asked mo to appoint their
favorite candidates , and as the selection
of the members of the commission was u
most delicate task , and ono of vital im
portance for 1 would be held responsible
if the right men were not selected I de
termined that I must exorcise my judg
ment and appoint those men whom 1 be
lieved combined all the essential qualities
which they should possess to hold those
positions. 1 accordingly decided to se
lect those whom 1 hud known for years.
A prime object with mo also was to bring
together four men who would work to
gether in entire harmony. 1 have full
confidence that I have succeeded in doing
this. "
"Have you any idea as to whom the
commission will appoint as chief of po-
' Not the slightest. 1 "have no doubt
they will consider that matter with great
caution , and select the ono who in their
judgment is best fitted for the position. "
"Do you know Mr. Moyuihan , who is
seeking the place ? "
"I never saw him to my knowledge
until last evening. I know nothing in
regard to him. I nave no quarrel with
Mr. Rothacker. I have marked out ray
line of action and shall pursue it regard
less of any amount of detraction and
The Gold-Snake Mines ,
Alfreil Hatch in Harper's WtMv.
Tercno Muno/ was about eighteen yeas
old. Her father was a Mexican , and her
mother a Commancho squaw. She had
straight black hair , black eyes , a good
figure , and a good deal of strength. Shu
was as as full of superstition and belief in
ghosts and spirits as an egg is full of
meat. She was nice and lady-like and
she had a curiously soft voice. When
she was sixteen , Juaquln Costcllo fell in
love with her. Ho played the guitar op
posite her window steadily for five
weeks , he smoked cigarrltos in front of
the house while talking to her father , old
Pedro Minion , and ho was fully accepted
as her prospective husband. Now thu last
person to expect that Torisita would ob
ject to anything her father had arranged
for her was old Pedro himself. When ,
then , ho announced to her that she waste
to .look upon Juaquin Costcllo as her
master for the f uturo.sliu made a scene and
there was what might pass for a row in
that cabin. Of course old Pedro stormed ,
and of course her mother sat on the clay
floor in what might bo called silent
misery , and finally Senorita Toreno won.
She would not bo married fo Juaquin :
and as she would not , she was not.
Terono had , among her other queer
beliefri.a . full confidence in thogold-snako.
This is the funniest superstition that you
can imagine. If you lind a species of
snake something Ijko a black-snake , hut
with yellow bars on the back , anywhere
down on the Mexican border , and then
you liud where that snake lives , you can
lind a ledge of quart/ containing free
gold. Tcreno believed this , and she
know where one of the gold-snakes lived.
She kept the serret carefully at least
until Henry Hrown arrived there with his
team of mules , frciglitinc over the Mirth-
em trail. "Red Head , " as.Mr. Hrown
was called , was u pronounced blonde.
Ho mot Tereno , am ! Terono mot him ,
nnd thu two fell In lovu with oich : other.
In fact , they liked each other so much
that Mr. Urown Attempted to learn the
guitar , though ho had no. finger * lit for
the work , nnd had not the
least scintilla of music in his
soul ; nnd nil persons , on this
earth ho scloclod'Sotior Junqiiin Costcllo
ns n tcnchor. Jiinquln grinned nnd inndo
rlgnrritos rapidly when he understood
what Mr. Urown had ooine to him for.
Ho agreed , however , a1 , once to give tlio
lesions , and ho biipKo.sted they should
take place nt Senor Mimo/'s house. The
.spi-ctaclo of Mr. Hrown'.s worl ; on tlio
fjultnr under the instruction of Suitor
I'ostollo , with Terono looking on , would
have moved a bronze statuette to tears.
The curious part of thu thing was that
'IVreno could play the guitar herself , and
piny it well. 1'hn number of tnniM that
Kin tried to get Mr , Hrown to practice
the Instniiiu'iit when she could lull him
wlion lie was wroii. ; could not be told.
Unfortunately Mr. Hrown , in a bullheaded -
headed kind of way , had made up Ins
mind that ho could loam the thing by
the aid of Senor Co.stello'.s instruction ,
nnd as it was impossible for Toresitn to
toll him thatluniiin had wanted her to
marry him only two years before , the
lessons went on as per agreement.
As might have been oxpootod , Juaquin
had made up his mind that the mules
which Henry Hrown owned were worth
having and no mndo a few cautious in
quiries. I'imiiinj that Mr. Hrown did
not understand monto. Scnor Costell.s in
vited him to winy , ror the first two
weeks Mr. Hrown won , nnd ho told
Teresita about his luck. As she knew
inontc , and also know Juaquin , she nr cd
upon Mr. Hrown the wisdom of letting
the game alone. Hu laughed at her , as
ho often did , and told her lie could take
cnre of himself. As this was told in his
excessively curious Spanish , which no
ono but In senoritn could undor.stnnd ,
she sighed , and thought .she had been
wrong. Hocause it Seemed to her that
ho was so strong nnd so bravo it could
not be true that , "cl maldito , Hat Jua-
ntiin , can bo more good. C'arronl No.
faenor. " And then Tercno went back in
the yard to make n special candle on a
string for the church next Sunday.
Unfortunately , ono evening , nfter.tho
lesson on the guitar , Juaquin and Harry
loft the Muno/ cabin and walked clown
to the fonda. They ant down nt montc ,
nnd had plenty of mescal brandy on the
table. At first Harry won , biit as the
gnuio went on the luck changed. It is n
fact that if a man will play monte nnd
drink enough mescal at the same time hu
is apt to lose his bond. Mr. Urown lost
his , thou all his money , them his
watch , then his pocket knife , and then
his mules. Then ho did what ho ought
to have done before he went to bed.
The next morning , when Mr. Hrown
ot up , ho drained tlio water jug nnd
§ ressed. Going down stairs , no wan
dered into the court yard , and gazed
with a lack-lustre eye nnd a sorrowful
expression on those mules. Juaquin was
harnessing them up at them up at the
time , nnd Mr. Hrown watched thorn
driven out of the gate to the road. The
greater part of the day he spent moon
ing around the hillside , and he refreshed
himself at intervals practicing on the
guitar. The only visible result of this
was great depression expressed in the
face of the peon who acted for a Email
salary as hall boy.
It was during that afternoon that
Juaquin called upon old I'eilro Muno/ ,
and they had a short interview. When
Mr. Urown went around in the evening
as usual , old Pedro asked him to discon
tinue his visits. When Mr. Hrown asked ,
'Torque , scnor ? " ho wns briefly and em
phatically informed that any man who
would put ui ) a team of good mules in n
game with bcnor Costello was too big a
fool lo visit at the Munomansion. . The
result was that Mr. Urown retired to his
room in the fonda , and delivered himself
of the choicest collection of profane ex-
plotltcs he knew. Ho then went to bed.
There not being any mescal loft , Mr.
Urown woke up early , and aftnr dressing
wandered down the road to where Tore-
sita lived. He sat down on a stone and
looked at the house , feeling about us mis
erable as a man can. He realized that if ,
ho had only taken To re no's advice hu J
might havqmarried her , and ho realized *
that now ho did not have live cents with
which to support her. Having no ani
mals left , ho did not oven know how ho
was goin" to get out of the place unless
he walked , and ho recollected with pain
the weary miles to bo covered before ho
could pot to Santa Cruz.
Mr. Hrown started when he felt a hand
on his shoulder , and turning ho saw , by
the light of the late moon , Tcreno
wrapped in her mantilla. She did not
speak , but pulled Harry's shoulder until
ho got up. With her linger on her lip
she led the way through the chupcrral
until they were out of hearing from the
horses , nnd then she flung herself pas
sionately into his arms , kissing him
again nnd again. Tcreno led him t > wn
the gulch to the lift , and walking care
fully around the big bowlder , she pointed
to tno gold-snnko lying there in his coil.
The marriage of Senorita Toreno
Muno ? and Mr * Henry Hrown took place
within two weeks after the snlo of the
Gold-snnko quartz mine. There were
present the father and mother of the
bride. It has been said that Senor Jua
quin Costello got the most awful thrush-
ing from Senor Pedro Muno/ during the
afternoon that had been known upon
the frontier for ninny yenrs.
In ranking the assertion that Pozzoni's
medicated completion powder is entire
ly free from injurious or deadly poisons
wo do it upon the authority of a thorough
chemical analysis. It Is one of the oldest
face powders in American market , nnd
Is used in the famalles of some of out
most prominent medical men who have
personally acknowledged to the proprio-
or that they not only considered it harm-
ess , butosteomod it highly honolicial in
very respect. Sold by all druggists.
| 0 MlllDI
Quickest .Selling Article Kvor Invented.
N'eudt m > talking , butroallr Ii tha 1'rettloit
Article on the JUrket.
OMAHA , Neb. , April ! W , 1887. This Is
to certify that we , the undci.signed , have
this day uitncssed a churning by 'The
Pei feel Self Involving Churn Dashers , "
which lesullcil in producing 3V , pounds of
firtt class butter from one gallon of cream
in jnst one minute and fifteen seconds.
W. I * WrUht , proprittor "Oinnlu Dulryi" O. W.
Whticlrr. minncor "onmli * l ) > lry ; " 1'Mil B. Vtt ,
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Nutl'iiiHl Dunk ; I'ruf. liourjin II. Hnttaiiurn. proprietor
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Mm'h. Uhl. "ll o" Will i. Dobtj. . U. AKI
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Dr. O. 51 U. II nrl. Ir. Hamilton W rr n.
II. II. nnte. 3. W. itmtnri.r 'il e wt
John lluiM. Jeweler. tiul : OriT. furniture.
fitate anil County lltfthla fur Naln ,
1'rojitn inn.s'Mj'iyrisa you.
Call or vvriic lo u at once. Qii ck salei A
and large proilt . Very truly ,
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