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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : TUESDAY. MAY 24 , 1887.
THE DAILY BEE.
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THE DAILY BEE.
Sworn Statement or Circulation.
Btato of Nebraska. 1
County of Douvlas. JH < " '
( Ico. U. T7sclutcic , secretary of The nco
1'ubltshliiK company , does solemnly swear
that the actual circulation of tlio Dally Uee
for tlio week ending May SO , ISM , \\as as
Haturdav. flMixy 14 14,800
Huntlay'May is 14.000
Monday. May 10 14.7.W
Tuesday , M.iv 17 14.100
Wednesday , May 18 11,100
Tmirudav. May 10 14,100
JTrlday , May 20 14,100
OKO. 11. TZSCIIUOK.
Subscribed and sworn to before mo this
21st day of May , 17.
N. P. Fnr , ,
fSKAIj. ] Notary Public.
Oeo. U. Trschuck , bclnc first duly sworn ,
deposes and says that bo Is secretary ot The
Ueo Publishing company , Uiat the nctual
average dally circulation of the Dally Bee for
tlio month of Mnylbt > 0,12,409 conies ; for June ,
IttSO , 12.208 copies ; for J uly , 1880,13,314 copies ;
for August IHSfl , 12,1W conies : for Septem
ber , 1830. 13,030 conies ; for October , 1880 ,
12.HH9 copln ; for November. 1880 , 13.H43
copies ; for December , 18bO. 13,237 copies ; for
January. 1867. 10,200 copies ; for February.
1887 , 14.103 copies ; for March , 1887 , 14,400
copies ; for April , 1887,14,310 conies.
OKO. B. TZSCIIUCK.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this Ttb
day of May , A. D. , lb87.
ISEAL.1 N. P. Fr.lt , Notary Public.
TuiiouoiiouT Nebraska active propara-
lions are in progress for the observance
of Decoration duy.
THE St. Haul Globe favors the return
of the whipping post. It probably has
its eyes on some man who called to whip
MINNEAPOLIS policemen are engaged
in closing the gambling houses. The
Fourth of July will give Omaha police-
mem an equal chance.
WHEN Hob Lincoln sees his name men
tioned in connection with the presidency
ho grows angry and throws the paper
down. And when other people see it
they do the same thing.
PUESIDKNT CLKVULA.ND , wife , mother
ln-law nnd Colonel LamoutThursduy will
Jcavu Washington for Saranao lake , Now
ITork , whore they will fish for n week or
ton days. Mr. Cleveland will want to
fish for suckers in ' 88.
A WIIITEK in the Popular Science
Monthly claims that nature , and not tlio
railroads discriminates against inland
towns. In the creation of the contribu
tor to that journal , nature was not .lav
ish , and certainly gave him a short haul
Mo UK than hnlf of the iron and steel
produced in the United States since 1803
lias been used in the construction and
equipment of railroads. And more than
pno half of the stealing that baa been
tfono since that time has occurred among
IT has been discovered that Indian
traders in the Indian territory have for
gotten that injunction written of old ,
"Thou shalt not steal , " and accordingly
have robbed the government and caused
many a good Indian to go on half ra
tions. Investigators sometimes investi
gate. _ _ _ _ _ .
THE Presbyterians will remain in
Omaha A week yet. Every day each
visitor becomes more impressed with
Omaha and while combining business
With pleasure wo wish to remark that
this assembly will bo worth considerable
to our city. The praises from thcie many
strangers upon their return to the east ,
Kill bo unsolicited , and * all they eay of
Omaha will bo true.
TUB San Francisco Call , in a column of
pretty sentences , seconds the New York
Sun's nomination of William Toll Coleman -
man , of San Francisco , ( or president. It
pictures William Tell a greater and
grander man than the freedom ahriokcr of
Switzerland , and among his accomplish
ments showa him to bo just the man for
the position. The Call insists that it must
take more than moonlight romance to lift
Americans into prominence.
IN the latest news from Washington on
the subject of natural gas , wo road : "In
general , it may bo said that natural gas
Is found in varying quantities all through
the territory from the Hudson river , on
the east , to California , on the west. In
Wow York , Pennsylvania , West Virginia ,
Ohio , Kentucky , Tennessee , Alabama ,
Louisiana , Indiana , Illinois , Missouri ,
Iowa , Wisconsin , Kansas , Colorado , Da
kota , Utah , Wyoming and California its
existence is reported. " It would cer
tainly bo in order for some booming
Nebraska town to subscribe two or three
thousand dollars and prospect for the
Valuable product. Other states have
ought and found. Why not Nebraska ?
IF the farmers who have paid 17 and
| 8 per ton for an Interior quality of coal
t Long Piac , Neligh , O'Noll and otbor
points along the Elkhorn road , and been
indiscriminately robbed on all other
frolghts , will write out their just com
plaints and moot the railroad commission
tills week , it U poMible that it will bo for
ever determined to the entlr s&tUfao-
of all that the commission Is a fraud ,
without pcwer or right to correct muy of
the tliomam ! existing wrong * practised
by railways m Nebraska. The rch-
ftaU , too , whp bare paid 83 canti and
( noropor hundred pounds for freight
front Owafca to polnta mentioned , sight ,
it they fe l to inclined , famish the com-
ulMioft witU tome facts and iigarM very
Interesting , The Elkhorn ro d Uuo
Mono than the other systems In Ne
braska , but an the oomiubtlon hai cboten
that partioalar line , iu uwmbora an ccr-
Umly to itutiuotod , if tbo-ic most inter-
Mtcd will tell what they know.
Coming to Time.
Almost every day furnishes aonio cvt-
d6nco that the combination entered into
jy the railroad ; ! of the country to render
ho Intor-slato oommoroo law obnoxious ,
> y a systematic policy of embarrassing
niyitipss nnd hnrrnsslng the public , is
npidly and surely breaking up. It was
mpossible that such a scheme could bo
carried ou a great while with any de
gree of success unless assisted by the
> tlcmls ! whoso duty it U under tlio law
o sco that the people are pro-
cctcd from abuses by the corpora
tions , but Its abandonment was begun
sooner than was perhaps to have
been expected , nnd it is clearly only a
question of n little time when it will bo
complete and a system of proper business
competition will generally prevail.
In a number of instances freight rates
jave been reduced to about the old fig
ures , notably In the case of wheat nnd
Hour between Minneapolis and St. Paul
and Chicago. When the now law went
into effect the rate per hundred pounds
these commodities was made eighteen
cents , more than double the former rate.
Ono road , the Burlington & Northern ,
refused to bo 5 party to this mani
festly unreasonable charge , and now
the other roads have come to time nnd
.he uniform rate is 7) ) cents for Hour nnd
10 cents on wheat. It is not tit nil ques
tionable that there is a prolit in these
rates , and therefore that the higher
; hargo was unreasonable and unjust , but
it was made to create a public sentiment
igalnst the law. Elsewhere freight
charges have been reduced , while special
rates arc given to largo parties of trav
elers , mlloago books are sold , excursion
tickets are issued , and otherwise tiio nar
row and senseless policy that went
into effect with the law is
being set aside. The shrewder men
among these who control the railroads
nrc learning none too soon that the con
test which they Invited was certain to be
a losing one for themselves. Tlio imme
diate consoquonccs to the traflic of their
corporations have apparently not been
burtful. The comparative earnings of
the roads are favorable. But the penalty
they were inviting from a continuance in
their unwarrantable course was a more
stringent enactment when the people
should again have their opportunity to
assert their constitutional authority to
regulate the common carriers of the
country in the interest of the public.
That such would bo the result of an ad
herence by the railroads to tbo policy
they inaugurated under the law there
cannot bo the least doubt.
The change of attitude by the commis
sion regarding the fourth section has
already had a wholesome iniluoncc , and
the good effects will still be more appar
ent hereafter. The railroad companies
having boon given to understand that
there ia to bo no more dally
ing with the law , but that
its easily understood requirements
will bo enforced as the only way in
which it can receive a fair trial , they will
bo found gradually adjusting themselves
to the situation , as nt once the wisest and
most profitable policy. The rnoro
promptly they reach this position the
sooner will they regain the public confi
dence which their course has lost them.
The Final Bond Call.
The secretary of the treasury has
issued a call lor the redemption of the
remaining 3 per cent , bonds outstand
ing amounting to $10,417,000. Interest
on these bonds will cease on the first day
of July , at which time their payment
will begin. No other bonds of the gov
ernment become due until 1801 , so that
the present call is the last that the
treasury will mauo tor four years. It is
within the discretion of the secre
tary , however , to purchase unma
tured bonds , either for the sink
ing fund or as a measure
of financial relief to the country , if an
exigency should arise such as in his judg
ment to warrant his doing so. The re
quirement of-tho sinking fund for the
next fiscal year will bo 147,000,000 , and
it has been expected that the treasury
would buy bonds at least to this amount.
It appears , however , to be tlio intention
of Secretary Fairchlld to apply the throe
per cents to bo redeemed in July to the
sinking fund , which will reduce the
amount of bonds necessary to bo pur
chased for this object to about $88,000,000.
But it U not assured that the secretary
will purchase any bonds , and there is
every reason to expect that ho will avoid
doing so if possible. The supposition
that the treasury would bo forced to enter
the market as a buyer ot bonds has al
ready had the effect of strengthening the
price of these first maturing , and the cer
tainty of the government becoming a
purchaser , oven to the moderate extent
necessary to the sinking fund , would of
course further appreciate the market
value of thcso bonds. Secretary
Falrchild may bo expected , there
fore , to avoid this resort just
as long as he can do so ,
and altogether if that be possible. There
ovn be no doubt that In relation to this
matter the president and secretary are in
What the policy of the treasury will bo
during the first six months of tbo next
fiscal year is a question of supreme in-
interest to the country. The payment ol
the remaining three per cent bonds and
thn disbursements from appropriations
after tlio first ot July will not prevent an
accumulation of tbo surplus , which tbo
lowest estimate does not place
below fOO.OOO.OOO by the time
the regular session of congress
begins in December. Can the business
of the country stand this drain without
impairment ? It will corao at a time
when there is an extraordinary demanc
for money for moving the crops , and will
consequently bo more severely full than
at any other period of taa year. Thu
monetary situation at present , which is
not uncomfortable , does not furnish a
safe basia from which to judge of the re
qulrcmcntc fonr months hence. The in
dlcadons point to a general trade
movement of exceptional activity
donuinding an increased supply o
money , the limits of which cannot now
bo tot. It ia very probable that the nee
entry supply caa&ot bo had unlesa Uu
treasury shall adopt a policy that will re
loose a considerable part of the surplus
or otherwise aiako It available to the pco
Besides the purchase of bonds , twc
other methods have been suggested. One
is to deposit the aurpluR with the banks
but a serious objection to thi * ia that the
banks will not purchase beads at tht
prcxent high rate ot premium to be used
us security lor such , deposits. I
s not easy . to figure out a
profit in buying bonds nt 120
which the povcrnmont will receive
ns security for the deposits at only 00 ,
nutl such n transaction becomes loss nt-
motive when the possibility of a decline
n the premium Is considered. There nru
other obvious objections to such an nr-
rangcmcnt which would doubtless cause
ho banks to hesitate nbout entering Into
t. The other method Is for the govern-
ncnt to anticipate the Interest on the
mblicdout , amounting to about 815,000-
KX ) . Tlio success of this would depend
ipon the disposition of the holders of the
lobt , and it is not certain that they would
) o largely favorable to it. In any event
t would bo a tedious and toilsome way
of mooting an exigency that could hardly
jo of much advantage. Certainly the
most alrcct and practicable way , al
though the most expensive , would bo the
purchase of bonds. Thorn Is no mimcdl-
ito cause for anxiety on the part of the
justness of the country , nnd there is rea
son for confidence that when the circum
stances demand it the treasury will have
n policy that will meet the necessities of
No Partisan School Board.
The chairman of the republican city
central committee hns issued a call for
ward caucuses to select candidates for
the board of oduc.ition , whoso nomina
tions nro to bo ratified by the republican
central committee as the regular repub
lican school board ticket. Now wo hope
that this call will bo revoked. Our
board of education should be strictly
non-partisan. Its members should bo
entirely free from all political obligations
for their election. Wo can conceive of
no political issue in the management of
our public schools , and do not propose
to countenance any move that will draw
the party lines in the election of the
school board. It would bo a palpable
violation ot the spirit if not
the latter of the law. The main object
of holding elections for members of the
board of education separate from any
city , county or general election , is to
divorce the school board from politics.
The election is to bo hold in our school
houses in order to bo as far as is possible
removed from the political atmosphere
that surrounds our polling places at or
What is the object of republican nom
inating caucuses ? Is it uof to obligate
successful candidates ] to distribute school
board patronage among members of
thnlr own party and to the exclusion of
applicants of any other political creed ?
Is it not with a view to forcing republi
can newspapers to support the republi
can nominees as against all others , even
if they are more worthy and bettor quali
fied for the discharge of the duties in
cumbent upon the board of education ?
If the republican party machine nomi
nates a ticket the democratic party ma
chine will naturally follow suit and thus
scolc to compel voters to divide on polit
ical linos. Is this in the interest of our
public schools ? Wo most emphatically
say no , and propose to ignore any nomi
nation made by political clubs and party
caucusscs. The only issue on which the
contest for school board member
ship should bo fought out is that of
individual fitness of each candidate and
his Intentions with regard to the manage
ment and supervision of our schools.
There is a clique now organized
in Omaha to depose our efficient school
superintendent , Mr. James , nna if wo
are correctly informed it expects to
achieve this end by juggling the party
caucuses. We do not believe the patrons
and friends of our public schools can bo
duped into giving countenance or sup
port to any such movement.
The New Gas Company.
A material reduction in the price of
gas is always welcomed by any com
munity. That Omaha wants cheaper
gas goes without saying. The reduction
of fifty cents per thousand feet in the
pnco of her gas supply which is prom
ised by the new gas company is a power
ful incentive for granting a franchise.
Wo would , however , venture some sug
gestions to the council which should bo
embodied in the gas ordinance :
1. The franchise should bo limited to
twenty-live or thirty years , and subject
to repeal in casn of violations of contract
by the gas company. The ordinance , ns
introduced , is practically perpetual.
3. No right of way should bo
granted through any paved thoroughfare -
faro except at alley crossings.
All gas mains should bo laid in the
alloys and all connections with buildings
should bo made from the mains laid in
the alleys. Omaha has expended several
million dollars for pavibjig and wo oould
better afford to submit to high priced gas
than allow our paved streets to bo torn
up and ruined by gas trenches. To dig
ditches on Farnam , Douglas or llarnoy
streets every twenty-two or thirty-throe
feet would simply ruin the whole pave
ment. The now gas company should bo
required to lay its mains in the alleys ,
and the old company should linroaftor bo
restricted to the alleys where now mains
nro to bo laid. Provision should also
bo made to require gas companies to pay
the cost of repairing pavements MI streets
and alloys damaged by digging trenches
for their mains and laterals.
HA.VING been foiled in their effort to
got themselves appointed on the police
commission and failed to control the
choice of chief of police the "disgruntled
editors" now propose to harrass the
police commission by inducing too coun
cil to reject the rules governing the po
lice force which the commission has
adopted and submitted to that body for
approval. Such small business is be
neath contempt * The rules may need
amending in some trivial particulars but
in the main they commend themselves as
essential to proper organization 'and dis-
clpllun. In fact tboso obnoxious rules
did not originate with the Omaha police
commlaiion. They are modelled after
the police regulations that uavo for yeara
been in force in cities where the metro
politan police system prevails ,
THE scheme to override tbo police com
mission in its choice of chief of police by
getting the council to pass an ordinance
that will require at least two year's resi
dence ia Omaha a > a qualification for the
position. U too silly for anything , it is
in conflict with the oharter which allows
all appointive office * to be filled regardless -
loss of length of residence or citizenship.
The mayor aad eouaoil may appoint the
city engineer , struct commissioner , or
uvea chairman of the board of public
works from abroad If , in thnlr Judgement ,
tbo Interests of the city are subserved by
it , and thd police commission may send
to Chicago , No\v \ York or Boston fora
chief of police or a fire chief should Uioy
deem It essential to the public safely.
A rnw days ago the BKB charged Pal-
rick Ford with having himself put on the
payroll of the Union Pacific immediately
after his llrst clocton ) to the council. It
appears that this ia incorrect. Wo nro
assured by Councilman Ford that ho was
on the pay roll 6f the company several
months before Iho 'election as watchman
of the Holt line nnd therefore was not
employed bccau.so of his position in the
council. Wo cheerfully make this cor
rection , as wo have no disposition to mis
represent him or any other public
_ _ _ _ _
STILL nt the front and advancing Is the
position of Omaha arnonc the financial
centres of the country. Again this city
loads all others in the increase of its
bank clearances , and in the last week
took ono stop forward , advancing to the
seventeenth place and leaving behind
Cleveland , Indianapolis and Denver
among the important trade centres. It Is
n steady march forward that Omaha is
making and every advance will be per
THK wives paint a pretty picture in
Chicago. The strike is nothing com
pared to the raid on the married women
of the Windy City. When a husband
goes down town at an unseemly hour to
bail his wlfo out of jail , there seems to bo
some truth In the statement that as a
literary centra C&Ioago ranks low.
THE council cannot afford to obstruct
the police commission m its efforts to re
organize the police force nnd make It
UP to this hour wo have hoard of no
woman candidate for the board of educa
Colonel K. G. InpetsoU's eldest daughter is
a very beautiful young woman , and Is said to
have the purest and best soprano voice lu
Air. John Tyler , son of President Tyler ,
has for the ninth time been elected grand
worthy patriarch of the sous ot temperance
of the state of Virginia.
Senator Stanford owns the largest vineyard -
yard In the world. It Is in Tebauia county ,
and contains 3,500 acres in bear In it vines.
The entire ranch comprises 80,000 acres.
The end of a busy and successful season
finds jUrs. 1-angtry looking pale and tired.
She has her hair cut like a boy's , and the
style is not becoming say her admirers.
J. Armory KnoxiTex s If tings , is the
successor of John Tltaymond In the coin-
matching business. _ lie has a lucky quarter
with which he has won over (500 this month.
Nate Saulsbury , who Is Buffalo Bill's part
ner , proposes to Introduce pop-corn In Con
don tnls summer , lie has ordered 100 bush
els of the uupopped vegetable from a Now
York denier. > >
Don Carlos , the'Spanish pro tender , has
sailed for Brazil under the name of Dr.
Coma. Should ho attempt any unseemly
pranks In Dom Pedro's dominion Dr. Coma's
career will likely come to a full stop.
Senator John Sherman was commissioned
a colonel by GovernorDonnlson durlnc the
war , and two regiments were for some time
kaown as Sherman' brigade , though ho
never took the Held , resigning his command
to take his seat In the senate.
Btc Ben Lo Fevre. the Ohio ex-congress
man , has struck a better thine than a seat In
congress , or the Paris consulship , for which
he was an applicant. lie has been made
eoneral manager of the Brlce & Thomas
railroad syndicate at a salary of 520,000 a
Mrs. Ilettle Green , the Wall street woman
of many millions , Is very particular in se
lecting the modest room eho occupies In a
boarding house , iler first question to the
landlady Is : "Are there any reporters In the
house ? " If not she "Uavo
, Inquires : any re
porters ever lived In the house ? " If such a
disaster has occurred to the landlady , Mrs.
Green cares not to hoar when It happened ;
the mere fact that reporters have had a habi
tation In the house Is enough. She says
"Good-day , " ana is gone.
An Able Criticism.
Knntos City Journal.
AVehavo received the first copy of Truth , a
weekly magazine of literature nnd reality ,
published at Leavenworth. AB for literary
excellence , it possesses none. As for reality ,
it U crowded full of real estate advertise
ments. As for the name U has assumed ,
that is an exhibition of monumental cheek ,
which persuades us that the mapazine will
The Jaokles Lawyer.
Lincoln Democrat ,
Every jackleg lawyer In Nebraska who
wants It gets a railroad pass , on the ground
that he Is an employe of the roads. Every
politician whom the roads want to use at
conventions and other useful places hns
bis little "employe" annual. Mot a soli
tary abuse has boon corrected by the al
leged abolition of passes. The same sub-
01 nation of lawyers and politicians goes on ,
except more guardedly than before. The
main herd of common editors are not allowed
to nave posses , so that tueir moans will de-
cehe the public and make It Imagine that
the passes have been abolished. Any man
of political Influence , who Is unscrupulous
enough to ask for It and use It , can got a
pass just as ho used to. Ho must only bo a
little more explicit than formerly In bis
pledge to stand by the company.
Love Has No Place On Earth.
Ella lYhultr Wtteoi.
The world has outlived all Its passion ;
Its men are Inane and blase.
Its women are more puppets of fashion ;
Life now Is a comedy play.
Our Abelard bUhu for 4 season ,
Then yields with decorum to fate ;
Our Helolso listens to reason ,
And seeks a new mate. )
By the ladylike mlndseofour mothers
Wo are taught that to feel Is bad form ;
Our effeminate fathers and brothers
Keep carefully out of life's storui.
Our wet shippers now , and our lovers
Are calmly devout with their brains ;
And we laugh at the roan who discovers
Warm blood In his vejoa.
But you. O twin soul8. paaslon mated.
Who lore as the gods loved ot old ,
What blundering destiny.fated
Your Uvea to D * castTn this mould ?
Like a lurid volcanic vplieaval
In pastures prosUe nud gray
You seem , with your fervors primeval ,
Among us to-day.
You dropped from some planet of aptondor ,
Perbap * . w U circled afa. %
Aad your eon taoey , iwervelesa and tender ,
You learned from the course ot that itar.
Fir back to Iti boeem. I warn you ,
As back to the ark flew the dove ;
Tbe ralnloni of earth will but wora you
Because you can love I
Itniktn Dow Statttruan.
The Omaha Republican made a Utter at
tack on Governor Thayer on account of his
appointments to the Omaha police commla-
elon. The llepubliean's logic was so much at
fault that most people are at a low to know
the real reason of BIS attack. The whole ao-
cret waa exposed by the governor himself a
few daya ago , in an Interview with a BBK re
totof the Republican , 'was a persistent apull-
cant for a place on tlio commission , nnd be
cause the governor chose to reject tlio appli
cation for the very best of reasons , Mr.
llotlmckcr'e bile wus stirred up to the extent
oi slo oping over through the columns of the
ItoDubllcnn , Governor Tlmyer has sulleroil
no Imnn from the attack , while itottiackor and
his paper lia\o gamed nothing by It
St. lioitlt Ulobe-Democrdt.
The Northern Presbyterians , In session nt
Omalm , have sent greetings to the South
ern Presbyterians , In session nt St.
Louis. The message says : "Sco psalm 11 } J.
7 nnd John 17 21' "
verso , , verso Republicans
are familiar with the Scripture * , and know
very well what Is contained In each of these
verses , but for the bctiullt of our Democratic
readers \vo will say that the first verse reads :
"I'caco bo within thy walls , and prosperity
within thy palaces. "
The second verso Is ns follows :
"That they all may bo ono , ns thou , Father ,
art in mo , and 1 In tlicc , that they also maybe
bo one In us ; that the world may believe that
thou hast sout mo. "
The Chadron artesian bore swallowed
The Norfolk News cries aloud for a
More trees wore planted in Fullcrton
this season than over before.
Crawford claims to bo n lively ,
healthy , smiling kid of a burg with ton
now houses going up.
Congressman McShano has contributed
9100 toward the press building to bo
erected on the assembly grounds at
The first baby born in South Sioux
City was given n serenade by the band
and presented with a corner lot in that
"Interesting inside developments" nro
promised in thn next issue of several
country papers. 'A choice collection of
pewter puns , probably.
Mrs. F. A.Vittio , of Hay Bprings.took
nn overdose of aconite to quiet her
nerves. It wus quito successful. She
leaves a sorrowing husband and a three-
The Nebraska City News taps * timely
vein , by urging the formationof ; a com
pany to bore for natural gas. The News
is contidont that the "fuel of the future"
exists m that vicinity.
The Genoa Dramatic club is energetic
ally rehearsing "Tho Haunted Henhouse
house , or Six Buckets of Blood , " At the
last performance the heavy villian had a
section of his oar shot away while
plucking the stuilVd pullets in the coop.
The local critic fails to mention whether
sufficient gore was scoured to verify the
text. The drama will probably bo put
on the boards with a brush.
The Norfolk News punoturos Omaha
merchants in the following friendly item :
"The only trouble with Omaha is that
that town Imagines that the entire state
of Nebraska must pay tribute to her mer
chants. This is a big mistake. The trade
of tiny section belongs to the merchant
who can place his wnros in the hands of
tbo purchaser at the least cost. Omaha
merchants can not , or do not , do this.
Our experience has uniformly been that
we could buy goods in our line cheaper
in Lincoln than in Omaha. "
Thirteen counties in the state report the
banishment ol saloons.
A largo gob of gloom has settled down
on Dos Alomes with the closing of the dis
The buildings of the Murray iron works
nt Burlington , recently burned down ,
will bo rebuilt.
Sioux city presents the strange specta
cle of Germany supporting Frantz in the
light for liberty and beer.
Prof. Foster , of Burlington predicts n
double disturbance early in Juno. A de
layed assignment of bock boor isexpectod
about that time.
Rapid City papers are endeavoring to
give life and activity to Iho board of
Lead City i.s realizing on a real estate
boom , the lirst joyful evidence of pros
perity experienced in years.
A large force of graders have been
transferred from Nebraska to Bapld City
to begin work on the Elkhorn Valley ex
tension to Doadwood. This unexpected
move is duo to the activity , of the Burl
ington people on the border.
A company has been.formed in Rapid
City to develop the gypsum beds In th at
vicinity. Tbo company has secured some
forty acres or more of the gypsum beds
and will operate on an extensive scale
when they commence. The product will
be disposed of in eastern markets.
Among the gentlemen interested are
John R. Brennan , A. J. Simmons , R. C.
Lake , Thomas Sweeney and K. C. More-
The weekly crop reports to the North
ern Pacific Elevator company show a
general need of ruin. Some sections are
in good shape while others are suffering
badly. Kuclloy , Verona and Duwson re
port good rains and splendid crop condi
tion. Arthur , Mllnors , Blanchard , Ed
munds , Hatton and New Rockford report
serious lack of rain and high winds , with
a consequent damage to the crops.
A Congregational church to cost 93,000
is being built at Lusk.
The territory is overrun with railroad
surveyors and mining prospectors.
Benjamin F. Carter , the murderer of
James Jeffrey at Sand Creek , has been
convicted and sentenced to death.
Cheyenne was thrown into a prayerful
pose by piercing thunder peals b rlday
evening. No harm wus done above or
Largo additions are being made to the
Laramie chemical works. These im
provements will treble Uie capacity of
The Choycnno Sun reports that from
an investigation of the business affairs of
Swan Bros. It is evident that the firm will
come out of the wreck with reputation
untarnished. "It is stated nn authority
that these interested firmly believe that
the assets will bo found to exceed thn lia
bilities by from $400,000 to $300,000.
Everybody concerned has grown more
hopeful and all express the belief that by
careful business management the posses
sions of tbo firm will realise at least
double the amount of the liabilities. "
Another VUlt to itojrd's fcroiu tbo
Tbo inter-state commerce law has had
no effect upon the Devil's Auction , because -
cause lost night , it appeared again at the
Boyd in all its well known features. The
house was as largo as any that has at
tended any of these performance * , which
means that nearly every seat in the house
was occupied. There nave been intro
duced a number of new acts for ones that
no longer commanded the roipoct duo to
honorable old age. The scenery , danc
ing , acting were as agreeable M over ,
and the audience retired in humor fulll-
ciently easy to be ready to attend auothnr
performance. It will be repeated to
Personal Paragraph * .
8. S. Polkorhas returned home from n
two months' visit to California.
Hon. J. D. Melklelohn , of FuIIorlon , is
in the city and will remain hero until
Sheriff McDonald and Mr. Luco , of
Sioux City , were in the city for a day or
BO visiting C. W. Kdgerton.
CONNUV Klt'S ACCOUNTS.
They AT lit Ho Gonsltlofod By n Com
mittee of Ihp Cnnnctt.
Thocnllpd meeting of the board ol ed
ucation mot yesterday afternoon nt 0:15 :
with just a quorum present. The secre
tary announced the object of the meet
ing to examine into the condition of the
socrotnry's accounts. The bccrolnry loft
his desk nnd took tlio tloor , donylni ; that
ho had declared ho did not want his no-
counts investigated and said fmthor that
when Mr. Blnokburn had made such n
statement ho had uttered what w.is not
true. Mr. Connoyar made a lengthy
8tntonicntnnd rend the sections of the law
pertaining to the payment of claims , llo
snid that the committee on claims in
stead of mooting in season to examine
the bills of cxponso , had of Into .years
mot fifteen or twenty mlnutos before a
bonul mooting , hastily looked over the
claims , nud asked If ho was to beheld
hold responsible for the neglect
of duty shown by the coiimntluo on
clnhns. Mr. Blackburn , of the committee -
too on claims , arose iu response to Mr.
Connoyer , and said that tliu spirit of his
resolution Introduced at the htsl mooting
was not to cast an imputation upon the
secretary. All that ho desired was that
the olllcors of the board should bo cv-
ainined , as ho considered the methods
somewhat slip-shod. So far as ho know ,
the accounts of Mr. Connovor were ns
fair ns any man's could bo. As Mr. Con-
noyor hna been secretary of the board
for eight or ton years , nnd the term wns
about nt an etui , ho thought it but proper
that tlio affairs of the body sho'uld be
gone over. No honest man should object
to such an Investigation. Mr. Connoyer
accused Mr. Blackburn of making derog
atory remarks. Mr. Blackburn said that
was not the point before the board ,
which wns to consider the investiga
tion of the secretary's accounts.
He moved that the discussion close.
Mr. Coburn objected Jon the
grounds that other members wanted to
speak on the subject , and the motion was
withdrawn. Mr. Livesey thought no ono
should object to an investigation. Mr.
Clark , ns chairman of the committee ou
claims , stilted the methods of the com
mittee iu auditing claims. Ho said in
contract work the committee could only
rely upon tlio statements of foremen ,
and ho believed that the auditing was in
the main fntr. Mr. Coburn said that the
board had been commented upon for its
expenditures. | While opposed to Mr.
Blackburn's resolution the
amination of the accounts to the finance
committee , ho was in favor of an exami
nation , but wanted it done by nn expert
and outsider of their own body. He re
ferred to the section of the now law gov
erning examinations. Mr. Blackburn
said tlio new law did not cover the period
of years prior to its passage by the legis
lature. Mr. Coburn thought the council
had power to appoint an examination
committee , and moved as an amendment
that the council bo asked to ex
amine the records nnd accounts of the
board. Mr. Counoypr .said ho wanted n
full and early investigation , ns his affairs
were in such a shape as to boar investi
gation. Ho feared the council would de
lay the matter for a week or more , and
he thought the board should appoint a
committee to do the work at once. Mr.
Blackburn thought as the sccretnry did ,
but Mr. Coburn insisted on his motion.
He bcliflvcd that the secretary occupied
a different position from any of the
others , nnd as it member of the board ho
was as much entitled to au investigation
ns the secretary , as the public had re
flected somewhat on the board. Presi
dent Points took the floor and said the
law provided the instrumentality of In
vestigation. He said the matter had been
sprung on the eve of an cleotion and had
a political aspect.
Ho believed nn investigation by a com
mittee of the board would bo unneces
sary and unsatisfactory. It would amount
to a whitewash. It might help some
member to a re-election. But wnut kind
of a look would it have to the public.
Ho was opposed , not to an investigation ,
but to the mover of investigation. The
time for investigation was when the sec
retary's term had expired and before his
bondsmen had been relieved. Ho wanted
an investigation through the proper
channels , and ono which would place the
board in a proper light before the citi
zens of the city. The vote wns five to
fonr in favor of the motion to refer to the
city council for investigation. After
brief discussion of a routine matter the
Republican City Committee.
There will bo a mooting of the repub
lican city central committee at the coun
cil chamber , exposition building , Thurs
day , May SO , at 4 o'clock p. m. Each
member is requested to bo there in person
or by proxy. D. U. MKUCKJC ,
F. B. UKDMAN , Secretary.
It WM an Accident.
The coroner wont to MUlat'd yesterday
to investigate the case of the young man
reported drowned on Sunday night. Tlio
man's name wan August Thies , a farmer ,
and the verdict of the jury wns that ho
was accidentally drowned while in bath-
Southern Presbyterian As cmbly.
ST. Louis , May 23. In the Southern Pres
byterian assembly this morning the commit
tee on organization presented three reports.
The mnjorlty recommend * the appointment
of a committee to confer with the committee
from the other assembly and report to the
next general assembly. The committee Is
Instructed to take and maintain the position
that a mere acceptance of the common
standards of church confession of faith does
not form a-sultlcient baslH of union , "Hut the
acceptance ot that peculiar interpretation
of our standards which aftlrms and nmpha-
sl/es the purely scriptural nature of Christ's
Kingdom , and forbids her legislating
on political or civil matters , Is the only true
basis of union ; and , further , we Insist that
our colored brethren bo organized Into separ
ate congregations , presbytei Irs pad synons. "
The minority says the difficulties In the way
of union r.ro so numerous nnd of BO minus
a nature that they cannot ho removed , and
assorts that a separate existence of the south-
cm church is demanded because of the
widely different Interpretation of the Ian-
Kuniaof confession of laitti. These cannot
be reconciled , and a union would perpetuate
strife nud alienations. The minimum mi
nority report id iffsrj from thn minority only
iu the form ot exprnsalon. The matter waa
laid over till to-morrow.
nig KaUroad 8nlt.
MILWAUEE , May 23. Papers have been
filed In the United States circuit nouit In n
suit brought by AVtlliam U. ilollUUr aualnst
Johu A. Stewart and Kdwln 11. Abbott ,
trustees of the Wisconsin Central railroad ,
and Henry V , Spencer , thplr registrar and a
former tockholdur of the road. The case
crows out of a ruorcanlxvtion scheme loada
by the company In IttTO for the purpose of
settling tlu affairs of the old company , The
complaint demands Judgment for the
and Interests , azcrojailnj 1500,000. The
c ; o will probably lead to the appointment
ot a control receiver for the ruad.
Thn Hock Inland llobber * Sentenced.
CHICAGO , if ay XJ. A spootal to tua Daily
Xewi from Morris , 111. , * jr Schwartz and
Watt , theKock lnUml train robber * , were
to-day sentenced to Imprisonment for life.
J < < > ( > * was icrantnd the prisoners to flla a bill
or exceptions by August MJ , 1H3T.
Kor Nubtaikai Wnrmar , generally fair
wealhor , variable wlniKbecouiluz aoutliorly
Kor Iowa : Warmer , fair weather , wesltrly
wlmU , bccomiiik' yjrlatile.
Kor Dakota : Wiirxor , fair weather , vari
able winds , ueceully oi'.lUorJy.
In Ills Thoughts.
Testifying before Iho Pnciflo railroad
commission the other day the good Jay
( lOtildsnld : " 1 thought of the Interests
of tlio government many times , but
when the Thuriiinn law wns passed ntut
sustained by the supreme court 1 thought
the government wns trying to sqtice/.u
more out of the turnip than there wns in
It , nnd my plan than wns to build a now
road from Oinnhn to Ogdon. "
Considering nil Hint has happened this
is n very frank ndmMoii. Tlio Tliurmatt
law wns p.is < cd with the Idea that It
would compel the directors nnd niiin-
ngors of the subsidized rouds to pny their
indebtedness to tlto government. Gould
looked upon the venture In the light of
squei'/lnj : a turnip , yet ho wns engaged
In that very act himself , and hnd lundo
several millions by the operation. By
buying up the bonds of coiiiii-eting nntl
competing roads nt nomlnnl figures and
selling them to the Union Pauilic nt imr
ho was nblc to pocket the profits , which
should have gone to the corporation for
which he acted The turnip was dry
wlion It came to paying the debt which
tlio road owed to the coveriunotit , but it
was juicy miough as long ns ( Soiild
could be permitted to tup It in his own
The manner in which ho proposed to
got even with the government for insist
ing upon the payment of tlio money
which it had loaned shows how well ho
had observed the methods of C. P. Hunt-
ington. Ho proposed to build a new
road , "just outside the right of wav , "
from Omaha to Ogdun. What forT For
the purpose of having a road of his own
connecting with Huntington's Contra !
Pacific , and of turning back on tlio hands
of thn people the Union Pacific , for
which ho would then have no use. Ho
would have employed the resources of
the Umon Pacific to build his now road ,
exactly OH lluntington employed the re
sources of the Central Pacific to build
his Southern Pacliic , nnd then with n
rend on which the government hnd no
claim ho would have been in n position
to lot go of the Hiilsidi7.od ) road nnd lot
the government make the host of it.
Gould has a sublime contempt for public
opinion , and no wonder.
A Now Secretary Nooflcd.
The Christian Hour of this week will
say editorially : The mission schools form
ono of the most potent agencies in the
home Held. All through Utah , Montana ,
New Mexico , Arizona , the Indian terri
tory , Alaska and in other portions of the
Hold they nro laying the bnsis of a sound
education which should bo carried to
completion iu the high eohool , academy
nnd college. At present there is no ays-
tern in regard to the unification of these
schools , no that this object may be at
Each Individual school stands alone iu
its isolated district , and when the schol
ars have completed the necessarily limi
ted course of instruction , their education
is finished as far as it is possible for thorn
to complete it. In Salt Lake wo have a
collegiate institute that Is capable of tak
ing its pupils as far as the sophomore
class. Yet of the schools scattered
throughout the territory , a very small
per cent of the scholars go to the insti
tute.Tho school at Albuquarquo or Tucson
should be advanced to n high school for
the twenty-eight schools throughout that
region , ns a focdor for Del Norto college.
Ono of the objects that Dr. Hill had in
view in his Into visit to Now York wns to
urge the board to appoint a man to take
his place in the school work m the Indian
Territory. So heavily was the burden of
the importance olthis ( work proising upon
his heart , that his eloquent pleadings
ring in the cars of those who hoard him
as A voice from Heaven. And siucc God
In his mysterious providence Ims called
him homo , tlio Hchools iu that important
part of the Held are loft without a
Another important fact demands at
tention. Wo are accustomed to call our
work among the colored people work
among the frcodiuon. This is no longer
the cuso. Our schools tor the colored poo-
pl are not educating froodtncnbut native
Americans. The manner of dealing with
the colored schools should bo the same as
the schools in Now Mexico , Indian Terri
tory and Utah , In order that this may
bo accomplished the schools should all
ho placed under the supervision of ouo
head. A man should bo appointed to
take charge of this work ; ono who would
carefully study the needs of these various
peoples ; unify the system of education
by koeptng the board fully informed of
what ho has obxorved upon the Hold nnd
faithfully carry out the instructions of
the board so as to make the school work
We know of no man who is bettor qual
ified for this important position than
Kov. T. C. Kirkwood , D. D. , Superin
tendent of Missions for Colorado , New
Mexico nnd Arizona. In his large tlold ho
hns charge of twcuty-oight schools u a
part of his work. The information
furnished by him to the board con
cerning these schoolb has always
been accurate , nnd his judgment
in regard to the needs of the schools has
always been wise. Ho hns the full con
fidence of the board , of the brethren of
his Presbytery nnd avnod , and of the
church. The work ban grown so rapidly
and is so important that it demands im
mediate attention , and wo sincerely
trust that thu Imliei and the home board
will unite upon Dr. Kirkwood as the man
eminently qualified for thn position.
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