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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY. MAY 25 , 1887.
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'J'HK inter-state commission , like Mr.
Hill's presidential boom , seems to have
MORI : plunk sidewalks in the very business -
ness centre on Karrmm. Have wo a board
Of public works ?
TUB loss to Michigan by the forest ( ires
taglng there the last few days cannot bo
estimated. It will take many arbor days
to grow the trees destroyed there.
A LINCOLN paper speaks of the "al-
Ileged discrimination" of Nebraska rail
roads. Such reference , to those know-
4ng tlio facts , is the coolest kind of irony.
GBKERAL BOOTH , of the Salvation
" ; rmy , is going to become an American
( .citizen. What is England's gain in this
( instance , would appear to be America's
JJoss. _ _ < _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THE Illinois legislature will adjourn
,0iino 15. Tno idea of remaining in
Cession such a great loncth of time is to
jjpass a bill prohibiting base ball playing
( IEOWJE says it is strongly
xjirobablo that there will be a labor party
, /oan'didato for the presidency in 1833. Mr.
iGeorgo will no doubt aim to head the
THE oholura is raging in South Amor-
ttoa , and has recently spread with great
jcanidity in Chili and the Argentine lie-
/public. Southern states are already
A DYNAMITE borub was exploded in Lon
< lon yesterday , doing some little damage.
j'Jho biggest Idynamito bomb that has
Pbeon exploded out of Europe lately is
THE San Francisco Chronicle says a
( Cincinnati man listened to the music of
vtho Salvation army and then went and
banged himself. An Ohio man only
would expire to such music.
IN getting two missionaries of the
ittluudard Oil company in jail , the work
* was commendable. It should not stop at
ttbnt however. There are many of them
running ut largo who are just us bad as
itho two indicted ones.
THE Louisiana Sunday law closes the
-saloons and the cigar stores , but it allows
the theaters to remain open. This ts to
bo taken us u law to protect the theaters
ifrom being interrupted by persons going
ut to got cloves between acts.
LMIOH quantities of natural gas have
jbcou found in PnkntS , and in Kansas
.prospectors have been repaid for their
1 labors. Should an effort bo made it is
very likely that It would bo found in
"MASSACHUSETTS joins Illinois in the
proposition to rogulnto the telephone
( business. Nebraska attempted this
Ithroutrh the Utoo statesman Mr. Watson.
JTho telephone lobby , however , was on
ttho ground , and Mr. Watson's bill never
A PENNSYLVANIA woman has brought
tvuit against the government for $1,000-
(000. She evidently proposes to engage
Itlio services of several contingent law-
jyers. Wouldn't Vandorbum's oycs have
jglowed with happiness had such a claim
ifcecn presented to our last legislature ?
JUST as there used to be democrats in
jPcnnsylvania who continued to rote for
* 'Old Hickory" long after that great
* pestle of democracy had passed over to
Ulio undiscovered country , so there are
'democrats in Ohio who , at every recur
ring political campaign , want Mr. Thur-
man as their standard-bearer , despite
the repeated avowals of the "noblest
Itoman" that ho has put away forever all
political ambition. There is nothing in
nature loss uonotrablo than the hobotudi-
nosity of the average Ohio democrat.
TlIK question agitating the oiti/.ons of
V 'tlto 1'acillc coast U , simll they kill thn
jwals ? The Call says the seals continue
'to oat the salmon aa they ontur the
( ioldon Gato. They follow them up the
-'Btraita of C.irqulucz , and oven , accord-
ibiR lo ono tishorman , ns far as Sacra-
jnonto itself. If they merely killed
, nouph to supply themsnlvea with food
; the mischief would not bo so extensive.
iVut they are said to bite moro lish than
ilhey want to cat , and to kill scores of
llbom apparently from more sport. If
ttfao seals are killed , onn of the greatest
. tt AoUons of which Califoriilans boast
; & * ! Hooka , at the Cliff house , will bo lost :
Two Now Labor Champions ;
The wage workers of America are of
late receiving much fatherly attention
from an unexpected quarter. A few days
HI > O Chaunccy M. Dopow delivered an
addrcsi boforc tlio Brotherhood of Loco
motive firemen in which ho vigorously
presented the divine rights of railroad
Iarons ) and sought to impress upon workIng -
Ing men generally the blessings thor
share in common with the billionaires
who own the New York Central. Chaun
ccy Depcw is to the imperial Vanderbllt
family very much what I'rinco Uismarck
is to the Gorman emperor. His impul
sive sympathies for tlio laboring mosses
are exhausted in a profuse tender of free
fatherly advice. As president of Mr.
Vandcrbilt'a Now York Central Mr.
Dopow graciously descends to the level
of the locomotive firemen to tell them
that they can't abolish poverty by spout
ing , any moro than they can banish
smallpox and measles by pissing resolu
tions. It takes a man of ponderous in
tellect to find that out ! ThL- , inspired
labor lecturer condescends to take his
railroad employes into his own confi
dence by imparting to them some
strictly private information.
"They tell you , " said King Vandcr-
bill's vice regent , "that the
Now YorJt Central railroad earns
$31,000,000 a year , and that that money
goes lo the bloated capitalists. Does itf
There is $12,000,000 goes for wages , $10-
000,000 goes for supplies , $3,000,003 goas
for laves , interest , etc. Finally you lind
find the capitalist has out of his ? GI,000-
000 only $3,000,000 to bloat on , and when
you consider how many there are to
share it , they don't bloat much. Y ou
would not think they were bloating much
if you could stand in the president's room
and hoar what they expect. " Twelve
millions for wages and only three mil
lions for dividends to the bloated stock
holders sounds like a very generous
concession to the wage workers.
Hut a moment's rcllcction will
dispel this delusion. Three millions a
a year not on an investment of $31,000- ,
000 , with taxes all paid tip , is over eight
per cent a year , or double the rate Vanderbilt -
dorbilt draws on his government bonds.
This is not all. Mr. Ucpow docs not re
fer to the fact that the thirty-four mil
lions of capital on which the New
York Central pays dividends is fictitious
and fraudulent. \ \ ith tlio water wrttug
out of them , his thirty-four millions
would dwindle below ono half that sum-
possibly below fifteen millions from
which a revenue of three millions a year
is drawn wrung from the pockets of
the people who arc compelled to patron
i/.o the Vanilerbilt road. The Now York
Central employes may bo well paid ,
but Mr. Dopow cannot convince ra
tional people that ono half of
the three millions which goes
into the pockets of the bloated stock
holders should by rights never have boon
extorted from the patrons of the road.
With cheaper faros and lower freights
the railroad omployo could procure
cheaper food and clothing and lower
Another now labor champion has pre
sented himself to American workingmen
in the person of Edward Atkinson. This
professional economist has for yours
played the role of monopoly mouto
sharp. Ho loves to pose as the friend of
the farmor/andstuffs the tax-riddon pro
ducer with nn array of llgurea which
proves conclusively that the poor rail
roads are being systematically robbed
and plundered for their bcnetit. Atkin
son's deceptive statistics , compiled ex
pressly for the benefit of stupid farmers ,
liavo been published in subsidized agri
cultural papers and scattered broad
cast by the hundred thousand ,
all ever the land at the expense of the
down-trodden monopolies. Atkinson
himself has had the sublime chock to
appear before congressional commit
tees to plead against railroad regula
tion in general and Pacific railroad legis
lation in particular. Ho always appears
as a iioivy shipper in the interest of com
merce or as an innocent buyer of wat
ered stock pleading for justice to widows
and orphans. Ilia latest Intrusion HS a
true friend of labor is in full accord with
all his peculiar efforts in behalf of the
producing and industrial classes. It is
imposture upon the credulous. His latest
economic contribution on the labor prob
lem appears in the May uumbor of Work
and Wa < ies. The following extract shows
the ingenious drift of Atkinson's polit
ical economy :
How does one man Ret moro than another ?
That Is all there Is In In the labor question.
There are two ways of answerlm ; this ques
tion. One way to got more than the next
man Is to earn It , the other way Is to steal it-
Is there any other wsvV A fcood while ago
almost every man that had more tlian the
next man Imd stolen It. In some parts ol
the world , they steal It now. In some other
places they steal part and earn part. In this
country most people earn what they get and
vnrr fnw steal. Some of the nion who call
themselves "friends of thn laborer" nay that
almost all capitalists steal from almost all the
laborers. Others say that the only real
thieves are those who own land and won't
et any ono else have It. Others say the rail
road companies are the big thieves.
Hardly any ono ever says thief out square ,
but It all comes to the same thing. If I make
use of the law to take away any part of what
a man produced without doing anything for
him in return , then I am a thief. If I do as
much or moro for him as lift does for mo ,
then I am not a thief. It the law plves mo
power to take what I have not earned , then
the law must bo a thief. Wo might as well
say damn as to think damn. Wo may as
well call a man a thief as to think ho Is a
Suppose I own a largo piece of land , several
houses , a factory , a lot of tools , a piece of
railroad , and plmity of cattle ; am I a thief V
The law protects my property , if a tramp
comes along who takes anv of It the consta
ble takes him , and the court puts hi in in jail.
Is the law a thief ?
This is very plausible , but Mr. Atkin
son does not enquire how or by what
means the man who owns the land or the
railroad came by it ? Possession is ton
points of the law with him.
Again hero is Atkinson's idea of the
blessings of poverty :
Now the rich man can't oat cany moro food
than the poor man , ho can't wear many more
clothes , and he can't occupy many more
rooms without hiring a lot of other people to
help him take care of them , and then they
get their rooms The more there is the more
every man has , and then each ono gets what
he Is worth. If ho can do anything ho Is
wanted , If he can't do anything ho Isn't
The Yanktun Road.
Omaha cannot dopcnd upon homo
capitalists for the projected railroad to
Yankton. Her home capitalists have too
ruony Irons in the fire already to Invest
to any extent in railroad iron. The only
way to Insure the construction of jsuch
road Is to hold out inducements to the
managers of the Missouri Pnclllaor some
other trunk line that has established con
nection between Omaha and the seaboard.
Talking railroad is mighty cheap , but it
takes ready money and a great deal of
backbone to engage in such enterprises.
Our homo capitalists hare talked and
ciURUscd but they are no better prepared
for the construction of the Northern Ne
braska road than they were twelve
months ago ,
It is a matter of vital importance to
Omaha to secure direct rail connection
into northern Nebraska. That region is
naturally tributary to this city , but the
channels of trade have never been
opened. Sioux City has been built up
largely by the trade of northeastern Ne
braska. It i manifestly impossible for
Omaha jobbers and manufacturers to
compete for the trade of any section with
out railway facilities. The necessity of
thu road being admitted ou all hands tlio
most practical means to expedite the
building of the road should be adopted.
This can only bo done by negotiating
satisfactory terms with parties who are
in position to build the projected road
and make it a paying investment.
The Nco < l of The Frecrtinrn.
Ono of the most interesting and really
important matters discussed in the Pres
byterian assembly in session in this city
related to the condition of the frccdmcn
in the South and their most pressing need
the means of education. The Presby
terian church appears from the record
to have done , and to bo still doing , a great
work among thesn seven millions of people
ple who must for a long timoyotcontiuuo
to bo the object of the white man's
solicitude and beneficence. According
to the statement of 3)r. Burehard , of the
committee on missions , the Presbyterians
are represented among the freed men by
U30 missionaries , and they arc ministered
to by 217 churches , having a membership
of nearly 10,000 , with about an equal
number in the Sabbath schools. The
work being done , he said , is most en
couraging , yet what has boon accom
plished is but a very mnnll fraction of
what remains to bo done. Of the 1,420-
000 frecdmon who are voters , there are
1,005,000 who can neither read nor write.
"Theso illiterate voters , " said Dr.
litirchard , "control one-sixth of the
electoral vote and ono-lilth of
the congressional and senatorial
positions. " Sucli a fact carries its own
Referring to the great political power
exorcised by this illiterate mass , Dr. Al
len , secretary of the board of freeilman's
missions , said : "Tho perpetuity of the
country depended upon the intelligence
and morality of the colored pooplo.
Sooner or later , if permitted to continue
in their presentcondition , the same freedmen -
men would undermine the foundations of
the country. If a good government bo
found in this country twenty-five years
from to-day , it will bo because there will
bo an abolition of the neglect
now prevailing with reference to the ed
ucation and morality of the colored man. "
It is not political assistance so much as
education that the trecdmcn require , was
the opinion of ono of their representa
tives , a colored clergyman from Georgia.
It is not necessary to accept in full the
apprehensions expressed by Dr. Allen in
order to be able to agree m his view of
what is required to bo done for the freed
men of the south , and it will certainly bo
most unfortunate if the white people of
the country shall over become largely
indifferent to this requirement. If
it bo true that there is now a prevalent
noglcct the effort to infuse a frci-h inter
est and zeal in the work in behalf of the
the frecdmon cannot be begun too sooner
or pushed lee vigorously. Whatever
other mission any labor may have to
suffer that among the frccdmcn should
not bo permitted to decline. It is n fam
ily affair which our people cannot for n
moment allow to go without the most
solicitous attention , regardless of what
ever omissions such attention shall ren
der necessary with respect to these outside -
side of the family. The question is ono of
self-protection and solf-preservation ,
which it is justifiable under all circum
stances to give precedence to. As an en
lightened people , claiming a place at
least in the vanguard of the army of civ
ilization and progress , wo cannot consis
tently , oven if wo might safely , neglect
the great duty of providing for the intel
lectual and moral advancement of those
f rood men. Itut moro forcibly than all
the considerations of expediency , justice
demands that wo shall not neglect
this duty. This most injuortn : > t
work must continue to bo
carried on chielly by the ohuro lies , and
if it shall happen that their interest in it
suffers abatement the work must inevita
bly retrograde. It is gratifying , there
fore , to lind the assembly of the Presby
terian church giving earnest attention to
this matter and recommending increased
vigor in the work. It will bo ail the bol
ter if such action shall inspire other
churches with nn emulative interest and
/eal. In such a cause church rivalry
cannot be too active and earnest.
The Now Pulley.
The secretary of the interior has pro
claimed the now policy which , ajrreo
ably to the vlows and suggestions of the
president , Is to bo pursued vvith regard to
the public lands. The secretary is re
ported to have expressed himself as in
full accord wilh the position taken by
the executive , so that his proposed action
is not n merely perfunctory proceeding
but ono in which ho has a hearty intcros
and will therefore firmly adhere to. Ho
has said that ho is fully convinced thai
the lands which have been with
drawn from settlement in the interest of
the land grant corporations ought to bo
re-opened without delay , and quickly
following upon this expression comes
the announcement of a rule requiring the
land grant railroad companies , on or before
fore the 27th day of Juno , to show cause
why the several orders withdrawing
lands within the indemnity limits slinl
not bo revoked and such lands restored
to settlement. Among the companies in
tcrcsled in the requirement of this rule
are the U. & M , , the Chicago , Milwaukee
& St. Paul , the Chicago & North
western , and the Chicago , St. Paul , Min
ncapolis & Omaha.
This prompt action of the Interior department
partment , with the assurance conveyed
that there will be no unnecessary delay
in putting the now policy into full effect ,
will bo heartily welcomed and com
mended by the country. Before the close
of present year there will bo many mil
lions of acres of desirable land thrown
open to the people , all of which will un
Uoubtodly be taken up by actual settlers
The secretary of the interior has also
expressed his hearty approval of the In
dian severally lawl nnd promised early
iction under it. As soon as the pro
visions of this act Sliull' be fully complied
with another vast area will be opened to
settlement , much of which is the very
best land in the country. According to
he report of the Indian commissioner
over 1:53,000,000 : acres are now included
n Indian reservations' , on which 200,003
Indians live. Probably 100,000,000 acres
of these lands are available. When those
Indians shall have tnkon lands in sever
ally , less than 0,000,000 , acres will
aflbrd a IfiO-acro homestead to every In
dian family , and the vast remainder will
jo acquired by the government on terms
just to the Indians And added to the pub
lic domain , The accomplishment of this
will of course not bo the work of n day ,
but it will come , and the sooner the taik
is entered upon the better. The steady and
rapid growth of our population makes the
demand for new homes constant and ca-
er. The Dublin domain available lor set
tlement is rapidly diminishing. The gov
ernment has no more important duty
than to recover for the people those lands
which properly belong to thorn and to
secure for their use all other lands which
can be justly obtained.
THIRTY gallant soldiers of the salva
tion army have boon thrown into n bastilo
down in Kansas City because their parades
rados had causwl several runaways and
were becoming a general nuisance. The
imprisoned warriors have made the
Kansas City police station melodious
with their hymns and the police arc
nearly ready to enroll in the army.
Wnn.i : the city council should go
slow in granting franchises , it
should not refuse those which
are fair and honest and which will
tend to the material development of the
city. The franciiisc sought by the Metro
politan Cable company is upon its face
the fairest franchise that has yet been
OUR self-styled stalwait republican
local contemporary continues to villify
and abuse the republican governor
of Nebraska , and keeps up a bush
whacking war on the republican mayor
and republican police commissioners
of Omaha. This is stalwartism with a ven
FOUTUNK ANI > MISFORTUNE.
The late W. C. Do Pauw , of New Albany ,
Ind. , left a fortune of 80,000,000.
Ileleno do Ilothschlld , who Is goln ; to
marry Captain Van Suiesson , of the Belgian
army , is mistress of ,6 0,000.000.
Edward ( Jay and' C. Ml. Davis , of Boston ,
got each a 82,000 pri/.e for landscapes from the
American Art ( JalliTj- .Now Vork.
General Simon UoUvar Hticlcuer , the dem
ocratic candidate for covornor In Kentucky ,
has over $500,000 worth of ; real estate In Chi
A younc Chinaman employed by a cigar
firm on Park row , New Yoik. has won thn
second prize for ornamental drawing at the
Senator Stanford recently presented to his
brother , Josinh Stanford , the celebrated
Warm Sprint ; ranclie , once the mot noted
health resort in California. It Is valued at
When Jacob Schaelkopf , the millionaire
tanner of Buffalo , took his wlt'o around to
look at a S."OJCOO residence which he iccontly
boimht , her only criticism was that she was
afraid If she lived there she "would have to
keep a girl. "
Christopher Meyer , a ISew York rubber
merchant whom nobody seems to know , is
said to have enough money of his own to
buy the Baltimore & Ohio load on cash terms ,
lie Is a German by birth , but made his for
tune In this country.
John McCarthy Is the oldest bootblack In
New York , having occupied a stand near the
Astor house for twnnty-elght years. Ho has
over 520,000 In bank and will .soon retire and
do duty as a shining example of the virtue of
Industry and economy.
An old man who had worked every night
for ten years on an ttaelnnent to a mlline
machine , and who thought that he had ae-
couipllbhcd the work of his life , was well
nigh heartbroken the other day when he dis
covered that several years ago a patent was
issued covering the Identical Improvements
that he had made.
It Is told of Alexander Mitchell that he
once asked hi s Irieml , Mr. Merrill , to go Into
a certain speculation with him. The latter
declined. A tow weeks later Mr. Mitchell
handed him a check for S30.000. "What's
this f'oi ? " Inquired Mr. Meirlll. "O. " was
the icplv , "that's your share ot the prollts In
tlm deal 1 asked you to go Into. You thought
vou uert-n't In but you were. "
William T. Walters , of Baltimore , values
his ait collection nt more than M.000,000. Mr.
Walters is a I'ennsylvanlan of Scotch-lilsh
ancestry. Ills love for art has bcnn thu rul-
Ini : passion of his life , 'llielirat 3" lie ever
M'ont ' was for a picture. Kvory year he put
aside a part of his Income for art puichases.
The result has been a piivate ait gallery
which many critics consider the most har
monious and beaulllul in the world. The
interest In Mr. Wallers' ceramics and pic
tures Is Increased by the fact that the vast
tortuno ot tlio owner was made by h'b ' own
exertions. He Is in the liquor business.
The Human Aiiution.
< ! ciiijc ( / ' . SJww
Hoi heio are lives by the score to sell ,
. Up to the platform , gents , and bid :
Make mean otl'fcr , they'll ' pay you well-
All of 'cm ripe tor the colltn lid.
Hero Is a woman , pint-lied and pale ,
1'lyinic her needle lor dally bread ;
Glvti mo a shirt for her mpro on sale ,
Dying , goiitlomen ilyln.'l dead !
A family , six In number , Mere.
Kiesh from a celler in tSoinora' Town ;
Mother her sixth conliuumont near.
Father and brats with lever down ;
'Twas Resilience spoke then , wus It not' . '
"An open sewer/11 think ho said ;
Well , his oiler shall buy the lot ,
Dying I gentlemen dying dead I
Now , good customors'jioro's a chance ;
A thousand men in the prime of lite ,
Wlelders of muskets , sworil and lance ,
Armed and drilled for the deadly strife ,
General warfare lifts his hand
"A buUut for each. " cries the gent In red
No otfor but this fast Hews tlio band ,
Dying ! gentlemen dylnfe I dead 1
A body of tellers worn an < f weak ,
Clerks and curates and writing men-
Look at the llnsh on each sunken check ,
Mark the lingers that grasp the pen.
Come , good gentlemen , can't we ttenl ?
Has Drudmy'H eye for bargains flea ?
He offers , at last , the price of a meal-
Dying I guutlemen dying 1 dead !
Oppoiflrt to Opposition.
The railroads and the beneficiaries ot un
just discrimination aie In favor of a suspen
sion of the lone and short haul clause. This
Is natural enough. They wore all opposed
to the passage of the clause , which was not
rondo for their benolit , but for tbo protection
of the public.
The Jluads , Not the Act.
Champions ot the Intcr-stato commerce
bill point with pride to the fact that railroad
jarnlngi have Increased stnco the act wont
Into olTecr. Certainly. This is the beat
proof possible that the act has taxed the
l > eolo | by depriving them ot the legitimate
t > cuellts ot competition.
The Uomot HuMitcsB.
Onn professor has niado 81.MO this year by
discovering now comets and getting the S" > 00
bounty offered. Comet-hunting ts getting to
be a profitable employment. When a man
can sit down after supper and pick up a S.VW
comet tlioie Is no need of Ills family going
hungry. If ho keeps on this way , however ,
such conduct will have a tendency to reduce
the ptlco of comets.
II. UIUKII HAooAnn Is writing another
novel. Lot him call It Hats.
Br.i.v.v hocKwoon Is lecturing In Ne
braska. Helva Ann Is looking after her
fences for ' i
of Buffalo Hill's Indians Is In
Ids war paint , the Englishmen think lie Is
made up to kill.
IT Is celling along to that tlmo of year
"what Is so
when sad-oyed poets wonder
Vare ns a day In Juno' . " '
i do VIUK" : wants to know what
a young man won't do when ho Is In love.
Well , ho won't cat onions.
IN' her next play Sirs. Langlry will bore a
hold through the vllllan In live places. This
will bo better than boring the entire audi
A Fmi.ADF.t.i'itiA pauer cautions Its read
ers not to junii ) I torn street cars while they
nro in rapid motion. It doubtless means
while the readers are \n \ rapid motion.
Miss K. DP.LAXCY is dying In a New Lon
don hospital from the effects of the bite of a
rat. This piobably explains why women arc
afraid of mice.
IT Is a historical fact that 200 years and
more ao beds In England were bays filled
with straw or leaves. And It Is another his
torical tact that some of tlioM ) same beds are
In use In this country to-day.
Tin : Fifth Avenue hotel in New York
rents for 51 5,000 a year. That's all right for
the landlord to get high rent , but Its hardly
tl > o squaio thing lor tlio landlord to add a
months rent to every transient boarder's
C. W. KM.IS who put in six months at the
Jamestown , Dakota , Insane asjluin , and
who hasicccntly been trying to get up a
town lot boom at Fargo , attempted to make
his wife Bit on a red hot stnvo the other
ni lit. Th's ' little circumstance shows man's
devotion to woman.
Dn. CIIASH , of San Francisco , reports a
case in which a man lived ten years after
having been scalped and tomahawked by In-
dlan.s. If this statement Rains a general cir
culation throughout the country wo venture
to say that no snake stories will be told this
Tun Philadelphia Record seriously con
siders the question : "Can cats bo shot ? "
Many a night , when one of these felines
pours out his soul on the back shed to his
laggard mate , there can never bo found in
the household near by one dissenting voice
to the proposition that they should be shot.
AN Indian , Younc-Man-Atraid-o -
Horse , recently killed in Washington terri
tory a man , a mountain bear , two wild cats
and the largest rattlesnake ever occii on tlio
coast. Curious people will attempt to Imag
ine the extent of his destruction had the
young man not been afraid of his Horse.
A NimtASKA : newspaper man advertises
for a printer 'ho is a good alto or tenor
player In brass band , one who uudorstands
both newspaper and job work , will be re
quired to work hand press two hours each
week. It Is not every man who possesses
the rare attainments mentioned above. The
man who can pull the Aichlmedlan lever ,
blow a horn and be siipprlntendtsnt of a Sun
day school is only lound In the honored pro
TIIK recent sparring exhibition between
two Sucker gladiators In the Illinois state
house was the same tiling , only a little
loncer drawn out , as happened down nt
Lincoln last winter. When Senator Colby
paced the Moor mid denounced the entiio
state as a coward , lirsl being sure that his
man Friday , Tom Majors , was holding Sena
tor Keckly ; there was au exhibition of valor
on the part ot the Gngo county statesmen
that would have miulo the Illinois pugilists
weep for shame.
Tin : rage of London nowadays Is all for
the Wild West show ; "blnomln1 Injuns" and
"bloody beasts" Is heard where'er you go.
At Buckingham palace and Balmoral , or
down \vhcie tlio Thames does flow , at the
Hotel Metropolo or tlio Seven Dials , they
talk of tlio Wild West .show. Tlio crowned
heads of Kuiopo have taken it in , and the
gamin come anil so , and the jostling tlnong
6t Chcapsldo street Is nil going to the Wild
\Vcst bhow. The moral to this plainly i
that a crown and a haughty air , Is nothing
to a man Hko Buffalo BUI , .with flowing
locks of hair.
Tin : Lincoln Democrat during these days
when Its columns are burdened with town
lot ads , and Its bU Satuiday editions are
gathering money into its exchequer , meanly
and scornfully Inteipretstho Inter-state law
in the following fashion :
This paper does not print time tables for
railroads. It will advertlso for thorn any
time they order It , at regular rates and for
cash. It no more proposes to In tor in the
public when and whereto take trains than
when and where to buy a cigar or a drink era
a coat or any other article of merchandise
Tlio Inter-stato law lorblds all such discriminations
HuoKK.it POND , In a New York court thn
other day , when asked If a certain person
was dead , replied that he was as good as
dead , that ho was poor. To this temark ,
which was nothing but a facetious chestnut ,
a southern paper takes Mr. Pond by the
frontispiece of his pantaloons and holds him
alolt as a pur.se-proud egotist , and a scound
rel ana a villain , and reaches out Into space
mid writes a moral essay that would
wring tear * 1'iom a ghost , Mr. Pond doubt
less meant that his friend was dead bioku , a
piedlcamcnt In which many men have found
ELT.A WIIEW.BH WILCOX , who ellngs
Swinburne Intensity to a degree way
above /nro , promises to furnish admirers of
her poetry with another volume , when the
leaves fall In October. A dear friend of
Klla's once wrote her , after ryadlug her last
Pray put vour nature In nn Ice box ,
Until 'tis fro/.cn through and through ,
For lust as wrUIn HS you're a female woman ,
'TIs the best and safest thin ? to do.
Yet If you deem such task beyond your
Pray be more careful In delineation ,
A trillo guarded voll your heart
And leave a llttlo something for Imagina
It Is to be hoped that Ella will remember
this kinu advlco.
ST. PAUL was the scene of a touching In
cident a few nights ago. One of these mel
ancholy occurrences leaving Its Impression In
after years. The scone was the city hall , the
actors a man named Sterni'gyk and his
Indignant motber-iu-law. The mother-in-law
oow-ldded her daughter's husband , ' In.a . man-
nor that at once showed skill and apprecia
tion. Her story was that her daughter had
married the party whom stio cxorclspd ; that
ho WAS already married , and that she claimed
and Insisted that nopolygamUt could gain her
affections , and that the man man ) Ing her
daughter must love them both. It was in
deed a picture that artists would haveenvlcd ,
and the good nngels of the old time , who
took men by thn hand and led them from de
struction , would have hid behind n cow-hldo
during the matinee referred toiindnpplfiidcd
the Indignant woman. St. Paul Is gay and
giddy In all things.
J. KTKIII.INO MOIITO.V , the s.igo of Arlio r
Lodge , relates In his experience as a journal
ist an amusing Incident that will assist in
smoothing the hard lines of those yet In the
harness , \Yhcu ho pushed the F fiber on the
second p.izo of the Nebraska City News ho
was a young man ambitious and eager lor
fame. One d.iy ho "spread himself" ou an
attlolo relating to the financial condition of
tlio countr.y. lie studied hU subject , quoted
statistics , made citations from musty volume *
of authoritiesventured a piopheay audasked
a dur.en questions , which , to him , seemed so
profound and logical , that he know ho had
written his name Immoital . Ills manu
script was sent to the printer early ,
ho saw tlio tlr.st proof and oulered three re
vises. Ho aroart early the next morning ,
arrived at his olllce at 0 o'clock and read the
article as It appeared In the paper as the
"leader. " 'Anxious to receive tlio pralso that
ho know such wisdom would evoke , ho
started to tlio postofllce. A gentleman mot
him and said , " .Morton , th.U's the best thing
1 over road , Us " " 1 know It was what
you follows would appreciate , " sa'd Mr.
Morton as he lolt his friend , anxious for the
opinion ot others. Three citizens mot him at
the postolllcc-laughlng and sinlllmr. One of
thems.ild : "That's the bust thing over In
your paper , " and continued to laush. The
other two .said It was "so d d tunny. " "But
I don't sou anything tunny about it , " said
Mr. Morton , fearing that some mistake had
been made after all his caro. "Ves , " con
tinued one of them , "you see that d d dog
had the call by the tall and the wo
man had tlm ito. ? by the tall , and
" Mr. Morton remembered that a
loc.ilcdltorlKul written up a foolish sensa
tion and the town was congratulating him as
its author , wliilo his financial article had not
been road by a slnlo man. "That , " said
Mr. Morton , "was the last tune 1 over-spread
myself , on the second page. "
8TAT13 AND TKHKITOKV.
The new land olliup at Chadron will
opun for business business on Juno 13.
Beatrice is preparing to paint thn horizon
zen and liquidate a portion of liberty's
ctubt on thi ! "ever glorious. "
I. C. Cntz is the signilicent namn of the
oflicial butcher of O'Neill City. His
patrons do not see it that way.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Don
Benson , of Columbus , tumbled Into a tub
of water , and the angels gathered him in.
Chadron will hurl a band of howling ,
painted , civilized Indians at liberty's
walls on the Fourth. If Hail Columbia
survives the assault , she's a good one.
Plattsmouth had a brief business call
from H bunch of crooks , Saturday night.
They managed to secure expenses and
dissolved with the dawn of tlio Sabbath.
West Point papers have agreed to en
force the long haul on traveling fakirs ,
and the charitable church fair , festival
festival and drama. This will clip the
whiskers of the strawberry social.
The Plattsmouth Alining and Prospect
ing company is the title of the latest bore
in the Cass metropolis. The company
proposes to dissent the bowels of the earth
for traces of coal , gas , oil , salt , or other
The nines of Neligh and Atkinson will
meet in deadly contest at Neligh on Juno
1 torf 100 u side and the state champion
ship. Should the victors survive the min
istrations of thu surgeons , they will in
vade Omaha and give the luckless
leaguers some pointers on the game.
The press of Ord and Loup City have
adopted thu the Arizona uodo of journal
istic harmony. The Ord Democrats sa
lutes its neighbor thus : "Agreeably to
the kindly suggestion of the esteemed
idiot of the. North Loup Vacuum and
Ollico Seeker's Morgue we have disin
fected our ollico this week. "
The PlattsmoutU Journal reports that
Dr. Doggc suddenly departed from that
town on the arrival of C. G. Horold ,
whom ho was instrumental in placing in
the penitentiary. "As llcrnld stepped oft'
the train from the west Doggo stepped
on , and Doggo's wife came Hying down
to the depot just in time to sec the train
pull out , with her spouse Rtandlng upon
the platform blandly waving his hands
in graceful adieu. The tenderness of his
farewell did not seem to electrify her
with blissful emotions , for as she ran to-
w.ird him she shook her clenched right
hand at him menacingly and her lips beat
u wild refrain of cur. os. "
The Hyan murder case has cost Atidu-
bon county ever ! ? 1'UUI ' ) ) .
Tlic corner Mono of the now $10,030 M.
E. church at Creston , was laid with ap
propriate ceremonies Friday afternoon.
Prophet Foster predicts that the first
storm in Juno will cross the Mississippi
on the second , and th'j second on the Uth.
1'ivo mtiscatluo people rncniitl.v received
$10,000 each from the estate of a rich
uncle , William Morrison , of Allegheny ,
Three young men having in their pos
session 110 ! pocketknives and twenty-one
razors wore arrested Saturday at Sigour-
noy on suspicion of bolng burglars.
Injunctions were lust Wednesday
granted against four prominent citizens
ot Spencer for dealing in hard cider.
The beverage was analyzed by exucrtH
and found to contain from 7 to 8 per cent
Gourgo H. Slater , of Clinton , a brakeman -
man on the Chicago & Northwest
ern railroad , was knocKed from a
tram at Bertram by the spout of a water-
tank , which had not been properly
raised , and in falling struck his head on
the ground and broke his neck. Lie was
a young man about twenty-two , and the
solo support of IIIR father and mother.
The I ; < > ntr niul Short Haul Fallacy.
To the Editor of the HKIJ : There is
more good in the world than bad , more
Biinshmo than rain , moru to commend in
railroad management than to condemn.
Tlio policy of the railroads , prior to the
inter-state commerce bill enactment , to
bring the far west as near tide water as
possible by making long hauls at cost
and making intermediate business pay
the dividends , was undoubtedly the cor
rect one for the past and for the futuro.
The greatest good for the greatest num
ber , should bo our motto. The operatives
of the barrnn New England states must
bo cheaply fed that Uiuir products 11133'
bo cheaply furnished the farmers of the
far west. What is the west without the
cast , and vice versa ? Ono is equally de
pendent on the other. Thu closer rela
tions the butter for the whole country.
This closer relation under the inter-state
commerce bill is being Kovorud , and the
great west is thinking of manufacturing
her own poods , and the cast plowing
deeper to bring to thu mirfaco fresh soil
to raido corn , and thus a Chinese wall
will bo bujlt by high rates of freight , to
tlio detriment of the whole country and
especially the railroads.
The low rates for long hauls are de
manded by both cast and wist and in-
vplvo thu Jifd of our export tradu. , Can
not wo have what the majority want , or
must we bo governed by that small
minority who cannot or who will no1
see the mote.In his brother's isvc , for ( lit
Imam in his own ? who cannot see that
high rates for short hauls is money In
his pockut , as It makes it possible lo got
thn long hauls at lower rates , and betiliH
him us two to one. For instance , prior
to the passage of the inter-stato com
nierco bill , a farmer thirty miles west of
Omaha say hail to pay -t'JI to get : i car
load of twelve tons of corn liuulcd to
Omaha ; a high prlcii for thirty miles
.surely , but when lutulrd in Omaha , r.nl
road competition rendered it ndmissal < <
for the merchant lo pay high price I r
liis corn , as it could be hauled tlio Ion ;
haul tu Chicago for $1 $ , making $ ? J for
the whole distance tlnrly miles west < -f
Omaha to Chicago. Is the farmer i ( > i
bunolitted ? or will this sarnu farmer t.
nwrnl n low itrieo for a short haul to
Omiiha , say of $ lt ! , for his carload , anil
under the inter-.stnte commerce bill ( lo
Onmlm merchant must pay $100 to get n
carload hauled to Chicagoor $110 fortho
wliolo distance , thirty miles west of
Omaha to Chicago , which comes out of
the farmer , or just $ lOtllHeroneo in favor
of the high price for short limit and low
price for thu long haul. This is no ex
ception , bill applies to many cases under
this bill : same result implies to what the
farmer buys us to what lie sells. So much
for governmental Interference with free
competition and unrestricted rates
in commerce. Thu roads tempo
rarily will make money asshown above ,
but the ultimate results will be. the east
crn manufacturer will start his fnctoiv
thirty miles west of Omaha and Iran
port his operative * only once over tl e
rend in a lifetime , where thu farmer en
sell his corn and hogs ns long nstlxy
live tuul their children after them , iu.,1
make the goods the farmer buys , and so
thu long haul for thu goods bo done anav
with. Then again , it often happens that
the rate for short hauls does not pay the
second handling , and a car must betaken
for two tons or less , whilu long hatilH
must go in carloads and loaded oy con
signor and unloaded by consignee. If
largo shippers or merchants must pay
same rates : ts small lots ( less than car
load ) or consumer , then the middle man
must go and the consumer and producer
come together , and the great citv of
Omaha is a mistake , not needed , ns'tho
Nebraska farmer will trade with Chicago
direct , or on same theory , Chicago not
wanted , all go to headquarters , sea board
cities , the points of embarkation and de
barkation , and all our centers of trade
from Albany to Denver can b dispensed
with and allowed to rot and turn the
ground into pastures. Or , lias not the
policy heretofore pursued in making long
hauls at low rates to competing centers ,
and building up these large marts of
trade , which actually benolit the farmer
and every man , woman and child in the
wliolo country , been the true ono ?
If the farmer wants to got what lie
wants , at his door , ho must either pay
the middle man or bo the merchant
himself ho cannot cat the pound of
sugar in Now York city unless hauled to
him , and if the long haul for small lots
( less than carload ) is so high , ho cannot
alford il and must go without. So the
long haul at low price and the short
haul at high price is perfectly consistent
and harmonious in every economic view ,
and thorefore.thc theory of Iho intor-stato
commerce bill is a complete fallacy as to
long and short hauls. Every argument
herein contained , in regard to our domes
tic trade and traiilo , applies with double
force to our foreign trade , as our wheat
fields and cattle ranches are ao far re
moved from tide water that unless low
rates are made , wo lose that trade en
tirely , and as ovcry nation la prosperous
in comparison with what she sells toother
countries , wo will faro badly indeed , as
no corresponding advance in our broad *
stnil's can bo obtained in Liverpool to
meet the advanced.f reight rates domand-
cd by law. MKUCHANT.
SbV ItKADY. "
BONAPARTE. Frontispiece. From a pnlnU
Inir by AITIAM.
SOME ILLUSTRATIONS OF NAPOLEON
AND HIS TIMESUy JOHN U. Itoi-us.
With Illustrntloiu from tlio author's collect-
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with portraits imd rumoilnctfonsof drawings
by Tlmckoruy. ( To bo continued III furttior
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