Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 03, 1887, Page 5, Image 5
IHE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY. JULY-3 ; 1887.-TWEI/VE PAGES. CABLE RAILROADERS' ' WORK. Incorporation Articles of Moment riled Yesterday at Lincoln. "ICE" MARSHAL AND NICE MEN. IV'hnt Wilt Ra Done To-Morrmv at the 1'cnltontlary nnd Asylum Gen * * - " cral Cupliollnu News A. 1JI -"VJ * Itcal Kfltato Doom. frnojt run line's LINCOLN nunnA.u.1 The Cable Tramway company , of Omaha , has filed amended articles of in corporation with the secretary of stato. The changes arc as follows : Whereas , In pursuance of thn resolution adopted by the board of directors of this company , nt Its meeting held .May 5,1S37 , n- : KatilitiK tlie Increase of the cunltal stock to 81,000iOO ( , and permitting an Indebtcd'jcss two-thirds tlmt nmount. The stock holders liavo nearly unanimously autlioiized ttic boanl of i ! tree tors to amend the articles of incorporation to that ollect. Kenolvcd , That article 4 be so amended ns to place the capital stock at 81,000.000 , In shares of 8100 cacti , at least S ) > CT cent of which shall be Tialrt at the time of suuscilptlon nnd the balance upon call of the buard of directors and that the highest amount of in debtedness or liability to which the company shall bu at any time subjected H $ CGr > , GGO. The alfalrs and business of the company shall bo conducted by a boanl of live direct ors and a president , vice president , sec retary and treasurer. A certificate Is added setting up that the resolutions arc a true copy of the original resolutions. The articles are signed by Samuel It. John.son , president ot the Cable Tramway company of Omaha ; ( J. 15. Hustin , secretary , nnd Samuel It. Johnson , L. 1) ) . Williams. C. U. Hustin , W. V. Morse , Samuel D. Mer cer and C. 1) ) . Histinc , directors. The superintendent of public Instruc tion is in daily receipt of petty complaint * from various school ollicers and county superintendents in regard to the management of county schools. Any disagreement between di rectors and superintendents is abruptly referred to him without any apparent et- fort to adjust them at homo , Usually they are not of great importance and Unfertile law and decisions made by tin state superintendent and his predecessors nro quite easily adjusted , but at the same time they occupy uolittlu time and atten tion. tion.Already Already the state house has assumed a Fourth of July appearance. Of course the olliccs will bo closed from Saturday until Tuesday and all ollicials and clerks will betake themselves to their homes or Rome place of leisure and resort. Secre tary of State Laws has gone to Orleans ; Governor Thaycr wont to Crete to re view the encampment and take in the Chautauquu.V. . W.Lccso'aasgonohomo , Guy A. Brown Is in the cast ; J. C. Cow- drey and wife tire in the city , guests of the Hon. U. it. Cowdry , deputy secretary ot stato. The penitentiary and asylum will cele brate the Fourth in proper shape. At the asylum they will have ice cream , cake , lemonade and candy , to conclude with a dance for the amusement of the unfortunates. Prof.V ebor's band will furnish the music. The convicts will also have a day of recreation nnd rest from arduous labor. They will be given n frao dinner nnd will have a regular Fourth of July celebration with speeches and song. The convicts themselves arc arranging a programme in which they will participate m the exercises nnd thus relieve for ono day the tccliousncss of prison life. Lancaster county refunding bonds to the amount of $150,000 have been regis tered. Last night Captain Hill , the governor's private secretary , went to Crete with half a dozen friends to take in the assem bly. It was announced that the train re turning would leave at 0IW. : As a matter of fact it loft the grounds switch at 0:25 , and the captain and his friends got left and had the pleasure of patronizing a Crete hotel until the early morning train oauio along.STANDAHD STANDAHD HAIIAVAY. The proprietors of the Standard street railway are waking up to the importance of commencing work. The charter has been grunted the company and the pro * prlotors. lialdwin , Pitcher and Baldwin are getting estimates on material and labor. The line is to commence at the various depots and extend through the business and residence part of the city nnd thence northeast by the state farm to the Wnsloyan university , a distance of nearly five miles. This line when put in operation will open up a vast territory to actual settlement Already work has commenced on the now university , and it will bo pushed right along. The excavation is being made for the foundation and is to bo completed very soon. The recent arrest of gamblers and the consequent fines has made things lively. Gus SauudiTs claimed the confiscated goods and secured possession of them by replevin. He then proceeded to get hot nt Marshal Cooper , who is also a dealer in ice nnd gave a written order teir ! ice delivery should cease at once and that if the bill was presented at once it would be paid. Cooper docs not care for this , tor where he loses ono customer of such A character ho gains two , that are more desirable , that content witii this. Ho undertook to intimidate the marshal farther and threatened that ho would do this and that if Cooper did not lot up on the gentry. The marshal bos been suf ficiently aggravated and will at once issue an order requesting all gamblers , prostitutes nnd other persons with out visible means of support , or of uncertain character to leave the city within forty-eight .hours or they will bo - arrested and prosecuted to the fullest ex tent of the law. The street car company will put down n double track on the streets to bo paved. The "March to the Boa. " July Century : One single fact aboul the "March to the Sea" unknown to mo was ruvcalod by General Grant in his 'Memoirs , " vol. II. , page 370 : I was in favor of Sherman's plan from the time it was first submitted to mo My chief of staff , however , was very bit terly opposed to it , nnd , as 1 learned sub sequently , finding that he could not move me , ho appealed to the authorities at Washington to stop it. I had been acminintnd with Genera John A. Uawlins , General Grant's "chief of staff , " from the beginning of the war lie was always most loyal and do voted to his chief , an enthusiastic patriot , and of real ability. Ho was A neighbor of Gen eral Grant in Galena at the breaking out of the war , a lawyer in good practice , an intense thinker , and a man of vehement expression : a soldier by force of circum stances rather than of education or prac ticoyotof ; inlinitousoto his chief through out the war and up to the hour of his death as secretary of war , in 1809. Gen era ! Uawlins was enthusiastically devoted voted to his friends in the western army with which ho had been associated from Cairo to Vlcksburg and Chattanooga ll'.l nnd doubtless , like many nthora nt the time October , 1801 feared that I was nbout to load his comrades in a "wild cooso chase , " not fully comprehending the objects aimed at , or that I on the spot had bettor inuuus of ac curate knowledge than ho in the distance. Ho did not possess tin magnificent equipoise of General Grant nor the confidence in my.militury sagaciti which his chief did , nnd I am not at al urnriMMt to learn that he wunt to Wash Ingt'Mrow City Point to obtain an orde from the president or secretary of war to eo p l tae with an army of 05,000 of the best soldiers whloh America had nvor produced to remain Idle when an oppor tunity was offered suuh as never occurs twice to any man on earth. General llawlino was right according to the light ho possessed , and I remember well my feeling of uneasiness that something of the kind inlplit happen , and how free nnd glorious l frit when the magic tele graph was cut , which prevented the pos sibility of orders of any kind from the rear coming to delay or hinder us from what I know was comparatively easy of execution nnd was sure to bo a long stride toward the goal wo were aiming at victory and peace from Virginia to Texas. Ho was ono of the many referred to by Mr. Lincoln who sat in the dark ness , but after the event saw a great light , Ho never revealed to me the doubts he had had. W , T. S.IIUUUA.N. BIG SALARIES. Men In Now York Who Get ns Much Salary ns the President. Washington Post : There are a score f men In flow York who are paid as utich for their services each year as the ircsidont of the United States. Forty liousand dollars a year is a very tidy itlary. There are hundreds of men who gut $ W,000 a year salary , and the number vho get from $10,000 to $20,000 are ogion. Very ordinary men got from 13,009 to ? s,0v > 0 a year , or as much as i cabinet omacr. Dr. Norvln Green , > resident of the Western Union clegraph company , is paid $50,000. 5o is Chauncey M. Depcw , president of ho New York Central railroad. Uichard M. MoOurdy , president of the Mutual . .ifo Insurance company , gets a like tmoiint. John Iloe.y , president of Adams Express company , 'fares equally ns well , 'resident Henry U , Hyde , of the Equit able Lifo Insurance company , Is also in ho hat . George G. Williams , president of the Clromteal National bank , the ichcst banking institution in Amcricn , vith nearly ! ? 5,000OCO of surplus , P'0,000,000 average deposits , is paid a hal.iry ot $23,000 yearly. President Potts , of the Park bank , and President Tappan , of the ( iallatln National bank , receive a iko Mini each twelve months. The best paid minister in Now York is Jr. John iliill , n brainy man from the lortli of Ireland , who preaches to $200.- K)0,000 ) every Sunday morning. His Is .ho smallest church in town. Ho owes is ! rise in life to Robert Bonner , of the Licdger , who found him preaching to n small congregation In Dublin , and in duced him to como to America. Ho gets a salary of 2D,000 u year and makes ? 5,000 by his newspaper and maga/.ino articles. Ilo is given a luxuriously fur nished house as well. Dr. Morgan Dix , the chief pastor of Trinity church corporation the wealth iest in America , receives flO.MO yearly. Dr. William L. Taylor , of the Broadway tabernacle , gets the same amount. Ho docs literary work and lec turing that brings his income up to $20,000. Dr. Charles Hall , of the Fifth avcnne Presbyterian church , is paid $15,000. He is very eloquent , and his church is crowded at all services. Dr. Parkhurst , of Madison square church , gets $112,000. Ho has a largo nnd distin guished congregation. Cyrus W. Field is one of the pillars of the church. Dr. Paxton , who preaches to Jay Gould and others less wealthy , is paid $15.000. The Rev. Robert Collyer , the blacksmith preacher , is paid $10,000. A LAST SURVIVOR. Ono of UuRtor's Command Has Just lllod In Arkansas. Grcon County ( Ark. ) Events : Thomas Underwood , a native of Alamanco county , N. C. , but who for a few years past has boon living in and near Gaines ville , died in destitute nirccumstanccs at the residence of J , A. Hunter on Wednes day , the 8th inst. , of general debility. Mr. Underwood was member of General oral Custer's ill-starred command , which was so ruthlessly slaughtered by Sitting Bull and his Indians at the battle on Little Rosebud several years ago , and so far as is known was the only ono of the little band of heroes to escape death on that bloody day , he himself being desperately wounded in several places , from the ellects of which ho has been n cripple ever since , Deceased loaves two children , & son nnd daughter , and other relatives in Ala bama county , N. C. , nnd had just re turned from visiting them a few weeks bcforo his death. All the care that was possible WAS given him during his last hours by Mr. and Mrs. Hunter and fam ily , who deserve great praise for unre ' mitting' kindness and attention to "tho within their , " The stranger gates re mains were buried in Gainesville ceme tery on Thursday. The Pond Itllj Man. Detroit Free Press : He appeared sud denly at the door of a fashionable board ing house the'othor day , wearing a bland smile and a seersucker suit. The ladies were all grouped on the ver anda in breakfast costumes. "Ladies , " he said , doffing his hat , "a gentleman who boards hero asked mo to bring this basket of lillios and present it with his compliments to the prettiest lady hero. " There was a moment's pause , and a maiden who had soon many summers asked sharply : "Woll , why don't you present it ? " The man made a deprecatory bow. "How can 1 miss ? Ilo forgot to give mo any address , and I couldn't pick out ono from so many. " "What did ho look like ? " asked all the ladles at once. "Very distwaugoy ; with a light mus tache , or , lemuio see , was it dark ? 1 kind of disremember the color. But that's what ho said the prettiest lady. " "Could it have been Mr. . Do you suppose ho ordered them for that horrid Miss ! " "Moro likely for the Widow . " "It must have boon Captain . " "I hate to take Uiem back , " said the man rellcotivcly. "If the lady ho meant will pick herself out , I'll give her the lilies , " and ho twirled ono fragrant bud in his hand. "I suppose you couldn't sell us any of them. " murmured a sweet old thing who knew she was the "ono" meant. " 1 could sell to you altogether , but not to one ; that wouldn't be fair. You see the gentleman will know I couldn't afford to lese the sale of 'em. Six for tivo cents ladies. If I can't find the right ono 'taint ray fault , an * 1 never see s'many pretty ladles afore in my life. " "Pit take a bunch. " "And I. " Tbe basket was soon emptied. At dinner every lady were a lily in her hand or at her belt , and Mr. and Captain were smiled upon by turns by tbe whole possu of female boarders to their great surprise. "Good heavens ! what have we done to deserve it ! " asked the goatlemon of each other , as they were thanked for their good intentions. The ladles do not know yet that they were the victims of a commercial ruse on the part of the My vender. Capacity of a Freight Oar. A load is nominally ton tons or 20.000 pounds. The following can bo carried : Whisky , CO barrels ; salt , 70 barrels ; lime , 00 barrels ; flour , 90 barrels ; eggs , 180 to 100 barrels ; Hour , 800 sacks ; wood , 0 cords ; cattle , 18 to SO head ; hogs. 50 to GO ; sheep , 80 to 100 ; lumber , 0,000 feet ; bar ley , UOO bushels ; wheat , 310 bushels ; flaxseed - seed , 300 bushel * ; apples , 970 bushels ; com , 400 bushels ; potatoes , 430 bushels : oats , 030 bushels ; bran , 1,000 bushels ; butter , 20,000 pounds ; oranges , 350 boxes ; strawberries , 20,000 pounds , including re frigerators ; all other fruits ot all kinds , 30,000 pounds to the car. They are now building can of 40,000 or 60,000 pounds' capacity , in which 000 boxes of oranges can bo loaded. THE NEGLECTED FLAGS , An Excursion to the Htoreroom of the Dftttlo Trophies. Correspondence of the Philadelphia Press : The best chance m Washington to get acquainted with the red tape of the war department Is to try to sec the captured battle flags. The experience gained in reaching the attio where they are kept is well worth even a longer rip. The lint obstacle in the way is Secretary Emlicott's colored doorkeeper , vho Is possessed with , the' permanent allucina'tioh thai the secretary "is lot In. " When his mind is disa- niscd of this idea , and the equally posit- vo hallucination that the .secretary an't sco'any ono to-day Is dislodged , the Isltor gets as far as the great man's sec- clary. That young man refers him to Jenoral Drum's ' secretary , when , after another skirmish with the doorkeeper , ho inally reaches a medium-sized , red-faced nan , with white hair and tuomtachowho s announced as General Drum himself , . 'ho general , if the credentials are all Ight , or there is no reason apparent for a refusal , gives out a brief note to the of- icor in charge of the Hags , and if the of- leer seems satisfied you can get to see hem in his company. The room whore they were hidden islet lot nnd stuffy. The records of the flags , which makes them interesting , nro re moved or locked up by the adjutant ge eral's orders , and the e place is as ininteresting as a democratic auministra- ion's intent can make it. In going down oward the ground lloor again visitors ire expected to go out of the elevator in itirry at the intimation that his highness he secretary wants to ride. UOOM KOU THE SEC11ETAUV. Going down the other morning , I hart .rnrdly got a chance hear the electric boll ring , when tint operator , his hair raising ivitfi the possibility of instant dismissal. shouted , "Get out ; get out quick. " I nildly asked wiia * . I should got out quick 'or , and was to'.d in the same agoni/cd one of voice that the score- ary was coming. I got out to see him come. and it was worth the effort. The Kndicott cnrringc iad just wheeled away from the sccro- tnrv's entrance on the white house side of the building and the secretary himself , alone menials and clerks having appar ently buried themselves hastily in the rooms adjoining the corridor wa walk ing majestically toward the elevator. Ho were a light summer suit with a sack coat flowing open to show a white vest , anil a white high hat , not pushed back to cool his forehead , but pulled down grimly until it nearly hid his eyes. His tread was Napoleonic. His heels evi dently struck the tiling first , and each caparato military' thump reverberated along the walls and caused a now thrill of terror to shako the soul of the unfortu nate elevator man. To this moment I irn glad I got out of the elevator "quick" and saved Turn. Every morning , they toll mo , the per formance is the samo. Electric bolls are rung in advance of the secretary , ordi nary people are cleared out of the way , and the- elevator awaits his pleasure. The whole show , it might bo added by way of information to visitors , can bo seen for less trouble than the flags. NKGLECTED AND ABUSED TUOl'HIES. The flags , to return lo the attic , are in a disgraceful condition. The room in which they are kept is about the size of an ordinary parlor , with a slanting roof nnd ono small bull's.pyo window A skylight above , consisting of ono single big pane of glass , lots in the light nnd raises the temperature to the boiling point at the same time. Visitors can't stand it in the latter room until both door and bull's-eye window have been opened a few moments , and possibly this trouble about receiving them is ono of the reasons why so few are admitted. Inside the room the arrangement is , much like that of a South street pawnshop. The large proportion of the Hags are rolled up together , stuffed into pigeon holes along the wall and ticked like so many pieces of clothing which are awaiting the return of cold weather to bo called out out again. The pawnbroker , however , would have the number on the clothing : correspond with the number on his books which would bo one thing in which he showed better business instincts than the democratic secrotarv of war. It is an un fortunate fact teat the numbers of many of the Hags have been lost by careless handling , and that there is no assurance that half the pres ent numbers are riget. Each num ber is written on a card by the door keeper or soiuo other illiterate individual and pushed underneath the string which confines the bundle , The intellectual at tainment of the man who wrote them could bo seen by the face that he made 3.75 stand for 273 , for instance , and all the way through has marked dollars and cents instead of the plain numbers of the oataloguo. Some of the cards were hon est enough to say on their f ace "number lost , " but a good many others were lost which said nothing about it , and evi dently a largo share of them changed. Without some other identification than the cards it is clear that nobody could guarantee the flags to be what the records represent. The Hags which still hang to their poles are propped up against the walls on two sides of the room. Properly displayed they would bo intensely interesting. There uro silk bunting and evidently parts of women's dresses amongst them , nnd the poles vary from the nicely fin ished stick to the half-trimmed sapling cut out of the woods with a blow or two of the axe. There is something about them touching , pathetic , far beyond their memories of bloody struggles in the field , in the sacrifices and sufferings and patriotism they show among the women nt homo. They might at least bo pre served , oven if the president finds he cannnot send thorn south again. LIVE STOCK. Pick out your breeders , says the Farm Journal , the pigs with long bodies , broad backs and deep , round hams. Select a breed which has hair on it. A good coat of hair counts on a hog as well as any animal. It is a protection in summer and in winter. The Jersey Bulletin folks are still ex plaining the dairy show outcome. The best thing to do with a fact is to let it stand. Of course , the light is not over in ono round. Next ronnd the Jersey may win : certainly next time theHolitefn will not have a walk-over. Experiments show that when cut bay and ground grain are fed to stock the cost of feeding is lessoned sufficiently to pay for the labor necessary to prepare the food and grind the grain , and that the increased growth of the stock is not iceable when compared with those fed upon whole grain and uncut bay. Hank Comstock thinks that the Jersey interest "is at present depressed by the feeling that circumstances have placed the mass of brooders at a disadvantage which they are in doubt whether they can overcome. " There is almost noth ing in this the present cattle depression Is common to all the broods of cattle. Many weeds may be used proiUably as food for hogs. The narrow-leaved plan tain possesses nearly thn same nutritive value as timothy , while lamb's quarter and pig weed are both highly relished by swine. It is best not to allow any weeds to grow ; yet they should bo utilized as as much as possible in case they have made growth. A stock raiser reports that ho destroys lice on cattle by boiling potatoes until they are thoroughly cooked , then remov ing the potatoes , allowing the water to boil dowu to one-halt the quantity to in- creasq its strength. The water Is then used on the animals as a wash. Two quarts of potatoes boiled in throe gal lens of water are the proper proportions. Thomas H. Payne , of Kansas City , Mo. . writes as follows : "For nuuiDer of years my business lias been the selection and purchase ofstoc'Kcrs nnd feeders lit this placn , or in' this market , for feeding purposes. I have ( .purchased thousands yearly and have np- pecuniary interest , cither directly or Indirectly , In any ot the improved breeds , as I have not a cent In vested In cither of them ; but in mv ex perience I have found the Hureior Us from 10 to 16 per ccnt < lighter , and that not over 10 to 20 per cent of thorn sold with the top or first pjck ot the cattle. Of course , I have reference to those herds where grade bulls have boon used for a number of consecutive years. " That range cattle can be greatly Im proved in quality by the use ot pure bred sires is no new assertion , and is daily borne out by the testimony of the mark- ts. The Kansas City Indicator cites an nstanco In point. Mr. J. L. Heath , Pea- jody , Kas. , recently shipped to the Kan- as City market ton car-loads of steers , ; vo car-loads each of a short-horn ross and a horcford cross on ango cows crossed up from n 'cxns foundation. They were raised jy the Prairie Cattle company and sold o Mr. Heath. The tivo carloads of short orn grades averaged 1,700 pounds , and ho five carloads of Hereford grades ,000 pounds. In the last six nnd one- talf months the short horn grades gained i57 pounds nnd the Hereford grades gained 618 pounds. [ Breeders' Gazette. The recent public sales of shorthorns n central Illinois show a decided falling } ff In the average of prices as compared vith those of former years. There can > o no doubt but that the quarantine by ) ther states against Illinois is the chief auso of this decline. The breeders hrougliout the entire state are nado to suffer for the sin , or misfortune , whichever it may be , of a small district in ono county on in extreme border of the stato. This is not only a hardship to them , but a great ujury to the commercial interests of the tatc. If sonic better plan to remedy the evil is not soon devised wo had bntter set look county aside as a state to itsclf.aud hen let all the world quarantine against icr so long as she plays with plcuro- Hioutnenia or sulfors it within her bor ic rs. Her Economy. Detroit Free Press : MM. Bixby bo- amo convinced the other day that re- Tcnohmont was absolutely necessary in lor household expenses. "Business is dull , " she said , "and I mist make our bills as light as possible. Poor husband ia quite worried over our ifiairs. Now , how can I save $5 or $10 and show Mr. Bixhy that women can bo economical if necessary ? I know , "sho said suddenly in a joyful tone , of ono who has had a happy thought. "I will do without the hat I intended getting to wear with my now gray suit. I can wear my black imported straw witli it very well , nnd I will , too. I just must learn to economize. " Then she put on her hat and wont down lown , so elated over her "clear saving of live whole dollars , " that she intended walking home with Mr. Bixby at noon and tolling him all about it. "I wonder iiow. " she said , as she stopped bcforo the vindows of n glove store , "I wondbr if I couldn't afford anew now pair of those * tan kid gloves with stitching on the back. I really need them , and I'vo saved $5 by going without my hat , so yes , I'll get them ; they'll cost only f 3. " ic i < Ten minutes later , she stood before the ribbon counterin adry ) goods stose. "This ribbon ia really very cheap , " sno was saying to herself , ' 'and I need n lot of ribbons awfully. I wonder it I could afford it to-day. Lot mo see , I oh. of course I can , after saving $5 on that hat. " , , And she bought ton yards of ribbon at 25c n yard. . , "Groat Sale of 'Embroidery , " she road on a flaring placard -moment later. "Just what I need , " , she said-"but I'vo been doing , without because I wanted to economize ; but I'm sure Charles couldn't say anything if I bought a little when I've saved fiyo whole dollars. " So she bought "a little" for $1.75. Then she "the kind of " got greatest n bargain" in remnants of French gingham for f 1.60. "I never would have bought it , " she said to herself , "but it was so cheap , and then I'd saved $5 this morning. " Before reaching her husband's office with the cheering news of her economy , she had bought four yards of lace , three of insertion , a pound of candy , two col lars and a pair of cuffs , a pair of slippers ; two pairs of hose , handkerchiefs , three yards of lawn , a fan , a bunch of roses , another pair of gloves and six linen hankerchiofs and two neckties for Mr. Bixby. Then she repaired to Blxby's office with the tale of her economy , and ended by saying : "And here's a few little things I thought I could afford after saving so much without my hat. " Bixby asked a few questions , made a rapid calculation and said in an utterly heartless tone : "See hero , Sally , don't you economize any more. You 11 break mo sure if you do. You've got $16.81) ) worth of things already out of that $5 , and " "You're just too mean for anything , Charley Bixbyi" Religions Progress In Montana. Dakota Boll : So you are from Mon tana ? " said a ministerial ap pearing man who was sharing his seat on an eastern railroad with a western man. "Yes , sir. " "Aro there any churches wbero you livo. " "Yo moan o' these 'ere things with a long sharp p'nt stickin' up'n the air like an oil can ? " "Yes , sir. " "Oh , yes , wo got ono of 'em. " "Has it not been of untold benefit to the community ? " "I reckon yer 'bout right , stranger. " "Ah , I'm glad to hoar you say it. trust your church has been the means ol healing discords and bringing about har mony among your people. " "Yo jos' hit it , stranger , it has. Yo see wo have a big pony race every Sunday afternoon an' there w.is always a power ful lot o' fightin' an * shootin' 'boutgittin' 'em started even , so wo laid out a hun dred-yard co'rs' straight away from the church an' backed Tem up ag'in' it an' started 'em at the-tap of a an nro drum. Gosh , stranger , yo' ' oughter see the little devils get down . u' hump themselves when the minUtor .hits that drum a welt. " : "g A Man Who fclas Btoppnd netting. Pituburg Chronicle : Two of our prom inent citizens wore .standing at n hole door on a Sunday morning not long ago , when ono whom'we will call Mr. A. , said- "I believe more 3co.orod people than \rhito pass by hero. " "Oh , no , cortajnlymot , " replied Mr. B "Well , I'm wiliiua to make a bet on it Keep a record for Ijalf an hour and see If the white people # re in excess I'll giro you a dollar apiece for as many as there are in the majority ; If the colored people ple are in excessjyou pay mo a dollar in the same way. "All right , " said Mr. B. , and the count commenced. The half hour had nearly elapsed with a record of throe or four Caucasians ahead , when a band was beard coming up the street. "What's that ? " sold the counters , as they gazed at the advancing throng. It was the funeral of a colored man who had been a member of several secre societies , and all his brethren had turnut out to assist at the obsequies. Mr. B. makes no moro such bets now Pension Certificates Issued. WASHINGTON , July 3. The statement prepared pared at ths pension office shows that dur inir the last fiscal year there were issued 1U.8W pension certificate * . This showing 1s sata to be the best ever Bade by the oflice FIVE HUNDRED MILLIONS DOLLARS Are now held by the Lifo Insurance Companies of the United States as banking or invest- uent portion of premiums paid by the policy-holders of these institutions. A largo part of which sum , says Commissioner Turbos , of Massachusetts , in report for 1884 , "lias no just ro- ations to life insuronce , " and further says , "if insurance and investment are the objoi-t , each can better bo got in its separate place than by a combination which impoverishes the invest- nont and docs not IMPHOVE or CHEAPEN the insurance. , The Provident Savings Life Insurance Company , of NDW York. SHEPAHD UOMANg , President , KlyJitccn Year * Actuary of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. , of Xcw York ! s the only regularly incorporated company in the United States that does a strictly life in surance business unmixed with investment features ; it is thus enabled and does furnish life nsurance at more than 50 per cent less than its competitors. The security is unocjimlcd , no company in the world showing as largo ratio of assets to liabilities. The company is endorsed ) y the leading actuaries in the country , and its popularity is attested by the fact that only 'our of its competitors wrote a largo business in 1886 , three of thejo do not confine thoii Business to the United States. For further particulars , call on or address E. B. HALL , General Agent , 12 Arlington Blo'ck , Omaha , Nebraska. A few good agents waiitod for city and country work. A LITTLE PARTY IN DAKOTA. Rude Interruption of n Pleasant Social Invent In Estolllnc. Dakota Hell : Tliorovis : n grand bull given up In Kstcllinc ono niglit two or lirco years ago. It was the chief social event of the sea son in which it occurred and claborato reparations were made. It took place n the largest hall In town , located over .ho Go den Howl saloon , which institu tion had a bar in it thut would hurt your eyes to look at. There was an orchestra brought down at great expense from a German settle ment at the head of Stray llorso Creek , There were four or five in this band , in cluding n big liddlu trained to stand up on its fore legs , which had a pluco of barbed wire for Its largest airing. Wo all went who were living in town , and a SCOPO of country as largo as the state of New Jersey was ransacked to furnish ladies enough to make it interesting. The gentlemen connected with Spaulu- ing's ranch also camo. They were fond of society , and it might bo said that they wore in Estellino's social swim. There were Mr. Bill Hosteller , and Big Jack and Long Jnck. If we remember rightly , Mr. Pock-marked Smith and Mr. Patsy Dougherty were present. Wo are posi tive that Snub-cm Pete and Mr. Dennis McCasey were in the party , as well as Wisconsin Jo , Buck Ueno , and Jimmy the Komi Agent. The gentlemen were all feeling well when they left the ranch. On arriving in town they rode into the Golden Bowl saloon and up to the bar and sampled the stock of foreign and domestic liquors , after which they bunched their horses in the street and came up to the scone of the festivities. Promptly at 9 o'clock the head musi cian drew a rip saw across the barbed- wire string of the big tiddlc , and the floor manager yelled "Form on ! " Then wo nil danced , the big fiddle groaned , the little fiddles screeched , and the parlor organ borrowed from the First Baptist church could occasionally be heard when the others stopped to rest. Each danced 03 long as he or she could , the floor shook , the lamps swung , the man who called oft'got his nose up in the air and yelled , and I lie big tiddlc roared. Everything went smoothly till the second dance after the supper taken at the Head quarters hotel. At this point the ranch gentlemen came up in a body they had before been di viding their time between the ball room ami the dispensary below. They came in and drifted up to the head of the hall , when suddenly Bill Hos teller jumped up and cracked hishoels three times and yelled : "Wour-r-rek ! I'm er terror ! Yar-r-rl" The man who was playing the church organ fell over backward off the plat form and started for the door on his hands and knees. Then Buck Ueno jumped np and struck his head against the ceiling twice before ho came down and whooped : "Ka-r-r-r ! rar-r-r ! rar-r-r ! So'm I ! Yo-ow " - ! Little Jack throw his bat on the floor and turned a handspring , in which hi * feet broke a hanging lamp , and then howled : "Yi-hl-yl-hl-youckl I wantcr fight ! ' yer'bull fiddle Y-i-i-i ! " Stop ! - - - The violinist reached the door at two jumps. The rest of us were going all this time. "I'm mur-drerl Ju' I'm er - ea mol er bluddy mur-drcr ! " yelled Pockmarked Smith. "Who-po ! whoo-po ! kl-yike ! kl-yiko ! ki yiko ! ki-1-i-i-i ! " roared Patsy Dough- Tty as ho beat the floor with a chair. "Clear this yore hall er I'll cat year ! Git out or I'll drink yer blood ! " whooped Big Jack. "Say ! I've shot men in 'lovon territor ies ! " shouted Jimmy the road agent , as ho pulled out a gun and began to prac tice on the stops of the organ. "Ya-a-nh ! I've stabbedmen from New Orleans to St. Paul , " returned Wisconsin Joe. 1'Jes watch Dennis McCasey ! Keep your eye on old Denis McCasey ! " howled that individual as ho smashed up the steve with a chair. "I kin lick anything what walks ! \\ar-r thar ! War-r thnr ! Lar-r-rupl" put in Snubom Polo. "Yikot Yiko ! Wh-a-a-a-ah ! Glmmo roomlgimmo room'snarled ! 1)111 ) llostot- tor again , as ho pounded the wall with a board torn from the platform. Then they wont around once more. Ho had room so far us wo society people ple of Estollino were concerned. Wo were acquainled with those gentlemen of the ranch , and wo had been falling over ono another in getting down stairs. They kept it up among themselves in the hall and down in the saloon for a couple of hours and then went homo. Such little events used to frequently occur at social gatherings in Estellmo in an early day , and it docs us good to re call them. CHIEF OF THE TUSCARORAS. Decay of the Htx .Nations Corruption Charged at.an Klectlon. Buffalo Courier : A council of the Six Nations of the Iroquois was held yestor- at the Tnsearora reservation to elect a chief in place of John Mountplo&sant , who died Friday , May 0. It was called a "mourning council , " because the first ceremony was that of lamenting the dead rulor. The superstition of the Six Nations re garding the death of a chief is most sin gular. When the ruler dies a courier is sent to each nation of the confederation announcing that a council of condolence will bo held at a time of the moon usually occurring within twenty days after death. In this case , however , it was nearly two months. The foreign tribes are expected to send delegations of their wise men and chieftains. The Onondagas are the chiefmakers , for it is on their reservation that the council lire Is constantly burning. In a glen near the present villngo of Wolcott , Wayne county , N. Y. , 100 years after the visit of Louis Phi Hippo , so carefully de scribed In his "Momoiresd'Amonquo , " Unscoigne Minette , a French explorer , half Jesuit , half trader , found the chief medicine lodge of the Iroquois , by the side of a Urge spring known in the language of tke Unondagas M "The Well of the Great Spirit. " A sacred fire was continuously burning above the sur face of the water , being fed , as the Indians - dians declaredby the Great Spirit himself. Inspired by the religious enthusiasm of his day Miiiollo altemptcd to extinguish ho lire in order lo prove false Iho Indian : > olicf that it would burn forever. His illcmnt was a failure , and the Indians cut oil his hands and cars for his sacri- pgo , and thus mutilated permitted him to return to Canada. During the French and Indian war the Iroquois abandoned ho lodge. To-day a company has buon formed and a party of Bradford specula tors are there boring for oil. Natural gas shoots in a llame seventeen fool high out of a pipe connccled wllh the spot whoru was once Iho sacred flro of Iho Iroquois. At yesterday's council there were dele gations present of the Onondagas , Tona- wandas and Scnccas. Each delegation formed a circle by itself to discuss the momentous question. They finally came together to'make'a decision as to who the candidates should bo. In the meantime ; hov llsloncd to the chanting of the vir- lies of the dead chieftain and of the vir tues which the new ruler should possess. John Mountplcasant was chief of the Tuscaroras for a period of sixty years , having been installed at the ago of sixleen years. The title of sachem was volcd to him by the Sonocas , Oneidas , Juyagas , Mohawks , and Onondagas , the 1'uscaroras only holding the place in the confederation of an adopted tribe. Poli tics prevailed among the Indians as among the whites , and , curiously enough , ; ho women by a time-honored custom tavo the right of nominating the chief. There were in this council two parties , characterized as the old and the now ; the new party is conservative. The election was by ballot , and before the votes were counted it was apparent that Thomas Williams had the best of it. A protest was made against his holding Lhe oflico , it being alleged that he had followed the example of many a white politician , and had bought some of his votes. The objections were of such a substantial character , and were made with such firmness that Williams was not inaugurated as chief. The Tonawondas trill bo called in to settle the dispute , and their decision , after a full investiga tion , will bo taken as final. John Gains- worth and William Pnntup wore the de feated candidates. Five huge kettles containing500pounds of beef were boiled. A generous piece of meat and a slice and a naif oil'n largo loaf of bread were given to each bravo lor his luncheon. After the Indians had fed others were invited to partake. Last evening there was a big dance , the novel features of which were highly appre ciated by the palo-faeo spectators. The charges of bribery at the election are un doubtedly designed to make something of a sonsatton in the time-honored and tionesty-loving confederacy. The Fireman's Liittle Story. Safety Valvn : As the train was about o pull out of the station I recognized and old friend in the engineer. Ho nodded to me , and 1 jumped into the cab. Diok and I shook hands and ho introduced mete to his fireman a young follow with truthful , honest eyes and the most inno cent looking face I ever saw. Perched on the scat was a large blaok cat , ugly , scraggy and with a ground-plan of iur that looked like a railroad map , it was so plowed and cut up. Naturally I noticed the cat , and asked what it was doing thoro. "That's a wonderful cat , " said the youthful tlrcman , "and thereby hangs' talo. Do you want it ? " "Of course. " "Well , about a week ago we Dick and mo were making Iho run between Sing Sing and Now York. It was a dirty , black night cold and a driving rain. Wo were that is , Diok was behind time , and wo wore that is , Dick was making her hum for all oho was worth. Wo that is , Dick had a clear track and the right of way. A few feet ahead of the pilot it was as black as nothing. Wo worn driv ing into chaos at sixty miles an hour. I could not help thinking that if wo ran against anything wo'd know moro about the other world than was over written in books , and I said a little prayer that I learned in Sunday school. The prayer didn't seem to do mo much good , and I asked Diok if it was necessary to go so fast. Dick gave mo a look of mild con tempt , and then I got on my dignity , and felt as if id rather like to strike some thing just to change that look of Dick's to ono of surprise. This was wicked , I know , but I couldn't help it. "Suddenly there was a crash directly in front ot mo , a splintering of glass in the cab window , and this cat came tumbling in. My heart got right up in my throat , and seemed to choke ma. I saw Dick turn pale , and tornticd as I was , I remember being glad of it. Ho dld't loose his head , though ; Dick never docs ; but he reversed the machine , and when the train was stopped wo that is , Dick got out to investigate. And what Uo.you think ? There was a small rail misplaced within a dozen feet of where we stooped. Thn tlagman at the station saw it and had stationed himself up the track to signal us. Ho had a pot cat which followed him wherever he wont. The oat was with him as usual. When he heard him thunder ing down upon him Ins lan tern wont out. He laid it down to light it ; a gust of wind caught it nnd rolled it down an embankment. Hero was a state of things. The llagman was uuink tenet net , ahd grasping his faithful cat by the tall ho hurled it at the cab as wo rattled by. Hero is the cat that saved our train , didn't you. Danger ? " The cat humped its ugly back in recog nition , and I looked at the frank , inno cent face of the boy. Ho returned the look with open , truthful eyes. "Shades of Mount Vernonl what a liar that fellow is ! " bald Dick to mo in a whin- per. "Ho has the biggest reputation of uny one on the road for reckless yarn- spinning. That cat story is ono of his latest 'saved the train * nonsense ! Ho fished that cat out of a ditch two days ago. " Not n Good Veur For rtnKcoln. St. Paul Press ; Six Baltimore ballot- box stutfcrs havu been sentenced to two years imprisonment and a nuo ° ' ? ' .000 each , and a seventh fled just in time to save liimsolf. This wilt probably orv as a warning to otlu > r would-bo rascals and the result of the next Baltimore election may bo expected to moro clearly represent the voice of the people. This is certainly not a good year for rascals. The CHICAGO , July 2. [ Special Telegram to the UKI : . ] A local paper nssoilstliat even bot'oro the county boodle cases nro finished , States Attorney Orlnncll will commence active work on boodlcrs who have been rob bing the city for many years. It Is claimed that ho has sufficient evidence , and that a speclnl srnnit Jury will bo nski-il for very goon. In fact , ft Is probable tlmt Indictments may bo ictiinicil before the month Is out. The sumo paper assorts tlmt Warden Me- Uarlelo is icndy to squeal anil clnlm * to know every Hindo bit or corrupt work In all the city departments fur the past four years , Indiidlnic the Immunity fund paid by gnmblors , and the enormous ninonnta bled from any ono who sot n franchise from the city for any purpose. Sensational develop ments are looked for. A lioynl Womnn'H Howard. NKW Yonif , July 2. [ Special Telegram to the Uin.J : The Tribune's Washington special says : Postmaster ( Jonfiral Vllas cel ebrated the last day ot the fiscal year by di recting that the snlnry of Miss Van Jew bo reduced from Sl.OOi ) per annum to 8720. It Is understood that a Iiuly not so well known will tnko the place and the salary of Miss Van Low. It mav bo remembered that Miss Van Low was a loyal woman who lived In Richmond tlirouuh the war ; tlmt slio concealed - coaled and fed union soldiers who had os- cayed from Llbby prison ; tlmt Information convoyed by her efforts to Grant during the last twelve months of the war was Invala- ablntthnt when Grant became president he gavti Miss Van Low charge of the postofllofl at Itlchmond and that when she surrendered [ that ollleo It was to accent a clerkship f root * which site Is now to bo degraded. Affairs lit Horvln. BUCHAUKST , Julys. The letters of Klnjc ' " ( Milan of Servla , to Queen Natallo are re turned unopened to him. It is reported that 4 the queen will seek the advise of the czar before - . fore consenting to nllow tbe kliiK to obtain ' divorce from her. It is also reported that 11 King Milan does not obtain nssurnnco from Austria of complete support Premier Klstioj will bo proclaimed regent of Servla until the crown prince , who Is absent and In custody of Queen Natalie , roaches his majority. Tory Irlnhmcm Hewnrdrd. i I/ONDON , July 3. The statement is con- ( * j iiird that Holmes , attorney general for Ireland , becomes Justice of the Irish court of common pleas ; Solicitor Genera ! Gibson bfrr comes attornov general , and ( sergeant O'Urlon becomes solicitor general. Gibson will be elevated to the bench before the year Is out and O'Brien then becomes attorney general , being succeeded by Maildun. Bonlnnirar. PARIS , July 2. GOIIOMI Bnulantcflr has asked an extension of his holiday before [ olnlng his army corps , to the command of which ho has just Itcen appointed. The government granted him an extension onlr until the 10 Ui Instant The general remains in Paris. _ _ Draught In UnlflMt. BKI.FAST , July 3. There Is a scarcity of water here in consequence of drought , aid work In the mills Is being partly stopped. MlnUlrr JLawton at Vlennn. VIENNA , .JuIyS. ( ienoral Lawton , Unlto < t States minister to Austria , has arrived here. Depcw In the Urnnd Army. EWl'oiiK , July 2. [ Special Telojraia to the BEE.I Chsnincey ll.Dopowwftsmus * terod In last night as member of Lafayette post of the Grand Army , lie was adjutant of Uin Eighteenth regiment of National Guards , when In 1862 It was ordered to the front when Leo Invadol Pennsylvania. He will KO to Europe In a fortnight. Ho Wasn't Qualified. Dakota Doll : "Did you hire that young man who applied for your school ? " wi asked of a Dakota school district officer. "Well , I should rather say wo didn't ! " "Why not ? " "His cdicatlon didn't come up to Uit scratch. " "What in ? " "Gram'or. " "How did you find it out ? " "W'y ho got in my wagon to rldn from the licit ! to the house an' bays I , 'Did ye ever drive much ? ! , 'Of late years'savi ho , ' 1 have driven very little. ' 'Drove very little , ye mean , ' says I. 'I beg yor pardon , ' says he'but 1 mean driven. ' 'Drovo ' is right'says I. 'No , sir'says he , 'driven is the most grammatlcalcst. ' 'Oh , well , inebby yo know , ' suys 1 , sorter sarcastic. ' 1 reckon I do , ' says ho , 'I'm jes' comin' out bora to loam you folks something. ' 'Do j see that romlf'savs J. ' 1 docs , ' says ho. 'Well , ' says I. " goes to town , an' you want'o git out an' humpon yerself down It n. fasten , 'cause I'm go in' to begin to kii yo in about a mlnuto by the clock I' saw I knowcd moro 'bout gram'er tk ho did an' ho got out o' that w fou. scooted down the road. You goln' to havn n teacher that gram'r or none at all. " Mndo III Mother RlMb. * Boston Herald : An enfant Urrible ' traveling to Boston the other day Tia < Cambridge horse car , and m comrx with his fond maiiiir.a and a number < other people bound inthocr.niodlrectifa , * After scanning the scene for'bamo , tMM. his eagle eye lighted on an engaging ! ' torial advertlsoment just above h : § wtff It represented , let us say , the 'fera 4 , form encompassed by a marvelous pMr of corsets , and the legend written b - neath that purchasers of the same couM/i return the article after fifteen days' trwH if not porfeetlv satisfactory. Flnajll j jy thosiluncoof the car. rose , . . . . _ . voice of thn child : "Say , mamwaf ifc' you wear double X. Y.corsetstl * "lliil ; no ! Hush ! " "No I shan't husk. ' don't you wear those corsowV" * . * * r in distracted tones from the bli parent. "Woll , I should think jou \ . like lo wear 'ani. You could have a pair every fifteen diys If thcvidran't I Passengers in couvtilsions , and .cnf tnrriblo threatened with dire pUnUhtutuI on arriving at homo.