Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 07, 1887, Page 4, Image 4

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Mint tlio actual circulation of tlio Dally Uco
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dejx > irs nnd bays that ho Is secretary of The
Bee Publishing company , that the actual
nvcrntro dally circulation of tlio Dally Uco for
the month of July , 1880 , 13,314 copies ;
for August , 1880 , l'J,4M copies ; for SeptPin-
ber , llton , 1S.030 copies ; for October , 1SWV ,
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copies ; for April , 1887 , 14,810eopies ; for May ,
1W7 , 14,227 , copies ; for June 1837 , 14,147
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CINCINNATI is fast becoming one of the
grout cities ol the central states. It has
just built a fashioimblo crematory and
two of its bankers arc on the road to the
penitentiary. The Ohio idea still lives.
SINCE prohibition has taken possession
of Atchison , and the people are leaving
the city in train loads , the few remaining
will at the next legislature petition that
the name bo changed to St. Johnsvillo.
IN the state of Pennsylvania there are
pending ton breach of promise suits , the
defendants in each case being u minister
of the gospel. This would indicate that
the idea of protection has got such a
hold there that the next step is to put a
duty on the clergy.
THE enemies of the late Judco Tolhvcr ,
the eminent desperado of Kentucky , arc
industriously circulating the report that
the judge , when in the full possession of
his mental faculties , had killed three
niggers. No real Kentucky gentleman
was ever known to kill a nigger except
when in liquor.
AT last accounts President Cleveland
It is Eaid is considering seriously the
question of calling a special session ol
congress. lie is said to harbor the bcliel
that by doing something to reduce tixi :
tion it may pave the way 10 his rc-nouii
nation. Of course there is nothing selfish
fish in Mr. Cleveland's motives.
Is there any wonder that Jacob Sharp' ;
health la growing rapidly worse ? Will
a ten years' sentence to the penitentiary
staring u man in the face is it not calcu
lated to produce anything other than i
lightness of heart and buoyancy of spir
its ? Though the gretii purchaser o
men's votes fed from a bottle of con
doused milk for a number of .years , hi
present sickness is not milk sickness.
IT is authoritatively stated nt Washing
ton that Co'onol William Hansom Morri
Eon , the Waterloo statesman , is fast tirin
of 'Ills position as a member of the intci
state commission , and longs for his ol
seat in congress again , lie has stated ths
he will next year be a candidate and feel
sanguine he can secure an election. Co
onol Morrison , however , is not so tire
° f his present position that ho contcn
plates resigning previous to * his nomiui
tion , and possibly not until after tl ;
election. That ho is not tired of drawin
a salary of $7,000 a year and traveling o :
peuses. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THE uble editor of the San Diego ( Cal
Sun , which shines for u iew , stops tti
press long enough to shout : "What th
state wants at Washington is howler
man who will ask lor everything in sigli
nud get what ho asks for. " What is th
matter with Lcland Stanford ? Docs li
not cot about everything in sight whotlu
lie asks for it or not ? The Pacific rai
road investigation shows that ho h :
boon very biis > y for a great many yeai
in getting a great deal of money out <
the United States treasury which ho wi
not entitled to. Hut Stanford does nc
turn anything over to the state.
UKU Majesty Queen Kapiolana shoul
lose no time in returning to her wild an
reckle.- husband , King Kalakaua. Th
chances are tliat unless she returns at a
early date she will live to see her re
throne which she has hold down for
number of years carted oil'to the busmcs
house of an enterprising pawn broker t
satisfy the demands of a hungry horde t
her husband's creditors. The gay an
degenerate king has grown even mor
reckless than the average Chicago when
gambler , and at last accounts the yotin. .
Siindwloli Island Napoleon of Financ
was upon the verge of throwing hinisel
into the sea.
TIIK circus managers of the countr
will take notice that Omaha is dispose
to bo luoro liberal with them in th
future. Tlio cost of a license harln
been reduced from $000 to f 300 , it is coi
fidently expected that this liberal coi
cession will be duly appreciated by tli
proprietors of "graud aggregations ,
nnd that Omaha will speedily bcconi
one of their favorite stopping places. /
nn Institution for which the young yean
of which older people uovergrow wear
nnd at which red lemonade attains ii
highest development , the circus "shoul
be encouraged.
The Ijnto Jltdeo Poland.
The death of Judge Luke P , Poland of
Vermont has removed ono of the pictu
resque figure * in national politics. Judge
Poland was not a great man in the sense
the phrase Is often applied o men of
genius. Ho became a public figure at
the national capital from his peculiar
style of dress nnd eccentric manners.
Ho wore a swallow-tail coat with brass *
buttons nnd a deep blue waist coat ,
which naturally attracted attention from
the visitors in the galleries. Like Ben
Butler ho was extremely sensitive of
newspaper criticism.
True to the traditions nnd prejudices
of his state , Judge Poland made himself
conspicuous in the extreme In n move
ment calculated to gag the press of the
country nnd restrict it from the freedom
of criticism as to men and measures. If
Judge Poland could have had his way
the press of this country would have been
controlled nnd edited by the authorities
of the government. With all his ox-
contrlcities and narrow mlndedncss ho
was an honestand , generally a well
moaning mnu. In the Credit Mobilicr
investigations he was very prominent
aud did perhaps more than nny other
member of congress to make life a bur
den to a number of very pious Christian
statesmen. In 1805 Judge Poland was
appointed to fill the vacancy in the
United slates senate , caused by the death
of Senator Collamer , whoso term would
have expired in 1807. Ills senatorial
career was not marked with brilliancy ,
though ho doubtless would have made
a reputation had bis term there been of
longer duration. At the expiration of
his senatorial term ho was elected
to the Forty-first congress and
served for three consecutive
terms , lie was again elected to congress
in 1882 , serving through the Forty-eighth
congress , this completing his public
Judge Poland was chairman of the in
vestigation committee scut out by the
house of representatives in 1874 to Arkan
sas at the time of the existence of the
dual government under Brooks , and
Baxter during the period of reconstruc
tion. The Poland report , which was an
exhaustive and caustic review of the Ar
kansas troubles , was a very able docu
ment , and gave Judge Poland a wider
reputation than any previous act oi his
public career.
A Modest Demand.
As we supposed would bo the case , the
branch of the American shipping and
industrial league which last week held
its convention in Chicago , echoed the
bounty or subsidy nppctil which was
voiced n few weeks earlier by the pacilic
coast branch of the league. It passed a
resolution demanding of congress thai
every vessel built and owned in the
United States shall receive a bounty o :
80 cents per ton for every 1,000 miles
sailed for the next ton years. There car
be no question that a policy of this kint
would have n most invigorating cfl'ec
upon the shipping interest of the conn
try. It might reasonably be expected
that as soon as congress passed an aci
granting this modest demand shipbulld
ing would experience n marvelon
vitality , aud a year or two would lim
American built and owned ships sail
ing the seas in all directions , cage
to cover as many thousand miles a
possible. They would bo enable *
to offer formidable competition to tin
ships of other countries in cutting frcigh
rates , since the bounty would of itsel
constitute- pretty fair freight rale 01
most Kinds of goods and commodities
Bur who can compute what such
scheme would cost the public treasury
The European countries that give subsi
dies grant , as we understand it , statin
amounts to designated lines for a specili
service. They know from year to yea
what this expenditure is to be , and ca
make accurate provision fur it. But th :
would not bo practicable under the po
icy proposed by the shipping leaguo. ;
is certain that every year would find th
sum to bo expended in this way steadil
growing , and at the end of the ten ycai
we should have created another va
money power which would assail coi
gross for the continuance of governmci
help , with a strong probabili :
of being successful. It will n <
require any elaborate argumoi
to convince the American people that
shipping interest built up by a policy
this kind might be n much more cost
investment than they can wisely or safe
enter into.
But tills subsidy question seems not u
likely to become of serious public into
est and consideration. A San Francis ,
paper says it is certain to do so on th
coast. The Canadian Pacific line
steamers , which is now , or soou will L
in the enjoyment of an enormous subsii
from the two governments of Ore
Britain and Canada , has already bcgi
to compete with the Pacific Mail line ai
has compelled the latter to reduce i
rates. It lias the further ndvautage 111
it may carry coolies on payment of $
head money , while the Anicric ;
line can only carry them on r
turn certificates. It is the undcrstoi
intention of the Pacific Mail to ask co
grcss for a subsidy equivalent to the 01
which its competitor enjoys. The Pacii
coast representatives will undoubted
bo found earnestly supporting such :
appeal , and thus the whole subject
subsidies will be presented to the aUentic
of the country in perhaps u more urge
way than has thus far been done. Pri
in this practical form , the resu
will go far to dehnltoly determine t !
future policy of the government , for
great many years at least , regarding tli
Tlio Correct Holutlon.
Major Stanton , chairman of the coi
mission appointed by the president la
December to investigate tlio operation i
tlio severally law among the Indians
the northwest , is quoted as saying th
tha law is bound to bo the correct Isol
tioii of the luduin question. His obse
vations were confined principally to Or
gen , Washington territory , Idaho at
Montana , aud he found that the trib
which have I'cou at peace nnd desire
continue in that condition , take kindly
the law , opposition coming chiefly fro
the warlike tribes , though he boiler
these will eventually accept It. The e
perionco of Major Stanton is not co
tinned by the action of those tribes whii
mot in council a few weeks ago in t !
Indian territory and petitioned again
pulling the law into effect. The deli
orations and .final expression of th
council showed that there is a very pr
uounood opposition to the several
plnn among peaceable tribes , but there
can bo no question that solflsh influences
within those tribes , operated upon by
equally selfish influences from without ,
had much to do with moulding the senti
ment of the council.
It is not improbable that n few of the
tribes to which the law will apply would
make some sacrifice in conforming to it ,
but in this as In all other mailers upon
which civilisation and progress dopcnd
llio grcalcst good to the grcalest number
is the result to bo sought. And wo do
not think any disinterested or unpreju
diced person , nt all familiar with the In
dian question , can doubt that the great
majority of the Indian population would
bo vastly bcnoiillcd by the opportunllioa
and privileges which the severally law
would bring thorn , The Indian needs to
bo taught self-rcllanco nnd this the law
would accomplish with those who are cap
able of acquiring this most Important
quality. They would speedily come to
understand that In order to obtain a live
lihood nnd enjoy the advantages of civil
ization industry and Ihefl are essential ,
and thus 11 has been prolty conclusively
demonstrated most of them will not
learn under present conditions. They
would have incentives to develop and im
prove , whereas now they have nono.
The Indian has his full share of human
nature , and so long as ho is maintained
in idleness , with no responsibility nnd no
care for the. future , ho will in the great
majority of cases prefer that condition leone
ono which imposes labor , obligations
and cares. But these fast are indispen-
siblo to his discipline and development ,
just as much as they are to every olhor
branch of Ihe human family , and no
wiser or belter service could bo
pcrformc'l in behalf of the In
dians than to bring them to this
condition , assuring them of such
advantages and rewards as will be an
inducement and encouragement to them
lo faithfully persevere in the scheme of
themselves working out Ihcir own dcs-
The assumption thnt the severally law
is in any respect an unjust measure will
not stand. It proposes to give to every
Indian who desires it an ample farm ,
and when all are supplied to dispose of
what remains to white settlers , tlio pro
ceeds to go to the benefit of the Indians.
Millions of acres now unused would
thus become available for sctllcmenl
and cultivation , adding largely to the
annual products and wealth of the coun
try. Those who comply with the law
will be made citizens nnd their lands can
not bo alienated within twenly-tivo years.
In every way llio measure aims to bene
fit nud protect those Indians who
avail themselves of it and con
form to its conditions , and it
is not easy to see how it can be perverted
from this purpose. It is altogether the
most judicious and beneficent law that
has been enacted by congress in relation
to the Indians , and if properly carried
into effect will undoubtedly prove , as
Major Stanton has said , the correct solu
tion of tiie Indian question.
The S arvuioii 1'olicy.
The atlcmpl to starve the fire department
mont and police force , in revenge for its
quarrel with tlio lire and police connnis
sum , will not redound to the credit of Hit
city council. Our firemen nnd police
men should not be made to sutler on ac
count of personal hostility to Chief o
Police Seavoy or the dispute of authority
between the council nnd police commis
slon , nor should the pence and safety o
the community bo purposely cndangcicc
by the policy to starve the fire depart
nient and polico. Men who are unpaii
are not likely to render clliciont service
The capricious course of the counci
may be applauded by rowdy editors nn <
ward bummers , but law abiding am
respectable citi/.ens cannot approve of i
The forbearance which has been showi
up to this time by llio community , is 01
the verge of giving way. Like the stra\
that broke the camel's back , thi
3 slnrvatlon of the firemen and polic
, , forcewill percipitatoa popular current c
opposition which the council will be tin
able to .stand. It seems to us that a second
end sober thought would convince men
t bers of the council that they cannr
„ all'ord to pursue a course wnich is di
t structivo of good government , and nc
in accord with tlio sentiment of their coi
Starving the lire department and pi
lice by diverting appropriations , bodi
no good to the communily and reducin
Iho levy for Iho support of the polic
force lo Iwo mills , when it is known thi
double thnt amount will bo necessary f <
the mainlancncc of a respectable polic
force , will only lend to exasperate tl :
publlo against the council.
TIIEKE is more testimony from Man
in proof of the proposition thai prolub
tion does not prohibit. There is prob
bly no belter or morn truslworth
authority on a mailer of Ibis kind tlui
that radical organ of prohibition , Ti
Voice , which has recently published son
damaging statements from people of n
classes regarding the stale of affairs i
Hangor. These show that the law is m
t. enforced in that town , that it never h :
0 been thoroughly enforced there , and tin
the public opinion is nol such as lo seen ;
its enforcement. The simple truth
thai while llio prohibitory law of Mali
is very thoroughly enforced in the run
districts , it is found impracticable to c
so in the cities nnd larger towns , nlwai
has been , anil doubtless always will b >
It is unfortunate that this fael and i
plain lesson should bo losl on those Si
whoso instruction alone it is noted.
The country is now gelling moi
money out of the national treasury ths
il is paying in. Thus far in Ihe curroi
fiscal year the disbursements have c
ccoded the receipts to the amount of f (
000,000 , and this situation is expected
continue until the lasl of August , ;
which time the treasury officials thin
the surplus will be down lo $80,000,00
Afler Hint time the accumulation will I
ronowcd , and It is likely the surplus wl
have reached f GO.000,000 , by the Umo coi
gross assemble * ; . How impressive th
fact will bo on congress , with no rnoi
bonds subject to present redemption , r
„ mains to bo soon. Meanwhile llioro
! S nothing in the immediate outlook tt.
should cause any distrust in financial ci
clcs. It seems certain that the count !
will have nil the money required ft
legitimate business.
THK now manager of the Union Poclfl
Lt is inaugurating the policy of retronol
Lty incut that was oxpccled as ono of tl
y conditions of his selection , lie will nee
o do a good deal ol lopping pfT in order
to practically snvo to the corporation his
town generous f\nlary \ of $50,930 n year ,
but ho could easily do it if ho woulu
apply the pruning kulfo freely to the
top branches. Cutting away the under
brush will not fully accomplish Iho ob
ject. But Mr. Potter promises to cut
wide and deep , and his ability to do this
constitutes no inconsiderable part of his
reputation as a railroad manager.
GEOUOE FnXxcis THAIS lays much
stress on the fact tiat ( the Omaha papers
are all as silent as n grave yard about
the cloud whichthh , psycho visionary im
agines lo bo hanging over a largo sccllou
of this city by reason of the interest
which ho claims to still retain in the title
to the traol formerly known as Tram
town. This cloud is * invisible to the
naked eye at this point and that chiclly
accounts for the silence of the Omaha
papers. Omaha owes a debt of gratitude
to licorgo Francis Train for his efforts
to boom this city in Iho early days , but
debts of gratitude are not negotiable as
collateral on Wall street or nt any other
mercantile oxehango.
THE sp ccch delivered by ox-Senator
VnnWyckon the Fourth of July , at
Wakefiold , and printed in another col
umn , shows that Mr. Van Wyck yet re
mains the foe of corporations has bonsi-
bio Ideas and possesses the courage to
maintain them. It can no longer bo
claimed thai his utlcranccs are the va-
porings of a demagogue. Tried and not
found wanting in his high position of
trust and honor , for six years ho battled
for the people fearlessly and courageous
ly waging his war upon the moniod kings
and monopoly power. As strong in de
feat as in success , ho continuses his good
work in favor of the toiling masses.
A IMTKON of the Br.E wants to know
what its editor had in mind when ho de
clared before Iho Pacific railroad com
mission Ihnl from llio Omaha standpoint
it might bo of advantage to let inflation
and extravagance continue 111 Union Pa
cific management indefinitely. Wo will
cheerfully explain. The editor had in
mind an item of $293 for a burial casket
which appears on Ihe Union Pacilic
ledger as paid lo an Omaha undertaking
firm , whose senior partner is also coroner
of Douglas county. Thnt was a rather
gorgeous casket , r some poor follow
who had been mangled by the cars.
INASMUCH as the power of the courts
has been invoked to set aside the adver-
lising conlract which Cadet Taylor
pulled through the council by Sharp
practice , the BEE , \vill not pursue the
controversy beyond repenting that the
job was conceived in iniquity and
brought forth by fraud.
THE board of public works deserves
credit for refusing to approve claims for
street sweeping trumped up by the con-
traclors without pioof ; that the work had
been done. The street-sweeping extras
allowed by the last boaul were an impo
MK. BLACKISUUN gets off with n very
mild reprimand. But the public will
still continue to believe that somehow he
had his fingers in Ihe unexplained half of
that $1,000 pie.
Nebraska Jottings.
A § 10,000 holel is going up at Randolph ,
Cedar county.
Kearney lias contraclcd for n 2,000 fool
prospecl hole , hoping lo slrike nnlural
gas.Tho Hastings bas ball club has pur
chased the Leavenworth nine and f i an- , and expect , to play ball in the neai
Grand Island has nn off-color case ot
hand. A laundry girl gave birth to c
babe whoso father is a mulatto porter it :
a livery stable. Neither had Iho ncce.S'
sary legal permit , and the authorities
propose to enforce a wedding.
A circus lemonade peddler suddenly
came to grief and death near Beatrice
last Sunday. The coroner's- jury wen
unable to determine whether ho dranl
lemonade of his own vintage or dosci
himself with aconite.
A Fremont doctor captured a burglai
in his house , compelled him te unloat
the boodle in his pocket , and puni&hei.
the Intruder by lilling him with sprin <
chicken pie. Hopes are entertained o
his recovery.
Andrew Frost nnd his nephew Heir
Frost were crossing a bridge spanning
Ihu Klkhorn north of Hooper , when tin
structure fell under them , precipitatin <
them i into the current twenty feet below
Neither was badly injured. The Scribne
News says : "The bridge is a new one
having been completed but a few months
and Is another evidence ot the maiii
mcasley impositions imposed upon tin
taxpayers of Dodge county by the honn
of bloated sharks thai infest her capital. '
Saturday's storm in Grand Island wn :
a furious ono. Lightning struck tin
residence of W. 11. Qulllan and per
formed some queer capers. Airs. Quillai
and her two children , being frightonci :
by the fury of the storm , bat down on th' '
lloor in the middle of Iho room. The bol
> struck the house and made the circuit o
' the walls , scattered splinters and plnsto
ii on the family group , dishes in the side
1 board were shattered , nnd pictures in th
1t 1s adjoining room riddled. 'I ho bolt struel
t within four feet of the mother and cliil
dron , and they escaped unjurml.
" The celebration at Blair _ was a gram
success. The two very largo park
e wilnin the city limits wcro complete ! ;
1 thronged from 0 o'clock in the mornlnj
1S 1o until U at night. It was estimated liter
were 0,000 strangers or non-rcsidnnts o
the city present. All enjoyed thomsolvc
to the utmost no convplaint.s. no lights
and very little drunkenness. The oiil
disappointment of the day was the fail
tire of Indians to appear. They posi
lively agreed lo comeand soul a lokci
or pledge in llio way "of an unflnishei
pipa lo that effect , nud their failure t
appear was quite a disappointment. ;
beautiful ling wrs presented to each o
the Cumming City and Uichlaml prc
cincls for largo delegations. Those win
came from Iowa andf had never seoi
Blair were delightcd vilh ils many beau
liful parks and shade Irccs , and the general
oral tidy and handsome appearance ot th
place , covering as it doVs nearly two see
lions of land , bounded by shade tree
and parks , with it.s many beautiful resl
donees. Blair is indeed a healthy place
and is enjoying at this lime a good
healthy growth.
A prominent Bcllovuo college sludenl
atllicted with dudish airs nud nnglo
cockney drawl , slruck Iho nrmy barbe
r l llio rillo range reccnlly mm called out
"Ah , say-ah , cawn'l you give mo a rub
I cawn't geow to Omoliow with thi
nawsty beard , don't ye kneow. " Thoac
commodating barber wheeled into lin
atonco , perched Iho dude on a ricket ;
stool , nilU craned hie neck on the stock n
n rifle. A section of an army blauko
was rammed inside hit collar , and
lather of soap and tobacco juice spreai
on thick. An ancient corn razor will
teeth likoa hayrnko was brought out am
bOned on a convenient tree stump. irist )
ling wllh suppressed delight the barber
gripped his vlullm by the throat
ami nostrils nnd with one
might v swipe tore n smooth
spot on his right check. Yells of pain
nnd anguish instantly rose above Iho bus-
lie of the camp and grew in strength as
Iho job progressed. The barber hung on
ns If promotion depended upon his sue- ,
cess. Ho lightened his grip on Iho jaw
nnd colinredhls vlclim's feet between his
knees. In this position ho snwcd with
increased vigor , plowing huge furrows
In the skin nnd tearing up the slender ,
downy fibres by the rools. The lob was
completed to the satisfaction of Iho bar
ber in eighteen minutes nnd Ihe dude
permitted to depart in an almosphcro of
painful profanity , Ho forgot to settle
the bill.
lawn IteniR.
There are 27,1-13 head of catllo In Scolt
All stale Institutions will hereafter bo
required lo make monthly reports to the
governor. *
A wire nail factory , with n capacity of
25,000 kegs pur annum , is in expectancy
at Dubuquo.
The Young Men's Business nssocintlon
has been formed in Keokuk , the object
of which is the advancement and pro
motion of the commercial and manu
facturing intcresls of Keokuk.
The niuRcoltu of the De.s Molncs base
ball club gives half his salary to the
heathen. Ho is n favorite of the secre
tary and every time the club scores n
game ho hits the till lor $3 and sends it
to the missionaries.
The DCS Moines Lender lias hcon Irans-
forred lo n new stock company , repre
senting about $16,000. of which Messrs.
Oil-son , Xeigler and Watts , of that city ,
P. G. Hallingall , of Ottumwa. and Hon.
Moses Bloom , of Iowa City , are the prin
cipal stockholders.
A chceso and butler factory is to bo
stnrled at or near Buffalo.
The assessed valuation of Cheyenne
property is about 1,000,000.
The Cheycnno & Northern railroad will
strike Douglas before winter.
The Cheycnno land olline turned into
Ihe national treasury $ U < J,000 in Iho last
three months.
Crops in the vicinity of Douglas arc
looking well. The experiment of farm
ing without irrigation has proved n grcnt
success thus far.
Work nt the Union Pacific shops in
Cheyenne has increased 80 per cent
within the past month. About 120 men
arc employed In and about Ihe shops.
A school house is being creeled on the
site of old Kort C. F. Smith , on the Big
Horn , for the Crow Indians. Under the
direction of Agent Williamson ICO dwell
ings for Iho Indians are to bo built this
Some of the ranchmen north of Chcy-
eniio will very Keen commence culling
their liny which will not bo very heavy on
the uplands and plateaus. In the val
leys and along llio creeks it will bo heavy ,
iowever , nnd of an excellent quality.
Articles of Incorporation of the East
ern Wvoming railroad company have
been filed in Laramie county , with Ihe
avowed purpose of building from an east
ern connection westward through Carbon
and Swcclwalor. The Boomerang says
it is the Chicago , Burlington & Quincy ,
and is going to Salt Lake ,
A remarkable phenomena was visible
at Iron Mountain on Tuesday night , last
ing several hours. Vivid flashes of
lightning played continually about the
mountain , in fact electricity cavorted
around in a go-as-you-please fashion cal
culated to make cacn particular hair
stand on end. There is no doubt that the
magnetic iron ore is tnc cause of llieso
electrical displays in Ihnt vicinity.
lha llobato Wrong.
Denver llcinMtean.
One very important fact to bear in
mind in nil discussions of the rebate
wrong is that rebates nro only made pos
sible by extortionate railway rates.
Neither the Union Pacific nor any
other railway company would pay re
bates to favored shippers , if it t'id not
charge tlio general run of its patrons
more than it .should.
In ev cry case ot rebates that has come
within our knowledge the rate charged
Iho recipient of the rebate was fully as
high as the open rate for all customers
shbu Id , have been.
The wrong was not in nl wing re
bate lo a tow , bul in not making the se
cretly cut rnte an open ono free to all
It is undoubtedly a fact that without
rebates tlio great enterprises which con-
trivcd lo get them could not have ren
dered the piiuho service in the west ,
which they have rendered , but it is
equally true that ho railway managers
had no right either legal or moral to
make fish of one and ileMi of another in
this matter.
A double wrong was inflicted by the
rebalu policy. It gave secret and'great
advantages to n few nnd it inndn leading
business men who were benefited by it ,
_ less useful than they should have bei-n in
'moulding public opinion to compel the
transportation companies to deal fairly
by all their patrons. Under the inter-
stale commerce law , which by tlio way is
a great public blessing , the rebate sys
tem is abolished but the great evil of ex
cessive rates which made llio rebate sys
tem possible is still ruinous in the wcsl
and especially in Colorado.
Wo defy any man lo show us why it
should cost from two * o three times as
much to move a c-ir load or train load of
freight or passengers between Denver
and Omaha as between Omaha and Chi-
engo. Kxcessivo charges are main
tained in the wesl simply be
cause the railway managers doing
business west of the Missouri river have
ngreed and combined to pursue a hands
up policy in this region and in pursuance
of that "corrupt conspiracy have issued
wholesale bribery lo defeat honest legis
lation designed to protect the public m-
The Union Paeitic managers have been
exposed by the commission rcrcalcd by
law , but the managers of the Burlington
are just as bad as the Union 1'ueilie men.
The press ot the west should unite in
educating public opinion to demand a
change o ( policy on the part of the rail
roads , and now thai Iho bribery of the
pass system has been forbidden by the
inter-state law , there is hope that this
will bo done. Of course , newspapers
which depend for a living on the job
office pntrouage of the railroads will nol
( lore lo call their souls their own in tins
matter , but the good work can bo done
without their aid and in spilo of their
corrupt opposition.
Flrbt Incineration nfnti Adult Auln-
Cincinnati Commereinl-Ga/.etlo : The incineration of the body of an adult
in this city took placeat the Cincinnati
crematory yesterday afternoon. The
subject was Dominick Stein brauer , whu
died at the hospital on Tuesday of severe
injuries received at Gerke'a brewery by
being burned while painting the msldu
of n largo vat. No one wus in the imme
diate vicinity when Ihe accident oc
curred , but the coroner's inquest devel
oped the faat that tha fire which resulted
in his donth was occasioned by having n
burning lamp near a bucket of varnish
which ho had been using , The crema
tion took plucu ut the requcrit of his
widow , who has decided lo return to
Switzerland , where she and her husband
wore born , nndjShb decided to take the
ashes with her.
The occasion was regarded as nn im
portant one , especially by the bo..rd ol
director * , of thu crematory , us it would
give an indication of the capacities of
the furnnco. Tha crematory is nt present
far from being complete In details , and
the directors regarded this cremations
more as an experimental operation than
as a public test as It Is their Intention to
present a full exhibition of the mode to
bo employed In consuming bodies when
the crematory is finished. As it now Is ,
ho surroundings are crude , and the un-
inished condition of things Is not attrac
tive , bul Iho directors say all this will bo
remedied in time , nnd Iho crematory will
je the popular mode of disposing of Iho
jodics of the dead.
The fires wcro lighted In the furnace
about 10 o'clock yesterday morning , nnd
the heat registered 20Xa ( ) Fahrenheit
when the body arrived , which was about
3 o'clock.
It was brought out in a hoarse and In
closed in a plain pine coflin , painted
ilnck , nnd without any ornaments. The
funeral attendants were the widow of the
deceased nnd n few friends , who came in
carriages. Quito number had col
lected , including the board of directors
nnd invited spectators , including two or
three physicians. A special request had
boon made by the widow that llio crema
tion should bo conducted with the ut
most privacy , nnd in deference to the re
quest only a few wcro allowed in the fur
nace room. The body was lakon from
the hcnrso nnd borne down the impro
vised platform which led to the furnace
room , followed by the friends of the dead
man and those who had received permis
sion to enter. The body had been pre
pared for burial in the ordinary manner ,
nnd was ncnlly dressed. The only
reparation beyond this was wrapping ft
in a largo sheet which had been
thoroughly saturated with alum water.
It was placed upon the ' , erib. " a sorl of
bier made of iron lallicc work , and then
the door of the furnace , which was red
from the heat within , was thrown open
and the crib bearing Iho dead body was
pushed inlo Iho seething , quivering ,
while-hucd lire , and the furnace door
was instantly closed. There was no other
ceremony. The widow stood with her
litllo group of friends around her , and
bore the ordeal with litllo outward sign
of emotion. Mr. Ben Pitlmnn addressed
Iho small concourse in a few pertinent
words , regarding this desirable mode of
disposing of the bodies of the dead ,
which , he said , would soon become nn
honored custom among an intelligent
In about a half hour after the body
had been placed in the retort , the friends
of the dead man withdrew , and Ihn visit
ors present were permitted to look
through the mica-covered peep-hole In
the end of the furnace. The form of the
body was distinctly defined under Iho
alum-saturated cloth , nrnid the flames
that were fiercely lapping up whatever
of human organism that remained.
Mr. Pittmun explained that the form
of the body would thus be preserved
until the last paitlclo had been con
sumed. The body cremated weighed 180
pounds , and as a test case , has proved
satisfactory to Ihe directors of Ihe crema
tory. About two hours were consumed
in the incineration , and at the request of
the widow Ihe ashes will bo delivered lo
her this morning.
To Ilrood Arabian Horses InlAmerlcn.
New Orleans Times-Democrat : Mr.
Robert Hicks Mondlay , of Suffolk , Eng
land , who represents a syndicate of lead
ing English capitalists , is on his way lo
Texas and southern California to inspect
lands there offered for sale. In response
lo questions propounded by the reporter ,
Mr. Mendlay said : "My present mission
is to secureif possiblogrn/.iRg lands that
will bo of the same temperature and
character as those of northern Arnbia.
Several English gentlemen desire to try
the experiment on a Inrgo scale of rear
ing the ] ) iiro Arabian horse on American
hoiK It is said there are portions of
Lower California , Arizona and Texas
whore the same characteristics of soil
nnd climate as obtained in Arabia may be
found. With thoroughbred stallions and
dams , it is believed a race of
horses can bo developed that ,
under the judicious system of training
now in vogue , would excel the original
Arabians in power , endurance and
speed. It stands to renson thnt starting
with Iho samp pure blood , nnd given ad
ditional nutrition in the way of varied
grasses and vegetable food , with a more
salubrious climate and a purer atmos
phere , Ihe breed cannot but prove boiler
than ils original.
"I am nol deprecating our American
stock , but it is the firm belief of some of
the most experienced turfmen of Eng
land that the world hasnovcryct been all
the possibilities that lie in the heels of a
true Arabian. Although there is some
difficulty in securing the best Arabian
blood now , yet money will place Iho
finpsl of Arabia's herds at the disposition
of those who can all'ord the price. Im
provements in transportation in late
years have been so great that there is HG
trouble in having them brought over to
America safely. "
A Terrible Rldo on u llronolio IS'onr
Gold Mountain.
"I have made n mile a minute on horse
back , in the saddle. "
As a grizzled stranger with a quarlzilc
pin made this remark , a silence tell upon
the little group ot turfmen who sat in
the corridor of the Windsor hotel at Den
ver , the other evening. The man who
had just told of driving nn unrecorded
mile in 2:11 : arose deliberately , brushed
the ashes off his cigar , buttoned his over
coat and walked nwny. "I'm a liar my
self. " somebody began.
"Hold on , " said the stranger , "this
isn't a lie. It's a cold , clammy truth ,
and I'll back it with money. "
"Have you the papers for it ? "
"No , nor the judge's affidavits. In
fact , nobody saw it except myself , but if
you will permit me to tell you the cir
cumstances , I'll li'avo U to yourself
whether il isn't n fact. "
"Bla/.o away. "
The group drew closer. Even the man
wiio had walked suspended his con
versation with the hotel clerk and listened
on Ihe quiet. The grlz/.led stranger re
moved u section of tobacco from hh
mouth and began :
"This happened five years ago fast fall.
I was living in Lcadville at the time , but
had mining interests that took me fre
quently into the outlying districts , for a
radius of perhaps a do/.en miles. These
trips I nearly always made on liorsunaek ,
on a tough little broncho , hard-mouthed ,
trained to mountain roads , and capable
of keeping up a jog trot at a pinch for
twenty hours at a stretch. On the occa
sion in question I started very early one
clear , cold morning for a claim 1 owned
on the other side of tint divide , on the
slope of whut is called Gold mountain
you can find it by looking on any map.
To reach il 1 had to first cross Tennessee
park and then wind over a very crooked ,
tortuous trail thai gradually ascended Ic
n pass somewhere above Timber Pine.
II was not more than two miles as the
crow Hies , but nine by the road , owing tc
the frequent zigzagging or tacking made
necessary by the steepness of the range.
"I took things easy , and it was about
noon when 1 reached the claim. 1 had a
couple of men at work there , ate dinner
at their cabin , and then went over to look
at Ihe shaft One has no idea how rapidly
lime passes under-ground , where every
thing is dark , and when I came up 1 was
surprised to find thai it was nearly
o'clock , and the shadows of the pjtinon.s
100 yards off had crawled up to the wind
lass. 1 wns annoyed , too , for there was
n suggestion of snow in the mr , and ihu
ride iteross Tennessee park In u storin ii
well , the less said about It thu belter ,
ho I losl no time m getting into the sad
die , npd pushed rapidly ahead toward
the pass. I had to go quite n distance
before I reached it , and all the Unu
the hK.y grew grayer and grayer , and
presently u few flakes bujjuu to full. I
urged my broncho , and finally bcgnn the
'Thn rend beyond tlio pass led down a
long , straight Incline for about a quarter'
of a mile. This took It to tlio fringes of
timber pine , and then It made a dolour
of pearly two miles to get around n spur
of the rnngo. At thai point I paused.
The Idea occurred lo mo that 1 could
ninko a short cut by going directly over
Ihe spur and striking the trnil on the
other side. The range wns nol particu
larly sleep at this place , but rather a suc
cession of roMeh eminences , nnd llio un
dertaking did not seem to bo accompa
nied by danger. A sudden , raw wind
decided mo. I turned the broncho off
the road and stnrled.
"Tho plan appeared the more feasible
an I advanced. What looked like sleep
ascents nt a distance proved to be gentle
ones , nnd I wns soon pretty nonr across.
The spur wns well wooded with old pine
trees , some of which had rooted as they
lay , and on the far side the docavity extended -
tended down at an oven slope clear to
the vnlloy. where bi rocks and boulders
looked like grains of blasting pow
der , .nnd the rend like a tiny
streak. I remember yet how , between
the tree tops I caught a glimpse of
the park , with the Arkansas river wind
ing through it , nnd the whole thing lookIng -
Ing like some map in my geography.
That was Iho last thing that impressed
itself on 1113- mind before my horse sing-
gored , stumbled , plunged a little , nnd
then came down with a crash , first on his
fore legs nnd then flal on his belly , his
head down hill. I can't readily describe
it , but ho fell in such a wny thnt my right
log , without being crushed or even much
bruised , was twisted in the stirrup strap
and caught fast.
"Right here let mo stop to explain a
circumstance that will enable yon to un
derstand the silualion. Down in Iho val
ley , al the base of ( Sold mountain , was a
saw mill owned by ( Jcorgo Lacy , of Lead-
villo , and extending up from its yard , al
most to timber line , was what is called a
log shoot.Tlus is simply aVshapcd trough ,
largo enough to hold a good sized pine I
trunk , and built solidly against the face ' -
of Ihe mountain. Of course , il has to bo
straight , or nearly so , to permit the logs
to slide down without obstruction ,
and use soon makes the inside
as smooth as glass. Such a contrivance
saved a good deal of hauling , for as the
trees are cut they are dragged over aud
dumped into the trough , and go down to
the yard like a streak of lightning. In
the course of time the pressure will
drive the trough in pretty nearly to the
level of the earth. This wns the case
with the Lacy shoot. Moreover , It had
not been used for about a year , and
pine needles , dend boughs , and other
rubbish had in places almost hidden it
almost from sight. I was well enough
acquainted with the mountains to know ,
the instant my broncho fell , thnt ho
had walked into an old log shoot. I WIIB
not aware of it at the time , but I think
now that that headlong tumble broke his
back then and there , and ho never know
what hurl him.
"It takes a moment for the coolest
head to clear itself in times of unlooked-
for peril , nud long before that moment
hail elapsed the broncho and I worn on
our way to the valley , going faster at
every breath , nothing to stop us , death
ahead nnd the devil's own railroad un
derneath. I was sitting almost erect in
the s.iddle. The leather Haps had twisted
around and kept my legs from rubbin/r /
against the sides of Iho trough , but held
held me like bands of iron. Even had
they not , jumping off would have been
out of the question. 1 have never been
on a toboggan , but I think people who
have will understand why 1 bent all my
energies to holding on. I did not faint
and did nol get di//.y : there was a hid
eous roaring in my ears , n furious wind
seemed all of a sudden tear up themonn-
lain nnd suck the buiath oul of
my mouth , but everything was
deadly clear and distinct. I
could" sec blnck specks grow sud
denly into big pines and then shoot
past me. I could oven see the snow
caught in their needles as they came
whizzing tip. Every instant , through
some clearing , I could see the valley , in
n flash , and orcr it all wns a sickening A.
feeling as though Iho mountain was fall
ing away from mo , nnd I was plunging
out inlo Immeasurable space , bo strong
was this that even now , standing on the
solid granite lloor , I can recall the qualm
and nausea and all support seemed to
give away. Ihe enrth tip up and let mo
fall , fall , fall it felt as if forever. A
muss of rock as largo as this hotel was
beneath mo. As 1 looked il seemed lo
leap Inlo the air like a balloon. There
was a black line of foresl below. 1 shot
through it , us through u tunnel , and out
into llic lighl again. I tiled lo " shut my
eyes. It was impossible. 1 tried to
scroll m. The air had turned to stone.
"I have read that when men are about
to die their lives reel out before them
like a panorama. Mine didn't. All I
could think of wns Iho crash , Ihu bloody
mass of man and horse lying some
where in Ihe valley , and I remember I
was glad , in a wild , cra/.y kind of way ,
that it would be all over In an instant ,
and that it wouldn't hurt me. 1 knew
we must bo nearly there. The trees and
reeks worn indistinguishable , when all
of a sudden a black mass flow up in my
face. 1 felt that I was being beaten.
bruised , and hurled over and over , and w
then everything was still.
"When Iho moon was well un i came
to myself. 1 was lying In a snow drift ,
rubbing at niy head and moaning. Aller
a long lime 1 crawled n hltlu ways , and
then loll down and cried for my very
helplessness. I must have been a little
flighty and heaven knows how I found
my way lo Laey'n mill , a
quarter of a mile bayond ,
but I did somehow , and they car- \j >
ried mn in and sent tor help. You see , \
the old timber hhoot had fallen into de
cay , and some distance above the yard
wns a broken place that saved my lifo.
When wo reached it the dead broncho
jumped the trough nnd the two of us
went sailing and tinning and cavorting
over a field of fresli snow until we struck
into a drift about fiOO yards away. Tlio
broncho had the worst of it , even there ,
for ho kept on going until he struck solid
earth. I brokn three ribs and this arm
m so many different places thai thu doe-
tor wanted to cut it off and be done with
it. What ] Hi//.led the mill men most was
that my legs escaped , but tlm saddle
flaps were worn to fringe , and I suppose
that explains It. From the point where I
started to the break was over two miles ,
and the old hnnds there said logs used to
make it lo = s than Iwo minutes. I had no
stop-watch , but I'll bnuk' myself against
any log that ever made the trip. "
Visor ami Vitality
Are quickly given to every part of the
body by Hood's S.irsapariFla. Thai tired
feeling is entirely overcome. The blood .
is puriliud , enriched and vituli/.ed , and
carries health instead ot disease lo every
oigan. The oloinach is toned and
strengthened , tin1 appetite restored , Tim
kidneys and liver are roused and invig
orated. The brain is refreshed , the mind
made clear and ready for work. Try it.
Tim Only AVoiunn K ir llio Ooofislnn.
Detroit Free I'ress : Only a girl who has *
run a typo-writer at ? l per week and
finally marries her employer , can enter n
dry jroods store anil paraly/.im hidy clerk
receiving ? ii per week. It's no use for a
millionaire's wife to try it.
Bourbon whisky.
Hello of ten-year-old
A v/iiio-glassfiil taken before muils will
aid the weakest Momiieh to properly as
similate food nnd build up the .strength.
Sold c\crywhere 1'JO quart bottle ,
UY-AN MiB. Aiinlu lljun , wife of
ftyaii. ill llio inuilly ittsidrnra in tiuutU
Omaha , at 10 a. in. July 8. '
fuucnd uulicu uereatluu