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a Manitoba wave rolls over this
section of the country pretty soon , Omaha
is liable to lose its reputation as u sum
mer resort.
IT Is gratifying to know that Colonel
Dan Lament was not compelled to send
out an olllcial denial of tbo accident to
the president's train.
PUE.SIDKNT CIEVKIANI > haa hadnlucky
cscapo in a railroad accident. IIu won't
be so lucky in 1888. Tlio republican en
gine will knock him clear oft'the track.
IN the absence of any startling information
mation regarding the war situation In the
cast , wo stop the presses long enough to
reiterate that the Omaha base ball club
won a game on Saturday.
Tun people down in Nuckolls county
are evidently possessed of the improved
custom of dealing out justice to murder
ers. The lynching of the man Coonnid ,
who murdered Farmer Sullenwas
, -was per
formed with neatness and dispatch.
Ex-GovEKNOK FobTnn of Ohio having
allowed it to bo publicly proclaimed that
ho thinks Sherman u better man to nom
inate than Blaiue , it will bo well for the
friends of the former to keep a vigilant
watch on the future movements of Mr.
JAY GOULD'S son Edward , aged twenty-
one , has just made $50,000 in Wall street
by selling 10,000 shares of Western
Union , and ho is at once credited with
being a very bright young man. It
strikes us that a ten-year old boy could
huvo done the same thing by means of
"pointers" from "tho old man" Gould.
IT would bo a good plan to beautify
nnd adorn and otherwise render attrac
tive the parks wo now have before we got
any more , With a judicious expenditure
of a reasonable amount of money cTcry
yrar Haneom park could easily bo made
one of the most beautiful spots in tlio
country. It Is a shame that it is neglected
nnd allowed to return to its original con
dition simply a grovo.
IT makes little dilVerenco to what polit
ical party defaulter Harry , of the treas
ury department , belonged. What is
wanted in the treasury is a system of
carrying on the business of the govern
ment where fraud can not bo perpetrated.
If there la any place in this broad dominion -
, minion where business principles and
methods are not employed it is thu treas
ury department at Washington.
THU Nebraska state firemen's associa
tion , which is to bo held this week at
Kearney , promises to bo an enthusiastic
success. All the larger towns in Nebraska -
ka , as well as quito a number of the
smaller ones , have well-equipped lire de
partments. The representation of lire-
men will consequently bo quito numer
ous. The contests between the various
towns will no doubt bo very exciting as
the money prizes are sulliciently largo to
induce them to make their very best
cQ'orts. Those who visit Kearney on this
occasion will see ono of tlio ( inust towns
in the west , and they will bo cordially
welcomed and entertained by her hos
pitable citizens.
A coMi'KKUKKdiVR plan of geological
survey for the present Usual year has
been submitted by Major Powell , di
rector , to the secretary of the interior for
approval. All the important work that
has been entered upon will bo continued ,
and some additional Investigation is pro
posed. As a part of this work none is
more interesting than the survey iu the
rich mountain region of Colorado , and
in what promises to be an Important
coal , petroleum and natural gas field in
the near future in Montana ) There ap
pears to bo no doubt that this territory is
' rchly { supplied with these involuable re
sources , which if developed to the prom
ised extent must in a few years attracl
to it great wealth and a large popula
tlon. This gives strong incentive for a
vigorous exploration , and as the work i'
now In charge of Dr. Peulo , tin
veteran explorer , Dr. Hayden hay
_ , Imj retired because of falling
, health , it is expected to be. pushed witt
great energy und zeal. The results o
explorations in the Koqky mountain re
gion l.yina within Colorado have- beet
' important und of most encouraging
I , promise , and it is intended to piuu the
I * . work la that .quarter. . ' ' . ' ,
The Utah State Movement.
The action of tho. constitutional conven
tion of Utah , recently hold , haa attracted
widespread attention , and the move
ment it inaugurated for giving the terri
tory statehood Is receiving extended dis
cussion by the press. Very generally
this is not favorable to the movement ,
notwithstanding the fact that the con
vention took what upon Its face Is a most
distinct and positive attitude against big
amy and polygamy. Kach of tlieso prac
tices is declared by a section of the con
stitution adopted to be a misdemeanor
and is forbidden , severe penalties being
prescribed for a violation of this section.
In order apparently to more forcibly at
test tiio sincerity of the convention , com
posed , it should be said , wholly
of Mormons , it is provided
that the section shall bo
operative without the aid of legislation ,
hat the offenses prohibited by It shall
not bo barred by any statute of limitation
within three years after their commis
sion , and that the power of pardon shall
lot extend thereto until approved by the
president of the United States. It is
'urther provided that this section shall
not bo amended , revised or in any way
changed without the approval and ratili-
oation of congress , which shall bo pro
claimed by the president , and if not so
ratiliud and proclaimed the section shall
remain perpetual.
But this seemingly plain and straight
forward action , which on its face does
lot suggest anything in reserve , is de
clared by the Geutilo population of Utah
to bo a trick , and this view is generally ac
cepted. It is maintained that since such
iiu altitude is wholly inconsistent with a
chief tenet of the Merman church its
assumption by members of that church
nnnot bo regarded as sincere , those
telling it believing that as soon as state
hood should be secured tlio constitutional
provision could bo disregarded by the
Mormon officials who would bo in tlio
control of all departments in the state
government , the national government
being then powerless to interfere. Pri
vate expressions of members of the con
vention are quoted to sustain this view ,
and the general spirit and policy of the
church are cited to show that no confi
dence whatever can bo placed in any
thing proceeding from or directed by
that influence , it is said that the car
dinal object of the church is to secure
political power , for which purpose it is
ready to make any promises or conces
sions that may bo asked , but
having obtained which , it will keep its
agreements only so far as its interests
require it should. The non-Mormons
having declined to take nny part in the
convention , the results are naturally as
sumed to have boon directed by the
church authorities.
It is quite possible that there is some
warrant for the distrust with which the
action of the convention has been re
ceived , but it may fairly bo doubted
whether in dealing with the question of
the admission of Utah as a state congress -
gross should bo asked to go below plain
and palpable facts to seek out possible
motives , or bo required to consider as
sumed designs which are as likely not to
have as to have existed , [ t is possi
ble to bo to the last rational degree
greo hostile to the whole system
and policy of the Mormon church and
yet see that there might be circumstances
under which congress , following the well
defined line of its constitutional duty ,
might not properly take cognizance of
these. The duty of congress is to admit
to statehood any territory having a sufll-
cieut poulatlon for the election of a rep
resentative in congress , when a majority
of the people of such territory ask to be
admitted , tlio only condition required
by the constitution being that "tho
United States shall guarantee to every
state in this union a republican form of
government. " This condition is undeni
ably political , and unless it could be
shown that the conduct and policy of the
Mormon church are unrcpublican
congress would doubtless hesitate to
create a precedent by making them n
reason for refusing statehood , aa the
gentiles of Utah demand. If plural mar
riages arc unrcpublican , as well as un
christian , the people who support that
system cannot bo given the rights of
citizenship under a state organization ; if
they are simply the latter they cannot
properly have any weight in determin
ing the question of statehood.
With regard to what might follow
statehood in the case of Utah , that is a
matter which must take care ot itself ,
subject to the operation of the forces and
influences which the now order ot things
would inevitably produce , or which are
certain to come in time. The idea that
the government Is at all likely to bo
tricked to its ombarrasmcnt or disad
vantage by a few thousand Mor
mons who are opposed by 00,000-
000 of people is 01 e that a ,
little calm reflection is likely to dismiss
as bordering on the ridiculous. It might
happen that for a brief time the Mor
mon control in tlio state government
would tolerate a lax execution of the
fundamental law against bigamy and
polygamy , but at best their power would
not bo long continued , while it is not im
probable that those people , who * nt least
seem not to bo entirely fools , would see
for very potent reasons it would be
wiser to respect the compact they had
themselves drawn. In any event wo
cannot see any good ground for the ex
aggerated fears which the Gentile popu
lation of Utah and those who echo them
profess to entertain in this matter. In
othur words , we do not think tlio nation
would bo In an.v serious danger from
tho. few thousand Mormons in Utah in
case they become citizens of a state in
stead of a territory.
The question of making Utah a state
will , however , Do immediately influenced
moro by considerations of policy than of
equity. If the democrats conclude that
they cannot justly continue to deny state
hood to Dakota they probably will not
hesitate to make a trade that will give
them Utah , and perhaps the republicans
would not rojoot u proposition of this
kind. The Mormons evidently see this
opportunity and are preparing to take
adrantago of it.
Snu Krniiolsco and Omaha.
San Frunoifcco wants a nyw postolTice ,
but it does not want It bad enough to
raise a bonus for Uncle Sam. At the last
session of congress $350,000 was appro ,
printed for a postotlico site in the Cali
fornia metropolis. Commissioners were
appointed to invite proposals ro n prop
erty owners on the principal business
streets for a piece , of ground having a
fr.outagu.oi 373 feet. . , Wheu the Lour sot
for opening Iho bids had arrived
not a single proposal had been received.
The reason for this lack of interest on
the part of San Francisco property own
ers Is tersely stated by the Call of that
city as followsi
That munificent appropriation of ESTjO.COO ,
which Cleveland thoueht would bo snapped
up as a hungry Adirondack trout snaps nt a
lly , Is not such a ureat pile , after all. Fifty-
yard lots are still linn , with an upward tou-
doncy. The commissioners advertised for
bids and did not get them , and tlio necessary
conclusion Is that the amount of money of
fered for the site Is entirely too small.
* * * * * * * * * *
If wo are to have a nowpostofllco , conprcss
will have to try again and Increase the limit
of prlro for the site.
This experience will convince the president
that San Francisco property has an appre
ciable market value nud that there Is no
great amount of speculation In llfty-yards at
8350,000 , Inasmuch as property is selling on
Market street at from S2,500 to 84,300 a front
foot , tlieru3h | to sell Uncle Sam 275 feet front
for 5350,000 has not yet become apparent , nor
is the government apt to be overwhelmed
with bids on these terms ,
# * # *
Philadelphia got a Sl.000,000 for her post-
ofllco site aufl there Is no piobablllty that
any available or proper place , of sufliclent
al/e , can bo bought hero under 000,000 or
8700,000. It might just as well bo realized
now as at any othur time that Sail Francisco
has ceased to boa vlllaco and has become a
city , and tliat she Is lully entitled to the
same consideration at ( lie hands of tlio fed
eral government which other cities in the
Unitoil States receive.
Tiiis is indeed suggestive , parties in
Omaha who have so persistently urged
the council to donate Jetlerson square
for a postolllcc site on the strength of
representation that tlio general govern
ment would never purchase grounds
for a public building will now realize
that such generosity is entirely uncalled
Omaha is not as largo as San Francisco ,
but she is entitled to tlio same considera
tion in the matter of federal buildings.
If the government desires a new post-
oflico site at Omoha it can be secured for
less than . < 350,000.
The probabilities are that the present
site will bo ample and the building will
be enlarged at an early date.
Paying the Debt.
The honesty of the American people
has been abundantly vindicated by tlio
policy that has been pursued in paying
off tlio war debt. More than fifteen hun
dred millions of dollars have been paid
since thu rebellion ended , the reduction
of tlio interest-bearing debt last year
amounting to 1121,000,000. This splendid
record luus placed the credit of the nation
as high as that of any other country , and
every citi/.en of the country is justly
proud of it.
All the redeemable bonds having been
called in , there was fair promise that for
the next four years there would bo a ces
sation of debt paying , and that mean
while the people could bo relieved of a
part of tlio tax burden which they are
carrying. There is very great need of
this , and there is no urgency for any now
Hellenics to reduce the debt , lint there is
a class of financiers who have grown into
the belief ahut nothing is so essential to
national prosperity as to pay the war
debt , and they would load just as much
of this as possible on the present genera
tion. Some ono of these has'como for
ward with a proposition for a refunding
scheme of some Kind which will leave a
quota of bonds optional for payment
each year , and as congress is always full
of men who are eager to figure TIS finan
ciers , doubtless this proposition will receive -
ceivo the attention of some such.
It would certainly seem that the gov
ernment should take the rest m the mat
ter of debt-paying which it can justly do
under Us contract with its creditors , ami
use the opportunity for cutting
down the war taxes. The bondholders
are not anxious to ba relieved of their in
vestments , and if they were the interests
of the masses of the people who are not
bondholders should be first consulted.
The war taxes must conu down , and
anything that comes in tlio way of this
consummation must bo swept out of the
way. There is no good reason why the
next generation , which will share all the
benefits ot the preserved union , should
not pay its fair proportion of the cost.
We can go on paying the debt according
to contract , but there is no necessity for
any expedients that will load additional
obligations in thu present.
Tnr.KK is very little probability that
the effort of a San Francisco editor to
bog in Governor Stanford for presidential
honors will receive anything more than
the merest passing attention. The vir
tues which the editor claims for the gov
ernor do not necessarily mate him avail
able as the candidate of the republican
party next year , chiolly by reason of the
fact that liberality witli money largely
obtained by most questionable means
could not bo made useful for campaign
purposes with the masses of the republi
can party and the votars of the country
generally. The inquiry which the oppo
sition would certainly make as to the
methods by which Governor Stanford se
cured ills wealth would result in disclos
ure which it would bo found quito impos
sible to explain awav. The republican
party would simply invite disastrous de
feat by putting forward such a man as
its standard bearer. If it lias reached
the point when it must have a plutocrat
for Us presidential candidate , it should by
all means select some one whose millions
have not been secured by methods which
honest people cannot approve. Governor
Stanford id not of this class.
Itnncwing the Assault. *
The strife orer Chief of Police Seavoy
has again been renewed. The assault on
the chief comes from the same old com
bine , The pretext is a petition and reso
lution numerously signed by Grand
Army of the itepublic veterans ana sol
diers , endorsing the appointment o
Sonvey and commending the mayor am
the fire and police commissioners for BUR
taining him. The petition is denounce !
as a piece of ImposUiro.aud an onslaugh
is made on Soavey for alleged miscon
duct as a Mason while in California
This Is followed up by a demand that the
council take stops to uunisli him for per
aonating a police oillcor.
For our part we fail to FOG how the
veterans' petition can affect the standing
of Seavcy ns u police olllcer one way or
the other. Whtlo it Is true that the names
of many of the signers are not to ba
found In the city directory , the list com
prises some of thu best known and res
pected ox-army oillcc-rs and volunteer
Tbego veterans hare ft right to endorse
Scuvoy as chief , but the fact has no boar
ng on his fitness.for the placo. Stripped
of all side Issues Mr. Seavoy is legally
nnd in fact chief of police. Ho has been
duly appointed 'by' ' the police and lire
commission which has exclusive author-
ty to make the appointments. Seavoy
ms the same right to personate thu chlej
of police as Mr. Howard Smith has to
icrsonatc the secretary of the police and
ire commission. It was the duty nud
> rovlnce of the commission to ascertain
whether Seavoy was qualified for the
ilaco before they Wide the appointment.
They cannot no\y displace him oxccpt
upon charges of neglect of duty , inotll-
clency or malfeasance in olllco. The city
council can lake no stops to displace
Seavoy , They have no control over the
police , nnd are not respon
sible for IU government. All they
can do is what nny citizen
nay do , prefer charges against him be
fore the police commission.
The core of this tiresome controversy
s that the charges of immoral conduct
against Scavey would have ofl'ect upon
ho better classes of the community , if
they did not originate with a gang which
s notorously in bad odor nnd disrepute.
Tun boom of Governor Hill , of Now
York , for the presidency lias taken on
new lifo. It is assorted iu that state that
tlio friends af Hill are at work openly in
opposition to the re-nomination of Presi
dent Cleveland. It Is nrgued that the
lag upldodo und the president's declina
tion to go to St. Louis has already done
much to weaken him in New York as
well as in many other parts of the north.
[ f thn New York convention to select del
egates to the national convention was
lield at the present time there can hardly
bo a doubt but a large majority of the
representatives throughout the stale
would bo found advocating the nomina
tion of Hill over Cleveland. At present
tlu'ro is no enthusiasm in the kmpiro
state for Cleveland while there is any
amount of it for Hill. Governor Hill is
more upon the order of a small bore pol
itician than a man of much breadth of
itleas , nnd it might bo that ho would bo
the weaker candidate of the two.
Tin : Hcv. Dr. Savldgo delivered a very
able sermon yesterday to the industrious
young clothing gontli'inen who earn
and are certainly entitled to a half
day's holiday out of seven. The Dr.
should next try his hand on the grand
army of able bodied citizens who loiter
upon the street cornori six days and n
half out of seven.
THE oat meal monopoly.which appears
to have become pretty firmly established
in this country , threatens to extend to
Canada A movement is on foot there to
organize for co-operation with American
manufacturers iii regulating the product
and prices. This is the sort of commer
cial union which cannot be commended.
BOSTON is becoming quite English in
the extreme. Tlio city has purchased
155,000 Gladstone bricks to bo used on
the new court house , the bricks coining
from the kilns of the "grand old man. "
This may bo considered "specimnn
brick" as to how Boston can ape the
THAT fraudulent printing contract was
signed and scaled , but it has not been
delivered yet.
KdKorH Jiuvo
llnttnii Cnwicr.
Has there not been enough of this talk
concerning the relation of editors to
would-be contributors 1 An editor is a
man who buys literary work. Why is he
not at liberty to buy what he pleascs.and
to leave what ho pleases , just as a person
purchasing calico may tuke or leave what
lie will ? That an editor does not want a
manuscript is always reason enough why
he should not take it , und ho is no more
bound to examine what is sent to him if
he doe.s not than a customer is
bound to examine every piece of goods in
tin1 store. There is too much sentimen
tality mixed witli what is n
matter of business , und every un
trained fledgling scribbling nonsense
feels that ho has a moral right
to demand that the editor to whom ho
scucls his trash shall waste time examin
ing it. Tlio editor is undur no obliga
tions of this sort whatever. Asa mutter
of fact , an editor usually docs examine
Vrolty carefully thu manusuriptsent him ,
but he does it for his own benefit and at
his own will , not to oblige the writers or
to ( Hseliargt ) any obligation , real or
fancied , toward them. Authors , actual
or would-bu , would save themselves
much heart burning and bitterness if
they could once got this principle firmly
into their heads , and cease to fancy all
sorts of wild and absurd wrongs , which
not only do not exist , but which could
have no basis of existence. Authors have ,
of course , their inalienable rignts of being
honestly nnd courteously dealt with , if
they are dealt with at all , but they have
no sort of claim that any editor who has
not made proposals to them shall givn
any attention whatever to them if ho is
not inclined to.
Serious Clint-cos AmUnst Railroads.
Cki'rtwil foaikr.
There is no doubt that some of the rail
roads are gradually growing indillerent
to such portions of tlio inter-state com
merce law as do not suit them. Two or
three have decided to ignore the long and
short haul clause at competitive points ,
ou the ground that thu "conditions and
circumstances" are not substantailly
similar to those OMstmg nt other
places , and the Chicago & Grand
Trunk has been giving commer
cial travelers specluj rates , in defiance -
fiance of the section pf the law forbid
ding discrimination. The defense of the
company us that the o patrons deserve
lower rates because ot thu inferior ac
commodations theyput up with on cer
tain occasions and uecanse of the largo
amount of business which they bring to
the railroads. The saiue excuse must be
given for discrimination iu favor of
heavy shippers , and , if th'j law can be
nullified for such Reasons it is of
little account. The , most extraor
dinary violation af this tatuto which has
yet been charged ngaijist any road is
said to have been committed by the St.
Paul , Minneapolis & Manitoba line , in
the vicinity of St. Thomas , DUK. It la
alleged that the farmers of that section
are refused cars to ship their wheat un
less they soil It to a certain elevator com
pany and that by the use of passes as
freely ns before the passage of the
interstate law the railroad has
succeeded in mu/.zling the local
press. This picture may bo over
drawn , but the farmers evidently make
it in good faith , and thu case should be
vigorously investigated at oncu , If any
railroad company in the country is
guilty of such infamous wrongs it scould
be mniloto sullur the full penalty of tbo
law , and If thu common carriers nra not
careful they will get into hotter water
than thuy have ever felt ynt. The pres
ent lnter-sato commerce law may bo in-
oflloiont , but one can bo passed thai will
do the work intended. . '
, Kcnrncy has n real estnlo boom.
Sownrd's caunory is in operation.
Hebron has a Masonic hall under way.
Wlsner'a now rolling mill has
startcil up.
A current event in O'Neill a our rent
by lightning.
Lightning rousted n inulo nnd a steer
nt Stromsburg.
Norfolk Is trying to resurrect a street
railway company.
Fremont expects soon to enjoy calls
from mail carriers.
A nnturnl cyclone cnvo has been dis
covered rr Vork.
The dog killer is scuttling useless
bnrks In West Point.
Lightning is turning in considerable
business to tlio coroners.
The Elkhorn Valley road Is fifteen
miles away from Soward.
lit. Rev. Bishop O'Connor has dedi
cated a church at Atkinson.
West Point continues to bank on the
building of thu Milwaukee road ( rom
Tlio work of grading for the stock
yards and Hacking house tins commenced
ul Fremont.
George Hapon , aged twenty-eight , wns
nnilcd to the roof of n house in Lodge
Polo by lightning.
Members of the Fremont Silver Corset
bund are strictly forbidden to chow gum
during dress reheursuls ,
Ligiitning killed three horses and
burned a barn belonging to Leo Woods ,
near O'Neill lust Monday.
Willie Bonning , a David City lad , gave
up a leg while playing brakesman in the
Northwestern railroad yards.
Charles Searlcs , a switchman , wns in
stantly killed in the yards at O'Neill.
Thursday. Ho was thirty-eight years of
Another installment of Sioux bueks
from Pine Ridge have started for Kuropc
to join KulTalo Hill nnd whoop up the cf-
fete monurchs of thu east.
Charles Wnterworth , a worthless , Ingrate -
grate son. robbed his mother in Nemalia
county of tlio family horsu , cashed the
animal nnd loft the country.
August Volwlno slipped and fell head
foremost Into a well near Brainrad. His
head was crushed on the rocky walls ,
nnd death was instantaneous.
The shallows murmur not and the
depths are dumb concerning the recent
habitat of Quiu liolianan. The jail
yawns und the gibbet creaks in vain for
an echo.
The Union Pacific company compli
ments the Grand Island fire department
by tendering the members n special train
nnd n free ride to nud from the Kearney
The Wood River Gazette sees wonder
ful benefits growing out of the location
of Armour In Omaha. This means that
Omaha will bo to Nebraska what Chicago
cage has been to Illinois for years.
_ A fool mule in Fremont attempted to
climb a telegraph polo and hang him
self on the wires. His lly brush proved
too briuf for a balance polo , hnd ho was
forced to content himself with the gut
Thu young son of Mrs. B. L. Bador , of
Holt county , went out with an old army
musket loaded for wolvus nnd was
brought homo a corpse. As usual the
bov and the gun arc inseparable only in
A herd of thirty-four horses belonging
to Messrs. Wyatt and Abmgton ,
of Cliuyuiinu county , wuro stolen re
cently , driven to Holt county and sold to
farmers , the thieves realizing a largo
Some heartless or poverty pinched
mother in Hastings dropped her baby on
the doorstop of the Hoglu residence. It
fell to kind hands , and Mr. and Mrs.
1 logic propose to adopt it. The babe is
about three weeks old.
A sportiye bull in Wnyno charged on
the town fire engine while thu machine
was being tested. The boys turned the
hose on the bull's cyo , und after four suc
cessive charges the animal retired to the
liuld thoroughly coolud.
Adam U'uu/.ul , of Dakota county , ha d
two horses and a hired man. The trio
disappeared together and wore insepar
able companions until they fell into the
arms of _ the Shorifl of Wayne. The h. m.
was jailed and the animals pastured.
A reward of ? 300 clean cash will bo
paid by parties in O'Neill for the return
of Oakley Burress , n horse lifter of con
siderable ability. He picked up a band
of ponies , auctioned them oft' and pock
eted thu proceeds without consulting the
Hon. C. 1) . Caper , of the Butler County
Press , has sold a half interest in the
paper to Mutt F. Muury. The new firm
propose to put the Press in the forefront
of country journals and extend its inllu-
encc for good among the producers of
thu state.
Dr. J. L. Goudy , a slightly esteemed
citizen of Richardson county , appeared
in court in Falls Citv last Wednesday to
answer the charge of perjury and horse
lifting. The accomplished and versatile
doclor gavu bonds to appear for trial nt
the next term of the district court'
Springfield , Sarpy county , will have a
constitutional blowout next Friday.
There will bo a street parade and music
by thn band , a salute of 100 anvils and
clanging of bells , a speech by ox-Senator
Van Wyek and a big dinner , races ,
shooting matches ana base bull , a balloon
that won't go up and a display of tire-
A revolting exhibition of human de
pravity developed in Grand Island. A
man named Andruw Flynn was arrested
for public soliciting for hl.s wifu that ho
might live oil'thu proceeds of her degra
dation. The pair arc steeped in deprav
ity and drink , and hail from Kansas.
Flynn was lined $50 and costs and the
woman $10.
A couple of Crete's young dudes at
tempted to play thu detective on a young
woman by assuring her they had "got on
to her racket. " She was dreadfully beared
apparently nud the kids chuckled under
their collars. Nuxt morning's proeeud-
iiign did not warrant much laughter.
Thus kids wuro taken to court anil fined
for their sport.
The Columbus Democrat"Omaha is
destined to lie the meat packing center
of America. Lying at the point most ac
cessible to all of the live stocK territory
of the great west and now having at
tracted thu capital of Armour and others ,
its great future is assured. And thu
growth of tliu metropolis of Nebraska is
a benefit to all the balance of thn state.1
Dixon county has , according to the as
sessors'books , 1,131 horses , 10,710 hnud
of cattle , irx ) mules and asses , 74 ! ) sheep ,
11,087 hogs. The value of personal prop
erty Is placed at 107,7-1 ( i 75 , and of real
$1,071,577. There urn in the county (5,020 (
acres in wheat , 30IDS , in corn. 11,932 in
oats and 33l > 18 m meadow. Thuro are
81,827 fruit trues , 1,70,050 forest trees
and U.-'OU grape vine.- ) ,
A cowardly , cold blooded murder was
committed on the highway between Nel
son and St. Stevens , Nuckolls county ,
last Tuesday. Henry Sully , a young
farmer , recently from Fort Madison ,
Iowa , wliilo returning from Nelson ,
where lie tmd gold a load of hogs , was
shot In the back and instantly killed by
an unknown man who was riding with
him. The niurdorur took Sally's money
und disappeared.
A church sociable and hugging bee. nt
Klk Creek broke up in a row recently.
A withered remnant of n man , aching
for a smack at n sweet .sixteon or thuru--
about. " , blow In fifteen cents unit was
blindfolded , Tlio managers ran his wife
against him and the squeeze ho gave hur
uiudu her back nohe , Whuo. thu baudugo
wns removed and ho discovered the
swindle ho howled like n wlldinausmoto
the manager on the jaw nnd choked the
treasurer till he refunded ,
A sickening Mory of hcnrtlcssncss
comes from Wllber. The Prospect fam
ily , man nnd wifu , living In the southern
part of the town , shamefully abimed the
mother of Mrs. Prospect and cast her out
to starve. The marshal found the old
lady in n stable in a horrible condition-
destitute of clothing , covered with filth ,
nearly starved to death and her limbs
partly eaten by vermin , It is astounding
that a man and woman in good worldly
circumstances could deliberately commit
such n crime a crime that would shame
Satan. Laws are inadequate to punish
such villainous inhumanity.
The Nebraska Signal at Fairmont has
put on n summer suit of the latest pat
tern , nnd comes out n cheery , robust
model of Industry , thrift nnd vigor. The
successful career of the Signal Is n credit
alike to the publisher , Mr. J. B. I'.ra/.el-
ton , nnd the enterprising people of Fnir-
tnont and Flllmoro county. It has been
n vigilant ntul consistent opponent of
monopoly , fought in the ranks of the
people and voiced their sentiments on all
occasions. As a consequence it has re
ceived the solid support of the commun
ity , ns its well filled pages of news , com
ments and "ads" nmply testify.
The expeditions work of Sheriff Pcnn
in ridding Ouster county of the lawless
heretofore draw out severe criticism from
ono of the homo guard editors , whoso
idea of an anicml's duty is to lot his
cannon rust , wliilo the bail man fills him
with lead. That was the courageous way
of giving thu crook a chance for his life.
Before the sheriff started on the late ex
pedition which resulted iu tllu sudden
demise of a horscthief , the fighting editor
was invited to go along and participate
m the scrap. Unfortunately thu valiant
scribe was behind in his work nnd unable
to witness the slaughter. The invitation
worked n wonderful change in his tune.
There was a wild circus lime down in
McCook ono evening last week. A
io.malo acrobat refused to tiny her laun
dry bill , anil Invoked the aid of the can
non ball looser. Together they cleaned
out the laundry , knocked the mauglurs
rit'ht and left and made on" with the linen.
This precipitated n trial of strength be
tween thu fakirs nnd thu town. A grand
rally and assault was made on thu tented
field by the officers nnd a PQSSO of mus
cular citizens and u free light followed.
Ono , whoso ? ealp was plowed by
a Dago bullet , revenged himself by
knocking down five of thu "Hoy Rubes , "
nnd forcing the surrender of the re
mainder. The outfit was jailed and the
bill paid with a largo addition of danutgcs.
McCook hits the bullsoyo every time.
David D. Dobur , n robust , romantic
corn-puller , residing eighteen miles from
Hastings , walked into town a few davs
ago , to commune with his girl. The day
was hot , the road dusty and David was
very dry when he struck the city. In
stead of bowing at the shrine of Ids lady
loye he threw himself nt the noz/.le of a
beer keg and stayed with it several times.
Ho then betook himself to the bower of
his intended and rested his brewery on
the doorstop. There wore sounds of
mirth and song within and it grated on
his soul. David routed himself and with
n mighty kick called for admittance.
This annoyed the company and two of
them fell upon David and caressed him
hip and thigh and polished his face a deep ,
debilitated carmine. The greeting con
vinced him that ho was not wanted there
immediately. He dragged his weary
frame townward , fell into the arms of a
policeman and paid $5.UO next morning
for his bunk and breakfast.
1'raoticnl Illustrations of the Train
ing of the Kyoaml Hand.
Chicago Tribune : The keynote of the
symphony which makes up thu harmony
of thu grand exhibit of thu great work of
the schools of the states of which Chicago
is the metropolis is industrial , or as its
more utilitarian friends style it , manual
training. It is this purpose behind thu
thought , the unity in diversity , that this exhibit. "Wo learn to
do by doing , " might well bo blazoned all
over the great hull whoso wealth of
beauty voices the keen intellectual life of
its day vocalix.ud by the sensible phase of
utility. The State university , with all
its classic dignity , brings thu product of
her thought materialized in artistic de
sign , ingenious model , and manual skill ,
and places it beside the fruit of industry
by which thu feeble-minded have their
mental powers germinated , invigorated ,
or developed , us the need may bo. The
SU to Normal sshool , with its orofes-
sional order , and the Cook County
Normal with its Americanized Ger
man aspirations , bring here uvi
dences of the way in which the
anchor the imagination to life through
hand and eye , and place them beside the
works of genius and art which the deaf ,
the dumb , the blind have wrought out
under the inspiration of modern methods
of utilr/ingttiidcnlightenmtctho defective
Nor is thin nil. Thu exhibits of skill in
nrithmatlcal processes , graphic geogra
phy , graphic history , and ready writing
show that not only is there no loss in
power of mental development but there
is a positive gain m intellectual results.
The woou carving done by pupils in
thu Illinois asylum for thn feeble-minded
js of a tuiprcior quality. It Is the only
institution where work of this kind is
done. Two fine butternut doors , elabor
ately carved , have been made for the in
stitution by the pupils. The girls make
all the dresses used , while all the laundry
work is done by the boys and girls ; sixty
acres arc also tilled by the boy.s. The
Colorado state institute for teoble-mindcd
exhibits some useful wearing apparel
made by the pupils , some maps , and re
markably well written compositions.
It is a notable fact that the penman
ship is uniformly good. The school for
thu deaf and dumb , a private institution
undur the direction ot Miss McCowan ,
must not bu passed by , Thu lady begins
her work with very young pupils , be-
twuen thu ages of four and livu , and by
teaching llinm to observe thu movements
of thu muscles of the throat and face
teauhes them to articulate sounds. Thu
little group around hur answer her ques
tions very intelligently. Miss McCowun
uses the kindurgartun methods. She be
gins to leach writ'ng by using the whole
arm movement by means of which she
hrhigs about woifdor-iul results. Her pu
pils puss from hur training into the nor
mal or hich .school , nnd find no dlllicuity
in gulling along after she has given a tow
instructions to teachers. 'Iho school
work done In arithmetic nnd languages
in the Illinois institute for thu deaf nud
dumb compares very favorably with Hint
done by pupils in our best schools. Thu
water colors and charcoal and crayon
sketches aru particularly lino. The Wis
consin school for tiiu deaf and dumb , lo
cated in Dulavan. accommodates 100 pu
pils. The board of managers , executive
committee , house supply , as well ns the
executive force und finance committee
and president of Iho institution aru wo
men. Thu work is excellent und is ur-
ranged in a methodical and pleasing
manner. Hand and school work is well
Tlio Illinois institution for the educa
tion of thu blind exhibit. * some iiMiful
household articles , uueh as rag carpet. * ,
brooms , and muUruSu ! > , along with its
hchool work.
The work done by pupils of the Wh-
cousin school for the blind in clay model
ing , designs in colgrs , and ncoUiuworkK' ,
is of u tiit Interest to visitor * . A div
fcectt-d nwp of the United Stati * is so ac
curately put together thcU one marvels
at the dulluucy und proc'slon of the
touch UiHt fiupplluH night. Onn little
composition closes wth } this puthetie
sontgnce : "I havti raadp so runny mis-
Ukra thnt I do tipl think I can finish , "
and yet the writing is in n bold , free ;
, straight und legible. Thu Chicago
West Division High school lina nn extra
ordinarily flue botnnlcal collection on
exhibition. Manyof the specimens arc
rare nnd all are ncntly kept niul well
mounted. The drawings of vegetable
sections under the microscope
demonstrate that the pupils
nro carefully trained In the
use of hand and oyc n desirable
thing In the study of the science. TJ o
manual-training department of tlio hlg-i.
school shows very creditable work in
wood , demonstrating by the first fruits
that the idea of grafting it upon the sys
tem was n thoroughly wise proceeding on
the pait of its advocates. Three out of
the six towushlp high schools of Cook
county are represented. Professor Night-
ingnlo , of the Lake View high school lins
fitted up his department so that It re
sembles n well-furnished library. Any
visitor who will stop to examine the
records can see the record of nny pupil
connected with the Institution , ns well as
gain nn idea of the methods used , The
drawing , which Is done entirely from
objects , Is of unusal merit. The zoology
class wtv.k and outdoor sketches merit
more than n passing notice. Souio very
line work done by tlio Cu-sur class bear
critical inspection. Tlio Jell'urson high
school devotes about half the space al
lotted to it to handwork done
by pupils at homo. The Kvanston
high school exhibits some excellent
mechanical drawings and superior
work in clay modeling. Of the division
high schools of Cook county Princeton is
the oldest. Its art department is limited
in quantity but line in quality. Several
line crayons attract a crowd of ndmlrors
about them. The Knglcwood high school
art department comprises ovury depart
ment of art. Wisconsin , always in the
van of educational work , is represented
by two of its state normal schools , Oshkosh -
kosh and Whitinvntor , ns well as by sev
eral high schools. The work on exhibi
tion is peculiarly fine. The blackboard
Illustration is only ono feature out of
many worthy of a special mention. The
Muscatino ( In. ) hit'Ii school seems to have
given considerable attention to business
forms , of which it gives some linu speci
mens. It also shows some good mechan
ical drawings. Thu Omaha high school
has a manual training department and
the first year's work is on exhibition. It
compares favorably with that of older
institutions. The most interesting work
of the entire exhibition will be men
tioned in connection with elementary
education in the city , town , nnd district
schools represented.
For cramps and colics. The original
Brown's Ginger. Frederick Brown.Phil-
adclphin , IS-'S. Sold by druggists every
The Care of Hwlno.
Practical Farmer : There is no animal
kept on the farm thnt is not bettor cared
for , so far as relates to health , than the
hoc ; he is frequently kept In n dark
cellar , or In a cellar with only n small
amount of light from one side of it , nnd
during much of the time he is compelled
to wallow in a mixture of water und
manure , from which comes a slouch suf
ficient to destroy the health of any ani
mal in it short time , but n.s tlioa
hog is to bo kept but a
few months before ho Is to bo killed and
sent to market , the farmer usually gets
him oll'lus hands before disease has ad
vanced sulliciently to become fatal ; but
because death from disease deus not como
before killing time it does not follow fhat
iliscaFe lias not made its apearanco to an
extent to lesson the profits In producing
the pork , if it does not reduce the market
price of the pork itself. The time has
come when fanners should understand
that hogs should not be kept in a dark
cellar , half-filed with manure , from
which is constantly escaping gas of the
most poisonous nature.
Another mistake is being niado , which
is in feeding everything to swine without
regard to its nature. The feuding of olty
swill is not only highly disagreeable to
the whole neighborhood , but it is getting
to bo a practice that is highly dangerous
to the life of the hog ; largo numbers have
been lost during the past year by this
practice. There seems to bo but very
little doubt that the hog cholera has been
spread in this way It would bo well to
inquire whether the public are to bo rnadu
to suffer thnt a few men may have the
privlcgo | of producing diseased pork at a
profit by feeding city swill. If H person
feeds city swill to his hogs , with thn full
knowledge Unit there i great danger
that they will have the oholern , should he
secure pay for them out of the public
treasury when thuy have thnt disease ?
Should there not bu some understanding
about it , so that when u person know
ingly foods his hogs in n manner to pro
duce. cholera , he in not to make otliurs
pay for his loss ?
If the state is to stamp out disease
among farm animals , should thuru not be
eoinc measures taken to prevent thu
spread of by the feuding of im
proper food ? itsounifvory certain that
thu hog cholera bus become HO prevalent
that U is dangerous ( o fued to swim ; any
thing that has raw pork in It , and an swill
always has more or'less uncooked skins
of ham and other portions of the hog In
it , is there nny prospect of stopping the
spread of thu cholera HO lonir us city swill
iu fed to hogs iu all parts of the stutn ?
Ho who cxpeulH to have huallhv hogs
at thu present time must keep tlicm in
irood , cluan , healthy quarters , and feed
them with food that is free from thu
germs of disease ; it is also important that
In ; should buy his pigs where ho knovvs
thu stock to bo huullhy.
For fear of K lug a day's work , many
persons put off taking physio until Sat
urday. The better plan 18 to not delay
but taku it as soon as needed , It may BUVO
you n hnnl spull of sioknoss. If you
want thu most benefit from the luiut
amount of physic without causing you
nny inconvenience , loss of npputltn or
rest , take St. Patrick's Pills. Their
action on thu liver und bowels are
thorough , thuy give a freshness , tone
und vigor to the whole system and not in
harmy with nature- .
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turlul ; lluiiukiiK , Iiiitantlu Jr/.Kr.l urn , '
AVwi Ibtiilr , ! . llhiminiiiiilirfully.uiooclr ,
.tuli. I'ljulilit and Ili-llrain hbhi.
A 1'curl Complexion \ llngtU IUi the
Llmli of Urn H'IA .
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dni' . KMillMVnroi , und fcll hlilN
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