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THE Kcntuckiana did not all vote a
COLONEL HKNUY WATTKICSON should b
nt his post of duty to sec that Kontuck ;
has a fnlr count.
TIIK hundred thousand unarmed Ken
tucky were evidently circulating ixrouni
the saloons instead of the ballot boxes 01
Monday. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THIS is no counting for political cvolu
lions. Uhodo Island at its lust clectioi
solidly dumocrntic , and now Kentuck ;
reported us doubtful.
A NEW era in politics has struck tin
democratic wagon. The statisticians ii
the next campaign may bo compelled ti
place Kentucky in the doubtful column
Mu. GEOKOE WILLIAM Cuims , th
king of the mugwumps , frankly admit
that Mr. Cleveland's administration 1
not n civil service one. Atrip to Wash
ington would have convinced him of tlm
IP General Tuttle will place his car t
the ground ho will hear something fron
the white house that may cause him I
fire up again after his long repose. I
would seem that oven General Tuttlo'
neighbors at DCS Moincs have gone bacl
IF Mr. Cleveland has the proper rcgar
for the power and importance of tli
chamber of commerce of this city , h
should lose no time in acknowlodgin ,
the receipt of the invitation sent him t
Tislt this city by that body. The mei
chants meant what they said and the ,
are entitled to a reply.
KANSAS CITY claims to bo a genuin
kind of a hog and not the kind that get
the whole of the trough. The hog tha
gets the whole of the trough is nlway
the genuine kind. It is the Kansas Cit
hog that does the grunting and wallow
in the dirt while the Oiuahu hog is
thing of beauty and a joy and comfoi
Tin : formal invitation which ( Jmah
baa tendered to President Clovolaiii
through its mayor und council , to vis
this city on his western tour , will , w
have no doubt , meet with as much aj
prceiatlon by the president as the gil
edged , plush-covered petition whic
Kansas City has caused to be manufai
turcd for the occasion. Mr. Clevelan
has shown himself to be adverse to a
toadyism , and anycilbrt in thatdirectio
must bo distasteful to him.
TIIK council has not yet passed tli
Moynihan "watch" ordinance , and w
hope for the sake of its reputation tin
the scheme will bo dropped. It is IK
true , as has been asserted by some men
burs , that the business men of Omiili
want Mr. Moynihan to organize a nigl
watch for them. On the contrary w
know by personal inquires that the mo
chants of Omaha arc decidedly oppose
to the scheme.
THE board of Dublin works Is respoc
fully invited to examine the ditch whic
was dug by the waterworks company o
lower Fnrnani street lust week , llavin
taken up the granite paving blocks to r
place their water main bv a larger pip
it became the manifest duty of the con
pany to tamp the earth in the ditcl
but instead of HO doing the earth wi
simply dumped in and the broken roc
and sand promiscuously dumped on to
Incase of a very heavy rain fall tl
ditch will cave in and is liable to cut
gash into the pavement and may delui
the cellars of buildings adjacent.
PIUNCK FKUIMNAMD , who was given tl
job of holdiug down the throne of Hu
garia by tlm gubranje , or congress of tin
country , U said to have taken his depa
ture for the teat of glory. If lie has , an
if ho should actually assume the reins i
government , his stay is likely to bo shot
Russia and France regard his election I
have boon Illegal and Turkey will prob ;
bly follow the dictate of Russia in tl
matter. So If Prince Ferdinand bogii
his reign at all he will begin It under ui
favorable circumstances , with not ovc
tint prospect of finding his occupation i
tlui throne a pleasant episode in Ills HI
to look back upon , as ULsmarck hinted I
Prince j&loxMider whan he accepted tl
sovereignty of Bulgaria sooiu years ag <
Consular Defect ! .
The consular servic oi the United
States has never been quite what il
should be , and while it is better now than
over before In the history of the service ,
due to reforms instituted unejor previous
administrations , It could still bo very
much Improved , When Mr , Evarts wonl
Into the state department ho found the
consular service pretty generally demor
alized and incfliclont. lie had had sorm
practical Ideas about what is required o
such a service and sot to work with tin
full approval of the administration U
carry them into effect. Ho introduced i
number of reforms and very material ! ]
improved the service , but demo
cratlo congresses wore not friendl ;
to measures for building up tin
consular system , and the appropriation
necessary to curry out a liberal policy o
reform were not provided. Such of th <
changes in the direction of improvcmcn
us were in the control of the state dc
partment were maintained by the sue
needing administration , but there wa
little or no progress. Mr. Uayard be
licves in a strong and ofllciont consula
service , but he has had very little succes
in impressing his views on his part ,
friends In congress. Democratic faith ii
the value of this service has not of lat
years been very great , If indeed it eve
was , and the average democrat !
congressman is little disposed t
do much for a class of mlmir
istratlon patronugo which can b
of very little use to the party in the exl
guncius ot a campaign , or which benif
in the control of the opposition might b
too liberally employed in rowardin
party services. The importance to com
inerce and toother practical matters of a
cflicicnt consular service , such for oxatn
pic as Urcat Britain maintains , is ollhc
not understood or not cared for by rue ;
of the national law makers , and ruor
particularly by those who have been i
control of the lower branch of coi
gross for a number of years.
While , therefore , the consular sorvlc
is better now than formerly , there ur
still defects in the system which intorfer
with its oilicienoy , and abuaos thu
need to bo removed before tli
standard is reached of other nations th :
have as nearly as practicable perfccte
their service. Among the abases t
which attention is now being dlrecte
and which will probably bo considuret
by the secretary of state in his next an
nualroportis the creation of subordinat
consular agencies in the immediate vi
cinity of regularly established and sular
led consulates. Tnose minor olliccrs ar
nominally appointed by the state doparl
ment on the recommendation of the con
suls , but practically they arc appointe
by the consuls. They collect and retail
fees up lo a certain amount , and the la'
allows the consul who re
commends their appointment to r
tain a certain proportion of th
surplus fees as his perquisite for supoi
vising them. This being in addition t
the fixed salary provided by law , it a
fords a temptation to every consul in
populous city to scour o the appointmcr
of a consular agent in each of the sul
urlw. At present there are 420 of the ;
consular agencies , nearly or quite half c
which it is believed could bo dispense
with. At all events the system is ono p <
culiar to the United States , never liavin
been found necessary or desirable by an
other country , and this fact alone wai
rants a doubt as to its expediency. On
of the allegations against the system , an
a most important ono if trui
is that the consular agent , i
order to collect as large n
amount in foes as possible , takes invoice
without a pretense of examination , an
thus floods the country with undervalued
ued goods , to the detriment of the hones
importer. It is also said that these cot
sular agents , being nearly always mei
chants and citizens of the country i
which they live , u ; < o their nominal cor
sular rank for the advancement ; of thci
private Interests , and frequently brin
the name of the United States into disre
If those statements correctly ropreson
this feature of the consular service , it i
obviously an evil that must be romodie
before it will bo possible to gi
from the service the best r <
suits. A consular system that on
ploys thoroughly capable and ollicior
men , whoso whole desire and intoru ;
would bo in promoting the commercis
interests of the country , and who migh
expect as the reward of faithtul and ell
cinnt service , permanent retention , is it
dispensable to the nation. It woul
seem to bo evident that the country :
now fur short of having such a system.
When this paper , some weeks ago , d
nounced the proposed Moyuiha
" " build lire in tl
"watch" as a plot to a
roar of the police force which woui
precipitate a violent conlllot , Mr. Moyr
han threatened to call the DEE mi
court for libel. He was politely informt
that this paper was responsible for i
course , and ready to defend its aotio
in court whenever called upon to do siNew
Now ono of Moymhan's rowdy 'edito
serves notice on the DEE that Moynlha
has engaged Mr. llartlott to bring
damage libel suit against this paper b
cause it has seen tit to persist m its o
position lo Moyuihuu and Ii
" " Wo in tl
"night-watch. are not
least disconcerted. Lot Mr. Moyr
han proceed with his threatent
suit. If his reputation has been dan
aged by anything we have fluid wo w
pay the damages without lllnuhing. Hi
Mr. Moynilian will not be in great
liusto to vindicate his injured ropututir
before an impartial jury than wore the
famous quacks , Aldrioh and Mumo
who sued the HKB for libel in nrdpr
make people bnlleve that they had bee
libelled. These quacks decamped befo
the suits wore over tried , and their rep
tatious have been allowed to sutler ov
since. The sublime impudence of tli
threat is surpassed only by the adamu
tine cheek of Moynihati.
If Moynihan wan all he claims to be ti
right of this paper to d
iioiiuco tllo Moynilian "night-watel
as a scheme dangerous to t !
peace and welfare of this city cann
be called in question. But this mar
career in Omaha lias been such u.s to d
privu him of the confidence of deco
and reputable people. His plots at
counter-plots with the eamblers in coi
nection with the anti-gambling bill , a
matters of notoriety. It is in acco
with tiie eternal Illness of things that
this threatened libel suit 'Moynihi
should employ K. M , Bartlett as his lav
yer. Hirtlott is also the attorney for II
Diusmoor , wLom Moyulliaa cliUuUd o
o ! over 11,000 fo * pretended services ,
which would bo Tcrrdoar at one-tenth
of that mm. Mr. Moynihan has made
ilmself altogether too previous in Omaha.
lo has from the outset sought to force
ilmsolf into a position which would give
ilm an opportunity to prey upon our cit-
7,0113 under the cloak of official author-
ty. Wo Imvo opposed the Moynilian
'watch" ' scheme because wo doom it tc
) o our duty to do so , just as wo have
always opposed quacks , Impostors , eon <
idcnco men and frauds of every do
scriptlon. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ -
The GlrU anil Ibo Horsewhips.
It Is not often that ladles of this country
ire compelled to go beyond the palo o :
.ho law for a redress of wrongs agains
the opposite sox. The American glr
when shy arms herself with a rawhidi
and waits upon an editor it can bo so
down as a self-evident fac
that she believes herself an injurct
party. The American girl is nat
urally calm and self possessed
She thinks twice before eho acts once
A dispatch printed in the Br.E lost wool
from Macedonia , Iowa , convoyed the in
tclligcnco that thrco of the loveliest and
moat charming young ladies in that pluci
visited the editor of the llotna Vnlic ;
it's in his ollico , and dealt out a serlci
of blows on the editorial body with rav
hides , avenging themselves agalns
wrongs alleged to have been dom
them through the columns o
the News. What may have been tin
causes leading to this outburst of India
nation the dispatch did not state , nor di
we know. While it was not a dignified
and refined position for the young ladle
to place themselves in , the circumstance ;
may have warranted them in resortiiij
to this moans of "personal satisfaction.1
If the paragraph about which the ladle
complained , reflected upon their fal
names , they did what every other Amerl
can girl would bo prompted to do.
The editor who is not possessed wltl
that gallantry and cluvalrio spirit whiol
makes him properly respect the name o
a woman is not the fit man to be in a nc
sitlon to mould public opinion. Tlu
bright oycd , vivacious American girl whi
has the courage to "see the editor" will
a horsewhip exhibits n spirit of tru
American womanhood that it Is to bo ad
mired. Public opinion , however , at Ma
ccdouia , docs not seem to bo in accon
with the action of the indignant girh
At a public mooting of the citizens thol
conduct was characterized as lawless
This of course is true , but the committc
charged with the power to exonerate th
editor fulled to state in their resolution
the causes leading to the lawless acts
When this is done the public can bette
judge to what extent the cirls acted un
wisely when measured by the wrongs o
which they complained.
What this country wants is the girl wh
is not afraid , and has the womanly com
ago to defend and protect herself. Sh
is the cominc woman of the ago. A ]
hail the American woman in her loveli
ness , her beauty and gentleness of us
Entertaining the Delegates.
The joint committed soliciting con
tributlons to pay the expenses of the nr
tional association of chanties and corrcc
tion , to meet in Omaha August 25 an
remain in session ono week , has me
with gratifying success. It is not double
that the sum required , $2,000 , for the uc
dial expenses of the convention will b
scoured. It should bo understood thi ;
no part of this sum will bo available fo
any sort of entertainment to the dole
cates. They bear their own personal c ?
penses , giving both their .money an <
time to the philanthropic wo.-k. I
should moreover bo understood that i
has been the rule of these convention
not to accept any public ei
tertainmont , and undoubtedly th :
rule will bo adhered to by the convc'ntio
to bo held in this city. The money on
citix.ens are asked to subscribe will then
fore bo used for the solo purpose of paj
ing the expenses of the body , as ha
rent , necessary service , printing the pr <
ccediiigs , etc. Contributors will then
fore understand that no part of thci
subscriptions is to bo used for entertalr
Since the delegates do not as n bed
accept public hospitality , those of on
citi/.ens who are in a position to exten
private entertainment should considi
the propriety of doing so. It woul
be very greatly to the credit of the ho ;
pitablc character of Onmha's citizensan
a worthy attestation of their apprccir
tion of the work of the national assooh
tion of charities and correction , if over
delegate attending the convention wu
made the recipient during his sojourn c
private hospitality , and it is hardl
necessary to say that such a thing :
praotioable. There will bo about liv
liundred delegates in attendance npo
the convention , and wcro half of our citi
zens who can provide entertainment i
their ample homes disposed to do so tli
whole number could bo privately care
for , greatly to their gain in the matter c
comfort , and to the mutual onjoymei
and gratification of hosts and guest ;
Among the annual conventions there :
none whose membership is <
higher Intelligence and character thn
that of the national association of char
ties and correction , so that the entortair
ment of such a class of ladies and gei
tlumcn would bo in a social way a priv
lege and a prolit. Wo suggest this as
form of hospitality that can bo proper !
extended , and which wo are sure wnul
bo mutually gratifying , confident that i
will commend itself to the favorable cot
suleration of those in a position to give
IIIn Manifest Duty.
The Republican as a matter of coursi
will stand by Urimaldi Webster , no mater
tor how many bu-jk somersaults ho tun
bios in his effort to land on Uie sid
which ho thinks can do him the moi
good , liut his cirations under protons
that he is the servant of the council , an
in duty bound to defend its lawless ai
tions in the court , reflect very littl
credit upon his official integrity. Tl
city attorney is not the servont of an
particular branch of city covernmcn
He is the legal advisor of the corpon
tion which taxes its property owneis fc
his salary. It is his manlfci
duty to weigh carefully evct
step taken bv the council and when it
not in accord with the law.to so advise i
If that body violates the charter In spli
of his advice and In reckless disregard <
the law , or when , a : in thu conflict wit
the police commission , the council a
tempts to usurp the powers vested in
co-ordinate branch of government , tt
plain duty of the city attorney is lo ui
xold the law as ho. understands It , and
not to make himself the , apolo
; ist and defender of ' law
breakers. The md/o / fact that the conn
cil votes him his salary each month doc ;
not constitute thfc council his employer
Ills salary is fixed by the charter and the
council cannot reduce it , nor can thcj
withhold it legally by refusing to insert II
In the appropriation ordinance. But Mr
Webster has shown himself to bo amora
coward and trimmer. He appears to bi
more anxious to subserve the wishes ol
the council bosses than to protect thn m
tercsts of thn taxpayers and stand \ \ \
for a compliance ' with the letter and
spirit of the charter. By giving countenance
nance to schemes that must load to an
archy , ho Is only widening the chatm
that divides the council and the nollci
TEXAS will vote to-day on the prohlbl
tion amendments , and the result will everywhere
erywhoro bo regarded with great Inter
cst. The campaign has boon ono of tin
most remarkable of its kind , both in it
developments and the vigor with which
it has been carried on , that has occurred
in this country , and the situation pond
lug thu voting is such that no ono cat
confidently predict the result. A great
deal depends upon the colored vote ,
which holds the balance of power. It it
conceded that the prohibitionists wil
have a majority of the natlvo-bon
white vote , while a majority of tin
foreign clement will vote in opposl
tion. The unknown factor is tlu
colored vote , numbering 70,000
and those have been receiving the almos
undivided attention for sonic time past o
the leaders on both sides. The best 1m
partial opinion is thai the prohibition
ists will bo defeated , but this is not as
sorted without some qualification , whic !
Rhows that upon a careful and unprcjudi
cial examination neither side appears t <
have any advantage that might not b <
easily overcome , Should prohibitioi
win in to-day's battle , the effect woul
undoubtedly be to greatly stimulate tin
movement now becoming active and ap
grcssivo in Louisiana and Arkansas.
THE latest returns from the Kontuck ;
elections indicate a revolution thor
which only a very few of the most san
giiiue republicans such , for example , a
Mr. Mcdill , of the Chicago Tribunc.-
could have hoped for. It is a remarks
bio admission to come from the demo
crats of that state that the oflicial coun
will bo necessary to decide who is elected
The effect of the change uponDropubhca
confidence generally will of course b
Invigorating , while , it must bo dp.pressini
hi a correspond ! ugtdegruo to the domoo
racy. It is not calculated to reassure Mi
Cleveland , and it robs Mr. Carlisle of
measure of the prestige that has hovere
about him as a political leader. Wo for
bear at present to inquire as to cause ;
simply observing that evidently Mr. Wai
tctson star-eyed goddess is losing ho
grip or has been imprudently dorelic
and that Nasby and Bascom have nc
been attending to business as carefull
and vigorously as they did before the foi
mcr was given the posloflicc at "Confec
crate XX. "
PRINCE VAitontAKAit , of Slam , wh
reached Now YorK last Sunday on hi
tour round the glebe , has already givu
American reporters his idea of this com
try. The princn admits that the West i
in advance of the Kast in the mechiinici
arts and in the contrivances that mak
existence casv , but ho thinks as regard
the true essentials of civili/.ation the or
out has nothing to learn from the occl
dent. His people may learn somcthin
from western people In cultivating th
fields , ho thinks , but hints tht.t the lattc
might receive instruction from the foi
mer in the cultiva'.ion ' of mind. Pro !
loms with which wo are struggling hav
been solved in his country for centime :
and no longer give rise to uneasiness e
disturbance. In the purity of person :
and public life , also , he finds the contrm
favorable to his countrymen. But M :
Varoprakar has quite a long stretch (
country yet to travel before ho leaves ot
western shore and his opinion may li
modified , his mental view enlarged L
that time. One thing is clear. Whil
sojourning in England ho evidently ai
quired the Englishman's ability to o
press his opinion of a country on a vcr
CAPTAIN JAMES B. EAUS is dead bti
the Eads Concession Company is sti
alive. Corporations never never die
This company held its annual meeting i
Jersey City last week and directors for th
ensuinc year wore elected. This compan
was organized to hold the strip of Ian
granted by the Mexican government I
Euds for thu construction of a ship rai
way from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pi
cific. The late engineer regarded tli
scheme of transporting vessels from tl
Atlantic to the Pacific on a railway coi
structcd for that purpose , as perfectl
feasible , and now that tl
de Ixsssops canal appears to bo doomn
to failure , the company has redoubled i
activity. It is claimed that the cost ci :
be definitely estimated and is placed :
from $50,000,000 to $00,000,000 , The tim
required to lift a fchip out of the gulf an
lot it down again into the Pacific wi
not exceed ton or twelve hours , it is a
sorted. But it has occurred in the pas
that some of Eads'fi' great expectation
have been transformed into impractic
able realities , and thu ship railway project
joct somehow convoys an impression o
impracticability which prevents capital
ists from rushing forward with the !
money. it- I
THE national league of Ireland has n <
allowed itself to bd'frightened ' into inai
tlvity by the possingjOf the coercion uc
A mooting was hold.fn . Dublin last evei
ing and the sense of the league was (
pressed by the lord Inayor of that cil
when ho declared trial the organi/.atio
would continue Its fight oven if prc
claimed. It is ono thing to pass a coei
cion act and another to enforce it i
these days. The election of Sir Goorg
Otto Trevelyan , liberal Gladstonlan , t
parliament from ono of the Glasgow d
visions , shows that it will not be an eus
matter for the government to put tli
league under the bun. The unmistnkabl
drift of public sentiment In the Unite
Kingdom In favor of homo rule has struc
the conservatives with consternation , an
instead of coercing Ireland , will huv
enough on their hands to maintain then
solves In power.
Tup. official report of the South Oiuah
Union stocKyurils shows that during tli
month of July 07,709 bogs were re
volred there , nriil that of this number
70,180 Wore aold to Omaha packers. This
Is a splendid exhibit , and shows the
growth of Omaha as a pork packing
center and hog market , The increase of
the business in Omaha Is having its effect
upon Chicago. According to tho/Jrot'crs'
Journal the July receipts of hogs in Chi-
nago wore 150,000 loss than those of July ,
HEDUCINO the salaries of three teachers
who had made themselves offensive parti
sans of the late secretary of the board of
education is a very small piece of busi
ness on the part of the new board more
especially when placed in contrast with
the fact that the salaries of teachers that
supported the straight republican ticket
were raised without regard to merit or
competency. It only shows to what ex
tremes party rancor must lead when in
troduced into the public schools.
CITT ATTORNEY WEUSTEII declares most
emphatically that ho is earning his salary ,
Ho points to the fact that he has drafted
n dozen ordinances for members of the
council since he has been in ofllco , We
cheerfully place credit marks for this
work on the ledger for Mr. Webster , but
it strikes us that six hundred and twenty-
five dollars for drafting twelve ordinances
is rather steep.
WE are supposed to have a sidewalk in <
spcctor in Omaha , but if such n person
does exist Ins work Is not visible tc
the naked oye. The eldownlks on out
principal thoroughfares still remain in n
wretched condition , and if the grass doc ;
not grow rank on some of these streets II
Is only because too many people pas ;
over the mud walks.
PAT FOKD says he will vouch for the
character and reputation of Moynihan
Who will vouch for the character and
reputation of Pat Ford ?
CHANG MOUUISSEV denies that lie
writes the rot generally found in the
Herald under the caption , "Listener. "
Don't blame him. The apology is ac
cepted. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Senator Call , of Florida , writes his spcechci
on old envelopes and circus bills.
Count dl Marlflorl , son of Victor Emanuel
has vineyards at Lucca that cover 7,000 acres
W. W. Corcoran U slowly crowing stroncoi
at Deer Park , but ho will In all probablllt ]
never walk again.
Prof. Qoldwln Smith has severed his con
nection entirely with the Toronto Week
Hereafter ho will devote himself tomagazint
J. P. Poniery. the Atchlson coal Ulnglsth (
largest Individual land owner In Kansas. Hi
has 00,003 acres In the eastern and central
counties , worth S20 an acre.
Mr. Henry James has arrived In Lomlor
from n .seven months' residence in Italy , dur
Ing which ho has eot through an Important
piece of literary work. Ho returns In excel
The President will not bo able to comuleU
his arianiiomunts for his western trip before
the middle of August. Already several mom'
bcrs of thu cabinet have announced their In
tcntlon of joining the piosidentml party.
Sergeant Mason , who gained notoriety foi
having shot at Uuitoau during his trial tor tlu
murder of President Garficld , has become i
prosperous and very quiet farmer in Orangi
county , Va. He , with Betty and severa
babies , are reported to bo perfectly comfort
able In all respects.
It Is only at great crises in his life tha
John Sherman buys a new hat. When hi
was appointed secretary of the treasury hi
astonished his friends by appearing In i
bran-new tlln. At Toledo , a few days ago
he iiL'ttin caused a sensation by donning i
fresh and inexperienced hat.
llcwnrd of Enterprise.
/xmff fine IlitgU ,
Ofllcers of the Chautaiiqua realized , as wi
know they would , their mistake In declarlni
the Omaha Hepubllcan the ofllc'al ' dallj
paper of the assembly. Not a word wa :
&nnt to that paper , and a meeting of tin
board conferred the honor upon the UiiE.aue
appointed M. 13. Mallor reporter.
Our Future I'rosiilents.
PliilnMvtita Time * .
Indeed , so marked and radical has been tin
progress of ouu hundred years in this dlrec
tion that the chances are ratlicr against i
man born to wealth and social clistinctloi
beeomini ; president again In this country
Thu presidents of the futiuo will be liki
those of the past quarter of a century met
who have risen by force of sheer ability am
character from the lowc-r or middle walks o
life , and 11 may bo quite confidently ossertei
that no snub , ashamed of his humble origin
und who tries to hide U , will ever reach tha
proud distinction. The man whoso orlgit
Is of the people and whoso sympathy wltl
the people Is earnest and sincere , will be tin
man selected not only for the presidency
but for the most important legislative am
executive positions within the people's gilt
The Ploiiehboy and the Poet ,
Trio poet is a la/.y fellow ;
OH I've seen him , strolling slow ,
In the summer evenings mellow ,
Down the lane where elders grow.
In the dewy , fracrant morning ,
Knlluwlntr the winding biook ,
Heedless of the crow's hoarse warning ,
Oft he wanders with his book.
And at nlcht.when tired with teaming ,
1 am resting by thu bars ,
There 1 tintl Him , runt and dreaming ,
( lazing upward at the btars.
What knows hoof plough or harrow ,
Planting roots or howiiiu' seed ?
Watching oriole and M > anew ,
Finding poems In u weed !
Does ho count that work , I wonder ?
What , then , would ho call my toll ?
Ploughing oats nnd barhty muter ,
Turning up thu heavy soil.
I at work , with moisture dilppiug
From my grimv , healed f.u-o ;
lie. his hat o'er e\ebrows tipping ,
Passes by with languid pace.
If it urlngs him fame and money
.luit to watch the swallow's ( light ,
Just to see the bens make honey ,
Just to count the stars itt night ,
'T Is not strange that he goes straying
Down the lane and by the brook ,
Where tlm speckled trout are playing ,
Or in some sequestered nook.
\et he seems an Idle fellow I
If I'd nothing else to do
lint to gaze at sunsets yellow ,
I could write a poem too.
STATE ANI > THItUlTOUY.
Ainsworth voted unanimously for i
10,000 court house.
Columbus was Illuminated with olcctrii
light Tuesday niglit ,
Eighty teachers arc attending the in
Etitutu at David City.
Kilgar's creamery is a sure thing , Thi
plant will cost $5,000.
Charles Lannlng , a nine-year-old , i ,
missing from Hoatncu.
The Gugo county tnaohers are croditci
by the Beatrice Democrat with u weak'
ness for Hum.
Harlau county newspapers arc olnaior
Ing for a Jail. They are - anxiousto test
the criminal libel law. ' ' ' '
lavid City is promised a nnw 'bank by
a Washington capitalist , making the
fourth bank In the cyclopnlis.
The Ulysses Dispatch npoaks of the
David City wreck as a "Twirling Twister
Tumultuously Tumbling Timber. "
Material for the street car line In
Plattsmoulli has arrived , and the
croakers arc again as silent as a cemetery.
PlutLsmouth's enthusiasm for Uhwo-
land will be satislled if he sticks his head
out of the cur und smiles on that elegant
The Auburn Dully Post contracted a
sickly insufiicloncy at its birth , and per-
Ishodlast week after a brief but painful
Prof. Henry Upton , of Pierce , died
Friday night of cancer ot the stomach.
Mr. Upton waa ono of the wealthy and
infhiotitlal citizens of Pierce county and
a brother of the late General Upton.
The corn fields of Dodge county never
looked better or gave promise of a morn
pro li table yield. The cereal is too far
advanced to ft < ur frosts. Outs on bottom
lands yielded fifty bushels to the acre.
The two-year-old son of William Wlnn ,
of Plattsmouth , who fired Ins clothes
while "making a bonfire of his own , "
died of his injuries. The little one wns
terribly burned and suffered intense pain
till death came.
An Kdgar minister , well known in
Omaha , is reported to have distinguished
himself recently ns a base ball umpire.
The players stuck to the straight and
narrow path and meekly bowed to his in
terpretation of the rules.
The Missouri Pacific passenger depot
In Nebraska City will bo completed in
six weeks. The building will be faced
with Philadelphia and Milwaukee brick ,
and will bo a largo , attractive und con
venient , structure. George C. Bussctt &
Co. , of Omnha , have thu contract.
Nebraska City papers declare that the
report of cruel treatment of an aged
woman in that city by relatives is exag
gerated. The News says the old lady is
Buffering from an imaginary appetite
which no amount of grub will banish.
Kveu when the county attempted to keep
her loaded she was constantly crying for
"More grub or I starve. "
Oh mighty gall , oh limitless cheek I
The profession uncovers before the ex
alted combination of both who docs the
society business on the Lincoln Courier.
Ho interviewed Laugtry , but the first
time he called ho was repulsed by
the burly porter. He says : "Tho Courier
scribe , however , was not daunted by one
repulse , und shortly after 5 o'clock again
proceeded to the car and sent in his
card to the Lily , ut the same time exer
cising to the best of- his ability that affa
bility and grace which distinguishes the
society reporter. " HA had about two
minutes' talk with Mrs. Langtry , and
then : "lam afraid 1 am trespassing on
your time , Mrs. ijangtry , and will ask
your permission to withdraw. " The re
quest was so cheerfully granted that ho
forgot to button his mouth on the afl'uir.
Iowa 1 to ins.
There were fiftv-ono deaths in Burling
ton during July.
The crawfish is believed to have dug
the wonderful spring ou the Mount Joy
The walls of the now court house in
Davenport are settling , and dangerous
cracks have appeared.
Montezuma is confident that coal ex
ists in that region. A stock company
has been organized to prospect for it.
The * Palo Alto county republican con
vention instructed its delegates to vote
for none but farmers for the legislature.
lion. S. P. Bryant will represent the
Davenport Associated charities at the na
tional conference in Omaha this month.
A farmer near Dubtiquc lost his irrain
stacks , thresher and separator by lire. It
occurred while ho was at dinner and the
origin is a mystery.
The Milwaukee and Hook Islr.nd roads
are cutting freight rates between Chicago
and Davenport. It is hoped the knife will
reach the Missouri river tariff sheet.
In Mills county a negro and n white
woman applied to the clerk for a mar
riage license , but he said no , with em
phasis. They don't propose to have any
such checker-board arrangements in that
There is talk of the header works being
removed from Grinncll on account of the
inter-state Jaw. The proprietors cluim
to have lost $5,000 in the last year on ac
count of it. Chicago Is hinted at as the
place looked to for locating.
Watertown lias 012 school children.
There are 07ili)5 ! ) acres of taxable land
in Grand iorks county valued at $3,370-
Fargo's new hotel , now building , cov
ers I''iixMt feet of ground. It will oo
four stories high.
The premium list of the third annual
territorial fuir lo bo huld ut Mitchell
September li. ar , 28 , 2 ! ) mid 'M , is now
published. The competition for prizes is
this year confined to Dakota. The list is
a very complete one , thu premiums ag
gregating fSS.OOO. The fair oromisus to
be one of the most successful over hold in
Companies B , C , F and II , from Fort
Yules , und company ( J , from Fort Lin-
'coin , urrived at Bismarck Sunday from
their respective posts and left , tnero by
special tram forDuluth , Lieutenant Colo-
mil Bush in command. These troops will
go via the lakes to Buffalo , thence to be
distributed among the various posts in
Now York stuto. All belong to the
Klurenth infantry and have been sta
tioned in this department eleven years.
"Just after the funeral of the estimable )
wife of Judge Sportor , " says the Dakota
Nell , "Kudu Nnwoll happened to men
tion that ho could run tiie fastest foot
race of anybody in town. The judge
happened to overhear the remark , hur
riedly dried up his tears und promptly
Rhovml up iflO that ho couldn't. The
course was selected on Beacon eitroot
from Fifth aveinif to the brewery and
the sorrowing and criof-Htriokon widower
easily beat Build by about ten yards.
Elder Hartshorn acted as sturler und
subsequently made some pretty loud
threats of licking Mayor Price , who
cUinicd that there was foul play. "
Tapped the SiU'o.
Two men entered the crocery atom of
G. F. Munro , 804 North Sixteenth street.
yesterday morning , and while one of them
occupied Mr Munro with * oiw trivial pur-
eha e , the oilier went through the safe ,
which was utanding open at the end of
the oountesr , getting away with $00 in
money , a valuable neckiuot ) and a number -
bor of niKull clipoks. The tlimve.s wor
nt ran ROW , but Mr. Munro furnished the
police with an accurate description of
U. S. Biirlin sold vnstccday morning 21
blocks of the Patrick farm or "Dundee"
for H'J.500 per acre. There are five acres
inthcso blocks ami the fialu will amount to
over $ ! iOOUOO. The purcihasorj were the
Gate City Land Company.
Thi ) County Hospital.
Contractor Walsh eaya he has now
twenty-live teams excavating for the
foundation of the nnw county hospital.
The buililinir is to be erected twi > blocks
west of the Belt line. The etcavatsnir
will bo carried on as rapidly us pos < : blu ,
the earth being used to nil all the low
Hpreafter the gas uml waK-r compan
ies will IMI rniuircd | to rulll ! irenohes in
pavmlstreets and ( illcy wl" ' bum' Ai > *
provided in the ctisu of jjluubuM and
Ami How Blio Trio * to Work the
J ltd co.
Oflie-or White wns Called Into Falco-
nnr'aiirydoods store yesterday morning ,
when the floorwalker handed into liU
chargnn Mrs. Sarah Garwood , whom ho
charged with shoplifting. The woman ,
who was richly arrayed in brown silk and
blue walking jacket , with a pair of mag
nificent flolltalrrs In her earn , vehe
mently protested against the outrage ,
as BMU characterized it , but do-
unite her Implications , her tears and her
threats , tthu was mnrchcd oil' to the sta
tion. There cho was searched , but all
that was found concealed about her per
son was three cheap imitation jut orna
ments , worth US cents. Besides thesoshu
had a bundle of velvet ami luces whluh
she had bought and paid for. She pleaded
and cried and moaned like ouu
in both great mental and bodily agony
declaring that if such a charge against
her good name was ever made public shn
was ruinrd forever. The floor-walker
nnd the saleswoman who waited upon
Mrs. ( Jarwood woco sent for , and testified
that thn woman hud surreptitiously taken
the jits from n box upon tlio counter , and
crushing them into a wad hud slipped
them into her pocket. Whonchurgudwitlt
the theft , she very complaisantv ! declared
she had only taken them to keep until
she found ROUIO more that united her
when she intended to pay for the lot.
She burst lorth In another shower o (
tears us the court Intimated that it was
inclined toward thn opinion that she was
creiokod.andin n voicii cale.ululcd to molt
the heart of a stone , lot alone a police
judge , shn cried :
"Oh , do dear Mr. good judge , kind
judge , nxciiso inn thin time , ami before
( jed and man I promise never to do HO
again. Oh now dear , dear judge , you
are human , and you won' ' , see an inno
cent woman's heart broken to pieces by
such wickedness ; oh do judge , let , me go.
1 am a nice respectable woman , and so is
my husband , do excuse me , good Mr.
Judge , or I'll go insane ; yes I will , in
"Who is your husband } " interrupted
"why he's my husband , dear Judge , so
he Is. "
"What does ho do ? "
"Yes , sir , und if ho hears of this it may
give him a sick spell. Oh , dear , dour
Judge pardon mo this time , and I'll co
right home and pray. "
"Whore do you live ? "
"Two hundred and sixteen Hurt street ,
Judge ; now , do please , let mo go. "
"And you are euro vou didn't take
these goods wrongfully ?
"On my hope in heaven , dear judge. "
"Well , I'll line you $10 and costs on n
risk , anyway , " nnd thu judge rose fiom
bin scat and stretched himself.
"What , " exclaimed Mrs. Uarwood , "
and the flash of her eyes fairly eclipsed
that of her diamonds , "well hern it it *
sir ; take it quick and let mo ont of this
hole , " and shu spread out a f20 note on
the clerk's desk The court blandly broka
the bill , and Mrs. Garwood. gathering up
hcrchango , flounced from tlio room line a
tigress in a pit.
Members nnit FrlonilH of tlio Mntlio-
dlnt tOplncopal dm ret ) , Attention.
The Omaha district camp mooting will
convene in Hognr's grove just northeast
of the city limits of Fremont , Aug. 10 ,
und continue seven days. Every prepa
ration is being made to insure this a
pleasant and profitable meeting. Bring
a tent if you can , if not , write to thn M.
E. pastor at Fremont and secure onn for
the entire nicotine at not more than
ftl.GO , or you may obtain ono on the
grounds. Bring bed clothing ; straw for
bedtlcks will bo furnished free. Woven
wire bed springs can bo routed on the
grounds at i.0c a night , single cols 15c , erGo
? Go tor the meeting. A largo lodging
tent will be provided for transients. You
can board ou the grounds at SW cents for
breakfast or supper , ! ) r > cents for dinner ,
or 75 cunts a day , or f 1.50 a week. Also
a good lunch counter will bo pro
vided. Water in abundance , will
bo supplied , Horse feud and
every othur convenience can bo ob
tained without trouble. Omnibuses will
run to and from every train , alno before
and after each arrive. Come prepared
to enjoy a coed meeting. Bring a bible
and Kpworth hymnal. The services will
bo conducted by the. presiding elder. J.
W. Philips. Como uarly and stay all the
Tlm N. W. U.K. , the F. K. & Mo. V.
R K. . uKo tlm U. P. will furnish re-
diicud rules. When purchasing tickets
bo Mire and take a receipt from thu agent
nnd that will insure return ticket at ono-
A Itnthcr Dull Day In tlio Judicial
.lus'iion iuisuv. : :
Yesterday morning the case of A.
Rousok vs. Jcttor tt Young , thn Soutn
Omaha brewers , was commenced in tint
court , the aim lining to secure possession
of premises huld by thu defendants who
claim a lease for tfiren years.
Thu colored boy Sheuley was let off 1)7
Judge W ukoley yesterday. The white bov
Freudmnn was sent to the reform school.
The National Itcfinlng company haa
commenced a suit against Lewis A ,
Stewart and L. A. Stewart & Co , fet
$3,6:11 : for goods sold nnd delivered The
Brink of Omaha Hnid to have piopcit ;
belonging to the defendant hub been
.lames M. Purkus has commenced n
suit aguhibt the Chicago , Kl. Paul , Min
neapolis & Omaha railroad for $ ' . ' ,000
damages to his land in Florence by rea
son of thu road running through it.
Tin : coNcnitniA'd UKVKI. .
This evoniiig the well known con-
cotdia sinking society will give a
moonlight excursion to Killer's park ,
situated about seven miles on the Mis
souri Pacific , to which a special train will
be run Icuung thn city nt 7.1. " ) in the uv-
ontng. The plume i.s only /or those who
reee.ivi ) Imitations and will be made cn-
jovablo to till.
The first annual pwnic of the Brother
hood of Locomotivu Knirmuers takes
place to-duy nt Luke Manawn , Tha
tiokuM snll for $1 , and entitle ono to n
round trip to the lake with boat nd and
bath at that place. Thin will bo one of
thu most succ ' .sst'ul picnics of the buu <
.son. _ _
Clnoliinj n Pliiinbnr.
A. C. Lc.chtenborger , the plumber of
110 South Fourteenth street , unr.ilod
yesterday on u warrant sworn out by the
inspector of plumbing for violation of
ordinance 1'120 , which prohibits tin : out-
tint ? of a Htriset without ! irl having ob '
tained u permit , was arraigned iiufote f-'v
Judge Burku yesterday. Hu plu.tdtd
guilty and was lined $5 ami cosis.
TinPala < ; < : .
The Palace h loon Iris changed hauds ,
Charliu Littlu retiring , and lilh partner
Billy Thompson , remaining , an U going
into bin i ness with Billy Donnelly.
Charlie Little will take a vacation , and
return in alnul siwcuks. .
C. M. Wie-knr , of thu Denver Huilwav
Land A : Coal t'oniiuuy. with hi * fum ly ,
cic.cuuiud u Mirf ill rir u'oi'.ii ; oat on the
noon Union Pacific .nm
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