Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 05, 1887, Page 4, Image 4

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E. llOBEWATRtt. KniTon.
Sworn Htatoincnt of Circulation.
BUtc nf Nebraska , I . .
County of Douglas. { 8 > *
Oeo. 11. TzschueK , secretary of The B o
Publishing company , does solemnly swear
that tlio actual circulation of thn Dally Bee
for tlio week ending July 20 , IbVJ , wag as
follows !
Date , tlorning Krentn TnfdJ.
fiaturdav. July23 7.JSO ! 0b50 li.'JOO
Sunday. July IM 14.200
Monday. July 'J5 7.77fi C.8.V ) ROM
Tuesday. July BO 7.1M ) P..7SO 18,000
Wednesday. July ti7..7.1ftO r.,7J5 13,87.j
Thursday. July ai . . .7.1.V ) 6.7IW 1.T.MO
Friday. July 29. . . . .7.1M 0.750 13.000
Average 7.288 6.776 14.083
Sworn to and subscribed In my presence
tula 30th day of July , A. D. 1837.
rSEAL.1 Noiary 1'uWlc.
BUte of Nebraska , „
Douglas County.BS (
Oeo. 13. Tzschuck , being flrf > t duly sworn ,
deposes and says that he Is secretary of The
Bee Publishing company , that the actual
average dally circulation of the Dally Bee for
the month of July , 1880 , 12.314 copies ;
Tor Aujtust , 1888 , 13,404 conies : for Septem
ber , ISSO , 13,1)30 ) copies j for October , ISM ,
12.W9 copies ; for November. 1SSO , 13.3H
copies ; for December , I860.13,237 conies ; for
' January Ib87 , lO.UCG copies ; for Kobrunrv ,
1887 , 14,19s copies ; for March. lb7 , 14.400
copies ; for April , lb 7,14,810copies ; for May ,
1887 , 14,2'.7 copies ; for June 1837 , 14,147
Subscribed and sworn to before me tills 1st
day ot July A. D. , 1837.
ISRAL.I N. P. Km * Notary Public.
AN exchange says "Millionaire Cor
coran Is still on the mond. " 1'orhaps it
is better to bo on tlio mend thau on the
put Pat Collins into tlio cabinet to suc
ceed Ediuott than ho can lift himself ever
n stake and rider foucc by Ins boot
AKTKK all perhaps the result in Ken
tucky is an evidence of the strength of
Mr. JJIaine a kind of satale pride. The
plumed knight was once a Kentucky
school master.
ENOLAND General Simon Bollivor
Itocknor , Kentucky Dear sir : I see your
election is in doubt. Claim everything.
I know how it Is myself.
SOME fifty persons , representing almost
every state in the union , ascended Pike's
Peak the other Hay. They formed into
an organization and drafted resolutions
inviting President Cleveland to visit the
summit when ho comes west. This invi
tation mania is spreading upwards as
laterally. Maybe it will ooze out ou
that peak.
the letter to President Cleve
land from the chamber of commerce became -
came BO contaminated with dirt while
passing through the Omaha postoilico
that it has been impossible for the postal
clerks to read the address. No doubt at
this moment it is an unrecognized pack-
nge in the dead letter ofllce at Washing
IK the mugwumps should desert Mr.
Cleveland , ho will bo like a lost boy.
Members of the democratic party who
know him host have never regarded him
us a democrat true to the tcnunts of thai
party. Ho may yet live to see himself
without cither a party or even political
following of any kind. Stranger things
than this have happened.
Cinua HARTMAN and L. M. Bennett are
trembling in their boots since they have
been told that the chairman of the coun
cil judiciary committee holds the opinion
that they will bo hold responsible for any
overlap that may occur In the
police fund by reason of the notion
taken by the other commissioners
in their absence from home. This doc
trine is a stunner. If a councilman , for
instance , could bo made rcspousiblo for
overlaps voted by other members , in his
absence from any session , or if his bonds
men are held liable for the boodling ol
other councllmcn , ho and his bondsmen
would bo in a very bail way.
liam Curtis , Now York. Dear Sir : I am
pained to realize that 1 did not have ofli
cos enough to supply the demand from
your friends. If you will stay with me
until after the election I will dc
well by you , and will in the
meantime "fire" Eugene Higgins am
appoint a mugwumu iu his place. Dan
Bays this is the best wo can do for you
at present. Yours truly ,
IT is In bad taste for the Democrats tc
lay their misfortunes hi Kentucky At tin
door of General Buckner , claiming IK
was not popular with the masses. This
is wrong and docs the Democratic can
dldato an injustice. The cause of UK
revolution simply means that the people
had grown tired of Bourbon rule , by oh
time fossils who lived upon the memorj
of the past. Atidal wave issottiug in.
It is , at the sumo time a rebuke to the
administration of Mr. Cleveland where IK
was most cordially disliked for the mug
wump friends he had made. A Kontuckj
Democrat is not a Cleveland Dumocrut
mid the two can not be harmonized.
THE prohibition experiment has boor
tried for a year in Rhode Island , and the
result is a total failuro. It has not evoi
approximately prohibited the use of in
toxicating liquor , and drunkenness , a.
compared with former years , has no
boon diminished. This has boon the ox
pcrionco wherever total prohibition lias
iron tried. Hut states , like individuals
insist on learning by personal experience
So state after state is trying it , alwayi
with the same result.
THE United States attorney for UtaJ
has commenced action against the trus
tees of the Mornian church prellminar ]
to a contiscation of the church proper ! ,
for the benefit of tlio schools of the terri
tory , as contemplated by the Edmunds
Tucker bill. Anticipating this action tm
trustees have understood to have con
toyed the bulk of the property to privnti
parties , which will probably defeat th
object of the suit. Jt is suggested , however
over , that the moral effect of the procco'l
Ing will not bo valueless , nincn it wil
show that there has been u signal chaugi
in affairs since Brighum Young pro
claimed martial law In the territory am
refused to allow any citizen of the Unitei
States to enter iU .borders. . '
\ Stirplni for Second Place ,
The statement that lion. William Mor-
l&on , of Illinois , now t member of tlio
liter-state commerce commission , has Ins
eye ono the vice presidency and may bo
ii'ard of , If ho can have his own way
about it , in the next natlo'nnl democratic
convention , suggests an Inquiry as < o Iho
untorlul at tlio command of the do-
nocracy from which to make a selection
or thu second place on Its presidential
Ickot. While the party , as the situation
now is , has really no choice for the head
of the ticket , being compelled to concede
hnt position to Mr , Cleveland , with
all the probabilities against there
> olng any change m Iho
ibsoluto ownership of the party
possessed by the president , a casual stir-
vojr of the field will show that for the
ccond place the supply of material ,
more or loss available in the political
sense , is over-abundant , and that about
all the interest which the next national
democratic convention will have must
come from the contest between those
who aspire or are willing to bo the tail
of the ticket.
Tlio democratic vice presidential can
didate will bo taken from the south or
vest , with the chances largely In favor
of a western man. It is not unlikely
hut Mr. Carlisle- might huvo the nomi
nation if ho strongly desired it ,
but it Is not believed that ho
docs. Ho is thn only southern man
who possesses any positive availability
and it is quite possible that that section
may demand to bo represented on the
ticket. The very friendly disposition of
the administration toward the south may
also induce an expression from that
source favorable to having a southern
man on the ticket. In that case Mr. Car
lisle might yield to the pressure , and then
nothing could prevent his nomination.
The merest intimation that his associa
tion would bo especially pleasing to Mr.
Cleveland would end all contention , and
the democracy would again present an
nllitcrativn ticket , the last having been
the two B's Buchanan and Brcckcn-
ridge , In 1850. But Mr. Carlisle probably
will not seek the nomination and docs not
care for it. The vice-presidency is not
necessarily a stopping stone , and the in
cumbent is generally a minor quality in
publio aud party affairs. Having no pat
ronage at his command , except a few
positions about the senate , and no power
in legislation , the vice president is the
merest figurehead in the government ,
and unless he possess the cordial confi
dence of the president becomes a simple
nononity politically. This was the case
with the late Mr. Hcndncks , whoso vir
tual abandonment by the administration
and then by the party was the bitterest
experience of his life. Mr. Carlisle un
derstands all this , and will be hardly
likely to surrender the vantage ground
he now holds as n member of congress
and a party leader , which ho can proba
bly retain for some time to come , for the
empty honor of the vice presidency , unless
ho should find thu call upon him to do
HO irresistible. The confederate record
of other prominent men In the south
would perhaps IMJ regarded as an insur
mountable objection.
Turning to the west a score of possible
candidates file before the minds eye ,
each having his peculiar claims and fit
ness. Indiana has the veterans McDon
ald and Voorhees , each with a large per
sonal following in his state , and Gov
ernor Grny , who might be stronger in a
democratic convention had he not been
a soldier. Illinois has Morrison , Steven
son , Black and Springer , all represents
tive men with special individual claims
to the regard of some portion of the
democracy. Then there is Mr.
Vilas aud General Bragg , of Wis
consin , either of whom ought to be en
tirely acceptable to Mr. Cleveland as a
running mate. California will very
likely offer the late governor , George
Stonenuin , or the present executive ,
Washington Bartloit , and as the Pacific
coast will demand more thau ordinarily
careful consideration next year at the
hands of both parties , iU will uot bo at
all surprising to find ono of these leaders
of the democracy of California a con
spicuous figure before the national con
vention for the second place. Wo have
named only the most prominent of those
from among whom a choice may be
made , but there are quite as many more ,
though less widely known , upon ono ol
whom the favor of the convention might
fall. The number cited is sulli'
fiolont to show that the demo <
cratlc party is abundantly supplied wilt
vice presidential material , all of wlnoli
can be safely depended on to promptlj
answer the call of the party without the
necessity of being immoderately urged tc
do so. There is every reason to beliovc
that several of these geatlemon are now
In training , so to speak , to enter the race
and others will doubtless be heard fron
in duo timo. The interesting contention
thus promised is the only thing to b (
looked for to prevent the next national
democratic convention trom being a dull
monotonous and purely formal gathering
The Utah Election.
The result of ihe legislative election !
in Utah last Monday is regarded by tin
non-Mormons of the territory as a grea
and encouraging victory. They securw
a fighting minority In thn legislature foi
the first time , and they promise to maki
thu best possible lisa of the achievement
Until now the Utah legislature hus boot
entirely under Mormon control , ant
would undoubtedly have continued so foi
a considerable time iu thu future but foi
the elective franchise qualification am
the abolition of woman suffrage. Polyg
tuny must now1 take the dangerous ru
course of perjury to reach the ballot box
aud thu power ot the church ha ;
been greatly weakened by the law depriving
priving about fourteen thousand womer
of the right to vote. In the kite election !
republicans and democrats laid aside
their political differences and tough
shoulder to shoulder for thn one objcc
of re.'cuing the legislature from com
plete Mormon domination , and if tin
success was not so great as was hopei
for , what has been accomplished is wul
coined with hearty gratification. Th <
Salt Lake Tribune says : "Tho spell i :
broken. There will bo such a workmj
force lu the legislature as will put thi
church ou record at last. But this is no
thu best feature of all. It will give th <
Gentiles a confidence which will cmi.v
them to see to it hereafter that the :
are registered. It will have the etlVc
to divide the control of city affairs will
tlio mints next winter ; it will make i
understood hereafter that thurn. in a tight
lug chance for victory , and that is n new
sensation for Utah , aud It will make met
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lieretoforo Indifferent ixctlvo workers. "
Iho chahco in the situation will bo
everywhere regarded with gratification
as the beginning of the end of tlio long
and perplexing controversy which this
Mormon question has invoked , and ft *
assuring a speedy end to the practice of
polygamy lu Utah. Tlio church must
choose between- utter disaster and the
system under which it stands condemned
jy the world , and there is reason to be-
Icvo that tiio youugor and progressive
element will elect to abandon the perni
cious system and save the church.
Mil oil Nolso Hut No Jtcforin.
Gcorco William Curtis tins again and
more fully given expression to ills it's- '
approval of Cleveland's civil eorvico
methods , and the National Civil Survico
Itoform Lcngun has to admit that this
administration is not one of civil service
reform. Of course not. Nor of reform
in any department. The party now in
l > ewer is a party of noise merely. It at-
irnotcd some attention by its reform cry ,
jut when George William Curtis and his
fellow mugwumps pinned their faith to
Ihe democratic party , looking for reform
From that quarter , they committed a mis
take which they ought to have known
bettor than to make. They are no doubt
sorry now. And the praise of the ad
ministration which is at times hoard.
What grounds arc there for it ? Thorn
was opportunity to say a wise word in
the matter of tariff reform , It has not
been said. The fisheries dispute is ono
which might profitably occupy a stales-
man's thought and attention. It is not
doing so. Inquiries regarding It are met
with the rcplv that the administration has
no olliclal knowledge of what lias
happened in Canadia waters. The con
dition of the country might be carefully
studied and remedies suggested in eco
nomic administration. Instead of that
the treasury vaults are piled full of coin
which no democratic statesmen scorns to
know what to do with , and oppressive
taxation unabated. There uro scores of
importantmattcrs with which a statesman
might occupy himself to the lasting benefit -
fit of the country. lut ! instead of that
what do wo see ? An administration
spending its time and strength on petty
party dodges , the same old dodcos that
have been used in the party for fifty
years or more. Tlio leopard can not
change his spots.
A Liittle Premature.
We do not blame Mr. Cheney for push
ing the proposed public library on Jcfl'er-
son square , but we doubt whether a ma
jority even of the Fifth ward , which he
represents , favors this project. It is
questionable whether any building
erected ou Jefferson square would be de
sirable. A public library building would
practically destroy the park as a popu
lar resort. Hut even if this was desira
ble at some future day , the move at pres
ent is premature. Omaha does not at
this time need a public library building
half as much as she market house.
And it is a question whether we can af
ford to vote bonds and divert the pro
ceeds needed for sewers , pavements and
school buildings for any other
public improvements. Ample pro
visions have been made for
the public library in the new city
hull building. A whole story has been
sot apart for this purpose by the archi
tect. The building will bo thoroughly
fireproof and the library could not bo in
a safer place. If the room set apart
for the library is needed live or ten years
hence for municipal purposes , it will bo
time enough to erect a suitable and cred
itable public library building wherever
by that time the council may deem it
most convenient. For the next few years
Omaha will need her entire quota of
bonds for substantial public improve
ments and school buildings.
Very Funny.
The scnil-ofl'icial explanation which
the Herald prints as to the reason why
the official bonds of two members ol
the police commission still remain in the
capacious pocket of Boss Iluscull , h
rather thin. The pretext is that some
technical defect has been discovered in
the wording of those bonds. Why didu'l
Mr. Hascall make known this alleged do-
feet six weeks ago ? Why did ho pigeon
hole the bonds of llartmun and Bennett
for more than forty days ? There
was no defect in them , was
there ? But Hascall is represented
as predicting that Bennett and llartnian
will have a heavy bill of overlaps to paj
for the action taken in their absence
from Omaha by Gilbert and Smith , who ,
according to Hascall , had no authority tc
do anything before their bonds wore ap
proved. This is very funny. It may
go down with some of the dupes that
have been following the First ward bellwether -
wether , but sensible people , even if thi'.j
don't know a law-book from a primer ,
will smile lit their credulity.
A. Downright Stoal.
On the recommendation of Us commit
tee on claims , the council has votcii
ip4S2 each to the Herald and licpublicai ,
for publishing Mayor Boyd's election
This is a It takes $801
out of the pockets of Omaha tax. payen
without tangible excuse or approciubk
benefit. The city of Omnna had an
official paper and paid for tins advcrlis
ing at its contract rates , which was less
than one-fourth of the amount paid te
the jobbers who engineered this stca' '
through the council. Moreover , the Br.i
which was then and is , legally , yet the
ollicial paper , has fully three times the
combined city circulation of the two otliei
This costly and useless advertising was
done upon a request to Mayor Boyii
sicncd by a majority ot the members o !
the old council , who wore inveigled intc
this extravagance by the importunities
of Cadet Taylor and his rowdy editor.
W Hii.K wo do not approve Councilmai :
hoe's course in connection with the police
and lire commission , wo cheerfully give
him credit for calling a halt on reckles :
appropriations for salaries and doubtfu
claims. His resolution instructing the
various city oillcers to report the num
ber of their clerks , the salaries of nach ,
and the authority under which their ap.
pointmcnt has been made is timely
The taxpayers of Omaha do no
object to paying competent one
faithful officers high salaries , bu1
they do not approve the employ
mcut of needless deputies , olerks and su
ptiniumcraro6. ! When n roan get * a gooc
salary he ought to be willing to , do hii
On tlio IliRht Trnokt
The council has Instructed the city en
gineer to report the number of miles of
railway inside the city limits , with a view
o ! placing It upon the assessment roll for
taxation. This js rfminnntly proper. The
city engineer oUcht to prepare a railroad
map of the cit.V , showing every foot of
street railway , cable or motor road , and
also every railroadlwlthln the limits , In
cluding side tracks. The map should also
exhibit all the lots and laiuh occupied by
railroads , and every building on or ad
jacent to th o rlguCof-way. Such a map ,
corrected cnch year , would enable the
council to determine exactly the extent
of this class of property. If the comity
assessors have omitted any part of this
property , or if the railroads have failed
to make correct returns to the state
board , proper steps can bo taken to place
the omitted properly on the tax list.
It scorns to us that the county com
missionersshould long Bincc have taken
stops in the same direction , by causing a
railroad map of the county to be made
by the county surveyor , which would ex
hibit every main and side track and every
tatlon within the county , together with
the right-of-way. The right of the com
mlssioncrs to order a survey and plats
exhibiting the railroad right-of-way and
the various tracks will hardly bo assailed ,
and the propriety of incurring the ex
pense of such work must be conceded by
every Intelligent citizen.
WILLIAM A. FiiKitirr , of New Orleans ,
the new supervising architect of the
national governmimt , Is bald to be a gen
tleman of very superior attainments in
his art , having perfected his education
and studies in France and Italy. Ho is
credited with a number of rare archi-
lectural structures , and by reason both of
liis advanced culture and largo exper
ience is expected to very much improve
the architecture of government buildings.
There can bo no question that there is
ample room for improvement , but what
the government has nil along needed is a
surprising architect who , beslaus having
a sufficient knowledge of his art also
possessed the capacity and will , to have
tlio work of the government promptly
and thoroughly done , regardless of the
personal interests of superintend
ents and contractors , The system upon
which the public work is carried on calls
loudly for reform , both ou the score of a
reasonable economy and in order that
needed improvements shall not be un
duly delayed. It has come to bo under
stood that no government building will
bo completed in less than double the
time iu which it is promised by contract
ors , and never at a cost within the
amount originally'asked for as sufliclont.
And the fault in all s'uch cases lies chiefly
with the supervising architect. If the
now official shall bo , found to combine
practical judgment'and ' energy with ar
tistic excellence He'could * not have n
better opportumty'to win fame and put
himself on the sure road to fortune.
THE beneficial teado results expected
from the reduction of the Mexican tariff ,
which went into effect on the 1st of July ,
are being realized , Advices from the
customs district of Paso del Norte show a
marked inctease iuithe amount of Amer
ican canned goods Imported into Mexico ,
while other articlesamong them barbed
wire , powder for mining purposes and
wire rope , arc feeling the good clfects of
relingulshed tariff duties. The free list
was enlarged by a list of forty-two new
articles , making a reciprocity treaty al
most unnecessary. The people of Mexico
appreciate the change , which will secure
a largo aggregate saving to them , and
American manufacturers of articles to
which the reduction or remission of
duties applies will also reap a material
ail vantage. What good results , if any ,
have thus far been derived from the
postal arrangement , which went into
effect July 1 , have not yet been reported ,
but there is not a question that the ar
rangement will prove to bo mutually
beneficial. The facts are of interest as
showing the gratifying progress of closer
commercial relations , destined to become
yet more intimate , between ttie two coun
Tin : refusal of the council to grant per
mission to the Omaha Horse railway
company to extend its tracks over the
Eleventh street viaduct , will , we hope ,
bring about the construction of a viaduct
on Tenth street with ample accommoda
tions for all the street railways that may
desire access to the Union Pacific and B.
& M. depots. That will leave the
Eleventh street viaduct unimpeded for
travel by residents of South Omaha and
give the traveling public a fair chance to
enter or leave the city without being ex
posed to the danger of the present cros
sing. It may have been a mistake to lo
cate the viaduct on Eleventh street , but
in the long run Omaha must have u via
duct across the tracks at every import
ant thoroughfare , or else build tunnels
under the tracks which would bo more
expensive. A viaduct on Tenth street
has become an absolute necessity ,
whether a union depot is built or not.
Foit seventy-six years the Ohio Slate
Journal , published at Columbus , the cap
ital of the state , has been doing its duty
in enlightening and moulding publio
opinion , having bcoil jealous in support
of republican principles since the organ
ization of the party , Jt has kept well
abreast with the times in nearly all re
spects except its form , adhering to the
antiquated folio or four-page shape. Wo
are glad to note that it is
about to make 4 departure and
join the ranks of the eight-page pa
pers , assuming metropolitan dimensions
and improving itself generally. Located
at the political center4 Of Ohio , in the
midst of a largo and growing population ,
the Journal ought ti liud the change
greatly to its advantagcjin adding num
erously to its readers , and doubtless will.
Our Ohio contemporary has our best
wishes. "
THE droutli over a largo extent of ter
ritory in the west is becoming severe.
Since the hot weather set in there has
been little rain with the exception of lim
ited areas hero and there. Omaha and
vicinity has been favored as much as
any region in the state. Throughout the
greater part of Iowa there has been but
little rain since last year , and the sub-
Foil has been drainnd dry. Springs have
given out , wells failed and streams rim
dry in many loralitics , so that people arc
compelled to Iwul water for miles. The
effect on the crops has been disastrous ,
tint recent hot winds have withered and
up porn and crass over largo
areas , so that live stock is being sold for
want of fodder. Corn has already boon
out lu some places in Iowa. All the
crops except wheat will bo light. This
drouth has alrcadj advanced the price of
butler and clieuso In the larger markets ,
and vegetables will bo higher than last
year. While the west has been Buffering
for the lack of rain , the east lias had too
LAST oprlng tlio BEE printed an edi
torial under the caption , "A Strange Fa
tality. " It had reference to the editorial
tripod of a morning paper in this city ,
and indulged In a prophecy that its lit
erary rum would soon tire of butting n
Btono wall. Wo have made that prophecy
with reference to this same tripod , and
lived to sco its fulllllmont , so often during
the past ten years that It has become
somewhat chestnutty.
AccouniNO to the reports of the sum
mer packing season , from March 1 to
July 30 , there was n falling oil in the
pack at Chicago -105,000 , hogs , as com
pared with the sumo time last season.
On the other hand Omaha gained 837,431
during the same time , while Kansas City
exceeded her pack of the previous Mason
by only 8D.800. This is the kind of hog
we have in Omaha.
Tun jolly , good-natured and hard work
ing locomotive engineers made a splendid
showing at their annual picnic yesterday
at Lake Manawa. 1 hey hud a good time ,
as they deserved to have. The men who
man the "gray hounds of the rail" fill a
conspicuous place in the history ot the
republic. All hail to the bravo and cour
ageous locomotive engineers , though
they do sometimes flirt with the girls who
live on the linu of their runs.
Tin : president and his party have dug
a good deal of what they fondly imagine
is paying political capital ore out of this
G. A. H. business , General itosoorans ,
who made himself conspicuous since the
war in belittling the fame of U. S. Grant ,
was made the latest vehicle of political
tally for the president , and the exchange
of graudilloquout military sontimeuts be
tween these two men is an edifying spec
tacle. But have we not hud about
enough of this kind of tiling ?
POLITICAL lines are becoming crossed
in the extreme. Kentucky in doubt and
the Virginia democrats marshaling under
the leadership of Senator Uiddlobcrgcr.
It would not bo surprising to hear of
Henry \Vatterson supporting the nomina
tion of General Sheridan for president ;
Till mage turn pagan , Bob Ingorsoll join
the clergy , St. John advocating free
whisky and plenty of it , Jefferson Davis
pledging ills support and Joyulity to the
union and Dan Luniont becoming presi
dent of the Anti-Liars association.
The paporinnkine industry Is in piospcrous
shape , and it is desired to restrict output
now when trade Is good.
There is a great demand for agricultural
Implements , tools , foundry castings and
wnKon material In the southern states.
Thirty-six thousand acres of mineral laud
liiuebeon purchased near Kansas City , Mo. ,
whcie iron and steel works will bo built.
There IH a general movement among tex
tile manufacturer * to mcreaso or Improve
capacity. Trade prospects arc ) favorable.
The cost of milling flour has been reduced
at Minneapolis iiom SC.liQ In 1S7S to S4.8U In
1885 , ami at the present time the coat is atlll
Locomotive shop workmen have had their
wages reduced from thai ) to time for three or
four years past , but an improving tendency
Is now apparent.
There Is a lack of lutcllluant laborers and
managers at southern ironmaklng plants. Up
to July 15 there were 9,503 strikers out , ami
up to July 'J-i , U08. : ;
Operatives seeking work at Cohoes , where
5,000 are ou strike in the hosiery mills , are
sent home. The arbitration board is socking
a solution of the dill lenity.
A liu'jo ; pumping engine has just been
entered by mine owners from a Now
York house , because none others can be had
which are sate from bursting.
The Mexican government has arranged
with a corporation to expend S'200,000 within
five years tor the surveying of all mines In
four states In northern Mexico.
The United States makes an excellent cus
tomer for English hand and pocket cutlery.
The north ot Knglaml rail-mills have orders
that will last them through the year.
The western miners hold more meetings
and conventions than any other class of
workmen , and scam to make h > s headway
In the permanent settlement of disputes.
The architects continuo to report activity
In building operations. The quiet condition
of the labor market Is encouraging a good
many large cuter prises that have been with
In a few months coke-making plants will
bo scattered nil along the Alleglmny moun
tains In Pennsylvania. A fl.000.030 com
pany has just been organized in Cambria
The carriage and wagon maker * have been
romniknbly busy during the past six months ,
and all large works are sold up fur three or
four months. The price of good work has
not declined.
Contracts will soon bo let for material to
bulhl 2,500 tube-iron freight cars that will
have a rapacity ol 00,000 pounds. Among the
requirements are 5,000,000 feet of oak and
( ieorfii.'i pine.
Hnlldlng Is progressing with unabated
vlitor throughout the larger western cities.
Lumber yards , foundries small machine and
tool shops are springing up , started In many
cases by eastern men.
A company making rolling stock In Ohio ,
and employing 1,500 men , has decided to re
move to Alabama to bo near the lumber ,
cheap coal and tlittlr customers , and Hi. fur
from strikes as possible.
Uulldors report an unusuallv largo number
of hotels building and to bu bulli this yuar.
Church and school IIOUMJ work Is also
abundant. The character of the work is Im-
provlnc. The greatest activity Is in the
Wages have been stationary In nearly all
crafts. Machinery-maker * will demand nn
advance In September. This branch Includes
boiler , unglno and tool makeru. Shops are
crowded with work , and large purchases of
material are being mado.
The military were called out nt liolton ,
England , to suppress riotous strikers in tlio
engineering trades. The Imlf-stnrvod chain-
makers at Diidloy , who had b a on strike
eight months , blew their shops up with pow
der because a fvw men returned to work.
A IlUgraGO to tliu ICmpIro Htnto.
Tray Tlmet.
The emigration commission has long been
a disgrace to the state. Its members aru con
stantly creating scandals. 1'hov lnvo per
mitted HhlD-load after shlo-load of contract
laborers and paupers to land t Castle ( iar-
den , but ( hey draw the Una on an unfortun
ate but etrpug ami healthy inotUer and In-
Tlio UoCutntlon.
Ortind fit < iml IndrpendrnK
Omaha complains of a dirty postofllce , A
sort ot refutation ot the statement that a new
broom sweeps clean.
Kxhlbltlou of KnMcrn Jcalouijr.
Considerable light U thrown upon an old
western habit of giving largo nnmos to small
things by the dispatch announcing : "A Ne
braska city wrecked by a tornado one uinii
killed. "
Ho Noror tUtifllicH.
Hoiton Globe ,
Senator Lclnml Standford will burn his
whiskers some day wltu blushes. Jlo bra
zenly persists In the assertion that It It Is
nobody's business If he and his fellow-con
spirators did corrupt the government with an
expenditure of 32,000.000.
Not Entirely Unhorsed.
leatrlt Dtmncrat.
The Omaha Herald thinks that Mr. Van
Wyck should bo the governor of Nebraska.
The Democrat fully agrees with the Herald
that If elected to that position Mr , Van
Wyck would Insist upon the enforcement ot
all laws regulating ; the monopolies that have
heretofore run the staU > , with a vigor that
would borofieshlng to the common people.
The corporations that so gracefully retired
Mr. Van Wyck In the lost campaign may yet
learn that thn old man Is not entirely un
horsed , but Is right on the trail with blood
in his eye.
_ _
Which. IH M hloh ?
JVr'iifMn ' Cttn Xc\a. \
' 1 hat oleaginous orator , the poncral man
ager of the oil-room department of thn Union
ruellic railroad , who put a dynamlto cart
ridge under the Nebraska rdltois out at
Crete , seems to be getting a vast amount ot
gratuitous advur'tlslnc for the oil room sys
tem of loading legislators down the Union
Pacific tracks.
Can It bo possible that the lion. John
M. Thiirston , who promised Blalno 00,000
majority In Nebraska , at the Chicago repub
lican convention In 18S4 and who has since
been a prominent republican candidate for
United States senator and the general man
ager of the Union Pacific oil-rooms are ro-
latrd to each other ? Will somn cheerful
republican newspaper Identify , sort out , and
separate the two Thurstons ? Which Is Oil
lloomV Which In the Hon. John M.V
When Jnnio Milked the Cow * ,
Helen WhUneu Clailte.
The dalsv hold her dainty cup
To catch tho. dewdrops bright ;
The Dee had kissed the clover bobs ,
And bade them all eood night ;
The katydid had tuned her SOUK
Among the apple boughs ,
And farther stretched the meadows Ions : ,
When Janlo milked the cows.
The swallows flitted here and there ,
The bat had left his bower ,
Tim primrose , with a bashful air ,
Unclosed her wtaled flower ;
The whlppoorwlll his plaintive tale
1'roclaimed 'neath wooded boughs ,
And twlllnht dropped her dinky veil ,
While Janio milked tlio cows.
And Den , the plow-boy , btrolllng by ,
Comes throuirh the open bans ,
While softly In the western sky
Shlnu out the tranquil stars.
And while the corn-blades whisper low ,
Two lovers plcdco their vows ,
Amid the twilight's purple clew ,
While Janle milked the cows.
A little cottage , snug and now ,
With lion vines at the door ;
The siinbeamx , peeping softly through ,
Lie dancing ou tlio floor.
And when the llrst pixie evening stars ,
Hhlno through the I ores t houghs.
Young farmer linn , beside the bars ,
Helps Janle milk the cows.
The State of Trade.
Special telegrams to Uradstrcot's from
{ cading business centers point to positive
increases in the distribution of staple
products at Chicago , St. LouisSt. Joseph ,
Quincy and Hurlington. la. , as compared
with preceding weeks , notwithstanding
the continuance of the extreme heat
which has prevailed in all directions. At
Chicago the gains have been most con
spicuous in iron and steel and coal , with
a full volume in the movement of ero-
curies and dry goods. The after harvest
demand at St. Louis is better than was
expected , owing to ruins in the region
tributary to that city , and to freer mar
keting of crops. There is some com
plaint of drouth near St. Joseph , but the
volume of general trade there is reported
in excess ot last week. At Louisville the
hot weather Is said to bo restricting trade
with the interior , where the crops have
beuu injured by drouth. Other of the
largo cities report a moderately favorable
trade. Kansas City's business for the
week has boon the quietest forthoscoson ,
with hogs oft 200,1111(1 ( cattle weak , but with
the u.siiul largo volume of transactions.
At the oust the improvement in the dis
tribution of dry tioods at New York and
IJostoii is the feature. At Pittsburgh the
heat has checked industrial operations
some , and bar iron is dull but firm at the
two cent rate. The heat and rains have
checked trade at Philadelphia , and com
plaints : us to the former comes us well
from New Orleans , Cincinnati , Galvcston
and Savannah.
The total number of striking industrial
employes in the United Sates in Julvag
grcgates nearly 17,000. against 11,000 m
July , 1880 , and 10,000in June , 1887. It
will take a week yet for thclron furnacch ,
idle owing to the Into Colco strike , to blow
in. A number ot them are cold three
month ahead. The excess stock o ! pig
iron July 1 , against December 81 lasturo
behoved to ho largely of low-grade irons.
The pig-iron markets east have not felt
the increased demand and $1 per ton : id-
vanre within a month noted al the west.
The outlook in the woolen industry is not
The leading money markets , except at
Kansas City and bostonarecasier. At the
formercattlo paper is closely hcrutlniyed ,
and so active is the general demand that
the available supply is declared to bo in
adequate. Funds aru going to the coun
try at New Orleans , more freely at St.
Louis , but inappreciably at Chicago.
Boston banks are accommodating regu
lar cubtoinurs only , with rates high and
iinchnugud. At Philadelphia recent dis
bursements by railway corporations
there huvo tended to case loaning rates.
The exports of merchandise , gold and
silver , for thn year end < 1 Juno 'M , 1887 ,
practically equal in value the aggregate
of import ! ) , whunsah tut ) venrs : ijo } the
export * were about $ > 10,0 ! ! ( > 0.000 in excess.
The international account us to securi
ties , bought and sold , is the missing ele
ment In our export and import totals.
The totul stocks of mvisiblu wheat in
the United States alone on July 1 were ,
ns reported to Uradstnset's , 31,000,001) )
bushels , and I,000,000 ! ! ) bushels u year
ago. The total July 1 , ISHTi ( calculated ) ,
was 78,000,000 : July 1 , 18S1. V.000.KX ! ( ) ;
IBM , Itti.OOO.OOO buslmls , IBifJ , IS.000,000
himhels , and in 1831 , JJJ.OOil.OiX ) bushels.
The present inviniblo supply then in
the smallest since- July 1 , 1B8J , when it
was but BO per cent of what it is now.
The reports of railway c'lirn-
ings per mile ( sixty-seven roads )
for six months for four years past ,
point unmistakably to thu heavy increase
in miloago.Vlnlo Ilrud.stcut's ! returns
of increased gross earnings ever 1680
phew Ifi pur cunt gain , ever IBSTi 18 per
cunt , ami ever 18S1 17 pur cunt gain , the
earnings per mile for six months ui 1887
are but 11 per cent over 1830 , 'J per cent
ever 1835 , and 7 per cent over 1881. A
manipulative attack by a combination of
loading operators ilnpressod the Now
York stock mui ket this week , prices in
many liiKtunens reaching the lowest frg-
ures of the year. Thn stugnanl condition
of speculation and appruhiuiHum rujranl-
ing the future of the nioruiy nwrkrl ap
parently fhdlitatr.d siich operations.
The interest cxcjtcit in tobacco by thu
heavy advance in prices , particular ly R |
the west , has Increased prices on medium
loaf burley at New York but Ho pet
pound within the month , or about 40 per
cent , while west the advance is about Co
per pound. This lias been stimulated
largely by reports of a short crop , ami
aided by operators east mid west. Tha
rclatlvi'ly higher prices west have caused
the reshlptiient of 150 hogsheads from
New York to Louisville to tukondvnntago
of that market. The trndo hero talk of
n roshlpmeiit from Hromcu.
Speculation in wheat has been more
active , and prices have been firmer and
higher nftcr thn brouk of last Saturday
and Monday. Crop reports and the ox.
port movement favor lirm prices , but
tlio speculative interest has not been able of the
Chicago corner. Ituootpt * of new winter
wheat have not reached expectations yet.
The Knglish crop promises to bo largci
than last year , but the Indian crop mai
ler. Wheat is 80. per bushel higher at
San Francisco.
The movement of cotton goods at the
cast on fall trade orders from first and
second hands is active and prices sus
tained. There is no Improvement in
wool or In woolen goods yet. Sugar is
dull and depressed ; except at San FranCisco -
Cisco , where It has bo D advanced to < Hc.
Coffee Is quiet. Hogs are lower , catllu
depressed and hog products barulv
steady , llrmlhtrcot's reports of failure's
for thu week are :
This Last < - -Thcwrrk \ - *
, . , . wi-okwt-ek IbhOlKsfilbJHlbSS
In United btates.,103 152 UVJJlfi ijo MM
In Canada . 17 ! M ' "J iM 15 j
. - .Ian 1 to July UO - .
1887 18SI 188.itm 188.1
In United St.ltCS..5 , 704 0,1M ! 7'JU7 0.408 6.81,1
In ( 'Htmilii . fj.717 u j)7j ) (
lletnnrknhlo Bet-Ion of MlHfortiineH
Hint II nvn Followed Jg | | Co urn p.
New York World : After thn assassin
Oulteuu had been convicted and aon-
tencud by the court to bo hanged for kill *
Ing President Gurlluld , ho stood up 111 hit
pliico and pronounced a withering curse
on every ono connected with the trial.
Little was thought of it at tlio timo. It wai
regarded as a fitting climax of his rav
ings throughout that remarkable oaso.
Gultcau declared that misfortune would
attend every one connected with his trial.
Since then Guitcau's curse has impressed
itself upon the minds of superstitious people
ple by the singular manner lu which il
hiiH apparently been fulfilled.
The jury was composed of twelve
strong and healthy men. The foreman
was in comfortable circumstuuccs and
was estimated to bo worth fSO.OOO. Within -
in a ycur after the trial ho lost his money
and is now reduced to the lercl of & day
Four members of the Jury are dead ,
and nearly every one has been visited
with Homo kind of misfortune.
District Attorney George H. Corkhill
was removed from ollico , his wife died
and his own death followed before the
cud of another yuar.
Mr. Seovillo , Gmtcau's brother-in-law.
who with Charles 11. Hood , defended the
prisoner , was divorced from his wife and all of his property.
President Arthur , who refused to grant
a pardon or now trial to Guiteaii , was de
feated for rcnoinlnation and blowly
fulled in health and died last winter.
Mr. Ulaino , who was a witness against
Guitcuu , was nominated for president ,
but was defeated.
John A. Logan , an other witness , Is
now dead , stricken down iu apparent
Dr. D. W. IMiss , Garficld's physician ,
been in very poor health for two years ,
and it is thought that he will never be a
well man again.
David Davis , who appeared ns a witness -
ness , lias also joined the great majority ,
Judge John K. Porter , of Now York , one
of the government counsel iu the case ,
has practically retired from the practice
of his profession.
Tlio guards who kept watch ever Gul-
teau in the jail have nearly all lost their
Judge Cox , who presided over the trial ,
lost his wife.
Tlio downward career of Charles H.
Heed , of Guituau's counsel , whicu cul
minated in New YorK thin morning by
his attempting to take his own life , adds
another name to the list of victims of
Guitcau's anathema.
Thu only conspicious exception is
found in Wallace Davldge.of the govern
ment counsel in the ciwe. Mr. Davidgo
has apparently been more prosperous
Hince the trial than before. Ho stands at
the head of thu Washington bar.
The defeat of thu republican party m
188o recalls the fact that Guitcuu pre
dicted its defeat.
Hydraulic Cement and Iron INpra ,
Now York Hiiilding GazetteThisfiieo -
lion came up last Tuesday at tlio meeting
of the commission on the electrical Hub-
way In regard to laying the pipes In hy
draulic cement , There Hcemed to bo a dif-
feruncuof opinion oil thu subject.
Engineer McNiiIly , who was one of the
engineers employed on thu Brooklyn
bndiiu , said that his experience showed
that hydraulic cement was a good pre
servative of iron. The anchorages of the
Hrooklyn bridge were laid in cement.
Ho examined pnrt of these a short
time ago and found the iron
bright. His associate engineer , Mr.
Buck , had itxainiucd the cables of tlio
railroad bridge across the Niagara river
after nearly thirty years had passed and
found them in good condition. Mr.
Hoebling built a bndgo across
the Alloghany river 1841 , and r *
when Iho cables , which were buried in 1
cement , were examined iu 1801 , thn I
cables were found comparatively unin
jured. It was necessary that the iron
should bo clean and frcn from hculu bu-
fore being placed in the cement. He
was cuiilident that iron pipu laid in
hydraulic cement would lust longer thnii
if laid in any other manner. Knjrinnor.s
Kearney and ISeckwith supported Mr.
General Avcrill opposed the use fof
hydraulic cement. He uguin exhibited
the specimens of iron pipu taken from the
government building in Chicago , which
ho said had been luid in commit , and
went much corroded. Contractor Slater ,
who saw the pipes taken from thu build
ing , declared positively that the cement
had to bu broken from thu pipe. The
ma.\or doubled the perfect protection of
the pipe from the ullcet of air and water.
So ( rood an authority as Trauiwino
imikos the following statement on this
point ; "Tho writer found by ten years'
trial that if , after hotting , dampness is
absolutely excluded , cements preserve
iron , lend , , copper and brush. "
Some of our renders will remember tin
article in Building ( Vol. II , No. r > ) , nu
abridgement of a papur read bv Mr. W.
K. Ward before the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers at Cleveland.
which , while making no direct htutoim-nt
on this exact point , would seem strongly
to con lirm the vluw that cement , so fur
from corroding iron , is nn excellent pre
servative. We think flin mayor's doubt
"as to the perfect protection of tint pi pen
from uir nnd water" is tint real
answer to General Averill'.s argument ,
and doubtless thu trouble with thu pipes
he produces In conlirmution of Ins view * ,
It would suein as If pipes thoroughly im
bedded in hydraulic cement would liuvu
an almost purfoct protection from ulr
or water. As fitment adheres very
strongly to iron , and we think in ca-'cs
where iron umlxidilcd in rcment ilocs
corroilo , tint Iroublii is tlmt the pipe *
were not clean , or fur BOIIKI other nmsoit
theni was not u perfect union wuli the
ceniuiit , and that after setting them WUK t -1
iiillieU'iit ' .pucu between U | allow itccci- *
to uir or wuter , ; uid ' ' this , not the ccmcjit ,
corroded tni ; Iron.