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COUNCILMAN LEK bad better gag hi ;
WE have n sidewalk inspector , haven'
wo ! Wlmt's bccomo of him ?
WHY should the city pay fifty cents i
square of live-sixths of an inch for ad
vortislng in a daily paper that soils spaci
to business men for six cents an inch ?
THE first Installment of tha proceeding
of the commissioners of Douglas count ]
for the fiscal year will appear to-morrow
The BEK will have something to say concerning
corning the peculiar management of oui
county affairs as wo go along.
M.K. . GEOKOE PARKS , of Washington
Who is willing to bet $5,000 that Mr
Cleveland will not bo re-elected prcsi
dent is no doubt n man who has tin
courage of his convictions. There an
thousands of men all over this broai
land who think as Mr. Parks is willinc
his money should talk.
TIIK death of Thomas Morton , propio
lor of the Nebraska City Daily News
frill bo deplored throughout the state
not only by members of the press but b\
Ihe pioneers who were associated witi
him in laying the foundations of thii
lommonwcalth. As a citizen and journ
illst Mr. Morton enjoyed , the esteem ant
confidence of men of all parties am
THE Republican makes a dire throat t <
yank the private skeleton out of tin
alosot of a councilman , but it makes n <
reference to the conundrum how a jor
ernment printer can lay by $75,000 it
three years on a salary of $3,600 a year ,
carnages thrown in , and how his chio
slcrk can carom a small fortune durinj
the same period on n salary of $1,800 i
THE sun-spot editor of the Rochesto
IN. Y. ) Democrat and Chronicle , who ha
boon predicting the weather with mon
r loss success for a number of year
past , says that the number of sun-spots i
now slowly decreasing toward a mini
tnum. When that is reached thuro wil
bo a gradual increase of electric storm
[ or several years. If wo are to huvi
Itorms of one kind or another all tin
lime , it might as well be electric storm
M any. They are usually not so bad a
Iho tornado or cyclone.
THE way of promotion in the army am
navy now seems to be by way ot th
North Polo. Lieutenant Groeloy wa
made chief of the signal service buroai
after his return from the Arctic region
and now Chief Engineer Melville , ono o
the survivors of the DeLong expedition
ha been placed at the head of the buroai
of steam engineering. Mr. boring , win
hold this position , has for some time beoi
at loggorlmds with Secretary Whitno ;
and his resignation was not unexpected
The point of difference between them wa
the now project of reorganizing the bu
reaus. Melville is an energetic and abl
engineer imd is , no doubt , the man fo
the place to which ho has boon promoted
THE lloa. William II. Kobortson , wh
Was made collector of the port of
iTork by President Garliold , therob ,
Hurting the - -
Which had so many disastrous consc
quonccs , still takes an interest in politics
Judge UoberUou is u man of oarolul im
conservative opinions , and therefore wha
ho says Is not to bo measured by the rul
that is applied to the utterances of th
ordinary politician. Ho is moreover a
present giving more attention to buslnes
than to politics , and disclaiming any poi
lunal ambition. Ueforring rocencly t
the republican situation in Noi
fork , Judge Robertson sal
Iho party is entirely hai
monlous , and if it places good men i
Iho Held will win next fall. With re
rard to next year he said that Ulainc
liuwlcy or Sherman cau carry Nui
fork , but the man who would receiv
the largest number of votes is Chaunc
li. Dopow. "His popularity , " said tli
| udge , "Is simply enormous. " As w
bavo had occasion to remark before , Mi
Depow is a dark horse who may lu a cci
lain exigency cut no small figure in tli
next national republican convcutloi
But ho will use his influence in Ne <
SCurk 'In behalf of Mr. . Bluinp , who , b
Iho way , Jucge Itobortson predicts wi
fc * rouotniuatud : ind elocUd
Crop Proipcoi * and Trade.
The fact must bo admitted that the
crop prospects are far from being satis
factory , and that the hopes of business
that wore based on the earlier promise
of a generous harvest will bo measurably
disappointed. The whole west has suf
fered most severely from the continued
drought , and while the damage done
cannot bo repaired the serious present
question is whether it is to bo increased
by the fatluro of needed rains until the
time is passed when their coming will beef
of any bcnollt. Already hundreds of
farmers throughout the widely extended
drought region see their situation for the
present season to be nearly hopeless and
the number is not great who can counl
upon much profit for their outlay and
labor. Could this region have a week ol
copious ruins at oncn n very great im
prqvemcnt of the situation would result ,
with vast pecuniary benoGta to the agri
cultural community , but the condition :
do not appear to bo favorable to such e
fortunate change. The time in which the
required relief can bo of much advantage
is very short , and the apprehension ol
further serious injury is not groundless.
As yet this state of affairs has had nc
marked effect upon the trade movement ,
Business generally is reported good foi
the season. The wholesale merchants oi
of Chicago , in most departments of trade
report their transactions to have bcci
bettor during last July than for the
corresponding month of last year. Sinci
July merchants in a few lines have been
requested not to fill orders for the pros
cnt , but such experiences have not been
general. The jobbing houses of Omah :
report a well-maintained trade , will
quite 'generally an increase over a ycai
ngo at this season. Such facts are grati
fying , and it would bo pleasing to be able
to believe that there will bo nc
variations from them , but evidently sncti
a belief cannot bo entertained in the face
of the prevailing adverse crop conditions
With thousands of farmers having noth
ing to sell this fall , as now appears almosi
certain , and many others reaching th <
end of their season's work without anj
profits , it is simply inevitable that the
trade of the country must suffer. When
the farmers of the country are compellci
to practice an enforced economy , al
branches of business fool the effect. The
full consequence , however , of what IE
now threatened will probably not be ex
pericnccd thin fall. There is doubt
less suflioiont money at present it
the hands of the people , the proceeds o
the past year of general prosperity , t <
warrant the expectation that during tin
current year trade will continue to mak (
a satisfactory showing , though withou
any of the boom that a generous harvest
would have given it. But a diminishec
trade next spring and probably through
out next year is to bo looked for , a re
covering from which will depend whollj
upon the extent of the crops of next year
Unpromising as the situation now ap
pears , however , regarded from the
standpoint of the largo anticipations
of a couple of months ago , then
is nothing in it to create anj
alarm. At the worst the country
will have enough of its products to sup
ply its mere wants , and those who have
them to sell will obtain better prices foi
them. We shall have less to sell abroad
but the balance of trade need not bi
against us if we prudently restrain oui
disposition to buy extravagantly of for
eign products. There Is no probability
that as a nation we shall experience a do
clmo. The advance will not bo so great
as was hoped for , but we shall doubtless
add to our population and our wealth
The obvious suggestion of the situatior
is that a wise caution in all busmosi
operations is expedient , and this can bi
observed without yielding to unwarranta
bio apprehension and distrust.
In response to his proposal to bu ;
bonds , the secretary of the treasury luu
received on Wednesday , the first day o
opening bids , offers to sell 4 } per con
bonds to the amount of a little over fivi
million dollars , at prices ranging fron
110 to 113. Ho accepted only about t
quarter of a million , at the inside figures
which wore one-eighth of 1 per cent below -
low the open market rate on that day
This may bo taken as indicating aboii' '
the price which the secretary is disposci
to pay for these bonds , while the veri
small amount offered at the price runs
also bo regarded as showing tha
the holders of the bonds are not at nl
anxious to part with them at those fig
ures. So far as the first day's oxpericnci
goes toward determining the rate of thi
bond-purchasing expedient it cannot hi
regarded as promising. The total auioun
of the 4J per cent bonds is $250,000,000 , si
that the very small amount ottered to tin
treasury would seem to quite fully demonstrate
onstrate the unwillingness of holder
generally to dispose of them , even at i
premium somewhat above the markc
rate. There may bo several good reason ;
why a larger amount was not offered a
the outset , as the desire of holder ;
to ascertain about what the trcas
ury was willing to pay and a clispositioi
to awiut the effect upon the market of tin
first action of the treasury , but the natu >
ral conclusion is that the great majority
of bondholders are not anxious to lei
their bonds go at any figures the treasury
could reasonably bo expected to pay.
A few days will determine whether the
secretary of the treasury will be euabloi
to provide for the sinking fund by tin
purchase of bonds at anywhere near tin
rate ho has indicated as about the treas
ury price. It may be Unit his practical
declaration of what ho thinks a fair pro
mlum will settle the market at that price
in which c.uo the oilers to the troasur
may bccomo sulliciont to enable the secretary
rotary to promptly purchase the ainoun
ho requires , but the probabilities do no
strongly favor this view. The obvloui
fact is that in dealing with the govern1
mout some advantage over dealing witl
the public is expected , and unless this n
assured the government usually come
short. There ia no patriotism in tin
matter , and it Is pretty certain thatuules
the bondholders who do not need to real
ixo are given a littln advance by thi
treasury over the market rate they wll
not part with their bonds. On the othc
baud tha secretary will hardl
venture to voluntarily offer i
higher premium. Tne necessity of pro
vldlnc for the sinking fund is not BO ui
gent as to compel him to anV such course
Having done all that the law authorize
him to do , ha can very properly res
there and leave the matter to bo disposal
of by congress. Furthermore ho wouli
not oare to exeita public clamor , alroad' '
making itself heard In opposition to hi
purchase of bonds , br nuking a prta
that would favor the bond-holders. Ho
will doubtless not pay much if anything
above the price at which ho accepted a
small block of bonds on Wednesday , and
consequently this plan of disposing of a
part of the surplus docs not look alto
llcsponscs to the secretary's proposal
to prepay Interest will bo opened next
Monday , and It is not expected that the
result will bo entirely satisfactory. The
2 per cent rcbato deprives the oiler of the
advantage It would otherwise possess ,
and * it is probable that only such bond *
holders as may be pressed for money
and that class Is very small will avail
themselves of the opportunity. If these
plans fail , the treasury will have no other
practicable way of reducing the surplus ,
but the fact will furnish pretty sub-
stantinl evidence that at least so far
as the bondholders are concerned they
are not in urgent need of money. Un
fortunately , however , there would bo in
this knowledge nothing to rcassuro the
much larger portion of the people who
will require money and are hoping for a
release of a part of the treasury surplus
to provide it.
Why Do Tlicy Squeal ?
About three weeks ago a representa
tive of the BEE commenced a thorough
examination of the records , vouchers
and papers in the county court house.
The man had scarcely put in an appear
ance when a general lluttor became
manifest m certain quarters.
The investigator , who came from Chicago
cage recently , was represented as being
a special dcteclivo after boodlcrs , and
some officials and ox-officials have taken
it u to themselves that they are the
parties whoso heads are threatened by a
thunderbolt. The first squeal came
throuuh a German paper , which
made the discovery that a con
spiracy had been set on foot against
Commissioner Timme , who was tc > be
waylaid to make room for another Ger
man who wants to step into his shoes.
Then came Mr. McShano's "Listener"
with the report that the Chicago detec
tive was undcr.instructions to work up a
boodle cose against Messrs. Tim mo and
Corliss. And now , a paper published at
Waterloo , where Mr. Corliss lives , re
prints the Herald's story with the follow
ing comment :
"We clip the above article from the Omaha
Herald ot the 9th. It would not have been
worth noticing at any other time than on the
ere of an election in which It is a well-known
fact that both T tin mo and Corliss are , oi
will be candidates before the two political
conventions this fall for the office ot com
missioner ; and it is plain to be Been that
tills is one of the deep-laid schemes of the Bii : :
to damage thesa gentlemen. Why does it
leave out the name of O'Kcefe ? Why ? Because -
cause he Is not a candidate , and it would done
no good to say anything about him. This Is
the thinnest thing wo have yet observed ,
and will fail to accomplish the desired end.
Timme and Corliss have served the people
satisfactorily as commissioners , nnd we have
good reason to bollovo they will both be
elected this fall , notwithstanding the BEE'S
boodle scheme. "
This premature squeal 'reminds us of
the boys who were caught in the water-
mellou patch by the man with a club. "I
didn't ' steal anything , " shouted ono of
the boys , thus giving himself away before
a word had been said by the farmer.
Now , who has said anything about
Tlmmo or Corliss ? Why do their fool
friends squeal when their names have
not yet been mentioned in connection
with boodling ? Why are theyflustrated ,
if there Is nothing wrong , and their offi
cial records have boon so satisfactory ?
It seems to us that this squeal has been
designed to forestall a discovery that
somebody fears is likely to bo made.
As to the question why the BEE has kept
silence about Commissioner U'Keeffe , we
simply point to the fact that the BEE has
said nothing about anybody in connec
tion with the pending investigation. The
BEE is not likely to remain silent or
shield any official in office , or out of
olfico , whenever it has proof of his dip-
honest ; . No honest official has ever suf
fered at the hands of the BEE and no
quarter has been or will bo shown to
boodlers , whoever they may be.
THE Rounds & Taylor jobbers boast
that they have contracted ahead with
business-men of Omaha for § 18,000 worth
of display advertising at $1 per inch ,
Wo don't pretend to dispute that asser
tion. For all wo know , it is true. It
only shows that our merchants have
allowed thomsulvcs to be duped by clover
confidence men. The contract made b.y
the same parties hist week was for 1,30C
inches , and 450 lines of local notices ,
for a round $100. Computed at
five cents per line , which is
about what it is worth the 400 lines of
local notices aggregate $23.50 , " leaving
$07.50for the 1,300 inches of display , or a
fraction less than six cents per inch.
Where ono man is made to pay one dollar
lar for what another man gets for six
cents , the sliding scale represents the ex
tent to which mon have boon duped.
The challenge to produce the contract
above referred to is a more bluff. It ia
not in our possession. But wo can pro
duce a man who road it and recollects
the terms distinctly enough to verify
them under oath if need bo.
THE railroad accident at Chatsworth
111. , yesterday whore Howards of OIK
hundred persons wore killed and possi
bly as many more wounded is the mosl
appalling railroad disaster that lias ovci
boon recorded within the history of the
republic. Next in magnitude and num
bers killed was that of the Ashtubuk
disaster in Ohio in 1878 , when the iron
bridge on the Lake Shore road weni
down precipitating the entire train intc
the river , killing sixty-two perpons out
right and wounding a greul
many more. The accident oi
yesterday can bo classed witli
the disaster at the bridge across the rivoi
Tay , in Scotland , when the train known
the "Wild Scotchman"
as went down
and plunged into the sea , the last ovei
seen of it , and all on board lost.
With the accident at River Junction ,
in Vermont , last February , and the one
on the Baltimore & Ohio road near Tiffin ,
O. , a few weeks previous , and the ono al
13t. Thomas , Out. , a few days ago , when
about sevonty-tive lives in all were sacri
ficed , that of yesterday makes this , in
deed , an eventful year in the history ol
THOUGH President Cleveland may not
bo able to stay longer than one day
within the borders of the great
state of Nebraska , ha will visit no place
in his proposed western tour whore ho
will see more to interest him. He should
spend a week hcroT He can not bo other
than surprised wlioh ho witnesses the
development and progress within the
last quarter of a century in this portion
of the expansive fcrt.Ho west. Ho will
find in Omaha a great city with a foun
dation for the metropolis of the Missouri
valley. At Lincoln 'ho ' will also find n
a beautiful , progressive nnd stirring city
in fact the most nttractlvo capltol city
in the United States , located In ono of the
most productive valleys in the world. Ho
will find m Nebraska that kind of enter
prise that has done so much toward build
ing up and maintaining the republic ol
which ho is the official head. Mr. Cleveland -
land chould not fail to spend at least two
days in the state ono hero and ono at
the charming scat of government.
THE assurance that the reconstructed
water works will afford a reliable stream
with sulliciont pressure for fire protec
tion is very gratifying , but wo still be
lieve Omaha will bavo to invest In addi
tional fire steamers or rnn the risk oi
losing millions of dollars worth of prop
erty. Uankinc on the hydrant pressure
is decidedly unsafe. It is an open secret
that probably one-fourth of our hydrants
to-day would not throw a stream over a
THE Chang and Eng methods of laud
ing the turmoil breeders of tlio council
through two organs professing opposite
politics continues as heretofore. Al
though the bar is practically till of ono
opinion with regard to the usurpation by
the council ot powers vested in the po
lice commission alone , these papers still
persist in misleading their handful of
patrons and offending the common
scuso of intelligent mon of all classes.
CAN the Republican , and will it , prove
that it has a bonajidc daily circulation ot
1,500 copies , to say nothing of 2,000
copies which the law provides must be
shown by the paper receiving the con
tract for the city printing ? Wo don't
mean a free gift back and front yard cir
culation , and papers sent to persons whenever
never order them.
The Tokamah liitrlonian asks what
has bccomo of the Omaha coal bore. The
diamond drill is still at work near the
stockyards and before long it is expected
to reach the depth whore the five-foot
vein is believed to be.
THE I-'lELiU OF INDUSTRY.
WestluRhouso employs 775 men In his
The producers in Texas complain they have
o almost give their produce away , and that
money is scarce. , h
An Inventor In Chicago expects to make al
kinds of bottles oiitJof paper , They are
cheaper than glass.
Two German firms have contracted for steel
enough to make 400,000 rifles for the Turkish
Kentucky produced < 10.234,813 gallons of
whisky the past year , against 30,570,133gal
lens the previous year , !
During the past iffteen yerrs 33 cents worth
out of every 8100 wortii'ol' whisky lias been
A Nashua , N. H. , company will ship 1,000
bales of cotton cloth to China via the Cana
dian Pacific road. ' '
The 8,000 brewers ot Cincinnati who are
knights have withdrawn Irom the order because -
cause of the temperance plank In the new
A Sandusky natural gas well has just
struck 1,000,000 feet per day. Another well ,
and the Digest yet , has just come in at Mur-
The llarrlsburg steel works run 3,600 tons
ahead on their June output over any previous
A St. iiouls fire-brick company has a con
tract for 400,000 bricks for a Sheffield , Ala. ,
As much pig-Iron Is made In the United
States in ten weeks as is made In Franco In a
In the state of Kansas the average earnings
of unskilled labor last year were 8300.
English manufacturers expect to establish
works in Canada to make Iron-wood screws.
Thu consumption of 'lead pencils In the
United States Is one and one-half per head
Wcstlnuhouse Is experimenting ; to stop a
train suddenly without causing n shock.
Polauders and Hungarians are leaving
Heading to find employmentelsowhcre.
A forty-ftve-ton riveting machine Is goinc
into a Cleveland machine shop.
The New York hat salesmen are after the
Tuo bakers have sixty unions and 22,000
Seven acres of land have been bought by
the Jersey City steel company nearScranton ,
on which to erect steel works to employ 300
A new rolling mill Is to bet erected at
Bowling Green , O. , and at Wollston , O. ,
84,000.000 Is to bo expended in various new
The special labor bureau agents have com
pleted investigations of 8,000 strikes In Now
York which have occurred within six years.
All the western antt southwestern railroad
companies are making more or loss exten
sive additions to their shop capacity.
Minneapolis produced during the first halt
ot this year 2,043,910 barrels , against 3,777,3'JU
barrels during the same time last year.
All the leading railroads require nearly as
much sine track for the transaction o their
business as they have of main line.
The national conventlqn of Master Joiners
has resolved that technical education should
be instructed In the public schools.
St. Louis foundries are busy making iron
yokes and other castings' ' to change horse
power to cable lines on' street railroads.
A Philadelphia spmlicnto has put up S500-
000 to erect plants to make Iron and steel and
mine cohl In Brum\velI\V. Va.
New shoo manufacturing concerns are
springing up In New England. The spring
trade was the greatest ever known.
The national district assembly of Plumbers
No. 85 , will convene In PUt&burg on the first
Monday in September. ( ti
The South Carolina Knjehts preserve the
old time secrecy which ratvde the knights so
popular under Stovons.
Abundance of HOST. Material.
Kew Haven .Vu > * .
A boodler'a base ball nine would be just
the thine to dlvert.otho Montreal exiles.
Think ot the number of base men they would
bavo to choose from.
Presidential Doom Wanted.
Hasn't Minnesota some favorite son whom
she can recommend as a candidate for the
presidency. It would advortlso the sUto.you
Ingredients for a California Town.
San Frartcwco Chroniclt.
It takes the foundation of a big hotel , a
carload of stakes to mark lots with , a street
railroad franchise , a flume and Irrigation
company , and aa auction sale of Iota to make
a town In southern California , A piece eland
land is also needed.
About this time lookout for the man whi
Is tu the hands of his friends.
So 8ny Wo All.
A'eto York IFbrW.
Senator Stanford did not llko the mannei
In which the Pacific Railroads Investigating
commission piled him with questions at thi
last session In San Francisco. Ho dcclarc (
Hint the commission seemed "more llko i
prosecuting than an Investigating com mis
slon. It Is to be hoped that the commission' !
work will bo followed by a prosecution , am
one vigorous enough to brine to Justice al
who have wronged the government and the
people by Illegal aud dishonest management
of the affairs of thcso corporations.
Modern llobber Barons.
R It Is known that out of the construction o
the Central Pacific has crown In Oalifornli
a class of railway barons whoso wealth anc
aristocratic surroundings to-day find n <
counterpart even In Europe. Impudence hai
Krown with their riches , and Its culmination
Is seen In the statement of Senator Stanford ,
If his evldont opinions are shared to any ex
tent by these two companies It wonld be
Just on the part ot the government to takt
such action as would compel these naught ]
millionaires to get on t heir knees and boi
for mercy. To bo told thut the generosity o :
the people has been meanness and tholi
bounty an outrage Is too much even for i
long-enduring and long-suffering public t <
boar. The humbling of Mr. Stanford wouli
be a national blessing.
midsummer Might's Droain.
Sam/i / D. llobart ,
Sleep sot the gates Of fairy land ajar ,
I crossed the glowing threshold , fancy
Queen-roses , crimson-hearted , o'er my
Drooped heavy with their perfumed wealth
Throiurh luminous aisles the radiance of a
Beckoned mo on ; the fond acacia shed
Like nnow its fragrant blossoms : firelllc !
Across the path ; no sound did sllenco mai
Save that from out the dell , a nightingale ,
Ills ciccd repeating , "Love , llovo bul
Woke all the answering echoes far and
My heart beat fast and strong ; the happy
Housed my fond soul to being's ecstasy.
I turned , and , Love , lot though wert a
STATE AND TEUIUTOUY.
Nebraska Jotting ? .
Nebraska City and vicinity had a good
rain Wednesday night.
The Missouri Pacific extension from
the north i.s completed to Nebraska City ,
Corn will pan out about half a crop in
Johnson county , according to the Jour
Lightning burned the barn of E. S
Ilawley m Nebraska City , Wednesday
The union of farmers at Oakland has
shown by results the practical benefits ol
Mr. Kessor , of Syracuse , attempted tc
board a moving train at Bennett , was
thrown to the ground and two fingon
Beatrice is again discussing the sub'
ject of water supply. The experieneo ol
Lincoln in the well business is a caution
ary signal to go slow.
The death of Thomas Morton , of the
Nebraska City News , leaves Father Mar
tin , of Uakotiv City , the solo occupant of
the patriarchal circle of the Nebraska
The news of Sioux City's packing
house capture will convince Lincoln thnl
there is no salvation in the pork line foi
interior towns. Come to the Missouri
Nebraska City had a horso-whipping
and shooting scrape Tuesday evening ,
but such incidents have become so com
mon that scarce a ripple was created in
the lively burg down the river.
The Wayne County Agricultural sociotj
has issued n list of liberal premiums foi
exhibits of products , stock , speed and the
arts , at the county fair to bo held at
Wayne August 81 and September 1 and 3 ,
1'awneo will vote , September 12 , on the
proposition to issue bonds to the amount
of $28,5000 to build a system .of water
works. The Pawnee metropolis is bound
to keep up with the force pump pro
The charitable of Nebraska City h'avc
boon pouring spare pennies into the
cadaverous pockets of Kd. _ Wilson , a
capacious beggar from Kansas , only to
learn , to their disgust , that Edward is
the possessor of a line farm with stock
Governor Thiyor hit the right topic
when ho talked to the school ma'ams of
Norfolk on "Moulding the Young Mind. "
It is understood that his excellency did
not extoll the old and effective method of
making the youngster mind by bonding
him ever the knco and tanninir the paten
on Ills paniti.
Mason Long , the converted gamblot
who is running a quartette of spoutcr ;
and passing the hat among the pious in
the interior of the state , turns nn old
trick occasionally. In the matter of fu
tures lie is long but never short on corn.
Ho coppered 40,000 bushels of corn in
Chicago last week and cleaned up $3,000.
The Glen Falls Manufacturing com
pany lias boon organized in Beatrice for
the purpose of erecting aud operating a
paper mill , which will cost $30,000. An
eighty acre tract of land has been secured
for a site. The incorporators are S. C ,
Smith , J. E. Smith , D. W. Cook , H. W ,
Paiker , J. B. Weston , Nathan Blukcly ,
C. ( J. Dorsoy , A. L. Green , Buchanan
Bros. & Uwyor , Jacob Klein. The cap
ital stock is $100,900.
Unliconsed.dogs in Dubuque nro fed on
There are eighteen regularly organ
ized itnd prosperous colleges in the state ,
The Mississippi river at Dnvennort bus
touched the lowest point since 180-1.
The names of 1,100 soldiers are already
on the rolls of the National Veteran's asso
ciation recently organized in this state as
a rebuke to Tuttleism.
Prophet Foster , of Burlington , predicts
that November will bo a cold , disagree'
nblo month nnd ndvise.s the people to Jay
in a stock of fnol ana fodder.
Two youths sit Cedar Rapids wore tried
in justice .court for stealing watermelons ,
The justice reverted buck to his boyhood
days nnd a fellow-feeling made him won <
clrous kind. The boys were acquitted.
Fifteen hundred people attended the
farmers picnic at Twin lake near Mason.
Soiuo of the speakers strove to impress
their auditors witli the idea that they
would make tlrst-claHs legislative timber ,
clear stuff without knots or sap.
Governor Larabeo recently questioned
Sheriff Farrcll , of Mills county , as to the
progress of prohibition in his official do
main. The sheriff answered that there
were ten drug stores and nine B. B ,
( budge and beer ) store saloons , the larg
est minibor in the county in two years.
The increase during the past year was
principally in drug stores.
Sioux City hits clinched the negotia
tions with the Chicago paoUera and
proudly boasts thut the plants secured
will have a slaughtering capacity of
9.500 hogs nnd l.OOU beeves per day. The
Fowler brothers have signed for n pack-
cry to cost $150,000 , and the Armonrfl
have agreed to build there next Spring.
"This concentration of the packing in
dustry in Sioux City , " says the Journal
'l bring at once millions of additional
capital hero , greatly augment the popu
lation of the city , and add to its importance
anco as n commercial center in overj
A Davenport wlfo whoso lushing Ion
squandered his evenings away fron
homo , camped on Ins trull Sunday evening
ing aud caught him on n toot with r
fickle damsel of the town In a saloon
She pounced upon the harlot , seized hoi
by the hair , and wnnt to pounding hoi
with her little flat and then with a glass
hurling expletives at her husband as she
rained blows upon his companion In sin. .
The husband dared not interfere , but the
saloon-keopor did in a minute , but nol
until after the most of the attire of the
harlot was m shreds. The wlfo thor
went away and went homo whore the
husband hasn't ventured slnco. lie ha :
bed his measure taken for a divorce suit
The ox-soldlors in the territory number
at least 15,000.
The total indebtedness of Ponningtoi ]
county is $118,492.0' ! .
The Black Hill collection of minerals
and cereals for the Omaha exposition will
fill two cars.
The reported discovery of placer gold
ISO miles north of Deauwooa has started
a stampede in that direction.
The ceremony of laying the cornoi
stone of the now Scandinavian Lutheran
church at Rapid City was observed Sun
day. An address in the Scandinavian
tongue was delivered by the Hov , F. M
Anderson , the local pastor , and ono ir
English by the llov. J. C. Jacoby , of Wesl
Point , Neb.
Trace of the parties who robbed the
CcSmot mill on the morning of August i
of eighty-live pounds of amalgam has al
last boon discovered and an arrest made ,
the party being Matthew Roderick , well
known in Carbonate , Lead and Central ,
The evidence at the preliminary hearing
in Central City was insulhcient , and Roa
crick was discharged.
The widow of the famous General
Thomas Francis Meaghor is visiting Hel
ena , after an absence of twenty years.
The fistic profession is degenerating in
Butto. At a recent exhibition of two
thumpers the victor captured the purse
by chewing off the car of his opponent.
Hon. Conrad Kohrs , ono of the heaviest
cattle owners in the territory , estimates
the losses of stock by last winter's storms
at an average of 50 per cent , throughout
the territory. The losses were greatest
on the Yellowstone and Northern ranges ,
reaching as high as 05 per cent.
The potato crop m Montana this year
bids fair to bo of unrivalled excellence.
The new potatoes are of the finest quality
and very plentiful. Last year the crop
was small and before the end of winter
Helena was importing this favorite table
vegetable from the east ; but this year's
crop promises to bo largo and aufliciont
to meet all demands.
Xho Pnolllo Const.
There are two century plants in blossom
at Florin. They contain 4,000 blossoms.
On Sunday the foundation ot the pier
upon which the great telescope at the
Lick observatory will rest was laid.
Riverside is the largest city in South
ern California in area. The incorporated
area is fifty-four square miles , or 34,500
The average wheat yield of Oregon
and Washington territory , notwithstand
ing some local failures , will bo greater
than in any previous year.
The rabbits are eating out the ranchers
in Stcptoo valley , White Pine county ,
Nov. At night they come in whole ar
mies and devour the growing crops.
A poach tree forty years old , at
Sonoma , has produced 250 pounds of
fruit this season. Most of the peaches
measured over eight inches in circumfor-
The big canal in Inyo , Cal. , will bo
sixty foot wide and thrco feet deep at its
head. It will bo forty miles long , grow
ing smaller toward the end as irrigation
ditches branch from it.
The stonework of the upper stones of
the several buildings of the Lcland Stan
ford Jr. university is being laid. The
foundations of all the main buildings are
completed. The walls of handsome yel
low stone are rising rapidly.
New Mexico is fast becoming an agri
cultural territory. The contractors to
plow and seed 800 acres of Mesilla valley
liind to alfalfa for Judge Thornton have
thus far turned over 105 acres of raw
prairie and have four ox teams at work.
Arizona and Now Mexico are rapidly
coming into fnvor as fruit-growing re
gions , and a fruit fair , which will bo held
at Las Cruccs on the 13th , lith , aud 15th
of September , promises to bo the most
complete exhibition of the kind ever hold
in those territories.
The region about Spokane Fulls has
been visited by damaging frosts. On the
liijrh lands about Pcono prairie , on the
30th of July , there was u frost that killed
the greater part of the wheat. It was the
heaviest frost over known in that region
Fnctn Rccarillut ; Improvements Now
The amount oi grading to bo done in
this city the present year is as follows :
Pierce , from Eighth to Tenth ; I California ,
from Twenty-seventh uveiuio to Thirty-
sixth ; Thirtieth , from Cuss to Cuming ;
Twenty-second , from Howard to St.
Mary's avenueulloy , block 23 , from
Sixteenth to Seventeenth between Cass
and California ; alloy , block 0 , from
Kountzo & Ruth's add. All of these tire
to bo grudod by C. E. Funning & Co.
Pacific , from Tenth to Thirteenth ; Four
teenth , from railroad track to Castollur ;
Eleventh , from Mnson to old city limits ;
Twentieth , from Pierce to Uorcus. These
are to bo graded by Stuht & llamol.
Davenport , from Twenty-third to Thirty-
sixth ; Fifteenth , from Williams to rail
road trade ; Ponpioton , from Twentieth
to Thirty-sixth ; alloy , block 180 } , from
north ot Nicholas between Sixteenth und
Seventeenth ; Twenty-eighth avenue , from
California to Burt ; Twentieth , from Cum-
ing to Grace ; Louvemvorth , from Six-
toanth to Thirty-sixth. Those tire under
contract to C. F. Williams.
The curbing of California street bo
twuon Sixteenth nud Seventeenth with
Bcrcu sandstone will ho finhhod this
week ; that of Cuss struct between Six
teenth und Twenty-second with the same
material , will bo finished about the twen
ty-seventh of this month.
Thn.ro is considonibjo dissatisfaction ut
the dilatory munner.ia which t.ho grud-
ing of Loavonworth btrcot is being cur
ried on. The contract win lot nearly a
year ago. and though there bus bcnn
some delays , still , it is thought the work
should bo further advanced than it is at
the present titan. It is thought the con
tractor lias too many irons in the tire and
can not give to this job the attention it
HnncRtnrx In Flight.
The Duily-Weston operatic troupe ,
consisting of cloven portions , pimcd
through the oitj yesterday from Now
York to San Francisco.
F. E. Copoman is manager , an d the
troupe , though lately organized , is said
to bo a line one. The fact that Anniu
Russell , sister of Liliian-Solomun Ru * .
Roll is a member of the troupe , gives
it an advertisement larger than u twenty-
foot poster on the dead wall. Miss
Russell is certainly a handsome young
lady , and if her artistic qualities como
any way near equaling her comeliness ,
her stage success is assured ,
The Bricklayers union , No. 1 , of this
Rity.ulveHitD annual picnic ut Calhouu on
Sunday , the Slat mst. , .
SOUTH OMAHA NEWS. , ft
A Variety oflntorostlng Items ricked *
The number ot passengers credited to
South Omaha for the past month wus
17,149 , which , with the number of tickets
sold at other points to the city will num
The residents are m hopes that the
now Union Paclilo depot will soon bo
erected , as the present depot is luiulo-
quuto for the demand.
Henry Lcchnor , charged with aiding
one Thomas Toyman , charged with a
broach of the peace by throutning to kill
ono John Guiro , to oscnpo from the cus
tody of an olllcor , will have a hearing to-
dnv at 0 o'clock.
Patrick lllco , city marshal , is making
an effort to rid the oily of the thugs and
bums that have infested the city lor the
past lliroo months.
Mrs. Daniel Kaflorty , Miss Howe , ol
Johnstown , Pa , , and Miss Hughes , of
( South Omaha , are in Fremont , when
they will remain until the 10th inst. , tc
attend a wedding , after which they will
go on a visit to friends in Wnhoo.
An oratorical contest took pluco at the
Methodist church on Tuesday night
which proved a source of much ploustin
to the patrons and revenue to the mana
gers. Miss Hunt carried off the prize ,
which was a handsome medal.
An onjoynblo necktie sociublo wai
given by the young people of the Pres
byterian church Tuesday evening , nt thi
residence of H. T. Maxwell. The usual
amusements nnd refreshments were in <
dulgcd m by those present.
Bayless , Silver & Co. have established
a brick yard on Twenty-sixth street , und
another party has started a yard on
Twonty-iourth and Jay streets. Tin
elny for the brick will bo taken out ol *
the streets , thus bringing them dowu to
Alderman F. M. Smith has rcturnc <
from the western part of Iho stato.
where ho visited for the past week.
The Gorman Protestants of South
Omaha nro building a new school hotis < m
in Jotter's addition.
Of tiio thirteen vagrants arrested Tucs-
day night , four.wore sent to the count ]
jail , six dismissed und ono paid a fine ol *
$10 und costs.
About 200 mon arc now busy in push
ing forward the completion of Swift'i
packing house and the foundations are
nearly finished. The store and brick
work will bo commenced in a short time.
Slnco April there has boon an nverag
of sixty now buildings , a month , put up
in South Omaha , and all the timber lands
between the city nnd the river have been
dotted with residences. The street culled
Missouri avenue , running past Missouri
avenue park west from the river has been
graded to Twentieth street , aud Twen
tieth street will soon be ( Traded over
Second street to the stock yards.
The congregation of Methodists in
South Omulm are negotiating for the ex
change of their present property for a
more sichtly location on which to erect u
Mr. Butcher , a banker of Idle Grave ,
la. , made a trip to the western country
with the intention of investing in prop
erty , but could not find suitable locutions
and returned to this city to buy u num
ber of lots nnd to go into business.
At 2 o'clock Wednesday morning John
l''rd , time keeper for Armour & Co. , nl
the old Lipton house , died nt St. Joseph/I
hospital of typhoid fever. The youna
man wus twenty-two yours of ngo and
hud boon in this country only two yours ,
having come from Glnsguw , Scotland ,
and wus of good parentugo. Ho was o
general fuvorito with the people of South
Omaha and had boon ill only two weeks.
Yesterday morning ono Andrcunl
Pnsquale , who boards at the Chicago
house , hud a warrants issued for the ar
rest of Thomus Flunnory , bartender nt
thu house , charging him witli removing
$133.20 from his ( Pusqualo'u ) coat pocket
while the latter wus washing.
Freeman Hood , umerchuntof Oakland , . ,
la. , was in the city to-day with the intonTZ
lion of locating.
The Knights of Labor ball will take
place Saturday night at the K. of L. hall
and will bo largely attended.
South Omaha was made a money
order nnd postal note olliuo Monday lust.
A good business wus done from the lirst
A Centennial Invitation.
Mayor Broutchreceived yesterday an In
vitation from the Constitutional Centen
nial commission in Philadelphia to at
tend its celebration in September. Ho
lias not as yet determined to accept , but
bus written a very eordinl letter of ac
knowledgement. The main object of the
meeting is to contrast the height of
progress in 1887 with what it was in 1777 ,
not only in induMrinl nnd mechanical
arts but in military ufluirs. II
is expected thut besides United
States army nnd nnvul forces
Komo fifteen thousand civic soldiers will
bu present. President Cleveland and
wife will bo presontVns will also mem
bers of the cabinet , und prominent
federal ollicials and reprcsentnUvos of
foreicn covernmontsr l'lio oration will >
bo delivered by Justicfc. Miller of ilia
United Stutps Supreme Biurt , and poems )
of course will follow. Wio celebration
will last from the liftcenta < to the seven
teenth proximo. The folipwiug is the
letter to Mayor Broutch : S.
To the Honorable , the Mayor of Omaha
Nob. : The authorities of the several statol
of this union have resolved to culrbrafo till
centennial anniversary of the framing m\ \ (
promulgation or the constitution of tin v _ _ -
Unlted States nt Philadelphia , on the lif- T
tnentn , sixteenth and seventeenth days ol
September next by miltaulo rermnonics In
cluding military and industrial displays and
the delivery of an oration and poem. In
behalf of the Constitutional Centennial com
mission , we have the honor to request youi
piosencc. JOHN A. KASSON ,
AMOS II. LITTUC ,
Chairman Kxocutlvo Comii-ltteo
llAMI'TON li. CiUIBON ,
Secretary , 007 Waluut St. , 1'iilladolphla
J < oft Out.
The Clarke * Co ( fen company filed urti-
clos of incorporation yesterday. Theii
capital is stated to bo tlOO.OOO. The in-
corporntors uro W. E. Clarke. John * .
Clarke , M. Gallagher , Henry Movers , C
E. Wynmn , A. L. Modes und J. E.
Murknl. Section No , 2 of the articles
Booms to have boon dwarfed cither nt
birth or when the type-writer christened
it. The rending is as follows :
HICCTION H. The nut uro of the business
to bo transacted by said company shall bo
the purchase and sale of .
Hero them is drop to the indefonsablc.
Itoing a colfoo company probubly thorn
are grounds fdr the omlbsion.
A Truthful "Oil-Hoom" Sinn.
D. H Ilouck , deputy sheriff , has bcnn
attending to the attachment and replevin
actions in the cases u uinst L. A. Stowurt
& Co. Consequently ho has to spend
considerable time on the promises of tin
the lute firm on Jones street.
"All I have to suv , " replied Mr. iioiick
to u question , "is that 1 am now an oil-
room-man and um not ufruid to ucknowl *
edge it before any Invus'.lgating com *
rnitten , und I don't go u fishing out ol
season , either. "
The following report Is mmlo by S. M
Clu rke , agent for the Ncbrnt-ka lliimaui
Complaints , 21 ; Investigations , 70 ; ur
rests , 7 ; itlsohargod , 3 ; convictions , fi |
preventions , 233 ; imlmali sent to fertil
izing works , 3 | complaints of cruelty U
children , 9.
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