Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 18, 1887, Page 4, Image 4
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; THURSDAY. AUGUST 18 , 188T THE DAILY .BEE. PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. Tsmts or suBscmrrios : Dunr ( Mornlair Edition ) Including Sunday . . HER. Ono Yoaf. . . . . . 110 M ForBlxMonthi . 5 ( 1 For Thrno Months . 2M The Omaha Sumlny Hit , mnllod to any address , Ono Year. . 200 OMAHA omen. No. Ml AM 1 * FAimv B HEW TOHK orrtrc. Uoou , Tiitiitt.vr ntm.msa. Orric * , No. S All communications rolntln < r to noiY and edi torial matter HhoulU bo ad < lrotsod to the But * con or TIIK Bit , AH tmslnoM letters and remittances should 1)9 addressed to Tnc Il PUBUsutsa COUPAVY , OMAHA. Drafts , eheoki and pontofflou orders lo be made payable to the order of the company. II ! IEE POBLRHIllliw PROPRIETORS , _ E. ROSETVATER. Emron. _ THK DAILY DEE. - worn Statement of Ulroalatloo. Btatc of Nebraska. I . , County of Dc-ndM. f"8- Oeo. U. Tuchucic , secretary of The neo Publishing company , does solemnly swear Uiat the actual circulation of the Dally Bee for the week ending August 13 , 18ST. woe u follow * : Saturday. August 0 . 14,400 Hundav , Atnmst 7 . 14.200 Monday. Augusts . 14,525 Tuesday , August 9 . 13.010 Wednesday. August 10 . 13.893 Thursday. August 11 . li.soo Friday , Aujjust 12 . 14,000 Average . 14.211 Gro. K. TZSCHUCK. hworn to nnd subscribed In my piescnco this isih day of August , A. D. 1837. fSEAL.1 . Notary Public. Btrite of Nebraska. ) . . Douulas . BS County.BS ( Oeo. JJ. Tzschurk , belnp- first duly sworn , deposes nnd says that lie Is secretary of The Bee Publishing company , that the actual average dally circulation of the Dally Bee for the month of August , ISbB , lu,40t conies ; for September , IBbO , 13,030 cojiles ; for Ontnbnr , 1KSO. ia,089copies ; for November. 1880 , 18MS ! copies ; for December , 1880. 13,237 copies ; for January 1887 , 10,200 copies ; for February , 1837 , 14,10b copies ; for March. 1887 , 14,400 copies ; for April. 1887,14Hlcopies ! ( ; forMav , 1887 , 14,827 copifis ; for .June 1887 , 14,147 copies ; for July , 1837,14.093 copies. _ . , . . OEO. B. TzscmjcR. Subscribed and sworn to before me this llth day of August A. D. , 1887. _ J8EAL. | N. P. Fmu Notary Public. THE interior department has not heard anything about the uprising of the In dians in Colorado yet. If they had they would not bo prepared to take nny action in the matter , as the department has probably not yet definitely decided what to do about the Custor massacre. AGAIN Explorer Stanley is reported killed. Those conflicting rumors give some ground for fearing that a disaster may have overtaken him , but until moro definite news reaches us , and taking into consideration his experience and abili ties , we can hope for the best. ANOTHEU railroad disaster is chron icled , on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad near Washington this time. It would seem asthough < | ) ublio opinion must soon rise in its might and give railroad monopolists to understand that the safety of the truy- oling public must bo ensured in a way that they cannot mistake or ignore. Have wo not had suilicicnt blood shod to teach thorn this lesson ? Wo need stringent leg islation in relation to the matter , and jus tice should begin to make examples of criminally negligent aud stingy railroad magnates. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Mit. GEOUOK TUIME wants it under stood that the proceedings of the county commissions have boon suppressed for tliu last eighteen months as a matter of economy , to save the county from need less expense. This will do to toll the marines. The county never paid a dollar lar for publishing proceedings in the Omaha dailies , nnd the fact that the BEE has been at largo expense in order to bo able to publish thorn now without charge , shows that Mr. Timruo's excuse is very flippant. The reasons why there has boon so much mystery about the com missioner's affairs will appear when wo make a summary of the records. INOKE JOHNSON , the Swedish immi grant who , with her boy , was detained at Oastlo Gar clou in Now York , has reached her people at Dassol , Minn. She came on in lirst-class cars and seemed well supplied with money , a contribution having boon taken up for her in the case. She is the best advertised immigrant that has come west in n good many years , and It seems to have been her destiny to bo the cause of an agitation against the board of immigrant commissioners that will no doubt end in the abolition of many abuses which have chrystalizod about that body. The principal objector to the landing of immigrants is Commis sioner Stophonson. Ho is a crank o/i the subject , and will no doubt bo re moved. UEORQE W. JULIAN , the surveyor-gen eral of Now Mexico , has made his report to the commissioner of the general land ofllco. Ho says that nearly 4,000,000 acres have boon stolen and kept from settle ment through fraudulent surveys ana in valid claims during the past year. If this is true , and there is no reason to doubt the accuracy of his statement , it is time something wore done to put a stop to suoh wholesale stealing of government land. The maladministration of grants confirmed by congress has become note rious. There has boon too many sur renders on tiio part of congress to rapa cious monopolies to the distress of indi vidual settlors. The Maxwell grant is a notable case in point. The extent to which fraudulent surveys have been car ried on is enormous. A remedy for this would bo to resurvey all grants nbout which there is any doubt , and begin suits to sol aside patents obtained by fraud. THE disagreement of the coroner's jurj investigating the Chntsworth disastci warrants an apprehension that no on < will bo hold responsible for that most deplorable plorablo calamity. The members com posing the jury are all understood to tx fully competent to carefully and judi ciously weigh the evidence presented and if this be accepted the fact of theii having failed to agree , assuming cntin honesty and , freedom from outside intlu enoo , indicates that the weight of ovl denco is-not strong enough in any diroo tion to assure final conviction. Quo tin fortunate feature of the situation is thi statement that the coroner has shown . disposition to shield the company , but i does not follow that ho has exerted an ] influence upon tbo jury. It must tx granted that the evidence was perplex ing , but it is nunrly Impossible to bolioyi that no ono was at fault , and it will cer tainly bo universally felt that justice ha : Buffered a defeat if the responsibility I not ( ixcd whuro it belongs. A Policy Without Jjfiw. The decision of the secretory of the in terior on Iho question of the withdrawal of Indemnity lands furnishes a good deal of interesting information which will bo new to the country. Some of this sheds an additional light upon the subject which brings out in plainer view the m- fluonco that has boon exerted by the rail roads In accomplishing their scllLsh pro jects , and the lax disregard of the publlo welfarn that has permitted practices wholly outside , if not In palpable viola tion , of the law. While the withdrawal of lands lias been recognized as within executive discretion , the secre tary points out that the exor cise of this discretion has no warrant in law. Tim theory upon which It has been used was ( hat It was necessary in aid of the purpose of tint grant , but it nowhere appears that congress directed or con templated such departmental action. The practice is apparently duo largely to the ingenuity of tlii corporation attorneys - ' neys , who have been able to impress upon those in Authority willing to bo impressed the idea that the intentions of congress could only bo carried out by the with drawal of all lands within a stated distance along the projected routes of the subsidized railroads , and this idea , having once taken root , has hold on firmly until this time. Although Mr. Teller , when secretary of the in- crier , admitted that there was no spe cific direction of congress for withdraw- ng any of the lands , granted or indem nity , yet ho yielded to the theory th.it lad fastened Itself upon the department and allowed the withdrawal to continue .n force. ' Secretary Lamar has found an entirely clear and conclusive way of dis posing of this theory , which amounts simply to confining executive action to carrying out the unmistakable require ments : of congress. "So far as con- rcss , " he says , "has mndo any grant of lauds , and not revoked the rant , it is'required of the executive to administer properly the law making that grant. IJut beyond that duty the execu tive is not required , and ought not , to go. When it goes beyond the strict line of its clear , legal and prescribed duty , bve.n to exercise a recognized discretion , it is doing that in regard to which grave cir cumspection is required. " It is very evi dent that hitherto there has boon no such circumspection , but that on the contrary the interests of the people have with reckless indifference been subordi nated to the unwarrantable de mands of the corporations. The supreme court has held that land grants shall be construed strictly as against the grantee , and that nothing passes by them except just what congress expressly or by necessary implication gives to the corporations , but the practice of the de partment has reversed this rule in yield' ing everything to the grantee , The now policy proposes to recognize the bettei principle , essentially just , that the rights of the grantor shall have at least an equal consideration with the recipients of the public bounty. Another point of interest in Secretary Lamar's decision relates to the right ol a railroad to sclcct.indemnitv lands anywhere - whore within the prescribed limits re gardless of territorial lines. Thus il seems that Iho Northern Pacific , proceed ing upon the assumption that all lands within the indemnity limits sot apart for its benefit were subject to reprisal , with out reference to where its losses were sustained , has been making its selections in the most desirable localities. It ia said to have taken five acres of land in Dakota for every ncro lost in place , for the reason that Dakota land is the most valuable. It has also for the same reason shown special favor tc Washington territory. The secrotarj very clearly points out that this is not in accordance with the granting act , ii which congress distinctly recognizes the political divisions states and territories through which the road is to pass , plainly showing that the company shouk bo restricted m its selections of lieu lauds to the state or territory withii which the loss of granted lands was sus tained. This will require the surrender nnd justly so , of a largo quantity of the most valuable land now in the control ol the Northern Pacific. These facts show how loose , and oven lawless , has been the policy pursued will : reference to thoso'corporations. . Not withstanding the very generous grants and franchises given thorn by the govern ment , the rapacity of the corporations has led them to soak more , regardless of the means to the end. Perversions oi law , corruption of officials , the trampling under foot of individual rights , and the daring seizure of whatever they deemed necessary to their interests , have charac terized the course of these corporations. They will not now surrender without n struggle , and a sharp ono , but there is reason to believe that their day of a\i- \ promo domination is gono. They musl hereafter bo nont'ont to receive what justly and equitably belong ? to them. Iron and Steel and the Tar I ft Wo have already referred to the hoavj importations of iron and steel during ttu past twelve months , the largest iu amount during nny year except 1880 since the tariff was established. The reason foi this is partly in the fact that the home market was unable to supply the do uiand , but measurably also because tin price of the domestic product was ad vanccd to figures which enabled consurn era to buy abroad to advantage. With steel rails at if 13 a ton tin English " manufacturers could laj them " down in Now York paying the duty of $17 , at a profit , am did'so to the value of mere than fifty rail lion dollars. It id not very difllcult t figure what the profits of home manufacturers turors have boon. Wo observe that the Chicago manufac turers claim that the prices received i 1835 , $23 and $30-did not pay any profit and that there is not a very great margn in the present price. It'is hardly possibl that they can induce any intelligent pei son to believe this. Allowing for the difToi enco in cost of labor and raw material there cannot bo more than $3 a ton i favor of the English manufacturer. Yt ho can sell his steel rails ia New Yorl shipping thorn 8,000 miles , at $35 a tot less the duty , and make a profit. Ho < absurd it is , therefore , for the America manufacturer to claim that there is n profit for him at $23 and $30 a ton , an not a great profit at the present price The fact is that at $43 the least favore manufacturers are getting a prot : of Tory nearly or quite the full amount c the tariff duty , and many of them more But the Chicago manufacturers , In con : mon doubtless with these elsewhere , at not satisfied with the protection-which is putting this liandsoino profit in their ) ock.ots , nnd ono of them is reported to lave coolly said that & higher tarlll on ron and steel would bo a good thing for ho country , and that at least the tariff ought to bo placed beyond interference "or not less than three years , instead of being subject to change at any time. It may bo remarked Incidentally that the establishment with which this gentleman 3 connected has boon paying an annual dividend of 10 per cent and putting aside a surplus. The facts must convince all ) coplo open to conviction that what the country needs Is n reduction , nnd not an advance , of the tariff duties on iron and steel , so that a part of the immense profits divided nmong the manufacturers shall remain with the consumers. But the promise of securing this is not so favor able as could bo desired. Phonography In the School * . Superintendent James of our public schools is considering the feasibility of adding shorthand to the studios of the class known as the Eighth grade , from which pupils pass to the high school proper. It has been suggested that pu pils who desire to do so may take up the study nnd master the rudiments and theory of the art during the school year In which they are being fitted to advance into the high school grade , after which the instruction will bo confined to the practice. The success of such a move is contingent upon nt least two essential requirements : a thoroughly competent Instructor of largo experience in the profession ono who has boon highly successful in the busi ness world in the practice of phone graphy and also a strong desire or fixed purpose in the mind of the pupil , to pur sue the study thoroughly nnd long enough to acquire a knowledge of the art and n rate of speed that will put him in demand for the bettor class of posi- Llons. You cannot teach photography in three months , or for that matter in twelve months , nny moro than you can telegraphy. The country is full of three month stenographers and telegraph ers , who arc utterly helpless and worthless in their pretended calling. Most of these boys and girls will never become proficient because they lack the natural gifts of brain and'talent for this class of work. Every body can no moro become a first class stenographer than every body can become n great musician. There is no doubt t hat short-hand iu the public schools would bo of advantage to a certain proportion of pupils by giv ing an elementary instruction. But you cannot rely on public school short hand for earning a livelihood. There is no doubt that many so-called stenog raphers would profit moro from a gram mar and high school course than will the high school and grammar pupils from a smattering of stenography. SENATOU STANFORD has made his reply lo the petition of the investigating com mission asking that ho be compelled to answer the questions which it had pro pounded to him. He claims that ho de clined to answer such questions only as referred to property with which the government has no connection , and pleads also , that questions were asked manifestly prompted by disaffected and hostile parties. The senator , if correctly reported , is not truthful as to the iirst claim , while the second is of no value as a defense. Granting that all the questions were suggested by parties hostile to the Pacific Central ring , that fact would not warrant him in rofusin'e to answer them if the commission had the authority to nsk them. When they wore propounded by the commission they received its sanc tion , and that was sufficient , what ever their origin. Senator Stanford know this perfectly , but ho was playing his part in the game of bluff that had been agreed upon. Having been ordered into court , proceeding which ho may have apprehended but hoped to avert , he now makes an explicit statement that he has never corrupted nor attempted to corrupt any member of the legislature , any member of congress , or any public official , nor authorized nny ono to do so , If ho will state this on oath before the commission it may entitle him to bo re lieved of the suspicion of having person ally done these things , if he has ever been so suspected , but it will still leave him open to the allegation of having knowingly permitted the user of money to influence legislation. Senator Stan ford's answer does not greatly better his position. A itESOLUTiON was introduced and promptly adopted by the council directing the city clerk to re-advertise for coal. Only a few weeks ago the clerk advertised for coal , hay , oats , printingand ice. Why does the council order the clerk to re- advertise for coal and continue to pigeon hole the resolution directing the clerk to invite now proposals for official adver tising ? Is not this a dead giveaway on the jobbers and boort lemon ? ANOTHEU mathematical problem has jdst boon propounded for the benefit of our school board. If a government offi cer can ship postage stamps from Wash ington to Chicago to bo used in paying salaries of employes in his son's roller composition fake , how long will it take for him to accumulate a round fortune. The boy who solves this problem will receive - coivo as a" free gift the best lightning cal culator iu the market. SOME months ago Prcsident-of-tho Council Bcchol publicly charged that John Butler was short over $000 , which ho collected as chief of the lire depart ment and did not turn into the city treasury. If this money has not yet boon paid iu , and wo never heard that it has been , why did not Mr. Bochel place the $70 which -ho signed away to Butler in the last appropriation ordinance for services as sargeaut-at-arms to his credit in the firo-chicf deficit ? This conun drum is propounded to us , and wo give it publicity in the interest of municipal economy. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ CHIEF SEAVEY has made a mistake in the disbursement of the $00 reward which the sheriff of Laramie placed in his hauds for the capture of a Wyoming criminal. The chief of police is not expected to pay out rewards scoured for the capture of criminals to hospitals or bcnovolenl institutions. These rewards are a legiti mate incentive to vigilance on the part of the police and rightfully belong to them. Tbo money should have been paid over to the officer or officers who made the arrest. If these wen desired to do nate this money to benevolent Institu tions , they were at liberty to do so. , Tnp council h.ts ordered Seventeenth street paved between Farnam nnd linr- noy , and the curbs nro now being laid in that square thirty feet Irorrt the line of the lots. Inasmuch as the court house retaining wall , which forms the west side of this squnro is ten foot out , the roadway between the curb-stones will bo only thirty feet wide. This Is stupid work , .nib curb lines on both sides of this square should beset sot back on line with the curb north , between Farnam nnd Doug las. That will leave fifty fcot of roadway which is by no means too wldo for a square adjoining the court * house. The The paving material in this square should be asuhaitum and the county commis sioners should see to it that it is properly laid. Wooden-block pavement is less durable , not so cleanly and noisier. WE hope that the mayor will not np- prove the ordinance changing the name of Sixteenth street to Sherman avenue. The nnmos of our numbered streets should never bo changed. They should bo consecutive from tbo river westward , as they wore originally platted and mapped. If you omit Sixteenth street you. have to jump from Fifteenth to Seventeenth , or change Seven teenth to Sixtcputh , and the streets west of Seventeenth to correspond. But oven such a general change would not be satis factory. There would still remain an odd- named street between Fifteenth nnd Sev enteenth which would bo most decidedly objectionable because it would confuse strangers and even residents who arc not familiar with the map. If anybody wants Sherman avcnuo perpetuated let them change the name of some street that runs into Fort Omaha. Fotm-dollar ink. Six hundred and fifty-two dollars out of the city treasury through the combine with rascals. KINGS AND QUEENS. The emperor of Brazil is going to stay at Carlsbad a month taking the waters. It Is related that the czar has at last found a pastime which soothes his Irritated nerves , lie has become a passionate llshorninn. Emperor William lately faced the camera of a fair American , and she took his picture before he could say Jack Koblnson In tier- uian. uian.Tho The London World hears that the ladles who wcut down to Windsor to present her majesty with 80,000 were somewhat sur prised at having to pay for their tea. The Queen Regent of Spain is said to be a great admirer of Wagner's works , and has desired the director of the Madrid opera to produce some of them , commencing , it pos sible , with "Tho Nlbelung's Klnp. The infant king of Spain , who Is entitled to an allowance of $1,500,000 a year , was considered a lucky child until the slxteen- yenr-old emperor of China was heard from. The Celestial monarch is said to receive SrX,000,000 ) a year , and Is about to spend 310,000,000 In getting married. The prince of Wale's , who keeps the wolf from the door by an income of about $1,000,000 , has been well nleh bankrupted by Uio expenses of the jubilee and is a frequent borrower on the London "street. " From the Pacific ocean comes news of'a pending royal divorce between I'oraareV. , King of the Society Islands , ana his Queen JIarau , the pretty bru.uet , who was for a tlmo "a lion" or I should say "a lioness" In Parisian society when she was staying at the French capital in 1883. King Pomare con siders himself the ngcrieved party. The princess Louise Is a woman of no or dinary nerve and courage. She has steered n canoe through some of the roughest slml- lows of the1 Kcstlgouche nnd Casrapedla , climbed perilous peaks at dawn to make sketches at sunrise , and has frequently groomed her own pony on returning from a ride or drive. Madrid papers relate that Queen Christine has won the hearts of her republican oppo nents by her graclousncss In pardoning a political criminal , an adherent of Zorllla , who had been sentenced to death at Uurgo de Osiua. The people of that city took irreat Interest In the condemned man and des patched the republican deputy , Senor Po- nalba , to the queen to procure a pardon. During the hot-weather , Queen Victoria oats her breakfast and transacts business under tents on the lawn at Windsor or Os- berne ; and U Is icported that when a great , nasty worm drops down her neck , or n cater pillar crawls onto her shoulder aud tickles her face , the queen behaves verv much like the meanest woman in her realm ; that she jumps as though slio had discovered a her net's nest , and that her scream , like the drumbeat of ner kingdom , can be heard around the world. We suspect , howevertliat this last statement Is exaggerated. Queen Margaret , of Italv , Is very anxious not to appear too youthful. At the beginuini : of the summer she asked King Humbert whether slio was not growing too old to wear h r favorite style of dress white muslin. "That point needs consideration , " replied the king. Nothing moro was said on the subject for several wenks. but one morning the klnu's Chamberlain entered the queen's apartments announcing that he brought the royal answer to Queen Margaret's Inquiry. The answer consisted of a huge trunk con taining six elaborate white muslin dresses from Paris. _ The Doctors Mn t De Wrong. notion Globe. A man In Mobile has not laughed for twenty years , and will leave the room If anv one attempts to make a joke. His physician says that hols not insane or unhealthy , and attributes his melancholy condition to a con stant roadlnc of alleged comic papers. Patronage a Sourceof Weakness. Rtdimnnd State. The Hon. Dan W. Voorhoes having de clared that ho Is a believer In the doctrine that "to the victors belong the spoils , " and that Indiana democrats now rejoice In the possession of all the offices , the New York \ \ orld reminds him that although Cleveland carried Indiana in littl by more than 0,000 majority , last year tho'state was lost to the democracy by a majority of more than 3,000. As the State has long hold , the distribution of offices among the 'members ' of a party often produces as much if not more discon tent than the retention of their opponents. When men who Unlit with a party only for the offices are disappointed , they are not Ilk-fly to be more lenient to their party if they are disappointed by qne of their own number than if they are disappointed by another. When men light for principles they do not forsake a party simply'because ' they do not get offices. 5ir Quatrains. Cotton Cotiiifr. ' THE OFPKKS OF LOVE. Age rocks the cradle till the balm of sleep Upon the Illy lids of childhood lies , Youth guides tun tottering step adown the steep Of life and gently closes Age's eyes. KISMET. Some lives are like a day with roso-hucd morn , Bright noon , and eve of amber-tinted skins. And some like to a day midst tempest born , And gloom enshrouded till In gloom U dies. WOMAN. A woman's heart with kindly pity glows. And quickly , shows the sympathy It feels , She drops the tear of grief for other's woes And with a smile her own heartache con ceals. THIS HAS IIA.ITKNKD UKPOKK. lie who would trind his fellows 'neath bis teet Would bulljr , tyrannise and overbear , Some day will with a stronger tyrant meet Aad bo compelled hi * galling yoke to wear. " STATE AND Nebraska potting * . Curtis bos organized a. 0. A. K. post. ( . rand Island's strcots are now ilosig noted by signs. The Missouri Pacific depot at Nebraska City will cost $5,000. The Thaycr county fair is to bo held September 0 , 7 and 8. The Northwestern depot at Surprise will bo completed this week. The deposits of the First National bank of Hebron amount to $72,155.03. The now ( iorman Lutheran church at Dcshlcr will bo dedicated next Sunday. The citizens of Curtis have resolved to have n school building , a two-story frame , 48x50. Children and matches nearly caused the destruction of Samuel Ilershy's house nt Beatrice. Nebraska City is full of candidates for the postmsstcrship made vacant by the death of Thomas Morton. A kick from a horse broke the skull of Augustus Lucas , a farmer near Grand Island , but it Is thought he will recover. A four-year-old son of Silas Paxtonl living near Chester , climbed a windmill tower nnd fell to the ground , dashing on , his brains , A sleek swindler with several good si/cd forged checks of the 1) . & M. in his possession took in several Hastings firms the other day. A line , blooded bull belonging lo Will iam Stolley , of Grand Island , was sacri ficed last week after a desperate attempt togoro his owner-and the hired man. Robert Wilson , a young man living near Juninta , became too familiar with a threshing machine cylinder ono day last week , and now mourns the loss ol' ouo hand. The linll county Teachers' Institute will convene in Grand Island August 22 to September 3 inclusive. The in structors engaged arc 1'rofs. Thrasher , llubbell and State Superintendent George B. Lane. Two llising City residents attended a country dauco the other day , ami after a warm time concluded to make them selves scarce. In the race for freedom thtiy paid no attention to barb wire fences , and as a consequence ono of the participants counts up eleven scratches and ten bruises on ditto rent parts of his anatomy. Judge Post , attorney of the Fremont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley railway has informed the people of Hastings : "About October first your citizens can mount to their house tops and look out for trains approaching from the oast. " Work all along the line is progressing rapidly and satisfactorily. It is learned from a United States secret service operative , that a note purporting to bo a two-dollar silver certificate , is out in the northwest , printed from a wood cut nnd beaiing no resemblance to nny government issue of silver certificates. It has a spread eagle on right end face of note , and two Indiana on left end , ono standing , the other kneeling. It has a square green back with tbo word silver , in white capitals in center of back. Its workmanship is so very crude no person should be deceived into accepting it as a thing of value. Iowa Itoms. The artesian well at Newton is now 600 feet deep and being dug deeper. Monday evening John Arnitz was in stantly killed at Carroll while trying to climb on a moving train. The Hawkcyo says there arc strong in dications that gas has been discovered six miles north of IJurlinirton. The fourth biennial reunion of Crock er's Iowa brigade will bo hold at Daven port , September 21 and 22. The democrats of I'owcshcik county , in their convention on the lUth inst. , in structed for General Weaver for gover nor. nor.It It is estimated that there have been over 600,000 tons of hay put up in the four northwestern counties of Iowa this season. The miners at Swan are loading thirty- five cars pec day of coal for the Union Pa cific trade. It goes to Omaha and is there distributed. The republican county convention of Adams county , last Saturday , adopted a resolution pronouncing for Senator Alli son for president. The fourth biennial reunion of the sur vivors of the Third regiment IOWA in fantry , will bo held at West Union , Fay- otto county , Wednesday and Thursday , August ll ! nnd September 1. Should IMsliop Perry accept the bishop ric of Nova Scotia he will draw a salarv of $0,000 u year , in addition to the old Knglish stereotyped handle to his name , "My Lord Hish'op. " Kov. Mr. Stetson , of Logansport , Indi ana , Ims.accepted a call extended to him by the First Baptist church of Dos Monies nnd will enter upon his work sometime in September. Mr. Stetson is an ex cellent preacher. Two hundred good looking young ladies came down to Dubuque fromCass- ville on an excursion boat , and the city marshal detailed the handsomest "cop" on the force to show them the places of interest about the city. Farmers about LeClairo sttxto that corn docs not look as well as it did a mouth ago , and that the corn yield in that re- ion will not bo any largot than lost year , § omo fields are badly scorched entirely burned up by the heat of the past three weeks. Lewis A. Leo was arrested at Webster City for bigamy. July 29 ho married Miss Lillie M. Kirk , but forgot to men tion to her the fact that he had three other wives scattered promiscuously through Iowa and Nebraska. Ho is now spending the balance of his honeymoon in jail. A curious coincidence is noted in con nection with the death of James Whit- worth , the printer who fell out of the window of tliu Kcokuk Democrat. In his lost complete stickful of typo that he set was a paragraph concerning the leap of Aeronaut lialdwin from his buloon , and his narrow escape from death because of the failure of his parachute to work prop erly. A few moments afterwards Whit- worth took his fatal plunge. An opinion has been filed by Judge Love , in the United States district court , at Kcokuk. in the case of Lewis Sucss , the FuirfioUl brewer , who applied for u writ of injunction to restrain state officers from instituting criminal proceedings against him or his business , under tlio prohibitory law. Judge Love declines to interfere by injunction or otherwise , with the criminal laws of the state , and says that courts of equity , state or fed eral , have no right to mtertero in such cases. Dakota. Hishop Hare is in the lilaok Hills. Iroquois is to have a steam flouring mill. mill.Governor Governor Church is now criticisine the management of the directors of the pen itentiary at Sioux Falls. The United States grand jury at Deadwood - wood expressed its preference for presi dential candidates , the result being lilaino 1G , Cleveland 4. Secretary Uushnoll , of .the Dakota ter ritorial fair , is making an effort lo have John Sherman make an address at the fair at Mitchell. The wild hay crop around Arlington is very large this year , and great quantities are being put up. Ono linn has contract ed for 1,000 tons. Frank Hunsohkn , wiio was injured by a mowing maritime near Yunkton somti weeks ago , has been prostrated with lock jaw , and the physicians have amputated his foot in the hope of saving his life. The men who were arrested for catch ing fish in the Jim river with seines nnd who jumped their ball are buck at their illegal work aeatn. They defy the au thorities and threaten the neighbors with destruction if any complaints are made. A petition has been put in circulation at Dcadwood asking for a 50 per cent re duction in the telephone rates now charged , and as far us circulated has been signed by nearly every subscriber , each subscriber agreeing to discontinue the use of instruments entirely unless the re duction bo granted. Hates now in force are $5 a month for the city nnd $7.50 a month for the entire lilack Hills circuit. The entire telephone service of the hills is now in the hands of ono company , with headquarters at Dcadwood. Wyoming. Forty-one prisoners are confined in the Cheyenne jail. tiroon River is lo have a bank with a capital of $50,000. Chonenno's moat mon'a pool is "busted" nnd citizens can now eat steak at reasonable figures. Work on the U. & M. Cheyenne line is being pushed rapidly and trains will run lute Sterling , Col. , in a week. A thirteen-year-old son of Rev. Dr. Uuntington , of Hawllns , opened an old satchel in the doctor's study , when a snake about two aud a half foot long crawled out nnd coiled up. in the corner of the study. Albert , three years old , saw it and was about to jump on it with his bare feet , when the older brother seized the little boy and throw him on a lounge , then grasping a picco of board despatched his Bimkeship , It was a rattler. The I'aclflo Const. A lodge of the Ancient Order of For esters has bccii established in Deer Lodge , Mont. The end. of the track on the Montana extension of the Manitoba is now within iiOO miles of Hclofla. The total amount thus far received for the relief of the sufferers of the Gould & Curry fire is $23,385.65. Owing to there being no money in the Tucson ( Ariz. ) school fund , the public schools of that city will not open until November 1. Shasta Courier : A man who spoils God with a "j , " and county nnd Cal. with "k , " is not lit for postmaster , but there is one such in this county. Los Angeles is becoming "quite Eng lish , you know. " On Saturday the Urft- ish flag was Hying there in honor of the forty-third birthday of H. R. II. Alfred Ernest , Duke of Edinburgh. The discovery of oil rook is reported at Sargent's ranch , near Gilroy. The rock is white , of chalky appearance , and when ignited gives n bright and continu ous light. It burns finally to ash. It can bo used for fuel or illurainHtion. A mountain of this rock is in view. It is situated near beds of bitumen which cover a largn acreage. ' THB COUNCIU The Work of a lluay Night by the Local Legislators. The regular weekly meeting of the weeks ago , has bcon prostrated some council was hold Tuesday evening , the fol lowing councilmen bcingprcsent : Aloxuu der , Uailoy , Bedford , lioyd , Burn ham , Chancy , Counsmnn , Ford , Hascall , Kas- par , Kierstcad , Kitchen , Leo , Lowry , Manvillc , Snyder and Mr. President. The reading of the record was dis pensed with. All petitions , except these from the mayor , chairman of the board of public works and city engineer , were referred without reading. I'ETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. From the mayor Approving certain paving and grading contracts. Same Vetoing the ordinance for the grading of Douglas street , because ; there is an absence of money in the general fund to carry out the improvement. The veto was sustained , the president and Mr. Alexander voting in the afllrma- tivc. tivc.S.anio S.anio Suggesting the grading of Cass street near U. F. Clark's ' property. Ap proved. Same Reporting the amount of ex penditures for public improvements this year as follows : First ward , .f30,40.'J. 8 : Second , § 18,300.61 ; Third , nothing ; Fourth , $9.185.00 ; Fifth. $ ! } l)1.83 ) : Sixth , ? 2,020.85 ; Seventh , $10.913.55 ; Eighth. $0,72U.54 ; Ninth , $12,908.05. Total , $80.358.21. Finance. The citv engineer thought the total would bo increased to $ ! 0,000. Same Appointing appraisers for the damages from public improvements of streets , as follows : ( trading Davenport , from Thirty-first to Thirty-sixth , Messrs. W. J. Kennedy , E. Zabriskio , and W. A. L. Gibbon ; Twenty-first , from Leaven- worth to Briggs' estate same except K. Whitehorn instead of Kennedy ; opening Southwestern avenue , sumo except John T. Bell for Whitohorn ; grading Daven port from Twenty-third to Twenty-litth , same except Whitehorn for Bell ; grading Jones from Fourteenth In Sixteenthsame appraisers ; opening alloy between Far- nnm and Douglas and Twentieth and Twenty-fourth , sumo appraisers ; extend ing Webster to Kennedy street , muno except Bell for Xabriskio ; opening Twenty-second from Oak Chatham to Saratoga addition , same except Zubriskio instead of Bell. Chairman Board of Public Works Grading estimates of Twenty-eighth street , Farnarato Leavonworth , $1,250.61) ) . Approved. City Engineer Showing the availabil ity of 19,152.52 for intersection paving. Paving , curbing and guttering. Chairman of Itoard of Public Works- Final estimate of Morse Bridge Com pany for $29.1)30.27 ) for Eleventh street viaduct. Approved. Same Showing that the citv owes Murphy Creighton & Co. $0,241.7 ; ) . Ap proved. Same Transmitting the bids for the city hall. Public property and build ings. From Messrs Zabriskl. W. J. Kennedy and Joseph Redman That no damages resulted from the grading of Popplcton avenue. I : SOLUTKN3. Mr. Kaspar Ordering the grading of Twenty-fourth street at the intersection of Hickory ; also the east sides of Thir teenth street , In front of block 220 , to the width of 20 feet- also the grading of Nineteenth street , south of Dorcas ; also the lowering ot the sewer in Nineteenth street , north of Leavonworth. All thcso were adopted. Mr. Hascall Instructing the street commissioner to remove the earth in the south end of the alloy between St. Pat rick's church and school and the site for the now convent. Adopted. Mr. Ford That the horse market bo moved from Leavonworth between Thir teenth and Fourteenth. Adopted. Mr. Alexander That the mayor ap point a competent person to compile nnd arrange the city ordinances , to bo com pleted by January , 1888 , and to cost not more than $1.500. Mr. Hascall said that , judging from the action of the mayor in making appoint ments for city employes , that dignitary did not show the capacity to warrant the council in placing other appointments within his gift. Ho opposed the ap pointment of u compiler bv tlui mayor beumi.sa ho did .not feel llku placing every power in his hands. Mr. Ford bald that the ordinances as they were now understood were not enforced , and in support of this assertion said that ' in the matter of tp.-nch filling , every plqmbur vytio dug'ono to inako connec tion with a main , was compelled to fill the same , with floating rlvor sand. But such was not required of thn big corpor ations. By way of excmt > llficntion. Mr. Ford referred to n break on Davenport street where the pavement had boon undermined and the repair had to bo done by men In the mud nnd with rub ber boots. On Farnnm street , over the water pipe trench , the pavement was being relald without nny rocK bo'noath the granite , and with no rlvor sand us re quired by' the ordinance. The fact of the matter was that there was a lack of energy among the departments. Every thing was being neglected. The ordin ances were not enforced , and until they were , ho thought it would bo safe to shut off other ordinances of the kind men tioned. The matter was referred to the com mittee on judiciary. Mr. Counsman Requiring the rail roads to plank tholrcrossings. Adopted. Same That the wolghmnstcr repair his weights und measures. Adopted. Mr. JJallcy Authorizing the street commissioner to remove as much timber from the North Eighteenth street bridge as can bo spared. Adopted. Same That a twonty-four-lnch sewer pipe bo laid on Thirtieth from Cass to Cumlng. Adopted , uno-half of the ex pense to be paid out of the sewer fvtul nnd one-half by the property owners. Same Asking for the appointment of fifty special policemen during the fair. Mr. liuicall said that this looked like a snap game on the part of the board of lire and police commissioners. They had gene on and acted us they felt dis posed without rp.cognulng the council nnd had already created an overlap , or would if they kept on as they were " going. Why did the commission go to the coitnoil and ask for the men required ? The latter could not a ( lord to meddle in the business , nor especially to assume the responsibilitv for * the illegal acts of the commission. The latter did not have brains enough to know what Uioy were doing. But the council should lo them shoulder the responsibility. Mr. Leu said ho was heartily in favor of appointing the police to protect the strangers who would come to Omaha during the fair , but in view of the fact that the whole mutter of the police ap pointment had been taken out of tholr hands ho moved that the communication bo referred to the mayor. It was so re ferred. Mr. Lee ordering the advertising for onn week for coal. Adopted. Mr. Snyder That the Cable Tramway repair Tenth street before the fair. Adopted. Mr. Loo. That Mncdonald , the keeper of Hanscom park , bo paid $ 'J per day. Adopted. Same Authorizing the hiring of a sprinkler for North Sherman avenue to the reunion grounds during the onuauip- niont. Adopted. Same Ordering a gas lamp on Leaven- worth nnd Georgia avenue. Hascall Ordering Contractor Stuht to make an approach to Center street from Eleventh. Adopted. Manville That the intersection of Twenty-second and Burt bo filled. Adopted. Mr. Loworv Ordering a watch house on the Eleventh street viaduct. Hoard ol public works and city engineer with power to act. REfonrs. Committee on Finance In reply to Treasurer Rush's communication of lost week , that hereafter the city will have ready money to meet uli demands. Adopted. Grades and Grading Recommending the passage of an ordlnanco for the grading of Chicago from Twentieth to i'wcnly-third. Recommitted. Gis : and Electric Lights The names and bonds of fifteen plumbers und gas- fitters asking for licenses , with favora ble recommendation. Adopted. Claims That an effort bo made to ar bitrate the damages sustained by Mr. Dauble iu falling over an ombankmcut on Hamilton street. Adopted. Paving , Curbing mid Guttering Re commending the passage of an ordinance for the imvintr of Seventeenth and Eigh teenth from Ilarncy to Farnam. Adopted. Mr. Counsman That the northwest corner of Twenty-fourth and Ilarnoy bo curbed. Adopted. Claims That C. E. Fanning bo allowed $79.65 for the swooping of Douglas street. Adopted. Fire and Water Locating a number of lire hydrants. Approved. Streets and alloys That a certain piece of land on Twenty-third street bo sold II. F. Clark. Adopted. Grades and grading That an ordi nance bo passed for the trading of How ard from Twenty-second to Twenty- fourth and Twenty-first avenues in Pres ton & Williams addition. Adopted. Same Recommending an ordinance fur the opening of Blaine from Tenth to Thirteenth street. Adopted. Simiu Recommending ordinances for the grading of Farnam from Thirty-sixth lo city limits ; Nineteenth from Daven port to Dodge ; extending So ward from Twentieth to Twenty-first ; grading alley between Mason nnd Pacific aud Tenth and Eleventh. Adopted. Sidewalks and Bridges That the claim of Charles F. Driscoll for the double payment of a sidewalk Lax bo referred to the city attorney. Adopted. nitlJINANCF.S. A number ot grading ordinances wore read .first and second tune and laid over , among them being that making an ap propriation of $5,049.44 for liabilities in curred in July. Referred to a special committee. Mr. Ford introduced nn ordination , granting to the Omaha nnd Council Bluffs railway company to build and maintain the west end of its proposed bridge across thu Missouri river with a viaduct approach upon either Douglas or Dodge Ftreels. This was read first and second time and laid over. Mr. Hascall introduced nn ordinance providing for the issuing of $10OD ( ) > ) sewer er bonds. This WHS read n second time and laid over. The tmnii ) disposition wns made of n aimihir ordinance provid ing for $75,000 paving and inlurcoctiou bonds. Alf Sorcnscn of the BEK wns allowed $500 for damages sustained by stopping on a nail in n broken sidewalk on thu corner of Lcuvonworth und Sixteenth streets , in June last , which incapacitated him for business for n niiinbur of weeks. An ordinance grunting tliu light of way to the Union 1'ncifiu , nnd. to lay n side track crossing Twentieth was ru- furred to thu committee on v kid nets and railways. Mr. iluscall's ordinance relating lo the changing of thu name of Sixteenth to Sherman avenue was referred to the committee on streets and alloys for two weeks. The following ordinances were pas'iid- Curbing Leuvunworth from Seventh lo Eighth , BcvenU.enth from Davenport to Cunimg , Jackson from Suvonlh to Ninth , Hartley from Sixteenth to Twenty-sixth , Jackson from Thirteenth to St. Mary's avunuo , Nicholas from Fourteenth to Fifteenth ; paving Seventeenth nnd Eighteenth from Farnnm to Harmiv ; the alley in blocks 171.175.171.I77.HI7 in alley paving districts ail , . ' , : , HO , 37 with Colorado mmd.-itono : opening Blnine street from Tenth to Thirteenth ; extend ing Seward from Twentieth to Twenty- first street ; Farnnm from Tlurlv-sixth to citv limits ; Nineteenth from Davunport to Dodge , Howard from Tweiity-sucoud to Twenty-seventh and Twonty-ilrnt avenue in Preston and Williams' addi tion , alley between .Mnon and I'urllio und Tenth ami Eleventh und Seven teenth avunuu between Juck ° ou and Loavenworth. Adjourned. _ The now bell for the Episcopal church in Helena , donated by Miss Bernice Can non , lias arrived from the eastern foundry and will soon be nut in place at tut church. It weighs about UOO pounds.