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THE American bar mooting closed yes
terdayin Syracuse , N. Y. A siinllai
convocation onjoyd perpetual session ii
Omaha. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
MH. PoTTEn pronounces the report tha
Charles Francis Adams is at outs witl
Mr. Potter and his broom a baseless ca
nard. The story was not credited by thi
BEE cither , although its reporters wen
led to bolicro that there was more trutl
than poetry in it.
ACCOUUINQ to Bradstreet's , the in
dustrlal situation throughout the countrj
for the lirst half of August , is very near ! )
the same as that of July. It is generally
thought , however , by business mot
everywhere , that this fall will bo a prosperous
porous one for everybody.
WHY don't the council take some stepi
to put an end to the obstruction of street :
by the iron and ties of street roads tha
have no connection with any known line
If the horse railway , the tramway 01
motor lines want to
use a right-of-way
it should bo done only under direction o :
the'board of public works or city engi
EVERYBODY of any prominence -Ir
Union Pacific service has boon promoted
retired or reduced to the ranks , except
John M. Thurston and his oil-room quar
totto. How about Vanderbum , Man
Chester and the bottle-scarred veterans
who run the primaries , boss convention !
and entertain legislators with fusil oi
and smutty stories ?
A msTiLLr.u tolls the BEE'S Peon a cor
respondent , as will be seen this morning
that the great whisky trust is run or
much the same plan as the cotton-sect
oil trust of southern capitalists. The explanation
planation covers directly opposite con
ditions hereabouts. The citizen whi
don't got the whisky trust ( after consum
ing the goods ) needs the cotton-seed ol
to grease his runners. The figure ma ;
bo mixed but the principle Is correct , yoi
THE man who robbed Major Bash , th
United States army paymaster , has no
only been captured but Is. locked up ii
Omaha. To quell the alarms of thos
who doubt the security of the county jai
against this criminal's efforts at deliver
nnco and who tremble at the possibilit ;
of his liberation "in our midst , " itlswei
to say that the prisoner is not the bug-n
boo he has been painted. Ho looks liki
a farm hand m distress and it is mor
than probable that the folks out wcs
have over-colored him and hii deeds.
THAT the government should furnlsl
the money to corrupt its own authorit ;
is a curious but deplorable spectacle. I
is literally true. The Pacific railway rob
bcrs have stolen millions of govornmon
money wherewith they built up a power
ful lobby at Washington , which hones
legislators have hitherto been unable I
break through. For the Urst time sine
ttio railroad grants were made the government
ornment Is now in a fair way to oompe
nu accounting from the plunderers , whi
it is to bo hoped , may yet bo compelled t
pay the penalty for stealing , like suiallo
thieves. Thu machinery of the court
has begun to boar on Huntlngton un
Stamiford , and there should bo no let u
until they are brought to full justice.
THE British government has quit
promptly called upon our govornmou
for an explanation of the seizures c
British Columbia sealing vessels in th
waters of Alaska , which occurred durlnj
last month. Three vessels wuro oapturoi
by the revenue cutter Rush and taken t <
tiitka , whore they were turned ever t
the United Status authorities and the ! ;
oasns are now being considered by th
courts. Tlioy had been doing a gooi
business m seal catching , ono of the voa
els having on board nearly lire hundroi
sealskins. The cu.se seems to bo prott ;
clear. The waters in which the vessel
were taknn aru Adjacent to the Aloutia
island , which are under the jurUdiotioi
of the United States. Our laws prohibi
the taking of seals in those waters , an
there appears to bo no doubt that thos
laws wore being violated by the cat
tured vessels. It is not impossible , how
ever , that the English government ma
prove to bo somewhat obtuio regardin
this view , and that a more or less prc
longed correspondence will ensue result
ing in a release ot the vessels. Such ai
outcome would bo quite In keeping wit
the present methods ' ot tlio state depart
dent. . '
The tinbor MoTorannt In Now YorK.
Estimates regarding the possible effect
upon the two political parties of the labor
movement In Now York must at this
time bo based on wholly uncertain data
and received with several qualifications.
It Is true that Henry George rccolvod last
year as the labor candidate for mayor of
Now York city nearly seventy thousand
votes , but this fact cannot bo taken as a
safe basis ot calculation for to-day. It is
not at all probable that George could ob
tain so largo a * vote by many thousands
at this time , for the reason that there docs
not now exist the same unity of purpose
and harmony of fooling among the ele
ments from which no derived support as
then hold them together. In all respect ! )
that experience was acceptable
and peculiar. The acceptance oi
Mr. Gnorgo was contingent upon the
pledge of a certain number of votes , largo
enough to bo entirely respectable. These
obtained , the olFoct was to inspire confi
dence in the ranks of labor and a corresponding
pending fear in the old political parties.
This , with a considerable power of attrac
tion in the personality of the candidate ,
who seemed a loader worthy of any fol
lowing and who gave specjal prestige to
the cause ho championed , brought the la
bor vote and all sympathizers with it in
to lino. There was further encourage
ment to unity nnd harmony In the fear
that possassod the old political parties ,
and it naturally appeared to labor a.nd its
riondi that Its opportunity had como if
it would make the supreme effort tc
grasp it. Its failure was speed
ily followed by circumstances
which have introduced serious disonsions
and divided its strength , so that the vote
that George received could probably not
bo concentrated on any labor candidate ,
ana certainly not on him. It is still
there , but so split up as to bo valueless
for the purpose of estimating its effect
upon the other parties.
Two labor conventions have boon hold ,
ono of the state union labor party at
Rochester a couple of weeks ago , and the
other of the united labor party at Syra
cuse during the past week , ot which
Henry Gcorgo was the loading and con
trolling spirit. The former was not of
very great importance , and is understood
to have been manipulated by democratic
politicians with a view to indirectly aid
ing the presidential boom of Governor
Hill. Ttfe latter has been regarded
with a good deal of interest by
the party managers , and the effect of ita
action and utterances will be watched
with acute solicitude. It did two very
significant things m refusing to give any
recognition to the state union labor party
whoso convention tendered an invitation
for a union of forces , and in excluding
the socialistic delegations. In this action
it made foes which the democratic man
agers will employ to the best advantage
The convention in its declaration of prin
ciples had nothing complimentary to say
of either republican or democratic par
ties , though it is rather more severe upon
the latter than the former. Personal ex
pressions of some of the leaders indicated
a strong desire to see the present admin
istration overthrown. The labor cam
paign in Now York will occupy a largo
share of the attention given to political
affairs this year.
The Licngo System iu Georgia.
The investigation of the convicl-lcaso
system iu Georgia has boon concluded. A
committee of five members of the general
assembly has boon engaged in the in
vestigation. Two of those have arrived-
at the conviction that the lease system is
"damnable , " two others are less out
spoken but are convinced that reforms
are necessary. The remaining member
of the committee thinks the system is the
beat that can be devised under the cir
cumstances. It is strange that any en
lightened person should como to such a
conclusion , for the mais of evidence
shows the system to be provocative of
brutal treatment , immorality , and many
other evils. The convicts were shown to
be over-worked , worked when sick and
whipped to death. Among the female
convicts many illigitlm&to children were
born. A system that fosters such abuses
is as bad if not worse than the crimes
that brought the victims within its
clutches. It is a blot , not only upon the
state of Georgia. It is a retrogression
towards slavery. But it is probable that
the result of the investigation will be
that the 1 ease-system in Georgia must go ,
Railroad Bridge DIsaBtera.
A hand book has just made its appear
ance on tha subject of railroad bridge dis
asters in this country , giving the causes
and suggesting remedies. The author
makes the estimate , that not less than
forty bridges fall'every year in the
United States , and the remedy ho sug
gests is a system of efficient inspection bj
thoroughly competent persons , who will
examine in no perfunctory way the con
struction of every bridge , its adaption to
Ita use , the character of its materials and
its capacity to resist the peculiar strains
to which it must of necessity be iub
jcotod. At is a rather alarming statement
which this author makes as to the nnmboi
of bridge disasters , but it Is to bo SUP'
posed ho was careful not to make at
exaggerated estimate. But whothoi
moro or loss than ho assumed , the number
bor is far too great , and the fearful con
sequences ot some of those disasters ,
whicn may bo paralleled any day on
some ono of the railroads having milus
ot bridges and culverts , justify tha seri
ous attention the press of the country is
giving this matter.
The truth is there is hardly a railroad
in the country that has not defective
bridges , either by reason of faulty con
structlon , improper and inferior mate
rial , or both. A great many ot those
bridges constructed of wood were not in
tended to bo permanent. They were do-
"ignod to serve only until the companies
felt financially able to replace them
with more substantia. structures ot
masonry or iron. But unfortunately
with most of the corporations that time
is never felt to have arrived. The inso
euro structures are allowed to stand ,
sometimes after their dangerous condi
tion becomes apparent to the ruosl
casual inspection , as in the case of the
Bussoy bridge near Boston , and instead
of betas frequently subjected to the most
careful Inspection by competent persona
are left to the care of some employe ol
the company who may bo both incapable
and mdifloront. It is estimated that
there are about 9,503 miles of wooden
railroad bridges and trestlework in the
.JQnltod States , much the greater part ol
which Is as old as the roads on which
these structures are built , never havinc
been replaced , but merely patched up &
from time to time became necessary.
Tbo demand ( or reform in this mattei
cannot bo made too vigorous nnd ear
nest. If the railroad companies will not
sco that they are practicing false ccon
omy in maintaining these structures , then
they must bo compelled In the interests
of public safety to replace them with
such as will bo secure , and to provide a
system of frcqucnttnnd thorough inspec
tion that will reduce the danger to the
minlntirn. The wooden bridge , as a de
vice of railroad convenience or economy
should bo promptly and forever aban
The City Hall Architect.
Wo have no.dofonso to make of the
conduct of Architect Myers in connec
tion with the letting of the city hall con
tract. Mr. Myers should have given the
board of public works a great deal more
of his time and attention , and a great
deal loss of it to Contractor Brcnnan.
But when our contemporaries try to
make a point against Myers and his
plans , by laying stress upon the fact that
ho crave assurance that the cost of tha
building should not exceed from 'f 100,000
to $200,000 , while now after $48,000 has
boon appropriated for the basement , the
bids for the superstructure , range from
$203,000 to $210,000 , they exhibit unreas
oning prejudice and lack of good sense.
When Myers submitted his plans two years
ago the building doubtless could have been
contracted for by n responsible builder
for $200,000 or loss. At that time iron
beams could bo bought for $28 per ton ,
while now they cost $41. Certain
other materials and labor have also
advanced from 10 to 15 ! per cent , slnco
that time. Myers is not responsible for
the delay caused by reason of our inabil
ity to vote city hall bonds under our old
charter. That defect Was not discovered
until after his plans had been adopted
and the building located. But oven if
Myers" estimate had boon too low at the
time it was made he would not differ
with the average architect Wo venture
to say that nobody in Omaha has ever
put up a building that required an arch
itect's plans which did not cost from 10
to 60 per cent , moro than the architect's
original estimate. The city's contract
with Myers is iron-clad. It only allows
him 21 per cent , on his original estimate ,
and ho is to got no pay before the build
ing is completed. Those terms are lower
and moro favorable than any Omaha
capitalist can get from competent arch
itects for erecting business blocks costing
$200,000 and upwards.
ABOUT a year ago the attorney-general
of Illinois petitioned the circuit court at
Springfield to issue a peremptory writ
of mandamus to compel the Ohio and
Mississippi railroad company to put its
tracks in a safe condition. This writ was
allowed , but the company carried the
matter before the supreme court , whore
the decision of the lower court was re
versed , the higher court deciding that a
mandamus was not the proper way to
compel the company to keep its road in
order. This is not encouraging to the
traveling public. To proceed by man
damus is a quick and effective way of
compelling a company to keen its road
in safe condition , and has boon used
against railroads before m various ways.
The recent catastrophe on the Toledo ,
Pcoria and Western ought to show the
Illinois court the necessity of giving the
public a means whereby the companies
might bo compelled to have some regard
for the safety of the lives and limbs of
these who travel over their roads.
THEKE is no difficulty in believing the
story that Senator Edmunds is still im
placably hostile to Mr. Blaine , but the re
port that Mr. Conkling is planning an
aggressive campaign to thwart the lat-
tor's nomination is not entitled to cro- *
denco. There ia no reasonable doubt
that Conkling is entirely sincere in de
claring that ho ia permanently out of
politics , and ho would be the first to see
that , under the circumstances , a tight
made by him against Blaine would bo
moro likely to benefit than injure the
latter. As for Edmunds , ho will pro
bably not bo administrative In his
antagonism , but ho will doubtless bo
found next year , in the event of Bluino's
nomination , in the same position ho oc
cupied in the last national campaign.
STATE AND TKUIUTOUY.
Corn brings 30 cents in the Beatrice
Hastings has 433 electric lights in
Long Pine has voted to put in a system
A dog poisoner has been doing up the
canines of Papilllon.
A Woman's Relief Corps has boon or
ganized at McCook.
The Union Pacific round house at Loup
City is being rebuilt.
Tooumseh Lutherans will dedicate
th eir church next Sunday. .
The religiously Inclined at Gordon have
organized a Sunday scho.ol.
Uavonna wants another grain elevator
for the sake of competition.
McCook has now three cigar manu
factories iu active operation.
The Christian church at Elk Creek is
completed and will bo dedicated.
Rod Cloud expects to have the water
works iu operation by October 1.
Loup City's waterworks bonds are
printed and ready for the market
Thomas Gotland died in an epileptic fit
while at work on a farm near \Vahoo.
Chester Thomas died near Falrbury on
the 15th from discuses contracted in the
Boston parties have submitted a propo
sition to furnish Fairbury with water
A Knights of Labor assembly has been
organized at Hanover township , Gaga
Falls City is confidently expecting the
erection of a creamery at that place in
the near future.
Farmer Strickland , living near
Bortrand , lost fifteen tons of hay by an
Four boys under twelve years of ago
have been arrested at Aurora for stealing
from railroad cars.
The sale of Dundy county school lands
last week resulted in nearly all being
sold or leased at good figures.
The Northwestern Sportsmen's associa
tion will hold their annual shoot at
Loup City on the 30th and 31st.
The corner stone of the now M. E.
church at Kimball was laid with appro
priate ceremonies last Wednesday.
The Fremont Stock Yards company
will erect a hotel near the packing house
for the accommodation of laborers.
C. E. Barngrovor , of the Marquette
News , has taken a helpmate in the person
oiMiss Alpha Williamson , of Humboldt.
Falls City lodge Knights of Pythias
have framed acd hung In their lodge
room a very tine picture of the late Judge
The Caster county republican conven
tion will be held on the lOtb , and the
democratic on the ,21st of "Scalcmbcr , at
Broken Bow ,
John Stanok , a liohemlan. while riding
on a hand car near \ \ llbor , lost his bal
ance and was crushed under the wheels ,
resulting In his death.
Kushvlllo parties have boon awarded
the contract to furnish the building
material for the largo Indian school al
the Pine Rideo agency.
The annual mooting at the Johnson
county Sunday-school association will be
hold In Storlinc commencing August 8C
and closing September 1.
Mrs , Ovcrton , charged with the murdci
of her husband , will appear for trial al
the district court : which convenes nl
Broken Bow Monday next.
Lonnlngton post , of Chadron , will
hold a ( J. A. H. reunion during the agri
cultural fair , beginning September Bi
and continuing until September 25.
The young bloods of Beatrice have or-
ganl/.od an "Anti-Biled Shirt League , "
and ns a consequence dealers are laying
in a big supply of flannel garments.
'The Alnsworth Baptists are rustlinu
around to see if thov can raise cnougii
money to call Rev. J. C. Lewis , of Fre
mont , to minister to their spiritua.
The eleven-year-old son of George
Blankonbillers , of Silver Lake township
waa thrown from a horse while hordin
cattle and sustained injuries resulting in
Tlio landlord of the Hamilton house al
Curtis suddenly became tired of runmnc
a hotel last week , and turned his
boarders out in the cold world on one
W. R. LivoHy , of Hebron , thrust a knife
into his leg while cutting a rope nboul
two weeks ago. The wound was rup <
tured Tuesday and the great loss of blood
killed the patient.
Gcorgo McHenry , living near Chadron ,
was killed in a runaway last week bv
being kicked in the head by a colt. He
was fifty-live years old , and rcccntlv
came from Illinois.
The annual district mooting of the
Christian churches of Donluhan and
Brown counties , Kansas , and Richardson
county , Nebraska , will begin on the 25th
and continue one Sunday.
Mr. John L. Means has brought man
damus to compel the county commis
sioners to pay $3,000 and secured interesl
in payment for building the wagou
bridge across the river at Ord.
Frank end Perry Scott , of Klm <
ball , wore badly burned by an explosion -
plosion of powder , which they wore car
rying In a tin pan. The powder was
ignited by the heat of the sun reflected
from the bright metal.
It is reported that ono of Edgar's
prominent merchants went hunting the
other day and imbibed so freolv of Hos-
tetter bitters and beer that ho mistook
mosquitoes for wild peoso.and exhausted
all his ammunition before ho entered the
field of sport.
A Geneva subscriber Informs the BEI
that the report from Grafton concerning
the crop failure does an injustice to Fillmore -
more county. Crdps near Grufton rnav
bo destroyed , buttho ? outlook at Geneva
and vicinity for a1 bountiful harvest was
never more promising.
A lovo-strickonl youth of Ceresco was
deluded in his dreams into taking the
calico curtain to his window for his ladj
love and in endeavoring to embrace her
was precipitated to the ground and
was rudly awakened to the fact that he
had sustained serjous injuries.
The register and receiver of the Cha
dron land office have given notice that
all parties who .niado pre-emption prool
during May ana Jdno , and whoso proofs
have been under way so long on account
of thn change from , the Valentino ollico tc
the new ollico hero , are required to go be'
fore the officer who .took the testimony ]
in each case and make a now pre-emp
A young man at Western had a $10 bil
which he put in his pocketbook. Being
unused to earring money in that rocop
tacle he forgot where ho had placed the
bill and not being able to find it con
cluded he had been robbed. He then
sold the pocketbook for half a dollar and
jumped the town. The purchaser found
the $10 bill all safe inside after the young
man had departed.
While other members of the familj
were absent , a villainous whelp entered
the house of David Rutter , \Vymore ,
last Wednesday afternoon , and , with
drawn pistol , compelled his little ten-
war-old girl to drink some kind of drug ,
Ho was frightened away before ho ac
complished his lustful purpose , and the
girl has suffered no ill effects from the
Says Hie Sherman County Transcript :
| 'Mr. Jackson started out the other even
ing to teach his little son the Lord's pray
er. Ho hud got as far as : 'And if 1 should
din before I wake , ' when the little fellow
objectcdjand said that ho did not intend
to die before ho 'waked. ' " It is very
evident that cither the Transcript editor
or Mr. Jackson are quite ignorant in re
gard to the Lord's prayer.
Lightning struck the residence of Mr.
B. t. Seanght who resides live miles
north of Stuart. The lightning struck the
north-caht corner of the house and pass
ing down struck the bed post of the bed
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Searight split
ting it and smashing things in general.
Mrs. Scaright was stunned and did not
recover consciousness for some twc
hours later. Mrs. Searlght has a red
streak extending from her head to her
foot about two inches in width.
Dunlap is putting in a system of water
works , the expense to bo $10,000.
The Keystone Coal company at Angus
has all summer employed 250 men.
The Tarn a county republicans nomina
ted Hon. R. H. Moore for representative ,
The third annual reunion of the Twenty
lirst Iowa infantry will bo held at Man
chester September 15 and 10.
In taking out the rock wall of an old
well at Fort Madison , William Smith losl
hit life by the caving in of the well.
The school directors of Ida Grove have
broken the deadlock by electing Rev. A ,
E. Smith , who has been eight years pas
tor of the Presbyterian church there , as
principal. > * J
The number of ptinils enrolled in 1887
at the asylum for the'bliud at Glcuwood
was 187 ; number admitted during bien
nial terra , 8-1 : number graduating during
same period , 14.
Governor Larabce lias Issued a procla
mation offering $500 for the apprehension
and conviction of the person or persons
engaged in the lynching of James
Rovnolds at Leon. '
The bricklayers atEarMHo engaged in
rebuilding the towilrtecently destroyed
by tire quit work intfc body because the
prohibitionists of that town wouldn't al
low them to ship their daily beverage ot
beer fromDubuquo.- *
Valuable discoveries of iron ore have
been made near Waukon , Allamakco
county , and a company has been formed
in Roctford , 111. , with a capital of $4,000.-
000 to operate and develop the same.
The corporators are Henry W. Price ,
George S. Rober and John B. Sino.
Largo tracts of valuable ore are already
located , with flattering prospects of al
most unlimited resources. This is the
first discovery of iron in Iowa or in the
west , and it promises to stimulate pros
pecting in other localities. Considerable
excitement prevails at Waukon and
vicinity over the opening of the mines.
Men are already at work.
Sitting Bull will bo onq of the attrac
tions of the North Dakota fair.
The division campaign will bo opened
by Gen. Campbell at Milbank Septem
ber 8. .
Bishop Hare is expected in Yankton
September 25 to organize & local White
Two or Ihroo companies of the Dakota
militia will engage in n sham battle al
the Minneapolis exposition next month.
The county commissioners at Bismarck
rejected tha petition for a vote on local
option on the ground that it lacked suf
ficient names ,
There is a rumor of an oubrt being
made to consolidate all papers in Brown
county outside of Aberdeen in ono papei
to bo published at Aberdeen.
The city council of Rapid City voted tc
susnond from office the city marshal , P ,
F. McNaily , during the time required for
the Investigation of the charges whicb
have boon preferred against him.
August Balko , a German farmer aced
53 , living fourteen miles northeast ol
Watortown , was arrested on a chareo ol
assaulting his wife with intent to kill ,
The trouble resulted from a family quar
Important If True.
Mm Voifc n'otld ,
The report that the government in
tends to institute suits both civil and
criminal against the officials of the Cen
tral and Union Pacific railroads who
have misused their trusts is , if true , the
most important piece of news that has
como from Washington slnco the ad
journment of congress.
Facts cnougii have been disclosed bj
the World and the investigating coinmls
sion to justify and to demand such pro
ceodings. There is no shadow ot dotibi
that the funds of ono of these
companies , in which the government
has a direct interest , have been di
verted to purposes of bribery and cor
ruptlon. The people have been robbed
and their servants corrupted with the
proceeds of the robbery. The govern
ment's security for vast loans has been
impaired by dishonest management.
It is time that these rich and powerful
rings were broken. If the administra
tion will take resolute measures to this
end any amount of puttering and blun
dering with the offices will be forgotten ,
Terrible Railroad Accidents.
Chicago Tribune : The terrible railroad
accident on Wednesday night has occa
sioned everywhere debate as to the com
parative fatality in previous railway dis
asters. Ono hears constant mention of
Ashtabula , and next perhaps the Tay
bridge tragedy iu Scotland seems to have
taken hold of the popular imagination.
Neither of these calamities , however ,
como up to that near Chatsworth , so far
at least as loss of life and injury to persons
go. At Ashtabula bridge ever 100 per
ished by drowning , burning , and in other
ways. The horror of the thing was what
tnado the calamity so fearfully memora
ble' Few were killed outright. It was a
mass of human beings , pinned down to
watch , in the full possession of their fac
ulties , the approach of the flames that
would consume them. In the case of the
Tay bridge , where a passenger train was
blown in a hurricane bodily into the sea ,
not a soul surviving to tell the tule , there
is a certain awfulness that impresses us ,
but there is no shuddering at any agony
of suffering. About seventy-four lives
were lost. The disaster which stands pre
eminent for fatality in railway records
occurred on the Morelos road , Mexico
ice , through the fall of a bridge
near Cuortla. In this accident which
happened in February , 1881 , ever
two hundred lives wore lost. Bridge ac
cidents have been numerous and disas
trous. A memorable one occurred in
January , 1878 , to a party of excursionists
returning from a Moody and Sankov
meeting on the Connecticut Western
road. A bridge ever the Fanuington
river gave way , and thirteen persons
wore crushed to death or drowned and
thirty-three others injured. Excursion
trains have been frequently the victims
of disaster. One of the earliest calami-
tics in the history of railroads took place
to such a train near Versailles , France ,
it was the birthday of King Louis Phil
ippe , and holiday-makers were return
ing irom Versailles to Paris. An i.xlo
broke , and a horrible holocaust
was the consequence. Three carriages
with locked doors wore piled on a burn
ing mass of debris , and moro than fifty
persons were burned before the eyes of
the spectators helplessly looking on. As
many moro were injured. Whole families
perished. An accident occurred at
Campbell station , twelve miles from
Philadelphiawhich surpasses , as regards
fatality , that in Franco. It happened
July 17 , 1850 , to a train carrying eleven
hundred children on a Sunday school
picnic with their teachers and friends.
Five cars were burned and sixlv-four per
son aperishcd.Tho injured numbered more
than one hundred. Here , an excursion
tram running against time came , on a
single-track road , in collision with a
regular train. The record is full of simi
lar disasters , too numerous to admit of
specific reference. In 1878 , at Woolus-
ton , Mass. , a large party of excursionists ,
returning from a roxying match on a
special tram , got derailed. Six forward
cars were cither thrown wholly to ono
side or the oilier or crushed boiwcon the
Uvo locomotives and the rear of thu train.
Nineteen persons perished and fifty were
Thu causes of accident on railways are ,
not so numerous as .might bo supposed ,
but the most disastrous in this country
are apt to occur to bridges , This is not
the case in Great Britain. In a period of
six years under the heading of "Failures
of Tunnels of Bridges , Viaducts and Cul
verts , " whilst in Great Britain , twenty-
nine accidents are returned , in America ,
for the same period , under a similar
heading. 105 causualtics traceable to con
stant over-crowding , whilst American
derailments and bridge accidents are dis
tinctly referable to the inferior construc
tion of our roadbeds.
It is curious to notice , in connection
with the railroads , that in Homo years
there is comparative immunity from dis
aster , whilst in others there occur a con
stant succession of serious calamities.
This year the railroad companies are so
far experiencing a notable illustration of
the adage that it never rains but it pours
Complexion Powder is an absolute
necessity ot the rclined toilet in this cli
mate. Poz/onl's combines every element
of beauty and purity.
A Dining Oar Doir.
Among the patrons of the Northwest
ern dining car "Dolmonlco" Is a largo ,
fat Gordon setter dog at Carroll , la. Ho
comes to the car and barks lustily and
frisks about until Condactor Pierce comes
out with a big tin bucket full of meat and
feeds him until ho is full to the bursting
point Mr , Pierce says the dog is there ,
no matter how stormy it is or how late
the train may bo. Ho has never missed a
day for three years. His good living has
made an epicure of him and he turns
with scorn from the plobian butchers'
bones , so dear to the canine heart.
For fear of losing a day's work , many
persons put off taking physio until Sat
urday. The better plan is not to delay
but take it as soon as needed , it may save
you a hard spell of sickness. If you want
the most benefit from thn least amount of
physio without causing you any incon
venience , loss of appetite or rest , take
tit. Patrick's Pills. Their action on the
liver and bowels are thorough , they give
a freshness , tone and vigor to the whole
ysteni and act iu harmaoy with nature.
Albert Glass a colored soldier of the
Ninth cavalry was brought in from Fort
Washakie , Wyoming , Saturday. Ho
is sentenced to five years imprisonment
at Fort Loavonworth , Kan. , for insulting
laundress. . . . . * . .
BUFFALO COUNTY'S ' PROGRESS ,
One of Nebraska's Garden Spots And Its
Booming City ,
KEARNEY'S RAPID RISE
TM Week's Excursion Thlthor From
Omaha ami IJncoln hettcr *
From Others of Omaht'g
Buffalo County and Kearney *
KnAitNET , Nob. , August 20. [ Special
Correspondence of the BKE. ] The
covered wagons are again beginning to
course their way ever our roads , and in
conversation with their occupants wo
find n large number hall from Kansas
and Iowa , having boon forced from their
farms on account of the extreme dry
woathor. They claim that their small
grain was n complete , failure while the
corn is not large enough to cut up for
fodder , and that the grass is at brown ns
n gypsy , so that there is no feed at proa-
ent and none in prospect. They hare
boon selling what stock they could and
are coming into Nebraska to winter
through and take back seed for next
year. Since 1877 the people of IJullalo
county have had reason to rejoice each
succeeding season as nature has dealt
bountifully with thorn , having had
enough to feed all their stock and ship
hundreds of cars to their less fortunate
neighbors until this county has become
noted throughout the state as ono of the
most productive farming counties in tiio
northwest , largely owing to the frequent
rams which como with such regularity
and certainty. There is still a largo
amount of old corn in the county , and
every prospect of the largest crop still to
bo harvested that ever blessed this lo
cality. Oats are bringing 23 conta per
bushel and wheat 50 to CO cents , with
largo amounts coming In each day.
lor sorao time there have been rumors
of County Clerk Cutting being in arrears
for the fees of his oQiue , and as ho has
made but one report in over three years
the board of supervisors thought best to
check up with him , and found that ho had
nearly ten thousand dollars which he had
'failed ' to turn over. However , Mr. Cutting
paid up the amount in full and then ten
dered his resignation , which was ac
cepted. Mr. Shahnn , the deputy , wns
appointed to fill the unexpired term.
County politics are moving along with
the probability that Captain Joseph Block
will become the next county treasurer.
For the past throe months our city has
been enjoying a healthy movement in rnal
estate , and on next Thursday , August 25 ,
she will witness the grandest sale of the
season thus far. "Capitol Hill , " compris
ing two hundred lots , will bo sold at pub
lic auction. A great deal of interest ia
manifested in this sale from the fact that
a panoramic view can be obtained from
Capitol Hill , situated on the highest point
of the bin Us immediately north and
within the limits of the city proper , from
nearly every lot to be sold the entire city
and over twenty mihs of the Platte val
ley can bo seen at a glance.
Gentlemen of meuns from abroad are
daily visiting and investing some of their
means with us , thus showing that one
city and itH enterprises are appreciated
by those wanting desirable and safe in
So far Omaha and Lincoln people have
purchased quite heavily in our city , and
in appreciation of this we unUerstand ar
rangements will bo made to bring a car
of people from each of these cities , the
most of whom will bo invited by cards to
be present at the sale. Tha Omaha car
will leave there at 8:20 : p. m. on Wednes
day evening , on regular train , and the
Lincoln coaoh will leave Lincoln at 13:05 :
on Wednesday. The guests will bo royally
entertained and shown the lakes , with
power and beautiful scenes , in the best
manner possible , When Kearney's citi
zens undertake to entertain they gen
erally please their guests. Therefore ,
como to Kearney and test their hos
pitality Thursday , August 25.
Rondlcy's Boom. .
HENDLEY , Neb. , August 30. fSpeoial
Correspondence of the BEE ] If
your readers desire to have the
news from all booming towns put us on
your list. This town , which is located in
the Beaver Valley near the center of Fur-
nas county , is now one month old , and
bids fair to soon bo the best town m this
beautiful valley. Already a number of
largo business houses and dwellings are
looming up and more will soon follow ,
including a largo hotel and three large
brick business houses. Wo are located
on the new through line of the Burling
ton route to Pueblo , Colorado. Track
laying is going on at a rapid rate , and
bofpro the tirst of September regular
trams will bo running into our town.
The town site is a line ono , and the
country surrounding it can't bo beat in
the west. The people are enterprising
and well to do. The corn crop promises
to be fair , although somewhat damaged
by the late dry weather. Hon. J. B.
Hcartwell , C. C. Webster and other en
terprising men of Hastings have largo in
terests here. This insures us a good
A Word From Oortland.
ConTtAND , Neb. , August 20. ( Special
Correspondence of the BF.K. ] I
have soon ao much about all lit
tle towns in the BKE , but not
about Cortland , so I will write a few
lines about the country. Cortland ia a
lively little town of about 700 inhabi
tants. It lies on the Union Pacific rail
road between Lincoln and Beatrice , twen
ty miles from each. It has four dry goods
stores , three drug stores , two hardware
stores , two good hotels , two blacksmith
shops , machine shop , etc. It bas not
been booming this summer like many
other towns. It was started in the spring
of 1831. It has a good country around it.
This country wns settled up in 1870-71.
As 1 have stated already this Is a good
country , but still it ia f > o dry hero now
that corn is almost gone up on account
of the drouth.
A Word on Trout Culture.
ANAHOSA , la. , August 20. [ Special
Correspondence to the BEE. ] There can
bo no doubt of the value and profit of
fish culture if conducted on scientific
principles. The lake trout in the ponds
at the old state hatching house near this
city , are homo product. Thny were
were hatched from the egg here and attained -
tained all their growth here. After four
years from the egg they woigli from two
to live pounds apioeo. Thtj cost ot car
rying them from the egg to their present
weight , has been insignificant , and they
can ne sold in Chicago now at thirty-live
cents a pound. The llavor of this fish is
delightful , when baked , broiled or fried.
They seem to have all the nutty llavor
trout acquire in the cold waters of the
northern lakes , where they feud as wildly
as suits their tastes. Any farmer vho
has a spring of living water on his land
can raise lake trout , and ttiey vyill afford
him as much pleasure aiuf profit as any
crop ho can cultivate.
Tnnanrlal Touching Coni Illcli.
Montgomery Advertiser : Yesterday
morning a young man fresh from the
rural districts dropped into Gallagher's
barber-shop on Dexter avcnuu and said
ho wanted to bo touched up. Mr. Giillu-
gher fa absent from the city , but one of
the colored , tonsorial artists gave the
young man a chair and proceeded to d
the touching act.
A shave , a hair-cut , and a shampoo
were first put on , and the young mao
said ho felt like another fellow. Ills hair
was light red , or n llory auburn , lie also
were A delicate mustache and small "car-
drops of corresponding color. But the
first round of tonsorial attention did not
satisfy him , Ho was in for the whole
hog or none , and ho didn't make any
bones about it.
On the next round the artist dyed the
( lory mustache and eardrop , changing
the color from palo rod to jot black. 1'ho
young man took a good look at himself
In the mirror and decided that nil was
not lovely yet. Ho was decidedly a-s-
thetlo and went heavy on harmony of
colors. Ho thought ma hair , eyebrows ,
and eyelashes ought to correspond with
the dainty eardrops and mustache , ami
accordingly instructed the barber to
make n clean swoop of it.
Ton minutes later the young man took
another long , loving look at himself in
the glass and pronounced it a good job.
Ho said ho was going to see his sweet
heart , and diin't ] want hnr to know him
on sight. His personal appearance waa
now so completely changed that ho
wouldn't know himself at first blush , and
ho thought it would take him a day or
two to establish his idont y with his best
girl. His voice was the same and his
turkey-red complexion was unchanged ,
but ho looked very much llko somebody
else. He decided to taper off and close
the "touch up" with a patent leather
shine and a shower-bath of bay rum and
pcrfumo of roses , after which ho had a
"brush oft" , " and the work was finished.
Thu time for a settlement came next ,
ana that's what got away with the young
man from the country. The tonsorial
artist presented a bill for serviced , and It
called for ? 8.05. The young man kicked t
vigorously for a little while , but finally
Bottled up and went out. Ho found his
way to police headquarters and related
his experience to Chief Gerald. He
thought ho had been imposed upon in the
size of the bill , but ho had paid it and
the chief was powerless to get him out of
The young man gave his name as
Saggers , hailed from ono of the lower
opuntics.and said he was going to Florida.
When ho found that the money was gone
glimmering ho decided to accept the
Ho had made a snow of himself , and
his remarkable appcarancn attracted
much attention on the street. Ho presented -
sonted n very rare picture , the like of
which it is not allotted to men to look
upon more than once in a lifetime. So
runs the world. There's lots of fun in
After I ho Doom.
Dakota Bell : "Thq real estate season
must bo about ever , " said a friend to a
real estate agent in a Dakota towa which
bas enjoyed an unprecedented boom.
"Yes , things will bo rather quiet now
till next spring. "
"Did you make much out of the
boom ? "
"Oh , yes , we did pretty well though
we were to considerable expuuso and
had some hcavjtlossos. "
"What expenses do you refer to ofllco
rent ? "
"Yes , partly , but then Uu isn't very
heavy , the olHco only costt js $3 a month.
The biggest expense was paying our
share for having the thirteen railroads
surveyed into the place. That cost us a
hundred dollars. "
"But they will be surveyed for next
year eo you won't have that expense
"Yes , but we're liable to huvo to put
two or three men witii teams and scrapers -
ors out on ono of the roads in the spring
can't sell real estate always on surveys
alone. Then we had to pay a hundred
dollars towards a description of the
boom in the St. Paul and Minneapolis 1
papers , and another hundred for livery 1f t
bills , and fifty dollars toward paying the f
men wo hired to drive around the streets
indsaw on the lines and act in an awful
imrry every time any land buyers caino
to town ,
"How about that street car ? "
"Yes , we had to chip in $10 toward
that and I expect that next year we'll
mvo to lay some track and hire a man to
drive the car back and forth the eastern
capitalists will begin to get onto the
scheme of having that car stand there in
the mud. "
"What were some of the losses you
spoke of ? "
"Well , a tramp who happened to bo
pretty well-dross said he was from Chic-
igo and only waiting for a remittance to
DUV heavily of our real estate. We be *
ivod him , guaranteed his board at the
lotol for a week and then ho skipped. "
"Was that all ? "
"Oh , no. A man from Omaha beat mo
out of $200 at poker and then left with
out buying a lot. Then we cashed bogus
: hecks and lent monov to men from St
Louis to the extent of some three him-
Jrcd. Then a ministerial-appearing chap
From Milwaukee bought a block to build
in orphan asylum on and managed to
jet the deed and skip without paying a
i cent. Take it altogether , though , I
ion't know as wo can complain I gurss
ivo cleared about forty thousand for the
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