Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 01, 1887, Page 4, Image 4

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Dnllr fifornl.iif Edition ) Including Sunday
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For Three Months . S W
Tlio Umatm Sunday DEC , mailed to any
uddren , Ono Year. . 800
N w VCIUK oi-ricz. UOOM tt , THintTin
WASUIMJIUM orricr , No.
All cemmunloatioiis rulntlni ? to nown nntl nil-
loriiil matter MioulU bo aU'lruswxl to the Et > i-
trou or THK BEU
All bilflneM lotto nurtromlttaneemiliould l > o
MdrcnsoJ to TUB BEE I'UBUSIIINQ Courxsr ,
OMAHA. Drafts. chcks and pontoffico order *
to bo tnado payable W the ordtrof the company ,
Bworn Statement of Circulation.
Btate of Nebraska. I . .
County of DouzlM. ( Bt *
Geo. H. Tzschucir , secretary of The Hoc
Publishing companv , docs solemnly swear
that the actual circulation of tlin Dally Hue
for tlio weekending August 20. 1887 , was as
follows :
Haturdav. August 00 . 14.23.- !
Hiindav. Auirust 21 . 11.200
Monday. August I" : . l4B7i
Tuesday. August iM . 18.WS
Wednesday. August l . 14,021
Thursday. August ! i > . 14.050
Friday , August UO . I4 , < wn
Average . 14.151
GKO. H. TzflciiucK.
bworn to'nnd subscribed In my presence
thls7th day ot August , A. 1) . 1887.
N. P. KF.IT , ,
fSKAUl Notary Public.
Btato of Nebraska , \ , .
Douirlns County , f s *
Oeo. JJ. Tzsclmck , being first duly sworn ,
deposes nnd sajs that ho Is secretary of The
Dee Publishing company , that tlio actual
nverapo dally circulation of the Dally Uco foi
the month ol August , ly-fl , 1J,4G4 ! copies ; foi
September , IbSO , 13.WM copies ; for October ,
ll > v ; iB , # eoples ; for November. IbSfl , la.aii
corfcs ; for December , lbSo.lU.at7 copies ; foi
January 18S7 , 10CCO copies ; for February ,
1BS7 , 14,108 copies ; for March. 1SS7 , l-MOC
copies ; for A pill , 1687 , 14ir. ! ) copies ; forMay ,
Ib87 , 14i.- copies ; for Juno 1S87 , 14,147
copies ; torjulj1S37 , 14.093 copies.
. OKO. H. TzsnuncK.
Subscribed and sworn to In'fore me this
llth dayot August , A. D. , 1SS7.
( SKAL.I X. P. FniL. Notary Public.
TIIK Omahog is beginning to receive
ceivo considerable iittontion from the
press of the great mercantile centers
"Coming events cast their shadows be
foro. "
REPORTS from Kansas show that the
farmers of the state have raised crops
enough to supply the homo demand , i :
properly distributed. Nebraska does
better. It will have enough nnd plentj
to spare to feed its less fortunate
LATKST advices from Europe seem t (
indicate tliat tlio reports of big crop ;
have been exaggerated. Jt is now admit
ted that the harvests have been deftcien
nnd trans-Allantic countries may need i
larger supply of grain from Amoric :
than was expected. This , of course
would mean higher prices and bettoi
times for American /armors.
( iitUAT KUITAIN has called a conference
once on the sugar question to which sev
eral European countries , among then
Spain and Germany , have promised ti
attend. Tins matter to bo discussed is tin
best method to secure the abolition o
bounties and drawbacks on the export o
HUgar. It is the hope of the English government
ernmont to secure the withdrawal of out
side stimulus and thus leave the suga
industry to find ita natural course.
TIIK government is making it morn am
more difllcult for bogus homesteaders ti
acquire lands without living on them am
improving them as the law requires , j
recent dicision of the secretary of the interior
torior has rendered void several fraudu
lent pre-emptions by parties who visile
thuir claims about once in six months tin
thereby tried to obtain full legal title t
them. It is high time that this sort o
robbery should be effectually discouraged
AHB our business men and citizens gen
urally making the necessary preparation
to properly decorate their stores and res
Silences next week ? If not , the matte
fihonld receive immediate attention
There must be nothing cheap or shabb
about the appearance of Omaha when th
thousands of veterans and visitors com
to receive her most hospitable welcome
And it will not bo enough to tell thor
they are welcome ; they must bo give
such ample assurance of it in visible ovi
donees as will challenge their nduiirntioi
and Impress tluin as a delightful mmuor ,
never to bo effaced.
TIIK suggestion of Washington lawyer
that the attorney general should com
/nonce suit against the Pacific railroa
orruptlonlsts , nnd thereby compel Star
ford and his friends to answer all quo :
tions put to them , may have the virtue c
being sound in law , but is not likely t
prove practicable with Mr. Garland a
the head of the department of justice
That olliciiil was among those in the sei
ate who were always the friends of th
railroads , nnd very likely was ot the men
bor to whom the attorneys of the corpor
utions had to "explain things. " The attorney
tornoy general will doubtless let congros
gel the information it desires , if it can d
so , without his help.
TIIEKK will bo several devices in us
next winter , on various railroads , fo
heating thn cars , but quite generally th
Htovo will bo abandoned and the dangi :
of holocausts from this source romovoi
Wn noted a few days ago that the No <
York Central would have a now mctho
of heating , and it is announced that th
1'ennsylvania railroad company will her
its cars by steam. After extended ox
porimiints the company has reached 01
tirely satisfactory results and will equip
number of its passenger trains with th
steam-heating appliances , which it is c :
'pooled will answer the object fully. Dm
ing the tests an interesting discovery wa
made which is said to have suprlsed e :
ports. This was that it would only tak
a pressure of four or five pouuc
of steam from the locomotive t
keep tip uniform heat through a trai
of eight coaches. The argument again :
the use of stenni for heating trains ha
always been that it would too greatly d
nunish the supply needed for the actui
service of the locomotive In drawing tli
train. This has been disproved by tf
' result of the tests , which have been con
plete enough to demonstrate that a loci
motive cau couorato enough stenm I
draw a train and supply the coaches. TI
lamp , which was responsible for Ignitin
the cars at Chattswortii , remains to I
of and must ultimately go , '
Congressman Buttorworlb , of Ohio , is
conducting a campaign in western Can
ada In the interest of his scheme of com *
mcrcial union. The advices are that a
rapid conversion of the Canadian people
to this policy is taking place , nnd that
the annexation party is also growing.
Among those of largo influence who are
fully committed to commercial union is
I'rof. Goldwin Smith , of Toronto. In n
speech delivered at Detroit a few days
ago ho said that what Canada means by
commercial union Is the total aboltitonof
the customs Hue between her and the
United States , perfect free trade In nil
the products of both countries , whether
natural or manufactured , n common
tariff against all other conn *
tries , the revenues to bo _ pooled
nnd equitably divided , filhorics and
biid coasting trade in common , open
waterways and mutual participation In
all commercial facilities and advantages ,
free circulation of c.ipitnl , commercial
enterprise and commercial life from the
border of Mexico to the slioro of Hud
son's bay. Ho also said that ho believed
annexation was best for both countries
nnd sure to come.
This is certainly comprehensive , nnd
coming from a man who has been in the
past one of the most earnest loyalists of
Canada , nntngoni/.ing any and all meas
ures tending to disparage the colonial
relations of tlio Dominion to tint imper
ial government , is a striking departure.
It would seem evident from the conver
sion of I'rofessor Smith , as shown
particularly in his favoring "a
jommon tariff against all other
countries , " together with other
trustworthy facts , that Congressman
Uutterworth has been successful in
arousing a much deoptir interest in his
project among Canadians than among
'iis own countrymen , and that there is
very substantial reason why the uncom
promising loyalists of the Dominion
should regard the progress of the move ,
incut favorable to commercial union ,
with ultimate annexation ns a possible
outcome , with a good deal of solicitude.
mar. could be better qualified than is
the Ohio congressman to present his
scheme in the most favorable light , and
nothing is more certain than that his
campaign will not be barren of results
so far as making an impression upon the
Canadian people is concerned. Ono
campaign , however , will not accomplish
the result ho seeks , for however
clearly ho may demonstrate that
the policy he proposes would
operate to the advantage of the
people of both countries and it un
doubtedly can bo demonstrated thu
special interests in both counties , which
would expect to bo adversely affected by
such an arrangement , will not yield
without a very determined struggle.
While , therefore , commercial union ,
which means absolute free trade , be
tween the United States and Canada is
manifestly making progress in the latter
country , with the American people it
receives hardly n passing attention , and
wo apprehend that Mr. Uutterworth is
destined to find among his own country
men no cheering echo of the enthusiasm
with which his project is received by the
people of Canada. It will ho some years
yet before the federation of tariff pam
pered interests of the United states will
be imablo to effectively oppose a policy
of commercial union that would bring it
competition with any one of them.
A Bagaoallvo Example.
For two years past the city of St. Pau
has been making great efforts to attracl
and promote manufacturing industries
The result has most amply justified the
energy , enterprise , nnd liberal public
spirit devoted to this end. In the las
eighteen months forty-two manufactur
ing establishments have located in tha
city , having a combined capital of nearly
? ! ) ,000,000 and a capacity for omployinj :
over 7,000 people. This generous accrc
lion of invested wealth and of populatior
in so brief a time illustrates what may bi
accomplished by it community thor
oughly alive to its permanent interests
and sufliciently liberal to make expendi
tures wlioro the reasonable assurance :
amount to almost a certainty that sucl
outlaj will in time bo returnee
many times multiplied. The lain
syndicates of St. Paul have gonorouslj
offered the most attractive inducement ;
to manufacturing enterprises , while tin
capitalists of that city have given then
no niggardly support. Such evidence ;
of local confidence had its salutary effec
upon parties seeking a location , and tin
gratifying exhibit made of the growth o
manufacturing at St. Paul in a year am
n half shows the result. The success o
these enterprises will draw others , nnd i' '
would not be surprising if at the end o
the next eighteen months an even largo ;
addition of now establishments cau bi
shown. At all events that city ha. .
secured the substantial nucleus of an in
dustrial system which will certainly develop
volop and probably in time become tlu
most valuable factor in its prosperity
There is n lesson m this example fo
Omaha. Wo have many times urged tin
view that in order to expedite tin
growth of this city and build its prosper
ity on a firm and enduring foundation i
must have manufacturing industries. A
a distinctively commercial city Omah ;
will undoubtedly reach largo proper
tions. Simply as a distributing centre
all the conditions assure n populous' am
wealthy city. Hut it cannot attain tn
full measure of its opportunities uiUi
it shall have acquired a position also as ;
manufacturing coutro , and is able tc
count the secure investment here of mil
lions of capital In industrial enterprise ;
giving employment to thousands of pea
pie. Then Omaha would havi
n source of prosperity and pro
gress which no ordinary con
tingency could afloat and no ordinnr ,
competition disturb. Such enterprises
once rooted , are not readily transplanted
and every year they remain make
stronger the reason for continuing in th
chosen location.
No one who will give intelligent attou
tiou to this matter can have a reasonabl
doubt that Omaha possesses advantage
for many kinds of manufacturing ontet
prises , and that these are very sure to bi
enlarged in the future , as the conntr ;
tributary to this city grows and become
developed. Wo indicated In a rcccn
reference to this subject how the raw inn
terlals handled by the packing house
could bo converted into manufacture pro
ducts that would furnlnh a solid basis fo
scores ot factories and. glr
employment to thousands of moi
while woolen and flouring mills wouli
undoubtedly prosper here. There ar
other industries , the products of which
are la steady nnd growing demand in
this section , which could bo profitably
carried on in Omaha. But our advantage
need to bo intelligently and persistently
presented , anil to bo supported by such
enterprise , liberality and public spirit on
the part of our capitalists and business
men as will bo an assurance of their con
fidence in the future of the city. It is
this that has given St. Paul its generous
growth in manufactures during the past
year and n half , and it is quite as neces
sary hero as there. Great results > nro to
be achieved only by great effort , nnd in
this matter other communities are not idle.
Omaha's progress towards the position of
a great industrial centra must depend
largely upon the energy nnd liberality of
her citizens in pushing her claims and
extending inducements to manufactur
ing enterprises to locate here.
Hasoall Playing Ignoramus. .
Councilman Ilascall can bo very stupid
nnd ignorant when it suits him to play
ignoramus. He pretends to bo puzzled
as to what is the legal and proper course
for the council to pursue in letting the
oflicial advertising. After Lowry's reso
lution to award the printing to the Her
ald failed to connect , Hascall asked the
city attorney to formulate an advertise
ment inviting new bids. The idea of
Hascall , chairman of the judiciary com
mittee , who knows moro charier law in
one day limn Webster does In n month ,
asking the city attorney's tulvico ! lias-
call knows well enough that the council
has the right under last year's contract
with the UIB : to continue official publica
tions in it at ttio old rales until a new
contract shall Lo legally let. Ho knows
that Judge Wakoley , in the late injunc
tion suit , gave the council ample time to
invite now bids and let the contract to the
lowest bidder as the law requires. The
time was allowed to expire without ac
tion t/y the council. Hascall knows that
the charter does not require n newspaper
advertisement inviting bids for city ad-
vcrtising.but simply a proper notice by the
city clerk lo each of the four Omaha
dailies. This notice is merely to stale
under what conditions competition is in
vited and the time when the contract is
to expire. That limit is fixed by the
charter to the end o' the fiscal year in
January next.
All this was known to Ilascall long be
fore Lowry introduced the resolution
w liich hid been cooked up in some card-
room by Chang Mornsscy , Eng Roth-
acker , and their warm admirers of the
Why has Ilascall purposely ignored the
provisions of the city's contract wilh ihc
Bii3 : ? Why has he and his followers per
sisted in placing the city advertising at
the same price in papers that are known
to have less than one-fifth of the BKE'S
circulation in the city ? Simply because
the DUE will "not bond tlio pregnant
hinges of the knee , that thrift may follow
fawning ; " because the Bui : refuses to
support Uascall's starvation policy in
dealing with the police ; because this
time , as always heretofore , the BKE
prefers to exercise its independence re
gardless of patronage , and will not barter
tor its honest convictions ot law anil
right for any favors which city councils
have the power to bestow.
The BEE cares not n fig for the city ad
vertising. Each of several business firm !
in Omaha pay moro to the BEI ; for ad
vertising in any three months than th (
city has over paid in a year , and that too
at moro than 00 per cent , above the rates
paid by the city. But we insist that the
council shall carry out the letter am
spirit of the law in this as in all othei
matters that touch the pocket of the tax
payer , _ _ _ _ _ _
Omaha as n Meat-Panklng Centre.
Thirty years ago Cincinnati was knowi
the world over as the Porkopolis o
America. To the great pork-produc
market , moro than any other agency
Cincinnati is indebted for her commer
cial growth and supremacy in the Ohi <
Valley. Within the past fifteen years tin
centre of the pork-packing industry hai
been transferred to Chicago. That it ii
not permanently located lias been act
milled by the leading men enjragoi
in the industry. The natural tendcne.v
Inis been and continues westward to tin
Missouri Valley which has become am
always will remain Iho corn-raising am
meat-produciiiK centre of the continent
In following the law of natural selcc
lion , the leading meat packers of Americ :
have found Omaha to bo .the location o
all others destined to become and rcmaii
the greal Porkopolis of the future. Stir
rounded by the most fertile corn bolt 01
the globe , and admirably suited by reasut
of a temperate and yetsufliciontly variet
climate to the wants of the stock-fcedc
and caltle-brccder , Omaha's claims tc
supremacy us a live stock market an
recognized and appreciated.
The drift of the catlle king
nnd packing syndicates has se
toward Omaha , and the permanent
manont transfer from oilier cities ti
this center is rapidly progressing. Tha
fact has atlracled attention at Chicago
and her leading papers have been compelled
polled to comment upon the impondlnt
magnitude of Omaha as the greates
stock market of the west. The Chicagi
Tribune , in its issue of Wednesday morn
i" . I > ny3 Omaha the high coniplimon
of being in a fair way of suporseiUn )
Chicago as a hog market , and make
predictions which are in accord with tin
views of men who have already stakci
their fortunes on the future greatness o
this city.
Ouu reporters are accuse d by the lie
publican of "sneaking around" its press
room at 4 o'clock in the morning in hop
of gettiug hold of a copy of that sheet ii
time to save themselves from beiuj
"scooped. " This is indeed the unkindcs
cut of all. It is by all odds the mcancs
thing our antique conlomporary has eve
said about anybody connected with thi
paper. To call an editor or reporter ;
knave is enough to rile his temper , bu
to call him a fool is simply exasperating
The idea of stealing news from the lie
publican ! You might as well accus
Jim Stephenson ot trying to steal a rid
from Tom Murray. Every boy in Omah
knows that the Repullicnn occupies th
same relation to a live newspaper that :
"pralrio schooner" drawn by an ox-lean
does to a lightning express train.
CIIANQ MounissEV slopped over a llttli
too soon when he announced with :
grand flourish of trumpets that thi
Ilemld had been "unexpectedly" des
Ignatcd as the ofllcUl paper by the conn
oil and extends to thut body the thank
of that paper. "Unexpectedly1 ! Indeed
M 4 . o'clock Tuesday afternooi
Chang Morrlssoy's running male , Eng
Rothackcr , told parties on the streets
that the city printing mtuldlo would take
a now turn , nnd the Herald would bo
mndo the oflicial paper last night with
out a bid. So it was not altogether un
expected , w as itt '
But the most ridiculous feature of this
jubilation Is that the clique which bad
cotton up this plot was not able to de
liver the goods. Mr. Lowry's resolution
to ratify this star-chamber job was not
supported by the usual combine nnd the
petty conspiracy fell under the table.
SOME one ought to taKO A ttuffod club
nnd pound & little common sense into the
genius who guides the Itcpublican. It
says :
The proposition to have the pollen take
possession ot the streets adjacent to fires and
fence them off with ropes , Is an uncalled for
display of brief authority. No serious harm has
over resulted In this city from citizens
crowdinc around to witness a fire. The po-
llre with their patrol wagon and ropes , their
clubs and stupidity , will do more harm , and
Injure moio live , than the curious public , If
let alone. Better keep the police away , Mr.
Broatch. .
Such exhibitions of ignorance of police
regulations In all large cities , and malice
toward the chief of police only shows to
what extent some people cau go m doing
dirty work for political pap. If Seavcy
was the pot of the council clique , his
conduct and that of the police would
have been applauded ,
IT is reported llmt Receiver Armstrong ,
of the late Fidelity bank , of Cincinnati ,
is preparing cases to hold the directors of
that Institution responsible for the losses
to the depositors. That these oflicials be
trayed their trusts by neglect , in falling
to personally inspect the > vork of the
active ollicials of the bank , there is no
doubt. Their prompt conviction and
compulsory payment of depositors
would prove a salutary lesson to their
thousands of brethren throughout the
country who simply act as figureheads
in financial institutions.
Youxa AMEKICA. will not bo outdone
by ils falhors. A nineteen-year-old bank
clerk at Saco , Me. , has gone lo Canada
with over a quarter of a million of the
institution's funds. His appearance in
Montreal will probably cause the gray-
headed boodlcrs to regret f hat they had
not improved their opportunities when
they were youne and could thus enjoy
the benefits of their "financiering" dur
ing manhood's prime.
Itamle fibre for yam Is to be made in Pitts-
bur * .
Now England Is nearly free from labor
A niate-glnss faclory Is projected at Phll-
fpsburg , Pa.
Now and largo Iron works will soon start
at Unlontown , Pa.
Thirteen per cent , of the beer consumed lu
England is adulterated.
The lanners of Hie United States will meet
at Saratoga on September 7.
Shoo manufacturers and machine lastlnp
not so profitable as hand lasting.
Alvan Clark , the Boston telescope maker ,
was originally a calico engraver.
The makers of base ball goods have been
driven this season to their utmost capacity/
The pressed ware and lamp chlmnoy fac
tories of tno country will all be tunning this
There Is a xrcat and Increasing demand
for small houses in southern manufacturing
Boilermakers are quite busy all over the
country , and machine-shop labor Is in active
The coal trade Is very dull In West Vir
ginia , and the miners are eating up their
Up to Aueust 26 only 18,754 waz6 workers
had struck , ot whom 3,000 were Youugslown
Southern cotton mills are adopting elec
tricity , and find It cheaper and more service
able than pas.
Sixty Belgians have fust arrived at the
Tarentum , Pa. , plate-glass works , whore
there Is a strike. #
The Indiana coal operators refuse to pay
their miners , according to the
laws of the state.
Large purchases of coal lands are belli ; ;
made In western Pennsylvania despite the
natural gas crarc.
A New York railroad company will ex
pend SOOO.QOO in Introducing a now system of
steam-heating for cars.
A great many shoo manufacturers are
going up into Now Hampshire. Farmer
boj s are picking up the trade.
Where It Should Go ,
Keie York Wurltl.
The treasury Is still engaged In figuring out
a "profit to the government" In paying a pre
mium for uumatured bonds. Tim peopli
prefer to make their own profits from money
not needed for the expenses of the govern
ment. It will then go to the men who earn It.
In Clover Once More.
St. Paul Plainer Prca.
The notorious "Doc" Wilson has again
turned up at Providence , H. I. , with about
STO.OCO In his possession , nnd a good many
newspapers are talking about the "mystery"
of Wilson's wealth. It will undoubtedly be
discovered that ' 'Doc" runs a roulotle wheeler
or a poker den. That Is probably all tlie
"mystery" there i about the man.
Ho Is Not CoriHtruCtcd That Way.
Kcie Yoili World.
Jay Could has yet time to reform. The
American ! ! are the most forgiving people In
the world , and it Is a pity a real pity that
he will not turn overanewluaf. so that when
ho departs to render his' ' account btiloro tlial
tribunal which all his arts are powerless to
piojudlce ho will leave to his family not only
his millions but a respected name.
The CnTAlior.
John Ertitat McCann , A Kern J'orfc World.
In many bosoms my true sword hath bean ;
In many lands I've watched the dying day ;
In many lauds drank aniou and tokay.
And many women lUJeu : , both stout and
lean. i
Pve fought for king and country and the
queen ; >
To gain my ends Pve found or made a
Nor have I sought or shirked a bloody fraj
Since the sod and heaven 1 was cast between ,
And yet you see the hot tears In my eyes I
For 1 have loved the fairest of her sex ,
And have been loved by her , O God
1 dreamed I walked through fields to Para
Until 1 saw two kiss each other's necks
( She's dead , he's dying ) back there In
Seville I
A Criminal Coterie.
St. ftjul Pioneer I'reu.
The writer in the railway Age who charge-
the public , by its reckless demand for low
railroad rates at any sacrifice , with responsi
bility for such railway accidents as the liorrl-
ble affair at Chatswortu , Is unfortunate In
the choice of uU Illustration. Ao wo have
already polo tad out , Uiere It a responsibility
for that affair which reaches beyond that of
the engineer or the division superintendent.
But It colon M not to the public , not to the
people who wanted to go from Interior Illi
nois to Niagara nnd return for 87.50 , but to
tlio whole cotorlo of railway wreckers who
made It necessary for'n railroad to bo run on
the cheapest plan , nnd to solicit patronage by
bidding for a low rate business at the cost ot
proper care In construction nnd operation.
Nebraska Jottings.
Prairie chickens are ripe nnd ready for
the slaughter.
A camp nicotine at Auburn last Sun
day was attended by 2oOO persons.
The state veterinarians slaughtered
three glandcrcd horses at Stella last
The teachers of Brown county have
formed an association for mutual profit
nnd correction.
The straight republicans of Hitchcock
county arc credited with a victory over
opposing factions.
Rev. Augustus Broadhcad , brother of
Mrs. C. H. VanWyck , died in Canada re
cently , lie labored as a missionary for
seventeen years in India.
Lebanon , sweet Lebanon , is the poctio
name of n new town on a u. & M. branch
west ot Orleans , wlioro the towusito com
pany is working up a brisk demand for
Two freight trains came together ou
the Rock Island road , near Beatrice.
Monday , nnd several cars were turned
into kindling wood for the benefit of
neighboring settlers. The engines were
laid up for repairs.
Base ball has received a stiffening blow
at Long Pino. Archie Teokler , a ten-
year-old champion lly catcher , is down
with paralysis , duo to over-exertion in
behalf of science. The painful assur
ance is given to his nlllicted parents that
"ho will be sadly missed from the nine. "
The young Hchts of the drama In
Beatrice aaro preparing to devour and
digest "The Last Loaf7' 'next Saturday
ovoninc. It will bo a typical "dry" meal.
Friends of Iho unfortunates are making
charitable cllbrts lo allay the fears of i
"poor" house.
A Broken Bow clergyman has gene to
Norway for the solo purpose of perform
ing n marriage ceremony. Norway is
located in the unorganized wilderness ,
scvonty-livo miles from Broken Bow ,
nnd the event is made interesting by a
desire to learn the si/.o of liis fee and the
togs of the "beautiful and accomplished
bride. "
The heroine of Chndron is Mrs. Botts.
With an aching revolver she mounted
guard on the IhreshholJ of her homo and
sent a bullet through Iwo men who at-
lempled lo disturb the sanctity of her
hearth. The coroner sat on the remains
while public opinion and the sheriff sur
round the shootist with a halo of glogr
and cheer.
W. 11. Reiner , formerly proprietor of
the Pncilio house in Beatrice , and now a
resident of Fairbury , was one of the ex
cursionists who went down in the hid
eous Chatsworth wreck. The concussion
knocked him insensible , and placed a
trade murk over his left eye. Ho thanks
his lucky star on escaping wilh such
aliclit injuries.
Hastings is again opening her arms
and pocketbook to receive the Missouri
Pacific. The donation of $00,000 last
summer is to bo supplemented with
another purse of ! ? 30,000 , which will
Kecuro the building of the road this fall.
The simplicity and enthusiasm of the
residents as they stand and deliver to the
corporation , is a picture that would
swell the heart of a Bierstadt ton fold.
The State Line Leader , published at
Lemox , by Brown & McCrystal. is out in
its swaddling clothes. The mental and
physical condition of the editor is in
tensely painful , and ho undertakes the
job of enlightening the border settlers of
two states with ns much cheer and thank
fulness as a convict takes a life sentence.
Here is a model introductory salute :
"In taking up the editorial quill we
would say lo our patrons and to Iho pub
lic generally that wo feel the weight of
a great responsibility resting upon us in
taking charge of a newspaper. "
A lull blown journalist , heart and
fancy free , has settled down in South
Sioux City with the single object of lay
ing up a store of gold galare , or green
backs. It may be interesting to the mar
riageable damsels of the neighborhood to
know that he has an unconquerable
weakness for the dusky maidens of the
reservation , and daring a recent tour
among the teepees in search of cash sub
scriptions , he stumbled against two dark-
oycil lliawnthas robed in flowing scarlet
blaukels. Ho was smitten at first sight ,
ana heaved a mighty sigh for a chunk
of the Utah plan that would
seal them lo his throbbing
heart , ( trowing conlidentiul and familiar
he look them to tlio lair of Iho while
man , where the foundation of n "future
great" was being laid , and while they
gazed ninn/.od at the overturning wilder-
nes , ho hurried inlo a convenient board
ing house , gulped down a meal in peace
ful Hinglonuss .and returned wilh a puirof
second hand loolhpicks for Ins charmers.
The day was one of unalloyed cmptyposs
and dreamy ice cream for the ladies of
the reserve , and they trudged homeward
as night approached heap full of wind
The Congregationalists of Crcston will
invest $6,000 in a church.
Saloon keepers in Carroll county are
being filled with injunctions without
Thrashing at Ilumboldt shows the
wheat crop to bo an average , and oats a
little more than an average.
Five all-round toughs grew weary of
the grub and confinement in the Sioux
City jail , whilllcrt a hole in the roof and
George Kuphal , an indicted thief at
Davenport , who induced .some acquain
tances to put up ? 100 for bio appearance
and skipped out , has been recaptured
and julled.
Alfred Burns , a young man twenty-
three years of ago , living near Musca-
tine , while suffering from melancholia ,
took a dosiof slrychnine and ended his
earthly career.
Dubuque prohibitionists having secured
injunctions against suven saloons , have
begun proceedings against thirty-seven
othern , ami tlio onsc.s will come up before
Ihe dislrict court. The saloon keepers
nro becoming uneasy.
A passenger who came in on n night
train nt IJavcnport was robbed of if 13
Saturday night while on the way from
the depot to the residence of his wife's
parents. Two men held him while Iho
third went through his pockels.
Examination Into the Imuncial affairs
of August Warnebold , who committed
suicide in a cemetery at Davenport ,
shows that he was badly involved.
Claims against his cstalo amount to
about $105,000. This is supposed to have
been the cause of his suicide.
Mrs. Anna M. Shannon has sued the
Davenport brothers , liquor dealers of Lo
Claire , for $5,000 damages in depriving
her of the support and comfort of a hus
band. Slio declares that they filled him
fo overflowing on last Christmas night ,
and during the. bewildering pleasures
following ho walked into the Mississippi
river and was lost to sight evermore.
Deuel county will harvest a largo crop
of sheep.
A now linseed oil null has started up
in Yankion.
Watortown's new opera hou o will bo
bo completed and opened next month.
The corn crop in Brooking ? county is
rojMjrted very largo and oul of Iho way
of the frost.
Improvements have begun on the boa-
vent building nt Yankton , nnd within
trto years , says the Press nnd Dakoln-
tan , n grand cathedral will have been
The division commission which met at
Fargo Saturday , Issued n call for n divi
sion convention nt Fargo October 4 , each
county In north Dakota to bo allowed one
delegate for each COO votes cast for dele
gate last year.
Work on the Chicago & Northwestern
extension west of Faulkton has been
temporarily discontinued on account of
the scarcity of iron. ' .Iho track. Is now
ironed to the Poller county line , twenty-
five miles west of Faulkton.
IV yarning.
The territorial teachers' institute is in
session nt Larnmlo.
' The university building nt Laramlo is
lit with electricity.
A street car company hns been organ
ized in Larnmio.with a capital of 1100,000.
The Burlington extension is being
rusliod to Cheyenne at the rate of three
miles a day.
Grasshoppers have invaded 'the Deer
Creek country , nnd are untiring in their
cflorta to gather the vegetable crop.
Laramlo has decided to postpone the
sale of sewer bonds , having been assured
by eastern dealers that the market Is
glutlcd with that class of goods.
Cheyenne has been tickled with the
old moss covered chestnut which the B.
< V M. has peddled In various towns that
big shops will bo erected there , and em
ployment given to 400 workingmou.
The firm of Brown & Kennedy , ditch
diggers in the Goshcn Hob , is dissolved ,
Kennedy gobbled up the funds , about
$1,200 , and Brown secured n large volume
of experience with n slicK and conlldeu-
tlul easterner. Kennedy is twcnty-
oifrht years of ago , and hails from the
Cily of Brotherly Love of lucre.
Ijntcst I-'nctH Cnnocriilni ; the Motor
and Motropolttnn Hands.
The power house of the Cable Tramway
company is now almost completed , the
front of the immense building being fin
ished , and a force of workmen being em
ployed upon the roof. The motive ma
chinery will be placed in position as soon
as possible.
Mr. L. B. Williams , who has been in
the cast , returned yesterday and re
ports that there need be no more delay
on account of the scarcity of rails , of
which hn has secured n supply with
which to complete the portion of Iho
road which Ihe company intends to
have in operation before the advent of
winter. This includes Tenth , Dodge ,
Twentieth south of Dodge , Harncy to
Tenth , and thence to the depot.
Yesterday in a conversation with Sec
retary Goodrich , a BEE reporter as
certained lliat no serious delay was ap
prehended because of Jim Slcphcnson's
opposition which , some time ago , was
carried to the courts. As Mr. Goodrich
understood it , all that the ruling of the
court required was that Mr. Stephenson's
business should in no way bo
interfered with. Ho thought the track
could bo laid in front of Mr.
Stophcnson's barn in a manner to satisfy
that gentleman , oven if the work had to
bo done nt night. Ono of the curves re
quired to connect Tenth street with liar-
noy haJ already arrived , and when the
other reached here , both would bo put
in place.
1. L. Underwood Is now In Now York ,
and , though no definite assurance of the
fact has reached here , it is thought ho
.has by this time contracted for Iho con
struction of the Metropolitan cable line
to Dundee place.
Colonel Groat's .Description of tlio
Wlhl West Show In London.
"There is a great deal of misapprehen
sion among the people of this country in
regard to the relation of Butlulo Bill's
wild west show to the American exhibi
tion now running in London , " said Col
onel P. 11. Great , of Ihe Northern Pacific
who has rcconlly returned from London ,
to a St. Paul Globe reporter. "Tho fact
is that the wild west show is but n small
part of the exhibition.
"Tho exhibition , " he continued , "com
prises three main departments , covering
in all twenty-three and ono-half acres at
Earl's Court , London , S. W. The first
division consists of the main building
nnd the annexes , which contain the art
gallery nnd the rcslaurant.
The main building is 1,20' ) feet long and
210 wide. The second section of the ex
hibition consists of Buffalo Bill's "Wild
W oft , " nnd tha third section comprises
the ornamental gardens and pleasure
gtounds covering about twelve acres.
Here are found among other things , a
switch back railway and a tobogganing
slide , covering 10,000 square feel.
"Although but a part of the exhibition ,
the "Wild West" seems to have tauen
London by storm , and the mammoth
grand stand , with a capacity of 20,000 , is
often filled. The arena wherein the.
"Wild West" is so realistically rendered
is nearly one-third of a mile in circum
ference , and the canvas depicting Rocky
mountain scenes which surrounds it ,
gives the observer from the grand stand
a prairie view , nnd in the tar distance the
lofly mountains. Near the entrance from
the Karl's Court stalion is the "corral , "
or inclosure in which are confined the
buffaloes , elk , deer and slcers. Here
under the sway of Ogelasa , or Rod Shirt ,
are the teuees of the Indians of the
Sjouv , Arapahoe , Uheyonno , lirulo ,
Sioux , Shosnono and Ognlalla tribes.
Some idea of the scale on which Buffalo
Bill's show is conducted may be derived
from the statement that it embraces
and -17 camp tents , 7 wagons , besides the
famous Dcndwood coach ; lti horses , 13
mules , 0 elk , 2 doer , 10 steers and 10
buffaloes. The staff numbers nearly 150
individuals , nnd the Indians over 100. In
addition to hundreds of genuine Mexican
anil Indian saddles there are revolvers ,
bowie-knives , sabers , Indian trophies of
war , bonnets , war shirts , bows and
arrows , lances , war clubs , shioles and
scalps complete Buffalo Bill's picture of
Western lifo.
An Knglish paper speaks as follows of
one of the distinctively American features
on exhibition : "But what would un
American exhibition be without an
American bar ? Now we are bound lo
admit that the importance of this grand
institution has been duly borne in mind
by Messrs. liartratn & Co. , the refresh
ment contractors. The occasion is a
momontiioiis one. It is the first exclu
sively American exhibition held in
Europe j Iho eyes of the universe
are upon it , and Charley Paul and his
nimble-handed confederates have re
solved that their department , at any rate ,
shall not give occasion for sneering to
the ungenerous. Just look at "Whut'll
you drink ! " Iho almanac of drinks.long
and short dispensed here , wherein you
will find a distinct drink for each and
every day throughout the year , the por-
teuton * list , moreover , being compiled
and arranged in strict accord with the
seasons. Hard lo please indeed must be
he whose taste can not be hit off hero tea
a nicety. Noggs , slings , cocktails , cob
blers , skins , twists , ii//.es , swiz/.les , flashes
of lightning , sours nnd ticklers- what
more do you want ia the way of liquor-
inir up ? "
The daily atlcndanco nt the exhibition
is from 20,000 to 30.000 , and on what is
known as Bank Holiday , August 1 , the
attendance reached over 70,000. The
grounds are reached by numerous rail
way * , and a ticket from any slnlion , not
lee dintant , entitles the purchaser to
transportation and admission to the
whole exhibition , inuluding the 'Wild
Wcit , ' can bu purchabcd tor one sliil-
linn. "
A Foul Ceflipool at Fourteenth and
Iicnvcnwnrth Htrcctn ,
An Insufferable nuisance oxlsls at the
corner of Fourteenth nml LeaVeuworth
slreota , which if allowed to continue
much longer must inevitably breed dis
ease , contagion nnd death. It is a la-
niontnblo commcnlary upon the sanitary
regulations of the city of Omnhn.nud
clearly exemplifies the necessity of per
fecting this part of the munic
ipal government. A BKK reporter
happening that way yesterday was
fairly lilted from his feet by
the stench that creeled his nostrils ,
nnd realizing that the health and spirits
of a largo portion of the community was
being jeopardized , bcpnn n little explor
ation on his own hook. The building is
K four-story brlok tenotnont , occupied ou
the ground floor by n green grocery
store , saloon and machine shop , nnd the
three upper storioa by private families-
who cook , oat and sleep within the so
crowded precincts. In the basement
below there is n connection , by vitrified
sewer pipe with Iho city sewerage , which i *
contrary to ordinance M 'JO , tlio same hav
ing evidently been put in before said or
dinance went into effect , and in consequence
quence the inspector of plumbing has no
jurisdiction , However , ho was noti
fied and in company with the reporter ,
returned to the Inuldinir and made n
thorough investigation , finding that this
vitrified pipingcxtondsiooponings Which
receive the excrement , refuse and filth
discharged through a scries of tin pipes
leading from the fiats above , creating n
nnisomg and poisonous cesspool in the
basement. There tire several of these
novious openings , also a largo stnndplpu
ten feel above llie. level of die basement
to the sewer nnd uncovered nl the top.
The area way loading from the base
ment ui > Ihrough the building , and to
which doors and windows open from the
several Hats , constitute a nhnft for llto
partial escape of the foul nnd mophUic
emanations from Ihe cess-pool below ,
vitiatiutr the atmosphere for a square
around , and undoubtedly sowing the
seeds of sickness nud pestilence. Thu
nrenwa.y on Fourteenth street immedi-
ntt'ly under the sidewalk is nothinir but a
series of vaults and dumps for filth nnd
refuse of all kinds anil descriptions ,
the ollluvia frum which , welling
up in sull'ocatlng volumes through
the iron irrntitigs and gaping cracks in
Ihe boardwalk at all times is sufficient
to paralyze a horse. Ma > or Broateh was
called upon and he gave the inspector "
orders to take a policeman to the scene
of the nuisance and have him examine
and report upon the same without delay.
This was done , the inspector notifying
Ainscow to make proper connection
with tlio sewer immediately , and the
mayor will call a special meeting of the
sanitary board , in order that immediate
steps may be taken to insure an early
abolishment of this intolerable nuisance.
The Presbyterian church society will
hold a meeting to-day to decide when
llioy shall give their next sociable.
The grading of Q .street in the Third
ward is being curried on : is rapidly ns
Die wcalhei will permit.
F. D. Ynlch , who has been ill for some
lime , is now up and nllending lo his bus
Hatcher & Co. . have in Ihe past few
dav.s made n sale of lots which aggregate
f 1,1(0,1. ( ,
A now bakery is being put up on
Twenty-sixth street.
Five new store buildings will bo erected
in the Third ward , between Twenty-
seventh nnd Thirtieth streets on O street.
Silver & Bnyluss are erecting two cot
tages on the corner of Twenty-sixth nnd
K streets.
L. Simpson , the N street watchmaker ,
has his now $300 Venetian regulator in
perfect running order.
Harry Carpenter had his ankle sprained
yesterday by the fall of a horse which ho
was riding.
W. A. Potter , of the Globe clothing
house , has gene to Oakland , la. , on n
Ground is being broken in the Third
ward for the erection of a now Catholic
school house.
Working teams are in demand by all
the contractors.
Dr. Slaybaugh , of Portego Valley , O. ,
was in the city.
G. C. Tromplo , n resident of Newton ,
la. , is to secure a location for a new boot
and shoo store.
Real cslate sales arc picking up ,
Congressman McShuno took in the
city ycsterpay.
A gasoline explosion occurred in a sa
loon on the corner of N and Twenty-
sixth street Tuesday night.
A meeting was held Tuesday night in
the Methodist church for the purpose of
urgani/.ing a nrolubition club. A few
speeuhes wore delivered and a club was
Thu Molor line railway is now an as
sured fact. The engineers completed
the work of laying off tlio route and this
morning the men uegan working on the
construction. The company expel to
have the cars running In about sixty
A dog fight occurred in town yes
terday. Such a thing has happened
hero before , but there was a sequel to
this light in the shape of another be
tween the owner of one dog and the
spectators , which was sonielhing out of
the usual run. A lady , wuil known to
the citizens , was the owner
of one of the belligerent
canines , a white poodle , and
was walkinu down town when her pet
was set upon by a small dog which is
noted for his ability as a "scrapper. " The
poodle was worsted and the owner at
tacked a couple of men , whom she sup r
posed to be tin : owners of the other dog ,
and after giving vent to her feelings with
Koino emphatic language , proceeded to
juggle soda water bolttles , and soon had
the street to herself. She then called on
on Judge Reuiher and asked to have a
warrant issued for the arrest of the dog.
The judge assured her that the legisla
tors had us yet failed to provide a statulo
by which a dot ; could bo arrested , but
he could issue n warrant for the owner.
As the woman could not find the owner
she contented herself by calling on a
merchant and giving him a "piuco of her
mind. "
An attempt to shuffle off this mortal
coil was made Tuesday by William
Divon , the man whose wife ran oil * and
left him some weeks ago. This is by no
means the first time lie has tried the net ,
but it came nearer causing his spirit to
lly than any previous ellbrt. The route
ho expected to travel was what is
known as the "nncsthetip line" and his
credentials were a solution of Morphine
and whisky. A physician nud stomach
puini ) brought him buck from the golden
gates and he is troubled by the reulllies
of earth otico more. His friends have
become tired of his notions and will lot
his spirit take the upward Ilight and ex
plore the great beyond the next time.
Coal $1 I'er Ton.
A gentleman arrived in town , \cstorday
from North Nebraska , and vouchsafed lo
a BKK reporter the Information that an
excellent vein of coal had been discov
ered nt Poncn , and that It was being
worked in a modest way , the prospectors
having laKcn oul in one day as many as
lliree tons. He claimed the matter wrs
being kept as secret as possi
ble , nnd thai the principal owner
of the ground on which the shaft httd
been was Rufus Prultl's , the present sex-
Ion ot Pro-tpeut Hill cemetery. Therein
it is claimed is twenty-seven Inches in
thicKiions , and underlies an equal thick
ness of slate. The coal , it is claimed.
finds n ready market at $1 per ton , and
stops are now being lakon to form n com
pany to work the win for all it is worth.