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THE "American party" Is a misnomer
It should have been the "crank" party.
IT la ono thing to control the ninchiner ;
of a party und another to secure the en
dorsement of the people.
THE aobcr , second thouuht of th
press generally seems tending to the con
elusion that the Chicago anarchists mua
Tiruiti : is some ground to suspect thn
3\Ir. Kvarta Is In training as n "darl
liorse" for the next prcsulcnthil cam
paign. _ .
GENKIIAL lloacu A. PIIYOK , who I
nothing If not conspicuous at sonsationn
trials , la sold to have taken the case of tu
condemned anarchists at Chicago. Thi
will help him to keep his name before th
country , but It will not help the anarcli
SAM RANDALL is now called the Moph
istopliole.s or the democratic party. Hi
fellow democrats accuse him of plot
that are well nigh bottomless in thei
profundity. Ho is supposed to have beoi
nt the bottom of Morrison's recent defeat
feat by Baker. The breach between tin
two factions is widening.
THE drought In /hfloront parts of th <
west has not beo'n wholly without it
good features. Many farmers have beoi
compelled to sink deep walls , which wil
bo found cheaper than relying on spring
nnd streams that fail in dry weather
1 ho Hessian ily and the army worm ar
nlso said to have been destroyed to
considerable extent by the absence c
rain ,
WHILE the whole corn crop ot th
country is this year estimated to bo lea
than last year's by about 180,000,00
bushels , Nebraska shows un increase eve
last year of about 0,000,000. The whol
crop is estimated nt 111.000,000 bushels
Thus while the rest of the country hn
experienced a check our young stat
continues on in its path of prosperity uc
IF the motives of men in publio mat
tera were always transparent , what
happy time wo might all have. Yet man
newspapers have become popular by pui
eulng a uolioy of exposing the true ir
wardncss of things , "let the chips fa !
where they may. " The fact that the BK
haa for sixteen years "hewn to the line
is ono great element of its success an
strength with the people.
THE press of this state will soon b
found discussing the political railroa
lawyer as vigorously ns during th
Btormy days of ' 70. * As a matter of pas
time the Lincoln Democrat is dlscussin
the subject at this early day. It cor
eludes : "If a democratic railroad law
for is to bo trusted in politics wo ar
estopped from distrusting the ropublica
railroad lawyer a conclusion so uttorl
absurd as to stop the discussion. "
THE publio will hear with gratification
on the authority of Suporintoudcn
James , that the schools of the city are I
excellent condition , and that the provi
Bions making for the further accommoda
tion of pupils will bo pushed so thataftc
the 1st of October all cause of complait
will bo removed. It is nlso agreeable t
hoar from the same source such commoi
datlon of the additions to the corps c
teachers as will assure the publio that th
work of the schools will bo elllcicntl
carried on. The school system of Ouiah
stands well , and the results of the pro
out year are reasonably expected to she
an advuuco in all respects , *
THE indignant pulse of the ropublicn
party of this county has certainly bee
felt on lower Douglas street. Gra\
blunders , however , are not easily patchc
up. In reference to the action of tl
contra ! committee Saturday the Jlepttbl
can has this to say : "If it shall dovelc
that any largo number of republicans d
Biro a convention to select delegates !
the usual way , then a convention shoul
certainly bo hold , and wo have no doul
the committee will so hold and act. Tlu
. , Will , however , bo influenced in whatovi
' /thoy do by the ascertained wishes of tl
. ' body of the party in the county. " 1st )
' it a little bit late to bo talking about "tl
ascertained wishes of the body of tl
party in the county ! ' . ' Along about N
Yeiubor 8 these "ascertained wishes'1 ml
tartlo.tho would-be usurpers.
Crocker' * Cool Sunuentlon.
The Pacific Uallroad commission , in lit
examination into the affairs of the Con-
ral and Southern Pacific roadyesterday ,
directed a few loading questions to Mr.
Crocker. The latter did "not think il
air , with his physically Impaired memory -
ory , to bo examined against the books ol
ho companv which are and must be
right. " Yet , "If any person nskod to sec
the books ho would toll him it was none
of Jiis business.1' Ho suggested
that the government might
very properly grant the road
a hundred and fifty years in which tc
pay the debt. This is good. Such an
ict would exempt the present ownon
from all anxiety growing out of an in
vestigation of their peculiar methods
future owners would assume all rospon
f Ibillty , and by this means t.c ! approved
methods now so popular with the man
agers of these roads could pursue the
oven tenor of their way. If they cannot
wreck the road to their individual profll
during the remainder of their lives , the ]
can very nearly approximate that end.
Mr. Crocker's memory may bo physl
cally Impaired , as ho says , but it must be
conceded tha't ho has yet a great milk
for originating plans which will insure
safe-keeping to the plunder alroadj
Bnttlo In Now York.
There is no point on the political chcsi
board as it Is arranged at present whici
s commanding more intoreat than thai
occupied by the labor party , or more cor
rectly parlies , in New York , for then
are two organizations , the ono of whici
Henry George is the leader and the othoi
composed of the socialists who havi
taken the title of the progressive laboi
party. Both are engaged in vigoroui
campaign work , the former being
especially active. The effect of the effort ;
of the united labor party will bo felt b ]
the two political parties , and the move-
monts.of that party are consequently oi
leading interest and importance. The
efforts of the socialists are boinf
directed to weakening the influence o
the regular labor party , and in this thoj
nro supposed to have the advantage o
the counsel and the substantial assistant
of the democracy. It is clearly recog
nixed that the contest between the polit
ical parties in Now York .this fall will bi
largely determined by the number o
votes which the labor movement shal
draw from them. "
This keeps the political eye wide opei
to mark every step in the progress of thi
movement , and computation active in thj
effort to licuro out probable results
The basis of computation , so fa
as New York city is concorneel
which is the arena of the content beyoni
which the politicians are cot greatly concerned
corned , is the vote of 03,000 received b :
Henry George last year. Will ho receive
an equally largo vote this year , and i
not to what nxtont will it bo reduced !
Investigation has shown that of the voti
of last year the socialists supplied ncarlj
10,000 , while Irving Hall democrats arc estimated
timatod to have furnished about 0,000. Thi
latter , certainly can bo omitted from anj
estimate for George , and if it bo assumoe
that ho will bo deserted by the entire so
cialist element , that would leave the
united labor party with a .presumabh
strength at present in New York citj
of about 40,000. It is not bo
liovcd , however , by so well
informed a judge as Mr. John Swlntou
to bo so great as this. This oloso am
deeply interested observer of the move
merits of labor estimates that the offec
of the socialist defection will bo mucl
greater upon the George vote than is in
dicatcd by the figures given as the so
cialist vote last year , and ho cites numer
ous other reasons for the opinion that tin
support of George in Now York city thi
year is likely to prove aa surprisingl ;
small as that of last vcar was astonish
ingly largo. Nevertheless ho thinks I
not unlikely that the gross labor vote o
the city may bo as largo next Novombo
as it was last , so that whether Georg
gets his full former vote or much loss , th
number to bo deducted from the politic : )
parties will not bo reduced.
Outside of the city of Now York the
labor vote is not expected to bo a ver
important factor. It is not deemed o
sulliclont consequence , in its relations t <
the political parties , "to bo a subject o
estimate. The best judgment , however
may very easily go astray in this matter
and it would not bo surprising if th
labor of the interior citlea exhibited :
much greater interest in the present con
test than it is now given orodlt for. Uu
the battle ground is Manhattan island
and there the politicians , and particu
larly the .democrats , are finding
the subjects for their closest attention
tion and greatest interest. The swell
ing of the ranks of labor there means i
decrcaso in' the forces of the tw <
political parties , but 00 per cent o
it comes from the democracy. This i
why the democratic loaders , including
oven the governor of the si ate , are taking
a deep and active interest in the laboi
movement , though not in the way o
emiotiug dissensions and promoting bar
mony and why , on the other hand , tin
republicans are not withholding cncour
agcmeut from the efforts of Mr. Gcorg
and his associates.
The most successful tinanciors are quit
as certain to disagree upon a qucstloi
which they are supposed to knowal
about as are successful doctors upon an ;
proposition connected with the scienc
of which they are the exponents. Jus
now , when the present and prospcctiv
condition of the money market is a ma !
tor of commanding interest , and th
operations of the treasury in connectioi
therewith aru of great importance , it i
most natural to seek the vlows of leadin
bankers and financiers with a view e
getting sound reasons for the existin
conditions and suggestions of win
is necessary to bo done to relieve
liovo present and provide again !
future difficulties. A collection e
opinions from a number of Wu
street magnates by a Now York papi
shows what a confusion of ideas exist
among thcso practical financiers rcspoc
Ing the subject upon which they tulkei
anil how little their individual opinion
are really worth when applied to tl ;
broad Held outsldo of the bunking hoiu
or the stock exchange , it is quite pass :
ble that the average financier , so-called
is overestimated.
It Is noteworthy , however , that thor
was a quite general disposition to iin
fault with the policy that has been pursue
by the treasury in the purchase of bond
There could bo no better commend :
tion of the treasury than such.critlcUi
. , .
' 4 - th .M
coming from Wall street. It baa not
been common in the past , and the fact ol
Ha being hoard now may bo accepted w
pretty good assurance that the secretary
has not only been keeping within the
law , but that ho has kept so far within
that these who would have used the gov
ernment to speculate upon the wants ol
the people have boon effectually shut out ,
It would undoubtedly have been an ox
ccllont thing for the sharks of Wall
street if the secretary of the treasury had
bought bonds regardless of the Interest !
of the people nt prices made by such
holders as the Now York banking bouse
that at the outset felt the
government's pulse , so to speak ,
by offering to sell bonds at about 3 pet
cent above the market. Wall street has
been proclaiming a close money market ,
and spreading an alarm of o threatened
fiananeial crisis chiefly for the purpose
of bringing to bear upon the secretary ol
the treasury a public demand that would
induce him to take action from which the
financial schemers then hoped to profit.
The secretary carao forward opportunely
with an offer of relief , but ho wisely and
properly guarded agalnat any Invasion
of the treasury by speculators. Ho has
done his plain , straighforward duty undei
the law , anil ho can rest easily re-
carding any adverse opinion of his
course that may proceed from Wall
So far as fho money stringency Is con
cerned it will bo but temporary. The in <
How of gold from Europe is already glv >
ing relief , and as moro comes in the good
effects will increase. The meeting oi
congress is distant but little moro than
two mouths , and if the situation is sucli
at that time as to require any measure ! !
of relief not now passeascd by the trcas'
ury , it can bo promptly supplied. It is
not probable , however , tlwt .any such
exigency will arise , and if there
is judicious legislation for re
ducinp the revenues there will
bo no further complaint hoard of a close'
ness of money , aud the business of the
country in all departments will feel the
thrill of an increased activity.
Mnst Be Ho Yoked.
The resolution of the republican countj
committee , by which Hasoall , Bcchol and
ten other men of their choice were em
powered to appoint the delegation tc
which Douglas county Is entitled in the
republican state convention must bo re
voked. It is revolutionary and unrepubli- establishes a dangerous precedent
It is not in accord with the sentiment ant
wish of tlio rank and lilo of the
party. It la a high-handed at
tempt to misrepresent- county ,
But even if there was no objection to thli
nnrcpublican method the aution of the
committee is void because it was broughl
about by conspiracy ana downright
fraud. There was not a quorum o :
actual members present at the meeting
Saturday , ana the minority present hat
no right to admit new members , mucl
less to ' llow bogus proxy mei
to take part in the proceedings
Fraudulent in its inception , the whole
transaction must bo repudiated and re
voked. Thore'can be no concession or
the score , of expediency nnd harmony
The parly must have a chance to voic (
its sentiment through the usual anc
legitimate channel the ballot cast at i
primary election honestly conductce
under the restrictions imposed by law
Nothing else will satisfy republicans win
support the party from principle.
THE multiplying coraplaints'rogardinc
the mismanagement Of business at tin
pOBtoffice , and the general inefficiency o :
the service in every respect , canno
continue much longer without the atteu
tion of the department at Washingtot
being called to the matter. Letters an
delayed in delivery from three to si ?
days , the fault undoubtedly being will
the distributing department. Service
at the delivery window is entirely inade
quate , causing great annoyance t <
transient people who have to rely on it
In most other respects the service of thi
oflico falls far short of the growing de
mands of the city. All this can b <
remedied if the postmaster , proporli
supported by the congressmanwill rnaki
proper and adequate effort. A simpli
statement that certain facilities are re
quired and a request that they be lur
nished is not sufficient. Porsistant urging
is necessary , and the men to eto this an
the postmaster and the member of con
gross. Should it appear from a continuance
anco of the present state of affairs tha
they are neglecting this duty publii
patience will become exhausted and an
other way ho found of notifying the department
partment that the postal service in Omahi
la about the worst in the country.
TUB expected fall real estate boom ii
Omaha haa not yet been realized , bnt thi
evidences of improvement do not dimm
ish , and perhaps in the end the city wil
bo none the worse off for not having thi
lookcrt-for boom.Romoto outside propert
may bo a little weaker than a fov
months ago , but all inside property i
firm , and there is no reason wh ;
it should bo otherwise. Omaha wii
as certainly as the coming o
the year have close upon 150,000 popula
tion in 1800 , and will by no means thoi
have reached the end of its growth
There is to bo a very populous city here
and every desirable piece of land withii
the present municipal limits must in
crease in value. There should bo no los
of faith by reason of a tomporar ;
lull in demand. Just now Soutl
Omaha is forging ahead with markei
activity , and confidence in the future o
that town has a most substantial basis
Altogether the conditions with respect ti
this city and all the tributary country ar
entirely favorable and the outlook mos
THE school teaching corps of Omaha i
probably as efficient us that of any city n
the country. Ucsidos our excellent nn
live product , a large number of progrcs
slve teachers comes west every year am
this city is usually their lirst stoppini
place. Our school officials have thus ai
opportunity to choose the best.
IT'S a poor day when Nebraska Cit ,
cannot furnish a sensation. The latest i
a little mild when compared with recen
events , but it will serve to keep up th
reputation of the city until something o
a superior quality can bo sprung on th
expectant public.
NOT one nor two rebuffs have damp
ened the determination of the Manila
ban * to build the Bed Hiver Valley road
Premier Norquay has been foiled m hi
attempts to scfcurotho money to build the
road in Now York , and will now try tc
raise the funds in' London , with strong
hopes of success. It is a struggle of the
people of the province Against monopoly ,
and it Is to bo hoped that they will be
successful. '
Emperor William had n fainting fit aftci
the banquet at Stettin on Wednesday.
The queen of England likes to drink
Scotch mountain dew with a little Scotch ale
In It.
The empress of Japan applies yellow
enuzei , embroidered handkerchiefs to hei
dainty nose.
The prlncosa ot Wales has sot the fashion
ot puttlni ; the sldc-saJdlo on the rljrht hand
side of the horse.
The recent proposition to have Mary ,
quean of Scots , enrolled ninon ; the saints ,
brings to light the fact that the beautiful
queen dyed her hair.
Dom Pedro , of Brazil , Is living quietly n1
Baden-Uadon with a small family party. He
will spend the winter in Esypt , and vlsll
Enclnnd next spring.
The German crown princess has presented
Dr. Mackenzie with a picture painted by her
self , In recognition of the skill shown by hln
In treating her husband.
Old King William ot the Netherlands , Ii
dying , and his only heir Is a little girl seven
yeais old. If the loin ; cherished design ol
Bismnick are carried out , the little Wllhel
mlna may be swindled out of her kingdom
by a rude German coup.
Princess Eugenie , of Sweden , has written
Henry Hergli a personal letter thanking hlir
for the lifelong Interest ho has taken In tin
welfare of animals. The prlncoss recnntly
dined the Stockholm car drivers and reae
them a lecture on the care of the horse.
The little king Is a jolly sort of baby. Hi
Is the Imago of Queen Isabella nnd enjov.1
being noticed and shown to the crowd , te
which he blows kisses with a pair of fat little
tlo hands. He goes through-this form of s'at
utatlon with all his heart , ana his eyes Jumj
out of his head with glee.
The ex-E mpress Charlotte , of Mexico , ha ;
of late shown great fondness for the com
pany of children. Every morning the twe
children of her gardener are brought to her ,
and she spends hours with them playlnc
hide-and-seek , and listening to their songs ,
and feels unhappj when they leave.
Thu other Sunday afternoon the Empres <
of Austria made the ascent of the Uomsfeld
S.024 metres above the level of the sea , neai
Ischl. Her majesty , who was accompanied
by a lady-ln-waltlng and a guide , passed the
night In a common Alpine hut , and on the
next morning witnessed the sun-rise In bril
liant weather.
The imperial special train which has been
used by the Empeor William during his recent -
cent journeys consists of three saloon car
riages , which are connected wifh each otlioi
by a covered passage lighted with gas and
fitted with electric bells and a telegraph ap
paratus. The day saloon Is hunc with blue
damask , and contains only easy chairs , solus
and a couple oC tables.
The Figaro has an anecdote to the elTecl
that at the Aldorslmt review , a few moments
before the queen's arrival , the prlnre ol
Wales espied B pretty woman , evidently in
embitinssment and desirous of reaching the
stand. Ho approached and told her \vhere te
co. "Thanks , your highness , " said sho. Thl .
puzzled the prlnco and ho inquired who hi
had the honor of assisting. " .Madame de
Kalumlne. " replied the stranger , "i'oui
highness certainly must have heard of me
when I married your brother-in-law , the
grand duke of Hesse. " Tableau I
It Is related that ono of the lltlo nroh
duchcsus of Austria was taken to a circus ,
where nothing ama/ecl her and very liUU
pleased her. On her return homo the emperor
peror asked how she had enjoyed the PIT
I'orniaiice. "O well " thu
, very , youne lady
replied , "only mamma docs everything the
circus womad did a great deal better. Whv ,
1 have been her jump through six hoops 1" II
appears that this is really true , and that the
empress has on moro than ono occasion civoi
a strictlv private entertainment to her iuti
mates , In which she has surprised tliem will
feats rivaling those of the most skilled clrcii !
Medicinal Trips.
Cincinnati Engufrir.
The greatest of all the doctors amid thai
vast convention frankly conceded that the
greatest curative agent was "change. " And
now all our wives want to take a little cura
tive trip. _ . .
Not Bccruilecd His Vncntlon.
CMcaaa Kem.
Attorney-General ( Jarland writes to friends
In Washington that ho Isonjojlng his holi
day at Hominy Hill very much. It Is nol
too much to say that the great America !
people rejoice with the attorney conoral , aut
are almost unanimous in the wish that his
vacation might be indefinitely prolonged.
New Plan for Tnxlns Corporations.
Chicago Mail.
The Pennsylvania revenue commlsslot
has adopted a plan for taxing corporations
Instead of relying solely upon the tax 01
capital stock and gross receipts a franchUi
tax Is also to bo Imposed upon all corpora
tions and limited partnershipsto bo collected
f romjhe actual value of their propertymean !
for the lascerialmuent of which are pro
posed. The next thing will be to see wtiethei
or not the legislature will adopt it.
Oraahit In the Front Rank.
Kearnct ) Journal.
Omaha Is fast taking a leading place In the
ranks of pork-packing cities. From January
1 to September 10,1837 , 403,003 liffld of hogs
were packed , being an Increase ot 1,540 pe
cent , over the number slaughtered and
pacKed during the same months In 18SO
Add to this the fact that such men as Armoui
and Swift Bros , are erecting and enlarglm
other enormous packing-houses , and the
future of their industry In our metropolis li
great. The development ot this Industry Ii
Omaha Is going to prove vastly bonoticial t <
the entire state of Nebraska. It will afford
us as good a market for our fat cattle anc
hogs , right at our door , as Chlcao can oiler
and thousands of dollars transportation wil
thus bu saved , to go into the pockets of th
Bail Hnblrg.
John Hoyf O'lteiUev.
'How shall I a habit break ? ' ,
As you did that habit make.
As you catliorcd you must lose ;
As you yielded , now refuse.
Thread by thread the strand wo twist ;
Thread by thread1 the patient hand
Must untwine ere free wo stand.
AS wo bulldcd , stone by stone ,
We must toll , unhelpod , alone ,
Till the wall Is overthrown ,
Nebraska Jottlnu * .
York will soon'indulge in elnctrii
The Methodists of Crete will dcdicat
a now church next month.
The twin city fair of Wymore and Uhii
Springs is in full blast tins week.
The Fremont Tribune is convincei
that the town is ripo'for a county cour
The flzht for thn treasury surplus li
Adams county la confined to the Hasting
The republicans of Phelps county havt
declared for the re-election of Judgi
( iaslin.
. \ \ ill ( Jurluy is booked for an exhibit o
chin at the Hurt county fair to-day
Hurley works a perpetual selMvmder ,
and never lacks wind.
ThoOtoo county republican convcntioi
will bo held at Syracuse , October i ) , whoi
> 'county ticket will be 'nominated am
delegates to the state judicial convention
James Crane collided with a runaway
team in Central City nnd secured n
cracked skull. Ills injuries are danger
ous and ho wat taken to Grand Island
for treatment.
Ponca trots to the front again with n
two foot vein of canal coal. The dis
covery has created eomo excitement in
the neighborhood , and n shaft Is being
sunk to develop the find.
Kev. Mr. Chestnut , n Seward minister ,
distributes the fruit of his fro a of knowl
edge with refreshing cheerfulness nnd
vigor among the select and sinful. He
wags the scriptural narrative in au
original manner.
Several patent cure-all doctors am
working oil pictures of the Chicago an
archists as these of men who have boon
rescued from the grave. None are toe
vllo or woe-begono to servo us an uxuni
plo of "boforo and after taking. "
Ik-ntrico threatens to send the remains
of the Mutual Insurance ) company to
Omaha for treatment. A do/on come *
tories in the neighborhood will accom
modate the corpse at reasonable rate ,
The metropolis has no other use for the
The' city of David is coming out of the
tornado ruins with n vigor that tolls of n
.sound constitution. Bonds to thu amount
of $10,000 have boon voted to rebuild the
schools , and new stores and residences
have almost covered the path of the de
The Nebraska City Times objects ti
friendly comment on the street car fran
chise asked for by Mr. Clark , clainilnc
that the town knows its own business ,
Possibly , if ago * 5s considered , but the
victims of second childhood requlrn the
watchful euro of relatives nnd well-
Circus day and night loft numerous
foot nnd linger prints in Beatrice. The
residence ofJohn Robinson was relieved
of a pair of gold spectacle ? , a prize
medal , a watch charm , aud a full section
f retired pio. H. Fogg lost u suit ol
Sunday clothes , Oliver Fulton's resi
dence was raided and a rinir and some
trinkets taken. George Baker con
tributed a necklace , several rings nnd a
revolver to the job lot. The ganff was-
closing their engagement at the residence
of J. B. Buchanan when the latter re
turned. Ho did not wait for explanation !
but pulled his gun nnd fired. A howl ol
pain , and a crashing window proved thn
cllicacy of biting load. No arrests.
Iowa Items. .
Sloan has a haunted house and a full
stock of ghost stories.
Prof. Bartlett , who has occupied n
chair in tbo state normal school ut f'cdai
Rapids smco its beginning , is very sick ,
with little or no hopes of recovery.
llcv. George Klliott , n Methodist minis
ter well-known in Iowa , has rcali/.ed
$0,000 for the copyright of n now book ,
entitled "Science and Uoliglon Harmon
izcd. "
Several of the saloon searchers in DCS
Moinc.s , in consideration of $10 each pet
week , have consented to permit certain
saloons to run unobstructed from tin
present until after election. One .saloon
on Walnut street has been taxed foO per
week for this privilege.
A ejoublo dose of salvation penetrates
the sinful looin in Sioux City , and the
hopes of friends are correspondingly in
creased. The White Cross crusadurs
have inaugurated a campaign in the citv
for .social purity , while tlio Salvation
army have contracted to pound the
wedge ot piety into the callow Indus ol
thu residents. The Metropolis of the Bi
Sioux must bo saved.
The Pierre university opened with n
good attendance last week ,
A creamery with a capacity ofIOC
cows is to bo started in Kapid City.
Dcadwood made no organized opposi
tion to the division of Lawrence county.
It is believed , however , that the law au-
tl ruing a vote was illegal and will light
it in the courts.
T. 11. Davis , postmaster at Andovcr ,
and also n farmer , bus been appointed a
a delegate to the Farmers congress ,
which convenes in Chicago November 1
to 5 , by Governor Church.
Recent strikes of extensive bodies ol
rich ore in the Iron hill , Hauler , Brookline -
line an-1 other properties in the Carbon
ate camp , seven miles from Deadwood ,
have caused a boom in all stocks. In ten
days Iron Hill jumped from $1.45 to $3
per share , and is expected to bo ? " > or
moro before the end of the week. The
mine is a bonanza.
The glassworks plant at Laramie Ls tc
bo doubled in suu and a. bottle factory
A Nebraska- man , whoso name is with
hold , is negotiating for a bonus to start a
woolen mill in Laramie.
Fully 1,000 cur loads of cattle will be
shipped from the various stations in the
territory during the pr it > ont month ,
Frank Culborlson , a pilgrim from
Pcoria , fell among thieves in Cheyenne
and lost a roll of $300 and a silver watch ,
The work of excavating for the foun
dation of the new hotel in Laramie has
commoncod. The building will cos )
The Cheyenne Loader Is twenty yean
old. On the 10th day of September ,
1807 , it was started as an unpretentious
little tri-wcekly paper , being issued us a
daily from the 3ist of December follow
ing. Choyonnowas'thcnin that stage of its
existence when it earned and proudly wore
the title of "Hell on Wheels/1 It wasn't
a town of such pretensions in an arch !
tectural way , many of the-leading busi
ness houses consisting simply of tents ,
A score of years have worked n wonder
ful change. The wilderness has changed
from ths haunt of the bison and savage
to the feeding ground of the world's
beef ; its mineral riches has boon grad
ually developed , railroads have pene
tratcd and peopled .tho country , and
scores of thriving cities have been buill
up. Yet the territory is in the infancj
of its development and another score oi
yours will work greater changes. Choy-
cnno has kept puce with the procession
and the Leader , though frequently
weary and footsore , has kept time wltl
the music of development.
Interesting to Cli.itnpagno Drlnkora ,
St. Louis Republican : Champagne h
not stored in the London dock vaults , bin
on the upper Hour of the dock ware
houses. The Russians , who used to rival
the United States in champagne drink
ing , are fast giving up that wino and be
taking themselves to port. There wa'
not more than half a million bottlo.s ol
chamnagno taken in Russia last year ,
The English cannot understand the tuslc
of Americans for new champagne. The
impression appears to prevail in the
United States that chainpagno dcterio
sues after it is three or for years old , and
it is said this impression , for reasons ol
their own , has been fostered by the
trade in that country. The Knglish anel
French laugh at this. They do nol
touch champagne until it Is at least seven
or eight years old , and a large denim
who was looking at solno of his stock n :
the warehouse said ho had champagne ol
the vintage of 1808 , which was mucli
sought after.
It Won c Aluke Bread.
In other words , Hood's Sarsaparillii
will not do impossibilities. Its propri
etors tell plainly what itliasdonu.subiull
proofs from sources of unquestioned ni
liability , and asK you frankly if 3011 arc
sulfcring from any disease or afl'ectior
caused or promoted by impure blood oi
low state of the system , to try Hood' ;
Sursanarilla. The experience ot others
isBulHciont ossurranco that you will nol
be disappointed in thu result.-
Medals Awarded to the Victors in the Disc
tinguishcd Marksmen 0 oat eat ,
Sergeant Slovens Ulrnn tlio Gold
Trophy nml Scrccnnta Urinitti *
find King Tnko I ho Other
Two Prizes.
1'loRO of the Content.
Much credit is duo Colonel II. G , hitch-
Hold , formerly of Omaha , for his strenuous
oflbrta In calling Into existence the rlllc
practice now so universal throughout
army circles in the Unitml States. Yet II
was not without an effort , llrst by Intor-
cstipg General Hancock in the schcino ,
and through hint the war department
was obtained. The practice now if
looked upon as indosponsablo to the
oiroctivc equipment of every soldier. The
practice has gone on year after year un
til the American soldier has bocotno the
bust rifle shot in the world.
The six day's contest which closed yes
terday atthe Bellovdo rifle rangowus one
of the most successful over hem. It gave
additional proof that while the men nre
year by year excelling In rillo practice.
at a determined distance , they are still
further proving themselves proficient in
the Qeld us skirmishers , and this latter
fact is noticeable throughout the country.
Yesterday the dill'erent oillcers assigned
for duty , accompanied by their lady
friends and others , visited the range to
witness tlio closing contest. There was
the kecnesc interest shown. It was
the trying moment the previous days
leaving a certain amount of doubt as tu
whoso brow should wear the crowning
The following is the score for the dav :
Orillitlis , Texas. . . , . Hd
Wnlford , Texas . IBS
Ihidehnn , Kust . 1SS
Nlliljl. Kast . iw
Weeks , 1'latto . iris
Slovens , 1'latto . mi
Casey. I'lnno . 143
Uuy , Missouri . 14:1 :
Hudson , Columbia. . 157
HoDkins. California. . . . . 141
Stay , Arizona . los
King , Dakota . IK
The following shows the preliminary
and competitive seoro for the entire six
days :
( Jriniths . 84C
Stu vens . sic
KltiK . 8M
\\iiliord . so2
Wee-lea . 7tj j
Hudson . ' . . 770
Ki > 'v . - . . ra
Hopkins . 7yj
lluilleson . 7'ju
St-iy . T-J ;
Nihill . . . . . . . .713
Casey . cyj
As an instance of the proliciency in
skirmish practice , the fact may bo noted
that ono of the contestants' sent six
leaden pellets to the target in fifteen
Shortly after the competitive contest
and practice the oillcers donned their
uniforms and took their respective
places , the spectators forming into
groups and the presentation of the keenly
fought for trophies began. In front of
the ollicers stood thn noted twelve , their
breusts adorned by numm-otis medals and
other tokens denoting participation in
similar strucRlcs. An appropriate ad
dress was made by General Crook , : it the
conclusion of which ouch of the three
successful ones stopped forward and re
ceived from the hands of the command
ing Konorul the merited award.
i'ho liisl pri/.o , a gold medal , was
awarded to Sergeant K. A. Stevens , of
company G , Seventh infantry , depart
ment of the Phitto. His score was 501) ) .
The medal represented $00 in gold , that
is , without considering its munutucttirc
or ornamentation ; Slovens is twonty-
Hwon years of ajjo , born in Now Haven ,
Conn. , has been in the army seven vcars
two years in the department of Dakota
and live yours in that of the Platto. Ho
was : i member of the Platte teams in
1883 , also of the division of the Missouri
team in the sumo year ; was a member of
the Plalto team in 1885 as well as of the
division of the Missouri.
The next pri/.o , lirat silver medal , was
awarded to Sergeant Hugh Griilith , of
troop 1) , Kighth cavalry , department of
i'nxus , his score boinjj187. . Griilith is
twenty-nine years of ago , born in \\U\OA \
and bus lived in this country ten yemrs.
He as seen seven years' service , all of
which time ho bus been in the Kightn
cavalry , stationed at Fort ClarK , Texas.
Ho was a member of the Tuxas team in
18SM-5 , in the division of Missouri.
The second silver medal was awarded
to Sergeant G. N. King , company F ,
Twentieth infantry , department of Da
kota. His score was 473. King was born
in 1858 , iu Helena , Texas ; enlisted in 1880
nt Fort Clark , Texas ; served in the de
partments of Texas , Missouri and Da
kota ; was a member of the department
and division team of 1833 ; department
and division team of the Missouri In 1881
nnd the department of the Dakota aud
division of the Missouri in 1885.
In addition to the llrst silver modal
Sergeant Grillilh received a cold watch
worth $100 for the best six days' shooting.
The following are the scores for the
closing four days :
Griffith . 7
Welford . 4/w
Huddlespn . 410
Nihill. . . . 444
Weeks . . . . . .l-na
Stevens . 500
Casey . , . StKJ
. . . . .
Hudson . 4yn
Hopkins . 4:3 :
Stay . 4 ( )
Kintr . 47J
Cyrus A. Earnest , Eighth infantry , was
in charge of the rillo camp , with the fol
lowing ollleors on duty : Assistant Sur
geon Julia M. Cnbell , Second Lieu
tenant Lewis D. Green , Second LimiUili-
ant ( Jnorgo W. McQuerancl , Second
Lieutenant Charles II Cockron.
Colonel Henry was in charge
of the competitive contest.
Colonel S. E. .Blunt , aid-de-camps to
General Sheridan , and inspector general
of rillo practice ot the United States , was
also present. The colonul wears ti modal
for the best score , six days' practice , of
the department of Dakota , ( riven him bv
General Brcclc , adjutant general of Da
kota. It was won in 18811 , Ids principal
opponent out of 120 others being General
I'arlelltyho wus tip to that time consid
ered the finest Miot in the army.
Tim Substantial linprox-oinnntH Mrxtlit
in I lut I > .IHI Vcur.
GuAND ISLAND , Neb. , Sept. 20. To the
Editor of the BKK : Your correspondent ,
after a few days in this prosperous Ne
braska town , U constrained to the belief
that the loaders of HID BKK liuve not been
fully informed of what progress and sub
stantial improvements this city has inudo
in the past-twelve months , improvements
that warrant thu assertion t nut there lane
no city In Nebraska that has made moro
rapid strides in advancement thiui Gram !
Island. In my leisure moments I huvu
viewed many of the improvements made ,
nnd if there am any doubts that the city
is growing with a urowth that is more
than a boom in direct results , a visit
would satisfy the most skeptical. One oi
the lirst prominent Improvements is thu
new 175,000 hotel , the walls of which arc
now up tin1 four stones , and the hol l
when completed will bu ono of the bos !
in the staid. In the past twelve months
there has bean built sU two-story brick
blocks containing twelve business rooms ,
and three three-story brick blocks COB-
taming eight business rooms. With
this increase in business room the
demand for rooms is still in ,
creasing , nnd everything In the cityV
occupied. A two-story canning faolory
has been built the past year and Is now
In successful operation. The cost of this
building was & ; i,000 and it was ono.of
tlio Important Industries added to the
city the present year. A now gas nnd
electric light plant , making the second
in the city , has been put in tha present
year at n cost of $30,000 , and the now
system of waterworks built the present
year cost an oven f 15,000 , whllo bonds
nave boon voted to Increase this plant by
extensions that are to cost | ! > 0,000 aet-
Thrco nnd a half miles of street raiN
way has bean laid the present year that
Is now finished and in paying operation.
The now soldiers'homo in course of
construction costs the state $30.000. The >
Union i'aoilio railroad is expending - i
? ' > ' 0,000 In extension to stock yards , and v
a conservative citizen states that at least * . '
COO now residences are in course of con- \ |
struction. Add to this the fact that Grand * |
Island.secures the 1st of October the frcu *
postal delivery , being the third city in ' '
Nebraska to secure it , nnd a very general , 14
idea of the year's prosperity in the citv * , . f
becomes apparent to all. TUAVKLKK. j *
Into Soconit Story Window * .
If Pooping Tom had lived in modern
days he would have coinu to Now York ,
and been n lineman , says the Sun. A
lineman is a man who has the privllngoof
climbing up poles and looking in at
ovcry.hody'8 windows at any hour of the
day or night. The linemen are the prop
erty of the telegraph , telephone , electric
light , and othofcompanies that preempt
the atmosphere for their business , us
other people buy laud for factories.
There are several hundred of them in
Now York and vicinity. They nil go
spurred like fighting cocks , but tire
marked by an entire absence of strut nnd
style in other respects. The roa.son is
that , it doesn't pay to wear good clothes
iu shinning up dirty polcn and clinging
to the ragged edges of grimy cross-bars.
The lineman on duty is about ns unkempt
a specimen as can bo found among 1)1080 )
who earn their living by honest work.
It is doubtful if the linemen cxcrelsa
'fully the privileges -that they have as
pryers. tor the peace of mind of sev
eral thousand estimable citizens who
have telegraph poles opposite their resi
dences , it is hoped that they do not. Al
though they are constantly popping up
on u level with the upper windowswhoro
the inhabitants think * that no ono can
look in , all the linemen say that they
rarely see nnvthing worth speaking of oh
their turinl tours of duty. An explana
tion oi the linemen's indill'erenco to tha
sights they sec was offered by ono of them
yesterday , after ho had listened to the
story of the Lady Godiva.
"Well , " ho said"l 'sposo what Pcopin'
Tom see was worth lookm' at , but If he'd
looked at a chalrful of corsets and
switches and patent things , maybe ho
wouldn't have seen anything to blind his
eyes. Leastways I never hoard of any
lineman gom' blind on account of what
ho saw. There was one follor that never
could .see anything in particular after ho
looked at a bix-foot spark , from where a
light wire had crossed a telegraph line ,
but that's the nearest I over hoarn to any
Peepin' Tom business among us. "
Formerly this jack o' the wires , that
climbs abroad on a level witli bedroom
windows in the weird hours ot the before-
n-lute-broakfast nap , or Hits up and down
the moonlit poles at midnight , looking
for "troublo'1 in the wires , was a great
deal moro numerous a feature of the
metropolitan landschapo than ho is at
present. The larjrc companies nro get
ting their wires together into cables and
running them along business streets as
much as possible , while many of them
aio going underground. The telephone
linemen are still numerous and ubiquit
ous , Most of their lines run over the
housetops. ( Jetting up to the roof to lix
a wire is n pretty certain and dolinito op
eration. Somebody's consent has to bo
naked bcforo any stairs are climbed. But
gutting down again is a different matter.
Linemen work u good deal on the get-
( hero principle If a pair of stairs lead
down the linemen isn't apt to make any
particular inquiry as to whotheo it is the
pair ho came up. The chances are that
it is half a bloek away from that puir.and
leads down through somebody's living
rooms , where the lineman is apt to make
11 very unexpected addition to a family
There are some other things that differ
ent linemen allege they bavo been in the
course of their profcssiolal careers.
A small boy getting spanked.
A mother watching her child dlo.
A dudoputting on his complexion.
Thirty-six Italians living in one loom.
Uno baby spllllue water over another.
A stuck of chips and a man with lour aces.
A husband watching tbu weighing ot his
A drunken man buying wine for throe
glddv girls.
A husband lying abed while his wife built
the lint.
A joung man klsslnc a girl behind" her
father's back.
Ulcldy from the kitchen try In e on the
missus' dresses.
A sick tclrl nursing a rose bush on a tene
ment window sill.
Two countrymen belnz fleeced by a brace
game of poker.
Two girls making shirts for twenty-nine
cents a day apiece.
A young man calling on his girl and tryIng -
Ing to economise gas.
A cat jumplne on a canary'scace ( linemen
yelled nnd bird was waved ) .
A cat just about to bo lilt by an etnpty bottle
tle coming from an upper window.
A father , mother and four children making
a mniiI off of a Dolled soup bone and three
Seventeen anarchists hiding In the corner
of the room until the policeman on the beat
went by.
A pitcher of water on Its way down to a
eeiunailer who WHS playing "Sweet Violets"
on a uiiltiir.
A baby pulling a dog's tall , and three cats
keeping watch over thn body of an old woman
who hau starved to death In a garret.
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ITi t imii mjr Funttvrlt , AIIIIM or
llliui.'n , IH.C.HUIO I ulnojn J.M.II
Tliiit talrl Corn I' . , to lirr uoninUm | % HI
hn como Imindlni ; m from n ruinii uur tliu
bUU , mountain * auJ tciuliuto.
Klvu a H'ift , Smmillt nnil Pliable HVIIi. A
inr oloii ly 11-uutllul Complexion. Tl.
a Liquid , U | > | ilicU luumumiul uuU e-'lin't
be Dultcti-U. ,
Orrrcomc * limit , Hunlnu. Wlndtnn ,
Budlte > . Uoilulin - , llti/y / Pimple * !
fj ct Mlt ma mi bklu TlJenUikMi