Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 14, 1887, Page 4, Image 4

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TUB public debt wiw reduced nearly
$17,000,000 during October. It is now
WKIISTUU'S dictionary has hcon un
dergoing revision and will he out in
its now form next summer.
IP Canada wants commercial union
wilb this country , she nuibt show more
politeness toward our fishermen.
Tnn Lincoln and DCSMoincs railroad ,
according to all appearances , should
not bo voted upon when it moveth
itself aright.
PllUSIDKN'T FlTXGIUCALI ) , of the Irish
leitguo , lias talcon steps to raino money
from Irishmen in America to aid homo
rule in Ireland.
GOVEIINOH GliAY , of Indiana , is in
training for a vice presidential boom.
Cleveland nnd Gray is a trifle better
than Cleveland nnd Grady.
THIS jail officials arc heaping indig
nities upon Editor O'Brien's head. A
stupid opposition has frequently been
found to aid a worthy cause.
Tnio field of political action has been
transferred to the floor of the house of
representatives , Washington , and the
exalted post of doorkeeper is the prize.
VKHMONT is shipping sheep to Aus
tralia. Some of the lambs offered on
the judicial altars of sacrifice in Ne
braska , might , with profit , ho shipped
to the Zulus.
TIIK reports from Iowa indicate that
the legislature to meet this winter will
bo handled by the railroads. In this
triunum , Iowa politicians undoubtedly
took their pattern from Nebraska.
Luounmous prophets arc already
foretelling poor crops in Ohio.
Indiana nnd Illinois next year by
reason of the drought prevailing in those
slates. Jeremiahs should not cry until
they are hurt.
Tun Kouts railroad disaster has
made known the fact that Indiana has
no statute against criminal carelessness.
The legislature of that state has been
jg criminally negligent , but will thus escape -
, capo punishment.
IN Now York City 17,000 registered
voters failed to cast their ballots. SeE
E : in Omaha. At least as many registered
? ' voters failed to cast their ballots for
Catlot Taylor's jugglers nnd mounte
banks running on the judicial ticket.
J , NKW YOUK CITV undertook n great
deal when she promised General Grant
n decent burial. A funeral bill of $280 ,
i contracted by the city s committee , has
„ not boon paid and the courts have rcn-
j" dorod judgment for the full amount
r { with interest.
i - i
b THE Baltimore nnd Ohio Telegraph
company gave n bond of 850,000 to Phil-
l" ndolphia when the company was first
organized , to secure the city against
consolidation. Philadelphia was not
secured and now proposes to got the
$50,000. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
TI.ANS-ATI.ANTIO steamers still ply
between the cholora-infected ports of
Europe and Now York. They cannot
bo stopped , ns wo have no law to that
ofToct. Quarantine is our only safe
guard against the scourge and this has
boon shown to bo Inndoquato. We need
a statute forbidding the carrying of
passengers to this country from foreign
ports infected with dangerous diseases.
THE election of a republican to congress -
gross from Hhodo Island gives the re
publicans a majority of the states in the
next house of representative ; , , a mallet
of considerable importance in view ol
the possibility of the election of the next
president being thrown into the houso.
In voting for president in the house
each state votes as a unit , its ballot being -
ing cast for the candidate favored by
the majority of its delegation. State ?
whoso delegations are tied cannot vote ,
The election of n ropublit-nn in Rhode
Iblnml gives twenty states to the repub
licans in. the next congress , the demo
crats having foyontoen. . Now Hamp
shire is ttod , and therefore could take
io part in nn election , for. president
TJie possibility , to which this refers
boweve'L1 , is very remote.
The Supreme Court Vacancy.
The question of who shall fill the
vacancy on the bench of the supreme
court of the United States is especially
intcrcfettng in view of the fact that the
court ha3 boon about equally divided on
several important legal nnd constitu
tional questions. Foremost among these
is that of prohibition and the question
of compensation under prohibitory
laws. The court is on record as to the
right of a state , under its police powers ,
to prohibit the manufacture and sale of
intoxicating liquors , but the now ques
tion of compensation , raised by the decis
ion of Judge Brqwer that the state must
pay distillers and manufacturers whoso
property will be rendered worthless un
der the operation of a prohibitory law ,
has yet to bo passed upon by the
supreme court. It is inferred
from pnat decisions made by
the .several justices that the court is
about equally divided on this question ,
the importance and gravity of which arc
apparent , solliat the now member will
probably determine the decision of the
As now constituted the court is
equally divided on the question
of the responsibility of an em
ployer for an injury suffered by one em
ployee in consequence of the negligence
of another , so that1 the now justice
will determine the decision on this
question , which is a very important
one to railroad companies nnd their em
ployes especially. On the latest phase
of the Virginia debt question , involving
considerations deemed to be of great
importance to the states , it Is
also understood that the pres
ent membership of the court is
equally divided , which will
throw the responsibility of determining
the character of the decision on the new
justico. It will thus be been that the
man who shall fill the vacancy on the
supreme court bench will have a most
important part to play at the very oul-
bct of his career.
There appears to bo no doubt that it
is the intention of the president to ap
point Mr. Lamar , and , granting that ho
will bo confirmed , his probable attitude
upon these questions becomes a niattcrof
great interest. Ho is not understood to
bo favorable to prohibition , and it is
doomed more than probable that ho
would favor the view regarding com
pensation under prohibitory laws pre
sented in the decision of Judge Brewer.
Regarding the Virginia question ,
lis lifetime devotion to and advocacy of
the doctrine of states rights does not
) crmit a doubt as to where ho would bo
otind in this issue. If ho goes on the
supreme bench the present government
of Virginia will got the vindication ,
vith every right of repudiation in
volved , which it is seeking. It is also
o bo expected that in the question of
the responsibility of employers , if it
should be presented to the court , Mr.
Lnmar would bo found favorable to the
icw which relieves the corporations.
It may reasonably be asked whether ,
vith such wcll-cbtablishcd views and
ircdilections as Mr. Lamar is known
to possess , he is Ihe sort of judge of
whom the people could fairly expect an
uipartial judgment on many vital
Is It Foredoomed to Failure ?
There docs not appear to be a great
deal of confidence that the conference
on the fisheries controversy provided
for by the president and secretary of
state will have any practical result.
This is a proceeding in disregard of the
> lainly indicated feeling of the last con-
rress unfavorable to a commission , and
t has already been intimated that some
difficulty will bo found in securing nn
ippropriation to pay the expenses
of the conference. This , however -
over , is the least important matter.
Pho question of first importance is
whether any conclusion that may bo
cached by the conference will bu ap
proved by the senate. A Now England
senator whose name is withhold is
quoted as saying that the senate having
in open scfsion last winter expressed itself
very forcibly against the appointment
of any commission to settle the fisheries
controversy , and also its disapproval
of any treaty , it could not endorse the
action of the commission without stulti
fying itself. The sentiment of the sen
ate regarding the whole subject was
certainly very definitely declared , in
view of which a dilUcultv is presented ,
that may not be easily surmounted.
It is not unlikely that the question
may bo made a party issue , the demo
crats in both houses of congress support
ing the action of the administration
and the republicans opposing on the
ground that it is in direct contravention
of the declared and woll-undorstood BUII-
liment of congress , or at least of the
senate. In this event it would bo almost
certain that the deliberations of the
conference would come to naught. On
such an issue it is to bo expected the re
publicans of the senate would stand
firmly together , not only for the re
jection of any treaty , but
perhaps oven in denying all recogni
tion to the commission by refusing to
allow any appropriation for its expenses.
They may decide , indeed , to block the
conference at the outset by rejecting
the nominations of the commissioners ,
for unless this is done they could not
justify themselves in refusing an ap
propriation or in giving fair considera
tion to the conclusions arrived at by the
It is to be hoped that none of the ap
prehensions now expressed respect
ing the possible attitude of con
gress toward the conference wiU
bo realized. Granting that the
president's action is somewhat ir
regular and may fairly bo regarded as
wanting in deference to the feeling of
congress , there is still some considera
tion duo the English govern
ment , which in good faith has
sent its representative to this countrj
to endeavor to bring about n satisfac
tory settlement of thodlsturbingcontro
vorsy. Such a result Is undoubtedly to
be desired by the Intelligent public
opinion of both countries , nnd it is clear
that , if by any Interposition of congress
the conference cannot proceed , the cf
feet will be to aggravate the Issue mid
very likely , increase the difficulties ii
the way of a final settlement , the ncOom
plishment of which might bo indetl
nitely postjxMied. . The wiser course
vlll bo to place no obstacle In the wny
of the conference and to give to Its con
clusion , If it should roach any , the fair
and thorough consideration demanded
> y the Importance of the controversy.
AH to BoKita Tickets.
"Whore Ignorance is bliss 'tworo folly
.0 bo wise. " This ndago is strikingly
.llustrntcd by the talk of the organ of
, ho defeated roustabouts , with regard to
, ho so-called election frauds , coupled
with the assertion that every mixed
ticket should hnvo been thrown out bye
o judges of election or the canvassers.
Why don't these disgruntled party
wreckers read the election law ? There
.a not a word in the law , even by inference -
once , that makes n mixed ticket illegal ,
providing the voter is not deceived by n. .
fraudulent heading. In any event no
ticket can bo legally thrown out.
All that the law contemplates
with regard to regular party
ickots , Into which names of opposing
candidates are fraudulently inserted is ,
.hat . the name of the candidate so in-
icrted shall not bo counted. All other
mines on tho. ticket are required to bo
ountcd. If the whole ticket were to
jo thrown out because one nmn's , name
vas smuggled in , n whole county or state
lokot could be defeated by simply prlnt-
ng u single name on it that is not on
ho straight party ticket. In
other words you could beat
a candidate for congress by pur
) osoly inserting the name of the op
posing party candidate for constable on
, ho precinct tickets.
As to Dave Mercer , who is cited as a
victim of variegated tickets , the less
said the better. A candidate who runs
behind his ticket over twenty-five hun
dred in this county , is only the victim
of his own overreaching ambition. The
; ) arty merely administered merited re
buke to reckless roustabouts who tried
; o force themselves into places for which
, hey are not fit.
The AVheol's Progress.
The organization known as the
National Agricultural Wheel is assum
ing proportions of sufficient importance
to sot politicians to thinking nnd cause
Lho producers of the country to rejoice.
In 1884 the membership of the Wheel
was less than 5,000. At the last annual
session , held at Nashville , Tenn. , the
10th inst. , its numbers had increased to
Consolidation with the National
farmers' Alliance was discussed at
.ength , and committees to confer with
iropcr persons to bring about that
result were appointed. The Wheel is a
southern idea. The resolutions adopted
jy the convention demand that United
Stales senators be elected by Iho people ;
that public lands bo reserved for actual
settlers only ; that the national debt bo
> aid as rapidly as possible ; that legal
, ender treasury notes bo substituted for
national bank notes ; that dealing in fu-
, uros bo prohibited by the national gov-
irnmont ; that a graduated income tax
so adopted ; that the public education of
Lho masses bo fostered ; that the Wheel
ers support no man for congress who
will not pledge himself in writing to
support thcso resolutions.
While this organization is as yet im
perfect , and some of its demands im
practicable yet its increasing strength
is the straw indicating in which way the
southern wind is blowing.
TIIK Cobden club of England claims
that Great Britain has the "lion's
share" of the world's trading. Figures
toll a different story , however. A care
ful estimate of the internal trades of
the principal countries gives the fol
lowing wealth per capita of the in
habitants : "United States , population
05,000,000 , at $100 per head ( rich and
poor together ) , $0,500,000,000 ; Great
Britain , 35,000,000 at 880 , $2,800,000,000 ;
Canada and South America , 40,000,000
ut $70 per head , $2,800,000,000 ; Europe ,
exclusive of Great Britain , 270,000,000
nt $50 per head , $13,500,000,000 ; Asia ,
700,000,000 at $25 per head , 317,500,000-
000 ; Africa , 100,000,000 nt $20 , $2,000-
000,000 ; total , $41,100,000,000. " This
makes the ' 'lion's share" about 0 per
cent of the entire homo trade of the
TITE police muddle will be settled
within ten clays by the supreme court ,
but whatever the court may decide the
council will still have the power for a
a great deal of mischief. They may
and doubtless will have to recognize the
police commission as the solo ap
pointing power in the police depart
ment , and will have to drop their flings
nt the "protended" chief of police ; but
they may , if they choose , keep on with
the starvation policy by refusing to levy
enough taxes to maintain a respectable
police force , and defy public sentiment
as long as they continue in power.
Now that Architect Meyers is in the
city the council and board of public
works should sotllo nil the differences
between the city and the contractor on
the city hull basement. There has been
a good deal of needless delay in the
erection of the foundation , but the
needs of the oily of n fire proof office
building should prompt the authorities
to expedite the work on the basement
and lot the contract for the superstructure -
structure lo responsible contractors ,
who can get their material out during
the winter and put Iho building under
roof next season.
A TKXAN jury has solved the ques
tion of how to reach a verdict quickly.
After arguing in vain for twenty-four
hours , cuts wore drawn and a verdict
brought in according to lot. Straws
would bo safer guides than arguments
with the average juror.
IN the recent election for directors ol
the Manhattan Elevated road Eddie
Gould ousted a son of Cyrus Field nnd
elected himself a director in his place.
As Eddie is but twenty-one years of ago
a bright future may bo safely promised
for him.
IT is announced that the "boomers'
are preparing to again at tempt entering
the Indian territory. The soul ol
Boomer 1'ayno goes marching on , but it
may bo questionable whether or not his
followers should attempt it.
Pretty ulaukcU , with n thic-k flccco and
striped in dull blue or pink on cream or raj
ground , uru used for waking tlrossiuf ? wrappers
pors , and are rqry .warm and iueejuenslvo.
Anxious Reader Judge Stull was running
fur judge lu tlie utst District
JtulfTO Grulln , who hnngs vicious criminals
> n slfc'lit and ocndi particulars by mall , was
mniUomcly endorsed In lili district.
Tito fulminate cap with which Llngg blow
oft his Ic'l chock would have shrank in dis
may nt the Iron Jaw ojt Paul Vandtrbum.
Wo had nearly overlooked the fuct , but it
scorns that the people endorsed Judge Groft
n the Tnylor-ltounds city printing fraud ,
don't ill
Can it bo that Chief Justice Maxwell made
: ho recent decision hjjala's't railroads , in order
that he might Bccur * " . rcasonablu rate in
getting his majorities to"Lincoln. . !
Lightning has strjicli innny men. It never
struck with moro graceful precision nnd in a
manner cnlculatod'to do jnoro good , than
when It struck * itt'tho first-district and made
Appolgot Judgo. '
Judge Suljlvhn , of Columbus , who was one
of the uicntbers bf the Judiciary committee of
the late uulauicntcd legislature , was well
snowed under ns a candidate for Judge in
the fourth district. It is well.
It is claimed thnt In the Seventh Judicial
district over one hundred Indians , less than
sixteen years old , voted for Crawford. Yet
with this Importation fioni the reservations
Crawford was politically sculped by the
honest white man.
Ono of the grim pleasantries in which O.
II. Ballou often indulged , BOIUO years ago ,
was to employ a brass band to serenade hlin.
Judge Allen Field has recently been enter
tained by a brass band. Cau there bo any
thing suggestive in thisl
A first district exchange prints n "poem"
entitled "Humphrey's Soliloquy. " This Is
sad. When Muro Antony asked the noble
llrutus if nil his conquests , glories , triumphs ,
spoils , had shrunk to to this little measure
lie was satisfied with viewing the corpse of
dicsar. But hero conies the exchange and
nourishes nn original poem over the dead
jody of the once gallant captain , and credits
him with being its author. Well has it been
written that the evil men do lives after
The pressure which caused Humphrey to
withdraw , when Just in sight of the promised
and , is now known. Htnnphroy and Tom
Majors wt'ro billed to speak at Bo-
ntric. Humphrey commenced to talk
and grew enthusiastic. Majors commenced
to talk. The story is , no matter how
well authenticated , thnt before ho had half
finished Humphrey wrote his resignation ,
javo it to a friend and throw himself upon
the protection of the city authorities. And
up to this day Majors boliovcs that his con
gressional boouilet is unimpaired.
Nebraska Jottlnga.
Political roosters thrive best in par
tisan dunghills.
Political graveyards are enjoying a
.ivory boom just now.
The state board of transportation has
secured a new Lceso of life and useful
Ben Wlrite received a reserved seat
in the Hastings jail for voting "early
md often. "
The press of tho'rftato were consider
able" cut" up last week in announcing
political victories.
A. U. Hancock will now devote his
jest nnd undivided attention to his
newspaper clients in Papillon and vicin
ity ,
it The discriminating critic of tao
Wayne Gazette puts n volume of truth
in a few words : "The Omaha BKK has
no rivals. "
Antelope county will try the township
system of government and squander her
surplus in a cumbersome piece of
political machinery.
The soherne of the Lincoln Democrat
for a "trust" of candidates for oflice is
needless. The trouble is they are
trusted too much.
The democratic party of Cuss county
has been sent to the Burlington shop's
for repairs. The Journals of the wreck
are a melancholy ruin.
It is confidently believed that the reg
ulation of railroad rates will enable
Chief Justice Maxwell to transport his
majority to the slate capital.
The dofealed Douglas county candi-
dale who distributed his pictures pro
miscuously can now call them in and
label them "Hero lies before and
after. "
The Lincoln Democrat thus solutes
the metropolis : "To Omaha : A
thousand happy greetings. You have
outgrown railroad bossism. May you
live long and prosper ! "
The Lyons Mirror reflectively notes
that Manderson and Thurbton staked n
sonatorshiu on the partisan judicial
ticket and the influence of the Omaha
Republican , and enquires , "Where are
they now ? "
A young West Point kid pulled a re
volver and fired into n crowd of boys
' just to hear the durn thing croak' . "
Let it bo recorded for the first and last
time , the bullet only took u finger in its
The Lincoln Democrat says the falo of
Dave Mercer "is a melancholy example
of the bright young man blasted by pol
itics. " And his tearless grief is ren
dered moro painful by the fact that ho
was pounded into the earth by a one-
armed man.
The venerated "smoke of balllo" has
been lolally lost in the wilderness of
"dull sickening thuds" echoing through
the country press the past two days.
The whisker * of antiquity bear a
charmed life in the byways and flourish
in all seasons.
Swan Peterson , a Fremont rustic ,
blockaded a section of the street car
track , and bombarded with his mouth
the innocent mule nnd bob-tail ntlneh-
mont. The police finally raised the
blockade and Peterson's pockctbook
for $11.
The Ulysses Dispatch notes with
pleasure that the young men of Omaha
have organized a republican club , and
"trusts that it will bo stuffed and vigor
ously used on Paul Vamlovoorl and a
large number of other republican fossils
of Omaha who are a standing disgrace
to the party. "
V. A. Woodward , n glib-tonguod
wretch and moral liar , has crawled out
of Washington county , leaving n young
wife and child and numerous creditors
to sigh for a crack at him. Woodward
taught school in Calhoun township ,
grossly deceived a 'young girl , was
forced to marry and then basely desert
ed her. Such vermin would hardly
grace a picnic of hemp.
The scientific theory that a hempen
choker is a harmless nnd pleasant mode
of shilling did not find lodgment in the
molnncholly mind of Emmet Ilnnn , of
Hooper. Ho wanted blood , the pure
crimson coursing through his pipes ,
nnd with a knife sought in vain the
fatal cords of his neck. Five insertions
wore made , but the unfortunate only
succeeded in contracting a largo sized
doctor bill.
The Norfolk News believes that "tho
result of the elections leaves the two old
political parties occupying about the
same relative positions they did before.
Both nro confident of carrying the next
presidential election , and next year's
contest promises to bo a life or death
struggle with both. The labor vote has
not hue n so largo as was expected , while
tlio prohibition vote has Vc,9ii Increased
iu nearly every state. "
"Tho triumphant election of the nonpartisan -
partisan judiolnl ticket in IhoThirddis-
trict , " says the Fremont Herald , "is ono
of the moat pleasing results of the can
vass. When it comes to urging the
clnilns of candidates for our highest ju
dicial positions simply because of their
partisanship , rognrdloss of nil other
qualifications , it is time the people's
voice was hoard in the interests of good
government nnd honest courts. "
Buffalo Flats in Whcolcr county enjoyed -
joyed n lively election day , during which
the polls were smashed , ribs shattered ,
eyes colored , nnd several old grudges
wiped out. A muscular mnshor named
Spring danced up to A. B. Cncy nud
demanded satisfaction for thumping
his uncle ono year ngo. A. 13. C.
promptly flipped his dukes nnd the bat-
ilo was on instantcr. An inventory of
the ruins half nn hour later showed
Cacy's head thoroughly softened , his
son Frank laid out by n 12x4 scantling nnd
young Cncy'a futher-in-law decorated
with n broken nose nnd battered eyes.
The latter two are dangerously injured.
Mr. Spring intimates his readiness to
entertain the remainder of the family
and relatives nt any timo.
The Burlington rend continues its
long haul on the producers of the state
for the solo benefit of Chicago. The
Lincoln Democrat presents this sample
of its friendship for the state : "From
all the western part of the state it costs
the same to ship hogs nnd cattle to
Chicago. But us soon ns it comes
within the radius of the territory in
which hogs may bo bought for the pack
ing houses nt Omaha , , Nebraska City
and Lincoln the Chicago tariff on hogs
is reduced. The Fairmont shipper of
hpgs got a reduction of $5 to ship to
Chicago. At Crete , $10. At Johnson
nnd nil other points near by Nebraska
packing houses the reduction in favor
of Chicago is $10. In plain words the
Burlington railroad'compels Nebraska
packing houses to pay 810 moro on
every car of hogs than they ought to
pay , simply that it may got the long
haul to Chicago. If it costs 810 less lo
haul n car of hogs than n car of cattle
from Crete to Chicago , it certainly costs
that much les from Juniatu or Hod
Cloud. ITcro is n clear case of discrimi
nation that cuts both ways. It oppresses
and discourages Nebraska packing
houses to the amount of many thousand
dollars annually. It robs the hog
raisers of throe-fourths of the state of
810 on every car of hogs they ship to
Chicago. "
Iowa Items.
There are 493 creameries in the stato.
Political poultry enjoyed their regu
lar fall airing last week.
Marcngo retains the county scat of
Iowa county by C,000 majority.
Four Kcokuk children played with a
bonfire and were severely burned.
Kcokuk is cultivating the trade of
Missouri by building roads into the
Cedar Rapids capitalists arc negotiat
ing for n site for an oatmeal mill in
Sioux City.
Manchester ships 8,000,000 pounds of
butter annually , trimmed with 500,000
do/.ens of eggs.
It is estimated that the bogus butter
law reduced the trattlc in Iowa by
$0,000,000 annually.
Sioux City dairymen report a shortage -
ago of milk and the well springs of pity
bubble cheerily for them.
Samuel E. Brown , formerly of Daven
port , nnd of a highly respected and in
fluential family , has been arrested in
St. Paul for forgery and robbing the
William M. Lock , an elderly resident
of Dos Moines , blow out his brains with
a revolver bullet. Mental aberration
produced by sleeplessness was the mo
tive of his madness.
A reward of 8.500 has been offered by
Governor Larrabco for the arrest an'd
conviction of J. Kacalack , the gunsmith
of Fort Dodge , who is charged with
having fired the Clay township farmer's
barn to cover n , surreptitious exchange
of horses some time since. '
Mrs. Anderson , arrested at Boone for
dealing in counterfeit money , was found
guilty in the federal court at DCS
Moines nnd flncd $100 with a term of ono
year in the penitentiary. The sentence
was suspended conditional upon good
Colonel Charles A. Clark , n prominent
attorney at Cedar Kapids , could not
comply with the registry law , being ab
sent from the city. Ho offered his vote was rejected. lie secured from
trio superior court nn order for the
board of election to receive his ballot.
This they refused to do and the entire
board was arrested. The constitution
ality of the law will probably bo tested.
Prairie fires are doing considerable
damage in the vicinity of Slcclo.
DTho new memorial hall of Phil Kear
ney po-jt G. A. It. ut Yankton was dedi
cated Wednesday evening.
The extension of the railroad from
Rapid City to Sturgis is now in opera
tion. The mule team and stage coach
nro no longer a feature of Rapid City
The vote of Fargo , the largest town in
north Dakota , was 1,283. The vote of
Sioux Falls , the largest town in south
Dakota , was 1,198 , though the vote of
Sioux Falls last fall was 1,805.
Within the past month or two a num
ber of samples of ores have been brought
in from the southern mining districts of
the Ilills which are claimed to bo tell
urium. Professor Rill , the noted pro
prietor of the Argo Colo.ore reduc
tion works , has examined samples of ore
from a mine a short distance from Cus-
tor , and unhesitatingly declares them
u combination of tellurium , gold and
The Burlington graders and track
layers are within hailing distance of
A now coal camp is being opened up
thirteen miles from Curbon by the Un
ion Pacific.
The Boomerang declares that there
is no longer any doubt that anthracite
coal has been found a few miles west of
A bloodthirsty Choycnno man offered
the Chicago sheriff a bonus of $20 n
head for the privilege of hanging the
anarchists. IIo did not got the job.
Cattle shipments from Wyoming dur
ing October amounted to 8,109 cars.
Estimating each car load ut twenty
head , wo have 62,180 head of cattle re
ported ns being shipped to the Chicago
and Omnha markets during the month ,
nnd to this number might bo added at
least 12,000 moro which were sent to
Nebraska feeding farms.
The double cob slack burning locomo
tives now running on the mountain di
visions of the Union Paolflc are known
as "man killers" among the railroad
boys. A single locomotive consumes
from twenty-six to thirty tons of this
stuff in making a trip from Lnramio to
Rawlins. They frequently run out nt
some point nlong the road , oven then ,
and nro compelled to sidetrack their
trains nnd run abend fcir n fresh supply
nt the nearest coaling station.
Tlie Stewart mansion in New York is
guarded by private watchmen at all
hours of the day and night.
What Ihe Tlonl Iilfo of n Western I'rtn-
prctor U Iilko.
Helena Correspondence N. Y. World :
People used to think thnt Iho life of a
gold-hunter Is a jolly ono ; lhas when ho
gets nut of funds ho simply retires to
the nearest mountains , finds a gold or
stiver mine , returns in a few day * , sells
the property for n large sum ami "blows
in" his easily acquired wealth against a
faro bank , or lo.-cs it In trying tu master
the intricacies of draw-poker. After
this ho sallies forth as before and refills
his depleted purse. The fact , however ,
is thnt the lifo of a prospector is not
easy or pleasant , but rather ono of in
cessant toll , innumerable hardships
nnd ditappointmonls. Nor is ho moro
given to gambling than those who are
engaged in other callings. In the
spring time , often with no other com
panion than a stubborn paek-mulo ,
which ho leads nlong with a halter , the
gold-huntei turns his back on such civ
ilization as border towns can boast of
nnd hides himself among the awful eoli-
tudesoftho mountains , whore ho re
mains , except when ho repairs to the
nearest settlements to procure fresh
supplies , pursuing his lonely nnd dan
gerous tasks until the storms of winter
compel him to Book shelter again
nmong the habitations of hisfellow men.
If perchance ho should discover a prom
ising lead during his summer explora
tions , then ho builds himself a snug
cabin of logs , or , if there is no timber
in the neighborhood , scoops out a hole
ii ; the side of a mountain , and , to use
his own expression , "camps on the pros
pect. " His diet consisls of fat bacon ,
broad of hisown manufacture and coffee ,
occasionally varied by roasted grouse , a
nlico of venison or other game supplied
by his own trusty rille. And he makes
his nightly bed on the brown lap of
mother earth.
As the gold-hunter ascends the slope
of the mountain which ho has selected
us the scene of his exploration ho notes
every change in the structure or com
position of the rocks. When a fnvor-
nblo locality is renched.n locality where
the geological formation indicates the
presence of gold , ho stops at the first
spring of water , unpacks his outfit ,
pitches his tent , if ho has one , which is
rarely the cato , pickets his tired mule ,
gathers a few loose rocks nnd places
them in Iho form of a horseshoe on the
ground , to servo as a steve , nnd then ,
with bent head and watchful eyes , care
fully scans every gulch and mountain
side , pries into every nook and cranny
in quest of those signs which Mother
Nature always posts near the spot where
she has hidden her precious treasures
Far up on the rugged Hanks of that
storm riven mountain the gold hunter
breaks off a piece of rock from a ledge
and lol it is flecked with bright , yellow
specks , not unlike that metal which till
mankind is glad to poss-oss. His heart
beats fast as he examines the specimen.
Ho wets the bright specks with his
tongue and picks at them nervously
with his penknife. They crumble at the
touch of that instrument , and then ho
throws the rock down with an angry
gesture , nnd mutters disappointedly :
"Pilgrim gold , be gosh. "
Now ho is down yonder in the gulch ,
which seems ns though it might bo the
repository of a vast amount of the yel
low metal , digging a hole in the gravel.
The trend of the drift is north and south.
Nature never piled up a drift in that
manner , especially in a ravine in this
range of mountains without sprinkling
it with gold. It was just such spots as
this that she loved to secret her most
beautiful metal whenever it was torn
from its native homo in the rock by the
slowly advancing glacier or the iloods
of bygone ages. _ A little stream of
water goes singing down the gulch , and
the tall bunch grass bends gracefully
over it as if charmed by the song. Hard
by a chipmunk sits ns motionless as a
stone at the entrance to its little hovel
and watches the intruder on its domain
with the greatest curiosity. On the op
posite flank of the mountain n ooyoto
skulks along in the manner of its kind ,
while high above the eagle is winging
his way , a speck across the blue.
The shaft Is down _ three feet , and now
the miner fills his pan with gravel from
the bottom of the pit and washes it in
the stream. Yes , there is gold in the
drift , for on the bottom of the pan glis
ten three colors. They are mere specks ,
it is true , but they arc the genuine arti
cle , nnd no mistake. This small find
encourages the toiler to continue his
search , for he knows that the heavier
particles of gold , no matter what may
nave been their position in the drift
when it was first deposited , will not rest
easy until they have reached the bed
rock and found a crevice for their grave.
And so ho sinks the shaft , to bed-rock ,
twelve feet moro. Ho drifts east along
the rock , ho drifts west , north and
south , and finds the precious stuff every
where , but not in sufficient quantities to
pay.Again ho is upon that cliff. How did
ho manage to scale those perpendicular
walls which form its side-si1 It seems as
though nothing but a bird could find a
foothold , and yet there ho is dancing
wildly around something tli t glitters
in the sunlight like an enormous ball of
silver. That pile is ore , rich in silver
nnd lead. Ho has just dug it out of the
ground. Is it any wonder , then , that
ho is in an ccstncy of delight , for it
seems ns though ho had struck it rich
at last. A little assistance from capital
is all he requires now to become a mil
lionaire. Ho sits down for a moment
and stares towards the oust with a yearn
ing look in his soft grey eyes. Ho is
thinking , perhaps , of the homo of
his childhood , and how ho has
mot with success nt last. Ho
leaps into the pit again and digs away
for dear lifo. But the walls of tlm lode
have .suddenly come together. It was
merely a pocket of ore , and will never
make him rich or anybody else ; and
fortune , who seemed sfo near to him a
moment ngo , is as far away as over.
The "pinching out" of that lode only
disheartened our prospector for a mo
ment or so , for there ho is now driving
a tunnel at the foot of thnt granite boss.
There is a fine lot of ore lying at the
mouth of the opening. It is a sugarycom-
by. drusy quart/ , and is sprinkled hero
and therewith gold. Carefully ho ex
amines the granite walls of the lode nnd
sue how clean they arc. The most skilful
workman could not have made them so
smooth or polished them half so well.
Ob ° ervo those shining bunches of crys
tals there in the heading , a sure sign
that the vein is a live ono. It is six
foot between walls , nnd the load matter
averages ? IO per ton. It is surely a rich
lodge and the miner's foudeot hopes
may yet bo realized.
But who are those two men who have
just come over the crest of the hill
above the tunnel. One of them has a
wooden box under his arm. It has no
cover and there is a paper containing
some writing fastened on the inner side
of Us bottom. They nro a villainous
looking pair thoso-two , nnd are there
for no good purpose. Shoo how they
crawl along , almost on tholr stomachs.
They conduct themselves as though
Rome ono might see them and make a
target of their worthless carcasses. But
nobody molests them. They have como
to a halt , set the box down on its end
and piled loose rocks on it to keep it in
place , and then sneak off-lho way they
came like a couple of cowardly coyotes ,
which they closely resemble.
Thtiso two worthies belong to that
disreputable class known hero in th
wcstns "claim jumpers. " They have
boon sent out by some covetous specula
tor , who wnnts the earth nnd who sticks
nl nothing to got it. or nt least a largo
slice of it. Ho has learned in some way
of this promising prospect , nnd has en
gaged these wretches to po t n notice
thereon , claiming the property. There
will bo a fierce dispute over it now. The
matter will bo brought into the courts ,
nnd will probably bo nettled porno time
in Iho ncxldccaue. Itwlllboiu'onlltctof
the friendless nnd ponnilcs ? against the
rich and influential. Might and not
right , generally wins In such cases , not
througn any fault of these who admin
ister the law , but because of the pov
erty of the rightful owner and the law
Such Is the real lifo of a gold hunter.
oxccpt in a few cases. . After years of
exhausting toil , and just when his
efforts nro about to ho crowned with
success , others step in and steal the
fruits of hi * Inborn , or by trickery and
fraud reap the harvest which ho has
sown. Those who so wrong him nro
highly honored nnd respected in the
communltins whore they reside , while
ho who first planted Iho standard of
civilization in the western \yilds , and
won n vast empire from the wilderness ,
steals Into an unknown grave.
A Queer Inscription on a
Chattanooga Commercial : A corre
spondent of the Commercial copied the
following unique and exhaustive epitaph
from a Tombstone in Tennessee and sent
it in as a masterpiece in its line. It
gives pretty much all of the deceased's
history , and ho certainly had a remark
able career. The stone was erected by
M. Muldoon of this city. The epitaph
is ns follows :
The 8thSon of
SOLOMON FII > IIITV : AnritAi.1. ,
Killed iu IhKiliy the Indians.
Of Puritan Stock.
And His Foutth Wife ,
Who was the third wife of J. Smith ,
who was her second husband , born at
the now city of Indianapolis , Ind. , in
the year of our Blessed Redeemer nnd
Savior , 1814 , on the Ifith day of Janu
ary , the same blessed year ; and , after
having been bapli/.cd by the proper
way , and acknowledging the true Bap
tist faith , was married to Peggy Cott
( the tallest ono ) , daughter of Jim Colt
( who lived _ at the forks of the rend ) who ,
having died , ho took to his tender
breast his true friend and mine
Martha Wolpus. The two above help
mates gave him seven sweet buds of
trust and affection , and I gave him ono
after his death myself , who got
scalded .accidentally by him on maple
sugar , and then still trusting the prom
ise of God , he clasped his wife for the
third lime , O ! HO swcetl his now weep
ing widow , Mary Bangs Aftornll ( whois
myself ) , nnd died soon after , on March
10 , 1872 , A. 1) . , peace lo hi * ashes. Hav
ing performed the work laid out for
him to do by his C renter , ho now rests
from his labors. There is no Borrowing
Erected by his weeping and disconso
late widow , and his truest wife , Mary
Bangs Aflerall.
A S trnnjioTiirfCarcrr.
Lelcx , who won the big race from Vo-
fanto , etc. , at Baltimore last Friday ,
says the St. Louis Republican , ran second
end to Hindoo for the Kentucky Derby
six years ago. Ho then wont to the bad ,
nnd at ono time helped tote a hoarse for
Scott < fc Lynch , the well known St.
Louis undertakers. Anotho phase of
usefulness was found for him on the
stage , where ho has boon seen nt the
rate of $ - a night in our different tho-
alres in "Tho Vovago on Suissc , " "Tho
Black Hussar , " "Kerry Gow" and other
piebes. Ho is probably as speedy a
miler as ever peered through a bridle ,
and no ono outside the authorities of
his present stable really know just how
fast ho his at from six to nine furlongs.
Catarrhal Dangers.
To l > o fioed from the dangers of nulTocutlon
uhllu lying down ; to In eatlio freely , bleep sound
ly nml uudUturbed ; to rlio lefrushed , head
clear , bruin netIvo nnd fico from palnornchu ;
to know that no poLsounm , putrid mutter denies
the bron th H ml rots HMIJtho dollcuto nmcliln-
cry of smell , tnHto and lienrliif , ' ! to fcol thnt the
systi'in does not , through Its veins and arterloi ,
suck up the poison that Is sure to nnilornilnn
anil destroy , Is Indeed a bleshtnt ; buyimrt all
other human enjoyments. To purchase Immu
nity fiom Kiich a futu tOumld bo the object of ull
allllctod. Hut those who liavn tried many reoiu-
dies anil physicians despair ( if relief or euro.
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