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    IHB OMAHA DAILY BE3 ? TUESDAY , MABOH. 6. 188&
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addressed to TUB llru Ptinumitrw COVI-ANV ,
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E. KOSEWATELl , Editor.
THK DAILY IIEE.
Sworn Statement of Circulation.
Etate of Nebraska , I _ ,
County of DoURlass. [ " '
lleo. II. Tzschuclc , secretary of The Ileo Pub-
lulling company , doc solemnly swear that the
cttinlclrciilntloii of the Dally Ileo for the Week
nutlnp .Murcli S. 1HW , \ \ as ns follows :
BiititrJay. Kel ) . Si 1M7
Pundny. Tob. sn , 111.10
Monday , 1'cli. 27 Mm >
IMPHday.Kcli.SH 1M10
Wednesday. Feb. ! 17triil
Thursday. Men. 1 17.no :
Friday , Men. 3 .17,880
Average 1B.821
OKO.n.TZBCHUCK.
Bworn to and ftubacrlhed In my presence this
8rd day of March , A. D. . 18 * ) . N. P. FKIU
Notary Public.
Btat of Nebranka , I. .
County of Douglas * , f
Ueo. II. TzHchuck , being first duly sworn , de
pone * nnd ay that he Is secretary of The llco
Publishing company , that the actual rerago
dally circulation of the Dally life for the month
of March. 1887 , 14,400 copies : for April ,
1S87. 14,318 copies ; for May , IBST ,
14.127 copies : for June , 1BCT , 14,147 copies ;
for July , 1K87. 14.1KJ copies ; for August ,
im" . 14.161 copies ; for September. 1R87 , 14,34'J
content for October , INC , 14,333 ; for November ,
1PW , 15,220 copies ; for December , 1887 , 15,041
copies ; for January , IfW * , lfiHXl copies ; for
February , 1888IB.WS copies.
QEO. n. TZPCHUCK.
Bworn and nubscribed to In my presence tlds
3d day of February. A. D. 1868. N. P. FBI I/ ,
Notary Public.
IT looks ns if the list of possible presi
dential candidates was complete. No
addition to it has boon made in nt least
a week" .
THE mossback of thirty years ago has
just crawled , out of his hole , but like the
ground-hog ho will bo back ill to it ,
beared by his own shadow.
IT Is In accord with the eternal fit
ness of things for the poor ola _ _ news
paper wreck on lower Douglas street to
champion the hare-brained schemes of
the Jefferson square mossbacks.
THE committee of congress to inves
tigate the trusts will enter upon its task
next Thursday. It is to bo hoped the
result will bo less unsatisfactory than
was reached by the committee of the
Now York legislature.
THE shadow of the coming presiden
tial election gives the hue to the counsel
of all politicians at this time. What is
most expedient for the party rather than
what is best for the whole people , is the
paramount question.
THR discussion of the now tariff bill in
the press is more favorable to the meas
ure than was to have been expected.
Even the mono candid among the or
gans of protection concede that in some
respects it Is fairer than they looked
for. But no one appears to bo at all
bane uine of its success.
THEHE Is very little probability that
Mr. Springer's omnibus bill for convert
ing four territories into states will got
through the senate , whatever may bo
its fate in the house. The injustice it
proposes to do to the people of Dakota is
so apparent , nnd the partisan reason
therefor so obvious , that wo have no
doubt there are democratic senators who
will not support it. The advocates of a
division of Datcota express confidence
that it will bo defeated in the house.
IT is by no means certain that Messrs.
Gould and Sago can yet congratulate
themselves that they are beyond the
reach of justice. The ruling that led
the recent grand * jury to drop the charge
against thorn is very generally con
demned as a perversion of the machin
ery of criminal justice , and it is very
likely the district attorney will feel
compelled to bring the matter before the
incoming grnud jury , in which case a
' different rouult is more than probable.
Now that wo have a minister to Mexico
ice It IB in order for the turbulent
'Texans and the mischievous Mexicans
to renew hostilities on the border.
Hardly had Minister Bragg presented
his credentials before the announcement
> came of an "affair" at Eagle Pass in
which ono Mexican soldier was killed
and another mortally wounded , while
members ot a sheriff's posse received
Eovoro flesh wounds. The matter has
been reported , to Washington , and Gen
eral Bragg will have an immediate
chance to show his ability as a diplo
matist.
THE American minister to England
did not give the customary banquet in
honor of Washington' * birthday. In
fact ho entirely ignored the holiday by
accepting an invitation to one of Lort
Salisbury's receptions. Minister Phelps
has long been known as a rabid unglo-
manluc , and has shown his contompl
for American principle ! and customs in
other ways than by slighting George
Washington's birthday. An ideal
American representative to the court
ot St. James should certainly bo a
scholar and a gentleman , but ho shoult
also reflect the highest typo of Ameri
can civilization. But this quality Min
ister Phclps sadly lacks.
A YEAH ago tue Boston Ifentid an
nounced in its columns that it proposed
ns un incentive to its employes , to dis
tribute nt the end of the year a certain
percentage of'its profits among them in
proportion to their salaries. At the
time the employes took but little stock
in the announcement , bo.Uo.vlng It to bo
R sort of an advertising sohomo of the
riauer. The managers of the Jteruh
imvo , however , kept their promUo , urn
n 'day or two ugo como $15,000 wore di
yldod , each employe receiving . an
amount , equal , to'4 pop cent * of his
wages. . It is not stated by the Bostoi
J/t'ruW whether it will continue Itr * plnj
during tlw present year. But Uiiiic ?
will be remembered as one ot the unique
examples in the history of prollt-shar-
"
'
A frnmlcGrAbbcrs' Still Itnnt ,
A concerted movement by the land
rings , pre-emption claim brokers and
own lot syndicates is in progress to proi
euro the rcmovrft of every special agent
of the general land office who has stood
n the way of marauders upon the na
tional domain. Whllo General Sparks
remained at the head of the national
nnd office the efforts of these land
sharks , cither at homo or at the na-
lonal ] capital , received no encourage
ment. The late commissioner was a
Inn nnd relentless foe of land
grabbers nnd claim frauds In
every shape , manner or form.
No matter what pressure was brought ,
or from what quarter the pressure came ,
to land agent who had proved himself
trustworthy was over allowed to bo dis
turbed.
Ever slnco Sparks was forced out of
the land ofllcc the cormorants nnd claim
speculators have boon active with
schemes nnd plots to displace the spe
cial agents who had made themselves
offensive to them by reason of their
fidelity to duty. In no section of the
country have the laud robbers shown
roator eagerness to resume operations
without hindrance than right hero in
Nebraska. In thcso efforts they have
been seconded by congressional in-
lluenco which was notoriously impli
cated in land-grabbing schemes in the
western section of the state. It remains
Lo bo seen , howovdr , whether the na
tional land office will play into the
hands of these land rings , syndicates
nnd bogus pro-oraptors , _ by removing
the officers whoso oxpcrionco enables
them to cope with the conspirators.
Acting Commissioner Stockslager knows
ns well as we do that the dismissal of
competent nnd tried special agents at
this juncture is not in the line of an
efficient administration of the land
olfico , nnd wo trust ho has the backbone
to rcsis all pressure for changes under
whatevc'r pretext it may come.
An Unwarranted Invasion.
A very earnest popular orotest is
being made against the course of the
Burlington railroad officials in import
ing into Nebraska armed men , who , with
out any authority from state , county or
municipal governments , are acting as
detectives and oxcrcising-a measure of
police surveillance in behalf and under
the direction of the corporation , This
proceeding is felt to bo a grave outrage
upon the rights of the state , an insult to
its authority , a disparagement of its
power to maintain nnd execute the laws ,
and in itself an act of lawlessness hos
tile to peace and good order. That
this invasion of armed men , whether
they bo called Pinkerton detectives
or something else , performing police
service under the solo direction and
authority ot the Burlington railroad
officials , is clearly without warrant of
law , it is presumed no Intelligent and
candid man will question. That it con
travenes thd exclusive right of the people
ple of this state , through the constituted
authorities , to appoint and commission
such persons as may bo necessary to
preserve the peace , protect property ,
and in all respects maintain and en
force the laws of the state , wo believe
to bo an indisputable proposition. That
its tendency is subversive of law , in
arousing the natural hostility of citi
zens to the presence and surveillance of
imported mercenaries acting under an
authority not recognized by the state ,
must bo apparent to everybody.
The proceeding on the part ot the
Burlington company is wholly unjustifi
able. Not only is it without warrant of
law , but there Is nothing in the circum
stances to give it excuse. The property
of the company has not been endan
gered. The employes of the company
have not been threatened. There has
been no attempt at violence on the part
of the striking engineers and firemen
and no intimation of a purpose to commit
violence. On the contrary the company
has boon most fully assured by those
who have the authority to speak for the
.strikers that the laws would bo most
carefully respected , and the character -
actor of the men engaged in
the strike was a sufficient
guarantee that' this would bo done.
But oven wore this assurance wanting
the company would have no right to
usurp police powers in the state by
quartering in cities and towns armed
men from another state to harrass and
overawe our citizens. The duty of the
company , and its only lawful recourse ,
was to appeal to the authorities for pro
tection , just as any business firm or
private citizen would do if apprehensive
of clangor to property or person. There
is no extraordinary power of self pro
tection conferred on any corporation ,
railroad or otherwise , doing business in
Nebraska , that can be exorcised
independently of those whom
the people have empowered to
execute the law , and any attempt by
any corporation to exorcise police
power regardless of the authorities com
inits a usurpation subversive of law and
hostile to the rights of the state nnd its
citizens.
This practice of the corporations of
hiring armed detectives nnd distribut
ing them through the states at their
pleasure , whenever they have any dif
ficulty with employes , has come into
vogue within the past few years , nnd
the general experience has boon such
as to strongly condemn it. Many of the
men who engage in this service are
worthless follows who arc either unfit
for anything else or too indolent to
work , and who have little care
for the law and none what
ever for the rights ot the
people among whom they may bo sent.
Feeling no personal responsibility , and
instructed to Iruvo no thought for any
but those they are hired to servo , they
have generally done moro to subvert
than to maintain law. The history ol
their employment records numerous in
stances in which people have been ruth
lessly shot down , and many examples o !
reckless lawlessness. Several states
have boon led by those experiences to
pass laws prohibiting the employment
within those states of those armed mer
cenaries , and It is evident that' such log-
illation must . in time bocbmo
general. The indignation- cit
izens of Nebraska at tho. pres
ence among' thorn of the Burlington
cmnpai > ya ) imported detective's is nat
ural and justifiable , and should at le.asl
fissure the company-that It cnn only lose
In popular regard by continuing Its.ob-
jcctlonablo nnd unwarranted course.
KccklcssncM In
The Kansas City investigation into
Lho Midland hotel catastrophe Is bring
ing to light some startling facjs. At
the Inquest of ono of the victims who
mot his death by the falling of the roof ,
the architect , Mr. Burnham , stated that
the accident was caused by the giving
way of the iron plates which supported
the trusses under the coiling of the din
ing room. The fault was duo to the
gro&s carelessness of contractors , es
pecially the men who contracted to do
the iron work on the building. The
plates were all too small. Where the
architect's drawings nnd specifications
called for plates two nnd ono-quurtor
Inches thick , the plates furnished by
the foundries wore only ono nnd one-
half inches thick. Where the specifi
cations called for plates throe nnd
seven-tenths feet square , the plates
wcro less than one-half that size.
The weight of the truss was therefore
thrown over n-smnller area of the wall ,
nnd the strain being so great caused the
weight of the truss to rest on the edge
of the plates Instead of the center. This
caused the bricks to give , and in the
opinion of the architect brought about
the disaster. The wall , Instead of being
a twenty-Inch wall , was only sixteen
inches thick. What further light maybe
bo thrown on the matter , ns the investi
gation goes on , remains to bo scon. The
testimony is sufficient , however , to show
that the con tractors and builders ignored
the plans of the architect. It is but
reasonable to infer from the evidence
that other parts of the building arc
faulty in construction.
And furthermore it is reasonable to
infer that other largo buildings of
Kansas City have been erected in the
past few years which have not been put
up according to the architect's plans.
But Kansas City is not the only sufferer
in this respect. In many other western
cities , property owners have been
victimized by the connivance of archi
tects with dishonest contractors in the
erection ot buildings. There seems but
little doubt that in the construction of
the Midland hotel the contractors and
building superintendent have had an
understanding to slight the work and to
share the profits of the egg-shell build
ing.
Don't You Know.
An old Jefferson square mossbnck who
had not enterprise enough to build a
fence in front of the house ho lived infer
for nearly a quarter of a century ; nnd
for more than twenty years refused to
pay his taxes , has the impudence to denounce -
nounce the editor of the BEE ns a liar
because this'papor has pointed to the
fact that the Missouri river runs within
five blocks of Jefferson square. ' 'Don't
you know , " says old mossback , "that in
Omaha , as laid out on the map of Anne
Domini Jones , the streets running
north and south are numbered , begin
ning with the river , and don't you know
that Jefferson square is bounded by Fif
teenth and Sixteenth streets , nnd , there
fore , you editorial blockheadthe square
is fifteen blocks from the river on the
cost line , and sixteen blocks on the west
line. "
This is indeed a stunner. But.old
Mossbnck does not appear to know'that
the topography of Omaha has under
gone some change since 1854. For
moro than twenty years , First , Second ,
Third , Fourth and Fifth streets north
of Farnam street have been in the main
channel of the Missouri river , which
at this date covers moro than eight
blocks of the original Anne Domini
plat east of Jefferson square. We ad
mit it was not thus in the nnte-diluviim
days of the Mossback. But while the
channel of the Missouri has changed
since the good old times the boil in the
blocks surrounding Jefferson square has
not changed perceptibly. The bank of
quicksand which Henry Llvosey struck
when ho was laying the founda
tion of the Cass street school still re
mains whore it was fifty years ago.
The wells in the blocks east and north
of the square still show water within
twelve to fifteen foot from the street
levels , and the oldest grave digger in
Omaha will not bo able to disprove that
fact by any "Experience , " post , presenter
or future. When it is proposed in all
seriousness to erect public buildings
with their thousands of tons of dead
weight on grounds that would require
costly piling for secure foundations , the
mossbacks and early settlers must give
way to stubborn realities.
Divided Against Itself.
Some of our local contemporaries pre
dict great things for Omaha from the
newly organized Union club. The BEE
is not so hopeful. It does not expect to
gather figs from thistles. ' The primary
objec * of the promoters of the club is to
cripple the Omaha club by withdrawing
support which is essential to its vitality
If the "Union" succeeds in breaking up
the Omaha club it will create enemies
and personal resentments that will take
years of time to heal.
The secondary aim of the "Union"
said to bo concerted action amen g Omaha
business men in fostering enterprises
that promise to promote the general
welfare of this city , and originating
schemes of public improvement which
would help to build up Omaha.
This'is very laudable , and would com
mend itself at first blush. But can the
Union club hope to achieve such su
premacy in giving direction to public
enterprises without clashing with the
board of trade ? Per , our part , wo do
not believe it can. The functions of
the board of trade as now organized
are virtually limited to the very objects
which the Union olub proposes to mo
nopolize. If the board of trade is ex
pected to confine itself to commercial
exchanges and trufllo arrangements ,
it may as well disband ,
It will take years of time
before a produce exchange can bo
practically maintained in this city. So
wo shall have discord nnd damaging
rivalry between the club and the board
of trade. And when it comes to ques
tions of public policy in which Qmaha
ia to join .hands with other cities , which
o ( those rivals will bo potential'/
Surely not the > club. A petition or re
.monstrance .from a chamber , of com
merce carries some-.weight with it , but
what attention would bo paid to the re
solves and potlUo'nJ * of a private clubV
Will a honso divided against Itself
achieve its objoctV
CQM > XKh.FiM.oW8 : was "endorsed"
by President Cleveland as the best roan
in New York for district attorney.
Maurice B. Flyntl nnd Rolln M. Squire ,
freed from a charge of conspiracy by a
faulty indictment drawn up by the dis
trict attorney , ajsq "endorse" Colonel
Fellows ns the best man in Now York.
STATK AND TEIUUXOnY.
Ncbrnflka Jotting * .
Beatrice republicans have clubbed.
8. E. Solomon lias sold the Culbcrt-
son Sun toll. W. Montgomery.
Platte Center wants a flour mill and a
brick yard. Good water power can bo
had for both.
M. E. Stevens , of Boone , was killed
by a team of runaway colts , noay Albion ,
Saturday night.
Holdrogo has sent complimentary
resolutions to Holdrcgo. Now make
way for the shops.
The Beaver City Times summarizes
the strike situation by saying that "wo
may reasonably expect a train at any
time. "
The voters of Hastings are asked to
sanction the 'expenditure of $15,000 in
extending the water mains of the city.
The election will bo hold next month.
The Grand Island Times sees no ne
cessity for Pinkerton's armed gang in
Nebraska. "Governor Thayer's militia
can kill all that the civil officers cannot
handle. "
A genius In Hustings has invented a
corset that plays a wedding march when
faqucozod. Another genius in Nebraska
City has perfected an improvement that
registers hugs. What the country
needs is a bullet proof corset for wine
room receptions.
Lincoln has organized tt society for
the propagation of Volapuk. To suc-
eessuilly cultivate this valuable adjunct
to the products of the state , the soil
bhould bo plowed deep in the fall nnd
harrowed in the spring , nnd the rootlets
planted In buckskin sacks to protect
them from the omnivorous book worm.
A Beatrice man made use of his leap
year prerogatives the other night by
dressing up in his wife's clothes and
parading the streets making mashes.
Later in the evening ho returned homo
to change his attire and found that his
wife was out in town in his business
suit trying to work up some new real
estate deals.
Iowa items.
The blossoming plum trees in Beatrice
have been nipped in the bud.
. The company nt Webster City boring
for gas lost their drill nt u depth of SI-jO
feet.
Marshalltown's High school has a class
of uniformed girlsMvho swing Indian
clubs. .
Sioux City is moving to catch the
main line , or a branch of the Duluth &
Omaha road , to boibullt this year.
The religiously'inclined people of
West Bend cont6tbphite building a
Catholic nnd Prenby'terian church.
A number of Humboldt citizens have
organi/.ed a company with 92,000,000 ,
capital to develop nim'inc in Colorado.
A Boone woman i said to have just
completed a crazjj quit with 24,781
pieces in It. Her ( 'husband keeps his
breeches togotherW with a horseshoe
nail.
nail.At
At a dance givenby a party of colored
people at Dubuquef JVVednc&uay night u
wh te girl was present who had boon
raised by negroes , and who , for her per
sonal charms , attracted more attention
than the dusky maidens. Everything
went as merry ns a marringo boll until
the white girl began to receive the at
tentions of a certain clunky damsel's
solid fellow , when the colored girl
pounced upon her and gave her a good
Hogging. The matter was aired in the
police court next day.
Dakota.
Dcadwood has anchored the govern
ment land office.
Peter Hey , in Hyde county , broke
prairie February 23 , which is 'rushing
the season.
The flouring mill at LaMoure is being
equipped with Hour packers and will
soon be running night nni day.
Gentlemen from Now York and Wis
consin , together with some Dakota ca ] > -
italists , will meet at Kodlleld March 14
to take steps toward incorporating the
Duluth , Itcdtlold & Southwestern rail
way.
way.Hormosa
Hermosa is said to bo all agog over
the recent discovery of tin and silver a
few miles west of that place. The silver
bolt lies about five miles west of Hermosa
mesa , in the direction of Huyward , and
thn tin discoveries are located from
eight to ton miles webt of Hcrmosa ,
near Bobiors' ranch , on Battle creek
below Hayward. The reported strikes
are said to be of considerable import
ance , inasmuch as the ore found in both
districts present the moat fluttering in
dications of value.
Ryan Prostrated.
Frank Ryan , the slayer of Mrs. Howard ,
was found prostrated and in a very nervous
condition In his cell at the central station
yesterday morning. The fainting spall
ho had the night before and
the severe medication ho was sub
jected to , has left htm physically weak and
mentally distraught. Ho was nervouH , rest
less and llttlo Inclined to talk ; his face is
pale and dark Hues encircle his eyes , and
that ho Is suffering much mental torture Is
plain to be soon. Falling to engage him in
conversation , the reporter left Ills cell Just as
his lawer , Mr. Bradley , was
admitted. The police bavo take no
stops In the matter and liavo col
lected no evidence. Tbe story about Ryan's
beluga hard drinker and addicted to the mor
phine habit it stoutly riifutcd by nil these
who know him best. ' Ho has never been
known to bo intoxicated about the residence
of the Scott's , nnd his room-mate declares
that ho Is but a very moderate drinker.
At 3 o'clock in the afternoon County Attor
ney Sluioral illud a complaint against Kyan ,
charging him with murder In tno llrst do
greu , and his preliminary examination is set
for this afternoon at - ' o'clock.
A Car Driver's Cruelty.
The driver of cor No. 85 , Park avenue line ,
was arrested yestordoj * afternoon charged
with cruelty to animals. ' At the time of Ma
arrest ho had nn overloaded car and was
mercilessly whipping his horses , which wcro
struggling to climb the slippery hill. The
complaining witness U prvillo J. Nuve. A
continuance was secured until Thursday
afternoon at 9 o'clock.
Coming From the Bluff's.
A ( committee appointed by the Council
Bluffs board of trade to confer with repre
sentatives of the Omaha board of trade with
a. view of enlisting support and encourago-
incnt in establishing a Ohautauqua assembly
at the Bluffs will arrive lu the city thU after
noon , and will present their arguments at
the Chamber of Commerce building.
Intor-Stati ? liullwuy Commission.
Commissioner GriflHta , of the freight
bureau of the Omaha board of trade , 1ms
been notified that ctho Inter-state railway
. commission will arrive in Omaha
on the 10th Id st to hoar argu
ments In ' the 'discrimination cusos
ugalnst the railroads' ' . On that occasion a full
showing of facts lu substantiation of the case
of the freight bureau will bo made. . . .
SOUTH OMAHA NEWS.
Abrnma , of Pcndcr , brought in six cars ot
cnttlo ycMcrtlsy.
O. yf. Perleo , of Western , 1ms two cars of
cnttlo oh the market ,
J. A. Fnwiler catno In from Silver City to
look over the market. > . '
H , & M. officials say they will ruli In n
stock train to-day.
Justice Levy continued tlio suit of Weld-
man vs. Pltrgcrnld for ton days yesterday.
Hlclmrd Otto August Itouther , oldest son
of Judge Hcuthor , has come to make his
Lome in South Omiilia.
The 1) . &M. allowed signs of llfo yoMerdny ,
nnd their switch engine wat doing auty for
the first time slnco the strike.
"Thoso who own the least spoke the most , "
is what ono disinterested upcctator * ald of
, the board of trndo mooting Saturday night.
Ticket Agent Woods la sick , nnd travelers
over the Union Pacific miss Ills genial face
nt the Windsor. E. P. Wclrs is officiating in
the meant lino.
The Owl club of the commission men shows
signs of disbanding , and yesterday ono
onico was filled with dclimiucnt moinberi.
They said that Roy Hough' the treasurer ,
had gone to Chicago , and the committee said
that it nnulo no difference , as none of them
had paid their dues. They held n meeting all
thosauio and Initiated uiisunpcctlngstrangors.
Twonty-fivo old army men mot In City
Cleric Wells' ofllco nnd
Saturday night re
solved to form n post. Knough money was
produced to pay for n charter , and Comrades
Buylls , Thoo. iilllot , J. B. Erlon , J. A. Mc-
Murphy and J. W. Cress wcro api > ointcdns n
committee to settle on the tlmo and place of
t he regular post meetings. Officers will bu
elected next Saturday ,
Jack Kulloy has boon boarding with Mrs.
Nelln Kearns , but for omo reason doesn't
feel Inclined to settle for the accommoda
tion , nnd Justice Levy continued the
case until the 10th in order that
both parties could think it over
The Exchange hotel guests yesterday were :
C. Abrnms , Pcnder ; H. J. Windsor. Omaha ;
J. A. Frazler , Silver City , In. j O. W. Pcrloy ,
Western , Neb.
After n three weeks' absence Judge Rou-
thcr returned from his trip to the cast , and
celebrated the event by lining "Farmer"
Young W and costs. Young was not de
terred by the killing of Johnny McKultn , but
went Into Gorman's saloon Saturday night
nnd attempted to own It. The attempt
proved n failure and ho sattled with the
Judge. The Judge had u pleasant trip , and
with the exception of three days' Illness in
Now York enjoyed himself.
For tlirco hours Saturday night the busi
ness men of South Omaha listened to instruc
tions as to how a board of trade should bo
run. Some of the speakers said that if they
hud noticed the 110 entrance fco , mentioned
in the petition they had signed , they would
not have signed It , but that once their signa
tures wcro nnlxcd thcv would stand by It if
the $10 broke them. Others wanted to have
It a "business men's club" with the necessary
attachments , but the majority evidently
wanted to BCD tt what It was Intended to bo ,
a genuine board of trade. Bcforo
they did so , however , the committee
appointed to nominate ofllclals for the first
term reported that is , two of them did. Ono
of them nominated himself us treasurer , and
both of them nominated a gentleman who has
not yet Joined the association as president.
It was too much , and the members present
adjourned for n week to think it over , but
they first christened the enterprise as the
"South Omaha Board of Trade. " They meet
again next Saturday.
MOHTUAItY.
citvnr.ns MOIIIIIS.
This young mini , for about throe years a
milcsimiu on the road for M. E. Smith & Co. ,
of this city , nnd one of the best
known of the commercial men resid
ing here , died of infinmmatory rheu
matism at , the residence of 12. A. Iloltou
n member of the above firm , Thirty-first
street nnd Popplcton avonuo. Ho had boon
ill but about ten days. His relatives reside
in Ohio and huvo been notified of the young
man's death. The date of the funeral will
not be announced until they arc hoard from.
Mits. IIUOUH.
The funeral of the Into Mrs. Hugus took
place yesterday afternoon from the family
residence , 12.23 North Nineteenth street , and
was largely attended , especially by the
older settlers of the city. The
services wcro conducted by Dean
Gardner of Trinity cathedral , nnd the re
mains were laid besides those of her late hus
band Peter Hugus who was buried a few
years ago in Prospect Hill cemetery.
The Coming Convention.
Delegates to the state convention of repub
lican clubs , to be held in Omaha on March in ,
Will bo given reduced rates on all railroads.
Delegates should buy full faro ticket to
Omaha and take agent's receipt. The secre
tory of the convention will give certificates
to all accredited delegates , which will enable
the holder to buy n return , ticket nt ono-Ilfth
tln regular faro ujKm presentation to the
ticket agents at Omaha.
Clubs intending to send delegates to the
convention should at once , If they have not
already done so , notify the undersigned and
give the names of the delegates chosen.
Hon. James P. Foster , president of the
republican league of the United States , Hon.
Stephen A. Douglas , Hon. Richard Yntcs ,
Hon. W. P. Hepburn and Hon. J. P. Deliver
will bo picscnt nnd address the convention.
Ciiuans A. CoM.tim , Secretary.
Room IT , Iran Bank.
State exchanges please copy.
William * Held For Trial ,
Ed WilliatnH , who received a charge of bird
shot from Frank Van Hummol's shot gun
Sunday morning while burglarizing Dr. Van
Hummel's house , was brought before Judge
Bcrka yesterday afternoon. Ho pleaded
guilty of tliu charge against him , wishing to
get through with his case as soon as possible ,
and the Judge put him under $1.200 bonds to
appear before the district court. His room
mate , John Robinson , was held as a witness ,
and being unable to furnish bonds for $200 , ho
too went tojail with Williams.
Licensed to Wed ,
The following marriage license * wcro is
sued yesterday by Judge Shields i
Name and Residence. Ago.
( Daniel Rouse , Omaha 22
| Annie Franklin , Omaha 21
j Arthur E. Shockley , Omaha. . . ; 27
| Jessie Dudley , Omaha 20
j Carl Richard Larson , Omaha S2
j Clara Bcrgrccn , Omaha. . . . . . . . . .40
Freight Bureau Meeting.
The freight bureau committee of the board
of trade met yesterday afternoon and con
sidered several matters regarding the rela
tions of business enterprises with the rail
roads. Some debate was entered into re
lating to the action of the board of directors
on the Intcr-stntc commerce bill last Monday
night , and it is understood the matter will bo
reopened at an early date.
Sheriff Coburn'a Report.
Yesterday Sheriff Coburn submitted a
tabulated statement to the county com
missioners of the number of prisoners re
ceived at the county Jail and cared for siace
January 1,1851 * to Uecember.31,1S37.
_ _
A BURNING MOUNTAIN.
The Great"WjroininK Con ! Ilnnk Which
Has Bccu Hnrnlng for ARCS.
A Wyoming MuUiattou writes to the
the St. Louib Globe-Domocrat from Oil
City , Wyoming :
ThU burning mountain is really a coal
bank in which for years and years a fire
has boon smoldering' , giving out , as did
the Schechinae to the Israelites of old
during tliolr wanderings in the wilder *
ness in search of the promised land , n
"pillar of fire by night and a cloud o (
smoke by day. ' ' As it ia far remote
from any settlement , and situate in the
heart of what is known as the "bad
lands , " it ia but little known to any but
cowboys , whoso duty leads them moro
frequently through tlio wild paths of the
unfrequented country than the moro
beaten ones of civilization.
To one visiting this burning mountain
for the firfat time , the country presents a
most dreary aspect. For a mile or moro
around the several qnanlngfc..tho ground
is parched uiul baked and bare. Great
beds of'coal'crop out around this spot ,
aud during tU 'fierce windstorms that
frequently rnpc in this nUltutlo , the
llro , whorcx U is hear the surfaceSi8
fnnncd into n torrldo blnzo'which nt
tlinos Icnpa hlffh 'in the uir , nnd the
sight rtt'nlght when vlbwcd from ft dirf-
tanco , whllo wlord. Is n most beautiful
nnd fnsQlimtinjr one.
For fully half n mtlo nlonp the edKO
of the coil : roof the little tongues of lire
shoot un from crevices nnd run nlonif
the oartli , twisting and turning in nil
sort of weird and fantastical Hlmpcs ,
which can only bo compared to so many
little cluvlls at piny ; lumping and run
ning nnd scampering hither and
thither , until n Htrong gust of wind
raiser n greater shoot , that spreads out
its fiery unns like Stitan himself , on the
approach of which consternation tmoins
to tak'o possession of the smaller imps ,
and with a scamper they nil disappear
into Bpaco , Grotesque and ghom-liko
shadows hover nbotit the outer edges ,
whllo the mournful dirge of the wind
shrieking around the sides nnd through
the crevices of Pumpkin buttcs , tlio
plmiitom-llko outline of which can bo
neon nt intervals , give to the shadows n
sepulchral voice , which reminds ono of
Dante's "Inferno1 : nnd the cowboys
have appropriately dubbed the place
"Hadcsitto.
Many explanations are given as to the
origin of the fire. Some claim that the
place was struck by lightening , while
others , nmong whom is my informant ,
Mr. Cooper , siiy that there' is a strange
story told by some of the old Indians
who still hunt through this country ex
plaining how the lire originated. Tlio
Indian legend is that a count
less number of snows back
when Wyoming was only known
nnd marked on the map ns part of the
"Groat American Desert , " and all the
country west of the Mississippi was still
n virgin wilderness , n young bravo of
tlio Crow Indians called Littlo-Chlef-
with-13ig"Euglc-Claw9 , so named from
the eircumstnnco that while yet but n
boy he killed an enormous eagle , the
claws of which ho over afterwards wore
on a buckskin string around his neck ,
fell desperately in love with a beautiful
young Indian maiden of the Arnpahoo
tribe who was known in society as
Flower-that - Blooms - in - a-Snow-Drift ,
from the fact that she was born lute in
the spring by the banks of a pretty lit
tle stream , near which was n , deep bank
of snow with llowors already blooming
around the edge , The lovers mot with
much opposition from both triboswhich
nt that time were nt war with each
other. Yet even as it so happens in
civilized circles , whore a non loves the
daughter of his father's most blttor
enemy , they persevered nnd finally
were mnrriod , nnd the Littlo-Chiof-
with-Big-Engle-Claws brought hisbrldo
home to rule over his wigwam.
But her beauty and the attention and
devotion shown her by Little Chief
something unusual nmong Indians-
brought down on her the jealousy and
hatred of the other squaws of the Crow
tribe , and to use the language of the
day , she was "cut" by the ban-ton nnd
aristocrats , and ostracized from society.
Ho Little Chief put up his to pee some
diHlnncc from the others , nnd they lived
alone , happy nnd contented in each
other s love.
Of this union ono child was born , a
bright-eyed , blnck-hnlred little papoose ,
that was the "sunlight nnd starlight" 6f
their wigwam. But when ho was yet
scarcely ono yuar old , the war between
the Crow and Arnnahoes broke out
afresh , and Little Chief wont forth with
the other braves to do battle. They
camped in u little valley on the banks of
the Bella Ifourcho , and lenvirfg the old
men , squaws and children to take care
of the camp , the younger braves wont
out in search of the foe whom their
Scouts reported lurking in thoatirround
ing hills. In the first skirmish Little
Chief , who was foremost in the light ,
was mortally , wounded and carried off
the Held dead , but the Arapahoes were
put to flight.
When the news reached "Flowor-thnt
Blooms-in-a-Snow-Drlft" in her lonely
wig warn that night she was distracted.
Heartbroken and alone among u strange
people , and a people , too , against whom
her own tribe were waging u bitter war :
the husband whom she adored nnd
loved with all the ardor of her eavago
nature , dead ; a widow ore yet the honey
moon had scarcely waned , her lot was
indeed n hard ono. And to add to her
wrctchodnosg the other squaws gathered
around her , nnd now that Little Chief
was no longer there to protect , her ,
jeered nt and mocked her ; laughed ut
her borrow , taunting her with tno cow
ardice of'hor brothers , and asked her
why she did not go to her own tribe
that were now running and fleeing like
so many squaws before the superior skill
nnd bravery of the Crows , and they ac
tually drove her from her wigwam.
Clasping her little papoose close to her
breast she started out into the darkness
nnd the night alone with horsorrowand
began her weary march across the moun
tains , nnd like a wounded deer , hoping
only to reach the homo of her people
and the scenes other happy youthwhoro
Little Chief wooed and won her ,
that she might lay down by the graves
of her forefathers and die. But coming
to this old coal bank , under tha point of
which the wind had worn a CAVO , and
being weary nnd foot-sore , nhe crawled
into it and throw herself on the ground.
The cry of her baby , however , roused
her , nnd resolving for its sake to liva ,
she went out and gathered some sagebrush
brush nnd built a fire In the cave to keep
herself and babe warm. And it is sup
posed , worn out after her long and
weary journey , she lay down to rest'and
fell asleep , during which the coal took
fire and the gas suflicatod both mother
and child , us they were never soon or
heard of again. A few days after this
some scouts saw the smokonnd thinking
it cumo from the camp fire of their
enemy , reconnoitered until they found
the true cause , and that fire has boon
burning over since.
Such is the story of this wonderful
burning mountain as told by an old In
dian to Mr. Crnpon , who from long as
sociation with them can understand and
talk the Arapuhoo language fluently ;
nnd such is the story as ho told it tome
mo , detached portions of which I hnvo
frequently heard from the cowboys and
Indians during the pttst three or four
years ; and however much truth there is
In the portion relating * to the origin of
the fire , certain it is that the Indians
hold the spot in great fear and avoid
and shun it , thinking in their suoorsti-
tious imagination that the gliost-liKo
shadows which nightly hovur and play
nlxiut the spot are the spirits of the lost
'Plowor-thnt-Bloomed-in-a-Snow-Drift , '
nnd the children of the little papoose
that perished with her.
A It evolutionary Treasure Found.
St. Louis Globo-Demoorat : Several
thouband dollars in old gold coin in
earthen pots were exhumed by Lorenzo
Mcars , on his farm in Accomac county ,
Vu. , recently. A tradition in the
neighborhood suys a largo amount of
money was concealed on the farm dur
ing the American revolution by the
lory proprietor , who , having tone to
Kngland during the war , died there
without Using the spot where ho had
burled the money. Is'ot many yearn ngo
some of the descendants of the old tory
proprietor camcr over hero and spent
several hundred dollars in making ex
cavations in u fruitless bcarch for -tho
money. All the ground araund the old
houbo was thrbwu.up and deep trenches
wore' dug wound' the yard , sighs of
which i'et remain. It Is'bald that
Englishmen brought over with thorn nn
old negro who had boon n servant of
the revolutionary proprietor , nnd who
professed to know where his master had
burled the monoy. Tlio Englishmen
finally givvo up the search and-wont
back to-England. .
Nothing moro was hoard of the treas
ure until Mcars accidentally struck
upon It whllo planting some fencp postn
around the yard. Moars tried to keep
the matter n sccrot. but a little boy Who
lives with him wont to the neighboring
village of Pungoteaguo nnd lot the
secret out. Ho informed some persons
there that his "Uncle Ilen/.ie" now had
lilies of money , having recently dug up
nn iron pot full ot gold nnd silver
which two stout men could hardly
carry. Mcara will not talk about his
llnd , but to-day showed several gold
coins to his neighbors. These coins are
old English money , some of them being
stamped with the imago of Charles II. ,
others with that of George III.
The place where the trcifeuro was
found was ono of the oldest on the east
ern shore of Virginia. Two hundred
nnd fifty years ago it was the seat of the
qucon of Nanduu , an Indian beauty ,
who ruled over the savage tribes that
inhabited that region. Near by is the
burial ground of the Nandua Indians.
The crook has cut away the earth till
many of the skeletons are exposed to
view , nnd as the bank caves in from
time to time the bones fall down into
the water and drift with the ebbing tldo
out into the bay. Some of the skeletons
nro of finnt size , and many of thorn are
buried in coIllns that were "hewn out of
solid logs. These whitening skeletons ,
ns they protrude from the uido of the
cliff , present a ghostly spectacle.
"
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