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TEXAS is invading Denver "ton thou
sand strong" to take part in the Denver
and Fort Worth celebration. The round
up will last thrco days.
JAY Goai/D blames a woman for all
liis troubles in court with the Denver
Pacific. Has Jay Gould met his match
at lust ?
TUB Paris court of appeal has re
versed the decision of the lower court
which sentenced Son-in-Law Wilson to
two years' imprisonment. M. Wilson
should now come to America and Icct-
TltK Knights of Labor have drawn
the line of membership at the saloon
keepers. The boor-brewers of the
United States have agreed to employ no
Knights of Labor. Will the knights
boycott beer and take to cold water for
their boyerage ?
Now that the paving contracts for
this season arc lot , property owners will
bo besieged by contractors and their
agents for signatures to petitions desig
nating paving materials. Before sign *
ing tjieso petitions property owners
should carefully study the relative cost
for paving materials , and select what is
most advantageous. The cheapest is
not always the host.
JOHN : T. HOFFMAN was governor of
Now York a few years ago in the palmy
days of the Tweed ring. At that time
ho was ono of the most prominent and
active politicians of the state. Next to
Tweed , ho occupied a. larger share of
public attention than any man in the
country. His death has just boon cabled
from abroad , and the newspapers have
summed , up his obituary in thrco Hues.
IT is said that if it becomes necessary
to avoid sectional bickering ever tbo
chief justiceship , President Cleveland
will compromise by appointing Minister
Phelps , our representative at London ,
to the seat .made vacant by the death of
Judge Waito. Minister Phelps , however -
over , is bettor fitted to make after din
ner speeches to the English than to as
sume the robes of the chief justice.
FINANCIKUS will open their eyes in
wonder at the success of M. DoLosseps
in obtaining a now loan of fifty million
francs from the agricultural people of
Franco to carry on the work of the Pan
ama canal. So much cold water has
been thrown on the project by capital
ists and by the French government that
everybody predicted that the bubble
was about to burnt. If DoLcsseps con
tinues to drain the pockets of the middle-
classes the French government will bo
obliged to class the plucky canal-builder
with American hogs , and keep him out.
Rispoim of secret meetings and con
sultations of prominent democrats , ul-
logod to bo hostile to the ronomlnation
of Mr. Cleveland , continue to find circu
lation , but the nearer wo got to the date
of the democratic national convention
the more certain become the outward
indications that the persons unfriendly
to the president will have no show. It
is not questionable that Senator Gor
man , of Maryland , Senator Brown , of
Georgia , Senator Hearst , of California ,
nnd a few others would bo very glad to
have Mr. Cleveland out of the way , but
ho misfortune of all those gentlemen is
that they cannot make it appear to dem
ocrats of the rank and file that they are
actuated by u desire single to the wel
fare of the party. Everybody knows
that considerations moro or less per
sonal or sottish control all of thorn
in their displeasure with Cleveland ,
while no ono ot them has such a'claim
upon the party as to justify unysaorlflqo
in his behalf , Why should any demo
crat outside of Maryland , for example ,
trouble himself about the grievances of
Senator Gorman , and what claim has
' Mr , Hearst upon the party that should
induce it to give any very serious atten
tion to his desire ? But the supreme
fact is , that'tha great majority ot the
party feel that its cause would bo en
tirely hopeless without Cleveland , and
did they respect him much less than
they do his ronomlnation would still bo
assured because believed to bo absolutely
necessary , if the party would not sur
render nearly every chnnco of success.
As the situation now appears there is
but ono man who can prevent the re-
jiouu nation of the president , and that is
Mr. Cleveland himself. And ho can. bo
tafoly depended uuou uot to dp it ,
A lawless Cbmblhntlbn.
Within the past ton days over ono
hundred of the grain dealers owning
grain elevators on the various lines of
the Burlington system In Nebraska ,
have organized themselves into n trust
with on authorized capital of five mil
lions. This "elevator trust" has boon
formed in palpable violation of the act
passed by the lost legislature prbhiblt-
ing pooling nnd other combinations by
grain and cattle dcalors. The aot re
ferred to makes it unlawful "for any
grain dealer or grain dealers , partner
ship , company , corporation or associa
tion of grain dealers , or any other per
son or persons , partnership , company ,
corporation or association , to enter into
any agreement , contract , or combina
tion with any other grain dealer or
grain dealers , partnership , com
pany , corporation or association
of grain dealers or any other
person or persons , partnership , com
pany , corporation or association , for the
pooling of prices of different and com
peting dealers and buyers , or to divide
between them the aggregate or not pro
ceeds of the earnings of such dealers
and. buyers , or any portion thereof , or
for fixing the price which any grain
dealer or grain dealers , partnership ,
company , corporation or association of
grain dealers , or any other person or
persons , partnership , company , corpora
tion or association , shall pay for grain ,
hogs , cattle or stock of any kind or na
ture whatever , nnd in cnso of any agree
ment , contract or combination for such
pooling of prices of different and com
peting dealers and buyers , or to divide
between them the aggregate or not
proceeds of the earnings of such dealers
and buyers or any portion thereof , or
for fixing the price which any grain
dealer or grain dealers , partner
ship , company , corporation or associa
tion of grain dealers or any other per
son or persons , partnership , company ,
corporation or association shall pay for
grain , hogs , cattle , or stock of any kinder
or nature whatever. "
The second and third sections of this
act further define the various methods
of combining for the purpose of fixing
price's and pooling earnings , and de
clare such acts to bo misdemeanors
punishable by fine or imprisonment , as
the court in such cases may de
cide. Parties entering such combina
tions are also made liable for damages
caused to any party that may sustain
loss through the operations ot such un
lawful pools.
The five million dollar elevator trust
has evidently boon formed with the
view to evading the penalties imposed
by the act of 1887. The protouse under
which the partners in this unlawful
combination will seek to circumvent
the law is that they have formed no
pool and entered into no combination
with any company , association or dealer
for a division of profits or .for the con
trol and regulation of grain rates. The
"trust " they will assort is
, , a corpora
tion doing business at every point
where its grain elevators are situated.
These elevators no longer being the
property of various persons or firms ,
there is no combination or pool between
these various dealers In grain , .who now
have become stockholders'in ono corpo
ration , managed by. ono set of officers
under uniform by-laws.
This is whipping the devil around the
. The "trust" is
stump. nothing moro nor
loss * than a gigantic combination of
dealers in which profits are divided ac
cording to the value of the property
turned in by each , while there is no
pooling between the elevator "trusfand
other corporations or firms , the profits
of the elevator trust depend largely
upon its power to destroy competition.
With all the elevators on the Burling
ton lines south of the Plattc , inside
of the grain trust , the price
which grain will command in that seu-
tion of the country will bo absolutely
fixed by the now combination. If the
elevator trust is not an unlawful combi
nation to prevent competition in grain
traffic and control the price of Nebraska
products , wo are at a loss to comprehend
the intent of the law makers and the
plain language of the law.
Stanford's Audacity.
Senator Stanford was on last Monday
again before the senate special com
mittee having in charge the reports of
the Pacific railway commission. Wo
have referred to the audacity with
which on previous occasions this master
spirit in the Central Pacific scheme of
plunder had defended himself and his
associates , on the plea that what they
had done was n great patriotic achieve
ment which saved California'to the
union , nnd that this alone would bo
sufficient to warrant the government in
releasing the corporation they control
from all obligations , or legislating re
garding those obligations , BO that the
patriotic boodlors and their heirs for
several generations would not bo
culled upon to moot them. The
Inter utterances ot Stanford are in
a different vein , but no less brazen nnd
audacious. Ho told committee that
in not n single Instance had the Central
Pacific railroad company boon derelict
regarding the obligations to the govern
ment and pcoplo imposed upon it by the
nets of congress creating it. Of what
stuff must a man bo made who will utter
u statement of this kind in face ot the
fact that the corporation ho represents
has not only never made any adequate
provision for the payment of Its indebt
edness to the government , but who o
officers will not say what they propose
to do toward paying the government the
money that will bo duo within the next
ton years.
The government loaned the Central
Paolflocompanyovor twenty-ao'von mil
lion dollars in bonds and has paid inter
est on these for over twenty years , so
tliat over sixty million dollars have been
advanced to date , The agreement of
the company , when it received the mu
nificent aid extended by the United
States , was to. repay the loan and so
much of the interest as had not been
repaid by transportation or percentages
of not earnings at the expiration of
thirty years , But , says the report of
the railway commission , "tho course
pursued by Stanford , Huntlngton , Hop
kins and Crocker was necessarily abso
lutely destructive of any possible secur
ity , " Further , to show why the road
could not fulfil its sinking fund , and
interest obligations , the report , says !
"Tho financial inability of the cdmpnny
to mopt these requirements is the result
ot the profligate nnd wanton dis
persion of the assets , of the com
pany in dividends , the aggregate
amount of which exceeded 834-
000,000 , and the extravagant
contracts. " The profits of the contracts
wcro shared by the firm of Stanford ,
Hunllngton , Hopkins & Crocker. "In
general , " says the report of the railway
commission , "it may bo said to bo estab
lished by the evidence that the con
struction contracts nnd nil , the import
ant contracts for materials nnd supplies ,
wore made between the Central Pacific
railroad company nnd companies con
trolled by Stanford , Huntlngton , Hop
kins ft Crocker. These four persons de
termined the terms ot nil these con
tracts , and the result has been that
through the payments mndo by the
Central Pacific railroad company they
have received , n9 profits , n vast amount
of stocks nnd bonds. These resulting
from the construction contracts above
stated represent ever ono hun
dred million dollars in stocks nnd ever
five millions in bonds , " Is there not
in this n sufficient explanation and
justification of the general opinion , de
precated by Senator Stanford , that the
builders of the Central Pacific had
made vast sums of money at the expense
of the government nnd the people ?
But perhaps the crowning audacity of
this master spirit of the Central Pacific
conspiracy is his [ talk about the
inviolability , on the part of the govern
ment , of the contract with that com
pany. With equal propriety might the
robber who had boon run down nnd cor
nered ask his victim to respect himself
as n gentleman nnd nllow the culprit to
go his way. The Central Pacific
managers having failed to keep
their side of the contract ,
and having declined to say what
they will do to meet their obligations ,
have no further claims upon the consid
eration of the government. Its obvious
duty is to protect itself against further
loss at the hands of this unscrupulous
combine and to got back what it may of
the moneys which the millionaire man
agers of the Central Pacific have mis
applied or appropriated It Is a waste ot
time to discuss terms with such men as
Stanford nnd his associates , who have
nothing fair to propose nnd who have
said that they will not bo nblo to pay
the debt that in a few years will bo duo
the government. '
Dcfyinji the Courts.
Resolved , That I. S. Hascall , Michael Lee
and J. M. Counsman bo and they nro hereby
appointed a committee to arrange for and
procure and they nro hereby instructed to
arrange for and procure , by competition or
otherwise , suitable and sufllcicut plans ,
sketches and drawings for a city hall build
ing adapted to the ground and property com
monly known nnd designated 'ns Jefferson
square , as a site and locution for the same ,
and said committee shall from time to time ,
and at as early a date as practicable , report
back to the council for concurrence and ap
proval , such sketches , drafts and plans ns
may from time to time be planned and pre
pared : and , in the direction of , and arrange-
mcnt'for , such plans' , drawings and sketches
they shall bo limited to the sum of $300,000 as
the cost in full , and in all its details , of Bald
city hall building.
This resolution is a .flagrant violation
of both the letter and spirit of the .in
junction issued by Judge Doano and
concurred in by Judge Wakoloy. Every
councilman who voted for it has laid
himself liable to the penalties imposed
by courts for contempt.
Judge Doano's injunction order is
very explicit and cannot possibly bo
misunderstood by anybody conversant
with the English language. It reads as
follows :
An order will bo made temporarily enjoin
ing the defendants ( or such of them as the
injunction should apply to ) from annulling
or setting aside the plans and specifications
of E.'E , Myers , architect for the erection of
the city hall building , as refcrredto , in ordi
nance No. 050 , adopted and ratified by a vote
of the majority of the legal voters of said
city , or from proceeding under any other
plans or specifications or any substantial
change of the Myers' plans until an ordi
nance specifying such plans , or substantial
changes in the Myers plans shall have flrst
been submitted to nnd ratified by a majority
of the legal voters of the city voting thereon.
Also from removing or destroying the base
ment or sub-basement already erected upon
lots 5 and 0 in block 110 in the city of Omaha.
Also from erecting or contracting to erect
a city hall building upon any other
ground than upon said lots above described ,
iintll an ordinance providing therefor shall
have been Jimt submitted to and ratified by
a majority of the legal voters of the city
voting thereon , or from using any portion of
the bonds voted for the purpose of paying
for the construction of a city hall for the use
of the city of Omaha called "city hall
bonds , " or the proceeds ttiereof for the erec
tion of n city hall on any oilier site than
upon said lots above described , until an ordi
nance providing for such use shall have been
flrst submitted to nnd ratlflod by majority
of the legal voters of the city of Omaha
voting thereon , .
This order will not interfere with the
changing of the site for a city hall building
nor with the adoption of different plans and
specifications upon which to erect it , j > ro-
vlded Uic qimtlon of such site and plans
shall be flrst submitted to and ratified by a
majority of the. l&jal voters of the city
voting thereon.
In the face of this injunctfon nine
councilmen have recorded their votes
for a proposition to locate tlio city hull
on Jefferson square , whllo the ordi
nance locating the building on Eigh
teenth nnd Farnatn , ratified by the
pcoplo , still remains In force. They
have voted to Incur a liability of sev
eral hundred and possibly thousands of
dollars for architectural plans for n
building to cost $300,000 , when the court
expressly enjoins them from nny such
scheme until the existing ordinance , by
which the Myers' plans were ratified ,
shall hnvo boon repealed by
the council , nnd that repeal has been
ratified by a majority of the people.
Nobody knows the scope of Judge
Doano's injunction belter than Hascall ,
who acted in the double capacity of assistant -
sistant city attorney and defendant in
the case. Nobody knows better than
Hascall that the resolution for which ho
and eight other councilmen voted was a
defence of the order of the court , Had
the resolution passed we have no doubt
that Judge Doano would have taught
Hascall and his followers to respect his
orders , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ „
Tiiiiiiu could bo no better evidence of
the inotlloloncy of Mr. Vilus ns. post
master general than is presented in the
.fact that his successor is finding it nec
essary to institute investigations iutp
the management pt several ot j.ho larger
postofllcosf of the country. Complaints
hnvo been prevalent for n long thno nt
Chicago , Philadelphia , Boston , nnd
some other citlosilregarding the way In
which the service * fais being performed ,
but during the incumbency of Mr. Vilas
very little nttcntfon was given to these
complaints. Ono Important reason for
the defective sorylco was undoubtedly
the fact that thcsii bfllccs had not n suffi
cient number of c\orks \ nnd carriers to
do the work efficiently. That has boon
the trouble in Ctfrinhn. The policy of
economy , for whlchMr. . Vilns expected
to obtain great credit with the coun
try , was responsible for this. Ho
is not n practical man , nnd hcnco did
not understand that of nil the depart
ments of the government the last in
which aniggnrd policy cnn bo employed
is the postolllco department. The people
ple do not want economy in the postal
service at the expense of efficiency.
But thcro were also unfortunnto ap
pointments that have worked to the
detriment of the service. Ono of the
worst wns that of Postmaster Judd , of
Chicago , nnd that office Is now under
going n thorough Investigation. Others
nro promised elsewhere. If Postmaster
General Dickinson is really determined ,
ns ho seems to bo , to place the postal
service of the country on an efficient
basis , ho will find little time to devolo
to politics. But if successful ho will
win far more credit from the country
than any political victory to which ho
might contribute would give him.
TltK extension of the time for the
payment of the Union Pacific debt to
the United States , as recommended by
the majority of the Pacific railroad
commission , was based solely upon their
faith in the integrity of Mr. Adams.
The house committee on Pacific
railroads likewise pinned its faith
upon the honesty of the pres
ent Union Pacific management. Now ,
however , n rumor is afloat that since
the death of Vice President Potter , n
movement is on foot to remove Mr.
Adams as president of that rood. If
congress grants the extension asked for
by the Union Pacific on the strength of
Mr. Adams' honesty , and he stops down ,
what guarantee will the government
have that the wreckers who exploited
and plundered the Union Pacific will
not again have full control.
Mu. BURNHAJI'S resolution to lot
Hascall and Counsman procure city hall
plans by compotitjon "or otherwise" is ,
to say the least , n surprising move from
nn unexpected quarter. Why were
Counsman and Hascall selected ? Is it
because they onjoypopular confidence ?
The Hebron Journal believes that "tho
time is near at hand. . , when corporations of
capital and combinations of labor will be
nnd must bo sternly.provented from making
the business , property , and rights of the
people at large a football upon which to vent
their spleen. Conspiracies not only against
the state and nationlbut , against the people
as well , must cease.--
The Platte Center JNews very pointedly
remarks : "The onl5 way to settle forever
the question'of strikes on , the railroads is'for
the government to tataf the roads under its
control , either by purchase or a lease. The
government pays good salaries , and you
hear of no strikes among its employes and
very seldom of a resignation. The public
could bo benafittcd by reducing the abnor
mal freight rates. It would bo a blessing to
the country. "
The Wayne Gazette makes the following
observation : "Nebraska is pre-eminently a
farming state ; and her pcoplo will not bo
apt to bo very greatly enthused over the
election of the leading railroad attorney and
the great mogul of'the oil room , to tnc presi
dency of the republican league of the state.
It is a most egregious blunder , and the - convention
vention followed it up by electing the notorious
rious by-bidder , Brad Slaughter , to the sec
retaryship. With such leaders , were Ne
braska less firmly rooted nnd grounded in
the principles of republicanism , the party
would meet with inevitable defeat.
The Hastings Independent liasgono into a
spasm because the BEH has taken exception
to making the state league of republican
clubs a railroad politicians' machine. In the
same breath that sheet exclaims :
"Men may strike and men may combine ,
but the farmer "pays lor all. " The rail
roads make n living off their earnings and
tlio railroad employes are paid out of these
earnings. Tlio farmer and nature are
tlio people's grout benefactors. His is the
ceaseless round of labor , whoso crowning
glory is in that ho feeds the world and with
out him things would soon go the bad. "
Yet to oppose the monopoly politicians is a
deadly sin.
The Fremont Tribune , in wondering how
Blcrbower can hung on so long nnd so suc
cessfully , remarks : "Tho democratic news
papers are again making a prolonged howl
over the fact that Ellis Biorbowcr continues
to hold the position of United States marshal
for Nebraska. Thcro is room for some ad
miration for the tenacity with which Bier-
bower holds onto that fat oulco in spite of
the vain endeavors of the very hungry and
very thirsty crowd to oust him from it. It
is the ncrvo of a man defying -whole pack
of hungry and snvago wolves. After nil ,
being a man of pride , it is diflicult to under
stand how his conscience will permit him to
occupy such u position under this democratic
administration , "
After carefully flgurjng upon general re
sults , the editor of the Logan County Herald
says ; "It is time tho'farmers organize for
their protection , They Imvo been led long
enough by men whose Interests Were not
with the tillers of the soil. To got the far
mer's vote these men always make fair
promises , "but invariably , wholly disregard
them. The 'farmer Is fully nwaro of this
fact. In every furmlpg community thcro are
men who are competent to represent the pco
plo , and they nro tlio ones the pcoplo should
vote for. The pcoplo can sco the effects of
being led by oily-tongued tricksters who HIT
fcst every village and hamlet In our land ,
They arc human leeches who prey upon the
people , and just as of len ns the farmer gives
them a ctianco they wjl betray him , Every
farming community suquld organize and take
the lead. They have been lead long enough ,
and that to their sorrow ,
The Kight Rev. Burchard Tale , who prom-
inenlly displayed himself In tbo Into re
publican league meeting in Omaha , is having
Ills homo paper boom him iu the following
style :
"Among the gentlemen whoso names are
mentioned in connection with the state rep
resentation in the national republican con
vention , that of Kov. J. Cl. Tute , ofSholton ,
holds a prominent place. It is well known
that Mr. Tuto enjoys a state reputation as a
public 8) ) > eiiker , U well versed iu public af
fair * and has taken an active part In state ns
well as local campaigns. "
in another place in hisliome organ we find
the following announcement omccrrtlng the
loyal NobrasUau ;
"Uov. J. G.-Tute , father , nnd sister-ro-law
left for Colorado tUo .fore part of tua week
to take up Inml nnd arrange for building
homes thoroon. "
.rtnd nrc we to lose Thurston's right hand
man nnd brother nftcr the natlohal conven
tion t Surely , It cannot bo )
Marlon Crawford , the novelist , Is in
nlaturo a giant , being ever six feet in
The Count DoLcsscps 1ms ten children , nil
born after the count had reached the ago ot
Governor Oglcsby , of Illlnoli. says that
lie Is going to "farm it" when his term shall
have expired.
Guzman Ulanco , president ot Venezuela , is
a fighter from the headwaters of Bitter
Creek. Ho is said to have killed twenty men
In duels.
General Sheridan is still nblo to speak In
tlio Indian tongue that ho learned as n lieu
tenant among the Uniphllls ot Oregon thirty
years ago ,
George R. Sims , the author of " 'Ostlor
Joe" nnd "Harbor Lights , " Is Just fifty-ono
years of ago. Ho makes upward of $20,000
n year by his pen , and was unheard of ton
years ago. . .
James llcdpnth , who was stricken witU
paralysis of the throat January 23 , Is slowly
but steadily recovering , nnd his physician
believes that ho will eventually bo entirely
restored to health.
Ex'Senator Tabor of Colorado has nn In-
con ] o from his Vulture mine near Tucson ,
Arl. , of $1,000 n day , nnd is beginning to
think that ho can afford to wear better night
shirts than these $350ones ho has been using.
J nines Russell Lowell has returned to bis
beloved England , nnd was present at nn
opera performance in Liverpool the other
night when Mmo. Rozo was given a tinra of
diamonds by citizens ot that city as a birth
day gift.
Dennis Ryan , the St. Paul millionaire ,
began his" career on a western railroad with
a pick and shovel. One Investment of $5,000
in a Colorado mine which ho made a few
years ngo is said to have netted him
13,000,000. ,
Fall River , Mass. , points proudly to the
fact that the Into Perry Davis , "the pain
killer , " was a carpenter in that city forty
years ngo or moro. When ho found his pan-
ncca for all ills ho left his. bench nnd took to
peddling medicine in n basket. His neigh
bors told him ho was foolish to desert his
trade in such a manner , but Davis never
doubted his ability to make a fortune with
his "pain killer. " Ho wont to Providence ,
R. I , , and became proprietor of what was
afterward the largest patent medicine estab
lishment in the world. Ho died some years
ago , leaving a largo estate to his heirs.
Nebraska Jottings.
Ulysses has voted to build n school.
With the oponingof.spring Stockholm
is preparing for a boom.
Double-barrelled shotguns well loaded ,
is the current remedy for the dog sur
plus in GrandIsland.
The board of trade of Indianola is ne
gotiating for a number of industries.
Water works nnd electric light nro
among the early certainties.
Teoumseh will tackle the water-works
question with a special election on the
Cth of April. It is proposed to issue
$21,000 in bonds to purchase a plant.
Mr. C. E. Spear has hung out the Sig
nal in the journalistic pasture at St.
Edwnrd. The Signal is there to stay ,
wo are cheerfully informed , "provided
there is broad and butter in it. "
. A syndicate of.Grand Island , Anselmo
and Broken Bow capitalists have pooled
and purchased n mineral spring in Cus-
tor county. These waters arc said to
possess rare mineral qualities and n
fragrant and far-reaching smell.
Knox county expects great benefit
from the railroad excursions planned by
the Elkhorn Valley road. There will
bo seven of thorn , and hundreds of east
erners will bo brought out to view and
locate on the fertile uplands of north
Miss Mary D. Lcggott , of Beatrice ,
was ordained n minister , of the Uni
tarian denomination in. Kansas City n
few days ago. She will have charge of
n church in her own city and wns given
n snug sum to nid in the erection of n
George H. Powers , of the Beatrice
Free Lance , is again abroad , after n
bout of twenty-one weeks with an over
production of rheumatism. The attach
ment was so warm nnd vigorous that
the Free Lance was also temporarily
knocked out. Both man and weapon
are now in shape to do some political
skinning in the spring campaign.
" McShano is "
"Representative trying ,
says the Knox county News , "to push a
bill through congress , providing for
another bridge across the Missouri river
at Omaha , and the Union Pacific , to
whom tho'present bridge belongs and
they have coined money out of the
bridge ever since It was built are en
deavoring to defeat the bill through
their attorneys , who nro in Washington
lobbying against it. "
Says the Hustings Democrat : "Tho
Omnha press is n unit in pronouncing
the business men of Hustings the most
enterprising in the west. The same
presshns said many kind words for
Hastings generally , for which wo feel
duly grateful. .Omaha nnd Hastings
have more interests in common than
the casual observer imagines and this
season will develop some of them. "
Mr. William Patterson , of Central
City , writes that the report that Helen
Anderson , n domestic in that city , had
gene crazy on the subject of religion , is
untrue/ The cause of her misfortune
was too much confidence in nn
Iowa scoundrel who promised to
make her his wife , The report
which stirred Mr , Patterson to Unne
cessary indignation nnd ungcntlomnnly
assertions , was published in the tele
graph columns of several papers and In
the local columns of the Grand Island
Independent. The latter paper also
gave the name of a Mrs. Dowd who had
been driven insane by Rev. Brown's
sulphurous religion.
The McCook Democrat ways a well
deserved compliment to the striking
engineers. "The struggle , " Bays the
Democrat , "between tlio Brotherhood
of Engineers nnd Flromon and the 'Q1
system has continued four weeks , nnd
still the former have not made a stam
pede for their old positions , us many ex
pected. To-day they prcbent us bolid
and unbroken a front as on the first day ,
and whether you are friendly to them
or not , you cannot help but admire the
pluck and determination displayed in
their struggle for what they consider
their rights. They conduct themselves
in n quiet and gentlemanly manner , and
by so doing tire continually winning ad
miration from the pcoplo. "
Iowa Items.
Society in Newton clings -to roller
The Central Iowa base ball league is
the latest.
The Salem postmaster assaulted a
patron and pounded him n la Sullivan ,
because they differed politically and in
regard to the conduct of the otllco.
.Tho 'democratic girls of Iowa Falls
.hnvo boon gathered into the -Frances
Folsouv Cleveland club , ' U they had tuo
right to vote Francos' Vo-olccllon would
bo secure.
A largo mogul onglno , run by ono ot
the experienced engineers novf em
ployed by the C. , B. &Q. , jumped the
the trade nt Red Onk , nnd nftor knockIng -
Ing out the side of the suporlntcndont'fl
ofllco , ran into the turn tnblo nnd is said
to bo n total wreck.
"At the depth of nearly six hundred
fcot down into the bowels of the earth , "
says the Contorvlllo Citizen , "tho work
men nt the artesian well Thursday
tapped n nest ot bats nnd drew about
twenty-five ot thorn to the surface nllvo
nnd kicking. "
A young Kcokule blood hns boon as
tonishing the inhabitants of Contorvlllo
during the past wockt Ho used nice ,
crisp $10 bills to light his clgnrs , nml
bought n now silk hnt every morning
which ho converted into n football in
the afternoon. Ho gave it out that ho
expected to buy the town nnd mndo such
n uisplny of himself thnttho pcoplo sup
posed ho wns n rcnl , genuine million
aire. Ho wns admired by many of Con-
torvllld's fastest nnd best , still ho wns
unhnppy and turned nwny from nil tills
flattery to drown his sorrow in the bowl.
Utnh nnd Montana.
Steam motors nro used on the street
rnllwnys of Bultc.
The glass fnctory nt Salt Lnko City
hns stnrtod up with n force of fifty-six
mon ,
Vnst quantities of Utah potatoes nro
being shipped cast. They bring $1.10
per 100 pounds on the cars.
Salt Lake rcnl estate is Hying high In
price , with nn increasing demand. The
Mormon footstool Is appreciating ,
The building outlook for 18S3 in
Helena Is decidedly promising. Build
ings already planned will require an ex
penditure of over $300,000.
About seven hundred men nro om-
.ployod in the construction of the Ana
conda new smelter. It will contain
thirty-two furnaces nnd will increase
the capacity 3,000 tons n day.
A handsome society Indv hns jumnod
into fume in Helena. While walking
along Fifth nyonuo recently , n running
team suddenly turned Into the street.
Realizing her danger instantly , she
placed ono gloved hand ( the other hold
ing a parasol ) on a four-board fence nnd
cleared it at ono bound , her dross
scarcely touching it. The performance
was so neatly nnd quickly done that it
drew from the spectntors enthusiastic
leap year applause. In response to the
encore , the lady said : "I realty don't
know how I did it ; I never attempted
anything ot the kind before. "
, Pacific Const.
The electric light wires in San Jose
are to bo put under ground.
The people of Fronsno have sub
scribed 8100,000 toward building n new
railroad to San Francisco.
Thomas D. Tongue is the name ot n
prominent politician of Oregon. Ho
will bo heard from this summer.
The output of precious metals in
Idaho will most likely amount to $10-
000,000 for 1883 , against ? 7,600 in 1887.
The actal yield of the Delhi mine ,
near North San Juan , Col. , for 1887 was
$181,321.21. The expenses were $39,409-
Shasta county is said to contain ono
of the best chromo mines in the world.
It is located on Shotgun creek , on the
railroad , not far from Sims station.
The now liquor license law passed by
the last Idaho legislature gives every
Incorporated town 90 per cent of the li
cense money and the remaining 10 per
cent goes to the territory.
A hunter near Canyon City , Or. , a
short-time since-shot , n cougar and cap
tured Her young ones , small kittens.
He had n litter of young hounds at homo
and he placed the young cougars among
them , and they are thriving well. They
lie around in front of the flro and play
with each other just like two ordinary
kittens. _
9 _
A Railroad Trust.
San Frcmclico Chronicle ,
A movement has been made to con
solidate in ono trust all the railroads
between Chicago and the Rocky moun
tains and between the British boundary
and Indian territory. The outline of
the plan is to elect n chairman for the
trust and a board of control , consisting
of ono representative from each of the
members of the trust , this board of con
trol to have entire supervision of the in
terests of the various roads. The rate-
making power is to bo lodged with this
board of control , nnd nil changes in
rntcs nnd nil questions' pertaining to
competition business are to be ndjudl-
ca'tod by this committee. The capitali
zation of the trust , if it is carried out ,
will mount up to the total of fully $2COO- ,
A contemporary doubts If so heavy an
aggregation "of capital and corporate
interests could hold together , nnd
thinks that In the event of its holding
together it would have to settle with the
law and the Inter-state commission. It
is to bo feared that they would bo found
but a broken reed for the support of
popular rights against such an enor
mous power as these aggregated rail
roads could wield.
In the first place , there Is no law nt
present in existence which would bo di
rectly violated by such a combination ,
or to which an appeal could bo bad. In
many of the states there are express
provisions permitting the consolidation
of railroad corporations , and to prevent
the formation of such a trust these laws
would have to bo repealed and prohibi
tory legislation ndopted , which would
bo a mnttcr of difficulty to say the
As to the conflict with the intorstnto
commission , a state of affairs can bo eas
ily imagined in which such conflict
would not bo probable , nnd perhaps not
oven possible. Up to the present time
n majority of the cases which have coma
before that commission have been based
on the proposition that injustice wns
being done by u corUin railroad corpo
ration , but this was predicated on the
allegation that tlio corporation
complained of was doing
something different from some other
corporation. For instance , if the A &
B railroad established certain rates , mid
the C & I ) railroad , under similar cir
cumstances and conditions , charged
moro for n like service , a cause of action
arose against the C & D. But suppose
that a trust controlled both the A & U
nnd the C t D , What would bet the
discretion and jurisdiction of the inter-
btnto commission in motion V
Nor would such u trust conflict , In
terms , with section 5 of the intcr-stato
commission act. That section makes it
unlawful for any common carrier to
enter into any contract , agreement or
combination with any other common
carrier for the pooling of freights of
different nnd competing railroads , or to
divide between them the aggregate or
net proceeds of the earnings of such
railroads ; but it does not provide against
the absorption of any numbur of com
peting railroadsby a trust , nor does
the act any where limit the buhedulo pf
fares ujid freights , except to .say that
they shall bo just nnd reasonable. The
whole act is framed upon the theory of
regulation by competition , nnd of help.
ing the- people to make n stingy , closefisted -
fisted f-ailroud do na wnll for them us u
generous' , liberal ono ; but U all the
Northwestern railroads nro woldcd Into
ono , where is the competition , or by
wlmtcompnvntlvo scnlo cnn changes bo
Lot us nmko no mlsfnko ns to.tho pos
sibility of the creation of such n trust.
It is wholly feasible ami by no means
Improbable ; nnd wo must fnco the con
tingency equnroly nnd fnlrly. The
Pacific coast is cspeolnlly interested in
it , nnd it will stand llko n foreign coun
try between us nnd the onst , drnwlng
tribute from California nnd oxncllng
toll on our east-bound shipments of
every kind. Lot us consider the mnttor
nnd BOO whether nny remedy short of
government controlls ndoqunto to ilonl
with the throntoncd dnngor.
Presidential Preference * of Western
Nowspnpor Men ,
Reports Imvo been collected from tlio
editors of about -ICO newspapers in Iowa ,
Nebraska , Kansas , Missouri nnd Colorado ,
which give the preferences ot each editor for
president , both on the republican nml
democratic tickets. Kopllcs from democratic
editors In all the states mentioned show that
Mr. Cleveland U their only first choice , with
the possible exception of ono editor , who announces -
nounces himself unqualifiedly In favor ot
Frances Folsom Cleveland for the executive
clialr. The republican editors , slnco Ulalno
has declared himself out of the race , have
usually announced their individual profercnco
nnd added "as n second choice , the nomlnco
ot the convention , rcRardless of whom ho
may be. " The following reports will show
the favorites In oachot the states mentioned i
Allison , . „ ( VI
lilalnc , , , o
Lincoln , , , . . . 8
Grcshnm. . . . . , . . . . . , Q
Van Wyck 3
Hawley ' ,3
A. J. Strcetcr ( chk ) 3
J. 13. Weaver ( gmc ) 3
T. V. Powdorly ( lab ) 3
Grovcr Cleveland SJ
Dlalnc 23
Allison id
Sherman 10
Lincoln , a
Hnwley k , 3
G rcshum 3
Harrison 3
Van \Vyck 3
John Swlnton ( lab ) , 3
O. IJ.Fiskpro ( ) 3
Grover Cleveland t 54
nialnc 4lo
Ingalls 8
Sherman 4
Lincoln -I
G rcsham 4
Sheridan , 3
Hawley 3
Edmunds 3
E varts Q
Plumb 1
Weaver ( chk ) 4
Grover Cleveland SO
Blaine 3
Sherman "
Lincoln , 4
G rcsham a
Swinton ( lab ) 3
Fiskpro ( ) 3
Mrs. Cleveland , 1
Grovcr Cleveland 23
Blaine SO
Allison 3
Sherman , , . . 3
Dopow. t
Grcshain , . 1
Cleveland . .U
Allison 83
Blaine 73
Lincoln 24
Sherman ' . 21
Grnsham It
Ingalls 8
Hawley 0
VanWyclc ' 4
Harrison ; "
Sheridan 2
Edmunds ! )
Evarts , . - 3
Plumb t
Dopow 1
Cleveland 133
Mrs. Cleveland 1
Pisk ( pro ) 3
Weaver ( gbk ) 0
Streotor. : 3
Powdcrly ( lab ) 2
Swinton ( lob ) . 4
Possibilities That Tradlnjj Will Begin
at the Chamber of Commerce.
President Her presided over a slimly at
tended meeting of the board of trade last
evening to resume consideration of the revised -
vised by-laws , which were read section by
section , amended , revised and discussed with
considerable vigor. They wcro llnally
adopted , together with tbo appended section ,
which tlio members think will have n tend
ency to Inspire an open board :
By the afllrinativo vote of six members of
the board of directors , nny person of good
character and credit , and of legal ago , may bo
granted for ono year the privilege of trans
acting business In the exchange rooms , the
same as members , upon presenting an appli
cation in writingstating 11111110 , residence and
business or vocation , and the payment of (23
and signing an agreement to bo governed by
the rules nnd regulations by which mombcrrt
of the association arc governed : Provided ,
That the privilege granted by this section
shall not extend beyond any ono year , except -
copt in the manner as required upon original
application ; Provided , further , That noth
ing contained in this section shall bo con
strued us conveying any vested or revision-
ary right or interest in any property , nor
any other rights or privileges than are named
in this section.
A Tribute to Dfr. Horeiison.
On the flrst of next month , after twelve
years of almost continuous service on the
BEE , Mr. Alfred Sorensen , late managing
editor of this paper , assumes a like position
on the Herald of this city. The severance of
Ills connection with the Hrr. was improved
by the editorial and reportorlal forces who
have worked under Mr. Sorcuson , to convey
to him the feeling of appreciation which they
have entertained of his ability and his treat
ment of thorn. The moans selected of bring *
ing the matter , In a formal manner , to Mr ,
Sorenson's attention , was a dinner tendered
to the gcntloman by the members of the
staff , which was given at tlio MIHard , last
evening. The writers present were E. C.
Hardy. Al. Falrbrothor , T. J. Fitzmorrla , E.
A. O'Urion , Silas W , NIlcs , S. G. V. Gris-
weld , W. A. Ilunklcs , James J3 , Haynes ,
Frank Atkinson , W. J. JJyrnos , Q. H.
Leader , Illclmrd Motrnlfo , S. E. Pot-
tigrow , Charles Elguttcr and C. W.
Jackson. An excellent spread , comprising
nlnu courses with appropriate winos , was
served by Manager McDonald , and nftor
justice had been done the viands , a number
of speeches wcro made by the gentlemen ,
among which wcro th&so of Mossrn. Hardy ,
Fitzmorris , Falrbrothor , O'llrlen ' , Elguttor ,
Jackson , Mctcalfo , Haynes and the guest
himself , Two hours were pleasantly spent
and the gathering adjourned with tlio kind
liest wishes for the success of Mr. Sorcnson
in his new position ,
A. Paralyzed Plnkorton ,
A member of the Pinkerton salvation
army , who Is at present engaged In "guard *
Ing" the property of the H. & M , railroad ,
tired of the monotouvof the proceedings
last night , and after filling his Interior with
the carmine colored liquid which retails at
15 cents per finger , proceeded to paint the
town. One of his comrades caught him In
the act and rescued him from arrest. Ho re
fused the reporter his name when asked , nnd
the remainder of the crowd also declined to
reveal his identity ,
Will Jiot Work For It.
The union bricklayers met at their hall on
the corner of Douglas and Fourteenth streets
yesterday afternoon , and again In the even
ing. It was the popular verdict of tho. men
that they would not accept the final offer o (
the contractors to work 16r 50 cents un hour.
Nothing short ot H-0 for eight hours wllf
satisfy them. ,