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IT ia pitahlo to sco how ofllcials who
liavo gone beyond their authority in
appointing the Pinkerton special police
are trying to hedge ,
TAKINO it all in all , the fairgrounds
aro'host located for the purpose and the
fair association should bo encouraged in
rebuilding with first-class structures.
"TllR man on horseback" hag arrived.
General Boulanger was elected to the
chamber of deputies , and everybody in
Franco is tightening up his sword bolt
to got ready for the fracas which is
bound to como.
IK the Omaha base ball nine will
carry out the season in the league with
as as good work as it displayed in the
practice game with the Dubuqucs , the
league pennant will bo run up on the
highest flag polo in the country.
THE Missouri river has played no
such pranks in Hooding the lowlands
about Omaha this season as it is doing
in the neighborhood of Sioux City.
JTurbulont waters , it seems , become
meek and'humhlo when they How by a
respectable city.
ST. Louis hotel keepers are asking
854 a day for a medium sized room
during the democratic convention.
They are going to squeeze the dem
ocratic goose , and got even dur
ing convention week for every un
profitable season since they wont into
THE advocates of the admission of
Utah as a state who pledge their word
that in such an event polygamy will bo
made a criminal olTonso under the laws
of the state , have received a black eye.
In the Mormon conference now in sos-
eion at Salt Lake City , Rudger Clawson
and other dignitaries of the church , wiio
were convicted of polygamy and served
several years in the penitentiary , said :
"Wo will not make a promise to abandon
this ( polygamy ) any more than any other
principle of our faith. " With the po
lygamy sentiment still a cornerstone in
the church , the chances for statehood
for Utah are slim indeed.
Eiarrr years have elapsed since the
taking of the tenth national census , and
the full report of it is not yet finished.
NcvorthelcbS preparations for talcing
the eleventh census are crowding on its
heels. An aupropriation of $0,000,000 to
pay the census enumeration of 1690 is
asked of congress. Mr. S. S. Cox , of
Now York , has charge of the bill , and
as ho is thoroughly po&tcd on the subject ,
it will not bo likely to miscarry. What is
needed , however , is much more prompt-
.ncss in getting at results. Twelve
months ought to bo sulllciont for compil
ing ana printing all the important and
interesting facts which the country ex
pects to learn through the census.
NEW YOHK politicians , it is said , have
a neat little scheme all cut and dried to
capture the national republican conven
tion for Chauncoy M. Dcpow. After ho
is nominated ho is to thank the conven
tion for the honor it has conferred upon
him , decline to accept , and in a burst of
eloquence Chauncoy id to place Bliuiio's
name before the convention. Thohurst-
ffeg of such a bombshell will , it is pre-
Jrtctod , cause such an onthusiabtie rush
to Mr. Blaine that his unanimous nomi
nation will follow with a great hurrah.
But suppose ut the supreme moment Mr.
Uopow should change his mind , and in
a neat and brilliant speech accept the
nomination. How would that kind of a
bombshell btriko the country ? How
would the party faro with a railroad
president as standard bearer ?
E are many kinds ami varieties
of papers daily drifting into this oftlco.
In name and style some of them are
unique and curious. The Ttiomaa Of ,
from Thomas county , Kanfcas , growls
each week ; the Colond , from Fort
Worth , Tex. , visits us regularly , while
the Weekly Thunderbolt , from San Fran
cisco , with a motto of "Anti-Boss , AntiMonopoly -
Monopoly and Anti-Coolie , " crashes
through the ofllco , followed by the
ofl'eaee , printed at Genoa , this state.
It is suggested that when the Colonel
hears a Thunderbolt over its head , the
Thomas Cut will crawl upon the nearest
wood shod and pour out his soul in un
earthly meows for his lost mate , and
nothing but smoking the J'ipc of
would give him peace of wind.
A Clear Field.
The political Incidents of the past
week ore regarded by the New York
Time * OH clearly indicating that "Presi
dent Cleveland's name will go before
the convention at St. Louis , on the 6th
day of Juno , with scarcely a flutter of
opposition to his nomination. " In the
view of that paper ho may already fairly
bo said to bo the only democratic candi
date in the field. The political inci
dents which have thus reassured the
27mM are the action of the Oregon dem
ocrats in selecting unequivocal support
ers of Cleveland as delegates to the
national convention , and the action ot
the democratic state committee of Now
York \n \ wholly disregarding the pretensions -
tensions of Governor Ilill , thus
assuring a Cleveland delegation
from that state. The Hill boom
is shown by this action to have
utterly collapsed , and referring to the
president our Now York contemporary
says : "lie Ulds fair to ho nominated by
acclamation anil without opposition. "
Undoubtedly this confidence is well
founded , but there was just as much
reason for it before the occurrence of
the political incidents referred to.
Cleveland's rcnomination , if ho wishes
it , has for six months past boon as cer
tain as any political event could bo , but
not by reason of "his growing strength
in his own party. " It has been and is
certain because the democracy have no
available man to substitute for him.
Hill was a possibility until he proved
himself to be a more self-seeking dema
gogue , and after him the democratic
party , compelled to take its candidate
from a northern state , had not a single
man with enough availability to carry
one slate north of Mason and Dixon's
lino. The brain of the democratic
party is now in the south , and the time
lias not yet como for utilizing it for
presidential purposes. It dominates
most of the other departments of the
government and is an influence in all of
them , but democracy must get a further
and firmer grip before that party will
venture totako a presidential candidate
from the south. Among northern dem
ocrats Mr. Cleveland is the only man
the party can nominate without render
ing its cause absolutely hopeless. Never
was there a party more utterly bankrupt
for available leaders in a national con
test than is the democratic party at this
time , and hence the rcnomina
tion of Cleveland will bo unop
posed. But what if there wore a
Seymour or Tilden to contest
for the nomination , or Thurman were
twenty years younger' {
The assumption that Cleveland has
grown in strength with his party can
not bo sustained on the facts. In so far
as his course has given offense to the
mugwumps ho has pleased the radical
element of his party , but it does not ap
pear that Vance and Book , for example ,
are any better satisfied with him now
than they were a year ago. while the
list of disaffected has boon enlarged by
the additions of Gorman , MePhorson ,
Randall , Senator-elect Barbour of Vir
ginia , and some others. These men can
do little else than growl , but their
growling is very positive evidence that
the strength of Mr. Cleveland in his
own party has not been growing. They ,
with thousands of other democrats ,
will accept his renomlnation
as a necessity of the sit
uation , and they may support
him for the sake of the party , but they
will do so with no respect for the candi
date. Mr. Cleveland owes the cer
tainty of his rcnomination to the fact
that the democratic darty is bankrupt
in available men.
The cheerful expectancy of the Times
in this matter suggests that our contem
porary takes no stock in the reports
that Mr. Cleveland may decline to run
for a second term , pursuant to his re
corded opinion that no man ought to bo
eligible to two terms in the presidency.
Pprhaps no newspaper has belter oppor
tunities to know the disposition of the
president than our Now Yorlc contem
porary , and since it intimates no con
tingency that might interfere with the
realization of its hope wo take it that it
has full faith , substantially grounded ,
for believing that Mr. Cleveland will
not decline to bo again the standard
bearer of the democracy.
Nebraska Towns.
The spring opens with cheering evi
dences from the towns of Nebraska that
the year is to bo ono of improvement ,
progress and prosperity. The corre
spondents of the BKE in all the growing
towns of the state boar testimony to tin
active spirit of enterprise and an all-
pervading confidence which can bo pro
ductive only of the most gratifying re
sults. The disposition shown by the
people of the cities and towns of Ne
braska is to fully improve their oppor
tunities and to regard the wise injunc
tion to "make hay while the sun
shines. " In a number of places more or
loss oxlonsivo improvements are in
contemplation , which will give employ
ment in the aggregate to a great deal
of labor and distribute ) among the people
ple a largo amount of money. While the
completion of those necessary im
provements will increase the conven
iences , comforts and attractions of these
towns , making them more desirable as
places of residence and improving their
anitary condition , all interests will feel
the good effects of the reasonable ex
penditures required for the improve
ments. The merchants of those towns
and the neighboring farmers will find
in an improved demand for what they
have to sell a stimulus to greater enter
prise on their part. This wave of prog
ress will necessarily extend tp the
trade centers of the state and beyond ,
giving hcalthfufiifo to all departments
of business and industry.
There is every reason why the people
of Nebraska's cities and towns should
feel tin almost boundless confidence in
their future and gauge their enterprise
thereby. Thisstnto has butstartodupon
the great career that is before itt In
the last eight years its population has
doubled , and assuming it to bo at this
time nine hundred thousand , it is safe
to say that ten years hence the popula
tion will have grown to two millions.
This will moan for every favorably
located and enterprising city and town
in the state nn increase of considerably
more than ono hundred per cent at the
close of the uoxt decade. Nebraska's
advance is assured by almost every con
dition that contributes to progress. Her
agricultural resources nro great , and as
yet are but partially developed , and in
the raising of stock , the products of the
dairy and other forms of husbandry ,
Nebraska ts contain to occupy and hold
n front rank. Nor is the state
without the requirements for man
ufacturing enterprises , though loss
generously favored in this respect for
manufacturing on un extensive scale.
But when Nebraska shall have a million
of prosperous farmers , as in a not very
long time she will have , her cities and
towns will not Buffer for the means of
progress or a stable prosperity because
they have not at hand the facilities for
establishing great manufacturing in
It Is gratifying to note the enterprise
Aid the progressive tendencies of Ne
braska towns. They denote the right
spirit , which needs only to bo wisely
directed to bo productive of the most
beneficial results.
Disarm the DORIIS Policemen.
The bogus- policemen who have for
Rovoral weeks boon stationed at the
Burlington depot grounds in this city
should either bo disarmed or made to
loayo the city on short notice. Armed
mercenaries recruited irom among the
thugs and roughs of large eastern cities
under whatever pretext they may bo
imported are outlaws in all that the
name implies.
There is no lawnationnl orstalowhich
would countenance , much less permit
the employment of armed non-residents
by any individual or corporation under
any pretext. Pinkerton police is sim
ply another name for the barbarian
traffic in flesh and blood carried on dur
ing the middle ages by the robber
barons of Europe , and later by prollgato
tyrants who supplied cutthroats at so
much per head to reinforce the British
aimyin the American colonies. In a
republic like ours the state is
expected to protect the lives
and property of its citizens ,
and when the state is unable to put
down sedition and riot the armed forces
of the nation must bo invoked by the
state executive.
The commissions which the Pinkerton -
ton police have procured in this city
from local authorities are not worth the
paper they are written on. The sheriff
has no right to deputise anybody whom
ho does not know to bo qualified to act
as sheriff. Nobody is qualified , to be
come sheriff in this state unless ho is a
citizcu of the state and elector in the
county. The police commission
has no right to appoint
Pinkorton's men as special policemen.
The charter expressly confers the
power to appoint special policemen on
the mayor and council. They and
they only arc to decide whether the
emergency exists for appointing special
policemen. The pretense 'that the
council could not act as promptly as the
commission is nil bosh. The commis
sion has the right to appoint the police
men on the regular force and it may
dismiss them on charges sup'portcd by
proper evidence. But the mayor alone
can dismiss special policeman , and ho
can do so at his own discretion. It is
manifestly the purpose of the charter
that the council be consulted
as to the necessity or propriety of ap
pointing special policemen and the
mayor can dismiss them whenever in
his opinion the emergency for their em
ployment has passed away.
The Omaha Dosl > orry.
Dr. Savillo ventures into print once
more with his reckless assertions about
what ho calls "the illegal appropriation
of the school fund to build a city hall. "
If the doctor does not know any more
about medicine and surgery than ho
does about law wo sincerely pity his
poor patients. In his case the old adage ,
"Cobbler , stick to thy last , " would
commend itself most forcibly.
According to the great Indian
medicine man the whole proceeding on
the part of the school board was
unlawful. In support of this broad as
sertion the learned doctor cites the fol
lowing section of the law relating to
schools in cities of the first class :
Sccction 23. "That in cities of the first
class , In case the purchase of the school sites
and erection of buildings shall require uu ex
penditure exceeding $5,000 for any ono calen
dar year , the Question bliull bo submitted tea
a votp of the electors , of the district at the
tinio and place of any city , county or state
election. "
Pointing to this provision the medical
Dogberry declares :
This question was never submitted to the
qualified voters of the school district of
Omaha. If it is inferred that the submission
of the plans mid other propositions submitted
nt that time covered the question of the
school fundB , it is nn error , for the qualified
voters of the municipality of Omaha nro not
the same as the qualified voters of the
school district of Omahu. In the latter the
women , with certain Qualifications , vote ; in
the former they nro excluded.
Oh , most learned doctor , thy name
should bo Daniel ! Since when lias the
constitution of Nebraska been changed
so ns to give women the right to vote
on a bond proposition or on any other
question for that matter ? It is true the
legislature has granted certain women
of a certain ago who pay taxes or have
children in the public schools the right
to vote for school ollicers , but oven this
privilege is in conflict with the consti
tutional provision defining the right of
suffrage. Until article K of the state
constitution , which expressly limits the
right of suffrage to mule parsonb of the
ago of twenty-one years and upwards ,
wlio are citizens of the United States , or
have declared their intention to
become citizens conformable to the
laws of the United States
shall have been amended by a majority
of the voters of Nebraska , women can
not legally bo electors although they
may vote at school elections so long as
their right is not challenged in the
courts. But suppose women had the
right to vote at all elections what proof
is there that women who tried to vote
on the various propositions ttion sub
mitted to the qualified electors of the
Omaha school district wore excluded
from voting ? As a matter of fact , sev
eral thousand men living in Omaha at
that time did not vote at tliat election.
Docs that upset the result ? Was not
the election of November 3 , 1685 , at
which the city hall proposition was sub
mitted both by the mayor and school
board regular and legal in every ro-
spcct ? ,
If it was illogalion the proposition to
spend $25,000 on th city hall building
because women did hot vote , the Bohool
bonds issued In puVsuanco of authority
voted nt the same election are also ille
gal. "But , " says the horny-handed
knight of the pill and quill , "this city
hall was in no sense a school building ,
and permission td u o a room in a build
ing for meetings of the board does not
justify nn appropriation. "
On this polrit , the BEK rotors
the Omaha Dogberry to Richard
S. Hall , who drew the contract
between the city and school board , and
to W. J. Council , formerly city attorney ,
and now attorney of the board of edu
cation ,
To a man with less law knowledge
and more horse sense than the good
doctor can boast of , it would seem that
the board would have ns much right to
pay for the perpetual use of ono story in
a city building for occupancy by the
board of education ns it has to pay rents
for the rooms in Masonio hall. But If
the board has no such right on upper
Fnrnnm street what richt has it to
contribute to a proposed city hall on
Jefferson square which the great
medical jurist favors.
Tnis president of the United States
and Brazil steamship company , Mr. II.
1C. Thurbor , has addressed an opnn
letter to members of congress regarding
compensation for ocean mail service to
South America. Bills are now pending
in congress providing for fair compen
sation for this service , and Mr. Thur
bor in his letter presents succinctly
practical reasons why the policy con
templated in these bills should bo
adopted. Ho thinks there should bo
applied to the mail service to South
America the same principle which gov
erns the postal service on land , that ia ,
paying what the service is worth , with
out regard to the amount of
postage earned on the route. This
seems an eminently fair and
reasonable proposition. It docs not
contemplate any subsidy , but simply
that for a given service , to bo regularly
and faithfully performed by a steamship
company , there shall be a just
compensation paid. There is certainly
no good reason why the principle ap
plied to the postal service on land
should not bo applied to that service on
the sea , and the fact that it is not is
clearly an unjust discrimination that
ought not to be continued. Wo are un
changeably opposed to subsidies , but we
believe it to be sound policy for the
government to pajif-a fair and oven liberal -
oral compensation for the ocean mail
service , particularly when done by
American vessels. It is a rather hu
miliating fact that while Brazil annu
ally pays the slcarpship line of which
Mr. Thurbcr is president eighty-five
thousand dollars for mail service , our
government offered but about four
thousand dollars , arid that the company
having declined tills niggardly sum has
gone on carrying the mails for nothing ,
the government having shown no dis
position to deal. fairly with
the line. Such a fact is disreputable tea
a wealthy nation , abundantly able to
pay the full value of all services per
formed in the interest of the people.
An expeditious and efficient mail ser
vice to South America is important as
nn auxiliary to increased commercial
relations , which it is most desirable to
cultivate. A more liberal policy in this
matter is manifestly necessary , and
would be approved by the people so
long as it is free from anything of the
nature of a subsidy. The chance of securing -
curing such a policy from the present
congress is , however , very small.
AT the opening of the present session
Congressman Dorsoy publicly pro
claimed himself in favor of revenue re
form. Ho had it published far and wide
that ho would vote in favor of reducing
high protective war taxes , and favored
a repeal of the tariff on lumber , coal
and other raw material which the people
ple of this section , regardless of party ,
desire to have placed on the free list.
And now , when the bill for tariff
reduction is formulated , Mr. Dorsey
is reported as a backslider. Ho is said
to bo opposed to the bill reported by the
ways and means committee in any shape ,
manner or form. What does Mr. Dor-
soy mean by such a course ? The Mills
bill may bo objectionable in some fea
tures , but it is open for amendment. If
Mr. Dorsoy was a sincere convert to
tariff reform ho would point out the ob
jectionable features and support the
bill shorn of its defects. We hope Mr.
Dorsoy is not disposed to fol
low the practice of bogus anti-
monopolists , who profess to bo
in favor of railroad regulation before
the election and when the legislature
meets find fault with every bill that pro
poses to regulate railroads , and always
vote with the monopoly members under
protest. Such men always have a ready
excuse for playing false to their con
stituents , but very seldom can Jind any
body credulous unoiigh to boliovc their
version. 3
WHIM : congresses debating the ques
tion of repaying tolhostatestlio amount
of the direct tax of lJ > Gl , it is interesting
to learn what someipf the states have
done with the distribution of the sur
plus of 3837. In ronnsylvnnin , Ken
tucky and Virginia tlioro is not a penny
loft of the several m\llons \ ] that were di
vided among thorn. The money that
was voted by the people of those states
for the building of canals , public rouds
and railroads seems to have been swal
lowed up with very little to show for it.
Curiously enough the state of New
York , which has the reputation of bad
government , has now in its slate treas
ury upwards of $1,000,000 of United
States money on deposit'from tlio 18.17
surplus. Most of the other states not
only lost the principal but a grout deal
more in the wild speculative fever
which followed the distribution.
Striken are In the Air.
ChltoHjo Mull.
The other day ull the ministers forming the
French cabinet took their dinner pulls from
the row of peK3 behind tuo workshop door ,
rolled down their sleeves , put on their coats ,
and in forined Foreman Curnot that they
would work 110 longer on the Job.
The Boone County Argus indulges in the
following dissertation on that roro old dish
celled "orow : " "Alter Van Wyok WIM do-
rented for the United States scnntotwo years
npo the victors said to the anti-monopolists ,
'You can como back Into the party now , your
sins will bo forplvcn , but you must como on
probation. You can Bit there And view the
feast , find yell , and clap your hands , and
pound the floor , but you must do the work
to pay for the room you occupy , You
must bo punished for kicking ngnlnst
railroad corporations and monopolies.
The Rap In the party was healed on that
basis , but n great ranny anti-monopolists
cherished the idea that It had bcon healed on
n plan that would allow them to got n share
of the loaves and fishes till they attended the
g. o. p. pow wow held nt Omnhn a few weeks
ngo. Their dreams wcro nidoly disturbed
by discovering that they wore yet out on
probation and that they must still occupy the
reserved scats In the rear ranks and sco the
same old corporation tool , John Thurston ,
clcctod president of the republican clubs of
Nebraska , and Brad Slaughter secretary.
This kind of love feast with the blackest
kind of crow for the dish was too much for
the Omnlm I3r.n , and that nhlo expounder
of republican doctrine li greatly exercised
and protests in vigorous language. The end
is not yet. "
Alter working nil day and remaining tip
nil night to learn the result , only to find him
self badly scooped , the editor of the Sutton
Advertiser throws himself nwny to the fol
lowing doubtful degree ol contentment !
"Elections don't settle prlncmlos or make
things right or wrong. Elections nro mere
incidents In the lives of people and of towns.
The pendulum of public oplulon swings back
and forth sometimes for many years on a
great principle. It swings this year In Sut
ton toward the saloon. Temperance people
have done their duty and will nbldo the re
sult. Whatever of evil Is In the example of
the public vote nnd whatever evil con
sequences may How from the ( lowing bowl ,
the responsibility will rest on those who com
passed the result. "
The Emerson Era stands up In the pulpit
nnd speaks its sentiments In the following
language : "John M. Thurston , political at
torney for the Union Pacific railway and
briber of legislators , will bo n candidate for
United States senator next winter. Ho
wanted to he elected last year , but his com
pany refused to render any assistance It
was the 13. & M's turn to have n senator.
Evidence Is accumulating that both compa
nies will unite on Thurston and attempt to
secure his election by the next legislature ,
regardless of oxpenso. If the people nro as
careless as they wcro in 'SO , nnd send such
men as Bonestcol , Puller , Bnlrd , Slater mid
Wright , it will ho an easy matter for the
companies to accomplish their purpose. "
T10 Bancroft Journal , not forgetful of
the actions of. some members of the late
legislature , asks the following pertinent
question : "It Is pretty generally believed
that the Union Pacific railroad company will
this year elect or at least make a desperate
effort to elect n United States senator , In
the person of its attorney , John M. Thurston ,
and that it will bo aided bythoB. &M. ,
which , by the assistance of the Union Pacific ,
elected its senator two years ago. Will the
people of Nebraska again send such Judascs
as Fuller , Slater , Baird , Boncstcll and Wright
to the legislature to bo bought up by the
railroad companies } "
The little white buttons worn hy members
ol the republican league bear tno mystic letters -
tors R. L. U. S. These Initials have caused
many interpretations. The Columbus Democrat
insists that " Lawyers
crat they mean "Railway
yers United Stand , " while the Boone County
Argus says they stand for ' 'Railroad ' League
of the United States. " Other districts are
expected to have in reports claiming that the
letters signify "Railroad lawyers and Up-
Starts. " In any event the badges are re
ceiving more attention than the leagues.
After reading a few of the numerous in
stances of the gross incompotency of the
alleged engineers employed by the C. , B. &
Q. , the thought suggests itself to the South
Sioux City Sun "that while Judge Uundy is
in the injunction business it wore well , lor
the safety of the traveling puhlic , to grant
nn injunction restraining the railroad com
pany Irom employing corufleld sailors toman
their engines. "
Lashed with monopoly scorpions for many
moons , the Cedar County Nonpareil finds
time to give expression to its sentiments by
writing : "Wo grant that wo are a mug
wump wo are that because wo think more
of men nnd principles than wo do ol this ,
that or any other party. We would not vote
a mugwump ticket oven , 11 it did not suit
us. "
The Western Wave finds that Jim Laird's
shoes would not bo sale in a hotel oQlco. It
says : "From the way things look now it will
ho lively in this congressional district tlijs
fall. Already tliero nro three or lour can
didates who are anxious lor a chance to slip
into Jim Laird's shoes and several counties
yet to hear Irom. "
The latest addition to York's vigorous
boom is the Daily Times , ono ol the neatest
country dailies ever printed in Nebraska. It
Is an offspring ol the Weekly Times , and its
life promises to be tilled with years and use
The O'Neill Frontier lor
lustily yells re
publican clubs and white buttons.
Wliat AVoulcl .Happen.
Warhlnutoii Critic.
II Iowa were the United atatcs , Senator
Allison would bo president.
CriiKli Them.
Tulctla IHaile.
A bill Is hoforo Now York legislature to
tax the trusts. It is u sham. The thing to
do Is to crush them ,
In sonio sections ol the country the modest
lawyers are pulling down their shingles and
putting up their shutters lor lear that their
names will bo mentioned In connection with
the chlol justiceship. At such time as these
nobody is sufo.
The SonuThoy
Clitwuo Matl.
What d'yo ' soy ,
Mo boy }
That 'lection's noarlVur tor the knifoj
But yerswcct lifol
An" I'm on deck
Ter punch do opposition's snout ,
An' do 'cm up , un' knock 'cm out ,
Jump on dcro nuclei
Let 'cm go hang
Tliclrselvcs ! Vor bet there'll bo some uolso !
I'm wid do bo > 3.
Will boodle go ?
NulT !
I'll earn do stulT.
Do aldunnun as wants to win
.Must have du tin
j\n * nutu up1
I'll fight as well's thih'cro bull pup
Atwccn my kncej
As 1 walks.
Money talks !
'Jlicralnt no Hens
On him nur mo. Jest soy this , as a feeler ,
From Mike , do heeler.
Madmen Speak ilm Trucli.
Kcw Yuik l\'nrl'J. \
Mr. Flyun , nn escaped lunatic caught in
the stock cxcliango , unburdened liinibolf in
this manner : "Our lorelatliers struggled to
frame the constitution nnd now thoie's '
nothing left but the frame. Uvtn the sacn-d
gongs of iko revolution that wwo hallowed
by tliolr blood are forbidden. There IB uo-
pluco for George Wfishingtotv in Wall street.
Bettor put up a statue to Mnlnmon or n buit
ot Jay Gould. Liberty nnd nvnrtco will not
mlfc , nnd gold stalks abroad In the land
seeking who may devour It. The American
cnglo Is weak In the knocs nnd liberty totters
on its throne.
Ncbrnnkn Joltlncs.
The municipal spoils in St. Paul ,
Howard county , wcro equally divided
between the labor nnd citizens' tickets.
The $2.5,500 in school bonds voted by
the city of York have boon sold at nnr.
York's paper and people nro gilt cage.
The blacksmith shop of M.
Friend , was destroyed by fire Saturday
night , causing a loss of $1,000 , with $300
The report that A. Bum was elected
mayor of Pawnee City was a mislnKo.
W. B. Bull is the name of the elect , and
the telegraphic bull id cheerfully cor
Omaha boasts of a night school , the
pupils of which "cmbrac.0 all nationali
ties. " The cosmopolitan character of
the object lessons gives tone and vigor
to the matrimonial boom.
Ponca has organized a stock company
with n capital of $125,000 and is negotiat
ing with a Chicago firm with a view to
perforating the earth thereabouts in
search of coal , diamonds , otc.
The ten-year-old son of Mr. Gilmore ,
of Covington , dropped a lighted match
in n flask of powder a few days ngo. An
explosion followed , ruining the boy's
eyes and demolishing the furniture in
the house.
Sanford Holbort , of Cloud county , has
a yearling mule with a passion for to
bacco. Second-hand quids nro his
weakness ; with a clear Held and fair
wind his mulcshin can paste a spittoon
at fifteen paces. Holbort oilers to back
him against any squirt in Nebraska for
money or hay.
The lonely belle of Burmoll , Garficld
county , whoso woes and wants , disposi
tion nnd accomplishments wore do-
bcribcd in these jottings , has mot a sym
pathetic throb in the bosom of William
'Harvey , of Crcston , la. William insin
uates in hislotterof acceptance that his
life is dedicated to the glorious work of
relieving the sufferings of the softer
sex. He is ready , nay anxious , to "gob
ble up that gal of Cm-Hold county" and
make her his wife , if she will siiy the
word. With the ardor of a new built
love he declares , "I am open to corre
spondence. If I got the prize I will send
you a good box of cigars. "
lown Items.
A cheese factory is going up at Leon.
A creamery is being built at Lake
Some farmers near Muscatino have
begun sewing oats.
Fort Dodge is to have a grain ele
vator with a capacity for 100,000 bush
Muscatino has a mechanical genius
who has constructed a handsome violin
out of Iowa wood. Musicians call it a
fine instrument.
A Muscatino barber has been sen
tenced to the penitentiary , where ho
has been given the position of tonsorial -
serial artist to the inmates. One of the
rules of the institution , however , is that
he is forbidden conversation with the
occupants of his chair. Thin is liard.
For refined cruelty Iowa is still several
laps ahead of the rest of creation.
Denver wants a new jail and criminal
Government land in eastern Colorado
is almost exhausted.
Anti-railroad discrimination meet
ings are being held throughout the
Cheyenne Wells is the name of the
latest town with a boom platted over the
entire county.
The Salt Lake boom continues to ex
pand , and the probabilities are that
the temple where Brigham Young held
his Mormon ciders spell bound , will bo
turned into an emporium for the dissemi
nation of boom literature and recording
deeds of all the aero property lying
round about. Gentiles from Colorado
which lies by Kansas , and from Wyom
ing which lies by Colorado , and from
Nebraska which lies cast , are rushing
into the territory of Utah to lie to the
entire world and take from suckers
shekels which they have gathered else
Stops TaU Mi For It nt flip ISoard ol'
Trmln Meeting.
President Her laced niuo members of the
board ol trade nt the regular monthly meet
ing held last night. Secretary Nattlngcr
read the minutes ol the last meeting , during
the reading ol which a few additional stock
holders cnmo into the room. Tlicio being
some doubts as to whether tlio revised by
laws were adopted in full at the last meeting ,
ttio records wcro corrected so as to make
them appear that they wcro.
The report ol the directors' meeting held
April 5 was read. At that meeting tlio resig
nation ol C. S. Walker , as a member of the
provision committee , was adopted , and it
was resolved alter Juno 1 to dispense with
the services ol the commissioner of the
fieight bureau , as it wa.s found that tlio mer
cantile and commercial interests of the city
was not working In harmony with the
but can. C. K. Goodman , W , N. Nnson ,
Kdwm Davis , Thomas F , Tnttlc , I ) . II
Wheeler. William U' . Uinghnm , O. S. Cliasc ,
Joseph Barker , John 1) . Kvaus , William
Fleming , I ) . L. Thomas , L. II. Koithy ,
Thomas A. Kroiglit , U , W. Thomas and Otto
Lohock wuro appointed mcmbcis ol the 111,111-
W. N. NIISUII , of the inanufuctiirnrs com
mil too had nothing to report. Ho
imjuircd II there was u cliaitcr in
existence for the construction ol
n pontoon bridge between Omaha and Coun
cil Bluff * . Anyone who cun furnish thu do-
bircd information should coumiunicato with
Mr. Niihon.
Mr. Clmso , ono ol the cnmmlttoo appointed
by the board to confer with n Council HlulTs
committee in reference ) to locating a C'h.iu-
taiiiju assembly , repotted that ho would go
over toLho HlulTs In a low days.
A communication Irom tlio Rapid City ,
Dak. , board of trade nsklng lor a contribu
tion to pay tbo expenses ol a representative )
in Washington to becuro tlio passngo ol a bill
lor opening tho' Sioux reservation ,
placed on tile and iclcrrcd to thu secretary
to answer ,
The 1'tiorin board of trade's communica
tion relative to briiifintr further railroad
legislation before the mtor-btuto rommoruo
commission was rofenecl to the freight
bureau ; ono from the Now Yotk
produce oxcliango in reference to adulterat
ing food , was split to tlio memorial catnmit-
too ; ono from Chicago , relating to the im-
poiintion ol salt meats was turned over to
the provision committee : otio in reference to
the proposed Niagara ship canal for
warded tp the freight bureau and the sncrn-
tary innlrurtud to notify each ol Nebraska's
nrro..senUtivcs | in congiuss and the OSWORO ,
N. V. , board ol trade that the Omaha board
of trade is in sympathy with the object ,
winch is the construction ol u canal from
Duluth , Minn , to New York , lor the dealing
of n largo ship.
The sui-rclary read a proposition Irom the
publlshois of Frank Kosllu's Illustrated
Weekly , in which they agree it 800 yearly
subscribers ut fl each como Irom Omaha
tlic-y will print a page of Illustrations and
two columns ol reading matter in their Hug-
ligh and German editions tu reference to the
city.Tho question occuriPK as to when trading
In open board would commence , Mr. Wake-
nelii moved that the committees on KIMIII
unil provisions take the matter in hand and
ndviso tlio board ns to a favorable time to
btart in , TUB motion was earned.
The MlRlitlctt Kvont In tlio Tlientrtcnl
History ofOmntin.
Undoubtedly the Urgoit nnd most brilliant
audience that over nsMnnulod within Hoyd's '
opera house was there last night , The oc
casion of thU unprecedented concourse wm
the first nppcarnttco ol the greatest living
American tragedian , Edwin Hooth , supported
by that "scholarly actor , " Lawrence Uarrott ,
and n carefully gathered company. U was
certainly the mightiest event In the tlicntri *
cnl history of the Unto City. True , they
have both bcon hero before , but this Is the
first time the citizens of Omaha oversaw
them going through the mends of Shakes.
poaro's verse together. Business , wherever
they hnvo played , 1ms been phenomenal , and
If nny reliability is to bo placed on the re
ports of various western nntl c.iMorn papers ,
Mr. Uarrott Will build ncnstlo nt CohasoU
with n portion ol his dhnro of the engage
ment's protlts. The nnxlety to sco thosogcn.
tlcmon piny Urutus nnd Cnssius was some
thing really marvellous , nnd it Is snfo
to say that had Hoyd'a opera bunso been ns
large again It would have bcon equally well
tilled , lor It is n recognized fact , that Urn
inability to secure the best scats kept hund-
i CM ! s away.
Julius O.psar was the play lost 'hight , nnd
the cast was as follows :
MrtilUH . Mr. Kdwln Uootli
CitsMus . Mr. Lawrence Harrett
Mare Anthony . Mr , Charles 11. linn ford
Julius Cwsar . Mr. John A. Lnno
Drcius . , . Mr. Charles Collins
C.isca . Mr. Hen O. Rogers
Octuvlus Cii'snr . Mr. Lawrence Hanloy
Metellus Oiinber . Mr. L. J. Henderson
1'oplllus Leims . Mr. Gcorgo Warner
Titlnius . Mr. J nines Morris
Trcbonius . Mr. Frtdcrio Vroom
Ulnnti . Mr , Kdwln Uoylo
Soothsayer . Mr. Heaumont Smith
IMmlarus . Mr. Kendall \Veston
Sorvlus . Air. Walter Thomas
Flavins . Mr. M.C.Stono
Lucius . Miss Agnes Acres
First Cltl7cn . Mr. Owen Fawcott
Second Citizen . Mr. Charles ICoohlcr
Portia . Miss Minna 1C. Gala
Cnlphurnla . Miss Ctiibricllo Townsend
So tar ns tlio limitations of the theater per
mitted this gr.uul masterpiece was presented
In n manner worthy ol the reputations ol the
distinguished artists who enacted' the prin
cipal roles. It should bo berne in mind , how
ever , that this is a "passing show , ' admlr
ably equipped lor a traveling theatrical com
pany , so lar ns scenery , costumes nnd prop
erties nro concerned , but Irom which 11 would
bo unreasonable to expect that pcrlcctlon In
detail and splendor of scenic effect that ono
has a right to look lor in these modern days
at a theater where n great dramatic company
Is domiciled. In consequence , these xvho
went to sco Julius Caesar , expecting to beheld -
hold , in addition to matchless acting , scries
ol Imposing stage tableaux , came nwny with
n taint Iccllng of disappointment. Tlio great
Hnrrctt , and the greater Hoothvoro there ,
nnd the rendering of the different parts was
tully up to their expectation , hut as a dra
matic representation tliore was not that pomp
and magnificence that properly belongs tc
and should environ "tho noblest Hainan ot
them all. " The sketch of the master was
there , but the finished picture was loft In
the atelier. It is not the Intention
ot the writer to bo captious or hypocritical.
but ib cannot bo denied that the largest
stages are absolutely essential lor the proper
production ol these of Shakespeare's plays
which require largo scenic effects. For these
reasons alone greater pleasure can bo looked
forward to when the grcnt artists appear In
such plays as the "Merchant of Venice" nnd
"Hamlet " which far less
, depend on spec
tacular truthfulness lor their oflccts. The
mind will not bo distracted from the urtlsts
and their incomparable acting by nny incom
plete or incongruous extrinsic accessories.
It can bo said ol Julius Cicsar , nn it was
last night interpreted , la onO ol the few
tragedies of which the adjective "sublime"
is alone descriptive. No fuller cxtollatlon
can bo accorded the manner ol the perform
ance than to assert that It was worthy ol the
word. The t'JJrutus" ot Mr. Booth and the
"Cassius" ol Mr. LJarrctt stand by them
selves , examples ol dramatic art , lor which
there is at this day no comparison , licnoo It
would bo the height ol audacity tor the
unpretentious pencil to even hint a
criticism. A cursory descriptive notlco ,
however , will not como amiss. If there bo
any wlio wish to iloundcr iu the depths ol
learned and wlso critique , let them Iloundcr.
The great cliarui of Booth's IBrutus is Its ex
traordinary simplicity and gentleness. Few
characters have lived of such wonderful
kindliness nnd goodness ns Qooth'a Urutus.
To surpass it ono must go to the sacred
writings and study the writings of lluddha
nnd Christ. 131cssod with all the human
virtues , Urutus had but ono weakness pride
ol his noble birth , and the good state his
ancestors kept in Homo. Booth shows us the
perfect prototype of Slmkcspearo's ideal.
The pure patriot suddenly awakened by
Cassius to the thought that Coisar contem
plates tyranny , and aroused by this Inslnua
tions of the cowardly old Casca to the bolicf
that ho intended to grasp u crown ; broods
over his country's Ills until ha feels that to
stay his hand would bo a dastardly crime
Ills character is then revealed In all Its
grandeur In the line in which ho dcclares-hls
undiminishcd love for C.usiir and his
greater love for Homo. Again , how great is
Hooth in the quarrel scene , and how lu it
Urutus' weaknesses nro lost Bight of , and
there stands bcforo us a patriot Indeed.
Ban nil's Cassius , too , is un admirable
plcco of work , ami is to bo favorably com
paied with Booth's Brutus. His weak point ,
liowovor , a desire to pose , is still conspicu
ously manifest. Yet bo is n Brand actor , and
his poilal ot the character about as neiir
faultless ns it could bo done. Charles B
llunlord , ns Mare Anthony , Is deserving of
the fullest measure of praise. Tlio part Is
the most sympathetic of all the characters ,
and Hnnford did not lose by comparison with
the grcnt actors wlio had the other roles.
Ilis reception amounted to an ovation. John
A. Lane was a good Ciusav , and Owen Faw
cett , as the first citizen , gave lilo and reality
to tlio Koman mob. Miss Gale's 1'ortia was
woman ) v and nice , and Miss OabriclleTown
scud's Culphurnia lar above the average
As was mentioned in the outset of thjs
article , the house was crowded to Its utmost
capacity , and ol course Booth and Ban ett
received n most demonstrative outbuist of
applause when they came on , and after cvary
net. The piny was most irnprusslvuly pio-
dncod , and tlin last sccno , representing the
plains ol I'nilippi. was vury striking.
Sonic or Them liroiiKlit to
Ninth Klrtict.
On last Thursday , n lorco of men was put
to work grading tlio lot on the south side of
St. I'liilomona's cathedral , upon wliich it is
inlomJrd to cioct a now pastoral rosidoncu
DnrliiK the excavating the workmen came
upon n number ol hones whlcli were ovi
dcntly these of human bolngs. How long
they had been buried or whether they
wuro tboso of wluto men or Indians ,
noiio may tell. Tfiat tlioy have been fir
years in their resting ul.iuo is u
well established fuel , bo' ' .mso tlio
( list part of the present pastoral rctldcnco ,
about , lifts foot south of the c.itlicdiul , WUH
riicrtud about olio-third of a century awo.
Such u pcnod would , of itself , enable the
mn < ? t a plriiiK of mortals , especially in view
if Ibo primitive mode of sepultuunicordid
liuman beings in these da.vs , to rcsolvu thorn
tolvos into nothingness. In tins inspect the
deceased , in this instance at least , neom to
liavo been p.nticuiuily successful , BO much
ho , Indeed , that there is not the remotest pos
sibility ot Iduiitillcalion on the pail of the
niobl intimate of their acquaintances.
The now pastoral rostdcncu IK intended to
{ supplant that of the old ono , which has long
boon an cyo soi'o and un unwholcsoiiiu place
of abode. Following the erection of the llrst
mi t , wbieli wan of abode , Bishop O'Uorman
.ireeted nn addition , and In this was nilded u
BocLion built under the direction of Bmhop
O'Connor whoa ho became vicar npostoiic of
this pait of the country. This place
was abandoned sovenil > c.irs ngo by the
> isbop , who is now living in his modern resi
dence near the Sucrcii Heart , convent In
I'ark I'laco. At present the rosldonuo l ou-
i-upiod by Fathers McCai thy , Carroll , Mi'-
Munus and Kclloy , and will bo dismantled
, vben tlio now houto is completed whlcli will
Ijo within a coi.plo months. M ho cost ol thu
,11'ojiosod , strui.auro u ill bo about i < ! ,000.
A pray cnfilo which measured flv < j
feet nine inches and a half from tip to
tip was killed in IJromor county , and a
hald cnulo , six feet anil faoven inches ,
was gathered in in Ulaok Hawk county
_ _
South Sioux City has contracted a
school building to cost $0,000.