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AViiAGEl : > AILl'CUCULATIOX18,2iO ;
TUB Mississippi river is boom in R at
St. Louis. Thnt is the only genuine
l > eon of which St. Louis can boast.
As between shade trcosand telegraph
wires aloup our strcots the avora o
citizen will prefer the shade. .
Tltn city hall "a melancholy monu-
aneut of the incapacity of our city gov
ernment. " Councilman Loo's head
THE amount of paving to bo done this
year in the resident portion of the city
will exceed in extent the record of any
THE weeding out of incompetent men
who arc trying to run Burlington &
Quiucy engines , and the numerous recent -
cent changes which altoot that depart
ment of the railroad , are conclusive evi
dences that ' , 'ovorything is not run
ning smoothly. "
fa GEOUOE FnANCis TRAIN has become
weary of the Canuks nnd is going hack
to Madison Square to play with the
children and to feed the sparrows. His
Psycho , however , is wound up to boom
Omaha in Now York City as it did iti
MiCiiiaAN'8 local option law IB de
clared unconstitutional by the state
Bupromo court on technical points. The
decision is regarded as a great victory
by the liquor men , but the prohibition
ists are not discouraged and are go/mp
to frame a bill which shall not ho open
to technical objections.
JAY , GouiiD is a martyrvto neuralgia ,
I rheumatism and sciatica , also to stock
f watering , railroad wrecking and politic -
c cal jobbing. Ho was unable to meet
' the directors of the Pacific Steamship
Mail company the other day. Neither
were his many victims of the Kansas &
Texas railroad able to moct their crcdit-
, ors. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Is It possible that in the field of poli
tics the name of Ben Butler has not yet
' made Its appearance. A national campaign -
> , paign without Bon Butler on some
/ ticket would bo as uninteresting us a
I base bull game without its kickers. The
f only place reserved for Ben this year is
, on Bolva's ticket. The declination of
P Alfred Love to run gives Bon Butler
the opporlunity to pose as a vice prcsi-
dontial candidate of the equal rights
k party. lie has tried every other ticket ,
} , but the combination never look.
democrats are counted as
rortalu to vote against the Mills bill.
If tlis ) siall ] prove to bq correct , and
there are no defections from the repub
licans , the defeat of the bill in the
Siouso is inevitable. With a solid re
publican vote ngiiinst the measure the
assistance of eight democratic votes will
bo miOloionl to defeat it. It is not eafo ,
JiojYQVOr , to pTaco too great reliance
upon reports regarding the Intentions
of democrats hi tljq house who have not
unmistakably proclaimed themselves.
& The party pressure is very great pn
them. Nevertheless the outlook for the
L Mills bill IB not favorable , and the pro'b-
r ability is that it .will fail , whether
\ brought , to a vote before or after the St.
, OMAHA IB always ready to oxtcmd the
jleht hand of welcome to visitors , and
it is eafo to cay that the distinguished
southern gentlemen of Augusta , Ga. ,
now on a pleasure trip , will bo royally
entertained by representative business
men of Omaha. That these visitors will
bo favorably Imprpssod with tho-enorgy
and activity of our city and South
Omaha gpog without saying , They will
carry buck to their southern hoinos
glowing ptorlcs of the west. They will
find hero that hospitality and good fel
lowship which ia so characteristic of the
South. There Is but puo thing to re
gret. It ifl that wo have to little direct
commercial relations with the southern
etutos. But that is u fault of geograph
ical location , not of the wishes of our
ppoplo , Perhaps the delegation from
Georgia can point out to our business
men some channels of trade by which
an exchange of products can bo made
mutually profitable. But aside from any
commercial advantages which n visit of
this nature may bring , such meetings of
business mon are to bo pncournged.
They foster- unl'ty of iutorcbts and
pomeut national Iricndtthin , ' ,
A Timely anil Just Hobuko.
The action of tho'VVabash. Farmers'
alliance ) of Caes county , In passing reso
lutions condemnatory of the selection of
the creatures of the -railroads to repre
sent the republicans of Nebraska at Chicago
cage , nnd rebuking the treatment ac
corded General Van "Wyck by the state
convention , was timely nnd just. The
members of the alliance who thus put
on record their unqualified disapproval
ot railroad domination in the politics
ot this state nro republicans who are ns
devoted to the party and as solicitous
for Its welfare as any in Nebraska
or olsowhoro. So long as the party
shall dcsorvo their support it can
count with certainty upon receiv
ing it. But they have had a
hard nnd costly experience ns the
consequence of the corrupt manipula
tion of politics by Iho railroads , and
having scon the corporations again step
brazenly to the frcnt nnd secure their
emissaries to the national republican
convention , whllo every vplco raised .for
the people was drowned in the ppn-
tomptuous snocrs and sallies of the cor
poration hcnohtncn , duty to themselves
demanded that tlioy should utter in un
mistakable terms their Indignant pro-
lost and rebuke.
Unquestionably the sentiment of tlio
farmers of Cass county is entertained
by n largo majority of the untrum-
molod republicans of Nebraska. It is
impossible that any considerable num
ber of the men who nro the pillars
and supports of our prosperity
as n commonwealth , and who bavo
berne the heavy burden of railroad op
pression , can fail to realize that the con
tinued assertion in political affairs of
the pernicious influence of the corpora
tions is a most serious mojiuco to their
future welfare. It cannot bo believed
that the intelligent farmers of Ne
braska , who have paid so dearly to learn
what railroad domination in this state
means , fail to appreciate the full sig
nificance of what has boon shown dur
iug the past two weeks lu ovideuco of
tho.political power still exerted by the
corporations. This tremendous and
corrupting influence ) has manifested it
self with a vigor and audacity as great
n it had over before shown , und with a
success also that may well alarm every
friend of the people's Interests.
With a full knowledge of the situ
ation , is it not obviously the duty of the
free republican farmors'of Nebraska to
follow the example of those of Cass
county , protest against the railroad in-
torforcnco in politics , resent the insult
of the people's advocates in a republican
convention , and organize to resist the
further encroachments of the corpora
tions ? It ts certain that the railroads
will not bo satisfied with what they
have already accomplished , but will
seek further victories in the state con
vention and In the choice of members
of the legislature. Their creatures are
in politics for all they can command or
control. They will stop at nothing
necessary to accomplish their purpose.
They may bo successful if the people
are indillerout und apathetic , but their
defeat is certain if the opposition to
them is united , vigilant and firm.
There is no time to lose in bringing
this opposition into lino.
Too Much RospoiiHlbility.
Secretary of the Treasury Fail-child
was banqueted recently and mode a
speech that in most respects was a very
sensible ono. It related largely to the
duties and responsibilities of his office ,
nnd"witli respect to the latter Mr. Fairchild -
child was very explicit in flaying that
they are much greater than should
bo devolved upon any officer of the gov-
oriiinout. Referring especially to the
power given the secretary by congress
for purchasing bonds , Mr. Fairchild
said : "It is unnecessary , it is wrong ,
that such responsibility should bo im
posed"or such power given to any oQlcor
of the government as that which our
laws im ] > ese upon and give to
your secretary of the treas
ury. " There is a great and
accumulating suplus , which can bo
dealt with * only by the purchase of
bonds and the anticipation of interest
not duo. It is in the discretion of the
secretary whether thcio &hnll be coined
monthly two or four million dollars of
silver. Ho can force silver into circu
lation or withhold it. Ho can deposit
currency with the banks or decline to
do so. Ho has the authority and the
means to exert a most important influ
ence on the affairs of the money mar
ket , In a word , ho is a financial
monarch with almost unlimited power.
Secretary Fairchild is entirely right
in saying that no officer of the
government , und least of all the
officer charged with the admin
istration of the treasury , should
have this gro.it responsibility nnd
power. To a man who would not
scrunlo to use them for his poraonnl ad
vantage they would afford the oppor
tunity .for enriching himself and others
to an almost unlimited extent. The
policy of the treasury in certain
exigencies is practically omnipotent in
determining the value of bonds , stocks
and many commodities. It should not
bo loft to any olficial to declare from
time to time what that policy shall bo.
It is an authority toofar-reaehing in its
possible olTects for any ono man to bo
entrusted with , for however wise and
careful and honpst the man may boho
cannot 'always avoid mistakes that
may have very serious results. No
other fiduciary officer in the world pos
sesses such extensive authority as the
secretary of the treasury.
Secretary Fairchild will have done no
better service to tlio country than in
calling attention to this matter , if his
doing so shall have the effect of im
pressing congress with the necessity of
reform , But perhaps the only effective
way of reducing the power of the secre
tary , and restoring the national treas
ury to Its legitimate function , thereby
divorcing it from all extraordinary re
lations Co the financial nlTuirs of the
country , will bo to provide against the
accumulation of a surplus , Thou the
treasury can have a bottled policy , and
there will be no reason or opportunity
for the secretary to oxordso any other
powers than these of receiving and dis
bursing the revenues of the govern
ment as provided by law. The surplus
is responsible lor 'many evils uhlch
cannot bo cosily removed while it re
The School * and Politics.
The people of Omaha will this year
again have the question presented to
thorn whether the school board shall bo
a non-partisan body or shall bo com
posed of politicians who will make use
of their positions for personal nnd par
tisan advantage. The nttltudo of Tint
BEU on this question will bo the entno
this year that it waa last. Wo are un
changeably opposed to a partisan school
board. Wo believe the practice of
electing politicians to administer the
affairs of our schools to bo essentially
pernicious and demoralizing , It is a
policy that is universally condemned ,
nnd its abandonment is Bought
wherever noithorof the political parties
is so overwhelmingly In the majority as
to have everything It ? own way. The
ablest and most experienced friends ot
education reprehend it. Its supporters
nro the self-seeking politicians only ,
whoso business it is to turn everything
to the account of politics.
This class havoalroqdysigulfted their
purpose to put in the field a partisan
ticket for members of the school board.
They propose to make the boat-d , if pos
sible , a political body , so that its power
and influence may be wloldod In the in
terest ol a party and for the benefit of
such politicians ns may bo able to use it.
They intend , if permitted , to matte our
public schools a part of the political
machine by which they nnd their
friends are to secure and retain public
ollco. | This means eventually the de
terioration and degradation of our school
system. Whenever the public schools
become the instruments of the politi
cians , to do service in rewarding their
followers nnd raising their friends to
public places , the efficiency of the
schools will necessarily become im
paired and their usefulness diminished.
The infusion of politics into educational
affairs will inevitably work detriment
to the latter.
Those who believe in a non-partisan
school board should promptly organize
to confront , and as wo believe can bo
done , defeat the partisan programme
already announced. * It is n matter of
very grave importance to our city and
to the future of our schools , and the
people of Omaha who desire to keep
public education frco from all associa
tion with politics should give it imme
Foil the past lew weeks an enormous
adverse balance of foreign trade sot in
against us on merchandise account. The
United States was importing jnoro goods
than it exported. Ju consequence , the
brokers of Wall street predicted a great
efllux of gold , and the clouds looked
dark iu moneyed circles. But the exporta
tion of spcoio to pay for the woolens and
thousand and ono other articles im
ported from England , Franco and Ger
many did not sot in. The scare was
more fanciful than real. Notwithstand
ing the balance of trade was
In favor of England , the rate of
exchange was kept down by the liberal
investing of foreign capital in mining
aid manufacturing enterprises in
America as well as by our continued ex
portation of railroad bonds. It is
strange that the balance of trade fluc
tuations are not better understood.
Whenever America imports more than
she exports the cry is annually raised
that there Is an unfavorable balance of
trade , and that the gold will flow out of
the country. Nothing is more falla
cious. In the nature of the immunso
international trade with England , there
is a period in the year when wo import
more foreign goods than wo export.
This season always comes in
the spring when our shipments
of grain and provisions to Europe
uro at the minimum. As soon as the
harvests sot in , America not only wipes
out the balance but turns the scale and
England owes us for the rest of the
year. Added to our exports of food
products , the bonds and securities
which nro the certificates of foreign
money invested in American enter
prises , there is practically no adverse
balance of foreign trade ngainst us. The
scare of an efllux of gold ia therefore
silly nnd unfounded.
Tun United States court in the dis
trict of Now York has just handed down
a decision in the now famous cnso con
nected with the importation of Rev. E.
Walpolo Warren , the pastor of Trinity
church. The court sustains the decis
ion of the lower courts , that the act of
congress against foreign contract labor
applies to ministers. This ruling will
bo a surprise not only to the vestrymen
of Trinity church , who are liable to a
fine of $1,000 , but also to the ministers
of the United States. It may bo a de
batable question whether congress in
tended the act to apply to ministers ,
but looking nt the matter in a common
sense view , it seoma right that the min
istry asa profession bhould como under
the provisions of the contract labor act.
farmers of Nebraska nnd tjio
northwest cannot find fault with the
weather. For planting corn and coroalb ,
everything Is most propitious. The
weather Is pool and but little rain has
fallen for the past week or ton days ,
giving the farmers ample opportunity
to finish their work which was inter
fered with by the lute rains. Wheat
seeding Js practically finished except in
very few localities. In many counties
farmers are busy putting in oats and
barley and the acreage of these crops
will undoubtedly bo larger than last
year. The aorongo of 'corn is every
thing to bo desired , and the prospopts
for a fujl crop this fall start out very
A Franlc ConfohHlon.
Chicago Time * .
The Nebraska republicans merit whatever
praise U duo to men who frankly admit their
own domagoglsm. In their platform , after
arraigning the democrats for seeking to tear
down "tho great American sy&tem of protec
tion , " they proceed to denounce tko demo
crats for making no effort "to put down cor
porate trubts. " Inasmuch a it Is "tho great
American system of vrotection" that makes
most of these trusts possible , and inasmuch
as nltio out of every ten members of these
trusts are influential republicans bent on
pontlnulng "tbo * great American system of
protection , " \\\o \ \ Nebraska platform is almost
as moritoikms as a frank Confession , It
ought to do the souls of republicans , out
there a deal of good. .
VO1OI3 Oli * AH13 SXATK IUIES9.
Several now RranU trains will now bo fitted
up ntgroat cxponso , for political purposes.
No 'scab" engineers nocdnjiply , as the lever
will bo pulled by n political offlolM , remarks
the Thayer CountyiHornld.
The Scrtbnor News thus records the po
litical dcnilso of "Onr Val : " Valentino waa
in the Norfolk convention with n view to
gottlng himself elected delegate to Chicago.
Out ot the flf ty-sdvcn In the convention ho
got three votes. Val. Isn't the power ho
uacd to bo. i
The Norfolk Nowk wondorlngly Inquires :
What right has n'lot ' of imported Plnkorton
specials to bo dolhg jSolIco duty lu Nebraska ?
By the time n few inoro citizens are killed
off , perhaps public sentiment will bo aroused
sufficiently to demand that the Burlington
road call of its dogs.
The Wood River Gazette remarks ! Hon.
N. "V. Harlan withdrew from the congres
sional race in the Second district. The con
spiracy to down anything nnd everything in
opposition to Laird was too formidable , and
Mr. II. wisely concluded not to allow himself -
self to become its victim.
"Slnco Congressman McShano Is not n
candidate for reelection1 says the Beatrice
Democrat , utho republican aspirants for his
position nro bobbing up all over the district.
Thcro is plenty or tltnbor in the republican
camp , such as It is , and it is of that peculiar
growth thnt pushes itself to the front , un
cultivated and unbidden. "
Thus merrily sings the Kearney County
Democrat : Another month nnd wheat will
bo heading out. Another month later the
sound of the reaper will bo hoard. Ninety
days hence wo will bo eating bread made
from now wheat , nud tbo critical moment
will have passed and gone. Soon the streets
will Do ciowdcd with farm wagons loaded
with grain , and the farmer will bo returning
homo with lumber , merchandise , otc. , < whis
tling merrily , nnd the merchants will bo hail-
oning to the bank to make their dally depos-
its. Hang on I Ilnng on 11
The Cedar county Nonpareil editor throws
his soul away In this fashion : "U. N. Smith ,
of Concord , has our thanks for 52.50 on sub
scription. It took us so by surprise that wo
nearly had a fit ; It being the first money wo
had received on back subscription for nearly
three weeks. We'll gladly risk having fits , '
however , if inoro of our subscribers will
follow the example of Mr. Smith. Wo would
have tbo heart to get up a hotter paper ; as It
is now ono might ns well not try to do any
thing If ho has to dcpond on collections. As
n matter of fact wo don't take in cash enough
to pay current expenses , although wo nro
doing a jattliug good credit business , and wo
expect our duos sometime or the other , but
wo can't persuade the paper dealers to do
business this way. It Is cither cash up , or
close up. Pay up , so wo can cash up I"
The York Times thus reviews the action Of
the recent convention In this city : "Though
Hascall and others In the state convention
jeered General VanWyck's resolutions , it
Was a noticcablo fact that the committee
embodied his tariff views in the platform
which was unanimously adopted with a good
deal of enthusiasm , 'Tho democratic per
tion' of the Van Wyok resolutions seemed
to fit the republican platform pretty well.
They arc preclscly'tlio ' same views that wcro
expressed by Mr. Laird in his letter of ac
ceptance aud roprqaont the sentiments of
nino-tcnths of thoiropubllcans of Nebraska
and nearly all of thcMomocrats. It was not
the tariff portion of Mr. Van Wyck's resolu
tions which were objected to as unrcpubli-
can , but that resolution whicti referred to
the interference of the railroads in politics.
The boys nro very tender on that ] x > int , but
.they may rest assured that the majority of
the party in this stafo do not consider such
sentiments unropublican. There is no doubt
that the interference of the railroad corpo
rations in state politics'this year has lost the
republican party thousands ot votes , nnd
General Van Wyck is not the only man who
deprecates it. "
Chanced His Sex.
The Father of Waters ia just now the
Mother of Mischief.
The Brass Button.
Plotiter Pi ess.
The Cleveland button has stamped upon it
the inscription : "A public ofllco is n public
trust. " The button is made of brass , and
the metal is appropriate to the inscription.
Why IndlRiinnt ?
Tlio doctors have kept the New York man
who was bitten by a rattlesnake uproariously
drunk ever since. Thcro is a great deal of
indignation in New York because ho killed
The Itnll Hull Murker ,
' Scaled proposals will bo received until 0
o'clock on October 8,18S3 , for the purchase
of ono or more first-class bull players. Pro
posals must state player wanted nnd sum
offered. Every man guaranteed to bo worth
his price to the Chicago club. No bids of
less than $10,000 entertained. Address Chicago
cage ball club. N. 13. A fine assortment of
promising colts now under training will bo
ready for the market In ISS'J ' , "
The Itcpiiljllcnn Alwnyfl
KuiiKiis City Jimrnal.
While n copy of the platform ndoptcd by
the Nebraska republican convention was on
its way to the otllco of the Omaha Republican
some mischief maker pinned to it one or two
sections from the democratic platform , nnd
the Republican charges collusion on the part
of its democratic contemporary , the Herald.
Whoever may have been guilty of collusion ,
it Is certain that the Republican was guilty
of gross carelessness and stupidity which
passes understanding. Its explanation Is
The Growth of the HOOJJIH.
Commcicfal Adctiltter ,
It Is a rather late spring for all kinds of
crops , including booms. Nevertheless , just
as seed time and harvest never full , however
unfavorable the meteorological conditions
may bo , the politica | mrvcst is sure to ripen
every fouith year in this country , oven if
it occasionally gets n little behind time.
A president must , bq ( elected every fourth
November. In order to bo elected ho must.
Imvo been nominated previously ; and In
order to bo nominated. ' ! ! appears tobo "gen-
crally conceded" thut no must Imvo a boom ,
This Is not strlctluiuid Invariably tiuo. In
fact there have been'a great many and nota
ble exc options to the mlo. Gurfluld had no
boom , Hayes had no boom , Lincoln had 110
boom. Hut the aspiring politician usually
thinks it better to bo "forehanded , " and ac
cordingly devotes u utptty largo share of his
notivo llfo to the incubation and nourishment
of his boom.
Ijook Out Bain ,
Sam Randall , Sam Randall , beware of the
When the star-eyed shall meet thco In battle -
tlo array ,
For the boys lu the trenches nro heaving in
And the pjumo of the cliloftaln who loads
thorn In light
Is a tuft of pluo grass , See his ominous
Wo , wo to theo , Sain ) Ho will trnuiplo tupo
STATH AND TKIIUITOUY.
The university cadets are now in catnp at
Ajoungladybf Hastings invested & ) D in
real oslatp a year ago and to-day Is worth
over * 2,000.
The Danabrog Sentinel Is the nnrao of a
now'Tmpor from Howard county.
Father Martin ngnln booomos solo proprlo-
or of the Dakota City Argus. "Of course , "
tsays Father Martin , "our story will bo con
Slncp the death of Mason , who diet ) from
the effect of n mad dog's blto , n general warfare -
faro has been commenced upon nil dogs , ro-
gardlcss of color.
Arrangements nro being mndo for n public
fountain In the city. It Is expected to see
the toculont waters of the old Missouri spout
IWo thousand foot in the air.
In the foot rnco at South Sioux City on
Saturday Maloney , the Jackson racer , won
the 100-yard dash over Gray , the South Sioux
City runner , on a 15mlnuto record.
The oldest Indian village la Dakota county ,
Ncbruika , of which thqro is any record , xvas
located by the Omaha's near the present Slto
of Homer. They burned it in 1600 to got rid
of the small pox.
James Arthur , n farmer from Pleasant
Valley township , Dodge county , was ar
raigned by Sheriff Malion yesterday before
the commission of insanity and pronounced a
Thomas Hilton , who lives ntDoadwood ,
Crawford county , is the father of a fourteen
pound boy. It arrived last Monday , nnd as
an evidence of the productiveness of No-
braskn's soli it caps the climax.
General L. W. Colby Is In Washington.
His business down that way is to gt > into
Pennsylvania nnd got the Arabian stallion.
"Linden Tree , " which ho recently purchased
sf U. S. Grant , jr. It is stated that it wljl
cost $300 to ship the horse to Lincoln.
It Is stated that James Burrowsof Pueblo ,
Colo. , who was arraigned for the killing of I.
I' . Olllve , several months ago , has been , by
the Jury , acquitted on the grounds of solt-do-
feu so. OHivo was well known in nn early
day In this state , as a stock man , und was
Says the Journal : "Tho Indebtedness of
Hastings is loss than $200,000 by consldorablp ,
and in this respect can stand , much to her
credit and financial reputation , comparison
with all the cities of the west. For tlio debt
wo do have wo have much to show four dis
tinct systems of giant railway corporations of
the western country. "
The Wnyno , Neb. , Driving Park associa
tion begins July-1,18S3. Lot 1 , 3:35 : clusH ,
i < > 0 ; lot 2 , pacing race for green paceis ,
$150 ; lot 8 , pony race , ono-half mlle nnd repeat -
peat , f25 ; lot 4 , three-minute class , SICO ; lot
C , 2-15 : class , 200 ; lot 0. thrco-minuto class
for horses owned in Wayne and adjoining
counties slnco May 1. fc7G : lot 7 , one-half
mile nnd repent ( running ) , ? 100 ; lot 8 , 3:27 :
class , $200 $100 to winning horsoif ho makes
250orbetter. : ! If the weather Is favorable
the races will bo continued Juno 0 , with
That same old chestnut , the Nebraska
clam bake association , will clvo ono of Its
annual seasons of sontt at Shogo island , at
Milford , Neb. , Juno 1 , 2 nnd 3 , IbSS. Tbo
membership fee is S3 , which entitles the
member to bring ono guest with him pro-
vldcU the guest pays In the samp amount.
Among the peculiarities of the organization
are rules forbidding the U&o of cigars , plug
hats lind whlto shlits. Pipes will bo fur
nished by the association and every species
of salt water shell llsh will bo provided aud
cooked by sea-coast exports.
SOme grain dealers nt Odobolt are ship
ping 80,000 bushels of oats this wcok.
An old settlers' festival is announced to
tnko place at Macedonia on the 80th of this
The Odd Fellows of Dubuque will decorate
the graves of deceased members ou memo
rial day , May 80.
The Sioux City high school alumni has de
cided to hold the annual exorcises on the
evening of Juno 13.
The gas well people nt Marshalltowa are
haying considcrablo trouble on account of the
blue clay crumbling in.
Holstoln wants a canning factory , a starch
factory , a butter and egg packing bouse and
a creamery. Thnt is all this tlmo.
The Fort Dodge butter and tub factory ,
owned by Butler liros. . has been destroyed
by fire again for the third or fourth timo.
The Onawa Gazette was recently sold
under a chattel mortgage and purchased by
H. C. Lamb , father-in-faw of Mr. Ainswortb ,
the proprietor of the paper.
The Northwest Soldiers' and Sailors' asso
ciation will meet at Sioux City ia August , in
stead of corn palace time , as first suggested.
The forty-ninth annual meeting of the gen
eral association of the Congrcgation'al
churches and ministers of Iowa will bo hold
at Grlnnell , May 23 to 'J7.
A crazv man was arrested In Sioux City by
Deputy Ford. The fqllowwas on Prospect
hill In a heavy rain on his knees praying. He
gave his name as Doran , and again as Brady.
The occupants of Bachelors' hall at Hoi-
stein are talking seriously of organizing a
bachelors' insurance company. The plan
will bo for each member to pay 810 to any
members who shall get married ,
A band of Indians is giving nightly exhibi
tions in the court house at Crcston , much to
the dissatisfaction of some of the taxpayers
nnd tlie djspp.t 9.f fho. officers. Some joker
has posted a card in the court house yard
saying "All business but Indian exhibitions
is suspended. "
Several new houses are in course of con
struction in Ccntervillc.
The Rural Voice , of Olivet , will remove to
Mcnno in about two weeks.
The leading amusement among the sport
ing class of Redlleld nowadays is foot ball.
The Vermlllion cornet baud is practicing
for a big concert to bo given on theunivcrslty
The consecration of Christ churchat Yank-
ton , which was to huvo occurred May ! 10 , has
been postponed until some tlmo iu Juno.
The countv commissioners of Hutchlnsnn
county have let the contract for the construc
tion of n lire-proof vault at , the courthouse.
A largo number of valuable and interesting
natural history specimens were iccelvcd at
the Vcrmilllon university last week from
'Rochester , N. Y.
Alexandria is making arrangements to
build a brick veneered four roomed school
house to cost when completed 3,000. The
old bchool building will be taken by tbo city
and converted into u town hall.
The sisters of St. Edward's ' academy at
Dendwood Imvo made a beautiful banner
to bo competed for Dy the various Uro com
panies of the HI nek Hills at a fair to open at
that place on the OtU of next mouth.
The postmaster of Carbonate camp , In the
Black Hills mining district , has caused con
siderable of a sensation up there by going on
an extended spree. Nothing is known of his
accounts bavo that ho has made no reports
of money order business for three months ,
Fanro has ono or two breweries In nctlvo
operation , but cannot sell to residents. Citi
zens who wiuit kegs delivered at their houses
order by telephone from the sales depot
across the river , and boor wagons are driven
f lorn the brewery over ono brldfQ and back
over the other to deliver to icsluents.
General llrooko's Serenade.
In the balcony of the Paxton sat many
army oftlcers , their wives mid friends last
evening , nnd enjoyed the beautiful concert
given by the band on the floor of the corri
dor. About the halls strolled tdo guests of
the houBo. aud en the lower noor were
crowded tlio many outsiders who had been
drawn thlthor by the sweet strain ? of music.
The affair was the llrst serenade by the
Second Infantry bund to Brigadier General
Brooke , the successor of General Crook.
The sercnaao commenced at about 8 o'clock
and continued until shoi tly after 10. The
following programme was given :
Selection "Robert Lo ; Liahlo.Meycrbeor )
Diploma Polku Cornut Solo Cox
Waltzes "One Hundred Nights , " . . Strauss
Reminiscences of Doiiizotta ( arranged )
Wultzes-"Flour D'Alsair" SUIncr
Selection "Caprlciu , " ( arr. ) . .Wedoiuuyor
La Boiilnambala "Thralr mid Vuru > , " . .Don
igulh ( Cornet Bolo ) Prof Darwin.
I Potpourri " 111 Pollute , " . Doulgath
Badly IMtton ISy
J. E. Copald , a Sixteceth street saioon-
keeper , was attacked lost evening by a
Yipious bulldog owned by a butcher doing
business ou the snino btrcot. A.t . tljo tlmo of
the affair Kopald was standing i front of
his saloon. His clothes wvro badly torn by
the animal and tbo ilesh in his side aud nock
was .terribly laccratod. Medical attepdauco
was called at dnco und the ugly cuts wcro
, eared for. The owner jof the dog .has prom
ised to' have U Wiled iqimudtutcly.
MORE HEADS WILL COME OFF
Postal Olorka to bo Dismissed for
PATENTS FOR THE POSTOFFICE.
The Department Wooded AVItli I nbor-
saving Devices The Next Postage
Reduction Will lo Mntlo on
Uneasy Mall Distributors
WASHINGTON , May 22. ( Special Telegram
to THE DDE ] The change lu the head of the
railway mail norvlco of tlio postoftlco depart
ment Is causing n great deal of uneasiness
nnioiiR UJD postal clerks of the country. Al
though the dismissal of a largo number of
competent clorlts during the past thrco ycnrs
has caused n decided fulling off In the
cfllcloncy of the service , It Is the determina
tion of the powers that bo to carry on the
process of weeding out the remaining repub
lican clorlts until a nwu whoso politics uro
not In accord with the administration will bens
ns dinicult to find In the railway mnll service
ns a rlpo strawberry In the northern fields In
It Is understood that preparations nro being
made for n wholesale change from thlstimo
on until election day , and mil way mall clciks
will bo dismissed by wholesale , notwith
standing tliclr records for ofllclciicy nnd the
faithful performance of their duties. The
administration , or nt least that branch of It
controlled by Postmaster-General Dickinson ,
docs not propose to allow the business Inter
ests of the country to Intcrforo with the
moves on the political chess-board. A clean
swccj ) Is down , nnd every place Is to bo rando
of some value to the democratic party. In
consequence the complaints of ineAlcionoy
which linvo boon so thick of lalo will bo re
dressed , and these who hnvo cause to com
plain nmy keep on growling , at least until
after the November elections.
The supply division of the postofilco de
partment Is again ilooiloJ with a number of
patented devices. The paiiteuleos think they
Imvo the very thing needed to lessen the
labor of cancelling stumps and post-marking
letters. Up to date , howovcr , the depart
ment has not seen fit to adopt any of tlicso
patents , because of the complicated nature of
the machinery , or imperfection of or the cost
of the machine. Some years ago a machine
was invented for cancelling stamps on postal
cards which is a self-feeding apparatus , and
Which worked to perfection. This machine
costs WOO. and u number of thoin have been
purchased by the department. Cut postal
cards nro going out of fashion , nnd the ne
cessity for the machinery Is passing awav , so
that it is not likely that any inoro of them
will bo purchased. An inventor in Now Eng
land has a'devico * for cancelling nnd post
marking stamps , which is used in the post-
office nt Boston. The government has not yet
purchased any of thesecontiivauocs.although
the postmaster-general has recouimondod
their adoption for the larger
ofticcs of the country. The reason
ho has not made the purchases Is
because the price fixed upon is altogether
too high , as the patentee asks $500 each
forthcm. If ho can bo induced to cut the
price down somewhat they will probably bo
placed in all the first and second class of-
llccs ; otherwise the government will wait
until some simpler method is dovlscd. Ono
of the problems to bo solved in the post of
fice department is that relating to ink. An
indelible ink is needed , nnd up to date none
has boon offered which fills the requirements.
Some powerful chemical inks which usually
contain mtrata of silver , has boon placed
upon the market , bnt their use by the de
partment is prevented because they are too-
powerful , and destroy the contents of let
ters as well as the stamps
It is probable that Postmaster General
Dickinson will appoint a commission duriug
this summer to settle upon some compound
which can bo used for destroying stamps so
that they cannot bo washed , and which will
bo at the same time free from danger.
The next general reduction , of letter postage -
ago will probably bo proposed on foreign
matter. Letters to all parts of the worjd
now pay five oouts for each half ounce ,
whether mailed in the United States to
other countries or iu other coun
tries to the United States. This
is an international arrangement and meets
with general approval except with people in
coast cities who do heavy transactions In
merchandise with foreign dealers. These
are demanding a rcductipu in the postage , seas
as to make 5 cents pay for an ounce instead
of a half ounce. The matter is ono which
must bo settled by international negotiations ,
and will bo very slow to not upon. The re
ductions on foreign postage have been re-
marlcnble during the last third of a century.
In 1840 it cost 43K cents to send a half ounce
of letter matter from Hoston to Bremen ,
Germany , and a newspayor from or to the
same points had to pay 01 cents. The reduc
tions were made by 50 per cent cuts.
The strange and unexpllcablo turn taken
by Second Assistant Postmaster General
Knott recently in refusing to inform bidders
for star route contracts who wore successful
until weeks after the time the lettiups were
made had elapsed has been paralleled by the
supervising architect of the treasury. It has
boon the custom of the supervising architect
from the ci cation of the olllco to make public
records of bids and contracts , which records
wcro open to the public Intelestcd for
Inspection at any time. Bids 1110
always opened nt 2 o'clock in the afternoon ,
and the names of bidders and the amounts
proposed by them are Instantly made public ,
The present supervising architect , or the am
eers under him , Imvo refused to furnish the
i oprcscntatlvos of the press and others who
call for the information , lists of bidders , un
less the parties desiring the in formation nro
present nt the opening of the bids. It is
probable that Secretary Fairchlld's attention
will bo called to this proceeding and that the
buporvismv architect will bo asked to explain
this remarkable action.
SHUTTING OUT A FACTORY.
The Other Side of Urn Kouiizc-l > afo
Soap Jloiibo Question.
Tuesday evening tho'iMCstiou of pt eventing
the opening of the Page soup wet Its in the
old Koyd packing house como , up iu the
council and was referred to the delegation
from the First ward. As mentioned in TJIB
IJici : of Monday the part of the house in
question \\us sold to Vf , A. Page , of Crcston ,
Iu. , and the Intention of the latter was to
open his factory on tlio first of next month.
The opposition led by Mr. Kountzo will prob
ably Interfere wltth the piojcctbecause , as
stated , it was backed with Interests repre
sented as valued at $1,000,000. This opposi
tion was grounded mainly on the
charge , that ns a soap factory
was necessarily a nuisance. It emitted un
pleasant odors , and it was Impossible to keep
it in a clean and healthy condition , Somu
months ago , on the same groundMr. Kount/o
prevented the sale of the lioyd house to Un.
dorwood , the Chicago pucker It is stated
that nt the tlmo nn onilnunco was passed
which prevented slaughter houses nnd other
malodorous institutions , among thorn sonp
works , from bolng erected in the city ,
though the ordinance could not bo found , I f
Nuch should bo the case , the opening of the
1'ago factory , without repealing the ordi
nance , will bo an Impossibility.
It is claimed , on Uio other hand , that such
an ordinance does not exist , and that the
only way in which the factory may bo prevented -
vented from opening Is under the section
thirty of the council which provides that the
"mayor and council shall have power to secure -
cure tliQ 'cuorul health of the city , to pro
vide for the prevention , abatement and re
moval of nuisances ; to ruguluto or pre
vent the carrying on of any busicness which
may bo dangerous or detrimental to public
This is the undeifttunding of the case had
bv some members of the council , with two of
whom a UKU man npoko yesterday One ,
Mr. Manvlllo , said ho had boun approached
by some person whom ho did not know , and
asked to prevent the opening of Pago's fuc-
lory , ilo , howovcr , did ndi Understand why
a soap factory could not run hero without
LCiugnurlous ! ] to people and noiruborli6od ,
Councilman BnjUer wiid that ho hud not
been approached by anybody regarding
objections to the noup works. When
> eoplo wanted to work eultctnes of that kind
ihcy went to pthor incmburs of tUo council. ,
Flo wan opposed on general principle * to
shutting out manufACKirloH. The city Vran
striving for thorn , wanted thorn and ought to
oncourngo thorn. A ROBU factory was not A
nuisance , nnd ho would glvo no vote to * hut
ono out. because it meant , among other
things , the employment of nt least fifty tnon.
Dr. Mercer Was sXkcn ) to on the subject
nnd said that so far from a soap-factory
being a nuisance , llioro was nothing to destroy -
stroy Impurity in the atmosphere so well ns
the acids nnd chemicals used In the innnnf.no >
Uiro of oap. nnd everybody know that.
Mr. Page has written that ho will nrrlvo
in Omaha to-day. It is stated by some that
the transfer to Mr. Page of the property has
not yet been made , but this statement Is not
credited by well-informed people who know
that the deed was made out long ago and
forwarded to Chicago to MM. .T. D. Her for
her signature. They claim that the deed
must Lave long since reached Mr. Page ,
Mr. Her and his brother Peter nro noxr In
Chicago. They were telegraphed yesterday
by Colonel Akin of this city of an un
favorable turn in the Illness of thotr .father
in Tinin , O. , and will probably return to that
point before coming homo. Mr. Ilor has not
been informed of the opposition obovo referred -
forrod to , and Mr. Page had not anticipated
it , because ho had already inndo the first
payment on the property purchased.
THIS nUKKAU'H CHIEF.
Mr. GrinittH Addresses ix Icw Mnos to
the Hoard of Trade Freight lluronu.
But a few days uioro remain of the ofilcial
connection of W. S. Grlnitts with the
freight bureau of the Omaha board of trade.
Ho retires on the first of next mouth , and
retirement nt that tlmo Is considered par
ticularly unfortunate by many of the mem
bers of the board. Some Imvo felt that it n
retirement must take plnco It would have
been a dictate of policy aim courtesy to have
placed the date subsequent to decision of tlio
intcr-stuto railway commission upon the
question of discrimination raised by the
bureau , nnd especially by Commissioner
Grinilts. The retirement of the latter leaves
the present freight committee without n
head and has prompted Mr , Grlflltts to pen
tliein n few lines bearing upon the future of
the board In the discussion of railroad nuos-
tions. Mr. Grinitts says :
1. The decision In our case now pending before -
fore the intcr-stato commerce commission ,
if favorable , your watchful attention will bo
necessary In order to see Its requirements
are promptly fulfilled by the railroads In in
terest. If unfavorable , your best efforts will
bo required towards reaching the ends lu
View , through other channels.
- . All decisions of tlio intcr-stato commerce -
morco commission should bo carefully scruti
nized by your committee , iu the interests of
3. The course our stnto board of transpor
tation may pursue with reference to a reduc
tion of freight rates In Nebraska , should bo
closely watched. In this connection the
claim of tlio Union Pacific for exemption
from state Interference , and its ultimate dis
position , are subjects for your earnest atten
tion and consideration , as affecting Omaha.
4. The effect of the distance tariff now
adopted in Iowa should bo cnrofullylnvosti-
gated us to the influence it may oxcrciso , for
good or ill , on our Jobbing and manufactur
ing interests ,
5. The Niagara ship canal project , toward
which our board of trade stands fully com
mitted , should not bo lost sight of. On the
assembling of the legislature oaro should bo
tnkon to secure the passage of strong resolu
tions endorsing the enterprise , ana stops betaken
taken for tboir proper presentation to the
congress of the United States.
0. The efforts to destroy competition of
Canadian roods , as voiced in resolutions al
ready presented to congress , should bo stub
bornly resisted in the interests of our Job
bers and manufacturers. This point may
yet call for the exercise of the highest ability
you can command in. an appeal and argu
ment before the intor-stato commerce com
I retire with the warmest thanks for the In
variable courtesy you have extended ino
throughout my entire oTidal ( intercourse , nnd
with my best wishes , not only for your indi
vidual futures , but the continued welfare of
the Omaha board of trado.
. A FAST STOCK TOJUJf. " "
Nineteen cars of stock bound for Chicago
left at 0 : J5 yesterday morning , and by special
agreement on the part of the C. , B. & Q.
management are to arrive in Chicago iiisldo
of fifteen hours. This is the fastest stock train
time on record.
THE nrocCTOiis SUSTAINKD.
Copies of the resolutions adopted by the
stockholders of the Chicago. Burlington &
Qulncy at their annual mooting ift Chicago
May 10 were received at B. & M. headquar
ters yesterday. Five hundred nnd twen
thousand five hundred and
five shares were represented , being nioro
than two-thirds the entire capital stoclt , and
the following unanimously adopted :
Resolved , That the stockholders of the
Chicago , Burlington & Qulncy Railroad com
pany thoroughly sustain nnd approve the
course pursued by the directors , president
and managers of the company during the
recent strike of the engineers , firemen and
In the face of the above statement whcro
is the man who has temerity enough to deny
the oft repeated statement :
"Everything is running smoothly. "
NEW rllCIQIIT HATES.
The Union J Pacific yesterday Issued
their new freight tariff circular on shipments
from Mlssouil river points in Kansas , No-
brask.i and Montana which will talto effect
Juno 1. Hates to Montana poiuts uio us fol
lows : .First class 3.05 , second class f 1.60 ,
third class $1.55 , fourth class 810 ! ! , fifth class
$1.15 , class "A" $1.03 , class "B" 02e , class
"C" Wo , class "D" 72c , class "E" ( i2c. Thcso
rates apply to points on the Montana Union
and Utah & Northern. The rates on Cattle
to points on the former line are $115 , to
points ou the latter from ? KI3,25 to f 110 , ac-
Acting on Information received from B
& M. headquarters , TUB JJi a few days
since announced that the republican delega
tion to tlio Chicago convention would travel
via the Chicago , Burlington & Quiucy. It
transpires since , liouovur , thnt the Milwau
kee has sccuicd the plum , nnd that the dolo-
gallon will travel in a vestibule train , with
dining cut3 und such things atUchcd ,
As is usual the republican delegates to the
Chicago convention will travel over the
Union Pnclllo In six special coaches. The
train will leuvo Sun Francisco Juno 10 at 8
a , in.
Peter F. Daly , traveling passenger agent
of the Delaware , Lackawanna & Western , Is
in the city in the intercut "of his popular
route , Pcto Is a genial young man and a
rustler , nnd if tlio Lackawatum docs not
profit by his visit out hero it will not be hii
The ropoit that engineers nnd firemen for
merly In the employ of the Burlington uro
leaving Omaha to search work olsuwhoro is
a fabrication emanating from u few half-sal
aried petty officials of tlio B. & M. The inon
are doing welt enough hero at pioscnt and It
is but a matter of tlmo when tlielr old places
on the "Q" will again bo open.
Superintendent Bllckonsdcrfcr , of the
Union Paciflo , has gene west.
General Passenger nnd Ticket Agent Teh-
belts , of the Unloji Pacific , who has boon in
Sun Francisco for some time , returns to-day.
Assistant General Passenger nnd Ticket
Agunt Lomax , of the Union Pacific , re
turned from Kansas City yostoidny ,
General Passenger Agent Hustls. of the
B. & M. will return from San Francisco Fri
Assistant General Ft eight Agent Johnson ,
of the Union Pacific , returns from California
on Sunday next.
The Itock Island summer resort at Colfax
Springs , Iowa , will bo opened Juno 2.
Tlio Union Paaiflo announces that the Gun-
rilson district has boon reopened for business ,
McGoo's station , 120 miles west of Denver ,
an the Union Pacific , has boon closed ,
Schwandcrs station , IS'i rnile& west of
Denver , has boon made a reporting freight
nid passenger btation.
Shetland pony forealohy George A ,
Koollno , Council HlutfH.
King of MIlna'H
PESTU , May 2J. The minister of communi
cation lias learned of a plot to overturn the
.rain on which the king of Milan returned to
[ iolgrudc. The plot was thwarted t > y the
irofcct of Belgrade , who arrested a man
inuicd VitalU , a eon of a millionaire .railway
Drink Multo for the nerves ? '
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