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FiiA.VG'K lit lust has a pretext for
dccliinition of wur. The young Gorma
emperor has erased the French languag
from his bill of faro and "menu" will b
known in Gormnny no more.
KWTOU DANA'S put phruso , "rainbo' '
chaser , " to describe Chairman Brice I
too Rood to bo lost. It fits in so nicel ,
to characterize the vain attempt of tin
democratic party to carry the country
Tun advent of Mr. J. D. Culhoun r
editor of the Jfcruld has boon announce
Bomi-otlicially , and TIIK BIK : take
plojisuro in extending to him a cordia
welcome to metropolitan journalism.
Tun McShano Invincibloa nnd th
Samooldsot club have hired all th
brasH bands in this city and Cuunci
BlulYs to serenade the next govornoi
General Thayer will fool highly compli
inontod nt this demonstration from on
friends , the enemy.
ANOTiiKJt offensive partisan him bee
heard from. Mr. Glmrdo , resistor of
land oflleo , is stumping Northwester
Nebraska for the democracy. If General
oral Sparks was now at the head of th
national land bureau Mr. Ghardowoul
receive his walking papers.
TincKK has boon some modification i
Chief Seavoy's order to the police t
ransack the hotels and residences <
couples that cannot produce their coi
tillcatos. This will afford nome rolii
to people who have mislaid their mm
CiiAUNCKY M. DKi'KW , fresh fro ;
Europe , also adds his opinion to th
current belief that the outlook :
promising for n , prosperous fa
trndo in America. A clear-heado
business man like the president of tli
Now York Central knows whereof r
upcuks. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
AN intense wave of enthusiasm hi
risen over the Third ward since the in
nouncoment that Congressman Mi
Bhano would bo in Omaha within tl
next twenty-four hours. The boys lm\
been very thirsty since the opening <
the campaign , and they're impatioi
to BOO the bar'l tapped.
Mu. MAYNK still declines to tondi
his resignation from the board of publ
works. Mr. Mayno need not rosigi
and in fact ho cannot resign a politic
which ho has vacated by becoming
robident of fawn. It is the manifc
duty of Mayor Broatch to fill the v
cancy at once , and if the council poi'sU
in ignoring the fact that there is a v ;
canoy the courts can bo invoked to d
clnro judicially that Mr. Mayno h
no legal right to act as a member of tl
board of public works.
ST. Louis like Chicago is soon to 1
supplied with crude petroleum by n ui ]
line from the oil fields of Ohio ,
would seem , therefore , that the oxpc
iinent has proven highly successf
with respect to Chicago , and that oth
western cities are to bo given the ben
Jit of cheap fuel. The Standard c
company proposes to supply potrolou
at St. Louis for manufacturing pu
poses at n cost a trillo above what
charged to consumers nt Glovolnn
which is much nearer to the Lima <
fields than either Chicago or St. Lou
There will in consequence bo a grc
saving in the cost ot fuel to the man
facturorsof St. Louis. With the ndva
tugos St. Louis enjoys by her proximl
to the iron Holds of Missouri and Arlca
BUS the material reduction in the cost
fuel cannot fail to stimulate nmnufr
ing enterprise in St. Louis.
IT is reported that n now process I
refining sugar has boon discovered
the application of electricity. Sug
of the moat beautiful crystals manufn
turod by this electrical process h
boon on exhibition nt several rotlnorl
at Now York. A final test in rotlni
thousand tons of raw sugar is to
made shortly , und if satisfactory t
' now enterprise will bo backed heav :
by the sugui' kings. It is claimed th
the now process is more oconomh
und gives bettor results than the mot
ods of refining now employed. T
cost of refining by the use of electric ]
us compared with the methods used
present would bo ns seventy cents
fouvtoon dollars , nnd the time cc
Burned in the refining ns ton minutes
twoirty-sU hours. It nnturnlly folio
that if the now process supersedes t
old , the manufacture of sugar will
This CnnvnuR In the AVrst.
The democratic managers are extend
ing their olTorts westward. Chairman
Brice of the national campaign com
mittee arrived in Chicago last Friday
to ascertain what was necessary to be
done in order to make the canvas in
Illinois. Wisconsin , Michigan , Minnesota
seta and Iowa more vigorous and ag
gressive. According to the "rain bow
chairman , " the chief objects he had in
view in coining west were to ascertain
the kind of campaign literature re
quired in the dlllorent states and "the
best method of collecting from those
able to contribute the greatest possible
amount of money with which tc
carry on the campaign. " It if
in contemplation to establish i
branch of the national committee ir
Ihicago. All this means stirring dom
icratic business in the west , and partie
ulnrly in the states whore Colono
Brice professes to believe his party hiii
: i lighting chance.
The trend of affairs in the doubtfu' '
tales , nnd especially in Now York am
onnccUeut , has forcibly suggested U
ho democratic managers the necessity
) f making extraordinary ollorts in tin
talcs where they have boon led to be-
love the popular sentiment in favor o
LarilT reform gives them some ohanw
f winning. Did they have thai
ull and unquestioning faith ii
carrying the doubtful states thoj
iced , of which they bonstei
nt the outhot and up to within n fo\
ivceks , there would not bo witnosbci
iow the great solicitude they are maul
'csting respecting the states of the wes
: > f which Mr. Brice professes to bo hope
ul. It Is n departure in the work of
lationnl democratic campaign commit
tee which is a distinct confession of ;
sense of danger.
Wo do not believe the efforts c
Chairman Brice are likely to prov
n-ofitablo fn the west. All the Indicn
tions coming from the states which nr
to receive the most onorgotio alien
lion from the democratic man
: igors forbid Iho thought thn
there is any probability of their ropul
lican pluralities being any less thi
year than they were four years ago
while as to some of them the chance
ippoar favorable to an increase. Thor
is unquestionably a very strong tari
reform sentiment in all the wostori
states among republicans , but it is nc
satisfied with the mothoil of Iho democracy
ocracy as exemplified in the moasur
which that party supports. Wester
republicans who demand tariff refort
desire that it shall bo fair and just t
ill interests , and national in its scop
and operation. They do not regard th
dolined policy of the democratic party , u
shown in the house tariff bill , asmeolin
these requirements. Having had tli
opportunity to carefully study thu
measure they have found it to bo essentially
sentially unfair to some interests , cor
spicuously partial to others , and bc (
lional in Sis discriminations. The
cannot accept it , and consequently the
will not support the party whoso polic
of tariff reform it represents. Wo be
Hove the republicans of these wester
btatos will all bo found in line in N (
vember , and we think it highly prob ;
bio that they will be joined by a coi
uidorablo number of democrats whos
intoresls will load thorn to record thoi
protest against the character ot th
house tariff bill.
Sorao of the eastern democratic orgar
are advising Chairman Brice to 1 <
these western states of which ho pr <
fosses to bo hopeful alone. They poll
out that the battle ground of the d <
moctacy is Now York , and that th
party cannot afford to scatter its moai
and its energy. They do not share i
the opinion of Colonel Brice that thoi
is oven a fighting chance in the wes
orn slates. The advice nnd the rcasoi
ing are correct , but it is to bo hope
the ' 'rainbow chairman" will pay no a
tcntion to them. The republicans lm\
litllo lo fonr , and very likely much 1
gain , from democratic effort in tli
west. It will have Iho ollocl lo stimi
late them to groaler effort , which mi
bo desirable , and the value of domi
cratic labor in producing results favo
able to the republican cause has alrcad
been most satisfactorily demonstrate )
Colonel Brice should Do encouraged
go on with his western campaign.
An fmlcpcncltMit Ucvnlt.
The way in which the indopondoi
organs in Now York have started the
warfare upon the candidacy of Govorni
Hill shows that they are profoundly :
carnosl , and thai Ihoy intend to t > pa'
no ollort to defeat him. The Now Yoi
Times is especially vigorous in its d
nunciation of the candidate nnd U
parly , declaring that the men > vl :
dominated the convention were rui
sellers , gamblers and political v.asfi
bonds. The J ccniny Post exhibits le
bitterness in its tone , but is not lo
earnest in proclaiming its hostility
Hill. Both papers counsel tl
independents to support Miller , ai
Ike Tdiicjis unqualified in ils praise i
Iho republican candidate , speaking >
him as an honest man of superior abi
ity , who made an honorable record
The light thus inaugurated by tl
mugwump upon Hill and hissupporto
is highly interesting , not only by re
son of the political consequences tin
may result , but because of the poculii
attitude in which it places this consl
ornblo element in Now York politic
Wo have more than ouco pointed o
that it was within the power ot M
Cleveland to prevent a ronouilnutu
of Governor Hill. The evident
is that ho did not attorn
to do so. Yet nobody could have kno\
better than Mr. Cleveland thecharact
of the men who were moat urgent
seeking to keep Hill in public life. Tl
president is well acquainted with t'
Now York politicians , mid what he doi
not know Colonel Lament is fully qua' '
fled to toll him. Both know all ube
Hill nnd his following. But it was
personal question with Mr. Clovelan
nnd ho chose to lot the rumsoiloi
gamblers and political vagabonds ha
their wny. There is some reason
believe that a truce or bargain w
arranged between the pro :
dent nnd the governor
which the latter was to bo allowed i
unobstructed courae , ho to return tl
consideration by devoting at leust hi
his attention during the cnmpiigti to
the fiuHo of Mr. Cleveland. There is
good authority for the atatomenl lhat
there was n perfectly satisfactory under
standing between them baforo the con
vention , and in whatever Governor Hill
lias publicly said since his renomlna-
lion ho has not forgotten Mr. Clove-
In view of the apparent , if not self-
evident , compact between Cleveland
nnd Hill , by which the former
placed himself in practical alli
ance with the vilest elements of Ihe
New York democracy and consumed lo
Iho renouilnalion of a corrupt nnd nar
row demagogue , the difficulty is to un
derstand how the independents can con-
Bciontlously or consistently support the
president while opposing the governor ,
If there is any difference in favor ol
cither of these candidates it is on Ihc
side of Iho governor , both because ho is
mining for the lessor ofllco and occu
pies a vastly inferior vantage ground.
.Ir. . Clovola'nd , as the candidate for tin
lighcst olllco in the nation , makiiif
orms with a corrupt demagogue
goguo that brought him into
.llianco with rumsollors , gam
biers and vagabond politicians , ii
ndisputnbly in a far more roprohonsi
bio posilion than Iho other parly to the
Wo do not look for consistency fron
Iho mugwumps , but wo believe there
: vro many of the independents who willet
lot see their way clear lo support Clove
and while voting against Hill , and that
consequently the former will not gelnl
of the vole of this element. On I . .
whole it is a very unfavorable oullool
'or ' Iho democracy in Now York.
The republicans in Washington ar
said to bo wiboly counseling with oacl
other against over-confidence. It wil
bo well for republicans everywhere I
do this. The result next Novembo
may show thai Iho republican party hm
votes to spare , but no member of th
party who earnestly desires its succes
should assume that this will bo so am
withhold his voto. The tendency ol
over-confidence is to induce voters to d
Unquestionably there are oxcollon
reasons why republicans should fee
confident. The party has gninei
ground and is evidently still doing so
The victories it has won are ovideno
that the popular faith in il is slil
slrong. It is plain that there is tjrca
disquietude and apprehension in th
ranks of the opposition. The democrao
do not rally , and the otTortd of the load
ers and party managers are not ropui
with any marked show of intcresl or on
thusinstn. The democratic organs ap
peal vigorously for more energy and ag
rcsdivoncss in the canvass , but tin
urging of the party managers is every
where lamely responded lo. Candi
doraocrals admit that nt this lime tin
advantage is with Iho republicans. Al
Iheso faols of Ihe situation are most en
couraging , but Ihoy should serve t
stimulate zeal and ollort , rathe
than diminish them. There i
yet seven weeks ot campaigning lo b
done , and the enemy is alert and activ
in every quarter. Nowhere can ropul ]
lican majorities bo too largo , and ii
this contest every man is expected to d
There is a danger in ovor-eonfidonc
which Iho republicans must avoid.
BV-TIIB-HY , since Secretary Vilas hi
boon heard from the slump , isn't :
about time for Mr. Cleveland lo call i
the rest of his cabinet for campaig
work ? There is Garland , for instance
still down in Arkansas door stnlkinp
Isn't ho to give the animals n rest an
begin bagging democrats ?
STATK AND T13U U1TOUY.
Blue Hill is said to bo auro to have
creamery if the puoplo will only do the
Father Martin's continued story has no
reached iti 'Tour hundred nutt ninet
II C. Stratton , of Lincoln , won the prl
In the simile coupling contest nttho urcmen
tournament nt Kansas Uity.
Two car loads of excursionists from Mass
chusetts anil Connecticut arrived at Kcarm
Saturday anil will remain a few days.
Goodman , BOKUO & Sherwood's coal she )
nt Kearney were destroyed by lire SaturJi
afternoon. A spark from an engine was tl
Burglars broke into a Culb rtson nalooi
anil in splto of the llylns bullets from tl
proprietor's revolver carried oft several be
ties of wine.
The village of Shelton is without nny po
eminent , the old ordinances having boon d
clarod Illegal and no new ones having y
Cambridge will have n Ki'and republic : '
rally next Saturday anil the crowd will 1
addressed by Hon. Ooorgo U. Meiklejoh :
candidate for lieutenant governor.
John ICenmoro , while working on a houi
at Exeter Saturday , was struck by a hntcln
in the hands of one of the workmen and lethe
the end of his nose and a slice out of h
The commissioners of Chase county hai
called the second election for location
county seat , September 27. Imperial , ( Jhai
plan and Mandorson are still in the Ugh
Chasa having dropped out.
A fatal wrestling match occurred m Doi
phan last week. David Voorhecs nnd Jol
Stewart , two farm hands , engaged in
friendly scufllo , the lormer beine thrown , i
cowing internal injuries from which ho die
Johnny Albion , nn Albion youth , Is nc
ready to bo exhibited in a dlmo inusoum as
tattoooil man or a war uiap of Europe , whit
over will pay the most monoy. Ho w
thrown from a horse last week ttgalnsl
barb wire fence ,
John L. Clarkston , a Diuuly coun
farmer , has bemi hold for trial at UcnKi
man on the charge of criminally .assaultii
two daughters of a neighbor , John's. Knlst
The girls are aged eight and ten yoai
Clarkston says it Is a case of blackmr.il.
The Adams County Old Settlers' nsaocl
tion will hold Its annual meeting In Phlllec
crovo at Ayr , Neb. , on t'rlduy , October
Governor Thayer and other speakers will n
dress the meeting. The old soldiers lire i
vlted to have a camp lire on the night of t !
Mrs , A. M. Lane , residing near Nowpoi
had her foot severed from her unklo by
mowing machine Thursday. She was c
gaged in oiling the slcklo when the ton
started up and caught her foot in two of t
slcklo guards. She is in a critical condltt
from lost of blood.
Two Buffalo county brothers , Jlmmv ai
Billy Dovol , tilled up with lighting whlsl
the other day and indulged in somu very u
brotherly conduct. Hilly punched Jimmy
the nb BO hard that three of the bones wo
broken , and then the two old sinners wo
gathered in by the onlcors. As it was only
family plonio , however , they wcro allowed
depart after chipping in and paying t
On August 23 , George Purdy , an clove
year-old non ot S. O. Purely , residing ne
Thornton , Polk county , Nob. , left his hoi :
for parts unknown. The last heard fro
him was at Uislngs , where ho was put i
thq twin , nftcr which nil trnco of him wa
lost. He is auiull for hia nsa. tins dark oyu ?
and light hair , and can readily bo UlontltKvl
by n scar on the lelt sldo of his he-nil , caused
by it burn. Any formation . us to his whore
nbotits will bo , thankfully received by hi ?
father , H , C. Purity ) cnro of the Republican ,
The most popular dog in Marslialltown I'
deaf and duuihi
Potatoes are comparatively scarce in On
awa nnd rc.nll for jl per tmshel.
Tlfo forty-fifth Iowa infantry will hold n
reunion nt Siileui. Henry comity , on September <
Hull experienced a flour famine during the
past week. For several days not a sack win
to bo had.
The ministerial'association ' of DCS Mohic :
wants the street railway exnnpanics to BUS
pond on Sunday.
It Is said that the Aborn house nt Dos
Monies will be th chlot prize In n largo lot'
tery scheme having headquarters in Helena
Six switchmen In the Santa Fo yards nl
Fort Madison struck because the company
refused to discharge n non-brotherliooil ongl
neer. The strikers wore paid oft and form
ally discharged ,
Burglars went through J. 1C. Winsett' :
hardware store nt Allison and secured * 3$0 h
cash and n lot of drafts nnd papers. Tin
combination was knocked oft the safe
powder and fuse inserted und the eloo
John T. Mason , now aged sixty-six , inovoi
from Scott county to California thirty-tiirei
years ago. Heccntly his father , John T
Mason , died near Davenport and loft an cs
tate worth $1)5,000 , but did not mention hi
son in his will. The latter recently cami
back und Is contesting the will.
The saloon men at Grand Forks foarprose
cution for violating their injunctions.
The third republican candidate for supoi
intemlent of si-hoola of Cnss county is Uo\
Samuel M. Griflith.
It is reported that a small herd of buffaloc
were seen swimming across the Missoui
north of Bismarck recently.
Threshing throughout Hughes and Sull
counties has begun , and it is now found thn
wheat has a general average of lit teen bushel
per acre , best quality. t
Three now express ofllcos have been estal
llshcd on the Manitoba between Huron an
Wntortown by the American Express con
pany. One is at Osccola , one at Willoi
Lakes and ono at Bancroft.
The upsetting of a lantern rause.l the bun
Ing of a largo barn on the Benson farm nen
Cnssleton , consuming ten horses , n few hea
of cattle , grain , farm machinery , and fatall
burning a farm hand who was taking care o
Gcorgo Uixon , a son of a wealthy Siou
Falls merchant , arrested at Aberdeen fe
burglan/ing , and who confessed his crlmi
was discharged from custody , no one appeal
ing to prosecute. His father went to Abe :
deen from Sioux Falls and induced the con
plninant to drop the prosecution.
NEBRASKA'S FHKIGHT UAT133.
Pertinent Quest Ions AelclrcHsctI to th
Hoard or Transportation.
LIXCOLX , Neb. . Sept. 10. [ To Iho Edilc
of TIIK BEE.j- Someone said "ono of th
most interesting studies in life is to not
how different men , each with his own scale
weigh the same object and attach diflercn
values. " It is equally Interesting to not
how different men 6n the board of transpo
tntiou eleport themselves on the nnportai
subject of freight rates for the people of thi
Mr. G. L. Laws some weeks ago intn
duced , I understand , n resolution lo tl
board reducing the local rates , and now afti
n llndlng on that resolution that the rate
should bo reduced and an issuance of a
order to do so , this same gentleman intr <
duces another resolution , virtually indcl
nltcly postponing the enforcing of their ord (
under the pretense of obtaining furtlu
sworn testimony on n subject and fro :
the same witnesses they have volumes (
evidence , such as it is now ; and th
same gentleman , in a "protest" or amende
"stump speech" filed with the board an ai
ticlo meritorious in ono thing nlono , and tha
is in clearly defining the fact that ho coi
aiders it his conscientious duty as a inomlx
of the board to bo to enable the railroads t
pay interest on over f 160OOJ,000 reputed cos
and investment in this state , and pick fla\\
with the minority of the board for doin
their duty as they see it to bo to the stal
they are sworn to serve.
I , as a citizen of this state , protest pal
ticularly to the following words in the get
tleman's article ) : "Hut ho has also refuse
to bring action against the Missouri Pacili
railway company to compel that road to ii
corporate under the laws of this state till , i
I suppose , it 'got reaely. " The action of
railroad ofUcial in the late state conventio
may account for this nuiithy , and the coi
sidoratlons may have boon mutually hclpfu
but m no case pecuniary. "
Now , I maintain that I could with mot
justice , in the light of thosecretaryof state
present position , with equal fairness and Jui
tico to him , insinuate that this present aotio
of his was induced by favors and courtcsii
extended him on his late trip over the roaO
and on his trip to the Pacific coast. I 0
not know that ho received nnv , and I do m
wisli the readers of this article to think Ii
did , or was actuated by any but the pure >
motives ; neither ilo I wish him to inslnuul
that any bargain was es'cn tacitly cntcre
into between the railroad olucial and th
state ofliulul ho refers to.
What the people of this state want ar
facts and results , nnd they want them nov
Tlioy have waited patiently for two Ion
years , and patience has ceased to bo a virtu
and is fast becoming a crime.
The question of rates for this state i
not a comedy , nor a subject to be knocku
out by small technicalities , or meet sul
ject as secondary to por.soiml difference
among the gentlemen of the board but
question of hard earned dollars and col
facts of monetary interest to the produeut
and shippers of this states. For nearly tw
years the roads have had tlio bonnllt of an
doubt ns to equitable rates , and why not giv
the people of the stuto the ) bunellt of an
doubt for two j ears , and let the roads sho'
beyond any doubt that the ratrs are too low
Let them take the other position anil see ho' '
long it will take them to compile sutlsfuctor
evidence and facts.
Lot us see if tlio facts and reports in dota
will bo found so dllllcult of access that it wi
take the gentlemen of the board two years I
arrive at them. Can the board hope to 1 :
enlightened in the'ir investigation by u r
iteration of the sworn statements of thes
railroad corporations ! Does it hope to mak
thorn perjure themselves bymakiiiga shov
ing umlor oath less than that nlread
madoi When the board knows tin
it costs 8 cents per 100 poum
in Iowa for a ono | iundrod milo haul an
thirty cents in Nebraska for the same dl
tanco on fifth class merchandise would
Hworn statement from Mr. Holdrogo tin
mining stocks are simotimes unreliable i :
vpstuiunta , help thehi'to ' a realizing sense (
their duties as to freight rates i
Would the sworn statement of Mr. Kir
ball that Inn road oweul over flOO.Oul ) per ml
help the gentleman 1
Would an afllduvlt from Mr. Hawley , tin
his road had built their line tapping th
towns anil territoryof tlio B , & M. , and tin
It had done so in order that as u poison U
clings to an oak , and exists by so doing , sa
ping its lifo so far nsit | ean , and if lie shoul
further depose that tltpy got a fair slmro (
the business , not from the voluntary shl ]
pers ut competing points , but by a combin
tion with the B. & lU.-ut overcharging , and
division under siU-h combination woul
such facts help to anurrivluguta fair rate <
Excuse mo if , ns one of "the cattlo" of th
Btato , 1 got ni ) qn my hind logs nnd ask tl
gentlemen of the board why they do not sar
inon compeitent onglncura mid railroad bulli
crs , locomoUvo manufacturers from factorli
east and furnlsliQ' of material of rallro.i
operation and construction and ijuostic
under oath und crotts-quoUlon nch gentl
moil us to facts and llgurcti , und why not e
it at once ) Anil , in the meantime , let U
fown rates bo put Into effect in Nebrasli
DOW and let the railroads have a couple <
years to llnd out to your satisfaction whothi
they ought to got more or not on local rate
Wo know that the railways in Nubrnsl'
can bo paralleled for leas than $ U,50Jie
niilo. There nro loss than or about four thoi
sand miles of road in this state. Loss the
llfty millions will put this plant in Nobraslc
nnd I bellevo Mr. Laws knows this , nnd win :
DO states that the roads only earned soni
thing over aoveu millions net ho knows thi
tils showing of 4 ! ! " > per cent on the capital Ii
erroneous and inisle-ading.
Furthermore , why don't the contlcnniu ask
fora detaile-d statement fiotn theroiulsof tlio
amount received from governine-nl anil stnto
lands , which was not less than thirty
million ! * , anil thet amount of esh from gov
ernment , stnto and rltK't , the local aid from
e-ountk's , donations for town sites , right-of-
way , Pie. , etc. , equal to thirty millions more ?
If ho wishes to arrive at the cost of railways
lien' , why does ho not consider these prime
Items that should appear to tlm .credit of the
people , as it was rociilvotl from their hands.
when ho shows such determined delay
in reducing the rates now in force !
When the gentleman Knows that
voluntary rates in force on tlio H. & M. for
Instance on January 1. 1SS" , were for class
freight for u 500 milo haul :
1st class. Snel. flrd. 4th.
LOU M S3 S'J
nnd nro advanced to
1.00 1.53 1.20 l.Pfi
Now can ho think the road suffering If this
r.ito bo maintained under vboanl rule ! He
knows , and so do tlio pe > ople of this state ,
that his position is simply dilatory and Ue
alone knows the reason.
1 want to ask the majority of the boarel
how much they nro serving tlio Interest of
the people ) by delaying the enforcing of a
The position taken by the Dally Call , ol
tills city , in their editorial of the 15th ol
September , under heading of "Let the
Hoitrd Hcstlr Itself , " expresses some ideas it
would bo well for the majority of the board
to lilo among their documents relating to
rates nnd store in their memorlp.s as well.
Kespcctfully , A. J. Gi'srix.
The Hnt In Parliament.
C/i / fc < iTiniff. ( < .
lints play by no moans an unimpor-
laul part in tlio procedure of Iho house
of commons , says tin English writer.
When or why they were first worn , nnd
how the practice became fossilized intoti
custom , remains n mystery. At the
inuolinga of no other assemblies in the
kingdom , except the two houses of par-
liamonl , is it , wo bpliovo , either gooil
laslo or , indoeel , allowable to remain
halted. Tlio custom may have arisen
from n trillling cause , ns these things
sometimes do. Perhaps some honora
ble member tit some remote period
asked Mr. Speaker for permission tc
wear his hat on account e > f draught ! ) .
which are not altogether unknown in
Iho houso. nnd a precedent once estab
lished and in parliament precedent *
arc everything it became the rule and
not the exception to remain covered
during the silling of Iho house ,
A stricl eliqucllo governs Iho weiu1'
ing of hats in the commnns. An honor
able member who , ignorant or forgetful
of the forms of the house , attempted te
walk lo his scat covered would bo mol
with loud cries of "order , "iindalthougli
an nbbonl-mindod member pomolimos
does so ho has never boon known to re
peat it. lie must only wear his 1ml
when seated. Directly ho rises he
must doff it , though ho 'may only wisl :
to fiponk to a member behind him , or te
got a paper from the table. If any bil'
or resolution for which ho is responsible
is mentioned by the speaker a membci
rni.ses his hat and does not rise , and the
same is done when another member al
hides to him in the course of a speeder
or answers a question which lie lias put
If ho is not wearing his hat at the time
ho immediately puts it on and tber
raibos it in acknowledgment.
This practice has given rise to some
family contretemps , as when tin honorn
bio member who was remarkable for r
very small head unconsciously pickei
up the hut of the member next to bin
in mistake for his own. This mombot
happened to bo chiefly remarkable for i
very largo head , and his hat was like in
extinguisher when put on his fellov
member and hnd a very ludicrous ofTcct
Of course a member never speaks ii
his hat except on one occasion , whicl
wo shall notice presently. lie gonorall.i
places it carefully on the seat lie ha'
just vacated. If ho is going to make i
long speech and his throat requires In
hricntion , his hut is Ihc receptacle for :
glass of water , which is roplenishce
from limo to time by nn attentive
friend. Members are generally col
leetod enough to remember when Ihoj
sit down to bo careful to remove theii
hats from the bench.
This is nol invariably the case , however
over , for an honorable member a sborl
time ago acquired n universal notoriety
in the houbo as " 'the member who sa' '
on his lint. " Ho hael just finished r
maiden speech of some length , and ii
the oxcitomonl of Iho moment ontlrolj
forgot lliat n shiny and woll-brushee
"tile" occupied his soat. Ho sal down
suddenly , rnlhor moro suddenly , per
haps , than ho had foreseen for maidei :
speeches are famous for uncortainlics
and he &at unfortunnloly on his hat.
We are not aware that Ihcro was r
glass ot walor in it , but there might
have boon , and the example shoulel be
borne in mind by rising , or perhaps we
should say sin fang orators.
We have intimated that there is one
occasion on which a member can , 01
rather , according te > the rules , must ad-
elross tlio house with his hat on. Th'i
happens when the hon&o has boor
cleared for n division and when a mom
her desires lo raise a point of order. Te
mark the fact that the debate lias bcoi
closed nnel Iho interruption is purely incidental
cidontal the * member must speak sitting
iiiul with his hat on.
In addition lo tlio uses of huts in the
house to which wo have reforreel there
is another and very common one , Ne
member being allowed lo claim as i
right Iho possession of any beat ( the
tenure by which they are held boiiif
priority of occupation ) , except in cortaii
cases ullowcel as a matter of courtesy
tlio practice has arisen of members leav
ing their hats on the spats they desire U
occupy during the sitting.
A Ciirrcnt-KoKlstcriiiK Instrument.
Practical Electricity : A now iiistrii' '
mont for measuring tlio quantity of cur
rnnt supplicel to consumers has boon re
cently brought oul by Prof. Elihi
Thompson , although it scoms probable
that the principle on which it works
was originally duo lo Tavenor. Twc
bulbs are conncclcd by aU bhapod tube
and Iho whole is partly llllcd will :
liquid ; alcohol , for instance. The ar
rangement is pivoted , bo llial if moro ol
the liquid is forced in to oho of the bulbs
Iho difference of weight will cant the
apparatus , and its movomonl is com
municated through a ratchet to the
hands of a registering-dial. To make
this measure the current , two bpirnls ol
\viro are introduced into the liquid , one
in each bulb. If wo suppose the instru
ment has been canted , the spiral in the
lower bulb has Us circuit made , while
that of the upper spiral is broken. The
consequence is , thai Iho liquid in Hie
lower bulb is Iiealod , ils vapor-toiibion
increases , nnd part of it is driven
through tlio U-tubo. The section of Ihe
latter is very small , so that Iho liquid
piibbos slowly ; bat in a time , depending
upon this bcctlon and on the rate ol
healing , the upper bulb becomes the
heavier , and the npparatuscanls , break
ing Iho circuit of tlio spiral that wilt
previously made , and making the other ,
by a suitable registering system the
readings may bo made proportional tc
the current which is ( lowing. The cur
rent , then , is measured t > y its heatinu
effect , and the instrument may bo useil )
for both direct and nltonmllng currents.
In the hitler case the readings would be
fairly correct if lamps only were used ;
but if motors were to bu run , the readings -
ings would not be proportional to the
jxiwor consumed. This e > bjection holds
with nil of the instruments thai have
yet boon proiio d for the measurement
of the consumption of alternating cur-
LINCOLN NEWS AND GOSSIP ,
The Traveling Moil's Plcnlo a Very
SOME REMARKABLE FEATURES.
A NowHiutttrr Clinnin nt thn Capital
Knuine'cr Green's Condition
Improved General ami
LINCOLN HUIIEAU orTnn OMUU Hue , 1
11MU 1' STHRI-.T. V
LINCOLN , Sept. 10. )
Tlio picnic nt Cuslinuui'a park to-day
was quite well iitlondod. A number of
the traveling men ot Iho stnto tarried
in Ihe clly over Sunday especially to
utleiid It. It was given in their honor
by tlio goiillomanly managers of Iho
park. Tlio remarkable thing of the
day's pleasure was Iho modest games in
which the boys indulged. Fancy Iho
Iho average knight of the grip with
mallet in hand ready to indulge in n
game of "Prosbylorian billiards , " and
then smile audiblyl But the boys-
evidently remembered the lullaby
song and Unit the day has been ob
served as a day of rest from time im
memorial , and Ihoy were gooel. The
experience mooliiig led by R. AI.
Simoiib was a special fealuro. Charles
McCargnr managed to recite ono of
Burns' poems in lieu of his rough-and-
ready experiences , and .lack Carroll
broke up entirely when ho recounted
the thrilling events through which ho
has passed. Not n lad among 'em all
had a word to say about e'onvcrsion.
But the song service1 was gejoil.
The famous military hand atlondcd
the party , and rendered bomo of
ils best music. John Wycoit's spe
cial e-hoir thoro. This
was was no im-
proinlu concern. It was composed of
artisls. WvcolT , assisted bv G. R.
Brown , W. 10. Churchill , ( ! . l < \ Bolts ,
James Camp , Prof , .lorns , 1) . J. Worloy ,
M. T. Ilnrtncs , Charles Koifor and G.
B. Ilarmor can awaken musical echoes
Miss Minnie Galord , accompanied by
Prof. Gibcault , added to tlio musical
pleasures by singing some of her
choicest songs. She lias a very sweet
voice , sings well and was frequently en
cored. Besides the singing there was
boating , swinging and elocutionary ex
orcises , and the day went merry as a
AN ALI.KOKI ) ROMIIIKK.
There is a political storm brewing in
the First congressional district nnd a
number of prominent politicians are at
the boltom of it. The scheme bus boon
deeply laid , and it is said docs not
augur well for the congressional chances
of cither Council or Brown. In some
epuartors it looks as though a little
treachery is contemplated. It is statoel
upon Ihe veracity of ti prominent politi
cian of this district thai live of Cou
ncil's Douglas following will desert
him after the iirst ballot , and
eleven moro after the second. Tlio
same elcal has been cast for
Brown in his delegation , "and don't
you forgot it , " said the prominent polit
ical manipulator , "Iho goods will bo de
livered when the time comes. " It is
understood thai Sain Chapman will got
thorn. Pawnee , Richardson , Johnson
and Nomaha stand ready to make the
stalosinan of Cass at the opportune mo
ment. Thomas Majors will bo named
as the choice of Nomaha county for con
gressional honors. Johnson' county
will cast her complimentary vote for
Iho gentleman e > f contingent fame.
Colby is to catch the disinterested
drift | vote , and thus have a respectable
showing , wliilo the plot deepens for
the great swoop which is to knock the
persimmon. Tlio deal is unquestion
ably on the tari IT , and is so thoroughly
fixed Unit it will tnko line work lo
knock it into sinilhorccns.
LINCOLN'S suKJAY GUESTS.
At the Capital Gcorgo Ronfoo and
wife , Chicago ; Ram Harrison , St.
Louis ; Louis Grobc , Omaha ; , T. Rogers ,
Kansas City ; W. Moiso , Omaha ; .1.
Snyder and wife , St. LouisV. ; . C.
Corbyn and wife , Now York ; William
Patterson , Central City ; II. B.
Emory and wife , Now York ; II. C.
Clays , Chicago ; John Brown ,
Milwaukee ; J. 1 < \ Pershing , Chicago ;
W. Gillispio , St. Louis ; T. C. Elliott ,
Omaha ; F. L. Wick , Chicago ; W.Wado ,
Omaha ; J. B. Kingsloy , Cook ; J. II.
Paul , Kansas City : R. F. Connor , Clay
Center ; R. J. Frankfort , Omaha ; J. Do-
Line , Dos Moines ; M. P. Points , Loup
City ; C. W. Rcauine , St. Louis ; W. II.
Wilcox , Chicugn ; II. C. CorbotlOmaha ;
A. B. Colton , Galcshurg ; E. F. Erroll ,
At the Windsor II. J. Nnsh , Chicago
cage ; R. M. Liuld , St. Louis ; M. G.
Chapman , Chicago ; Fred Roe , Denver ;
Oliver Merriman , Baltimore ; N. W.
Bolvin , San Fnuicisi-o ; A. Marblionl/ ,
New York ; J. W. Huffman , Omaha ; 1.
Spiinul , New York ; Luther Fulkorson ,
Cincinnati ; II. F. llublmril , St. Louis ;
I. II. Rich , New York ; Frnncit
Carr and wife , Chicago ; L. 11 ,
Roobrowk , Ottumwn ; L. B. Duttnn ,
Chicago ; T. IJ. Pontoll , Minneapolis ;
Thomas G. Hunks , River Lake , Wis. ;
W. II. IIeu,30 , Weeping Water ; R. W.
Turnas , Brownvillo ; Lou LovyLuavon-
worth ; Henry Frye , York ; A. L. Km-
morson , St. Francis , Kan. ; II. G. Leicli-
hiirdt , wife and daughter , Chicago ; \V .
II. and T. A. Edwards , Chicago ; W. R.
Goodman , Chicagej ; Herman Levy ,
Leiivonworth ; W. B. Muck ,
Omaha ; C. E , Recd , Council
Bluffs ; T. F. Harrow , Chicago ;
R. K. Cooper , St. .Too ; Goo. E. Wright ,
Now York ; Chas. L. W. Campbell , St.
Louis ; C. W. Nelson , C'hiwigoV. ; . T.
Cox , Chicago ; F. A. Bixby , Omaha ;
4'hil Jacobs and wife , Kansas City ; J.
It. Dinsmoro , Sutton ; Ed E. Mcfntyro ,
Howard ; L. A. Kent , Minelon ; George
G Furnas , Brownvillo ; R. R. Grcor ,
Kearney ; S. M. Barker , Silver Creek ;
M. Dunham , Omaha.
At OpolUt John Wycoll. Chicago ;
John McEilluin , South Bond , Ind. ; R.
1) . Patton , Frcoport ; A. Stnnton ,
Pcoria ; C. M. Hough , St. Louis ; C. W.
Dunn , Quincy ; C. E. Rccd , Peoria ; J.
D. Edge , Minnuapolis ; Virgil Danford ,
Burlington ; Goo. Einmerson , Holyoke ,
Colo. ; F. L. Lewis , Omaha ; .las. W.
Snrgount , St. Joei ; I. H. rrcod , St.
Louis ; W. W. Jonne , St. Joe ; K. W.
MeiCulloutrh. B.ttnvia , III. ; J. Gnrrott ,
Omaha ; C. A. McCargar , Akron ;
M. L. Hurd and wife , St. Joe ; J. T.
Hurry , DoKalb ; W. T. Runion , DPS
Moines ; A. C. Fibhor , Bridgeport ,
Conn. ; W. S. Goombol , Jancsvillo ,
Win. ; A. TucKer , Minneapolis ; E. B.
Latlml , Chicago ; J. U. Webber , St.
Louis ; Gcorgo P. Millard , Omaha : P.
A. Gorbriok , Chicago ; J. D. Farquhor ,
Louisville , Ky. ; E. M. Dimon , Chicago ;
William Collins , Walton ; Frank Lan-
elers , Chicago.
A NKWSI'Al'KIt CHANdE.
The. Lincoln Evening News has
changed ownership. The announce
ment of the e-hungo was made last night.
Pace ) , Williams & North , wholesale
dculnrs in paper , purchased the inter
ests of Messrs. Hyde & Ilogo , nnel the
two industries are to lie consolidated.
Tlio editorial management of the paper
will now bo under the control of L. C.
Pace. It is strongly suspected that ,
the paper will come out for prohibition ,
with u strong anti-monopoly tendency ,
but the future policy of the paper hns
not been announced.
Wli.t , NOT I'ltorr. I'ATAT. .
The cruel iniuricH Engineer Charles
Green rccolvuti whllo at his post of duty
in Omaha will probably not prove fatal.
He ) was recently struck down in his en-
glue * by nn assassin-llko blow from some
cowardly enemy unknown to him. Ho
was hit with a rock and at the time it
was thought thai ho hud sustaiiuMl in
ternal injuries from which ho could not
recover , but he was brought to this
city , put under Iho host of medical euro
ami ho is now resting easy at comfortable -
able rooms in the Potwln block. Ills
physicians think that ho will recover.
CITY XK\VS AM ) NOTK8.
The St. Charles rioters , F. McUurty
and P. J. Proiitv , were lined MO ami
costs and cointniUod for assaulting C. K.
Rue with intent to kill.
Lincoln's largest factory , the * vitrified
brick plant , has coiniiicnce > d operation ) * .
The test of the works was made yester
day. To-morrow and there < nfte > r a single
machine will grind out 50,000 brick per
Sam E. Cox , of Ihe Cull , left for the
east tn-dny for n two weeks' recreation
trip. Colonel Fail-brother also wont le >
Omaha to spend the day.
The cash receipts for the' stnte > fair of
1888 were over &W.800. As the ex
penses of tlio fair wore much less than
last year , tlio profits for this year not a
fine thing , and the state agricultural
board must bo wny ahead of tlio hound.- * . .
General Lccso e-nmo in from Sownrd
this morning. He report : * a line time
nt the polo raising at Seward ami a
largo attendance. lie modestly states ,
also , thai Iho records will show Iho rea
sonableness of Secretary Laws' speech ,
and lhat he does not e'are lo enter into
u controversy with him.
Women on Their Muscle.
New York World : There was con
siderable excitement in Wnrnor Bro
ther's corset manufactory the other day.
Tlio subdued murmur of voices could
bo heard in every room in the factory ,
which gradually fell lo whishorsus the
forewoman made her appearance , nnd
the girls impatiently waited for the
whistle to sound lhat they could talk
freely of a proposed personal encounter
between two of their shopmatt-s. A
young man was the cause of the trouble.
The young Indies who fought are mem
bers of the be-aside institute which Dr.
Warner caused to be built and devoted
to the free use of working girls. One
of the girls is Annie Bonnor , employed
as a stitcher , and the other is Hannah
Fnrroll a foldeir.
Sunday ovcnitifir Hannah was out
walking with Annie's "steady company
pany , " and upon going to Iho 'factory
yesterday morning she proudly told her
shopiiuites of the elcop impression she
had made on the young man , add de
clared thai she was going to cut Annie
out. Uncomplimentary remarks were
passed by Hannah concerning Annies ,
and before an hour had passed both
were in a rngo. Annie smothered her
wrath , however , and patiently waited
for the noon hour , when , without wait
ing lo cat hordinnor , the enraged irirl
at once repaired la the room where
Hannah is employed and demanded an
apology. Instead , Hannah was so un
kind as to loll her Unit if she did not
vanish at once she "would break her
jaw. " _
Annie's sister then appeareel on Iho
scene and said if llioro was any fighting
to bo done she intended to help her sis-
leir. Hannah Ihon appealed lo some
men employes , who were attracted to
the room by loud voices , and asked if
they would HOO that she received fair
nlny : She said she would whip tlio two
sisters , bul could handle only one at a
time. Ono of the men protested , and
wanted lo prevent the light , but ho was
It was arranged that the fight should
como oil after working hours in a va-
e-ant lot in the roar of the factory.
When Iho hour arrived , Ihe men formed
u ring and lolel Iho girls that every
thing was ready.
Tlio two feminine principals Ihon
rolled up their sleeves and sparred
cautiouslv for an opening , while the
men looked on in astonishment at the
display of real slugging ladies. They
had oxpccled to face a hair-pulling
mulch , but lo Ihoir surprise liio girls
foughl coolly and vigorously , and , al-
lliough no rules were observed , no male
amateurs could have given a moro earn
est exhibition of hitting and stopping.
After Ihoy hael foughl about ten min
utes and both hail boon nboul equally
punished the men interfered. Tlio con
test was getting lee brutal. The com
batants protoslod , and said llioy wished
to setllo Iho matter then and there , but
the moil wore ) obdurate nnd compelled
them to cci : o hostilities. They agreed
to finish the light again , bul were pre
A Reform In
Globe Democrat : The Rev. Frede
rick Lawrence , vie-ar of Wostow , York ,
England , and honorable see-rotary of the
Church of England Burial , Funeral and
Mourning Reform Association , him como
to New York in the in tore-si of the
Burial Reform AflHocinlion. His sermon
was on Iho folly of carefully construct
ing n box for de-nil bodies IIH if in the
hope that the inevitable de'sliiialion of
naluro may bo avoided or elola > od.
Said ho :
The Iturial Reform association asks
what reason llioro is for such folly. The
uurial service requires that earth ho
given back to earth , but nothing of the
sort is done in the prevalent mode of
burial. By tlio intervening of strong
collliiMiind the like , Iho bodies of llio
dead are prevented from undergoing
the very changes which should 1m ex-
poetod'nnd welcomed. The question
that concerns us is , sliall wo le < t Idndly
nature do her work properly and with
benefit to the living , or shall wo say in
our impotent folly , s-tnnd aside and do
not interfere in our belonging ) } ?
Mother Nature is a potent chemist ,
and just as a human e-hoinist can , by
skillful combination and arrangoinont ,
make n harmful or n harmless body out
of materials alike in thoirorlgin , sonlio
can In like manner work for good or
evil.The earth is the great natural deodorizing
orizing medium , and is able lo act UH
such mainly because being porous in
combination it allows Iho proc-cssof oxi
dization to go on without it. Conso-
quonlly if the dead body bo so placed
that the oxygen of Iho air can gel at it
through the soil the products of decay
can roach plants which are growing in
the soil above , and Iho body is gradually
and harmlessly resolved , and by natural
processes. And it stands to reason that
if wo resolve on giving these natural
processes fair piny wo sliall put our dead
into coflins which , whilst enabling us to
bury them with all reverence , and de
cency , will yet enable the oxidizing
process to take place. But thit > is just
what , under the oxisllng methods of
burial , wo do nol so. Wo encase Ihe
dead in strong colllns nnel often bury
them in brick vaults. There Iho inovf-
lablo decay is rotartcd , but not preven
ted. Noxious gases o&ctiping have a
chance of doing harm , I us tend of beting
at once turned to good account. Thu
fact is , conventionality stops in and puts
us in nn ultcrly false position , from
which the church of England Funeral
Reform Association aims at delivering
UH , and this the society proposes to do on
lines dislinctly laid down In the Church
of England form for the burial of Iho
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