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of TUB lUn.r HBB for the week ending Bep-
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J'nbllBhliiK company , that the nutnal iwfrnno
flatly circulation of TIIK lUir.r HBB for the
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N. P. FKIIj Notury Public.
TIIKKB Is in ninny n man's mind thcso
mornings the problem whether ho
should invest Ills ton dollars in n ton of
coal or nn overcoat.
TUB International rnil trust , said to
have boon formed between American
nnd English iron mon , must bo split before -
fore it ROOS nny farther.
SENATOR CORK'S abuse will not pre
vent northerners from believing that
n congressional witness was shot in
Texas because ho was a congressional
, , = = = = = =
5 T K "dollnr-ii-dny" Ho attributed to
General Harrison has got on its logs
again , but nobody has taken up the
challenge to provo It nnd earn a two
thousand dollar reward.
TASCOTT has boon caught again , this
time in Denver. In all probability
the original Tascott , if ho is still alive ,
Una put the ocean between himself and
the detectives after him.
No WONDEit Red Cloud nnd Sitting
Bull reject the Sioux commissioners'
proposal to adopt the whlto man's plan
of living , when politics in Indian Ter
ritory have reached fever heat and a
countod-out governor takes his seat by
force of arms.
ON authority of the Now York Sun it
is given out that Mr. Cleveland , his
cabinet and intimate friends have
chipped in a purse of $150,000 to the
democratic campaign fund. The post-
oillco carriers will fool cold shivora
running down their backs when -they
are called upon to follow their loaders.
IT 13 devoutly to bo wished that next
season Omaha will bo delivered from
the curse ot paving rings. With
atone , block , usphaltum , brick , vulcan
ite , nnd other kinds of paving in the
market , property owners will have a
variety to cheese from , and that , too , lol
us hope , in the face of spirited competi
* JUDOE BREWER has appointed a ra-
, ceivor for the Missouri , Kansas & Toxai
| road. Of course this is the natural anil
f inevitable end of every railroad thai
falls Into the clutch of Jay Gould.
* First come reports of great increased
\t \ prosperity , then there is an Increased
dividend , then various schemes noccssl
tnting- the issue of mortgage bonds U
the amount of many millions , then t
pnsstid dividend , and then the receiver
CANADA most probably has receivc (
Into her friendly bosom the legal ad
visor of the New York produce ex
change , William R. Foster , who has no
boon seen for some days , and who it np
pcnrs has boon playing" a similar gnnv
to Bedell , having created bogus mort
gngcs to the amount , so far as hoan
from , of $108,000. But Canada is enl ;
n refuge for the defaulter , not for th
forger , and thproforo this mnn can b
brought back when found , which it i
to bo hoped will bo speedily. Crime
of this special nature call for oxoin
plnry punishment. But it is absolute ! ;
noccpsnry that the banks , which mus
Oo in some cases the ultimate victims
nnd In every cnbo the medium througl
which the swindle is perpetrated
should inaugurate some system whic !
will protect themselves and thel
THK Grant monument is not erected
nor are there nny signs thnt it will b
so long as the matter Is in the hands c
Nuw York City. It has become trans
parently clear that the rich mon of thr
It metropolis nro not Interested in th
preparation of a fitting cenotaph for th
national hero. It was felt at the tlm
of his death that his monument shoul
bo oithcr at West Point or in Washing
ton , hut the ofilciousnoss of Now Yor
prevented such n disposition. Las
cpring the committee charged with th
business issued a prospectus olTurin
prizes for plans , but the wording of th
.proposal was so sly and artful that th
Architectural League of Now York pr (
Edited a remonstrance , going so far rte
to warn lending architects not to son
* " * plans. It was an open secret that itwr
the intention of the committee to con
* " blno various plans in order to keep a
the profit and glory for themselves , nn
to trust tha execution to a man of n
standing1 in the profession who would I
completely at their orders.
* The Memory of InRrntltude.
There la no inomory so cllnglnjj nnd
so bitter ns the memory of ingratitude ,
and in none of the relations of life does
it assort Itflolf with greater potentiality
than in politics. Mon will forgive
almost nny other form of ingratitude
sooner than that which refuses Jo rocog-
nlzo the sorvlccs thnt have raised an
other to public place nnd honor. This
memory Is playing n strong part In the
present democratic campaign. It is in
n largo measure responsible for the
luck of Interest nnd zeal in many in- '
Huontlal quarters. Mon strong In the
party , who four years ago gnvo to Mr.
Cleveland their most earnest devotion '
and their best efforts , only to bo
repaid by having their labors for
gotten nnd themselves treated with dis
regard , and porliap-j oven contempt ,
hnvo no heart to ngaln give their time
nnd energy to retain in power the man
who has proved himself incapable of
justly appreciating political devotion
and Borvico. They nro not Io33 loyal to
their party , nor less faithful to demo
cratic principles than in the past , but
they will not give of their moans or
their olTort for the benefit of ono whom
they have learned to regard as an in-
In a recent interview ex-Mayor Grace
of Now York , ono of the strongest
democratic politicians in the state ,
said : "Cleveland ought to see
how things are going In Now
York city and state , nnd that
it behooves him at this time to heal all
differences if possible. Ho does not
seem to hnvo nny gratitude to leaders
of the party or to his friends. There is
n variety of evidence to show that ho
has boon ungrateful to those who , four
years ago and since , have rendered him
substantial political aid. " There are
scores of other democrats In Now York
of moro or less inllucnce who fully sym
pathise with Mr. Grace , and who , like
him , while contributing something to
the campaign fund for the sake of the
party , will do very little beyond this for
, ho re-election of Mr. Cleveland. No
man fought harder and few gave more
generously. in the late cam-
mign , than Abrnm S. Hewitt ,
, hon n member of congress and
f the national democratic committee
nd now mayor of Now York , yet he
mis been conspicuously ignored by Mr.
lovoland. Lockwood , a leading law
yer and politician of Buffalo , to whom
leveland was more Indebted than tc
my other ono man for his entrance
nto public life , is another who had an
3xporionco of Mr. Cleveland's forget-
ulncss of political devotion and sor-
ice , and even of personal friendship ,
liough in this case , wo believe , there
was atonement made. Other mon who
abored to elevate Mr. Cleveland to the
presidency carry with them the momorj
f his ingratitude , manifested goner-
lly in the most offensive way , and those
are not among the now active and zeal
ous workers for His re-election.
It is this fact which in a measure explains -
plains the unpromising situation ot'thc
Now York democracy at this time anc
enders the outlook favorable to republican -
publican success. The leaders win
linvo truated and been deceived are no
heartily in the light. Nccessarllj
this Impairs * the interest and zeal o
their immediate following. There ii
disaffection , a notable absence of on
thusinsm , and the campaign lags at i
time when it should be in full and ag
resslve vigor. Mr. Cleveland may HOI
how things nro going. It is hardly pos1
siblo that he is not kept well advised
but how shall ho heal the dilToronce
which are largely the result ofhis In
gratitude to the party loaders in hi
own state. How many of these leaden
could bo Induced to again repose confl
donee in any assurances that Mr. Cleveland
land might now make ? Ingratitude i
always a serious fault , and it is es
pociallyso in the ambitious politician
as Mr. Cleveland will very likely con
elude when the votes of Now York ar
The Trusts Will Escape.
There will bo no legislation inimlcn
to the trusts at the present session c
congress. There is a possibility thn
Mr. Sherman may got his anti-trus
bill through the senate , but it is vor
evident that there is to bo no action b
the house on this subject. It is sal
that a dozen bills nro in the hands c
the ways and means committee rolatin
to trusts , whore some of them have boo
for months , but it is understood thn
none of them hod received moro than
cursory consideration. A few days ap
Mr. Grain of Texas drew attention t
the subject by suggesting that th
bills ought to bo taken away froi
the ways and moans committee an
sent to the judiciary committee , iroi
ically intimating that the former migl :
have too much work before it. Th
ways and means committee has not hoi
a meeting for months , nnd moat of 11
members , including its chairman , Mt
Mills , nro absent from their post c
It was expected that at the last cai
cus of the democrats of the house tli
question of trust legislation would I
considered , but the subject was not n
forred to. Do the democrats soriousl
desire such legislation1 ! Manifestly no
Ttioy point to their tariff bill ns tli
best possible legislation against trus
the country could have , but have the
not confessed their want of conlldonc
in this by the introduction of a doze
or moro anti-trust bills written withi
the past mouth ? In view of the fu >
that the democratic national commitlc
is bankrupt and heavily in debt , wit
other obvious exigencies of the car
puign , it is safe to say that the trus
will escape any adverse legislation i
the present session of congress.
Our Solon's Abroail.
Five councilman of Omaha nro hai
ing a splenciid time on their tour of ir
spoctlon , and the city Is glad to hoar i
At Dos Moines they wore most royal !
entertained by the garbage cremator ,
For their espoclal benefit it consume
four thousand five hundred pounds i
refuse in just ono hour and lifty mil
utcs. This remarkable exhibition hi
had the effect of sharpening the app
tltes of our worthy representatives
enlarge the Hold of their Investigation
They have accordingly extended the
trip to Chicago and elsewhere , whoi
they have grand opportunities to ii
* * * ' ' " "
spool public works nnd contrast thorn
with those in Omaha. When they get
tired of looking nt the waterworks , the
crmnatorloB , the mayors and police
men , they can rldo through ondlesa
juries nnd boulevards , nnd wonder why
It is tliut Joflorson squnro nt homo looks
so seedy titid lonesome. Then , too ,
there nro the city hulls of
various cltlos to contomplnto , nmsslvo
piles with oloud-plorcing towora nnd nil
that. And for contrnst they can picture
In their mind's eye the crumbling moss-
covered ruins opposite the Douglas
county cotirt-houso. They cnn stop nnd
inspect , if they so choose , the atone
pavements of the cltlos they visit.
They can slyly insert their pocket rules
between the blocks , nnd nudge nnd
Rtnllo ns they think of the ton-Inch
gauge used in Oi'nnhn. Llko Jonn
Vnljcan , they can look through the
sewers without the danger of seeing
them cnvo and fall to pieces. They will
bo nblo to wall : through magnificent
market houses.
Oh , this trip abroad will tench our
Solons most wonderful lessons how to
mnko a metropolitan city.
Morton VM. Council.
In his speech accepting the nomina
tion for congress Mr. J. Sterling Morton
wont out of his way to assail the repub
lican candidate , Mr. Council , as n rail
road attorney. This is decidedly cool.
Mr. Council is not nnd never has boon
in the pay of a railroad , either ns an
attorney , lobbyist or in any other ca
pacity. Ills law practice has for the
most part boon adverse to the railroads ,
nnd ho is the only Inwyor west of Chicago
cage who has tncklod nnd de
feated n great railroad corporation
ns plaintiff in n dnmngo suit.
Two years ago ho made an open light
in this city , and nt the legislature , to
compel nil Nebraska railroads to pay
local taxes at the same ratio as is as
sessed upon the property of the wagc-
worker. It comes with bad grace for
Mr. Morton , who has notoriously been
nctivoly engaged in furthering the
schemes and interests of the Burlington
road nt Washington , to brand bin oppo
nent as a railroad attorney. Fortu
nately the voters of this district nro too
well informed with regard to the rela
tions to the railroads of the rival candi
dates for congress to bo in the least mis
led by Mr. Morton's onslaught.
Tliu appointment of a commissioner
of Indian affairs to succeed Mr. Atkins
is a matter of some public interest for
the reason thnt reform in the Indian
bureau is very much needed. Mr. At
kins has never boon much bettor than n
figurehead , nnd having been for a year
or more past nctivoly nt work to advance
his political fortuned , ho has loft the
duties of his office largely to bo per
formed by subordinates. As in nil such
cases , the result has been moro or less
demoralizing to the service , and there
is much complaint of the way in which
the Indians have been neglected and
victimixed. The now commissioner is
Mr. John H. Oborly , who has won seine
national reputation during the past two
years as a member of the civil service
reform.commission. Ho is a very thor
ough partisan , but a man of ability , en
ergy nnd industry. Ho can hardly fail
to be an improvement upon Atkins.
THE houbo of representatives is amus
ing Its leisure by n consideration of n
trust billf in which the enormities of
the Brooklyn sugar combination arc not
forgotten. This is good , but it is to bo
hoped thnt duo attention will -bo nlso
paid to the workings of various ox-
chunges , particularly in Now York. It
is notorious that the coffee exchange of
that city forced the price of Rio and
Santos up from eight and nine cents to
seventeen nnd eighteen cents , nnd
hold It there for a yenr. A more con
sumer of coffee and sugar fails to pee the
difference between this action and that
of the Brooklyn sugar trust. But then
J. J. O'Donoghuo , ex-nrcsldonl of the
coffee exchange , is a devoted adherent
of Grover Cleveland , nnd presented
every ono of his follow members with n
Clavoland button early in the cam
paign. This does make a difference to
democratic statesmen.
UP TO date the number of cases ol
yellow fever in Jacksonville , Florida ,
has been 2,309 , and the number of
deaths 237 , or about ton per cent of those
attacked. This is moro favorable than
is usual in such epidemics , nnd by no
means warrants the extraordinary state
of panic exhibited in many of the south
ern cities. Money is urgently required ,
for there are 20,000 people to bo fed ,
and the funds at the disposal of Mayor
Gorow are nearly exhausted. The pee *
pie of Omaha in subscribing their quotn
must remember that Jacksonville is
particularly unfortunate , for it has now
lost its chief occupation that ot a win
ter resort for northern individuals ol
delicate health. What with typholc !
fever at Denver , and yellow fever al
Jacksonville the only resort loft to the
valetudinarian is California. But aftoi
all , this was always the best.
AUK not the sidewalks somewhat
patchy In places not far from the busl
center of the city ? On the same blocl
it is not unusual to see a very badlj
paved part having oil each side of it ox >
ccllont flagging. This is to bo dopro
cntcd because in the width of its side
walks and the general excellence of the
materials of which they are composed
Omaha now stands head and shoulder ;
above other cities of the west , and is or
n par with not a few eastern cities. Tin
sidewalks ought to bo kept up to tin
standard of our splendidly paved streets
but this is dlnlcult because in ono casi
the city has control and in the otho
private Individuals. Not a few of thi
bad patches may bo ascribed to tin
niggardliness of wealthy men , who scon
to begrudge the outlay of a dollar tha
does not promise an immediate return
T\vo years ago General Miles roportoi
to the secretary of war thnt the trouble
along the Moxlcan border would coas
if the United States would maintain i
sullloiont force in that wild region. Ou
troops are in such scanty numbers tha
they cannot afford adequate protection
and Inwles man , both of our own natloi
and of Mexico , nro emboldened to net
that would not bo Cdroamed of had th
United States proper garrisons at im
portnht localities. There Is no economy
in reducing 'tho strength ot the regular
army to n point where It ceases to bo ot
service , for not only does our weakness
invite trouble , but the expenses of
transportation when trouble comes , will
moro than wipe out what has boon
gained by Ill-judged Raving.
THE origin of the trouble on the
Texas border Is discovered to bo n feud
between nn American sheriff nnd a
Mexican editor , which is a reversal of
the situation ] that brought about the
memorable Cjittlng controversy. The
present affair , however , has a rather
moro formidable aspect than the ono in
which the American editor and the
Mexican sheriff figured , nnd thrcntons
to bo less easy of settlement. However ,
there need bo no apprehension of the
two governments getting Into serious
complications. This country has no
warmer friend than President Dili ! ! ,
and ho will doubtless bo found ready to
moot this government moro than half
way In effecting an equitable and hon
orable adjustment of the trouble.
Meantime honors are easy as between
the editors and sheriffs on the border ,
and It Is to bo hoped thesd apparently
natural enemies will bo satisfied for a
IK THE farmers of Nebraska are going
to profit by the tremendous rlso In
wheat then it would bo a very good
thing , but there is no likelihood that
this will bo the case. The speculators
In the wheat pit of Chicago are simply
taking advantage of the strong card of
fered for u rise in cereals by the rise In
silver. Wheat and silver rise and fall
together , like the twins in the signs of
the zodiac. Nobody knows for n cor-
tninty why silver wont up , and that
alone was enough to demoralise the
wheat bears. But the present bound in
wheat is immon&oly in advance of the
riho in silver , and therefore must bo
followed by a reaction.
Gitixiouio JlicAiino
is the name of the bold Italian
who roused his fellow laborers with
Garibaldi nnd Liberty 1" when the
Denver & Rio Grande railway boat
back the Midland nttack'at Aspen , Colo.
Raphael is evidently a now element to
deal with in the railroad problem.
Other humls TlmnoOitrs.
Things In franco nro in a much worse con
dition than Is generally known. This is the
consequence of French journalism , which is
not of the outspoken , uncompromising , irre
pressible character of the journalism of
America. The French hnvo hidden their po-
cunlary troubles , dooming that it was bettor
to hide thuui than to reveal thorn. Hut the
time is nt hand when further concealment
will bo impossible. There is at the present
time n floating debt in France which optim
ists rate at one thousand millions , nnu pes
simists at two thousand millions , nnd it is
undeniably one of the bad features of the
situation that the exact proportions of the
ndobtodncss have not boon made public.
Sooner later' tf'must bo
or capitalized , but
every succcedin&udministr.ition has dreaded
to do this ) bacauso of the bad effect it will
necessarily hattx jipon ttio existing govern
ment securities of jtho nation. Hut this is
not all. There is a yearly deficit which no
ingenuity can cotfqudr. There nro certain
expenditures which are only necessary because -
cause the French , not knowing the
truth , have insisted upon them , deem
ing them n part of the honor
nnd glory of Franca. Then again , there
nro various engineering enterprises , nol
abroad , but In Franco itself , which the gov
ernment Inaugurated , and Into which the
people put their savings under the govern
ment guarantee. These wore at first success
ful , and produced the dividends which the
government must pay , but have not done so
for some timo. It may bo questioned whether
thego canals and these redemptions of waste
land would have been undertaken by private
capital. But Napoleon III. , having found
that ho was emphatically the beloved of the
fixed income classes , throughout his reign en
deavored to cater to thorn , resting the secur
ity of his throne upon their eager loyalty
In this way it is possible that BVanco devel
oped more enterprises than It wan able to
support. For political economists have over
looked the fact that much of our modern civ
ilization partakes moro of the character of
luxury than of real helpfulness. The telegraph -
graph , the telephone , oven the railway , do
not add to the productive power of a country
and It Is the latter alone which gives pros
perity. In our own land these appliances and
aids of civilization.aro far moro helpful than
in Franco , because wo have to conquer vast
distances. Not so in France , whoso misfortune -
tune it has boon that she has been increasing
ojcnonditurcs oven whilst her producing
forces were steadily failing. The wlno crop
has diminished year after year , the re
gion of flounce and the great north
west produce loss and leas \vheat ,
and the beet root sugar Industry
la felt to bo an absurdity , now that the cul
ture of the sugar cano has been BO generally
diffused , with such a consequent' diminution
of the prices of refined sugar. Above all
Paris is no longer the pleasure city of the
world , and the good Uostonlan , when ho die *
now goes to Vienna. It has long beet
doubted whether the real cause of the Froncl
revolution of 1793 was not financial bank
rnptcy rather than class hatred. It has beei
stated that the predisposing cause was the
enormous number of small land holdings b.v
what Is known as Frankish right. The cqua
division of property among heirs , which ]
popularly supposod'.to ' have originated In the
code Napoleon , In fact dates back to the day
of Clovis , with this , difference : thatamonp
the Franks the estatfl was divided nmongth
smis , and bv the cede Napoleon the daugh
tcrs were admitted to an equal sliaro in th
succession. The property of the nohios
under the old regime , wont undivided to th (
oldest son , for this1 was the special feature o
the feudal system. . By the cede Na
polcou this was swept away , ant
all casses were subjected to Frankisl
right as modified In favor of females. In
little moro than seventy years time ha
brought buck to F.rnce the very ovlls whlcl
precipitated the r | revolution , and by th
same cause Rovtrmncnt debts and Intlnl
tcstnnal land hpldlngs. For it in obvlou
that where a system of forced division o
farms prevails if lsi only a question of time
when the vast majority of farms will consis
of the smallest division of land which th
law will rdcognlzo. ThU is what has happened
poned In Franco. All that has preserved
Franco from bankruptcy hitherto has been
the possibility of living , or rather starving
on thcso small holdings , by the cultivation o
the vino. The high estimation In whlcl
French wino was held gave tha Frencl
peasant proprietor an assured Incom
through grape culture. But there has boon
a marked change of late years. The soil
exhausted by Incessant demands , has avengcc
itself , and French wines are fast losing Kiel
reputation , and the production has greatl ,
fallou off. The end Is not far off.
Wnll Bismarck is seeking- throw t
doubt upon the published diary of the UU
mporor nnd calling for the prosecution of
hose Who caused It to bo published , the very
oncral sentiment In Germany appears to bo
hat the diary should ba treasured as the
touchstone of Gorman politics In tha future ,
nnd no ono will bo surprised at the expros-
ton. The question of the day Is , how far
can It bo assumed that the present otnporor
coincides with his father ! William began
vlth orders and addresses which led many
0 regard him as a phenomenal reproduction
o f the Mcttornich school , but latterly ho has
shown n better appreciation of the ago In
which ho lives. It looks ns though ho was
ripening nnd learning. It will bo n happy
hlng for his country If the present pros-
> ect should be confirmed by the event. Wo
shall bo made acquainted with the tendency
of his mind If wo watch his negotiations
With the two emperors nnd with Franco on
the subject of standing armies. M. C.irnot
would bo quite willing to commence a policy
of disarmament , nnd there is llttlo doubt but
, ho government of Austria would also ngreo.
The diniculty seems to bo to decldo who
shall take the Initiative. In the four countries ,
Franco , Germany , Austria nnd Italy , Just
about 1OCK,000 of men nro withdrawn from
iroductlvo Industry and supported by general
nxutlon , and nioanwhllo the working class
n each of the four countries is finding It
mrdor nnd harder each year to obtain work
nt rates which will support life. To overturn
this monstrous wrong Is the great work now
offered to the hniut of the European reformer.
Wo may count that William has resolved to
grapple with it from the hour that ho accepts
.ho resignation of Prince Hismarck.
When the Prussian army invested Paris
the people of that city passed through a ter
rible experience. Food and fuel , the sup
plies of which wore almost exhausted , were
sola nt fabulous prices ; the rate of mortality
was frightful , and it may bo said that the
city virtually capitulated to cold and hunger.
In order to provide against such a condition
of things in the future a government com
mission has been at work for several months
on the subject of providing food supplies to
furnish the people of garrison towns in the
event of war. The report ot the commission ,
which has been approved by President Carnet -
not , shows what an oxtcnslvo opera
tion the victualing of Paris would
be. Independent of the supplies which
the city could secure up to the time of invest
ment , it wouhl be necessary to create a stock
of food and fuel products , and with regard to
meat , it has been suggested that all kinds of
live stoclc might bo slaughtered and stored
away In refrigerating chambers. The mag-
nltndn of the proposed operations may bo
understood when it is considered that so far
as Hour Is concerned over ono million barrels
would be needed in Paris for a siege of six
mouths. The transportation of food and fuel
in great quantities is also n very serious
question , and to carry out all the measures
recommended by the commission would in
volve as much generalship as the mobiliza
tion of an army.
Chill's onlorpriso has taken a new turn in
her reported seizure of Easter island , once
known as Davis' Land , and famous for its
collection of collossal statutes , ruJcly hewn
from stone and placed on enormous plat
forms of masonry. A specimen of this
handiwork of an ancient race , differing , It
would seem , from the present inhabitants ,
was recently brought by a government
vessel to Washington for the National
museum. Chill's claims upon the island
rc5main to bo developed. To bo sure ,
she can claim to bo the nearest point of
mainland , but a distance of two thousand
miles nnd moro is too much for establish
ing rights based on proximity. The purpose
of the Chilians is said to bo that of founding
n penal colony on her now acquisition. This
can hardly bo of great advantage to the in
habitants , although the lonely site of the
island , thrust out lilco an advance guard nt
the extreme southeastern part of Polynesia ,
might seem admirably to fit it for that pur
pose. But Chili could apparently find on her
own coast among the numerous islands
stretching down to Cape Horn1 ono that
would bo sufficiently remote from nolghlxir-
ing populations for this purpose , oven If It
should have a harsher climate than that Of
Easter Island.
Germany In her schemes of colonization
appears to bo pursuing the blood and iron
policy. Her recent high-handed action in
Samoa was a case in point ; and now , after
she has rcceivert largo1 concessions of terri
tory from the sultan of Zanzibar , her arbf-
trary methods toward the natives are loading
to serious conflicts and may endanger ttio
safety of other European residents. The
news comes that the Germans are about to
add the Gilbert islands to their acquisitions
In the Pacific. When the popa , who was the
arbiter in the dispute between Spain and
Germany as to the possession of the Care
lines , decided in favor of the former power ,
Germany promptly annexed the Marshall
islands , putting a taxon the natives ; and
similar tactics will doubtless b adopted in
the case of the Gilbert group. Only the
Elllco Islands now remain to be taken , and
then Germany will have au unbroken chain
of possessions from the Carolines to Samoa.
This movement in the Pacific does not seem
to have attracted much notice from our
statesmen , but it is important , and will become -
como moro so it the Panama canal shall over
bo resolved Into art accomplished fact.
The Argcntino republic is having : a great
boom , the salient features of the situation
being the reckless incurring of national ,
provincial , and municipal indebtedness In aid
of numerous railway , manufacturing and
commercial projects and nn Intoxicating in
flation of paper money. "To all Intents and
purposes. " says n Buenos Ayres paper , "tho
premium is at 100 per cent nnd paper nt 5C
per cent discount , If the prlco of all imported
necessities be taken as the basis of couiparl-
ison. The cost of living to-day in Bnonos
Ayres is simply enormous , owing to exces
sive import duties , high rates , and last ,
though not least , the providential calcula
tions of traders who are determined not to
lose by the fluctuations of nn unsettled cur
rency. " All this is very nlco while the spree
lasts. But the sobering up time must coinc
sooner or later , and then the debauchee wll
find himself with a roaring headache and nol
half so rich as ho imagines himself to be.
An Inflation carouse can not last forever ,
and it almost always happens that It ends in
a general wreck of the currency and the In
fliction of enormous ovll upon the members
of society who are least nblo to sustain
losses. It was so less tlmn a year ago in
Peru , and it Is pretty sure to bo so In the
Argentine republic at no very distant day.
Llttlo Greece Is bristling up to Turkoj
once more in a very belligerent way , A squad
rou which has been a month absent maneu
vering has arrived at the Piriuus In hot
haste , nnd other war ships nro to be readi
within two days to start for Turkish waters.
The trouble Is the seizure of n Greek vessel
nt Chios about which the porto refuses to re
ply in a satisfactory way. Much bigger pow
ers than Grooca have found the same diffi
culty with the porto , which rarely , if over ,
does reply In a satisfactory way. Greece la
a small country and able In a very short time
to get very hot ; but recent experience
showed that she cannot go to war unless hot
big neighbors permit , and thnt warlike prep
orations which come to nothing ore costly.
Mobilizing the fleet , however , Is less ex
pensive than mobilising the army.
There Is a disposition on tbo part of many
people In Vienna to signalize by n pan-Gor-
mnn demonstration the coming vNt of the
Ctnpcror William to that city , mul tha sup-
pcstlveness thereof Is not pleasing to the
Austrian court , lloneo orders hnvo boon
issued to prevent It. Francis .Joseph Is ovl-
lently not altogether free from nervousness
in regard to the future solidity of his com *
| ) oslto omplro. Nor would It bo straiiKO If
the Illustrious visitor should feel hlmsolf
called upon to repress n spirit ot covetousness -
ness when In the country of the ton millions
Oormnn * whom ho does not rule , but whom
do noodR If the lilc.i of German unity Is to bo
fully carried out , ( Jornmn unity , It Is to bo
remembered , Is n very strong iiolnt with Etn-
pcror William.
The condition of things nt Sunlctm Is not
nwnlienliitf intcnso Interest In eastern No-
braskn , but the t RUsh eqnivnlcnt of the As
sociated Press , known ns Iteutor'a , Is peed
enough to send dully Intolll unco of the siege
to the great American public. Wo bollovo
thnt the English g.vrrison is being boslogril
by the Herhers who were under Osiunn
Ulgtnn , nnd perhaps still nro , for though
Houtur has killed him off repeatedly , ho in-
vnrlably comes to life uealn. Hut no ono
who knows the nomad Herbors can compre
hend how they learned to form regular siege
lines , or where tlioy obtained their siege
guns. Who Is with
NcltrnsUn .lot tin us.
A$5,000 grist mill will bo built at ] Clark-
Prohibition falls to prohibit In North
A lire nt Harvard destroyed the bakery of
I. F. Sntroo.
Vandals nt Ashland hnvo been robbing the
graves In the cjtnetcry of their plants.
Thu Hltio Viilley association of Congre
gational churches held its sessions at Har
A rnllrond grading outfit is camped ncnr
Wymoro unu the people nro wondering what
is up.
The citl/ens of Crete nro busily engaged in
nn olTort to ralso $15,000 for the benefit of
IJoiuio college.
The chief of the Sowanl fire department
has resigned because the city council would
not put the apparatus in u fit condition for
Uy the falling of n scaffold on the now
stoclc exchange building nt Nebraska City
Thursday , two rarpcntcrs , John Place and
George Wnttormm , were severely injured.
Two moro Indies will try newspaper work
In Nebraska. Helen C. Phclps has purchased
the Schuylcr Herald , but. ho will hnvo n man
editor , whllo Cora S. Holdon has bought nnd
will conduct the HufTulo County Courier.
A circus cauio to Edgar whllo the Metho
dist minister was nwuy , nnd the local paper
attributes the success of the exhibition to
the nbscnuo of the pastor. With the shep
herd away the sheep wandered to the show.
The York Republican reports that two
prohibitionists culled on a minister the other
day nnd asked him If ho did not Intend to
vote ns ho prayod. The answer was : "Yci ,
I pray every day for the success of the re
publican party. "
Dr. F. H. Naultons , Sr. , of Hastings ,
while on a "high lonesome" Thursday even
ing , attacked his son with n hugh s.tbro , but
only succeeded in inflicting n slight wound.
The son protecting his mother , whom
the old mnn had threatened to kill. The
would-bo murderer was taken in charge by
the police ana bounn over to kcop tno i >
His mind is unbalanced , but ho is not dan
gerous oxceptt when under the influence of
Hob Miner nnd Mike O'Laughlln escaped
from the custody of tlio sheriff at Honkol-
nrnn Thursday even ing in n mysterious man
ner. Minor is charged with committing two
murders in Kansas recently , nnd O'Laughlin
Is charged with repeated horse stealing.
Both were desperate men nnd will n6ver ho
captured. They were handcuffed nnd
shackled together , nnd It was impossible for
them to have escaped without the mil of con
federates. Hoth mon were captured recently
in Wyoming and were being held hero
awaiting n requisition from the governor of
The street cars in DCS Moines will bo
heated this winter.
nThirty-flVo cars of coal are being londeat
the Uoone mines every dny.
Wire fence swindlers have been wording
the farmers In Doonc county.
A twelve-foot vein of coul has boon dis
covered by well diggers in Kast DCS Moinos.
There are only thirty-four cases on the
docket for the coming term 6t court In Story
county , and none of them are Criminal cases.
Fry , the Klckajwo Indian doctor , w s
treated to a dose of back-nombur eggs nt
Scranton last Wednesday. It was the work.
of mischievous boys.
While suffering from nervou * prostration ,
Mrs. Milton CuuipOell , who lives near Co
lumbus Junction , committed suioldo by
drowning herself in the Iowa river. She was
fifty-two years of age ,
rho secretary of the state agricultural so
ciety estimates that the crop of winter wheat
in Iowa will yield lO.ViOJO bushels. This at
\iyt bushels would show a crop of (51),000 ( )
ncros. Spring wheat 1,041,000 acres at ton
bushels per acre , will amount to 10,410,000.
Last week the mayor of Logan gave notice
that all dogs found running nt Urge within
the city limits without muzzles wonld bo
shot. All the town dog * were immediately
muzzled or kept np , but the farmers at once
caught onto a schema to get nd of all their
worthless curs by bringing thorn to town on
purpose to have them killed , and tU
scheme works to well that the marshal is
thinking of tendering hta resignation to
avoid the disagreeable duty thus Imposed
upon him.
During the progress of a recent storm
lightning struck the steeple on the Tipton
Presbyterian church , completely denuding It
of nil covering and leaving only the bare
frnmo work standing. Boanl * were hurled
across the street. On Its way down the
lightning toro off the plaster and siding , de
molished one window nml plowed a deep
furrow in the ground where it Btrticlc.
Stntngo to relate the only flro resulting from
the stroke was found near the celling , burnIng -
Ing so slightly as to be easily put out ,
Hay brings $13 a ton In Lead City.
The total Indebtedness of Dcadwood Is
John Sweeney , of St. Paul , was shot In the
leg at Dinkinson , Dak. , by Lurfwig Wicse , in
a woman troublo.
The Hapid City market was flooded with
moro deer the past week than tlio lovers of
venison could consume.
Dcadwood will vote October 15 on the
iliicstioii of issuing $ .211,000 in bonds for the
puriwso of erecting n city hall.
Suit for an alleged debt of $1 has been com
menced in a court at Deadwood. Tlio party
suing states that it is for principles and not
Small boys report the snake crop nt Yank-
ton immense this fall. Snakes of nil shapes ,
Hi/cs and conditions nbounu thoro. Ono boy
two feet long massacred a bull snake four
feet and eight inches long the other day nnd
it was not a good aimko. day either.
W'iiile two half-breeds wore t rylng to break
a colt to saddle , near Pembina , the colt
reared up striking one man with his forefeet
foot , killing him instantly , and throwing the
other nml dragging him about a mllo. When
found tlio man wan de.vl , UU IIO.K ! kicked to *
a pulp.
Mrs. Sadlo Stewart committed sulcido near
Aberdeen by drowning in n well. About a
year ago she married a man employed in a
ticket ofllce at Wahpeton , and about thrco
months afterward learned that ho h.ul an
other wife , so Bho left him. About two
weeks ago slio gave birth to a child. She was
a lady of good education and pleasing man-
Criminal Martcrw Optlolana in ft lie-
Unl Quarrel.
The case of the stnto against Nellie Austin ,
charged with lureenv from the person , was
called for trial yesterday. The defendant none
ono of the queens of a Capitol avenue negro
resort , TUoprosccutlng witness was a soldier ,
named Michael J. Sheridan , of Kort Douglas -
las , Utah. Iho tuoft was committed , ac
cording to his story , the 15th day of last Au
gust when ho was in her room. Nellie was
found guilty. . . . . .
Jack Hash was arraigned on the charge 01
Rrnnd larceny nnd sentenced to the rofo rm
Charles Goodwin wan also sentenced to ( ho
refofm school for the larceny of 7 and a
watch from the room of Patrick Tlglio , la
the Croighton block.
In the suit of McHitRh .t Koblimon vs.
Isano Lcvl Jmlgo Wnkclcy gave the plaintiff *
n decree of $ $ ! ! .
Thomas Cunningham has brought suit
against the Manhattan Building association
for 1330 , a b.tlancu yet duo him for the am-
Rtruction of n row of residences.
The South Otnnhn National bank hns surd
Julius C. Chase and J. W. Withers to en force
the payment of ft note for t,1 tW.G7 ; , plvon by
Walters to Chase and endorsed by the latter
to thu bank.
Simnol ( } . Sovonon ( has bronchi suit
npainst W. H. Smith for $ .170 , a balance duo
on a lot In Kirk wood addition purchased from
the defendant ,
Frank 13. Gillolto has sued S. M. Waite
forSl.501.6a , the price of 21,70:1 : pounds of
fresh beef sold the defendant during the
months of Mny and Juno.
Frank II. Johnson has begun foreclosure
proceedings against ilnines II. Yatcs on fifty
notes , each for f'J. ) , given to Lnrmon P.
I'ruyn nnd hi him sold to Johnson. The
mortgage covers the south thirty foot of the
north sixty feet of lots 7 mul 8 in block 7 , lu
Patrick's second addition.
George W. Forbes was granted an Injunc
tion by Jndgo Wnlteloy , restraining Lowli
Tlionms from enforcing a Judgment , Forbes
nnd Thomas have a very much involved bust-
itus * with each other , and each holds a judg
ment against the other of about fXD. ) ( )
Forbes has borun suit to clear up their
affairs , nnd asks that ono judgment bo al
lowed to olfsot the other.
In April , Ib77 , George P. Wilkinson.
Charles II , Davis and IsaOoro Gluck entered
into partnership in the optical business umlci
the linn name ot Wilkinson ft Davis. At
the same time Wilkinson ft Gluck formed it
partnership in the practlco of uicdiclno.
Wilkinson advanced the optical firm $1,100.
In August , 18b7 , Davis withdrew nndio-
coivcd f.0. The other partners then agreed
to continue both businesses under the firm
name of Gluck it Wilkinson , the senior part
ner to bo allowed to draw JI5 n month moro
than the flthar. Gluck took olinrgo of the
business , and Wilkinson now sues for an ac
counting. Ho alleges that the debts have
crept up to $ ' .3,100 , fora largo part of which ho
has given his personal notes. Hochargesthat
Gluck has applied the receipts of the Him to
his own uses. Among other things ho has
bought a horse and buggy , oflloo furniture
and a parcel of land , all of which ho claims
us his own. The plaintiff avers that Gluck
has secured possession of the several part
nership papers and has oithcr destroyed or
concealed them. Ho also charges that de
fendant has altered and mutilated the books
of the firm , has made false entries nnd has
failed to enter receipts. Ho also avers that
Gluck did not have it cortilicato from any
iccpgnizcd medical college , although ho
claimed to be a graduate of the College of
Physicians nnd Surgeons of Chicago , and
that Ho was not qualified to register for prac
tlco in Nebraska. Wilkinson has begun a
suit to dissolve the partnership and maka
Gluck disgorge.
County Court.
Judge Shields gave William P. Lyons a
decree for $ 'JS ' In his suit against Carol I no
dowry for damages for failing to give pos
session of a flat under n lease.
George Kobcrtshaw has sued Elizabeth
ICuhlman for $1,000 damages. The plaintiff
sets forth In his petition that the defendant
owns rt building nt 021 Douglas street nnd
that the sidewalk In front of the building
was In sucli a condition the 35th ot last Au
gust that ho fell through the coal hole nnd
received serious injuries.
The First National bf.nk has brought suit
against Cullmn II. Brown and Milton H.
Gabble to enforce the payment of A promis
sory note for ftiCO given by them.
Storz & Her have brought suit against M.
Obcrg for $ t,6C < 5 for payment for" goods
bo ught by the defendant.
Frank H Jomison has sued LoKO y Mayno "
and John P. Shoming to enforce the pay- " * "
montof n promissory note for $ -00.
A Scheme to Destroy Con < Iornricd > j
Stenin Holler * .
The following letter has boon issued
explains itself :
lion.KU Ixsi'EOTon'fl Orricn , Crrf HALT , ,
Sv , Loui-t , S"pt. So. 18S8.To Inspectors of
Boilers and Boards of Engineers.Dear
Sirs : Yon are requested to attend a conven
tion of inspectors ot boilers and examiners
of engineers to be held at Plttsbnr/r / , Pa. , on
November 20 , ! S88. The purpose of the con
vention in the general discussion of the in
spection sef vlco arid laws , tarf tne better pro
tection of life and property , and also to nr-
range for a uniform systorrt of Inspection
throughout the conntry where therd ! an in-
section service , and to endeavor to extend
the service to cover the onttfo conntry , and
txystopthosaloof old and worthless boilers
that have been condemned by inspector * and
then sold to Ignorant and inexperienced ! per
sons thronchoiit the country where there is
no Inspection service.
The letter is signed by William McCfollan ,
Inspector of the city of St. Louis , Mo. ; War-
doll Gnthrie , Inspector of the city of Chicago ,
III. ; Peter P. Kngan , Inspector of Denver ,
Col. : Washington Mullen , inspector of Now
York ; James W. Morse , president stuto
board of inspectors , Minnesota : J. H. Stand-
oven , inspector of the city of Omaha , Nab. ;
E. D Bateman , inspector of the city of Cin
cinnati , O. . committee.
Inspectors nnd others wishing W attsnd
the convention will please address William
McClollan , City Hall , St. Louis , Mo.
Joseph Standoven , the local Inspector of
boilers , who hat boon recommended for the
position by some of the highest authorities
on the subject of boilers in this city , said that
such a meeting and organi/ation was an ab
solute necessity. As IV i now , each in
spcctor acts on his own respon
sibility , nnd may bo of certain use
within n certain limit but outside of that
ho can do nothing because of tack of Juris
diction" an also because of the lax rules
which now govern the disposition of con
demned boiler * . Mr. Stanflcron wys that
every condemned boiler > h0uul be rut in
pieces to prevent it from being sold again to
Innocent panics. If tht were done , tbero
wonld be fewrr explosion * and consequently
lens loss of life.
"Now , the exposition of Hamilton' * In
Florence , the other day , would not- have
taken place if the proposed remedy had been
carried into effect. I am informed , " says Mr.
Standoven. "that the boiler was a second
hand one that had been purchased from a
junk dealer who had painted It
up after it had boon condemned.
These Junk dealers make a business of buy
ing condemned boilers , which they rlalra
they will sell as old iron , bnt they always
sell them to bo used again in the country. I
am told now that Hamilton is putting m an
other boiler of the same kind. "
Mr. Standoven says that his report for the
quarter will appear at the end of this month.
It will show that during July the number of
boilers examined wan about 318 , In August ,
2JO , and In September , ' iS. The snowing for
the year will bo greater than that of last
year bv nbout forty-two , nnd the increase In
receipts will bo corrcs | > ondingly great.
fjnnciern Olllcern nnd Uniform *
The Republican Lancicrs club has elected
the following officers Captain , Lee Frost ;
first lieutenant , O. H. Gordon ; second lieu
tenant , Frank Woolly ; sergeant major , W.
H. Barlow ; orderly sergeant , William Kelly.
The uniform adopted is a white Norfolk
Jacket , blue trousers with yellow stripes oil
the legs and u red ukull cap with tassel and a
red , whlto and blno band. The club will
turn out to-night and assist In the Ninth ward
polo raising.
Positively cured bjr
' those Little Pills.
They nlw relieve Dts-
trcss from Dyspepsia. In
ITTLE digestion and Too Hearty
Entlnif. A perfect rem
edy ( or DI/iljieftH , Nautea ,
DrowElnraja , Ilod/ Taste
in tlia JJouUi , Coated
Tongue , rain la the Side ,
reguUto tbo Bovrtrla. Purely Vegetable.