Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 14, 1888, Page 5, Image 5
1 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : FRIDAY. 14. 1S8S. LEESE AND THE RAILROADS , The Attorney Gonoral's Report Presented - sontod to the Governor , A STRONG AND ABLE DOCUMENT. Xlln Views on the Union rnclflo nnd Other Important Matters Clrnrlv 1'roblcm Lincoln Notes. orTneOwAiu BBS , ] 1W3 l > STIIF.ET , > L.INCOI.X , Vac. 13 , 1 Tlio btonnlnl report ot the attornej cen- was bnudoU to tlio governor on the lOtli Just. Owing to his well known position on railroad question * , tlio public 1ms reason to expect u document containing rich meat. It Bnri without saying llmt dUupi > ointmeiit v ill not follow In the wako ot Us homling ilown. Tlio attorney general builds liivlnci- blo reasons , and advhei thu foreclosure of nil Union Pncillo property under lion or mortgage to the general government. Ho emphatically states tltat tlio Union I'uclflc Is insolvent , and that It Is unjuat for tlio state to be compelled to imlst In paying olT a bonded debt jf more tlinn twice tlio value of every mile of tiack owned by the company , by extortionate freight rates , especially when the road denies Its allegiance to the laws of the state , and Insists upon federal jurisdiction nlone over Its property nnd ( ? on- eral rights , -il'ho ; report shows the fact that the state pays about seven-tenths ot tlio earnings ot the load. With this fact pressed liotno ho asks the governor to Instruct the coming legislature to Insist niton our repre sentatives In congress demanding the foic- closure of the government lien upon all prop- fityof the road. Thii is asked tlmttlic > eau may bo put upon n csuli bjsis. Ho fur- Iher states thnt the IWSSIIRO of the Outh- walto bill virtually amounts to a donation of the government claim against thoioad , mill that it is not light to tux the gonoioslty of the government when the Insolvency of the joail is wholly due to mismanagement. TJC attorney gencial recommends the pas- nngo of n maximum fielght rate seheilule , imd Htates that while the hoard has done very llttlo toward such reductions as are evi dently necOHsary , he expresses the hope that the board coming in will bo able to give the people speedy redress. Ho cites n constitu tional remedy for such contingencies us fet tered the board during the p.ist ye.ir Ho expresses the opinion that the direct election of the Btato board of tiaiispoitation would obvisito present difficulties nnd ombai rnss- nients. If i-iado olectlvo political patronage ivould lose souioof its power. Besides , lie Buys , the state ofueiah have enough to do to attend to the dlicct line of tholr ofllciul duties , and the voice of the people could not ho throttled when the trust aad Issue calls for tno intolllgcnco of the voter. This conclusion inevitably fol lows : If the hoard is uindo elective the dearest interests of the people of the state \\onld soon ccaso to bo under the iron heel of corporate power. Tin : sriMKCUsiiir riiom.nsr. Since L. P Olmsto.id made a chance for the spcakcrhhip nn impossibility , by his bra/en attempt at bnborv , there has been n restless activity among the railroad cappers of the state to get their shattered fences in jepair , and the suggestion that W. C. Ilill lias entered tlio lace Indicates that their efforts have not been in vain. The novice , however , can sco through the atone wall , without glabscs. At this time the situation Is not at all com plex. The candidacy of E. S. Halter , of Kairlmry , Is unquestionably duo to his loy- nltytoJohn M. Thurston , and inasmuch as lie has generally been recognized as a hlprh minded gentleman and by many as an anti monopolist , it is supposed , and not without reason , that ho will bo able to divide Demp ster's strength effectually. Major * is the HurlniRton tool to further the candidacy of Major Watson. Unldwi'll stands as the rod to keep lightning from striking General Me- Undo. Cuptain I ec also belongs to the Bur lington skirmish line. The play Is amusing , but not unintelligent. Dempster , Cody and McHritlo nio behoved to he of the people and for the ( iconic , nnd if they are able to unite this stiongth , there can ho no question as to the result. If Baker , however , can dlvido Dempster's strength the , tide will , doubtless , turn to Watson and ho will bo elected speaker of the nett nouso of representatives. Tlio oil room crowd have been playing a bhrewd game , nnd thcro is n chance oven now that it will win. It will be no easy matter to convince Baker's friends that his candidacy is duo to railroad inlluencos , disguised by personal friendship , nnd the chances aio that they may resent the imputation. Tlio candidacy of W. C. Hill is but another cog in the wheel that goes to show the desperation of the railroad titrikcrs and cuppers. Next to dispatching tiains over the different railway routes from day to day. thospcakcrship contest is the one absorbing question , and it husbands every device nnd treacherous scheme that tomes under the reign of keen imagination , civing any assurance that the interests of the people can ho kept under the Iron heel of corporate power. The light for the spuukor- Hhlp Is on , nnd it lies between Watson and Dempster. "Jf Dempster , Cndy and Me- Bride , " said a prominent politician , "stand true to their constituency and will make con cessions they can decide the spcakorshlp question bojond porndvcnture , and there will ho no danger ot the Honor and commit tees falling Into the hands of the railroads. " A SMAI.I. liOIIIlKUV. A .T Weber , of Norfolk , Madison county , states tlint ho had a stallion shipped from 1'awneo Ulty to Beatrice , a distance of forty miles , over the Chicago , Kansas & Nebraska railroad , and was charged f 13 for the ship mont. He further states that the stallion was roshippcd from Beatnco to Norfolk over the Union Pacific , n distance of 20(1 ( miles and that the rhui go between the last named places was but $11 reeling that lie hnci been robbed on n small scale in the charges for the llrst shipment , ho comultilns to thu statn board of transportation and asKs to have the matter investigated. The dif ference in the respective charges , considering the distance of tlie hauls , does see m to he a little singular. Mr Weber will bo asked to veilfy Ids complaint and the mutter will como up for hearing and adjustment. xuw XOTAHIIIS rum.ic. Tiio following Nebraskans were com missioned notailus public by the govcrnoi to-day : John K. Buit , Kearney , Buffalo county ; S T. Mclntyrc , Kearney , Buffalo county ; John W. Kingul , Wisuer , ( Juming county ; W. U. Hlirlvor. Omaha , Douglas county ; Thomas M. Fisher. Oration , Fillmore conntv ; Clmrlos K. I.uoo , Jnman , Holt county ; W. W ICvuns , Fultbury. Jefferson county ; A. D ( Jloyd , Shubeit , Kiclmrdson county ; M. S C'ook , Arlington , Washington county. UT M5NS AMI NOTES. lion , Wash Koberts , of Tecumseh , was in the city to day. , Willie Hiool.B and Arthur Pnyno were sen tenced two years each to the state peniten tiary. Senator Ncsbitt , of tlio Thirtieth senatorial dlsti let , is in the city. 1 * Is said that ho will not refuse the Honor of president pro turn , of the hcimto. Alexander Poyda has tirort ot his wife and 8Mls a divorce. Hifl petition recites adul tery to uo tliocausc. W ( J. Ashwlll and J. J. Dunbar. of Strut- ton , wore in the capital city to-day. Mr. Dunbar'H wife , gave birth to thu llrst child bom on the Lincoln bl'.iMr. . Ashwill edits thuKtriiUon Herald. Wo nro iibtonlalioil at pnrtlos who intro duce now romadlc * for couglis wlion they Hiiould IEIIOW tno p oplo will have Dr , Bull's C nuh ; Si nip. "Hint's uru like sturj , they ilaoand set. " ' 11 icy have hcaduchu , cutn and hurts HUu mu.iMar men , and uro Just us buiv to ct.ll for Salvntlon Uil. _ _ _ 'I'hlnUj Stir ir : 'Marrloil. The nnthoi-illes have bcm nsko.l by Clan * OoUbeiu to question Into tlio report of tlio rumor oonoor/ilni ; t.o ! marriiit'o of Magt'lo OottberiT , his dhotvoa wife. Adlvorc\w\s obtained by the 1 ait or in the district court or tlm grounds of r.on Jpiort ( , last September. The wife wont to At.utitie , wliote it t 10- ported th.ti she La > ueam married. 'Hie law explicitly upcu'ifies that neither of the liti gant * In a divorce case shall nfiln marry within a period of nix months alter huving duly obtained a decree ot divorce , and the husband wants the report invasUgattid , in View of proitiautlug tils divorced wife. FCAUS AN OUTUUK.VK. South Oinnha AfT.ilr * llartly Mjxod tTp In Ofllcml Circles. "It | ) lacesus in n bad position , " remarked MaJ-or aloan , of South Omaha , when nues- tioncd concerning the Injunction case yesterday. "Now , you see , wo were acting Judiciously , and were dnlng nil wo could toadvanco nnd build up the city. A large number In South Omaha have avoided paying their taxes , and , in consequence , tlio official business generally has been sadly neglected. Wo had no funds In the treasury , and for what public improvements we needed wo decided to confess Judgment to the extent of 60 per cent of our indebtedness , and to issue city bonds for the remainder. By confessing Judgment we would Inaugurate a necessary s"stem of taxation , and wo would have ro- nll > od enough to have defiajcd nil our expanses In public Improvements. You see the injunction proceedings were brought about bv ex-officials , especially ox Mayor Savage , who have become Jealous of oui labors. It will hurt our city ma terially if this Injunction ho made pcrma- meat. Hero wo hnvo 400 graders at work , and th\j ( will bo turned idle. Tliej have no money , and this action will prevent us from raising any funds to pay them. I fear there will bo un outbreak thcio If things nro not lived up In some way. These men : nc mostly men of family and have no other means oT maintaining their ex istence nsido from tholr day's labor. " J. R Kltchhnrt , a real estate dealer , who Is one of the prime movers in the Injunction proceedings , when questioned hinted thnt the action \\ns taken as a last resort. Ho said that the city authorities had aliendy run bilis against the citv $1'J,000 ) in excess of the amount prescribed by law nnd that the tax payers as a rule had grown tired of such work. Oao Fact Is worth a column ot rhctorlc , nicl nn American statesman. It is u fnct , cs- tnblHied by the testimony of thousands of people , that I od's Sarsaparilla does cure bcrofula , salt rliouinaiul other dis eases or affections arising from impure state or lo\v condition ot the blood. It nNo overcomes that tired feeling , creates n good appetite , and gives strength to every part ot the s. tcm. Try It. Kail Notes. The contemplated improvements of the Union Pacific depot hnvo commenced from the inside , and the new ticket ofllco was opened for the first time yesterday morning. D U. Thomson , general mnnnccr , and V. O. Kngllsh , train master , of the 11. & M. , are among tlio arrivals noted yesterday. All the trains were roported-ns coming in on time at tlio Union Pacitlo and B. & M. depots yesterday morning. Ninety-live cars of corn and ono of wheat were icccivcd at the Union Paciilo yards since 10 p. m. Wddnscday. A break down in the locomotive delayed the overland flyer 30 minutes yesterday morn ing. ing.Six Six now lodges of the Switchmen's Aid as sociation have been formed tins month , against three for the preceding month , and : u.'J members enrolled Two of the lodges aie in Michigan , one in Illinois , one in Jersey City and ono in Pittsburg , tlio latter being mimed nfter Eugene V. Debs , the seeietury and ticasurer of the Firemen's brotherhood. The association paid the following ninounts to the persons named , dining the month of November : Lodge 10) ) , Kllen ami Catherine Dooley , ? 700 ; Ledge 105 , James Collins , § 700 , and Lodge 100 , Mrs. Mary Stewart , 700. Commencing with this month tlio benefits will bo $500 instead of S700 , as formerly. " 'A surveying party at work nt midnight' Is a thing that not even Omaha can boast of , " said an oflicial of the Union Pacific en gineering departmtnt yesterday , "but if there .vns such u thing the Union Pacific knows nothing about it. Wo have had no party out in the vicinity named in n ceitain paper this morning , and do not expect to have any. You can say in shoit that there is no truth in the rumor of a side track being laid by the Union Pacific to reach to the nl- logcd fort site. Live stock will not ho shipped bv weight from Nebraska points , although a few weeks ago it was intended to do so. December 15 was the date named for the change to go into oitoct , but to-day the Cnicago < k Alton have sign Hied their intention of refusing to weigh the live stock at Kansas City or St. Louis , and the lines centering in Omaha have no choice but to follow suit. Had a bilious attack and one of those indescribable ctisos of constant weari ness. Took quinine and other reme dies without relief. Took Dr. .Tones" lied Clover Tonic ; am strong and well. Asa Thompson , Logan , Ohio. Good man Drug Uo. Election Frauds. Tlio United States grand Jury is still driv ing away at their election frauds investiga tion , nnd the probabilities arc that it will not roach a windup before Saturday night , If it docs even then , .fust what bus or lias not been developed of coin-so is impossible to find out , but the opinion seems to prevail among well-posted people that sufllcient crookedness lias been unearthed to warrant the indictment of soveial parties. &o far , theio lias been n large number of witnesses examined , and summons aio out for moi c. Tlio form of the catechism put to one of the witnesses yesterday morning was some thing afler the following : "Do you know of any illegal voting having taken pluco in this olty ai the late presiden tial election i" "Not absolutely. " "Do you think tlioro was any ! " "I certainly do. " " Where J" "In all the wards of the city. " "Any pluco in particular ! " "Yes. " "Where ! " "Atthe First precinct of the Third ward. " "Why do you think sol" "Becauseat a late census taken of tliopop- ulalion for election purposes , tlio entire num ber of voters was aseortaliied to bj ' .IJO , mid at the election l.Ih'J % 'otus woio cast. " "Do you think there was monuy usa 1 ! " "Lots of it. " "Who used III" "Thnt I can't stiy , but was nt those polls puddling lepnblican tickets and running in republican voter * by iirove-t , mid it certainly took money to do that. " "Did you sea Martin use any monovJ" "Not a dollar , but liow'd hu got those re publican votes ! " Henry Brunlng nnd Martin Quick of the First ward were aho examined yesterday morning. Quick testified to ono of tliu judges In the First precinct of the wa rd having been a non resident. This was It cnry Schoen , who , it is alleged , resides in Gh irago , nnd it is boldly assuitcd that ho will bo indicted. "Nip the evil In the bud. " Slop that cough in its flrnt htagcti before serious coiibeiiuonces ensue. Dr. J. II. Me- Loan's Tar Wine Lung liuUiun is an offoctlvo remedy. ! M cents n bottle , Tlio Smelters Get It. Complaints have hern mndu in Omaha and along the eastern division of the Union Pa cific railway of the scarcity of soft coal sold by the road to residents. Tlio chief cnuso of the slackness of the supply Is attributed to a want of cars for IU transportlon , Another cause is the fact thai the company Is. under cnntinct with the smelters nt Butte , Mont. , to furnish n certain number of cars of coal dully to llio smeller companies. A failure on th" part of the railroad ccmpany to live up to the conditions of thoconunct costs the Union Pacific SI.OlX ) per day for uvor > day it falls to furnish the required number of tons. To ful fill tin ) contract it takes a large percentage of the the total output of the Hock Springs mines ) ( operated by llo ; Union Pacific ; , but there ate n number of prlvatu mines In the camp which furnish a doily outoulsullloiently largo for the eastern trade , If the railroad company would hnnl it to market. In addi tion to the supply from Heck Springs , llio Dillon mine In Hitwllns U capahlo of furnish ing coul enough for Omaha , but there U no way at present for shipping it , Advice in Mothers. MIII. Wlnslow' * Soothing Syrup should al. wayn bo used forchlldrcn teathlng. It soothes tua chiU , ftoftnu * the gums , allays all pain , cuicsiwind colic , and is tlio ( j t remedy fur vliiirriiiuu. : $ o a bottle i THE FIRST CINDERELLA. Mont Hit Ifjx > se < n Kuvrf , l"JSu m C. irala ! , Mnny nnd many a hundred years ngo , centuries before there was any Christ- inns , the king of Csrypt sat on his ivory throne in his palace hall , gunrdod by soldiers armed nnd dumb. At his right hnnd , a slop below him , was the crown prince , n beautiful youth of nineteen , thoflgo when the years nro alt summers. On the left , two stops lower , sat the who councilor , with board white as frost , and ho lived nt four-score , when the years are nil winters. Ho wsia the only subject who sat in the presence of the Icing or dared advise him. Wiser than oilier men , ho could foretell the future , know the language of beasts , what the stars are made of , nnd why comets go wandering through the sky. A poet once , now toothless and deaf , he could onIj mumble scraps ot old versos in a voice as shrill as a , grasshopper's chirp. The sullen king and his gloomy coun selor sat with hands on their knees , their feet close together , like the ( Trail i to Htatucs of gods on the Nile hanks staring eternally at nothing. The prince was restless as quicksilver , glancing in every direc tion , talking much nnd very fast. Sud denly he exclaimed : "There is an eagle overhead. I will order my arrows and shoot it. " "No , " said the king , languidly rais ing his painted eyelids ; "that is only a speck ot cloud. " "I see it. Look , quick ! now lie swoops down. " lie ran to the lake , but before ho reached the bridge spanning it some thing dropped into the center of the court. Ho picked up the fallen prey , and was about to iling it into the water , when tlie'ldng called : "Itring it hero. " The boy returned , holding a shoo , or , rather , sandal , ofory small size. "What iin odd thing for an eagle to carry olT ! It is foreign. " The king examined it with as much curiosity as lie should who is adored as a god by the mere carth-wonns called men. "A pretty thing. ' ' he jaid , weighing it in his immense brown hand. "Some dnnccr'b slipper. * ' "No ; if it had boon danced in , the straps would ho strained at the holes' . It is not the curved and pointed sole of our shoemakers ; this is Grecian work. " "Whoever the owner be , she dwells in the Happy Valley of Childhood , " chirped the counselor briskly. "How delicate the print inside ! How tender must be the foot which has pressed it so lightly , for it is not now : the stripir- * are frayed and lining faded. I wonder whose It is ! Let us try to imagine her. " "Why not lind her : ' A now idea. Go , " said the king , changing his rigid gummier , "take my signet , order heralds and swift ship/from the Delta to the Cataract. Proclaim that whoever brings the mate ot this shoe , and can wear them both , shall sit on the throne of llumcsc's and ba buried with mo in the Ued Pyramid. I shall kill my fifty-four Ab.\bsiiiinn queens and have only this one. I .swear it by the lotus-hud of mj scepter , and make oath by the Nameless Name it is death to utter. For 1 am Pharoah Neclio. " Then there was tumult throughout Egypt. East , west , north , south sped the runners , and swift camels carried the decree from the Red Sea far as tlio Mountain of the Moon. The courtiers said the king was t-o well pleased ho was seen to laugh , hut that was not be lieved. It could have been only a mys tic half-laugh such as the Sphinx wears ; for when was a Phnruoh known to laughV They thought , or would have thought had they dared , that ho was crazy , and trembled lost the owner of the slipper should not bo found. Who brought such news would have his skull .split by a blow of the golilon seopter , which was so heavily loaded , ono touch would slay the strongest. The death' stroke was on the back of the neck , swift and sure as lightning. It was at the closu of a day"of splendid ceremonial , and the king wore nis double crown. The chief of the guard advanced , pale as the dead , and fell he- fore the throne , his plumes sweeping the stops. Pharaoh roused as from sleep. "Sho is found , O king. Give thy slave leave to bring the laay of the san dal ? " "Go. Beware of another blunder ! " The captain Dackod out , and soon re turned. Slowly across the wide area marched the ulllcur. After him , with soundless stop , glided a young jfirl , slight in shape as u child , White linen , draped in clinging folds , showed her form of perfect mould , The robe , caught high on her shoulders , left her arms bare , and they \\cro as pure as pearl. Her hair , Iloating liKe spun gold , was hold by a fillet of scarlet cord , her only orna'niont , except a neck lace of lotus-lilies lying on her bosom. "What loveliness ! " exclaimed the prince , running to meet her. "She , too , wears the double crown youtli nnd beauty. The marble is slippery ; lot mo lead thee. " Her modest eye sought the winsome , eager face , and in silence fiho laid her hand in his strong clasp. Led before Pharoah , instead ot sinking on the pavement , she looked up at tlio tall , high-crowned figure with fearless giizu. Such eyes , blue as deep-sea water , had never before mot that glance unshrinking. "Tho sandal , " said ho , ninnvod at her boldness. It was brought. Her hare foot , shaped in exquisite curves , were scarcely larger than when n mother's hand hold thorn in her own , nnd each toe was separate and perfect as a sculptor's ideal modeled in wax. Ono dimpled foot , with skin line as white satin , easily slipped into the sandal. She drew the other from her sash , crossed the thongri on tlio arching instep , clasped the buckles of both ; then folding her hands across the dove-Ilka breast , she stood erect he- fore the dark awful form whoso voice inadu men gasp for breath nnd women faint with four. "What is thy name1" ; asked Pharaoh , graciously. " O . " "Rhodopo , king. ' Than art well named Ilosohloom ; and thy nation ? " "I am ot Ionia , and a slave. " "Tell mo what thou remoinberest of lhat barbarian region. " "Ualhor ask what I forgot. It is over near to me , " she answered , wistfully , in a tone like delicate muslo after thu hiirsh accents of Egypt , She continued , us ono talks in sloop , and the shining pyes grow dreamy : "I see isles rocked in a sapphire sea ; hills of violet and amber ; cool , green gardens of olives uiul clusterips vines ; altars of carven alabaster with fragrant llrs nnd gar lands. Each tree and rock and rill is the haunt of some kind nymph or lov ing god. I hoar boos humming through the wild thyme. In balmy eves the nightingale sings , nnd rushing brooks keep time with llutes and reeds ot the shepherds. No crabhing symbals and llshbkin drums are in my fur. sweet land. " "Havo you columns like unto mlno ? " asked Pharaoh , pointing to a tower built like a stairway up into the sky. Its wall was painted in vivid color. Qlunts with throats circled by uspsgaz ing with baleful eyes ; crocodiles , emikoB , crawling reptiles , hldeouu past tolling symbols of the brute grcntnp ? of Egypt. And running through nl was the imago of Pharaoh , grinding hi heel on the foreheads of kings , stain ] ) ing the breath out of tortured captives nnd dragging tlicnl , gnahod and man glcd , at Ins chariot wheels. "Wo have nothing like them. " sil replied , disgust and horror shadowing the gentle faco. "Those monsters mils' ' bo memories of a fever dream. " Pharaoh was stunned by her insolence "Ahem ! She doesn't notice mv per trait. What have you , then ? " ho sneered. "Wo have pictures of women made o love ; godllko men , with ivy and Inure circling their smooth brows ; crown1 won in victories where thcro is no blood. " This to him whoso chief joy was to miuch on the nocks of the vanquished to count piles of heads dripping will warm life-blood , and watch corpses go drifting down the river ! "Her time has como thought the old counsellor , mid ecnerod his face with his hands to shut out the fearful vision. Tlio prince sloped quickly to her side. Pharaoh curbed his wrath , nnd con- tincd : "Wouldst thou return to thy people ? " "A slave can have but ono wish. " Sparkling drops gathered tinder the veined cjelids and fell on the pave ment. "Do not cry , Rhodopo , " said the prince ; "thy tears fall on my heart. " " 1 would not grieve thee with my griefs , bright princo. Thy pity dries my tcnrs. " she said , softly. lie wiped her eyes with her hair , smoothed the ripplhig gold away from her neck , and patted her shoulder as one quiets a , baby. A pink Hush tinted her brow and faded as it canie , wliile she studied the make of her little shoorf. The lotus necklace trembled with tlio flutter of horbreasl.and fora time noth ing was heard save the splash of falling water and the scream of the cockatoo swinging in his hoop of roed. Itasa pretty bight ! Two blameless children , heedless of the tjranl who looked over their heads at the outline ot llio Libyan hills. Warm winds blowing across'the garden \\aftedastray ringlet against tlio prince's robe. Tlio youth bent low. lifted the bright wonder to his lips one moment , and then went back to his place , but not with his usual bounding step. The counselor's dim eyes filled , and the king felt defeated , lie know not why , nor know he how to answer tliu lofty look and appealing gesture ot his son. ' How long since thou left Tonin ? " ho inquired. Irving lo subdue his thunder ing speech. "I know not. My father was torn from mo. My six brothers , whom the gods iniulo good as they were beautiful , were to death. 'Iasdragged by my hair " "Those sunbriglit tre.sbcs , ' ' murmured the prince. "Was prisoned in a ship and sold ton noole lady of Nauoratis. " "What misery , father ; think of that adorable form bending under the dread ful water basket.1' "I was not sent to the field. " pursued tlhodope , with a grateful look ; "but it was a bitter change for one"u ho had never heard hnrshor sounds than the ishert. ' chorus answering their wives out nt sea. Iliad only to arrange the toilet of rliy nn.stress and &ing to her. ' ' "Lot mo hear one of thy native songs , my Kosoblootn , ' ' said Pharaoh. "How can I sing my country's songs in n strange land. O k'ing'J" Was over anything like unto it ? A slave refusing to bing for Pharaoh ! Why , all the women of Egypt would give llioir eyes for such a chance. But lUiodopo was wilful as she was inno cent. Tearless and qtiiot , she stood , neither willing nor disobedient , only eho might not sing. Never in his reign of forty years had the monarch such an experience. Heas rather amused , as lie had been who.i a child once climbed his chariot and pulled his sa cred board. The mother oxpeeted the Icnth blow for the outlaw , and instead , le took the boy in his arms and actualjy cissed him. There was a warm spot in : iis heart after all. "Knowest thou , rash girl , thou art in danger of death ? Tangles of yellow : iair and eyes like the shimmer of the sea will not protect thee. I never strike twice. " His hand sought the dread Bcopter. "Canst thou kill that ? " retorted the launtless maid , pointing to a moth sailing by an silky wing. Pharaah struck , missed his aim. and sparkles of tire followed his blow on the stono. The butterfly lluttored to the top of an acacia , and glowed like a little amp. He smothered his rage. "Kool ! " exclaimed ho grimly ; "thou mst no wings. " "My soul has'she answered ; "they ire folded until I bhnll rise by thorn to the dour company of my people , " And this to a king of a hundred kings ! only she refused I igbut boldly lelled him to hiH fno < . I or the first iine in his life he was pu//.lod. Tlio lose of the yl'jgoan wasa thornyprickly itlle thing ; but as for letting her go , 10 , no. Nor would ho beat fior brains out. as he was tempted. "She is a simpleton , " "nid ho in the angimgo sacred to royal y. "Sho is n priestess , " piped the coun sellor. "Sho is a delight , " sang the prince. "Dost thou know my power ? " loudly lonmndcd the despot , "Thousands of vomcn are this moment dying of loyo or mo. Half the grace f have shown bee would be to them un everhiHling glory. " "Thou hast said it , " replied Rhodopo , imply ; in no way moved , except lo ivort her face from his frown. "She is tired , my father , " said the M'inco , coaxingly. "Lot her sit on thy ootstool. Hero rest theo , Hose- naidcn. " "It does not bopomo mo to sit in royal n'osenue ; thankfafor thy courtesygentle irinco. " Monstrous , this ! King and prince both bnflled nnd confused by n slave vhoso life was no more than a bubble of oam broken on th6 waves of yesterday. "Ignorant ! " said Pharaohhaughtily , naking a hist effort to overawe the trango spirit. "Knowest thou why art brought to the lord of day- n-cnle , whom the sun salutes ns his H'othcr before ho rises ? " "I was told there is a prize waiting or her who could \vcar my sandals. " "First toll how ono was lost ? " "Wo were bathing in the river. After ho bath I hunted it in vain , and sup- > osod it was stolen. " "It was stolen byabird , Rhodopo. " "Tho king is plenbod to jest with his borvunt. " "No"broke in the prince ; an "eagle carried it oil and lot it fall in this very court. I was for throwing is in the lake " "Hush , dearest , " interrupted Pha raoh. "Wo must see if the Btraiigor is equal to her destiny. She IB well unusually dull. What Is thy wish ? Able , Rosoblooinl" She scanned tlio pictured reptiles on the walls , the writhing , twisted asp ; then the earnest eyes cumo back tq the colossal statue of the king , cre ated ns though to outlast the wear of centuries. 4'A slave knows but ono wish. " "Thine is granted. Though art free. Wilt though return to thy people ple ? " "My people have crossed the black flowing river , and uro In the Fields ' L AN UNDERWEAR SALE. To keep pace with our great overcoat sale , we will offer this I week some exceptional bargains in Furnishing goods. We shall have in every department some special drives , and call your at tention to the following bargains in Underwear. Natural Wool Shirls nnd Drawers , silk trimmed , nt Gee ; icgulnr value , $1 , Fine Ciislimi'ro Shirts and Drawer * : , in beautiful clivo sliuuV. nl $ t oaeli ; goods worth fully § 1.50. Very line qillc finished Halbrisignn Shirts nnd Drawers , full regular iniulo at f J.23 each , $ 2 H the low est price thi'so gocds enn be bought for elsewhere. AS A CLIMAX to this great Uncloi wear Sale , we will offer MOX DAY MOKNING ' 75 dozen genuine sanitary wool shirts and drawers , elegantly trimmed with silk braid , at 95o each ; we guarantee the regular price of these goods as $1.75 a piece. Our ( Hove Department is the busiest m town. We carry an im mense line from the lowest to the finest grades. Our gloves take up soace enough to make a little store by itself. We keep only re liable goods , and WARRANT EVERY PAIR G-LOVES WE SELL. By "WARRANT" we mean that we takeSevery pair back which rip or tearand replace them with a new pair or refund the money , The special drive ou the Glove Counter this week will be 23 doyen good Kid Gloves with genuine lamb skin lining , at f > 0e a pair. They can't be matched i or $1.00. IDS We will call your attention to our elegant HUP o Fnni isliinjGooils , which we are now showing for thtf holiday I rink' . Such a vimoly o excellent nnd hamlsonie goods have never been displayed before and woill guarantee to save you at lon&t50 ; per cent on all purchases made from our extensive stock. The system of selling every article at the lowest possible prices is the ruling principle of our business. Among the many articles which wo cam * and which would make useful presentsi for gentlemen , wo enumerate the following Elegant Silk Suspenders. Silk and Cashmere Mufflers in beautiful patterns and newest designs , Silk Umbrellas at all prices , Neckwear , in velvet , plush and silk , of choice designs and latest styles. All at extremely low prices. Plain Figures and One Price. r Corner I4th and Douglas Streets , Omaha. Blybian. My homo is ashes , my city is jut dual , her bow is broken. Not a liher'H net is spread on our coabt to day. " The haby moulh trembled. "Ask ; wore it half my kingdom , I give theo. A Miigulnr study , " said L'liaraoli , abide , to his counsellor. "I know not wliat to bay , " rejoined Rhodope , bashful and troubled. She changed eyes with the charming Prince. "Cliooso , " ho insisted , smiling - "Tho ' commands n-ightly , king's bon it. " She shook her head , and grew red nnd white by turns. "I have sworn by Isis and Osiris the ' wearer of the sand'alb shall sit on my Ihrono , and bo buried in the Ked Pyra- nid. Cheeps and Shofra alone are greater. " Ho proudly looked toward , hreo mighty wedge * cleaving the desert nir. "Armies ot slaves have .oiled on it day and night. My history s painted on the inner chamber. All s ready for our mummies to bo laid iwny in the darkncbs. " lib expected her to MVOOH with rnp- .uro , and kuccl at his feet and kiss them. Tlio counsellor phrilly piped , lot so low but that all could hear : "In the kingdom of love , youth is cing. ' ' "I will not lie scaled tight in the "ted Pyramid. A mountain of btone on ny breast , I could not bleep. Bound in Mintages and daubed with bitumen , I shouln bo a pribonor oven in death ! " The Mvcot voice , as a Dorian ( Into , carried a force which abashed the tyrant. "What is thy teaching ami supersti tion ? " ho inquired , with freezing cold- ICaS. "Lot mo rest in the land of my love , mdor the bontinel cypruss-trou , in n ilons.injt tomb , with a windov cut . ( trough so 1 can .see * the swallows when , lioy come back in the bpring. Or lot ny hody be purified by fire and gath ered into a hoi } urn when my bhado las passed tlio viewless gate. " "Useless to waste words on n silly firl without wit enough to love life or oar death. Only ono more question to end the matter : Kosomnidcn , what btiyest thou to sitting on my throne ? " She surveyed llio place princesses vould die to possess ono hour. "It is too high for mo , " fade said. Pharaoh gnnbhcd his teeth , foam gathered on his lips , and they whitened vita wrath fearful to behold. "Now , by nil the gods of Kgypt.1' ho ilssod , "tompt mo not , or it may bo verse for theo. " MIt cannot bo worse for the vrotchod exile. Know , mighty Icing , am of a noble line , the daughter of a chief. " Her voice rang trumpet clear , gaining strength as she continued : 'Ho and my brethren are in the Holds of fadeless asphodel , encamped with the leroes. They wear the shining armor of the immortals. Think you I fear to ollow ? Break this frail shell. It will jo a welcome touch which gives my pirit room to stretch its wings. Happy Lethe will wash away the memories of xmdngo and the scars of my chains. " She lilted her hands. On oauh wrict VUK a ridge where fetters hud cuton into ho tender flesh. * * * * * Pharaoh had fought many buttles ; his imt struggle with self was eoon over , she regarded him listlessly , as if she vould say , "What now , my master ? " The couiibollor wit with his hundb on lis knees staring straight on nothing , 'ho prince was gaily humming u btrcet nillnd. "Son"said Pharaoh , tenderly , "ono lay my power almighty will bo thine. " "One day , O father ; not now , " ho ilcndcd , kissing thu extended hand. 'Tho double crown tnuUcb her.-Iacho , and the scepter is heavy to bear. Lot no enjoy Hfo while It is May. " "Come nearer , pretty ono , " Pharaoh ontinuod with a smile which became uim bettor than his crown ; "tho regal cushion , barred with hlack , red and gold , has waited for theo hix months. i Thou habt bcenand rejected it. " "The seat ib too high for mo , " re peated Khodopp , with the stubborn hold of an unreasoning child. "Veb , thou art right. Many have fallen in the attempt to climb this throne , and thy tiny feet might slip , but no harm can live under the shadow of my copter. Como hither , my son , my darling. Here , on the lower htop , beside - side theo , I lay the barred cushion of tlio coming queen. " Her heart's color flashed into her llower-liko faco. "Tho blush-rose of the Egcan is mine , is mine , " sang the princo. "I gather her homo to my breast. " Rhodopo gave a glad cry , but stirred not. not."Wait.sit "Wait.sit still , my boy. Pair maiden , the beauty of the beautiful race is thine , and a courage which has conquered the world's conqueror. Thus I heal thy t'ay sears. " Pharaoh brought her slen der wrists together , spanned them in one grasp , and drew the milk-white arms over the prince's head. "Pass under the yoke , crown prince ol Egypt , captive of the heroic Greek. I set my royal seal on the bonds , and tlio banner over you is love. " Ho lightly kissed Rhodope's forehead , and pre&sed it with his signet ring. "I yield mo prisoner for life and death. " Tlio prince entwined her in his arms , drew her close , and , as ho leaned to the rosolcaf cheek , she whibpored : j "Thou art my father , my brethren , and my country. " _ 9 II'.M moiis Women. 11 is a significant fact that most of ttio woman who have achieved fame in art , literature , or "aftiiirs" have enjoyed vigorous health. This shows that the mind is never dupable of tlio bcvcro and continued application necessary to cre ative work , unless the body is at its best. The woman who u&pircb to fill an exbaltcd place among her associates , mubt bo free from nervous debility and female weaknesses , Dr. Pierco's Favor ite Prescription will banish these , and it is warranted to restore those func tional harmonies which are indibpensi- blo to health. As u specific for all these chronic weaknesses nnd ailments pecu liar to women , it ib uncqualcd. Something About Dakota. Minneapolis Tribune : yes , Dakota is largo enough to make a do/on or two nverago eastern slates nnd then have room to spare. Either half would muko lltty-cight Rhode Islands. The un touched school land of tlio territory would cover Delaware twice over , ft hub population and wealth enough for buvoral states , having eleven times as many people us the btato ot Nevada und In the recent election cubt nearly UH many republican volob for one delegate to congress as the state of Georgia cast for nine full fledged congressmen. Da kota is the home of inlolligoiice , ontor- nrisu , thrift and republicanism and hub fewer criminals in proportion to popu lation than any htato in the union , the ratio being ono in every iUOO ! , Iowa , Minnesota and Wisconsin following in tholrordor. No btuto Boulh ot the Ohio river has bo many newspaper ; ) , bunks and nubile huliools. It has room for the present population of the United States and not bo as crowded as Belgium , and has area to grow all the food crops ot the union , In 1887 it raisjil an average of "SO bushels of grain to each of iu > (100,000 ( people. 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Hud I tl.CO per lioy. nil rti nc lsni , nr by nuill from Do- cut ail ft' , Co llJWIiiloSt..N V. rnll DliiTiloni PFFRI F9 < v flYFS ARE THE BEST I LLnULOJ U I UO tJoiii ) MV l > uuuiii3Tti. _ _ Men around lively. Ono tune Hulford was assigned to report , n haii in . und on this occasion hu did a bit of orix'Iinil work that attracted HO.JIO ut'iMilion. ' Two or throe houivi before the fatal moment ho wu normittjd to have a talk witli the Piinduiiined man. Hero uro Homo of the things lie said to him. "My friund , huvo you any objection to help Hottlo a ncloiuillc questionV" " 1 dumin. " "Well , lot mo toll you. Tlioro hai been a < , ' ( > oil deal ot l.illc in thu nowspu- iicru lately us to whether u man who in hanged has any consciousness or fooling after tlio drop falls. Many | > ooihithinl ) ( his struggles uro purely involuntary ; that ho wholly lese consciousness and doosa't sulTor at nil. Now you , if you choose , can Buttlu thib question. " "How can I settle IlV" "Well , now look hero , " continued Halfonl. "H'pCHO after thn drop falls you Hlill huvo coiirfcioiiHiioba. If you will just keep wiggling the little linger of thu right hand Uiul will bu u signal to mo , I will know that you uro con- bclouH , and as ' long iw the linger kucps wiggling ru'bo sure you know what la going on. Will you do so ? " After n little noraulislon the mini con sented to try , iurlng the Bruno thnt. followed Hulford had no e > u * for any thing but that llttlo finger. And it never wiggled.