Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 02, 1889, Page 4, Image 4

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Tim bliielc baud or Samoa still hanga
like a threatening cloud on the horr/on
of our foreign relations.
WITH prohibition for a law , Omaha
nnd every city , town and hamlet in Ne
braska would support hundreds of sus
picious looking' ' 'drug stores. "
ANTI-TUUST legislation in not con
fined to Nebraska. Legislatures ol
many states , as well as congress , are
wrestling with the problem.
TIIK incorporation of a number of
now building and loan associations in
Omaha recently , augurs well for activity
in the building line when the season
THKHK have botfn a great many two-
headed freaks before the country , but
it ia a question if any of them can equal
the double-headed high license and
prohibition what-is-it at Lincoln.
TIIIJ inventive genius of the west
shows well in the report of the commis
sioner of patents , just sent to congress.
Nebraska's record of one hundred and
thirty-seven patents last year is one to
bo proud of.
COUNTY treasurers will look to it
sharply that their debits and credits
balance. The house passed the bill for
the examination of the books and rec
ords of all county treasurers , and the
senate will doubtless concur in the
KY-winsTLK editors , whoso back
bones are bolstered by railroad patron
age , cannot get it througli their pates
that the attorney general has a perfect
right to employ a stenographer without
breaking all the commandments and
violating the state constitution.
TIIR recent successful tests of the
Zalinsid dynamite gun remove all
doubt regarding the practicability of
that formidable weapon , and this coun
try may now safely boast of having the
most destructive gun in the world. It
is reasonably believed that with our
seaports supplied with this weapon no
other defense will bo necessary.
THK legislators of Kansas fcoetn de
termined to lot the \vorld know that
they are alive. A little while ago
they startled eastern farm mortgage
holders by proposing legislation that
had a flavor of repudiation about itand
now they call upon congress to enact
stern measures for the south. They
may bo expected to tackle the Samoan
ibsue noxt.
Tim temper of congress appears to bo
growing warmer with the con torn pint ion
of Germany's conduct in Samoaand the
spirit of jingoism is beginning to mani
fest itself quite generally. Fierce talk ,
however , will have . very little ollect
upon Bismarck , and whllo ho serenely
views our indignation the Gorman ofll-
ciuls in Samoa Hoop right along at their
taslc of extending Gorman domination
in the islaudb.
Tin : conviction of two Iowa bankers
for receiving deposits after they wora
insolvent will undoubtedly have a salu
tary effect upon wild-cat bunk ing in
that Blnto. It is the first case in Iowa
tried under the now banking law , and
it is gratifying to the people as well as
to depositors tnat the measure affords
them ample protection. The sooner
Nebraska adopts similar laws the bettor
it will bo for legitimate banking and
the bust interests of the stuto.
HKUKAVTKU the conotltuent whoso
heart was annually gladdened with a
paokago of pumpkin faood or cabbage
loaves which bore the frank of the sen
ator ot his stuto or the congressman of
his district will no longer be the recipi
ent of such favors. And well may It bo
so. The practice of Bending seeds
through the malls by senators and ron-
rcsontutivos has long ngo degenerated
into a farce. It Is now proposed that
the commissioner o ( agriculture shall
supply those seeds dlvoctly to the
several agricultural experimental sta
tions for distribution , and it is to bo
hoped that this arrangement will bo a
decided improvement. The /armors of
the country want the seeds much more
than the lawyers and storekeepers
who seemed by a strange fatality to
have had n monopoly of those favors
under the former syatom.
The national shipping Icajjuo ! a In
sosdlon at Washington , and will renew
Us recommendation in favor of federal
appropriations for the encouragement
of shipping by means of subsidies and
bounties , The league Is hopo'ul of securing -
curing aid from the incoming adminis
tration , basing its expectation on the
plunk In the national platform which
recommended prompt action by con
gress in the enactment of such legisla
tion ns will best secure the rehabilita
tion of the American merchant mnrlno ,
It is not easy tojsap , however , what en
couragement this givoHtotho shipping
league , whose only policy for rcstorinf
the merchant marine is by grantitif
liberal subsidies from the public treas
ury. Everybody cnn approve the plat
form recommendation that sometliiiiR
be done , but it does not suggest ot
imply that I hat something shall bo the
granting of bounties to shipbuilders.
Nor is there any reason to suppose that
General Harrison is favorable to such n
policy , though he may desire as strongly
as any member of the league that the
merchant marine should be rehabili
It Is altogether probable that the
shipping league will continue to ex
perience disappointment in its ef
forts to load upon the na
tional treasury a huge subsidy system
the limit of which it would be almost
impossible lo fix , There is not the least
likelihood that a scheme of this charac
ter will faro any better in a congress
under republican control than it baa
done in the congresses of which each
party has had the control of ono branch ,
\Vo do not recall any instance in which
the republican senate has shoun a disposition -
position to favor ship subsidies , but on
the contrary it has shown opposition lo
such legislation , and we see no
reason tu suppose that the senate
of the next congress will take
a different view of the matter , and un
less it is favored by a republican senate
the scheme will have very little chance
with a republican house. Regarding
thcnucstion simply from a , party point
of view , no greater inUtako could bo
made by the next congress than to vote
ship subsidies.
The idea that the merchant marine
can bo rehabilitated by a system ol
bounties is fallacious , the experience ol
other countries with subsidy .schemes
having exposed their impracticability.
Shipping cannot bo made profit-
alilo by any such expedient ,
and a bounty policy would simply
rob the whole people in the interest ol
a few , with the certainty that the re
sult would bo unsatisfactory. The ship
ping league is a very respectable organ-
i/.ation , but it is engaged in a hopeless
task. Popular sentiment is against it ,
and. is very certain to continue so.
mscnra ro us POLITICIANS.
The controversy that has boon going
on in a Washington newspaper between
Senator Chandler , of Now Iliunpshiro ,
and Representative Gates , of Alabama ,
regarding the race question in the
bouth , canhot possibly do any good , but
may have a mischievous result. Neither
of these gentlemen is qualified to dis
cuss this question dispassionately and
without prejudice. Both represent ex
treme views , pud each is disposed to go
to the Inrthost limit in demanding that
his views bo made olloctivo. Mr. Gates
speaks for the great majority .of the
southern people when ho urges that the
negroes in the south should bo disfran
chised. Ho ought to know that no
such thing will over bo done , but so in
tense is his hatred of the negro as a po
litical equal that ho will persist in
lighting against an unalterable condi
tion , instead of endeavoring to use it to
the best advantage. Could southern
politicians like Mr. Dates lay aside
their prejudice long enough to see that
their true policy is to make
friends of the negroes politically
the problem that troubles them
so sorely would speedily bo solved.
But this they will not do. It would be
a concession , rather than make which
the southern politicians will continue
to deprive the negro of his rights as a
citizen , and thereby violate the consti
tution and laws. Time may change
this situation , but it will bo after tlio
politicians who now dominate the south
have passed away.
On the other hand , the extreme views
entertained by Mr. Chandler as to what
the government should do to correct
political injustice in the south uro
not so largely hold by the pcoplo
of the north as is commonly be
lieved by the people of the south. All
republicans unquestionably fool that
the government may legitimately pro
vide for a free ballot in the election of
representatives , but the number is very
few who would support a policy of re
tributive legislation. General Harri
son has mndo tolerably plain his vie ws
in this matter , and they indicate that
the policy ho will advise will bo con
servative , lie will use whatever au
thority he has or may bo given , and all
the intluonco ho caji properly employ ,
to secure justice for the suppressed vote
of the south , but ho will not advise or
attempt any policy to humiliate or ex
asperate the southern people , as Mr.
Chnndlor would very likely do had ho
the opportunity. The Now Hampshire
senator assumed moro than ho has the
riglit to when ho implies that the next
administration will have a retributive
policy for the south.
The talk of both these congressmen is
mischievous In Its tendency. It feeds
sectional fueling both north and south ,
aud if it have any result for the negroes
it Is almost certain to bo harmful. The
controversy should cease.
TIIK omission of the appropriation for
the year of ono hundred thousand dollars
lars for developing the sorghum cano , in
the report of the house committee of
congress la a tacit admission that the
experiments heretofore made have boon
unsuiiafui'tory. Kansas has boon a
favorite field for such investigations ,
but after a fair trial it must be conceded
that sugar making- from cane U not ono
of the paying Industries of that state.
The government has finally awakened
to the fact and has decided to spend no
moro money in trying to force from
nature what she is reluctant to yield.
Whllo this may be a disappointment to
Kanwsund other states which cherished
the hope that they would some day be
able to develop p great agricultural in
dustry , it is bettor that the delusion bo
given up once for all. The industries
for which Kansas nnd Nebraska are
most admirably adapted are corn am' '
cattle raising. It is to the best interests
of these stales to bond their energies it
this direction than to waste thorn ii
schemes which are as impractical as the
attempt to extract stimboams out o
has juat dedicated n
now crematory for tlio disposal of garb-
ago. A test before the council committee -
mittoo and board of health was made n
few days ago , when ono hundred and
llfty tons of refuse wore satisfactorily
disposed of. The 'cost to the city for
tlio maintenance of the cromitory after
the erection of the building is compar
atively cheaper than the old dump
ing methods , and far moro satisfactory.
In coiisoqumu'D , the people ot Minne
apolis arc congratulating themselves
that the troublesome problem of the
disposal of tlio city's garbage is sottlci
once for all , and that the health ntu
cleanliness of the community are de
cidedly improved. The dhpasal of the
garbage of our city is a question which
the council should no longer neglect.
There is an ordinance now in the hands
of. a. committee of the council to take
such stops as are nuecpsary to improve
our present unsatisfactory system
Action on the ordinance should not be
delayed. If taken In hand at once , i
crematory suitable for tlio city's press
ing needs can bo made ready for service
before the summer months.
CAN the prohibitionists of Nebraska
deliberately shut their eyes to the dam
aging testimony to their cause whlcl
comes from every city and town in
Iowa ? Can they , in the face of those
facts , claim that the liquor trallle has
been stamped out in that state and the
morality of the people raised toahighoi
standard ? On the contrary , the ovi-
de-lice which is piling in upon them cor
roborates the public judgment as to the
condition of morals in a prohibitory
state. A prohibitory law which stimu
lates stealth and hypocrisy , and which
familiarizes communities with law
breaking under the support ot public
sentiment that such a violation implies
no moral wrong , is dangerous for the
well being of any state.
TUB house has passed the Oklahoma
bill , and there is now a fair prospect
that this legislation will bo completed
by the present congress. The bill ro-
portcd from the committee on terri
tories received numerous amendments ,
and the measure passed is in essential
and important respects very dillcront
from the original bill. This is particu
larly so in the provision made for secur
ing the Indians in their rights. Other
amendments are likely to bo made by
the senate , but the belief is that that
body will promptly not upon the
measure. When tno bill becomes law
it will open to settlement a largo region
of some of the very best land in the
country , and the promise is that it will
bo rapidly taken up.
CONOUKSS on the whole has boon fa
vorable to the schema of reclaiming the
arid lands of Wyoming and Colorado
with a system of irrigation by reser
voirs and canals. The appropriation
for the purpose in the sundry civil bill
has been increased to two hundred and
llfty thousand dollars. This sum will
bo used for making topographical
surveys and the selection of sites
for storage reservoirs. If this sys
tem be at all practical , it will reclaim
millions of acres for agricultural uses ;
nnd as the enterprise is on so stupendous
deus n scale , it is impossible for privateer
or state interests to undertake the work
without government aid.
TIIK principle on which the Omaha
Herald has boon edited of late is that
the function of a party organ is to abuse
and villify every publicoflicer of the op
posite party. This is the pnly theory
on which wo can explain the utterly un
called-for malignant abuse of Governor
Thayor. There may possibly bo a per
sonal grievance that inspires these
venomous assaults , and the person ag
grieved may bo a member of the legis
lature , who is about to vacate a seat to
> vhich ho was not elected. If this bo
true , it would bo much moro manly for
the disgruntled individual to make his
attacks on the governor over his own
Mil. ISAAC S. IIASCAMJ still keeps up
his bushwhacking war against the Fur-
nam street location of the city hall.
Hascall is evidently trying to got oven
with the people who refused to endorse
him at the November election. It re
mains to bo seen whether the citizens
of Omaha will enlist to avenge ITascall's
political Waterloo against their own
interests and the general welfare of the
UNDKU high license Omaha has less
than two hundred and fifty saloons , which
bring in an annual revenue of a quar
ter of a million. Under prohibition
our city would bo Jillod with twice or
thrice that number of joints and dram
shops , which would flaunt their colors
In the face of law and decency , without
contributing one dollar to the support
of the city.
Tlioso happy Americans who visited the
[ Trench exhibition in 187S will bo surprised
to lonrn that tlio coming one will cover a far
creator area , for it will Include not only the
Champs do Mars and the Trocadcro , but the
whole swoop of tlio Esplanade ) dai Invulidos ,
so well known to visitors to the tomb of Na
poleon Honnparto , Of course thu EIITol
; ewer will be the grand novelty , but near It
will bo ono which will be deeply interesting
to all who live on this continent. It will be
a panorama showing Mexico and Peru as
they were when the Spanish conquerors ar
rived. There will bo u special attraction In
the representation of the great building
which has recently boon unearthed In Pnloa-
quo in the province of Yucatan , which has
been photographed for this panorama and is
said to bo older and more peculiar than any
of the structures represented la Lord
ClngvborouKh's oxhauslve Avork on
ancient Mexico , There will bo a
circular railway of open cars | us ( as
hero was In 167S , which will run every two
nlnutcs from U a. m. until midnight. There
vlll bo a great restaurant of all nations ,
whoi-o the specialties of every country will
bo provided , and wlicro olnnt chowder and
pumpkin pie will bo mode , not only by
French or Italian cooks , but by fair Hos-
tonlnns imported for the occasion. For the
Invalid , and tor tlio luxurious idler , thcro
will bo a service of bnth clmlr , propelled
not by a nuvu pushing behind , but by an
Kftyptiati donkey drawing in front , nnd onch
butli chair will bo In the charge of a Parisian
gntnln dressed Ifko a rci\l Cnirocn. In spite
of Houhineor Intrigues , and financial bronVrrs
the Parisians tire now giving their whole
minds to tholuipchillti ) ; carnival of nations ,
nnd the poncriil sentiment is "the exposition1
now ; war next your. "
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The United ijtatos steamship Osslpeo hns
reached Colon , to bo on hand to protect
American property in the very prob iblo con
tingency of an outbreak among the working
force , whoso pay has been reduced provl
sloiMlly. Hut there ouijht to bo more than
ono United Stntes Avar ship thcro , when ono
considers tlio enormous Interests which
Americans have. The English have n steam
corvette , the Lily , mounting eighteen
guns , and the French have a ho.ivy armored
cruiser of the first class , La Pologne. So that
In all probability there will bo a sunlcient
force to keep down the criminal element
Unit has gathered thcro.and that has already
begun to show Its hand by robbing stores In
open daylight with threats nnd nourishes
of revolvers. Moanwhllo thft ull-lniportnnt
question Is as to the possibility ot reorganizing -
organizing the company by an Immense
issue of now stock , which is practically the
plan at present under consideration , The
public : bus been Invited to subscribe for
1X1,001) ) now shares at 500 francs the share ,
one-quarter to be deposited with the applica
tion , another quarter n week after the re
ceipt of the allotment , and the remainder ono
mouth after that payment. Hut though the
ttanquo Pnrisionno has agreed to iissunio the
whole cost of reorganization , yo ( , the success
of the suhemo depends upon thu number of
shares of the old company that can bo got to
accept it. It Is absolutely necessary that
more than ; tOOl > 00 shares ahull vote in the
nlllrmatlvc , mid as the polling Is restricted
to two days nt the end of the present month
it is tHfilcult to sco how the requisite number
of proxies can bu obtained , lor the stock is
hold broadcast nil over France , and is not In
u few hands , the capitalists having disposed
of theirs long ago.
At the music halls of London , nnd nt the
minor theaters , particularly along the
Strand , every unfriendly sentence about the
Germans , and these are far from rare , is
greeted with immense applause. The secret
of this is that there are thousands of German
clerks in London who are distinguished by
their sobriety , economy , Hdolity and com
mand of foreign languages. They compare
most favorably with the native born Eng
lishman of London , who has not the sterling
virtues of Ills countrymen , but Is given over
to low snorts nnd pleasures , nnd is in a word
the being caricatured by Punch as 'Arry. '
This much must be said for 'Arry , that
ho Is the creature of unfavor
able conditions acting on natural
instincts of a low order. He has
no hope of nny other life than one of
drudgery , or of any other wages than those
of a drudge , but Instead of making the best
of it ns a German noes , and consoling him
self by a homo made sweet by , a loving wife
and by some talent , music or drawing , or etch
ing. 'Arry squanders what ho has in beer , nnd
aims ut obtaining a fortune by betting on
horse races. Therefore the bookmaker has
arisen to take the cash which Arry ob
tains at hard work , and the races are seen
with considerable regard for the wishes of
bookmakers , and none for the bets of Arry
and his liko. There can bo no doubt that
among those German clerks there are not n
few men of superior ability who make most
valuable reports tq the Gorman government
of things in England , rendering Just such
services to the fatherland ns the Azteo Guild
of merchants rendered to the conquering
Mexicans in Central America before the ar
rival of the Spaniards.
There is a region in Venezuela , which Is
south of the great Orinoco river , nnd con
sequently close to that part of Guiana , '
which the English without the least Justice
have claimed as tneirown. Until the Eng
lish set up thcnr most preposterous claim
the circulating medium of this part of Vono-
zucla has been gold dust in quills . Hut re
cently the unfortunate inhabitants have been
debarred from obtaining their usual currency
by English invaders , and have been put to
the greatest straits for money. In this
emergency they had recourse to the ancient
practices , and cocoa-nuts became legal
tender , if delivered on the sea coast. This ,
however , had Its drawbacks , for It was
soon apparent that the young of both sexes
who were able to climb trees "wore
doing a thriving business , and were sporting
gaily colored handkerchiefs and glass Jew
elry without any adequate reason for the
same. Also the old and middlo-agcd owners
of cocoanut currency groves became pam-
fully aware that their hung up specie was
being appropriated feloniously in the silent
watches of the night , anil that they hud no
recourse. Under these untoward circum
stances a meeting was held of the notables
of the district , nnd after duo deliberation the
alcalde issued a proclamation calculated to
straighten out matters. It stated that us the
use of cocoanuts for money had been found
by experience to lead to serious complications
with the commandment against stealing , on
and after that present date such use was
abolished , and all traders receiving It us such
would bo Hogged con pimento , aud expelled
the country. Finance is a serious question In
every land.
* *
Prince Alexander of Hattenburg , J the
exiled ox-king of Bulgnria , and the hero of
Slivinitza , Is visiting the court of Vienna ,
and has been received with the utmost dis
tinction by both the emperor nnd the people.
It is whispered that ho is to enter the Aus
trian army , only as a blind , however , and
Unit if there should bo a movement in Bui
garia for his restoration ho will have the
backing from Austria. This means consid
erable. It appears that Ferdinand of Hohcn
zollern , who Is the present Bulgarian poten
tate , has been very completely taken In nnd
done for by his astute people , and that Kus-
slan diplomacy has boon un amused specta
tor of the whole fame , if not a side partner
In the prollts. The Bulgarians received
him with apparent coldness , but ho
was rich , and not averse to buy
ing fashionable opinions , nnd ho
went In for popularity with the golden
key of which Philip , of Alacedon , hnd so high
an opinion. But Philip , -Macedonian ,
took excellent care to get what lie bought ,
mid to buy oulv what could bo delivered , nnd
Ferdinand , of Bulgaria , was not BO wiso.
Ho lavished his Harms with a free hand , and
so long as the stream was ( lowing the organs
of public opinion proclaimed that thorn was
moro in Ferdinand than had been supposed
nnd that ho preserved all the essential qual
ities of n good and great ruler. . When the
prince came to the conclusion that he had
spent enough money , and that ho had gained
the hearts of the i Bulgarians , an intrlyue
was immediately stated by the synod of
IjUhops of the Greek church who clamored ,
and are clamoring for his abdication on the
, round that his Jesuit priest are trying to
irosolyto the Bulgarians. This kind of ap-
> t'al to the Kubslan co-religionist admits of
jut ono answer , and It will come In the
.winkling of a lamb's lull. Meanwhile the
bravo prince of Montenegro Is out with an
appeal for a federation of the Balkan Sla
vonic states under the protection of Hussis ,
and as between Austrian sympathy and Rus
sian protection the Balkan Htute.s are liable
to bo pulled to pieces.
Tlio City Hull.
The Omaha JItraM , March 15 , 1SW.
"Tho decision of Judge Doanoprinted
n full in the local columns this morn-
tig , is juat what the Herald had pre-
lictod , and what all intelligent citizens
vho had given the matter any thought ,
desired , It is a blow to the tricksters
of the council , and adollnite ruling that
ho people are greater than their sor-
nnts. The judge decides that the situ
sf the city hall cannot bo isluitiged ; that
he Decent foundation cannot be de
stroyed , and that the Meyers plnn can
not bo abrogated without the consent o
the voters of tlio city expressed at ni
election. Neither can tlio council tnkt
stops to build a city hall elsewhere. Tin
decision is a triumph for honesty. I
should shame into becoming inutenos
the aldormantc boasters who have boot
defying the will of the people they wen
selected to represent.
"In all probability the building o
the city hall will now go forward with
out unnecessary delay. The docisioi
ends all urncticnt controversy. A dis
contented few will grumble , but tit
election will hardly bo called to settle i
point already settled once at the polls
Particularly is tills true since no nov
conditions have arisen. If the chose i
site was ever good it Is good now. A :
to the Moyora plans , thuro is less fool
ing. Any plans providing for a suilabli
structure at n reasonable cost would IK
acceptable. However , no other plan !
could well do this , innsmuch as th <
foundation is nearly complete nnd t
change would catibo tlio oxpentiituro o
extra thousands.
Mr. Hascall , and those for whom IK
wrote and talked HO glibly , may nov
subside. They have been crushed
Popular condemnation they rei-oivot
long ago. To this has been added jti
tlicinl censure. Mr. Hnsi'iill has the cf
frontry to assort that ho never content
plated doing nnvthing which tlte ill1
junctions forbids him doing. Ho know :
this statement to bo untrue , or ho is extremely
tromoly forgetful. No one believes Mr
IlnsiNill is forgetful. In his numerous
public allusions to the subject ho ha1
openly declared that the council had t
right to dispose of the oily hull ns it saw
lit ; to build it or not build it ; tu Iliul an
other site ; erect moro than one struc
turo. In fact , ho has assumed the
council , within the limits of Omaha , Ube
bo supreme , and ho has , as the solf-ap'
pointed mouthpiece of that body , in
dulged in much unseemly and indis
creet Ireodom of speech. Now ho denies
having done this. His denial will counl
for nothing. Mr. Hnscall is probablj
learning that silcuco is golden with the
gold at u premium. To expose dolinitelj
the hypocrisy of his unblushing back
down may be cited an instance :
.ludgo Doano says the council htw IK
right to abrogate the plans of Mr ,
Myers. The council evidently held t
different opinion. With duo solomnitj
it has already gone through the form o
doing the very thing specifically for
A Kansas Cynic.
Atehltan fltobe ,
It is not good for man to be alone ; it i :
Cni > turol tin : llnkery ,
AVnw I'ork 3itittn > Journal.
Boulanger , the baker , took not only th (
cake , but the whole bakery.
Two M n of Di-Htiny.
Chtcagn Intcr-Owui.
The man on horseback Uoulanger. The
man soon to bo on foot Grover Cleveland.
The AVorst Feature of It.
/Jinfon Globe.
The most disastrous effect of Boulangor's
.ovewhelming victory will bo the revival of
Boulnngcr's march.
The buiciilal Al.iuin.
AVio I'ork HrraM.
That "Beautiful Snow" poet has again
started on a rampage , nnd yet the Boston
Advcrtizcr wonderingly murmurs , "What is
the secret of the suicidal impulse 1"
Everybody Itiscs.
Chicago Xcit'i.
Does nny Iowa gentleman was to Join the
immortals in the United States senate ) Eh )
Oh , sit down , sit down : this isn't n roll call
of the republican party in hawkoydotn.
Art In Now York.
Kcio I'orlc H'orW.
"The Flight of Might" was the name of the
oil painting which once decorated the ceiling
of the assembly chamber nt Albany. The
celling is now celebrated for the mysterious
flight of $75,000.
The 1'luco ForSnckvillo.
CMmao Mail.
It is proposed to send Lord Sackvillo as
British ambassador to Constantinople. Good
ideal Ho may bo bow-stringed ana tossed
into the Bosporus if ho makes a bad break
there. Tho'chanco is worth playing.
No Objection tu This Trust.
Chicago Herald.
The man in Indiana who Is running a
skunk farm is said to bo moro than gratified
with the success of his venture. It is un
doubtedly a business that has its advant
ages. The skunk farmer may fear no great
number of competitors , and if ho should cor
ner the skunk market ho would not be de
nounced as a soulless and grinding monopo
Only a
KilUnr Sullivan ,
There nro a lot of weak sneaks who follow
mo around and watch mo like cats when I
cat , drink , sleep , walk , talk , snooze , wink ,
sit , stand , run , Jump , ride , write , read , play ,
joke , or do any mortal thing. If I was not n
strong man they would certainly turn my
head by making mo think f am the greatest
man that ever lived. I know and feel that I
can whip any man living In a fair , square
light , but I nm not a great orator , nrtlst
nctor , doctor or lawyer I urn Just what I
claim to bo nnd nothing else.
Ncbraaku Jottincs.
Ulysses wants a harness shop ,
The Seward band is to give a masquerade
ball on the evening of St. Valentino's day.
A revival is In progress in the Baptist and
Congregational churches at Weeping Water.
Iowa dealers are shipping largo quantities
if wood into 1'lattsmouth by means of u Hat-
Some of the leading business men of
Schuvlor contemplate a trip to Europe next
The Nebraska City Hospital association
, vill hold its annual meeting next Tuesday
jnd elect ofllcers.
The Custcr County Agricultural Society
md Live Stock exchange have purchased the
'air ground which they have had leased horo-
Hngorman , tlio incendiary horse thief , Is
tick In Jail at Schuyler , caused by too much
ixposuru during his recent exciting escape
md capture.
The Stacy Grand Army post at Friend la
o hold a three days' fair beginning next
L'hursday , for the purpose of raising money
o build a hall.
John Holmes , the Strang lad who was
iltten by a mad dog lust summer. Is showing
igns of hydrophobia , notwithstanding his
reattnent with a mud ulnne.
Kev. Mr. Jacobs , the evangelist who ro-
ently conducted u revival at Tuknmah , is
irokon down in health , and his physicians
lave ordered him to give up his labors in the
ninlstry ,
lames lieod , who operated n brlak yard ut
Ilysscs twenty years ago , Is about to opdii
nether yard there. Ho stakes his roputn-
Inn on the fact that bricks ho burned twenty
oars ago are ns sound and nicousoutho
ay they were manufactured ,
Wyoming null Colorado.
A high-toned foinalo kleptomaniac has been
Iscovarcd at Cho.venne.
The first tiling that Htriuos a visitor to Dun-
or is the peculiar aroma of chloride of luno
lint hovers about the hotels.
There Is a plan Incubating to organize n
aso ball league , composed of the towns of
heyenilo , Laramlo , ureoloy and Fort Coi
Joseph Davidson , the Laratnlo cigar-
mkor , has skipped , leaving numoivus cred-
ors to mourn. Ills last crooked work was
to sell n quantity ot clgnrs to two dlfferct
men ,
A postofllco has been established nt Dallns
a settlement near the Slitishono oil busln
nbout ten miles south of Lutuler , Fremon
It Is quite pralmbla that the oulelals of th
Elk Mountain railroad will deckle to heel
active operations as noon us un order fret
the court cnn be obtained ,
Mrs. Jennie Berry , who hns Itcenifor twi
.venrs in the Wyoming penitentiary for boini
nn accessory to the murder of her husbami
has been pardoned by Acting Govorno
The Hyde ( Col. ) Topics says that when i
brnkcmitn on tlio H. &M. calls out the statin
of Hyde the passengers all got down nn
crawl under the seats. 'Thoro Is someUitti ,
In anamonftornll.
The Buffalo Budget says that the poopl
of Nntrona county , to be , are already nt wor
on the petition necessary to perfeet a count ,
organization , nnd hope to have a county o
their own before Apt 11 1 next.
The hind of the Fort McICIiutoy inllitar ,
reservation , which the government has 01
dcrcd sola Is veiy valuable. Immediately nil
joining the city of Buffalo on the west , muel
of the tract is already occupied.
Some of the settlers on llock creek , nen
thi < town of Hurdette , Colo. , have til road ;
taken the Initiatory steps toward the bulhl
ing of reservoirs , without waiting for nn ,
appropriation from the government.
Nellie Oilman , supposed to be from Cnnoi
City , was taken to Pueblo by two strangi
ini'ii , who uskod ( ulmlsxion for her Into tin
ladles' benevolent home , and bulng rcfusei
they took her to the Farrlsh hotel. They en
gngeil a room , forced her to drink soda wate :
containing poison , mid then hurriedly left
mid have not been seen since. The girl wa-
soon delirious , and died In a hospital withoir
giving n coherent account of the ulTair.
The City Hull Should Ite Imcntcd tc
Accommodate tlio ( Jnvitost Nuniticr.
F. H. Turner & Jay Certainly the pronci
place for the city hall is in proximity to the
county building , ns our citizens frequently
have business with city and county oflloiah
at the same time. Wo need all the opet
snunrus obtainable , and Omaha will regret
It in the future If the only block of open
space in the city is built upon.
F. Stoubeiulorff , of A. Frick & Co. II
will surely bo moro convenient for our cltl
7cns to have the city and county building ?
near together. The custom house nnd post-
ollico will have to bu located oust of SIX'
teenth street , and it would seem to bo the
wisest plan to use the foundations already
set and locate the city hull as originally in
Arthur M. I'into , of Sopor , Wells & Co.
It seems to me that the city hall is well
enough wlicro it is. Wo want Jefferson
square improved and laid out with plants
and evergreens nnd rotainrd as un open pub
lic square.
L. Kirscht , of fj. Klrscht & Co. The place
for the city hall would seem to bo where the
foundations have been already laid , on Fur-
mxm street. People having business with the
city ofllclals usually have business with the
county ollloors nnd the two sots of oftlcos
should bo as near together ns possible , that is
If the convenience of a majority of the citi
zens and taxpayers is to bo consulted.
Mr. Thomas E. Burnett , of the Hoblnsnn
Notion Company. It would seem that the
city hall should stay whore it is and I will
vote to keep it , there. Wo want Jefferson
square Improved with shrubs and trees and
the urass cared for. Omaha has too few
parks or squares to spare any.
iMr. Meogan , of Aloegnn ft Harding Sev
en eighths of the business of Omaha is done
south of Capitol avenue , then , why should
the city hall bo located north of the business
district when foundations are nhcnd.v pre
pared in n suitable place. It should KUJ
where it is.
A. T. Austin of the American Horse Shoo
Company Uudoubtedlv the city liall should
remain where it is nnd most of the business
men with whom I have talked on the subject ,
hre of the same opinion. Wo need Jefferson
square for lungs.
W. 1C. Harding , of Mocgnn & Harding.
The city hall should bo located where it is ,
though it would bo better if it were not so
much up hill. If moved to Jefferson square
the city and county buildings will then ho in
widely separated localities , and much annoy
ance will bo thereby caused to citizens hav
ing business wi'li both.
B. F. Kilpatrick. of the fvilpatrick-ICoch
Dry Goods company I have not thought
much of the matter , but common-sonsa
would seem to dictate Hint the city hall
should bo erected on the foundations already
in , nnd Jefferson square improved as a park.
W. S. Vineyard , of Vineyard & Schneider
The city hall should bo built on the foun
dations already In. It will bo more conven
ient for the citizens to have the city and
county buildings adjoining. The United
States building should bo erected below
Fifteenth street , so that it will not bo neces
sary to climb a hill to reach the postofflce.
B. F. Troxell , of Troxoll & Williams The
county building is on a hill and it is a tiresome -
some Job to reach it , nnd certainly the city
hall should not bo nut out of the way also.
But it woula bo better on the hill than in
Jefferson square , which wo need for breathIng -
Ing space.
H. Erlich , of Erlich & Lonstadtor , whole
sale cigars 1 think the city hall should be
located on Farnam street nnd Jefferson
square retained for a park. Wo need ono
breathing spot at least.
How the City Hall Quarrel is Charac
terized liy ( l IHIiHiniirlnn.
How the city hall squabble is affective
prospective investors in Omaha properly , is
forcibly and pointedly set forth in n letter
from Hon. S. G. Brook , the mayor of Macon
Mo. , to M. A. Upton. Mr. Brock and his
associates , John Scovorn , cashier of the First
National bank and Major Glaze have in ,
vested in Omahii realty , nnd speak witli
authority. The letter , which contains a
number of pertinent suggestions , is given in
full :
MACON , Mo. , Jan. 1. M. A. Upton , Esq.
My Dear Sir : It seems to bothe , general
imprcssiou in business and financial circles
that there will bo an abundance of money
that will seeic investment , and this will
bo in the west. Ag ln , the Impression is
that this surplus , which is accumulating in
the banks , will seek investments in real es
tate and good substantial buildings , because
there really seems to be nothing elite that will
give fair returns. Now do you know that the
eyes of capitalists and others who have
these savings nnd accumulations arc turned
towards thu Missouri valley , and they nro
closely consulting the maps ut all points
from St. Louis to Bismarck.
I leant those facts whllo in conversation
with prominent moneyed men and loan agen
cies while at St. Louis , and from letters re
ceived from eastern cities , tlcucc , Itoccura
to Is the time for Omaha and Omalm
citizens to make n bold movement to the
Iront. For the public-spirited men of tlio
city to assort thomsolves. Did it over ocrur
to you ? I presume it has , that while Nebras
ka Is u state of jrroat agricultural resources
and a good , vigorous climate , that natural
resources will not build up a state ; n health
ful climatu will not bring prosperity. It
lakes vigoious , active , publlo-spirucd men to
build up communities and make them pros
perous. Such men , when thovpull toirother ,
ivill nmko a Chicago , a Kansas City , a
Minneapolis St. Paul , or u Duluth , oven
undtir great disadvantages.
Other towns or cities with ns great or
greater natural advantages , languish and
Inuily are left away in the rear of develop-
nent and progi-usi. Their resorccs of furtilo
> oil. situation , climate , etc. , have boon of no
ivall , and because their citizens have lacked
mbliu spirit , enterprise and push , the tide of
irosporil.v has swept by thum , It does oern
mo and to others who lira frequent visitors
it Omaha that all natural conditions are
low most fuvorublo for thu building of a HOC-
md Chicago nt a point ir > the west about
vhcro Oinatia Is now situated , tind that
) miha : Is at the "tide In the affairs of men
vlucli , taken at the Hood , may lead on to for-
uno. " You may rest assured of this coming
.canon. . Millions of money and wldo-awaka
nun are coming to thn west , and thcro Is no
; oo'i reason why Omaha should not receive
bo lurgast portion of the wu ilth and the
non , But allow mo to say in all surlounneHs
Inirc nro two or three goou reasons why bho
dll not unless they uro removed ,
, nd that speedily. First urnl
orcmost the leading business men of Omaha
inst appreciate their privileges and opixjr-
unities , and when strungurH come among
lioni gpcali of them In positive terms ami
ever utter a word of discouragement , us
iiuny do at times. Second , that di&gURting
uurrcl about the city hull hurts Omaha
very day it continues. Just look at thu
child' * play tlint hft existed ox-or n year
nbout the principal public building of thu
city. Do you Vnow tliat uffrtlr lias kept m n v
thousands of dollars away trow Omaha ! Do
you know , further , that ROIIIO two or thrco
prominent men of means who Intended to
put up blocks of buildings within four blocks
of the court house , nftor hearing of nnd seeIng -
Ing the situation loft Omiiiin in dlsgutt , say
ing "If Unit Is thn wny the oftlclnls fhnn.iiM
wo will keep our money out nnd will sell
what \vo havol" If t lint city hall had been
started In Kansas City or Minneapolis
It would have been finished In nil Its hand ,
conic proportions nnd occupied by the city
oftlclals before this , but In Omaha thcro is
nn immense hole xvlth u few piles of stone
and brick to cniphnsue a dlrtv quarrel of it
few one-horse counellnicnnnd the whole city
Buffers from the illsgrnco.
Think of It , after a location Is chosen and
the appropriation made , nnd excavating dona
and foundation laid a change Is proposed niul
some propose to load up the hole and the ma
terial and move over to seine other location.
Such Indecision nnd trilling will ruin nny
city. There Is is not n ruiiHonublo unpreju
diced nmu , who would look ut the situation
as a business man , but will su.v the prosr-nt
location Is the best that can bo chosen for
u city hall , nnd tluiso who c'toso ' It
acted wisely. Third , it Is simply surprising
the city authorities have not imrclmsed lnm |
nnd made n commencement In the way o (
Inaugurating u system of public parks
breathing places for the people Just scu
what has been done In St Louis , Mtnncnpn
Hi ami St. Paul , and how attr.ictlvo thpsn
cities iii-e. Fourth , push public spirited ,
wldcawiiko men to tlio front , and hoodlums
to the rear , nnd Oo Induce jour iiew.spaptM-s
to brag about Omaha , to boast of its udvun
tuite.s , much mote than they do. To do this
they should bo encouraged b.libnrnl . adver
tising from the business men. The news
papers of Omaha do not have ono fourth the
advertising they should from all lines of
truilo ; and , hence , they have little to cncour
ago them in booming a city when It Is nil
work nnd poor nay. Omaha can double her
wealth nnd population In three to live yoar.s
or who can become nn old fogy town , but as n
warm friend of a city that has such miignitl'
cent prospects. If slm will woric for them. I
w.slto to yuu hoping she will "ariso nnd
shine. " Your truly ,
A llnxvkcyo < Vtmtimtl.
Arros' , la. , Jan. Si ! ) . To the Editor of Tun
HKU : In Tint WUKKI.V But : , of January 2. ) ,
there was nn urtlclo giving your readers
knowledge how prohibition Is working in
this state. I bcliin'o your correspondent has
written his report without my bias. In his
talk with Governor Lurrabcc , thn governor
said that the law was enforced thoroughly
in all the cnmtlcs except Alexander , Jack
son , Dubuque , Scott , Clinton , Mtiscatmo ,
Johnson and I'ottnwuttatiue , nnd It
was next to an Impossibility to got
anything to drink. His excellency must bo
reading varnished facts when ho delivered
himself ot that sentence. Let him come to
Union county and he will llnd that prohibi
tion does not work hero. This is true not
here nlono , but all along the Chicniro , Bur
lington it Qtilncy railroad from Ottumwn to
the Bluffs. There is not a line along thu
road , little or big , where you cannot got all
the whisky you want.
Take the city of Crcston. There is as
much nTliisky sold there us over there was
before the prohibition law went into effect.
Afton is the same way There four places
in this town where you can get
anything you want. In Tlinycr , Mur
ray and Osi-jola It is Just the
samo. 1 was in Ucd Oak some time ngo. It
was no trick nt nil to get it.
I write this to show-that the sale of liquor
is not as great hero now us before the Inw
went into effect. 1 nm writing the plain
truth about it nud any one can come nnd see
it for himself. Should Governor Lnrrabca
come to sco Into it ho woula llnd ho would
have three or four more counties to add to
the list ivharo the prohibitory Irtw is not on-
forced. 1 , for one , think that tlio laws of a
state should bo thoroughly enforced. If it is
not enforced , what good is a law ? It Is time
the prohibition law was enforced , Its so long
a time since the people voted on it.
fjiind I' or
To the Editor of Tin : BUR : I have noticed
from tune to time Unit our school lands and
state lands uro disappearing. Why not glvo
the old soldiers of the late war a chancel
The state of Nebraska has not done any
thing for those who left their homes nnd
business to defend the old Hag. Every state
in the union gave their soldiers u state
bounty. Iowa gave ? 100 nnd other states in
proportion. It would only bo un act of Jus
tice for our present representatives to enact
a law giving each soldier that served in the
lute war , that enlisted in the state of Ne
braska , at least two hundred acres of land
free of chiirge. JOHN F. BEHM.
Ksllnmlcd Allowed.
The board of public works mot yesterday
afternoon and allowed tlio following esti
mates : Ed Pholan , for grading on South
Sixth street , from Hickory south , $803.10 ;
Fred W. Gray , assignee of Ed Burns , eon
structlng sidewalks , $7,1(1(1 ( ( 01 ; J. E. Knowlos ,
constructing sidewalks , $ . > yi.0 ! ! , and J. P.
Smith , S2S3.52. Mayor Furay was absent.
A rnnd flourish of trumpets often
heralds the advent of an article which
fails , when tried , to justify the noise
made in its behalf. The uimssuniinf *
merits of Van Du/.or's flavoring Hxtrncts
derived from choice fruit , of standard
purity , and elected over a quarter of a
century ago to the cliiuf place amanff
flavorsare too well known to need moro
than a ( jonornl reminder. Cheap com
petition of valueless arlichm heighten
the popularity of thoio. All grocers.
A Printer Dcud.
James B. Charlton died nt his home in
Oakland , Cal. , on Wednesday morning , nfUr
i prolonged illness , Mr. Charlton was for
merly n compositor on Tin : Hii : , nnd is a
orother of Alex G , Charlton , of this city
Collections at the internal raven no
lupartment yesterday , y > , HV .lKi.
Suroliilono , f nlicfllcMl mid Con-
In lous IiiniiiM > C'urcd
by ( JiKlviirii.
Tlnonuli Uio inmllnm-or ono of vour books
ernivml tlitongh Mr I rank T. Wray. Oniu-
; Ut , Apollo , J'.i. . I bec.imu iirqiulntuitvltn
uurCriM DKA Hi-Miiin.-i : , ami t.iko UiKopp'-i'
unity to tmllfvto von Unit tholr two lias ] iu -
naiii'iitly uiii't'il inn ( if ono of tlm worst CUHI-H '
ilood nolHimlnt , ' . In rimiKKtlon with crjvlin'ia .
hut I IIIIVQ ovr HI in , mid Ihh uflcr liavu/i / ?
iccii pronoiini-cd Inniruiilc by mimu of the lusl
iliyHlrliiiiHlnour county. I tikugiear plo.innrn
n torw.irilliuMoyo.i this tuslliiiuulul. uiuKilli-
ted UH it In by you. In iirdur Una oinorHinircr -
lij ( from ilmllur mubullm may bu
o Klvo yourCimcrm UCMKIIIKH u trial
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( ttfeienco ; I'liA.VK'J'.WiiAV.DiiiKk'Ist , Apollo.l' .
Jinnee IS. Hichnrdxon , ( ! : istom Home , Nc\f
rlouiiN , on oath biiy.1 ; "In lnV'i ' hcrofulous
rkurg liroku mil on my body until I
toon-notion , Ktwrytmni ; known to
ill fatultv trim ! In vain. I Iwir.tmn H ) u nt
ieck. At tlllina "oulil n"t lift /nv iiunil'l
) my hmul , conM not turn In I ' < | ; \ruit In
rmxtunt pain , and liokcul upon lit-i u < n curse.
'onillof orciirulti Inn y .ir/f. lu Ital 1 ! i iir < l
t thu CiiTii'iiiiA ' llKMK' iri : , iiii''d thorn , and
us perfectly iiirod. "
Bworn to In-fore IT. S COD ; . J , n. UiiAwrotlu.
W havnbnim nulling your ( 'UTICJUIIA llr.wr-
for ' . < niul hit thn II rut
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iniculvw f i om u inirrlnMor. Ono or tlm worst.
iscH of finrotnlu I nvnr 'iw WIIK cured by tlm
an of llvu batllos of C'irncuiiA JdcHoi.vf.M' .
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IB "cat" ) " horn an a mmllcliml tto.ip
TAVUm &TA VLOU. llniKulntB.
Kraiikfort , Kftii.
u nci ) ,
. . . . . i Humors , with tf > ntot llulrnml
ruptionsof Hie Kkln.uru pojltholycured by
jncuiiA and CirmiiiA ; ! POAI- , externally , anil
tmuTiiA Itr.BOkVKN'r Internally , when an other
HolilcvoryAvhuiD. iTlf-e , ( 'i.'Tiouit * . Me ; SOAIV
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KIIII AMI 1'n KMiim. I'ti. , liostou , Muas.
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My" * " ! ! ! for to /
pay1-4. WllUlfctratlonH , and ! (0 tMtivmonliilH ,
[ HI'I.I'.S , hluck-hoiiils , chupiKJil nuil oily nkn !
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, woaKiiess InHtaiitly rellevod by
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