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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : TUESDAY' MARCH 5 , 18S9.
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K. ROSrcWATER , Editor.
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Ki iii. N. r. FK IK Notary Public ,
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roses and says that he t secretnry ol the Hea
JtiblUhlnK Comnanr , tfiftt the ttctnal nverftKS
daily circulation of TIIK Dtit.v Tim : for the
month ot Mnrch. 1RS8 , inC80 copied ; for April
18HR. 18,744 coplnt for May , J8SN , 1H.183
copies : for June , 18SS. ] n,34l copies ; , fet
Jiily. ! " < . 48.0.0 coploi ; for Ansii&t , 1RS8 ,
jBlKl copies ; for September , Iit9 , 18.1S4 cooler :
for October , 1S83 , IMHi copies ; for Novem-
Tcr. ) IMIS. IH.H'fl copies ; for December , 18W , 18,211
copies ; for January , 1HS9 , 1P.71 icplos ; forl'ob-
ruary , liW. 18or copies.
OEOKfiR II. TZPOHUCIC.
flwom to bnfore mo and Bnbtcrlbod lu my
piflSonco this 8 1 day of Mulch , A. l > . IfW'l.
N. P. 1'KII. Notary 1'ubllc.
IT was n cold day for tlio democratic
ofllco holdora in Washington.
SOUTH OMAHA wants a census. Hold
en until the packing ; season roaches its
THE county hospital scandal is
to load to the washing ol considerable
Tin : county commissioners will have
a great deal to explain presently to the
tax-payers of Douglas county.
Tim street car railroad catnpanics are
altogether too sensitive about the mat
ter ot paving twelve inches beyond the
"WITH throe woman suffrage bills
thrown into the waste basket , it is to be
hoped that the suffragist will give the
present legislature a much needed rest.
THE American people have one Ihing
for which they may well feel grateful.
Congress will never again bo disgraced
t > y the presence of Riddleborger , ot
_ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
COXCUIKSS has effectually vetoed the
Union Pacific extension bill. The Bos
ton literary bureau chilled the measure
to the marrow and Adams acted as chict
regret over the retire
ment of the democracy from power is
rendered acutely painful by the sudden
stoppage of a salary of fifty thousand
dollnra a year.
TIIK spasm of reform which struck
the gamblers of Council Bluffs on the
eve of the election will tend to elevate
the profession. The tiger will bo
transferred from the ground floor to the
TIIK people of the west Imvo good
reason to cherish the memory of the
Fiftieth congress. The addition Of four
now states to the union marks an era of
prosperity and power for the people of
Dakota , Montana and Washington.
Tim German government proposes to
establish a combined art collection and
museum for the display of articles as
sociated with the Bismarck era of the
empire. A few remnants of Bayard's
Samoan policy will bo given a conspicu
ous position ,
Title exposure made by Commissioner
O'Kccffo in connection with the vault
contract has bolidiliod the triangular
combine in the county commibsionors'
office , for which poor Corrigna is play
ing dupe , and of which Mount is the
head and front.
WH/T. our citizens permit the erection
of several miloa of over head wires for
the olcctric motor through our business
streets without TV protest ? In the city of
Boston the fire underwriters union has
determined to raise insurance rates on
property facing streets strung with the
electric motor wito. It is a question of
a short time whonOmaha will bo sim
Tins Iowa state pharmacy commission
congratulates itself over the fact that it
luis cut down the number of incompe
tent druggists in that state who wore
simply dram shop keepers in masquer
ade. But the pharmacy board has evi
dently not taken an inventory o ! the
itumhor ot blind-pig drug stores und
boot-log druggists supplying the fever
bud ague population of Iowa with the
PitOMtho marts of trade comes the
nou-s that manufacturers and whole
sale dealersuro encouraged at the
business outlook. So many orders for
xrares have been placed that factories
are beginning to run ou double timo.
The Increased domund for goods of nil
Iduds makes it necessary to run the
lopms day and night , and if reports bo
not exaggerated , there is promise of n
prosperous soiisou in mercantile linos.
Sl'KAKKH CAItUSLK'd conduct in
preventing notion on important meas
ures thnt did not meet his approval is
tlio boldest exhibition arbitrary
power witnessed in recent years. How
long congress will permit oiio-uia
power to ovor-ride Us will is u sqrious
question , It is certain that tlio coming
congress , will make n radical change In
the rules nnd reserve to itself the power
which Carlisle usurpo'd'for scltlth ends. .
TIM IXAITO 1nAt ADUKESS.
President Harrison Inaugural ad
dress appropriately opens with a
reference to the century of
constitutional government which the
United States has passed. Ho
contrasts in ft general way the condi
tions at Ihc outset of the great experi
ment in republican government with
those of the present , nnrt to the policy
early adopted of making the people of
the country solf-dcpondont ascribes the
material and moral progress of the na
tion. The revival of the same patriotic
interest in the preservation and devel
opment of domestic industries and the
defense of labor against Injurious for
eign competition Is vogardod as an
incident worthy of nttontio'n , and Presi
dent Hnrrlbon platnlystatos his position
on the question of protection in this
language : "I look hopefully to the
continuance of our protective system ,
and to the consequent development of
manufacturing and mining enterprises
in states hitherto wholly given to agri
culture , as n potent influence in the per
fect unification of our peoplo. " Ho
takes occasion in connection with the
( \iscussion of this theme to suggest that
the men of the south who are promoting
mining and manufacturing enterprises
may yet find that the free ballot of the
workingman , without distinction of race ,
is needed for their defense as well as
for his own.
Those who had expected or hoped for
a distinct southern policy from the next
administration will be disappointed in
the assurance given by President Harri
son that there will bo no special execu
tive policy for any section of the counk
try. But his views of the constitutional
duty of the president , which is limited
to administering and. enforcing the
laws enacted by congress , will be ap
proved by all good citizens. The ob
ligation of all to give full and faith
ful obedience to the laws , and
the necessity to social order and pros
perity of such obedience , are urged in
clear and positive terms. This sen
tence is significant : "If our great cor
porations would Inoro scrupulously ob
serve their legal limitations and duties ,
they would have less cause to complain
of the unlawful limitations of their
rights , of violent interference with their
operations. " The president plainly indi
cates that ho has no sympathy with
thuso whoso selfishness or prejudice
load them to nullify the laws , and de
clares that permitting them to do so is
full of danger to the nation.
The president is in favor of the nat
uralization laws so that the high
priviligos of American citizenship shall
be conferred only upon those fitted for
them , and while wo should continue to
bo hospitable to immigration we should
not bo careless as to the character of it.
Regarding our relations with European
powers the position of the president is
in full harmony with the traditional
policy of government , particu
larly with respect to political
interference by any of those pow
ers with the alTairs or governments
of this hemispere. A straightforward ,
just and firm course in ourintornational
relations , respecting the rights of other
nations and insisting upon our own , is
what is promised by the new adminis
What President Harrison says regard
ing appointments to public oflico and
the obligations of public officers will
bo generally approved. Ho will expect
a faithful enforcement of the civil serv
ice law nnd will endeavor to advance
reform of the civil service , but ho does
not promise to attain perfection , nor
does ho propose to disregard the claims
of honorable party service when
these can receive consideration without
conflicting with the policy of reform.
The evil of a surplus in the treasury is
conceded , but the president does not re
gard it as the greatest evil. While
economy in public expenditures should
bo always observed , the president
thinks there is nothing in the condi
tion of our country or our people to sug
gest that anything at present necessary
to public prosperity , security or honor
should bo unduly postponed. When
these extraordinary demands , some
of which are indicated , have
boon wisely estimated and added
to our ordinary expenditures , the
president thijikb the necoiaar.y reduc
tion in revenue may bo effected without
breaking down the tarilT or seriously
injuring any domestic industrv.
The * president thinks the pension
laws should give more adequate and dis
criminating relief , refers to the pros
pective admission of four states as a
subject of congratulation , alludes to the
general interest in a reform of election
laws as gratifying , and concludes his
address with an appeal to ojialt patriot
ism and moderate p.irty contentions.
Tlio address is elevated in tone and
spirit , is free from partisan allusion , is
thoroughly American in sentiment , nnd
will strengthen the now president in
the respect ana confidence of the pee
KEEP APPROPRIATIONS 7)Oli'Ar.
The closing days of ovary legislature
are tho. most costly to the people. Hun-
ilrods of thousands of dollars are reck
lessly voted to Jobbers , bogus-claimants
and mismanaged 8tuto Institutions. The
tlmo for exorcising good , sound judg
ment is when the appropriation bills nro
under consideration. Nebraska is in no
condition to boar the burdens which it
is proposed to throw upon tlio ovor-
mortgaged farmers nnd producers.
The men who out down npproprintion
bills , vote down all the normal school
"bills , 'knock out the boldiers' cottage
nonsense , nnd refuse to approprinto n
dollnr for ndditionrvl winga to oxlsting
state inbtitutlons , will merit the gniti-
tudo of the peoplo. The enormities of
the legislature of two years ngo must
not bo repented. . Lot the state take n
rest from over-taxation for the next
THE FAILURES OF COSfaitKSS.
The fiftieth congress will bo mem
orable quite as much for what U failed
to do us for what it accomplished.
There was nu extraordinary amount of
business presented to it , but with the
exception of not more than half a dozen
really important measures , chief among
them lioinc the bill for the admission o'
four now ntute.N the legislation of the-
last congress does not niako a record of
urpa siijg credit.Ju course through
out was largely directed by political
considerations , and in this respect both
parties are amenable , in very nearly
equal degree , to criticism.
The failure to make any provision foe
reducing the revenues ot the govern
ment was unfortunate , find undeniably
the responsibility for this rests chiefly
upon the majority in the last house of
representatives. Tlio opportunity given
this majority to cut down revenue , and
thereby prevent the accumulation ot the
surplus in the national treasury by re
moving the tobacco tav , was rejected ,
although in doing so the majority was
clearly stultified. It had persistently
maintained that there was danger
In a growing surplus , since it
invited a reckless waste of the
public money , and no one ques
tioned the soundness of the argument.
Men sincorol } ' fearing this danger , nnd
finding it impossible to carry their own
plan of revenue reduction , should have
gdno as far as was practicable in avert
ing the danger , particularly when the
only measure that could succeed was en
tirely in eonsorvnnco with traditional
democratic doctrine. The result will
bo a growing surplus , which may make
sometrouble , for the financial and busi
ness interests ot the country before the
next congress can apply the remedy.
The failure to legislate against
monopoly in the form of trusts and
HKO combinations was also unfor
tunate. There were bravo promises
that these organizations against the
freedom of trade would bo summarily
dealt with , and there were investiga
tions and the introduction of a score or
luoro bills. But neither party showed
any genuine desire to act. The consequence
quence is that the trusts are given at
least another year in which to
strengthen their position and to plunder
the people. The failure of proposed
legislation to forfeit unearned rnilrOad
lands was another serious dereliction
that will result in losing many thous
ands of acres to the pfcople , and
is ono evidence of the potency
of the influence exerted at Wash-
ngton by the land-grant corpo-
x-ations. The expectation -that the last
congress would do something to compel
the Pacific railroads to make prepara
tions for a settlement of their obliga
tions to the government was disap
pointed , nnd in a number of matters of
less Importance the interests of the people
ple were neglected.
It will be the duty of the next con
gress to provide for the omibstons of the
last , and as there will bo a good working
republican majority in both houses
it is a reasonable expectation that this
will bo done.
SJIANJ2 AXV MYERS.
Mr. Daniel Shane has placed himself
in a very awkward position before this
community. When a man , discharged
from public employment , turns round
to accuse the officer who dismissed him
of corruption , of which lie claims to
have had knowledge for many months ,
he places himself in the light of an in
former who turns state's evidence
against his accomplices.
Mr. Shane was superintendent of the
county hospital. The architect , Mr.
Myers , found fault with the wretched
work done and in'forior material Used
on the building under 'Mr. Shane's
supervision. Thereupon Mr. Shane ac
cuses the architect of certifying to
fraudulent estimates for the contractors
as far back as July , and also trumps up
charges of inconipotency and gross neg
ligence against Myers.
Assuming that Mr. Shane's charges
are true , ho has confessed himself cul-
pnblo for an inexcusable violation of a ,
public trust. It was his duty as the
superintendent employed by the county
to make the fraud known as soon
as it was discovered by him.
To hold back this knowledge for eight
months is tin admission of unfitness en
his part to bo trusted with the position
he held. This is the natural conclusion
every fair minded person- will reach in
In private business it is always con
sidered in very bad taste for a man to
denounce a superior to his employers
after he has been discharged , especially
if the party pretends to have withheld
from his employers facts concerning the
dishonesty of his superiors in position.
The denial of the contractors of Mr.
Shane's bribery charges may be passed
nsbiase < ? and unreliable , especially in
view of the fact that the masonry in the
county hospital is very inferior.
But the worst of the matter is that
the county has n wretchedly constructed
public building on its hands. For this
the county commissioners are responsi
ble. They had no business to let the
contract to Ryan & Walsh under pretense -
tense thnt they wore saving- money to
the tax payers. They knew better , and
cannot explain away their course in
connection with this building.
The facts that have cotno to light re
cently show conclusively that ihoro is
something rotten in the whole business.
iAVE HIM ox WIE
The most prominent and conspicuous
heading on the first page of the Omaha
World yesterday was over a scurrilous
dispatch received by mail from Lincoln
regarding the Itoyco relief fund. 'The
pith of this dispatch is in the following
The newspapers and rojwrtors are having
n n interesting : tlmo with K. Koscwntor , and
now tululc they have him on tlio hip , so to
Who were the reporters , and what
newspapers do they represent ? Are
those reporters the sumo persons who
have disgraced the profession by ca
rousing night after night in the bar
rooms nnd brothels of Lincoln in com
pany with boodlcrsnnd jobbers ? Is not
the leading spirit among these report
ers ono Frank Morrlssoy who has made
It his business for two or three years to
concoct plots against Tun BEK and ite
editor and was the head and
front of the tripartite com
bine of wrecked Omaha dailies
that waged an infamous and ruinous
warfare which they know would cripple
this city by depriving it of parks and
Are not the nowRpnpora that are hav
ing such an interesting time in celling
13. Rosewater , on the hip piloted by the
* ame parties who made a compact t\v >
years neu to oppo o every measure
ivuichTiiU Uuu would advocate and
wnpo war upon every pot-son in public
life uho was in any way favored by this
paper ? ,
That combine broke of its own weight
just ns nil combinations nnd plots to get
Rosowntor on the hip have failed in the
past fifteen years. Instead ol striving
to excel by publishing first-class dallies
nnd taking position squarely will
the people on every vital issue
these papers have centered nl
their energies upon ono point
nnd that wnp to down Ro = < ewator , In
this endeavor nothing lias boon too
vile and low nnd no occasion has boon
neglected thiit gave the faintest chnnco
to besmirch the editor of Tun Bun
And what has boon the outcome ?
Kvery daily in Omnha excepting alone
Tm : Bur. has been sinking thousands
of dollars a year , nnd some of them are
sinking thousands of dollars ovcrv\
Two of the proprietors of these would-
be great dailies have never earned a
dollar of the wealth they possess. It
foil into their laps as an inheritance.
It lakes brains and Industry to establish
and maintain a great daily. Neither
of them has been endowed by nature
with these essential qualities. Their
indolence , lack of judgment ant'
moral stamina and business ca-
paClty are responsible for theh
utter failure to make newspapers thai
will pay. Pulling and tugging at Tlih
Bnttnnd getting Rosewater on the MI
has been a stupid and losing task.
But we could afford to ignore those
barren efforts were it not for the in
decency nnd lack of journalistic cour
tesy which these papers and their re
porters exhibit , which have done more
to lower the profession in the esteem of
reputable men than any other malign
influence. It is not only a
disgrace' to journalism , but a positive
injury to this city and state.
Omaha and Nebraska have boon built
up largely and advertised extensivclv
by Tnr. BKK , which has taken rank
among the great dailies of America.
To discredit its standing abroad and at
home by malicious assaults can only
lend to curtail its influence and useful
ness for the publi6 good. No reputable
businessman would stoop ' o low as to
treat a competitor as Mr. Hitchcock and
other unsuccessful newspapermen have
Tine Bni : and its editor. Such conduct
would not be countenanced or tolerated
in any community.
points to a year of ub-
stantial progress in all lines in OmnKa.
The record of the clearing house is the
barometer -.Jjusincss. . During the
past week the banks dia a business ag
gregating three million five hundred
and forty-ninothousand eight hundred
and forty-nine dollars , an increase of
thirty-nine and , two-tenths per cent
compared witp the corresponding week
of 1883. Onlytolii1 cities in the country
show a largeiypcr cent of increase , and
these are mainly spasmodic. Heal es
tate transactions are steadily increasing ,
and profitable prices are obtained for
inside property available for improve
ment. Tlio favorable opening of
spring has given an impetus to building.
In every direction are evidences of pro
gress , accelerated by the certaintr that
two magnificent public buildings will bo
started early this year. A strong and
united pull on the part of our business
men will insure a record , for 1889 sur
passing any ono in the history of the
city. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
NKXT Tuesday the people of Now
Hampshire are to vote upon a prohibi
tory amendment to their slate constitu
tion. For over thirty years a stringent
statutory law , prohibiting the silo nnd
manufacture of liquor , has been in force
in New Hampshire. The pannltics have
been increased , and the rigors of the
law multiplied from year to yea1 by the
legislature. Now the advocates of pro
hibition confess that the law is practi
cally a dead letter and the cause of tem
perance has not been materially
advanced by its opai-atinn1. How a
constitutional amendment can in
any way make prohibition more effec
tive , passes our comprehension. An
amendment cannot enforce itself with
out law , and if stringent tompor.ince
laws already on the stxtute books of
New Hampshire fail to suppress the
liquor tralllc , the proposed amendment ,
if adopted , is not likely to effect a ma
THK street commissioner draws a
salary of one hundred and fifty dollars
a month. In four months he ha * tapped
the city treasury for six hundred dollars
lars without rendering the slightest
service. The streets of the city , espe
cially in the business center , reek with
accumulated filth of winter , yet this
olllcial sinecure pays not the slightest
liced to the complaints of merchants.
Why cannot the street commissioner
clean thoguttersof the pri nci pal streets
ind cart away tlio rubbish ? Unless this
Is done promptly the rain stol'ms of the
spring season are liable to choke the
sewers with rubbish , overflow into base
ments nnd qiuso great damage to
property ownoi'Bnnd business men.
Tin : state olfi ls of low.v furnish a
wholesome oxu.in'plo of economy in the
management of'tho ' psoplo's money.
During the pis ° t ! JLiroo ) yoir.s : they have
so far roiluccit lw debt of nearly o no
million dollars , rflproscutod by interest-
bearing warrajtys1 , that by 13'M ' it is con-
Idcnlly oxjiecluililho state will be free
of debt. Insteu'dTof emulating this 0.x-
implo of thrirtj'ii jj Nebraska legislators
ire endeavoring to plungu the state
nto debt. Chftms which would not ro-
colvo a tnomoiit'sifittontlon in a court
> f JustiooJU" f ivdtubly coniidjraa and
nany of t'ni /.vjll do.ubtl < . < t pass and
)0 paid u il .rifj governor inlorposos
a veto un J , > . 'JUaU ! the treasury from
the hungry cormorants of the cupitol.
SK.VATOII RumLKimuaim improved
, ha closing hours of congress to display
iis capacity as u national nuisance.
The joint efforts of the presiding o Ulcer
and sorgeant-ut-arms were noeossary to
suppress him. 'No act connected with
the demise of the Fiftieth congress will
give greatar relief to Virginia and the
sountry at large than the retirement of
Tun recent evictions lit Ipwa nnd
Pennsylvania ftra nhirtnlng symptoms
of the spread of Irish landlord methods
In this country. The exercise ol corporate
porato power 10 coerce and flrlvo mor
from their homo should bo resisted bj
nil possible moans , nnd the laxv making
powers of the slates should be exercised
cised to protect the weak against the
Now the little local railroads in Iowa
are appealing for relief. Like huge
anacondas the big roads swallow nil the
business , and the weak lines are onlj
running deeper Into debt. This a phase
of the railroad problem ovfcr which the
Iowa state commission mny well knit Hi
A StiRscfltlon tit air. Whitney
C7iff < i/i ! ( Tribune.
Hv packing his prcsldciittnl boom for ISO'
in a small valise Secretary Whitney can taki
It homo with him next week without having
to pay nny charges on it for extra baggage.
An eastern paper refers to Hoper Q. Mill !
ns "nn obstructionist. " The moat Rorioui
obstiiictlons to business nnpcar , however
to bo the mills between members of the sen
The Mon niul t lie Hoar.
The movements t > f Russian troops OH thn
Afghanistan frontier promise to bring thi
Muscovite once more into controversy with
the lirlton. It was an affair like Ihnt now
IhroatcntnR which came 1.0 ncnr plunging
Uussia and England into war In Asia fout
years ago. _
Cfnrinimti Kiufutiti :
During om- civil war there were , in news
paper record , 8-UKl soldiers whoso lives were
saveil by bibles and testaments carried In
their breast pockets. But now in Spiuville ,
Aln. , a pint bottle of whisky cariiod m Iho
breast pocket , stopped the bullet of an angry
revolver. Tnat Is the kind of whisky they
make down there awful tough.
A Tribute to Cattle Rate.
In discussing the career of that sportive
Amazon , Cuttle Knto , who recontlv drove her
horse into n saloon anil ordered the gamblers ,
who were indulging in n "brace game , " at
the expense of her cowboys , to throw up
their hands while she divided the spoils pro
rnta , the Now York Tribune says : " \Vo
take oft our hat to Cattle ICiite. She may
have had her faults llko the rest of us ,
but she certainly comes out strong in an
emergency. " This is discreet. Cattle Kato
1ms boon in the hauit of shooting off hats.
l KltSO.\\Ii AND
The New York World intimates that
bigotry anil Pigottn- have sounded the death
knull of lory power.
Some je.ilous anglo-manlac has discovered
that Minister Plielps hub not dropped ati "h"
in the slot since ho landed.
Charles U. Treat , one of the candidates for
United States senator in Delaware , drinks
nothing stronger tlmn water.
A moderate calculation places the original
Harrison men particip itin ? in the inaugura
tion ceremonies at forty thousand ,
An Indiana jury has placed thu value of a
pair oC lo s at ? 14,000. Last fall a majority
of the state legged it for $5 nnd less.
General John Boatty contributes his mite
to the inflammable fuel surrounding Foralcer
by christening him "A Hlathermg Toady. "
'Lijo Halfon ] , the president's private sec
retary , never whistles , and tno reporters are
mystiHpd by the abnormal development of
his secretive bump.
Sightly windows on Pennsylvania nvcnuo
commanded fanny prices during the inau-
curnl parade. From $50 to fT.OO was the
r.mge , Senator Stanford paying the latter
The pictures of Pigott are as varied and
villanous as his career. The latest represent
him ns a man -about fifty years , with long
Bray beard anS moustache , u rolling , bold
biow nnd long curly hair.
Colonel Paul Vnndorbum's place in the
inauguration ceremonies finds no mention in
thc'tclcgraphlc report. Wo cnn assure an
anxious public that ho was within car shot
of the commissiary department.
S. E Palmer , of Gerry , N. Y. , is the oldest
nostniastcr in the country. lie began miinip-
ulntlng the mails .Tub' M , 1S41 , and has suc
cessfully resisted the clamors of spoilsman
with changing administrations. He is now
seventy-eight years of ugc and In good health.
A lirooklyn wife upbraided her husband
because ho refused to dtvido Iho contents of
a growler and was promptly pitched out of
n \vlndow to the sidewalk below , dying In
Blantlv. Iso sensible wife will intrude upon
the sacred privacy of n husband's buwbath. .
Hotter wait till the old man gets through
and ru.h ; the can yourself.
bTATK AND THJHUTOKV.
The business mon of Tnlmago have or-
jranlzcd.a board of trado.
The Times says that Lindsay is badly in
need of a Urst-class hotel.
The HichanJson county
tion meets ut Stelln , March 9.
The dates for the Dawnon county fair have
been fixed for .September 24 , 3 j , 2il and 2r.
Tlio HOulh-sidors of Valparaiso want n
good hotel man , a general merchandise store
and the \ > osl oillcc.
Footpads held up a Chadron physician tlio
other night but fnilcrt to 11 nil n single article
of value U | > on his pornon ,
Hurwell expects to start a spring boom
with a new chnivli , school house and turni-
turo s ere , besides several residences.
The West Point Manufacturing company
htrs about 400.000 brick In Itilns ready to bo
bu n&a hi time for tlio spring demand.
An adjourned meeting of the Holt county
G. A , U. Will bo hold nt O'Noill March 0 for
the purpose of locating thu next lounion.
A foot ruco for $100 a sldo will bo held at
Grant next Saturday between M. Makum.of
Oscola , and Abe Harper , of Wood Kivor.
The Good Templar * Dramatic club of
Plninvlew ro to present "Out in the Street"
nt Crcighton for the benefit of the Crcighton
Farmers In the neighborhood of Kwing are
agitating the creamery question and have
x'cn promised the product of over ono thous-
Fred Huckta , who burghirUod a lore at
ICilL-.ir , fell Into the clutches of the law at
tt Kxetcr mid was lodged in Jull to answer
'or his crime.
A Wayne man who was under the inflncnco
of liquor playfully gra iKfd the hind lc of a
uul'j and i now undergoing runaiia in the
-lunils of u surgeon ,
The Valparaiso hose company , composed
of twenty young men , has Just completed a
juildiug to be ugfxl us u lioso houao and
meeting room and will BOOH give an enter *
taimncnt to defray the expenses.
Tlio clghlh annual mooting of the State
? hnrniac < sutio il association will bo held in
Uncoln.Muy 14 to 10 In the capltol bulldinff.
i'ho meeting will be nn important ono nod
the exhibits will be very largo. KoducoU
rates on Ihc railroads and at hotels have
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla ,
"Kliea tt&by was alck , vo cave hrr Castorla.
When lia * rt ClilUl , the critd tor C * toria ,
When ha became illu , sbo duiic to Castorla ,
TO' ; u fclie hivi Children , thu CATC tlinm CMtnri *
l > aon secured for all mbmbors of the nssocih-
1'ftnncrsln the vicinity of Wnlkcr Imvo
occnvorkod by Jewelry shark * .
A larcrohole nlo procorv house is to bo
established jit Carroll by a MnrahnUtown
There Is n nrospcu that a piper house will
bo established ut Dubuque by Chicago
llurlinctoti expects to cntertnln 20,1(00 (
strangers on the occasion of the G. A. H. en
campment in April.
State Veterinarian Stalker has removed
his hpftiVumrtcvs from Dos Moines to the
agricultural colli > ge at Ames.
Muscatlnc voled last week n ft per cent tax
to aid In building the brldpo across the Miss
issippi river by 1,000 majotity.
Thirty gentlemen and two Indies were
graduated by the college of physicians find
surgeons nt Dubuque last week.
Hy the death of .leremlah P. Ilnnt. who
was struck by the Chicago , Unrllngton nnd
Kiinsus City train on Iho liM wit , , Parsons
eollOgo at Fnlrllold pomes into possession of
property Valued nt flo.lKH ) .
Captain H.V , I .on , who commands the
Salvation army In Iveokuk , is n younc mnn
twenty three years of ago. Ho was for-
miTly n clerk in a wholesale dry goods es
tablishment In MInncai > olis , but he likes his
present job the bijit.
The prohibition law Is enforced nt Hello-
VHP , eighty miles above Davenport , nnd tc-
evade it n saloon 1ms been established on the
ice , which serves ns a Moor nnd within the
shanty is covered with miwtlusl , so thnt the
inlui lor bears sonic resemblance to nn ordi
nary doggery. An air hole behind the bar Is
thusomcoof the water supply.
Tno ghost that cro.Med so much excitement
near Onsoy n short time ngo has been winged.
A few dnyn ago a tanner whoso team hnil
been badly frightened by the apparitloli , laid
for his ghostshlp end gave him n charge of
buckshot , ami now ho Is mining him back
to life. Ho Is supposed to bo n InndscoKcr
who wished lo Roaro the owners in Hint vi-
chilly so that ho could buy the land at a
The now Methodist church nt Lead City
has been completed.
The Dcadwood city council has rejected nil
bids for the proposed city hall.
The work of rebuilding the University nt
Mftcholl will bo begun inside of thirty dayi.
The Gennania association of Mitchell is
malting preparations to build h Turner hall.
An Aberdeen syndicate paid $10,000 for a
quarter section of laud ono mile from the
city limits of Pierre.
Watcrtown has an opportunity to secure a
cheese factory , nnd the board of trade is Investigating
vostigating the offer.
H. W. Scott , of Wntcrtown , has been hold
to answer to the charge of ailultr.v , commit
ted with a married woman named Kuowl-
An effort is being made at Madison to or
ganise nn agricultural sociotsnwl invite ad
joining counties to unite in holding a distiict
The YanKton Press says ; "Tho fact that
the Munitobi company has decided posi
tively to build to Yanlcton , leaving the ques
tion of time as the only open ono , has al
ready iglvcn Y.inlctoh considerable of ulilt ,
which is aided by the certainty of the Nor
folk link. "
Kov. D. S. McCaslin , in his third anniver
sary sermon nl the Presbyterian church in
Huron , stated that tint ing the time ho had
presided nt the Presbyterian church ho has
preached JUI sermons anu added 210 now
members lo his congregation. Tucrft are now
The latest tiling in the way of a runaway
happened at Sturgis recently.Vhcn tlio
cnstbound train reached the station at that
pl.ioc something happened to the air brakes
and Iho whole train Mashed past tno iistou-
[ shod occupants of the platform nt the rate
of seventy-five miles nn hour. Fully n mile
and a half was traveled ere the engineer und
brakeman were able to stop the train.
A Cruel Stepftathcr.
Ora Hcmins , a boy of about fourteen , who
liad no coat on , was arraigned nt the police
court on the charge of vagrancy , his mother
being the complaining witness. His case
was continued till 3 p. m. The boy has not
n vicious appearance and Mr. H. II. Howard ,
for whom the lap is working , says that Ora
is outrageously abused by his mother nnd
stepfather. Mr. Howard appeals in his de
fense mid says that he has always fouud Ora
n good and tractable boy. Ho says thnt the
stepfather has been seen to knock down the
ad and kick him into the street , bcsmes
practicing other cruelties on him. The boy
ms become afraid to slay nt home nnd sleeps
n barns and any other place ho can find ,
Mr. Howard says thnt Hemins is the fellow
who was arrested last summer on the charere
of obtaining tnoncy under false pretenses ,
while his wife was the principal In a squab
ble over a fence , th.it was aired in the police
court. The lad himself expresses n doubt ias
o his mother being really married to Hem-
Tlio Now lilno tlomocn
niul Chicago Ills Scheme.
The report that another road , known as
the Chicago , Kansas City t Omixhn , is lo
bo built botwec-n Kansas City and Chicago
1ms boon a source of much conjecture In
railway clrelos. Connected with the report
Is the statement that branch lines will bo
constructed to St. Joseph and Omaha. Con-
sbrvnlivo rallroftil men nre. of the opinion
that the project Is not an tndupondcnt one ,
hut that it is a scheme devised by some of
the Kansas City lines In order to ccntrnllro
ports of delivery. There are seven roads
plying between ICnnaas City ami Chlongo at
present , but the bulk of Iho Irntlhi I raanlp-
Minted by the Alton , it having the most
direct rente , These who have given the sub
ject n thought nro of the odinion Ihnttho now
load In n project of Jay Gould nml ho has devised -
vised this scheme In order to have direct
communication between polnls on his great
southwestern system anil Chicago. As yet ,
the Insulc fenliiros of the project have not
boon innilo public , Walter Drown , of Kau
nas City , Is president of Iho company that Is
reported to no lit Iho bncK of the enterprise
and the fact that ho 1ms in tlio past boon Asso
ciated with .lay Gould projects has led to the
theory that the new system is backed by the
railroad king _ _ J _
ArinniN Will Not Resign.
A , it. WcUiorby , of lioston , a hcnvy own
er In the silver mines of Colorado , Is In Oma
ha en route ; o Iho mineral fields. Mr. Woth-
erby Is said to bo nn Intimate friend of
Charles Trancis Adams. When nskcd eon-
corning the report thnt Adams Intended to
resign niul that Holcomb was lo bo his suc
cessor lie said : "I do net know Holcomb
personally , but you tan Mute thai Mr. Adams
is not going to rcsicn the presidency of the
Union Pacific , 1 have this from his own lips
and no longer than several days ago , when I
was leaving Hoston. Mr. Adnins was
greatly disappointed over the failure
of Iho passage of the Outli-
watte bill , but feels conlldcnt that
sMeh legislation will sooner or later be en
acted. All this talk about his intention to
resign , I think Is but Iho rerfultof gossip , Just
like any other rumor that is put ntloat. To
be candid , U would bo hard to flnd n man to
Hll Ills positloniand , in case anything nhoulil
turn up that would incapacitate him , his suc
cessor would undoubtedly bo nn eastern
man. Hut , as nfTnirs stand at present , the
presidency Ot the road will bo filled by Mr.
Adams. Ho Is the representative of the
13oston faction nnd is regarded by Mr. Ames
ns a reliable mnn for the position ho occu
pies. " t _
Htibnrlmn Trains to Mnnnwn.
The Union Pacific is considering the advis
ability of extending its suburban service U )
Lake Mnnawa by constructing a branch
track from Council Bluffs direct to tlio lake.
In connection with this , the owners of the
property abutting on the hike are arranging
plans for the construction of an olepant hotel
which is to Do located on the bench and ad
jacent to the proposed track of tlio Union
Pacific. The property is largely owned by
Minneapolis parties. The building will bo
throe stories high and cost about # 15,000.
The Union Pacili6 , should the dcallio effected ,
will erect n passenger depot adjacent to Iho
hotel. The initial stcns will soon bo taken
by both projectors.
A Now Hallway Publication.
The Station Agent Is thn name of a now
railroad magazine published at Cleveland , O ,
It is edited by U. W. Wright , an old-ti o
Journalist who has Just retired from the posi
tion of railroad editor of the Cleveland Plain
Dealer. The policy .of the paper will bo
worked in accordance with its title , and in
its first issue the extensive territory which
it aims to cover is well worked for news ,
The peculiar nnd attractive feature of the
edition is its devotion to biographical sketches
and personal news ,
W , D. Ransom , chief clerk in the office of
the superintendent of the Nebraska division
of the Union Pacific , boasts over the arrival
of a bouncing girl that came to his homo IKia
South Twenty-third street Sunday.
General Traffic Manngor Mellon of the
Union Pacific , will leave Wednesday for St.
Louis whcro on Thursday ho will attend
Wo conference of general managers called to
make -ccitain changes In conformity with
tlic presidents' agiccmcnt.
Cmt'Aoo , March 4. The visible supply for
the week ending March 2 , ns compiled uy
the secretary of the Chicago uoanl of trade ,
is as follows :
Wheat . 32,00(1.000 (
Corn . , . 15,833,000
Oats . r , 7bXJ3 (
Hye . v . 1.00ilH ! > 0
Urn-ley . 1,833,000
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in half the lime ; it docs the work for you. " _
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We use Ivory Soap altogether ; it cleans more easily nnd quicKly than
any other kind , and I find the clothes last as long again. My folks
won't let me use washing powder. "
"Of course they won't , neither will mine , but I use it anyhow. I don t
care to save their clothes at the expense of my time nnd back. "
lannilross' tlmo nnd liack , or
Header , which do you raluo most , your
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MESSRS. PROCTER & GAMBLE ,
CINCINNATI , OHIO. *
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