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Eoino of the IntcrcHtltiz Articles Pre
pared Porltco Ilcndorfl
l-'or Twelve Dollars < t Year Carp tolls ,
In his own Interesting style , how the Chinese
coollororka In In his native laud. ( Copy
Surveyors in the IIocMcs Exciting ex
periences In the location of the Union Pacific ,
related by Andrew Koso water.
Let the nine Laws Hf.st Elizabeth Cady
Btanton oxprnsscs her vlons on the Sunday
now spaper and nmusements with her customary
frankness , nnd in a manner which will chal-
'lengo the attention of the clergy and Sabbath
Early Rcmtnucencc * of Omaha Dr.
Miller tolls of ( Jmoral ( Sherman's arrival and
excursion over the Union Pacific.
Minstrelsy In. tlic Old Times Rurt cork
urttsts fifty years ago and tno fortunes that
Mimic Earth , Sea nnd Shy A. dramatic
critic talks of matters both ooforo and behind
Charley Fischer's Hoys The old-tlmo
Omaha flro chief and the able 'lighters who
helped him control the tlauios before the aay
of paid Drcmcn.
"Fortunes in Horse Flcth 'Iho flno trot
ting stock owned In Omaha nnd whcr o they
In the Barbers' Hands Peculiarities of
fionio well known Omahuns In the parlors of
the tonsoriul artists.
Canyht Jack in t/icUoc / An old baggiigo-
man's experience/with ubnxed-up robber , and
other thrilling episodes on the rail.
A Complete Snortlnu Department The
events of the week given In detail , with a fore
cast ot coming attractions.
Tun administration is not likely to
forgot Nebraska in the distribution of
IT is the Jippropriution bill with the
strongest lobby that has first place on
the general files.
THIS number of days of grace the
legislature has yet to live can now bo
counted on ono'a linger ends.
THE journeymen tailors and bosses
are trying to patch up their breaches.
The public pants for an early and har
Tins county commi&sionors may not
hoar the loud complaints against the
poor house management , but a little
later they may hear something drop as
TALK will not span the Missouri river
with ft rallrdfid lividgo. United action
on the part of leading citi/.ons , coupled
with a willingness to put money in the
enterprise , arc the essentials.
A OBN'HiiA.ij movement of the western
Iiog market is reported all along the
line. If this continues much longer the
pork packing for the present season
will exceed all previous records.
CM5VELA.ND and a fragment of his
cabinet propose a raid on Cuba , to an
nex a few cubits of Carrlboan air.
'There is goino danger that the ex-presi
dent will put a , veto on the gulf stream.
N railroads are making Her
culean efforts to inflate the revenue and
satisfy the demands of stockholders for
dividends. The job in many instances
is a painful waste of labor. Watered
stock produces emaciated treasuries.
Tun charters of two railroad bridges
across the Missouri at Omaha are slick
ing out of ox-Conjrrosainan McShaue's
inside poukot. This is an opportunity
not to bo missed by any road seeking
un entrance into our city.
OMAHA plves evidence in every
direction of reawakened vigor. The
lethargy of winter has given , place
to spring activity , and the vim of busy
life is cheerfully felt in bu&lnoss and
building circles and in public ; works ,
TUB inauguration of inspection of
Block on the hoof in South Omaha is al
ready showing beneficial rosu'.tn. Ped
dlers of diseased and muuglod beef are
compelled to seek a more profitable
market , and give South Omaha a wide
Till ! committee of the council which
lias gene to Chicago to oxatnino the
electrical sub-ways of that city will find
there the most satisfactory system in
operation , Chicago has successfully
splvcd the problem of underground
wires , and its example la rapidly being
followed by other cities. The committee
cannot fail to pYoflt by its visit , and the
council by its Instructions will bo the
bolter able to deal with the overhead
vrlro uulsanco ut homo.
The control of both branches of the
legislature has passed Into the hands ot
the jobbers. Every interest Booking an
appropriation , and every moniboj * with
n pot measure In tow , have formed an
Directive comblno to enrich themselves
or their friends at the oxp'snso of the
state. This fact is conspicuously demon
strated by the "proceedings. The pas
sage ot Doss Stout's bill for $19,000 for
alleged extra worlc on the capital build
ing , is ono of the most dlsgracof ul raids
over mndo on the state treasury. With
out adequate examination or explana
tion the bill was rushed through by the
startling vote ot twenty-tour to four.
No attempt was made by the comblno
to examine Into the merits of
the bill or to soouro an Itemized
ized statement of the material
used or time consumed in doing
the work. Such examination would
have intorforrod with the success of the
job nnd brought down on the weak-
kneed member. * the wrath of the boss.
The unanimity of the combine and
their purpose to stand together for
plunder was further demonstrated by
the action of the housa on the appro
priations. Every nttompt to cut down
extravagant bills and protect the tax
payers was mot with subterfuge and
parliamentary trickery , in which the
members of the comblno are adopts ,
and the bill passed against the protests
of a bravo minority , with shameless
How to overcome the ovll inlluonco of
this combine and prevent the deple
tion of the treasury , is a seri
ous question for the pcoplo. The
number of jobs and downright
steals on the files is appalling. Busi
ness is weeks behind nnd the files are
packed with bills in various stages of
progress * The good and the bad are
lumped' together , and the odds are
largely In favor of the comblno getting
everything asked for , while the people
got left. The only hope Is that the
rugged honesty ot the minority will
smash this mercenary combination , or
by persistent fighting bury the good and
the bad in ono gtavo. Bettor that a
good bill should parish than to procure
its passage by sacrificing manhood on
the altar of Mammon.
The senate by a close vote decided to
indefinitely postpone the beef inspection
bill introduced in that body , the text of
which has boon printed in THE BEE.
This action is to bo approved on the
ground that the numerous details and
requirements ot the measure would
have proved a serious hardship to the
packing interest ot the state , a porplcx-
ity and annoyance to butchers carrying
on an extensive business , and undoubt
edly would not have boon gen
erally enforced. A proper and
efficient system of beef inspection ,
which will fully protect .consumers
against diseased meat , is certainly nec-
c.osary , but this may bo secured without
the complex requirements provided in
the bill which the senate has indefi
nitely disposed of.
A simple and effective inspection law
should bo passed by the present legisla
ture. It is required not alone in the in
terest of our own people , but as an as
surance to the rest ot the country that
there is an ample inspection system in
this state. The warfare that has. been
made in n number of the eastern states
upon western dressed bcofhas for its most
po'ont argument the assertion that
there is not an adequate system of beef
inspection in tno west. Nebraska
should do its part to refute this asser
tion and to satisfy the beef consumers
of the east that equally with our own
pcoplo they are fully protected against
meats unfit for consumption.
THE S l.UOAiV COKFEREXCC.
The president has appointed John A.
Knsson of Iowa , William Walter Phelps
of Now York , and George II. Bates of
Delaware , to represent the United
States in the conference to be held in
Berlin regarding Satnoan affairs. Better -
tor selections than the first two gentle
men could not have boon made. Mr.
K ass on lias had diplomatic experience ,
having represented the government
most acceptably as minister to Austria ,
while ho is otherwise well equipped by
the knowledge acquired in the public
service for sojmportant a mission. Mr.
Phelps is ono of the best informed men
in the country on international law ,
having boon for years a member of the
foreign ulTairs committee of the house
of representatives , and is otherwise a
man of superior ability. Information
regarding Mr. Bates is lacking , but it
can safely boassumed , that he is worthy
of the confidence which his selection
attests. The qualifications and charoc
tor ol those representatives ot the
United States warrant full faith that
the Berlin conference will result In no
sacrifice or compromise of any rights or
Interests which thU country shall claim
The proposal for a conference at
Berlin , in continuation of the
inconclusive conference hold at
Washington in 18S7 , came from
the Oi'rman government and
was promptly accepted by our govern
ment. The Washington conference
grow out of a series of unlawful acts
committed by the German anil Ameri
can consuls at Apia , extending through
two or throe years , tha history of which
is not of present interest. Tho.su acts
were not sustained by either of the gov
ernments IntorostcJ , and they produced
a great deal of disorder In Samoa , In
the tnldst of this the American aocro-
tary of stat o proposed a conference bo-
tw * > on himself and the British and Cor- !
rnan ministers at Washington with a
view to the restoration of ordur in
Samoa. This proposal was mudo In
Juno , 1SS(5 ( , but owing to the tardy
acquiesucno of Bism-.irck the conference -
once was not hold until a year attor. It
soon beciuno apparjut that tha views ot
the German government wcro different
from tliojo ontort'.ilnod ' by Uu Ameri
can government , and on the num im
portant point discussed , the mulntoii-
unco of the autonomy of Samoa , upon
which Mr. Bayard insisted , the BrltUh
representative , Saokvlllo West , was in
agreement with th'o German mlnUtur ,
who proposed that the adiilnistr.itfou
of Sumonn atluir.s should bu'ciintrolloJ
by the power having the commercial
propoiidorouco In Samoa , of course
meaning Germany , a condition wholly
Inconsistent with the autonomy ot the
islands. After a number of sessions of
the conference , oxtondlng through a
montht it was adjourned until the au
tumn In order to enable the members to
consult with their rospootlro govern
ments , but before the period for resum
ing the conference arrived Germany
had overthrown the rolgning king ,
Maliotoa.aiid sot up the puppet nf that
power , Tamassoo , in his place. This
put an and to the conference.
The d ordec in Samoa has continued ,
and the menace to American interests
there from the nggroBsh'o policy of th o
Germans finally led our government to
adopt a moro vigorous course than that
of diplomatic correspondence to protect
those Interests. Finding in the action
of the executive and iho temper of
congress that this government had at
last determined to assort itself , Bis
marck proposed another conference ,
to bo hold at Berlin , at which it is ex
pected all the questions involved In t ho
Samoan complication will bo perma
nently settled. The prosldont has
acted none too promptly in appointing
the representatives of the United
States , for it is reasonably believed that
Germany has boon making the host of
the time since the proposal for n con
ference was accepted in strengthening
her power in Samoa. Pending the
mooting of the conference and the con
clusion of Its deliberations she will bo
constrainedto put a chock upon her
THE ST. LOUIS MIAT CONVENTION.
The Inter-stato convention of mem
bers of the legislatures of various states ,
called together at St. Louis to investi
gate the * alleged beef trust , adopted
resolutions condemning trusts and call
ing upon the states to pass local Inspec
tion laws for cattle on the hoof. The
result of the convention is somewhat
disappointing , . ! ! ! view of what had boon
promised. It was expected that there
would bo convincing evidence presented
regarding the existence of n hoof syn
dicate , together with facts showing the
damage to the interests of cattle raisers
resulting from its operations , but the
convention was rather barren of this
sort of information in an authentic
form , though there was enough in the
way of allegation.
The discussion of local inspection dis
closed the fact that selfish interests
wore in the ascendant , and consequently
the recommendation of the convention ,
in this particular is likely to have very
little influence. The more this beef
question is investigated the mpro com
plicated it becomes from the conflicting
interests each of which is seeking to
obtain the advantage. From such a
state of things there is danger of in
jury to all. The effect of the "diseased
meat" scare is very likely to materially
damage our market abroad for all kinds
of moat products. Particularly in Ger
many and Franco the foolish cry that
has boon raised in this country for
selfish purposes will bo taken up by the
stock raisers of those countries as a
powerful argument to exclude' Amer
ican beef as well as pork from.thoir _
markets. This is a condition of the
question which the farmers and stock
raisers interested in a foreign as well
as a homo market should carefully con
A PROMISE OF PERMANENCE.
The election of Mr. A. F. Walker , of
tno inter-state commerce commission ,
as chairman of the Intcr-stato Com
merce Railway association , with a gua
rantee for three years at a salary of
twenty-five thousand dollars a year , is
reassuring of a serious purpose 4o give
permanence to the association. It ap
pears that some of the railroad officials
in the arrangement had doubts as to
the expediency of making so extended
an engagement with Mr. Walker , in
view of the possibility that the associa
tion might not hold together throe
years , but as ho would accept the chair
manship upon no other conditions the
New York bankers , who appear to bo
the controlling force in the association ,
insisted upon the acceptance of his
terms , and the matter was at once
This of course does not make it cer
tain that the association will continue
for three years , but it is evidence of a
general dcsiro to maintain it , and this
is important. Railroad officials have
recently learned something- from the
action of congress that ought to im
prove their disposition to carry out
the prime object of their asso
ciation , us a faithful compliance
with the provisions- the inter
state law , nnd if the instruction has
hnd this effect there is favorable premise -
iso that the association will' bo main
tained , and Mr. Walker will not find
his position a vary onerous or difficult
ono. The amendments to the inter
state commerce act make violations of
the law prctly serious business , while
they make offenses ot all thoao dovlcos
whioh have enabled tricky and unscru
pulous railroad officials to gala advan
tage of compotltois. Secret rate cut
ting can no longer do service to attract
business , and thus a prolific source of
rate wars has been removed , while un-
dorbllllng , undorwolghing , improper
classification , and other unlawful con
trivances , will Involve much greater
risks than heretofore. As it Is not ap
parent that any railroad will liuve any
thing to gain by refusing to join others
In an agreement to comply with the
law , while it is obvious that there are
aomu advantages to bo obtained from
association , there is reason to expect
that the " ' " -
"gentlemen's" agreement m-iy
have a prolonged existence , undergoing
simply from tlma to tlma such modifica
tions as circumstances and changed
conditions shall render necessary. It
is to bo hoped that It will , and that the
country has seen the end for a long
time of wasteful and demoralizing rail
Tllti DEPOT PROJECT ,
The long-agitated project of u union
depot in Omaha appears to have reached
a point wlioro there is moro favorable
promise of its consummation than at
any previous time fora number of years.
TMK UKK has boon for some time in pos
session of the facts regarding the pro
gress of the negotiations for this much
titid very important enterprise ,
v J -
and althottjfh it cannot now bo said that
its accomplishment is n foregone con
clusion , there is every reason to believe
that the arrangements to carry it out
will bo effected at an early day.
The consummation of this project
will bo n simple not of justice to Omaha ,
but it will bo none the loss heartily wel
comed by flur people. Had the Union
Pacific kept faith with the city Omaha
would long ago have been in
the enjoyment of the advan
tages and benefits of a union
depot , and'Jinqucstionably those would
have holfdu most materially to its
prosperity and progress. The now
management of that corporation is
apparently heartily disposed to regard
the obligation to the city , nnd this
reassuring fact justifies the expectation
thnt the union depot project will not
much longer bo delayed.
THK city of Omaha supports a func
tionary on its pay rolls who enjoys a
most lucrative sinecure. This impor
tant personage is called the post house
officer and for two years has drawn pay
at the rate ot fifty dollars a month for
warming his office chair at the poor
farm. There is no reason why this
official should not bo required by the
council to earn his salary by assuming
the duties of a sanitary officer under the
control of the board of health. The post
house officer is a useless burden to the
taxpayers. The office should , there
fore , bo abolished or combined with
that of sanitary inspection for the city.
THE reorganization of the territorial
government of Dakota by the appoint
ment of Mr. Mellotto as the successor of
Governor Church , nnd the removal of
Secretary McCormack , who will bo suc
ceeded by a man entirely acceptable to
the people , will Improve the political
situation in the territory. The action
of the administration in this matter
was most commendable , and has boon
received with great satisfaction by the
pcoplo of Dakota , who want no obstacles
or hindorances to the work preliminary
to statehood , The majority of the pco
plo and the territorial government will
now bo In complete harmony.
CHICAGO has hurried another com
missioner to Canada to forward the
cause of reciprocity and commercial
union. The secrecy surrounding his
departure was n precautionary measure
to in urc the safety of a gripsack con
taining $100,000 collected from various
employers. , 'Tho mission will detain
him in thq. ' ominion for an indefinite
period. ' < i
THE publication of the compiled city
ordinances.ordered by the council
months ago should no longer ue delayed.
The lackof such a convenient reference
.book too oftoil loaves city officials ignor
ant of their'exact duties , and causes
them greafj inconvenience in finding
the text of municipal regulations.
PRESIDENT/HAUKISOX / ! will carry out
the policy of ) the last administration in
building upi % ' strong navy. Moral in
fluence mayjio a good thingfor a nation
as great asUho United Slates , but a
display of pTiysical peratiasion at times
goes much farther in dealing with
THE people of South Dakota had bet
tor keep their weather eye wide open.
The movement of the prohibitionists to
insert a prohibition clause in the con
stitution should bo nipped in the bud.
Prohibition in the now state would be
as serious to its prosperity as a killing
frost in August.
THE triangular alliance in-tho county
board is disposed to investigate the
evils which have been brought to pub
lic attention , out is not particularly
anxious to turn the light on the vault
balcony bill. It will not do to charge it
to a mind diseased. The people de
mand a bill of particulars.
THE Illinois appellate court shows a
wholesome disregard for the ethics of
the medical profession by alllrming the
right of a doctor to advertise his busi
ness. This innovation will not diminish
the general anxiety for dead-head no
THE appellate court of Chicago has
affirmed the decision of the lower courts
that a physician may advertise his busi
ness in newspapers without risking the
forfeiture of his license. This decision
may not bo professional , but it is legal
nnd bears the stamp of common sense.
A SAVING of from twenty-five to fifty
percent in letting the contract for the
state printing to the lowest responsible
bidder , is the most potent argument for
the defeat of the bill to legalize the
public printing stoal.
One Crop That Novnr Falls.
Il'dshdiolon 1'icsi ,
Wo apnrohcnd no failure on the part of
President Harrison to Unit citizen ? who can
bo persuaded to accept such olllclnl favors as
he may have to bestow.
TomlJstoncH fur the Democrats.
Cedar /tajt/ifc / Oazrtte.
As Secretary , proctor is the most oxtonslvo
marble dealer in the country ho ought to
t'lvo our democratic friends a liberal dis
count on tombstones during his term ,
lien Not Hurcl to Find.
General Benjamin F , Butler's blunt state
ment that ho iq not suoUIuK uiiy ofllco does
credit to his judgment. Ho Knows mighty
well that if any.oUlco acts out to soak him It
will find film without any trouble.
Imnutry's Ltady MncUiHli.
.SI. limit UlvlC'Deiiiocrat.
Mrs. Langtrj-ltaya she bad to give up the
part of LadyJMuobeth on account of her
health. And yet' wo have an idea that if
tliero was any sickness occasioned by her
personation of that ohuructcr , most of it was
distributed througlt the audience.
Chlmyo Tribune ,
Postma&tor ut Charleston , W. Va. ( glaring
wildly at a tnblo full of mail matter ad.
drowod to "Ills Excellency the Governor" )
Any republican that wants tny Job can
tiuvo It , and I don't care u blank and a dash
and a row of asterisks bow boon , either , by
gum ! " _ _
, From nn Ohio Standpoint.
Cincinnati Coinmciftal Gatette.
This Is a fro country. There is nothing In
the law to prevent un ho 1103 1 man from
an ofUao. Wo imagine that much of
this complaint about the scramble comes
from a few wlio Imngmo they boss the pig
troughs , nnd that no other snout In to bo lull
In until they had their fill , Lot the boys go
In. The more the merrier. If they don't
sco what thojr want let them ask for U.
The Hands That Toll.
The Iron business Is reported dull In the
Mnlionlng and Chonango valleys.
5 The Reading Hardware company's now
works nt Reading , Pn. , will start up In a
few wcoks with 700 men.
Owing to the destruction by flro of Uur-
nctt's Blnck Diamond fllo works , Philadel
phia , Pa. , yfO men will bo out of employment
for n month.
Machine Wood Workers' Union No. 10 of
Now York will talco the Initiative In formIng -
Ing a council of furniture workers and kind *
The sheet mill of the Reading Iron works ,
at Reading , Pa , , suspended operations on
Saturday , nnd 200 men have been thrown out
unities Burns of Verona , near Plttsburg ,
Pa. , after several years' experimenting , has
discovered the lost art of welding copporand
a company will nt once erect a plant to util
Qlt Is said that jsomo of the Monongauola
river coal operators are strongly In favor of
shutting down their mines attain and keep
ing them closed until there is an improve
ment In the coal business.
Eleven charters wcro granted to now local
unions throughout the country last month by
the United Brotherhood ot Carpenters nnd
Joiners of America. Five hundred and four
charters nro outstanding.
On April 1 the pranito cutters of Now York
will demand $4 a daj of nlno hours for live-
days In the week and eight hours on Satur
day. The employers htivo been notified of
the demand. The granlto cutters are thor
oughly organized. *
About nine-tenths of all the clay nipes
manufactured in the United States are made
In Urooklyn , N. Y , , where three factories
nro located thnt turn out 15,000 gross ntniu-
ally. The clay comes from AVoodhrldgo , N.
J. , and costs nt the factory ? 5 per ton.
Rapid progress Is being mudo in the erec
tion of the Stoubenvlllo rolling mill nt All-
karma , O. Both In method of construction
and machinery equipment the mill will bo
ouo of the most complete in the country.
When In full operation it will employ about
four hundred men.
STATE AND TKKKITOIIV.
Over ono thousand feet of flats will bo
erected In Hastings this season.
The Hastings water mains will probably
bo extended two miles this season.
There is talk of extending the Fremont
street railway line to the cemetery If sum-
dent encouragement is given.
JCSSD Gundy has been elected general man-
nccr or the UrDken How & Western railroad ,
under the temporary organisation.
The Mlnden board of trade has completed
its llrst year of existence and looks back
with pride on the good it has accomplished.
The Loup county authorities have rounded
up and heavily lined n man for peddling1 dis
eased meat to the citizens of Aluioria and
William McGulrea wealthy Colfax county
farmer , was .run away with ut Sehuylornnd
thrown from his wagon , Ills skull being frac
tured , but it is thought that ho will recover.
Owing to the limited opportunities for sol
emnizing marriages in Blalnc county , there
is great competition among the ministers and
Justices of the peace where there is a pros
pect of a job. It became known the oilier
day that ono of the best citizen farmers liv
ing near Brewster was daily expecting the
arrival of his bridc-to-bo from the Empire
state , and the whole" judicial and clerical
force of the county has camped on his farm ,
awaiting her arrival.
A coon was captured on a business street
in Keokuk the other day.
A secular union has been formed by the
freethinkers of DCS Molties.
The Davenport roller snating rink has
been transformed Into a livery stable.
The Marshalltown shippers nro paying 15
cents a bushel for onions and potatoes.
An effort 'is being made to establish a
Christian home for young women at DCS
Dubuquc merchant ? are mad bccauso the
ordinance against transient merchants is not
The Dubuque water company is assessed
by the city for $319,010. , Its city taxes
amount to $3,015.00.
A Muscntino teamster wants the city to
pay him $550 for an old gray horse which
was fatally injured by falling on the street.
There nro already live candidates In the
flojd for the ofllco of sheriff of Poweshiek
county , and it is rumored that others will bo
on hand In duo time.
It is estimated that the farmers of south
western Iowa have 00 per cent of lust year's
corn crop In cribs and it will not come out
until prices are higher.
About the 1st of December the Eldonbank
discounted n WJO note on Amos Taylor , payIng -
Ing % ! 5 for it to u man who gavoiho name of
George M. Wright , who claimed that. ho was
u brother to J. 0. Wright , dealer In musical
Instruments nt Falrlleld. He buid Taylor
gave the note lor n piano. The note has
turned out to bo a forgery and the bank is
out | 3J.i. Georjio Al. Wright was a fraud
and canno ; bo found.
The Deadwood Y. M. C. A. Ls ono year old ,
St. Lawrcnco now has a butter and egg
A number of residences are being ercctod
nt Lead City.
There is a gront dcmcnd for farm liunds la
The farmers of Pcnnington county have
formed an alliance.
The now cheese factory at Carthage will
bo in operation May 15.
There Is n seircity of oats at Whltewood ,
and the prevailing price is from $1 to $1.20 u
The farmers of Eagle township , In Brulo
county , have organised un nlllunco with
twenty-nine charter members.
The Central Dakota Immigration huroau
has been organized at Aberdeen by the real
estate dealers of that section.
The citizens of Mitchell will vote , April 2 ,
on the question of Incorporating the city un
der the general laws of the territory.
Several diamond drills are said to have
been purchased by parties Interested In
Black HillH mines , with the intention of
using thorn in the vicinity of Rapid City thU
Funeral or Admiral Duvin.
WASHINGTON , March U. The funeral of
th'o Late Admiral Uavl * tosk plaoo from the
ICbbitt house to-day. Tlio rouutns worn In
terred in the Rook Orcolc church aometary.
The pall bearers were Admiral Porter , VIoo
Admiral Rowan , Hour Admiral Stembol.
Roar Admiral Leo , UoramodoroValk3r and
French A ( fairs.
PAIIIS , March If. Da Froyclnot , minister
of war , has assumed the duties of the oulco
of minister of the navy , mttdo vacant by the
death of Admiral Jaurus , until his successor
Provincial maslstrates have hoon Instructed
to search the houses of the leaders of the
patriotic league in their respective Jurisdic
tions , and to talco possession of any docu
ments of un Incriminating character ,
A Hnnk ofFr.infjo Danlal.
PAKIS , March 14. The Batik of Franco au-
thorltloa formally ( Jony the trutli of the reported -
ported resignation of Mollot , thu governor ,
and ono of the dlrastora of tau bvik. They
also believe the rumar of the resignation of
directors without foundation.
Mattliexv * ' Condition.
WASHINGTON , March U. Justice Matthews
ls not vvoll to-day nnd lias Ind another of the
rolupws which have nurkoJ tuo prtignus of
PASTOR 5IINEIIART ON TRIAL
Ecclesiastical Authorltloa Sit lu
Judgment ou His Oaso.
ST. PAUL'S LITERALLY PACKED.
The Defendant Confident of n Com-
Iilcto Vlndlontlo.i Proceeding * In
the Supreme Court Lin
LINCOI.K BUIIEAU orTHRUuAiu BECK , }
1029 P STHBRT ,
LINCOLN , March . H. I
It may bo said that the courting season tn
Lincoln Is fairly on. The district and supreme
ourts give up a dally grind. Sprlng-lllto
weather Invites the smitten swain nnd cooing
maiden , nnd they join Issues across the gar
den gato. The ecclesiastical authorities of
the Methodist Episcopal church , duly ap
pointed , sits In St. Paul's to pass judgment
upon the guilt or innoccnco of Pastor
MInohnrt , charged with heresy , lying , deceit
nnd general conduct unbecoming n Christian
minister. Tha trial commenced ut 11) )
o'clock this morning. Presiding JOlder
Miller read the charges against
Mlnehart promptly nt the appointed
hour and the reverend gentleman entered the
plea of not guilty. Dr. Miller presides. Rev.
f. II. Prcsson , of Seward , appears for the
church nnd the accused , assisted by Rov. O.
II. Dalrymplo , of Valparaiso , defend the
Issues joined when the plea was formally
entered. Rov. W. B. Alexander , of Plutta-
mouth ; Rov. R. 'Pearson , of Nebraska City ;
Rov. R. G. Adams , of Falnnount ; Rov. H.
Lanoy , of Do Witt ; Ruv. W. G. Barker , of
Sutton ; Rov. L. . F. Britt , of Hastings ; Rov.
G. II. Moulton , of Geneva ; Rov. G. M.
Coulter , of David City , nnd Rov. 13. J. Bird ,
of Raymond , sit ns the jury , nnd when thu
testimony for nnd against has all been sub
mitted will report findings of fact ami pass
upon the guilt or innoeoneo of the
accused. The trial excites the Interest of
the religious circles of the city , nnd the leo-
turo room of St , Paul's church has been
literally "packed" throughout the day. It
may bo said that standing room was at a
premium. Representatives of every church
in Lincoln wcio In attendance , while from
St. Paul's nnd Grace there was a perfect
outpouring. Friends nnd enemies of the
accused minister sprinkled the audience.
There was no dearth of olther. JNods mid
smiles told the story of satisfaction on the
part of those Interested when n point was
scored against Mlnehart , while emphatic )
shakes of the head gave evidence nt times
that the truth , the whole truth and nothing
bat the truth hud not been told.
The trial commenced by taking up
the charges In systematic orucr. Thomas
K. Moore , n member of Grace church , was
the first witness called. Ho went upon the
stand nt an early hour of the morning ses
sion. Ho was called to sustain the llrst
charge that of dissesslon and the court did
not turn him over to the defense until 2:30 :
o'clock this afternoon. His testimony was
damaging to Mlnolmrt , and was unshaken in
the cross-examination. But , it is said , however -
over , that sharp rebuttal testimony will bo
introduced at the proper time. A motif ; other
things , Mr. Moore said that Mlnehart had
dubbed his opposcrsand some of his brethren
in the ministry snakes , vipers , toads ana
leeches. His language in the pulpit at dif
ferent times was described nt length. Witness
thought that It was calculated to sow seeds
of discord and breed dissension. The no
tions of the accused were considered in the
pulpit , ou the streets , at his homo and in
making pastoral calls. Mlnehart conducted
the cross-examination. It was orderly nnd
fairly well conducted. The general demeanor
at the church is quiet , and the countenances
of tunny say , in so many words , "A blight
has fallen upon us. " The indications are
strong thattho trial will bo drawn out to
great length. It is impossible to close the
examination in the first count to-day. The
ilrst witness at this hour , 3 o'clock , is still
on iho stand.
Mlnebart , in a word , said to day , "Await
the end and pass no judgment. My life , my
honor and my Integrity are at stake. I still
boliavo that 1 will bo vindicated from every
charge. " Ho looks somewhat cnreworn , and
docs not walk with that same clastic step
that characterized him n few weeks ago. Ho
evidently feels his position keenly , and every
move on his part indicates u deeply sensitive
nature. His church is rather evenly divided.
There nro two biff sides to the story now before
fore the ecclesiastical tribunal. It is fair to
await the findings of the jury.
District Court Grist.
The jury in the case of Giles vs. Hunt
found for the defendant and assessed the
damages nt3. Huff impounded Giles'cat
tlo for trespass , and asked damages to the
amount of $ o. Giles said no , rcplovined the
cattle , took the matter Into the courts and
now has to pay $3 and costs , which amounts
to considerable over $101) ) . Notice of appeal
to the supreme court has not been filed.
The cause of Frank Howe vs. Stevens
Bros. , on trial before Hon. A. W. Field nnd
a jury , was commenced yesterday afternoon
ut the hour the case of Giles vs. Huff wan
given to the jury , and the testimony in tha
case has not yet concluded. The action
originates in un Occident which occurred on
the 23th of August , 1SSO , when the Buck-
stun bulldlnir , near the old Metropolitan hotel
on West street , was In course of erection :
and it is to recover compensation for per
sonal Injuries. The defendants wcro the con
tractors for thnt buililincr , and the plaintiff
was a bricklayer in their employ. He was
nt work upon a scaffold Insldo the building *
nnd It pave way mul hewai thrown over the
wall nnd down to the ground on the outsldo.
The immediate result to him was some In *
Jury to ono nnklo multho fracture of n wrist
bono. Ho was stunned by the shock , nnd
when ho recovered consciousness was car
ried Into the odlco Of the Metropolitan hotel ,
where his wounds were dressed , the wrist
set and bandaged by a surgeon. In a short
tltuo gnngronn tot In , nnd it became neces
sary to amputate the limb nbovo the Injury.
The plaintiff sets up that this disabled him
from following his occupation ns n bricklayer ,
nt which , during the season , ho earned ( .450
per day. Ho had also sufTorod prent tmln ,
nnd ns ho alleged that th'o scaffold had bocn
negligently constructed , ho nsks the Jury to
givu him compensation for his losses. Ho Is
now able to bo about , but still suffers from
the Injury ho rccolx'od to his leg , nnd during
the summers of 1337 nnd 13S3 ho wns em
ployed ns inspector for the city works fdr
which ho received ) per day. The defense
Is n denial of negligence In the construction
of the scaffold , nnd It Is also asserted that
when the accident occurred thiS plaintiff
might have saved himself by merely stopping
on another plank. Further , It is claimed
that such nn injury ns had been received
ought not naturally to have resulted In nm-
putatlon ; that the Impaired circulation
which caused the gnngrono might have como
out of the physical condition of the plalntitf.
The cause will not bo given to the jury be
fore night. An earnest legal light is lu
Urlcfn to Bo Submitted.
The hoard of secretaries of the state board
of transportation recommend thnt brlofs bo
submitted In the Covlnglon complaint against
the Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis & Omalm
railroad company , nsKlng for the reinstate
ment of depot facilities within the corporate
limits of Covlngton , basing claims upon u
sort of resolution ordinance granting right
of way through the streets of the town to
the road and conditioning that depot facil
ities bo maintained. The points thnt the
board seek to bring out uro whether or not
the purported ordinance granting the right
of way to the road constitutes a perpetual
contract , and whether or not the road has n
right to abandon the streets nnd cease to
maintain n depot. It KCcnm thnt
the gist of the complaint hangs upon the
ordinance , and that If It Is sustained it will
bo upon the proposition that the contract was
not voidable , hcnco not void ,
Ollloinl Matte or Ilecord.
The records In the office of the secretary
of state show that during the month of Feb
ruary eight convicts were received nt the
state penitentiary nnd that nlno wcro dis
charged , their time having expired. March
1 , there wcro 313 convicts under Warden
Hopkins' Immediate care nnd supervision.
The monthly report of Commandant Hammond
mend shows that tliero are sixty-six inmates
nt the soldiers'and sailors' homo and ilvo
members of families , making n total of
seventy-one. The report further shows that
that tliero nro three absentees with leave
and one without. General condition of the
Institution nnd its work reported to bo good ,
The Pnxton & Vlorltng Iron Works com
pany , of Omaha , tiled amended urtlclos to
day. The amount of the capital stock Is
raised to $200,000- , which Is divided Into shuros
of $100 each , and must bo paid up wlioii
Issued. It Is further stipulated thnt stock
shall bo Issued nnd paid up so ns to make the
issued stock of the corporation $12 , > , UOI ) . The
remaining 750 shares , or any part thereof ,
may bo issued at any time byuuaulmousvota
of the stockholders.
Now Notnrlns Public.
The following notarial appointments were
mndo by Governor Thnyor this morning :
James U. Crow , Presser , Adams county ;
Frank E. Bccman. Kearney , Buffalo county ;
Hugh H. Edwards , Bonkelman , Dimdy
county ; John L. Kobsou , Clmppcl , Duuol
county ; A. T. Gttdd , Liberty , Qago county ;
M. W. Pownar , Ctilbortson , Hitchcock
county ; C. F. Gilpin , Nelson , Nuckolls
county ; George W. Clark , Humphrey ,
Platte county ; -Ed. U. Badger , York , York
Speaker Watson's ImlorsomontH.
It wns n surprise to the many friends of
Hon. J. C. Watson when ho received a tele
gram from Washington last night stating
that his names luis been pressed for the posi
tion of assistant attorney general of the
United States , anil until this information
was corroborated by the despatches In this
morning's Bui : thu Information was commu
nicated to no ono. As BOOH as Tin : Uri :
reached Lincoln his friends took liumodiato
steps to secure for hitn an indorsement that
would bo worthy of the position. The supreme
premo court Joined in a strong latter of rec
ommendation and all of the state ofllolals
forwarded to Washington personal letters
recommending him for thnt position. Most
of the prominent republicans in different
parts of the stattfwho nro visiting the Capi
tal city have also written letters highly
favoring the gentleman from Otoc. Mr.
Watson's nuiuy friends will rejoice to BOO
the appointment made.
Supreme Court Procoecllncs.
Johnson vs State. Plaintiff admitted to
bail.Boyd vs AVilcox Lumber company. Dis
State ox rel Itudnbcck vs Linsay. Demurrer -
Dunham va 4 Courtnay. Referred to II. F.
The following cases were argued and sub
mitted : Everaon vs Graves. Two cases.
Pierce Mill company vs IColturmann. Mllll-
eau vs English. English vs Milllgan.
Use Angostura Bitters , the world re
nowned South Amorica.ii appetizer , of
exquisite llavor. Manufactured by Dr.
J. G. U. Siogort & Sons. Ask your drug
BUBBLE PARTIF .
of the most amusing , as well as easily arranged entertain
ments for the Holidays , is a " 'Bubble Party. " Twenty or
more ladies and gentlemen , enough clay pipes so each will have
one , three or four bowls of soap-suds , and , say , half a dozen trifles ,
for prizes , are all that is required , the prizes to be awarded to
those who blow the largest bubbles , one of the party to act aa
The suds should be of Ivouv SOAP , as it gives a clean , white ,
and abundant lather , with an entire freedom from oil or grease ;
and as the materials of which it is made arc so clean and pure ,
it is not at all offensive to the smell or taste , like ordinary soap.
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps , each represented to be "just as good as the' ' Ivory * i"
they ARE NOT , but like all counterfeits , lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of
t'ie ' genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.
' * ) , by Procter d. tiambl * .
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