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poses and says that ho Is secretary ot the Ueo
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N , P. VEIL Notary Public.
THE conduits to the ground floor ot
the subway systems arc loaded with racy
THE sulnvny investigation is likely to
develop a juicy variety of underground
THE boodlors' combine in Lincoln
will not declare a dividend this ses
sion , The have already passed "over
the divide. "
THE public Insist on boinp admitted
to the ground floor as well as the collar
of the investigation. In fact , the seller
is the objective point.
SOME men are born great , others
achieve a foreign mission. Field Mar
shal Murnt Halstead goes to Germany
and Patrick Egan to Chill.
HOXTST JOHK SimiMAN did not re
ceive a foreign mission , but for all that
ho will represent Ohio abroad this sum
mer m an unofficial capacity.
and Dorsott threaten
to expose the dark and devious methods
ol capturing councilmanio support.
T-hcy conduit any.too quick.
IT is quite ovidout that some elec
tricians think the council very good
soil in which to begin laying under
ground conduits ana wires.
THE senate pruning knives have cut
the bOodtyra' cuticle to the quick. A
reduction of three hundred thousand
dollars convinces them that life is a
TIIEIIE is no truth in ttto report that
.City Treasurer Hush , of Omaha , hag
Indorsed E. 1C. Valentino for the posi
tion of commissioner of the general
land ofllco.
THE hopes and aspirations of more
than one patriot In the state are hang
ing these days by u , single hair. They
have nut their faith in the Nebraska
IT will take a watchful eye to guard
the expense and salary bills from fall
ing into the hands of cormorants and
sharks in their final passage through
the legislature.
As XWHUJSIIIJIU as the face of its
own motors , the Omtiba gas company
appears regularly before the council
with a monthly statement for extra
work and service.
PHYSIOLOGISTS declare that there nro
nlno miles of perspiratory ducts in the
tiumnn body. This explains the limp
condition ot the Lincoln lobby. The
combine is sweating blood.
THE house seems in no mood to allow
the expenses of the Douglas county contest -
test oases to be the state ,
and It looks as if the bills will nave to
bo footed In some ottior way.
MK. HITCHCOCK confesses that ho Is
"painfully anxious to have Secretary
Wlndom approve Llnton's report" on
the nostolllqo site. The prospective lota
Of forty or ( Ifty thousand dollars , cash
up , dangerously alToots hid loft liver.
THE decisive defeat of Konuard's '
bogus claim is the third substantial
victory by the friends of honesty and
economy. It clinches another nail in
the coflln of the boodlora , which will
keep them under cover for two years ,
THE desperation of the Dodge street
people IB best Illustrated by n remark
that Judge Neville inudo on the street
a couple ot hours bo for a the council BOS-
nlon last night : "Wo have got to carry
a vote through the council or wo are
gone. This is our last chance. "
THK Southorlnnd resolution passed by
U > o Bonuto , if properly enforced , will
Save to the state thousands of dollars
annually. It provides that all contracts
lav supplies for state institutions shall
bo lot on a system of bidding where
the bids shull bo made on ouch item
separately. Monthly reports are to bo
nrndo of , the supplies purchased to the
secretary of state , It is notorious that
under thu free uud easy system of pur
chasing now in vogue gross over
charges constantly ooour , und the defi
ciency bill * afford u copvonlont moans
of covofintf Uigni ,
The president sent to the sonnto yes
terday seven diplomatic appointments ,
nnd with two or throe' exceptions they
wore genuine surprises. If all of them
wore not executive selections , unques
tionably several ot them wore , among
these being Robert T. Lincoln for the
English mission. There hail boon no
public intimation or suggestion of the
name of Mr. Lincoln In connection with
this or any other position under the ad
ministration , and doubtless ho would
have boon the lait man whom tins , ma
jority of people would have guessed as
likely to receive this appointment.
The selection will bo highly gratifying
not only to republicans , but men ot all
parties will be pleased with It. Mr.
Lincoln boars with honor u name that
is honored throughout the world , and
our governmentcould send to the Brit
ish court no man who would command
higher respect there , or who by his
personal character and fitness .would
bolter deserve the respect of the En
glish nation. Mr. Lincoln is fully qual
ified for this important m isalon , and
while ho may show loss brilliancy in
nftor-dlnnor addresses than some of his
predecessors , ho will not bo loss
careful than any of thorn have boon
of the Interests of his country , and ho
will not fall to Impress upon
all with whom ho may come in contact
the fact that ho Is an American minis
ter , In full sympathy with the Institu
tions , principles and policy of his coun
try. There are important questions
soon to bo discussed between Great
Britain and the United Stales , nnd
every American citizen will utuloraland
the importance of * having his govern
ment represented in England by n man
whoso patriotism Is above question and
whoso , devotion to American Interests
no foreign influence can Impair. The
appointment of Robert T. Lincoln will
bo most heartily commended by the
whole people.
The appointment of Mr. Mural Ilal-
stead as minister to Germany was ox-
poctcd , and the announcement of his
candidacy for this position has boon
very generally received with favor. It
has boon intiraatad that ho might on-
couulor some opposition from repub
lican senators whom ho has editorially
assailed , and that his attacks on Lin
coln , Grant and others during the war ,
might rise up as obstructions to his
way through the senate , but while aggrieved -
grieved senators may take the opportu
nity to free their minds in executive
session regarding Mr. nalstoiul's free
dom of criticism as an oditoV , it is not
to bo doubted that ho will bo confirmed.
Ho Is one of the foremost journalists of
the country , and as such has done
hard and faithful work for the republi
can party. Ho will represent the coun
try with digjuty and credit.
Mr. A. Thorndyko Rico , who goes to
Russia , is best known' as the editor of
.he . ybrth American Review , and his
selection is doubtless to bo credited to
Mr. Blaino. lie is a scholarly man ,
and so far as wo know without diplo
matic experience , a defect , however , of
no great moment in connection with the
Russian mission. The selection of Mr.
George E. Loring , of Massachusetts , as
ministorJtoJPortugal , isran excellent one.
Ho has been for a number of years promii
tent in the republican councils of his
state and possesses attainments that
fully qualify him for diplomatic duties.
Mr. Patrick" Egan was a Candidate for
the Mexican mission , but it was stated
several days ago that the president was
not disposed to give him this , and ho
will go to Chili , while Mr. Thomas
Ryan , of Kansas , will represent the
government in Mexico.
As n. whole the diplomatic appoint
ments made yesterday may bo regarded
as the most important and commendable
work the president has accomplished in
any one day since ho sent to the-senate
the names of the members of his cabi
net. All the principal foreign missions
are now filled.
Mr. Hitchcock assorts that any other
action than the approval of the Linlon
report will cause delay and damage to
the city. Thjo trulh Is that the govern
ment cannot acquire title to the Foleorn
property without condemnation pro
ceedings , which will require months of
tedious litigation in the courts , whovcas
the Eighteenth and Farnnm streets site
can bo deeded directly to the , government
mont and work on the building com
menced as soon as the plans are ready.
The editor of THE BEE is not alone in
demanding a rehearing. The best
business men of Omaha , representing
from forty to fifty millions of dollars in
property interests , oppose the jug han
dle methods employed to effect a sale of
the Folsom estate. Can these men bo
honestly charged with conspiring to in
jure the oily or needlessly delay n great
public workV The silly prattle about
the army headquarters has no Bearing
on the question , as negotiations were
pending for the rental of a portion of
the BEE building long before the appro
priation for the postofllco was passed
by congress. It is trumped up now
merely to mask the schemes of the mer
Mr. Hitchcock falsely insists that all
the opposition to Llnton's selec
tion comes from Mr. Rosowator.
The oily and county officials
are a unit against it , as well as the
board of trade , representing the active
business interests of the city , besides
scores of leading citizens , whoso pro
tests have been forwarded to Secretary
Wlndom , These men cannot bo ac
cused of selfish motives. Even if Mr.
Rosewater wan alone In the fight , ho
certainly has as good right to oppose
n put-up job as Hitchcock has to advo
cate a scheme which , if successful , will
put forty or llfty thousand dollars In his
own pocket and enhance the value ot
Ills fathor-iu-lnw'a property fifty per
cent. No wonder ho is "pulofully
anxious" to pluok this juioy plum.
Will Mr , Hltohcook explain why ho
now contends that the poatollloo ( should
not bo built upon a slight elevation ,
when , before Llnton mudo hli report ,
ho personally urged D , T. Mount to go
to Washington to advooato his Twen
tieth and Purnaut street lot * for the
poatoftlco alter Bo anxious was Ultnh-
cook to make up the deficit lu his news
paper venture with government cauh ,
tha' ha negotiated with u prominent
civil engineer to draw plans for on easy
grndo so that the secretary ot the treas
ury could Instantly see the superior ad
vantages of the Twentieth and Farnam
street corner. In the fuoo of these
facts , Ilitchcoolt publicly displays his
natural lack of modesty In attacking
Governor Saunders for openly dolnT ?
what Hitchcock did secretly and
stealthily ,
Hitchcock vainly trios to injurn the
business ot THE Brcrc by the foolish
assumption that Mr. Rosewater Is seek
ing to delay the building of the post
ofllco. Ho Imagines that some business
will bo ntlrnotod lo hlsslruggllng twofer
shuot by posing as n patriot In public ,
while privately concocting sohomos lo
improve the revenue of his family. Mr.
Hllchcock was not so "painfully
anxious" to push work on the city
hall , Ho did not rush to the support
of the people , who denounced the
conspiracy to delay the construction
of the building. On the contrary
Hitchcock gave every aid and encour
agement to the Jefferson square ob
structionists and succeeded In delaying
the completion of the building for two
years. When an outraged community
rose up and overwhelmed the mercen
ary gang , Hitchcock sneaked out of the
ruins by pleading that it was "n quar
rel of localities. "
A modest patrlol and solf-sacrlflclng
publio champion ot Mr. Hitchcock's
calibro should not escape the altonlion
of dime museum managers. Matured
freaks of his size nro not to bo found
every day ,
A amAT sTA'fisssrAir DEAD.
John Bright , whoso death occurred
yesterday , was one ot the most distin
guished Englishmen of his time , For
more than fifty years the Roohdalo
Quaker , as the great slalosman was fa
miliarly called , has boon one of Hid fore
most , figures In English politics , and
the services ho has rgndercd to the
cause of liberty nnd progress during
that long period have given him a
name that will endure in the grateful
memories of his countrymen as long as
the stubborn race to which ho belonged
has a place on the earth , It is true that
for some years past John Bright failed
to keep pace with the foremost in the
resistless march of democracy Nln Eng
land. Ago brings conservatism to most
men , and his case was a conspicuous
example , with results which present the
closing years of his lifo in strong con
trast to that period when ho achieved
his fame as the great tribune of the pee
ple. His espousal of the cause of the
landlords in the Irish controversywhile
it did not greatly surprise these who
had watched his course In recent years ,
was so complete a reversal of the teach
ings of his prime as to astonish the
millions who had taken no note of the
drift of his sentiments , but a man can
not in a moment sot aside the teachings
of a lifetime , and this course of
John Bright wafi without influence.
This unfortunate page in his great ,
history , however , while It cannot bo
omitted , will not bo allowed to dim the
lustra of his grand labor nnd achieve
ments for the political improvement
and elevation of the English people.
When ho entered politics the masses of
the people wore absolutely 'divorced
from all influence and voice in the gov
ernment of the nation. The liberty
and thepolitical privileges the people
of England now enjoy they ewe most
largely to the untiring work , the un
conquerable zeal , and the peerless olo-
quouco of John Bright.
The American peon's-have every rea
son to nonor the memory of this gtoat
Englishman. It is not the least glor
ious part of his career that his horror
of human slavery made him the bravest
and most outspoken defender of the
cause of the union in England when
English statesmen , almost without ex
ception , looking rather to tho. material
interests of England than to the moral
issues Involved , espoused , the cuuso of
the conf ode racy. In patriotism , human
ity , uncompromising integrity , ivnd
noble simplicity of character , John
Bright was the poor of any man of his
time , and ho will bo mourned by the
lovers of freedom everywhere as one
who achieved great and enduring re
sults for the benefit of his follow mon.
Nebraska is cursed with a drove of
mercenary scoundrels , whoso solo mm
in life is to fleece the public. Unable to
earn an honest living , they conspire lo
rob the taxpayers by selling their in
fluence for a price. Ex-Auditor Babcock
is a specimen of this class. The expos
ure of his raid on the treasury throws a
flood of light on the ingratitude of the
man. Twice elected to a responsible
position by the voters , ho repays the
honors showorod.on him by scheming to
plunder his benefactors. Before the
chair which ho relinquished was warmed
by his successor , ho had flooded the
state with circulars notifying county
treasurers that ho had "no special busi
ness for the winter , " and was ready to
take any dubious claim and for lon-poi
cent plunge into the corrupt crowd In
the lobby. About fifty-five of these
bogus claims , aggregating ninoty-sovou
hundred and ninety-eight dollars , wore
gathered In and presented to the legis
lature. But crushing proof of his
villainy was produced at the right mo
ment and the bill repudiated by an ul
most unanimous voto. The defeat o
the measure was prompt and emphatic
nnd Babcock continues with "no spocia
business for the winter. "
The president has Issued his procla
mation opening Oklahoma to settle
ment , and there may bo oxpeotod such
a rush of population after April 22 into
that coveted land as will speedily absorb
serb the loss than two millions of fortllo
acres which it comprises. For * weeks
there has been aa army ot "boomers'
hovering on the outskirts eagerly
awaiting the executive authority to
enter into and possess Oklahoma , ant
such of them aa have not transgressed
the law nud thereby forfeited their
right to take up lands will lose no time
in locating , Doubtless before the close
ot the year every acre w.lll have beau
taken up by settlers ,
The region thus thrown open is a
portion of n tract embracing about four
teen million acres , which was ceded t <
the government by the Crooks niu
Somlnolos for" ( fie purpose ot settling
rlondly Indians Jind freedmen who had
> eon the slaves of friendly Indians.
The section known as Oklahoma , lying
between the Clmarron river on the
north , the Canadian river on the south ,
nnd the Pawu6o and Arapahoe reserva
tions on the east nnd west respectively ,
comprises that portion of thcso lands
which , allhough purchased by Iho
rororntnont , had > never boon dovotcd
o settlement' Ini the manner pro-
Bcribod in tho. treaty of cession. For
eight years there has boon an almost
constant conflict to possess thcso lands.
The first raid was made In 18SO by "Ok-
iilionm Payne" and his followers , nnd
five years later there was another raid
indor Captain Couch. On both occa
sions the boomers wore expelled by the
nllltnry pjwor of the government , and
since the act ot congress providing for
the opening of those lands , It has been
iccossary to use this power to prevent
them being overrun by the boomers.
The opening of Oklahoma is but the
Joginnlng of a movement which will
eventually result In giving lo white *
settlement the whole region ombraood
n Iho proposed territory of Oklahoma ,
comprising over Iwcnty-throo million
acres of fortllo land. There will bo a
redoubled pressure on the next congress
to pass n bill for this purpose , and
though Iho effort may fall again , na it
did in the last congress , it will not bo
abandoned until this largo nnd fortllo
region is reclaimed for Iho uses of the
white population of the country. Mean
time what lo distinctively the Oklahoma
section will in all probability have bo-
coino ono of the garden spots of the na-
AHOUT 5 o'clock Tuesday evening It
leaked out that a movement was being
hatched by a few of Iho parties Inter
ested In the Planters' house postofllco
slto lo goJL a resolution railroaded
through the countll mooting endorsing
that slto. This was to bo done In order
lo present the city in a false light and
to smuggle a recommendation of the
Planters' house location through the
city council. Finding themselves unable -
blo to pass such a resolution these parties
finally inlroducod , in Iho semblance of
a report , a resolullon saying lhat they
simply deprecated any delay in the
poslofflco matter. And oven on
this proposition the vole showed 0 lo
0 on the direct vote , and on the change-
of ono man they succeeded by a scratch
in gelling Iho resolution passed. This
resolution oxproijsos nothing that any
body could not subscribe to , and has
not the slightest Toforoncfc to location.
The resolution wllich was intended to
endorse the Dodge and Sixteenth street
site for the postofflco was written by Mr.
Hitchcock and introduced , by M | % Burn-
ham. Mr. Burnluun doubtless saw at a
glance that tojdo'procato any delay in
Iho mailer corWfnly was not an en
dorsement of any slto. But the intent
and purpose of Mr. Hitchcock and the
conspirators wasivcloarly to Induce Ihe
council lo ofllciullyioppose the selection
of a lot for the p oatolllco directly access
the street fromitho city hull building.
The council wisely saw that such a
move on its part would bo an outrageous
proceeding , and the councilmen know
that the people would condemn
any action of 'th'at kind. " The
council as a'body has no business
to mix in this controversy , and in case
it does it has but ono choice to make in
the interest of the taxpayers of this
city , and that is tnat the postofUes 1)0
as near the city hull building as possi
ble. It is 'uoro than probable.however ,
that the good sense of the members of
the council will induce that body to lot
the postofllco mutter severely alone.
CirxciiaiEtf CIIAKKEE'S rosolutioji in
structing Iho city attorney to take legal
stops'nocessary for the rcvorsioa to the
city of certain lots held In trubt for the
Union Pacific , duo lo the breach of con
tract by llio fniluro o the latter to oc
cupy and improve tboni with a depot , is
moat tirnoly. Undoubtedly the Union
Pacific will mnka a hard fight for the
retention ot this valuable property ,
and tho.question of ownership will , in
all probability , bo stubbornly contested.
At lust Iho slory of the shameful man
ner in which the confidence of the people
ple of Omaha has beeu abused will bo
told in open court , and the record of
broken contracts and bad faith on the
part of. the Union Pnclfloor the past
fifteen years , will bo published to the
world. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IT has long been euspootod lhat a
secrol freight pooling arrangement has
existed between the Chicago and Mis
souri river lines contrary to Iho spirit
arid letter of Iho Intor-slalo law. The
repeated warnings of Chairman Cooley
thai those railroads should come to lime
have for nil practical purposes fallen on
deaf oars , and the protestations that
they are living Up lo the requirements
of the law in the liglit of recent dis
closures are absolutely false. The inlor-
Blalo commerce commission can hardly
pass over Ibis slate of affairs in silence.
An invoBtigutloi i'uto the methods of
railroad transportation between Chicago
cage and the Misudhri river may bo ex
pected. * jj
Tin : expedition of the clly council lo
Chicago lo view uu\ { \ sample Iho under
ground sysleni ofVpjpe laying , has de
veloped a largo jaizod Ethiopian. The
peculiar methods1 Adopted to place the
council "on the g pnd floor , " " ia an in
fringement of thasHolly direct pressure
patent. The enterprising schemers
who came to Ointjh'u , not BO much for
their health as for the money In sight ,
have made a mos& f the job , and tbo
Invostlgallon will vonlllalo Iho true In
wardness of the deal. '
turned hie huugry eyes on the general
land office , and bogs to bo appointed
commissioner. His early experience a *
a land shark in certain sections ot
Douglas county would make him a
ready and convenient tool .for the plun
derers of the public domain.
Tim recommendation of the commis
sioner of the general land ofllco to the
secretary of the interior thai suit bo in
stituted to recover a part ot the Dos
Moincs rlvor lands lu the name of the
United States will in all probability bo
moat carefully looked into by Secretary
Noblo. If legal steps can bo taken to
quiet Hid tltlo ot the settlers on these
nnds , there is UUlo question but that
Buoh action will bo pursued. The pros
pects have brightened considerably for
the settlers , and it Is earnestly hoped
that roltof will bo granted them at an
early day.
IT WAS highly Judicious to put Iho
architect whoso plans will bo accepted
Tor the now city hall under heavy
bonds as u guarantee that the cost of
the building shall not exceed the con
tract price. Experience In the past
Ims taught the city the necessity ot
ftuch n proviso. With complete nnd
carefully drawn specifications for the
various details of the building , there
can bo no bills for "extras" either from
contractors or architect to swell the
proposed cost of the building to extrav
agant proportions.
Iln Should Know U Is Own Country.
Sail Lnle Tribune ,
There should bo a constitutional amend
ment limiting it incumbent for a mnn to visit
every state In the union bofoio ho becomes
Her physician says that Mnry Amlorson is
not Insnno , although ho docs not deny that
she expected to rcccivu Intelligent criticism
ill St , Louis.
Kilttorn Can Appreciate It ,
San . .ttifimfo'rjncsi. .
Editors of dully newspaper * can npproclato
the ngonbliiK position in which President
Harrison finds himself. Ho 1ms to go to
work in order to got rid of callers. It is an
old trick of the trade.
A Fair Kxclinngo.
AViw 1'orf ; D'oiM.
Certain onico-scokcrs who cannot afford to
go to Washington hnvo boon sending their
photographs to the president nnd heads of
deportments. A good many of thorn will re
ceive negatives in return.
Confllotlni ; IStnntlons.
1'MlaMvlita. Pitts.
General Giecnback AVeavcr has deserted
the democracy forever. Public feeling with
respect to tills event Is evenly divided be
tween a desire to congratulate the pnrty
that Weaver has quitted and a disposition to
condole with the pnrty ho will join.
The Bronl ; In the Hoi Id South.
/ Viltwlsljifa / Inquirer.
There will bo democratic southern states ,
dovotcd chiefly to farming nnd commcrco ,
and republican southern states , In which
mines , mills nnd factories will flourish.
This is the way the dolld south will bo
broken , and anybody who will privo n little
attention to the progress of events will see
the breaking forces in full activity right now.
These Are Snrt Jays Tor Ohio.
Ono of the most affecting scones of modern
times is witnessed ; by him who stands where
ho can see the whole siato of Ohio hovering
over the ono ofllco that has found its way
within her borders. Wo have seen nothing
like It since the .your of the chicken cholera ,
when all the bens stood around the ouo re
maining chick and tried to look as comforted
as the conditions would permit.
Ncbrnskii J ottinKS.
Dr. S. L. Evans , nn old resident of Thayer
county , is dead.
1 Work has been bopun on a $1,000 , school
house at Wallace.
A largo agricultural implement warehouse
is being erected at Ax tell.
Porty-thrco converts nro the fruits of the
revival meetings at West Union.
The Groeley County Teachers association
meets at Greeley Center , Ajml 18.
Wnllaco has been incorporated as a village
snd selected a full board of trustees.
The Christian society of Hebron is to
build a $700 brick church this season.
Uurglnrs who ransacked Jacquett's jew
elry store at Elmwood , secured 75 worth of
The Hebron creamery is nearly completed
and will bo ready for active operations about
the middle of April.
The Greeley Center G. A. U. post is mak
ing extensive preparations for the obser
vance of Deroration day.
The Bennett Co-oporatlvo iJrick nnd Tile
company has filed articles of Incorporation
with a capital stock of31,000. .
The Lexington canal scheme will probably
bo carried out , a company having boon
organi7od and elected ofliccrs to push the
The Beatrice board of trade has declined
to assist in the location of aVAtch factory ,
the proposition bain ? considered too one
ThoHall County Agricultural society hns
offered three cash prizes to Q , A > R. posts
and other uniformed sn itt'es for drill in the
Manual of Ai las.
A five started by J. Q. Hamilton on his
farm near Ucatrlco was spread by the wind
and destroyed a straw stack , barn and sheds ,
hay and SOU bushels of oats , bofoio It could begotten
gotten under control.
The oornor-atono of the now Masonic
toniplo at St , Paul was laid with impressive
ceremonies , many Knights Templar being
present from other towns in the stato. The
building is to cost , 512,000. ,
Thu annual report o tbo Covlngton , South
Sioux City nnd Dakota City Uallwar com
pany shows the value of the property to be
81VliM.l5 ! ) ! ; total indebtedness , * ll-G5.35gross ! ;
earnings , & 3.0UU.23 ; operating expenses ,
f 1.7M.DO. A dividend of IJt per cent , was
paid last August.
Donald McDonald , formerly of Rapid City ,
died recently In Now Mexico.
The Clay county fair will bo hold four
days next September Instead of three as last
There are good prospects that Potter coun
ty will give a largo majority for the Sioux
Falls constitution.
A touchers' Institute will oo hold at Vor-
mllllon , beginning April 15 , with Prof. ICratz
of Mitchell as conductor.
C. G. Show , for fourteen years postmaster
at VermlHIon , has gene to Washington terri
tory to recuperate and will remain for a year
or more.
"Shanp , " a noted inimblor who made a for
tune In the dlauk Hills , died last week at
SpoUano Falls. His real name was Edward
Stanton Currans.
A theological institute is to bo hold at
Vnnkton next .iuly under the auspices of the
YanUton college , and aomo of the ablest Con
gregational theologians in the country will
Lo present. The liaptists are arranging for
a similar institute at Sioux Falls.
When the minors of Galena district are of !
Bhlft , saya the Deadwood Times , they Uavo
nn exciting way of passing their time. It
was Inaugurated Friday afternoon. ODD of
tbq number places hlmsolf against the ldo
of an old nouso wfth arms nud logs out
stretched. When In position Prof. Cavaa *
auch , the "Dr. Carver of the Olack Hills , "
takes his eun and ices how near ho can send
a bullet to the extremities of the human tar
get without bitting him. If ho shoots too
close the victim cries quits and all bauds ad-
Juura to the professor's room for liquid re
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorlru
When tubwu gJci , we guvo her CoetorU.
When kite wna a Child , ( be cried for Cutorl * ,
When eho became Ulu , vtio dune to Contort * ,
VTfriD fibebuf Children , ltac > Ti > t > iit Cart orU.
Marlon D. Ljtlo , who Is a stop-nephow ot
the Prcstdont and a real ncphow ot the
author of "Jam dying , Kgypt , dying , " will
ahortly move to Now " \ ork from Ills Woslcrn
ranch. Lvllo ta a tall , brown and handspmo
young mnn.
General Sherman's only son , Thomas
Ewlng Shormnn , will bo ordained a Jesuit in
July. Ho was educated nt Ocorsotown Col.
lego , launched out Into the fashionable life
of a young man ot his ntation , and suddenly
retired from the world to pursue n llfo of
devotion which will Had Its first fruition nott
BU tumor.
A bcnutlful bronto stntuo of P. T. Ilnrnum ,
the worlt of sculptor IJall nnd n gift from
Messrs. Unlley and Hutchlnson , hns arrived
hero from Munich , nnd It js proposed to hide
It nwny until nftor the great showman's
The atmosphere of n pnpor mill is believed
to breed congressional aspirations. Warner
Miller Is A pancr-nmkor. So was nnd Is ox >
Congressman William Whiting , of Massa
chusetts , Koduoy Wallace , Whitney's suc
cessor , is n pnper-mnltor also. So wore the
Kussclls , of Massachusetts. So Is Congress
man West , of Now York.
The growing favor with which Clmtmcoy
Dcpow's name is discussed for the English
mission suggests to tlio Now York World n
few reflections on the good work American
representatives of the Dopow stamp might do
abroad , Such envoys extraordinary nnd
ministers dlunorpotcntlary would do moro
lownrds exciting a genial glow lu our foreign
relations than n uholu diplomatic corps ot
phystclal nnd Intellectual ascetics. They
would llvo to love and thank their American
cousins for giving thorn the privilege of eat
ing alongside such gastronomic eloquence
nnd soon learn to load their Krupp guns
with nothing deadlier than Hotnnu punch.
Fred L. Amos , who Is worth $20,000,000 , Is
supposed to bo the richest man in Boston.
Ho lives In the flnrsl house m the clty.untur-
taius gorgeously , nnd is regarded as nn aris
tocrat of the aristocrats. Nevertheless his
grandfather , old Oliver Amos the first , used
to pcddlo shovels of his own handiwork in
that town.
Sir Joseph Hazalgctto , Who has Just retired
from the norvlco of the metropolitan ( Lon
don ) board of works , was that board's engin
eer since its organisation. Ho built the
Thames embankment nnd 100 miles of now
ncwors , bcsld6s enlarging 250 miles of old
ones ; erected four or five Thames bridges ,
and laid out about 3,000 now streets.
The statue of Archbishop Hughes lhat , Is
to bo placed next fall on tuo campus of St ,
John's college , Fordhnui , will bo eight foot
high and will stand on a green stone pedes
tal of the sarao height. The clay inodol of
the statue shows him wearing the house
dross of nn archbishop. Ho Is represented
as if talking to the students at n commence
ment of the college and In the prime of llfo.
General Slooum , who marched to the sea
with Sherman , speaking of death says : "I
nm n coward in the face ot pain nnd I can
not bear to think of the physical sensations
that may attend my death the choking in
the throat , the paralysis hero , the torture
there ; but that aside I think of death as
though it wore sleep and rest , and 1 have no
feeling whatever or dread of the hereafter. "
M. Roustan , the French minister to the
United States , has been a diplomat for
twenty years , and has risen to his present
position by promotion. Ho looks ton years
younger than his age , which Is fifty-four ,
nnd his dark curly hair shows but few strands
of silver. Ho has twinkling black eyes , n
small light figure , and ho carries his head so
far back that he seems taller ttian ho is.
Mrs. Harrison has sent to the art loan ex
hibition at Washington two porcelain pantos
of her own painting.
Miss Lizzlo MacNichol , daughter of Hon.
A , MacNichol of Calais , the domocratio or
ator , has a double in Lizzlo MaoNlchol of
the American opera company. Several
queer blunders have grown out of it. The
Calais Miss MacNichol is also a singer.
Miss Pivancofote , the daughter of Lord
Sackvillo's successor as British minister to
this country , is a beautiful young woman of
twenty-five. She is said to possess moro of
English reserve than Lord Sackvlllo's
daughters , but is a good talker , a graceful
dancer , and popular wherever she goes.
Koto Field , in her now lecture on the "In
temperance of Prohibition , " exhibits a
"prohibition broom" which she bought in
Atchlson , Kan. When she purchased It , the
merchant inquired : "Will you have it Mth
orwitboutl" Kate didn't understand , nnd
the dealer explained by unscrewing the
handle , parting the wisps , and showing the
gleam of a cunning UUlo flask , ingeniously
contrived nnd hidden out of sight.
Mrs. Humphry Ward writes a small and
neat but eminently strong and vigorous hand ,
with no flourishes ; sometimes In earnest
haste running several words together. She
signs herself "Sincerely yours , Mnry A.
Ward , " with a single straight dash beneath
the name.
Mrs. Clara Foltz , of San Diego , Cal. , is
president of Iho San Follpo find Dosart Lnnl
and Wntcr company , which has umleilafccn
to d m Sun Fchpo river for the purpose of
irrigating government Innd. Mrs. FolU also
practices law , nnd will noon bogln the publi
cation of the Desert Pioneer.
"Aunt" Emily Wnrd , ono ot the most ro
mmlmblo women In Michigan , celebrated
her eightieth birthday Saturday. She la Inv
mcnscly wealthy , nnd among her list of pro.
tcgo.s nro twenty-nine men nnd women who
hnvo cither accumulated fortunes or become
famous. Ton mon who were launched In
llfo by "Aunt" inlly now njrgrcgnto $1,000- ,
000 ns their worldlyvossosslons.
Ocncrnl Harrison's pretty stenographer ,
Miss Sawyer , now ranks ns the "flrst Indy
stenographer of the land. " She In nbout
twenty years old , nnd has largo gray eyes ,
rod cheeks nnd brown hnlr. She IB snld to
know moro nbout the president's private nnd
political business than any ono In Washing
ton excepting hlmsolf , but up to the present
time she hns not divulged n secret or given n
Mrs. Storey , widow of Wllbcr F.Storey , of
the Chicago Tunes , is said to hnvo n larga
codnr chest filled with Inro hnndkcrch'cts ' ,
nil made by French manufacturers nt the
special order ot her husband , .who disliked
to hnvo her use any other kind. Another of
his whims was that she should hnvo n quart
of unset precious stones , nnd ho bought nnd
bought until n Jewel cnskot , made to hold
Just n quart was fillod.
Iho Alinu Affair.
ALMA , Nob. , March SO. To Iho Editor of
Tine Bni ? : A few days ago nn nrtlolo appear
ed In Tun Biti : coucornlng the hanging of T.
J. Fitrglson In olllgy , nlso the egging of both
ho nnd Charles Gnsklll. The reason sot forth
for the above Is that these two gentlemen
were Intimate with two ladies of Alnin , Now
when the facts become known the mystery
vanishes nwny. Every mnn in Alma Itnowa
that Iho reason they gave was not the actual
reason , although T. 3. Furgison did defend
the two suspicious women. Not n scintilla
of ovldonco was introduced airnlnst them ,
Consequently they were discharged , Wo
claim that In this respect Attorney Furglsou
did his sworn duty. Now to the points ;
Charles Gnsklll , the city auctioneer , nnd At-
tdrnoy Furgison both toke nn active part in
politics , nnd nro nnti-submlssionlst , nnd nro
doing what they can to snow the proposi
tion under nnd ingraft high lloonso In the con
stitution. They both live close to Sllloyt Kan. ,
nnd witness the result of prohibition dally.
Mr. T. J. Funrison hns been city nttornoy ns
well ns township clerk for a number of yenra
and the citizens of that brisk burg wish to
make him mayor of the city. Ho made a
good run last soring for mayor nnd cnmo
within n few votes of downing the combina
tion Qgnlnst him. It was too olooo for com
fort last spring , and wo speak nt no random
guess when wo say the egging and hanging
was n political scheme n few cranks workpd
up Tor no other purpose than weakening him
nt the polls next wook. In the event of Far-
glson'H success , Charley Gasklll will bo mar
shal of the city. For this reason Mr.
Gasklll's name was connected with it.
In Defense of Postmnutor Illnolc.
PKKHKII , Nob. . March 27. To the Editor
of Tut : BUG : In your Issue of Iho 20th Inet ,
was an article purporting to have boon written -
ton in this town nnd signed "Republican
Club. " The aim nnd object of the artlolu
was a tirade on our townsman , T. P. Black ,
our future postmaster. In justice to tlia
stalwart republicans hero I ask for space lu
your columns for n brief reply.
Mr. Black received the endorsement oi
nearly every business man in the plnco , nml
most of the inhabitants ot Ponder signed
his petition. There were others , of course ,
who wanted the plum , and when. Congress
man Dorsoy wrote hero to some old line re
publicans ( of whom I know ot two ) as to tn
fitness nud qualifications of the different can <
dldatcs they unhesitatingly recommended
Mr. Block. It was thus , nnd not through
any away-from-homo Influence that the ap
pointment was mado. I understand thai
"Hcpublican Club" with other soreheads ,
called for aid from Dakota City and othoi
places , but they wore all sour grapes. Dorscj
know who to confide In , hence the
kicking by ono or iwo soured , ones.
As to Mr. Blaok's interest hero , I will say ,
thatho has more capital Invested lioro in ,
business , than any other aspirant for the
As to the present incumbent wo will only
say that ho Is a democrat , and got his ap
pointment from an administration who gained
power through the hue and cry ot "turn the
rascals out , " and now I want to see said
rascals "turned In" again. I believe In the
old stalwart doctriuO , "To tbo victors belong
the spoils. "
I object to said writer using the nnmo "re
publican club" ns I learned to my surprise
nt the last election that the straightout re
publicans were very scarce , only ono In tha
whole precinct who had the "gall , " as It was
called , to peddle the straight republican
ticket. Bets were freely offered on the
morning of election that Thayer would not
got live votes m the precinct , and great wns
their chagrin when wo tallied thirty-six vote ?
for the old hero. J. G. AIITHUII.
A Delleiito Bur lcrxl Operation.
Four weeks ago a local physician i > or <
formed , successfully , n surgical operation
that It the first of the kind treated in Ne
braska. The operation was the removal from
Mrs. A. C. Ashby. of Genoa , of a doublq
ovarian tumor thai had almost caused tha
death of that lady. Yesterday Mrs. Ashby
returned to her homo aim bids fair to com )
plotcly recover her health ,
is tlie
* JVM-I - nOW
yOU treatment your
finest clothes receive when washed with the
- You ought 'to.
soap ?
clothing is washed \vith
directed on each package , the
rubbing is done away with 1
You ought to.
The craftiest wear on clothing is the constant rubbing in the wash ,
The hardest work in washing is the rubbing up and down on a
board. You must admit that anything which docs away with the
rubbing , and is withal harmless , saves the wear and tear on the.
things washed as well as the poor woman who does the work , we
claim that PEARLINE is that thing. The many millions of packages -
ages sold annually would seem lo substantiate our claim. '
Tpk r * VH- Peddlers and some unscrupulous gfOCctt are
r AXJCI ff * offering imitations which claim to be Pearl.
JL > C W dL C ine , or "the same as Pearline. " IT'S FALSE
they arc not , and besides are dangerous. JEAULINE U never peddled , but
sola by all good erocers , t w J Itoutoeiwe * only by JAMBS I'