Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 03, 1889, Page 4, Image 4

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IN the words of ono of the excursion
ists the trip to Dctidwood is the best
thing the board of tnido htut done for
our commercial Interests for some time.
A SCHKMK is on foot to consolidate the
rolling mills of Chicago. If this bo
brought about it is likely to create a
powerful competitor to the stool and
iron mills of Pennsylvania.
TIIK shipment of two hundred thous
and head of cattle from Wyoming into
Montana is a feature of the cattle in
dustry which will attract considerable
attention ,
Two Americans were refused admit
tance to the Berlin exhibition because
they did not wear dress coats. Lot the
Samoan conference stop short until the
now indignity heaped on our country
men bo explained.
A pieoTKST has boon filed by several
local railroads in Iowa with the state
railroad commissioners clamoring for
relief from the low rates imposed. It is
safe to say , however , that their threat
ened bankruptcy was never brought on
by the commissioners' schedule.
True drunken orgies which disgraced
the centennial ball prove that the pre-
tonlious four hundred of New York are
a beastly sot. Fine apparel and lojig
pedigrees do not make men. They iiro
usually a mask for depravity , the thin
Tonocring of human dross.
DUIIIXO the month of April the public
debt was decreased some thirteen mil
lions. At this rate tha debt will de
crease over ono hundred and llfty mil
lions this year , and the whole interest
bearing debt would bo wiped out within
six years. And that brings up the ques
tion , what securities will the national
banks substitute for their United States
bonds in the national trousury vaults ?
Tins fund'for the proposed confeder
ate soldiers' homo amounts to fifty
thousand dollars. About otic-third of
this sum was subscribed in the north.
Subscriptions in the south do not meet
the expectations of the managing com
mittee , and it now looks as if the move
ment will bo a failure. There is a sur
plus of sentiment and a paucity of cash.
The south might profitably follow the
example of the north in providing and
maintaining state homes for indigent
and disabled veterans.
HKTUUNS from the pork packing centers -
tors of the country for the past week
show a slight increase over the preced
ing week , but the number of hogs mark
eted is considerably loss than for the
corresponding woolc last year. The
total for the season from March 1 ex
ceeds by 200,000 the total for the same
period last year. Omalia maintains
third place among the packing Centura
of the country.
Ouu dispatches report that the Chicago
cage , St. Paul , Minneapolis A ; Omaha
line has a corps of surveyors on the
field between Hurtington and Yank ton
with the prospects that the gup of
twenty-four miles will bo covered in tlio
near ( uturo. Jf this bo true it will bo
good news to the people of Northern
Nebraska and Southern Dakota anxious
for direct railroad communication with
Omaha. Whether this short line is to
bo immediately constructed or not , the
oniciuls of tlio Omaha road cannot long
delay It. Rivals are anxious to tap this
promising territory from the south , and
any move in this direction is certain to
stir up the St. Paul & Omaha road in
completing its VanlUon short lino.
ROIIKHT P. i'OHTKit , the newly ap
pointed superintendent of the census ,
lias bvon tukan to task us being biased
for the work of collecting the national
centus. Ho is accused of being a high
protectionist and that his theories will
Induce him to warp facts and figures
to sustain liis protection theories , Mr.
Porter comes to his own defense and
an8vors his critics in a straight-forward
manner. Ho points out that the posi
tion of superintendent of the census is
in a measure u judicial ono , and a man
who would dare manipulate tha Ilguros
in the interest of any preconceived
theories he might have , would bo guilty
as the judge who would , after his elec
tion to the bench , decide a cuso in favor
ot a friend in direct contradiction to
the evidence. The now superintendent
should proceed in his work on the high
piano on which he has plaanod it.
The state board ot equalization is ex
pected during the present month to
rnnko its annual assessment of the rail
roads and railroad property. The
method which 1ms heretofore been pur
sued in making these assessments is , to
say the loa t , decidedly perfunctory.
The board takes the returns furnished
l > y the railroad companies as to mileage
of main tracks and side-tracks , right-of-
way , depot grounds , rolling stock and
all other chattels. The roadbed right-
of-way and all improvements are
dumped , together with the rolling stock ,
Intoa mileage pro-rata estimate , and the
assessment is equalized and certified to ,
to the respective counties.
This way of assessing and equalizing
property of an unknown quantity is very
much like buying u. pig in n poke. The
board has never somuch as inspected
any of the stations , depots , bridges ,
water tanks , machine shops or other
improvements. It has not the remotest
idea of the condition In which any of
the roads keep their locomotives , cars
and other rolling stock. They do not
know whether the side-tracks returned
extend over ton miles or a hundred on
any of the roads , and what is worse , the
members of the board have never tried
to acquire definite knowledge on this
subject. Their work as assessors and
equalizers is done mechanically as a
more matter of form , and their conclu
sions are arrived nt chiefly by the asses-
ment made by the preceding board.
Now we do not want the railroad com
panies to pay any greater proportion of
taxes than is paid by any other class of
property owners. Nor do wo want thorn
to pay any less than their proper share
of the taxes. What the people of this
state have a demand and insist
upon is that the state board shall view
the property of the railroads and appraise -
praise it in the same manner that the
precinct assessor does the property of
the farmer , the merchant or the la
It is the duty of the board to inspect
the railroad tracks and Improvements ,
so as to got an approximate idea of the
condition of each of the roads and
the relative value of the right of way
and the improvements made thereon at
each station. This may DO a severe
task , but it should be undertaken at
least once every two years. The road
should furnish the board with proper
facilities for making the inspection , so
that when the board has listed the
property the assessments may bo made
something more than a roaring farce.
On the first of this month the civil
service rules wore extended to the rail
way mail service. The order providing
for thia.was issued near the close of the
administration of President Cleveland ,
and after careful consideration Presi
dent Harrison decided that it should bo
enforced. Meantime there has been
great activity on the part of the super
intendent of the railway mail service in
re-organizing it , chiotly by restoring
the more olllciont and valuable olllcials
and clerks who were removed for poli
tical reasons by the last administration.
There is as yet no data showing howex- "
tensivoly this has boon done , but the
impression is that very few of the old
clerks who had good records have failed
to bo reinstated , and undoubtedly the
service will bo improved thereby. That
It had very materially deteriorated is
unquestionable. A very largo number
of the men who had boon appointed be
cause they wcro democrats were not
qualified to moot the exacting duties of
the service , and very likely many of
them could never have attained the
standard of ofliciency that should
bo required. Apart from all political
considerations , therefore , it was the
duty of the department to got rid of
these men and replace thorn with the
experienced and capable clerks whom
they had succeeded.
In extending the civil service rules
to the railway mall service , the two
good results to bo expected are a higher
class of clerks to fill vacancies that
shall hereafter occur , and a secure
tenure for those who are faithful , dili
gent and ollicicnt. Until now the ser
vice has supplied to the politicians a
moans of paying olt in part their politi
cal debts , and when it is ild that the
service requires some five thousand em
ployes , it has obviously boon a material
assistance to the politicians in clearing
away their obligations. Hereafter it
will not be available for this purpose.
When clerics are wanted for the railway
mail service they will bo furnished by
the civil service commission. It is a
departure which ox-Postmastor-Gonoral
James , and others having practical experience -
porionco in the administration
of postal affairs have long urged
as absolutely necessary to per
fect tlio railway mail service , which has
grown to bo the most essential and im
portant part of our postal system. It la
understood to be the of the de
partment to institute such changes and
reforms in the service as shall appear
from time to time to ba desirable and
necessary to its improvement , and it is
not doubted that those can bo best ef
fected with the service free from all
political interference. A perfectly or
ganized and thoroughly ofilelont rail
way mall service is a consummation to
bo desired by the whole people , and
especially by the buslncsd intoroHln of
the country.
The interest excited by the recent de
cision of the Intor-stiUo commerce com
mission , in the ease brought against the
Grand Trunk railroad , of Canada , and
the apparently wull > conccrted move
ment looking to u restriction of the
competition of Canadian with Amer
ican railroads , is not confined to west
ern shippers , Those of the east are
also manifesting a good deal of concern
in the mutter , and it is probable that
the special senate committee investi
gating our conuioruiiil relations with
Canada , with the transportation ques
tion as a prominent part of the inquiry ,
will encounter quite as much opposi
tion from eastern as from western ship
pers to any plan for seriously interfer
ing with the competition of fa'ia ! < lian
railroads ,
The Botton Advertiser , in referring to
the matter , ; -cniarls that there Deems
but little doubt that the bo&l inluosts
of Boston and Now England merchants
generally demand that no unjust or un
fair discrimination bo exercised against
the Grand Trunk road , or any of its
Now England branches. The fact that
the Canadian railways by their compe
tition have reduced transportation
charges , scorns to the Advertiser not
only no good reason for their being dis
criminated against , but n strong claim
for their support by the shippers of that
section. It maintains that the Canadian
roads have boncflttod the United States
and that to destroy their competition on
the ground that th'oy divert trade from
American lines would bo an unwar
ranted discrimination which would
operate greatly to the disadvantage of
the northeast and the northwest.
There is unquestionably < \ wide-spread
sympathy with this view among the
shippers of the west and northwest , and
those will bo found ready tostrikc hands
with the shippers of Now England
in opposing any radical measure
designed to entirely shut out
the Canadian competition. The expe
diency of requiring that the foreign
corporations doing business within our
territory , as in the cuso of the Grand
Trunk , shall conform to our laws , is not
questioned , but any stop beyond this
intended to destroy all competition will
certainly meet the protest of a largo
body of American shippers. The ques
tion presents obvious dilllcultics that
will not bo cosily disposed of , and the
solution of which can not fail to have
an important bearing upon the future
of the railroad interests of this country
subjected to the Canadian competition.
The manufacturers of the south are
showing a disposition to make them
selves hoard and felt. In this they are
to bo commended. The more the people
plo of that section can bo brought to dis
cuss their industrial and commercial
relations with the rest of the country
the bettor it will bo for thorn and for
the general welfare. There are very
marked indications of growth in this
direction. The rapid strides of some
of the southern states in in
dustrial progress and prosperity
have aroused quite generally in that
section a strong and earnest interest in
practical questions. Especially the
people of the states most favored with
resources , having discovered the value
of their possessions , are manifesting an
eager desire for their development ,
oiroring inducements to capital and
labor to enlist in the work. Those of
other states , whose resources are loss
abundant , are being spurred by example -
ample to use their best efforts in turn
ing to the beat advantage what they
have , and , as far as practicable , to emu
late the more fortunate communities in
all forms of improvement and progress.
Thus the south , generally , under the
influence of a vigorous industrial
growth , is fixing its attention , more
than over before , on practical affairs ,
and thorS is pretty sure to bo continued
procrcss along this line.
A "solid south , " having for its ob
ject the promotion of the nation's for
eign commerce and the restoration of
its merchant marine on the ocean ,
would bo a condition certain to secure
vastly more respect and advantage for
that section than can ever possibly
como from n solidarity in that
interest of any political party. It
would be an evidence of patriotic con
cern for the welfare of the country , and
of genuine devotion to national pro
gress and prosperity , not to be afforded
in any other way. There is a possibil
ity that the south , or a largo part of it ,
will bo found solid , regardless of poli
tics , in demanding a policy designed to
extend the foreign commerce of the
country , restore its practically destroyed
shipping interests , and once more send
its flag , covorinc the products of farm
and factory , into every port whore its
merchants and manufacturers have
There is the suggestion of this in the
expression of sen time nt by the Southern
Manufacturers' association in session at
Augusta. The president of the associa-
ation said in his address that wo should
control the markets of South America
and Mexico , that our flag should float
over every bale of cotton that leaves our
ports , and the association adopted reso
lutions to memorialize congress in favor
of government aid in establishing steam
ship lines to Central and South Amer
ica. It is not necessary to agree with the
method proposed in order to commend
the spirit of these expressions. They are
in the right vein , and the source they
proceed from gives them especial force
and interest. The American people
are beginning to earnestly realize the
necessity of extending their markets.
The vast and increasing productive
forces of the country require a broader
field of distribution than at present.
There is no subject of greater impor
tance demanding immediate attention ,
and it IB of equal concern to all sections
of the country. With a general awak
ening to its consideration the methods
necessary to attain the desired result
may bo agreed upon without great dif
ficulty. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IN an address delivered before the
Harvard Finance club , Judge Cooley ,
of tha intor-btato commerce commis
sion , for the first time to our knowl
edge , has given his public expression
to the dangers of pusses on railroads ,
IIo points out that the act to regulate
commerce undertook , so far as federal
law could do , to bring the abuses of the
pass Hystom to an end. It would ap
pear , however , that the act has only in
part accomplished the purpose. This
lias boon duo chielly to the fact that it
has not the co-oporuti\o support of rail
road managers nor has the evil boon
sufilciontly antagonized by public-senti
ment. The divided authority , state
and national , has afforded the oppor
tunity for evasions and the opportunity
has boon taken advantage of by the
railroads. Judge Cooley compares the
pass system to the spoils system of poll-
tics , where its practice is both vicious
and corrupting. Like the wrong of the
spoils system , the wrong of free trans
portation con si s ts in the failure to
recognize the fundamental principle in
all just government , that public func
tions are publlo trusts , To his mind ,
then , u public opinion that will correct
the wrong must clearly understand this
principle an.d must take distinct notice
of the wrohjja ns a usurpation. Tno
views of Judge Cooley thus expressed
can not fail to attract public attention to
tile ovlls of iho free pass system as it
now exists. For a railroad which can
carry a largouiumbor of persons free
and fetlll hnvd reasonable revenue , is
evidence that its existing rales are ox-
TlU2 county commissioners remind us
very much of the man who looked his
barn after the horse was stolon. Now
that the county hospital has boon found
in a tumble-down condition the wise
men of the west have passed a resolu
tion directing the superintendent to
make n full and complcto estimate as
far us ho is able to do , of all work done
up to date ; the kind of work done and
material used ; the percentage still back ;
the amount of work , labor , material and
cost , it will take to complete the hos
pital in accordance with the plans and
specifications as required by the build
ers' contract with the county. When this
much-sought-for information is handed
in by the superintendent it will bo
placed on file as usual with all the other
voluminous papers on county hospital
construction. And there it will rest
until judgment day.
IT is to bo regretted that anything
should havp occurred in connection
with the cJntounial celebration in
Now York to mar the dignity and de
corum of that oven t , but the humiliat
ing' fact is that the opening ball on
Monday night became a most disgrace
ful affair , of which the whole country ,
and Now York especially , has reason
to bo ashamed. The regulations seem
to have been wholly inadequate to pre
vent the invasion of the hall by persons
who had no business there , there was
no discipline of the waiters and other
attendants , the police were incapable
of maintaining order , and the ball de
teriorated into a drunken orgio , which
was only brought to an end by summar
ily driving the brutal element away
and shutting out the light. It was a
deplorable and disgraceful circum
stance , which reflects most discredita
ble upon those whoso business it was to
have provided against it.
TIIK good work begun lust year in re
placing all break-neck sidewalks in our
business thoroughfares with stone flag
ging or granolithic concrete , should be
vigorously carried forward this spring.
There are now only two narrow lots on
Farnam , between Eighth and Sixteenth
streets , still disfigured by rotten planks.
Douglas , Dodge , Harnoy and Howard
streets and .the cross streets between
them should by all means bo cleared of
plank sidewalks this season. The
marked improvement in the sidewalks
of this city'tho past two years cannot
fail to create 'a very favorable impres
sion upon yJsltors. But there is yet
room for improvement. The sidewalk
inspector can render great service to
this city by rigidly enforcing the side
walk ordinances.
SIOUY CiTY'3 loud and persistent
boasting reminds us of certain newspa
pers that are in want of circulation.
Sioux City has to improvise sensations
and booms in order to attract attention
to her lack of commerce and population.
This , of course , sue can only hope to do
by detracting from other cities whoso
commerce is already on a solid basis.
For Omaha to debate with Sioux City
as to relative positions ns centres
of industrial activity would be very
gratifying to the people of that would-
be rival , but it would bo about as ridic
ulous as a controversy about relative in
fluence between Vaughn's Inter-Stale
Democrat and TIIK BEH.
IF THE proposition to expend seventy-
five thousand dollars on an addition to
the high school is to bo submitted at
nil , wo shall bo pleased to see it sub
mitted separately. It will then bo
before the people on its own merits. If
it is voted down , as wo believe it will
bo , the board will consider it as an in
struction to remove the lower grades
from the high school building and provide -
vide proper school facilities for the
central school in the neighborhood.
Till ! death of William H. Barnum , of
Connecticut , chairman of the demo
cratic national committee since 1870 ,
removes ono of the prominent figures
from the arena of national politics. Ho
was closely identified with the leaders
of his party and served his state in both
branches of congress for many years.
Though not as active during the last
campaign as in former years , his advice
and executive ability will bo tnissod in
democratic counsels.
WIIATJSVKK the board of education
decides upon with regard to the bond
propositions should bo done within the
next ten days. The building season is
far advanced already and at best it will
take sixty days from the time the bond
proposition is submitted before active
operation ? in'hdiool house building can
bo dono. Thbro is no time to bo lost ,
therefore , if * , W3 are to have any use of
the now school'houses during the coin
ing school yyar.
.intfcaao Tribune.
The Tribunfi takes pleasure In presenting
an extract from a gcuulno lioston spring
poem published lu the Journal of that city
last Saturday , 3,1 Is as follows ;
Thus souls resurgent In suporntil guise ,
As bulbs to Jifp of loftier being cllntf ,
From earth-cludji germ to aua-rayed growth
arise- . f
Gazing relumcdpntent upon the sides
Unfading llower , In u sempiternal spring I
The beauty of these lines is thafybu can
read them In any way backward , forward ,
diagonally , prupsldo down without destroy
ing their wealth of weaning , and at every
twist you givu them you will see something
in ore anil more wlcrd , grand anj Uostonlan.
Death Kiulml Uln IVIUory.
I'liirlda Timtt-Unlan ,
Colonel Lazarus Flyalmker , of Louisville ,
is dead. Alas , poor KJysliakor ! A man of
Infinite variety ana unmitigated good humor
else lieoould never have carried that namu
without a murmur to the last.
Thuy iNevcr Will Ita
CMeaao Time * .
The sporting editor Informs the country
that the career of Cardiff us a fighter is
over , hot many duys slnco another ono of
thcso maulers broke his log and ono rtlod of
heart disease in the ring , The good time
seems to bo in sight nt latt.
Flowc-r * nu'il Otisli 'Wasted.
Dttrott Fnt IVm.
A chap nrrcatcd In Missouri for robbing a
clothes-lino confessed to stcaltrii ? thirty
horsos'ntul to Uilllnt : five people. They made
n hero of him , fed htm high , Indies sent
flowers to him in the jail , anil ot the cud ot
six weeks discovered that ho was a gigantic
An Unfortntinto OvcrslKlit.
St , Jjoiils Globt-Ttmocrat.
The point of most Importance with regard
to Oklahoma seems to bo that the railroads
do not provide sufllclont facilities for leav
ing the country.
Gov. lllll'f ) DlHsolvInc Vlcws-
INVir York Hemhl.
Governor Hill has no time to devote to
matrimony. His guzo Is fixed upon a ma
jestic , shadowy flguro In the distance , n
figure that keeps retreating.
The county board 1ms been reduced to a
peace footing.
It costs $133,731 to run the machinery of
the county for a ycitr and f 100,000 to run the
city. Uotwccu the two taxpayers can only
throw up their purses and look ploasnnt.
A party by the name of Pettlt , who lives
off the charity of the city ns keeper of the
pest house , rushes into print with a card ad
vocating the removal of his plant to the cor
ner of Eighteenth and Farnam. The cnange
would save him n great deal of harrowing
toil In walking to the court house for his pay.
1'ottit is not ns largo n fool ns he looks , oven
If ho was pensioned on all fool's day.
When December and November gleefully
don the matrimonial noose In Omaha , the
question , "Is Mnrrmgo a Failure 1" needs no
further refutation.
Nebraska Jotllnirs.
Bcatrlco will do a largo amount of paving ,
grading and other street improvements this
Thrilling noose may bo expected from
the cattle thieving section of the Koya Paha
Fnlrhury has added ono to the many coal
prospect holes in the state. No more effec
tive way of sinking money can bo found.
Aftera long anil persistent struggle
Adams county has voted $75,000 lor a county
court house and Hastings is correspondingly
Horse lifting as a profession is declining.
A few years ago It had a decidedly elevating
tendency. Now it is only worth two or three
years in the penitentiary.
Twenty thousand dollars of Nebraska City
school bonds sold for n premium of 2X per
cent. They nro 0 per cents and run ten or
twenty years , at the board's option.
Among the distinguished arrivals in Hast
ings arc Oh lie Joyful Swartsmeyer nml
Miss Hallelujah Kato Seaborn , cornetootcr
and tambourine tickler of the salvation
There is n general disposition among the
organl/cd farmers of the atato to resist the
twine trust. Fittcen cents per pound is the
highest price they will pay forbindingtwine.
The question now is , will the trust coino
down or the farmers como up ?
Eight hundred thousand to a million
trees were planted in Dawes county on Arbor
dry. There is much stenifluanco in the state
ment. It shows that Nebraska puts in prac
tice the beautiful and endearing sentiment
which was born within her borders.
Montrose has withdrawn from the race for
the capital of South Dakota.
Pulpiteer and politician are alike immersed
in the splendors of the future state.
The latest scheme in Yankton is a railroad
to Bismarck , nlong the Missouri valley.
Watcrtown has voted WO.OOO in bonds for a
high school and $15,000 for a city hall.
Miller nnd St. Lawrence , tiie twin cities of
Dakota , tire to be united by street rallwajs.
The county seat fight in Mcado county is
BO hot that the thermometers cannot register
the temperature.
The plum orchards in Charles Mix county
are in full bloom , and no lovelier sight can
be seen In that section.
The Grneloy brothers , of Deuol county , are
the largest sheep herders in the territory.
Their Hock numbers tf.OOO head.
Bishop Walker , ot Bistniirclr , recently
preached to four governors at ono sitting
Mellotte , Pierce , Ordwuy and Church.
North Dakota democratic papers unani
mously indorse ex-Secretary McConnuck for
the nomination for governor on the state
The Pargo Republican says the report that
a Cass county prohibitionist refused to ride
on u Pullman car unless they put the
"porter" off , lacks continuation.
The Golden Reward mines of the Black
Hills were rightly named. Geologist White ,
who recently examined the property , reports
that there is over $ l0.)00 ! ! ( ) in sight , and the
mines are only slightly developed.
Eastern Dakota expects a large amount of
-railroad building this yeur. Western Dakota ,
however , has no such flattering prospects.
Very little will ho doue In that section until
the Indian barriers on the cast are taken
The Aberdeen land olllce is doing a flour
ishing business. During April 115 preemptions
tions , seventy-live Umber culture and lifty-
seven homestead claims wore Hied. Forty
cash entries and fifty-seven homestead proofs
were made.
Dakotnns are now moving to split the Slv
seton Indian reservation , comprising2,000OUO
'ticrcs. Some of the finest farming land in
the territory is cmhrucod in this tract , and
its opening would ho a repetition of the rush
to Oklahoma , without the latter's distress
and disappointments.
Yankton is enjoying a season of uncommon
prosperity. It Is visible in all branches of
the building trades , in Increased railroad fa
cilities and In other lines. Tlio Press and
Dakotlan gives evidence of thn Improvement
by indulging In a tasty now dress of the lat
est pattern , it ml la greatly Improved In ap
Dakota editors nro a thrifty nnd versatile
set. A Planklnton scribe varies the monotony
ony of Hfo by preaching on Sunday. Another
at Salem , who fattens on riuh ladder , an
nounces : "If the parties who have been
helping themselves to our huy for the past
month will just make themselves known , wu
will load tlio wagon up at the stuck .tna haul
It down for them. "
The Larumlo Sentinel Is rcbcd In a neat-
fitting $ 'J5,000 libel suit.
The latest sehomo In the torrltory Is to
run a pipe from the oil regions to Denver.
Choycnno combined the centennial celebra
tion and arbor day In ono delightful holiday ,
Cheyenne pulpits tire hurling paper wads
nt the crouching tiger , which nourishes and
fattens In the "Magic City.11
It Is now proposed to erect a constitution
for the umurvo state which will limit nlllcc
holders to two terms. Perhaps it might bo
well to first catch your state.
A petition signed by every business man in
Lurainle has been sent to the management of
the Union Pacitiu asking that Charles Clark
bo retained as tlio freight and ticket at this
point ,
The Rawhne Journal in opposed to calling
a constitutional convention , and assorts that
outsidc of Cheycnni ) there is no dcinaml for
It. Cheyenne landlords uro hungering fur a
cr owd.
"Tho news from the ranges this f.priag , "
says the Luramio Boomerang , "is the uuit
over known. The early spring and dry ,
sunny weather has 03311 wonderful for tun
welt-being and mircnso of the herd * . Tlicro
has been a laigo percentage nf calves
droupoU this snr'tig , and , owing to tlio good
woathor. nearly all have lived. The fri ky
little fallow * may bo suea evurywharu in our
valleys and among our hill * . Coivs nml
young hcifortt ute In cx tlloiit condition , dud
the calves are fat. StocKtmm think the calf
crop will on larger thla yu r than it has bfen
for veurs in proportion to the ! zo of our
herds. The drouthv iippeatanco of things U ,
howovi'r , not very Haltering , yet the horda
uro profiting romarKaMy by it , : m 1 Uio
' ' " t < > " ' "
ranchmen hoiio for rams , snows - !
mote the growth , ' ' " " latnr ou lit" sea-
sou. "
They Have No Bights Which the
Law Will RospooC.
Altornoy-Gonoral liccso'fl Action In
tlio Republican. Vnllcy Cnso
Urcnkom Ahcntl For tlio
Ijlncotii Council.
LINCOI.X orTititO.vuai Unu , )
lOiO I' STUKET , }
LINCOLN ; May 2. I
The cltlzonsof Palhado , Hitchcock county ,
and other towns. on the grade of the Repub
lican Valley ft Wyoming railroad , hnvo good
reason to rejoice nnd bo glad. H will bo re
mcmbercd that W. T. Briekoy , editor of the
Frenchman Valley Times , visited Attorney-
General Lccso a few weeks ago , having been
delegated to represent the citizens of that
part of the state for the purpose of inquiring
into the reason why the In corporators of the
road had not "tracked" the bed , nnd repre
senting that it kept out other roads that
would tap that country , especially naming
the Hock Island , which stood ready to do so.
The attorney-general gave It as bis opinion
that paper railroads had no rights that the
laws of the stnto wcro bound to
respect , nnd that It must get
there or ho would dissolve the cor
poration. He so wrote Mr. Holdrcgo , putting
tlio matter before him properly , and that
Kcnlloimui honored him with a personal visit
Tuesday , when the gentlemen came to a
mutual understanding , which the following
letter fully explains :
LINCOLN , Neb. . May 3 , 1839-To W. T.
Briekoy , Esq. , Palisade. Nob. Dear Sir : I
have had a visit from Mr. G. W. Holdrcgo
concerning the graded line of road ithat
passes through your place. Ho tells mo tlmt
the company has not abandoned the road ,
and Intends to complete it just ns soon ns
they can arrange to get the money to do so ;
that money in the east Is very close , especi
ally BO In railroad circles sot apart Jor build
ing purposes ; that ho will visit the
whole line from Culbertson to Holyoke -
eke , nnd report the condition of
crops and the people's necessities to
the company , and ho also says that ho will
como and see mo again. The next session of
the supreme court will bo hold In September ,
and as I can not do much good boioro that
time , I hnvo concluded it will bo best to wait
and give them n chance. I will know just
what they intend to do before September ,
and ns soon as I can learn anything definite ,
will write you again. The company must
cither fish or cut bait. Yours very truly ,
Thus It will be seen that the attorney-
general Is again moving for the people.
In Contempt ,
The opinion seems to exist in Lincoln , and
not without reason , that the city council and
Mr. Hamilton arc In contempt. It will be
remembered that the latu legislature passed
a law that in the event of the dissolution of
an injunction by a courtof conpctcnt Jurisdic
tion , the party enjoining could keep an In
junction in force by appealing to a higher
court and filing a supcrccdcus bond.
In the case of Webster vs. The City Coun
cil el al , in which the later were enjoined
from issuing Hamilton a cerllflcato of - election
tion as councilman from the Fourth ward en
titling him to a scat in council meetings , the
injunction was dissolved by Judge Field.
The cause was at once appealed and the nec
essary bond filed. But , notwithstanding this ,
Hamilton upon proper certillcate , having
filed his bond , sought admission to the
meetings of the council and. was
not. only admitted , but took his seat as a
member , and engaged in its deliberations
nnd was duly recognized by the mayor and
the other mcniocrs of the council as such.
This has created n deal of talk. Hamilton
had been enjoined from taking his .seat. His
opposition had complied with the act of the
legislature , providing for such cases. Itvr.S
ignored and there is talk that tlio city coun
cil and mayor will bo taken In hand for con
tempt of court.
"In n word , " said Mayor Graham to-day ,
' I do not relish tlio Idea of spending a season
in the county Jail , and retreat may be the
hotter part of valor. But such an order has
not been made and may not bo. This matter
is jubt a little squeamish and perplexing. "
And this is the general opinion. Some of
Hamilton's friends state , however , that the
matter will bo fought ou'thls Hue , and there
will bo no backing down from the position.
A. StrniiKi ! Case.
The cause of the insanity of Mrs. A. D.
Cox , who was adjudged insane- few days
ago and takea to the asylum , perplexes the
doctors of mcdicino of Lincoln in a remark
able degree. It is said that the testimony
before the commissioners tended to show
that she became insane on the subject of re
ligion. This , in fact , is all that was known
about it until to-day. It seems that before
the examination for commitment to the
asylum was held , Mr. Cox called in u num
ber of the best physicians of the city , hoping
to bo able to give her treatment that would
restore her reason without necessitating her
removal to tlio hospital. ISO two of the phy
sicians could agree as to the cause. It seems ,
however , that Dr. Hatch has succeeded in
diagnosing the case , and bases It upon scien
tific piinciples tlmt the mouical fraternity ac
cepts without n word.
Although but thirty-three years of npo ,
Mrs. Cox has passed tlio change of life.
It is well known that this rarely occurs under
the age ot forty-flvo. Dr. Hutch says that
the change was attended by an unnatural
rush of blood to the head , and that because
it failed to find an outlet it settled In clots
upon her brain , producing tlio sad result bo-
fora fttntod. In discussing the matter , the
doctor also said : "When the chance occurred
Mrs. Cox WAS reading religious boolcs ami
history. The matter she gleaned was natur
ally In tnlnd when slio lost her ronmi , hence
her Incessant talk upon those subjects since.
I am frco to state now that the cuuso of her
Insanity Is subject to perfect demonstration ,
The youngest change of lito on record , which
was attended by n like result , was tlilrty-ono.
Results , under Ilko circumstances , could
hardly bo otherwise. "
After n I'orjror.
OlUeor Pound went to Sterling to-day to
return n man named Thomas , who Is wanted
hero for forgery. Word came to this city
last night that the man was there. U seems
that Thomas is an old olTondor , nnd If caught
will servo a term nt Hopklnsvlllo for hla
shortcomings. Ho did a number of Lincoln's
merchants a few weeks ago on the "cheek
racket" In sums aggregating considerably
over $100 , and the ovlilonco connecting him
with the deed 1s said to bo porfoct.
Sniuo Hallway Statistics.
The returns of the different railroads on
flto la the ofllco of the auditor of publlo ac
counts , show n largo increase In their busi
ness ns compared with previous years. As
nn Illustration , the lines operated by the U.
& M. railroad In IS37 , show gross earnings ,
$7,503,300 , nnd operating expenses M.trtr , .
1110.111 , leaving a not earning of $ JIui5U30.71. :
The above Is on n mileage of U,03J.l.ri mllos.
In ISbS the same Hoes had u mlle.igu of ' , l"0 ,
being nn increase of 87.85 mlles , nnd their
gross earnings wore S7,03J , 3a71 ; operating
expenses , $ , 1,070,17fi. 14 , leaving not earnings
{ IUIir > 7.r. ! H will bo seen from the nbovu
that , whllo the gross earning duorousod over
one-half million , the operating oxpuusos In
creased over $1,000,000 , decreasing the
not earnings over $1,000,000. This
showing Is the same proportionately
on all lines in the state with
perhaps two exceptions. In ono case the in
crease being (30J per milo in not earnings ,
nnd In the other f'J per mile. The returns of
the above road , B. & M. , show that only
thrco earned unougti to pay the interest on
their bonds , and seven did not earn their op
erating oxpcnses. This is accounted for
partially from tno reduction In rates , and
mainly from the fact that the larger part ol
last year's crop has not as yet been mar
keted. The roads nro complaining of thu
high assessment of previous years , nnd in
support of that fact , hnvo gathered statistics
showing that the average assessment In tha
state is l per cent , and this is vo rill oil by
nflldavits from over one-half the counties in
the state , which affidavits hnvo been Hied
with the board. They claim that railroad
property is assessed at 40 per cent , which
brings their property to one-sixth of the
value of all property in the state , fl'ho board
has not reached any final action ns yet , and
nro considering the matter thoroughly , la
order that justice may bo dono.
City NCWH nml Notes.
Suit In mandamus was commenced in the
supreme court to-day. The ease is entitled
the State of Nebraska ox rol. George W.
Farmer vs. the Grand Island i Wyoming
Central Railroad company.
A warrant was issued to-day for the arrest
of Richard Fitzsuumous for the murder of
William Rood , of Wuvorly , on the 17th of
March. Until this daw Fitzslmmons was
held on the verdict of the coroner's jury. Ho
will have his preliminary hu.tring to-morrow.
Four drunks and two vags was the sum
total of the police roundup last night. It has
been dull , oven in the eily's retreats of wick
edness , during the past day or two.
Representatives Baker , Sweet anil Ullbert
were in Lincoln to-day. Clerk Slaughter
was also here to-day.
The PnciHo Exproas Company Will
Build Its llcnlitiartora.
Some days ago THE BKE made an an
nouncemenlof the negotiations that wcio
pending for the purchase by the Pacific Ex
press company from the Commercial Na
tional bank of a portion of the lot on which
the old city hall stood , at the corner of Six
teenth and Farnam.
The deal was consummated Wednesday the
cxprebs company paying $4U,500 for o front
age of 5S feet on Sixteenth street adjoining
the alley and ( i(5 ( feet deep. Since the deal
was first talked of the Commercial National
bank has lieen olTurcd Jf5'J,000 ' for the proper
ty but the express company's option prevented -
vented the acceptance of the odor.
The express company paid foi
Its acquisition * nt the rat
of $745 per front foot , or more for their llfty
eight feet frontage on Sixteenth street tluir
the entire corner , OtixlU feet , bold for foui
years ago.
It is the intention of the purchasers u
build , us soon us possible , n hcadquarUjri
building , to bo tiscdoxcltisivclyforthoPaoiHi
Express company. The building will hi
built witli the bank wall on the south side ,
and will ho of not less than llvo stories , ot
brlcic. with stone front , and will cost not
loss than ftW.CO : ) .
The ground floor will bo used for the local
business of the Pacific company with tha
United SUUcs cxurcss company's local ofllco.
The four upper stories will .ho for the oxclu
flivo use of tno company , nnd will
contain the ' auditor's and
president's , mana
ger's o dicers and the forces necessary foi
the operation of the company's extensive
The Puoillc Kxprcss company was organ
ized in IS70 and now operates all of tha
Union Pacific , Missouri Pacific aim Wabash
linea , with the Texas Pncillu in Texas , to.
guther with a number of leased liuoi. Thu
company employs in tha general ofllccn
here 94 men and ! M in the local work , a total
of lib. This is the first venture of tlio com.
puny In making an investment for permanent
headquarters , and tlio city Is to bo congratu
lated upon being chosen us the location of tlm
headquarters bringing ns It will the cnUm
operating force of tlio cornpauy hero.
A Sultan sat liy Danube's tide Hut in literate must move about ,
And sore distressed ahud he cried ; Uy scornful finijcrs pointed out. "
While like the wa'crz to the fiev : "Not so , " the noble stranger cried *
. down both fast and fice. ' 'I ' have "
His tears /.in a piece and will divide ,
A passing i < ti-anucr said : " i\ly friend , And from his coat-tail pocket drew
Why do those trar * so fast dcsrend ? " A cake and broke it fair in two.
"Alas I" he sobbed , "I've lost all hope ; Then rosb in joy toe Sultan gray ,
I've lost my cake of IVORY SOAT. An- ' , made that man a Turkish Bey ,
No more in pride through tywn I'll go , \Vith servants kind and Visiers uxc ,
With garments clcaa and white M tnow ; And fifty wives to cheer his age.
There ara many while soaps , cacti represented to be "just as good as the 'Ivory' | "
they ARE NOT. 'out like all counterfeits , lack Ihu peculiar and remarkable qua'itisj ' of
the poauhe. AtA for " Ivory " Soap ard Insist upon getting It ,
I8.SC , i.y Procter & UaubU.