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TEXAS loads off the harvest of 1889
with a wheat crop said to bo the boat
over known In the state.
THE council should itoop its eyes
wide open to guard against a contract
ors' combine. It is in the air.
SOUTH OMAHA ruis boon declared a
city of the first class and is to have a
free mall delivery July 1. Now for
ST. PAUL htis twenty-eight parks con
nected by boulevards , and is still laying
out additional pleasure grounds. Oumha
has a great work before her to emulate
city. _ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _
THE advocates of the "jolting system"
for health are not likely to sell many
-machines in Omaha. A ride over a
square of'cedar block' paving does the
, business ut half the money.
Trh'que"stion whether inspectors in-
Bpect is a pertinent one in Omaha. In
the AVords.of a prominent contractor ,
"Lot mo cheese the inspectors and I
cciro not'at what figures the contracts
nro lot. "
three inoljcs of rain in as
days have added thousands of
dollars to the value of growing crops in
eastern Nebraska nnd taken away the
suspicion'tliat the state might "go dry"
THK delegation will shortly hold
another session in Washington. If
there is any member of the last legisla
ture who hasn't called out loud enough
to boheard he should at once stand up
and be counted.
SINCE Peters has been appointed collector -
lector , the mail at the Albion postoffio
has increased twenty per cent. A few
more deputy colloctorships and gaugor-
ships remain to bo disposed of and
patriots should remember that the
early bird catches the first worm.
THK county commissioners should see
'to it thai the plans and specifications of
* thcTiiew hospital nro carried out , oven
to the smallest detail. The protests
and pleadings of contractors are not entitled -
-titlod to a moment's consideration.
Ta ppyors insist on receiving the full
value for their monoy.
AN KSTKEMED contemporary an
nounces as a now feature a full page of
deadhead railway time tables and ads
that its usefulness is obvious. It is. It
/saves a page ot typo setting and news
gathering and economizes the dollars
, intho two cent concern.
COUUT-MAKTIALS in the army will
dog'oii'orate into pleasing farces if
thny continue .to result in the oondon-
'lne ' of the sentence by the reviewing
Wthoritleu.r Captain Arms , who
4frof.Bly JusuUed the one-legged gover-
.honot i ? < muaylvanin , and was properly
, poatepcod to dismissal by the court , has
JUnti Kis'.mmjsjimeni ' practically remit
ted by the'president.
TANNKH will have largo
-.aucHoitces wherever ' ho speaks through
put 'tlio west. Every old soldier who is
cnntpaigniiig for a pension and who was
flauUcd out by General Black's techni
cal rulings will bo on hand if possible
to wolccnnci his successor. Commis
sioner Tanner is outspoken in favor of
n-liboml-construction of the existing
pdiiston liuvs and of tholr Indefinite ox-
J.opaiouin thp nonr future. With the
latter lie can personally have llttlo to
do , but his'rulings on the pension stat
utes already passed liavo been on com
mon sense lines , and have boon gener
ally apnroyc\ ( \ wherever they have been
T/ll5humnno sooloty of Omaha would
ha vn us Ijeliuvo that when men die in
groiitngoiiy after being bitten by a dog
fouiniifg at the mouth , it is not duo to
lijQJi-opnohln. Jt is foolish to quibble
abour-tho'iiauio , whether the disease bo
hydrophobia , rabies , madness , blood
poisoning or imagination. It is enough
to know that in these latitudes a dopr
bite under poqullar conditions is fatal
to Hfo , and that during warm weather
thl.s CQS ( mnjady Is most prevalent. It
would bo c/unlual II sooloty did not
take means to protect individuals from
this horrible disease. There mny bo n
discussion as to the best way of dis
patching dogs and removing the cause
of the evil. But it la far bettor that
every dog in the city should bo shot
ban a pintle human lifobo iinoorillod.
AND T11K INDIANS.
The wisdom of the appointment of
General Crook as a tnombor of > 4ho
Sioux commission has boon .fuUy de
monstrated. Ho is the only member
who has any positive Influence with the
rod men , nnd whoso counsel is listened
to with that respectful consideration
which denotes confidence. The expla
nation la simple. The Indian respects
a soldier , nnd no soldier has so strong a
claim upon his respect as Oonoral
Crook. Thousands of the Sioux , and
particularly the old warriors , know him
as one of the most skillful fighters ever
sent against thorn , nnd Uloy also know
whatever ho says to thorn can bo rolled
upon. Admiration for his ability and
courage is coupled with a perfect confi
dence , nnd thus it is that General Crook
has boon able to accomplish about all
that has thus far boon done in securing
the assent of the Jndlan.3 to the propo
sals of the government. Ex-Govornor
Foster , of the commission , is reported
to have said of him : "That is a wonder
ful man. It is my opinion that a hotter
man than ho to deal with the rod men
could not hav.qjjoon fo"u.nd on the globe.
Wo never know what move ho is to
make noxtf but when ho gets ready to
do anything success always attends his
efforts.5 The complimentary testimony
was unquestionably fully merited.
The oJJ lbok for tjio success of the ne
gotiations is regarded as on the whole
favorable , but the progress thus far
made docs not assure a successful
result. There Is manifestly , however ,
an improving disposition among the
Indians to accept the treaty , as Is shown
by our dispatches from tno Rosebud
agency. More than two-thirds of the
members whoso signatures are required
at this agency have signed , among
these being all the prominent Indians
except two. It is not unlikely that the
labors of the commissioners at this
agency will bo completed within the
next two or thjejj dayp , The influence
of so prompt an acceptance of tlio treaty
by the Indians at the Uosobud agency
would of course bo mo < it favorable upon
the negotiations at the other agencies ,
nnd it is understood that the
commissioners ( do not antici
pate any great amount of trouble at
the Pine Ridge , Sautoo , Crow Creole
and Bruloiagonclcs. At ! the Cheyenne
and Standing Rock agencies , particu
larly tholatter , they expect some oppo
sition , T > ut tills is * hardly likely to be
vorystuoborn after the other agencies
havoTbeen successfully disposed of. The
commission entered upon its work with
the hope of completing it within sixty
days , and it is quite possible it will dose
so in a shorter time.
IN UNITY THERE Ib STRENGTH.
The action of the city council looking
to the annexation of South Omaha an'd
Albright to Omaha is a move in the
right direction. The creation of South
Omaha under a separate government
was a mistake at the outset , nnd has
proven a costly "experiment to thoao who
supported it. THE BEE exposed the
folly of the movement at the timo. Its
warnings were unheeded , and the re
sult is that burdensome debts have boon
heaped upon the people without ade
quate return from the Investment.
The people of both cities are bound
together by close business relations.
Everything that tends to the upbuild
ing of one benefits the other. Com
mercially they are inseparable. Why
then should they continue u.idot- separ
ate governments , paying large sums for
the maintenance of n double roster of
The management of municipal affairs
in South Omaha docs not promise an
early change for the better. As long
as the power is vested in the hands of
men who have no great interest at
stake , needless taxes Will be piled upon
the people , and the industrial progress
of tho.city seriously retarded.
Among the best pebplo of that city
there is n trong and'gr'owing ' sentiment
in favor.'of annexation. It affords the
only sure solution for reckless misman
agementand insures conservative care
for tho-great , interests of the city. In
the council of the combined cities there
would.bo a majority of responsible citi-
y.onsto ohoclc extravagance and prevent
schemers" and mercenaries from con
trolling'public affairs. . .
Annexation will simplify public
affairs , produce greater unity of
action for the general good , strengthen
the confidence of investors , and place
Omaha 'in a leading position in the
national census of 1890.
The senate Committee investigating
the traderelations between the United
States and Canada is in St. Paul. It
has made a very thorough inquiry as to
the sentiment of the business communi
ties of thti Pacific coast and"tho extreme
northwestern frontier , and it is to bo
presumed .it has very carefully observed
and recorded the practical facts of the
situation i "tho territory visited. That
the comtnU&o obtained a great deal of
valuable Information may bo safely as
sumed. It has undoubtedly also encoun
tered some diversity of opinion as to
what Is'desirablo to bo done by way of
adjusting and regulating commercial
relations with our northern neighbor.
The weight of opinion it has thus
far obtained , however , is doubtless in
favor of seine plan either to restrict the
competition of Canadian with American
railroadH or allow the latter larger free
dom than they now enjoy for mooting
the competition. The committee has
undoubtedly been placed In possession
of all tlio figures showing that the great
transcontinental road of Canada has
boon making heavy inroads into the
traffic of the American roads , and every
olTort made to Impress it with the dan
ger of permitting our commerce to got
into foreign hands.
The commit too Is now In a territory
whore it will hoar something different
from this. It will find in the
northwest a nearly universal senti
ment in opposition to laying any
embargo or imposln g any restrictions
upon the trade relations between the
United States and Canada. It will bo
told by a largo majority of the business
men in that section , whoso opinion it
shall seek , that the competition of Can
adian trunk roads with the roads of thin
country has been a good thing for that
section , and that they desire its con
tinuance. It will have presented to it
Iho olntttt that this compollllon lias pre
vented combinations of capital from fixIng -
Ing upon the northwestern communi
ties the arbitrary rates of freight which
Lhoy had ngroedupon , tirnt to this factor
Is to n largo extent duo the low through
rate etill in "existence , and that this
competition lias protected the north
west from the monopoly aimed nt by
Chicago in giving it nn Independent
outlet. In short , the committee will
find the general opinion of the north
west voiced ) > y n loading journal of that
section , which says : ' 'It is clear that
every section of the west and north
west has benefited by the presence of
Canadian competition , and that to ouV
it oft would bo to Indict up'on us u heavy
nnd gratuitous injury. " A very strong
sentiment will also bo found to exist in
that section favorable to commercial
This question of our commercial rela
tions with Canada has come to bo uno
of very great and grave importance ,
demanding a moat careful public con
sideration. What Boomed a little
tlmo ngo a remote matter ,
which might not become pressing for a
generation or more , has within a few
months become a subject of leading nnd
urgent concern , involving1 the interests
ot a largo body of the people and of vast
investments of capital. How to deal
with it wisely and justly Is the problem
which it is the purpos6of4ho senate
cummttloo's investigation to solve , and
when the conflicting interests at stake
are understood it can bo soon that the
problem is an extremely difficult one.
Hardly anything thaf will ho presented
to the attention of the next con gross
will bo regarded with a wider or deeper
interest than this subject of our com
mercial relations with Canada. *
CHEAPER RENTS COMING ,
Oio ; needs only to take a short drive
around the city to convince himself'that
the croakers about slack building in
Omaha must bo the stay-at-homes.
Leaving South Omaha quite out of the
consideration , there are more dwelling
houses now in course of construction in
this city than over boforo. Every sec
tion shows building activity based on
substantial growth. Most of it repre
sents wages earned nnd saved. It is an
interesting feature of the building situ
ation that the proportion.of , homes being
built by and for worlfiiiginon is so largo.
And it is a still more interesting feature
that so many are being constructed
from savings or through associations
based on savings and which subserve
while they promote thrift. The nat
ural effect of the heavy building of the
past three years has boon to force down
rents. Most of the now homes built
have resulted in the vacating of a
rented house. The landlords have con
sequently been competing for tenants
and rents have dropped. Outaido
the most sought-for locations , where
prices have been fairly maintained ,
rents for houses liavo declined from
twenty to thirty per cent. The
outrageous prices charged for
worklngmon's homos wcro for years
a distrraco to the city. While
elsewhere landlords were satisfied with
reasonable returns on their investments ,
the Omaha Shylocks demanded and re
ceived prices for shells and nhnntics ,
that in other cities went bogging at
half the money. Ono of the most por-
mnnontbenefits of the rise of realty three
years ago was that owners of largo
tracts of land Immediately adjoining
the city were induced to plat , and that
the available area for homes , with city
advantages was at once increased. With
the supply came in turn an increased
demand for homes , an inlluxof loanable
capital , a cheapening of rates for
money , building associations and
an inducement to save. The
final result has been a general lowering
of rents and a corresponding saving
among wage earners. Tbo community
at large loses nothing by cheap rents.
High cost of living is the destruction of
thrift. The value of wages must always
bo measured by what it will buy in food ,
and fuel and shelter. In other words
the purchasing power of the dollar rep
resents its real value. When the cost
of living in Omaha roachosj'as it must
in time , the basis of other cities of its
sl/.o further cast , its possibilities as a
great manufacturing city will bo fully
developed. It will then bo able to com
pete more closely in those lines
in which labor cost enters us
a largo factor. Workingmen can not
afford to work for eastern wages with
out the certainty of at least as largo a
margin above necessary expanses as
prevails in prosperous eastern cities.
So long as rents are from ten to twenty
per cent higher and food and fuel
scarcely less so , wages will' naturally
bo hold at a higher level than in eastern
manufacturing cities , ind the scope of
employment must bo more or less re
THK American society of civil engin-
enrn has appointed a committee to in
vestigate the causes of the Johnstown
disaster. The question to bo determined
by the commlttcp is whether the flood
of water over tlio top of the dam was
caused by the sinking of the dam from
weakness , or simply by the accumula
tion of water in the lake beyond the
normal height of the dam. The com
mittee will also ondcavor to ascertain
why the provision made for overflow
was not operative. An adequate inves
tigation of those matters by expert en
gineers is unquestionably desirable , if
for no other purpose that that of prop
erly fixing the responsibility , though
this may bo exceedingly difficult , if not
impossible. The fant doubtless is that
the responsibility is widely distributed ,
and not the least part of it , as ono of
the survivors of the calamity has said ,
rested upon the authorities of Johns
town who neglected to regard the popu
lar demand to have the reservoir
drained. But at any rate engineering
science may gain something from the
investigation , nnd it is well that ono is
to bo conducted in behalf of the Ameri
can society of civil engineers.
THOMl'SON AND ROOSEVELT , of the
civil service commission , are finding
out that they have H thorny road to
travel. At the examination just hold
under civil service rules , at Troy , N.
Y. , lor positions in the local postolllco ,
the roprosouUtivo sent by the commU-
sionorshnd his suspicions aroused that
the local board of oxnmlnors was not
nbovo temptation , and consequently Iho
oxnmiiicrs were not pormrUed to tnko
part in the proceedings. No doubt the
civil service commissioners will insti
tute an Inquiry at Troy , and intorostingf
developments may bo expected. Local
boards liavo too often made the civil
service examination a farce , and it is
the purpose of the commissioners to put
a slop to this abuso.
Till ! dovolJqSJ which the Now York
Sim shows to-fUro political fortunes of
Governor Hill la only equaled by its
persistent omission to commend any
thing said or done publicly by ox-Proa-
Idont Cleveland. The fidelity and con
sistency of the Sun in both instances
Illustrate a prominent and valuable
characteristic of that excellent journal ,
but the cITcct Is not favorable to the
success of its recent counsel to the de
mocracy to "got together. " Nothing is
contributing moro to kccu the demo
cratic party , at least in Now York , sep
arated into factions than the fact that
both Cleveland nnd Hill have the pres
idential ambition , and whoever desires
to unite the party should have neither
for a favorite.
TllK load minors and smelters of the
country are anxiously awaiting the an
swer of Assistant Secretary Tichonor ,
of the treasury department , in the ap
plication of the minors for the reversal
of the rule admitting Mexican load in
silver duty free. A decision in the case
is a delicate task. If the present law
bo overruled barring out Moxlcan lead
it may give the American loud pro
ducers n temporary advantage. But on
the other hand the smelting and kin
dred industries of the country would bo
seriously affected. The treasury de
partment , however , is moving cautiously
in arriving at a conclusion. The ques
tion is under advisement , and it is moro
than likely that an extended investiga
tion will bo instituted by agents of the
treasury , both in the United States and
Mexico load producing regions , before
u decision will bo returned.
CHIEF SEAVEV laid before the board
of lire and police commission a prop
osition to grade policemen according to
length of service and olliciency and to
fix tholr pay proportionally. This is a
measure that has long boon needed to
perfect the metropolitan police service
of Omaha. There is little question
that the plan will bo favorably en
tertained by he , commission. It may
take some tiin'd"b6fore the details of the
system will bo satisfactorily arranged ,
but when oncp in force a marked im
provement in The police force will bo
effected. It \ lUoneouragc the mon to
do faithful work and will spur them on ,
inasmuch as efficiency will bo the only
road to promofioir.
EVIDENCE is mot wanting to prove
that the monikers of the South Fork
Fishing and Hunting club of Pittsburg
were fully awaiTo , of- the unsafe condi
tion of the Conemaugh dam. Exparl-
onced civil engineers and the watch
man of the park repeatedly culled their
attention to thd fact that the dam was
shaky and needed repairs. But to all
the warnings the millionaires who
maintained these pleasure grounds
turned a deaf oar. It is difficult to see
how those sporting gentlemen can es
cape Iho responsibility for the terrible
disaster at Johnstown.
THE great reservation just opened in
Northern Montana , having an approxi
mate area of thirty-six thousand square
miles , is described as a most inviting
region for sottlomont. The greater
part of the land is exceedingly fertile ,
the climate is milder and moro equable
than that of Southern Dokota , and as a
wheat producing section it is thought
this territory will bo unsurpassed.
When it is said that' the reservation is
half as largo as all of New England , the
importance of such nn addition to the
Innds available for settlement can read
ily bo appreciated.
THE long looked for stimulus to the
.iron trade has come from an unex
pected quarter. The sudden demand
made for steel rails and bridge Iron duo
to the Conomaugh flood together with
the destruction of the Cambria iron
works has advandod the price of stool
rails and beams a dollar a ton. This
would Indicate that there is no over
production in the iron trade , and that
the stoppage of production of ono of the
proat mills of the country has the im
mediate ofioct to stiffen prices as the
supply falls short of the domand.
THE recent pardoning of Bunker Fish
by President Harrison has induced the
relatives and friends of Hooper , the
Fidelity bank wrecker of Cincinnati , to
Importune the president for his release.
It is to be hopnd that executive clem
ency will bo withhold from this class of
criminals. Those who pose as honora
ble buforo the , -world and betray the
trust confided Jjo them by using other
people's money ! lir gambling transac
tions , are onUt\uJl \ to no leniency.
THE nbBorpttpft'qf the largest white
load plants in St. "LouHs by the National
Load trust , said , to 1 1)0 a branch of the
Standard OH.cqijifinny , insures for that
powerful monopoly the control of the
output of whlto'lea'll In America. And
now the consume/ may as well prepare
for the rise in pvIcQ which is sure to fol
low. , . .
f the WoHtorn Union
Telegraph comp | will have no reason
to complain with' the annual dividends
soon to bo declared. The gross earn
ings are the largest in the history of
the company , ana approximate twenty
TJIUIIE is a vay of hope for the silver
mon in this country in the fact that
England will probably uend a delega
tion to the Paris congress of bltnotal-
In tlift fiplrlt of Christ.
Ifeio York .Sim.
The members of a female bible class con
nected with ono of tlio protcstant churches
of this city Ituvo rauod a amull Bum for the
service of the Houmn Catholic priest , Father
Conrudy , who Is now doing benevolent work
amcnitf the lopora of the Sandwich Islands ,
U3 successor of Father Damloa. It must U
admitted that thoyjllius offer a noble Illus
tration ot Ihnt alt-ombrncing chnrlty which
was Inculcated by the founder of Christianity ,
nnd which can never bo bounded by any soc-
tnrlitn lino. Ihoy Imvo plvon nn example
worthy of being followed by all religionists.
Iowa's Municipal Wars.
Internal strife still distracts this once
linpnr nnd united Innil , The boycott Insti
tuted against the members of the city coun
cil of Fort Dodge , In. , on account of n cow
ordinance was still raging at last , accounts ,
nnd now Prairie City , 111. , U In trouble , A
petition was presented to the village trustees
of thfit place nt a recent mooting nsltlng for
an appropriation of funds to prospect for
coal. The petition was refused and another
ono IB now in circulation calling upon the
inomborn who voted against the coal project ,
to draw tholr pay and resign.
A Pointer forJuunl.
Oonoral Jubo Early had bolter attend to
his lottery nnd let American history nlono.
Hocnnnovor forgive Shorldan tor sending
him "whirling up the valley , " and the
American people can never ccaso to fcol
gratofui to Shorldan for doing It , no matter
how tho'bunko-stooring ox-confodcrato gen
eral fcch nueut it. Give the box , another
turn , Jubal , nnd see the blanks couio out.
llic OlmoxloiiH Hnok Stand.
The city hack stands are a nuisance. They
can not well otherwise bo. Yet the hncks
nro & convenience and must have a convenient
ent resort. However , the suioll of bad
liquor nnd tobacco nnd the sulphur fumes of
had language' prevalent about these stands
can not In f airnoss ho laid to the poor horses.
o - Sniithtirn IourimHsii ) .
cMcfloo Times ,
Tlio editor xvho hasn't killed his man Is
not qualified to follow the noble calling of
journalism In the south. Down thcro the
establishment of a private cemetery is of
more importance than the introduction of
storcolyplng machinery \vob-priatlng
v Honors are Easy.
Mnhoho has ottered HIddloborgor a foreign
mission and asked him to go to Hong Kong.
Illddlohorgor offered Muhone a mission by
tolling him to go to Neither accepted.
Only tlin Homes Protected.
In Massachusetts it Is now n penal ofTonso
to dock a horso's tall. But the docking of
tno wages of the factory hands goes on with
Bill and lloulixupcr.
Kansas Cttu Journal.
Buffalo Bill is said to hu growing so rapIdly -
Idly hi the favor of the French public that
the popular supremacy of Boulangcr is
Hay Springs will celebrate the Fourth.
The Biirwcll Lover h.is been forced to
shut up shop.
J. F. Hlnglor U the editor of n now paper
at Cr.iwford , called the Times.
The lad ids of the Chadron Baptist churoh
nro to give a business man's carnival early
Tltoro is talk of organizing an ngricultural
society In OarAold county and holding u fair
Stratton will have horse racing , foot
lacing , ball games and numerous other at
tractions on the Fourth.
The Alli.inco Is the name of n paper just
started nt Lincoln , as ttio ofllclal organ of the
Nebraska Stuto Farmers' ulliauco.
A bogus deputy internal revenue collector
tried to work the cigar dealers o ! Central
City , last week , but failed to rope in any
Tlio Hay Springs News says It will toke
815,000 , to pay for the twine necessary to bind
the srnlii crops of Sheridan county tnis
Citizens of Stella think the flro fiend must
have u n especial grudge against that town ,
$ .50,000 worth of piopert.v having gone up in
smoke hi the p.vst two years.
The reunion committee of the G. A. R.
encampment , which Is to bo hold ut Keurnoy
in August , ii busy making preparations for
thp event. A letter of rqgret has been re
ceived from General Sherman.
The Dundy county Democrat says that
the most serious result of Botikelmaii's pro
hibition movement will bo the lack of funds
necessary to the maintenance of the public
schools. The closing of the schooW for n
period , next winter , will bo the inevitable
The Koya i'aha Press soys it looks aa
though the rustlers Had given up stealing
from outside parties and had commenced
work among themselves. It's a case of ' 'dog
eat dog" and as long us they conllne their
opcr.itlons among themselves the honest people
ple will bo content. _
Benne county has paid SOOO bounty on
18,000 gopher scalps this season.
B. F. Erb , of Coon Haplds , has paid $000
for selling liquor contrary to law.
Two tame door , which had strayed away
from a park , were shot the other day by
hunters near Muscatlno.
O. A. Kcntncjr , of Carroll , has engaged In
the business of breeding Shetland ponies , be
ginning with thirty head.
The annual commencement of tno Vil-
lisea high school lust week was highly suc
cessful , and ut its close the school con
tributed ? 25 to the Johnstown sufferers.
John Knnpp , who died recently at VIntou ,
porvcil as a soldier in the Mexican war and
wni a member of the regiment commanded
by Jefferson Davis.
The twenty-ninth annual commencement
of the State university begins on the 14lh
hint. , nnd continues until the 10th' . There
are 019 students attending the iribtltution.
At the last term of the Oslcaloosa district
court tno ] udgo of that district agreed on anew
now rule in divorce cases , the substance of
which is that all costs must bo paid into
court bofo.ro a decision U rendered or made
known to the attorneys.
Whilu Joseph Landers was performing on
a swinging bar nt Audubon a foot strap
uroko-and ho loll a distance of tblrty-iivo
feet , breaking his loft arm In two places , dis
locating several ribs , and Hustuinlng severe
An Osceoln county farmer purchased a flro ,
smoke and sulpher gopher exterminator , gave
it to his boy , timl told him lo kill every d m
gopher on the farm. The hey went. The
result of the flrst hour's work was the cap
ture of ono gopher and the burning of fuO
worth of hoy.
A VOUIIB Fiend Tolls How Ho Killed a
Mttlo Girl ,
Ct.ovr.MND , O. , Juno 10. About 10 o'clock
tula morning young Otto Leuth , after con-
sldorublQ questioning , confessed the mur
der of little Maggie Thompson , who has
been missing for over a month and whoso
mutilated remains were found yesterday
in ttio cellar of LcuUi's house. Ho said that
on the day of the murder , as Maggie
Thompson passed his house nt about noon on
her wnv from school , ho enticed lior into the
house iiml tried to outrnito her. Being un
successful ho placed her on the bud and
Killed her with a hatchet or hammer. Young
Lcuth Buys ho U about sixteen yours of ngo ,
but no looks older. At the tlmo of the mur
der , Leuth , the fatlior , was out of the city at
work and tbo mother was In the hospital.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
( Then JJobyroa sis * , wo gave fcrr Castorta.
When the was a Child , wio cried for Cwforr'a ,
WlJen she beoamo Miss , che clung to Castoria ,
Vl'3ti DliatiM. CUldrva , i&a gave them Cutoria
THE JEFERSON LONG CASE.
Ho W11 } Try Htxboaa Corpus Prom
the Supreme Court.
Supreme Conrt Cnso * Now Corpora-
tlons Adam Ituokor'a Dtvo to
Do Closctl City News
LINCOLN BOBKAB orTnnOMAtu UBB , )
1020 1 STHKBT , I
LINCOLN , Juno 10 , |
In the spring of IbSfl JqfTarsou Long was nr-
rested In Lincoln county as accessory to the
crime of murJor. A warrant was Issued for
the apprehension of ouo Ernest Meyer * ,
who was charged with the commission of tlio
crime. Meyors has never boon nrroslod. In
fact ho hni never boon hoard from to this
dny. At the term of the district court ot
that county , following the arrest , Long was
convicted ofuurdor > In the flrst ilogroo , as no-
ccssory to the crime , nntl sentenced to bo
hanged , At the January term of Xho supreme
premo court , 1333 , this case was hoara on
error , nnd was reversed and reumudod for anew
now trial. In December , 1333 , n trial was
haa In the district court of Lincoln county ,
but the Jury disagreed. The Hon. J. S.
Hoagland , of North Plntto , attorney for
Long , Is In the city to-day with a voluminous
petition which ho will present to tlio supreme
court at the session , Friday , asking for a
writ of habeas corfliw for liong ,
The UnUowilty Gohlmenoomont.
The commencement , proper , of the state
university , occurs Wednesday forenoon. The
pubho , generally. Is Invited to attend , mid
no ono should wait for n' special invitation.
The procession \vlll form nt the university
building promptly nVOsBO n. in. , In the follow
ing order : University cadet band , university
cadets lu uniform , university students , the
senior class , thu nlumnl > association , citizens ,
city olllcors. county o Ulcers , state onlcors , Iho
clergy , the lx > ard of regents , the faculty.
The line of march will bo from tUo univer
sity building to Tenth streotj south on Tenth
to O ; east on O to the FUnck'Opora house nt
the corner of Twelfth and O ,
Until the procession rb'ucnoa the opera
house tlio ontlro , lower lloor will bo reserved ,
nnd the gallery w ll bo reserved for ladles.
Sections on the lower floor will bo reserved
for tha members of the senior class , tho. cho
rus nnd the orchestra , admission to which
can only bo had by tickets. j
Scats will bo rosorvo'l on the stage for the
city ofllcers , cdunty onlcors , stat6 olllccrs.tho
clergy , thotbgard. of regents' , the faculty ami
invited guests. ' -
The following is the .nrogrammo of exor
cises : , >
Overturo-rBrldal Rose . , . Poltoe
Chorus The Heavens ftro Tolling. . . . Haydn
University Chorus nod , Orchestra.
Oration The Pootlc Klcmont In Science
. i . Helen ,13. Aughey
Oration Two Radicals. . . .ElbortU. Tlngloy
Oration Sir John Eliot. . Chas. B. Nowcomb
Soprano Solo Cavatina from Robert Lo
Diablo . Meyerbeer
Madame A. Wobcr.
Oration Two Pro-revolutionary Patriots
. Orion \V. Fifer
Oration Henry David Thoreau .
. . " . William L. Stephens
Oration Wendell Phillips. . . .MyraE. Clark
Selection Riverside . . . . .Ululoy
Conferring of Degrees .
. Bv the Acting Chancellor
Presentation of Military Commissions. . .
. By tbo Governor
Grand March The Star . Southwell
The following are the candidates for de
B. A. Frederick Wallace Collins , Fairfield -
field ; Gcorgo William Gerwig , Alleghany
City , Pa. ; Laura Augusta Haggard , Lincoln ;
Charles Berry Newcomer , Fulls City ; Wil
liam Logan Stephens. Sutton.
B. L. Thomas Stlnson Allen , Wnbash ;
Gcorce Henry Baughman , Lincoln ; Charles
WcsloBlgelow , Bartlett ; Jennie Constance
Bonncll , Lincoln ; Edna Dean Bulloek. Lin
coln. : Myra Elizabeth Clark , Sutton ; Orien
Wesley Fifer. Lincoln ; William Nelson -
son Fletcher , Alliance ; David Dryden For-
BVth , Now Helena ; Charles Marion French ,
Rule ; Alfred. Pizey , Dakota City ; May
Tower , Lincoln.
B. So. Helen Barbara Atighoy , Lincoln ;
Myron Isidore Bigolow , Uartlctt ; ElbertKov
Tingle.v , Lincoln ; Herbert J. Webber , Lin
coln : Thomas Albert Williams , Weeping
B. C. E. Ernest George Eagleson , Craig ;
Frank Austin Manloy , Lincoln.
M. A. Elton Fulmor , Gibbon.
Tlio Battalion Drills.
The battalion drills on the university
campus this morning attracted a largo num
ber of spectators- and the exercises were
worth going to see. Four companies and
two artillery squads participated in the
drills. Lieutenant Grifllth was the officer of
tlio day. Colonel Hotchiciss , Lieutenant W.
T. Wood , of the Eighteenth United States
infantry , Ft. Gibson , and Lieutenant E. W.
Cnrisman , second infantry , Fort Omaha ,
were the judges.
Tlio Council Investigation.
The councllnmnic investigation was re
sumed nt a late hour this afternoon . Henry
E. Lewis , of the llrm of Joh'n R. Clark , Lewis
& Lewis , was sworn.
"Wo made a proposition in .writing , It was
accepted. Wo receive about 8350,000 in bonds
to sell under our contract. Wo flrst made a
proposition of this icina : That wo would un-
dcrtauo to sell the entire bonds , amounting
to § 500,000. It was discovered taat the dis
trict bonds were not ready. Wo discussed ,
that is , John It. 'Clark nud I dla , which
proposition wo should : mnko , to sell for what
we could got , letting It not the city par and a
commission , or to sell for n commission. Wo
made the proposition for selling the bonds tenet
not tbo city par.
Strode "Was that the written contract ! "
Lewis "It was so understood , I think , I
thought It wai In the contract , "
Strode "Did you neil the bonds or nny
part of thorn nt loss than port"
Lewis "I could not say. "
StroJo--"Dil ! you sell nny tor moro than
Lown " 1 understand wo flM. Wo exchanged -
changed soma for county bomK ami I do not
know what the computation was. I do not
know as they netted us moro than the 3 per
cent allowed. It would bo dlOlcult of com
putation , "
Strode "Did .you hoar the motion In the
council to accept your written contrnotl"
Lewis "I think Bllllngsloy made n motion
to accept the' proposition. I suppoiod It was
our proposition , as talked ovqv. "
Mr. Lowls further testified thftthodd | not
know how the bonds sold. Some of them
wcro exchanged for county bonds.
Strode "This committee does not desire
the names of the parlies you sold to ) what
It wants is the amount of snlos , what dm
bonds sold for and the premium , and what
sold for a discount. Can you furnish tbo
Lowls "I can not. "
Strode "What the committee wants Is to
know what , the bonds sold for. Can you
furnish the information ! "
L jwls-"I don't think I can. I might add
that I don't think I should so stuto if I did
know the amount. "
Strode "Dlil some bonds soil for 4 per
cent premium V
Lowls "I don't ' think I know. "
Strode "Did some sell for -1 per cent dis
count ! "
Lowls "I don't ' think I know. "
Strode "Mr. Lewis , you can not furnish
this cbmmltteo , then , what amount of the
bonds Bold for a premium nnd what for a
discount ! "
Lewis "No , I would not want to stato. "
Captain Murphy , the export accountant ,
who was employed to examine the books ,
was sworn , when the following was devel
oped , which created something of a sonsa-
Courtney "You found that the funds had
been mixed ! "
Murphy "In a few Instances. "
Courtney "What Instances I"
Murphy "Tho transfer of all coupons ,
paving bonds and Interest boiidb had boon
mixed u ) ) . "
Courtney "Did you know , Mr. Murphy ,
that seven pages had boon out out of that
book ! "
Murphy "Thorn have boon ho pagci
cut out of that book. "
Courtney "Would you bo surprised to
know , Mr. Murphy , that seven pages had
boon cut out ! "
Murphy "Not altogether. "
Mr. Courtney hero gava Captain Murphy
the book and asked him , "What Dago do you
find alter page U2 ! "
Murphy "I find pago20. "
Courluoy "Woro these pages cut out
when you examined the books ! "
Murphy "No sir , they were not. "
Courtney "Would you swear that they
were not ! "
Murphy "I would. "
Courtney "Who would have authority to
cut out seven pages of the record ! "
Murphy "No one would have authority to
cut thorn out. "
Courtney "Then I will introduce thosi
panes us evidence. "
Questioned by Mr. Hamilton "fly whom
were you employed to make this examina
Murphy "By the city council. "
Hamilton "Do you expect to bo paid by
tha elty council ! "
Murphy "I do. I sent in my bill about a
week ago. "
Mr. Hamilton , addressing Councilman
Dean "Did not Councilman Meyer av that
Captain Murphywould send In no bill ! "
"Ho did , " most emphatically said Mr.
The book referred to as mutilated Is the
account book of ox-Treasurer Jones , and it
is thought that much valuable Information
in relation to the city's money matters has
thus been destroyed.
City Treasurer Stcphonson was scon this
evening , and hu declared that tbo pages were
missing when ho took the office : that , ho
called ex-Treasurer Jones' attention to the
fact , and that Jones admitted to him. that ho
had cut them out.
Tlio Ucllon Society.
ThoDolten society , of the State university ,
gave its first annual exhibition at the urit-
vcrtity chapel to-night. The exorcises were
unusually Interesting , and the performers
received rounds of well merited applause.
J. P. Kerr read an essay entitled , "A
Hindrance to Progress ; " Alfred Pisoog de
livered a spirited oration , "The Past and
Present , " Charles M. French , "Tho Birth
of Power. " Miss Flora Hull recited In a
very tpleasing manner Mark Twain's ox-
peuenco with an Interviewer. Missus F. H.
Woods and J. H. Marble participated la nn
instructive debate on , "Restricted Emigra
The exorcises were Interspersed with vocal
nnd Instrumental music by Prof , and Mmo.
Webber and Prof. Monzondorf.
T. A. Withertruck , a carpenter , while
helping to erect a wind milt nt Havolock ,
was knocked front his position , and falling' ,
broke botu his legs. His companions carried
him on H stretcher to tbo city , a distance of (
about live miles. >
City NOWH nud Notes. '
Mrs , C. E. Wilkinson and her son Eddie ,
of Broken Bow , nro in to ) ) city to-day , n
route to Spencer , Indiana , where they will
spend the summer.
R. W. Hyors , ox-warden of the peniten
tiary , who Is now acting us inspector for the
Lombard Investment company , was In the
city to-day renewing old fricndshlus. ;
Hon. J. Jensen , of Geneva , spent Sunday
at the Windsor.
The case of Joe Burns vs th6 city of Lin
coln , Is on trial in the district court this af-
toinoon before Jud o Chapman. Burns sues
for a balance of sonic $1,700 , whloh ho claims
is duo him on the system of waterworks put
In by him two years ago.
The funeral of Mrs , Dr. Lambortson will
take place Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock ,
from the family residence at Twouty-Iouttli
and M. Friends are invited. Mrav X.am-
bcrtscm was the daughter of Isaac Johnson ,
nnd was twenty-three years old. , itx
After reading TUB BUB , " Jlils morning ,
Marshal Carder announced that the Adam
Ruckor dive , near the corner of Eighth aud
P streets , should go , and go right away. ' no
would personally serve notice on the owner
or agents 'of the property that-a uulaanco
could not continue to exist in the business
portion of the city. ' , , /
T"osmvKfY the most economical soap to use for the toilet is tv
J/IVORY SOAP. The cakes are so large that you really get twenty
cents worth of soap ( or a dime ,
A WORD OK WARNING.
There nre many v/hite soaps , each represented lo be "jest as pooJ ns th
' Ivory'j" they ARE NOT , but like all counterfeits , lack tu ! peculiar anj iviiarlc-
tble qualities of the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap ai.d ir.sist upon jjs'.lln It.
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