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. E. nOHBWATKU. Editor.
X ) Mlf ( Mornlnjc Edition ) Including Sunday
De .One Vear . . .110 M
Forfllx Months . . . , . GOO
J'orlhrf * Months . , . S M
ThoOmMifiSumUj- , mailed to any
address , One Year , . . . . . . . . . 300
Weekly Hee. Ona Year . 2 00
Oman * Ufflct , Bee Jiulldlng. N. YT. Cornet
Beventconth and Farnam Streets.
Cnlcneo Office. 567 Itcokory lltilldlng.
Now York Office , llooms 11 and IS Trlbunt
Wellington once. No. B13 rourUcntn Street ,
All communication * r i Una to nons nnd edi
torial matter should 1 > e addressed to the Kdilo ?
ot tba lice.
All liuMness letters and remittances should
lie addressed to Th lire rubllshlnit Company ,
Omaha Jirnfts , checks and postonke ordirs tel
l > emadepay ljla to tlie ortlerot the company.
The Bee Pnlsblngliilpy , Proprietors ,
I3BB Hulldlng Farnam and Seventeenth Sts.
Bworn Statement of Circulation.
Btato rjt Nebraska , I .
> BS.
CVunty of Douglas. J
Owirgo II. Tzsclmck. secretarj of The lice
PiiAllxnltiK Company , ilocs nolemnly swonr ttrit
the actual circulation of 'I'll f. DAILY HER for
tlie week ending July 20th , 183 , was as tallows :
Sunday. July 14 18,802
Monday , July 15 .J 8,573
Tuesday. July 18 ! K.fi04
Wednesday , .Inly 17 18fifi3
Thursday , .July 18 ] Hr > iso
Friday. July 10 11,672
Bnturduy , July SO 18,583
Average 18Oil
' onouoK n. TZScitucK.
Sworn to before mo and minscrlbed to In my
presence thls 0tn day of July , A. 1) . IBM ) .
[ Seal. ] N. 1' . VK1L , Notary Public
State of Nebraska , I
County ot Douglas , f "
George II. Tzschuclc , being duly snorn , do-
TIOSOS nnA says that ho is secretary ot The IJe
Publishing company , that the actual average
dally circulation ofTiiK DAIT.Y HER for the
month of Juno. 1888 , ni , ia copies ; for July ,
1BR8 , le.Ollcoples ; for AURUBU8 < i81fUKlcopies ;
f or September. 1888 , 1H.1M copies ; for October.
1888 , IOS4 ( ! copies ; for November. 18BS , 1 , , US < 1
copies ; for December , 1888 , IH.SSl copies ; for
January , 1W-W , 18,571 copies ; for Kobrunry , 1883 ,
18W1 ( copies ; for March. 18H' , 18,854 copies ; for
April , 1689 , 18,563 copies ; for Mny , 18i' ' , 1H.C99
cople . GKOUGI ; II. TXSUIlfrcK.
Suoru to Dnforo mo and siihscrlhod In my
IScal.l presence this 3rd day of June , A.
D. 1W3.
1W3.N. P. 1'EIlj. Notary I'uWlc.
LKT us hnvo electric light from tlmt
company which will give the moat sat
isfactory service nt the most rcasonixblo
THE cyclone has mot a rival in the
wntorapout this season , and hoth are
tearing : about the country like a dis
gruntled politician.
THK rc-ratlng of pensions has stirred
up a hornet's neat in the pension ofllco
that is likely to cause Commissioner
Tanner considerable'trouble. .
HKNIIY GEOHQE is on the flowing
main on his way to America. Is it
possible that he is coming homo to im
press his single tax theory on one of the
four virgin states ?
TllK hitherto friendly relations be
tween the two Dakotas is liable to bo
strained now that the hair-splitting has
begun over the assumption of the terri
torial debts and assets.
of claims in Oklahoma
are invalid , duo to the fact that they
were tnlcen up before noon of April 22.
In consequence many a landlord of that
embryo territory is likely to find himself -
, self a wanderer once more on the face
of the earth.
TUB popularity of Parnoll is by no
moans on the wane. His recent recep
tion in Scotlandand especially at Edin-
burg , where the citizens accorded him
the freedom of the city , was a mark of
confidence in the integrity and patriot
ism of the great Irish loader.
THAT twelve hundred dollar vault
balcony matter will not down. The remarkable -
markablo feature of the whole fiasco is
the complacency with which the county
commissioners filed the report of the
export who estimated tho.valuo of the
vault fixtures to bo only four hundred
Tim prohibitionists of Washington
territory are quite anxious to at least
leave their mark on the constitution to
bo adopted. They have introduced the
same measures time and again , and are
not one whit discouraged in seeing the
waste basket of the convention fairly
groan with their communications.
AN oiTOHTUNE rain along the line
of southwestern Kansas ac last insures
the success of the corn crop in that sec
tion. There wore fears that the
hot winds which parched that sec
tion of the state for throe successive
yeara would again sot in this year.
Happily for the thousands of farmers ,
that danger seems now past , and'a largo
corn acreage is looked for all over the
CHICAGO jury has just acquitted
two attendants of the Cook county Jn >
-BMIO asylum charged with the murder
ot an inoffensive inmate. The verdict ,
however , should not bo interpreted us
a * 'vindication of the oourao of brutal
koopora. It does not give the monjbers
of that craft a license to maltreat pa
tients with , impunity , and an example
should ho.inado of ono of them at the
very first offense.
Till ! acquittal of McQuado , the
boodllng alderman of Now York , at
" \Ballstori , in that state , waa to bo ox-
jwctod. It was taken as a matter of
course that where District Attorney
Follows was the prosecutor the case
would be so weak and lame that it
would practically bo abandoned by de
fault. An the verdict stands , however ,
It is no crime for a public official to ao-
oopt n bribe in Now York.
THE good people of Yank ton have
awakened to the fact that Mr. R. F.
I'1. Pottlgrow , who has boon given a fran
chise to build a system oi street rail
way in their enterprising city , is In
clined to delay matters , having so far
failed to inako a beginning. Mr. Pot-
tigrow is a candidate for United States
senator and needs the sUpport ot Yank-
ton in hlo effort to capture that prize.
Mr. Pottlgrow will probably continue to
make { womisoa to the people ot Yank-
ton until after the election , and then
drop them , and the only coat to him for
thou * support will bo the loss ot their
confidence , and that ho will no longer
. euro for.
A great donl ot attention has boon
given to a recant address by General
Benjamin F. Biltlor , in which ho advo
cated a union ot the United States nnd
Canada , li was nn elaborate , nnd 'in
some respects a very vigorous , argu
ment to show tliat every consideration
flnnricial , commercial and political
was in favor of making the two coun
tries ono , and that their union ulti
mately ia inevitable. The idea is , of
coursdi not original with General Iut-
lor , thougli his reasons for advocating
it wore largely original. It has boon
advanced by others who are in n
much bottpr position than ho to glvo
it character and forcer Trith the poonlo
of both countries. Yet it has appar
ently made so llttlo progress in popular
regard that ita-promotors have little to
encourage thorn beyond the faith they
have in the wisdom of their theories.
At a mooting a few dnya ago of the
Massachusetts club Senator Hoar talked
on this subject , and what ho said was
not at all in line with the views ot General -
oral Butler. The senator has but re
cently returned from a trip through the
west as a member ot the senate commit
tee investigating our commercial rela
tions with Canada , and it is gratifying
to note that ho was profoundly im-
prcssod with the beauties and ad
vantages ot.tho western country , nil of
which ) ho remarked , was for Ameri
cans. As to annexation , ho did not
think it wise to undertake a discussion
of that question just now. Annexation
with this country must , from the neces
sity of the case , bo a Canadian ques
tion. But , in any ovcnt , the senator
saw numerous obstacles in the way of
annexation , and ho even could not BOO
"how this notion of what is called com
mercial union is likely over to bo prac
tical. " Ho did not think ono tariff
under two administrations could
bo conducted by two people
like the people ot the United
States and the people of Canada , ,
nor did ho think it possible for the people
ple of Canada to maintain political rela
tions with Great Britain and nttho
same tiino have an .absolute form of
commercial intercourse with us with a
protective tariff , especially as against
a country of which they are a part. The
senator cited several of the most for
midable obstacles to annexation , and
even to commercial union , and remarked
that Great Britain is trying in every
possible way to make Canada a loyal ,
faithful subject. Other speakers on the
occasion expressed similar views.
It is not question able that Senator
Hoar reflects the very general senti
ment of the country , so far at least as
the question of annexation is concerned.
It would perhaps bo a good thing If
this country could ncquiro peaceful pos
session of British Columbia nnd Mani
toba , the natural trade centers for
which are in the United States Seattle
and Tacoma , St. Paul and Minneapolis.
But there is no urgency for absorbing
any ether portions of Canada , and if
that is over done it should be the result
of a movement of the Canadian people.
As to the scheme of commercial union ,
while there are certainly serious ob
stacles in the way of its consummation ,
it cannot be said to bo wholly imurac-
ticablo. The mutual interests of the
two countries undoubtedly demand some
Toadjustmontof trade relations , but how
this can bo best ejected is a good deal
of a problem. It was to assist in the
solution of this that the committee of
which Senator Hoar is a inombor was
charged with the , duty ol investigat
ing the commercial relations between
the two countries , and It is because of
this that his recently expressed views
possess general interest.
The order issued by the secretary of
the interior directing an investigation
of all ro-ratings of pensions made by
the pension bureau during the past
twelve months , was made necessary by
the public charges that many of these
re-ratings have boon made in violation
of law , particularly under the present
commissioner of pensions. There has
boon a good deal of scandal cet afloat
during ho past two mouths regarding
the condition of affairs in the
pension bureau , and th'o matter to
'bo investigated has boon the prin
cipal tonic. The ofllco contains
a largo number of veterans of the war
who are pensioners , among whom are
medical examiners , legal advisors , and
chiefs ot divisions persons having
power to facilitate the consideration of
pension claims and to puss upon their
validity. It was discovered that these
persons , or a number of them , had boon
in collusion in securing re-ratings for
their mutual benefit , and also railroad
ing through the applications of their
friends for an increase of pensions , and
these shown to bo guilty were dis
missed. This was , perhaps , sulllctont
to cure the evil , but it was obviously
necessary that the whole ro-rating busi
ness should bo thoroughly looked into ,
and this Secretary Noble hun ordered
donp , especially as to pensioners in the
government ( service. There is reason
to believe that the disclosures will not
bo uninteresting.
This and ether scandals connected
with the administration of the pension
bureau are very much to bo regretted ,
but these who are responsible for them
should bo shown up without fear or
favor , and subjected to whatever pun
ishment their culpability may render
them amenable to. The pension bureau
is the largest under the government ,
nnd Is absolutely independent in its
fiscal relations. It disburses nearly
ono hundred millions of dollars annu
ally. The people who supply this
money and these for whoso benefit it is
supplied are equally Interested in an
honest , cloiui and careful administra
tion ot this great trust. The pension
service of the country , if it is to bo
maintained , must bo kept free from all
scandal and suspicion. It is to bo
hoped Secretary .Noble will glvo the
bureau a thorough investigation , and
will bo unsparing lu punishing those
who ahull bo found to have been dere
lict or dishonest.
There has been n very conblderable
increase of the public domain , from In
dian lands made accessible for settlement -
mont , during the past two years ,
Within that period about eitrlitden mil
lion acres ot the old Plogan reservation
in Montana , and nearly two million
acres in Oklahoma have .boon opened ,
to which will soon bo nddod from the
Slsseton nnd Wahpoton nnd the ndjoln-
inrr military ro'sorvo perhaps ono and
one-half million acres more. The
6pcnlng of the Sioux reservation would
make available for white Bottlomont
about eleven million acres " nero , nnd
thoputchaso of the Chorpkoo outlet
over six million acres , vrhtlo the success
of the negotiations with the lied Lake
Indians of Minnesota for the purchase
ot two-thirds of thoiroxtonslvo reserva
tion would add ever a million acres to
the public domain. . With regard to
this latter agreement the prospects ap
pear favorable. Thus far the commis
sion has been fortunate in overcoming
the objections encountered , nnd al
though a number of tribes are yet to bo
visited there is a feeling of confldonco
thnt the negotiations will bo successful.
Thus the lands opened within the past
few.years , and these In fair prospect of
being opened before the close of the
current year , will aggregate about
forty million acres , the larger part of it
good farming land , which undoubtedly
will bo rapidly settled.
There will yet remain , however , a
much larger area to bo secured for set
tlement under the operation of the sev-
alty allotment law. The present Indian
population Is estimated at two hundred
nnd forty-six thousand. Of tins num
ber seventy-two thousand belong to the
Indian territory and ether lands free
from the severally law , leaving ono
hundr.ed and seventy-four thousand to
bo treated with under that act ,
thoao occupying lands amounting to
oighty-ono million ticros , an avorapo
of ever four hundred and slxty-llvo
acres to ouch person. Thus there will
bo many millions of acres to dispose of
in excess of the amount apportioned by
the law to the Indians in sovoralty. It
is entirely probable that nearly , if not
quite , all tboso lands will bo available
for settlement within the next two or
throe years , as It Is the understood pur
pose of the administration to push the
severally allotment process as rapidly
as it can practically bo done. Success
In the Sioux reservation and in Minnesota
seta would doubtless expedite the work
olsownoro and render it comparatively
cosy. These additions to the public
domain will unquestionably bo wanted
as soon us they can bo made.
There is no doubt that THK OsrAHA.
BEE has interests in common with all
other papers that expect to pay dollar
for dollar for their materials , and meet
all ether obligations , as against any
paper like the Omaha Republican , which
is Incurring enormous liabilities to its
subscribers by taking $5 in advance.
To bo sure it docs not matter to THE
BEE or any ether paper , whether the
Republican's subscribers find themselves
"chiseled" out of three or four dollars
of the amount they have advanced , in
case the .Republican in its wild run over
the highway of ruin to the receiver ,
shall collapse. But anyxoiicern ; that
carries on a profitless and reckless busi
ness demoralizes , to seine extent , the
trade in which it is engaged , and to that
extent only has Tim BIE an interest in
common with ether papers that are con
ducted upon business principles.
Wo are told by our eminent financiers
that wo do notknowanything about the
newspaper business , and that the
more subscribers a newspaper gets
ever a certain number the larger its
profits. True , always , providing the
paper is sold at a price above the cost of
production. But suppose that the
Omaha Republican , or any other paper ,
has collected five dollars from each of
five thouband subscribers , ortwonty-fivo
thousand dollars in advance , and by so
doing incurs a liability to five thousand
patrons to deliver the paper by mail
three hundred nnd sixty-five days in the
year. Then if it should transpire that
such a paper could only deliver its
papers at that price two hundred and
sixtv-fivo days in the year , where does
the profit coino from ? What assurance
have the dupes of these cheap and fitful
issues that the paper will not completely
collapse before the expiration of the
year ?
It is said that a railroad in the hands
of a receiver Is the most dangerous of
competitors , because it does not pay
dividends upon its stock , or interest
upon its bonds , and therefore for a time
demoralizes the entire railroad traflio.
A well managed , first class
railroad , like the Pennsylvania or Now
York Central , is not affected very much
by bankrupt competitors , but still it is
concerned sufficiently to bo lu sympathy
with those weaker roads that are loss
able to stand competition. Tim BKB'S
relative position Is very much the same
with roteronco to newspaper competi
tors in this city , Its business Is estab
lished'and no inroads have been , or
can bo made by the Itopuolicim , even if
it should give away its paper to every
body. > _ _ _ > _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Tim prospectus of the proposed salt
trust contains this significant passage :
"And if , as has boon arranged , a portion
of the shares should bo taken In Eng
land by these having similar interests
there , even in the event of a removal of
the United Stains import duties on salt ,
it is not prnbablo that they would desire
to Injure this market by making ruin
ous prices here , or wo in turn go beyond
our natural market ; indeed , an under
standing to this effect has already boon
arrived at. " In other words , tlio salt
trust gives the people ut the country to
understand that if the people of
America should repeal the duty on salt ,
with the hope of escaping the exactions
of n monoooly at home , the English
syndicate weald not 'allow salt to bo
shipped to this country due to nn
"understanding" with tlio American
Bait trust. It would be by this method
that the salt trust would circum
vent any attempt made by
congress to obtain relief by
abolishing the salt duty even if laws bo
not passed declaring suoh trade com
binations illegal , Bo that asit may ,
there Is still another avenue Jor .relief ,
and that is through the courts founded
on law dating back to the time when
the memory of man runneth not , It has
boon declared tlmo adit again ; in cases
relating to combinations and trusts ,
tlmt public policy is opposed to monopo
lies which work to the Injury of the
general publltt y destroying competi
tion in trauoH1 For that reason the
courts do not op to inqulro ns to the
degree of injury Inflicted on the public.
It Is that the Inevitable
tendency of ttiich combinations Is Injuri
ous to the p\liilc \ ) , nnd therefore trusts
are unlawful u'd ' must bo suppressed.
THE BEKJHWI observed that n newspaper -
paper cannot' live unless it ohanrcs
more for its'JtAjior than it costs to pro
duce it. Tljb'Chlcago papers have , by
experience , found this to bo true , and
some of them have raised their prices
to a paying basis. That'old established
paper , the Chicago 2Yni , has just sut-
fored a temporary ornburrossniont ,
owing , probably , as much na anything
else , to the low prlco at which It has
boon selling of Into. It has found the
"give-away" policy a failure. It
was sold to dealers in Iowa
and Nebraska at ono cent
per copy , nnd even loss , during the last
campaign. It Is utterly impossible to
sustain n business at such rates , and
mnko both ends moot. That paper
should have boon a property worth a
million ot dollars , earning from $100,000
to 8200,000 a .year to the publisher , nnd
to-day would hnvo boon in such a condi
tion had it boon handled as ably as
Story handled it in his palmy days.
TiruiiE is something radically wrong
with the mall service between this city
nnd Yankton , A. letter mailed at that
placoon Saturday will not reach Omaha
until the following Tuesday. The reg
ular time of pnssago between the two
cities is ton hours , and even Una should
bo reduced to about four by a diroctlino
on this side of the river. The sooner
the business mon ot Omaha realize the
importance of the South Dakota trade
and the necessity of close communica
tion with the Jim river valley the sooner
will they gather into their coffers the
hundrodsof thousandsof dollars now sent
annually from South Dakota to Chi
cago. Under the present railroad fa
cilities the tlmo between Omaha and
Yank Ion nnd Chicago and Yankton is
about the samo.
THE value of the lake route in keep
ing down transportation rates can best
bo appreciated by the shippers of this
country. It is estimated in a report
made by General Pee to the wnrdopart-
mont that the charges for transporting
freight on the great lakes for the year
ending Juno 30'Avas equivalent to ono
and one-half mills per ton for each
milo. On the ether hand , the trunk
lines have dema'ndod for like service
something like i six mills per ton.
What the charges would bo were the
water competition removed can only be
surmised. Inj'all , the freights paid for
lake transportation aggregated about
eight millionsjpr the year , and there is
every prospect > that the volume of trade
over the watdr routes will increase from
year to year. *
As AN inducement to increase the
efficiency .andinterest in the railway
mail servlconth'e postolfico authorities
have dccided 'lo ' , ivo the clerks in
service at Omaha an opportunity to
compete for gold medals in the distri
bution of mail. This is a now departure
on the part of the postoflico officials that
is likely to lead to good results. An in
centive is given to the mon to win pro
motion as well as to receive the appro
bation of the department , and the serv
ice will bo greatly improved , insuring
to the public a more careful mail distri
bution and delivery.
You can run a locomotive on extra
high pressure at seventy miles an hour ,
and run the rislcof "busting" the boiler ,
followed by a general smash-up. You
can boom the circulation of a paper by
giving away thousands of copies on trial ,
and selling them below cost. You can
stimulate your cash receipts by playing
a confidence game on credulous patrons
who are willing to pay for n year in ad
vance at half-prico. But such high-
pressure financiering is just as sure to
end in a wreck as if a banker were to
pay ton per cent to depositors und loan
at eight per cent.
Tlio Secret of His Hucocss. Journal.
"Talk about Jay ( Jould's making mono.vl"
said Mr. Shornlumb ; "ho never mnuo u cent
in his life. Ho waits till other people make
it and then gets it away troin them. "
TCncouragmi ; Slgni.
Jjmttrltte Cmtrici-Journal.
If a girl in Alabama really did say , "I
should jump up and t.lptoo to cackle , " our
northern friends will not despair of the
"Now South. " There are some signs of
progress that are unmistakable.
nobtifnc iu all Direction * .
Haltttnore American.
Some of tbo trusts are not gottlng along
harmoniously. The cause is too much greed.
Next to their doslro to rob the public seams
to coma their desire to rob ono another. If
there could be a reversal of these preferences
the public would not object.
What Dott't Kdltors Know.
' /.uUrirtlce American.
Wo received a 'puuiplot yesterday entitled' ,
"How to Raise 'Poaltry ' on a Largo Scale. "
Wo know all nuaUt It before wo saw the
book at all. Wl&t you have to is to do pluco
the poultry on tlify iiirgoscalo , press dawn on
tlio ether side , utjii jjou ralso your poultry ,
" - " -
! Ji
Fnt ) jt9 Ooninornta.
ffeni'uil < 'frUiune.
"The HarrisopjUcip" is the nuino which
Ims boon givento a now-fashioned cello
Which has madd Itrf appearance in the Hud
son river countlW. " So the Albany Argus
reports. Wo JuUta'from thu that the now
cello means business and is warranted to
make democrat rf srfairm.
ProhibitionUts lor Knvnnuci Only.
Itloom ( Mi/Ion LMer. .
The prohibition organization will undoubt
edly bo maintained by the continued ascen
dency In its councils ot tlio men who aocuro
their broad and butter through agitation ,
A few of the elect may bo deceived but the
movement shows undisputed signs of weak
ness and fli'al dissolution.
Monoiinllca Defy the Imw ,
I'ttMiuro DI | Mic/i ( / ,
There can be no monopolies in this coun
try if the laws are nuuntalnod and
supported in their Integrity ; neither can
there bo a rule of the rich if tbo popular
suffrage is preserved la its purity aud thus
made to support the popular rights. I3ut a
few such gignntlo facts as the Standard oil
trust and tbo detlunco of tbo courts and law
by tlifl Rrcftt combinations furnish evidence
enough to the effect that such things cun bo
in this country bccnuso they nro.
suntMim z
Now York Mercury : ft raixy sound para
doxical , but one's "baro" word Is not
always suOlciont to establish even the
"nnkod" truth.
Drake's Magailnot Foreigner "Who is
that solitary Individual whom nobody no >
tlcesj" American "He's
on ox-prosldont
of the United States. "
Now Orleans Picayune : Electricity had
made but llttlo headway at the time of tha
flood. What Noah most nocdca nnd could
not got was an nro motor.
Terre Him to Express : llojolco , O young
man , in the days of thy youth , but remem
ber that , big ns ho Is , the whnlo docs not
blow much until ho reaches the top.
Gloucester Advertiser : A fellow thnt has
nctunlly tried soys thnt nlthough there nro
three scruples In n dram the inoro drams you
tnko the fewer scruples you will havo.
JL'uck : "That aotor you introduced mo to , "
remarked Olios , "can drink more than any
man I over met. " "Ho belongs to the now
school , you know , " returned Merritt , "He's
n tank nctor. "
Judge : Mrs. 'Butts-What n delightful
conversationalist Mr. Jabborbox is. It just
docs mo good to hear him talk. Miss Minnlo
Hnll Yes , Indeed ; but how restful it is to
hear the sllonco while he listens to somebody
Life : Clerk "There , sir , I call that a.
pretty good-fitting pair of trousers. "
Pnrmor Stubblclloltl ( from Wnvbaok Junc
tion ) "Thoy feel all rlifht in the sent , bub ;
but It seems to mo they don't lit very snug
under the arms. "
Minneapolis Tribune : A crazy Dctroltor
is creating n sensation by hugging defense
less women on the streets at night.
Ho is very bright for nn insane person , how-
over. Ho hugs them nt night when it Is too
dark to see their faces.
Now York Mercury : "Robert , dear , what
Is n jag ? " "Ajagi I don't know , Maria. "
"Mrs. Jones says thnt her husband told her
thathosawyoudown _ town with your Jng
on. " "Oh , yes , I see. Ho meant my Eng
lish top coat , ft is uomotlmos called a jag. "
Chicago Tribune : "I have quite nn inter
esting ornithological collection at home , "
said n professor to his host. "I would bo
glad to have you cnll. Are you interested in
birds ? " 'JNotmucli " "Except in larks , "
his wife put In , sending a wave ot indigna
tion over his face.
Life : Cumso I sco that Edifon has in
vented a machine by moans of which a per
sons face can bo seen miles nway. Mrs.
Cumso O , how nlcol You'll get one ,
George , nnd then when we go to a theater
you can see a man on the street without
leaving your seat.
Puck : Miss Dovecote ( hostess ) Why
don't ' you como into the parlor and dance ,
Mr. OrkwoodJ Mr. Orkwood ( who loves
flattery ) Ah , deah mo , you know , Idarnco
so beastly , don'tchcrknow , that I'm sure I'd
make a fool of mesolf. Miss Dovecote ( re
assuringly ) You couldn't do that , I'm sure ,
Mr. Orkwood. You know It takes n wise
man to play the fool.
Last Nlglit's Mfotinc or tlio Mer
chants' Work Committee.
A bettor and more sanguine atmosphere
pervaded the hull when the Merchants' Week
committee met last night , and the result \vas
a live meeting , wherein half-fledged plans
were rapidly matured.
Mr. Wilcox , of Browning , King & Co. , was
called to the chair.
Messrs. Flagg , Mardis , Julius Meyer and
Jack Prince , of the Coliseum management ,
and Messrs. Mount and Hungato , from the
Fair management , wore present in response
to the invitation extended at the last meet
The questbn of adjusting the outdoor
amusements at the various places nroso
early. Mr. Mount suggested that as Tues
day would DO Children's day at the fair , and
a very big day all round , the merchants'
parade might well bo hold on Wednesday.
Chairman Wilcox thought it wouldn't bo
good policy to crowd two such Important
events so close together.
Mr. Wukellold suggested Friday for the
merchants' parudo ; it would bo a good thing
to fill out the week. All the Coliseum man
agement would offer in the way of umuso-
ment would bo in the evenings , and Thurs
day Is always a grdat day at the fair , so per
haps after all Friday would bo the best day
for he parade. Nothing definite was de
cided upon , however.
Mr. Qarneau opposed reserving any special
events until it was known how much money
could bo procured , and , consequently , what
would bo the iKituro of the entertainments.
On motion of Louis Hoimrod , a committee
of three. Jack Prince , Joseph Garnenu
and D. T. Mount , was appointed to
specify what days should bo given to the
parade , the fair , und such other important
events as should bo provided.
vV. A. L. Gibbon said it might bo a good
idea to select ono night during the week for
a general round up at ono of the opera bouse ,
which might cost about $200.
For tlio committee on outdoor amusements ,
Joseph Gurneau reported that a rougti esti
mate of the total expense would bo from
$3noo to $0,000 , of which his committee
would use the greater part.
Chairman Hecs , of tlio committee on ad
vertising , bad no report to make. Ho didn't
know what ho would have to advostiso , nor
what form the funds would allow them. to
put it in.
Mr , Ktorstead , of the committeeon
public comfort , said his committee
would do all in itn power to make things
comtortablo , and wouldn't ' want any money.
Mr. Cray stepped in about 0 o'clock , and
stood qulntly by the door.
"How much must we have for 'this whole
tblng , Croyl" asked Garneau.
"li wo can't got 10,000 wo had better quit
right now. "
"I agree with you , " said Mr. Wakcflold ,
and wltu ono accord $10,000 was agreed upon
as about the proper amount to work for ,
Mr. Helmrod was called upon to report for
the committee- decorations. Ho suggested
ttio erection of six arches at an aggregate
cost of ? 350 , to bo decorated with red , white
and blue bunting. A special display of gas
lights along thu prominent streets might bo
mud a.
"I'd ilka to know what kind ot arches
you'd put up for (35 or VO , "
put in Klorstoad , with a suspicion
of contempt in hlf , tone. "Why , do you re
member that big uro.tL , that was put up
when the G. A. it. mctl That cost 1700 , and
it was a mlgnty poor excuse for an arch ,
too. "
"Yes , Indeed , It was. It was a big fraud , "
retorted Mr. ( leiinrod , nnd the jolly mer
chants laughed nt tlio sally und these that
succeeded ,
"Lot's see , " said Mr , Gibbon , "tho esti
mates so far are , for Indoor amusements ,
$500 ; outdoor amusements , $5,000 ; advertis
ing SI.OOO ; decoration , * SOOj total , 57.000. "
That wasn't ' siitisfaulory , so Mr. uurncau
made tlio following motion : That when the
committee adjourns it bo to meet Fri
day night , when the chairmen of the respec
tive committees must bo ready to present
Jlnul estimates of tlio money they will need.
Tills motion was carried , but instead of leav
ing In a hurry , the coinuiltloa lingered , dis
cussing earnestly tlio minuiiuj , dividing the
work among tlio various committees where
the line of distinction was not clear , and lay
ing plans for an active canvass forfunds , the
same to bo begun at once , and to bo carried
on with the understanding that every public-
spirited citizen of means would contribute
A biinrniet was one of the Ideas suupcattid
at this discussion , and it came In for very
serious consideration. It is tbougbt proba
ble that something of the kind will be ar
ranged for an evening late In the week.
Oklnlioum'H Metropolis.
Guthno , with its suburbs , now has
15,000 , inhabitants , six banks , eight
newspapers , thirty-seven lumber yards
and hundreds of stores.
A Peculiar Omloolon in the
Amended Election Law.
Another Poor Unfortunate Tlio De
cedent fcaxv BnUl to Ilo Unjust
Hupromo Court Records
The City Now * .
LTOCOI.K nnncATi oi'TnBO uti.U , )
1029 P Stnoar , I
LINCOLN. July 23. I
Now mul then nn occasional piece of bung
ling legislative work comes to light. Chn | > -
tor twenty-two of session laws of 1339 shown
that section seven of the compiled statutes ,
entitled "Elections , " was not only
but repealed. It appears Hint the now law
provides for the election of state and county
onicors nt the stipulated times and enumer
ates some of them ns follows : Governor ,
lieutenant governor , congressmen , state
treasurer , auditor ot public accounts , secretary -
tary of state , attorney general , commissioner
of public lands and buildings , superintendent
of public Instruction , one district attorney
for each judicial district and members of the
legislature. The act la question spoolllcally
roultos that these onicors shall bo elected in
the year 18SO and every two years there
It is only necessary , however , to cite the
law for the connection in the point sought
to bo made. So mo of our state ofllclals and
Capital City lawyers content ! that the law
re-establishes the ofllco of district attorney
and abolishes that of county attorney. Oth
ers express the opinion that because section
seven of the compiled statutes , amended and
repealed , docs not mention the onlco of county
attorney that it Is nottnoccss.irlly abolished ,
as tfiat ofllco wns provided for and instituted
during the session of the legislature four
yoara ago , and therefore not incorporated In
the sect Ion repealed. But this peculiar fea
ture Is said to still exist. Tlio new law pro
vides for the election of the various stale ,
county and precinct officers , names them in
regular order , and is wholly silent as to the
ofllca of county attorney. It is urged that
because the act cited , passed at the Into sit
ting of Nebraska's lawmakers , distinctly
names the odlco of the district attorney and
llxes a time for the election of the ofllcor
that the ofllco has properly boon re-instated
by law. TUB 13ii ; representative failed to
got the opinion of any state ofllclal or lawyer
as to the intent of the of the legislature in
passing chapter twenty-two of the session
laws , but the conviction seemed to exist that
the Insertion of "district attorney" and omis
sion of "county attorney" was an oversight.
In any.'ovont it seems that a construction of
the now law will bo necessary fiouitho supreme
premo court.
Another Unfortunate.
A very pretty girl , perhaps seventeen
years of ago. lies between life and death in a
scantily furnished room oa P street. Her
condition Is duo to a criminal operation per
formed on her by a no-called mlduifo of this
city. It Is hardly possible for her to recover ,
and , deserted by the author of her trouble ,
among strangers and without any of the
comforts so necessary during the hours of
travail , the poor girl lies as the hours go by ,
the past lost , the future terrible.
At a Christmas festival last year in the
little town of 'NYavorly , la. , this poor iirl ;
met a law student , who has since been ad
mitted to the bar , and who from that date
showed her marked attention. Under prom
ise of marriage , shortly afterward , he
accomplished his aim. About a mouth ago
her condition became apparent , and
in desperation she implored her
seducer to fulfill his premise ,
but this ho refused to do , and added insult
to injury by insisting that ho was not re
sponsible for her condition. This almost
broke the poor girl's heart , and she came to
Lincoln , where she expected to llnd an old
domestic who had worked In her father's
family , but in this was disappointed. She
then engaged a room and board with the
family on P street , whore she endured the
tortures of a criminal operation lost night.
It appears that her landlady noticed her con
dition and advised her to go to a doctor nuil
rid herself of her trouble. She visited sev
eral physlciaus of the city , who , to their
credit be it said , refused to perform the opera
tion. Finally , however , she met the mid
wife in question , who exacted her watch and
a valuable gold ring for her services , leaving
her destitute of means to pay her board and
attendance , and oven refused to visit her when
the hour came , for fear of compro
mising herself. The midwife , becoming
frightened to-day , loft town over the IJur-
lingtoa , but her whereabouts are known ,
and should the girl die she will have to ac
count for ncr handiwork. No persuasion
caa induce the suffering girl to give the
name of her betrayer , nor her own , but she
has envelopes bearing the imuriat of a well-
known Wuverly law flrtn , and parties have
the matter in haud who propose an investi
The Now Ileouilniit Law.
The sweeping change in the decedent laws
of the state , wrought by the passage of the
act recited in chanter forty-seven of the ses
sion laws of 1839 , seems to come in for a full
measure of criticism. Division twelfth , of
section thlrtv , says :
"If the estate shall leave no widow nor
biudrod , hi * estate shall escheat to the state
of Nebraska ; provided , further , that the
homestead , if nuv lrft by thu estate shall
cleeend us follows : The homestead
shall be appraised by the county
treasurer and the county clerk
and ono freeholder to bo appointed by thu
judge of the county court , all to bo residents
of the county in which the homestead is sit
uated. The Judge oi the comity court shall ,
within sixty days after ho has boon notified
by any person of the death of the deceased
and tnat the intestate leaves a nouiestoad , or
If the judgu of the county court shall ascer
tain said facts from any other source , shall
appoint such appraisers and notify the
county treasurer and county chirk and the
appraiser appointed by tiuid judge of the
county court , in writing , to moot oa the day
fixed by said judge within thirty days from
the notice to meet at his oOlco. The said ap
praisers shall then proceed at once to ai >
praise the homestead of the deceased at its
cost value , which appraisement shall bo
made ana returned In writing , under oath ,
by said appraisers , and shall bo made a part
of the records of said court. In case that if
any of the said appraiser * shall fall to moot ,
the court shall appoint ether freeholders in
their place , who shall proceed and appraise
said homestead under this provision , and
any vacancy at any time shall bo Illed in thu
name way. The Judge of the county
court shall thereupon deduct , from
said appraisement the amount of en
cumbrance , if any , upon said homestead , and
if the residue doon not exceed the sum of
$1,000 , said homestead Blmll descend to the
widow in absolute title , subject to the ou-
uumbranco on the aaino , if any ; in case them
Is a roBiduo after doductlug thu amount of
of encumbrance , It any , and the 11,000 , it
shall descend as provided la this act. "
The citation is made to show that the
homestead of intestates must bo sola under
any and every circumstance , and the faut
nrovokos unlimited criticism hero , although
Its purchase price , after the payment of all
debts or Incnuibrances , descends to the di
rect belra. It appears that the mother , with
four or live minor children , if such cases bo
found , will hava to give up her homo for
whatever residue may come to her through a
forced ualo. " 1 regard the decedent law as
passed by the late legislature , " said ono of
tno etato ofllcium to TUB UKE representative
to-day , "as the weakest and most unjust law
that over found a place on our statute
books. Its provisions should bo un
derstood and comprehended by every
parent In the stuU * . To bo emphatic , no
parent ought to neglect making u will , It
inluht prevent ondleis heartaches and break
ing up what would prove to bo happy aou
proipt'rous homes. I want to say , also , that
husband and wife must bo of one mind when
it comes to wlll-inuKing , or , according to the
now law , the will would not bo of any ac
count. The coiment of the wife is necessary
whoa it comes to disposing of property by
testament , and the nauio tmutr la true oa the
other haud.
Biiproino Court Mows ,
The following causes were filed for trial in
the supreme court to-day ;
L. F. Grimes ot al r * Claroilco If , Cham
berlain ot nl. Error from the district conrl
ot Johnson county.
Salllo A. Ward v Mietmol Wation ot al
Appeal from the district court of Lancastot
Jnmoi D. Hnssoll ot al vs William Or lines ,
shoriiTsf Johnson county. Krror from thi
district court of JoiD ? on county.
John W. Marshall ot al vflMlllon II. Goblo ,
Krror from the district court of Douglai
county ,
City Nown nnd Noted.
Some of the momborn of the boiml ot public
lands and buildings wcntto Omaha to-day t
inspect the lire escapes and ether Improve
ments just completed on the deaf and dumb
Institute building.
Fred Ucnzlngor , of the Capital Oity
Courier , and W. Morton Smith , of the
Omaha Uopubltcan , loft to-day for Spirit
lake , la. , to Attend the regatta thnt com
mences there to-morrow.
The work on the boiler house and smoke
stack of the capital building Is progressing
rapldlv , It will bo completed an an early
tlnto in September , and will add to rather
than detract from the anpcaranca of the
Btato house grounds.
A AVnrnlni ; to W'orklnjrnioh ,
Ciuwroni ) , Dawo Co. , Nob. . July 10,18S9.
To the Kdltor of Tnre Uns. I bog leave
through your luvatuablo nnd widely circu
lated journal to warn the workmgmon of
Omaha who are being fooled with false
promises as to wages on the B. & M. from
Whitman , northwest to Sundance. The most
open , barefaced and shameful robbery of
worklngmen in being perpetrated on this
ploco of road daily. The men are Induced to
leave Omaha to work at $1.75 per day , bourd
* t per week , but when they arrive at the
scone of their labors they are told that they
will receive only 81.50 per day if they nro not
retained for a full month. The board it very
bad. I hardly bollovo an ounce of moat Is
used on the road but what is condemned. A
charge of $3 is deducted from pay as faro
from Alliance to certain working points ,
whether the. mon walk the distance or not.
oa the principle that there nro moans for
them to ride and they must pay the toll , even
if the moans is not used , The blankets fur-
nlshua are very poor , and harbor bedbugs as
largo as booties ; the mon nro charged rent
for thorn the blankets , not the bedbugs.
The bearding camps nro about all the same ,
with the exception of Hill's ' nnd Arkansaw
John's. Those gentlemen pay all they agree ,
but. the others are open , daylight robbers.
The robbers hire men at $ l.T5porday ,
nnd taftcr bo lias worked a low days
ho discovers thnt ho will only bo paid at.tiio
rate of SI.50 if ho fails to work a full mouth ,
"Mule-skinners" nro promised ? 2T per month ,
but if they do not remain a month they nro
paid at the rate of $20 per month and are
charged 10 per cent for cashing their chocks.
All the workmen are charged 10 per cent
discount on top of the 2 , " > cents shrinkage
if they fall to work a month and ask for their
tlmo. I saw several flno workmen at headquarters -
quarters this morning , ono of whom had a
cash order for his pay , but was discounted
1U per cent. They complained bitterly of
bad treatment , poor grub nnd long hours.
With all this , teamsters get but $ J per day
and laborers ? l.r > 0 , and have to stand n dlo-
count of 10 per cent. On those grounds I
warn the worklngmon of Omaha to stay
where they are and not venture out here la
search of work , or they will bo sorry.
1) . ( J.
A Now Mail Schedule.
Parties to whom schedules of. arrival and
closing of malls have been sent will remember
that copy was Hied In the government
printing olllco May 21 , and that connections
must bo made as follows : Lincoln tn
Alliance , express pouch , 7,10 : a. m. ; all 13. &
M. trains marked on schedule duo at 10:30
a. m. , now due at 10:05 : a. ui. ; Chadron to
Casper , duo at 4:00 : p. m. ; Omaha to Hast
ings and Superior , duo at 10:10 p. m. ; North
western , Hock Island and Milwaukee , duo at
7:35 : p. m. , instead of 3:00 : p. in.
Superintendent of Malls.
Tlio J/ouii-llornoil ncotlo.
State Entomologist Lint nor of Now
York , has c coiveu from Howe's Cave a
specimen of beetle which hns riddled a
painted kitchen lloor in that place , says
thn Now York Times. The holes are
about n quarter of an inch in diameter.
The beetle is about an inch long , gray ,
with black velvety dashes on its wings ,
and the males have horns. Prof. Lint-
nor finds Unit the depredator is the
long-horned pine borer ( Monoluunus
confusor ) . Its larva , or grub , in the ono
that causes the injurious and unsightly
burrows so often soon in pine lumber.
In this instance the grubs must have
boon in the pine logs before they were
sawed Into Mooring. From some un
known reason the grubs occasionally
remain in a dormant or unchanged con
dition for a long time. In the museum
of Peabody academy of science at Salem ,
Mass. , one of those booties is preserved
which had oaten its way outof the wood
of a pine bureau which was made fifteen
years boforo. As allowing a greater Im
prisonment of booties in furniture it is
traditionally said that in 1780 a BOU of
General Israel Putnam , residing in
Williamstown , Mass. , had a table made
from ono of his apple trees. Out of
this table twenty years afterward , a
long-horned beetle gnawed his way ,
and a second ono burrowed his way out
twenty-eight yoara after the tree was
out down.
Hleopy PontiHylvanln Vlllnjron.
A Huntington panor Hays : There nro
villages in tills county of 200 and 'Ml )
inhabitants where it would bo impos
sible to llnd a boul astir on Sunday after
noon. It is a universal custom to
"nap. "
BEST" iNjr | WORLD ,
Further Great Cures of Skin Discuses by
the CnUcnni Itcmcillcs.
I Joy nnn year nncl a half old. Fnco
and limly In a torrllilo Condition ,
being covornd with sore * . Biilptmr
SprliiRn Tall , Cured by Ciiilcnra
Kemodior ) .
I have used your Cimctnu Hr.vimir.s lu two
rates whertt It proved to bo micooss/ul. Tun
lirnt nraiiu the ciuu of a boy a year and iv half
old. HlH face and body ware lu H urrlulooou-
dltlon , thu forinir buiiiff comuJfiMly covuicil
with soros. 1 tout him tu tlm MOSSMIIH Sulphur
Hprlngu , but ha did not improvb any. 1 vrux
tlion mlvKedto try the I'IJTICIIIM JIWKI > IKS.
which i did. Ho took one nnd hnlf bottlol of
CirriciiiiA ItK or.vKNT , whan hln ekln wua nn
( smooth an cuuld bo , and la to-day , J used thu
CUTiciniA on lila Mores uad tlio Curioim.t
lu washing Mm. Ilo 1st now Jlvo yearn of
and all right. Tliu ether cnso wii.i a ( lUoa
thu HCBlp , vrnlch wns cm oil by wanning wltli
the UimcuiiA HoAi' and rubbing In tngCUTl-
fliiiu , ono bottle ( it CUTicmiA Jtmdr/VHNr
Delns ? iiMod , Tht ' havu proviid iuccui fjilln |
every ( ftto where 1 have advised the usu of
ilium. It IB HUrprlulni ; how rupldly a child will
Improve under their truiumout. 1 rccoiijinnml
ilium for any dlAeiRi : > of the skin AS liclnu thu
best In thu or 111. Till * la my experience , und 1
am reudjr to Htuud by my Htuteuiunt.
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An Unbfuriihlr. kln DIHOUBO Cured.
I hare boon udllctod ulnce lust March wltlni
Hlcln disease thn doctors ciillod eczoma. My f 0' '
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lug ami ImrnliiK wore unbniirnlile. Bee-
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