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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : FRIDAY , JULY 26 , 1889.
THE DAILY BEE.
U HOBt3\YATian. Editor.
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Tim Union Pacific oniclala nro erad-
ually learning whnt kind at a union
depot Omiilm wants.
IFWE can have our streets lighted
an cheaply with electricity as with gas ,
the plcctrlo lights .should by all means
ho" given , proforoncoi
Si'EAKiNoof boodling atato ofllcors ,
it is said that every word of all the laws
onactodby the late Colorado lo/jisla- /
turo'cost that state ten dollars.
SOUTH OMAHA will not bo invaded by
cattle affected with Texas fovor. Gov
ernor Thayor's iprompt proclamation
'stops them1 at the borders of Nebraska' .
IT ISN'T advisable to give the Omaha
druRtrfan' the wink those days i ! he has
not complied with the law requiring' a
register of nlLtho liquor sold or given
Tins seat of war betWeen the rival
street 'car- companies has neon trans
ferred to South Qraaha. At last ac
counts Gouoral Mercer is still in the
saddle ; . . , .
- -A .I'KOOitAJmE for the merchants'
week carnival should -prepared with
out u'mi accessary delay. The "commit
tees should know what they are going
to do and should bo getting ready to
'do It. .
, THEatrawbqard makers of the coun
try have ugroed to form n trust for the
purpose of controlling the trade and
satisfying itself with a reasonable
profit ! This last statement , however ,
contains considerable chatT.
OP course when Minneapolis and not
St. Paul takes whirl at the census fig
ures , of Ih'o Flour city , we muat take it
for granted that the increase in popula
tion during , the past year has been
more rapid than the rise of the ther-
. rngmolSr under a-boiling July sun.
IDAHO .vill not prohibit railroad pool-
ingj.n'or forbid her stuto olllcials from
" nctipatlugj roe railroad passes if admit
ted' into' .tho union. Dut aa Idaho is
'only playinqrat drafting a state consti
tution , those things will' ' not bo taken
seriously. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
TITB Braidwood mining region of
Illinois must bo in a terrible condition
If the famished populace is compelled
to subsist on the carcasses of dead
horses. .Tho industrial relation of
those minors to their employers should
bo' immediately Inquired info and a
speedy sottlflmont of ther long pro
tracted slrilto ordered.
parties who havcf just
made a tour of South Dakota contradict
the report oi poor crops there , liovor
Iv , before in the history of that great
young commonwealth were the proa-
poets as'good for nn abundant harvest.
The farming sett' * ttenta of South Da
kota are aa dense as those of Kantms ,
and this year's crop of small grain
promises to be as abundant as ever it
has boon in that section.
THK bank clearings , thorallroad earn-
h-l ingB and the foreign commerce of the
country indicate that a larger volume of
business is being done this year than at
the corresponding period a year ago.
Nevertheless there is a universal com
plaint that in many departments of
trade the margin of profit continues at
the minimum. This probably explains
why largo amounts of capital still re
main in the hands of investors waiting
an opportune moment to go into that
industry which promises an adequate
return. _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THE Attempt ot Union Pacific agents
to bulldoze and frighten parties who
hava settled near Cut-oft lake , on what
may bo termed No-Mun'a ' laud , should
not bo countenanced by anybody. The
Union Pacific begins at or near the
transfer depot on the Iowa side. 11
has no legal existence In Omaha
excepting on the tracks loading
to and from the Union Pacific shops.
Its right of way does not extend to Cut
off lake , and the only object it can have
in taking possession would bo to hold
the entire river front from Florence to
South Omaha agalnntull comers. What
oleo could they want with the land neat
WAITFOn THE INVESTIGATION.
According to the most trustworthy
authority the investigation of affairs in
the pension bureau ordered by the sec
retary of the interior was requested by
Commissioner Tanner. Undoubtedly it
is made with the full approval , if not by
direction , of the president. In all such
matters , whore honesty nnd thorough
ness nro evidently iutahdod , justice to
all concerned requires that public
criticism ntid opinion bo hold In
nboyanco until the investigation is
completed and the result offi
cially announced. But this fair and
proper principle is not being re
garded in the present case. The nous-
papers which fool called'upon to cast
odium upon the administration under
any and all circumstances , whether
there bo justification or not'aro , intimat
ing that there is no sincerity in the
investigation , and that it will bo n
whitewashing affair. It is alleged that
the president is not in sympathy with
it , that the officials who nro conducting
the investigation are weak men who
will bo easily influenced , that the sec
retary of the interior Is not in earnest ,
and that it will bo easy enough to find
a few scapegoats on whom to load the
blame and lot Tanner down onsy.
All this is absolutely gratuitous. Not
only is it without warrant in anything
that hna occurred , but the entire coin-so
of the secretary ot the Interior since the
reported condition of affairs in the pen
sion office came to his knowledge has
proved beyond question the doslro of
the administration to ascertain the
whole truth as to what has boon going
on , and to purge the office of these who
are shown to have failed of their duty
or boon dishonest. Before the in
vestigation was ordered the secretary -
rotary had directed the dis
missal ot a number of pen
sion bureau officials of whoso mis
conduct there waa no question , and it is
to bo presumed that this was dona with
the full knowledge and concurrence of
the president. A matter of such im
portance as 'this would certainly be a
subject of cabinet deliberation , so that
the proceedings taken may safely bo
supposed to have the approval ot the
entire administration. The scandal
necessarily involved the head of the bu
reau and most others connected with it ,
and the only proper way to roach the
truth was through an investigation. It
would doubtlosn hrwo been agrea-
ble to the opponents of the
administration if the commis
sioner of pensions had been ruth
lessly dismissed without being given an
opportunity to vindicate himself , but
all fair-minded men will approve the
course that has boon pursued.
It may bo'granted that Commissioner
Tanner has not in all respects shown
the wisest discretion.Ho has undoubt
edly made mistakes , and his unneces
sarily open nnd-yfgorous manifestations
of zeal in the matter of securing what
ho believed to be just to pensioners
may have encouraged certain ofllciula in
his bureau to do unwarrantable things
'for the benefit of thouisplvos-and their
friends. But'we doubt i'f even His bit
terest personal and political enemies
believe him to have boon dishonest , or
that he pfavo any countenance to the
abuses in his office forwhich some have
already boon punished by dismissal from
service and others are likely to be. The
pension bureau is the most oxto'nsivo
under the government , and its opera
tions more various and complicated
thau that of any other. It must bo
qulto imposssiblo for the commissioner
to bo familiar with all the de
tails of tha vast work. A great
deal must necessarily bo confided
to subordinates , and collusion among
these might easily result in abuses
which the commissioner could not at
once discover. The investigation now
being prosecuted , there is every fair
reason to believe , will probe to the bottom
tom the alleged-abuses , and justice re
quires that Commissioner Tanner bo
not condemned , cither as incompetent
or dishoncat , pending the result of the
Investigation. It is undoubtedly the
purpose of the administration that no
guilty man shall escape.
THE EXTENT OF IT.
Mr. Richard J. Hinton , who has been
assigned to the senate committee on ir
rigation to assist in the worlc of organ
izing the inquiry and other details ,
eays that the question of irrigation
means the reclamation from aridity to
fertility of an area out of which eight
etatos , each as largo as Indiana , can bo
raado. At least one hundred and
twenty-five million acres of land out of
over eight hundred million acres
can bo , within a few years ,
brought under cultivation at no
great cost. This would moun taking
the generally accepted fact that twenty-
five acres of irrigated > land , properly lo
cated , is equal to one hundred acres of
ordinary farming land , twenty-five
million farms , sufficient to support one
hundred millions of people. In the
opinion of Mr. Hinton the expense of
nuoh reclamation , which la quite within
the bounds of possibility , need amount
to no more than fifty million dollars.
"It is not necessary to more than sug
gest , " ho observes , "thut thin agricul
tural population and cultivation would
bring un equal population in towns
and manufacturing and raining
centers. Thus practical irrigation will
more than double the present pppu-
latod area ot the United States.
Tne area which the senate committee
is soon to examine is almost wholly the
property of the Unltod Stiites , With
out irrigation it must rdmutn largely a
region of a. few great cattle ranches
and fewer mlnos , and sparsely settled ,
having no great material valus as com
pared with tbo balance of the country.
On the other hand , every irrigated
aero will be worth from five to fifty
times aa much aa ordinary farm
ing land elsewhere. This has al
ready boon demonstrated in California
and Colorado , and in fact wherever
irrigation is practiced. The experience
is uniform that land watered in this
way is far more valuable than the aver
age of ordinary fanninglands. .
Of course tha. estimated possibilities
from Irrigating the arid regions of the
west may bn somewhat exaggerated , and
oven if they bo unquoationingly con-
codedit would bo n mutter of generations
of tlino before tboy were fully realized
But allowing a considerable margin for
overestimates of what may ultimately
bo accomplished , nnd properly omitting
from consideration the matter ot tlmo ,
the plan still command's itself as ono of
the very greatest importance to the n * v-
tion. A project that contemplates
turning arid wastes into fertile regions
capable of supporting a population but
halt as largo as that now In the country
can bo said to bo inferior In Importance
tonono other asking the serious atten
tion of the American people. With
abundant moans at command , wo need
notioavo this task to bo performed by
n succeeding generation ) if wo shall
find it n practicable undertaking- .
A COSTLY EXP8UIENOE.
It has been given out time nnd again
by the city council that no street would
bo graded nnd paved the sumo season ,
nnd that all water and sewer connec
tions to the property line must bo laid
within a specified time before paving
operations began. The recent action
of that body in ordering certain streets
to bo graded and thirty days later
ordering the same to bo paved , would
indicate that the city fathers had
swallowed their good intentions and
precepts regardless of consequences.
This is , however , n serious matter ,
and ono which should receive serious
consideration. The rule as laid down
should have been strenuously enforced.
The experience with undermined
streets and the testimony of the board
of public works , the city engineer and
paving exports should have taught the
council that a permanent pavement can
not safely bo laid on n owly graded streets.
Depressions that have been filled with
earth nro spongy and yielding and it is
the height of folly to lay a pavement in
such places until the earth shall have
boon allowed time to pack solidly.
The honeycombed condition 'of many
of our streets can bo traced to this very
Whore a base of concrete has boon
laid on newly filled earth , the soil set
tles leaving pockets and air chambers.
During heavy rains water finds its way
under the spongy soil and following
sewer nnd water trenches gouges out
deep depressions. In this way pave
ments have been undermined , sewer
and wntorpipes displaced , and the city
is constantly called upon to expend
thousands of dollars annually in making
By using proper precaution , the coun
cil could remedy this condition in the
future. It is therefore foolhardy to
order the laying of pavement on newly
made streets that will have to bo re
paired nearly every time a rain occurs ,
nt great cost to the taxpayers of the
city. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
TUB Now England trip of President
Harrison has boon arranged , nnd ho
will take it early in August , his des
tination being Bar Harbor , where it is
understood ho will remain some time.
Apart from the fact that Washington is
not a desirable place in which to live
in summer , under the most favorable
conditions , is the consideration that
the residence of the president is ono
of the most uncomfortable and un
desirable in the national capital.
Congress , it Is said , will bo asked
to provide a bettor homo for the
president , either by an addition
to the white house or apart from
it , leaving the old executive
mansion for purely official business.
This great country ought to comforta
bly house its executive , and a reasona
ble expenditure for this purpose would
not bo disapproved by anybody. The
white house is unfitted for a residence ,
rind money expended on it for this pur
pose is wasted. Bar Harbor is ono of
the most healthful resorts on the At
lantic coast , and a soujourn there will
doubtless prepare the president for the
more arduous duties that will confront
him a few months hence.
OiWKCTiONS are being raised to the
proposed scheme to build storage reser
voirs for irrigation in the mountains of
Colorado , on the ground that they would
bo a constant menace to the cities and
farms in that vicinity. While the
danger > may mnr bo email , It is claimed
that within a few years the country is
likely to become thickly populated and
a disaster similar to the Conomaugh
flood would create terrible havoc. There
is evidently something in this , although
the system contemplated aims to pro
vide many small rather than ono or two
largo storage reservoirs in the mountain
defiles. No matter how scientifically
constructed and strongly built they
may bo , there ia a subtle power in the
pressure and erosion of water which will
weaken any dam , unless constantly in
spected and'carefully repaired.
THK telegram sent to the con
stitutional conventions of the now
states by Mr. Elliott F. Shepherd , pre
sident of the American Sabbath union ,
asking them to incorporate in th'o on-
atitutionaa clause providing for Sabbath
observance , appears likely to receive
very little attontloa. The Washington
convention gave it the courtesy of a
reference to a committee , whore it
will undoubtedly bo burled , and so far
as reported th'o North Dakota and
Montana conventions hayo paid no
attention to it. It would not bo sur
prising it it were regarded as an im
pertinence rather than Jho expression
of a kindly interest ia the people of the
BOTH the republican national com
mittee and the democratic 'national '
committee are going to make a hard
fight to capture the four now states.
That much is already Bottled. While
the brunt of the battle is to take place
in Washington and Montana , , which
the democrats claim to bo disputed
ground , they do not propose to lot the
. fall election in the two Dakotas go by
default. The npoctaclo to the rest of
the country will bo highly Inspiring ,
and the battle ot the giants will bo a
mill which for absorbing interest will
throw the Sullivan-Kilruin match far
in the shade.
Tnis largest cities in this country , no
tably Now York , Philadelphia and
Chicago , still light their streets with
gan. And they are well lighted , too.
This may bo partly duo to the quality
of the gas , but itia very largely duo to
the fact thntthB glass of tholr lamps IB
clear , nnd thoihunps are kept very clean
nil the time , ( in this city the lamps on
the principal thoroughfares are ot an
nnclont , village pattern , and the light
is 6carcolylOvfslblo through panes ot
glass that nfo'"either smoked up or cov
ered with the dust of ngog.
OstAnA wlU.bo' visited to-day by a
largo delegation of Iowa school teachers.
They will hiW'o ' the opportunity of seeing
n number of rinbdcl school houses nnd
public bulldTrlgs that have boon ad-
mlrod by potted from all parts of the
union. They will , as a matter of course ,
visit the largest and most elegantly
fitted newspaper building in America.
All these sights can not fall to impress
them with the marvelous growth of this
city , and inspire tbom with prldoin the
nohiavomontsortho metropolis of the
Ann these city hall plans over going
to bo completed ? It has boon throe
weeks , ' and ngnln throe weeks , and
again throe weeks , since they were
promised. And hero we nro near the
11 rat day of August still waiting cheer
lien's IJiul Form.
General Bon Duller snllgJ to Bar Harbor
In his yacht the other day , wont to Mr.
Ulninn's house , loft his card , nnd then put to
sea ngnln. The general should have known
that It isn't good form to go culling In a
yacht. Ho ought to tmvo hired a hack.
Shall It be the Sunflower ?
A'eto lei k Sun.
\Vo aver that the sunflower is historically
the oldest nnd In slzo the largest of American
flowers ; In color the most brilliant nnd typi
cal of our clour and favored sides ; white In
economic Importance it has no equal among
flowors. Hcnco , wo cast our vote often nnd
unrcservcillv for the sunflower as the floral
emblem most suitable to represent the
Unltod States of North America.
Tlio Pcoplo unit the Trusts.
St. Xiouh Ololie-Deniiicrat ,
The newly organized British paper trust ,
oven more than did the copper pool of .1 year
ago or than docs tno salt "combine" now
being organized , shows that commercial con
spiracies are independent of revenue laws.
All are against the i ubllu Interest , though ,
and must bo dealt with by the people by the
methods which promise to bo readiest and
The Innocent Rnle Trust.
The salt trust's announcement that it Is no
trust , because any ono can buy the shares
who will put up the money , Is a raoro than
ordinary violent ofTort of the combination
logic. Numerous other trusts have shown
an entire willingness to unload ou the ueo-
plo who are deceived by the nromlso of
monopoly profits into paying § 3 or $4 cash
for one of actual investment and the rest of
Tbo Dloflcst Prohibitionists.
Ifannnf Cltu Journal.
The prohibitionists have nominated n can
didate for governor of Now Jersey. When
the high license , republican .candidate is de
feated nnd a lowsUcenso democratic candi
date elected by a , plurality just about equal
to the prohi bition vote , the prohibition orators
tors will point * out how the republicans
might hav.o won n victory for temperance by
throwing all tlioir-votcs to the prohibition
Give Him n Fair Show.
liipiisfd ( On. ) Chmntcle.
While the brother in black has been In the
midnight of Ignornnco from the time when
the memory of man runneth not to the con
trary , hi this country atloastho has emerged
into the sunlight of liberty. This is nn in
stance where the statute of limitations does
not apply whore neither caste or previous
conditions can operate us a bar , and where
wo should be willing to concede perfect
equality to the mental evolutions of the sons
A Liylnc Report.
Lemnrs ( fa. ) Sentinel.
If the Omaha Herald has a correspondent
here ho can work up a big boom for himself
handing In his name for publication , or by
printing it in that connection in his own
paper. Ho is In great demand. Ho sent a
great special to his paper , tolling how the
farmers of Plymouth county were all ruined
by the bail storm , and thatoutsldo aid would
have to be asked for the sufferers. It woulu
bavoboon an Important piece of news If true ;
but the facts are that the farmers of Ply
mouth county can stand on their own bottom.
They are a good deal better able to pay their
bills than the Herald. There , are over
500,000 acres of farming land In Plymouth
county , and at most only about 23.000 to 30,000 ,
acres foil the storm , and some of that only
slightly. "What object a man could have in
sanding out over the country a , lying report
that would do Iho county and city so mucli
harm is hard to understand. It was mora
wanton sensationalism. Such a reporter
ought to bo blacklisted. Tun OMAHA BED
printed the truth about the storm on Monday.
TUG INDUSTRIAL FIGljD.
St. Paul worklngmon will buy a tract of
land and build a village.
At Newport , II. I. , masons and bricklayers
work nlno hours and get 13.50 ,
In Kngland tbo wood-carvers are enjoying
good times. There Is plenty of worlc and
wages are increasing.
There nro more Idle man In London now
than wcro In It at the same time of the year
for the past ton years ,
Tbo profit-sharing ! , principle is beginning
to bo looked upou , with favor by some Eng
lish employers iu.thiir ( , ) dealings with work
men. j , . t
About fifty large pulp mllls.glvlng employ-
to from one hundred to four hundred
pcoplo each , are bdlng built In dlfluront parts
of Sweden. , 1
The women are 'crowding out the men in a
number of largo slloo factories in England ,
Tliolr wages are a lrd ) loss , and they turn
out vorv neat wor n
Tno Swiss government has Inaugurated a
movement looking toward a universal re
duction of hours ( jfja.tior for workers In fac
tories and on farrai.i
The miners fnu , Westphalia , Germany ,
have formed a nrutflal protection society ,
and are about to star ( a newspaper in sup
port of their IntorosU.
A project for extending the Irrigated areas
of Egypt by 200,000 square miles is boint ;
considered. It will glvo employment to
many thousands of people.
The prollt-sharniK Idea is gaining ground
In BO 010 of tha largo cities of the west. They
say It Is inoro satisfactory for employer and
employe If tbo latter feela he has a small in
terest In the business.
Complaints continue to raaoh this city of
terrible destitution In Panama since tbo
canal works have boon stoopua. Thousands
of idle paoplo have been taken away , but
there era thousands remaining who are on
the verge of starvation.
Juannotto ( Pa. ) claims tha largest window
glass Uuk. It l 120 feel in length and SO
feet In width. It baa a capacity of 070 tons
of melted glass. The weekly production of
the tank Is ozpoctod to ba 0,102 boxes. The
number ot men employed on the tank is 43.
The noport Of the Manufacturers' Record
on the Industrial development of the south
for the first six months ot 1SSO , shows the
total number of now enterprises organized
to bo 2,015. representing $108,033,000 of capi
tal , as against 3,023 now enterprises , invest
ing (31,503 during the first six months ot
In Samoa the building ot houses Is dona
without uny contract. The houses are of
wood , nnd the oarpontcr , when employed
starts In and , after ho has the house n llttlo
way up , demands a present. If It Is .not
forthcoming ho threatens to stop the work.
After It proceeds n llttlo further ho makes
another demand , using the same throat.
Thus the contributions go on until
too building Is finished , and the em
ploye has the advantage ot the employer all
8TATI3 AND TRUUITOItY.
The pcoplo of Harrison want n park.
A forty-aero addition has boon made to the
Galloway town slto.
Fifty gullible Wymoro people have formed
n club to buck a lottery.
The city marshal of Norfolk hai ordered
lot owners to cut their weeds.
The Ulysses pchool house has bcon sold ,
nnd will bo converted Into n hotel.
Two cars of patients will bo sent to the
Hastings Insane asylum August 1.
A Ncllph man who tried to ship a box of
prairie chickens only escaped by flight.
A stock company U being formed to operate
the Norfolk foundry to its full capacity.
The flax crop around Starling Is being
threshed and yields from eleven to fourteen
bushels an aero.
Prof. D. E. Uooso. of Ashland , ha been
engaged as principal of the Poncu school fur
the coming year.
A brick store , 80x120 foot , is to bo erected
at York this season. It will ba the largest
block in the city.
A Strntton firm is generously giving cano
and millet socd free to farmers who lost
tholr crops by hall.
Chase county has no bonded Indebted ness
and the farmers aru almost a unit against
bondinc the county for any purpose.
J. M. Roderick , a well knoxvn citizen of
Gage county , died nt his homo near Holmes-
vlllo of brain fever , aged ilfty years.
The Blue Springs Motor has changed
hands and hns passed into the control ofV. .
D. Clark , a former attache of the Wymoro
A Fremont boy named FYahm stubbed his
too a wool ; ago , injuring his foot so severely
that lockjaw resulted , from which ho bus
The Kwing Democrat says that little Bert
Gordon , a boy eleven years old , living three
miles trom that place , whoso father commit
ted suicide lust spring , is probably tha
youngest farmer in the state. Ho has put in
and cultivated thirty acres of corn , which is
looking flno , doinc all the work hiinsolf.
A lire department has bcon orgunlzcdjat
Fooling with a soao press cost Walter
Mitchell , of Dubunue , three flnpers.
The prospective wagon bridge at Musca-
tlno furnishes nn excuse for landlords to
raise their rents.
A Clinton saloonkeeper who paid $1 for
directions how to sell moro beur , received in
return , "Don't soil so much froth. "
A Muscatmc man is a popcorn monopolist ,
having three stands in Uurllngton , two In
Kuokuk and a number in other Iowa towns.
The Jefferson Bco , which is publishing the
essays of the high school graduates ono at a
tlmo , bos enough on hand to last all summer.
Davenport's saw mills- have on hand
40,000,000 feet of lumber , of which 83,000,000
feet have boon cut this year. About seven
hundred men are employed in thf mills.
There is on exhibition in the oillco of the
treasurer of thu state a collection of paper
fractional currency which embraces a sample
of every issno since the formation of the
Perry Johnson , of KcoKuk , has brought
two suits in the superior court for W.SOO
damages against William Clay and Feliz
Gremmlngcr and Caroline Black. The plain
tiff claims that Clay sold Johnson's olovon-
year-oldson liquor on Gremmingcr's ' proo-
orty , nnd Caroline Black sold liquor to the
A building association has been incor
porated at Evanstori with a capital stock of
Mrs. Curloy Coleman , wife of the well
itnown Cho.vcnne pioneer freighter , has lost
Judge Corn has ordered the commissioners
of Fremont county to declare the town of
Land or incorporated.
A prominent cattle man came to Rock
Springs from his ranch a few davs aeo and
declared that ho had not heard of the Johns
Stevenson , the man who killed ono
Fronchy with a neck-yoke , near Otto flvo
years ago , has been discharged from Jollet
and Is again In Cheyonne.
\Vyoming has 3,500 miles of ditches with an
aggregate length of 3.833 miles and covering
an acreage of 7,413,404. Four-filths of these
ditches have boon completed within the past
Rov. Reginald Plant , nrchdeacon of the
Episcopal diocese of Wyotnincr and Idaho ,
will resign his position September 1 , to bo-
coino principal of the Episcopalian schools of
Salt LaKe City.
The Chcyonno land office was $17,000 richer
Wednesday by the payment made by the
Union Pacific for 10,000 acres of coal lands ,
which it has purchased in the vicinity of
At Roclc Springs Sarah W. Smith , the
oldest daughter of O. C. Smith , was thrown
out of her carriage and run over by the horse
and vehicle , and died In half an hour alter
receiving the Injuries.
Mrs. James Amctor , of Boulder , recently
died from the effects of an accident in North
Park. Riding on a heavily loaded wagon ,
she lost her balance trying to hold her full-
Ing child and herself fell under the wheels ,
The wagon passed over her hips and tha
Injury inflicted caused tier doath.
The Bothwcll Chiaf reports a novel and
strictly Wyoming feature of the celebration
of tha Fourth at that place , It was the
ugroomont of the young Indies , who were to
nice for the premium , that they would ride
unknown horses that were to be caught out
of a bunch of horses from tha 71 ranch that
wcro on the road to the round-up. Ac
cordingly thrco horses wore roped and the
John Lewis , a saloon keeper of Fossil , has
been in the habit of maltreating his dcllcato
wife. The other d.iy a party of women se
verely chastised the brute with blacksnake
whips and threatened to hang him , Lowls'
friends came to his assistance and soverai
shots were llrcd. Ono man had a fthouldor
shattered , another was wounded In the arm ,
und a bullet passed through thu Iilghculfluro
of un Amazonian regulator. The woman is
prostrated and In n critical condition ,
WANTI'JlV Cl HUMAN TI3AOJII5U.
Mrfl. WclnluiKon Udaluna Her Position
In thn Illuli Holiool.
Mrs. A. L. Wolnlmson , for three years
past teacher of German In the high.ichodl ,
has tendered her resignation and will leave-
on Monday next for JHoattlo , where nho will
rejoin her husband , who is located and engaged -
gagod In tno Insurance business at thai
Mrs. Woinhagen has boon warmly compli
mented by Superintendent. James for her
work In German , which has also
boon generally admitted to have
been among the llnest the high ncbool has
ovtir experienced. This oommoiidation has
boon earned notwithstanding that at times
the class has comprised ISf ! scholars.
Mrs. Wolnhagen'i imUtanl has boon Miss
Dora LucUo , who of course assisted la the
Thu latter Is an applicant for Mrs. Wcln-
hagcn'a position , aa is also Prof. Borndrueck ,
who is now boldlug classes In Gormauia ball ,
The. best regulator of the digestive
organs , also best appetizer known , is
Angostura Hitters , the genuine of Dr.
J. G. B. Blegert & Bonn. At all drug-
A QUEER COINCIDENCE.
Two Ynril Foremen oftJio Iturllngton
nt the Point of Dontti.
Two yard foremen ot the Burlington at
this point nro lying at the point of death at
St. Joseph hospital.
12. W. Shearer , who la foreman ot the tip *
per yards , was some time ago aflllotod with
malarial fovor. Ho bid fair to rooovor , but
ho has had a relapse and the attending
physicians announce that ttio affliction has
developed typhoid fovor. Shearer has a
wlfo and child residing la this olty , who are
being eared for by sympathizing friends.
Wednesday the BurllnRton employes raised n
purse ot $50 nnd presented it to the wlfa.
The latest reports from the aflltctod man nro
to the effect that ho is gradually sinking and
that his recovery Is very doubtful.
The second case Is that of Thomas Carey ,
foreman of the lower yards. About two
weeks ago la coupling cars , ho
had his hand crushed between
the bumpors. Ho paid but llttlo
attention to his injuries , thinking that ho
would bo abla to resume work In a few days.
For the past few dnya the linud ami arm bo-
Ran to swell nnd gave him much pain. Ho
repaired to the oompany physician , who dis
covered that gangrene had sot In. The , case
has gone that far that the physician will
amputate the arm near the elbow , but is of
the opinion that death cannot bo averted.
Carey's parents rostdo at Minburn , Ia. , and
being Informed of the condition of tholr son ,
arrived in Omaha yesterday.
Soott Goes to KnnROH Olty.
John W. Scott , ni present chlot olork in
the general paisongor department ot tha
Union Pacific ut this place , was yesterday au-
poluted division pasaongor ngont of the
Union Paclllo at Kansas City. In ohargo of
the passcngor business of the Kansas divi
siontho appointment to tuko effect August 1.
Mr. Scott will bo associated with F. B.
Wbilnoy who , nt present and for some time
back , hn looked after the freight nnd pas-
nonger business. The trafllo nt that point
having increased to such an extant that
asststanco became- necessary , the department
hns boon sub-divided nnd Mr. Scott will take
charge of the passenger and Mr. Whitney
the freight department.
The new appointed hni numerous friends
here who will bo pleased to hear of his pro
motion. Uoorgo Haler , at present noting
chief clerk , will , In all probability , succeed
On ; ami Bullion Raton.
Thcro is trouble brewing between the
Union Pacific and the Denver & Rio Grande ,
which , It is said , may result In a serious cut
In Irnus-Mlssourl rates from Denver oast.
The principal point of contention Is in con
nection with the ore and bullion trafllo.
Some tlmo ago the Rio Gnmda threatened
to reduce the rates on this commodity nnd
was only prevented , m doing so by the Union
Pacific making Important concessions. Sub
sequently the Uio Gnuido discovered that it
was not getting its share of the business nnd
since that time the trouble hns been brow-
uig.Jt has grown to that extent that Vice Presi
dent Holcomb , of the Union Pacific , has been
compelled to give the matter his attention ,
and yesterday loft for Denver , wnero ho will
toke the matter up with the oQicials of the
Rio Grande to-day.
Appointed Division I'nssontrcr Atront.
F. B. Sompte , wcll.kuown in railroad circles
In Omaha , wasyeiterday appointed division
passenger agent of the Colorado division ot
the Union Paolllc with hcadquarto rs at Den
ver. The appointment will take o ftect Au
Paymaster Floyd , ot the B. . & M. , ha ra
turned from a trip ever the lines of that com *
H. C. Cheynoy , assistant general pasaongnr
agent of the Elkhorn , hns gone to Chicago
to attend u mooting of western passenger
O. W. Whittlesey , general batrgago apcnt
of the Elkhorn & Missouri Valley , is In
Omaha. The matter of transferring him to
Omaha is bolnc considered.
Superintendent Rcssoguie , Trainmaster
Baxter and Division Engineer Schimmor
horn , of the Union Pnclllc , have gone to
Choycnno ou u trip of inspection.
I.OGIE'S FIUK IjQSS.
Insurance Companies Intend to Kx-
nmino Into It.
It was a prominent /Iro insurance agent
who said yesterday -that the various compan
ies interested propose to vindicate themselves
bofuro this community by bringing suit to
ascertain whnt methods A. R. Loglo pursued
in obtaining the award recently made to him
on his loss by tlio burning of the old Lehman
store on Farnam street. "Certain papers
bnvo announced , " ho said , "that the Now
York board of arbitration gave him mord
than bo was entitled to. I want to
inform you that there is no such
board. At the tlmo Logio was
burned out many comments were made
not altogether favorable cither , uoout. his
loss after the adjusters had fulled to arrive
at n settlement , arbitration was resorted to
rather than a court of Justice , Wo agreed
that tbo matter should bo submitted to two
disinterested men. Mr. Logio selected an
intimate personal friend from Now York ,
while the companies chose a Chicago man , in
whom tboy had conllucnco. You can road-
lly understand that these selections worn
rondo for obvious roasonm But they camq
no nonror reaching on ngroomontlthnn did
th principals , therefore , it was decided to
call In a third party. Here was where tha
real trouble commenced. Of all tbo Omaha
business mon. Logic could not consent to
accept any other than M. B. Smith , who wn
disqualified because ho had boon n
a creditor. The companies unmcd W. V.
Morse , S. P. Morse , David Honnlson , D. J.
O'Donnhoo , Charles Coo , Mr. Koch , Mr.
Chapman , J. H. Dumont nnd others , but all
these declined to norvo. Why should ho refuse -
fuse such mont In ordinary eases , the com
panies fear local sympathy for the claimant.
Afterwards , Loplo rofiifiod any man from
Chicago , nnd by shroml manipulation finally
got the case Into his own circle of business
acquaintances In Now York. There ho got
nn award , but the companies fcol that they
have boon wronged and propose to 11 nd out
how ho ROt It. They wore willing to pay
upnn a fair and liberal basis , but rotuso to
admit that ho could mnko from 83 to 50 per
cent profits on his business. "
puooiiEas opriua ouuuoii.
Klsliop Hnro'd Sermon nt Trinity Cn-
thoilral Lmst Nlclit.
"Thoro Is a door opened before us , and
with the opening of the door comes added
strength to work Ia tbo Holds that Ho beyond ,
and greater success also. "
So spoke Bishop Hare from the pulpit of
Trinity cathedral last night. The bishop re
viewed thn standing of the church to-day In
all parts of the world , and found food for In
finite satisfaction In the wonderful progress
made during the last century.
Instead of porsccutlng'to death every min
ister of Christ who dared enter his dominion ,
the emperor of China thirty years ago signed
a treaty , by whoso terms It was admitted that
the Christian religion elevates and Improves
all mon who accept it , nnd which also provided -
vided that no professor of the faith ot
Christ , foreign or native converts , should bo
molested on account of his religion.
A cofltury ago India was tlghtlv
were loss wplcorao than as many devils
would have boon , nnd every obstnulo to suc
cess was put in tholr way. But they psrsu-
vurod , and to-day It is the national secretary
who writes :
"To no other power does the British gov
ern mont owe so much In Indian enlighten
ment nnd progress than to the mission
And so the way Is thrown open. Thus It
Is in every land. The way Is open nnd the
church is going on triumphantly to the end.
There was but a small number present in
the pews , owing porhnps to the plain ImUerv-
tions of rain. Among the distinguished per
sons on the pulpit platform was Bishop
The Ovor-HoiiBltlvo KfTcrvosocuoo ot
the nilsslstUitpl Governor.
Nonin PI.ATTE , Neb. , July 34. To the
Editor of TUB BIB : Governor Lowry , of
Mississippi , In an Interview telegraphed
from Jackson , declares that ho Is "taking
such steps us will in the end bring nil tha
parties , principals and attendants of thu
Sulllvan-Kilraln prize fight to Justice. "
Governor Lowry BCCIUS to have taken It very
much to heart , that ho was overreached and
outwitted not only by the bruisers , but by
the railroad company that so thoroughly
did their part In transporting tha
sluggers to and from the battle ground , The
governor denounces in the strongest terms
the part played by the Northeastern railroad
company , and proposes to Institute proceed
ings for the forfcituro of the charter of that
road. "In all my oxpononco as a publla
man , " says the governor -"and I have had
considerable experience , having served In
both branches of the legislature and am serv
ing the last year of my second term as governor
ornor I hnvo never known such an utter dis
regard of duty , such a defiance of law ami
This extra-sensitive offorcsconco of Gov
ernor Lowry would bo ludicrous us com
pared with tlio indifference , "tho utter dis
regard of duty" nnd "dofluuca of law nnd
morals" accorded by him to tha doings of tha
bulldozing , ballot-box-stuflln ? "ulgner"
slayers of Mississippi , if ono could forgot the
horrible , blood-stained scones enacted right
under his nose- during tlio public li'o of
this virtuous governor. At the risk
of being acimsod of swaying the bloody
shirt. 1 would Ilka to ask Governor Lowry
If , as a member of the Mississippi legislature ,
ho asked for an liivustitrating committee on
the Cuisholm mastincro n few yoarsugot Aa
governor , did ho talio nay action iii the case ,
or maku any effort to arrest the perpetrators
of the outrage near Arcoln , Miss. , lust De
cember , when ROVOII colored servants
of Colonel Paxton were strung up
and killed without ovuu legal investi
gation , because it was thought ono
or two of thom had set the house ou tire , and
It could not bo ascertained which were tlio
guilty ones , if , indeed , any of thorn wore
guilty ? Has Governor Lowry Investigated
tlio "nlggor hunt" Oy the nnnod bands of
white gontlamcnI ( ) at Wnhnlok , Miss. , a
few weeks later , where n score of-noirroca
were shot down m cold blood ! How about
the suppression of tno negro vote In Missis
sippi , and the nooro4 of poopio ,
white and black , murdorcd because of their
political opinions since 18751 Porhnps , afU.i
all , the governor don't moan Just what ha
says ; and in any case it U some satisfaction
to know thut hn is making it lively for tha
prlxa lighters and their f rlonds. But the loss
ho say about "disregard of duty , dellanca
of law and morals , " etc. , the better ho will
fool six months from now. XX.
The Makers of a Well Known Churn write :
"We have been often asked by dairymen : 'What ia the very
best soap to use to properly cleanse dairy utensils ? ' We have
invariably replied , the 'Ivory , ' but as for giving specific directions
for washing dairy utensils , it is really summed up in making them
thoroughly clean. Boiling water must be used , and that , in con
nection with IVORY SOAP , will thoroughly cleanse and deodorize
the wood , leaving it clean and sweet for further use. Any dairy
utensils half cleaned will spoil the delicate aroma of 'gilt ' edge
butter/ which may be perfect in other respects. "
A WORD OF WARNING ,
There are many white soaps , each represented to be' lust as good as Ihe 'Ivory' ) "
they ARE NOT , but like all counterfeits , lack tlio peculiar and remarkable qualities
of the genuine , Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting Id
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