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THE OMAHA DAILY j BEE : TUESDAY , AUGUST 6 , 1889 ,
THE DAILY BEE.
E. JtOalSU'ATKR. K < lltor.
1C VICHY MOltNLNO.
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POLITICS is now spelled with a capital
P in IOHR.
candidates will soon bo ripe
enough to pick.
FKANCIS ADAMS will bavo
plenty to do when he reaches Omnha.
But will he do anything ?
IN SKAiicniNG for a better quality of
street lighting , -the council should not
keep on groping in the dark.
THE opening of Eighteenth street and
putting it down to prade between Far-
nnm and Dodge should not bo longer de
I layed , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
, SociKTT HonBations nro running ram-
"papt in Omaha these days. This is a
"wicked world , with a few counties yet to
bo heard from ,
TilK cities of Bouth Dakota are not so
far awny from tha metropolis of No-
"braska as not to be anxious to become
well acquainted with it.
THEUU has been nothing small about
Nebraska's harvest of small grain , and
now all that is necessary to fill her
cornucopia to overflowing is seasonable
THE fact is dawning upon the chief
mapistiato of Mississippi that tbo
people of that state by their ovations
consider John L. Sullivan a bigger man
than Governor Lowry.
.OMAHA should take the contract to
furnish this section of the country with
starch nnd should brook no competitor.
She has all the raw material necessary
to do it in the hollow of her right hand.
THE rich cereal crops of both the Elkhorn -
horn and tlio Republican valleys are
now being harvested , and soon will betaken
taken to market. Omaha should bo the
magnet to draw thorn through her gates.
n- ANOTIIICU good man has boon dele
i ? gated to prepare material for tbo next
census. Prof. Henry C. Adams , of
Michigan University , has accepted the
appointment of special agent on rail
road and transDortation statistics. Mr.
Adams' long familiarity with this kind
of work eminently fits him for it , and
his selection by Superintendent of
Consiia Porter is to bo commanded.
ITSKE S somewhat strati go that cable
nnd the motor railway coin-panics have
made all their principal -extensions to
the north and northwest. They seem
'to have ignored entirely the fact that
the oity ia tending to the southwest ,
and that there is an immense trafllo to
and from the lower portion of the city ,
vrhich the slow-going horse car can
never accommodate , There ia great
profit awaiting the first motor line thnt
may run cars between Hnnscom park
&ud Fifteenth street.
A CKIITAIN senator was onto improv
ing his mind by a short sojourn In
Omaha ; ono evening bo was unex
pectedly run in by the police , charged
with bolng a suspicious character ; por-
liaps this was a parQonablo mistake
under the circumstances. A few days
ago a young lawyer wns sitting on his
own doorstop , whou suddenly his medi
tations wore Interrupted by the arrival
of the patrol wagon and the impudent
command ol a policeman to "como
along. " Ho was taken to the jail aud
after war OB charged with being a va
grant. This disgraceful itnportluenco
IB another proof that the most reckless
creature in the west is a policeman.
WITH throe physicians on the pay
roll of the county it is not to be won-
dcrod at that business at the county
drug store is brisk. For the month of
Julj ; four hundred and fifty-seven pro
scriptions were filled , aud as most of
thoBo wore for whisky and sent to about
sixty "sick" inmates of the county jail ,
'the etato of health of Douglas county
prisoners must bo alarming. Quo is
strongly reminded of the throe greasy
in the of the " "
tramps play "Rag JJuby ,
where overtaken with the colic , tboy
jnako merry with the whiakynnd brandy
of the innocent drug man. In this case ,
however , Douglas county is mndo the
victim and the doctors and druggist aud
their "patients" are veritable plga in
clover at the people's oxponBe.
The convention to discuss the navi
gation interests of the grotxt lakes , in
tliolr relations to the commercial Inter
ests of the west and northwest , will
meet nt Superior , Wisconsin , to-day.
Thd subject to bo considered is certainly
of very great Importance. As the promoters -
motors of Ilia convention say , the
question of appropriations by the gen
eral government for deepening nnd
otherwise improving the great water
ways of the country Is ono upon which
hinges largely the prosperity of our
national commerce. To the north
west especially the subject of
transportation'by the great lakes is one
of the greatest conrorn in Its relation
to the ability of that section to retain
for itself the markets of Europe for
grain and flour , and it is In the highest
sense expedient that the commercial
bodies of the west anil northwest , rop-
rosontcd in convention , should indicate
to congress what nro the needs of those
sections in the matter of improving tlio
waterways which are the natural outlets -
lots for their products. There has boon
too little interest hitherto manifested
in this matter , and the tirao is certainly
at hand for those sections to exert the
activity which the importance of this
waterways question dGmumls.
How great thia is may bo understood
from the estimated value of the lake
commerce of seven lake cities , includ
ing also Lake Superior , for tlio year
1SS3. As indicated by custom house and
canal reports , this commerce amounted
to over five hundred million dollars ,
and when to this is added the commerce
which docs not show In American cus
toms olllco reports , and that which in
cludes Canadian ports , there is given
grand total of over ono thousand million
dollars , a value very nearly equal to
that of the total exports and imports
of the United States last year. Ob
viously the channels of this vast com
merce are entitled to every possible
core and attention , to the end that
their facilities and advantages shall bo
maintained , and enlarged und im
proved as the growing demands upon
them shall require. But , iudispen'sablo
as these waterways manifestly are to
the commerce of the west and north
west , and to its profitable development ,
they are hardly less important as a safe
guard against the exactions of
railroads upon the products of
these Hoclions. According to esti
mates , the annual saving from
the transportation of products
by the water routes between the east
and west , on the basis of railroad rates
a year ago , exceeds thirty million dollars
lars annually , a sum the benefits of
which are shared by both the producers
and consumers. Such an exhibit is cer
tainly a strong argument in favor of a
generous policy with regard to these
water channels of commerce.
The danger that confronts the water
ways convention is in committing itself
to unnecessary or impracticable pro
jects. It will undoubtedly have urged
upon its attention , as other similar
conventions have had , schemes
the benefits of which would bo purely
local. It should have nothing to do
with such. Members of congress from lo
calities mainly interested only in selfish
designs upon the public treasury should
bo allowed the solo privilege of foster
ing local projects. Tbo business of the
convention which meets to-day should
be to consider and recommend only a
broad policy in relation to the - waterways
ways which would have results for -the
THE JBEHltlNO SEA ISSUE.
Washington advices indicate that the
government is getting ready to sat on
foot negotiations for a settlement of the
Bohring sea question , aud it is sug
gested that Uussia may be asked to take
part. So far as the seal fisheries are
concerned , and but for these there
would of course bo no controversy ,
Russia has practically no interest what
ever in the issue , but she has territory
hounding a nortion of the sea , which
gives her a legitimate claim to a
voice in any negotiations for establish
ing jurisdiction that this government
would doubtless not bo disposed to ig
nore. Moreover , there is reason to
suppose that Russia would be a valuable
friend of the United States iu such ne
gotiations , since the claim of this coun
try is quite in line with that of the
Russian government , as sot forth by
imperial ukase more than sixty years
ago. It is true that at that time our
government-refused to accept Russia's '
assumption of exclusive jurisdiction
over Bohring sod , but since tbo pur
chase of Aluslca both the executive
and legislative branches of the
government have adopted with
slight modification , if any , the
position of Russia , and it
is this attitude that is the source of con
So far as the present administration
is concerned it is simply adhering to a
policy which was announced more than
twenty years ago , was insisted upon by
every administration since , und wna re
affirmed by the last congress in an act
unproved by President Cleveland on
the last day of his term. That act was
prompted by the woalc course of the
state department under the last ad
ministration in dealing with this
question , due , it was claimed in
defense , to the difficulty Secre
tary Bayard found in reconciling
the present claims of the govern
ment with its refusal to recog
nize the assumption of the Russian gov
ernment to a similar right. This net
Is sufficiently plain In its terms. It de
clares that "no person shall kill any ot
to r , mink , marten , sable or fur seal or
other fur-hearing animal within the
limit of Alaskan territory or In the
% vators thereof. " It would uerhaps have
boon well if the act hail specified what
this government regards as Alaskan
waters , hut for oil the purposes of the
president's proclamation nnd the in
structions to the commanders of our
cruisers in Bohring sea , the long-main
tained claim of jurisdiction by
this government was a suffi
cient guide. The Canadian seal
hunters fully uudurstood the extent and
scopa of this claim , nnd in trespassing
iu the forbidden wntora they know it
was a dqlibera tc defiance of this trov-
orument , which would not ba tolerated.
All the bluster aud show of indigna
tion regarding the action of the ropto-
Bontatlvos of the government in Alaa-
Icnn waters , in faithfully following their
instructions , is therefore to no purpose ,
and no better is the criticism of the ad
ministration for doing what nn act of
congress plainly required it to do.
There hns been no now principle
nvowexl nnd no now policy de
clared. The position of the gov
ernment in this matter is to
day just what it has been for nioro
than twenty years. Whether it can bo
maintained can only bo determined by
diplomatic negotiations , which , un
doubtedly , the government will bo prepared -
pared to enter into at any timo. But
until so determined there can bo no
doubt that the administration will
faithfully carry out the past policy of
the nation and tha clearly-expressed
will of congress.
It is to bo hoped the reports nt hand
regarding the extent of the loss by
fire nt Spokane Falls , Washington , will
prove to bo oxnggoratod , but in any
event it is certain that the calamity is
a very serious ono. Coming on the
heels of the destruction of Seattle , and
while that bravo and enterprising com
munity is still living and doing busi
ness in tents , though pushing forward
the work of rebuilding with nil possible
vigor , the people of the new atato nro
suffering more than their share of the
oleasters which will make the present
year long memorable. Tlio llrst reports
of the fire nt Seattle elated the loss at n
very much greater amount than it
really wns , and there is reason to hope
that the same may bo the fact as to the
report of the Spoknno Falls conflagra
tion , from which the estimated loss
mounts as high as thirty million del
lars. But if it shall prove to bo but a
third of that amount , it is n serious
blow to the young city.
The tnisrortune of Spokane Falls , a
common ono with now cities , was a
lack of adequate protection against
lire. It has the Holly water works
system , and when this was put to
the suprmno test it was found want
ing. Its volunteer tire department ,
also , was not equal to the emergency ,
jvs such departments rarely have been
when an extraordinary demand was
made upon them. No city of the size
and property interests of Spokane Falls
should bo without a paid and thoroughly
disciplined fire department. Besides
the financial loss , the calamity is made
more serious by the reported loss of
lifo. The devastated city was ono of the
most prosperous and promising in Wash
ington , and while this visitation will
materially retard its progress , the city
will in tirao recover and go for
ward td the accomplishment of
its destiny. The great natural
resources and advantages which have
attracted to it capital nnd population
the flames wore powerless to affect , nnd
other capital will take the place of that
destroyed , while the labor that will bo
required in the work of rebuilding will
much of it remain as u permanent
addition to the working power of the
community , Greatly as such calamities
are to bo regretted , particularly when
they involve loss of lifo , they are not
wholly without their compensations.
What , a year of disaster this
has boon. If there is any parallel to it
in the extent of loss of life and proper
ty from Hood , fire , earthquake and
other visitations , certainly the history
of this country records no such
calamitous disasters in an equal period
as have occurred within the past throe
months. The people of Spokane Falls
will need the generous aid of their fol
low citizens , and these of the west
should respond to their appeal for
assistance with a most liberal baud.
Omaha should not be behind in giving
a substantial evidence of her sympathy.
THE Kansas live stock sanitary com
mission ias just made a report to the
governor of the state affecting the .sani
tary condition of the Kansas City stock
yards. The commission found that the
yards are kept in good sanitary order ,
and that all cattle believed to t > o dan
gerous or infectious are unloaded nnd
kept apart from other stock. Never
theless , evidences were found of cattle
which hod contracted Texas fever ,
although the cases were mild , with
little danger of spreading. A copy of
the finding : of this commission , together
with a recommendation that the quar
antine regulations of Nebraska against
the Kaiibns City stock yards bo
modified , has been sent to Governor
Thayor. Nebraska is particularly in
terested In the condition of the Kansas
City stock yards , and , xvhilo it maybe
bo true that the commission bus
given them a clean bill of health ,
the welfare of our cattle industry de
mands caution in modifying thu gover
nor's quarantine measures. The spread
of the fever among Texas cattle on the
range is alarming , nnd the indications
are that the mortality among them is
likely to continue until frost. As Kan
sas City is the principal market for
Texas cattle , the danger from infec
tious disease in thut city is great unless
proper precautions ura taken. It is ,
therefore , best for Nebraska to bo on
the Bufo side und to run no rinlcn. Tha
cattle shipments to Omana nnd other
points in the state como principally
from the ranges of Wyoming , Colorado
and Montana , which are free from
fever. For thut reason the quarantine
excluding shipments from Kansas City
should not bo changed until all sus
picion of infectious disease in that
quarter is removed.
RHODE ISLAND has adopted high
license and local option to take the
place of the discarded prohibition sys
tem. Liltlo Rhody has much to thank
Nebraska for in teaching her the law
and showing her a good example.
Tin : recent accidents to American
ships of war by grounding on mud flats
and colliding with ECOWS nnd ferry
boats has just been aggravated hy run
ning the now war vessel Boston , hardly
oft its stocks , on the rocks in Newport
harbor. The frequency of these mis
haps gives color to the suspicion Umt
something is wrong with tlio navy de
partment. If the officers of some of
tliOHO vessels are not sufficiently familiar
with the hydrography of the American
hnrboro , it is time that they bo sup
planted by men who know their busi
ness before a serious disaster happens
to send ono of our costly now ships to
the bottom of the son.
THAT tripartite agreement proposed
between the United StatesEngland and
Russia respecting Iho Bohring sea dis
pute could easily bo settled. Each
country might uxcludo the other from
encroaching rfhjtho seal preserves and
allow the Altilfci fur company , as here
tofore , to mcMmollzo the business for
its own jroflt4Rl ) |
TIIR flummery of royal compliments
reaches nn absurd height when Quocn
Victoria is np | > olntcd n colonel of the
llrst dragoon guards of Berlin , by her
grandson , the emperor of Germany , and
ho in turn is made an honorable
admiral of the British navy out of re
spect to his present visit to England.
TllR United States , through its special
commission , bus made u formal tender
of one dollar and a quarter per aero for
the Cherokee strip. If the deal goes
through this will make the mouths of
real estate dealers water us the biggest
transfer of the season.
CHAINING Martin Burke , the extra
dited suspect , to a railroad car seat and
to an officer on each side of him in
bringing him from Winnipeg to Chica
go may bo necessary in the eyes of the
Chicago poliro , but at this distance it
looks highly unwarranted aud bar
A \Vnr Wltloh Huri No One.
A deadful battle la raRing among tha
anarchists , nnd the advantages of their pol
icy of URhtinK only with tUelr mouths are
now fully nppuront.
Thu I ) ( > PD ami Unrk Design.
S < m t'mnctfcn Alto.
A British s ) ndicato is now reported to bo
buying nil the ROS in this country. There is
no doubt but it intends to prot control of it
and then blow the gas out on us.
Tlio Knllronda nnil the G. A. 11.
The Milwaukee nffalr will have a slim at
tendance , but there will bo veterans enough
there to u.iss a resolution condemning tbo
wretched nioiunuiss of the railroads and up
holding the hands of Corporal Tannor.
A man fell into a Chicago basement the
other riuv nnd instead of breaking his bones ,
ua ho probably would have done in any otlicr
city , ho % vns oulj drowned. Chicago's mag
nificent clitnato is Without a parallel.
Everythfnt4 Goes In England.
CfifcT'po ' HeraW.
It sounds strange to Americans to hear
thnt Robert ISrowning is at work on u volume
of humorous poetry. But even Hob may bo
considered humorous among people who
luugh at Punch.
Tlio IVorklnsmiin's Dnneer.
Self-respecting vvorkluginen should not
allow themselves to ho used as the shuttle
cocks of scheming politicians. Their interest
in the proper management of state and muni
cipal affairs IB second to none , aud their in-
Jluencc , if intelligently eJturtod , is great ;
they should , therefore , bswaroof raistalicsat
the outset of the campaign , and especially
should they avoid the transparent designs of
those who have no other use for them except
to further their own personal ends. The
time is approaching whou all good citizens
must do their utmost to maintain their own
rights and secure an honest and economical
administration of public affairs , and wo are
confident that the true workingmen will not
ho backward , nor allow themselves to be led
by the noso.
The carl of Fife's father died of drink.
The old Fife went on too many toots.
The works of "Uncle Remus" are sold on
raUway trains in India in cheap paper covers.
The Prince ofValc3 is reported to have
won 15,000 in cards uuring the Newmarket
John Hnrt , who drives a baker's wagon in
Westohester , Pa. , is a great-grandson of
the John Hart who signed the declaration of
Marshal Mediation , ex-president of Franco ,
now in his eighty-first year , is as fresh as ahoy
hey and has never had from a natural cause
a day's Illness In his life.
Herman Oelrichs , the rich Now York club
man and politician , astonished the people of
Xoncr Branca recently by swimming three
miles out to sea and back.
The Lloyd Oshourno , who appears as a col-
lahoraieur with Mr. Robert Stevenson in
the lattor's last story , "Tho Wrong
Box , " is Mr. Stevenson's stepson. Ho is Just
Montgomery Sears , the richest man in
Boston , has brought suit against tbo city for
$4.50 damages done to bis property by
Hi eworks during the Fourth of July celebra
Mr. Ruskln was once asked if it would not
bo weJ for the Welsh language to die out
nnd ho replaced by the English. "God for
bid I" ho replied. "The Welsh language is
the language of music. Thrre is no genius
about the language. Tlio Scotch have got
all the fioetry , nnd the Irish all the wit , and
how the devil we got Shukcspoaro I do not
know. " ' ( ; ] ;
The Rev. B. FmDa Costa , rector of the
Church of St. John , the Evangelist , in New
Yoric , is tlio tenddr-bcarted Christian who
sends these worjU.oJ sympathy and cheer to
the sufferers nt Johnstown : "It Is time people
ple stopped fooni ! with nature and built
cities where hojjwill not be drowned out
and menaced hVildangorous dams. People
who llvo in the trnck of tno flood ought to be
required to inalio up for losses if thny are
going to _ have lo sfes , and not resort to the
old trick of teleqrpj ) loR to the mayor of Now
York for funds tn rpliovo their distress , "
Joe Jefferson1" ! * ' ; a spiritualist in a very
small way , ani ijlj s seen many manifesta
tions In hist cgiuAjry house nt Hohokus ,
which ho has justientcd to a Now Yorker.
Ills plantation m quislana was the old ren
dezvous of Lafltto nnd his pirate baud. It
has the reputation ae well as being haunted
and none of the colored servants will venture -
turo out after nluhtfall.
Wlilttier , it is mud , falls asleep in bin
chnlr when visitors begin to praise his poetry.
Earthly honors grow less valuable to him as
the years wane.
The Saline county fair will be held nt Wil-
bor September 3 , a and 4.
Wolllleot has ft public watering tank nnd a
roller flouring mill in orospcct.
The old soldiers of Cha o county will hold
u reunion at Champion September 14.
Two of tha triplets born to Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Powers , of Schuylor , died recently.
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Muadorf , of Herman.
Washington county , will celebrate their
goldcu'weddlng AuguM , IS.
The Cedar Rapids Republican thlnlcn the
carpenters of thnt place should form n union
nnd strike for mora wngw.
Chadron will vote September 3 on n propo
sition to Ksua & 0OOQ bonds for funding Iho
city's debt and building u city hnll.
Siiundcns county fanners near Ashland
hnvolhrMhPrt their small grain , om ROlng
thirty bushels nnd wheat nftoembuthels to
the aero. * "
ThcbuMncw men of Hebron Imvo sub
scribed ouIUcIcnt funds to purchase weiithcr
slsnal flngB , which will ho placed on the
J. A. Stcol , for seven years Union 1'neillo
station agent nt Rising City , has resigned
nnd hns bi'on sucvccdcd hy .1. R. Miunlck , of
W. T. McOinnis , the postmaster nt
Mlndcn , has sent his icsignation to Wash
ington and lgnod a petition favoring W. I ) .
Hart for the odloe.
The old settlers of Ktchardson county will
hold their fourth nnnual plcnlo August ill
mid 11 in a grove on the Nemahn river ho-
twceti Dawson and HumuoHlt.
John N. Reynolds , who formerly resided
at Fullcrton , hut who has .spout the jiast
eighteen mouths in tlio Kansas penitentiary ,
hns Just published a book entitled "A Kansas
Sheriff Cobble , of ICoya Pnhn county , haa
sworn in otto hundred deputies , nnd the town
of Sprlngviiiw and surrounding vicinity is
patroh'd o.ioh night by Irom twenty-live to
lifty of them.
The business men of Verdon brame so db-
RU .ted with the way uroporty owners al
lowed weeds to prow in the central part of
town ihnt they mndo up 41 purse mid hired
men to cut down the offensive growth.
Ii\vi item * .
Clinton citizen ! ) are raising 51,000 to Im
prove their park.
Nineteen marriage UceiHos won ) issued In
Sioux City during the month of July.
Polk county soldiers nnd Bailers will hold
a reunion at Avon Junction August 21 to SI.
'Ihu Davenport saloons have paid Into the
city treasury during tlio past six- mouths
83.-15I ) .
The first division , Sons of Vetor.uiR , will
hold their cnunmpmunt nt Atmuuisa Septem
ber - ' . - > to U7.
The Young Men's Christian association
will petition L ) . L. Moody to bo present t
the state convention nt Ottumwa October
U to 13.
The thrce-.vcar-oht son of D.ir Ilerwlg , of
Muscatine. ilied on Thursday fiom the effects
of injuries received In u fight with u llvo-
year-nlil boy on tlio Saturday previous.
An unknown disease is raging among the
cattle of Monroe country , ospeelally among
the milch cows. The eyes become sore and
in many cases the slitlit is destroyed.
The eleventh annual meeting of the United
Brethren church will bo held in the jrrovo
between Mechaaicsville and Lisbon , begin
ning August 23 and closing September a.
Thomas Rohinsoo , farmer living near
Traer , while returning from work in the
Hold , was struck by lightning and killed in
stantly. Tbo hoi-33 he was riding was also
The romantic marriage In Cnlcago of Will
Trepanier , son of a leading dry goods mer-
ehunt-of Dos Momos. ana Hattie Conrad ,
daughter of Judge Conrad of the district
bench , has nn unhappy sequel. The mar
riage was bitterly opposed by Trepanier ,
senior , while his wlfo has boon anxious to
forget nnd forgive and receive the young
couple nt home. The outcome has been n
breaking up of the Trepanier homo , the
father aud mother formally separating : .
THK BAK'1'ON OASli
The Mouths of the Ocdensburs Con
tingent Are Securely Sealed.
OonnNsnuuo , N. Y. , Augusts. [ Special to
TJIE Bm ! . i The excitement in society cir
cles over the IJarton-Uridpos scandal has
somewhat subsided. Mrs. Smith , the aunt
of Miss Hridges , is at her home in this city
completely prostrated by the shock , and was
unable to muko any statement to TUB KBE
correspondent who called upon her last even
Miss Bridges has refused to talk about the
matter , notwithstanding the fact that your
correspondent showed her the importance of
both sides of the matter being given to the
YoungHamel is in Utica , and pronounces
the alleged interview with him mthelsow
York World as bogus. I could not get him to
There seems to be a general disposition
among all interested parties in Ogdonsburg
to shield the parties , and to have the matter
hushed uj > if possible. This , I find , is owing
to the sympathy which everybody fools
towards Mrs. Smith. Hamol , though re
ported in all the uowspancrs as being a
pratly little dude , has sense enough to keep
his mouth shut.
TEXAS TKA1N ROBBKRS.
They Operated , Very Skillfully But
Didn't Get Mm > h.
FOKT Wonin , TCI. , August 5. At 2 o'clock
yesterday morning six masked men stopped
the Fort Worth & Denver mail and express ,
south bound between the Cheyenne water
tank and Taseosa. Tlireo men got on tha
locomotive and corni > cllud the engineer to
pull away from the passenger coacheswhich
had been detached by tbo robbers and loft
under guard of the other three.
After going half a mile they compelled the
engineer to leave the locomotive and bring a
pick to force opsn the door of the express car.
Express Messenger March , seeing what was
up , barricaded his doors and Becreted all ex
press packages hut three , after which ho let
the robbers in under threat of being shot.
Thov took ino three packages aim then com-
pulled the mail agent to open the door to his
car. Ho had hidden all his registered mat-
tar but one letter under his sacks. The rob
bers got the ono package nnd then opened
the mail pouches and scattered the contents
on the floor.
After doing this work they ordered the
engineer to pull out. When they were gene
the authorities in several neighboring coun
ties were notified and are in pursuit. It is
said that the total amount stolen is less than
$3,000. The robbers fired twentv or twenty-
five shots into the mail and express cars.
The passengers were greatly alarmed but
none of them were molested in any way.
LIVELY COLO UK J ) I ) ALL.
IMstoIe , Knives anil Hazorn Knd a
CINCINNATI , August 5. [ Special Telecrrara
to TUB HUE. J At Walton , Ky. , yesterday
morning'a dance was given by the colored
people of the neighborhood , to which a large
number came from other places. The
crowd was of a pretty tough character
A quarrel arose between two women over a
wan whom they both claimed. A fight be
tween those dusky am izorm led to a gunor.il
battle , in which pistols , Univcs und razors
were used. Nearly fifty bhots were llred
and nd07.cn participants iu the tow wore
wounded , some of them fat-illy. It Is ho-
llovod thnt five of them will die. Two of
the prominent participants in the affair are
being pursued , and if eauglt ) will probably
ho beaten to death or lynched by the infu
Three NcbruHlcn Appointments.
WABIIINQTO.V , August 5. AIUOUK the ap
pointments made by the president to-day
were the following : William McCann , of
Nebraska , register of tlio land onluo at Chad
ron , Neb , ; T , l-'rmik Powers , of Nebraska ,
receiver of public moneys at Chadron , Nob. ;
Robert Ashley , of Nebraska , Indian agent at
tbo Otnalm and Wlnnebago agency iu Ne
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla.
When Baby wa * riei , we gate her CutorU.
When die tru ft Child , hs cri xl for OttorU ,
When gbo became Kin , oho clunp to Castorla ,
W1 > 7u ibe uiuf Children , ilia K&VO thorn CutorU
REESE'S ' OFFICIAL SHOES.
A Rumor That Dllworth Would
Llko to Wear Thorn.
A PAPSR RAILROAD ABANDONED.
The Singular Ailvciituro or Mlnnlo
MornnCnpltol Itcecmls Doings
nt tlio Court House Iho
City In Uriel * .
LINCOLN BOIIKAO OFTnitOwAiu. Hsu , )
IttW 1s BTIIBKT , . }
LINCOLN , August 5. )
One of tha best Informed politicians of the
state , \vlio Is stopping at the Capital hotel ,
Bi\ld to-day :
Hnmcr's candidacy for the supreme bench
Is nothing inoroor loss than a boom for Ilntn
Connor , of Kearney , for governor in 1890.
It is well known thut Dllworth and Post nro
open aspirants for higher Judicial honors ,
mid It is equally well known that Dilworth
Is the preferred candidate of the railroads
for Reeso's onictnl shoes. Tlio candidacy of
Post nnd tinnier is therefore nn open book.
It niouiiB anything to beat Rccso. It is tlio
old gumc of "thrco pluck one , " or a repeti
tion of Iho pluy to defeat Maxwell two yinrs ;
nxo. Hamor oxpucts , oy his candidacy , to
would influence tor Connor a year Inter. It
is intended , also , that ho Bhall bo able to
leather hU own nest for "appointment" upon
tlio passage of the constitutional amendment
Inuieusliii ; the membership of the supreme
bench to llvo. Fixing upon Hastings us the
place for liolalnw the stnto couvontlou is In-
tcudcd to stronpthgn Dlhvorth by giving
him the prestige of homo enthusiasm. It Is
said thul Post is willing to sacriilcu blinsalf
in the hopes of future aggrandizement , ami
will turn over to DitwortuaU"turnablodolo-
putions" thnt inay bo for htm for llrst choice.
Tlio situation is becoming Interesting , and It
is altogether probable that the vcuublicaa
Btatn convention will bo the most exciting
over hold In the stnto In nu off year.
A Itnho JJi-trnynl.
During the early part of last week car
penter by the name of Kline , who then lived
on Twelfth street , the third door from S , on
the left hand side , went to the depot to meet
his wlfo. who was expected from Wichita ,
Kan. , where ahc boil boon on a visit. She
was accompanied by n young girl by the
nuino of Minnie IMoran , who was engaged tea
a friend of Mrs. Kline's husband. Kline
greeted his wife cordially when she alighted
from the train , took both his wife's ami Miss
Morun's baggage checks and told them ho
would send their trunks direi-t to the house.
Ho requested Miss Moran to remain nt the
ncpot until he returned , and his wlfo took a
car for home. "Beeiningly , nothing was
thought of the strange request by either of
the ladles. A brnkcinan was standing by
and when Kline loft the ladles , and the wife
had departed , ho accosted tbo girl nnd told
her that ICllne intended to rob her of her
trunk , nnd requested hnr to step Into the
depot hotel and ho would look after tha
property. This the girl did. After a time
the broke mrui returned to the hotel nnd
told her tmit ho had failed to find
Kline or her trunk. Ho then registered as
W. P , Friel and wife nnd Minnie was shown
to room 11. She know nothing of the
registration , but Pnel effected an entrance
into her room nnd by intimidation accom
plished his purpose. The next morning
Kline appeared upon the scene and ho told
hnr that ho had secured a place for bar to
work. It dawned upon her then that she
had been victimized , but for fear of losing
cast she held her peace regarding her
betrayal. She wont to 1033 P street , where
she engaged as a domestic , whereupon
Kline lof ; his Twelfth street home , his wife
nnd children , and engaged board at the sumo
place , and his attentions upon Minnie have
been HO marked since that they are tha sub
ject of remark by the neighbors. The Frlel
escapade was known to the police at tbo
time , but it is said that because of the nloso
friendship between Friol and a high ottlclal
in police circles they wore not molested.
A Pnpor rtailromt Vncatefl.
Two or three \veeks ago THE OKI : men
tioned the fact that the citizens on the con
templated line of the Chicago , Milwaukee &
St. Pnul railway company , between
Niobrara , Knox county , and Atkinson. Holt
county , the grade of winch had been made ,
hact petitioned the attorney general to com
mence suit to dissolve Its articles of Incor
poration or such proc-edings necessary to
vacate nnd abandon the partly constructed
road. The attorney general accordingly
entered into correspondence with the ofllcials
of the road , and ttio following letter clearly
indicates with wbatsuccesss : '
MILWAUKBE , Wis. , August it , 1880 , William
Loose , Attorney General , Lincoln Dear Sir :
This company has abandoned the idea of con
structing tbo line of road contemplated from
Niobrara in your state , and are -willing to
and hereby do abandon , the grada made by
them in your state for tbo purpose of such.
construction. If it Is necessary tbut any
thing more formal should bo executed by the
company you can prepare such papers as
you desire and forward the same to me and
[ will see that it is executed by the company.
Kcspoctfully Yours ,
JOHN W. CABBY.
Records at the Capitol.
The governor to-day made the following
notarial nppointmonts : W. E. Mitchell , Vol
ley. Ord county ; M. A. Pllng , Cordovu , Stw-
ard county ; C. C. Smith , Exeter , Fillmore
county ; Horace U. Uoyles , Omaha , Douglas
The Commercial State Bank , of Benedict ,
York county , filed articles of Incorporation
in the ofllco of the secretary of ttato to-day
Huslncss commences August 1R. Authorized
capital stock f 10,000. Ineonmrntors : J. F.
McUonaughy , J , W. Harnos , K. 1 * . Warner ,
K. il. Woods , Ellon. McConuughy and O. > ,
The cmo of the Union Pncldo Uallwny
Company vs. Ira D. Martin , on nn eiror from
the district court of Buffalo county , was
dookoted for trial In the auprouio court to *
nt the Court flnunn.
Hnbort Olcun , the well-to-do Irish farmc
who resides near University Place nnd of
whoso mnlndy Tun 13nn gava an accurate de
scription recently , wan before the board of
Insane commissioners again to-day. It scorns
that ho has grown uorso since his former ex
amination , when n guardian was appointed
to look after him nnd his property , and after
rehearing the ca c the commissioners do *
clilcd to send him to the asylum. Ho insists
that his homo is the abode of witches and
Unit ho wants to got away from It ,
Frrd Darling fllod a complaint in the
county court against Marooy & Wright , pro
prietors of the Kxchango hotel , West Lin
coln , to-day , charging thorn with soiling
mortgaged property without the consent of
thu mortgagee. It is Raid by parties in a po
sition to know , thnt the complaint Is r. piece
of spite work on Darling's part , and that It
will not stick.
City News nnil Notes.
J. P. Walton has just finished a now map
J. H , Crocker died this morning nt 3:30 :
o'clock from erysipelas. Ho was slsty-sovon
years of ngo und leaves his family well pro
vided for after n long lifo of usefulness.
William Hhodo , meat and live stock inspec
tor , haa u horse stolen Saturday night whlla
attending the Indian show nt Gurilold park.
The horse wns found to-day tied to a post at
the corner of Sixteenth nnd P streets bv
Officer Green , Hut the thief is still a frca
Conductor Tom Ryan and wlfo have gene
to Denver , called thlthor by the death of
Mrs. Uytin's father. They wore accompanied
ny Mrs. Sid Whoolcr , the wife of R well
known Burllncton engineer aud one of
Mrs. Kyan's sisters.
The Omaha nnd Milwaukee Icajruo base
ball teams will piny a postponed game In
Lincoln on next Friday. It Is suld that it
the game is liberally Patronized the St.
Joseph , Denver nnd St. Paul clubs will cross
bats hero with the O in ah as before the season
The German Catholics of Lincoln will glvo
B grand festival nt Oar Held park on next
Wednesday. August 7. The occasion will bo
a memorable ono und the public is cordially
invited to bo present.
O. J. King , of Chicago ; S. M. Hngon , of
Blue Hill ; W. C. Henry , of Fnirinouth ; J
II. Pntton. of Beatrice , nnd J. J' . Price , of
Hastings , wore among the prominent No-
braskaus in Lincoln to-day.
HIP VAN aiNKMi'S OPPOSITE.
A Mnn Wlio IlnHii't Slept For Seven
NEW Yonit , August 5. fSpoclal Telegram
to TUB BKE.I A sensational paper this
morning publishes the story of a man named
John C. Colins , of Kansas City , who , it is
said , nas not slept for years , the nearest approach
preach being a semi-unconscious state In
which bo does not lose the sense of surround
ings. Collns claims to have been uador the
doctor's care on the Pacific const , but cot no
relief. He worked for a year In San Fran
cisco as a tinsmith and traces his insomnia tea
a cold caught while working In that city.
Describing his trouble Collns suys :
"For seventeen years I can truthfully say
that I have not had a single night of refresh
ing sleep. During a period of three weeks
I hnvo not closed my eyes , und those at
tacks of insomnia have been succeeded by a
semi-unconscious state during four or five
nights. While in that condition I was always
aware of. my surrounding. The slightest
noise in the house or outside would rouse
me to intense consciousness nndvakeful -
ness , so I got no rest except that given my
body by reclining on n bed or sofn. though I
would toss about in ngony because sloop did
not como to mo. To mo it seemed as If
everybody avoided me , and at times I bo-
llevcd that nil who cumo in contact with mo
fairly hated the unfortunate wretch who
could not Bleep. Ofconrso this wns hallu
cination nnd nn Indication of Incipient In
sanity. and I have often wondered that I did
not go cnizv. My health , however , has con
tinued good ull these years , though at times
my memory is defective , especially regurd-
iug recent events. I read a great deal and
am fond of taking long walks in hopni of
tirin ; my system out so as to induoo sloop.
While at a sanitarium in Buffalo , where I
recently passed two months , I gained thirty
pounds in weight. "
The opinion hero is that the mau is getting
ready to enter a dime museum.
Flfty-Tlirco Days Without rood.
INDUNATOLIS , Ind. , August 5. [ Special to
THE BEK.I Uobort Marvel's \vondcrful fast
still continues. Ho has now gene llfty-throo
days wlthoutnourishmcntof any kind except
water. He is eighty-four years old. Thcro
is little doubt that ho is growing weaker.
Ywtorday he submitted to a clinngo of cloth
ing without any resistance for the first time
since his strange afllictlon began. His rela
tives think ho will survive ton days longer.
' SWIFT'S Si'ucii'ic is a crcat bless
ing to humanity , " snvs Mr. P. E. Gor
don , of 725 tJroud Street , Nnshvillo ,
Tonn. , "for it cured mo of rheumatism
of a very bud typo , with which I had
been troubled for three or four yours.
S. S. S. cured mo after I hud exhausted
"LIKE AS IT WERE A MOTH THAT FRETTETH A GARMENT , "
so will the free alkali , to which many powerful soaps owe their
strength , destroy your clothing. Professor Silliman , of Yale College ,
says , "The IVOHV SOAP is of remarkable purity. . . . . as a laundry
toap it has no superior. "
A WORD OF WARNING ,
There are many white soaps , each represented to be " just as good as the MvwyV *
they ARE NOT , but like all counterfeits , lack the peculiar aul iemarkable qu lit ! *
of tha genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.
Couvrlsht 1830 , by 1'roctcr i