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THE OMAHA DAILY BM3 : THURSDAY , AUGUST 22 , 1889 ,
THE DAILY BEE.
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[ SKAU ] N. P. KKIU Notary rnbllo.
NKW YORK is biddiup llftcon millions
for the world's fair. Ohicu < 7u can not
nlTord ttio project to bo Knocked down
toGolhiun nt that nbsurd llguro.
IK TIIK onUiusinstic sportsmen who
intend to go fox-chasing in this vicinity
nr'o in dead earnest , they might find
inoro elusive gramo in and about Oinuhti'H
Tnu Bun building has been suggested
as a place tolotofT the llro works during
. fair week. As the structure is absolute
ly lire proof the poblic is welcome to its
use for such purpose" .
A SOUTH OMAHA baby was born with
teeth nnd the circumstance creates considerable
siderable- comment in the town. Keep
cool , follow citizens , nothing is impossi
ble with Nebraska people.
. - WITH the council.the hoard of fire
niul police commissioners and the county
hoard engaged in investigations , the
fog surrounding municipal and county
affairs ought to ho dispelled.
BY the way British sealers are being
captured by American revenue cutters
in the Bohring sea , the price of seal
skin cloaks in Canada this winter will
bo considerably higher than usual.
THU present strength of the Grand
Army of the Republic is four hundred
and sixty-throe thousand , two hundred
and twenty-eight members. Those uro
the individuals who vote as they shot.
PBHifAi'S the visiting councilmen of
, Wichita , who attended the council pro
ceedings in Omaha , will bo much moro
odiflod with what they see in this city
than with what they heard at the
Tins ofllcors and directors of the
board of trado'havo been invited to at
tend the Blue Grass palace at Creston ,
Iowa. The enterprise of Creston should
receive proper encouragement and rec
ognition at the hiuidd of our business
DKNVEII papers are regretting the
fact that after the 20th inst their citi-
ZOIIB will bo compsllod to drink Eng
lish boor. It is feared that the pa
triotic tundonoios of the town will bo
altogether Insudlciont to overcome its
universal fondness .for the beverage.
lias boon seeing the elephant -
-phant in Africa , but ho has made it a
more profitable business than our young
American bloods uro in the habit of
, doing. The ivory Stanley obtained
from his elephants will bring him a
OK the sixteen thousand postmasters
appointed since March 4 lust fully
jono half are union soldiers. The pres
ent administration strictly enforces tbo
best of civil sorvlco rules , which pro
vides that those who fought for the gov
ernment shall bo given the preference.
Tun movement In favor of the world's
fair was originally begun in Washing
ton about eighteen months ago. It .was
intended by the projectors that it should
bo hold thoro. But the clamor of Now
York and other competing ultlos for
the location 1ms placed Washington en
tirely out of the rnco.
AT AMIOST every mooting of the
council orders are given for moro fire
hydrants , moro gas lamps , moro streot-
Bwopplng. Those orders are piling up
the burdens upou the taxpayer rogard-
losa of the fact that ho is already groan
ing under the load ho has to bear. The
question Is where will this reckless in
crease of municipal taxes stop ? .
Tun council has ordered street
swooping on a half dozen moro streets.
Those streets uro outside of the busi
ness district. ' The question Is , where
will the money como from to pay for
this swooulng ? If every paved street i's
to bo swept it will cost this city ton
thousand dollars a month , and perhaps
more , under the present contract. Thu
cleaning of streets is becoming a bur
den that will eat into the vitals of prop
erty ownws. Why couldn't the street
commissioner bo supplied with proper
machinery and a detail of vagrants
frou. the city jail to do Ihib work ?
Although it has boon ropontodly
fctntod by officials of the interior de
partment that the agreement entered
into between the government nnd the
Indian ! ) for the opening of the Sioux
reservation muni bo rattllod by con
gress , the correctness of the statement
Is still questioned. A great many In-
tclligont persons mlhoro to tlio opinion
tliatall that is necessary to onon the
reservation to .settlement is the
proclamation of the prcsldont ,
which ho is authorized to
issue upon satisfactory proof that
the requirements of the net
providing for the negotiations have
boon complied with. It is oasv to un
derstand how this impression obtained
and so firmly rooted as it is in somu
quarters , that the Idea of congress hav
ing anything further to do with the
Sioux agreement is hcllovod to have
been inspired by the [ ndian Defense
association with a view to postponing
the opening of the reservation as long
as possible. It is probable the associa
tion , or those authorized to act for it ,
did nil that was possible to defeat the
agreement , but there Is no warrant for
tills last accusation against it , since
congress clearly provided for the sub
mission of the agreement to that body
The net to divide n portion of the res
ervation of the Sioux nation was ap
proved Muri'h - , IMS ! ) . Section twenty-
eight rends as follows :
That this act shall take effect , only , upon
the accnptauco thereof and consunt thereto
by the different bauds of the Sioux nation of
IndiansIn manner and form prescribed by the
twelfth arlli'le of the treaty between the
United States and said Sioux Indians con
cluded Auril twenty-ninth , eighteen hundred
and sixty-eight , which said acceptance and
consent shall bo made known by proclama
tion by the pro UontoC the United States ,
upon satisfartory proof presented to him ,
that the same has been obtained in thr > man
ner and form required by said twelfth artlclo
of said treaty ; which proof shallbnpresented
to him within ono year from tha passage of
this act ; and upon failure of such proof and
proclamation this act becomes of no effect
and null and void.
The obvious mumiing of this simply
is that thu president shall announce
by proclamation that the act has been
accepted and consented to by the In
dians , in the manner previously pro
vided for by treaty , mid it is equally
clear that such a declaration was not
intended to ell'oct an opening of the
reservation. K von if there had been
no other legislation on the subject than
this act , it would bo impossible to fairly
construe it as intending that the procla
mation of the president would bo sulll-
cient to open the reservation to settle
But there was other legislation. An
act approved March 2 , 18S9 , provided
approbations "for the current and
contingent expenses of the Indian de
partment , and for fullllling treaty stip
ulations with various Indian tribes , for
the year ending June 150 , 1890. " Rela
tive to the Sioux reservation this act
The president of the United States is here
by authorized and empowered to appoint
three commissioners for the purpose of en
tering Into negotiations and agreements with
the Sioux Indians occupying the great Sioux
Indian reservation in D.iKota for a full and
complete cession and rolinquishmcnt to the
the United Slates of a portion of their reservation - .
vation , and to divide the remainder into
separate reservations , and for such other
purpose as they may find uecBssary touchIng -
Ing said Indiana and said reservation ; and
such agreements , when made , to bo by them
submitted to the llrct session , tlfty-llr.st
congress , for ratification ; and to ciirry oat
this provision the sum of twonty-flvo thou
sand aollars , or so much thereof as may bo
found necessary , to bo expanded under the
direction of the secretary of the interior , is
hereby appropriated , this amount to bo im
It is this provision which is the basis
of the decision and action of the inte
rior department , and it is so plain and
explicit , as to dispose of all doubt as to
the correctness of the department's .po
sition. In this same act provision is
made for acquiring lands from the
Creole and CheroKee Indians , and as to
these lands it is provided that if the
agreement proposed by the government
shall bo accepted "tho president is
authorized , as soon thoroiifter us ho
may deem advisable , by proclamation ,
to open said lands to settlement. "
Probably no harm has yet boon done by
the misinformation that has been sent
out regarding this question of the
opening of the Sioux reservation ,
but it is clearly important that
there should bo iv right un
do rstandiner of it so that no ono will
need to blindly rim into dilliculty and
hardship. Undoubtedly congress will
not delay ratifying the agreement ,
which will probably bo laid boToro it
immediately after it assembles , and the
president's 'proclamation ' may bo ex
pected to follow at once. But in any
ovontit will bo several months before
the reservation will bo opened. There
fore intending settlers , as wo have
heretofore suggested , need bo in no
SlLVEll MEN IWPKFUL.
Various circumstances are contribut-
\\\K \ \ \ to malco the friends of silver hope
ful. The growing sentiment in Europe
in favor of the reinrmoti/.iitlon of silver
has had a reassuring effect upon them ,
while they 11 ml encouragement , also , in
the more favorable tendency of public
opinion in this country toward a re
moval of the restriction upon the coin
age of "silver. The recent democratic
convention of Virginia duclared in
favor of unlimited c inngu , which will
commit the representatives of the party
from that state to this policy ,
and It is well understood that the repre
sentatives from the southorir1 status gen
erally can bo counted upon to favor in
creasing the coinage. In the now
states , particularly in Washington and
Montana , this question is of supreme
Importance , and it is highly probable
that every man elected to congress from
all of thuso stutca will bo favorable to
The silver moii are said to expect the
biipport of the president and secretary
of the treasury , but thin can not bo re
garded as by any moans assured. At
any rate , so far as the secretary
of thu treasury is concerned his past
posltion'rospuotlng silver does not war
rant the ballot that ho can bo rolled
upon to favor any radical departure
from the present policy. Hocuntly ro-
ported observations of his' on the sub
ject showed that ho Is not friendly to
increasing the coinage , and while un
doubtedly ho would not Intorposa to de
feat legislation to that end. it Is hardly
to bo expected that ho would use his
influence to promote It. As to the
views of the president , nothing
can bo afllrmod with any degree
of certainty. Ho is of course
favorable to sllvnr as a part of the cur
rency , but whether ho would have moro
of it or merely maintain the present
rale of coinage la unknown except to
himself. The question will undoubt
edly receive his attention when ho ad
After the tariff , the next congress
will have no moro important , matter to
consldor than this , and the probability
is that it will bo among the earliest
questions presented for its considera
tion. Meanwhile the Paris monetary
conference will have completed its de
liberations , the result of which may
have a very considerable inlluonca in
determining the action of congress.
TO CALL A HALT.
Sornu people never know when they
are well treated , moro especially when
such people are granted 'valuable fran
chises. This id strikingly illustrated
by the hoggishncss of our struct car
Under the city charters of 1885 nnd
1887 street railway companies wore re
quired to pay their proportion of street
paving between the rails , but the street
railway company managed some how to
keep most of its tracks on unpaved
streets. As soon as tbo streets had
been paved and the assessments made
against thcabuttlng property , the street
railways wcro planted without contrib
uting a dollar to the cost of paving.
Thus It was with the cable rend on
Tenth street , which was paved at a cost
of four dollars a yard to property own
ers , and the same is true of the horse
car and motor railways on Douglas ,
b'oui'luonth , Twelfth , Howard and a
do/.en other streets. On some of these
streets the paving blocks wcro carried
away by the street railway companies
and appropriated to their own use
without paying a dollar of paving tax.
When the legislature last winter in
serted a provision into the charter re
quiring street railways to pay for
the pavement bol.woon their tracks , a
protest was entered by the street car
managers and the lobby finally suc
ceeded in staving elf for two years the
requirement to pay for the
paved space between outside rails
and simply retained th'o provision to
compel them to pay for paving botwoou
This provision applies to streets paved
before tracks are laid , as well as these
on which paving is done nftor the tracks
are laid. Under this provision property
owners who had paid for paving the
on lire street before the tracks wore
hi'd ' , have a right to expect that the
money paid in by the street car com
panies would bo refunded in pro
portion to thu front foot , or
whore only part payment hud
boon f made , the owners of abutting
property would be credited to then on
their next installment of paving tax.
For a few weeks the street railway
companies complied witli the charter
provision and paid some forty thou
sand dollars into the paving fund. To
cover their designs upon the city treas
ury they paid this tax under protest.
Then they followed it up , by another
raid upon the council by and with the
useful assistance of the city attorney ,
who is also the regularly employed at
torney of the consolidated street rail
way.Tho upshot was another concession by
the council in the shape of an ordi
nance which relieves the street railway
companies from the paving tax and
allows them what the charter never
contemplated , the right to ropavo by
their own employes streets that they
have torn up and occupied.
Emboldened by their success the rival
street car lines have pooled issues for
the most high-handed raid upon the
city treasury that has over boon at
tempted in Omaha since the Holly job ,
AH ordinance is being framed by
which they are to bo permuted
to take out of the city treasury the forty
thousand and odd dollars they have
paid into the paving fund. This of
course is to bo done by and with the uil-
vice of the city attorney , who is also the
attorney of the consolidated.
Tuic BUK has boon disposed to accord
liberal treatment of the street car com
panies in order to oncourajro the exten
sion of their linos. But thcsq people do
not hcoiu to know where to atop in their
selfish efforts to get the upper hand of
the city. They do not appear to realize
that they have boon given fran
chises without cost which they thorn-
solves advertise as worth hundreds
of thousands of dollars. They have
tampered with our counoilmen , BO otou
nnd so audaciously , that they have be
come emboldened to attempt almost any
thing. The time has como Jiow for call
ing a halt. _
BKSIDHS the information obtained re
garding the necessity and feasibility of
irrigation , the semite investigating
cOmmittee has learned something ro-
Bpucting the necessity of protecting and
preserving the timber which IB now the
prey of ruthless thieves , as well us for
making some provision for reforesting
in localities that have boon denuded.
The annual loss to the government from
the depredations of timber thieves is so
great as to warrant liberal provision for
prevention , to say nothing of the injury
to thu region alTuctcd by the destruction
of the forests , aud the information ob
tained by the committee may servo to
remove the imlilToronco to this matter
hitherto shown by congress.
Tin : v igllant commander of the
American cruiser Rush has captured
two more Canadian sealers in Bohring
sea , upon ono of which there wore
oiglit hundred seal skins. The brief
dispHtoh does not state what disposition
ho iiiado of thorn , but in any event the
capture Is pretty sure to reawaken Can
adian wrath and reopen thu flood-gates
of bluster In that quarter. There has ,
however , been BO little coming from the
Dominion recently regarding the
first Boi/.ure that it is possi
ble the authorities there have
settled dowu to the convic
tion thilF * " attempts to talk
this government into an abandonment
of its policy- protecting the seal fish
eries from'\ho depredations of Cana
dian fishermen Is a waste of energy.
Certainly li , they hnvo .not already
reached thjs , > , pncluslon they will do BO ,
ior the administration will firmly up
hold the poliay adopted until congress ,
under whosdi Authority it is acting , shall
order a clmng'cJ , If wo may judge from
the spirit fnn'hifostod by the last con
gress thor 'MS' ' a very remote chance of
its successoi'JdTroctlng n different policy.
recently made n , contract
by which she subsidizes a steamship line
from Vancouver to China and Japan in
the sum of three hundred thousand dollars
lars n year for ton years. The purpose
was ostensibly for postal service , but
really to injure American commerce.
If a free trade country can afford to as
sist its shipping interest , why should
not a protection country do the sumo
thing'/ England , since 1810 , has sys
tematically pursued the policy of break
ing down pur shipping interests , and
has spent ns much as six million dollars
in a single year to further her purpose in
this direction , ,
IT is well to learn that the members
of the Missouri river commission in
their report lo the chief engineer
recommend that the primary object
of the appropriation for internal im
provement is for the purpose of bono-
11 111 n g navigation and not for the pro
tection of private property from the
ravages of nrosion. That rule , how
ever , has boon repeatedly violated in
this vicinity , and it is reassuring that
the commissioners at least co.idemn the
POSTMASTER GUNHUAIWANA -
MAKKII does not propose to stand any
nousoiiso from southern towns where
throats of boycotting are made if ne
groes are appointed to ollico. The de
partment has an effective remedy at
hand to bring1 Huch communities to
terms by discontinuing the postolllco
service in these places. Such an anti
dote is suHleiontly strong" to euro negro
Tnii total stocks of grain in thoChicago
elevators last week wore 7,4tO,959 ; bush
els of all klnJs of grain. This is about n
quarter of the total visible supply in the
United States and CTnuda. Thu move
ment of grain from Chicago to the Al
lan tie seaboard is said to bo slow , which
makes it rather unfortunate for the
owners of now crops in the west. The
demand , however , will increase with
Tim rpal osta'io of all Illinois towns ,
including Chicago , is assessed at only
ono hundred and ninoty-ono million
dollars , whilii Boston is assessed at five
hundred and'ninety-three million eight
hundred and top thousand four hundred
dollars. AsChicago : claims to bo over
twice as largo'aa ' Boston it will bo well
for her to looK\ovor her assessment rolls
and swell thorn up a little.
THE United * States geological survey
is devising ways and moans to reclaim
thousands of acres in Nevada for agri
cultural purposes by proposing to build
storage reservoirs in the arid regions
of the stato. With the possibilities of
introducing irrigation Nevada may bo
able to raise sutlioioiit farm products to
support her population nnd infuse vital
ity into her drooping industries.
TIIK prohibitionists made a light last
year in both Kansas and Iowa , and they
will make a canvass again in Iowa this
year. Their sole aim and purpose
seems to bo to break down the repub
lican party. The prohibition bosses are
making u business of it , nnd their la
bors are remunerated by the democratic
free whisky and-corruption fund.
ENGLISH capitalists arc said to bo
again buying uo tin claims in thn
Black IIllls. Local papers contain a
number of accounts of options being se
cured by ugonts of British syndicates.
It would bo moro to the purpose if some
one would put up a smelter and demon
strate that Black Hills tin deposits wore
Till ! now Minnesota law making
drunkenness a crime has now boon in
operation for two months , and in consequence
quence tharo has boon a material re
duction in the number of arrests.
The"o is , however , no proof that the
liquor Habit , which , with most drunk
ards , is tin inherited disease , has lost
ST. Loins failed to take the necessary
precautions in protecting her stockyards - ,
yards from Texas cattle , and the result
is that Texas fever has made alarming
inroads among the native cattle in the
pens. With St. Louis and Kansas City
under a cloud , the South Omaha stockyards -
yards nlona eujoy a clean bill of health.
SKKATOH Puou , of Alabama , who
has just roturnfd to Washington from
u trip thro'itgh the northwest , gives
up all hope ot 'tho democrats carrying
Montana. Sbnator Pugh is evidently
that kind of a man who does not look
at things t\irqugh \ rose-colored spec
tacles , f .
Tim electric motor is now in success
ful operation.In ono hundred and two
towns and citiod in this country. It is u
matter of locnlpYido that Omaha is said
to have uboijt tljo best system of electric
tramways imth'd country.
No Iteilijjitlnn In Policies ,
Strange to say , ' the llfo insurance com
panies have not reduced premiums to patrons
of the elixir of youth.
Mr. Edison ought to bo happy. The Icing
of Italy having just made blin a count ho
will probably reciprocate by Inventing an
Karaii Altlina an a Star.
Mrs. Sarah Althoa-Hlll-Tcrry la rapidly
approaching a climax. Another Pucltiu
slope tragedy bisod upon her Influence will
Insure her an offer from BOUIO enterprising
dime museum manager ,
Tlio Gonulno Arriolo Mothers Them.
r/iiltiiitijj'ita / ' I'rttt.
Our democratic brethren do not lllto the
republican brand ot civil service reform ,
principally because It Is reform. However ,
It Is remembered that the republicans did netlike
like the democratic brand , solely bccauso It
was not reform.
Aihainoil of Tliolr Vcnornblu l rent ,
St. IMIittpiiMte. \ .
Now hero Is an East St. Louis nawnpapor
indignantly denying that East Sf Louis Is a
part ot St , Louis. It this rebellion of our
progeny Is not crushed Bulhortown will bo
repudiating us next.
Till ! AKTKHNOON TKA.
Paterfamilias "Well , we'll take a
European tour. " Daughter ( aged 80) ) "O ,
that's nlco. Lot's bo sure to go to the Isle of
Man , "
Mrs. Althea Hill Terry is an attractive
young widow , but oven that celebrated biga
mist , General Word , Worthington , etc. ,
would probably hesitate before marrying
Oscar \Vlldo Is about to rotlro from the
editorship of tbo Woman's World. The
owners , perhaps , want a man for the placo.
She were a mannish little coat
With knowing little pockets ;
She's cast nsldo her necklaces ,
Her bangles , and her lockets ;
Her dickey , collar and cravat
Exactly match her brother's ;
Her round straw hat is so hko his
You can't ' toll ono from father's ;
She ventures on a llttlo slang
That sounds quite brusnuo , and mannish ;
Uut show her once n mouse or worm
And sco the dUgulso vanish 1
Tbo newest occupation for woman is said
to bo that of superintendent of wcddiugs.
The superintendent , who is usually A young
ish woman , Is Installed in the house of the
brldo-to-bo some llttlo tlmo before the cere
mony. She selects the trousseau , tells the
bride's mother and sisters what to wear , dic
tates to the brldcinalds , thlnki of every
thing , and lots the engaged couple enjoy
themselves with unanxlous minds.
Have you over watched the warfare
Ot two women over car faro ?
Ench aflame with generous feeling ,
Depth of heart and purao revealing ;
Each inspired with gentle horror
Lest the other should pay for hor.
Hut lake note thu moro Insistent
Of the combatants persistent ,
She whoso hand most promptly snatches
At her pockotbook's still catches ,
She who uiunnors : "Don't bo strange , dear 1
It's all right. I've got the change , dear. "
She though 1 am sad to say It
Always lots the other pay it I
Ulanca ( examining a picture of bathers
painted by her betrothed , who Is putting on
the finishing touches ) Mow do you manngo
to paint them so natural , Urban ?
Urban By painting them from nature ,
Ulanca You don't moan to say you painted
them from life , do you I
Urban from a llvo model , certainly.
Hiunca Just taka back this engagement
ring tlico. That Is all I want to know about
you you mean thlny.
Mrs. Jenness Miller says that moro than
ono hundred thousand women have become
interested in her dress reform and adopted
her divided skirts.
Duluth sends a rumor to the effect that
George N. Loomis , recently press agent of
Emma Abbott , will marry the lady on her re
turn from Europe.
A woman's proper figure on the niodorn
plan is said by the English authorities to beef
of twouty-throo inches about , the waist and
thirty-six about the bust. There is a Mrs
McDonald in England , though , who has n
waist of eighteen and a bust of thirty-eight.
The princess of Wales has boon very stern
and particular in the education of her daugh
ters. She has had good material to work
upon , as her girls are clover by nature. The
princess has taken great pride in their ac
complishments and fools that her discipline
has been extremely beneficial. The prince
of Wales has sometimes pleaded with her in
vain to give her daughters a holiday. She
has often answered that as they were to
hold high social positions they had no time
to waste while acquiring social graces.
I. LAST VICAIl.
They strolled on the beach by the bright
summer sen ,
Ho and nho ;
And they uovor paid any attention to mo ,
Ho and she.
His hair was superb , and all that ho said
She modestly listened aad hung dowu her
Whllo with swift-flying.blushes her fair face
Dear mo !
II. THIS YEAR.
Again they are soon on the beach by the sea ,
She and ho ;
That they're married this year you will
-quickly agree ,
She and ho.
In silence ho stalks while she lays down the
A man moro submissive the world never
Ho's learned that u kitten has claws in her
PJ3M\ljK I'ltlSONHUS IlEVOI/T.
ImiuitCH ol' n Kentucky Workhouse
Strike mill Show Fight.
COVIKOTO.V , Ky. , August 21 , [ Special
Telegram to Tun IJni ! . ] There is serious
trouble at the city workhouse. A few wcoks
ago the mon went on a strike and for two
days hold the authorities at bav. Yesterday
thirty women in the _ lnstitution struck , refusing -
fusing to do any moro work. Thu guards
ordered the women into dungeons , but they
huddled into a corner and declared that only
lorco would uiako thorn movo. When tha
guards undertook to put tbo women Into culls
they fought llko tigora , scratching the ofll-
cors furiously. At last the hose was turned
on them and they retreated. Once in their
cells 'they ' rosorletl to songs , abuse and
all sorts of oaths and obscenity.
They were kept In all night , getting nnl.v
broad and wutw. This morning nil refused
to count out. Somu had stripped themselves
of all clothing and even destroyed some of it.
They remained dollaiH and were again locked
In They Bald they wanted less work and
bettor food , and declared they would not return -
turn to work until their domandt ) were ac
ceded to. The authorities aio puzzled as to
what to do.
BOSTON , August 31. [ Special Telegram to
TIIK URK.J Mrs. Frances H. Hllllor , of Wil
mington , whoso eccentric and enormously
wealthy husband , Dr. Henry Illlliur ,
died last year , proposes to orocj , over his remains -
mains a nmsaivo mausoleum of gran 1 to , mar-
bio and bronze , which Minll receive the $3U-
UOO casket In which his remains uro enclosed ,
The structure U to have an imposing vestibule -
bulo and it will bo surrounded by an Iron
dome , which will In turn bear u beroiu flguru
of thu ant'ol of hope , The mausoleum will
bo forty foot square , forty foot from the
ground to thu feet of the ungul , the vostlbulo
thirty feet nqtmre , and it will ho carved both
outside and iimido in tlio most elaborate
manner. The doors will bo of hronr.o.
HEM-IDBIIK , III. . August 21. [ Special Telegram -
gram to TIIK Bin : . ] The craze for pearl Jlsh-
lug bus reached Helvidoro. Inspired by the
Wisconsin discoveries , several people here
began examining thu clams which abound in
the Tzldnhwnukee rlvor , and It was mudo
known to-day that Charles Ulchardson , a
baker , had found upward of three hundred
pearls , for which ho hod been offered In Chicago
cage uu nvorago of U.1 cents each. The news
ftproad rapidly , with the result that parties
will bo organized and the river bottom
drugged for clams.
REFORMERS IN CONVENTION ,
Third Party iTOhlbltlonleta Moot to
Nomlnnto State OIQooro.
CHANGE IN THE ELECTION LAW
Touching the Choosing of Supervisors
In Counties Untlcr ' 1'owinlilp
Organisation Now * nt
the Stnto House.
LINCOLN BUREAU orTncUMiit * . U in , I
1029 l STIIKIIT ,
LINCOLN. AUKU S1. I
Tbo stnto convention of the third pirt\ ;
prohibitionists Bnict this afternoon nt 3JH :
o'clock In Bohnnuii's hall , The convotitlon
numbers about two hundred and fifty or
three hundred persons , and the following
counties wore represented : Adams , liutlor ,
IJuffnlo , Casg , Clay , Dodge , Dixon , Douglas ,
Fillmore , Gage , Hall , Harlau , Jefferson ,
Tolinsoii , ICnox , Lancaster , Morrlclc , Nanco ,
Nucholla , Notnaha , Otoo. Pintle , Hod Wil
low , Sahno , Sauudcra , Valley , Wabator anil
At ! } i.lO p. in. the convention was call ml to
order by Uoorgo Scott , of Button , chairman
of the stnto central committee , who made one
of his characteristic speeches of about five
minutes duration. Just before ho commenced
to speak the choir , composed of I'rof.
HueklnsV. . A. Howard and Q. M. Plumb ,
tool : seats on the platform. They wcro fol
lowed by A. (3. ( Wolfcnborgor , Hcv. Albert
Pitch sr. , II. A. Hnwtoy , Loin. J. Smith , of
Hloomington , III. , Mrs. Xara A. Wilson , Mrs.
D. O. King , H. C. Blttunbondcr and Miss
On motion George II. Reynolds , of Dutto
county , was elected chairman , and J. E.
Herald , of Polk county , secretary.
Kov. Hltchlo , of Central City , was called
upon at the close of t.liu remarks of the tem
porary chairman and pronounced a fervent
Andy Hcnkins , assisted by a tenor anil
basso.fcllowed with a popular campaign song.
The committee on credentials ivoru : M.
Tower , of Lancaster ; A. K. Olrard , of Platte ;
L. 1) . Palmer , of Adams ; ( ; . K. Hentloy , of
Uutler , anil O. S. Hanna , of Valley.
With thu iiunounccmcnt of the committee
on credentials came a cry for Kcv.Vnodby ,
of Omaha , to tuico the platform.
Judge Mnrtin I. Urowcr , of Nance , was
elected permanent chairman. George H.
Gibson , of Douglas , Bvcrctury , anil J. C.
Ho aid. Polk county , assistant secretary. A
committee on finance , composed of one mom-
bur from each county , was appointed with
instructions to report ways ami moans for
conducting the campaign. The afternoon
and evening sessions were devoted to oratory
nnd campaign singing. At the avonmir ses
sion the main address \vas delivered by A.
G. Wolfonbargcr ,
The Ijlncoln Humane Hoclotv.
Thcro was quite a good attendance at the
parlors of the Masonic tcmplo last night of
those Interested in thu organization of a so
ciety which shall enforce the laws relative
to cruelty to animals and children. Such a
society has long boon talked of in this city
and two or three attempts huvo been made to
perfect such an organization , but for some
cause they have heretofore boon failures.
Last nighi thu meeting waa called to order
by the ttov. E. H. Uhapin , wtio stated the
objects of the mooting. Mr. Cbapin was
elected chairman and Dr. Garten secretary.
A constitution and by-laws that had been
carefully prepared beforehand was read and
after some discussion was adopted. The or
ganization will bo known as the Lincoln Hu
mane society , and its avowed object is the
ureveation of cruelty to children and mil-
mals.QTho meuibcrshii ) fee is $1 annually.
Gujtllemou may become llfo members by
paying $25 ; ladles and children by paying
$10. Kugular meetings will bo held on the
11 rat Tuesday in each month. The business
of the society Is given over to a board of
twelve managers of which the mayor is an
cx-oflicio member. The organization con
templates the appointment of a prosecuting
attorney and special agents who will bo
vested with police powers.
Th-j following are the ofllcers- elected last
evening ; President , Hov. K. H. Ghapiii ;
vice presidents , Judge C. M. Parker , Miss
Phoebe Elliott , A. J. Sawyer , Miss T. H.
Leavitt ; secretary , Mrs. W. S. Smith ; treas
urer , Dr. Garten ; executive committee , J.
H. Mockctt , G. G. Uullock , Elder P. W.
Howe ; board of managers , Hov. John Hew
itt , Dr. H. L. Paine. H. H. Oakley , Mrs. L.
C. Hicliards , Mrs. A. S. Haymond , E. Lo
Fever , A. It. Talbot , Mrs. T. M. Marijuotle ,
C. A. Atkinson , Mrs. J. H. Mockott , J. H.
McClay , C. C. Munson.
The Brocklemoycr-Koborts controversy
over the death of Emma Liudhoff , the young
girl who suicided the other day by tatting'
Hough on Hats , is becoming decidedly inter
esting. For the nast two or three days the
parties have boon engaged in making affi
davits and counter-affidavits , first onu is on
top and then the other. But it is announced
to-day that the matter has reached a climax ,
and that Hrocklomoyer will commence suit
for libel against every newspaper that pah-
lishcd the statmciil that the cause of Emma's
death was due primarily , or in any other
way. to ridlculu or aspersions cast upon her
by his children. Hut it is said that Hoborts
is assiduously at work getting affidavits to
prove that what , the newspapers published is
not only true , but that they did not publish
the half of it.
Law Chnii OH.
A number of communications have been
received by the attorney general asking his
opinion touching the election of supervisors
in counties under township organization , as
provided in the act of 1SS9 , amending section
7 of ttio election law. The law provides that
at the first general election in each township ,
after the adoption of township organization ,
ono supervisor shall bo elected in each town
ship , and thereafter one In cachodd num
bered year in the odd numbered townships ,
and cacu oven numbered year in the oven
numl/ercd townships. Thu act also provides
thai the townships must bo numbered by the
county board at their first regular meeting
after the passage of the act. The attorney
general holds that the effect of the law will
bo to hold the supervisors who live In thn
even numbered townships in oftlco until
18'JO , and at the election this fall the super
visors will bo elected from the odd num
bered townships ; that the object of the law
was to have one-halt of the number of the
supervisors who wcro familiar with thu
needs of the county always in office. In this
connection , in answer to queries , thu
attorney general also took occasion to sny
that ho would file an opinion in a da.v or two
touching the constitutionality of thu act in
creasing the pay of supervisors from f i to gi :
per day. It In understood that this opinion
will apply only to the increased pay of super
visors in ollico July 1 , to thu close of their
GOIIO t ( ) MnHHIIUhtlSIIttH.
Governor Thayer loft to-day for Hllllng-
ham , In eastern Massachusetts , to join his
wife and return with her us soon as shu Is
able to travel. Ho will stop to-night en route
at Crcston , la. , to tnku part in the exercises
opening the blue grass palace at that place
to-morrow , llo stops by apodal Invitation
and will meet Governor Larrabuo nnd other
distinguished statesmen. The governor was
accompanied to Crcslon by his military utafT ,
viz : General Coin , Dr. Stonn , H. E. Palmer ,
H , II. Hotchklss , E. M. Corviill , E. Slzorund
J. C. Watson. At the conclusion of the
opening exorcises the governor's staff will
return homo , but the governor will bo gene
ten days or two weeks.
The case of the School District of Ohadron
vs Charles E. Pinter , on error from the dis
trict court of Dawcs county , was fllod for
trial in thu supreme court to-day.
Secretary of State Lawa Is out of town. It
is whispered that ho Is somewhere in the
' Hig Second" looking up his concessional
fences. It Is said that the light will wax
warm out that way within a few ( lays.
The board of uccrotarlos and the board of
bank oxuuiinors are recreating. Only the
cinrks of the two ( lopnrtmcnlS can Ixi found
at their post * . Unrbor it in northwestern
Kansas on a hunting oxooditlou , Ollohrlst Is
at his homo In Uox Itutto county and Ullkor-
son Is ftomcwhoro In Iowa.
Lieutenant Governor Melklelohn will bo at
tin state hoiiHo a portion of his tlmo during
thn next two weeks. The governor has noli-
lied him of his Intended absence , nnd ha *
nsVcd him to bo on the lookout for emer
gencies. Jt scorn * that the governor biv
Doves tlmt in peace It Is necessary to bo prepared -
pared for war.
Tim Now llollilav.
Monday , September 3 , Is Labor day ana a
legal holiday , nindo such by an act of law
passed nt thu last silting of the Nebraska
IcRlslaturo. It Is said that this Rives this
stnto move legal holidays thnn nny other
state of the union. The day , It Is under
stood , will ho fittingly celebrated hi Lin-
coin , but what the order of exorcises will ho
has not been determined upon. Labor day
mnitos the eighth legal holiday for the utato ,
via : ChrNtmav Now Years , Washington's
birthday. Arbor day , Memorial day , Fourth
of July , Labor ilny aim Thanksgiving day.
Oily News and Notes.
Frank Tucker , the painter who foil from
the scaffolding nt the now Christian church
yesterday , dlod this morning. Aside from
concussion of the brain , it was found , on ex
amination , that ho had sustained Internal la-
juries. The funeral will occur to-morrow.
Edwnrd P. Cone , general manager for the
Christian at Work , a Now Ycnt rolliilous
Journal , was a visitor at Tin ; UKK headi'iimr-
Matt Miller , of David City , was In the city
to-day. Ho took particular pains to state
that the prohibition state convention bad
nothing to do with his visit.
Dr. Black , of ChliMgo , will preach the
dedicatory sermon at the now Christian
church next Sunday morning. The Wednes
day following the " "
"state meeting" com-
STATH AND THimiTOllY.
There is a prospect UmtHortrand will have
Eagle Methodists uro raising fuuds to
build a now church.
The loilgoa of Odd Fellows nt Imllunolu
nnti Hartley hnvo consolidated ,
Thu Custor county old settlers will hold
their annual reunion September I.
Tbo Nanco county republican convention
will ho hold at Fulton , September
The Gospcr county tu-iolu-rs' institute is in
session at Klwood with mi attendance of
The ICnox county republican convention
has been called for Soptombcr SI , nt Nio-
Hbv. W. H. II. PHlshury , of Oskaloosn , In. ,
has been elected president of thu college at
A driving nark association has been formed
at Clarlis and mecllngH will bo hold every
Grand Islanders are di.scusslng tbo ad
visability of voting Sl.'iO.OtK ) in bonds to pave
four of the principal streets of the city.
The work of repair at Fort Kidney is well
under way during the nbxunco of tbo sol
diers. new foundations and new roofs being
The Colfax county agricultural society bus
offered a puree of $ ; .1l ) to bo competed for by
four has" ball clubs at the fair at Schuyler
A soldiers' reunion has been arranged for
September 4 and 5 at Wilson'H grove , on the
Koya P.ilia river , and preparations madu to
make thu occasion interesting and success
The people of Franklin are jubilant over
the prospect of securing another railroad , an
extension of the Missouri Pacitlo from Hurr
Oak , iCau. , to run west and north to Hold-
rego and Lexington.
The twelve-year-old son of John Matsoncr ,
living near Grosltam , while playing around
a threshing machine , was caught by thu
tumbling rod , his clothing torn entirely off
and his body tornbly Imitsod , but ho will
The Cedar Haplds lumublican. suggests
that , tu rid the surrounding country of thu
wolves which niv tormenting the farmers.
the residents of Benne nnd ad Joining coun
ties devote a wool ; to the purpose , put out
poison , and tie up the dogs until every last
liowlor in tlio country is killed.
A clever gentleman who announced himself
as advance uncut for a circus , swindled sev
eral Falls City merchants out of small sums
of money by making contracts with them for
supplies at a higher nriee than they charged
for the goods and then having them advance
lilm a sliaro of the extra profits.
Charles Cioi-c and Dora Muchmore , who
liold down claims in Dundy county , near
Nccl , were arrested the other day for living
together without having taken the precaution
to have a marriage ceremony performed.
They wen * lodged in jail at Benltolman , hut
the county judge affected their release by
joining them together in wedlock.
Tim new flour mills at Snnborn have com
The Lyon county fair will bo held at Rock
Ltapids September 18 and 19.
The Swedish people of the river counties
will celebrate September 14 as Forefather
day.Hy the 1st of September the homo for tal
on women at Davenport will bo ready for
A live-year old son of Marman Haddlntr , a
ICeokiik county fanner , had both feet cut on
in a mower.
John H. Cauthors. a Warren county
farmer , verifies the statement that , ho
threshed 110 buabols of outs from ono aero
About three hundred fakirs nro busy erect
ing quarters along Dos Molnu.s directs in
order to secure the shekels of the countrymen -
men who nt.tciiii the stuto fair.
A couple of samples of liquor for analysis
were received by Prof. Heal , of Toledo.from
Cherokee. They were marked "Happiness , "
aim were found to contain OX P r tent
A double-headed adder was captured by F.
Itopard , of Miiscatino , while plowing in his
strawbiirr.v Hold , and was presented by him
M thu academy of scloncu of that city. Both
heads are perfectly formed , t
Miss Allio CauB , aged sixteen , living ono
mlli ! cast of Plymouth , tired of lifo because
: mr father objcoted to her receiving the at
tention of a certain young man , attempted
suicide by the poison route. She failed on
account of the t'uioly ' intcrforonco of friends
and a physician.
The Two DultotnN.
Watortown has granted a gas company a
Plans have boon drawn for a now Prosby-
M-liw church at Hapld City.
A number of Canton young ladles have
formed a physical ctilturo society.
W. L. Minor , of Hitchcock , Is In trouble
iccauso ho sold whisky without a license.
Lead City grocers uro trying to form a
iombiimtion to close their stores at 'J o'clock
n the evening.
Another bank is to bo opunml at Hodlleld.
The contract has been lot for a f M.OOO
Methodist , church at Gettysburg.
William Muultan , of Dcadwooil. has com-
iloted his eight months' sentence in the
lonitonliury for Illegal voting and has boon
Coal hai boon discovered at Hapht City at
a depth of " ( to feet. It Is of the same char
acter as the coal found on the west side of
On account of a conflict In dates with the
Hapid City fair , the Dead wood fulr uBsoclu-
ion has postponed Us exhibition to Septom-
bur ala 29.
H. F. Sago , a Castlowood harness doalar.
mcked up the boat of his mortgaged mock
mil hauled it away during thn nlL'lit , leaving
ils creditors to hold the bag.
A proposition looking to the removal of
the packing house from Oolrlchs to Hapld
Jily bus been niado to the cltlzeiig of that
city by thu Anglo-American company.
William Forger , of DoSmot , has invented
an attachment for harvcsterx which taken
the place of n reel. It U a cylinder with
otary faiiH InsiUo which blow the grain
against the alckiu.
The Lead City Herald says that a sign on
ippor main street shows curious disnigard
of English orthography and in Its own lu
ll vicinal ulyle ml rms the passer-by tlmt
Kamll , Tempi-rams Dryuk and
cun boobUtInd inside
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