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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : WEDNESDAY , AUGUST 28 , 1880.
TKUMS OK SUIISCmiTION.
Dally ( Morning Edition ) including Bandar
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Xhf Omulm Sunday Hen , mulled to any
address Ons Year . : , . 300
WcuKly Ilco , Ono Year . SCO
Omaha Omcc , nco llitlldlnfr. N. W. Corner
Seventeenth and Fnrnam Streets.
Chicago Ollleo. Ml Jtookrry minding.
Nflw York Offlce , Iloonig 11 nnd 16 Tribune
Washington Office. No , till Fourteenth Street.
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All linslnnss letters and rcnilttnncen Ghould
bu addressed to lh < > lice Publishing Company ,
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bo made payable to the order otthecomimny.
BIB BOG PnlsMBf Coipany , Proprietors
ilRi : llulidlng Fnrnnm and Seventeenth Streets ,
Sworn Statement of Circulation.
Etnto of Nebraska , I
County of DoiiRlai. f "
George n. Tzschuclc. secretary of The Rco
Publishing Company , Uoenm < lemnlyswear tint
. the actual circulation of Tun UAU.V HRK for
the week ending August SI. 1S M\M as follows :
Sunday. August 18 1H.S.V )
Monday , AllBiist 19 18.574
Ttlepilnv. August 20 lK.r > 73
Wednesday. August 21 18.583
Tliuriday , August J 18.740
JYldny. Auauit ! S1 18f.l ! >
baturUuy , Augusts ! , f 18,737
BJ Average 18,001
GEOUCIK n. TZSCHUOK.
6worn to before mo and Muuscrlbed to In my
presence this i.'ltn day of August , A. 1) . 1833.
It lBcal.1 N.I' . FE1LNotary 1'ublla.
1 Btato of Nebraska. i
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County ot Douglas
ueorge 11 , TzRchuck , bolnR duly sworn , do-
POKCM and Bays that ho is secrotnv of The Ilee
Publishing ciimpany , that the actual average
dally circulation of Tun DAILY HUB for the
month of August , 188S" " , is.183 coplos ; for Sep
tember , 1S88 , 18,151 coplos ; for October IbSS ,
38as4 coplMj for November. 18S8.18.1)8(1 ) ( copies :
for December , 1888. 1P.1T51 copies ; foi January ,
1889 , W > 74 , copies : for Kubruary , IBS ) . 18.UKI
copies ; for March , IfW > . 18.BM coplow ; for April ,
3btn , IS.WJ copleB ; for Way , Ibb'J , IS.tVK ) copies ;
for June. Ibs'J , 18,858 , copies ; for July , 1833 ,
18,78 ! ! copies , ( } KO. U. T ROIItlCK.
fiworn to before me nnd subscribed In my
preHenco this 3d day of August. 18"0.
[ BEAU ] N. P , KKIF- , Notary Public.
PiiAtitiK chickens will bo ripe in this
Btato in three moro days.
IT is the council's duty to protect the
laborers of grading contractors Irom
fF the public should take the part ot
the bull in the china shop , there would
not ho mursh loft of the table , glass and
crockery trust just formed.
A SOUTH OMAHA man has oiTorod
his sarvicos as paving inspector without
salary. This would indicate that some
perquisites exist in this line of business.
Now that the cruel war is ever In
Hayti , Prod Douglas may change his
mind about throwing up his fat. com
mission as minister to the black re
public. . _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
RIDDLEUEUGEU has boon hoard from
nt last. Ho refuses to support Milliono
for the Virginia governorship , and now
there is moro war on the hands of the
THE Kansas Cily Times of Monday devoted -
voted ton solid columns of small typo to
the question of taxation. How to evade
taxes is a very .serious problem in Kan
sas City just now.
OMAHA'S credit is evidently as peed
as that of any western city when Now
York bankers are willing to pay a
premium of five and sixty-five ono-
CHICAGO io becoming desperate over
the world's fair. ' issue
. Monday's of the
jVciw , contained editorials in twenty
different languages appealing frantic-
- ully for n popular subscription.
Tim cedar block war between the
chairman ot the board of public works
' and a contractor continues unabated ,
The dual is principally waged for the
bonnflt of competing contractors in
IIA a'tho Kouts disaster , still fresh in
mind , had its counterpart in the recent
torrlhlo railroad wreck near Stroator ,
III. , where some fifty Qrand Array veterans -
orans , bound to the Milwaukee encampment -
mont , were dangerously injured ?
BOSTON , St. Louis and Omaha are
the base ball centers of the world. The
Omnha team is doubtless the best of the
lot. The growth of intellectual pur
suits uud pleasures in the west is sur
prising oven to its most ardent support
IT HAS just boon discovered that the
retiring mayor and council of Madrid ,
the capital of Spain , robbed the city of
I $20,000,000 during their administration
of municipal affairs. It is just possible
that they were Chlcngo boodlors in dis-
guise. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Till ! public schools will open next
9 Monday , Moro than twenty thousand
pupils will receive the benefits of free
instruction during the year in the finest
quarters furnished by any city in the
United States. This Item is for Bos.
TUK location ot the postolllco has boon
advanced a little further by the con
I'- demnation committee. At the rate nt
I'V which the process of acquiring title is
progressing Uncle Sam may possibly bo
in'possosslon of the tltlo to Mrs. Grover
Cleveland's lots by Now Years.
Tins State Development association
ofllcora are considering the best meth
ods of advertising in eastern papers ,
Proper advertising isu line urt in which
experiments cost a good deal of money.
The members of the association should
oxorclso great care in their selection of
advertising matter and the choice of
mediums ; otherwise the money used
will bo thrown awuv.
THK county commissioners cannot af
ford to ignore the revolutions recently
made about that grading job. If a forgery -
gory has boon committed the county at
torney should bo instructed to proceed
against the parties. Tbo contractora
should bo ma'lo to disgorge every dollar
lar they have received above the sur
veyor's estimate and the contract pricu
for the grading.
A WAnNlXG OF OPPOSITION.
There is reason to expect a somewhat -
what vigorous opposition from the east
to the proposal that the government
shnll embark in an oxtonslvo system of
irrigation for the arid regions of the
west. The Now Yorlt Sim doubtless
voices a qulto general sontlmont In
that section in asking what right
the general government boa to
USD the raonoy of the whole people -
plo to Improve the lands of n few
states nnd territories , and it Is
to he oxpcclod that this argument
will bo freely used in congress
when the irrigation question is presented -
sontod for the consideration of that
body. The Sun may have taken its cue
from the expressions of Senator Reagan
unfavorable to the government hiving
anything to do with providing a system
of irrigation. The idea will undoubt
edly find numerous supporters in the
cast nnd some from the south also. The
western people so deeply concerned in
this question of irrigation may there
fore conclude that they are not to have
tholr demands acceded to without a
struggle. It Is not doubted that the
Bonnie committee will report that Irri
gation is necessary and feasible , but
this will hardly bo sulllclont to silence
the opposition , buiwarkod behind the
pica of paternalism , of which there is
The demand tor government aid in
reclaiming the arid regions of the west
is not a selfish demand , urged wholly in
the interest of the section making it.
The contemplated scheme of land re
demption is of national concern , audit
is hardly possible to overstate its im
portance. It proposes to render available
able for agriculture a vast area which
under favorable conditions would sup
port a population equal to or greater
than that of the country nt present , and
which would add incalculably to the
national wealth. A considerable portion
tion of the lands to bo reclaimed is a
part of the publio domain , and it is
directly in the general public In
terest that this portion shall be
put in condition for settlement ,
a duty clearly devolving on the aronoral
government. In discharging this duty
the benefits resulting to private lands
would bo incidental , and it should bo
understood that the people of the west
do not ask the government to do moro
than this. They simply ask that the
government shall construct reservoirs
on its own domain , maintaining them
updor national control , and with.this in
view the area examined by the senate
committee is almost ; wholly the property
of the United States.
Certainly , a project which contem
plates the reclamation from aridity to
fertility of an area out of which eight
states , each as largo as Indiana , can be
made may fairly bo. regarded as of sur
passing national importance. It is believed -
lioved that at least ono hundred and
twonty-fivo million acres of land out of
ever eight hundred million auros'can
bo , within a few years , brought under
cultivation at no great cost. Taking
the generally accepted fact that
twenty-five acres of irrigated land ,
properly located , is equal to one hun
dred acres of ordinary farming land ,
this would moan twenty-live million
farms , sufficient to support.ono.hundred
millions of people. Assuming that the
cost of reclaiming this land did not ex
ceed fifty million dollars , as has been
estimated , and that its value with the
privileges of irrigation would bo no more
than fifty dollars an acre , and it is easy
to calculate what a vast addition it
would make to the wealth of the gov
ernment. It would return fifty times
the investment of the government.
It is an extremely narrow view which
regards this great project as of merely
sectional benefit , and the proposition
that the government should have noth
ing to do with developing the great
possibilities involved in this project ,
and in the benefits of which the whole
people must inevitably'Share , is essen
tially unwise and unsound. Never
theless , opposition on this ground is to
bo expected , and it may bo found no
easy matter to overcome it.
A. COSTLY LESSON :
The forest Ores in Oregon and Mon
tana have swept away a vast amount of
timber. In Montana alone the area of
timber lands devastated will cover ono
hundred and twenty square miles. The
money value of this dcgtruction is com
puted to 1)0 ) millions of dollars , and the
consequences to follow can not bo com
puted indollars. Forostfiros have rarely
boon BO .destructive as those of the present -
ont year. In 1880 the destruction of
/oroats in the Rocky Mountain region
extended over moro than four hundred
thousand acres , the value of the timber
burned being estimated at nearly seven
million dollars. The fires of three
years ago were very destructive , par
ticularly in Montana. Probably no
legislation could DO entirely olTootivo
in preventing those forest conflagra
tions , which sometimes originate
from lightning. The laws pro-
scrib'ing penalties for the willful
or careless sottlntr of fires , and
requiring the local authorities to
post notices warning persons against
violation of the huv , have accomplished
Bomo good , but those measures are far
from being adequate. The last report
of the chief of the forestry division of
the agricultural department says that
under existing laws and regulations it
would appear that forest fires have al
most undisputed sway , No forests are
saved from lire , and few , If any , from
the axo. In every respect , says this re
port , the management of this part of
our national inheritance rotlocts dis
credit on our muoh-pralsod business ca
This govern mont Is moro penurious
in the matter of making provision for
the protection of its forests than any
other in the world having ioroats to
protect. Slnco 1833 the annual appro
priation for this purpose has been sev
enty-five thousand dollars , and in that
period the estimated value of the tim
ber reported stolen is ever thirty-three
million dollars , ot which loss than half
a million was recovorod. The example
of European countries that have
suffered from deforestation has
boon wholly lost upon us. Franco
in a few yearn has expanded in
round numbers flvo million dollars in
the work of reforestation and for the
protection of forests , nnd the aggregate
amount oxpondoa by various European
countries for those purposes is estimated
nt thirty million dollars.
Such fads , liowovor , although re
peatedly presented to the attention ol
congress , scorn to have made no sorloua
impression upon that body , nor has it
over shown any adequate conception
of the Importance of the subject
from any point of vlaw. It has
provided for the employment ol
so1 small ft number ot .special
ngonts to protect the vast forest area
that however aotivo nnd vigilant they
may bo they cannot possibly guard it
against depredations , and the result is
shown in the enormous loss the govern
ment has sustained in the last six years ,
to say nothing of the damage in other
respects. It Is certainly time that amore
moro liberal policy were adopted for the
bettor protection of this great interest.
In a paper on this subject hy Professor
Juntos , of the university of Pennsyl
vania , embraced in the report of
the chief of forestry division , ho says :
l'\Vo are wasting our forests by the
axe , by fire , by pasturage , by nogloct.
They are rapidly falling below the
amount required by industrial needs ,
by our water supply , by our rivers , by
our climate , by our navigation and agri
culture. It Is high time to calla halt.
The devastation of the axe will proba
bly go on in the forests owned by pri
vate parties. Other forms of devasta
tion , can and should bo stopped by vig
orous measures on the part of the gov
ernment. " The senate committee in
vestigating the subject of irrigation has
had an object lesson in forest devasta
tion from which it may bo presumed to
hnvo derived valuable information that
may bo used to induce congress to adopt
a moro liberal policy and institute moro
effective measures forforost protection.
OAS AND ELECTnrUITT.
The local manager of the Thomson-
Houston electric lighting company in
dulges in some strictures of THE BEE'S
position With regard to the problem of
cheap street lighting.
"Tho nrttolo published by THE BEE , "
saya the electric light manager , "sa
vors strongly of gas. " This remark
savors strongly of impertinence.
What right has anybody connected
with the lighting job to cast such re
flections ? THE BEE has very emphat
ically declared ever and over again ,
that the citizens of Omaha de
mand cheaper and bettor gas ,
and wo have also stated in
language that is plain , that it is the
right and duty of the council to Ox the
price of gas at the lowest reasonable
rate and regulate its quality by ordi
THE BEE has urged the council to invite -
vito proposals for gas and electric light
ing under conditions that will give the
city fair competition. This is however
not what the electric lighting lobby are
after. They claim that they have
already underbid the gas company.
Suppose this were really true , has
not the council the right to reject -
joct all bids , if there is any pros
pect of getting a still lower bid' ?
Is it not manifestly to the interest of the
city to give competition the widest lati
tude ? The assertion that Now York
city pays for about one thousand electric
lights signifies nothing. New York has
a population of moro than a million
and a half , and at a guess wo should say
has at least thirty thousand street
lamps. Ono thousand electric lamps in
Now York would about equal thirty
electric lights in Omaha. It may bo
true that Jackson , Mich. , actually
uses 180 electric lamps at this time , but
Jackson , Mich. , has loss than forty
thousand population , and covers less
than one-fourth the area of Omaha ,
What wo maintain now , as heretofore ,
is that the schoino to light'the whole
city with electric lamps would swamp
the city treasury. ' *
Wo can afford possibly to pay. for
lighting the business streets with elec
tricity , but the fund nt the' disposal of
the council for street lighting will not
hold out if gas and gasoline lamps are
to bo abandoned for electric lights. If the
Thomson-Houston company is willing to
take its chances with other competitors
for lighting the business district , well
and good. If it is simply proposed to
substitute the electric light monopoly
for the gas monopoly , the taxpayers
will got very little relief.
What wo contend is that the mon
who are engineering this olec-
trio lighting scheme are try
ing to work the council
by methods that are not clean. If wo
are correctly informed , and wo think
wo are , they nro trying to pull through
a contract that will enable the local
company to give away a good many
shares of stock profitably to all con
cerned. Undoubtedly some members of
the council desire to give the city
cheaper light , but they are uncon
sciously playing into the hands 'of a
gang of boodlors. This is why THE
BEE does not join in the crusade.
THE Kansas City papers fool sere
over the attitude of Governor Thayer
in prohibiting the shipping of Texas
cattle from Kansas City or any other
point into the Omaha stock yards ijntll
all danger of Texas fever is passed.
They impute the motive of Governor
Thayer to a desire to build up Omaha as
a cattle center by Booking tocripplo the
trade of Kansas City by false represen
tations. Nothing can bo farther from the
truth. Texas cattle are as necessary for
the business of Omaha as they are for
tho' business of Kansas City , anU the
embargo , instead of helping the Omaha
market , is in a mousura detrimental to
it , as it seriously inconveniences both
stock buyers and packers. Of two evils ,
however , it is bettor to choose the
lessor , and while thpro may bo no sick
ness at the Kansas City yards at pres
ent , they are liable to bo infected at any
moment by the handling of Texas cat
tle. Governor Thayor's proclamation is
no moro nor loss than a health measure
to protect the Omaha stock yards as well
as the state of Nebraska , It Is proper
that an ounce of provoatatlvo bo used
before great injury bo done to local
hot-da by infecting them with a .fatal
A cuiuous phnao is exhibited by ouo
or two Now England and Middle states
in calling attention to their advantages
for farming and utook raising. They
Imvo ( fone jirfnr as to urge upon the
department of agriculture- rulvortlso
tholr rosoXi cs and invite Immigration ,
just as thqfij ; rlciiltural bureau has boon
doing lor1 Wi woqt nnd south. But it
is highly ik ) robablo that the thrifty
foreigner ft i bo Induced to como to
Now Hamw Ire or Vermont , or to Now
Jersey forfihn purpose of tilling n fock-
rlbbod soil whoao producing powers hnvo
long boon exhausted , BO long na the
great west with its virgin pralrlos of
fers cheap mm boundless homes.
Iw THE proceedings boforo" the
United States court nt Sau Francisco
touching the Terry-Field case , a paper
drawn up by Justice Field was road in
which the judge charges that a con
spiracy existed to injure him in person
on account of hia connection with the
is certainly a most serious obnrgo
and would not have boon made
by Justice Field without duo delibera
tion. It remains for the authorities of
Californiato , probe the matter to the
bottom , add If the allegations of Justice
Field bo well founded , to punish the
parties mentioned in the petition for
this foul conspiracy.
SAN FuANClsco's chamber of com
merce is urging the necessity of direct
cable connection with Australia , claim
ing that such n line would bo of great
help to the Pnclfio coast. However , as
the merchants of that city doom it
necessary first to obtain a subsidy of
three hundred thousand dollars a year
as bonus from the government , it Is
hardly probable that the contemplated
communication will bo established .
The subsidy business has boon
worked once too often in building
Pacific railroads , , and it is too late in the
day to ask the people of this country to
sanction any similar scheme for the
private gain of monopolist's.
WHILE the United States have several
patriotic airs which have become na
tional through popularity , it is never
theless true that our country has no
national song in the jonso of "God Love
the Queen' ' among the British , "Dor
Wnchtnm Rhein" among the Germans ,
or the "Marseillaise" with the French.
Two well known melodies , however ,
have recently received official recogni
tion from Secretary Tracy of the navy ,
in a general order issued to nil mon of
war in commission and to all naval sta
THE theory that "tho only good In
dian is a dead Indian" was never moro
forcibly illustratpd than in the case of
District AttcWoy W. C. Jones , of
Washington territory , refusing to pros
ecute certain Inflian mqrdorors of the
Colville agomjy tin that territory , on
the ground tn'atjio grand jury in the
neighborhood would indict an Indian
for so unimpQRtftut un. act as killing a
THE saving 'banns returns for Now
York state show that there wore nearly
twenty-four million dollars more due
depositors oiT July 1,1889 , than there
were on the same date of 1833. What
is true of New York.is also trm of this
as well as other states. It is the most
substantial proof that American wage
workers are enjoying unusual pros
THE Now York Commercial Advertiser
of last Saturday notes subscription of
8500 to the Washington memorial fund
of that city , and the paper states that
the fund is advancing slowly. That is
true , very true. The fund is advancing
very slowly ; but it is to bo hoped it.will
soon catch up with the Grant monument
ONE of the legislative provisions of
the constitution adopted by the North
Dakota convention is that any member
of the legislature who uses a railroad
pass shall forfeit his soat. If such a
law existed in 'Nebraska it would bo
impossible to drum up a quorum unless
there was a senatorial election or
boodle in sight from some big job.
A SHOUT time since two hundred and
fifty thousand bushels of wheat were
sent from Now Orleans to a port in
Uruguay. Io is the first grain ship
ment of any magnitude ever made from
the United States to the South Ameri
can country , and further shipments' maybe
bo confidently looked for.
improved by a Ijfttlo
St. Paul Pionecr-Prtst.
When Dan Voorheos is sober ho Is a good
democrat ; when bo is drunk ho is a holler
All Gone Before.
It is a little singular that wo hoar nothing
lately ol any democratic sages.
The nenfcnsnlRRB South.
St. iMuis Globe-Democrat.
Wade Hampton says the south doea not
need protection. Yes , it docs. In needs
protection from such men as Wade Hamp
President Harrison's speech at the dedica
tion of Indiana's 'war ' monument was a sin
gularly appropriate .and patriollo utterance.
It was worthy ofrthoi time , tbo occasion and
Ihe man. ' " _
Food For the Bnomy.
KarikdilUtTimes. ] .
The Chicago 'i'ribuno gave Mnudorson's
loiter Just flvo litiosio ; its valuable space and
the other republican papers are not having
much to say ubout'IU ' The democratic papers
crowded out advirtlsWonts lo make room
for 11 with the ea i'o chearfulnoss taut tboy
give Tanner all the gjiaco ho can fill ,
Eminent ' ' / .
Coal Huron Scott , of Pennsylvania , who
lias bought 40,000 acres of coal lands in Illi
nois , declines to treat with minors as organ
ized bodies , but insists upon making con-
Iracls with them as individuals. This is one
of tbo things that rouse that eminent friend
of the laboring man , Senator Vdorhoos , to a
frenzy of. rape. Although Scott is a demo
crat of high degree , Voorlieos , of course , bos
uliu on the list of "the Carueglos" ho means
to dUposQ of him when he goes out hanging.
. . .
Boston Horaldi Tight money la the Inevit
able consequence of the treasury taking too
Germantown Telegraph ; "I heard you
were llthlng yesterday , " cold ouo traveling
man to another. "Yes. " "Hnvo any luckl" "
"Yes , some I didn't got drowned , "
Time i Tompklns "Tncro seems to TJI
snnd on these borrlos , Mrs. Htimpun. " Mrs
Humpup ( ntlflly ) "I think you are mistaken
Mr. Tompklns t the trult Is perfectly free
from grit. Possibly you heaped on too mucl
Baltimore American : The actor wholes' '
over $100,000 nt faro la Now York will have
to play a great deal hotter than that thli
winter it ho expects to make good his deficit
Boston Courier : When you are parting
with an acquaintance and ho says , "Oh I bi
Iho way " cot out your pocket-book.
Terre Ilauto Express ! "Holl hath no furj
llko a woman scorned. " There Is some con
gelation , for the sinner , nny way.
Now YorK Epoch : Preacher ' * Yo goner
lion of vlporsl" Umpire ( waking up ) "N <
back talk hero ton dollars I"
Jeweler's Weekly : Mr. Import ( to nppll
cnnt for position ) "You say you are able tc
distinguish a genuine diamond 1 What an
Its principal features < " Arthur Smart 'M
grand stand , a homo pi a to nnd white was !
lines between the bases. "
Llfei Lawyer's clerk " Will you tnko !
chair , ralssl" Boston girl "No , thank you
I wouldn't ' know what to do with It. But I'll
sit down , if I may , "
Albany Express : How the seals in Bohr
Ing sen must laugh to sea the huntsmen
Texas Sittings : First tramp ( to his pard )
"Did you toll the mistress of the house
that wo nro Johnstown sufferers , washed oul
by Iho flood ! " Second Irnmp "I did. "
" What did she say 1" "Sho said wo lookoi
as though wo hadn't been washed In tot
Washington Capital : ' 'Doctor , " said
Sohkor , "how would you treat n man who
was subject to dipsomania ) " "I wouldn't
treat him at all , " replied the doctor , altar n
moment's consideration , "treating Is the bane
of our civilization. " And the applicant for
information paid the usual foa end loft the
Jeweler's Weekly : Judge ( delivering his
oharga to the Jury ) : "Gentlemen , you must
carefully weigh and determine the value of
this chain of circumstances , ana " Juroi
( who is a jeweler ) : ' 'Excuso mo ,
Judge , but will -you allow mo the use of the
stone and acid ? "
Hutchlnson ( ICan. ) News : An antidotofor
the elixir of llfo will provo a very important
discovery if tbo victims continue to loom up
at the present rato.
Chlcngo Tribune ; A base ball crank says
the heaviest batter in the country Is Buck
Wheat In Iho line of discovery Ibis lakes
DISGRACED HIS NAME.
A. Pccomlcnt of Alexander Hamilton
in a Sensational Scrnpc.
ATLANTICCITT , X. J. , Augusts * . | Special
Telegram to THE BBK. ] The story of the
stnbbinir hero yesterday , and of the people
connected with it , Is n sensational ono. Rob
ert Uay Hamilton was for oighl years n
member of the iNew York legislature from
the Murry Hill district of New Yorlt city ,
is a son of General Schuyler Hamilton ,
ono of the leaders in Now York's "four
hundred , " nnd a great-grandson of Alexan
der Hamilton. Ho is a prominent member
ot the Nexv York bar and has a large in
come , which ho spends lavishly upon him
self and friends.
The story of his courtship and marriage is
as remarkable as tlio story of the tragedy is
thrilling. Hamilton was for many years alien
lion in Now York society circles , but lltco
many of his associates , soon became a fre
quenter of houses of questionable character
in Ibo metropolis. In one of these hemet
met and became infatuated with
a woman whom ho afterwards
married. Mrs. Hamilton was tor years the
most conspicuous adventuress in Now York
city , nnd it is said many young bloods squan
dered fortunes on her before she captured
Hamilton , whom she married , it is thought ,
for his fortune. About two years ago they
were clandestinely married in Now York.
When this became known , ho was ostracised
by the "four hundred" as well as by his own
Although on outcast , ho had an Immense
fortune behind him , and after standing it as
long as possible in New York , six months
ago ho took his wife nnd child and Mary
Donnelly , the nurse , to southern California ,
with Ihe intention of locating in the west.
He returned disgusted nnd temporarily took
up'hls residence in Atlantic Cily two weeks
ago. Joshua Mann , who is nn old lover of
Mrs. Hamilton , followed the couple to
California and back. The husband discovered
him at Atlantio City the other day and
learned that his wife was having clandestine
meetings with him. Yesterday Hamilton up
braided bis wife , when she picked up a dag
ger nnd 'made a lunge at her husband. Ho
grappled with her andpusnca her ever a
The nurse , Mary Donnelly , hearing the
noise and having had lo separate the couple
several times before to prevent bloodshed ,
rushed into the room. The wife no sooner
saw her than she darted at her with the dag
ger raised , and with the words , "You she
devil , you are the cause of this. You'll
never bo about mo again , " plunged the
weapon into the woman's abdomen. The
poor woman sank to tbo door. The oxcllo-
mentin Atlantio City ever the affair is in
tense. Hamilton refuses to talk.
Mrs. Hamilton was given a hearing to-day
on the charge of having slabbed her nurse ,
Mary Donnelly. After the examination of
several witnesses , Iho Judge ruinanded Iho
prisoner lo Jail to uwalt the result of the in
juries of the nurse. llobort Kay Hamilton
was hold in JuOO bail as a witness.
Crowds Around tins Cottage.
ATLANTIC Cur , N. J. , August 27 , There
is nothing talked about hero this morning ex
cept the stabbing sensation In which Robert
liny Hamilton figures so strangely. All day
around the guarded collage whore the stab
bing occurred there was gathered a tremendous
deus crowd. Mary Ann Donnelly , the nurse ,
whom Mrs. Hamilton slashed with a dagger ,
is still lying in a dangerous suite , and fears
are entertained that peritonitis will sot in.
SOUTH DAKOTA POLITICS.
The fanners' Alliance Straggling
Hnrd to Capture the Convention.
HUHON , S. 0. , August 27. [ Special Tel
egram to TUB BiiB.l Never did men work
harder than the Farmers' Alliance dele
gates to Iho republican stale convention of
Wednesday are now working hero lo unlto
their forces and carry the convention for
their nominees. They are Inspired lo this
by the success of their brethren in North
Dakota However , they moot with many
obstacles. No ono is willing to take the
field against Molletto for governor , although
ha is ilia ono of all whom the alliance loaders
most desire to defeat. Mr. Fletcher
won't do it. Although Patton , of Carthage ,
declined two weeks ago , attempts are now
being made to bavo him reconsider his de
cision , bui H would bo a hopeless tusk for
him to now attempt to make the ruoo , Mel-
lotto already has 800 delegates Instructed for
him out of 448. The farino.-a were in secret
council , last evening , to prepare a Btato
tlnket. II is told on tno still that they will
endorse Judge Clifford , which will malic him
solid with the convonlloa. There are indlca-
lions that they will do the same by Pluklor ,
which will help him , but it Is not sure of giv
ing him a nomination , as It is with Qlfford.
A state republican league was organized
hero to-day , Colonel Foster , of Splok
county , is president ; HacKoet. of Parker ,
secretary , and Washabough , of Doadwoou ,
At a caucus to-night of 444 of the 448 dele
gates to the state convention a resolution to
nominate Molletto for governor was voted
for by every dolejato present. The
alliance voled lo sland by Van Osdel , of
Yanklou , f or lieutenant governor. This i a
punishment ot Patton , who positively re
fused to bo tholr candidate for governor
ugalnsl Mollotte , but wuo tnU morning an
nounced himself as a candidate for thu ec-
O'ad place on the Uokot. A candidate for
the office of commissioner of fchoot lands an-
pcarod this evening in the per
son of O. H. Pnrkor , ot Brook
Ing * county. Ulngrudo , the Etkpolnt
Scandinavian , promises to bo nominated by
acclamation for secretary of slate. It la
rumored that friends of Mnthows nro noelc
Ihg nn alllanco with Glfford , so as to put tbo
former In ns a candidate for congress.
The convention meets at 2 o'clockVodnos
day afternoon. Moody-ami the Blaok Hills
delegates arrived this uftcrcoon ,
BAD B. & \VHKUK. .
A Number nf 'Workmen Seriously
Though Not Fatally Injured.
ALUANCD , Nob. , August 37. A bad acci
dent occurred on the 13. & M. fitly miles
north of hero near the now lunnol Saturday
night. Beyond Alllanco the track is now ,
nnd construction trains only run ever It thut
far. In making these trips the train goes
with the onplno nlioncl , nnd in returning the
cnumo pushes the cars. Saturday night
wlillo making the return trip , the first ant
second curs wcro thrown from the track nonr
Belmont , by aplank across the ties. A num
her of railway employes mid worltlngmon
wcro flitting on the cars , nnd when the
laltor loft the track , they were thrown
violently to the ground. Altogether cloven
mon were seriously injured. None of
the men hnvo yet died , and It Is
not thought that any of tlm injuries
will result fatally. Following is a list of the
wounded : O. Compton , conductor , serious
contusion of the brain ; George Moore , engi
neer , contusion of the lungs nnd back
sprained ; Jatncs Wnrron , luboror , badly
bruised and ruptured ; Charles Strong , nnklo
dislocated nnd bones of the log fractured ;
Jensen Brown , laborer , limbs sprained ; Jena
Hanson , laborer , contusion of the thigh :
Aimer Fairbanks , laborer , auklo dislocated ;
William Kiup , laborer , nnklo and fool
sprained Chnrlos Vcruiilllou , laborer , com
pound fracture of the femur ; Robert Hani
ten , laborer , nnklo dislocated. No surelcal
assistance could bo obtained for sevora-
hours , us the accident occurred some distance -
tanco from nny largo place. Aid was scut ,
however , as quickly an possible , nnd Iho
company reports all the mon doln ? woll.
Had it not been for the fact that the train
was running slowly a number of lives woultt
probably hnvo been lost. It Is not known
whether the obstruction was placed across
the track purposely or whether It wa duo
to negligent. Most of the lujurod live along
the line of the rniliond.
WILL imEAK Ul" THE GANG.
A Band or 'llilovcs Fall Into the
Oranp of tlie Law.
WHEELING. W. Vn. , Augunt 27. ( Special
Telegram to TUB Bnc. ] For the past fifteen
years a well-organized gang of robbers have
been operating In the southwestern portion
of Green county , Pennsylvania , nnd the east
ern portion of Marshall and Wotzol counties ,
West Virclnia , and during all lhat time has
dolled successful prosecution. Horses , sheep
and swine have been stolen , granaries mid
corn cribs robbed , mills broken open and
looted , stores raided and every species of
farm machinery and portable property car
ried off. Many localities were raided again
aud again acd for the past live years tlio an
noyance has been almost intolerable and the
loss great. The headquarters of the gang
was in Pennsylvania and everything Rtolon
was hurried ever Iho line. Arrests were
often made in Green county but thi-ro wcro
always enough of the rascals to swear sus
pected comrades out of trouble. Saturday
last David Gordy and Hczokiah Kern bio were
arrested and token to the Llttlotown Jail.
Gordy made a confession extending ever a
period of fourteen years and including near
ly seventy-flvo robberies. Four olher ar
rests were made at once and many others
will follow , thoroughly breaking up the gang ,
The Montreal Herald Com OS Out
Aunlnat Great Britain.
MONTREAL , Augusl 27. The advanced liberal -
oral party Is rapidly becoming a power in the
Dominion , nnd its organ , the Montreal Her
ald , Is very angry over the Bohring sea
seizures and the attitude of Great Britain in
the matter. The Herald says that if Great
Britain insists on keeping on good terms
with Iho United Status regardless of Cana
da's interests , her only alternative is to de
clare independence of the mother country.
AT THE KANGE.
First Day's Competition of Military
Yesserdny was the first of the four day's
competition shoot of distinguished marks
men of the army at Bellevue rifle range.
Tbo dry was entirely unfavorable , a fif
teen milo an hour wind , of tbo fish tail va
riety , prevailed. By agreement of all the
marksmen the entire programme for the day
was gene through with in the morning.
Tbo shooting was at 200 , 800 , 500 and 600
yards. The scores made at 200 and 300yards
were exceptionally good , but at 500 and OUO
yards they were poor , but this was duo en
tirely to tbo high wind , as the mon now com
peting at Bellevue are the best shots In the
The scores made yoslorday were as fol
I.EAVBNWOIITII , ICan. , August27. [ Spaelal
Telegram to TUB BBE. ] The following is
Iho score for Iho second day's ' carbine sbool
in tbo cavalry contest to-day ;
Privnlo HonnlnR. L , Fifth 277
Corporal Drown , E , Seventh 270
Sort'cant Lozenberry , E , Third liJ
Lieutenant Slowarl , , Third CC'J
Uoutenaut lluyor , , Third. . 2SS (
Lieutenant Scott , , First 2117
Private Hoitmullor , E , Fourth 201
Corporal Swoostanny , E , Fifth 200
Lieutenant Parson , , Fifth litiO
Private Watts , E , Fifth 2.W
Corporal Hodiron , B , Seventh 2.W
Sergeant Kankcn , T , Seventh 253
It link of Omium Online.
Judge Shields considered another bundle
of objected claims of Iho Hunk of Ouiaha ,
and will continue the worR to-day.
Up to date ho has not rejected a slnglo ac
count , though nearly all those allowed have
been modified or moro or less reduced.
The greatest trouble oncounlorod arises over
mistakes made by depositors themselves.
Some of them had drawn chocks nnd ro-
cetvod money on them which they had not
deducted from what Ihey demanded In tholr
claims , and through absant-mlndcdnoss oth
ers have fllca with the Judge duplicate
The Hoard of Trade.
Little boslvlos routine business of an unim
portant character was transacted by the
ward of trade's directors at tholr regular
leml-cionthly meeting yesterday. It hod
joe n reported to the board that D , U. Dun-
bar & Co. were soliciting orders lor the
special Merchants' weelt edition of the West
ern Merchant und promising that the board
would ntlend to the mailing of whatever
copies the buyers wish to leave with that uody.
This Btutemoot they repudiated and claim
Hioy never promised anything of the sort.
THE CAPITAL CITY GRIST , vj
Convention of the State Christian
PROMINENT DIVINES PRESENT ,
The Successful Opening or the Uni
versity of Hrttinny Ilolghtft n Mat
ter of Ijlvolr Interest The
City In Drier
LINCOI.N Uuntuu orTitcOMMU U E ,
1020 1 > STIIBBT.
LINCOLN. Auettst 37. ,
The annual convention of the State Chris
tian Missionary society mot to-dav nttha
Central Christian church , nt the corner of
fourteenth nnd K streets. There were about
ono hundred delegates nt the Initial exercises
this morning. Stnto Kvnngollst U. O. Barrow -
row , of Tecumseh , delivered the opening nd-
dres * . Ho entered Into n brief history of the
worlc of the church in the state , cltlne Its
growth and prosperity , and dwelt upon Its
trials nnd triumphs. The dny was snent in
listening to ilia reports of o Ulcers nnd com-
mlllccs On Iho whole they were eminently
satisfactory. The session will oloso with a
pienlo nt Bethany Heights on next Friday.
The church Is lulling n lively Interest In the
successful starting of its new university ,
mid the cnordos of every dologata lo the
convonllon nro enlisted fur this end. J. Z.
Brizcoo , of this city , presides. Prominent
ninong the divines in atlondanco nro the fol
lowing ; Kliiora Mnuuliin , of Hastings ;
Smith , of Nobnyjlw City ; Sumptis , of Unix-
dilla ; Aylsworth , of Ii'iiirllold ; Barrows , of
Tccumsoh ; Newman nnd Henry , of Lincoln ;
Bowie * , of Blair , and MolTott , of Clovelund.
Htnto 11(11100 Uncords ,
The Ansloy Hanking company filed articles
of incorporation to-duy , nuthorltlng a capital
stock of $100,003. ExUtonco dates from July
25 , 1830 , to July IW , 18M. The sum of $30,000.
was subscribed and pa Id in Imud. Incorpora
te rs : 0. J. Slovens , P. M. Uubbo nnd C. M.
The IJlntr Elcctrlo Light nnd Power com
pany ulso Hied m-llcles of Incorporation to
day. Its purpose Is to Qporalo n system of
lighting and power by oloatnclty. Capital
Block authorized , WH.OOO , Inccrporatorsi
P. W. Klnnuy , A. P. Howes , W. H. Palmer.
F. M. Castollor , F. H. MuUuicson uudV. . C.
The Gerlnpr Uullding and Loan association ,
of Scott's IMulTs county , also filyd articles.
Its purpose is lo buy , soil , do.il in real estate
nnd erect homes for members , ami other
wise furnish safe and productive moans ot
investment Capital stock , $30J,000. Incorporators - '
porators : C. W. Johnson , A. B. Wood , 15.
C. Markland , O. W. Gardner , Peter Me-
Farlano , Jawos Wostwelt and Martin Gor
o Ciurt Cnwcs.
Tno following cases were lllcd for trial In
the supreme court to-day :
J. C. Crawford vs. F. 0. Gallowny ; appeal
from the district court of Antelope county.
Phosnix Insurance company of Brooklyn
VB. MlKoT. lichnmi ; ; orrorfroin the district
court of Colfux county ,
Omaha Lithographing & Stationary com
pany otnl. vs. Andrew J. Simpson ; error
from the district court of Douglas county.
Carry M. Hunt et al. vs. Valentino Llpp ot
al. ; appeal from the district court of Douclas
Valentino Llpp vs. Carry M. Hunt ; error
from the district courl of Douglas county.
City NCIVH nml Notes.
Stale Treasurer Hill wont to 13ottrlco ; to
Attorney Cheney , of Hed Cloud , is in the
Colonel E. P. Roggon loft forlCansas Cily
Ihls evening to look after business Inter
It is rumored that the UilliiiRslny block
was sold to-duy. The consideration could
not bo ascertained.
The docket for the next term of the supreme
premo court was closed to-day. It will bo
the largest over tried at any ono term.
Smith CaUwell , W. T. Uobinson , Joe
Cams nnd Walt Scclcy were in the city to
day. It is currently reported thai iheso
gentlemen arc doing Die Second congres
sional district with n high hand , but the
political novice can rend Between the Hues.
Joe McDowell , of Fillrbury , Jefferson
county , was in the city to-day. It is said
that Uen linger has been crowded oil the
track and thai Mack is an open candidalo for
congress. Uy the by , candidates ere gelling
thicker than blackbirds in Juno in the bloody
Second. Attorney Cheney , of Hod Cloud , is
also said to bo in tbo swim.
A. Wool fuller
BOSTON , August 37. John S. Mackintosh ,
n wool puller of Milton , has assigned. Mack
intosh is conuned to bis homo by illness , and
an acurato statement of his liabilities cannot
qo given at present. They are estimated at
5100,000. The assignment was caused by the
embarrassments of Brown , Stucso & Clark
and Gcorgo W. Hollh.
RnvcniiR DopnriiniMii Appointments.
WASHINGTON1 , Augusl 27. The following
appoinlmonts have been made in the revenue
department : Storokcepcra Vincent Carroll -
roll , First Illinois ; Jonn II. Sadlor , Fifth
Illinois. Gaugor Oh irles Lungenberg , Fifth
Illinois. Storekeeper and ganger John J ,
Uockner , Nebraska.
The City Council.
At the council mooting lust night an ordi
nance ordorlng the paving of Higlith street
'rom Farnnm to Douglas , was passed over
.he mayor's veto. The question of con-
itruiitlng a viaduct on Tcqth street Wits ton-
udercd and inado u special object of a meet-
ng to ho hold this evening.
nm ors , Illolclics Sore' , Scales , Crust ? ,
and Loss of linlr Cured.
Torrlhlo Jllood I'oUon. bufCorail nil a
man cuuld suffer and live. Knee
mill liody coviii-ud with awful Horv/- .
Cued tlio Cuiluura RniiieUloa tan
wee It a anil la prautiuully ourod. A
rninarlcablo < ! HC.
I contracted ft terrlblo blond-polsontiiB n year
aHO. I doctored wltli t < vo KOQI ! pliynlcmni ,
nultherot wnomdld mo any good , 1 suirorud
ill a nmti can biitrcrmul Jlv . IIo.irlni.cor your
JuTHJiwA UKMUIMK I concluded to try mum.
knowliiB if thi ) > ' did ma no good they could
make mo no wortm. I Juno burn \\wiu thorn
nbimtum wcu-ka , uiul urn moit happy to say
: hat I am a'tnojt rid ot the awful HOVIM that
ravored my riuia and luxly. My face wan as
jail , If not U'urrtu , Chun that of Miss Itcynton ,
3ii | > k n < > t lu your book , uiul I would nay io any
.noln tlm Hiima condition , to HKH ( ; uTlUUH\ ,
uud tlioy will suruly be cured. Vim may n o
tlilrt letter In tlio Inti-n-Htn ot miircrltiK human-
ty. K. W. ICIiYNOIiDH. Ashland , Ohio.
Covered tvtili Kiini'lnu ' Korot17 yours
I huvu boon troubled with n skin And wnill )
llseaeo for Huvuiittion yearn. My Jiuad iittlmoj
tvusonuriinnliiasoro. uiul my ooily win covorud
with them m lai'tto us n huff dollar. I tried u
< reut many remedies without ollt-ct until I uaed
the CIITIOUIIA UKMKDind , ana tt'ii thaiiktul to
jtntu that afuir two moutlmor tlivlr uee 1 11111
uutlioly cuiecl. 1 feel U my duty to you and
ha public to Htnto the above CUHJ.
U It. MoUOWKl.U JitnieibiirK. N. J.
Dili ; nnd Murntoliuil HH Yonrfl.
I go Mr , Daunts Mownln tan year * bottir. t
avu utiK uudcrutcnoU for tiilrtr-uluht years.
had what Is ternind pnirltla. arid liav liuifar > > 1
irerythluK. "ml triad a muiibar of doctor * bin
; ot no relief. Auvbudytoiild hnvo got J < / / lun
hey cured mo. ThiiCUTiUiiiiv It.lMiiuiii.U'ured
ue. God bimithe mau holuv < nto30iriaiWA. !
CHUNUY UUHKN. Cambridge , MIIBI.
fir * , sold e ry where. 1'rlcn. CuTicina , Oci
30Ai > . 25o ; ItHSOtiVKNT. II , 1'rojmred by tlio
'OTTKIl DltUtl AND Oil K. Ml ( Ml , COIII'OHATION ,
treeitd for "Howto Cure Klein Dlseasos , " 0 *
, a ) Illustration ) , atuHOa tttmlmonlnls.
PLKS , blaclc-livaas , chapped and oil"/
prpvented by t/'tmi'UHA M
ACHING SIDES AND BACK ,
Hip. kidney , and uterine pains ami
weuKueasua IIKI.IKVLD IN ONKMINUTU
by the CITIOUIIA ANTI-PAIN I'IMS
, . - . _ TKII. tlm llrat and only ingtflntAnoou *
mlu-klltlnu , ulOK plaster ,
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