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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE jjilONPAY , SEPTEMBER 16 , 1889.
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Tin : Burplus is still in the vault.
OMAHA contractors have reached
Denver. Thsvt city will now hnvo an
opportunity to show its real vitality.
TUB output of coal in Iowa for 1888-
18SO was 123,000 , tons less than the pre
ceding year. The roduotiou was duo tea
a miltl winter.
U.NOHK the skillful command of Brigadier -
adior General Colby the annual en-
cumpraont of Nebraska militia now in
progress at Beatrice may provo a bril
liant event in the bloody annuls of our
TiiKwifoof General Boulangor still
lives in the deepest seclusion at Ver
sailles. The general is gradually fading
from public notice and will soon bo in a
condition that will fit him for living at
LOUD TUNXVSON assorts that his
1 coming volume of pooins will be his
absolutely farewell contribution to lit
erature. Can it bo that the pool laureate
has begun to ndopt the "farewell"
methods of bach-number dramatic stars
for financial purposes1 ;
CHICAGO is complaining bitterly of
its smoke nuisanceswh ich sadly dis
colors its public buildings and powders
thu faces of its people. Now that n
smokeless powder has been invented , it
may not bo unreasonable to hope that a
powdorloss smoke will follow. This
wood "soot" Chicago bolter.
TilK National Civil Service Reform
loiiguo will hold its annual convention
at Philadelphia the 1st and 2a o ( next
month. If the con volition will endeavor
to steer clear ot glittering generalities
and got down to business of a practical
character , It may bo able to accomplish
JOHN BUIINS , the London dockman ,
has mot and worsted his employers.
Mr. Burns is n lion in London. The
strike inaugurated by himself and oth
ers proved successful. Iloroaftor noth
ing will bo too good for him. It is to bo
hoped the common win so which stood
him in good stead during the strike
will not dosor/t him in his future
OVKH ono hundred negroes were
killed during the recent uprising in
Mississippi. George Allen , ono of the
leaders , was hanged , the colored
farmers' alliance was broken up , and
the Advocate , a colored man's pnpor ,
has suspended publication on account of
it. TJio negroes of the south must
cither submit quietly to any outrage
put upon them or taUo the results as
hero indicated * The chivalry of the
south will brook no negro equality or
anything- approaching it.
THU forest commission of Now York
is sanding out a largo number of circu
lars calling thu attention of railroads
in that state to their duty in suppress
ing and preventing forest flros. If rail
roads generally would pay proper atten
tion to this subject a great deal of valu
able property might ho saved. Sparks
from engines are ono of the foremost
cuui > cs of forest Urea , nnd as our timber
is disappearing too rapidly anyway , the
railroads ) should bo made to take especial
pains to prevent them so far as is
Tim new military bill to bo intro
duced into the German rotchstag is
called a plan of reorganization rather
than an army increase. Notwithstand
ing the name , it adds large numbers
both to the infantry and cavalry , and
requires an appropriation of sixty
million marks. The presumption is
that the roiehstag will assume the burden -
don without a murmur. The action of
tha government is doomed necessary in
view of the increased arimioiont of
both Franco and Russia , If the armies
of Europe are at present on a peace
footing , it is something awful to contemplate -
template what proportions they would
( taaumo should war bo declared.
The decision of Jtidgo BlodgoU , ot
the United States circuit court , declar
ing the Minnesota moat law unconstitu
tional , contains statements of funda
mental principles , applicable to nil
legislation of this character , which
morlt attentive consideration. In view
of the fact that the Minnesota law is to
bo passed upon by the supreme court of
the United Statos. and that the decision ,
of that tribunal will determinate as to
such laws in other dates , the principles
enunciated by Judge Dloclgott are
worthy of moro than a passing atten
The police powers of a slate for the
protection of the health , property and
persons of its citizens are not unlim
ited , and they must bo.oxorclsoil so as
not to interfere with matters over which
the federal government has exclusive
jurisdiction. If a state Rtatutoin its
operation , impinges upon the federal
government it is so Inr void. Ono of
the matters over which the federal tjov-
ernmcnt has exclusive jurisdiction IB
that of regulating commerce between
A state can not , without the con
sent of congress , express or im
plied , regulate commerce b otwoon its
people and those ot the other states of
the union in ardor to effect its end ,
however desirable such n regulation
might bo. A state can not prohibit the
sale of an article of commerce after it
liasbcon brought within the jurisdiction
of the state. The power of congress to
regulate the introduction ot articles ot
commerce necessarily implies the right
to authorize the sale of commercial
articles so introduced.
No article of commerce can bo ex
cluded from introduction into and sale
in a state by atato inspection laws or
prohibition laws , and the common com
mercial usage and course of trade , nnd
not the legislature of the state , deter
mine what are articles of commerce.
The Minnesota law , in mooting at the
border of the state an article of com
merce intended for human food , and
arbitrarily declaring it unfit for such
purpose and prohibiting its sale , was
hold t bo a palpable invasion by the
state of the domain of congress.
The numerous citations mndo by
Judge Blodgett from decisions of the
supreme court of the United States , de
fining the power of congress to regulate
inter-stato commerce and the limita
tions upon the police powers of the
states , leave no doubt respecting the
fate of the Minnesota law when it shall
bo passed upon by that tribunal. It
would bo well for legislators to thor
oughly acquaint themselves with these
decisions before proposing measures the
elToet of which would bo to obstruct the
Iroodom of commerce between the
An interesting fact dibdosod by the
evidence thus far presented in the trial
of Henry S. Ives is the susceptibility
of many veteran \Vall street financiers
to shrewdly and attractively presented
schemes of speculation. It is shown
that Ives had no difficulty in finding
men who had been all their lives dab
bling in financial alTairs willing and
eager to listen to his plans , and , having
listened , accepting everything told
them in good faith. It must have nma/.od
this bold rascal to find that his
great confiJenco gruno was so
easily played with men who are com
monly supposed to bo the shrewdest of
their kind in the world. Iloro was a
young man , with nothing in his por-
bonal appearance to commend him to
confidence , wholly without credit or
htanding in financial circles , and
toward whom suspicion was directed by
the public press , coolly entering Wall
street and proposing schemes involving
many millions of dollars , BO mo of
which ho was successful in carry
ing out , gaining the car
and laver of veteran finan
ciers to whom any question as to his
moans and ability to carry through his
vast plans seems never to have occurred.
Attracted by the largo promises of gain
which it is to bo presumed the " .young
Napoleon of finance" hold out to thorn ,
they had no thought for the character
of the individual who was playing the
big games , the means at his command ,
or the methods ho would employ. That
such was the fact is most significant of
the character of that mighty arena of
speculation , Wall street , and sug-
geativo of how little the men
generally who operate there arc
entitled to the public confidence , It
suggests how little carojul and conservative
vative business methods and principles
hayo to do with the operations of that
center of speculative activity , and it
teaches how dangerous it would bo to
submit the shaping and direction of the
financial policy of the nation to such a
class of financiers. Certainly the
methods nnd the ethics of Wall street
are in need of thorough revision.
The developments thus far in the
trial of Ivos show him to bo ono ot the
boldest nnd most aggressive rascals this
or any other country has produced , and
there is doubtless still a great deal to
bo disclosed. Ho stopped at no rascal
ity that seemed nauOidary to the con
summation of his plans , and though it
can not bo dnniod that ho exhibited
seine shrewdness nnd ingenuity , what
success ho had was duo moro to the
boldness of his play than to any excep
tional or remarkable smartness. It is
safe to say that in no other country ,
and nowhere in this country except
Wall street , could Ivos have carried on
the operations for which ho is being
According to Senator Fnrwell , of the
sonata committee investigating the
dressed beef question , tlm chief , if not
the only cause of the depression in the
cattle trade is overproduction. In order
to roach this conclusion it is necessary
to ignore a great deal of testimony pre
senting other reasons for the doprcb-
ulon. Nevertheless , it id n fact that the
production of cattle has boon steadily
increasing , carefully prepared sta
tistics by the bureau of animal in
dustry showing the growth of the
supply of cattle between 1S50 nnd 1880
placing the number of cattle in the for
mer year at something over seventeen
million nnd in the latter year at nearly
forty-nine million. It is to bo remarked ,
however , that the number ot cattle per
thousand of population was loss last year
than In some former years , for example
in 1SGO and in 1885 , while the moan
price was considerably lower lost year
than in 1855 nnd has been still farther
reduced this year.
In considering this question of
overproduction , however , there are
other things to ho taken into ac
count besides that of the number ot
cat tie nnd the proportion to population.
There has boon n great change within
the last twenty years in the character
of steers sontto market. Now and bettor
blood has been infused into the old
stock , and the result is that steers nro
marketed younger , weigh moro , and
yield n larger proportion of carcass than
formerly. The hoof supply obtained
from a given number of cattle is for
this reason considerably larger thnn it
was n few years ago. The incronsed
number of cnttlo per ono thou
sand of population docs not ,
therefore , represent the whole increase
in the bcof supply which has taken
place since 1870. There is , in addition ,
an increase resulting from early ma
turity , size and quality , which can only
bo estimated with great dllllcullty and
uncertainty. Another thing is the in-
fluoneo exerted upon the doraand for
beet by the quantity and price ot pork
products. When the production of
pork is abundant and the price low
there will bo loss beef consumed thnn
when those conditions are reversed.
Taking these things Into ac
count they glvo some support
to the theory of overpro
duction of cattlo. In n report just is
sued from the bureau of animal indus
try the opinion is expressed thnt the
orico of steers for several years in the
future will depend moro upon the price
of hogs , upon the value of the exports
of cattle and beef products , nnd upon
the proportion of steers marketed , thnn
upon any changes likely to occur in the
number of cattle per ono thousand of
population which exist in the country.
As to the cost of beef to con
sumers , which has kept up not
withstanding the decline in the
price of cattle , the explanation offered
by Senator Farrell is not wholly satis
factory. It might bo if the maintained
co t applied only to the choice cuts , but
such is not the case. The cattle raisers
are not making any money in the busi
ness and the consumers got no benefit
from the reduced price of cattlo. The
inevitable conclusion must bo that it is
the dressed beef men who are getting
all the profits out of the business.
In a recent issue the San Francisco
Chronicle devotes over twenty columns
loan exhaustive article on irrigation ,
and it claims that it has boon clearly
demonstrated that it is entirely practi
cable for the government to render
millions of acres of land susceptible of
cultivation which are now barren
wastes. The senatorial committee ap
pointed during the last session of con
gress has , during the greater part of
the summer just past , visited Colorado ,
Montana , California and olbcwhero In
the west , and has endeavored to obtain
all the facts possible bearing on this
subject. Its report will be submitted to
the Fifty-first congress for legislation.
This will bo the preliminary stop
towards forming an enactment creat
ing a national system of irrigation.
Public lands are becoming scarce ,
as the recent wild rush to
Oklahoma , and the eagerness displayed
for an opening up of the Sioux lands ,
If the great areas of present arid
lands can bo reclaimed by g'ovornmont
assistance it might bo a good plan to
follow. Private enterprise has already
done a good deal in this direction in
Arizona , Now Mexico , Idaho , Utah ,
Wyoming and Colorado , but private
moans are inadequate to a full per
formance of the work. The largest at
tempt by private capital to redeem noor
lands was made the other day In Utah ,
when a company with four million dollars
lars capital commenced work to re
claim , through the means of irrigating
ditches , some half a million acres of
hind. If it shall bo found that practical
legislation can bo applied to this sub
ject of the reclamation of present una
vailable lands , the Increased valuations
and rapid settlements which such an
expenditure would bring would moro
than repay the government for any
prompt and intelligent action in the
case that it may fool disposed to take.
A CHIKAT deal has been said lately
about the embarrassed financial condi
tion of the Johns Hopkins university of
Baltimore , and the probability of its
early close. While the school has suf
fered considerable loss through the
shrinkage of Baltimore & Ohio railroad
stock , its finances are in hotter shape
than these alarmists would indicate. The
president , Mr. Oilman , is authority for
the statement that the university has at
present sufficient money to moot all re
quirements for the next tliroo years at
least , and moans will undoubtedly bo
provided to allow the Bchool to pursue
the broad and generous plan adopted by-
its manngomont for the education of
American young men. Baltimore men
will certainly have pride enough in
the institution to BOO that it does not
sutler for want of funds.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY has suggested
that it would bo proper while cele
brating Columbus' discovery of Amer
ica to bring in Queen Isabella , of
Spain , for a lit.tlo glory. As the queen
furnished Columbus the money to take
his voyngo of discovery , it would seem
highly proper thnt Miss Anthony's
suggestion bo acted upon. She ud-
vibofe that a permanent building , to bo
known UK the Isabella temple , bp in ado
a part of the exhibition , Such a
building would provo of great interest ,
particularly to the laUlos , and it
should bo duly considered anu acted
SKVKUAI , Now York gentlemen have
bought up a largo number of cemetery
lots and are holding thorn in numbers
from three hundred to four thousand ,
As the lots are bought at thirty dollars
and nro sold for throe hundred
dollars , the profit is consider
able. Now Yorkers would specu
late in anything tills sldo of the grave ,
nnd now they nro oven approaching
man's las fr'rffltlng plaCe , BO engor do
they sooni for wealth. They must bo
convulsed with a ghoulish glee every
tiino they raako , n sale.
IT wns proposed at the constitutional
convention nt Cheyenne thnt the salary
of the govor'noY of the now state shall
bo flxod at two.thousand. dollars , which
would bo llx.ohundrod dollars less than
the governor , of Nebraska receives.
Such n nigg dly salary would not com
mand the ' 8.orvlcos of a geol man , un
less ho nspiroilto _ the place simply for
the glory of it. Wyoming should not
ndopt such n spirit of parsimony at the
threshold of its statohood.
MONTANA will bo iho first state to try
the Australian system of voting , As
everyone knows , this menus the voting
of each individual , without * the assist
ance of ward workers in n private room
sot apart for the purpose. Each man
enters alone , deposits his vote and
leaves. The first election under this
law occurs next month , and the result
will provo of interest to politicians nil
over the country.
Omnlin'fl HuliiDrlous Atmosphere ,
A notable Hum comes from Omaha "Ornvo
diggers are cutting rates. " This Is an Indica
tion that their business Is dull , and Omaha is
to bo congratulated ,
A Display to Do Proud Of.
The display at the Coliseum in Omaha was
certainly n worthy exhibit nnd rcllocts credit
upon the business men of Omntm. The dis
play compares favorably with the Chicago
A Tedious Wennliic Process.
People living m the western portions of
Kansas and Nebraska should bo attracted to
Denver as often as possible. In this respect
the management of vho flromon's tournament
sot a good oxamplo. The country hi point is
part nnd parcel of Denver's trade territory ,
ana should bo weaned from Kansas City nnd
Omaha in spite of the long haul railroad
Wcsturn Soclnl Fncl.
J1fiiiMiis ( ] ) ) ! Jotinml.
Sppaldtn ; of the Vnndcrbllt barn party for
the Now York " 400 , " the "bung lung" of
Omaha are having fun with themselves nt
swimming parties , while nt Kansas City the
onion party Is nil the rago. At an onion
party n mdv bitoa into an onion and ono gen-
tleinan selected by lot must find out which
lady assaulted the onion. The gauio is said
to bo very popular.
A fjltcrary Thief.
JVfio 1'ort Star.
The Omaha Sunday World-Herald Is nn
unconscionable Htorary thief. Last Sun
day it atolo from the Sunday Star of the
week previous live special articles , making
seven and a half columns , and even had the
audacity to print vile reproductions of the
illustrations accompanying the articles.
While this rascal Is complimentary in his
purloining , wo wquld prefer to see him hon
est in his credits to the Star.
Ch nuncoy M , Depow has como back from
Europe full of the notion thnt the world's '
fair of 1S93 will bo the greatest show on
Mr. James Good , who built the first loco
motive constructed in Canada , died at To
ronto last Thursday.
Colonpl Jainei Hold , who served as a lieu
tenant in the Seventy-eighth Highlanders at
Waterloo , but has lived in Canada for the
last seventy years , has gene to Scotland to
visit the scones of his boyhood. Ho is nmty-
six years old.
James Morgan , the oighty-yoar-old Indl-
anlan who announced that ho would pay
$5,000 for a wife , has been overwhelmed
with answers to his advertisement.
Mr. Leon Abbott , having been nominated
for governor by the democrats of Now Jersey -
soy , is vain enough to think thnt ho has
taken a long strldo In the direction of a
Congressman Handall has boon confined to
hli room most of the time for several weeks
by an attack of rheumatic gout in the loft
arm and shoulder , but his general health has
Judge Anderson , of Utah , refused to natur
alize a man who openly and boldly told him
that ho should violate the laws regarding
polygamy on every possible occasion.
The oldest ofllcer in the United States
army in ngo and by entry into service Is
Second Lieutenant Michael Moore , of iho
retired list. Ho was born in South Urooklyn
in 170(5 ( and enlisted at Governor's Island m
April , 1813.
Sneaking of London , Cardinal Manning
says thnt not one-third of the population
could bo accommodated in the churches if all
were crowded , nnd argues that at least two-
thirds of the population never go where they
hear the name of God reverently spokon.
Karl Falkonstein is the name of the invou-
tor of smokeless powdor. Three years ago
ho was an unknown chomlst in Vienna. Ho
offered his invention to the Austrian war
otllco , but no Investigation of his device was
mndo. Discouraged by this refusal ho went
to Berlin and had an interview with the emperor -
poror and Count Wuldersoo. His invention
wns thoroughly tnsted by experts , and the
smokeless powder was pronounced a success.
He sold his rights to the Gorman government
for a largo sum , and Is now living in luxury.
Editor Amos J , CummiUKs is to lecture In
Cincinnati , Indianapolis and St. Louis for
the bonolit of New York's Grcoloy statue
fund , and E. 1' . Wuston is making a padcs-
trhtn tour nnd tnUbig up collections for the
projected memorial arch. Now YorK is going
to have ' -thorn monuments" if she lias to
bankrupt ovor.v other city In the country.
Secretary Rutlc was In St. Paul the other
day and the democratic Glebe mild of him ;
' President Harrison tnudo no mistake when
1m put Uncle Jprry At the head of this de
partment. There ] s no jingoism about him ,
but ho has executive ability ana the genuine
western goaho.idatWencas , and is honest and
will attend to Ills work of assorting garden
seeds without meddling or interfering with
ether people's affairs , "
STATI4. A N I ) T13 It 11ITO It V.
Herman Is short on school room.
Tlfero are ' . > C4 pupils in the Hrokon Bow
The Modern Woodmen camp at Wood
Uiver is ono your old ,
The croauiery at Wuhoo has been leased to
Harding Hros. , of Wisnor.
Noblo's opera house at York Is to bo remodeled -
modeled and lilted up In first-class stylo.
The Greoloy county republican convention
will bo held at Grfioloy Center September 23.
Strickland G. A. H , post , of Hastings , proposes -
poses to erect a monument U the late James
Charles H. Shaffer , editor of Iho Plntto
Hlvur'Hung , published at Frumoiit , wjs
lined fM and costs for printing obscene
Over two thousand acres of laud have re
cently been taken In the fertile vallevs south
of Soncca , Thomas county , und outliers are
coming in continually.
A Grand Island street car was struck oy
nn engine nt n railroad crossing nnd wrecKed ,
but the ontv passenger , Mrs. Nathnn Plntto
escaped without Injury.
C. C. Dennoy , of Hormrxn , Hurt county ,
hns raised fomo mammoth corn on hii farm
this fto.ison , Two earn now m possession of
TIIR Hr.r. contain 3(5SO ( kernels.
Elton J" . Ltnlri ) , n resident of Hayes county ,
hns become Insane nnd Imagines thnt ho hns
boon appointed Lilrd's successor In congress.
Ho tins boon sent to the asylum ,
The strain syrup works at Pnlrflold nro
turning 100 pillions of nyrup per hour ,
twenty-five mon being employed In the mill
mul ton mon nnd teams bolng kept busy haul *
Ing eanc ,
The Nlobrnrn Pioneer siys thnt n drove of
700 cnttlo wasted through Nlobrara on its
wny to the Upper Brulo agency , ns ono of
the many donation * of our generous govern
ment to the rod man.
Gates college nt Nollgh hns changed Us
weekly holldny from Saturday to Monday In
order to allow the tonchors In the surround
ing country nn opportunity to see the work
ings of the institution on Saturdays.
The Gothenburg Independent , says tlio low
wnlor in the Platlo has driven Iho nsh- Into
the deepest holes of the water nt different
points , and many havn boon caught with pilch
forks and other amiplo implements.
John Domioky , n Howard county farm
hand , bail his nrm caught In the cylinder of
n threshing mnehlno , so badly mangling the
limb that amputation was necossnry. This is
the thlra accident of the kind in thnt
A Butler county farmer named Conilal ,
living cnst of David Cltv , committed suicldo
by cutting open the arteries of both arms
with n razor. His bod.v wns found by the
roadside twenty-four hours nftor the deed
A box car on the Unlo n Pnclflo containing
nn imnortcct horse in chnrgo of Its owner ,
Mr. Mnckny , of St. Louis , caught lire near
Genoa nnd wns onllroly consumed. Mr.
Mnckay was bndlv burned before ho could
brenk out of the car.
Females at Cherokee nro organizing n
Frost destroyed $300 worth of melons in a
patch nt Sheldon.
The flux yield will bo fnr above the nvor-
ago In Kossuth county.
O'Brion oounty ngriculturlsts will put n
fnrmors1 ticket In the llolil this fall.
Many farmers In the eastern part of the
stulo have commenced fall plowing.
Eighly-six carloads of melons have been
shipped from Muscatlno Island so fnr tins
A little daughter of D. A. Purcelt , of
Biglor's Grove , fell inlo a tub of hot w.ilor
nnd was scalded lo death.
A nine-year-old son ot John James , living
near Peterson , was instantly killed by n
plank falling from n threshing mnenlno.
Some thlof stele 1,000 foot of the tnlophono
wire connecting Saubarn and Primghar ono
day last WCOK , and the people of these
towns hud n hollo' a time talking to ono an
Hancock county is overrun with tramps
who are nccused of being the authors of nu
merous llrcs which have occurred thcro re
cently. The farmers propose to make it
warm for the nomads In the future.
Twenty thousand dollars worth of town
lots were sold last week in Clny Center. It
is the now town In Sioux counly on Iho line
of the Sioux City & NortliWiutorn railway ,
and verv near the ccnlorof iho county.
Mrs. fiandlcman , of Cnrhslo , In the shades
of evening , stooped to pick up what she
thought to bo n ribbon on her Kitchen floor.
The object turned out to bo u frisky four-
year-olu rattlesnake , which the liidv suc-
ueodcd in killing.
The Iowa Fulls Citizen says that whlla H.
L. Hopkins was out on horseback nun ting
colts , ho came upon u large wolf and KIWO it
chase. Ho drove it under n Binull biidgo
near his homo , want to the house , got his re
volver , went back and shot the wolf. This
makes the sixth wolf for II. L. in two
While n Hubbard business man was at
tending the state fair lust weolr , his wife
packed up ull the household goods , cmploved
two teams , ran her husband's credit to'the
tune of SliOO , and moved to Wew Providence ,
whore she went into business on her own
IIOOK. Cruelti on the part of her "lord of
creation" is the alleged cause of her own de
'Iho ' 'Jwo Dnkotus.
Hughes county has bought n $1,400 Door
Work has commenced on the new B aptlst
church at Vermillion.
Three now iron bridges will be built in
Clay county this fall.
It Is said that Lawrence county has 2,000
more men vhan women.
Many hors'os are dying In the vicinity of
Blunt of a mysterious disease.
The report that cattle are dying of black
leg in Campbell county is denied.
Black caps threaten Mrs. Mary Scott , of
Bismarck , is she doesn't stop circulating
slanderous tales abont her neighbors.
tjDonation parties Jmcati something at OH-
vott. Hov. N. a' Baldwin received three
milch cows from his parishoners recently.
TheiMilbank Review says Sam Small is
too fresh in his language , uud that if ono of
their own citizens should indulge in the
slung used by Sam ho would bo in danger of
being rode out of town on a fence rail )
According lo Iho report of Audilor M9
Miinima , the direct tax to the torntory on
the nssessed valuation will yield a revenue
of SI'JJ,5'J0.03 , exclusive of the revenue from
the gross earnings tax on railway and other
The code of Dakota provides that any per
son who will maintain a watering trough
bcsido the highway so it can bo usea by the
boasts and traveling public , shall ba entitled
to > a year rebate on road tax , and $3 more
for adding n bucket und cup for Iho use of
Tlio Redfield Journal says lhat James L.
Davis , the young man who won the \Vost
Point cndotshlp nt the recant examination nt
Hedllold , is reported to have boon rejected nt
the examination ut West Point on the lie-
count of a defeotivo oyo. John McArthur ,
of Aberdofiii , stood second and will probably
bo nominated by Delegate Matthews to Ull
Jacob Fnssold , who hns recently gained
considerable unenviable notoriety nt Deadwood -
wood , has telegraphed THIS BUG us follows :
"Articles appearing in your paper state
tilings that nro not true regarding Jack Fas-
sold. I am not married nnd never have been ,
nnd I want thosu publications slopped. " All
right , Jack. A man could bo accused of
worse things than being married.
Mrs C.V. . Woodward , of Nebraska , or-
gankor for the national W. C. T. IT. , loo-
turod it Wntortown on constitutional prohi
bition before a largo audience nnd was
vigorously applauded. Mrs , Woodward is
making } a successful campaign under iho
auspices of Iho W. C. T. U. of Uakoln , hav
ing visited Woonsoekot , Orient , Gettysburg ,
Frankfort and other places.
AVIno Worth Irs Woiclit in Gold.
The best ' 'recovery" that I overheard
heard of was that of'tho famous pipe of
Madeira , of which Iho remnant
amounting to forty-four bottles was
bold in 1838 at the duchess of Ragusa's
sale to the late Baron James Rothchild
literally nnd truly for its weight in gold ,
says London Truth. This "pine" was
on board an Hast Indiainan which was
wrecked elf Flushing in 1778 , and it lay
at the bottom of the sea until 1811 , when
it was fished up , and Louis XV1IL pur
chased the whole of it except six do/.on
bottloa , which tlio French consul at An
twerp managed to detain , and ho bold
all ho got to the duke of liagusa.
Old Ooiiinnolie iliri Only Survivor.
The old liorso Coiimiicho , the only
survivor of the famous Castor mussucro ,
is still hundsomoly cared for at the gov
ernment's oxpoiibo. By special order of
the military authorities Comanche is
provided with u comfortable stall titled
up especially for him out in Dakota. No
ono is narmutod to ride him , and ho IB
not allowed to do any work whatever.
Riddled with bullets and acarrod by
saber wounds , ins body apouks elo
quently of the perilouri duty ho has per
formed in his twonty-two yours of ser
vice under the government ,
CtiEliman's Mcntho inhaler cures uatairh ,
headache , neuralgia , utthuia , hay fevur.
Trial free at your drugfilst. Prteo 50 centa.
MARSHAL CARDER'S MISTAKES
Ho Must Explain Satlsfnotorlly or
Do the Tanner Aot ,
NOVEL INDIAN ENTERTAINMENT.
The United States vs tlio Western
Union Tclonrnph nnrt Union ln-
olflo Knlhvny Companies
BDREAti orTnaOuuu lies. )
1020 P STIIRKT , t
LINCOLN. Sept , 15. |
Marshal Cnrdcr Is charged with high
crimes nnd misdemeanors , nnd us the word
goes to-day ho must nnswcr at the bar of
public opinion If no other. Ono day during
tlio fair M. J. Kntna , n street fnklr , was engaged -
gaged in soiling his \vnre < in front of the Ivy
Loaf saloon. In the midsl of ono of his
harangues n policeman approached htm ,
called for his license , nnd on being Informed
that ho had none was ordered to stop or
suffer arrest for soiling his poods In doiiunco
of the city laws. Ho aid so. This wus on
Tuesday or Wednesday of last wooit. Some
thing like nn hour after receiving the polico-
man's orders ICrans commenced to sell Ills
goods again nnd ngaln wns asked for Ills
license. This tltno ho produced a- paper
which read as follows ;
"M. J. ICrans has permission to stand near
the Ivy Leaf s.iloon and roll sraall Bcnrf pins ,
\V. W. CAtinnn , City Marshal.1' '
The ordinance laws of tlio city provide
thnt vendors" wares on the streets , or
from house to house , before commencing to
soil goods , shall llrst secure a license from
the city clerk nnd pny the sum of $4 there-
for , and the records show that ho did noth
ing of the kind. Hut ho sold gootin Just the
same. This leads the public to nsk the por-
tlnont question , what was the consideration
nnd who received It ? It is needless to state
that it Is answered In n thousand different
But this is not the only thing thut the head
of the police department Is called to nnxwor
for. On the day before the industrial parndo
Inst week , it Is learned that Murihnl Carder
visited the houses of prostitution
of iho city on a bogging ex
pedition. Ho sought funds to help
defray the expenses of the parade nnd the
fireworks' display. He was necompaniol by
one of Lincoln's prominent citizens. In his
round-up ho took In n place at the corner of
Eighth and N streets. Mr. Cm-dor suavely
stated his errand and the maduino put up 5 ,
but she declined to double the donation at
his urgent solicitation. It appears , too , that
* the donation she made secured her the premise
iso of protection for the rest of the month.
She had paid her regular line n short time
before she made her liroworks donation nnd
received n promise of protection during the
rest of the weolc. Hut the night afterward
her resort was raided. It is stated that the
visitors , twenty-llvo in number , were nor-
milted tn cscapo before the girls
were gnthcred into the fold. The vigi
lant marshal evidently did not wish to
nrruSt nuy of the prominent boys who might
have been there , nnd they were permitted to
mnko good their osi-npo. In this he was mer
ciful , but not so with the , fallen girls. They
must BiilT'er , but their companions in sin
were permitted to go scot fice. The madam
declined to yield to the demands ot Marshal
Carder for her fine until the proper tlme.und
she told him thnt she did not propose to bo
bulldozed in that wn\f , and reminded him of
his promise of protection given n day or two
boforo. Hut the marshal insisted nnd the
madam was obdurate , and the result is tli.it
she made an nflldavlt setting forth tlio facts
stated nnd lllcd it with Mayor Uraham. This
led to war between the uiuyor und marshal ,
and it is roliablv stated that they nro having
a warm time of it. It is understood , also ,
that olllcial action will bo assorted and that
Carder will have to go or clear his skirts of
Tim Indian Fcnit.
A rather novel entertainment took place
tills afternoon on Historical square at ivhicli
the Indians , who had been in the eity Homo
time , hrol < o their seven days' fast. The people
ple of the city were quito generally invited ,
and many accepted the invitation. There
were sis Onmhas , three Usages , three Sioux ,
and the noted Pottnwntamio doctor , David
Tall Chief , took part in the feast , ns well as
a numoer of squaws and papooses.
The meat was prepared , cooked nnd served
in the regular Indian style , oven to the
decorations on the table. Many visitors sut
down nnd dined with the chiels.
No admission fee was charged and no hat
was passed around , but n fine looking squaw ,
lustily dressed , stood nt the door with a
basket in her band , in which sucn donations
were dropped as the generous visitors chose
The feast began nt half past 3.
Important Litigation ,
Hon. J. L. Caldwcll , of Lincoln , appointed
by the government to assist in the prosecu
tion of the case of the United Stales vs the
Western Union Tale-graph and Union Pncilic
Hallway companies , will ( lie his bill in equity
in the United States circuit court , district of
Nebraska , to-uiorrow. In pursuance to the
provisions of the act of congress approved
August 7 , 1SSH , the object und prayer of the
bill is to procure the cancellation of the con
tract of 1SS1 and nil other llko contracts ex
isting between the Union Pueilh ; railway
company nnd the Western Union telegraph
company nnd to compel the Union PaciHc
railway company to maintain and operate by
its own servants and .iisuutb , a line of tele
graph along its rlglit-of way , nnd to alTord to
all persons and corporations equal facilities
to connect with its lines und do business
over them and make Just nnd equitable
charges therefor : also , to linully ilotorraino
nnd udjuticato thu rights of the defendants
under said contracts. Hy the act of 1SD.3 ,
under which the Union Pacific railway com
pany wns orcani/.ed. it agreed to maintain n
line of railway and telegraph for the use
of the government nnd the public , und to bo
subject to the control of congress in the con
duct of its affairs ; that in consideration of
its agreement the government granted aid
in lands und loans of credit , rights of-wuy
und materials * for its construction from the
public domain : that in violation of its agree
ments nnd duties it granted to the Western
Union Telegraph company the exclusive
right to control the commercial or paid tele
graph business ovur the lines ulonirits right-
of-way , thereby giving that company n
monopoly anrt depriving the government and
tun pcoplo of the use of their linu.s and the
bonelits of competition in violation of the
provisions of the net of its organization , and
tu'ainst the Injunctions mul prohibitions of
the act of 183 * . The case is nn important
piece of litigation , and will doubtless attract
wide attention before its closo. Mr. Caldwell -
well sav.s thu case will take Its course under
the rules of practice for the forming of
ISSUCH , but that il may como up for hearing
ut any sitting of the circuit court.
< : ity N > 9\VH ninl
Every Sunday morning tlio announcement
is iniiuo that something is going to bo done to
reclaim the old F street water plant. To-day
was not nn exception. On the authority of
A. J , [ Sawyer , it m Hnld that work will com-
inimuo to-morrow with that end In vnnv.
The horse stolen some days ugo from
Farmer d. A. Southwell , wus brought to
thu city yesterday evening and turned over
to Ofllcor Pound. Tlio man who biought It
in did not give hi niiino , but said that ho
found it with saddle nnd bncllo on tied in thu
woods at Gurllold park.
Herman Waltornndo loft yesterday even
ing for Chicago , to uttond u convention of
Contractors are proverbially slow with
their work , nnd county onlcinla say that W.
II. H. Stout is no exception to the rule. They
'beirln to fear that Iho now court liouso will
not bo ready by thu time to open the Novem
ber term of court.
A reunion of the Marsh family was hold in
this cltv ono day last week It was the llrst
In twelve years. The following mcmbors
were prosunt : Kev. J. Marsh und wife , the
grandparents ; W. I > . Marsh and wife , Gib
bon ; H. W. Marsh , Arupahoo ; It L. Marsh
and wife , Tekanmh ; W , J , Marsh und wife ,
Lincoln , L. J. Marsh , Lincoln ; nineteen in
Hx'Kepresentativo Franco , of Tobias.
Sullno county , was in the city , o-doy and
paid THE HKI ; otllco a pleasant visit , no
tmid Uiat excitement is running very high In
his neighborhood ever thu usuuult on Mrs.
Caldwell. Thu ussuilunt is known , and if
caught ho will ba roughly bundled. Ho was
n young fallow who ha boon loafing nroiind
that vicinity protondlno to loll fortunes , but
whoso real occupation woa thnt of n Rambler
nnd blackleg. Ho struct his viotim with n
Bundling when about sixty roils from lior
homo , and literally tore her clothing from
Mr. Josonh Wlltmann and family returned
the cthor dny from n fifteen months1 visit In
Europe. Mr. Witlmnnn la ono of tlio slot-
v.-art citizens of Lincoln and bis- return was
The stnto university opens tlio IStli nnd
tlio city Is rapidly lining up with students.
The meeting of the city council Aiondny
evening promises to bo n drnwins ; card , n4
the resignation of the city engineer mul the
Sunday ordinance will bo discussed nt some
The regular Sunday services wororo.sinnea
to-day nt the pro-cnthcdrnl. The Kov. "
Kathcr Wnlsh said high mas * nt U o'clock ,
when the choir , under tlm direction of Kov.
Fntnor lllvluro , rendered Peter's celebrated
nmss In U. Prof. Olbenull presided nt the
oriran. The sermon nt the mass was by
Father Hlvloro. At the ovonlnp sorvlco the
Kev. Tathor ISdw.ird McCartney delivered n
lecture on "Tho Sacraments of the Christian
Church. " This is the lirst of n series of
lectures to bo delivered avarv Sunday avan-
InR. The public generally nro Invited to nt-
The regular meeting of the Urotlicrhood of
Locomotive Firemen wna hold to-day.
Governor Thayer nnd wife returned homo
George Mnyorll has gene off on n business
visit and U Is rumored lhat ho will not re
turn. Councilman Halter hns titkcn pos
session of his effects ut the Depot hotel ,
NO KISSING TIU21U2.
An Knsy Discovery Wliloli tlio Tnpn-
HCHO Str.tiiKoly F.illoit to Mnlcr.
Young fjirls nro ns nnturo mndo them ,
nnd very sweet they are , too , in their
quaint dresbos , showing tlio plump
chest and rounded nrins , says u Tokio
special to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Ijn lo3 could ho written about their
charms. What dear , dainty little dolls
they nro ! Such white tooth , rosy HIM
untl coy Biuilosl Who shall describe
them ? nnd what next ? A kiss , porlmpsY
Not ever here. Oh , never ! They never
do. They don't know how , actually
don't know how , nnd oven peasant girls
are closely guarded.
Fancy a young man in cotton kiino.no
nnd wooden cloga stealing n clmnco'to
walk with hia beat girl under the
blooming cherry trees , explaining the
constellations anil quoting bontiinuntal
poetry ; tolling her that ho uhung upon
her eyelids ; " that "her voice waa llko
a temple gong : " in fnut , that ho loved
but her tvlono , nnd then making her
several formal bows at the door of her
father's straw-thatched hut us they
parted in the moonlight. Can any
American lover stretch his imagination
enough to buliovo in a sweetheart not
kissing those pretty lipa , puiut nnd all ,
by n sort of "natural boloetion. "
'Tis n melancholy fact , but the Jnp-
auoso has no such impulse. No lover
courts his mistress with "swi-olo-st per
suasive kisses. " No mother kisses hoi'
baby ns hlio cuddles it against lior
bosom. The parting husband proves
the hand of his wife and bonds his fore
head to the mats in sail fnrawoll. Our
salutations run through the crescendo
of how , handshake , kiss nnd kiss. I
can't explain the difference in grade
between the last two , but everybody
knows , lint in Japan ilio expression of
regard is regulated by the number and
length of the wihiaiin.
A friend who constantly travels about
the country told mo of n iittlo illustra
tion in point. Ho had been on the road
for six weeks , having with himti native
merchant , who was interested in his bus
iness. On their roUrn to Tokio ho ac
companied the broker to his homo , u
permit tor the night's visit having boon
obtained from the local inspector of po
The wife met her husband and his
friend nt the door and ushered them in.
Together they .assisted their guest to
remove his coat. The wife next took
from her lord his wadded kimono nnd
other wraps and folded them away.
Then , and nut until then , did they
kneel upon the mats and bow long and
low to each other. "You have boon
many weeks away from us , " said the
wife in u sweet , affectionate volco. "Wo
have waited for yon with impatience.
I hope that yon are well , dear Innosj-
kosknn. " And ho thanked her and
said ho was
My friend had been curious to know
whether these formalities which ho had
always witnessed between acquaint
ances would bo repeated between the
devoted couple , who would not feel re
strained before an old friend.
I retold the tale to a select audience ,
nnd added my opinion that tlio mission
aries might give the belated .Tups some
pointers ovi earthly bliss when instruc
tion on the heavenly joys of the other
lifo had vacation.Vhv not got up
classes to teach the art of kissing , with
botno good old gray-headed elders for
instructors ? Tiiat would bu quite harm
less and proper. Tlio girls could learn
if they began quite ainal 1.
A Delaware Woman IIa * u Hnnlcc Cull
Iisi'lf Around Her Noulc.
Mrs. Stetson nnd daughter , of Unioii
township , were hurrying in the vicinity (
of Harbor bridge , SIIVH a Nowcnstlo
( Del. ) letter to the Philadelphia in
quirer , when they had a lively encoun
ter with a biinko. Mrs. Wtotson was
milking her way through a thicket of
small trees and buslios , her daughter
following at a distance of liftoon or
twenty yards. Suddenly a long snake of
a gro'onlsh-brown color swung from a
small tree at Mrs. Stetson's side , and ,
quick asailash , began coiling itself
around her nock and shoulders.
Almost paralyzed with fright , the
woman blood rooted to the ground for
almost a minute. Then recovorlcg 'jor
senses she screamed loudly for help.
Miss Slotson rushed forward to ascer
tain the cause of the outcry. She was
horrified upon reaching the spot to see
her mother in the coils of the reptile.
Tlio poor woman had succeeded in get
ting her hands around its slimy body
about six inches from the bond , lior
hold was a lirni ono. but it required all
her strength to keen the fiiiako from
getting its head close enough to do in
jury with its fangs , which it kept
tlirusting at her face.
All this time it kept tightening.iU
grip around her neck , and hoan her
face began to assume a purplish line ,
while her tongue , Hwollnn to twice its
natural alzo , hung from her mouth , untl
her eyob bulged almost from their .
Miss Stetson is aool and nervy
young lady , and grasping a stick she
struck the snnko a toiling bow ! on the
head. This ciuifcod it to loison its coil ,
but not before the woman had fainted
lior daughter then nltunptcil to pull
thoeorpontawav.uut found her mother's
lingers deeply imbedded in its Hush ,
and all olTorts to got them locwo failed.
The young woman then proceeded to
carry and to drag by turns her now un
conscious parent to a stream of water
about llfty vards from the placo. A
liberal application of the cool liquid
brought her baok to consoiousnoss.
She still grasped the srinko in her
hands , and it required no small olfort ,
accompanied by pain , for her to
Htrnlghton her lingers aullloiontly to
allow the snake to drop.
She was then as-tlbtuil to a farm house
half a mile distant , whoru she was
Kindly cared for , after which she wusi
convoyed to tier homo in a carriage ,
The shook was too much for her , and
MM. Stetson is now lying at her homu
in a critical condition ,
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