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    4 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : 8ATUBDAY , MARCH 22. 1890.
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OMAHA'S public bulldlnp is an Invis
ible monument to local ivvarico nnd
Dl'OtCilbC.
Tin : poultice of Mudd applied by con
gress to L5oss Gorman's hond will rcduco
if not entirely banish tlio swelling.
Tin : construction ol the new viaduct
and depot means the rcijenoratlon of
Tenth street as well as lower Fai-iinn
for business purposes.
lr Tin : temper of'tbo senate is right
ly judged , the Union Pacific will bo
glvon the option of paying its debts 01-
goinp into bankruptcy.
Tin : activity displayed in pushhrptho
work on the now city hall insures the
completion of tlio much needed struc
ture .11 the earliest possible moment.
IT IS ns dlllicult to lind afeoniblance of
life in Omaha's now postolllco .is to dis
cover an able bodied man in South
Oinnlm who is not a candidate for of
fice.
fice.Tin
Tin : sugar trust monster , nltbo ugh
its bend lias boon brulsud , shows suf
ficient vitality to declare a dividend of
two and one-half per cent on fifty mil
lions.
Tin : anxiety of congress to learn the
whereabouts of Silcott is temporarily
forgotten in tbo search for a roprc.-iont-
ativo unanimously in fuvor of the now
tarilV bill.
Tinui : : is every prospoot that the bill
prohibiting speculation in food products
will puss congtoss. If the penalties are
vigorously enforced , a sharp advance in
jail population is assured.
Till- : street sweeping pangs have at
tacked the .streets. Now let the board
of health assault the alloys and a per
ceptible improvement of the public
health will reward their labors.
IT is cheering to learn from an official
source that the unno.xaiion movement ,
is not dead. It is evident , however ,
that the corpse of the committuo having
the matter in charge is a fit subject for
burial.
Tin : prophets of evil must revise
their predictions. Five days imvo
passed binco Ulsmnrck retired from the
nursery of European peace , but no seri
ous sqimll has yet disturbed the slum-
bora of the family.
Now that every statesman and diplo
mat on the continent from Alpha , to
Omega baa expressed hit ) opinion re
garding the resignation of Ulsmarck ,
perhaps the ox-chancellor himself may
linvt , a word to say on that subject.
sut last holds out the pros
pect of oxtundtug her right hand to
Canada in an endeavor to establish u
commercial union Hatiafactory tO' both
the United States and that country. It
remains to bo soon how the prolTor will
bo mot.
IT is worthy of note tlmt the demo
cratic pret > s of Kansas Is practically a unit
in favor of government cheap money.
The publication of domocratlo papers In
the banner republican Btato Is uuroly
worthy of a. government loan and pub
lic sympathy.
Tin : decisive defeat of Illalr'a educa
tional bill is the most creditable act
performed by the senate thU session.
. In giving thanks for the suppression of
this mtisanco the author should not bo
forgotten. No man in the upper house
labored as zealously to talk the mcaburo
to death. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Tin : enthusiasm of President Adams
for u lUly per cent cut In rates booms to
Imvo been shelved in the cor | > onUlon
Ice box. The generosity of tlio Union
Pacific la boundless , provided connect
ing HIIOB boar the cost. As the latter
Imvo unanimously voted against paying
rnoro than their share of cut rates ,
UoroUno immediate- danger that the
T'nloti P'lolflo will put ill practice what
H preaches.
OP uKxnnAt , cnooK.
In the death of Major General George
Crook the country has lost an able sol
dier and a patriotic cltl/on. The mili
tary hfetoryof the United States Is po-
onlinrly rich In great name1 * . The list
of distinguished heroes mjn not only
of great callanlry. but of splendid
ability Is hardly exceeded by that of
any ovhor nation. It Is a magnificent
galaxy of soldiers the republic can pre
sent to challenge comparison with the
greatest of any other land , and
among them the nnmo of General Crook
must occupy u conspicuous place.
We have sketched clowboro the rec
ord of his useful life , which for nearly
forty years had been one of con
stant , activity , much of the time in
the most onerous and exacting Holds
known to the military service. At the
very boginnlng of his career ho was
sent to the west and entered upon that
experience ns an Indian fighter which
has contributed BO largely to his fame.
It is entirely just to say that no
officer among those who have distin
guished themselves in this service
showed greater capacity or judgment
than General Crook. During the re
bellion ho made a brilliant record as an
nblo , judicious and gallant soldier , and
his name is inseparably connected with
some ol the most notable victories of
the union arms. Intelligent , bravo nnd
careful'ho was never found wanting in
any emergency and no officer mttdo
fewer inistnkcsduring that period which
tried most thoroughly the qualities
of the soldier. General Crook was re
garded by the Indians with mingled
awe nnd reverence. They appreciated
his courage and ability , und many of
thorn believed him invincible. His in-
iluonco with them was well shown in
the nogotiat'on ' of the treaty for open
ing the Sioux reservation. .
General Crook's military career was
almost wholly passed in the
west , and it is the people of
this section , who know him best ,
who will feel most keenly the sense of
loss which the country has sustained in
his death. Personally a modest and
retiring man , ho yet had n quality of
sincere geniality with those who know
him well which made of them the
warmest of friends , while all with
whom ho came in contact learned to re
gard him with the heartiest respect as
a man. Ilia doalii will bo widely and
deeply regretted.
JUMIQitATIOX DISCUSSION.
There cannot bo a reasonable doubt
that the intelligent sentiment of the
country is opposed to placing any further
restrictions upon immigration than
those which have boon properly pro
vided. The outcry that has been made
for several years for additional legisla
tion , professedly from a pntriotio con
cern for the social , political and ma
terial welfare of the country , has really
boon prompted for the most
part by wholly selfish motives.
The great majority of these who
would _ erect additional barriers
to keep out foreigners ntivo no other
thought than to protect themselves
from the competition of labor from
abroad , caring nothing whatever for
any other consideration. There is a
class of politicians who uro very willing
to pander to this solllshnc.ss , and in
order to make the argument for re
stricting immigration ns impress-five as
possible it is Bought to frighten the coun
try by nlleging that under tho" prevail
ing condition wo are in constant dan
ger of an invasion of anarchists , coin-
munibts nnd other mischievous persons
whoso capacity for harm is enor
mously exaggerated. This country has
nothing to fear from the few hundred
persons who may annually como here
from'Europc , bringing ideas not quite
in line with our own , and to enact legis
lation which would keep out tons of
thousands of desirable people , who
would become good and useful citizens ,
in order to exclude the very few who
como here with objectionable social or
political notionsVould bo to commit
the very great folly aptly illustrated in
the remark of Senator Evarts , that
"there is no use to amputate a leg be
cause there is a corn on the toe. "
Less than half a million immigrants
came to this country last year , and
the probability is that the number
this year will show a further fall
ing off. There are more attractive
inducements and opportunities else
where in newer countries , and will
continue to bo for some time. No reasonable -
sonablo man who will loolc at tlio matter
without prejudice will say that thorp is
anything to be feared in any direction
from the infusion into our population
annually of half a million-'foreign
ers who are acceptable under
existing laws , nor can it bo doubted
that there is room for such an addition
of industrious and thrifty people. Congress -
gross will do the wise thing in confining
legislation relative to this subject to
making butler provision for the enforce
ment of existing laws , which are suf
ficient to keep out uudobirablo persons.
Tin : letter of the secretary of the In
terior to the commissioner of the gen
eral laud office governing the sale of
lands in the Sioux reservation is timely.
It is a careful construction of the Siou.c
act of March " , 1SS9 , and will aid settlers
In the purchase of lands by explaining
the conditions under which title maybe
bo acquired. Misconception prevails in
the minds of many as to the true import
of the act. Confusion is therefore
avoided by making it clear that the
land will bo disposed of to actual settlers
only under the homestead law and at a.
prlco for the first three years of throe
dollars and twenty-live cents per aero.
This should bo Bullloiont warning to
speculators and boomers who have become -
como possessed of the idea that the land
can be had for the taking , to keep out
and nmko way for the man earnestly
seeking a homo.
Oirit latter day public sentiment Is n
terror to plcayuno rascals , whlla the
defaulting Napoloonscommand admira
tion if not respoot. Small thieves nro
only fit to bo kicked nnd cuffed and
hustled to jail. If the figures of the
deficit mount into the hundreds of
thousands , the criminal mounts the ladder -
dor of Infamy , not ns a pubho robber
but as "an unfortunate victim of specu
lation"and the crime U classed as a
"deficit , " This lax dominion of public
morals Is nptlj Illustrated by the vigor
ous prosaoutlon of the ox-troasarer , of
Missouri. Ho was evidently nn amateur
In deficit malting , as his peculations
amounted only to the measly sum of
thirty-two thousand dollars , but It is
enough to oxcitci contempt for his
thieving ability. The chanced are that
ho will secure a ( rood round term in the
penitentiary as a reward for Ins potty
rascality und his idiotic folly In facing
the music white Canada Invltod him
thither. The Missouri defaulter is now
thoroughly convinced that it docs not
pay to bo a retail thtof. There Is no
middle ground. 13o honest , or act the
hog. . ,
Tin : autocrat of the refuse barrel has
a grievance. Ho complains of compe
tition. Outsiders are cutting Into his
schedule of prices as ruthlessly as the
farmers of Nebraska would cut into
corn rates.Ho threatens to resign.
Thl * , lee * in the height of the garbage
season when the ash-pile in the back
yard and the rubbish in the alloy lift
their noxious heads in the spring sun
shine and spread their noisome vapors
in the balmy atmosphere. There is no
mone.v in the business. As if gain
were the only inducement to spur the
garbage inspector to his duties. Shall
it bo R'tld of him that ho cares but little
how diphtheria , or chills , or fever , or
billlousiiojs , or lassitude lurks in dark
corners like n thief to knock down
whomo ho may ? Does -he care but
little whether the general health of
the city bo good , her breath sweet ,
her drink pure , her appearance neat
and her skirts cloanV The work
man should be proud of his task and the
garbage man of his labor. What is the
city physician to do with a disgusted
garbagomast'cr who should bo his right
bower , his handyman in roformingsan-
itary InspoctiotiV What is Omaha to
Uo if like Othello the garbage inspector
finds his occupation gonoV
Tun Farmers' alliance of Kansas in
vite the attention of the state dele
gation to the it * demands for rolicf , and
politely inform them that there are one
hundred thousand votes behind the pe
tition. On top of this coinu Grand
Army posts withresolutionsdonouncing
Senator Plumb and expressing "un
easiness" for the conduct of repre
sentatives. The re-submission move
ment is gathering force daily , and will
bo an important factor in the next cam
paign. AH of which goes to show that
a political revolution impends in Kan
sas , the consequences of which can only
bo averted by a prompt return to the
broad principles of the republican
narty , and the expulsion of the cranks.
TJIK citizens of Indianapolis have
paid the penalty of erecting egg-shell
buildings by the holocaust of n few days
ago which sacrificed a score or moro
lives. They have awakened to the
danger from 4lmky structures and the
order lias gone forth to condemn oven-
unsafe building in that city. Hero is a
lesson well worth the attention of
tho' proper authorities of Omaha.
Despite tbo rigid rules of the building
ordinance , flimsy structures built on in
secure footing , liro'and dnath trapes with
weak walls have been erected without
protest. It is high time that all such
infractions bo severely punished and
that tbo bui'dipg inspector nut bis veto
on the plans of any building passing
through his hinds which fails to como
up to the city's requirements.
A jfoVKf.1 solution of the question of
liquor regulation is proposed in Ta-
conm. A syndicate of prominent men
nua made an offer to the city council to
tnko the entire business and pay into
the treasury a sum equal to that now
p.iid , provided that none but mem
bers of the syndicate receive li
cense. Instead of nearly one hundred
saloons , the syndicate proposes to limit
the number to twenty places , nnd that
those .slmll not bo located near churches ,
bchool houses , or in the thickly hottlcd
portions of the city. A bond is to bo
given the city guaranteeing btrict com
pliance with all regulations. The
bchome is a novel one.
Tin : jobbers and contractors who
have loaded .South Omaha with moun
tains of debt , are working day and
night to tighten their grip on the
throat of that community. Their oppo
sition to annexation was intensified by
the fear that such a union of municipal
interests would drive them from the
public trough. They are determined
to rule and ruin and pile up a financial
wreck to unload on Omaha when they
find a scnarato government unprofita
ble. Property owners who now object
to annexation will secure mig-hty little
sympathy from this community when
the slimIV calls for u settlement.
Kir STATUS DISTIUCT ATTOHXKY
B.ucnu wants no dude or politician or
featherbrain as liU assistant. Mr.
linker is right. The assistant United
States attorncybhlp has been too often
abused in the past by the selection of
an incompetent favorite or n political
nincompoop. There has boqn ted much
jobbing in tlmt dirpotion "altogether.
While the office Is of moderate bulary ,
it is about time that it bo given to some
young industrious attorney of the cijy
willing to do his duty and niukp. it n
stopping stone for higher responsi
bilities.
Tin : Iowa druggist Is n very import
ant man and 0110 who exerts at times a
strong inlluonco upon the people ot his
neighborhood. Tlio very fact that the
grand jury at Sioux City refuses to
indict a number of prominent druggists
of that burg for violating the prohibi
tion law Is prlma facie evidence of the
brother feeling and social relation
which the druggists and their pustomors
fms.tnin to each other dally over , the
Friendly soda water counter.
Tut : demand for building material of
all kinds promises well. Manufactur
ers of brick in the city should see to it
that they do not retard operations by
Insuillolent brick supply wlion . ' the
bUildhiL' season fairly opens. ;
Till' : political doctors in congress are
concocting countless remedies for the
ills of the ballot box and ignoring the
more important and pressing demands
of the people for reduced taxation , re
trenchment ip.government expenses
and reform lu.transportation charges.
Tlicso questions jiro paramount tint
should rocolvtfonvnost and Immediate
attention at ttio hatul of congress.
Tltr. owners futtfiossocB of the Tcntl
street , tlndor 'b6'ses cannot bo polntoi
out as model spirits of public enterprise
'
Notwlthstandlnpj'tho liberal allowances
of damages , j oy virtually demand the
full value of Urn/property , while In fac
the construction of the viaduct improves
the vnluo of tho'jproporty by making 1
available for tl\d'wholesale \ ' trade.
SIOXIKICAXT as well as curious It Is
that the big grain shippers and railroad
magnates of Now York citywhoso testi
mony has just been concluded before the
interstate commerce commission , have
bushels of regret lor the poor western
railroads , but not n. kernel of sympathy
for the overburdened farmer.
Tun managers of the Nebraska Cen
tral bridge would confer a boon on the
north sldo by revealing the site , the
location of the depot , and the route
thereto. The tension of anxiety threat
ens to impair the health of those who
are willing to unload their lots on the
company at fabulous figures.
OT11DK LAXDS 'I'llAN 0UI1S.
The retirement of iilstnnrck , now thnt the
letter of the emperor has appeared iicceptlng
his resignation , 19 shown to bo permanent.
There is nothing in the emperor's letter to
Indicate the nature of the disagreement
which Induced Ulsmarck to surrender his
ofUclal power , but the language and the
apparent spirit of the loiter plvo the im-
prcsslon thnt Urn best of felcing exists
between lha emperor und the ex-premier.
These formalities , however , nro not to betaken
taken literally , since they are ncceasary in
order to allay popular apprehension. The
reasonable inference is that the issue which
led the chancellor to Rive up his oftlca was
of such n nature as to seriously Interfere
with future friendly relations between the
emperor nnd the statesman. There appears
in the bltuatlon nothing to shako confidence
in continued pcicu or to create u doubt
that Gernuny will continue In the path
aloup which she has been moving for
eighteen years , but Ihere is undoubtedly
some apprehension that important , chnn ca ,
directing the whole of Europe , may not be
roaioto. The course of events in Germany
will be watched by all the nations with the
most intense interest.
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Europe Is presenting n flno collection of
weak-kneed diplomats , not weak in their
principles , but n ) their parliamentary sup
port. The French ministry with Premier
Tirard wjs bowJloJ over. Premier Tisza of
Hungary bit the dust a few days ago. Pre
mier Crhpi nvcrtbd an Italian crisis last
week by refusing to accept the resigna
tion of an angry Cabinet oilicor , Ulnnchcrl.
Premier bngasttu of S' > aln still holds his
ground , although the. corsorvatives under
the leadership of'fcnnovus ' occasionally bring
down n cabinet ofllcer with their sharp
shooters. LordjSulisbury i strong because
he holds a very . 'largo and very venerable
umbrella over n crowd of tones who agree
that tbii Is betl'df ' than nothing. Ho has
lost the confidence of the country and
will go down at the next general
election. Even little Servia is In fashion , its
ministry having resjsuod in a body. In fact
it Is a period of qal inot disturbances. The
fall of Tisza wus.n misfortune to Austria-
Hungary , as ho represents in his person a
national idea Whll-U for n dozen years has
been lifting the oaipiro out ot the confusion
of ruco conflicts. Sagasta stando for uni
versal suffrage in Spain , nnd If the cortos
finally passes his bill he may bo considered
more of n republican than the republicans
themselves. HisniJrch'a retirement moans
much for Go many. The drama of govern
ment in Europe isiadoad interesting these
days.
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It has been said tlmt Paris holds a larger
amount of HiBfiiiin bonds than would bo
comfortable in case of European difficulties ,
but 1'or thut reason her prominent men may
feel ihntusctvos bound to do their best to up
hold the financial credit of tlio nation which
was foremost in the mini of Napoleon when
ho piedlctod that within fifty years Europe
would bo cither republican or cossack. Had
lie lived u liitlo Inter ho might have widened
his views to take in Asia with a correspond
ing extension of the time. Financial mut
ters apart , there Is good reason to bchovo
Hint in the event of such a German move
ment us some fear mint result from the am
Dition of the joung emperor , Franco
would turn to Utissui us the bi.it
power able to help nor out of rho
new dilemma , and perhaps assist in the
much-longed-for .i-ocovoiy of Alaacu and
Lorraine ns well as prevent the dreaded ex
tension of GPI man urea to the ojona , which
is probably the end aimed nt by the present
military party in Germany. How far the
ambition may bo hold in check by the pro
posal of 1'cpo Leo'la nn open questlo. ) . Lint
it mav bo argued that aa n mere matter of
personal feeling his nppoal is not less lilculy
to bo disregarded r.3 n consequcnco of the ro
ll racy of Hwmnrek from the pohlK-al arena.
Still it may not be impossible that the young
emperor will bo equally unwilling with the
deposed statesman to tuko u single step that
will look like premonition of unotbor trav
eling of the road to Cunossa.
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\VhilothoArabslavu trade continues to
millet its atrocities upon Africa , u now
method of intensifying her horrors 1ms been
discovered. The latest crimes nguinst the
unlives nro promoted by whlto merchants
who nro ponotr.ulng to the vor center of
tha continent in quest of Ivory. The recent
largo exports of ivory from tlio Congo basin
have been Iicrnldefi JH cr.Uifvlnu proot of
the wonderful growfh of legitimate trade In
that region , A j\ipiitch ; : to the Congo gov
ernment the olhov.diiy announced thut over
forty tons of Ivory , worth in Europe nbout
$ MOCOO , had bcompurchascd by trudingcom
panies on the upper -Congo within two
months nnd woroithin on the way down the
river. Witnln < < ( { llo past few months
nearly $1,000,00) ) ' 'Yyorth ' of Congo Ivory
has boon sola' ' In Antwerp. The
Ivory is purchu&cd by tradmir steam ,
ors that nro pus'j'eli Ks fur inland as Stanley
Fulls. A small pa t ot the Ivory Is bought
from ttio natives , , but by fur the larger part
of it cornea from.tiio , Arabs of Stanley Falls
and the Loin anil river , who are straining
every nerve toiwt _ the sudden and unex
pected demand tnuK to their great delight ,
linn arisen at their very doors. The methods
that have boon stimulated by the now enter
prise of whlto man nro described In one of
Mr. Stanley's letters , and also by Mr. Her
bert Ward. Thcso ( jontloincn say thnt Ivory
raiding Is now n very bloody business. The
Arabs lead Into the ivory districts bands of
MU to MM ) Manycma armed with Entlold
rlllos. They burn every village they como
across , capture all the women , tthoot down
the men unless they at once got
out of roach of bullets , nnd di >
atroy the plantations. Having thus deso
lated a largo area , they settle down with
their captives at some place where plantains
are abundant and urocood to open negotia
tions with the people whom they have driven
Into the woods. They send word to these
fugitives that their women will bo restored
to them for the price of n tusk of Ivory
nplocfr. Tha natives then go on elephant
hunts or open their hidden stores , and
slowly the women are redeemed. The Arabs
thus secure n rich supply of Ivory to soil to
their whlto friends , nnd finally depart for
the river , leaving behind them a region
turned'Into a wiwte. The now phasn of ivory
raiding Is really not a whit bettor than slave
trndinir.
Hut Wilt TUoj ?
I'hlcaw Titbienf.
Doubtless the Louisiana Lottery company
wilt now spomt that $100,000 In relieving tbo
of flood sufferer * !
The Hour nnd tlio Man.
The disclosures of the New. York sheriff's
ofllco nliow that the present Is a good tmio
for some of the Now York democratic- papers
to rniso their old political slogan about turn
ing the rascals'out. .
A Nnlttn Work.
Sf. Louts Ulolic-Dcinotmt
The bourbon legislature of Ohio Is doing
noble work for the republicans in destroy
ing all chances of bourbon success again in
that stnto within the next dozjn yean ; .
IN Til 12 UOTONDA.
Church Howe was making himself com *
fortnble In nn easy chair nt the Paxton last
night nnd was willing ta bo Interviewed to a
limited extent.
"Lord no , " said ho , "I don't know any
thing new In the pollttc.il Una. That's not
In my line nt all. I don't take any Interest
In politics , never did , nnd don't know any
thing about it , YoirknowJ have enough to
do to take care of my turnips , pigs aim other
fruits , you know , without bothering with
those of the state. Same people think
differently , but I can't help that.
"Yes , I fought for the Australian ballot
system , I am proud to say , ntid I forced some
other people to go on record un the question.
I had good reason for my stand. I had
felt the effects of fraudulent balloting.
Don't Imngino that J am mak
ing nny kick on what is all
over now. I wasn't elected to congress b"o-
cause I did not have enough votes , but If wo
had had the Australian ballot system I
would have had moro. I was very much
gratified to see that the result in Massa
chusetts and clsowhero bore out what I said
in the house last winter. If the question
could bo submitted tomorrow It would pass
both houses with the emergency clause. It
will come , sure as fate , and very soon too.
"My opinion of the Nebraska corn rates ?
Well , you read iny testimony before the
commission , of course only n synopsis was
published , but I told thorn what I thought
was about right. The whole trouble is ,
ttiero was a big corn h&rvest and
thcro is no place to put it
It it were nn older state and wo wore not
living such a hand-to-inoutli existence wo
would bo ublo to hold our corn tor u few
months nnd the stringency would wear
nway. IJut wo can't wait and there is n
rush of corn into the market from all sidoj ,
und of course a full in prices. I don't claim
that it would do no good to reduce the pres
ent rates. Of course it would do good-
after n while , but not just now. There may
be cheap clothing for saloi over hero. Thut
docs you no good , because yon need no
clothing , but you will need some , some
time.
' 1 don't think that either thn railroads
or too people are nltosottior right.
They will como together some day
and understand each other. There
is a certain line to which the roads must
cpmo. As tno country grows older they will
be forced down to that line , but no one with
any scnso will imagine- that they are going
to got down nny faster than they are forced.
"flmo will straighten out all thesn things.
This mcet'ng of the commission nnd the tes
timony given show people thut there is a
good deal of exaggeration in the talk of
grievances against the railroads. "
Mr. Howe went on with n cooa1 deal ot
other interesting t-ilk on various elections ,
candidates for ofilco , etc. , showing conclu
sively that ho was nU'.l "out ot politics. "
State Labor Commissioner Jenkins ar
rived in Omaha last evening from Grand Is
land full of enthusiasm over the sugur beet
industry , und with information enough on
the subject to fill n big volume. In speuking
to n HUK reporter Mr. Jonklns said :
"You may say ttut in u few days I will
have n thousand pounds of sugar beet seeds
for free d strioutlon. This is seed direct
from Germany , nnd is the boit thut can bo
secured. I Intend to send It nil over the
state for the purpose of testing the various
Hoils in different ncctmns. This seed can be
scouted by application to mo by the Farmers'
alliance of any county. The only condition
necessary to secure n supply will be a premise
iso to till out the bUrtk I shall send with ouch
package for tlu purpose of ascertaining the
soil It was planted ii : and 'liko information ,
and the forwarding in the fall of few boots
for analysis. I think this ivill bo n grand
opportunity for the farmuw of the stato.
Wherever the beets provu to contain the
necessary amount of saccharinemanor , there
will bo no diftlculty , I bjlicve , in inducing
capitalists to put up the necessary plant for
the manufacture of sugar. "
o
Till ; roUll 11U.VIJRH1)Vmil30UT. .
Swell AVediiini ; of headers ol'Cliarli-v
ton Colored Scicintv.
Ciuw.rsTON , S. C. , Marni 'Jl. [ Special
Telegram to Tim Uii.l : A sensational tnvell
wedding took placj here last night. The
whole of the Afrj-Ameriuan 4) ) . ) v/.r pros-
nnt Nuthmi ? like it has over been ttcon in
thn smith. The irroom wai Lr. William H.
. ( ones , und thotiridu Mini Mary 1'arltoson.
The former la copper-colored nnd the latter
a auric blonde. Uiic groom wnsnttircd in a
coUumc fashioned after Jamo * O'Noill'n
' MontoCrlsto" dross in the third act satin
trunk , silk hosn nnd stile waistcoat , trimmed
with Valenciennes lace. The bride worn a
cream colored silk lobo , with p.tlu blnoMHc
brocudo front , ' a "V" shuped corsutfn
uid golden slippers. Tlio wedding was
conducted in the French-Italian style , with
utcnduuts , grooms , ushers und mauls of
lonor. Tlio Jiapllst church wus densely
tacked and the street within twn blocks was
10 crowded that u platoon of policemen had
to head the bridal , irocoH3ion und clo.iru pas
sage through tlu > throng After the services
it the church a Veni-tmn was given ut the
residence of the bride's mother. Tno luiusa
ind grounds were illuminated with Clnneso
anterns. L'oloied society was stirred to Its
ccntur by the event.
Anothnr C'luitx'ii ( XiitliiHt Motoulln.
NBW Youic , March ! -Special [ Telegram
to Tins HII : : . ] A letter came to Admiral
vimborly yesterday , sent by K. F. Connnllv ,
u mason living nt 1J Orangn atroot , New
ark , saying that ho would toitify nsalnst
Comuicuidor MoCallu. Connuily sayi thut
n 1531 , Whllo the United States Btoainor
. 'uwhuttun was In southern waters , ho was
a Bucond-class tlrcman mid McCallu was
lenlonant.Vlulo an attempt was beliif
nndatopiita drunken sailor below dock ,
vleCnlla drew his sword and took off ono of
ho man's ears. _ _
KnnsnH MillerH I'nkl.
ATCIHSO.V , Kan. , March SI. [ Special Tele.
eram to TUB HUB J Kelley & Pratt of Gny-
era , In Smith county , whooparatod flouring
nilU nt Gaylnrd and Osborno , have failed.
Colloybus loft the country and ns ho had the
nanagoment of the business n statement of
ho llrm's affairs will bo delayed until
exports can work on the books. They owe
a largo number of farmers for wheat and
ho banlis for borrowed money. .Mr. Pratt
s held blameless and U rendering tnocrcdlu
rsovory assistance.
A DENIAL OF DKSTITOHOX ,
Governor Tlmyor Mtxkog iv Poraontvl
Investigation of the Mattor.
THE PEOPLE VERY INDIGNANT.
inhabitants of iho DlutrlotNot nt All
ricnflod with thn Ucports
Sent Out Nou-fl From tlio
Onnltnl Cljy.
Nnt So Ilnd nn Hppnrtoil.
LIXCOI.X , Nob. , March 81. [ Special to
TUB URR.J State of Nebraska , Executive
Department : Letters have reached me nt
different times ( luring the Inst few months
from points in Cheyenne , Klmball , llannor ,
Scott' * Bluff nml Uouol counties stating that
there was destitution there , nnd thnt It was
necessary to relieve the people and proven.
Buffering. Letters , nlso , contradicting those
statements , have recently boon received.
Doing In doubt as to the roil facts [ deter
mined to make n tour throtnjh these counties
for the purpose of ascertaining the truth , so
that It the facts wore not true I could give
an emphatic nnd nuthorlllvo contradiction to
the same In justice to the people
thoro. Leaving Lincoln on Saturday after
noon Inst 1 was joined nt Kearney by H. U.
Grcor , osq. , president of the state board of
agriculture , nnd nt Sidney by F. Do Castro ,
osq. , who accompanied mo on the Journey.
Arriving at Klmball the next day wo started
across the country by carrliges to Goring ,
Iho county seat of Scott's Uluft county ,
thirty-live mlles distant , passing through
Harrlsburg , the county scat of Uannor
county. Wo stopped at every , house on the
whole route Interviewing ove'ry farmer nnd
homesteader with the exception of two who
wcro absent. Four public meetings were
held in these three counties of Klmball , Uan-
ner and Scott's LJluff. Word had precoJed
u- * < , I was coming , nnd parties had sent
notices Into every precinct of each county
Inviting the people to como together seas
as to obtain an expression ns lethe
the condition of things in nil thnt
region ; nnd the people came In largo num
bers. In these mootiugs the question was
put to them , do you know of nny case of des
titution or where there is nny need of help
in. your respective localities , nnd nil re
sponded in tlio negative. Neither in those
meetings nor on the way where wo traveled
could wo lind thut n Bingia case existed
where the pcoplo wcro suftorimr or where
help was needed. Many replied to our in
terrogatories : "Wo nro hard up but wo are
not suffering ; wo have plenty to cat and to
wear , nnd wo can got along and ask for no
belli. " Wo crossed tlmt portion where a
hail storm swept through n belt eight miles
wide lust season , destroying the crops ; mid
nlso over a portion where hot winds had
proved very injurious , but nowhere did anyone
ono need any aid.
The county clorft at Goring reported to us
that but ono application for nid had been
made ts the county commissioners during
the whole winter , and the aid was promptly
rendered. Ono of the county commission
ers of Uunner county stated that no request
foras9liiancc ! had been made to the board
from nny person in thai county , and that
only ono person was supported by thu coun
ty. Ono of the commissioners of Kimball
county Informed us that only ono application
for aid hud been made to the board during
the whole season , and the assistance was
promptly rendered.
The settlers everywhere In these ahrcc
counties said , if there wcro nny cases of
distress , though they know ot none , their
county wns abundantly nblo to take care of
them , and ttie.v desired no outside help.
There was u spirit of independence nmong
iho settlers of all these counties that is
highly commendable. 1 never saw a moro
LontcntPd pcoplo , none more bravo hearted
than tno homesteaders nnd farmers who
dwell in these cobntiPs. Tney like their lo
cations und could not bo induced to leiivo
tiicm.
The snmo may bo said of Cheyenne
county. At Hotter , in that county , it wns
stated thut some three families had needed
Bomo clothing nnd shoes , but they had never
mndo any application to the Mithorities and
the hitter know nothing of their condition ,
but thut they had been ready nt all times to
render assistance , Wo wnro inlormed that
only thrco requests had been made for help
und that it had bcon given.
Thus wo found there hud been only
isolated cases ( and a very few ) such us may
bu found in nil communities in any stato.
After a thorough personal investigation of
this whole matter nnd n ride of 110 mile * by
carriage through that flection wo nro enabled
to give a most unijuutillud contradiction to
all atatoiiiHnts which have been made to the
ofToct that there , is , or lias been , any desti
tution or suffering in any of these counties
that needed nny help from thu outside.
They nro abunduntlv able In take euro of
their own people arid their own affairs. The
people all thi-outrh those counties are indig
nant Uiat such unjust statements buvo boon
sent abroad.
Wo are glad to bo nblo to stnto that nil
the counties named in this communication
constitute u moat valuable portion of the
Btute of Neorasku , and ere long they will
vlu with the older counties In progress and'
prosperity. Mr. Greor concurs with mo in
tl.ls statement. JOHN M. TIUTIIU.
cnxsrs MATinns or ixtiniEsr.
Ho'i. T. M. Cooke , supervisor of the cen
sus , 1' irst congressional district of tnis state ,
has returned from Washington and entered
upon thu uctivu work of sub-dividing Ills dis
trict and appointing enumerators prepara
tory to tuning the eleventh national census.
Air. Cooke informs ' Hiu
T.iiu' : representa
tive tint , ho is districting Omaha into
enumorator'a products on u basis of n popu
lation of l-'j.OJO and Lincoln on a basis of
00,000. Ho further states that the cities will
be .so districted us to give each enumerator
approximately iJ.OOO peopln to enumerate.
'Die wards of both Omuhu und Lin
coln will Do carefully sub-divided nnd in
ninny instances the voting precincts of tlio
wards. In the country precincts will bo
covered by ; t single enumerator. The super
visor dosiro- lo bo understood thnt thu
active worK of enumerators will not com
mence until Juno 1 , und that the lluul report
of enumerators must bo in and verified.on
the lust day of the months stated.
Questioning Mr. Cooka regarding his plan
for districting Omaha and other cities of the
district lie btatcd thut wherever possible. lie
would visit them and con for with prominent
resident republican ! ) , and be governed by
tiiem Homewhiit in naming enumerators ; thut
so fur us Omuliu was concerned tie would
visit that city during the coming week and
commence tlio nclivo work of subdividing it.
Acting under the uuporativo order of the
depurtmontut Washington , the supervisor
says that n&soasor.s , lux collectors or nny
ono connected with Iho levying of tlio taxes
In nny way are disquulillad ns enumerator. ' ) ,
and that' applicants should govern thoin-
aelvcs accordingly.
CM'ITOI. INTri.I.inBNCU ,
Secretary of Stalu Cnwdory is expected
homo from his trip lo YoutiKstown , O , , to
night.
Governor Tlinyor attended a military ball
at Geneva , Flllmoro county , ignicht. Hy
Hiieeiu ! request ho uddrcsioa tlio Fanners'
alliance of that place on the morrow.
Miss Cluru , Attorney General Loose's second
end duughter , who wus to seriously injured
In iho runaway Wednesday ; hull oinprove.i ,
nnd tno attorney general was enabled lo be
ut his desk most of today.
The cases of Hiram J. Palmer VB Frank
Courtney nnd John liurkholdcr vs John
Frontier , on errror from the district court of
Adams county , were filed for trial in the
supreme court today ,
'l ' ho Hunk of Uanbury , Hcu Willow county ,
filed articles of incorporation thU morning.
Authorized capital stock * J5,000. Incorporu-
toras J. S. Stqwurt , T. E. McDonald , E. L.
Dodder nnd Jackson Stall ,
The Illiur HuildliiR nnd Loan association
also illod articles of Incorporation. Erection
of buildings and n general real estate ) bust *
ness Is stipulated a its object mid purpose.
Capital Block I-'UO.OUO. Incorporates ! F.
W. Kennedy , L. H. Clew , T. E. .Stnyeni , C.
L. Hicks , Vv. H. Ellor , U. .M. WilUoy und
James H. Slowart.
TIIK PISTIUCT COL'IIT.
Susan H. Peckhatn vs thu City of Lincoln
Is thu very latest case Illod for trial. The
plaintiff wants 3,000 gradedamages. . Her
property , it brick and frame dwelling house ,
U located nt tlio earner of Ninth nnd M
Btrcots.
JUJgo Field hoard the first of the numer
ous grnduiff dnnmgo cases todny. Uonry
Townsend vn the City of Lincoln In tlio title.
In consequence of the Hosownter grade ho
Rltcgeit $1,000 damages to Hi * North Sixteenth
street property. Tno cnso will hnrdly bo de
cided today. *
Mrs. Ann Cnmpln commenced suit against
John ana Mary Nolan today. She nllcncs
tlmt itho ngruod with tha defendant * to fur.
nlsh them with the money to buy them n lit' '
tlo homo In consideration of which they In
turn agreed to furnish her n homo for tlio ,
rest of her natural life ; tlmt she unvo them }
(450 for that purpose , but that nftor they si * I
cured their homo they refused to contrllmtn
to her support nml turned her out of doors. I :
She now wants tlio court to compel tbo No- I '
Inns to convey the property to her. MM. !
Nolan is Mrs. Campin's adopted daughter }
and wns brought up by her. X - ;
W1I.I. ASBRMIII.K IN CONVENTION.
Lincoln ladles propose to tnko nn nctivn < :
part In the election of n school board nt the \ >
coming municipal election. Indeed , Mrs , F.
H. Klllolt nnd MM. M. U. Welch nro out In
n card calling for n convention of women to
bo hold nt the blah school building nt u
o'clocic In the nfternoon. Thu call states
that the mooting Is called to name two lady
candidates for members of the school board ,
nnd to consider questions of vital Importance
to mothers nnd taxpayers. A largo iittund-
nnco Is earnestly desired.
C1TV NBW3 AND NOTHS.
Hock Island surveyors from Topeka , Ivan , ,
nro quartered nt the Capital hotel.
Hx-Stnla Treasurer Wlllard Is In the city.
Ho says that Interest In politics In Ins part
of tiio slate is becoming somewhat intense.
Charley Casey of Pawnee City left for
homo this morning nftor spending n day In
the city. Ho denies that ho Is n candidate
for nudltor of public accounts.
The twenty-fourth annual meeting of the
Nebraska slaio touchers' association com-
mencoj Tuesday ovonitu- , March 13i. Proml
nent stnto educators premise that it will bo
among the most interesting conventions over
held In the stato.
Mrs. L , 1C. Uallcy of Minneapolis. Minn. ,
is canvassing the county In iho interest of
the prohibitory constitutional amendment.
She spoke nt Uonton Inst night nnd nt Wn-
verly tonight. She stales very emphatically
that sbo is n prohibitionist but-not n crank.
Ofllcor Malone wont to Kansas City toJay
after John F. Fuller , nn abstractor of tins
-city , who skipped out after forging the name
of McUrlde & Hell to a $15 check nnd pass
ing It on a saloonkeeper for liquor. He was
located Ihcto after careful inquiry of Lin
coln detectives.
Miss Lydla Muuldlng secured n warrant
today for the nrrcst of Parker Frigate , n
teamster , whom she charges with betravnu
her under premise of marriage. Lydm hail
Parker arrested nbout n week ago , but ho .
worked on her sympathies nnd secured his 1-
reloaao on Iho premise that lie would wo.1 j
her ns soon as she secured ner mother'i t'
oonRcnt. i
The case against the consolidation of the
Burlington nnd the Atchlson & .Nebraska
railroads comes up for hearing before Judgu
M. L. Hn.vward of Nebraska City us rofureo
on next Monday nflernoun. Deputy Sheriff
Ho.xio was busy today serving subpiumua on
witnesses who will testify in the case. The
case is uttracllng considerable interest ' In this
city.
M3\V LilP13 INSUUiVNOHVRIN 1C Ijtt.
nriillniiL Sclicmn Whluli Has
Worked by n Catholic 1'npnt.
NEW YOIIK , March 21. [ Special Telegram
to THE HUG. ] There are always many Intor-
oslingepisodos occurring in the business of
lifo and flre insurance companies of this city ,
1 but lately there has been none which sav
ored BO much of originality ns the scheme of
the pastor of a Roman Catholic church up
town to pay off the mortgairu hold by n , lift
insurance company against the church
building. The church in question is St.
Monica's Hnmun Catholic church , und Ilov.
J. Dougherty Is IU pastor. In order to ex
tend the parish work and to add to tlio
church building , the pastor sought to obtain
n loan of S12."il)00 ) from n life insurance com
pany. After the idun hud been lully con
sidered by the olllcers of the com
pany , it wns decided that $1L 0,0M (
should bo lent to St. Monica's , provided
S.'O.OOU of it wus secured by policies upon the
lives of the pastor and some ol thu members
of the parish. To n clergyman of Douehor-
ty'a activity ilia proposition " pre
sented itself. Why should he not clear off
the entire mortgage in tlio same manner ! So
ho buckled down und became a vorltublo In
surance ncont. His onergv wns so great
thut between July nnd November of 1SW ho
succeeded in having insurances written for
fully SlUUOl)0. , ) eleven pontons entering into
the Bchmo. Tlio proposition wus that nt the
death of nny of the persons holding n policy
Iho company should credit the church with
the amount o ( the face , so reducing the total
nmonnt of the loan tlmt by the time Iho last
of iho eleven policy holders died the church
indebtedness should bu entirely wiped out.
The scheme is not alone working admirably
nt St. Monica's , but the higher dignitaries of
the church are said to look with considerable
favor upon Iho idea of Dougherty's.
HAS PKOUAUIjY SOLO OU1
" i
New York Snla to Have Purchased .
liKllniuipolls' Unit Club.
iNniAXAi'OLii , Ind. , March 21. [ Special )
Telegram to Tin : IlEE. | It Is believed hero i
that tlio Indianapolis ball club has been sold j
to New York , together with all Its rights in
(
the league , though the ofllciul announcement t
is luokmg. It is known that the league. j
through Mr. Spaldinj. nnd others , informed
Messrs. Hrash and behmldt ut the wind up
of the Cleveland meeting that they might ns
well make up their minds to thu fact that
they could not play ball this season in the
league , and the sooner Ihey understood it the
bctlor it would bo nil around. The Indian
apolis men responded that they would con
tinue notwithstanding the freeze-out. How
ever , it seems to have been successfully
worked. TlioHUin paid tor the Indianapolis
club Is understood to bu fOr.OUO , but that fig-
tire Is undoubtedly exaggerated. Thu players -
ors profess ignorunce of nny sell-out.
Can IJi'olnrn a Dlvlilontl.
Nnw Youic , March ! il. Judge O'Hrlen of
the supreme court this morning granted
lenvo to iho sugar rollnery company to grant
n dividend of 2 > f per cent on $30,000ODD on
condition that tlio portion duo on lha North
Ilivor rollning company's interest bo de
posited with the court pending the tlnal determination -
termination of the HUH ugalnst that com
pany by.tlio court of appeals.
Positively cured by
theio 1'Ulo PIt'N. '
They nlso relle\e JHs
trcis fro'n Dyspepsia , In
digestion and Too Hearty
Katlng. A perfect icm-
cdy for DUzlnewi , Nausea ,
Dro-A slnc l , llfid Taste
ir. thu HoiilM , coated
iiffui , 1'uln In fliofiido ,
TOUl'll ) UVKIt. 'I'lioy f
rosulato the Jlowels. 1'urcly Vegetable
SMALL PILL , SMALL DOSE , SHALL PRICE ,
OMAHA
LOAN AND TRUST
COMPANY.
Subscribed .V Kiiiirautead Capital , SBOO.OOO
1'ald In Capital 350 , OOO
llnyn and sells dtockn ard bonds ; uegotliUut
commercial papar ; receives and uxi'cntoi Units :
acts us transfer ugont und trustee nf corpora
tion * ; tiUosclmrgo ot pniporty ; cello U IOPU
Omaha Loan &Trust Co
SAVINGS BANK
S. E. Cor. lOlh and Oouglao Street * .
I'nlil In Capital . . . . . S3O.OOO
Subscribed k guaranteed capital , 100,000
l.tabllltyof BlocldioUKTM , . . 200,000
D Per Cent Interest PnltJ on Deposit *
1'llANk.l. JjANIli : . Cashier.
Owcr-itsi A. \Vymnn , president i J..l.Ilrown ,
vlc president ; \Vyman.truasiiror. .
DlliKOroun : A , U , Wymau , J. II.MtlUrd. J. .1.
Hi-own , Guy 0. Hiirton , li W. Nmii , llioj. h.
KlinbMI.Ueo.il. | , lco.
Loans In any amount made on Cltv &
Farm Property , nntl on Collatorul
Security , at Lowes fUUo Curronttoi