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trill bo forglvon.
THK republicans of Pennsylvania and
Town meet In convention today.
THIS melancholy fact IOOIUH up amid
the stirmy ruins that tlio political durk
horses escaped Injury.
the contructora favor Blrlchnusor.
Ills appointment means n Benson of pros
perity for the combine jobbers.
LEO'S appeal for the gradual
ilisarummunt of Europe mot with a
prompt response In the form of an all
THK offensive activity of Wo Us & Ctr ,
In boosting Birkhausor indicates that
the firm is anxious to unload a few inoro
acres of rotten blocks on the city.
THK ox-purclmsing agent of the Union
Pacific lias demonstrated his fitness for
the presidency of the solid twenty-eight.
His services should bo secured ut any
THK destruction wrought by the late
storms In a few sections of the state Is
trilling compared with the disastrous
work of tornadoes in' other portions of
NKHRASICA'S quota of federal officers
nt the national capital Is full and over
flowing ; There are n few ovor-ripo plums
at homo , however , which olllco-scokors
are welcome to uluck.
THK bullionaircs already realize that
they have made a moss of the job. The
attempt to unload all the silver bullion
Of the world on the government at a fic
titious vnluo collapsed of its own weight.
man displays rank Incom-
potoney as nn appraiser of damages on
grade changes , what a pudding ho will
bo In the hands of shrewd contractors If
in ad 0 chairman of the board of public
SIXCR the successor of Judge Brewer
on the circuit bench refused to sot aside
the "original puckugo"decision , the pro-
hibilionibtn of Kansas agree that as an
Interpreter of law Caldwell "aiu't worth
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THK New York court of appeals de
livers a ilnal body blow to that portion
8f the sugar trust that comes within its
lurisdiction. The decision places the
combine In the hands of a receiver to
wind up its affairs.
AFTKit all the hoiso and moral proton-
felons of Mississippi justice , Pugilist Sul
livan IH let off with a line of live hun
dred dollars. As the champion made
twenty-fivo thousand or moro out of the
[ set-up the investment was fairly profit-
IT behooves the American hog to
strengthen the bristles on his baolc. In
"Germany and Franco our porcine pro
ducts arc practically outlawed. And
now comes Russia with a project toontor
Ihe pork packing business on a largo
Scale. Should the Muscovites carry out
the Rohoino the American hog must needs
liio hlmsolf to the corn crib to success
fully fry the fat out of his foreign com
petitors. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IITS of railroad onrnings for May
show an extraordinary Increase com
pared with the corresponding period of
18SO. Despite what railroad olllclals
declared was the most expensive rate
war carried on In the west , the group
of railroads involved report an inuroaso
of tlftoon anil a half per cent. The not
gain during the month amounted to six
hundred and seventy thousand dollars.
1'ho llguros forcibly confirm the report
of the interstate commerce commission
that western rates are grossly excessive
out of proportion to cost of service.
THK senate committee on public lands
responds to the demands of the west by
fDportlng in favor of an appropriation of
i.iMf a million dollars for Increased nur-
voys of public lands. The settlement
nnd development of the west has boon
Boriously retarded by the failure of the
government to keep pace with the pro
gress of the country , In BOIUO of the now
states and In the territories vast tracks
of mineral and agricultural lands remain
unsurvoycd , causing confusion and ox-
ponslvo litigation. It U duo to the west
that the government expedite the work
and facilitate settlement.
Representative Uutterworth of Ohio ,
whoso vigorous criticism of the MelCln-
Icy tariff bill is well romomborcd , nnd
who Is the leading ndvocato In congress
of trade reciprocity with ether Amer
ican countries , is quoted as heartily ap
proving the rccont letter of Secretary
folnlno regarding the policy of adjusting
our tariff with reference to obtaining
concession from the states of South nnd
Central America. Mr. Buttorworth de
clared that Mr. IJlaino reflected the
views of two-thirds of his party , and
that the administration will be
sustained by the houao in giving
expression to the views of the sec
retary. The Qhlo congressman enthusi
astically welcomed the attitude of Mr.
Blaine as an indication that the era of
narrow-gaugo statesmanship is about
over , and that our international trade
relations "will bo dictated no longer
from cabbage and potato patches along
our northern nnd southern borders. " IIo
predicted that if the administration
shall pursue the course indicated in the
message of the president and the letter
of the secretary of state it will bo sus
tained by the people generally , and our
trade nnd commerce with the coun
tries of North and South America will
bo multiplied over and over again , giv
ing us a long and uninterrupted period
of national prosperity.
It is possible that this cheerful view
of what might bo accomplished un
der such a policy as Secretary Blalno
proposes could bo realized. It might
happen , as was suggested by the secre
tary , that if the markets of forty million
people were open to our produce the
farmers of Nebraska would no longer bo
compelled to sell their corn for seventeen
cents and oven loss , per bushel. But can
wo bo certain that the policy recom
mended by Mr. Blaine would result in
opening those markets ? It proposes to
force rather than to invite .trado. Its
idea is to make the tariff a weapon for
extorting from other American coun
tries concessions equal to the advan
tages they would dorlvo from the frco
admission of their products into the
United States. The proposed amend
ment to the tariff bill provides that all
products of American nations shall bo
admitted free to this country whenever
and so long as such nations shall admit
to their ports , frco of all taxes , the food
products and certain manufac
tures of the United States.
This seems entirely fair. it is
doubtless in the true spirit of reciproc
ity. But can we Ucmonstrato that by
the arrangement wo propose the South
and Central American countries would
secure advantages equal in value to
those they would surrondorV It is very
The fact is that so far as our food
products are concerned wo need not ox-
pcct over to find for them a very exten
sive market in the countries south of us.
Some of them are already exporters of
such products , and there are few of thorn
that do not grow sufficient to sub
sist their populations. The Argen
tine Republic is already our com
petitor in food products , and it is likely
that in a few. years she will bo able to
supply the deficits of her neighbors on
moro favorable terms than wo can do it.
As to our manufactured products , wo
must bo able to soil most of thorn at a
good deal loss price than now in order to
drive out the European competition
which has become lirmly rooted in the
southern countries. In view of this sit
uation , therefore , and the fact that these
countries generally cannot afford
to dispense with any 'part of their
tariff revenue , even if they
should bo willing to discriminate against
other-nations with which they trade in
favor of the United States , it is by no
means clear - that the policy rccom-
mondcd by Secretary Elaine would have
the happy results predicted by Mr. But
torworth. This matter of extending our
commerce with American nations is of
the most practical character , as wo
ought to have learned from the Pan-
American conference , and this country
Is not in a favorable position to force
concessions. The proposed policy may
by worth trying , but the hopeful view of
some statesmen regarding it is very
likely to bo disappointed.
H CONFKHKKCR ON SILVER.
The house committee on coinage has
submitted a report recommending non-
concurrence in the sontito amendments
to the house silver bill nnd asking that
a conference bo ordered. The house
will act on the report today and It is
not doubted that it will bo adopted.
Mr. Conger , chairman of the commit
tee , has expressed'tho opinion that the
house will never agree to unlimited
free coinage , but that it will accept
the full legal tender nnd coinage -
ago redemption features of the
bill as amended by the senate and
provide for the coinage of four and one-
half million dollars.or four and one-half
million ounces a month. It Is also reported -
ported that some of the extreme free
coinage advocates luwo stated their
willingness .to roccdo from their demand
for free coinage and accept such a meas
ure as the chairman of the house com
mittee on coinage believes the house
will agree to. The zeal of the support
ers of unlimited coinage Is said to have
greatly abated since the action , duo , per
haps , to the very general public expres
sion hostile to their demand.
It is probable that a measure will bo
agreed upon providing for the coinage of
four and one-half million dollars' of
silver a month , and -that the certificates
Issued shall .bo redeemable hi coin of
standard value , shall bo receivable for
all taxes and duos to the United States
of every description , and shall bo a legal
tender for the payment of all debts , pub
lic and private , The coinage of four
and a halt million dollars n month
would absorb the present pro
duction of the United States and add
thirty million dollars a year to the cir
culation. The Increase i\\ \ the curronoy
supply would thus kcop pacu with the
growth of population , while the effect
upon the price of silver , in advancing it
toward a parity with gold , would bo
qulto as decisive as from free coinage.
Under such a bill wo should avoid the
danger of being Hooded with a mass of
European and Mexican silver , iis would
certainly bo the ease if free
coinage were adopted. The profits
of the coiungo would go to the
government Instead ol to Iho bullion
ownora , The provision for the redemp
tion of cortlilcatos In coin 6f standard
value might result In draining gold from
the treasury for u time , but this possi
bility need not cause any serious appro-
honsion. There appears now to bo fair
promise that this question will speedily
bo disposed of In a way that will bo sat
isfactory to the country generally , nnd
with safety to Its financial and commer
AVOID H'OODBiV l'AVK3iaNTS.
Petitions for wooden paving block nro
.again being circulated for signatures
among owners of property along streets
that are to bo paved. With the costly
oxpcrlonco that this city has'had with
the rotten cedar block , no taxpayer can
afford for a moment toglvo wooden pave
ment favorable consideration.
The argument that the ropaving will
bo paid for by the whole city is a delu
sion and a snare. The city may pay for
repairing paVements , but when it comes
rcpavlng , the property adjacent to
the pavement will havo' to pay
the costs. But the city docs
pay a very largo percentage
of Iho wooden pavement and for that
reason every taxpayer is interested in
having pavements laid with the most
durable material. "Whilo It is true that
the paving contractors of Omaha have
all formed a pool for a division of the
spoils it is a matter of general public
concern that laying the cheap wooden
pavement should bo discontinued.
TliU original package bill which passed
the senate as an amendment to the inter
state commerce act , and which has since
boon under consideration by the judici
ary committee of the house , will not bo
reported to the house , a substitute for it ,
moro comprehensive in scope , having
been agreed on by the committoo. This
provides for applying the principle in
volved in the original package bill to
all articles under the intor.stato provis
ion , making them subject to state law as
soon as they enter the state. Thus Now
York would bo enabled to enforce its la w
against the sale of oleomargarine in that
state , which is now inoparatlvo against
this article manufactured in another
state Minnesota could onforoo her law
against dressed moats from Illinois or
any ether state , and any article of commerce
morco which a state might decide , in
the exorcise of its police power , to ex
clude or tax , would become subject to its
laws. It cannot fairly bo questioned that
this is the logical position for con
gress to take if it proposes to delegate to
the states in this respect its authority
over interstate commerce , but it is
hardly to bo supposed that a majority in
either branch of congress will consent to
legislation that would bo so pregnant of
trouble and difficulties as this. It is
probable that the effect of the substitute
will bo to cause the matter to bo dropped
at least until the supreme court can have
another opportunity to moro fully define
the extent and limitation of the police
powers of the states.
THK BKK was in error in accusing the
board of publio works of negligence in
supervising iho refilling" of trenches
made on paved streets by plumbers ,
waterworks and gas companies. The
responsibility rests with the superin
tendent of plumbing. That the work
has not been done in a substantial
manner and in accordance with the city
ordinances is evidenced by the number
of depressions on paved streets. The
laws are particularly stringent and if enforced -
forced to the letter by competent ,
responsible inspectors , the city would bo
spared a largo bill of expense for repairs.
While the carelessness of corporations
is winked at , privtlto citizens are hold to
strict accountability. The law should
bo enforced without fear or favoritism.
"IF the people of Nebraska nro wise , "
says the St. Louis Glo > JC-Jcmocrat , "they
will heed the warning of the loading
bankers and business men of the state on
the prohibition question and vote in fa
vor of high license. The effects of the
prohibitory policy are now so well un
derstood that no state can afford to try
such a method of dealing with the liquor
traffic. " The Globe-Ucmocrat voices the
opinion of the loading newspapers of
the country , as well as the views of the
loading men of all professions and occu
pations. It is a torso expression of com-
inon sense , based on experience , and
supplements the judgment of the bone
and sinew , the commercial life blood of
THE ordinance prohibiting the con
struction or reconstruction of wooden
sidewalks within the fire limits is a just
solution of the permanent walk prob
lem. In throe years the business portion
tion of the city has undergone a gratify
ing change from wood to stone and co
mmit walks , materially improving the
appearance of the city and contributing
to the comfort of pedestrians. Under
the new ordinance the good work will bo
continued with equal success. No wood
walks within the lire limit district can
bo repaired. When worn and dilapidated
they must bo replaced with walks of
WK win , now see the seven republi
can councilmen who want ton thousand
dollars apiece for their damaged reputa
tion vote to supplant Major Balcombo
by Birkhausor. According to John
Clarko's testimony the Tammany club is
made up of stalwart republicans , and the
members of the council combine belong
to the club. How are you , stalwarts ?
Tun now waterworks ordinance for
which Councilman Whcolor Is the
champion , is us full of holes ns a skim
mer. But even If it were as perfect us it
could possibly bo framed , Mr. Wheeler
would have to explain why his son and
partner' was made ono of the incorporators -
tors of the concern.
OMAHA'S manufacturing suburb ,
though In Us infancy , shows a degree of
activity and push that insures important
developments In the near future , The
ownora of the island are laying brond
nnd deep the foundation of an industrial
annex of Incalculable value to the future
growth of the city.
IT is worthy of note that the reduc
tion of the working force of the Union
Pacific coincide with K * McKlbbln's
reduction ofthtr company vurplua. The
toilers are tf\u \ coinjKiUod to make up
the shortcomings of official rascals.
Acconnixiv ; tp official authority , the
police talk toomuch. . Iloreaftor tl'rcc
nods and a wlnlt or a graceful upvwrd
movement of the elbow will servo all
A Itoont In Crackers.
The crnckorrank ra being consolidated they
ImvoonlyU ) await nn Increase of parrote to
realize largo profit * . It Is wosstolo that tlio
Ilostou schema' of taking a cracker to the
liquor table for every drink may help their
business a good deal.
Justice In N-w York.
For not obeying a summons to appear in
court a woman w.w taken from a sick bed and
lodged In jutl , nnd during a week's imprison
ment her now-born babe dtoil. Aut the jwor
bsodlers wore all lot off without Imprison
ment. Now York oQIcluls are not destitute
Bnr In the Senate.
All things considered , the senate finance
committee might as well hnvo reported back
the MoIClnley hill without amendment , The
changes it has made in Iho direction of lower
duties , although sufllctenUy numerous , are
not radical enough to satisfy the tariff reform
element of the country , or even of the repub
FnotH nnd Fljureg.
SI. Lnut , * ( Slolie-DtmocMt ,
In IS01 , when Lincoln became president ,
the total federal ro venues were only ? 10,500-
003 , or not quite one-fourth us much ns will
bo expended during the coming year for pen
sions. These llgures denote the wonderful
growth of the business of the government ;
and at the same time they servo to keep the
people romlmlotl of the cost of suppressing
the great democratic conspiracy In favor of
slavery and frco trade.
Stretching tlio Mnntlu ol' Patriotism.
It Is a bold thing to tell the truth about
pensions , and most men fear to bo accused of
unpatriotic or solllsh motives In objecting to
the supposed demands of old soldiers. But
the conference pension bill Is not born of put-
riotlsi.n and justice , nor is It based on princi
ples of good government. The republican
warty , it Is urged , stands pledged to do justice
to the soldier. Do pension appropriations of
nearly S100OIa,003 ) n year go for naught ?
Must $ < ) ,000l)00 ) moro bo given to prove that
the republican party is the soldier's ' friend I
That party pledged itself to bo Just , and it
lias redeemed the' pledge matrnitlcontly.
When It becomes rcclclossly extravagant it
forgets Its duty to the American people. A
dellcit of Sii,00tu0i ( ) ) , ) can never be explained ,
excused or extenuated.
VOICK OF TIIKSTATK PKI3SS.
. . i
Tun OMAHA BKK has cooked the guberna
torial geese of Mr. Broatch.
A Very lively Wraith.
lMi\rc.e \ Citizen.
If the WorU-Henild | considers Governor
Thayer dead politically why do they give so
much space to discussing him ! A dozen
articles reforriiifr'td him was on ono page of
last Sunday's paper. Verily , if he is u spirit
ho must hover unpleasantly near to the W.-H.
Harlun nnd Nottlcton.
Kuirntil l'liten > rlxe.
Hnrlan of Yoi'tits'.sahl to ba looming up
pretty strong for congress down In the Second
end district. Ho is ono of the men who ,
through the anti-monopoly movement , has
helped to make republican success In Ne
braska possible this f\ll. But won't there bo
n clash between Hnrlui : and Nettlotou if they
are both candidates for the ono nomination on
the strength of the same movement , !
Not WlilHky Men.
The list of bankers and business men of the
state who hnvo sigueJ against prohibition ,
published in the Omaha papers , is immense
nnd must have much weight in determining
the issues fooforo the people. It is the bone
and sinew of finance and trade protesting
against legislation that will stagnate busi
ness , paralyze industries and depreciate
values. There Is no sentiment In this. Men
who have signed la Fremont are nut your
whisky men nnd the same may bo said of
every list intho _ state. The admonition
should be heeded.
lias Dor.soy Kai-ncd His Salary.
Georgo'W. E. Dorsoy has represented this
district in congress for three toi'ins and ho has
actually accomplished but ono thing the
erection of u public building at Fremont. This
is all that his hemo paper seems to bo able to
say In his favor , nnd wo don't know as that
amounts to a great deal , as every man in con
gress has secured the erection of all the way
from ono to live such buildings. To sum the
whole matter up , the Third congressional dis
trict has been paying Dorsoy a salary for six
years and all aho has in return Is a public
building at Fremont. Now the question is ,
do the people of this district wish to po
longer represented by such a stick i
" \ValIn GaiiKnd by Fear.
The domocrutlo papers are now making
faces nt Governor Thayer because ho re--
selnded his proclamation calling u special
session of the legislature. They call him
weak nnd childish nnd say all manner of
ridiculous mid foolish things about .him. It
m real , genuine fear that actuates them.
They know the governor's popularity iu the
republican party nnd they tremble , knowing
that no democrat will stand the ghost of a
chance against Governor Thayer. They re
mind one of a boy In u dark room shouting
nnd yelling at th o top of his voice to frighten
the hobgoblins. Gbvornor Thayer made u
mlstnko in calling Special session , nnd had
the onlcinl nianho6il , 'honesty nnd strength of
character to rescind. It ; for which ho is entitled -
titled to the conllionjo | and rospoet of every
honest citizen of Nebraska.
Dirty "U''iolp Turner.
Personally the Tiinos luw no occasion to
squeal on the rosuil 8f the Turner circulars.
Wo throw thcmMnto the waste basket and
nuulono reply orepuunont. Yet it is not al
together agrecabfo to have n man or a sneak
try to entrap yo\J or lead you through the
channels of legltinialo business into a state
ment thut can bosfyofl to injure your reputa
tion. This dlrty ybolp of u bogus Tumor
tried to entrap the pftpors that nro friendly to
prohibition Into business , propositions that
might appear damaging , nnd when ho failed
to receive replies suQlcicntly sensational to
suit his purpose ho manufactured letters out
of whole cloth and soul them to the Voice fur
publication. In this way a number of papers
that were friendly to prohibition huvo turned
against it , and the loss of any ono of them
will do much more harm to the cause of pro
hibition In Nebraska than the Volco will do
good , The attempt to impose upon the pub-
Ushers of Nebraska wus n disreputable and
dirty uloco of business , nnd the forgeries uro
criminal und should bo punished.
As between the republican aud democratic
parties the furuicrclcuicut Is overwhelmingly
republican. Among them are thousands ol
ntllnnco men whoso fealty to the party can
only bo retained by the nomination of men In
lieu of tools. The day has como when the republican -
publican party c < ui not bo used as the Instru
ment for personal aggrandizement ; nor to
balk Justice 03 between the people and the
corporations. The defection In the mnka has
grown to such nn extent that an honest en
deavor to servo the people must bo clearly
apparent In nil Its deliberation * . All masks
nro oft ahd the light of publio scrutiny Is very
searching. It may bo that Jobbers will cap
ture the conventions but If they do the yawn
ing abyss of political oblivion is ready for
the candidates. Prudence suggests to an
ordinarily astute politician that It were
bolter to accede to the wishes of the voters
than to commit n blundering suicide. The
alliance republicans cnn select the delegates
to the county convention who , in turn can
dictate the delegates to the state convention.
If this Is done there Is yet hone that the
party may not bo cut down In the prime of
its usefulness , and It may continue , otico it
grasps the situation , to administer the affairs
of state In a manner moro Iu harmony with
Justice nnd good conscience.
8TA TK AXl ) TKttltlTOll I * .
N'chrnakn Jotting * .
MIke Mnhonoy has assumed editorial con
trol of the Hnrtlngton Herald.
The Frontier county republican convention
will bo held t Storkvillo July IU.
A Young People's Society of Christian En-
dcavor has been organized nt Gordon.
The Presbyterians of Wllsonvlllo nro buildIng -
Ing n now church to cost nearly $2,000.
A branch of the Women's Christian Tem
perance union has been organized nt Nordon ,
The Hed Willow county republican conven
tion has been called to moot at Bartloy , July
A Uebokah degree lodge of Oddfellows has
been Instituted nt Cortland with forty-four
charter members ,
The Webster county republican central
committee will meet nt Hed Cloud July 1 to
fix the data for the county convention ,
A dose of morphine given by mistake to the
infant child of E. II Alters , u Superior travel
ing man , caused Its death six hours later.
Alonzo Dennis , n thtrtocn-year-old boy ,
while herding cattle near Ilartington , was
tin-own from his horse nnd , his foot catching
in the stirrup , was dragged to death.
While putting a bit In a horse's mouth , M.
O. Allen of Blue Hill inserted his little linger
too far between the animal's jaws ami so lost
the useful member at the second joint.
A once happy homo nt Coleridge has been
broken up by n bad man and the town Is
scandalized. A traveling man named Ham
mer returned unexpectedly from a trip the
ether night and found his wife in the arms of
n brother commercial traveler. A scene en
sued , resulting in Mrs. Hammer leaving town
the next morning for parts unknown , and
Mr. Hammer starting cast with his two chil
The Great Northwest.
The Oregon hop crop Is extensive this year
nnd is about ready to harvest.
The city trustees of Sacramento , Cal. , have
revoked the licenses of a number of dives.
The next session of the Nevada grand
lodge , Knights of Pythias , will bo held at
Mrs. Houghtonn rustling real estate dealer
of Spokane Falls , Wash. , has made § . > oO,000
in four years.
N. A. H. Musou of Reno , Nov. , Is having
a band of faOO horses driven from Oregon to
Kern county , California.
The recent grand Jury at Pueblo , Col. ,
found indictments against twenty-live gam
blers under the state laws.
Two widows nro struggling in a Tacoma ,
Wash. , court to got the -t.'OO.lWO estate left
by Henri' Morgan , n gambler.
Thomas Bryant , n Butte , Mont. , boy , has
been acquitted of the murder of las mother ,
it being proved that the shooting was acci
An Indian preacher died at Davenport ,
Wash. , recently , aged 103 years. He be
longed to the ColviUo tribe and was known only
August Bresson of The Dalles. Ore. , be
came despondent over his sheep-herding life ,
and ended his troubles by putting a bullet in
Carpenters have commenced work on the
stables and stock yards at Allies City , Mont.
They are ocing built by the Northern Pacific
railroad and will cost &I5.000.
W. . U. Bihby , ex-deputy superintendent of
county schools , has been convicted ol forgery
at Fresno , Cal. There are nine other cases of
a similar character against Bihby.
The 8100 diamond ring stolen from Mrs. E.
Nagle of Cheyenne , \Vyo. , two weeks ago ,
lias been recovered by Sheriff Martin , who
did some very clovei- detective work on the
The Horse Sales association of eastern
Montana , recently organized nt Miles City ,
have decided to hold their first sale nt that
place during tno week beginning Septem
Governor Pennoycr of Oregon has roni-
muted the death sentence Clinton Pen-
nlngton , convicted at Baker Uity of the murder -
dor of Charles Balcom about u vcar ago , to
life imprisonment in the penitentiary.
Henry Graves of Sheridan , Ore. , was out
hunting the other day. While resting a hit
he used his right foot to keep the inuzzlo of
his rillo from getting clogged with dirt. The
gun went oil and now Graves can use his foot
for a telescope.
This is the wav they do it In the high-up
mining town of Bodlo , Cal. : "Clmrloy Car-
dine met John Kelley , alias "Ploeho" Kelley ,
on the street and llred .two shots ut htm.
Nolthor took etlect. Kclluy pulled and sent
n bullet into Gardlno's stomach , and ns ho
tried to run sent two moro into his back. Tlio
wounded man died next day. Cause of the
shooting unknown. "
An exciting accident occurred nt Bridgor's
Ferry , \Vyo. , the other day , while the passengers -
songors from Wenclover to Douglas were be
ing ferried across the Platte river empty.
Through same miscalculation the driver col
lided his team with the boat. A panic en
sued among the passengers , several of whom
were thrown into the river. All , however ,
were dually landed safely. Ono of tlio stage
horses was drowned.
Says n dispatch from Los Angeles , Cnl : I.
C. Van Dorcu , a recent arrival hero from Ne
braska , has had an experience ! In the lust two
weeks that would ordinarily make an average
man's life exciting. The first nlclit ho was
hero a friend whom ho met , broke , and with
whom he shared his room , robbed him of
§ 1-15 and n gold watch. Then Van Duron
went to work on the Ccrltos much unit the
tirst day slipped from a reaper and received a
cut which will crlpplo him for life. Today ,
however , luck changed for the Nebraska
man. Ho received word that n maiden aunt
had died In St. Louis , leaving him property
In that City and In Nebraska valued nt $70-
UOO. This afternoon Van Dorea loft fqr St.
Louis to enter into possession of his fortune.
PltOHIlUTlUN OH HIGH IjICKNSK ,
The Great Dclmtu at Dcntrloo July 5
Mr. S. S , Green , secretary of the Beatrice
Chautauqua assembly , send ! } Tin : Bui : the
following for publication :
There wilt ho a Joint debate on the ques
tion of "Prohibition vs. High License" nttho
Beatrice Chautnuqim assembly , beginning at
10 u. m. , July D , and ending the afternoon of
Samuel Dickie , chairman of the prohibition
national committee , mid Rev. Sam Small will
Hon. Edward Koiowntor , editor of TUB
BKI : , nnd Hon. John L. Webster of Omaha
will urguo for high license.
A Scarcity ol'
Mi.NNK.U'oi.in , Minn. , Juno "t. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : BUM , ] There Is a great
scarcity of laborers in this city , owing largely
to the great number employed in putting In
the electric street car lines. It Is said that
there Is talk of a strike among them for tl.TS
[ > or day. They uro now receiving # 1.00.
A special to the Evening Tribune from
Aslilund , Vila. , says that 500 men could get
work In the Bessemer mines in that region.
Killed by Kaiimis City Uoat.
KANfus ( Jiry , Mo. , Junu'44.Tho weather hero
during the past two duvs has been intensely
hot. Two deaths from that cause were reported
RESONABLE COMPENSATION ,
Transportation. Board Secretaries on Ne
braska Railroad Earnings.
SIX PER CENT A YEAR SUFFICIENT ,
IJInkolcjr Itefuscs to Identify Ills As *
aallnntH nnd the CASO la Dis
missed Onpltnl City
LINCOLN , Nob. , Juno 21 , [ Special to Tnn
Bii : : . | The secretaries of the state board of
transportation , nt a meeting 6f that body ou
Monday , presented a voluminous report upon
the relations existing iu Nebraska between
the earnings of the railroads nml their coat of
construction. The report was the result of
nn investigation made for the purpose of
ascertaining the need for alterations In the
existing rates of transportation.
The secretaries reported that In their opin
ion B to 0 per cent per annum was n roitsoim-
bio rate of not Income for the railroads and
that 7 per cent was not oxtertlonnto.
Tlio per cent of not earnings on the various
roads of the state are reported ns follows :
Fremont. ElUhorn & Missouri Valley , 2.5 ;
Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis & Omaha. 2.U ;
Chicago , Burlington & Qulncy , G.O ; Union
Pacific , less than 2 per cent.
Some Interesting ilgures nro produced show"
Ing the basis upon which thc.xo percentages
are reached. The secretaries reported their
utter inability to secure any reliable data ns
to the original cost or the present operating
expenses of the Union Pacific lines.
The secretaries report that there nro no
grounds upon which to base u reduction of
the preseiit maximum rates. The report
closes with the following words :
"A third less railroad mllcngo would per
form equally as well the accommodation re
quired by the public. There would bo some fif
teen millions less capital demanding nn Income
of the public mid rates might be reduced pro
portionally. It Is doubtful If any community
now possessed of these surplus roads would bo
willing to surrender them for the advantage
of lower rates. "
run iiLAKr.r.r.r CASE DISMISSED.
The case ngalnat Charles Smith , Byron
West , Charles Capo , S. B. Hutllold , Francis
Gladwin and William E. Moore , for attempt
ing to lynch G. W. Blnkcloy Sunday morn
ing , came to nn Inglorious ending in Judge
Cochran's court this morning. The defense
succeeded In getting n change of venue from
the nollco court. Blnkcley swore on the
stand this morning that ho could not identify
the defendants us his assailants ; that these
men did not like him , nnd no there
fore supposed they were the men
who assaulted him. This story wus
directly contrary to what Biakeley told the
police , and the prosecutingnttornoy was com
pelled to cross-examine his own witness , nnd
several times Inquired how nuch ho had
gotten for swearing this way. Mrs. Biakeley
could not identify the men , notwithstanding
they came hack three times after Blakeloy'H
clothing. She swore she was in another
room. Tlio court dismissed the defendants ,
but took occasion to caustically roast the
complaining witness , and warn him that If ho
ever came up there again it would go hard
with him if ho did 03 ho had done this timo.
The judge said n great crime had boon com
mitted , and ho believed the guilty parties
were before him ; yet us there was no evi
dence ho must discharge them.
Blukeloy has the reputation of being a
worthless fellow , nnd was arrested last night
nnd spent the night in Jail. This morning
the wife told the Judge that although ho had
taken her earnings nnd spent them for drink ,
nnd when she refused to give him any more
he hud beaten her. she would forgive him und
return homo with hinu They have several
times separated because of Ins abuse. The
court gave them some advice , roasted
Blukeloy some moro , and told them to go
home and llvo In peace.
Till ! VIADUCT flRTS A 1H.ACK KTK.
The proposed viaduct over the tracks on
North Twelfth street received u black eye at
the council meeting last evening. City En
gineei-Townley reported that the estimated
cost of the structure would bo S-i-l.iiua , Air.
Archibald stated that ho had bilked with Su-
[ jeriuteudout Bignall of the B. & M. and Mr.
lliithburn of the Missouri Pacific , and both
these gentlemen stated that if their roads
were to have n hand iu building the viaduct
they wished to have something to
say conecrninR the location. Both
railroad companies much preferred Tenth
street. Mr. Archibald most vigorously op
posed tlio Twelfth street plan , branding it as
t real estate scheme to increase the price of
somebody's property. Ho did not believe iu
jiving away the people's money for such a
purpose. IIo moved that the matter bo laid
ni the table and the motion carried with a
CITV NEWS AM ) NOTES.
The commencement exercises of the elocu
tion department of Wcsloynn university oc
curred last evening. The declaimers were
Miss Myrtle Applobee , Harvey Blaehely and
Miss Kate Scothorn.
The butchers of the city hnvo entered a
irotest to the city council against the present
orm of meat Inspection , saying that It dis
criminates in favor of out-of-town dealers.
The city attorney nnd Judiciary committee
ire considering the matter.
Last evening Mr. M. A. Law of the Uoclc
Island road addressed the city council con
cerning the line from Chicago to Denver. Ho
said that If the bonds were voted work would
bo commenced ou the road about the middle
At 10 a. IP. tomorrow occurs the grand
urnfest parade. In addition to the various
turner societies there will bo in line a number
of mounted police , fcveral bauds and military
( J. H. Albright commenced proceedings
flday in tlio county court to recover Ins
'our-mouths-old child. It is now held by
Thomas Manslleld and wife. Mrs. Mansfield
lulnis the child was given her on the duath-
jcd of the mother.
John Austin was arrested tonight for forg-
ng u check for $ iO ou tlio New York Fair.
Providence Telegram : Lying Is wicked ,
jut , thank goodness , it is not unfashionable.
Utica Herald : Como to think of It , the
glacial period was really the original puck
St. Paul Pioneer-Press : "Now , then , " en
quires a Canadian paper , "what Is u crank ! "
Vliy , tlio ether follow , of course.
Terra Haute Express : Even us a razor ,
o does It sharpen a man to bo . .trapped.
Boston Courier : "Great cry and llttlo
vool , " was what the colored man said ou bo
ng .shown his new born baby.
New York Sun : "And where Is your llttlo
irothur , Flossie ! "
"Oh , we's been divorced. "
'Divorced ! "
"Yes ; mamma's got him nnd papa's got
Boston Courier : ' "Thoy say Miss Brown
has got the rocks. "
"It Is true. "
"Aro you going to propose ! "
"I haven't got the band. "
Now York Suu : "It's u confounded shame , "
said the museum man.
"What Is I"
"Tlio dog catchers came In here nnd scooped
the dog-fuced boy , because ho wasn't ' muz
" Terre Ilnuto Express : "Ho Is too lazy to
go to sloop. " i j
"Oh ! the Idea. "
"Fact , nevertheless. Ho Just simply falls
Tlio flannel shirt you were last year
With such abundant joy ,
Is such a Hhrinklng llttlo'lhliig ,
You give it to your boy.
Yonkers Statesman : Yeast "Did you win
anything at the races I"
Crlmsonboak "No ; I only l ot on ono
hoi-su , and ho reminded mo of the Btruwborry
in Mrs. Blull's shortcake. "
"How's that ! "
"Ho wasn't In it. "
Clothier and Furnisher : Customer I want
to get an unabridged dlctlonurv.
Clerk Yessir. Wulntor or Worcostorl
Customer MnkoK no difference. It's the
only thing that will Itcop my trousorn from
Chicago Tribune : "How.is uusinc i < " In
quired u friend.
"Slow , " replied the stockholder In the
cemetery association. "But smro , " uo udJ * .
Tlio Actress Tnkon nn Ovoriloso of
Clilornl nml Ncnrly Dies.
Loxnox , Juno 21. [ Special Cablegram U
Tnn Bnn. ] Mndnmo Sara IJenilmnlt , who
Is now performing "Joan of Arc" nt Her Ma
jesty's theater In this dty , had n narrow '
cape from death cnrly this morning. Mndamo djL
Hcrnlmrdt returned to the Savoy hotciwhero
shots stopping , nt nn early hour from r/ %
theater nnd retired. Finding It Impossible
sleep she determined to tnlto chloral , "but by
accident took 120 grains , whloh was nn over
dose , nnd disastrous effects were soon appar
ent. She npi > ciUTMl to bo dying , nnd several
physicians were Immediately summoned nnd ' -
remedies were nt once applied. It was four \
hours , however , lioforo nny innrlted improve
ment was perceptible In Mndamo Hemlmrdt's
condition and she was pronounced out of
danger. She Is now recovering.
TltEV TAWJKn THK WIHK.
DlHOovcry ofn Smooth Ploco ofWork
fr lloliulnff Pool Itoonifl.
SAK Fiuxcisco.Cal. , JttnoSI. [ SpecialTel-
egramtoTiir. Br.i : . ] About nyear ago tlio
Western Union's wires going to the pool
rooms were successfully tapped by sharpers
nnd the bookmakers lost thousands of dollars ,
SInce then n number of efforts liavo been
made to Intercept messages giving the nnnlos
of winders , but none liuvxs been successful for
nny length of timo. Yesterday the police
arrested two men , William Fiillon , of the
well Iniowti Son Jose family , n brother of' ' Al.
Fnllon , nnd J. W. Nnglo , n telegraph opera
tor formerly employed by the Western Union.
Nnglo was dlScntirgcd about two years ngo
after being detected in crooked work. The
mon were caught in room 0 of the lionsou
block on Pine street. There was a complete
equipment of batteries , keys , sounders , ro-
ccivers and various other Instruments em
ployed In telegraphy. IJy a clover median-
leal arrangement the operators hud succeed
ed In making the tap so that It was almost
Impossible to detect It.nnd every arrangement
hail been completed for the roobery of pool
sellers on the races nt Shcopahond Buy nnd
Superintendent Frank .Taynos of the telegraph -
graph company mild that Fulton Is an export
electrician and the instruments for tapping
the current were the most Ingenious ho hud
THK Cir.lXOK OF
Tjomlon PI-OSH Comment on tlio Swltoli
on the TJOCIIHO | Kill.
LONDOX , Juno 2-1. [ Special Cablegram to
Tun BKI : . ] The Times. , commenting ou the
government's change of programme with ref
erence to the Hccnso bill , saysThe : gov
ernment have again shifted ground nnd have
given their enemies the right to sny that they
know neither their own minds nor the minds
of their followers. There is no reason to sup
pose that the obstructive tactics of the oppo
sition will bo in the slightest degree relaxed
owing to thu concessions which Mr. Smith
Ingeniously supposes will end the contro
The Chronicle says the government made
the announcement only under the pressure of
n diminishing majority and the well grounded
fear of Impending defeat.
Tim Standard says : "Tho ministers can
not Hatter themselves on having purchased
the good will of their opponents. All they
can hope Is that they have made It easy for
their professed adherents , who have hitherto
viewed the bill with dislike or IndllTreenco , to
pivo them a cordial and .sustained usslstanco
In forcing the measure through parliament. "
Tlio Gas Trust Money.
NRW YOIIK , Juno 34. The trustees of the
Chicago gas trust In this city and Philadel
phia today signed nn order directing the Phil
adelphia trust company to my nil money to
Receiver Davis , lie will distribute it among
the stockholders as soon as checks are made
ICcpubllouu State Convention.
The republican electors of the stutn of Nil (
braska are requested to send delegates from ,
their heverul counties to meet In convention l
the city of Lincoln. Wednesday. July 21 , ntM V
o'clock p. in. , for the purpose of placing In V
nomination candidates for the following * ialo
ollloes : V
Heeretary of Stato.
Auditor of Piibllu Accounts.
Attorney Uciieril. :
Commissioner of Publle Lands nnd Ilultil-
Superlnlendent.of I'ubllu Instruction.
And thu transaction ( if .such other business
as may come before the convention.
TIIK Al'I'OKTIONMl-.NT. -j
Tlio several counties are entitled to repre
sentation as follows , being bused upon Ilio
vntu oust for Hon. Goal-go H. Hastings , pre.sl-
ilcntlal elector In 1SSS , giving ono dutaguto-tit-
larjo to ench county , nnd one for each 150
votes and thu major fraction thereof :
It Is recommended that no proxies bo ad
mitted to the convention , and Unit the doln-
KiituH iiH'sent be authorized to ctiht the full
vote of the dull-gallon.
Ii. U. HiriiAiiiH , Chairman.
. SHKI.KV Beorolary.
- - .
On account of our largo
nnd inorouHinu 1'rnutico ,
wo hnvo 11KMOVI3I ) to
moro upnoiouH nnd con
Drs. Betts & Bctts ,
1409 Douglas St. Omahti ,
LOAN AND TRUST
nnd Guaranteed Capital. . . . (
I'uldln Uapltal . ; MWI
llnys and tuilU Htookn and bonds ) imKotluti" *
. 'oiiininrulul imjiiir ; roculvtM und c.xi'uiiu-s
truiilMi a tx as trims fur aiseiit and truntuo i > r
corporation * , tultus uhurtfo of iiropurty , col
lects tuxu * . _ _ _ _ _
OmahaLoan & TrustCo
5.E. Corner IGth nnd Douglas St-s
I'uld In Unpltnl .
! nml ( limranlMi-d Cupltnl. . .
Liability of Ktoeklioldum . *
0 I'ur Cunt In tu runt 1'iild on Deposits , If
OflleorijA. U. Wyniaii. prunldt'iit , J.J.llrowa
vk'u-pru ldunt , W. T. wyiiiuu , Uuiisiirur.
LMrector.-1-A. V , Wyiiiuu. J. II. Jlllltird. J. J
llrown , ( Jijy U. Itiirlon , K.V. . Nuati ,
J. Klmbu , I , UuoriiO U , 1/uUo.
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