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TUB United Stales Bonato worked
80 hours Saturday. Even the heathen
Chinese will take oft his hat to that per
THE hatchet Is buried on the frontier.
It is to bo bopAd that it will never ho
dug up ngain. this side of the happy
L , loth to say farewell , is said
to have nn outlc on the Chicago nmyor-
ulty , a uluco lor which the supply al
ready exceeds the demand.
THE news of ox-Governor Thayor'a
eorious illness will bo learned with re
gret by nil the people of the state , with
out distinction of party.
MINNESOTA claims the biggest land
slide of recent years. If It is bigger than
the landslide of a certain cold day last
November wo don't want to see it.
THE legislature should not forgot that
it is an expensive luxury at $2,000 a day ,
I _ _ nnd that it would bo becoming to give
the people something for the money.
IT is n , grievous waste of energy for
Omaha to sand missionaries to China
while the state capital atTords such a
vast uncultivated field "for human , en-
SIDKUY DILLON is at Washington ,
working for the extension ot tlrto Union
Pacific debt. There is some probability
that Mr. Dillon will find that ho has
fallen upon ovfl times.
Tin : prohibitionists have decided to
publish a daily newspaper in Boston. It
is to bo feared that oven free coinage
will not increase the currency fast enough
to moot their demands.
THE fact that every corporation In the
railroad syndicate carries a keen-edged
toothpick In its sleeve foreshadows a
spirited cutting match before the pool
becomes a thing of life.
IT IS a wise political party that cheer
fully bows to conditions as they are , and
actively works to fulfill the pledges
umdo to the psoplo. Any party which
attempts to override law and the popu
lar will Is doomed to early death.
THE honors and attentions paid to ox-
Lieutenant Governor Molklojohn are the
more gratifying because they evidence
public regard for the oflleiul who fear
lessly upholds the law nnd faithfully de
fends the will of the people legally ex
TIIK proposition to increase the dis
trict judges to thirty , instead of twenty ,
should bo carefully considered in all its
bearings. It would add $25,000 , to the
expense nccountof the state , but it wouli ]
"furnish a relief to suitors that is undoubtedly
odly demanded , Nebraska courts arc
crowded with business , and the people
refused to increase the number of supreme
promo judges at the last election. The
present measure deserves to ho well debated
bated , however , before It is accepted.
COINCIDENT with the encouraging
news from Franco that there is promise
of an early modification or removal o
the restrictions upon the importation o
American moats into that country comei
the statement that the pork packers o
Canada are demanding' increase o
duties on pork products from the Unlte <
States. The packers of Canada claln
that under the existing tariff rates then
they Imva no protection whatever fron
the competition of the America !
packers , and that as a CODEC
quonco the latter practically centre
the Canadian markot. They wit
therefore bring all possible pressure t
bear at the coming session of parlininon
for a higher rntu of duty on all pork
and there will also bo an oflort made ti
put some restrictions upon the compel !
tion In moss hoof , which is largely ii
favor of American shippers. In view o
the strong sentiment in Canada in fuvo
ol a policy of tariff retaliation , it wouli
not bo nt all surprising if the packer
euccoeded in obtaining the protoatloi
they want , with the result of niatorlall ;
reducing our Canadian boot and porl
AKOTIIEll ItUroLUTIONAltY SCHEME.
The two houses of the legislature !
will meet in Joint convention to
morrow to determine the contest
over- the various executive ofllcors.
Under the law governing con
tests for executive ofllccs the speaker of
the house will preside , and the members
are to net as judge and jury in rendering
It is proposed and urged -by the law
yers who have carried on the contest for
the independents that the depositions in
the contest case bo referred to o-special
committee and that this committee shall
report Ha findings to the joint
convention for ratification. In
other words , it is proposed
that the legislature shall delegate the
duty devolving upon its members , indi
vidually nnd collectively , to n packed
jury of 15 men , organized from the out-
Bet to return a verdict which 1ms been
agreed upon by a caucus of ono party
only , and possibly only a domineering
fraction of that party , under whip nnd
spur of paid attorneys who have reck
lessly misrepresented the testimony ad
Such a schema Is revolutionary and at
variance with the plain letter of the law
and spirit of the constitution. The law
directs that the legislature shall hoar and
dot'crmino every contest over an exec
How can the loglslnturo hear unless
every word of the testimony is read
within the hearing of its members.
Will it take any longer to road the
testimony before the legislature tlmn it
would before the committee ? Would
any man of honor feel justified in voting
away the riglit.of any man who has re
ceived a plurality of the votes cast in
November without hearing the evidence ?
Twenty years ago , when the legisla
ture of Nebraska impeached the gov
ernor nnd auditor for malfeasance In
olllco , the final verdict was only reached
after a five months' session. Every word
of testimony , verbal or otherwise , was
icard by the senate before it came to a
rote , and nobody oven dreamed of pro
posing that a committee should usurp
the functions devolving upon the whole
body acting in the capacity of a jury.
OTlio anarchists who are prompting the
.oglslaturo to revolutionary proceedings
liavo not only nrgod that the hearing
; md findings of the contest shall bo
landed over to a packed jur y of fifteen but
that the committee shall dispense with
the reading of the testimony , and in its
stead take the garbled and perverted
briefs prepared by the lawyers
who at the outset of the session ad
vised them to trample the constitution
under foot , ignore the law and sot at
defiance the orders of the supreme court.
This is the most audacious as well as
the most infamous proposition that has
over been made to any representative
body sworn to obey the constitution and
discharge its duties faithfully and Im
What are these pretended briefs which
the prohibition lawyers are trying to
substitute for testimony ? A tlssuo of
falsehoods and an ingenious suppression
of facts. These lawyers know very well
that they are Imposing upon credulous
men , not versed in the trickery and jugglery
glory of the unprincipled attorney. They
would not dare to attempt such a perversion -
version of facts in a court of justice , and
they know that if they attempted such a
downright falsification of testimony bo-
fqro the supreme court they would bo
disbarred and driyen from the profession
Take , for instance , their "Driofs : > as
regards the alleged bribery of natural
ized citizens. They declare unhlush-
Ingly that 3,000 voters wore bribed to
vole for Boyd and the republican state
olllcors , except Richards , by an agreed
payment for their papers conditioned
that they should vote for these candi
Now there IB not ono scintilla of testi
mony to sustain any such charge. They
cannot cite a single witness who swore
that ho made any agreement with any
foreigner to furnish liim free naturaliza
tion on condition that ho would vote for
or against any partifilar candidate
They cannot cite the testimony of ono
man who would say that ho was Influ
enced to vote for or against any particu
lar candidate bytho parties who paid
for his naturalization papers or by these
who procured them for him.
The same shameless perversion of the
truth characterizes the entire pamphlet
of the mercenary lawyers who are labor
ing so hard to have their garbled ver
sion ol the testimony take the place of
the real evidence.
Such a course would not only bo revo
lutionary but a travesty on justice.
THE JATER-SIVU'fi UllWOE.
The arbitrary action of the Union Pa
cific in repudiating its contracts with
the Hock Island and Milwaukee roads
has awakened Omaha and Nebraska to
the absolute necessity of a bridge that
shall bo owned by a company whoso In
terests are identified with the growth
nnd prosperity of the city , and will bo a
guarantee that the bridge shall bo ac
cessible on equal and reasonable terms
to all railroads that are willing to make
use of it.
Tin : BEE has insisted on the incor
poration of these conditions in the bridge
charter , and demanded that no chariot
bo granted which does not contain them ,
Wo are pleased to note that the amended
charter , which wo nro informed is satis
factory to the Interstate bridge com
pany , embodies these provisions. To the
amended bill TIIK BEE can and doe :
glvo Us hearty support.
Amongsovoral provisions of partlculai
Interest to Omaha the following is ox
pllclt and fully covers the demand of oui
citizens : "All railroads reaching the
Missouri river near said point olmll have
unobstructed approach to nnd passage
over Bald bridge for engines , cara ane !
tralnsjit reasonable charges. "
Another excellent section of the charter
tor provides that "In case the owner 01
owners of said bridge nnd the sovora' '
railroad companies , or any ono of their
desiring its use , shall fall to agree upor
the sum or sums to bo paid and upor
rules and conditions to which each shal
conform in using said bridge , all matters
tors at issue between thorn shall bo do
cldod by the secretary of war. "
This precludes the possibility of dis
crimination for or against any road 01
roads and provides a tribunal for sum
mnry soltlomont of disputes without the
odious delays o' legal litigation which
ro BO annoying nnd datnnclnp to public
ntorosts. Wltli these provisions in-
lortcd wo ulnforoly hope that the Ne
braska delegation will tnko prompt ,
united and active measures to secure the
granting of the charter at once.
CAVVVS on COXSl'IIUOY.
The right of the independents who
onstltuto a majority of our legislature
o follow- the footsteps of the old parties
n enforcing discipline among members
annot bo called in question. It is true
hey have often and bitterly denounced
and opposed the party caucus , but it is
heir privilege to change front nnd bo-
omo ardent supporters of methods which
hey nnd the people who elected them
uivo heretofore condemned. It-was a
matter of military necessity when they
organized the legislature , to hold their
nonibors together by caucus rule. It
may bo necessary nnd will bo eminently
> roper for them to invoke the power of
ho caucus In the future whenever they
vnnt to harmonize upon measures which
hey deem essential to the welfare nnd
prosperity of the state , or to the politi
cal advancement of their party.
But there is a broad line to bo drawn
botwcun political action "and the dis
charge of judicial duties. A party cau
cus may pledge members to support cer
tain candidates and they may pledge
members to oppose or support certain
noasuros. But King Caucus has no
right to swing a club over any man's '
conscience. A caucus that would seek
, o bind members of n legislative boely to
expel any member or convict any olllcor
on trial before It when sitting ns a court
of impeachment would bo a consplacy. .
And the same Is true of any attempt to
ilodgo or bind members to unseat any
state ofllcer whoso election is contested ,
Such a thing as a caucus forestalling
; ho verdict of the United Slates senate
or the house of representatives on the
admission or unseating of any member of
either body has never boon hoard of ,
The republican party as a body was bit
terly opposcel to Andrew Johnson but no
caucus over dared to dictate to repub-
liciin senators how they should vote on
the articles of Impeachment preferred
It is highly creditable the inde
pendents of the legislature that they re
sent the attempt of interested outsiders ,
who intend to filch thousands of dollars
out of the state treasury for lawyers'
fees , to pledge them in advance through
the caucus as to how they are to vote la
the pending contest cases regardless of
the evidence or the law.
The highest prerogative of the law
maker is his right to vole according to
his honest convictions. Around each
member the constitution has placed the
most ample safeguards. The lawmaker
is free to say what ho thinks about any
man or measure and cannot bo maelo ac-
counlablo In any court for his utter
ances. Ho is exempt from all civil pro
cess nnd all criminal prosecution except
for treason , felony or broach of the
peace , not only during the session but 15
No self-respecting member will sur
render his prerogatives and obey the
behest of any caucus on questions tha.t
are to bo determined by him when ho is
called upon to act both as a judge and
juror , nor can ho do so without violating
the obligations of his official oath.
SOUNDTNO THE SILVHlt POOL.
After many weeks of delay a commit
tee of the lower house of congress has
begun to sound the depths of the silver
pool in which it is alleged that congress
men were interested.
The , first day's testimony brought out
little of real importance. Trio future
developments will bo watched wltli in
terest. All that the public knows is that
the men who were heavily interested in
creating nn inexhaustible market at a
fixed price for the products of their
mines sent a largo lobby to Washington
to help the bill through. A few weeks
ago there was the gravest doubt
about its chancesin the house.
It is claimed'now that the
tide has turncel. If it has
certain men and interests will profit
largely as a result. Members of congress -
gross who know the fate of the measure
had a chance to speculate advantage
ously on the strength of their informa
tion , nnd it is claimed that the expect
ant billionaires helped them to elo BO.
A few newspapers and members boldly
claim that It is perfectly proper for n
congressman to buy silver if ho wants
to. The people do not think so. They
want a grave public question like this
settled by men who have no speculative
Interests involved in the result. And
they want to know now just how far this
interest influenced them In their votes.
Congress can turn the present
investigation into a success era
a farce , as it chooses. If It ie
an honest investigation its find
ings will bo cheerfully accepted , and the
moro so if they are creditable to the
country. If it Is merely a urocoss o
whitewashing it will neither remove the
suspicion that exists , or sllonco the de
nmndfor a knowledge of all the facts.
George Bancroft , one of the most dis
tingulshod Americana of this century , is
The Ufa of this venerable man hat
been coeval with the development of the
United States in the period succeeding
the establishment of the union under the
constitution. Ho was born under the
presidency of John Adams. Ho' was
about to enter Harvard university whor
the war of 1812 broke out. Ho was
already prominent in public affaln
when the second Adams became prosl
dent. Ho published the first volume o
a monumental work while Andrew Jack
son was in the white house. Ho sorvei
as secretary of the navy in the cablno
of Polk. Ho was minister to Gron
Britain In 1810 , and was successively ac
credited to Prussia , the North Gorauu
confederation nnd the German empire ii
1807 , 1SOS nnd 1871. Ho pronounced thi
eulogy upon Abraham Lincoln bofon
congress in 1800. Ho has boon the spectator
tater at close range of every nntlonu
event that 1ms occurred since the clos <
of hia active public life.
ThusGeorgo Bancroft , f6r nearly tin
whole of his preat ugo of 01 years , wni
personally acquainted wllh every im
lortnnt public man , every historic
vent , every national epoch. Ho could
ay of almosrimi whole of iho present
enttiry , "Allof which I saw nnel a part
of which I whs. "
But the gtjoat sorvlco of this remark
able man whs not rendered as a states-
nan or dlplonat ) , though ho won laurels
n both of thiso exalted fields. Ho will
> o romomboroiTaa the historian of the
Jnited States nbovo and boyontl all com-
> arlson , as MffCiluloy was the historian
of England and Gibbon of Rotno. This
vas the chleif vilrk of his life , and it is
ils true title-jttuiunb. No man over op-
trenched , the 'groat' ' undertaking with
totter preparation or carried it out with
bolter opportunities. The splendid edu
cation which ho had gained nt Ilarvnrd
10 polished by a subsequent course at
Jottingon , in Germany. Ho had access
to the best materials for his history that
existed in the now world and the old.
lo was personally acquainted with the
ocalltlesund ninny of the survivors of
, ho events ho described. Ho enjoyed
, ho confidence of every person and asso
ciation possessing any of the records or
relics of the past Thus equipped and
surrounded , ho produced a work that is
-ho brightest ornament of our historical
literature and that ranks with the best
works of the world.
Mr. Bancroft ItVod far beyond the al
lotted ago of man ami passed away while
In the enjoyment of all the comforts and
satisfaction that wealth , friends and
fame can bestow. Llito Emerson , ' 'ho
died first at the top , " but his marvelous
mind lived in full vigor until less than a
year ago. Ills rnirao will endure as long
as his work , which is immortal.
POSTAL TKLEOHAVllT ,
Postmaster tianoral Wnnamnkor re
cently addressed a loiter to Congress
man Evans , chairman ol the subcommittee -
too on postal telegraph , in which ho
urges that early action bo taken on the
question of reporting to the house the
bill in the hands of the commltloe , and
suggests that any decision will at least
lot the people know whore postal tol-
ographv stands. The po tmaslor gen
eral says that e-ommunlcations to the de
partment evidence a widespread public
interest in the subject and ho contributes
to the strength of his own position by
submitting a report made by Mr. Ding-
ham , at present chairman of the com
mittee on postofliccs and post roads , to
the Forty-seventh congress favoring
postal telegraphy. This report pre
sented a very strong argument for the
proposed system and was especially
vigorous in its arraignment of the West
ern Union telegraph company for persistent -
sistont hostility to the establishment of
a postal telegraph system controlled by
the govorntnont'in connection with the
postofllco service of Iho country , and its
use of agencies and inlluoncos to defeat
every attempt , ) establish such a system.
The reference to this report made eight
years ago is pertinent and valuable.
The hill of Mr'Evans ' , which is. under
consideration by the sub-commitlee , is
not a radical mo.isuro. It is limited in
scope and oxpStjimontal in its provisions.
It does not propose- anything that can
not be > shown to -entirely feasible /and
practicable. It has boon favorably passed
upon by the chairman of the committee
on postofllcos and post roads , who is
high authority. It is acceptable to the
postmaster general , whoso views of how
postal telegraphy should bo inaugur
ated are eminently safe nnd censer
vative. It is unquestionable that the
great majority of the American people
are in favor of the establishment of the
system. The weight of argument is
overwhelmingly on that sido. The
people want a cheaper and moro
olllcient telegraph service , and
they can bo assured of getting it only by
the plan proposed. The telegraph has
become as much of a public necessity , by
reason of the methods and exigencies of
modern business , as the postal service
is , nnd it should bo made moro largely
available to the public both by cxtcnd-
.ing its fucilitios and choapcning'its ' cost.
This should not wait upon the will or
ntorosts of a private corporation. It is
the duty of the government , for the pro
motion cf the igonoral wolfar.o , to pro
vide a telegraph system in connection
with the postal borvico which will en
able the people tbomploy more freely the
moro rapid method of communication on
terms that will warrant its larger use ,
nnd there is no good reason why the per
formance of that duty should bo post
poned. The present congress is thor
oughly informed as to what It is desirable
to do now , public bcnlimontis in favor
of the proposed policy , and there Is no
necessity for delay or for leaving this
matter to bo settled by a future con-
gross. There is promise that the postal
telegraph bill will bo reported ot an
early day , but what Iho action on it will
bo can not bo predicted with certainty.
There is believed , however , to bo a bet
tor prospoct'of a favorable result than
over before. At any rate it will bo well ,
as the postmaster general has suggested ,
to lot the people know where postal
Tun phenomenal mildness of the
woathor.thls scqspn gives force to the
belief that the climatic conditions of the
wefat nnd northwest are undergoing n
radical change. It i& needless to seek
causes or dlscusg/tiicorles. It is enough
to know that tho. people of the trans-
Missouri region have been especially
favored. Had tljp' ' winter boon ono ol
average severity the distress resulting
from a partial failure of crops would
have been intensified nnd the consequences
quences littlq , short of calami
tous. These are strong reasons
for conjrratul&lldn nnd thankful
ness. Our pee j fortune is rendered
moro conspicuous bv contrast with lest
favored regions. The north Atlnutle
states have boon ravaged by a succcsslor
of blizzards , in many places the mercury
registering 40 ° beilow zero , and groal
damage Inlllctod on business. The winter
tor in Europe is a record breaker. The
oldest Inhabitant cannot recall its equal
for no winter since 1SW can approach it
in severity and extent. From Londot
to Vienna and from St Petersburg t <
Marseilles , empires are in the clutch o
the north king , rivers are frozen , tralll <
suspended , incalculable dutnngo inillctoe
on trade , nnd the miseries of the poor In
tonsliiod. What little distress exists it
this region of the footstool is Inslgnlfl
cant compared with the acute sulTorin (
ol the people In other sections of the
world. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IF the action of the British govern
ment In approving the appeal of the supreme
premo court of the Canadian minister of
justice for a writ of prohibition in the
case of the decree of forfeiture ngnlnst
the vessel seized three years ago in
Johrlnp ; sea was derogatory to the dig-
illy of the government nnd peoploof the
Jnited States , con cress should promptly
express its judgment to that effect. Res
olutions have boon presented In both
ho senate and house declaring that the
action of the Imperial government of
5roat Britain is not In consonance with
the dignity of the government and
rnoplo of the United States nnd the respect -
spoct that Is duo to the president of the
United States , nnd if there is good
ground for this view there ought to bo
10 hesitation in giving it Iho slrongost
Dosslblo proclamation. The proceeding ,
t is generally admitted , Is without precedent -
codont ; but , on tno other hand , it lias
the nppvsaranco of a very Important con
cession which this government could
mrdly reject without having the most
conclusive rnnsons for doingso. . Doubt-
ess the judicious course is to allow the
matter to rest where it Is , subject to the
decision of the supreme court regarding
its jurisdiction. Denunciation of the
action , In the event that the court as
sumes jurisdiction , would not bo alto
gether creditable to congress or the
THE old guard is gradually resuming
control of the operating departments of
the Union Pacific. There is an element
of retributive justice in the chango.
Many of these called back to their old
positions were dismissed under former
managements merely to make room for
Favorites. Their return is n tribute to
their ability and faithful sor.vlco.
Goes by Threes.
IVatlttngian l'o < t.
Nebraska gains thrco congressmen under
the new census. EverythluR seems to bo
running In threes out that way.
Church and State.
lioitnn ( Jlulje.
Emrrm Abbott bequeathed $ . " ,000 apiece to
eight illlTcrciit churches. This should help
towards building ft bridge across the bloody
chasm that separates church and stago.
Our Honor Safe.
Conflclenco in Secretary Blatno's ability to
cope with British diplomacy appears to bo
unlimited. Even Blalno's democratic enemies
concede that ho can bo trusted to maintain
the honor of this republic.
HTA.TE 2'RKSS CO3I3IKHT.
Tclcamah Burtonoan : Tim OMAHA BEE In
creased its circulation over six thousand lost
Grand Island Independent : Nebraska can
boast of ono "dofocto Rovornor" ono "eie-
funoto governor" and a quartette of oxpocto
Kearney Hub : Speaker Elder continues to
show the right kind of mottle. While not up
in parliamentary usage ho has honesty and
good sense , and is not in the least disposed to
put tils foot In any mess before knowing that
ho Is right. The Hub repeats that Speaker
Elder Is all right.
Hustings Nebroskan : Of all the correspondents
spondents on the Pine Hidgo battle ground
the ono representing TUB OMAHA. BEE is bond
and shoulders above the rest. His pen pic
tures of the situation show the master's
band. Ho Is certainly the Archibald Forbes
of the western war correspondents , and THE
Bnc's enterprise In securing a man of bis ca
pacity for this work cannot bo too highly
Scward Reporter : Hon. William Lcoso
bos closed his six years of service ns attorney
general , In which ho has done very much that
is entitled to credit , Nebraska never had n
more faithful or energetic public servant. In
his long term of ofllcial life Mr. Loose has
made many warm friends , nnd necessarily
many enemies also. But his worst enemy
cannot point to nn ofllcial net that was not
inspired by an earnest doslro to do what was
right. His worfc may bo criticised , but the
people of the state , irrespective of party ,
unlto in pronouncing him an honest man.
Beatrice Democrat : As might have been
expected , the passing of the Union Pnclllo
railroad Into the hands of Jay Gould lias im
pressed the people of Nebraska with the
necessity of Immediately foreclosing the gov
ernment mortgage upon that concern. The
Nebraska legislature is considering n con
current resolution asking the delegation In
congress from this state to talto Immediate
stops tolmvothls foreclosure pushed , nnd our
congressional delegation can In no way bettor
servo their constituency Juan by having that
road sold and operated upon its actual valu
The Indian takes a government rational
view of existence.
Texas SIf tings : The actress who is " woddcd
to her art" gets a divorce as soon as the richt
man comes along. _ _ _ _ _
Manhattan : Ilo ( deeply In love but proud
ns Lucifer ) Do you love mol She No. Ho
Well , I fancied you did , you know , and I
wanted to toll you I'm ' already engaged.
Milwaukee Sentinel : "Look out , " hovdod
the impatient victim In the barber's chair.
"Do you thinlt you'ro carving in wood ! "
"No , sir ; more lilco etching on brass. "
Epoch- Taxpayer ( shivering ) I can't af
ford to buy suflliilent underclothing at Mc-
Klnloy prices nnd I'm ' all In a chill.
Great Statesmen Got u chill , oh ! Well ,
tber's no duty oa quinine.
Harper's Ba/ar : "Cousin Ethel , I want
you to bo my wife. " "Family history es
tablishes qullo another precedent ; Henry :
my mother was a Bister to your father. I
think we'll ' follow the precedent. "
Good News-SclcnTuio : Guest "What do
you think of Prof. Koch's great discovery
for the euro of consumption 1" Hostess ( who
Is not much of a newspaper reader ) "Well
t1 toll ye tli1 truth , I hain't ' much faith in
anyo' those era tMtcnt medicines. "
Washington 1'ost : A nwn who was wnlk-
inir Bldowfsu , so ns to bo sure to sec the moon
over his right shoulder , stumbled against a
fruit stand , ruined his host dotues , got nr-
rcstctl , and was lined In the police court for
malicious destruction of property.
Now York Weekly : Mrs. Wcstcnd Good
morning , Mr. Nortnond , I want to run In
and boo your wlfo. Is sue nt liomoj Mr.
Northond Yes ; sho'll bo at homo ull day.
"When I left she was trying to mnko up her
uilnd to go out and 1mvo a tooth pulled.
Texas Slftlngs : First Club Man ' 'You
should respect my gray Ii air , and not use
such language to mo. " Second Club Man
"But , my deiirslr , you are oxcitod. You for
got that you are bald-headed , " First Club
.Man "That makes nodltteronco. You should
respect the gray hair I should have had If ]
had rorualnud single. "
- Now York Weekly : Too Much Iron Doo-
tor Did you got that mixture of wine nnd
iron that I ordered ! Deacon Waters Yes ,
it was lint ruto. Never enjoyed a bottle ol
medicine batter in my life. Drank It up with
out tnluu' breath. Hut doctor , there was too
much iron In it. Doctor Humph I So J
should Innigtn' . Deacon Water * The Iror
all went to my foot and mail a 'ein so heavy 1
could tiardly walk.
NEWS OF TOE NORTHWEST ,
Oondomocl Happenings of Interest Trans
piring in the Various States.
A CRAZY. ATTEMPT 'AT CREMATION ,
Brief Items From Nebraska , lown ,
"Wyoming , Ce > lornrto , Montana ,
Novndn. Utah nnd
Thcro Is tftllc of reviving the Arnpahoo
The Sous of Veterans' camp at Hardy has
TUo Crete creamery Is turning out -150
pounds ol butter per day.
There nro flvo prisoners hi the Lincoln
coimty ] all nt North Philto.
An anti-high nvo club has been organized
by the young people of York.
Mnillson county will have a fair this year
nt Norfolk September 5X1 , 81 aud S3.
An Independent military company ha * been
orpnulrod ntUnudy with forty-nine members.
The commissioners of ( Jnrflcld comity have
taken stops to seouro aid for Iho needy citi
zens of the county.
Iov. ! John Power has been Invttoel to re
main another year as pastor of the Ulalr Con
The creamery at Ncllgli mailo 00,000 pounds
of butter from Mny to November and paid
out 31U.OOO to Its patrons.
The residence of Uov. U. O. Wood of Kono-
saw was destroyed by flro which originated
from a defective Hue , but the household
poods wcro saved.
The Tlmyer county Jail is again vacant ,
Dave Clmnman , its last occupant , In for
stealing a saddle and bridle , having served
his time and neon discharged.
A crnry woman lu the Wayne county Jail
pulled the straw fsom her bcdticlc and sot it
on lire , but the ilnmos wcro discovered by
the sheriff before any dauuiuo was done.
Nelson & Co. , general merchants of Ber-
trauu , who- were closed on chattel mortngo
recently , will hardly ho able to resume busi
ness and several parties are ucirotlnilnir for
Perkins comity has never had a Jail , but
the town of Grant ami the county commis
sioners have Jointly leased the basement of
the First National hunk nnd will transform
it into a hostile.
Thirteen inmates have been discharged
from the Dod o county poor house during the
year and twelve remain , 'i'lio total expense
of the farm was $001.0:3 : nnd the cash income
was $017.15. Thcro was nlso on hand Janu
ary 1 1,800 bushels of corn , COO bushels of
oats and thirty tons of hay.
Dewov S. Doolittlo , who resided near Web
ster City since 18(55 ( , is dead.
Andrew Qulgloy. n former lawyer of Dubuque -
buque , died recently ut Denver , Col.
A. A. Cooper is talking of building n now
5300,000 , wagon factory in Dnhuquo.
Farmer Hush of Sheridan township , Chero
kee county , hns struck nn artesian vein at a
depth of soventy-flvo feet.
A party of Fairfleld hunters bagged 847
rabbits ono day lately , auel another party
from the same town got 150 the same day.
John Cox , who lately completed a term of
eighteen months In the Fort Madison ponl-
teuttnry , is again In Jail at Onaxva , charged
Mrs. Mnry Moll , norcd ninety-five years ,
died at Dos Mollies. She was born in Penn
sylvania , nnd had a distinct recollection of
innuy of iho incidents of the war of 1812.
H. C. Wheeler of Odobolt shipped twenty
tons of timothy hny last week to Cole Am
brose of Ely , England. Mr. Ambrose is nn
extensive faimer nnd a noted breeder of
- Mrs. D. 1. McDowell of Osknloosa , began
about a year , nnd a half ago to savoellmos ,
and all such change as caroo into the family
possession was turned over to her nnd
droppd into n little savings bank. A few
days ago the bank was opened aud ttio sum
total was 5118.70.
The following old residents of Tama county
nro recently deceased : William C. Howard
of Chelsea , aged llfty-threo years ; came to
Iowa in 1850 ; served in the Twelfth Iowa in
fantry during the rebellion. James Brown ,
aged seventy-six ; ctimo to Iowa in 1850.
Isaac W. Graham , ngcd seventy-two.
"Walter Ford of Poeahontiw county was
hi town last week , " says the Wavorly Re
publican. "Ho hns been , employed by our
board of supervisors the past year as agent
for the land owned by this county In western
Iowa , nnd , wo nro told , has disposed of 1,000
acres for jli,000. ! Bremcr still owns between
six and seven hunched acres in Pocahoutas
county , "
"Tho statement that a man could not endure
to receive In the palm of his hand n qunrt of
water falling drop by drop from a height of
three feet was given a practical test by the
employes of Bennett & Frantz's carriage
works , " says the Burlington Hawkovo. "Tho
foreman of the trimming department volun
teered to prove that the thing could bo done
and Bucccedeel in his attempt. His baud was
llxcd Immovable and the water started. The
test occupied two or three hours , but the
man endured no remarkable discomfort. "
Dr , tioronz B. Eley of Illon , Ind. , nnd Miss
ICatio B. Conroy ot ICcohuk , were to have been
married at the homo of the bride the other even
ing. The license was procured anil ttio wed
ding guests were nssemblcd.butthcceremony
did not tuko place. The prospective bride is
a Catholic , the groom-to-be , a Protestant.
lie had noelected to 1111 out a blank form sent
him and his answers were necessary to se
cure n dispensation from the bishop permit
ting the marriage. The guosis. however ,
partook of the wedding feast , nnel the bride
groom , having complied with all other essen
tial forms , the couple nwnlls with such pa
tience 0.3 they can command the church's
permission to bo Joined in wedlock.
Port Townsend has issued bonds for 5100-
000 for municipal purposes.
A young Duck of the Snohomlsh trlbo In
Washington recently stabbed a young srjuaw
for whom no bad conceived nn affection
which was not returned , killing her Instantly
A colony of flfty-olght persons arrived at
Grr.y'4 Harbor from Arkansas last wock.
A recent rlso in the Wlsknh and Chahnlli
rivers broueht down SJ1000,000 foot of logs.
Unrrotora In Tnconm operate on victim * at
the rullroad depot and no ono dares to Inter ,
Flvosblnglo mills at Cbolmlls hnvo been
kept running for months , turning out 100,000 ( > ,
shingles a day. / '
Frank D. Hughes of Tneoma commlttcJ--
sutcldo with laudanum. Unfortunate i ecu'
lallon was the causo.
The growth of Fnlrhnvcn Is phenomenal.
Eighteen months ago where the city of 8,000
Inliubl'iuts now Btntuls was n forest clear-
A branch of the Northern Pacific road
from Tacomn to Olympla was to have boon
completed January 1. A bonus of 50,000 , Is
to bo paid by Olyuipln.
Captain U. B. Scott Is to build n n
steamer to ply belwe > on Seattle auel Tacoi
ttiat will cost $00.000. The vessel will bo
finished in ninety days.
The output of the Hoslyn rnlno of Klttltas
county for 18'JO ' was -150,0(11) ) tons. nRnlust IW- : )
Ml tons in 1850. The pay-rolli for many
months called for tsO.OOO a month.
The vote tnkim on the proposition to con-
solklnto Whatcom and Schema was decided
by a great majority In the nlUrinntivo. Thu
town thus formed Is the fourth lu popula
tion in Washington.
The Washington Protective association ,
composed of eoloml cltlzc'iis of the state , luu
been organized. The object Is stated to be to
oncoumgu Immigration of colored people and
to Improve tliu cumlltioii of the colored race.
An organized gang of horse thieves Is re
ported from Whitman county. Tlioy drlvo
thu animals olt the mnges to the nearest rail-
rood station and ship them cast. Thrco cnr
loads of horses were thus shipped from Spok
ane to St. Paul. _ _ _ _
Wnlto W. Webb , son of a prominent citizen
of Tneoma , committed sulclelo at Coulee City.
Ho had been drinking mid gambling , and it
was immediately after a loss ot S-IO which hn
had borrowed Unit ho killed himself. His
fiither was secretary of Montana under the
It turns out that the persons who strung
up E. L. Hurrls at Dayton , nnd attempted to
muko him confess n burglary ot which Uu
was not guilty , were members of n gang of
whltccnps who have committed murderous
outrages In the neighborhood. The grand
Jury of Dayton Is after thorn.
Jack Conloy , August Mills and two brothers
named Van Clejvo nro under nrrwt on the
chnrgo of stealing cattle , ( slaughtering them
uuel selling thu meat In Scuttle. For six
months past hundreds of cattle have mysteri
ously disappeared from the ranches and
ranges within a radius of llfty miles of that
city. Of Into the lows have become so
numerous that the cattlemen organized for
the purpose of capturing the thieves.
The lobsters being planted in the Bound
have been heard from. The Kltsap Pioneer .
says : A former employe of the United States j
fish commission .stcamcrtlio Albatross , stntod *
that ho had recently found someof the '
lobsters iu the bay of Vtsal"dy > across the
sound from where they wcro planted , and
that ho found them in several other places ,
showing that they nro rapidly propagated.
Several other persons Imvo roportuJ Hading
lobsters at various points on thu sound.
Acting Governor Lnughton Jrccoivcd a dis.
patch from the county commissioners ol
Okanofrau county , dated at Concully , suiting
that on Thursday night ono of the Indians
implicated in the murder of Freighter Coles _
a few weeks ugo , was taken from Jail and
lynched. The telegram also stated that n
Cnthollu priest had warned the settlers that
indignation ran high among the Okanogan
Indians , who hud hold four councils , and that
It was likely they would go on the warpath.
The oftlcere nskcd for 500 stands of arms nnd
ammunition tourni the settlors. Tno governor
ordered the arms sent hninodlateM'
Wyoming. ' -i
Only ono failure In Evatiston last year.
The German Lutherans of Laranilo have
dedicated a new church.
The Swcotwator mining company hns con.
tractcd for lumber to complete Its bud rock
A public test has boon made of Shoshone
basin oil at Lander. Haw petroleum burned
readily In nn ordinary lump.
The Wyoming Baptist Quarterly is n now
publication Issued at Buffalo. Icov , W. J.
McColIom , D. D. , Is the editor.
Paxton it Arnold are taking out excellent
coal from their mine eight miles from Evanston -
ton , but the Union Pacific won't furuisb
The Evanslon Knights of Labor hold a
mooting and made u rcijucst that men in thu
Union Pacific shops receive their backpay.
Lust nay day only 40 per cent of the wages
duo was paid.
Ihlrty men employed by the Union Pacific
are gathering a nice quality of thirtv-two- "
inch ice , from Boar river ut livanston. Tlioy
have filled the company's houses there null
uro now sending Ice to Ogden for storage.
The Suawno coal mines , ' owned and nt ono
tlmo operated by the Chioago & Noathwost-
crn railway company , about twenty mllus-
cnst of Douglas , are to bo again reopened
and extensively operated by that company.
Two Newcastle men named Mouck and.
Canipcn wont driving. The horse was balky
and backed over the cdgo at a thirty-foot
bun ! : . The animal was killed , buggy smashed ,
Mr. Mouck broke a leg and Mr , Cumpun had
thrco ribs broken.
Laramlo is trying to get up a stock company -
pany to build a tcluphoau line to North Paric
and Gold Hill , adistancoof 120 miles. The
line would cost about $3,000. Tuo ranchmen
along the proposed line are expected , to con
tribute toward the project.
The Bessemer oil well is down 1,800 foot ,
800 of which Is cased. The lower part has
he-gun to cave and worlc has been slopped. It
will take a good deal of money to jiut the well
in shape again , and it is doubtful if thu com
pany will feel equal to the emergency.
The San Luis bank at Antonlto has discon
tinued business. ,
The state bnnlt of Monte Vhtn hns In
creased its capital stock from $30,000 to
Trinidad is boring for oil and gas. A * lass
factory and woolen mill uro uuiuug the possi
A rabbit hunt about La Jara resulted In
slaughtering 5SO of the animals. Fred Bbaw-
ox I'irrii IMUK.J
Highest of all in Leavening Power. U. S. Gov't Report , Aug. 17 , 1889.
U. S. DEFOSITOIIY , OMAHA , NEB.
Capital , - - - - $4OOOOO
Surplus Jan. 1st , 189O , - 57,500
Olllcors nnd Illrcctori IIonry W Yntui , Prciliient :
LuwltS. Itoal , VICD-lTcslluiit ! ; Jninuj W , Haraya , W
V. Murao. John H. Collins , It. U. C'uihliu , J. N. II
1'utrlck. W. 11. H. IluKliotf , cnsbler ,
THE IRON BANK.
Corner 12th nuU 1'urnnm big.
A General Hanking Munitions Transacted ,
JOSEPH GILLOTT'S '
GOLD MEDAL , PARU EXPOSITION , 1880 ,
THE MOST PERFECT OF PENS.
LOAN AND TRUST
Subscribed and duaruutcod Oupltal..100,000
1'alU In Capital aV.000
Ituya and tolls stooku and bonds ; nezottatoi
commercial puper , roculvcu and cxoculci
trusts : acts ns transfer agent and trustcuof
corporations , iakon cliuruo ot property * ojl-
Omaha Loan&Trust Co
S. B. Cor. 10th and Douglas St3.
Capital I M.coa
hubscrlbod and Guaranteed Capital. . . , 100,001
Liability of Stockholders IXfyiQO
51'er Cent Interest. I'ald on Depoalta. "V
I'UAMC J.IA.NUfc : , Oushlor. % . ± p
OlDoers : A. U. Wyman , prcdldoii'JJ. J , llrovn , aBT
vlco-proaldent , Vf.T , Wymnn.iroasurcr. T $ *
IIrootorA. . U. Wyinnu , J , U. Millurd , J. J. ,
Drown. Guy 0 , llurton , E. W. NuuUThouiiu
L. UliuoalC Guorfiu II , LaUo.
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