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N. P. l''Kir ' , .
TIIK cloven foot-prints of the combine
nro consi > icuoiiB in the now fire engine
TIIK third week of the legislature bo-
gliiB today at 4 p. m. What shall the
has arrived in tlio United
States , and Central America breathes
IT takes n , long time for the friends of
the force bill to loiirn that the patient
won't take the medicine they proscribe.
IT is appalling to contemplate the
number and importance of the things
the Nebraska legislature has not yet
WHY should a man who has not been
charged with making money out of the
allvor hasten to''clear "
pool . his skirts"
by volunteering to testify ?
THK state in justified , oven obligated ,
to prevent distress from hunger or cold.
But thuro is no warrant in law or custom
for starting a man or family in business.
Tun grasshopper experience is a vig
orous protest against the inflated esti
mates of the so-oallod state relief com
mission. There is such a thing as an
over dose of charity.
IK Tin : opinion of Lord Uartington ,
"homo rule is doad. " The result of the
Jlartlopool election proves homo rule to
bo the liveliest political corpse the
tories over encountered.
TIIK proposed roaurvoy of Grant
county , outlined by Land Commissioner
Grofl , is a reminder of the glarlne frauds
perpetrated by political surveyors in the
70'u. There are In Nebraska a score
of counties like Grant in which the
surveyors deliberately , perpetrated the
most shameless frauds and sowed the
seeds of cosily litigation.
THE farmer and workingman should
not confound the prosperity of eilror
mlno proprietors with their own. They
should romoinbor that no one has yet
proposed free coinage for the products
of tholr labor , and that every cent's
worth of depreciation in the currency of
the country will bo taken out of their
THE coal minors are preparing for an
other big strike for shorter hours with
out reduction of wages. They are plucky
to undertake it with the realization of
the misery and wretchedness former at
tempts luvvo entailed. It is a fact , how
ever , that the tide of social improve
ment which has llftodup nearly all other
classes of "laborers lias not yet done
mueh for them.
THK determination of the * ovornmont
to prosecute the parties guilty of mur-
dorlng the Indian , Few Tails , is com-
mondnblo. But iU zeal to bring crimi
nals to justice should not stop there. The
murder of Lieutenant Casey and the
brutal assaults perpetrated on settlers of
South Dakota also calls for retribution.
There should bo no discrimination In
mo ting out justice on account of rod color
or previous condition.
TIIKKK is a revival of the story that
the Mormons are going to emigrate from
Utah , hut there la the authority of Dole-
pate Calno for the statement that it is
groundless. lie says the Mormons liavo
not the slightest notion of leaving the
territory , although as tholr numbers in
crease it will bo necessary for some of
them to Hud homos olsowhoro. The establishment -
tablishmont of colonies In Canada ,
Mexico , and whoruver else a doslrablo
location uuiy.be found , will go on , but
only as the growth of the Mormon popu
lation In Utah makes it nocos-
fiary. This , according to Mr.
Calno , is all there is to glvo
color to the story that his people are
contemplating n general exodus from
Utah. Ho Is explicit in declaring that
Elneo the decision of the supreme court
sustaining the anti-polygamy law Iho
church has ceased to teach and practice
polygamy , nnQ thai it is sincere la this
course The only object the Mormons
could have In leaving Utah would bo to
rovlvo unrestricted polygamy somewhere -
where else , and as they coula find no
place on the continent where they would
bo permitted to do this there does not
appear to bo any good reason for doubtIng -
Ing the statement of Delegate Calno.
SOME VRHTISKXT SUOOESTlOffS.
After hourly three weeks' session the
oglslaturo has fnllod to mature any bill
or the rollof of Iho drouth-stricken suf-
orcrs In western Nebraska. The only
top taken lias boon the passage of a
resolution requesting our congressmen-
iloct to proceed to Washington to urge
irf appropriation by congress of a mill-
on dollars more or le"BS. The practical
fleet of this mission on the part of
Uryan , McIColghan and Kom will bo
ibout the name as If the legislature
md sent lied Cloud , American Ilorso
ind Crow Dog to wait on the National
rmors' Alliance on behalf of the sot-
lers. If tiny influence can bo exerted
upon congress it must and will bo done
hrough the delegation that represents
Nebraska at this tjmo , and not through
nombors who have boon elected to the
next congress. In any event congress
vlll bo slow to do anything for Nebraska
o long as the Nebraska legislature
hlrks Its manifest duty to como
iromptly to the rollof of Its distressed
Tin : IJKK again admonishes the logis-
nturo not to disgrace the state. Not au
thor hour should bo wasted In frivolous
auabbllngovor contested olllces. Tlio
) ooplo of Nebraska have aright to cx-
) ect of tholr lawmakers a cesssatlon of
ill partisan controversies while the
uoslion of relief to our frontier settlers
s pending ,
Whatever the amount may bo that the
ogislaturo decides to appropriate , care
hould bo had that no advantage ho
akon of the state in the purchase of sup-
> lics or the distribution of rollof. The
ax payers of Nebraska wilr- cheerfully
ubmit to r.ny burden that may bo 1m-
od upon them for the benefit of people -
plo who are in want of subsistence , but
hey have a right to insist that the
tate shall secure the largest qirintltyjof
n-ovisiotiB , clothing and fuel for the
mnllost amount of money. And they also
lave a right to demand that every precaution -
caution shall bo taken that those tmp-
) lies shall only bo furnished to people
vho are Iri need of them and without
noans to buy what'they absolutely ro-
quirofor themsclve and tholr families.
How is this to bodonoi1 Assuredly not
> y giving the relief committee autlior-
ty to use the credit of the state. It
stands to reason that merchants who
vill furnish goods on the more assur-
mco that the legislature will some day
vote an appropriation would charge two
irices for their comtnoditios and ton
chances to one they will supply
nforior goods and give short weights
as an olTsot for the risk
hey nssumo and the credit they give.
Such a policy must result in inflated
claims and inevitable robbery 9f those
who are entitled to the largest amount
of aid which the state could procure for
, ho amount appropriated.
TIIK BitE has no disposition to dictate
, ho conditions under which relief is to
, o bo voted , but it ventures to suggest :
1. That all purchases of supplies
xmght with the rollof funds shall bo
made in open market on bids nnd the
awards shall bo made by the odlcors that
now purchase all the supplies for our
state c'hnritablo institutions.
2. Those officers should designate
; ho quality as well as the quantity of
every article to be purchased , so that no
goods of inferior grade shall bo palmed
off by dishonest biadors. In other words
tf wo want bids for ton bales of blankets
the quality of these goods and tholr
weight should bo speeilicd in the pro
3. That all supplies shall bo de
livered by the bidders at points desig
nated as distributing centers , such aa
McCook , North Platte , Ainsworth and
Chndron. This may save the state a
great deal by reducing the cost of traas-
4. The supply of coal should bo
bought at the mines in Wyoming and
Dakota nnd shipped direct to dis
tributing points instead of buying at
Omaha and Lincoln and paying freight
for hauling the coal both ways.
5. The local county authorities
should be made responsible for the proper
distribution of the relief , aiTd severe pcn-
alticb should bo Imposed for procuring
state aid under false pretenses. Still
more severe penalties should bo imposed
upon dishonest dealers who furnish the
supplies and unprincipled relief agents
who handle and distribute them.
TIIK IhUIR COAL
The greed and arrogance of the Penn
sylvania anthracite coal monopoly are
familiar to the country. Other great
combinations may bo equally voracious ,
but tholr rapacity does not roach so
numerous a body of consumers nor oper
ate so oppressively upon those whom It
does not roach. The coal monopoly
filches from1 the rich and poor alike.
The census statistics of the anthracite
coal region Illustrate the methods of
this rapacious combine.
The total production of the mines for
1889 was 40,005,152 tons of 2,240 pounds ,
valued at the mines at 805,718,105 , or an
average of SI.016 per long ton , in
cluding all sizes sent to market. The
actual amount carried to market was
; ! 5,407,710 long tons , the balance being
consumed locally or temporarily stocked
at convenient points , fourteen percent
or 4,922,070 tons wore shipped to the
The amount consumed in the Missouri
valley cannot bo determined. Estimat
ing the quantity at 1,000,000 tons , Its
viiluo at the minus was , in round num
bers , 81,020,000. The price for hard coal
in Omaha ranges from $8.50 in suuunor
to 810 In winter. Taking $9 as an aver
age price , In the Missouri valley the
actual cost of 1,000,000 tons was $0,000-
000. This loaves 210 pounds , per tpn to
make up for losses while in transit nnd
Tno distance from Wllksbarro , the
central coal shipping point , to Omaha
is loss than 1,000 miles. In trav
ersing this distance the value of the coal
Is onluuicod $7,380,000 , or 45-5 per cent.
This is nccompliPod by a complete sys
tem of middlemen , through whom the
product must pass before reaching the
consumer. An Individual outside the
ring cannot purchase coal for shipment
at the mines , nor is it possible for deal
ers to obtain the product at the mines at
the prices quoted. They are obliged to
purchase of agents and commission men
at dihtnnt points. The reason for this
Is obvious , The coal product Is con
trolled by the railroad corporations pen
etrating the region , nnd ouch oxncts
n fancy .toll for transportation. It
s Immaterial whether the coallscarrlcd
o tide water or shipped directly west ,
the price Is the same , mid any dealer
cutting the price fixed by the trust in
. 'hllndulphla IB liable to bo shut out ef
msiness In short order.
The cost of handling hard coal from
.ho mines to the consumer is based on
what the trafllc will boar. If the rates
which govern the carrhigo of like bulky
shipments applied to coal , the cost of
transporting n ton to Omnhii would not
exceed $5. Add to this Its value at the
mines and the total cost would bo JtJ.dlJ
> or ton , allowing 240 pounds for shrink-
igo per ton. Under ordinary competi
tion In the coal trade the cost of hard
coal to the consumer In Omaha would
not exceed $7 per ton. But the trust
controls the output as well as the
vvenuesof transportation for a radius of
500 miles. Prom beginning to end there
s a systematic plunder , the consumers
jolng llcccod as thoroughly ns the half-
starved operators Imported to work the
nines. The anthracite monopoly Is pre
eminently entitled to the first practical
.estof-tho anti-trust law.
A CHECK OX COUXTV TltEASURKIlS ,
The bill Introduced by Senator Koipor ,
providing for the systematic inspection
if the books of county treasurers , ought
: o become a law. It will add little to
.ho expense of the counties and save
many times its cost to the state as a
The measure calls for the appoint
ment of a state-inspector , who shall bo
; > aid a salary of 51,500 a year in addition
to his traveling expenses , the whole
cost being apportioned among the
several counties. This ofllcial
would regularly inspect the books of all
county treasurers 'and Introduce a unl-
; orni system of book-keeping , to which
all counties would bo required to con
Many arguments could bo advanced in
support of Senator Keipor's bill. One of
them is that many thousands of dollars
lilivo boon lost through the dishonesty
and incompetcncy of county treasurers.
The ollieial records of some of the coun
ties , both in the treasurer's and. clerk's '
olllces , display very peculiar methods of
book-keeping. Undertho circum
stances the wonder is that larger sums
liavo not been lost. At present there is
no adequate or trustworthy system of in
A similar hill was Introduced two
years ago. The treasurers rallied from
various parts of the state and managed
to defeat it. This bit of history furn
ishes another strong argument in favor
of the passugo of the present bill. It is
well enough on general principles to
watch a man who goes out of his way to
assort that ho needs no watching.
CENTRAL AMERICAN DIFFICULTIES.
A renewal of hostilities between Salvador
vader and Guatemala appears to bo tin
assured event of the near future. A Into
dispatch reports that military officers of
the latter country have made largapur-
chases of arms and ammunition in Now
York , and other advices are to the effect
that Guatemala is actively preparing for
war. It is predicted that probably as
early as March another effort will bo
made to wrest from Salvador the Inde
pendence for which she fought so long
and hard. It seems that General Bar
rios , who has long been an exile from his
native country , has boon induced by
President Barrilltts to return and lend
his assistance in the preparations for
a renewal of hostilities against Salvador
and very naturally this fact is regarded
as of the greatest significance in its bear
ing upon the intentions of Guatemala.
The signal defeat administered by
Salvador to Guatemala in their last con
flict loft a fooling of commingled humili
ation and bitterness apoarontly so' strong
that the Gautomalan government coujd
not bring itself to accept the result as
conclusive. Salvador is tno inferior
country both ns to population
and resources , though the av
erage standard of its people
in intelligence is higher. To the disad
vantage of having fewer people from
which to draw soldiers and loss lighting
resources , Salvador when attacked last
year was further handicapped by the
fact that there was a revolution to bo
suppressed. Under these circumstances
it seemed an easy task for Guatemala to
overcome the UUlo republic and dlotato
terms. But the sterling patriotism nnd
brilliant military operation ? of Ezota ,
now president of Salvador , hrought all
the people of the country Into enthus
iastic accord in defense of tholr native
land and achieved an easy and complete
victory over Iho Guatemalan forces. The
olloct was to give Salvador an influence
and prestige in Central American affairs
greatly beyond what she had before enjoyed -
joyed , and there is reason to bollovo
that she has used effectively the oppor
tunity to strengthen herself in the re
spect and confidence of the other.repub
lics except Guatemala.
It is perhaps natural that Barrlllas
should desire to redeem his government
from the dishonor of a most summary
defeat. TJis "retention of power very
likely depends' upon his doiag BO. Ho
has never been largely popular , and ho
has lost following since the failure of
his unwarrantable attempt to destroy
the independence of Salvador. Ho nuiy
have determined to risk all upon another
similar undertaking. AH Salvador
should bo In very much bettor condition
to defend her territory now. than when
last attacked It is more than probable
that Guatemala would sutler another de
The interest of the people of the
United States in the threatened renewal
of hostilities in , Central America is
chlolly commercial. Although conflicts
between the states of that portion of the
hemisphere are not usually protracted ,
the unsettling effect upon their finan
cial ami commercial relations are apt
to bo prolonged , and it Is easy to under
stand that a war at this time between
Guatemala nnd Salvador , with the
chance of Involving other states , might
seriously interfere with the promotion
of closer trade relations between this
country and the. Central American
republics. Our plan of reciprocity will
make no progress without absolute
peace In nndr between the Atnorican
coun trios. * , ' *
IK viisw or'lhqfact that eight years
ago Congressman Blnghura , chairman of
the house poa'fo'nleo committee , submit
ted n report tocongro9 , In which ho pre
sented some ot the strongest arguments
ever made In favor of postal telegraphy ,
his presontaUltuiio of hostility to the pos
tal telegraph bill Is not easy to understand
llo has voted with the democrats of his
committee agalilst reporting this meas
ure , although Jio , Is said to have expressed -
pressed a favorable opinion of It so far
ns its terms lire concerned , and alto
gether hU course has boon quite
inexplicable except upon the
hypothesis that ho has become friendly
to the corporation whoso Interests are
somewhat at stake. The bill Is practi
cally a measure of the administration ,
and as a republican representative the
position of Mr. Ulngham toward It , the
effect of which has been to throw the
matter Into the hands of the democrats ,
is to say the least peculiar. The Phila
delphia Pirn says In reference to this
measure that it Is one of great Import
ance to the people and It should bo loft
to the house to determine regarding its
passage and not bo smothered in com
mittee by such tactics as have boon
employed. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
COUNCILMAN MOIIBAUTY'S scheme to
extend his term of office two years wlth-
'out going to the expense of a campaign
was promptly adopted by his colleagues.
There is nothing small about tlio council
in matters which nflccl the health ot the
members. There is little doubt that the
advocates of a four-year term would
readily sacrifice their personal conven
ience and servo the dear public for lifo.
The great saving which these patriots
promise will result from fewer elections ,
is insignificant , in their opinion , in com
parison with Iho benefits the public will
derive by retaining the service of the
present members. But the people will
cheerfully bear the burden of frequent
elections , If for no other reason than to
remind the patriots in the council that
their management of municipal affairs is
subject to review biennially at the pulls.
Foil years past the energies of all true
friends of the public schools have boon
directed toward removing their manage
ment from the scramble of politics.
These efforts wore partially successful.
The election of members of the board
was divorced from all other elections
and the schools designated as polling
places. The 'prpsont board seeks to
annul these beno'flcial changes and im
provements id throw the elections
back Into ward' jpolitics. The present
election methods are infinitely superior
to the proposed plan.
EVERY county , ofllcor is required by
law to deposit with the treasurer at
regular intervals' the receipts of his
olfico. The practice is essential to the
safe conduct of public business. The
obstinate refusal of a county olllcor to
comply with a custom sanctioned by law
and usage cnliriqt bo justified or pal
TIIK state legislature emphatically
contradicts thoiissortlon of Government
Director Spaulding that Nebraska was
a unit for the Union Pacific debt exten
TIIK advanced rates on Idaho ore destined - -
tined for Ojiaha furnish substantial
evidence of the revival of the old prin
ciple of taking what the trallie will boar.
Now the board of education wants to
manage the election of its members.
The lesson of recent experience is a
forcible protest against the plan
San Franctw Eramtti'.r.
* Wo trust that General Miles will bo allowed
to complete the process ho has BO auspic
iously begun , and that afterward his prom
ises will bo religiously kept by the govern
ment. This Is a good tlmo to turn over anew
now loaf in our dealings with the Indians.
Salt Lake Timea.
Wo learn through the Army and Navy Reg
ister that a movement has boon started in
Omaha for the orectonof ! a monument in that
city in honor of General Crook. Jlo deserves
of thclt and at Iho headquarters of the Depart
ment I'latto It ought 10 bo , for as commander
of that department ho performed his best
services slnco the war.
Our , \rottaut3.
Salt Laltc Tribune.
The men that went early to California
wore most fortunate mortals , for whether
they won fame or gold or not , they had pic
tures painted o"n their memories moro rare
than any old master over executed , and , no
matter how ago may press upon them , the
tints of these pictures remain undlmmcd ,
anil they will bo a comfort to them until the
( in ul sleep sluill close their cyos.
A Klsliop'rt Howard.
London Jcwttli Metiena r.
When Archbishop Nicanor of Odessa
heard that prayers for his health had boon
offered up la the synagogues of Odessa , he
wrote gratefully of the profound change
which was bridging the gulf ot the past. "I
bow my head , " ho continued , "before such a
mysterious union of God-fearing souls in
prayer and love fir Him who Is the father of
us nil. " llravo wocUs. And now is ho to bo
rewarded ? Ho has Just received nn Intima
tion from the goyornuicnt that ho had better
retire into a monastery in consequence of a
reuciit sermon agufust persecuting the Jews.
Why WaRctt' iihoulil Ho Kalscd.
Halt Lake Tribune.
Commend us to'lhd Idaho legislator named
Munroo who claims that "bralus are entitled
to no moro rouumor'dtlou thau common labor
ers , that men of brains ought to bo contout
without other rowuru. " That Is a new view
to tuko of the business that makes us all feel
kindly towards Mr. Munroo. The fact that
men of bralus ham/obtained thoio bralus in
great part by tholr labor and that houco they
nro a sort of skllloU laccoinplUhmcnt , like a
jeweler's trade or u carpenter's truJe , prob
ably Mr. Munroo has uovor Investigated , but
on general principles his idea that the lower
n man's station the harder It Is for him to got
along , nnd that therefore hU salary ought to
bo raised , 1s good.
Knglaiul'H ( ilnsfl House.
fitip I'm tt Timei.
II variety were always spleo , nothing could
be moro spicy than the ignorance displayed
In tlia comments of English papers upon
American affairs. It Is most noteworthy Just
now In cormectloa with the recent Indian
troubles. The only Incident In these that
seems to have attracted attention Is the , fight
ut Wounded ICuco , which Is almost uniformly
treated as a bloodthirsty mid wanton tna > -
socro. Tuo French press , taking Us facts
from the English press , treats the attitude of
Lho latter with moro or ICM gcntla satire , wish-
tit ; to know what the Kngllsh philanthro
pists propo o to do about It , nnd whether the
slaughter of red men , mad with the delusion
of the appearance of a mcsstnli , is to bo ro-
Kiinleil with moro patience than the out
rages suffered by Americans or Greeks nt
Lho liaiuls of tlio unspeakable Turk. Amer
icans kuow that the killing at Wounded
Knee wai unavoidable nml that tno military
operatloni against the Indians have been con
ducted with wonderful skill for the proven-
Lion of bloodshed. Hut for the next dccado
the nation that blow Sepoys from the canon's
mouth , that hn recently given the world the
disgusting storlos of Stanley's rear column
will beJinvo that Americans neither can nor
Will do anything but "kill out" the Indians.
Synipnttiy I'or ' Us.
Nebraska has fared with peculiarly hard
luck In the matter of federal appointments.
Patrick I'gnn was sent ns minister to Chill In
deference to the whlmt of Irish republicans
and credited to Nebraska after nn eleven
months' residence lu that state. Then Dr.
Vlnnntt , chancellor of the state university ,
was sent out asconiul to Athens , after living
four months In Nebraska. Finally , Prof.
Amos O. Warner , professor of political anil
economical science In the state university at
Lincoln , Nob. , who was yesterday appointed
superintendent tor charities of this district
lins only been In tlio state but a short tlmo
nnd Is absolutely unknown to the so nntors
from tnnt state.
After the position was authorized by law-
last August , the Nebraska delegation united
In endorsing Dr. Gooilollof Lincoln , Nob.
\Vhcn It became recently apparent that his
appointment was Impossible , the drlouatlon
suggested thonnmoof Governor Thayer , hut
to this the nrosldent would not consent. Ho
said that ho hail four persons between whom
ho would eventually decide , and one of these
was Prof. Warner. Who recommended the
nppoluteo Is not known , but ho has been
chosen In spite of the fact that ho has
himself stated that ho cannot come hero until
next summer or fall to permanently reside.
Ho will probably como to look over the field ,
but cannot leave his colleco work.
While 1'rof. W'nrner will doubtless bo con
firmed , the members of the Nebraska dele
gation fool considerably annoyed that a man
who was not recommended by them , Is not n
resident of the state , and who Is not known
thcro except to a few college students should
linvo been accredited to Nebraska Instead of
the state to whieb ho actually belongs.
Glv > 'Silver .a riiauce.
Just after the enactment of the present
sllyer law , when the price of bullion rose In
a few weeks from 03 cents per ounce to $1.21
in Now York , it rose nnd fell in precisely
the same measure In London and all the other
markets of Europe. Is there any ro.ison ,
then , to doubt that if by the enactment of n
f reo coinage lawvo should fix thn price nt
$ l,2tpor ! ounce , our valuation would become
accepted by the entire civilized world ?
In tholr past opposition to silver coinage
the gold-bugs have shown themselves to bo
fulso prophets and dangerous loaders. Why
should they bo accepted as wise pfuldes nowj
If they could have liad their way In 1878 and
over since , wo would hnvo had no coinage of
sliver dollars during the past twelve years ,
and our circulating medium today would bo
less than It Is by moro than § 00,000,000. ,
Could the business of- the country bo carried
on with less money than we have haA ?
Gnu ( Joncral Miles Ho Pooled ?
Pittslmra Commercial Gazette.
The suggestion that after nil General Miles
rany bo deceived by a mock surrender Is en
tertained by some , nnd the characteristic
pcrlldy of the Indians gives some warrant for
It , but there nro two reasons which render
such conduct highly improbable. In the first
place , General Mlles Is too old nnd expe
rienced to bo caught In such a .trap , ncd ho
has taken occasion to Impress upon the hos-
tlles the folly of attempting such treachery.
They nro not to bo trusted ; but , wo take It ,
the general is trusting mueh moro to his own
resources thau to auv ' promises made by the
Denver Times : Grover Cleveland has not
yet had himself Interviewed on the subject
of Governor Hill's election to the senate.
A Kansas paper Buys that twenty-one of
the members of tlio legislature of that state
nro deaf , but that nemo of them are dumb.
Washington Post : It Is not thought the
election of Governor Hill to the senate will
prevent the assembling of the democratic na
Philadelphia Press : The silver bill blocks
the way to prosperity nnd rising prices.
Until It Is defeated , business knows no cer
tainty in the futuroand American securities
are discredited abroad.
Toxns Sittings : Slnco there has been such
n change of heart In ISuropo concerning the
McICiuley bill within three months , is it
not possible that our own pcoplo may soon
learn that n tariil which has actually In
creased commerce from Italy and Franco
cnnnot but. be bcnullcinl to them , and that
their prejudice against it Ua mistukot
New York Sim : At the llrst opportunity
for pronouncing upon mugwump treachery
the Now York democrats have elected Gov
ernor Hill to 8ucik ; for them iu the United
States senate the highest honor and most
omphatlQ expression of confidence vi his pol
itics and admiration for his leadership within
their power to offer him at present ,
Naw York Tribune : The silver pool In
vestigating committee stems to bopursuluR
its work in a too perfunctory way. It is a
strong committee , and is dealing with a sub
ject of great importance. By the present ,
means nil the facts will , doubtless , be ulti
mately learned. But somewhat sharper nnd
moro thorough methola are naturally ex
pected from this body.
It Is stated at the general land olUeo that
recent examinations show that the luflds oc
cupied by the Kawoah ( Bellamlst colony )
in thoVisnllu land district In California nro
included within the reservation for the
Sequoia national park created by the acts of
September 20 nnd October 1 , IS'JO , .says the
Washington correspondent of the Now York
Herald. This colony consists of about three
hundred families , and they have expended , it
is said , ubont $100,000 in improvements , prin
cipally In the construction of roods through
this hitherto almost Inaccessible country.
These Improvements wore made , It Is said ,
without any authority from tno government ,
and they must necessarily bo forfeited , inas
much as by lar the larger part of them can
not bo removed. The only relief for the col
onists must como through congressional ac
Ntio York llentttt ,
Jack How Is your hand today 1
Maud ( who has met with an accident ) The
doctor says the " bones nro knitting together
all right , *
Jack ( tenderly ) I would that that hand
Maud It would quite harmonize with your
Jack ( gushingly ) Can I bcllovo my ears !
Maud Certainly , My hand is broke.
I'arlly Mil Fault.
Chltatn Iiitri lteeait.
"I understand that a cyclone carried your
house awuy , " said a Chicago man to a Kun-
"Well , 1 lost the house , " replied the Kan-
sail , "but I don't bUmn It altogether on the
"You see I was fool enough to put wings
on the building. "
I < V-w < i * Us Loll.
Dear Hellu had a score of lovers ,
Jiut could only murry one ,
And thus tlio unfortunate others
Wore to a mini undone.
So they held u eon vocation ,
Those onc-B who were bereft ,
And saiitf for consolation ,
' 'Only u few of us loft I"
Boston Courier ! MnbolHnvon't ' I told
you a hundred times not to kiss mo.
.Tncques Yc.vl suppose you havo.
Mnbol Wall , If you know how nurd It was
for mo to say It you wouldn't make mo do It ,
Now York Herald ! Unbrlol-\Vho Is that
man In the ( incur coat and pith helmet you
wcro arguing with so earnestly !
St. Peter Hcprcscututlvo of an English
syndicate wanted an option on our plantl
Buffnln Express : Pollccinnn-Como. move
on I Lonfcr "Fnild I wouldn't do It to suit
you. You know If you want a thing well
done you must do It yourself.
Plttsburg Chronicle : The headline one
sometimes sees In newspapers , "Drownod
Whllo Skating , " Is not exactly correct. The
skating is nil over when the drowning takes
Illustrated American : Ho I hear you
attend the Oratorio society's performances.
Wuro you present nt the "Orcntionl"
Shu ( Indignantly ) 1 suppose you will next
want to know If I sailed In Noah's ark.
Charity will cover , It is said with truth ,
Of sfnsn imiltltutio :
But charily must surely have nil awful hard
In covering the sins of the dude.
New York Herald : Carlisle Smith How
about that tlii'plato nlnnt that j'ou wcro going
to erect Is it mwpcrlngl
McKlnloy. Tones -No. The plant was un
fortunately nipped by tlio late llmiuclai frost.
BlnghamptonHopubllemi : It strikes us that
after all this agitation Is over Hlngliainptou
babies will continue as our only bawl club.
St. Joseph News : The man who gambles
ou horsc-r.icos may know nothing about
lighting , oven if ho docs often take the Held.
"Janitors and apartments always go to
gothcr naturally. "
"What's ' the point ! "
"Wo always couple sharps and Hats. "
A single glance she gives mo , when
"Wo moot , ns If to show mo
Her sheer Indifference but then ,
The dear girl doesn't know me.
Judge ; ACnrofuUIost. Yollorby-CSon'lo- '
mon , bofo' wo begins dis gnmo I ah would
suggest dat It would conduce to do gen'ral '
enjoyment If wo ah would deposit our raz-
zcrs in do armory down stairs.
Pltt-sburg Dispatch : In billiards a scratch
frequently follows a kiss.
Philadelphia Times : The coal man , In his
way. should moko a first-class light-weight
Baltimore American : When telegraphers
strike they don't always hold the key to the
Senator Bliniut'-i ( Jcnlnl Ways.
The new Idaho senator , Shoup , Is getting
himself talked about because of his wild nnd
woolly expressions. Ho approached Morton
during the night session last week , in one of
the cloak rooms , and , slapping the vice-presi
dent ou tlio buck , suld :
"Mr. Yico-Prcsldent , shako : your ruling
awhllo niro was dead game. "
Later ho addressed Hoar as follows :
"Old man , that was a dandy speech you
made for the bill , nnd wo will stand by you
until boll freezes over. "
Women Are So A'aln.
MiUaiMiiMn- * .
"I can't for the life of mo see how women
can bo so vain , nonsensical and fond of ornament -
mont confound It. " His train ot thought
was suddenly broken off by sticking his
linger thi'ou h the badge of the Dunlc social
club , which ho was fastening conspicuously
on his vest before the mirror. "By the way ,
Maria , I want you to cle.in the feather of my
regalia suit for the parade next month , and
whero's thntchiirm I won at the raOlo ! I
waut to hang it on my watch cbain , "
f CriiHlilnjT n I'hiitoarnplier.
Well Ma Pp.
Photographer I'm sorry , madam , but I'm '
afraid I must nsk you to sit. ng.iin. The pic
tures I have Just taken nro by no means satis
The lady ( in extreme evening garb ) Oh ,
I'm very sorry. AVhat's the matter with
Photographer A triilo too much exposure ,
The lady Sir 1 How dare you say such
( ' the Fold.
Aim 1'iwfc lit altl.
Miss Buxom F"reddlo nmdo a very pretty
Joho lust night.
Miss Petite What was It ?
Miss Buxom Ho siiiu he railed me his lit
tle inrnb because he loved to fold inc.
Miss Pctlto Fold , ahl Doesn't It strike
you that corral would bo a better word ?
At the Cnpifol.
irlll7 / ( ! on I'nnt.
The Goddess of Liberty stood on high.
And senators lingered us hours went by ;
And she ungilly murmured , "This is not
\ \ ell
Do you think that I run an all-night hotel. "
Heavenly ( iGoernniiy.
Dr. Ponderous Your husband Is lu acoma-
toso state , mndam.
Mrs. Nolittlo Gracious ! How can you
toll so quick ? I didn't ' know they had states
over there same as hero.
THEX AS0 IP.
JVcto llirfe Herald.
JANUAHV , 1889.
From Oklahoma's border ,
Hark , the fcnrful din
"Issue forth the order I
Let the boomers In I"
JANUAiir , 1891 ,
From Boston to Tncoina
Kings a doleful shout
"We'll starve lu Oklahoma
Unless you help us out ! "
Annie \V. llaxtor Is the county clerk of
Jasper county , Missouri ,
Hov. John II. Oough Pldgo , a Baptist
clergyman ef Philadelphia , seems to lie n
champion bicycler. Ho tnkoa a long spin
Into the country twice a week on n machine
given to him us n Christmas present by his
congregation nnd ho thinks ho preaches nil ,
the bolter for the oxorclno. "V
Mrs. Chamiroy M. Dopuw pays the penalty " *
of being the wife of New York's most pop'-i- *
lar dinner guest. It is n very rare event for ; - .
him to dine at his own table during the sou.J
son , except when ho N host himself. "So *
rnro , " Mrs. Depow Hquotfd as saying , "that
I hnvo to ongiipo hlui lor it. "
Through thn good services of the .lapancso
minister at Washington , three of tlio llrst
ladles of his country have been brought Into
Interest in the world's fuSrutClilc.iuo. Tlioso * *
are Couiitovt O.vamn , Mudnir.a ICultl anil
Madnmo Mcusii , two of them wlvru of former
ministers to this country , and tno other n
graduate of Vnssar. _ tcS
Tlio now ourl of Devon , the thirteenth 6T * * '
his line , Is Hov. Henry Hugh Courtnav _ , who
Is eighty years old. As his Immediate prede
cessor put the cstflto through the bankruptcy
court lu IbTx ! , when his debts amounted to
the Incredible sum of ? .lfHKK ) , ( ) ( ) , the present
peer , It Is thought , will llud the honor n
somewhat empty one.
By the death of Historian George. Han.
craft Uov. K A. Farley of Brooklyn , N Y. ,
of the class of ISia , Harvard collogV , bocomvti
the oldest living graduate or , rather , thu
senior nlumnus , of tno college. Ho received
the degrees of II. A. from Harvard In ISIS
and H. I ) . In IS'JS and was ordiUuod on a Uni
tarian clergyman hi the latter year. Ho Is
ninety years old.
The ompororof normally , while entertain
ing much moro freely than his grandfather
did , has a keen eye to economy. Tlio Imper
ial kitchen , particularly , In tntmuged with nn
eye to business. In order to avoid the Im
mense wnslniio which has occurred at the
palace in former times , whenever a banquet *
is given , the emperor has llxcd the price , per
person , nt which his guests nro to bo served ,
nnd makes his cooks nnd servants answer , tea
a penny , for expenditures.
Ho Talks on tlio Kccoiit Troiibk'H ut
Pine Ultimo Ajionoy.
Major Durko , the widely and favorably
known business manager of Colonel Cody's
Wild West aggregation , spent Sunday In the
city , having just returned from Pine Iltdgo
agency. The major spent some wcoks at the
scntof the Indian war and did moro than any
other civilian at the agency in the Interests
of peace anil n speedy settlement of the
trouble. Indeed , ho was the central figure
at 1'lno Hldgo among the civilians , and oven
among the ofllduls was a much deferred to
character of acknowledged power with the
troubled children of the hills ana plains.
"Tun HEU'S dispatches hnvo so fullv and
accurately reported the situation , " snfd the
mujor , "and they keep up so nenrlv to the
last hour each day that I really have nothing
now to say. The army and Indians now hnvo
a perfect respect for ouch other , and I think
that this will continue , for n time ationst.
Thowholo matter should , I think , bo left to
General Allies nnd the appropriation commit
tee Of congress. I would not venture , us mat
tcrs now stand , to predict how long
wo uro to have this | rumilng pence.
In fact , I scarcely think that anyone fcois
like speaking for the future In the matter.
As to the sending of chiefs to Washington ,
well , that may and I hope will result ndvnn-
tngcously. I have givat faith in General
Miles' Judgment , and I think the president ,
the commissioner of Indian affaire nnd con
gress will listen to them with much Interest ,
Wo have had a very wild time nt , Pine Hldgo ,
ono of the most critical in all the history of
Indian affairs , and with the wbolo country I
fervently hope for a llnal settlement that will
result in permanent peace. "
Major Burke left last night for No
Platto. Ho will return hero on Tuesday , and
on Wednesday leave for Washington. Ho
has great cause for congratulation on thu
manner In which those Indians whom ho bin
t'ikeii ovcrEuropo have conducted themselves
during the trying scenes Just past. At nil
times they were found earnest and penitent
advocatca of peace mid obedience to law.
PlrUtNin nth Clinricn ns tlio Ilcnilijuiir-
tors of tint I'.unil
The convention of delegates from the var
ious Turnvcreiu societies of Iho Nebraska
bund assembled in Gin-mania liullnt 10o'clock
yostordny morning , nnd nftcr electing Henry
Ilnubeus chalrnmti of tlio meeting , adjourned
until 2 o'clock.
At the afternoon session u largo amount of
business was transacted in the way o'f revis
ing nnd .amending the constitution mid by-
Uy u unanimous vote Fremont was selected
as the plnco for holding the .luno turnfcst.
The only spirited contest was over the lo-
cntion of the hendqunrtcrs of the Imml for
the ensuing yo.ir. Lincoln , Nebraska City ,
Sioux City mid Pliittsmouth wanted the
prize , butby thosUlllfullaborsor Henry Kum-
mcrow , Plnttsinoutli hud an easy walkaway ,
the vote being as follows ; Plattsiuouth Ml ,
Sioux Ciiy 4. Hy capturing the headquarters' '
of the association , It gives the turnvereln of
that town the privilege of tunning the Btato
onicors , which will bo done ut the mooting to
bo held next week.
At the evening session It was decided to
hold the uoxt turn day at Nebraska City , the
date to bo selected by the turuvurelu.of that
This completed tlio business of the session ,
nnd tlio delegates u'ljourncd to the dining
room , where I'oru couple of hours they in
dulged la a very pleasant social session.
Thrown Fritin Ills Ilorso.
Harry Vonhorn , n twelvo-yonr-old son of
Mila Vanhorn of Orchard Hill , mot with a
painful accident Saturday iiftornoon while
riding n pony at the corner of Lowe avenue
and Hamilton street. The unruly equljio
throw young Vanhorn nnd his head cnmo In
contact with a telegraph polo. The boy's
nose was broken and his houd utid face
badly bruised. Ho was tnkou in an un
conscious condition to Worth's drug store ,
whcro medical assistance was called. Ho
was thou taken to his home , where ho h
doing us well as could bo expected.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. TJ. S. Gov't Report , Aug. 17,1889.
U. S. DEPOSITORY , OMAHA , NEB.
Capital , - - - - - $4OOOOO
Surplus Jan. 1st , 180O , - B7.0OO
OlUcari ml Jlrectorllonrr ) W.Valm , I'roildenti
T.cnli H. Heart , Vlcu-l'rnliluiit ; Jnmo.tV.Havuuo , W
V.Momo. John H. Colllni , U. U. Uuililu * , J , N. II
1'itrlclc. W. U. t.IIiili ) | i. caihlur ,
THE IRON EJA.NK.
Corner 12tli and Karnnra Bt * .
A Oonorul Hanking Iluslncsi Transuded
JOSEPH GILLOTT'S '
GOLD MEDAL , PAniJ EXPOSITION , 1880.
THE MOST PERFECT OF PENS.
LOAN AND TRUST
Subscribed nnd Gunnuitaod Capital..tMo.OCO
Paid In Capital SM.ouo
Iluyc and tolls atocki and bondi ; nbgotntni !
oommerolal papori rocolvcs and oxucutoi
triist.s ; acts at transfer agent nnd trustee of
corporation * , taken charge of property , ool-
UcU t xe . -
S. E. Cor. 10th nnd Douglas Sts.
i'Hld In Onpltal I M.fol
Subscribed and Guaranteed Capital. . . . 100,01
Liability of Stockholders iW.wfl
' Inturont 1'uld Deposits.
6 1'er Coat on
Officers ! A- \Vymun , prunldunt. J , J. llrow n , '
vice-presldont , W , T. Wyiiian , truasurnr.
Ulrooton ; A. U. NYyinan , J. 11 , Mlllurd , J. J
Ilrown , Quy 0. Ilarton , U. W. Nash , U'liuuiu *
1 + lilmuu.ll Guorio U. Lukm
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