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THE OMAHA DAILY 31 , 1891.
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TK the pnn-ropublic congress is hold In
Omnha it will bo sure to pun out.
PunsiDKNT llAUitisoN hug ! i fine oj > -
portuiilty to Tjccomo a fjood judge ot
judges. Ho has Imtl moro to appoint
than nny other president.
ICHTHYOLOGY IB the specialty of the
now president ol Lolnnd Stanford , jr. ,
university. Ho han the lurgest private
collodion of lishoa in the world.
nousn employes huvo boon allowed
400 "extra days , " whicli ndds a neat
Rum to the oxponacs of the sosaion and
mukcs ti ntimbor of souls happy at pub
DiCIC IKiti ) < iK bas obiatnod n larpo
Bllcoof the Missouri rlvor appropriation
for Omaha. Some of It may us ; yell bo
dumped Into the Muddy ut this point as
NIIVADA'S population has decreased
from 02,200 in 1880 to 45,701 in 1890. This
explains why Senator Stewart , desired
BO earnestly to annex southern Idaho
and western Utah.
UKAKTS nro cheap in Michigan. A
Grand Ttapiila jury has just assessed the
damages to one of tiio trusting kind ,
45 years old , at G cents. Younger
hearts bring moro money.
THK death of Rev. llownrd Crosby of
Now York city removes from the rollg-
iotia world a man of recognized ability ,
a. scholarly writer on biblical subjects , a
ponlal Christian gontlomnntuid abroad-
minded cltlzon ,
THK application of Now York city to
the legislature for an appropriation of
8500,000 , of the direct tax fund for the
Grant monument fund is designated an
appeal. Out woat it is denominated
gall. In this Instance the torma "ap
peal" and "gall" are synonymous.
WHAT the governor of Rhode Island
Biiid to the governor of Connecticut was ,
"I will mind my business and lot you
mind yours. " This Is not what the gov
ernor of New York said to the governor
of Connecticut , thnughif ho had it would
have boon greatly to his credit.
JUDGINO from cable dispatches the
uproar among the sons of Italy over the
untimely end of several representatives
of nn oath-bound secret society Imported
from the Tiber , In Now Orleans , a short
tlmo ago , htis completely subsided at
Homo. It will lllcowlso cease to attract
attention In America.
THE vapor-Ings of Judge Poffor and
other unbaked statesmen from Kansas
and one of Nebraska's untried congress
men are Illlitig eastern loan companies
With unhapplnoss lost their farm mort
gages uro to bo repudiated. These ac
commodating creditors should possess
their souls in ponca. Ono good crop tind
fair prices willllft n , great many western
farmers out of dobt. Hard times and
poor crops h ti vo discouraged many and
forced thoin to default on their Interest ,
but patience , ulonty of rain and remun
erative prices for u single crop of grain
will show that those sumo farmers are
\vllllng to bo honest if they have a
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Foil the information of someof the
gentlemen who insist upon It that the
Sioux are merely waiting for spring to
go on the wnrpath and to enable them to
make up consistent stories , It la here re
corded that Two Strike , I.tttlo Wound ,
Uig Roml , High Ilnwlr , Kicking Boar
and Short Bull wore the active lenders
of the hostiles and that Amor lean Horse ,
Youug-Man-Afrald-of-IIts-IIorses , Hol
low Horn Boar , "White Bird , Fast Thun
der , Ho Dog and a host ot others were
loyal , lltiinp was a ghost dancer , but
friendly after ho got Hlg Foot Into
trouble. Rod Cloud pretended to bo
friendly and gave no overt proof of hos
I tility. Sitting Bull bus ceased to bo a
factor and no Indians from Standing
Eoclc , Cheyenne rlvor , Crow crook or
Lower Urulo need bo feared \vhatovor
happcnsolsowharo. There are turbulent
elements at Rosebud and at Pine Rldgo ,
hut the friendly Indians BO outnumber
those who could bo coaxed , driven or
frightened Into a flg.hl as to make It
more or loan absurd to bo predicting-
nKsnoxsinturr FOR KXFKKSKS.
Sound public policy demands rigid
dconomy In the conduct of etalo Institu
tions for the next two years. All parties
are pledged to this Idea , and all nro
equally responsible , so far as their votes
go , for the appropriation bill now before -
fore the legislature.
1'rosont Indications point to oxtravn-
gaut appropriations. In the case of
nearly ovcry public institution the total
in above that of 1S80. when the expenses-
of the Htato government wore carried
beyond anything before recorded In our
history. To bo moro specific , the In-
cronso in the cost of the penitentiary Is
$41,720 ; in the Industrial school , $11,770 ;
in thodontnnd dumb institute , $7lCOf
In the Industrial homo , 81-1,210 ; in the
homo for the friendless , $2.3,000. The
total Increase in these flvo Institutions
Is $100JJ80 , and various others have also
induced the committed to report In
favor of additional allowances.
There hns boon some attempt at re
duction. The appropriations for oxocu-
II vo departments have boon slightly
panul down. Ono or two state institu
tions have also boon reduced , but as a
whole the oxponso.4 of the government
have boon increased. To these heavy
regular expenditures must bo added sev
eral unusual appropriations , llko the relief -
liof fund of $200,000 , the $50,000 for the
world's fair , and the oxpujiscs of the far
cical state "contest. "
The figures of 1887 should have been
the model for 1S)1. ! ) Instead of that ,
however , the loL'lHlaturo hus "seen" the
figures of 1889 mid heems disposed to go
thorn several bettor.
In this situation , economical govern
ment is sorely in need of frlonds. The
republican members of the govornrnonl
should present n compact and unvarying
opposition to measurable appropriations ,
it has been , urged that It is "good
politics" to let the independents inako a
record of extravagance surpassing the
worst records of their opponents. Hut it
is bettor politic" , as well a bettor citl-
/.onship , to protect the treasury against
the looters and save the state tons of
thousands of dollars. It is a case which
illustrates the sound maxim , "lie serves
his party best who serves his country
The republican contingent in the leg
islature should use Us vote and inlluonco
Lo defeat the ruJclossappropriation com
bine. It htiM a responsibility which it
TIII1 HIOT.lA'l ) Tim STRIKK.
The expected spring strikes have bo-
gun. As usual , they have first broken
out in the coho regions of Pennsylvania ,
and , ns too often happens In that un
happy locality , they are uccompanledby
riots and acts of violence.
The condition of the mining classes of
Pennsylvania is not enviablo. Tlioy work
long hours , in dangerous places and for
small pay. It is ono of the anomalies of
American life that it sometimes happens
that men are starving in Ponnsylvjinla
when corn Is being burned in
the west , and that men are suf
fering for fuel in the west
when coal is being mined by labor
ers whoso daily pittance will not buy the
cheap corn. This illustrates vividly
the ovilg of which men in both sections
complain , and It throws a strong lighten
on the present troubles-in the coke re
gions. Laborers in those districts rebel
against conditions whicli keep wages
low and the cost of living high. The
present strike is a protest against the
operation of n system which confers its
benefits neither upon them , nor upon
It is natural that public sympathy
should bo largely with the strikers.
Per that very reason , however , the
riote with which they have inau
gurated their campaign nro deplorable.
Nothing can moro quickly or surely
shatter public sympathy. The Ameri
can public loves noaco and respects law.
It will not countenance any course that
appeals Ilrst to force and afterwards to
reason. Except in rare cases of injus
tice it will not countenance an appeal to
force under nny circumstances.
There are indicators of numerous
strikes this spring. Among them nil
there will bo none with which the general -
oral public will moro warmly sympathize
than that of the coal and coke operatives.
But It is to bo hoped that the riot will
not bo attempted ns the moans to the
best of ends. There are few causes good
enough to employ It and succeed.
SOJfB OF ITS ADVAXTAOKS.
Referring to the question of electing
United States eonntois by the direct vote
of the people , the Now York Crmmcrciul
Advertiser suggests some of the advan
tages to bo expected from the plan. It
would Improve the general average of
ability in the senate. It would remove
from that body the largo minority of
members who are bent there by bribed
legislators and purchased caucuses , and
it would take out of local politics
the distracting element of national is
sues. In the opinion of our contempor
ary a very largo part of the degrada
tion of American legislatures is duo to
the necessity of choosing their members
upon national party lines , and It says :
"With national senators elected directly
by the people , the character of the state
legislatures would Immediately bo im
proved. They would then consist of
men bolcctod for their knowledge and
opinions of state matters. " The Now
York Times thinks the result might
bo an Improvement in the quality of
legislatures and of United States son-
utoru , but If not it would certainly mnko
the senators morq directly representa
tive of the people of their states , which
would unquestionably bo a very Im
A change from the method of choosing
senators to the plan of electing them by
direct popular vote is certainly to bo
desired if it would bring these advant
ages , and can there bo any reasonable
doubt tliAt It would do so ? These
who oppose a change or do not think it
would bo 'productive of any benellts
nrguo that nominating conventions
might bo controlled by monoyas legisla
tures now nro and that demagogues would
have a hotter ohnnro than at present.
The obvious answer to this is that there
has been in our political history no such
venality in connection with convention
nominations as has characterized the
election of senators by many of the legiB-
lutures , und fewer demagogues have ob
tained gubernatorial positions than hnvo
bought their wny Into the senate , olthor
by debauching legislators or making
deals hardly loss roprohonsiblo. Do-
sides , n convention nomination that is
obtained by questionable means must bo
passed upon by the people , and It would
rarely happen tliat such.a nomination
would got their approval , vrhllo the de
cision of u legislative caucus is final and
not subject to popular roviow. It
is not to bo supposed that the election of
senators by popular vote would put an
end to corrupt deals and the efforts of
wealthy aspirants for political power to
obtain nominations by unscrupulous and
venal moans. Doubtless demagogues
would abound under that system
ns they do now. It Is per
haps Impossible to wholly got r'd '
of these classes with our political
system. But the chances of such men
to succeed would bo greatly reduced ,
and whenever they wore successful there
would at least bo the satisfaction of
knowing that the people wore solf-bo-
trnycd und were not sold out by a few
men entrusted with their confidence to
represent them ,
Political experience demonstrates that
direct elections bring , as n rule , bettor
results than indirect , whilothoy conform
also to the spirit and purpose of repub
lican institutions. There is no sound
reason why this principle should not bo
applied to the cholco of United States
/ VtKJf MOllTOAOHS Iff IOHV1.
An intelligent farmer of Iowa writes
to the Now York 'Ihlnine to refute the
statements made by Governor J3oics
some tlmo ngo in a public address re
garding the cpmlltton of the farmers of
that stato. The writer states that ho
has raised forty successive crops of corn ,
and has never had an on tire failure , and
onlv two partial failures. Ills experi
ence regarding the farmers in his section
of the state Is that those who have
glvon proper attention to their business
have prospered. The farms of such are
well stocked , their homes are comforta
bly furnished , their families are well
provided for , and ho expresses the opin
ion that the farmers of Iowa see ns
many leisure hours ns the pcoplo of any
other calling lathe" state.
With regard to the extent to which
the farms of thp state are mogaged ( ,
ho says that n largo percentage of the
farms were bought on credit and debts
were contracted to provide houses ,
barns , teams , farm machinery , and usual
ly , later on , debts were funded and farms
mortgaged to eastern capitalists , trust
and loan companies , etc. Iorty years
ngo farmers paid 48 per cent interest per
annum an 5 per cent commission to the
agent who obtained the money for thoin.
Twenty-five years ngo money could bo
obtained for 10 per cent interest. At the
present tiino , in the older settled portions
tions of Iowa , no largo per cent of , the
farms ia under mortgage and practically
no foreclosures are made. For
every foreclosure of mortgages on
farms in the . county whore
this farmer correspondent lives , ho
says there are 20 farmers with
money in the banl * who will furnish it
to their neighbors at 6 and 7 per cent ,
and many mortgages hold by eastern
capitalists have been bought- farmers
when the time of payment has expired ,
with tlmo extended at a reduced rate of
interest , the original mortgage remain
ing of record. This farmer finds no
trouble in making his several farms
pay him 7 per cent not on the current
prices of farms in tho. locality whore
they are situated.
A very considerable part of the farm
mortgages of Iowa are not a necessity ,
but a matter of cholco for profit. Many
parsons buy land on credit because they
can mnko it pay bettor than regular
rates of interest. As a class , this farmer
assorts , the agricultural producers in
the older settled counties of Iowa are
not more in debt per capita than the
classes who pursue other callings , while
as to the fnrmors in his own
county ho says that if till their
resources were combined it would
bo sulliciont to pay every cent of indebt
edness of all of thorn. Another farmer
writes that In his neighborhood corn is
boiling freely at CO cents * a bushel , and
many are selling a crop that yielded
them from fifty to sixty bushels an aero
on land that cost from $10 to $15 un aero.
"It booms to mo , " &ays this farmer , "that
there should not bo much depression in
farming when corn worth $25 a year can
bo raised on land worth $1C un ncro ,
Governor Boles's statement to the con
Of course no ono will pretend that
Iowa farmers have not had hard times ,
or that they are universally prosperous ,
but such testimony as the above , of which
a volume might bo obtained , must satisfy
all intelligent people that a very great in
justice was done the state by Its demo
cratic governor when ho stated to an
eastern audiouco that the farmers of
Iowa were almost hopelessly in
debt and were universally suffering
from the depression of their
industry. Such misrepresentation ,
wholly inexcusable , oven for the
purpose of party capital , lias undoubt
edly dona the state great Injury , just as
like false statements regarding the con
dition of the farmers of Nebraska have
boon a material ' damngo to this state ,
and the people of Iowa should not forgot
the blow at their prosperity and welfare
struck by their highest ollicinl if they
over have un opportunity to rebuke the
THK i.usr O.U.IVM CASK.
The case now before the bupromo court
of the United Slates involving the Cut-
Oft island or East Omaha in ono in which
not only lawyers but nil citizens of both
sides the river are Interested. As Is very
generally understood , n ehnngo in the
channel of the Missouri river in 1877 left
the tract of land now called Hast Omulia
on the west bank , The question sub
mitted to the supreme cpurt Is whether
this real estate belongs to Nebraska or
to Iowa , und to which state taxes upon
same shall bo paid. There are other in-
cldontal points also raised nlTocting the
owners of the land und prospective pur
The state of Iowa is the defendant In
the action , and Attorney Gononil Stone
of thnt state has submitted his brief in
answer to plaintiff's ' petition. The main
question to bo determined Is whuthor or
not the bed of the river shall bo con
strued to moan tlio'mnln channel or the
line of that stream , it existed In 1351 ,
when Iowa's western boundary was olll-
clally described. Tfro precedents clearly
establish thodoctrlno that all accretions
along the shore oftu river belong to the
party who owns the1 adjacent territory.
The attorneys for the stale of Iowa
therefore fly In the face of the whole
course * of previous' ' litigation , but base
their hopes upon the Irreconcilable ec
centricity of this particular river , which ,
unlike nearly all others which have been
Incourt.cnrrles whole townships from ono
side to the other and cannot bo confined
to any dotormlnato channel. They will
prove conclusively thnt the boundary
between the two states Is as uncertain ns
tracings in n sand heap , and .they will
insist that u judicial decision absolutely
fixing the boundary is essential.
This is the only available line of de
fense , but hero the city of Council
Bluffs and Poltawatomlo county foolliko
entering a disturbed demurrer for
filing some sort of a cross bill. If the
court shall agree with thr attor
ney general , the only line that can
bo legitimately fixed upon is that shown
by oillclnl maps to have boon the bed of
the shifting rlvor In 1851.
There is reason to bollovo that a careful - "
ful survey of that boundary will estab
lish the fact that the Missouri river
poured its muddy water through Spoon
lake , mid this would put both ends of the
two bridges in Nebraska und Douglas
Iowa fools very much as if she had
caught a tartar. If the decision bo for
the' plaintiff , Kasl Omaha and all Its fu
ture Importance and revenue belong to
Douglas county , Nebraska. If the defendant -
fondant wins , East Omaha is in Iowa ,
but the two bridges are probably in Ne
braska. Pottawnttomio county does not ,
know which horn of the dilemma Is pro-
Tun president has nominated ITon.
Thomas H. Carter to succeed Judge
GrolT as commissioner of the general
land ofllcc , The appointment is com
mendable. Mr. Carter Is a representa
tive western man. IIo Is loss than 37
years of tico , but ho has won his spurs
In the judicial forum of Montana and
achieved some distinction in a brief
term in congress. Ho Is a man of recog
nized capability for the important olllco
to whicli ho Is appointed , and will bo a
worthy successor of Judge GrolT. EIo is
an industrious man , broad minded and
thoroughly conversant with western
land matters. The1 state of Montana in
cludes a wide area of the public domain ,
and is besides largely Interested in the
administration of laws governing min
eral lands. In so fatas the commissioner
can direct the policy of the bureau It
will bo in the interest of the
actual settler and the great west.
Prom the standpoint of practical
politics , the selection of Mr. Carter is
also worthy of cbui'mondatlon. It is a
just recognition of the Importance of the
six now states. They have by far the
largest local concern In the transactions
of this offlcor. They came into the
union too late to'participate In the recent -
cent national struggle for national su
premacy , but they represent a strong
hold of political power whoso inlluonco
will bo felt in subsequent elections.
There can bo no adverse criticism of the
president's action from either party , for
the appoi'ntco hns the respect of botb
und deserves it. TUB BJSK regretted to
see Judge Grofl.rosign his position , but
it is gratified to know his successor is a
man of character , of legal ability , of
general popularity und is from the west.
HEADERS of Tine BEK who are in
formed of gront religious movements and
all readers of THE BKE are so informed ,
will observe with interest the proceed
ings of the Epworth leaguewhich meets
in this citv this week , when thov recall
tlio fact that this organization is the
Methodist Episcopal equivalent of the
Young Peoples' Society of Christian En
deavor. There Is a very lively competi
tion in good work between these two or
ganizations , The secular world is not
able to understand the occasion for the
existence of both , but doubtless some of
the divines who will participate in the
state mooting will make It perfectly
translucent oven to the usually clouded
vision of wordlings.
MICROIIES are held responsible for
about all the ills llesh is now heir to , and
the vaccinations and inoculations which
the physicians are compounding will
sooner or later cover our cuticles with
scars. If hypodermic Injections of virus
and lymph njid Pasteur's hydrophobia ,
ami all tlio oilier microscopic lilscuso
producers are to bo inserted under the
skin , complexions below the nock will
become very unattractive. The Chicago ,
doctor who sighted the microbe of la
grippe will bo far moro famous if ho will
adopt some scheme for killing this germ
in Us own jungle instead of feeding it
upon human cellular tisuo.
TUB Amateurs' Own publishes the
census of the state by counties and con
voys the Informa'tlpn that the people oC
Blackbird county , ' which had a popula
tion of 109 in lSSO , ' > "lmvo moved away , "
hence a decrease'of'that ' number in that
county , while'an. . i'ucroauo is shown In
till other counties 'ih ' Nebraska. This is
roiparkublo , If t'r'u j but it Is not true.
Blackbird county constated of two In
dian refaorvatlona' ih 1880. It is now
known as Thurjjkjj\ county and 1ms a
population of UJJTa , .
SKNATOII STAT onoof California Is
bollovod to bo soJijng a nomination for
the presidency nt trio hands of the alll-
anco , which shall bo endorsed by the re
publican party , ol-'Jico versa. Thoruis
an ox-senator Kansas who Is bidding
up with a loud volco for n similar dis
tinction. Ho has less money , but moro
voice and more vocabulary. Both these
gentlemen area trifle previous. The al-
llanro may not want a candidate In
BAD spoiling on1- the p.trt of an en
grossing clerk is likely to impair the
usefulnotK of the medical bill. Some of
iU technical terms are concealed behind
a system of orthography which will
make Jouh Billings writhe in hU grave
with envy. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
TUB duties on sugar now In the port
of Omaha if paid according to the rate
heretofore in force would amount to
87I4 ! ) > .85 , and numbers of carloads of
this important olomon tof our domestic
economy are yet to bo received. The sum
named represents the nmount saved to
consumers hereabouts in the first Install
ment of sugar under the MeKlnloy
THIS eonson promises to bo ono of
great activity In Omaha , The extensive
public work to bo undertaken , supple
mented by Inrcro Improvements deter
mined upon by local capitalists , will
employ thousand ! ) of men and * put Into
circulation hundreds of thousands of
dollars. This Is to bo a good year for
THK meeting of the Traub-MisslBslppl
congress in Denver May 18 will bo the
first regularly called convention of rep
resentatives ot this section. It promises
to bo largely attended and Its delibera
tions will bo upon questions in which the
states and territories represented are
SOMI : member of the city council
should rcilcct the gonornl sentiment
against the brass plug ordinance paused
by the council and about , to bo on forced ,
by Introducing ono for its repeal. It in
merely a job In the Interest of u patent
THAT was rather a curious reduction
in expenses which was mndo by the leg
islature when it cut oil $ r > 00forarm (
supplies of the Beatrice homo for feeble
Tun legislature is saving at the spigot.
It has cconoml/.cd on the number of engrossing -
grossing clerks and janitors , but the
bunghole of state institutions is un
plugged. _ _ _ _ _
clU/.oii of South Omaha rofutosto
boa candidate for a municipal office.
Ills isolation amounts almost to ostra
ATTOKNBY8 appear to favor young
blood for the bench.
Took IU'rom a i row.
llantxlslnti a ( ' > * ! / ) Dcmocmt.
A buz7nrd was captured near hero a few
days since carrying a Cleveland and Hen
ri ricks flag.
Alainma Independent Journal.
In popular estimation thcro is only ono man
In the world who doesn't know how to run a
newspaper. Ho Is the man who happens to
JayGoulil Will Irrigate , Too.
Alttinosa ( Co ! .l Juwnal.
Thcro Is golnp to bo lots of wet for San
Luis valley farmers this year , and they are
making forward prcparatloos to take advan
tage of the Klfts of the cloudy skies stored up
iu the eternal hills. Meantime tbo balance
of tlio people arc having fun irrigating the
grlppo with hot lemonades , sore throat with
coal oil anil rheumatism with straight up and *
turned over whiskies. The man who has
nothing to irrigate this year U totally out of
Keeping Tab on Tenants.
San I'rancttco Chruulck.
The directory of tenants devised by the
real estate exchange ought to save agents
much trouble. The city Is cursed with many
pcoplo who flnd It cheaper to move tlian to
pay rent. In fact tbo luw favors the tenant
) Rroatly that It is often sound policy on the
f arc of the landlord to offer a bonus to a bad
tenant to remove quietly rather than attempt
to collect back rent or eject him from tbo
promises. This is a natural result of tbu sys
tem of renting houses from mqnth to month ,
but tlio tenants' directory will remedy tbo
evil in n great measure , for it will make dis
honest or poor-puyinprv tenants so notorious
thnt they will bo unable to secure houses at
any price unless they reform.
< ity's Straits.
Mltu-mtJief Keintno IPtocnutfn.
There is n tradition that once when Daniel
Webster In " " condition
was a "how-came-you-so"
tion he entered a company which was being
entertained by the performance of a fiddler
of great onorRy but little taste or skill. The
" ( odllko Daniel" was asked for an opinion of
the inusto and responded : "Tho conception is
admirable , but d n the execution 1"
A criticism llko this might bo justly
made of a plan for "restoring good
tlmea1. ! which is now being agitated by
Iho people of Kansns City. That erst
while booming metropolis Is now In a condi
tion of doleful dump's , worse oven than tbat
of thO30 twin metropolises of tbo northwest ,
Minneapolis and St. Paul , aud its distress is
traceable almost wholly to tno same cause
over-booming. The people hnvo enjoyed a
feast of real estate speculation In which they
discounted tbo future for many years ahead ,
and they nro now experiencing the inevitable
reaction. This la n painful process , it in
volves stagnation In legltlnmto public im
provements anil private building enter
prises , for all these have boon accomplished
far In advance of present needs. With a
population of less thim 130,000 , , Kansas City
ha.i business buildings that would sufllco for
the needs of a prosparous place of 350,000.
Ilor public works bavo been constructed on
tbu same scale. Her population hns of Into
been decreasing instead of Increasing , it being -
ing estimated that upward of 25,000 pcoplo
have left the city wlthlu the past year ,
driven out by tlio necessity flt finding em
ployment which was not to bo Imu thoro.
H'OJf.lA'M It'JIlSV t'liUJl ,
"Is it ra > lend ! " asked the first ,
' Well , of nil hands I've the worst , "
"Dear mo ! If I only know
What you hnO , " chii'pd number two ,
' Now , I can't say on the whole ,
That this play accords with Polo ,
Hut It Is tbu ucst 1 bavo. "
Number three guys mild nuilsuavo
While nbovu thU small uproar ,
Conies t'io ' cborus from all four ,
"What's thu trump ! "
"Miss Hro\vn , U thnt your nco ?
Oh. say , have you soon the lace
Selling now at lirown and Dart's !
I forgot that she trumps hearts ,
.Ami tlui most exquisite shade
( iracious , Imxcn't ' you a spadol
Is It my playj What was lodl
Bo you know you can got tin cud
Only four cents John Smith's bostl"
Just tiuro chluio lit -all the ro t ,
A\hot's \ the trumpj"
"Thw I think the loading spiulo ,
Oh I 1 ttiouuht tlio Jack was played.
Well , that tiinkos two points lor you.
Ono for us , did you say , Flo )
How can that bo ) Did you trumpt
Hnvu you hoard about tne bump
Ll77.1o' boy had on bis head I
Isn't that a lovely spread 1
UU I talto that trlckl Doir mo I"
Hero .strike in the other thrco ,
"What's the trump I"
"How much better wo all play
Than wo did. Well , 1 should say | "
Ont-o I couldn't kcop my mmd
On the t'litno , | jut now I llnd
It as easy us can bo.
IH It your doull T ot ma sceNe
No ; the curds belong to you. >
I runieinher now that I'lo
Led vboklriKanil that the nine-
Did you say thu lead was tuluol
What's tha trump J"
MtltVT H'OMKM ,
Pnttl is preparing tier autobiography ,
which will bo published simultaneously In
Paris and London.
Mrs. Ashton Dllko Is going to marry again.
She Is cngnijci ! to Mr. Coolto , n ton of the
London police magistrate.
Pearl Starr , daughter of the notorious
Hello Stnrr , twont > * ycars of airo , dresses In
mon's ' nttira nmt Is n horsa thief.
Over tbo dead body of her husband Mrs.
Waters of Now Orleans axvcnrs vengeance
upon his murderer , Arthur Dunn.
Kllraboth Sargent , daughter oC tbo former
American minister to liorlln , has made an
cnvinbla reputation ns a physician la Cali
fornia , wuaro she lives.
Mary 12. Dewey of Goshcn , Iiul. , served
through the civil war disguised ns n man In
the Twenty-sixth Ohio regiment niulor the
alias of ClmrlcH Umvoy. She now auphos fern
n pension under her real name.
Six young Indies have been given positions
ns clerks In thu money order department of
the Now York postofllce. They had success
fully passed the civil sorvlco examination ,
In the opinion of ttio Chicago Is'ows the
woman who wears a Bunboiuiel narrows lior
own view of llfo , but thu woman who wears a
high hat cuts off that of the pcoplo behind
Alice , sister of Patrick Dronto , and aunt of
Chnrlutto am ) Himly Bronte , famous in Kng-
llsli literature , died recently , ngocl nlnutv-
IIvo yearn. Shu was thu last of the lironto
Mrs. Amello Hlvcs-Chnnlor N now nt San
Kotno , wbcro her health in sufficiently Im
proved to allow her to disport la picturesque
got'tips. Her favorite costume is n tan-
colored gown , low shoos to match , und bril
liant cardinal rose.
Miss Mlnervii I'arUcr , tbo Philadelphia
woman architect. Is but twenty-eight years
old. Kho has u decided tnlotit for her profcs-
Hlon nnil her business reputation Is well es
tablished , shn having dcalpnud , among other
nutribln buildings , the now Century club
homo In Philadelphia.
Mr , Hodgson Hurnottisnowat SnnKonin ,
where oho lins bcon for her health Hlnce the
tlontli of her son Lionel. As soon as she
shall bo fcuftlclently Improved she wilt go to
Purls and maku arrangements lo have the
body , now in the American chnpcl In that
city , convoyed to America.
Mrs. R. n. E. N Southworth , the novelist ,
Is still writlnir , though over soventy-llvo
years of ngo. .As to liar full ntuno , which Is
ICinma Dorothv llllza Neuctto Southworth ,
she says : "Whon I was born my people
worn too poor to glvu mo anything else , so
they R.IVO mo nil these names. "
Miss Florence Blagarnlc , the rosy Kngllsh-
woman who came to the national council and
Is now studying America anil Americans ,
say.s that nothing Ims struck her with such a
scnr.o of novelty as ladles' lunches , nt which
fushionablv dressed Indies set down to dainty
viands and the tables uro set without wiuo
Miss llolllns of Pittsburg , ngcd fifty-two ,
recently broke n marriage engagement with
a man named Nelson , aged sixty-eight. Ex
plaining , &ho said : "My parents would
never allow mo to marry a man old enoiu'li
to bo my father. Any young girl has a right
to break a love affair ; I have ninny precedents
fur so doing. "
/ . i Nsixfi , us m
A Cleveland maid of pious bent
Such great ntjborronro shows
Forthiiigs profnnu , tbat nil through Lent
She will not darn berboso
New York Recorder : According to re
ports for the nenr-by rnco trucks , the horses
will have to bo provided with llfo preservers
If any races are to bo run within the next
Washington Star : If n man loaves his
flannels off for six weeks or two months , yet ,
ho won't have any use for the letter "n"
until next fall. If oddyivud dod't bollovo
this , led bib try Id wudco nd zoo.
Philadelphia Times : It is dlfllcult to con
vince the iwerago deal , delightful woman
that there Is not some deep-laid connection
between the hurried shipment of gold to Eu-
ropoftnd her husnand's knowledge that the
bill for her Caster bonnet will bo cdmlng In
in a few days.
A'eto 1'orlc Jnwnal.
Shriller than u big bazoo
Is the strlclont , llorco "Atchool"
Of the victim wbo is suffering from tbo
"grip ; "
In his oycs are scalding tears ,
IIo hus roaring In his ears ,
And he wheezes HUu a clilcken with tbo
Rochester Talisman : Ho-I believe I
won't ' go tonight.
Sue Why , what changed your maid so
Ho I understand that Mr. Cnine-Fullou ,
the palmist , is to bo thcro und 1 can't stand
the 'expense. Ono baud last nlgbt cost mo
Yonkers Statesman : Some very pretty
birds will bo seen on Easter hnts this year ,
Uutthev cannot compare to the handsouio
ducks that will bo soon under thoin.
Enterprising1 Hohemirms Moving To
ward a rjtxlco I Ionic.
Thcro is n movement on foot among promi
nent Bohemian citizens which will probably
result in the building ; of u flue block on South
The Bohemian societies have for some lirao
wanted a convenient and commodious
building in which they can hnvo
an cutcrtalnmcnt hall , ledge rooms ,
and a gymnasium. Several of tho"
Ion acre In the enterprise , who are financially
able lo invest in a building of this kind , ute
now contemplating tlio'ercctlon of u block on
South Thirteenth sti-eot near Williams with
a froutnuo of about oni ) hundred feet and ox-
tiuullng back the full depth of the lot. The
building will bo three or four stoulos high ,
and the first story will bo occupied by busi
Tlio gentlemen Interested in the cntcrpnso
arc Joseph Kavnn , Joseph Paltk , F. J. Kns-
pnr. Judge Btrku , John Rosoky , V. ( J.
Vodckn , Frank Vodcka , S. A. Boranok ,
Frank Swoboda , Anton Kempt and John
"IVill'ams ' Improving.
Joe Williams has been removed from the
county Jail to the county hospital. Williams
is the principal witness against Joe Ihvyer ,
alias "Shorty , " alias "Scotty , " who killed
James O'Connor In an Eleventh street lodg
ing housePobruury 15.
Ho was unable to glvu bonds tor bis np-
pcaranco as a witness und was sent to ] al ! ,
where ho was attacked by la grlppo In u bo-
vcra form and his condition became so crit
ical that nis removal to the hospital was or
dered. His condition Is nowsntnowhat im
proved and It is bollaved that ho willsoon re
Bill llio AVliiUlor'H Tay.
Judge Hopowdl and twelve juiors were
amused yosterdny nftcrnoo i while they
listened to the testimony In the case of
William Yohu against the Eden Museo Com-
pony. Yo'iu Is a freak , ns are all of the
members of his family , and In this Instance
was suing lor SIM of wages , which thu Eden
Alusuu pcoplo claim was paid months npo.
Yoho , whtlo ho was m the inusco circuit ,
posed ns a whlltlar , his duty being to carvp
out a Solomon temple. The wife told for
tunes aud the little girl performed the thrco-
hcadcd child net.
THE HE\V \ LINCOLN CHARTER ,
Some Important Amendments Made to it by
MAYOR GRAHAM APPEARS FOR TRIAL ,
Uo Outlines tlm Testimony IIo Will
Present and Takia u Change of
LINCOLNNob. . , March no. [ Special to TnJ
Br.K.J The housa this morning having reO
ommcndcd for pa ago the now Lincoln city
charter ns amended , some complication * uro
liable to happen 0.1 regards the election , some
of the parties having acted under tbo bollof
that the charter would not bo passed In tlmo
to take clloct at this election. The probabil
ities are that It will , liowuvor , and these who
bavo failed to immo men may got loft under
the now bnllob bill.
The new charter has already been given In
synopsis In these columns , but the amend
ments tacked on by the bouso changethu
m ensure In some Important particulars. Be
sides the water commissioner , a chairman
and two members of the board of public
works are mndo elective ofUcors. The pio-
vision relating to the election of city council-
nion makes It obligatory to elect half the
council ut largo , but provides thnt no two
shall reside In nny ono ward , which distil-
butos thorn ns at present. Thu appointive
ofllco of building Inspector is added to tha
mayor's ' powontnpd thu charge and appoint.
inont of city wnrshnl iiml pollcemon Is given
over to the oxctso board Instead of the mayor.
In addition to the councllmanlu provision re
ferred to the bill states that the penon re
ceiving the hlgbe.it number of votes , M com
pared with other candidates for council m
the same ward at said election shall be i a
clared ituly elected.
It also provides tbat no Inspector or nub 1 !
ofllcer .shall ho appointed except ono who liiut
been qualified by prncllail oxpcrlonco In tt o
partlcnlai line of Industry that requites his
attention and constitutes his duties. Thu
funds of the city are required to bo placed
in such banks ns ofl'or the highest ralo 01 in-
teroit , the council to advertise for bids for
the deposit * . Interest stiull not bo leas than
U per cent per annum. Banks must glvu
bonds in double Iho nmount of deposits , and
no bank having less than 5100,000 capital
stock pnld up shall bo selected. The council
is given authority to declare the oflleo vacant
If provisions are violated. When Iho city can
not pay Its laborers or employes the council
may uuthorlro tbo creation of an emergency
fund and. borrow the uionoy. All street worlc
must bu done by contract to lowest bidder , or
if n majority of property owners Immediately
interested may so petition it shall bo done by
day's ' work.
Any clti/.cn who .shall bo of tho. opinion
that nuy civil liability arising out of contract
or otherwise , exists in hchnlf of the city , bo
inny domnnd thnt the citv attorney prosecute
the same , and If ho shall irfjso , prnsccuto
it hlmsiilf , giving Htircty for coats. No wnrd
Hhnll .shall contain less than seven thousand
inhabitants. An omoreuncy clause is added.
THEMIYOH'B ' TIUAI. .
Today was the time sot for the trial of
Mayor Graham , who Is charged with assault-
ing'U. S. Llttlolield , editor of the Nebraska
Laborer. Mayor Graham appeared and took
a change of vunuo to Justice Foxwortby's
court , giving ns his reasons that Brown lived
in thu snmo district with Llttlullcid , und In
case that Justice's ' conduct in the case did not
suit that gentleman , llrowu would bo sub
jected to nbuso in Llttlellcld's ' paper. 'Iho
mayor gave an outline ) of tbo testimony that
be would present and It Is decidedly sensa
tional. Thu case will bo heurJ botoro Fox-
worthy on Wednesday unless the prosecution
A roitonn CAUOUT.
Today Constable Paul Stein of Omaha se
cured requisition paners from Governor UuyJ
for George W. Wheeler , the forger recently
arrested in Salt Lake City after evading tbo
oflleere for nearly four years. Wheeler's
forgeries are said to amount to nearly $ > r > ,000.
Ho run an elaborate musical instrument establishment
tablishmentover Dunnctt's store
/ over on Capital
avenue , between Fifteenth und Sixteenth
streets , but ho found that ho was making
money too slowlv and resorted to methods
which nro frowned on by tlio laws and
courts. Among his victims was Charlay
C'orbett. whoso nnnio was forged to a draft
for $1,000. , Constable Btoln loft on the after
noon train for Salt Lake City , Wheeler U
using ovcry effort to got free before Stoil
reaches Salt Lnko City aud has used every
posslhlo InllucuuQ to socuvo a writ of habeas
moos moves A. WINNKU.
The contest over the election of delegate to
represent the Lincoln Typographical union
nt Boston this yonr was llnully decided yes
terday afternoon. There was a largo turn
out of printers , and eight moro ballots wcro
necessary to dotcrnuna the winner. S. M.
Jackson und J. I ) Calhouu wcro also In the
light , and they pulled fiom Howo's vote vow
materially. On the fourteenth ballot Uiggs
received forty votes , and was declared elected.
As soon as It was apparent thnt Ktggs was
ibo mini , Howe and his contingent withdrew
from the meeting very much disgruntled. U.
W. Clurkln was elected na nltonmto. *
FWK IN THI : snr.EDY I
The lira department was called out about
7:30 last evening to subduoa lively llttlu
dlato in the Hotel Muck. The properly Is nn-
occupied , save , bj a watchman numod Kane ,
who told the flrcmon that while ho wns be
hind' the counter with a lump the Inttor ex
ploded aud tbu burning oil caused tha blnza
The tire was sjieodily quenched , but on in - f
vestigation the llronipn could llnd no truces
of thu lump. Kane Is said to huvo been
drinking during the evening , and tbo story of
the lamp explosion is not regarded us being n
truthful ono. Thu hotel belongs to the
Shccdy estate mid 200 will repair the
Tr.MPOUAllII.Y A DAILY TAPKIl.
Calhoun's Herald comes out today as an
evening paper. The paper will bo run ns a
daily during thu municipal campaign. The
democrats oi the citv have become imbued
with the idea thnt this Is the opportunity for
them to elect a democratic mayor , and a hard
pull will bo niadu for Amos.
oniib AND i.M)8. : )
Mary Ann Brunnnn was turned out of the
house Saturday by her paramour , nnd pro
ceeded to drink some bad liquor with a bevy
of Rwltcbuicn. Knrly yesterday morning
filio was found Ivlng dead drunk in the
bottoms , nnd would have dlod from exposure-
hul : she not been rescued.
On Wednesday evening the choir of tbo
Holy Trinity church will present tbo sacred
c.intntn , "Daughter of Jalrus , " No admis
sion fee will bo charged. Homo of the best
musical talent In the city Will participate.
U. S. Nelr , the well known druggist , xvas
married yesterday at Mnrsnnlliown , la. , to
Miss SusloVIIlhiins of thnt city.
1'aul I'ingol , living ut 1 W N street , reports
to the police that some ono entered his homo
Saturday night and got away with a gold
watch , tiomu clothing uml sovrrnl dollars In
cash. Patrick I'nltnn.who rooms In thu Men-
love block , sajb thnt homo ono Mvlpud his
now overcoat the same night.
Miss C. F. Lin I ; will give ah art reception
at the residence ) of Mr. aud Mrs. J , Lansing
on Friday nnd Saturday.
Manager Deb McKoynolds of the Lincoln
opera house hus secured u three yuars' lenio
of thu new theater at Kuurnuy ,
Highest of all in Ltavening Power. U , S. Gov't Report , Aug. 17 , 1889.
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