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THE OJVIAHA DAILY B'JBE , THUKSJDAY JUNE 4 , 1S01.
THE DAILY BEE
E. KOSEWATEK EDITOR
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N. ) ' . KBIT.
fj is now ohm-god by si Dublin
newspaper with ombo///.lomont and is
clmllongod to bring legal proceed ings
against tbo publisher. I'arnoll will
soon liuvo boon acuusod of all the crinioa
in tlio calendar by his porsintont
IN niitKCT cotitradiution ot tlio ox-
travayant criticisms of domoc.'rats upon
the financial mmmgomont of the prosonf ,
adininisti-ation $2m,000,000 : of the public
debt has boon lifted and the secretary is
ready to pay S" > 0,000,000 more of matured
4J per cent bonds.
TllK state board of equali/ation finds
5-118.15 miles of railroad in Nebraska
nnd assesses the sanio at an average per
inilo of $ o-101.15 , the aggrcgato assosa-
inont being S20,2G.,917.80. The i > alaco
cars are assessed at $168,51-42 ! ! , and the
telegraph property at $210,18-1.
YALK students are as proud of a lark
us over. Their latest oscarmdo was an
attempt to stampede Uarnum's sbo\v by
throwing torpedoes and lire crackers
upon the horses and elephants in the cir
cus parado. This youthful indiscretion
has the merit of novelty if nothing1 else ,
GOVKUNOK TINMAN of South Carolina
lina having captured the executive
ofllco now denounces the sub-troasury
Hchomo. It was this vagary and Gov
ernor Tillnwn that broke the back of
Wndo Hampton , and this , revolution of
Eontiment on the part of the governor Is
TIIK trenchant style of John J. In-
galls would greatly improve tlio edito
rial page of the Now York Truth.
Whatever may ho thought of the ox-
Bonator's recent vacillating course In
politics , ouo thing cannot bo tralnsaid.
lie uses powerful , pure and fascinating
English upon all subjects ho undertakes
TOMOKUOW will probably witness the
execution of two murderers at Fremont.
Tlio governor has refused to interfere in
their behalf. Tlio execution should bens
ns private as possible and every care
taken to prevent the recurrence of the
sickening accidents which made the
Broken Uow execution memorable and
KNIOIITS of Reciprocity Is the name of
n now order which is being applied to
Kansas as a counter irritant to the alli
ance. It has already a membership of
liO.OOO. Old line republicans favor its
Bontlmonts but oppose its secret work.
They , and good citizens everywhere ,
ngroo that a secret society to inltuonco
politics is unainorlcan.
DKI.AWAUIJ has but three counties and
yet the legislature managed to pass a law
which is said to have deprived the counties -
ties of the power of collecting taxes , nnd
bankruptcy stares them in the face. The
Iwiliwlck of the Hnyards is in its decadence -
cadence slnco that brainy family retired
to'privato life. The state is not big
enough for more than one great man at
OMAHA'S Independent club is not a
pronounced success so far as attendance
is concerned. Hut 'M patriots listened -
tened to the eloquence of Hoot , Minahan
and others at the last mooting , and it
took until 1) ) p. in. to got even so small
an audience together. The fact is the en
thusiasm of tlio now third party appears
to have spent Itself .at Cincinnati. No
rousing ratification meetings have boon
reported anywhere , and Omuha is as in-
dllToront as the rest of the country.
Tin ? intelligence comes from Lincoln
that Judge O. P. < Meson will pluck the
exposition plum for which Colonel
'Harry Ilotohkiss and ox-Governor Fur-
nas lire yearning. Judge Mason has
boon an ublo attorney , a vacillating
politician , n secretary of the Ixiard of
transportation , a justice of the supreme
court and 1ms hold many other public
positions. His legal acumen nnd polit
ical and personal services for Governor
Thayer will no doubt be of great value
to the stale at Chicago during the
world's fair , lias the judge given up
nil notion of being register of the United
States treasury ?
KKnilASHA.'S SUOAtl WTKIIK8T ,
Tlioro Is every reason to believe that
If the sugar boot industry is given
proper oncournpemont In Nebraska it
will develop Into a great and permanent
source of revenue to the farmers of the
state , contributing enormously to our
material progress and prosperity. It
will bo remembered that when the sou-
rotary of agriculture was last here ho
said that he found the conditions in
Nebraska far more favorable to success
In the sugar boot Industry thnn ho
had Seen thorn In California , and
ho thought this should become one of
the most profitable enterprises In the
stateIt haa boon shown beyond ques
tion that suu'ar boots raised in Nebraska
contain the largest percentage of sugar ,
and production as yet has not boon
under the most favorable conditions.
JtesullH , however , have boon such as to
demonstrate that the neil and climate of
a largo portion of the state are admir
ably adapted to the cultivation of the
sugar beet , and with hotter knowl
edge as to the most suc
cessful methods of cultivation , Ne
braska boots will undoubtedly take a
higher rank than at present.
The repeal of the sugar bounty by the
last legislature is now very generally
soon to have boon a mistake. It put a
check upon the sugar industry just
when It was most necessary to foster and
oncounigo it. It is to bo feared that
there will bo no more sugar factories
erected in Nebraska until a moro liberal
legislature than the last ono shall restore -
store the bounty , and while farmers hav
ing good boot soil may go into the busi
ness of cultivating the sugar boot ,
trusting to a market olpowhoro ,
homo factories are necessary tostimulato
the production. With a reasonable
bounty it is highly probable that in a
few years Nebraska might have had a
do/.on or moro factories , manufacturing
enough sugar to supply the demand of
several states , and bringing to our people
ple a revenue in comparison with which
the bounty paid would bo utterly insig
nificant. Nothing is moro certain than
that if Nebraska adheres to tlio policy
of refusing to do anything to foster the
sugar industry ether states will profit by
her mistake. Unquestionable as her ad
vantages are , unless she pursues a liberal
policy she will not bo able to got the
full benefit of thorn.
Of course nothing can bo done now.
The question of bounty must wait for
the legislature of 1S92. But meantime
public sentiment should bo educated as
to the importance and great possibili
ties of this industry , so that the next
legislature will bo prepared to give it
tiie consideration which its value to our
people , if adequately developed , would
TIIH VUTUHK trilKAT SUPPLY.
The question of the future wheat sup
ply , raised by Mr. Davis in an eastern
magazine , continues to bo discussed.
Tlio rather startling statistics presented
by way of showing that the United
States will not bo able to export any
wheat after 1895 , but will probably find it
necessary to import , have not generally
boon accepted as conclusive. It is not
clear that the wheat area of the country
is so nearly exhausted , as the statis
tician makes out by his figures ,
but oven if it bo conceded that
ho is correct in this particular
the producing power of the area occu
pied can probably bo materially in
creased. But the author whoso investi
gations led him to the somewhat dis
turbing conclusion that n few years
hence the whoatsupplyof the world will
bo far below the demand for consump
tion tenaciously adheres to his opinion ,
apd meets his critics with additional
statistics. Still the consensus of opin
ion is that in.this country' wo have not
in any souse of the word reached
our limit of wheat produc
tion , and it is suggested that
such a theory would soon bo
exploded if farmers were assured of ono
dollar a bushel for wheat on the Missis
sippi river and at eastern points with
freight added from the .Mississippi. It
is argued that as long as farmers can do
bettor with ether crops than by raising
wheat at t'io uvorngo price of the last
few y&arrf the production of wheat will
not materially increase , but that a per
manent advance in price will stimulate
production to an extent that will dispel
all fear of scarcity. Tlioro is
certainly plausibility in this
view. It is hardly quos'tion-
able that the present wheat area is capa
ble of producing considerable more than
An interesting contribution to this
discussion relates to tlu capabilities of
the Canadian northwest as a wheat re
gion. The advocates of annexation have
found what they evidently regarded as
ono of their most potent arguments in
the possibility that the United States
would soon bo compelled to look to that
portion of the Dominion for sup
plying the deficiency in tlio homo
production. How little dependence -
once can bo placed upon thU
source of supply is indicated by a
writer who says there is not a largo area
in the Canadian northwest where wheat
can bo grown and ripened with average
succcbS , or with any prnlit at the proba
ble average price for many years to
come. Ho states that wheat was grown
nt Winnipeg long before it was grown in
Minnesota , and the quality lias always
boon of the host when nut destroyed by
frost. Winnipeg has had rail
way connection with Minneapolis
for 12 years , and during that
tlmo the Canadian government
and the Canadian Facilio railway
company have expanded very largo
sums to induce emigrants to settle in
Manitoba and the adjoining territories.
Yet the entire agricultural population
between Ontario and the Kooky moun
tains Ooos no exceed 80,000 , and moo
settlers who on to roil upon lands in the
Canadian northwest slnco 1880 have
abandoned them and settled on this side
the boundary than now reside there as
occupiers of land. Certainly such facts
do not sustain the Idea thut the north
western portion of the Dominion is to
become the granary from which
the nations will supply the do-
llcionoy in their wheat production. But
interesting as this question certainly Is ,
there Is doubtless no reason to appro-
homl that llvo or ton or twenty years
hence tbo world will find itself per
manently short of bread. Whnnovor
such nn exigency shall bo seriously
threatened a way will bo found to meet
it. The immediate future Is most
promising. The signs continue good
that American fanners will have abund
ant crops and tlmt they will bring profit
able returns. And the prices of breadstuffs -
stuffs will probnbly never again bo as
low as they have boon for several years
past. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
AX011IKK I'USSIIILK ISSVK.
The situation of affairs in Newfound
land may eventuate in adding to the
Issues between this country and Great
Britain which await solution , llocontly
the French admiral refused to permit
the sale of bait to American llshormon
in St. George's buy , a privilege which
our fishermen have enjoyed without In
terruption for thrco-quartors of a cen
tury. It does not appear that this action
was Intended to bo olTonsivo to our government -
ornmont , but was simply an assertion
of the French claim to con
trol absolutely the waters desig
nated , and meant that only Frenchmen
could take bait therein , and that the
bait taken could bo sold to Frenchmen
only. Hut this is'a denial of rights
claimed by American llshormon , and
hitherto allowed , under the treaty mtido
with England in 1818. It is true Franco
was not a party to this convention , but
its terms imply the possonslon by
F.ngland of equal rights with Franco in
the fisheries in question , and although
this Is denied by Franco , that fact can
hardly bo hold to warrant England in
failing to make good the obligations on-
tared into with the United States.
Of course this country has nothing to
do directly with the controversy be
tween Franco and England , which will
bo settled by arbitration. Wo are simply
concerned that the privileges which
have boon so long enjoyed by our fisher
men shall not bo denied them , and it is
plainly the duty of England to make
some arrangement by which they shall
not bo denied pending the settlement of
the controversy between her and Franco.
If the result is in favor of Franco , that
would of course dispose of our claims
upon England , but until such is the case
our fishermen should not bo allowed to
suffer. The matter has importance in a
practical way and involves a moro or
less vital principle. There has been no
intimation as to whether our govern
ment will take notice of the matter , but
it is not to bo supposed that it will per
mit the interests of American fishermen
to bo summarily sacrificed without a
protest. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
TllK n'AHKUOUSK IllLIj AOAlff.
The people of Nebraska do not fully
approci.ito the importance of the now
warehouse law. Although it has boon
explained and its merits have boon ex
tensively discussed by the press , there
are still many farmers and ether citi
zens who do not understand its value to
It goes into effect' July ! . ' The ma
chinery which is to make it Directive
should bo provided very soon after that
date. The producers of Nebraska want
to profit by the opportunity it'.presents
with the forthcoming crop. The pros
pects for a largo yield and good prices
and the facilities for taking advantage
of the situation as now presented , if
realized , will make this a bonanza year
Under this measure every elevator ,
warehouse and storage building becomes
a public warehouse. The producer may
take his product to the warehouse man
for storage and there , upon certain
necessary reasonable conditions , it must
be received. There are certain regula
tions as to inspection , grading , charges
for storage , etc. , but the important fact
is that the producer may under this law
carry his own produce until ho is willing
to accept the price offered for it. In
ether words , if the producer believes his
product will bring moro money a month
later than the day when ho. hauls
it to town , instead of taking it bacK
homo or soiling it at a sacrifice ho stores
it to wait for ; i satisfactory market.
When the system is in working order
the stored product represented by the
warehouse man's receipts will bo ac
cepted as security for money of which
the producer may bo in immediate need.
It is a great improvement upon the sub-
treasury idea of the alliance , and the
government has nothing to do with it
farther than to regulate the methods pf
doing business. Tlio alliances of the
state will do their members far moro
storvico by looking carefully after the
warehouse law and the establishment of
warehouses than by ranting over third
party movements or any ether of the
half dozen schemes of some of their gar
TUB fact that a very able trio of gentlemen -
tlomon has boon selected as the commis
sion to determine the boundaries of I'ino
Uidgo and Rosebud agencies does not
remove the indignation of citizens of
South Dakota who are most interested
in the results of tholr work because
their state was entirely ignored. It Is
no comfort to thorn to bo told that Secretary -
rotary Noble has Ignored state lines in
several ether similar appointments , as
for instance the Mission Indian com
mission. Tlio Mission Indians reside in
southern California , but the commis
sioners were selected from Now York.
Massachusetts and Michigan.
IN TIIK course of 100'yearn Ireland
may bo entirely depopulated if the same
ratio of decrease is maintained during
the century as has prevailed fortho past
decade. The census of the Green Isle ,
just completed , shows a population of
1,700,102 , a decrease since the last
enumeration of1(18,701 ( , Possibly the
delay of the government of Great Brit
ain in adopting homo rule for Irulnnd is
caused by the hope will eh tjucU llguros
inspire in the breast of thd English tory.
O.VK cannot help remarking that an
American lawyer would nave had moro
amusement out of the prlnco of Wales
as a principal witness than appears to
have resulted to Sir Charles'Husbol in
the baccarat scandal milt.
COUNCILMAN OSTHOKI' Is on the
ground early with his resolution direct
ing the city engineer to ascertain and
report how much land over on the east
sldo of the river really belongs to
Nebraska. This very question is In
volved In the ( jliltst Omaha case no\v be
fore the supfo'i'yo ' court of the United
States. If the .court decides that the
channel of tntf'Mlssouri river , as it U
shown upon nif > i)8 ) drawn at the time of
the ndinisslorm of Iowa into the
union , or when f 'o ' boundary was dollnod
between lowanatid Nebraska , is now
the line of division between the states ,
the city ongfitoTjr will have little dllll-
culty in responding to the OstholT reso
lution. If thonpresont channel is hold
to bo the dividing line , then of course
the city engine can readily answer the
Inquiry. Meantime It Is quite proper to
institute the Investigations with the
purpose of making an exchange between
the two states in case it shall appear
that East Omaha Is in Iowa and Lake
Mntiawa and Spoj * . lake are In Ne
braska. The decision of the supreme
court Is awaited witft interest on both
sides of the Big Muddy.
Tin : Real Estate and Property Own
ers' association is hard at work already.
Its olllcors are energetic , earnest and
public-spirited. They propose to make
a success of the association. The olll
cors and real estate men , however , can
not accomplish much without the earnest
co-operation of property owners gener
ally , It is earnestly suggested , therefore ,
that every reader of Tim HUB who owns
a lot in Omaliti , give to the now associa
tion some substantial evidence of his de
sire for its success.
Nothing moro aptly illustrates the
strength of Omaha among men of finan
cial acumen , than the heavy invest
ments made in the city by Frederick L.
Ames of Boston. Ilo paid good round
figures for the three corners ho owns and
pl'intcd upon them great and costly brick
and stone structures. Ilo has just vis
ited the city nnd examined his property.
It is not necessary to add that ho has
never scon cause to regret his enterprise
or question his business foresight.
ON behalf of the citizens of Omaha , ,
regardless of medical faith , the state
society of Homoeopathic physicians is
welcomed to the city. Omaha is now
attired in her handsomest summer .suit
and is impressionable as well as attrac
tive. She is a good entertainer , cordial ,
interested and gonorous. She expects
her visitors to enjoy themselves and to
see and learn as much about her attrac
tions , dower and future as the brief time
allotted to tbo visitwill permit.
WITH 850 pijp'H's ' to bo provided for in
the Omaha high school it is clear as
daylight the beautiful building on the
hill will not bo adequate for the accom
modation of thor grades hitherto in
structed thoro. 'What will the people
permit the board to do about itV How
shall the woalthiust and most populous
socUon of Omaha bo provided with
proper school accommodations ?
IIoN. RoiiKiir P. POUTBH has re
turned to Washington filled with good
impressions o the west generally , and
of Omaha and Nebraska particularly.
The gentleman''predicts that Omaha
will surprise hesangulno self and tlio
country moro in'tlio next than in the
past decade. Superintendent Porter's
head is level.
AID nnd co-operation should bo the
inducements held out to manufacturing
concerns wishing to locate in Omaha.
Cash bonuses are not usually good busi
ness investments. The cash which goes
into any institution as remuneration for
prospective benefits should bo in the
nature of a loan or represent a part
nership. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
MASSACHUSBTTS a few years ago en
acted a law compelling its citizens to sit
down before indulging in ardent spirits ,
on the theory probably that a man can
hold loss whisky if seated thnn stand
ing. As the act is about to bo repealed
it appears that the theory did not sus
tain itself by facts and experience.
TUB card of a "Laborer" in which ho
complains that a stranger habited in
laborer's attire is an object of suspicion
to the Omaha police deserves attention
enough at least to warrant the suggest
ion that honest men shall not bo un
necessarily annoyed by indiscreet police
A LBADING practitioner of the doc
trines of "Christian science" as applied
to the euro of diseases , is now on trial in
t.ho district court. Tlio progress of the
case will"ho watched with no little in
terest. It is a test case involving tech
nical questions of considerable moment.
TIIK first positive stop has boon taken
by the board of trade looking to tlio es
tablishment of a grain and oroduco ex
change in the notice sent to the city
council to prepare to vacate the present
exchange room in the Chamber of Com-
morco. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
TIIK action of the council In refusing
to consider the ordinance proposing to
throw saloon dopr open all night moots
with the gonorftl approval of good citi
zens. , i (
TUB good , the , bud and the indifferent
have all manaoVl ) ? to secure places in
the list of inspectors of puulic work.
TIIK councilfli * inexcusably dilatory
about adopting'Yulos ' for the government
of the board ofndlth.
W - IBMHHBMB
Amnrjcj n Tin Plato.
Cable tu , A'ew Vorli Suit.
Tin pluto nmkori llll publicly profess con
temptuous dbboliari in the possibility of
Americans sunutyifjg tholr own wnuta In
whole or in purt.iUut in private the same par-
sous uro fur from. . jtyipy , nml this weak they
have been considerably perturbed by the
rumor tlmt ChiciiKO Is urouarlng to uuiuo tin
plates on u wholcdiilo scale.
UHCN of Kuliclllou.
EnglUh statesmen proceed on tholr course
in ruRimt to the Hoal-cutclutiK iiuo-ittou with
out the slightest ropinl to Cinimtluii Interests
or opinion. It's u wuv the English have with
colonial tcadlo-i. Gnu Hush of rebellion would
bo worth moro to the Canadians In securing
consideration from the mother country than
would a thousand fawning prottutaUons of
The IVcKlilcut'H All
riiihule.lih ( < /rconl ( ( Dem. ) ,
Observance of Dooorutloii day hi this city
wns marked hy a very gouorut cessation of
business uuU by the prccuco of the chief
magistrate of tbo republic. The honrty wol-
conio accorded to Provident Harrison wns at
onca nn evidence of tlm esteem In which ho
is held by the people nml a recognition of the
services which ho renaorod to Ids country In
an hour of danger. As for tlio people thorn-
solves , although Decoration day may have
lost some of Us original significance , it still
comes to thorn fraught with meaning. While
some may indiilgo In outdoor recreation or
well-earned rest nt homo , to others .ho tnt-
torod ting , the rolling drum and the llowor-
strewed grnvo vividly recalls the courage ,
loyalty and patriotism of these who died in
( tofonso of their country.
How N'ual DowNiit Is Working.
\ few weeks ago N'eal Dow induced the
Maine legislature to amend the prohibitory
law In such manner as ho declared would put
nn end to the liquor trafllc. The now statute
went Into olTect May 1. The l-iowiston
Journal , n republican nowspnpar , which
bollovos In prohibition and always tries to
malio out the best possible case for that
policy , In Its Issue of May 13 says that "a
correspondent from Belfast writes In a dU-
hoartcnud strain in regard to the liquor
business thoro. Hum selling will run riot
there this summer , the rumsollora having
taken fresh courage from the results of the
late session of the H. J. court , whore alt the
cases but ono wcro cither nolle pressed or
found not guilty. Another now saloon was
opened on lower Main street Saturday when
court adjourned , and now there are moro
than twenty places whore intoxicating liquors
are sold without lot or hindrance , " Helfnst
is a place of loss than 0,000 inhabitants , and
"moro than twenty" rum shops in n town of
that slzo means about the same ratio to popu
lation as in Now York city.
City Owiid'Hlilp of Gnu Works.
I'mK. . Hr. Uemtndl , A' u > York livlfimiilent.
The sclf-lntorost of n private gas company
always leads to making as much profit as pos
sible. The same solf-lntorcst of a publle-
owncd monopoly is to render the service its
cheaply or to got for the city as much reve
nue ns possible. Competition In gas has been
proven impracticable. Kvcn regulation by
the state , as In treat ! Britain , Massachusetts
and Ohio , is not working well enough to prevent -
vent a rapidly growing preference In all
these places for city ownership. A private
company , dcsplto Its paying higher interest
than do public companies , may manufacture
gas as cheaply ; but the people do not. If
these investigations prove anything , got as
much either In money or good government ,
out of private 113 out of publlo owned gas
St. Helena ( Ciild. ) St'ir.
Ono of our lady readers handed us the fol
lowing , with the request that wo publish It :
"Tho laaios of St. Helena have resolved
llioy will not wear the now style of doml-
trala skirt , considering it Inconvenient , dirty
and unhealthy. Any lady found swooping
the streets witn her sltirt will bo tabooed by
the Intelligent women of this community.
In these days of the enlightenment and pro
gress of women any fashion In dross that
teiids to prevent the healthful motions of the
body should bo considered as a mark of ret-
rogallon in the wearer. "
Tax Theories ( .rowing.
The Henry George people have auparently
mndo an Impression on Michigan. They have
an adherent in the mayor of Detroit , another
in Judge Henry A Uobinson , the state labor
commissioner , another very active ono In the
Adrian nnd the well-
nowly-eloctod mayor of , -
established Detroit livening News has re
cently become n convert. Even ox-Postmas
ter General- Don M. Dickinson is said to bo
openly friendly to the land tax movement.
Philadelphia Uecord : Now neighbor , mak
ing acquaintance graciously with old rosi-
dontor next door Got u parrot , ain't you i I
hearu it last night. Response Laws , no ;
that's my husband. He's pretty old. and lib
voicu is beginning to crack.
Where have you boon , my pretty maid )
I've been to church , kind sir , she said.
And where are going , my pretty maid !
To the football eamc , kind sir , she said.
Why did you leave the church , sweet maldi
They kick so much , kind sir , she said.
PliegenOo Blatter : Too Bad. Mrs. Smith
to tlio uurso llosi ) , you must really talco
belter care of the children. Hero you have
cone and let poor little Arthur blto his
Judge"This is a specimen of pig Iron , "
said the superintendent as ho showed Miss
Backbay of Boston through the foundry.
"Aw , how interesting ! Now would you
toll mu how this aw porcine iron differs
from the other bortl"
Till ! C\S ! MlTHIl'S QUIMTIOX.
If you should have to stand all day
In dark , damp collar cliinus ,
Would you not wish , toll mo , I pray ,
Like mo to lie sometimes I
Now Vork Herald : "Thoy are going to
try Dr. Griggs for heresy.1'
"You don't muan It ! On what grounds I"
"HI.H interpretation of the ISdun eplsodo.
llu Insists that Atlum and ICvo ate a banana ,
and that their fall was duo to their careluss-
ness with the uecllng. "
Tcxis Sittings : Smith Your now pants
are all worn out , and you only bought them
Jones I know it , but there Is nothing
strange about that.- When a man and his
wife Insist on woariiid the same garment it
can't last very long.
Detroit Free Press : It is hard to say
whether ttio.se facts art ) related , but it is at
least u notable coincidence that on the day
Senator Peller and his whiskers were olooted
to preside over the Cincinnati convention wo
hail three moro or loss disastrous cyclones In
ibis country ,
Detroit Proo Press : Landlady You
should rise early Mi * . Blank , if you wish a
good breakfast. You know it's tlio early
bird that catches the worm.
Boarder 1'vo got the worm , Airs. Snaggs.
Philadelphia Record : A corpulent gentle
man who was ordered by his doctor to wnlk
ton miles n day says : "It was pretty rough
at II rat , but a friend got mo a pans over sev
eral city lines , and now 1 don't ' mind the
Elmlra Gazette : Don't bo toosovoroon
tlio man who -smokes cigarettes ; no may have
promised u dying mother that ho would novel-
touch tobacco In any form.
'Tis love that makes the world go round ,
And love that round her waUt 10 slim
His arm propels ; for ho lias found
That bho is nil the world to him.
Kosoleaf : "What bocatno of that Samuels
girl that Pottorby wn Illrtlng with last sum-
morl" "You muan the girl that Pottorby
thought ho was Ilirtlng with. She married
A chorus slngor tried to join the Daughters
of the KQvolulloii the ether day , but they
said tho'y icnrcd the nnurchronism would bo
Satirist : "What's tlut noUo up stain 1"
" ' ' bo Angel. ' "
"It's Mury singing 'I Want to an
"Woll , stop bur pretty quick , or aho'll ruin
her chances forovor. "
Chicago Tribune : Dontlst ( who has had u
disputa with n lifo Insurance agent ) You
uiaUo your living , sir , by injuring the lives
of people who uro in no danger of dying.
Llfo Insurance A ; 'ont And jou llnd cm-
ploynumt for your own teeth by pulling the
teeth of ether people , sir.
Now York Hun : Visitor ( at the museum )
- Wbut is the ruuso of this terrible binolli
Attendant The llrc-euiur was tukon 111
this ufUTnoon and tlm Indm-rUubcr man
was just fool ouough to uudortako hu tricks.
NATIONAL SWINE BREEDERS ,
Annual Mooting at Lincoln of the Associa
tion of Export Judges.
DISCUSSING THE SCORE CARD SYSTEM ,
lor tlio UrinalnliiK Days
of Clio .Scssloii.-A llorso Trmlo
Tlmt Dia Not I'nii Out
LINCOT.V , Neb. , Juno 3. [ Special to TIIK
Bun. ] The state and national association ot
export Judges of swine Is now holding Its
annual session In the Donate chamber and
will continue until Friday ovonlng. The ob
ject of the association Is to oncourapo the
swlno Industry nnd ll.x higher and bolter
.standards for breeds and to have some cstnb-
llsbod system In determining the bust quali
ties and points of the hog.
The olllcors of tno association have boon
slow In arriving nnd did not put In an ai > -
poaranco until tins afternoon , consequently
the exercises last evening and this morning
wrro of on Informal nature. U the nbtonco
nf tbu president , the meeting was called to
oruor this morning by Vice President L. W.
Leonard of Pawnco City. The toronoon was
passed in discussing the merits of the so-
called score card , a muthod whereby
every good point of n porker
lb marked n certain per cent
and the npprcgato determines the llnono.ss of
the minimal. The discussion was opened by
D. P. McCrackenof Paxton , 111. Hu favored
the score card system. Ho was followed bv
H. U. Dawson of Kndicott , J. W. Puitunoii
of Craig. J. V. Wolfoof Lincoln , J. W. Sow-
derof Herman , Mr. ICnlght of Lee Park , 1 \
13. Brown of Syracuse , and others , and all
favored tlio score curd system. Mr. Brown
particularly made astrong and tolling speech ,
Ttio advocates of the old system , headed by
D. A. Higgs of Creston , argued In favor o'f
the old system whereby ttio general uppoiir-
ancoof tho.hog should alona determine its
grade Instead of considering it part by part.
The discussions wcro entered Into with zest ,
and proved very interesting.
The programme for the remaining two
days is BH follows :
Thursday Election of olllcors of the Na
tional association. Score card practice oo
Berkshire and Poland ( Jhlna.
Friday Kvpori of the secretary nnd treas
urer. Score card practice , Chester Wlnto
usc.Ai'r.i > run 1'isx.
Joshua Ifolley , who lives southwest of the
city , has had a narrow escape from going to
the penitentiary on the charge of horse steal
ing. Ho pursued the only course to avert
such n fate and that was to return the steed.
The story ns told by Wadsworth , the man
wluwo tiorso was taken , is to the effect that
the two had been drinking nnd Kelley bantered -
tored him for n trade of horses. They did
not como to any terms and Wadsworth ,
who was not fooling well , went to bed
although It was in the middle of the after
noon. After Wadsworth retired the neigh
bors state that Kelley went into Wads worth's
stable and took therefrom a line stallion und
loft instead an aged piece of horseflesh that
was worth comparatively littlo. When the
horse was found this morning In Kolloy's
possession ho claimed that ho had traded for
for It und refused to return It. Wndsworth
swore out a warrant for Kolloy's arrest nnd
that individual , after being taken bcforo
Justice Brown , decided to return the horse
on condition that the prosecution bo dropped.
The terms were accepted.
A KI.OWKH TOT FACTOHV.
Articles of incorporation of the MnElhln-
ney manufncturr.B compuny of Nebraska
Citv were filed tnis morning with the secre
tary of stato. The capital stock of the cor
poration is ? 10,000 , and the main industry to
bo carried on by the company is to bo the
manufacture of reservoir llowor pots. Tlio
gontlomcn ut the head of the enterprise are
Messrs. II. N. MoKltilimqy. John J. Culd-
wcll , Charles K. Swift and George S. Davis.
The Fremont nomp and twine company
has tiled amended articles of incorporation
with the secretary of state. The capital
stock is $7,000.
THI : HANK AT rxivmisiTV PMCE.
University place is to have n bank. Today
articles of incorporation of the now institu
tion wore Hied with the secretary of state.
It is to bo known as the Windom bank. The
capital atock is $ > . - > , OOU , and the corporators
are LeGrand M. Baldwin , George II. Clarke
und John C , Allen , sosretary of stato.
ODDS AND KNDS.
Miss Fun mo Colmrn , the accomplished
daughter of Hon. Willinni Cobiirn of Omaha ,
who has been the iruost of Mr. and Mrs.
George Bnworman for n few days , returned
Ml.ss Hannah Joyce , n woman of thirty , was
adjudged Insnno today and sent to the asy
lum. The woman has boon causing consider
able trouble of late by her strange but harmless -
XJKWS OP TllK SOUTHWEST.
Nomaha county expects to have ono of tha
host fruit en-ops this year known in her his
John ICerr , n prominent resident of Pierce
county , Is dead at the aj > o of sovonty-two
Charles Scott of Harrison had his arm
caught In the cogs of some machinery and the
muscles wcro torn out.
Flvo farm houses near Salem were entered
by burglars the ether night , but little of
value was secured by the thieves.
Fred Ott , a farm hand working near Plaits-
mouth , will go through llfo minus ono linger
ns the result of too intinmlo relations with u
liartlctt Richards of Chadron hassocurol
the contract to furnish < ! .om,00 ) ( ) pounds of
hoof to the KosebuU and Pine Uidgo Indian
agencies at about -I cenls nor pound , live
weight , delivery to bo made monthly during
the year commencing July I. It will require
nt least 0,000 head of cattle to till this con
A drink of embalming fluid , which ho mis
took for whisky , nearly ended the earthly cx-
Istonco of Will Hornck , living in the northeastern -
eastern part of Kearney county. IIu had
boon sitting up with a corpio and thought ho
needed a bracer , but Iho wrong bottle wns
given him. Ho discovered the mistulco be
fore It was too lalo and his llfo was saved by
generous doses of nineties.
Three David Clly young mun , named
Popper , Slovens and Wilson , while passing
near the residence of John Albright fired n
Hhotgun nt n swallow which came near kill
ing Mrs. Albright and her baby. Mrs. Al
bright was hanging up washing In her jard
when the charge of.shot passed by her head
SD floso tlmt It tore away some of her hair
nnd crashed through the window screen ,
bitting the baby In the cradle directly in the
faro. As the shot had spent it-s penetrating
force It did not rupture the skin , hut made
the baby's face look black. All Ihrco have
been placed under arrest on complaint of Mr.
Mr. nnd Mr. Daniel Pottorof Bethel town
ship , Fnyotto county , will celebrate tholr
sovi'iity-lhird wedding anniversary next Sat-
The Dos Mnlnn.s Baptist college 1ms Its en-
( lowinont fund of $100,000 nil pledged except
$10.000 , and DCS Molnca Is expected to con
tribute that. Among the largest donations
are : J. V. Hlnchman , Glenwood , $25,000 , ; A.
S. UarroUton , Sioux Cltr , ttfi.tXX ) ; And
John D. Rockefeller , Now York , tr..fiOO.
Little four-year-old Christine Homer , from
Stockholm , Sweden , Joined her father In
Dos Melnus last week , havlnir .sticcasslully
endcil a trip of ever four thousand miles ever /
land and sea without n friend or relative near .IT
Gilbert llraden , the man who murdered
Ulekoriit Grlunell , ami who has slnco bo.'ii
routined In the county Jail at .Montiv.nnm , ls
a raving nmnlaa He will probably be
gout to the asylum Instead of the peniten
George Hnss. an apparently strong , nblo-
bodled farmer of Mosalom township , started
to Dtibmtito in his wagon. When Hearing
ttio city he was seen to fall from his seat ( o
the road. Parties who ran to hu assistance
found him dead , The cause of his death was
heart disease. -f
Cltlicns of Mttseatlno living In the vlclnltj
of the high school building thought they
could dlsoorn pulls of smolie ascending from
the top ot Its tower nnd were about to send
in a lire alarm. Investigation failed to reveal
any evidence of lire nml It was llnally dis
covered Unit what appeared to ho smoke was
n collection of gnats or small Illos which
would occasionally rise up from the top of
the tower and settle down again.
Hon. and Mrs. Daniel F. Miller , sr. , of
I Cook uk celebrated their golden wedding
Monday. Mr. Miller was a member from Leo
uoiinty of the Iowa territorial legislature of
IMO and ISll ami soon after Iho Ipj-lslatho
session wont to Plttsburg nnd wns married
there to Miss Rebecca P. Phillips on June I ,
1MI. Tholr children , grandchildren and other
relatives are so numerous that the celebration
was conthied to the family relatives , ai.d
there was a host of them.
Robert Attains , aged llfly , a resident of
Manlev ; loved well but not"wlselv. . Ho be
came Inlatuatcd with Miss Rose 1 li'rgonlos ,
aged twenty , and upon the promise that ho
would deed his valuable farm to her she con
sented to bo his wife. Shortly after the win
some lady went to Rockwell to keep house
for George O. Armsburg. Last week she re
turned to her Adam nnd the deed wits made
out , the consideration being SI.fiDl ) , wltti $ !
paid In hand. They loft for homo , the mar
riage to take place in four or live days , but It
did not. She returned to hot-George nt Rock
well , and the next day but one ihov
went to Nortluvood , where another deed
was made and nreperly tiled , convoying tno
land to George C. Armsburg , consideration
SI.IHX ) , with W paid in Hand. They loft to
gether , and the old man Is loft alone , sadder
but wiser. Action has lieon commorred by
his children on the ground of alleged fraud.
WASHINGTON , Juno.'i. ( Special Telegram to
TIIK Hii.j : Pensions have boon granted as
follows ; Nebraska : Original OrvilloScott ,
Howard M. Hyburn. William Stilton , Died-
rich Vogt , Francis Uzru Newton , Ira C. Ong ,
David Anderson. Additional Frederick M.
Potter , Robert W. McMlnn , William T ,
Stewart , Gottlieb Meyer , Alonzo Furguson ,
Daniel ICing. Increase U'illiam Corrulh ,
Matthew L , Hislon , Potcr O. Clark ,
\vidows--Juno A. , widow of Andrew
Iowa : Original --Egbert L. Harbor. Fred
erick SoilIsaad L > . Voro , John U. Vanops ,
William Harvey , Kr.ra , M. Marsh , Fred K.
Logg , Alonzo Shelley , Peter SoderstrOm.
George W. Shipley , Jacob Rlploy , William
H. Rosser , William H. Sherwood , Daniel W.
Richmond , Stephen Allen , Charles W. Rob
inson , Joseph Davis , Geatten H. Cuvo ,
Thomas Anderson , Henry Richardson , Will
iam A. Rouse , Thomas S. Howland , Elms
Ruby , Jr. . Anthony ( Jantsvoll , Robert Pace ,
William R. Hughes. Addiuomil- George M.
Mason. Increase Polcr Qtilnn , David W.
Connelly , Wesley Harack , John Is. Weinman ,
Jacob R'ompo , Volnoy T. Ware , JohnSirnngiw
John L. Minor , Wilbur F. Rico. Reissuo--
John Rogers. Mexican widow Catharine ,
widow of John II. Strain.
South Dakota : Original Thomas J. Davis ,
Herbert Dewey , August Schaefer. Ad
ditional James H. Smith , C. K. McLuln.
Love settles Law SullH.
Nuw CASTI.H , Pa. , Juno It. Hymen's gentle -
tlo Influence nnd an old man's Illness have
united in sottllnir Imoortnnt bank eases. The
Wallace bank failure in 1SS-I resulted In num
erous prosecutions for obtaining money un
der f.ilso representations , but old man Wal
lace , president of the bunlr , has sinoo lived in
Ari/.ona , requisition being rolused. Ono by
ono the cases were abandoned and vesterdny
u motion was made that a nolle prosujui bo
permitled In the only two remah.ing cases ,
the proseculor being Mrs. Gunklnger. Next
week n son of Mrs. Gonkmger will woj u
niece of Wallace , llio bride being heir to a
goodly porlion of the vast estate of the lalo
R. \ VCunningham. \ . This fact unit Iho old
ago und illness of Wallace , who wislios lo re
turn lo New Castle , has hastened the sotllo-
uiuntof cases that Involved thousand ! of
dollars. - *
I'romiHO of n Siiocossl'iil Crop Men
and ItnyNeeded. .
Mr. J. G. Oxnnrd , manager of the manu
facturing department of the Norfolk sugar
boot factory , and C. Kennedy Hamilton , Jr. ,
superintendent of the sugar boot factory of
Grand Island , were at tno Milluul Tuoid ly.
The former was on his way u San Fran
cisco , where he will remain somu time , re
turning , however , to make preparations for
the opening of the new factory early In S sp.
A part of the machinery for the Norfolk
factory is now on its way to its destination ,
forty-live carloads having started yesterday
from Now Orleans , the remainder , compris
ing about sixty more carloads , to be loaded
as soon tus possible.
The machinery will bo put In place as soon
u > It roaches Norfolk. U is fashioned after
tlmt which has boon doing duty the past
year in Grand Island.
Mr. Oxnard was asked what effect the re
peal of the sugar bounty by the last legis
lature would have upon the making of bout
sugar In this state.
Ilo replied tnat it would have nn olTert
upon the factories already established. It
would , however , prevent the erection of any
more of them in Hits state ami compel the
company lo build nil their future manufac
tories wherever n bonus and suitable sod
could bo found.
At Norfolk there had been planted , the
present season , about two Ihousnnd , live
hundred acres of beets. Until recently the
season had been very dry and learn hud I' jn
entertained that Iho crop might prove , i fail
ure. About a week ago , however , a tefrosb-
ing shower of rain had fallen. Kuiii'.aytli'ro !
was another fall of about Ihroo-tonths of an
Inch and Monday night thn fall was about an
Inch. This ruin , In the estimation of Mr.
Oxnnrd , had Insured the .success of the crop
and the farmers and company were accord ,
Mr. Hamilton said that In Grand Island
they hud had an abundance of rain and that
the crop would provo a great success. There
were about twenty-seven hundred acres of
beets planted , all of which w \ In excellent
condition. These would yield , ho thought ,
01 an average of fifteen tons of beets to Iho
acre. The prices which would rule wouid hoof
a scaling nature , beets of 1(1 ( per cent sao-
charino matter commanding jl pur ton.
Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Oxnard claimed
that they were greatly In need of help to cul
tivnto the beets. They claimed they could
give employment to almost a thousand bovs
In picking weeds during the period of culti
vation. Wanes varied , men receiving ? 1.M )
per day , youths nml boys being paid proportionately
tionately less according to their ability.
Many of the men could llnd employment [ n
the factory later whore , during the manufac
turing season , compilslng about ono hundred
nnd fifty daysthey , could accommodate about
two hundred and twoaty-flvo adults In each
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