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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE [ , THURSDAY JUNE 11 , 1891.
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N. P. FEir ,
"TnK university of Omnhn" sounds
well , looks well und is well.
Is no coward If ho is
nn impostor. A Kansas City mob falls
to make him flinch.
IF Balmiicodu. comes no nearer hitting
his enemies in land engagements than
his tlireo ships came to bombarding
Iqulquo ho will never overthrow the
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EX-SBNATOR IlENnnusoN of Missouri
is clearly out of politics , otherwise ho
would not speak of the "thriftless farmer
loaning upon the government instead of
his plow for support. "
KANSAS republicans will give thorn-
sol vcs no further uneasiness about Chief
Justice Horlon. The president has
selected another Kansan for the land
claim court. Ex-Senator Ingalls is once
more good natured.
ROOKR Q. MILLS is now very sorry ho
came out so flatly for free trade. The
pretty little sentiment which took so
wolf in his speeches nearly twoyears ago
is now a serious obstacle in the way from
Texas to the spcakership.
LINCOLN is promised an extensive sys
tem of electric street railways. What
Lincoln is promised she generally roa-
llxos. Tnoro are few cities of her size
, equal in vigor , entorpri&o and success In
her undertakings to the capital of Ne
IT IS reported that Minister Porter
has boon recalled from Rome in retalia
tion for tbo withdrawal of Huron Fava
by tbo Italian government. If this shall
rovlvo the discussion of the Italian con
troversy Americans generally will re
gret it ; otherwise they will approve it.
BACCAIIAT and its incidental embar
rassments appear in no wise to have af
fected the popularity of the prince of
Wales or lessened his interest in sport ,
lie is enthusiastically cheered by the
common people wherever ho is soon , and
ho wont from the court room direct to
the Ascot races.
TiIK president has appointed General
L. W. Colby of Nebraska as assistant at
torney general to represent the govern
ment in onset for Indian depredations
claims. Gonoraf Colby is well known as
n capable lawyer , nnd ho will undoubt
edly discharge the duties for which ho
has boon appointed ably and faithfully.
A LODCIK of the Knights of Reciprocity
has boon organized in Hastings , tlio first
of the order in the stato. For social
purposes and for the education of its
members the order Is all right , but if it
ia to bo a secret political society it will
not continue long to oxist. No secret
oath-bound political organization can
maintain its power in a frco country.
JUDOH GASLIN has boon on the bench
for 10 yours. IIo is eccentric and un
popular with the bar , but thus far no
opponent has boon found equal to his
defeat , John M. Rngan nnd R , M.
Batty of Hastings , two democrats , nro
looking longingly at his wool-sack now ,
but the olmnccs are two to ono that
Judge Gnslln will bo his own successor ,
A UHi'lIiiuCAN state convention in
Ohio Is generally n body of distinguished
ijotulomon. That of next week will con
tain among' its delegates , Senator Sher
man , Secretary Foster , ox-Governor
Forakor , ox-Speaker Koifor , ox-Con-
grossmon Groavonor and Thompson and
others loss noted but ablo. The conven
tion will nominate William McKlnloy ,
jr. , for governor nnd go homo to oloot
him auro. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
SKCKETAUY JOHNSON of the state
board of transportation is quito enthusi
astic over the warehouse law. Now if
ho will become interested hi n maximum
freight law and porsundo Ills co-lnborors
on the board to establish n reasonable
schedule of railroad freight rates , ho
will greatly uld the farmers in the state
In handling tholr product this ytmr with
profit. Public warehouses and reason-
\blo transportation clmrgoa will help
ho formora to n prosperity for a long
joriod hitherto unknown.
STltEXOTIl OF TIIK NEW JlOrK.1fB.VT.
A dispatch from Now York gives an
estimate of the approximate strength of
the farmers' alliance and the orRnnl/a-
tlons nlliliatoil with it in the political
movainent of which the alliance is thn
head , based on information , ofllelal nnd
otherwise , from states in which thcso or-
gnnizntions have the most oxtonslvo
membership. It was not possible to got
Information from nil the olllclals ml-
dressed , some of them distrusting the
object of the questions submitted , but
enough was learned to onnblo iv very
satisfactory conclusion to bo formed
as to the vote now represented in the
various bodies upon which the now
movement depends. It appears tlmt
since the Ocala convention there has
boon considerable progress made by the
alliance except in Now England. The
greatest ndvnnco has boon in the south ,
but Increase Is reported also In the west
and northwest. In the 10 states of
Georgia , Kansas , Missouri , Kentucky ,
Virginia , Mississippi , Iowa , California ,
Colorado and Maryland , what are sup
posed to bo nearly accurate ficuros of
the allinnco membership , place the num
ber at 530,000. In 13 ether states ,
iminoly , Now York , Pennsylvania ,
West Virginia , North Carolina ,
Florida , Alabama , Louisiana , Indiana ,
Illinois , Michigan , Tennessee , Arkan
sas and South Dakota the membership
la given at 533,000. The cstlmato for
Nebraska , Minnesota , Wisconsin nnd
Iowa is from 175,000 to 200,000. Adding
n reasonable number for states not re
ported , nnd It will appear that the
strength of the National Farmers' Al-
llanco Is something over 300,000. The
Farmers' Mutual Benefit association ,
whoso membership is chiefly in Ohio ,
Indiana and Illinois , has about 150,000
members , and the Patrons of Husbandry
about 250,000. The Knights of Labor
is in iilllliatlon with the now
movement and numbers 300,000.
The membership of these va
rious organizations would therefore
seem to bo about two million , and if 20
psr cent bo deducted for women and
minors , the voting strength Is about ono
million six hundred thousand , or ono-
eighth of the entire voting population of
the country. Of separate consideration
is the colored farmers' alliance , with
It would bo a grave mistake to under
rate the importance , with reference to
the old parties , of this largo body of
voters if united in a political movement ,
and it would bo most unwise to refuse
fuse fair and intelligent considera
tion ib the complaints and the
views of so numerous and valuable
a body of citizens. Their protest against
existing conditions is unquestionably
entitled to respectful attention , and no
reasonable demand which they make ,
practicable under our system of govern
ment , should bo ignored. There are
few intelligent men who do not admit
that some of the complaints of these
citizens are valid. The fault with them
is not that they complain and protest ,
Of that they organize for the purpose of
giving greater force to their demands
for redress of grievances , but that they
propose remedies either wholly
impracticable , hostile to long-
established principles , the wis
dom of which has boon amply
attested , or essentially repugnant to the
character und functions of our system of
government. Some of the demands of
the Ocnla platform no party will reject ,
but the vital part of that declaration ,
which gives instinctive character to the
movement the farmers of the country
are askc'd to support , no party that
hopes to exert a permanent influence in
American politics can afford to adopt.
The Bub-jroasury suhemo antagonizes
every wisoj honest and safe pi'inoiplo in
finance nndovory consideration of se
curity to .national and individual credit ,
and it is entirely safe to pre
dict that1 it will never become
a policy of this nation while sentiments
of honesty And justice and patriotism
are recognized by a majority of the
American pooplo. And among these
who hold and sincerely cherish these
sentiments tire millions of the farm
ers and workingmen of this country ,
who will continue to bo , as they
have boon in the past , tlio bulwark of a
sound currency and a stable financial
THK INDU.tr SCHOOL InOWKIfT ,
Commissioner Morgan grows very elo
quent in dotonso of tlio right of the In
dian boya at Genoa school to earn
the sumo wages us white boys pulling
weeds in the sugar beet fields. IIo
waxes "wroth at the Norfolk Knights of
Libor for passing resolutions calling
them aliens nnd demanding that they
shall not bo placed in the fields to
compete with white boys. Not only so ,
but the able commissioner goes further
and talks rather recklessly about shut
ting up the Genoa school and taking the
boys to Carlisle , where the Pennsylvania
farmers are eager to hire thorn to worlc
on their farms. All this probably
plonsos eastern people who know little
but care ti great deal about the Indians ,
but the circumstances do not warrant
making a national topic of discussion out
of the trivial incident in question.
The Norfolk mass mooting was wrong
in its action. The 30 Indian boys have
as much right in the beet sugar Holds as
any ether boys. Most of tholr fathers
are citizens of Thurston county in this
stnto , and although of Indian blood the
boys nro soon Hkowiso to bo citizens.
The small number proposed for the flold
work could not ofToot the interests of the
whites for they were engaged tit the
same pay ns the whlto boys. The Ox-
nards were wrong in canceling their
contract , though they had n perfect
right to cancel it if they choso. The
superintendent was right In making the
contract and right again , under the clr-
oumstancas , in advising that the boys bo
kept at Genoa instead of being sent to
Grand Island , in view of the hostile at
titude of the people at Norfolk nnd probable -
able opposition of these at Grand Island.
The commissioner is right on general
principles , but wrong la applying them
in this instance. It would have boon
bettor to eay nothing than to arouse fur
Ho is wrong also in suggesting
that the Pennsylvania school und
Pennsylvania farmers are moro will
ing to contribute to the education of the
Indians than the Nebraska school and
Nebraska citizens. IIo could nol close
the school If ho would and could not
take the pupils to Carlisle if ho were so
disposed. The people of this state will
absorb moro Indians than Pennsylvania ,
nnd the Genoa school Rots moro work
out of Ha pupils In proportion to number
than does Carlisle. It is u great tins-
take to suppose that only the east ap
preciates the problem of Indian civiliza
The whole affair Is a moro incident.
The Norfolk resolutions would have
boon passed if the whlto boya of the
reform school had boon engaged. The
discussion of it is its worst feature. It
will pass and bo forgotten unless digni
fied by controversy into a question of
27/K JVKll' JjAKD COUll'l' JUDGES.
The president has announced the ap
pointments of the judges of the now
land court , nnd undoubtedly they will bo
satisfactory to the people of the sections
most concerned in the judicial business
for which the court was created. The
west and the south nro honored In the
appointments , the former section getting
the three republican members of the
court and the latter the two democrat' ? ,
the president having wisely decided
that a minority of the judges
should bo of the opposition party. Ex-
Congressman Joseph R. Reed of Iowa
will bo chief justice of the court. Judge
Reed was a member of the last congress
and has had judicial experience on the
district and supreme benches of Iowa ,
covering a period of 17 years. The
ether members of the now court are
Wilbur F. Stone of Colorado , who occu
pies high rank in that state as a lawyer ,
Henry C. Sluss of Kansas , Thomas C.
Fuller of North Carolina , nnd William
Murray of Tennessee. The attorney for
the court Is Matthew G. Reynolds of
Missouri. The now court , which will
bo nn important addition to the federal
judicial system , is required to bo organ
ized during the present month. Its
function will bo to adjudicate all issues
arising from land claims and titles.
Tins n'AKn ASSBSSMKNT.
The Fifth ward protest deserves moro
than a passing mention. A ruling of
the county commissioners which enables
a cornoration to escape paying its
proper pro rata of taxes is wrong in
principle and ought to bo wrong in law.
THE BKK believes there is no authority
for the resolution directing that
the personal property of corporations
of every character shall bo assessed
in the precincts or wards in
which their principal otlicos are located.
There is some reason for taking this
ground in the cases of corporations with
property extending along or under the
streets from ono ward to another on ac
count of the difficulty of making ward
assessments. Where the property to bo
assessed is definitely located and wholly
within the boundary of a given ward no
man is so competent to determine its
taxable value as the assessor of that
ward. A case in point illustrating the
truth of this is cited by the Fifth
ward committee. Property wholly
in that ward was last year
valued by the local.nssossoV" . some
thing move than $3,000. Under the
commissioners' order the same property
with n year's accretions -assessed at
the principal offlco by the assessor of
another ward at $700.
The basis of the county attorney's
opinion , upon wuicnHho comtiiissionors'
action is grounded , .is' section 8 ,
chapter 77. of the revised statutes
1889 , page G75 : "Personal property ex
cept such us is required in t'his chapter
to bo listed and assessed otherwise
shall bo listed nnd assessed * in the
county , precinct , township- , city or village
lage where the owner resides" The cap
ital stock and franchises of corporations
and persons , except as may bo otherwise
provided , shall bo Jlistod and taxed in
the county , precinct , , tow/is.hip , city or
village where the principal office or
place of business of such' corporation or
person Is located in this stato. " The
law specifically provides for the assess
ment of horses , stages , and ether per
sonal property of stage , and express com
panies where that property , is kopt. It
also requires assessors when per
sonal property is assessable in
several school districts , tb assess
the amount in each separately. It , how
ever , authorizes the county board to fix
the place for listing and assessing where
questions as to the proper place to list
personal property arise.
It is not clear , however , that the per
sonal property of ordinary corporations ,
which are merely partnership , should
give rise to any doubt as to the proper
place of assessment. It appears that
precedent favors the assessment of this
property in the ward where it is located ,
and that the present year witnesses the
departure from that precedent. The
question is important enough for a judi
cial decision , and it is hoped the Fifth
ward people will take their case to the
Till ! board of education is not responsi
ble for the changes made in the plans of
the city hall building. Their original
contribution of $25,000 toward its con
struction was made In good faith with
the reasonable expectation that quarters
would be provided within two years from
the date of the agreement. It is now
five years since the money was paid over
to the city. During that tlmo the board'
has boon obliged to pay something near
85,000 in rent. Interest on the $25,000
at U per cent simple Interest amounts to
$7,500. The board has a written agree
ment for one-eighth of the floor spaua of
the building and an equitable right to
its fulfilment , notwithstanding the city
hall will cost moro than was originally
proposed. The board should insist upon
its rights. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Tim park commission in its discussions
regarding a system of city parks must
not forgot that these public breathing
spaces should bo within roach1 of the
poor as well as the rich. A single
square in the heart of the city will do
moro good for the working people than
a whole section three , four or flvo miles
from their homos.
Tlin waterworks company ought now
to bo bo satisfied that it neither owns
the streets nor possesses thVpo'wor to
obstruct public improvements. Ctty
Attorney Popplotou gives it as his
opinion tlmt thocotnpany may bo compelled -
polled in ttovarnlllognl wtiys to livy its
Innlns upon NoM'h Twentieth und ether
streets In ndvanv'o of Uio paving of sticli
streets. The ftfot Hint the city tloos not
need flro liydrti'hts every COO foot on
such streets Irf'rfcason enough for refus
ing to locnto tlioSn there , but not ronson
enough to wna' it the waterworks com-
pnny to refuse the performance of Its
plain duty or Jutorposo obstructions tel
l > ubllc ImprovoinoiitB.
SATUKOAY'n'tjJht the council will con
sider the question of the proper distri
bution of ens mid electric lights. The
council should absolutely refuse to on'or
the erection of a single additional elec
tric light unless the oloctrlo light com
pany reduces its annual rental. Lincoln
pays $120 , Omaha 8175 per year for an
arc light said to bo of 2,000 cundlo pow
er. The Denver authorities have re
cently voted not to add a single arc light
unless the rate In that city Is reduced to
8120 per annum per light. Omaha should
refuse to bo robbed.
TiiiUTY-KOtm useless hydrants , on
each of which the city has boon paying
an annual rental of $00 , were found by
the council committee. Eighteen of
these were ordered taken up and re
located whore they are needed. The
others , also , should bo placed whore
they will bo of service. A little atten
tion to leaks of this character in the
public treasury In connection with ether
franchlscd corporations may reveal
other opportunities to save money.
As has before boon remarked $1,000 Is
a good round sum to pay out of the
county treasury merely to placate Isaac
Hascall. It is especially good and round
when taken in connection with the fact
that the lots which the gentleman
agreed to buy on which the old poor
house now stands have never boon con
voyed to him for the very good and suf
ficient reason that ho never paid for
THE great bridge controversy between
the Union Pacific ahd Rock Island rail
ways will bo hoard in the United States
court the remainder of this week. In
its result Omaha has a deep and abiding
local interest , for it involves the whole
union depot dilllculty.
IF the ofllco of sanitary commissioner
at 82,000 a year is intended as a sinecure
for n , pothouse politician , the ordinance
creating it ought to bo promptly vetoed
by tlio mayor.
HAVING a well guarded monopoly of
the street transportation business of the
city the enterprise of the Omaha street
railway company is especially com-
mciulciblo. * ,
BAKED air wins } for the Kollom school.
The champions of the stewed variety
were outvoted.1 '
Too iNcnr to Hades.
Hmlricc .Democrat ,
The follow who attempted to start a branch
heaven in Kansai.Citj ; has failed in the on-
torpriso. The locat/on was against him.
Anything to Help Nobrnska.
Vremimt Tribune ,
Tur. Bnw is commendably persistent in Us
endeavors to stimulate sugar boot culture
and boot sugar manufacture In Nebraska ,
it is a very profitable Held.
JYcic Yvrk tt'ariil.
The World observed , immediately nftor
the swoopinp victory last November , that the
roault of the elections had wldenoJ the domo-
oratio choice of n presidential candidate.
Benefits of 1'roteotion.
H'ax/ifmrton / Post.
William 1C Vandorbllt has Just erected a
§ 15,000 henhouse in his poultry yard , and yet
the democrats RO up and down the land pro
claiming that protection has not benefited
the American hen.
AVcnry of Charley mill Kitty.
JSf , Lnuli Qlote-rm craU
The decent thinf * for Parnell to do , of
course , is to marry Mrs. O'Shoa , but that
will not restore him to public confidence or
entitle him to the leadership of a political
party. His reputation is gene forever , and
the world is weary of him and all his affairs.
Pnss the Sackcloth and Ashen
Illinois the maker of presidents , the
champion of responsible government , the
homo of the world's Columbian exposition-
bows in humiliation and dlserraco before the
scandalous misrepresentation of as incompe
tent a house of roproiontativos as over de
famed a great commonwealth ,
Autobiography of iloties.
Detroit Free t'rcsn.
Lieutenant Governor Jones of New York ,
in nominating himself for governor , heaves
n rock at lion. Roswell P. Flower and says
of hlmsolf : "I nin not n great man , but I am
an honest man. " The campaign scorns , there
fore , to have boon opened , If not with prayer ,
at least with duo regard to the scriptural in
junction : 'Lot hint that is without sin cast
the first stono. "
lOxposo the Ilottomicss.
Tnu OMAHA BKR is also Indignant nt the
manner in which JjiOjimossmonts nro made.
As Is the case of JTramont , small property
owners pay more thftn their juai almro of the
taxes imposed. Itfslilutlons In Omaha rated
nt KtOO.OOO pay taxf on about § 15,000 and
glaring Irrogula'riy.qs nro noted in every
ward. Tins nml calls upon Interested tax
payers to hold a publlo mooting to appoint
committees to lnVcsfyato the matter.
If the papers , nOjtflnly of Omaha , but of the
whole state , woild | < pxposo the rottenness of
the present systo n _ of assessments and taxa
tion , a reform ought to bo worked ; a reform
of tin ovll thatfjiu ( | moro ways than ono is
damning the lluunqlal reputation of the
stato. | M
'Jho Sta'roloarcl'H Duty.
Jfioltrara I'luneer ,
"Wo miiHt olUinvrool voitij tlio
and ulvu the iiooplnftiio rollnf wo huvo urom-
Isod or farro tlio xtato board of transportation
to do Its duty. "
E. Ilosowator says this ,
Tlio last campaign from the ttmo the con-
foroncu of republicans In the spring to the
close of the campaign , was fought on this
Idea. The convention mada the changiu in
tbo pccrotary of state and commissioner of
public lands and buildings on this lino. The
republican party nearly bit Its control In
Nebraska. 'Now what U It going to do ? The
state board of transportation Is made up of
republicans , and since thov legislature rofuioj
to glvo a reasonable law , it Is the Imperative
duty for the state board to stop In and regu
Mr. Uosowator warns with wUdom.
The people demand with no uncertain
Lo ) as promised before It is too la to.
DIVORCE DECREE ANNULLED ,
Interesting Situation of a Man with Two
UNIVERSITY GRADUATING EXERCISES ,
Ijlncolii's Itcnl Kstato Kxctinngo
AInkca an Apprnl for the Ilnll
Club Found Doml in lied
Other Nc\vs Notes.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Juno 10. ( Special to TUB
BKB. ] Just n year npo today George W.
Hubble was grnntod n divorce from his wlfo ,
Liticlndn. Yesterday , however , the rejected
wlfo brought notion Iti the district court to
have ttto dlvorco annulled. Sbo alleged that
wbari her husband , Uoor o , first began suit
against her In her right name she Illod a
reply. Later ho commenced another suit
ngmnst her giving her a false namo. Of
course she did not reply to thU as she did not
Know that she was tbo defendant. Under
tbls second application Hubble secured n
divorce. Luclmla did not know of It as the
service was obtained by publication although
her husband know tbat she was living at
Clarinda , la.
It appears from other testimony adduced
tbat Hubboll's courtship was thrilling rather
than romantic as ho was forced to marry her
by n loaded revolver pointed In his face by a
relative of tlio girl.
After hearing all tbo testimony bis honor
decided to rovoUo tbo dlvorco nnd make the
two man and wlfo ns boforo.
It Is not known exactly where Ilubblo Is ,
but It is reported that bo has romnrrlod and
Is somewhere In tbo far wnst. Tbls , If true ,
will place his latest bride in mtbor nn em
STATE UN1VBUSITV COMMKNCHMKNT.
The commencement exercises of the state
university took nluco at Funko's opera house
this forenoon. There wcro tblrty-ono grad
uates , three of thorn being graduates who
had pursued n nlno months' course for the
doRroo of master of arts.
Tbo procession formed at the university
building at 9:30nnd : consisted of the gradu
ating class and ether students and tbo re
gents. The English university cap nnd gown
was worn by the graduates. The oxorclsos
at tbo opera house commenced at 10 n. m.
Tbo opening overture was by tbo cndot band.
Dr. K. H. Eddy followed with a tenor solo.
Tbo university oration was then delivered by
Prof. Jamas ii. Canllcld of the university of
Kansas. After n quartette by Messrs. AVurz-
burg and Uarnub.y and Mcsdamos Jansoii and
\Vatlclns , the various degrees were conferred.
State militia commissions wore then is
sued to tbo following university cadets :
Henry A. Keeso , James W. McCroslcy , David
A. Hiiprgard , Clarence E. Fletcbor. Guy P.
Tburbor. William T. Brown , Charles D.
Schctl , Albert A. Faurot.
E.VCOUIUOIXO TIIR 1IAT.I. CI.UII.
The real cstato exchange of Lincoln has
passed unanimously tbo following resolu
Whereas , The real estate ovchanzo of Lln-
rnln , Not ) . , auprccliitos tlio advantage derived
from tlio muliUoniinuu of a first ckisslmsu bull
club iit tbls city , and roalt/us tlmt not tbo
luust of tbo ad vantages derived thorofrom Is
the notices thereof calling attention to our
city In connection with ball news throughout
the press of the whole country , thus Indi
rectly giving ns the bonoflt of much advertis
ing th.it would otherwise cost a lurso amount
of manor : and
Whoruns , It bus been called to the attention
of this body that our olub is In need of pt-eun-
lary aid In Older to maintain Its present posi
tion In the league : therefore bo ft
Resolved , Thnttl o real rstato exchange lend
such aid to the management as Is In Its power
to do , and we would urge upon all cUlens of
Lincoln who have our prosperity at heart to
contribute as. llhonilly as they can to the sup
port of the enterprise.
FOUND DEAD IX IJED.
NoU Nelson , a young Swede , was found
dead in bed this morning at the boarding
house kept by bis sister at tbo northeast
corner of Eighth and U streets. Nelson has
bson at work in Omaba for some time , but
becoming ill about two wcolis ago ho came to
Lincoln in order to get hotter nursing. While
hero bo contracted la crippe , which hastened
his end. Last night ho was apparently in his
usual health , although very weaic. No ono
remained with him , und this morning when
Ills bister wont to his room to llnd out how ho
was she found him cold In licoth. It Is
thought probable that ho died during tbo
groat'olectrical storm of last night.
About 3 o'clock this morning Lincoln and
vicinity were visited by ono of the most dam
aging fains that has over visited this section.
Tbo damauo was confined mainly to the con
tents of cellars. The sidewalk near the McBride -
Bride block at Twelfth nnd P was under
mined and ? 1,000 worth of flour and baking
paraphernalia ruined. Wohlenburg , tbo to
bacconist on South Eleventh , is the loser of
$200 worth'of .material. Otto Glaser , Elev
enth and N , is $500 poorer. M. Aokerman ,
milliner. Twelfth and O , estimates bis loss at
§ 400. Wl H. Cock & Co. . South Eleventh
street , had 2.0JO pigeons drowned. A. Bloch
loses' $500. The barber shop in the basement
of the. Alexander block is ruined. Zobrung
& Dunn , druggists , lose SI , 000. The records
of the Postal telegraph company for tlio
past thirty days were destroyed. A.
Bruise's store on Fourth and T
was flooded. S. Pohvosky , on Twelfth
south of O , baa several thousand dollars
worth of goods water soaked.
All dav long Salt Crook has been rising
and after 7 o'clock this evening It was up to
the floors of some of the cottages on the bet
The now bower on B street burst between
Ninth and 1'ontb ' streets , as tbo fifteen inch
tile into which it empties , could not stand
the excess of water. All the cellars in tbat
vicinity were flooded.
Tin : MAYOR'S roi.icr.
Mayor Weir lias decided not to continue
tbo customary line of tbo women
who nro conducting or are inmates
of hnusos of prostitution , but Intends
to give each frail fumaln the full limit of the
law. This course has naturally created con-
sldorublo comment. Tbo mayor says ho is
dotonniucd to drive the prostitutes out of
Tbo mayor also proposes to abolish all tbo
pool rooms. IIo has given Chief Dingos in
structions to arrest everyone found running
COUMEXCKMKNT AT WEST.UrAN.
The commencement exorcises nt the Wesleyan -
loyan university worn bold at 10 n. rn. today
In the chapel of that institution. There were
four graduates : W. W. Wilson , Prod n.
Winter , Jerome Greor and Thomas W.
Sprawls. Each of these gentleman delivered
an oration. Wilson spoke on "Tho Conquest
of Mexico , " Winter on Tlio Mission of Lot-
tcrs , " Orooron "Tho Social 1'roblom , " aim
Sprawls on "God In History. "
A largo crowd was in attendance. This
evening Bishop Nowmau Uollvorod the uni
TIIK SATimUAV 1JKH.
It Will Contain Features of Intorpst to
Tus SVTUKDXY HKK , in the wostoni part of
Nebraska and adjoining states , is to thu
render what TIIK SU.NDAT BHK Is to thosa
within easy access of thu city. Although
Tin ; BKK'S special railroad tr.ilns place trie
paper In tbo hands of iln patrons before
breakfast , yut there uro some localities
wblcn It Is Impossible to roach evun during
the day , To puoplo ro.snlont there , the Sat
urday paper must furnlsti Sunday' reading.
For this reason , .vhllo U uonUilns a gro.itor
amount of special anil nres.s nuws than any
paper published In the wast. It aUo com
prises literary , social and sclcmtUla features
oijual to the Sunduv edition.
TIIK SiTUitiur I IB : , this week , will bo no
exception to tbo rulo. Among other things ,
It will contain the following !
ll'uomtno Oil * "WfciAn Intoroitlngr and
accurate raviow of the grout oil basin , quan
tity ana quality of tbo fluid , and tbo amount
of duvelopmont work dono. The Importance
of this roat natural storahou&o of petroleum
to Onuihu. tlio necowlty for local capital
taking bold , ami tbo sohomo of tbo Standard
monopoly to control the territory uro treated
In detail ,
'Iht 'i\n Develoinntnt i the Ulack Ullln A.
most. Intorcatlng , practical and curofully prepared -
pared urtlclo on the Dakota tin , a subject
which U attracting tbo attention of the min
ing world. Foreign capitalists und minors
have persistently bought and still seek
to dUcxniruKO thu development of the
tin Industry In this country aril cspoclallv In
Dakota. Tholr work , however , has been un
successful , ns will nppoar from n perusal of
the article In question.
! ftw oHie A'oiMiiv * ! . A feature which has
satisfied u long felt demand. It Is nn epitom
ized chronicle of tbo doings of the wcok In
every bainlot from the Missouri to the Gold
en Clnto and the pralrlo to the mountain top.
Lvory itoin is selected because It is nn Horn
of news nnd Interest nnd will bear perusal.
I'he A III } nMnntii , A most loarnca , yet
simple and practical oxj > oslUon of tbo nrlgln ,
purpose and vnluo of money with n discus
sion of tbo fa'.so ' and true theories us to Its
management by government , by Andrew
Carnoglo In the North American Uovlow of
Ch'ilft Hill nf MlieellwvScattoroil nil
over the Saturday HUpplcmont will bo found
the brightest and best work of the paragraph-
ors nnd punsters , Stale miscellany is ta
booed. Everything frc-sh nnd Interesting.
1'ASSIXC JfiSTH ,
Kate Field's ' Washington : Thatcher-
Nixon scorns llko i\ dull sort of follow. Does
bo ever crack 11 ] okol
Boxton Has to always. Can't see Into It
If bo doesn't.
Chicago Tribune : Facetious Customorpay- (
ing for his shampoo ) Yours Is the crowning
work of nil.
iJlrnlllcd jJarbor Yes , sir. Mon In my
profession always stand nt the head. Noxtl
IT TURNS OUT.
A'nroi / / iison.
The feller that treated uv mental delusions
Imagines that ho U a king ;
Another who wrote tor itoop oft the grlppo ,
Pegged out with a cough last spring.
The man that laid down rcg'lnr rules for his
Has cllod from irrogllar ways ;
The fellor what lectured on "How to Got
In poverty ended his days.
Tbo chap that wrote maxums tcr patlonco
Has gene Insane with ill nature.
And another who long wiu an almost strong ,
Turns out n revivalist preacher.
The lever whoso business was wrltlti * good
At last with his girl Is done ;
She give him tbo go , 'cause ho wuz too slow
Was alors so gloomy nnd glutn.
Washington 1'ost : " 1 don't think she will
got over It , " said the elephant , ns bo throw
some sawdust over his back.
"Who ? " inquired tbo glroffo.
"Tho dromedary. Tbo kcoporgotln n hurry
the ether day and told bor to hump horsolf.
She thought It was a reflection on her shape ,
nnd has been pining away ovorslnco. "
Smith , Gray & Co.'s ' Monthly : First
Swell I say , old chappie , what do you think
of this talk of wearing knee-brooches !
Second Swell I ror" ono will novnh weah
Fiwt Swell I thupposo you lack the cour-
wage , old fellah t
Second Swell It's not a question of cour-
wugo , but logs , don't you know.
The miss who inns the telephone ,
Sad truth to toll ,
Will take her tlmo for what sbo does ,
And yours as well.
Lowell Mall : It is , perhaps , a trifle super
fluous to say that recent failures in the shoo
trade were because of inability to loot tbo
Washington Post : "How much Is Sltkklns
out on that last transaction 1" asked one
broker of another.
"IIo is out of jail , " was the reply , "which
is very lucky for him. "
Dnwn month of summer ,
All radiantluno I
With Holds nnd flowers
And sides at mm
Of tbf toys with which
Nonn equals the sweet
Unwelcome callers will do well In the
future to RIVO n wldo berth to the rosldonco
of Mls Do Marsh of North Klvor , In this
stato. Two mon in a viuou.s condition tried
to Inlllct tholr presence upon horn few nlghtt
ago , nnd she shot ono of them In the head nml
the ether In the shoulder.
The summer girl Is now In evidence nt tlio
railway stations. She is n distinct creation ,
totally different In appearance from tbo girl
of the ether half of the your. She appears In
ginghams , with n worsted Tain O'slnintor
cap or a sailor bat , with low rnasot shoes ,
und a gllmpso of n pair of nnklos. Sometimes
she I ? a city girl on her holiday , nnd mow
often sbo Is n country girl , but jou can toll
which she Is at a glance for the dllTaronca
Is the dlftoroneo between tbo genuine thing
nnd the Imitation.
A badly spelled love letter from a woman
was found In the pocket of a Now York sui-
cldo. Yet the coroner's jury coilld llnd no
motive for tbo desperate act.
The newspapers poke a good deal of fun nt
tbo summer pirl , but oven editors know that
the summer girl , and n narrow-seated buggy ,
nnd a moonlight night , make n very iittrao-
Chief No Shirt will undoubtedly bo very
popular with the Indian summer girls.
Judge : "Do you think , Cousin Fred , I'm
vorv fond of dress ! " "No : I don't. "
"Why } " "Because I don't think you wear
enough of It. "
Sharpe Miss Bjonks thinks she lias n line
voice. Caustlquo She ought to bo lined for
using It In puullc.
IMrolt Free Pir.ts.
Ho sent bor a beautiful , tender note ;
"Moot mo tonight nt tbo gate , " ho wroto.
Her father read it first nnd smiled
"I know your little game , mo cho-lld. "
Ho fastened that gate with lock and boy ;
"Sho won't got out of that , " said ho.
Love laughs at locksmiths and fnthor.s too
They mot nt the gate and whispered through ,
"Climb over , " tbo lover said , "Im tall ,
And Into my arms you'll safely full. "
Alas for father , alas for gate ,
Alas for blrn who gets there too late.
Tbo gate was lociiod , but the levers tbov
'Woro over the river and far away. * ,
Dclrolt Free I'rcvt.
All the fools ain't in congress.
Pattriots likes to DO paid for It ,
Mon nnd mezuros can't bo legislated lion-
Ef a hundred cents ain't n dollar , what
You can't mezuro the stars and stripes
with n yardstick.
Politics can't bo no clecner than the mon
that makes them.
The goddess of ilbberty is the puniest
woman in the world.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report
Enjou the Reputation of Reliable
No special sale advertised or cut price mentioned , but what
customer can fully rely upon as bona fide. Our special men's suit
sale at $8.$10 , $12. 5O and $15 is still in active opera
tion. Hundreds attracted by this sale have been led to sec the
folly of buying trash at $3. 50 , S t and $5 a suit , thrown out by others
as catchers for the unwary , when an additional dollar or two will
secure a man's suit that's got the material m it for service ,
that's got some style to it , and necessitates but one purchase where
at least three would be required to secure the same satisfaction
Boys' ' and Gliildren's ' Suits ,
In this department we're a little crowded , and fur
$2 , $2.50 , $3 , $3. 50 and $4 ,
You can secure knee pant suits with all the style and appearance of
suits that cost twice the money elsewhere. You'll see lots of life in
our children' ? department. It don't take long to educate the people
to know a bargain from a bait. The bargains arc here ; come and
Hot weather clothing and furnishing goods in every department
at correct prices for modern styles.
RELIABLE CLOTHIERS ,
Southwest Corner 15th and Douglas Sts.
( Money cheerfully refunded when goods do not satisfy. )
( Send for Iluatratoa Catoloaua'
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