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THE OMAHA DAILY BJBU : TUESDAY , JULY 21 , 1891 ,
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N 1' . Kiiir ,
Tins board of education must ho a
peculiar body if it is btill in doubt upon
the question of solnctitiff n. superin
tendent of tlio schools of the city.
Tun Globe-Democrat editorially de
nounces St. Louis flies as intolerable
nuisances. The Globe-Democrat should
niovo to Omaha. There are no llios on
THK supreme court of Kansas holds
that a combination of insurance agents
to maintain premium rates is a viola
tion of the anil-trust law. If this posi
tion is gcuo"all.y hold It will play havoc
with "board rules. "
THK Ixmrd of public lands and build-
inps should not permit the Hastings
nsylum invcstigalion to dr.ij * longer.
Its export accountant can bo prodded
into activity if ho is not ready toroport.
Fuels enough have already boon devel
oped to warrant the summary discharge
of Test and Livorlnghouso.
AI/THOUOH Governor Boies nnd his-
domocrnlic commissioner of statistics
provo conclusively by their own figures
that Iowa farmers lese G" cents per aero
on corn planted in that stale the foolish
farmers have planted a larger acreage
this year than over and have hopes of a
larger yield than ever boforo. The
Iowa farmer knows by experience that
the liguro cited by Boios are mislead
ing and slanderous.
RiU'OiiTS from St. Petersburg Indi
cate that the cznr has at last boon
brought to a realizing sense of the
enormity of his cruelties toward the
Jows. Orders have boon given to relax
persecutions , and nowpupors are forbid
den to publish articles exciting animos
ity against thotn. It la to bo hoped the
reports are true , forthosontltnont of the
civilized world was rapidly crystallising
into a solemn protest which even the
absolute monarch of all the Russias can
CATAJIUS had a Fourth of July colo-
brullon and a Fourth of July sensation.
It la said that ono of the calamity warblers -
blors insulted the ( lag and howled him
self honrt-o in denunciation of the sacred
emblem. As a consequence so.no people
who still believe \vo Imvo the hand
somest Hug and the noblest government
on earth have boon rightuoubly indig
nant. * They have boon advertising the
Calamus celebration rather vigorously
and lifvvo placed the two blnntant blath
erskites who uttered the traitorous sentiments -
timonts on the very painful barb wire
foneo of the defensive.
Tin : boautlos and consistencies of the
legal nnlnd are clearly shown in the
opinion of John M. Thurston , uttered
in a Chicago interview the other day ,
wboroin ho states that the olToct of the
decision of tlio Nebraska supreme court
is wrong , though tlio decision itaolf is
right , and Ilnally nnil sagely concludes
that the docibion of the United States
Bupromo court will nmlco it all right.
Mr. Thurston's opinion is almost as in
tricate as the point at issue. It is sig
nificant , however , as a suggestion of the
attitude of tlio railways toward a very
prominent candidatofor associate justice
of the supreme court.
\V ITU Iho llallou-Mtulson incident or
"praollcal joko" as the text , the Lincoln
Juiinmi devotes tv half column to ridi
culing the consistency and honesty of
the Omaha council. It pretends to find
in the facts revealed regarding the
bogus $951) ) ohoclc given by Mr. I3allou to
Mr. Mndson reason for making light of
the statesmanship and devotion to pub
lic interests of our municipal legisla
ture. The /OKi'iidl is very gllb-tonguod
in dlsoujiaintr the conduct of Onuha city
ofllclals , but it is noted tlmt the boodlors
of Lincoln have nothing to fear from a
newspaper which seldom fails to bo at
the bank when there is a "rnlco-olT" iu
nny municipal game. It would t > o far
moro professional , honest nnd cour
ageous for that concern to devote itself
to the crooked transactions transpiring
under its own nose. After it haa tin-
earthed the corruption of the capital
nnd exposed its own boodlors the Journal
can consistently fall upon the thieves
nnd oorruptionLsta of neighboring mu-
Tlio invesllgnilons which Mr. E.
Rosewater , editor of Tim Bisn , is
making of the operation of the
European postal telegraph systems , j
with the Banctlou of tie | United Status j
postofllco dcpurtmont , appear to have (
fully confirmed the views ho has long
entertained regarding the establishment
of postal telegraph facilities in this
country. For moro than ti quarter of a. i
century Mr. Rosowntor ha ? hold the
opinion that the tolcgraph system of
the United States should bo under the
control of the general government , and
ho has contributed to the advocacy
of Hits view moro valuable nrgu- ,
mont than perhaps any ether mail.
During the first session of tlio Fifty-first
congiosR Mr. Rosowutor made a state
ment of his position on this question before
fore the house coiiimitloo on postolllcos
nnd post roads , in which ho said lie bo-
llovcd It to bo of the most vital import
ance to Iho people of tlio country that
Botno stop Hhould bo taken ut an early
day for the acquirement of the" tola-
graph lines by llio government. In
tills statement Mr. Koscwator consid
ered nil the questions involved and
clearly pointed out how the pco-
plo could bo moro cheaply and
elllclcnUy served by n postal
telegraph system then by Iho existing
system. A bill , the moro important fea
tures of which were according lo his sug
gestions , was introduced in rontrrosB , but
although favored by a majority of the
house postolllco committee was not re
ported for action.
Mr. Rosewiiter has found that the pos
tal tolcgraph systems of England and
Franco worlc most admirably , and tlmt
the effect of government control is to
produce n very superior service. Tlio
interests of tlio public , and not revenue ,
nro the first consideration. To
give tlio people quick commun
ication and the most olliciont
service , at the cheapest possible rates ,
is the aim of Iho governments. In Eng
land every community of 1,500 parsons
enjoys Iho advantage of postal telegraph
facilities , and the statistics show that
they are most liberally usod. Tlio gov
ernment is prompt to avail itself of all
improvements , and it will surprise most
people to learn Hint in this respect fcng-
land is in advance of Iho United
Slalcs , while in Franco Mr. Roso-
walor found a machine used in
telegraphing superior to any ether
ho had seem There is no reason
to suppose that our govern
ment would not bo as prompt
as European governments to adopt im
provements and inventions of demon
strated value. Undoubtedly this ques
tion of a postal telegraph system will bo
brought to tlio attention of the next con
gress , but whether it will receive from
that body the consideration which its
importance merits cannot bo predicted
with any dogi-eo of certainty. It is a
subject that so vitally concerns the in
terests of the people , however , that .agi
tation will not bo allowed to die out , and
though it may bo years before the advo
cates of postal telegraph facilities will
bo victorious there can bo no doubt of
their ovonluitl success.
OMAHA .UVD TllK SUGAIl INDUSTItf.
While the Real Estate Owners' asso
ciation and other local organizations are
negotiating with eastern capitalists for
the location of factories In Omaha , the
smaller cities of the stale are securing
boot sugar factories , starch factories ,
fruit and vegetable cannorioa and simi
lar enterprises which not only employ
largo numbers of porbons but manufac
ture products grown in their communi
ties. Tliis class of manufactories are of
the most valuable character to the lo
calities in which they nro established.
They are in no sense experimental and
depend solely for success upon good
Take the boot sugar faatorios of Grand
Island and Norfolk for instance. Each of
Ihcso industries will probably expend -
pond $50,000 for labor the present
year , to say nothing of the
exchanges which the purchaseof boots
and sale of the boot sugar mtiko possible
and certain. Five thousand acres of
land in tbo vicinity of Omaha ought to
bo very readily secured for cultivating
boots. Each aero would represent about
$10 worth of cash employment for our
boys and men. If a larger acreage were
planted a larger sum of money would bo
distributed for labor. The greater part
of the work is done in vacation time and
our school boys could learn habits of
thrift and earn considerable sums in the
boot sugar iiolda. It ought to bo a very
easy mutter to bring a factory to the
city in view of the fact that the product
of a very largo Institution of this char
acter is required lo supply our retail
The sugar boot industry is no longer
an experiment in Nebraska. The con
ditions are favorable for its rapid
growth , and ouch year will see tlio
growing of boots and manufacturing of
sugar increase. Omaha should there
fore look ahead to the establishment of
a largo refinery where the raw sugar of
twenty-live sugar factories could bo refined -
fined , This city is tbo natural contoi'
for the distribution of the refined arti
cle , nnd with the certainty of a rapid
development of the wugar making busi
ness in Nebraska , such n refinery here
is almost a necessity.
Tlio Hon.1 Estate Owners' association
would do well to take up the subject and
investigate it thoroughly nnd intelli
gently. No other enterprise offers bet
tor immediate prospects of success.
VRltr SMALI * I'OUTtCS.
If the democratic state central coin-
mi ttco of lowaia responsible , aa charged ,
for the statement recently published
regarding the private business affairs
of Mr. Wheeler , the republican candi
date for governor , it is guilty ot what
every fair-minded mini must regard its
very small politics. The principal
feature of this statement was that the
extensive farm of Mr. Wheeler , which
comprises several thousand acres ,
is heavily mortgaged , ns if this
were immoral or criminal. During
the 30 years that Mr. Wheeler
1ms boon identified' with the
agricultural interests of Iowa ho has
mot his obligations , and nobody hns
questioned that ho is iu a position to
continue to do so. IIo is the largest
farmer iu the state , and his broad and
well-cultivated acres , his fine stock , his
comfortable homo reflecting intelligence
i nnd taste , and all the evidences of auc-
1 cos ? with which lie is surrounded , attest
j that Mr. Wheeler is a capable business
man. There nro millions of ouch mon in
i the country who carry mortgages- not
necessarily because they are compelled
to do so , but for the reason that they
find It profitable to borrow money
I for promoting their enterprises. Such
' transactions are not regarded by intelligent -
, gent people as derogatory to tlio men-
who muka them.
But the real motive for this state *
mont was to show that farming In Iowa
is not profitable , Cor , the implied argu
ment is , if the largest and apparently
the most prosperous farmer in the stale
has his lands mortgaged , even to the
oxtonl of one-tenth of their value , obvi
ously agriculture is unprofitable. The
absurdity of any such assumption need
not bo pointed out to practical men.
But tills sort of thing is exactly In line
with what Iowa democrats have
boon talking ever since Governor Boies ,
in Ills address at the Now York free
trade banquet last December , declared
that for live years the farmers of Iowa
had boon going steadily from bad to
worse , and pictured their condition as
deserving the commiseration of the
country. Tills gross misrepresentation ,
bused upon tlio testimony of an insig
nificant fraction of the farmers of the
state , it is apparently the inteiilioli of
Iho domocralic central commit
tee to stick lo , regardless of
facts or of possible consequences ,
affecting the welfare of the agricultural
interests of Iowa. Fortunately the pre
vailing conditions are such that mis-
roprcsontalion of the Boies kind ii not
likely to do much injury. No ono of
ordinary intelligence will believe that
this year fanning in Iowa is u losing in
So far as the republican candidate for
governor is concerned , ho may naturally
fool some annoyance nt having his
private affairs spread before the nublic
eye , but the fact that ho has a mortgage
on his farm , undoubtedly negotiated for
sound business reasons , will not lese
him a single vote. On Iho contrary it
ought to gain him votes from fair-
minded democrats who have no sym
pathy with such a flagrant and unjusti
fiable violation of the proprieties of
honorable political warfare.
OARDKXS AND OltVllAllUS NEEDED.
All around Omaha are hills and val
leys uncultlvaled , but as fertile as any
under the sun. They represent values
from $100 to $1,000 per aero. They are
worth too much to their owners to bo
devoted to corn and small grain. They
should bo converted into gardens , or
chards and vineyards ,
Over in Potawattamio county there
are precipitous hills covered with
grapes , small fruits and vegetables ,
which yield to their owners profits
ranging from 8100 to $500 per acre. In
some cases the returns exceed even
these figures. Ono man who conducts an
eighteen aero garden and small fruit
farm , employs ten men throughout the
season , and his not profits in a single
year roach $5,000.
Omaha is a splendid market for vege
tables and fruits. Tills will bo clear to
any man who cares to observe the steady
stream of market wagons which cross
Iho Doughm street bridge every morn
ing. The prices paid herd for those pro
ducts are higher than in any other city
along the rivor. The produce commis
sion business in Omaha which is chiefly
fruits , vegetables , poultry and eggs
roaches annually the enormous volume of
$3,160,000. A very largo part of this is
paid to producers outside of Nebraska.
Dion. Jobn Y. Stone of Glonwood , la. ,
has a fruit farm of 800 acres , on which
are growing 85,600 npplo trees and
40,000 grape vinos. There are 40 acre. "
of raspberries and 10 acres of strawber
ries. The farm keeps 60 men constantly
employed. What can bo accomplished
in western Iowa in this direction is pos
sible In Douglas , Sarpy , Cass nnd Wash
ington counties. Those four river coun
ties with their sheltered valleys and
bluffs ought to bo the garden and orchard
of Omaha and the supply depot for
Colorado and Wyoming. Our land own
ers nnd our farmers are losing time and
money by neglecting their opportunities
and Omaha people are pacing freight on
food which should bo grown at homo.
THIS BK15 has received , through the
courtesy of Mr. J. H. Stokes , n shoot of
American roofing tin manufactured by
the N. & G. Taylor company of Phila
delphia , and wo venture to say that no
bettor tin for the purpose is made any
where. A short time ago wo quoted
from the Philadelphia Jtcconl , which ia
excellent democratic authority , some
facts regarding this company and its
Philadelphia plant , nnd It is now
learned that the company is turn
ing out a monthly average of
1,000 boxes of roofing tin , 28x20 !
inches , oaeh box containing 112
shoots. It may bo intorojling to state
tiiat Iho house of the Messrs. Taylor is
nearly a century old , that for nearly
half a century it has boon importing tin
plates for the open market , and that its
business amounts to moro than a million
dollars annually. The house begun the
making of tin plato in this counlry as an
experiment , and the result thus far
has boon BO satisfactory that it ia now en
larging its plant to two or three times
the present capacity.
NKUUASICA'S penitentiary has always
boon a source of moro or less si.'andal.
It has made at least two men rich at the
state's expense and Its contractors hang
llko loochott about the lobby of every
legislature insisting upon enlarged op-
porlunilics for blooding the public treas
ury , At Iho last session the ring fared
rather bolter than usual and ns a consequence
quence the state is today paying the
contractor wages for work performed by
convicts in addition to tha 40 cents per
capita per day for their kooping. The
honest laborer not only sutTurH by this
cutthroat competition , but the state is
paying honest wages to the contractor
for convict labor which costs him noth
ing , it Is a good time for the laboring
men to protest.
Tun law requires the board of educa
tion to elect a superintendent at a regu
lar mooting in' July , This law cannot
bo suspended in the Interest of u faction.
There nro bntT Two rogi'lnr meetings in
July nnd ttiififht is the second. Of
course the mooting tonight can bo ad
journed fromjjmo to time until the first
regular incotinc in August intervenes ll
the board BO UV iros , and still Iho law
will bo compirMi'wlth. ' Tlio board oughl
not longer delay the selection of n
Bupcrintondoiitnihowovor. It is nbaunl
to suppose ihat intelligent mon who
have boon considering the qualifications
of Cnndidntostfort nooks have not yet de
termined whoTlls best qualified. The
work of tlio lonsulng year must bo
planned nnd outlined before tlio open
ing of the schools. If a now man Is ,
elected ho will bo very busy from now
until September acquiring a knowledge
of the details of his position , and his
predecessor is entitled lo know his fate
in time to secure a position in the
schools elsewhere. Tlio superintendent
should in all reason bo elected tonight.
THK executive commlttoo of Iho re
publican nalional commllleo will moot
July 29 , at which time the date of "tho
convention for 1802 will bo fixed. The
question of the place of holding it will
also bo discussed. Omaha must bo there
to urge her claims and make sure that
neither Chicago nor Minneapolis steals
a march upon her in advance of the December -
comber mooting , when the question is
NOIITIIKUN Wyoming ships 60,000
head of calllo and the Omaha market
will got nearly all of them after the mid
dle of next month when the B. & M.
road is complolcd lo Iho heart of the
ranges. This is good as far us it goes ,
hut this market needs moro cattle and
cannot rest until the Montana valleys
and foothills have boon penetrated by a
direct line of railway.
IGNATIUS DONNELLY , the oralic Min
nesota genius , who has made himself
famous as a poet , novelist , lecturer ,
politician and demagogue , will have
most of tomorrow to himself at the
Council Blulls and Omaha Chauauqua
grounds. IIo talks to the farmers' alli
ance in the forenoon and argues that
Bacon wrote Shakespeare's plays , in
Now that the board of trade has post
poned the Montana excursion until fall ,
lot it devote itself with some degree of
energy to ether important commercial
mailers. The board appears lo bo awake
lot its members do something lo keep
it awake. There is too much to do for
Omaha and in Omaha to make her people
ple patient with drones.
MISTAKES in Teminino identities will
bring an Omaha .contemporary to grief
before long. Sensations growing outrof
reportorial strabismus are decidedly
ombarassing to the victims of the absurd
errors as well as the callow scribes who
jump at conclusions.
council's scheme for furnishing
the city hall itlTords.vory active competi
tion in plans , but none whatever in
prices. The proper way is the old way.
Lot thocouncil _ determine what furni
ture is needed and then advertise for
IF Council Bluffs herself does not or-
gnnizo a floral palace , lot Mr. Casper
and the pi'omolors of Iho enterprise ar
range with the Omaha Exposition asso
ciation for a great western Iowa fruit
and floral show in Omaha in September.
ECONOMY should bo the watchword of
all branches of the city government for
this fiscal year. Every wasteful leak
should bo stopped. Wo want business
methods applied in all departments of
INASMUCH aa most of the devices for
smoke consumers are of doubtful utility ,
the council will "bo wise if it reconsiders
its action of a week ago in adopting a
plan not satisfnclorily losled.
BIUKHAUSKU and Squires would bolh
fool bettor If they could bo locked up in
a good airy room until ono or the other
has yelled "enough. "
THK eight hour law will go into effect
as a law August 1 ; as a fact sometime
OMAHA'S schools stand very near to
A Question of Time.
"Tho Campbells are coming" to grief in
Crowding tlio Hand.
The newspaper is gradually crowding the
brass baud out of polities. Tbo people want
to think not listen.
Tlio Forgotten Claimant ,
Cfnclmmlt Comma cial.
Wo fall to observe In tbo Ohio democratic
convention resolutions any roforcnco to tbat
great statesman. Graver Cleveland. It Is
evidently intended that Governor Campbell
shall take llr t place on the national ticket ,
A VolL'vJcoiu the South.
Ilf/Mnohnm / Alii.
The Now York do.egation | In the next convention
vention will not 'b'p /or Mr. Cleveland , nnd
neither will tlmt.yfojm Indiana ; nnd wo don't '
believe the demerits of the rest of the
Union would under iiny condition bo willing
to give their brethren of those two necessary
states a direct sUip'in tlio faco.
Tlio Kiiiis'JH ' l , ( > fn !
.11 judge In Ktiiif * ) wbo knows no law re
fuses to hoar mot'ticago foreclosure cases be
cause "thoy are ojljfrosslng to the people. "
Ho will find thaU ro Is somotblngatlll moro
oppressive to ttiojVi'jytion tboy become unable
to borrow money ippuny terms as long as such
ludgos are In ofutib. Ho Is not likely to ro-
innln loiiff , howe rt'for ' ho has been overrul
ing the supreme court by the advice of his
follow grangers , and will got himself commit-
led for contempt ot court if he doc.i not soon
alter his course.
AVio roil ; lVhun ( ( r < ji ) .
Governor Cnmpbcil begin * thouontoH with
u sharp controversy In his own pirty to lm-
> , ilr Ills prospurts of success. Tno strongest
democrats in Cincinnati declare tlmt his
nomination moans 1 5,001) ) majority for the re
publican tlckjt In that county. The most in-
lluenthil democrats In Cleveland in Illio man
ner declare that ho will bo bcatnn In that
county by an overwhelming majority. Ho
appeals to the prejudice In the country dis
tricts In favor of unlimited coinage of silver ,
and yet In every town wliuro business Is
ransuctcd ho will find democrats not n
'ow wbo will oppose any party which
commits Itself to n measure so dangerous
His party stakes its success upon Its opposl
lion to the now tariff , nnd yet In moro than
half the counties of the state of Ohio now
manufacturing establishment * have Ronolnto
operation within the lost six mouths bocnuio
of tbo now duties imposed by taut tariff. Fo
three months to come the discussion of the
silver ( juosilon mid of the tariff question wll
nromo public opinion In every county li
Ohio , and It will bo strnnpo Indeed if tlio
people of that state do not vote , ns In tlmos
post they have voted , In favor of a soum
currency and protection of hone industry.
Now Yorlc Tribune : Now that Ktmol
Sage has como out ns a defender of the faith
with strong "bull" tondcucloi , who shall say
that Wall street Is such n very bad placet
Chicago Tribune : Russell Sago Is at
authority on puts mid culls , stocks nm
money , and ho has reconttv appeared In n
theological discussion. "I don't believe ii
nil these now 'Isms , " Mr. Sago Is quoted as
saying , "Thov are tearing up the very roots
of faith. Wlmt wd want Is to Keep right
along In tlio straight hue marked out by the
fathers of tbo church.Vo must hnv'o ni
anchoring ground or wo will bo cast nbout it
all directions. 1 nm nn old school Pros by
tcrinn nnd I don't want to have anything to
do with the Unggses. The Westminister
Confession of Fnlth Is good enough lor mo. '
Now York Advertiser : If Dr. Uriels SUD
pcsed nt any time that his theological contest
would bo confined to the venerable doctors o
canonical law In tno general , assembly , ho
must confess his rnlstako To his chnirrh
nnd dismay , ho finds himself confronted bv
the grimmest of theologians , Dr. Kussoil
Sago , \vhostands out for orthodox Pros by
terlanlsm and n day of settlement In religion
ns In Wall street. Dr. Uriggs may have
bested Uio striplings of divinity ; now ho haste
to meet ono of unsuspect"d conservatism
Dr. Sago has bought short , nnd wants to have
It understood that If Dr. Brfggs falls to make
good ou time his seat Is vacant.
Chicago Times : There Is something do-
cldedly humorous about the Indignation of
that famous Wall street wolf , Unssoll Sago
over the action of the Union Theological scm
Inary In retaining the heretical Dr. IJriggs
"I wouldn't have Dr. Brlggs for my spiritual
advisor , " said the speculator , and further
more ho bewailed the loss of $5,000 which ho
had given the seminary , and which would
now bo used to disseminate the doctrines
upon which Uncle Hussoll is , so to
speak , n boar. No gentleman pursuing
Hussoll Sago's benevolent occupation
of fleecing the lambs will ever tel
crate any denial of the inerrancy of the
scriptures so long as the text "To "him that
hath shall be given and from him that hath
not shall bo taken away even that which ho
hath" Is found therein.
Chicago Tribunes Husband ( reading his
morning papei ) Hero's a woman who Was so
grieved when her husband died that she
killed horsolf. That's the Hind of wffo for a
Wife That's the kind of husband for a
woman to ha\o !
Hoston Transcript : "Is there iny trouble
brewing in the A. W. & X. . railroad ? "
"Not tlmt I know of. Why do you ask ? "
"I hoard that it was golnR Into liquidation. "
' Going Into liquidation ! Quito the contrary.
They've just watered the stock 50 per cent and
everything Is going on swimmingly. "
1'nck : IIo Well , wo won't quarrel about It
any more , but lust lot It go us ft Is. eh ?
she Vcs , Itut. OeorRO. dear , for the sake of
the future and a harmonious fiitnro I think
you would hotter acknowledge before wo ( Iron
It altogether that you ttero wroujs. Uon'tyou ,
Chicago Globe : Hrer Socall to Colonel Grey
Why. Knnnl , wliuiro' h.ive yo' got youali
pantaloons on baukwu'ds fo.ih ?
Colonel Q. Why. yo' Icnowunip chile , to
keep dom f'om baKiun In do knous , lm co'so.
Chicago Tribune : At Liberty. Mo. , chicken
thieves are so numerous and bold that they
are punished by Hogging. O. liberty , what
crimes have boon committed Iu thy henroosts !
Now Orleans Picayune : When n child has
cholorn In phantom there is but a ghost of a
clianco that , it may live.
Oh ! some ono bent mo In the race
With cunning art lie took my place
Just as my dream of love beqiau.
Tims I'm u disappointed man.
And I Imvo but how sad a easel
Life : The stout one I took you for a gen
tleman when 1 llratmot yon.
The thin ono I. took you for a loafer the
first time I ever laid eyes on yon.
Tlio stout ono Well , lot's call It square. It
seems wo were both mistaken.
Somervllle Journal : "I do hate to hoar a
man giumblo all thu time ns that follow Is
doing ever tlioio , " said a disgusted passenger
to the conductor of the train.
"My dour sir. " exclaimed the conductor In
surprise , "you evidently do not undoislum !
the case. That man is traveling on a pass. "
Jewelers Weekly : Gold Pen ( to the other
members of tlio writing sot--I'm ) tlio only
member of this family that over made his
The others ( In chorus ) Catch on to his nibs.
R.ilthnoro American : England may sneer
at American Intellect , but Oxford lias boon
forced to admit tlio genius ot American scul-
Epoch : "Flow pale the orcam looks , " safd
"Vos'in , " replied thu cook : "It'3 boon
whipped , mum. "
A iioitDr.ii n At. t , A j ) .
"The hand of Douglass Is his own ; "
Scott R < in . Grout b'eolt ! ( loin's hopln"
When Douglass nest shall phiy his "hand"
IIu'll play ft soinu hut open.
Washington Star : "That , " said a Washing
ton business man as his wife drove up In a
carriage , "Is a'Jt0 : ! hoibi' . "
"Von don't any so ! " exclaimed his sporti-
munly friend , "IIo doesn't look It , "
"Ytis , " rojolncd the Uiislnoss man as ho but
toned his glove , "mylfo brings'him aiound
every day at exactly half-past two. "
THE OljlHSl'- COlf.
If turn Watei man ,
When I was but a boy 1 used so happily to
Through every nook and corner 'of the dear
old country homo.
At dewy mom to pabturo I would drive Ibo
cows , and when
The sun was fading In Iho west I drove thorn
There was ono among their number I romoni-
bcr very well-
It seems but yesterday I saw the cow thai
were Iho bell.
She was not nny prettier nor any hotter
But ail tbo others followed nor wherever she
And In my youthful mind 1 used to wonder
why and how
It was that all the cattle- tagged the old bell
Strange years of shadow nnd of sun Imvo
passed away since then.
And now I mlnglo dally with the hosts of
And still I muse more earnestly than what I
used to do ,
For men , I find , nro also quite peculiar
creatures , too.
And some hnvo nuturo ? made of gold without -
out a specit or flaw.
While Eoino are only gilded forms all padded
out with straw.
And while the modest , worthy man tha
world may never hoed ,
The counterfeit who loudly brags stops In
and takes the lead.
The one who iiuiUm the nolso [ 3 sure to gut
his crowd , and now
. know why all the cuttlo tagged the old boll
K V III.11K OP A
Slio KlIlN Hoi- Three Children mill
'Jiion Com MI I H Sulolilo.
NASIIVII.I.K , Tcnn. , July 20. Mrs. Pattlo
Lochrldgo , wife of Thomas Lochrldgo , shot
lor three rhlldron and herself yesterday at
mr homo In Maurice county. Mrs. Loch-
ridge was thirty years of ape , the oldest
child four , the second three years nnd the
hird four months. The awful deed
was done with u shot gun
vhllo Mr. J < ochrlago wits at church , The
vile Is supposed to have boon demontud.
She chloroformed bath herself nnd the chil
dren before she used the gun. She loft a
otter to her husband stating that she had
made sovurul Ineffectual attempts before , and
regretted that ho was not "to BO with thorn , "
MOSIIER TELLS IliS STORY
Nothing Wrontj With the Ponitouthry Ooll
House Ooustruotion ,
BOYD COUNTY'S ' AGR'CULTURAL WEALTH.
OovornovTIinycr'fl Iiloix of tlio Nmvly
ed I > lstrlrt--Hiipilly SetUp -
Up With n CooI Class
LINCOLN , Nob. , July 20. [ Special to Titr.
BiJK.j When asked for n statement nbout
the now cell homo ut the state penitentiary ,
which has boon the subject of recent newspaper -
paper erltlcjsm , .Mr a.V. . Moihur at first
hositntcd , but llnnlly consented to UxlU of It.
"i ucli ridiculous Hlorlus Imvo boon told
about this matter , " ho said , "tlmt my firat
Impulse \va3 to pny ito nttotitloti to thoin. It
is natural for a man to fool IniHg-
naut wlu'.n grossly misroprusontott , but
I hava bcon Hod , about so fre
quently that I am Imrdonod and
Imvo lost the doilro to rusli Into print mid
deny every now falsehood that Is iavontod.
Tuo reporter who has tried to make ft sensa
tion of thii matter has passed my ofllco prob
ably forty ttnios , nnd by stopping , in there
could easily Imvo ascertained how baseless
were some of the statements and insinuations
ho chose to spread bofotu tlio public.
"Tho story started with tlio clmrpo of 'a
ST..OOO sto.il , " when , as n matter of fuel , the
appropriation was only $10,000It was as
serted that William Dorian was ( jutting ? , " >
n day for nutliift as superintendent , nlthnuRli
the recorus at the state house \vill show tlmt
his salary Is only $50 a month. It was insin
uated tlmt the convict labor was bolnt *
charged up to tlio state at the rate of $3 to f I
per clay per man. The fact Is that t\vo or
three years ape an agreement was maJo with
llui stuto board of public lands and buildings
that the stuto should not bo charged moro
tlmul per day of ton hours per man for con
vict labor. That is the rate charged in this
ca o , because tlio prisoners employed on the
work nru a bottnr class of men.
It is charged that they are now at the busi
ness , butit is n fact that qulto n number of
thorn learned stonecutting under W. II , B.
Stout when ho built the state houso. Instead
of fifty to seventy-live only about thirty-Hvo
uro employed on this worlc.
"Now , I wish to say that I never spolco to
the stuto board about the employment of Mr.
Dorgan as superintendent or the manner in
whl < ; h this worlc should bo done. I
had nothing to ( to with it. A man
can see how the board managed.
ThoarchitOct ostlmatod the cost of the build
ing at STiO.OOO to $10,000 , but the appropria
tion was only ? -IO,000. The structure cannot
bo put up for that sum with labor nt $ ) a
day per man. In my contract with tlio state
for the labor of the convicts Is the following
" ' 1'rovlded , that the convicts shall not , jior
slinll nnv or tboin ba oninlovcd in the manu
facture of cigars , bride or the cutting of
stone , except such brick and stcmo as
may bo required In making repairs
or improvements nt the peni
tentiary nnd in the erection of buildings and
walls for the confinement of convicts nnd for
the USD of oflieors nnd guards , nor shall any
of said convicts bo employed upon any pub
lic buildings oxccpt buildings for the peni
tentiary. " .
"There can bo no doubt of the right and
propriety of employing the prisoners on w&rk
of this character. The law providing for the
now cell house says it shall be constructed by
day labor Instead of bvcontraet. That's what
is being dotio. In sevor.il other Instances
improvements nt the penitentiary have been
lot on contracts. Wo bid on thcso jobs , but
out of contracts aggregating 515,000 outsiders
captured throe-fourths of thorn nnd they
lost monoy. The facts In this matter will
boar investigation , and the records nro
straight and clear. "
Mr. Dorgnn says that when the building of
the cell house was being discussed by the
state board It was tnlcon for c ran ted that the
work would bo done by the prison
ers. There was no mention of any other
kind of labor. THE BKK correspond
ent visited the pen this afternoon and saw
nbout tbo stated number ut work on the
building. Among the men were three in
citizens clothing , who appeared to bo acting
as overseers. Mr. Dorgnn stated that no
outsiders but these three had asked for em
ployment. Ho exhibited his books freely ,
showing how tha time Is kept , and explained
that his nggrogatos must tally with the
warden's ' count. It Is possible there might
Mr. Dorgan presumably is under oath to bo n
faithful superintendent , and it Is'an easy
1 matter for the stnto board to appoint n time
keeper to guard that point.
Warden Hopkins was seen and sold ho
would refuse to let nny considerable number
of citizens mlnglo with the convicts because
it is demoralizing. Work is slack in other
departments nnd ho says It Is n godsend to
the ttdrty odd convicts that they nro enabled
to work on the cell house , for otherwise they
would bo looked In tholMcolls. The present
house has 2W colls. There nro 8t8 : prisoners ,
which necessitates putting two In mnfiy cells
intended only for one. When the now house
is completed Mr. Moshor will Imvo to con-
struot eighty cells at his own expense.
iiovi ) COUNTY'S CONTIJST.
Governor Thaycr returned last evening
from lioyd county. On August 1 it will bo
his duty to Issue u proclamation announcing
the organization of the now county , appoint
ing a cierlc and commissioners and designat
ing the temporary county seat. Butte City
and Spencer nro active rivals for tlio county
seat , nnd made such conflicting reprcscntn-
tions that the governor dotonnlnod to visit
the county himself. Ho loft O'Neill ' Friday
evening and took n thirty-thruo mlle drive
by moonlight. Saturday morning ho visited
Spencer nnd the eastern part of the county.
In the afternoon ho wont to Butte City , nine
miles west of Spencer , remaining four hours.
The citi/ons hold mi tnlormal meeting nnd
Insisted on hearing a speech from the gov
After itippor Saturday evening ho drove to
Atkinson , a distance of thirty-live mllos.
The governor is cnreful not to give an Inlt-
llng of his preference for the county capital ,
Dut ho is enthusiastic over the country.
llo says it is magniflcont land , and ho
never before saw ns flue crons raised
on turned sod. The country Is being settled
mindly. S nonce r is not three months old ,
jut it is thrifty and 1ms n number of crodlt-
iblo buildings. Butte City U nbout a year
and n half old , and of-course has n larger
lopulatlou than its rival. Both towns are
icur the geographical center of the now
cu.i.8 Tm.M : 8iaiti'Kut.
The state bank examiners nro making war
on the loan nnd building associations whoso
nanagcmont will not bear the closest scru-
iny. Tboy reported adversely on the Eastern -
orn of Syracuse , N. Y. , which applied for n
lerinlt to do business in Nubrnsxa , and that
: olicern had llio banking board aonvoned
.oiiiiy . to hear arguments for overruling t | > o
vcoinmouihitlon of the examiners , The
oarU lesorvod Its notion. Another of those
nstltutlons Is shown up In the following
MM'OLf. Nob. July 2i-Mr. ) Klrl H. Whitn ,
rimyor , Mo , Pu.ir Mr : Auditor HunUm
llroots reply to your Intlur of tie IJth lust. ,
iiiitililiiv wl'otliur tint laws of Nebraska
would conflict with the opuratlonsof the
uoplo's InUullimmt bond Invuhtiiiunl eom-
uny of iniluiHUidonco , Kan. , the omjnlry
joliiK prompted by tlioolTor of the company
ii you of tbu sliitn nvronuy of Nebraska ,
1 iiuvouium'ni'U ' the lltunitiiioof the com-
iiiny , euulosiid with your lutlor. containing
IKI | > Un and a copy of the bund ottered to tbu
" 'i'lio laws of Nuhruuka would conflict with
ho operation ! ) of thu company numud to tlio
extent of about 11,003 tine , or About thirty
days' Imprisonment In tin ) county jiul , for
ovary attumot of nn nient of Ilia KaiiK totlo
builiicM In thu slnlo. . . . .
You may not ImvudlKC'tctt the plans of thii
outfit. It linsboi-n my duty of Into to Invostl-
gatntlio plain mill operations Of n number of
gnnifs of nharpors hiivliiK hoAilitiinrtnrv In
viirlonistnttM. who Issue Minsk of so-oiulrd
mutual asvielnllont , piytibloby an aueuinuuf
Intilnj fiinil In ro uluror siatoil purludiuul InJr
Miillniontit and who Imvo made application
forcnrllltu.itu * pnrmlttlni * tlioin .to ply their
opeintlous In thNstnte , but of nil thu nofar-
IOIH schemes yet iiu > twltli In the purformniiuu
of this duty , this thlnx styling lUolf tlio
Youiiit I'coploN Inst.tlltmmt bond luvcstmrnt
comp.uiy Is llio worm , "I'ho luvostor U to tiuy
an Initiation fooof floOO ; of thin amount 11.00
KOOS to the trim fund antl * AOJ RODS to the
KiuiK ! monthly thu Investor slmll pny ll.'i * .
and of tlu < umonnt the trtMt fund of the tinr-
tl'-ular sorliM t > ) which tin bond p.tld uu n bu-
lonisK ; sts $1.00 atid the it/ing / S.1 oonli. When
tbo trust fund of tlmt xcrlos litu aO'
cumuliitrd ll.uoj bond No. I of thn Mflrlcs
N matured. PIC. The lltunK' uio silbmltti'd by
you says Mullilii ) ! with rcforenro tn thu i\fo \ of
thodorles. I prmii'ini. Inmoter. It M Hiifo to
con.MiuIo that uauli surlns Ins but ono bond
li upil from It. lloml No , 1 nould sell mucli
niiiro rrudlly thiin bonds of : i hlisbcr nuinbor.
All bonds could lust ns null bu uUmbiM-utl Nil.
1 and uauh li'ivo n ( HiTiTcnt scrim luttor. In
that way the labor of the millcltlnt ; agent
would bo mntcrlnlly lussimod. I'.nuh vlotm
iinpro.tchnd could bo as a mark uf espoclnl
fu\in-olli-rcd bond No , 1 of the nurlus juct
opimi'il. If such Is mil the mttilu ot iiporatton
nnil you contumplato uccoutlm ; an iimmcy In
.somoHoutlon. In some other Htulo thiin thin ,
\vhoiotliiinollnndtho foolldllorN footprints
am unUnovvn to each othur , you ean appro-
prlate H for all it is worth to you I onomilly.
Yours truly , \V. H. CAidir.ii , ntamlncr.
AUt.UT ) 01' lir.lNtl SHOT.
John Nelson , the "trusty" who escnpcd
from the penitentiary Thursday ovonlng.was
captured yostcrdnv morning by n farmer
named Burns , about fir teen mllos'wost of thu
city. Ho appllod to the fanner for food.
Nelson Intimated tlmt ho wanted to comu
back. When ho wont out Into the garden ho
lay down in thn brush nnd fell asloop. On
awakening ho overheard two guards talking
nbout his ocipe ; , and ono said he would
shoot the fugitive if ho saw him. This
frightened Nelson , who Is not of sii.iml mind ,
nnd ho crept away and lied from the danger.
KTATi : HOtWI : NOTKS.
Notarial commissions were issued today to
lohtiM , Klngory , Ainsworth ; Norria Brown ,
Kearney : l-'romont Bvorott , Ijyons ; A , M.
MuiTill. Hartlngton ; John M. Bender , Cham
pion ; Null A. Sohmold , Dakota City ; It. K.
Evans , Dakota City ; L. N. I'arsons , Max ;
W. P. Huff , Durchiird.
Socrotnry of State Allen spent Sunday at
McCook and will return tomorrow.
Jiulu'O Higglns of Grand Island was a capi
tal caller todav.
The printed journals of the sonata worq re
ceived by the secretary of state today anil
uro now ready for distribution.
70 A MUSK TitK VltlMCSK.
A Now York Hall Hplnj ; Kitted Up for
Celestial IxM.'tiiro.H. '
NKW Yonif , July 120. A novel place of en
tertainment is being started umong the
Chinamen. Chinese theatricals have thus
far proven n dead failure , and it is doubtful
if they will over bo able to hnvo a bonntldo
Chinese play house In this city. There are
enough rich Chinese in Now York , however ,
to support some sort of place of amusement.
basement at Nos. 5 and 7 Dyer street for
"gong koo" hall. A "gong koo" hall is.a
place where any good story teller can go in
and tell interesting stories or sing a good
song and leave the matter of his pny to the
bouovolonco of his hearers. In ether words ,
this is'to ' bo a lecture hall. Chinese public
lecturers are all tellers of stories , either borrowed -
rowed from books o" original , but In order to
bo able to depend upon a liberal collections
they must bo abio to toll an exceedingly good >
story. The moro Helton , the bettor with
Chinese audiences , nnd they take to the
supernatural moro readily than any other
raco.All Chinese lecturers are accompanied
by music. Very often In the most exciting
part of the story the speaker stops and plays
n piece on the banjo or drinks a cup of ton.
This is ostensibly done as an intermission to
rest his lunps. Those speakers always take
things easy. They sit while talkintr , ilslng
occasionally when the story Is getting otolt-
ing to muko gestures or illustrations. Mr ,
Feng says that ho has several good Chinese
lecturers or story tellers who are coining
here Irom the west as soon ns ho can got his
hall ready. Ho proposes to take half the re
ceipts of each lecture.
As the Chinese do not have boor or whisky
for sale they will have choice teas on tap at
5 and 10 cents a cup. The sale of this bever
age bv the Chinese attendants will probably
amount to more than the lecturer's receipts
and the tea will constitute the staple article
of revenue for the proprietors.
MltN. I'OTTJiet J/ ,
The Actor and AoeresH Wed nt HOUR
Koii , OJiliui.
Stx Fiuxcisro , Cal , , July 20. Loiters Just
received from Hong Kong say that Kyrlo
Bellow nnd Mrs. James Brown Potter were
married m that city Just before the steam
ship Baltic sailed for this port. Therstory Is
that a cable dispatch came to Mrs. Potter sayIng -
Ing her husband had secured a divorce ,
whereupon she at once married the actor.
Airs. Potter and Hollow made money
tralla , but lost It all In China , where the
principals have been reduced to playing with
amateurs.Vhcn they were unable to form
amateur companies , they gave recitations
nnd p.ulor entertainments.
Mrs. Brown Potter Is the daughter of
Colonel Urqulmrtof New Oilcans , where she
was born about thirty years ago , She ap
peared us an anuituur actress In her native
state and was , after her marriage In 1877 , one
of the best known rocitors and uutivssos
among the fashionable amateurs of Now
York ciu and Newport. Mrs. Brown.
btuiticd In Paris and In October , lbS7 , mudo
lior American debut as n professional at the
Fifthiivonuo theater In"4\Iilo. Ho Ilrodsior. "
Slnpo then eho has played various rolo-i In
this country nnd in Kngland , hur best known
part being Cleopatra. Kecently In China
Mis. Potter and Mr. Bellow have been pre
senting stock plays , taking the star parts
thoinsoUcs nnd tilling up Ihc cast with local
amateurs or such professionals us they can
find nt liberty at the vuiious places they
There have bcon many reports that Mr.
Potter was contemplating n milt for divorce
on account of ICyrle Bellow , but Mr. Potter
has always doulod that ho Intended to apply
for a divorce.
HuyH Slio'H nilloitn'N Widow.
Aiui.BNK , ICas. , July 20. A woman calling
herself Susan Glllotto , claiming to bo the
widow o ! the late James A. Olllotto , has Just
arrived from London , Knglnud , Mr.
came to Kansas City years ago , married and
reared n famlly.hls children being now grown
up. Up to his death nbout n year ago , no In
timation of his having ever had any entang
ling alliance was given and the arrival of hli
alleged widow has created u great commo
tion. IIo located tno town of Woodbine and
nt the time of his dealt ) was wealthy , having
an annual Income from rentals of over § 5.0UU.
Ho was highly respected and frequently hon
ored with public olllco. The woman says she
Is his lawful wife whom ho married before
leaving Kngland , nnd RIICS for n portion of
the property for herself ami daughter and
Portugal Hliort on Coin.
LI.HIION , July 20 , The scarcity of coin In
Portugal Is severely foil. Commercial
houses both here nnd In Oporto are accepting
3,500 reis notes which they take at it heavy
discount. The proinluin on sovereigns U
now lit per cont.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report