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THE DAILY BEE
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To O. M. Hitclicock , President World Pub
lishing Company :
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further rcgai ding the circulation contest. I
liavo neither tirno nor spacu for such a diver-
nlon. Tlio propositions made by myself and
accepted by you have been given ample pub
licity. Tlio conditions of the contest arc all
in your favor. If you don't see fit to avail
yourself of them you nru at liberty to drop
If you want to comply with the conditions ,
proceed. The time for talking is past. In
any event , all further communications will
bo ignored unless you- address yourself oy
mall , messenger or in person to Mr. N. P.
Fell , business manager of THE DEE , who is
charged with the details of carrying out the
conditions of tlio circulation contest on the
part of Tun line. E. ROSCWATEK.
fT tlio pen. Soap and water
arc choup. TTso Nebraska mnilo goods.
BY THK failure of las bank John J.
Ingalls is left indeed ' 'a statesman out
of a job. "
THE BKK this morning prints the list
of committees of the senate for the Fifty-
third congress. It is in itself an earnest
of the coin-so that august body means to
SHOULD electricity take the place of
Iho gasoline stove for cooking , the death
rate among kitchen girls will decrease.
The question is : Will such a result prove
economical in the long run ?
TIIEIIB is only one thing against the
Btory sent out from "Abiqun.u , " N. M. ,
who.rovor that Is concerning the fate of
a troop of United States cavalry , missing
Nlnoa 1679 , and that is the lay of the land
Lotweon Santa Fo and Espanola.
THE organs of the Lincoln ringsters
nro still hotfling about the legislative
investigations and denouncing THE BEE
localise it has supported all olTorts made
to clean the rats out of state institutions.
THE BEE feeds on such denunciation.
WESTERN railways have about de
cided to inuko a 20 per cent reduction on
till World's fair passenger trufllc. Cana
dian roads have agreed upon a 331 per
cent reduction. The fact la , they all
ought to make one faro for the round
JUDGE BAKTLKTT TRIPP of Yankton
talks guardedly as though ho might
have the land commissionership if ho
wanted it. This is a slight indication
that the president is looking to the west
for a man for'that responsible position.
MAJOR EDWARD J. HOOD of Atlanta ,
Ga. , may have little dillictilty in estab
lishing the wounds ho sustained during
the war , but it may puzzle him to con
vince u jury that his injuries are such
as warrant him in marrying every sus
ceptible woman ho conies in contact
WITH a great flourish of trumpets the
banks of Denver offered the government
n million dollars in gold. But they have
nothing to say of their quiet appeals to
Omaha banks to help them make up the
pot. Omaha might have loaned the
government a million in the eamo way.
There are far worse means of advertising
THK fcdoral supreme court has de
cided that letter carriers cannot bo ex
pected to work moro than eight hours a
day without extra pay for any time in
excess of eight hours. Herein the court
lias vitalized a principle long contended
for by lab jr organ izatlons throughout the
country. A universal eight-hour day is
only a mutter of timo.
THE Montana legislature luw passed
v law , which has boon approved by the
governor , imposing a line of $500 upon
any scalper who may sell the whole or
any part of an unused passenger tickot.
Such n law could not bo passed in fcny
legislature not owned by the railroads
nnd no untraramoled court would hold
it valid for a minute. Hut people don't
expect much of Montana. .
THERE Is a bill before the Illinois
legislature to admit of mortgaged
property being sold piecemeal. For
instance , say a farmer has mortagod his
farm nnd all appurtenances thereunto
belonging. Under existing laws the
whole property must bo bid for in a
lump. The proposed law would admit
of the house botng sold separately , or
the horses to one purchaser and the cows
ts another , etc. This plan would doubt
less give Bomo advantage to the man
win mortgaged his property , and also
might make it easier for the inonoy
lender to got his money. Every western
state is greatly interested in land mort
gages and any measure that promises
oven tlio slightest degree of relief would
JKJ worth an experiment.
THK VAt.l'ti OK lltnitMTlOft.
Very few people who Imvo not given
ciircfnl.study to the results of irrigation
hnvo any idea of it value. It Is a well
known . 'not to these who have given the I
mtbjuct ultfntlon that Irrigated liuuU
are everywhere tin- most productive and
therefore tlio most valuable. The statement -
mont of Mr.'Ilunt. before the Sundown
club , that the arid region of this coun
try , if Irrigated , would become more
productive thatl that watered by rain ,
was not at all oxagoratod , because It is
justified by all experience. That
gentleman said that a farmer
could ralso as much upon twenty
acres by means of irrigation
as ho could upon 100 acres
without irrigation , and there is plenty
of testimony that such is the case.
There IH nothing incredible in his other
statement that ho had seen land that
was worth but $0 an aero before bulng
irrigated producing an annual crop
worth $1,000 per aero. Mr. Hunt esti
mated that there are ; W,000,000 ) , , acres of
land in the west which can bo made
productive by irrigation , an area more
than seven timea M large as Nebraska ,
and ho suid that with the thorough de
velopment of the water supply for irri
gation purposes the United States could
produce enough food to supply the en
Ex-Secretary Rusk , in n magazine ar
ticle recently published , estimates that
if the rate of past growth In population
is maintained this country may contain
a century hence .100,000.000 people. As
suming that the number will bo one-
third less , it is obvious that within a
generation the ability of this country to
feed its own people will have reached
the limit unless a considerable part of
the great arid region is made produc
tive. It has been estimated that under
existing conditions the United States will
jrobably bo compelled to import wheat
before the close of the present century.
This is hardly likely to bo the case ,
jut it cannot bo a great many years
before we shall have reached the limit
of food production on the lands now
: ivailablo , and when that time is reached
> vhoro shall wo look for neodnd sup
plies ; ' European countries will not bo
ible to furnish any , and not much can
bo expected from the agricultural
: ountrics of South America. This con-
ilition may bo postponed a quarter of a
century , but that it will come sooner or
atcr , with no increase of our productive
[ esource.s , is as certain us that the
country will continue to grow in popula
There nro some difficulties connected
with the irrigation problem , but they
are not insurmountable. At any rate it
s apparent that a solution must be
found in the not very remote future , and
there is hardly any matter of practical
concern to the American people which
makes a stronger demand upon the
serious attention of public men.
TJIK TELKMIOXK I'ATEXTS.
The business interests of the country
are very much concerned in the result
of the proceedings that wore instituted
by Attorney General Miller just before
retiring from ofllco for the purpose of
annulling the Berliner telephone pat
ents. As everybody knows , the patent
obtained by Alexander Graham Boll on
March 7 , 1870 , expired on the 7th of the
current month , BO that the field is open
to competition so far as the Boll tele
phone Is concerned. But there wore
issued in 1891 patents covering what
is known as the Berliner telephone ,
and as this is the property of the
American Bell Telephone company that
corporation now proposes to hold pos
session of the field for seventeen years
from the date of the granting of the Ber
The attorney general , in a ski that
this hist patent bo declared void , shows
that the system it covers is identical in
all respects with that of Boll , and ho
charges that it is therefore * a fraud upon
the patent ofllco , plainly intended to perpetuate
potuato the control of the telephone
business of the country in the hands of
the company which up to March 7 , 1893 ,
had the unquestionable right to
control it. The case made out
by the attorney general is an
exceedingly clear and strong one , and
there ought to bo no doubt about its
being sustained by the court , but unfor
tunately it has been shown moro than
once that the influence of the American
Boll Telephone company is very strong
in the courts of Massachusetts , so that
it would not bo safe to predict the sue
cess there of the government's caso.
Neither is" it known at this time what
the present attorney general , who is a
Massachusetts man , will do in the matter -
tor , though it is to bo presumed that ho
will not interpose to prevent the
case being judicially passed upon.
The course of the court in
delaying the taking of testi
mony several months has been unfavor
ably commented upon as indicating a
desire to subserve the interests of the
telephone monopoly , but this may bo un
just. Still it would seem that a matter
of such material importance to the
business interests of the entire country
should have boon given attention at the
earliest time possible after the expira
tion ol the Boll patent. The allegation
of the highest judicial olllcor of the
government that n deliberate fraud
has been perpetrated is of such
a serious character that no time
should bo lost in determining
whether or not the charge is well
founded. This is demanded by consider
ations of justice both to the government
and the people. The American Boll
Telephone company has enjoyed the full
benefit of the patent granted to Alex
ander Graham Boll. For seventeen
years , the period of life which the
government gives to a patent , it has
hold an absolute monopoly , of the telephone -
phone business. It has made scores of
men wealthy. Everybody concedes the
enormous value to the world of this dis
covery and these who have profited so
richly from it are perhaps entitled to
all they have received , but tfio time has
conio when this businessshould * couso
to bo a monopoly and the Inventive
talent of the country should have an
opportunity to extend the usefulness of
the telephone. Competition is needed
in this as In other departments of busi
ness , BO that the entire public shall not
bo laid under tribute by a single corpor
ation , with power to exact whatever it
ploasr/8. If this 1m attained there In
reason to expect In the m-ar future much
greater ro.MiHS than have yet boon
achieved. It Is to bo hoped that the
present attorney general will push lh
case made by his predecessor to the
earliest possible conclusion , in tho'intor-
est both of the government and the
The average democratic editor has n
keen eye tj tlu > main chance. The news
paper dispatches Sunday announced that
President Cleveland hud put up the bars
iigainst all editorial applicants for of
fice. The news struck terror to the
hearts of memlwrs of the 'Democratic
State Editorial association , every
mother's son of whom has had a light
ning rod up since the November elec
tion. It was moro than they could
stand. A special meeting was called
instnnter , the purpose of which was to
take Hueh action as the emergency de
manded. When a democratic editor is
in doubt ho always writes resolutions.
This meeting of untorrilled patriots for
revenue only was no exception to the
rule. The grievance is sot out in four
distinct counts. The first tolls of the
dreadful proscription : the second ex
presses some little doubt as to the genu
ineness of the report , but the resolutions
that follow plainly show that deep down
In their hurdcned hearts there was in
dignation that could not bo suppressed.
For had they not tread the wine press
for four long , weary years with unex
ampled self-suerifico and without hope of
reward ! Iloro is their plaint :
Whereas , The Associated press dispatches
of this date give out what purports to bo the
utterance ef Mr. Blssell , postmaster general ,
regard In ) ; the appointment of editors to fed
eral positions , because through such appoint
ments Cleveland's predecessor suffered on
iccount of the charge that ho subsidized the
[ ) rcsa ; and
Whereas , This association questions the
truthfulness of such purported utterance ;
Whereas , The publishers of democratic
newspapers hnvo performed a labor of love
for years , and without hone of reward liavo
"aborcd for democratic ascendancy ; and
Whereas , The goal has been reached and
many editors are candidates for postmaster-
ships and other federal positions ; therefore ,
Resolved , That this association does rec
ommend tlio appointment of such applicants
from among the ranks of the faithful editors
at tliS state , believing that they will faith
fully and wall perform the duties of such
positions and in a manner that will not inter
fere with their duties as editors , or show
the Justice of the charge of a subsidized
press , but further , that the emoluments ue-
rived from any appointive ofllro will tend to
strengthen and improve the paper and will
consequently benefit the democratic party.
Resolved. That a copy of this resolution bo
forwarded to the president and to Hon. J.
A moro disconsolate wail was never
put on paper within twenty-four hours
notice. Its authors had been feeding on
hope since election , anxiously expect
ing that the next mail from Washington
would bear the precious commission for
oflico whoso emoluments would "tend to
strengthen and improve the paper. "
But now all glittering hopes wore
blasted ! TheollloJ towel could never
again be washed and the patent medi
cine cuts would have to bo called into
service every week , tf.
The resolutions were made for Mr.
Cleveland and a copy was engrossed for
his special , benefit. Possibly they are
now speeding away to the white house.
They were als6 given to the state press.
But alack-a-day ! the daily papers con
taining these unique- resolutions also
contained a positive denial from Grover
that he had over said it that in his
opinion a democratic editor was as good
as any other man.
It was not until the second day in the
morning that the Nebraska democratic
editors realized that they had blundered
in haste to repent at leisure.
LESSORS 01' A illlKAT FIRE.
The recent destructive fire in Boston ,
which in a very brief time swept away
property valued at $4,000,000 , and cost
the loss of a number of lives , suggests
to the Now York Tribune two lessons
which are applicable to every consider
able city in the country. One is that
innumerable flimsy structures are going
up constantly in all parts of the country
which have no right to exist. They
come into being , says our contem
porary , without much observation ,
and are not complained of until
they are ravaged by fire almost
in a moment , perhaps with loss
of life. Then there is a little excite
ment and much condemnation of tax
otllcials follows , but this is about all that
follows. The principal trouble is that
municipal building laws are not gen
erally as stringent as they should bo ,
while such as they are their enforce
ment is not thorough. Buildings in the
business portion of all cities should be
required to bo constructed of fire
proof material , and there should
bo rigid inspection to see that this re
quirement is fully complied with. Per
sons erecting business buildings ought to
know that it is to their own in
terest in every respect to use
fire proofmaterials. . Such structures
nro more lasting , they require less out
lay to keep them in repair , the cost of
insurance , if they are insured , is com
paratively small , the fact that they are
safe makes it easier to lease them and
they command a higher rent rate than
buildings not fireproof , so that while
the first cost is greater it is repaid many
times in the ways indicated. But as
there are persons who will not bo influ
enced by these considerations , and con
sequently firetraps are being constantly
erected in cities throughout the
country , the only certain way
to bring nbjut a needed
reform in this respect is by means of
stringent laws and regulations thor
oughly enforced. Another lesson of the
Boston fire was In the fact that the fire
men had great dilllculty In fighting it ,
owing to the network , of overhead wires
which surrounded tlio burning struc
tures. It was Impossible for tlio fire de
partment to work to the boH advantage
with this obstruction in the way , and it
is unquestionable that but for this the
conflagration would have been far loss
destructive. These overhead wires are
everywhere , and the experience of
Boston may bo repeated any
day in Omaha and' other cities
whore such networks exist. The over
head wire is admittedly a nuisance and
danger and should be excluded from the
business portion of every city. The sug
gestions derived from the last Boston
fire are not now. Almost every largo
community has Tiad a Blmllnr experi
ence. They artViMno the less valuable ,
however , and nt/iyv / cannot bo too oftener
or tooatruiiglyttilpiwsed upon the pub
lic mind. rtl < 1/ /
IT is n marked Compliment .to Secre
tary Tracy thutilill success > r has deter
mined that the , ( | i.y7l Mjrvico rules and
orders which lid established In the navy
yards of the couY y are to bo continued ,
nnd that the ruln.Aif retention shall bo
eniclency nnd attention to duty and not
political faith.The action of the ox-
secretary in suljej5\tng \ all employes In
the navy yards , to civil service regula
tions has been approved by men of
all parties , and the results to
the service have fully justified it.
Hitherto the navy yards have atTorded
local politicians n means of payIng -
Ing off their political obligations and
the service suffered , as must always ho
the case under such circumstances , from
having a great many incompetent and
worthless men foisted upon It. For
years there had boon a demand for re
form , but until Secretary Tracy took
hold of the matter there had been no
ono bold enough to make the needed
change. This having boon done , with
results in the highest degree satisfac
tory , there can bo no doubt that the re
form will ho maintained , as no party
would have the temerity to interfere
IFTIIERK Is any merit , from a party
point of view , in having originated so
important a piece of legislation as the
car-coupler bill , the republican party is
entitled to the credit for that law. Tlio
attention of congress was first culled to
the subject by President Harrison in his
annual message , and legislation earn
estly recommended. The recommenda
tion was repeated with increasing force
and earnestness in his last three annual
messages. The first bill relating to it
which was over proposed in con
gress was introduced by Representa
tive Henderson of Iowa , in the Fifty-
first congress , that measure being the
groundwork of and essentially the pres
ent law. Although the law could not
have boon enacted without democratic
support , it may bo interesting to note
that in the house there wore sevcnty-
seven democratic votes against the bill ,
while only seven republicans wont on
record as opposed to it. The democrats
have no ground for claiming any special
credit in connection with this legisla
tion , which is oiiOOf the few important
acts of the last
THE arrest'at Bim Francisco of Rich
ard Heath on ouiy'go. of having mur
dered Louis B. fc bWhlrtor in Fresno
hut August is Ipjlly another chapter
added to the longsgriosof incidents con
nected with ono of the most sensational
and mysterious ojujnos in the Pacific
coast's annals. $ ( } long after McWhir-
tor was killed it wii's openly charged in
a San Francisco-paper that he had com
mitted suicide. The paper sot up that
McWhirter , afterifTisurbig his lifo for a
largo sum of inoiujjf , went into the yard
where he was fount ] . , throw two or three
largo clubSj n'thS ' gi'bund , "emptied 0110
revolver by firinginfaUiro ! ; air , and then
shot himbelf with another. The clear
ing up of the mystery will bo of es-
special interest to the public , as
it involves a question of moment
concerning lifo insurance. May a man
who believes his lifo in imminent danger
through prospective assassination in
crease his lifo insurance beyond such
sum as ho would ordinarily carry ? is a
question which the courts in passing on
the case will have to determine.
THE decision of the switchmen at Chicago
cage not to strike at this time is to bo
heartily commended. . They had it in
their power to have started a conflict
between the railroad companies and
their employes which might have be
come widespread , and it is easy to see
that the effects of such a conflict could
not bo otherwise than disastrous to all
interests. Such a disturbance , extend
ing , as probably would have been the
case , throughout the northern section
of the country , must have produced con
sequences of the most serious nature ,
at a time when all the resources and fa
cilities of the railroads will bo taxed to
the utmost to provide for the traffic. It
is exceedingly fortunate , therefore , that
wise counsel has prevailed with the men
and that the threatened trouble has been
CEDAK RAPIDS will bo the next Iowa
town to abandon the farcical show of
prohibition and exact a revenue from
the joints that thrive under the foster
ing care of the Clark law. Free silver
will not cut as much of u figure in the
next Iowa campaign us free whisky ,
and the recent action of the State
Temperance alliance in resolving to setup
up u prohibition party in the Hawkeye
state will clear the way to the repeal of
a measure which lirfs defeated itself in
every populous center in the state.
Anoi'T this time every four years
Washington is besieged with olllce
seekers , but this year it seems that
every democrat who can got transporta
tion has gone to the national capital in
quest of a job. And the record shows
THU legislative Investigating commit-
tco IA now at Hastings overhauling the
state institution \vJjiflh THK HUE sough
to clean out two years ago. Lot us hope
that the committee Jvill find a bolter
state of things there now , for if there
over was a moro corrupt riest of public
olllcials than that which THK BEE broke
up the annals of Nebraska never re
Illuancd Are They \Vlu Kijisct Nothing.
Happy are the democrats who don't1 want
federal .o.llccs. They are not likely to be
disappointed ; but , oh. how few tbero bo of
< ! ompf > iiiiUiie ( u I'clony.
annul leliinil Intlciiaitliiit.
Mosher's friends and relatives propose to
pay $ rjOOiK ) , to bo distributed among the de
positors in order to buy Mosborfroin the pen
itentiary.Vowould lllto to see depositors
lumulUad , but can the goddess of Justice ap
prove of a decision to sell alleged justice for
i money consMeiatlonund , can a court ullow
ftiich n Imrwln mil gilo * How can n POOP
man bo sent to i | ienltontinrv , wJien n rich
man Is nllawotl t > lm.v hlmsotf or bin friend
free from the ixmltentltry' Huch n prece
dent tnljtht lead to terrible consequences ,
CnUI , Cnifl Noglrrl.
It doesn't pay to bo dPtnocr.uli' , Missouri
and Texas have received nothing wlmtuvor
In the way of patronage , \\hllo Massa
chusetts , which gave Harrison a goo.l round
majority , hns tbreo of the host positions at
the administration's disposal.
(7ileti ( ; > Tribune.
If President Cleveland can pick out sonic
nlcoconsjilshlp with fnt salary attached in a
remote tiart of the glolio nnd persuade Ob
jector Ilolmnn to take It , bo will make his
administration memorable for nt least ono
grand achievement In practical statesman
S ( . 7'itlil I'loneer-l'rcit.
Uy passing the bill throwing open to the
competition of architects genciMlly Iho de
signs for public buildings , congress has taken
a long step toward the elimination of archi
tectural warts from some of the principal
cities of this country. Public buildings will
look better and maybe cost less.
TtitHi ; < ' < ill 1 1 01110 UnrrlntloiK.
Xehiwltit Cltil Keii'K.
The News cannot even make a guess as to
what will be the outcome of the revelations
made by the eommltteo. but all agree , unless
participants in the robbery , that the guilty
parties should bo compelled to make duo
restitution and servo u long term in the
penitentiary. Dorgan , Moshcr and others
are entitled to and should receive no sym
Characteristic < innrro lty.
/utmum Cttu Star.
The generosity of the American people
was demonstrated in a conspicuous manner
by the speed with which Governor McKln-
ley's debts were canceled by voluntary con
tributions from the public. The sum of
$ ' .15,000 was raised within a few weeks , and
the governor llnds himself entirely extri
cated from the unfortunate complications
which threatened a short time ago to sweep
away bis entire fortune. This incident also
Illustrates the great individual popularity of
Governor Mclunloy and the feeling of per
sonal confidence which ho has Inspired
among the people.
llo\v The 7lt < o Clroulntoi.
Ff'tirwltii Cltll fides.
The World-Herald has been forced to ac
cept the challenge of THK OMAHA Uun by the
latter deposit ing ? 5,0X ( ) In money in one of
the banks of that city to prove that it has
the largest circulation both in Omaha and in
the state. If the World-Herald , the only
paper in the state whoso politics is not alike
for any two days in succession , has tao same
ratio of subscribers that it has hero they
will not win THK Bun's money. Tin : Hin : has
moro than flvo to ono of tlio World-Herald's
subscribers in Nebraska City. This is a
democratic city , but the people here , like
everywhere else , have no use for a paper
that attempts to cater to all parties as docs
ho Omaha hyphen. THK Utn , even if it is a
L'cpulllcan paper , is as far ahead of the
lyphcn as day is ahead of night in
3Il'Sriiltr OFTllK WIllTK 11OUSK.
Kansas City Journal : Perhaps Mr. Glevo-
and called Senator Hill in to ask him how
10 liked the administration as far as it had
Washington Post : Call again , senator ,
n fact , there is no good reason why you
should not drop in lor a few moments chat
any time you may have the leisure.
Washington Star : David 13. Hill cannot
escape the microscope. Of all the men who
"lave shaken hands with the president he is
, ho ono who is selected for discussion and
. omment in that connection.
Now York Commercial : Senator Hill
called on the president yesterday and was
closeted with him for twenty minutes , say
the dispatches. It may therefore bo re
marked that Mr. Cleveland had n bad quar
ter of an hour , with five minutes thrown In
Ijy way of good measure.
Pioneer-Press i The familiar conversation
that passed between the governor of North
Carolina and the governor of South Carolina
would bo forgotten If the Washington news
paper men could learn what was said at the
recent conference between President Cleve
land and Senator David B. Hill.
Now York Advertiser : It is believed that
the meeting between Cleveland and Hill on
Thursday was not quite as cordial as the
conference between the governors of North
and South Carolina. There was nothing
said in relation to the duration of the
drouth. But neither of the distinguished
gentlemen Indulge in stimulants ranging
higher than refrigerated tea.
Chicago News : What happened at the In
terview is known only to the two men con
cerned and tlio furniture In the room , which
furniture , by the way , is reported to be still
sound and intact in every particular. Ex
cepting this fact the only indication whloh
the public has a ? to the results of the mys
terious conversation Is the broad smile worn
by Air. Hill when ho left. Mr. Hill , however ,
may smile and smile and be disgruntled still.
So that means nothing.
Chadron is enjoying another murder trial
Another $10,000 school building is to be
eroded at Broken Bow.
Every bridge on the Koya Paba , Ponca
and Dizzy in Boyd county was washed out by
the recent Hoods.
Elgbty-llvo residents of Pawnee City have
joined a singing school , and a concert will
shortly bo given.
The Republican says that Hastings prom
ises to do lots in the building and improve
ment line tbis season.
There is a religious awakening at Curtis
and the churches nro increasing rapidly and
constantly in membership.
A party of Crete citizens has gone to Cnl
cage to renew the search for George Stevens ,
the missing cashier of the State bank.
A charge has been made that Frank A.
Onnzo of Hyannls attempted to poison his
wife last October , but that the affair was
kept quiet until n few days ago.
A Broken Bow saloon keeper Is the defend
ant in two suits for $3.500 each for selling
liquor to habitual drunkards after being
warned not to do so by the wives of the bibu
The mayor of Plattsmouth lias had twenty-
one boils on bis nock in the past two months ,
and If they don't stop comming pretty soon
ho will olllcially enter himself against Job
for the record.
Two wives , a crazy veteran and a pension
of ia \ month are the principals in n luw
suit which has been begun at Hastings. Two
women , each claiming to bo the wife of John
Baird , nn inmate of the incurable insuno
asylum , liavo brought suit for a share in his
pension , and a half dozen attorneys will at
tempt to establish the claims of their clients
A largo attendance Is expected at the
Sixth district convention of the Christian
Endeavor societies , which will meet at
Hastings March SI and continue in session
three days. All the state oflleora will bo
present. The district consists of the coun
ties of Thayer. Fillmore , Nuckolls , Clay ,
Wobter , Adams , Franklin and Kearney.
and good food In plenty , tends to make
children healthy. If children suffer , however -
over , from Scrofulous , Skin or Bcalp , Diseases
if their blood Is Impure nnd pimples or
boils npixjar , they should Ixj given the right
medlclno. Dr. I'iorce'n Cloldon Jlodicnl Dis
covery brings nlxjut the l > cst bodily condition.
It purifies the blood nnd renders the liver
nctfve na well "as lilding nn health nnd
Ktrongth , Puny , rale , weak children get n
lasting Iwncflt and "a good start" from the
use of the " Discovery. " It puts onehole -
some flrfli , nnd dom not nausea to and offend
the stomach lito the various preparations of
Cod Liver Oil. It'a gunranteed to benefit
or euro you , or your money Is returned.
EDITORS TO BE REWARDED
OloYohnd Declares that Ho Will Not Dls-
. crlminato Against the draft.
PLEASING NUMEROUS PLACE HUNTERS
Sorrrlury Merion I'rrpurlnjr n I.lnt of
Woinrn to llo DUmlMcd from tlin A -
rlciiltnrnl tlppirincut ! In Order
to SutUfy Miiln
WASIUNOTOX BUIJKAU OF Tun HKG , |
fill ! Fot'HTKKXTII SlUSHF. >
WASIIIMITOX. U. U. , March II. I
The many Nebraska and Iowa editors who
have bad their oyca upon the postmaster-
ships of their towns may take hope. All Is
not lost yet. President Cleveland says It Is
untrue that ho docs not Intend to appoint
country editors to postmasteriblps. Ho says
bo will give them as good a chance as any
body clso when It comes to the appointment
of fotirth-class postmasters , as It Is almost a
necessity to appoint them In some communi
ties. The country editor will not , however ,
feel complimented by this moiiilloatlon when
ho realizes that the salary of a fourth-class
postmaster Is never over $1,030 a year.
Today the clerks nt work won the thou
sands of applications filed at the Treasury
department for oniccs in that service added
the following to the applications from Iowa :
J. A. McClurg , Now Hampton , third auditor
of the treasury ; John C. Kelley , Sioux City ,
collector of internal revenue Third district ;
W. II. Staekhouse , Davenport , collector of
the Fourth district.
I'lnmliiK 1'laro lltintorfl.
Hoprcsentatlvo Hays of Iowa today secured
the removal of W. S. Burdette , a republican
superintendent of the federal building at
Davenport , and had F. G. Olausscu appointed
to the place.
It would seem that the pressure for ofllco
Is becoming very strong. Secretary Morton
Is making up n list of sixtyor seventy women
who are to bo turned out of the Agricultural
department. The excuse for the dismissals
Is that there is no work to bo done and the
force must bo topped off until the spring
In another quarter it Is learned that there
will boa largo number of men employed in
that department the 1st of May. It thus ap
pears that the object of turning the women
out is to give places to men.
Mr. John W. Cahill of Keokuk. fa. , is a
hustling young Irish-American who is in
Washington with the express determination
of capturing an olllco and ho has taken to
heart the old biblical saying about tlio un-
desirabillty of biding "one's light under a
bushel. Mr. Cahill wants to bo an agent for
the Department of Justice and in further
ance of his alms has a printed circular , the
lirst page of which bears a wood cut of him
self. The circular abounds in press com
ments , all of which allude to the gentleman
In a complimentary vein.
The following pensions granted are re
Nebraska : Original Jacob P. Maple ,
Theopholls.Lively , Oliver P. Dennis , Luther
II. Golthy , Albert Hurley , Charles II. Young ,
Edward II. Mork , Gottfried Fischer , Daniel
Dart , Prince A. Gatehcll , Henry Baxter ,
Charles N. Thomas , Samuel L. Husscll. Ad
ditional-Charles II. Dowtby , William L.
Ball. Amos Peck , Milo Hohertson , Henry
Smytbe , James W. Wharton , Samuel Edgar.
Increase James W. Vannostran , John O.
Platcher , Charles Harrison , George W. Els-
ton , Cassius M. Pulvcr. Heiss tie Clark A.
Bennett , Frederick McProokmeicr , Klchard
B. Bartell , Andrew J. Lake. Original
widows Tallinn Frazlnr , Mary J. Guthman.
Iowa : Original George Trobert , Horace
A. Day , James Shannon , D. Young. Addi
tional Oder Wilcox , John C. Alton , Clouso
Erjckson , James P. Cassady , Henry H.
Fritz. Increase John Peterson , David
Knauss , James N. McManimlc , Henry Good
man , William Lewnllcn , John Sprlggs , James
E. Moorman , William French. Heissue
John Fairwcatber , Harvey L. Way , Origi
nal widows , etc. Emma J. Burrows , Xcriida
H. Worth , Ann P. Xigler , minors of James
II. Toolo , Martha A. Booth , Catharine
Burke , Christina Smith. Original Francis
M. Carter. Fredrick Parker , Henry Houts.
Additional Iven P. Lee , John W. Cruscn ,
Samuel Brackctt , John W. Williams , Henry
Wyckoff , Samuel I' . Glenn. Increase John
Niblock , Alonzo Foye , Samuel E. Welch. He-
issue James A. Stalker , George W. Vincentv
Prottyman 'CIng. Original widows ,
etc. Eunice Clause , Hcbceca Potter ,
Sarah D. Briggs. Original William Uager.
Hicbard Smith. Original widows , etc.
Minors of C. Cook. Original Matthias
Miickin. Original widows , etc. Mary H.
Mitten , Mary J. Bond.
South Dakota : Additional John P.
Adams. Heissuo Wilbur F. Little. Addi
tional John W. Jencks , Benjamin Provost.
P. S. H.
Not nn Unroaiiormblo Kill.
lUatrlee Time * .
If the rates charged in 1880 were adequate ]
and the fact that they were axed by the
roads themselves is tolerably conclusive ev
idence that they were , n reduction of 20 per
cent at the present time will not bo unreas
onable. The increase In the volume of bust-
ness In this state Justifies such a reduction.
Besides , if in any Instance the rates flxod in
the bill should prove to bo unreasonably low ,
there Is a provision for an appeal to the supreme
premo court , where the roads can liavo their
grievances adjudicated. The constitution of
our state empowers the legislature to estab
lish "reasonable maximum rates of charges"
for freight , as well as passenger tralllc , and it
is time wo wnro Using the means within our
roach to advance anil develop tlio Industrlm
within our own state.
ThoCrnro tor Spoilt.
St. lmil > ltci t''tte. '
As far as thN mad craze for simlls I * cou
corned Missouri Is standing on ner dignity ,
If MlHvmrlium nro wauled for the funeral
service , they must bo asked toaccept ofllco In
a way that will show duo appreciation of
their merits nnd the sacrifices they would
make In leaving such a stntn a * MUsourl to
llvo In such a place as Washington or to go
nhroad. U Is e.xpectlng toomuch of Mlssoiir-
tans to expect that they uro going to beg and
plead nnd supplicate for contemptible llttlo
places that are scarcely worthy of North
eastern spoilsmen , inui-h less of Missouri ro
T.IicH A S.MII.I : .
Yonkers StnlMtimti ! The man who lm §
Imrsi-s and carrlaKos for hltu liulluvu.t In a
1'lttMmri ; Chronicle : I'm n very patriotic
Individual Ju > < now , " olMorviMl Jllsa Van
tliat1' "Ah ' " replied Mr. Manchester. "How is
"I'ma whltoRlrl , with red hair , and I feel
I'hlciiKo News : "Yes , sir , " said Mntiol
proudly , " "hen a youim man MSNON mo I
si-ream. " "Mabel , " said Hi' limld. with .sud
den I'oIdnesK/'ttliy Is It you are M > oftunhoiirt > u
wlii'ii 1 call tin you ? "
Yonkers ( lii7t < ttu : Itnmy tin acnuioof ro-
LMft , hut. iho hniKemmi'M iimumnremcnt of
the stations Is - .
an unpiinlshiihlo ei-y-Vm.
Philadelphia Kocord : A ( lernmntown baker
sent llfly Mf KliiKercaki's In thu local almshouse -
house last week. A very nleu ilousli-iiiitlon.
Detroit Tribune : Mrs. MlntjowlopShall I
spud for a doctor ?
Mlnljewlop- . CJIvo mn SOIIHI prmstc add.
I prefer to tile at Iho hands ot oim uho lovus
Smith. ( Jray.t Co.'s Monthly : Vletta-Aro
you coming to see our next performance ?
Kinma takes the pnrt of Orlando.
Tom Not worth while wo ore lit thu sumo
bathing place last Minuncr.
Washington Star : "That's a curious milk
pull of yours , " xald the milkman.
"Tulii't near iisenrlors as that palo milk of
yours , " replied thu servant girl.
.Illnifh.tmton Leader : When a man Mines
Iniii'ulf down on the slttlm ; room couch thu
presumption Is that ho proposes to tnko It
easy on the homo stretch.
Somervlllo Journal : Itl } the Well , did ptettj
Miss Niinnle smile on your suit last night ?
Iiiieuless No ; she didn't sinllo on It , old
man ; she laughed at It.
NO SK.VT1MKNT IN' llRll.
/UIN.IIIS ruji Jimrmtl.
"Come go with me , Kweot Annabel ,
Dull cam unto the canines Mini ; ;
Let's roam adown the mossy dell ,
And llnd the llrst wild Mowers of spring. "
Shosllunlslls ; with motion slow
Her sllppur on the carpet pats.
At length slio spunks : ' 'I'd lather go
Adown tht > street vthuru windows show
Thu Mowers on stylish Kaslur hats.
A IlIXJ' J-'JIUM I'AJIIS.
Eurojxan Edltlan A'cio York Herald.
A. MOUS1NO TOILET.
This neat llttlo dress has a sKlrt of green ,
barred , with lines of blue and gold. Green
shot velvet round bodice , with which Is worn
a metal belt.
AT TllK TllKATKlt.
Gran A Co. ' * Monthly.
They cracked the .same old chestnuts.
They .sang the same old airs ,
They sat In ancient costumes
On very modern chairs.
Whllo paper snow was falling
They cooked Kreon ears of corn ,
And 'twn.sn'1 lit loon minutes
llotwooii the night and worn ,
The satno old villain plotted ,
The same old lever slghorl ,
The sumo rulentloss parent
Ills earnest suit denied.
They wrote In fifteen seconds
A letter or a will ;
TJiny waved In air their glasses ,
Yet drunk them brimming still.
The thunder lacked an echo ,
The moon was palo and woalc ,
And wlion the ghost was rising
The crunk tfavo forth a snuuiik ,
Ah. yes , the KIIIIIO old people ,
With noililni ; now to telll
And yet , I must confess It ,
Too soon the curtain fell.
iioturorJ tin I KHitlorJ
of Ulothhm la tuj WorlJ.
Song , of the Saw
The carpenters saw the wood the people saw
"the bargains because
we saw that it was better -
ter for us to saw oiTsomo
of the price rather than
allow the saw-dust to
get in its work not that
saw-dust would hurt
the suits any , but that
they were in the way of the saw You saw how
they were saw-ing out the side of the store this
weekdidn't you Well , if you did , you saw those
new spring suits and overcoats you saw the price
you saw the quality you saw the exclusive
styles you saw nothing like them anywhere else
This one point we want to impress upon you
while the sawing is going on wo are prepared and
are doing business just as nicely as ever , and as an
inducement to brave the noise of the saw wo are
offering the greatest bargains you ever saw. See ?
BROWNING , KING & CO. ,
b'toro ojenojroyrjvonliu till MX j g , W. COF , 16th dull DOllglaS 31
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