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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : MONDAY. PEOBM13ER 28. 1835.
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Till : French national assembly to-da ; elects ti president of the republic , M ( irovy's chances are very good for clec lion. There are no other candidates ii Iho Held. HOSTO.N will upend $030,000 on stree improvements next year. Iloston is no ho slow as not to have learned that publi improvements pay heavy returns on tin investment. Sr. hurts has named ils delegation t < tin.1 Missouri river improvement conven lion which is to he held in Kansas City 01 thc'Jllth. The ge.tlemen who will rep resent St. Louis are all leading merchant ; and rivermen headed by cx-Conyrcssmai ] ; . 0. Standard. Jens 15IUKI.OW , of New York , the oni ; nominee of President Cleveland whicl lias been confirmed by tlmseiiatu , decline ; the olllco of assistant treasurer. Tlili leaves only 21,111 ! ) nominations to bonctoi upon until Mr. Cleveland forwards an other batch for the action of the senate. AJIOVKJIKNT has been started in Wash ington to induce congress topussabil providing for thu erection of a new exec \itivo mansion. If successful ; the rca iiMatn syndicate interested in the scheme would no doubt feel like painting the eli white house red. to our dispatches fron Washington President Cleveland doe : not propose to feel unhappy if the senatt ( Iocs reject some of his unlit appoint inenls. He intimates that the congress men who have recommended unlit met for positions must bear the responsibility A You.xt ! New Yorker started in tc make a record as u sleeper , but aftoi sleeping for live days he awoke. This is considered by New York papers as a vcr long nap , but when compared to that ol Miss Minnie Disinter , of Columbus , Neb. , \ \ ho has been asleep for over two months , it is not worth mentioning. Tin : Burlington's extensions in the North 1'latte country have already begun nnd dirt and gravel are Hying sunwards north from Grand Island in spite of the oold weather. Outside of the paper railroads , Nebraska will have the heaviest railroad boom in the next twelve months which she has scon for years. To suri'itr.ss polygamy is onu thing ; to confiscate private and church property is quite another. Public sentiment through out the country , as voiced by its best jour nals , condemns that part of Senator Ed- nmnds bill which proposes to imitate the jiolicy of Henry VJII.of Kjigland by seiz ing upon the lands and properly of the Mormon church. Surr. JAMKS was agreeably surprised by a very handsome Chrisimas gift pur chased by the teachers of our public Hchools. Mr. James is one of the few Nchool superintendents who is thoroughly popular both with .this corps of teacher * timl with the public. Since his adyonl tc Omaha harmony in the .schools has been greatly promoted , with the result of a steady iMhanco in their elliciency. The teachers have fcltthal the superintendent was a co-worker with them , as well as a ( Uro c tor of the educational interests of the city , and that he has been always ready to further their individual wel fare where such advancement did not conflict with the public interests. ll has been a great fcourco of satisfaction to the people of Omaha to note the disap pearance of the constant clashing in our wheels and between thu board of educa tion and the superintendent which wsus so Junoh the order of Iho day before Mr. . 'lames'arrival. The factional quarrels , which degenerated into political wrangles , nnd 'ward wire-pulling for the removal of ono superintendent or teacher or the election of another are fortunately past. Hindi of this result Is duo to the excellent material of which our board of education Juift been compo.-ed , but btill more is ow- ng to the tact , ability and hard labors of .Superintendent James. Tin : advertising columns of the press generally show that Christmas is over. It is the mistaken philosophy of holiday ail- vortNers to lill the columns of newspapers - papers with their announcements in the Christmas season when everybody wants to pnrclmso and then to abstain from ad vertising on t'io ' theory that nothing further is to lie gained by publicity. This idea will not htand the tiM of examina tion. Large buyers and judicious buy ers who do not want toys and trinkets liuop away from the stores in the holiday M'iibon. They Know that they can do In'tter aftt'r thu holidays are over. Ad vertisers who understand their business ndvcnlM ) more heavily in the season of ilnll trade than in the season ot lively trade. They have sense enough to know that it is the Mow hor.iO that needs the lush and not the fast ono. Another l > olnt which Keen advertisers look at , is thai newspapers us a rule do not sell so wull and are not a thoroughly read dur ing the distractions of the holidays as llio.v are before and afterwards. The whole value of an advertisement to the utlvcrtlsor depends upon the circulation of the paper and the holiday season gives no griwite.r advantage in tills res pect than other times iu th year. The shady goers are the eucccssful adver- tisi-rs. They 'build up great businesses by keeping themselves before the pnblio r.iimincr .AndInter and whether it rains "Jim ! < ntrd' Mnl > cs ! n tlic Woods. The immortal AttcnuisVard coined great deal of money in his day out of lecture entitled "Tho l > .t ? " In th Woods. " Itvrns the habit of Mr.Tfu to refer to his text only twice during hi discourse. He opened his lectnro by an nouncing that ho was about to dovot considerable discussion to "The Habcs ii the Woods. " Then ho launched out inti a string of humor and sarcasm on othe subjects , and after talking an hour nnd ; half about every thing cite under th sun , he wound up by saying , "The llaue in the Woods. " Pulling out hjs watch ho exclaimed in allcctod surprise : "Hu 1 regret to notice that 1 have already ex cceded my time , and will take plcasur in resuming the discussion of this .inter csting subject when I meet yon again a some future day. " Our eloipiunt congressman from tin Second district has justdclivcivd a speed formed on the same model. This grca speech appears in the back end of the Con grcs ionnl Jlccord of December 22. It i of those thundering cllorls that are neve heard in the halls of congress , but an written for homo consumption amen ? gullible grangers and filed in the llrron for the free nso of Uncle Sam's mails The house having under consideralioi the rovHon of rules in which llandal was worsted , the Hon. James Laird nskci leave to print a few remarks in the Itc.cort with regard to his views on tiio IIOIIM rules. Like Mr. Ward's "Uabes in tin Wood's" lecture , Laird's remarks opoi with a few sentences about the appropri aliens , fortified by some statistics clippei out of a political almanac. With this in tercsting prelude , our dramatic congress man boldly raises his right arm am launches a terrilic blow between the oyc1 of Land Commissioner Sparks for nlnios : every crime in the calendar , nnd make * tearful appeals on behalf of the poor down trodden settlers , who are sull'ering fron the etl'ects of Iho land commissioner' . ' rulings. 1'lanling himself hl h up on ar anti-monopoly platform Mr. Laird , win for years has made his living as a railroat attorney , anil in the last campaign dis tributed bushels of railroad passes U his political strikers and henchmen , ex claims : Mo one from the west , that region whicl : has suffered most from the aggressions oC tin landed coiporathms , hut will sympathize with the commissioner in bis cIToit to protect the public domain from the encroachments ol the corporations of all kinds , whether cattlt kings , so called , or railroads. And then as a clincher , Mr. Laird , talk ing of the order of thecommissioner , says : This order makes it Impossible for an hon est settler to raise n dollar on his liiml re ceipt ; falling in this ho must abandon the land or stay on the land anil starve. There- suit is plain , he is compelled to sell , lo sacri fice lor almost nothing what has cost him the loittno of long toll to get ; his claim is "gob bled" by the land shark , the cattle syndi cates , and he is baeriliced to a special agent who rides through the region of "suspected lands" in a palace car and writes lurid re- puits of crimes and shames that smaclc of the sensational , that ought no nir.ro to bo received as evidence of the character of the home- seekers than the illustrations in the Police Gazette ought to bo received as evidence of the forensic morality of Mew York. .Mr , Speaker , these men are poor ; good [ iroof they are not rascals for the rascal sel dom goes in rags. They are not prepared fern n siege , much less can they withstand for years the lire of all the ollli'lal batteries. They lave some rights as human beings ; they are not wholesale liars. Jten do not commit per jury by the hundred thousand. This order covers half n continent. Men do not sin by the continent. They do not attempt to take nn empire by perjury. Men are not punished geographically , or condemned by the million without their day in court. The reasonable loubt which saves the wretch trembling for ils life , "tho presumption of innocence" which guards us all , speaks for these men anil demands that the heel of the department of the interior bo taken Iroui the neck of these settlers. The buncombe which represents our homesteaders in Nebraska as actually starving itui libel on the state. Nobody in Nebraska , even on the frontier , is al lowed to starve. There is less of destitu tion and want in this state , with its throe- quarters of a million people , than there will bo found in any eastern city of a hundred thousand population. There may be a little hardship us the result of Mr. Spark's order , among a few preemptors - emptors , but the bulk of homesteaders are in no way all'ectod. Nobody knows better than Mr. Laird that there have been gigantic frauds in Nebraska land en tries , lie is the last man to denounce inspectors specters as spies and scoundrels. If the inspectors wore as vulnerable is ho makes them out his ; reat scheme to gobble up the anils along Stinking Water creek or a cattle ranch by hiring Kelly , lialdwin , and other tools to make bogus entries Would never have boon blocked by Inspector Green. Having devoted three- onrlhs of his undelivered speech to Mr. Spark's , Mr. Laird suddenly remembered its time had pretty nearly run out , ami ho concludes his remarks witli ono .sentence , fcclaring it as his conviction that the ules of the house , as well as the rules of he interior department , ought to bo changed. If such a change would only irovcnt the filing of bogus speeches , it is i consummation devoutly to bo wished. Im\VH. Now that the appropriation committee las been shorn of its power to obstruct ill general business of the house , there is eason to believe that some of the im- lortant legislation which failed in the last session will receive consideration nt the lands of congre.-'s , The bill for a uni- brm law of bankruptcy has again boon ntro.luced and its fr.unors propose to nibli it witli all reasonable haste to a mssago. The matter is ono that vitally nteroats the whole business community , ind legislation concerning it will nll'eot irivato and public interests of the largest noment. The solo object of a bankrupt aw is to provide for the speedy iimlequit- iblo distribution of the estates of bank- upts among their creditors and for the lUelmrgo of innocent bankirpts from the obligations which they cannot meet , in order that they may bo free to be in igaln Iho work of building up their per sonal fortunes. A wise bankrupt law must iroyide for these ends and must exclude whatever tends to defeat them. In order o secure those obju-cts the law must bo so framed that proceedings under it may bo lorfeotlv simple. Complicated provis- ons generally result in the distribution of issots among lawyers and court ollicors. This was the fault with ho last law and it was * so ccogni/.cd by ( ho business men who frequently declined to participate in pro. ceedings for the adjustment of thu atl'alrs of their insolvent debtors , preferring to charge the whole of the amounts ilu them to the account of profit and los rather than to engage in the wasted worrying and usually fruitless effort t secure their share of the assets. In lik nmnnt-r e. bankruptcy law will be wors than useless unless it provides for th prompt completion of the process nut the speedy discharge of the bn krnj > l Delay in the settlement of such matter is in itself loss , and the fact is so wcl understood that business men arn almos alwaj-s ready lo sacrifice ( -01110 part o their claims if they can thereby secure i speedy adjustment of affairs. To th bankrupt himself delay means disaster for ho has need to get to work again a fcoon as may be in order that bread ma ; be won for those who are dependent upol him. him.Tho The three essential conditions of n gooc law on this subject arc : simplicity of pro cednrc , promptitude of settlement ant extreme moderation in the court charge.1 allowed. There should be as little occa sion or necessity as possible for tin the employment of lawyers in the pro feedings , nnd the pickings incidents t < the process should bo reduced to a mini mum. H is the opinion of nearly all bu i ness men that a bankruptcy law migli bo framed that would accomplish all Ilia law can accomplish for right in thi matter , without entailing much oxponsi upon creditors or subjecting them lo tin due delay ; but in its former attempt to deal with the subject congress gross certainly has not sue ceetlcd in devising such a statute. Tin bankrupt hvws we have had have all'ord cd dishonest debtors the opportunity they desired , and have been so coitl , } nnd tedious im application as to bo every very little worth to creditors. They wen repealed because their existence was generally felt to involve more harm thai1 good. It will bo n mistake to enact an other statute of that kind. Unless congress gross can devise a bankrupt law undei which justice can bo done more surely more speedily and less expensively than is possible without any national law or the subject , it will do better to let tin whole matter alone. The Death of I3.v-SIayor Mui-phv. The announcement of the death ol Hon. P. F. Murphy has shocked the eonv mimily. A few days ago ho was amoii" us in robust health. Stricken down with a fatal disease which bullied the skill of physicians , ho passed away almost be fore his illness was known outside of his family circle. This sudden ending of a career full of promise is a sad commenta ry on the uncertainty of life. From an humble begiuning'as a hard-working me chanic. Mr. Murphy has gained promi nence in public life and wielded a large inlluencc among tiio popular masses. His popularity was attested by the hand some vote lie received for mayor last spring against a man who was regarded as invincible , and who had behind him the support of the business men and cap italists. In his capacity as councilman and as acting mayor Mr. Murphy enjoyed tiie confidence of our citizens and the es teem of his colleagues and subordinates. The workingmen of Omaha , who always found him in active sympathy witli their cause , will feel Mr. Murphy's death as a personal loss. TinSt. : . Louis Globc-Dcmoarat presents an interesting study of crime. It pub lishes a record , fourteen colums long , of money-handlers now serving sentences in the penitentiaries of Jlfteen states. The list includes cashiers and other officers of banks and corporations , agents of Jinan- cial institutions , defaulters in federal , slate , county and municipal offices , now in the various penitentiaries. The ma jority of the convicts referred to in this record are men who had money to start with , had good social positions , enjoyed high reputations , belonged to the church and were trusted. In nearly every case in the list , ranging from the embezzle ment of $2,080,000 , down to the most trilling sum , there was no excuse for the deed , as there was no stress of necessity to drive the person to crime. The sen tences of tlieso convicts vary in length , their duration , however , bearing little erne no relation lo the enormity of the crime. The terms range from ono to twelve years. Not ono woman appears on tiio long list of ombcz/.lcrs. This is indeed creditable to the fair sex. No report ap pears from the Nebraska penitentiary , and wo know of no embezzlers , of the class referred to by the Glolc-Dcmocrut , that are serving a term in our state prison. While the Globe-Democrat's list of such criminals now in prison is indeed a long ono , the list of those who are now in Camilla would bo much larger nnd much more interesting. B is ono thing that can bo lion- jstly said of the Chicago & North western railroad company , ami that is that it loesn't build any of its extensions on paper. Tts push is well illustrated in its Nebraska extensions , particularly the lrcmont , Klkhorn & Missouri Valley lino. It lias recently let the contract for sue hundred miles of this road , from Ciiailron to Fort Fottorinan. the work to 1)0 completed by September 1 , 183IJ , This is taken as convincing evidence that the road will bo pinliod to Ogden to connect with the Central I'acillo as rapidly as men nnd money can do it. The Ogden line is surveyed for 100 miles west of Fort Fet- Icrman , and the surveyors are moving toward Salt Lake nt u rapid rate. The N'orthwostorn , with its Ogden linn and the Ulnck Hills branch , and its Nebraska system , will certainly command a vast iixtont of territory. At the same time , provided fair rates are given , It opens to Omaha merchants a wide iiold , but with an unjust ilihcrlmination , such as that which has until recently been complained of , tlieso extensions will shut us out from a country Unit is naturally tributary to thia city. \Vhilo \ it may ho true that the Northwest- urn has been prevailed upon to accord to our jobbers fairer treatment , there is no tolling how long It will continue , as rail road managers are sometimes very un certain. The only way to hold the North western and other roads in cheek is to build an Omaha road to the northwest , nnd if this cannot bo done by our homo uapitalists , the next best thing is to have such a road constructed by any parties who will do it and make Omaha the actual terminus. Dist'ATCiua from Washington intimate that the house committee on Pacific rail roads will bo packed in the interest of thu corporations. This is the usual pro gramme at every session where any legis lation likely to all'ect the hiudjrnmt roads is projected. In Hid present oongros1 nsiilo from the bill * compelling the con panics to take out patents on their unsui vcycd land < , the Honr lxtyyonr tiondin bill will bo pushed by the railroad iobb for all thai it is worth. ' The fonnto con mittee on railroads may bo expected t report it favorably , aifd the strong coi poration lobby in tlnit body will us cvt-ry effort to secure tiio passage. Th monopoly managers 'know ' where the are weakest and are accordingly Inyln , their wires to capture the committees ii the lower house , before they begin the ! active labors with congressmen in tli holds nnd lobbies. SBNATOH HtAiit's educational bill woul take about seventy million dollars fror the treasury during the next eight year- This , say.s the Philadelphia Record , ac counjs largely for the favor with whir' . the measure is regarded by many men : bors of congress. _ Cham : , the Chinese giant , Is going to tr ( roller skating. When lie falls lie nuiy brini down the house. Itradlaugh , the non-juror , Is \\idowe : and lives with Mn two good looking daush tors , who are as atheistic as their father. The cost of King Milan's da.irgerand build proof case was SJoO. Hu would like to tradt llolf fora calami then shoot the animal. Tiio new minister to Japan , cx-fJovrrno ; Hubhard , ol'Texii' , RrH marine mad whei the Mikado forgets tu nil him "Covcrnor. " IJI-itiiarck , says a French publisher , charge S'-'O for his autograph. .lu < a think ofitt Tin price of 4t)0 glasses of bi > cr for a scratch of th pun , Mr. Gladstone Is aildloted to the use o postal cards , but he doesn't waste hi-t tim in Irving to bee how many thousand word he can write on one. Dr. Mary Walker harenppcniod nt Wash ingloii in n high silk hat and a iim cullni ulster. Those who do not know her tlilnl she is a giddy "masher. " May Iviidicott , Secretary Kndi'-ott's onlj daughter , drives a drag with a London couch man in the front scat , and dresses In a close lilting suit , ot blue Han ncl. .lolm Lochranc , of Atlanta , to show tin genuineness of his reformation , poured all his largo private stock o [ wines and brandlci Into the streets of the eitlcs. Hon. if. II. Cochrane , of llilhurst , Quebec is the cattle king oC thcilomlnton. Ite ownct the Tenth Duchess of Airdrlc , lifteen o whose calves were sold by him for 8175,000. lepresntative ! Itomels ( at whoso name UK girls look twice , thinking it Hnmco ) bcgai life as a cabin boy. Ite polished up the han dle quite carefully , and so got a good start- ( Jen. Lew Wallace Is said to have mad < S o,000 by his Hying tiip to Constantinople and has pntthe money In a Crawfordsville Intl. , bank , lie did it with that Patrick tor pcdo. i Jndgo David Davis , aided by his accom plished young wife , ' is Writing Ids rominis cenccs. Ho will probably not relate the cir cumstances connected with Ids popping the question. M. dc Le.sscps Is one of the bc > t known figures in Paris. Ilis tightly buttoned black flock coat , with a ribbon in the button-hole black hat jauntily tilted a little to ono side , square shoulders and brisk walk give him a military bearing and make him appear many years younger than ho really is. A Inability. It is rumored Hint Church Howe will be ii candidate for congress in the First disliiol next > car. JIo is liable to lind A lien W. i'ldd , of Lincoln , in his moonshine , A. Wistful Uyc. jYuu Ynil : Jouni'il. Tobias Castor is the name of n Nebraska republican who is snid to have a wistful eye on the scat of Senator Van \Vyck. He ought to lwe no trouble in swinging 'round the circle , Very Atlrolt. C.rdf. Vlihtte. Uro. Gere defends thu acts of the railroad commission with all the adroitness of a connobotir. He ha * furnished abundant proof that lie would make a mo < t excellnnt lawyer. o _ The Poorest Stick. tfttpUlbm Tiincf. With the exception ot Ajax Weaver , all members of the Nubra-kn delegation in con gress are hard at work mi legislation of some sort oC Interest to their constituents. U'eavcr is the poorest stick tills s late CUT shipped to Washington. It J > < Nauseating. Cntc nictle. It is a trillo amusing to notice Hie grimaces made by the monopoly organs of the state , . alluding to articles of prnlso in behalf of Van Wyck which are to tic seen In two-thirds of tlio stale papers. It is as nauseating to their stomachs as n dose of wormwood and as piercim ; to their hides us u cambric needle in the hands of a truant hoy. I'athcr I'm Is There Is a tenderness among tha rural dem ocratic press of the state toward Senator Van Wyck that is touching. Kven our own Dem ocrat rushes into the miMy mazes of political enthusiasm , and pmirs < mt Its soul in pralM'3. It can't bo that Van's now bill for another land ofllco in Nebraska , to bo filled by some desiring democrat , has anything to do witli Lids exuberant guslt. No Donor Than Weaver. J\iplllton VVwrn. The latoMIs to the eili-cl that n. M. Hum phrey , of I'awnee , Is an anxious candidate for congress from this district. Iliimphicy is no betier than Wca\er , mid If tiio republican party of this district can't furnish better ma terial It's tlmo to quit. Only the be.st man should hu put forward while the party has u majority sufllclont to elect over any demo- rat ; therefore , the Times is In Iaorol'some nidi man as John U. Covvin , Gives Them a Great Deal of Trouble. It seems to give the solid monopoly repub lican organs a great do.il of trouble beeauMi a Tew of the honest dombciatlc papers IIKe. tlio Journal persist In giving Senator Van IVyek lull credit for llie good 1m has dune , md Is endeavoring to do , for the people of N'etmiska and the wo t. However , any man ivho is opposed to monopoly and dishonest practices will ho abused by nearly all the lit- : Ie , scabby republican p.ipers In the utato. IMuekcil u Polliiunl l'ai > illtoit Time * . Van Wyck IMS Incuirc.d the munlty of Manderson's friends by his bill for a now and office In northwest Nebraska. Mauder- > on's crowd claims Van Vyck had no bus- ness to father any legislation ot interest inly to the puoplo who nMde north of the I'hitto , which territory is conceded to bt > indcr charge of the Omaha Mmntor. Hut Van don't cara much for sectional , territorial , tarty or nny other Kind of lines , and when 10 sees an oppoi ( unity to pluck a persimmon Tom Manderson's political forest ho Is liable .o do it without much coromouv. There never wore more nmrrlugc * in hu history of Dakota than during the > rcsont season. This is a state which the ) akotalan can secure without any aid or jack talk from STATE Ncbrnaka Mcfook has a surplus of gamblln houses. Albion is agitating water works for fn protection. A § 4,000 opera house ha.s been con pleted at 1'riend. "Blackleg" lias killed off a number t tine cattle in Saiiudcrs county. The new Christian church at Wake field was formally-dedicated last Sundaj NelMi will vote to-day on the qnestio of bonding tiio town for gas and watc works. The bnfc.hcr shop of Herman In ? ch ii Serilmcr was destroyed by lire Christina : morimn * . Tliu value of ho s lot in the state fron cholera during the pat > two years i placed at . < ? l.o'JU.OOO. ( Jlcarwatcr , Antelope county , wi ntili/o its superb water power for a lion mill early next season. In the eleven months ju t pac od Xortl llond t-hipped ! ! SO car loads of stock , am 87 car loads were received. Tlio greali' l nuUanec. in Fremont a1 present is the small boy armed with i target gun nnd sling shot. Albion lias contracted for a chrom steel jail , with automatic locks , slidinj dour.s and greased hinges. A tank containing I.'OO barrels o water collapsed in Mil ford , last week Hooding the. streets of the town. Knox county will support George. W Hervey of Creigliton for secretary of Hi Mate board of agriculture nl tho'clcctioi January 15. The residence of W. H. f/hvsay , it Hebron , wan destroyed by lire on UK night of the -JOth , canning a lo-s of if'.UOU insurance ifV-'OO. A kid of eight years is spaeo bendiiif on the Atkinson Graphic. When wean of the jolt lie cuddles up in the "o" bo : and takes life easy. Horse thieve * are operating in Sallni county. George Kobinson reports tin loss ot a 10 year old sorrel chestnut horse worth several hundred dollars. An Indiaiiola hunter named Spencei drew a bead on u deer and blazed away The gun burst and tore his arm ink shreds. His recovery is doubtful. Miss Dishnor , the sleeping bcaulr ol Platte county , shows signs ol improve ment , and it is confidently hoped she wll bo able to receive on IS'cw Years. hou Vaugliaii , of Hlair , who was erin pled for lite at a target practice last fall has sued Julius Altsclmler , tlio innoceni cause of his misfortune , for § 13,000 dam , | lnl.S. John lUiehael of Oleo county was di vorced from Iiis wife about a month ago and now they have let "bygones be % goncs , " and will be remarried iu a sliorl time. E. M. Kennor of Pawnee city , wns arrested Tuesday for tlirealen'ing lo take the life of his parents , and after ex animation by physicians was pronounced in-anc. The ice in the Lonp and Platte rivers broke Tuc > dny night , taking two spans of the Loup and one of the Plattn bridges ; also three span * of the Atehison & Ne braska railroad bridge. The great ( | iie tion at the Adam" county metropolis just now is : "Will Ilasting- have a team next year ? " The nu niber ol hor-uHhioves operating in that vicinity will soon solve the ijucstion. . A. W. Yardwide , of Antelope county , claims to _ bo the champion hnsker of the slate , with si record of 21 ! ) } bushels in nine hours and Sixteen minutes. Ilia claim will bear measurement. A subscriber of tlio Wecplnar Watci Komiblican threatens to " .stop my paper" unless the editor supports James It , Weaver of Iowa for president , and Sena tor Van Wyck for vice president in 18niS. The Kansas City , Superior & North- woMeni railroad managers arc skirmish ing for bonds in Xnckolls county to aid in building the road. Tlio Kansas jayhawkers - hawkers will not build a foot of ron'd without mortgages on the counties along the lino. There was a panic in the Morning Mail ollicoin Platl-monlh ono night la.st week , owing to the failure ol : the Bti : : to reach tiieollico in time for dissection. A long and diligent search of the town resulted in finding a copy , and the Mail appeared as usual next morning , ll was a narrow escape from a calamity , and appeals strongly to the vigilance'of the postal au thorities. The second attempt of the heirs to pro bate the Seanlan will , involving the title to tiie lowiis-ile of Wymore , has been de feated in the district court. The town site is valued at i ? : > 0,000 : ) , and the reopen ing of the ill c.iso would have naralv/ed property owners. The will was'original ly probated in 1875 ! and the land sold in conlormity therewith. When the land became valuable the heirs sought loan- mil the action of the probate court , but failed. Tlio Pratt and Meyers family of Oak- dale curry horses capable of demolishing a mile in something le.ss than an hour , and the speed of the respective nags lias been a constant source of dispute. They met on the high road near town last Tues day , and without any preliminaries the race began. Meyers' plug took the lead and kept it to the three-quarter pole , when n rut in the track overturned the buggy , throwing Meyers and hi.s wife to the ground. Pratt and his wife were sailing behind , ami before thttir speed could 1)0 ) slackened they da-hod over the prostrate forms of their opponents' . Mey- urs secured a dislocated shoulder and Ins wile a scalp wound as memi'iitocs of the uvenl. Hut the question of the bust lior.se remains unsettled. louii Item" . Jes Moines is going to invest in a law ; ind order league. Iowa Fulls improvements for the year uro figured at "iU.OOO. Charley Shearer , a Prairie Cilv farmer , shot himself into the kingdom comu hist- 1'uesilay. Frank Sheridan , of Audubon , toyed ivith a loaded shotgun and blew his miins out. The residence of 1) . X. Goodrloh , of Missouri Valley , was destroyed by tire Wednesday. Dubuijuo is troubled with able-bodied Doling men who wont work , anil who do- icnd on charity fora living. Many Hardin county farmers Jmnili- cuppcil the cholera by dinposing of their tog.brforo the disease appeared. The Chicago , Burlington & Qniney has liogun work again on the proposed cut-oil' from ( jlenwood to Council IJInll's. A large agricultural machinery manu factory Inn joeatfd at Kcoknk , r.nd will -rect largo buildings In the spring. lihhnp Perry , of the Ivjiiscopal church , md u Davenport dru.'rgi.sl arrested last ivcuk for felling whisky to tt minor. Marahtilltown druggists have agreed to | o out of the liquor business.Smile - , and , vinls : aiv now a drug in the market. The assessed valuation of Scott oomily , iclnding Davenport , is ! ji ! , ! l ) . ' , r.r . Tim a\cs will net $ | -.MObO.Bt } to Iho county. It takes "three looks and and ahoo'l" to ; et an eye opener iu Pus Moiiics just low. Thu police arc again raiding tlio ingwnmps , The Davenport glucose company dn- s-oml-annnal dividend of 0 tlared a - per ent last week , and has ffcO.OOO surplus in hu treasury. John Bowman , tt mule , about 37 years ) ld , left his ifieudii at Kddyvillo about thu 6th of .September , and has not K'IIICU icon heard of. Tlinii ) burglars broke jail at Mount 'lea-ant during tlm at sourc of tlit-olll- ! t-iM Ml tin' sh-'rifi' A , wall a j " o gathered in the chaso. ran down II housebreakers nnd marched thorn back jail. ( Jjkaloow improvements during tl pa t year fool up to over $313,000. Two ty-nino brick ami eleven frame building have been erected. Henry county lui < not had a saloon opt within its borders since the prohiblloi law went into oiTect. Kverybodv dou ? there that gets a drink does so on' the si ; The suit of Lee county agalnsl Davi Hlackbnrn. ox-treasurer , lias been settle by the payment of $3.000 by the surelii of ills bund. The amount of the defalcs ( iun was about ! ? . ' ( ) ,000. Carson complains of the discriminate freight rates of the railroads- , and cites a instance of it in the fact that it OIK-I iJ..S.1) per ton more to got coal haule there than to Council Blull's. Miss Lucy Martin , who was injured b being thrown from a horse at Glonwooi died Tuesday morning at ( ' o'clock. Sli had lieeii a school teacher in the towi for a mnnlior of years , and was higlil rcpeclcdbyall. An attempt was utndn to burn th Cedar Kapids skating rink Wcdnesda morning by placing n turpentine barn under tlio building , with a ( use rnnniii ; to the bung. The fnc had been lighted but had gone out when the lire reaehe the bung. _ DnlvOta. An electric light plant will be put tr nl Huron. Tim machinery for the lias mill n Ynnktou has been ordered. Two silver brick. * , aggregating " . "ill ounces , were shipped from tlio Iron mill last week. Five bricks worth $01,000 were' Iho rti suit of Iho run of tliu Homestake mine th first two weeks of December. Gov. Pierce lias adopted a rule that it all applications for pardon the purl. must set forth l > y nfliikivit that no mono ; has been used or promised to attorney or other persons to promote the effort and if any is used its exact amount am use must he stated. ( 'apt. Parshall , of the Hanson Advo cale , advis-es Dakota tanners lo go slov about giving tlio culture of tobacco alien tion , as he has experimented with it si : years and still buys all his tobacco. Hi says that unle.ss a man is thoroughly fa nnliar with its culture , lie had betier no fool with it. A meeting of farmers was held at Flan drau on the lilth to see if united actioi could bo had toward compelling llu Chicago , Milwaukee i % St. Paul railroai company to pay each man tlio award o : loss- caused by a prairie lire , set Uctoboi ! ) by sparks from Iho company's engines Several of the individual claims have al ready been presented , but tlio company refuses to give the matter attention. Thi amonnlof losses aggregate nearly ? 10,000 AVyomhifj. Cheyenne claims a population of 10,000 , , The proposed Union Pacific depot al Cheyenne will cost $75,000. Laramie claims lobe the cleanest ami livclii-.sl city in the territory. The Cheyenne Sim treated it readers on Christinas day to an illustration of the editor's stocking Illlcd with live adds , ll was loaded , and thus escaped quarantine. A cowboy named Barber attempted the carmine act with a revolver in Cheyenne , but it proved a flat failure. A score ot barkeepers caressed him witli their boots , and a policeman softened his bumps witli a billy and run him into the cooler. Tlio Peoples' Choice. Jilnlr We are strongly reminded of the "bat tle of tiie pigmies" when we observe the tireless , petty , spiteful , interminable war fare waged on Senator Van Wyck by some republican organs. They fear his popularity with thu people. Tlio people have no aesto grind , no consuming jeal ousy that Iho unassuming , plain , fearless old man from Otoo county will overtop some oilier statesman big in their own es timation , but who are mere muckworms measured on the record. Tlio people have watched the senator through every undaunted fight that ho has made on the lanil-grappers , the star route robbers , the cattle barons , and the usurpations of cor porations. Whercvrr there wus : an nbusu lo bu corrected , a wrong to be righted era a righteous mesiMiiv to be advocated , his voice lias been heard and his inlliicace has been fell. Can it bu denied that ho has originated and perfected some of our best national mcaiiiresy Is he not recog- ni/fil and adnntti-d to have uained a na tional reputation ? This is all true , ail admitted , except by a few whippi-rsiiapper.s and tlu-ir friends , tiie editors of railroad organs. Tills i.s Ihu very rea-on why iho people admire Van Wyok and desire to .sec him returned lo llie 10111(0. ( The editors aforesaid yell ivith alarm and chagrin every lime ho Uirns around to make some antagonist < nee/e with a tough dose of logic , or leads out in some new direction with the introduction of a new bill to benefit the ettlcr.s of the we-l. "Look out ! " say the pigmies , "ihe Iiypoi-ritu-al old demagogue s at his old tricks again , baiting the jrangess ; with some new device to cap. tire votes. lltad ; iiim oil'or ho will beat .omebody. " Well , their iiistinc-ls are correct. The 'Old man" has been under lire before n the nrm.in . the ; halls of congress in lie political round-tips of this stale and 10 has always pom rived to bury these 'somcbodii-s" or "nobodies" who are so jnsy "preparing HID corpse. " Wo don't vouch for other counties , but he voters of this count v entertain : i very varin regard for Van \Vyek. Hi.s efforts ire a matter of every day comment. They rill be largely a unit lor his return to tlio icnale. Wo know this to bo the ca. o in 5url county , and we bf.lievn tlio whole iCurjh Plalti ! is permeated by the same ; c-nlimont. Let tiie pigmies have their Sparks and tlin Imiid Kolibcr.s. SiidimVMcr. | / . hand Commissioner Sparks has been ho tnrgut of much severe critici-m on leconnt of his nilcsiup < indin < ; the issuing if patents in cerl.tiu sections of the conn- ry until malUtr.s could bo investigated. t may bo that the ardor Is too sweeping , IUL that some snoli precautionary metis- ire was necessary there is every reason o know. Trials ut tlio present term of lie U. S. dh.li let court at Omaha , of land olibers gives some indication a-i to the \U'iU to which fraudulent entries have icon reported to. Ono outfit look some evenly claims along the Frenehnitin , ilinhly and other tributaries of the upper topnblican , noun of which wrrogcmnni ) . ilo'sl ' of tlii'in were lakcn under as- nmed nanins , tliu gang employed for lie mirpo.-.o Liking the lal.se oath or tin ) paltry sum of live dollars. . 'hi * is but nno case , the connlcrpart of fhich can bo foniul all over the region rhoro largo stock men desire lo obtain a icrnmniiitt foothold along thu wnetr- ronU , insuring : mi ] > ! o range on Iho nd- oining lands' . No doubt many ln > m > * t ultlers who have faitlifuify tuflillod the aw will ha\u their imtrii'S suspended , wailing the slow process oj jnvosiigji- ion , hut idem H no danger ( if any snoh etHcr losing Ins land. And as he , in tlio iieanlimu cnjoj's tlio full po . - > i- lon , ami U thu rights of ownership except tim i 'ht to dispoju of tin ) hind , thu delay nil not work mnuh harm. In many u e < i itill even bu a bonolit. At. only lie land robbers are foiled as u nuull of lie comnii.sj-lom r's order , the honest sot- Icr gelling Iiis own in the end , Sparks tumid In- claim tnl r.ilhiT than f"U- > .mud. TIMELY TEMPERANCE TALIL > The Season Why n Nowspipcr Man Fro poses to Swear Off nt Now Ycaw , Sonic Very Practical 1'olnls Oic o ; tlio Hcst Tcinperanco I < eot iiros oT I ho Season. lleraM. 1 going to swear oil' Now Yoar's , said a iiewsj-i ) ] > ir ! man who does railroad and night police , as he dropped into otii of I'olter 1'almer's cushioned seats in tli rotunda , of the hotel. Of course there was a laugh. There always is a laugh nl a New Year's promise , and particularly that of a newspaper man. "No , boya , ' have got some ideas on this tippling , an I'm going lo give Yin to yon. It cither one of you will print Yin you're welcot to do it. Jly proprietor is a drinker hit self in a small \vsiy nnd ho might SHJ liad not ciigageil nic lo write temperar leettiros. lint I'll tell you what I've be thinking about ami everybody ought t think nt it. That's the cost. 'Now , 1' got too much sense lo lake up the te jieranoo racket from any sentiment. idea , nor will I prate about themorali * side of it. Leave that to tlio r.latfo cranks aiid blue ribbon idiots. Mystan point is one of imtetieality. What do tin- tippling habit cost ? I have beei. inodcratodrinker for twenty-live years. don't think ( lie habit is' growing ( me. I know I am in no danger ol th gutter or tramplmotl. My health is good my mind clear ami active , and , physical ly and mentally considered , my sesen or eight drinks a day or more on occasions seem to have done me no harm , lint I am damnably poor. " With tills the news- paner man stretched Iiis legs and looked at Iiis friends , who were all "his juniors. They hardly realised his poverty , oeeanso he was well dressed and known to best gentleman. "Fact , " ho said. "I am poor and in debt. Of course , you know the craft does not gel , princely incomes , but they get enough to save something from. 'J lie dilliciilly is not so much lack of in come as lack of prudence in handling it. Do you know what led me into this train of thought ? I'll tell you. 1 went into one of tlio best saloons the other morning to get a cocktail. 1 was a little shaky and needed it. I hail just Jr cents. 1 got my 10 cents change , and then leaned up against tiie rail and looked around. I saw pictures that were elegant. I saw mir rors reflecting and duplicating them. I saw the most imagniliccnt cut glass and silverware. I saw wood carv ings , marble tilings , gorgeous tapestries , superb frescoes , and speaking lo a young man present , tliu barman said that it had cost nearly $ iiiX ; ) ( ) to supply this om > place willi these gorgeous tilings. t looked for the proprietor. lie was not in just then , hut hi.s magnificent family sleigh stood outside. It bore lulled plumes and the horses wont banged tails nnd Kns-siaii arches of silver gongs. Tlio coachman wore a green coal willi great potmclal ili.sks tor buttons and a nugo sealskin cap that cost more than injne. And then , as Hooked , I began to think. I turned to tin * bar and said inwardly , Til put ni ) the other 10 cents and get a cocktail. The young man who made it attracted my attention. ' 11 was ono of four who were dealing out the brain poi son , lie was young , .strong , slalwurt. Hisdrc.s.s was immaculate , his linen faultless , Iiis hands soft and while ; his whole appearance suggested the fresh ness of early spring. In his polished shirt gleamed a gorgeous diamond. Upon his little linger bla/ed another. 1 looked at this chap , nnd I began to reflect that 1 spent my last 10 cents , and would bu compelled to borrow to see mo through tiie week. Then reflection went still further , andJ asked myself how " * > much of my poor salary went to keep up / " this style , and how much interest 1 had in those diamonds and furs and sleigh and bang-tailed liorsesy Then I lieiran to look at I lie profits of the business , and remem bered that there were sixty average drinks to the g'lllon of whisky , and tlntt the average bar whisky costs' & ] a gallon. Atr \ > cents a drink ( his diamond bcdiz- Kcncd gentleman behind the bar look in $1) ) for i-omotliing that eo.st ! } ( " , , lo say noth ing of addad water. And then I remem bered iiow tew of those gentlemen had oven a cent to spend on anything but Iheir selfish pleasures ; how they wore the finest of clothing , the costliest of under wear , silken and ciishnieru ; how tlaiir hlioes and boots cosl from sfm to ifiO a pair nnd how 1 had to tramp around with < oft palehcs , And Iho more 1 thought Ihi ! imiddcr I got , and 1 have made up my mind to leave no more of my money witli lieso gentlemen who live so easily and tiMirionsly , and whose gorgeous liveli- iiiod costs them not an hour's worry. Others may and will order drink's , no lonhi. lint from mi ! the saloons and their i-orgeoiis proprietors , have got their last loliar. lliat'is my liitle Christmas tern- terauce lecture. Try and profit by it. " G -o. rpnt : fircnt llfil'ninio DIs- * tiiimicm < > r witou- Hii ! l.Aim rlciml'Jno , din- "ll11 ' ' ' ' ' ' * 1 rlfol'l. * ' Clover lil < > Miiiij , etc. , eiillud BAN- rOlWh H.lniCAl , ( JIIIIK , for HID immudliitu rellof nnd jiiinniiiioiit euro of every / } t ioiin of Cutnrili , 1'ioin a v * \ hlilu ( Vilil In the Ik'iidtu Ixi.-s or Ktm.-ll , Tnsto nnd IleiirliiK , ( "oimli mid Ca- nrrnlinl Consumption. Complnto tri-tiiiniiiit , 'Oiii-lMini , ' of unu lintllo KiKlliml C'urii , onu boK 'ntiii-rliul Solvent , nnd onu linpiovnil liiliulor. n nun PM.-XIIKO. limy now l > < > Mini tit iilldniifffisu 'or SI.'H ) . AhK for HAM-OUII'S K.MIICAI. Cimu , loinpleto Inhaler with Treatment , $1 $ , ' "J'iie only iili elute tpcclllo wo know ol' . " Moil. Tlmiv. " 'I'lic heM wo Imvn lutitnl In n Ill'o- line of fiiilli-i liij.- Illuv. Dr. W'IJJHIJIH , Iliiulon. 'Alti'i- ' Inn ; , ' Mi-ilfrvlo with cnlui rii Iho Itnilluul 'uro linseoniiuired. . " [ llov. H. W. Monroe , , i'w.l | > m-j.'li , I > n , "I l.uvr nut I on ml u i.-iii-f ) Unit t diil iMtreliuvont DIH-U. " LAmliuw I.oo , Man liriirr. .Mtu-s , D ! I or IM-II j ; a nd f ! | i iiilciil Co. , IloHtou , "I MYSELF MUST GIVE UP cuir j not liu.iiiliN IIHIII.I aclio nil ovnruiid lotliln : ; I try iluui inn miHood. . " llnuliiicliu c.ik.i'ij , I'ti.'riuu inilm , J rf ireniMs , l.uirixui'ts , IlucUntf mi tU , I'lenrUy mid uiii-Kt piilns cm-oil uy luit ni-u , iHU'linil unit tioriint nnlldolo to | iiln III ! llltlllltllllliin ill" CWICUIIA A.NTI-I'.U.N l'I.A < in. : Ili-ut'i iii'ly ' iidaplod to ludlnn by rohtiMiK is uol.c.itu . i i > r mill ( -iiilo im.'dii'lmil qua it in ir n i > - , : ; . ' . .iihn ; tiiifl. . Miuli-il lioo , 1'uticr ini" IIIK ! CliMni.nl ( V . non. . MM K MMBURG - AMERICANA A niimcT UNI : i'on isglaml , Francs & Germany. 'Jlio bK-uiiisiiipa ol \\iillluiu\vnlliiuani.ill I nun , In walur luriu coiiiiiiu-nut'iiu , nnd ru < imiiMiril ivnn uvei\iii.ix- ; iniiuu iliu inii-.u u utli witu uiiJ UKiociiiile. 'J'liny curry Iho IJiuloJ nut bund l iiroiieiin iiiiiliH.ninl iKnvoNeir Vork hui'Mtuyaanil binunliiya lor riymn.iih II.ON. lO.N ) , Cliurbuiiif.O'AIII.Siind II.MIIIWIll. . ItniUd 1'u-kt i-ttbiJi , itK-IW. ) btvumuu t" Now ori. Man and Beast. Mustang Liniment is older than most men , and used more and more every year.