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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , SATURDAY , JANUARY 30 , 188G.
/THE DAILY BEE. OMAHA. OFricKVo.lU4 AXW IMG FAUX AM ST NEW YOHK OFFICE , llooMfi5TiiintiNBlirnj > iNO OrncE , No. 613 FOUKTF.EMH ST. 'litsl nvcry mornlnrMC"it | Snmlny. * f ho Only Stoiitlny morning ] m | > cr published in tuo ctnto. TFiwt9 nr MAILS One Yt-nr ( IdnOTliren Months . $2.fiO eixMonths. . . . . 5.00 Ono .Month . 1.03 TUB Wf.EKi.v Ilr.E , Published I'.vrry Wednesday. TKIIVI ? , POSTPAID : Ono Yrnr , with premium . . . , . . , $2.00 OnpYonr , without 111 pmlum . 1.23 Bit Month' , without promlnm . . . . . 75 One Month , on trial . . . . 10 All rominllnlcnllonq rclntlnc to news nml oJI- torlnlronttPr * "lioulil bo mldrt'SScd to tlio Km- ton ui MIK lir.K. All b lines * Ml crsntnl rpinlttnnccq should ho lmdic etl to IIIK mr. I'uw.isiii.vo COMI-ANV , OMAilA. Drnftw. checks nml | > stolllc-o orders to bo mrnlo pnynblo to tlio order of the cotnpiui ) * . HE m puBiismxGlipJiiy , PBOPBIEIOBS , K HOSEWATKH. KotTOtt. St'llVKYOH ( iKNIMlAI. GAIIUNI'.ll Is still in tlio stuUtlc , with both fcut in thu stir rups. | SAM JONKS' next place of nttuck is Chicago. Ho will ilnil it the wickuilcst city that lie has yet vlsHeil. Isst-r.CTOU HOIIINSON is lianh-il over the coals in a lively way by tlio Herald be cause ho hasn't whitewashed Postmaster Morgan. Ir this retiring epidemic keeps tip thcro will bo but very few active politicians left in Nebraska. Hut so far they don't keep retired. They continue to bob up | ) criodleally. Tun Missouri valley is warned to look out for a big Juno rise in the river. As Juno is five months away , everybody on the bottoms wilt have ample tiiuo to get out their overshoes and waterproofs. SNOW , storm , sleet and sun seem to have no inllueneo in stopping the pro- cress of Omaha real estate transfers. They keep piling up with unprecedented rapidity without regard to wind or weather. THK Now York port health officer , so far as salary is concerned , is "a btirger inan than old Cleveland. " His income from the foes of his olllco amount to nearly $70,000 a year. Wo should say ho has a very healthy berth. Tun experiment of clearing away snow drifts by ivjcans of natural gas has been very successful at Tittsburg. It ought to bo tried in Nebraska by our railroads. They can got tltoir feupply of natural gas from the railway commission. "NASTY vagabonds of the slaughter hotibc brandis / the chaste allusion which lr. Miller makes to his demo cratic friends who are supposed to bo in Bomo mysterious way connected with Fo&tofiico Inspector Robinson. is down on the Poles. Ho proposes to evict all the Polish inhabi tants from Prussian Poland , to purchase the lands , and to settle thorn with Ger- limns. No doubt Salisbury would try the Runic plan with Ireland if he dared. THU beauties of being a federal sOup dispenser are well illustrated in the case of Postmaster Harrity , of Philadelphia , who has become so worn out with appli cants for ofllco that he has shut his door on them except for four hours on one 'flay ' of the week. THE federal ofllcials in Utah are a BUpcrflno virtuous lot. They trapped the trappers some week ago where the city marshal had put up a job to inveigle them into resorts of questionable charac ter , and now have two Mormon olliecrs under arrest for attempting to bribe a deputy U. S. marshal. "We want no American aristocracy , " remarked Congressman Reagan in a speech opposing the extension of the naval retired list. As General Reagan comet , from a country where military titles are as frequent as "tho flowers that bloom in the spring , tra-la-la , " this re mark reads like a vicious , back-handed slap at the hereditary privileges of the southern gentry. THAT the mad dog crn/.o is accomplish ing fiomo good is shown by the fact that the Newark , N. J. , authorities , to gratify the people who are cra/y on the subject of hydrophobia , are drowning dogs at the rate of 100 a day. Ten thousand worthless Omaha curs could bo drowned in the Missouri , and they never would be missed. It is hoped that the mad-dog craze will strike this city if for no other purpose than to cause the whol csalo de struction of canines. They are no good on earth. A TKADK journal calls upon the iron ago to beware and warns it that the papoi ago is upon it. Paper timbers and paper flooring is now competing with wood in house building. Paper collars and shirl fronts have knocked down the price oi laundrying. Paper car wheels are run ning upon the railroads. Paper barrel * and tea caddies hold the grocers' wares , While paper handkerchiefs and napkins from the land of the Mikado are coininjj into fashion , and jostling the linen on the shelves of tlio dry goods dealer , < Tin : tendency ot the decisions of the courts towards a closer restriction of cor porate license is one of the noticeable signs of the times , Tor years the tide sol in strongly to the advantage of the cor porations who boasted that they paid foi their law by the year and controller Judges and juries by methods best known to themselves. 1'ublio sentiment is i mighty lover. The cflorts of the press have foouscd it upon the bench by hold ing up the boasts of the eorniwln'1 ; " * " , j BOUus and tin * : rricuiuutlon9 of the stock jobbers anil thimble-riggers ofVal street. In states where the judiciary is elective a wholesome fear of popular dis i favor lias been powerful in contradicting corporate influences. Within five yean ilio , courts of Now York , Ohio , Illinois , Umj other states which might bo named Imv.o been rescued from the hands of tin monopolists. Even the supreme court the last' bulwark of delay and the Una liopu of the Goulds , Sages and Dillons has changed its attitude , Public senti input , expressed in caucus and conyon tion , spread broadcast through the pros : u\\\ ] \ \ heard in no low tones in- the forum has done its work , The Nebraska Rnllrontl Itoom , Nebraska's railroad boom for 1880 promises to eclipse everything since the race for supremacy between the Union Pacific and ilfi competitors for the right of way wo t of the hundredth meridian. The Hurlington take ? the load in plant ing railroad tracks over the Nebraska prairie. Contracts for branches and ex tensions of its system in Nebraska aggre gating 297 miles have already been let. The most important of these are the Grand island extension into the northwest and the short line between Omaha and Lincoln 'by way of Ashland. The Chicago & Northwestern , which is already within ninety miles of the Wyoming line , has lot the contract for n hundred miles of extcti'iou in the northwest , and is retaliating against the IJurlington's in vasion of its territory by extending branches into the south Platte country , The Union Pacific is forced in telf de fense to depart from its shortsighted policy of abandoning the rich and grow ing region near at homo for the sagebrush brush and alkali deserts in the territories. Its management has made heavy pur chases of material whioh indicate that it will not bo a silent spectator of the occupation of Its Ne braska territory by its rivals. Last , but not least , the Missouri Paclllo is quietly getting ready for invading north eastern Nebraska with n possible branch up the Klkhorn. It looks now as if the raihoad boom of 1880 would gridiron Nebraska with more railroads to the pop ulation than Indiana or Ohio can boast of. Si\ hundred miles of railroad will cer tainly lo ) built in Nebraska this year and the footing may reach a thousand. This means u circulation of a good deal of money in this state during the present year among our people. It is safe to say that every mile of road built will cause an expenditure of not less than i5,000 for labor , or fully $3,000.000 , , not counting the money paid for right of way , sta tions , etc. The outlook for a prosperous year is almost assured from the extent of the railroad boom alone. No Half-Wily "Work. The council lias .decided to build the Sixteenth street viaduct and made pro visions by ordinance under which that structure will probably bo erected during the present year. Tin. * action settles per manently the future of that street. It as sures Its importance as next to Farnam tlio best avenue for retail business In the city. As soon as the viaduct is complet ed it will be the great thoroughfare north and south into and through the city from tlio country and the shortest road to the stockyards and South Omaha. Tor more than half its length it is already lined with mercantile houses. Its grade for the most part is completed. Less work remains to bo done on it than on any of our other thoroughfares in order to com plete its public improvements. The council should at once take stops to make such a change in the grade of Sixteenth stcoet as will render that portion tion between Howard street and the point where the viaduct is to begin available for business purposes. The present grade as established makes a cut of ten feet at Harnoy and practically levels the street from Farnam to Howard. From Howard to a point beyond Jackson there is a deep hollow which it is not proposed to level. This is a serious mistake. It should be so changed as. to make the rise gradual and easy from Howard to the ridge. To do this it will be necessary to still further deepen the cut at Jones street and fill Jackson street. The city engineer should not bo hampered by any individual influ ences of property owners who object-to a radical change in grade. Tlio trouble in Omaha heretofore has been that grades have been established more to satisfy in dividual wants than the future interests of the city. Farnam street is a fair sam ple. Tlio engineer desired to begin the cut at Fifteenth street and rise gradually. Influence was brought to bear to have the cut begun at Sixteenth street instead , and the result is that the street is not what it should bo. If the grade of Far- nnm street had been properly established at the outset , both tlio individual property owners and the city at largo would now bo better satisfied than they are to-day So far as the change in the grade of Six teenth street is concerned , wo understand that the property owners affected are pre pared to waive damages. The only cost to the city is likely to bo the increased fill at Jackson. When the improvement is completed Omaha will have a great north and south thoroughfare , practically level , and available for business throughout the entire length. It Is time that halfway measures in making needed public improvements should stop. The policy of the city in the past , where radical changes of grade were concerned , has been to cut the dog's tail ofl'by inches. It is a mistaken policy , and a costly one. In the fong run it is moro expensive to nil concerned than a prompt and effectual treatment of the problem from the start. WiiKTHEiiMr.Tilden's letter to Speaker Carlisle influenced the secretary of war or not , Secretary Kndicott's communica tion to tlto senate on the subject of ap propriations for coast defenses is u "staggerer" in its wide reaching plans for protecting our seaboard from foreign attack. It recommends the expenditure of § 127,000,000 on forts , batteries , guns and torpedo service , Tlio list of places which the board decides to be In the most immediate need of fortifications or other defenses arc cloven in number , to wit : Now York , San Francisco , Boston , the lake ports , Hampton Roads , Now Orleans , Philadelphia , Washington , Uallimoro , Portland , Maine , and the Rhode Island ports In Narraganset bay. Now York , the board nflirms , must bo fortified at both entrances in the most thorough manner with turrets , armoured casements , barbette batteries and mortar bat teries. Sub-marine luiuiw j' 'jj Jonu ft part ot the system. Eighteen torpedo boats are recommended for harbor ser vice , and the armament proposed in cludes eighteen 110-ton guns of 10-inch calibre , two 80-ton guns of 11-inch , forty 00-ton guns of 12-inch , twenty 27-ton guns of 10-inch , and fifteen 18-ton guns of 8- inch calibre all breech-loading rilles , . In addition to these , lit 12-inch rilled mortars are recommended , The amount seems enormous , but it will bo spread out , if appropriated , over a number of years. As matters now are the United States has no sea-coast defenses , and the mouoy recommended would be expended in bulldlug the system from the bottom up. The damage which could bo done to New York alone in iU present defence- lcs condition woulil fool up a total far beyond the sum asked to place nil our seaports in n state of adequate defense. he new Pacific mllrond bill teportcd by tlio senate judiciary committee extends the time for paying the debt In equal installments ocr eighty Instead ot sixty years nnd places all the lines owned by the companies under the Rovermiicnt lien. A law containing this provision In regard to the lines not subsidized would checkmate the move of the Pacific rail load companies to uvrulc tliolr obligations to the government and people ot the United States. It h almost too much to hope that the present coupross will be fice enough fiom the power of monopoly to pass such a law. JVilliM ) ? irt JJewrtJ. The Ilccord is mistaken if it imagines that Mr. Hoar's Paellie railroad bill is an anti-monopoly measure. It was drafted in the interest of tiio roads supervised by their attorneys anil will ho supported by the entire lobby at Washington. Its aim is to legalise all the robberies of the past twenty years whioh have wrecked thc'-o great corporate trusts and squandered the millions of the nation's bounty. ly $ its passage the robberies of the Credit Mobclior gang , the frauds of the Dillon regime and tlio bold-faced robberies of the Gould period would bo legali/.ed. The government is now about to make public its investigations into the condi tion of the books of the company. Start ling disclosures may bo expected and suits for recovery will probably bo insti tuted ngniust the disreputable gang of cormorants who fed for years upon the funds wrung bv extortion from the people ple of the west or nianutaeturcd in deli- ance of nil law by a reckless system of stock watering. Mr. Hoar's bill can very profitably bo deferred until the law de partment of the government makes its report. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Tin : UIK Is ad\ Ned to lostrain Its enthusi asm. Secietary Lamnr is a very much larger man than Mr. Sp.nks. Walt and see If ho Isn't. llcmltl. In this democratic skating carnival the Uin is only an interested spectator. It is content tostani at a safw elevation and watcli tlio falls and enjoy the fun. No body pretends that Secretary Lamnr isn't a bigger man in every way than Commis sioner Sparks , but he is the kind of a cabinet ollicor who usually sustains the heads of bureaus when ho knows them to bo sound on thogooso Mit. St'AitKS must bo a slaughter house democrat , judging by the way ho quotes from Gardner , Morton & Co. Other Imii < ln Thnii Ours. The echoes of the tory defeat arc still ringing in England and the eyes of all parties are turned upon Mr. Gladstone , who is looked upon as the only leader capable of taking the helm of anew min istry. Lord llarlington has been sug gested as a possible premier with a coali tion ministry formed of tlio whigs and tories at his back. Such a cabinet could not remain in olllco a week. The same influences which defeated Lord Salis bury's ministry would bo operative to overturn its successor. It is Gladstone or an appeal to the country with the expensive - pensive consequences of another election and the doubtful re sults of a campaign on un formed issues. It is unfortunate in homo respects for the tories that they wore overthrown on an issu entirely foreign to the Irish question. It was not allowed to meet its fate on an appeal to national sentiment for the maintenance of the union. On the contrary the issue shrewdly chosen was that of Mr. Coil- ing's motion amending tlio address in re ply to the speech from the throne , re gretting that the queen had made no reference to the condition of the agri cultural laborers and urging a considora- of the subject of allotments of land to the laborers. To have fallen in opposing such a motion puts the tories at a scriouv disadvantage in the next and probably not distant general election , for tlio newly enfranchised voters , some 2,000,000 in number , arc to a largo extent directly interested in Mr. Colling's somewhat visionary scheme. The tension , which is as yctunrelaxcd , can only bo relieved by tlio formation of a new min istry under liberal auspices and strongly supported by the pledges ot Purnoll and his following. 15ut oven if such a ministry is formed , its. tenure of oflice must necessarily bo precarious. Mr. Gladstone's ability to crown his career by securing a measure of legisla tive independence for Ireland depends upon his ability to steer between the Scylla. of Whig opposition and the Cliarybdis of Parnollilo demands. For any policy that shall bo accepted by the Parnollitcs ho can probably count upon a working majority. A small defection of whigs will bo about balanced by an equal defection of liberal minded tories. lie can certainly count upon u majority of fifty or more for any policy which , on tlfo one hand , docs not PCCHI to sur render too much of the imperial author ity , and , on the other , does not fall short of that upon which the Irish leaders are determined , As neither Mr. Gladstone himself nor Mr. Parnoll , with his follow ers , has formulated a distinct plan , the situation is wholly undetermined. The key to it rests in the demands which Mr. Parnoll is prepared to make and Mr. Gladstone to concede , \ Greece lias yielded to the demands of the six great powers enforced by the threat of a naval demonstration against Athens and announces to the world that she will not at present force hostilities with Turkey , Her claim for territory at the expense of Turkey will therefore rest in abeyance for the present , but it will certainly not bo allowed to long sink out of sight. The Greek claim is for the whole ot Epirtis , including the port of Avlona , and as far north as Apses , mak ing the boundary on the north slioro of Lake Ochris and along northern Macedo nia proper , leaving the remainder of Tm-Jush torritoi-y u , j- mud between Sorvia and liulgarla. This territory was distinctly granted to Greece by the treaty of Berlin and by Ilio vote of July 3 , 18SO , signed by all the powers , It was accepted promptly by the Greek government. But Turkey rejected it , and stubbornly refused to yield except to force. This the powers did not apply , and the result was renewed war prepara tions by Greece and a fresh conference , held this time at Constantinople A now boundary , enclosing only two-thirds of the former award , was finally agreed upon , accepted by Turkey and unwil lingly ratified by Greece , whoso prime minister said in Ids note of formal no- coptaucoi "Greece believes it to bp neither a dignified nor an honora.bla pro ceeding du her part toward children on the other side of the no v boundary , and whose rights Ettropq solemnly acknowl edged at Berlin , and tha | repeatedly con firmed , to loavc them , to their fato. " Sooner or later , when thf Christian sub jects of the Turk tire apportioned among the various Balkan principalities and their neighbors , the cniin ) of Greece for the hind formerly belonging to her and now peopled uy the .tirugk race will bo acknowledged by Euiope , A Bismarck's control o cr the present parliament seem ? complete. Debates in 'tho bundcsrath iluriifg tfio week ovurthu expulsions of the Polc.s and llio deter mination of the government to Germani/o the Polish province' ' ended In n victory for the fhanccllor. In the lower house of the landtag the national liberal' , con servatives and free conservatives , intro duced u resolution expressing satisfac tion at the passage in the speech from the throne promising measures for the protection of German interests in East Prussia , ami alllrming that the landtag is ready to vote the necci ary funds to Im prove state schools and piomolo colonial settlements. The chancellor is using his best clients to force the disarmament of Servln and Grccco and to fortify Prince Alexander's position In Bulgaria. . * * The logical results of the Monroe doctrine will ultimately force the United States to control the Central American isthmus commercially as ucll as polit ically. Tlio presence of tlio American minister to the Central American stales in Washington , and his frequent confer ences with Secretary Bayard , develops the fact that thi'ro is > trouble brewing with refereiict ) to the Nicaragua ennui project. Tlirco of tlio Central American republics ( lautcmtila , Honduras , and Salvador have concluded treaties look ing to uniting the live states into one , and are bringing a pressure to bear upon Costa Rica and Nicaragua to secure their assent to Ilio scheme. Information from a reliable source shows that the French interested in the Panama canal arc at the bottom of this movement. Do Lot scps is pretty well convinced that hi canal ' eheine is a fail ure , and therefore is working to seal up the Nicaragua route ngainst the United States , hoping that it will aid him in the future to dispose of his nndei taking to , ome American company formed under the auspices of the United States govern- nmnt. Secretary Bayard lias been , and still is , opposed to the Nicaragua canal , but ho is wise enough to perceive that if he allows the French to acquire , directly or indirectly , control of that route , the country will hold him and his party to a severe accounting. Mr. JIall will there by go back to Central America with in structions to prevchl Nicaragua from joining the confederacy , , and to assure her government that llije United States will come to her asslltanoc in case of any hostile demonstrations against her ter . * > ritory. wfl Germany is stejitlil pushing her colonial policy regardlessof , rivals. Her colonial possessions in southwestern Africa have lately helm largely increased by treaties onteredMntd by the empire with several powcrful tribes inhabiting ( the region between Ui . grange river and Cape Frio , tlio most unnnihont of which are the Mahercros and ( ho Red People , who-.o jurisdiction reaches far into tlio Kalahari desert. By the terms of the treaties the tribes are to receive tlio friendship and protection of Germany , and in turn promise to promote all Ger man enterprises to the best of tliolr ability. By her compromise with Franco Germany renounces her su/.erainty over the country bought by llerr Collin from Stuttgart along the Dabroka river , re serving the private rights of the latter. In exchange Franco acknowledges Ger many's rights to the Toga Land , inclusive of Little Pope , but exclusive of Great Pope , and to Bntang.i or Southern Cameroon down to the Del Campo river. * \ The German government now disavows any purpose of taking possession of the Sanioan islands. The German chancellor has thus placed himsclt in a position from which he can cither advance or re treat , as circumstances seem to warrant. Tlio German explanation is that the Gorman authorities had only taken nec essary action to prevent King Malietoa from carrying out a purpose to withdraw the guarantees ho hud given to protect Gorman interests in the islands. This is a view of tlio case which neither England nor the United States can quarrel with. All nations protect the interests of their citizens in foreign landti. It depends upon circumstances whether or not those interests can bo protected without direct ing the afl'airs of tlio Jtttlo government whoso territory is coveted. V The establishment , in Japan , of a gov ernment on a constitutional basis appa rently modeled after that of the United States and that of Great Britain , was not needed to convince tlio world of the prog ress made by the Japanese , but is a satis factory evidence of the fact that this re markable nation is making oven greater strides in the direction of self-develop ment than had been believed possible. No light considerations are needed to in duce a nation like ( lie Japanese to aban don every tradition of their history and enter upon what a largo proportion of their population must regard as a risky experiment , and the nicr.o fact that the experiment is tried IB , of itself , convinc ing proof that the ] > cope ] of Japan are entirely worthy of any kind of govern ment they may see fit to ildopt. P13II SON AJjlTl KS. The sliah of Persia whiles poetry , hut ho does not have to go aiouiil | bogging cdltoisto ' publish it. t j' John L. Sullivan Isjakuockulist , but the chuses ho handles are tyrw \ mouth , not lor the eyes , i Miss Susan B , Anllioily hits been In Wash ington several days , -but the picshlont has not ) ot Invited her logo sleighing \\ith him. The Now York Herald , in a head-lino , savs "Bnrko challenges Boldly. " Wo thought Binke had challenged Sullivan.Vlio Is Boldly ? Wo notice that Mrs Kahout , of New Yotk , nailer indictment for arson , has been set ficc. Pcihapssho was In kahout with the distiict nttoinoy. Thomas Bailey Atdrlch , editor of the At lantic Monthly , wears a sack coat and Derby hat , nml is said to look more like a politician than a litemry man. It Is now said that Lord Wolscleywlll hang his Gorman order of the lied Kaglo seas as to conceal , If possible , Ids Soudanese Order of the Black Bye. Edmund Russell , of New York-Is the new npostlo of ajstijetlcisui In this country. Ho wears solilcn curls mid smashes bogus pot tery \ \ Ith a slUcr hammer. Susan B. Anthony doc n't sknte , but If she cannot send congress mltllng down a tobog gan slldo like a streak of greased lightning down n liberty pole , she Is not the joyous joting creature her ft lends lake her to be. Christine Nllsson's determination to bid the Americans a fond S * > farewell once ngaln Is about what might \\n\o \ \ been expected con- shlcilug the fact that Kmopcaii audiences took loiue ot her some time ago. Senator Ramsey of Minnesota , several jcnrs ago gave his wife the choice between a block lot In Minneapolis or a nice now bon net. Disregarding the traditions ot her sex she took the lot and recently sold It tor § 00,000. i'ho ptcscnt value of the hat she haa In mind at the time Is not known. Must Do Lnmll Citizen. Kiiuim Abbott ca\s : "It Is mycirod that a womnii can weigh what she wants to , " and CNncilcnce teaches us that women genoially does ha\c her own wav. Dlssatlsllcd Congressmen. n"ciK.Miiou ( ; ( nitiMlcli , Among many of the lueiubeis there Is a groulng disposition to hojcott the house icstamaut on account of the smallncss of the dilnks which me sctvcd , It Mlfjlit Apply to Otualin. C/ifcfKi > Juwiml. It Is a fact that some of the woislahtcr- ineii In our common council are piofesslonal saloon-keeper * , and It Is also a fact that the worst saloons hi town are those kept by nhlcinicn. _ Don't Do It. Talmaof. Don't meet clandestinely at the corner of the stieet or the skating-ilnk. Don't use teims of cndcaimcnt in Ictteis that joii should not. That young lady Is on the voige ot pel 11 whoqctsa letter sliodare not show her patents. AH Olil l-'oKy. linuMun Ilitylc. A dogged and uucompiomlslng old fogy Is the United States senate In all matters affectIng - Ing its precedents or pcitalnlng to its alleged dignity. Along time nxo It got stuck In the mud on the question of open executive ses sions and has ever since Indignantly ic- sullied any moposal to pull it out. There IH Mttlc Doubt. KititmiflcM ( AVJj. ) Monitor. The taking of evidence ill Ilio libel suit of J. M. llonman against 1 > n cwater Is now in piogioss at Lincoln , and fiom the evidence so far adduced tlieie is little doubt that Mr. Hoffman will ha\o the costs of thctiial to pay. Swelling Around In tlio Senate Cham ber. Kac Yoil. lloiW. The two bicvct senators fiom the alleged state of Dakota have been accorded by a paity vote the privilege ol p.icing the senate lloornsaconttesy. This coulei * no salary , but the chance of being cousti ned into a sen ator by confiding lobbyists is said to have a charm lor adventitious statesmen liom the far west. Bantam. Ifcw Ynil ; JOKI nut. Had Byron lived to-day he would not have said ! "Tls Gieece , but living ( Jrecco no nioic. " Uicece may only DO a little fnilhing candle In compnilson with the big gasaliers nnd'kcioscne oil lampol Km ope but she lights up well , and may precipitate a bla/e which continental I'ue engines might find it haul to extinguish. What Arc JJoaiis ? IVeii > I'mllctattl. / . A vciy impotlant question has hcou settled by the United Slates couit. Tlio point at Issue was the status of beans Classified as gaidcn seeds , a duty ol twenty per cent was Imposed ; rcgaided as vegetables , a duty of ten percent was demanded. The jiuy de cided that they aie simply "new plants" and should be admitted lice ol duty. The people of Boston will probably hold a mass meeting in Faticuil hall to eclebiale the event. Timidity A Hindoo Talc. Joel licnton. A silly mouse , thinking each tiling a cat , Fell Into helpless \\ouiiueiit theie.U ; But , noticed by a wi'/aid living near , Was turned into a cat to otul its tear. No sooner was the tiausformatlou done , Than dieadlnl tei tor ol a dog begun. Now , when the. wi/aid saw this latest tin oe , "llete , ho a dog , " said he , "and end your woe. " But , thoii a dog. its soul had no iclcase , For 1'oar some tiger might dlstmb Its peace. Into a tiger nexl the beast was made ; And still 'twas pitiful ami soio atiuld. Because the huntsman might , some ill-.stancd day , Happen along and take its life away. "Then , " said the vv l/atd , turning to his house. "Von haven mouse's licait now be a mouse. 'Tls so with men : no earthly help or power Can add one atom to their cuitlily power ; Them liom their mnallncw nothing can aiouse No art can make a lion from a mouc. STATE AND TISIUUTOIIY. Nebraska .Jottings. Sherman county's expanses for the present year are estimated at $2 ,000. Of this amount $12,000 goes for interest on the bonded debt. Kighteon cars of cattle and eleven cars of hogs wore shipped from Hartington last week. The town is coming to the front as a stock market. Joseph Mikoljacok , a fresh young horsethief , was run in at Ord , Valley county , Tuesday. Ho holl'inanl/.cil a neighbor's nag and failed to account for the proceeds. A Jnniata corn husker sei.t 75 cents to an eastern firm for a receipt to make $100 a month without work. The answer was neatly printed and contained these words : ' 'Fish for suckers with our bait. " The pet Jor oy cow of a Fillmore county farmer drifted with tlio storms of last week , but was foiinu four days after snugly tucked away in tlio hollow of n corn stalk which had been overturned by the wind Grand Island has decided that gas Is just the thing for tlio town. Albert S. Maxwell submitted a proposition to the city council , winch was accepted , to build first-class works , with capacity suiliclent for a city of 15,000 iicoplo. Private consumers are to bo charged $3.50 per 1,000 feet and the city is to pay $ ' , ' .50 per month for each gas lamp , The council wisely refused to grant tin ox- ? ! ' . : : ! .70 rviiCS5. : & * \Y"0 l i-yes jo Lo gin work as soon as tlio host is out of the ground , Wyoming , There are 1,600 Indians on reservations in the territory. The town of Buffalo proposes to tax Chinese laundries $100 per month. John Roberts turned loose on Alex. Callaway in Cheyenne , Wednesday , and shot away his heel and put a bullet through his arm , There was a colored woman in the fracas. Evanston boasts of a heroine , the 12- year-old daughter of a ranchman near town. She was left alone with three younger children , tlio parents being called to town , and becoming lonesome , decided to go to a neighbor's house three miles nw y , The snow was deep and heavy , but she managed to get tlio httlu ones within u mile of the luiuso , when they lay down exhausted , Taking oil' her clo.tk , shawl nn.il , dross .she luekcd them together In a snow bank and ran ahead for help. She was successful , but on retnrninpr to the cot In the snow one of the children was dead and the other two nearly so. They were promptly cared for. however , and their lives saved. lhe ! heroine of the tramp had her faOc , neck and hands badly frorcn. Tlio Pnclllo Const. Tlio Nevada state prison cost $10,081.00 to maintain during 188 , " ) , The Nevada militia cost the state $ otl-tSO for armory rent during 1 35. Stock In Arizona has not suffered , nor is it likely to sull'or from severe storms , The as-ies cd valuation of the Central Pacilie Itailioad company's properly in Nuvada In 188.1 was $0,41,100.0. , ! ! A revivalist in Sacramento publicly an nounced that llto city was mortgaged to the devil The natives promptly fore closed on his contribution bov. A supposed artesian well at Santa Rosa , which was struck nt tlio depth of forty I cot , proved to derive its abundant How from the city water company's reservoir. That well has been corked up. Official reports nmko the moan average height of Montana above the sea 51,1)01) ) ) feet ; that of Nevada 5,000 ; of Now Mexi co ftIWl ) ; and of Colorado 7,000. Grns-dioppers In myriads have hatched out along the Mokelumuo river. They are nol larger than liens , but the cold weather Ims'iitit Imtl tlio anticipated I ef fect of killing them oil' . Ono of the now leads recently dis covered in Sacnnncntn dNiriot , south east of Kyo Patch , Nevada , has boon named "Senator Bock. " In honor of Ihu gieat Kentucky champion , vvhlln another lead 1ms been called "Senator KvarU. " tlio Name. Oh , the wonder a w'eddlugatouses In ( lie minds oCtho female sov ! They niu rm Ions , they are tiulou.-i , At details that them peiplev ; And In mote than a huiidicd houses , \Vhcic there lives a dame or maid , Tliouah they may not know either belle or beau. They ate talking just tlio same. And the end of the consultation On tlioliiid.il pair \\ill bo mat they all must go to the chinch , you know , And the ex-lemony see. If the mall bag bi ings them no invitation , "O , 'twas ' sent but It never came , " 'ilicy will siy , to you , and they'll take a pew And they'll sec It just the same. And fordavsand for days thereafter , They will loin : at the table sit , And v\ \ ill eat and drink and will nod and while As thej constantly talk ol II. They ale pionf against all Immhtcr That is meant thcii fault to shame , And they would not stop , If their tongues jon'd lop , For they 'd vviitc It just the same. JIOM2Y FOU Till ; LiADIKS. The new lace apionsaie exQiilsltc and ex pensive. .letseys have the high collar and cuffs of m\inljout : \ chenille. Sonic ot the new hinges me tipped with setiuins and eats eyes. Double mull.s , one lot1 each bandaro found in the ends ol the mantles. The latest Oaibaiism Is the adoiument of bonnets vv ith sky laiks. What nest' ' Plush chemisettes gatheied at tlm waist aie fastened vv ith beads ol the same .shade. A man about tob'nild a lionso advettlses forpioposals.Vh > don't the gills tiy tnat plan'.1 Overshoes oiipht to be worn by eveiybody to insuie health in our iadlc.il ch.uigcs of tcmiK'iatiue. Lisle tluead and silk gloves aie shown with a fleece lining , makiui ; them dcshablo lor winter wear. Some Washington belles have inidcilaken fo making society women winy canes with hammeied silver heads. Dellralely tinted giayfeafhei fans In a varietv ot loims aie tavoiites , haimonl/.lug with almost any toilette. Bonnets of all shades of led , fiom the daik- esl to the most biilliant , lelleved b } jet beads and ornaments are much vvoin. The principal diireiem-n between a woman and an nmbiella is--vvell , sometimes you can shut up an umhiclla. say.s the poet Kiggs. A Washington mail-milliner pit-diets that in a few vt'.irs tlio diess ot fashionable women u ill IHS unite like that of fashionable men. Panels and soaifs with ends to cot respond aie to lie found in faille Kraiiealse with satin and plush snipes. They aie In all the even ing shades. The waists of mounting die.sses aie made to imitate a gentleman's coat , abilghteolmed mateilal being set in vustwlso vvlimo the shut would be. Black , while or leddlsh-tintcd faces are woin over coloied undi-idresses A variety ol toilettes may thus be aiiatigcd at compara tive ! ) little expense. Kutloiis me ol gieat si/oandare used for liimmiiig without any laKou d'etic. Thcio excessive Use will piobably cause the fuucy tor them ( o be shoil lived. They say the latest In wateiproofs is small with a rubber lining , but which is so flight that it falls In as giarelul folds as though the silk weie the only matfiinl used. This season ban not piodnccd anything piutller thuii lace muffs , which aie canted at ilieicceptlons mid have iialmal flowers fas tened to them by a gold 01 other ornamental pin. Boncln Jersey cloth Is a novelty. The sm- face is eoveied up vvlttismall loops ol vaiious si/es. Ills miulo In all thu daik eolois , as well as in cieam while , rose and delicate blue. Jet bonnntfi , jet collars. Jet nlaslions. jet buckles and jet on uvuiy Imaginable pint ot the costume , and yet wo wonder why women aie tlied when they cairy sncha weight of waulioho. - * \Vliataio railed hunting jackets are woin by young ladies at homo. They are madeol corduroy and have huge soup-pinto buttons made of hoi n. In Pails they would piobably be called chic. A woman who has taken in sovvlng/orn couple ol jeaiH to summit her la/y and dinnkcn husband , i-oy.s it Is suimlslng that the board ot health has not had her Indicted for malntaldlng u nuisance , A close obsiimfind Hint no matter how homely a woman Is she Is jiiit as much en titled to stand up in n ciowdcd lioi.secaras her moie good-looking sihlci. And slngu- faily enough the men always let hm. Thcioam many vailcticH ot lace caps lor elderly ladlns , and now that the young people ple mow bll caicd for In fashions for a month or two , many suggestions nut coming lor the o thus far neglected by Uamo Fashion. The young women of a Connecticut town havefoimeda veiy laudable organization , known as the "Tongue Guard. " Kach mem ber drops u penny In a box every time she says a word against anybody. The money Is given to the poor and poverty ts lapldly decreasing lu thotcnvn. KITeetive diesses aio maoo ontbcly of plain tulle in several shadesol the same color. It in pink , the fits ! slcntwould bo ot deep pink , Hm second a liltlo lighter , the third still lighter , while the outer skirt would bo tlm delicate tint of a blush lose , The bodice would lie of blush ioso phibh with the shaded effect peculiar to the labile. . it is quite fashionable to put a glHteiill' ' iiteiP.1-11)1 ! ! ! ! 011 ! " , > Vlw ' It Ir mumged / 'COa iuy v" ' " U ° H > ical and artificial flowers aio again worn In tlm hall , and with the now basket plaits a high Spanish comb Is again made use of , This comb i often set sideways , in tlio coquettish manner that be comes some women , while It makcaothcis ap pear very ildlculous. Tlioslmpleat tollelto may borendpictl qulto "druvsy" by thu addition of ono of the many devices for "euilcbmeiit" of plain bodices. Lace In stialuht plaits hanging loosely or fastened at the waist by a belt , ami shoit chemisettes leat'hiui. only half way down to the bodice , aio equally in favor with the col- aictto of folded ciapo or thu coqnilles ot lace having folds of crapu on cither side , The Ladles' silk cultuin society of Califor nia is In quite a flutter. Theio\vad a incut- Ing of the society in Uan Fianclac'i ono day last.vveck and , Just bcloio thu adjournment one of the membei.s asked If .Miss Kll/abcth Cleveland had acknowledged flu u-cclpt of some black silk hose , or to bo plainer still , a pair of black silk stockings made tromCall- lot nin silk. It was staled that sbo had not. although anothei member Intimated tliut they weio pipbubly vvoin out by Hilt time , Tim Is quite too sad. Spring I'lowcr. Little flower , rosy tlntcd ( In my letter sleeping , liovv many sericta never hlnlcxl. Slumber In thy keeping' . ' Blue ejc spied theo on some mounlftlu In the distant , west , Or perhaps tij gushing fountain , \\licicsliochnnccdtorcst. I.ltlle baud , so while and tender. Cruelly took thy life ; But he who saw the sweet offciulcf Ne'er could feel the kill fo. Did she lie thee on her bosom , Xear her throbbing licait ? Was my memory , little flower. Held In any pail' . ' I w 111 keep thee as a token Ol some filelidlj thought. Though thy silence , still unbroken * Seems wlllt sadness fraught. SIMSUIiAUITIKS. Knoxvlllc , Temf. , Is bulll ovcra pave , and occasionally thu bottom ot a street dtops out. A coleicd woman living near Montgomery , Ala. , ( M\o Ml III to fourchildicti a lew dav * ago. ' 1 hey were all liv Ing and doing well at last accounts. ( ilnn Cove , Long Island , boasts tlm largest dog In Die colintiv. lie Is a St. Dcrnuid , measmes seven lect eleven Inches fiom the tip of his nose to the end of his tail , stands twenty-live Inches high , weighs 1W pounds and has never been vaccinated. The people in llnrnelt county , N. C. , have been fosinir geese , ducks , chickens , pigs , sheep and hnulH in a m > stei ions way. Final ly It was deelded to Indhl a huge trap and bait it with a llvu toose. T.to second day af- tei the Imp was batted they found in it a bald eagle whoM ) wings fiom tl | > to tip measured ten teet. The bltd was taken fiom the tiap unlnjuicd. A hi ace of tame doves were kept on a ves sel iccently w locked on the Now England coast , and liom which the captain's wife and childien were lost. When the bodv of ( be wile was found on theshoio one of the doves was on the body and flew to the house to which the ii'iualus ot the diovvncd woman weie eouveved , unit peeking nt the window gained admission , A gill , lilyoaifl old , who has giovvn only an Inch In height since she was two jears old , and has gained but little In weight , was bo- loio the Concord ( N. II. ) Medical society at Its annual meeting a few days ago. Theglil weighs ( hitty-ll\e pounds and Is iliiily-lhteo Indies high , lias never been sosetely slrknnd is unusually healthy. Her mind scums to havustoppcd giowlug at the same time. Scientific men havu been poiploxcd for manj jcais over the phenomenon of a certain well at Yakutsk , Slboila. A Russian mer chant lu IbW began to dig the well , but ho gave u ] ) the task tlneo .veais later , whmi ho had dug down thiity feet and was still In sol- tdlv fio7on gtoiind. The Russian Academy of Sciences dug away at the well for months but Mopped when It had leached a depth ol JivJ loot , when the giound was still ho7on haul as a loci ; , in 1HII the academy had the teinpciatme cat ol idly taken at vaiious depths and fiom tiieio data It was estimated thai the uroiind was fro/en to a depth of 111' . ! feet. Al though the pole of the gicatost cold Is in the piovlnce or Yakutsk , not even the terrible seveiity of the Siberian winters could licczo the giound to a depth of GOO feet , - Professor MIyako. of the Japanese Na tional nniver.-ily , has invented n new form of European costume which is high ly commendable for sanitary reasons. It is now stated that the students of the medical department of the Tokio uni- vcr.-ity. nnmberin" ; over 2,000 , haves been ordered to wear clothing of this descrip tion. TORTURES AXD BLOOD HUMORS I HUMILIATING rjmptlniis. Itchliiirand Hum- lnr bUin toitutns , loathsome soius , anil nvcrj gppclon ol Itching ; , seiily , pimply , liihur- Iti'd , hciol'uloiis mid coiitiutloua ( INeuses of thu blood , skin mill cnlp , with lo--i ol lialr.'limn In- liini-y tnolilnico , mo positively i-uieit by Cntl- cum , tliu KII'M hltlo cmo , unit Cuilciini Soap , mi oxqiiialto Kclin bt-mitlllt'r. oMoi-jiallv , unit Cutlriiiu iti'foluim , tlio mm blood puilllurIn- tcumllj. COVERED wFl'II SORES. I linvo been milk-led slnco lint Miucliilli n skin iliM'a-u thu ilootoia Lull oc/omii. My Inco wusrovorcil vvllli senlis unit no KM , anil tlio Itch- IIIK mill Inn nlmr PI u almost imbciii.\lilo. Hoc- IIIK jour Ciitluiuu Itumedlus MI highly ici-om- munilcil , foiK-lmled lo ive tlium u trlnl. uslnj ? tlio Ciitlciiru unit ( 'iitlciiiii Soap ( . \tmimlly , ami Itt'Sohcnt Intc'i nully , lor lour mimllip. I cull myscll iMi i ml , In miitltuilc lor which I imiUi- this public statement. statement.MIIS. . CI.AIIA A. l'itiiiincic. : ) : llroiul fhook , Conn. SCALP , FACK"EARS AND KECK. I wns iiMllclnd with cc'/fiun on the sealp , tncc , pain and ni'rklilc li UK-di iifrtrlst , u hero 1 got your remedies , pioiiomicrd oia > ol'thu or * > t CU5U3 linn liuil como iimltiliN iiotlco , Ho nil- vl.snd iiio to try jour Cullouia Ituinoilk-H , unit niter Iho ilnv'b nun my ti-nlii anil piutot my tuco v010 ontbcly cured , nml I liojic ; in another wi-i-U to Imvo my cais , neck , and tlio ether putt ot my ftK-u cmi/d. HIKMAN : Si.vni ; . i'M K Hth slicct , Now York. ITCHING DISK ASICS CURED , Cnllciirn stnmls nt the licnil of Us class ospet-Iiilly Is this the CIIMI with tlio ( 'utlour- Soup. HIIVO lind mi usually ( jimd $ ale this sum mer , on'lnf , ' to tlio prevalence ol nn uwKi'iivulciI foim ol lleli tliionith hoinn lou.illllelu ) tlm country , In nlilcli tlm Ciitlcuiu lumoilios pun oil eaihlnclory. W. L , llAiumui , Dnigglal. 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