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f OFFICE , No , 613 rouitiuESTii ST.
ruWI liP < l every mornlntrexc"pt Sunday. The
only Monday morning jmpor published In the
TnriMg nv MAit , :
Ono Ycnr fl0.noTnrpn Months J3.M
ElxMontlis M/oiOnoMonth. / . . . . . . . . l.W
Titfi WEEKLY TIF.E , Published Kvory Wcdnusuny.
Ono Vcnr , with premium $2.00
Ono Vcnr , wlllioiit piomltun , 1.25
HlxMonthB , ttlllintit premium 75
Ono Month , on trlnl 10
comiEsroxnr.Ncn :
All rnmmunlontloii4 rolnllni ? In news nnd ndl.
( orlnl tnnttoM ohuuld bo nddrcsjctl to tlio Hut-
XOH Of "UK Her.
All bnilnoM totter * nnd rotnltlnncoi should bo
nrtdi-wsod to Tin ; I IKK I'um.isniNn COMPANY ,
( ) HA | > 'A. Drnfln. checks nml pnstolflco orders
to bo vnado pnynblo to tlio order of the company.
E , ItOSKWATUK. Motion.
1'itOM what Mr. Spaiks says , II looks us
if Mr. Gardner had como to stay.
Tin : telephone flhriokors have discov
ered that tlio administration doesn'
worth a cent.
paving will bo done In
Omaha this year , but not any too much.
Let the good work go on.
TUB Herald's dynamite does not afl'ect
Surveyor General Gardner any moro
than a Fourth of July torpedo.
BAM JONIS is about to insuo the great
est cllbrt of his life. Ho opens his cam
paign against sin IH Chicago next week.
CoxmtnssMAK HOI.MAN is an invotorntn
tobacco chowor. And ho doesn't object
to taking chew from another man's
Par.siDKNT CLEVELAND is not in favor
of abolishing Mr. Gardner with his little
oflleo. It begins to look as if lr. ) Miller
must go.
DKNVEK is making an ell'ort to bccomo
a corn market. Wo hope she will suc
ceed. Nebraska will supply her with till
the corn she wants.
Tun Hcrnld still talks of quo wnrrnnto.
Bo far as Mr. Ucchol Is concerned , what
the Herald chiefly wants in tlio way of
writs is to "havo 'is carcass. "
A MAN whoso breath sets lire to paper
Is on exhibition in a Philadelphia dime
museum. There is nolhingstrango about
that when it is known that the man
comes from Kentucky.
A BALTIMOIIE man has invented a
flying machine. This may bo a useful
invention , but so far a great many men
have been enabled to lly as far as Canada
without a ilyiug machine.
Si'KAKiNQ of Kansas City the Lincoln
Journal says , "it is the best city in the
country or its papers are the worst liars
in the world. " The latter half of tlio
proposition is eminently correct.
IP the city council should permit the
saloon-keepers to keep open twenty-four
hours in the day , seven days in the week ,
BOine of them would appeal to the coun
cil to have the days lengthened to thirty-
six hours.
THE Denver News in an alleged inter
view with "a gentleman from Boston , "
credits the Bostonian with saying : "Hill
done very well for us for a time , but as
BOOH as ho got into politics wo com
menced to lose money.11 The interview
is fictitious. No Boston bean-eating
gentleman would ever say "done" for
"did. "
has been dead for several weeks , and wo
have not yet seen any itemized statement
of tlio expense of his funoial. Wo would
like to compare it with some statements
published last year , to see whether there
lias been any retrenchment in congres
sional funerals.
OMAHA has several Hour depots , but
what she needs most in that line is Hour-
ing mills. There is no good reason why
flouring mills should not succeed in
Omaha. It is nbout time to stop export
ing grain simply to haveit returned tons
in the shape of Hour at an advanced price ,
caused by tlio double transportation and
the handling by several different parties.
This is a matter that should bo considered
l > y the board of trado.
GKNKIIAI , HANCOCK'S death has called
out universal expressing of rnuw | , ft 1 , ]
geglton of the country. The "dead PO\- \
dlor is honored not alone for his valor ,
mil for the possession of many of the
most valued traits of the best citizenship ,
Kindly to his subordinates , respectful tc
his superiors , just in his judgments he
lulderl popularity to respect and personal
esteem to admiration of hia professional
abilities. Thi ) old second corps will fee !
in his lo.is a personal bereavement.
Tin : labor troubles In London still con
tinue. Now meetings of the unemployed
are called for Saturday and crowds
throng the streets and obstruct travel
The cable dispatches represent the city as
thoroughly terrorized , and estimate the
damage already done to property at ovoi
half a million dollars. Conservatives
Cil liberals are caucusing over the sltna
n and will unite in appealing to the
gcviu'innont to aid in relieving the great
distress which js generally admitted tc
be thu cause of tlio outbreaks of the
present week. Probably Lord Salisbury
does not regret his loss of power just at
present , when homo rule in Knglaud is t
question more pressing than coercion it
Ireland. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
TUB report of Air. Charles F. Peck , o :
the How York State linroau of Laboi
Statistics , upon the condition of working
women In the great metropolis is attract
ing much comment from the pi-ess , Mr
Peek devoted a great cloal of attention U
% investigating the condition of the sowlnj.
girls whom ho represents to bo in a nios
deplorable condition. The manufaottir
on give out the bulk of thulr work to tin
contractors who in turn let it out to tin
"sweaters.11 The ' 'sweaters" pay $1.Q (
a do/cn for making trousnrs and 15 cunt
each for vests. The average wagvs of tin
sewing women are fifty cents a day , pti
of-which they have to pay rent , fnol am
light and living expenses. Here is in
plrntion for u rival to Hood's "Song o
lie' Shift. " . '
The Alton Ijnndtord Question.
The Iowa legislature will be afforded
an opportunity to debate the same aspect
of alien landlordism which was raised in
the senate at the last session of congress
by Senator Van Wyck. Lnrgc tracts of
land In the northwestern part of the state
are held by English companies whoso
managers reside abroad and collect their
rents through resident agents. Repre
sentative Itobb has Introduced n bill
designed to prevent non-resident aliens
from acquiring title hereafter to real
estate in Iowa and also to torminnlo all
such ownership as may bo in ox-
istcnco at the time of the passage
of the act. Mr. Hobo's bill allows
the alien landlords throe years in which
to dispose of their property and provides
that at the end of that period it shall betaken
taken by the Plato at an appraised val
uation. At the same lime , any foreign
owner of land can retain his property by
becoming a citizen.
This is a very drastic remedy for a
growing evil. During the past ton ycata
millions of acres of land have been ac
quired in the west by foreign capitalists
and speculators. Some of the heaviest
landlord noblemen of England own miles
of fertile territory in Texas , Colorado
and Wyoming. There is scarcely
a state in the west where non
resident aliens are not the owners of
hirgo numbers of farms. The Chicago
Tribune , in approving Mr. Hobb's bill ,
says : "It is , in most particulars , well
adapted to secure its object , but it maybe
bo questioned whether liu has not inuilo a
dangerous exception in allowing resi
dent aliens to hold title to real estate.
Nearly all the alien landlords are repre
sented in this country by agents
who reside here , although they
rarely bccomo naturalized citi
zens. What would there bo to prevent -
vent the non-resident aliens transfer
ring their holdings to the resident agents ,
and thus prolonging the rule of alien
landlordism in a slightly changed form ?
The mere fact of residence does not
change an alien's allegiance , and it is
not clear why it should give him special
rights in a foreign country. In regard
to the public domain it has not been pro
posed to make any distinction between
resident and non-resident aliens , but to
reserve the lands , as Mr. Ulaino said in
his letter of acceptance , for those 'who
are citizens or waiting to bccomo such.1
Why should not the same rule bo applied
inside the stalest"
Coercion in Ireland. .
Mr. Barry O'Brien , in his recently pub
lished work culled "Fifty Years of Conces
sions to Ireland , " gives an interesting re
view of the course of legislation in regard
to that country which has been furnished
by Westminster Hall since the opening of
the present century. So much is said
nowadays about the liberal treatment
which various English parliaments have
attempted to give Ireland , and which she
has refused , and tlip argument is so often
used by her enemies that coercion
lias been rendered necessary be
cause concessions failed , that Mr.
O'Brien's little work comes at the
nick of timeto , answer such assertions by
presenting the facts. And first lot the
list of coercion acts speak for themselves.
In 1800-1 there was an insurrection act
and an act for suspension of habeas cor
pus , which wore continued through 1803-4.
In 1807-8-9 there was another insurrection
act and a proclamation of martial law.
In 1313-15-10 and ' 17 , another dose of the
same medicine. In 1822-3-4 , insurrection
act. In ISaVG-T-S-O , an act for suppres
sion of the Cathollo association led by
O'Connell thcn agitating for Catholic
emancipation. In 1831-3 , an act prohib
iting the possession of arms. In 183-4 ! ) , a
plain coercion aot , which extended into
the following year. In 1843-4-5 , posses
sion of arms again prohibited. In
1847 , a crime and outrage act. In
18-18-0 , tilings wore very lively ; there being -
ing an ant suspending habeas corpus , a
crime and outrage act , anil a removal of
aliens act. From l&W to 1835 there was a
continuous crime and outrage act. In
1850-7 , pcaco preservation act , and
from 1853 to 1803 , another of the same
sort. From I860 to 1809 , a habeas corpus
suspension act. In 1870 to 1871 , a peace
preservation act. From 1873 to 1880 , a
peace preservation act , an actforprotec-
tion of life and property. In 1881-2 , a
coercion act , and in 1883-5 , a crimes act.
In all , from 1801 to 1885 , there wore twen
ty-four coercion acts of ono kind and an
other. It is interesting to place against
this record the concession acts of which
the lory and whig speakers and writers
boast so loudly. There wore four , and
four only. The Catholic emancipa
tion act , the tithes commutation act ,
the church disestablishment not and the
land aot of 1831. Each and all of these
measures wcro passed under liberal aus
pices and three of them owe their exist
ence to Mr , Gladstone's personal efforts.
In the face * of such a record what won
der in it that concession Is said to have
failed in Ireland and what idiocy to talk
about the success of coercion ,
Tlio Work Begins.
The now pavingdistricts created by the
council ul its last meeting cover a good
deal of territory , where pavements are
urgently demanded by Iho property own
ers anil greatly needed by the general
public. The extension of the Farnam
street pavement to Twenty-eighth * troet ,
of that on Thirteenth to Martha , and of
Saunders street from Cnmlng , are cases
in point. There is a general desire , too ,
for the paving of Sherman avenue to the
fair grounds , which can bo partly mot
under the ordinance. Those , with
the extensions of the1 pavements
on Iho cross streets In the
business portion of Omaha , and
of Davenport street from Sixteenth street ,
west toTwenty-sccond.compriso the bulk
of the paving immediately required by
the necessities of the pity. For the city's
share of the expenses of this work the
150,000 of paving bonds voted lost fall
will bo available. The wisdom of our
poophi in providing the funds months in
advance is seen in tlio fact that paving
operation ? can bo begun as soon as
spring fairly opens. There will bo ample
time for tho. selection of materials , for
the necessary advertisements and the
tiling of bonds. If the vole o/ / bonds
had been delayed until thu spring elec
tion a considerable part of the paving
Reason would , have passed before work
could haye begun.
Under the new arrangement property
ownci's will have a wide choice of mate
rials and a more certain knowledge of
what they will be called 'upon to pay as
their proportiQiiato share of the paving
tux. The bids offered for city paving
cover nil the most approved paving ma
terials now in use in the largest cities of
this country and Europe. Omaha has
not , up to the present time , made many
experiments in paving. She lias restrict
ed her choice to two materials only.
I'roperty owners will now bo permitted
to select from five with a further choice
in the matter of foundations , each with a
time guarantee of durability.
Public improvements have in five years
changed Omaha from n straggling city of
mire and rut into a metropolis which
boasts of being Iho best paved and sow-
cred city of its size in the wost. Every
dollar invested has been returned four
fold in enhanced value of real estate , In
creased population , and a growing com
mercial importance. Tlio march.of pro
gress must not bo permitted to lag. The
growth of the state calls for increased
efforts on the part of our citizens to keep
Omaha at the head of the procession ,
AVhnt It Munnn.
The packing-house democracy scorn lo
bo unfortunate in choosing their factional
issues. Having locked horns with the
opposing faction on the Gardner case ,
they now find their clamorous demands
for tiio removal of the surveyor-general
and the abolition of his olltco in conlllct
with the judgment of the administration ,
Their argument that the olllco has out
lived its usefulness Is met by facts and
figures showing that there yet remains a
largo amount of work to bo done in
Nebraska unless the frauds and swindles
of the old surveying ring are to
stand. In the face of the strong
arguments for a thorough revision
of Nebraska surveys which Com
missioner Sparks presents , backed as
they are by the affidavits of responsible
citizens of this stale , further work lor the
abolition of the olllco now held by Mr.
Gardner will place Dr. Miller and his
gang in a very unenviable position.
Every surveyor and conlractor who di
vided the profits of the outrageous
swindles , which wcro hatched in Iho
oflice of the Nebraska surveyor general's
olllco Irom the time of Boss Cunningham
down , is convinced that the' office should
bo closed at once. To Oo so would bo to
hide forever the evidences of jobbery
and corruption , which a full investiga
tion of the surveying contracts and a
comparison of Hold notes with the coun
try surveyed , will disclose , The cry'that
Gardner must go , would moan very litllo
to citizens of Nebraska outside of the pat
ronage grabbers if it did not cover at tlio
same time the demand that the evidences
of corrupt jobbery in the surveyor gener
al's olllco should bo swept away nt the
same timo. This is the milk in tlio
Plattsmoulh cocoanut.
TIIIUE : is a lull in the agitation in con
gress over the silver question and tlio
eastern papers seem to have at last dis
covered that tinkering with the coinage
is not popular among the representatives
of the people at the national capital.
There is a strong probability which is
Hearing certain assurances that no change
at all will bo made in existing laws at Iho
present session. It is amusing to note
the changed attitude which the eastern
prophets of ruin are assuming under tlio.
circumstances. Even the bankers are
reluctantly admitting that the continu
ance of the coinage lor a few years
longer will not seriously affect
the propel ty of the country and such
single standard advocates as the Evening
Post are calling attention to tlio vast in
ternal resources of the country which en
able it to thrive oven when its affairs are
conducted loosely. On many accounts it
is unfortunate that congress has not been
able to deal with the silver question by
adopting a policy midway between that
of the banking syndicate of Wall street
anil the men who urge an unrestricted
coinage of the silver dollar regardless of
its bullion value. The interests of bime
tallism would be subserved by
either a temporary suspension of
the coinage or an increase in
weight of the dollar as nt present sent
from the mint. But the crusade of the
eastern capitalists , the avowed object of
which was to break down the double
standard , has delayed action which other
wise might have been takmi at the pres
ent session. The note of alarm was
sounded , which scorns to have united all
the interests opposed to demonetization
of silver partial or entire. The result 13
that aside from a few senators and con
gressmen who wish to appear in the
pages of the Jlccord , congress prefers not
to take up the subject in general debate
until it IB forced on their attention. And
then whatever bills are reported are
likely to go by the board.
_ THE Washington editor of tin ) .Nmv
York Herald expresses the opinion that
there is no democratic party at the
national capital. The party is disinte
grated and demoralized. Neither Mr.
Handiill nor Mr. Carlisle has power to
unite the fragments upon any line of
policy. So far as the administration is
ronccrnod , it stands alone on the silver
question , with little or no support for its
tariff policy , and without force enough
to make the executive recommendations
on any other subject felt In the halls ot
congress. This is a sad state of affairs.
Tlio party of reform Rooms to have all
the necessary qualifications except re
Dnuaaisra cannot bo too careful if
they wish to avoid paying for mistakes ,
Even though a druggist may not himself
make a mistake ho is frequently hold re
sponsible for the errors of others. A
case in point occurred in Montreal re
cently. A man sued a druggist for dam
ages from having been deprived of work
for several weeks in consequence of taking -
ing a poison sold him by mistake. The
error was caused by tlio wholesaler , who
had labelled the package wrongly before
soiling It to the druggist. The court
held , however , that the druggist should
have verilicd the contents of the package -
ago , and gave a judgment for $200 and
costs ,
MoitJios' hunting is now tlio popular
ofllcial sport In Utah The amusement
seems to bo all on ono side , however.
Several heroes of a half a dozen mar
riages have been Ignomlnlously dragged
from the friendly cover of ash barrels and
hoisted from private cellars to answer for
their ofl'enso.i against the anti-polygamy
law. If the present rate of arrests and
convictions keeps up , the government
will have no reason to complain of the
adequacy of the present law or ot the ac
tivity of those who are enforcing it ,
TIJE opening ot spring whTwitness the
beginning of tlio heaviest public improve-
monts which Omaha lias ever taken in
hand. Four miles of pilvhfg have already
been ordered , and ilioro than 200,000
yards of grading. Tlf)3 ) Cleans plenty of
work for common labor , vyhllo the build
ing boom which is preparing to develop
ilsolf will furnish employment for all our
skilled mechanics. t
limes nro anticipated in the
near future among the manufacturing
cities of Now England , They have been
kept pretty busy since last fall , and with
the approach of spring iho demand for
their products is steadily increasing. So
encouraging is the outlook that the
owners of nearly all the colton mills of
New Bedford , Concord , Manchester and
Lowell have posted notices of a general
advance of 10 per cent In wngos from the
1st of next month.
Tun Chicago Jvcws informs us that
"Maj. A. 0. Story is to give a public
exhibition of his phonetic spelling in
Washington next Saturday evening. "
Wo thought Col. Joseph Mcdlll had a
patent-right monopoly on phonetics. It
looks very much as If Maj. Story is In
fringing upon the invention of the Tri
bune philosopher.
IN Chicago white gamblers are let off
With a line of one dollar , while colored
gamblers are assessed Ilvo dollars. This
is an outrageous discrimination a brace-
game on the part on the part of Iho dealer
in justice-shop justice.
The bnishninkcrs are organizing all over
In St. Paul , Minn. , all trades nro In a bet
ter than average condition for this time of
Tlio "moscrlbcd classes" in the Knights of
Labor aio ruin-sellers , speculators , lawyers
and politicians.
Foreign iron and steelmakers are meeting
with a heavier demand for pig Iron and un-
wronsht steel.
Three or four new motors have been intro
duced on Hie maiket , to bo operated by water ,
compressed air and gas.
The Farmers' Alliance and the Knights
nro preparing to put up a SGO.OOO ilouring
mill In Tarrant comity , Tex.
An English paper says Uiat the combina
tion of tin-plate makers was broken up be-
cnusc of the Improvements now in progress
in America.
The most powerful district of the Knights
of Labor is No. SO in Massachusetts , with 201
assemblies anil 20,000 members.
The Hocking Valley miners have estab
lished nine hours as a day's work , and have
succeeded in csttibllshlrfe wages.
The protest against thp passage of Mr. liaw-
ley's copyright bill at Washington was signed
by over 20.COD inumbers nnd 1200 unions and
labor organizations of various kinds.
Last yrar 3,037 new buildings were erected
In Ihooklyn , costing 20di)0.000 ) , Fifty per
cent of the new buildings \Vero built In the
Imuiedliilo vicinity of t\io \ elevated railroads.
In several Now England towns woikmon
are demanding an advance of wages. Week
ly payments are being rnatlo'by ' a great many
manufacturers. '
The leading spirits are endeavoring to in
culcate abstinence , or at lorffct temperance as
to intoxicating drinks ; by. nmktnjr It im
possible for workingmcu who drink to become -
como members. j i ,
A labor correspondent , writcs : "If 200.000
cigar-makers in New Yorkjcity will take 81
each out of their whlslcy and beer money
every week , they can set llfty factories
at work In a year , with a capital ot'S'JO.OOO
each. "
A new silk mill is to bo erected near Pat-
crson , N. J. , to employ 200 hands. The de
mand for domestic silk Is rapidly grow
ing. The manufacturers are busily devis
ing new machinery to produce better re
Tlio Buffalo organized laborers have In
duced the common council to compel tlio
natural gas company to increase the rate of
wages liom SI to § 1.50 per day. and employ
only men who have been in the city ono year.
Over 300,000 persons are engaged In lacc-
inaklng In Franco. In ( lermany this Indus
try has not prospered as well. In England
the Industry has gone down In some quar
ters and has prospered In others. The Chem
nitz manufacturers in Franco refuse to ad
mit English and American visitors to their
mills. The Saxon embroidery Industry Is so
bad that manufacturers nro offering to sell
their machines.
All ! There !
Among our Chinese brethren wo notice Ah
Tom , Ah Sing , All Chong , but no Ah There.
Is ho dead ?
So Soon.
Kiiiisas Cllii Times.
The Hon. Benjamin Butler agnln poses as
ho friend of Iho laboring ma n , and It Is only
February , 1680.
t Tlio Sunny South Ilcrsolf Again.
ATacoH Tclfi/rup/i. /
Now doth the quail rustle the tall sedge and
the bull-fro ; ; pipe his rottmlulay in the bog ,
for the backbone of winter Is broken and tlio
hyacinth Is here.
No Need for Sympathy to go to Waste.
There are eleven states of the American
Union nt present entitled to sympathy. They
have legislatures in session.
Too Much Mileage.
Kew Oilram 1'lcayunc ,
Ilobcrt I. Downing says that his dramatic
company traveled 12,009 miles during Us
twenty weeks' season. It played for the
railroads and did not nmko It pay ,
Bismarck Goln < ; a Mttlo too Far ,
St. Louli Jtcimbllwn ,
The German parliament let Bismarck have
-is way with the fair land of Poland , but
stopped him short when ho undertook to
ralbo the tax on whlslcty' They don't wan't
him to mcddlo with thel private schnapps ,
Tlio I'rdl'osHlojml Juror ,
Kama * Cllui Journal
Omaha papers are agitating the subject of
professional jurors. It U a subject which
will bi-nrasltatlng not only | n Omaha , but in
Kansas City , where the piofcsslonal juror
nuisance has at times bteome alarming ,
Nebraska 11 Thriving State.
Clevelantl rea < lir.
The Nebraska authorises Ijave managed to
got a good iloal of valuable Information for n
very little money. The lietdostof taking the
iccont state census wa4 loss than 55,003 , nnd
the returns nro certalnl/iof a gratifying char
acter , According to thu'libillntlons ' , made by
SniwrintendiMit Lane , oneof thoatate census
bureau , the population has Increased 203,213 ,
since 1830 , which Is a gain of M per cent.
The number of residences has Increased 70
percent , farms 53 per cent and the average
slo of farms from 87 acres to IOJ acres. The
acreage under cultivation has doubled , and
the value of farms Is now $253,000 ,000agalnst
SiaVKW.OOO In 18SO. In the matter of
Ilvo stock the returns show that the number
of hoi'bes , mules , and milch cows has
douoloil , nnd that ot swlno has ncarlv In
creased to the same extent. Tlio total value
of live stock was 833,000,033 In 1 ute ; now it
Is 583,000,000 , an increase of 550,000,000. The
census hhows no Increase In the wheat crop ,
but other crops have gained all the way from
03 to 500 per cent Jt Is gratifying to find
that Nebraska Is giving attention to the In-
cieaso of her manufactures , tlio tables show
ing that her manufactured products are now
valued nt § 43,000K ( , nsalnst only $13,000,000
In ISSd. Nebraska Is a thriving stale , for the
census makes It clear thr.t In alt material
polnl-s the growth In facilities nnd wealth
has outslrlppoii the growth ot population ,
Will DoTe Tell.
Anthony Mordiead In February Centum.
'TIs easy to bo brave
. When the world Is on our side ;
AMicn nothing Is to fear ,
Fearless to Hide. "
'Tin cany to hope
When nil goes M ell ;
When the oky Is clear ,
Fine weather to foretell.
Hut to hope when all's despaired.
Ami bo brave when we are scared
That's another thing , my dear ,
And tt111 do to tell
A bank has been organized nt O'Con
nor , Grceley county.
Anlolopu county spent 5,250 on the
poor of Hie county hut year.
Material for the railroad bridge over
the IMatto is arriving at I'remont.
William Dlxon , ICnya 1'alia county , is
? 2..OpO ahead by the death of a rich
Nebraska City is to become n volunteer
branch of the Omaha signal service , and
will bo treated to a cola wave ling.
The bii"iness men of Chndron calculaio
on outlining sn.OOO prospectors for
Wyoming and the Hills next summer.
Three sportive youths of Seward paid
$15 and-costs into court for the fun of
pasting W. W. Woodward with decayed
During the year 1895 Lyons shipped 085
cars of her productions : uil ( imported ' „ ' ! ) ! ) .
Oakland claims lo have received and
shipped a ( hint more.
Jcsso Ilaj'es is convinced that coal
in paying quantities lies buried in the
blnli's at Nebraska Citv , and has gone to
work with a shovel to Unit it.
The Cathedral Chapter of the Episco
pal dlocoso of Nebraska lias begun suit
against the College and Divinity school
in Nebraska City to foreclose a mortgage
for § 2,833.
Mrs. Gcorgo Myors is the fire heroine
of Noligh , During the Into blaze she
pumped water for tlio bucket brigade till
the well ran dry , and fro/o her feet in the
A new race of bald heads is gathering
wealth and strength in Grand Island.
Tlio plumbers there nro threatened with
pates prematurely polished , endeavoring
to put in six hours on half hour jobs.
Hiram Craig , of Ulysses , has received
a back pension of $500 for partioinaling
in the late "scrap" with Jeff Davis. Ai
drew Lamb , of tlio same town , also took
a hand in the same fracas , and was re
warded with $310 lust week.
A story comes from Ouster county that
an Omaha doctor , while visiting there ,
amputated the hip joint of n 10-year-old
child and replaced it wilh a similar joint
from the body of n child recently dead.
Tlio child is said to bo recovering
Tlio Citizens' State bank of Yoric , with
a capital of $50,000 , was organi/.od last
week. The olliccrs are : J. M. liarncs ,
president ; D. E. Sedgowick , vice-presi
dent , and W. A. Sharrar. cashier. The
directors are J. W. Barnes , J. F.
IMcCanaughy , E. P. Warner and C. A.
A Butler county farmer named Warner
has a calf nlllicled with hydrophobia , but ,
singular to relate , the animal's cussedness -
ness runs lo its hind heels. It can dis
tance a Kentucky girl in beauty and acil-
ity of expression. The kicking calf is
given the freedom of the entire pasture.
The Rev. Selby of Frontier mourns the
lo s of $1ROO. In an effort to reform J.
Hobcrt Williams , tlio David City swind
ler , tlio Rev. Solliy bucked him with his
note , which Williams cashed before his
Might for Canada. A half hour's com-
mnnion vitli a profitno layman would bo
comforting to the minister's troubled
The celebrated story of Father Martin ,
"The Conflict , Love and Money. " con
tinues unabated. It lias reached into the
thousand chapters , and will probably bo
concluded some time in the coming ccn-
tury unless the author is nipped m tlio
heart of his labors. Several or the prom
inent heroes have been killed otr , but
now ones sprlnc up with each dip of the
All the property , both real and per
sonal , of the West Point Butter and
Chcc.so association , was sold Saturday at
receiver's sale. The property consists of
about U.OOO acres of land , $100,000 worth
of buildings , 1,000 head of cattle and 75
horses , worth at n small estimate $250-
000. The total of the sale was sfGU.OGO ,
thoMiddloton National bank , of Middle-
ton , N. Y. , being the purchaser.
Iowa Items ,
A $12,000 high school is to bo built at
A stock company will build a $25,000 ,
hotel nt Clear Luko.
A Methodist mush and milk social was
one of tlio late freaks of Paiillina society.
Missouri Valley Is about to become a
city of tlio second rank and will illumin
ate with electric lights.
Asa Johnson , a farmer living near
Knoxvillo. during Iho year 1885 made a
nrolil of $8,780.05 out of stock raised on
liis farm.
Sioux City is pushing plans for a direct
railroad to DCS Aloines. A mass meeting
was hold Monday night and committees
were appointed to further tlio project.
Cass county is to Imvb a poor farm.
The board of supervisors of that county
have purchased ICO acres of land for that
, which is situated about half way
Curposo Atlantio and Lewis.
J.ast , Saturday evening the marshal of
Oskaloosa and a posse of men raided the
tiger don on the south side of Iho square ,
captured 1,059 poker chips , eighty-nine
packs of cards , three poker and ono faro
iablo'iuid gamblers lo match ,
Dakota ,
A largo brick hotel } < = tc bo limit at
The now Methodist church at Rapid
City was dedicated hist Sunday.
Liltlo baby Bates , of Yankton , being
nbout to move with her parents , linlshcii
her prayer the night before starting
with "good bye , ( iod , wo are going to
Huron to-morrow. "
There is a movement on foot among
the owners of fast liorsos in Sioux Falls to
arrange for a series of races the coming
season. There are some fifteen trotting
nnd running horses now In that city and
vicinity , and it is proposed lo have a race
every week.
| F. M. Spear , of Colman , applied for a
pension about four months ago and has
already received it. Ho employed no
pension agent or attorney to prosecute
his case , but attended to it personally
nnd got it through wilh the above remarkable -
markablo speed ,
The Farmers' alliance , organized at
Jamestown , Saturday , withl 00 members ,
adopted n resolution , elected oflieers anil
declared against further encroachments
of railroads , chronic oftlco.icokors and
hostile and special legislation. They
want the United States to taku charge of
all railroads. Steps were also taken to
organize a mutual hail insurance coin-
Hay is worth $10 a ton in Cheyenne.
A three foot vein of gold ore has bcon
uncovered in the Scininoo district.
The slookmon of Cheyenne propose to
start an annual stock show in that city.
Experts claim that the best coal in the
territory underlie thu town of Evauston.
The recent fire in Sun Dunce destroyed
$2hOOO worth of property , insured for
$14,000. .
James Talbol of Choyonrio , offers five
acres of land in the city to the first rail
road built from there to connect with the
B. & M. line in Colorado. The bonus Is
worth $5,000.
Arrangements Inivo bcon made to Ir-.y
ninety miles of plpo lo convey oil from
the Shoshouo oil basin to Point of Hocks ,
on tlio Union Pacific road , lleilmug
works will also bo put up this summer at
the abovu named station.
The atlcmpt of the AI my pcoplo to
coerce members of the legislature into
vutliyr relief to distressed minors failed
utterly. Tim boycotting of two members
served to stillon the backs of others , and
the resurrection of the resolution is in
definitely postponed.
A memorial has been Introduced Inlo
tlio legislature praying congress lo enact
moro stringent measures for confining
the Indians on their reservations and
preventing the depredation : * of roving
bands of savages , from which the settlers
are unable to protect themselves.
The hanging of William Booth for the
crime of murder in Iho flrsl degree , which
will take place nt Bull'nlo , .Johnson coun
ty , March 5 , will r.uvku the fifth legal ov-
edition in Wyoming. Booth's predeces
sors worn Boyer , hung in Cheyenne in
1871 ; Toussaint Kcnsler , in Cheyenne , in
November , 1871 ; Leroy Donovan , nt Haw-
llns , In March , 183-1 , and Charles Cook , at
Laramie City , in September , 1881.
The town of Utitto is worth § 11,000 in
clean cash in thu treasury.
The bullion shipments from Butte for
the past week amounted to $ ! )0W4. ) , !
W. A. Clark of Butlo recently sold a
third interest in three mines for ! friO,000. ,
A gang of twenty-two toughs wcro
escorted out of Bulto by the police last
Helena proposes lo secure rail connec
tion with Bntlo next summer oven if she
goc. down into her own pockets for the
Clara Clinton , a fortune teller , wants
$15,000 from the city of Butte for tripping
her hip out of joint with a broken side
The PacHlo Const.
A Greek paper is to be shortly started
in Los Angeles.
Fish Commissioner Gary , of Nevada ,
lias just hatched a double-headed trout.
The new seaside resort on the San
Diego peninsula has been named Coro-
uuihv Beach.
One good result of the late slorm in the
interior is that gophers have been
drowned out in Innumerable numbers.
Wnlla Walla is to have a $00.000 poni-
tentiarv , a bill having passed the Wash
ington Territory legislature t'othut oilcct.
Donner lake is literally covered with
ducks and gecsc. Good bags are being
brought in by some of the local sports
The proprietors of the long talked of
reduction works in Portland have con
cluded to build works of moderate ca
pacity , the cost not to exceed $30,000.
There are from 1,500 to 2,000 Indian
children in Nevada who ought to bo edu
cated , and it is proposed to erect tv gov
ernment school for this purpose at
A big gold mine has been found live
miles from Tucson , in the cement beds to
thu east. Tim rock , pulverized , has given
$2.fiO in gold by washing a lot of twenty-
live pounds.
According to _ tlio laws of Arizona no
license is required for marriage , but the
person performing the ceremony is re
quired to lile a certificate of the same
within three months niter the ceremony
is performed.
The Ijliicolii Journal , tlio Alliance ,
nml tlio Pnoo o ( * I/ami.
"When the Farmers' Alliance meets in this
city , as it will fioon , the Journal beirn that It
will lay aside the icgular order of business
tonrtopt the following :
ncsnlvcil. That the value of Nebraska soil
la increasing ovorv day , and thnt , In viuw
of the great lioule of immigration Jiko'y to
roll ncross our eastern bolder early In the
spring :
Itcwolrctf , That the price of Nebraska laml
Is hereby put up 5 per cent , anil not anxious
to sell at that.
That Is nbout nil Iho.Iouriinl en res to par-
tlculaily insist upon , but If liiotlicr litnrowH
likes this suggestion well enough to say fo
we may put in a few more. "
The above is clipped from the Lincoln
Journal of Feb. 3. With ils usual inacn
racy the Journal states the place of the
meeting of the alliance to bo at Lincoln.
The meeting Is to bo hold at Hastings , as
a trilling adjustment of its spectacles
would have shown the Journal. The
niophitio exhalations from Iho "jobbing"
department of the Journal , specially su
pervised by friend II y , render Lincoln
peculiarly insalubrious lo men who re
side in the guileless atmosphere of the
country. Besides the oltixons of Lincoln
have not showered cuvilitos upon the
alliance on the occasions of its meetings
there , so overwhelmingly as to make it
yearn for repetitions. Wo go there
during legislative sessions to watch
"ways that are dark and tricks that aro"
not altogether vain , as far as scooping
tlio money of tax-payers is concerned.
But for hospitality and kind greetings
from the pcoplo wo go to Hustings.
As to the price of land , if there is any
point at all in the suggestion of tlio Jour
nal it lies in the intended inference that
as the price of land Is advancing In Ne
braska , her farmers must bo correspond
ingly prosperous.
Thapoitloal economy of Iho Journal is
as fallacious nsilsnowH items arc inaccu
rate. As a question of fact , the farmers
ot this slate have never been worse
pinched than tluiy tire at present , unless
it was during the temporary calamity of
the locuM.-yiaguo. JJnof cattle have hot
boon M ) low as now during n generation ;
corn and wheat are selling below cost of
production. The few hogs the cholera
lias left us arc jelling at prices that leave
no margin for profit , while taxes , thanks
to the fat contracts and other lobs which
our Mophlstopholiitn friend before al
luded to has such fatal facility in setting
up , are higher than over before ,
But conceding , for the sake of argu
ment , that lauds are advancing , what
does It prove ? Lands may bo high-priced
/or two masons first , high prices of
products ; second , from security of lands
relative to these who need them for
use , A.'i the first reason does not exist
hero the Koeond Is operative. This
scarcity Js aggravated by the increased
domain ! resulting from the depression of
labor In othw avocations , and its turning
to agriculture a * n dernier resource.
This scarcity of land in the
great wofrt , which Is so apparent ,
has bcon caused by the absorption of the
agricultural lands , by the great railroad
corporations , They became speculators
in land , after absorbing an area equal to
several empires. The patron company
of the Journal oflleo , the B. &M. , ad
vanced tlio prlco of its lands tlirco times
in ono summer , as I am credibly in
formed. Under the management of the
Jug-outfit at the state capilol , the agricul
tural school lauds of the state wcro dealt
out iu enormous blocks to syndicates of
of speculators , and Ihe leases now cost
the actual settler moro thnn the till * In
fee ought to cot him. . Nowoudor the
prici of lands is advancing , nnd no won
der those who are fortunate enough to
own n little spot of God's green earth are
not nniloiia lo sell , How about the poor
devils who have no land and nro out of
work and out of money , but with families
callinc for bread ? If the Journal would
look nbout It would learn that , while the
price is advancing tlio number of tenant
farmers is also alarmingly on the Increase
and rents are also advancing. The .Jour
nal will probably call Ihcso facts signs of
True political economy will teach the
Journal that high-priced land Is not de
sirable for the working farmer , Land Is
a tool. It simply allbrds an opportunity
for labor. Tlio le.ss capital required to
procure this tool the bolter for the farm
er. The Journal might qnllo as well
congratulate the farmer upon an ad
vance in the prieo of plows as of lands.
Its Ideas are not traceable to any true
knowledge of political economy , but
simply to Its nympathics wilh speculators
and land ( hiuvcs ,
What Is Important to the man who
labors on land is that ho should bo pro
tected In the fruits of his labor. The price
of land Is of no consequence to him ,
It is only necessary to say to him ,
"Whatever your labor produced on this
land shall ho yours. " Thn system at
present In vogue , the principle of "what
the trallle will bear , " and the system
which Is I'vqry day creating and increas
ing an Irredeemable public debt by credit
railroad building and stock watering ,
says to him right the opposite of this. It
robs him of the fruits of his labor ; it
makes it.s nice calculations of how much
ho will stand and continue to produce ; it
exacts the last dollar ho can pay and not
starve. The Journal Is sponsor for Ihiq ,
system. To the extent of approving ,
U is responsible for it. When it washes
Its own hands and lakes a stand on the
wide of the people , it may bo permitted
lo make suggestions to the state alliance.
J. Uuititows.
KII.I.KY , Feb. 8 , 1880.
RurncU , Madison County , Ijooklnpj
For tlio Coming Iloom.
BUUNKTT , Neb. , Feb. 8. [ Correspond
ence of the UEI : . ] Little has over boon
said in newspapers of the sprightly lown
of UurnoU. The town is located in Mad-
ifcon county , on the Klkliorn & Missouri
Valley railroad , pud about twenty-live
miles west of Norfolk. It is surrounded
by a very fertile and prosperous stretch
of valley land , being in ono of the richest
sections of the famous Klkliorn valley.
The population now numbers nearly live
hundred , and consists principally of
thrifty and wideawake Americans ; and
Iho community , in fact , is decidedly
American. There are few towns along
Iho line of the Klkliorn road that have
the assurance of a moro permanent and
substantial growth than has Burnett.
Among its most energetic business men
tiio BEE man would mention :
A. M. Uurnham , the present post
master and manager of a largo general
merchandise stock , also a grain and live
slock business. J. II. Kierstead , general
merchandise ; Thos. K. Hanson , general
stock ; A. Ward , drugs ; C. A. Wyekofr ,
hardware : Gco. Kicrstead , groceries ;
Linkhartoi Momminger , bankers ; T. J ,
Holt , grain arid stock ; The Chippewa
Lumber Co. ; Goo.F. Peak & Co. , lumber ,
coal and brick ; II. S. Drown , hardware ;
Win. Young ; harness , etc. ; A. K. and J.
Sheldon , newspaper and job ollico , pro
prietors of ' 'The 13hide ; " OscarISeebo ,
blacksmith ; D. W. Whitney , hardware
and furniture ; L. W. Miller & Son , agri
cultural implements , S. D. Williamson ,
carpenter and builder.
Mr. John F. Nowhall , formerly of
Omaha , is just opening up a very neat
and thoroughly equipped drug store.
Mr. Harvey Davis is at present master
of ceremonies at the "Davis Honso , "
where si man may find good accommoda
tions. The "City Hotel,1'kept byJ.H.
Johnson , has a good patronage and
seems to merit it.
A now and commodious school house
is nearly completed , which will provide
ample facilities for the education of the
The Christian church is a handsome
new building which Is certainly u credit
to the town , and lasting evidence of the
energy and devotion ot the pcoplo who
have built it.
There are many other important fea
tures of the town that , if spaeo and thno
permitted , should bo mentioned. All of
the most prominent organizations , both
religious and secular , are well repre
The Woman's Relief corps and La
dies' Mission Sowing society nru in good
working order , anil are accomplishing
an important work.
A Good Templars' lodge was organized
last summer , and has qnilo a respectable
Harvey 1'osl. G. A. U. , was organized
in March , 188 ! ) , wilh thirteen members ,
and has now a membership of forty-
Tlio Sons of Veterans are also organ
ized with a membership of twenty.
The coming spring will witness many
important improvements in the town ,
and before the snow comes iijruln next
fall , linrnctt will , in all probability , have
gained a hundred or two In population.
The farmers and stockmen in the stir-
rounding territory are of the most thrifty
nnd industrious class and the natural
growth , brought about by supply and de
mand from the farming community , will
assuredly bring liurnott to the front
The daily or weekly Bui ; is hero , as It
is every whore all ever the broad western
prairie , ono of the rociuisiti'S in nearly
every household and Is looked for as
eagerly as the hungry pilgrim liKlons for
tlio announcement that "dinner is now
ready in tlio dining car. "
i O
Oh I If I < n\v \ had her complexion
Nviiy. it is oaSlVobtsk' : ; ! . Ur. ' rnu'g !
Powder. _
The pcoplo of Ottawa , Knn. , issued ro-
ccnlly a circular uml scattered it in all
localities within fifty miles of that town 'I
to th effect that all'tranps coming thorn '
will bn given ten days on the rock pile.
They have not been troubled with tramps
to any extent since then.
milK Orrnt Jlnlsnmlo Die-
J- dilution of wiluli-
llfucl , Aiunrlunii J'liui , Ciui-
mln Ur , MiulsnlJ. Clover
Illopsouif , oto. , culled H\N-
KoiiD'rt KADHMI , C'lmn , for
tlio Imineillato idle ! and
pcrmnnonl euro of every
1 nnu'ol Cnlurili , fium n
Blmplo Cold In tlio IIouil to
1/jss of Knicll , Tustu uml
IIouihiK , Cmitfh nml Cu-
tarrnlinl Consumption. Ooiupluto tirittmoiit ,
' ' luot ono bottle JtuUlcul Cure , ono box
L'RtairhniHolvont , and ono Improved InhHlor ,
In onu rmckUKC , ninjr nmv Ijo Una
fort I. oo. .Ask for MANIOIID'R lUuicui , CVHK ,
Complete Inhaler with Treatment , $1 ,
"The onljr absolute spcclllo no know or. "
I Moil. Til 11 ( " 4. "Tlio lidst wo liuvo found In a Ufa-
tliueol BiillcrhiK , " ( Hiiv. Dr. Wiirglru , Jlostoii.
"Attor H longetiUKfflo with culurrli tb * IlaJIcul
Cure has tonqucied. " [ Her. B. W , Monroe ,
I/owlhlmrich. I' . "I have not found a cugotlmt
It did not relieve ut ouco. " LAndrow Lee , Muu
I'oltcrDruuniiaOheiulcul Co.lto tou ,
iot Ixuir iliH ji.ilii , ! ucuo uuoror , und
1 : rj < Iiioj ino uny "
UucUuulie w < ak > ios4 , Utarluu pains ,
Boiuiuiu , I/uueiitm , Udeklne couth ,
. - ) uml c'lii't.1 | > uliB ! ouroU by
that now , 01 luiiuil tind oliuout uu tldoto to J > ulti
mid Intluiiiiitlon tli.itViicuiiA ANTI-I'AIS Pru
XKH. IJbpoclully ( uluiitod to Indlosby reforlnv
lt ilnllciilo odor uml uontlo medicinal cjualltl4
drutrirlMd , 2ioj five for ( L Jlullcxl fro . PoltM
Drug ttiiJ Cliujolcul Co. Jlostou iliue.

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