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only Mowlny morning pujior published In the
irnMR tiv MAir.i
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BixMontlis. . . . . 6.00 Ono Mouth . 1.00
Tun WEEKLY UEE , Published
Ono Vcnr , with premium . . . . $2.00
Ono Ycnr , without premium . . . . . . . 1.25
Rlx Months , without premium. . . . . . . . . . 75
Ono Month , on trial , . . / . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . 10
All eommunlentloni rtlntlniT to news nnd odl-
torlnlmnttcM rhould bo addressed to tlio Hut-
'ion or * IIB line.
iwstNnss t.CTTF.ns :
All hii ilnts loiter * nnd remittances should bo
OMAHA. Draft * , rtircks nnd postotncp orders
to bo mndo jmynblo to the order of the company.
E. HOSEWATl'.ll. KniTOn.
holds tlio fort.
AM , the talk of shutting down the gas
works Is simply gas.
PAVIKO nnd ropaving moans paving
twice. It is nn expensive combination.
Tnr. viaducts are to go tip on Eleventh
nnd Sixteenth streets , but how about the
now dupol ?
A mm.niNU boom nnd a brick famlno
in Omaha can no more go together than
oil nnd wntur will mix satisfactorily.
DiSADVANTAOiaof n wooden pavement :
It is dirty , unhealthy , short lived , expen
sive to repair. Advantages : Its first cost
is small.
Tun Now York Grant monument com
mittee nnnonnco that they nro disgusted
with llioir failure to make the country
pay for a local monument to Gen. Grant.
WITH Gardner on top , Cummings still
in olllce , Morgan unconfirmed , and Dr.
Miller flttecn hundred miles from homo
is it any wonder that the paoking-liouso
organ feels considerably broken up , dls-
figured and discouraged ?
IK THH county commissioners would
upend more time In examining the needs
of their constituents , and less in discuss
ing such schemes as tapping the Elkhorn
nnd lowering the court house , the public
would bo correspondingly bonclitled.
WE cannot see why the gas company
should object to the city council regu
lating its prices , as this is a case where
regulation does not regulate. It docs not
make any dillerenco how much tiio pricO
is reduced the bills amount to just nboul
tbosaino , Thy thlfig tliat needs regula
tion is the meter.
A LEPROUS Chinaman has been discov
ered in n laundry at Watcrbury , Conn.
It is now in order for the laundryman to
sue the local newspaper making the an
nouncement for libel. The BEE has such
n libel suit now on its hands , the plaintIff -
Iff being Wnn Lung , who wants $1,000 ,
ns compensation for tlio damage inflicted
by thustatomnntthatit was rumored that
there was a case of leprosy in his estab
THE committee in tlio Burr disbarment
case atLineoln has made a report to the of-
feet that Burr's action , in connection with
that of Commissioner Savillo , regarding
the release 01 the murderer Zimmerman
was illegal , unwarranted , unprofessional
nnd without precedent. The committee
has done its duty ; now let the supreme
court do its duty. If it does , Mr. Burr
Will at least be disbarred. Ho can con
gratulate himself if ho escapes without
any more serious punishment.
THE insurance companies have issued
nn ingeuius diagram to show the relation
existing between the various causes of
iires in this country. A circle ctit radiat
ing lines is used to Indicate on the cir
cumference the proportion of each cause
to the total loss sustained In 1831. In-
condiarism takes up ninety degrees of
the circle and defective flues nnd lamp
accidents rank-next. If thosurmi.se of
the underwriters Is correct over-insurance
tempts policy holders to destroy over
twonty.fivo million dollars' worth of
property eacli year in order to realize
more than they could secure from honest
DR. MHJ.IJU telegraphs from Washington -
ton to dciii' that ho has made any oiler
of compromise to J. Sterling Morton and
intimates that the packing house faction
is "still for gore. " "Tho war of exter
mination" which tlio violent leader of the
P. H. D. promised so Jong ago does not
appear to progress so rapidly ns was ex
pected. There have been a few ex
changes of shots between the pickets , but
as most of the lighting has boon at long
range with no moro eillcient weapons
W1 than bellows , the carnage up to date has
t T not' been appreciable. Now that the
r editor of the packing lumso organ has re
turned to Washington , developments of
some kind or another may .confidently bo
expected. _ - _ - _ _ _ _ _ - _ _
SHHUJIAN IB out In another
interview accusing General I rye of
garbling his hUter to Lieutenant Scott in
which his comparison of Grant and General -
oral 0 , F. Smith occurred. Sherman says
bo shall now publish the letter entire and
snow how a malignant slander was
twisted from a communication in which
ho intended to eulogize Grant instead of
detracting from his fame. The general
insists Unit he is hounded by the press ,
ho knows not why accuses Dana of
having been a spy during the war and
thinks that the American people might
bo better employed than in giving
moral support to a set of harpies
Who are camping on his trail
to wickedly nssail Ins reputation.
General Sherman is needlessly worried
over the attacks of thu press , which are
lighting the b-ittlos of the war over again
nt a distance of nearly n quarter of a cen
; . s > tury and printing the criticisms of high
* privates and subalterns on their old com-
r munding oUict-rs with a cheerful disre
gard of the fault ! of history and 4lho
bounds of decency , However uuforlu-
nato Sherman may bo in the use of the
pen , the American people can never for
get how bravely ami patriotically ho
wielded the sword in defense of national
unity , His place in (1m ( affections of the
public is r ( iure. Not oven thu garrulity
of approaching old age or the foolishly
aggressive defense which the general
, makes can affect iU
"Wooden Pavements Unhealthy.
There is no fact relative to paving more
clearly settled above question of dispute
than that wooden block pavements are
unhealthy as well as short lived. Kuro-
pcan and American engineers ngreo per
fectly on this point. M. Tonssagnvcs ,
the eminent professor of hygiene nt
MonlpoHcr , Franco , says : "The hygicnlst
cannot look favorably upon n street
covering consisting of n porous substance
capable of absorbing orcamc matter and
by its own decomposition giving rise to
noxious mlasml , which proceeding from
so largo a surface cannot bo regarded jus
insignificant. 1 nm convinced that n city
with a damp climate paved entirely with
wood would soon become a city of marsh
fevers. "
General Q. A. Gillmoro , in his work on
"Hoads , Streets and 1'aycments , " re
marks ! "The nolsomo nnd noxious ex
halations emanating from the taccal nnd
other putrescent matter collected nnd
held in the joints of these pavements con
stitute another sanitary objection to their
use in populous towns. The joints com
prise , after enlargement by wear , fully
one-third the entire area of the carriage-
wny , nnd under the nverago care the sur
face of filth exposed to evaporation cov
ers three-fourths of thu entire street.
This foul organic matter , composed
largely of urine and the excrement of
dill'erent animals , is held in the joints ,
ruts and gutters , where it undergoes
pulrlfnutivc fermentation in warm , damp
weather and becomes the fruitful source
of noxious diluvium , or it floats in the
ntmosphuro nnd penetrates the dwellings
in the form of unwholesome dust , irri
tating to thu eyes nnd poisonous to the
organs of respiration.
This is the voice of science in reply to
the question whether wooden pavements
arc healthy. It is reinforced by the
opinions of Dr. Cyrus Kdson of the Now
York health bureau , of the health ollicor
of Chicago , nnd by the consent of the
medical faculty in every city which lias
gone into the costly experiment of exten
sive paving with wood. Diseases of the
throat and lungs , dipthcria , and low
fevers follow in the wako of wooden
blocks. Is such n pavement a cheap
pavement at any price ? This is the ques
tion which heads of families in Omaha
must answer to their own satisfaction
before committing themselves in its
favor. _
Itopnvini ; nnd Ilcnnirlng.
The parties who are using such strenu
ous oflbrts to place wooden pavements
on all the districts ordered paved this
ycarby the council , including business
streets and streets which will be business
streets before the cedar block nuisance is
well settled on its sand foundation , find
that there is a strong fueling of opposi
tion to tlitir ophutnes" the part of taxpayers - ,
payers who have already paid for a solid
and substantial pavement in the districts
already paved , The property owners
who selected a durable , material because
they were business men and know that
repaying n paved street was about
as expensive ns paving an unpaved -
paved street nro not inclined to accept
the argument which the wood block syn
dicate of son-in-laws and cousins nro
now using nt their expense to boom a
cheap paving material in Omaha. They
insist that there is a diU'erum-o between
repairing and repaying under the charter
provision ami resent the statement that
when the wooden blocks nro crushed out
of usefulness the tax-uuyors at largo , and
not the abutting property owners , will bo
called upon to foot the bills of putting
the streets into passable condition. They
are correct. Repairing pavements and
relaying pavements are two very different
matters , as some of our tax-payers will
lind to their sorrow , before many years
have past. The charter provision places
no premium on individual niggardliness
at the cxponso of the city at largo. The
men who , hive ; been wLso enough to
pavoour streets with solid stone will not
be called upon to foot the bills for repay
ing in front of the property of citizens
who selected their pavement without regard -
gard to any other quality but its cheap
ness. No such a schema as that of which
the advocates of wooden blocks are now
openly boasting will over bo carried into
operation in Omaha. When the stone
blocks wear out the abutting property
will bo taxed for now stone blocks. When
the woodim blocks nro pounded into pulp
the pavement will bo replaced at the expense -
penso of the men who chose n cheap
pavement because it was cheap. The
taxpayers at largo will not bo charged
with their mistake. Repairing and re
paying are two different words. They
will bo so interpreted by future city coun
cils and cur courts if the question should
over bo seriously discussed by those in
Taken From a County Jnll.
The Douglas county grand jury has
made commendable reform in the usual
cut and dried report upon the condition
of the county jail. The duty of examining
the jail , of hearing complaints of prison
ersand of making such recommendations
ns are called for in the interest of health ,
cleanliness and security , has boon per
formed heretofore by our grand juries in
a perfunctory and shiftless manner. The
reports handed in have usually stated
that the grand jury ns required by Jaw
visited the county all nnd found every
thing in nn excellent condition. A few
visiting juries have ventured to suggest
several needed changes , but the county
board have not found it necessary to com
ply with the recommendations made.
The last grand jury had as its foreman
K.v-SlieriiV Hurley , and there ) seems in
consequence to have boon a more than
usually rigid investigation of the jail.
The visitors make six important recom
mendations. They find that the inside
walls and ceilings of the building are
dirty , and that the iron and wood works
need painting , as sanitary precautions ,
that the cells are overcrowded anil the
hammocks worn out , that there are no
laundry provisions , that the jailor is
overworked and that the incarcerating of
incurable Insane prisoners with criminals
and their confinement iiuliin eons should
bo stopped. The grand jury concluded
its labors by passing resolutions that
tfiis report bo brought by the district
court to HID attention of the county com
missioners in order that it should not bo
pigeon-holed like its predecessors.
It is to bo hoped
that the count ) * commissioners
will find it to their interests to act on
these suggest ions promptly. It is refresh
ing to the public to find that there can bo
any ollicial suggestions about county
matters which do not como directly from
tlio board of county commissioners.
Their monopoly of county matters has
thus far been very complete. If the re
port of the grand jury stirs up Ilia board
to n little work outside of the ordinary
routine businosj of allowing their own
pay nnd mileage and caucusing on street
corners , the public will bo corresponding
ly bonclittcd.
The Dilvon Well Decision.
Although the driven well monopoly
patent has now expired by limitation ,
the courts have just finished their series
of decisions upon the validity of the pat
ent , The recent action of the United
States supreme court in dismissing ten
cases of nppoal involving the right to
royally fully alllrms the title of Colonel
Nelson Green to the patent In question.
The result of this last decision will have
no effect uponlato users of the invention ,
but it takes the ground from under the
fcot of those who havo'bcon resisting the
payment of royalty for nearly ton years
past. This final notion of the
supreme court will bo Interesting ,
therefore , to thousands of people
throughout the country who have been
using the tube or driven well to obtain
water for domestic purposes , Tlio ques
tion was once before decided by a full
bench of the supreme court. The cases
in question were thosu appealed from the
United States circuit court of Now Jer
sey before Judge Nixon , In this connec
tion a short resume of the struggle be
tween tlio people and the drive well
monopoly will not bo uninterest
ing , and wo condense the fol
lowing from The Snringliold Tfc/wcViccni :
The bitterest kind of n light ngalnst the
collection of royalties was made In Plainfield -
field anil Wostiield , New Jorsov. Public
meetings were held , a defense fund was
established , as has been often the case In
other states , and the best legal talent en-
caued. Tlio taking of evidence nnd tlio
vnilous arguments \veie a continual diania
on account of the deep imbllc interest and
number of people made liable to damages in
case an attempt to break the patent failed.
Judge Nixon's decision , however , was strong
for tlio patent upon all the points at issue. Anew
now organization was at once effected and
money lalscd to carry the case to the supreme
court , and for nearly thrco years the osvners
of the patent for Now Jersey have watted the
slow pace of that overcrowded court. During
tills period the pntent ran out by virtue of
the scventeen-yi > ; ir.s' limitation , and the
I'lainlield combination , as the day for argu
ment drew near , concluded not to go into
court. The supreme couit has dismissed the
ten appeals , putting all the costs upon the
defendants , nnd thus affirming the decision
of Judge Nixon which establishes the patent.
When the Green driven well case canio be-
foio the United States supreme court , about
four years ago. several days wore. coiiqmied
with the argumeut. U'.S fijipeal being made
from Judge Uresliain's decision ( eliciilt
court ) In Indiana. Tlio decree of the In
diana circuit couit In favor of the patent was
alllrmud , and the defendants bottled , paying
costs , lint before that the following circuit
judges had sustained the Urcou patent after
long and expensive suits , In which pilnted
uvWenco covering ns much sp.ico as tlneo of
Webster's dictionaries was taken : Judge
Chailc.s ] j. lioncttlct of Now York , Judge
John l'\ Dillon of Minnesota , Judge Samuel
Blatcliford ( now of the United States supreme
premo couit ) of New York and Judge Solo
mon L. Wltlioy of Michigan. The number of
distinct contests , running over years and In
volving thousands of dollars of outlay upon
both sides , have ueen about twelve , and the
smaller cases me numbered by the hundreds.
In only one case in Iowa lias there been
any opinion adverse to the Green patent , de
cisions having been rendered hi the chcuU
court in that state both ways. For twenty-
two years Colpnel Green and tliObOassociated
in business with him have been subjected tea
a scries of bitter contests , and whether the
numerous users of an Invention which has so
simplified the subject of water supply will
still continue to dispute the claims for loyal
ties , remains to bo been.
The President and the Senate.
The report of the senate judiciary com-
mittco upon the right of the confirming
body to free access to nil ollicial papers
in its investigation of appointments to
oflico nnd the causes incident thereto , is a
full and complete discussion of the issue
between the president nnd the senate.
The constitutional mandate is simple and
unequivocal. The president cannot make
an appointment unless it is made "by
and with the advice and consent of the
senate. " The clause in itself presupposes
the right of inquiry. It is a duty imposed
upon the senate , nnd one which has been
exercised since the early days of the re
public , The right of congress to any
ollicial paper in the possession of the
president or of any ot the departments
lias never before Deou seriously ques
tioned. Public policy has nt times
demanded n delay in furnishing the re
quired information , but it has always
been given. How far correspondence
relating to patronage may or may not bo
ollioial will now bo the chief question
under dispute. If ofllcial changes are
only to bo made "for cause , " ns Mr.
Cleveland has so often declared , the
cause when stated in writing to the removing
moving power certainly becomes of an
oflichd nature. It terminates ollicial
tenure and forms the basis for a now ap
pointment with which the senate is called
upon to deal in Its advising nnd confirm
ing capacity. Upon the theory of the
civil service reformers , to which class
Mr. Cleveland pretends to belong ,
there can bo no question ns to
the position which the president ought to
occupy. Removals being only made for
cause it Is duo to the senate that the cause
should bu known in order to afford it a
basis for acquiescing in or refusing to endorse -
dorso the executive in tlio now appoint
ment. The president , however , stands
"on his prerogatives" so called and
denies tlio right of the sonata to inquire
into the reasons for changes in ollico.
The senate through its committee retali
ates by threatening to refuse to confirm
appointments where they nro domed
proper information as to reasons for re
moval. Mr. Cleveland began his admin
istration by boasting that it would bo
conducted "behind glass doors. " At the
first movement to examine its workings
ho lias pulled down the blinds.
Tin : case of Schwimck against the rail
road for discrimination against his busi
ness contrary to the provisions of the
Nebraska statutes has been "satisfactorily
settled" by the railroad commissioners.
The railroad company wrote to the board
promising not to do so again and the
board triumphantly parades the letter as
an evidence of the value of its services
to the shippers of the state. Poker
playing junkets , useless reports on
trivial subjects , and two-for-n-cent man
dates to the railroad managers to per
form acts which are of no earthly im
portance tp tho'public at largo comprise
the untiro record of the $10,000 a year
commission which the railroad managers
and Iholr tools have foislcd upon the people -
plo of this state to Seijro in tlio interests
of corporate monopoly.
Dil. Miu.Kit has been heard from In re
gard to those lottorsj lie gives devout
thanks for their publication and speaks
of a"smclllng committee. " It didn't need
n high sense of smell td discover tlioso
peculiar documents. They were too rank
to remain undetected.
Paplllion Times : The Grand Army boys
will Ktvo Gen. Thaycr a big boost for the ic-
publican nomination for governor.
Chicago Times : Mr. Wnttcrson Is better ,
and with the careful nursing of the star-
eyed goddess of reform , who Is constantly at
Ids bedside , ho will probably pull through.
Tliepicsldent e.ild to nn Ohio man the
other day : "I would rather dlsrioso ot n
dozen ofllccs to any other st.ilo than one In
Ohio. They nro the worst lot of wiangleis
there 1 have to deal with. "
The early worm in state politics always
runs his risk of becoming the piey of the late
bird. He then lias n vanishing realization of
the folly of prcvlousncss and the bearing of
the observation Is seen in Its application.
Senator Kvnrts , Sherman nnd Logan , ns-
slstcd by young Mr. Forakcr , of Ohio , with
other prominent stitesmcn. have announced
their Intention to tnko part In tlio grand re
publican powwow and banquet at Dctioit
Feb. 2-J.
Congressman Smalls , hi n long letter to the
Charleston News and Cornier , t-ays that ho
has no sympathy at all with the Cleveland
administration , as has been stated. He says
every colored ofllcholdur has been removed
who was appointed fiom South Carolina.
Chicago Tribune : Minister to Turkey
Cox Is visiting the land of the Pharaohs , nnd
will probably visit the pyramids. It Is under
stood that Mr. Cox has about abandoned nil
hope of over seeing another demo cratlc pyr
amid In this country.
Thnt Catechism.
/ipdl/on / Times.
Ifosowatcr's "packing-house catechism" Is
the most Interesting political reading of the
Honest Confession.
St. Louts ItcintlAlMn.
Tlio ht. Joseph Gazette Is Improved by anew
now head-line. It might bo still t'uithcr Im
proved by n new head. i - -i
The Itcnl Test.
IJosloii Itccon } .
Nebraska thinks she Is soberer with high
license than Iowa and Kansas are with pro
hibition. Certainly the people seem better
satisfied , ns n whole , with the system.
noom ft > r Further Improvement ,
IViltmWj'fifa ' Call
Wo arc apt to smile stmcrcllllonsly at the
man who rides a hobby ! JJut If ho brings up
at the trough of lUianijial success wo are the
lir.st to greet him with va grtyi of approbation.
Stick to Catalans an.il Unsswoads.
FicmonTrtli\inc. \
Dr. Miller is not a succos at propagating
the olive branch , lie houlfl coniino himself
to his cutalpas and baswqyds. , ? .
- f -
No Money , , No Kiovc.
The Now York pnstofJIce was not buulened
with valentines this yc'tir. { Sentiment in that
city is reduced to a simple Di'mncial proposi
tion. No money , no Iqvc. t
Solitary ajid Vlonc.
C/ifc / < ! { joTiiicc. ; (
It Is a little curious tyat lio.leadcrs in the
cause of spelling icforin should bo a states
man from Chicago , for the editor of a Chicago
republican organ Is the only man in this city
that can' t spell.
Itoduccd to a limo Museum Basis.
St. Lnuti IteinMlcqii.
The admission fee to tlio woman suffrage
convention at Washington lias been fixed at
10 cents. When such an aggregated and
mammoth attraction cuts to the dime museum
basis , It Is n question whether the legitimate
circus business can survive the demoralisa
tion. _ _
The Knilroud Commission.
Oiantljslaml Independent.
The answer of 'tlio U. & M. railroad grant
ing a number of requests , made by our rail
road commissioners , has been published.
They have reference to the usual amount of
little grievances , A new pump has been put
In , nn addition to some buildings lias been
allowed , and such similar improvements of
small impoitnncc have been granted. That
is all , and does not justify the great nnd
costly Institution of a § 10,000 commission , es
tablished , against the expressed will of the
people , at the instance of the railroad mag
nates. The great ( juc.stlon of railroad rates
and discriminations , on which the fate of
Ncbiaska depends , has not been touched ,
neither by the requests of tlio commission ,
nor by tlio irraclous grants of the railroads ,
nnd never will bo i cached by such an institu
Prohibition lit Kaunas.
Flittullt > na ( licwnJ.
No one denies that the prohibitory liquor
law of Kansas with its spy system and its
severe penalties , has .succeeded In shutting
up the open saloons of that state. Hut this
fact pioves nothing in favor of tlio law. If
prohibition has Increased the consumption of
ardent spirits , which can bo easily smuggled ,
and has at the same time decreased the con
sumption of beer nml llirht wines , its effect
has been Injurious , notwithstanding the
largo Immigration to Kansas of which the
governor BO enthusiastically spenka An en
emy of prohibition might urge with as much
justice that the Immigration to Kansas has
not boon checked because the new-comers
generally understood that the law would not
greatly Interfere with their habits. Hut the
tmo reason Is that prohibition has small in
fluence In determining the choice of nn immi
grant In one way or another.
A. CliaiiKQr
The ItamWcr.
In days of n past that has , , flown.
When dead folk were burled , 1 wcon ,
The dying one feebly would groan :
"Pleabo see that my grUye is kept green , "
Cremation , alas , has to-day
This saying comi > lqt lriboUsliod.
It now Is the custom ipwy :
"Just sec that my un } Is Ifijnt polished. "
The invalid wife j Dr. L. Walker of
Sewnrd died at Hot Springs , Ark. , last
week. r .
A broken rail ditcl/pd / a Missouri Pa-
cifio freight train at iDiinbar Thun > day
and wrecked eight cars ,
The humorist of the Hastings Nobrus-
kaii indulged in a surfeit of McNish
minstrel gags Jast week.
Kx-Senator Filson of Richardson county
died suddenly Saturday. Ho leaves a
wife and seven children.
At the election in April Wayne will
vote on the question of issuing $0,000 ,
worth ot bonds" to build waterworks.
Silas C. Johnson , a Hrownvillo photo
grapher , gazed into the camera of a gun
barrel and died instantly , lie know it was
The bitly of Uruco E. Rawson , who
perished in Thaycr county during the
storms of the latter half of January , was
recovered last week.
Humboldt has decided that a $1,000
creamery would meet the wants .of the
community , and a stock company is
being organized to Operate the plant.
A Wilbor man is confident that ho Is on
the right track to a coal vein , and has in
vested In machinery to develop his belief
and sink n prospect hole.
A railroad eating house will soon bo
open for business at iMncrson. Split
rails , frog joints , and old tics will bo
served up in first-class style.
Three men undertook to drlvo a team
over the ice on a crcok near Ord. The
icecollnpscd , the team was drowned , nnd
the men escaped with a ducking.
A Wymore man swallowed a teaspoon *
ful of leather glue , mistaking it for es
sence of old ryo. A pound or less of
salts saved him from being glued to ace
co Hhi.
Ord is chirping merrily oycr the cer
tainty of n railroad , several elevators ,
mills , business blocks and residences being -
ing added to her material wealth the
present year.
A. b. Vex wa < < captured in Nellgh last
week. Ho was bagged for selling liquor
without a town permit , lie is one of the
few men whoso natural cunning blonds
witli his name.
Daniel McUotien , a Plum Creek stone
mason , ngcd < " > : ) , while dancing n cotillion
at a neighboring ranch , suddenly throw
ill ) his hand and fell to the lloora corpse.
Heart disease.
Casement , Carlisle & Co. have secured
the contract for grading the Missouri 1'a-
olllo oxtouslou from Weeping Water to
Lincoln. The job must bo completed by
the 1st of August.
With n SW.OOO . court house nnd $00,000
worth of waterworks , Plattsmouth can
actually overlook thu surrounding mud
hills nnd smllo on her envious rivals.
Her smiles are measured with a yard
L. L. Lusc , n Mothoillst itinerant , and
editor of the Hluo Valley lilado of Wilber.
lias skipped the country , having wrecked
several families with wolfish pioly , be
sides borrowing all the money his no-
quaintanccs would loud.
The business men of Oakdalo , Antelope
county , nro negotiating with the ollleials
of the 1) ) . & M. to secure a branch to that
town. A committee lias boon appointed
to wall on the managers and paralyze
them with arguments.
North Ucud trots out a prominent can
didate for membership in the Amalga
mated Order of United Liars. His dis
tinguishing services were the finding of
three live hogs in n snowdrift where
lluiy had been buried five weeks. The
animals fattened on icicles and ground
Clins. Robilison , clerk of Howard
county , borrowed $1.500 from a Michi
gan friend and gnvo him n mortgage on
apicco of land which ho never owned nor
had an interest in. Ho is now under
bonds to appear for trial in the district
WcopingWatorisjuln'hvling over the
prosper1. Oi great good to flow from the
construction of the Lincoln branch of the
Missouri Pacific from that point. The
city lias donated the fair grounds , a tract
of liftecn acres , to thu company on con
dition that n. depot and shops are built
A wrinkled rake of Neligli led nn in *
fant of thirteen to the county judge's
oflicc and demanded a license to marry
her. His gray l.nirs and furrowed phiz
turned blue with rage when the docu
ment was refused him. The judge gnvo
the child n tongue spanking and sent her
A man named Collins mounted a buck
ing broncho in a stable in Atkinson last
week. The animal suddenly elevated its
spinal column and Collins' head crashed
against a sill of tlio floor above. A second
end boost sent Collins to tin ; ground
headforemost with tlio animal on top.
The broncho buryived , but Collins died
in two hours.
Grant llorton , n Syracuse machinist ,
while attending to some repairs in T. W.
Harvey's ' mill , was caught by the moving
machinery and whirlea around the shaft
ing twenty or thirty times before his
collar button broke and lot him drop.
Ho kicked a number of holes through
tlio ceiling , lo-t his shirt and vest anil a
portion of his scalp , but otherwise es
caped injury.
Plattsmouth is getting down to busi
ness on tlio proposed county- court house.
The board of trade committee lias re
ported m favor of n $20,000 building to bo
built by a stook company. The nr I idles
of incorporation have been prepared and
subscriptions to the stook are already
pouring in in sufficient number to war
rant the success of the sehemo.
The Hov. W. N. Littol , of Nortfi Bend ,
has boon out down in the heightli of his
usefulness by the elders , and forbidden
to preach in his church. Ho claims to be
innocent of the charge of kissing the
Inmb.s of his flock , and confesses that
"whon 1 try to express my contempt gf
such a course as that ( of the cliloiv ) the
English language btmvJs absushcd and
displays tv poverty of words to do justice
to the .subject. "
The people of Milford have got them
selves into a muss over their water works.
It seems that after the water works had
been built the bonds which were to pay
for them wore found to bo illegal , and a
new election was called to vote other
bonds , In the meantime the water works
collapsed , nnd when the election came oil'
the bonds were defeated. Thereupon the
contractors , Cocklin & Noake.s , pued the
village for iODO.OD and secured judgment.
I own Items.
A sniilT factory has been started at
Ttuna county is overrun with hog
Twelve saloonkeepers arc drying outin
the Marslmlltown jail.
Edward Clurk , a Burlington fish ped
dler , committed sulcldo last week.
The now opera house at Washington
has n seating capacity of 000 and cost
Cherokee county has at present $ ' 25,000 ,
of bchool money loaned to farmers in the
A Tuma prohibition spy and informer
has been jugged in Davenport for selling
bootleg whisky.
Lewis Intcrmill , n brakemau on the
Chicago & Northwestern railroad , was
run over by his train and instantly killed
at Lake City on Tuesday. Ho caught his
foot in n frog.
Prohibition pumps are fashionable in
Des Moiucs. Worked by bartenders ,
beer oomes out ; but let nn ofllcer of the
law take n hand nt the pump and only
water comes forth.
C. J. Campbell of DCS Moiiies has a
very old document in tlio Miapo of an
almanac. It Is of Irish origin , was pub
lished in 1718 and has boon handed down
for two generations. 1 l.s owner values it
as highly ns he would a small farm.
The ' 'preacher" is the latest swindling
dodge being worked in central lown. Hu
calls on his way distributing bibles , nnd
often presents the family with a hand-
handsome book. Ho then asks for dinner
or other meal , nnd takes n receipt for SJ5
cents paid for the meal. A few months
later the neighboring bank calls for the
payment of n. note for § irx.25. )
Jacob Mann , who has lived where ho
now does in Linn Irove ! , Linn county ,
for more than forty years , came into
Imtlur's bank at Springvillo one day last
week with $800 in old .scries , tirat issno ,
of government greenbacks. The money
was sowed up in nn old boot log with
whang leather , nnd had not scon the light
for twenty years. It was exchanged lor
, to be deposited vyhcro the green-
acks lay , where it will do the least
Flanclrau is to have a $12.000 roller mill
and n $10,000 school house.
The Yanktou foundry , after a ' 'rest of
three years , hus started up again. . . '
Aboul 29,000,000 pounds of freight were
carried into the Black Hills last year.
Aberdeen proposes to clvo n bonus of
$30,000 to aid n railroad from that point
to Picrro.
Oscar HuiT , the saw mill man of Buf
falo ( tap , was hold up last week and re
lieved of $110.
Dakota Is well off In an educational
way , having five universities , six ncudo-
ink's , two seminaries , three colleges and
a school of mines.
Ouster people nro jubilant over the fact
that the postmaster general has adver
tised for bids on n mail service from Uus-
tor to Buffalo ( Jap , s > ix times each way
per wcok.
A rnnkton man figure * It that under
the present reduction caused by the com-
Ingof the Northwestern road , the people
of Yiuikton save $ ir > ,000 per year upon
coal nlouo , which will pay the interest on
the bonds for four years.
The Indians hold a council nt Cheyenne
agency a short time since , nnd decided
not to sell nny moro wood to the white
people. The Indian who breaks the
ngroomcnt will have his government sup
plies cut off for one year.
W. W. Mollvaino , special ngetil of the
Inml department of the Fargo district , re
ceived notice Tuesday that lin.\l notion
had been suspended on 1,38'J cash ontrles
in that district , ll'JT ' being pro-omplions ) ,
1280 commuted homesteads nnd 20 military
bounty land warrant ontrles. Mr , Mo-
llvalno is requested to personally investi
gate each case and report thereon , which
will bo done before patents will bo issued.
The Episcopalians of Choycnno have
decided to invest $20,000 in a church.
A site for it largo and elegant hotel was
secured in Choycnno last week. The
building will cost $00,000.
Choycnno s-ccurcd u date from the
Mapleson onera company , with Minnie
Hawk ns the star , on a gmirmitoo of
Three now counties are to bo organized
In central Wyoming , preparatory to
meeting the influx of settlers expected
with tlio advent of the Northwestern
The body of William Ilutchiiison , a
minor 31 ! years of ago , was found in a
pool of water in ono ol the Almy minus
last week. He was subject to epilepsy ,
nnd fell into the water and was drowned.
The linked body of Minnie Price , a
demented negro , was recently found near
the bridge between Laramie and Fort
Saundors. She had escaped from her
keeper the previous night without stop
ping for her clothes and died from
Clioyonno is still urging the 1) ) . & M , . to
build a brajicJitoljiat town , The road
that the B. & M. will bo the first road to
reach that competing point.
Seventy per cent of Custer county's
feehool children arc girls.
There are lour Incorporated towns in
the state at an attitude of ! ) ,000 feet.
"Half a million dollars , " says the Demo
crat , "haye been sunk in the newspaper
business in Lcadvlllo in tlio past eoyon
years , and yet a now cron of idiots talk
of coming in to supply a "long-felt"
want , "
The silver factions in the state , are go-
ingera/.y on the subjeql of lie | big del
lar. What was known as the Bclford
Silver convention was held in Denver
lubt week , and among the resolutions
adopted was ono that the question of un
limited coinage bo submitted to a vote of
the people of tlio United Status.
Current Dcvolopincnln ol'.Journalism.
SprlngfeM ( Mat * . ) 7cj ? > uMmyi ( ,
The Rcuublicnn is sparing its readers
many of the inllietions and developments
of tlio journalism of the period. These
developments are not hopeful ; tlio progs
seems to have a run of cniptiops which ,
like chicken pox and the measles , will
pass away after a time and bo faucceedod
by a healthy raiption. Lot lib hope at
least that this will bo the caso.
One of the rampant features of journal
ism is what is called "
just now the "syndi
cate" business. There js obviously u
propriety in several newspapers com
bining , if they wish , to purchase n fresh
Ktory from some popular author , thus re-
dncing the cost find spreading a serial
hoforo several communities widely apart.
I'rom this idea tlio effort is now mndo to
introduce ( lie syndicate intft everything.
Tim Ituuublican Is in constant recejul ef
offers of matter of llii. " cnaracter
from people who furnish worthing
from a leading article to nn item.
Mot Jong ago we were offered n
full set of nblo articles by n distinguished
list of contributors , publicists , senators ,
presidents of colleges , divines and retired
statesmen. The aggregate ability offered
onu sheet of letter paper was of course
amazing. Unfortunately none of the dis
tinguished personages named offered to
come here nnd sit daily till 2 o'clock In
the morning to insure that quality which
distinguishes journalism from essay-
writing namely , that the work bo done
to match the day. The Republican de
clined to buy its editorial by the bale ,
fooling that there might bo as wide a dis
tinction between the syndicate product
and the natural growth as there is be
tween baled hay anil a meadow of Juno
timothy and buttercups. Tlio former i.s
nicely compressed nnd put up for com
mercial purposes , and the latter is per
haps rank nnd with some swale , but it is
nt least frc.sh.
Syndicate lectors are also ji current
staple of the trade. Wo are offered a dlb-
natch every nteht from the olliccs of
leading metropolitan dailies , dialling up
everything In line style , throwing in pic
tures , cuts , etc. , dispatched in the mails.
Competition among "tho boyj " in the
New York offices is running t' ) mad ex-
ces.se * and within a fortnight prices huva
dropped from $10 or $20 a week for thiiso
precious productions to $5 and $8 , finally
tapering off with tlio offer of a dnimatiu
letter for $2 a week. Wo shall soon bo
offered a premium to print them nnd we
should want n largo one in cash to maku
it nn inducement. Specimens nro nlwn3'.s
inclosed. A "Uramntio Icttttr" is made
up of a cut of Homo third-rato uctrcbs , n
few commonplace ousurvalionu < m tlio
morals and wages of the ballet , a tedious
"little btory" of managerial nobodies ,
and no news to speak of. Ne\t to Wall
street bunkerb1 circulars , it is the most
inconsequential of tlio amateur journal-
iitlo efforts of the metropolis , and its solo
basis is probably lliu opportunity for
dead-head admissions to tlio theaters.
Some of the moro pralunlious ot these
syndicate jctters ; iroacra.yiuilt of para
graphs , signed bj" the writer * ' mimes.
( iov. Uobin > oii's idea that tluiro would bo
a gain to the profession if this practice
became general , is ono that often occurs
to ob.scrvwrf ol journalism from the out
side. Thn answer to it Is complete and
overwhelming from the cxpurloncuof tlio
profession , U is easy In t > eu that n per.ion
under criticism , like the governor or any
body who ixvmiicH n high civil oflicu ,
may chafe at the utterances of a IIOUH-
paper , and feel that ho would like to KUO
the writer's name attached to the Mur ,
the navil or thu condemnation , if it
worn so attached in most caies , the per
son attacked would bu no more enl ! < ; lit-
oned. His oaiifcu of ollciii-.o. if ho cnoso
to so regard it , would lie against the pro
prietor nnd chief editor , known parties ,
ami justly , The most reckless jo u nud
ism in tJm world is that of the bigucd ar
ticles * as in I'Yanco , where the dueling
code is tic ) only corrective. The most
careful , painstHKing- and considerate
journalism U UicEnglfch and American ,
where the journal is everything and llio
person nothing.
No profession requires the crucifixion
of ambition to personal credit nnd re
nown to the extent tliat journalism docs.
In most of the other professional voca
tions cacli man's work stands before the
world for what it is ; this Is eminently so
of the three professions which used to bo
the only ones. But the instant the do-
mund arises for organized mid combined
effort , tliat instant it is necessary
to merge the individual claims m the
common end ami the common fnnui.
The directory of a great railroad , for in
stance , is n combination of a largo num
ber of persons , one or two chiefs , others
subordinate , of whom not ono can just
ly say , " 1 am the railroad. " In the
same way , n modern newspaper staff Is a
close organism of men workingto embody
the events and opinions of the day , Tlio
first requirement of that organism is that
the journal itself bo its own and the only
spokesman , and the lir.st task of the
learner of the art Is to put coals to his
natural ambition for personal recogni
tion nnd learn to see his work go forth
over no signature but that of ( he journal
which ho serves. The "sio vos nou TO-
bis" principle whleh is often resented in
othoa professions is the first law of jour
nalism. Not for himself , but for his
journal and to the credit of his journal.
is the rigid requirement of successful
journalism. This is so severe n cross that
it might never boneoepled ns a 'mutter of
choice , but Is a matter of necessity.
One of the uiiwholosomo features of
pyudicntu writing is that It tends to the
letting down of tlio law of anonymity.
A wiiter of n column or two of rattle-
hnaded "signed" slop from Now York.
will bo paid perhaps moro than a careful
ollico editor at Boston , who gircs 8 or 10
hours of exhausting toll daily to seeing
that his journal shall present carefully
and faithfully the nuw.s and leading
issues of the tiny. Who is going to sign
matter to which moro than ono mind
contributes , as is HID ease with most of
the best journalistic products ? It is
preposterous. The imprint of the journal
should bo its only visible personality.
The few cases of .signed correspondence
supported by largo and well-edited
journals furnish the merest gossip and
gabble , such stuff HH unsigned would go
into the waste basket. J'he journals
which print and pay for such matter at
rales currently reported nro degrading
the popular taste and depreciating tlio
position nnd opportunity of the rank and
lilo of the profession , tlio most faithful
and valuable members of their own staffs.
The Injunction ( Joiitlnuoil.
Judge Wakcloy this morning rendered
judgment in the injunction case of thy
city against John I , llodiolco \ prevent
the latter from putting up it wooden
building on the corner of Twenty-third
and Cumiug streets. Ho decided ad
versely to Mr. Rediok , and continued the
temporary injunction now in forco.
Judge Wakeloy decided that the city
charter gave full power to the mayor and
council to restrict llio city lire limits ,
and that notwithstanding tlio fact that the
contract to put up the wpoden building
was let before the passage of tlio now lira
ordinance , tlio erection of the structure
would be illegal.
What Bo.
Referring to the insinuated throats of
the gas company to shut off the gas. lij
case it is forced to a rudrtojon ( of rates ,
City Attorney Conneli said pesterduy
that sucli a proceeding would bo in direct
violation of its franchise rights. "If
the company was to take any such steii
as that , " ho concluded , "it would forfeit
the franchise which it claims to have ob
tained from the old company , and under
which it i.s now operating. Its plant
would bo forfeited to the city , and it
would bo forced to suspend business , "
The D. C. C. I' . A.
Tjio constables outside of the city met
at Wolf's ' hall , Twenty-fourth and fti )
Cumlng street , and fonicd ) a Douglas
County Coiifitables' Protective associa
tion. J. R. Riibtin was elected president
and F. W , Kilo secretary. The country
constables are not to bo outdone by tlioir
city coiiiins in the matter of orgnnixjv-
tions and will form n hard pool against
the justice sjiops.
Looking for Jfor lliislmml.
Mrn. Mary Tenny , of Fremont , reported
at police headquarters Saturday and re
quested that the police bo notified to lopk
out for her husband He has been away
from liomii for fomo time , it "coins , and
agreed to ijiuiitlierlioro to-day. So far
hhc li | < ° fmied to find him , and being
without money or friends , is at n loss to
know what to do.
A Small 151 a 7.0.
Sparks Hying from a defective stove
pipe upon tlio bed caused a small hluzu
in llio second Mory of n building on
Seventeenth and St. '
street Mary's avo-
into , occupied by William Stocker. llio
cigar man , Saturday morning. The bln/.o
was extinguished without calling in the
lire department. The damagowas les.s
than $25.
Residents on the South Side complain
of the annoyance t hey suffer when passing
under the railway bridges from llio drip-
pine water and falling siiarks. It la
argued that the bottom ol the bridge
should bo closed or that sonic day a per
son may bo killed by a pin or coupler
dropping from n freight train.
Complete Trcalment , with Inhaler for Every
Form of Catarrh , SI. Ask for SAN-
lleiul OeMs , Watery
ox troui tlio
In tlio 1 1 Liid ,
Nun ous lli'iiilnclioniiu
I'ovw instantly iu-
unions dlj.
mill liuuloil ,
bietilh nw ouluiioil ,
FinHI , tuMo , mid jioiif-
Uuuifli , Hi iinclillis , JtroppliiKH Into tlio Throat ,
J'ulns In DID Oliust , liyitpcpsln , Wiisllnir or
btiuniflli nnil I'lu li , ( /ill ol iJloc' ) ) . Oct. , vunul.
Onu botllii HuiUciil ( Jniu , onu IKIY Culiinliiil
Bolx-eiit nnil ono Dr. t > nni ! > nr Inluilur , In onu
imi'kmru , of " 11 ilrii tcNis , fl. Auk lor Kirs-
HIIID'4 lUllKj.th ( 'UHR , H llllfO ( lUtlllllllOII tit
Witcli Iliuol , Am. 1'iiio , ( 'n. 1'lr , MarltrolU
Clover Jtlonanmis etc.
Potter Drug and Chemical Comoany , Boston.
KJJJNKV l'.MNS"iiu1 ( lint weary
utilisation ovur j > io unt wllli tlioso of
I > : inliil ! Uliluuys , Mi-uU liiit'Us , over-
or worn nut liy Rliiiullnir ,
. _ , , . ty . . , CuTicTiiA . . AMI-PAIN I'I.AHTCII , u
nu\v , oil'-lnal ' , mid Powly | iinildoto to
puln unit liilliiniiiuitlon. At diuififlsld. KJ J llvo
inr $ l.U. ( Mulloil lieu , 1'ojjiiit iha'a AND
t'iiJiio.u.Co. ! : , Itojlon.
Furniture Co ,
Jhuiufufluroi'3 of
Bank , Office and Saloon Firfoies
lliiTors , Uiir .Screens and Hotel Furni
ture ,
21 S. i-l'Ui Street , Omalia , Nebraska.
Vi'rHo for duVns nna 1'urllQUliua.

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