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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY , AUGUST UK 188G. V )
HOW DAWES WAS ENDORSED. The Terrible Bet Bwk the Governor Re ceived Iti Ballno County , OTHER POLITICAL STIR.UPS. The Advent of tlic Mlmottrl rnclllc to lilncoln to lo Duly llonoroil 1'ropnrlnir-rof tlio Vnlr Onpttnl Ctty Notes. IFIIOM Tiir. imr. ' i.ijfcoi.x nrnnvf.1 A'pontlcmnn from the lionrl of Saline rounty , who was tit the ststti' capital yes- turtlay , tlntnlicit tlio particulars of the governor' * lirst ulVort in his homo county lo lmiUK\U'Uo ; and inllatu his Runatorlal nsplnttlons. Tlr.it Dawns has hail a rat- tlliiR nolsu in his lioiul Hint inlf/lil bo called senatorial aspirations is too well known to roannoiinco , nnd it was equally well known that that "local pr'ulo" "homo t'liudlilato" raokut would bo rung in his own con.Htttnciiu.y to ( ivc lo tlio stale at largo a dose of tlio homo popularity of Dnwos. Listen to the story told by the man from Salino. The Dmvcs forces down in thnt county picked upon a pre cinct that luul always looked with affec tion upon the governor , and afler dark Saturday night hist the caucus was called In that precinct to meet upon Tuesday. The call did not detail an hour for Iho nicotine , and the obvious plan was , at lilt ) merit convenient time on that day or night , to gather the Uawcs followers in a bunch , hold a snap caucus , and llii'iilolo- urnph over the blato thu great popular * ity of the governor In tlio opening caucus in his homo county. Hut before this trap could be sprung there was a llvuly hus tling ; the commUteeman was made to name an hour In the day ( or the primary , ami whou the hour came the governor and 111 * bi'iiatorial boom were buried under a vote of two to one against him. This is the tale the getnal baline man unfolded , and he used it as a preface to the statement that if tlio yeomanry of Sa line county as a whole are given the op portunity the governor will find the same kind of an overwhelming endorse ment awaiting him from the comity cii- tiro. KOUIt 1 > AYS AND Mr UTS lias Congressman Weaver tarried at the Btato capital , and a republican of no mean prominence remarked , as tlui judge hied himself toward the steam cars , "that if Church llowo had tlio Lalica.su-r county jiart of the earth that thorp was no fence ixround it ut tlio present timo. " If any have been led to think that Weaver has boon in Lincoln for the major part of a week , using the place as a sort of sum mer resort , it would bo advisable lo dissipate the idea at once. The judge 1ms not boon "warm blooded" enough to sit botorp the host- lories and retail to surrounding guests concerning the dead sure grip lie had on the district anil how the district was clamoring for him , but ho has "seen a man , " several men in fact , and if the judge is really the "cold blooded" indi vidual that he is painted then indeed is cold blood popular with the average ward politician. However , "all things in Lancaster , " remarked one who knows , "must bu turned to Judge Cobb's interest for the senate and the plaus of the elements working in this channel seem to lately liavo mid a little falling out and it is announced now that FIK1.I ) AN1 > WRItJIJT both must take ix back seat in tlio state senate mutter , that the boys have .begun to tire of them year i ) : and year out lor something , turn to that end It. E. Moore , of the Third ward , is talked of for state solicitor anil talketl by men who evidently mean business. Meanwhile , in tlio Second ward , "Si" Alexander , ho who was formerly secretary of state , says that they propose to send him to the legislature , and tlio iiHi9lincemeiU ! of sucli n move will cause Caluwi'll , tlio standing candidate by divine inheritance from the machine , to look up matters all over again ami as certain who it is that dares to sot up"a now idol in the territory made sacred to liim. "Tho idea , " remarked a Second ward man , "that wo can't run Alexander u wovimt \ to ! " Aud the remark was made with an unction that gave lortli a sound of activity In that ward. OFF I'Olt NOItrOLK. Yesterday Land Commissioner Scott , Attorney General Leosri and State Treas urer Wi'llard departed for Norfolk on an olliei.il visit of inspection of tlio now in sane hospital in course of construction tit that place. The ollioials will also take occasion to combine a little pleasure with their business , in the way ot a day's visit to the soldiers' reunion in progress there , and which gives them an excellent op portunity to meet with their constituency from the northwest. TO KBCEIVli TUB MISSODltr PACIFIC. It has been suggested and it is under stood that Acting Mayor lirock and otlier citizens will urranga tv little recep tion in honor of the Missouri I'acilic and visiting ollicials upon the occasion ol their visit to Lincoln on the 25th , when the road is to bo formally turned over to the company by the contractors , and bj the company formally opened for tiatlic. The occasion Is an era in the growth ol the city , und the wish is expressed that the action taken in this line be such as tc point to with pride nnd satisfaction. DOIKOS OF THU HTATK 1IOAUU. Tlio board of managers ot the state fair tiaye been holding n two days' ses sion at tlio Capital hotel and have trans acted the business that had accumulated for action. There were present nt the meeting President Harkor , of Silver Crook ; Oinsmoro of Button , Molntyro ol Seward , Nicodomus of Dodge , Grinnol of Port Calhoun , Dunham of Omaha , Me 1'tirland mid Dnise of Lincoln , ami Secretary rotary 1'urnas ' of Hrownevillo , The board of managers up portioned the work of the fail tor especial supervljion us follows Classes 1 , 3 , 3 und 4 , .1 , U. Dinsinoro classes G , 0 , 7 ami 8 , M. Dunham ; classef I ) , 10 , 11 , 12 nnd 151 , K. E. N. ( ironnoll classes 1-J , 15 , 10 , 17 and 18 , II. 11. Nice demurs , The board also arranged.to holt a business meeting on the grounds at tin fair at 11 a. m. each day and buslnosi mooting * at 8 p. m. daily at their elli otHco ut the Capital hoti'l. Speelal dayi * ' were agreed upon as follows ; Tuesday Iho Mill , school day Wcdupsdny , tin 15th , soldiers' day ; Thursday , the 10th Lincoln day ; Friday , .tho 17th , pioneei day. Un account of the death of Prof Jones , of Fremont , who was superintend out of the educational class , Prof. T. U Ilamlin , of the Fremont normal school was appointed his successor. Arranga monts have been made for railroad traoki to run directly into the ground * , allowing nil stoek und otlier exhibits to bo tin loaded on the urouuds , Public and pri vatu telephone lines were also contractei for by the board. Among other arrange menu made the froo-for-all pr.cing raci was Increased from $ r > OU to $8i > 0 , tin purse to bo divided into fou moneys , 00 per cent for firs twcnty-livo for second , tiftenn for thin und ton for fourth. This is expected ti bo ono of the great races at the fair am to attract some very flirt * pacers in com petition. The Sutton band having olTorei their norvlccs for fair week , the soorotar was instructed to close contract will thorn , and among the new exhibits ar rancod for Professor Htissell , state geologist gist , will hnvo arranged the u/jrcs tnkot from the salt well in cases that will illus train the material of which Nebraska i buildod down to : x depth ol some lwolv < hundred feet. Tht > board prior to adjournment an \olated delegates from among their nuui bor to visit the fairs nt DCS Molnos , Chicago cage , Bt. Paul and Omaha , nnd on their visit to advertise the Nebraska state fair as best thay might and secure special ex hibits for the homo fair whenever they could bo gained. The delegates were ; To visit Omalia , K. J ? . GrinnoH. II. . Nicodcmus } to visit Chicago , J. 1) . Me- 1'arland ; to visit DCS Molncs , J. 11. Dins- more , M. Dunhnni ; to visit St. Paul , Ii , C. Judson. Others were appointed to look to advertising the fair at tlio ( irnnd Island reunion and the firemen's tournament at Fremont , TIII : MUST xr.w mrsixi : lo como with the advent of the new rail road to Lincoln is the Pomeroy Coal company , whose ngcnt , Mr. J. H. Lcmist , is now in Lincoln superintending the construction of building , sheds and tracks for the immense business this coin pan y expects to inaugurate in Lin coln. The Br.K representative mot Mr. Lcmist nt thn Capital hotel and that gen tleman stated that the tir.st loaded train to come over the now road would bo n . solid coal train of some twonty-livo cars , which is now on route for its destination. This special train will DO appropriately decked out decorated on Its line of travel , nnd Mr. Lemi.st says will reach Lincoln to-day. If arrangements can bo made ho will arrange to auvortiso its arrival ex tensively , and advertise in that way the opening of business for the now linn. The Pomcroy Coal company , with head quarters nt Atchlson , handle tlui Rich Hill , Lexington , Cherokee and the cele brated McAllister coal , the latter of which is mined in thu Indian territory. Anthracite coal will also bo handled and wooil ns well , while arrange ments are being made by which the same company will handle stone aud lime from the quarries and kilns at Weeping \Vator. The company's main coal building , now completed at their yards hero is ! JOO toot in length , which , with other buildings , will allow them ample scope to handle a heavy wholesale as well .as retail trade. The prayer iroos up from Lincoln hearthstones - stones that the advent of this company in Lincoln may bo the means of Knocking the former prices and fuel monopoly in the head. KVKXTS IX RKXEK.M , . lirad P. Cook , ono of the force In the land commissioner's olllco aud a Grand i\rmy comrade of wide acquaintance in tlio state , is lying at his homo in this city a very sick man , and his condition is re- ) orte"d as critical. P. W. Wllcox , who has been stopping in Lincoln the past two wonks , departed ycslerday for Norfolk where ho addresses the soldiers' reunion. "Mr. Wilcox will give them n grand speech , " remarked a member of the loyal legion as ho saw the Mondota carpenter in the act of de parture. Dennis Dougherty , a workman on the Missouri Pacific train , was severely in jured night before last , and yesterday was taken to the company hospital at So- dalia. Dougherty was standing with other workmen on a car. and as the train crossed Sixteenth street a low wire struck the men and Dougherty was knocked back on another car dislocating his shoulder and otherwise bruising him. The lucky part of the accident was in that ho was not knocked down between the cars , and in that way been rim over and killed. In police court yesterday J. ,7. Smithn vagrant , was sent up for non-pavmontof n line of ! ? 10. Pat Kinnov was lined $10 for boins ; drunk , and William Heck , Charles Lousthorp , John Doliu , and a man from Waverly who urank under the niuno of lohn Dee wcro all lined for cases of plain drunkenness , all but one paving out. The party charged with an attempt to commit rape had not'dccu captured up to yesterday , and it isthe general imures- sion that ho has llown the country to es cape the law. Mrs. 11. W. Johnson-the , bettor half of the number one clerk at tlio Capital hotel , loft for a visit with Chicago friends yes terday , Mr. Johnson accompanying his wife as far as Council Ulufls. J. II. Threw , secretary of the Lincoln base ball association , has returned from n meeting of the Western league atLeav- onworlh , at which meeting ho was elected ono of tlio three directors of that organi sation. Congressman Weaver , after a four days' visit at the state capital , stringing barbed wire among local politicians , departed - parted homeward yesterday. S. II. Calhouu , of Nebraska City , who is patiently watching and waiting for Judge Post's shoos , was interviewing democrats in Lincoln yesterday. D. M. T-miblin , of Akrou , Colo. , a former Nebraskau , was at Lincoln yes terday on matters of business. Maier Davis , of Sownrd ; John P. Maul , Fairmont ; H , 'J. Day , Grafton ; J. T. AHon , Fremont : Charles Easton , A. L. Wiggins , Omaha ; John L. Marshall , I'awnco City : W. Presson , Greenwood ; L. D. Hcingler , St. Edwards ; 13. C. Cor- butt , Crcsco , were Ncbraskans nt Lin coln yesterday. How They AVork It. Pittsburg Dispatch : "People gel off a great many very ancient jokes about the big diamonds worn by hotel clerks , " re marked a salesman at the Hotel Antler- son last night , "nnd ns a result most per sons have gotten the idea in their heads that those same diamonds are nothing but big chunks of paste. " "Do you wisli the great rending public lo infer thai they are anything else ? " "I do , just that. Most of thu diamonds worn by hotel clerks are genuine. Only last week , while I was at Atlantic City , I saw a hotel clerk from whoso breast ono of thn largest and purest diamonds I over saw glittered. But of course ho didn't pay for it , and to tell thu truth it didu't bpfong to him.1' "it didn't belong to him. " "No , my dear boy , it didn't. Ho was wearing it for nn advertisement. A great many jewelry linns advertise their goods in Just that way. Almost any watering place you may # o to you will sec the hotel clerks blazing with diamonds that will mnko your cyos bulge out. It's a gooddodgo for the jeweler nnd it pleases the olerk.1 ' "Hut how is the Jeweler benefited ? " "Well , It don't cost anything to lot a clerk wear a diamond n few months , and during that time rich visitors are sure to inquire about thu stone , ask where it was purchased , and so on. The clerk ol course tolls what house it came from , recommends Iho visilor lo go thoro. ami oflon gives him a card of introduction to the proprietor scoV" That Torriuio Drain Which scrofula has upon the system mnsl bo arrested , and the blood must bo purl- lied , or serious consequences will unsun , For purifying and vitalizing effects , Hood's Sarsaparilla has boon found su perior to uny other preparation. It o.v pnls iwory trace of impurity from the blood , and bestows now life nnd vigoi upon every function of the body , en abling U to imtirolyoycrcomo dlscaso , Dou-KlKnts in Dakota. Kstollino Hell : A boy about 10 year ; of ago was rushing along the streets of i Dakota town ns fast as ho could rut when liu happened to meet his father. "Hero , hold on ! " cried tlio parent grasping him by the nrra , "You'll make yourself sick running so on such a ho day. Comn on homo to dinner. " "L-l-oggo o' mo , dad , " panted tin half exhausted boy , "lliero's a bully dog light down hero r.ud I wantor g < and " "Dog-light ! " exclaimed the father getting cxoltod , "Grr.at Scott I what un you standing hero for ? Go on quicker 'i lightning and show mo where it is I" am : the boy dashed away making frantic nllbrts to keep from getting stopped 01 by his parent tearing wildly behind. Familiar in our mouths as hotiEohuk words : St. Jacobs Ollj , Itcd Star Cougl Curo. JOHNSON'S ' BLOODY MOON , The Political Luna Thereabouts Beapattcrad With Faction Goro- CANDIDATES THICK AND UGLY Senatorial Aspirant ? nnd Wuuld-bo llnprcsciitattvca li ttic Kleld The Van Wjrclc Unite Tlio Fight at Sterling. Pnct'MSEH , Nob. , August 10. [ Corres pondence of tlio Br.K. ] There is n full political moon down in tlieso parts all covered with blood. Johnson has al ways been an unfortunate county , polit ically spunking , having never received anything worth receiving. It is true that Hon. C. A. Holmes was regent of the state university two or three terms , but other than that , Johnson has always been slighted. The county has been as rich in candidates , all the time , however , as Church llowo in promises. Judges , con gressmen and governors have developed hero on short notice , hummed their little hum , disappeared nnd wcro forgotten. 1'actlonnl lights have oven hurt tlio town's property. From a KKl'L'IIUCAN MAJOIUTV of live or six hundred , a few years ago , misunderstandings and quarrels have re duced tlio majority to such a small figure that the democrats tibout half the tiin'o elect their man. Last fait I ) . 11. Bush was beaten for treasurer by Ocorgo ( lUtavorn , a democrat , and for no other reason than that factional strife and pottj' jealousies interfered. And the struggle for supremacy still goes on. This year a wrangle that oven amazes the "oldest inhabitant" is on. with no assur ance where it will stop or what the out come Will bo.DEW DEW AXI > HOIiMHS will contest their political strength be fore tlio convention as candidates for the state senate from the senatorial district composed of Johnson and Pawnee coun ties. Tins stramro and almost unholy alliance with certain politicians is the outcome ot personal animosity between professed "leaders. " Tlio DAVIDSON AND A1TI.EGCT factions have long been regarded as the two "pawns" striving lor success and demanding recognition. J. S. Lo\y ) has always been allied with the Davidson faction. This year tlio Applcget faction takes "Jake" as its standard bearer , hop ing thereby to bo successful in the skir mish and with the same stone weaken the other side. After hearing Van Wyck's explanation , yesterday , on thu Union Pacific bill , Mr. Dow informed mo that ho was now satisfied with Van Wyck's course , and told me that ho was for him the second term. Mr. Dow was in the house six years ago and on tlio last ballot voted for Van Wyek. The issue in this county will unquestion ably bo Van Wvck or antiVanVyck , and as Air. Holmes is quoted as being bitterly opposed to tlio senior senator , fur will lly from and in all directions. Mr. Holmes has tacked onto his plat form tlio two hobbies : Woman siifTrago and prohibition. In his views on these two questions , no man can doubt his sin cerity , but to be popular it is necessary to lay aside such things. However , both men Imvo many strong friends , and I predict the contest will be close and heated. ANOTIinU riOIIT is on at Sterling , tins county. L. A. Var- nerandW. M. llothell will contest for legislative laurels. Mr. Varuor repre sented Johnson county two years ago in the house A new paper has been started in Sterling lor the designed purpose of booming one or the other of these candi- didates , and the Press there will whoop it up for the other. This will make bad ! blood , and the democrats are keeping their weather eyes turned that way , ami have a halt-living nope-thai they cau build successfully on the ruin this strug gle will cause. Another sad collision happening on the republican track is that of Henry and Osgood. Mr. Osgood is the present prosecuting attorney. That olllco having been abolished , ho aspires to the position of county attorney. On the .sometimes regarded rule of "two-term" theorists , Osgood's many friends demand that ho shall have the ollicc. On the other hand , Henry wants it , and says he thinks he is qualified ; and the difference in their claims is the seconU term gen erally conceded. Whether other places have furnished Van Wyck largo audiences I do not know , but Monday afternoon when the general spoke hero fully six hundred people ple assembled in tiie court bouse squnro , where they listened to the auoech with great interest. Hon. S. P. Davidson in troduced the senator. Thorn wcro more Van Wyok men afler the speech than there had been before. The general's ' explanation of thu kind of u republican he was ; his position on corporation and other important measures , left his ene mies , the imagined politicians , with noth ing to say. It was ; v grand demonstra tion. AL. AVcepiniVutor Notes. A heavy rain fell last night which soaked the ground thoroughly. The last rain was accompanied by a heavy wind which blew the corn down badly. Still they talk railroad. It's a .surety this time the one east of us. P. IL. Flower is at homo from a ; font weeks' ramble through Now York and Canada. A foot race took place on thu fail grounds between K. F. Comer and Harry lluud , where it Is said $ .10 changed hands. . Comer was victorious. Miss Ahbio Heardloy returned" recently from a four weeks' visit in Canada. Mayor Fleming was in Cnster county last week , looking after his real estate interests. W. E. Heed will soon start for Dart mouth college , where ho will enter the freshman class , II. T. Clark was In ( own Saturday looking after his political fences. II. G , Patten received the nomlnatlor for the legislature and S. 1) . Fitohio foi state senator on the prohibition ticket. Senator C. Van Wyok will address tin people of Ciisa and adjoining counties a our fair. Our fair , whlnh opens September 21s nnd continues four days , will bo one o thn finest yet hold. Tlio premiums an many undlavishly distributed ; the spcei programme better than over before , am in fact it will bo the peer of all fairs ii this section this season. The director of the Houlan museum , o Cairo , Kgypt , lias just discovered i mummy of extraordinary valno. It i that of llamescs III. Although fort' centuries hnvo passed over this dead bodj thu face is in an excellent state of pros crvation. It is that of an intelligent nnt reflnud man , but tlio expression of powo nnd will is ICES pronounced. Thu incut ) ii very largo and the teeth are all ii good order. The royal corpsu will bi renovated and sot in good order ; it wil then bo exposed in the Houhui museum where everybody can look and wonder The circulation of the blood quick cued and enriched bears lilo and energy orgy to every portion of the body , uppo tite returns , the hour of rest brings will i t sound rcposo. This can bo secured bj using Dr. J II McLean's Liver and Kid ney llaliu. $1.00 per bottle. A JtOUTE : FOU A Pointers For tlio , Kiiorcetle nml Prospective Builders or ttio O in aim Northern. Mtxrot'A , Holt County , Neb. , August 17. In looking'ovqr the lUi : ; of the -1th hist. , I saw an .item that the Union Pacific surveyors are claiming the country In the vicinity of Nellgh. Uclng a little interested in where they are cal culating to set f heir stakes , 1 would like to suggest that they look over the route from Neligh northwest through the northern uurt of Knox , Holt and Drown counties. The White river has been boomed to death. This county is just what the settlers have made it , and our crops arc as good on an average as any , and better than in a great many new : ouiitic.s in the stale. Relieving that muha is now but western Chicago for all kinds ot produce , 1 think Omalia could iot make a better move for her own ad vancement than to build a line of road northwest , between thu Elkliorn . 'ailway ' and the .Niobrata river , lly so doing Omaha would receive all tljo sur plus of this country , whore to-day she receives comparatively nothing. As wo have but one road , and that the Klktiorn Valley , owned and operated by the Chicago cage it Northwestern company , their rates are so that It is cheaper for us to ship to Chicago on their line than to transfer by other lines. The day is not far distant when the big Sioux reserva tion will bo opened up for settlement , and you would then be the llrst in the iicld to tap that country , which cannot bo surpassed by any state in farming and stock raising. In regard to politics , the Hon. C. II. Van Wyck must surely havenclean walk away , as every one here says that ho should bo returned. It is seldom that we lind a man that has stability enough to stand Independent for what he consid ers right , regardless of parly atliliations. J. M. M. I to.id Grabbers in Western Nebraska. Kr.vrit COUXTV , Neb. , August 1C. [ To the Kditor of tlio UIE : : Tlio fences illegally inclosing the public domain , about which so much fuss was made last year , were at most a temporary evil , as the own ward march of settlers was sure , sooner or later , to cause their removal , but there is a worse form of illegal fenc ing practised exclusively in some of the western counties along the Platte river. Worse , because the fences and incon venience will , unless something is done , last forever. The fences to which 1 re fer are those oroctcd across tlie old high roads on both banks of the Platto. The valley of the Plattc is a great natural thoroughfare , and has been so used from time immemorial. The Indians had their trails along the river banks , the old French traders nearly sixty years ago traveled back and forth along the Plattc , the -IDs , the Mormons , the Pike's Peak miners , the government troops and supply trains luj the different forts , the government mail , the pony express , all passed over these roads which were thus years ago dedicated to public use and have been opcnfed over since. The roads existed before the government surveys were made andon , the government plats the roads are clearly ] located and indi cated. At many points along the Platte , the blulVs approaclrvdry near to the water , leaving but a nSirrcJw passage between , partly occupied by the Union Pacific road. At ether places the valley is broken by marshes , lagoons , sand patches , ravines , so that the old histori cal road is not only the oldest but the best possible roaij , and of all the roads in the state the most" important , as other roads are local , while this is a local and national , it is a through road , and along it each year thousands of Home seekers , with their prairie schooners , pass and re- pass on their way , not only to the west ern portion of Nebraska but bound for Wyoming , the Hlaok Hills and far dist ant Oregon , Idaho and California. It was largely owing to the Platte trail that the central portion of Robraslcalias boon so rapidly settled and im proved oven to the Wyoming boundary. What is the condition of the Platte trail to-day , liccent purchasers of the Union i'acilic railroad land , recent settlers on government land , withas yet , no title , ignoring alike the government dedication of the roads in its surveys , ignoring the publics' prescriptive rights acauired a generation ago , liavo erected villainous barbed wire fences across these roads , forcing the traveler to the right and loft , over blurt's and into mud and sand holes , where no good road can over be made. The Platte river does not run accord ing to section lines and the attempt to force the roads into them will iuere.'iso the distance nearly 150 per cent and in crease the dillicnlfy to travel 150 per cent more , I would like to know whether it is the duty of the respective-counties of the state or of the United States to order the removal - moval of those fences , or is it the duty of the poor traveler to cut the fences and run the risk of being shot for his temerity. II. EMEIISOX , Keith uounty , Nob. Two $6oooo , LO rs. Put Up Against $ IO in a Denver Game of i'okor. Field and Farm : Tim wonderful ad vance in values of Denver property of- times staggers belief. It was but a few years since the corner of Curtis and Six teenth streets , the four lots recently sold by Mr. Tabor for fclO.'i.OOO . , wont bogging for f 300. Thou again thosu two lots at the south end of the union depot , that had long been in controversy for title nnd woru finally bought in by the Union Depot syndicate for $50,000 , wore won at a game of poker a few years ago when that part of tlio city was a howling wilderness. Wo would all have boon rich if wo had only known how things were coming out. This mutter of fortune in the now west has all turned upon the pivot of front and hind sights. Too many of us have an abundance of th6 littler while wo have been wanting Jn Iho former. Wo remember - member ono uvvniiii in I860 , of seeing thu title to thorfo rit'ty thousand dolhu lots at the onU of thn depot put up at n gaming table , us : igalnst a ton dollar note. Ono Mark Ainsben , n jmintor by profession , aml gnmbler by inclination sat in a game o pokur with ouii Habcock a gay gambler and they sweat am stole cards and played for those lots nn til they full to tlui owcrship of thu paint er. Ho thought so littlu of them that ho never put them on , Record , but wont off to the wars and didiL iThcn came a Dutch man , Schwonkoj/n.rul / > settled upon them and 11 ml in ppuguablo possession 01 thorn for twenty-one years , and until the Union depot syndicate needed them when they wuru compelled to pay Inn $50,000 for tlio title ho had acquired by the limitation of the law , During tlieso ono nnd twenty years no ono with a bettor title than Schwunko had , said to him ; "Doltchcr , you get up and get ofl hero , " therefore under the common law of the land this was peaceable possession and thu property was his. Hu is ono o our nabobs to-day. The death rate among postmasters throughout the United States seems to have been over forty-two per cun greater during the first your of the demo cratlo ndministrution than it was during the last year of the republican narty This remarkable increase , from 413 to G87 , would indicate that many republi can postmasters woru so attached to thou oillces that.thej preferred to iUo rather than live In continual anticipation of a democratic successor. KEBRASM'S ' GRAND ARMY. The Eighth Annual Reunion to be Held at Grnnd Island. . \HRIIM .TO to September Inclusive An Interesting Programme oT KxcrcUcs. The following is the prog.'ammo of the laily exorcises at the Grand Island state cunion of the soldiers and sailors of No- iraskn , to bo hold ut Grand Island , Nob. , commencing on Monday , August ! W , and ending Saturday. September 4 , 180 : 0 n. in. Guard mount by United States regular troops. General handshaking. Reception of tlio various posts of the Grand Army of the Republic and visiting lelogations assignment of quarters , U p. in. Involutions by United States regular troops. 0 p. in. Dress parade by same. 7 p. in. Turning over of camp bv re union committee to camp commander speeches of welcome nnd replies. 8 p. in. Grand camp tire in pavilion [ > y members of the Grand Army of tlio Republic. TttllSDAY , AUO ; ST ! U. t ) a. m. Guard mount by United States regular troops. 10 a m. Call of states and nssembly of comrades at various state headquar ters. 10W : ! a , m. Artillery drill of Leavon- worth , Blue Springs and Sidney bat teries. 3 p. m. Evolutions by United Status regular troops. -1 p. in. Attack on Fort Sumter. 5. p. in. Dress parade by United States regular troops aim members of the Grand Army of the Republic. 8 p. in. Complete representation of the final hours in the United States sen ate in 1801 , at llio time of secession , anil reading of President Lincoln's procla mation calling for 75,000 volunteers , closing with grand camp lire in the pa vilion , all comrades participating. WKDXKSDAY , SK.ITKMHKK 1. 0 a. m. Guard mount by United States regular troops. 10 a. m. Assembly of volunteers with squad company regimental and com petitive drill , by the posts of the Grand Army of the republic. 1 p. in. Assembly of comrades and all ox-soldiers by states. 3 p. m. Drill by United Stales , regular troops and volunteers. U p. in. Battle of Helmonl. Grant's first battle in the Mississippi vallov in which the United States A. "Tyler" lakes part and saves tlio general from be ing captured , 4. p. m. Grand naval scene Knglish Cutler attempting to run the blockade nnd capture by blockading squadron. 0 p. in. Druss parade by United States regular infantry , and cntiro camp , in- eluding all members of the Grand Army of the Republic and all old soldiers , and review by commanding officers. 8p.m. Grand camp lire in the pa vilion. TIH'USDAY , SK1TE3UIEIJ 2. 0 a. m Guard mount by United Stales regular troops. 10 a. m. Grand parade m divisions by states by entire camp of comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic. U p. m Assembly of comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic and all ox- soldiers by states , 4 p. m. Grand parade by the "Mulli gan" guards and Sherman's "bummers" returning from a foraging expedition. 5 p. m. Dress parade by the United States regular troops. 7 p. m. Grand naval scene. Fight be tween the Congress and Mcrrimac , in cluding the burning and explosion of the United States frigate Cougtcss a Jine naval scene. 9 p. m. Grand camp lire in pavilion. FRIDAY , SE1TKMWEK 3. 8:30 : a. ni. Guard mount by United States troops. 9 a. iii. Grand band contest with pre mium to successful band. 11 a. m. Assembly ol comrades by states and the election of their ollicers. 2 p. m. Grand complete representation of the great battle of Five Forks and the surrender of the comfederate forces in which the entire force of United States regular troops , and all the old soldiers and members of the Grand Army of the Republic will participate , including L avcnwortli , 131uo Springs nnd Sidney batteries. A line scene. 5 p. ui. Dress parade by United States regular troops , and members of the Grand Army of the Republic. 7 p. m. Great naval scone , engage ment between tlioMouitorand.Jlerrimio. : lu. m. Grand camp fire in the pa- vllion. SATURDAY , SlUTEMIIKK 4. 9 a. m. Guard mount by United Stales regular troops. Homo , Sweet Homo and Auld Lang Syne l v the bands. 'Urcakingcamp. Final hand-shaking and muster out. Recruiting ofliccs will bo open on the grounds on and after Tuesday , Septem ber 1. The comrades of the Grand Army of the. Republic will heartily wqIcomn all old brothors-m-arms and their friends , whether thny aru members of the Grand Army of the Republic or not. Programme in detail will bo published [ before opening day. ana furnisiied to all visitors as they arrive. His "Danily" Job. Chicago Herald : ' ! ! have boon In tlio railroad business all my life , " said a man riding on an Illinois Central train tic. ) other day , "and you can just bet your pile that I have had thcso soulless corporations duud to rights moru than once. " "What road ? " "Well , pretty much all of them. I don't stay long in a place , but it gen erally pays while I do hang on. It was a dandy job I had up in Wiscon sin lately , 'llioy sent mo tin to taku chnrgu of a small junction station where there was considerable travel. The town didn't amount to much , but the ticket sales aggregated quite a neat sum. A day or two after taking charge the mornIng - Ing tram stopped foronlurs , and the con ductor caniulnto tlio ofllco and looked mo' over , as I thought , rather sharply. Hut ho seemed to bu satisfied , and pres ently said : "Look hero , partner , I guess you nrn the right sort , so lot mo aaviso you to sell just as few tiokuts as possible. " "Of course I was on to the racket , and said that would bu all right , and you bettor boliuyo wo worked tlio scheme for all it was worth. Uelng part of my duly to got the mall bag from the postotllco before the arrival of the mail train , I made it a point to bo away from the olhco just at the time when people would naturally wish to buy tickets. Timing myself so as to reach thn depot just about the moment that the train drew up at thu platform , thn passengers had no time to buy tickets , and had to pay on the train. Tliu conductor was a square follow and divided up honosMiko , but presently complaints began to come In from licaa quarters. "Why had the sale * falion elf , and why the complaints that the oilier was never open' " I coolied up os good an excuse as possible , but a few days Inter another letter c.imo inviting mo to take a walk , and I was gentleman enough to accept the invitation without makin any fuss , but I brought away about $ )00 ) per month for my trouble. "Van Huron street I" cried the brakeman - man , and thu miserable thief who hid : thus confessed his own infamy left the onr with thh solf-saUsflcit nlr of onn con scious of having acted his part in a high ly creditable manner. A HEALTHY GROWTH. Show ( UK tlown liittlo Story May In crease In the liapso of Years. A number of years asro , llm Mo Hrynr , who now lives near Kslcllino , resided in northern Missouri , says the Estelllne Hull. Ono day ho crossed Coon crook at an old ford and when lu arrived t town told the story as follows- "I give ther now bridge thor shak tor day and come in by Lon Chapman's old ford. " "Was the water very deep ? " "It was only about u couple of foot. " A year later he was talking with a lot of friends , when some one referred to the creek and McHryar said : "Yes , I calo'lato ther water was pertly mld'ln high in Coon creek last spring. Forgot thor time 1 wnz in a hurry and cut across at the old ford. " " 'Iho water was pretty high , wasn't "You bet it wore. It come right up tor ther wagon box and my off horse had ter swim a little but 1 made it nil right. " Sonic llvo years after ho was ono day sitting in front of a grocery store and told the .story like this : "You know that spring of ' 88 , when ther water were t > o blame' high over in Coon creek V" "Yes. " "It just bil'd , you remember. Well , sir , the day ther brulgo went out i came to town and crossed whovo ther want no ford , neither. " "Wasn't it dangerous ? " "Well , I should just reckon it wuz ! I don't know how deep the water might o' lioi'ii , but there want no bottom. The oldsor'l and bay had ter swim'bout a liundred yards. I stood right up in ther wagon and then 1 got pertty wot. 1 don't want any more such speriences. " Some years alter old Jim moved to Dakota. Ho had been here but a short time when one day he got n i-rowd around him on the street corner in Kstolllno , and said : "Gcn'lomcn , I thought one of yerspoko of Inch water in ther Hig SiouxY Yes , I lowed I heerd it. Well , now , I'll loll yer yer don't know nothing 'bout high water np'n this country. I had a little sporicnee with water down in Missouri tnat was 'bout all 1 wanted. " "How was it ? " "W'y. it wus Iho spring of ' 02. after the hard winter , and 1 crossed the Grand river after or doctor. The bridge was all gone and houses wus floating down like steamboats. I hail a fine team o' bosses and 1 had lor get ncrost , so I just drove right in and made 'em swim. It were on half a mile and it were rafnin * and the waves were a rollin' , but I just stood up'n the wagon and swung the whip.and got aerostat last. " Ono day this week Jim came into tlio Bell ollicu and said : "Young man , I reckon you never had no spcricnco with high water ? " "Not very much. " " 1 'lowed you hadn't. Well , I have. I swam a four-boss team and a stage full of pas'ngors 'crosl the Missouri river once. " " that fact " "Is a ? "You bet it are. You see , I was drivin' a stage in the spring of ' 37 , after the deep snow , and there como up a big storm , jjiid 1 didn't get to tlio river till after dark , but I was bound to cross. The river was foaming and Icapin' and the waves was was runnin' high and it was full of logs and ice and thu houses and men and cattle that it'd washed away , but I just says to my pas'ngers1 'Ladies and gen'le- men , wo crosses fieri' and I drove in. It were two miles to the other shore and dark as the inside of a cow and the rain and hail was pouring down and the litiht- nin'strikin * all orround us but I stood up and whooped a conplo _ o' times and in we wont. I toll yon it wcro a powerful bad place ter bo and thn pas'ngors were mighty skoerud but I just kop * whoopiu and goin" through. Hadn't gone fur when one hess was struck by lightnin' and lloalin' trees and buildin's and cakes o' ice and cattle and incrxrusliin' erround us and riiakm' the cn scdcst noise yon ever hcerd. I kop' whoopin * and larupin' the bosses , but every little while ono of * om would get struck by lightnin' . The current tookns down 'boutfour mile , but the horses kcp' or swimmin' and I kop1 or whonpln * and at last we got over. It wcro tough now 1 toll you , young man , and since then it just makes me sick to hear some of these fullers , that tiovur see nothhi' blsrgor 'u a trout stream , talk 'bout high water. " O' ' Kirk's Gorman i'llo Ointment. Sure euro for blind , bleedlntr , anil Itchlntr Pilus. Oiiu box luis cured thu worst cases ot ten years standing. Xo one need sutler ton minutes after using this wonderful Kirk's ' German 1'ilo Ointment It absorbs tumors , allays the Itching at once , acts as a poultice , gives instand relief. Kirk's ( jornuin Pllo Ointment is prepared only for 1'ilos and Itclilnirof thu private parts , and nothing clso. Every box is warranted by our agents. Sold by tlrutmlsts ; sent by wall on receiptof prlco , 60c ucr box. DR. 0. 0. 1JENTON. Pnor , Cleveland , O. Sold C. if. Gnoodmsn nnd Kuhn & Co. , ISlh and Uouvlu.1 IStb and CumlnK A few days ago a noble carl , an apt pupil of a professor ot boxing , had been dining freely atone of the clubs , and as he passed along the Strand , London , in evening dress , ho canio Into collision witii a notud rough , Stimulated ; no doubt , by the bottle or two of port bo had imbibed , his lordship knocked the pride of Drur.y Lanu down OHO time after the other like niuo-pinst calmly asking for ono aud all to como on. A scientist , discoursing on snakes , said : " 1 am told that out in Kansas thuru are snakes that catch bold of the legs of land turtles , or 'torties , ' as they call thorn huro. A smako will swallow tire hind leg of the 'tortlo , ' and , of course , cannot swallow any more. Then the 'tortlo' ' goes tramping about with the snake at tached to Ida leg , and using the snuko pretty roughly. Tlio snake cannot let go , for its teeth , which arc turned backer or inward , aru locked fast. U keeps its hold until the leg becomes so decomposed that It drops oil * . That fact accounts for the great number of lame 'tortlcs' found in that country. " DR.PRIDE'S ' SPECIAL FLAVORING TRACTS PUBtETAIIO ETRQNCEST NATURAL rnUIT FLAVORS MOST PERFECT MADE Prepdra-l with strict rcttard m Ihjrlty. Ptrcnt-th nnd llcnlttifalnou. lit. IV ico' lUJtlii ' I'uwdtr ociilulan BO Amtoonlu , Mmoor Alum. .Dr. rflco' KJtlructi Vanilla , Ix'iuon.oraoiif , etc. , tlator tlcllcluutlr. ffilC HAWtH fOWOCR CO , , Cltlctjn ami St. taule. O.NK Olt SIOIII ! \\llill.KHAI.F. I 1'AY nit rii > ro a rLngti to all polnlrtilila U < K ) I , ( a - < ; . ! rtit-r * t vut \ i roro fifiut ta ct-ut L , Q , SPEHCER'S TOY FSCTQRY , 221 W. MADISON ST. . CHICAGO , . Children. I'avents are very often worried nbout n chllil thnt show * signs of drooping nml loss of appctitn niul no desire to join In tlio sports of their playmates. It 19 hardly serious enough to require a phy sician , but It is plnlu thnt tlio child nrods something. It Is not prudent to force into tlio young and undeveloped systems strong nml nnusooits drugs , but n iiicdioino tlint will aid , invigorate , enliven - liven and thoroughly cleanse tlio system by gentle means is what is dt-slred , Simmons Liver Uegulator is n medicine of this kind , Tlio child will not rebel against Inking H , because It is not un pleasant to tlio taste ; It docs not compel thnm to remain indoors , and it does not injure or weaken tlio system , It can safely lie administered to the youngest Infant. " 1 hnvo used Simmons Liver Regula tor in my tamily for oiiiht or ten yenra nnd found it the best family medteino i overused for tiny thing that may happen. Ovid Ct. Sparks , Kx .Mayor of Macon , ( ia. Thn unlr perfect substitute for Mother' ! milk. Invnlunbio in cholera Infnntum nprt Toothlnu. A prr-dluontiHl food for Dys peptics , Consumptives , Convnascents. ( 1-erfoct nutrlont In nil WnstlnC Dlaoneos. Krqulrnn no cooking. Our nook , The Cure nnd Foodlnc of tnfnntn , mailed free. QOOUALD It CO. , lloaton. WttB * Cure without modi- A POSITIVE clno. I'nloiitoA Octo ber I" , 187IX Ono box will euro the most olulnn o In fourdnrn ' IUJ No nnusooimlcHo * of cubolis , copaiba 1 of Ntnilnlivooil thnt nra certain to proiluoo dj-spon- fln by divtrorliiii the 1'ivitltiif of the stomneli , I'rlco l.50. Solil tiy nil ilruirnlsU or itmllml on receipt of prlco. For further jitulloitlnM sent forclrculnr. V. a Box 1711. * 3T. C. CO. , Now York. Nebraska National Bank OMAHA , NEBRASKA. Paid up Capital . $200,000 Surplus . 30,000 II. W. Yates , President. A. E. Tou/alln. v'ieo President. W. It. S. Hughes , Cashier. IUIILCTOUS : W. V. Morse , John S. Collins , II. W.Yatcs , Lewis S. Rood. A. E. Toii/.nlln. BANKING OFJ7ICE : THE IRON BANK , Cor 12th and Farnam Sis A General Hanking Business Transacted. Or tinl.lquor Jlnbit , roftltliely Curcil by ActiitlitlMlcrliii ; Dr. llnlncs' Ooltlcn Kjiet'llln , It can beglvon Inn cup of cotton or ten without theknowlcdcuof tbo pcrsou tnkln lt.lt nbwlululy iutrinleHS , and will effect a pHruianrnt nnd npemljr euro. wbctMfr the patient la u moderate clrltikor ot .n uicunollo wrpck , It lian ben given In tlioD * U4'.idiof fxics , and In ln-itincea,6rfootcuro hoa ( olloivoil. It nurur lalK Tha oyslotn oucs Imprcjfiinleil with the t < | wclc. It borompsan uttoj Iuipo lblllt7 for tlio liquor nppvtlte to cxUt- FOIl BALK BY FOLLOWING DnUaOIHTSl ICU1JN & CO. , Cor. IStli nml ItotQKlan. nnd ISlh & C'uiiiliie SIH. , Omaha , I\ct > . A. D. FOSTKH & naif. , Cocnall DlnflH , laira. Call or wrllf fnr pamphlet cnntnlnliiK liundrfJs C * testlmGulnU Iraui tlui bct wuuiwu and meu UtKn lUtnaitaotUi'icoantrv. . . _ . . _ . V/EAK , HERVGUS PEOPLE And others BUfTcitnfr from nerrom ftohlllty .exbausltn chronic iUvuo c * piTiimtuo /hjcllno ot youn < or old are Itosltlrcly cured bj Ur. Ionio' Ian i oils Tlrct ro - Huirniilta licit. Tuu Ute In tao union h ro hwn OURM. yimtiuitlr Colt. Talented ui < i Bold IU . family oan w .ir name btlt. Clrclrla pcniurlo free with mule belu. Avoid worttileen lai- rtauonfl ami bogus oonipanlen. RlertHc Truftics for Ilnrruro. 700 curtdln'tiS. tiQUitutamprorruutipulut. OR. W. J. Haunt. INYMUGI. ; lot WAKASU AY. . ESTABLISHED USEDINALL OVER 200,000 PANTIIE SOO.E9 WORLD Catalogues nnd Trices on application. Bold by alltue best CurrlHcillnlliien nnd Dealers. CINCINNATI. V. S. A. Oihla Adt'rfU. COO-OLN. OXV3VK * . A Ctll < Mr. rirmtnnirt uro for Lull Hanhuoil , Debility , NT. i > ustmwfU'ejLiiftid. ! No quackery. Ii dtpufcha [ Pruoto Hook aint noalviL ( ruo. C1U1S JliiU CO11UWA&0. . N.K Notice to Contractors. NOTICK Is hereby eivon that ttio Uonraof Trustees of thu Auburn School District. Auliurn , Nob. , vrlll rucelro Eoulcil propn < uU far the uruutlou iiu-J cotnplotlou at u two story untl busomant brick school house In uccordunvo with i > liui3.dolaila ! nml specifications mutla by lM. . lillbi Si Co.architects , of Uuiuhu. Plans , JotuLls ami apoclflcutU as may bo soon at the olllco of the Eocrutiiry of tno BCltnol bcar.t , at Auburn , Not1 , , Hnd nt tlie olllco of tno urubltta d.oii Hud Hftcr the BUtoenth ( lu > dny ot A'Jgust , until the tt > nly-sl\th (2fl ( ) duyuf * * - E-UHl.lBSi , Allblda will Lo deposited with the uceretiiry of thu school boiml on or baforu7kO : o'clock p. in. , on the twenty-sixth Wiluy \ of Aiurust , U'Kt ) . at which time tlio bit's will ba oponod. Thu IxMird ri servcn llio right toiujuct uny until lilils. UyOriler of llio School llnnr.l. A. L. 1'HIIV , ri-oshlfiiit. ] ) n. A. OwenuAN.v.Becrvtury. allf.'l-W-sS-SO iHfiluSINESSllREGTORY ItcceiHty HnlIt. Nnwly I'urnis'.ioJ The Tremont , J. C. VirMKHAlAk BON , 1'ropiiotDM. Cor. Hit und I'riU. , LiiiL-oln. Nob. ni\lr l.fjO porUajr. titrcot cu fromtiuiuj to any purtof tlio city. j. ii. w. uKINS ] ArcMteot , Onii-cs 31.Ultuid \ . Kluluti-tU Ulock. Lluoola , Neb. r.lovntoronllin street. Ilrro < icr iu Umodur at rc.ini.r. filloltrlloiiv U.lTTl.S F.il WOODS. Live Stock Auctioneer Rules made In till ptiru of tlio U. H. at fair nuns , Itoom 3 , Ulittu Illoeli , Lincoln , Nuho ( JolUiwuy unil Short Horn biilU lorsulu. . . Farm Loans and Insurance. A Correspondence In i-eirar-1 to loan * Bollcitcd , lloom 4 , Itlohurdl IllocK , l.liicnln , Nob. Riverside Short Hrsis Of btrlttly pura Ilutt-H niiU lliinl numbers nbout m hoti'l. ' TumUles ropresontetl i 1'llboiH , Cn.irje , AcninbH , Hc'iitiM , ItoEuof Slinrons , MUM ' ' < > < > * > Knlvlitly lliioUc'asci * , I'litt C'ruokonni ; ilary. * , l'liyllUM , l.ountu mid True : I ovcs bull * ftr niild. 1 I'ui-o lluio * 1'ilburl , 1 I'uro Hutu ' rni'iB. 1 li.-oot ! ( Klmion , I Vouu/ < rr. 1 I'uiu friilck Sluink und Dilicifl. Como unit liuix.Tt tlio lurl.UdrC63 , CHAS. > l. IIUAN- BON Mnculii .Not . , , ) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ When in Llnoaiii Hou ut National Hotel , Anil K'-t u aouj aluoor lor 'v > c. I'roy.