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i THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THUBSDAY , FEBRUAKY 10 , 1887.
THE DAILY BEE. PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. TEHMS or sutnenirrio * : Dully ( MornlJK Edition ) Including Sundrir Ilrr. Ono Yunr . . . . . . . . . . . . $100' For Six Month * . Jm Tar Three Months . 2 6 ( Tim Otnnhn Htimlnr HKE , tnnllod to nny i , Uno Yunr , . , . . . S CX Orricr , No. 01 ANI > 911 PAHVAM Frnrrr NKW roiiK urnre. Itoou CA. inini'.XK limuiivn WAem.NUTO.v ornct.No.M3 FoeJitTitxTiiSTiitEr co nnes POM DEN c t Alt communications minting to now * nmlcdl torlnl matter PhuuM bo ul-iroMoJ to the Kui 7011 Of TUB llKK. IIUSINCSS i.Krrr.nst .All btttlnetfl letters nnclromlltnnctjflionM 1 > < ndllrOJUCfl to TlIK IIE PUIlUStllMI COMI'AVY OMAHA. Drafts , cliorM ntul po'tnfllco orilur ; to bo mndo payable to tlto ordsr of tlio company IDE m POBtlSHIpTSpAlir , FR3PfllEIOHS , E. HOSEWATEK , Entroit. TIIIO IA1I < Y JJI5E. Bworn Stntotncnt of Circulation. State of Nebraska , 1 _ . County otDoitKlns. fSlS > ( Jro. U. T rscluick , srrrotnry of The lle- < FuIillMiliift company , does nulrinnlv. swr.f that the actual clrrulntlnn of the Daily lici lor the week cmllnp 1'cb. 4th , lbS7 , was a follows : Baturav. .Tan. 2'J H.BSi Sunday. Jnti. ixi Kir > , M on day. .Inn. ! tl 14.72 ! Tuesday , Ken. 1 13.lt ? ; Wednesday. Feb. 2 U,01i Thursday , Feb. n 14.0TI Friday , Feb.-J 14.071 Average ' liEO. H. T7.SCIIUCK. Bubicrlhpd nnel sworn to In my prcsonci this Oth dor of February A , I > . ,1bi7. N. 1 > . Kntr , , ISKAhl Neitnrv Public ! . Gco. 1) ) . T/flclinck , bcltifr first duly sworn deposes nnd says that ho Is secretary of Tin lle'G I'lihlHilnircomimny , that flic nctnnl nv crniro daily circulation nf the Dnllv Dee fo tlio month of Fonruarv. 1881was lO.fi'J. " ! copies for March , IbW ) , 11,537 conies ; feir April 18M ) , 12.191 copies : for for May , IBM. 12,431 conies ; for June ) , IBM ) . 12,203 copies ; for July IBbO , 12,314 copies ; for Alienist , 18NJ , 12.4& cnplesforSoptomlicr ; , 18SC , lU.tWO ropies ; fo OctobeT , l&SO , 12'JSU copies ; for November lasq , 13,3-18 conies ; for ne're-inbor. 1880 , 13,33' ' copies for January , 1887.10,200 copies. QEO. B. T/SCIIUCK. Subserlhcel nnel sworn to before mo tills btl dav eif February A. 1) . 1837. [ SEAUI N. P. KIII. : . Notnrv rubllc. TIIIY : may have spectral horses in St Louis , but it may bo safely remarked tha Chicago spooks carry sandbags. IK Je ) , so James is in Arizona and Hrig ham Young in Lincoln , their dopartce friends are to bo congratulated. AN Ed. Karns is in the Wisconsin legis lattiro. A sigh of relief follows when wi sco tluit lie spoils his name with a "K. " ANOTHER ship will soon bo placed ii our navy. When it is completed , flgurin j from the present basis , the United State will then have two navies. WITHIN thu next six months struct ca faro in New York , will bo reduced to ! cents , and by the Fourtli of July Omaha' street cars will bo honied. TuintG is talk of an extra session of thi legislature. A constitutional convontioi bill will also bo introduced. And tin woods arc a great wnys from Lincoln. AMONG the crowd of men always crying for tlio dear old Hag and n dearer appro priation , Bob Furnas extends an itchinj palm , and modestly asks for live thottsani dollars. Tun Missouri legislature is serious ! ' considering a bill which proposes to di nway with bucket shops. Colonel Jamo ; seems to liavo a civilizing inlluonco ovc Iho people of his native state. liENiiv WAUD BKKCHCU says winter i the cheeriest season of the year. Mi Boeolior is probably hedging , and tryinj to induce himself to believe that all tli seasons will bo winter bye and byo. WHEN the Nebraska legislature ad journs the members go to the bosom o tlioir families. In Missouri both house tnko their recess in hunting coons. Am it is said that it is almost impossible t got a quorum as long as there is a coci track in sight. Tun ambitious llonrv Wattcrson say "Secretary Bayard lives in a pcach-blov vuso a thousand miles beyond tlio moon.1 Wlulo Mr. Watlorson lives in Kentucky with nothing resembling tlio secretary' ! castle , except , alasl a jug or two contain Ing pcaoli-blow tint. IT is stated and not denied , "that Mlsi Rose Cleveland will soon marry n youii clergyman. " It is generally tlio casetha tlio clergyman does the marrying. Uui elnco reading that poem wo see that Sistei lloso possesses many attainments. Shi may bo a justice of the peace. WIIKN Frank James paid the freight 01 n box of eoodg , the other -day , from McCook , Neb , , to Indeipondoncc , Mo. , he immediately appeared before a justice o the peace and with tears in his oyei solemnly swore that ho aiovor before know what train robbery meant. NoiiTHWK3TiuN : Nebraska is prcparint for u spring boom of unparalleled dimon Bions. lloporta from the most weston counties are filled with news of a coining rush of settlers into that section , whicl five years ago was without pormauon rcsietents. Thousands of aores of gooi land now unclaimed will be oceuplce before summer sots in by immigrant ; from the east anxious to secure a frci homo before the government lands are exhausted. Tjiufiouso lias passed the bill providing for the olootion of register of deeds ii counties having 18,000 population. Tin vote given was decisive of the necessity which is generally felt that the duties o county clerk and recorder bo sopara ed In Douglas county and in several , ottioi counties in the state tlio clerk lias all tha ho can properly do in attending to tin legitimate work coining from the counti commissioners' room. The work of re cording the Hood of instruments whii'l ponra iu upon his oflice ruub . . bo largely haudud over t ( I' the supervision of his deputies I ; The bill as passed is frco from tiie ob joctionublo features of those proposed a other sessions. It makes the register i salaried olliecr and not dependent tipoi It , the fuus. There Is a saving to the count ; | ] by this ohango of fully $13,000 n year When the law goes into effect it is to bi hoped that Instruments .will bo mon promptly put on record than it seem possible now to da under the rush am hurry which prevails In our present over worked county clerk's olllce. INFAMOUS. In the sixteen y6nrs smco 1 Imvo beer editor of Iho BKE I have been Ihrougli many personal anil political conflicts' 1 have had my olllco burned dowirovci my head by a hired incendiary , have been assaulted oy bullies and rowdici several times , and lampooned , villitlci ! nnd slandered by imbecile and envious competitors. Hut never has warfare been waged against mo nnd tiiis pnpci ir.orc maliciously , nnd never has there been such a desperate and disreput able oflbrt made to mislead UK publio with regard to my motive : nnd conduct ns that which the confodor ntcd Omaha dailies nro making in con ncctlon with the now charter. It ii simply infnmout. A gang of dissipatct adventurers , who for tlio time being have editorial charge of these papers , have banded themselves together with tlio job bers and railroad lobby at Lincoln to de feat the Omaha charter bi' means nne methods which no decent nnd honorabli man can sanction or justify. At tlio out set , while the charter was under discus sion ut , Omaha ami tlio varioiti provisions were given to the pub lie , they had no fault to find When the committee of fifteen had fin islied their work , they commanded it When tlio delegation hael made ccr tain changes they suddenly discovorci that the whole charter was rotten to tin core , honeycombed with jobbery nne purposely drafted to nelvanco my per sonal interests. From that day on , no content with slandering me , they havi heaped upon the Douglas county elclega tion tlio vilest and most uncalled fo : abuse , Senator Lmingcr , tlio head o the delegation , who enjoys tlio highcs respect and confidence of this community nnd state , wns wantonly dcnouncce as n mere brainless too nnd an unprincipled rogue. Senate Tzschuck , who has been secretary estate state for four years nud whoso roputntioi for integrity and honor hns never bofon been questioned , has been lampoonee and belittled as a moro dummy. Am the remainder of tiio dolgation.who havi maintained tlioir honor against the moa persistent pressure , have been draggee through the mire and hounded from da ; to day , because they had agreed tc stand as n unit in support of tli charter. But moro infamous nm disgraceful yet has boon tlio coursi pursued by these sporting editor , in deliberately falsifying every provisioi of the charter for the purpose of crcatinj prejuelico among the people of Omalii and misleading the legislature. I wil only cite a few of the many glaring false hoods which have emanated from thesi editorial bushwhackers within the past tei ' days. They charged that nobody coule bo a councilman in Omaha unless In owned real estate worth § 2,000. The ; have been proven liars 01 that point. They charged tha the bonrel of public works wouli have the city by the throat , and no im provement could bo made without the ! sanction. It was shown that this wa equally untrue , and that tlio mayo nnd council , ns they have always had had the final veto power at all ooints They insisted that the charter was n rail on tlio water works company. Tim ; dropped this when it was shown that tli clause was inserted for the benefit of tli water company and nt their re quest. They have charged that tli charter will give the councilrcci and city officers an opporunity ti enrich themselves by being interested ii contracts. Section 171 of the charter pro _ hibits any councilman , city officer or em plo.yo from becoming directly or indi rcctly interested in any contract bid o letting under penalty of removal , impris onmcnt and fino. They have chargoi that tlio printing clause woulel put $10,00 or $50,000 into tlio treasury of the Bni : Judge Savage , who is ns impartial as nn ; man in the city nnd who represented tli opposition to the charter nt Lincoln publicly dcclnred before the delcga tion that tlio provision on print ing was as fair as anything could be It docs not award the printing to th paper with the largest circulation , bu leaves the council to take into consideration tion the relative circulations in nwardin ; the bids. Instead of costing 150,000 tin printing will cost loss than ono-lonth o that amount , and I have publicly , in casi the BKE receives the award , gtiaran teed to elo the work for ? 5,00i a year for the next two years Wo get moro than.that from n number o leading merchants at prices fifty per con higher than tlio city will bo obliged t ( pay. So much for the "printing stca which is to enrich me. " And now those cut-throat journalists devoid of nil shame nnd decency , havt the nudacitv to charge that the com promise ofl'ected between the Douglai delegation nnd representative busincs men of Omaha who came to Lincoln fo : tiio purpose of saving tlio charter was i corrupt ' compact between inysol and tlio railroads. This absure story was concocted on Tuesday night nt the Capitol hotel by Iho notori oils Paul Vandervoort , who ten years age narrowly escaped the penitentiary foi inciting a murderous assault on mo by i negro bully. It so happened that 01 Tuesday night I occupied room 10 nt tin Capitol hotel , which joins elirectly will one of the rooms which the railroai lobby makeis usu of for their nightJ\ orgies. Kvory word spoken was dis tinctly heard in my room. It WA then unit therej agreed , after tin : compromise had been announced that this would bo used as n Doonwranj ngaiiHt nip and tliat n. joint o'fTort ehouli Lu made all along the line to make It np pdar that I had surrendered railroad tax. atiou und sold out the taxpayers m in ; own interest. "This. " the genllo Paul Vandcrvoort declared would "break Rosowator's neck with the working peo- pie who attended the rally last Satur day. " I nm therefore not nt all turprisnd at the great stress which is laid by nil tiic wrecked nnd rcaelcrless rivals of the BEr upon tliis outrageous compact of myself with millionaires nnd monopolies , The truth nnd the whole truth nbout the compromise is this : The outrageous lyinp nbout the charter , provisions , coupled with the pressure from the railroad lobby and the Omaha paving and street clean ing gang , had delayed tlio bill mid made its passage by n two-thirds vote In tlio scnato eloubttul in spite of Saturday's mass meeting nnd the monster petition of Omaha taxpayers anil business men. At tills critical juncture ; : delegation of heavy business mon , headotl by Henry W. YaleC. ) , . W. Hamilton , P , E. Her , W. V. Morse , nnd Ben Gallagher , came elowu to Lincoln with Judge Savage ns their spokesman , to urge ) n com. promise. At tlioir invilntlon the Douglas delegation was called tocothor.nnd Judge Savngo appealed to them on behalf of out city against antagonizing tiio railroad interest too much , lie called nltentioi : to tlio fact that the union depot wns about to bo built , the Iowa roads to cross the river , nnd several im portant railroad connections wore on tlio point of being secured for Omaha. While admitting the righteousness he eioubtod tlio wisdom at present of push ing n sweeping city taxation clause which might bo used against us by rival towns. Ho called for : v comparison of views by the delegation ns to what was the real moaning of Mr. Connell's pro viso. A majority of tlio delegation de clared that they understood when they voted for it that it meant to tax tlio real estate of railroads , excepting the road bed x > r right of way occupied by tracks. Judge Savage and the other representatives assured tlio delegation tint they also were in favor of taxing all lots owned by rail roads that were not actually occupied and used for railroad purposes. Upon this basis , namely , that in the future city taxes should bo paid by railroads for all Ifiiiels occupicd.by elevators , warehouses , coal and lumber yarelg , smelting works , etc. , whether inside or outside of the righl of way , Judge Savage elrowup an amend ment to the railroad tax section in the charter. The delegation , excepting Sena tors Liningor and Tzsohuck who line : gone homo , agreed to the change solely to save tlio charter , and they alsc agreed to stand ns a unit and to oppose all further amendments nt all hazards as a matter of safety to the charter. I hat no vote upon this question and , while 1 reigret the concession , regarded it as an important advantage gained in the mat ter of taxation nnd the best way out ol the deadlock. The editors of the oppos ing papers were present. They heard the : discussion nnd took part in it. Not one word diet they say against the compro mise. But now these coparceners oMIir paving and sweeping contractors , win attempted to throttle free eliscusaion at tlio charter meeting on Saturday , charge mo with betraying the people. Such shameless hypocrisy is without n parallel in this state. It is a defiance of nil thu elcconclos of honorable journalism and comes with decidedly bad grace from men who have scarcely liveel long enough , in tlio city to know the names of thn principal streets. Fair minded men wili not countenance such work. K. HosnwATKU. Arc They Knelorsecl ? Senator Caspar hns gathered n Inrgc collection of statistics relating to Nebraska - braska railroaels. They are full , inter esting nnd instructive and nro uf.net as basis for an excellent argument for the railroad regulation demanded by the people of the state. But where did Mr , Caspar secure his figures ? Have they been endorsed ns correct by the railroad organs and secured the seal of approval from the odicos of general managers ? le ho certain that they include every item which is tabulated in freight auditors ofliueis , concealed under the " .slush fund" account or adroitly incorporated under headings not intended for public consumption ? These nro vital questions , On their nnswor must depend the value of ills figures. Hocognizcel authorities have no weight with Nebraska railroael managers if tlioir tables furnish an argu ment against the extortionate impost * under which tlio people of this state are sufl'itring. An industry which collate ! and an energy which compiles are "mnlioo"nnd ignorance If the result is an arraignment of corporate abuses. Nc figures which elo not lie on the railroad side will bo permitted to fro unchallenged during a session of the Nebraska logisln turo. The railroads hire statisticians bj the year. They do not propose to pcrmil their province to bo invaeleel. That Printing Steal. Ihoro Is ono section of tlio city charter and ono only , which lies at the bottom of the opposition of the Omaha press tc that much needed reform measure. Tha ! is tlio suction relating to tlio city adver tising , The business proposition that papers bidding lor the city's advertising shall accompany their bids with a sworn statement of circulation sends cold chills of horror down the backs of the Hun's envious contemporaries. They insist that such a regulation woulel bar them out of the competition because they elaro not expose to thu publio the wretched pretenses under which for years they have boon * * attempting to gull advertisers and readers. When reputable papers throughout the country are voluntarily piinting elay by elay their circulation statistics in order that patrons may know whether they are got. ting the worth of their money , thla proviso vise cannot be elonouncod ns unfair or unusual. Tim city is as much entitled to the knowledge ) of newspaper values as advertising mediums as tlio merchant tea a knowledge of the values of the good ; ho is purchasing. As a matter of fact however , the charter proviso on printing eloes not require that the city advertising bo given to the paper having the largest circulation without regard to the price charged. It requires only that circula tion shall bo duly considered , It protects tlio city .still further by insisting that the paper securing the city advertising shall not charge the city a higher price than the lowest rock-bottom price charged te any of its patrons. Nothing could be fairer or more liberal to competitors 01 more carefully watchful of the hiternste of the city treasury , The milk in the precious cocoamit oi the opposition of certain editors to char te - reform -Was fdlly expose * ! when the claim was made that such a provfslor would take the city advertising out ol the list of party perquisites nnd put it on the level of business competition. It the eyes of honest ; mon this will not b ( considered n grnvo objection. Unnelnll to Carlisle. When wo referred yesterday to the correspondence respondonco betwce'n Mr. llamlall am Speaker Carlisle , representing the eiivis ions of the democrats in congress on tin question of revenue reduction , tlio ct peeled letter of UIQ former in response te the communicationof , the latter had no npponrcd , It has now been mnelo pub lie. Mr. Carlisle stated for himself nm his followers that the revenue measure framed by Mr. llamlall would not bo nc ceptnblc to them without certain change : nnd modifications which were suggested Ho proposed two methods of testing tin opinion of the democrats of tlio house 01 the bill , ono to submit it to n caucus , ill parties to bo bound by its action , and au other to go into committee of the whole As anticipated , neither of these prop osltlons wns favorably regardeel by Mr Kamlall. lie coulel see no necessity fein n caucus 111 this case when it was not re quired to deal with other important subjects jocts , ns tlio silver and pension questions The bill in question provides for the re peal of the tobacco tax , nnd Mr. Hanelnl desired to get this proposition before tin house by a suspension of tlio rules The plan was not favorcel by tin speaker and failed. Tlio letter o Mr. Randall expresses rcgre that the speaker could not sco his wa : clear to allow this plan to carry , talks o tlio grave responsibility of opposing tin desire of two-thirds of the house , assort that the country is watchlngwith intense interest the action of the house on thi : subject , nnd nflects solicitude for tin " " who would bo "oppressed taxpayers" re lioved. of taxation to the amount o $28,000,000 if the tobacco tnx were re ponied. Never hns Mr. Randall moro com ploteiy shown the shallowncss nne hypocrasy of his professed dcsiro to ro licvo the people of burdensome taxatioi than in the present instance , and si nearly confessed himself driven to tin wall in the effort to find a conveuion subterfuge by which to obstruct and de feat tlio oflbrt to secure a needed rovisioi of the tanll for the reduction of revenue Every sentence of his letter to Carliili denotes conscious weakness nnd reveal palpable insincerity. Dofcatcel atn dis lioncst game , with tlio instinct of i trickster ho seeks to divert attention froii himself by chnrging responsibility 01 another. lie will not succeed. All in telligent men , protectionists ns well n revenue reformers , understand the tricl ho sought to play and its pur poso. They know that his scheme is from first to last a mockery of tin urgent demand of the people to bo re lieved of unnecessary and oppressivi taxation. A repeal of tlio tobacco ta : would reduce the ravcnuo , but it woule give no relief to tlio people. As Mr Manning correctly saiel in his annual re port : "Nobody pays n tax on tobacce except the consumers of tobacco. Tlioj nro willing to pay for tlio luxuryanelnsl no relief. " The abandonment of tins ta : would nrobably not make a difference o n dollar n year to the largest consumci of tobacco. But the loss of tlio revenue from this source woulel help to fortif.i Mr. Randall and Ids protectionist follow crs in their hostility to a reduction o : tariff duties , from which the people would obtain relief , nnd it is solely will this end in view that their efforts are elirccted , The country is to bo congrat ulated upon the fact that they have beer foiled , and that their failure has served te bring out moro clearly and unmi&taknblj the hypocrisy of their professions. KINGS AND QU12KNS. The Emperor William has chanseel hi : habits , anel now sleeps hi a warm room nne takes food every two hours. Prince Albert Victe r of Wales has com pleted Ids twenty-third year , but is still one of the least known members of the roya family , lie solelom appears In public. Tlio baby king of Spain , says the Lomloi Graphic , Is a line , linnelsonijo child , who on .joys robust health , and doe's credit to the im mense amount of care with which ho is sur rounded. Prince Alexander , late of Bulgaria , con templates a visit to the United States nrx autumn. Ills mental ns well as his physlca condition Is reported badly shattered by the events of the last six months. The emperor of China Is the shortest mon nrch In the world , being only five feet tall tlio Emperor William , of Germany , Is the tallest , being just six feet ; Prince Albert , o : Germany , nephew of the emperor , Is six fee six inches tall ; the emperor ot Itussln I : nearly six feet. Queen Kaplolani , of Hawaii , will leave shortly for a four month's visit to England She gives the United States the go-by , prob ably because she feel.s more at homo on i right little , tight little Island. Queen Victoria has ordered from a Lyom firm 3.800.000 pocket-lmiielkercbiefs with hei picture ) an them , for the occasion of he : coming jubilee , thus preparing the way fo : the hardest and most extensive blow he : dynasty has yet received. The empress of Austria has been studylm the English language , and she Is said to hav < surprised the emperor the other day by call Ing out : " 0 , dry up em that old chestnutl1 She will flnel Itn beautiful lan.uace wher she gets down to the foundation. On April 4 Queen Ylctorl ! will sail for the continent on the ro > al yacht Victoria am Albeit. Tlio public relubratlon of the quoen'i jubilee will be held June 20 , the day lixed foi the thanksgiving fccrvlco In Westmlnstei abbey , which her majesty will nttond. Queen Victoria's bonnet might not fit hei eldest son , but should she take a notion te dolf her crown during the jubilee year ne doubt the prince would niako the roya bauble stay on Ins bald spot. Abdication I ; believed to be amonfj tlio possibilities. Princess Beatrlcu will her husband occupy n most sumptuous sultu of rooms at Wlndsai castlo. The drawing room Is elucoiateel will thu most deltatu tints of gold unit very pale blue. Special apartments have boon sot apari for the royal b.iby ; tUese , tooaro luxuriant ! ) I'rlnco Henry , of Hattenbertr , has fallen Into tad disgrace with Queen Victoria , When he went to liurklnvham palace to rop- rcbe'nt the queen nt the Idilesk'Igh memorial services he staid out two nights , eolng one evening to the theatiennd the othur to the circus. TheijUten was exceedingly wroth , and the reckless joiing man will not airair be permitted to carry anlsht key. Slmnvil SI ail n I ne. CMcagt ) TrUw\t. \ Secretary Manning lias never boon sus- pecteel of alack of stirowduess. He know * that a good , solid bank Is not going out ol oflice two years hence. A Unit to tlio rmelies , \VMhlniiton \ KijiiiliKcan. If ladies In our street cars would try to bf about half as polite to'eacn other as gentle are to the laillos , the situation o'uld l > e in&rvclously Improved. Modern t'lirnscoloRj- . When you want to bo complimentary yoi say n man has a large brain ; when you wlsl to be the other thing yon call It n big hcsel Modern phraseology is mighty queer , any how. _ _ February , dntolnftfe Vein Hwten HYiJrtman. Above the earth , purseless nud colel , Low bends the gray , storm-brewing s } ' > \ Idle nature's forces manifold In Icy bontlaso silent Ho ; In gleaming phalanx , far and wide bti etches a nebulous , snowy tlele. But underneath this shroud of snow Throbs promise of a sure Increase ; And llfo In every active gleiw Flows from the source which cannot cease : 1 torn tiniest root to topmost bough It swells the red brown leaf buels now. Oh , mortal I ot but surface slpbf , Tell how is wrought this mlraclp ; How underneath the winter's blight Spring imlsos sure. thoiiKh mystical ; How nature's force , through slot m nnd calm Works out its grand , tilumphant psalm. STATE AM ) TBUltlTOItr. Nebraska Jotting * . Orel is on the lookout for n creamery. Lotip county's expenses for 1837 are estimated at $1,100. Tlio Union Pacific stock yards at Scoti : have been onlargeel. Fifteen Grand Army posts have beet instituted in this state eturing January. The Otoo County Fair association hni been reorganized with n capital of fi5 ! , lUoommgton hns sent James ami Abra ham Laudroth to tlio penitentiary fo : three years eacli for cattle stealing. Superintendent O'Urion of tlio state fisl hatcheries lias gone to the northwesten part of the state to plant 33,000 younj. speckled trout. A crcnmcry company with a capita of $7,000 has been orirani/cd at Aurora D. F. Ulmcr , of Hastings , Is the movinj spirit In the enterprise ) . Tlie Hastings waterworks , nt n rcccn test , sent aloft three streams with n pros sura of seventy-two pounds , The work ; are pronounced first-class and the best ii tlio state outside Omaha. Mrs. Hill Kelley , n Grand Island pan per , quarreled with Monroe Taylor he cause the county had not sent her grui with sufficient promptitude to nppcnsi her nppetitc , nnel when Taylor tolel hei to "get out1'and slammed tlio door in hei face , she stamped and raved nud tore : hole in tlio door with a pistol. The bnl passed within a few inches of Taylor * ! pie-pan. A hungry lunatic is as danger ou.s as n mail eiog and should bo muzzled A mammoth specimen of thnTrisoculu : Uostogomgus has been unearthed from the bottom of the Missouri river at Rule To the clever wooel carver of the Bridge man , scientists nnd the rest of innnkiiic are indebteel for a paralyzing picture o : tlio beast. This antieleluvian monster ii described as part boast and part reptile with n neck as long ns a winter's coal bill and the teeth of a cross-cut saw The Darwinian links look like the plume : of a ba.iel master on parade. Tlio stem aeh denotes the capacity and assurance of n railroad lobby. A brief stretch o : nn imagination can see tlio mighty Bos togonipus plowing the billows of the Council Blutl's bottoms , chewing sun flowers hero anel corner lots there , will a desert of "interjacent loci. " Wil wonders never cease ? Iowa Items. Dubuque has four lines of railroads. Atlantic's system of waterworks , whicl cost $100,000 , have at last reached a pay. ing basis. Fort Madison is looked upon ns the site for $ ! ! 0,000 knitting factory by in diana capitalists. Red Oak lias regular monthly live stock sales and the peoulo of the county fiuel them highly advantageous. "Shall Wo BoroV" shouts the Burling ton Hrwkeye. It is needless to say thai tlio town will continue business at the old stand. There were thirty-six boys and thirty- seven girls born in Scott county last month , and forty-seven Hiuerals anel thirty-one weddings. The Cfarinda Herald lias invested in a Cottrell power press with foleling attach ments , and issued a twelves-page town booming edition to celebrate iu prosperity. A blooelcd cow on a Powcshiok county dairy fnrm has given birth to n tailless heifer calf. Those who have endeavored to extract the lacteal fluid in lly-timo will hail this as n needed reform. The total number of school cliileiren in Iowa is 0 7.878 , of which 821,07 ! ) are : m.iles and ! )12,005 ) females. Thu numbetr in Polk county is 18,717 , of which 9.G7C are females and 0,141 males. Tlio perma nent school fund of the 'state is ifl,183- U4J.01. Four of the county superintendent * elected in the stntei last fall have resigned their positions , which nro now filleel by appointments made by the board of sup ervisors of the respective counties. Tlio resignations nro : D. Miller , of Jnspcr W. J. Meelo , of Leo ; Mary C. Brown , ol Van Duron , and U. T. Toye , of Kossuth , Tlio granulod o of tlio Iowa Legion ol Honor will meet in Dos Moines , com mencing March 1. It will hold its session in Good Templars' hall , nnd probably remain - main in session three or four days. This organization is confined to this state , having frntcrnal features as well as an insurance of $3,000 to each member. II lias a membership of nearly 0,000 , anel there will bo in the neighborhood ol nearly 200 delegates in attendance. Mr. C. L. Zorbaugh , the winner of the college oratorical contest at Des Monies last week , was overloaded with nn en thusiastic welcome on his return to Fair- field. When tlio train pulled into the depot the band played the "Conquering Hero Comes. " Ho wasplnced in n cutter to which was attached long ropes , and the hero of the occasion was drawn to tiio city by an immense delegation ol students nnu citizens , preceded by the band nnd followed by a torchlight proces. . sion. Fireworks nnd red lights were set oil' nnd the town painted n brilliant hue , Dnkotn. Turner county is in debt $31,000 , Lennox shipped 71.00'J dozen cggtf last year. year.Water Water soils at twenty-live cents n barrel in Gettysburg. Farmers of 1'ankton county say the snow is plenty to bliuw a good start on crops in the spring , Lincoln county has $14,000 in its treas ury , n tine court house and a quarter sec tion of land suitable for u poor farm. The Indians are surely bee-emiing civi lized. Up in Bugnor , tlio other day , n gang of squaws brought coal into town nnd traded it for corsets , Tlio total number of original entries at the Aberdeen land office in IbSGnmountcd to 4-15 ; total number of acres newly en tered , 70.U00.70. There were 580 final proofs , representing 87,800.23 acres. Montana. Northern Montana is cove'red with snow to an average depth of twenty inches. What Is known ns the "nnnox" of thn International hotel at Helena was burne-el recently , involving u loss of from $12,000 to $15,000. Coal is scarce at $ GO a ton in Bcnton. The thermometer was CO degrees beilow zero on the 3d. " .Never before , " writes a resielunt , "have we had such a pro tracted colel Buai ) of equul severity. The loss unioiig cuttle must be dreadful. To mnko the mnt'tor worse there is n grow ing scarcity of fuel hud provisions Ii town nnd tiio spirits ot the people nro a low ebb. " Two cowboys In Montana ciech deposited posited $ ; 00 with n friend , with the agreement thnt the first one to get ninr rleel witiiii > ten months was to got the boodle. They both tailed te catch on nnel therefore , according to the contract the stakeholder rcceivoel the $100. A prominent cattleman who hns driver cnttleuicross the Crow reservation elur lug the past season , estimates thnt the Crow nation has received during the summer season of ' 8l ! about $10,000 ns n revenue for permitting cattle to cross the reservation. AN HNTHUSlASTtO MUKXING. The Cretans CryliiR CmHnUronel Competition , CitETK , Neb. , Feb. 8. [ Correspondence of the BIE. ] One of Iho most hnrmon ions nnd enthusiastic meetings over ns scmblcd in Crete , met in Band's oporr house on Saturday night to devise way : nnd means to liuluco hither one or more of the railroaels now looking towareh the central part ot Nebraska. Speeches wore mnelo by seivcral business men win were willing to vote aid to any reasona blc amount for this purpose. A com. mittco of fifteen wns appointed for the : purpose of gnthprinjr statistics nnd te confer witli various rnilroael manage' ' ments. Crete is possessed of tlio vurj best water power in the state of No- brasKa. At present two grist mills , will : a capacity of 200 barrels of Hour per dnj each , situated only a half mile apart arc running night anel elay. They elo not ittil Ize ono naif the power of the elams , which could bo greatly incrensrd by rnising them two or three feet. These mills ship in tlio bulk of the wheat used anil send out many hundrcel cars e > l Hour nnel feed during the year. Being locatcel in a fiplcnelid corn growing district tlio cattle , hog and sheieii interests are by no means insignificant. The stockmen as well as merchants anet lumber dealers are especially tuixlous to have a competing line to Omaha nnd ro- eun'vo the benefit of your excellent stock market nnel eastern reinels. The largest nursery in tlio stnlo nt this point ompwys from bixty to elghtv hands and is nn extensive - tensivo shipper. Two Inrgei elevators , many thousand bushels of crib corn , n brick yard , brewery , and wholesale- ice elouot , nro nlso important attractions for freight handlers. Dbano college with its 140 students from various parts of the state , a German seminary , nnel the per manent establishment of tiie Nebraska Cliniitnunun , nro n fuw of tiio features which will make the passenger trnlllc to and from this place a special inducement. The population of Crete precinct is nearly four thousand , and of Saline county moro than twenty thousand. The low assessed valuation of tiie precinct nnd county is $150,000 and $23 000,000 re spectively. It is estimated by experts that if twelve foot dams wore loentoel along the Blue , at necessary intervals , upwards of two million five hundred horse power could bo obtained within the limits of Saline county. Our people ) nro nnx- ious and willing to confer with the man agement of the Missouri Pneilic , Neirtli- western , Rock Island , Milwaukee & St. Paul or any other line of road that will corno to this city anel partake of our patronage Strong resolutions vyoro unanimously adopted , nnel there is a united determination to have another railroad. The brick is now on the ground for a new creamery backed by n homo company with $10,000 capital. A largo seed house hns been located nt this place nnd a canning factory is on the tapis. First come first served. Wo might also mention tlio agricultural implement houses ns a factor in tlio line of freight in- duceirs. There are live establishments of this kind in the city , nnel ono firm in formed mo this morning that its freights into tlio town amounted to more than ono thousand dollars last year. Grand Island Items. GIUND lsi.ANDNeb.Feb. 9. [ Special. ] The Grand Island Independent is nbout putting m n new two-revolution lloe press , nnd when they net into the now building , which will be very soon , they will turn tlioir evening daily into a morn ing paper and run the dispatches. This will be a very desirable change nnel n grent convenience for the counties to tlio north nnd west of Grand Island. The increase of population in Grand Island for 1880 has been between 50 nnel CO per cent , and there are now in this city about 8,000 person. Few towns in tlio state can make such a showing. The Baptist college eliel not materialize for this city at the Lincoln meeting of tlio committee of that church on the 3d iust. , anel the postponement till May is very liable to throw Granel Island out of their list of Indeleirs , ns wo understand the Evangelical Lutheran ch'ireh has gone to work like beavers to take in the oilers made ) by the people of this city to the Baptists , nnd if they decide to locate in tills city before May we learn they can have the bonus and thnt will give Omaha a clear fielel for bideling on the Baptist college. The people ) of our city is largely Lutheran , nnd will lend AH earnest support to a college to bo man aged by that the denomination. They , the Lutherans , lire also desirous of locat ing their state publishing house hero , and as they have a valuable ! property in tlio business portion of the city on which to locate it , it wili be among the probabili ties of thu near future. There is grent interest being taken by thu people gen erally for an educational institution in tills city , and it will get a hearty sup port. The railway prospects of Grand Island nre very good , nnel wo have line prospects of at lenst two lines tlio present senson , but Grand Island is not flourish ing any artificial booms not substantiated by facts. Our city eioos not believe in inflation of prospects to deceive , but those mnking their investment hero /ind / thorn worth one hundred centbon the del lar. There Is noeloubt but Grand Island is the best business center in the .state west of Lincoln , ns ovielenced by the amount of business actually done. Over fifteen thousand cars were shipped and ivcuivod in this city during the your 1B80. The express companies' receipts for the mime year were SJ75.000. The bonrel of trade in this city under the reorganisation is actively nt worn nnu will rouiul up several now enter prises in tlio way of manufacture's. Tlio nature of these will bo fully describee ! by your correspondent ns soon ns they tret on nn active ) footing which will ho in the is.irly spring. The now hoard hns three timeis the ) membership of any similar or ganization in the city nnel the mteircht shown IH far beyond the ejxpeclation of the most banguine. The city elections nro being diseussejel , but the issues will be purely local ami deal only with the method of manage ment ot tlio city government. It lams now as though it we > ulel bo n contest for ilio raining of the preisent license of $500 to 11,000 , Some of tlio saloon men favor this and a public honlimcnt is growing in tts favor. Jt is generally conceded there arn too many saloons , a faet known to those favoring thnir cemtinunncu as well as those opposing. Thorn will bei n weeding out of more than half by the change ; as none of thu smaller concerns can ullbrd to pay tlio $500 and should It bo doubled only the moil profitable and best managed could exist. The Baptist und Presbyterian churches nro holding revival "meetings. Thu for mer with bomemicccss asaelditions to the fold amount to about sovonty-fivo. A. W. Cunipboll.slierifrof Harpy county , was in town yesterday morning. That Coal Has Been Dis covered in Omaha Thurc can now bo no doubt. The most skeptical are ready to admit that such is the case , and the future of Omaha Is solved beyond a doubt. Man ufacturing of all kinds will bo in full force within one year. Packing houses will spring up like magic in South Omaha. In fact we can not hold Omaha down. Now is the time to buy Do not wait , as property is advancing - * vancing every day , and you are loosing money every day you wait. WE HAVE SOME TAKES THE LEAD. Everybody is rushing for lots in this addition on account of its location. Be sure and look at this addition , Lipton Place , before buying elsewhere. First come , first served , is our motto. We Have Bargains in All Parts of Town In improved and unimproved property. Carriages at the floor at all times to take you ut. Call and KGQ ir ROOM 9 , REDICK BLOCK ' '