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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; . FBIPAY. MARCH 4 , 1887.
0HE ? DAILY BEE , PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. nrum or 8tm. < ciitrTioj ! J > i llrMorniif ( ( I'xiltlon ) Including Sumlar . . Bet , On.i Yonr . 11001 yorBlxMnnttn . HI For Three Months . 2W fflio Omalm Hmulnjr llKE.rflnllod to any , Uao Year. . . . 2 00 OMAHA Orrirr , No. mi A.MI FAHXAM flrnrrr. NUT VOUK orrifK. Ilonu itt. TntmrvK niMi.nisn. WAXUI.1U1UN UrMCE , No. 611 KOUIlTKt.N f II BrilLKT. connr.st'oxnrNCE : All communications relating to noTK amlntl' torlal mnttor liouhl bo tul'lroisotl to tlio Lui- Ton or Tint UhK. All liu'lncis li'ttnrn nnil roinltlRncos should lie Militmod to TUB Her. ruiiMHtll.Nci COMPAIV , OMAHA. Drafts , oheuks nnil po U > mco onion I to be uiaclu payable to tlio onltr of tlio couipuuy. THE BEE PDBLISBIlS15pHT , PROPRIETORS , E. ItOSEWATnU. KniTon. THE DAIhY Bworn Statement of Circulation. State of Nebraska , 1. , County ofDoiiKlas.8-8' ! . ( Jen. 11. T/sehuck , Bccrotary of Tlio IJee Publlshinc company , does solemnly swrar that the actual cirrurntlon of the Dally Bee lor tlio week ending Feb. ! Bth , 1887 , was as follows : . Saturday. Feb. 10 . KM Sunday. Feb. 20 . WV Monday , Feb. 21 . J , WH Tuwelay. Feb. Si . 1UM Wednesday , Kub.23 . H.OTO Thursday , Fell. ! M . HW Friday , Feb. * - . VU25 Averaeo . . 14.201 tiEO. H. TZSCIIUCK. Subscribed In mv presence nnrt HWOI n to bis- fore we this With day of February A. D.lbS > 7. N. I' . KKIL , ISKALI Notary J'ubllc. Ceo. H. TrHclmck , holnc first iluly sworn , deposes and wajs that he is secretary of Tlio Hue I'utilNiinir coinpnny , tlmt the nctuM av erage dally rlrculatlon of tlio Diillv Bee for the month of February , 1830 , was 10,603 copies ; lor March , ISbfi , 11W7 copies ; for April , lbW , 12,101 copies : lor for May , 18SO. l'J,4S9 copies ; for Juno. IBM ! , 12ai'8 ' cople ; for July , Ittoo. 12.S14 copies ; for August , 1880 , 12,4&i coplesfor. ; September , IBbO , la.OiX ) ropies ; for October , IbbO. 12,0 $ ) copies ; for November. 3880 , 13M9 ! copies ; for lcceinber , 18bO , 13,337 copies for January , lbS7. 10,200 copies. QKO. U. TZ.SCIIUCK. Subscribed nnd sworn to belole mo this 8th davol February A. 1) . lb 7. ( SEAL. I N. P. Fin : , . Notary Tubllc. WITH Miss Van Znndt in wax and Spies In a noo.HO it would indeed bo a quiet fain- THE adumbrant form of Sara Born- i-Jinrdl this week appeared before n Wash- | -Jngton audionco. SPIES will get a new trial pretty soon. ho will know for certain whether lovely Nina is to bo a widow. THE man who called Ell Perkins a lint ' Certainly had no acquaintance with thai jnan Parks tlio reformed informer. p ANY member of the Douglas delegation I Who allows himself to bo tampered will : ' by the oil room lobby will be called to a Btrict reckoning. I ANOTIIEK bridge across thn Missouri , a Cable car line and countless brick am ! Branito blocks are a few tilings cnumor ntcd in Omaha's boom. It , CoNOitfss adjourns at noon to-day and If the legislature of Nebraska could have 1 fccen induced to terminate its toil there ff Vrould bo great relief to the pcoplo a : Svell as the papers. AN extra session of the senate wil doubtless bo called by the president t ( act upon appointments , and Nebraska' : democratic congressman will now conic forward with his requisitions for pat ronage. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ MR. WATTKKSOX devotes considorabli of his valuable time in writing articles t < show that Mr. Cleveland cannot bo electci ngain. So far ho has not given an opinioi as to what chance Henry George wouli stand. Mu. YOUNO held out bravely ugains the blandishments and throats of tin railroad and pavers' lobby. If he weak ens now the workingmen of Omaha whoso representative ho is , will know tin reason why. AMOKO the proceedings of the last da ; of the forty , in which bills may bo intrc duced , it is written that "Mr. Colby introduced troducod two now bills. " Of tlio sovera hundred presented by the Gage count statesman an anxious public wonder how many of them will bo passed. AND now Kussoll Sago is In trouble A woman for whom ho speculated , sue him for losses sustained by what she i pleased to term his "bull-headed ignor nnco. " Before Mr. Sago is throug ! with this matter , ho will doubtless believe liovo that woman is a greater institutioi than our navy. is n brief reference in a reccr number of Science to a remarkable cas in which the breath of an individual , o rather the eructations from his stomacl took fire when brought in contact with lighted match. The article did not saj but it is supposed Uio person referred t was a Lincoln lobbyist. Mit. Boy is playing the same ol game. Ho doesn't want to bo renom : natcd mayor. Ho would'n have th ollico if it was tendered on a silver sa vor. But his underhanded work again : the charter shows that ho is not only dli gruntlcd , but has a llngorm hope of another term. These ui his old tactics. Ho ni Want the oflico two years ago , but quiotl worked up his boom by the bogus cit zons' movement When ho found tl council against him ho threatened to n aign. At the end of the first year ho wr still mayor , but warned everybody tht the re-election of Bcchol and a mnjorit against him would bring disaster o Omaha in the shape of his rcsignntioi Bochel wns re-elected and the council r < nialned adverse , but the disaster has ni yet occurred. IN thu Chicago Times of last Mondu appeared a special from Lincoln with onsatlonal report about alleged bribei in the senatorial campaign. Sever members of the lower house were name us having been offered bribes in the ii terost of General Van Wyek. Two i thcso members were promptly lute viewed by the editor of the BKK abe r this report , nnd both very omphatlcal declared that they knew nothing whfl ever that would in any way justify sui k a report concerning themselves. Tin xprcsscd much surprise that their nam hould be coupled with such a charg nd thought that it emanated from aeasatioual reporter. Now another part hankering after notoriety , bos struck tl Mtmo maro's nest , but ho1 cautiously i Jtaiaa from naming his informant. BloStinno'a Organ. The purchase ot the Herald at the price paid , Including tlio real estate , is doubtless - less a coed venture if regarded as a com mercial speculation. Uut as a move by n luoky and ambitious politician to sccuro a personal organ to still further ndrunco liia political fortunes , wo predict that dis appointment will ensue. In the eastern stales the practice of ownership or con trol of newspapers by politicians to sound their praise , print their speeches , defend their votes or nets and at all times to advocate their political advancement has long since grown into "mocuous desuetude. " As the press grew strong Us members found moro profit , independ ence and self-respect in serving the pee ple' : ) interests than those of any individ ual , and even where the service of the public to that of uu individual was not preferred , tlio papers worth buying be came too valuable to be bought by poli ticians , whoso usual capital consisted In personal ambition and the hope ot gain from the public ollicc they sought. lint as too often happens the worn out theories and practices of the cast , in this as in other respects , have been transferred to the west , whcro the rapid acquisition of fortunes in mining , grazing and real estate usually begets the desire for political distinction and leadership. Great and rapidly ac quired fortunes seem unsatisfying to men of the west unless they can bo made instrumental in securing political pre ferment , nnd to this end most of them lavish money recklfssly and unscrupu lously at primaries and conventions , at the polls and in the legislatures , and in the purchase or subsidi/.ing of newspa pers , until it has become tlio reproach of the west that quickly acquired wealtli controls all the avenues and steps to political preferment from the ward caucus to the United States Ecnatc. Colorado is a case in point. KvSena- tor Hill paid $ 180,000 to buy , and thus to silence the opposition of the Denver Tribune , the paper itself not being worth probably a third of that sum. Ho also partially or wholly owned many other papers throughout the state , and in his political contests ho has squandered what would be adequate fortunes for many men of moderate desires. And yet all his money and newspapers failed to sccuro his re-election. Kx Governor Tabor is another man suddenly become rich , who was infected with political am bition , lie was made lieutenant gover nor , then strove to be governor , then United States senator for a full term , but only secured the sop of a thirty-day va cancy , during which ho made himself as ridiculous as n man of his antecedents might bo expected to do. Then he strove again to bo governor and failed , and will doubtless continue to strive for that or other ollicc so long as his lifo or his money last. In nil these contests ho lias been the credulous and most easily-im posed upon man conceivable ; he has bought his newspapers , as usual , and poured out his money like water. In these examples and others that could bo cited there is & warning for John A. MnShanc. Of course his eye is upon the United States senate. His election to the house as the result of an unworthy republican nomination has given him the idea that ho is the coming man of his part } ' in the state , and ho believes that a personal organ aim the closing of the breach botwcon the packing-house and slaughter-house factions of his part } ' , which ho hopes thereby to efl'eot , will pave his way to Senator Mnndorson's seat. But it will bo strange if in his case , as in that of others , his organ docs not prove his ruin. When a man's own paper lauds him , it is to the public ear like the tinkling of brass and the sounding of cymbals. The independence of the paper is known to be gone , and its influence goes with it. Personally John A. Mc- Shane is a worthy man ; as a politician he has made the mistake of buying an organ A Small , But Happy Surprise. Occasionally there are happy surprises , They are in store for us all. They are slow sometimes in making tiicir appear ancc. Vet they generally come along The gratifying information comes from Lincoln that the governor has signet senate iilo number four , fixing the ma\i mum passenger rates in Nebraska ai three cents per milo. While this has beer the rate in eastern and central Nebraska on railroads known as "first-class , " thosi living west of the 100th meridian have boon compelled to pay four cents pci milo ; while on roads rating below first class , three and one-half cents have beei oxactcd throughout the state. Now al roads in all localities in this state wil charge the same throe cents per mile While railway legislation is badly ncodcd it has appeared from recent happening ! at the capital that no relief whatovei would bo oflbred. This now law offeri nnd guarantees relief from cxtortionati passenger rates In the locality when relief is most ncoded. An imaginary line is no longer considered. The bil presumes that in a state so populous ai Nebraska there can bo no "class" of rail roads. On the principle that a half loa is bettor than none , so small n slice wil bo accepted if that is all that is oD'ercd o can be obtained. The reduction is no much. It is a little , however , and a sto | long needed in the ritrht diroction. Am while it is but little , it is yet a happy sui pnso. 3. The citizens of the western part o our state , those who open up the conn try and make it possible fo railroads to operate , will yc bo compelled to suffer the outragcou freight ciiarges which have cripploi them in all past years. They will b ruthlessly plundered for two years more And if it continues lawful for railroai managers to swarm the state capital a each session witli their hirelings am henchmen , the hope for relief at an time remains a dim picture. Whim th inter-state commerce law is put in opera lion we shall look for a moro liberal rate Hut oven thenwith classifications to inyt tify and experts to explain , the mcrchan doing business in thn country town , win purchases small bills of goods will n doubt continue to pay unreasonable talk The government law will regulate coi tain kinds of transportation. Yet absc lute relief cannot bo offered. It gonoi ally requires state laws to govern state : They must conform with govorumon laws. Certain restrictions and requirements monts may uo necessary in Nebraska while in other states the needs am wants might be directly opposite. Who is needed now and what has long bee wanted in Nebraska , is , plainly , a lai preventing railroads , operating witlu the boundaries of our state , from wreck ing towns , plundering the populac < monopolizing necessary articles of food nnd fuel and at the s.tmc time compel ling them to carry products of tlio farm to eastern markets only at reasonable prices. The duties of common carriers should bo defined. It ought not to bo their privilege to have n horde of town-site unmade * following in their wako preying upon prosperous communities by exacting "bribes' * and "gifts , " or wrecking towns when their illegal demands are not granted.Vo hold that a railroad company has no rltrht to organize or countenance the or- gani/.atlon of bands of vultures and bum mers and give them its protection. Almost every town started in Nebraska during the last ton years has been com- 'polled to experience the raids of Uieso unscrupulous schemers. The pcoplo of this state have been long- sufluring nnd kind. The } ' have scon their interests absorbed nnd their wishes laughed at. They have given and given when they knew the exactions wcro legal ized robberies. As a rule the masses nro slow to move. They net with caution , but always with precision. They will suffer just so much nnd no moro. Mark this prophecy. Unless moro railway legislation is secured than the simple re duction of passenger tnrin" , there will bo a grand uprising of the people two .vcar.s hence. And it will bo a sorry day for those who have been so prominent this year in defeating the people's expressed wants and desires. The KnljjlitH nnel the Pope. In view of the hostile attitude of the supreme head of tlio Catholic church to the Knights of Labor , as expressed thronjrh Cardinal Tascherean , of Canada , last year.tho published report of Cardinal Gibbons to the propaganda on the same subject is worthy of special notice , not nly as showing a wide difl'erenco of pinion between the heads of the church n Canada and the United Stales , but as giving evidence of a change of views by he pope himself , for it is clear that he propaganda would not have given tit for publication &o strong an argu ment against its previous decision if it lid not foreshadow a change of that de cision. Cardinal Gibbons reports how care- inly and thoroughly the commission of wolvo archbishops , which assembled in ialtimoro in October last , considered and nvcstigatcel the constitution , laws , pur poses and practices of the Knights of "v.\bor , and that only two of their num ber voted for their condemnation. Ho explains how entirely frco the order Is rom the objection of the church to secret societies , and explains not only its entire accordance with our laws and institutions , : it least in its aims if not always in its methods , but the social condition of labor and its relation to capital which justify some kind of organisation of the former to secure fair treatment from the latter. His defense of the aims of the Knights of Labor Is very frank and logical , and can- : iot fail , we think , in presenting the mat ter in so now and convincing a light to Leo XIII. as to secure a reversal of his previous decision. In summing up the cardinal suggests some prudential considerations why the hurch should not bo arrayed against our American labor organizations , chiefly because American Catholics do not admit that it is a question alluding any doctrine , and therefore not within the province of the church to deal with. Ho plainly tolls the propaganda that its condemnation would bo rebelled against and could not bo enforced ; that it would bo dangerous to the reputation of the church in out democratic country , and ruinous to its finances by the cutting oil'of Peter's pence. It Is one of the strong points ref the cardinal's plea that ho urges the propaganda not to allow the church to be branded as "un-Ameri can. " His entire argument , as well as the events connected with the suspen sion of Father McGlynn must make II clearer to the council at Homo than evoi before that whenever the church is ar rayed against the individual nnd political liberties of its votaries in free America , the church will have to go to the wall. The far-reaching power of the church in past ages , or oven in the present ago , in old Catholic countries will not bo sub nutted to hero. When D.iniel O'Connell said : "As much religion as you please , but no politics from llomo , " ho exact ! } expressed the feelings of Catholics in this country. So long as the church con forms to the spirit of our frco institutions - tions it will maintain its power and ex tend its influence on our soil , but when it forgets that this is a democratic country , self-governed bv a free people it will find the rebellious spirit of 1771 latent but living. Hut the church is wise , and it will fine reasons enough in its varied history ami expcrionecs for gracefully yiuldinp whom prudence dictates. It could gnir nothing in a conflict with its American children , and it would lose its stronges supporters in the world to-day. Fo those reasons , moro than because tin cardinal thinks the organization of tin Knights transient , there will , wo think bo no condemnation and therefore IK conllict with Mother Church. Not n Happy Political Family , The Now York Times is authority fo the statement that the democratic part ; in that region "is in n condition of vor ; unstable equilibrium" "It has , " say ; that journal , "moro leaders than it car safely carry , and as many opinions urn policies as there are sides to the promi nent public questions of the day. " Thii will nnswor very well as a description o the situation of the party as a whole , am still representing hostile policies regard inc the distribution of patronage with Unn dull and Carlisle pulling in opposite dircc lions on.tho tariff , with the secretary of th treasury arrayed against the majority o his party on the silver question , with th representatives of the party in congress gross divided into hostile factions am waging * against each other a relentless lontloss warfare , surely the democrat ! party is more severely alllicted with wat ring leaders nnd different policies thai any other political organization In thl country has ever boon. Nor does then appear to bo any promise that this sltun tion will bo improved in the near future On the contrary the Indications are that i is likely to become worse. Recent oir cuinstances ore contributing to a ilissen sion and an increasing disturbance. But wo nro immediately concernoi about the state of affairs in Now York which it may bo remarked has mor than a local significance. Whatever al fccts the unity and harmony of the dc mocracy of Now York during the ncx fifteen months nuvt iy.uo n national in terest. Thn ntuatlon which is described by the Times in the ilanguago wo have quoted appears tobo , duo entirely to the now celebrated letter of Mayor Hewitt , contributed to the literary part of tlio banquet of the Young Men's Democratic club of Brooklyn , but suppressed by the president of the club in deference to Governor Hill , and slnco made public by its author. We have heretofore called attention to this precious epistle , sug gesting at the same time that it was likely to create n commotion. We arc therefore not at all surprised that it has done so. Wo now supplement our first suggestion with the prediction that tlio commotion created will bo felt far enough in the future to have an import ant effect upon the democratic vote in the next national campaign. The present consequences are very nnrked , and from a party point of view serious. Mr. Hewitt stands unfal teringly by the views expressed in the letter , which were unfriendly to the methods of organi/ed labor , while he at the same time reflected sharply upon democratic lenders who uphold these methods in order to sain the Inbor vote. It was a startling attitude for so promi nent a democrat as Mr. Hewitt to assume , but it is found that ho has many reputable members of the parly with him. On the other hand , some of the leading local democrats arc forcibly disclaiming nny sympathy with the attitude of Mr. Hewitt ami allege that ho misrepresents demo cratic sentiment. A speech of one of these , Judge Power , delivered at a dinner of the county democratic committee , in which the cause of labor is extolled and the policy of calling tlio labor vote baelc is urged , is referred to as the true ex position of the feeling of the democratic party toward labor. The friends of Gov ernor Hill , too , are disposed to resent tlio imputation upon him conveyed in the letter of Mr. Hewitt. Thus two factions , holding opinions sharply at variance , have been created in the democracy ot New York by this controversy , and the two most prominent party leaders ot the state arc distinctly , ar- aycd against each other. At the same line orious dissensions have broken out In tlie ranks of the Brooklyn club , which threaten to destroy that organiza tion. It is dillictilt to conceive of . * moro inhappy ana inharmonious political fain- ly. Meonwhilo , what must the labor of the country think of the unmasking which this noritention has effected ? Must not tlio ( ilfect inevitably bo to shako its confidence in democratic professions of friendship ? Mr. Hewitt may not have been discreet in this in tti'.r , but he was honest. Ilo candidly confessed his hos tility to organized labdr , and with equal candor ho exposed ( jio insincerity of other democratic leaders who coquet with labor simply , to use it. Disintegrating i'amlunclcs. It cr.nnot bo doubted that in the course ( of time the British possessions in North America will declare their independence of Great Britain. Thismay , not happen in the no\t or for several generations , but it is inevitable'that ' with the growth of these possessions la population nnd wealth , with the succession of people upon whom the constraints of tradition nnd the sentiment of loyalty would rest very lightly , with the progress of the now advancing idea of homo rule , with the Incentive to independence that comes of self-conscious power , and with the ex ample of the United States constantly exerted ns a powerful influence , Great Britain will sooner or later bo compelled to surrender her colonial possessions on this continent. Practically imperial con trol in the provinces of North America is now little moro than a matter of form , The government of Canada never makes a demand that is not acceded to by the imperial government. There was no dif ficulty , and not much delay , in securing the assent of the crown to the legislation greatly enlarging the power of the Cana dian authorities for seizing American vessels , although palpably hostile to the United States. The disposition of Eng lish statesmen in recent years has al ways been manifested in the direction ol cajoling and placating the majority son timcnt of British subjects in Nortli America. Othcrwiso the existing polio } of the Dominion , which antagonizes thai of Great Britain , would not have been permitted to stand. Otherwise the course of the Canadian government in relation to the fishery dispute would not have been allowed to go to the extremity il has , compelling this government tr adopt a policy of retaliation. Englisl statesmen have for moro than a genera tion understood that the price of colonial loyalty on this continent is concession te the colonial sentiment that is in the majority. Nevertheless this has not wholly stayee the .progress of the disintegrating ton dcncics. They have been crowing steadily , and in some quarters rapidly They arc most conspicuous in the mari time provinces , but they are present ii greater or lea's degree everywhere. Tin more active growth of the spirit of revolt volt against the imperial government it the maritime provinces Is duo to the fac that they have boon niada to feel mos severely the displeasure of the loyal clo incut that wields the pqwcr. Their in terests have been ncglec/ed , their right ignored , their appeals jlisregardod , al by way of punishing their p.ist contu macy. The affect has certainly been dis astrous to them. They have sufTorei and are suffering' , as the recen accounts of deplorable , hardship am privation in Newfoundland and Nevi Scotia amply attest. ' AnU they are bear ing disaster and suffering with most ad mirablc courngo , while proclaiming will greater firmness than cVer what they believe liovo to be their righl,3. , . Thn recent address iofr the Newfound land legislature to tlto imperial government mont voices the prevailing sentiment ii the maritime provinces , and may provi to bo the first act of n most interostinj crisis , In which nil of them will bo in volvcd. The one condition against siicl a crisis is of course the comparative helplessness lossness of these provinces , which nr not so well able relatively to assort nm maintain their independence as were th American colonies , poor as they worr The aggregate population of iho mar time provinces of the Dominion andTfew foundland does not oxcecd a million an a quarter , and they have few resource and little credit. But the dellberat stand taken by the people of Newfound land will not bo abandoned without semi sort of a struggle , notwithstanding th decUiou of the colouial rtooro fary. They will attempt a resistance of the further invasion of the nghtH they claim , and the force nnd extent of tlio resistance will depend upon the outside sympathy and support they can com mand. It may bo feeble nnd short lived , ns the circumstances would seem to suggest , nnd yet it might become serious. In nny event , It must be re garded as striking evidence of n prevail ing temper hostile to imperial control which is not confined to Newfoundland , ns later events will undoubtedly show , nnd which is very certain to grow under the Influences wo have already Indicated , TUB senatorial dead lock in Now Jer sey has been broken by the election of Kufus Bloodgett , a democrat , by the aid of republican votes. Tim election of n democrat , or no election at all , has ap peared from the beginning to be the only possible outcome of the contest , and in Unit view the defeat of Leon Abbott , who has resorted to every disreputable , illeiral nnd revolutionary party device to sccuro his own election , is a subject for congrat ulation. In the senatorial elections so far the not republican loss is only one. Wo lose one In Now Jersey , but we gained one in Nevada. The Turplo elec tion in Indiana will doubtless not stand , nnd the one really lost is in California. The republican majority in the senate is small , but it is solid. Bv asking for a too extended scope of retaliation , the house periled tlio success of the measure altogether , and it is n sub ject for congratulation that it has re ceded and accepted the senate's bill , which confined retaliation to tlio prcciso subjects and cases involved in Canada's unfriendly and , as wo hold , illegal con struction of the existing treaty of 1818 , and of the commercial arrangements made in 1830. When retaliation in kind has been tried , should it bo found inade quate it can bo extended. Bettor that than to go too far nt first. Tin : Hev. Henry Ward Bocchcr after endorsing certain brands of soap as "su perior , " now comes to the front attesting the excellence of certain newspapers. Mr. Be.ccher , in his way , is a wonderful man. It might bo added that ns yet ho has not endorsed cither of our esteemed contemporaries. defends the Knights of Labor. He maintains that the spirit of the order is in accord with the teach ings of the church , and predicts that the order will finally accomplish 'gratifying results to nil classes. A HIM , appropriating over three thous and dollars for the relief of Otoc county In the prosecution of Qtiinn Bohanan , has just passed. This murderer has proven all but a mnscotte to the state of Nebraska. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ KA.THEK than be called a back-pay grab ber , Mr. Majors files a protest on the twenty day oxtention. The Ncinaha statesman could avoid any such sus picion by refusing to accept over ? 3 per day. = - - = A OUEAT deal of trouble , according to reports , is caused in Chicago by money counterfeiters. If they would try to counterfeit decency there this would bo a far better world. IK Mrs. Druse had lived to sec some ot the wood cuts purporting to bo her pict ure , she unquestionably would have thought that aftorall it was well that she was to bo hanged. TIIKSK balmy days suggest the thought that tli3 actor of high tragedy who has about completed his winter's engage ment , will soon be looking for a situation , IK the charter isn't worn out in going through the hands of different committees we have an abiding faith that it will finally be passed. NOT at all n sporting man , yet Cleve land has ills Trotter , just the same. THE FIELD OF INDUSTRY. Electric Hcht enterprises are springing tic by the score. Twenty-four strikes are reported In various parts of the country. The spinners of Fall Illver have sent In their request for an advance of wages. Wiiffos have been advanced at six places In Pennsylvania within the past few days. The Harmony mills , at Colioes , Now Yoik , run moro looms than all the mills In the state o Georgia. Material tor water works and cas workf nnd pipe material of all kinds Is In vcrj active demand. Cotton manufactories are to bo built a * Charlotte , N. C. , at Tuscaloosa , Ala. , ant Columbus , Miss. Some of the New England cotton good * manufacturers are feeling the pressure o : Georgia competition. At no time have as mnny manufacturing enterprises boon projected as nt this time they cover almost every branch of manu facturing. An immense Iron works In Illinois , ncarlj opposite St. Louis , built by a German syndi cate twelve years ago at a cost of 81,500,000 Is to bo started up. Notwithstanding the high porloctlon whicl the Gorman cotton spinning Industry ha1 reached , a largo number of spUinera havi kept their plants running at a loss. There are nearly 150 Now York journey men plumbers receiving strike botiolits , am they nave been out six months. The ap prentlceshlp question is the trouble. A law has been passed In Maine forbidding nny child under fifteen years of age working when the public schools are In session , am that minors muter twelve years of ngo shal not be employed at nnv time. The I'lttsburg bricklayers have agreed t work nine hours. The puitdlers are all t\h \ cussing the cuaneo to bu mnile In the Jul ; scale ot wages. Plttsburg will soon ha\e Oi puddling furnaces In operation. A Philadelphia llrm has just closed th largest single blast furnace contract In Ala baum tlmt has over been made In America and work will bo begun at onto. It will talc nearly n year and a half to complete the en tire woik. The makers of mining machinery , hy draullc pumns , ere crushers , nnd of all ma ehinory used In gold , silver , copper and coa mining , are busier at this time than they hav been lor many years. The output of got and silver Is Increasing. Some of the large corporations of Massa clHisctts propose to test tliu conitltutloiiallt ot the weekly payment act , on the groun < that If a corporation and an employe see ti to agree to monthly or any other payment the state tins no right to Interfere. A largo amount of English capital is flnci Ing Investment in American mines. Th KiiKllsti are studying ttio mineralogy of th United States and am apparently determine to capture tlio most desirable mint1 ral probi bllltlesand will work tttem to their utmoi capacity. The Knights of Labor movement It pr < creslne steadily In the southern states. Klchmond alone nas twfinty-sK local assem- bllM which meet every week , besides two district assemblies which meet twice n month. There nro more s ombllos being organized nt the present time In the .southern states than In nny other section of the country. The dyers' strike In Pntersou Is closing down n good many mills ; there are only nbout 3.000 silk operatives now ut work. One concern has given In. For nil this , capital ists nro Interested In silk mills and the fu ture ot the industry seems bright. American silks are making their wiy , nnd slllc culture Is bulii ; , ' stimulated nil over the e mm try. IjOllt. Clilcaao Tribune. This Is Lent. So Is n great deal of mnnoy nt extortionate rates of Interest , If legislators nrc not mistaken. A Set ( loll I-ook Ahnnd. Mtnncnvoll * Trtb'ttif. ' The Indiana legisl.ittiro has appropriated 850,000 for the erection ot n hiiino for the feeble-minded. 1'ieparlng a place whore they may pass their declining yeais In peace eh' . ' Tlio Rcnl Obstructionists. Clcreltiml.rmirr. . In Ohio , and In this country generally , practical tompuranco icforiiis may be looked for from the republican party , while little else than obstruction can come from the third party piohlbltlonlsts. Worth Considering. lia't in Gtiilir , If some of our theologlc.il brethren would stop quibbling over probation after death nnd look after the poor souls who are enduring probation hero It might bo the salvation of many. Waste of Golelcn HotirH. Harpei ' * Miiaazme. Like to Impatient chllciicn when the sky Fiowns on some mom of longed-for festal day To cheat their happy hearts of out-door play , Wo fret when scuds of ill above us fly , And every cloud nnd nionara magnlty , Till thus we waste our manhood's strength , as they Their zest for pleasure in some in-door way , Our ngo bcarco wiser than their Infancy. If we could chafe nnd chase the clouds afar llathcr thnu burrowed gloom upon them bring. Our gain its lack of craco might palliate , lint leave us yet with manliness at war. That brave dellance to nil late would fllmr. And by endurance make ns strong nnd great. _ STATK AND TKUH1TOHY. Nebraska Jottlngn. Hog cholera is again running loose in Frontier county. Schuylor is preparing to don the toga of a city of the second class. Plattsinotith is talking up a milling company with n capital of $10,000 to build and operate a plant in that city. Ira Davenport , n well known politician in New York , has purchased a tract of 1U4 acres of land near Fremont for $3,000. ; } The Nebraska City News halls the sale of the Omaha Herald ns the dawn of pcaco nnd good will in the democratic ranks. A Nebraska City inventor has perfected machine for registering hogs. Ho ex peels to reap a fortune among real estate agents. Snap 1 The two railroads passlncr through Memaha county , the B. & M. and the Missouri Pacific , pay .f 20,000 a year taxes into the treasury of that county. A fool burglar in Hastings , after load ing himself witli cutlery in Brascli's hardware store , tumbled into n yawning cellarway and yelled for help. A police man helped him to jail. A number of 1'onca's enterprising small boys haves put up boxes around town which will bo used as receptacles for orders for work of all kinds which may bo suitable for the youngsters to do. The Wymorc Reporter apologizes for endorsing J. M. Fuller during the fall campaign as a reliable , trustworthy , hon est man. Fuller holds down a seat in the lower house of the legislature and works his mouth. "Do you sell thcso buckwheat cakes by the aero ? " whispered a rural statesman to u waiter in n Lincoln restaurant re cently. "No , sah ; doy hab advanced and we holds dom by do front foot. " "Well , give me a few inches and as much depth us the market will stand. " "Notes from Ireland" is the title of an innocent looking little pamphlet sent from the "ould sod" to all thn elailv news paper ofiiees in the United StatesI It is a weekly collection of crumbs for the ta bles of Irish landlords , detailing the "valorous" deeds of the eviction army in driving from their homes the aged and bedridden , and tne "glorious" work of the flaming torch and crowbar. This ash-barrel of Irish tyranny is filled nnd distributed gratis throughout the United States by the "Irish Loyal and Patriotic union. " Scratch it and you will linrt an Orangeman and an infernal opponent of his country's progress , or an Irish rene gade purchased by the queen's shilling. Notes fill a small space in the waste bas ket. Iowa Items. The town of Wilton is out of debt. Jackson county has n first-class stock of open saloons. Wright county farmers are losing cat tle from some unknown disease. Hartley citizens nro agitating the question of starting a cheese factory. Kcokuk paid $27,975,45 in teachers' salaries for the school year just ended. The DCS Molncs Leader declares that the reports of natural gas wells in the state are "all vapar. " The internal revenue collections in the Davenport elistnct for February union ntcd to $1)7,757.11. ) The salaries of teachers in Des Monies last year amounted to $17,783.08. The gas bill was only $17,803,20. A po-mancnt injunction has been is sued against the city council of Des Moincs , prohibiting thu further increase of the city debt. The will of the late John C. MoCaus- land of Davenport is to bo contested by dissatisfied relatives. The usual plea of undue influence and diseased mind is set up. The Burlington assessor reports there will bo a decrease of al Icnst $30,000 in thp amount of personal property there this year , owimr to failures , removals and retirement from business. The nnnunl report of tlio officers of the Diibuquo Homo of the Friendless shows there wore thirteen adults and twenty-one children in the institution nnd the receipts wore $ lOr , IT.tij ( and ttio expenditures $3,582.07. Montana. The legislature- pisscd a bill pro hibiting variety shows. Silver bar shipments from Butlo for the week ending Febnairy 30 , were valued at $114,8J3. The output of the Helena Mining and Reduction company for the liutt six months of 18SO was $ . "i75,1)01.81 ) , divided ns follows : ( .old , 75,001 pennyweights silver , 303,053 ounces ; load , 4,880,591 pounds. May next is sot down as the time when the Utah & Northern will widen out to broad gunge from Pocatello lo Butto. The advnnco of thn main line from Dillon to Helena will probably commence in earnest early Ik the spring. Advices from all parts of the territory show that the Chinook , which coramonceel on Saturday , continues with unabated force. It lias carried oft" u great part of the snow , except in the mountains , and the catuo are again feeding nnd resting from their recent severe experience. The wonthor , if It continues , will cause a great lood in the Mifsouii and Yellowstone rivers and other streams. Butte is a live city. The conspiring elements , blockading the railroads , only mrtinlly checked its stupendous mining ndustrlc.s. The great silver nnd copper ) oiuin/.iis are .showing Utidiiululshed out nit.s of ere , nnd the nggrogatlou of mills mil suii'Lers nro ns actively operated n.s it any tlino in the history of the cainn The volume of mercantile business tlio inst year was equaled by no preceding enr , nnd in sympathy with tlio vast c\ . illusion in milling development , the citv irotnii-es a wonderful advance ) nnd its rado to increasein proportion tin- ) resonty nr. Butte has plenty of re sources , nnd its prosperity is assured for lecndes to come. The commission created by the United States scnnto to treat with the Indians of northern Montana has concluded Its nbors. The ) agreements they have made with the Indians will , ns soon ns ratified > y congress , restore to the public domain u Montana about 17W)0,000 ) acres ol and. Tlio huge reservation , which occu pies the ) northern hnlf of tlio terntor } rom the Kooky mountains to the Dakota border , contnins about 23,000,000 acres Uout six million of those the Indian * will retain in three different reservations , ocnted nt Fort Peck , 1-ort Belknap , and the Blackfoot agencies. For the cession of this enormous tract of land to tlm government the Indinnfi nr to rccelvo 51,300,000 , in yearly installments. The 1'aulflu Const. Fresno and Merced farmers nro begin- iing to use the steam plow in cultivating their fields. A male child with three legs was berne o a Mexican family in San Luis Obispo ho other elny. Red Blufl'is n healthy city. The local ombstoni ) maker has been compelled to lie his petition for insolvency. There are moro men at work in Iho Tombstone. A. T. , mines at the prevent time than there has boon for the past two years. There is moro demand for mining prop- srty and moro sales have been made in S'ew Mexico and Ari/ona in the last six months than there has been for sev eral years. The town of Woodlnnd , when incor- loratcd in 1871 , had an assesseel valuation > f property amounting to $0151,538. At the present time the valuation has in creased to nbout $3,000,000. A mica mine near Moscow , Ncz Perco oounty , Idaho , recently sold for $1)0,000 ) , las been r3 old to other parties tor if 125- 000. The eleposit of mica is said to bo very large nnd of line quality. Indian Jerry , of Fresno Flat , recently ended n sentence of 1,000 days for killinir mother Indian. He celebrated Ins return to camp by thu murder ot a second Indinn ind is now in jail awaiting trial. A scheme is on foot in the Nevada log- slaturo to appropriate $3oO,000 ns a starter toward making n tunnel four niles in length to tap Lake Taboo , so that Larson City can secure water power anel become a manufacturing town. AFTER TWENTY-FOUR YEARS. Dr. John Taylor Finds Ills Wife ana JlfiURlitor After tione Separation- Cleveland Lender : John Taylor wns jorn in this city about forty-live years igo. Ho was the son of n Presbyterian Minister. The family resided in Clove- and until n few years before the rebel- ion , when they moved to the south. The < ov. Mr. Taylor secured n pastorate and , lis children became imbued with the southern spirit. Before leaving Clovo- and John Taylor married a hnndsoma young lady , but the alliance was made without the consent of his family. His wife went south with him , however , and at the breaking out ot the war Taylor en listed in a confederate roginicnt. His Utilities were speedily rccogni/.cd by hla superior ofllcon ) nnd promotion was rapid. The time came when n trusted miissary had to bo sent to England on an inportaut mission. Taylor being n quick , ntoliigcnt man witli diplomatic quali ties , ho was detailed to go. The trip oc cupied .several months , nnd when Taylor returned found that a daughter had been born to him during hifi absence. Taylor had been but a short time with his family when the rebel government again needed his service and he was des patched to Englanel for a second time. A great sorrow was in store for him , anel when hero turned to his southern homo ho inquired for his wife and child. Ho wns told by his friends that both were dead. The war was soon ended and a few months later Taylor's father died in Cin cinnati. His estate was divided among seven children , nnd John received $3,000 as his share. With this money he went to England and studied medicine in Lon don. Graduating , ho settled in a small city not far from London. His practice wns not very lucrative , and , nfter return ing to London for n short time , ho went to Australia. Hero ho followed his pro fession successfully. During nil thcsa years ho searched for his daughter , not believing that she had died. In pursuit of her he twice carne to this city , but could not finet the slightest trace of her. Mrs Tny.or was told , so it has been as- ccrtained lately , that her husband was dead , nnd soon nftor she came north , nnd hns resided pvincipally in Cleveland. Tlio daughter became n young lady nnd about n year ngo she married a machines ! named Meyer. She told her husband that the believed her father was not dead , and her reasons for holding that opinion. Meyer determined to find the father if he was alive. He wrote several letters to London , and received an answer that Taylor had studied medicine. Further investigation was made , and it wus learned that Taylor had gone to Austra lia. Knowing that Dr. Taylor had al ways taken an interest in sporting mat ters , his daughter caused advertisements to bo placed in the leading sporting journals of London and New Tork city. Nothing was heard in response to these noticesand letters were aeldrcssed to Dr. Taylor at Melbourne nnd Sydney , in Aiibtrailhi. The letter addressed to him at the latter .place foil into his hands about four months ngo. Ho immediately answered it , and noon nftur received ono from his daughter , stating that she and her mother woJO still alive anel living in Cleveland. Dr. Taylor did not wait to answer the ) last missive , 1/ut , packing up , 1m took the first sUanier for Sun rrnn- cisco , and arrived in Cleveland two weeks ngo. Ho met his wife nml daugh ter nftcr a separation tof twenty-four years.