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fcHE OMAHA DAILY BEE : TUESDAY , APKIL 5 , 1887.
THE DAILY BEE. PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. TPBV1 OF BUUSCtirrTtO * * ! Dnlljr ( Mnrnl.ii ? Edition ) including Sunday Urr , One Year . tIA ft" For Six Month * . Ii u ) For 1 hre Months . S 60 im Oinnh.i .Sunday llBt.inalleJ to any , One Year. . . . 00 OWAHA omrn. No. ill xvn ill FAtif AM < Tnrrr. Nnw Yon * orrtric. HIIOM IB. TKim'vr lil'iiiuvn. WADUIVUTUM orncs , No. 61 1 t uuirrxuxTii STRICT. All communications relating to news nnilcdl- torlnl nmtter ctiouM Liu aiMioMeU la tliu I'm- ion or tut OBR. All bu lnr s letter * nml romlttnncei ulioiiM 1m ildlOUod tO TlIK IlEK I'lIllUSIlINO COMI'ANV , OMAHA , nrnrin , chock * nn < l po tr > nice ordcru to be in ado puy able to the ord rol thucoaiunuy. IK BEE POBtlSHISuSpW , PRflPBItlOBS , E. KOSEWATEU , KDITOR. THE DAIIjY DEB. Sworn Statement of Circulation. Btntoof Nebraska , 1. S.S. County of Doiiglao. ) tco. ! B. TYschuck , perrotary of The Ilee Publishing company , does solemnlv swear that the actual circulation of the Dally Bee lor the week ending April 1st , 1687 , wits as follows : Baturdftr.5far.20 14.9TO Sundav.Mar. S7 13.010 Alonday.Mat.28 l ,9i Tuesday. Mar. ! ? . 14.503 Wednesday. Mai.SO 14.44"i Thursday , Mar. 31 14,105 Friday , April 1 .14.300 Averaee 14.407 OEO. II. ' 1 zscnucK. Subscribed nnel sworn to before me this Sd dtyof Apill A. D. , 1837. N. P. FKIL. [ SEALI Motnrv Public. Ceo. B. Tzschuck , belnj- first duly sworn , deposes nnd snjs that he Is secretary of The Hee Publishing company , Ui t the actual AV- erace dally circulation of the Dally liee for tliemonth of March , 1BSC. 11.537 copies ; for April , IBbO , 12.1U1 copiesiorforMay,188n,12- * W copies ; for June. IS1 * , 12,208 cople ? ; for July , 1880 , 12,314 conies ; for Aueust , IS . 1,4M copies ; for September. 1BW * . iiaw : copies ; for October , 18bO. 12,080 copies ; for November , IbSO , 13.S48 copies ; for December. 1880.13,237 eopips ; for .lanuarv. 1&87. 10,200 copies ; for February , 18S7 , 14,1M copies. Gr.o. B. Tzscnucit. Subscribed and sworn to before mo this 9th dnvof Match , A. D. 1887. ISEAL.I N. 1'.FKIL. Notary Public. i i 1 WHO wouldn't bo a railroad pool com. missioner now ? With nothing to do , is J a very soft job. I EHi'cnou WILLIAM has planted a chest nut tree in his palace gatdcn , and judg- 1 ing from the remarks evoked by Wil liam's action , the yield is large. 1 Now that pooling has boon abolished Pool Commissioner Vining will bo able to take a vacation , and devote himself more exclusively to the cultivation of Chinese and Sanscrit literature and pea- ' nuts. I HENKY WATTERSON , in a recent inter View , says he is looking every year for a tiroak-up in the solid south. Were It not for Honri and his star-eyed goddess , the outh would bo nothing but a continous town-lot boom. A WISCONSIN exlitor referred to a fellow /Siti7on as a "Rod Hog. " A libnl suit against the paper printing the article fol- Jowcd , resulting in a verdict for the plaintiff. This shows the folly of being particular and entering into descriptive detail unless you know the fayorite color of the man referred to. GovF.nxon MARHADUKE , of Missouri , has signed the bill to cntorco the Sunday law in St. Louis , and it will go into effect at once. No wonder spectral spooks have nppearod In poor old St. Louis during the last two months. It wa3 a clover scheme. When u pink-nosed citizen wants to change his breath on a Sunday night ho will appear at the back door of a drink' ing place as a "spectral object" and the back alleys of the old town will bo tilled with spooks. Tire civil service commission at Wash- inrton does not know what to do witli the application of a young lady who Wants to bo appointed "elocutionist to congress. " Appoint her by all means. The representatives from the t Irst and Second districts of Nebraska , ami in fact all over the conntry , are sadly in need ol Instruction. And while abont it , it would not bo a bad idea to appoint a chaplair to give instructions to all the statesmer when next they assemble. It would be Wiser to loach thorn how to pray than to employ some man to pray for them. TUB special event of yesterday was tin visit of the Hon. John Lawrence Sullivan fit Boston , to the Hon. Grovcr Cleveland The Boston gentleman was introduced b * the Hon. Pat Shcedy , of Chicago , and tlii two distinguished champions of demo craoy and pugilism greeted each othoi with a cordial grasp of the hand. Thi too brief dispatch which records thi Meeting of these celebrated citizens o the republic , supplies few of the detail ; of the interesting occasion. The enter talning fact is noted , however , that tin Hon. Pat Shecdy , with the happy conccp tion of fitness which distinguishes him remarked to the Hon. Grover Clovelam that if ho desired to reduce his adipos tissue , the Hon. John Lawrence Sullivai would take pleasure In assisting him ti that result. The friendly oiler was o course declined. Shortly thereafter thosi eminent representatives of domocrae ; and pugilism , with expressions of con tinned gratification at having met , sopa rated. It was indeed a memorable occr non. A STATEMENT just prepared in the ouk of the adjutant general of tlto arm ) ahowing the number of casualties whici have occurred during the last year am the number of vacancies at present em ing , will not bo encouraging informatioi to candidates for second lieutomiuclo' Only twenty-eight of thc.so positions llv in the artillery , eight In the cavalry , au Jittoon in the infantry are now availab ] for the West Point class. Five uioi Vacancies , from retirement and disability are assured , thus making thirty-fou openings. The graduating class consist of sixty-five , so that in order to provid for the whole number of these newl * fledged boldiors thirty-two vacancic juust occur between now and June. It estimated that at least fifteen of the grai tastes will have to take assignments : liddltiouala. The situation oilers vor little chiuco for the non-commlssione fticon who recently entered a compel tlvc examination for commissions , nn o chance at all for civilian ! with mil lary inclinations. Indeed , for the lattc lass , it Is possible to say that the pro 9 ct for several yaars. ahoad-ia not Hattci The Immediate Kfrock The intor-stato commerce law , which was generally supposed to have gone into clloet on the first day of April , did not in reality begin to operate until April B , sixty davs from the date on which the bill was higncd by the president. Two points present themselves as more salient than all others in their importance to railway patrons , and it may bo wise at the outset to diiect public attention to their careful consideration. The first of these is the fact that llio law calls for the public posting of otlicial rates. Let .shippers ami travelers see to it that the ofllci.il schedules of rates arc placed in full view at every railroad , .station. A liberal interpretation of the law would secure an exhibition or post ing of such schedules at some place that can be easily reached by the people , and where tiie whole tariff sheet can be ex amined ami read. These rates are alike for all shippers , under like conditions , where the shipments are to be made in the feamo diicction. There can be no discrimination in favor of anybody , whether friendly or unfriendly to the managers and agents. The rates are to o maintained for a fixed period , and are ot subject to change at the whim of reight agents or other officers. There re to be no moro special rates lor pro- erred shippers , and no rebates for any ation , no matter how extensive may be is business or influence. The ? econd great point of inter-state cgulation concerns competition by par- llcl hues and other roads that heretofore avc pooled their earnings. The law irohibita the pooling of botli earnings nd freights. The raihoads may main- ain the same rates to competitive points , ut , having no share in each other's busi- less , they will naturally become active .nd independent solicitors for Ira flic at ivory point whore two or more roads TOSS or terminate. With publicity of rates , and with pools ) roken up , the worst abuses of the present ailway system will in a great measure lioappcar. It remain ? to bo scon whether or not liese two vital reforms , whicli do not do- > cnd on the intor-.statc commission in any particular , will bo lived up to in oed faith by the railroads. The Monetary Situation. The bank clearings of the country arc one of the best means of judging of the activity of general trade. Where two men do business at the same bank , and heir checks with each other go diieclly : o that bank , no record appears in the weekly table vf hicli is printed in the press. The amount given in print is the sum of checks that went to the clearing houses This sum last wock was a billion dollars , which indicates a good state of trade- excellent it wo account for the shrinkage of all prices and the increased value of money since 1883. In the hard times of 1881 and 1893 the total of this same weekly able sank as low as $600,000,000. In the boom which reached its maximum in the summer of 1881 , the figures were three times as great. The billion-point , how ever , means prosperity without special excitement , outside of the rush to get freight to its destination before the new commerce law went into operation. In the bank clearings published in yes terday's BEK , the increase in Omaha over last year's report was 129 per cent , the argcst ratio of progress in the nation. While this result is highly gratifying , and must advance our city in the opinion of the business world , it still involves com paratively small figures , and the growth n number of our transactions cannot eng be expected to continue such sur prises , A hundred per cent increase , with two millions of clearings , moans a million of new business. Hut Boston's 23 per cent increase in a hundred mil lions moans twenty-three millions. Business seems to bo liveliest at St. Paul , Omaha , Boston , Denver , and San Francisco. The increase at St. Paul , without a similar growth at Minneapolis , is a notable point in the table of clear ances. It mu.1t be remembered that the na tional treasury has emptied out , in one way or another principally in thriftless appropriations by congress over a hun dred millions in hoarded money since la.st April. This has meant two dollar * for every man , woman , and child in the land , and this disbursement hasundoubt cdly eased trade very greatly. On the other hand , the imports have begun to grow large. These , in the first place , take money away , and , in the second place , the customs taxes for the imports go into the treasury , whence the money is haul to get into circulation again. Last Saturday the payments of taxes into the treasury for customs were vcrj heavy. At the same time , the United States sub-treasury owed the New York clearing house $3,009,000. Now the gov ernmcnt accepted silver for the customs but its check to the clearing house foi three millions must bo paid in gold Why ? Because it is the law ? No. Be cause the Now York financiers are able to defy the law. It puts a stigma on silver vor , and that satisfies the gold men. While money is going into the treasury and out of the country rather rapidly the New York banks are unable to keep thci r serve at its customary figure. This lot out money to take the place of tha which ceases circulating by deposit ii the treasury. We can call only f 35,000,00 , moro bonds , and there are $ 184,000,000 o surplus , with a steady increase. Thu the situation at the treasury is bad. At present , the stock speculators bas their most hopeful predictions on th phenomenal prosperity of Nebraska The brokers say the Rock Island poopli will carry 10,000,000 into this state will which to push their railroad extensions As to the real good-fortune of such a piec of news , when looked at from the poln a Nebraska farmer should occupy , thi BKE may at an early day have somothinj to say. But , as a stock broker in Wai street sees it , it is unquestionably satis factory. Notwithstanding the hint that th Union Pacific road means to borroi another vast sum of money , the iutorcs and principal of which must some tim bo mulcted from the people already sul forlr.g from its oppressions , the finar ciera affect to beie\e ! that the recent ar mini report of the road is A cheerin document , one calculated to further th nation in the good opinion of the worl at large. All signs point to the conclusion thr the nation it in the midst of good time ; that the end of this season of prosperit is not closely in view , and that Omaha i at the very pivot of the national activit * and likelyto make thu greatest galas Wo hope nnd believe these signs may be trustworthy. Ono strong reason for this belief lies in the fact that the taxes pouring - ing into the treasury come ftom luxuries consumed in the cast , thus reducing the eastern currency , while the otitllow of money from the cast , such as the Rock Island's six millions , must como directly through our city. Money , when it shall grow tight , will necessarily first get .scarce in the regions where the most ItiMiriPs are bought and the most cur rency added to the hoard of taxes , which must now tapidly grow laiger. I'reslilcntlnl Cainpni-jti Political circles at Washington and elsewhere are actively discussing the presidential probabilities of 1888. These relate almost entirely to the republican OHtlook , the democratic case being very generally regarded as practically settled , if .Mr. Cleveland desires a ronomination , of which there is little doubt. The re turn of Senator Sherman to the national capital from his southerntrip is the im mediate stimulus to the discussion. The consensus of opinion appears to bo that the senator very materially strengthened his chances by that trip. His admirable addiesses more than ever commended him as a wise and judicious leader. Wo have already pointed out their character istic merits. Comprehensive , candid and eminently fair , they were such an exposition of republican principles and policy as the south has needed. It will not bo questioned that while no other re publican is better qualified than Senator Slim-man to have successfully performed his work , so no other could have with greater propriety undertaken it. Mr. Sherman has been one of the foremost rep resentatives ot the radical wing of his party. Ho has never tcmpori/.ed with respect to tin * political methods of the dominant party in the south. He has had the courage in all positions and in allcir- cumitanecs to proclaim what ho know and to declare what ho buliovi'd. Having consistently for twenty years represented , iiioro earnestly and vigorously than any republican leader now living , the dis pleasure of his party with the political ibuses and wrongs in the south , who else ould have so properly gone into that section to advocate republican principles with a view to correcting those abuses and wrongs. ' A fair and generous people must learn to respect a man who frankly tells them their faults , and whot-o judgment of them is justified by results. The now south is seeing matters in a new light , political as well as material. It has discovered that a grave mistake lias been made in travel ing in the old beaten paths. It lias be come more intelligent , and tiioreforc moro generous and just. Those improved conditions enabled Senator Sherman to obtain a willing and attentive hearing. There are indications already that the effect has been good. In Tennessee the current is setting stronsly against bourbon rule , whicli there as elsewhere in the south Jias feltorcd all the agencies of enterprise and progress. A similar current is being foil in Virginia and North Carolina. The-J may not become strong enough by the next national election to change the poli tical status of these commonwealths , but the promise they made is certain to bo realized in the not remote future. Meanwhile the man who seems most likely to profit by the changing condi tions , and who under the circumstances seems best entitled to the profit , is Sena tor Sherman. The debt of gratitude which the republicans of the south owe him for his past able and intrepid cham pionship of their cause has been largely increased by his latest ofibrt in behalf of his party in the south. It is therefore not a baseless assumption of the friends of Mr. Sherman that a majority of the representatives of southern republicans in the next national convention will sup port that statesman. It would bo casting a doubt upon their politi cal gratitude to believe other wise. Nor will the republicans ol other sections deny the consideration due Senator Sherman's effort to advance the principles of the party in the south. They now concede its wisdom and the admirable way in which It was con ducted. When the good effects certain to follow become more apparent there will bo many more than at present to ac knowledge that so judicious and able and courageous a leader has a claim upon the highest reward the party can bestow. This docs not disparage the claims of any other possible candidate. It simply recognizes the facts of tnn situation as they arc soon and admitted by many of the shrewdest republican observers. The republican party , unlike its opponent , is not restricted in its choiou of candidates to a couple of loaders , one of whom rep resents a reactionary faction. It has at abundance of available material , all ol which is bettor than the best the demo crats can present. But there is at this time an unmistakable drift of sentiment which , if it bo maintained , must givt John Sherman , when the next republican national convention meets , a stroagci vantage ground than ho has over ye ! held. O in aim Lotn. With two bridges across the Missour river , lots within the now twenty-live square mile limits , ought to bo as gooc real cstato , considering the price , ai there is in the world. The inhabitant : probably pay for the boom by and in thi rents that are exacted under tin law of supply and demand. I should be the aim of all resident not so much to own bare lots ate to erect durable and comfortable houses Costly lots , unoccupied , will only hinde the march. Every house that goes ui \v\ll \ fasten the present prices. In Nev York , Boston , and Chicago the dealer claim to be glad there is no general belief lief in the desirability of lots as a pen investment. Better , say they , the steady demand and continuous purchase whict defend the market against panic. Mucl Chicago property was as high the lirs week of September , 187J , as It is to-day The Chicago booms of late years have al been in the heart of the city. At tb sanio time , an enduring value , whatcvei it may be , in the long run , gives tit widest satisfaction , for a roaily usofu citizen does not buy a lot to boll it. Hi buys it to use it , for himself or the convenience venienco of others. What the lot ma ; really be worth , is not the leading affair What it can be used for is of exceedinj importance. FOK a long tirao inventors have beei busy with devices for burning crude pe trolcum instead of coal for fuel. Water work * la various cities have beea run ii this way , but with indlfTorcnt success. In such cases political influence could bo brought to bear to make the experiments moro or loss at public expense. Gener ally , these attempts have failed. Now , however , the problem seems to approach solution. The idea of substituting oil for coal has already boon seized as a weapon with which to secure longer hours of labor from wage-workers m the gas works at Chicago. The employers there threaten that , unlcsa thp 500 men concede twelve hours , -150 of them will be dis charged and oil-burning apparatus put in operation. Now , If oil prove cheaper than coal , it will bo used anyway ; the labor question ought not to bo lugged in. But doubtless the miners will take their stand against the improvement. There in in the matter of machinery for a century , laborers have invited defeat. Nowadays the managers of great corpor ations look with keen eyes for moral ) oiuts. Public opinion is generally courted iu all strikes. If the gas men quit work , the employers will put them n the light of faKe economists , who jlitully oppose progress. THE commission ntttliorUcd by con gress to investigate the affairs of the Pa cific railroads , and which is to bo ap pointed by the president , will have all it can do to carry out the requirements of ho act creating It and have icadv its ro- > ort by the time congress alembics , nc\t Jecembcr. Every day's delay in the ap- ) ointmeut of the commission tlierefoie ncreases the danger that It may not have imo enough in which to thoroughly per- 'orm the arduous task , and that it will be 'ound necessary to extend the period ot Is investigation. This would bo entirely satisfactory to the corpoiation , which will undoubtedly put every obstacle .hey can in the way of the inquiry. If the report of the commission can be post poned a year i will bo a valuable gain of .ime to the railroads. Thoieforo , while : ho president is to bo commended for ex- jrcising great care in selecting the com- missioneis , who must be men of superior ability and unquestionable iiitesr'ty ' , it is seen that he may by a too extended delay of the appointments defeat one of the chief objects of the law , which was to supply congress with ollicial information regarding t lie affairs of the roads at the earliest time practicable , and thus un wittingly play into the hands of the cor porations. YKAUS ago , when Grant was president , an tin popular postmaster was appointed at Omiha. The resident United States senator who controlled the appointment tried to get from unjler the wave of pop ular indignation by charging it up to civil service reforfn. * General Grant , however , did not let it rest there. Ho telegraphed over his town name from Long Branch that the obnoxious appoint ment was made at the instance of the senator. Query : Is tie | new Omaha postmaster to bo chargtd up to civil ser vice reform ? ' * WE shall presently knliw what become of the boodle which , was contributed b ) the gamblers to the tune of over $5,000 Although Charley Greopo was credited with receiving only MQO ; it is currently reported in sporting , ( ikcles nt Lincoln that ho lost $900lntShoedy's the night after the boodle from Omaha had boon safely delivered at the capital. How a man can lose f UOO when he only has JJ50C is a mystery that only the initiated arc able to explain. UNDEK the city's contract with tin. waterworks company the gutters may be Hushed and cleansed at any time withoul extra cost to the city. It would be well te open the firc-plucs and get rid of the accumulation of dust and dirt. WE HAVE not iicard whether the lion Mr. Vandemark , who sports a gold headed cane and a pair of beer glasses has been escorted to his homo with ; brass band , or ornamented by a bran new suit of tar and feathers. THE five days which Governor Thayei had under the constitution , for the ap proval of bills , have now expired. Bui it will take five months to find out the contents of the bills whicli he has madi into law. WIIII.K in St. Louis Mr. Blaine never mentioned politics. His face , however , wore a suggestive expression. PROMINENT PERSONS. Sir Roger Tlchborne , the original Knellsl claimant , Is sallini ! tickets in a Brooklyn theatre. Count Mlrnndn , Christine Nllsson's n&\\ husband , will shortly present her at the Span ish court. Bishop Warren , of the Afethodlst EpUco pal church , does not believe In gentle preacu Ing to rich sinners. Ho .says thcio are soini pastors who go at it In this style : "Brethren jou must repent , as It were ; and be con veiled , In a measure ; or you will bo damned to some extent. " Mrs. Potter denies that she Intends to ele vate the stage , if she will use her Inlluonci to lower the bonnets all may bo forgiven. Senator Plumb ot Canada , an America : by birth , will preside over the new domlnlor semte , at 51,000 a year and his resldenci free. free.The The now consul general at the Samont Islands , Mr. Harold Bewail of Maine , Is onl- twenty-six years old and a grnuuute of liar vard. 1 Phil Armour once minedlln Placer count ] Cal. , ami cleaned up the $10,000 with whici he started bis pork-packing house in Mil waiikco. King Milan has taken a first prize for i play submitted anonymously among a mas of others to a jury of life National theater a Belgrade. . , Professor Max Mullen * Judged by his titles Is probably the most d > tingu'stied man It England to-day. Ho has mono than forty lion orary sulllxes to his name , but ho does no use all of them in his ordinary eorrespon dence. ' Henry George delivered a lecture last weel at Albany , and was boycotted by the Knight1 of Labor because of a previous speech whlcl offended them. E\en the ilenry George clul did not attend , only three or four member ! being present. RufusT. Bush , owner of the Coronet , wa1 at one time a schoolmaster In Michigan. Nov he U a millionaire , owner of the Urookl > t Mni-uzlne , and a member of the Standard Ol company. This shows the demoralizing ei fects ot life In New York , Senator Fair's son , who sacrificed 51,000XX ( when he got drunk and shot i t ex-Congres s m n Page , has been sued for $20,000 dam ages by a hotel clerk who Interfered with hi ; pistol practice and whom be also tried to fln out Altogether it WM rattier a costly spree ' Harriet Bcecher 8 to we ban two daughter * by BO B eans youthful , who aavt never mu led. They are both exceed I ugly retlrlmr In notiiipr and are seldom met In society. 'hoy nro sometimes seen on the streets of lartford , each lending a pet dog. Though chohrly and well read , they have produced lothlng In lltuiatuic that has attracted at- unttoti. _ _ llrniuly its n Preserver. Oifrnuo Timt * . The czar Is said to bo dilukliig deeper po- atlons of brandy than ever betoro. Brandy s a good fruit preservative , but it will hardly ireservo tha ezar against the plots of the lyiinniltci ? . Hcntoi ) by Steam. r/iffmfrljiM.t . Kccitnl. On Trlday last a train of twelve ears heated iy steam from the locomotive was run from Portland , Me. , to InUeMarauncook nnd baek o Portland , a distance of I''O miles. The speed of the train was not letanteil , nnd n empcraturo ofbO decrees \\ns maintained e\cn Iu the tear car throughout the run. In he face of such a successful practical lest ns this , what juatillentlon can there be fur the retention of the co.il .stove'/ I'alsc. . .TVmifcVtf / Sohelsfnlse ! Well , let him got Think you that 1 shall grieve or sleh ? Shall waste my time Iu foolish te > rs Or break my silly heart' . ' Not 11 The Minn who couiil thus win my love , Only to idly cast It by. Was never w-oith my lightest thoucht Much le s thu la'.u inif cC a sigh I 'Tis snld a j ouiicer , fairer face Ha * chiiimod his precious love away. I doubt wore It at auction sold , biieh love would bilng six cents to-day ! But she-no duubt this new sweetheart Deems It the purest love on earth 1 I wish i on joy of It , inv dear : I know full well how much 'tis worth. Your charms he'll sing In sweeter strains Than Orpheus drew from fabled lyie But pools need n iremient change , To keep alive the heavenly hie. You'll be his darllug , pet nnd pride His Urenin by tiluht , his toy bv day Until some fairer fare shall ilse , And dinw his fickle heart awny. When vou arc folded to his bieast , And feel his kisses on } onr brow , Ucmcmbci , two .short months ago , I was to him what jou are now. But never think I wish him back ; My dear , pray Keep him If jou can You certainly deseivo my thanks , c * > For winning such a flclcle man. STATP. AND TKKK1TO11Y. Nebraska ( Jottings. The Ulysses creamery is nearly com pleted. The Fremont board of trade has a twine factory on the string. Albion proposes to embalm her gold mine with whiskered buns. The Campbell Press , number oneis out. H. M. Crane and J. Frank Lent/ tilt the lever. Loup City is beside herself with pros pects of an carlv connection with the B. & M. and Flkhorn Valley roads. Wahoosiers are ready to relinquish all hope of the future for five minutes of prayerful consideration with a firebug. Ord has been mapped out as the hub of fourteen railroads. The artist evidently lost a few lines while mangling the job. The sheriff of Custcr county has robbed the cowboy of much of his terror. Here after abstreperous individuals anxious to head a funeral procession will ouly need to cet within range of his barker. Julius Krugc , a cripple and farmer in Way no county , in attempting to rescue his stock from a burning barn , was caught by the Humes and perished , lie was forty years of ago and leaves four children. Henry Nye is one of the missing links in Dakota county. A note from him was found in his dugout announcing that ho had "gone to meet the angels ; Joy for ever more. " This would indicate that ho has opened a real estate office in Omaha and invested in corner lots. A gang of cowardly claim jumpers near Cr.iwtord raided the doby of Mrs. Mary Fries last week .and forced her to leave. A holy howler from Missouri named Cruse led the gang , and after dispossess ing the lonely woman , insulted the heavens with a thanksgiving prnycr. Cruse is likely to have his breath pincncd if he lingers in the neighborhood. Several envious scribes in Ponca are tumbling over each other in an effort to pluck laurels from the plumed brow of the BKK correspondent in that citv. It is a painful waste of energy and ink. The lurid genius who dipped his pen in Nor- den's magic wallow and wrung from the uncut Kohinoor the suppressed fires of ages , is n dangerous man to trifle with when wound up. With gold mines , vol canoes and coal ridges scattered about and hilltops fringeu with brilliants , the BEE man should be given the freedom ol the county to exercise his pen. Iowa Items. The district docket of Mills county contains ISO cases , and the jail eight pris oners. In the last forty-six years Davonporl has had thirty-three men in the ollico of mayor. A call has been issued by Captain Nichols , president of the Iowa associa tion of Wisconsin veterans , ordering them to assemble with the Grand Army in Uubuquo on the UHh inst. The people ol Mason City are prepar ing to enjoin the collection of the tax voted in aid of the Mason City & Fort Dodge railroad. Violation of contract is urged as the reason of resistance. The tax amount" to over § 43,000. Hon. James Matthews , of Knoxville , died Wednesday , of pneumonia. Ho served ten years in congress from nn Ohio district. Since ho moved to Iowa he lias been one of the foremost horti culturists in the state , lie was eighty- two years old at the lime ot his death. One of the most beautiful prohibition blossoms grown out of the Iowa liquor law is the following : In the little town o ! Decorah , county scat of Winnoshiok , in northeastern Iowa , a detective of the hunting committee of the prohibitionists entered the Lutheran church during di vine service to investigate the liquor used at the Lord's supper , and forbade the use of wine at the Lord's supper under threat of immediate arresU Ho was thrown out of the cnurch and the service finished. Colorado. Fred Bionil , of Idaho Springs , lost his nose by coming in contact with the edge of a mule's heel. Three hundred men ami teams am grading the Santa Fe extension from Pueblo to Denver. The boom in Colorado may bo bettor understood when it is learned that twenty one villages have been started in the cen tennial state in the last twelve months. The site for the military post near Denver has been selected. The tract com prises 0-10 acres , is situated on Bear creek , seven and a half miles from the citv and cost t l.OOO. The estimated earnings of the Denver & Itio Grande railroad tor the third vveek of March are f 128,400 , against $110.480 for the same period last your , an increase of 117,914 , or 10 per cent. For the year to date the earnings are $1,470,722 , against $1,101,103 for the fame period in IbW , an increase of $312,014 , or i-'O per cent. The business < lone in the last year by the Colorado Smelting company at its works in Pueblo , is compiled as follows : Production of lead 9.325 tons , bilver 1,1550- 000 ounces , gold 3UO ! ) ounces. The re ceipts and shipments of the works were as follows : Total receipts 7,193 car loads , including TX)5 ) of charcoal , 63 ! ) cars lime stone , 03 cars of wood , and the balance ore and miscellaneous supplies. The shipments of bullion were 010 cur loads of 14 } tons each. The works employ 1M men. , , PRESENT AND PUTATIVE t Matters and Men at This Tiuie iu the Black Hills Country. LURID AND LAUGHING LEISURE. Dcnttwootl and llaplil City Mining Moti .Municipal 1'olltlcs Ln < iuor Men In the rietil Hplcy Letter From "rvvlcehop. " DKADNVOOD , D.ik. , April 2. [ Corres pondence of the BI.I : . ] Up-country folks of the Black hills Intvo not yet caused glgling awl ( some of them ) fostlvattng ovur tliu cluvor coup by which the l.vto tcrtitoii.il legislature- was got to pass over the governor's veto the county divi- slon bill ; thut bill was : i general one in terms with the special object of dividing Lawrence county. What is not HO well known is , that it is particularly a "drlvo" at Ucadwood , the present counly scat , as it is taken for granted tint nny division of the present county will involve the nccc&bitv for a more central lo cation of its future capital than Deadwood - wood will be after the division. In fact , the division movement is a sort of burn- ng the barn to got nil of the ruts , having had its origin chlelly in the revolt of the country precincts against what is called "the Deadwood court house ring , " that has the credit of so agregiously debauch ing county administration. Councilman Aasliabaugh , who worked energetically for the bill , is from Deadwood , but ho owus his nomination and election to his committal in advance to this measure inimical to the place of liis tesidcnco. This clearly illustrates the extent to which tlio polities of this county have divided on the line , Dead wood on one aide and everybody else on the other. A U'lilD ULNTH. Aside from this antagonism , however , there are motives geographical and spec ulative back of the division scheme. The proposed line of bisection will clearly segregate the agricultural from the min ing districts and leave each country more homogeneous in interests and prod ucts. The demand for division comes from the agricultural eastern half , and will greatly increase their taxation for a separate county administration while cutting them on from the larjre taxpayers of the mines. Hut they will escape the future payment of the enormous count ) * debt , and that is the bugbear thut is breaking up Lawrence county and break ing her down. Several places , too , have eyes on the location of the two future county seats. Sturgis , which claims that honor for the now county , is the homo ot Representative Patton , chief engineer of the division bill. It is expected to bring a town lot boom to Sturgis. It has already brought a boom to Patton. On the lth , the former gave a rubicund re ception to the latter on his return front the wars at Bismarck , on which occasion the burden of the toasts was , "Glory to Patton and Death to Deadwoodl" Ono of the singular features of this sectional quarrel is the fact that the leaders of the anti-Dcadwood part live in that place and are identified with its interests. They have had the prescience and policy to recognize the popular drift anil pet control of a movement thus essentially antagonistic to them. There are good politicians at Deadwood. ACTIVITY IN THE MINKS. Indications point towards a year of unusual activitv in practical mining op erations. Sunday's issues of the L'cad- wood papers contain notices of assess ments levied by twenty-four mining companies. These , added to those al ready collected this spring , call for $ -10,000 to be expended , not in productive , but in "dead work" development. As most of this stock is hold in the Hills , the facts show as well that the men of the lliljs put their money up liberally on their faith in its resources as that thcro is a good deal of "sand" and some money lett hero , notwithstanding bank failures and a tight money market. UISCOUKAOED HULLS. As encouraging reports cannot be made of the speculative market , the trouble with the new mining exchanges that was predicted in this correspondence already begins to show itself. The bull move ment , which the exchange was ex pected and probably organized to promote , halts and staggers. The range of prices is lower than when I last % vroto , though everybody professes to have done the best boosting he could. There are complaints in the papers and on the streets that "wild-cat" mines arc listed , "wash sales" permitted to depress - press prices , and a few days since the community was shocked by the published statement that "a bear movement is un der way that if allowed to run its course will be hurtful to every interest ! " ( sic ! ) The prospects for gambling under a one sided game such as is hero demanded are not Mattering , and we may look to see the Deadwood exchange dither pla.v outer or incur the odium of enmity to local intorcbtb. It is a noteworthy fact in this connection that all the stocks listed in the exchange , thus far , only two have ever enjoyed the endorsement of a divi dend ; the rest are stocks of undeveloped or only partially developed properties. U \rilJ REVOLin ION. Rapid City's municipality seems to be ' 'drifting into arnica. " She is enjoying the distinction of a coup d'etat , albeit it is a "little one for a cunt. " Her common council is composed of four aldermen , equally divided on the liquor question. Mayor Simons , who is president of the council , is a trimmer on mo. t questions , but on this nno ho has given a casting vote \vith the two aldermen who favor high licenses. The liquor men were in this way buatou last winter when they tried to gel the licenses reduced. Last week the mayor and one of the temper ance aldermen were out of town and the two pro-liquor aldermen were in the ma jority. A huriied , quiet meeting was called ; Bohrons , the remaining high license mcmbor , was forced in to the chair ; ( iantz made the motions , Sawyer seconded them , and U. and 8. voted ; the following "reforms" were rushed through : The board of water commissioners was abolished ; the city attorney was expelled from olliee ; the ohief of police was instructed to release all prisoners in custody , a dpicn or BO , under various sentences ; the snporin- tendonl of the water works was in structed to furnish water to consumers who had been shut oiTfor retinal to pay rates. The water-commissioners drink only their only lluid umt ace objection able ; the city attorney is unpopular , profod-iionally , with the saloon element. These ollluial.s hold their olllccs by virtue of laws unrepealed by this action ; and , such as it is , the whole batch of resolutions was vetoed by the pro-torn mayor the next day. Thus , the ellect of this cra/.y escapade , so far , is only to precipitate the light between the saloons and the people ; and to turn loose on the town all the crooks and vaifs.i i The performance raised an excitement which you may bo sure the temperance people did not strain themselves to allay. A large indignation mooting was held marked by heated discussions and reso lutions demanding the instant resigna tion of ( iantz and Sawynr which they declined on the spot to do , and "hurled back dolitinco. " in terms that "preserved the unities" of the parts they had recent ly been playing. Sawyer is the putative liquor men's candid-lie for mayor in tne approaching city election ; he ) an ignorant , brawl ing far gone sot. ( Iantz is register of deeds , a democrat , clpcvd the thiid time in a strong republican countyho is the bent can vasser in the country , discreet , frank , courageous and genetouj. His action in this matter is a icnufuo surprise to all who know him and no theory that dues not involved mont-il aberration or ine briety is sucgested to account for Ins ac tion. Hut it looks , from this distance , a * if ( iantr wao plalng for thu mayoralty , himselt ; If so , there method in his mad ness , for lie would have the enthusiastic support of the democrats , saloons and crooks , and with his own popularity ai.il power , U will need to boat him astiongur man and better worker than 1 can now recall as among the other elements. The whole escapade is a reminder of the man ner and methods of the frontier times which Uapid City is outgrowing. Twicutoi * . rctrotuitm In Utn.li. lit.AKK , Utah , March 30. [ Correspond- cnco of tlin lli'.K.l 'llio famous "Black Girl" llowlng oil spring which was dis covered in December , I860 , has been sold to Boston parties for $1,600.000. There are nine llowing springs of petroleum .situated about three miles of this place. The gas from these wells can bo seen in over two hundred places , and the roar of the same can uo heard the distance of half a mile. Prominent men from Salt Lake have been here examining those springs. Messrs. A. A. and Fred Farrcr , the discoverers of the largest oil well , are feeling very happy. "Colonel" UuHHcll , the Traitor. A'tatiirvl'/ttt , April 1 , The distinguished gentleman whoso name heads this article was recently elected commander of the Grand Army of the Republic for the department of Nebiaska , His selection was one of the greatest blunders the Grand Army has made for years. The bummer dead-beat and , - corpora tion lickspittle , Paul Vundcrvoort , used to manipulate G A. K. matters iu Ne braska , almost exclusively , and now tnis organization has rewarded the chief traitor to Senator Van Wyck with an election as its department commander. It is true that "Colonel" Kussell served with credit as a private soldier during the war , and was an able and trusted "scout" in Gcneial Dodge's secret ser vice , but ho was no "colonel. " Ilow- over , rank should cut no figure , but honor should bo considered , and it appears to us that "Colonel" Russell is without that characteristic ! . As evidence of this fact wo submit the following. After Senator Van Wyck's defeat wo met Mr. Ho\ie , Colonel llusscll'slaw partner , and late register of the Grand Island land ollico , in Lincoln , and ns Hussoll was accused of betraying Van Wyck , wo concluded to ascertain what Hoxio had to say about the matter. After shaking hands with Hoxio we said : " \Vell , old Van is downed at last ? " HOMO replied : 'Tcs , and 1 am glad of it. " We further said : "I noticed that Rus sell got in on the right side in good time. " Hoxie replied : "Yes ; the fact Is. Rus sell never was for Van Wyck. but our county was solid for the "Old Man , " and Russell had to pledge his support to him in order to be elected , but while voting for him here , ho was doing all ho could to bring about his defeat in a quiet way. " Now. reader , this is as it was told to us by Hoxic , and this two-faced , double- dyed traitor to the interests of all the people , has been honored by the Grand Army , because ho was a traitor nnd the friend and tool of railway corporations , and as the head of the judiciary commit tee of the house , was one of llio number charged with attempting to extort money from the Omaha gamblers , ns a reward , for defeating a bill making gambling a felony. The Grand Army is peculiarly unfortunate , in putting at the front , place hunters and spoilmon , who only seek to enrich themselves at the expense of the masses , and in doing so , bring odium upon themselves and incur the hostility of good citizens , who would naturally bo the friend of the old sol diers , if they refused to allow the Rus- sols and Vandcrvoots to manipulate their organization in the interests of the despoilers - poilors and robbers of the people. We served moro tiian four years in the same regiment with "Colonel" Russell , and have nothing to say against him , as a soldier , but his porhdv , as admitted and boasted of by Hoxic. is infamous and should cause every soldier and honest man to loathe him. Colonel Rus- sol while a member of the Second Iowa infantry , was detailed as a scout , and may have acted in tho.cap-tcity of spy , as is alleged by the Omaha BKK. Cer tain it is that he was both a spy and a traitor iu the Van Wyok camp. lining an old soldier our sympathies are with them and wo desire to only speak in kindly words of their action , "but un less the Grand Army ceases to become the tail of the political kite of the Rus- sells , Vandorvoorts ct al , of the railroad republican machine , it will soon be friendless as an organization In Ne braska. A Demi Fashion Reviving. London Life : At more than one "first night" late'y ' powdered coiffurea ha\e made their appearance in the stalls of the West-end theatres , and , as ovcrjthlnj ; must have a beginning , it is just possi ble that this phenomenon may pretend n general return to the fashion of using hair powder so prevalent in the last cen tury. \ \ omen ncaring forty arc , it must be confessed , under a strong temptation to powder their hnir as a means of dis guising the ravages of time , and oven younger faces are sometimes seen to ad vantage under a powdered coitl'nre. Con sidering the caprices of fashion there would , therefore , be nothing astonishing in the revival of the fantastic headgear of Madame Pompadour and her contem poraries. It is for men to set their faces against any fashionable folly of this kind , for , all theories to the contrary notwithstanding , it is ccitain that women , whatever they may say , are largely inlluonced by a desire to please the opposite box. Hair powder , to my mind would , bo a monstrosity in these days , when simplicity of attire Is , or ought to be , the standard of good taste. For not only is the use of hair powdered in itself a sham , nnd.therefore , objection able , but it entails the use of hair oil or Rome other abomination of the kind , to prevent the powder flying about like dust. In the last centnrj * it was custom ary for ladies to wear , not powder pure and simple , but a species of oleaginous "Hour" or paste , which reduced the hair to a truly tilthy condition. Ono may well bo alarmed at a prospect of the revival of such a fashion. Tlif I'rnportlon oC.Nnllonal Taxation. Engineciing News : Figures compiled by .Mr. Kdwnrd Atkinson indicate that the debt of the United States is only 73 cents per acre , while the aveiage of Eng land , Franco and Germany is JilO.OU per cent. In all Europe the proportion of men in the standing armies and navies ( not includ ing reserves , ) is one to sixteen. In the United States it is 1 to 823. The people of the United States produce the equiva lent of $200 per annum for each man , woman and child , England , $175 : Franco , $120 , and Germany , flOO. If thine figures are correct the proportion of national product Is 2J per cent in the United States , 0.74 per cent iu England ; ! > * ! per cunt in France and 13 per cent in Germany. Italy , who1 e product is ISO per capita , pays 14 } per cent for taxes. Her military antt naval force is second ouly to that of Russia , or 705,820 men. . Denver ban created the office ot street sprinkling superintendent ,