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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : TUESDAT. JULY 19. 1887. .m DAILY BEE. " " "PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. or DuHr ( Moral.iif Kdltlon ) Including Sunday BEE. Unii Year. , . $10 M For Six Month * . . . 6 ' " ) 1'orTliron Month * . . . . . , , . . . . "W Iho Omnha Hmiiliij' DUE , mailed to nny uJdrwjs , Ono Yonr. . . . 200 OMAHA Orrtrn. No. 014 AND Oil FAIIXAV Pinrrr. NRW YOHK tirrtrr. , Uoow nft , Tnincvi : linuiiNa. W.AH1U.NUTUX OmCI , .Nll.61.1 fUUIITII.NtllStUXCt. . All eomrnunlaitions relating to nowfl nndrdl- torlnl nmttor HliouM bo juMretsod to too KOI- TOU or ziiic BBC. BCSlNBBa I.lTTIMt All budnc'fl let tern and romlttnncei ( liould bo Mdreswd to TUB II EB I'uui.isiiiNn COMI-AXT , OMAHA. Drafts , chocka und pontonlce order. ) to be uiulo payable to the order of tUu company , TEE BEE POBllSHIlllfcIPW , PROPRIETORS , E. ROSEWATEn , EDITOR. THE DAILY DEB. Sworn Statement of Circulation. Btato of Nebraska. I _ County of Douglas. ( " ' " ' Gco. IJ. TzschucK , secretary of The Bee Publishing company , docs solemnly swear that the nctii.il circulation of tlw Dally Buo for the week ending July 15 , 1837 , was as "follows : Haturday.July 9 14.200 Sunday. Jiilv 10 K200 Monday. July 11 1W.W Tuesday. July 1'J W.H'.U Wednesday , July 13 13tt Thursday. July 11 1H.WO Friday , July 16 > iasg Average 11.078 ( IF.O. li. T/.RCHUCK. Sworn to nnd subscribed lu my presence this 10th day of July , A. D. 1&S7. 1&S7.N. N. P. FKir , . ( SEAL. ) Notary Public. Btato of Nebraska , ) Douglas County.S3 ( Oeo. B. T7.8chuck , bolnf * first duly sworn , dejtosM nnd says that ho Is secretary of The Dee Publishing company , tlmt the nctuM avernpo dally circulation of the Dally lice for the month of July. 1SWJ , 1B. ! 14 copies ; Tor August , 18 8 , 1il,4M conies ; for Septem ber , IbW , lUuno copies ; for October , ItvSO. 12,089 copies ; for November. 1880 , 13us : copies ; for December , 18Wi. ii'7 : ) ! ' copies ; for January 18b7 , 10,200 copies ; for February. Ib87 , 1-J.198 copies ; for March. lb 7 , 14.400 copies ; for April , 1687,14,310copies ; for May , 1837 , 14,227 copies ; lor Junu 1887,14,147 copies. OKO. IJ. TZSCHUCK. Subscribed and sworn to before mo this 1st dayot July A. I ) . , 1887. ISKAL.I N. P. KKIL , Notary Public , DENVKU in beginning to talk nbout paving her streets. Omnha i the bust paved city west of Now York. llOTHAKBH and Morrissey want to have Soavoy fired. Would it not bo much bettor for the community if Roth- aker nnd Morrissey were fired ? IT is a lively race between the heat nnd the water us to which will claim the greatest number of victims. Meanwhile the coroner smiles with gouhsh gleennd the undertaker erects a new block of buildings. _ _ UKEVT minds always run in the same channel. Kvcry time Uothakcr writes an attack on Seavey , Morrissey is in spired with the same thought , and the two opposing party organs play their little tune in harmonious accord. THE Chicago Sunday Tribune reported moro than seventy cases of sunstroke , over twenty-eight proving fatal , in tha city on Saturday last. The Tribune ought to publish just ono moro of its famous articles ou "Chicago As a Sum mer Resort. " IF the sturdy policemen of Omaha want to wear wreaths of roses upon their heads ns well as badges upon their breasts , they will not delay twenty-four hours longer the complete breaking up of the notorious clement in the vicinity of Cut- on" lake. It is n disgrace to the fair name of the city and should bo closed out at oueo and for all time to come. Mit. McSiiANK's editor has discovered that a party of highly moral nnd res pectable citizens are nbout to invest in a kettle of t r and a barrel of feath ers to bo applied to the body of the offensive chief of po lice. This gentle threat the democratic member of the combine professes to dis countenance , while at the same time ho uses language that would encourage such methods. Hut who is making these threats ? Do they come from the Moyui- han detective watch ? [ N spite of the injunction issued by Judge ( irofT , the Jlcpitblican keeps on in serting the olllcial advertisements of the board of public works. This is the cheek iest bit of enterprise we have over scon. \Vho is to pay for this illegal advertising ! Do the impudent tricksters that have Bought to procure thu contract for ollicinl advertising by crooked methods imagine that they will bo allowed to raid the city treasury without protest ? If they do , wo give them notice now that wo shall in voke the power of the courts to enjoin the treasurer from paying their illegal claims. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Now that they are murdering mis sionaries up in Alaska , let us hope that three of America's noble sons , Senators Allison and Vest and Congressman Tom Itecd , of Maine , who are in that section , may bo spared , That either of these three distinguished gentlemen might bo mistaken for missionaries is not improb able , though a look under the seat of Senator Vest's bugLry and in the pistol pockets of Tom Keed may disclose a kind of lluid absorbed only by statesmen. Senator Allison , unlike his companions in this respect , may be made a sacrifice. Now comes a man who on his dying bed in Ilolyoko , Mass. , is alleged to have confessed to having seen Miss Jennie Cra mer , the girl whose body was found in the river at Now Ilnven , Conn. , in 1878 , com mit tmicido. The mysterious dentil ol Miss Cramer , the beautiful daughter of a shoemaker , was at the time ono of the most sensational case * of the kind that over figured in the American press. Suspicion pointed strongly to Walter Mallery and hl < brother , the sons of a rich dry goods merchant , though they wore acquitted utter n trial lasting some weeks. Albert Fitzroy , who makes the confession stated that ho saw the girl throw hersel ! in the water. It does not seem probable that n man with a heart nc larger than a point of a pit could have held this secret for this lengtl of time , when n word from him would have been at least some relief to the dis tracted parent * ) of the dead girl and bo Bides would have averted suspicion from the Mnllory boys. Tha most charitable thing to be said of Fitzroy is that hevu : either n scoundrel or lar. The lif-Mon ot the n. & M. Dlnniter. Ofliclnl investigation of the circum stances attending the fatal nnd destruct ive collision nl Ilavelock relieves Engin eer Dowser of the charge of having been nslcop , and It 19 simple justice la him that his exculpation should be ns widely published as was the charge. The re sponsibility justly rests on the company , which had devolved the important duty of signaling trains upon an Inexper ienced operator , who in turn delegated it in this instance to "a young man in the office. " It was the operator's first night on duty , and his familiarity with the business consisted of an o.xporionco of three weeks somewhere in Dakota. Ills only recommendation for this ser vice appears to have been that he was cheap. In this case the economy of the 1) . & M. managers cost the loss of one lifo and the destruction of property estimated at two hundred thousand dollars , nn expensive experience which these shrewd financiers will think about for some time to como. So far as the public is concerned , this disaster is suggestive of moro than mere pecuniary loss. The patrons of the Bur lington road naturally nsk themselves why that wealthy corporation should per sist hi n niggardly policy by which their lives and property are recklessly endan gered. The Burlington road has ample means at its command to pay good wages for competent employes In every lopartmont. It is utterly in excusable in the managers 10 place mere stripplings in positions of responsibility that require the judg ment and experience of men. It is bad enough for telegraph companies to cm- ploy ' 'plug" operators. The blunders of cheap operators on commercial lines are , however , very seldom responsible for iiccidental loss of life and destruction of property. The railroad operator , and specially train dcspatchor , holds the lives of hundreds of people in his hands , and therefore this class of employes should bo thoroughly competent , care fully selected , well paid and not over worked. The time must coma at no dis tant day when national and state legisla tures will prohibit the employment of boys as railway operators and station agents. The shortsighted railway managers never will profit by costly experience. The Ohio Dilemma. Both of the political parties in Ohio are in a dilemma. The democrats , who will hold their convention in Cleveland this week , are sorely perplexed to find an avail able candidate for governor. Had Mr. Thurman yielded to the pressure to be come again the leader of the party it would have greatly simplified the demo cratic situation , but the old Koman ab solutely refuses to do this , for the pro fessed reason that the condition of his health will not permit him to engage actively in politics. Even if this excuse did not exist , Mr. Thurman might find sufiicicnt reason for rejecting any de mands the party might make on him in the shabby way he has been treated since he retired from the senate. It is hardly possible that the re collection of this has failed to have some inlluence in impelling him to decline a gubernatorial nomination , llo would find it diflicult to nlliliato with the men who are now foremost in the democratic politics of Ohio , and ho must necessarily feel uncertain of the support of many of these unless ho should stultify his con science by making bargains with them for a distribution of spoils in the event of his election. Never has a really worthy and distinguished party leader anywhere bcon moro shamefully treated than has Judge Thurman by the democracy of Ohio , and it is not diflicult to understand that now , after the corrupt and lawless clement of the party has placed it in nn almost hopeless minority , ho should reject the dispairing ap peal to lend his honored name and his great ability to give this clement another chance to plunder and despoil. Sincerely devoted to the democratic party as Mr. Thurman unquestionably is , and desiring its success under right con ditions as eagerly as any member of it can , ho is too honorable and self-re specting to assist in promoting the am bition of a faction , now dominant in the party in his state , whoso conduct and policy have done so much in the last few years to bring reprobation upon the name of democracy. Dnder different circumstances and conditions , which re flected no dishonor on the party , it can not be doubted that if the democracy of Ohio called upon Judge Thurman to again become its standard bearer ho would bo found ready nnd will ing to assume the task , and it need not bo said that his doing so would bo greatly to the party's ad vantage , But ns the situation stands neither the tasK nor the associations would 1)0 congenial to him. Ho could hardly hope to give the party success and hi.s own now untarnished fame would inevitably bo soiled by defeai. There fore ) ho wisely keeps out of the conflict , preserving intact his honor and his repu tation , and leaving the reckless and cor rupt element to ilouudor as best it may out of the desperate situation it has brought about. Tim republican dilemma grows out of the question whether the state conven tion , which will bo held in Toledo next week , shall express its preference for Senator Sherman as a presidential can didate or remit that matter to the convention of next year. As wo indicated several ( lays ago this issue is evidently causing a good deal of feeling in the party , and there is danger that whichever course shall finally be decided upon moro or less disaffection - affection \vijl result , Except for this the republican party of Ohio would bo entirely harmonious. There is no oppo sition to the reuominution of Governor l-'orakcrwho has made a moat creditable record , and the party is confident of its ability to re-elect him. There could not bu the least doubt of this if the disturb ing question noted were not in the way , but obviously there Is sotuo danger in that. It has thus far served to show to the country that tnuro is n strong and very earnest Bhiinc following in Ohio , which insists upon having its preference known. At present the under standing appears to bo that pursuant to the destro of Mr. Sherman n resolution endorsing him will bo pre sented to the convention. Ho quite nat urally wishes to know whether or not the republicans of his state approve of his candidacy , so that ho may determine his coursu. The supporters of Mr. Shut' man insist that an expression can prop erly bo asked now , while the Blaiuo mo a with equal earnestness take the position that it is unnecessary nnd can ns well wait for the next state convention. Gov ernor Forakor agrees with the latter , al- .hough proclaimed as a supporter of Sherman , Thus If n resolution is intro duced nnd ndoptcd , ns it probably Would bo , the republican vote would doubtless sutl'cr to some extent from the dtsafToction of Blaine men ; if defeated it might sutler even moro Inrgely from the nliona- tion of Sherman supporters. To aban don the matter would bo to leave In uncertainty the views of a majority of Ohio republicans regarding the candi dacy of Mr. Sherman , with the fact es tablished that IJr. Blaine has n largo and devoted following in that state , Such n situation would very certainly opcrato to the disadvantage of Senator Sherman , nnd the harm done could hardly bo reme died by the next year's state convention , however strong nnd enthusiastic its en dorsement might bo. Obviously the only man who can relieve the rapublicans of Ohio of this dilemma is Mr. Sherman , nnd it scorns clear that ho should do it at whatever personal sacrifice. It is n case where the welfare of the party must have precedence of individual interest. A word from Mr. Sherman will calm the troubled waters1 , restore harmony , and assure republican success. Ho cannot afford to permit anything - thing to be done that will perpetrate dis sension in his party that is surer to weaken if it shall not defeat it. There cannot bo n doubt that ho would gain friends everywhere by advising his friends in the state convention , in the In terest of peace and harmony , not to present the proposed resolution. Ho would thus remove the only hope upon which the democrats are now building and make the way clear to an ovowhclm- ing republican victory in Ohio next No vember. Tcllinc Testimony. The testimony that has recently been supplied by the principal cities of Maine , so clear nnd authoritative in its charac ter as to admit of no denial , showing that the prohibition law is being sys tematically disregarded and that intem perance openly practiced is rapidly in creasing , is supplemented by equally good evidence that prohibition in Hhodo Island , the last state to adopt it , is oven loss successful than in Maine. The Provideuco Journal , nn entirely trust worthy paper , has been making an in vestigation with the result of finding that the good affects produced by pro hibition immediately after its adoption are fast disappearing , and that the con dition of things is really worse now than it was under a high license law. That paper says "it cannot bo denied that prohi bition in Rhode Island , after a year's ex perience , has been found to be so com plete a failure that it is no extravagance to pronounce it a miserable farce. " In Providence there are now moro places wliero liquor is sold , under some arrange ment , than there wore licensed saloons under the old law , and the same is true of most other towns. In the entire state it is the opinion of the Journal that "there are at least as many liquor dealers - ors doing business to-day as there were under the license system. " in New Hampshire , which has a stringent pro hibitory statute , matters are no better so far as the larger towns are concerned , and an excise bill has been introduced in the legislature as a means of at once re ducing the number of saloons and offord- ing a ravomio to the state. Only these who will not sou can bo blind to the meaning of these indisputa ble facts. What is the testimony on the other side ? Minnesota has but recently put into effect a higti license law , and the latest figures show a reduction in ttio number of drinking places from 2,290 to 1,800 , although the new license fee has not yet gone into force in all localities , The verdict of ono of the most prominent journals of that state is that "Minnesota ha.i abundant reason for congratulation in the method of regulation which she had adopted. " Similar evidence is fur nished by other states in which n license or tax system prevails showing its good oftects in reducing the number of drink ing places and keeping those that con tinue in better regulation. Such testi mony must carry conviction to all who are in a condition to bo convinced. There are two elements with whom such contrasts between the working of prohibition and high license cannot bo expected to have any influence , the un reasoning nnd those who are in the con trol of the rum power. But they cannot fail in time to make such an impression upon the much larger class of reasoning and independent people that ultimately high license will prevail wherever this class is in the majority. A Jewel or CoiiHlslency. A professional liar ought to havoncood memory. An editor who wants to exert any influence must bo consistent. The Jlcjmblican calls for the removal of Soavoy because of his alleged expulsion from a Masonic order , which is said to have occurred in California live or six years ago. The cause for this action is ascribed to Suavoy's domestic miscon duct and the vilest epithets are applied to him. him.Now Now wo have no knowledge of the truth or the falsity of the reported expul sion of Sravcy from masonry , nor do wo propose to defend or condone his past conduct. But it does strike us as very singular that a paper should cat its own word * and resort to a course opposite to that to which it was committed less than six weeks ago. On the ( ith day of Juio the llcpublican took position on the Seavoy scandal in the following editorial : The Mr. Seavey from Santa Barbara , who has been acting RS chief of police without authority , has been Interviewed on the sub ject ot his elopement. This paper Is tree to confess that It U not Interested in the details of Mr. Seavoy's past mlsdupds. / ( cure * t'ery llMc. tclictncr he eloped with the wives of a dozen men. Tun main fact is that ho Is act- iiiKittiout authority In an office ivim him by an appointing power without a legal basis. t. On the same day the llcpublican con tained the following editorial : We still insist that Mr. Seavey's private af fairs have noililnc to do with thu chief ot pollcushlp. Tha main fact Is that he does not hold the ortlco , has never been properly named , Is not qualified and is still a private citlzun. * * * When Ouminlug * turned over the otllco H was tantamount to a resig nation. Seavey c uld not act legally and C.iptaln Uormack , as next In ofllc < \ is In tern- poi.ity charge and can hold the position until chief Is appointed. In 'the face of those utterances the Republican makes Seayoy'd past record the pretest for n iialgnant ) ) editorial in which the council are advised to "liro him" for immoral conduct In California. In the same editorial Cummlnzs is de clared to be the legal chief of police. Now if the ns-iallant of Seavey really uollovcs that ho is not the lawful chief of police , let him test the law on this point in the courts. Mr. Seavoy will cheer fully accommodate him. to another free ride in the police patrol wagon , and take his chances on being sustained. The Itco niul the MHHOUS. The Bii's : : denuuufatlon of the Masons who originated the cliarccs against Seavey as "a cang which Is notoriously In bad oder nnd disrepute , " may prove n boomerang. The Masons are not In the habit of belnp In sulted by a countryless creature llo lloson- wasscr , nnd they have a good memory for unclassed cattle. KepuMlcan * The Masonic fraternity has ns yet never put its reputation in the keeping of elung-shot rowdies and bummers who nro carried to their homes in police patrol wagons. Thr Masons have no oc casion to consider themselves in sulted by the HKB'S refer ence to the Moynllmn gang of thugs. If they do , the editor of the BKK , who is a Mason and has been in good stand ing for more than twenty years , is sub ject to the discipline of the order. The Masonio fraternity is not in the habit of admitting uuclassud cattle into its order , nnd any Mason in good standing is not without a country. In this community at least anil with the Masons of Omaha the slanderous assaults of ventursonio scorpions who have stung themselves to death wherever they have been , fall fiat and harmless. Time KI Call n Unit. ft is about time that the law-abiding nnd reputable citizens should discounte nance the infamous couse pursued by the Ihntld and Jicpnblican with regard to our police. Their editors have demoral ised the council by mischievous nnd vi cious advice and constant plotting and counterplotting to undermine the police commission. They are disorganizing the police by onnournging in subordination nnd lawlessness. They have done this city incalculable damage by misrepresenting Omaha ns a place whore life and property are made insecure by hordes of highwaymen , pick pockets nnd crooks , when in fact Omaha is as orderly n place as any city of equal population. They have given active sup port to an attempt on the part of the council to overthrow the police commis sion anil arrogate to itself a dangerous dictatorship over its members. If these papars had not given countenance to the Monyilian conspiracy , the council would long since have dropped the controversy over the police chief nnd approved the regulations which the commission had adopted. It is notorious that the editors of the Herald and licpnlhcan arq ' 'disappointed candi dates for the police comtnissioncrship , nnd their course is chielly inspired by malice and vindictivoncss , coupled with n desire to dominate over the police force through Mojiuhan. The prowrietors of the Herald and Itcpub- licrtn cannot evade responsibility for the combine which their editors have formed , and the policy to which their papers are committed by them. IF President Cleveland had been eve r at Council Bluffs last nightand witnessed the enthusiastic reception given General Tuttle , ho would no doubt have seen the extent of his unpopularity growing out of the attempt to return the rebel relics. I'HOMINENT IMillSONS. Hose Cochlan is spending the summer feed ing her ducks and chickens on her ideal farm at Vonkers. Mr. Kobert Louis Stevenson , the novelist , will leave Enpland In September for a visit to the United States , lie has many admirers In this country. Mine. Modjeska's great desire Is to make enough money to enable her to lead a life ot elegant leisure on her California ranch. She is weary of changing cars and hosts. Governor Taylor , of Tennessee , talked sweetly to a graduating class of Mississippi girls the other day , and when ho had wound up they presented him with a liddlo liddle- stci ! < s tluown in. Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett Is now on her thlid visit to Knglaud , which she left when fourteen yeais of age. She receives much distinguished attention from noble and literary lions nnd lionesses. General Franz Slgel , the hero of the men who "fought mlt SIgol , " Is now In the west visiting some of the old battle grounds. The object of his visit Is to obtain some definite information about the topography of the country. Ho Is to write thu story of his campaign , to be published in German. Tlio Unco In AYHI-Mjli Kxtlnct. Silicon Teleuiavh. Some people claim that the president ought to go to St , Louis , and that Andy Jackson would go under similar circumstances. Well , well , tlieio are no more Andy Jnrksons , nnd never will bo. Wo are not cutting that kind of presidential timber. Will Tackle ArlHtotlo. CVifrn0ii TrlliMne. The Concord School of Philosophy is now about to sei/o hold ot Aristotle in Its largo and reckless way and will scatter his dis jointed fragments all over the United States and a part of Long Island. Next to Shak- speare the Hon. Mr. Arl.stotle will bo the worst used-up man ol tlie summer. Tlio DIIUR'H ilmmcnt. Hultimoic lltnilil. "I'm reduced to despair , " Quoth the dudt , * , with n stare , "When tli prlnco gets his tips troin the wild Wooly \Vij-u , If liull.ilo Bill Sets the styles at his will , Shall the fusiuuus bo altered at Hud Shirt's behest ? "Have wosuffercu In vain All this cerebral strain In aping the prlnco as ho held us In tow , Who , with favbrTuid , praise , Now ath'cts the wild ways Of Buffalo Bill nnd his outlandish show ? t "Must the faHlilop compel A thoroiighbiuU hwoll. Who lonus for tiiu light of Imperial smiles , Now to hastily snurn What hfl laboied to learn , And come down to homely American styles' ' "Oh I give usa prluco Whom you cannot convince That cxeollenco dwells In the wild , bloody West. To teach us with care Knelt new British stare ; For everything EiiBlHi Is aurely the best. " Discrimination with a Vengeance. C7ifr < i/i ( ( Trt > j\tne \ One of the witnesses in the Pacific rail way investigating committee , now push ing its labors in Denver , Colo. , testified that ho had an interest in n Denver news paper which paid $30 a ton freight ou papar shipped from Chicago. At the same time n journal in San Fraucisro used thu'jauie description of paper puid only $20 a ton freight from ChlcAgo. Ho was asked whether that discrimination had existed since the passage of the inter' state commerce law , and ropled that It did , ns the fourth clause of the law had bei'ti suspended by the commissioners. No moro striking evidence of the fu tility of the inter-Htato commerce net could be adduced than these questions nnd answers. Hero is n case of discrim ination so appallingly palpable that if it cannot bo remedied by the Inw the latter is proved to bo utterly wcrthlo.'s for the end sought. Yet It Is in these cases which exhibit the most glaring evils of a cy.itcm unregulated by tlio government that the commissioners incontinently suspend the provisions of the net. On the other hand , In cases in which no supervisory governmental system Is required the law is allowed to stand. Under such workings of iho now system as the above the now law operates a good deal like the Frenchman's demand for his deposit in a discredited bank : "If you have my money I no want It : if you no have my money I want it. " STATE AND TEK1UTOUY. Nebraska Jottlnc * . Grand Island's cannery will bo ready for the corn crop. Hastings will put $15,000 hi extensions of her water mains. The Missouri Pacific promises to build n depot in Nebraska City. Wayne has put $ : J5,000 , into improve ments in the past six months. A prohibition paper and waterworks nrc twin additions to Ord's progress. Covington's fifty-two voters unani mously cast their ballots for a street car franchise. Cheyenne real estate men are planning nn excursion from Omaha and other Nebraska cities to Wyoming's capital on Auctist 15. Abraham Thiessou , the Jefferson county Mennonite , who went to Uussia to look after some claims of his country , anil spout six months in jail there , has returned homo. Ills mission was barren of results. The Boonc County Argus has it that "Armour & Co. , "tho great Chicago packers , have completed the purchase of property in Omaha to bo occupied by their immense packing houses which will bo moved from Chicago before the next packing season opens. They will do the bulk of their business there , nnd will employ 1,000 men. Jt will bo a great thing for Omaha and Nebraskn. " The Rapid Citv Republican of Friday says : "Mr. Franklin , the owner of the Washington cliim in the Etta district , came in yesterday and brought Mr. Bontly , of tlio committee for preparing a mineral exhibit , one Hundred and fifty pounds of tin specimens for tlio Omaha and Lincoln fairs. Mr. Bcntly will start " to-day , in comvwny with Mr" . Franklin , for Hill City , Harnoy Peak , and Barren's Gulch , for the purpose of collecting tin specimens , intending to make a collect ion which shall be worthy of the Hills. OPC piece weighing 250 pounds has been promised and will be included in the collection. " Tlio death of Frank Coy , the Davenport druggist , was a terrible shock to the community. While going down , stairs into the store , Friday night , with a lighted lamp in his hand , he slipped nnd fell to the floor. The lamp was broken in the fall anil the blazing oil eirvcloped his clothing in an instant , and spread over tlio stairs , Ho fought the lire bravely for some time and succeeded in Having the building at the cost of his lifo. His body was terribly burned. The remains worn taken to Hustings for burial. The deceased leaves a wile and four children. It is told of President Potter , of the Union Pacific , that ho entered the power house at the Council Bluffs transfer n few iays ago in search of economy. Tlio engineer and an assistant were" busily engaged on the latest illustrated papers , but stopped lor a moment to cast a cyni cal glance at the unknown intruder. "What are your duties hero , my men * " whispered Mr. Potter , in a mellow , quivering voice. "Why why wo blow the whistle three times a day , " cheerily responded the engineer. "Wo can dis pense with the whistles and your ser vices , " said Mr. Potter. The order was promptly obeynd and the whistle and power house arc now silent and tenantr- luss. Iowa IromR. Creston has granted a franchise for a street railway. The Story county soldiers' reunion will bo held at Nevada August 4 and fi. Edward Russell , for thirty-nine years a resident nf Ssott county , and nineteen years editor of the Davenport Gazette , has removed to Minneapolis. There are 203 inmates of the Soldiers' Orphans' home at Davenport 100 males nnd iw ; tumales. All but thirty-six of this number wine born in Iowa. Rev. C. Cook , of Jessup , aged sixty- seven , a preacher and drummer , was married in Sioux City , Friday , to Mrs. Curtis , a widow of forty-eight , after a courtship of ono hour. Tlio Iowa hospital for the insane at In dependence , at the date of the last monthly report , contained 701 inmates HI males and 1117 females. Of this num ber 101) ) are natives of Jowa , ! Ul of other states and 311 of foreign countries. Ben Kersey post G. A. It. , at Union , expect to entertain the soldiers of Hardln county with a grand encampment on the 17th and 18th of August. General Tuttle and the lion. W. P. Hepburn have signi fied their intention to bo present , nnd Governor Larrabeo and General Given have been invited. "A veteran observer of the weather , " says the Burlington Hawkeye , "who has made a study of climates , lately ventured the explanation that the increasing dryness - ness of lown .summers wi.- ; > duo to the in creasing amount of draining that was being dono. His theory in brief was that the hundreds of miles of tilintr that have been laid in the past few years had drained the sloughs and ponds that formerly supplied almost constant evapo ration and consequent showers. " Dilkotn. Rapid City's assessed valuation amounts to ? 1,33UCW. : The total assessed valuation of real and personal property of Lawrence county is ? 1,102,850. Tlio assessed valuation of Hutohinson county is $3,000,000 a little over $500,000 , higher than last year. The treasurer's quarterly statement shows that llutcliin.son county has $18,210.25 to her credit. The Missouri river is cutting into the Dakota bunk at a point about a mile east of Yankton at nn alarming rate. A itividitnd of 10 cents a share has boon declared on Deadwood Terra , or f'0,000 in all. This is tlio first dividend that has been declared on Deadwood Terra since January , 188U. The board of county commlsslonora in creased thu assessed valuation of Aber deen's city property 150 per cent , or from $077,220 to $1,09(1,450. ( All other portions of Brown county were increased from ! W to 100 per cent. Thu total equal ized valuation of the county is $7,1W,703. ( QUINN BOHANNON. One of His Desperate Adventures at Iilncoln. NelirnHlta. A brief paragraph in n late paper stat- inir the mysterious I'.seapo of ( Juinn Bohnnnon from the Nebraska City jail , recall * to a writer in thu Providence .Journal some incidents In this noted des perado's life , and one episode in partic ular which , in 1873 or 1871 , caused ( to put it flphonlously ) considerable discom fort to a great part of thu male popula tion of Lincoln , Nob. Bohunnon and Me Water * ( at that time fellow-prisoners in the Lincoln state prison ) had boon noted for a lone period , ns prnlrlo annals reckon time , for their crimes , fearlessness , ami general "cuss- cdncss , " For what particular offense they wore then confined Is out of my memory ; but Bohnnnon , then about twenty-two or twenty-three years of ago had the repu tation of phootlng two or three men ; whllo McWaters possessed n much darker name , perhaps because ho was an older man , nnd in addition did not carry with him that appearance of genial good-fellowship for which so much is forgivun the western dovll-inav-cnrtf. That ho was not entirely destitute of humor , lot the following anecdote show : At ono point In his career ho quarrelled with nn iutimato friend , and the charac ter of the two men made it easily bo- lluvcd that their threats of shooting on sight would bo carried into effect. How ever , they mot face to face in the door of n saloon , ahd the friend , who Boomed to have some manliness , hold out his hnud nnd Hiiid : "Jim. wo had some trouble the other night about nothing , but wo have known each other for some years. Lot's call it square , " nnd McWators answered : "That's all right. I have nothing ngainst you , Come in and have n drink. " They shook hands , took their drink , nnd as ho left the "friend" put out his hand and said : "WellJim it isall right is it ? " And Mcaters answered : "It is all right. 1 am a good friend of yours. " Ho watched him out the door , quietly followed him , nnd dcliberrtoly shot him in the bnck , killing him instantly. When nskod afterward whv ho did this to a professed friend , he replied that "tho blue army overcoat ho were was such a good shot ho couldn't help it. " This remark contains the touch of hu mor ( t ) 1 alluded to. It is difficult to define a man of this kind. The ordinary yardstick of morality is 11801084. The action was certainly cow ardly , but McWaters had proved himself on many an occasion nn absolutely fear less man.and no man who denounced the action would have cared to enforce his opinion on the subject by argument with McWaters himself. The noted character of these two men ( MoWators and Bohannon ) and others confined with them made the knowledge of their escape a startling piece of news to the people of Lincoln , situated about a milo nnd a half from the prison. The intelligence was broucht bv n mounted turnkey , who excitedly stated that the prisoners iiad possession of the jail and armory. The news spread fast , and in five minutes armed men were on their way to the prison. Men were scour ing the city for weapons , and in an hour Lincoln was almost emptied of its male population. One pale facn , I remember well. It was the jailor's , whoso wife and children were shut in with the desperate gang. McWators and Bohannon were the leaders in tlio revolt , but the releasing of other prisoners and the breaking into tlio armory had so delayed thorn that when they were ready to force an exit there was u circle of men around the building through which they could not break. On thn ether hand , they hold a supplied fortress which only n siege could reduce. Troops were telegraphed for from Fort Omnhn , nnd nil night wo Jny out ido the prison. Rltles were discharged from time to time , nnd I heard of a prisoner's arm being broken , but no ether damvgo. There was little sleep , and all night long the face of the jailor , palo and drawn with anxiety , llitted nmonc us. In the morning the troops arrived and very soon a white Hag ( or something re sembling it ) waved from a window , and from another smaller window fluttered n handkerchief. "Thank Godl It is rry wife , " said the jailer , and against remonstrances walked squarely toward the prison. Before lonjj ho returned and reported that liis wife and children were un harmed and that the prisoners had agreed to surrender and immediately return to their cells , on condition that no punish ment should bo muted out to them. This was promised , their arms were stacked and they wore again shut up. Perhaps it was to bo expected from hu. man nature , but the ringleaders wore punishod. A week after MoWaters was shot dead in the prison , nnd a short par agraph in the papers stated that ho was attempting to lend a second mutiny. Perhaps he was , although the stnto- ttiout was generally disbelieved , but he died unregretted , nnd I think without human sympathy. Bohannon lias shot , robbed , bcon cap tured , and escaped , 1 know not how often - ten , and now ho has mysteriously dis appeared from Nebraska City jail , leaving his cell-door looked behind. Ho is moro popular than McWaters , and not so grim a villian , having moro friends through geniality and good humor when not crossed , but his career will bo crime until the end and his peculiar class is fading from thu west. May their disappearance bo rapid. AN ABANDONED BRIDE. SciiHiUional Sueno nt \Vciiiltng Fes tival In North St. IjouU. St. Louis Globe-Democrat : Miss Millur , n very popular young lady in North St. Louis society , nnd living on Warren street , has had a sad experience. Not only was she sorely disappointed by the desertion of a faithless lover at the very last moment , that disappointment being witnessed by the clergyman who was to have aided in making her a bride and by ( cores of guests , but now she has been compelled to appeal to the courts for re dress for other wrongs nt the hands of the deserter. Last Wednesday night she was to have been wedded at her parents' residence to a Mr. Brown. Long before tills day preparations had been made for thi. ' happy event , hundreds of invitations had been sent out by the young lady and her parents. Brown , who is a machmlnt by trade , working somewhere on Dick- son street , behaved most admirably. With his intended wifu hu sut out several weeks before tlio marriage nnd purchased carpets , turnituru and all other house hold effects to fit up a comfortable homo. Last Wednesday evening cninu. Thu Miller residence was crowded with guests , imch bunging gifts and congratu lations. But when ttio hands of thn cloek wuro Hearing the hour of 8 the guests began asking for thu groom , Brown. Bridu , bridnmaid and groomsman also grew uneasy and looked anxiously for Brown. Every footstep heard from the outside was thought to bu Brown's , and heads were thrust out of thu winduus and eyes strained for the first glimpsu of Brown. The hour of II was reached , and no Brown came. Ills boarding house was Ihon visited , but fie wn : not to bo found The _ cui'stH by this time were slowly retreating onu by one , each spunk ing a kind word to thu grief stricken iMiss Millur. Her parents stood nt her Hide , but nothing could soothe her grief. To thu Millur family Brown's conduct was unaccountable , ns ho had already pur chased a house. On thu following morning a nad denouncement to the atlatr was furnished when the girl's brother wont to thu Four Courts and got a warrant out eharuing Brown with seduction 1'hu warrai.twas placed in the hands of thn deputy .sheril ) ' , who failed to find any trace ot Jio fugitive. About 2 o'clock vu-iUirday afluriioon r. young man rushed Into 'lie Chestnut street police station and asked Sitrgun.it Mueller , who was in charge , to Bond n officer with him , as a man for whom a warrant was out was nl F. W Itosentlinl'.s pnr | > et Mure , where ho was itilijiloyed , The oxciled , > oung man proved to bn Miss .Milkr'h brother anil the man at the carp"t sli ru iionn other than Brown. OlUuur MiojiticJ O'Maliuy ' was sent with Mr , Miller , but whim the carpet stori wnn readied it wns found tlmt the othcl young man was Brown's brother , who was settling for carpets that the recreant bridegroom had bought before the mar riage that did not occur , Of course IK was not molested. * BASE BALL INNmANAPOLIS , A G.IIIIO .Mr * . Mo Duffy Con 111 Not lmi ) ! > r tnml. There is ono lady In Indianapolis who will probably never become an enthusi astic admirer of our national game , says the Detroit Free Press. The individual to whom I refer Is Mrs , MoDulVy. I had the misfortune to occupy n seat adjoining hers during thu opening game between thu DutrolU nnd the homo club , nnd the following were tuo remarks ou the occasion referred to : " 1 don't see why some women can't understand base ball. It there is any thing about it that I can't see through it will bu straugo"said tdio to her husband. ' 'Who are these big fellows over thurot" "Why , the 'big four , ' of course , " said ho. " 0 , yes , how stupid I am. I suppose that is Jay Gould watching the big four so closu. Didn't ho sny 'one strike ? ' Ho is responsible for those dreadful strikes , Isn't hu ? Do you think thciuun will strike to-day ? " "Groat heavens , woman.aro you crazy ? That Is the umpire. Can't you keep quiet anil watch tliu game ? " ho growled. "Certainly I will , " she said. "But whore Ls the Detroit team ? I haven't ' seen a team to-day any different from In dianapolis horses. Do they bring them right out on the trrounds ? I should think they would get freightuned in Mich a crowd as this and kick nnd cut up .1 awfully. Do you think they will ? " . "It is possiblo"he answered resignedly , "There are some kicking teams. " .1f " 1 uni so glnil 1 am up hero out oi danger. What did that man do then ? " " " "Struck a foul "Struck n poor innocent fowl ! " The f hateful thing ! I didn't see any fowl. $ What kind was it ? \ \ hat are they cheer I ing for ? " M/ / "Thompson caught a fly. " "Now Mr. McDutly , don't sit there nnd tell mo you could .see anything so small as a lly at this distance. Besides , it's too early for files. What do they want to stop in a game of base ball to catch flies lor , any way ? Do tell mu what that man is acting so silly about ? " "Trying to steal a base. " "Tho wicked thiefl Whore Is the base ? " "Over there , " explained McDuffy. "That is the first base , that other the second , nnd this ono , nearest , the third. "Aro they , indued , nnd that is the soprnna in the middle , 1 suppose ? " "Ah , yes , " groaned MoDull'y , you are getting it down lino. " "Sue , that naughty man has knocked the ball clean out of sight. Wasn't that meant Don't you suppose they'll dis charge him ? What are they cheering for now ? Making a homo run ? Well , I should think hu would , and stay thuro , too , after such an exhibition of temper. What ? Did you say they were going to whitewash them ? Do they just white wash them all over face and all ? " "Ah , " said MoDnfly , savagely , "you've got it now. That's the way they fix them , nnd afterward calcimine them , and fresco them , and dodo them , and put on French roofs. How proud 1 am of you , Mrs. Dully. All you need is a white wash brush to be n UuMleiljrcd member of the lime kiln club. " P"How funny you are , Mr. MoDufly. I7iil that man say they wuro ( riving the I visitors geese oggn ? Now , what do they - , want with goo.su eggs in a game of ball ? It's getting worse and worse. I don't see what people go crazy over base ball for , any way. 1 understand the game , as far as that is concerned , but there's noth ing In it. If thuro is anything smart in bringing out thousands of people to watch them catch llios , nnd try to steal a bnso. nnd goose eggs , and mulls , and crack pitchers , and thu Lord knows what else 1 can't sue it. Thu next thing they'll kill somebody , nnd I don't propose to stay to see it. If you'll just see me to the carriage. Mr. MoDuffy , I'll go homo. I've had all the base ball 1 want. " The disgusted lady departed , to the evident satisfaction of her husband , who soon returned to enjoy thu remainder o < the game in pence. SMAliI/FAUMS. Or How 1 Make a hiving on'Forty Acres. Smco wu are admonished to relate oux failures as well ns our successes , perhnpt I should tell how I didn't make a living on forty ncrcs. Forty acres nro ample enough to lose money on if a man cuts In a losing way. There also may bo fluctu ations and high or low tidu in farming as well as speculating , though for n quiet life nnd facilities for pnr.suing tiio uven tenor of my way I would prefer farming. I commenced ou Uvonty acres ns a fruit grower ; at this , with a good market , I made some money , or would have but for spending lariro sums on testing new varieties nnd oilier experiments. At this 1 became nn enthusiast , struck out for deup water , nndgot _ swamped. A Hingii' lar coincidence in this connection wns thnl these twenty acres were bought on the tenth day of the tenth month , kept ten years to a day , and sold for ten limes thu first cost. Then 1 invested iJ.'i.OO : ) on forty acres , nnd hero is where I didn't make a living , as the first four years were so.wet that 1 sunk $500 each year , $520 worth of nursery stock being nuarly all sacrificed the lirsfc year. Thin was not all ; my wife nursed an invalid as thu result of the reaction on a former robust constitution. But now thu tidu has turned. About thin time wo had a fresh cow on rye pasture in winter , from which wo pold milk to the amount of $1 per 11 ay. Put tins fact and the other ono together , nnd who could rcsUl the inevit ' able conclusion ? From this wo went back on fruit and "took stock" in th "old brindlu cow. Whatever may bu thn result , our dairying is pursued with the sami.en ) ot thu former horticulturist ; wo are workintr it "for all there is in it-1 Adopted bnltur making with varying re * suits. Thu lirat year our cow.s gave 10- turns of $ .Vi each , or $28.25 nut peofit , This .suoinud encouraging. I have not kept books much since , but with fourteen to eighteen cows we last year mailu n ton ot butter , which at twenty cents a pound amounted to $100 , whilu our calves wu value at as much mere , Have had sixty head ot cow.s and young tliiiiirs al once. But how do wu keep su many uattlo on forty acres ? Our twenty acres of meadow i.s so liberally manured that it vlulds three tons of hay | > cr aero when tliu seasons nru not too dry , I also rent I'l'i noru.s of poor brush pasture , for which I pay thu taxes , about $10 pur year. 1 raise Homo sweut corn nnd pumpkins , feed our cows nearly the year round on a mihitanco wo gut nt the starch mills , raise ourcaKes on skim milk , work everything on rules of the strictest economy 1 do not crave the largo farm. With the favorite Jersey cow.s , a woman who taxus pride in her ability to mnko prem ium gilt eil u butter , willing boys nnd girls to help , good health , and a good littlu farm , I should have n poor opinion of myself If 1 could not mnko a fair lv- ; ing at dairying or gardening , oven with thu amount of bad luck usually alotted to thu average of mankind , Onu fact in this connection should not bu lost night , of. With this HYHtom of high farming and heavy manuring our land must in crease in productiveness und advance In value , whllo thu effect of the Mlp-.shod or skimming process is the reverse. Otttimwn , Iowa. 1) MOITKT. Forty ihon left by Ihu wes'-oound train last night un route lor Chug Wntor , Wyo. , where they will bu unirngud laying Iho railM on thu Cheyenne & 'Western I'oad , whiuti was graded last ftilh.