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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : FRIDAY. JULY 22 , 1887. THE DAILY BEE , PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. irmts or suuscntpriArt Dud ? ( HornMif Edition ) Including Sunday DPR , Ono Year . f 10 04 ForfllxMontlii . fi CO For Three Months . , . S K ) Th Omnhn Hnn < li\y HER , mulled to nny i Ono Voar. . . . 800 OMAHA omen. No. mi > vn Mi FAT HAW Krw rnuxr omen. Hiinti r. ' > . Tmnt'Hc n WAMIINQTON UrrlCE , NU.CUFUUUTIIMIUbTllKKT. oonnesroxDEKCiii All eammunlofltionil relntlni ? to news torlol matter Miotild bo ad'lroMctl to thu ton or TUB IJKH. BUSINESS Limns i All hiiflncsa letters nod remlttnncci should bo Milreg od to Tn n I'OIII-ISIIINU CoMPAetr , OMAHA. Draft * , chocks and poUofflco orders to bo made payable to the ord r of the company , 'THE BEE FOBLISRIlTcOMPIlITi PROPRIETORS , E. KOSEWATER , KDITOIU THE DAILY BEE. Sworn Statement or Circulation. BUto of Nebraska , I. . County of Doutslas. f " " Oeo. 11. Tzschucir , secretory ot The Heo Publishing company , does solemnly swear that the actual circulation of tlm Dally lice for the week ending July 1C , 1837 , wai as ° 8 tuiday.Jn1y 0. UW Hundav. July 10 - . H.MO Monday. July 11 14MTi Tnesdav. July 13 13ir , < Wednesday , July 13 13,92.5 Thursday. July M is.ffW Friday , July lb 13.S25 Averaco 14.078 GEO. Ji. TZSCHUCK. Sworn to and subscribed In my presence this 10th day ot July , A , D. 1887.N. . N. P. FEII- fSEAL.1 Notary Public. Btato of Nebraska , I Dousrlnfl County. JBS Oco. 13. Tzschuck , being first duly sworn , deposes and says that ho Is secretary of The Bee Publishing company , that the actual avcrnpn dally circulation of the Dally Dee for the month of July , 1880 , 12,314 copies ; for August , IBNfl , 12,464 copies : for Septem ber , i860. 13,030 conies ; for October , IBSfl , 12.K89 coplei ; for November. 1880 , 13,34a copies ; for December , 1880.18a37 copies ; for January 1887. 10,200 copies ; for February , 1887 , 14.1D8 copies ; for March. 1887 , 14.400 copies ; for April , 1897,14)10copies ! ) ; for May , 18S7 , 14,227 copies ; for June 1887,14,147 copies. OEO. B. TzscrrucK. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st dayot July A. D. , 1887. I8EAL.I N.P. FKTL , Notary Public. TUB Ohio "idee" may Hvo until the second Tuesday in November. IT would appear that Boulanger has had his day. It was brief , brilliant and bullish. THE first two cases under the now criminal llbol law are those of editors of the Herald and Republican. THE persons who labored so Indus trlously for the passage of the now libel law must now feel like a man who had been struck with a pile driver. PERHAPS Mr. Uothakor did not know his new libel law wont into efl'oct on the first of July. An able law maker like Mr. llothaknr should keep his library well stocked with "statoots. " TUB Ohio democrats have nominated a man named Harper for state treasurer. He may bo a very honest man , but in view of their recent experience , it should not surprise him if the pcoplo of Ohio show some hesitation about intrusting their funds to men by the name of Harper. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ THE only point worth noticing in Kothacker's two columns of gabble is that the BKK had tiled two bids and with drawn both. This is true. Ono of these bids was fotho evening edition and the other for the morning edition. Out the two extra bids of the Republican were manifestly fraudulent and so regarded by the court. CONGRESSMAN SENEY Of Ohio , Who pro fildcd over the democratic convention yesterday , was profuse in his praise of Grover Cleveland. No longer than last February this same congressman from Ohio was the loudest in his profanity against the president and damned him from one end of Pennsylvania to the other. Mr. Sonoy has evidently beei THE democrats of Indianapolis are another strong clement iu the boodlu craze. Fourteen thousand dollars was paid out to fix a grand jury to protect few ward bummers from the ponlton tiary. It will bo remembered that those distinguished citizens of the Hoosic Btato who corrupted the ballot box and mutilated tally sheets were the friend and political companions of William II English , ox-Senator Joseph E , McDonald and Senator 1) . W. Voorheos. OUR democratic contemporary pro fesses to bo very anxious to rid the city of thugs , thieves and crooks. If that sheet is siucoro why does it keep up its Vicious attacks on the police commission ana encourage the council m keeping the * police force down to a moro skeleton. If the commission had not boon hampered In its effort to organize an ollicicnt met ropolitan police by the encouragement which disappointed editors who wore candidates for the commission have given to their opponents , this city would have had ample police protection long ngo. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ IT is an open secret that the now crim inal libel law was gotten up expressly to terrorize , persecute tindpuulsh the editor of the DEE. When Governor Thayer made thin bill a law , a sliout of joy wont up from the copper-distilled throats of the rowdy editors who wore chlclly in strumental in its passage. They hailed the statute which makes malicious libel a felony ns & "long felt want" which would paralyze detainers and place ma licious slanderers behind irou bars. It is in perfect accord with the eternal fit ness of things that the men who have dug this pit should be the first to fall into it. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ THERE arc a few unhung fools yet liv ing in South Carolina. A recent discov ery has been made that a paper pub lished at Abbeville in that state the com positors are exclusively colored , while the "able editor" is a white man. The discovery has excited the alleged news papers down there and the upheaving is moro turbulent than the recent earth quakes. Threats are made that thoyoung editor must leave the state or equip his office with white compositors. The greatest outrage upon this Nation was tommittcd when South Carolina was al lowed to come back in the union. When Sta affairs are controlled by men of the Daptain Dawson stripe but little better is yxpocted , Who la Dawsou ? anyhow , Railroad Extortion In Nebraska. Xhatlho railroads in Nebraska have pursued a policy of shameless extortion for the past ten years , is a fact which the BEE han proclaimed and demonstrated hundreds of times. We have shown that there has boon a studied and systematic discrimination agalnittho merchants and farmers of this state , for which at no time has there boon the slightest warrant or justification in the condition or cir cumstances. Wo have insisted that the consequences of this unwarrantable ex tortion have been to materially retard the growth of the state m population and prosperity. Wo have denounced the ex orbitant tribute exacted from our people as a most oppressive outrage , little better In its character than deliberate robbery. Wo have made appeal on appeal to the legislature to remedy this wrong by requiring the railroads to deal fairly and justly with the people of Ne braska , which if the railroads had done from the first , would have resulted in much greater advantage to them than has the grasping , unjust and oppressive policy they have pursued. It is not therefore a now revelation which the state railroad commission makes in its communication to the man agement of the B. & M. railroad. It is rather a corroboration , fortified and strengthened by an mithontio statistical comparison which lays the matter before the public in plain figures that the rail road corporation cannot dispute. For this work the commission merits unqual- fled commendation. It is thoroughly practical , it can bo understood by every body , and it exhibits the exact degree of ho unjust extortion to which the pcoplo of Nebraska are still sub- iected. The severest consequences of his policy have fallen upon the farmers , but in a greater or less degree the whole pcoplo have suffered. It is not possible o compute the amount that has been ox- ortcd from the pcoplo of Nebraska by ho B. & M. corporation in excess of the charges for a similar service demanded of the pcoplo of Iowa and Minnesota , but when it is considered that the rates on fourth-class freight , comprising quite half of nil shipments , have been on an average 30 per cent higher iu Nebraska than in Iowa and Minnesota , while on all other classes the latter states have boon favored , it can readily be seen that our pcoplo have been unjustly mulcted n the last ten years to the amount of millions of dollars. And when to this is added the extortion of other cor porations , sorno of which have been even less merciful to Nebraska than the B. & M. , the penalty of being citizens of this state , so far as the rail roads are concerned , bos been enor mously oppressive. The commission makes an appeal for a reduction of local rates which will bo seconded by every citizen of Nebraska not interested in the continuance of the policy of extortion , and suggests a basis of adjustment conforming to the rates general in the western states , which is entirely lair to the railroads. The re spouse ought to bo favorable , but expe rience does not justify an expectation that it will bo. At all events there is reason to apprehend that obeying their grasping instincts , the managers of the corporations will make no concessions in time to benefit the uroducers of the state in marketing their present crops , although the necessity for re lief was never more pressing than it will b'e this year , if the farmers of Nebraska are to realize a reasonable profit on their products in competition with those of other western states. But if the corpora tions are not wise in time the opportunity - nity will surely corno to the people-to re Hove themselves of injustice and opprcs sion , and when they apply the remedy it will bo thorough and oflfcctive. The Ohio Democrats. After the last positive refusal of Judge Thurman to become the standard bearer of the Ohio democracy , the nomination of Thomas . Powell became a foregone conclusion , and that result was reached on the second ballot in the convention at Cleveland yesterday. Congressman Campbell , who came into the field late , developed considerable strength , while Congressman Foran had a small follow ing , a part of his vote having evidently been given merely by way of compli ment. D. C. Coolmau was the nominee for lieutenant-governor. The selection of these candidates possesses n general interest from the fact that they represent the corrupt and lawless clement that has dominated democratic politics in Ohio for the last four or five years , and is evidently dently still on top. Powell is cluelly distinguished for having been one of the most 'active supporters in the legis lature of the senatorial ambition of John K. McLean , and ho was conspicuous in all the tortuous methods and unsavory scheming of which McLean was guilty in thu desperate effort to buy himself into the United States senate. Coolman is not much known in politics , but ho has hold one or two state offices and is in fu ] sympathy with the gang. It is presumed that the other candidates are of ; ho same stripe. The platform endorses the na tional administration , and iu nearly all other respects is a repetition of previous declarations of the party , and therefore for the most part a string of platitudes. The republicans ought to have no diffi culty in overwhelmingly defeating this ticket , and they will not have if nothing arises in their convention next weeic to create disaffection in their ranks. Wo do not believe that even Judge Thurraan could have been elected if the republicans re mained harmonious , and Powell is cer tainly a much weaker man. Ho will not command the support of the reputable element of the party , which , although very much in the minority , is still a con siderable force , and ho cannot get any of the independent vote which would have gone to Thurman. The Ohio democrats have invited defeat and they will got it. It Will Crop Oat. Wo noted recently that great indigna tion was caused in Savannah , Ga. , by the declaration of a minister of the gospel that the union cause was right. Later advices say that harsh criticism of the offending preacher has not ceased , and that ho is being subjected to a measure of social ostracism , It is sufllcicntly evi dent that the sacred city of Georgia con tains a very considerable population th-t still cherishes the memory of thu ,0 1 cause and believes it ought to have boot ! successful. The sincerity of the profes sions of such people that they are now loyal -to the union and love the old Hag way fairly bo doubted. . Is Savannah singular in ( lib respect ? . Undoubtedly not. The sympathisers there with the rebellion may bo a little braver and moro outspoken than those else where , but they are not alone. A reputable gentleman who has been largely engaged in railroad building In Texas , says ho heard enough talk In that state to convince him that the old spirit is as much alive to-day as it was when Sumptcr was fired on. The men who en tertain this spirit do not talk fight , but they hope to put themselves on top in another way and through political con quest achieve much that they lost by the arbitrament of the sword. Colonel ( 'ana- day , secretary of the United States sen nto , who was in the confederate service , is also authority for the statement that the "old spirit" is vigorously alive throughout the South. The predominant feeling there is wholly sectional , and de mands of all to make common cause against the North. The autagonislms of the war are fostered among those who engaged in the war , and the lost cause is held by thousands in honored memory. Mr. Henry Wattcrson , the hotspur of domocratio politics , who seems latterly , however , to have como under the influ ence of some emollient , said in a recent interview that the chief campaign topics next year would probably bo the tariff and the South. Ho did not think , how ever , there was another republican presi dent enwrapped in the folds of the "bloody shirt. " Perhaps not , but this will depend a good deal upon whether a considerable portion of the southern pco plo shall themselves continue to wave the ensanguined garment , as they now , according to the evidence cited , seem disposed to do. Wo do not believe there is any general desire iu the north to engage in a bloody shirt campaign next year , but if a challenge to do so shall como from the South it probably will not bo declined. The Ikoy Brown Ijlbcl Salt. A few days ago the Herald published a highly colored and sensational article , in which it was alleged that a band of burglars , thieves and highway robbers had for months been operating in this city. This band was said to be composed chiefly of Frenchmen , who were for the most part criminals o ! the most danger ous class. The Herald positively charged that Ikcy Brown , a furniture dealer on Douglas street , was the head of this band , and represented him as an ex- French convict , who wajpicting as father of the robbers , chief instigator of their criminal plots , and concealer and pur chaser of the stolen property. Incident ally , Brown was also charged with sell ing furniture to keepers of houses of ill fame. The latter charge is probably true. The charge that Brown is a bandit chief and ex-French an - con vict is absurdly false. Brown has never seen the shores of France , and knows no moro French than the editor of the Herald does of Chinese. Brown has lived in Omaha fully ton years , and Is a heavy property owner. If ho has ever harbored thieves and burglars it is a reve lation. Under the ndvicojof his lawyers Brown has instituted civil and criminal proceed ings for libel against the Herald. THE BEE has published that fact , but has refrained from any comment edi torially. And now the Herald asserts that provincial jealousy actuates Tun BEE and other Omaha papers in refusing to express sympathy for it and declining to join it in the moral crusade which it is now waging against crooks , burglars , foot-pads and Ikoy Brown. Now , suppose the BEE had charged a certain capitalist , who leases houses to bad women of French , parentage , with being the head of a band of crooks and burglars and an ox-convict from New Caledonia , when in fact the man never had been near the Pacific ocean and had no known relations witli burglars. Would the Herald join the BEE in de fending its course ? The crusade against Ikey Brown , as a dealer in furniture used for illegal pur poses , would bo commendable providing it was an honest effort to break up this nefarious system. Such a crusade must not , however , begin and end with Ikoy Brown. Tlioro are two dozou furniture and furnishing houses in Omaha engaged in the same bus iness. There are scores of high-toned capitalists in Omaha who rent houses to bad women because it pays better than to rent them to decent people. Some oi these capitalists claim to bo highly moral and contribute liberally from the.:1 ill gotten rents to religious and b-novolenl institutions. Will the I/ev W publish tlu : names of iliose "Ikcy Browns , ' ' cxposo them to popular reproach r.nd have them prosecuted under the law ? How about the millincsr , jewelers and mer chants who sell goods at high prouts for cash and on time to bad women , gamb lers and keepers of disorderly houses ? The Herald's appeal for sympathy and co-operation in its efforts to rid the town of bad and dangerous characters will moot with a generous response at our hands , but wo detest hypocrisy and will not lend ourselves to spiteful persecution. The attempt at a sensation which has caused the Ikoy Brown libel suit docs not in our opinion constitute an honest effort at moral reform. Webster and Council. The attempt to defend City Attorney Webster by attacking his predecessor , Mr. Council , will hardly deceive any rational tax-payer. It is true that IDS cases out of moro than a thousand that wore brought ngainst the city during Mr. Council's term were pending when Mr. Webster came in. That docs not in any way reflect on Mr. Connell's efficiency. The fact that Mr. Conncll was always on baud to defend the interests of the city in the courts and was the most success ful attorney the city has over had is un disputed. But how does Mr. Webster excuse his failure to try the suits against the city when they were called ? Even the dis trict judges have commented on bis neglect. Mr. Conncll received a salary of f2,200 , and had no assistant to relieve him of drudgery in the lower courts. Mr. Webster receives $3,000 , and has a $1,000 assistant. Mr , Conncll was al ways on hand to draw contracts and ordinance ! and ever ready to give legal advice to city officers , and that advice was nearly always sustained by tlm courts. Mr. Webster has shirked his work , allowed contractor ! to draft their own papers , and has cither avoided giv ing advice or opinions to city officers , or else advises them in an ambiguous way. Ho nas absolutely encouraged lawless * ness , or purposely * ignored the law , as is notably the case with the new election ! nw. When the city pavs. an attorney (3,000 ( a year ho' should devote his time and talents to its interests , But even if Connell had been as shiftless and mercu rial MS Mr. Webster , that fact would con stitute no defense of Mr. Webster's of ficial short muitigs. Tlm Cat Out of tha Ing. The ofllclal ( ? ) advertising which np- pnars in the Republican lots the cat out of the bag. It affords conclusive proof ot the conspiracy between the jobbers who control that paper and certain mem bers of the council and officers of the city , This conspiracy began months ago when Rotlinckcr became the a boon companion of Beehol , Manville , Ford and other councllmon who hold dally and nightly conclaves m certain saloons. The methods which had been practised with the boodlorsof the legislature In the Lincoln oil rooms , in tampering with the charter , were employed again at Omaha. The dissipated city fathers were pledged in their drunken sprees to assist Iloth- ackor in his schemes to pull through.tho printing job at all hazzards. The recklessness with which the con spirators operated in the council made nn appeal to the courts necessary. Their attempt to override the courts and de liberately violate contracts made by the city is now laid bare. It is the duty of the city clerk to promptly publish all ordinances and of ficial notices of the city. Usually these uublications have bo.tm made within a few days after their approval by the mayor. But Mr. Bechol , who is check- by-jowl with Rothukor night and day , took the clerk into the conspiracy and used him for paying obligations. The contiact for city advertising with the BEK did not expire until July 1 , and not then until another contract shall bo legally let But the city clerk under advice of Bochcl held back the advertis ing for more than a month , and in fact long before a bid was over invited. Moat of the ordinances which the Itcpttb- lican now print1 } were approved as far back as the 10th of June. Councilman Manvillo's son , who is acting deputy for Clerk Southard , declares that ho has held these ordinances back on the advice of Bechcl. What object did Bochcl have iu advising the olork and his deputy to violate late his plain duty and withhold the publication of ordinances and of ficial notices approved and passed in the middle of June ? Docs it not show that Mr. Bechcl conspired to give this printing to llolhacker in violation of the city's contract with the BEE long be fore the Republican had made a bid ? Does it not convince members of the council that they h'ayp ' been duped by a gang of jobbers into a course which can not bo justified unden any pretext. Mr. Bcchel's conduct shows him to bo capa ble of the most despicable trickery. It becomes more reprehensible iu view of the fact that ho has , taken advantage of his position as president of the city council to improperly influence the city clerk and his employes. THE term of thd district court , just closed , has been more satisfactory to our people than any previous term iu the his tory of Douglas county. As might have been expected upon flic appointment of the two additional ) judges , Hope well ami Groff , moro work was accomplished and less delay occasioned , than heretofore. An instance of this , is the speedy trial und conviction \rollmor for the mur der of Qulnlan In May fast , by which the county was saved the expense of keeping the prisoner for an indefinite time , as has been the rule here tofore. While litigants have enjoyed n speedier determination of their issues , there is still room for reform. Too many cases have been continued upon insufficient cause , owing to neglect - lect of attorneys chiolly , and to force of habit generally. The now judges , Groff and Hopowoll , have had a severe initiation since the be ginning of the spiing term , they having been continuously upon the bunch since the middle of April , and have done their full share of the task of reducing the Douglas county docket , which numbered over nine hundred cases. They have created a most favorabl impression in this community nmoii" members of the bar and citizens gui > . 'iiliy by their ef ficient labor. WHEN the cuttle fish is closely pursued ho usually emits an immense quantity of dark tluid to conceal his course. The aylor-Jln .inls-Hothakor JruHures are pur&uing the s > un u tactics > . The enormous amou i , of ' .I ; which they are shedding to cov < i their crooked course with the council will deceive nobody. The pi ? ui factq ar these. The law requires the council to lot the official advertising by open competition among papers having at least 2,000 daily circula tion. No such competition has yet been legally invited. By the connivance of a sot of conspirators , of which W. F. Bechol if the chief , the Republican has secured an illegal order to publish the official notices until a contract is let , which of course means indefinitely. It was the duty of the council to rc-adver tiso for bids , but the jobbers have persistently opposed this course , and pigeon-holed the resolution in the committee of which Pat Ford and Manville villo are a majority. " WE are glad to learn that the Omaha postal service is tOBlbo ( materially im proved by an increase of carriers and ' clerks. Wo now rn'ove that the post master bo allowed to employ a glazier to repair the broken windows and a scav ccgcr to clean off the fly-spooks and mop the interior floors' A famous Wash ington correspondent , who wns in the city last week remarked that Omaha had thu dirtiest postollice of any city ho had yet visited. q THE city is now piling for over GOO gas lamps at $34 each jper year for all- night service. Why can't the council ar range to have half of this service put on the moonlight schedule and reduce the expense if 12 a year on each lamp. This would bo a saving of $3,000 a year oa 200 lamps. WHEN City Clerk Southard returns from his junketing trip the BEE * will ask him to explain why ho withheld from publication all ordinances approved be tween the 10th of Juno and the first of July until after July 20. THE waterworks company lias filed a 1400,000 mortgage on its plant with , which it proposes to expend f 1,000,000 for improvements. This moans $000,000 , worth of clarified Missouri river injected jocted iu its stock. FltOMlSCNT PERSONS. Mr. Blame Is greatly enjoying his tallyho drives In Scotland. Speaker Carlisle's daughter Is said to bo the prcttloit girl at the Grcenbrlar Sulphur Springs , Va. Lx-Sonator Spencer , of Alabama , thinks that the southern boom business Is being overdone , GeorRO W. Chllds has secured the silk hat which Oncral Grant wore during his tour around the world. Kx-Secrotary Manulnc la still a sick man ; has lost much flesh and takes little Interest in passing events. Molssontcr Is said to be alti\ost friendless because of his quarrelsome disposition. Ills health also , Isnow bad. Senator lance has named his new homo "Gombroon , " after the capital of Do Qulncey's Imaginary kingdom. Mr. Gladstone is still of the opinion that with his arduous public duties and the nec essity of devoting his ontlro'strcnpth to the cause of Ireland ho could not at his age un dertake the journey to America. Jacob Sharp has not yet gone to Sing Sing. ITo Is keeping cool on Iced milk In the "Boss Tweed parlor" In Ludlow street jail. Of one thtmrhowever , ho cannot losoconsciousness : Ho feels that the eye ot a watcher is con stantly upou him. Elam Brown , one of the early California pioneers , now ninety years old , owns the valuable Ascalenos ranch In California. At the celebration of his last birthday anniver sary seventy-live ot his family and Immedi ate klu sat down to the table together. The Kov. William N. Cleveland , the brother with whom the president recently visited at Forostuort , Is a 1'rcsbyterlan preacher who preaches at three different churches , alternating between them and preaching three times every Sabbath. His charges are six miles apart. No Warning. lloiton Tnwcllcr. The man who speculates In stocks should bear In mind that a bell Is never rung to give notice when the drop Is to be sprung. A Directory Dodgo. Minneapolis Tribune , They say St. Paul orcn put the names o dogs In thnlr directory In the effort to beat Minneapolis. A Stick from Missouri. St. Louts QliilK-Denwcral. It Is said of Queen Victoria that at a re cent garden party she "looked qulto feeble , and took a short promenade leaning on a stick. " Some democratic congressman from Missouri must have happened along about that time and ottered his aim to her majesty. Ode to Poverty. It. 8. Fratcrtn Port/and / Ttanvcrtpt , Hall I mighty power , that oe'r my lot , Prosldest uncontrolled and free ; Sole ruler of the rural cot , 1 bid thce hall , dicad Poverty. Thine aid I crave to guide my strain ; For shall I supplicate In vain. When , on the world of woe and toll , A helpless stranger I was cast ; Like mariner on desert Isle , The sport and victim of the blast , Thy nisset robe was o'er mo Hung , And to thy cold lean hand I clung. In youth I felt thy fostering care , Lach serving , self-denying rule , Awful for these ot toituuo snare , I learned and practiced in thy school ; And of my checkered life at largo , Thou still hast taken special chaigo. Oh , how unwise for they who scorn Thy russet robe thy homely fare ; * Wiio tread thn desert's dreary bourne Ideal happiness to share ; They treaii the desert , plough the wave Iu quest of gold , but Und n grave. There are who know theo but by name Who spurn thy salutary laws ; And count thy badge a mark of shame , And hold It sin to hold thy cause. Toolb that they aio , they never knew. Thy guiltless pride thy spirit true , Altho' the fates of fortunes are Subservient to thy high command ; Though on pale brows the lines of care Thou traced with a master hand , And purbo-prnud dignity \\ith fear , Doth quail beneath thy irown severe. Vet thce I hall , for thy abode Hntli been with mightiest of thn earth : And genius 'neatli thy chastening rod To loftiest thoughts huvo given birth. Tor tliou didst never stoop to bind , To earth what is pot earth's ttio mind. STATE AND TEltUiTOUY. Nebraska Jottings. The early applocrop iu Johnson county is a failure. Drowsier is promised an early connec tion with the B. it M. Work has commenced on the addition to the Noifolk asylum. Fremont was souzed with four Inches of rain Tuesday night. Bealrieo voted 300 to 24 in favor of aid ing the Kaw Hivor road. Hastings continues growling at the snail pace of the waterworks contractors. The native who took the stone contract is the solo cause of the delay. Big Mouth MeCormick , I'lattsmouth workman , exposed his obscene and vul gar tunguo in the presence of ladies , and was promptly arrested and lined $35 50 W. 1) . Prmdlo , an old resident of Adams county , died suddenly of heart disease on his way to Hastings , Tues day. The body was found by the road side. Buttermilk sickened the families of W. L. Diinlap and Otto Vlolo in Johnson county , lust week. They wore pumped out of danger , and will stick to barley corn or hops hereafter. The Sohuylor Herald drops a largo gob of truth by saying that "Omaha is destined to become one of the greatest stock markets in the United Slates. Ne braska should bti proud of her quecu city. " Ifurry Aldrich , a burly wife beater , has been given the freedom of the jail in Beatrice , pending trial in the district court. The drunken loafer's ambition has been to compel his wife to work , then rob her of her earnings and beat and choke her if she refused. "Tho corn crop in the dastern part of the state , " save the Johnson County Jour nal , "is the iinesl that has been seen at this season for several years and the small grain could not bo belter. A good rain now and another within three weeks will put the corn crop beyond the reach of harm from tlry weather. " Lou Scarhcrry , a Scotia butcher , ac companied by a peace-persuading bull dog , was invited , while meandering homeward Suuday night , to "throw up your hands. " Lou's dukes wont up and the dog went out into the darkness. A mighty struggle ensued. Bones cracked and wild yells were heard , in the midst of which Lou scampered off , unharmed. The bulldog turned up n few hours after ward , loaded with scraps of old clothes aud masticated cuticle. lawn Item * . Throe moro burglars have boon cap tured at Waterloo. Prophet Foster predicts another dis turbance between the 2Uh and 37th , with a moon storm on the 22th. A beautiful monument to the pioneer volunteer iu the Spirit Lake expedition of 18S7 will bo unveiled at Webster City on the 12th of August. Governor Larrn- bee will preside. Since January Judges Kavanaugh and Conrad , of DCS Monies , have heard the testimony In fitly divorce cases , in nearly nil of which they have roudcrud decrees in favor of llio plaintiff. Two daughters of W. F. Ballard , of Audubou , Were sent to the insane asylum at Mount Pleasant. Their father , is al most broken hearted over the great ca lamity to both daughters. 1 The state librarian , Mrs. S. B. Max well , has just finished her annual report. The library is iu nn improved condition. There have boon 9,850 additions and lf > 87 donations or exchanges during the past year , making a total now in the library of 31,010 volumes , Colorado. The real estate transactions m Denver last week amountd to ? ( ' . ! 1,099. The Denver & Santa Fo track Is laid to within three miles of Colorado Springs. Eleven thousand two hundred and forty-live acres of land are under irriga tion iu Chailoo county. The B. & M. company have purchased the Hustle ranch near Fort Collins , and will proceed to lay out a town at once. Tlioro is less snow on Pike's Peak than usual at this season , and it Is thought that , t will till have disappeared by the middle of August. A successful attomut to make a photo graph of a sunrise from the summit of Pike's Peak has been made by C. F. Suy- der , n member of the signal corps. According to Hayden the area of coal lands in the vicinity of Trinidad em braces 1,000 square miles , or 010,000 acres. According to his estimate oaoh aero contains 12,000 tons of coal , making the enormous amount of 8,250,810,000 tons of coal. The Denver board of trade , being frightened by reports that the Burlington company Intended leaving the town on a sidetrack of its main Hue to the Pacific coast , wrote to Manager Perkins protest ing against the scheme. The latter re plied , denying the truth of the rumors , and suggesting a conference with the di rectors of the company. Utah anil Idaho. The wood trade of Caldwell , Idaho , al ready represents $50,000 for the season. The pcoplo ot Blackfoot are opposed to annexation with cither Nevada or Wash ington territory. Edward Edilo Majordomo Brain , the festive , well-fed llunky of thu court of his grace , Angus M. , the archbishop of Salt Lake , is under bonds to appear for trial on the charge of supporting too many wives. Last week's mineral exports from Salt Lake City wore : Twenty-one cars bullion , 455,870 pounds ; 80 cars silver and load ore. 030,050 pounds : 3 cars copper ere , 80,150 pounds ; total 54 cars , 1,460,070 pounds. There was of latcfa strike of very rich ere in the Last Chance mine , located near Era , Idaho. So great and so rich is this ore that the largo mill at that plaoo is kept running steadily upon it. By reason of this strike the whole camp is awakened to new life and energy in de velopment and labor. Montana. The mills arouud Butte operate 330 stamps. A special session of the legislature has been called to meet August 29. The hotel at Norris , in Yellowstone park , was destroyed by fire recently. The Manitoba road is being built into the territory at the rate of five miles n day.The The Anaconda company has expended about $12,000,000 in Butte during the past four years. Of this amount about $100.000 was used to purchase the Ana conda and St. Lawrence minus , and the remainder has been applied to the erec tion of the biggest concentrating and smelting plant in the world and to the remuneration of labor. In yearly production of mineral Mon tana now leads all the states and terri tories , having only last year outstripped Colorado in the race for supremacy in the amount of precious metals produced This year it is calculated that the min eral output will approximate $30,000,000. The big mines al the territory have paid in dividends since the first of the year $1,250,000. The Pacific Coast. California capitalists talk of erecting reduction works at some point in Mohave county. * It is claimed that a greater area of the Ari/ona desert will bo reclaimed this year than in any previous yoar. A well digger struck ejold-bearing quartz at a depth of twenty-live foot 111 the town of Colton last Saturday. Wild rose bushes grow along the banks of the Htiinboldt river ton feet high for miles cast and west of Palisade , and there are also wild flowers in abundance. So far this season the run of salmon in the Sacramento river has boon a dismal failure , fishermen catching only one or two per day per boat , and in consequence the hsh department of the Carquinez Can nery has been closed for some time. The same state of ufi'alrs exists on the Colum bia river. The Tacoma Loader says : It is not generally understood that the Pnyallup Indians wore granted by an act of con gress , at its last session , the right of equal suffrage with the whites. Many of the Indians are expecting to vote at the coming election in November. It is understood that the most of them arc democrats. A Portland burglar , while raiding a house on Congress street , awakened a young wonian m one of the rooms. The gallant Jimmy put his hand over her mouth , kissed her afiectionatcly and said , "Keep still , sis ; I won't hurt you. All 1 want is these trinkets. " She managed to arouse the house when , with a polite "Good night , sis , " he sprang from a window , having every portable article of value in the room and a sum of money. Ho left his hat behind and it was hung on the rack in the front hall to give the police a clue and the family then retired. Then the burglar returned and stole the hat. Omaha & Ynnkton. Yesterday morning Messrs. J. E. Young andJ A. Yale , leading capitalists and rail way builders of Chicago , arrived at the Paxton. In an Interview with a repre sentative of the BEE , Mr. Young stated that his present visit was on railroad business ; but at present ho was not pre pared to furnish anything for publica tion. tion."Dons "Dons your present visit moan practi cal work in the construction of the Yank- ton road , Mr. Young ? " "Yes sir , it does , " Mr. Young replied with oiuphasi3"and you can so announce it to the public. " "How long will you remain ? " " \N o will remain until something de finite is arrived at In this mailer. In duo lime the press will bo informed of what has been done. " No calls were made by the Chicago gentlemen on any Omahans to-day who. are Hiipposcd to bo Interested Iu the projected road. It is said one of the principal gentlemen they wish to BOO Is Hon. II. T. Clarke , who Is now at Lincoln , Mr. Young will bo remembered as the gentleman whom the Dakota people depended upon to give thorn aid in the construction of the now road and whoso absence from the Hold of action for sometime made them rather anxious. Undoubtedly the present visit will bring matters to a focus in some way. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Rcftindlni ; County Boutin. Of the $200.000 county bonds of 1877 , $22,000 of which were paid , $208,000 wore refunded , the change being from 8 per cent to 5 per cent interest. The originals Were called in for July 1 , but for soruo reason the return Is very slow.but $10,000 having been received so far , and the county commissioners aud treasurer do not like this delay. , They Will All Go Out The "Jlossos" Will Stick. ' There is no change in the feeling be tween the boss and journeymen carpen ters. It is generally understood that the latter will all "go out" at I o'clock p. in. , Saturday noxt. The bosses say they will not recognize tha union in any way , nnd will rcocivo no communications from them olliclally. They also state that if they had boon notiliod by the journeymen carpenters - pentors before the season commenced that the soalo ot wages would bo like tha bricklayers' all would bo well. Taken at u disadvantage now during the buiy sea- sou after their contracts have boon com menced , they will make no more con. cessions. Several of the largest con * tractors intend to give up business on ac count of the strikes. A GAUD FHOM Mlt. OLAUDKN. OMAHA , July 21. To the Editor of the BICE. In Wednesday's BKK I noticed in ho 'manifnsto , " issued by thocarpontors union , several matters pertaining to my self. These gentlemen charge mo with writing certain resolutions with the auth orship of which 1 had nothing to do , but they were written by one of the loading con tractors of the city. The intimation that I am not a carpenter is too small to notice moro than to refer to the many who are acquainted with the productions of my shop. An extended experience in my trade would enable mo to eon judge of the mechanical abilities of the cunt lo rn .in who penned the elaborate "mani festo. " I deem it unnecessary to notica the slurs attempted to bo cast upon mo by the carpenter's union moro than to say than nn extended ac quaintance throughout Omaha enable ] mo to assert that the unfair assertions will go for naught with its citizens. 1 need not add that the carpenters are taking a very foolish step in search of n remedy for what they term their wrongs. If they expect to gain anything with n fair public by singling out contractors to heap personal abuse upon , then they are certainly greatly misl.ikcn or my ob. servatiou of human nature has been in vain. J. C. GLADDEN. WANTS A DIVORCE. A Fair Dohomlnn Destroy n Sopnrn- tlon. Francis and Cecelia llromadaa have been residing for some time in a rude little structure on the bottom lands just back of Molz'a browory. The husband is a timo-keepor on the B. & M. road , and his earnings are amply sufficient to support himself and wife in the most comfortable manner. Still it seems that Francis was not contented , and , accord ing to his wife's story , while ho was "lime-keeper" on the railroad ho wanted to bo a "fighter" av homo. She alleges that ho has been in the habit of abusiug her in the most shameful man ner over slnco they wore married in Cedar Rapids , la. , some two years ago. Only last night she states that nor husband attacked her without cause , choked her and knocked her all around the house , the yard and an ad joining stablo. Iu fact lie made a com plete football of her whom he had vowed to love , cherish and protect. The com plainant is about twenty-two years of ago and exceedingly comely. They have no children , and fife , she declares , has been a burden to her ever since she met Fran cis. Yesterday she applied to Attorney Max Kulin , under wlio o directions pro ceedings for divorce will bo commenced to-day. Iu the meantime Mr. Kulin will see that no further harm is douo the plaintiff. Up ? Miss Mattie Stubbs , of 010 North Nine teenth street , was employed yesterday morning by a patriarchal looking man sloping at Barker's hotel , to make a copy for him of all the names of the city saloon keepers and the numbers of their places of business , and of the newspapers mid newspaper men in the citv of Omaha. Ho made no explanation as to what use ho intended to make of this list and the young lady says she is entirely ignorant of his intention , whether ho means to suppress the papers and close the saloons , or is working in the interest of some temperance or salva tion sohcnio or what , a higher power only knows ; that ho promised her hand some compensation for the work , and this morning , accompanied by Mrs. Sam uel Dnrnall , she applied al the police station for the desired information and set to work copying a list of the saloonists , furnished her by Chief Seavey. As to the newspapers , bhe was informed that it would be neces- sai y to reset each otllco with a dozen Fabors and a good-pi/cd roll of MS paper as just now a procession of newspaper men was passing through llio city and changes upontho | editorial and roportorlal stall' were of almost hourly occurrence. A Grand Orohcatra. Being impressed with the fact that Omaha is rapidly developing into a musi cal center , Mr. Nahan Franko has in contemplation - templation thn organization of an orehes tra of which Omaha may well be proud. His idea is to have the scheme perfected so as to be composed only of musicians of the first rank , by early fall , and thU winter to give a se ries of twelve orchestral concerts , with the assistance of the most distin guished vooal and instrumental artists in the country , the concerts lo take placa at Boyu's opera houso. Mr. Franko la around with a paper to-day soliciting subscribers to a general fund that will bo necessary to maintain a large orchoatro of this description. Parlies subscribing to this fund will bo entitled to season tickets admitting themselves aud fami lies , and the urn omit subscribed is to bo deposiled in ihn Omaha National bank to Mr. W. Wallace. _ . Ognllala's Room. OOAIXALA , Nob. , July 20. [ Corre spondence of the DEI : . ] Keith county has experienced the heaviest ruins dur ing the pasl four days than at nnytimo during Ihe year , the ground being fairly Koakod , and an abuudant corn crop as sured. The wheat orop is being harvested. The yield is much better than was ex pected. Oats as a rule are light , owing to the dry weather In May. A building and real e.slato boom bus just blruek the town. A new bank , mak ing the third institution of the kind , htis just opened up for business. The Ogal- Jola board of trade la putting fourth every efi'ort to induce the B. & M. rail road to build to the town this tall , with excellent prosnucu of success. An elec tion will bo held in a few days to vote bonds for the construction of a line brlek school house Thu question of water works is being agitated , and strongly recommended by the principal business men of the town. From all appearances Ogallala will oxpcncnco such growth In thu next few months fvs will surprise even her most sanguine inhabitants. Crops In Nnrttina terii Colorado , JUI.KSIIUUO , Col. , July 10. fCorro- Bpoudenee of tha Bir..l : Heavy raius have fallen all over northeastern Colorado rado and M'cstern Nobnuka. Corn on old ground will now bo a good crop , Small grain will bo u good half crop. Sod c.rops will be 1.1 1 : lit on account of the two weeks1 dry , hot weather just past. Hay , though not sd good us last season will be a fair crop. Theru will bo no * suti'cring from drought iu'this county.