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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : FRIDAY. JULY 29 , 1887.
THE DAILY BEE ,
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Publishing company , docs solemnly swear
that the actual circulation ot thn Dally lice
for the week ending July 23,1837 , was as
follows :
Saturdav.July 10 14.200
Hundav.Julv 17 14.000
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Wednesday. .1 uly 'JO 13.WXJ
Thursday. July ui 13.010
Friday , July B-J lU.ttW
Avcratro 11.075
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bworn to nnd subscribed In my presence
this Slid day of J uly , A. D. 1837.
N. P. Fr.u
fSKAM Notary Public.
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deposes and says that ho Is secretary of The
Uw > Publishing company , tliat the actual
averaco dally circulation of the Dally Ueo for
the month of July , 1880 , 12,314 copies ;
for August , 1886 , 12.4M copies : for Septem
ber , Ittofl. 13 , ! 0 conies ; for Octobnr , IbSO.
12t 9 copies ; for November. 1880 , 18,318
copies ; for December , IHSfl. 18,2J7 copies ; for
January 18b7 , lO.Mfl copies ; for February.
1887 , 14,108 copies ; for March. 18S7 , 14.400
copies ; for April. 1887. Multicopies ; for May ,
1887 , 14.S27 copies ; for Juno 1837 , 14,147
copies.
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dayot July A. 1) . , 1SH7.
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TIIOUOU the Kansas City crowd got
out of the while housn the odor of Kau
nas City hop still remains.
1'oou old Kansas City. Its "prominent
citizens" made tlio president sick. Ho is
in Incic , however , to have survived the
wonderful ordeal.
A MAN stood on a drawbridge in
Chicago the other day whislling "Home ,
Sweet Homo , " most dolefully , and then
jumped into the water and was drowned.
If the poor fellow whistles the tune now
it is no doubt with n preponderance of
the variations.
No wonder President Cleveland does
not desire to see any more delegations
waiting upon him to invite him to visit
their cities. Ho is a stout and healthy
man , but ho could not stand any moro
after ho had taken in tno Kansas City
crowd. Perhaps there was too much hog
to it. Kansas City hog.
llit. IlKN'itr D. COGSWELL , of Califor
nia , has copyrighted the plans of his mon
ument , a description of which appeared
in those columns a few days ago. Ho re
fuses to lot newspapers have akotchea of
thorn. Thus ho retaliates ou tlio news
paper people who allowed themselves to
jest over the statuesque fountains ho
erected in various cities some years
ago.
TIIRKB is a dearth of workingmen in
Fort Wayne , Indiana. The brass foun-
dorica and muchiuo works ot that place
have sent for .another lot of fifty workers
for their forges , from Castle Garden.
The demand for labor is increasing nil
over the country and those who arc will
ing to work can find it. For light em
ployment , however , tlioro is little de
mand , and clerks , lower class book
keepers , etc. , are floating from place to
place in schools.
A pouanit csimo to grief in Now York
City the other day by bad spelling. Ho
sent some spurious chocks to bo cashed
by a boy who bore a note stating that the
sender would bo much "oblulged" for a
speedy service , The teller thought that
n man who spelled hko that ought to be
looked after , and sure enough investiga
tion disclosed a crook and ho foil into
the clutches of the law. In this connec
tion it Is interesting to note that both Ar
tornus > V ard and Josh Hillings are dead ,
They also spelled badly.
A CENTENNIAL celebration of the pro
mitigation of the constitution , at Phila
dolphin , in 1787 , will bo held in that citj
on tlio 17th of September next. A large
number of the eastern states have alroadj
miulo appropriations for sending thoii
governors , with a military escort , tc
take part In it. President Cleveland istc
preside , and General Sherman will have
command of the federal and state troop ;
assembled. Judge Miller of the supreme
court will deliver an oration , and othoi
statable exorcises will bo held.
Tut : munition up at Halifax begins tc
boar evidence of assuming proportions
It might not bo a bad idea to open up th <
fight at once. Business is a trifle dull
nnd good news very scarce. A gonth
reminder to Canada that wo are doing
business ot the old stand would liavo i
wholesome ofl'cct , and help out wonder
fully in the news way until congress con
vonos. It scorns evident that wo must a
some time either whip Canada or anne ?
it , and the former would no doubt bo tin
best display of state oraft.
TIIEIIE is a gleam of hope for those win
miffer with the dread disease , consump
tlon. Dr. Borgeou's method of traatim
this ill in French , English and Amoricat
hospitals has been followed with a fail
measure of success. Honscssulphurotec
hydrogen gas which , it is claimed , kill :
the germs of thn disease tlio parasitii
vacilli , as they are called In technlca
language. If such germs cause the ilia
ease , it is claimed that it is an infection
one. But the medical authorities nro no
agreed on this matter. Some physician
of the highest standing argue that tin
germs appear because of the disease am
nro not the origin of it Ho this as it ma ;
it has nevertheless been well cstnblUhoi
that-tho sulphur treatment Is followed Ir
beneficial results , nnd an apparatus hai
been dovlscd for ' the application of gas
sous uucmata- . . .
The. Ohio ItopuMlcnn Contention ,
Unexpectedly , nnd very much to the
disappointment , It cannot bo doubted , of
the democrats , the Ohio republican con
vention completed its work without n
single incident of dissension. No con
vention in years exhibited a more nil-
pervading spirit of harmony or was char
acterised by i > moro earnest coulldcnco
and enthusiasm. Uno is compelled to
wonder , in view of the complete nbaonco
of all diflioulty and friction , whether
there has over really been any substantial
ground for the reports of impending
trouble that preceded the assembling of
the convention , nnd whether the friends
of Mr. Sherman , equally with these not
friendly to him , were not very greatly ,
exaggerating tlio strength of the element ,
which was expected to make trouble in
the event of an effort being made to en
dorses him ns n presidential candidate.
Tlio truth Is , however , that there was
iangor , and it was averted by the good
cnso of the party , doubtless In n largo
measure directed by the judioious counsel
f Mr. Sherman himself. When ho said
on the night before the meeting of tlio
convention that everything had boon soi
led and that the republican course was
jlcar there was no further ror.son to ap
prehend dilliculty. The result shows what
t was that had been settled and that the
igrcomcnt entered into was faithfully
carried out. The rcnommation of Gov
ernor Foraker by acclamation carried
vith it the endorsement of Sherman by n
imilar expression of confidence. It was
simply a question of placing thcso
two loaders of the party in their state on
qual footing in the convention , and their
uillingnoss that this should be done the
representations of the parly could not
refuse to acquiesce in. The result attests
tlio wisdom of the leaders and tlio har-
uony secured and the coulidenco inspired
uavo placed tlio republicans of Ohio in n
position to carry on unitedly an aggres
sive campaign , with every assurance of
victory on their side.
It Is not questioned that Governor For-
akor will receive the full support of his
party , and ho ought to get all of the not
very largo independent voto. His admin-
stration has been creditable and clean ,
contrasting very broadly with the proceeding -
ing administration of Governor Hoadly. If
somewhat given at times to display , and
perhaps not unjustly suspected of aspir
ing to higher political honors , the politi
cal record of Governor Foraker is with
out blemish , and ho has ability of a high
order. In the active world of politics ho
has few peers among men of no greater
experience. The platform is peculiarly
of the Ohio republican order , at least in
its tariff features. Next to the republi
cans of Pennsylvania there nro no moro
uncompromising adherents of tlio protec
tion policy than the republicans of Ohio ,
and their last declarations show that the
lapse of time nnd the changed conditions
have affected no modilications of their
views. There is much in the platform
that republicans everywhere can fully
approve , and it has the merit of being in
all respects direct and unequivocal.
Regarding the effect which the conven
tion's unanimous endorsement of Senator
Sherman may have upon his presidential
chances , there Is certainly room for a
wide difference of opinion. The senator
himself characterized it as simply a
matter of sentiment , of no binding force
and of no importance unless sustained by
the approval of the voters of the districts
of Ohio and of the Union. Yet it was due
him , and being unanimously accorded its
effects ought to bo materially to in ? ad
vantage.
Another Victim or Intemperance ,
Charles Heed , the lawyer who acted as
counsel for Guitcau , President Garflold's
assassin , was recently detected in an at
tempt to rob the money drawer of
Koicher's hotel , Jersey City , where ho
has been in the habit of taking his meals.
Naturally lie was forbidden , the entry of
tlio house. This is but another step in a
downward career brought about by
whisky , and from which them is , prob
ably , now no turning. While a young
man Heed gave promise of a brilliant
fiituro. Ho possessed unusual abilities ,
had excellent opportunities , was hand
some in person and of engaging manner.
Unfortunately ho soon began the con
vivial habits of life of a popular young
man , which , like countless sim ilar cases ,
is now ending in bold drunkenness and
crime.
After his defense of Guitcau , hav
ing acquired some notoriety in
that undertaking ho wont to
Now York and opened an office
on lower Broadway. At first ho was
fairly successful , but his clients socn
began to dwindle away. Then ho got
into trouble about n check which came
into his hands but did not belong to him ,
and after that episode he has been going
down hill moro rapidly than ever. In
sorao respects his life resembles that of
ox-Governor Moses of South Carolina ,
who , through drink fell from a govern
or's chair to a felon's cell. Drink has
ruined many sucli promising lives in this
country. There nro ex-senators , ex-
judges , ox-miiustors of the gospel , who
nro to-day leading tlio lives of miserable
outcasts through its influence.
Whisky and Moro lloor.
Thn recent movement to organize n
whisky trust , having for its object the
regulation of production , said to bo now
largely in excess of the demand , and
doubtless also a combined olfort to increase -
crease the demand , is explained by tlio
receipts of the internal revenue bureau
from taxes on spirituous and malt liquors
for the last fiscal year. Thcso show a
falling off in the receipts from the tax on
distilled spirits of nearly 5.000,000 , rep
resenting a decrease of nearly six million
gallons , and this result has boon achtovcd
principally in those states in which local
option and kindred measures liavo been
most successful. It Is not surprising
that so great a falling off as this in a sin
gle year should have aroused these whoso
capital is embarked in the business to
the demand for some sort of united
defensive action , though it seems thej
have not thus far been able to agroa
upon what can be practicably or expe
diently dono. The recent meeting ol
distillers at Chicago , with a vlow to
forming n trust , appears to liavo encoun
tered difficulties not immediately sur
mountable , and nothing was dono. Some
of the trade organs have suggested ai
anti-tcniporanco crusade backed bj
largo sums of money , but It doesn't require -
quire very much rellcction to show thai
such a movement would bo the most dis
nstroua for the whisky interest that it
could possibly undertake. The majority
of the distillers of the country arc toe
shrewd to sacrifice their money in nnj
such losing contest ns this would cer
tainly bo.
The decreased consumption of whisky
does not necessarily prove , however , that
there has bcon much less drinking done.
While the spirituous liquors have
declined In popularity , beer and native
wines have increased in demand. The
tax on malt liquors is much higher in
proportion than upon distilled spirits ,
but the revenues from this source for the
last fiscal year were $500,000 raoro than
for the previous year , which wcro also
much larger than for the fiscal year
1835. The Increased receipts show that
nearly two million gallons moro boor
were consumed lnt \ year than during tlio
preceding year. Native wines nro not
taxed , so that no information cnn bo de
rived from the Internal revenue figures as
to the Increase or decrease in their use ,
but other statistics show that the con
sumption of American wines is largely
on the Increase. It would bo well if it
could bo shown with equal certainty that
they are improving in quality , but there
is reason to believe that this cannot bo so
surely demonstrated.
These facts unquestionably count on
the side of temperance , even if it be as-
Ruined that the diminished consumption
of spirituous liquors has boon fully offset
by the increased consumption of beer and
native wines , which docs not appear to
have boon the case. *
They Must Pool
'God helps these who help themselves. "
Tins old adage is moro applicable to the
affairs of men to-day than it ever was.
When legalized highway robbery is car
ried on by chartered monopolies , and the
earnings of the producing and industrial
classes arc confiscated to enrich the uil
ionaiccs who control the avonucs to the
narkcts of the world , It behooves tlio
common people to pool their issues.
The other day n number ot farmers
from the surrounding counties met at
Rochester , N. Y. , and resolved to call a
convention for permanent organization
at Syracnse August 23. Every farmers'
club in the state is asked to send dclc-
; ntcs. Resolutions wcro also passed de
manding a revision of tlio tax laws to
compel personal property to pay Its just
proportion of taxes.
This is a practical stop in the right di
rection. The farmers and workingmcn
of America never can cope with tlio
great corporations , syndicates nnd trusts
unless they stand shoulder to shoulder in
defense of their rights.
A commendable move to enforce the
rights of the producers and shippers
under the inter-stntt ) commerce net has
recently been made in this section. The
merchants and farmers of southwestern
Iowa and northwestern Missouri have
organized nn association whoso prime
object is to compel railroads in the Mis
souri valley to pivo their patrons fair
local rates , This association is known
as the Southwest Iowa and Northwest
Missouri Transportation Association.
The officers of this company , J. S. Hilby ,
president , at Quitman , Mo. , and T. 15.
Merrill , secretary , Clnrinda , la. , bave al
ready enrolled nearly 400 farmers and
merchants into their association.
It is manifestly the interest of every
farmer in western Iowa and northern
Missouri to join this association and by
so doing make its demand.- * respected by
the rail way managers. The first effort of
this association has , wo learn , resulted in
a .material reduction of local freight
rates on hogs and cattle to Chicago , and
there is no doubt that the association
will , If properly supported , bo able to
save the farmers and shippers hundreds
nnd thousands of dollars.
The Soldiers' and Sailors1 Reunion.
All the indications are that tlio ninth
annual reunion of the soldiers and sail
ors of Nebraska , to bo held in Omaha
from September 5 to 10 , will bo the most
complete and satisfactory event of the
kind over held in Nebraska. The re
union committee has been laboring
with untiring diligence , and the promise
of results is in the highest degree grati
fying. It is estimated that fully 10,000
Nebraska veterans will participate in the
reunion , and that altogether not less than
50,000 people will be attracted by the
event to Omaha. As stated in a can !
some time since by tlio secretary of the
reunion committee , nn earnest effort
has been made to give tlio
reunion an interstate character ,
and there is assurranco thai
tliis will bo in a measure successful. A
considerable attendance of veterans
from Iowa is expected , and provision
will bo made to give all who como right
royal welcome and entertainment. A
circular of the reunion comiiiitteo an
nounces that arrangements have beet
effected by which nil Nebraska soldiers
can come for one faro for tlio round trip
and nil are assured of tlio most ampk
provision for their entertainment am
enjoyment ,
The metropolis of Nebraska extends a
most cordial welcome to the veterans o
the state and of adjoining states , assur
ing them that nothing which its citizens
can do to make their sojourn hero pleas
nntly memorable will bo omitted. Onialin
will put on its gayest attire and bend al
its energies to thn cheerful duty of mak
ing the visiting veterans contented am
happy.
Promptly and Genoronsly
Wo have no doubt that the committee
charged with collecting by subscnptioi
the money necessary to pay the expenses
of the correction and charities conven
tion to bo hold in Omaha during the
week from August 25 to September 1
nnd to provide some form of entertain
incut for tlio delegates , will find theii
task easy of accomplishment. The mod
crate sum of sfa.OOO required ought to bi
secured in twenty-four hours , and prob
ably will bo if tlio committee reach di
rcctly those of our citizens who under
stand nnd are In sympathy with the ob
jects of the convention , while nt tlio same
time appreciating tlio value to the city o
the good will of so intelligent n body ol
men ns it will bring hero. Thus fa
Omaha has given its visitors sue !
hospitable entertainment that the ;
have had only good roper
to make of her , and the domain
upon us to maintain this woll-carnoi
reputation involves so little that itshouk
bo promptly nnd willingly mot. The
correction and charities convention i
national in its character , nnd Is one o
the piost important of the nunual assom
binges. Its work is wholly in the line o
philanthropic progress and reform , am
therefore deserves hearty approval ant
encouragement , There Is not a question
that our citizens will do their part ir
this direction , nnd , hiiving douo it , tha
) mnha will secure five hundred now
rionds who will further extend the ropu-
atlon of the city as n center of Intelli
gent appreciation an cordial hospitality.
Pnnl-SelhtiR In Nobrnftkn ,
The opinion of the nttornoy gcncrnl ,
defining the nicnnlng nud intent of the
gambling act passed by the last legisla-
uro of Nebraska n.s applying only to
gaming or betting which is douo In con-
icctlon with or by means of n tnblo ,
bank , or other device commonly used
or the purpose of gambling , nud thorn-
'oro ' not applicable to pool-soiling or
other betting for which tlio specified np-
) lianccs for gambling are not employed ,
will relieve the minds of supporters of
turf sports of a depressing doubt. The
apprehension that the law might be
construed to prohibit pool-selling had
nduccd many to look witli little favor
upon the promise for the fair races in
.his city , nnd to nil such the liberal
Interpretation of the law by the
attorney general will bo very welcome.
It is not questionable that pool selling
lias n great deal to do with giving Inter
est and enthusiasm to racing sports , and
it is a fact of experience that wherever
this privilege has boon denied racing has
suffered in popular attention. In the
eastern racing circuit the movement a
few years ago for the total prohibition of
pool Rolling proved so damaging to the
sport that it was abandoned by most or
nil of the associations. While this is con
ceded , however , it does not follow that
pool selling should be allowed unlimited
latitude. It can bo judiciously restricted
without being destroyed.
KX-GOVEUXOU HOADLV , late of Ohio
and now of New York , is n gentleman
of varied and liberal attainments , but as
a politician ho has been somewhat
erratic and ho is not altogether reliable.
His administration of affairs in Ohio ,
during his one term as governor , was not
at nil honorable to himself nor satisfac
tory to the people , as was very forcibly
shown when ho sought to succeed him
self. The result of that effort evidently
convinced Him that politics , nt least in
Ohio , contained no further promise for
him , nnd ho transferred his law plant to
Now York. He is now quoted ns an en
dorser of Powell , the democratic candi
date for governor in Ohio , vouching for
his political integrity and general upright
ness. Mr. Powell is not to be congratu
lated upon this. Ho will not bo beno-
fitted by being made to appear as the
puppnt of Hoadly rather than of John II.
McLean two years ago , for how
ever deep the latter was in the
mud at that time tile former was sunk
quite as deep in the mire. There was a
time when the word'of Hoadly was n
uower with the democracy of Ohio , but
it is so no longer. Powell could hardly
have an advocate who would do him less
good.
KWAN Koox , or Jess , the god of China
town in Now York city , barely escaped
from going up in flame and smoke the
other day. 1'iro broke out in a cigar
manufactory located just above the room
in which his Jossship was located , pene
trated down through the ceilings , con
sumed the furnishings of the sanctuary
and was about to devour the Chinese
divinity itself when the firemen came to
its rescue and the pod was saved. Had
ho perished it would not have been n
dead loss , however , for his thrifty wor
shipers had an insurance on him of $3,000.
The idol , with all his belongings , was
imported from the mother country at an
expense of about ! ? 5,000. Hn was wor
shipped by about 10,000 celestials in Now
York and the surrounding cities. There
is quite a number of Christian Chinese in
the metropolis also , and now would seem
to be a good time for them to urge upon
their unconverted brethren the folly ol
worshipping n heathen deity that cannot
help himself against a little blaze on Park
Row. What protection would such a
Joss ns that bo against future fires ?
THE tobacco habit appears to have n
steady growth with the American people ,
nnd its opponents will find an added
reason for /oal in their opposition in the
figures of the internal revenue bureau ,
Thcso show the receipts from tlio tobacco
tax for the fiscal year of 1837 to have been
slr 00,000 iu excess of the previous year ,
and what many will regard as the mosl
unpleasant feature of the statistics is the
fact that a large proportion of the in <
crease was derived from cigarettes. This
shows to what an alarming extent the
youth and young manhood of the coun
try who constitute nearly the entire
army of cigarette smokers are bccom
ing enslaved to the tobacco habit , and
ought to greatly stimulate the zeal of the
reformers. With the tax entirely removed -
moved from tobacco , and the cigarette
made cheaper , its consumption woiilt !
probably largely increase and tlio unl
versal American boy beuomo a cigarette
smoker.
who like to tinker witli thuii
stomachs should read the following lisi
of what they ought to take immcdiallj
on getting up every morning. Encli
article has been recommended by the
"highest authority ; " A pinch of salt n :
ice water ; a teaspoonful of salt in hoi
water , as hot as you cnn take * it ; n coli
lemonade very sweet * hot lemon juice
with salt ; a lemon witfiout anything ulso
a cocktail ; strong coffee ; tea nnd toast
the juice of three oranges ; n raw egg
lig.s ; beef tea ; a hard cracker ; water tha
has boon boiled , etc. ' 1'hn list could be
extended , of course'hut this may do tc
begin with. A person in dolibl as t (
which might bo the best may possibly
think it advisable to take them all. It ii
whispered by some that the restaurant :
of Omaha will soon put a stop to the de
sire of tinkering with one's stomach , ii
this city , by putting that organ boyom
any possibility of ropnjr.
Mits. CITIZEN LANdniv evidently doc :
not take kindly to Omaha. Wo fail t <
see wherein she possesses tlio true sentl
ments of an enterprising American citi
zcn. While Lincoln and Council Bluff
are charming suburbs to Omaha they d <
not reflect tlio dash and enterprise of tin
great metropolis. Can it bo that tlio fail
lady is displeased with our hog ? A drlv <
through the thriving and busy territory
of the hog packing industry would bu
serve to broaden the views of the wcl
coined citizen , and give her ndditlona
cause for self congratulation that she
had wisely decided in favor of Amoxjc :
und her great Institutions.
A MAN named Charles I'almer , of Lon
don , Monroe county , Michigan , suspect
cd for a long time that lliero was gnS it
his well ns his stomnch would become In-
fintcd whenever ho drank of its water.
The other day ho touched n lighted match
to the pump nnd an explosion took place
which hurled him ngntust n fence post
twenty feet nwny. lie Is sure thcro is
gas in the well now. A pipe was inserted
which emits n bl.v/o n foot nnd n
hnlf long. The people of the place nro
excited over the find , nnd hope to profit
by it In n financial way. And thus tlio
domain of gns Is spreading.
PKKJIDEXT CLEVELAND has committed
n very grcnt error in measuring the people
ple of the west by the St. Louis and
Kansas City crowds who recently called
upon him. While ho may have grown
out of patience with them , it is not fair
to the rcprosontatlvo people of other
cities that ho should decline to receive
delegations from other parts of the coun
try. If Mr. Cleveland will consent to
see moro western gentlemen it will do
him a very great deal of good nud ho
will never have cause to regret it.
Mits. PAUKEU , of Scotland , who Is
called the World's Organizer of the
Woman'a Christian Temperance union ,
is iu California waiting for the disturb
ance in Howail to subside. She Is on
her wny around the world and intends to
stop and expostulate- with King Kala-
kntia. She lias noticed tlio scarcity of
female servants in this country , and in
tends , it is said , to bring over five hun
dred or a thousand Scotch lassies to help
fill up the long felt want.
Tin : list of dishonest bank olllclah is
growing fearfully long. The last addi
tion is tlio name of R. P. Clement , presi
dent of the Citizens' Savings bank , of
Lcnvenworth , Kan. Ho is said to bo n
defaulter to the amount of $50,000 , which
he claims to liavo lost iu wheat specula
tions. This will bo a hard blow to the
poor people who have placed the surplus
of their scanty earnings with him. Will
the time ever coino when this wave of
dishonesty among bank ollicials can bo
checked ?
THE convicted boodlor has n recog
nized route to freedom. It is by way of
the bath tub. Tweed and other Now
York crooks have escaped on it , and now
the Chicago boodlcr , McGariglo , has
shown that the way is still open. A cor
rupt official , feeling his lack of moral
purity , instinctively trios to make himself
as clean physically ns possible.
AKMOUH'S now beef packing house at
the Chicago stockyards was destroyed by
fire Wednesday evening. The loss over
insurance will bo about $103,000 , which
is but as a drop in the bucket of Ar
mour's wealth , and will in no wise inter
fere with his pork packing plant In this
city.
THE BIE takes both pride and pleas
ure in the printing of genuine news.
This wo do to-day. The Omaha Base
Hall club has in truth won another game.
News is news.
rilOMlMCNT 1'ljllSONS.
Slayer Francis of St. Louis Is only thirty-
two years old. lie made his largo fortune in
grain.
Uev. Dr. John-P. NewmanGeneral Grant's
pastor , Is about to visit the Pacific coast to
confer with Senator Stanford about tlio
Stanford university.
\V. F. Poole , the well-known librarian of
tlio Chicago public library , has been elected
librarian of the Newborry library of Chicago ,
which has a fund of 5 ,000,000.
Travis Van Huron , grandson of President
Van Huron , has just returned from Kuropo ,
where ho has boon spending sorao of the
S-10,000 ho won at the Kncllsh derby.
Lawrence Barrett and Edwin Booth are to
act in the play of "Tho Tempest" on the
Jlalno coast this summer. They have en-
Kneed a steam yacht , and T. H. Aldrlch will
play uoet. '
Mine , Popp , the doynno of HelKion jour
nalist , for lilty years editor of the Burses
Journals , has written up to the pre.sent no
less than 18,000 articles , each containing
from 11,000 to 4,000 words.
General Sheridan said the other day to a
New 1'oik reporter that ho considered the
Indian a very uncertain quantity , but denied
that no ever made use of the remark , so often
attntmied to him , that "the only Rood In
dian Is a dead Indian , "
President Falrchlld , of Oberlin college ,
Is in his seventieth year , and desires to re
sign his position. The tiustccs urge him to
remain , but In the event of his resignation
will continue tlio payment to him during Ills
life of his present salary.
John M. Wall , the New York reporter who
lirulliis head broken while accompauliiy
O'Urieu on his Canadian tour , has boon pro-
soiiteu with a purse of 81,200 nnd a hand
some diamond rlntr by his friends among the
home-rule sympathizers.
A London society journal attempts to des
troy Buffalo Bill's social prestige by assert
ing that he cats puas with Ids knife. Thld
will In no way affect the Wild West hero'a
popularity. Ho might shoot the peas down
his throat with a pistol and London would
bo more amused than shocked.
The Rich Man's Monument.
Snn FVfliicfoco lst. .
Long John Wontwnrtb , of Chicago , bulll
himself a SMO.oOO monument , and our owu
Dr. Cogswell has gene him several bet let
with n § 100,000 shaft. Our ercat men art
gradually coming to tbo wise conclusion thai
the surest way to get monuments Is to build
them themselves.
fio\illo s nnd llcnrtlcs * .
The utter soullessuess of corporations has
ngaln been shown. This time it Is by the
Delaware & Hudson railroad , which has Is
sued an order forbidding engineers and lire-
men to wink at or flirt with any women tliej
may see as they pass nlonir. Comment ou
such wanton cruelty Is needless.
Thnrston vn. NewHpapcrH.
Scifnid llciotttr ) ,
John M.'llmrston seems to have a grudge
against the newspapers , and ho takes over )
opportunity of attacking them. Ills latiibl
exhibition of this kind was at the Clmii'
tauqua assembly at Crete , where ho Indulged
In a long winded and nonsensical tirade
against the press. Thurston Is making e
great mistake. Ho oucht to know that that
Is not the way to get to tlio United States
b'enuto. Perhaps he thinks h'j can get there
without the aid of the papers , and notwith
standing their opposition , but he can't. Get
ting the press gang down on I u , ho will
find Is worse than dodging the Union PacilU
investigating commission.
'Jbc City Gocu on lutu the Same.
Kantu CilySUir.
Gambling Is not popular with rural Icphla-
tors. Whenever tlioy get a chance nnd happen -
pen to think of It , they make tne way of the
gambler unpleasant. Tlio last Nebraska
legislature passed nn anti-gamblers' law. 11
has Just gone into effect , nnd nt Omaha tlie
ollicial order is that the gainblurs mubt go.
They are not a productive claes nnd their
exodus never.'kills a town , kuuli thu'S.Uot ?
cropped gentlemen , will declare Hint it dors.
The 8.11110 may be said of tlio pool room ? ,
which liavo just been closed Iu Chicago.
.July In the \Vost ,
Jamct
DAY.
A rhythm of reapers ; a Hashing
Of steels In the meadows ; a Inshln ?
Of sheaves In tlio whcatlaiuls ; n glitter
Of graln-bullded streets , and n twitter
Of birds In the motlonlm sky-
Anil that Is July !
A rustle of corn loaves ; n tinkle
Of bolls on the hills ; a twinkle
Of sheep In the lowlands ; a bevy
Of be'cs whore the clover Is heavy ;
A butterfly blundering by
And that Is July I
JflOltT.
A moon-flooded prairie ; n straying
Of leal-hearted lovers ; n bay lug
Of far nwny watchdogs ; n dreaming
Of brown-listed farmers ; n gloaming
Of Urellles eddying nlghAnd
And that is July I
A babble of brooks that deliver
Their llower-purplcd waves to the river ;
A monn In the marshes ; In thickets
A dolorous droning of crickets ,
Atluued to a whlppoorwHi's cry
And that is July 1
Imports nnd Kxporta of Cutlery ,
The New York correspondent of our
cstomcd contemporary , the Ledger ,
quotes ns n text for some protectionist ro-
innrks tlio following from n recent num
ber of the Manchester Examiner : "Tho
best houses in the cutlery trade are busy
with orders both for homo nnd colonial
markets , Amorier. continues to bo a gooil
customer for the best descriptions of
both hand nnd pocket cutlery in splto of
the high tariiVdutii'S nnd the competition
of American mnkers. " The correspond
ent suggests Hint the Knglish newspaper
paragraph bo read to American workingmen -
men in our American cutlery shops , nnd
that they bo asked what they think of the
policy of reducing the tarill which would
place tlieim at oven greater disadvantage
with Sheffield and Hirmlnghnm than they
aru already. By all means let this para
graph and the protectionist comment on
it bo read everywhere by American work
ing men. Hut let it be added that it is
the tarill which encourages this importa
tion of line qualities of foreign cutlery.
The enormous duties that arc imposed on
the fine qualities of steel required for
making the best cutlery render it impos
sible for American manufacturers to suc
cessfully compete with their English
rivals in tlio homo market. As a result
of the combination of steel manufactur
ers to raise prices , steel for making
cutlery is imported in large quantities.
The heavy duties on this stool American
manufacturers must pay , nnd they can
not thercforo compote with Sheffield
manufacturers , who nro subject to no
such tnxes on their raw materials. When
workingmcn in American cutlery shops
complain of dull times lot them consider
n system which puts them at so great a
disadvantage in regard to the materials
of their labor.
Beside tlio grcnt disadvantage in this
respect to which the tariff subjects Amer
ican manufacturers of cutlcrjr. the sys
tem discourages excellence in production.
So long as the tariff shall enable manu
facturers to sell cheap cutlery ut prices
nearly equivalent to tlio prices of the
best qualities they will bo satisfied with
this result. While they can obtain largo
profits by making common articles under
the protection of the tariff they will not
be compelled to pay high wages to skilled
workmen and high prices for tlio best
qualities of steel , wince less skill and
cheaper steel will servo their purpose.
They will bo content that English manu
facturers should continue to supply the
American market with fine cutlery as
long as the tariff shall enable them to
obtain a greater profit on an inferior
article.
While English cutlery to the value of a
little moro than $1,500,000 , was imported
into tlio United States last year , Amer
ican locks , hinges and other builders'
hardware , saws and tools , cutlery , cost
ings and nails and spikes to tlio value ot
upward of fU.000,000 were exported.
These exportations wcro made in the face
of a keen foreign rivalry , ana in spite of
a tarill system which grievously increases
the cost of production. During the last
> ear the total exports of Amoricau manu-
frcturcrs of iron and steel amounted to
the values of nearly $10,000,000. This
foreign trade serves to show what Amer
ican enterprise and skill might accom
plish if afforded an open field. When a
country can profitably export any of
its products in face of foreign com
petition , that fact in itself demon
strates that it requires no protective du
ties in favor of such products. This is
a truth n ; commerce which is as obvious
as the axiom in geometry that a straight
line is the shortest distance between two
points. If the tarill' obstructions should
bo removed an immense expansion of the
foreign trade in American manufactures
would follow and the opportunities for
remunerative employment for American
workingmen would be vastly enhanced.
A striking proof of this mny bo seen in
what has already bcon accomplished in
the exports of leather , boot.s nnd shoes ,
cotton goods nnd iron and ntcel manu-
fni'turt'H , in defiance of tlio tariff obstruc
tion. Wittingly or unwittingly the op
ponents of tariff revision arc tlio worst
enemies of the industrial and commercial
progress of tlio country.
Ono ot the Nocessnrics.
Ohlcauo lleraltl.
The proposition to form n great whisky
trust , after the manner of the oil trust , is
based on the assumption that whisky is n
necessity. Trusts are not formed by the
producers of articles which people can
get along without , nor would they be ef
fectual if there was no tariff tax on for
eign products of the same nature- . They
tire the natural results of a cornered
market , the convincing proof of the aph
orism that wherever combination is DOS-
sible competition will cease. No man
would be rash enough to attempt a trust
iu books , in newspapers , in bibles , in
. Useful and desirable
prayer-books or in tracts.
sirable as these things may bo regarded ,
the people would instantly resent a con
spiracy calculated to make them pay too
much for them With coal , kerosene oil ,
cotton-seed oil and whisky the situation
is different. Coal must bo had for
warmth , coal oil for light , ooUun-suod oil
for purposes of ndultcintion and fraud ,
and whisky for politics , conviviality and
domestic happiness. They nro the nec
essaries of life. The men who control
their production can name their own
prices nnd consumers will pay cheer
fully. This is the ndvnntiigo enjoyed by
persons who deal in tlio necessaries.
Nothing but a radical change in the
habits nud tastes of tlio people , or n ref
ormation of the tnrilV can circumvent
them , _ _
nrlhnry nnd Corruption.
It has been intimated that the rnvrla-
tions made before the Pacific railroad
inquiry commission may result iu the
prosecution of certain prominent persons
for bribery and corruption. C. I' . Hunt
ingdon and Senator Stanford have cheer
fully , in fact rather boastfully , admitted
that the payment of millions of money
to cabinet minister * , members of con-
gres.s , lawyers and lobbyists in Washing
ton was for the purpose of "explaining
matters" connected with Pacific railroad
legislation. This is another way of say
ing that these vast Bums of money were
voluntarialy paid for bribery or were ex
torted as blackmail , Thuiowns a great
deal of both bribery and blackmailing
during the process of that Paci
fic rnilronil lugislatioh , In which
the government and the peoplu were
robbed not only of millions of money
but of the best portion of the public dp-
main , Whether or not prosecutions for
corruption could bo sustained nt this Into
dny , them Is no doubt thnt suit should bo
brought ngninst ( Jotild , Huntingdon ,
Stniiford , Sidney Dillon and others , to
recover the millions of money out ol
which they swindled the government In
the mnulpulntlon of tlio 1'ucllio r.illrnml
committees. The Pncillc railroad e-om-
inifsion is getting nt the bottom facts.
nhd thus is luring bnra the processes of
these monstrous frauds upon the country.
The committee's olllcinl report to bo pro-
Funtcd next winter will contain tlm evi
dence upon which the law olllcers of the
government may net. As the parties Im
plicated are all possessed of Immense
wealth , there wilt bo no difficulty In re
covering thn money should judgment bo
obtained ngnlnst them in the federal
courts.
STATE AND TI3IUUTOHY.
Xcbrnnkn Jottings.
Jacob P. Pox , ono of the oldest rosl'
dents of Cnss county , is dead , aged sixty-
Scotin Is n gront sporting town. Fifteen
hundred re-sklents recently turned out to
n plug nice nnd were bunkoed out ol
their spare change.
The Hurt county teachers' institute U
in session nt Teknmah. A. H. Atkinson
Is superintendent , assisted by Prof. 1) .
W. Dennis and wife , of Earlliam college ,
Richmond , 1ml.
The mossbncks of Plattamotith showed
up in "mournful numbers" at thn last
election. Only thirty-six had Biillieleut
vitality to hobble to the front and vote
against progress.
Sherman Tucker , a Plnttstnouth well
digger , was buried in a well Tuesday nnd
nnrrowlv escaped death. A huge pile of
rock and earth closed about him auel
hold him down for half an hour.
The B. & M. extension to Cheyenne is
being rushed through Keith county nt 11
lively nito. It is expected that the road
will bo opened to Sterling by the 1st of
September. Work ou tlio Cheyenne end
of the line is being rushed with like expe
dition.
The sheriff of Cedar Comity captured in
Rapid City a fugitive named Martin
Schmidt , who had an uncontrollable
nppctif ! ) for other people's property. Ho
disposed of mortgaged property nnd
sought security In vain in the darK
mounds of Dakota.
A thoroughbred fakir disposed of a
largo stock of "Modoo gold" wnteht-s in
Lincoln n few days ago. They were
built of gilded pewter with paper dials ,
and formed the worst kind of n swindle
at Missouri river rnteis. It is probable
that the capital will .send n Inrgo delega
tion to the Uontrico institute before the
moon wanes.
For tlio benefit of love torn swains who
study astronomy from the gate post ob
servatory thcso mellow-moonlight nights.
it may bo given away without fear of
scandal that the seven sisters remain out
till early dnwn nnd disappear with a
blush when old Sol wnves his baton in
the eastern heavens. The sisters are
forty-live degrees above the importuni
ties of rude worldlings.
Mr. A. \Volfonbargor. . editor of tl o
Now Republic in Lincoln , and a prohibi
tionist of considerable prominence , was
roughly handled while preaching down
in Nuckolls county a few days ngo.
Andrew McCqrkle , of Superior , with
three companions , fell upon \Yolfon-
bargcr and shamefully beat him about
the face and body. Ho was so severely
injured that ho was compelled to cancel
live engagements to leoturo and return
homo for rest and treatment. The brutal
assault was witnessed by the sheriff , but
that ollicial made no ell'ort to protect the
victim , and did not arrest the assailants.
McCorklo's attack was in revenge for an
Horn published in the Now Republic ,
charging him with evicting his father-in-
law for being n prohibitionist.
.
Douglas barbers nro at war nnd now
gnsli a man for n dime.
Lnrnmio continues agitating the woolen
mill scheme , nnd the outlook is favor
able.
able.Two
Two herds , numbering 4,1)00 ) head of
cattle , cut a trail through Lusk lust week ,
bound for Montana.
The freight rate from New York to San
Francisco is $9.25 ; the rate . on the same
class of goods from Uniaha to Douglas is
fW.wJ *
Mavericks on the Lander roundup sold
at an average of $11. On Sweet water tlio
average was if in. In the Big Horn coun
try the average prices ranged from $11 to
§ 20.
20.Tho
The corrected valuation of Cheyenne
property for the current year is $ il,28'l-
! )31.10 ) ! , as against fJ,70.'iG72.00 for 1BSO
and $ aG7-lf)70.00 for the vear 1885. The
figures show a constant and healthy
growth.
Fred ( Stiornsey , brother of Charles
Guernsey , took bed bug poison as an an
tidote for disappointment in love , nt
Douglas recently , , and is now taking
sweet oil in quart doses to nssuago his In
ward feelings. He will recover.
Seven cars of Doer Creek coal have
been shipped to Missouri Valley where it
will bo given n tost. If natisfa'ctory it is
believed tlio Fremont. Elkhoru fc Mis
souri Valley company will take hold of
the mine , which id now owned by a com
pany of which ex-Congressman Dorsov ,
of Nebraska , is president and Bill Nuttall
manager.
P. W. Shafer , the Pottsvlllo ( Pa. ) coal
expert , who in recognized as a leading
authority on the subject of coal mines
nnd mining , visited the Twin creek coal
beds in Uinta county a few days since in
company with n party of Now York
capitalists nnd Keninut n number of
claims. The professor declares that the
largest deposit of coal in the known
world is in the Twin creek district. The
party is now examining coal buds on the
Union Pucihc railroad.
Utah nnd Idnhn.
A mammoth fltone anil iron jail is being
erected in Salt Lnku City.
Fifty-four cars of bullion wore shipped
from Salt Lake last week .
The mines in the Sawtooth region of
Idaho are being abandoned.
The Tintic district of Utah shipped
8,000,000 pounds of ere during Juno.
The Daly mining company lias decided
to divide $70 , < ; 0' ) among the ( stockholders.
The Mormon church is without a visi
ble head. It has several dead heads ,
however.
One hundred anil fifty men are 0011-
fitnntly employed in tlio Sho.shom ; shops
of the Union Pacific.
The Block range around Shoshonc and
alone Snake nver never looked better
before. Hoof steers in Idaho will carry
moro fat than usual this fall.
Tlio banks of Salt Lake City report tlio
receipt for tint week ending July 20 , in-
cltibiyo , of $ ( it-l83.l ) ! ) in bullion and f VJ-
COO in ore , a total of ? 1M1JI8'J. 5J.
Two surveying parties and n force of
100 graders , supposed to belong to the
Oregon Hallway nnd Navigation com
pany , nro in the field between Wnrdnor
.function and Miillan , in ( lie Cu'iir
d'Alcno country.
The receipts of the metals in Salt
Luke City for the. week ending .Inly 0
wcroSl'.VS'J.Ol in Hereunto , of which
? 50r > 00 wns ere nud JfWVIH'.MH was bul
lion. Thnvuk ( ! previous the receipts
wcro ? 22 1,801 .27 in ore anil § c : .9'Jil 0i ! in
bullion , n total of tf258.8W.22.
A Siindny Solionl I'lunlo.
The Sunday school connected with thn
church of Latter Day Saints had a picn'rc
at HanRcom park yesterday which wns nl-
tondcd by a largo number of the , sirllnol
mid members of the church , and'tlut-dny
was paused in n very pleasant manner ,

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