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PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. nm s op sunscntrrioK s ftaflr ( Moml/iir Edition ) Including Sunday . , Brr. Ono Year . . . $10 M ForBlxMonthi . & Ofl TorTlircn Months . S M Die Omaha Bmvlny Ilcc , mailed to any ddroM , One Year. . , . 2 OC Omc * . Ko. 1)14 ) AKn VAtm * STntrr. EAHA orrtcit. lioou tt , TiuniiNi noit.MNa liniNUTOK OrriCKN0.61JKOUUI ISTIlBrU * Tl OOnniSPONDENCK ! All c mrattnlctions rotating to news find < xH terlal matter nliould bo aU'lruwod to tha KM roil or Til ic Her. ncstNtjSMTTinst All budnoA * letters and remittance * should 1x MdrCMud to Tin DEE FUULISHINQ COMI-ANT DM A II A. Drafts , checks and ptnlofflco order' to bo made payable to the ord r of tha oompnnj- THE BEE POBLISfilllTciPm , PRQPRIEIORS , E. RO3EWATEK , EDITOR. f , ' ( THE JDAII/y BEE. Sworn Statement of Ulroalatlon. State of Nebraska. I . County of Douxlaa. I8'- Ooo. H. Tzschucit , secretary of The Be < Publishing company , does solemnly sweat that the actual circulation of tlm Dally Hoc for the weekending Augusts , 1867 , was at follows : Saturda.v.Jnly 30 . U.ax Bundav.July 31 . 14.201 Monday. August 1 . M.MX Tuesday. August a . 1D.HW Wednesday. 'August 3 . 1'l.SW ' ThiiMnay. August 4 . 13.88. ' Friday , August 5 . 14,001 Average . 14.071 Gr.o. . TzscirucK. Sworn to and subscribed In my presence UilK Olh day of August , A. D. 1887. N. P. FEIT- fSEAL.1 Notary Public. State of Nebraska. 1 . . Jtoimlas County. f BS Geo. II. Tzschuck , being first duly sworn dejxse and says that ho Is secretary of Tin Ueo Publishing company , that the actua average dally circulation of the Dally Dee fo : the month of August , 1880 , 1V1H ! ( copies ; fo : Beptcmbra. 1880 , 18,030 copies ; for October 1880. 12,989roples ; for November , 1880 , 13,84) ) copies ; f or December , 1880. 13,2)7 ) copies ; fo January 1837. 10.2CO copies ; for February 184.7 . , 14,108 copies ; for March. 1887 , 14.40 < copies ; for April , 1887 , 14,810 copies ; forMav 1887 , 14,227 coplrs ; for June 1837 , 14,14 ; copies ; for 'July , 1887 , 14.093 copies. OEO. B. TzflcnucK. Subscribed and sworn to Irafure me till : llth day of August , A. D. , 18S7. fSEAUl N. P. Fwu Notary Public. COUNCILMAN LEK bad better gag hi ; fool friends. WE have n sidewalk inspector , haven' wo ! Wlmt's bccomo of him ? WHY should the city pay fifty cents i square of live-sixths of an inch for ad vortislng in a daily paper that soils spaci to business men for six cents an inch ? THE first Installment of tha proceeding of the commissioners of Douglas count ] for the fiscal year will appear to-morrow The BEK will have something to say concerning corning the peculiar management of oui county affairs as wo go along. M.K. . GEOKOE PARKS , of Washington Who is willing to bet $5,000 that Mr Cleveland will not bo re-elected prcsi dent is no doubt n man who has tin courage of his convictions. There an thousands of men all over this broai land who think as Mr. Parks is willinc his money should talk. TIIK death of Thomas Morton , propio lor of the Nebraska City Daily News frill bo deplored throughout the state not only by members of the press but b\ Ihe pioneers who were associated witi him in laying the foundations of thii lommonwcalth. As a citizen and journ illst Mr. Morton enjoyed , the esteem ant confidence of men of all parties am treads. THE Republican makes a dire throat t < yank the private skeleton out of tin alosot of a councilman , but it makes n < reference to the conundrum how a jor ernment printer can lay by $75,000 it three years on a salary of $3,600 a year , carnages thrown in , and how his chio slcrk can carom a small fortune durinj the same period on n salary of $1,800 i roar ? THE sun-spot editor of the Rochesto IN. Y. ) Democrat and Chronicle , who ha boon predicting the weather with mon r loss success for a number of year past , says that the number of sun-spots i now slowly decreasing toward a mini tnum. When that is reached thuro wil bo a gradual increase of electric storm [ or several years. If wo are to huvi Itorms of one kind or another all tin lime , it might as well be electric storm M any. They are usually not so bad a Iho tornado or cyclone. THE way of promotion in the army am navy now seems to be by way ot th North Polo. Lieutenant Groeloy wa made chief of the signal service buroai after his return from the Arctic region and now Chief Engineer Melville , ono o the survivors of the DeLong expedition ha been placed at the head of the buroai of steam engineering. Mr. boring , win hold this position , has for some time beoi at loggorlmds with Secretary Whitno ; and his resignation was not unexpected The point of difference between them wa the now project of reorganizing the bu reaus. Melville is an energetic and abl engineer imd is , no doubt , the man fo the place to which ho has boon promoted THE lloa. William II. Kobortson , wh Was made collector of the port of iTork by President Garliold , therob , stalwurt-half-breod conflic Hurting the - - Which had so many disastrous consc quonccs , still takes an interest in politics Judge UoberUou is u man of oarolul im conservative opinions , and therefore wha ho says Is not to bo measured by the rul that is applied to the utterances of th ordinary politician. Ho is moreover a present giving more attention to buslnes than to politics , and disclaiming any poi lunal ambition. Ueforring rocencly t the republican situation in Noi fork , Judge Robertson sal Iho party is entirely hai monlous , and if it places good men i Iho Held will win next fall. With re rard to next year he said that Ulainc liuwlcy or Sherman cau carry Nui fork , but the man who would receiv the largest number of votes is Chaunc li. Dopow. "His popularity , " said tli | udge , "Is simply enormous. " As w bavo had occasion to remark before , Mi Depow is a dark horse who may lu a cci lain exigency cut no small figure in tli next national republican convcutloi But ho will use his influence in Ne < SCurk 'In behalf of Mr. . Bluinp , who , b Iho way , Jucge Itobortson predicts wi fc * rouotniuatud : ind elocUd Crop Proipcoi * and Trade. The fact must bo admitted that the crop prospects are far from being satis factory , and that the hopes of business that wore based on the earlier promise of a generous harvest will bo measurably disappointed. The whole west has suf fered most severely from the continued drought , and while the damage done cannot bo repaired the serious present question is whether it is to bo increased by the fatluro of needed rains until the time is passed when their coming will beef of any bcnollt. Already hundreds of farmers throughout the widely extended drought region see their situation for the present season to be nearly hopeless and the number is not great who can counl upon much profit for their outlay and labor. Could this region have a week ol copious ruins at oncn n very great im prqvemcnt of the situation would result , with vast pecuniary benoGta to the agri cultural community , but the condition : do not appear to bo favorable to such e fortunate change. The time in which the required relief can bo of much advantage is very short , and the apprehension ol further serious injury is not groundless. As yet this state of affairs has had nc marked effect upon the trade movement , Business generally is reported good foi the season. The wholesale merchants oi of Chicago , in most departments of trade report their transactions to have bcci bettor during last July than for the corresponding month of last year. Sinci July merchants in a few lines have been requested not to fill orders for the pros cnt , but such experiences have not been general. The jobbing houses of Omah : report a well-maintained trade , will quite 'generally an increase over a ycai ngo at this season. Such facts are grati fying , and it would bo pleasing to be able to believe that there will bo nc variations from them , but evidently sncti a belief cannot bo entertained in the face of the prevailing adverse crop conditions With thousands of farmers having noth ing to sell this fall , as now appears almosi certain , and many others reaching th < end of their season's work without anj profits , it is simply inevitable that the trade of the country must suffer. When the farmers of the country are compellci to practice an enforced economy , al branches of business fool the effect. The full consequence , however , of what IE now threatened will probably not be ex pericnccd thin fall. There is doubt less suflioiont money at present it the hands of the people , the proceeds o the past year of general prosperity , t < warrant the expectation that during tin current year trade will continue to mak ( a satisfactory showing , though withou any of the boom that a generous harvest would have given it. But a diminishec trade next spring and probably through out next year is to bo looked for , a re covering from which will depend whollj upon the extent of the crops of next year Unpromising as the situation now ap pears , however , regarded from the standpoint of the largo anticipations of a couple of months ago , then is nothing in it to create anj alarm. At the worst the country will have enough of its products to sup ply its mere wants , and those who have them to sell will obtain better prices foi them. We shall have less to sell abroad but the balance of trade need not bi against us if we prudently restrain oui disposition to buy extravagantly of for eign products. There Is no probability that as a nation we shall experience a do clmo. The advance will not bo so great as was hoped for , but we shall doubtless add to our population and our wealth The obvious suggestion of the situatior is that a wise caution in all busmosi operations is expedient , and this can bi observed without yielding to unwarranta bio apprehension and distrust. An Unfavorable In response to his proposal to bu ; bonds , the secretary of the treasury luu received on Wednesday , the first day o opening bids , offers to sell 4 } per con bonds to the amount of a little over fivi million dollars , at prices ranging fron 110 to 113. Ho accepted only about t quarter of a million , at the inside figures which wore one-eighth of 1 per cent below - low the open market rate on that day This may bo taken as indicating aboii' ' the price which the secretary is disposci to pay for these bonds , while the veri small amount offered at the price runs also bo regarded as showing tha the holders of the bonds are not at nl anxious to part with them at those fig ures. So far as the first day's oxpericnci goes toward determining the rate of thi bond-purchasing expedient it cannot hi regarded as promising. The total auioun of the 4J per cent bonds is $250,000,000 , si that the very small amount ottered to tin treasury would seem to quite fully demonstrate onstrate the unwillingness of holder generally to dispose of them , even at i premium somewhat above the markc rate. There may bo several good reason ; why a larger amount was not offered a the outset , as the desire of holder ; to ascertain about what the trcas ury was willing to pay and a clispositioi to awiut the effect upon the market of tin first action of the treasury , but the natu > ral conclusion is that the great majority of bondholders are not anxious to lei their bonds go at any figures the treasury could reasonably bo expected to pay. A few days will determine whether the secretary of the treasury will be euabloi to provide for the sinking fund by tin purchase of bonds at anywhere near tin rate ho has indicated as about the treas ury price. It may be Unit his practical declaration of what ho thinks a fair pro mlum will settle the market at that price in which c.uo the oilers to the troasur may bccomo sulliciont to enable the secretary rotary to promptly purchase the ainoun ho requires , but the probabilities do no strongly favor this view. The obvloui fact is that in dealing with the govern1 mout some advantage over dealing witl the public is expected , and unless this n assured the government usually come short. There ia no patriotism in tin matter , and it Is pretty certain thatuules the bondholders who do not need to real ixo are given a littln advance by thi treasury over the market rate they wll not part with their bonds. On the othc baud tha secretary will hardl venture to voluntarily offer i higher premium. Tne necessity of pro vldlnc for the sinking fund is not BO ui gent as to compel him to anV such course Having done all that the law authorize him to do , ha can very properly res there and leave the matter to bo disposal of by congress. Furthermore ho wouli not oare to exeita public clamor , alroad' ' making itself heard In opposition to hi purchase of bonds , br nuking a prta that would favor the bond-holders. Ho will doubtless not pay much if anything above the price at which ho accepted a small block of bonds on Wednesday , and consequently this plan of disposing of a part of the surplus docs not look alto gether hopeful. llcsponscs to the secretary's proposal to prepay Interest will bo opened next Monday , and It is not expected that the result will bo entirely satisfactory. The 2 per cent rcbato deprives the oiler of the advantage It would otherwise possess , and * it is probable that only such bond * holders as may be pressed for money and that class Is very small will avail themselves of the opportunity. If these plans fail , the treasury will have no other practicable way of reducing the surplus , but the fact will furnish pretty sub- stantinl evidence that at least so far as the bondholders are concerned they are not in urgent need of money. Un fortunately , however , there would bo in this knowledge nothing to rcassuro the much larger portion of the people who will require money and are hoping for a release of a part of the treasury surplus to provide it. Why Do Tlicy Squeal ? About three weeks ago a representa tive of the BEE commenced a thorough examination of the records , vouchers and papers in the county court house. The man had scarcely put in an appear ance when a general lluttor became manifest m certain quarters. The investigator , who came from Chicago cage recently , was represented as being a special dcteclivo after boodlcrs , and some officials and ox-officials have taken it u to themselves that they are the parties whoso heads are threatened by a thunderbolt. The first squeal came throuuh a German paper , which made the discovery that a con spiracy had been set on foot against Commissioner Timme , who was tc > be waylaid to make room for another Ger man who wants to step into his shoes. Then came Mr. McShano's "Listener" with the report that the Chicago detec tive was undcr.instructions to work up a boodle cose against Messrs. Tim mo and Corliss. And now , a paper published at Waterloo , where Mr. Corliss lives , re prints the Herald's story with the follow ing comment : "We clip the above article from the Omaha Herald ot the 9th. It would not have been worth noticing at any other time than on the ere of an election in which It is a well-known fact that both T tin mo and Corliss are , oi will be candidates before the two political conventions this fall for the office ot com missioner ; and it is plain to be Been that tills is one of the deep-laid schemes of the Bii : : to damage thesa gentlemen. Why does it leave out the name of O'Kcefe ? Why ? Because - cause he Is not a candidate , and it would done no good to say anything about him. This Is the thinnest thing wo have yet observed , and will fail to accomplish the desired end. Timme and Corliss have served the people satisfactorily as commissioners , nnd we have good reason to bollovo they will both be elected this fall , notwithstanding the BEE'S boodle scheme. " This premature squeal 'reminds us of the boys who were caught in the water- mellou patch by the man with a club. "I didn't ' steal anything , " shouted ono of the boys , thus giving himself away before a word had been said by the farmer. Now , who has said anything about Tlmmo or Corliss ? Why do their fool friends squeal when their names have not yet been mentioned in connection with boodling ? Why are theyflustrated , if there Is nothing wrong , and their offi cial records have boon so satisfactory ? It seems to us that this squeal has been designed to forestall a discovery that somebody fears is likely to bo made. As to the question why the BEE has kept silence about Commissioner U'Keeffe , we simply point to the fact that the BEE has said nothing about anybody in connec tion with the pending investigation. The BEE is not likely to remain silent or shield any official in office , or out of olfico , whenever it has proof of his dip- honest ; . No honest official has ever suf fered at the hands of the BEE and no quarter has been or will bo shown to boodlers , whoever they may be. THE Rounds & Taylor jobbers boast that they have contracted ahead with business-men of Omaha for § 18,000 worth of display advertising at $1 per inch , Wo don't pretend to dispute that asser tion. For all wo know , it is true. It only shows that our merchants have allowed thomsulvcs to be duped by clover confidence men. The contract made b.y the same parties hist week was for 1,30C inches , and 450 lines of local notices , for a round $100. Computed at five cents per line , which is about what it is worth the 400 lines of local notices aggregate $23.50 , " leaving $07.50for the 1,300 inches of display , or a fraction less than six cents per inch. Where ono man is made to pay one dollar lar for what another man gets for six cents , the sliding scale represents the ex tent to which mon have boon duped. The challenge to produce the contract above referred to is a more bluff. It ia not in our possession. But wo can pro duce a man who road it and recollects the terms distinctly enough to verify them under oath if need bo. THE railroad accident at Chatsworth 111. , yesterday whore Howards of OIK hundred persons wore killed and possi bly as many more wounded is the mosl appalling railroad disaster that lias ovci boon recorded within the history of the republic. Next in magnitude and num bers killed was that of the Ashtubuk disaster in Ohio in 1878 , when the iron bridge on the Lake Shore road weni down precipitating the entire train intc the river , killing sixty-two perpons out right and wounding a greul many more. The accident oi yesterday can bo classed witli the disaster at the bridge across the rivoi Tay , in Scotland , when the train known the "Wild Scotchman" as went down and plunged into the sea , the last ovei seen of it , and all on board lost. With the accident at River Junction , in Vermont , last February , and the one on the Baltimore & Ohio road near Tiffin , O. , a few weeks previous , and the ono al 13t. Thomas , Out. , a few days ago , when about sevonty-tive lives in all were sacri ficed , that of yesterday makes this , in deed , an eventful year in the history ol railway disasters. THOUGH President Cleveland may not bo able to stay longer than one day within the borders of the great state of Nebraska , ha will visit no place in his proposed western tour whore ho will see more to interest him. He should spend a week hcroT He can not bo other than surprised wlioh ho witnesses the development and progress within the last quarter of a century in this portion of the expansive fcrt.Ho west. Ho will find in Omaha a great city with a foun dation for the metropolis of the Missouri valley. At Lincoln 'ho ' will also find n a beautiful , progressive nnd stirring city in fact the most nttractlvo capltol city in the United States , located In ono of the most productive valleys in the world. Ho will find m Nebraska that kind of enter prise that has done so much toward build ing up and maintaining the republic ol which ho is the official head. Mr. Cleveland - land chould not fail to spend at least two days in the state ono hero and ono at the charming scat of government. THE assurance that the reconstructed water works will afford a reliable stream with sulliciont pressure for fire protec tion is very gratifying , but wo still be lieve Omaha will bavo to invest In addi tional fire steamers or rnn the risk oi losing millions of dollars worth of prop erty. Uankinc on the hydrant pressure is decidedly unsafe. It is an open secret that probably one-fourth of our hydrants to-day would not throw a stream over a two-story btilldlng. THE Chang and Eng methods of laud ing the turmoil breeders of tlio council through two organs professing opposite politics continues as heretofore. Al though the bar is practically till of ono opinion with regard to the usurpation by the council ot powers vested in the po lice commission alone , these papers still persist in misleading their handful of patrons and offending the common scuso of intelligent mon of all classes. CAN the Republican , and will it , prove that it has a bonajidc daily circulation ot 1,500 copies , to say nothing of 2,000 copies which the law provides must be shown by the paper receiving the con tract for the city printing ? Wo don't mean a free gift back and front yard cir culation , and papers sent to persons whenever never order them. The Tokamah liitrlonian asks what has bccomo of the Omaha coal bore. The diamond drill is still at work near the stockyards and before long it is expected to reach the depth whore the five-foot vein is believed to be. THE I-'lELiU OF INDUSTRY. WestluRhouso employs 775 men In his shops. The producers in Texas complain they have o almost give their produce away , and that money is scarce. , h An Inventor In Chicago expects to make al kinds of bottles oiitJof paper , They are cheaper than glass. Two German firms have contracted for steel enough to make 400,000 rifles for the Turkish government. .J'J Kentucky produced < 10.234,813 gallons of whisky the past year , against 30,570,133gal lens the previous year , ! During the past iffteen yerrs 33 cents worth out of every 8100 wortii'ol' whisky lias been burned. < A Nashua , N. H. , company will ship 1,000 bales of cotton cloth to China via the Cana dian Pacific road. ' ' The 8,000 brewers ot Cincinnati who are knights have withdrawn Irom the order because - cause of the temperance plank In the new constitution. A Sandusky natural gas well has just struck 1,000,000 feet per day. Another well , and the Digest yet , has just come in at Mur- ravsvlllo. The llarrlsburg steel works run 3,600 tons ahead on their June output over any previous mouth. A St. iiouls fire-brick company has a con tract for 400,000 bricks for a Sheffield , Ala. , furnace. As much pig-Iron Is made In the United States in ten weeks as is made In Franco In a your. In the state of Kansas the average earnings of unskilled labor last year were 8300. English manufacturers expect to establish works in Canada to make Iron-wood screws. Thu consumption of 'lead pencils In the United States Is one and one-half per head per annum. Wcstlnuhouse Is experimenting ; to stop a train suddenly without causing n shock. Polauders and Hungarians are leaving Heading to find employmentelsowhcre. A forty-ftve-ton riveting machine Is goinc into a Cleveland machine shop. The New York hat salesmen are after the Sunday sellers. Tuo bakers have sixty unions and 22,000 members. Seven acres of land have been bought by the Jersey City steel company nearScranton , on which to erect steel works to employ 300 men. men.A A new rolling mill Is to bet erected at Bowling Green , O. , and at Wollston , O. , 84,000.000 Is to bo expended in various new Industries. The special labor bureau agents have com pleted investigations of 8,000 strikes In Now York which have occurred within six years. All the western antt southwestern railroad companies are making more or loss exten sive additions to their shop capacity. Minneapolis produced during the first halt ot this year 2,043,910 barrels , against 3,777,3'JU barrels during the same time last year. All the leading railroads require nearly as much sine track for the transaction o their business as they have of main line. The national conventlqn of Master Joiners has resolved that technical education should be instructed In the public schools. * St. Louis foundries are busy making iron yokes and other castings' ' to change horse power to cable lines on' street railroads. A Philadelphia spmlicnto has put up S500- 000 to erect plants to make Iron and steel and mine cohl In Brum\velI\V. Va. New shoo manufacturing concerns are springing up In New England. The spring trade was the greatest ever known. The national district assembly of Plumbers No. 85 , will convene In PUt&burg on the first Monday in September. ( ti The South Carolina Knjehts preserve the old time secrecy which ratvde the knights so popular under Stovons. Abundance of HOST. Material. Kew Haven .Vu > * . A boodler'a base ball nine would be just the thine to dlvert.otho Montreal exiles. Think ot the number of base men they would bavo to choose from. Presidential Doom Wanted. DuJiith J/eroM. Hasn't Minnesota some favorite son whom she can recommend as a candidate for the presidency. It would advortlso the sUto.you know. Ingredients for a California Town. San Frartcwco Chroniclt. It takes the foundation of a big hotel , a carload of stakes to mark lots with , a street railroad franchise , a flume and Irrigation company , and aa auction sale of Iota to make a town In southern California , A piece eland land is also needed. Timely Warning. ttoifoti Globe. About this time lookout for the man whi Is tu the hands of his friends. So 8ny Wo All. A'eto York IFbrW. Senator Stanford did not llko the mannei In which the Pacific Railroads Investigating commission piled him with questions at thi last session In San Francisco. Ho dcclarc ( Hint the commission seemed "more llko i prosecuting than an Investigating com mis slon. It Is to be hoped that the commission' ! work will bo followed by a prosecution , am one vigorous enough to brine to Justice al who have wronged the government and the people by Illegal aud dishonest management of the affairs of thcso corporations. Modern llobber Barons. Demvr AVtw. R It Is known that out of the construction o the Central Pacific has crown In Oalifornli a class of railway barons whoso wealth anc aristocratic surroundings to-day find n < counterpart even In Europe. Impudence hai Krown with their riches , and Its culmination Is seen In the statement of Senator Stanford , If his evldont opinions are shared to any ex tent by these two companies It wonld be Just on the part ot the government to takt such action as would compel these naught ] millionaires to get on t heir knees and boi for mercy. To bo told thut the generosity o : the people has been meanness and tholi bounty an outrage Is too much even for i long-enduring and long-suffering public t < boar. The humbling of Mr. Stanford wouli be a national blessing. midsummer Might's Droain. Sam/i / D. llobart , Sleep sot the gates Of fairy land ajar , I crossed the glowing threshold , fancy led. Queen-roses , crimson-hearted , o'er my head Drooped heavy with their perfumed wealth afar Throiurh luminous aisles the radiance of a star Beckoned mo on ; the fond acacia shed Like nnow its fragrant blossoms : firelllc ! sped Across the path ; no sound did sllenco mai Save that from out the dell , a nightingale , Ills ciccd repeating , "Love , llovo bul theel" Woke all the answering echoes far and wide. My heart beat fast and strong ; the happy tale Housed my fond soul to being's ecstasy. I turned , and , Love , lot though wert a my side. * 4 STATE AND TEUIUTOUY. Nebraska Jotting ? . Nebraska City and vicinity had a good rain Wednesday night. The Missouri Pacific extension from the north i.s completed to Nebraska City , Corn will pan out about half a crop in Johnson county , according to the Jour n.il. Lightning burned the barn of E. S Ilawley m Nebraska City , Wednesday night. The union of farmers at Oakland has shown by results the practical benefits ol co-operation. Mr. Kessor , of Syracuse , attempted tc board a moving train at Bennett , was thrown to the ground and two fingon cut off. Beatrice is again discussing the sub' ject of water supply. The experieneo ol Lincoln in the well business is a caution ary signal to go slow. The death of Thomas Morton , of the Nebraska City News , leaves Father Mar tin , of Uakotiv City , the solo occupant of the patriarchal circle of the Nebraska press. The news of Sioux City's packing house capture will convince Lincoln thnl there is no salvation in the pork line foi interior towns. Come to the Missouri and prosper. Nebraska City had a horso-whipping and shooting scrape Tuesday evening , but such incidents have become so com mon that scarce a ripple was created in the lively burg down the river. The Wayne County Agricultural sociotj has issued n list of liberal premiums foi exhibits of products , stock , speed and the arts , at the county fair to bo held at Wayne August 81 and September 1 and 3 , 1'awneo will vote , September 12 , on the proposition to issue bonds to the amount of $28,5000 to build a system .of water works. The Pawnee metropolis is bound to keep up with the force pump pro cession. The charitable of Nebraska City h'avc boon pouring spare pennies into the cadaverous pockets of Kd. _ Wilson , a capacious beggar from Kansas , only to learn , to their disgust , that Edward is the possessor of a line farm with stock worth $15,000. Governor Thiyor hit the right topic when ho talked to the school ma'ams of Norfolk on "Moulding the Young Mind. " It is understood that his excellency did not extoll the old and effective method of making the youngster mind by bonding him ever the knco and tanninir the paten on Ills paniti. Mason Long , the converted gamblot who is running a quartette of spoutcr ; and passing the hat among the pious in the interior of the state , turns nn old trick occasionally. In the matter of fu tures lie is long but never short on corn. Ho coppered 40,000 bushels of corn in Chicago last week and cleaned up $3,000. The Glen Falls Manufacturing com pany lias boon organized in Beatrice for the purpose of erecting aud operating a paper mill , which will cost $30,000. An eighty acre tract of land has been secured for a site. The incorporators are S. C , Smith , J. E. Smith , D. W. Cook , H. W , Paiker , J. B. Weston , Nathan Blukcly , C. ( J. Dorsoy , A. L. Green , Buchanan Bros. & Uwyor , Jacob Klein. The cap ital stock is $100,900. Iowa Itntns. Unliconsed.dogs in Dubuque nro fed on load. load.There There are eighteen regularly organ ized itnd prosperous colleges in the state , The Mississippi river at Dnvennort bus touched the lowest point since 180-1. The names of 1,100 soldiers are already on the rolls of the National Veteran's asso ciation recently organized in this state as a rebuke to Tuttleism. Prophet Foster , of Burlington , predicts that November will bo a cold , disagree' nblo month nnd ndvise.s the people to Jay in a stock of fnol ana fodder. Two youths sit Cedar Rapids wore tried in justice .court for stealing watermelons , The justice reverted buck to his boyhood days nnd a fellow-feeling made him won < clrous kind. The boys were acquitted. Fifteen hundred people attended the farmers picnic at Twin lake near Mason. Soiuo of the speakers strove to impress their auditors witli the idea that they would make tlrst-claHs legislative timber , clear stuff without knots or sap. Governor Larabeo recently questioned Sheriff Farrcll , of Mills county , as to the progress of prohibition in his official do main. The sheriff answered that there were ten drug stores and nine B. B , ( budge and beer ) store saloons , the larg est minibor in the county in two years. The increase during the past year was principally in drug stores. Sioux City hits clinched the negotia tions with the Chicago paoUera and proudly boasts thut the plants secured will have a slaughtering capacity of 9.500 hogs nnd l.OOU beeves per day. The Fowler brothers have signed for n pack- cry to cost $150,000 , and the Armonrfl have agreed to build there next Spring. "This concentration of the packing in dustry in Sioux City , " says the Journal 'l bring at once millions of additional capital hero , greatly augment the popu lation of the city , and add to its importance anco as n commercial center in overj way. " A Davenport wlfo whoso lushing Ion squandered his evenings away fron homo , camped on Ins trull Sunday evening ing aud caught him on n toot with r fickle damsel of the town In a saloon She pounced upon the harlot , seized hoi by the hair , and wnnt to pounding hoi with her little flat and then with a glass hurling expletives at her husband as she rained blows upon his companion In sin. . The husband dared not interfere , but the saloon-keopor did in a minute , but nol until after the most of the attire of the harlot was m shreds. The wlfo thor went away and went homo whore the husband hasn't ventured slnco. lie ha : bed his measure taken for a divorce suit .Dakota. The ox-soldlors in the territory number at least 15,000. The total indebtedness of Ponningtoi ] county is $118,492.0' ! . The Black Hill collection of minerals and cereals for the Omaha exposition will fill two cars. The reported discovery of placer gold ISO miles north of Deauwooa has started a stampede in that direction. The ceremony of laying the cornoi stone of the now Scandinavian Lutheran church at Rapid City was observed Sun day. An address in the Scandinavian tongue was delivered by the Hov , F. M Anderson , the local pastor , and ono ir English by the llov. J. C. Jacoby , of Wesl Point , Neb. Trace of the parties who robbed the CcSmot mill on the morning of August i of eighty-live pounds of amalgam has al last boon discovered and an arrest made , the party being Matthew Roderick , well known in Carbonate , Lead and Central , The evidence at the preliminary hearing in Central City was insulhcient , and Roa crick was discharged. Montana. The widow of the famous General Thomas Francis Meaghor is visiting Hel ena , after an absence of twenty years. The fistic profession is degenerating in Butto. At a recent exhibition of two thumpers the victor captured the purse by chewing off the car of his opponent. Hon. Conrad Kohrs , ono of the heaviest cattle owners in the territory , estimates the losses of stock by last winter's storms at an average of 50 per cent , throughout the territory. The losses were greatest on the Yellowstone and Northern ranges , reaching as high as 05 per cent. The potato crop m Montana this year bids fair to bo of unrivalled excellence. The new potatoes are of the finest quality and very plentiful. Last year the crop was small and before the end of winter Helena was importing this favorite table vegetable from the east ; but this year's crop promises to bo largo and aufliciont to meet all demands. Xho Pnolllo Const. There are two century plants in blossom at Florin. They contain 4,000 blossoms. On Sunday the foundation ot the pier upon which the great telescope at the Lick observatory will rest was laid. Riverside is the largest city in South ern California in area. The incorporated area is fifty-four square miles , or 34,500 acres. The average wheat yield of Oregon and Washington territory , notwithstand ing some local failures , will bo greater than in any previous year. The rabbits are eating out the ranchers in Stcptoo valley , White Pine county , Nov. At night they come in whole ar mies and devour the growing crops. A poach tree forty years old , at Sonoma , has produced 250 pounds of fruit this season. Most of the peaches measured over eight inches in circumfor- enco. The big canal in Inyo , Cal. , will bo sixty foot wide and thrco feet deep at its head. It will bo forty miles long , grow ing smaller toward the end as irrigation ditches branch from it. The stonework of the upper stones of the several buildings of the Lcland Stan ford Jr. university is being laid. The foundations of all the main buildings are completed. The walls of handsome yel low stone are rising rapidly. New Mexico is fast becoming an agri cultural territory. The contractors to plow and seed 800 acres of Mesilla valley liind to alfalfa for Judge Thornton have thus far turned over 105 acres of raw prairie and have four ox teams at work. Arizona and Now Mexico are rapidly coming into fnvor as fruit-growing re gions , and a fruit fair , which will bo held at Las Cruccs on the 13th , lith , aud 15th of September , promises to bo the most complete exhibition of the kind ever hold in those territories. The region about Spokane Fulls has been visited by damaging frosts. On the liijrh lands about Pcono prairie , on the 30th of July , there was u frost that killed the greater part of the wheat. It was the heaviest frost over known in that region in midsummer. I'UHMO WORKS. Fnctn Rccarillut ; Improvements Now in Progress. The amount oi grading to bo done in this city the present year is as follows : Pierce , from Eighth to Tenth ; I California , from Twenty-seventh uveiuio to Thirty- sixth ; Thirtieth , from Cuss to Cuming ; Twenty-second , from Howard to St. Mary's avenueulloy , block 23 , from Sixteenth to Seventeenth between Cass and California ; alloy , block 0 , from Kountzo & Ruth's add. All of these tire to bo grudod by C. E. Funning & Co. Pacific , from Tenth to Thirteenth ; Four teenth , from railroad track to Castollur ; Eleventh , from Mnson to old city limits ; Twentieth , from Pierce to Uorcus. These are to bo graded by Stuht & llamol. Davenport , from Twenty-third to Thirty- sixth ; Fifteenth , from Williams to rail road trade ; Ponpioton , from Twentieth to Thirty-sixth ; alloy , block 180 } , from north ot Nicholas between Sixteenth und Seventeenth ; Twenty-eighth avenue , from California to Burt ; Twentieth , from Cum- ing to Grace ; Louvemvorth , from Six- toanth to Thirty-sixth. Those tire under contract to C. F. Williams. The curbing of California street bo twuon Sixteenth nud Seventeenth with Bcrcu sandstone will ho finhhod this week ; that of Cuss struct between Six teenth und Twenty-second with the same material , will bo finished about the twen ty-seventh of this month. Thn.ro is considonibjo dissatisfaction ut the dilatory munner.ia which t.ho grud- ing of Loavonworth btrcot is being cur ried on. The contract win lot nearly a year ago. and though there bus bcnn some delays , still , it is thought the work should bo further advanced than it is at the present titan. It is thought the con tractor lias too many irons in the tire and can not give to this job the attention it dosorvoH. HnncRtnrx In Flight. The Duily-Weston operatic troupe , consisting of cloven portions , pimcd through the oitj yesterday from Now York to San Francisco. F. E. Copoman is manager , an d the troupe , though lately organized , is said to bo a line one. The fact that Anniu Russell , sister of Liliian-Solomun Ru * . Roll is a member of the troupe , gives it an advertisement larger than u twenty- foot poster on the dead wall. Miss Russell is certainly a handsome young lady , and if her artistic qualities como any way near equaling her comeliness , her stage success is assured , The Bricklayers union , No. 1 , of this Rity.ulveHitD annual picnic ut Calhouu on Sunday , the Slat mst. , . SOUTH OMAHA NEWS. , ft A Variety oflntorostlng Items ricked * Up To-day. The number ot passengers credited to South Omaha for the past month wus 17,149 , which , with the number of tickets sold at other points to the city will num ber 80,000. The residents are m hopes that the now Union Paclilo depot will soon bo erected , as the present depot is luiulo- quuto for the demand. Henry Lcchnor , charged with aiding one Thomas Toyman , charged with a broach of the peace by throutning to kill ono John Guiro , to oscnpo from the cus tody of an olllcor , will have a hearing to- dnv at 0 o'clock. Patrick lllco , city marshal , is making an effort to rid the oily of the thugs and bums that have infested the city lor the past lliroo months. Mrs. Daniel Kaflorty , Miss Howe , ol Johnstown , Pa , , and Miss Hughes , of ( South Omaha , are in Fremont , when they will remain until the 10th inst. , tc attend a wedding , after which they will go on a visit to friends in Wnhoo. An oratorical contest took pluco at the Methodist church on Tuesday night which proved a source of much ploustin to the patrons and revenue to the mana gers. Miss Hunt carried off the prize , which was a handsome medal. An onjoynblo necktie sociublo wai given by the young people of the Pres byterian church Tuesday evening , nt thi residence of H. T. Maxwell. The usual amusements nnd refreshments were in < dulgcd m by those present. Bayless , Silver & Co. have established a brick yard on Twenty-sixth street , und another party has started a yard on Twonty-iourth and Jay streets. Tin elny for the brick will bo taken out ol * the streets , thus bringing them dowu to grade. Alderman F. M. Smith has rcturnc < from the western part of Iho stato. where ho visited for the past week. The Gorman Protestants of South Omaha nro building a new school hotis < m in Jotter's addition. Of tiio thirteen vagrants arrested Tucs- day night , four.wore sent to the count ] jail , six dismissed und ono paid a fine ol * $10 und costs. About 200 mon arc now busy in push ing forward the completion of Swift'i packing house and the foundations are nearly finished. The store and brick work will bo commenced in a short time. Slnco April there has boon an nverag of sixty now buildings , a month , put up in South Omaha , and all the timber lands between the city nnd the river have been dotted with residences. The street culled Missouri avenue , running past Missouri avenue park west from the river has been graded to Twentieth street , aud Twen tieth street will soon be ( Traded over Second street to the stock yards. The congregation of Methodists in South Omulm are negotiating for the ex change of their present property for a more sichtly location on which to erect u now odillco. Mr. Butcher , a banker of Idle Grave , la. , made a trip to the western country with the intention of investing in prop erty , but could not find suitable locutions and returned to this city to buy u num ber of lots nnd to go into business. At 2 o'clock Wednesday morning John l''rd , time keeper for Armour & Co. , nl the old Lipton house , died nt St. Joseph/I hospital of typhoid fever. The youna man wus twenty-two yours of ngo and hud boon in this country only two yours , having come from Glnsguw , Scotland , and wus of good parentugo. Ho was o general fuvorito with the people of South Omaha and had boon ill only two weeks. Yesterday morning ono Andrcunl Pnsquale , who boards at the Chicago house , hud a warrants issued for the ar rest of Thomus Flunnory , bartender nt thu house , charging him witli removing $133.20 from his ( Pusqualo'u ) coat pocket while the latter wus washing. Freeman Hood , umerchuntof Oakland , . , la. , was in the city to-day with the intonTZ lion of locating. The Knights of Labor ball will take place Saturday night at the K. of L. hall and will bo largely attended. South Omaha was made a money order nnd postal note olliuo Monday lust. A good business wus done from the lirst day. A Centennial Invitation. Mayor Broutchreceived yesterday an In vitation from the Constitutional Centen nial commission in Philadelphia to at tend its celebration in September. Ho lias not as yet determined to accept , but bus written a very eordinl letter of ac knowledgement. The main object of the meeting is to contrast the height of progress in 1887 with what it was in 1777 , not only in induMrinl nnd mechanical arts but in military ufluirs. II is expected thut besides United States army nnd nnvul forces Komo fifteen thousand civic soldiers will bu present. President Cleveland and wife will bo presontVns will also mem bers of the cabinet , und prominent federal ollicials and reprcsentnUvos of foreicn covernmontsr l'lio oration will > bo delivered by Justicfc. Miller of ilia United Stutps Supreme Biurt , and poems ) of course will follow. Wio celebration will last from the liftcenta < to the seven teenth proximo. The folipwiug is the letter to Mayor Broutch : S. To the Honorable , the Mayor of Omaha Nob. : The authorities of the several statol of this union have resolved to culrbrafo till centennial anniversary of the framing m\ \ ( promulgation or the constitution of tin v _ _ - Unlted States nt Philadelphia , on the lif- T tnentn , sixteenth and seventeenth days ol September next by miltaulo rermnonics In cluding military and industrial displays and the delivery of an oration and poem. In behalf of the Constitutional Centennial com mission , we have the honor to request youi piosencc. JOHN A. KASSON , Piesidont AMOS II. LITTUC , Chairman Kxocutlvo Comii-ltteo llAMI'TON li. CiUIBON , Secretary , 007 Waluut St. , 1'iilladolphla J < oft Out. The Clarke * Co ( fen company filed urti- clos of incorporation yesterday. Theii capital is stated to bo tlOO.OOO. The in- corporntors uro W. E. Clarke. John * . Clarke , M. Gallagher , Henry Movers , C E. Wynmn , A. L. Modes und J. E. Murknl. Section No , 2 of the articles Booms to have boon dwarfed cither nt birth or when the type-writer christened it. The rending is as follows : HICCTION H. The nut uro of the business to bo transacted by said company shall bo the purchase and sale of . Hero them is drop to the indefonsablc. Itoing a colfoo company probubly thorn are grounds fdr the omlbsion. A Truthful "Oil-Hoom" Sinn. D. H Ilouck , deputy sheriff , has bcnn attending to the attachment and replevin actions in the cases u uinst L. A. Stowurt & Co. Consequently ho has to spend considerable time on the promises of tin the lute firm on Jones street. "All I have to suv , " replied Mr. iioiick to u question , "is that 1 am now an oil- room-man and um not ufruid to ucknowl * edge it before any Invus'.lgating com * rnitten , und I don't go u fishing out ol season , either. " Ilumnnn Boclrty. The following report Is mmlo by S. M Clu rke , agent for the Ncbrnt-ka lliimaui society : Complaints , 21 ; Investigations , 70 ; ur rests , 7 ; itlsohargod , 3 ; convictions , fi | preventions , 233 ; imlmali sent to fertil izing works , 3 | complaints of cruelty U children , 9.