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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : .MONDAY. AUGUST 15. 1887.
THE DAILY BEE , PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. TXHM8 Or SUIMCrUPTtOS ! Dnflr ( Morning Edition ) Including Hun Jar Iltr , Ono Yrnr . $10 0. ForBlxMonth . , . 6 W For Thrco Month * . 3K ! Tlio Omaha Rumlnr UKK , mailed to nuy , Ono Yonr..i. . . < . . . . . . . . . 3 ( X OMAHA OwrE. No. til ANO Did FAIIVAM STRICT Vr.vr YmiK OFFICE. Iloou rf , THIHUNR HuiMiixa ornci , No. 611 Fouur KCMIJI siniKT All communications relating to no rs and cdl torfal matter should bo nU'lressod to tbo Eul Ton or THE IIF.F. nc nc83t.rTriitst /.I ) btislnoss letters nndromlttnnccsshould bi ftddroMod to THK UKR PUBLIBIIIMI COMCANT OMAHA. Ornfti. chocks and ponlolHco order to bo made payable to the ordtruf the company I- TIE BEE POBLBIHTCOMPUT , PfiflPBIETOBS , E. KOSEWATEK. Kniron. THE DAILY BKE. Sworn Statement of Circulation. Btate of Nebraska. I _ _ . I8'8- , County of Doudas. Oro. B. 'fzschucK , secretary of The Hei Publishing coinimny , docs solemnly swca that the actiml circulation of tlie Dally Bci kfor the weekending August 13,1867 , was a follows : tiaturdav. August 0 14.40 Sunday. August 7 14.20 Monday. Augusts 11.52 . 'J'ticfulav , August 0 Ut.flt Wednesday , August 10 I3.h9 , Thursday. August 11 14..W Friday , August IU 14,05 Avcrace 14.31 GKO. M. TZSOHUCK. . , ? w ° rn to and subscribed In my present this IStli day ot August , A. I ) . 1837. . N.I' . FRIT. fBEAL.1 Notary Public. State of Nebraska , I _ Douelns County. I8 * Oeo. B. Tzscuuck , being first duly sworn deposes nnd says that he is secretary of Th Dee PubliHliIng company , that the actun average daily circulation of tbo Dally Bee fo tlio month of August , iss , lu,4C4 copies ; fo September , 1880 , 18,030 copies ; for Ortobci lbN > . 12P89coplesfor ; November. 188(5 ( , 13,34 copies ; for December , 18&0.I3sr ? copies : fo January 1887. lO.'Jfxi copies ; for February 1W7 , 14,108 copies ; for March. 1B87 , 14,40 copies ; for April , 1S87,14aiGcopies ; for Mas 1887 , 14 , ! > 'J7 copies ; for June 1887 , 14,14 copies ; for July , 1837,14.093 copies. _ . . . ' OEO. B. TzscnucK. Subscribed and sworn to l > oforo uio thi llth dayot Augiist. A. D. , 1887. f SEAL. | T > f. P. FK.IU Notary Public. CHAKMS FIUNCIS ADAMS says ho can' Boo where there was any need of a Puolfli raflrond investigation. Of course nol "No rogue ere felt the halter draw , " etc GovuiiNoii ADAMS , of Colorado , dee not manifest much respect for the gen eral government. Id it possible the abl governor is allliotod with the antiquatoi state's rights theory. IF Chief Colorow is discrete ho will b quiot. Stranger tilings than the killini of a few lawless Indians have happono In this country. Alistor Colorow shoul < know when ho is well off. SENATOK CULLAM it is alleged has sal that he will do all ho can to repeal thi ntor state commerce law at the next scs sion of Congress. Perhaps the senate has been refused a railroad pass. TOE street car conductor has mad his appearance in Minneapolis and ha como to stay. It is time Omaha was evi donclncr a like spirit of enterprise. J ptrcot car without a conductor is not ai equipped oar. THEIU : should bo some way to compc non-resident express wagon and omn Ii * bus owners to pay a liberal license dm * j ing fair time , when they compote wit 9j our resident oxiirossmon who pay licens tj all the year round. 1 = - = - | PARSON NEWMAN , who disappcaro from publlu view soon after the close o ( the last presidential campaign , hai turned up again on the Pacific ) coast Where he is lecturing on Grant anc Logan. Coming events cast their shad pws before.o nro evidently on the threshold of another political campaign. J ACCORDING to McShano'a eavesdrop per , Commissioner Timmo has boon ap < ] broached by a man who proposed to fb t things for him if ho oamo down with J thoslamps , but Timmo fought shy elI I that bold , bad man. What a pity hi ; J bosom friend , Frank Walters , is away on J the other side of Iho big pond. Fraud pipws how to manage such delicate imutors. 3 LAST Thursday morning the New Yorl Star indulged in the following comment /"Harmony is to bo the order of the da ; kmongtho creditors of the Cincinnati j Hamilton and Dayton railroad. Tin . < Various committees had long conference ; rlth Harry S. Ivos , and everybody is t < bo protected , the young financier aa well V the rost. There seems to bo llttli doubt about the ability of young Mr. Ivo io drive a good bargain. " On Thursday fkftornoon young Mr. Ivos closed thi J floors of his bank and declared himself i f'bustod community. " Wo h vo bean nothing since about harmony. VERY f ow people have any idea of th | argo amount of eastern capital that an Dually finds Investment in the west. Th ( past year has witnessed a particular ! , n'ctlvo drain of money from the east ti iho west , with the effect of creating horlago in the former section which jut now is being foil. It Is reported thn Boston alone has put about $50,000,001 .Jnto western railroads and laud com panics , ami probably two or three time this amount has como from other caster fluurtori , even the not over wcatlhy stal of Maine having sent comparatively lit sral _ contributions. It may take a littl time lo got returns from some of thus Investments , but ultimately they will a ! bo profitable. Meanwhile tbo oppoi tunities for sound Investments iu the prc ( rrosgivo west are very far from bom , exhausted. THE fact that this country importc rnoro iron and steel during the fiscn year ending ou the 80th of last Juno tha vcr before in any one year , except 16 $ < Is significant of the ( treat demand whlc * the past year has developed. Our ow I productive capacity was fully employee I besides which we paid over 100,000,00 I for foreign iron and steel. Prices , alsi fcavn ranged higher than for a number c year * , and if there is any iron nianufai .1 tnrorinthe country who has not mad 1 jttonoy the reason IB oertaluly not to b found In the absence of demand. I view of the fact that the million and balf toni of foreign iron and steel in ported paid a profit to the manufaoturoi and waa Uld down iu our market * at n higher price with the duty paid than th fcoaiH produnt , aome Idea-mny bo forme of Ihe very handiome.protllB realized b tit * iioma muuufHcUirers. ' ' Tlio Ute Outbreak. The outbreak of the White river Utcs , under the leadership ot the troublowmo old chief , Colorow , is giving Colorado an unwonted degree of excitement. Thus far the Indians have committed no dep redations. They have taken up n dofcn- sivo position near Meeker , having sent their squaws nnd pappooacs into Utah , nnd appear to bo awaiting events. They nro well prepared wllh good rlllcs nnd an abundance of ammunition to resist an attack , and undoubtedly the band , which numbers about a hun < dred , would make very serious work for a much larger force if i fight should bo brought on. On the parl of the stale Ihoro is a company of tnilltin stationed at a convenient point for repel ling any hostile movement of the Indians , which can bo reinforced by Bottlers and ranchmen , all of whom arc well armed nnd reported to bo rather anxious to exchange change shots with the redskins. Tlu governor has communicated with the na tional authorities , but as usual m sucl affairs the war department is slow in re spending and the state executive pro poses to go on without its aid. Tlu course to bo pursued , however , 1 : not an aggrosslvo ono , and un less the Indians commit the over act the duty of finally bringing then back lo their quarters and reducing then to obedience will devolve on the nationa government. From tlio reported tompei of the whites iu the region of the disturb nnco it may bo oxpoctcd that if the In dlans bring ou a conflict thnro will bi few of thorn loft to toll the story of tin rosult. It is to bo hoped the uprising will bi quelled without bloodshed , and if it shal bo , the first thing then to bo done shoulc bo the disposal of Iho troublesome chief Colorow , where his appollto for mlschiol could find no opportuulty for gratifi cation. The evidence is that ho is virtu ally never at peace , being always oithoi engaged in broils or in oroparing fo thorn. It would doubtless bo advisable also , to separate and widely scatter thi baud of which ho is the bond , nil of when nro renegades over willing to engage n any desperate undertaking. The tolora lion of such a band of thieves and out laws can have no justification. The fao that the government has no troops noa enough to bo immediately available i ; notowortby as an illustration of tlio in adequacy of the protection from Indiai depredations which the nation affords The probability is that the Utcs wil await the proposal of terras , and that i a little shrewd diplomacy is used Hi trouble can bo settled without the loss o lifo. There is an clement among th whites , however , that would not objcc to a fight , and if ono is begun the eon ilict may grow to bo serious. Liot Them Do Arraigned. \Vhothor or not the department o justice at Washington has been consider ing the policy of arraigning C. P. Hunt ington and his follow Pacific railroai boodlers on charges of bribery , as it i said to have been , there can bo no quos lion that tlio matter should receive thi attention of that department. It is no doubted that the law relating to tin bribery of mombora of congress is sufli oient to enable the government to proceed coed against the whole pack of Pncifii railroad corruptlonists , and it is not n all questionable that a case could bi bo made which would procure their in dictment and would make sure their con viction. * Everyone of them who bos been calle < before the investigating commission is i sclf-confasscd criminal. Their evasion ! and refusals to answer questionsreferrinf to the alleged use of largo sums of mono ; to influence legislation can bo reasonably bly regarded in no other light than as ai acknowledgment of guilt. When Hunt inglon confessed that generously paid attorneys tornoys wore kept in Washington , will unlimited privileges of expenditure fo the purpose of "explaining things" t < members of congress , ho said all that wa necessary to satisfy any rational mai that a systematic nnd costly pol ley of corruption had boon pur sued. Equally when Stanford ovadei nnd Crocker refused to answer th direct questions of the commission regarding garding the use of money to iuiluonc legislation they virtually admitted tin implied allegation. The circumstance are such that anything short of a franl and positive denial of every impulatioi must be regarded as a confession o the justice of such imputation Honest men , having nothing to concou and nothing to fear , would not have hai recourse to evasion , subterfuge and re fusal in a matter so vital to their charac tor. They would not only have givei prompt and full answers to the question propounded , but such araplo and com plete explanation of their whole cours and conduct as would dispose of over ; Imputation upon their Integrity. Tha these men have by manifest prearrange mout pursued tlio opposite way , and hav required their subordinate officials to fol low the same line of conduct , strip from thorn every doubt that migh have boon in their favor am leaves them naked bcfora the worli as a baud of as utterly unscrupulous cor uptiouista as this or uuy other ooautr > ever produced. This being so clearly and unnucslion " ably established by the strongest"possibl circumstances , it will bo a shameful ill feat of justice if those men are allowed t escape all responsibility. Counting thei ill-gotten wealth by the tens of million ! and long used to the exercise of unquc * tioued power , they have now virtual 1. defied the authority of the governmon as represented in the invostignl ing commission , and are doubtless 01 peeling that a liberal use of moue , will continue to buy immunity as it ha hitherto dono. The power they have a command must not bs uudurestlmatail It permeate * every channel and aveau where they may find advantage final cial , social and political. They will uc hesitate to use it freely and unsorupi lously. But they cannot longer do a without toe people belag able to trao accurately where their peculiar form o influence has boon exerted. ? If they ar not brought to an accounting there wll be little trouble in fixing the re spoaalbility ( or th failure. Th present r.dmluhitration hai cinch t gain or lose by iU oondnc in relation to thu baud of oorrnptlonliti It oan commend lUtlf more strongly tc popular approval by bringing them t tbo bar of jiutic * . and It cannot eioap responsibility for a failure to do it. .A we have -before id , the people can ! ford id loia the money of which , 'thoj mvo been robbed If that is beyond re covery , but they cannot afford to allow Iho rascals who have profited by n by n prolonged and unparalleled system ot corruption to go tin whipped of justice , Political Salvationists. * = * This is an era of now parties. Thos arc springing up like mushrooms all ovci the land , have their little birthday am disappear. The latest was recently or ganlzcd by n Now Yorker at linffnlo. I is started on the omnium gatherum plan n sort of rag bag of pollllcal parties. A. . call for n convention to bo held ot August 21 , at Syracuse , was issued last wcok. The now organization is to b < known ng the National Reform Party and a permanent organization is to b < perfected at the coming convention. Tin call is comprehensive and is addressed. "To all citizens of the state of New Yorl and of the United States who believe In God In the abolition and prohibition of the llmioi traflic ; In a revision ot the tariff laws ; In thi submission of the question of female suffrngi to the direct vote of the pcoplo ; in the na tional government Issuing all moneys ; boti coin and paper ; in a uniform Internationa standard of weights of gold and silver dollars lars ; In devising methods for the contlnu anco of our present system of national banks and tnat the Interest of labor and capital arc mutual and inseparable from each other anc are entitled to equal protection under tin law , and tlmt each ol the several state : siiutild employ Its convict labor In such t way as to bring Its frulta Into compotltloi with tliose of free labor In the least dcgre Possible ; that foreign pauper and costmc labor should bo prohibited ; that tlio law : regulating Immigration should be carefull revised ; that n labor bureau of statistics am arbitration for the regulation of the relatio : of labor and capital should bo established tlmt the employment of young children ii our factories , workshops and other IndustUt Institutions should not bo allowed : tlmt ou system of non-sectarian public Instructio should bo preserved ; that the public land should ba hold sacred for the benefit of clti zen settlers , and who believe in the contmu nnco and extension of reform in the civ service ; In the equalization o ! the laws fo the ounlshment of vice and immorality ii males and females. " There is much more , but what ha been quoted will show that there is notL ing diminutive about the intentions c these political Salvationists. They don1 hesitate to rush in where more expcr cnced reformers fear to tread. The Hallway OUaator. The railway disaster at Chatswort will live in the memory of many for year to come. Its horrors and sufferings hav not half boon told. Its like was uovo : before recorded in the history of stcan transit. Desolation and sorrow hav entered many homes. There is no compensation ponsation to bo rendered for the loss o the loved ones. Emblems of mourning festoon the one happy homes of those who sacrifice tho'r lives in tlio terrible horror. It wa a pleasure party who nought rocroatio after the summer's labors. Upon the othc hand , the railroad had inaugurated th excursion for revenue only. Dispatcho indicate that the accident was causoi chieily through the carelessness of th road's managers. It was a largo singl train when in fact it should have bee divided into sections. The train dispatcher patchor has testified that the train wa running at the rate of sixty miles a hour. Had not the speed been s great the accident iu a probability would not have occurrcc The road is a bankrupt institution. It i in the hands of a rocoivor. The intoros on the bonds mature this month. Some thing must bo done to help pay the ar preaching obligation. The excursion sion was planned. All haste wa made to get the people's money. Equt haste was indulged in to make a swil transit. The general order was given t run the train with all possible speed re gardless of consequences. The brav engineer who mot his death protosle against running the train solid , bu thought it should bo divided into section ! as the bridges were not strong enough t boar the burden of a "double header. ' Ho obeyed his orders and wont dowi with the passengers who had been sc licilcd to embark upon the fatal trip. I it can be proven that the nccidon was the cause of carelessness , upo the part ot the railroad ollicials ihcr is no law lee Hovoro for thorn. Torture after tlio fashion of the inqu : sition would bo mild punishment for th scoundrels. The managers of ruilwa trains in this country have grown entirely tiroly too reckless. An example shoul bo tnado of some of them. BISMAUCK'S latest move is his propos tion to establish a conlral Enropca : zollvorcin , n sort ot European union based on the plan of the American union in which there is to bo f rco trade botwcoi each of the present nations of westcri Europe. Bismarck's dcsiro is to have al the people of western Europe banded tc gcther in a commercial union n against the United States , England Russia and the Asiatic nations Ho is very anxious to put an cmbarg on American imports , but , taking ns thi idea may bo , the iron chancellor will no live to sio ; such a union. The condition would not bo like those which obtain bo twcon tlio states of the American union This country is self-sustaining , while th European nations are largo importers o the necessaries of lifo , and the comnuin ity of interests would not bo a sutlioiou cohesive foroo to make such a union pei manont. DAN LAMONT has proven himself to b the monumental ingrate ot the ago. HI nltempt to take tlio advantage of ox-Sco rotaryManningisasuflioinnt oxomplilica tion of the formers ingratitude , It wa Manning who made Lament who he in. Had it not bee through the influence of the ox-socrotarj Lament , would have been hoeing cor ; in his native county in Now Yorh where he properly belongs. Man niug is afillutod. almost m th grave. L'araont seeks to rob hir ot bis political power aud persona estate. The president's secretar will live to see the day when ho will b the most ditpUed man known to Clove laud's administration. The character o the man U clearly shown in his troatmec of Mr. Manning. The continue * high price ot beef is be ooming subject of gsuernl complaint ii the ut Th price of live stock in th TT t is not noh more than half of w&a U WHS & few years ago , but there ha bum no notlcable rtdjuotionlu tlio cost o b el to the ooRiuniers. There la extbt tion foniewher * . Of or.iiMa widdlemoi hare a bund. in' maintaining the big pr'.cc , 1 ut thny eotiM not do it alone. If there is public wrong that should bo checked by law it is the crime of combi nations to force liutlcious prices upon the necessities of lifo , When it shall become an oflonso that loads to the penitentiary to attempt n "corner" in any of out staples and to cliargo extortionate rates for transportation of same , wo may look for relief but not before. "Foil ways that are dark nnd tricks that are vain , " the council bosses arc very peculiar. In llio salary approprla tion ordinance for July f 100 of rent in tlio exposition building is charged ii | against Iho police fund , nnd only $10 ( against the general fund for the rent oi the ofllccs occupied as council cham ber , and by the mayor , boiler inspcclor building inspector , gas inspector and several other oflicials. The only rcnl which properly in chargeable to the po lice fund would bo the quarters occupied by Iho chief of police nnd his force , ant tlio basement rooms used n jail. Those certainly are not worth $100 , if the other olliccs are only worth $100 per month But the design , on the fauo of it , is to rc < dttco the police fund and cut down the number of policemen. THE council should lese no time In di recting the clerk to procure the noccs sary blanks ana books which will bo required quired at an early day under the now clcclion law for mctropolilan cilies. In cidcnlally at strikes us also that n grca deal of money can bo saved to the tax payers by inviting competition for thu work as well ns all other printing o blanks and books used by the variou : city oih'cmls. This prinling amounts tc thousands of dollars per year. Tlio HEI is no competitor for sucli work , ns it has no job ollice. In common with that o other taxpayers its interest is simply t ( stop the needless squandering of mouoj on favorites and traffic in city patronagt for political influence. THE scrgeant-nt-arms of the counci draws $70 per month for opening tin doors nnd windows and lighting the gai in the council chamber and standing guard over the city legislature twc nights in the week. Computed at four teen hours a week or sixty hours poi monlh tlio pay of tills officer is at thi rate of $1.10 for eaoli hour , or reduced tc day-work of nine hours' service woulc bo equal to f 10.44 per day. This is i nice sugar plum. Moynihan himself who is a very expensive man , woul < take a contract to guard the council ai that rate. THK police very properly compel post- office loungers to "move on" durin ) business hours. Now , if the postmasto would order his janitdr to brush the cob webs from the ceiling'aud uncover th dial of tlio alleged clock which hangs ii front of the general delivery , the patron of the ollico would feel under lusting ob ligations. < THE Rev. Dr. Savidgo has taken up th cases of the loafers. The able doctor , i is to bo hoped , will not lese his grip 01 this subject until he has converted th last loafer in town and transformed liin into a piece of industrious humanity. Dr Savidgo has undertaken a great task. PRESIDENT ADAMS , of the Union Paoifi road admits in an interview prinled ii this issue of the BEK , that the debt of thread road does not fall duo for ten years. 1 so , why was ho so anxious for the pas sage of the Outhwait funding bill las winterf WE hope somebody has furnished Cit ; Attorney Webster a copy of the now session sion laws. If ho will take the time am trouble to read up in the now laws , hi may discover something that will modif , his opinions as to the legality of th late special election. WHERE docs the inspector of sidewalk keep himself during the hot weather , am what has ho done this season to iniprov the conditions of the sidewalks ? STATE AN TKUlliTOKY , ' Nebraska .lottlnij * . ' Copious rains where corn is king. Seward has captured an oat meal mil to cost $20,000. In Platlo county they call it "tho nnti snake-blto ticket. " Schoonovor's skunk was heard if no smelt round thu world. Corn thieves are lightening the distillery lory cribs at Nebraska Cily. The Union Pacific has decided to buili a ton-stall roundhouse in Beatrice. Fremont nnd Sioux City are now shak ing hands over the bloody chasm of thousand a day. The Grand Island canning factory cm ploys 125 hands and turns out 30,000 cam of goods a day. No stretch of the imagination or higl license justifies reference to undertaker as "live-business" mon. Beaver City will vote , September 2 on the question of borrowing $10,000 tc build a ourt house. Bancroft levied a tax on dogs som weeks ago and the officials are now opoi at every pore trying to collect it. A runaway team allached to a mowini machine killed Thomas Daily , agei twenty.m Saunders county last Thursday The refusal of the prohibitionists t > "take water" will have a cooling offec on old party tactics in the fall campaign A mad dog enlivened the human race in Nebraska City last' week. A civillai with a shotgun dispatched the cur on lh > Hy.Platlsmouth's Platlsmouth's two canneries are doin < a rushing business just now. The dail' product runs from .35,000 to 80,000 cans i day. day.The The old setllcrs of Soyrard , York am Butler counties will como together for i picnio at Lord's grove , Butler county , 01 the 25th. Hon. G. P. Marvin is again solo ownoi of the Beatrice Democrat , the bourboi distillery of Gage county. John O. Burki has retired. The. Hall County iPrcss , by Rlner & Ulco , is the latest. It looks vigorous fen n daily infant and promises to survivi the countless ills of childhood. The sightless maiden with the Rom at balance penned up a pair of burglars or the third round in Schuylor. They wil fatten on the state for five years. The Santee Indians will oxnrciso thi rights of American freemen in Kuo : county this fall. They will vote , anc candidates should make a uoto of it. The examination of teachers tor slate corliiicatos will begin at Fremont on the 17th and at Aurora on the 28th. The ex amination will last three days at oacl placo. John McMurphy has forsaken th < Wahoo \ \ asp , and tlio parting stint makes him sad. Mr. J. A. Smith wil now work the business end , of thi "burd. " . ' , . . .Grand Army .veterans and old settlor/ / of York will picnic at McCool Juuotlor to-morrow. Governor Thayer will at tend nnd Sp.nkcr Harlan will deliver an address. Clinton Hulet , nn ox-drug clerk at Beatrice , has boon jailed nt Reynolds tor faking $300 worth of goods from his employers and starting a store ou his own hook. Dr. Mead , the Platlo Center masher , compounded pills In 1'lattsmouth some time ago , but. covered 1m tracks ctloclual- ly , nnd loft the odors of Happy Hol low untainted. The prolubs In various counties nro out , like early birds , iu search of the worm concealed in county offices. They will compose a largo and inlliioiuiul sur prised party in the fall. An O'Neill girl fell out of a second story window to the ground and landed uninjured on her rubber backstop. As a safety valve for falling girls the r. b. lias no equal , barring the handy sweetheart. The contract for tlio Missouri Pacific depot in Nebraska City is signed and sealed. It looks substantial and imposing on paper and draws admiration as read ily as Omaha's railroad cave draws wind. Tlio coolest spot this side of the polo Is in Knox county. Croighton and Nlo- brara are in the heart of a county scat tight , and the fooling betwixt nnd be tween would chill tlio gall of n Lincoln base balllst. Judge Hancock , of Papillion , is being groomed by frmnus for a seat on the dis trict bench. Ho controls the molding- ladle of two papers , both weekly , and expects pects an easy ascent to the boudoir of the blind goddess. The Times believes that tlio advent of the Missouri Pacific to Nebraska City is "Tho dawn of a now light. Wo can now begin to see our wav out and get our nose from the B. & M. grindstone. " The Hammond boi's , of Fremont , ought to plug the mouth of the plinmp who prances lliroiigh the columns of the Tribune aud indecently exposes his fa miliarity with falsehood and hatred of every Omaha Interest. Chain him down to truth and his dcirth is assured. Maud Perkins , a budding country lass of fifteen childish years , followed her lover , a slgnio artist , to Omaha , and be came Mrs' W. S. Burnett. They nro now cooing in a cottage in Loup City , and the parents of the girl bowed gracefully to the inevitable. Two prominent assailants of Blackstone - stone in Valley countv canio together with a crash in North Loup last week. The noted Senalor llobbins had worked his lungs to a bellowing altitude iu behalf of his client , and turned a loud point call ing Thomas L. Redlon , opposing counsel , n blankoty blank liar. Tom instantly re pudiated the classic impntalion by past ing the ex-Van Wyck man on the uoso , breast and bread basket , nnd laying him out in elegant sliapo and windless. The fight was declared a draw on condition that Robbins keep Ids mouth shut in public. Callawayans have changed their tune perceptibly , if accounts voice the general opinion , on the James-Hayes tragedy. Hayes was the town blacksmith and was particularly sweet ou Mrs. Jamcd , when her husband was out. Last spring James found him ' 'at home" with Mrs. J. , nnd objected to his familiarity. Hayes re taliated by inviting James to a third of the couch. Thico in a bed did not suit his ideas of domestic economy , and pulling a revolver ho sent the soul of Hayes into unpenetrable obscur ity and himself lo jail. For this violation of law and peace ho was tried and ac quitted. James disappeared from town for a time , but returned recently to find that the blacksmith's friends had "nursed their wratli lo keep it warm. " W lien it was announced that lie would settle down in Iheir midst their rage found ex pression in a vigorous invitation to him to leave town , and lie left. IIis wife was also escorted to Broken Bow , where the leaden tendencies of the authorities will have a soothing efiect on their conduct. Iowa Items , The corn crop in tlio wcstorn half oi Gulhrio county will bo very large. The railroads will carry delogatcs to the state conventions at ono faro for the round trip. Tlio memorial tablet raised by Hamil ton county to the heroes and survivors of the Spirit Lake expedition was unveiled Friday. A fourtcon-year-old boy at Dubuque languishes in the calabooso for stealing from a gentleman's vest pocket a $10U watch. The Maple Valley Trolling nssocialion will hold its second annual mooting at Maploton , August 80-31 , September 1. The premiums amount to more than $1,000. The Rock Island company has offered a reward of $200 for tiio apprehension andjconviclion of the parties who at tempted to wreck a Irain near Iowa Cily last wcok. The July reports of thn wardens of the penitentiary have boon received by the governor. Anamosa shows 801 prisoners , a reduction of twelve for the mouth. Fort Madison has 319. The combination wooden bridge across the Boina north of Lewis fell while a team of horses and a load of corn were on it. The driver was uninjured and ono horse only slightly injured. Most of the corn was lost. Ford reports this the drycst year on record. Springs of water tnat have run continuously for thirty-livo years are now dry , The DCS Monies river is the lowest over known. Cotlonwood leaves cover Iho ground as they do after a heavy frost. Dakota. Roller skating is raging in Highruoro. The Dakota school of mines opens at Rapid City in September with a full corps of professors. Blue Boar , Iho uoblo red jailed at Yankton for highway robbery , made nn unsuccessful attempt to reach the happy hunting grounds by choking last week. J. W. Hoit , of Brown county , who is now harvesting his seventh crop of wheat , estimates this year's average at thirty bushels per acre. In 1880 his average - ago was fifteen bushels. Shorill' Boyd , of i'onnington county , has recovered a bunch ot twentv-fivo horses that were stolen from a Wyo'ming ranch some days sinco. They wore found out on Spring creek Monday and are now corralled there awaiting the arrival of the owners. j Colorado , Denver has invited President Cleve land. The Denver base ball club is tumbling in financial rapids. Colorado Is determined to act the hog with tlio waters of the Plallo and sarcasti cally invites Nebraska to dry up. The corner-stone of the Larimer county court house was laid a Fort Collins , Thursday. The building \xlll cost $00,000. The police of Denver are in the midst of another snasm of reform. They pro pose to run in or out Iho horde of bunko- stoorcrs and tin-horn gamblers infesting the city , and prohibit the llower girl and female bcor-jorkor iu saloon ? and gardens. At tlio laving of the foundation stona of the Impelial institute Iho Qucon used glasses iu public for tlio first timo. The lenses were no larger than a shilling piece , and set in a plain bit of tortoise shell. At the recent garden party nt Bucking ham palnco great astonishment was ex- ) resed ' over the champagne. 1' . was of I' . 10 most renowned , vintages that were imposed Hto have been all drun up. in iB.rowas ; , plenty of U.- ' ; THE OOTLOOK AT SIDXEK , Bettor Now Than It Hai Baen Tor Ycur Boforo. ITS NATURAL ADVANTAGES DufTnlo Gup's Prospects Oottlnt UrlRhtcr Mnrblo Itoocntly Dis covered There The Business Doom nt Knlrhurjr , Sidney's Huccc.iq. SIDNEY , Nob. , August 14. fCorrcs- pondoiicu of the BKK.I The Sidney ol to-day la far dlfieront to thai of tliu winters tors of 1870-77 , when it was well knowi to tliu Itlack lllllers. being thu gatowaj to the vast mineral Interests of thu north , Uhoyonno county , the largest in the slate and of which bidnoy la the county scat embracing some of the most fertile land ; in Nebraska , which fact appears to bi pretty thoroughly understood judglnjj by the number of pcoplo from otliei states who have sought homes within it ; borders. It is but 11 few years since tlu only industry that was thought would be carried on to any reasonable degree o ! success was cattlo-raislng. At this time however , agriculture has very Jargeh succeeded the former industry , which lias bcim farther crowded - < o the north west , the country that was always thought to bo too dry to bo productive has by the sturdy hand of the industrious pioneer been made to blossom like a rose , The products of the soil embrace al kinds of grain vegetables , hay , millet ii ; largo quantities and of the best quality , while near Sidney is to be foundaqtialitj of sand and limestone that only await : development to become a source of rev enue highly remunerative. The rainfall this season has exceeded that of preceding years in a largo de gree. The population of the county is esti mated at about 7,000 inhabitants , and n complete census would undoubtedly show many more. Cheyenne cotmtj' may be safely ranked as one of the most promls- ing counties in the state. The school system of the county is well organized and in charge of Mrs. Julin Shelton , an efliclent and experienced county superintendent. In every settle ment tliero is a well organized school , and the county contains about eighty school districts. It is surprising to note the active interest manifested by the children for the advancement of intellect ual pursuits. A $13,000 school house is now under process of erection hero , and will bo completed by November 1. At present a teachers' institute is in session , with an attendance of fifty-five teachers. The population of Sidney will easily represent 1,500 souls. The town has been incorporated four years , and the muuici- Gal government is couductod by an able oard of trustees , five in number. Its citizens are thoroughly alive to business enterprises and in advancing the inter ests of their town. The latter Is hand somely laid out in wide streets and avenues which are kept in a manner creditable to any large city and the buildings are mostly two-story , substantial structures of brick , stone and frame material. A few months ago a trotting and driv ing park association , opened its existence under very favorable auspices and many interesting races have been the result. Later the Cheyenne county fair and agricultural association was instituted and n county fair will be held hero in October. This is indeed a novel thing for Sidney , and the man who would have predicted this ten years ago woud have been declared "a little loose under the hat. " Tree culture has been a loading feature of adornment m the streets of Sidney , us on cither side of streets are rows ol maple nnd other ornamental trees. Fort Sidney is located at the southeast border of the town where 275 oflicers and men are stationed under command of the well-known vetoran.Gen. Henry A. Mor row. Nearly 40,000 acres of land haa boon entered since the Dnitcd States land ollice opened on July 1. The land ollico in itself has proved a big thing to the merchants , bringing In a revenue from hundreds of people who probably other wise would not come to the county seat once a year. The herd law proposition was submitted to a vote of the people on the 80th of July and it was carried by over 1,000 majority. This was one of the great necessities as cattle and and horses were constantly do- stroyino : the crops. The Union Pacllic railway intend to put in a two mile side track to reach the quarries of the Sidney Limestone com. pany southwest of town. The limestone company must guarantee a shipment ol 750 cars a year to compensate the rail way company for this construction. The Nebraska , Wyoming ami Colorado Oil and Mining company organized here a week ago with $500.000 capital , to lo. cato and work oil and mining claims in Wyoming. Two thousand acres of the best land in Fremont county , Wyoming , 1ms already been taken and tlio company intend to take D.OOO acres more. The of ficers and directors of the company con sist of Edwin Elmer , president ; Joseph Oberfeldor , James Mclnlosh , secretaries ; Edward M. Mancourt , treasurer ; Henry Domor , M. H. Tobin , J. W. Harper , di rectors. Most of the stock has already been subscribed and inside of thirty days the machinery will be on the ground ready to begin operations. There is strong talk of the Union Pa cific railroad building a now depot something similar to the ono now being erected at Choynno. Among the buildings that have recently been completed , the Kssisr block and the Episcopal church on Rose street are handsome additions. The new Lutheran church building will bo started in a few weeks and will cost about $0,500 to com plete. Oborfoldcr Bros , will erect a two story building , 00x48 feet in dimensions , in a few days. It will bo an iron front and plato glass windows. There will bo three stores down stairs and olliccs up stairs and will bo the handsomest build ing in town- Articles of incorporation have been tiled with the secretary of stale for the Sidney , Northwestern & Pacific railway company. Tliu road will run from Sid ney to Camp Clarke , thuiico northwest to the oil and co.il regions of Wyoming. The incorpqrators are Jay ( Jotild , Kussoll Sago , Washington Conner , Addison Cam- mack and S. H. Clark. The Anlieusor-Busch Hrcwing Co. , of St. Louis , have oracled a largo ware house here , making this their wcstorn supply depot. Dorau & Tobin aru thuir agents. - Sidney is no the largest horse market in the west. During thu past season seventy-live cars of Oregon horaes have boon disposed of at this point besides the horses raised in this vicinity. The newspaper fraternity is well repre sented in the county. Hush & Callalian , editors of the Sidney Telegraph , the Sidney Democrat with J. T. Kcllington at the helm ; Ledge Polo Express , C.try & Morgan proprietors ; Chappcll Hustler , with Ira Brashoars iu thu editorial sanc tum ; Kimbnll Observer , Brolhur Randall the chief ; Minataro Trumpet , J. T. Ring. lor editor , and the ( Joring Courier , witii B A , Woods editor. They are all good workers and light hard tor their respec tive constituents. The question of the county division is again agitating the publia mind and the question will undoubtedly b submitted to the voters next fall. Many prophecy iU overwhelming defeat , thinking it a little too premature. .Utifl'alo Gait " " t'10 ' Doom. BI/HPAUI GAI ? , Dak. , August 14.r ( "Correspondence the HKH-Jr-Natur- allyi' , after , Rupltl City. " became the terminus of the Black Hill line , and Douglas , Wyo , the end of the main line , this city , aavollas _ the country immedi ately contiguous' , suQ'ored a relapse. A great many thought that wo had tunic to rlso no more , and aa n consequence , "pulled their freight" for crooner fields and pastures now ; whore money they thought was plenty and easily obtained , The summer , so far , haa boon better in every rolpoot than the most sanguine anticipated , Merchants are soiling largo amounts of merchandise , and daily re ceiving from the east consignments of goods to keep full their iHlloront lines of wares they nro so rapidly disposing of. Other lines of business nro doing well. Our brown and red building stone quarries are shipping by the car load dally , to Lincoln , Omaha , tromont and St. Paul. One of the quarries , owned and operated by the Brown Stone com pany , of tills place has interested in it Judge ( r. C. Moody , of Deadwood , anil Fred Evans , of Sioux City , besides other eastern capitalists of St. Paul and Chicago cage , Mr. Evans being president. Bo- slues this there are the Colics Gulch , Elm Creek , Springdalc , Iron Grit , and various other quarries that more or less have east ern capital invested in thorn. There has been discovered and to a certain extent developed : n marble ledge , that turns out some of the handsomest , hardest stone Ihat can bo found in the country any where. Negotiations nro now very nearly completed that will place this properly in the hands of a Chicago syndi cate for operation and they nro iiow nt work preparing tools , etc. , for the proper development of it. All of thuso investments tend to giro tlio local capitalists more confidence , and already the oll'ectis readily apparent on the local money market , that commo dity being easily obtained at fair rates of interest. Inside of two years the town will bo a nourishing city , and built sub stantially. An artesian well is being dug and i ? already down over six hundred feet , witli most llattcring prospects of water. There is also n lir.st-class lire department that is ono of the best equipped In the Hills. Telephone and telegraph service direct with all the surrounding towns and cities of the Black Hills , first-class railway accommodations , irootj hotels , good churches , secret organizations , and everything that goes to make -civilized being happy and contented. This town , with all its own advantages , and occupying the position it does , the entrance to botli the southern and uortu- ty * withall the "beautiful hill nnd prairie farming land laying all around it. ' well watered ; in winter with a climate reminding ono of the orange and banana groves of the south , nnd in summer bringing to mind the cool retreats of the north ; with all those advantages that can bo expected. Falrbury's Bntorprlap. FAIUHURY , Neb. , August 0. [ Cor respondence of the BEE. ] The city is full of strangers and many are invest ing and adding themselves to the citizen ship of the placo. The Chicago , Kansas & Northwestern is building a number of switches on their grounds south of town. The track laying on tlio Denver o.xton- sion is commenced and bcforo long wo will have another outlet by rail. Also the Fairbury and Stromsburg branch of the Kansas City & Omaha is laying traok and are out of the county by this time. There is much talk about a 13. & M. line fem bore to Dowitt or Crete. Another road is needed hero badly ; ono running direct to Omaha by way of Lincoln , nrd it is expected soon , The St. Joe & Grand Island and the Kansas City & Omaha have commenced on a new depot for the lisa of both roads. It will bo west of the public square and quite handy for business , but further from the Chicago , Kansas & Northwest ern depot than is desired. Work has nlao begun on thu roundhouse and water tank for the joint use of both roads. This is the terminus of the Fairbury and Stroms burg branch of the Kansas City & Omaha , whicii is a part of ihe Union Pacific sy * torn. torn.A woolen factory is talked of and will perhaps bo built. Colonel Harbino's new building is n beautiful structure. It is cut stone nnd terra cotta front. The building boom continues active. A number of line residences nro under course of construction. Now Noel. NKKL , Neb. , August 14. [ Corres pondence of the HEK. ] In the north ern part of Duudy county is located in a wide extent of excellent country , lying between the Republican and Frenchman rivers , the town of Neol. Tlio soil of tlio surrounding country is goods the water soft nnd pure ami the lands cheap. A town has been laid out here , where is now located a postollico and general store. A lumber yard , drug anil hardware store , news paper , blacksmith shop , hotel , livery stable , etc. , has already been added to the industrial ontcrpriscs. Graft on Gouo Gllmiuoilnir. GRAKTON , Nob. , August 11. [ Corres pondence of the BEE. ] The barley crop is an entire failure here , sixty acres wcro destroyed by the chinch bug. The field was afterwards planted to corn. The bugs got away with it also. Tlio wheat crop has shared about the same fate. Nino-tenths of the crop in this county was not harvested. There will not bo 1,000 bushels of spring wheat threshed in this county tills year. The corn crop is very poor. A irreat portion of it will bari'ly pay for cutting for fed der. Oats about twenty-live bushels to the aero. Thn Ilfch Cedar Valley. SrAULDino , Neb , , August 13. [ Cor respondence of the BEK. ] The Cedar Valley combines the richest crops and the best manufacturing facilities. Even in this dry year small grain gives fair re turns uud the corn stands very green and lively. It will be a good crop. On Friday , the 5th , a heavy hail storm struck Darts of the Lonp , but it scarcely touched us. Storms and tornadoes ragu mostly along tlio big riven ) . The Cedar is about 100 miles long. It descends seven feet to n mile. It is fed by springs. It is never frozen to the bottom tom , never goes dry and never overllows ; thus making such an oven water power that at Cedar Rapid * they have the best Hour mill of the state. If the Union Pacific had boon able to enter its branches the Cedar valley would to-day bn ono of the but > l of Ne braska. But now the H. & M. has crossed it tifty miles northwest of Cedar Hapids. Threu important railroad * have boon sur veying around Spaulding Our country is decidedly ono of the great railroad lields of tliis year. Our river will hnyo many factories and our country bo one of the wealthiest portions of the west. William McDiurmid , who claims to be the "oldest living printer and newspaper writer in the United States , " lives in Healdsburg. Sonoma county , Cal. Ho was born in Edinburgh in 17l > 2 , was ap prenticed to a printing linn when ho wns fourlcttn years old , cumo to thin country In 1830 , worked on various papitrs hern and in Cincinnati until 1878 , when ho went to California , vliero , until n yet r ugo , he used to write for the pniits , hia favorite topic being an Improved nodal life , after the idea ? ' of Owen , Fniirir ! ( Cabot and other * . ' ' . . . .