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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : J.UESDAY. AUGUST1 16 , 1887.
DAILY BEE. I . , PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. t THMS OJT BUnsCrtlPTIOS ! Dftllr ( Momlnc E < tltlon ) Including Humlnr Dtt , Onu Yonr. . . , , , . $10 00 for ill Hontlii. 0 CO For Three Months 2(0 The Omaha Sunilnjr UBB , mailed to any ftddrcsg , Oue Yoar. . . Z 00 OMAHA OWC * . NO. Oil 1X0 9W FAnWAM STRItT. vo ic orricr. HOOM ft , THIHUNK nuit.niNO. Conntar < wnHCi All oommunlontionft relating to now * nnd edi torial matter thould bu lul'lre&soJ to tbo Hiilf sou or THU Bin. nnstNMSLrrrartst AH bu lnce letters nnrlromlttancesihould be artiirossod to Tne IKB ! I'unLiutimi COM PA NT , OMAHA. DriifU , ohnclt * and pontnffice ardors to bo made payable to tbe ord r of tti company , IRE BEE POBLBBlSliPHT , PROPRIETORS , E. ROSEWATER , EDITOR. ( TUB DAILY BEE. Sworn Statemcut of Circulation. Btete of Nebraska. l _ . County of Douglas , j8 > * Oeo. U. Tz.scb.ucic , secretary of The Bee Publishing company , does solemnly swear tbat the actual circulation of the Dally lieo for the week ending August 13,1BST , was as follows : Saturday. August C 14,400 Sundnv. A naiist 7 14.200 Monday , August S U.7ir > Tuesday. August 9 lll.illi ) Wednesday , August 10 13b05 Thursday. August 11 14.500 Krlday , August IB 14,050 Average 14.211 Gno. J $ . TZSCHUOK. Bworn to nnd subscribed In my presence this 1'dth dny of August , A. 1) . 1887. N P. fSRAL.1 Notary State of Nebraska. I JJouglns County.BS ( Oeo. JJ. Tzschnck , being first duly sworn , deposes nnd says that he Is secretary ot The Bee Publishing company , that the actual average dally circulation of the Dally Heo for the month of August , Ib&C , 1U,464 copies ; for Heptember , 181 , i : , W ) copies ; for October , ItsHfl. 12DW , o pies ; for November , 188(5 ( , I3us : copies ; for December , I860. Hai7 copies ; for January 1887. lfl,2fln copies ; for February. 1887 , 14,198 copies ; for March. 1887 , 11.400 copies ; for April. 1887,14,810copies ; for May , Ibb7 , 14,2' copies : for Juno 1887 , 14,147 copies ; for July , 1887,14,003 copies. , . , , ° EOTZSOHUCK. . a -v Subscribed and sworn to before me this llfli dayot August. A. I ) . , 1887. faBAL. | N. P. FEIL , Notary Public. THE Texas fever has broken out in New York. The proper spirit of recip rocity would bo for the Now York foyer to break out in Texas. THE indications are that it will bo necessary for General Crook with hia army to march at an early date upon Colorow and his lawless band. PERHAPS Secretary Bayard would like the privilege of appointing Sedgwiek special envoy to settle the fisheries dis pute the same as ho did in the embroglio with Mexico about this tiino Jaat year. SENATOR STANFORD will soon bo in po- Bltion to realize that it is not safe to mon key with a buzz saw. The railroad inves tigating committee propose to make him Bhow cause why ho does uot answer questions. DAK LAJIONT as usual denies that ho is nttcmpting to get possession of the news paper property of ex-Secretary Manning. jLamont is so given to denying every thing that is true that bis denial in this case will not be believed. THE news of the assassination of Mr. P. B. Solden , ot this city , at ManviJlo , \Vyo. , on Sunday , will be received with purpriso and deep regret. So far there Booms to bo uo well established theory tot the cause of the deed , other than to jsupposo it was for the purpose of robbery. AND now the question is whether Ives , too , will not have to join the "innumera ble caravan" in striped suits. The way pf the hoavon-born financier is not so 'eiisy ' now as when Gould begun his career. If ho had boon culled to account for his performances in bringing about the celebrated "Black Friday" crash the country might have escaped the perni cious results of his financial activities ; SEALED proposals are invited by the IDouglas county democracy for plans and gpcuilications that will insure harmony between slaughter house nnd packing iiouse democrats for the period begin ning with the fall campaign in 183 ? nnd ending with the presidential election in November , 18S8. The right to rojcct all bids and plans is reserved. All pro posals , to bo addressed to John A. AlO' /Shane / , with the word "harmony1 marked in plain script on the envelope. THE sidewalk inspector draws f 100 per month. What does he do to cam his kalary ? What does ho inspect and whore Is there any evidence of his usefulness } 'Jho sidewalks are just as wretched as they can bo. There has been no effort made to improve them , except whom How walks are laid under ordinances in the suburbs. Those could bo inspected t > y the board of public works or street commissioner. The sidewalk inspector Blilp should bo abolished and the salary of $1,200 a year expended upon cross * walks. _ . . The now election law for cities of the metropolitan class has many new and important features , and aa the next elcc tlou is near at hand it is tiino to studj the law and maka arrangements to earn out its provisions. One- peculiarity o the law is that it places all elections whether city , county , congressional 01 presidential , under the supervision of tin city authorities. The next election wll DO tor county and state ollicors. It wil 1)0 hold on November 8 , and the city au thoritles will have supervision of tlu election within tlui city limits. THE Canadian authorities are discussing - ing the question as to whether they ough to send McGanglo , the Chicago boodlor Imok to tho.United States or not. Tin Chicago authorities will demand that tlu fugitive be given up on the grouua thu ] io was helped to escape by a BrUlsl vubjoct , but the crime for which ho was convicted does not come wlthm the pro visions of the extradition treaty , am Canada has always been strict in demand lug tint criminals delivered up should b tried only for offenses which corau withli the treaty. There is no provision for dc livery because a British subject may Lav bolpod an American citizen under con Viction for a crime to cross the line , am BO MoGanglo is uo doubt safe. Th Dominion government la sr.ld to b Willing to give McGariglo up if they cat do so legally , and if they should , an ini portaut precedent ! bo established thn may load to a change in the oxtraditioi treaty between the two countries. An Example Needed. It will not bo a matter of regret if it shall bo found that there Is something in the transactions of Henry B. Ivos upon which an indictment can bo based with n good chance ol bringing him to punish * rnont. Ills whole recent career appears to have been one of systematic appropri ation of other peoples money to his own use , which from n moral point of vlow condemns him as a robber quito as much as would the deliberate theft of the amounts hare done , but so far as investi gation has proceeded ho seems to have carried on his schemes with such shrewdness , uudor the advlco of an unusual array of legal * ad- viscrj , ns to have successfully guarded himself against responsibility at law , That ho felt bis security was clearly shown in the unconcern he manifested when the committee to investigate his books called upon him , and m the assur ance with which ho mot the demand for his resignation , Surrounded by his law yers , Ivcs merrily informed the men ho had robbed , that the information they sought they could not have , and as to suronderlng the oflicial position ho held it was a question ho would deter mine in his own good tltno. Ho finally acceded to the demand , but not until ho had made terms and conditions satisfac tory to himself. There is , perhaps , no other country in which a similar pro ceeding could take place. It is rarely , however , that the most sagacious rogue fails to overreach , nnd it may happen that Ivos is not an exception. It is reported that his transactions in the Vandalla road were of a nature that may subject him to prosecution. Ills thefts in that connection arc said to have been less guarded while equally thorough , lie loft nothing within reach that could bo made available. The disposition to bring him to account is not lacking , and there Is still a possibility that this last addition to the list ot phenomenal financiers may bo made au example of. It will bo well if tills shall be done , for such examples are needed. How much effect they might have in deterring other smart and daring rascals from pursuing a line course cannot bo told , but there is satisfaction In the assurance that the sort of villainy of which Ivcs is guilty can bo nnd will bo punished. Everywhere there is a dispo sition to make the way of the boodlor hard , and it is high time that the ex ploiters of railroads wore given to un derstand that justice is not blind to their crimes against the public welfare. State Illdita and National nights. No judicial opinion rendered in a long time commanded greater interest or ex cited more comment than has been ac corded the decision given by Justice Bradley , of the United States supreme court , in the case of the proposed bridg ing of the Arthur Kill , a piece of water separating New Jersey from Now York. An act of congress authorized the Balti more & Ohio railroad to build a bridge across this water in order to obtain ter minal facilities on Staten island , N. Y. The Now Jersey legislature re fused its consent , nnd the courts of that state enjoined the railroad company from beginning the work. The case wont to the United States court , re sulting in the decision adverse to the state of Now Jersey. The particular point or proposition in the decision of Justice Bradley that has attracted comment is the averment that "In matters of foreign and intor-stato commerce there are no states. " While this is admittedly in harmony with re cent decisions of the supreme court , as for example in tbo matter of a state tax ing commercial salesmen from other states , and very little doubt is expressed that it will be sustained by a ma jority of the supreme bench , it is by far the broadest and most explicit declaration of the supreme national au thority In tall matters relating to inter state commerce that has been mado. As if to fortify it , Justice Bradley said fur ther : "The country is one , and when ever the work to bo undertaken is na tional in its nature state interests , state jealousies and state prejudices do not need to bo consulted. " If this view is sustained there ought to be no difficulty hercattor on the part of any state in de termining how far its privileges and au thority extend with respect to any matter which may effect , however incidentally or remotely , commerce between the states. It says plainly that the power to regulate com merce with foreign nations and among the several states has been devolved by the constitution solely upon the congress , and to that power no state shall inter pose any obstacle or interference. State rights and authority cease when the ob ject or instrument of commerce to bo affected by their exercise has relation to the Interests of other states. They are operative only with respect to these agencies of commerce which have their beginning and ending within thu limits of the stato. While this doctrine is not essentially now , it is certainly an advance , and un doubtedly would not have boon re ceived thirty years aeo with the general acquiescence that it is to-day. But the wisdom of the trainers of the constitu tion in placing in thu , hands of congress the solo pownr to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the states is most amply vindicated by the present conditions which render the cen tralization of this power absolutely nec essary. Nothing could bo more obvious than that if it wore otherwise , and each state possessed tlfe power to legislate at will respecting commerce among the states , thu result would bo continual conflict and general demoralization. Warring inter ests and widely distributed powers would keep contention active and greatly increase - crease the opportunities for corruption. Nothing loss powerful than the strong arm of tbo government can bo trusted to regulate and keep in control the vast and increasintr instrumentalities of do mestic commerce , and however much of a departure the doctrine promulgated by Justice Bradley may bo , it is unques tionably the only safe principle for pres ent and future guidance. The ToneiiH'tu I'roblum. The problem of cheap tenement houses is gradually being solved. The Now York Co-operative Building Plan asso ciation are about to erect a number of dwelling liousrs for men of moderate moans , which are to bo constructed with a view to comfort on the .most economic plan. A now process of framing will bo used , and there wilt be great economy in finishing the walls insldo. by using a paper called ' 'plaster-board" In place of plaster. The idea will bo to do away with expensive labor , such as mason work and plastering , A house built al most entirely by the carpenter , who is comparatively a cheap mechanic , will reduce the cost of tenements very materially nnd enable landlords to lower their rents. This la as desirable In Omaha as in Now York. Omaha , more than any other city , needs convenient , well-ventilated tenement houses for wage-workers. Flats are all well enough for parties who must rcsldo within twenty minutes' walk of the court house , but the great mass of wage-workers want the comforts of a separate tenement house at a rental that will come within their means. Forced Contrltmtions. OMAHA , August 15. Editor BEU : A short time since I called your attention to the shady way tho-Unlon Pacific company have of as sessing the employes monthly for the support of an alleged medical bureau for the alleged benefit of their employes. The writer has been an employe of said company for two years past , and has contributes ! the usual as sessment. 1 believe thc.se forced contribu tions have been taken from the pay of every man whoso name appears on the pay roll for the nast five years. Even the laborer who is discharged after ono day's work has been done has the twenty-live cents taken from his hard earned compensation. I believe it Is estimated that the company has on its pay roll about 10,000 names. This nets them about 550,000 a year. So far as the writer knows no statement tins over been made , public or private , showing how the money taken from the laborer without his consent has been expended. I would suggest that the editor In the In terest of the employes Insist that Mr. Potter answer the following interrogatories : 1. What amount of property has been pur chased by the Union Pacific company with this fund taken from the employes without their consent and now owned in fco simple by said company ? 2. Is not this money , so taken forcibly from the laborers , used raoro to benefit the company than the contributors In cases where the negligence of the company to em ploy sulllclont force to operate the road re sults In serious accidents for which the com pany try to compromise by using this fuud to care for those injured In their hospitals ? 3. Will Mr. Potter have the required state ment made and published showing the ex penditure ot the several hundred thousand dollars taken from the hard-earned coin of the Union Pacific employes ? S. A. M. This is exactly what the BEE predicted six years ago when this head tax was first sought to bo levied upon Union Pacific employes. In spite of the general revolt which manifested itself at head quarters , in the shops and along the line against this forced contribution the ben evolent and paternal managers of the road have foisted the head-tax on the employes. It is wrong in principle be cause it subjects men nnd women to involuntary servitude and robs them tot earnings to which they arc entitled under pretense that these earnings are expended for the mutual benefit of all thu con tributors. Now , if this were a mutual benevolent tax , the parties taxed would have a voice in the choice of their medi cal attendants and a pro rata share in the property bought with the money from the head tax. Mr. Potter , personally , is not respon sible for this systematic potty larcenybut ho is now in position to rectify a great wrong. It remains to bo seen whether his broom is cut to reach this abuse. THE hostile altitude recently shown by the Canadian fishery authorities toward American fishermen gives pertinence to the question whether this government is keeping its eye on events in that quartor. There has been very little from Washing ton of late to indicate that Mr. Bayard is fully awake to the circumstances , and there is beginning to bo some inquiry as to whether the retaliation act has been lost , or the administration has deter mined to hold it back for cam paign purposes. Wo haven't kept track of the number of Amer ican vessels that have been chased away and scizod during the past months , but thcro have been several offenses of this kind which wo suppose it is the duty of the state department to investigate. It may bo that it is now busy at this very work , but if so it is pursuing it very quietly , and it is not the habit of the state department to hide its light under a bushel. The latest mlvices announce that another British man-of-war has arrived in the fishing waters with hostile Intent , and there is an unconfirmed re port of the sinking of an American schooner by a Canadian cruiser. These circumstances are pretty sure to renew public interest in the fishery controversy , and Mr. Bayard is likely to hoar the buzzing of the popular clamor unless ho promptly makes known that ho ho is not neglecting American fishing In terests where they are being assailed. AMONG n number of sapient sugges tions drawn out by the late terrible rail road calamity is that of thu Chicago Tri bune , which advises that railroad com panies bo compelled to construct culverts of iron. Wooden culverts , it observes , arc liable to got dry and take lire , while these of iron are always stable and so- curo. Why not stone for culverts ? Isn't that infinitely more stable and secure than iron , which contracts and expands with the extremes of temperature , and is liable to bo injured and weakened by conditions that do not affect stouo ? As to the relative cost of these several mate rials that should never bo a question. That material which assures the maxi mum of immunity from danger is the ono to bo selected , without reference to what it may cost as compared with some other material not so safe. An iron cul vert , so far as wo are informed , would be an Innovation , and not a desirable ono. Wooden culverts ought to bo prohibited. A stone culvert , properly constructed , is safe , durable , and In the long run at least the most economical , LAST fall the republican county com mittee had to pay $4.83 a thousand for election tickets printud by the govern ment four-dollar-a-pound-ink firmwhile election tickets wore procured in quanti ties by other parties at an Omaha job olllco for sixty cents per thousand. In other words , the republican county com- mitten wore charged eight times as much for their tickets as they could have been proem cd for from other printers. With the connivance of council jobbers and boodlurs the city has been gouged by the same cormorants. Six hundred and fifty-two dollars luwc boon voted to thoui and taken out of the treasury for Illegal advertising. Four hundred and thirty-two dollars of this amount for publishing election proclamations which' were also published in the BEE under Its contract ns the oflicial paper , and which under the charter covered the require ments ot publicity fully. Two hundred and twenty dollars for registrar's notices for thu motor line election , when the law no longer requires such advertising , and when under the pleading of the city at torney the ItcpuiUcan had no contract with the city. THE superintendent of thu state census can easily verify Omaha's cltilm of a population of 75,000 nnd more , at the re quest of the postofllco authorities. When this is done n strenuous effort should bo made for bolter facilities in our , post- office. An Increase of the working force under civil service rules won't be suf ficient. There are not one-half enough lock-boxes to moot the demand for them. There should bo at least two clerks In the gentlemen's general delivery depart ment , nnd the windows should bo placed whore the continuous string of men would not blockade the corridor through out the day. Thcro are other important improvements which will readily suggest themselves whenever authority is given to proceed by the Washington officials. A GLANCE at our session laws raises a doubt as to whether the board of educa tion can legally expend above $25,000 for school sites and buildings without resubmission - submission of the proposition to create such a debt to a popular vote. The authority to purchase school sites and erect buildings was given by the voters of this district under the law regulating schools in cities of the first class. There is no provision in the now law that con fers the powers granted to the old Omaha school district upon' the officers ot the now district. This is a very important matter , and it behooves thu board of ed ucation to take steps to have the law in terpreted by some authority competent to pass upon the points involved. WHEN Buffalo Bill adds an American bar to his show , it will bo ono of the fea tures to become the most popular. Col onel Cody has studied the tastes of the foreigners , and found the thing most needed was a typical American bar. The gallant colonel is nothing if not striving to please. The Omaha bar-keeper will be the dazzling appendix to the outfit. THE division of Douglas county into five commissioner districts which is now being considered by the commissioners will have n very important bearing on county a flairs. Any division that de prives a majority of the taxpayers of n fair representation In the board will not bo satisfactory. IF it costs the city of Omaha ? 033 in six weeks for the "support which the council bosses get , n from Taylor and Hounds , how much will it cost the city if this barefaced robbery of taxpayers is allowed to continue fpr a year or two ? KINGS AND QUEENS. Prince William of Prussia Is handsome , and his wife Is tall , fair , and pleasant-look ing. King Milan of Sorviacannot Induce Queen Natalie to speak to him or oven to open the letters he writes to her. If any miserable king thinks ho has power to boss a woman , he makes a mistake. Princess Elizabeth of Russia has a haughty carriage , which contrasts agreeably with her smiling face. Her jewels were magnificent , and like Mrs. Murdle , sbe has a figure calcu lated to display them to the best ad van tag * . Princess Frederica Is very tall and falr.and looks sweet-natured and dignified at the same time. She seems to be In fragile health. The two daughters ot the grand duke of Hesse are nice-looking glrls.ospccially ono of them , who has a charming face. * The marvellous vein of luck of the Saxe- Coburg family docs not yet seem exhausted. Prince Ferdinand of that Ilk has been unan imously elected by the Sobranle to succeed Prince Alexander Uattenborg ns sovereign of Bulgaria. Prince Ferdinand Is a erandson of Louis Phllllppe , his mother being the Princess Clementine of Orleans. His father was the Augustua spoken of In Theodore Martin's Lite of the Prince Consort as the cousin who built a Catholic cathedral at Saxe-Cobure. Prince Ferdinand used to bo called ns an infant In his family , "the flower of old nso. " Contempt of Court , Kew Yorli World. When the forms of law are used to shield convicted criminals from their just punish ment the law falls under contempt. If this Is In contempt of any court , make the most of It. Plllnc Op the Surplus. lliiladelphta Hewitt , The government at Washington and the summer resort landlords have now almost a monopoly ot the pleasing occupation known as piling up the surplus. The government gets its surplus by excessive taxation , and tlio landlord gets Ills by other things that are likewise excessive. Farmers Should Have More Influence ffcir York Tribune. The citizens who ouzht to have the largest Intluenco in tbo republic are the farmers. ' 1 hey , and those Immediately dependent upon them , are a majority of all the people , but that is not all. The farmer Is necessarily a producer ; in getting his livelihood ho neces sarily adds to the wealth of the country and supplies the wants of others. Yet the Influ ence of the farmers has always been rela tively small In the general government They have always been scattered and com paratively Isolated. Combination nmoiig them for any publlc.purposo Is more dllliciilt than In other occupations. Though the build ing of railroads and other means of transpor tation ImR lowered that barrier , It has not been wholly removed. , C/rganlzatlon / among farmers has always boon especially dlfilcult. It Is supposed that there are 0,000 agrlcutural societies , grancea and other farmers' organ izations In the United States , but though the Increase In their membership of late years ' has been considerable , they certainly em brace but a minority of the farming voters. j i Little T from Trtaiwt-Tmve. Wn call him strong who stands unmoved Calm as some tmnptest-tHiaten rock , When some gi cat trouMo hurls Its shock ; We say of him , his strength Is proved ; liut when the spent storm folds Its wings , How bears he then life's little things ? About his brow we twine our wreath Who seeks the battle's thickest smoke , Knives flashing gun and sabre stroke , And scutfH kt danger , laughs at death ; WopraiBO him till the whole land rings : Hut Is iiu brave In little things. W call him great who does some deed That echo bears from shore ttf shore- Does that , and then dues nothing more , Yc > t would his work earn richer mcod When brought b ff.w the King of Kings , Were he but great In little things. BTATK AND TKHUITOUy. Notirnska Jottlnir * . Work has commenced on the Rod Cloud waterworks. ' . Sheridan county will send. a large bunch of products to the Otnahtf fair. . , ' 'Arlington's boom is gathering force with the progress of the Elkhorn cut off to Omaha. The Democrat suggests that tlio proper cnpor for Adams county Is to expend 175,000 to $100,000 in a court house in Hastings. Sidney sandstone has been tested by II. B. Dodgn , acting engineer ol tests of the Union Pacific and pronounced "build ing stone of good average quality. " Brown county will show the shift of which she Is made at the annual fair to bo held at Amsworth September 14.17. A liberal list of premiums will bo distribu ted. ted.The The Norfolk club has Issued a bold deli to "the suit styled champions of the Elkhorn - horn valley , at 1'lamviow , " to meet thorn in deadly combat for $100 inside at Nor folk on the 23d. The daughter of George Cain , of Har vard , a fourteen-year-old , spoiled her throat with a iacknlfo during a violent pout , last WCCK. The gash was not deep enough to sever the vocal chords and she was stitched up. The Hock Ballast ledge of locomotive firemen of Plattsraoutii will picnic at Mllford , on the Blue , next Saturday , and "scoop" in tlio balmy breezes and re freshing baths of that refreshing resort. The boys of Omaha and Lincoln will join in nnd swell the Plattsmoutu con tingent to a small army. Ed Cuthbort. of Fremont , and Ed Boyle , of Saundcrs county , fought cloven rounds by lamp light Thursday night. Cuthbort is a hard nut to crack , but Boyle succeeded in ruisinc huge humps on his ugly mug and draping his peep ers. The battle took place in Saundcrs and gives the officers another chance to repeat the Jack Hanloy performance. 11. P. Concannon , depot operator at Emerson , is a young man with a history. Born In Ireland in 1858 , ho joined the British army at the ago of nineteen and in less than six years has seen enough of life In the Dark Continent to last for the remainder of his days. His first bout with thu savage bucks of Basuto land lasted four months , nnd was supple mented with a wild war witli the Zulus. He took a hand In the bloody scrap in which the prince imperial of Franco was killed , and on the 4th of July , 1870 , helped to still the hearts of 10.000 sav ages. The following year , while inject ing British civilization into the Boors , ho was tnKcu prisoner , but was released in time to participate in tbo reduction of Alexandria and the annihilation of the gurms of liberty in Egypt. Ho followed the fortunes of war south of Cairo and was wounded in the famous battle of Tel-el-Kobir. For distinguished bravery in this battle , and saving the Ufa of a commanding officer , he was decorated with a modal by Queen Victoria , one of four ho now wears. His last taste of eiviling warfare was in the fruitless hunt of Lord Woolscly after the False Prophet and General Gordon , in which thousands of his com rades were slaughtered by the furnace blasts of the Soudan desert. After the battles of El Teb and Tairai , Concannon purchased his release and shipped as a telegraph operator for the Indian ocean. After doing the Ojiciit and South Pacific isles ho sailed for homo and then for America , landing In this country in 1885. The peaceful pastoral lifo of a country depot is a radical contrast to his mission ary lifu in thu Africas , but it pays as well and guarantees old ago and natural baldness. Iowa Items. Raymond Myers , a farmer near Dos Moines , was gored to death Friday by an infuriated bull. The little child of Arthur Ellis at Ber wick tumbled into a tub of hot water and was scalded to death. An incendiary fire burned the barn , granary , fifteen tons of hay and eight horses of Michael at Crcston. The wife of Prof. Philbrick , long pro fessor in the state university , is suing for divorce on the grounds of cruelty. Jesse Spry , eight years , was popped by a companion with an unloaded gun at Cedar Rapids. The bullet penetrated his lung. The parties who contracted to strike coal , gas or an artesian well at Bayard have quit after going 275 feet. They came in contact with hard rock. Strong indications of n gas well have been found six miles north of Burlington. Thu water gas dished up in the city is strong enough to roach that point with out straining its energy. Another DCS Memos constable named Potts pulled his gun on John Hardy and let her go. Hardy and a spectator was wounded. Potts is a prohibition per suader , and is now resting in jail. The LuMars Globe says : "When the town was laid out six young ladies wont up on a special car with the officials of the road. Their given names were , re spectively , Laura , Emma. Mary. Annie Rose and Si.jan. By taking the first lettnr of each of their names wo pet LuMars. D.ikorn. The Dultith , Waturtown & Pacific has 100 teams nnd 300 men in Watcrtown for grading the line to the southwest. Harvest is in progress generally throughout Benson county. About ono- third of thu crop has been cut and the yield of wheat , oats and barley will bo the heaviest since the first settlement of the county four years ago. The Aberdeen , Bismarck & North western ask for depot grounds nt Water- town an.I right-of-way through the county. If this is built two now lines will have been completed at Watortown this season. News was received Friday at Rapid City from Indianapolis announcing'tho death of Joseph M. Wallace , for some time clerk of court in Ponnington county. Ho was appointed to the position by Judge Moody in 18S3. and hold the olhco until the fall of 1886. The most astonishing product of the territory was recently discovered in the Missouri bottoms. It is known OH the pump snako. and grows numerously and to a length of sixteen feel , A fanner on Cat Tail crook has a flock of twenty pump-Hiiakcs trained to a remarkable do ll re o of proficiency. At thu blast of a whistle the snakes assemble on the banks of the creek. The leader dashes into the water of the crook , leaving only the ex tremity of its tail on the bank. Another snake immediately grasps the end of the leader's tail in his jaws , a third snake takes hold of the second snake's tail in u similar manner , and so on until there is a continuous line of the snakes joined end-on , uxtending to the water troughs in the cattle yards , 800 feet away. The leading snake commences to swallow or pump the waters of the creek , which passes through the whole line of snakes as it would through a hose , and falls in a heavy stream into the trough. On ono occasion this farmer's grainnry caught flro , and for a time threatened to destroy his homo and stocK. The pump snakes realized that thu time had coniu for one of their best efforts. Tbo loader hurled himself into the crook , the rest instantly adjusting themselves , heads and tails , from the creek to the burning building. The last snake , standing on its head , waved its long and flexible body , from the tail end of which issued a stream of water that was thrown with terrific force on the burning building. Back and forth dashed the tail end of that lifo hose , squirting the water where it would do the most good , while the loud pumping of the loader could bo hoard above the roar of the conflagration. Within fifteen minutes the last spark was out. William llcuford , general inspector of boilers for the Hartford insurance com pany , in in the -city for the purpose of inspecting the boilers at the stockyards , waterworks , jjas works , white lead works uiul Fairbanks , , . NEW ELECTION LAW. The Metropolitan Aot Governing Election * In Omnha. ELECTION DAYS. Section 1. Chapter SO , of the general laws ot Nebraska , passed In 1837 , provides that the day upon which tbo general or local elec tion shall bo held in cities ot the metropoli tan and llrst-clnss shall , for nil purposes whatever , ns regard the presenting for pay ment or acceptance , nnd ot the giving notlco and protesting of the dishonor of bills of ex change , bank chocks and promissory notes , bo treated and considered as Is the first day of the week , commonly called Sunday. This virtually makes every election day a li-gal holiday. THE nAT.i.or noxr.s shall bo marked and numburi'd successively as follows : Nunibor one , "president ; " num ber two , "state , " number throe , ' 'congress ; " number four , "legislature nnd county ; " number five , "city : " number six , "local ; " number eight "Judiciary , " nnd number nine , "educational. " Only such numbers of boxes marked as aforesaid shall bo furnished , as may bo required by law , to receive the ballots to be used at such election. At any election nt which any officers nro to bo voted for upon ballots not otherwise provided for , there shall bo provided ns many additional boxes ns there nro additional ballots roqulrcd. HOW BALLOTS AUK IIKI'OSITKII. The ballots for electors of president nnd vice president shall bo the saino as now pre scribed by law. nnd when folded shall bo ender - dor < > cd to show on the outside the words , "president , number one , " and bo deposited In box number ono. The names of all persons voted for by any elector at any election , In whose election nil thu voters of the stnto hnvu tlio right alike to participate , except electors of president nnd vlcu president and judRos of the supreme court nnd district court judges , county judges , nnd Justices of thn peace , shall be upon ono ballot , which upon the facn thereof shall contain the designation of the offices nnd the iinmo or names of the poison or pur- sons to bo voted fnr. or such of them ns nny voter mny drslro to vote for. which ballot shall bo endorsed "state" aird bo deposited In number two. The name of the person designated for rep resentative in congress shall bo on n separate ballot , which , upon the luco thereof , shall contain n designation of the office and the district for which thn ofllccr is to be elected ; nnd which when folded shall bo endorsed , or show on the outside thereof the words , "con gress , number tlueo , " and bo deposited In box number three. The names of the persons designated for senators and representatives and county ofll- ccrs not otherwise provided for shall be found on a separate ballot , which , on the face thereof , shall contain a designation of thu ollico , of the district or county for which the officers are to bo elected , and which when folded shall be endorsed , or show on the out- dido thereof , the words , "Legislature and County , number four , " and bo deposited in number four. The names of persons designated for coun- cllracn of wards , or at large , shall bo on a separate ballot , which upon the face thereof shall contain n designation of the ofllco and the district for which the o Ulcer 3 nro to be elected , aud which when folded shall be en dorsed , or show on the outsldo thereof , the words , "Councllmen , number live , " aud be deposited in box number live. The names of thu persons designated as any constable , assessor , or other precinct offi cer not heroin otherwise provided lor , shall tw upon one ballot , which ballot upon the face thereof shall contain a designation of the office and precinct for which the officers nro to be elected , and the name or names of the person or persons to bo voted for , or such of them as any voter may desire to vote for , nnd which when folded shall be endorsed , or show upon the outside thereof , the words : "Number C , " nud be deposited In box num ber six. The names of all persons voted for by an elector at any election , Justices of the supreme court , nnd all other Judges of district court , county court , ns are elected In nnd for a dis trict , except police or municipal judges , shall be upon ono ballot , which ballot shall be en dorsed "Judiciary number 8" and be de posited In box number eight. The names of the persons voted for as members of the board of education shall bo on a separate ballot , which shall bo endorsed "Educational" aud be deposited in box num ber nine. The names of persons to bo voted tor by the electors of any election for all city nnd county ofllcurs whoso election all of thu voters of said city nnd county have the right alike to participate , except judges or justices aforesaid not otherwise provided for , shall bo upon one ballot , which ballot shall bo en dorsed "City" and bo deposited In box number nine. Ol'F.XINO A.ND CLOSE OP 1'OLLS. The polls shall open at S o'clock In the morning and close atO o'clock In the evening. IIKOISTKKS' . The mayor and council shall ptcparo regis tration books In which shall be entered each street In each election district , the number of each house , and the names of voters. Each registration book must have room for not less than TOO names. The books shall bo furnished by the city clerk. THK JUDOKS AMI ) CI.K1UC3 of election and poll clerks shall be selected by the city council. This Is to bo In Septem ber of each year. For each election district to select to servo as judges of election , four persons ( two of whom on stnto Issue , shall be ot political faith nnd opinion dllferont from their associates and those appointed to represent the political party In minority on state issues , to bo named ) . They must be of good character , nnd able to rend , write and speak the English language understanding , and not candidates for nny olllce ; but no person shall bfl required to be a resident or voter In tlio election district for which he shall be appointed as Inspector. Tlio persons so helectcd shall be examined by the mayor ns to thuir qualifications , and If approved , shall each take and subscribe brlore tlio city clnrk thereof , .vitliin ton dnys from the date of notice of appointment , an oath of ollico. Each judge of election is bound to servo at all elections within the year unless oxcusod. The judgo.s shall have control of registration and polling places. TIME OP IIKO1STJUTION , There shall be a general registration on Tuesday four weeks , the Wednesday of the third week and Friday and Saturday of the second week preceding the day of the No vember election In each year. Kor each and ovorv election held in the cities of the first- class and metropolitan cities , other than such ns above designated , there shall bo n revision ot the general registration on ( ho Friday and Saturday of the we ind week preceding the day of each and every such election. The manner In which the duties are performed are given with great detail , and If faithfully carried out will cause con siderable labor , but nt the same time prevent fraud. Registers must not sit In saloons , nnd elections nro not permitted to be held in such places. The majority of judges shall rule. Tin : CANVASS OF VOTF.S. As soon ns the polls shall have been finally closed , the judges shall Immediately , nnd at the plnco of thn poll , proceed to canvass the votes. Such canvass shall be public nud shall not bo adjourned or postponed until It shall have boon fully completed nnd the several statements required to bo mndu by the judges shnll have been made out nnd aUncd by them. No vote shall bo received , nor shall any ballot bo counted or canvassed , nor shall nny statement of votes , announcement , or ptoclntnatlon , by law required , bo made nt any tfinii when the main entrance to the room In which thu election is hcM Hlmll hu closed in such n manner ns to povcnt : Ingress nnd eu-ress , but the said judges may station ono or more ollicors at such entrance to exclude dliiordcrly persons ; nor shall nny nuch duties be performed unless nt least Rlx persons. If so many claim that privilege , nre allowed to bo present nnd so near that they can see whether the duties of thn said judges nre faithfully performed. Euch candidate for nny office to bo lillml nt the election may , by a certificate In writing Rlgnnd by nlm , desig nate one person for each election district In which hu Is a candidate to bo present nt thu canvass of the ballots containing the names of the persons designated for that olllce. The judges of election and the police or other officers attending nt such election district specified In said cortlllcate , shnll irmkt > a paisace for such person Ito thu Raid judges , and the Bald judges Hliall penult him to bo present nt the canvass of nil the ballots In the box containing the ballots for the olllce specified In the said certificate , nnd so near to them that he can see that such canvass , and the statement required of the votes found In each box , are correctly mnao. And no judges of election , or board of judges or po- Ilco or other officer , shall allow such person to bo molested or removed during the canvass of such ballots , or until such statement has been madu , completed and signed , unless ho shall bo personally guilty of fraudulent or disorderly conduct The canvass shall commence by a compari son of the poll lists , from the communro- mont , and a correction of any mlMakcn that may bo found therein , and such comparison shall be continued until thu poll lists nureo ns to the number of ballots deposited In each box ; when they ImVebuon mudu tonnrot' . one of the judges Hliall publicly announce , in a loud voice , the number of ballots deposited la each boi M Bhtrwu by the poll 1UU. The boxes shall then bo opened and tht ballots canvassed In the following order ) President , state ; congress , legislature , clty | judiciary , local. Ballots mustbocounted un opened. Two or moro ballots folded togcthoi must be destroyed If the whole number ol ballots oxceud the whole number of votes at shown by the poll lists. No properly endorsed ballot If found lu tht wrong box shall be rejected , If It does not produce an excess of votes. If n greater number of ballots shnll bo lound lu a box than is tccinlred by the corresponding poll list , nil thu billets shnll be replaced In the box. nnd ono of the judges , with his bnck to thi ) box , shall draw out and destroy as ninny ballots unopened ns ohnll bo equal to the ex cess. COUXTIXO THI : IIALI.OTS. The judges shall then open the ballots , and place those which contain the sninu unmvs together so that the several Kinds shall bo In separata lilies. Duo of tUo judges shall then take the kind ot ballots which appears to bo tbo greatest lu number nnd COUNT THEM 11Y. TENS , cnrofully exntntiiff each name on each said ballots. Such judges shall then pass the ten ballots to the Inspector sitting next to him , who shall count them In the saino manner , and he shnll pass them to the third judge , who shall also count them In the sntr.o man ner. The third judgu shall then call tbe names of the persons named In the ballots , nnd the ofllcc.s for which they nro designated , nnd the poll clerk shall tally the votes for cacli of such persons. The fourth Judge shall watch the proceedings ot the other judges and the poll clerks , aud at his option may perform the saino duties In respect to the canvass as are proscribed for the third judge , or , In eao of the absence of the poll clerk , mny perform his duties. When the counting of each kind of ballots shall bo completed , the poll clerks shall compare their tallies to- guthor nnd ascertain the total number of bal lots of thnt kind so canvassed , nnd when they ngrce upon the number , ono of them shall announce It. In n loud voice to the judges. Thu kind of ballots which appear to bo next greatest In number , nnd afterwards each of tlio other klmis of ballots In succes sion shnll then be canvassed In the same niannnr. The ballots containing nnmoa partly for ono kind ot ballots and partly tor another , being those usually called spill tickets , and these from which the name of a person proper bo voted for on such ballots luis been omitted or ernced , usually called scratched ticketsshall then bo canvassed sep arately by ono of the judges Bitting between two of the other judges , which judge shall call each name to the poll clerks , nnd the olllce for which It is tte.slgnated , the other Judges looking at the name time , and -tho poll clerks making note of the sixmo. When nil the ballots found In the box hnvo been canvassed In this manner , the poll clerk shall compare their tallies together nnd ascer tain the total number ot votes received by each candidate , and when they agree upon the numbers , one of them shall announce , In a loud voice , to the judges the number of votes received by each candidate , on each ot the Kinds of ballots containing his name , the number received by him on tne split and scratched tickets , nnd the total number of votes received by htm. If , after tUe ballots In any box have been opened or canvassed , the whole number of them shall bo found to exceed the whole number of votes required by the correspond ing columns of the poll-lists , the Bald Inspector shall return all the ballots Into the box , and shall thoroughly mlncle the same , and one of the judges , to be designated by the board shall , wltnoutsoclnsr the sane and with his back to the box , publicly draw out of such box so many of such ballots as shall bo equal to the excess , which Khali bo forthwith - with destroyed ; but If the ballots have been canvassed , the votes for the persons named therein shall first be deducted from the votes entered for such person on the tallies. The canvass ot the ballots found In any box shall be completed by ascertaining how many ballots of the saino kind coirespond- lug In respect to the names of the persons thereon nnd the offices for which they are designated , have been received ; and the re- suit being found , the said judge shall secure ly paste or attach to each statement of such canvass thereinafter directed to be made one ballot of each kind found to have been given for the officers to bo chosen nt said elections , nnd they shnll state In words nt full length Immediately opposite such ballots , and writ ten partly on uch ballot and partly on the paper to which It Hliall bo pasted ; or attached , the whole number of all the ballots that were received which correspond with the ono so pasted or attached , so thnt one of each kind of the ballots received nt such election for the olllcers then to bo chosen shnll be pasted or attached to such statement of such canvass. If only one ballot to any kind shall bo found in the box , It shall be pasted or attached to the statement to bo delivered to the cloik of the city council , nnd If only two ballots of any kind are found In the box , one shall be pnsted or attached to the state ment to be delivered to the clerk of the city council nnd tbe other to the statement to be delivered to the county clerk by the clerk of tbe city council. They shall also paste or attach all the ballots rejected by them as being defective In whole or In part , to the statement to be delivered to the clerk of the city council. When the canvass of the ballots found In nny box shall have been completed , and the poll clerks shall hnvo announced to the judges the total number of votes received by each candidate , the chairman of the board of judges of election or. lu his absence , the Inspector specter acting ns such , shall proclaim In a loud voice the total number of votes received by each of the. persons voted for upon the ballots found In that box , nnd the ollico for which they nro designed , nnd such procla mation shall bo prlmn fncie evidence of the result of the canvass of such ballots. The judges shall immediately after such proclamation deliver ton patrolman on duty at thu polling places n statement subscribed with their names , which shall be forthwith conveyed by said patrolman to the police headquarters , whom the polling place Is lo cated ; and the captain or sergeant or other otlicer in charge shall Immediately transmit , by telegraph or othei wise , the , result ot such statement to the clerk of thu city council. Such statement shnll contain the total num ber of votes In such ballot box , and the num ber of votes found therein for each nnd every cnndidate. The captain or sergeant In com mand shall Immediately deliver fluid state ment to the clerk of the city council , whoso duty It ahall bo to file and preserve the same. Within twenty-four hours nfter the several statements shall have been subscribed , ono of said Judges shall deliver to the cleric of the board of councilmen the statement directed to him ; another judge shnll deliver to the county clerk the statement directed to him ; and a third judge shall deliver to thu mayor the statement directed to him. One of the poll clerks shall duliverto tbo major thn tal lies directed to him , and the other poll cleik shall deliver to the city clerk thu tallies di rected to him , nnd to the county clerk. The poll list kept at such election shnll bo certified In writing by both poll clerks to bo a true and correct list of the vote cast at the said election In their respective election districts , and within twenty-four hours of the close of the canvass shnll bo hind by such poll-clerks , the one In the ollico ot the county clurk.thu other In the olllcn of the chief of the bureau of elections , and shnll bo there preserved. The remaining ballots not so pasted or at tached to Kald statements , as hoiclnbuforn provided , shall be destroyed. The envelope delivered to the clerk of thn city council shall bo kept sealed , and Hliall not bu opened until thu saino nro produced bufoio the board of county canvassers. The envelopes deliveied to the county clerk shall bo Kept sealed nnd unopened until thn said judges shnll inaKo trlpllcntu state ments of the. result of the canvass and u il- mate the votes. Each of the statements Hliall bo enclosed in au unvnlopo , which shall then IMI securely sealed with wax , nnd each of tha jndgf.s and each of thu poll clerks shall write his nnmo across every fold nt which the en velope , If unfastenocl , could bo opened , nnd across the senls thnreon. One of tlio onvi < l- upes shall bo directed on the outside to the clerk of the city councilanother to the county dork , nnd the third to the mayor. Each But af tallies shall also bo Inclosed , securely sealed , ami signed In like manner , nud one jt tno envelopes shall bu directed on the out- ? ldo to the clerk of the city council nnd tlio Dther to the mayor. On the outside of every involopo oliall bo endorsed whether It con- ; alnn the statement or tno tallies , nnd for what election , and of what precinct or ward. NO I.iqUOIt Al.I.OWKI ) . Whoever , during the sitting of nny hoard it judges f election In any election district , whether held for the purposes of registra tion , revision of registration , reception ni canvass of votes , of making return thereof , ; hnll bring , take , or send Into , or shnll : IIRO to be taken , brought , ordered , or cent Into , or shall attempt to hrlng , take , or Bond ' into any place ot rexUtrntlon , or revision of registration , or of election , nny distilled or iplrltuous Honors whatever , or Bhnll nt nny mch tlmoand plnco drink or pnrtnko of nny inch liquor , shnll bo deemed nnd Held to bo : ullty of n misdemeanor. h. K. Hunt , of the gontjem'nnly clerks if the Southern hotelHt , LouisIH in towil mil will upend about threeweeks , in visitIng - Ing din"cron.t parU of Nebraska and t > t . ' kotu.- , ' . , . ' . . - - ' WftJ tnM * MMKO * II ' " M -