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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SATURDAY APRIL 27. 18S9.
THE DAILY BEE. I'UULilSillCO KVKUY MOKNING. TKHM3 OP BUIISCmPTlON. DMlr ( Morning Kdltlon ) Including SUNDAY IlKF.Ono Yenr . .110 00 For Pis Month * . . . & 00 For Three Months . Z BO Tun OMAHA StmnAr HRF mailed to nny iwlilrfss , Ono Vcar . . . 200 WF KIY IIKH , Ono Year . . . 200 On AH A Orrics , Nos.M and MB KAUN A I BTIIBKT. CuicAno omcr. , ws : UOOKRHT HUH.DINO. NKW yoiiKOmcB. noouill AHII ISTijinujrn lioiLumn. WARIUKOTOK Orwoe , No. 613 FociiTSKNTit BTHKKT. COHUKSI'ONDBNCR. . , All communications relating to news and cdl- torlnl matter thoulcl be addressed to the KDIXOH . should ba All bnslnoss letters and remittances addressed to'riiK HUB PUIIURHINM COMPANY , OMAHA. Jlrntts. checks and postolHc * orders to bo made payable to the order of tlio company. 'AcBcePQlilisliJngCipany , ProDrietors , E. UOS13WATER. Editor. Notice to Annuls niul In order to successfully rectify any fault In the delivery of papers. It Is absolutely neces sary that wo know the date on which papers worn Into or missing. If late , give the time and train on which TUB HUB should have reached your town. Also stnta from what direction , so that wo can locato.the trouble nnd npply the proper remedy. I'upcrs arn frequently carried by u town through the carelessness of the route agents , ana when this occurs , we can , w Ith full Information , place the blame whcro it belongs. Wo will consider It a favor If agents and MID- ecrlbors will notify us at once when Til u llui' falls to reach them promptly. _ Sworn Statement < > 1 * Circulation. Btnto of Nebraska , 1 . " * County ot Douglas , ( doornail. Tzsrhuck , secretary of the Ilee Pub lishing comnany , does solemnly swear that the nctimi circulation ot TUB DAILY linn for the v eck ending April 30. 18SU. was as follows : Humliiv. April 14 1 ,800 Monday. April ir 1H.7UJ Ttiosdar. April in. . Wednesday. April 17 . l't.016 Thursday. AprlllS . .S.ffB Frldnv. April in . 18.011 Baturilay , Aprils ) . IS.OM Average . 18.718 GKOHOK n. TZSCHUCK. Sworn to before mo anilaubacrlbed tolniny rresencu tills ath ) day of April. A. I ) . J8S9. Seal. N. 1' . tfBIlj. Notary Public. Statoot Nebraska , I County of Douglas. ( 'Oeorgo II. Tzschnclr. being duly sworn , deposes - poses and says ttittt ho Is secretary of the Ileo 1'iihllslilng company , that the actual average dally circulation or THE DAir.v IIKK for the month of April. IBM , 18,711 copies ; for May. 1WI3. 3K.18 ; ) copies ; for Juno , 1K H , luV ! ! ! copies : for July. 188.H , ltiiajceplo ? ; for August , IHhS. 18.1K1 copies ; for September , IKSti , in , 15 1 copies ; for October. 1H88. l&.lBt copies ; for Noveiubor , 18f > f , IP.fltn copies ; for December. 1K8H. liV-ill coplos ; for January , 18SD , 18fi7 < cdple.-K for February , 1H . 18,11m copies ; for March. 18b9. 1M.S5 * copies. UKOKI1I2 II. TXSUIUKilC. Sworn to before me and subscribed In ray picsuuco this 10th day of April , A. 1) . , 1883. N. V. I'Kl I. . Notary Public. THOUGH- often crushed to earth , the union depot project rises Tun heart of the Black Ililla boats warm in welcoming the visiting mom- bo rs of the Omiiha board of trade. vile epithets at each other will in no way aid the county commis sioners to patch up the bad work at the county hospital. JAY GOULD is taking upon his shoul ders the arduous duties of president of the Texas & Pacillo without salary. Whether his services are rendered without pay is another thing. MK. GEOKCJK PUMPMAN has had his exclusive rights to the vestibule patents confirmed by the courts. The great sleeping car magnate should' now bctako himself to Italy'for another high sound ing title from King Humbert. AT the farewell banquet givan to Minister to Franco Hold , by a college society , Calvin S. Brice , the rainbow chaser , was one of the most conspicuous guests. The rough edges of the late campaign seem to bo rubbed down pretty smooth. THK people of Minneapolis can not raise fifteen hundred dollars with which to celebrate the Washington contcn- ninl. Since the passage of the law ex cluding dressed beef , it is all they can do to scrape up enough to pay their butchers' bills. itu is n brilliant future awaiting that young boomer at Guthrie who quietly laid claim to the lot on which the posloflleo was pitched , and ousted the authorities. In their haste to begin business the postofllco officials neglected to pre-empt their entry , and so bccamo trespassers when the formal entry was made. GOVEKNOH FUAXCIS , of Missouri , advanced seven thousand dollars of his own money to pay the sending of Mis souri's militia to the Now York cele bration on the 30th. The governor ex pects to bo reimbursed by the legisla ture , but that is somewhat dubious. There is probably moro glory than cash in Governor Francis' investment. A DlsAbuKKAiiLK moss is likoty to " bo turned up in the investigation of Ir regularities in the Oklahoma land of fice , Both civil and military ollicialsof " the United States are said to have con- ' nlved in securing for themsolveu and their allies the choicest claims in Okla homa. Tliis is a scandalous proceeding nnd deserves a thorough probing. The men who , in good faith , staked their all in their quest for homes , should ho protected from the fuutiulont practices of land-grabbing olllclala. But , after all , nothing better was to bo expected from .lake Robberta. Tun time is ripe for the conbtruotton of the Omaha and Yankton railroad. Other towns with less moans but more energy are cutting into Omaha terri tory , and in a few years will divide the trade of North Nebraska. There is a deep significance in the determination of the Manitoba system to outer the state from the north. It shows that St. Paul and Minneapolis rofili/.o the bone- llfcj to accrue from such u line , and back their faith with their monoy. The Pa- clllo short line will penetrate one of the richest sections of the stnto and divert lr.\dc to Sioux City anil Chicago. Omaha capitalists must bestir thomsolvcs. Tulle will accomplish nothing. They must demonstrate their faith in a north and south line by putting up the cash und iiroconding with the work. Out siders can not bo expected to invest in the enterprise it homo capital refuse to touch it. TOXYIIB and counties along the line have heretofore indicated thoh- readiness to substantially aid the com pany , bnd If Onrnlm'n millionaires take hold with the right spirit the road can bo built nnd put in operation for n com paratively umull sum. FOltEST DESTRUCTION. A commlUoo of the American For estry congress , of which Governor Beaver , of .Pennsylvania , is the chair man , presented to President Harrison n few days ago , an address regarding the condition of the public timber or forest lands , nnd the pressing need that exists for n radical change in their man agement. The congress , at Its last ses sion , expressed Us disapproval of the present method of disposing of the public lands , and especially the timber lands , The address presents the rea sons for this disapproval. It recites that hitherto thcso lands huvo boon disposed of on the same terms as ether lands not mineral , no account being taken of the value of the timber , and thus the government has ported with millions of acres at n price , in many in stances , insufllciont for their survey. The purchasers of such lands have en riched themselves by converting the trees , the growth of centuries , .into lumber , nnd after gathering the rich harvest , have abandoned the land as comparatively worthless. Largo areas of public timber lands have also boon denuded by individuals and' cor porations without the preliminary pay ment of oven the small pittance re quired by the government to secure the fee simple of the land. The address quotes from the records of the land ofllco for seven years , which show that in that time the value of the timber reported stolen was over thirty- six million dollars , of which amount less than half n million was recovered , a sum about equal to the appropriation for protective services. The great loss thus sustained by the government , and it is believed many timber thefts are not reported , is certainly a very serious matter , to say nothing of the injurious consequences upon climate , rainfall , and in ether ways of the reckless de struction of the forests , and demands stringent remedial legislation. This was suggested in n bill formulated by by the forestry congress and presented to both houses of congress a year ago , the most important provision of which was for the withdrawal of all public timber lands from sale or disposal , with a view to their examination and classifi cation. It was proposed in this measure that classified lands , chiefly valuable for agricultural purposes , though wholly or partially timbered , were to bo open to entry under the homestead or other laws , nn appraised sum being paid for the timber , while timbered lands on the headwaters of streams and other such lands , unfit for agriculture , were not to bo sold , but the , timber on them to bo disposed of from time to time , under the direction of officers of. the government , in such manner as to retain the forests as such in perpetuity. The zeal of the forestry congress in this matter is certainly to be com mended and encouraged , for unless some such legislation as it proposes for the preservation of the public timber lands is secured , in another generation there will bo no forests to protect. It is estimated that last year thirty billion feet of lumber of all kinds were taken from our forests , and it is believed that the annual consumption equals twice the amount of materials supplied by the annual growth of the forests. It is therefore not difficult to understand what must be the result allowing the present condition of affairs to continue. European governments carefully pro tect their forests , and the wisdom they have acquired in this respect wo can not judiciously ignore. PUri'lNQUP 'HIE J1AHS. . The Canadian house of commons has passed the extradition bill which pro vides for the surrender of embezzlers , defaulters , forgers and ether criminals who may horejifter seek refuge in the Dominion , and as it is a government measure no doubt is entertained of its passing the upper house. The author of the bill desired to make it retro active , so that Canada might lie rid of the colony of American scamps now harbored there ; but , strange as it may appear , the boodlers had the sympathy of a very largo portion of the house. It was contended that they had gone to Canada In good faith , believing they had the protection of the British flag , that many of them hid bocoin c re spected members of society and most desirable citizens , and that it would bo a great hardship to such as thcso to make the law retroactive. This argu ment was successful , nnd the embez zlers and defaulters sojourning in the Dominion may remain there in safety , with the assurance that the door of Canadian society is open to them. But notice is served that no now accessories are wanted , and' those who nro contemplating a cluingo of allegiance must make haste or the way will be closed to them. Tills action is commendable , whether the motive bo that of friendliness to this country or a desire on the part of the Canadian government to relieve itself of the stigma of offo ring n snfo refuge to criminals nnd to contribute to the cause of justice. The fact that Canada has been an "opoii door" for American boodlors , who have gene there with their hands full of plunder , must have been a great humiliation to those of her pcoplo who have regard for justice and the Interests of morality , nnd the adoption of a policy In accord with the Bontlmonts of this class is reached none too soon. It is I in possible to say what may bo the moral effect of this action , but It can not fall to have some , and it should Induce our govern ment to adopt eomu legislation that will allow Canada extradition rights as liberal - oral as tiioso she gives to us and to ether countries. In doing this there will bo a slop taken in the establish ment of a bettor understanding between ourselves and our northern neighbors , which is the desire of all good citizens of both oountricE. \TA'fFM\VOnKS \ QUESTION. TUB Bus prints tha following paragraphr The wUcucro of the Ucmhl still Insists Unit wo can Ignore tho-vcstod rights of lha waterworks company acquired by franchise , and overrule tUo pliln provisions of the charter wliloh restrict our muulcijul in. dobtodnoss Jo ton per c ntof tlio city's as- seased valuation. Wltli thu sumo propriety wo could override all charter limitations unit pllo unn mountain of debt nt our pleasure. Hut who would buy our bonus ) ' 'J hero is n cluuso in the franchise of the waterworks which provides tUat the city may ixl any time purchase the workn nt their ap praised valuation. Bo much for "tho first objection. Secondly , a bond Issued on the waterworks plant would not be , strictly speaking , n city bond , mid would be readily negotiable because - cause of the collateral. Charter limitations us to the amount of debt Incurred bolnfj limited to ton per cent of the assessed valuation would have noth ing to do with a water bond any more than It would with n district pavlfiR bond. This much is true that the city would need a legislative act to empower it to issue such bonds , but that can bo had. The only ques tion Is as to the wisdom and economy ot such n measure. The Ucmhl confesses to much surprise that THE BKG bus assumed the role of obstructionist without discussion of the subject on Its merits , Hcmhl. It is an easy thing to make assertions but another thing to provo them truo. Thu franchise of the city water works company is embodied in ordinance No. 124 , approved Juno 11,1880. The clause referring to the right of the city to acquire - quire the works roads as follows : ' Tha city of Omiiha slmll have the right nt nny time nftortho expiration of twenty years to purchase the said water works at nn ap praised valuation , which shall bo ascertained by the estimates of thrco engineers , one to bo selected by the city council ; ono by the waterworks company , and these two to select the third ; provided , that nothing shall bo paid for the uncxplred franchise of said company. " The unoxplrcd franchise refers to the clause in the contract with the water works company by which the city obli gates itself to pay hydrant rental for fire protection for the term of twenty- five years from the time of completion oL said works. The contract required the works to bo completed within ono year and four months from the 20th of July , 1880. This gives the city the right to purchase the works on or after November 1,1901. There is only ono way in which the city could acquire the works before that time by paying their appraised value , and" that is by forfeiture proceedings , in case it can establish the fact that the company Ifas failed to comply with its contract obli gations. Wo cannot comprehend by what pro cess of reasoning city bonds issued for the purchase of waterworks would not bo city bonds just as much as any ether bond issued by the city. The district paving bonds are simply mortgages against the private property abutting the pavement , and payable , principal and interest , by the owners of such property. The waterworks bonds would bo a debt incurred by the city for the bene fit of the whole city , payable out of taxes levied against the whole city. . No legislation can vitiate vested rights and annul acontract between the two corporations the city of Omaha and the City Waterworks company. If this plain statement of the existing rela tions between the city and waterworks company places TIIK BKK in the role of an obstructionist , wo are willing to have it appear in that rolo. The JJcralil may bo "surprised that THE BKE will not discuss this water works question on its merits. " Wo con fess that wo are not in the least sur prised nt the utter inability' of the Jferuhl to sustain itself in this discus sion. The Herald scarcely ever does know what it is talking about. THK president of the Michigan Salt association has sailed for Europe , it is understood , on an errand the results of which will bo felt from ono end of the United States to the other. Report has , it that ho goes to secure ten million dollars with which to enable the pool already formed in this country to con- t.oltho entire salt product of the United States. There appears to belittle little reason to doubt that English capi talists who have operated u salt trust in Great Britain are prepared to combine with a syndicate in this country in creating a gigantic salt monopoly , and it is believed the details huvo nil boon arranged. The assumption is that it is not the purpose of the projected combi nation to put up the price of salt , but to inaugurate a system which will ma terially reduce the cost ol production , realizing its profits in this way. The familiarity of the public , however' ; with the operations of this form of monopoly will not permit it to believe that a salt trust is likely to bo any more consid erate than are the sugar and ether trusts. The creation of this now monopoly ely will mean dearer salt , whether the cost of production is reduced or not , and it is absurd to suppose that it has no such purpose. AT a mooting of the trunk line ex ecutive committee , at Now York , it was resolved that in the future no mora private live stock cars are to bo allowed on the trunk linos. Complaint has boon mndo by both railroads and shippers , that discrimination was en couraged by the use of these private cars. For that reason it seems their use was ordered to bo discontinued. THK admirers of the Into Henry G. Pearson , postmaster of Now York , pro pose to erect a monument in his mem ory to commemorate his unflinching fight for civil service reform. With the Grant monument fund still tons of thousands of dollars short , It is mouk- ory to talk of a memorial to anybody In Now York City to bo raised by popular subscription. OTIIKlt LANDS TirAN OURS. Recent addresses of Lord Salisbury at Drlstol and London demonstrated that the opinions of the tory leader regarding the Irish question havu undergone no clmiigo or modification , but are as uncompromising and hostile as they have over been. Ho ridi culed thu agitation in favor of homo rule In Ireland , declaring that the nationality argu ment was Insincere , and that It was nioro fruitful of sophistry and clap-trap , and mora barren of solid sense , than anything that was over before the country. U would aao- rillco , ho said , the first interests of Industry nnd commerce to a more empty sentiment. It can not bo edifying to those not torlos , but who have supported thu government In ita Irish iwllcy , to hear talk of thU kind from their loader , which simply fiouti tha Intelli gent opinion of the world opppsed to gov ernmental oppression. That causa Is surely losing ground which must huvo recourse to ridicule , mid Lard Salisbury confesses the weakness of his position when ho has noth ing bolter to offer la support of it than was presented id his Bristol uddrc . From thia sort of argument the friends Irish of homo rule caa turu with reassuring effect to the declarations oTMr. Gladstone regarding the change that liftstukon place In English senti ment on the Irish question , and the expres sion of his "belief that It that sentiment could have volte In n general election it would declare ta favor of Ireland's demand. The tory gra p'bf ' power Is menaced , nnd no ono knows better than Lord Salisbury how imperatively necessary it Is that the people shall not bo given an opportunity to pass judgment on tlio tory policy. * * * * General Boutnngor in London will bo nt much greater illsadvantage than in Brussels. There Is continuous telephonic communica tion between tiio latter nnd Pans ; there Is none bclwooif'tho ' French capital and Lon don , and tciocrnphlo dispatches from Gen eral Uoulungcr to his friends In Paris would bo subject to the danger ot being officially Intercepted before arriving at their ultlmato destination , His lines of communication will bo greatly Interfered with by his change of base ; his friends will bo fewer In cold London than In warm Brussels , nnd thora will not ba BO many of his followers to cross the choppy chnnnol to see him as there were to take the snug railway Journey to the cap ital of Uolglum , All the advantages were with him in the latter place ; nil the disad vantages will bo his In London. It would not bo nt nil surprising , therefore , if Gen eral Houlangcr nliould presently cease to bean an object of absorbing Intel-cat in French politics tn ease ho continues absent from Franco. Parliamentary government , which ho would destroy , assures to him there , nnd every political refugee , absolute liberty nnd protection , but neither It uor British uocloty is likely to offer htm anything else of the least value whatever. > The first of the memorable days of 1739 selected by the French government for cen tennial celebration , is the 5th of May , when the states-general opened its sessions nt Versailles. It Is announced that the French diplomatic representatives in foreign coun tries are also instructed to hold meetings of French residents to observe the day. Cer tainly , the bcgiunlng of this constituent as sembly or constitutional convention was fruitful enough to deserve the honors pro posed for It. It was this body that , as the nntlonnl assembly , abolished feudal priv ileges , the titles of nobility , and the orders Of chivalry ; issued paper currency based on confiscated ecclesiastical property ; created n constitution for Franco , which the king1 was compelled to accept ; established freedom of religion ami of the press , jand made n declar ation of the rights of man. Its sessions , con tinuing until the end of Scntomber , 1791 , laid the foundation of popular government in France. It was in this body that thu third cstnto first successfully stood up for its rights against the nobles und the clergy , nnd successfully summoned thcso two privileged orders to Join it In legislation. . . Its bold re fusal to disperse nnd meet in tha way and under the rules which King LouU XVI de sired , practically marked the beginning of the revolution. Very fittingly , therefore , does the Fronto republic honor the hun dredth anniversary of the meeting of this assembly. . * ? * ? r\ \ Reports nrc current thnt the emperor of Russia has of latrt become extremely nerv ous through conatant fear of assassination n fear that ig Jjaid to have been ono of the chief reasons for the abdication of King Milan , of SCrvfa , nnd which might well make a cowarJ of nny man whoso nerves were not of iron. But it is not likely that the emperor will follow the example of Milan and shirk the work which ho conceives tb have been laid upon him when his father was murdered. Ho1is of stuff very different from that which enters' ' into the composition , of Milan , and thus far ho has shown himself to bo a very good emperor , as emperors go , but it is not being u good man that will save him from assassination nt the hands of the nihilists , who have taken up the business which used to be carried on as in the case of the Emperor Paul 1. by members of the imperial household when the czar stood in the way of the personal ambition of his sons. It was thu grand dukes that sot the example of "tempering tyranny with assassination , " and the malcontents among the pcoplo have not been slow to learn the lesson. . * * No country in Europe , to-day , bolter illus trates the folly of n policy of militarism and war expenditure than does Italy. The ambi tion of her rulers led to costly schemes of colonization and armament ; and an increase In the tax burdens of the people followed. Then , in order to secure to the country that political recognltioa which it once enjoyed , an alliance waa entered into with Germany and Austria , and the result of this has been thnt the French have given up a great part of their trade with Italy , while their now allies have not compensated for the loss by the expected purchase of Italian fruits and wines. A stagnation In those important in dustries has brought about failures , nnd caused n greatly restricted market for labor. Italy can not recede from her foreign policy ; the newly-created urmy und navy must bo supported ; furtlfcr taxation is impossible , nnd tbo miserable peasants are quitting the country. Political folly has rarely gene further than this. * * The very limited degree of confederation which the five little republics Guatemala , Nicaragua , Salvador , Costa Uica and Hon duras have agreed upon In no respect whatever looks toward'a consolidated ever govern- niont , but It Is n wise nnd conservative approach preach toward what may one day become a truu federal union. Stop by step thosa live republics will probably bo drawn together toward a basis for the re-establishment of the old Central American 'union. Even If the federal government is never made as powerful as la otbcr republics , it will yet so- euro n certain degree of harmony In laws and political rights , The prospective opening of an Iiiter-ocoanlc waterway increases the im portance of political and commercial unity or co-operation between tno states. * * * Tlio trip which Empuror William proposes to make to the Nortl ) Capo , provides occupa tion for him during the coming autumn , whllo the Journey to England will 1111 u part of the intervening period. With tlioau plans in store , It looks very much as it tha coming year was cxpectod < by him to ba ono of peace. The czar , also , is said tu contemplate a visit to the Paris exhibition , thereby setting a good example to tnose of his fallow-poten tates who , no matter how much they might like to sou the show , fear that it would not do to countenance a'glonlleatlon of a revolu tion of 100 years nxo. The shah of Persia will soon bo on his travels , BO that a busy season is at hand tor the chronicler * of the movements of emperors , * > , i mi The reported dementia ot the Empress Elizabeth , of Austria" , Is denied , The daugh ter of the Archduke Maximilian , of Bavaria , the omnross , was trained , In her youth.'ro- busily and is famous throughout Europe as a horsewoman. Her feats In the saddle are renowned wherever the hounds can run , nnd In her favorite hunting places , -in Ireland , she has been looked tjpon as the last woman on a throne to ba nffJCtoJ by sentiment , not even excepting Queen Victoria. Emprais Elizabeth is fifty-two yoara old. She has boon on the tbronu thirty-live years. Hu- dolph was her only son , The eldest daughter is the wife of a Bavarian prir.cc. The young , est daughter is only twenty-one. Mexico Is making steady progress in rail- roud building , a number of Hues being In course of construction. Now that the oppo sition of the native rnco to the railway has boon largely overcome , by practical realiza tion of the benefits accruing from attoh im provements , the work of development has gene on steadily nnd uninterruptedly. Pri vate , as well as corporate capital , has become largely Interested In new schemes for trans- portatlon. The government has continued Its policy of financial or ether ntd to all pro- Jccts ot this nature , nnd both Mexico nnd Central America nro being slowly embraced in a aeries ot lines which promise , within the next ton years , to fully open up the country to the outside world. The total iniloago of railroads In Mexico is estimated In President Diaz's tnossago at nearly flvn thousand miles , In the matter ot telegraph construction , the showing Is still nioro favorable. The state construction of now lines for the last half year baa amounted to an addition of about nine hundred miles , making the total length of the federal system on April 1 , over thlr- teen thousand miles , exclusive of double nnd and triple wires , nnd the lines temporarily transferred to the states. HITS AND MISSES. Douglas county needs nn Anthony Corn- stock to look after the county board , The Indecent exposure of the in embers' mouths and the profanations Indulged In , should bo violently suppressed , County affairs are now drawing two pairs. Councilman Ilascall is sojourning In Okla homa. If there are any town sites laying around loose down , there , It Is certain that Isuao will build a wall around them , and start n hotel. It is rumored that ho will move the Cosmopolitan In sections to Has- callvillo , Ok. There Is consolation for the homo guard In the report that the board of trade "climbed the beetling cliffs nnd quaffed nature's nectar from gushing springs. " At last , Horatio , Omaha will get what was nominated in the bond twenty years ago a union depot. Hastings should corral her human cattle at homo , A combination of boor mugs , raiors nnd nn African tigress Is n menace to verdant beauty. Fresh vegetables should bo thoroughly dried before visiting the burnt district of the metropolis. Anderson nnd O'ICeoffo would do the pub. ho n service by settling their difforonnos nc- cording to the Quconsbury code. There Is nmplo room near the tottering asylum for a twenty-foot ring. The exhibition would un doubtedly attract a largo audience , and the result would be more manly nnd artistic than threatening attitudes nnd sulphurous calorie at ten paces. Wo nominate Charley Gpod- rich nnd Mike Lahey for seconds. STATE AND TEHUITOHY. Nebraska Dakota City and Plattsmouth are singing the s'amo old pontoon. The Methodists of Scward have set their 1 , at for a $10,0 K ) church. Co mm I1 , tees are now hustling for the funds. There are I'M organized school districs in Cuming county nnd 04 school houses , nt- lended by 3,732 children and ruled by 74 teachers. The Morris Lock factory is the latest addi tion to the industries of Soward. The fno- tor.v was started up this week , with a largo number of orders bootccd. Several sportive youngsters in Bennett enlivened the Sabbath with a horse race , und contributed the price of the plugs in poulticing the ruptured law. The threat of a Grand Island doctor , to -sua the West Point Republican for damages , has inflated the editor with the belief that the sheet is sufficiently Important to perpe trate a libel. Grand Island is up and doing at n lively rate. Two bond elections will bo hold next month ono on the lllth for $50,000 to bo ex pended in a system of sewers ; the other on the 21st for li'i.OOS for scnool buildings. Sunday observance is becoming general throughout the state. Even the liquid spoils of Jackson are corked on that day. and social scraps have suffered a radical decline. It is now possible to slide through the town with out a running light. Awisojudgo in Lincoln has proclaimed that there islio law which prevents a man rullling his wife's whiskers , and the court \\ill protect him in defending the rights of mankind. The destruction of feminine beauty with molish locks must ba prevented at any cost to domestic paaco und felicity. A man named Northcutt attempted to clinch thu mortgage on a horse In Nebraska City , but failed. A stout club in the hands of u ura/y coon laid open a largo section of his scalp. Northcutt rushed for n doctor. while the coon was hustled to Jnll. The horse and his blanket were not disturbed. Tha famous case of Dr. dandy will come up nt the present term of thn d'strlct court , now in session in Pawnee City. Gandy is the Shylock of Richardson county. Ho num bered his victims by the score , nnd , when the opportunity came , iho.y "pounced upon nnd bent him to thu penitentiary , but the supreme court graciously granted n new trial. Charley Wngnor filled himself with West Point booze , nbout four weeks ago , and two days later was a corpse. Whether the rotgut - gut or the rope from which tbo body dangled , was the primary cause of death , will bo ventilated in a suit Just begun ngnlnst tne saloonkeepers. Wnjrnor's hem- * and as signs insist that his life was worth $5,000 to them , nnd are cheerfully praying , with two lawyers , for that amount. Dcwltt's new opera hall was dedicated a few days ato. The event was "a rechorcho affair , " according to n local dramatic critic , "and an unusual degrea of intellectual interest - torest wus evinced by a largo uudionco , " and everybody was "hold en rapport during the duration of the play. " Wo congratulate Dewitt on the successful opening of her new temple , and the possession of u discriminat ing critic worthy of n great occasion. The York Times Is out in a rich and clabo- ratn spring boom edition , in striking pink col ors. It demonstrates the superiority of Ne braska soil nnd climate , presents u statistical picture of York county's fortuity nnd thrift , and modestly points with pridu to the sub stantial growth and future prospects of the county seat. The illustrations ot public and private buildings nro superb , nnd the whole work is a credit to the publishers and the city. _ low.i Items. Iowa Falls Insists on n population of ! i,500. The soldiers' homo at Marshalltown has 271 Inmates. Muscatino voted to invest $10,030 , In a high school building. Tlio Rev. II , E. Molt , of Dubuque , Thas been Invited to deliver the Decoration day address In Omaha. The peculiarity of the Sunday law in Creston is that u democratic mayor is vigor ously enforcing It. The council of North Dos Moines has de cided to relieve the prevailing paralysis by reducing taxes 35 per cent. A Chicago glucose works will bo carted to Dubuque , where n bonus of S25.0JO awaits It. The institution will employ 100 hands. A flash of lightning cremated n horse and cow nnd several bales nf huy whioh the animals were industriously chewing , in North Davenport , a few dayt ago. This little excerpt from the ofllclnl pro ceedings of the Dubuque city council tolls how prohibition prohibits i "On motion , the saloon license was fixed at t lOil , the same as lust year. " The public spirited citizens of Burlington recently raised the maiiillo3nl num of 35 cents to Improve und ombolllsh a thirty. eight aero park. Such liberality l worthy of a graveyard. Iowa has the honor of fiirnlthing the first postmaster for Oklahoma. His name Is Jacob Mills , und his residenceDus Molnes , Thcro nro scores of patriots ready to take second or third place , The Davenport Business Men's association is seriously considering schemes to utilize the latent power of the Mississippi river. At a recent mooting of the association , the re port of George U. Boynton , a civil engineer , was road und discussed. Ho submitted sev eral plans for chaining the mighty force of the river nnd subjecting It to the will of man , The ono recommended as the most fnn&lblo was to build a dyke 83.000 feel long , eapablu of drawing from the river 4,500 cubic feel of water per second. With n fall of 9.10 feeta horse power estimated nt 4,040 could bo ob tained , nt a coat of I3GO.OOJ. The figures did not appall the association , but the members wisely concluded to sloop on them. Dakota. The Presbyterians of Aberdeen are dis cussing plans for a church. The contract lias boon let for tlio erection of n city ball , In Dcadwood , to cost $10,039. . 'Out of 700 carp , recently shipped from Plattsmonth , Neb. , to Rapid Cliy , two reachedihclrDestination allvonnd wriggling , The commissioners ot Lake county have offered n number ot ci.h prhos for the de struction ot gophers. The prizes rnngo from $1 to $10. There Is a great scarcity of cats In the ter ritory , nnd , as n consequence , rats nnd mloo nro overrunning the bins nnd grnlnarlos , Some enterprising lownns are gathering In the surplus of felines and shipping thorn to Dakota , whore they bring $3 each. Several southern towns nro quietly but vigorously pulling for the cnpltol prize. Huron is In the thick of light , and mutters dofiontly thnt It docs not "want anything thnt combs too darned easy , " The Cnnn Vnlloy Chief rises poonlx-llko nbovo the prairie flames nnd utters the innlcdiction that the newspaper correspondent pendent "Is the prluco of nil liars , beside whom Judas Iscarlat Is n molehill to a mountain , " The scorching breath of the Chief Is nioro disastrous to truth than the hurricane of lire was to the country. This is the thirteenth year of the opening ot the Black Hills country to settlement. The Rapid City Republican says thirteen Is commonly thought to bo an unlucky number , but the present indications nro that in this Instance the number Is decidedly n lucky ono. ono.Tho nwful flames which rci'ontly ravaged largo suctions of the tcrrllory loft n track of black ruin in the country nnd filled many homes nnd hearts with sorrow ; the sequel of onu sad death Is reiwrtcd by the Rnpld City Republican. Eloise Madison met her death In the flames. The remains were brought to Rapid City for interment. Back nt her old homo she loft a love" , who wus noon to mnko her his wife. He know not the terrible fiito of the girl. A tow weeks after her dcMh bo arrived in the Hills with all the ardor and happiness of a lover , and called unexpect edly on a friend of the family. The restrained greeting did not arouse suspicion , nnd ad dressing the lady of thu house ho asked , "Does Nellie sing nnd piny ns much as of old1 ! ' "My God ! " exclaimed the lady , "don't you know that Nellie is dead and buricdl She wns burned to death In n prairie flro. " Tlio sudden announcement wns too much for him. Ho passed from ono fainting lit to an other , and nftor n week's euro recovered suf ficiently tn Journey homo , brnkcu in heart and strength. Three days after his arrival there ho died. msxnicT couitT. Liltlcntlon Over n lili ; Burn A Hung Jury Otlinr Unsns. In February , 1830 , John B. Shaw nnd John Field , carpenters , entered Into an agreement with the Standard Cattle company to con struct n barn for the latter on Its ranch near Ames , Nob. The foundation was of brick , and their contract called for the hardest burned , most durable sewer brick. Plain tiffs petition says the work was completed In August nnd paid for. Afterwards the company discovered that many of the bricks wore of nn inferior quality , nnd at great cx- pensu it wns compelled to rebuild the walls. Suit was then brought against Shaw nnd Field for S2,0l)0 ) , and the case is now on trial before Judge Donuo. After being under lock and key for forty- two hours , the Efllo Smith Jury was finally brought into court yesterday , and liber ated. Each of the twelve men said that there was no possible show of arriving ut a verdict. The stood eight for acquital to four for conviction. Judge GrofT overruled a motion of Eftlo's attorney to release her on 'her own recognizance nnd she wus remanded back to jail with instructions to remain there until next term of court , when a now trial will bo given her. That old litigation in which Messrs. Reeves , Christiansen and others nro suing the town company of Florence for possession of certain streets , was argued before Judge Wnkely , in the equity branch. Whichever way the case is decided it will bo carried to the supreme court. JudiroGroff will hold court next week in Sarpy county. Tliomus A. Crcigh has brought two suits against Morris T. Heath et al. to recover on two prommissory notes of $350 each , mudo February 13 , 1SSS. Daniel Jones filed a bill in the district court , yesterday , for divorce from his wifu , Maggie Jones. They were married ut Fremont - mont , Dodge county , Nob. , in 187C. The husband claims that his wife is and has been a habitual drunkard and has been guilty of extreme cruelty ; that his lifo has been en dangered and that his marital relations are now intolerable. Fred Christiansen sued GoorgoTlmmo and Henry ICuhl for fr't O , alleged to bo duo on n 'contract for building a house in Benson's addition. A transcript In the case of the state against Ilattio Ublo was filed in tbo district court yesterday. She Is charged with perjury. It will be remembered that she swore that R. M. Patterson was the father of her unborn child , when she had him arrested. Judtre Groff will go to Papllion Monday to try the murder case of Robert Smith , ' a rail road brakeman , who is charged with killing a man by the name of Sullivan by throwing him from a train. United Stntcn Court. Forty-four citizens of Nebraska have boon drawn to servo the country as Jurymen In the United States court which convenes at this city two weeks from next Monday. Half of these aru designated ns grund nnd the other half us petit jurors. Thu grand jurors are : Peter O'Rourko , Omaha , J. II. Ager , Ord , W. C. Austin , West Lincoln , T. W. Smith , McCool Junction , L. B , Palmer , Hastings , Ernest Brandt , Omaha , D. A. Way , South Omaha. Frank Foster , Helena , .Samuel Bry- son , A sill and , Richard Coryoll , Brock , D. W. Randolph , Fullci-ton , Henry Clark Swanton , William H. Taylor , To bias , Peter O. Boysen , Omaha , John G. Little , Valentino ; W. B. Dlxon , Omaha ; J. W. Perkins , Niobrara ; George West , ClurJts ; A. P. Gillette , North Platlo ; F. L. Blumcr , Omaha ; Henry Gosh , Spring field ; Gcorgu Benson , Omaha. The petit jurors are : A. R. Guoloby , Falls Citv ; George W. Roberts , Omaha ; IsaaoToIand , Greenwood ; Frank Coleman , Crete ; John L. Slovens , St. Deroin ; W. S. McGowan , Barada ; Wultor M. Suoley , Ben- nott.I. ; D. Crans , Hastings : 1C. W. Hyors , Lincoln : J. S. Edwards , Lincoln ; C. S. Bukur , Beatrice ; C. J.MurtIn , Clav Center ; Bnrrett Scotl , O'Neill ; J. B. Nicholson , Sprlngllold ; Ed Collln , Ord ; John Silvern , Superior ; Robert French , Kearney ; John Manning , Pawnee ; Rooert Doom , Ashland ; James Warren , Red Cloud ; W. C. Jolly , Tccumsoh. County Court. David London commenced notion ngamst the Nebraska Edwards Burner company to recover $500 on a promissory note. . Hugh G. Clurk fiued Jotior & Young for ? 2UO alleged to bo duo for rent of a building at tit3 South Tenth street. I'cuitllar Justice. Sunday last , Peter Nowland , assistant porter ter nt the Barker hotel , wont to Council Bluffs to spend the day , ami look his favorite canine along. As tlio evening approached , 10 repaired to the depot and purchased a LlriKel for Omaha. Whllo awaiting his train , an otllcor urrcstrd him , looking him up on a charge of drunkenness. Tlio n xt morning , lie boy was arraigned boforu the police mag- stratu , nnd when ho was told of the charge against him and Informed thu court .hat ho was not Intoxicated at the time ho was arrested , the ofllcor who had made thu arrest stopped up nnd told the court that tlio soy hud been arrested as a vagrant. The court imposed u line of SS nnd costs. Young Rowland protested that ho was porter ut .he Barker hotel. In Omaha , but to no avail. The boy was held In custody until an attache of the hotel went to Council BlutTn and paid : ho flnu , I.ooUIng KOP n Tlilof. Constable Boll , of Subctha , Kan. , Is In Iho city looking for n thief who alnlo a horse at Iowa Point , Kun. , last week , sold it In Sabetha and purchased a ticket for Omuhn. A colored man named James Dick has boon arrested on suspicion of being the man wanted. The owiior of tha stolen horse will arrive to-day to Jdontify the prisoner. ENDED HIS LIFE IN A CELL , On Old Omrxlm Mun Suloldos nt Llnoolu. A VICTIM OF THE DRINK HABIT. 4 Pooullnrltlna of the Nebraska tlvo Mnnunl Kino Crop I'ros pcots Supreme Court LINCOLN BUHRAU op TUB OMAHA BRB , ) ; I 10S P STUKKT , t ' LINCOLN. April 2 Last night nt 10:50 o'clook nn old , haired man , who gave his name ns Thomas Kinney and Ills ago ns sixty-five , was brought to the pollco station by Onieer Morrlsny. lie said thnt lie CAIIIO from Omaha , or at least that ho had friends there , and Informed the rnptaln thnt ho followed the business of peddling. He were n grey , checked shirt nnd a pair of Jeans pants. Ho had been .drinking heavily. A short time before bo was arrested bo was nt Opponholmor's sa loon , and said there that ho had been robbed of his "lltllo tin box , " nud could not make n living without It. Ho seemed very despond ent , nnd sold ho might as well kill himself. The box , ho said , had boon stolen from him In Carr's saloon , nnd ho bad been there searching for it. Ho was searched at the station nnd on him wore found 15 cents , n knlfo nnd two smnll keys. Late in the afternoon he hna gene to the drug store of Woompner & Hargls , on North Ninth street , where ho had procured several grain * of morphine , Which was jmt In a small box brought by him for the pur pose. This , it seems , escaped the .ofllccrs when they searched him , nnd between 5 and C o'clock this morning ho took flvo grains of the poison. When ho began to bo siok an examination wiw made ami the box wa-i found. Dr. Simmons was sent for , remedies were nt , once administered nnd the patient wns walked nbout the floor , but all efforts were of no avail , and at 8:85 : ho dlnd. During thu night ho wanted to have his friends in Omaha know thnt ho was going to die , mid asked to see nn Omnha reporter. Mr. A. CricU called nt the siatlon afterward , bringing iho box which the old man , hnd lost. Ho had loft it at the Fred & .foe's saloon , on South Ninth street. The coroner" was called and the body was taken to 1 lent em's undertaking rooms. Nebraska' * ) In ! lnliitlvo Manual. The Nebraska legislative manual has Just been Issued. It Is bound In a beautiful shade of blue cloth , nnd is a model of neatness niul accuracy. Ono of the great morning news papers of the stale has the honor of having issued it. Brnd D. Slaughter and Walt M. Seoloy are each accredited as being Presby- toriau ministers in good standing , whllo Chuplnln Tate is raised to the Dignity of u Nebraska editor. S. U. Roberts , the chicken fancier , is recorded n pettifogging lawyer nnd .loo Eastorday , the lawyer , ns n "Jim Crow" printer. It is intimated that the boys will institute suit against the manual for criminal libel. Brad Slaughter nud Wait Sceloy fool the worst aggrieved. Fine Crop I'ro.sppotR. Hon. L. W. Gllchrist , member of the bonrd of secretaries of the stnto board of transportation , has Just returned from a trip through the western nnd northern portions of the stnto , ! have lived In Nebraska twenty-live years , " he says , "and never saw such prospects for small grain us wo have this year. In Custer comity wheat , oats and r.vn already mat the ground. I think the year will bring forth good crops generally throughout the stale. Ncbrasknns are doing better farming than in former years. Tlio ground was properly plowed nnd prepared before seeding. There is more In this than in the season. I do not fear the drouth tnlked of by croakers , ana you will llnd thnt Hie farmer who properly tills his soil \ \ _ \ \ \ have fair corn in the event of dry weather. With favorable weather , though. Nobr.isku will have the best crops in her history. " Supreme Court News. The following cases were lllcd for trial in the supreme court yesterday and to-day : Cordelia II. Sued vs. John Hickotl. Error from Fillmore county , Andrew Henry vs. James Yliot. Error from Douglas county. Joscuh M. feather vs the County of ICcnr- noy. lirror from Kearney county. CJeorgo Burke ot nl vs Jolm Popper. Error from Douglas county. L. L. Lindsay vs. James Hoatou. Error from Lancaster county. The Gulo SulKy Harrow company vs. E. G. Luughlin. Error from Cass county , dClark D. Oaborno et nl vs. Hirlo A. Can- Held et al. Error from Douglas county. A Dclcriiim TronuMis Victim. Last nlirht n man who gave his name as Gaorgo C. Banner wns arrested nnd brought to the police station. Ho appeared to bo sick nnd thn complaint entered against him on the books wns suffering from nervous disorder. Tlio truth Is , however , that thu man was suffering from delirium tremeus nnd had come to thu last round In the ladder. Ho gave his occupation ns that of an agent nnd was locked up for safe keeping. Ho wns placed in n cell nnd vain given u blanket with which to cover himself. Some time after word ono of the ofllccrs went in to sue that everything was nil right , nnd found that Bonner had torn the blanket into strips and wus earnestly endeavoring to lynch hnnsolf by using the top ot the cell nsn gallows , The blanket was taken from him and he then se cured n piece of old tin can with which ha tried to behead Himself. This was nlho taken nwny and the man is Htlll In the laud of the living. Ho will probably bo taken to BOIIIU hospital for medical treatment. Oilil Follows at Iwrfje. About ono hundred and fifty persons loft this city to-day on tno special Burlington train chartered by the Oddfellows of Lin coln to carry thum to the ulalo gathering of their order ut Beatrice. They were accom panied by the cadet band and wove on their faces the look of peoplu determined tn luve n treed time nmior any circumstances. They remain till latu lo-nlght , tha train belli ; ; en tirely subject to their orders. About thirty also wont over tlio Union Pacific. City NUWH mid NotoK. Judge Popploton nnd Judge Woolworth , ef Omaha , transacted business to-day bcfora tha supreme court. Governor Thuyor Joined tlio Odd Fallows celebration to-iiuy in Beatrice , returning homo at 10:80 : to-night. Ho repurta a very pluasant occasion. A suit was begun to-day In which C , B. Bench wns the plaintiff and Kx-Pollco .ludgo Parsons defendant , which may provo lo beef of uncommon Interest boforu it ts finished , The petition of Bench nllugus Hint during Ills term of oflico Parsons wus guilty of mis appropriating funds belonging to tha city , to thu amount of ? 1,0)0 ) , nnd hu sues for tlil.1 amount. The defendants in this cusu are . Parsons and bis bondsmen. Mrs. A. D. Cox , who wus found to bo In- boring under an attack of insanity , brought on by religious excitement , a faw duyx ago , wib to-day before thu board of insanity com missioners. Lust December , nbout thu middle of th month , an emery wheel In the foundry of C B. Hedges burst , nnd u young man mimed Enos Meyer , who wns working at the wliuol , was Instantly killed. Hu won the only up iwrt of his wldowud mother und his sUlorx , Tills afternoon the mother brought suit IB thn districl court for damages in tlio sum ol 10,000 , alleging thnt the accident wus duo K n defective wheel. An Unknown Girl Biilolil < > s , DKTKOIT , April li-An ( ) unknown girl about nineteen years of ago , committed BUI jldo this morning by Jumping Into the river I'lio body has nut been recovered. Children Cry for Pitcher's ' Castorla. Whim nbjr woa leV , we giro her Caatorta. Wbeu lie WM a Child , tlio cried for Cnitoria , Wlinn ilia became lUan , iho clunp to Conor ! * , JVl'iihhol