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I'HE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY , JUNE 6. 1889.
THE DAILY BEE. I'GULISHUD EVKttY MOIININO. TERMS o Dfttly ( Morning IMIUon ) Including BUMDAY liKK , i Ono Year . 10 JTorBU Month * , , . .i . COO VorTbroe Montbi . . . . . . 260 TIIB OMAHA SUNDAY HRK , mailed to any nrtdrcBi , Ono Vcnr . . . . -00 WCXKLY Ur.K , Ono Yetir . 300 OMAiiAOrnc . No . H nnil 810 FAnxAM Btn KT. CiitOAfio urncK. 607 ItooKRnr Huti.niHO. WKW roiiKOrncr. . Itonusll AND l5TiitnuN Jitnt.i > iNo. WAPIIINIITON OVVIOB , No. 618 FODllTIEMTIl BtltEKT. COUuK31'ONI > nNCB. All commnnlcntlons relnting to n ws and edi torial matter should be addressed to the KUITOB romlttancci should b All buslnos * letters and itddreniodto TUB IIKB Ptniusnimi COMPANY- . OtiAHA. Draft * . checks and postpllic * orders M be made payable to the order of tbo company. 'Ac Bee PaWiSuingliipy , Proprietors , E. ROSEWATISR , Editor. T11H UAIIiY 1HSL3. Sworn Statement of Circulation. Elate of Nebraska , I. . K County ot Douglas. I ' OcorioIl.Tzsrhnck. secretory of The Ilee Pub- llahliiRCoinnnny , doi-s solemnly swear Unit tbo actual circulation ot TIIK UAH.V IlKie Tor tbo vcek ending. I uno 1. 1BE9. wasai follows ! Fundar. May 2H Jlontlnv. Mays" ! Ttlc8diiV.Miiy 28. . . . . . . . ' \Vcmic8day.Mriyua. * . - Tlnirmlav. MayliO . 1MCT .JTlilny. May Hi . ll'.filS ' 'Baturday. Juno 1 . HV"t Average . 1 H. 855 UKOKQK n. TZSCIIUCK. Sworn to bcforo me nnd subscribed to In my t > rcence this 1st day of.lunn. A. 1) . lf n. Seal. N. 1' . KK1L , Notary Public. Btnteot Nebraska , ! - County of nomjlas. | S3t Goorco II. TzschiicK , being duly sworn , do- poies and says that he it Bncrctnryof The lira j'tibllHliIng tompnnv , tliat the actual average dally clrcnlntlon ot The Dally lleo for the month of Juno , lew , 1U.2I2 copies ; for July. JtSS , IP.Oin copies ; JorAn U3t , lttt , l : , U3 copies : lor September. 1) ) < 8 , l .l.'il copies ; for October , 38 ! < .i , i tsu roplus ; for November , 18t8. W * ! roples ; tor lleroml > ' < r , IS.SS , If. I copies ; for .Immnry. 1IW , ltu > 7 < copies ; for February , 18-.li , JS/JWI copies ; for Mnrcn. ] 8S ! > , 18t5l copies ; for April , llfou , m,5f , copies ; for May. 1VO , 18,0W ! copies. fc OEO. II. T/SKHUOlC. Sworn to before mo and subscribed In my [ Seal. ] presence till * 3d day of June , A. 1) . , 18SW. N. P. FEIL , Notary Public. WISCONSIN is enjoying a season of .profound rest from political turmoil. The state treasury is empty. MORMONS nro migrating to Manitoba. JTho tompcraturo of Utah is becoming1 too high for their licolth. Dorii..AitS talk louder than words. Expressions of sympathy , to bo effec tive , should bo written on sight drafts. biennial mania for a market liouso is ripening in Omaha. It is not likely to bo any more dangerous than its predecessors. TIIK bids of the gas and electric light companies promise a butter and cheaper system of street lighting than Omaha has heretofore enjoyed. LKT there bo no delay in the compil ation of the revised ordinances. They should bo issued as soon as possible and certainly not later than the JJrst of August. THE board of public works and the council should put the screws on the irrepressible adventurers and straw bidders who secure contracts for paving nnd other public works and fail to live up to their agreements. THE railroad commissioners of Mis souri have decided to reduce local freight rates. The announcement re minds us that Nebraska once had a rail road commission. Has it been lost in the lloodV. Iir Bismarck over placed any faith in the democratic yarn that Blaine is a eick man , ho must have felt very much lilco having some one give him a healthy and vigorous kick after the Samoa conference. "TlS an ill wind that blows nobody good. " The Johnstown disaster is giv ing life insurance the greatest boom iu 'years. A picture of the Hood is all that is necessary to convince a man of the uncertainties of lifo and the benefits of a fat policy to his survivors. PiioiiiuiTiox is a boon to one branch of industry in Kansas. The state uni versity is about to graduate a class of pharmacists , "full of youth and enthu siasm for u great mid , growing profos- eion. " The drugstore is the favored child of prohibition in Kansas , M. RouviKit , the French premier , lias issued orders to his subordinates instructing them to do all in their power towards helping his party to re tain its prestige. The great French man has probably beou taking lessons . .froth a democratic civil service re former. THK Virginia political factions threaten to secede unless the local spoils are equally divided among thorn. If the "cohesive power of public ollico" is necessary to hold the Virginia wran glers , the sooner they uro turned iulriftt the bolter for the country. Lot us have peace. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ TlIKilK ia but sixty-six cents dilTcr- once between the ilrst cost of Etono and wooden pavement per yard. Property owners will confault their pee ots by selecting the former. Stone lasts for ever , while wooden block rots and musl 1)0 replaced within flvo years. The best is alwuyB the cheapest , and in this Instance , it moans a great saving ; to tax payers. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ IT WOULD appear from the bids linndod in to tlio council for lighting the city that each incandescent lighl would cost the city per month as much us each gas lamp coats the city poi year , In otlor ) words , if the city bo lighted by electricity , nnd the cost ol that sorvluo per annum bo kept down to the price of gas , eaeli oloctrio light would have to tnlco the place of twelve pas lamps. The question is , can it bo douoV _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ "ONK touch of nut uro makes the whole world kin. " Ono of the Ilrst towns to respond to the cry for aid for the Hood sufferers was Jacksonville , Fla , , whoso pcoplo recently felt the rav ages of death and the succoring hand of humanity. Scourged in thu flros of misfortune , they know the benefit of prompt aid , and their limited moans responded to the impulses of their gen- troua hoarU , J2X271/1 SESSION GOSSIP. There is still uncertainty regarding nn extra session of conjrross. It has re cently boon reported from Washington that republican senators have boon nd- vlsod at the whlto house tlmt It will bo inportnnt for thorn to bo within call In Dotobor. On the ether hand , the bo- iof is expressed that the president will lot call an oxtrn session , The proba- ilhty Is that no very serious attention ms yet been given the matter by the ircsidont , there being no urgency for ts consideration. Shortly after the ncomlng ot the administration thcro wns a very ponoral fooling among re publican members of congress th.it the situation imperatively required an extra session , but tlio re has at no lime been any Intimation from the president ns to what vlow ho hold. If n majority of the republican members doom It oxpo- dlont to call congress together in Octo ber the president will doubtless acqul- osco ; but ho will very likely not act in the matter except upon such represen tation. The only consideration that now has any great weight upon the question is the certainty of a protracted light over tlio rules. These tlio repub licans uro intent upon changing so that the minority can not block and thwart legislation doslrod by tlio majority , and tholr clTort to do so will bo mot with a stubborn resistance. If the contest thus assured is not entered upon until tlio regular time of mooting in Decem ber a month or two of the regular ses sion will certainly bo consumed in this way , whereas it is possible that if congress - gross were to moot in October the fight might bo brought to a conclusion by the date at which the regular session would commence. There can bo no doubt as to the de termination of the democratic minority to solidly and persistently resist any chnngo in the rules. On this , if on nothing else , they can bo depended upon to "got together" and to remain united. Under the existing rules they possess an advantage for the obstruction and defeat of legislation objectionable to thorn , which these propose to hold on to , If it bo possible to do so. A demo cratic senator is quoted as saying that a parliamentary struggle , such as the county has seldom witnessed , will begin the moment almost the house comes together. "It will bo a con gress , " said this senator , "of partisan bitterness from the start , and I give the republicans notice that It will be im portant for them to have ovary ono of their mon present from the beginning. Our people do not intend to raako any surrender of position or of principle. " This unquestionably represents the feel ing of every democratic member of con gress , and the party whip will bo vigorously employed , if necessary - ossary , to keep all of thorn in lino. The principle they will con tend for is simply that of enabling the minority to defeat the will of the majority. Unfortunately , that majority will be so narrow that it will bo a very dllllcult matter to defeat the purpose of the op position by the usual method of pro cedure. As the roll of tlio house has boon ollicially made up by the clerk the republican majority is three. The election of representatives in the now states will probably increase the ma jority to eight. This is n very narrow margin in a house composed of three hundred and twenty-llvo members , and in order that the repub licans may carry out their plan , every ono of their mon , as the democratic senator already quoted said , will have to bo present from the bo- ginning. Having thus in view the cer tainty of a prolonged contest , the ques tion is whether it shall bo entered upon a man th or two in advance of the regular date for the assembling of congress , or deferred until the constitutional time of meeting and thus bo allowed to consume perhaps months of the regular session. A FEW FIGURES. Mr. Hitchcock was very careful , in his issue of Tuesday , to avoid a con templation of the figures given by TIIK UKIS , which show positively that this paper has over six thousand paying city subscribers in a given territory to the World1 a twenty-eight hundred odd pa pers , a largo proportion of the latter being delivered on trial. Our figures are taken from a census just about com pleted and are absolutely correct. Mr. Hitchcock llguros out that the total circulation of his paper exceeds by about 200 the total circulation of TIIK EVKNINO BEK. In this estimate- In cludes his entire exchange list , his cir culation at Council Bluffs and hundreds of papers that lie unsold on the coun ters of newsdealers in every village in the stato. When ho deals with for eign advertising ngonta ho claims to have a circulation of thrco or four thou sand ouisido of Omaha , and when ho deals with the merchants of Omaha , ho claims that all his circulation is in this city. Whom does ho victimize in his imposture ? Assuredly not the mer chants of Omaha who uro familiar with the sharp practice. On the ether hand when ho computes the circulation of TJIK E\'icxiNO BKK , which notoriously is entirely in the city and Is not used as an exchange with ether papers , ho carefully omits TIIK SUNDAY BKE , which also covers the Hold which his paper covers and in addition u very largo field that he can never hope to cover ? Why does ho not incorporate Tin : SUNDAY BKI : in his daily average , aa ho does TUB SUNDAY WOULD ? Whore would ho land In such n comparison ? In fact , \vhoro would his "baking powder mark" bo if Tim SUNDAY BKK , with its olghtoon to twenty thousand paid subscribers was placed as u sot-off against his alleged circulation of papers strewn promiscu ously in people's yards and scattered broadcast over the country ? Wo have stated , and wo repeat , that in a given territory within the limits of Omulm in which TIIK Bun delivers by carrier over six thousand of Its dailloa , Mr. Hitchcock scatters promiscuously for pay und on trial less than twenty- nine hundred dailies. Wo have the name of every subscriber , and will present thorn in duo form at the proper time , if ho insists on un exhibit. In this connection it might ho wull to observe that while the three other dailies of Omaha have been throwing their pupara.rigb.tuuuloft , scouring the city front center to circumference by a company ot solicitors , drumming up subscribers and throwing their papers upon the people , TitR Buu has hold its own legitimate circulation without any special exertion to increase It. TltK BEK'circulatos between olghtoon and twenty thousand papers steadily to people plo who want It nnd pay for it. THIS BKK is the only newspaper In Omaha that is firmly established and on a paying basis , and will continue to load the procession. AID FOn TI1E The mooting at Boyd's opera house last night evidenced the determination of the people of Omaha to give substan tial aid to the homeless victims of the Conomaugh flood. No disaster in our tlmo appeals BO strongly to the gonor- oslty of the pcoplo. There Is no time for wasting words In thrilling appeals. The story of the havoc told every day in the dispatches is sufficient to induce every man , woman and child to contrib ute according to their means fo relieve the distress in the valley ot death. Omaha cannot afford , to lag in the roar in this great work of humanity. Slio has given generously to the sulTor- crs by lire nnd storm. Her purses were loosoncd and the contents lavishly poured out when Chicago wept nmld her ruins. The victims of the great blizzard wcro liberally provided for , and the unfortunates of the grasshopper plague were relieved by tlio prompt as sistance of charitable people. The sur vivors of the Johnstown floods are the wards of the pooplo. All that they pos sessed has boon swept away. Family , friends , fortune , have gone down in the besom of a destructive torrent. They are houseless nnd holplcss , nuked nnd hungry , with nothing loft to lighten their overwhelming sorrow. Plagues and pestilence threaten to fol low in the wako of the Hood. Bowed down with unspeakable grief , they are in no condition to resist disease. They need instant succor to save from dispair and death. They need cash , not a long- range sympathy. Every man in receipt of wages , ovcry professional man and merchant , every family can afford to give a trifle mid swell Omaha's contribution to credita ble total. MEMOIIAHLE The destruction of Johnstown and contiguous towns has no parallel in the history of the country. The details of the disaster appall the mind. Maps , dia grams and vivid description can not comprehend the awful ruin wrought in an hour. Whore thriving cities were , desolation reigns. Whore hundreds of busy workshops stood , where the hum of industry mingled with the activities of trade , and where thousands of homos evidenced tlio thrift of the inhabitants , there is nothing but a vast sea of ruins , the graveyard of thousands of human beings. It is doubtful if the total loss of lifo will over bo known. Estimates range from flvo to fifteen thousand. It is al most certain to exceed ton thousand , or one-fourth of the population of the de vastated valley. An unknown number are buried boncath the debris of the disaster. To recover thorn is an almost hopeless task. Ancient or modern history records but few disasters approaching this in destructive fury and suddonoss. Vor- suvius completed the ruin of Pompeii and Horculatioum by burying the val ley of the Campana under twenty to eighty feet of lava , rock and ashes. The convulsion of Lisbon in 1755 , lev eled the greater portion of the city in an instant , killing forty thousand per sons. Like the Johnstown disaster , flro followed to complete the work of de struction. Within the last ten years the world has witnessed convulsions of nature , of ap palling magnitude and destruetivoness. Less than two years ago fifteen thousand persons were killed by an earthquake in Yun Nan , China. In 1887 , the valley of the Yellow river in China was over whelmed with IlooJs , which depopu lated and destroyed thousands of miles of country. Ono hundred thoustnd people lost their lives ; and nearly two million were rendered , home-loss and destitute. Tlio Java earthquake of 183U ranks among the most destructive to lifo and property of which there is any record , Tlio shook ravaged an area ot land one hundred miles square , and extended into the sea for a great distance. The lowest estimate of the loss of lifo was fifty thousand , though it was nearer eighty thousand. Two towns were de stroyed by lava , ono swallowed up by openings in the earth , and twenty de stroyed by tidal waves which swept the coasts. Tlio earthquake which rocked Iho Island of Ibchla , off the coast of Italy , destroyed four thousand lives in a mo ment , leveled three towns and partially destroyed five. Two years before , the town of Clilo , Greece , was shaken by an earthquake and flvo thousand lives lost. Ono thousand lives were lost by a sim ilar convulsion in Asiatic Turkey in 1883. 1883.A A torrifle hurricane swept through southern England and northern Prance in 1831 , destroying u vast amount of properly on land and sea. One hundred lives were lost in Great Britain iilono. Tlio floods in Germany and Hungary in 1833 swept away fifteen hundred lives und property worth millions. During 1885 n terrible earthquake ravaged ono thousand square miles of Spain , destroying fifteen towns , twenty thousand buildings and thrco thousand lives. The shocks continued for twenty days , causing u loss of ono hundred mil lion dollars. A few months later the vale ot Cashmere was shaken by an earthquake , killing throe thousand per sons , forty thousand head of stock und destroying sovonty-llvo thousand build ings. A year later six towns In Greece were leveled by a like destructive agency , killing flvo hundred und wounding1 ono thousand persons , Tlio South Carolinu earthquake is of comparative rooont occurrence The loss of life was small , consid ering the amount of property destroyed. Compared with the Johnstown dis aster , the Mill river Hood in Massa chusetts Hftoon years ago pales into in significance. The reservoir covered ouo hutidrod aud turouty-four acroi with nn nvorago .depth of twenty-four foot , nnd furnished ( i reserve supply ot water for flvo factory towns. Pour vil lages were swopit qwny by this flood , two hundred livqs lost nnd ono nnd n half million dollars worth ot prop erty destroyed. t > No Hood sincot'No'mVB tlmo has boon so destructive of'lifo us the Johnstown disaster. j ' The Concinuufrh-rosorvolr sorvoa no good purpose. Jtj as the retreat of sports , the pleasure ground of idleness. For seven years It stood llko the shadow of death over Jlho valley , und no measures were taken to remove the con stantly increasing danger. It Is useless to speculate now on what might have boon. The harm is done , tlio ruin is complete und irredeemable. No amount ot post mortem indignation can lighten the awful gloom of that region - gion or relieve the crushing sorrows ot the saved. Parents can not bo restored to tholr children or children to their parents. The ruined homes can bo restored und ropooplod , the factories and stores rebuilt , and the thrift and picturesque beauty of the valley restored by the mellowing hand of tlmo , but the story of death and destruction will over remain a lamentable record of man's In difference to surrounding dangers. PllKSIDKNT IIAUUISON has SOt till OX- umplo of sympathy with tlio surviv- 6rs of the Johnstown calamity , and of active interest in their behalf , which will bo universally commended. Im mediately on learning ot the disaster ho proffered whatever assistance the government could render in forwarding tents and rations , and also telegraphed a personal contribution to the mayor of the stricken city. At a mooting of the citizens of Washington on Tuesday night ho presided , and in appro priate terms presented the claims of the sufferers to benevolent con sideration. The result was that ton thousand dollars were subscribed on the spot. The dignity of the presiden tial ofllco was in nowise sacrificed by this course of its incumbent , but rather will the man and the ofllco bo elevated thereby in the esteem of all right- thinking mon. President Harrison has , by his conduct in this mutter , drawn the people more closely to the exulted sta tion ho occupies without in the least de gree impairing its character. TIIK first practical stops toward state hood have boon taken in Wyoming. Governor Warror } has issued a procla mation calling for an election , to beheld hold the first Monday in'July for dele gates to a constitutional convention. The convention will moot the first week in September , arid | the result of its labors will bo sulunit od for rejection or ratification at thp November election. There is a widespread disposition among the people" to sot aside partisan ship pending thestu'tohood / campaign , which may last aycaV or two , and pull together as a unit for the boon of homo rule and equal rights. By this plan they will not antagonize the great par ties and soeuro greater- consideration than is otherwise1possible. . MINNESOTA has developed an asylum scandal approaching that of Cook county. A singular feature of- the in vestigation is the remarkable memory of the superintendent. The death of a patient under circumstances pointing to murder created so slight an im pression on his mind that ho did not re port it to the trustees. A forgetful memory is a most convenient shelter for mon in public station. EiaiiT years ago Kate Shelly , then in her teens , imperiled her lifo to save a passenger train from plunging into the DCS Moines river , and succodod. Now she is reluctantly telling the story of her heroism to save her mother's homo from the grip of a mortgage. The incident is a pointed illustration of the ingratitude of a railroad corporation. This Hritaln Bowled Up , Jloston Heraltl. The British naval ofilcer who wants to fight thi3 country bos evidently bean Uohrin ? up. Mammoth Giuiililcr-i. Cincinnati Caintncrcliil. Hotting on borso racing is just as demoral izing , so far us it goes , as battlucr on grain and stock markets. Hut where tons ot dollars lars are lost at the race tracks , thousands are lost in tbo gaming practices known ai speculation. Mr. Cleveland in Now York. Atlanta Constitution. Tbo ono dark spot in the horizon of Mr. Cleveland's prospect of becoming the next democratic presidential nomiaoo is the probability that the party in his state will not endorse him. Jnlco AVtll llellcve Chatincey. CMcaya Kews. Tbo Hon. Jake Kilraln has returned to this conntry from Europe , presumably for the purpose of doing the talking for tbo con tinent while the Hon. Cbauncoy Depow takes Ills annual play spoil abroad , . Don't XJvcrtulk. Ktw 101 * Sim. As a conspicuous candidate for president , Mujor McKlnloy should bo careful ubuut making too many " 'spetechcs. Experience does not show that sj > occhlf.vlng Is helpful to n candidate , Even tnlknig well won't ' save a man if bo talks too liluch1. Whnt ) icy ] Wore. Ho was n Kafllr b ld She was a Xulu mald ; All bis deep lo o'f/o / told As o'er the paod , they strayed , Pleasant tholr | ivc must bo Theirs was simplicity , Theirs was np ( 'illlc. Plain in their happiness , Simple In their style of dross Shown In no fashion book ; All bo were was a look Brimful of tenderness She were a suillo. Hut Hill Got Tlicro Chicago Journal , Governor Hill was hissed at the Cleveland banquet. The mugwumps wcro doubtless the hUsera. Governor' Hill can very well afford to bo hissed oy Cleveland's frlnnds. Ho "got there , " and Cleveland didn't , AVIion the riorpunt On me. Iowa State Itcutnter. The moral of this item U plains For forty- eight years there was not a law case In the town of Moddybombs , Mo. ; neither ivas there a lawyer , liut two weuks ago a luiv- yorh ung out his sign In this primitive Para , duo , nnd now two cltlions are Going to law over n fence law. N15W H OOMMHNT. Flvo hundred and llfty acres of land , a span of mares , wagon , harness , farming im plements nnd tools , n cow , nnd (50 with which to build rrliouRO , nro part of the In ducements offered to every male Sioux to , give tip his rights to the reservations and go to housekeeping. Thcro is many a whlto man who would thank his lucky stars to bctrln Ufa on one-quarter of this capital. The recent defeat of the Mormons at Ogdou has aroused the saints to prevent the possibility of any such occurrence In the coming municipal election at Salt Lako. They do not propose to bo caught napping again , judging by the largo number of naturalization papers now being Issued to newly arrived converts from tlio old world , and by the Interest suddenly taken In poli tics by all clashes of the faithful. The continuation of tbo largo gold exports shows little sign of abating , and is exciting the wonder of commercial circles Inasmuch ns the surplus in the hands of Now York bankers keeps on growing. This is a condi tion which challenges the study and explana tion of financial exports , D Russia is making an attempt to embark in the pork packing industry , Here is nuothor chance for Chicago to the complain to the intcr-stato commerce commission. The good work of removing the overhead wire niiisatico in the city of Now York still cocs on. Since the llrst of January some thing llko twelve liumlroil miles of wlro have been removed. It is qulto evident that \vhon Now York determines to do any tblngsho , does It effectively. The prospocls for the early admission of Idaho to statehood are seriously cmbaronsscd by the preponderance of Mormon voters over the gcntllo population. The balunco of power of that territory is virtually in the hands of the Mormons , and they hnvo dic tated more than once tbo choice of dolcgntcs to congress. In the event of u constitutional convention , thcro is little doubt that the Mormons would attempt to capture It and color the constitution for the proposed state to their own liking. The situation is an unfortunate - fortunate one , and Idaho luiu bettor make up bcr mind to fuco it. STATI2 AND TKUIUTOHY. Nclirnskn Jottln-rH. The Atkinson high school turned out two graduates this year. The Custcr County Farmers' Alliance meets at Hrokcn How on the llth hist. Ton pupils were graduated from the Seward - ard high school at its annual commence ment. The new mayor nnd councilmcn of Friend hnvu closed the saloons and drug stores on Sunday. Prof. J. M. Scott has been re-elected super intendent of the Columbus schools for the ensuing year. About four hundred marcs nnd colts have been received from Oregon by the Kearney Horse company. An extensive nrogrammo has boon prepared - pared for the Nebraska Samierbund , which moots at Grand Island Juno 13 to 111. The now Friend fair association is bound to bavo good races , and is putting the track in line shape for a meeting July 4 und 5. Hay is so plentiful in Uarflold county that n Bunvell man lias fenced in Ins largo garden - don with bales of pressed bay , placed side by side. Seventy-livo dollars roxvard has boon offered for the capture of the thief who stole n team from Eph Anderson , of Wayne , May ; n. > Arthur Edwards , of Hastings , has passed the examination , and has been appointed to the West Point cadetship from the Second congressional district. A mare belonging to John Earner , of Rod Cloud , recently guvo birth to a colt that weighs but twenty-five pounds , measures thirty-two Inches in length , hclqhth tiiirty- ono inches , girth twenty-live Inches , length across hips six inches. The marc weighs 1,100 pounds und the slro of the colt is a well known bor.sc. The colt is healthy and lively und perfectly developed. Saloonkeeper Otis , of Lindsay , took unto himself a wlfo the other day , and the same evening a crowd of about two hundred called on the newly-wedded couple and gave them a "stuvarco. " Eighteen kegs of bcor put tbo visitors into a lovely mood , und while they were enjoying a shooting match , a young son of Ernest Nethon was wounded iu the groin , narrowly escaping Instant death. A romantic wedding took pluco at Ncmaba City a few days ago , thp hick contracting parties being S. D. Ewing , aged seventy- four , nnd Mrs. Griflltb , aged tlfty-Bvo , both residents of Kchurdl ! < on county. The couple met on a passenger tram from Auburn , and , concluding that they were suited for eacb other , they alighted at Netnaha City , pro cured a marriage license , sent for a preacher and were spliced , the whole operation being performed so cxneditlously that , insldo of nn hour they were back ut the depot ready to take the tram for Falls City. Commencement week nt Doane college , Crete , will begin with the baccalaureate ser mon by Dr. J. T. Duryoa , of Omaha , Sunday morning , Juno : t. Dr. A. H. Tlmln. of Omaha , will give the address to the Y. M. C. A. Sunday evening ; Monday evening , Diuvus oratorical contest ; Tuesday morning , senior preparatory exhibition ; Tuesday evening , Hesperian club exhibition ; Wednesday even ing , commencement concert ; Thursday morn- ingi commencement , followed by alumni din ner. The graduates of all colleges , wherever situated and of whatever name , receive n cordial invitation to this dinner as guests of Doano college , nnd are requested to an nounce their coming by letter to the secre tary of the faculty. 1'rof. H. H. Hosford. Tbo letter should bo sent by Juno BO. This is an nttcmpt , for tbo Ilrst time in the history of Nebraska , It is believed , to bring together all college graduates , to renew old collage as sociations. IOWA Itoins. The Oilman Odd Fellows Imvo m ovod into their now hall. Two Mason City young ladles have boon arrested for stealing oggs. Ono hundred and fifty arrests were made in Dos Molncs during May , Forty-one interments , were made in DCS Moines cemeteries during May. Poisonous myrb In the pastures about Eldora has resulted in the death of many cows , The institute for the feeble minded had an uvorago of 410 inmates during the uiontti of May. The state library contains 31,000 volumes according to the catalogue , which is just out. Charles Floyd , of Center Point , has begun the publication of the Iowa Advocate , in the interests of the Sons of Veterans. Kov. John Hood , for eleven yearn pas tor of the Second Presbyterian church of Cedar Hapids , has removed to Gnlosburg , 111. While Mrs. H. T , Smith , living three miles south of Malcom , was returning homo from a neighbor's.Sunday ' night she was assaulted by unknown rulllans. She was dragged from the cart in which sbo was riding and shock ingly mistreated. It is thought bho will die from her injuries. The assailants bavo not boon captured , Diikotn. Rapid City will celebrate the Fourth In grand stylo. Saloon licenses will cost f 1,000 at James town , after July 1. The Sioux Falls motor line will commence running trains Juno 15. The black Hills Soldiers' and Sailors' asso ciation lias u membership of 800. The Black HI1U millers have formed a trust to regulate the price of Hour. A now tnm brldpo is balng built b y the Mllwaukoo company ever tub riloux river east of Canton , Two carloads of machinery for the Hornoy Peak Tin Mining company arrived in Daad- wood last week , A quadruple wedding took place at Standing - ing Kock , recently , four Sioux maldons nnd four young warrior * bomg married by a Cat hello priest , ta the presence of W > 0 In dian * . NON-PARTISAN CONVENTION , The Third Pnrtyltoo Downed lu the Prohibition Camp. WOULD TAKE THE DEVIL'S DUES. Ono Ktitluinlnstlo llcforinor Seen no Objection to Even Sntnn Uo coiulne a Member If Ilo'll l ny the Pco. LINCOLN LJmiEAu or TITO Ostirtx Dan , 1 103) ) 1' StnEnT , LINCOLX , Juno B.I The so-onlloJ non-partisan convention was called to order to-day at 2 o'clock by John A. Dompstor , ot Flllmoro county. On tak ing tbo platform ho called upon Kov. Hoau- nnn , of ttutler county , to offer prayer , after willed ho rend the call nnd proceeded to Rtato the object of the 'mooting. Among ether things liosald : "I want it distinctly understood that the object ot the convention Is purely non-parti- snn. Wo Imvo mot together , not ns republi cans , or democrats , or prohibitionists , or union labor mon , but ns representative people - plo of the great state of Nebraska , who do- slro the suppression of the liquor trnfllo In the stuto. Let It bo understood from the first that the convention shall not bo per mitted to consider the aggrandizement of any person , clique or clan , and that It shall es chew politics in every sense of the word. " Mr. Dempster was roundly applauded at the close of his remarks , Indicating that the two or three hundred people gathered In liolmtimm's hall wcro In hearty sympathy with what the speaker had to say. To his "what's the further pleasure of the house , " G. A. Atkinson was named and elected temporary chairman , and Erlck Johusou nnd A. C. Corblu temporary sec retary. Atkinson , on ( taking the gavel , em phasized Dempster's opening remarks , nnd the Mouse proceeded to business. Deputy Attorney-General Stewart moved tno ap pointment ot a committee of six on plan of campaign niul constitution and by-laws , two from cuch ot the thrco congressional dis tricts. The following goutlouicn wcro ap pointed : From the First , John M. Stewart , of Lancaster , and John C. Yutzy , ot lltch- ludson : the Second , W. S. Handall , of Cloy , nnd Dr. Fitch , ot Adams ; the Third , Fre mont Everett , of Hurt , nndV. . W. Woods , of Shorldan , At this point several orators aired themselves on the .question of perma nent organization , but the gentleman from Suward got there and the temporary organiz iition was mauo permanent. To calm the storm , H. F. Wright , of Charles City , la. , president of the Temperance State alliance , was called for , and ho spread the caglo for fully u half hour , but Instead of calming the storm he created one. rho preliminary one was but a little ruction , Hut ho doubtless accomplished the purpose for which ho was called. The "amen corner" was the whole room when ho had llnlshcd his address. He had promised the assistance of Iowa in the struggle , nnd the mind of ono could not help but wander to the record of "holes in the wall" all over the state. Dr. Creighton , of the Wcslynn university , took up the cry , having been called to make a speech. He rend extracts from a magazine regarding the happiness in Kansas since the abolition of the trnfllc In that state. If not a prohibition party it was a prohibi tion convention that gathered at Bohannn's hall. If non-partisan the same kind of talk was Indulged in during the late campaign in all parts of the state by third-party prohibi tionists. But thn convention was enthusi astic if not large , aud the afternoon was put In by speech-makers , experimentalists , if you will , but some of thorn wcro rattlers. Colonel C. J. Cole , of Illinois , added bis mlto to the Interest of the occasion. The committee on constitution reported , and n highly Interesting discussion onsucd. The actors spread themselves , and the lis teners cheered appoints wore miule. It was ilnally docldod that the title of the organiza tion should bo the Nebraska Non-Partisan Prohibition league , and the articles were changed to conform with the name. This was gall nnd wormwood to the third party- ites. They strugclcd carnostly to Have the word non-partisan stricken out , but it availed them nothing. A prominent lady was hoard to suv in an audible voice , "Thats , a torrlblo mistake. " One article of the constitution provides for the organization of auxiliary leagues in every county of the state , also that county leagues have authority to orgmize auxiliar ies in every school district of each county. Persons of every age or BOX can become members of any leacuo by subscribing to the constitution and paying the sum of $1. An effort was made to prcscribo membership , but It wouldn't wortt. Ono enthusiast said ho would accept tbo fco from Satan himself if It would bolp to down the terrors of alco hol. hol.An effort was also mndo to Ax the ago of membership at nineteen years. This , too , was voted down. Adjournment was then taken until 7:30 o'clock this evening. To tlio evident disappointment of a great many ncoplo who attended the ovonlng and concluding session of the non-partisan con vention , who climbed the tircsomo stairways of Hohanan's hall to listen to the nights of oratory. It was decided to complotc the or ganization of the state league nnd adjourn slno die. Accordingly C. A. Atkinson , of Lincoln , was elected president ; John A. Dempster , of Gonov.i , and Mrs. Anglo Newman - man , ot Lincoln , vico-prcsldonts ; C. A. Kobblns , of Lincoln , secretary ; Henry Hill , of Beatrice , treasurer. The following executive committee was also selected : First Concresslonnl District E. O. Kit- ride , ot Beatrice ; Mrs. Jcnnio Holmes , of Tocuuisoh ; C. F. Creighton and John M. Stewart , of Lincoln ; H. Gillccson , of Wahoo ; John Dale , of Omaha. Second Congressional District Dr. H. P. Fitch , of Hastings : E. S. Abbot , of Crete ; H. C. Harman , of Ulysses ; W. ta. Handall , of FuirJlcld. Third Congressional District Thomas Darnoll , of St. Paul ; James Whitohcad , of Hcdfcrn ; Fremont Everett , of Lyons ; A. C. Squires , of Thomas county. JuUgo Wright then addros-vjd the conspic uously light liouso , arousing considerable en thusiasm , and the contemplated tliroa days' convention caina to an abrupt closo. Not more than two hundred and llfty people stayed to hoar the Judge sound the uoto of war. All lu all the convention did not prove to bo u crowning success. The following were among the prominent NcbrasUuns In attendance at the convention : Profs. Brown and Perry , of Doano col- loco , Crete ; Adjutant General Cole , Repre sentative Whlteheatl , of Custor county : Editor W. S. Kaudall , of the Falrllold News ; Hov. Moulton , of Geneva ; Senator L. G. Hurd , of Clay Uontcr ; cx-Hcprcsenta- tlvo Alexander , of Nomnim county ; S. S , Jones , of Blue Springs ; Superintendent Sqnlro , of Bedford ; Koprtsontativo Mo- Nlcklo , of Gngo county ; Dr. Fitch , of the Hastings Independent , Hov. George Scott , of Sutton. Tlin Hnhool OUIIHIIH. The school census for the past five years' lias arranged an annual Increase of 20,000 school children. The number of school chil dren multiplied by 3.2 gives the popula tion of the stuto. This was vorilled by the federal census In 1880 , nnd also by the state census in lt > 85. The school consul of ISS'J gives a school population of JilT.WO. Now , uislng thu multiple U.'J , it will bo seen that the population of this state is approximately l,07i,000. Adding the average annual in crease for Just flvo years , the population of the Btato In lo'JO will reach 1,075,000. and State Superintendent Lane s.iys it will not vary 10,000 Irom the llgurcs given. Apropos to ttila the state Huporintondoiit'H reports to Auditor Honton , from the certifl- cato of Treasurer Hill , mndo on the Blst day of May , Ib83. there arc now In hi hands and subject to apportionment , bchool moneys Children Cry for Pitcher's ' Castoria. ( Then Rob ? wu lci , we garo her Caetorta. When ( lie WBJ A CliIU , die cried for Cwtorla , When she became Mia , cha cl unc to Cantorta , Whao she hi Children , tbo gare Ui tun C * torl. which nro derived n % follows ! Inloron on Unltod Stntcs bonds , f00 ! ! ; Internet on ntnto bond % fl3OT.0.09i , . stnto tax , fCO,7il.8il ; in terest on county bonds , MO.MI.50 ; Interest on unpaid principal school land * , $141,211.12 ; IOMO school lands , $ WM1.80 ! total , ftf-V 402.73. From UiN , however , the premium mid accrued Interest on bonds purchr.xod , amounting to f 1,813.47 , should bo tlaductoJ , which loaves the actual amount for disburse ment f317,01U.20 , _ Eornmlltt , Not Ilnydon , The mlsU are clearing away in tlio sensa tional arrest ot Washington Scrnmliu , at Nebraska City , a few days ago , on the In formation that ho , nnd no ether , was Bcnnot Ilaydon the heartless murderer of J. P. Branhall , at Hod Oak , In. , m 1SS3 , ROVCII years ago. Sheriff John Willham , of Ne braska City , passed through Lincoln , to-day , on route homo , accompanied by David Scramlln , of Ilartwoll , Buffalo county , a brother of the unfortunate. Washington , whom so many Insist Is somebody olso. David , In conversation with Till" DEI : repre sentative , said that tlicro is no doubt but what the man In custody at Nobrasita City Is his brother , and held without warrant of law. law."Why , " sold ho , "mv brother was serving a two years' Eontcnco In the Nobmika peni tentiary when that murder in Iowa was com mitted. " "What forl" queried TUB BEB man. "Well , I don't hardly know , but 1 guess ho Insisted , once upon n time , that bo had a right to a husband's ' privileges with another man's wlfo. Any way , ho was tried , con victed nnd sentenced for rape. But Wash ington wouldn't kill any ono. I guess ho didn't want to confess that ho had boon in the pen , nnd for this reason bo has had n good deal of unnecessary trouble. I nm go- Ine to Nebraska City , and will soon clear him , nnd I hope ho will milt living In the ground and act more llko a human being , " Stnto HnitRo .Totting. The board of public lands nnd buildings made an ofilclal visit at the state peniten tiary to-day. It will bo remembered that the legislature appropriated $10OJO for the con struction of sewerage there , nnd the board went out to look the ground over and settle preliminaries for advertising contracts aud letting the same. It is remarked that the late legislature mauo an appropriation of $2,000 for beautify- In ir the state house grounds , but that the board of public lands and buildings has for gotten the fact. The grounds are full ot rubbish nnd It would seem that they have boon planted to plgwood. City News nnrt Notes. A movement for the arrest ot Doidtrioh Doirks was sworn out by Honrich Frnnz- meyer , to-day , charging him with assault with a deadly weapon , to wit : "A revolver loaded with bullet and powder. " The com plaint was lllod botoro Judge Stownrt , nnd the parties live In the south part of the county. The arrest will bo made , to-morrow , by Sheriff Mellck. By actual count 2T > 5 delegates are in at tendance at the prohibition convention , rep resenting tbo different counties of the state. Out of ninety counties but fifty-one are rep resented. Lancaster county furnished 14i of the "o5 delegates. THE AFTERNOON TEA. Though for many years the bustle , like an athlete on bis muscle , has maintained Its place successfully in spite of gibe and Jcor. Vet so hard has boon the tussle that at last it has to hustle , or 'will find itself for ever relegated to the roar. A lady is likely to have her skirts whisked about so that good shoes nnd pretty stock ings are of primary importance. An English millionaire paid 10,000 , florins for tlio privilege of kissing the cbocic of the fair Princess d' Arombcrgat a recent charity fair hold In Vienna. Ella Mow do you like Mr. Mash ? I hear ho called the other night. Ethel I think he's fearfully horrid. Ho nsiced mo if I could play on the piano , and I told him that I couldn't play much. "And what then J" "That was all. " The monarch ocean condescends To kiss a muddy shore : And oft a pretty nostril lends Its beauty to a snore. I know that all this isn't news , But it may help you when You wonder pretty women choosa To marry ugly tnon. A new industry has boon invented by a clover English girl. She calls herself on ac countant and auditor for largo households. She finds plenty of employment In looking after the business of a few families of largo expenditures whoso heads have not taste for the work. HE. Nay , hold mo not I must bo going ; Unwind thino arms and set mo frco. The moments lly I must bo doing Braver deeds than kissing thoO. SUB. Have tlioii thy will I would not bind Uico Though it were death to set thee fico. Ah mo I dost think that thou wilt find thco A sweeter fate than Kissing mol The Baroness Griponburg has started a woman's rights paper in Finnish called Homo and Society. Besides the woman question it treats of temperance nnd the higher education. The men are aghast , but the baroness says it is American and pro gressive for woman to edit nowsoapurs , anil * having the means to publish it sbo sees no reason why slio should not make the women of her country acquainted witti her twen tieth century ideas. By Several jj Laramlc ISoomcrana. Ho I Blaine has won the Berlin stakes. Who doubted that be could ? Ho boarded Bismarck in his lair , Just as wo know ho would. Ho carried ovcry point , they say ; Tis proper to surailso That In his close proximity There are no Hies I Cataarh to Consumption. Catarrh In ItHdestructive force stands next to and nniloubtndly loads on to coiiHUtnptloii. It la therefore singular tlmt those nllllcted with tlilu fuurruldlsouao Nhould not innka It thu object ot their lives to rid thomsolvei of It , Deceptlvo muedlea concocted by Ignorant pretenders to medical knowledge have weakened the conll- deuce of the f rent majority of sufferers In all advertised remedies. They become resigned to u Hfo of misery rather than torture thoniselveu \\ltll doubtful palllutlveH. Hut this will never do. Catarrh mutt be met at every htngu nnd combated with all our mlglit. lu muny casvs the ilbouBn lias iiHsuined duiiKur- ona Hyinptom.s , Tlio bones and curtilage of thu nose , thu or tinH ot hearing , of Keelng nnd at tu.stltiK' so allectod im to bo useless , thu uvuluBO eloiuruted. the throat H lulluinod and Irritated ai to moilnco a coiiatant und illatro.tsliiK rough. H INKOIIU'H IAIIGAI ( > CuilK meet * every phaio orc'aturrh , from aulmplu head cold to tno incut loatlisomu and destructive stage * . It la louul ami > iiKtlttitlon > il. Instant In relieving , per manent iu curing , uato , economical ana imvor * Kacn'package contains ono bottle of the IU nr > UAi < CUKE , one box CATAIIIIIIAIJ Hor.vKNT , und an Itii'itovt i ) INIIAI.KU , with treatise ; price , il I'OTTUK DllUQ AMI ) CllKllIUA.1 , COlll'OUATIOK , lloston. OLD FOLKS' ' PAINS. I'nll uf comfort for all Valns , In- tUmmaUon , and Woaknexa of thu -n. . , -AKed U the C'u-ncuiiA ANTI-I'AIM .j2 _ i'i.t8TEii , thollr&t and only palii-ltlll- Ing BtmiKtlitmliiK I'laitcr. New , iiuttautuna- dim and infallible. Vuatly superior to till other romeillei : nnd appliances for relieving pain and strengthening the mimcles. Feels uo6cl trom the moment U la applied At all druft'Uts. Si cents ! live for ll.OJ : or. puBtage free , of rorrim IJllUU ANIJ CUKUIOAb CO. , UtUtOU , MUSS. T'fl