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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , SUNDAY , APRIL G , 18UU.-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. 99c. STORE. GREAT REMOVAL SAL H H We are determined to reduce our stock as much as possible during the next ten days , and have placed slaughtering prices on every article to .bring . about. Now is your opportunity ! Don't neglect us ! ! Everything in this Great Sale ! ! ! GREAT BARGAINS JEWELRY DEPARTMENT. In House Furnishing Goods. 1,000 articles in plated and gold jewelry at factory prices : $1/19 for the Bisscll's Carpet Sweepers. 25c for gold front Bar pins with fine Rhine Stone settings. 89c for the best polished top Cutting Table. , ; 25c for solid Band Rings , worth $1. gold . . , , 39c for Walnut Center Table , worth $1. - 94c for Willow Nursery Chairs. 25c a pair for gold front Cuff Buttons. 50c for 5-foot Step Ladders. 74c for large Willow Clothes Hampers. 25c a pair for silver trimmed Hair Combs. $2/18 for comqlete Decorated Chamber Sets. 49c , 65c , 74c , 88c and < Mc for Bird Cages. 25c a pair for gold-plated Hardrops. $1.98 for best Wood Frame Wringers with vulcanized rubbers. 25c for Ladies' Watch Guards , worth $1. 23c for 1-2 gal. Glass Water Pitchers. 3c for best Flint Glass Tumblers. \Ye have a magnificent line of Jewelry to select from. All of 23c for 4-piece Glass Sets1 98c for colored Lemonade Sets , worth $2. which we offer at equally low prices. GREAT CHALLENGE SALE OF CHILDREN'S CARRIAGES. $4.95 FOR A CARRIAGE LIKE CUT , TRIMMED IN SILK FIGURED GOODS , PLUSH ROLL SATINE PARASOL , OTHERS AT $1.48 , $2.45 , $3.75 and upwards , j Silverware , Clocks , etc. , at Unequalled Prices. Challenge 25c Sale of 9-lc for Nickel Alarm Clocks. o $1.50 Per Set for Rogers Knives. Pocket-Books. Great Chatelaine Bag Reduced from 75c and Sale , 25c. RSS3158PS ? $1.00. flPNiPH Reduced from $1. Xssss .ilUKt' Boys' Wagons , Vclociycds , Bicycles , Safety Bicycles , etc. , from 58c to 35c. Visit Us Early ! You cannot afford ; to Miss this GOLDEN OPPOTUNITY. The 99G Store < o i ii o 1 1 -f r 1 i 11 < N1 h / / , 1 cllllcllll Ot 1. IIC U. . THE LOCAL WORLD OF SPORT , Jack Davis will Soon Tackle the Wonder of the Ooast. THE USUAL BASE BALL GRIND. the Gunners nro Doliijj Whis perings Prom the Wheel Mis cellaneous Gossip and Questions Answered. Davis and Choyninskl Matched. The sporting editor of THE Bur. is in re ceipt of u telegram from the secretary of the Occidental club at San Francisco , Cul. , an nouncing that the match between Joe Choyn inskl of 'Frisco and Jack Davis of this city liad been made andlhat Davis' expense money would bo forthcoming iu the writer's care Within a few days. The club will hang up a purse of $1SOO , $1,500 to go to the winner and t'MO to the loser. Lord Booth , formerly of this city has deposited the sum of $ J.V ) With the Occidental club as a guarantee that * _ Javls will be on hand. The battle has been llxcd for the last week in May , and Choy- jiinski Is already in training for the event. Whllo Davis is evidently n Drst class man , but little is actually known of him hereabouts. He has the credit of having whipped John 1' . Clew Mice , and won innumerable battles with lesser lights. He seems to bo anxious for u go with any one. aud is probably all his friends claim for him. .TooChovnlnski every body knows Is n good 'un. tie is a tall , powerful , ganmy fellow , a glutton for punish ment , a hard hitter and a shifty big tighter. Jlls long reach is his great defensive. Ho and Davis ought to make a stubborn contest. Cillinore-Ijindsay Contest. Harry Gilmore , the Canadian lightweight champion , will bo hero on Wednesday next , und In the evening at the Grand oporu house , will moot Jimmy Lindsay in n ten-round con test for scientific points , for 05 per cent and 05 per cent of the gateGllmoiv , although little stale. Is one of the cleverest pugilists in the country , and the coming set-to will uflonl H line opportunity for the local champion to demonstrate what is in him. While Lindsay has fought some good men , ho has never yet encountered a Drst-rater , and there uro many of his friends who will withhold their Judg ment until they sco him engaged with a man who ranks with the best. The Sohut/nMivereln's Work. The weekly shoot of the Omaha Sehutzen- * orcln was held at the ratigo at Huser park yesterday afternoon , resulting as follows : . 'red Moiisdoth ftt rhrUt Wuethrlelc SI if. Karl. , , , 4 Julius Suhlup 47 I Inns Peterson ID J , JoMeii 4t W. llutt ' . Ill ll.Kusor : w Charles llootscli. IT The conditions were ten shots each at00 yards. Flashes from the Diamond. McConnell , the mute , will bo let out. Charlie Abbey leaves for St. 'Paul tomor row. row.Milwaukee Milwaukee * Is to glvo u Chicago catcher named Carroll a trial. Jimmy Canavnn is in great form , thanks to the vigorous polo season. I Jack Crooks , captain of the Columbus team , is already on the injured list. Joe Anlner's playing in the Cleveland louguo team is of u brilliant hue. Moron Is allrlght. Ho will catch with any of them Ixtfuro the season Is out. Clarke , Moron and Willis did uot accom- jiauy the team to St. Louis , Sioux City will play an exhibition game at the ball park this city on Sunday next. TLo Oorhams , Now York's crock colored team have cunt-tiled their dates with Omaha. Louisville tried to ect Center Fielder Bunm from Kansas City , but the latter refused to sell. Hutchlnson of Chicago will unquestionably bo the star pitcher of the National league this year. Earlo , the catcher of the Cincinnati club , was recently relieved of a gold watch by a sneak thiof. Naglo and Kittcridge of the Chicago * bid fair to become two of the Dnest catchers in the country. Pitcher Emmerko is the first player to sign a North" Pacific league contract. Spokane Fulls signed him. Third Baseman Nick Smith , released by Denver to Kansas City , has finally come to terms with the latter club. The Corn Huskers will bo down next Sun day for a little preliminary practice with their old masters , the Omahus. Auson is greatlv stuck on his now short stop , Cooney , and considers him u wonder. Ho is deservedly proud of him. Kearns , the new second baseman of the Omaha club , has during his career played with seven pennant winning clubs. .Jimmy Manning and the Kansas City club are still apart. Long John Ileulev is also waiting for some one to purchase his release. The Pacific Northwest league was yester day admitted to the protection of the national agreement. It consists of chibs at 1'ortluiid , Seattle , Spokane and Taeoma. The following changes have been made in the Western association schedule : Omaha in Denver April I * , Instead of June : W ; Sioux City in Omaha April SO , instead of June -Jr. Omaha plays in St. Louis today , Quincy , 111. , tomorrow and return homo Tuosdiry. Wednesday and Thursday the Cleveland league team will bo here for two more games. "Jumlw" Keel of Columbus , O. , and Philip Meeks of Evansviilo have signed with Mil waukee. They are to receive no pay unless satisfactory , and pay their own expenses while on trial. The M. E. Smith & Co. ball team have de cided to play independent of the city league und uro now prepared to make dates with the amateur clubs of the city aud state. Address J. O'Brien , secretary. The Milwaukee club has Died its aflldavits in the Pottltt case. The evidence of all the parties to the controversy is now in and a mail vote of the board of arbitration will bo taken. The ease will probably bo decided by April 10. The ICden Musoe has signed the following team : Wlthoroll , Drst ; Kennedy , second ; Thompson , third : Baldwin , short ; Anderson , right : Laurie , middle ; Baldwin , left ; O'Don- nell , Lauleriind Kennedy , pitchers ; Croigh- ton and Millett catchers and "Spud" Far- rish manager. Strange as it may seem , no one in Kansas City has commuted suicide on account of Sowdors' Jump. "Corjiorol" Bellof the Jour nal Is wild enough to sav : Sowdors was most efllcient last season In throwing away games which the b.danco of the team had as good as won. Times-Star. The St. Paul club is not superstitious and proposes to go through the season with Just thirteen men , viz. : Mains , Meekln and Vlnu , pitchers ; Broughton and Farmer , catchers ; Hawes , Drst base ; Cantlllou , second base ; Phillips , third base ; Burks , shortstop ; Daly , left field ; Murphy , center Held , and Glass- cock or Abbey , right' field. CThero is no use in talking. Public senti ment Is in favor of baseball this season and steps ought to IK ) taken toward putting a good club In the Held. What are the fans doing ( They surely don't want to have to go to Grand Island und Kearney every time they want to see a ball game. Got u move on yourselves boys und got Into the swim. Hastings Ncbruskun. John S. Barnes , St. Paul's ex-managcrhas. with the assistance of J. A. Vanderbeck of Portland , Ore. . , and C. H. Mow of Spokane , Wash. , organized the North Paclllo league , which bids fair to lx > como a bright little league , Judging from the spirit displayed bv the leaders of it. Spokane has a imputation of US.ooo. Tucomu : oKK ( ) , Seattle -to.mx ) und Portland T ! > ,000. This league will need sev enty-two players , but no fancy-salaried men need apply , as the limit 1s Jl,2uOper mouth for each club. Coonoy U the clown of Alison's team and makes more fuu for the boys than Tom Daly did when that player wore the cap aud bells in the sumo organization , Coonoy is nothing if not original , and U never done guying Ausou aud Burns iu a quiet way. "Stars , stars 1" ho will say with a sort of contempt. "Yes , they nro stars. I am no star I'm a chump , a kid , a colt. There he goes now [ pointing to Burns or Anson , as the case may be ] . He's a star watch him miss ill" In Marsh and Lagoon. Harvey McGrew , with several friends. Is encamped on a bar in the Missouri , oppo.sfto Sioux river , and is having great sport with the geese and brant. It is u well-known fact .that McGrew is one of the most skillful gun ners in this part of the country. Ho can knock down a goose at sixty yards nine times out of ten with his mouth. "Airhole Billy" Townsend , with a number of friends , spent several days down on the Waubuncey during the past week. They report the birds exceedingly plentiful , espec ially redhead and widgeon , verifying their statements by returning with a bag number ing nearly , if not quite , two hundred. Townsend - send takes great delight in recounting how ho knocked down nine redheads from a single Hock , getting in no less than seven shots with his pumper before the birds could wing themselves to a safe distance. Billv is another great shot. He went out on the Elkhorn - horn last spring one cold day aud out of twenty-three shots knocked down twenty-two cauvasbacks. All the birds , however , as luck would have it , fell in an airhole in the ice and ho was unable to retrieve them. It was this wonderful experience which gave the young man the soubriquet of "Airholo Billy. " Captain Bogardus and sons will visit Omaha some time this month for the purpose of giv ing an exhibition shoot. The captain while here , however , will endeavor to get on a fifty live pigeon race and a fifty English sparrow race with cither John Petty or Frank Parme- lee. lee.F. F. P.JStunnurd of Milwaukee who made a butter score than Slice , has made a match with Charlie Budd of DCS Moines at live birds. If Stannard is as good on live birds as targets the prohibitionist will have to have his wood powder shells loaded in the best of order to enable him to win. The sporting press is full of reports on the use of various powders. The scores made by the touring teams Is substantial evidence. Wolsteneroft , using Schultzo powder and a Greener gun. is almost constalitlv tied with Whitney , who uses a 10-gaugo Smith and black powder. George C. Beck has accepted Erb's chal lenge for the American Field Companion Wing Shot cup and named Imllanai > olis , May 12 , as the place and date. It Is to bo hopeil that Mr. Beck will make as Duo a score us ho did at the time of winning this cup and that some one other than Erb will get In the Drst challenge. Ducks and geese are unusually plentiful in the vicinity of Fremont , Neb. , this spring , on the Platte river , and the lakes near Fremont. One of the most extensive days' shooting over known In that section occurred a day or two ago , when a party of four hunters killed and recovered 1110 ducks at the lakes on Pat rick Bras. ' ranch. The American shooting dates are not much improved. The St. Louis date is the same us that sot by the Kansas state sportsmen's shooting association , and the Kansas City date the same as that of the Nebraska stuto tournament , Aud the Minneapolis dates are the same as those set by the South bide club of Milwaukee. ThoKofereo : We are not presuming too much to call the attention of our readers to the fact that Kansas City lays claim to num ber of the best trap shots to bo found any where. Prominent among them , from the public match shot , uro J. A. H. Elliott und J. E , Kiiley , who have succeeded In winning almost everything in sight. Of late both have held their own. and Elliott has Joined Hlley'9 clubs , that ho may assist In keeping Hiley from carrying away the medals. As the rivalry has increased of late , it has been the cause of arranging a friendly match l > e- tween them by which the winner is to be en titled the Champion of Kansas City. The race is to bo at ' 'oo birds each , and will como off as soon as Elliott can get together fcomo extra Duo birds. This will IK ono of the greatest matches ever shot and will bo wit nessed by n largo number of the lovers of trap shooting. We have hail some Intimation that there are some other moml > crs of the shooting fraternity who will dispute with the winner the right to claim the ciiauiploushlp of this city.AI AI Dandle made a grand score when ho was practicing to shoot against Beck , getting US out of 100. President Harrison has been enjoying a va cation , meantime trying his hand at bagging canvass back ducks. The Minneapolis gun club has adopted the plan of setting aside one day in the week for beginners to shoot , by way of practice , where they will not bo intimidated by other members who have been shooting for many years. AH lovers of trap shooting , throughout the entire west , will be pleased to learn that a grand tournament will be held at St. Joseph , Mo. . April N ! , 17 and 18. There are to be two ground trap shooting tournaments iu this city this spring. The Drst , the last week in this month , under the uuspjccs of Parmelco and Slice , and the second end in May , on the Guiu & Dunmiu' grounds. J. U. Stico of this city , during the tour of Dimick trap shooting combination , made the best total score of double birds. The excuse of Dr. O. S. Hoffman for not attending the game of base ball is a good one , you bet. The Jack snipe have made their appearance aud every indication is favorable lor a good snipe season. Dr. D. C. Bryant and several friends spent Saturday at Waterloo hunting ducks and snipe. So far tills season Judge Shields has brought in the finest bags of ducks and gec&o we have seen. The judge is very liable to act Ibis way whenever he goes aftergame. H. N. McGrew and Lawyer Blair aiv out for a ten days duck hunt. They are tenting on the bankpf theMlssourinearTekainah. It is very possible that Mr. McGrew will have his hands full to hold his friend Blair down , as Mr. Blair is an excellent wing shot. Wo understand by good authority that J. A. Fuller is one of the finest trout fishers in the western country. His last fall record , while camping on the Snake river in northern Col orado is KIT trout in three hours. Dr. J. H. Conklin , the well-known authority on otter slides , lias returned from Florida after spending two months' outing along the gulf coast. The doctor reports a grand time and judging from his appearance all his Hsu stories are true. Henry Homan is making greal preparations for a big salmon fish the coming season. Mr. Homan is one of the Drst fishermen to catch salmon with a spoon hook. His demonstra tions thai salmon couldkl\o \ caught with n Dyer or spoon hook proved very successful last sea- sou , while Halting in one of the tributaries of the Wlllumct river in Oregon. The excite ment occasioned by this successful experi ment has by no means died out among the fishing sports of Portland. C. Clutlin , together with several other gen- lemen , are encamped ou the Platte near Utau. George Patterson returned from Arlington yesterday witli a big back of ducks. Judge Shields and George Karl are popping away at the wild fowl at ) Clarice's. Hugh McCaffrey spent several days out on the Elkhorn during | ho past week-and suc ceed In bagging an Immense string of geese and ducks. He hud 'u ' close shave with a bursting gun. J. H. Diunont and Frank Cross have been In the marshes about Bancroft. The birds were there in swarms , and thev had great biwrt. They shot with Dr. Dolise , the local crack , who , they sayj claimed averv bird that was knoi-ko 1 over. 'Guess ' , Omaha .will have to send John Petty up there to take a little of the conceit out of tlio doctor. Doc. Hnynes of Boyd/sopora house has Iwcu reveling Iu a few days' goose shooting up the Platte. Whisperings Krom the Wheel. The A polios will make the run to the Bluffs this afternoon , A match has l > eon arranged between Oscar Beindorf and Louis Flescher to bo inn next Sunday at 4:15. : The Omaha Wheel club will soon run up their new colors , red and black , ut their head quarters corner Chicago und Seventeenth. Some of Prof. Pcrrigo's lady students are making rapid progress In the art of riding , and may xoon oo seen upon the streets. Flescher. Suiichay. Taggar , Schull , Hub- bard , Waldron , Beindorf mid Plxloy will at tend the St. Joseph tournament on'tho SOtU of this mouth. Charlie Ashinger , whose days of glory on Ihe cycle track have forever gone , has re turned to Oklahoma. Charlie should from this on stick close to the plow. The heavy rains of last week nipped the bykers hopes in the bud. The roads are rapidly drying uri now , however , and there will bo plain sailing along the rural highways within a few days. The Prince-Heading race hangs fire aud it begins to look as If the soldier was not nearly so anxious to tackle the old broken-down veteran as ho was erstwhile. Prince is In daily training and ready to sign -articles any day , The Apollo wheel club has removed Its quarters from Sixteenth street and Capitol avenue to Twenty-first and Chicago streets. A special meeting for the transaction of urgent business has been called for tomorrow evening. A committee has been appointed by the Chicago Cycling elub to make arrangements for a gigantic meeth.g at the new cricket club track on July 4. The intention is to en deavor to interest all the stales in that divis ion , and make affair superior to anything of the sort that has yet taken place in the west ern country. The track Is not yet built , but the contract has been awarded , and work will be commenced as soon as the weather permit. A club house and grand stand \\Mll also bo erected , and every convenience for training , etc. , provided. MN'cHlancoiis Local Sports. .Tack Davis will hear something to his ad vantage bv calling at this ofllco immediately. Pickerel , from half a pound up to two pounds , are being taken in goodly numbers from Horseshoe lake. John T. Mumaugh has the sporting editor's acknowledgement * for a souvenir of the Car- roll-MeAuliffo battle before the San Fran cisco club some two weeks since. Cnbannl , the well known St. Louis ama teur , now with the Kichardsoii drug company , this city , is anxious to run .1. J. Grommo'u 100-yurds race. Cabanni is also willing to tackle anv amateur wheelman in the city for a ono to five milo raoe. The Sprinter's AVcddlntr. IXDKI'INIIINCK : , In. , April . ( Special to Tin : Br.K.-C. ] A. Dodson , sprinter , ' .iff , is to bo married on Easter Sunday lo Misa Emmu Grunell of Dlnkertou , Iu. Mr. Dodson worked In the amateur ring last season , win ning over twenty races , making professional time on several occasions. Ho has been in training at Tennessee during the past three mouths , and will enter the professional ring this year. Questions and Answers. A and B are playing seven-up. A deals and "turns" jack. B "begs" and A runs the cards , and they run "out. " Does the jack A turned count htm one ) J. J. , Denison , la , Ans.--No. Please state in your Sunday's querv col umn whether Billy Nelson played In the Western league In 1S87. Was ho knocked out of the box in this city and what was the score ( Horscshocr , Omaha. Ans. Never heard of Billy Nelson. Can you toll mo through Tin : Ben how many entries there are for this year's Ken tucky durby , and how many have been de clared to date ) Bobtail , Kearney. Ans. One hundred and fifteen. There ha.s been fourteen declared us follows : Athlete , Punster , Jr. , King Charlie , Pullman , Watch Mo , Glen Scot , Fakafan , Tigress. Flambeau , Virginia , Mail Pouch , Handolph , Marlborough - ough , Winston and Clean Heels. To decide u hlghflvo dispute , which side wins the following : AandB are M , C and I ) IT. D bids H and makes It spades , and makes high , low , Jack and the game and the live of clubs. A und B make the five of si > ades.-Subscriber , city. Aus. A and B. Mrs. B. had received an Informal invitation to spend the evening ut the house of a prom inent member oC Washington societv. Be lieving the occasion warranted such a cos tume , she had worn a short dark suit , high neck , close sleeves and no ornamentation whatever to relieve the severity of her np- iicnruncc. She found the house ublazo with light and filled with ladles and gentlemen In evening dross. In the dressing room she said to a maid that the situation was embarrass ing , and she iR-lioved she would return homo. "Oh , no ; don't do that , " said the maid alrilv , "there uro several ladies downstair , who look wor e than you do. " GROWING IN 'POPULARITY , Labor Unions All Favoring tlie Proposed Eight Hour Schedule. THE CARPENTERS TAKE THE LEAD. They M'Ul Make Tliolr Demands on Muy 1 A. Uriukinaker .Talks A Small Strike Little Labor Locals , "The eight hour system is becoming more * popular among the laboring classes. Fully two-thinls of the union men in Omaha are iti favor of the system today. " Tills was the expression of a prominent ofll- cial in n strong labor organization. Continuing , the gentleman sifiil : "Tho strongest organizations or combinations wo hnvo to contend with arc the corporations the larger ones a railroad , for in stance. The mon arc with us individually but after carefully canvassing the situation they fear that to make an immediate demand for the eight-hour system would result in an injury to not only the bosses but the very worlsnion who are the most ardent in favor of enforcing it. "The boys in the railroad shops in the vicin ity of Omaha have had the proposition under consideration for months. They have now Dually concluded to follow out u system of n half liour reduction each year until the time Is reduced to eight bom's. For instance , this year they work nine and ono-half hours , next year nine , the next eight and one-half , and the next eight. This method the boys con sider will not Inconvenience anyone , and the bosses will have ample notice of the proposed situation. " "Will this system bo carried out by other trades unions where fewer men are em ployed ! " "Certainly not. A number of union mcnhavo already given notice that only eigbt hours goes this summer , and there will bo more to follow. But the action will not bo abrupt. The bosses will bo given plenty of notice. There will bo no striking or discord , but the new system will bo quh-hry and permanently inaugurated. The men whoeudnrM the eight lion I" system , us a rulearo the most energetic , sober and industrious of meehimies. And the best part of it is they nro nearly all mar ried mon. The object is being thoroughly diseurred at each meeting of a labor organi zation. " Tlio Brick Yard Worker * . "If the people who arc making the protest against the brick yards on South Thirteenth street succeed in their light , " said u man who has worked on a brick yard for years , "it will affect some of our gang materially. People have an idea that because a man works on a brick yard for a living ho must naturally ! > o tough , Ignorant and perhaps worthless. Hut that Is a wrong impression. Not because I am a brick man myself , but I know a score of fellows in the same business who are Industrious , saving and Imvo as nice little families as any body. It Is tfiio that a certain floating ele ment who work on the yards in the summer become quite bummy during the winter months , but the ix.'oplo shouldn't judge us all by the notorious few. "Down in the vicinity of the very yards that the people uro trying to have suppressed a few of us Imvu bought homes. Wo bought them because they \vero handy to our work , and some of them nro not yet all paid for. If the yards arc moved wo will have to inovo also and get new homes in another portion of the city. " . _ The CarjH'iitcrH1 Demand * . The carpenters of Omaha are perhaps the most energutlc of any trade union In urging the enforcement of the eight-hour system. On lost Thursday evening they held a largely at tended meeting , when the subject was dis cussed very thoroughly. It seemed to Ixs the wish of every mechanlo present that the eight-hour rule bo enforced. In fact , on May 1 the unluu carpenters will demand the eight- tiuur system. The carpenters do uot antici pate any trouble whatever , but will simply insist and in fact demand that mi and atU'r May 1 , eight hours shall constitute a duy's work. They will also iu > k for x , cents per hour , which is 5 cents less than is now being paid in Chicago , Denver and other cities about the size of Omha. A largo meeting will bo held under the aupices of the carpenters' and joiners' union ut Gartield hall on the evening of April 14 , when W. II. Kilverwill addiv.-u the gather ing and discuss the night-hour s > item , Mr. Kilver is of Chicago and is president of the general executive board. Ho is said to bo a very interesting talker. Members of all oilier trades unions are in vited to attend this meeting. An Incipient sTrilco. The first trouble that ban occurred among the union printers in Omaha for a long time bobbed up at the news room of the Republi can oftico on last Monday night. It seems that the foreman discharged a man "without cause" and tin * matter was considered he fora a special meeting of the union and declared unfair. A committ"o waited i.pnn the pro prietor of the jypor and explained tlie situa tion. The uctnm of HID fore-nun ) u as not en dorsed and at ID o'clock tlie same night all of the men went to work. COAST ITKMS. How a Illoh Country Koods Her Pris oners A Hoodoo Kalii ( iuiige. SVN JOSH , C.u , . , April . [ Sp.viul to TUB HIM : . ] A rich and prosperous county Is this. For miles around this pl.if.farm and orchard hinds uro valued at from .5-100 to 1,000 per acre. Tlie county valuation for taxation purposes is fixed at S0iKi,000 | ) ) double that of Omaha and San Jose , with a populatiau of 'JO.OOO , is the only town of any slzo in the county. Much boasting as to wealth and prosperity is indulged in by the people , but when it comes to feed ing prison ers in her Jail Santa Clara countis exceed ingly moderate and unpretentious. For a time the sheriff was allowed twenty cents m-r day each , but the county authorities , fearing that the prisoners woidd grow too corpulent and bo aftlicted with the gout on the rich faro which could bo fur nished for that amount of money reduced the allowance ' , ' . " > JK < I- cent and now the inmates of the jail are trying to keep soul and body together on the food which l.'i < < uts per day will provide. As result , so ap parent is their distress and suffering , fond is being sent to Ilium by charitably di- > - poscd individuals , but Mich aid is , nf course , spasmodic and unreliable. In Omaha thu al lowance has been 70 cents per day , recently reduced to 85 cents , and there food is n'-j dearer than hero. The rainfall in this country is carefully measured and refolded , one year being com pared with another. In this sivllun a fall of thirty inches for a winter is nmsiderfd abundant , but thus season all previous rer- ords have been exceeded. In the adjoining county of Santa Cruz there has boon a fall of U'O Inches or ten solid feet of water slnco Thanksgiving , and a recent telegram from the town of Houlder states that disgusted popuhuico iissemliled on masse ni d knocked the oftlclal rain guago Into smith'Tccns ' , Ixv- llevlng It hud some occult Inlluonc" on the ol < ements. JOHN T. Biu. : . Affairs at Atlantic. ATI.VNTIC. la. , April 5. [ Special to Tim BIK. : ] Willier N. Hubert * , aged twenty- sovcn.fclldcad last night about Uo'clock whllo disrobing for l > cd. The cause of his death was apoplexy or heart dlsciiso. Kobi-rttt was a young man of good habits , unmarried , and lived with his parents In this city. He had been hunting all dav and was In usual wed health. The proposition for an electric light plant t , bo established in this city was carried ut tint spring election by a largu majority. Several outside companies have applied to the city council for a franchise uno ! the matter u ill ho decided by the council In a few WITU.S A largoMiuinlxT of citizens nro in favor of ttm city putting in the plant. There is a great demand for houses to rent In this city and several citizens have made ar rangements to put up dwelling houses tliU spring to rent. The city school tvport shows an enrollment , of 1.1HW scholars for IhUO with an average at tendance of lTU H In thought the Juno census will show a populutio'1 of over Lx thousand m Atlantic , .