Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 08, 1886, Page 4, Image 4

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WASIIIMI-IO.V oruci. , No.Sit ; KuiiiTi.iNTiiSTiirkT. ;
All communications relating to novvo nmlodl-
torial nmltor Bhould bo aJOrofscd to tlio Km-
TOII of TIIU in.u
All liti'lncos Icttrri ami remittances fllionlil 1 > o
nddrcstod to Tun itiJK I'tfiii.imiiNd COMCANV ,
OMAHA. Drafls. olioc.ks nnil po tolllco ordon
to bo mnJo ] inj nblo to the oriltr of tbo compnny.
fSvvorti Stntcniciit ofClroulntlon.
Stnto ot Ncbiaska , la .
Counivof Dougln" . fs < s *
Clco. It. 'IV chuckserietnryot the Hen Pub-
llshlim companv , does soivmnly swrar that
the actual clrculatlnn of the Dailv Bco
lor tbc week ending Aug. Oth , It-bO , was ns
lollow.s :
8atnrd.i\ ' . 'list . 12,500
Tuesday. Hid . I'AlTft
Wednesday , 4th . 1S.175
Thuisdaj.hth . IWOO'
I'rldav , ( Uh . 12.1GO
I Huiulny , 1st . 12,450
Average . 12,375
I ( ! r.o. B. Tz < iciiucn.
Stibscilbed and sworn to before mo this
rth dav of August , IbSO. N. P. Fntt. ,
[ HKAI , | Notniy Public.
Ceo. ! B. 'LV.schuck , being firftduly sworn , de
poses and says that ho is sccietaiy of the Bco
Publishing company , that tlio actual average
daily cliculation ot the Dally lice for the
month of Jamiaiy , 18Mi , was 10,378 copies ;
lor February , 1880 , 10,505 copies ; for Mnich ,
11.537 copies : for April , 18-V5 , 13,191
copies ; tor May , IMC , 12.439 copies ; for June ,
18& , 12,2-Jb , copies ; for July , iss * ! . 13.8H copies.
Suhicrlbed and sworn to before me , this
2d Uay of August , A. D. 1880.
N. P. .
fBB.vr , . | Notary Public.
Contents of the Sunday Hoc.
Page 1. New York Iloiald CnblcKiams
Specials to the Bee General Telegiaphlc
and Speclnl News AVashington Letter.
Page 2. Special Iowa anil Nebraska News
nnd ( Jeneral Toi ) tranh City News New
"X'ork hctterr . . . ' -
Page ! ! . Lincoln Letter Omaha Markets
Page 4. Editorials-Political Points Press
Comments Views and Intcivhiws The
Omnlia Siiudav Bco.
Page f. . 1'iotests Acalnst Patrick Life
nnd Labors of L'szt ' Colored ( Jamblers at
Play , by A. J. Keudrlck ( ! ambriiius and
Cpmuv , by IJ. A. O'Urlen Connecticut Blue
Laws Ceneial Miscellany.
PngoO. Council Bluff News.
Page 7. Nlmrods of Omaha , by Harry
Hunter An Hour with the Failles The Old
Soldiers Going , by General Biisbln Ailscel-
lany Adveitlsjcments.
PagoS. ( Jity News Local advertisement' ' .
Page ( . Mr. Keely and his Motor , byV. .
W. Ilarslui , President of Bullovue College
I'cppcimlut Drops Connublalitlcs Musical
nttd Di.imatic Naluial Curiosities Impie
ties Honey for the Ladies Educational
JlellgioiH Rosebud Agency.
Pane 10. Nebraska City Letter Short
bummm Sermons The tJoupou Ticket , a
Mory by Luke Sharp Midsummer Mad
Burdcttes Sermon Special advcitlscments.
Page 11. Tlio"LlenuyKiitoi" ! : Fieaks
of i/lghtulng Boi rowed Phimago A
UuliiqdVallSticct Man A New Klectiical
1'agu 12. A Pretty Poetic Plctuie : "Bar
bara Frletchle" The Nature of Competition
Mrs. Markay'n Itomance Genoa , the City
of Palates , by Miriam Chase.
News Summary.
A man tcstilies in the anarchist trial to hav
ing seen the latalbomb thrown The coronet's
Jury Investigating the Haddock murder at
Sioux City leaving no stonountuined to tiaco
the mmdi'iers Tlio sloop Mavllower defeats
the I'mitan Mexicans massing troops oppo
site Fort Mclntobh Somebody knocked out
rttO'Mclll-Sulcldcat Sioux Clty-Tho pri
maries called for the selection of delegates to
thoeouveiitloiis Belfast , Ireland , placed un
der mailiiil law Orange-Catholic riots the
cause Kdiloi Cutting sentenced to one v <
at hard labor and to pav a line of 5000.
Mu. HuNitrT. CLAHKE 1ms the assur
ance that Douglas county will cast twen
ty-seven voles for him for governor in the
atato convention.
TJIK only citizens who are not ready to
return thanks for the adjournment of con
gress are the Washington boarding house
nnd barioom keepers.
TUB hitu session of congress vvus a suc
cess in at least ono respect. It furnished
more work for printers and paper makers
tnui | any preceding session.
Tin : oleomargarine manufacturers do
not propso lo submit to the now law with
out ti struggle. They are already gelling
ready to test its constitutionality.
TUB work in the First district has
' on ti religious aspect. The political
evangelists nro wrestling with farmer
unbelievers in the church ChurchHovvo.
AUVICK is uheap nowadays , but wo ven
ture the suggestion that the candidate who
hopes to succeed will do well to refrain
from foolish pledges on the senatorial
issue , The hot end of the poker will bo
cool compared with the handle of such n
Ir may bo very courageous for Dr.
Miller's substitute to abuse and villify
prominent democrats whose bread hap
pens to be buttered with oleomargarine ,
but it in not very discreet for u paper Hint
is booming its circulation us the great
and only organ of democracy.
added twelve millions to
its nsFi'&smeiit this year , bringing the
total up to eighty millions. Minneapolis
has n blnirlo assessor for the entire city ,
Omaha , with six city assessors , lias nn
assessment los * than tlio Minneapolis increase -
crease for one year. Further comment is
> „ useless ,
* * *
HEN. HOLLMAN will probably recipro
cate the compliment which Dr. Miller's
paper has bestowed on him since his ap
pointment as Indian agent , Tha general
belong * to the "slaughter house" wing of
tlio democratic party and ho naturally
looks to the Omaha Jfcntlil for loft-
handed endorsement.
Eviuv : dollar saved by Omaha workingmen -
ingmon for n rainy day is n nest egg to
proyido against want. When work is
plenty ami wages good provision should
bo made for the time sure to como when
labor vvlll bo unemployed nnd butchers'
Anil moat bills , rent nnd clothes will make
ttostly demands on poorly llllod pocket
THK Douglas county republican com-
mlUue , wliich has just Issued Its call for
a convention to nominate Ion members
ef , the legislature and delegates to the
state convention , vvsw not only Imrmoni-
ous in Ita action , but practically solid on
M senatorial issue , in fuvor of ro-clect-
tag Gpncrnl Van Wyck. TJiis is u very
Hrgo straw.
Honoring American Science. '
The live hundredth anniversary of tlio
University of Heidelberg , which lias been
celebrated with so much enthusiasm anil
magnificence in the old Palatinate during
I lie past week , has been rendered doubly
interesting to Americans by the warm
recognition clvcn to our countrymen ,
Among the few honorary degrees con
ferred by the faculties of the great insti
tution of learning the United States re
ceived a linger proportion than any
other countiy outside of united Ger
many. Professors O. C. Marsh and lid-
Ward Cope , Alexander Graham Hell , J ,
W. Powell anil Professor Simon Nc-.w-
comb weie selected ns the ropresbiitativo
American scientists worthy to receive
high honors.
Honorary degrees In America mean no
thing. Throe hundred so-called universi
ties nnd colleges scatter them abroad
annually. Ilroken winded preachers , ob-
retire authors of text books.lawycrs whoso
only claim is an occasional attendance at
board of trustee meetings , and merchants
whoso donations of a few books to college -
lego libraries nro considered worthy of
cheap reward , arc weighted ilovvn with
D.I ) * , P. II. Ds. nnd L. L. Ds. until the
letters , which abroad carry evidence of
worth ami learning , in America become
empty titles of collegiate favor. Heidel
berg , Cambridge , Oxford , Hollingon ,
Ueilln nnd other great centers
of learning arc chary of their
honorary degrees. In every instance
they are granted only after patient inves
tigation into the merits of the author or
divine or scientist upon whom they are
proposed to bo conferred , When given
they curry with them the stamp of learn
ing as the pledge of merit.
The American scientists honored by
Holdelbeig nro well wortli recognition by
the great university. Professors Marsh
and Cope have devoted their lives to the
study of the fossil fauna of America ,
mid their work will forever stand us a
monument to the thoroughness and abil
ity of American paleontologists. Pro
fessor Bell , as the patentee of the lirst
working telephone , Professor Newcomb
as the leading astronomer of our coun
try , mid Professor Powell as head of the
national geological survey , have won
fame in tlio annals of science 'which is
appropriately recognized by the Heidel
berg court of reward.
Thcltoad IVoNncd. *
Nebraska and Wyoming will consume
more than their usual proportion of steel
rails this year. The railroad extension
boom shows no signs of abating. The
energetic Northwestern is pushing to old
Fort FeHcrmaU and n hundred ami fifty
miles beyond. The Cheyenne & North
ern is reaching northward towards Fort
Luuuiiic , whilu the Black Hills liavo al
ready been topped by rail , and Rapid
Uity is brought into communication with
the maikctsof the East. The Burling
ton road is forcing its way into North
western Nebraska as fast as men and
teams can grade , line and Jay truck.
Before snow Hies tiiis company will
be also in n position to bid for
its share of traflio in a section
which it has given over up to the Drcsont
time lo the Northwestern. In retaliation
the Elkhorn Vnlloy line is building into
Lincoln and the Soribnor branch will tap
territory which the Union Pacific has
hold safely for many years. South of
the I'lntto the dirt is Hying on both sys
tems , while the Rock Island ha ? entered
tlio liold to divide n rich traflic in the
southernmost counties of the state.
The road in whoso construction Omaha
would bo most interested is n direct line
up the Elkhorn valley from the city. In
spite of the bolcmn assurances and
pledges of the Northwestern ollicials , it
is a fact that our merchants and stock
yards are being steadily discriminated
against by that corporation. Every nerve
is stretched lo divert trutlio to Chicago ,
and to sccuro the long haul. A railroad
up the Elkhorn vnlloybuilt by local cam-
talistsnnd operated in Omaha's interests ,
would be a paying investment for this
city if it never returned a dollar's vvorth
of dividends on its stock.
The McaiiunsB of I'rlnoCH.
The fact that the expulsion of the Or
leans princes from Franco excited no lit
tle popular sympathy in their bchult , be
yond the comparatively small following
wliich with the proverbial Bourbon blind
ness and bigotry remains faithful to
them , is lo homo extent explained by a
Paris correspondent who states that with
the exception of thn Com to do Paris
they are an exceedingly mean
crowd. All their property came into
their liunds by base means and has
been retained by illcgalltyandthc career
of nearly every ono of these descendants
of Louis Philippe has been marked by
petty ponurionsness , oppression of the
poor and general meanness which few of
thn proletariat would not bo ashamed of.
Tlioy scorn , too. to have come honestly
by their characteristics la this direction ,
since Louis Philippe was everlastingly en
gaged in potty law suits with peasant
proprietors ami iishors on the coast of
itformnndy , whom ho generally suc
ceeded in robbing. The tille of the Duo
d' Aumalo to Chantllly was a forged
will drawn up by the English 'mistress
of the Due do Bourbon , nmf while it gave
him an abundance with which to ostonla-
tiously gralify his excessive vanity , lie is
guiltless of over having performed a gen
erous or public-spirited action , though ho
has committed many that wore paltry and
mean. It is said that his suits against
poor old women who are guilty of the of-
fcnso sanctioned by usage in France
of nicking up dead wood and gathering
withered broom in his forests , are of con
stant recurrence , and iu this respect ho la
not worse than the rest of his family.
They own jointly a forest near Amboiso ,
and it is told that they nro oltcn plalntlfl's
against poor old creatures who are
charged with picking up the dead wood
that falls to tlio ground , With regard to
thu Comto do Paris , it is said that ho has
inherited his mother's charitable feelings
towards the poor , and was extremely
good to his humble and poyerty-strlckcn
neighbors nt Ku ,
After all , princes nnd princesses are but
human , and the Orleans pretenders would
seem to have rather moro than their pro
portion of the small weaknesses ami
meaner inbtincts of the race ,
tlos'nus continue to shower upon the
"Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" from
English hands. No American has ever
received a welcome moro heartfelt or a
reception more genial than the Boston
doctor and literatotir , Oliver Wendell
Holmes. Phy.slcmn , poet , essayisl , n
writer whoso works alternately scintil
late with wlti , glo\v \ with hmnor , throb
with pathos nnd tcom with wise philloso-
phy , America to-day contains no author
whom she holds in higher esteem , or
whoso characteristics rcllcct moro
thoroughly the varjlng genius of his
country men.
Discussing Educational Matters.
The vacation period in the school year
is most valuable to educators nnd these
who interest themselves in educational
matters In the opportunity it gives tor an
interchange of views , a discussion of the
ories , an examination of results and a
comparison of methods and experiences.
All this of course contribulcs lo improve
ment anil progress , and excellent though
the public educational system of the
country unquestionably is. it may still bo
improved and advanced , the duty of
doing Ihls resting very largely with those
who give lo education daily practical
work and study. The present interreg
num lias not been less fertile than these
of preceding years in the attention no-
voted to this most important of subjects ,
and a great deal of valuable information ,
opinion and suggestion have been
added to what had been before presented.
Thu convention of the national teach
ers' association , recently held nt Topeka ,
Kan. , li said to Imvo been the most suc
cessful yet held , in the matter
of attendance , illustrating in this
respect the increased interest of the
teachers of the country in their work , a
fact most gratifying and reassuring. The
attendance on the general sessions of
the association reached between , seven ami
eight thousand , and the meetings were
characterized by n notable earnestness
and Interest which showed a thorough
appreciation of their purpose , and tins
is said to have been especially marked in
the ease of the western teachers in attend
ance. Consideration and discussion were
given to a wide range of tonics , of which
it is practicable to refer lo only the most
prominent. On the subject of elementary
schools , Mr. Albert G. Boydon , of Bridgewater -
water , expressed the view that their func
tion is to draw out the powers of the child
and develop its faculties , so that habits
of right-thinking , feeling and willing
shall bo established. The menial train
ing shoiild.nnfold the whole nature in
tellect , sensibility , will and conscience ,
and produce knowledge at lirst hand ,
accntircd from the object of thought. The
greatest error in our elementary schools
is the fact that the children are allowed
to learn words vvitliout ideas.
Tlio report of the committed on the
education of girls was presented by Mr.
ti. M. Jones , of Omaha , and was a
strong argument in favor of training
girls for industrial occupations , so that
they may bring skilled labor to the task
of breadvvinuing. rendering them more
independent and lifting them above
menial labor. The lines of industry sug
gested are such as are entirely within the
scope of woman's physical and mental
conditions , as the professions of teaching
and medicine , scientific or learned oc
cupations such as pattern designing , en
graving , architectural drawing and as-
baying metals , such mechanical occupa
tions as printing , wood carving , and the
manufacture of watches and jewelry ,
together with cooking , dressmaking ,
millinery , etc. , which would bo elevated
as employments if girls wore trained for
their successful pursuit. A technical school
for girls should liavo a good academic
education as a prerequisite , as in such
schools for boys , nnd the course should
bo determined by the occupation in view.
The discussion of the report brought out
some interesting facts regarding the
operation of technical schools , all of
which were favorable to the system. The'
agricultural school of Kansas provides a
cour&o of study in technical education for
women which has been eminently suc
cessful , while the manual train
ing schools in Cleveland. Ohio ,
and in Omaha , wore referred to as very
beneficial iu their results to the pupils.
In the former 150 boys in the high school
are taught , and they do regular school
work bettor than the boys who do not
attend the manual training school ; in
Omaha there are 75 boys in the training
school and a result similar to that in
Cleveland is noted. The concensus of
opinion among the debaters was that tlio
school workshop should bo advocated m
an educational instrument , and not to
leach trades.
The subject ot art education received
extended consideration , and was forcibly
presented in an address by Professor
Carter , of Massachasctts , on manual
training throuph industrial drawing.
But perhaps the best argument in favor
of art education was the exhibit of results
made by a number of schools , which
was a most interesting feature. Music
was also discussed , and of other subjects
than these strictly relating to education
perhaps the most important was that of
"Moral Training in the Public Schools , "
which was very ably considered in an
address by Professor White , of Cincin
nati , who earnestly advocated such
training as indispensable. "At 'least
three avenues , " said Mr , White , "are
open for the introduction of religious
ideas and sanctions into the public
school. Those are sacred song , the liter ,
atnro of Christendom , and the best of all ,
faithful and fearless Christian tcachero ,
the living epistles of the Most High , "
"Who Will lieiulVI
The art movement in the West lias
made such rapid strides as to call for
comment and illustration from the lead
ing magazine of tlio country. The de
velopment of artistic interests in Cinehir
nati which enables that city to boast of
the richest endowments and the largest
facilities for art study of any of its west
ern sisters , was fostered and developed
by generous citizens like Reuben Springer
and John Longworth. St. Louis points
with pride to her art museum , which
stands as n monument to Mr , Wayman
and Isabella Crowe , Milwaukee shows
to visitors the rising walls of a mag
nificent public art gallery , and
couples witii it the name of Fred-
oriole Lay Ion. Detroit is raising n
fund for art study , and James E. Scripps
lias headed the subscription witii his
check for ? 50,000 , In nil these cases it
will bo noted that private generosity has
boon the lover which has cleared Ihe way
for public advancement. Western cities
have too many calls upon their resources
for material improvement to appropriate
funds ior ait and the study of art. 'The
lield is left open for private oiti/.ons to
Omaha is now largo enough and
wealthy enough to make a beginning to
wards a public art collection. Who is
thu citizen who will lead thq wuy >
Farmers niidrtlio Iterators.
The continued coippluints of Nebraska
farmers against the elevator monopoly it strangles all
competition at many points in the state
ami compels p'oducf rs.lo sell their grain
nt prices Used by lhu railroads and their
partners , the grain dealers. The eleva
tors along the Unlotl Pacllie system are
controlled by a stiiglo firm. Those on
the line of the IJ , & I.aml Northwestern
nro maintained by several dealers. But
ail the grain ilcalcrM iu the state are
united in nn organization , whose opera-
lion rcsulls in lowering prices , by preventing -
venting what Us members call "cut
throat competition. " With the railroads
discriminating against Ihe building of
elevators anil the elevator men pooled to
prevent competition among Ihemstlvc ,
the seller finds himself ground between
the upper and the nether millstone.
The public have a light to insist that
the railroads shall confine themselves
strictly to the legitimate business of car
rying passengers mid hauling freight.
These powers and these alone weie dele
gated to them by their charters as com
mon cart-lent. They have no shadow of
authority to build up one industry at the
expense of another or to enrich a single
linn of favorites by making it impossi
ble for other citizens to compote with
them In trade. The law of Illinois e.s-
weclally prohibits common carriers from
entering other lines of business and the
courts of that state have enforced the
law and imposed the penalty within the
last two weeks.
The protests of our farmers against the
elevator system as il is carried on in Ne
braska are well timed. No monopoly Is
moro odious because it is built on another
monopoly and aids still lurthcr in depressing
pressing the prices of the farm products
of a great ugiictillural slale.
WHY these continued slurs at Patrick
Egan from the dcmocr.ilio press ? What
has Mr. Egau done that so disgruntles
the bourbon quill drivers ? Ami what
object can there bo in fomenting discord
and factionalism among the Irish-Ameri
cans whose united support is needed to
hold up the hands of the nationalist
leaders at Westminister t When the
next convention meets , if Mr. Egan is
not a satisfactory ofllcer , let him bo re
placed by another and belief man. In
the meantime slaps and drives at Presi
dent Egan are the very best way in which
to please the enemies of Ireland and ob
struct the work of the organization in
this country.
A iiKivn to Fort Omaha is quite the
lashion in these summer evenings to wit
ness the dress parade wlioh ( takes place
at sunset every day QN ejit Saturday and
Sunday , and to lisleiij. to the slirring
strains of the Second -infantry baud.
There is no prcttici : sirflit to those who
enjoy martial surroundings than to see
the evolution of a ijody of well drilled
men on a cenorous jjarade ground such
as is afforded by thoiiprcecnt garrison at
Fort Omaha. Colonel Wheaten , the com
mandant , was with us years ago when
Nebraska was a district. Jle has returned
at the head of a regijnonjt whose bearing
and morale will comparer favorably with
any in the service. w 'r
LcTus'havc an hojiilsr enforcement of
the high license law'm Oniaha. That
will bo by all odds the- strongest argu
ment against the prohibition fallacy.
When honest prohibitionists' recognize
that high license means no license wherever -
ever the people so elect and a greatly re
stricted license in communities where
public sentiment will not sustain prohibi
tion , they will be ready to admit that the
ground is out from under the feet of those
who attempt to .stand on a prohibitory
platform. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
THE item in the river and harbor bill of
particular interest to Omaha is that ap
propriating $ ! 575,000 , for the improvement
of the Missouri river from Omah a lo Fort
Leayenvvorth , the sum to bo disbursed
under the direction ot the Missouri river
commission. Mr. Broalchcan now show
how many pounds he pulls in the com
mission , in securing for this city her
share of the river and hrrbor pork.
Mu. JiAt PAUL has a few affidavits in
his inside vest pocket which lie exhib
ited confidentially in Buflulo county two
years ago while ho was running for the
state senate. They proved conclusively
that the parlies who made thorn had
stuffed their ears with cotton to avoid
hearing anything about that scandal.
IT is not surprising that the railroad
organs , both republican and democratic ,
are astonished to learn tiiat llioro is any
such issue as the anti-monopoly issno in
Nebraska politics. They are always as
tonished at discovering this factional
question in every campaign.
TKAINS now run from Omaha to Lake
Manawa. The study of bathing suits in
their application to dripping humanity is
becoming the fashion of the day in this
section of the Missouri Valley.
TIIEIIB were anumberof items stricken
out of the sundry civil bill , but the ap
propriation of § 5,000 for Nebraska City's
public building stuck there as if glued
with mucilage.
General Butler will urn , /or / congress in the
Lowell dlstiict If ho ca.iiiroly on the labor
vote. o i
Don M. Dickinson oiplicHly denies that
ho is a caudldato tor 'tllo'sehato to succeed
Senator Conger , Jj
It is piohablo that Hon. .Andiow D. White
will run for congiess jutl , ) Twenty-eighth
Now York district , n , <
The most exciting congressional flsht in
Massachusetts this yean trill be In the dlstiict
of Congressman Iircivhu ( ; ! wants a sixth
tcun , n i "
Abram H. Hevvltl Is Bald 'to have been in
vlted to put money Into'tlmars.s-einbly ' canvass
and become a candidate Mr United States
The apprehension that Kelfervrlll really
get back Into congiess con tin 1103 to boa
cause of nniost to republicans outside of
the dUtiict in which the ex-speaker re
In Douglas county , Illinois , the Woman's
Hlt'lits party is running man forbchool
Biipeilntcndent and the republicans arq try
ing to elect a woman.
Spencer K. Pratt of Moblla , lately nomin
ated tor mlnhtcr to Persia , was the Ala
bama commissioner to the World's exposi
Governor Alger of Michigan , says ho Is not
a candidate for le-clection , and would not
have the United States bcnatorshlp if It were
qifered him on a silver balver.
The Mexican editor who talks about Ida
"warlike and valiant nation' ' should remem
ber Mexico 19 about tiifi only nation ol
any size that has no. navy the only OHO that
at war could do Undo Sam no harm.
Chas. S. Wolfe , prohibition candidate for
governor of Pennsylvania , Is an indefatiga
ble worker and has a strong bias for mischief
making. Ho Is showing great Industry on
the stump and it is evident that the submis
sion lesolntlon adopted by the republican
convention la not cousidercd satlsfacloiy to
thu temperance people.
Grace by Wholesale ,
There Is a New l uglaiid tradition that
when Dr. Franklin was a boy the long'
winded blessings asked by his father nt the
table seemed to him tedious asvellas lomr ,
Hi older to avoid wasting time , and yet so
euro the divine benediction , ho begged his
lather , at the tlmo pork was wilting itow n for
winter's use , losay grace over the whole sup
ply once for all.
A Great Convenience.
The bibles pilnled In Chicago have thieo
blank pages for dlvoices and one for elope
ments. The blank pages are so arranged
that the newspaper articles on the family
topic. * can bo pasted hi bj the column.
or Course.
TopckaVane1. .
"Mercy on me , Mary , where have you
necn ? The back of your dress Is covcicd
with dust. You liavo not been sitting on the
f tout steps , I hope ? " "No , ma , I couldn't
cet'thC piano stool high enough , so I put the
big bible on it. "
Strict lilccnso Practicable.
JV. 1" . C7irlit < M InttlllticntCft
The great boJy of these Avho
wish to restrict the power of
the saloon as far as possible , do not be
lieve that In this or adjoining states the
traflic In liquors can bo abolished. They n.-o
convinced that if a piohibltoiy statute were
enacted it could not bo executed over a laigc
part ol the tcrrltoiy ot these states.
'Tho Preacher , the Pitcher anil the
Bosloii rmiucif ] ' ' .
Sam Jones says "theie is .something wrong
when a pieacher gets 3400 and a ba .e ball
pitcher 85,000. " But Sam should remember
that the 55,000 pitcher has a much better de
livery than the S400picacher.
KoirMuwn llentld.
And the preacher says theio is something
much inoio wrong when n sensational reviv
alists gets 81,000 , a week and the pieacher
gets only S 100 a year.
Cornering Keoly.
What we would have had Mr. Keely do ,
and , until he does It , his operations have but
llttlo practical value in the bight ot the Led-
per , would have been to liainess his motor to
do some useful woik , to gear it by cogwheel
or by belt and pulley , or by some other me
chanical device to a main shaft that is driv
ing lathes , or planers or other machines
something that was doing actual useful work
day In and day out as other machines do.
Queen City of the Missouri A'nllcy.
Cltlcagn New.
Omaha Is beyond nil question the queen
city of the Missouri valley. Wo do not know
that wo think she Is going to be the laigest
city west of Chicago , but we don't hesitate l < >
say that she Is at the present time the most
metropolitan. Her only rival is Kansas City ,
but those who know Kansas City right well
know that about ninety yer cent of her claim
is buncombe. There is very little buncombe
about Omaha. ' "While her neighbors have
been bloviating and bracglug she has been at
work , and the consequence now Is that ,
while her neighbors still wear lhat ragged ,
dirty appearance , which is bald to bo a west
ern characteristic , Omaha is as tidy and as
clean as a model housewife. She is perhaps
the besl paved city in the west ; she has tine
hotels and the best class of business blocks ,
and her society Is as select and as cultivated
as you can could expect to llnd outside of the
New England lines. _
Life Is a. Shylock.
i'Jla Whcela-mtcor.
Life is a Shylock , always it demands
The fullest usurer's Interest for each trcas-
Glfts are 'not freely scatlcied from its hands ;
We make returns foi evciy bonowed
treasuie ,
Each talent , each achievement and each gain
Necessitates somn penalty to pay.
Delight imposes lassitude and pain ,
As coitalnly as daikncss follows day.
All \ou bestow on causes , or on man ,
Otr love , or hate , of malice or devotion ,
Somehow , sometime , shall bo icturnea again
There la no wasted oil , no lost emotion.
Is "Give and take. "
The motto of the world ,
It gives you favors but of sheer good will.
But unless speedy iwsompenso you make ,
You'll find yourself piesenled w Ith Its bill.
\Vhen \ rapture comes to tluill the heart of yon
Tnko U with tempeicd giatltude ; icmem-
Some later tlmo the Inteiest will fall due ,
No year brings June that does not bring
Ait Ape Trained to Perform the Duties
of a Railroad Switchman.
"Those trained oaioquets show con ? lder-
able intelligence , " said a gentleman , who
was wntchlug HIP fortune-teller and his
trained blids at the corner of Farnam and
Fourteenth streets , the other day , "but two
years ago , when 1 was In South Africa , I
saw a performance that will discount the
bhds , flvo * limes over. 1 happened to be In
South Africa for a New Yoik firm of exporters -
porters , when I was Informed that eight
miles up the railroad , which inns from Cape
town north , there \va < r a trained ape which
acted as a switchman and drew a regnlar
salary for his master. Of course I believed
the story to boa cauaid , but felt that it was
worth while ; Invcstl < ; aUiig. I stopped at a
little station on the railroad In Cape Colony
and was directed to a small swilch-hou&e ,
two hundred yards up the Hack from the
place where the tialn had stopped. The
switch-tender was sitting outside the door In
an armchair , and by Ills side stood or rather
crouched an enormous African ape , which
was fully live feet high when eiect. As the
switch-tender arose to answer mylmudry 1
noticed that ho was armless. I asked him
whether it was tnio that his apn peiformed
the duties of switchman , and was told to
watch for five minutes and sco for m > self. A
few minutes later the rumbling noise of an
approaching train w as heard. As the nolso
increased the ape jumped from his crouching
position nnd accompanied the switchman to
the place where the white arm of the
switch stood Known to thu left. At a
signal fiom the switchman the ape jumped
foi ward , fceUcd the key , unlocked the pad
lock which held the switch in position , and
grasping the lever with hU. muscular arm
thiew U to the light. The tialn dashed over
Ihn switch to the sidetrack ot the station , nd
In a second the switch was tin own back Into
position , and the ape again took his beat by
his master to wait for further orders. It wa *
certainly ft wonderful performance , and I
would not believe It unless I had ecen It.
The man Informed me that he had lost his
aims In a railroad accident w hlle employed by
the company as a switch-tender. Duiltig the
five years previous to the acrldcnt ho had
trained the ap mora as a matter of lecrea-
tlon and to employ his leisure time while
stationed at that lonely outpost of the Tape-
tovvn railway. The work of amusement
turned him In good stead when IM was able
to satisfy Ihe company that without arms ho j
could ns fully protect Us Interests as when h
was in possession of Uioso limbs. For moi
than two years tlio ape tint ! performed tlio
tlutlos of switchman nnil had never miulo
mistake , Moio than this , the ape wa
tialned to feed his muster , ns well to dies
and undress him , when necessary. "
The Uiagcst Turtle In I ho World.
"YOU may think ttut ti a ciirlfrtH Mflfjr , '
continued the gentleman , "hut I can ( eli J'ot
another about an enormous turtle
This turtle Is the largest In tlio world
and is owned by a friend of niino li
Now South Wales. His name Is John Me
Donald , lloiccclvcd this turtle forty jears
ago nsn gift from an Australian chief In whoso
family tlio monster Is said to Imvo been foi
more than three hundicd years. This glgan-
tie tuillo measuies twelve feet In length am'
stands lour feet In helxht. Air.
McDonald lias built for his lavoi-
tto pet n largo pen enclosing sovcia
acres , In the back pait of his beautiful cotin-
liy seat In Australia , and.ho entertains his
guests and chlldicn by giving llicm ride
upon the moiistei's back. The turtle know
his mastor'H voice , mid answers to his call ,
besides pel forming several liirks , showing
that he is ] Harassed of some considerable In-
telliucnco. Mr. McDonald has several times
had the tuitlu hitched to loaded wagons , for
tlio pm pose of testing Ids sticn th , and has
proved by experiment that lie can haul a load
which would require four of tiicstioueest
horses to move. "
An Adventurer's Exploit In Omaha.
"Thorniest in Now Yoik of Iloss Kay.
nioiid , thccelcbiated svv Indler , w ho , for the
past sl\ years has lived sumptuously in Amer
ica , the Kast Indies , and Europe , bv pretendIng -
Ing to bo a coriespondent ot ! various New
Yoik papers and plying his trade of former
and swindler1 said an Omaha newspaper
man. "recalls an Incident In this city n few
months ago In which Dr. Miller was the vic
tim , and , It is believed , Uajmond was the
piincipal. The doctor was called upon by n
gentlemanly-looking middle-aged man , who
piesented to him a letter of Intioduetlon ,
purpoitlng to como fiom his old it lend Still
son HutchUis , ol the Washington Post. The
visitor was appaieiitly well-hied and had
the nlr of n man ot means.
Dr. Wilier took qulto an intciest In
his new acquaintance , showing him around
the city , and Jlimlly endorsing a dmft for
somcthhiK less than a hundred dollars on an
eastern banking house , and Identifving him
at the Merchant's National bank. A few-
days afteiwards his guest left the city and
not many hours later the klnd-heailetl doc
tor-join nallst was paralysed upon receiving
a notification that the draft had been rejected
by the bank to wuich It had bcou sent. A
letter of tnquliy was promptly dispatched to
Mr. Ilutchlns , who as promptly leplled that
he had no such acquaintance. The letter of
Intiodiictlou had been carefully eompaicd by
Dr. Miller with those of Mr. llutchins , and
they boie every mark ot being genuine. It
was suspected at the time that the clever
swindler was none other than Raymond , and
teleL'inms announcing his arrest In Ncv
York confirm the statement that ho had ie-
ccntly been in Omaha. Dr. Miller , who is
now In Mew Yoik , can easily renew his ac
quaintance with the gentleman. "
Ed Stokes1 liar-room niitl Art Collec
"Talking about bar-iooms , " said a New
Yoik gentleman , now visiting in Omah" .
"few poisons have any Idea ot' the receipts
of Kd Stokes' Hoffman Jiouse bai. Theie
arc sixteen bar-tenders on duty , divided Into
four watches of six hems each. 1 was told
by one. of these employes that it was an cn-
ditiiuy day when the watch between 0 o'clock
and midnight did not tuui over to the cashier
from $2,000 to 52,800. Theio liavc been < la > a
and days when the icpeipts liavo run as high
as8SUdO. The sporting fraternity fiemient
the place , and the stock operators and
wealthy actors and theatre managers aio
among the best , pations. These rarely call
for any thing but wino by the bottle. In ad
dition thcie is a constant stream ot visitors
to view the magnificent art collections , and
of course they all pationizo the bar.
# *
' It takes a good deal of money to pay In
terest on the investment In Stokes' beautiful
bar-room. Before a single glass was placed
on the shelves Stokes had paid a Cincinnati
firm 8T4r)00 , for the bar fixtures alone. The
woiksof uit which decorate the walls , the
inasulticcnt painting' ? , the rare and unlquo
bric-a-biac the costly wood
, carvings , could
scarcely be icplaced for a qnaiter of a million
dollais. Stokes has a blgcer bonanz-x In the
Koltman house than ho has In his Iluutei's
Point oil woiks or his Pacific tclegiaph com
* *
* #
"Tho chief attraction of the bar-room for
several has been ' '
years Bougcrcau's 'Nymphs
and Satyr'and Faleii's 'Vision of Faust. '
The latter painting Stokes has just sold for
818,000 to .Mr. Walters , of Baltimore , who
purchased the famous Moigan peach-blow
vase. As Stokes paid § 12,000 for this paint
ing lie inado a neat little profit by holding It.
llo can now place the money In some newer
vioik of art for the delectation of his pations.
Bougcieau's painting has rather a singular
history. It was formerly owned by
Mr. John Wolfe , of Ncsv York , and occupied
a prominent position over the mantel-pleco
In his parlor , bet'oiu ho built his ait gallery ,
which now contains a magnificent collection
of works of foiclgn aitlsts. Tlio picture , as
you know fiom the many photographs and
lithographs , Is very warm in subject , and
oven warmer in Ita coloring. Mrs. Wolfe ,
who Is prominently connected with church
cliclcs In Now Yoik , objected to this speci
men of tlio undo occupying n place in her
pallor. Mr. Wolfe had paid 58,000 for the
painting , and enjoyed the subject and Its
treatment thoioujdily. Ono day , while
he was at his olllco , the soivant
kindled a iiio In tlio ginte ,
and buldlng | It of green wood , In
half an hour it smoked the 100111. blistered
the picture , and well-nigh mined the work
of art. Wlien Mr. Wolfe retained homo ho
became fin Ions. Tlio arms of the iiinphs
were blistered , tlio plctuio was begilined
with smoke , and the great production was
almost as indistinguishable ns homo of Ilio
woiksof the old mabtei a. His. W"lfo was
at once called to the scene , and she said she
was glad of It. Tlls | led Mr.Volfo to dis
pose of the picture. It was placed on the
walls of the gallery of an art dealer , and ad-
vet tiscil forsatoat auction. Only twobld-
dots were present who wcra prepared to tun
the piIco up to high figures , Stokes wanted
It tor his har-ioom , and Mr , Cole ,
of fit , Louis , who has made n foitnne specu
lating in works of ait , was anxious to got it.
At that very tlmo Cole was negotiating the sale
of one of his paintings to Stokes , and H tokes
used this fact as a lover to pry Culo off tlui
track. Cole accoidlngly bid 510,000 for
Nymphs and Satyr , ' and Stokes raised him
510and secured the pilrc. IIu was after-
waidsolfuied $20,000 for it by William II.
Vumlprbilt , hut the offer was piomptly de
clined. It co-it StoUos W.100 to send the
painting actors tlio water to tlio artist to have
it retouched and tovarabhed , after width it
was as good a < > now,1' '
In tlio Comity Court.
Tlio case of Uico vs. Hurllii , suit for
commission in a , real cstato case. , was
tried before Judge McCulloult yusfenlixy
and taken under advisement. The case
of Enowuld vs Lingomier , Milt to re
cover judgment for goods cleljvorod , was
tried yesterday aftornoou. A decision
will bo given to-morrow in tlio cased of
Mrs. Pot kins vs. M. F. Martin and of
Nancy Jollbrsou vs. The .estates of J. H.
Compliments of tlio Press.
Omaha Herald : -
Omaha Hepubllcan : -
OmatiA World :
f "They do llko cntori > ilso."j ,
Will no Appreciated.
Sprlnnflolu Monitor : The Omaha Hr.n
ng'aln comes to the front , and shows Us enter
prise by publishing a Sunday edition , The
anangoments by which the Dm : has secured
for Its readers the special cablegram ? of the
Now York llciaUl , and the demand of th
patrons , liavo necessitated this step and will
bo appreciated by Its numerous readers in
this section ,
A Croat Pnpcr.
Plattsmouth Joutnal : The first Suiulny
edition of the Omaha Hr.n was n great paper ,
and a gieat "seller , " If we may judge by the
fact that ail the news stands In Plattsmouth
wcro sold out of them loug before the do-
maud had been supplied.
The Imtcflt Enterprise.
Arapahoe Minor : The Omaha Htci : now
appears every day in the year , a Sunday edi
tion being tlio latest enterprise Inaugurated
by its publishers. Dully for the blisy HKI : .
In tlio Fro lit. Hank.
Schuyler Herald : The Omaha Ur.i : coirr-
menced Its Sundiy edition last Sunday , ami
will hereafter publish everyday. The lire
stands In the fiont ranks of western'
Hastings (5a7ettc-lournal ( : There seems it
boa boom In the newspaper business In No
braska. The Omaha Hii : : has contracted fof
another percctliiB piess and will hctcaftof
issue a Sunday morning edition.
Kansas City Jouinal : The Omaha Dr.s
now puollshos an excellent Sunday paper.
Journalism in Ncbiaska Is flying high.
Ficmont Tribune. : The Omaha UKH'S first
Sunday edition came out last Sunday. The
Uiis : : swarmed In great numbeis 10,000.
on tlio Top U'nvc.
Nebraska City News : The Omaha HKB
ycsloi day Issued Its first Sunday paper , and
hereafter itv ill be Issued oveiy Sunday in
the year. Omaha Is booming , and tlio Uii : : Is
iidiugon the top wave. May It continue to
be Miecesbful. Wo do like enteipilse.
Lincoln Jouinal : The Omaha Hr.n has
commenced a Sunday edition , giving It nn
Issue evciy day in the week. This is metro
Tlio Sunday Issue.
Ulysses Dispatch : The Omaha HIK : now
prints n Sunday Issue , and has oideied a
boeond § 15,000 perfecting piess.
Up With the Stnto.
Gottenbuig Independent : The Omaha
BKK now publishes a Sunday edition. The
Bin : believes In keeping pace with thocrovvth
of the state aim Its cntcrpilbo Is duly appiccl-
Still Lends.
Fairmont Signal : The Omaha Br.n greets
us with a beautiful Sunday edition , Uosewater
still leads In Ncbiabka journalism.
Full of Enterprise.
Atlantic , Iowa , Democrat : The Omaha
Bni : is publishing a Sunday edition. The
BKI : is as lull oC entei pi Iso as the insect ot the
same- name is lull of honey.
A AIlKiifllcout Paper , |
Yoik Tluies : The Omaha BKI : has com
menced tlio jiubllcatlon of a Sunday pajior.
The first lunuber apneatcd August 1 , and is a
magnificent paper.
A Rustier.
Noitli Bend Flnll : The Omaha Br.K
is out in a Sunday edition. The
Bun is a lustier. Six papeisper week
were not enoiu'h for the purposes of that en
terprising oflico , and now , like Its llttlo
namesake , It "gatheiH honey every day from
eveiy opening flower. " We may think as wo
plea'.o of the political aspects of this leading
state contcmpoiary , but the fact that it Is a
rustler cannot be galusayed.
The Irrepressible Bco.
Plattsmouth Heiald : The Omaha Dunlins
fallen In with the "do like cntcrpiiso" idea
and gone its contemporaries one better In is
suing a Sunday morning edition that com-
paies favorably w 1th the gieat dallies of our
country. The publication of three columns
of cablegiauib the same moining that they
appear In Now York Is now an every day oc-
cmreuco with the iiiepics iblo Bii : . and Is
thohoitof entcipiisc that speaks loudest for
Its deserved success.
A Daisy.
Indlanola Cornier : The Omaha Daily BIE : ,
In addition to Its icccnt niiangcments for
Improved telegraph scivicc , has decided to
Issue a i cgular Sunday edition. That ol the
1st lust , was a "daisy" ami speaks volumes
for the eutcipilso otf the Bin : management.
Rest West of ClilcnKO.
Dulilap Itepoiter : Tim Omaha BKI : , the
best papei west of Chicago , issued the first
number of IU > Sunday edition the 1st lust.
It stalls out with a ciiciilatlon of 111,000.
O'n an Initial Footing With all the
( iroat Dallies.
Edgar Post : The Omaha HKK now pilnta
a Sunday edition. Tlio first issue came out
last amiday , ami will place the IJin ; on an
equal footing with all the great dallies.
It Will Keep There.
Wood Illvcr fia/ctto ; The Omaha BRB
now comes to the fiont with a Sunday edi
tion , and will hereafter reach its leaders
seven times In the week. The IJin ; seems
dctcimined toboln theh-ad of Omaha joui-
iiallsm , pml the publlocau iibsmed It will'
Ootrrinlnnil lo Keep on Top.
West Point I'IO/MVSS / : The Omaha BUB
lias taken another enterprising turn , and
now l.ssuctj a Sunday edition. The lii ! : : if
letui mined to keep on lop In uewHpnpci
loin ,
A JlruulHoiiio Hhcct ,
ItlalrKjpubllcaii : Tlio Sunday BKI : Is a
vciy luindioiiH ! sheet and is full of entoi lain *
ng news and mlbcellany.
Ono of the JMosl KnterprlHliiK Papers.
Cheyciino I.fiidt'r : The Omaha Uin , al
ready recognized casiiiieof the most enter-
irlsing papcix In the West , has commenced
heis uo of a Sunday edition.
A Ton Ktrflcc.
Nellgli Loadt-r : The Omaha BKK cora'
iicncod Sunday to LsMieabiivenday paper ,
iiutliii ; out Its first Sunday Ihsuo on thai
latu. Tno BKK hat , made a ten strike.
Omaha 1ms mown too largo to gft
along with filx-dny papers , and the only
voudor Is that allot thu papers thuio liavo
ict seen it that way long bcfoie ,
Tha Ituiiucr 1'npor.
Ilumpluey Independent : The Omaha
IKK juints eyory diy In the week. Its
Sunday edition prombos to become the ban-
icr pancr west of the Missouri. H nas
added another fast pitos to Its olllco to pi Ink
ts uipldly increasing edition ,
AuoihotNnw Feature.
Wobstcr Winner : The Omaha IHn.y BKK
ias added another feature to Its already
nany prominent ouus. The latest is a Sim-
duy edition and another newpctfectliig pros *
o bo put into its oflico in a few weeks , The
wbllHhers can boast without auy coiupuuo-