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Iticton Millionaires. The Ulirhtsof VVoinah-
STU.VAVS show which way the lemon-
Tni- : cable line which hesitates to build
first is lost.
THKIJI : is no safe place in this free land
for the advocates of murder and Urn
apostles of ruin.
THU motto , "Don't bo a clam , " has
boon changed during the present hot
weather to "Don't bo a grease spot. "
TriEUB appears to have been no con
flict among the jurors in the auarchist
case. The verdict as announced was
reached on the first ballot.
Cnuiicn HcnvK'3 "boodle" is being
frcoly distributed in advance of the con
vention , but "boodle" will fail to materi
ally change the. result of the people's
THE sudden zeal of the administration
to deplete the treasury surplus is note
worthy. It is ascribed to tlio double
motive oi relieving Wall street and help-
imiho democracy. It may accomplish
tlio former , but it comes too late to do
much for the latter.
IT having boon stated that Mrs. Cleve
land will open the Minneapolis exposi
tion by an electric connection established
with the president's ' cottage in tlio Aui-
rondncks , St. J.oms is proposing to civ\
gage her for a similar service for thi * ' ex
position in that city.
Mil. Tn.DKN'3 tWK-outor's are understood
to object to tlio Hinallnoss of their com
pensation under the terms of the will.
. This in llxod at $5,000 a piece during tlio
continuance of the trust , or in other
words , for life. Messrs , Green , Smith
Uigelow must want a slice of the earth.
A IIUXIWF.I ) odd noros of Omaha su
burban real estate sold a few months ago
for if-O-'i.OOO , two weeks later for $55,00'J , ' ,
nnd on Friday last for $75,000. The pos
sibilities of next year are enough to tlaz-
/.hi any ono but the hardened real estate
dealers , who are already Ilguring way
up in tlio millions.
THK lion. Samuel . Randall spoke his
llttlo picco at the mass mooting of Irish
men at Chicago , i'ridav evening , and ac
cording to the report gave them the
Bound advice not to lot politics creep
within their counsels. None the loss it is
tiot to bo believed that Mr. Uaudall trav
eled all the way from Philadelphia to Chicago
cage solely to show his devotion to the
Irish cause , Samuel is deuced sly , and it
isn't his fault if a good opportunity to
advance his own cause slips by him ,
advertisement for plans for a now
Catliolio church calls attention to the re
markable growth of cnthollcism In Omaha
and throughout the state , Few cities of
the slv.o boasts of so many handsome and
substantial church buildings occupied by
Roman Catholic worshippers and few
fctalcs in the far west of so many charges
nnd faithful missionaries. This result is
duo In largo degree to the generous and
steady stream of contributions from the
church membership , to faithful steward
ship on the part of the trustees and to the
wise and far-sighted guardianship of the
Bishop of Omaha. 'JJishop O'Connor
combines the rare qualifications of line
business ability and the learning of the
cloisters. Ho is quite as much at homo
at ills desk surrounded with abstracts of
titles and audited accounts of parishes as
ho la in the Kplscopul pulpit preaching
the doctrines of the church.
S.ito nnd Unsafe Investments ,
The activity of the real cslato market
continue * unabated. The number of
transfers breaks all tlio records. Money
is rapidly changing hands In Omaha and
the amount now being planted in city
realty U quite without precedent. The
remarkable growth of Omaha is respon
sible for much of this n\traordmnrv de
mand foi real estate. Wo have not only
doubled in stable population during the
past live years , but wo have materially
increa'-cii in wealth. Our trade is double
and our manufacturing industries have
enlarged In almost equal proportion" .
Pavement * , sewers , walor supply
and other feature * of metro
politan life have attracted
from the small towns of Nebraska and
the neighboring states a largo number of
men of means with money to invest in
homes and solid dollars to plant in inter
est bearing property. Foreign capital ,
to the -ivctent of several millions , has
sought investment in our midst , releasing
an equal amount of homo canilal. The
real nitato boom is the consequence.
The question whether Omaha real es
tate Is a safe Investment can bo best
answered by pointing to the manner in
which eastern capitalists are dealing in
it. Any vent tire Is a safe investment
which will bring a fair rate of Interest
as a return on the money invested. Thu
safest of nil investment1 ; , in n growing
city , Is realty close to the business centre.
This ne\l safest is that which is next
closer. Any city lot or addition property
which ha.i an immediate rentable valua
or can be made available lor renting
purposes by an expenditure within the
means of the owner , is a safe investment ,
not a doubtful speculation. The prices
of Omaha real estate arc not high when
compared with these of Kansas City and
St. Paul. Within reasonable limits from
tha centre of population property is rea
sonable in prlco. Hut there is danger of
inflation in tin- line of "outside prop-
crt } . " Farm land cut up into lots is still
farm hind unless accessible and available
for residence purpose. ] . City lots five or
six miles from the city limits , under precut * -
cut conditions , cannot bo considered in
any other light than that of purely specu
lative ventures. They tire based on hopes
for thn future rather than on r. knowl
edge of the requirements of the present.
Ho Knows AVhy.
According to Church Howe , tlio sup
port of the HKE would be death to his
candidacy. How strange. Three weeks
ago the artful dodger from the bunks of
the Kemaha was boasting that lie was
assured of Hose water's help in Ins can
A visit to tins office undeceived him.
Neither his throats nor Ins pleas for si
lence succeeded in changing Iho situa
tion as it was. Promises of reform will
not pass muster among honest men who
have been sold out time and again by
this confirmed trickster. No man
knows belter than Church llowo
why ho is opposed by the BIE :
and why it opposition voices the senti
ment of honest men everywhere in the
stale of Nebraska. His record is dyed so
deeply with fraud , falsehood and corrup
tion that the stains will last as long as
Nebraskans have memories.
A man whoso plndgcs tire not worth
the breath wasted in making them , a poli
tician whoso hands are dyed with bribe
money nnd legislative blackmail , n
mountebank whose ground and lofly po
litical tumbling from ono parly platform
to another and from every conceivable
side of every living question to the oppo
site standpoint suoh a man must have
a check of adamant to appeal to his rec
ord and charge that its honct.t exposure
will only assist the advancement of his
Pnrty wreckers may defy public senti
ment and hoot at the ctlbct of the scalpel
which dissects for the education of
voters tlio black history of such danger
ous corruptions as Church Howe. Hut
the people are behind the politicians and
hold Iho casting vote. There should bo
no danger of Ilowo'a nomination. Tiroro
is not the shadow of a danger of his nlejj.
1 * "
From Polltic-hiii to 1'coplc.
Senator Van Wyck's ' call for an expres
sion of the popular preference on the
senatorial question naturally disgusts
the professional politicians. They arc
Indignant that anyone slioulil presume
to question their nowcr and right to
select the rqpi'Gsentativo of Nebraska
in the in.fyer house of congress. Accord
ingly , tlio request of ( ioneral Van Wyck
that the voters of the state , acting under
the constitutional proviso , should voice
their preference for senator strikes the
honorable bilks and legislative lobbyists
as a picco of audacious impertinence.
Such a precedent , if established , would
destroy their occupation. .
This is precisely what the people of the
state intended when they engrafted the
much discussed proviso on Iho constitu
tion and made provision by statutory en
actment for carrying it into olTect. It
was drafted to bring the senatorial elec
tion closer to the voles of the people.
Under its terms , no legislator who votes
in joint session can plead ignorance of
the will of his constituents or violate his
pledges through a mistaken judgment of
the force of public sentiment , The law
passed by the legislature to give
ofl'cct to the constitutional proviso
waa drawn up on the assumption
that representatives of the people are
honest spokesmen for their constituents.
It assumes that the popular will once
known , will bo promptly carried into op
eration by the men elected for that uur-
While the constitution 6f the United
States determines the method by which
senators shall be chosen by the legisla
tures it loaves to the states the determi
nation Hi * to how legislators shall bo made
to voice the popular wish on senatorial
rial issues , The gravest cause of com
plaint with the national senate to-day is its
lack of sympathy with the people of the
country. It is obstructive and arrogant.
Depending upon the politicians for their
sis years , tenure of ofllce , the senators ,
with few exceptions , arc more interested
in pandering to the wishes of the lobby
than in complying with the will of the
great majority , which they are supposed
to represent. The railroads control the
legislatures of many states. It is not
surprising that they control the senators
which the railroads scJcct. Grout mon
eyed interests dictate the choice of the
joint sessions in other states and the sen
ators chosen are the abject tools of the
money power. lietwoon the ponplo ,
who work and to'l ' and pay taxes and
wJio are most vit&My interested
in good government , nnd the
United States senate , two barriers aie
erected , the lobby and Iho legislature. It
is tn do away with tlio llrst of thco that
Nebraska's law , to which Senator Van
Wyck appeals , hag boon created.
It is well that , tlio statute .should havr
n fair trial In Nebraska , and that the ap
peal from the politicians to the people
should bo made by a senator whoso rec
ord of live years of unbroken service for
tin.1 people will outlast all the malicioti ?
assaults of the politicians who are banded
together to defeat him.
The Knit1 nnd It.vpo4ltlon.
The Interstate Fair and Exposition
which opens in this city on September Gth
will surpass in elements of attractive in
terest any display of its kind over before
given in this section. The exhibits will
bo more numerous , the space covered
greater , the outside attractions larger.
The managers have piollled well from
pnt experience. Nothing that largo moans
and hard labor can accomplish lias boon
loft undone. Ample buildings , beautifully
renovated grounds , Iho fastest half milo
course in America and < vii Exposi
tion structure roomy , light and
sale will provide rare facilities
lor displays which will at once amuse
and instruct the great crowds who are
certain to bo in attendance. The com
pletion of the railroad to the grounds af
fords unequalled transportation facilities
lor exhibits and exhibitors , while the re
newal of the enclosure ami the buildings
within make what is , without question ,
the neatest and the most interesting fair
grounds In the west.
The exposition which will bo held at
the same time as the fair promises to bo
fully as attractive. Bvery foot of space
has already been taken. To comply with
the pressure from anxious exhibitors ,
the managers have boon compelled to
construct an annex. Trade , art and in
dustry will bo well represented. Nebraskans -
braskans will bo afforded an opportunity
to see what Ncbraskans are doing. A
listf ! of score of other states and territo
ries in the Missouri valley will outer the
list as exponents of western enterprise.
The managements of the fair and ex
positions having done their part , it re
mains for the people to do theirs. A
large , a generous attendance should bo
guarrantoed. The great stimulus to all
enterprise is public appreciation of the
efforts of enterprising men. t
A Great Kducntional Movement.
There is no fact connected with tlio
growth and expansion of the intellectual
and moral forces of the time mere inter
esting and remarkable than the phenom
enal progress of the Chatitauqua move
ment , which it may be remarked
is peculiarly an American enterprise.
With the great mass of intelligent people
who have hoard of this movement , and
with many of those oven who have been
its beneficiaries and are now enjoying its
advantages , there is probably very little
accurate knowledge of tlio extent of its
ramifications and of the great good it is
accomplishing not only in this country
hut in many other lands. A volume by
Hev. Dr. John II. Vincent , just issued
from the Clmutauqiia press in 15oston ,
narrates in most interesting form the his
tory , work and character of this remark
able movement , of which the author is
competent to speak as one of its origina
tors and still its head. Ucgiuning in
18M , by the joint labor of a wealthy and
Christian citizen of Akron , Ohio , Mr.
John Miller , and Dr. Vincent , with the
idea of simply utilizing the time of the
summer vacation by a moderate course
of religious reading and study , more
particularly with reference to Sunday
school work , the movement taking its
name from the beautiful lake in south
western Now York whore it got its start ,
and whore the assemblies are annually
held , has since broadened its scope until
it has become one of the greatest educa
tional instrumentalities of the ago.
Cliaulauqua is aptly described as the
biggest of . camp-meetings . , th : illll5li : - . *
encyclopedic Qf " " -
-orslties , the widest
0 educational reading associations. Its
plan is to establish in every house a college -
lego whore knowledge may bo acquired
with so little expenditure ol time that nc
member of a family desiring such knowl
edge need bo excluded from the privilege ,
III tills way it brings mental culture to
thousands who would otherwise noyer
have got it , and by tlio simplest ol
moans. How extensive its good work
has grown to bo will appear from the
fact that having its local habitation in
the summer assembly at Cliaulauqua
lake , it likewise governs some
thirty similar camp-meetings scat'
tercd from Maine to California ,
while Us reading circles , pursuing
various courses of prescribed reading and
study , report to the central oflico titi'lain.
field , Now Jcrsoy , not only from a great
number of places in Iho United Stales
but from tlio Dominion of Canada , Noya
Scotia , Franco , England , Scotland , Ire
land , China , India , Bulgaria , Syria , Per
sia , Husnia , Moxlco , Central America , the
Sandwich islands and Japan. Among
the highly interesting results recorded is
the fact that in Japan there are over one
thousand members of a Chaiitauqna cir
cle ; that in Capo Colony , South Africa ,
the Chautauqua plan has been eminently
successful ; and that it has penetrated
oven into Russia and been kindly re
While every branch of this admirable
and comprehensive plan of self-education
is excellent , thn most popular and best
feature of the work is the "Literary and
Sclontillo Circle. " This is a company of
pledged readers for mutual help and en
couragement under experienced load
ers and adopted text-books , pro
scribing a symmetrical Jour years' '
course of reading and study in literature ,
art and science , in connection with the
routine of dally life , and especially
adapted for those whose educational ad
vantages Imvo boon limited. It requires ,
if ono would secure its proper benefits ,
an average time of about forty minutes
per day. In its careful selection and
wide range of topics it promotes good
habits of daily thought and conversation ,
and gives at least an introduction to , and
considerable of the insight and outlook
of a "liberal education. " It tends to re
move that indefinite and embarrassing
distance between the "educated" and
the common mind , to level undesirable
class distinctions and to make common
intorcbts. Abide from the wider outlook
and the larger information , it unlifts and
strengthens the mental and social
faculties , and so inures not only to the
private benefit of the individual , but to
the public advantage of a larger man
hood and wouiuuhooJ , a higher grade of
citizenship. Ono of the best features 1 ;
the husbandry of time which wouh
otherwise bo wasted , and the self-disci-
plino involved In the very act of rescuing
odd moments. Another ufits good sug
gestions l.s that education is never tin
ished , and no one is ever too old tc
It is impossible to overestimate tlu
great good which1 * Cllfs movement ha. <
accomplished in tlit twVlvo years since il
was started , of which tjiero is ubundaiil
and explicit testimony in Dr. Vincent's
book , or to compute the vast benefits yd
to coma from it. It is A great bonelicenl
instrumentality that c'ommomls itself tc
the simplest as well as the most cnliglit
cnod understanding , and the possibilitio :
of which may bo said to bo unlimited.
Tlio Lesson of the Convictions.
The verdict of the jury condemning tc
death the Chicago anarchists was some
thing more than a vindication of the law
and a conservation of justice. 11 was .1
declaration as well that thn American
people not only do not sympathise witli
the bloody and destructive principles ol
which those men , in their coarse and
brutal way , are the reproscnti'tlvos , but
thittthoy have the will and the courage Ic
punish to the last extremity of the law
those who put those principles in prac
tice. Greatly as till must regret the ter
rible sacrifice that was necessary to bring
out tills declaration fully and unmist.iiv-
ably , the compensation will be complete
if the hordes of anarchism shall loam
irom it that the free soil ot America cannot -
not bo used with impunity for the propa
gation and practice of their doctrines of
ruin and murder , and that for those who
outrage the freedom and the generous
hospitality of the rupuulic there is swift
and certain punishment.
Unquestionably wo have as a
people been misjudged in this
regard. Tlio socialist and anarch
ist elements of Kurope , of which
the Chicago conspirators arc tlio basest
product , have undoubtedly behoved that
tlio United States offered a fair and tree
field for the cultivation and growth of
their theories , and that not only was the
popular mind here susceptible to thorn ,
but there was assured protection for the
propagandists to almost any extreme
whether of speech or act. The miserable
men condemned to death in Chicago
came to this country thoroughly im
pressed with tins false idea , and tons of
thousands ot others whom they left be
hind them entertained the same no
tion. They found here a generous meas
ure of toleration , and that general indif
ference to their wild mouthings and
threatening displays which come of a
sense of security and conscious power.
Misled by this evidence of apparent pub
lic unconcern and encouraged by the re
inforcement of a fdtir'vf&rthlcss and reckless -
loss natives , they wont forward boldly
with their conspiracy and worked it out
to its logical oud in murder. Then the
people awakened from their indifference ,
and from one end of the land
to the other demanded that these
cowardly conspirators and brutal as
sassins bo hunted dawn. , and brought to
justice. In the remotest end of tiio
country the feeling1 was not less strong
than it was in Chicago that those perpe
trators of wholesale' murder should be
punished. Every la-w-rospocting citizen ,
every man with a patriotic instinct the
merchant , the farmer , tho'honost work-
ingninn all were actuated by the ono
sentiment that the criminals should suf
fer the full penalty of their crime. Only
among the enemies of peace and order
anil law did they lind tlio sympathy that
was powerless to aid them.
It was a revelation to these men whoso
misguided impressions had led them to
expect a different popular expression ,
and their fate will bo a lesson to those of
their kind here and abroad , it teaches
that this is a republic of law , that the
freedom vouchsafed to every man who
comes here carries with H tIi < ' * '
of obcdicnco - tuo laws , that conspiracy
Tigainsl tlio peace and welfare of society
is not less a crime hero than
in other civilized nations , Unit destruc
tion of property and murder as remedies
for real or fancied political or social evils
are not recognized in the American code ,
and that this people have the power and
the courage to compel obedience to every
requirement of the laws nnd to punish
these who violate thorn. The cost of the
lesson has been severe and bitter , but It
possesses inestimable value.
Tun irrepressible McGilliciiddy conies
into public notice again through a re
port made from Pine Hidgo that the recent -
cent count of the Indians at that agency
shows 2,000 less than the ox-agent car
ried on the rolls. The assumption oi
course is that the lighting doctor pocket
ed the surplus rations to the amount of
some $200,000 , a year. Dr. McGilliciiddy
comes promptly to the front with his
answer. Ho admits tlio probability of the
truth of the count , and begs leave to re
fer to Ins several annual reports urging
a rigid count of the Sioux , on the ground
that the rations issued wcro in excess of
the Indians to whom they were given.
The annual censuses taken by the agent ,
according to Dr. MeGilllouddy , are as
incorrect as city censuses , the Indiana
always reporting Miolr number ; } far
above the actual Ijgurcs , Having no
other basis to go on. lie Ims issued the
rations called for by the books. The
Sioux have been the olil.y1 ones who have
profited in conscnuc'iicd ! In conclusion
the doctor wishes it 'nngW.stood that his
name is still McGilliaiuliiy , and that ho
can be found at llapiil City to answer to
any charges made 'Rgainst ' his adminis
tration , while his bbiUlamcn tire within
easy call. ' '
Mu , FOSTKIC , ono qftho | attorneys of the
convicted uimrchisU , is reported to have
said that if the penally proscribed by the
jury is inflicted the jurymen will not bo
out of danger. ThroiiU of what might
befall the jury worn made in advance of
tlio 7ordiet for the pilrposo of intimida
tion , and it Is to their honor as fearless
men thai it was wholly without influ
ence. So will this later menace fail to
affect the course of justice. Tlio jury did
Its duty , and it will go hard with anarchists -
ists and their sympathizers if any violence
Is visited upon the men who were faith
ful to their oath and to their conscience.
ij POINTS ,
Cornelius K. Vundeibllt Is suggested as a
candidate for mayor of Now York.
Kx-iov , Gushing K. lnvs ) | , of Minnesota ,
has entered the canvass for the United States
Kx-Coiizrcssinan Herr , ot ! Michigan , haa
gone to Maine to sunup the bttuo during the
Theodore 1'iico , of i'aris , Mo. , has bouu
nominated by the democrats for jHilgo of the
The New' York crceuliack state committee
have agreed to hold a state convention nt
Albany September 21.
The republicans of the .Second district of
Michigan have nominated Captain K. 1' .
Allen , of Ypsllntill , forcongicss.
Conctressiiian Hewitt Is said to be easily
evading the temptation to outer Into a con
test for Senator Warner Miller's seat.
( ? ov. Smith's comity In Vermont having
declined In favor of Kdmuu-'s ' for senator ,
the movement to retire the latter Is regarded
as at an end.
A bllter light among West Vlicinla demo
crats over the election or Senator Camdeu's
successor Is said to cast some doubt on the
complexion of the next legislature.
The lldtior dealers charge that the prohlbl-
lionlstj In Hinds county , Mississippi , cm i led
llielr uolnt at the polls by using shotguns to
keeo Ihe negroes fiom voting.
lieu. Frank lllscock Is working hard to
secure leelslnlors In New York to help htm
Into the United States senate. The Syracuse
Standard Is booming him.
Kx-'ioycrnor ' Long , of Massncliusctts.sccms
to think he has a very easy job to defeat
Senator Dawcs. He will make no active can
vass , and urges his friends to bo easy on Iho
Mayor Smith , of Philadelphia , has boldly
announced his determination to buy no more
tickets for picnics , fairs , excursions ami
benclils. Ho will change his mind shoitly
before the next election , i\t which ho Is a cau
Chicago Tribune : Mrs. President Cleve
land Is to open the Minneapolis exposition
Monday next at long range , by touching nn
clecttlcbeli in the Adlroudacks , connecting
with wlios leading to Minneapolis. This ,
however , Is not the electric touch lor which
so many patriotic democrats have hcen long
and anxiously waiting.
Wo shall not light Mexico now , probably ,
but ] > orhaps those Texaus have got their blood
up so strous that they will go and wipe out
An Alien r tliat Didn't
Clilrauo J foil hi.
It Is a great pity that General Aiwur
couldn't Imvo bored a few holes in the negro
Ijontlocl nt Hoth JJnds.
CViff ( ; ' > Tjf/nwr. /
Henry Ward Itaechcr Is preparing a lecture
uuon Ireland , which he will deliver in this
country the coming season. So his gun was
loaded at both ends.
The Matter of Halt.
The departure of so many government of
ficials and congressmen on lishlng trips is
having itseirect on the halt'market. The
boom in the whisky trade is the largest 1'or
Ought to Hot n in a Good Jjtiwycr by
St. I.tmis ( } lilic-Ifinr > emt.
Secretary LJayard has done well In employ
ing an attorney to help him manage the Mex
ican difliciilty. If ho would retain a good
lawyer by the year he would bo able to con
duct the general business of hi.s department
with more success than ho has jet achieved.
A 1'atrlot , but-
mm Hired .Vciw.
it was at El 1'aso. Texas , that a citizen
buckled on two revolvers , seized an Ameri
can tlag In his hands , and was about to jump
into the street and yell : "Down with Mexico
ice ! " when a str.inger laid his hand on his
arm and whispered : "Don't ; I'll give you a
dollar not to. "
"Ain't you a patriot',1" ' howled the Tox.in ,
"Oh , yes. "
"And don't you want to sec Mexico
"Then what ails you ? "
"I want to got rid of $ i , ODO worth of Mex
ican Central stock lirst. Please don't add to
the excitement. "
( \ Htliwnl Itlcli.
A pair of bright ail'A l'92ulsli eve
Atel.h Sfl-W' mt piping ; ' -
A * > , '
, t cjiuoby , dimpluil hands'
A string ncld fast In keening :
Above a round , red , toy balloon
Jn Graceful circles sweeping.
A pair of dim and tearful orbs
Uign/.liiK to the clear blue skies ;
A nalr of chubby , dimpled hands
Unohism'il in wo 1'ul , sad surprise ;
Abiivea round , rod , toy balloon
Kach moment growing less in si/.e.
Some soothing tale the mother tolls
Of God and angels way up high ,
'lo whom the airy toy has sped ,
And soon the tears began to dry
When mother promises that ( ! od
Will send it to him by and by.
'Mid mother's many dally cares ,
The thou2htlehs pledge' Is very soon
Forgotten ; but the artless chlhf
Itomemhers well thu promised boon ,
And asks one day : "Oh , mother , when
Will ( .toil get through with my balloon' . " '
COMPljlMBNTS OF CM 113 PUK5S.
Creighton Transcript : The enterprise of
the Omaha Uin : is without precedent. With
its dully cable dispatches and Slmilny edition
It ranks second to none of the metropolitan
dallies. Wo predict that with the present
maimitement In live years time , the HKK will
bo one of the strongest journals in the United
The Greatest \Vostorn Newspaper.
The Howdy West , Douglds , Wyoming : The
Omaha UKB in now Issuing a mammoth Sunday -
day edition , Intended to bo the best paper in
the entire west , and Mr , Hosowalcr never un
dertakes anything he cannot accomplish.
The llii ; : Is certainly the greatest western
newspaper of the age.
"Will bo Appi-eointoil.
Beatrice Kopiibllcnu : The Omaha Hii : : Ims
commenced the publication ot a Sunday
edition , giving it an Issue ovnry day In the
week , The progressive west admires enter
prise lu newspaper buslnos.as : well as any-
thlnfl el. e , and wo bellovo this metropolitan
venture of the 13m : will ho duly appreciated.
The Ilm : Is a fresh , lively unit nomy paper.
Gnronimo Surrounded l > y Mexicans ,
NOOAI.IS ; , Arizona , August 81. Xo\v.i has
just reached hero that while negotiations
wcro pending between the Mexican atilhorl-
tlo.s and Ccronlmo , near Ari/.pe , the Mexicans
quietly surrounded the ludiniis nnd now
hayo them where there is no possibility of
o.scuc ) , Coronlmo has been notllicd that the
only terms will bo unconditional surrender ,
Captain Luwton Ims bcuu notified and Is now
moving towards Aii/.pc.
A Homo Itule Straw.
KIUNIIUIKJII , August m. In tlio now elec
tion which has just taken ulacu In l.oith to
till the vacancy canned by 'Hailstone. ' * choos
ing to fait for Midlothian , which he was also
elected to reiircbentiu parliament , Ferguson ,
( iladstonmn candidate , has boon ovonthn hu
Ingly successful , llu polled -iJOl vole-
against 1W8 for McGregor and MTO fo.s
A fair of 1'osl must era.
WASHINGTON , August 21.-.Sjmclal ( Tele
gram to the liKK.j ] * I * . Nye w.ift to-day
appointed postmaster at J > D , \i ! , Slantun
county , Nub. , vice Frederick Jlohnek , < U-
o'liuxl ; J , 11. Mcars , White CIou-l , Mills
county , Iowa , vice J. 8.1.llle.r ,
THE COUNTY SARDINE-BOX ,
the Poor nntl Insane Are Orowtlec
Together Like Live Stock.
A FARM WORTH 8400,000
Scarcely n nrenthliiK 1'lnco foi
tin ) l'n\iior \ ] mill Nilin Iilttlo
Blouse Trni9 | for Thirty
The "pnoi1 you have alway with you'
is si biblical phrase that is conlimiall.i
boathura tattoo on the plastic t.ympa
num of the orthodox churchman , ( rou
his Sunday-school days until the solomi
hour approaches , when "dust to dust" \
the ceremonial ordor. The words arc n.
full of moatiini : aa any in the language
and it one-quarter of humanity wotilt !
hoop them constantly before the eye , thi ;
would bo a butter world. The tact is
however. they aland out boldly in a uroai
ocean of theory , and when bedewed will
a tiny drop of practical moaning tin
Christian world is convulsed. v'harltj
seems to bo only of word construction , li
is a pleasant thing to talk about , and ap
pears very Fcnlimontal when in goldci :
letters it is ranged along side of " ( Jot :
bless our homo , " anil other curtallei !
wall proclamations , that are sure to dec
orate the room where the pastor make ;
his calls. Tim announcement that chari
ty begins at homo , may bo correct , as fur
as being a rolijiious coloring forsolllsh <
ness , but m the way of drawing practi
cal attention to deserving unfortunates ,
who seemingly have always lived in the
winter of life , it is a delusion and a snare
It really seems so sensible ant1
Christian like to send money and
necessaries thousands of miles away tc
the heathen , when in the shade of tin
very domicile of the donor , flesh of hi ;
llesh and bone of his bone , are writhing
in pain and being rapidly hurried to tlu
graves by disease. The fact is that evorj
day experience shows that the.ro is toe
little practice in religion , and too mucl
theorizing. This is particularly the case
when the able arc called upon to snccoi
the unable the strong to assist tin
weak. Hero the loft hand is very apt tc
know too much about what the riglil
hand docs , and if there is one thing more
than another , that has given inlidoliti
and agnosticism a prominent position in
the aflairs of the world it is the great dif
ference. between what , the good church
man says ami what ho docs the pulpit ,
as far as practical religion is concerned ,
is too far removed from the purse. The
tender-hearted Omahau need not take a
vessel for India or Africa to interview
the heathen ho can lind him and her
and llioir sad-eyed little ones in the lower
districts of the city. The expense ? of an
ocean trip can be devoted to bettor uses
by taking a walk to the hospitals , or to
tlio poor house , just outside of the
western walls of this goodly municipality.
Hero can bo found an ample
arena for the worthy and heroic
display of charity and Christianity. Let
the heathen in far oil' climes continue to
roam in his blissful , ignorance , and let
the warm hand of kindness be placed on
the poor and needy at our doors. The
second table is good enough for the un
civilized for a 'time at least , until our
sullenng neighbors are attended to.
Did 1 Hay Omaha's poor house / Yes ,
1 believe i did , but it would bo more
nropor to substitute the words poor farm ,
for there are ICO acres of the latter , whore
the birds of the air and the animals of
the field have a grand play ground-
there are only JiOxlO feet of the former ,
wherein seventy-live men , women and
children , fashioned afler the Maker's
imago , are huddled together like sheep in
a shamble. Enfeebled octogenarians ,
who have boon cast , through no fault of
t heir's , on the rocks and roofs , are mixed
up with little children , whoso njro v -
muipors or princes. Maimed
and crippled arc crowded together with
healthy younir women , "who have only a
temporary residence at the poor honst
for obvious reasons. The worsi
of all is the crowding of the
insane and idiotic with these whoso
minds are sound. Since the return
of incurables from the state hospital foi
the insane to this comity , all'airs at the
poor house are really outrageous. There
is no'blamo to bo laid at the doors of 1.
N. I'iprct' , the outgoing superintendent ,
or his nstimablo wifo" Nor are the
county commissioners altogether at fault ,
although it must bo acknowledged thai
they have given the matter less atten
tion than they ought. It seems very
strange that Douglas county should have
a tract of 100 a-ircs , less about ( light
acres deeded to the Doll line , which is
really the finest suburban propory in this
vicinity , and still have such meagre ac
commodations for its poor and its sick.
There are only nine cells for the thirty
insane Inmates. They are muallor than
the single apartments in our jail , in each
of these there are two beds lilling the
contracted space longitudinally to exact
ness and leaving a spaeo of about a
foot between the beds. Some of these pa-
tiunts are so mentally wrecked that they
cannot bo allowed to roam in the yards ,
and are continually under lock and key.
Nevertheless it is n low estimate to say
that the poor Jarm is worth to-day in
cash f 100,000. its cast line is 'the
West line of the city. It stands on
a commanding ( deration but two blocks
from Hansoom park , and adjoin a on
the city side a collection of cosily and
handsome rosidone.es , Property on Cum-
ing street tar to the north and farther
beyond the oily limits is readily sulling
nt the rate of ftl.OOO per aero , It there
fore does not seem to bo true economy
such as any Invol-hemlcd business mini
would use in his private affairs to allow
this amount of money to Ho buried in
aeros that produce not hiiifr of any mo
ment , bccaupo they are not tilled , and
the poor and sick , for whom the prop
erly was procured. allowed to remain in
the condition in which they now are , It
may bn that Uiuro is some legal reason
why this slate of afVnirs exists , Tlio
courts , however , deal in equity as well
as law , and it h not lively the miblio at
largo would now criticize any movement
which would provide suitab ! ) quarter *
for thu poor , provided the pitchy linger. ' )
uf rings were kept away from
the sale , llnro i ? a question that
sliouKl claim Iho attention of the human
itarians and the public spirited In our
niiiUt. Give th Jittlo boy with the bean
shooter a iv.it for atvhiln. Deny the pi
ratical crow its winter crumbs. Jlo not
over oovcro in blaming the driver who
piles the lash rather too freely on his
liorio , and examine into this poor house
matto.r with A viu\v of doing something
ivoi'lhy of true manhood for ( iod'a crea
tures. TI. ' i j.oor of course arc always
"with" this co.iimnnity , they ai'o "with"
3vorv ( uinmiimly , but it is doubtful if
ihorrt is a place on Iho great footi.tool of
Jmiiijiotouco whnro they are "housed"
is in this country ,
Tlio main building of the poor house is
ifnJO , two stories in elevation over a
ja.soimv.it , in which are located the
diuiion iwl dinmg rcorn. On the roar
louth half is a w" < > d m porch , 18x50 ,
vliich is used for filing purposes , Ad-
oining this in thomeon'l st ry of the main
jiilldliiK nro the quarters for the male
iiek. The next room cast contains the
solid for the in&auo and idiotic. The other
ooiua on this Uoor arc used as doiaii-
lories for the m.alo nnd fcninle pi .y
Aortas the yard to Iho south la none
story wooden wing , 38x00 , which is en
tirely occupied for dormitory purpoM'-s.
From actual figures. allowing for tl-i-
vegetables raised on tlio farm , the cost of
maintaining each pauper is $105 per yeai .
The ofllcordof the establishment are I. >
1'ierco , superintendent , with nsnlprytf
$75 per mouth ; Mrs. 1 , N. Pierce , matron ,
$03 ; Dr. lU'berl , county physician , an I
two nurses , who receive mcro nominal
salaries. To the credit of the officials ! > .
it said , that considering the cramped n < -
commodations , they keep tlio poor hoii e
and its unfortunate Inmates in womhv
fully good condition. A commendable
system prevails , and during the year- )
tital Mr. Pierce has had charge , his ardu
ous duties seem to have been faithful ] v
fulfilled. The incoming superintendent ,
Mr. Mahoney , will Unit that ho was no
sinecure , and that ho has been honored
\\itlioneof tlio least remunerative ini.l .
most thankless positrons in the county
government. Among Mio seventy-live in
mates of Iho poor hou5 now there arc of
course interesting characters. M < n nnd
women who have had strange vis.Msitudi-t
in life , and oven some whoso j'oars have
boon passed amid sensational events. Va
rious causes have found them in their
present forlorn positions , but to them
bo the llttlo grain of satisfaction
that only in one or two cases was I lieu-
downfall the result of their own fault.
"Man's inhumanity to miui"plavMa very
important part in populating the poorhouse -
house of Douglas county , nnd so It will
bo nndoiitcdly to the end of time.
Among the thirty insane persons are
some very peculiar people the sullen
and morose , the playful and laughing ,
and these monomaniacs on certain sub
jects are all to bo seen. One unfortunate
jrirl is deaf , dumb and an incurable idiot.
To her death would be a providential re
lief. Colonel Shinowski lias been an in
mate of tno poorhouse for live years , llu
is : i veteran of the Mexican war , led a
Missouri regiment during the lalo war ,
and at one time held an important posi
tion in the aforesaid state. Many cll'ort.-j
have boon made to lind some of his kin ,
but to no avail. There the old soldier
sits in silence , lighting with a
wrecked memory the battles of
the chaparral and cactus country
and those of a later day in Iho .sunny
south. A German , known only by the
name of Hans , is a harmless lunatic , en
tirely devoted to wood carving. Pieces
of board arc furnished him and he pas.scs
the entire day _ doing really artistic work.
With an indiHoront knife he can make
ajmost anything out of wood. One of
his late productions , a street car , is a per
fect model , while several combination
looks lie made would do credit to a
Groenloiif worker. Another German im
agines himself a pedestrian ami his steps
have furrowed tlio yard where his fre
quent "Japs" are made. The sou of a
well-known Irish family of this city ig
also alllicted with the walking mania ,
but his taste turns to long distance trips ,
hence he has to be conliiied. Th-i other
day when given tlio freedom of the
grounds lie entered the lists with
an imaginary opponent and was
subsequently found at Fremont. The four
children deserted at the depot by a heart
less mother wore skipping around the
lawn on the day of my vinit , their minds
intent on play. For them , unworthy pa
rents have made a cruel beginning , that
will end God knows how. There is op
portunity for much character study in
the poor house , and food for grave rolleo-
lion. Every movement of the pauper ami
insane has' sermon in it , of value for
yoimjr and old , while collectively there
stands out in the foregone Iho crying de
mand that this chrihtian community .
should not permit the poor and insane ,
the healthy anil the sick , to bo thr.s hud
dled together for want of room. Who
will be the lirsl to gird on thu armor oE
chanty for this crusade ?
, ; . H.J.HVAX.
A Vary JVIcuii Jljin.
Chicago Herald : "Talking about mean
men , " .said a commercial traveler on a ,
Michigan Central train , " 1 think I know
tiio meanest man living. I met him on
the road about two weeks ago , and 1 regret -
grot to say ho was a commercial trav
eler. Ho was a great story teller , this
mean man was , and three or four of 113
sat in the smoking room liuvi * - -
time. When ho ' " ' " il tf ° . 0l (
V lion no , .
ja | ) is jisl .ini | ir./o )
VH'1" wo all laughed till our sides ached
all except one chap who eat
right in Ironl of the yarn spin
ner. This man never cracked a-
smile , He d'd ' not oven seem to know
that a story had been told. Once ii
awhile he yawned , and there was a sort
of far-away look in his eyes , but his
didn't laugh. Oar story-teller was as
tounded you have seen good storytellers
ers look around to sue if everybody was
laughing properly , haven't. you V and ho
glanced at that silent man as if ho eiuld
eat him up. lie was mortally ollendcd.
Pretty soon the Mlenl man got up ami
left the .smoking room , when the yarn.
spinner burst out :
"Who's that gawkv fool that just went
out ? the blanked idiot ! "
"Oil , never mind him , " siid : ono of the
party ; "he's a newly married min : on his
wedding lour , lie and his bride havu :
been down to the falls , and he is so much
in love that he can't think of anything
else. Their berth is just opposite mine ,
nnd I've neon watching "em. "
"The story teller said nothing more.
but there was a wicked look in Ins cyo as
the party broke up. As wo went to our
berths the bridegroom came in , appar
ently to wait till his ducky had retired.
Our yarn-spinning friend glared at him
and passed on.
"It was pretty late , and the berths wcro
all made up and the lights turned low.
In liftoon minutes wo wore all in bed ,
and just beginning to doxo , when the
most unearthly screaming rent the air.
Instantly the car was filled with commo
tion. Heads we.ro sticking out of a
dozen berths , half the passengers wore
yelling , ami the porter and conductor
were "running about like wild men.
Above all of the din could be heard the
tierce , shrill screams of a middlo-ageit
and jiiiiilthy-luiigod female , li.v means
of these unearthly sounds the
porter was enabled to locate the
trouble , and all was apparent
when our bridegroom cnine bouncing out
if birth Ao. It with a pair of lists follow
ing him , The conductor demanded to
know what ho was doing in that birth ,
uid as soon as the .screaming could hu
piloted so that his thin , sacred voice
jould bo hoard , the poor young man ro-
[ tiled with the declaration that ho had
jlimbed into his own berth , and that
: here was some one in it who had no
justness there. Ho backed up his assor-
Ion by showing up his birth cliook ,
ivhich. sure enough , called for No ,
I. .hint then 1 caught sight
jf our story toiler's ' fiieo poop-
ng out between the curtains of his upper
) ortli near by. On his mug wan an ox-
irosaion of llondish satisfaction , and I at
men discovered the cause of all the Iron-
jjo. The scorned story teller had reached
vor and changed Iho plush streamer
-earing the gold letter " 0" into the place
) f the ono marked " 7" and had thereby
uid his revenge.
"I think a man who would play a trick
ike. that on a bridegroom is entitled to
ho prize as the meanest man on the
Hoa ) Kutnut
The following transfers wcro filed
VuguM.20 , with Iho county clerk ,
Jonunh KavnnmiKh and wife to Daniel Hat'-
01 tv , lnti. ; hlk bl , South Omaha , w tl 81.W.
J S ( . 'auliiolil tu Anna Morau , K 1 3 it lot
11. Chirk 1'loei ! , w U-SbOO.
Christian llartinnn nud wlfo to Charles K
'ollins , lot 13 , blk 11 , Jhuiscom Place w d
Charles Nelson ami wlfo to John Mnder-
lolm. part lots 17 and 20 , bllcU , Kuuntzo &
mill's ' add , wd-SlTIA
llnminlen Watch Co to Alpha Pcarr-on , lot
' , block 10 , Uwlb'hl io'uittii'a < KQc- !
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