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Pace 1. Now York llernld Cablegrams
Specials to tbo UKI : . Ueneral Telegraphic
2ft ! W.I.
1'apeH Iowa and Nebraska Mews. City
Nmvs. Miscellany.
Pace 8. Spcclnf Adverllsemenls. General
nnd Markets.
Paso -I. Kdltorlals. Political Points.
Piins Coiiimonts. An Eminent Methodist.
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Pane 7. Tbo Poet John O. Saxe. My
Son , n Story , Abbreviated from La Figaro.
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Pave ! ) . Women's Ways nndWorks. SlKht
Seeing In Italy , by Mirkun Uhasa. Mlsuel-
lany. AdvcitlseinenLs.
Page 10. San Francisco Overdone , by
Minnie Itnlli. Methodl ni in Nebraska , by
George \V. Fiost. Miscellany , Advertise
Paso 11. Laughs on the Half Shell. In
Prose and Poetry. Honey for the Ladles.
Ponpermlnt Otops. Impieties. Musical and
Dramatic. licltalnii * . Educational.-Poetry.
Page 12. ISail Yams Coupled Up.-Six
Fingers for JBlIss , a sketch by Paul
Matthews. lirldnl Hells and Ulossoms. Ad-
WHAT tlocs Omaha propose to do for
the Charleston sufferers *
CIIUKCII HOWE claims tha earth. Brag
is a dog which will not win in the i'irst
Evr.N an earthquake could not shako
Nebraska from the prosperity which is
following in llio wako of the onergotio
ciuleavor of her active citi/.ens.
FLOODS , drouths , liros , war nnd pestilence -
lenco , combined with the greatest earth
quakes of the century , will long make
the present year memorable in the annals
of history.
MEXICAN diplomacy on paper maybe
weak , but when it is combined with
"clnli-con-carno" and mescal jnico , no
American envoy is safe in its immediate
TUB "Mendacious Carpenter" Irom
Me'ndota continues to keep at a safe dis
tances from his native town. Enraged
cltix.ons of Illinois who have boon swin
dled and bilked by this notorious rascal
nro longing for bin return in order to
prnsont him with a fall suit of tar and
GHNKIIAI. Uui'M telegraphs that the
report thai Ucronimo was mirroundnd is
n canard which ho does not believe ,
( icnoral Drum beats sympathetically with
the rest of the country. No ono else
believes it either. A photograph ol
Ocronimo in irons will bo the best evi
dence to the public that the wily Apaehc
has been really trapped.
TUB return to Dublin of the Irisli
patriots O'Urion and llodmond , who
cnmo over to the Chicago convention ol
tbo national league as the voprpsenta
tlvos of Air , Parncl ! , was greeted witli
an ovation. The address of the former
gentleman was of the kind to tire tlic
Ccltio heart , nnd indicated that Ho had
retained all the enthusiasm and zeal im
parted by the Chicago mooting , perhaps
n little intensified by contact with Irish
nir , wlilch seems to have a peculiarly
stimulating eflect upon the combative
quality. Mr. O'I5rion , however , gave no
assurances In bclialt of Irish-Americans
taat they will not honor on demand , and
it is not to bo doubted that the knowl
edge that this la so will have a very great
liitluoiico in strengthening the courage
nnd hope of Irishmen at homo , while il
can scarcely bo entirely impotent in its
effect upon-popular sentiment in Knj' {
land. The Irish cause is inoro than holu-
* ' ing its ground.
A I.ADV stenographer in the Indian bu
reau at Washington , who hits been faith
fully performing her monotonous duticj
for many years without attracting nnj
outbido consideration , has at last reaped
the reward of fame which sometimes
unhappily not always comes to fidelity
nnd patient merit , The absence of the
commissioner gave the lady n chance , 01
rather forced it upon her , to show hot
real worth , and as a result it is found thai
the tdmplo stenographer , whom few ro
yarded , has the wisest head with rcspoo !
to Indian allaird of any ouo connected
with the bureau , besides good judgmenl
nnd executive ability. Miss Minnie Moon
how trippingly goes the alliteration i *
to bo congratulated , and wo take pleas
nro in heralding her doubtless well
earned fame. Unquestionably the nation
has other faithful servants In petticoats
no less worthy of being publicly known
and commended. It is such facts as these
that are steadily strengthening the claim
cf woman to consideration in the practi
pal ail'airs of lift ) .
Dullcl For the Fnturc.
Omaha should build for the future.
The day for narrow guage policies , pub-
Jic or private , is past. Wo are to bo a
jrroal city , the metropolis of a magnifi
cent section of country , the depot of sup
plies , the outlet of a great agricultural
section , and the financial center of a va t
region of tributary territory. To-day a
city of 80,000 inhabitants , a few years will
sec our population quadrupled in num
bers. Plans which now scorn advanced
and generous ten years from now will bo
looked upon as costly mistakes
entered upon because their framnrs failed
to grasp tin ; requirements of tlic failure.
Omaha should plan to-day for a city of
n quarter of a million inhabitants. Our
public buildingsshouldbo constructed on
this basis. Our pavompuU , our snwers
and sidewalks should all bo built of sub
stantial and durable material1 ? capable of
sustaining the tralllc which is to pass over
their surface or the increased use which
will result from a greatly increased popu
lation. It will be the height of false
economy to build for present
requirements. Ten years from
now Omaha will look back
upon tlic present as ono of the years of
her infancy , She will have outgrown
her swaddling clothes. The two and three
story brick blocks will -be shamed by
eight and ten stor.y structures lining her
streets The property owners who have
invested in temporary improvements will
find themselves distanced by those whose
wisdom and foresight induced them to
lay their foundations deep ami to erect
substantial superstructures. Stone pave
ments will still be mooting the proper
requirements of trallic , while less durable
material will bo replaced by the only
pavement lit for a great city The
citl/.ens who built for the future
will bo reaping tiio bonolits of their
sound judgment , whllo those who imag
ined that a penny wise and pound foolUh
policy would pay will bo discovering
their costly mistake. Kntorpriso , push ,
vigor in extending our facilities for trade
and commerce , liberality in providing
for a population and rusli of business
which is already in sight , a willingness
to incur indebtedness because incurring
debt will pay the debt ton times over in
the near future these will bo llio motive
powers which will force Omaha into the
position she deserves and can maintain
as the Queen City of ( lie trans-Missouri
country. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Unfair to Taxpayers.
At the last meeting of tbo city council
the Holt Line company made application
for the extension of the water service to
points along its track. This request , if
granted , means additional taxation
levied on the citizens of Omaha for in
creased hydrant service. In taking it
into consideration , the council will do
well to ask what taxes the Belt Line pays
into the city treasury in return for the ad
vantages of lire and police protection ,
water service and other adjuncts of pub
lic improvement. It will surprise
many readers of the Br.B to bo
told that not a single railroad
running in or out of Omaha , the Bolt
Line included , pays a dollar of city taxes
on their depots , depot grounds , side
tracks , shops and right of way. Tlic in
significant sum which they turn in as
taxes on this .class of corporation proper
ly goes into the county treasury. 15y a
forced and false construction of the rev
enue law they are entirely ovompt from
city taxation. Every other taxpayer in
Omaha is obliged to contribute to tlic city
fund. The poorest property owner who
works in the shops pays his proportion
of the expenses of building up
this city and maintaining its
government. The railroads alone are
permitted to escape scot free , to reap the
benefits of public improvements for
which they were not taxed , the protec
tion of police for which they do not pay ,
and ol courts for whose maintenance
they refuse to contribute a dollar.
This is all wrong. It is without a par
allel in any other state ot which wo have
knowledge. Omaha wants her railroads
to share in the general prosperity. Ihit
who should insist , with every other city in
the state , thai this railroads shall not reap
where they do not faow or force upon
others burdens which they arc themselves
unwilling to share.
Americans n Short-Laved Unco.
It is unpleasant to bo told , on the au
thority of indisputable Statistics , that in
the matter of longevity the American
people are inferior to those of several
other countries. Yet if the fact shall
lead to an accurate ascertainment of the
causes of this inferioritj' , and thus indi
cate the remedies , it is well to know it.
A medical journal of high character re
cently published a comparative analysis
of the mortality statistics of the United
States , Ifranco , England and Ireland ,
which does not make a flattering show
ing of the probabilities of life In this
country. The analysis was made up
from data covering the same period in
the * several countries , nnd as during this
time there Was no unusual development
of disease in either country , the record is
presumed to present a fair average of
other yours.
These statistics show the average dura
tion of life in the United States to bo less
than twenty years ; that is , of all those
born quite one-half dlo before reachIng -
Ing their twentieth year. Of
course the death rate is largest
among young children , about forty
per cent , dying before the ntro of live ,
and in tills onu class the death rate in
England is somewhat higher than it is
hero , lint after that period the rate with
us Is maintained on a high scale , it being
shown that only twenty-two American
men and women out of 100 live to be fitly
years old , and only about four out of 103
live to bo eighty. The figures for Eng
land and Ireland make a bettor showing
of longevity than this , while those for
Franco are still more largely to our dis
advantage , the I'ronoh statistics showing
that forty-eight people out of 100 attain
the tige of llfty , and 23 per' cent , of all
these born live to bo throo-scoru and ton ,
The death rate among children under
five years is also very much loss in Franco
than in the United Stales , as it is like
wise in Ireland. In short , the attested
figures show that at all periods of lift * , up
to the time when natural causes assert
their power , the mortality in the United
States is relatively greater than in cither
of the other countries whoso statistics
are brought into comparison.
Commenting upon this disagreeable
truth a contemporary finds an explanation
in the injudicious and harmful systems of
social and business lifo in this country.
The high rate of mortality among young
children .may be due to hiiuUiciont care ,
want of physical strength on the part of
parents , and abnormal conditions of lifo.
Among tlioso between ton and twenty of age llio most probable causes
nro soda ! excitement bordering on dissi
pation , and the severe mental and physi
cal strain incident to our methods of
education. The cause most largely oper
ative in increasing the mortality account
at a later period of hfo is lomul in the
tremendous tension nnd restless nctivllv
that pervade every department of busi
ness and professional lifo in the United
State ? , wliich are not present to any
thing like the tame degree in any other
country. In the eager conllict for suc
cess and wealth , the American is wholly
thoughtless of the great draft ho makes
upon the vital forces , which ho can no\cr
repay , and which in thousands of cases
brings its speedy penalty in physical
nnd mental decay and untimely
death. This , it may bo remarked , is not
a now lesson. It is suggested every time
some prominent man in the world of
business falls at his post , overwhelmed
by oxccss of labor and the strain which
nature could no longer withstand , or
when some professional man breaks
down under a pressure too great for
mortal endurance nnd is taken to nn asy
lum , if not to the grave , a hopeless imbe
cile. It comes homo almost daily to the
por.sonal experience of thousands who are
themselves intensely engaged in the
struggle of life , and the fact that it is so
little heeded is not encouraging to its
repetition. Nevertheless ills n lesson too
important in nil its aspects to bo ignored
and cannot bi < too often retold , with all
that goes to Illu-itrato it and render it
moro impressive.
An ICu lm ; or DoMtrtiutlon.
The sti uggtis of the last quarter of n
ooniury in modern naval warfare has
been between the gun makers and the
designers ot defensive armor. The con
struction of the rilled gun with capacity
to hurl solid shot and shell through
eleven miles of space do'ilt the death
blow to wooden ships of the lino. The
Armstrongrilled ordinance called ! out the
modern ironclad. Ever since there has
been a r.\eo between the ordauco makers
and the armor makers , the ono striv
ing to invent a projectile which
would penetrate any defense , and
the other working to manufacture
an armor which would defy the assaulls
of llio ordnance of Krupp and Armstrong.
So far no ship has yet been constructed
whieh can bo considered shot proof.
There is a limit to the armor carrying ca
pacity of seaworthy vessels and that limit
has been reached when twenty-four
inches of steel have been welded together
into an armor plate. The announcement
made that the French have invented a
shell which can not only pass straight
through eighteen inches of steel armor ,
nine teot of teak backing and ten moro
incites of steel plate behind that , but is as
gooil as ever when its journey is over ,
is startling if true. Such a projectile
ends the controversy so far a.s armored
ships are concerned. No armor that
could bo devised could stand for an in
stant against Mich a leviathan. With
such a gun the poorcs : equipped sea
coast fort could sink with a single shot
the best armored vessel in the world. If
the French gun is an actuality the
ordnance makers have llio field to them
selves. Men-of-war will bo practically
useless except as commerce destroyers of
weaker vessels and cruisers to employ
the time of the occupants of the ollicers
The tendency of modern warfare is to
increase the destructive facilities of combatants -
batants and thus to shorten the contest.
Long protracted wars are things of the
past. The breech-loading rille and rilled
gun are the modern peacemakers whoso
mighty powers is a threat against infrac
tions of international peace. The great
engines of naval warfare stand as a
menace against trouble on the waters.
"War means light and light means kill"
as General Sherman puts it , nnd modern
scientific discovery is yearly emphasizing
that meaning more and inoie.
The Inhibition Open.
The Omaha exhibition is now open.
There will bo few of the great crowds
who visit it who will not agree that the
promises of the management have been
moro than fulfilled. Hard work and
faithful service have accomplished the
result which is a credit to the city nnd to
these who have the details in charge.
The cxnihition is full , Interesting and
suggestive. Every available inch of room
la occupied and well occupied. The art
collection Is n feature which will be
grnatly appreciated. The displays
of our merchants and manufacturers
are handsome and striking , picturing
Omaha enterprise and local activity.
The people of this city , aim especially
our workingmen , have never before been
aflorded a chance to FOQ such a displa1 ,
and llioy should not allow the opportu
nity to pass by unimproved. To-day the
exhibition will bo thrown open in the af-
tovnoon , so that thousands whoso time ! s
fully employed during the week can at
tend. The building should bo crowded.
Hditontlon and Motherhood.
The discussion of the higher eduealion
ot woman has developed , or rather
newly brought forward , a somewhat
startling theory as to its effects upon
motherhood. In his address before the
Ih'itish medical association , a short time
ago , Dr. Withers Moore mosl emphati
cally declared that the higher education
of woman Is a mistake , on the ground
that its physical effecls are deteriorating
in a direction that militates against
motherhood , Ho referred especially to
American experience us illustrating nnd
supporting his views , ami said that if the
causes In operation in this country whieh
he held to bo productive of the dec ay of
motherhood continue to increase for tno
next half century in the same ratio as
they have for the past lifty years , the
women who are to bo the mothers in this
republic must bo drawn trom trausatlan-
tie homos. So pronounced an opinion
from a source entitled to respectful con
sideration lias qulto naturally attracted
attention hero , and the views of
sonifl prominent medical men regard
ing the theory have been published , The
doctors ot course disagree , nnd the fact
is shown that there are in this country
sorna who are quite as radical in advo
cating this view as the English medical
man. Among these is Dr , Emmet of the
New York Woman's hospital , whoso
opinion is grounded upon personal ex
perience in his hospital practice , An
other not only ullirms his faith in the
theory from experience , but says it is
based on wcll-kuowu scientific principles
and has the nuthorljjr o $ Herbert Spencer
and other sociologists and biologists.
Ihil ttio number wuh think this way are
In a small inlnorHyf" The weight of opin
ion is heavily ngaliftl tbo theory.
Nevertheless the decline of motherhood
in the United States is an admitted fact ,
nnd if it be not duo to the cause cited by
Dr.Mooro , what other cause or causes must
it bo ascribed to ? fl'luJ general opinion
regards the demands of fashion and so
ciety as the chief cause. Sajs one ;
"Women waste their vitality , as is well
known , in the way they wear clothing ,
in their habits of living and in the efl'ort
to maintain the demands of society. "
And another : "The trouble finds a more
prolille cause in Hie foolish tends of so
ciety. The entire system of female dress
is faulty. The corset is an abomination ,
and perhaps the worst. A woman's
skirts , swinging to her waist with n mere
band , and depending for their fixity of
position upon the tig lit ness with which
they girt the body , is another source of
enfeebled phyMcal power. Cosmetics
are a third and very fruitful cause ' ' A
dlsiiko of maternal duties and household
cares , with the limitations they necessa
rily impose upon freedom of action ,
which is doubtless moro general with
American women than these of any other
country , is another cause that ought not
to be disregarded.
Hut while il is very pleasing to find
that the almost unanimous opinion of
these learned doctors who have ex
pressed themselves on this interesting
anil highly important Mthjcct is opposed
to the theory that higher education is to
any serio'i- . extent responsible for the ad-
milted decline of molherhood in this
country , the other causes to which the un
fortunate deterioration is attributed are
of a nature thai does not permit of great
hope of romed.y , at leasl for some genet a-
lions. The misfortune seems to bo that
the average American woman is every
year increasing her devotion lo the de
mands of fashion and society , and there
fore accelerating her speed along the
line of deterioration noted. How shall
women bo brought to surrender the
pleasures of society , the allurements of
fashion , and the freedom of a childless
state , for the cares of home and the sac
rifice ? of motherhood ? Only perhaps
through the general diffusion of that
higher education whieh shall teach them
llio hollownuss and mockery of the one ,
and the sacrcdne s , the bontilv , the real
delight , and the perennial satisfaction of
the oilier.
Tun lirst touches of frost have been
felt in the state , and accurate reports of
the condition of our corn crop based
upon shucking and shelling will soon bo
in order Notwithstanding all tli3 roor
backs of the past four njonthj , most of
which originated iii.tlie fertile brains of
speculators , it will be found that Ne
braska has suffered less from the long
season of dry weather than any of her
sislor .states. The HiI : , has kept its rend
ers well informed of the crop prospects ,
and the accuracy and reliability of its re
ports will be proved before many weeks
are over. The ' oi'dps for 18SO
will show a faTr , average. The
yield of small grain has1 boon excellent ,
that of hay below the average , while our
great staple corn will return at least a
two-thirds crop witn an increased acre
age. A singular fontiirn of the harvest
will be the returns from the western part
of the state in sections where , five years
ago , agriculture was considered imprac
ticable. The "arid region" is "arid" no
longer. Abundant rainfall now visits it ,
and farmers who occupy ranges for years
given over to ranchmen now proudly ex
hibit their products in agricultural so
cieties , side by side with these from the
river counties.
METHODISTS will find two articles ot
special interest to their religious denom
ination in the present issue of the Sunday
BII : ; . The growth of Methodism in Ne
braska is ably discussed in an article
from the pen of one of the ablest of
pioneers of the church in Nebraska ,
while a .sketch of the lifo and labors of
Hishop Fowler , the mo t brilliant of the
leaders of that denomination , will be
found in another column. Methodism
has been a progressive and an aggressive
religious force in tlic west , and nowhere
have the results boon larger in proportion
to the moans than in the field of Nebraska.
Qt'iKNr VICTOUIA telegraphs her sym
pathy witli the Charleston sufferers.
Vicky's sympathy is cheap , and never
manifests itself in any moro substantial
manner than a dead head message ,
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The prohibitionists have organized In moro
than litty counties in Pennsylvania.
Over 103,000 copies of Ulalne's Sebago lake
speech were ordeied for cliculatlon In Maine.
Senator Uavcs seems to bo cutting out the
work for conjrrcssman I 'mg In the senatoiinl
The Providence .rourimi remarks that Mr.
Itlalno's tingle blast has a slight twang oC the
JiuUo Noah D.ivls declines point blank to
be a candidate for the New York com t of ap
peals bench.
An eastern paper says Klljnh M , Halites Is
a iMoio pictiuosquo flgine In Illinois politics
than Joint A , Logan ,
ithodo Island piohlbltlonjstswlll vote their
own ticket In spite o ( tempting overtures
from the tepiibllcans. , ,
( iovcrnor Hill has evidently concluded to
foster his boom by prompt action against the
New Yoik ri ngsters. '
Fiedeilck O , Pilnco of Motion will not
angle for the democratic npuilunllon for gov
ernor of Massachusetts thl § year.
Congressman Henderson , ronoinlnated in
the Eleventh Illinois dlstitct. is known as
"tho best friend or the Hoimepln canal. "
Ex-Congressman Tjipmpson , secretary of
tlft ! deiuociatie congressional campaign com
mittee , thinks Cleveland Is cui tain to be ro-
nomlnated. , ,
'Ihe managers of both political parties are
complaining of lack of ( muls. Formerly
such complaints weio heaul mainly from
democratic managers.
Ex-Congressman Howoy Is talked of as a
candidate for governor by the Now Jeisey
republicans. They have been diligently
looking for a man forsomo time.
Frank Lawli'r , the Chicago statesman , may
be found any dny during the recess of con
UTC.SK mlxint : drinks behind hU own bar , is a position he Is calculated to adorn.
Nathan < ! off , of West Virginia , declines to
stand again for the national house , although
he can have the icpubllcan nomination for
the ask Inc. He lias got his ejo on the senate.
Theio will be three complete state tickets
in Michigan tor the fall election. The demo
crats and greenback-era furnish one and the
republicans and prohibitionists the other
CoiiKiessmauVise \ , of Virginia , has writ
ten a letter declining to stand for rcnomlna
tlon. but In consequence of numerous later
developments ho may bo induced to recon
sider his decision ,
The talk about mnktm ; ex-Postmaster ( Jen-
cm ! .Inmcs the piohlbltlon candidate for
governor of Now Yoik Is said by that gentle
man's friends to be unauthorlmt nnd unwnr-
laliteil , Mi- James Is .said to be in sympathy
with Die objects of the prohlbltloiiNts , but
mm Illliig to become their candidate for any
_ _
Didn't Cnro Muult l''or Vrsitvlm.
.S'f. / oi < / fiVo/W'JVmiwnt/ / / .
Vesuvius Is again In eiuption ; but ns long
as Hen Ilutler Is not nuuiliit ; for governor of
Massachusetts , we don't cine much for Vcs-
m lus.
HIP Scum ol' the Karl I ) .
About the limit despicable ciealure on
earth Is the man who lurks \lsltlui ; team
against the home players and then cvults In
Ihelr defeat. As the hoodlums say In the
grand stand , "Put him out.1
Arter the Hattle ,
( Jen. 1'ozer A. Pryor , who acted ns John
It. McLean's second In the iccent tall ; be-
tvtccn the latter and Mural Halstcad , tins
unite to liar lliulmi to reco\cr liom the ef
fects of that tcrttble allair.
lie-fore Noon.
/J.xluli . < lilrnf ( r.
Itev. Mr. Noon Is to become piesident of
the Little Itock , Ails. , university. Herealter
students of the institution who iccelvc n icp-
rlmand can clalr.i tlm title of A. M. , because
they have been called bofoie noon.
Diufllll TlltlKTlljlf.
The supposed sea seipent now so often
seen near ( iloucester suggests a useful Held
tor amateur phntovrapheis. An instantan
eous photograph taken at such a time would
not only furnish tangible pioof of the occur-
retieu but would pos > oss considerable scieu-
lllic value.
Tlio Knrttiiinkc ] a
The oecmience of eaithquakes can never ,
of eoiitse , be prevented. Nor should there
beany deslio of such pieventlon , since wo
now know for surety what was long dimly
seen , that these ( headed shocks aionn almost
'indispensable benelit to man. Science shows
that tlieyaie In reality the Instiumeiits by
which the crust of the eaith Is protected liom
moie teiilble catasliouhes.
Lilni-ntiu-o in Chicago.
l'liitiiiltl ) > liiii Itcconl.
Stiiclly lileiarv ventmes do not seem to
tlouilsh In thcatmosphcic of Chicago. Thai
go-ahead town has no time tor ii'stheticjo-
laxatlon. lletween the ups and downs of the
pork and giain market , the tumults of pro
pagandists who Ui-o the boycott and propa
gandists who tlnow bombs , and the vicissi
tudes of the base ball business , the Chl-
c.igoans manage to cct on without any liteia-
ture to speak ot except the literature of their
vivacious i
The Seasons nml I'"urtliiiinlccs. |
SI. Lotiit < ilol > c-ltiii' > cnit ,
A sou of law of connection between sea
sons and earthquakes has been traced. The
number has boon found to be gieatcst about
the time ot the equinoxes ( March 'M and Sep
tember 'JO ) , and to picdominatc aiound thai
of September. This will account , perhaps ,
for the number of shocks expcilenced in va
rious parts of the woild in the past few days ,
and also piepart ! u > to expect similar manl-
lestatioiib in the coming two or thiee weeks.
< - . Henry George at Home.
; \Yiu loift Sun.
Henry George lives In a substantial-looking
house on Pleasant avenue , just above 130th
sticct. He Is in the business of publishing
his own works at IS Astor place. He floats
around evenings in the beer saloons In Har
lem and feels the political pulse of the work-
Ingman. Ho has come to several conclusions
since his name was mentioned lor mayor. At
first he positively declined to run , urging
hat ho was in good business , nnd that It
would not pay him. Then ho said , so badly
would the workiiigmen bo defeated , that he
felt , as their candidate , the varnish on his
reputation would bo washed away. Then a
number of Ids admirers persuaded him to re
consider his decision , nnd he has done so ,
nnd it was made public at last Thmsday
night's meeting. Mo doubt the Central Labor
Union will try to get the assurances ol the
unions that they will K\O ! him HO.COO votes.
Anndmlicr promises to give § 10,000 to help
along his canv.iss.
The Old Cottajje Porcli.
JVaiViau I ) . Vrncr In lftu > Y < nh
Ah , few nro the paintings , once fiesh nnd
biiL'ht ,
In iiiemoiy's halls sublime ,
That aio not dlscoloied or blackened quite
By the pitiless hand of time !
But one there Is which oblivion's torch
Hatli spared In that picture dome ,
And that is the vine-wieatbed cottage porch
Of my boyhood's country home.
The honeysuckles nnd lose vines sweet
Kiitt sheltered It liom the sun.
It wns my mothers tavoiito scat
When her household woric was done ,
And , with bur sewing or darning , she
Would hum to her.selt a song ,
While Ias I playing about her knee
As glad as the day was long.
Het'oro It the lawn sloped down to the brook
Amid towerlui ; oaks and limes ;
And my lather , too. In Its leafy nook
Sought and his pint ) betimes.
And bin talk to my mother I bring to mind
Of how happily , years befoie ,
He had led her , a bude , through that tollago-
Old poich to the cottage door.
And often , too , as the nteht winds sung
In the hush of the sullry eves ,
When the crickets chhped and the fireflies
swum :
Their lanterns amid the leaves ;
Ills talk was > et ot remoter joys' ,
\Vhoso breath 1 could vaguely leel ,
When those vines were stirred by the whir
ring noiBO
Of his grandmother's splnnlng-wlicel.
I remember , too , how I helped to bear ,
One after another , those
Dear collided foims thiough the old poich
To the ehurchyaid's restful close ,
And soon after Unit , by stiangei lorms
Alone weio the old seats lilted.
While 1 was bicnsting the world's datk
llcie and tlicie , as destiny willed.
Hut still 'tis my prayer that the day will
come ,
Though the seas now roll between ,
When ere \\ith faculties weaic and numb
On the stuff ot old iigo I lean ,
Though winter freeze or mld.siimmer scorch ,
' 1 shall yet have the power to roam
Rack , back once moro to the cottage poich
Of my boyhood's country home.
A Definite Answer ,
Merchant Traveler : Ono hoi afternoon
in July a traveller stopped at a fiir.n
house and asked for n drink , A country
girl barefooted and sun bonuntad passed
him out a dipper and said "thoroM the
well ? "
lie was evidently inclined to indulge in
a little rural flirtation , and after making
all the known varieties of "sheen's eyes"
at her over the edge of the dipper , he
made bold to inquro :
"What might your name bo , miss ? "
"Wall. " sfTo said , iname i matter-of-fact
tone. "Kf 1 can convince young Smiler
that it's about lime lo come down to
business , it might bo Mrs. Mary Jane
Smiler before next winter. At present it
ain't nothin'but ' .Mary Jane Simpkins. "
There is on exhibition at one of the Oih
kosli , Wls , , drugstores n book valued at
$2,000 , tlm property ot Dr. Lompster. It is
tliti Cuthollo churcii service written by bund
In the tenth century , bound In oak wood ,
covered with leather , and having bronze
clasps and corners.
Bishop Fowler , Who Will Preside Over thi
North Nebraska Conference.
An Accomplished Scholar nnd tin Klo
< iucnt I'roiielH'r Ills Momornblo
KuloKJ' on Lincoln Keinliils-
ociices ol' Disluip Slmpiuti.
| ] \'riltrnfor \ tlic Omnhn Rinnlay llff. ]
The North Nebraska conference of the
Methodist Kpiscopal church holds its scs
slon at ToKamah , commencing on the
Uth inst. The presiding olllecr is Btshor
C. 11. r'owler , whoso cspiscopal residence
is in San Francisco.
Bishop Fowler is well known In Omaha ,
by the large body of Methodists , and by
manyeill/ons who have heard him prcaeli
here , and who have known him in Chi
cago. where ho resided for many years.
The bishop is by birth a Canadian , but
his early life was spent in the states , nml
he studied and graduated at tlm institu
tions of his adopted country. Ho
was for a time at Cu/.onovia , a Meth
odist institution , and graduated , we be
lieve , at the Northwestern University.
There is scarcely a post of honor within
the church tmit the ui-hop has not lilled.
His llrst work after his graduation was in
Chicago , where he lilled the pulpit of
three of the largest churches in succes
sion and gained the reputation of being
one of the most successful and cloiiuenl
preachers of the northwest. Ono ot the
first public addresses that attracted al
most universal attention was ins eulogy
on President Lincoln. The address
ranked among the best delivered in the
country and at the request ot the leading
men of Chicago il was repeated , so uni
versal was the desire to hear it. His lid-
dross on llio dealliof Itishop Simpson , de
livered in San 1'rancisoo , had scarcely a
iiecr and no superior in llio country.
Itiihop Fowler was successively elected
to the very responsible positions of pres
ident of the Northwestern uni
versity , missionary secretary nnd
editor of the New York
Christian Advocate , the most widely cir
culated paper of the Methodist church.
It linds its "way into nil thu states and
territories , and is read in every English
speaking country on the earth. It lias
00,000 subscribers , and is by many
thought to bo the most important relig-
iou.s journal in the world , lu all these
\ariod positions Fowler took
front rank , There is not a position that
he 1ms lilled Unit did not require all the
energy , and resources , and zeal and de
votion of the strongest nntl most versatile
of men. The head of a university of llio
si/.o and importance of the Northwestern ,
has continued drafts drawn upon heart
and brain , that , if responded to ,
give little time for thought or
recreation ptitsido the constant nml
arduous duties and responsibilities that
press upon every moment of his timo. The
work of a missionary secretary of the
Methodist church is one to break down
the strongcsl constitution. The labor ,
the long journeys all o\'er the country ,
the public addresses in an hundred con
ferences during the year , if he has
strength to make them , the care of nil
the missions extending all over the
world , and not only the spiritual but the
temporal intere-ts of the missions to at
tend to , make a record in a faithful secre
tary of labors , and anxiety that cannot
bo surpassed in the annals of Christian
zeal and work.
Everyone knows who has had the least
experience the constant strain thai comes
upon the editor of a great journal , who
must be the brains and heart ot the whole
enterprise. If his brain tines not coin all
the articles that ho spreads before his read
ers it must at least know what others have
written and it must pass in review
through ills mind before he can judge of
its Illness for publication or its adapta
tion lo the wants and wishes of his read-
eis. It is a treadmill life , the great iron
wheel rolls round daily or weekly or
monthly as the case may bo. but il comes
with dreadful certainty and his articles
cannot be pigeon-holed to bo brushed
tip and rounded oil' for his renders , but
they must be spread out to the public
ea/c with every issue and be fair game
for public criticism. In all those Bishop
Fowler has maintained a position far
above mediocrity , and has left the im
press of his individuality on all these
various enterprises that make up so much
tbo life and success of the church.
Il was only natural that tbo church
should have its eye on such a man
when selecting , from its thousands of
minister * ! , men to occupy the most re
sponsible and honorable position at its
disposal that of bishop , or superintend
ent of all the interests of the church ,
both temporal and splrilual. No man
can look over the work assigned lo him
as bishop of the M. E. Church and not feel
the inspiration of John Wesley when ho
He is a bishop of no dioecso of no divis
ion of the ohiirch , buthis mission extends
all over the world , in every church and
conference , ami missionary station on the
globe , within his denomination , and ho
superintends and inlluoneos the spiritual
wants and needs of 25,000,000 , of the hu
man tamily.
A year is the full measure of the appoint
ment of any preacher except the olllcors
of the general confession , nnd a few
other exceptions. From ton to thirteen
bishops do all this vast work every year ,
in moro than an hundred conferences , the
world over. Ono or two bishops visit
foreign countries annually , Kishop
Fowler's sucjess as a bishop lias been
fully equal to that of any of all the ro-
spon 8 bio positions thai ho has hold dur
ing his busy public Hfo Ho Is known
and honored throughout the church , and
of is known by all denominations
of Christians.
But with all those honors crowded
thickly upon him in Htile moro than
11 ocoro of years , perhaps the crown
ing power of Bishop Fowlor'.s life
is found in his masterly pulpit
add reuses. Ho is , wo have often thought ,
moro at home hero than on the platform
nr in any other role of publlo speaking ,
though lie e.xeul.s in all. It is thought by
many that the inantlu of thu peerless
Bishop Simpson has fallen upon him
moro than upon any bishop of thu church ,
and vet no two men could bo moro un
like " in their treatment of subjects.
Bishop Simpson at times carried away
his congregation with a strange power of
sympathetic enthusiasm such ns but few
nr.itors over exercised over an autlioneo.
Men rose unconsciously to thnir feet and
nrowded around the forum where ho WIIH
speaking as though their Hfo dnpondcd
on catching every word that fell
from his inspired lips , Ho swaged
them like the fields of grain
ready for the harvest with the wliuls of
heaven. Wo saw this old time power of
the bishops , that ho had practiced in so
many diil'urcut ami varied addresses ,
particularly in his conference mormons
nnd war 'addresses , when he * poke
nearly at the ohwo of his lifo , when at
the ecumenical conference in London.
He delivered an addre'-i at Exeter hall ,
on the death of President Garlield. He
followed James Knssoll Lowell , who de
livered a scholarly and finished address ,
but when Bi.ilio ) ) Simpson arose the audi
ence wns spell bound , and ho held thorn
us the magieian holds tils votaries , with
ibsolute sway , to lead thorn whitherso-
aver ho would. Men wept , stood upon
the seats , waved th ir haU , responded ,
ind women waved their handker
chiefs , stood upon their leet
tid ) seemed lost to till but the
wonderful Influence of the orai .r.
ltisio | { ) Fowler , Id his pulpit address ,
nma/es you ns ho unfolds his subject \ \ 1 It
the Impregnable strength of his poMt'o n
and his womlerful knowledge of the
tliiMne he Is presenting to his niidlenee.
Ho seems to cover the whole ground , < o
leave nothing to be said , and in h i
Illclits of fancy or when reaching tlm
climax of his discussion you seem to sen
all there is to be seen , ns though tlm
whole mighty subject were In a nutshell
nnd each nearer could comprehend \\ith
the impassioned speaker all the heights
and depth and lenglh nnd breadth ot tin )
theme. You go away feeling tb .t
it will bo useless to lUteu to this-
orator again , as ho has paid till them
is to bo sultl , bill if Its a morning
discourse and you hear him ngiiin in tln
evening you find him sneaking on a
widely dlttercnt thcmo , nut with t' ' > \
same power , the same coinprchcn.s'\u
\ low , t lie same power of coneentrntioti ,
nndyou go nwny feeling that the iwningi
sermon is the masterpiece of the dm.
We weleomo the bishop to Nebraska ,
where ho presides at throe conforonee-t ,
nnd wo very mneh reirrct that the IM < -
gngements of the bishop will not permit
him to preach in Omaha during the ses
sion of the conference. Every oll'ort win
made to induce him to spend a Sabbatli
bore , but his time was so fully occupied
with conference work that it was im
An Interview With Sir. Blorctoif
Kronen ,
Mr. Moreton Fro won passed through"
Omaha last week , and as he has taken &
prominent part in England in the move- '
incut to remoneli/.o silver , and Isal.sO'1
nearly related to Lord Randolph' '
Churchill , the lory chancellor of the ex"
chequer , wo think his views upon the ; '
present silver crisis will bo of interest-
They will bo found in the following in *
terviow :
Hoporter It was stated recently in Hid' '
Now 1'ork Sun that financial authorities *
in England have been unable to establish ;
the fact that a close connection o.xists be
tween the price of silver and the pneo
of wheat , so that when the price of sil
ver is depressed the price of corn , wheat ,
cotton and other commodities that wd
export to Europe will continue to fnlL
This Is a feature * of the silver question
wliich is of the first importance to outf
farmers , and I should like to know
whether in j'our opinion such is the ease.
Mr. Frowen Certainly it ia the ca e.
The grout Asiatic nations use silver as
curre.ncy , not gold , and thus the lowetf
the prieo of silver the more ot it they ob
tain in exchange for their exports. Tnko
the case of India. The Indian funnel.
wants rupees ; the rupee is his standard of
value just as the dollar is yours. Ho solid
lus wheat anil cotton in tlio London mar
ket for gold , anil with that gold buys sil
ver , which the Indian government coin
lor him into rupees. Now , owing to the
fall in the price of silver he gets more sil
ver than before for wheatbecause whereas
tlio English pound sterling used only
to buy ten rupee's it now buys fifteen.
Reporter So that in fact if gold prices
in England had remained steady , Hie Da
kota wheat farmer would have got the
same price as of old for his wheat in Lon
don ; but the Indian wheat farmer would
have received 00 per cenl more rupees
and would be therelore able to undersell
our own farmer and force him to rcducu
his price. But surely if the Indian farmer
gets moro rupees for his wheat yet thu
lupee must in that proportion have lost
its value in India ?
Mr. Frowen But this is exactly what
1ms pot happened. ' The rupee will buy
just as much land , or wheat , or cotton as
when silvei was DO per cent dearer. Tlio
royal commission , now sitting in London ,
has been able to establish tao fact that
prices in India Inn e not only nut risen ,
but have slightly fallen , that is to say ,
the rupee is worth a little more than it
used to bo to buy hind , labor or other Inr
dian commodities ; therefore , you will
recogni/.e that owiiii ! to the fall in thu
price of silver Asia is able to undersell
America in European markets.
Reporter What can bo done to remedy
this ?
Mr. Frowen The remedy is simple :
Restore silver hero to free coinage. The.
price of silver has fallen because by log-
illation hero and in Germany tlio
natural coin.igo demand for
.silver has been cut oil' . If your
mints instead of coining two million ,
dollars per month would coin five mil
lions , yon would find that the Increased
demand for silver would raise its pnco
so that the silver bullion in tlio Bland ,
dollar would be worth as much ns the
gold bullion in the gold dollar ; suppose
that you were dealing with the values of
beef nnd mutton , not with silver nnd
gold , and your legislators decreed thnt
no ono might eat mutton , what would
happen ? The value of sheep would de
cline to the moro value of their wool , jnsfc
as silver has declined to its mere vnluo
in for silver spoors ; on llio other
hand the demand for beef would be stim
ulated immensely and the price of beef
would rise rapidly. The world would , m
shorthave to pay n tamine price for beef ,
just as the world IH now paying a famiim
price for gold You are now giving
more beef and more wheat and labor for
gold because legislation , by demonetizing
and depressing silver , has thrown the
strength of an Immensely increased de <
nianilou tlio gold stocks of llio norld.
On account of your large export trade to
Europe you nro vitally concerned to se
cure that the competition of the Asiutio
nations is not as at present stimulated by
the cheapness of silver. It is quite within
tlio power of this country by giving sulllj
ciont employment to silver in currency >
to re-estnbiish its former price , nnd mnko
your standard dollar of the same bullion
value as your gold dollar. Until Eu
ropean legislation in 187 ! ) began to play
tricks with silver , your wtandard dollar
of the same weight IM to-day was worth it
cents morn than your gold dollar. Your
trea ury ollielals have for the last eight
years , it seems lo mo , doiio more ( o do-
hlroy your trade , to ruin your fnnnonr.
and to depress nil prices , than could have
resulted trom till other causes , rings , mo
nopolies and strikes combined.
Time Hail Man Iron ) Kokoino.
Leadvillc Herald : Ho was u bad man from
Kokoino , 01 at least he said ho was , and
some ot the pcoplo in a State street
ilaneo hall believed him. Of a rough ,
shaggy and uncouth appearance , with
aim eye and several linger * gene , and an
ugly looking scar across hl.s face , ho oor-
unlv looked the utiterrlfiod monster
Hint'ho portrayed as he sto9d with Ida
Imck to the bar and a huge forty-four lu
his hand.
"Come up and drink ! " ho shouted with
; \ voice rcsi'inbliiiL' ' llio roar of a moun
tain Hon. "I am tVild Bill of the Rookies ,
nnd everybody drinks with mo , "
A Jew of the moro timid accepted the
invitation as If under protest , but the
larger portion of old timers ga/.oit on the
jpcoimou with considerable curiosity and
aomo amusement ,
"Come up and drink , I say. " roarwl tlm
Inimiin brute. M ho noticed the unmoved
llguroH standing near. Then , ns tin : uu-
ilieneo were quietly watching to see what
llio awful man would do , a quiet little
lohcoman stopped up , and , placing one
mud on the gun nnd the other on his
shoulder , said"I'll take this and you ,
Loo. " A remarkable change at once
same ever tlio "terror , " llio gun slipped
from his nerveless hand into .that of thu
sllieor , and ho walked oil' in company
with lus captor as meekly ns a lamb to
the .slaughter , On Monday he will faua
tlm terrors of the law , and will probably
be lined for carrying weapons.
General John 1) , Terry , of St , rouls ,
formerly president of the Kansas Pa'ii.o ' ,
> in the city on a visit.