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For Senators :
Vnr Iluprcficntntivosi
W. 0. WI11TMOIIK ,
U. S. llAhL ,
Vnr County Attorney :
For County Commissioner :
Contents or Hie Sunday Dec.
Page 1. New York Herald Cablegrams
Snocmls to tlio Bir. : . Gcneml Telegraphic
Pane 2. Telegraph. City Nows. Miscel
Pare n. ficneral and Local Markets. Spe
cial Advertisements.
Page-1. Editorials. PolitlcalPoints. Press
Comments. Miscellany. National Art Uni
versity , by Minnie Itntli.
Pairo 5. Lincoln Xcws. Omaha Society
Events. Miscellany. Plugging as a Profes-
olon , by Harry Hunter. Advertisements.
Pii'-o 0. ( Council muffs News.
Pace 7. Thn State Penitentiary , by K. A ,
O'llrlen. Tlio Bartenders of Umalui.
Puce S. City News. Local Advcrtiso-
Paiju 0. The Axitomatlc Coupler : Selec
tions of Literature. A Fire Fighting Hlshop.
Politics In Holt County. The .Mighty
Have Fallen. Other Miscellany.
Papt ) 10. Trials and Tolls of Women.
Jllslits in Alatrlmony. Other Miscellany.
Paae 11. Among the \Vlts and Wa'/s.
Honor for llm Ladles. Xoroaster and Ills
Teachings. Connnlilalitles. Singularities.
Educational. Impieties. Musical and
Dramatic. A Great Marriage Mart. The
Hand Oman Business. Poetry.
Pace 12. A Letter from Scotland. An
Awakening : A Story. The Princess of
Persia.-- Washington Letter. Other MIsccl-
CHUJICH HOWE is jubilating over the
belief tl'.ut lie has wrecked Van Wyck's
chances through his purchased Otoo
proxies. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Tiir.un is such a thinp ; ns the turning o
the tide. The laughing hyenas of the
monopoly press arc not yet clear of the
rooks towards which they wore drifting
Ciiuitcn HOWE cannot secure the sup
port of Nebraska vrorkinsmcn. No
treachery or corrupt bargain which tha
infamous scoundrel can make will gain
him their support.
WIGGINS is st'.ll predicting. If Wig
gins will coma to Nebraska and prctlic
Church llowo's minority , his oxpouses
Iiero and back will be cheerfully paid by
many anxious railroad politicians.
THE Nomaha trickster will claim
larger reward than over before from th
railroads for capturing the Otoo dele
gallon and slabbing the people's candi
dnto for the senate in the most vulnor
ublo spot.
THIRTEEN thousand widows of soldier ;
of tiio war of 1813 still remain on tlio pen
slon rolls. Next to a draught of Ponci
do Leon's fountain of youth , marriagi
with nu elghteon-Uvelver Tseems to bo tin
surest road to earthly immortality.
To cap the climax of falsehoods ou
jolly and jublhmt contemporary , thoJi'c
pniilicnn , concocts the charge that Hose
water supported Howe for delegate t
the National convention in 1834 , when ir
fact It is just the reverse. Church How
was opposed from beginning to end b ;
tlio editor of the Hin : , who.supported Mr
5 , E , Smith , of Beatrice , and did all h
possibly could to prevent llowo's clec
tlon in splto of the fact that Howe pro.
fossed to huvo the same choice for presi
dent. There is not an instance en record
where Howe has been supported for nny
ollico or position by this paper or its
editor. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Mn , HOVD has a very neat scheme to
have himself nominated for United States
ecmUor ut tha democratic state conven
tion and causn his name to bo printed on
nil the democratic tickets as the choice of
Nebraska's democracy for United States
senator , In other words Mr. lloyd pro.
puses to'head ' oiOlcShnna in ca ; Howe
js licaton , anil still keep himself as the
great aul ( only dispenser of patronige.
The ides of November will , if
c&rrlc * , show Mr. Uoyd just how popular
ho is among tha rank nnd h'lu of Ins par
ty. Next to Howe ho will bo the worst
scratehod man of auy candidate on cither
Vnn AVyck nnd llowc.
The notion of tlio Uloo county delega
tion to tlio First congressional conven
tion caused a sensation in political circles
almost without parallel in the history of
the state. To the friends of Senator Van
\Vyck , It was a painful shock from which
they have as yet not recovered. To his
enemies , it was an ovnnt which they hailed
with delight sis a god-send. In every
hamlet and villniro It has been tlio all ab
sorbing topic. The friends and support
ers of Rcticral Van Wyck wore con
fronted with a rovelatlon of treachery to
the whidi for years he had so ably
and faithfully championed. On Its face
and in viowof the earnest protest that was
niiidi ! to the senator's home representative
at lieatricc It looked either llko a cold
blooded sell-out or n stupid and criminal
political blunder.'o \ are now in posi
tion to present thu senator's version of
this villainous deal. We have in our
iosses.ioii the original dispatch which
he senator received from Sehminko In
espouse to the letter of Instructions
iVhich the collator mailed from Lincoln ,
nnd which the editor of the HBU
read before it was posted.
DAVID CITY , Sept. 21,1SSO.
E. HosKWATini : DearSIr : No one was
uorc surprised and grieved than myself at
he action of the Oleo county delegation at
Jentrlce. 1 hail urceil that the vote of Otoe
should be given to Orlando Tcft , who was
he choice of county and had been my
; arnest friend and supporter In the senator-
nl struggle which resulted In my election. It
ans my wish and request that the delegation
should stay with Mr. Toft. A few days be-
"ore the Douglas county prlmnrk'H 1 had a
confeionco with Judge Weaver In
ho UIB : ollico ami In your pres
ence told Mr. Weaver that Otoo
county would throw its vote for Tcft and not
for Howe , as wis repotted. Only the day bo-
foiu the convention 1 had a long talk at Lin
coln to tlio same cited , with one of the Otoo
county delegates to the congressional con
vention , nml 1 wrote to Paul SRiimlnke two
Betters on the same day , urging him to co to
Beatrice nnd sco that the delegation should
stand by Toft. In reply I received at Weep
ing Water the following telegram from Mr.
Sehminko :
Missouri Pncilic Hallway Company.
10:33 : p. m. Telegram. I ) Paid
Ni : r.ASKA CITV. Nchr. ,
Sept. 21 , SO.
C. 11. Van Wyck :
Light or nine delegates all right. Going
them myself. PAUL Scusii.viu : .
Mr. Schminkes'statement to you at Heat-
rice that he would liavo eight votes forTett
corroborated the telegram to me. Lfp to this
dnto It Is inexplicable to me , not having yet
seen Mr. Snhminla . what wrought the change.
1 never have known him to do a tiling so
impolitic and so unjust and Injurious to me ,
knowing as he must that my political friends
were with Toft and that nearly all the Howe
men in the different delegations were my
bitter political enemies. 1 trust the people of
Nebraska will conceilo to mo Intelligence
enough to know that 1 could not afford to
make an open or a sectct allhuiRO with tins
monopoly element of the republican party
and that any such alliance would bo damag
ing if not fatal to my candidacy. There was
no necessity for n tle-upso unnatural , because
a largo number of the republican counties
had already expressed themselves in my
favor. Jly the notion of tlio Otoe delegation
I am placed in a false position which I feel
it my duty to correct. Yours truly ,
P. S. I authorize you to deny most em
phatically that lover pledged Uhurch Howe
the .support of Otoo county citlier at Wash
Ington or at any other place , and you are at
liberty to deny as a base falsehood any
statement that I made or countenanced ,
directly or indirectly , any tie-up with Church
Howe. C. II. VAN WYCK.
With fair minded men this candid ,
positive and unequivocal statement will
exonerate General Van Wyck from any
charges of bad faith towards his friends
and supporters ns regards the iiomina
tion of Church Howe. But nobody can
hold him entirely free from blame for his
neglect. It was manifestly his business
to see to it in person that the delegates
from Otoe would work in harmony with
his friends against a notorious rascal and
trickster. The false position into which
ho has been drawn by Paul Schminko's
conduct has seriously demoralized the and file of Van Wyck men
iu this district and all over
the state. It lias put the sena
tor on the defensive when the enemy
was breaking and on the run. It has
jeopardized tlio legislative tickets in
Douglas and in other counties in the dis
trict. The senator has cleared his skirts
from collusion with the attempt to foist
the Nomaha ll/.zard into a seat in congress
gross , but his canvass has received r
backset which it will take hard work to
Ono thing is to bo expected. Chtircl
Howe will now assert , as the impudent liar
has so often nssorted , that Van Wyck
was bound up with his political for
tunes , and ho may llatly oontradic
the senator's indignant denial that ho
over pledged him any delegation from
Otoo county. When it comes to a , qucs
tion of voracity and honor between Van
Wyck and Church Howe the people wil
not take long to decide whoso word is
most worthy of belief. For our part wo
would not boilevo Church Howe if ho
swore on n staok of bibles. A man who
is reputed to bo u. common cheat , bribe
taker and swindler will not regard per
jury ns rt very serious ofl'cuso when it is
committed to further his ambition.
Gonernl Jjo nn nt
The speech of General Logan delivered
at Pitlsburg yesterday will bo found Ir
full in another part of this paper. Wo
believe the heartiest admirer of the general
oral will not claim for him that ho i
citlier an orator or n rhetorician. Tin
clmr.icicrfctio of his speeches is not bril
llancy or political philosophy , but th
statement of facts historical facia will :
the expression of opinion in plain , blun
terms , and generally n more or los
rigorous arraignment ot the democracy ,
The speech to which wo now refer i
mainly of this typo , constructed will
particular reference to a Ponnsylvanii !
nudlenco , To any ono who Is not fimiilia
with the history of tariff legislation , fron
the beginning of the government down
to the last effort of Mr , Randall , thi
speech of Gun oral Logan will bo foniu
instructive nnd ontortulning. It deal
almost wholly with this subject , and ai
tin historical narrative i.s accurate. W
take it , however , that most of those wh
heard the speech must havn received i
an an oft-told tale , for there are fov
people in Pennsylvania with sufllclor.
interest iu a political nddrcsv tn listen U
it , and enough intelligence to com pro
bond it , who do not know the history o
the tariff as perfectly AS thny do the ul
phabot. Wo are consequently disposed
to doubt somowhut whether this effort of
General Logan , which implies that tlio
tnrilHs the one commanding question Ju
the Keystone state nt this time , is likely to
prove u very yaluable republican cam
paign document , and there is Iho greater
reason for this doubt when it is remem
bered that the democratic platform ,
framed ns to the tarih" plank at least by
Mr. Randall , commits the party to an
entirely friendly nttitudo toward the ex
isting tariff policy. Ueally there cannot
bo said to bo any issue between the two
parties in that state on this question , nnd
therefore the speech of General Logan , if
intended solely to inlluonce the Pennsyl
vania campaign , must bo regarded ns for
the most part a waste of words. It is not
improbable , however , that the general
had In mind a moro extended audience
when he constructed his address , and In
view of the provineticolwhieh Mr. lllaino
had so recently given to the tariff ques
tion deemed it well to show that he i.s not
exceeded by the Maine statesman in devo
tion to the protective policy. Having done
this quite thoroughly , it maybe
bo expected and hoped that if CJencral
Logan is to do any further talking in the
Pennsylvania campaign lie will give the
people of that commonwealth the benefit
of his opinion on some of the ethereally
eally live and important questions
rt'hich ought to onsrago their attention ,
and which ho can doubtless easily demon
strate to them would bolter bo left to
epublican than democratic treatment.
JL'hcro is a good deal expected of General
egan at this time , and it i.s questionable
whether speeches of the character and
inality of tiie ono wo are considering
ivill fully meet the popular expectation.
Sold Out for Hoodie.
Tf any proof were wanting that Sena
tor Van U'yck was sold out in tlio house
of his Otoe county fool friends it has boon
furnished by the Nebraska City Press. It
is a clear casoof Church llowo boodle , of
which wo fcol sure a very largo slice 1ms
been put upon the plate of the Jl'm'smnn.
Senator Van Wyck has been unfor
tunate in his supporters at his homo.
Some of thcso venal fellows have shown
more lore for boodle and Church llowo
than for Senator Van Wyck and the cause
for which ho i.s standard bearer.
Tlio Hailroatl Project.
The increasing and intense interest
whioli is being everywhere taken in the
proposed Omaha and Northwestern rail
road among our merchants is evidence
of the oxistonee of the evils which its
building would do far to correct. Tlio
road is needed. This fact must bo the
basis of any appeal for funds for its con
struction. It is needed to give the largest
city of Nebraska access to a territory
from which it is excluded by the selfish
ness of a rival corporation. It is needed ,
in the second place , lo open up much new
territory which , although thickly settled ,
is debarred from transportation facilities
with Omaha. A largo and n paying
trallic would be assured to the road from
its completion. As projected , it would
run through the garden valley of the
North Plattu , through a regionjof continu
ous farms , of prosperous towns and
thriving villages , nil of which would con
tribute generously to its support. With
a fair showing ot what such a railroad
could do , there ought to bo no difficulty
in procuring moans for its construction
through the sale of its bonds.
So far as securing local aid is con
cerned , wo believe that reason
able assistance from the counties
along the line can bo confidently
looked for. Douglas coanty would not
bo backward about paying the cost of
the roadbed and rails laid within her lim
its. Other counties with tlie prospect of
a sharply competing line would no doubt
follow suit with generous donations.
Ono assurance would bo needed. The
road must bo built honestly. Honest
construction , honest financiering and
honest management granted , there is no
reason why the Omaha & Northwestern ,
in tiio bands of Omaha men and as no
sideshow for some trunk line vrith inter
ests outside of Nebraska , should not bo
launched and pushed to successful com
pletion and operation.
Scnmlallziul Hrlrons.
The Rev. Henry Ward licccher is aston
ishing the good people of England , as
much by his methods of hunting tlio
almighty dollar as by his sensational
pulpit performances. There was at lirst
a series of mild remonstrances from the
non-conformist press at the slangy
phrases which thegrcat preacher injected
into his sermons , the bits of witty com
pnrisons and the chunks of humorous
wisdom. English non-conformity is
nothing if not solemn and decorous , out
side , perhaps , of Mr. Spurgeon's
London congregation , nnd the spec
tacle of strnight-laccd deacons
and dignified elders joining in bursts of
laughter during service was something
quite appalling to the editors of the re
ligious press and church attendants
whoso sense of Sunday propriety con
qncred their appreciation of week day
Mr. Beotehor's pulpit peculiarities might
have been berne perhaps without any
rancorous criticism. There were none
who denied the power of his oratory , the
beauty of his language or tlio force of his
illustration. The subject matter itself
of Ins sermons seems to have
given general satisfaction. Rut
the conduct of Mr. Reecher's business
manager is exciting general indignation.
Major Pond , whoso bread and butter has
depended for years on what ho can make
out of Mr. Rcechor , has been treating the
public as if ho wore tlio manager of a
great theatrical attraction. Not content
with charging unusually high prices for
tickets of admission to Mr. Reecher's
secular lectures ho has put tip the price
of the great preacher's Sunday sermon tea
a pretty stiff pitch , so that the churches
in which ho appears distribute printed
tickets of admission "on the understand
" that ticket holder "shall
ing" every con
tribute not less than two shillings to the
collection to meet the heavy expenses
incurred by the management. "
Mr. Rcechor is evidently making hay
while the sun shines , Lecturing at a
dollar a head on week days nnd preach
ing at fifty cents a sitting on Sunday
ought to go far towards reimbursing him
for the expenses of ids ocean trip. Rut it
must seem strange to hear the white
headed old pulpit veteran give out the
hvmn of "I'm Glad Salvation's Free"
while the congregation are fumbling in
their pookctd for the odd two shillings
and Major Pond sits in the pastor's study
chocking up the returns and counting
the tiuketB with the sexton.
TIIK railroad managers cast have hold
a meeting to consider the subject ot rais
ing rates from Chicago east in advance
of thocloso of navigation , and the coal
magnates of New 1'ork have hold a ses-
sion to limit the oont output for autumn
and raise the prjco for the winter. The
eastern coal kings , having at last drawn
the Reading railroad into their pool , have
secured entire cohtrol of the anthracite
coal business , tiy a single stroke of the
pen they are able to fix the price on every
,0.1 , of hard coal burned in the country.
Without reference to the law.s of supply
ami demand , which govern prices , and
the employment , of labor in other
mutches of trade.they , liaiii the number
of days in the year thai the poor miners
shall work Iu order that other poor men
who burn coal shall pay for it moro than
the natural law of supply and demand
would IIx as the price. Ry limiting the
supply , they will bring certain misery
nt the collieries only to bring added
uisery by the enhanced prices to the
enemoiit population in the largo cities.
Of course the object of the coal magnates
in combining against the public is to
extract the largest practicable prolit
from their , business. Rut In doing so
tlioy only offer another instance of the
iniscliiuvousness of monopoly and the
tyrannical use that may bo made of
"I'r.Mi things" should be the motto of
Omaha wholesalers. In addition to moro
railroad facilities wo need greater job
bing facilities , more business houses and
largos ones , heavier capital and the
ability to do business on the smallest
margins. Competition is the life of trade ,
but even in : x free ami fair competition ,
the weakest go to the wall. Two factors
make a market. These' are largo and
well assorted stocks , the ability to lill
aiders and si disposition to do business
on as small a margin sis competitors.
These are fundamental. Without them
all the railroad facilities in tne world will
not stimulate trade. Country merchants ,
like city merchants , will buy in tlio
cheapest market and sell in the dearest
In many lines of trade our jobbers fulfil
these conditions. In others , there is com
plaint that they do not. To push their
business as it shoi.'ld bo pushed they must
do so in all.
Cnuitcit HOWE'S boomers in tho. llcpnb-
limn oliico have published garbled and
spurious reports of what prominent re
publicans in this city think of Church
llowo's nomination. About the 5th of
November when the ballots have all been
counted , the boomers will discover that
they have been struck by a boomerang.
Tin : republicans of Nebraska will be
shrewd enough to unload some of their
rascals this fall. Church llowo will bo
among the number.
Sixcn the era of pavements and tooth
pick shoes , the corn crop in Omaha has
shown a decided increase.
The colored vote In this country numbers
about 1,000,000 ballots.
Ncal Dow llxos 1SU ! ns the year for the
prohibitionists to elect a president.
Brooklyn Is to have a new democratic
daily. It will be called the Democrat.
Blnlno Is going to stump Pennsylvania ami
they are trying to get him In New Jersey ,
Kx:0overnor Porter of Indiana will make
thirty or forty republican speeches during
the campaign.
Governor Hill of Is'cw York Is said to have
made a great hand shaking record in his tour
of the country fairs.
New \ ork republicans are convinced that
Governor Hill has taken the legislative cam
paign under his especial charge.
The New York Mail and Express de
nounces the prohibitionists as cranks , but
favors the anti-saloon republican movement.
Tammany is reported anxious for harmony ,
but will not support Grace if he Is nominated
mayor of New York by the county democ
In Massachusetts It seems to be agreed that
Oliver Ames will head the icpubllcan ticket
and "Farmer" Urinnell the democratic ticket
this fall.
Senator Jnmcs ( ! . Valr of Nevada doesn't
pay much attention to the question of his re
election , and it Isn't known whether ho
wants to go back or not ,
"The colored men of this city are flocking
to the party , " said a Xew York democratic
politician iccently. "Well , " lespoiuluil his
opponent "you'll need them , for your party
party requires a thundering ; lot of white
wash. "
General Guitar being n candidate for con
gress In Missouri , and the two llddling Tay
Jens arousing the musical echoes In the Ten
nessee mountains , It may yet bo necessary
for Acting Secretary of War Drum to come
to the front nnd suppress tlio disturbance , or
at least bring about concert of action.
Maj. James Pholan , editor of the Memphis
Avalanche , who has just been nominated for
congress , la a lighter from way back. Sev
eral years ago ho was challenged by Capt.
Brizzolorl on account of offensive matter In
the Avalanche. Brizzolorl was shot thiough
the right lung , while Phclan escaped uuhurU
A Nnlural Observation.
Terns Sl/Hnut.
A Texas editor who tried to get a
a-yearlpostotllce and failed , remarked bit
erly that "bruin Is not respected | n American
. "
politics. _
JIo Knows AVImtHola About.
I'lilltiilelphto Tlmcf.
With characteristics unscllislmess Senator
Logan inanlfestH an intense desire to let
Blalno do all the monkeying with the prohl
bit Ion buzz-saw.
Tlio Tiling Ncieill'iil Tor Hritlcs.
Iliiataii Ciiurtcr.
"What Is wanted inithls country , " Bald the
bride , as .shu oxamlnQtlthe wedding presents ,
"is not civil service reform , but silver service
reform. This set is plated. "
i' '
Bettor tlmii in Chioniro ,
The mayor of Philadelphia has bren im
peached "for misdemeanor and maladminis
tration In oillce. " They do these things bet
ter In Philadelphia than In some other cities
that might bo mentioned.
Contrary toOlodlcal IClliics.
"Good morning , gentlemen , " said the doc
tor , as ho walked Intoi'f ho newspaper ollico ;
"is.tho city editor In ? All , yes , I see. M r.
Huntemup , there was an accident on I'm-
mont avenue this afternoon that 1 thought
you would llko to hear of. Mrs. John Peduncle
clo was thrown from her carriage and sus
tained a complicated fracture of the rlifht
clavicle. She was taken homo and medical
old Mimmoncd. Her Injuries wem skillfully
attended to , and she Is now resting easily ,
You nilt'ht say that I was called and have
charge of the case. "
"By the way , doctor , " said the advertising
manager , looking up from his books , " 1
would like to Insert an advertisement for you
| n the Banner , I'll let you have It ft year for
gSO nu Inch , payable- - "
"Sir , " Interrupted the doctor with nkco
| ll never advertise. It U contrary to medical
ethics. Good day , gvutlcuitm. "
Keep It Before Hcpnbllcans.
The republicans of the First district
should ask themselves whether n man
having such a record ns that of Church
llowo lias any rightful claim upon the
support of nny decent republican. Leav
ing out of question Ills corrupt , methods
and notorious venality wo appeal lo republicans -
publicans to pause and reflect before
they put a premium upon party trea
son oml conspiracy against its very exist
Ton years ago , when the republican
party was on the verge of disaster , and
every electoral vote cast for Hayes and
Wheeler was needed to retain the party
in power , Church Howe entered into
a conspiracy to deliver republican
Nchmska into the hands of the enemy.
This infamous plot i.s not a moro conjee-
turo. The proof of it docs not rest on
surmise or suspicion. It is not to bo
pooh-poohed or brushed away by pro
nouncing it one of Rosuwater's mallciott.s
campaign slanders.
The records of the legislature of which
Church Howe wa ? a member in ' 70-77 ,
contain the indelible proofs of the treasonable
enable conspiracy , and no denial can
stand against evidence furnished by his
own pen. Rriully told , the history of this
plan to hand over the country to Tilden
and democracy is as follows :
In 1870 Nebraska eli-elcd Silas A.
Strickland , Amasa Cobb and A. H.
Connor presidential electors by a vote of
! H , ! > 1 ( ) ns against a vote of 10l. ! ' l cast for
the Tilden and Hendrioks electors. After
the election it was discoviri'd that the
canvass of lliis vote could not take place
under the then existing law before the
legislature convened. The electoral vote
had to bo canvassed in December
at tlio latest , and the regular ses
sion of the legislature did not begin
until January. fn order to make
a legal canvass of the electoral returns ,
Governor Garber called a special session
of the legislature to convene on tliciilhof
December , " 7(1 ( , at Lincoln , for the pur
pose o ( canvassing the electoral vote of
the state. . The democratic effort to cap
ture republican electoral votes is historic.
Tildcn's friends , notably Dr. Miller , had
been plotting for the capture of ono of
the electors from Nebraska , and it is also
historic that a largo bribe was offered to
ono of the electors , General Strickland.
The call of the legislature broke into the
.plan of the plotters , and they found a will
ing anil reckless tool in Church Howe.
Whnn the legislature convened at the capi
talChurch Howe Illed a protest which maybe
bo found on pages 0 , 7 and 8 of the Ne
braska House Journal of 1877. Q'ho fol-
lowingcxtracl makes interesting-rending :
" 1 , Church Howe , a member of the legisla
ture of Nebraska , now convened by procla
mation of his excellency. Governor Silas
G.irbor , for the purpose of : canvassing and
declaring the result of the vote cast in Ne
braska for electors for president , and vice
president of the United States , hereby enter
my solemn protest against such act , denying
that the governor has powrr to call this body
in special session for nny swh purpose , or
that this body has any authority to canvasser
or declare the result o such vote upon the
following grounds :
First. This legislature now convened hav
ing been elected under what is known ns tlio
old constitution , has no power to act In the
premises , the new constitution of the state
having been in foico since November , 1875. "
The second and third clauses deal with
technical objections and are somewhat
lengthy. Tlio concluding sentences of
this precious document are ns follows :
"For the foregoing reasons I protest
against any canvass of the electoral vote
of the state by this body , and demand
that this , my protest , bo entered upon
the journal. " ( Signed ) Church Howe ,
member of the legislature of Nebraska.
The democrats did not respond to the
call of the governor and there was barely
a quorum in tlio senate , while there were
several to spare in the house of which
Howe was a member. Tlio protest ca
tered by llowo was doubtless prepared
by the Tilden lawyers in Omaha and
llowe had the glory of being the solo
champion of Sam Tilden. The legisla
ture ignored Church Howe , spread his
protest on its record and canvassed the
electoral vote in spilo of it.
When the legislature convened in Jan
uary , 1877 , the presidential contest was
at its height in Washington. Church
Howe had changed places from the house
to the senate. Early in the session , a
resolution was introduced expressing the
conviction on the part of the senate that
Hayes and Wheeler having received a
majority of the electoral votes were entitled -
titled to their seats. This resolution
gave rise to a very lively debate which
lasted two davs. Church Howe asked to
bo excused from voting when it lirst
came tip and was so excused. On the
final passage of the resolution the record
[ page 370 , Senate Journal 1877 , ] shows
the following result : Yeas Ambrose ,
Raird , Rlanchard , Rryant , Calkins ,
Cams , Chapman , Colby , Dawos , Garfield -
field , Gilhnm , Hayes , Kennard , Knapp ,
Popoon , Powers , Thummol , Van Wyck ,
Walton and Wilcox 20.
These voting in the negative were :
Aton , Rrown , Covcll , Ferguson , Hinman ,
Holt , Church Howe and North 8.
During the same session of the legisla
ture , Church Howe's vote on United
Slates senator for the first three ballots is
recorded as having been cast for E. W.
Thomas , n South Carolina democrat ,
[ pages 103 and 208 Senate Journal. ] All
this time Church Howe professed to bo a
republican independent , republican on
national issues and a tomporancogranger
on local issues , Wo simply ask what
right a man with such a record has to
the support of any republican.
Hut what Is to become of nil this Cali
fornia wine if the prohibitionists succeed in
abolishing the wine presses ?
Professor Wiggins claims to have discov
ered "an Invisible moon , " and probably no
one will bo Inclined to dispute him , for ho
has predicted a good many Invisible fctonns ,
and has lately predicted a number of earth
quakes , which will doubtless bu equally in
_ _ _ _ _ _
Growing Old.
Kcw I'urk H'urlii.
The point nt which life ceases to be worth
living must vary with the Individual , for
tunate they are to whom old ago briny * tlu >
serenity of mind and strength of purpose to
hold on bravely to the end. And a tear of
charity for the aged ones who , wcnry of
waiting , go uiibiimiuoneJ Into the country
where there Is no moro growing ok' ' .
A Prcbbytorian oimroh , built from
petrified wood found in Allen' * crook , is
one of the curiosities of Mnruford , Mon
roe county. N , Y , Leaf and moss fossil *
ure to bo plainly seen in the btouu.
TLo Project of Founding Such nn Institution
to bo Undertaken by Mrs. Tlmrber.
Mrs. Xltiirtior'n 1'lnnntlotinl In
Cliarnotcr and Ivvtcnslvo lit
Its Scope.
in'ritlcnjbrthe Omahn Snmlny Her. }
America , tip to this date , I.s without a
university of art , such as are pos esod
by the capitals of the old world , and
especially Paris , Milan , and Vienna.
Heretofore wo have had to depend on
Knrouean institution * for bringing Amer
ican talent to the perfection of art. and a
foreign education being impracticable
with the majority , the resources of
America have remained for ( lie most part
nn undeveloped mine. Tlio conception
of forming sueh an institution originated
pouio years ago with Mrs. .leannetto M.
ThnibiT , of Now York , a lady whoso
thorough culture and accomplishments
are acknowledged on both sides of the
water. Mrs. Thurbor i.s the daughter of
wealthy Fivucli-American parents , nnd
though born iu America , lived most of
her life abroad , receiving her education
in Franco and Switzerland. She is re
garded by Kuskin an onu of the bust liv
ing art critics.
f A few years ago , a Mr. Woods , of Now
York , made a bequest of between two
nnd three millions toward founding an
American nnivui'dity of art , designating
Mrs. Thurbor as tlio executrix to carrv
out his object. The will was contested
by some relatives of Mr. Wood , and the
superior court annulled the bequest con
veyed in the will. Mrs. Tlmrber
has , howovr , undertaken to found the
institution by associating with herself
wealthy and liberal people from all over
tlio country. A project of such magni
tude cannot be accomplished bv nny
one city , but by co-operation of all the
pincipal cities of America. Airs. Thur-
bor'u project embraces both a national
opera and a national consorvatorv of
Mrs.Thurbcr'slirststep in that direction
was to organize the American opera eoin-
pany which was to form the nucleus
for American vocal and dramatic tulont
of tlio highest order. Its success lias
already been demonstrated and , though
last winter was its lirst season , it excelled ,
in most respects , all other organizations.
The magnilicenee of its stage settings ,
the superiority of its artists , and tlio
minute attention to detail and impos
ing ensemble left little to bo de-
sifed. The orchestra , composed of
selected musicians under the direction of
Theodore Thomas , is perhaps the most
perfect in tlm world. The scenery was
striking in design , superbly executed by
cmincnt scene painters from Europe. In
the costuming no expense was spared ,
000 people being constantly employed in
their manufacture. The result was an
opera company equipped as no other
company over had boon in America.
Many of the artists wore from all parts
of the world , which was perfectly nat
ural , as it would he impossible to organ
ize an American opera company exclus
ively from American talent in the pres
ent crude state of the latter , but Ameri
can ability lias been given full play and
in duo time , if the conservatory becomes
what it is designed to be , our singers will
supplant the foreign material. 'J lie name
of tlio American opera company lias re
cently been changed lo the National
opera company.
Mrs. Thnrbor's plan is ifational in its
character and extensive in its scope. She
proposes , if possible , to raise SU,000,0l ( ) )
by general subscription from all sections
of the country with which to found this
national university of art. She already
lias contributed from her resources
$200jOOO and by horoxamplo has inspired
confidence among the influential and
cultured classes in the undertaking.
Mrs. Tlmrber will be in Omaha shortly
on her way to San Francisco , and if she
receives proper encouragement from our
leading citizens an auxiliary association
will bo established in this city such as
have already been formed in Roston ,
Chicago , Cleveland -Indianapolis , Louis
ville , Philadelphia and Cincinnalti. Tlio
purpose of these auxiliary associations is
to nationalize the enterprise and interest
the people of the country in tlio project.
Omaha has already considerable repu
tation as a musical and art center ,
and her admission to the chain of
cities already forming from New York
to San Francisco , will advance her impor
tance materially. It would insure to us a
season of grand opera and a voice in the
management of the university , besides
affording an opportunity for persons
gifted with superior vocal powers to
complete their education in the national
university free of expense. . Tlio head of
the staff of teachers is Madame I'ursch- '
Madi , who sang nt the festival last spring.
In the course of its progress paintinc
and sculpture will bu added among the
branches of art education in the National
Art university. Further details will bo
presented by Mrs. Thurberon her arrival.
Tlio Hcniioivi.
WiU iraltt ( Harncu , in Jlarpct't Mao > izlne for
When the tired reapers , with fragrant
Come out or corn ns the sun goes down ,
And the .sky Is rich as the falllm ; leaves
In crimson nnd purjilo and golden brown ,
1 sit In the mellow and marvellous eyes
And watch , ns the loom of the sunset weaves
its cloth of gold over country and town.
And I think how the summers have come
Since wo saw thn nhuttle across llm blue
That wove the colors of dusk and d.iwn
When the mask of the sleeping roses UIMV
Ou the wings of the south wind over the
lawn ,
Andtlioevonlngnhadnws worelonger diawn ,
And the sun was lowand , the stars were few ;
When Ijovo was sweet In the lives wo led
As tin ) leaven that lies In the latter spring
To grow In the ( lowers In the books wo n-ad ,
The romp anil rush of thogrape-vlno swing ,
In words and work , lo bu tilled and fed
Ui ) brookn nt' bonny nnd wasted bread ,
And Ming in the r.ongs Unit wo used to sine.
And out of the shadows they come to me.
As flowers of tlia spring como.yjar by year ,
Tim lovers wo had when to Invti wns fieo.
The stars wcri few and the sltles woreilear : ,
Anil wo knew it was Impplnes.s to be.
Through the sheaves of the cloiullniid fair to
see ,
While the weary reapers are drawing near.
Tlior.nh Hie red and white have lost their
In the Ml it's ot summers of loni ; ngo ,
They oome , through the mellow and marvel *
Ions eves ,
With tliB harvest of love wo used to
sow ,
A'i rich as the icarlaiuls the sunset weaves
V/hen llm tlicdnepers with i ° inrnnl { ; sheave ;
Como out of the corn and the sun Is luw.
Tlio Wonderful Preservation of Her
Art 1st Iu I'owcre.
WHHnm Archer in National Rcvisw :
It IK unhappily no .sorrel that slio lives in
a chrome state of pecuniary embarrass *
mont. "She co'inv.clH debts alwnjs. "
ttiysM Siuc..v , us though nothing rould
bo more landaUo , "nnd pays ilium b'omo-
timus. " in n word , < hi. > has cnid to Imr
genius , "You must make money , money
artisticTilly if yon can , but b } ' all inuani
make money. " To this end ilia has
sought oi-t ail the most Molently fcns.i-
lioual juris in thn wlioh' t.iji'n'ii ' n-pi-r-
tory-'MargiU'riic Gamier. At nesinu J.c
couvrcur , Frou-Frou. Not content witn
these , she has gene to Victorion Sardoti
for characters still moro feverishly vie
lent , and ho has answered her call by
producing those epileptic masterpieces ,
! Todora % > nnd "Uheodora. " In such
parts as these she has appeared night
after night , and often twice in the twelve
hours , tor months on end. Shu has pro-
'ambulated ' Kuropo rvMli'ssly and by
forced marches , and she has shared with
Mr * . Lnngtry tht applause of the great
American public Resides her ovei'ssivo
professional tolls , she has undergone
fatigues of travel and social excitements
such as might well have broken down tlio
strongest physique , not to mention
* o frail nn organization ns hers.
What art could survive a life like this ?
What tali'iit could come unieatiied
through such an ordeal ? Strange to sny
and this is the point on which I desire
to insist her art bus survived the ordeal ,
not scathless , imU'i-d , but in marvelouslv
good preservation. When she appeared
last April at her Majesty's theatre , the
dlllereiice between the Sarah Rcruhimlt
of to-day and the Sarah licrnlmrdt of ten
years ami wore . -.eari-ely greater than the
moro lapse of time inu t have caused ,
even had she scrupulously husbanded her
resource * . If she i.s no longer the silver-
loned sylph whoso nameless charm of
speech and movement still haunts us al
the mention of "Lu Sphinx'1 or "La Fillo
del'.oland , ' ' that Is because the most per-
leet of conservatories eatiiiot impart the
secret of eternal youth. All the essen
tials of her talent she retains well nigh
unimpaired. If she puts thorn to less
ox < iuUite use than hi-retofore , snoriliomg
nobility of pose to restless vividness of
gesture , purity of diction to ingenious
elocutionary elloct-.ookiiig , Hiat is the
fault of the plays in whieli she appears. w
She has the old means at her command , f <
and she n es them with tiio old mastery
at her command , tlmuirh sometimes to
less worthy ends. What , then , has given
her this power of pas.-ing undegniilcd
through all the influences that make for
degradation ? What talisman has saved
her voice from becoming coarse , her
plastiqno from hardeiilnir into mechan
ism , and her passion from habitually
rushing into rant ? Simply , I believe , the
taliMiian of a thorough training , an early
and systematic mastery of the methods
of her craft. It i.s one of the character
istics of physical accomplishment and
Inequalities which can be acquired by
training are mainly physical that it is
even more dillicml to unlearn than to M
learn. A good swimmer , a srood skater ,
a good cricketer may , by sheer disuse ,
decline in actual power ; nut lie will never
loose his form , and swim , skate , or bowl
like ono untrained or illtrained in those
exercises. Similarly , an actress who has
once learned to move gracefully and
speak beautifully will retain these dis
tinctions in spite of star parts and lonj'
runs , and boulevards audiences and
Knglnnd ami America , in suite of all
circumstances , in short , that tend to pro
duce crudity nnd commonness.
The St. , Ioo .t f 3 rand Inland to Ilullil
iOO Miles of Hrauclics.
Nuw Yoinc , Sepl. 2. " . [ Special Tolcfram
to the IJr.K.I An Important circular \\lll bo
Issued to-day by President .lames , 11. Bene
dict , of the St. Joseph & ( iraud Islam ! rail
road. It has been desired by the Grand
Isliind company to build 200 miles of new
road , chlelly In Nebraska , to serve as feeders
to the main line and President Item-diet's
circular is to the stockholders of the com
pany , offering thnm certain lights in the how
lines , which are to be built by separate com
panies. The new lines are to inn through
fertile and settled territory , as productive ns
that now bi'lnimlni ; lo the Grand IMaml innln
line , which lias slfnwn its ability to earn 0
percent on ! ? ; iOOW per mile. The new lines ,
it Is estimated , cam be cnnsliucled nnd
equipped for sio.OOO per mile. They will bo
bonded for Sli.OiW ! per mlli : and stock for that
amount will bu put on them. Securities Hint
am not subscribed for 1:0 In tlio ireisnry : of
the St. .lo.-eiiliit ( Jrand Jshind and Missouri
I'ai-iUc Uallroiul romicmles in coiisldeintion
ot the joint indorsement by those companies
of the bonds through trauleaKiuemi'iit of such
nature as to liiburo prompt payment ot Inter
LONDONSept. . 'J5. Parliament wns pro-
ropueil to-day until November 11. The fol
lowing Is the queen's speech : "I am glad to
be able to icllovo you from your arduous
duties. Jly relations with forelsn powers
continue to bo friendly. The mutlntngof a
portion of the Uulparlan army lias led to tha
abdication of Prince Alexander. A regency
has been established which Is now adminis
tering the affairs of tlio principality and
preparations have been iniule for the elortlon
of a successor to Alexander In accordance
\\illitheprovisionofthe Berlin treaty. In
answer to n communication addicssed by
the porto to the signatory powers ,
parties to that treaty , I have stated that ,
so lar as this country is concerned ,
there will bo no infractloli of thn conditions
guaranteed by the treaty to lliilgnrln. AH-
s'urnnco to the saino ull'ect has been given by
oilier powers. The demarcation of the Af
ghan frontier has advanci'd to within a lew
miles of the river Oxus. In view of the ai > -
nroach of winter my commis
sion has been withdrawn. The Information
they have obtained will be sulllclent
for the determination by direct negotiations
between the two countries of that portion of
the frontier which still remains minmiked.
Gentlemen ot the hoiisn of commons. 1 thank
you for the supplies you have voted for tlio
reijnliemclits ot the public sei vice. My loins
nnd gentlemen , 1 have directed the Issue of
a commission to Inquire Intothochcunibtnncu
which appear to have pievented Iliu antici
pated operation of the recent acts dealing
with tenurenndpiirchaseof land In Ireland.
I have observed with much satisfaction and
interest , which In an Increasing degree U
evinced by the people of this country , In the
welfare ot colonial and Indian subjects , and
I am led to tbu conviction there I.s on nil Hldos
a growing dcsiru to Hrnw closer In every prac
ticable way the bonds which unite the vari
ous portions of my empire. 1 have author
ized communications lo bo entered into with
the principal colonial governments with n
vluw to fuller consideration of mattcix ot
common Intoiest. I pray that tlio blcuslngs
of Almlght Cod ! may bu with you. "
\Vliy Slio lliuuil Him llcnl Had. '
" 1 used to think that Ous Simnson wns
n real nice young man , but I just halo
him now , ' said one young lady to
"Why , what has ho donoV"
"Hu' treated /shamefully. / . That's
what. " '
"In what wayV"
"Why , the other evening nt the party
1 Mid to him , 'Let's eat a philopeno and
if you .v.i.y 'yes' or 'no1 to any of my
questions I'll owe yon a box of candy
mid if I say 'yes' or 'no' you'll give mo a
bo.\ . "
"Thou what ? "
"After tlm parly ho took mo homo and
all tlus way there he tallied just as sweet
as could bo about love in n wittagu and
men should not livu alone and all that.
Ami whim wo got to thu trout gate , -ho
said , 'Fannie , 3 have waited for this op-
porlnity a longtime , will you marry mo ?
I whispered 'yes' in a low voice.- and
ami 1' Hern her -ob. : choked bur voice.
"And what did lie do thenV" inquired
bur listener iwaerJy.
"lie just hollowed 'philopono ! ' with
all his might. That's ' what ho did , " and
she wept afresh and would not bo com
[ Kelt The Koi-oo or it.
"Where have you bcon nil morning , "
inquired a merdianl of ono of his trav
eling mil. ) U
"lijj'jn down to the corner slinking fur
thu cigars with my brother. "
"On. Who got utiu'k * "
"I did , nvory limo. I never before
nr.ilb.ed tin ; forcu of the expression
fitickuth liku n brcthor.'J
"Mix Chicago with Plisbtirg and salt
the wluik with tuiioky randstono , " writw
Cftrpuul you lutvu tlio } jivat S otol
city ifii . ' , 'i\v. It is larger tln'ii Chlnige
unil l.i. i * . r ij'vlt tinu : Cither Chit ago v