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± 519 STIRJSIET
Lot on Saunden street , near Cnming ,
house 7 rooms , burn , $0fiOO.
House 0 rooms , on Leavonworth street ,
§ : ) ,800.
LoU in nartlott' < ? addition , 1 block from
street oar line , $1,850 oich. :
Lots in IJfdford L'laco , nour now foundry ,
$ ir,0 oauli.
Aero lots in Hulvodcro , $3)0 to $500 each.
Lots in HOXKS & Hill's addition , $1,230
Hoii'o nttd lot In Hnrbacli's 1st addition1
on 13th strout , § : J din.
House and lot , S. ITth street , $3,003.
House ! rooms , lot O9.xiri4 , on 20th stroct ,
SU.OCO. Sold on very easy terms.
House 4 rooms , CO foot lot , one block
from Lo.ivonworth on Grove street ,
$3,003 , Easy terms.
Lots on Invin strcnt , in Ilodick's Grove ,
LoU In Kilby Place , $010 to $ S.)0.
House 0 rooms , barn , 3 cistern ? , water
works , 2 lots , on 20th street , near St.
Mary's avenue , $12,000.
Two lots on Leavonworth , $300 each.
Lots in Lincoln I'lace. $000 each.
Three lots In Lowe's addition$1000 each.
TwoloU in Marlon I'lace , $2.10 each.
One and one-half lot on Farnani , near
27th nvonue , homo 9 rooms , hot and
cold water , $0,000.
Lots in McCormick's 2nd , $000 each.
Lots in Mount Pleasant , $ ' , ' 00 each.
House t rooms , Nelson's addition , $3,000.
House 7 room ? , Nelson's addition , $2,500.
Acres in Newport , $300 to $300 each.
Five lots on Saundcr.s , ! ? 1,003 each.
House nnd one-half lot on Ho ward street.
near 20th street , $3,500.
House witli 4 rooms , lot 05310 , facing
on California nnd Cuss streets , $2,510 ,
Lots in 1) wight & Lymah's , just south of
Hnnscom Park , $700 each.
Some nice lots in Ilanscom Place , $1,030
to $2,000 each.
Major Franklin nnd Mrs. Franklin nro
homo from Kentucky , where Mrs. Frank
lin visited for several weeks.
Mrs. A. Paint , of Hastings , who ln\s \
been visiting with Mrs. K. T. Roberts , re
turned homo Friilav last.
Mrs. It. P. H. Miller has cone to Hur-
lington , In. , for a visit wifli friends iu
Attorney Lansing has gone not only to
St. Louis and the exposition , but for a
visit in Indiana witli old acquaintances ,
Mrs. J. K. Webster I" on joying a visit
from her mother , Mrs. Daliard , of Wash
ington , Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. L. II. llurnhnm were St.
Louis visitors at the lair and exposition ,
Mr Burnham meeting his wife in that
eltv on her way homeward from a , visit
Mrs. 11. P. Hoocher is in Florida , where
she will pass the winter months.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Holl'man were in
Chicago the past week.
Major. C.V. . Pierce , \Vavcrly , has
to Galcsburg tor a visit , combining
gone and pleasure.
Miss Clara Walsh is in Omaha , the
guest of friends in that city.
Miss Ellio Kccnis , the talented Chicago
young lady who opens a parlor school m
this city , commencing with the present
week , has arrived from Chicago ready
for the commencement of work.
Miss Minnie HaiiK and company of
musical artists gave a delightful enter
tainment at the Funke. opera house last
evening to one of the largest audiences
of the season. The engagement was
greatly appreciated by Lincoln people.
"Get There , "KM. "
Johannes Factotum , in St. Louis Globe-
Democrat : An Illinois paper which has
been discussing the origin of late of this
now somewhat proverbial saying , prints
an additional version of its birth in n late
issue , in the shape of the following
unique correspondence from one of its
Kansas readers :
"Stranger , I jest want to change an
idea in your head about the origin of the
sayin' , Git there , Eli , ( bordorin on a piece
in your paper ) . The real truth is this ,
I'm an old trainer from Southern Ivan- .
sas. So long about ' 7i ( I look my bay
mare Eli to the state fair to Lawrence. I
Dunn1 the homestretch- the lirst race
.ho boys hoard me urgin' the old mare to
; ho homo stake , ; isin * the words , 'Git '
: har , Eli. ' Wall , I went back to my ranch
ifter the close of the fair.nnd didn't show
up till next year at Topoka. Meanwhile
everybody had been hollerin' 'Git thar ,
Kli , ' unbeknown to me. WallI drove on
the track with a golden about nine year
old , but she could eit thar , nil the same.
Jf course they all hollered , 'Git thar ,
Ell. ' I didn't say nothin'.but when I came
under the wire i hollered out , 'Git tliar ,
lasper Eli , ' dead. This was in 1877 , and
since then it has been the sayin' .
The Kansas correspondent of thn paper
in question may bo a myth , and possibly
11 osn and blood. 15o that as it may , the
saying , "Got there , Eli , " undoubtedly
originated in 1875. on the liiiflalo , N. Y. ,
trotting course , under the following cir
cumstances : One of the animals entered
in the 2:1)5 : ) class was the mare Croxio ,
owned in Illinois by H J. Edwards. She
was Kentucky born and bred , and was
driven by a darkey named Eli , who
came witli her from the HIuo Grass state.
The mare sold low in the pool , but on tlio
outside there was considerable quiet
betting on her by Edwards and his bark
ers. The Illinois man had speeded the
mare several times on private tracks anil
know very well that her performance
that day would bo apt to astonish the
ISufl'ulo natives. The mare had cov
ered her mile in 2:20 with Eli
behind the dash , and ho had nr-
ranged to giye the colored man the
word , should ho desire to have "Croxio"
make the record. The drivers had re
ceived their instructions at the judges1
stand , and wore about to wheel for the
start when the shout , "Get there , Eli , "
from the stentorian lungs of Edwards
was heard above the cheers of the admir
ers of the favorites in the race. Eli got
there , as tlm result showed , the gallant
little mare making the mile and n record
in 2 ll > i. She was sold in less than an
hour after the race to a New York man
for ? 'J,000 ' , and was withdrawn from the
track and added to a stud of fancy stock
on the now owner's farm. " ( Jet there ,
Eli , " was repeated at IJulTalo by the
sportlntr fraternity , and became a com
mon phrase , all over the country , in a few
A Divorced Couple Jto-Marrlod.
Philadelphia Tim in : Fourteen years
ago the marriage bolls rang in a Boston
church for handsome John Winter and
pretty Alice Leo , and n handsomer cou
ple , ho comment said , never vowed to bo
lalthfnl to onch other.
Eour years later , after two years of
never-ending flissonsion and strife , ttiey
separated by mutual consent , and , ac
cording to agreement , the wife sued for
divorce on the ground of desertion , and
in duo time received the court's decree ,
In that they wore not at n Yinltfco the
counties ? couples whoso follies made llfo
ft misery to themselves , while swelling
the fortunes of divorce lawyers and wit
Hut murk the sequel. Loss than a vonr
igo they mot each other again , after both
had had time to discover their folly , nnd
when each begun to reuliio that thn
other was not at all to blame , 'I'ho ' was
nothing apparently Ohiotlonal in their
mootliiflr. which closed but to bo followed
' " another and still another. Uoforo tlio
ox-husband know what ho was about ho
was dead in love , so the chroniclers say ,
witli the woman from whom ho had so
gladly separated nine years before , and
what was equally strange the woman was
quite as much in lova with him. They
met again , talked it over , and one day a
minister was called in to anuul the de
cree of divorce.
A little daughter , born shortly after
thp separation , was among the few wit
nesses who saw the quiet ceremony and
among thoTury few people who lived to
witness the marriage of thuir parents at
any time or place.
Tine lot in Hart's sub to Hart Place ,
Lot in Hawthorne , $1,200.
Lot facing on 10th and 17th , in Horbaclf s
1st , $0 , < IOO.
Lots In llonsel & Stobbins' addition. 3
blocks fiom street car , $1,500 to $1,000
Lots In Plalnview , $050 to $900 each.
House 10 rooms on Park avenue , $0.700.
House 0 looms , on Colfax street , $ ' , J,000. ,
Lots on Georgia avenue , $2,000 each.
House 7 rooms , b.mi on 20th street ,
House 22x30 , t rooms , E. V. Smith's ad
dition , $3OCO.
Lots in Thornburg Place , $050 to $700
Five acres in Tnltlo's sub , $ ! J,100.
House 5 rooms , nice lot , Walnut Hill ,
House o rooms , good lot , Orchard Hill ,
$1SOO. Easy terms.
House 0 rooms , 2 lots , Walnut 11111 ,
One of the lincst acres In West Omaha ,
Lots In Orchard Hill , $000 to $700.
Two store rooms , cottage , lot nnd one-
one-half , on Douglas stroct , $10,000.
Ten acres in Brighton , house and barn ,
cities in the extent of this evil. Hut it is
gratifying to know that in this particular
there has been u steady gain in the last
few years. The 4.000 pupils remaining
in .school at the close of last year were
nioio than 72 per cent of the number en
rolled during the year. This is a very
much better record than has been made
before. In the high school whore this
evil has existed in a worse form than
anywhere else , there has boon oven
greater gain than in the lower schools ,
rour years ago only 50 per cent of the to
tal enrollment remained till the close of
the year. Last year 83 per cent re
mained. In the npuer grammar grades
there has also been n large gain in this
It thus appears that in all those particu
lars which can bo shown Dy stntisties.tho
schools arc making a decided gain from
year to year , increasing in irnnbers moro
rapidly than the growth of the citj
would require , and reaching a higher de
gree in many ways. 1 believe also that
ths last year has been one of success in
tlio higher and moro important spheres
of school work in progress in study and
development of character. If wo could
measure those results aa we can those al
ready mentioned , we should doubtless be
able to record as great gains as in the
numbers enrolled. The thoroughness of
the instruction in the high school is
evidenced by the faet that graduates now
enter the leading colleges and technical
schools of the cust without any addi
tional preparation , and from the begin
ning take excellent rank. No high school
in the country undertakes to accomplish
moro. Tlio work in practical language
or composition in all grades , and partic
ularly the high school.has been especially
meritorious. The generous course of the
Omaha Republican in olVuring pri/.es for
the best high school essays , and giving
largo space in its columns every month
to the publication ot some of those which
were deserving of commendation , did
much to stimulate interest in this work.
I believe our high school may justly claim
high rank lor prollicioncy in tl.e import
ant art of composition. It the present
course can bo continued , wo shall reach
results of which wo may well lecl proud.
While the work of reading has im
proved , there is agoneral complaint from
teachers above the third grade that the
readers in use are too dillicult. 1 am
convinced that this complaint is well
founded. In the fourth grade in our
schools last year were children seven
years of ago. Ncarlv a tenth of thorn
were only eight years of age. Moro than
half of them were ten years of ago
or younger. And yet the reading matter
of this grade is made up of selections
from the standard English and American
writers. It is true that Longfellow ,
Wordsworth and Scott wrote some simple
verses , and Lamb , Goldsmith and Cooper
some not very dillieult pro- , but none of
them wrote for children loss than ton
years of ago. If our Fourth Header
could bo taken two or three years later it
would bo admirably adapted to Us object.
In the sixth grade , which uses the lifth
Header , the dillloulty exi.sts to a still
greater extent. The reading matter is
mostly composed ot selections from the
standard English classics pieces that
hardly one child in a thousand roads
from choice. With such literature it is a
remarkable teacher that secures an interest -
est in the reading lessons , and as might
bo expected , tho'exocutionof the children
in the upper grade is unsatisfactory. The
reading is wanting in fluency , natural
ness and force , and it will bo dillieult to
make it better while the present course
lam not objecting to the readers in
the schools , but to their use in the grades
which now have them. In tlio fourth
and fifth grades wo should have easier
books nnd suppiimentary reading in
abundance. The Sixth grade might use
our Fourth Header with advantage.
With our presentation of frco text boons
changes hero suggested would involve
no additional coat. This Is a matter that
should receive attention at once. Our
reading in the upper grades would bo In
n bettor condition to-day it the evil hero
pointed out , and concerning which there
is an entire unanimity of opinion on the
part of the teachers , had been removed
The introduction of manual training
into the high school and eighth grade
has boon one of the most interesting fen-
tin cs of the work of the yoar. The ends
to bo accomplished by this Kind ot train
ing has boon much discussed , but there
has been great uncertainty as to the best
moans of securing tlio desired results.
Technical schools in largo numbers have
boon established and conducted with ex
cellent success , but the pupils in those
schools dlller widely from those in the
city high schools , Tlio best authorities
are not agreed as to the desirability of
muklnsr Indn-M-i : : rniUg a pare of high
school education. And with this point
conceded , It Is not clear what the charac
ter of the training should bo.
Our year's experience is a valuable con
tribution to the discussion of this subject
now going on , but under the cireiim-
stances nil undertakings of this kind
must bo looked upon as experimental.
Since the 1st of October. 1880. soyonty-
nine boys , about evenly divided between
the high Ecliool and the eighth grade ,
have hud the benefit of this instruction.
The course has boon optional , those
taking it doing the same academic work
as the rest of the school , Arranged ( n
classes of twenty each , they have spent
ono and one-half hours daily in the ( hop
under the euro of a competent instructor ,
learning light carpentry anil how to use
and take care of tools. The toucher has
boon enthusiastic and the interest of the
boys has boon lively and well sustained ,
The aggregate amount of time spent in
the shop amounts to legs than a mouth of
nine hours a day , and yet the progress of
the boys has been remarkable , Few ap
prentices after u full year in the shop
acquire moro practical skill ,
It is Qvidunt that manual training
schools cannot bo conducted without
Two acres In Urookllno , $1,590.
Four lots in Hurr Oak , just east of Han-
scorn Park , on Virginia avenue , $ 'J03
Ono of llio lincst residences in the city ,
Lot in Carthage , $000.
Lots in Clark Place , $7:5 to $1C03.
Nieo lot in Clarendon , on street car line ,
Lots in Clifton Place , throe blocks from
streetcar line , $1,000 to $1,800.
Lot on Howard street , $1,000.
considerable expense , but for this year
this school has not cost morn than some
of the regular studies of the high school.
It scorns evident also that a department
of this kind has a tendency to hold boys
in school at a time when there is a strong
inclination to leave and go into business.
Our high school nnd eighth grade have
felt this influence , and suffered fiom it as
much as any school In the land ;
yet of the sovunty-nino boys who
took manual training last year , seventy-
live remained in school to the close of the
vcar. This Is n remarkable fact In the
history of tlio Omaha schools.
On the whole , our experiment with a
manual training department in our high
school , so far as it h s gone , must bo
considered a success. It has not inter-
foicd with the regular academic work ; it
has not been excessively expensive ; its
Inlluenci ) on the high school generally
has on the whole been favorable , and
the progress of the boys in the mechanic
arts lias been satisfactory. It is not too
much to say that the hopes ol its friends
have been tully realized.
The change in the classilioation or
dered last year , whereby the number of
clashes was reduced from three in n
grade to two , was accomplished without
dilliculty , and tlio schools are now going
forward with the new classification.
Tlio wisdom of the board in favoring tins
change is apparent f-iom the tact that
with a larger number of pupils , the
schools nro now _ conducted with fewer
teachers , yet with no loss of ellicioncy ;
and higher classes are maintained in sev
eral of the schools than wore possible
last year. The Eighth irrado is now in
four buildings : the Central. Farnam ,
Izard an Pacific , instead of the Central
only , as was formerly the case. The
Seventh grade , which four years ago
was taught only in the Cen
tral school , is now in all
the four building mentioned , and
also in Cuss and J eavenworth. The
si.xth grade is now taught in all the six
buildings mentioned and in the Long ,
Lake and ilartman school besides. This
arrangement brings the upper classes
within reasonable distance ot pupils in
all parts of the city. It removes an evil
which has existed for years , requiring
young children in many cases to make
long journeys from the outskirts of the
city to the High school building in order
to liiid a class in which they could bo
taught. Very few children now arc re
quired to go so far that they cannot easily
go homo tor dinner in the hour nnd u
half intermission. Furthermore the in
dications are that next year the eighth
grade can bo taught in the Lcavcnworth
school and possibly in tlio Long , and the
seventh in the Ilartman and Lake , so
that the pupils will bo even better accom
modated than they are now. The present
convenient arrangement would not have
been possible had the old classification
I believe the time has fully como when
the board consider the question of male-
ing more ample provision for tins super
vision of the schools. At picsont the di
rection and general oversight of the in
struction is wholly in tlio hands of the
superintendent. Under the rules the re
sponsibility ot the principals extends
only to the care and control of the prom
ises , the discipline in the yards
and halls , the assignment of now
pupils and the making of reports. No
principal baa the slightest responsibility
tor tlio kind of instruction given by any
of the teachers in her building.
The present system was inaugurated
several yours ago , when the nunibor of
touchers was only a third of what they
are now. At that time the supervision
may have been , quite sulliciunt for the
needs of the schools. Until ono person can
give forty teachers all the attention they
need , no ono can adequately aupcrvi.su
ono hundrud and forty. 1 know of no
city that provides for so little supervision
as is allowed the schools of Omaha. In
most cities the principals give half or all
of their time to tills work. In some , as
sistant superintendents aao employed.
In a sew largo cities both assistant super
intendents and supervising principals.
Unless something is done to moot this
want in our schools , the instruction is
certain to stiller. This Is a matter that
should receive the attention of tlio board
at an early day ,
I cannot close this report without ex
pressing my appreciation of tlio steal and
effort , the intollignnco and skill of the
teachers. Their devotion to the welfare
of the children nnd the ability which
they have brought to thciir w'ork arc
above all praiso. Respectfully submitted ,
Omaha , Oct. 1 , 1880.
Tlio IMRIIO of tlio r > j
The republicans of Nebraska thai Is ,
the politicians who generally attend con
ventions put themselves on record nt
the state convention last week as in favor
of our fraudulent railroad commission ,
which , It will bo remembered , was croit-
ed by a republican legislature two years
ago against tiio expressed wishes of n
largo majority of tlio voteru of the state.
In their eagerness to bit clown on Van
Wyak , in tins matter , these soil-same pol
iticians und corporation strikers have only
added to hi popularity with the people ,
us has since boon proven. Van Wyck
laid out by the republican state conven
tion ? Oh , no. It was only the political
strikers who gon9rally manipulate sunn
gatherings , showing their true colors re
garding tlio control of corporations by
tlio DKoplo , their creators. The action of
a state or any other convention docs not
always represent tlio sentiments of the
voters , and we dare say the minority re
port on which Van was out-voted has
served the purpose ot rutting his enemies
on record as tools of the very corpora
tions they profess to want controlled by
law. Explanations are useless. The
record is made , and Van Wyck scored a
victory in tlio tabling of his report.
Three lots In Davenport sub , , 1 block
from Saunders street , $700 e.ieh. Easy
Lot in Donockcn's addition , $010 to $700.
In Meyer , Hichards & Tildon's addi
tion , just opposite the hew foundry ,
$4JJ to $153 o.ieh. Easy torms.
LoU in Mayne's addition , only 3 miles
southeast of P. O. , $1)00. )
Lots In Muyno Place , ! blocks from street
car , ? 1,2 00 to $1,800.
Wo are offering lots in Kilby's addition to
Washington Hill , $100 to $200.
Don't fail to see us before buying. If you liave property to sell , for quick sale , list with. us. Spe
cial attention given to collecting rents.
A NEW PARTY CHRISTENING ,
Anti-Monopolista Meet and Ohango Their
Naino to the National Union.
A STATE TICKET NOMINATED.
Meeting of tlio llopnbllonii Committee
Tlio Now Onmlm-Lliicolii
t- Train to Stnrt To-day
irnoM THE ticc's LINCOLN
The fourth and last state ticket i * now
In the Hold , the ticket being the result of
a convention held in Lincoln Friday night
by the anti-monopolists of tlio .state , who
believe in maintaining a strict and separ
ate party of their own. Owing to the
fact that the convention was miserably
advcitised , hardly advertised at all in
lact , and further , that it had sufl'ercd two
or throe postponements , thn attendance
was meagre , although those present did
not lack in energy and enthusiasm in the
work before them. It was nearly mid
night when the following ticket was
agreed upon by those present : For gov
ernor. J. IJurrows , of Uagc ; for lieuten
ant governor , M. K. Lewis , of Adams ;
for secretary of state , E. J. O'Neill , of
I'awnec ( prohibition nominee ) ; for treas
urer , W. II. Deck , of Saunders ; for au
ditor , A. Steads oil , of Hulfalo ; for com
missioner , L. U. Palmer , of Adams : for
superintendent , J. U. Chamberlain , of
liutlor. A state central committee
of three from each congressional district
was appointed , with W. C. Iloldcu chair
man and J. D. Chamberlain secretary.
The committee consists of O. Hull ,
Greenwood ; J. UUITOWS , Filley ; W. II.
Duch , Wahoo ; J. W. Edgorton , Strains-
burg ; O. Sutton. Minden ; 11. G.
Arnntage , Kcnesaw ; James Jenkins ,
Kearney ; A. Steadwoll , I'ruirio Centre ;
W. L. Willard , Plum Crock. The party
as organized was christened the
"NATIONAL UNION ,
and a long series ot resolutions were
adopted. The resolution on railways , on
the railway commission and the ono en
dorsing Senator VuuWyck are herewith
llcsolved , That the railroad corporations
having become a source ot oppression to tlio
people anil an agency lor tlio destruction ot
their political llbeitfi'S , wo domain ! that nil
railroads should bo operated and controlled
by the Kovcrniiirnt. nnd that all tolostraphs
nliould bo connected with the iwstolllcn muter
.solo con trol ot the Kovcimiiont ; that the la
bor trouble would have no existence to-day
except for vicious and unjust legislation
upon tlio above subjects ; that If the special
pilvllcgcs which have boon gran ted to cei tain
clnsKCs me withdrawn , mid tlio land of the
nation nmdo as It Khould bo tlm common
inhciltancc of all , thus giving nil cltl/ous an
enual oppoituuity atthonidurnl ndNnntngos
ot the counliy , labor would bo tree and imlc-
pundont ; thutcaiu in tavorol such legisla
tion at * will iolii\u : labor fiom the disabilities
imposed upon it by the unjust combination
ot capital ; that imuper and contmct emigra
tion should bo at once piolilbitud ; that con-
\Ict Inbornd luimcd out In competition with
tlio honest mechanic and day laboior is per
nicious nnd should bo abolished ,
Uesolved. Thut woaro in favor of the ab
solute prohibition of the halo or manufacture
as a bevi'tauo within this state oE all spirit-
nous 01 Intoxicating HijuorH.
Ito.soUfd , That wo believe the elective
franchls-e should no longer bo held trom
Cornell on account of sox.
Kesolvcd. That , pending tlio assumption ot
coNOiniiuuitcentiol ot all iiillroails. that \\o
duninnd the enactment of laws In this state
reducing fielghtsnnd tuics to an equality
with those charged by nnv lead east of the
Missouri rlur , aim wo further demand the
Imniodlnto ropcal of that fraudulent act
known as the rnllionil commission bill.
Kosolveil , That \\u heaitly endorse tlio
publlo record of Senator Van Wyck , and
earnestly annual to our legislature to ro-ulcct
him to tiio United States -VMiuto.
THi : ItKl'UUI.IOAN STA.TB COMMITTKB
adjourned at noon yesterday after an
almost continuous session since the day
before. It is brobuble that this is the
only general mooting of the committee
that will bo hold before the election , the
remaining work to bo loft in the hands of
the executive committee. The session
throughout was an open one , and the
questions were discussed In every phase
tending to a vigorous campaign. The
congressional committees were loft
largely to conduct the congressional
campaign , and , in fact , the absence of
Laird from the meeting was an evidence
that ho desired to bo left to himself ,
although the gentlemen on the com
mittee were solicitous lor a good deal of
campaign work in that district , and
scorned to rocognlzo the fact that the
light would bo no walkaway. As a result
of the committee mooting , a vigorous
three-weeks' campaicn has boon in
augurated that will keep many of the
candidates In the field constantly until
TJir. NEM' TIUJN.
Commencing with to-day the long
prophonlod Missouri Pacilio Lincoln-
Omaha train will bo started over the
road between the two cltios in ohargo of
Conductor Nioklowalt , who brought up
a string of handsome coaches from AtchIson -
Ison yesterday for the make up of the
train. The time card for the run is not
vet out , but the now train will leave
Lincoln ut 7:80 : a. in. , reaching Omnha
at 11:10 : ; returning , leaving Omaha ut
0 30 p. m. , and reaching Lincoln at
10 p. m ,
CAPITAL C1T1' NOTKS ,
Governor Thayer , who attended the
state committee mooting , started honiu *
ward yesterday , stopping last ulgtil at
Sutton , whore the campni u was for
mally opened for that section. The general -
oral commoncoij Tuesday in the third dis
trict under the state appointmont.
County Treasurer Campbell , of Cuss ,
wus ut the state house yoUorduy on n
business visit to the state treasurer , and
t number of other county treasurers were
Interviewing Mr. Willard on matters
for their counties.
A young man who boards in tlio north
part of the city had a lively skirmish
with a couple of footpads Friday even
ing , who were evidently bent on robbery.
After the lirst exchange of blows ho fol
lowed the maxim ot lighting and running
nway , to bo iu lighting trim for the fu
Marshal Heach , who has boon at St.
Louis the past week , nnd Deputy Sherilf
llcach , who accompanied him , are at
homo again nnd ready for duty.
A gentleman from Saline county says
that notwithstanding the State Journal
and the governor lending their support
to the democratic ticket in Saline , that
the entire republican ticket will bo
The Hall and Lansing block , one of the
line now structures of tliisycar's ' growth
in Lincoln , is completed nearly enough
so that tenants can take possession in a
Chairman liillingsly is arranging for a
vigorous campaign on the part of the re
publicans in the county , and several
meetings have already been arranced for
one at Bennett last night , and the next
following at Emerald. Tuesday eveninir.
Dr. A. S. V. Mansfcldc , of Ashland ,
was among the parties transacting busi
ness in Lincoln yesterday.
Captain Winterstoln , deputy secretary
of state , is homo from a visit at his homo
in Fillmore county.
On Friday evening of this week will (
occur tlio so cond mooting of tlio Chan- .
tauqua Literary and Scientific ciiclo at
the rooms of Superintendent Jones at the
state house. The largely increased mem
bership , as evinced at tlio opening meet
ing , gives promise that the Lincoln Chan-
, tauquas will have for the winter meet
ings a very largo roll of members to respond
spend to tiio call. The programme for
the second meeting , the one the coming
Friday evening , is as follows :
"Fifty questions on the walks and talks in
the ecological lidd , " Sirs. Culveit.
"liulgailn and its late prince , " 3Ir.
"Critic's icport" on last meeting.
Intermission with applications for mem
"Studies on miscellaneous topics , " Alro.
"Duslnnss education of women , " Mrs. An
"Possession of ono talent , " Sirs. Jlar-
Ouerybox , Mr. Atkln.
Itoll call with the nnines of distinguished
The La Veta club will give its inaugu
ral party on Friday evening , the 10th , at
Masonic Temple hall , 8iO : ! to 12:30 : p. in.
Timycr's Northwestern orchestra will
furnish the music tor the occasion , which
promises to bo a delightful ono in every
respect. Klrby Hammond Is president
of tlio club , C. F. Wilson , secretary , and
the reception commiltoo for the inaugu
ral are It. O'Neill , W. J. Atkon , Louis
Stows , Frank Wheeler , C. E. Wuite , C.
C. Carrothers , while the floor will bo in
charge of tlio president of the club , Dr.
W. JTP. Lawton and Fred C. Sholcs.
Mrs. Major Holmnnon was the victim
of a generous surprise party that called
upon her Thursday evening and aided
her in commemorating her birthday.
The merry band of surprisors numbered
some fifty and music , dancing and gen
eral sociability , to which should be added
elegant refreshments , caused the evening
to pass too quickly nway. Mrs. Italian-
non was the recipient ot a largo nunibor
of handsome and costly presents given
by liar friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Bullock , at their homo ,
1512 H street , entertained the St. Paul's
M. E. church choir on Wednesday eve
ning , tiio occasion being both n musical
andsoclal ono tqat was in every way en
joyable , I'hcso church choir sociables
seem to bo growing in popular favor ;
On the coining Wednesday evening the
first monthly recaption wifi bo hold by
the Lincoln x. MC. A. at their rooms on
Tenth street. A musical and literary en
tertainment will bo given and refresh
ments will also bo sorvcd.
Mrs. D. ( J. King is visiting in Kansas.
Miss Kate Louis is visiting at Madison ,
Wis.Mr. . nnd Mrs. II. P. Foster are among
tlio list of exposition visitors at St. Louis.
Mrs. JHook and Mrs. S. P. Platt wore
Thursday passengers for Chicago and
Joseph O'Polt and wife , tho'well known
host and hostess of the O'Polt hotel , are
enjoying u visit at St. Louis.
Mr. and Mrs. Gco. V , Hall wore visit
ing friends and relatives in Nebraska
City tlio past wool ; .
Mrs. D. Phillips visited the past week
at Fairmont witli friends in that plaeo.
Mr. and Mra. N. C. IJrock were also
among the nninbor of Lincoln visit
ors at the St. Louis fair the past wcok.
Major and Mrs. D. II. U heeler of
Omaha have boon In Lincoln the past ton
days called by the illness of Frank L.
Wheeler their son , nnd n university
Mrs , ami. s > H p , Ynll who hayo
ooon enjoying an pxtomlod visit ( it oust-
orn points are at homo in Lincoln again ,
Mrs. L. Donaldson , who has boon visit
ing nt Evansville , lud. , loturned homo to
Mrs. Hullo Digolow has boon nt Fairfield -
field the past wiwk , attending the con
vention of the Christian church ut that
Mr. and Mrs , T. II. Loavltt. Mrs. Sarah
Campbell and Mrs. J , P. Hobbard , were
in Dos Molues the past week ntttiU'l'iig ' '
the mission convention ,
Mrs. Mandoyjllo nd Miss Shaffenburg.
two Denver ladies , were visiting in Lin
coln Ino past wook.
Miss Hetta McCllntock , of Omaha , was
visiting in the capital city a number ol
days the past week.
Mrs. II. U. Ware has gone to Villisca ,
la. , fora week's visit with old friends al
her former homo in that place.
Fred Harrison , ono of the popular
young men of Lincoln , will shortly re
move to lirokcn Dow to outer business in
OMAHA PUBLIC SIIOOOLS ,
Thn Fourth Annual Report of Superintend
Condition and I'rogrcss of tlio Schools
The lli n Soliool Mnminl
Training Other MiittcrH.
To the bo.ird of education Gentlemen :
I have the honor herewith to .submit my
fourth annual report on the condition
and progress of the public schools of this
city , which is for the year ending with
June , 188(5. (
From thostatlstic.il tables the folio wing
facts may be observed :
1. Enumeration. The census of last
April gave a school population of 11,831 ,
an Increase over that of the previous year
of O'Jl ) . Tlio increase in 1S80 was 830 , and
in 1880 , 1,110. It thus appears that the
school population la not increasing as
rapidly as it did a year or two ago.
! i. Enrollment. The whole number en
rolled ill the school for this year was
0,803 , an increase over the proceeding of
51)3. ) This is a larger proecntago of tlio
total enrollment than wo had a year ago.
U. Attendance. The average daily at
tendance tlio lait yc'ar ' was 4,700 , an increase -
crease of 417 _ over the previous year.
This increase i $ n ilitllu more titan the
attendance atr the Leavonworth or
Pacific schools. It will bo observed
that during the last year that
enrollment anil attendance have in
creased more rapidly than the school
population. The school population , as
determined by tluj spring census , in
creased DJ per cent in the j'ear : the en
rollment a } per cone , and the attendance
10J per cent.
The per cent of attendance based on
the average school membership has boon
! )4 ) 1-10 per cent , the best record made in
Omaha schools in many years. Compar
ing with other cities wo llnd that some
present a better record , but many do
worse. The importance of good at
tendance is easily understood.
1. Tardiness The number of cases of
tardiness reported is 5,330 , , which" is tlio
smallest number for several years. J'our
years ago with a daily attendance of less
than two-thirds as largo , there were
nearly 14,000 cases of tardiness , or an
average of moro than four for each
pupil in daily attendance. The lust year
there was an average of a little moro
than one tor each pupil. This indicator
a general improvement in the last four
or live years , but comparing our record
with that of other cities wo still take
lower rank in the matter of punctuality
than in regularity of attendance.
I believe the time has como for moro
stringent rules making bettor attendance
obligatory. As our rules now stand ,
they allow greater laxity than any other
city of which 1 nave knowledge. Moro rigid
rules would oiled only a few negligent
pupils who will never be prompt unless
punctuality is compulsory. As the rules
now stand , they have very little influence
in securing good attendance. What lias
been gained has boon wholly duo to the
tillorts ; of the teachers , whoso /.eal in this
diiection has boon deserving of great
5. Djsciplino. It is with a great deal
of satisfaction that I call attention to
the fact that while the discipline of the
schools have boon excellent during thn
year , corporal punishment has ceased to
bo n factor in securing this result. This
method ot control has practically been
abolished. As might bo expected , tlio
most harmonious relations have existed
between the parents and teachers , as a
consequence of the bettor method of gov
ernment. It is not a rare tiling for
parents to make complaint to the super
intendent of the improper treatment of
their children , and I behove that the gen
eral good will of the public toward the
schools has boon strengthened by the
abstinence from corporal punish
ment. I have no doubt that a
return to the use of the rod
would produce injurious results both to
the discipline and the relations between
the schools and the public. Such cases of
suspension have been necessary , m a few
of which perhaps half a dozen unman
ageable pupils have been kept out of
school for a row1 Jwooks. The effect of
this method of Correction has proved
much moro sahdary and In all respects
more satisfactory tuan the resort to the
0. The High school. The prosperity of
the High school Im4 'continued. ' The en
rollment for the year reaches 250. Tlio
dally attendance -as 218 , and a much
larger proportion o/ / ; the pupils remained
total enrollment. Very few cities of tlio
country send a Jar/jor / percentage of tlio
enrollment to jthojHigh , school. Until
within a few yoarsHpur High school re
ceived only about two per cent of the
total enrollment. '
At the close oftlto year the following
persons "n'ei'o graduated Irom the Illgn
Alice M , Avery , Ulancho II. Itanton.
Ida M. IJruco , Minnie A. Collctt , May A.
Copeland , Myra C , Hannon , Ilelon 11 ,
Hall , Clara E. Hutmakcr , Charles S.
McConnell , Julia A. Nowcomb , Arthur
Hose , Nellie E. Hosowator , Edward J ,
Stroitz , Jounfo M. Wallace , Louis W ,
Weymiillor , Eli/saboth H. \ \ itinun , Emma
J. Wood , AnmoJ. Young.
7. Withdrawals from .School. I have
on former occasions called attention to
the tendency of pupils to withdraw from
school before the close of the year. This
has boon a noticeable charaiuoristio of
the Omaha school * , and it has indicated
an inditfiironco on the part of the parents
which is very discouraging. This must
bo expected to eoino extent , but there is
110 reason why. Omnha should load other
SOME BALLOON ADVENTURES.
The Exploit of Two Kival Newspaper
DUCKED IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN.
Con Itlnliotiny'i Kllglit In tlio Air nnd
Through nn Apple Tree.
[ UVUIni/or ( lie Dmnlm Sunday Itee. ]
In the summer of 1877 , a mania for bal
looning struck San Francisco , and con
tinued several months , until llnnlly , ono
of the air-ships capsi/ed above Mission
street , and omptiug its passengers into
the unoccupied space below , killed ono
of them , with a , suddenness that was
startling , nnd oripplod the other lor llfo ,
nnd some time afterward.
Every Sunday a huge balloon would
leave Woodward's gardens and go fumb
ling around among the clouds , to the
great delight and admiration of vast
crowds , which , somehow , seem to bo ill-
ways pleased at seeing other people in
the act of dancing on nothing either as
loronants or the leading man at a hang
The mama mentioned extended to the
newspaper reporters , eventually , and an
ambitious reporter , with .sullicieiit sand
to attempt such an approach of the Great
White liirono , could not bo bettor
pleased than to achieve an invitation to
Co with Professor Somebody in tlio diroc.
lion suggested , in a balloon. Generally
the distinction of being talked about as
gallant , and brave , and enterprising , or
something of that sort , was the spur , but
I have ventured to think , occasionally ,
that perhaps the thought that they might
not ever got nearer Heaven in any other
manner , may have had somewhat to do
with the matter , in sporadic cases.
One Sunday tlio professor had inadver
tantly promised two reporters , represen
tatives of rival newspapers , to take them
up with him , and the capacity of his bal
loon was notmillicicnl for three persons.
When the day arrived the two were
promptly on hand , however. Alf lialch
for the Chronicle was ono of thorn , lialch
was a wise looking follow who were
glasses. Indeed ho was a wise fellow ,
except in his passion for ballooning. Ho
was cultured and brainy ; the sou of n
Now England clergyman and , at my last
information , engaged on the staff of tlio
Now York World. He was also a brother
of the famous Itaston 'newspaper man ,
Uuleh , who by a clover piece of detective
work captured Cliastine Cox , a negro
who committed , in Now York , tlio mys
terious murder of an elderly lady , which
for a long time pnz/.lcd the "sleuths. "
The other aspiring reporter was Ed
Clougli , who about that llmo came near
making himself famous an the author of
some remarkably excellent dialect
Hkotchcs in the Argonaut , with such
titles as "A Had Man From Itadio , " 'The
Yaller Dog of Calavcras , " etc.
On the grounds the profussor declared
that ho could take but one of the report
ers , and each stoutly insisted on going.
Finally the turonant , being nnnble to decide -
cido between the tv o , said that ho
wouldn't go , whereupon Clough declared
his eminent ability to i mi the machine
himself , and Halch represented that ho
was a balloonist from "away back. "
think Clough did know a little something
about handling nn a Hair of the kind , but
lialch was as ignorant of the thing , prac
tically , as a pig Is of philology. Never
theless , the two entered the car and the
professor lent n hand to help them oil' .
The guy-ropos were loosened , and the
monster I think "monster" is the word
rose majestically , and when released
iihcondcd gracefully and rapidly upon n
vertical line. Having attained n sullloiont
hoiuhth to catch the air-currents she
drifted seaward nnd thoanmtouroironants
soon found themselves hanging out over
the Piicilio Ocean. A tug was sent to sea
to' watch for thorn and in the course of a
few hours thn balloon began to descend
near the Faralona islands. The tug kept
pretty well under the balloon and when
the latter vessel hud como BO near the
wutr.r that the swell of the sea almost
touched it , lialch , who was an export
swimmer , with an eye to "hedging1' on
his chances for life , dropped out of tlio
basket , lialch was a luiayy weight , and
work off enough gas to give her another
descent. Meanwbllo Hiilch had boot
picked up und iu u little while the tug had
Clough and the balloon safe aboard , and
was steaming for the Golden Gate
On the folio wing Sunday Con Mtihonov ,
an Irish reporter who was working on
the Post , and who is now on a Chicago
paper , wont up with the professor in the
same balloon. Con had once boon a
nontenant in the Peruvian nayy and he
was fond of dilating upon the fact , the
connection , herewith , will appear further
Upon the occasion of Con's air voyage
the balloon concluded logo out Into the
county. It hung about oyor Honpina
country for u while , niid at last descend
ing , toward ntlit-fall | , It thrashed along
tlm earth awlnlu and flnallydraggod Con
and the piofvssor through nn apple troo.
und in these movements broke one of
Con's arms , Ho was visible on tlm strcois
a few days after , with thn injured limb in
a bling , and in speaking ol hU ad venture
ho said :
"Vu may talk about brav'ry. ' No mar
doubts my brav'ry. 1 was n loftenant in
the P'ruvlan navy. Hut it takes more
brav'ry than I have about mo to go up
in another balloon. Still nnd all , its uol
so much going up in u balloon , d'yi
know * as 'tis coming down In that nam'e
d'ye imndv" WILL Visscmut.
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