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1'aco 8. Special Advertisements , General
nnd Iocal MntkutH.
PIIKO 4. Kdttoilals. Political Points.
Press Comments. Sunday ( limlp.
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I'UBQ 7. Social Krcuta in Omahn. SIls-
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1'ftuoO Onnpral Hadeau on We Dinners.
Hallroads That Wicck Towns. Reform In
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llftiit Natives Abroad , by Josepnlnu. Adver-
PnKO ] U ChpprliiK Wonts for Women.
AIIIOIIC the Wits nntl Wa s. Chunks of
Jlnino Comfort , A Ghastly Voyn o Women
of thu Ilarrm.
I'nijo 11 Tales of Tips That Hind. Hero's
ft Queur Mystnry. Mv Onu Adventure , An
JntuHfltliiir.Story of Western Life. A Hill's
Visit to lloavon. Iloiioy for th Ladles.
C < iiimillalltli ) > .s. Musical and Dramatic.
J'.dueatlonal. Impieties. JCulleious Advuf-
J'a e X'J-Gotham's Upper Stratum , by
T.lara Belle. The .Man the Coon O.inui To.
Killed l > y Ills Kather. Winter SCIIIKN nt I'an ,
nvNatlian Appleton. Hank's Cholen of a
Wife , A Jtomunceof. Deadwood. Adveitlsu-
ftlu , CJ.IVIIAXI : : > : ito his G'hristnias tur-
loy with his inothur-in-liixv. There nro
thorns to every ro o.
VAN Wvcic is said to Iiavo
found : i number of unexpected soiwtoriul
votes in his Christmas boolc.
Mit. AMUS is incroasinp : his Oninlir. in-
vcstmenls. The alleged hostility of
Ilio new in.inngoiutmt of the Union 1'a-
eltio toward this oity is not yet aj > prrenl
to the naked eye.
WIIILK Its aunablu oonteinponirli's arc
accusing uucli other of publishing news
two or thrco days lain , the Uii : goes
rishl ahead colleelinu moro news duily
than all the other Omaha , papers combined -
binod , and paying heavier telegraph tolls
than thu o.\iensu | of niiuiln tlio entire
establishments of hovural of its distin
guished rivals.
Mit. rowniurY : lias liimsolf eschewed
politics and advised the organization of
which ho is the head to do likewise.
There are some r.Uhnr forcible indica
tions , however , that this very proper ex-
nmplo and judieious counsel is not uni
versally accepted with that regard for
discipline and respect of authority which
are necessary to the welfare ana highest
usefulness of the organization. Tlio
more thoughtful and careful members ,
liowovor , will RdknowJoago the wisdom
of Mr. I'owdorly's coureo and policy and
net agreeably to it.
ANOTiir.ii witness has coino forward
vagainst the unfortunate ox-Knvoy Sedg-
wiel ; , whoso sad fall it would perhaps bo
charilablo to curtain with oblivion. A
llov. Mr. Drcos , who has for several years
been a Mothodltit missionary in the City
of Mexico , says the published accounts of
Sodgwiok'a disgraceful conduct were all
true , and adds the picturesque statement
tlmt after his Mexican entertainers had
gotten the envoy gloriously drunk , "tho
crown of his plug hat was caved in and it
was filled with gaudy llowors. Scdcwlok ,
bedecked with a profusion of Jlowors
hanging about his head and neck , was
paraded the streets , as U the custom with
the bovinu before proceeding to the
I > lace provided for a bull light. " More
than this would bo of the natiiro of an
utiti-cllinax , therefore lot the curtain
bo rung down.
IN spite of every cflurt to supjiivsj and
cheek it * progresj , socialism still lives
and grows in Uerniany. A recent rojiort
to the Kcichstag on this Eiibjuct btatcs
tlmt bineo the autumn of lust year social-
istio agitation has been very active , nnd
that in democratic circles uxtrumo meas
ures luivo met with greater favor than
these of a more moderate nature. The
representatives of the party in parlia
ment have exercised a preponderant in-
llueiico on * thu masses who give them n
hearty support , anil ovcry time they have
participated m popular meetings it has
boon to increase the fanaticism of their
followers. In licrlin and its environ *
twenty meetings had to bo broken uu by
the police , and in several cases disorder
resulted from the intrusion of the author
ities. The number of democratic ) nssoei-
tions has considerably increased through
out Uornmuy. In Allona , the most popu
lous and important city of Slnswig-
Holsteln , they huvo risen from ten to
fitorlliiir Morton's I1nnd >
Mr. J. Sterling Morton has been In
Chicago long enough to hold a confer-
cnco with the IJurliniiton manatees ,
whoso control over the democrats of Ne
braska is to bo exerted through his Infill-
cnre. Mr. Morton has taken pahis to
publish his advice to democrats through
n Chicago paper. Wo tnko it for granted
tlmt lie voices semi-ofllcially the Burling
ton railroad programme as to the rail
road democrats in the legislature. The
lirst thing Mr. Morton advises is a demo
cratic caucus , by whoso decision inem *
bcrs an ) to bo tied hand nnd foot to
the political chariot of the railroads ,
In this deliberate surrender of individual
action to the mandates of the corporate
managers , Mr. Morton Is In nerfcct ac
cord with Dr. Miller. Whatever Mr.
Morion's private preferences may bo , his
peculiar relations to the HitrMngtou road
virtually compel him to make common
causoonco moro with his most bitter
political enemy.
This is by no ninnns entirely unex
pected. Mr , Morton is an anti-
monopolist only between campaigns as
wo have often said , lie never allows his
null-monopoly views to interfere with
his regular business. If tlio Burlington
road were unlisted for n free light he
would be as strongly against a caucus
: IH ho is now in favor of one.
"Tho democrats should stick lo their
candidate to the death" is "Governor"
Morion's advice nnd if they can't do that
Mr. Morton intimated that Judge. Dundy
is , next to Van Wyck , the lending candi
date. Of course "sticking to the death
by n democrat" mu.uis that tlio demo
crats shall piny calspaw lo the republi
can railroaders and assist thorn in defeat
ing Van Wyck. Mr. Morton has let Ilio
cat out of tiio bag about the scheme to
control the democrats in favor of Judge
Dundy under the pretext that Dnudy'a
election will create si vncaney on the
federal bench which will be filled
by a democrat. This is by
no means a. startling disclosure. This
neat liltlu to give tlioslutoof Omaha
two senators and one congressman for
the next two years was made public some
time ago through tills paper. Governor
Morton with thu rest of the railroad
vnqtiuros cannot lasso tiic democrats into
the Burlington branding pen. The dem-
onratio members of the next legislature
have lee much pride and belf respect lo
be made voting cattle in or out of the
caucus. They do not. wear brass
collars and will not put thorn on
for any boss. Nine-tenths of them
were elected on a district issue , as inde
pendent of partisan dictation. Nearly all
of them were pledged against monopoly
candidates and in favor of Van Wyck
unless the democrats had control of the
legislature. They are just as intelligent
as Mr. Morton with regard to the situa
tion and are responsible lo their constit
uents , while Mr. Morton is only respon
sible to their employers. They know
that Morton , Miller and Boyd have joined
hands in favor of a caucus with Mar-
qnette , Charley Greene and Jim Laird.
They ruali/.e that the combinations
against Van Wyck in both parlies rally
around tlio same standard.
Korol-jn Cnpilnlnnil Omnlm.
The opening of the present winter in
Omaha hac been noticeable for the heavy
investments of foreign capital in our
city. The purchase of the Millard prop
erty on Farnam street by n New 1'ork
syndicate has boon followed by a number
of other investments of a like nature in
smaller and greater amounts. Last week
Mr. Fred Ames , of ISoslon , added lo his
Omaha interests by acquiring the Strang
block on lower Farnam street , at n
of18j,000. It is safe to say that during
the past two weeks moro than a .quarter
of a million dollars of Omaha proncrty
has passed into the hands of eastern capi
talists , all of whom have pur
chased for improvement. Well informed
real estate -dealers estimate the amount
placed in city lols by foreign investors
since the first of June at a million and a ,
naif dollars. This is a new feature in
Omaha's growth , While cities like St.
Paul , Minneapolis and Kansas City owe
their development chiefly to the Hood of
foVeign capita ! which has poured in upon
themOmaha haft for years been built up
largely by the enterprise and push of her
own citizens. Most of the men who
built her blocks and paid her taxes
earned their modest fortunes by hard
work in our midst. While they were
obliged lo make tiioir money before they
could spend it tlio progress of the city
waited on their industry. No ciiy of
her size in the west is so largely the prod
uct ot the labor of Us citizenship as
Omaha. It is to her credit that this is so ,
for it has laid a solid and a sure founda
tion of confidence for Eastern investors.
Uul tlio tide of foreign capital will be
none thu less welcomed on this account.
Kyory dollar invested by non-residents
unlocks a dollar of home capital to sock
investment. The prolits resulting from
renumoratlvo purchases and Improve
ments in turn stimulate further invest
ments from abroad while they advertise
the linaucial opportunities which this
great and growing metropolis oilers for Ilio
safe and prolitablo employment of foreign
capital. _
Coilllsli ArHtoornoy nt WnntiliiKton ,
The question of social precedence is a
very serious one in Washington , espe
cially in senatorial circles , The upper
branch of congress , not content with
clinging ( Irmly to what it calls its rights
nnd privileges in the senate- chamber , is
assuming now social dignities outside of
the capital. If the eastern correspond
ents are to be bnliovcd , senatorial social
circles are beginning to assume all the
frills and agonies of an incipient aris
tocracy. Questions of precedence ! are
continually arising nnd ollloial.s of the
government nnd tliulr wives are compelled
to take moro or loss part In the inevit
able discussions which ensue in cense
All this is very absurd. The
attempt to make a six years' service of
the people at Washington the basts for
the growth of an American aristocracy
will bo greolod with general laughter.
A United States senator , at the present
time at least , can lay no valid clai ms for
precedence , social or mental , over the
rest of public servants. As a matter of
fact , the brainiest men of the country
are found in thu house of representatives.
The senate , with a few honorable excep
tions , is mainly composed of men whom
wealth and corporate influence have ele
vated to oftlce , Many of them are without
family or breeding , Perhaps they urn
none the worse for that , but when
the lack of education is added the only basis for superiority is missing ,
Nothing remains but the fact that sena
tors are sure of a six years' pull at the
national salary list. This In itself is n
poor foundation upon which lo build n
superslrucluro of aristocracy.
It Is ridiculous to * read of the wires of
senators who made their fortunes shov
ing a bucksaw in Wisconsin nnd Michi
gan turning up their noses at the wives
of senators who dug the foundation for
their position with pick and .shovel in the
pincers of California and the levels of Ne
vada , It is equally absurd to hear of
the consorts of men who are owned
body nnd soul by great corporations
lira wing their skirts aside when the wives
of honest and brainy representatives of
the people chance to pass them by ,
The senate has already in Us oflloiul
capacity drawn llsolf far enough away
from the people. It will bo a poor piece
of policy for il3 members to Iry to in
crease the gap by erecting n "codfish"
aristocracy In I ho capital city.
The Pacific debt extension bill tailed of
consideration before adjournment and
has gene over until after the holiday re
cess. No ofl'ort was spared to pass the
mcnsuro. The lobby was out in full foico
nnd ovcry device was made to rush the
bill through without consideration. The
name of the president was freely used in
urging the necessity of immediate anil
uncoiiBiderod action , and the endorse
ment given In the mestago was Hung in
the face of supporters of tlio administra
tion as an Incentive to the prompt pas-
Mage of the scheme. It was fortunate
that the lioiico was not caught
napping. Some of its members
have at last had their o.ves opened
lo the biisplcious methods that are being
used to further a measure which will for
ever close the books and ratify all the
irregularities and frauds. perpetrated in
the past by the dishonest and corrupt
railroad jobbers and corporation wreck
ers who mismanaged the Union Pacific
railroad in times past. There is one
great objection to tlio Pacific debt exten
sion bill. It binds the government lo ac
cept as valid lions upon the road the
monumental debts which thieves nnd
plunderers like Jay Gould have heaped up
in bold and brazen defiance of the char
ter and congressional prohibitions. The
basis of the bill is an acknowledgment by
Iho government that the debt to bo
extended as a just and valid one. The
result of its enactment would be to leg
alize all the iniquities of past manage
ments and to confirm to tlio robbers the
title to their spoils. This is sulllciont ob
jection in itself. Hut there is another
nnd a greater objection still. The road
must earn interest on its fraudulent bonds
and dividends on its watered slock , all
of which will be made legal by this
precious measure. Every dollar of interest
and dividends must be drawn from the
producers of the west through freight
and passenger tolls. The passage of the
bill means not only an eighty years' ex
tension of a fraudulent debt , but an
equally long porpetua tion of exorbitant
rates in tlio conn try served by its lines.
The bill should be voted down.
Industrial Trniisinc.
The question of industrial training , as
a part of tlio system of public education ,
is not an entirely new topic of discus
sion. It has been talked about moro or
less earnestly and vigorously for a num
ber of years by progressive educators
with practical tendencies , ftlany thought
ful men have long admitted that the
weight of argument is very largely in
favor of such training. lnt $ the advance
to uracticul results has boon slow. A
start has been made in several chics ,
rather by way of experiment than as the
serious beginning of a general innova
tion , and in every case with the most
satisfactory results. The experiment has
boon successful in this city , in Chicago ,
in St. Louis , in Cleveland and elsewhere.
Fortified by thcso successes the friends
of the system are urging it with in
creased earnestness , and of course with
greater effect. The movement is realiz
ing something of a boom and the promise
of its final victory and general preva
lence ) , though it may still lake years to
accomplish this , is growing steadily
The question is chiefly practical ,
though it has its moral side. If it lias
spiting mainly from tlio instinct of the
age which demands material results , it
owes something of Ua existence and f o rco
also lo iho enlarged knowledge an d
broader views which nilirm that brai n
and brawn must work together in order
that cither shall achieve the best it is cap
able of. Nor is this perhaps to bo
credited wholly to Iho present age. Tlio
Greeks and Romans wiio connected
game ? and athletic oxorcLscs with their
education possessed the wisdom now
being renewed , with us. These people in
the day of their greatness understood ,
though perhaps loss thoroughly than we
of to-day do , the correlation of mind and
body , and they made one auxiliary under
all circumstances to the other , For what
ever reason tlio modern system of educa
tion departed from this wise rule of the
ancients. Tnu body has been neglected
and the whole pressure put upon the
brain The consequence has been phy
sical degeneration without anycompen-
sating return in increase of mental
power. The unreoupornted resources of
ono part have been consumed by the
other part , ami when that was completed
the result in most cases has been simply
ashes. The protest against this ruinous
system was first made when athletic ex
ercises invaded the colleges and .schools
against the stubborn resistance of a deep-
rooted conservatism. Hut the innovation
was backed by the wisdom of experience
and tlio toaohlng.s of sages , and it tri
umphed. It may still require regulation ,
but it has come to stay. The student re
quires playtime that wllldovnlop muscle
and strengthen * maw , and no college
Will hereafter deny him this necessity ,
This concession to tlio body , no los es
sential to the .mind , will not bo with
drawn ,
Hut industrial training goes farther.
It contemplates not alone all that is re
quired of physical exercise for the good
of bolh body and mind , but n lasting
benefit to the pupil in imparting knowl
edge which may bo the foundation of
fnturo usefulness. This is peculiarly nn
industrial age. Its tendencies and aspira
tions are for the mojt part material , The
legend it lives by and the obligation it
exacts ot all is work , Every person has
Eomo special aptitude in a practical direc
tion. What could bo moro proper and
just than that all should bo given the
and fullest opportunity practicable to de
velop this talent , and what place moro
suitable for beginning liis | development
than the schools of tlio people ? Ikslilcs
the utilitarian value to bo derived , the
general introduction of industrial train
ing in the schools would have the cflcct
of clov.iting manual labor In popular re
gard , nnd the miccccdtng generation
would learn to lake a higher and justcr
view of the work than is general with the
generation of to-dfiy. Under this system
Iho thousands of boys anil girls who an
nually go out from the schools to begin
the battle of life would do so With n
knowledge of the talent which promised
most surely the vrny to a livelihood ,
and with .1 'well-laid foundation
noon which lo build. They would ,
also not bo deterred from following
the bent of their talent by Iho false
shame that now keeps thousands from
acquiring a trade and renders them de
pendent through llfo upon precarious
nnd poorly remunerative employments.
It would improve the ranks of labor by
sending into lliom a class of earnest nnd
intelligent workers. A recent writer on
Iho subject of industrial training slides
the object sought as follows : "The
motive of the whole system is true educa
tion and intelligent work on thosimplu'l ,
most practical principles. No attempt is
made in Iho technical and manual train
ing classes to special ! . A boy or girl
Is simply prepared for hfo ; ready for any
Inde. lo which they may bo called , In
command of self , with a knowledge of
what can bo done , and a power lo do it
accurately , intelligently and skillfully. "
There was recently held at P.ordeauv ,
France , Ihu lirsl meeting of Iho interna
tional congress , having for its object
technical , commercial and industrial
training. There wore present represent-
titives from England , Franco , Germany.
Italy , Spain and Belgium. It will thus
bo scon that this important question is
not being gurlnusly discussed in the
United States alone , but is receiving the
earnest consideration of progressive educators
caters in all llio nations of Europe that
arc foremost in the cause of popular en
Mount ! , Tax Kcdiictinn Nooilod.
What the country needs is honest lax
reduction. Tlio air is full of proposals to
give up strictly revenue taxes in order to
continue the bounty to monopolists.
Every advocate of protection through a
war tarifl admits the necessity of lax re
duction and is willing to assist in further
ing it by any means which will continue
the profits of the industrial barons. The
lumber barons are convinced that .sugar
is of prime necessity nnd should bo put
on Iho free list. The Bessemer steel mo
nopolists vio\vvith indignation the out
rageous revenue derived from whiskey
and are clamoring for its , reduction on
behalf of a lax-ridden people. The
cloth factories look with surprise
on the exorbitant lax levied on to
bacco nnd call loudly for its abatement.
But cacli and all protest in the interests
of American labor against any reduction
of the tariff which will make a dollar
worth a dollar and a half in purchasing
power by decreasing Iho cost of living as
compared with present prices. They are
willing , like Artcmas Ward , to sacrifice
all their wivo's relations on the altar of
their bleeding country so long as the
recruiting sergeant passes thorn by.
The public at largo arc not deceived by
the combinations and counter combina
tions made by profnssed friends of the
people to bolster up the profits of manu
facturing millionaires. However lacking
in results at present discussions of the
Inriu" may bo they are educating the
intelligent working people of the United
States to a knowledge of the shams of
high protection. Less than 7 per cent of
the industrial population of the country
are bcnuliltcd directly or indirectly by
the present tarifl' . The other 911 per cent
will sooner or later rise in revolt against
a system which taxes the. necessities of
lifo an average of1C per cent on their
value to heap up monumental fortunes
for eastern capitalists without a dollar's
worth of resulting benefits to the great
mass of the working population of the
Tin ; donation of a drinking fountain to
the birthplace of Shakespeare , by Mr.
George W. Chilcle , of the Pl.ilodolphia
Lcilyer , has given that philanthropic
gentleman an additional claim to the ro-
spcet of Englishmen , and perhaps of all
people , since the birthplace of the im
mortal bard Is a shrine at which all na
tionalities pay homage. It is not tor a
moment lo be thought that Mr , C'hilds '
had any other motive in this gift than to
provide a much needed addition to the
public conveniences of Hie great poet's
birthplace , but it is so natural to reflect
that no other of his munificent and mer
itorious bohofaotions will do a small part
of what this ono will to perpetuate his
fame as one of Iho most generous givers
of his tiiuo. For generations * o come the
visitors who allay their thirst at this
elegant fountain will learn that they arc
indebted for Iho privilege to a once dis
tinguished and wealthy American editor ,
famous as a philanthropist and widely
known as an obituary poet whoso verses
had no equal in their day as messages of
solace to the borcavod , The window in
Westminster abbey is n most worthy tes-
timonlal , perhaps of gratitude , from the
living poet to two of England's onoo
famous bards , but its merit is small beside -
side that of tlio fountain , whether ono
considers Ilio matter of utility or the rel
ative worth of the twojgifts as conserva
tors of famo. Mr. Cldl/is / is lo bo eon-
gralulalcd upon his very happy thought
and hid complete success in carrying it
into effect.
FKUM the lluttcrlug and agitation
among iho English lories over Church-
ill's resignation , it looks as If the cabinet
would bo too fully employed in holding
itself together to pay nuich attention to
troubles in Ireland , ,
lllaino Is lobe Invltod lo deliver nn addu s
nt tho.Michigan ItcpublUan club's banquet ,
soon to take place ,
James McMillan , ono of Senator Congi't'a
stioncest competitors , has wlthdtawn from
the Michigan senatorial race.
Jioprosentallve Sjuiiigei'sblll provides for
the admlfslon Into tlio union of Dakota ,
Montana , Washington and New Mexico , all
at once.
Congressman Holman continues to exhibit
Ids aversion to liivint-t ; HKiiets | idaced on his
desk. Ho probably Iuols : on them as a mild
form of bribes.
Oerro ( iordo Williams will probably bo the
next democrat in candidate for governor ot
Kentucky , and Ids icptibllcan opponent will
likely be Cassius M. Clay.
Hiram 1' . Ittvcls , the first colored man
elected tb the United State.- , son ate , Is now *
well-to-do farmer In Mississippi. Thcio have
been two ncpio senators nnd thli lecn tcprc
The amount ot attention that J ltd so
Orcsh.\in LSI ccelvliif ; Just now and the SU
Kcstlons with which his name Is coupled , are
inakitnr various prominent Rcntlonion In ( ho
lopiibllcan party alrillo unca j. And n ell
Ihcy may.
Ocncral Unller , though occasionally queer
In his opinions , now nnd then oxpnw
very sensible views. Unsays that Cleveland
will undoubtedly bo the democratic candl
dale in 1S33 , and will ns undoubtedly bo de-
lea ted.
Kx-Sciiator Thurman 13 snventy-two years
old , worth SCOI.OW , and frankly admits that
he would like to bo president. Ho l.s maUli
S'0,000 a year , It Is said , as legal adviser to
bis prolesslonal brcthicn , who visit Col inn
bus from nil paits of the state to consult
him. Ills fee in such cases Is never less than
The new editor of the JHookljn Union ,
Major 15. Papn , has never been nn officer In
Ihoniiny or the militia , nnd does not boar n
military title. Major Is his Christian name.
Ho has been a icpnrter , correspondent nnd
editorial wilier for iho Brooklyn Knplo for a
dozen years , but all the lime has been an ac
tive republican politician.
QIIPOII Vleloiln is said to have taken nn
Immense fancy to the llattrnhcrp baby. She
Kcls down on ncr royal hunkers nntl says
"floo" just like any other grandma.
The empeior oC .lapan has adopted Iho
cllipiot of the Prussian oouit and has an-
polnted Herr \on Mohl , formerly ( lermnu
consul at St. PeleisburK , as master o cere
The empress of Itussla has succeeded in
frightening awav from Nice the lalo c/ar's
morunnnllc wifeby spreading reports oC dyn
amite plots against her. The two ladles have
no love lor each other.
King Iiconold , It is teiwirted , positively do-
nles that heordcied theretuin ( if JleniyM.
Stanley , and It Is now believed that the ex-
plorei Is to undcitako an expedition uhlch
shall hla/.o the way lo Drltlth power in the
Coimo region.
Tlio infoinintlon that KincKalakaua , who
Is so lend nf draw poker , has just teemed n
loan In London amounting lo S'oouooo ! will
be likely to start n lulu ot emigration Irom
America to Hawaii.
Industrial people HIP Imperial family ol
Austria are. The crown prlnco 1ms Intelv
published a book , .the Archduchess Mai la
Vulerlu Is writing a piny , nnd the Archduke
Karl Salvntor has just got a patent for a new
Queen Vlctoila's ' 'command" ' oxclndiuir
the journals containing the report of Lord
Campoell's dlunco ease liomtlm nival nalaco
will appear a llttln inconsistent to those who
remember that Kim Issued no Mich command
when Ids nival highness the piincooi. Wales
had that little episode with Lady Mordaiinl
some years ago.
The crown prlnco of Hcrmnny , like Von
Moltic , Is n very silent man. He lives In n
quiet domestic way , nnd i.s said tn be bitterly
opposed to the sentiments of 1'rlncn Uls-
inarckand ; this Is n source of consideinblo
annoyance to the nmperor. Alter thu nrst
audience with Iho pope his only remark was :
"Tno pope is a Fionchmau. "
The prlnco of Naples , crown prince of
Italy , since Ids return to 1'onie. has resumed
his course ol' study. His list of ; studies
this season comprises literature , history
and mathematics , and his examina
tion In those will be at the end of tlio-prcscnt
month , in the presence of the king , the
( jueen , the minister of war , a number of nen-
crals nnd his icgular professors. Ho is sub
jected ton ilgorous line , nnd theiols no sham
abouc his studies.
AVhnt Ails tlio 1'reslOont.
I'littuiMplita A'orUt AincrlfAii.
" ] 'iesident Cleveland is in the hands of
his friends , " says n democratic jouinal.
Maybe that's i\hat alls him.
Tlio IHSUC in Plain.
lliiffalo I j-prws.
Men and bielhrcn : The issue Is plain.
Either the telegraph wlicsor the women's
hats will have to come down.
A Hint to Indiana Democrats.
fttthtnat I cpiibltean.
If the Indiana democrats would .succeed in
scaring the republicans they must readjust
the lion's skin with a view to better conceal
ment of cars' .
Will Move for a Continuance.
.San I'i-anclfM : I'ost.
When the Ansel Gabriel blows his horn a
vast army ol'lawyers will rise up , and trom
sheer force of habit move for a continuance
of the eases befoic the eouit
George's Nownpnpcr.
St. fjnils HrpuMiean.
Henry Oeoigo N going to start n paper in
Now Yoik.January 1. Mr. ( Jeorgo has evi
dently had so much Pioirre. sthnt ho wants to
try a little I'oM-ny by way of a change , nnd
bo could not go about si'ciiiuij ; It Hi a better
In Ilii ! lllglit Direction.
jl/fmirajxilta TrUmnr ,
The effort to do away with formal spices
at the expense of the country when a mem
ber of cnnurcss is bulled Is a move In the
Hghtdlicctlon. A tialn of cais with a dis
tinguished cadaver at one end and a howling
Kournmsh party at the other is-by no means
'Waiting for Van Wyelc'n Slioew.
rufrmmit .SVymil.
The most lemarkablo example of patience
just now aio the fellows who are standing
aionnd , waiting for ( Jeneral Van Wyck's
shoes. The fuel Is tlio general l.s wearing
them himself , besides they weio not made to
lit men who do nothing but w.iit for other
people's old clothes.
Wo I'll H.
Woids lee lightly spoken
Co mo not back nicaln ,
And sweet hints are Inukcn
ly ! the softest lain ,
Winds may s'tiikn ns nnows.
U'llh too ciuel small ;
llo who heeds the Hpnrrows
Heeds the Mounded hearl.
Words may he coed angels.
\Vlnged \ with love and light ,
Hearing ( idd'n uvanuels
To the homes of light.
U'oids niavbeas devils ,
Slaving \\licro they fall ,
On ! thu hitter nvIN
Coming at their call.
liuaid the ml'-'lit thus given ,
Sowing weeds or llowrra ,
Sjneailinr hell or heaven
With these words of oura.
hast summer IJoswoll Drown , of Mys
tic , Conn , , put soiuo watermelons in his
collar , and ono of them was covered up
and forgotten. Just heforiiTlianksiriving
it was discovered in good condition , ana
the Browns ate it on Thanksgiving duy ,
and enjoyed it.
The consul general of Co la Uica In
Paris , having asked for n salary , the gov
ernment has replied that it cannot pay
for its consular service , and has canceled
hi.s exequatur , along with tliuso of RHV-
eral oilier consuls , at the same time
thanking them for their previous services.
Eunice Harton. an eighteen-year-old
girl of Frederick , W. Vu. , was shot dea-1
by her younger elslcr , who was examin
ing a revolver that she know was not
loaded. Ennicfi was to have been mar
ried on Thursday to Asa Gray , young
farmer , but she was buried on that day
instead ,
Coiner & Archer's add. fo.South Omaha
cheapest and best properly in that vi
cinity for sale byC. K Mayne.
" 1 \ MSIth Mr. Sownul nshls private sco-
relary for se\ernl year * , " said Colonel K. 1) .
Webster. "Mr. Sewaid was even then rnp-
Idly npproacldm ; old nge , nnd Ids physical
vlcor was not of the beat. In a larpo sense
of the word I bccnmn Mr. Sownitl s 'Ins ! ? , '
calling each day at the war ofllco for the
latest news from Iho iront , carrying wmests
from Sir. Scward lo the various dni'artmcnts '
lor action by the executive oillccis , and , In
Konerni. oceupilnp n very close and confi
dential position toWaids the sccu-lnry of
"deiieral Aueur was then In command of
the district of Wnshl'ipton ' , with headquar
ters In thru city , 'll.s ' nlllcas were located In
the \vnr department , adjacent to these of the
seciotnry of wnr. Ills ndjutnut-gcnernl was
then Colonel .loseph It. Taylor , son of the
commissary-general ot subsistence , and
nephew of Cenoral Xack Taylor , both of
whom were dear and warm friends of .Mr.
Soward. Colonel Taylor was ( hen In Iho
prlmo of life. These who saw him n few-
years ngo would Imidly have rccoL'ulzed , In
the bioken-down man of 1SS4 in Omaha , the
vlgoionsnnd healthy specimen of manhood
ot twenty years earlier , llo was generous ,
warm-hearted , Impulsive himself a gradu
ate of West Point , bis sympathies ,
neveitheless , always went out to the
volunteer officers , and many were the tcmpcs
who e consequence * were averted tliiouuh
the kindly inteicefslon ot Colonel 'ln > lor
while hnwns on Oencral Aueur'.s MalT. Mr.
Scwaul was frequently appealed to , to assist-
Colonel Tayloi's fi lends tlmnigh his Inllu
ciicn with the seeretaiyof war , and ho was
larely appealed to In vain. I often carried
such mes aucs from Mr. Seward to the. score-
taiyol wnr nnd thevwero alwa > s honored.
Xol infrciniPiitlv Colonel Taylor to whom
1 soon became warmly attached enlisted my
elfoils with Mr. Seward In behalf of his
ti lends In the army. II soon became known
that my applications lioia the. sl.Uo depart
ment to the secretary of wnr were those of
Mr. Sow aid , and I made it a point never tn
go to the wnr depaitment for an vfaor unless
Mr. Seward had given his sanction to the ic-
quu t.
W #
" 1 lemeinlierone morning as I stiolled
over to the war department to gather the
latest news fiom for Mr. Howard's benefit ,
that I found Colonel Taylor In a great st'Uo
of agitation. 'Webster , ' said ho , 'ono ol Ihu
most oinb.irrnf.sltn ; and disagreeable Inci
dents has just happened to an nrmy friend
of mine , and I want vour assistance in the
matter. A biavo officer will probably bo ills-
inkscit Horn the service of the United States
bofoie evening. 1 don't ' sec bow It can be
aveitcd , but pei haps your initenulty or Mr ,
Sownid's clforts can extricate him
liom hi.s position. Colonel Tieachel ,
commanding n Michigan regiment ,
now stationed nt Alexandria , lode
Into ( hu city on a few hours' leave of absence.
He met several of his trlcnds at Willard's ,
nnd before long , Hushed with wine , ho
mounted tils horse to return to bis command.
Colonel Treachel , It seems , had bad for years
a standing quarrel wllh Congressman Kel-
loccr , of Michigan. They weie bitter one-
tnlcs , nnd the cause ol' the quarrel , ns I re
member , redounded greatly to the credit ot
Tieachel. As hn left Willard's and lode up
Pennsylvania avenue , Colonel Ticaclu-1 ob
served a landau , contalnlnu two ccntlcmcn ,
approaching him. A short- glance was
only necessary to enable him to recognize
in the gentleman seated nearest to him the
features of his old enemy , Kellogir. He
promptly drove his horse In front of the approaching
preaching vehicle , and dismounting icacheu
his hand over the side , scl/.cd Kellocg by the
whiskers , and gave them three hard jerks.
Taking out his card from his vest pocket ho
threw It Into Kellot'g's lap , remounted his
horse , nnd rode off to bis camp. This morn
ing he received n telegram ordering him to re
port at oncn at the ofilco ol the secretary
of war. Ho arrived only half an
hour ago. Pellonsc , as soon as he was
announced , produced n card fiom his pocket
bearing the colonel's ' name , and asked if It
was his. On replying that it was. ho was In
vited to step Into the room of thn secretary of
war. Mr. Stanton rose from hi.s chair , and ,
recognizing Treachel , shook bis list at him
anil said : 'That's the man ; take him awny. '
Thohoirlhlo truth now burnt upon Treachel.
Ho had mistaken tlio secretary of war for
Kellnsrg. Ho had palled the wrong man's
whiskers. Mr. Slanton ana Mr. Kellogg
look very much alike , and Colonel Treachel
had never seen the sccretuty of war. Ho
was stupllied with ama/cmcnt. What to do
ho does not know , and I mvself nm equally
atnloss how to gel him out of the scinpe.
There Is only ono hope. J know that the scc-
ictary himself Is n peisonal enemy of the
Michigan congiessuian. I know that Mr.
Sowaid docs not ndmlie him , and I know
that Colonel TreachelV lecoid and character
mo-such as to entitle him to every consider
ation. ' :
* #
"Such was I lie story as told ino by Colonel
Ta > lor , " continued Mr. Websti'r-.ind 1 re
plied that I would sec Mr. Suwnrd at otioo
and lay the case before him as a persona ) one
of Colonel Taylor , the nephew and son of
two of the warmest friends of iliim'cictniy.
It hastened to the state depai intent and laid
the case befoio Mr. Sewnid. Ho said It was
n hard one , but that hn would .seo what could
bo done. Hn nt once ordoied bis cniria-'O
nnddiovo over to Mr. Staiiton'sofllce. An
hour later ho returned. Ho told mo ho had
Been the secretary of war and explained the
circiimstnicc.s ) of the case fully to him ;
that the secretary would nt lirst
listen to no explanation , butvl.on
the bnfils of Colonel Tjoaelicl'8 mis
take was stated to him ho Dually lolaxcd
Into n smile and said , 'If I look like old Ke- |
lojB I deserve to have my whitkers pnllod.1
Mr. Sewaid diiected me to h.m Colfdtel
Tieachel Immediately write n personal letter
of explanation to thosecietary of war , slat-
In ; : nil the circumstances of the case , explain
ing fully that hu was under Iho Influence of
Iqunrnl tlui time , and staling also In a clear
manner Hut basis ol' his dislike to Kollou'c.
This was accordingly done. Socretaiy Stanton -
ton accepted the npolncy , nnd Colonel
Trcaehel hnd no fuither trouble In connec
tion wllh the unfoitunnte episode.
* *
"All thn r > ni ( It's Intuieslcd In thin incident
ol twenty-tin in years ago nio now ex-
cent Colonel Troachel and myself. Homo
tlmuago f was Intciestrd In hunting up the
colonel. I found that he was nn Inspector
In the New Yoik custom house. II you ever
go there nnd nsk him about his whisker-pull
ing episode ho will doubtless lully coirobo-
rate what I have told you. "
Mis ? Ki-'i'ii ; KI.I.SIJI , ulio will niaie ; her
first appearance boloio an Omaha uudliuicn
at Hoyd's opera bouse lo-nmnow nlvlit ,
ouL-lit to be generously nnd cordially received
by tlio patron ? of thodiama In this city , ftho
Is nn actress of uncommon ability and mcilt ,
nn ai list In HID tiiiofat sense , since the oat-
dinallittio of lieinit Is to "hold the mlnoi
up lo nature. "
KlUlfi , " said a ( 'cntlcman familiar
with her dramatic caicei , "nas almost liter-
nlly born on tlio Mage. She lm known It
Irom Infancy , It was the play loiind of her
chilunood , the inspiration of her glrllah
years , and h the Meld on which she has won
many victoriesShu Inheiitb her line his-
menlo inlont from both her paients , who In
their tlini ) weie of exceptional merit In their
profusion. Mr. .Icilm Kllslor , now ninnni-
mg the Piltsburv oj > eni hoiisu hnd the
theater In Cleveland , O , , Is one of die bust
representatives ol that old school of actors
who ate laphlly passing away , and uho-u ;
like wo bhuM. not look upon a uin , while
Mrs. Kllslef11ms probnbly appeared oftener
before thu footlights than nny other nctreM
llvlnp , plnylnit all lines of diameters from
Gietchcn to Ludjr Macbeth. Miss 12file's
nttninmcnt.sniid.accomplishments In the nrt
nnd business of her profession weio acquired
under the experienced nnd judicious dliec-
lion of thcso tnlonted parents , who were
proud of the rare ability of ( heir dniiphtcr
nnd iho promise It unvo Ih.U she would win
honomblo distinction In the piotcsslon.
"Miss r.lhlor began nelimr very early in llfo
and was most successful < M child's units. My
dullest distinct rccoliecf'- of her is In tlio
chnractcr of Aladdin , t-uppoitcd by her
father In nn Inlinltnblo Impersonation of
C'nssnrac , Iho dumb slave. Ono of her
earliest successes was In tha unit of Virginia
supporting thonient I'M win Konestns Vlr-
plnlus. It Is not too much to ? ny tlmt Miss
Jillslerhns lind no peer on tint American
fitnco In ( his lovely character , In which slio
captivated the dlstingulshi'ii trnijedlan , who
awanlcd her the very mro favor trout him oC
n hcnity expression of conuiieiulntlon , Miss
Kllslcr was probably never Impplcr before or
slnco tlmn when she received this
praise. Her .lullel hns been accorded warm
commendation fiom ' 1110111119 of wisest ecu-
sine , * nnd It was an Impersonation mlmlr-
aoloas a whole and unexcelled In parts uy
any contemporaneous nctiess. llcrOphell.i
was a pcm In its sweet lUKenuoiistu > ss , ll.t
simplicity and Us pathos , alto was nn nd
nilinhle Paiichon. n most plcnsli'i ; Kosallnd ,
nnd in such units as .liillu In thu plnv nC
'liU'belleu' nnd ISoso Kidding in the drnnn
of ' ' 1 ho Willow Cop-.e , ' she WIIH unsurpassed ,
Miss lillslor was greatly ndmlied by H.utley
Cnmpbell-big hcniied , Denial soul Hint ho
wns-nnd ho wrote for her'A Heroine In
Has" , ' but it was not a niaikcd success.
"The chnraoier of lla/el Kiik was created
by Miss Kllsler , and her and beauti
ful noting of It made the suwc s of the play.
With her emotional nnttiio she Is especially
stionu' in parts tlmt letpilro ( lie passion of
di'cpniid Intensu feeling , nnd such a ehiune-
ler she has in 'Woman Acalnsl Woman. '
The t-icnt merit of Miss E.Isler's noting N
Hint It Isnhvnjsiiatiiinl nnd ot unlfoiin cx
cellenci ) . Tlicip Is nothing meroirlelmts In
hernrt. She Is not brilliant In spots nnd
o\erywheio else commonplace. Sim does not
aim to achieve distinct eflecls , to the dispar
agement of Ihu geueial strength and quality
of a chnracler , ns It Is the Imbil of most stars
to do. MIssKINIerlias a good deal ot tlmt
Indclinablo peisonnl nmiinellsm which at
once enlists thu sympathy of nn nudlmiec nnd
holds It. Inaworu she is an accomplished ,
nieiltoriousnnd pleasing nctress , while per
sonally n chatmingnnd delightful ludy. I
nm conlldcnt she will win a secure place In
the hem Is of Omaha p lay-goes , thou.'h this
would bo moro certainly assured If her en
gagement hero were not so brief. "
JMmlo AgniiiHt un Kncmy of JMonoiu ) .
lien Whnt UutHlilcrH 8ny ,
LTraiislalcd from the Illinois Slaals-
/eitung , Dec. 1 , 1880. ]
The pconle of Nebraska have resolved
thenifcolves decidedly in favor of the re
election of Senator Van Wyck , but the
different monopolies tire ngitaltng lo ( bo
utmost against him to defeat him in iho
legislature. It is not only the railroad ! )
and land monopolies tlio brave senator
has made his bitter enemies- , but also the
corrupt rings in ( he national capital , who
are working to defeat him ; notably the
gns and the real estate rings , who are
strongly supported by the present com
missioners and other oflieers of the Dis
trict. They liato Van Wyck like u
scourge , because they have to fear every
thing from this sharp-seeing , rcstlcFS ,
unapproachable opponent of corruption
on account of the supervision congress
exorcises over the government of the Dis
trict. The real estate ring wishes him
in the bottomless pit. At the head of this
ring stand District .Marshal Wilson and
Probalo Register Clngfiot , in whoso
interest the commissionor.s laid out
Massachusetts avenue on a crooked line ,
over raines and gulches far out into the
country for the purpose ol increasing the
value of real esttito in the hands of thn
ring oven if tlio unlawful extension of
thn street would cost millions.
Thu miserable lies which have been
sent to a great many newspapers by
Washington coriespondenlH lately were
manufactured by this Washington ring ,
which is working in this way hand In
hand with the great railroad and land
monopolies , principally in Nebraska ,
against Van W.yek. nnd they have suc
ceeded in smuggling s-iicli lies against
\Vyckintosuveral ( icrninn-Amencnn
papers which are honestly opposed lo thu
monopolies , These papers are oortainly
very cureless in the choice of their corre
The most shameless and malicious of lies i.s thu following :
"A tin Wyck's friendship Inwards thfi
railroad monopolies is proved by tint
assertion that hit was fighting Iho
Union Pacino lEniirnail. and other cor
porations in connection therewith ,
only for the purpose of helping Ihu other
| iriuciiil | ) corporatioim in Nebraska that
is , the H. & 1\1. railroad ; in other words ,
hu is an anti-monopolist on onu side und
a monopolist on Ihu other. "
This HhuinolcHS inlander coming from
\ \ nshington. whloh is quoted bodily by a
part ol tlio Nebraska press who are paid
liy Ihu monopolies , may hu refuted by the
Fact that the H , & M. railroad ( a continua
tion of Iho Chicago , liurlinglon iV. Quiiioy
railroad ) and tJioir associates are on-
[ 'aged in thu most desperate strife in
jvery county in Nebraska lo gain control
over thu now legislature , .simply for the
iiirposu of preventing popular railroad
awn and thu re-election of Van Wyck ,
All honest , well-informed persons In
Nebraska are willing to conecdo to Van
Wycl : Hint ho has fought agninst ono
monopoly i\n \ hard ns ho lias against the
ilher , nnd that they nil stand combined
igainst him to-d.iy.
Trying lo Slcnl n I r , ( > ( ) ( ) Horso.
Newark Sunday Call ; An abortlvu at-
lempt to steal Mr , It. Oadugan's .stallion
! iiyonnu : Prince , was made last week.
1'hit stallion is nt Flumlngton , Ilmilordnn
sounty , wliuru bo ban been for the past
reason , in the earu of W. Scott Smith.
It appears that Ihu thieve * entered the
stable alioiit half-past 7 o'clock and eon-
ealed IhcnisclvcH. When thu IIOIIMI got
jiinil ( hey wont lo work. They eolleuliid
ill the harness anil blankets they could
Ind and put thuin in u Hluigh , which ( buy
ook from it ? nlaco in I'm ' rear of thu car-
luge IIOIIBII. Tim harness thov tint In a
jag , anil thu blankets were piled on Ihu
float of thu sleigh. Thuy look the harness
which belongid to another horse nnd
nut it on liaunmo I'riiieo. and went
'ivnlentlv just about to hilch thu horsu in
; ho sluiuli , when they wur disturl > ml bv
hu brother-in-law of Mr Smith , who had
ir-cnston to ( ; ' " to onu of the < iulh < iusoi
icar thu stable. As he jiassed Ihu hitler
ic noticed that ono 01 lln doors was
tartly oiien , and thinking il s'traiijif , hu
Hilled Ilio door wide open nnd entered
llu had scarcely passed the threshold
when ho was fulled to the lloor by a blow
delivered siditWMi on In * neck , which
Htiitine.d him. While lying on Ihu Hour
thu thloviiB rilled Inn pockets , taking $ ' " >
in 11101103' and lied 'J'ho lloor of thn car
Inge house ha 1 been covered with bliin-
< uls to deaden the sound of thu horsi
Hid in a finv minutes morn thu lliicvi i
would hnvu biuui on Ihu road behind i
liorsu with a ic.eord ofi : ' . ' ! { nnd vahur
-il."ioX ( ) . With ictranl lo thu stateiucni
is to thu valii'i of thu hori-n , I mav taj
liul Mr Cailn iin refused a Hat oll'i r
$10.000 tnr dimonth. ' .