Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 27, 1887, Page 5, Image 5

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JTcbrasWs United Btatcs Distript Attorney
i > Ilelusfes to Hold Over Temporarily i
A Warning to Hcxvnrc rijtncoln Heal
i ; tntc A int9 ! Iindlci Or-
n Klrin Cnpltnl
City NCWM.
f rno.M TIII : ur.B's IJNCOT.X
lu these latter dnys the spectacle of n
democratic administration tryinfj to retain -
tain n ropublicaii innclioico ollice , and
of the republican refusing to enjoy the
liluckud | ilum for a brief session , has
IKJCII reserved for Nebraska. Hon. G.
M. l/iinbirtf-on's term : is United States
distriet attorney for Nebraska terminated
on Thursday , the 21th , and the ollico
imdur the law buciuue vacant. Ycstur-
tl.iy Mr. Lambcrtson received a toleyrnin
from Attorney General A. II. Garland re-
fU'Hting | him to contiuuu temporarily as
United States district attoriu-y for Ne
braska and to send on to Washington n
cortilicato copy of his bond heretofore
liloil during his term of ofliuo. Mr.
Lambc-rtfon refuses lo comol.v with thu
request , and informed Attorney General
Garland to that oll'uct. In n nhort inter
view with Mr. hambcrtson yesterday ho
dialed that ho was somewhat surprised
that the administration did not appoint
KOIUO democrat from the numerous list of
upplicantsto the ollico , if for only a fchorl
time. Air. Lambertson thinks the reason
thai the president lias thus far delayed
nupointlnc Mr. Prltchott , of Omalia. per-
uiHiimitly , is because Senator Van \vyck
I * known not to favor him and would tin-
hr tloubtedlv opimso his confirmation , and
that as soon as thu senator's timu ox pi res
rntchott will secure tlio position.
A ruoi'Kurv IIOI.UKU SPKAK .
In a j hurried interview with a man
\vitli an addition yesterday , on the all
absorbing topic of ilcals in dirt the IIK !
jnan was ivcn a history of real estate
mjonts in a general way that was < | tiitt )
vigorous. It seems to bo getting quito
dangerous for a real estate owner to
look at a real estate agent , every squint
rostitii ! tlm holder a conmiit-.siuti to bo
jiuid to ono or moro of this hungry
crowd of , to use a common expression ,
Mi arks. Several suits for the recovery
nf commissions have buon brought of
late by some special , general , or would-
be agents , and the services rendered by
each of them arc put up in every con-
cuivablo form. The matter has como to
hiiuli u pass thuta property holder avers
It is really tinsafo for a proprietor to
lut his land remain out ot doors , for the
reason that seine bulldo/ing agent is
lunro than likely to bo heard knocking at
llio uian's door , repeating the biblical
command of the Naznrune /acchens ,
'Come down ! " Several citix.uns have
united in preparing a law , which they
intend to have passed , making
parties liable to agents for com
missions only when the same
is in writing , tugnod by both
owner and agent. At Niagara Falls the
standing warning is "Howaro of the
hackman ; " at Lincoln , "Beware of the
real estate agent. "
1 < A 1)1 US IN ItKAL K3TATH.
During tuo past week Airs. E. T.
Roberts and MSss EmmaGillispic formed
n partnership for the purpose of opening
a real estate ollice. This now and some
what novel firm in the real estate burfi-
iH'AS has its ollico in the Richard's block
adjoining the rooms of the Xubrubkn
Stock Yards company. Miss Gillispie is
one of the few lady notaries in the state
and is equipped for the proper execution
of all papers , and the firm has an excel
lent horse and carriage witli which to
drive home-seekers who wish to inspect
propmty. The ladies will give all prop
crtv entrusted to them carotid attention
unit the linn will undoubtedly bo n popu
lar ono.
There was little business of import
nnco bcforo the district court yesterday
and not until the present week will there
bo a really advance inado in trials.
Two or thrco of the prisoners in the
couuty jail awaiting trial have boon ar-
raiirned , pleading not guilty and haying
counsel assigned to thoin. Ono of thu
recent cases in court was commenced
the last week , involving litigation over
the sale of some lots near Seventh and L
Blreots. These lots were sold in so far ns
the Now York City owner is concerned ,
for fJJ.OOO. and the Jota are reputed to
command $8,000 in the market nt the
present time. The litigation arises over
the question of who purchased the lots ,
The case is Ilonry Voith vs J. II. Mo-
Murtry , D. U. Howard ot al , and Air.
Vt.'tth recites hi his petition that he re
ceived by letter from the owner in Now
York City an oiler to him of the lots tor
Sy.GOO. Mr. Voith allugcs that ho at once
ftcconted the oiler by telegram and ab > o
telegraphed a money order for $500 us a
partial payment. Mr. Veith further
ullcges Ihiit'on the day that ho made this
purchase MoMurtry found out about it ,
and. by cpllusion and fraud , Halming to
bo the agent of the property , Immedi
ately made a pretended sale of the lots for
the Hiimo amount to U. B. Howard. Mr.
Voith sots forth that this was no sale , but
that it was a scheme of AlcMnrtry to pet
the lots himself turough connivance with
Howard. As there appears to bo about
M.OOO profit in the deal over the common
Belling price , the case promises to bo dc
cidcdly interesting when it receives i
During the past wee ) ; the committee
from the Nebraska conferences having
the matter of the new university In charge
hold u two days' session in the capita !
city furthering the nlans for building the
coming summer. Onn of the features o
the mooting that was hailed with ngooi
deal of satisfaction by Lincoln people was
the fact of the rapidly disappearing an
tagonism of York and otlmr conference
hchoola in the state that , after they were
defeated in locntlon , had declared in a
half manner war on the university. Fron
present indications past Uifl'oronces have
b en amicably adjusted anil a big urn
vor.sity , with all the title implies , is an as
biirod fuel for the city of Lincoln.
A Qfurr WKIK. :
The past wi-ck in social circles has bcci
one of the mim imiot of the winter sea
bon , and an absence of importint balls
banquets anil social gatherings was no
tifcttblo in society atmosphoro. There Is
prospects for an awakening , howover.tho
coining wo ok. In the amusement line
both tliii opera house and the People's
theater have boon occupied nearly evcrj
tivening during the week. Friday even
ing tlio b-ild-hoadi'd niun in the logUla
turn nnd the entire lobby worecomplt'lelj
sold , by an alleged variety company a
the opera housn that was nothing mon
Ihan a lne-aiiil-easv : crowd sumviuj
upon the gullibility of tlio public.
All Hail 1'nnKpti.
i\il < / < ! . : llcmld.
Tlic li' Uliituto of N 'oiln luljourncil tlu
'olierdi\r ( and Iho Irnln ruc.oijii : out or Car
sou ; > > lilloililli tn ! iil-eri. Snu'ie wac lui
Itali'itin. * voironl tl'v ondcotor-atid oilloi
dill , "JNvMj" Kcry i" > i nol : lh tt-'nlu
llr-d i'i.huni , 'lv hr..d up thoi
Y . ml Mjosu. Iiuea v. c :
youtii ; . Dfiio ( the oit ;
lurtaud debuting , so
oiety otllM1 thn Vblob will inee
ovorjriif ti'-uy ? evening cntif further uo-
, lieu in K < u Jn8 buiiDfollogo. . Six- I
toonth'jlro ' fuil Cknito ! treQiio. ' j
r\n Intelligent GritlcUm of Patti's
Written for Uie Sunday n ' .J
Looking back on last Thursday even Ing
1 13 hard lo think that such a treat a * wo
lad , will probably never bo repeated in
Jmaha again. Not only is it doubtful
that the "Queen of Song" will over re
visit us , but it would bo an impossibility
to reunite live such brilliant artists to-
? cthor again. For Iho number of years
that Mine. Adellna 1'atli has sung and for
the tremendous work that she has so
brilliantly accomplished in her ropeatcd
"tours11 iiroiiiuS the world , it seems not
only marvellous but phenoininal that her
voice , instead of maturing , should have
gained in fullness and depth of tone , if
such a thing wcro possible. The pro
gramme of hist Thursday evening was
well suited to bring out the diva's great
powers of versatility and adaption.
What can bn more exquisite in "mi'lhod"
and "stylo" than her delicate
"pomorz.imlo" and brilliant "stac
cato" in the famous "rondo"
of "Ardon gl'lnceii'ii ! " What phrasing
could be more beautiful and rulinrd than
her phrasing of "Hel Haggio" and "The
Last Rose of Summer1 She displayed
such artistic delicacv of sentiment ai.d
breadth of tone lu "Home , Sweet Home"
that she created out of u simple , unpre
tentious song a porfoet masterpiece !
Nothing stems to alter the wonderful
and faultless condition of her voice time ;
weather , change of climate , fatiguu , have
no avail , for it is always as pure , clear ,
flexible ami binllikc ai it wa when she
made her "debut" as a mere child of 1(5. (
The power and roundness of her middle
register is Mimelhing Miperb , thoucli ,
notwithstanding its great fullness of tone
and Its peculiar "carrying power , " in the
great duet of "Scmiramidc" one was
so completely overwhelmed by the
rich , rolling tones of Madame Sealchi
that for an instant that well-known"tim-
bro" roje almost unperceived but finally
burst fottlt in that glorious high rciriste'r
which has so frequently elcctrilicd its
spoil-bound listeners. The miraculous
ease with which Madame Patti can
change from ono register to another is
not only due to her faultiest method and
immense study but to her voice itself.
She was born with a voice and has al
ways sung from early childhood. When
but twelve years of age s.hc would sing
ellbrt the aria " "
wjthotit in "Soinnainbula"
with all its intricate runs and trills aud
as her voice grow and developed all the
more difficult "cadenzas" shrank into In
significance wlum handled bv th'o youth
ful "Queen of Song. " it would b a
long and dillicnlt task to enumerate the
many different qualities of that exquisite
vocal phenomenon , but let us hope that
the many thousands who listened with
eagerness to its every note fully appre
ciate the great treat they have had before
A Promised Revolution in TransAtlantic
lantic Steamships.
New York Tribune- The dispatch from
Washington published lately stating
that the Arrow Steamship ami Shipbuild
ing company , of New York , had pur
chased the Marine railroad and ship-yard
at Alexandria , Va. , was confirmed at" the
ollicc of the company. No. 115 Hroadway.
Kobert M. i'rycr , chief engineer of the
line , said :
"We will begin work at onc04to build
the ways for our lirst steamship , the Po-
cuhoutiis ; but there are to oo no exten
sive shops built there. Our framc , which
are simply the bulkheads , and all of tlio
plates will bo prepared at the works
where we are having them made. The
completion of this vessel , and others to
follow , will mark an era of revolution in
the Trans-Atlantic trade , since they arc
to bo constructed upon a new principle
and with an estimated speed to make the
voy.'igo from New York to Liverpool in a
little more than four days. We will not
cairy any freight , excepting , possibly , a
few express packages , but tlie vessels are
designed for passenger traffic alono. "
Jt is said that twelve such vessels are to
bo built , each to bear a historic Indian
name. The modeli and drawings at the
ollice of the company present a unique
and promising appearance , but oilier
Dcople are not sanguine of the success of
the company and the practicability of the
vessels as are the itirectors. Mr. Fryer
believes tint ho has solved thu problem
of swift and sate ocean navigation in
this creation of his , as the ves-iul is solely
his invention.
The I'ocahontas is to be an iron and
steel ship , and instead of being built on
lateral lines , as iins always been the cus
tom , she will be built upon sixty-eight
transverse steel walls or bulkheads seven
and a half feet apart , each of the full
size and accurate shape of a cross
section of the vessel. These walls
will have openings cut in them for the
tmloons , passage ways , tunnels , etc. , with
vertical longitudinal walls through them ,
thus making 1.000 water-tight compart
ments , of which 000 are to bo below the
water Hue. She will bo provided witli
compound engines of 27,08tf horse power ,
capable of giving a speeit of twenty-two
knots an hour. There will bo twenty
boilers to furnish steam for the main en
gines , placed fore and aft of tiie vessel ,
with thrco smoke pipes on each bide of
the ship next to the rail. What ntl'ect
heavy seas will Imvo on the smoke pipes
thus arranged remains to Ixifieen , Her
dimensions are to bo 540 feet in length ,
10 feet beam , and draft of water 23i
Nineteen 3Ten J-Jicciited at Once.
Ypkohama Oazotto : December 11 at
Pekin was execution day , and were
thirty-nun prisoners , among whom were
several men of rank , who were under sen
tence of death by decapitation or stran
gling. On the day previous tlio convicts
were treated to a bountiful repast of wine
und victuals , according to an ancient
custom with prisoner ; ) just before their
execution. Early the next morning the
condemned were taken out of their cells
and placed between two bodies ot soldiers ,
und having been securely bound ami
manacled , were placed in carts uiut at
once conveyed to the execution ground
outside of the Ilsuan Wu gain , where a
mat shed had been erected foi tlio iiccom-
mo.lulion of the judges and other oflielals
eonourned iu superintending the execu
At a little afternoon the imperial order
was received consigning three of the cul
prits to death by decapitation and MX-
teen by strangulation , and to the remain
ing twelve , four of whom weni men hold
ing olljeiiil positions , his majesty grunted
a reprieve , and they weio accordingly
taken back to tholr cells. It was about
four o'clock in the- afternoon vyhoii the
executions wcro ended. It is said that a
man related to the impnnal family , by
the name of T.sii.sin : : , who was under sen
tence of death by .strangulation anil waste
to be oxecutc'i on the tame day with the
other prisoners , escaped by climbing over
the wall on the night previous , and al
though strict search was made , | ie lias
not yet been rearrosUvl ,
Among the pardoned was Chang
Ch'eug , admiral of the Chinese licet at
Fooehow at the time of the slaughter by
the French lust year. This unfortunate
'man had been immured in n dungeon
over since ho was taken to I'ekintr , and
his lifo had l.oui given up us lost by nil
his frit-mis and relatives , it is , however ,
if rumor is correct , to the ell'nrts of Vint-
roy Li Hung Chiang. w ! > o interceded in
hit * bel-alf with the .Seventh I'rin'eo whce
l-.iti highness-visits' ! Tie.a'.Hii ' > , tiiiU heowcs
his life. On that occasion ihtt vieercy
ropniaantcU that a * C'hiua hu at present
urgent nc&l of men -.vjio uru < > ualif.ed in
u.avtl and nrililHry warUro. it would \ na
wlso policy on lf < 9 part of the uorern-
tnniit lo save iueh uion t-a Chang tJli'euir
and the others who wrro thenuwniting
sentence of death at the OKuital.
On December 15 Hire * more criminals
were executed , wo by decsuli.Uiou
one. by strangulation.
Joseph Sermonizes on Newspaper Life
Generally and Specially
Is r.s JInndsomo Docs
\VrltlnR Under Masks Value of
Signetl Article * Dc.itli of
JaincH ll. Kislicr.
Kr.\r YOHK , Feb. 20. [ Correspondence
oftlie BBK. ] "Wise , bright , entertain
ing , useful , hopeful. "
\ \ ho ?
\ > ell , a great many people of whom
yon never hoard nntl never will hear
until they dip , when encomiums will beef
of no mo to them , when they will bo fol
lowed by a reputation which is denied
them in'lifo. 1 was very much impressed
Tuesday morning last by a touching
obituary notice of n young writer named
Fisher , whose Fiiddeu death cast n cloom
through a largn circle of friends * and as
sociates. It appears that lie had been
writing on the Herald fourteen years. I
had known him very well quite ten years.
During all that period lie was distin
guished by what Charley Thorno used to
call his "versatility. " lie xvns a gentle
man and bore himself with dignity and
ease in circles of the lirst rank , whether
they wore literary , aesthetic or purely
social , lie was a man of the world and
was at homo among the dcseiples of
IKtlana. Ho knew all the pugilists of
note. There wasn't ' a restaurant , n caio ,
a hotel or a resort of any kind in which
ho didn't feel perfectly at his ease , and
no great ball was complete without his
cheery presence. He had a gift of poesy ,
and to the Morning Journal contributed
columns upon columns of jocular , senti
mental , pathetic taking , verse.
Quito a man ?
Oh , yes , but who knew it ?
Come now , I am talking to at least a
million readers. Who of you all , until to
day read of , heard of .James H. Fisher , of
James B. Fisher who is an apt illustra
tion of .scores of useful , bright , vivacious ,
entertaining , instructive men upon tlni
press in this city , and of thousands more
scattered throughout the country , work
ing day and night , with head and heart
and zeal , bringing the combined forces
of natural talent , acquired culture and
long experience to the service of a public
who never hears , and certainly never
eares , about the hand that guides the
pen , or ttie heart that beats back of it.
uox'r CAKI : MUCH rou "sir.s. "
I make no argument for the use of
Indued , I am by no manner of means
certain that a signature benefits the
writer , for if Homer nodded occasionally
what may well be expected ol menwho o
daily life finds e.xittn rough tlioiiglitalono ;
> vho put pen to paper in the heated hours
between It ami- ; who find themselves
confronted by problems whose instant
solution is expected in the glare of gas ,
amid bustle and confusion , to be tcsto'l
in cold typo , by critical acumen , through
the day eye-glass of scrutiny , at the break
fast table on the following morning ? Jt
is one thing to be proprietor of a news
paper , successful , fortunate , on-driving
to further prosperity , with regu
lar hours from 0 in the morn-
inir until 4 in the after-
no7m , with comforts , and a homo that
need not bo left on icy nights , or in
August boats , with everything to rest the
brain and cheer the heart and make en
joyable existence. It is quite another to
be a mere "literary feller , " whom neces
sity perhaps , and often , whom incfinn-
tio'n doubtless has led to that thorny patii
recognized as journalism , to bo at the
beck and call of half a dozen masters , to
he sent here when you wish , to go here ,
to be compelled to obey , to look on Sat
urday night at the customary pittance ,
to contrast it with the tremendous fortunes -
tunes built up by the efforts of men long
sincj dead , kept up by the under dogs in
this unequal light.
It is quite u different thing.
Men of self respect , men of sturdy in
dependence , often find themselves bend
ing n.uch lower the haughty head than
they approve because of gnawing stomachs
achs and hungry eyes and unclad foot at
home. There is no occupation known to
man so packed with possibilities of men
tal refreshment , of bodily enjoyment , of
human healthfullness , of humanitarian
endeavor as journalism. 1 take no
stock in the oft repeated -.tory that news
paper men are underpaid. That is but
another way of saying that they arc part of
the human race. The human raeo is
divided into two uneven parts. The one
gets what it wants. The other , and
vastly the larger , is com
pelled to take what its employer is
willing to give. There is no necessity
of entering upon a discussion of this. It
is a Kimplo , patent , demonstrable fact.
Wo find here a fanner who linds it dilli-
cult to drag from the unwilling oil corn
enough for his hogs , grass enough for
liis cow. vegetables enough for his family ,
while right alongside are the fat fields of
opulence , whoso grain \vaves in the Mini-
mor breezes , trom which como monumental
mental crops of corn , potatoes , of all
known vegetables , with masses of hay so
voluminous as to crnck the very sides of
substantial barns , and necessitate the
stacking of its shapely piles in open
Why *
I don't know.
And hero , by the side of men who
make from $ .1,000 to $ o'0,000 year , we
lind otliur men of equal intelligence ,
often of greater education , with sensibil
ities as line , ana intuitions as womanly ,
who drag one heavy foot after the other
heavy foot along a highway which gives
but a barn subsistence , ending in the
ditch of poycrty , or the asylum of in
Why *
1 don'v ' know.
These are facts , so that when wo approach
preach that much discussed question is it
wise- for a writer to use his signature ,
there is so much to be .said on either fiiio
that I lut reader taking no special interest
in 't may well say : "A plague on both
your houses ; give us thu matter , signed
or not. wo don't care , "
And yet isn't it sad ?
Don't you. as participators in the bene
fits scattered broadcast by Fisher and
men of equal calibre , recognize the in
justice to him and to themr His four
teen years might well have stretched out
to forty. For reasons known to us who
are his friends Fjshor died prematurely.
lie was never strong , and the tax upon
his physio no by the urduosities of a pro
fession which no loved was moro than ho
could bear. I don t bellcvo that thu late
hours , the writing by gas lighter electric
light , the nerve strainings that our pro
fession demand s. are so we.aring as pco-
pin like to insist , out I do believe that llio
tnmptaticns winch bisot thu paths of
nuwtpancr men , rr.nging all the way from
distasteful llattcries to almost necessary
dissipations , liuvo much to. do with the
average shortness of Jifo in our profes
sion Loob at it for a moment.
What old man 'have 'te here1 !
IH the veteran editor ol Now York city ,
of AUJT prominence , and ho is but a trillu
past sixty. Talk about his bolny with :
erod by age or stili-d by oetuipation.
Look at him as as Mrldo * Printing house
Jo.u re. I av'Miu leeuuU ; in Mx > n rcil :
with a group of. men , some of whom
were young enough to bo his children.
aud ho was the hardiest and the halcst of
the company. Ifio picture of Charles A.
Juia : mufueu a la mode. , firmly fixed
upon a toboggan Bled , rushing down the
Montreal slide at a rata of three miles n
minute , the w.itor standing in his eyes
and glistening through his spectacle ? ,
his checks as roy as the traditional nw'lo
and his beard floated back by the whist
ling wind.e \ something never to bo for
gotten. Ho is a strong , substantial man.
in every line. Yet who has worked
harder , whose road has been more tor-
tiioti3 Who has fought more fiercely.
who has had more blows to take as well
as to give than ho ? And yet Charles A.
Uana can look back over his forty years
of journalism and count you four gener
ations of newspaper men who have conic ,
w ho have labored , who have gone. The
festive occasions hold in the rooms of the
Now York Press club disclose the fact
that the vast majority of the men of the
press nro young -under thirty. Fisher
was but thirty-three , and yet 93 conspic
uous had been his service that the New
York Herald , which may well be con
sidered the dean of our profession , saw
fit to pay liirn a tribute which was as
merited and as just in its estimate as it
was graceful ami alleetionato in terms.
One of the points made was the anony
mous character of Fisher's work.
fet even his friends , companions and as
sociates were not always informed of the
authorship of his matter. It is a curious
feature in journalism that writers invari
ably read what they have written , aud
rarely read what others have wriiten un
less it bo for a purpose. Como with me
into the rooms of tliol'rcss club. See the.
young men who write upon our leading
journals. Kach buys the paper on which
he is employed. Kach turn to the page
on which his article appears. Each reads
what he had written ,
Curious ?
Oh , no.
You go to church , you hear Mr.
UeeclierV Mr. Talmagc. Mr. Hall , Mr.
1'hillips Brooke. Mr. Anybody prcaeh.
Tim next morning > ou take your paper
and turn , first of all , to n report of the
sermon you heard delivered.
Why ?
You heard it , ton know all about it.
As a rule there is nothing but the pith
presented. You cannot explain why you
do it , except on the broad 'ground ot
human contemporaneous interest. You
go to a Hay , or to ' ) opera , and when
you read the criticisms , or reports as
they would much better be called , you
read first that which treats of the play ,
or the opera you saw or heard.
Why ?
So it is with newspaper writers , and in
all probability among the army of men
employed by the New York Herald who
know Fisher intimately , were his com
panions and associates , on an average
not more than once in a dozen times
would any person save the city editor , or
the managing editor , or the blue pencil
fiend who marks the paper lor Mr ,
licnnctt's ' information , know that lie was
the author of that particular article.
Now what do men work for ?
What has Fisher gained for his four
teen years of intelligent industry ?
Money ?
That's nonsense. Wo all know better
than that. The best paid journalists
rarely save dollar , anil Fisher , with no
family dependant upon him , with no ne
cessities hanging about his neck , worked
when he pleased and spent all he re
For fame , perhaps ?
Well , in vie1 w of the obituary , and this
letter , it is obvious that no fame attended
his progress throifgh life , and the fame
that comes after life is ended , and death
completed , is no particular consolatory
in the hours of tribulation passed on
For what then , could ho have worked ?
There comes a strong argument in
favor of saving banks , life insurance
companies and signatures.
Wo know that I'eter Cooper 1 sty : we ,
I know it because he told mo himself
when a day laborer at $ 1 put away 50
cents each day. The books of successful
merchants tell us how Astor , Vanderbilt ,
all the great money savors who accumu
lated fortunes for other people to spend ,
put away little by little. Mr. lloguot , ot
the Kmigrant Savings bank told me that
he had 115 , 000 individual accounts upon
the books of his bank , and all arc active
accounts. As I stood witli him in the
Dank on Chambers street I looked at the
rowspf foreigners there , Irish. German
and Swedes. There were hundreds there
waiting their chance to deposit. They
were the rich people of the future. Their
children will sit in the Mctiopolitan
opera house half a decade hence , as
to-day wo lind sitting there the families
of men wjio began in thisCooporian man
ner , putting away
or whoso fathers did it for them. It is
possible for a man so to live ami so to
save , but he must be constituted to that
end when he begins. He must have the
grip between his thumb and forefinger.
He must have somewhere in tiis mind a
bump of coin appreciation , for mind you
f don't believe that I'eter Cooper , or any
of those people , said to themselves , " !
will put away this fifty cents to day in
order that fifty years from now my chil
dren and grandchildren may make splur
ges. " There may be such men as that
also , but I don 't belie votiiat Peter Cooper
over liad such a thought in his mind. I
believe he was a good man. with an ap
preciation , even at an early ago of the
power of money , and ho determined then
to use that power ivlien it caino in his
grasp tor the good and the healing of the
nations , so far as ho could ,
Now Fisher , like the rust nf us , might
doubtless have put awav somethingovcry
day , but ho didn't. What , then , could
ho have had , taking into consideration
tuo elements which combine I formed his
peculiar composition V
that 1 can HKO , except the gratification
that necessarily attends a recognition of
success. How instantly that divides
itself into two parts. Your own recogni-
tiiui of your sucpcss , and the public's
rccognstion of your success. Some mim
arc so constituted that they rather enjoy
ntibllo misaphreciation. Don't you belie -
lie mi that old Pamo , the miser , chuckled
when I gave him a quarter ot a dollar ,
and he had half n million dollars done up
like n bundle of rags under his arm ?
Don't you believe that his keen apprecia
tion of thn humor of the situation almost
paid him for the dirt and thu squalor and
the in wihch ho lived and
moved and had his being ? 1 do.
To some men the aonslant swinging of
a censer with Its incanso of flattery , is a
necessity ; to dthers it is a drsgiibt. Sonio
years ago , aljtho suggestion ot Mr , Dana
1 wrote a sent's of articles for the Sun ;
aud 1 was amazed when ho asked mo to
put my own name at the bottom. I said ,
"Why , Mr. Dana , don't yon too what
you do for a man in allowing him to
put Ills own name to his articles * "
and characteristic , "Jf 1 don't care ,
why bhould yon ? " As n money making
factor a signuturo is a great thing , Lut
so far as outside recognition is concerned
it doesn't amount to shucks. Thu kind
favor of my Hrt employer , who was not
only a proprietor but a gentleman , nut
only a master , but a man , gave me , when
1 first began to write in 18GO , my signa
ture , and while it .has often times' been
an embarrassment and pften times a
hindrance. , and very , very often a check
to free lancism , there is no question but
that it has been of great pecuniary value.
Kti'i that is not .what Fisher lived forund
it isn't what who .strive-
snyBof us - earn
estly iiiul zealously in our profession live
for. I verily behove that lo ninety-nine
ineu in sry luiadr 'i
cfs the good opinion , the hisldo apprcol-
I ntion of his companions and associates in
, tlic profession is of moro consequence ,
i of moro absolute value than all the
money ho can earn , than all tno public
| I recognition that can bo given , than all
, the poppycock and flattery they get from
people who peek to use them , than all
I the "fuino" that may attend them in
their most sni-ccssftil years. Now and
then you Und a man with
AVho gnttinp it keeps it , who volun
tarily puts himself on the low level of
money grabbers and troa uro hunters.
Hut such a man hasn't the newspaper In
stinct , Ho hasn't the divine ntllatti ? , he
hasn't any quality absolutely which
makes him worth the turn of a hond , or
the clasii of a hand , from the vast ma
jority of the wise ami useful , the enter
taining , the instructive of his profession.
Fisher was buried Wednesday morn
ing. St. I/en's church was packed with
his old friends and associates , and many
a genuine tear of affection fell upon jour
nalistic cheeks , us Monsiirnor Dueoy ut
tered the I'mul benediction. Fisher's
generous life miulc him a favorite in the.
profession and that , with tlio graceful
tribnto made him in the Herald , is all
the reward ho had , aud that is moro than
a mojoritv of the "wise , bright , enter
taining , useful and helpful" of the pro
fession get.
Hard lines chf
ciumcir NOTIOIOH.
To-ilny'ft berviccs nt llio DirTeient
Churches Throughout the City.
Beth-Eden iSaptist church. Services
at 4-.15 p. m. at St. Mary's Avenue
Congregational church. Preaehing by
Kov. J. M. Sullivan. Sunday school at
t p. m. Prayer meeting Thursday eve
ning at 7.0. ; ! All welcome.
German Lutheran church. 1005 South
Twentieth street. Service every Sunday
10 a. in. Sunday school 2 p. m. E. J.
Trcse , pastor.
Saints' Chanel , Twcnly-lirst and Clark
streel.s. 1'reaehtng nt 11 a. m. and 7:30 :
p. m. Sunday school at 12:150. : Every
body wi'leome.
Cah ai'v Baptist church , Saunders
street , ttev. A. W. Clark , pastor. Ser
vices nt a. m. and 7'l : ! ) ' p.m. Sunday
school at 12 o'clock. Prayer meeting
at 7.110 on Wednc day evening. All are
cordially Invited to the services of this
Presbyterian church , corner Dodge
mid Seventeenth streets Services at
10oO : a. m. and 7.30 p. in. by the pastor ,
Kov. W. J. llarshi. Sunday .school at
close of morning worship. Young pee
ples' meeting at 6't'i p. m.
First Gorman Free hvangclical church ,
corner Twelfth and Dorcas streets. Uev.
F. 11. W. Bruceliort , pastor. Service at
10:30a. : m.and ? : ! )0 ) p. m. Preaching by
the pastor. Sabbath school at 2o"0 : p.
in. All Gorman friends and their chil
dren are cordially invited and welcome.
Komcmbcr the new church with the
white spire.
Gorman M. E. church , corner Eleventh
and Center streets. Preaching to-day at
100 : ! ! a. m. and 7:1(0 : ( p. m. Sunday school
at 20 : ! ! p. m. Prayer meeting Thursday
evening at 70. : ! ! All Germans arc in
vited , especially the children to attend
our Sunday school. Kcv. II. Kiiicgcr ,
All Saints' Church , First Sunday in
Lent. Morning prayer at 11 a. m. Pro
cessional "O , Paridisc , O , Paridise , "
venite lirst tone cjghth ending , harmon
ies by Caryl Floria ; Bencdicito by Caryl
Floria ; Bonedietus by Caryl Floria ;
Anthem "I will arise and go to my
Father , " by Caryl Floria ; Processional
"Lord to theo alone we turn , " by , ) . B.
Colding ; Even song4 p. m. Processional
"Hasten sinner to be wise ; " bonum cst
fifth tone , D ; deus miscrlutnr , Parisian
tone , harmonies by Stumer ; hymns 4 , 0 ,
3M ; Processional "JJrief life is here our
Unity church corner Seventeenth and
Cass streets. Services at 11 a. in. nnd
7OT : p. in. Sabbath school at 12jlf > .
Rev , Yin. C. Wright , of Wisconsin , will
preach this morning. Subject of sermon.
"Freo Christianity Brood , Helpful ami
' 'Progressive. No evening service.
Icv. ? W. J. Harsha will preach at 5 p.
m. in tiio United Presbyterian churcti ,
Park avenue.
Kev. Joseph II. Fey , D. D , pastor First
Christian church , will leave for the cast
on Monday. The Dr'.s. pulpit will be
supplied by his ministerial colleagues in
the city.
First Baptist church , corner Fifteenth
and Davenport streets , Kcv. Dr. Kenncy
will preach at 1050 : ! a. m and 7M : p. in.
Sunday school at 12 noon. Prayer meet-
ng Wednesday at 7i0 : ! p. in. All arc cor
dially invitcif to those services. Seats
The Swedish Christian Temperance
society of this city will hold a special
temperance service in the Swedish Luth
eran church , corner Cus.i and Nineteenth
streets , Monday at 8 p. m. All tiio
Swedish pastors will be present and a
special subject discussed. All Scandina
vian ladies aud gentlemen cordially in
vited.The committee.
United Presbyterian church , corner
Park avenue and Grant street. Preach
ing at 11 a. m. . and evening at ;
Kov. .las. Duncan. Sunday school at
SiDO. Prayer meeting Wednesday even
ing at 7.00. All welcome.
North Prcibvtoriuti church , Saundcr.
street. Key. Wm. U. Hendcr.-on , pastor-
Service at 10SO : a. m. and 750 : ! p. in. Sun
day school at noon. Young people's
meeting at < JBO : p. m. Strangers made
welcome at till the services.
Third Congregational church , corner
of Nineteenth and .Spruce streets. Kev.
A. B , Pennlman , pastor. Services at 10l)0 ; )
a. m. and 7H : ! ) p. m. Subject of eve
ning sermon : "Conscience. " Sunday
school at noon.
Saratoga Congregational church meets
at Saratoga school IIOII.-.D , Services n.
ti:45and : 7iiO ; p , m. Sunday school 1112.15
A cordial greeting for strangers.
Congregational Tabernacle , rirst , Capitol
tel avenue near Eighteenth street. Sur-
vices at 10,3) ) a , m. and 7uO : p. m. , led
and preaching by the imstor , Hov. A. F.
Shcrrill. Sabbath school at noon. Even
ing , a short gospel service : Sabbath
school at noon. All are welcome.
St. Mary's avenue Congregational
church. St. Mary's avenue and Twenty-
sixth street. Kov. Willurd Scott will
preach both morning and evening at
100 : ; ! and 7.M. ! Morning topic , ' 'Pur
pose. " Gospel service in the evening ,
with sermon upon the Sunday school
JOSMMI , Sunday school at noon. All
First Christian church , Twentieth and
Capitol avenue. Kov , Jos. H. Fey , LL.D. ,
pastor. Services to-day at thu usual
hour.-i. Sunday school ut U50 : ! a. in. In
tlio evening Dr. Fey delivers the Sixth
oj his ideal serviees , husband , wife ,
parent , brother , sister , etc. , etc. Seats
lie AddH HIH Anathema to Ilin General
Chorus In the Dank Ho\ > .
Now York World ; The Into William
Shakespeare once wrote in an autograph
album these words ;
All tliu world's a glagro ,
biaccroly jour friend ,
V.'lU.lAM till IKMTK
Perhaps ho meant' that there worn ( lies
on it but wu will not undertake to enter
this Held of thought , ilowiiver , tci Fp-ak
in a more serious vein and treating tlic
subject in n moro 'dignified v/jiv I will
state that af.v.-r a number of yours' MTU-
tiny of the world 1 am convinced that t ! u
great bard usnd ll > U expression in.t : -
urn itu eiiMt oisly. Could hu pick uI'K
.l-ct to-d'ir ho. would eith-ir eras * tha
> moke Ball
The Standard Remedy foi
the Permanent Cure of Oa
tarrli , Asthma , Bronchitis ,
Hay Fever , Neuralgia ,
HeadaoheCroup , Deafness
Eye Diseases , Snoring
Colds , etc. Over 600 Smoke
Balls in use in Omaha.
Home Evidence :
On MM , NKII. . HOP. IS , IW.
Cnrbollo Pmnlo Hall f'o , Omiihii , Nrl ) . llon-
tlpmrn : 1 vt > you Imvo oii | > ii tl nn llleo In
Umnlm iiiulrlsh u trrrat MICCCM. It ' <
your tomedy Hint cured mo of nourniKlii unil
hcmlnplio , from which I lind been tnntlili'd lor
yonra. 1 piiri'lmsoil lull lnt mmiim'r through
the IndlnmttiolK Ind. , IIKOIIOJ mid smro 1 Imvii
comii'om'i'd iislnir it t Imvo boon ctithcly to-
llotoil ironi my trouble. Hoping tills amy uu
uf borvli-o to joil , I urn. very truly.
T. U HI'Tl.flnr.Tl.
Conductor I'lilinmn Cnr Co.
OMAHA. , 187.
Cnrtiollo Smokii Hall CoJen ! * : For year < I
liuvc bopti troubled with n very SCVITO cuso of
calnriu nuil omitlnuou ! ) droppings nf the Hiitint.
1 tmrchnFOil ono or your fmofco II ills nliunt n
month nvo nnd since 1 Imvo commnncod Ususn
my trouble lm l > cun Kindnnllv dlsrtpiic.irltip. I
lmOKICHI Tulth In the lomody nnu CHII rorow-
mend It to nil. Itosp'y .vonrs ,
Sir. . AKNSTtiN. :
Dealer In Clothing nnd Qcnls1 Kurnislilnir ? ,
No. UK So. mil.
OMAHA , Nin. : . fob. 20,1837.
Onrholic Smoke Hull Co. ( iPiitlomon : 1 win
nuil my testimony to the ollicney ol" thu Oirbollu
Stmritu Unit It hn onroil inoof n very gavnro ,1
oas" nl cut irih. nnd 1 will nlirays tnko plenauro 'II
In rrcommomtlnir It to tiltiors. VOIIM Vi'tjr
truly , N. I1AI.I , , ( With Onuilm Dully llornld. )
IIIM OI.N , NKII. . IVb , KniJ , INC.
Cnrbollo Smoke Itnll Co , Oinnhn , Neb < lt > n
llcineii : I IniM' recolxcd ono or > onr CHrbollo
t-imiko IlnIN , and miiiit xiy that It Is tlm liost
tniMJpino t liiiTocvor cured my cold In
aHimira.nmlfmvn tno < | i lt" n roller mini nij'
oiitatih. 1 can rc-oommuid It to o\oryboay us it
Mitorol.or. .
l'rn | > rl ttor nf tlio flppot Hotel , Dcnlor In Qro-
corlo < nnd I'rovi&loni.
tsrOnu "Smoko Hall , " Instlnjr fiom ono ta
tin mi mouths , Kononillsnlliolcnt. . 1'rlco , 52.00.
; 'firtur"l > ol > ollntor' ' pncknso. unwnmlod M
n blood purlflor , whluh nlioiiM bo u od In en-
Uiirh u lion Hint a Is u dropping of miutuis innt-
tor into the thioiit , or stomnoh disorders , nnd
In nil cti os or nMlinm or Imv fever 1'rico , 81.
Uncqimlc-d inn clonn'or of the cyf torn.
MA II , DHI1EHS roroivo oiuolnl nnd prompt
ntt iitlon. yiuto dSoiiso or s-jiuptoms in writ-
IIIK. nddrc ilMK Main OIMco Pinuko Hulls * ont
on roiolpt tit prk'o ( fJ.OO ) lind 4 oi-ntH In stumps.
"Uobollator"imcka t ) , $1.VO. AKUUU wuntod.
Carbolic Smoke Bal ! Co ,
SotttJirast Corner Doilf/r ami JJtlt at * . , Omaha , Xcb.
Lincoln llranch Corner llth and Oals.
/s on 10th strtat ( Hljolninff J'axlon 0 GaUat/lier'x wholesale itrorcry fioase.
Call and consult him free of charye. Omalia , Xcbraslca ,
above line or add to it so that it wot'.ld.
read :
All the world's n stnijn niul nobody lint tlio
womnn lu thu lilcli lint can seu what U golnir on
upon it. i'ours bitterly. llu.i , .
It is not a new ticld , perhaps , this dis
cussion of the tall hat , but I desire in my
poor , weak way to udd my testimony to
the testimony of those who have sat down
on said hat. I feel of a truth occasion
ally that thiri high hat is making an old
man of mo and drawing lines of care
here and there over my lair young faee.
Here at a time ot life when I ought to bo
ill the full llu.ih and pride of manhood I
fjnd myself no longer able to build the
lire in the morninir , nnd my breath ,
which was once as robust as that of the
upas tree now comes in short pants.
The tall hat with a wad of timothy or a
five pound pompon at Iho npex thereof ,
has brought this about. How would a
man look who might .sit in the bald-
headed row wearing a joint of stovepipe
on his head trimmed with hay ? Has it
not been the custom tor vears to place
bald-headed men in the front row , be
cause they otl'crcd no obstruction to the
vision ?
And now , what do we FCO ?
Wo do not see anything !
I will leave it to any disinterested per
son to say whether I do not love and ad
mire woman , whether aggregated or seg
regated , but she does do home thmgH
which as her friend aim admirer I deeply
Not long ago I had the pleasure of at
tending one of Mr. Iiooth's performances
in which he took the part ol Hamlet with
great credit to himself , as I afterwards
learned from a member of the orchestra
who saw the whole performance.
If I had not promised a former wife of
mine that I would never touch liquor I
would have buen amply jii til'c < i that
evening in Fitturating myself with bay
rum or .some other f > cducliyo beverage.
I paid u large price a week beforehand
for a scut at the Hamlet performance ,
becaiiAO I hud met Mr. Ilootli once in the
Rocky mountains and hud made a deep
impression on him. I hud also told him
that if ho over happened to hu in a town
where I was lecturing I would dismiss my
audience to como and hear him , and he
might do as he thought best about shut
ting up on the following night to como
und hear mo.
Well , I noticed at lir t , when I went in ,
that llio row before mo WHS unoccupied ,
and I gathered mjself up in a strong ,
manly embrace and hugired myeclf with
joy. The curtain Inimped itiolf , and the
lirit net was about In the act of produc
ing itself , when a little gentlcmnn ,
with an air of conscious gilt , came down
the aisle in mlvuneo of a womau'o excur
sion , c meriting of four female mumbero
of his futility , 1 judged. He looked about
over the house , imiiilly took oil' his c ( > at
and bcemed to be preparing himself for
the vigilance committee. ' 1 hen li sat
down to ! co whether executive clemency
could do anything for him.
The first woni'tn of the four was prob
ably oycr forty , and yet with her smot !
bc.-irdles.s t'ace slinl < t ked scarcely thirty- .
night. Mie worn it tail , erect hat. with i ;
sort of plume to it , made by pulling the
paml brurh tail out of .mi iron gray inulii ! i
a < it { dying it a deep erinison. | I
Shoivorv other clothing , but that did i
rot intense to much as Ups hot , which 1 \
I. . L t ? tbfiiiii | ( eiltieally all the oviviinp. I
f-j ' ; : yvtil Jni h'lui also , and k\ \ ] < \ j .
it * ' : H l/iu inaMMI < | breathed hit I1 in j
f < * is % us' j iii ! r. < i < i oiioi or twice. Shu '
also spoke to the miserable man who
brought her. Her voice was a rich bari
tone , with a low xylophone action , and
she breathed like the passionate exhaust
of an overworked freight engine When
she spoke to her escort i noticed that hn
shortened up about four inches and
seemed to wish that he hud never entered
The other three women had broad hats
with domes to them , and the one who sat
on my right alsu cat on her foot. This
gave her a line opportunity to look out
through the skylight of the opera house
now and then The next ono lo her were
a deceased Plymouth Hock rooster in her
hat. The fourth one sat in front of an old
ish gentleman who went out between llio
acts and came in with a pickled olive in
his mouth each time. He could not sco
anything on the htuge , but ho crawled up
under the brim of this woman's hat , witli
his nose in tlio meshes of her hair , and his
hot , local option breath in her neck , p-i-
ticntly trying to see whether the .slender
legs in long. IHnck hose belonged to Mr.
lU.o'li ' , Apnjlimirii.s or the ballet.
It you will continue in your excellent
paper lo sit down on tiio tall hats , I will
get you quite a number of Mib.scribura
here. Un.t , NVK
Si\Lil : ; ) I'jiipuaaU lUII I'd ' ruuolvuJ l > v tlio
uii.IurBlxiied until ll o'clock u. m. , Mnntli
1st , 1IH7. lor tiio following kinds of paving inn-
turlul , vir. :
Kliout usphnlliim , us per Hpuclllcatiouc.
. \yptmiiblouUj , ns per HpuaUK-iitloim ,
Bloiu I'ulUOrmntu , us per Fiu.-ciHuitlonj ,
Any ether ( Intuit. , n nor Hiuminrntloni.
Colorado ciunUtiini ) , r pur BpiulHc.itloni.
Any o.lunslotio. . in pornptirlUe.-itlons.
Mucitduiii. ; us per s ] > cillcntloin !
Woonuii uloclti , as per spcoiflrntioiu.
Any lidUtur paving lu mldltlnn lo holiiirao-
coriliui , ' tu paid spuuilliMlloua inny itUo l > i > no-
eimlln'rT I'j * > ( ' It'ipuclne-itlnns lift thu hldiH'r muy
presoriijo , Uiusvnu to uu gjt I'urtli lu detail ami
lo iici-nmpany bid.
Kuril bl < l shall h | > o ify n prlc-o per niiiru y < irj
for Hie ptivlmr eompiuto on tliu Mrcctur ulioy ,
or liny purl llirruol.
Work to lii ilnne hi iicoordanca ivltli pinna
Ullil B | > OCiflUKll8 ! ! Oil tlio 111 UllJ OlIIUU Ut' ttlO
Hourd of I'UDliu Works.
Hid * to l > o mndo upon Drlnto-l lilnnki fur-
nieluil by the bonnl , uml to l > o uiiuompKiilu I with
ncfrlllliMl chock In the an in of nuu tliouaaitJ
dollar * , iiiivabloto tuoclly of Oiiuilm , us iiK
nntuo tuiit tlio blddur will within itiuty
liom tlm opunlntrorsurh bM K\W \ > IxiudR m tbo
mini oC two thousand dolh > ra , as tlio iiinyoior
city council muy illrcct , tliut suoli Itldtlor will
nntor lain I'diH.raul lor HUuli puvliur , of tlni
kliul nin ! nu.lcil.i ! Bi'williu ] , da may huroiiftorlio
ronnlreil for tiio yeur lk > 7
Tin' lioiml ir cirvctthii rlslit to rnjoot uiiy or
nil cIJa , nnd lo wnlvodolcuts.
Clinlrmnn llon'rd nf l'ublt Work * .
Onirtlni.Ncl ) . , Jim. iTlli , ISiT. j27-'IluwJOd
Notice lo Brilge Builders.
CIKCI i.\n No. f.
Foaled pr.ipoaulx nil : by loueliud ut llio ollico cf
comity. clurU until 1 o'clock , WjeJui'sdiiy , MarcU
M , IM7 , for thu InillilliiK'or nlxly fcoi ol Iri-otlo
\tor ! < , iicc-uuUiu to llio uprcillrulloufe lu l > u hot'a
ut tliu oiiluoor tliiicviiiiufiork on itud uitur
Putnrdiiy. 1'obruiiry "GihliS7 (
Tliu rUlit to icjccl any or rll Md3 la linroby
| ly orrtur of the board HI county
ci't Cuunty Clurx ,
MATratorappJI.MIIon.o'1 jlliikc , | lruen 4Co
for permit lull lliiinr | us u iln'wist.
KtcoJ ( hortliy Klvon lliu'i illiikc , Uriico 4 : Oo
i'J.I uptiiuliu IMU ilnyoi Kvbuuury. A O ltU7.tlo )
their uiiplUmtlon to. tliu niiiyitr unilulty- council
uf Oinuliu , forpciuilt to' toll mult , pliliuous
ind v.'nons | | iiiora. | n n drui ; ) . ' ! * ! , for nii-dloltml
uiuoUnniciil and cliumluil purM | sc only , at No
llll INriicy t.U-i - iv.inl. Onuilm , Ned. from Ilia
llttj day or April , 1 0 , 10 I lib inth cluy ( if April ,
If tliorn tie no objoclion , roinooitrniiee. or
protest illoil M-llUla ttro.wcnki from l-'oh. KtU.
A ; It. 1311. tha uild penult w bo irrautod.
IILAKK. llltUl'K .V C.O..Api.llcauU
J n. SoCTHAHn.Clty r. ' r ! < ' .