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It Sense or Nonsense' . ' by William P. Palme
I.nbor Lacking Leisure Advertisements
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Omnha Millinery Supplies. Some Characters
tors of Omaha. Honey for the Ladles. Mus
leal and Dramatic. Connublalltles. Advcr
Pai'O 12. "Fiatlanlas Fair Female's , " b :
Clara Bolle. "Skeletons , " by Adam Uadcat
Singularities. Kellcloi's , Educational.-
Proverbs Uelatlng to Clouds. Advertise-
Fou ono week Lieutenant Governor
Bhedd has been absent from the senate
but the government at Lincoln still lives
SOME of the members of the Icgisiaturi
are like the servant girl who los
her "character" while on board of shi |
crossing iho Atlantic.
OMAHA , can boast of the most dangoroti !
railroad crossing in America. Kansa :
City , Minneapolis and St. Paul are simply
nowhere In that regard.
DON'T mention it to anybody : Mayo
Boyd la willing to sacrifice himself one
more if the citizens of the Third wan
nnd Pat Ford insist upon it.
IT is given out that Governor Hill'
boom is ripening. It may wear itself ou
before the convention meets. Mr. Hill'
friends have been too fast.
IT is supposed that Colonel Tom Ochil
tree will leave Texas when the prohibl
tlon bill becomes a law. After all then
was a method in that legislative's seem
TUB gay and bewildering French cap !
tal , Paris , experienced an earthquak
yesterday , nnd many walls of buildintr
wore cracked and the populace wa
APTICH several throats to continue a !
summer , the Dakota legislature ha
finally adjourned. Nebraska would ro
jolco if our statesmen would follow Da
kota in such a move.
Tin : Chicago anarchists will hav
their hearing in the supreme court Mare
17. In the meantime Miss VnnZand
will continue in wax after which sh
will probably wano.
Mus. OscAit NEEUE , wife of the an
nrchist , will bo burled in Chicago to-day
Ten thousand people will follow the re
mains to the grave. If the procession !
not in a hurry it ought not disperse untl
the 17th inst. , and then it might mare
ngain. Spies and his crowd will bo trie
on that date.
ACCOKDINQ to our Washington dis
patches the name of J. Sterling Moi
ton has boon favorably montiouoi
as ono of the persons to invest
Rate the Union Pacific railroad. Ou
correspondent says Mr. Morton is an ant ;
corporation man. This will bo news t
the Chicago , Burlington & Quinoy road
find his son , its general passenger agon *
IT is refreshing to read in a Philadel
phiu- paper the following false creation
An advertisement is going the round
just now , bearing Iho oft-quoted caption
"All men are liars. " The quotatloi
should bo changed to read all oastori
newspaper men avoid telling the truth , i
this is an attempt in that direction :
Those who followed the advice of the lal
lamented Horace Oreeley wont west on
Krew up with the country have bad a rathe
liard time of It so far this winter. Betweo
bllzzardb , the wind blowing at the rate c
seventy-three tulles an hour , the nipping c
trio frost , the thermometer marking fort )
three decrees below zero , and the bandll
who seem to be unusually ferocious , tl
dwellers In the tar west have had their llvi
made a burden.
Nubraskixns have passed a very fai
winter. Stock has done well , nnd tbo the
niomcter bus been very moderate. The :
bandits , of which the eastern pap <
speaks , must bo the bummers in Llncol
who have been "holding up" so man
different corporations and attempting I
defeat honest legislation.
Don't Dlaeraoo tlio State.
The candidacy of Paul Vandcryoort for
ho honorable position of trustee of the
new Soldiers' home is a disgrace to the
state , and an insult to self respecting vet
ornnsof the Lnlonnrmy. Vamlorvoort Is
ono of those blatant impostors who pass
for bravo warriors. Ho never came
within gun shot of the rebels nnd never
'ought ' a buttle except with his iron Jaw.
! Io never hold a commission in the army ,
nnd never oven received as much as n
scratch during the few weeks he1 served
n the Held. It was an imposition on the
Grand Army that a man with Vandcr
voort's record should over have been
elected commander. lUit brass and rail'
road ties wore chlnlly responsible for that ,
It is not , however , on account of his
mpudont protontions as a veteran that
Vandcrvoort has provud himself offen
sive to till dccout men , but on account ol
ills disreputable personal conduct. His
career In Omaha ha1 * been that of a low
bummer and political parasite. As chio !
clerk of the railway mail service h <
made a most infamous record. He
made the service subservient to political
ends nnd schemes of knavery whicl
brought scandal upon the department
In 1870 ho was the chinf conspirator con
nccted with the memorable murderous
assault by Curry , who was sent to the
penitentiary for doing Vundurvoort'i
cowardly bidding. The full test !
mony of Vundcrvoort's conncctiot
with this criminal assault i :
still in our possession , togcthci
with District Attorney Council's ccrtili
cato , showing that Vandorvoort only cs
eapod indictment ns an accessory bo
cat sc proof was insufllcicnt as to hi :
knowledge of the deadly weapon to b <
uccd in the assault. General Grcshan
dismissed this blatherskite from th <
postal service for disobedience and in
competency , but he bus foitiu
shelter under the bonovolen
wings of the Union Pacific railway
which retains him on Its pay roll. During
the present session of the legislature lit
has been in his element , carotwing will
other bummers and vagabonds that have
hired out to manipulnlo the weakling !
and purchasable clement of the Icgisla
turo. Is such a man fit to bo a trustei
of the Nebraska Soldiers home
Are the veterans of Nebraska fallen M
low as to have no bettor choice fron ;
their ranks ? Do they want jvnothci
"Mendota Carpenter" to disgrace then
before the world' Wo hope that wo hav <
reached 11 period in Nebraska's historj
when men without character can m
longer aspire to positions of honor auc
trust. , ,
The Science of Uoatruotioit.
Probably in no period of the world's
history has mankind given so mud
thought to the means of killing men am
the destruction of the work of men' ;
hands as at the present. In every civi
Hzcd country the most eminent sclent
ists , the most distinguished engineers
the most skillful mechanics and special
Ists are engaged upon the study of hov
to produce the most destructive cxplo
sives , the most powerful and far-reach
ing guns and the most invulnerable ship :
for attack and dufcnso. Infinitely nion
thought , skill and money arc now bcmj
expended upon Iho moans of dcstroyim
life and property than in all the eftorts
to advance civilization , education , mor
ality and the social comfort and well
being of the people. New and mon
rapid-firing guns for men's hands am
improved dcath-douling ammunition to
use in them are replacing the old. Gun :
of size , strength and weight of projcctili
beyond former conception or suppose )
capacity to produce are now bcinj
turned out by thousands of skilled humai
bands , aided by the most perfect modcri
machinery. New steel ships of suppose )
increased power of resistance and tli
greatest possible speed to carry thes
guns are supplanting the old iron ship
that cost untoid millions o
the product of peaceful humnn labor
Bombs and torpedoes of the most irrc
sistablo character for use above wate
and below , to be tilled with new chem
ical explosives of almost infinitely greatc
power than powder , are being devised
tested and made ready for the harvest c
havoc and death.
In view of all this can it be , truthful !
claimed that our civilization is anythin ,
more than a veneering ? Does it not a !
prove that wo may scratch the sottns
human skin and tind beneath it an ori
inal savage ? Does it not prove that not
withstanding our high-sounding urofes
sioua of regard for the rights of man , ii
spite of our lip-worship of Him who cam
to teach us peace , justice , charity am
long-suffering , wo are as combative , 11
degressive , as indifferent to 'tho right
wnloh stand in the way of our ambition
and selfish purposes as when our rac
consisted of nomadic and uvor-warrin
tribes ? Governments claiming to oxis
for the defense of the rights of man hav
become agencies for man's opprcsslor
and to-day the world is an armed cam
of greater magnitude than over. Million
toil tint other millions may bo placed i
battle array against each other , mainl ,
for aggression and the gratification o
the ambition of rulers. Europe is a run
bling , threatening volcano , an
when the explosion comes an
the lurid flames of war break fortl
the loss of human life , the destruction o
peaceful homos and fair fields and tli
suffering of the innocent and helplos
caused by the savagery of man and tli
brutal ambition of rulers , will far sui
pass the results of nature's recent cor
vulsions. And will anything bo settle
permanently ; Nothing. The victor c
to-day will not long bo satisfied with iii
gains nor will the defeated long subm
to his losses , and thus the savagery c
the race will continue to kill , burn an
destroy , pretending to uphold the right
to maintain justice , to advance , the cans
of roliuion , and yet marring and scarrin
all that is beautiful in nature wtiiio n
human wrongs are redressed , no tru
Tlio Building Navy.
Notwithstanding the report that Seen
tary Whitney is contemplating re tin
ment from tbo navy department within
few months , Washington mlvicos represent
sent him as being leisurely but steadily d <
voting himself to the task devolved upoi
bis department by the appropriations c
congress for reinforcing the navy. Thet
will bo more work for this departmen
during the next year than it has bee
called upod to do in any ottier year sine
the war. Under existing law the seretar
is authorized to cot hla plans from an
source , BO that his aole dependence nuo
not be upon the constructiom nnd atoan
engineering bureau of his dopartmen
This agreeably to the policy which Mr.
Whitney , so far as wo are nwaro , is the
first secretary of the navy to inaugurate ,
nnd it Is at least to bo hoped that the de
parture will have good rosulU. It has
subjected the secretary to some criticism ,
chiefly for the rcuson that he has shown
a strong disposition to favor foreign
plans , and it is very certain that unless
the policy is justified by unmistakable
advantages Mr. Whitney must bo a con
siderable loser in popularity. However ,
there are unquestionably sound reasons
why this government should avail
itself of tha best wisdom and experi
ence it can command in recon
structing the navy. Tlio progress of this
work will bo regarded by tlio country
with steadily Increasing interest.
Very few people , we suppose , have an
nccuratu knowledge of what provision
1ms boon mudo by congress for giving the
country n navy , or , at least , the nucleus
of ono. Wo have to start with the old
monitor Miantonomah. Next comus HIP
steel cruisers , the Boston , Chicago nnd
Atlanta , and tlio dispatch boat , the Del
phin. Thou there are the four stool
cruisers authorized by the net of 1883 , and
for which the contracts wore recently lot.
Last year's act provided for two armed
vessels of about 0,000 tons each , the plans
for which are now being drawn , and also
for four monitors , the bills for whose ar
mor and guns are now being received.
The estimate's further include ono torpe
do boat and ono cruiser with dynamite
Ciins. This cruiser , which is designed to
bo simply n Moating gun-carriago posses
sing extraordinary speed , will carry one
of the Zalinski dynamite guns , charac
terized by tlio London Times us "tho
most infernal triumph of American inge
nuity. " The speed of this cruiser
is to bo at least twenty knots
though much more is expected. The
guns now in process of construction will
throw 400 pounds of nitro-golatino to ti
calculated distance of two miles. If this
boat can do the work claimed , the do-
structivoni-ss of its bombardment can
scarcely bo realized. The bill passed
near the close of the last session provided
for six moro stool cruisers and ono tor
pedo boat , All this , when carried out ,
will give us a navy of sixteen stool
cruisers , five monitors , two heavily
armored vessels , and two torpedo boats.
The cruisers , except the dynamite boat ,
will carry from six to ton guns.
This will certainly bo a very respect
able beginning , and with the start thus
made the work of creating such a navy
as the country ought to hayo may be ox-
poctcd to continue until wo have an
adequate supply of thoroughly service
able modern ships , capable of protecting
the commerce of the nation should there
ever bo a demand for its protection. The
cruisers now in prospect arc not intended
to bo war ships , but will be designed
rather as commerce destroyers , yet
they will bo constructed with rofor-
cnco to any exigency that might arise
demanding their employment. The
measures providing for those vessels
carried with thorn provision for stool
guns and armor , and it will not bo long
before a large gun factory will bo fully
under way near Washington , whore mod
ern ordnance for naval use will bo manu
factured. It will thus bo soon that the
navy department no longer has any ex
cuse for being it nursery of idleness ,
whiles the country Is to be congratulated
upon the fact that in this direction at
least we are making progress.
A PromlHftU Acquisition to tlio Stage.
Thecablo has recently boon doing gen
erous service in bolialf of Mrs. James
Brown-Potter in acquainting the Ameri
can iniblio with the purposes and plans
of that accomplished lady now sojourn
ing in London. Presuming there are
some of our mailers who do not know
who Mrs. Potter is , it is necessary to state
that she is a handsome and talented
American woman , the wife of wealthy
Now York banker , . It Is less than two
years since this lady became something
of n social sensation , although she had
enjoyed a prominent place in the society
of New York for a much longer period.
The circumstances that gave her national
notoriety , if the term bo admissible , was
her reading of the now well known poem
entitled"Ostler Joe , " at a ladies' res-
coption given by Airs. Secretary Whitney
in Washington. As an elocutionary ef
fort the reading was a pronounced suc
cess , but the subject did not moot with
general approval. A number of the la.
dies in attendance professed to have been
very much shocked , and the matter became -
came a theme of disturbing social con
troversy which kept the currents of so *
cicty life at the national capital grcatlv
agit'itcd for some timo. Tlio circium
stance was widely discussed in the news
papers of the country , the poem was
everywhere published to the great ad
vantage of the author , and Mrs. Potter was
elevated into a social sensation. The do
muml for her greatly increased , flattering
attentions were continually showered or
her , and a social occasion at which she
was an attraction enjoyed a special dis
Unction. Mrs. Potter sought furthoi
conquests in England , and achieved
thorn. With no greater difllcully than
other pretty and accomplished women
have had she secured the favor of the
prince of Wales , and , as doesn't oftor
follow , that of the princess also , lluviiif
always cherished a taste and dcsiro foi
the stage , Mrs. Potter's marked successes
as a reader intensified her wish to become
a "footlight favorite" and confirmed hoi
faith in her histrionic talont. There was
no lack of friends to cncourago her
Besides , if Mrs. Langtry could succeed
why not she , who had received muol
bettor training and was very nearly tlu
peer of the English woman in beauty o :
face ? Mrs , Potter went to Paris and became
came a pupil of Mine. Flossy , n formei
member of the Thcatro Francais. Hen
she qulto naturally found further encour
agcment , which under the stimulus o :
liberal fees the French teacher was no
sparing of. Sim found Mrs. Potter "t
genius of remarkable magnetism , " am
predicted that she would bo "the Rache.
of the future , " which to n French actress
is superlative encomium. Under this
generous and genial instigation Mrs
Potter did not lung hesitate In deciding
her course. And she Is now under en
gagumont for a season at the Hiiymarket
London , wheru she will nmko her dubu !
as 'Ann Sylvester in "Man and Wife , '
Next September , if her London engagement
mont does not provo a failure , she wil
come to the United States.
It is t > bo hoped that the ambition 01
Mrs. Potter to win "a genuine artistic
success" will be fully gratified. Amorl
cans will nioit heartily welcome her sue
cess , and ( eel proud of the fact that theii
country has contributed to art another
talented woman. American women have
done much for thogfory of ttiolr country In
the old world. Mary Anderson achieved
a triumph In England greater than has
boon won by any other actress in this
generation , and she is ( going back tlicro
with the almost certain promise of re
newing It. Three or four years ago an
American girl , Adelaide Dotchon , wont
to London to try her fortune as a reader ,
and to-day she cnjoyq throughout the
united kingdom an unnvnllod reputa
tion as an artist. Five years ago anolbor
American girl , Miss Ella llussoll , made
her debut as n soprano singer at I'rnto ,
Italy. She was immediately successful ,
and has since scored brilliant triumphs
In most of the musical centers of Europe ,
having bcon especially honored in Lon
don , where she sang last summer. The
character and talent of American
women arc honored abroad by tlusso rep
resentatives of their country , and the
list of such cannot bo too greatly en
larged. It will bo very pleasing if Mrs.
James Brown-Potter shall provo to bo
worthy to outer the list.
Wn HAvn received from a wholesale
firm in ihis city an Inquiry as to whether
the recent decision of the supreme court
of the United States , declaring state laws
taxing commercial travelers from other
states to bu repugnant to the clause of
the constitution devolving upon congress
the exclusive power to regulate com
merce among the status , will apply to
Montana.V o do not think there can bo
any question regarding its application
there as elsewhere. The decision is gen
eral in its scope. The claim of the Mon
tana authorities that the law there is con
stitutional "bccauso they tax the job
bers of their own territory as well as
those coming from the states , " was sot up
in defense of the Tennessee law against
which the supreme court decision was
rendered. The chief justice and two of
the associate justices regarded this claim
as valid and dissented from tho. decision ,
holding that to relieve foreign drunuuors
from a tax imposed upon those belong
ing in the state would bo a discrimination
against tlio citi/ens of the state , but the
majority of the court did not regard this
claim as having any value. It was hold
that no regulation can bo made by the
Plato directly affecting intcr-statn com
merce , and that to lax the sale of goods
before the sale is clearly a tax on inter
state commerce itself. The Montana law
cannot stand under this decision.
THK Herald , in reply to an inquiry ,
says that trade dollars can now , and for
a period of six months from the 4th of
March , bo used as a circulating medium.
Seekers after knowledge should in all
cases address their Inquiries to the BEE ,
and they can rely i\poijt \ ! gutting correct
information. The 'law passed by the
late congress did not ntako trade dollars
a legal tender ; it simply provided for
their redemption by the government in
standard dollars Or 'fractional ' silver
coins. No ono couW ' [ pay a debt of $20
in tlio trade coins now.'iif the creditor re
fused to receive them , atiy moris than ho
could any time for years past.
THEUC was another shocking exhibi
tion of anger in tliCLsenata Friday. Dur
ing a spirted dobateMr. . Kockley said
that Mr. Colby was a bully and a cow
ard. Mr. Colby , as is his custom , ex
claimed , "You arc a liar. " Mr. Kcckloy
undertook to resent the accusation , and
struck at the malitia man with such force
that hail not Tom Majors bravo , daring ,
generous , self-sacrificing Tom fell upon
Colby's neck , the gentleman from Gage
would never have introduced another
bill. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
DuitiN'o the winter months in Omaha ,
railroads , largo factories , imposing
buildings and many different enterprises
arc contemplated , but some way or other ,
the spring fails to thaw some of them out.
IN XHK laGHTBit VEIX.
St. Paul and her sister city boast of their
Icopalacoln the winter months , and during
the heated term the residents bathe in the
laughing waters of the Falls of Mlnnehaha.
Nature lias made these pleasures possible.
In a generous mood 'nature was more lavish
In creation , in that particular part of the
northwest , than she has been with the pres
ent generation of people , there. If the foi-
lowing items from the Pioneer-Press are to
be tjolleved , Comnnoho Indians could have
acted no wor.so than those claiming civiliza
tion , during Pattl's concert :
Them's no person on earth who can slog
nt-'iiinst 5,000 people all talking.
The small boys In the windows irot more
excitement for their money than anybody in
or about the house.
There was ono thine which served to mar
Pattl's superb performance for the portion
of the audience occupying the seats fronting
th center of the house. It was the noise
mtulo by small boys who lud climbed upon
the root and were taking In the concert
through the clere-story windows. The clat
ter had been n nuisance from the beginning ,
and when Pattl beuan to ting it was moie
Minneapolis and her lister nlty should
put their money into a respectable opera
house. It was a disgrace that Pattl should
bo obliged to appear In an.unslKhtly . skatlmr
rink. The mon , wo insist , should build an
opera house Instead of an Ice palace , while
the mothers of the unruly m chins should
stop sliding down hills en toboggans and
teach their children how to act before com
AN eastern paper by a dozen Illustrations ,
has sijwn ! how tlght'sho ' Injure women's
feet. In order to makb largo pictures of the
chords and muscles , plot res of tlio leet of
Lincoln girls were used.
Is a somewhat lengthy editorial the Kan-
sas City Journal says , ear lostly , that "a po
liceman nnd his club la ! the only outward
visible symbol of powtr publicly known In
America. " If thls'ls tMo America Is cer
tainly In a bad way. 3
A NEW play , by Anna ( Catherine Greene ,
Is Just out , Anna fr ° p long way around
the bush toelap Sara.B nhardt , but It Is
nicely done as follows. ;
"What ! Yon poor rail wl tout a gewgaw end
him ? ,
Yon peaked , plain , scrlmi : d man In leaden
hose ? <
If I were horn so smalt Pi hang myself
But I would get moro He :
A HOOK entitled "How o Lost ; Her , " Is
ou our table. It fairly cliti klcs with liendUh
delight. Wq have not tin died the narrative
but enough was read to ( how that she was
LOVK Is blind. Yet It ij to bo remarked
that it never stood on the s-.rcet all day and
ground out horrible sounds from a hand
organ , ,
"A WojtXN's Cun > " haj been organized In
New York. Most marrlediuen are familiar
with Its workings. j
ELLA. WIIKELK * WiLpox has gonn to
Cuba. Ella must remember that pasaloaate
poetic license will allow "ruby" to rhyme
with the name of that jouthcrn country.
But tuba would bo too shrill n blast , dear
Ella pray bo careful.
There are thirteen candidates for mayor
alty honors In Cincinnati ,
Congressman Campbell is a candidate for
the democratic nomination for io\criior ; of
James 0. Ulano and John S. Wise are susr-
guested by an "original southern republi
can" as a strong combination for IbSS.
Ex-Senator Hill , of Colorado , says ho has
withdrawn entirely from politics and Is devoting -
voting his attention entirely to business.
Congressman Hepburn , of Iowa , having
been defeated for nomination , will take the
Held as a soldier candidate for Senator Wil
The Providence Journal says the1 supre
macy of the republican party In Khodo Island
Is now seriously threatened , for the llrat lime
since the war.
Tha vote on the prohibition amendment In
Michigan will probably bo materially affected
by the decision of the third party to put a
ticket In the field.
Chicago Tribune : Secretary Manning Is
going to Eurotm. Hu can evidently stand a
wide separation from the administration for
which lie took the contract of furnishing
Casslus M. Clay has canceled his appoint
ments to speak throughout the state of Ken
tucky , but adheres to his purpose to run for
the oftice of governor. In this respect he ro-
inalns a Kontucklnn.
Congressman McComns , of Maryland , bo-
Ilovcs that Sherman and Hawley would bean
an Invincible presidential ticket for the re
publicans to nominate next year. But he
thinks also that lilalno will gut the noiiii na
tion it ho wants It.
Ex-Senator Thurman Is said to consider
Cleveland as "a man of courage , coolness
and wisdom. " From the "old Hainan's"
standpoint there Is no dilllculty in rccogni/-
lug the coolness , at least , whatever may bethought
thought of the wisdom.
Congressman Scott , of the Twenty-seventh
Pennsylvania district , gave S'JS.OOO to the
Cleveland campaign fund at a critical period ,
and Is icputed much disgruntled at tlio presi
dent's lack ot appreciation of his valuable
services and tlircatonlng to resign his scat.
It Is said ho has long been ambitious to go
into the cabinet as societaryot the navy in
place of Whitney.
The Indiana Muddle.
The Indiana democrats appear to bo still
In a muddle. A muddle In Indiana appears
to bo muddlter than In any other state.
On tho'lnstnllinont Plan.
CMcaut Trtlnuif , ,
There Is one thins certain it ladles' hats
got any taller the fashion papers will have to
be enlarged or the pictures of the hats given
to the public on the installment plan.
Chicago Time * .
The preacher that receives a call to Plym-
inoiitli church will probably not accept it
without considerable hesitation. It will take
a very largo man not to rattle 'round in
Plymouth pulpit like a lone seed In a gourd.
When the Two Booms Meet.
The presidential boom for Governor Hill ,
In Xow York.seems to bo crowln ? with great
rapidity. But It remains to bo seen whether
It has enough substance In It to stand tha
iiidc collision which It must Inevitably meet
with a Cleveland boom organized under the
auspices of the federal machine in Now York
A Wise Provision.
The Minnesota legislature has passed a law
with a provision that no person can bring
suit against a newspaper or other publication
without giving three days' notice , during
which time a retraction may be published ,
and such retraction must bo received in evi
dence when the suit is tried. This seems a
direct blow at ono Industry of the variety of
known " . "
lawyers as "jack.
Shown Up in lt True Light.
San Fra < 'ct co Chronicle.
The Mormon who was willing to live with
his third and youngest wife , but preferred
the penitentiary to his aged wife , revealed
the true feeling of most of his class of luw-
bicakers. The women who have grown old
In slaving tor their husbands are looked
upon only In the light ot Incumbrances , and
the domestic love whlchexists In most mono-
oauamous households Is wholly lacking. There
was never a truer revelation of the selfish
ness and lust of Mormanlsm than this old
reprobate unconsciously made in the court1
What Is life ? 1 ask and you ?
Wo who have known Its Joys and sorrovs ,
Its stillou and its fair to-morrows ;
We who have tlioiuht it perfect day
And /Allen fainting by the way
What use is life to us wo two ?
What use Is love ? I ask and you ?
Wo who have revelled In Its blisses ,
Drunk ourselves drunk with its kisses ,
And scon its dawn molt Into night ,
Leaving behind but luloful blight ;
Wiwt use Is love to us wo two ?
What use are friends ? 1 ask and you ?
Wo have tested them together
In sunshine and In ralnv weather ,
And llnd few loft when storms portend ,
And none to stand fast to the end ;
What use are friends to us we two ?
What use Is hope ? I ask and you ?
Wo who , through many stern denials
And sickening pain and piteous trials ,
Have kissed the threshold of the world
To llnd It still but long deferred
What use is hopn to us-we two ?
What use Is faith ? I ask and you ?
We who have tolled aud wrought and
And failed , and prayed to bo forgiven ,
And watched and waited everywhere ,
But heard no answer to our prayer ;
What use Is faith to us wo two ?
Shall wo then give up life wo two ?
If we hlialt fall tainting by the way
There couipth yet a porfnct day ;
Wo need both s.id and brliht to-morrows ,
Jovs would not bu joys without sorrows ;
I will not ulvo up life will you ?
Shall wo then give up loves wo two ?
If It goes on in a bilefui blight ,
The morning followed ) the night ;
There aru yet lott for us Its kisses
If wo but cherish well Its bllssiu ;
I will not give up love will you ?
Shall wo then give up friends wo two ?
We have not waited till the mid
For these who stand when Ktorms portend ;
Maylmp In clear and cloudr wnathur
They'll rise and fall with us to 'other ;
I will not glvo up friends will you ?
Shall we then give up hope wo two ?
We mav yet pass , though long deferred ,
The threshold of that gracious world ,
And find , through many pains and trials ,
Made glorious all our stern denials ;
I wfll not give up hope will you ?
Shall we give up faith wo two ?
If wo wait patiently our prayer'
Will soon bo answered everywhere ;
For failure we may be forgiven ,
Slncti humbly wo nave tolled aud strlvon ;
1 will not give up faith will you ?
United Labor's Platform ,
ST. Louis , March 13. The united labor
party In convention last night nominated a
city ticket to bo voted for at the next spring
election , A lone platform was adopted , the
chief features ot which are opposition to
high taxation and over-paid city officials ,
adoption of the eight-hour law , abolition ot
the tenement house system , equal taxing ot
the rich and poor and giving of track facili
ties to all railroads.
The Denver pnpors a few elays ntfo con
tain eit an Item of considerable Interest to a
great many Omaha people , especially thn
earlier scrttlf rs. It was the announcomunt of
the death of Mis. Annie Dean Clopper , half-
sister of the once famous actress ,
Julia Dean Ilayue. Two weeks be
fore her death she had n dream In
which she saw her approaching end , Haw her
body laid In the coflln , and the s-ceno Im
pressed Itself so vividly on her mind that ftho
observed the dress In which she wns
clothed , the manner In which her hair was ar
ranged , and oven thu ornaments In her col
lar. All elTort.s on tlio part of her friends to
laugh away this unpleasant memory weio un
availing. She believed that her hour was
approaching , and at the time she especially
charged her friends that when she died she
wanted to be clothed just as she had ap
peared to herself In tlio coflln. Her request
was compiled with , and the corpse was
dressed for burial and every detail arranged
as she had particularly ruquc.stcd , cvcii to the
lio. I tlon of the head ,
Mrs. Annie Dean Clopper was the wlfo of
Colonel John Y. Clopper , who died In
Denver about throe ye.trs ago. Colonel Clop-
per and his wlfo were for a number of yo.us
residents of Omaha. When the Caldwell
block was built Colonel Clopper , John 1.
Keillck and S. S. Caldwell united and built
the Academy of Music , now the People's
theatre. Mrs. Clopper was a very handsome
woman and moved in the best circles of.
Omaha society. Her sister Julia De-au
Hayno was the leading character In the llrst
theatrical entertainment ever witnessed in
Omaha. Tlio performance was given In the
summer of 1SGO , In the dining room of the
llermlon house , now the Union 1'acllic head
quarters. "I have wholly forgotten who the
other actors were or what the play was , " said
an old settlor. " 1 do not thluk the company
were on a professional tour , as they had no
scenery. They borrowed a bolt ot muslin at
Tootlo & Jackson's store to make the cur
"Tin : newspaper men will always remem
ber the late HonrjVard \ Ueechor with kind
regard , " remarked an old Now York 10-
porter last oven Ing. "Of all prominent pub
lic men I think ho was the most approach-
nble\ Even during his great trials both
chinch and state the eminent divine was
alTabte to the humblest scribe though the
latter may have boon connected with a papar
that was auti-Beechur , and a duty assigned
him that was to discolor the bright plush of
Plymouth's pulpit. True It is that his conn-
sol and friends kept Henry Ward Ucochur as
much aloof as possible from Interviews by
press representatives , and well they might ,
for words had bcon placed In tvpo In cold
load that never fell from the great preach-
or'smouth , and'Bohemian' translations were
given to his expressions as far removed
from the truth as an Egyptian
hieroglyphic is from a hanging-order to , a
"Tho last time I met Henry Ward Bopchor
was In the Hrackott house , llochester , N. Y. ,
when ho and his private secretary wore on
their way to Salt Lako. This was sometime
atter the last trial and shortly subsequent
to the time when he was chosen chaplain of
the Thirteenth ( Brooklyn ) regiment of the
Now York National guard. He had boon
absent from homo several days , havi.ig made
the trip to the point named via the Eriet road
as ho wished to pay a visit to his brother ,
Thomas , in Klmlra. I tonnd him In the hotel
parlor waiting for the western train. Ho
was reaaing by the aid of a half burned wax
candle which he held In his hand close to the
paper , although there was the usual ample
gas light In the room. Very pleasantly he
remarked that his eyesight had grown dim
and necessitated a nearer light than
that generally afforded by the
Illuminating fixtures In public places.
Ho said ho was making a western trip , per
haps for the last time , and that only ono
moro extensive Journey was In his contempla
tion , and that was across the sea. 'I hate , '
he said , 'to go to Europe and have people
ask mo about places ot note in my own coun
try , and then haveto confess 1 never saw
them. Hence , I intend to make very close
observations during this western journey. '
On being asked It ho did not think the ordeal
throuzh which the Tllton scandal had forced
him would occasion'him rather unpleasant
publicity , he said ho had never given that
matter a thought since thocaso had ended
in the courts. ' In tact , as the newspapers had
made It their own property , he did not even
then have a first mortgage on the scandal. It
so happened that on tlio day referred to Fiank
Leslie's Illustrated journal had arrived with
the first pare picture representing Henry
Ward Bocchor In the full military dross
of the chaplain of the Thirteenth. When it
was shown him for the first time ho laughed
heartily and remarked that thn picture was
very life-like Indeed , especially as ho had
never worn the uniform , and in fact had not
at that tlmfl ordered It. Ho hoped , however ,
that the tailor would make as good a lit as
the sketch artist had and also as cheap.
Wendell Phillips had lectured In Pwocliostor
that night on 'Daulol O'ConnelL' When
Mr. Beecher heard of this lie became very en
thusiastic In praise of the great orator ,
and expressed his regret at not being In the
city at an hour that would have pormj ted his
attendance at the lecture. 'Wendell and I
have been friends for a lifetime , ' ho said ,
'and there is only ono tliiug 1 have to blame
him for. Ho ought to have been a minister.
What good ho could have done I Yes , ho
might have boon a chaplain of a militia regi
ment , and I do not doubt In the least that
had he taken clerical orders ho would have
been the target of scandalous tongues and
pens. Ono thing Is certain , however , he has
done more than a regiment of floldlers and
preachers for the freedom ot the nosro , and
if Ireland had ono or two such cham
pions , that dhtresspd country would need no
Fenian organisation. '
"Just before Mi. Beecher departed for the
west Wendell Phillips arrived at the depot
to take tlio train for the oast. The raoetlug
between the two great American orators was
ot the most cordial character , and profuse
regrets were heartily expressed that they
were not going In the same direction. Thus
ended an Interview over to be remembered.
Henry Ward Beecher , of course , had not
thought ot drover Cleveland's candidacy
then and of jumping the republican party
traces , so thn democratic journals
had nothing but criticism for him.
As a result It happened that the
printed Interview the next morning gave
the evening bourbon papers a good oppor
tunity to comment on the propriety of Mr.
Bcccher's Salt Lake Journey , and to advance
the suggestion that his permanent resi
dence there would not bo out of place. "
"I SKK W. Irving Bishop , tha mind-
reader , is creating quite a furore In the cast , * '
remarked an old newspaper man yesterday
"I knew him veiy well long befoio his
reputation In his uecufinr sphere was at Its ,
zenith , Long before lie wont to Europe and
set all the canny Scotch theologians In
Edinburgh agog. 1 know on one occasion
when his mind-reading didn't pan out
worth a cent. 1 was In an New
York town and Bishop was there * . The
Evangelino' troupe was there , too , on Its llrst
provincial trip. Then It was at its best.
Poor Harry Hunter , now deceased , was the
Lone Fisherman , and Henry F. Dixety , tbo
phenomenal AdonU , was doing the 'front
legs' In the heifer dance. There were somq
very pretty girls In the cast , among them 1
think tlio Lite Veulo Clancy. At any rate
Bishop was 'mashed , ' to use an Inelegant
term on one of the 'Evanzallne's. ' Consequently
quently , wherever . .that troupe went the
mindreader's name was sure to appear ot
the same hotel register. Ono night after the
curtains had ru z down on Kvaiiirollnc. ' tl. <
malomombors of the party , Including Iticc. . ) , t
tha composer. Gcorgo Cnssady , busltlcs j
manager , Dlxcy , Hunter nnd all
the prominent boys , not forgetting
some ot tliu newspaper fraternity , \\oions * ,
seiubled for a little liquid criticism , In t
course of time Bishop and JUcobon-an talking ,
on dtlferont things , theatrical dates , etc. ,
\vhen the former came to mo and said , 'I wish \
you would keep this pocket-book until I i > n
to the hotel , as there aru so many stranger
hero and the wine is flowing rather freely , !
may lese it. ' I took the old money recepta
cle , put It In my sldo pocket and never ga\o
It a thought until the party broke IIP , or fur
sometime afterward. Now comes the failure
of mind reading. Bishop wunt to his hotel ,
nnd the next morning missed his pocketbook -
book , which contained 52,000 In bills. I
finished my nights' work , wont to my houu
In the gray ot the morning , never dreaming
that I had so much money in mj
possession and only too happy that 1 had i
quaiter to moot thn requirements of n 'morn
ing's morning. ' Of course 1 did not sho\\
up until duty called In the afternoon aud stll
all thought of Blshop'audhis pocketbook tiai !
never entered my mind. As I subsequently
learned ho had searched the d life rent plncci
where ho had been the night before high and
low lie had notlllod ; the police ho had ad
vertised In the evening papers and got dod
gers out offering a reward for the return ot
his property. I mot him In the ollli-o , mot him
on the stiout Finally the second day after
wards my wile In looking over my coat dis
covered the strange wallet and the wholn
Bishop loss came to mo at once. I soujlit
him out and the property was at once re
stored , lie may have had many ether happy
days In lifu but 1 think up to that time this
occasion took the cake. Where was hi !
mind rending thought1 lie had met mu fre
quently during the time the pocket book was
In my possession and never mentioned his
loss. The thought of having It had laded
entirely fiom my mind and there Is no tell
ing when I would have remembered Its pos
session were It not for that accidental dl *
Till : Titles' XAL.I3. .
Tlio Pioneers of the Glty'it Uhaely
Spots Food for the Axo.
"Woodman spare that true" has often
boon thought of by mon with gray , thin
hair who nuvor hoard the song. The
demands of civilization and mod
ern progress , plant nnd destroy
forests an convenience or profit do-
mauds. Not only arc thn foliage and
fruit trees , planted to exemplify the taste
of a l.uut owner , removed by a subse
quent possessor , but the sturdy monarch- )
of forests primeval fall obedient to tha
wood-hower's axe 'to furnish fuel or a
resting place tor man's habitations
whether on farms or in congregated
cities. Great historical events have hap
pened beneath the rustling loaves on
wide branched shady trees. Yet their
stately presence at such events affords
no greater immunity from tlio destruction
wrought by time , tnan is afforded the
human participants in the ovonts. A
small marble shaft , half covered with
weeds , and surrounded with a rickety ,
rotten paling fence stand.s in lieu of
Penn's great Treaty tree in Philadelphia ,
while around are shipyards , the riimblo
of carts over the cobblo-stono pavements ,
the cry of the fish woman and luiwkor
md the noise of industry In every man
ner manifested. The city has its history
in Independence hall.
In Omaha workman arc now encaged
in cutting down largo trees , not forest
trees that wuro planted by nature buforo
Omaha was over dreamed of and when
lolling door la/.ily licked their haunchus
where the JUillard hotel stands and
moro lazy Indians smoked in their tcpeoa
where Ilor'fl distillery steadily turns out
its liquids , but trees that were planted by
Omaha's early settlers , mon who are
dead aud have passed away save in the
memory of a tew friends aud now thuso
largo full grown sluuio trees aru being
chopped nnd trimmed until naught but
tha trunk stands when It will como crash
ing to the ground before the "irresistible
destruction" of improvement.
AbouS 18UJ ! Councilman Goodrioh's
father owned the property at the coruoc
of Sixteenth and Farnaru streets. At
that time the old court house stood whura
the Paxton building now is bolng orootod
and the city hall rookery was not hi ex
istence at all. Sixteenth street was about
eight feet lower than it now is and re
mained so until about seven years ago
when it was filled up to its present level.
About the time first spoken of , twenty *
two years ago , Air. Goodrich , sr , . em
ployed Thorn us Smith , who is still living
in Omaha , to plant a row of cottomvood
trees along the west line of his lot ; the
east sldo of Sixteenth street. They were
planted and grow rapidly , they were a
great favorite for this reason , though
men of better judgment in tree planting
had pronounced them nothing
but "big weeds. " Some time afterwards ,
when lire engine No. 3 had its liotiso
built the liromen nnd citi/.ens of leisure
would spend many sunny , summer hours
under the shada of those trues , smoking
cob pipes and telling old down cast
yarns , while waiting the arrival of the
steamboat , a prairie sohooncr train or
something equally exciting. Mr. ( iood-
rioh.sr. , died about twelyo years ago and
now workmen are busy cutting down
thu.su trues which ho and the Omaha of
his days doomed n neat adornment to thn
city. Now buildings are going up. Thd
same time the Goodrich trees were
planted J. P. Black , who was ut tlio time
an extensive hardware and stove dealer ,
planted cotlonwood trues on Sixteenth
and Dodge , on bolhsidos of his property.
They have grown big and strong and.
healthy. His house , which stood under
thorn on the corner , was tlion doomed an
aristocratic mansion , Until a few weeks
ago it wns a blackhumpedcracked , , win-
dowlcss , homo for vagrants and
rats. It has boun takuu nway
and now its protectors , the strong-limbod
pioncurd of the city , are doomed. The
Young Mon's Christian association are
about to orcct an imposing oililioo. in
keeping with the progress of the city ,
nnd the sign is hung among the brunches
that the trees must bo removed. Mr.
Black , their planter , moved to Chicago
some time ago and is ( load.
These old trees looked around Omaha
when there were not 5,000 people in it :
when lots between houses were many and
easily had ; when the binIV on Farnum
Htrcot rose abruptly , shutting off thu
view of the wcstorn prairie beyond ;
where no house or ether human habita
tion stoodand the wind whistled through
thuir boughs each recurring winter , as
they welcomed the thousands who Hlnou
have bwullcd Omaha's population until it
now demands that tlicy bo laid low tu
make room for loss romantic improve
Fatal UallroaU Wreck. Kit
ST. LOUIH , March 12. The outbound train
on the Jacksonville & Southeastern railroad
broke a wheel yesterday while crossing a
trestle two miles north of ( llrard. HI. , and
two coaches were thrown down the embank *
ment lifteen foot. There weio about thirty
passengers In the two cars. State Senator
E. Southwortn , of Iiynchticld , III. , was Rorl-
Dtislv Injured Internally. Mrs. fell t , of Jack
sonville , and lieorgo 1'arkn , of ( llrard , are
not expected to live from Injuries. Fouc
more were also Injured ,
A. Milwaukee Anarchlat.
Mn.wAUKKK , March 12. Judge Dyer ol
the United Status district court tills mornlne
sustained tbo demurer to : the Indictment
for perjury against Urottkou , who , it Ii
claimed , made an affidavit of citizenship a' '
the lust election. The Judge held that Orott
kou'g affidavit was not required by law ai
proof of his residence and that two freehold
en wbo witnessed the aftidavlt were jeallj
the Kullty jiaitHci. There Ustul an Indict
ment for noting pending against UrottUuu ,
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