Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 20, 1887, Page 4, Image 4
- ? p.r- . > ' . - . . , . _ . j. " ' ' - THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; SUNDAY , MARCH 20. 1887.-TWELVE PAGES. THE DAILY BEE. M * * M PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING. or Anllr ( Mocnl/iir Kdltlon ) including Humliy IIEK , Ono Vuar . $10 W ForBlxMonthf . 600 > 'or Thrro MoiithR . 3M Omaha Mmndny UKK , mailed to njr , Ono Vo r. . . . 300 OMAHA Orrirr. No. mi ANt > DM FAtiSAM RTHBRT. hr\v YuiiK ori-irK. UOIIM 11 , TRMICNR liuii.nisn. orricc , No. 013 KUUKTIINIU SIHIET. ConntarostiKNCti All cotnmunloiUioni relating to news nnd edi torial matter RlioulJ bo luMrossod to the Kui- ton or TUB BKK. BUSINESS MVTTKns : All biif IneM loiters onrt remittances itiouM bo Milremod ti > THE Her. I'UIIMSHINO COMI-AST , OMAHA. Drafts , checks and postoflk-o orders to bo mode payable to the order of the company. THE BEE POBLISmiTciPMT , PROPRIETORS , E. HOSEWATEIl , Enrron. TIIK DAIIiY BEE. Sworn Htntrnicnt of Circulation. State of Nebraska , I. . , County of Douglas. Gro. U. Tzschuck , secretary of The Bee Publishing company , does solemnly swear that tbe actual circulation of the Dally Bee tor * tlio week ending Mar. 11th 1887 , wus as follows : Baturdav. Mar. B . 14.470 Bundav , Mar. 0 . 13. i0 Monday. Mar. 7 . 14,750 Tuesday. Mar , 8 . , . 14.400 Wednesday. Mar. 9 . 14.20.'i Thursday , Mar.10 . 14.4.10 y , Mar. 11 . .14.SCO Average . 14.330 IfEO. U. T7.8CIIUCK. Subscribed In my presence and sworn to be fore me ibis ISJth day of March A. D. , 1SS7. N. P. FKIU I8EALI .Notary 1'ubllc. Ceo. U. Tzsclmck , being first duly ewoni , deposes and says that ho Is secretary of The lit-e Publishing company , that the actual av- crnire dally circulation of the Dally Bee for tin-month of March , 1BSO , 11.537 copies ; for April , IBbO , 12,101 copies : for for May , 1880. 12- 43 copies ; for June , 1880 , 12.29S cople ; for July , 1880 , 13,814 copies ; for Aueust , 18SO , IS.4&4 copies ; for September. 18W5 , 13.030 copies ; for October , 1880. 12,989 copies ; for November , I860 , 13.348 copies ; for December. 1880. 13,337 copies ; for .January. 1887 , 10,200 copies ; for February , 1887 , 14,193 copies. OltO. B. T7.BC1IUCK. Subscrlbedand sworn to before me this Oth flay of March , A . D. 1887. fSEAL.I N. P. FKII. . Notary Public. Contents of the Sunday llec. Page 1. New i'ork Herald Cablegrams Specials to the BJK. General Telegraphic Hows. Pace 3. Telegraphic .News. City News. Jtlsoellany. Page 3. Special Advertisements. Page 4. Kdltorlals. Political Points. Sunday Gossip. PageG. Lincoln News. Miscellany AdVert - Vert Ucmcnts. PageO. Council Bluffs News. Miscellany. Advertisements. Page 7. General and local markets. Mis cellany. Page 8. City News. Advertisements. * PagoO. Gill Palaces In Gotham , Howard. Fann Talklnic In France. Blood nnd Iron. Animal Stories. Advertisements. PagelO. Fractional Femlnallttes. Pleas- tires of Penman. Chinese American Students. Dainty Dudcdora's Doings , by ITranz Sepel. Advertisements. Page 11. Matrimonial Merriment Slngtv- -larltlef" . Honey for the Ladles. Educa tional. Keligious. Implulles. Advertise ments. Pace 12. Buchanan's Bad Breaks , by Adam Baucau. Fixing Feminine Faces , by Clara Hello. Musical ana Dramatical. A Hindoo Holiday. Advertisements. THE Chicago boodlcrs are being prose cuted. Poor old St. Louis breathes yet fcnd that is all. Tun Buffalo horror again suggests the fdcit that public buildings must bo pro vided with a bettor system of Jiro escapes. THE members of the house , when Gar- introduced an abusive resolution , Voteil it down. They knew bntter thane | o accept the utterances of a till-tappor THE salary of the governor of Ohio , lias recently been raised , by an act of the legislature , to f 8,000 per year. And yel lr. Foraker would like to bo president IT is almost time for ambitious polili Clans to bring out their dark horse foi the presidential race. The dark hors < generally is among tuo first named can feidates. _ GENERAL BRAGG , of Wisconsin , i threatened wilh the terrible affliction o blindness. In this misfortune the demo eratio party loses ono of its mostofTcctivi vtvorkors. OvKuSOOmen are anxiously awailinj | o be appointed on the inter-state com pierce commission. As only six are re Quired , and 2M statesmen will neces tfarily bo appointed. TUB Rev. T. Do Witt Talmago will lee turo in Omaha during this month. HI Ubjcct is , "Tho Bright Side of Things. ' t he legislative judiciary commiltoi jhould hoar him talk. IT is estimated that 3,000 persons an . ellling in Nebraska each day-this month Vhia estimate comes from a rollabl puree and is certainly most gratifying 3Thero is yet ample room for all who wisl come. 1 NEXT year that great and unqucstion Jlbly good man , Robert Furnas , will suli fnit a bill to the legislature reading , "fo orvlcos rendered in lobbying throng ! | uy last appropriation , f3,530. " Am vfvithout any question of doubt the greed , ( xliibitor will receive the money. TUB legislature occupied the time c yesterday in adopting resolutions in cot emnlng the editor of this paper. Los 'i" than nine members have boon charge jWith crime. But it has been said if fcrlck is thrown among a thousand dog : Abe ono hit is certain to howl. Mr. Feu actions yesterday are sngestivi NOTWITHSTANDING nil the miserabl jfwaddlo written by the subsidized pres .00 the subject of Mr. Uosowatcr's d ( ? / Mrture. it should bo remembered thi MBe will be In Omaha in a few days. Th ' guilty members of the judiciary commi < * lee , if they ever possessed one sanrc 1 , thought , would bo inclined to pray tlu ' , ' | uo editor of the BEK would remai ; u pway until the legislature adjourns. IN the Massachusetts legislature th ? < | roBicn suffrage committee has reportc 4 I . J vorably on a bill which offers greatc ' ' ; ' . nrilogos to the "down-trodden" womej Y | lTf * principal feature of thonowmcasui n&logl.'e to every woman whoso nani Jtwll appear on the register of voters c " Ngr city or town as qualified to vote ac M jprdlng to law for members of thoschoi I , tbe same right to vote on tb .Ion of granting licenses for the sa ! I Intoxicating liquor * the same aa if § 1 qualified Male voter , Bo , little b ( p _ , tfcfliurplua women of thnoldfii I' JMtoara gaining ground over the hopi " ' -MM ' wiaorlly of horrid men. ' Mr. noscvrnter's The attempt on the part of the organs of the boodlors , jobbers nnd railway cor porations to inako capital in the interest of the parties who have been chirgod with bribery and conspiracy in connect ion witli the nnti-gtuubling bill , because the editor of the Br.K has seen lit to go cast on private business , is in keeping with their course over since the legis lature has been in session. More than three weeks ago Mr. llosowatcr made known to various parties that lie would be obliged to make a business trip to Chicago cage , and perhaps further cast , between the 15th and 20th of March. Among these parties wcro Senator Linlnger , W. J. Council , Fred W. Gray , Frank Murphy and a do/.cn others. The charges wcro Hied on Monday , Marcli 14. The next morning , just as soon as notice was served on him that the committee was organized , Mr. Rosewater - water appeared before that body with ix carefully prepared memorandum giving all the particulars and details which formed the basis of his charges. Ho pub licly stated to thu committee that this memorandum would enable them to scud for all the witnesses and cary on a very thorough investi gation in case anything should befall him personally , or if for some rea son ho could not bu present. At the re quest of the committee Mr. Rosewater went before the clerk of the supreme court and certified under oath that this memorandum contained the facts known to him in this case. It will bo remembered that the house adopted thu original resolutions , after a long and full debate , to make the investi gation within closed doors. Acting upon the belief that this procedure would bo strictly followed , Mr. Rosewater took pains to prepare his memorandum , but when the house rescinded its action and directed the committee to take no testi mony unless the members of the judici ary committee wore present , he withdrew his memorandum , as he had a right to do. Had he left it with the committee the parties implicated would at once have been plnccd in possession of all the proofs which wcro likely to bo brought against them. They would have been enabled to concoct a story of their own to counteract and contradict the proba ble testimony , and to block the wheels of investigation by sending away witnesses or controlling such as were willing to become their tool's. The fact is that the reactionary work of the house was the result of a plot got ten up by members of the judiciary com mittee who had become frightened over the prospect that their crooked work would be exposed to the public if the in vestigation wcro carried on within closed doors and each witness testified by him' self without knowing what any other witness had told. It would have been utterly impossible for the conspirators in the separate examination to agree npon any story that could not have been broken up by cross-examination. If each one , however , could hear what the others testified or read the testimony before he testilied it would bo but natural for him to adopt his answers to the explanations given by his confederates. So far us run ning away or evading the responsibility Mr. Uosewater expressly declares in his letter to the committee that he will re turn in a few days and hold himsell ready to proceed , even if the house per sists in carrying on the inquiry undei conditions which on their face are in tended to frustrate the main object oi the investigation. The fact that a responsible sponsiblo editor would prefer a grave criminal charge against members of the committee , face them on the floor of tin house when the charges were presented and remain about the capital whet threats were freely madn against hi life both by members and outside parties is in itself a sufficient answer. Mr. Rose water not only presented those charge in good faith but was ready to prosccuti the case in equally good faith. Ho hat all the proots within his reach to sustaii the charges. The rogues and their apolo gists may make themselves merry over hi absence but ho will return soon enougl to plague them and refute all th slanders they may heap upon him. I was Mr. Rosewatcr's intention to go ti Now York immediately after the invest ! gallon , but because of the adjournmen of the house from Tuesday to Friday h decided to go onlv as far as Clcvelam and return in time to take a hand In thi business , if a fair chance is given. H will bo absent just one week from the da ; ho left Omaha , unless something unavoid able occurs to detain him. As to star-chamber sessions , it will b remembered that two years ago , whci Mr. Rosewater was called as a witness ii the school land fraud investigation befor the legislature , ho refused to testify uc less outside parties , including reporter : were excluded. He insisted that ho woul not disclose the names of his informant for the benefit of the accused parties , wh might take advantage of their know ) edge and induce the witnesses to plac themselves beyond the reach of the soi . The committee carried geant-at-urms. on Mr. Rosowater's request and held the ir vostlgation with closed doors. It is tru that the committee afterwards did ope : the doors and thereby make a complot farce of the investigation just as was it tended by the parties who had manipt lated the committee. Chances For Advancement. If the question were asked. How man ; men in Great Britain arose from th condition in which they were born ? th answer would probably be , not mot than one in a thousand. The reply t the question as to the United State would be , 000 out of every thousand t those born to poverty and toil , bet ! expect nnd do attain a bettered cond tlon. A largo number accumulate prc porty. Some make position and woaltl Like drops'of water in the ocean th surface is going down and these at th bottom are coming up. The Aston whoso grandfather carried a pack , tui ned up their aristocratic noses at th Vandorbilts as plebians. Gould's fin adventure was with a moua trap he caught golden mice. Abrahai Lincoln was called the rail splitter ho b < came the foremost man of all this worlt Sweep the whole circle of those who Imv attained places of honor and .trtu almost without exception they bav wrought their advance. Follow tb course of any family of industrious habtl two generations , and you will find thai on the highway to fortune. "Luck" an " peculation" may enrich ft few , but li dustry and perseverance will always a tftla the' desired , end. . From too'.ver nature of tilings position must change in this country. Yet between great wealth nnd abject poverty , the "middle classes" arc the happiest of heaven born creatures. Tlioro Is Plenty of Time. It is an easy matter for any person to make an accusation. Ono may carelessly charge that a man is a tiiief , and while he maybe morally certain that ho is correct , it may be Impossible to obtain positive proof to substantiate the assertion. On the principle that nice distinctions are troublesome , the world lives in ignorance of men ns they actually are. The scoun drel generally boasts of his honor. The llbertino prates of his virtue. The liar grimly refers to truth , and thieves and plunderers form conspiracies to insinuate themselves into respectability. It h sel dom that Individuals are called before the bar to prove assertions made in con versation. A man's reputation is always considered in estimating his testimony. If ho bears a spotless character , and is not given to uromiscuous lying , the story he tolls of his neighbor has weight. If investigation shows that ' his story is untrue , ho is excused 'by the statement that he was misinformed or mistaken. If ho happens to bo a man who lies for pleasure and would rather utter a falsehood than tell the truth , no attention is paid to his creations. A newspaper stands in an entirely dilorcut ( position. From the fact that it is sup posed to have a general circulation , the law requires that it shall bo cautious , and before making a charge impugning the character of a fellow citi/.cn , it must have what it deems , and what n jury would deem "sufiicient evidence" to warrant its action. The same is true of written charges. The recent howl set up by the corpor ate press , regarding charges preferred by the editor of this paper against a cer tain committee of the legislature , suggests thcso remarks. As is shown in Mr. Rose- water's letter to the chairman of the in vestigating committee , specific charges wcro made , the witnesses named and the committee invited to proceed with the ex amination. Wo believe there is no ques tion as to the guilt of the parties. But after a plot was conceived and /oxccutcd to change the investigation to a public farce , to give the scoundrels a chance to corroborate the plausible lie of their part ners in crime , the editor of the BEE deemed it advisable to withhold his oyi' dence , and save the state the expense ol the whitewashing procedure certain te follow. The hirelings may howl until they arc blue in the face. The apprehended crim inals may congratulate ono another upon their imagined escape. But they musl remember that this matter does not cutl with the legislature. There is yet s higher court. In due time and season the case will be presented to the people , Such serious crimes must not bo lightlj treated. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ The South and Education. The recent action of the legislature of Tennessee , in passing a bill increasing the amount of the permanent fund avail able for school purposes from $2OOO.OOC to 15,000,000 , thereby much more than doubling the annual contribution of the state to public education , has iuvitcd at tention and commendation as an exam ple of the growing interest in the south with respect to the education of the masses. It will be gratifying to find the example generally emulated. It is per haps not to be expected that all of the other southern slates can increase theii contributions to public education to the generous extent that Tennessee proposes , That state has been growing rapidly IE material wealth of late years , and thi foundations of her prosperity are strong and substantial , assuring a steady pro grass and accumulation of wealth. Bu there are several other states that arc moving vigorously along the road o : material advancement which can safely enlarge their educational allowances b.\ liberal additions , and all of them can dc more than they are now doing in thi ; direction. It is time that the south experienced ai awakening of interest and H quickening of zeal on this subject. In respect to IK other important consideration aficctiiii their welfare have thu people of that sec tion shown greater indifference in thi past The consequence is a degree am extent of illiteracy that has been thi shame of the nation and an cspccia stigma upon the southern people. Ten ncssco docs not present the worst record but in that stale , according to the censu of 1880 , there were 21)4,375 ) of ten year and over who could not read , am 410,723 who could not write , the tola population being 1,003,230. Georgii was in a much worse condition , having : tolal of 000,000 who either could not rea < or could not write , with a populatioi about the same as that of Tennessee while the record of illiteracy in the cava lious , in Alabama , in Mississippi and ii Virginia was not much below that o Georgia relatively to population. Kvci Kentucky had 153,180 persons of toi years and over who could not read , am ! U8,3Q3 who could not write , and Louisi ana had an equal number in a populatioi but little more than half that of Ken tucky. It may bo interesting to note also , the stinted provision which some o these states have made for public cducn tion , as shown by the report of the com missioner of education for 1883-84. Th total expenditures of Georgia for th year covered by this report amounted t 1013,647 , and of Louisiana , (400,030 , beinj together nearly f 700,000 less than was expended ponded m the same year by the littl state of Connecticut , the total of whos illiterates in 1890 was in round number 40,000 , and nearly $800,000 less than Nt braska expended , whoso illiterates at th date of the last national census numfecrc only a traction over 10,000. In short , th aggregate expenditures for public school of all the southern states , during th year covered by the report from whic ! thcso figures are taken , did not equal b. nearly three million dollars the total expenditures ponditures in the same time of the tw states of Ohio and Illinois , and oxceedei only by a very small amount the aggrc gate of those of Ohio and Massachusetts In the years that I have interviewc since these records were made up thcr has unquestionably been educations progress in the south , but it has not kop pace with the advance In other sections but has It been entirely duo to improvei interest on the pan of the soutt crn people in behalf of publi education. In very largo measure U ha been promoted and stimulated by tb elf-Mcnficing efforts of northern ednci tors and tbe generosity of northern pool eti. But the conditions ia tkla dlreotioi as in all others , ar.o qcrtalnly growing better In the "now south. " The material progress of that section is begetting n wholesome sense of 'self-reliance ' nnd self-help which has been needed there , and which , if wisoiy exorcised will bo productive of great good. It can exert itself iu no more useful , important nnd necessary direction than in enlarging and improving the ( niblic school system , Iho corner-stone of.popular Intelligence , social order and public morality. Ma terial advancement is to bo welcomed and encouraged. The promotion of industry nnd the accummulu'tlorf of the things that make wealth , as mills , factories and workshops , are worthy objects to , bo earnestly sought nnd subserved. But hand-iii-hand with the effort for their at tainment thuro must bo maintained a generous policy of popular education to Iho end that thu intellectual and moral requirements of society shall not suffer in the race for material benoliU. Every evidence that thu people of the south are beginning to comprehend this is grati- Ijiuicr Not Guilty. The Latiiir trial , which has created con siderable interest throughout the state , and which has been the all-absorbing topic hi Omaha for .several days past , has ended. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty. The prosecution exerted every effort to present all possible evi dence lo prove the guilt of the prisoner , while the defense took advantage of every inch of ground and made a wonderful erful exhibit in his favor. From the fact that Laucr in his first trial was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced lo ten years in Iho penitentiary , this verdict making him a free man and exonerat ing him from the serious charge of mur der will be a surprise to the citizens of Omaha and a most happy surprise to the prisoner. Mr. Laucr , it will bo remembered , shot his wife during lite night time , mistaking her for a burglar. This was his claim from first to last. Had it not been for Mr. Lauor's jealous and cruel treatment of his beautiful young wife , which fact had become generally known to the pub lic , ho never would have been placed on trial for Ins life. His otherwise good reputation as a citizen would have given credit to his story at once. There would have been no question raised' as lo his guilt. His almost brutal treatment of his. wife however , nearly proved a fatal error. It assisted largely in forming thu chain of circumstantial eyidcnco. But now thai Mr. Laucr has been declared , by twelve jurymen , to bo an innocent man , the only evidence brought against him and which once found him guilty points a strong moral. I Justice \\ithoutlia\v. The wires bring an account of a fear ful tragedy from Hastings. A cure-all doctor named Randall tfhdortook to pro fessionally treat an innotcnt little girl only clovou years old.c As the evidence showed , Randall's wife assisted the fiend incarnate in a hellish scheme to rape the girl. The deed was1 accomplished. After having remained with the scoundrel a week or more , the outraged child es caped lo her parents who lived in n neighboring town.'r Telling 'r her story , Randall was at oncOjUiTcstcd. The trial was in progress. The prisoner was in the court room. When his bond was be ing prepared some unknown man entered the court room , placed a re volver to Randall's head , fired and blew out the brains of the brutal dog. The man escaped. Mo effort will bo made to find him. There would bo no occasion to ascertain his whereabouts or to learn his name , unless 'twould bo to give the good citizens of Hastings an opportunity to congratulate him. There are times when law seems a mockery. This was certainly one of the times. Hastings was wild with excitement last night. There was serious talk of lynching Randall's wife. Mob law is not to bo encouraged. Yet if the story of the little girl be true , Mrs. Randall should not escape severe legal punishment. The burning of the Richmond hotel at Buffalo , Now York , furnishes fresh and forcible argument in favor of requiring telegraph and railroad companies to place their wires under ground. Accord ing to our dispatches , the hotel was sur rounded and covered with such a net work of wires that the work of the fire men was seriously impeded and delayed , and at points about the building it was found impossible to locate ladders. A score of lives were lost , and more than double that number of people wore mart or less injured. It cannot bo doubted that could the work of the fire depart ment have been carried on without the interference noted , the calamitous result. of'this coullagrulion might have boon largely or wholly prevented. There art buildings in Omaha literally wcbbed-ir with telegraph and telephone wires , which. If Ihoy look lire , would bo as dif ficult of access as was the Buffalo hotel , Would it not be well for us to profit by the bitler lesson lhat comes from Buffalo and take timely steps lo avoid a similai danger and possible calamity ? The lesson , if exceptional in its severity , h not a new one , but as with some others Ihoso who have charge of the people's In lerests have been slow lo heed it. THE editor of the Lincoln Journn writes his copy with 'a ' type-writer. Ai is known , after a line is almost finished on ono of these machine , a boll rings Generally it is to warn the operator thai the line is completed. In the case o ! Editor Gere the little boll seems to say ' Chestnuts , chestnuts ! " specially whor ho writes of his circulation. the world knows how old Kiuf George HI. fancied ' 'hinjsolf to bo at eight-day clock , ana iu thp corner of hi ! darkened room tlckediaway Iho rcmnanl of a miserable life. And all Nebraska will remember how Ooloriol Colby imag mod himself a statesman , and on the llooi of the senate brayed away sixly days o : the people's time. IT is sold that when Russell was elected commander of the G. A. R. , the imraorla Church Howe throw his hat to the celling of the room and fairly screamed with do light. Church Howe is a fit companiot for a man of Russell's calibre. Mr. Blalne'a Vneaalnesa. AVwr.ir * irorld. A friend of Mr. Blalne says that the * reiv Maine statesman is In nagnlficent beaUt save an occasional twinge otthe ( out aad thi coMcleoce. It U tbe presidential Itch tfcoucb , that came * htei the fretteet use * * ! IN THE LIGHTER VEIN , A NEW anti-fat medicine company lias of- orcd Sara Bcrnhardt a handsome sum for a testimonial. TrrK beautiful atlase , "lot the man without In heave the first boulder , " receives but lit- lo consideration these times , Miss KATF. Fir.t.n says "women are like hcep. " Charming Kate may bo correct , yet vc fall to remember of ever seeing a sheep how gum all day. THAT patriotic air , "Yankee Doodle" used o cause the lircs of patriotism to glow and nirn , but In those more degenerate days It seems thai Iho Yankee's boodlu works up Iho same feeling. AK KASTP.nx paper says "Miss Susan B. Vnthony Is hutHlui ; a delusion. " It li Im- mllto for anyone to ciltlclso n woman of Miss Anthony's age. She certainly has a rltfht to hug something. TIIK. report comes in of nn Ohio man , who , whenever ho niado an enemy sought revenge by drinking htm lo dcntl ) . It ! s hardly pos sible thai hatred could bo coupled with such a beautiful plan of annihilation. A S.V.VKK measuring 437 foot , with eyes like .wo eight dynamo electric plants and a three months' gas bill , was recently seen In the neighborhood of Springfield , Mo. It was construrlcd In Iho lalest Queen Anne style , having brass tipped llghtn I nc rods every hun dred feet down Its .spinal column. Thirteen men and seven traluud dogs started in pur suit. Just as wo are colng to press all tlio : logs have been devoured by Iho serpent , as liava also six of the men the last man sit ting on the point of tlio second lightning rod wildly and madly waving a signal of dis tress. Six women are In pursuit. The above Is the style and Manner In which snake sto ries will appear this season. SrniN'o , sweet , balmy soring Is hero. It came in Iho darkness of a dry this week , and will continue three months toward eternity. It Is a time when the blids sing , the sun shines , and nature buds In her grandest glory and the air is lilted with the sweet odor of vernal bloom. It is a time for fasting and lor prayer. It Is the time when the good wife , with an oaeerness and strength resem bling only a cyclone , throws everything In Iho house In a pile of disturbed grandeur , and scrubs , and sweeps , and papers , and scours , nnd plans for Iho next housecleaning ing time along In Iho fall. Tlio husband grows weary and sick at heart. Ho yearns to veto some of the bills this renovation In volves , but the determined woman says it must not be. The celling must be decorated. The bouse must bo newly painted. The window broken by the white-haired , laughIng - Ing boy In playing a game of "boot-jack low" with his little sister must be replaced , while the friendly bolster that through the long winter months kept out the erstwhile Inquis itive winter's wind Is laid back for a similar contingency and marked "future reference. " As the wife proudly orders the servants around , and the husband comes to his dinner nnd finds the table empty and upside down in the back yard , ho murmurs only to him self and depatts In silence. The hired girl Is In the back yard , too , administering cold death to the tickle bedbug , and the scene Is ono oi grandeur , but not ot joy. In his day dreams proud man may live In an ideal world and fondly Imagine lhat he is master of many , but cruel realization robs from him the glory , and for at least three days in this sweet uprlngtlme the good wife reigns su premo. m POLITICAL POINTS. In Oregon the stale election occurs In June , and an amendment Is to be submitted changing the time to November. Only seven members of the Ithodo Island house of representatives voted against the submission of a woman suffrage amendment. Senator CuIIom thinks the recent session of conercss was ono of the most Important ever held. As prool ho points to the passage of the Interstate commerce bill. Ex-Senator John I. Mitchell of Pennsyl vania retires lo private law practice at Wcllsboro after more than fourteen years continuous service In public life. Senator Henry B. Payne regrets that ho cannot explain what the letter B stands for In his name. There Is a general Impression In Ohio that it stands for "Boodle. " President Cleveland has given 3100 for the Hendrlcks monument fund. This action will perhaps be regarded In some quarters as evidence and guarantee of democratic good faith. Sackett , Iho newly appointed postmaster at Butfalo , Is an undertaker. . One of the Buffalo democrats who opposed him told the president that his appointment would unite the paHy in death. Ex-Governor Smllh , of Virginia , obtained the sobriquet , "Extra Billy Smith , " by a de mand he made on the government for extra compensation for carrying the malls from Washington to Mllledgevllle , Go. "Andrew Jackson could not have done bet ter lhan tlmt"lstho exclamation of the demo cratic Charleston News and Courier aftei polnttne lo the statement that Cleveland has given the democrats 50,000 ofllces In two years. Ex-Governor Iloadly announces lhat ho has gone to New York solely to practice law , and that ho is "done with politics forever. " This , notwithstanding the fact that his peculiar brand of politics Is in such high favor at the metropolis. SOME ODDLY NAMED PERSONS. Colonel Piano was the name of the Italian rflmmandor recently captured In Abyssinia. The Abysslnians scorn to have played Plane for a flat Let us see whether he will have charms sufiicient to soothe the savage .breast. Thomas M. Gruollo Is the very appropriate name of the chairman of the executive com mittee of the new mlstit party lately born at Cincinnati. The olliclal pap of the infant Is likely to bo very thin for several years. Mr. Gobble Is mayor of Muscatlne. Ho Is by no means the only member of that family who occupies a similar position , though the others do not hang out their sign. . John Buzzard Is an applicant for the otllco ot pension agent at Knoxvllle , formerly hold by Governor Taylor. Mr. Buzzard's propel place would seem to be In the northwest. Something Decidedly Queer. St. Louit HctnMtcan , It would bo queer if Nova Scotia was admitted into the union before Dakota. Humbert's Mistake. Dttiott Free Prwt. King Humbert of Italy has knighted Mr , George M. Pullman , of car-bulldlne fame. II tlio king had known a little more about relative tivo rank and supremacy In the sleopmg-cai business ho would have knighted all the porters ters Instead of Mr. Pullman. Prohibition la Doing for IOWA. Chicago Tribune. A treat deal of elder Is now sold In Iowa , A barrel ot the kind most popular over there was subjected to analysis a short time age and was found lo contain more alcohol than elder. Yet some people- Insist thai prohibi tion has done nothing for Iowa. Good Advice. Lincoln Democrat , In view of tbe laudation ot Colonel II. C , Russell , a distinguished member ot the pres ent legislature , by our very hlelily esteemed contemporary , the Omaha Uepubllctn , we venture to sugxect , purely out of friendly re- KMdtnilt recall aad dwell upon the nuU and unhappy sundering of the tins that erst wutid It to Major Church Ho wo. Censure with mildness ; applaud In moderation ; be not wholly committed to atijlit or any. Kind the Flaw * Plrst. , tViffcii/o llcmlil , After a railroad bridge Im fallen under a train of cars It la comparatively an easy matter for the engineers of the corporation to pick out the faulty truss or stringer. A much moro satisfactory way nil around would bo for them to locate those crackr and Haws In advance of Iho train , Count nml N'imccouiit. Chleaon Iteralil , Nilsson has been married at last to a count Nothing Is said about him , but If ho Is like most of the counts the countess will be likely to make a few farewell tours of America before - fore she settles down. The average tlckol - seller al a Chicago Ihcalro handles moro money In a week than the average European count ever saw. A Serious Mistake. Lincoln Ttemnvrat , The Omaha Republican makesiserlo : mis take In morals at toast when It spanks of Marian as "a tool In the speaker's chair , " and of the special committee lo Investigate Hosewater's charges acalnsl Iho judiciary committee as a "malformation. " It Is com posed of square and honest men In the main , Most of Its members are first-class man , whoso honesty In person and- purpose can be Impeached , in no direction. The man or men who attempt to Impugn In advance the motive and character of such a cnmmittco simply plead guilty , and that Is all there is about It. Thy Mother. Kate lloatn in Svrlnafldd lifeiiiiltcan. Lead thy mother tenderly Down life's steep decline ; Once her arm was thy support , Now she loans on thine. Sen upon her loving face Those deep lines of care ; Think It was her toll tor thco Left thai record there. Ne'er forget her llreless watch Kept by day and night. Taking fiom her step thu grace , From her eyes the light : Chcorish well her faithful heart , Which through weary years , Echoed with Its sympathy All thy smiles and tears. Thank God for thy mother's love , Guard the priceless boon ; For the bitter parting hour Cometh all ton soon. When thy grateful tenderness Loses power lo save , Earth will hold no dearer spot Than thy mother's grave. SUNDAY GOSSIP. "ATKISS LAWBKXCK , who was hurriedly called here lo lake a leading part In 'Zltka' last week , Is no ordinary actor , " remarked a gentleman last evening. "Besides tiding an artist of the first rank he is also a gentleman of rare excellence of character. He looks now like Lester Wallack In his palmiest davs before time and Ihe gout gave Iholr heavy Paris to New York'.s favorite actor. I have had the pleasure of seeing Atkins Lawrence many times , but when he was with Mary Anderson In 1S79 an event occurred which will always make his acquaintance marked to mo. At that time John W. Norton was Miss | Anderson's leading support. Iloi manager was Sylvester lllckey , at onn time lessee of the Syracuse , N. Y.opera house. He was 'dead In love , ' as the boys say , with Mary , 'In her shadow. ' The and was always re doubtable Dr. Ham Grltlln , Mary's step father , didn't seem to care whether Uickey's attentions wcro favorably received or not. Mrs. Griffin , however , was very perturbed over the matter. HIckey was a Catholic and Mary a devout member of that church , and he was undoubtedly doing the best ho could to have religion hold a potent sway In his domain of Cupid. Just before the troupe ap peared in Cincinnati , In the year named , and while Hlckey's attention to the star was tlio talk of all the members , Atkins Lawrence said to me 'there will bo trouble come out of this Infatuation and you toke my word for il. There Is a woman following Mickey and I shouldn't wonder a bit but she will kill him and perhaps Miss Anderson. She Is Mick ey's mistress and has noticed his infatuation for our great tragedienne. 1 have scon her several times following us up from city to otty and she lit one of those piercing , black- eyed women thut mean death every time when they are crossed. I have watched for her to-night , but strange to say she has not put In an appearance. ' * * * "Sho did though. The train had hardly left for the west with the Anderson party on board bound for Cincinnati , when a closely veiled woman rushed Into Ihe depot. The answer lo her inquiries lhat the train had gone com pletely prostrated her. 'Never mind , I will get him yet When does Iho next train leave for Cincinnati ? ' On being told she returned to a hotel. She did 'got him' and Atkins Lawrence's forebodings became realistic. * * * 'Two days afterwards Mickey was called to the parlors of the Burnett house by a woman. A few words passed , a pistol shot laid him out In what was thought to bo fa tality , and another killed Florence Percy , the woman In black. It seems she had been his mistress and the atten tion to Mary Anderson had maddened her. She hunted him down and when she received no satisfaction she attempted to kill him and thinking she had succeeded took her own life. . * # * "It Is unnecessary to say the excitement In Cincinnati was at fever heat that night. Mary Anderson could not play. She wus overcome by the occurrence although far re moved In every way from the scandal. In fact the news was suppressed on the Western Union wire. * , but the country received It through other lines and the tragedy was the talk of the day. Dr. Ham GrllUn swore more than ho over did before , which Is putting It strong. Lit tle Mrs. Grlflln , Mary's mother , had sixty hysterics a minute , with a hun dred 'I tolu you so doctor , ' a second , and the star tragedienne of tlio mimic stage had a regular and real play ot blood , to tlilnk of in tier homo affairs. Mickey laid at the point of dealh for a long time. Ho was , of course , dismissed from the management of the party. Dr. Griffin assumed lhat responsibility him self , which ho has retained over since ; and they do say that Mary Anderson's first and only lovo-llght wonl out with Mickey's dis grace. Tbe poor MaKdoleno was burled with little ceremony , and that tragedy has passed from memory , except with these who , like Atkins Lawrence , have occasion to recall It by meeting old friends. Mo was the lirst ono except a boll boy on the scone. The woman In black died iu his arms. Sylvester HIckey. who had a 'leading' chance to bo Mary Anderson's husband , was carried by Lawrence In a supposable dying condition from the Burnett parlors. " TIIKHE are several legends as to how this city was given Iho name of "Omaha. " By some of Ibo old-timers It Is claimed that the name was suggested by JHSSO Lowe. "Omaha" was the name ot a tribe of Indians in the Immediate vicinity. The meaning of the name , It Is claimed , U "above tbe water. " The tradition Is that two tribes of lndl ns had , a great many years ago , met on the Missouri river , and had engaged in a hostile encounter , In which all on one side were killed but one , who had been thrown Into the river. Klalng suddenly from what WMthoucntto bo a watery grave , .he lifted bU bead above tbe surface , and pro nounced the word "Omahfi , " which had never been heard before. These who hoard It adopted It as the name ot their tribe Another story Is that the town was named after a white man who was an Indian doctor , and who took the name of Omaha from the trlbo of Indians of lhat name , Mr. James C. Savory , who In early days was a promin ent citizen of Iowa , and built the Savory house at DCS Molnos , tells an Interesting story In connection with the naming ot thin city. Mr. Savory , who Is now a resident of Montana , while on his way cast recently , said to a member of the lir. ) : staff : "Colonel James Itedlleld , of Albany , was really tlio projector of Omaha. Mo and eleven others went Into the Council Bluffs & Omaha Ferry company , each putting In SI90. Colonel Uediiold boriovml his J400 and got mo to endorse for him. The com pany then plutted the town. When Ked- Hold's note came due ho couldn't pay U , and liolhenoflerrUmo his share of the town- site , but I declined to accept It. There was a white crank with long hair who claimed to bo an Indian doctor , and wont by the name of Omaha. Oiionlfhtal Ihe 1'acllle house , In Council lllulls , while Iho lownslto men were on a drunk , It was agreed to call the new town Omaha after this crank Indian doctor. That's how Onmlia got her name. In duo time Colonel Itedlleld sold his Interest at cost. Mo was a colonel In the union army of the war of the rebellion and was killed ou the Held of batlle. " A noon story Is told of an Omalm doctor. Some ycais ago he became engaged in a light with auothei man , whom ho llnally knocked down with a heavy china pltclmr. The man received an ugly scalp wound , which the doctor sowed up. Ono would naturally sup pose thai the victim would not have been called unon to pay for the surgical attend ance , but It Is a fact that the doctor presented a bill for SCO , and what l.s moro he cot the money. Theio's nothing like having an eye to business. i THE GIDDY OLD"JARTH. It In Constantly IHIIR | | nml I-'alllnc and has Mttlo Stability to lloaat of. The notion that the ground is natur ally steadfast is an error an error wf-ieii arises from thu incapacity of our sones to appreciate any but the most palpable , and , al the same time , most exceptional of its movements. Bays Professor N. S. Shaler in Suribnors Magazine. The idea of lerra lirma belongs with the ancient belief that the earth was the center of the universe. 11 is indeed , by Iholr mobilily lhat the continent survive the unceas ing assaults of the ocean waves and tlio continuous down-wearing which the rivers and glaciers bring about. Were it not that the continents prow upward , from ago to age , at a rate which comnonsalcs for ihetr erosion , Ihcro would bo no lands lit fora theatre ot life ; if Ihey hi'.J grown lee slowly limit natural enemies , Iho waves and rain , would have kept thorn lo thu ocean level ; if too tast , Ihoy would lifl new surfaces into the regions of eternal cold. As il in. the Incessant growth has been so well measured to the needs thut for a 100,000,000 years , moro or less , Iho lands have afforded Iho stage for prosperous life. This upward growth , when meas ured in terms 'of human experience ; it probably docs not exceed , on the aver age , ono foot in three or four thousand years. The rate varies in times and places. Under varying conditions , as when a glacial sheet is imposed on the continent- it was , in tlio immediate past , on the northern part of North America a wide area of the ico-hiUen land sank beneath thu sea , to recover its level when the depressing burden was removed. Still the tcnlunc.v of the con tinents is to elevation , and even the tem porary sinking of one portion of their area is probably , in all cases , compen A sated by uplifts on another part by which now realms are won from thu sea. \ Mule Talk with the Moon. Hartford Times : It is singular why pcoplu who are usually kind ana sensi ble should become angry at honest dif ferences of opinion when under mutual discussion. Emerson once said that bo "never allowed himself to outer into a controversy with anybody. " But Emer son , unlike ordinary people , could rest serenely on his intention , having an out let for his ideas m his books , behind which ho could tire Ins unorthodox bul- lels.hitling orthodox , unretaliating world thut seldom came m personal contact with him. And if all persons made up their minds never 19 argue , society would come lo a standstill. In meeting with violent opposition my self , I always wish to think of the moon , or rather one particular conversation it once held with mo , though I am sum to forgot it whan excited and angry , which is a sorrow and mortification afterward , since it took BO much trouble to teach mo bettor. It happened in this wav. I never knew much about tholaws of astronomy , gravitation and attraction , but gazing fully at an unusually luminous moon one summer evening , it suddenly Hashed a double Hood of light through ray con sciousness , and in a mostsocial , confiden tial , but unexpected way , said : "You see 1 am held hero in spueo in spile of myself , by opposite forces pulling both ways at once. " Is thai Iho reason you don'l fall down ? " I exclaimed in delighted aston ishment. " 1 have often wondered why you didn't , especially into the arms of your faithful lover , the sea. " "Yes , " relleclcd the moon , "tho sea possesses a mysterious attraction for nm and yet there are higher powers that draw mo away and keep me safely bal anced between them all , whore , unless some of them give way , which Is improb able , I am likely to remain here for Home time to como to come to make your funny little world as pleasant as I possibly can. " Thif ) was quite n long speech for the moon , and after fully recovering from iu ollbets 1 timidly ventured , " 1 long to sco your other dido. 1 know you have ait- other one , because I have seen just thu very beginning of it through a big tele phone in Washington. " "True , and I have often noticed thai Iclcscopo and many olhura pointed at mo , " bho proudly laughed , mischievously added : "They don't know mo yet. I have another side , and " but a.s if re called to iiboiuio of her dignity and myu- story , she drew a lleccy veil of-silvory cloud over her brilliant , mocking fuco , and shut out all further revolutions. But shu lias given niu a needful lesson . for which 1 was truly grateful. After ward I went to somebody who know , and ho suid it was really so ; that the moon hud told mu falsely of the sublime way iu which shu holds her place in Ihe heavens. 11 is the B.UUO with hu man beings. Their dilTorcnt opinions are the world's great spiritual forces , pulling in extreme and oppoaitu directions lo keep il moving sa fely balanced and free from Iho stag- nalion lhat would end it if everybody Ihoughl alike. This is not saying that people cannot chungu their opinions. As thai is constantly happening in many dlflorcnl directions it keeps thu balaucu even in the spiral circles of pro gressive thought evolution. And as the moon repeals every lime she sheds her light upon this partly enlightened little planet. "What is the use of netting angry at the wise and natural law that keeps us whore we all belong ? " A recent visitor to UieMamraoth cave looked up at the Hides ot the great dome and asked the guide what thejaiico black spot * were. For answer lie wont lo thu nearesl and tenderly took down a small bat. There were millions of them , all hanging by the feet , heads aown and In a comatose condition. Ihey spend the winter hanging up here , and appear to prefer , as did the slngeis of the declaration , "to hanit together , " rather than "hang separ ately. " Althouirhin * state of coma Ihty know enouen when put pack In , position ut "catch on. "