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ton or TIIK
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* < 1 dressed to TIIK HER I'uiiMSiiiNn COMPANY
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Sworn Statement of Circulation.
Btato of Nebraska , I „ ,
County of Dotulas. | " "
duo. I ) . T/schucic , secretary of The Hoc
Publishing company , does solemnly sweat
that tlio actual circulation of thn Dally lice
for the week ending May 0 , 18S7 , was a <
Batiuday. April 30 . 14.30C
Sunday , Mnv 1 . H.XK (
Monday. May a . 15.011'
Tuesday , Miv : : ! . 14,4rc
Wednesday. May 4 . 14ril (
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May 0 . 14iO. : '
Avcrae o . 14.401
Subscribed and sworn to before mo thi ;
.tth day of May , 1W7.
N. P. Fntr , .
[ SEAL. ] Notary Public.
Oco. H. Tzschuck , being first duly sworn ,
deposes nnil says that ho Is secretary of The
JJeo Publishing company , that the aetual
average dally circulation of the Dally lieu foi
Hut month ot Miiy.lSST. , 1D,139 copies ; for June
IB30 , 12.208 conies ; for .1 uly , 1880 , 18U4 ! copies
for August , 1&6 , 12,404 copies ; for Septem
ber , l&bO , 13,0 ! copies ; for October , ItWl
32,0h9 copies ; for November. 1880 , Mji : |
copies ; for December , IBM. in,237 copies ; foi
January , 18S7 , 10,200 copies ; for tebruarv
J887. 14.1SM copies ; for March , 1837 , 14,40 *
copies ; for April , 1SS7 , 1410 : ! conies.
Subscribed and sworn to before mo this 711
day of May , A. 1) . , 18S7.
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Contents of the Hutulay line.
Pagol. New York Herald Cnblcgrams-
Bpecials to the Bui : . General Telegiaphh
P.1K02. Teleerapliic Xowa. City News.-
H Sllacollany.
' i Page ! ! . Special Advertisements.
' Paso 4. Editorials. Political Points.-
Press Comments. Sunday Gossip. li
lighter Vein. Passliw Kvents.
Pace 5. Lincoln News. Mlscellany.-
PagoO. Council Bluffs News. Miscellany
I Pagn7. Society Events In Omaha. Gen
ernl and 1/oral Markets.
1 Pane 8. General City News. Local Ad
PagoO , Opening a "John Kettle , " bi
Clara Belle Dining Hall Mendicancy , b )
u antes Q. Howard. Advertisements.
rpagolO. The Tie Which Cupid Binds.-
tnonnublallties. Sparkling Gems of Jest-
ItelUlous Impieties. Aavertlsoments.
Page 11. Our Gentle Home llulers.-
fionoy For the Ladies. Musical and Dra
Snatlc Advertisements.
Page 12. Playine For Grovor's Seat , bj
* orry S. ileath. The Powder III ver Country
Gen. James S. Jlrlsbin. Toughest Hole fi
Jre tlon , written npeclally for the Omahi
3KK. joyous Salvationists. Advertise
nents , , _
THE St. Paul Olobc Is laborinp : for a
public library of not luss than 00,000 vol
times to begin with.
No other virtue , just now , needs to b
Jo sedulously cultivated by the homi
fulcra as that of patience.
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AN Indian Ims killed n United State in Arkansas. The dorncstica
fou of the rod man fails to domesticate ,
' A KEtioious daily nowsnaper entitle
the Penny Press has boon started in No ?
flfork City. T. DoWitt Talmago is ono c
the heayy editorial writers.
THE now union labor party claim
1,200,000 members in the entire country
la the election of 1893 the union labo
party will have strength enough to justif ,
Continued courtsbipfrom other nominee !
ACCORDING to the now rule , every Nei
Sork bachelor who gets married has t
contribute $500 to the bachelor's club
Or got olubbod out of its society am
then ho climbs up the boarding hous
tairs. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
"E. A. FOIID. general passenger ngon
of the Pcnsylvania lines says that pa ;
longer trnllio receipts for April will exceed
coed these of any corresponding uiont
In years. And yet there is no indication
that passougor tariff will bo lowered.
i TT ! ! ? ? T ! S
TYPE setting by machinery , it is prc
Bioted , will bo among the achievement
of this yoar. Already the machines d
pplondid work. All that la yet nccussar ,
to bo done is "perfecting , " and the machines
chinos will supplant the intelligent com
positor. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The Omaha board of traUo will tak
final action on the proposed organizatio
of a freight bureau at its regular tnonthl
tneeting to-morrow. In view of the ma
Dltudo of the interests Involved a full dl :
cuasion of the project in all ita bearing
is desirable. The propriety of this mov
IB conceded on all hands. The only di
foronue of opinion IB witli regard to tli
propriety of drawing upon the trcasur
of tliu board of trade for the expenses it
out red by the freight bureau.
lu. J. WILUAU WHITE , professor <
physical culture at tha university , Pliili
delphla , has declared that iho smokin
of olgurottos by the young raon who fr <
queut the gymnasium must cease , an
his associates of Iho faculty have also d
tormlncd that a like prohibition shall I
enforced within the limits of the collcf
grounds. This is the first direct thru
at the vile and poisonous cigarette fro
instructors. It ii to be hoped tlinr s
orguuiKod oftbrt will bo nmdo to prohlb
the deadly practice iu ull schools ac
throughout the country.
COMMKNTINO upon the conspiunou
ness of J. Warren Kelfor , the New Yoi
Times says the expression of public i
dlgnation and disgust fallj upon hi
like n shower of rose leaves upon a rl
nooorous. The Tima should have sa
that it falls upon him like A chewer
rhiuoccrous on a rose loaf. liu is alreai
° * llattenod. He is ono of thee insecte
the hour who will hum his little hum ut
die and bo forgotten. J. Warren had :
epportunity. Like many another mike
ko failed to grasp the situation , ills ni
bitiou If cnUluss but not clorunl. I
ay paw the uir at the unveiling of tl
Gurfleld statue , yet it would have boi
Much Iwttor had ho docliut > d Iho iuvit
HOBfcud fliully retiijund when ' ' ho w
3 < t to do. ' . , .
Mr. I'owtlerly and the
Mr. Powdcrly'a presence In Omah ;
will bo hailed as A harbinger of harmony
and good will between wago-workora anil
their employers as the head of the niosl
powerful labor organization in America
Mr. Powdcrly wields a most powcrfu
inllucnco in moulding the mind :
of the worklne classes and as n trusted
leader of the Knights he has shown him
self sagacious , clear-headed .and reso
lute. Ho has donu more than nay other
man to repress the npirit of the turbu1
Ictico nnd restrain the discontented
worklngmon within the bounds of law.
Under his loAdorslup the battle ' foi
labor is to bn fought out by ucacefui
motliods. Arbitration between the wngi
worker and employe is to bo the substi
into for strikes nhd lockouts.
Mr. i'owdcrly lias dulincd Ills post
tlon so clearly tliat none can longer mis
understand the knighU * objects ami In
tentlons. Simple justice 13 all they shal
over ask or demand. The strong mom
bcrship will not make then
"quick on the trigger" or the assomblic :
and divisions imperious. It is true thai
the consciousness of power tends to ar
rogancc everywhere. It is exhibited b ;
corporations and individuals. The mu :
who is a millionaire is apt to bo arrogan
and the wealthy corporation is needles :
of the rights of individuals.
But in the knights' brotherhood
wlicro the myriad atoms of strcngtl
constiluto a vast power , there is'no dan.
ger that it will be abused.
There is ono great danger in th
way of the KnigliU of Labor , and that ii
unwise counsel. Thcro are many met
who make their way through the worli
and often gain high places by ;
championing popular questions. Then
are men now busily engaged in using tin
Knitrlits of Labor to further their ncrsona
ambition ; men who hope to bo sent t <
the legislature , to congress and ever
capture smaller oflicos by reason of the !
"friendship" for labor , when in point o
fact they may never have done a day'
manual labor in their lives.
It is a very easy thing for a glib talker
a smooth writer , to argue that ho is th
champion of labor , and persuade man ;
that his claims are good. This kind o
man never fails to indorse every stej
taUon by those whom ho is anxious I
conciliate. Demagogues swarm in th
wnko of popular movements like shark
after a fever-stricken ship. The Knight ;
as Mr. Powderly said , will do well t <
stcur clear of such schemers , howovc
honorable they may appear to bu. Tin
man intent on pleasing at any cost is the
man to be avoided and is the person al
ways causing trouble to himself and t (
others. The Knight should keep wol
advised to his own , interests , that ho i
not imposed upoh in the name of hide
pcnduuce. Ho should insist upon tin
order not working harm to hit
or his. As long as it helps real labor
lawfully and successfully , ho should givi
it his unqualified fealty , and there re
mains no question regarding such ai
organization accomplishing a grea
amount of good.
An Unhnppy Crowd.
Information regarding the America
colony of bribe-takers , embezzlers an
defaulters in Canada represents them a
being anything but a happy crowd ,
few of the moro hopelessly conscience
less and utterly shameless among thor
ufTect a dogrco of indifference to the di :
grace which they cannot help feeling
and mingle with men in apparent cor
tcntmcnt , but the largest number see
seclusion and nurse their misery as muc
as possible away from the world. A coi
respondent who has rooontly inquire
into the habits of the colony in Moutrei
reports that most of its members ar
conducting themselves very quietly an
unobtrusively. They go to an
from their places of nbodo b
side doors and through httlo traveled thoi
oughfurca , as if conscious that all mo
know their guilt. Three of the boodlei
who would bo welcomed by the author
ties of New York , were found to tak
their meals oven in a private apartment
being willing to pay an extra charge i
order to avoid thogazo of other guests c
the hotel. They avoid now ucquain
ances , as criminals who do not desire t
extend the knowledge of their crime !
They manifest continually the present
of a guilty conscience by exercising o :
traordinary precautions against the ii
yasion of their retreats by stranger
Some of them seek relief in the win
cup , which brings its own prualty , n
though it may for a time silence the ai
cusing voice of conscience. But all lea
to a life of dull and irksome monotou ;
which grows every day moi
stale , Hat and improlitablc , " excoj
for the hard l\bor : involved , these mo
might as well bo in Sing Sing as in Mot
treal for ail the satisfaction that life a
fords them.
It ia then , after all , a pretty severe pel
ally which the criminals are serving
There are few punishments harsher tha
to be abroad in he world and friondlos ;
to go-about among mou atrnid to I
known of them lost they spurn you ; 1
bo haunted continually with a sense <
guilt , and with the fear that others at
aware of it ; to feel that somehow yoi
crime is written on your face whoi
every man may road it ; to know that yc
have nothing to commend you to rospci
or to sympathy ; to understand that yc
are shut out from the companionship i
honest men , and must find it if all on
with tlioso as criminal as yourself. This
the position of Iho American rogues wf
are sojourning iu Canada , is coi
celvablo that they might find life mo
tolerable within the walls of a pnso
an ay from the inqusitivo oyoa of tl
world , where useful employment wou !
give them something else to think abe
besides their crimes , and perhaps ea
the lashings of condolence by the rcfle
tlon that they were dolug that whii
would in purt repay the wrongs they b :
committed. It is ceiiaiu that the ; won
come forth from a term of survlco
prison with a bettor claim to the world
friendship am ! help than they cau ha1
00 rofucees from justice.
U may bo supposed that boodlcrs in i
circumstances rs subject in some * d
grce to the punishment which com
from a sense of their rasc&lit
The bribe-giver and the bril
taker is not wholly relieved
this bccausu h's misJondu have not be
marie p'.itont to tae world , and he 11 st
uorntlttud to wear the cloak of hones
und mingle with honest men. It wou
be to renounce fnith in conscience to i
imo : that sncU men , in thu moments
introspection that come to all , are r
touched with oomc pangs of ronordo a
do nut caufesi to thciusolvc J in what cc
empt the world should and would hold
hem did it know their guilt. If this bee
o , the boodlors to whom Canada Is glv <
ng an nsyltim are not alone lu their mls-
ry. They may Hud numerous sympa-
hi/.crs in half the states o ! the union ,
omo of thorn not less deserving than
hey to survc the state within the walls oi
x prison.
Should lie Ilo Chief of Police ?
The attempt to foist Mr. Humphrey
tloyuihnn upon Omaha as chief of | > 0'
ice commenced months ago in a nows-
) apor war agulnst Marshal Cumtulngs.
[ 'lie HK.K is reliably informed that a pcti-
ion has been put in circulation in which
dr. Moynlhan Is commended to the ro-
Ice commission as the roost competent
> crson in Omaha for the head of our
nctropolitim police force. Now
wo have no disposition to instruct
ho police commissioners in their
duties , but It strikes us that of all men
uentloncd for chief of police Mr. Moynl
lan is least fitted for this position by hu
training and affiliations. Mr. Moynihar
claims to have boon for years and is now
a detective , und in our liumblo opinion
no doteclive ia a lit person to discharge
ho duties of chief of police. On this
loint we can do no bettor than quote
rom an excellent authority , which dis
cusses the question of Dolice duties in thi
Chicago Current of May 7 :
'Tollco are ofllcors appointed by r
municipality to preserve order and tc
enforce the municipal laws , and thcsi
arc their only proper duties. To employ
them as detectives la detrimental It
is much as it excites the distrust
of many persons , not all of whom are
bad. From more constables nnd watch
nen the police have developed Into t
lighly organized and ollicicnt military
force , which is proper , for it is a niucl
; reater task to preserve order now thai
t was formerly. Formerly , in ull oui
cities , und yet , in some of them , a placi
on the police force was the small bench-
man's share of the spoils of political vie
.ory , but as the demand upon the forci
ncroascd reform became neccssarj
until now in the largo cities a nuiti
must prove his fitness for tin
position in order to bo appointed
* * * * A largo part of tin
lower of the police is derived like that o
.he army , from the respect felt for then
jy the people , and whatever the merit !
of the detectives , it cannot be said tha
the people respect them yot. The poopli
do not like to think of the policeman tak
ing oir his uniform and going out as *
spy. They like to think of him as the
frank , open representative of authority
It is not necessary or wise that ho shouli
t > e n spy , for men can bo hired especially
for that purpose. Our government i
maintained moro by the semblance thai
by actual authority , and if tin
licoplo lose their respect fo
Lho ' police , the police will losi
their power to enforce the law , foi
authority exists only by the sufferance o
the people. "
Wo could scarcely have expressed ou ;
views with regard to the impropriety o
appointing ti letoctivc to the position o
chief of police with greater clearness am
force. Tno BUE could clto a great manj
other reasons why Mr. Moymhan shouli
not bo placed in charge of our metro
pohtan police force , but we hardly con
aider it necessary. As for his pctitior
wo presume most of the men who signe <
it could be talked into signing ono fo
anybody else , including Frank Walter
"Sandy" Knight or Jack Nugent.
An Intolerable liore.
The most insufferable nuisance at on
dramatic and operatic entertainments i
the habitual arrival of fashionable people
plo after the hour sot for the beginning
of the play. This ill-bred intrusion bj
parties who otherwise pndo tlmrasolve :
on their blue-blood manners Is becoming
more intolerable every season. The an
noyance and vexation to an audienci
listening intently to the tender sympho
nles of a masterpiece in music or the dc
lincatlon of character by famou
artists cannot be exaggerated. Th
aggravating custom o ! marchinj
down the aisles of the opera house : m <
other places of entertainment after th
curtain has risen , should bo broken up
either by the exclusion of lute-coinor
while the curtain is up , or the forfoitur
of reserved scats after the performanc
has begun. The former rule rigidly en
forced , would , wo think , have the dcsirei
ell'cct after it become.- ) generally known
Women who go to the opera or theatr
merely to display their diamonds , drossc
and bonnets , will doubtless prefer to re
main standing in the corridor until th
falling of the curtain has given then th
desired opportunity of marching throng
the audience on dress parade.
Shall We Ho Alone ? ;
An international copy-right couvcntioi
was hold at Berne last year , whic
adopted a plan for submission to th
various governments to secure a uni
vcrsal recognition of the rights in thoi
property of authors , artists and raus
clans. Six European countries , tw
African states and ono South America !
state have confirmed the action of thi
convention , and the question is now be
fore the Gorman bundosruth. No doub
is felt that Germany will fall into lin
with the other European countries. Th
discussion of the question there has dc
volopcd no serious opposition amen
tlioso whoso interests are involvet
When Germany shah''havo done this , th
UnitodStates' bo Iho only gre :
civilized power purfcrring to dm
to a system of literary piracj
The policy of this country in regard <
this matter has not boon to Its credi
We ought not to stand alone among th
enlightened nations of the earth in refuting
ing to deal fairly with the brain worker
of other lands. Thnro have boon nuraei
our attempts rnado to change our atti
tude In this matter , but between tli
Soylla and Charybdls of conflicting into
cats they have jono to pieces. A bill wa
framed and presented in the last cor
gress , under the auspiclos of the Amor
can copyright loaguc , of which Jarui
Lowell is president , but it was left on tl :
calendar. In pastycars the opposition I
international copyright has come from tl
cupidity , not to use any harsher term , <
the publishers , A few others have jolnc
with thorn , but these were not of thobotu
class. At present the aituation is rathj
more favorable. American authors <
repute are advocates of a just tiystera ol
international copyright , nnd there ai
fewer publishers than formerly who o [
pete it. It Is not questionable that tti
existence of any serious opposition ia
reflection upon our sense of fairness an
our honesty. There can bo no soun
reason given why the property right of
an author in the prdduot of his bra in
should not bo recognized and protected
just as any property right Is , and that
being so , to take possession of It without
consideration and usu it for the profit of
another , is clearly dishonest. All Ameri
can publishers have not bccu In the
iiabit of doing lils. The more
ust and honorable among them have
always recognizeif * the principle
of equity In the niattor and paid some
thing to the foreign -author. But there
are many others who have not , and the
course of these has brought disparage
ment upon the wholq class and upon the
country. The door is still open for the
continuance of this unscrupulous prac
tice , and it ought to bo closed. If tha
American copyright league could bo depended -
ponded on for the zeal which othcr.classos
of men show who want legislation , a bill
would bo passed at the next session oi
congress and the United States bo re
lieved of the stigma of being the only
great nation that Mill tolerates literary
piracy. „ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Iho 1'Yultn of California.
Tlioso who have gathered the golden
oranges from the trees In the numerous
groves around and about Los Angeles ,
or these who have been further north
and plucked the lucious apricot , poach or
pear , lu the valleys of California's fruit
region , never thought that such a thing
as an "over-production" of these delici
ous delicacies was possible. Yet it
seems that just such a fear has seized
the fruit growers of the Golden Stato.
At a recent meeting of the Horticultural
society ot that state , the question , "Is
thcro danger of an over-production ol
fruit in California" was discussed. The
Chronicle says the nlllrmativo of the
question was maintained principally
upon the supposed excess ofthe coming
apricot crop over the demand. It was
stated that the crop for the present year
will probably be about 20,000 tons ; that
the canneries of Sm : Francisco , Oakland
and San Jose could absorb about 5,00(3 (
tons , and that the bulk of the rest would
have to bo dried ; that it would require
0,450 men to handle this crop , and that
it was doubtful whether the labor could
be procured to do the work effectively ,
The same speaker also spoke ol
the prune nnd raisin crops , but admitted
in regard to prunes that last year's im
portation into the United States were
about 00,000 pounds , while California
produced 750,000 pounds.
On the negative side it was argued
that the question of disposing of Iho fruit
depended very largely upon its quality.
Ono speaker said , very truly , that moro
care should bo taken in planting and
pruning trees and In picking and pack
ing fruit. Careful transportation , ho
said , should be attended to , low rates
and rapid transit provided for , nnd noth
ing but good fruit put upon the market ,
and that if these rules ' were observed
overproduction would bq'a word without
meaning. \ ,
It was agreed that n foreign markcl
should bo sought for dried fruit , and il
was urged that a cold toragc systcn
should bo adopted , so that fresti fruit *
could reach the eastern markets without
loss of flavor or decay. The east already
is the consumer or the famous Lusk
canned goods known the ' world over
In this instance it is the fruits , rather than
the house which cans them , enjoying the
reputation. The California fruits wil
never bo too plentiful. They might b <
cheaper , nnd doubtless will when oulj
reasonable freight tolls from the coaai
are demanded. In the meantime , the
suggestion urged at the meeting of the
California Horticultural society , might
with profit bo remembered by the fruil
growers of Nebraska. It was simply ant
plainly that no matter how lavish nature
has been , in giving climate and soil and
adding flavor , there is yet demanded can
and attention from these who would rcnj
the largest profits nnd produce the beat
SEVERAL papers in the efl'cto east an
raising their voices against the bruta
and unlawful practice of prize fighting
They claim.that under the names o :
'sparring , ' 'boxing , ' or 'friendly glov (
encounters , ' the laws arc openly violated
and disgusting exhibitions of 'scientific
skill * are given with all the surrounding :
of seconds , sponges , referees , ropes
rules , purses , stakes , gate money , pro
ciscly like the old-fashioned prize light
The results of the "contests , " such a ;
broken arms , teeth knocked out , face !
cut , disfigured , noses smashed , am
finally ono or the other of the pugilist !
picked up blending and insensible , an
the natural results of prize lighting , anc
the time has comu when these 'cxlubi
ttons' must be called by their true name
and treated accordingly. Out hero it
the. rowdy west there are few of anj
such exhibitions. An occasional thumpci
from the east stops in ono of oui
cities for a night hires n hall and give ;
nn hour's amusement in the manly art
They never "break arms , " swallow thoi :
tcoth or commit any other rash act. Tin
Cleveland Leader rushes out in the fron
yard of decency long enough to exclaim
"It is tiuio public opinion was aroused t <
the suppression of these pests of society
and when found violating the laws the ;
should bo promptly arrested , indicted
and sent to the penitentiary , whore the ;
can do the state some service. "
IT is related , in a long nnd rambling
story , that Senator Stanford earned hi
lirst raonoy when six yours old liy send
ing to market n lot of horse-radish whicl
grew iu his father's garden. His soconi
venture , which ho declare ! was the mos
successful speculation of his life , wn
soiling tivo bushels of chestnuts , whlcl
ho and his brothers'had gathered fo
family use , for twenly-live lollars. Thos
chestnuts have boon , used in oxplaininj
the start of every millionaire in America
Massachusetts prohibitionists threaten ven
eeanco on the lecislatupo at the next o le
Kentucky will elect a legislature In Au
gust , which will choose a successor to Senate
Heck. The senator will take a hand lu th
There Is , doubtless , a fell purpose In nut
llshlnc the report that lUmvell P , Flowc
has made more than a million dollars lu tin
past year.
Senator Hlscock thinks Xew York can b
saved to the repuplirans by a little moro ek
quence on the stump than has been expends
lu recent years.
A New Jersey democratic association U t
be formed at Washington. The republican
from that state used to have a powertu
organization at the capita I.
Senators Caiuerou and ( juay , of Ponnsy
vanlajiavo thus far rcfusod to signify their
preference for candidates for the next Btato
cutnp.ilgn. They aren't quite rcadr.
Kx-SonntorThurnmn Imvlnn positively re
fused to bo a nln slaughtered by The treach
erous democratic boodlcrs of Ul.lo , General
Thomas 1'owJll , of Columbus , Is likely to
capture thn barren honor of a nomination
for governor.
Attorney General Garland will locate In
Now York wlu-u his term lu President
Cleveland's caliinrt shall have ended nnd
begin the practice of law. lie Is tired of
politics and Boys that nothing not oven the
pleasure ot remaining a member of Mr.
Cle\eland's political household will In
duce him to remain after the 4th day of
March , ISb'A '
Gath says : Mr. Kvnrtshas had all the luck
a professional man can expect In politics. Ho
Is by no mratis repudiated as ono of the
eminent men ot our time by many persons In
his party. If he , for example , wore moving
through the western stitos at the present
time , delivering a few speeches hero and
there , noting the development and Improve ,
ment of the towns , colleges , etc. , ho would
have a very good position before the nomi
nating convention.
Mr. Drlnkwator was a candidate for mem
ber of the Denver , eouncil recently.
Among the great men who are to wait upon
the Queen of England when she is abroad
may be mentioned the nama of Major lllgie. ;
Judge Hornblowor , of San Francisco , fur
nishes still another Illustration of the truth
that "there's nothing In a name , " Ilo is
ono of the quietest and hardest working
members of the bench on the coast.
William T. Dust Is a prominent candidate
for the Detroit mayoralty. Of course ho un
derstands that If ho expects his friends to
'Vet up nnd dust" for him It will bo neces
sary to "cotno down with the dust. "
Mr. Million , of Newark , N. J.has branched
out In a new Hold of meteoroloKlcid science ,
and thinks there Is millions In It. Ho ad
vertises to furnish fair weather for balls ,
picnic or excursions weeks or months In ad
vance , the cash to accompany the ordor.
Anionir the baptismal names In the list of
the fiftieth congress are Jehu , Hilary , Adou-
Iram , Knute , Chcrubusco , lieriah and Wi'lty.
In surnames tno trades are well represented.
There Is a Baker , n Fisher , a Weaver , a
Cooper , a Mason , n Glover , a Hunter , a Mil
ler , a Urower , a Granger , a Tumor , a Taylor ,
and a Sawyer. For the lirst tlmo In years
there is no Hohlnson in congress. The colors
represented White , Gray , nndaUrnwn.
There is only one llogz among the members.
Spirit Willing , but F Insh Too Xliln.
I'MldflrlpriCa Call.
The knee-breeches boom In Chicago has
burst. The young men had the courage , but
they didn't have the legs.
Ancient History.
/iotton Qlnlte.
The esteemed Journal gravely states that
"Koscoe Conkllng has greatly impressed the
bar of New York by his abilities as a lawyer. "
This is Intended as news , but properly comes
under the head of ancient history.
XhU In a Lit a lilbel on the Sex.
Shoe ami Leather Rfjwrkr.
A woman will face a frowning world and
cling to the man she loves through the most
bitter adversity , but she wouldn't wear a hat
three weeks behind the fashion to save the
republic Itself.
Ot Course.
FhlliuMjihla llecnrd.
As the Record supposed it would , the Stan
dard oil company got In Its work yesterday
In the senate and defeated the Bllllngsloy
pipe bill yeas 18 , nays 25. There was no
occasion to oppose the measure In the house.
The noble senators are fewer In number than
the representatives nnd quite as amenable to
convincing argument.
Rough on Bcrnhardt.
Danville Breeze : If all ilesh Is grass ,
Sarah Born hard t must have been raised dur
ing a drouth.
St Paul Herald : Sarah Bernhardt Is said
to be fond of lishing. The rumor started
from the fact of her being such an angular
Lowell Citizen : A Now York contempor
ary asserts that Sarah Bernhardt Is a "born
ruler , " That may be true , but to us she
looks more like a yardstick.
Trees in Nebraska.
Atlanta Cnnstllutlnn.
Fifteen years ago it was thought that trees
would not grow in Nebraska. Thn experi
ment was made and It has succeeded splen
didly. Nebraska originated Arbor day and
no other state In the union has reaped such
hone tits from this Institution. It Is estimated
tha 13,000,000 , trees were planted on the lirst
Arbor dav In Nebraska. Millions more have
been added on each succeeding anniversary
of this tree feast. Georgia will celebrate her
second Arbor day next November. She oucht
to catch the spirit of this Important occasion
as Nebraska has dono.
The nrirtRo of Yoara.
J. Ainlironf Doyle.
From manhood's Isle of duty
To boyhood's land of beauty
A vast bridge stretches o'er the river Time.
Yet , weary sighing mortals
May enter not its portals ,
And cross again to youth's departed prime.
Above the vapory arches
A spirit army marches ,
Events that tilled thu distant lout : ago ;
Lost chances , hopes and gladness ,
Wrapt In inlstot sadness ,
In spectial throngs are moving to and fro.
'TIs strewn with many a'token
Ot tics forever broken ,
Still dreams of love and friendship gone for
Assume their wanton splendor ,
When longings , sweet and tender ,
Across the mystic structure fondly stray.
There , In the far-off spaces ,
Hlse lialf-forRotten faces ,
And puer from out the dim aconlan past.
Sad voices , too , seem calling ,
Their plaintive echoes falling
Upon the soul , with sorrow's gloom o'orcast.
Oh 1 faded joys and pleasures I
Life's early golden treasures
Come back to inu from childhood's sunny
Itoturii on wings of flectncss ,
With all your old-tlmo sweetness ,
And glad my spirits as.ln days ot yore.
Alas I In visions only ,
'Mid hours of musings lonely ,
"Youth's by-irone happiness to us appears.
In vain the heart's snil yearning
1 et Memory's beacon burnlni ;
Gleams brightly o'er the mystic Bridge ol
Yeais. _
Dan ami Grover.
"Sire , pray tell me of these reports
1 cannot understand them all ,
They say that about half seas o'er
You aru to experience a druudful squall. "
"Its the telegraph's announcement , Dan ,
Saying bofoie this term is over ,
That the welkin loud will ring
With little Stephen Orover. "
LOVK Is blind. For this reason many gab
bills are saved ,
IT is meet and drink that Is deprlvmt
many a family of food.
THRUM are IS.noo female studonti In tin
colleges In this country , and they all want U
get married.
IT Is getting to bn that time of year whlcl
suggested to Josu Billing * the Idea of nay
Ing , "Uarnafll , "
"Dor.s | t pay to preach ? " 'nslis phll
osophlc exchange. It may , but It Is the gen
era ! experience that few men pot paid Coi
preaching ,
MEXICO offers Cutting SlOO as a recompense
for his Imprisonment , the dllTcrcnco between
them being S'.WO. ' '
AIIOUT the tamest business there Is In thi
world of hard work Is that ot playing wild
man IB'a dime museum.
A nee show Is In prozross In Boston.
Judges , uobblcrs mid thoroughbred dogs ai'o
now fouud on the "bench. "
A I.IFK Insurance company with 300,003-
000 In cash on hand , always requires sixty
days after death to pay a S'J.OOO policy.
IK South America enthusiastic theater
goers toss costly pearl fans to their favpritos
on the stago. In America they heave cab
bagc heads at the star.
ACCOHWNO to common report the Presby
terian ministers have decided that the devil
Is at the bottom of spiritualism. From the
fact that a nightly seance is hold nt Kansas
City , this supposition Is no doubt correct.
Tire latest Information received from Can
ada sojourners Is that John M. Hathaway ,
who escaped from Delaware , N. Y. , with
$12,000 of other people's money , has re
turned. Ho could not twig the fashions to
his limited lucomn.
The class of business buildings going up
this year In Omaha would bo a credit to any
city In the country. The most beautiful and
Imposing structure will bo Paxton's now
building at the northeast coiner of Fiirnaiu
and Sixteenth streets. Its architectural
beauties are already becoming apparent and
are daily attracting the attention and elicit
ing the admiration ol the public. This struc
ture will cost in the vicinity of 8400,000 , and
will ho a monument to the enterprise of Wil
liam A. Paxton , as well as to the architec
tural skill of Mendelssohn & Lawrie. The
most substantial building , designed by the
same aichltects , will t > a the First National
bank , which will bo thoroughly lire-proof. It
Is being constructed with stone , brick and
iron. While It is massive and solid in ap
pearance , It Is not without architectural at
tractiveness , especially on the Farnam street
front. The cost of this stiucluro will bo in
tiio vicinity of 5'ro,000. $ The Merchants
National bank , on the opposite corner , de
signed by Van Brunt&Howo.of lloston , will
bean architectural beauty. It wlllbeastrlklng
pile as the style ot architecture will bo differ
ent from anything yet seen In Omaha. Its
height will bo seven stories. The plans
have been changed so as to make It flro-proof.
The cost will bo slightly less thau that ot
Its neighbor across the way. The
United States National folks arc
rushing along their nc\v building , and will
occupy It this fall. This bank will also pre
sent an attractive appearance. The plans
were drawn by Hodgson & Son. Another
very handsome building , do tgncd by Men
delssohn A Lawrio , Is that of Frank J.
Hamgo , on Fifteenth street. It is nearly
completed , the cost being over 393,000. Mr.
Slieeley Intends to put up a six-story build
ing just south of It , this season. The Bar
kers propose to build on the southwest
corner of Farnam and Fifteenth streets , a
handsomer structure than the ono that was
burned down. And now comes the New
York Life Insurance company's building at
the northwest corner of Farnam and Seven
teenth streets. The lint ; stated that this waste
to bo seven stories. This was a mistake , as
Mr. C. T. Taylor , the company's general
western agent who Induced tlio company to
build In Omaha says that it Is to bo ton full
stories. It will bn a fire proof structure , and
will cost over 8500,000. The plans , drawn by
Babb , Cook & Mlllard , of New York , show
that It will be a magnificent building. It Is
designed for office purposes. The excavation
Is now being made. These are only a few ot
thelbulldlngitcrnsln Omaha. It would require
ten or twelve columns of tine typo to give
even the briefest mention of all the build
ings that are now In course of construction In
Omaha. It will bo the biggest year both as
to amount expended and number of build
ings erected that Omaha has yet had.
"Whisky won , all the same , " said Mr
Hlchardson , the prohibition candidate for
mayor , the mornlne after election , "llow'a
that ? ' ' ho was asked. "It was used by both
republicans and democrats , and the formei
got there. "
"Tho.variety stage" said an old timer the
other night , who has for nearly twenty years
been connected with the vaudeville , "is the
best training uchool for the theatrical pro
fession. In fact , I may say that the cleverest
people on the American stage to-day are
graduates trom that school. Nat Goodwlu
was an old variety man , and it wasn't many
years azo that ho was doing a song and
dance turn and not commanding very good
wages , cither , Who Is this Henry Dixie who
made such a big hit In Adonis ? Nothing In
the world but an old variety man. Not lonz
ago ho was working in a 'free-and-easy
place * In Now York city. And I remember
distinctly seeing him hissed otf thn stage In n
little Massachusetts town , where ho gave an
exhibition which was simply rotten. Ills
partner used to ba Ulclmrd Golden , the hus
band of Dora Wiley , who by the way , Is an
other variety graduate. The team was Golden
den and Dixie then , and their work was
anything but clever. In truth , their busi
ness was a by-word among the members of
the vaudeville profession then. But after
wards they Improved and when
they separated oich caticht on
to a line ot work which took
with the people. Tnon they began to
rise and you see whcrn they are now.
( .corse S. Knight was another graduate from
the variety stage and where will you find n
better man In his linn of business than ho IsV
Yet I can remombcr the tlmo when Knight
was llrcd from a tree anil-easy variety show
In New Yoik city for Inroinpotmicy and
drunkenness. James O'Xolll , thu gieat
Monte Orihto , was another man who got his
htarf. on the variety stage. Pat Koonny , who
had no Miperlor In his branch of the pro
fession , was doing a song nnd ilaiici > turn on
the variety Jtago several years ago , which
biought him llttln dory and less monoy.
Without going any fu riher , I ran assure you
that If you'll take thu trouble to liive.itlgatu ,
you'll Und neVily nil of thu best comedians
on the American stuc lu-duy sprung fiom
the vaudeville school. "
* *
"Wages are not what they used to ha , In
the variety profession , " ald the speaker
meditatively after a few mommas Mlonca.
"A man who a few years ago could command
ST5 a week has hard work to get 810 to day.
What's the trouble ? Oh , so many grm.'i :
youngsters are coming Into the business now
Thbsndlmo musimms , with their stau'a at-
tichmcut , ate dolnc a treat deal to cheapen
prices. A bootblack or a newsboy who picks
up some nklnc songs , or can do a neat song
ami dance turn , applies to the manager of
one o ( thfisi ) places for a ciianre to try his
work on the public. Perhaps he makes n
tut.aud thun hu keepson until Ini has gained a
few months' etpsrlenco of a very cheap
nort. Then hestiats nut tfcroiiKh the coun
try as a variety man. .Such fellows itre bcliiK
turned out by score every week In the large !
cities. The tastes ot the patrons of these
dime museums , aru not of the most elevated
sort The con&uauence Is that the youths
who aspire to hold down the boards In Hirso
places do not uossesu , as a rule , an unusual
amount ot taleul.
! ' \Vh t l the average salary of a good va-
rlotjr ? . That depends HW.Iier on
clicumstances. A variety man co.nhlnff.ii {
to tilay n luonth or six week !
engagement In a thoatra for much loss pro
rata than ho could one week. Much also dj J
ponds on how far you have to travel In re.u-li
the place In which you are to play , Taking
tliuso and other circumstances Into consider
ation It may bo aid that variety moiirau
command salaries ranging from $20 to - ' } ) a
week according to the novelty and 'cstchl
ness' of the act each ono may do. Out of
this , of course , a man has to pay his expenses
and supply his wardrobe.
"A scrlo-comlo variety acttcss dors not re
celvoas good p y as thomalo actor. Forty
or fifty dollars a week Is a good salary and It
takes an exceptionally line artist
to draw 873. The lower class
women , who play In variety theatica of very
questionable repute , recclvo SW or ! H ) n
week. 0 ( course , in her prime , a woman
commands bettor pay than at nny other
period In her life. If she takes caruol her
self , and does not run into dissipation , .sho
may last a long timo. The trouble with most
variety actresses Is that they are Inclined to
become reckless and surrender themselves to
evorr foim of dissipation. Their personal
charms and tholr abilities waste away , they
can no longer draw the people and they be
come reduced to the lowest level of woman
hood. Yes , there Is a generally entertained
Idea that all or the vast majority of variety
actresses are dissolute , This Is not truo.
Still , 1 admit that tlio pith of a woman In
this profession l.s fraught with dangers ol
which the average lomnlc knows nothing. "
In Nebraska legislators have only rail
roads , school land thieves , normal school
fiends , appioprlatlon plunderers , hooilllng -fr
Judiciary committees , and a few other less Y
Important matters to contend with. Down
In Massachusetts the litu of the legislator Is
filled with woe. and doubt. National topics'
like the lobster ciowd In upon his reveries-
haunt him In Ills sleep and In his day dreams.
The following bill has been Introduced lu
tlio legislature in the old Bay state :
, Section 1. Whoever , at any season of the
year , selh , offer.s for sale , or IMS In liln pos
session with Intent to sell , consume or do- v " *
stroy the life ot a lobster less than lO'/i - , ? ,
Inches In Imigth , .shall be punished by n line ,
ot g5 for every such lobster so sold , offered , .
for sale , or had In possession with Intent tn $
consume , or destroy thu life of the same ; and
for the purposes ot this act the mcasutomout
shall bo taken from tlio extremity ol the bone
piojecting from , tliu head to the end ol tliu
bone of the middle flipper of tlio tail of thu
lobster , extended on Its back Us natural
length. In all uioscuuttons under this sec
tion , the possession ot any lobster not ot tha
required length shall bu prlma taclu cvlOouca
to convict.
While this bill docs not provide for a state
measurer , yet there " ' 111 no doubt be a crying
demand for one. The scientist whose duty
It will bd to measure the lobstur from the
bone of his mlddlo fllppur , will have an exciting -
citing time. Why not a dozen or so ot
thu expectant candidates for police commis
sions , oil Inspectors , etc. , go down to Massa
chusetts and apply for thu position to bu
created under the generous and humana
provision of the above copied flipper bill.
The married persons' property act , ai
passed by the Pennsylvania legislature this
week , provides that a woman should not
convey rral estate except In conjunction
with her husband , lu view of the fact that a
man cannot , under the present law In that
state , deed his property to another and make
a clear tltlo without the co-operation of hU
wife , thu law , it is thought , Is a good ono.
# *
THE case of young Fotherlnzhain the ex
press messenger , Implicated in the Jim Cummings -
mings robbery , was on trial at St. Louis this
week. Among the points which the com
pany urged were the fact that Fothcringham
prior to the robbery made Inquiries with a
view tocettlug another po.-ltlon ; that ho In
tended to leave the employ of the company ;
that ho Inquired of employes In the com
pany's ollico as to what nights the largest
runs were sent out. The night of the rob
bery was ono of the heavy run nights , and
ho know almost to a dollar the amount ot
money In the run ; that several of his state
ments regarding the entrance ot Witrock to
the express car and tlio manner of the rob
bery were not correct ; that his story about
receiving letters from the robber purporting
to bo from Superintendent Danuell and
liouto Agent Barrett , was only partly true ,
and that numcious other of his sUtomants
were not correct , all going to show that ho
was In collusion with thn robbem. llowover ,
he was discharged , and to-day's dispatches
announce that ho has sued the Adams ex
press company for 3100,000.
BARNUM missed the opportunity ot a life
time In not making the discovery thus told
In a Washington special : The United States
man-of-war Galena arilvod at the navy yard
to-day from tlio tropics witli a cargo of mon
keys and curiosities for the Smithsonian In
stitution on board. Among other things is
the famous prehistoalc imago from the Easter
island , which Is considered as great a curi
osity as the obelisk ot Ktypt. It Is now two
years since Prof. Balrd lirst sot on foot ef
forts to secure ono of thosa Idols ,
when the United States stuamshlp
Mohican was directed to to to
Easter Island and secure ono. The
bland is In the eastern part of the
Pacific ocean , 2 , : 0 miles from the coast ot
South America. U is about eleven mlloi
long and six miles wide * with about a thou
sand inhabitants of the Polynesian race , who
are seldom visited by navigators. They are
are Christians , having been converted by
some Frencn missionaries In 1810. The Is
land contains several hundred of those
elgantic statues , the antiquity of which Is n
scaled book to ethnological students. Tha
present Inhabitants of the Island have no
tools with which to have carved them , not
moans with which to have moved then' . It
seems certain , theioforc , that thny are tin !
product ot somn former age. Native tradi
tion gives them a supernatural origin. " Tha
Cnrdlll Giant's ancestiy Is now known. Thh
last find settles it.
* *
At Grenada , Miss. , a pastor of a church
was shot by a commercial mm Tlio shootIng -
Ing occuircd In tlio "diuiiiinoi'.s" own house ,
the only witness liolnj , ' his wlfo. Just bo-
fine dying ( lie pronchor said that hi nlono
was to blauif. and asUod that the husband bu
unmolested Thcro should bo a certain limit
to the liillmnuy exlstlngbotwccn a pastor and
his Hook. The cleigyman who encourages
members of his church tocomo to him with
family matters or secret cares should not be
tolerated. Gossip should not bo permitted ,
und no familial Hy countenanced , especially
on the part of the female denomination. It
Is very easy for a woman , pious perhaps , but
sometimes very fioft and shallow , to coma
under the Influence of a pastor , bo roused ,
warmed , soothed , exalted , and she may Im
agine edllicd. In cour.itf of time mica
nctlou becomes a source ot annoy-
fttico and rorrow to both. It
mast liiully bo understood that what worldly
preachers and sentimental women rail 'com
munion of tnul * And 'kindred spirits , ' 'holy
sympathy , ' 'mu'.imi help' urul words In the
same strain Is not religion-It U not even re
ligious , It Is simply the lower nature , the
tuiiimu passion of one creature toward
another. Huu I lib Grenada woman thought
of | oy and pence and love and goodness ,
there would have been oue grate less and a
nusband happy and no doubt contented. Of
th scoundrel n ho had stolen the livery ot
the coutt o ! heaven to servo iLe devil la-i
nothing ueedbesaid.
During a recent cold spell a nun cama
IntoHcnovo , ! ' & . , froruTumaracK Swamp ,
brlnKing with him Koven ground \\ctit \ \
Tvhiou'he had found frozen to death a. ,
the mountain road leading to " "