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    THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY. 1 . 1887.-TWELVE PAGES * .
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that the actual circulation of tlui Dally Bee
for thn week ending Juno 10 , 1SS7 , was aa
follows :
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Eco Publishing company , that the actual
average daily circulation of the Dally Bee for
th month of for .Mine. 1SSG , 13.298
copies ; for .July , ISSn , 12,314 copies ;
for August , 18N8 , 12-lVt ( conies ; for Septem
ber , I860. 13o0 : ! copies ; for October , 18W ,
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Danunry 1887. Ifi.eO' copies ; for February.
187 , 11,108 copies ; for Afarch. 1887 , 14,400
conies ; for April , 1887 , U,310coplea ; for May ,
1887 , 11,227 copies.
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Contents of the Hominy Dec.
Pngol. Now JTork Herald Cablegrams
BpeclMs to the BKE. General Telegraphic
News.
Paso 3. Telegraphic News. City News.
Miscellany.
Page it. Special Advertisements.
Pniro 4. dltorlals.-Pollllcal Points.
Personalities. Local. The Chip Basket.
Fnco 3. Lincoln News Locals. Adver
tisements.
1'au'o 0. Council Bluffs News. Miscellany ,
-Advertisements.
II Paso 7. ( ieneral and Local Markets. Ad-
mtlsements.
Pace 8. General City News. Adver-
tlMments.
Fnco 0. Society In Omaha Tender Mem
orlea of Mexico , by Grneo Deano Hunt
rrcparinu for the Itevlew , by P. S. liratli.
_ Page 10. Solace for the Summering.
Woman's Extensive Sphere. Self-Made
. Women. Honey for the Ladles. Musical
nd Dramatic. Advertisements.
Pniro it. Hvmen's Hltchlnir Strap. Con-
imblalltles. Educational. Count fjolstoi.
Religious. Singularities. Impieties. Pep-
] * riiilnt Drops. Advortisomenta.
Page 19. The Electrical World.-Doan
Lanch. Bird Notes. For Sweet Charity's
Bake , by Clara Bnllo.-A Story of the Past
WIIKRK woa Ilumphroy Monyihan
When Soavoy wont out ?
UK. BIJAINK is in Lorn' ' " " loolctug
Interest upon Hullalo Bill's boom.
IK Scavy had not resigned yesterday.
Iho story would have been circulated to
day that ho was the original old man
Bonder.
TIIK New York World's balloon , which
grounded in a small Illinois town yester
day , may bo regarded , to all intents and
purposes , as a lizzie.
IN St. Loins to-day the Sunday law
foes into effect , but whether it will prove
iffectivo is a question agitating the minds
If the citizens of the spectral town.
TrtK report thatdynamito is to bo used
luring the queen's Jubilee , should cause
Iho czar of all the Russins to telegraph
kls congratulations to the queen.
THE adumbrant form of Sarah Bern-
tftrdt is by this time across the Atlantic.
Her son Maurice will doubtless write a
look on what ho knowa about America.
RHODE ISLAND will oxpcrimont with
krohihition , while the local officials will
K > called upon to experiment with those
Mho drink the cxlulerating elixirs con-
Vary to law.
Tin : Boston Advertiser writes a column
to favor of maintaining the political
parties. Few object to such a plan , but
the maintenance of some politicians has
boon looked upon as suicidal.
TUB legislature of California recently
Macted a law making adulteration of
Wino a misdemeanor. Unfortunately ,
California wines are generally adulterated
Mtsido of the wine cellars and outside of
the state.
ANOTHER train robbery is reported from
Xtoxus. When Colonel James loft Mis-
ouri , on account of its bad society , ho
Mid ho proposed to embark in an enter
prise in Texas. Ho is evidently proving
fee dead-head.
THK trial of the father of boodlors , Mr.
Jacob Sharp , appears to bo progressing
lowly. The distinguished gentleman
Will pass this bright Sabbath day in the
Lad low street jail the aarno place where
Boos Tweed died.
CHICAGO experienced fourteen fires in
BO day supposed to bo caused by the
xcessivo heat from the sun. This recalls
the idea of Ignatius Donnelly to the ef
fect that the great Chicago fire of ' 71
was caused by the tail of a comet.
Now that Scavey haa stopped down
find out wo expect to see the great ex
pounders of the charter , who claimed
that Soavoy was only personating chicl
of police , take off their hats and bow to
McDonald , who holds his commission
and gets his title to the olllco from the
Mae authority. It makes a great differ
nee how you expound the law.
THE Missouri legislature Is ccrtalnlj
Ot regarded as a thine of beauty or a
Joy forever. Tbo Bnlil Knobbors , who es-
. aped conviction by the Christian county
( rand jury have served notice upon the
lingering statesmen , at Jofl'urson City ,
IHatunlosa they adjourn by Juno 85 ,
DM entire army of Bad | Knobbors will
elare war and diiband them in the
Sweet Hlxteen.
THK IAtr/r UEK made ih advent I *
Omaha bixtoen years ago to-day. It was
Issued as a trcn distribution dodger , from
a dinpy old job ofllco without the usual
high-sounding prospectus full of great
promises coupled with the nJsuranco that
it had been destined to till n "long-felt
want. " Nobody wanted it in those days ,
not even its editor and publisher , who
did not dream that ho had planted the
germ of ono of the great dailies of
America. To tell the whys and where
fores that impelled him to attempt this
enterprise would make a rather long
story which wo must defer for another
time. Suflicc it to say that no other
paper in America sixteen years old can
point btiuk to a more active and success
ful career , covering a period in
the history of Omaha nnd tlio state
that will ever bo memorable for its
fierce and bitter political strifes , marvel
ous industrial development and unpar-
tilled growth. It gees without saying
that the UKB has been a very important
factor in every political conflict fought in
Nebraska slnco 1371 , and has never failed
to cncourairii every project and enter
prise that has contributed to tlio material
welfare of Nebraska and mudo Omaha
the chief commercial center in the upper
Missouri valley.
Having made no fulsome promises at
its birth , the BIE : is not disposed now to
give a blanket mortgage on the future.
Its destiny is bound up nnd linked for
ever with that of the city and state in
which it has lived and nourished. What
ever befalls them must also affect it in
the years to come.
Omaha nnd the State.
The ingenious nnd designing cfl'orts of
the local press at the state capital to ar
ray the state against COmahn. in the con
troversy over railroad rates , arc not likely
to enlist popular sympathy. The nssur-
anco that tlio light Lincoln is making
against the "outrageous oppressions and
exactions of the railroads1' is the light of
the state against Omaha is decidedly
g.inzy. The "outrageous oppressions
and exactions" which Lincoln complains
of consist chiclly in the fact that the rail
roads decline to concede to Lin
coin the same rate to and
from Chicago and St. Louis
which arc accorded to shippers at Omaha
and other points on the Missouri river.
It is not a question of exorbitant charges ,
but a demand for unjust discrimination
in favor of tlio Lincoln jobber as against
the merchants who are compelled to com
pete with him on unequal terms west of
Lincoln.
In other words this is purely a local
fight on the part of Lincoln in which the
balance of the state has not the remotest
interest. Omaha has suffered more from
"oppressive exactions" at the hands
of railroads than Lincoln , but
she makes no pretense of lighting the
battles of the whole state as against a
common enemy , and docs not designate
as that enemy ono of the great cities of
the stato. The people of the Htato nt
largo are interested fully as much in the
growth of the metropolis as they are in
that of the Capital city. Omaha pays
one-tenth of the entire state tax , which
goes a good way toward mnintakiing the
state institutions at Lincoln. , . nuha'H
marvelous giowth Illlt uono more
to advertise Nebraska abroad than
all other agencies combined. She
has become a great financial centre ,
from which every city and village in the
state draws more or less capital for local
investment and enterprise , and she has
with her own resources established grent
packing-houses and stock-yards , which
afford a profitable and constant home
market for the cattle-raiser and farmer.
Within less than live years this market
will absorb the.greater part of the cattle
product , not only of Nebraska and Wy
oming , but of western Iowa and southern
Dakota.
The attempt to array the whole state
against Omaha , under any pretext , is su
premely selfish , short-sighted nnd abor
tive. Whatever cripples Omaha cripples
Nebraska. A man may cut off his nose
to spite his face , but the operation would
not improve his digestion. "
The Board nnd the Schools.
It will soon be the duty of the board of
education to choose a superintendent of
tlio schools , elect teachers , prescribe
whatever new regulations the expanding
system may require , and provide for
needed reforms. Wo take it that every
member of the board is duly sensible of
the responsibility that attaches to this
duty , and that their action will bo guided
by what to their nest judgment appears
to be for the highest interest and welfare
of the public schools. Omaha has much
to be proud of in connection with her
pchool system. Wo have no doubt it will
compare favorably in character and
results with that of most other cities of
the country , or at least of the west. But
it is not without faults and defects , some
of which are quite serious , nnd which
being capable of remedy , gen
erally with little difficulty , ought
to be promptly and thoroughly
removed. 'Moreover , education Is pro
gressive , and wo must not bo entirely
content with things as they have been eras
as they are until it haa boon demonstrated
that they cannot bo improved upon. Allover
ever the country there is a tendency to
leave some of the old ruts that have been
so long followed in this most vital matter
of public education , and to partially re
model the structure , so as to put it more
nearly in consonance with the newer
ideas of what is necessary to bo taught
in the schools of the people. We shall
not hero oven suggest the several direc
tions of this movement , but it is the duty
of enligh'toncd educators and those hav
ing charge of the interests of popular
education here to acquaint themselves
with this tendency and its directions , and
to consider and determine how far it maybe
bo desirable and practical to follow them.
There are several practical considera
tions relating to discipline and ef
ficiency in the conduct of the schools
which may properly bo suggested. First
among these in importance is the neces
sity of clothing the superintendent with
the full responsibility in the manage
ment of the schools , in determining the
qualifications of teachers , and for the of-
ticlonoy of those subordinate to him. In
no ether way is it possible to secure and
maintain discipline and the thorough at
tention of all to their respective duties ,
A divided responsibility , giving warranl
for a feeling that recourse may bo taken
at any time , for whatever reason , to n
hi ghcr authority , must bo destructive ol
that prompt and willing obedience whict
is essential to harmony , the .orderly pur
suit of duty , ' and complete efficiency
There mnst bo confidence in the judg
ment nnd integrity of the superin
tendent , and no man unworthy of
such confidence should hold the po
sition. It has been a complaint
of the present superintendent , whoso
qualifications nrc unquestionable , and
.whose slnglo purpose wo believe to bo
the advancement of the schools in every
practical way , that his efforts to this end
have been frequently thwarted by the in
terposition of the board , with results
guucrally unsatisfactory and disadvanta
geous. Such a policy must in the nature of
things bo inimical to the wclfaro of the
schools. Let the superintendent be given
full responsibility In the line of his duty ,
nnd hold him to a strict accountability
for the faithful nnd judicious discharge of
that dnty. If more is required of him
than ono man in such n position can rea
sonably bo expected to do , give him an
assistant , keeping the entire responsi
bility , however , with the head.
There is reason to believe that some
weeding out will have to bo dona. There
arc teachers who have outlived their use
fulness ns such , nnd there are others who
arc hardly up to the standard that should
bo required. With regard to the former
it would bo much better in the long run
to pension them than to continue them in
service , while with respect to the latter
they may properly bo given nn op
portunity to better fit themselves for the
duties of teachers , if they desire to con
tinue in that vocation. Obviously the
schools must not bo made nn asylum for
the disabled or a nursery for incapablcs.
Young blood nnd well-trained brains are
essential to the best results in our schools
and to their continued welfare and pro
gress. Wo have no doubt that a more
rigid nnd careful examination of candi
dates for teachers should bo required.
The law is not defective with re
gard to this matter , but its
requirements are believed to bo loosely
complied with. The importance of re
form in this respectif the fault suggested
exists , will not be questioned. There arc
other considerations that might bo sug
gested , but wo have indicated these of
most vital importance and commend
them to the careful attention of the mem
bers of the board.
California's IVhont Crop.
The harvesting of the California wheat
crop this year is already begun in the
earlier districts. While the winter's rains
were not as plentiful as expected , yet the
yield from the great valleys promises to
bo very largo , far in advance of what the
most sanguine predicted in March nnd
April. While the papers of the coast are
now indulging in wholesale advertising
for their pccularly favored sections , ono
of them is honest enough to say , regard
ing their wheat crop that it will fall
short of what might have been expected
on general principles from a total rain
fall of nineteen inches at this central
point , wiiich represents pretty closely
'
the average of the stato. This quantity ,
or the smaller proportional ono in
any of the interior valleys , if
as evenly distributed as usual
would have snflicod for a large crop , but
the very inadequate spring rains coupled
with the tropical visitation last month
can be fairly expected to lead only to
such poor results as nro foreshadowed by
most of the rrcent reports.
It has been ono of the drawback ? of the
Golden State -experience almost total
failures in different crops , regularly every
other year , but it is now claimed that
with the increased attention paid to the
summer fallowing nnd the increased use
of irrigation , anything like an extreme
failure is now out of the question , even
in any part of the southern counties ,
where a wheat crop is likely to bo at
tempted.
Of the May estimates on this year's
crop , the Chronicle Kays , "some high au
thorities still count on a surplus of 1,000-
000 tons from this year's crop , but this
estimate is neither borne out by the press
dispatches nor by the published reports
of the Produce Exchange. The official
deduction from the latter is , in effect ,
that in the middle nnd southern
counties referred to the crop on the
whole will only reach half , while in
the northern counties it will about equal
that of last year. NoV , the closest esti
mate so far of last year's crop it * that of
the Washington departmentwhich places
it at 30,000,000 bushels. Then , according
to local calculations , two-thirds of this
quantity must bo credited to thn middle
nnd southern and one-third to the north
ern counties. It therefore follows that the
produce exchange estimate is 21,030.009
bushels , which , deducting 10,030,000 bush
els for seed nnd home consumptionleaves
a surplus of 14,000,000 bushels , or 8,400-
000 centals. This is independent of the
2,000,000 centals to bo carried over and
the imports from Oregon and Washing
ton territory , which nny pgain roach 1-
600,000 centals , making in all a grand
total of 13,000,000 centals , or 000,030 short
tons for export. But it is quite possible
that before harvesting is completed some
middle point between the two estimates
may yet bo fixed upon that will appeal
more strongly than cither to the final
judgment of the trade.
Fall of the Coke Syndicate.
There has been no recent industrial
event of greater general interest , or of
more significance as illustrating a prin
ciple , than the downfall of the coke syn
dicate in the Connellsvillo region of
Pennsylvania. Pursuing the course that
such monopolistic combinations always
do , this syndicate had steadily advanced
the price of coko. leaving labor in the
meanwhile wholly out of consideration ,
although it had asked to be better paid.
When the advance bad reached 33 per
cent the demand of labor for an increase
of wages became imperative , and being
refused a strike ensued. A tribunal of
arbitration decided against the strikers ,
as did also the executive board of the
Knights of Labor , but the men would not
submit. There was a general stoppage
of production , a number of furnaces
were blown out , and the Injury to the
iron Industry extended to other
branches of business. There was every
indication two weeks ago that this state
of affairs would bo long continued , with
stoidily increasing damage to the in
terests involved. The strikers , largely
composed of foreigners imported by the
syndicate , were very firm and resisted
all efforts to replace them with other
workmen.
The man to solve the difficulty was Mr.
Andrew Carnegie , and in order to do so
ho had to array ono syndicate against
another. Doing u member of both the
coke nnd the Uussemor stool syndicates
I ho decided to sacrifice the for.nor to the
. I latter , and he thereupon cabled to Uie
coke firm with which ho is identified to
grant the ndvnnco asked by the work *
men. It was simply a choice between
.osing money on thulr coke or closing
their manufacturing establishments with
steel rails at if 13 a ton , There was a
largo falling off in the production of
stocl rails during the month of
May , nnd the demand was so much in ex
cess of the supply that the deficiency had
to bo made up from Europe. There is a
profit in steel certain to overbalance any
possible loss on coke , nnd Mr. Carnegie
nnd his associate steel manufacturers
wcro too shrewd to close their establish
ments and permit the foreign manufac
turers to got nny share of this profit
rather than yield a small advance to the
: eke workers. Hence the coke syndicate
tvns made to surrender to the Bessemer
monopoly. ,
There is perhaps n lesson in thi.clr-
umstaneo for tlioso who contend that
ho protection policy is the bulwark of
nbor. It is this policy that enaCled the
able syndicate to advance the price of
t3 product one-third , but If this had not
reduced the opposition of another pro-
ectecl interest , brought about by the
ompctition of foreign steel m ami fact ti
ers it is more than probable that the
joke minors would not have been sue-
lessful , or if they Dually won , the strug
gle would have been greatly prolonged.
iVhcn the conflict became ono of mono
polies , labor was incidentally bcnclitted.
n this case it was not protection that
iiclpud labor , but foreign competition in
despite of protection.
Honoring tlio Actor * .
*
"Good , my lord , will y * > " sec the play-
jrs well bestow'd ? Do j'ou hear , let
horn be well used ; for these are the ab-
trncts nnd brief chronicles of the timo.
After your death you had better have a
bad epitaph than their ill report while
on live. " So said Hamlet to old Palo-
nius , reflecting the sentiment of Shako-
ipcare's time , but in these modern days
ho actor is hold In lighter esteem. That
ho dramatic profession is not without
loner in this practical ago , however ,
bund novel illustration in the reception
and luncheon given the actors by the
ord mayor of London last Wednesday.
The event was not only unique , but ex
ceedingly interesting alike in what oc
curred nnd in its sugzcstivoness. There
ivore present these who had once illumed
ho stages with the brilliancy of their tal
ents , and ] many more who nro contrib
uting to its worth and glory
to-day. It was a gay and merry throng ,
and we may bt sure there was enough of
wit and wisdom distilled to make a vol
ume of rare reading. The lord mayor ,
who was recently made a baronet and
lias been celebrating the honor , in happy
terms told his guests that the luncheon
was an acknowledgment of a debt of
gratitude , and Mr. Irving , in most
graceful speech , showed thut ho is quite
as competent to think for himself as to
interpret the thoughts of others.
Perhaps there was no precedent for
this affair. Wo do not remember ever
to have read of any other lord mayor
loing anything at all like it. So much
the more credit , therefore , should ho of
to-day have for a finer and jnstor dis
crimination than his predecessors. But
actors in England have not in the past
lacked distinguished favor , r.ot only of
ord mayors nnd the lesser lights of no
bility , but of royalty. Garrick was more
lonorod than any actor has been since
lis dny , and that wonderful man was
worthy of it all. But John Philip Kcm-
blo , Edmund Kcan , his son Charles Kcan ,
Macrcady , and a number of others , had
entre to the very highest circles of Eng
lish aristocracy. And it is not recorded
that any one of them ever abused what
then was esteemed the first of earthly
privileges. The stngo has its share of
the base and the shallow , and unfortu
nately by these it is often judged ; but
it also has true nnd noble men and
women who art worthy to be honored by
any station in life. Tlio lord mayor's en
tertainment of the actors does not make
this truth any stronger , but it does pro
claim it.
TUB Now York boodle aldermen who
are sojourning in Montreal , are accord
ing to a correspondent "thoroughly
sick of their prolonged residence there
and will bo heartily glad wh6n they can
once more return to New York. The
useless , idle existence they are leading
and the almost total lack of amusement
has a dampening effect on their spirits.
Day after day they may ba seen loafing
around hotels , smoking cigars , and look
ing listless and dissatisfied. None of
them have been received into society. "
This should bo a timely warning to all
boodlcrs. Even after escaping the vin
dictive vengeance of the outraged law ,
to know that in a foreign country a cold
shoulder is turned , it is little if any bot-
thau a prison life.
AMONG the varied boasts and claims of
Kansas'City , the Star says the literary
taste of that community ranks far above
that of other cities , and offers as its evi
dence the alleged fact that "Bon Hnr , "
"Lcs Misorablcs" and "Monto Cristo"
are among the books most frequently in
demand at tlio public library in that city.
For just what reason people of Kansas
City read Wallace's "Ben Hur" wo can
not imagine , unless 'ti for the excellent
contrast it furnishes' ' Tjlioro are many
unrcformed Jean Val Jeans there holding
up the populace at nighits , which doubt
less explains their 'lovo'Ior ' "Los Miser-
ablcs , " and when wq'reinombor that the
inflated town wants ho earth , it at once
makes plain their deration for "Monte
Cristo , " whose boasf was that the world
was his. u' * '
THE Denver Jicptlllican says other
places in Colorado offer better opportun
ities to young men tluin Denver. Omaha
presents to the young man the same
chance and guarantees' ' the same privi
leges as are enjoyed1 Iftrolder men.
The Pennsylvania republican convention
will probably be held in Ilarrlsburi ; Auzust
17.
Iowa politicians are cucsalng at what Gen
eral Wearer will do next. Tbo labor party
has dropped him.
The Manitoba lAglalature has passed a bill
giving to all females who are property own
ers the right to vote at municipal elections.
The Baltimore American 8ays that if the
president goes to St. Louis , as rumored , ho
will swing around tlio circle or all the west
ern cities.
The election next August on a prohibition
amendment In Texas will be thn climax of a
campaign more exciting than one for the
choice of state officer * .
There U a 'disagreement between the re
publican senate nnd the democratic house of
the Ithodo Island legislature as to when a
constitutional convention should beheld ,
A Boston contemporary propounds the
full-faced query , "What Is economy/ ' Econ
omy , them fair barbarian. Is the watchword
of the present administration ,
The entire democratic state administration
of Texas Is solidly against the prohibition
amendment nnd It Is tislnt ; Its tnflucnco to
brim ; about n defeat of the proposition at the
August elections.
The prohibitionists propose to spend 330-
000 In this year's campaign In the state of
New York. Added to what the brewers and
liquor dealers will contribute , that sum
ought to enliven the proceedings apprecia
bly.
bly.Gath
Gath quotes an ex-cabinet officer as saylns :
"Bob Lincoln Is a great drat more ot a man
than ho Kets credit for among politicians , but
1 sinccriily bcliovo ho Is the only man In this
country to whom the presidential nomination
would come without any satisfaction. 1
believe that he would decline it. "
PEKSONAIjlTIK9.
The duchess of Cumberland is still qultn
Insane , but her physical condition has Im
proved , and sue has had nuuy lucid Inter
vals.
vals.Ladles
Ladles will be Interested In knowing that
2115 ! was realized during March 'at ' Port
Elizabeth , Soutli Africa , from the sale of os-
tilcli feathers.
When Dr. Oliver WendcllHolmrs wants to
road ono of his poems In public ho has it
printed in Inrgo typo In unbound sheets.
Boston loves its Holmes.
The princess of Wales has completely sub-
( lui'dilio great chlof nnd the big braves of
the Wild West show. Buffalo Bill yields her ,
It is said , undisguised honing ! ! .
John Hay says lie nnd six others know who
wrote the "Breadwinners , " but that they are
pledced not to "give It away. " The book has
been a well-kept library sccict.
Lruly Randolph Churchill intends bringing
her hpsbnnd over to America this year. So
tlio ongdees say She desire to Inoculate
Handy with a little republicanism.
Sirs. Henry Wood used her nen fluently
and profitably. Hur estate at the time of her
death was valued at StW > ,000. Her greatest
revenue came from "East Lyno. "
Mrs. Langtry intends to write Boetry when
she visits YosemitH valley. The big trees , she
, hopes , may iusplro her. Whatever the Lily
wrjton will bo published on silk , with lace
edges.
Matthew Arnold says that the best Kngllah
is spoken by well-bred Englishwomen.
Matthew has never heard n Ho osier girl
chopping up United States with a set of store
teeth.
Mrs. Henry Ward Beechcr will pass the
summer with her daughter , at Stamford ,
Conn. She bears up bravely In the face of
her great sorrow , but she Is the widow of a
bravo man.
Miss Anthony , lawyer , of Dublin , the only
lady law ) or at the Irish capital , abandoned
her .suit against the editor ot tlio Irish Times
because ono of the jury laughed. Uow dif
ferently would our own Susan B. Anthony
have acted. She would hare marked that
juryman.
Governor Hill , of New York , Is a lover of
eood music. He had placed In the executive
mansion at Albany a piano valvod at S 1,500.
it Is proper to state "hero and now" that
Governor Hill does not play the piano him
self.
Down-Easter Git tin' a Nebraska Homo
H'rtm/or ! ( Vie Sunday lice by Lu U. Cake ,
I.
A square , hearty hug ye give mo wife ;
You're glad I'm.back It seems ,
An' so am I , too , I've thought bout you ,
Been seeiu' ye in my dreams.
I've got our land though , half section , wife ,
Pre-emption an' timber claim ,
An' when 1 provo up six months from now ,
I'll ttko ; a homestead the samu.
ir.
Whar 'bouts ? In Nebraska , course It Is ,
Way out whar folks back hero ,
Thinks nothln' but Injuns an' cactus grows ,
An't rains only once n year.
1 heeid It so longl thought so , too ,
That's why when you coaxed ma so ,
1 spto the neighbors "Iknow'ts no good ,
I'll go to please her , you know. "
in.
But when I got thar an' need tlio soil ,
Smooth prairies as rich as cream ,
The green bottom lands a stretch ! n' out ,
With timber along the stream ;
The cattle an' shcnp , the fluids of grain ,
My head jest begin to buzz ,
I looked an * I looked until I gasped
"Waal , what a iliim fool i wuzl"
IV.
For miles an * for more they ride an * plow ,
No stumps not a stun In sight ,
Keep goln' until the furrow's so long ,
They never git back till nlcht.
The do all the work with machines out thar ,
One boss will jest pull more load ,
Thau two kin pull here , for man an' beast
Life ain't secli an up-hill road.
Bo hardships out thar same's evcrywhar ,
But , Pollv , a few rough days.
Unit bettor bo stood an' git n home ,
Than drudgin' 'roud'hero always.
Wti'll wear ourselves out where Ian as soliigh
A poor man has got no show ;
Out thar It is free , and we'll have some ,
Fer the children.1 * ' sake you know ,
They'll hive a chance when they're grown ,
out thar ,
They'll have but a poor ono here ,
A slavln' to Ilvu from hand to mouth ,
As wo'vn done from year to year.
Ono year moru an' Tom kin take a claim ,
1 wish every child was twin ,
WoM spread out the fam'Iy over claims
An' take a whole township In.
So git yourself ready , Polly dear ,
To pull for the golden West ,
I'vo found us a home that's all our own ,
The rdaco that I know's the best , ,
Hight out in Nebraska , choice of all ,
An' close by a county scat , '
I've got us two claims will make us a homo
That Eden Itself can't boat.
Why 01(1 Mnlils Prefer Cnta.
Ifew llttven Keies.
Miss Hltono says she can't take "Piigey"
to the beach this summer. Ho barked at the
wrong time the other day and spoiled a pro
posal.
A Master I'lcoo.
Hon. John M. Thayer Is the most polished
and cultural gentleman that ever graced the
gubernatorial chair of Nelirasks. His speech
to the middle class of tlio high school In this
city , last week , was a master piece ot elo-
quecc } . _ _
Just Out of Roach.
TJ-7JI ( [ .
It Is now that the childlike , Impulsive sou
of Italy comes round with his ble organ at 0
a. ru. and plays .selections from the "Mi
kado" under your chamber window for ono
consecutive hour.
A I'errlem Prophet.
St. IMUU Republican.
There will still be cakes and ale In spltu of
blue laws and blnu coats to attempt to en
force them. There will likewise bo base
ball , brass bands , benr and a number ol
other things as long aa tlio people want them.
The Unwritten llulc.
HViuue UaiMc.
Hon. Geo. W. E. Dorsoy has been giving
It dead away to a Chicago Interviewer thai
ex-Sunator Van Wyck has the largest tollow-
lri ) ( of any man In Nebraska , and that ho
may make It uncomfortably warm tor Man *
demon and Thurston two years honco. Ho
furthersays that the unwritten rule of only
onn term for senators will-probably defeat
Sanderson oven as It did Van Wyck. George
W. E. Isn't much of a statesman , buthcseoms
o bo pretty well posted on Nebraska politics.
How Are the Mighty Pallon.
Detrall Journal ,
A few years njto one of the staunchest crit
ics and assailants ot the power of r.itlroad
corporations was Charles Francis Adams , of
Massachusetts. His papers , his utterances ,
were bold nnd scourging , llo was fearless
In his attacks upon the rascally methods by
which railroad wreckers and speculators ac
quired their fortunes. To aplko his ( runs ho
was made president oC the Union Pacific
road , llo has never fired n shot since.
llcstoro tlio Plunder.
Kiinnu CUM Sldr ,
As land grabbers railroads have shown
enormous capacity. They have not only
taken nil that legally belonged to them , but
have been willing to help themselves to the
public's possessions. If Land Commis
sioner Sparks Is correct , nnd It Is presumed
that ho speaks from the books , the Burling
ton A Missouri Kivor railroad has received
land patents for 200,000 acres more than It
was entitled to under the grants to It. This
alleged plundering of the public domain
calls for restitution. Uallroads nro public
blessings , but they must remember that they
cannot Jionestly lake n foot more of laud
than the law allows.
Still Advancing.
SI.xrtif * GliiJie-Dcmocrat.
The boom In real estate throughout the
west has lost something of the unprecedented
impetus of n month no , but It has not by
nny means reached the point of reaction.
There Is still a healthy nnd steady tendency
toward higher prices , ana the volume of in
vestment continues to bo larger than has
been known In any previous year. The coun
try has nn abundance of surplus money , nnd
real estate offers the best opportunity for Its
profitable Investment. Wo may , therefore ,
expect the boom to be prolonged , particularly
In towns and cities which have achieved n
lecltlmnto and substantial form of
prosperity.
TUB CHIP BASKET.
WHKX sin : roMis : HOMI : .
When she. comes Lome again ? A thousand
ways
I fashion , to myself , the tenderness
Of my glad welcome : 1 shall tremble yes ;
Anil touch her , as when lirst In the old
days
I touched her girlish hand , nor dared up
raise
Minn eyes , such was my faint heart's sweet
dlstiess.
Then silence : And the pcrfimio of her
dress ;
The room will sway n little , nnd a haze
Cloy oyeslzht soul-Blent , even fora space ;
And tears yes ; nnd the ache hero in the
throat.
To know that I so III deserve the place
Her arms make for me : and the Bobbing
note
1 stay with kisses , cro the tearful face
Again la hidden In the old embrace.
James UTUlcomb Rllcy.
Tills , though , Is the way a married woman
put it up while her husband was away at
lodge :
WHKN ITK COMKS HOSIE.
When he comes homo against a thousand
ways
I fashion to myself , the festive sport ot my
mad welcome. I shall drub him , yes ;
And pull his hair , as In tlio old days
Mam used to wallop pap.
Then silence : The perfume of his breath ;
To him the room will sway a little , and a
n hazn
Cloy his eyesight for a week or two
If I but trot n chance to heave at him
The old potato masher ,
To know that he so well deserves it all ,
Fills mo with fiendish glee and the swag
gering brute
I'll pound full black and blue ere his rum-
colored fnco
Acaln Is hidden In the old embrace of his
two gallon jug.
THE pled piper of Ilamelln was the first
man who was ever justified In crying rats.
BENJAMIN F. Bim.in : Is a blacksmith In
Colton , California , and a fraud In Massa
chusetts.
A GEonniA legislator proposes to tax cats
ten cents per head , and the salvation army
caterwaul free 1
A ror.H , "bn the Back Porch My Cat Is
Yaullng , " Is respectfully decilned\vitli ; the ad
vice to heave a brick nt It.
KDITOI : Gn ADV has a base ball club named
after him. Fnmo comes to men like tlio
cholera morbus In cucumber time.
UAISOX Tr.NNYSox gives pout as a reason
for not writing an ode. Maybe if ho would
quit writing poetry with his feet he could
write poetry.
GOVEIINOI : ToitnK.sof Sonora , A.T.has Is
sued n proclamation olteringa reward of S-VX )
for the head of each hostile. Ap.iclio. And up
to this date them has been no "Trust" formed
In the Apache head business.
A UKSpEitAno known as "Dago .loo , " was
taken from the officers nnd lynched by n
mob near Austin , Miss. , Monday , nnd yet
some neoplo will Insist that there Is nothing
In a name.
Is Garfield cminty , C l. . there an * 1,100 un
married men and only twenty-eight unmar
ried women. Here Is a clmnco for 1,0 ? !
youiu ladies to Improve nn opportunity.
And It Is said that opportunities are not
plentiful.
EmvAiin EvKiir.TT HAM : told the stu
dents of Cornell that the best opportunity ot
studying human nature was tn bu had by en
tering the profession of school master. Ed
ward Everett perhaps never undertook to
run for ollice.
TIIK most plausible theory of the Impure
milk which has poisoned the York state
pcoplo would bo that the pump handle was
broken. The Idna that sorao cows In tlui
neighborhood had hoof rot has no connec
tion with Urn case.
I.v the town of Harrison , WIs. , last week
nn old lady was arrested for pasturing her
cow In the road and lined $ ' ' and costs. After
f > he had paid up she produced n basket of
rotten eggs and proceeded to pelt the man
who complained of her. Here Is a lesson
and a moral earnestly and hopefully offered
to the town cow of Nebraska City.
Tm : following Improbable story Is going
the rounds of the eastern press :
It Is stated that a younz lady In Nebraska ,
who was sittliR' on a spring lounire. with her
lover wns struck with lightning nnd killed.
The lover was unharmed.
The true btury Is that two lovers were sit
ting on a lounge , and a hungry dog that was
waltlngand watching on the front Htep was
struck by lightning and killed , and the lovers
were not unarmed.
A MKTRomo stone weighing at least two
tons , recently fell near St. Joseph , Ind.bury
ing Itself tifteiju feet In the ground. The
most singular thing about these meteoric
stones Is that they never etrlko n candidate
for office or an amateur poet. To drlvo a
poet fifteen fuel In the ground and leave two
tons of stone oo him , all'at a single mbvr ,
would bo an achievement that gods would
efivy and the ctitiro populace applaud ,
OF n former follow cltl7.cn , known ns tha
free-for-all excursionist , the Chicago News
of a recjnt date anys : "Loyal L. Smith , who
attracted generAl attention two years ago
through his dry goods escapade tn Omaha
and subsequent trip to Canada , has been liv
ing In Chicago the past year , boarding nt the
IVxlmitr lioiuo. llo was tn charge of n bucket-
shop. Telegrams trom Pulladulphla yester
day announced that Mr. Grlesmer , of the
firm of Glogurtfe Grtctmer , of that city , had
seen Smith In Chlc.ieo , and , having nn nc-
count against him , had sworn out a writ nnd
It Is expected that his arrest will follow
to-day.
Axltom to Hie cITcct Hint n robin has bulll
a nest In the mouth of ono of the 1'arrotl
guns that ornament the burial plat of the
t.Moiimiketn , la. , Grand Army post , recall !
the story of wheio , In Washington City , dur
Ing the darkest dayn of the rebellion , when
Lincoln and his tuiMed secretary , Stanton ,
wcro closeted ono day In a room In the wilt !
house , eagerly \\onderlng what the otitcomi
would be , and earnestly discussing the seri
ous question ; n drunken nrllst , for a Ions
ime a privileged character nt the mansion ,
reeled into the room nnd sat down by n table.
He remained in his drunken stupor several
minutes , \\hen he suddenly rose , for n
moment only , took his pencil and scrawled
on n plcco of paper :
"Oh , that some bird from the sunny south
Would build Its nest In the cannon's mouth
And stop It's terrlblo roar. "
CITV newspapers announce that
" numerous"
highwaymen are "dangerously
In that city nnd accordingly there Is a crying
demand for moro police. In one week three
citizens were "held up nnd robbed In ono
night. " The Tlinci Ia.shes itself Into iiiidun
excitement and presrilbes n code of ethics to
oe followed In case a lank 111311 with n bowlo
knife and n dark lantern suddenly springs
upon a consumptive cltUen who has nothing
on his person except town lot statistics and
n clearance lecord. It says
"don't shoot. " In that far-seeing
nnd fatherly fashion for which alt Kansas
City papers are esteemed nt homo and
abroad , It advises every citizen to arm him
self with n hickory club nnd n police whistle.
The Times continues :
The attack might como so sudden thai
neither of thuso could bo used , but them arc
nine eases In which a whlstlo could ho blown
or it blow struck with a cane to ono In which
n pistol could bo drawn and fired.
While It may or may not bo true that o
man who has no music In his soul will steal ,
them are fo\v citl/ens who would care to play
a tune from the old masters on a police
whistle , simply to ascertain whether n ills-
clplo of Jonathln Wlldo who had previously
demanded your money or vour life had
music in his soul. The boldest and bndest
man who ever robbed n coach or throttled
the throat of a lone pilgrim would fall down
nnd weep when ho thought of his modera
tion as compared with some of the real es
tate duals recently consumated in a town
where the papers are now denouncing high
waymen and yelling for moro police.
NOTES ABOUT OLD FOLKS.
Lowls Alton , a veteran of the war of 1813 ,
died at WhaleoIeMass.June | ' . ' , aged ninety *
ono years.
John Goodrich died June 4 , at Springfield ,
Mass. , aged eighty-live. Ho was a real estate
dealer , and highly esteemed.
General Baron Ungern Sturnbcrg , oue of
the Itusslan heroes of the Crimean campaign ,
died a few days ago in England , aged clghty-
three years.
The Hon. Sir Charles Cooper , Into chlof
justice ol South Austialin , died May 34 , at
his residence in Pultonoy struct , Bath , Eng
land , aged ninety-two.
A printer UD In Canada Is said to be loa
years old. Ho ha * made HO many typograph
ical errors during his career that ho Is afrnld
to die.
Kainh Day , n native of Dover , Mass. , died
In Boston , Juno 1 , nguit eighty-livo tears. Ho
was a carpenter , and erected , among other
buildings In Cambridge , Porter's hotel , llfiy-
two years ngo.
Kev. Bela Hicks , died nt Sandwich. 111. ,
JuncG. Ho was born In Stafford , July 2 ,
1707 , nnd was prominent In organizing most
ot the Baptist churches within a radius of
twenty miles of that place.
Lorenzo Dow Morris , need olghty-ouo
years , six months and eighteen days , died at
his lesldenco In White Hall , 111. . Wednes
day. Ho had been a resident of that county
about sixty years , and leaves nn estate
valued at about 810,000.
Tlio lit. Hon. Admiral Lord Edward Uus-
sell , C. B. , Is dead at tlio age. of eluhty-two.
The deceased oflicer , who was the son of the
sixth duke of Bedford , was a knight of thn
Legion of Honor , was naval aldiHlivcnmp to
the queen from 1810 to 18M , and sat n8 mem
ber of parliament for Tavlstock from 1841 to
1S17.
1S17.Dr.
Dr. AtiL'uat Plizmalrr , the eminent orient-
arist. died In Vienna lecently at the ago of
eighty. Dr. I'llzmaier was a very high
authority on Cliiueso and .lapane.su litera
ture nnd liistoiy , having devoted himself ex
clusively to the study of thcno subjects for
upwards of titty years. Ho wrote several
works on his favorite studies.
The death nt the ngo of elthty-threo years
is announced of tlio Vmi , 1'redeiick Twlstln-
ton-W ) kcliiun-KIennos , Lord Sa\o nnd Sole.
He. was thn thirteenth baron of that name ,
nnd the twentieth in descent from Geoffrey.
Lord Save , who was ono of the twonly-llvo
barons appointed to enforce the provisions
of Mngnn Charta. The lirst baron of Iho
Fleunes family was beheaded by Jnck CuUo
In 1-lJL
Frederick Jones , for half a century n re
spected clti/en ot Boston , Mass. . died In that
city. lime 7. llo was bom In Alliol , Mass. ,
August 111 , 180i : , being n descendant of Lewis
Jones , who .settled In Koxbury about 10. .
Ho has been n prominent lit ot ami shoe deal
er throughout nearly all his active business
career , nml has been mi honoied leader In
religious circles. Hii was n man of sound
judgment nnd very llburnl in his iilfts Ho
was < | ulet nnd retired and hold his friendships
ns lasting ones.
There appeared week bnforn last In the
obituary columns ot the Philadelphia Ledger L
notices of the deaths of lilti-en | er.sont * , hvu
men and ton women , who had lived to or be-
yoiid the ndvanceu ngoof 80 vi-ars , to-wlt :
Thomas Johnson , Wendell Wrlulit , Mary
King. Mary Vnuehn. Krlo McWilllams , W ) ;
Christiana Wlmrtouby. f'J ; John McAllister ,
Susan Thomas , Itoso O'Donnull , Nt : .la . a
StaaU , 31. Ficderlck Welle , Anna Kll/.a Ciir-
penter , b5 ; Margaret Kelly , 87 ; Maria Lyons ,
W ; Elizabeth Wolfe , tia.
During a thunderstorm at Ha/el ton ,
Pa. , lightning struch n penknife in the
hands of High Sheriff Xlerdt , who was
bathing in it tub. When ho eaino too
nothing but small splinters could bo
found of the tub ho had been bathing in ,
nnd the water it contained WHH equally
distributed over the tloor as if donu with
n mop in the hands of a scrubwoman.
The metal in the knife was melted. No
other evidence that the lightning had en
tered the room could be found ,
Colonel Beach , of Kirklin Valley , A. T. ,
is the owner of n tliroo-oycd colt. Kach
eye is in possession of nn upper und
lower eyelid , delicately fringed with eye
lashes , but whilu the two In the custom
ary locality diminish gradually toward '
thn outer edges of the head , tlut lids belonging -
longing to the middle e.yti look , when
cl6 u < l , like the segments of a circle. In
addition to three oye.s the colt H ports u
double set of nostrils , both of which nro
perfectly delined.
Percy Ashland , aged fourteen , of
Adrian , Mich. , has just returned homo
from nearly a 25.COU-milo trip the lust
year. Ho mndo his own way with a
bootblncK'8 kit. never rode a brnkebenru ,
nnd cenornllv found comfortable quar
ters in the caboose or baggage car. llo
pain no fair , but put up nt n hotel whim
he arrived in town. Ho is very bright ,
and well advanced in the common
brunches of ntuily. rends the newspapers ,
ud wrote hia mother regularly.