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Contents of tlm Sunday Heo.
. General Telegraphic News.
auei ) . Telegraphic JNOWS. City News.
1'ngo ; ) . Special Advertisements.
Vauo 4. Editorials. Press Comments.
I'ngo 5. Lincoln News Miscellany Ad-
.l'nieO. Council Bluff * Nows. Miscellany.
rae 7. General and Local Markets. Ad
3aKO 8. General City News. Local Ad ver-
1'iiRO 0. Society in Omaha. Dr. McGlynn
- nd the Pope. Miscellany.
fagolO. The Powder River Country , by
Beneral James Brlsblti. Tlio Internal Con
dition ot Russia , In tbo Electric Field.
peculators of Dakota. Girls Uavo a Pur-
1'ago 11. The Drummer's Wlll.-In the
top nt Elk Mountain , by K. A. Eaton.-Re-
lltlous. Impieties , For Kxpoctant Bride
rooms. Honey for the Ladies , Connubial
Utes. Musical and Dramatic. Educational.
Pa e 1U. Bullet btrcwn Fields , by John T.
Bell. Singularities. Peppermint Drops.
An Innocent at the Races , by Clara Belle.
HroclliiK With the Spooks. Advcrtisu-
Jiow that the court has enjoined the
fraudulent printing contract the proper
course for the council to pursue is to
order the city clerk to invite fair cotupo
tltiou for thu ofllcial advertising.
HIus CLGVKLAND exhibited no small
hmount of heroiuism yesterday. She
bravely faced the multitude numbering
thousands , notwithstanding the fact she
bad a styo on her right eye. Brave little
SIGNS of peace and prosperity are grad
nally settling upon the brows of the
overworked farmer. The great grain
crop of the west is beginning to move ,
nd in return the glittering dollars will
well the pockets of tbo country folk.
YESTERDAY and the day before were
the warmest days ever known in many
localities. In Cleveland and Detroit the
'thermometer wont up several points
Wghor than was over before known
Within the memory of the oldest inhab
s HILTON'S left-handed defense of John
M. Thurstou's Chautauqua billingsgate
'oration is n most cruel piece of biting
i" ' 'parcasrn. ' The rich contralto voice of the
| f \J. P. oil-room orator will probably never
A' . , again bo heard at the Nebraska Sunday
ST. Louis does not intend to bo
thwartedin its efforts to Kccuro the pres
ence of President Cleveland and his wife
io that city in October during the fair.
Forlmps Tuttle will object to this. For
tnls insult the man from Iowa may do-
line to exhibit bis mammoth pumpkin
ftt the fair.
SUNSET Cox in a recent speech about
the rebel flag Incident , called General
Fairchild , commander of the Grand
Army , a donkey because bo opposed the
return of the Hags to the southern states.
jFrora Mr. Cox's standpoint General Fairchild -
child WM a donkoy. lie lost an arm
lighting far tlio union while Cox bravely
( remained with the homo guards and cop-
THK citizens of Washington are mak
ing oxtcnxlvo arrangements to give ox-
Governor Alexander U. Shophutd , com
monly known us "Boss" Shepherd , n
rousing reception on his arrival at the
Capital , where ho will permanently resldo
in the future , having abandoned the
Mining damps of Mexico. The reception
IB to bo tendered the veteran "Boss" in
recognition of his services in beautifying
and otherwise improving the city during
bis administration as govern or of ttio
district. This may produce pain and
anguish in tlio democratlo heart , and
give the party a now issue in the next
THE nsyfum for the insane at Ward's
"Iflaud , New York , was recently discov
ered to bo n Towksbury , and now the
. 'Mylum for similar unfortunates at Flat-
bush is found out to bo equally a place
f martyrdom. Horrible and brutal acts
> * l cruelly are reported , to have been the
common custom of the keepers and at-
itendauU In their dealings with the pa-
4hnts. It U a mockery upon tbo civillzv
jtlon of the day when such atrocities ns
these am disclosed , and the custodians of
Ike afflicted who maltreat them am en-
itltled to no mercy , but should sufltr
[ ntrymon in whom thoy7 9tly fool
crous degree ot pride , and who acorn
jo justifying the high character they
Ijoy nt home. Mr. lilalno has been
carrying himself with becoming dignity
since he landed in England , and appears
to have made an excellent impression
without especially seeking to do so.
Senator Ilnlo is another gentleman well
thought of nt homo who can bo trusted
not to do anything to depreciate the esti
mate in which distinguished Americans
nro held abroad , Ho is , of course , over
shadowed by the other Maine statesman ,
but ho has borne himself creditably , and
will contlnun to do so. Mr. Wayne
McVcagh is another who has tlono his
full share to sustain American character ,
At n recent dinner of the Savage
club , which wo understand to boone
ono of the most select organizations
of its kind in London , Mr. McVoagh
won the honors in in after-dinner speech
which was at once a surprise and delight
to those who hoard it , and which has re
ceived a great deal of complimentary
comment. The favorable impression
those gentlemen have made must satisfy
the English people that the countrymen
of their visitors have ulaccd no mistaken
estimate on thorn.
This trio of distinguished American
politicians will soon bo joined by another ,
the Nester among politicians , who at the
ripe ago of nearly ninety years , having
seen and learned all there is of politics
In his own land , has gone abroad to find
a now sensation in observing and study
ing the politics of England. On last
Thursday General Simon Cameron
sailed ! for Kuropo , in quest of pleasure
and knowledge , as the veteran him
self declared. His intention is to
vi'it Gladstone and Parnoll , and to study
the Irish question in all its details. Still
yielding to the politician's instinct which
has dominated his whole career , this man
of nearly ninety years braves an ocean
voyage and whatever of discomforts and
hardships may como of travel in order to
acquaint himself by personal observation
and association with foreign political
life. Finding nothing now or interest
ing in his own land , hn goes elsewhere to
gratify the insatiable desire for politics ,
which ho has fostered and fed for nearly
seventy years. Other men tire of the
conflicts of politics , when the years have
boon reached that should bring surcease
of care and passion and struggle , but not
so this veteran of the political arena , who
in the day of his greatest power was a
Hercules before whoso valor and prowess
the strongest opponents wont
down , and who oven since ho
ransfcrred his scoptro to much
ess able hands has not Tcmamed wholly
die. Behind the scenes the retired sov
ereign has moved many puppets which
his heir was unable to manipulate.
General Simon Cameron has been a
commanding figure in American politics
few mon have boon more so. For near
ly seventy years ho has stood as the
power and inspiration of successful poll-
tics in Pennsylvania , and by reason of
that position has exercised a strong and
positive influence upon the politics of the
nation. Possessing the political instinct
in its fullest devslopraont , with all the
conditions of temperament and will nec
essary to support it , ho followed its bid
ding aggressively and fearlessly. No
obstacles baffled him , ho was dismayed
by no dangers , ho hesitated at no labor.
Having the qualities and qualifications
of leadership , weaker mon yielded
willing submission to his com
mands or were forced to obey
them. Ho brooked no divided power and
required the absolute allegiance of his
followers. In a word , Simon Cameron
was in the period o ! his active career
in the fullest sense a politician aggressive -
sivo , fearless , sagacious , indefatigable ,
faithful to those who gave him their
faith , relentless to his enemies. Only
such a man could have for almost sev
enty years held the second state in the
union in bondage to his will.
As the reward of all his political ef
fort Mr. Cameron has been a United
States senator , a member of the cabinet ,
and represented the government at a
foreign court. Ho aspired to bo presi
dent in I860 , but finding his chances
hopuloss ho throw his mllucnco to Lin
coln as against Soward. Ho played the
part of Warwick again in 1870 , when
after an ineffectual support of Hart-
mnft he gave the vote of
Pennsylvania to Hayes in order
to boat Blaine. As a representative
American politician , who has served
under both the democratic and repub
lican standards , and knows our politics
as thoroughly as any man who has over
participated in them , General Simon
Cameron can bo commended to the polit
ical loaders of England as worthy of
their most distinguished consideration.
The governors of Massachusetts , Ver
mont , Connecticut , Pennsylvania and
New York have united in an invitation
for a mooting of representatives of all
the states and territories , to convene in
Now York on the 23d of next month , the
object being to Institute a movement for
a uniform system of rules aud practice
in the matter of the inter-state extradi
tion of fugitives from justice. The circu
lar sots forth that while the regulations
aud practice of the states in general maybe
bo considered substantially similar , they
are widely divergent in details and par
ticular requirements. The ill consequen
ces of this divergence are obvious. Flee
ing criminals are afforded a better op
portunity of escape than they would
have if a uniform system of extradition
prevailed , the officers of the law are put
to a great deal ol trouble that U often
perplexing , vexatious and dangerous
delays occur , and an unnecessary ex
pense is incurred. All those conditions
are more or less serious obstructions to
the prompt and effective execution of
justice , necessary both to the restraint
and pumisliment of crime. All means
necessary to the speediest practicable ap
plication of the law , avoiding all hind
rances not essential to obvlato injustice ,
are desirable , and the aim should bo to
reduce to the minimum the opportunities
of criminals to escape the consequences
of their acts.
There is of course a steady Inorea.se
of the criminal class , ami therefore ot
crimes , whllo the facilities of travel bo-
twovn the states enable the crlmiuals to
got easily and rapidly away from the
scone of their depredations , It fre
quently happens that only those wb , o have
committed the moro serious crimes are
pursued , chiefly , for the reason
tlcually moving about the
state to state , virtually protcctel
inharmonious system of oxtraditli
This system also affords to the class of
greater criminals opportunities of escape
nnd of organization to defeat justice
which they not Infrequently avail them
selves of. The organized raid on Cleve
land detectives who were convoying a
prisoner from Pittsburg a few months
ago , In which the urlsonor was released
nnd ono ot the detectives fatally injured ,
would probably not have occurred but
for the delay in obtaining extradition
papers. The several days required for
this purpose enabled the prisoner to com
municate with his trusted colleagues in
crime and they to rally to his
rescue , not hesitating at murder to
accomplish that object. On every
account it is desirable that
inter-state extradition laws shall bo slml-
pllflcd and harmonized , so that they shall
promote rather than impede justice. The
proposed mooting is therefore an impor
tant matter , which should receive tlio
earnest attention of the authorities of all
The national school association hold
its annual meeting at Chicago. Before
adjourning the convention adopted a
scries of resolutions which , in the main ,
are unobjectionable , but in no respect
Tlio recommendation that politics
should not enter into the election of
school officers is to bo com
mended. Politics should bo as
igidly excluded from school man
agement as sectarianism. Compulsory
ducation is ono among the numerous
ithor recommendations. The suggcs-
ion is crowing in popular favor , and
no which will bo ultimately adopted.
So long as the oooplo are taxed for the
npport of public schools elementary in-
truetion should be made universal. An
ippeal i made for n general advance in
.eachers , salaries , and a system of pon-
ilons for teachers who have become una
ble to continue professional labor by rea-
ion of advanced age. On this point much
nay be said. The average pay of teach-
srs Is doubtless too low but in Homo
ities , notably in Omaha , the teach
ers are the best paid class of
, vago workoM in the community.
The proposition to establish a retired
1st for teachers who have lost their health
or become too old to continue in the pro-
'esnion is worthy of consideration. It
may bo premature , but tlio tendency to
encourage men and women who excel in
any calling is gaining ground. The pol-
cy should however bo to pay good wages ,
usuro promotion to the meritorious and
efliciont , and inculcate industry , frugal
ly and thrift. A well paid teacher ought
; o be abto"to save and lay by enough in
the course of fifteen or twenty years to
bo iu a condition to retire without a pen
The legislatures are urged to nrovi defer
for teaching thu injurious effects of alco
hol nnd narcotics on the human system ,
to prohibit the sale of impure literature
and tobacco to the youth.
This is the sum aud substance of the
recommendations made to thu county by
the National Teachers' association.
Those who expected grand things from
this convention will bo sadly disap
Papers were road and hours given to
discussion , but iu the mam nothing prac
tical was suggested or proposed. Nearly
all the leading lights devoted themselves
to theoretical and speculative disserta
tion. The mass of the teachers were
mystified with philosophical theorems
and gorged with historical reminiscences
from away back. Tlio only exceptions
were thu discu = sion of manual training
and comparison of existing iclations between
twoen the common schools , colleges and
universities. The pretensions of the
latter and their tendency to an exalted
and luxurious system of over education
Education above all things should bo
made practical. In neglecting to formu
late or suggest nny method by which the
common school can bo improved and en
larged in its usefulness the convention
signally failed of any good purpose.
Sunday In the Army.
An attempt is being made for the rec
ognition and establishment of the iron-
modeled Sunday in the regular army. A
board of army officers has been in session
revising the army regulationsbut its work
has been retarded by the work of the
Puritan Suudayitos. The demand is that
parades and inspections shall bu sus
pended on Sunday.
The parades and inspections In the
army on Sunday are nothing more than
like coromonics on other days , unless it
bo the inspections are a little moro
thorough. The soldier is required to
keep clean on week days , to have his
equipments in order , Ills barracks clean ,
and there Is no reason why these same
ofllces should not be required of him on
Sunday , and his arms and barracks bo
inspected to sea that he has done as re
quired. Parades are a part of the mili
tary duty of n soldier , and ho is as much
on duty on Sunday as any other day.
The military exercises on Sunday while
differing of course from the Sunday
preparations and work obligatory in
civil life , are in fact just as much a part
and as necessary to the soldier's
life as the shaving , bathing
and other processes through
which the civilian gees to prepare him
self for the observance of Sunday ac
cording to his liking. Because the
soldier is paraded and inspeeled on Sun
day , bis church principles are not cur
tailed. He can go to church if ho wants
to , and the church service in the post
chapel is just as long as it is in the ca
thedral , church or mooting house of city ,
town or village. His parade and inspoo
tion interferes with neither the devotion
nor occupation of anybody else , for
everybody when the parade occurs is en
gaged in it.
Reform may bo in order in tha army ,
but the attempt to do away with Sunday
dross parades is uncalled for.
THE project of a motor railway in
Omaha and the probability that electric
ity will bo employed gives local interest
to the recent experiments In New York
with an electric motor in propelling
street cars. The results of these trial *
were very satisfactory , showing that en-
Y. JULY 17 , 1887.-TWELVE PAGES.S
css'haB boon lumlo in the
jtrlo force to street
W Tho' ' JAllcn system was
York , that being regarded
I simple , economical nnd ofll-
ffth a single motor n speed of
Ivo to fiftcdn miles was obtained ,
'running can btf regulated 03 may
Bo"desired and withouttlio least dilllculty.
It Is said thnt a car < catl bo run by this
motor at a cost of $4.10 a dny , or a little
more than one-half tlio coat of horse
power. Running st'rcct ' cars by electric
motors is , howcvor'nolongcr ! n novelty.
Moro than 8,500,000 passengers
are carried annually in this
country in cars moved by this
power. In Montgomery , Ala. , elec
tricity is used on eleven miles of road ,
nt a cost one-half that of horse power ,
lloads on which electricity takes the
plaro of horses are found in Baltimore ,
Los Angeles , Port Huron , Detroit , Scranton -
ton , Appleton , Wis. , and Denver. Klco-
trie railways are in course of construc
tion or under contract in twelve other
cities , and in thirty-seven companies
have been formed or oilier stops taken for
the building of such roads. Upon none
of the roads now in operation in this
country , however , is force supplied by
storage batteries attached to the cars ,
In most cases power is communicated by
an overhead conductor. Moro than
3,000,000 passengers are carried every
year by electric railways In Europe.
THE man who said yesterday , "Is this
hot enough for you , " was shot on sight ,
and the coroner's jury rondorcd a ver
dict that it had served him right in the
Sarah Ucrnhardt has saved about 5300,000.
General Sherman has taken a cottage at
Lake George for the summer.
General Sherman Is yachting with E. A.
Bateman off the Maine coast.
William Waldorf Astor , ex-minister to
Italy , is called "Bill" by his father.
Dr. K. C. Flower , of Boston , has an Inter
est lirthe mines at Silver Cliff , Col. , which
he values at 814,000,000.
Mfss Daisy Garland , daughter of the attor
ney general , will make her debut In Wash
ington society next winter.
Berry Wall , king of the dudes , Is dressing
and undressing ten times a day for the bene
fit of the Lone Branch people.
Kentucky will Invite President Cleveland
to attend an industrial and commercial con
vention at Louisville , October 1.
Ex-Governor Pierce , of Dakota , will prob
ably accept the presidency of the Grand
Forks university la that territory.
Secretary Lamar's sqn , who now has a gov
ernment clerkship , 'Is net a briirht young
man , but an cxcollent baseball player.
The only surviving child ot the late
Judge Poland , of Vermont , is his daughter
Isabel , wife of A. E. Itankln. of St. Johns-
bury. ' ' 'I '
Mrs. James Brown' Voder's husband says
he Is "entirely satjsjled , ' , ' \\ith his wife's
career on the stage. If he wasn't it
wouldn't make much difference with the
tiiadame. i i
Mark Twain Is spending the summer at his
country homo near 'Klirilra , N. Y. , and is
justly engaged on a how book , lie Is rich ,
but he wants more money. lie does network
work for fun. 3 'f
Mr. George W. OhlldsiliM lately adcedto
tils valuable collection i of souvenirs the silk
hat that General Grant wore during his tour
around the world. The general's Initials In
Hold- plated letters are placed on the lining
Inside the crown.
General Batcheller , of Saratoga , has a
daughter only seventeen years os ago who
speaks seven languages fluently. She was
with her father when ho was judge of the In
ternational tribunal at Cairo , Kgypt , and
converses In Arabic bettor , If anything , than
shn does in English.
General Francis E. Spinner , formerly
treasurer of the United State ? , In greatly en
joying life in his tent home on Pablo beach ,
Florida. At eighty years of ago he In as
genial and hearty as ever , and welcomes
boats of visitors. He is a particularly suc
cessful fisherman , and envious rivals say
ID at when worms are scarce he uses his sig
nature for bait.
A new novel entitled "At the Mercy of
Tiberius , " by Augusta Evans Wilson , will
be published In September. For many years
Mrs. Wilson has been living in seclusion In
a beautiful suburban home near Mobile , Ala. ,
and It bus been understood that , in obedi
ence to her husband's wishes , she would
never again resume her Htotary work. Mrs.
Wilson , bettor known as Mt.ss Evans , repre
sents a school of southern fiction that has
passed away , while a fresher and better liter
ature Has taken Its place.
ODDS AM ) ENDS.
STOCK In the South Omaha Land company
Is a pretty good thing to have. It pays a
quarterly dividend of 2Z per cent.
THE announcement is again made that
Tom Murray will soon complete his building.
Murray's building and Krcly'a motor
ought to bo hitched up together.
JOH.V M. THOUSTON has gnno back to
Solrit Lako. Ho has had the wires cut so
that the Union Pacific investigating commit
tee can not reach him during ttie rest ot the
IT Is now the base ball fashion to sell tha
players just the same as a cattle king sells
lil.s live stock , but we haven't heard of any
body wanting to purchase moro than one or
two of the members of the Omaha club.
IT has recently been shown that the water
works cannot throw a stream to the top nf
our highest buildings. 'If the required can
not be secured , the probability is that steam
engines will have to bousou. (
THR public fountain (3 ( as * dry as a basket
of chips. Wo refer to thyono near the Omaha
National bank. It Is , now neither orna
mental nor useful , and.j U lit Is not to be
watered It ought to bo carto'd off to a junk
shop. > '
JUST BK.FOiiB Andrew Carlisle resigned
his position as book-keener for Jauios E.
Boyd about el jht years' go and wont south ,
he Invested $400 in Tptirkcres of ground
within the city limits , Ile'focontly returned
to Omaha and sold the'-property tor 510,000 ,
which ho has jelnvcstod" In Omaha real estate.
Itoss UAYMOXD , the newspaper man who
developed Into a notorious conildnnce worker ,
among whoso victims was Dr. Miller , of
Omaha , Is now behind the bars atSlngSlngJ
He Is the assistant librarian of the prison ,
and Is also an aide to the chaplain. This
would seem to imply , says an exchange , that
even within the prison walls ho has success
fully practiced his confidence game.
Gore Slight Have Stained tlio Jubilee.
It Is queer that Qneon Victoria did not
confer the Order of the Bath on some of
Buffalo Bill's Indians.
Practically Covers the Ground.
New York Tribune ,
High license with local option practically
COTWI the ground. Where cue will not
apply the other will. The Grst for the cities ,
the second for the country , small towns and
villages , offers each in its turn the policy
best adapted to existing conditions. Prohi
bition cannot , at least as yet , conquer appe
tite In cities.
tftio York IforM.
Perhaps Brlnskl , Grover Cleveland's army
substitute , would be willing to represent the
ircsldont at St , Louis for a consideration.
Preparing Tor nn Uniergnnoy.
St. Toufic | > ubt/fiin. /
The Canadian militia Is being reorganized ,
t is possible that the dominion Is expecting
another visit from Editor O'Brien.
At IP 0 ; leant J'/cni/iitir. / /
A young man going Into politics should
clvo his character to the devil and his pock-
itbook to his wife. When ho repents lie may
> o saved.
The editorial page of the SUNDAY OMAHA
inn was a credit to that city and the state.
Nothing so becomes a metropolitan paper as
a full and able editorial page.
A lllntto Mr. Ttmrston.
On lawyer's day at Crete , John M.
Thurston took advantage of the ooportunlty
o roast the press for the remarks It had made
concerning his visit to Minnesota when the
'acltic ralhvay commission wanted him. If
dr. Tliurslou would bo a little more honest
n his dealings the press would give no occa
sion to feel irrioved at its remarks.
Shakspcarc scorns to have been very
well up In most of the slang phrases of
ho present day. InV'Ilenry VIII. " wo
lave "too thin ; " in "King John , " "come
ofTt" and "you are too green and fresh : "
n "Winter's Talc , " "What ? Never ? "
xnd , although he docs not exactly use
.ho . exclamation rats ! wo have in "Ham-
et , " "A rat ! : x rail" which is pretty nnar
t. John liunyau used the phrase , "It is
i cold day" in connection with adver
Written for the Kuiiilnv lice by Lu n. Cake ,
Free as the fawn of her native plains ,
Dai ling of Omaha ,
oj'al the tint of the sky-bluo veins ,
Darling ot Omaha ,
Brown are her eyes and bright ,
Swift Is her step and light ,
And on her lips Is the red that tips
The rose that blooms whore the sunshine dips ,
And sweets no honey bee over sips-
Darling ot Omaha.
Darling of Omaha ,
Best girl you ever saw ,
And on the htieet she Is dressed so neat ,
Add looks so sweet as her dainty feet
Go tripping th' tune that your heart will
Darling of Omaha.
True Is the love of her merry heart ,
Darling of Omaha ,
Willing her hands for to do her cart ,
Darling of Omaha ,
Mother , sweetheart , or wife ,
Anchor and joy of life ,
Her eyes they'll beam like the starlight's
When all Is dark as a dungeon dream ,
And sweetly she'll murmur "Another Ice
cream , "
Darling ot Omaha.
NKii'HMAnA/iXK , published monthly
by Charles Scrlbner & Sous , N. Y. , prlcfl
per number "Scents.
The opening paper , a profusely illus
trated article on " i'ho Physical Proportions
tions of a Tpvical Man , " is from an ath
letic standpoint of value and to the gen
eral reader truly instructive. The fourth
installment of the unpublished letters of
Tliaokory appears in this number. Some
Illustrations of Napoleon and his Times"
by John C. Ropes , reaches hero the sec-
mid paper. It is illustrated with some
line now portraits of Napoleon , one of
which serves as the frontispiece to the
Junnniy Bascom is the name of a very
clover little love story. "A Girl's Life
Eighty Years Ago , " is told in a selection
of very interesting letters written by one
of the wittiest and cleverest women of
that time. The letters are reproduced as
she wrote them to her intimate friends.
They afford a fresh fountain of sparkling
wit and homely philosophy , such as is
seldom met. Tlio romaming articles are
us follows : "On an Old Road , " Charles
Markham ; "A Great Patience , " Edward
Iiomuus Stopheuson ; "Seth's Brother's
VYife , " ( chapters XXIV-XXV ) Hcrold
Frederic ; "Silent Sorrow , " Louise Chan
dler Moulton ; "French Traits The So
cial Instinct , " W. C. Brownell : "The
Owl. " Charles Lot'.n ' Hildrolh ; "A Peril
ous Incognito , " ( part I ) ( I. II. Boyesen.
THE FOUUM , a monthly magazine , published
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Prof. W. T. Harris , in a loading article
entitled "Henry George's Mistake about
Land , " confronts the great land reformer
with an array of statistics that contradict
the premises upon which Henry George
builds his entire theory. The position of
Mr. Harris is strong enough to demand
an nnswer. David A. Pee gives a very
instructive idea of the "Position of Can
ada , " from a political standpoint.
Prof. A. P. Peabody contributes this
month's installment of "Books thut
Helped M . " Grant Allen gives his idea
of "Whatis the Object of Life ? " Prof.
Newman Smyth asks a question which in
the light of recent discussion if of timely
import. That question is "Is Princeton
Humanizing ? " His suggestions are
clean cut and full of pertinent criticism of
the article by Prof. Patton in tlio Forum of
lust month entitled , "Is Andover Roman
izing ? " Mary Parmalco writes of the topic
"Relation , the Ultimate Truth. An elab
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Si Georg < i Mivarl. Park Bmvbium on
"Tho Infliction of the Death Penalty ; "
Alice H. Rhino on "Unco Prejudice at
Summer Resorts , " mid Professor Boyosno
on "Dangers of Unrestricted Immigra
tion , " complete the topio in this volume
of the Forum.
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The editress , Mrs. Martha J. Lamb ,
gives a very readable account of the im
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Iutionary patriot , in the London towur.
A full length portrait of Henry Laurons
adorns the number as a frontispiece.
General Arthur F. Dovoreaux presents a
graphic account of the famous charge ol
Pickott's nt Gettysburg. Ono of the
most valuublo papers that lias ever ap
peared in recent literature , is that con
tributed by Justin Winsor on "Man
uscript Sources of American History. "
John M. Bishop gives some very
useful information concerning the
"United States Mail Service. " "Tho
Biography of the River and Harbor Hill"
is told by Albert 1J. Hart , Ph. 1) . A cur-
ions contribution is thatofGeo. K. tester -
tor , on the very curious subject. "Journ
alism Among the Cherokee Indians. "
Minor Topics , Notes , Queries , and the
other regular departments are replete
with interesting and instructive matter.
"Wir > E AWAKK published monthly at Hoston
by D. Lothrop & Co , Price 2.40 a year.
The July WIDK AWAKE ought to bo put
in tho. hands of every youngster in the
land , for it opens with u Jong and do-
lightfnl account ot " Washington 'A Boy
hood , Pursuits nnd Companions. " writ-
by William F. Caruo , a citizen of the old
village of Dolhavcn , whore the young
Washington lived in his early years. The
paper is full of anecdotes and traits of
the great president. It has & full-page
illustration by Howard Pylo. A stirring
Fourth of July story. "The U.so of It , " is
from the pun of Mrs. Harriet A.
Choovor , "I'ho Story of Kocdon
BluflV by Charles Egbert
Craddock , is very fresh ami
bright iu 1U humor , nnd very
strong ami novel in its plot. Its manly
mountain boys are now models of manll-
ticss and chivalry. The Harvard annex
has n long article to itself from the pen
of ono of its graduates , Miss Fronio
Marie Urooks : "How Ono 'Annex Maitl"
Megan Her Career ; " it is fully illustrated
and will bo interesting to those young
women who desire tt Harvard college
education , iiml also to the general pub
lic. The Queen's Jubilee is commemor
ated by n pretty pair of anecdotes from
tlio pen ot an Englishwoman , Mrs. Raymond
mend Blatliayt , which is accompanied by
n full page engraving of thjo famous
sitting statute of tlio queen , by Bochm ,
which st-inds in the grand vestibule ut
Windsor castle ; the article is entitled
"Every Inch a Queen. " "Tho Secrets at
Rosoludlos. " The Indian Mound serial
by Mrs. Chathervvood , nnd "Tho Lost
Medicine of tlio Utes , " the western
serial by Mrs. Cliampnoy , are ilelightitil
this month. Mrs. Harriet Pruscott
Spoflbnl's "Halladsof Authors , " is nuont
Cowpor.und is called "Bnsido the Ouso , "
finely illustrated bv Garrott. The La
Rose Blanche War-times .story is entitled
"Poor Whltoy" and relates to ono of the
Mount Vernon candlesticks of Washing
ton's time , and describes : i plantation
fete and an episode of the war. There is
a good pleco ot biography in the "Suc
cessful Women" .series , about Dr. llaohcl
Littler Hodlny , the dean of the Phila
delphia Women's Medical college , also
much bright verso and picture.
The Ceitury inaga/Jnu published monthly
by the Century company , New York. Price ,
34.00 a year.
The opening paper , entitled "Wild
Flowers , " by John Burroughs , is an
analytical account of the llowers that
may bo found in any delightful ramble
among the wild meadows and forests
in these hot and sultry days. An
other pastoral study is uflonled in the article
ticlo on "Sportsman's Music , " by W.
J. Henderson , giving pictures of live
game birds and recording their musical
notes. A very droll and amusing paper
is that of "Animal Locomotion in the
Muybridgo Photographs , " in which the
tricking and kicking mule , athleticu ,
jumping , etc. , nro given in the progres
sive stages of action. Mr. II. S. Edwards
writes a very amusing storv entitled
"Sister Todhuiitcr'H Heart. " It is gro
tesquely illustrated. Stockton's "Hun
dredth Man" is continued.
Tlio Lincoln History closes up the Kan
sas troubles and discusses their corol
lary , the "Lincoln-Douglas Debate. "
Interesting and unpublished letters by
Lincoln and Greely are given. Bowing
with becoming humility like good Amer
icans before tlio common fotieu the hu
morist , readers who are interested in
Lincoln will yet not lail to see how neces
sary to a knowledge of the president it is
to know the political soil and atmosphere
which made him what ho was. At the
same time the conviction that Messrs.
Nicholay and Hay nro the custodians of
much of the most personal nud intimate
inside history of Lincoln's administra
tion may well stimulate the impatient
curiosity of the public. The veteran his
torian George Bancroft adds to the his
torical value ot the number by recount
ing "An Incident in the Lifo of John
Adams , " to which there are added portraits
traits of Adams and Oliver Ellsworth.
The War Serins , followed since the
start by the closest attention of thous
ands , compasses this month the hundred
days of battle in "Tho struggle for At
lanta , " compactly narrated by General
O. O. Howard , with a two-pace letter
from General Sherman , regarding "Tho
March to the Sea , " while in the next
number , General Joboph E. Johnston.his
opponent , is to write of the tight against
Sherman. Short communications appear
from General Hunt , in pply to General
Walker on "Iho Question of Command
nt Cemetery Ridgo/'and from General
H. V. Boynton on the late Colonel R. R.
Scott ami his work on the war records.
"Christian Science" nnd "Mind Cure , "
by Dr. Buckloy. ami "Tho Potential Energy -
orgy of 1'ood , by Professor Atwatoraro
two papers of a suggestive and valuable
by exports in the investigations which
they record. The volume ends with the
regular features full of interesting mut
A. PlttsbnrR Company to Blake an
The extraordinary development of the
electric railway system which has taken
place within the last few months has
naturally lead to ft number of inquiries
as to when carnages will bo propelled by
electricity. A company has boon formed
in Pittsburg for the purpose of running
carriages upon the sumo plan as now
adopted in many places for street cars.
and before the end of the year it will
probably bo known what the advantages
of the now svbtom may bo. Four years
ago Dr. J. R. Finnoy , of Pittsburg , took
out a number of patents covering a sys
tem of running carriages through the
streets by olcctricitv taKen from an ovor-
heud wiro. Tlio system to bo used is but
little different from that described in the
iinnoy patents , and is very similar to that
used by existing lines of street
cars which run by electricity
taken from an overhead wiro. In
the carriages to bo used the motor is
placed under the back scat and is con
nected with the overhead wire by n short
wire running to u "traveller , " similar to
that with which street cars ivro con
nected. The connecting wire between
the carriage und the little "traveller , "
which runs aloiif ; the overhead wire , is
lone enough andlloxiblo enough to al
low the carriage to bu run from one flido
of the street to the other , and the trav
eller itself may bo r move from the over
head wire whenever the driver of the
carriage wishes to disconnect it entirely.
The dlflicultics of the problem to bo
solved were many , owing to the weight
of the motor mid the bad roads of our
American cities. Every imgrovomont
which tends to lighten ttio weight of the
electric motor is a step in advance for
the electric carriage. It will bo possible
that nil the carrlgo may have to travel
at the same rate of spued us the horse
csra do now , but us that ratu may bo
faster than the average hor.so speed , this
would bo no objection in a small town or
village. In case of aecidont or stoppage
for any cause the carriage may bo dis
connected ; so long as it is in connection
with the main wire , it can bo run up to
the sidewalk , turned around , or moved
la nny direction tlio length of its con
Ono of Now York's bust experts said
to-dnv , in speaking of the possibilities of
Iho Finnoy system : "Mueh will depcno
upon the smoothness of the roads over
which the carriages will be run. Given
u perfectly smooth pavement , such ns
our asphalt , and there need be no dif
ficulty whatever. With n block pavo-
mcnt it requires from three to four times
the power to run a oarrhigo us on rails ,
and on an ordinary turnpike the power
expended is from live to six tunes as
great. The motor to run an ordinary
carriage holding four persons need not
weigh more than "M pounds , and in this
respect tlio over-head wire system is
vastly superior to any use of u storage
battery as wu hava it at present , tor if to
too weight of thu motor we have to add
the weight of the storage battery , which
iii as yet a very heavy apparatus , the
carriage would necessarily bo voTy
strong and require the heaviest kind of
framing , axles and wheels. I'ho present
ulliciuiicy of the electric motor u so gruat
that almost anything is td be hoped
from its intelligent use. The latest Her.
ures of recent careful tests given lt of *
tlcicncy as 03 per cent. ; that is to Bayt
that of the ulectrlu power put into the
motor , it will give back 03 per cent.
This is extraordinarily high as compared
to the steam Miginc , which returns
nbotit 15 per cent of the value of the coal
burned. When wo come to compare the
cost of running a light carriage by cloo'
trlcity from nu overhead wire with the
cost of horse power , it will bo seen that
there is a groatur margin in favor of
electricity thim when street cars nro
talked about , for the car company uses
its hordes to the best mlva'utago ,
while Iho private owner may
not got morn than half the available
work out of his carriage horse. As to the
manner in wluoli people could pay tor
the service by electricity , that is still n
matter for discussion. It Is quite possi
ble that in small towns the same over
head wires which are used for the street
cars might bo used for carriages.
"If the storage battery can bo made
much lighter tlmii nt present , and scarce
a day passes that wo do not hoar of some
step in this direction , it will , of course ,
como into use for light carriages. In thla
connection the use of water power and
windmill power is of great Importance ,
Within thu lust year the improvements in
storage batteries and in dynamos which
food them , have been such an to warrant
any one in believing that in the very
near future we shall see windmills useu
to htoro up energy which can bo em
ployed for lighting or for running car *
Hugos. One dllliotilty has boon the
trouble in making n dynamo which
wo.ild start and .stop automatically , but
that is being rapidly overcome. Th'ostor-
ago battery in connection with the wind ,
mills muy liavu n future impontnnoo of
which wo scarcely dream iu furnishing
cheap power ana light. "
STYLES FOR "DRESSY
Wlint Fnshlonnblo People Will Won *
In CnntH , WnlBtco.ttH. Scarfr , Etc.
There is no tendency to change the
length of waistcoats , and all collars uro
made light on the turn.
The one-button cutaway , known hero
ns the "English walking co.it , " is and
will continue to be a staple favorite.
The desire for lower rolls in coats will
effect the double-breasted frock even for
winter wear , and the roll will bo to the
The two-button cutaway is a now coat
which has at once taken its pluoo in
fashionable favor , and has many good
features to recommend it.
Dutiblo-broastcd frock coats will bo
short both in the wal.st and skirt lengths ,
u' ' < nil overcoats have boon growing
shorter during the last two years.
There are two marked departures In
style of routs for the coming season , con
sisting , firstly , in changes of roll , and
secondly in number of buttons em
In trousers there is a general tendency
to adopt eighteen inches knee and eigh
teen inches bottom fur medium-sized
mon. They are made with very littla
The length of a doubio-broastod frock
for a man of live feet eight inches will
bo from thirty-six to thirty-seven inches
and that of the overcoat from thirty-seven
The turns an . notches in coats have
not grown perceptibly in width , while
lightness and grace are Indisponsiblo. Jrt
overcoats , however , very little of this
change has been effected.
In sack coats the three and four button
cutaway ( but much less sharply cutaway
than hitherto ) are good sellers , with a
roll of about live inches and no changes
in length from last season.
The downward development of roll
from the three inches of two years ago
has been marked , although gradual , until
u standard of five inches Ims boon adop
ted , with n tendency towards six.
In the way of fancy overcoats , eto. ,
the long uistor sack will bo u favorite.
To such garments , when trimmed with
fur collars and cull's , loop trimmings will
bo used considerably iu place of but
The shoulders of all coats have grown
slightly wider , and are made up soft
without stin'onlng. Sleeves dolino the
arm medium close and finite hollow on
tlio front seams , with culls medium
small and trimmed with two buttons and
Waistcoats roll considerably lower
than the coats , the latter possessing soft
fronts so as to roll free and display the
shirt bosom to croat advantage. The
number ot buttons on the coat front IIOH
been ( liminishdd and tha three-button
cutaway is rapidly usurping the place in
favor ot its four button proto-typo.
Although much has been written about
the prevalence of low cut vests , the fash
ion has not become general. The ten
dency is , undoubtedly , in this direction :
and when the masses begin to adopt such
a fasli'on probably cravats nud bows will
have a bifrrun. But hardly this season.
It will take at least another year.
The straight front sack coat , buttoning
jive and dnlining the figure medium close
is still popular. The ono button cutaway
sack is still a staple garment , but for
winter use wilt not be in great demand
In regard to the length of walking coats
there has been little or no change in tlio
length ofuis > t and skirts as regards last
For a period the small scarfs with an
elongated knot took well , then the de
mand subsided somewhat , only to come
in again when this style was made up in
the attractive patterns. The tecks and
four-in-hands nave enormous sale , and
notwithstanding tlio many handsome pat
terns ut a low price , the sale on finer
goods has not been interfered with , but
rather the best goods seem to sell the
LETTER FROM BUFFALO BILL , 1
An KntortainliiR Description of Ilia
The El Paso Inter-Republics of July 7
contains the following :
Colonel William Roy , of this city , an
old friend mitt comrade of Bufl'alo Bill ,
is in receipt of a frank and characteristic
letter from the great scout. It shows
conclusively that he IH the same Bill ,
liowo'nr fortune has smllnd. The letter
runs ns follows :
LO.NDO.V , Juno ! ! , 1S37. My Dear Colonel :
It was a genuine pleasant surprise to receive
your letter. I havn often thought of you and
wondered what had become nf jou. So Klad
you are still on top of the earth. Well , ever
since I Kot out of the mud hole In New Or
leans things have been cominj ; my vsny
pretty smooth and I have captured thin
country from the ntim-n down , and nm dolnx
thcmtotlm tune of $10,000 a day. Tnlk
about Bhow business , there never was riny-
thing like It over known and never will uo
again , and , with my Kurorican reputation ,
you can easily uuess the business i will do
when I net btrk to my own country.
It's pretty hard work with two or three
pcrfoimaiicosa day itiul the society racket ,
receptions , dinners , etc. No man , not oven
( /rant , uai rccclu.'il better than your humble
servant. I have dined with every one ol tlio
rojalty from Alnort , prince of Wales , down.
1 .sometimes wonder If tt Is the S.IIUH old 1)111 )
Cony , the bull \\lmclcer. Well , colonel , 1
still \Miar tlm stum : Hl/ed hat , and when I
make my pile I nm coming back to visit all
the old boys. If you meet anv nf them tnlf
tlntm 1 nlu't cot the IjlK-hcad worth a cent.
I am oviir htjo fur dust. Will be Klad to hear
from any of them , Write mo aunm. Your
old-time fildiid. BILL Couv.
Preparing Tor Cnnruloii ,
Nr.w I'OIIK , July 10. ( Special Telegram
to the JliiK.J Dm Tribune say * : Tim latest
feature In the Irish situation Is described In
our special cable dispatch. It Is a com en-
tlon , which the members for county Cork ,
headed by O'Hrlen , have called to consider
the best means ot defending the tenants
an lnst the combination which the Curie
landlords have made. The Idea Is likely to
be adopted tliioiKluiut Inihind. In vinw ol
the suppression of UHI Notional league , wbQi
coercion KOCJ lulo wlTucl.
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