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TERMS OK sunscnrrriox :
Dftflr ( Moral j ? Edition ) Including Sunday
DKK , Ono Year . . . . . . . . . (10 03
for Blx Month ! . MiO
ForThrooMontlH . 860
Tlia OnittUn Hxndny tlr.r , inallod to uuy
Jdro-w , Ono Vcur. . . . 800
OMAHA Orrter. No. mi * vn Bin FAB-CAM Rrnrrr.
jiw YUUIC urnrir , UIIIIM t. ' , , Tin HUNK nttii.niNci.
. -All communications relating to news and edl-
ferial matter should bo luMrogsca to the KDI-
ton or TUB DKK.
All business lotion ami remittance ! ibould bo
MUrcH eil to Tim IICK I'uiu.isiilNii COMI-ANT ,
OMAHA. Drafts , chocks and posiolflce orders
to bo m do p ) ublo to the onltrof tbo company.
Sworn Statement of Circulation.
BUto of Nebraska , I . .
. fs > s-
County of DouzlM.
Oeo. II. TzschucK , secretary of The Bee
Publishing comtianv , doci solemnly swear
that the actual circulation of the Dallv Bee
( or the weekending Augusts , 13S.7 , was o
follows :
Btturdav.July 00. W.2
Hundftv. July 31 14.200
Monday. August 1 14.500
Tuesday. August 3 iv : ?
Wednesday , Augusta IH.hW )
Thursday. Auitust 4 IM.W
Friday , August 0 14,000
Average 11.079
Sworn to nnd subscribed In my presence
thin Gtli day of August , A. D. 1(87. (
N. P. FRIT , .
r8EAL.l Notary Public.
Btato of Nebraska , I . .
Douglas County , f8S
Oco. B. Tzschuck , being fln-t duly sworn ,
deposes and says that ho Is secretary of The
Bee Publishing company , that the actual
vern o dally circulation of the Dally lice for
the month nf July , 1880 , 12,314 copies ;
for August , lbs < 5 , 12.4OI copies ; for Septem
ber , ISbO , 13,030 coriles ; for October , ItfoO.
I2,9 9 copies ; for November. 1880 , 13.M
copies ; for December , lb80. copies ; for
January 1887 , 10'JCO copies ; for February ,
1887 , 14,198 copies ; for March. 1887 , 14,400
conies ; for April , 1887 , 14ilfl : copies ; for May ,
18S7 , 14,227 copies ; for June 1837 , 14,147
OEO. II. TzscirucK.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st
iayotJuly A. D. , 1887.
[ 8EAL.I N. P. FKIL. Notary Public ,
Contents of the Sunday IJeo.
Page 1. New York Herald Cables to the
Pace 3. Telegraphic .News. City News.
Page y. Special Advertisements.
Vage 4. Editorials. Political Points.
Press Comments Sunday Uosaip. By the
Bath Tub Uouto-Ciirrent Topics.
Page 5. Lincoln Letter In the Ante-
Kootn Miscellany Advertisements.
1'agoC. Council Bluffs News Miscellany
Page 7. General and Local Markets-
Paico 8. General City News Advertise
1'aiceO. Omaha Social News John Swln
ton on Strikes The Explosion of the Majoi
PaeelO. The Life of a Prospector , by J.
O. 8. Pepermlnt Drops Fan Sepcl In
Liverpool Aluslc and Dramatic The In
fluence of Books Memoirs of the Metropolis
Impieties Beauties of Los Angeles , by J
T. B.-Tho Small Boy.
Page 11. The Faith Cure Discussed , by
Francis Power Cobbe Siberian Diet-singu
larities Surrounded by Electricity Spark'
line Summer Smllcs-'l ho Shooting of btone-
wall Jackson Advertisements.
Paso 12. Maidens , tVlvns and Widows-
Honey for the Ladles -Kollgious Kduca
tlonal Some Matrimonial Stories Con
rnublalltles Advertisements.
TIIK Kansas City base ball club , it is
true , can play a little ball. They could
do bettor were they not so possessed of
the Kansas City spirit of hog.
SOME of our able local contemporaries
are very much wrought up regarding the
question of "associate editor. " From a
careful review of the columns of the able
journals discussing this very Important
subject , it would appear that both the
editor and the associate perform their
duties with ascend shovel.
FAUMKK H.VLLOWAV , the owner and
captain of the craft Mnnawn , which by
courtesy was termed a steam boat , ad
mitted yesterday before the coroner's
Jury that ho know nothing about steam
navigation , but had a fair knowledge of
the science of billing hay. Mr. Hallo-
Way should apply for a captaincy in the
American navy.
WituAM O'HuinN has published the
first of a series of letters called "Cana
dian Rights. " in the United Ireland. In
these ha will detail his experiences in his
recent crusade against the governor gen
eral of the dominion. Mr. O'Urlen iirst
won famons a nicy correspondent , and ho
trill no doubt pen an entertaining chapter
in the story of the contest for homo rule.
TIIU sugar industry of Louisana is de
clining. A New Orleans paper , review
ing the business of sugar-raibing for the
past iivo years , admits that it has bcon
steadily diminishing , and that the sugar
crop is barely half what it was at the
highest point. As Louisiana sugar is
protected agaiust foreign competition by
a duty of 70 per cent , the facts reported
by the New Orleans paper conclusively
how that in this case tariff protection
has not proved to bo a stimulant to de
SAN FKANCISCO takes the Iirst rank as
a divorce centre. According to the Call
of that city , it is doubtful if so largo a
proportion of marriages prove failures
in any other part of the world. That
Journal says that in San Francisco in
1885-87 , there wore 430 judgments ren
dered granting divorces , which is 40
mbovo the avertigo for the past live yearn.
Ai there were 3,1)77 ) licenses issued it may
be said roughly that there was one mar
riage dissolved for every seven that were
contracted. This is about the average
for the past five years.
WASIIINOTON will have next month the
most important gathering of medical
men over brought together on this conti
nent. This will bo the international
medical congress , composed of the most
eminent surgeons rnd physicians of all
nations , of which the session in Wash
ington will bo the ninth. These gather
ings , which have year by year increased
in importune * ) until now they have on-
lilted the active co-operation of leading
medical scientists the world over , are
usually hold in the capital city of tha se
lected country. It Is expected that.tho
* attendance at the coming , congress will
number five hundred , and among those
who will be sent as the representatives of
European governments aru a number
who enjoy world-wide fame. A consid
erable part of the proceedings will be in
the French language , and the congress
will ait in sections , so to speak , there
feting of course no hall 'largo enough to
accommodate the entire body. The sea-
. ten will J ta week. ' > . - . . ' ' ' . ' ' . . - . ; ' ;
Give the Boya * Clmrtcc.
What shall bo done xvlth the boys U an
extremely Important quostlon alike to
parents , society and the boys thonuclvc ? ,
and becomes graver and more urgent
every year. Nearly half of the last an
nual report of the bureau of statistics of
labor of the state of New York Is devoted
to boy and girl labor. The apparent ob
ject of the commissioner was to show
thut the widespread employment of this
kind of labor is an obstruction and a
hindrance to the material progress of the
country , and in a measure at least to
justify the anti-apprentice policy
quite general among workiiiRiuen.
He explains that ho was led to
examine this subject by the fact
that mechanics and artisans are moved
to put restrictions on apprentices by the
fear that if they do not limit the number
f boys at trade * they will soon bo com-
ollod to work at lower wages or por-
ans be thrown out of work altogether ,
'ho Inquiries and investigations of the
lommissloncr resulted In bringing to
other a largo array of statistics which
how that boy labor is always in largo
apply nnd that there Is also much of the
Imo a good demand for it. The natural
oncltision is that In many branches of
mployment this labor is brought into
ompetition with adult labor to the dis-
.dvantagc . of the latter , and this ap-
cars to bo berne out by the great
umber of advertisements for situations
cgularly appearing in the newspapers ,
n which nearly all departments of in-
lustry arc represented. While the New
ork commissioner makes plain his hos-
ility t Uio promiscuous employment of
boy and girl labor and his partial sym
patby at least with the restrictive policy
cgarding apprentices , hn is still forced
0 make the following admission : "Wo
nay as well look tin : fact square in the
ace that there is a ribing generation , and
hat it cannot bo allowed to grow up
ivithout industry and selt-sustainln
ubilitj- "
This pointedly presents the situation so
hat the least intelligent can comprehend
t. The boys are hero , and it is not only
1 duty to maintain them as boys , but to
) ormit them to acquire the practical
knowledge and ability necessary to their
sell-maintenance when they grow to bo
men , and to enable them to provide for the
boys who will fall to their care.V'c
should not act upon the sullish and nar
row principle that each generation must
akc cans of itsalf , for wo can only repay
what wo ourselves owe to the past
by making just and generous uro-
visions for enabling those who suc
ceed ns to secure whatever advantages
their ability and labor shall entitle them
o. It is the unfortunate tendency of
the youth of this generation to
avoid mechanical occupations , so
that instead of putting obstructions in
the way of the boys of to-day learning
trades they need to bo encouraged to do
so. There is a great excess of young men
n all of the large cities who are willing
to bo clerks , salesmen , or anything elsu
that does not involve manual labor , oven
though the service bo more exacting in
other respects and less profitable. The
professions arc full to ovorilowinc , with
thousands engaged in them who can
never hope to rise above mediocrity , and
scores of schools and colleges are adding
to the number every year. The American
youth has learned to regard manna
labor as unworthy of him , view
for which the folly and pride of parents
are largely and perhaps primarily re
spousiblo , and it is getting to bo inoro
and more the fact that this country must
depend for its skilled labor upon foreign
ers. If the prevailing tendency is per
mitted to go on unchecked it must inevitably
itably happen in time that the great ma
jority of native-born Americans will b <
lawyers , doctors , clerks and salesmen
while the vast mechanical industries will
bo operated by artisans from otlicr lands.
Such a prospect is not one to bo looked
upon with complacency , whether re
garded from the material or patriotic
standpoint , or both , tor the skill
and muscle that manage the in
dustrial power of the nation will most
surely control it financially and politi
A movement has recently been started
by two organizations. the master
plumbers and master painters , which
have held conventions m Chicago and
Now York , with the object of restoring
the apprentice system to whut they re
gard as a fair and just basis. The view
of the matter taken by the master paint
ers was expressed in a resolution , unani
mously adopted , asserting it to be the
duty of each master painter to have as
many apprentices as the state of his
business would warrant. The reso
lution contained a further provision
that an apprentice who served his full
term and proved himself prolicicnt should
be given a certificate setting forth his
capabilities. There was manifested a
unanimous determination on the part of
the members to return to the old system.
A similar spirit was shown in the con
vention of master plumbers. The results
of the movement will be regarded with a
great deal of interest. That it will en
counter a vigorous opposition is to bo ex
pected , but if pursued judiciously , with a
just regard lor all interests and not
solely with reference to advantages to
bo derived by the employers , it is
more than likely to bo successful. A
restoration of the old system in its en
tirety is probably out of the question , and
is perhaps not to bo doaired. Uut it is
possible to establish a fair basis on which
all parties in interest can moot without
disadvantage to either , but rathur to the
benefit of all. The selllshncss of one
party or the other will r > e the chief obsta
cle to reaching such a basis. It is oloar ,
however , that something must be done
to give the boys a chance.
The Fate of the Buodlers.
The penalties awarded the Chicago
boodlors by the jury are said to have
greatly surprised and disappointed the
prosecution , as doubtless they also did a
very large majority of the public. It is
to be expected that the twelve citizens
who endured the hardships of tho'jury '
box during the hottest weather Chicago
had known in a dozen years , patiently
listening to the wrangling of the law
yers and unflinchingly taking the poll
ings of the closing arguments , with
other privations such as only a juryman
kuow.s , all for a consideration not much
above the wa es of a day laborer ,
will now have to sutler the
ordeal ot being ruthlessly impaled on
numerous editorial pens and hold up to
public acorn and ridioulo aa men un
worthy to have bcon entrusted with , the
saored 'duly'of administering .justice , or
aifcllowii. incapable .of , understanding
the character of tho'crimo for which the
boodlurs wore tried. This Is the sort ot
treatment usually accorded to juries that
como short of public expectation , and it
will doubtless not bo omitted in this
case.Wo arc disposed to think , however ,
that the jury reached Its conclusions con
scientiously , and with careful and In
the main just discrimination. Kvory
one of the conspirators had the stain of
guilt fixed upon him , but It ought not to
bo surprising to any one who followed
the evidence that there should have been
a difference madu as to degrees of guilt
in order to justly apportion the
penalties. The law contemplates this
and presumes that there are grades of
conspiracy to defraud , the most aggra
vated form ot which it makes punishable
with imprisonment of only three years
nnd a fine of $1,000. Differences among
jurymen are often adjusted by compro
mise where there is a.chance of com
promise , and this doubtless ex
plains why no one of the boodlcrs re
ceived the full penalty. That the penal
ties are lighter than they should be is'tlio
fault of the law , which should have pro
scribed a three years' term of imprison
ment ns the minimum instead of the
maximum punishment , with the addition
of a much larger fine. The boodlcr can
Imrdly bo dealt with ted severely.
The conviction of the Chicago conspir
ators ought to serve as a wholesome
warning. There are men elsewhere
ivhoso official garments are as badly
soiled as those of the Cook county bood-
ers who should wisely determine to at
once mend their ways , lest at an unexpect
ed moment the lightning bolt descend on
: hom. The popular demand everywhere
s that the boodlors shall bo hunted down
uid punished , and those who permits in
: onspirinir , against the public for their
) crsonal gain are certain to bo overtaken
sooner or later and brought to an ac
counting. Varnell. Van 1'clt , McCarthy ,
and the rest of the Chicago conspirators
[ iavo their antitypes in nearly every con
siderable city in the country , and some
of them arc pretty certain to reach a
similar fate.
The Value ofCnllc < ; c lOduoatlon.
The nowly-lledaod college graduate
has now been fluttering about the country
for about a month. The old question as
to the value of a college education in the
actual alliiirs of the world will begin to
assume a personal interest for him. Ho
has hitherto treated it lightly , called it
nn old "chestnut" with the complacency
of youthful inexperience , and considered
it too absurd for serious consideration.
That anyone should doubt the cflicacy of
a college education , only showed to him
that there is still much ignorance in the
world which it will bo his task , perhaps ,
to dispel.
lint during the past months his eyes
have begun to open in some astonishment.
He has run against snags that jarred his
brains into an unwonted train of
The value of a college education to any
man must depend almost altogether upon
his character and the calling he means to
pursue ; upon the object he has in life. If
this is mainly to make a living , to take a
deliuitc place in the business enterprises
or the political evolutions that surround
his daily life , the education ho may have
acquired in college will be of no material
benefit to him. On the other hand , if he
has the capacity to become a prominent
figure in affairs cither national or local ,
a college education , every kind of educa
tion will aid him. Many sneer at a rol-
lego learning on general principles , but
this is no wiser than to form unreason
able expectations or make unreasonable
claims because of college training. Lin
coln might perhaps have boon stronger
than ho was m some respects had his
earlier advantages been better. There
was nothing to indicate that Clay wa
weakened because he was a college
The main thing is the character that
dominates a man. It is well known that
you cannot make a wise man of a tool by
shooting him through a college institu
tion from a financial catapult. The
strong nature will torce its way forward
to recognition and a definite place in life
bo it through collcgo or through the rude
surroundings of a pioneer life. A col
lege education will aid such a nature.
The instruction and experience a man
gains at our educational institutions
are not calculated in times
to aid him to nn immediate hold upon
the active all'airsof life. The time seems
even to have come when the possession
of a collcgo sheepskin is a detriment to
him. It has been proved that the gradu
ate must go through a course of special
training to bo fit for any special position ,
just as any one else must. Hence his ex
pectation to stop right into the promi
nent places at once is treated with con
tempt. It is a sign of the timns when
advertisements appear announcing that
the college graduate need not apply.
The fact is that American collcgo edu
cation leaves a man , in most cases ,
half educated but wholly disqualified -
qualified for trappling with the
stern problems ot existence. Hut
perhaps our institutions of learning , and
these who attend them , are not wholly to
blame for this. The tendency of the
times is to loolc upon life as an a Hair for
which we are in no way responsible ,
which in reality is not wortli the exer
tions required to maintain it , and which
it is well to pass through as easily as
possible. Our ancestors looked upon ex
istence hero on earth OH a matter of supreme
premo importance. Whatever exists
seemed to them fixed by the de
crees of heaven. A man born m
the humbler ranks of life con
sidered himself placed there by the
ruler of the universe and ho accepted the
toil , the privations of his life , as an allot
ment to him from all eternity , from
\jhlch ho had no business to try to
escape. Life was real , earnest , of infinite
The sentiment now is that life is not
worth living. Let us get rich as soon as
we can , by any means , and pass through
it as comfortably as possible. So none
now becomes an apprentice , or takes
years of pains to make himself qualified
for the calling ho wishes to follow.
The world is full of young men hunting
about for a "soft snap , " and existence has
become a universal scramble , without
dignity , repose or comfort.
In this scramble college education is of
little avail as a moans to attain most of
the eiuls of life. In iUolf , as a source of
intellectual enjoyment or satisfaction , it
has its value and inspmo , situations it is
indispensible , but in summing up the
quostlon it muot bu admitted that a col *
ego education at yio present day affords
little aid in making a living and little
ttmo is loft to enjoy , It ns an accomplish
ment , ti
A CONVENTION- which is likely to crcalo
some commotion in Catholic circles has
been called to meet irv. Chicago on the
Oth of September. 4t tto \ bo a conven
tion of German Catholics , and the object
is stated to bo to consider the differences
existing between the ( i or man and Irish
Catholics. The complaint of the former
appears to bo that 'thoy do not got equal
recognition , and tlipy .doslro to enforce
their claim by demonstrating the
strength of the German Catholics in the
United Status , who arc said to number
about two millions. The favor shown
to Irishmen in their appointment to dis
tinguished positions in the church In this
country scorns to bo achiof cause of com
plaint on the part'of the Germans , but
there are other causes of displeasure
which they think justify them In call
ing the convention. The feeling that
prevails was expressed by a Gorman
priest , who after reviewing the causes of
complaint , said : "I tell you these things
rntut bo remedied , or you may count the
next generation of Germans out of the
Catholic church. We have already berne
enough of this odious elimination from
the considerations of the church authori
ties , and the time is now ripe for an en
ergetic and persistent endeavor to right
our wrongs. Uomo will bo called on to
apply the proper remedies , and if she
'ails to act then I dread to think what
will become of our German people in
his country. " There would seem to bo
u this matter the conditions and the
spirit for serious conflict.
P the bullet headed editors of Kansas
City will devote more space to mortgages
: md unpaid judgments in their courts ,
and refrain from misrepresenting the
commercial prosperity of Omaha , they
will supply a long-felt want and at the
same time show a disposition to deal
fairly with their readers. Omaha is not
jealous because Kansas City presented to
the president a "plush covered" invita
tion to help out the boom. Omaha
did not have to send an in
vitation to Mr. Cleveland. As
uuch as one year ago the president
and his charming wife said they were
coming to Omaha this fall. It is only the
obscure , and unknown villages that find
t necessary to solicit subscriptions with'
which to pay for a gilt-edged invitation
to induce the president of the United
States to como within their boundaries.
Upon this question , as upon all others ,
this growing metropolis is able to take
care of itself , and in doing so it sacrifices
fices none of its dignity. President
Cleveland Is glad tocome hero , without
being coaxed and the people of Omaha
will bo equally glad to welcome him.
IN our special oablo dispatches this
morning will bo found ! an interesting
though , somewhat sensational plan as al
leged to have been , coijcoivod by Bis
marck for the acquisition1 Holland by
Gormanj' . The capturing of Holland by
the Dutch is familiar to almost every
school child ; but that Germany has now
sot its eagle eye in that' direction may bo
considered in the naturo.'of news.
"Anything to beat Foraker" is the demo
cratic policy this year in Ohio.
The mugwumps are making a faint effort
to be pleased with the civil-service plank of
the Ohio republicans.
Jefferson Davis says lie has no wish to en
ter publicllfe. That wish will always bo re
spected by the American people.
The watchword for the republican patty In
Now York in the coining camp-lien appears
to be "Harmony and Hope. "
Bon Butler has fully recovered from the
effects ot his fall last winter , but his presi
dential boom Is still unable to move.
The Ohio democrats are playing for
tliotamo stake as they did in 185. Uoocllo
Is trump , and the same dealer is now running
for governor.
The Union Labor candidates ran remark
ably well in Kentucky , and the democratic
claim that there is room for only two parties
In that state Hoems to have been upset.
Cicneial Edward J. Powell , ot Delaware ,
O. , the democratic nominee for governor , Is a
man about foitv-live ye.irs of ae , elect In
figure , with bright blue eyes , a icd head and
very pleasing manner.
Chicapo Mall : Jlr. Sherman Is now before
the countiy as the chosen candidate of his
slate , as he Is of a mUhty army ot republi
cans in other states tor the piesldency. En
tering the race with such an adventure , It
will take something more than bluster to
prevent his nomination ,
Chicago Tilbune : John if. Langstpn , ex-
minister to Liberia who Is said to havo' come
out In laver of FlUmuh Leo for vlco-piesl-
dont. is no lonirer snoKeii of by the demo
cratic papers as a "nkger. " Ho Is the dis
tinguished Proi. Laneston now.
A remarkable omission Is noticeable In the
platfoun adopted by the democratic conven
tion recently held at Cleveland , O. The
civil service retoi m nlank is absent , and not
even a crack In the joiners' woik Is lott to
show where the pretentious Impostor crawled
Sec That You Become One.
Ju'bjc ,
It Is pleasing In this weather to thlnlc of
the angels. For Instance , they needn't wear
any clothes but their wings.
Meant for Omaha C'oiincllmcn.
Toronto Olu/j / .
An unclaimed postal card lies In the Bow-
inanvillo postnfllce addro&sed to "the wicked
est man in the town. " -
Newspaper Alau l > Qscrlccd.
, lldilia Constitution.
The man who works every day in the week
Is a leading mqmbor of ( ( he , anti-poverty so
ciety. Industry , sobriety and economy are
the only lemodies for poverty.
Glvo the lllch JUaip a Show ,
Huston Vwfn
Andrew Carnegie tlilrjlcs { hat "public sen
timent will como to by that the man who
dies rich dies disgraced. ' ' As long as ho Is
not disgraced while ho lives rich , the man
will not bo greatly troubled/
Better Como Ito tmaha.
A Tucson ( Arizona ) restaurant advertises
to give-for dinner , chicken e'oup ' , roast mut
ton , turkey and pig , wltn mushroom sauce ,
chicken fricassee , boiled ham , oyster patties ,
jolly rolls , lemon pie , Ice-cream and cakes ,
all for Scents.
Bowiiro of f ho Toll Knil of a lloom.
San Frcuicltco Chronicle.
It Is of tha natuie of booms that , at their
tall end , operators of a sanguine tempera
ment como In who never can understand
that there is any ton to an upward move
ment ; they fall victims to their hopefulness.
College TralnliiK Uoea Count.
I'ltttbura DdpaUh.
A student at Vanderbllt university , In
Tennessee has just beat the world's record In
high klcklnc , having succeeded In hitting a
mark at the unprecedented height of nine
feet , three and one-half inohes. Andyet
some people believe a collc 6 training liu't
help to a yoiirte man *
Grammar Not n Specialty.
tVifcrtffu Trlljtinr.
Some sarcastic comment has been canted
by the fact that the Missouri delegation that
went to Washington recently had a banner
on the sldo of the c.\r chartered for the trip
containing the Inscription : "The people ot
St. Louis liultus the president to visit M.
Louis. " it should bti romomboroil , however ,
that Missouri's specialty Is not grammar ,
but colonels.
/ ; < ! MVircler Ittlcur
Asvo speed out of youth's sunny station
The track seems to shine In tno light ,
But It suddenly shoots over chasms
Or sinks Into tunnels of night.
And the hearts that \\ero biavo in the viorn-
Are llllril with repining and fears
As they pause at thn city ot sorrow
Or pass thio' the Valley of Tears.
But the road of this portions Journey
The hanu ot the Master has mrule ;
With all Its discomforts and dangers ,
We need not be sad or afraid.
Paths leading from light Into darkness ,
Ways plunging from gloom to despair ,
Wind out thro * the tunnels of midnight
To Holds that aio blooming and fair.
Tho' the rooks and the shadows surround us ,
Tho'e catch not one gleam of the day
Above us , fair citlos are laughing
And dipping white foot In some bay.
And always , eternal , forever ,
Down over the hills In the wes > t ,
The lust hnal end ot our joutnoy ,
There ll < > s the CJreat Station of Kest.
'TIs the Grand Central point of all railways ,
All mods centre here when they end ;
'TIs the Ilnal resort of all tourists.
All ilval lines meet here and blond.
All tickets , all mile-books , all passes ,
It stolen orbt'Kircd tor or boueht ,
On whatever road or division ,
Will bring you aUast to this spot.
If vou pause at the Cltv of Trouble
Or wait In the Valley of Tears ,
Bo patient , the train will move onward
And rush down the track ot the years.
Whatever the place Is you seek for ,
Whatever your aim or your quest ,
i'ou shall como nt the last with lejolcing
To the beautiful City of licst.
Ion shall store all your baggage and woirles ,
Vou shall feel pel feet peace In this realm ,
You shall sail with old friends on f.ilr
waters ,
With joy and dollirht at the helm.
Vou shall wandet In cool , fragrant gardens
With these who have loved you the best ,
And the hopes that were lost m life's
\ on shall him in the City of Host.
FRANK J. HAMOB has reason to feel proud
of his new building , In which he has placed
over SUW.OOU. It Is one of the handsomest
structures In the west , and Is au ornament to
the city. The architecture Is both bo.mtif ul
andstilklng , and at once commands atten
tion. The Interior is elegantly finished , and
Is supplied with every convenience. Them
are two passenger elevators , in the simo
shaft , for the use of the tenants and the
public. Every lloor and loom Is well lighted
and ventilated owing to a spacious rotunda
which extends from the ground floor to the
top story. The building Is completely wired
for electric lights and electric calls. The
watorwoiks system In this structure is admi
rably arranged , while the plmnbhu Is the
best and handsomest that could bo obtained.
The circumstances under which Mr. lUmafo
erected this building areproof of his public en
terprise as well as of his unbounded faith In
the tutiire of Omaha. It was largely duo to Mr'
Hamgo's entuiprlso that Mr. Joseph Sheoloy
concluded to put up a somewhat similar
building on his lot at the northeast corner of
Howard and Fifteenth.
The Omaha telephone exchange , now lo
cated In the ton story of the Kttngo building ,
Is claimed by Manager Drake to bo the finest
ana most perfect exchange In atho country.
The opeiutliiir room with Its new multiple
switch-boards , Is equipped for the service of
1,200 subscribers. The capacity can bo
readily Increased to 5,005. Eighteen young
ladles are employed as operators. The rfow
improvements have done away with the con
tinual shouting of "hello , " consequently the
operating room no lonsrer reminds ono of a
lunatic asylum. There Is no nolso or con
fusion , and the work of an oparator has been
made a very pleasant task to what it was
under the old "hello" arrangement. Under
the old system subscribers always
did their own calling. This was
not convenient with a multiple boird as or
dinarily operated. The new system has a
special clearing-out drop which only signals
by the action of a straight or direct current ,
alternating currents not affecting it. A
commutator placed In the subscribers boll
enables him , by pressing a button on the
side of the boll while turning the crank , to
drop the clearing-out annunciator. Without
pressing the button , ho cannot , of course , get
a signal to the central ofUco. This system
enables the operators to work very rapidly ,
while at the same tima they can attend to
double iho number of subscribers.
The switch-board Is of mahogany and the
ofllce Is furnished throughout very tastily.
At ono end of theoporatlmi room are a lunch
room and other conveniences for the oper
ators. At the opposite end Is a largo bay
window In the cornel ot the room allordlmr
a magnificent view up and down the streets
and over the buildings opposite to the valley
of the river and the hills beyond. Adjoining
the operating loom comes first the man
ager's ollico , next the stenographer's room ,
then the general manager's room , and further
on the book-kcoplnc department. The
woodwork Is of hard pine Mulshed In oil ,
with ground glass partitions between the
various departments. The whole arrange
ment Is exceedingly convenient and com
pact Beyond these rooms Is a largo and
well lighted room for directors' meetings.
In the basement of the building are the
stoic room , battciy loom and the linemen's
room. There are twcnty-nlno linemen em
ployed. In the rear of the building Is the
repair shop , In which the Instruments and
machinery are repaliod , some sixorsnvon
mechanics belm ; constantly employed at this
work. The telephone company employs
over ono hundred persons In Omaha.
Ix the south end of the third story of
Ramgo's building Is a beautiful hall , about
sixty-six feet square , well ventilated and
lighted on three sides. 'Iho public library
boaul are negotiating for the hall and two
'other adjoining rooms for the now homo of
the library. The location is central ,
access Is convenient , and probably
no better place could be secured tor the li
brary until the completion of the city hall , In
which permanent library rooms are to be pro
vided. The probability Is that the board will
rent tne rooms in the Itamgo building.
Fnnn NVE is very anxious to find the
whereabouts of the soul ot David Hodman.
If he will onlyadveitise In the want columns
of the Br.n , ho will no doubt receive an
answer to his inquiry. _
STAM.V.V stilt lives. His obituaries , which
have been read with a good deal of Interest ,
especlnllv by his old Omaha friends , have
been filed away for future use.
PAT O. HAWKS has been heard from. Ho
is In Kentucky. That accounts for the blacV
eye received by the democrats of that state.
HIHK : Is another pleasant piece of news
for Omaha. The West Davenport Furniture
company , which established a branch otlico
hero some months ago , has found Omaha
and Its tributary territory to bo a splendid
field , and It has determined to move Us entire -
tire plant to this city sometime during this
month. The company will purchase grounds
and put up a largo factory. It employs over
a hundred mechanics , and proposes to in
crease Its force.
EA.TOX , the pioneer photographer , who has
boon put of business .for some Httlo time ,
finally , revalued 'possession of his. gallery
yesterday , nftor ft lone ejectment litigation ,
While ho was looking oycr his fifty tlioil Mld
negative * , * representative of the Itni : asked
hl'ii whether ho had any specimens of the
nude art , after the lioaton stylo. Mr. Eaton
replied In the negative ; he had never taken
any such photographs. Ho was then asked
If ho had over had any applications from
uotncti to bo photographed In the latest
Boston stylo. Ho answered In the alllrma-
tlvo ; ho had had hundreds of such rcquojls.
COI.ONT.I , FitAjfic 12. Moonr.s has eroded a
liberty polo In front of his now residence ,
from which ho dally files tho.stars and stripes.
Colonel Moorca' patriotism Is only equalled by
his mania for playing with his garden hose
and watering his premises. From 9 o'clock
tilt midnight the chancus are that he can bo
found any pleasant evening throwing water.
Ono of his srcat enjoyments Is to throw a
stream over his liberty pole. The neighbors
say that the polo has begun to .sprout In con
sequence of this constant sprinkling.
ONI : of the most lomantlc and plcturrsquo
spots In this part of the west Is located Just
eouth of the southern city limits , a flioit dis
tance cast of the extension of Ninth street ,
it Is within the limits of the pioporty owned
by the South Omaha land syndicate. On
cither side of the deep canyon are tall and
majestic forest trees. The little stream run
ning down the canyon Is foimod by numer
ous springs \vhich gush forth from
the hillsides. The stieam has been
dammed up and a lake or reservoir of chw
spiiim water has also been formed. It Is
from this lake that the South Omnha stocic
yards are supplied with water , the pumping
house being located at the lake. Several pic
nics have been held in this delightful place ,
and all who have visited the spot have bcon
charmed with Its suiroundlngs. The South
Omaha land syndicate , at the suggestion ot
Mr. P. E. Her , proposes to make this
canyon and the Immediate vicinity
Into one of the most beautiful parks In the
countiy. Three lakes will bo constructed ,
and the grounds laid out In the most artistic
nnd picturesque manner by a landscape art
ist who has alieady bcon engaged for that
purpose. Nothing will bo left undone to
make this park a most attractive resort.
TIIR Br.K has rocnlvod a letter from a
Hooslor crank , who styles himself king of
England and proposes to regulate railway
atTalrs. It is to hn hoped that he will carry
out his level-headed intentions as oxpiesscd
In his letter , which Is as follows :
A. 1) . ISbT. E/i.a .
/ , nr-S-l.-J. have decided to
reduce the iaio on the Union Piicllicand
Ccntial Pacific railroads to ono cent pur
mile between Omaha and Sacramento on all
through and local rates. Also frelu-ht shall
bo rim led at the rate ot SI per hundred be
tween Om.ah.a , Kansas City ami .Saciainento.
lam determined that the road built at my ex
pense shall bo used tor the development of
the country thtoiigh which it runs and not
the enrichment of the directors. 1 am also tie-
tci mined that California shall have oupoitu-
nltles to market her produce on an oven footIng -
Ing with the other states east , which do not
prow one-half the line fruit and vegetables
that she dous. I .shall make the running
tlmo of passenger and freight trains i5 ! mile *
an hour.
( United
E/r.A , i Mates
( Heaven.
Klngot En.'land.
Upon the envplono E/ra , king ot England ,
writes this axiom : 'Tho theory that the ma
jority must rule would make hell light and
heaven wrong , for you all know that the ma
jority go to the former placo. "
HON. JOHN W. BooKWAi.Tiut , of Ohio , is
an extensive land owner In Nebraska. Ho
had intended to go to Europe this summer ,
but owing to the fact that tlio lallroads are
pushing through his lands and the country
in the vicinity of his largo possessions Is being -
ing rapidly settled up , he remained here and
cut up his land Into fnrms of ICO acres each.
Ho has leasud 125 of the < < o farms on long
term leases. The leaseholds vary In price
according to location. The farms near the
railroad are , of course , more valuable than
these icmoto from the line of transportation.
The rentals average about § 200 per > ear for
each tarm. "This Is much bettet , " says Mr.
Bookvvalter , "than farming on a largo scale ,
for several reasons. In the first place , It de
velops the country and makes the property
erty more valuable. In the next place It
makes each farmer an eventual settler , who
will want to buy the farm that ho has been
improving and making valuable. Then It is
more remuneiatlve. "
H'ritlfti for the .Sunday n-r li\l \ J. I" < ! / .
The recent escape of McOarlelo , In which
ho sustained the character of the lightning-
chance artist , as the theatrical people say ,
transferring himself from the American con
vict In Chicago to the American fiouman In
Canada , affords a theme for comment to the
average every-day mind , and the theme be
comes more puz/IIng in Its solution by the
recollection that the king-bee boodlrrs , from
Tweed , of Now York , to McOariglc , of Chicago
cage , made their escape while In construc
tive , not in actual imprisonment. Complicity
on the part ot the decamping booctlois' cus
todian must ba ontnitained only to bo
scouted , for In each individual case of bood-
ler lllght fiom constructive imprisonment ,
lull investigation has shown the characters of
the jailers as spotless as the iccoid ot Shorlll
Matson. Imposition of misplaced confidence
on the shot Ill's part must bo accepted as the
verdict exonerating him.
And this verdict Is full of grim humor in
the reflection that confidence should bo
placed in the honor ( ? ) of a thief. That the
man who could betray public trusts , coriupt
the Integrity of public officials , and plunder
his taxpaylng fullow-cltl/nns with the au
dacity ot a highway robber , should have
heroism enough to prefer the penance of his
guilt In striped clothes In a prison cell to
freedom In escape. Is so ridiculously droll
that a man In the throe * of cholera morbns
would forgot his misery a moment to srailo
at the thought. Vet the fact is that sheriffs
and court officers have over placed Implicit
conUdpncH In thn honor of big boodlcrs ,
charmed , as it wore , by the nerve , the dash
and iiohtessc olill'ic swagger of tlio men
who could steal like kings and spend Ilko
pi luces. Thus potty larceny j Is abhoncd ,
boodleism apostrophized.V .
Funnier than alt is the method ofMc-
Garlglo's escape , repeating faithfully the his
tory of boodle lllghts all over the country
and Its Imposition u pen a law officer at this
latoday , suggests the formation of a library
hlled with books called "chestnut" escape- , ,
wherein young officials may read as they
run. The bath-tub , as a channel for escapo.
Is IIUo thn drop game , three-card monte , and
thlmblo-rlg rackets , threadbareunrt should tie
so well known by jailors and constables that
the meio sugtce-jtlon of the ailaxe , "Cleanli
ness Is next to godliness , " should bu hiilll-
clent to cause thorn to "turn In" a general
alarm. The only wonder Is that a man ol
Mr. MoOarislo's Inventive mind should re
sort to such an antiquated method of obtain
ing , freedom.
* *
It will bo remembered that Prince Henry
Genet , of the Twuud img , while enjovinir
the comforts ot his own home ouo day with a
special olllca , suggested an ablution ns a
finale before returning to prison. The
special was delighted to acquiesce In the pro
posxl , and ( Jonet , In his private bath , swam
to Canada , so to speak , The elegant Cap
tain Howgate , who pocketed a hundred
thousand with the air nf a man rendering
the general covrrnmont under obligations
to lilm for his populations , was
also olfered prison bounds unucr au ollicer's
escort not once , but a Half dozen times and fie
( treat was the confidence In Hovvgato's honor
that his muiest tor permission to visit his
owuuouio to inspect private papers , was but
a legal formality and the presence of MibrjW '
on such occasions was but a custom of Irc4
precedent. The captain took a rcfrcshlni
b.ath ono day and when Iho ofllcer avvoka
from his sleep , .superinduced by the captain's
drugged wine and In a dar.cil way In mi I rod
for her father from the captain's daughter ,
who carefully lingered thn keys ot a plnno.ho
received as an artless reply , "Oh , pa'a just
stepped around the block. " From that "walk
around thn block , " after tlio refreshing feel
ing of the bath the captain has nov cr returned.
Anil now McUarlglo by t lie coif'si\me way Ima
sought flight , thus proving himself a base Im
itator. Itealiy If America boodlcrs cannot
seek a more original method ot escape from
sheriffs who confhlo In their honor ( V ) than
the bathtub medium , they nocd never expect
pardon for thotr stupidity , however much
their peculations in ay bo forgotten.
5fn. DiinxKr. , of New York , proposes to
tin n the Mount McGregor cottage In which
General Grant died , Into a home for old
soldiers of the Into war. It could not bo
turned to a more fitting use.
* *
THE swindling fraternity never allow an y
rust to gather on their faculties. As soon as
ono method of f i and Is exposed they must
dovlfo a now one. Their latest dodge In Now
York city Is to put well known names on
cheap watches and sell them at high prices.
* *
Tun sea serpent which galnod such news
paper notoriety last year by his frcipiont ap
pearance on the Atlantic roast , U turning up
In his old haunts again. If the wily old ser
pent vvoulil only give some newspaper man
an Interview at close quarters , wo might bo
able to form some reasonable opinion regard
ing him , but ho evidently believes In the en
chantment of distance and Indistinctness.
Tnnv nut their convicts to strati no uses In
the Sandwich Islands , A murderer was
given his choice of a sentence of death or
bpcomlng a subject foi leprosy , about two
vears ago. Ho ehoso the latter , and was In
oculated and subjected to the closest per
sonal contact will ) lepers. After sixteen
months of such cxposuio ho bctrajodno
symptoms of the disease. But his life could
not 1mve been a happy ono.
* *
TIIK London Telegraph Is the richest
newspaper In the world. It has a reserve
fund of S-VCO.OOO and Its yearly Income Is
about 1,500,000. Its circulation U about
iiT.'i.OiX ' ) . The London Times has fallen off
In circulation , as it keeps up Us high prlco of
6 cents pur copy. Its circulation Is about
00,000 and Its annual Income about $750,000 ,
Almost evciy kind of newspaper that can
fret a foothold in London is successful on ac
count of the great sl/o ot the city.
. , of Philadelphia , Is
erecting a building in that city which Is to
bo used ns a homo for working girls. The
cost to each dweller will bo § ; ! . - " > per week to
begin with. If found to bo practicable this
price will bo reduced lutor ou. The cast-Iron
inles which proved fatal to Stewart's
woman's hotel in New York will bo omitted.
* *
Tun youngest and wealthiest raeo horse
owner In the world halls from California.
Ho comes from San Francisco and his name
Is 1) . J. McCarthy. His father bought him a
span of ponies two years ago. Last vearthe
boy tiaded this team for the racer C. U. Todd
which won the doiby In Chicago last month.
Young McCarthy made 814,000. Ho took
510,000 of this sum and purchased Todd's
brother which gives promise of becoming
fast also. The buy Is twelve years old. Verily
young America Is making rapid time In this
day and generation.
A MAN in Buffalo. N. Y. , was last week
brought to life again after having bcon dead
for several hours , to all Intents and purposes ,
from the effects ot an over dose ot morphine.
Artificial rcsphatlon was resorted to by a
professor w ho had boon experimenting In
vivisection , with the success above
noted. Thus medical science ad
vanccs. Hereafter people apparently dead
fiom similar causes may bo restored to life
and usefulness. There Is no question but
that countless numbers have In the past
been put beneath the sod who might have
been saved had their friends or physicians
known more ot the laws ot life.
Mr. ' ) . JOHN A. LOGAN Is another and a
striking Instance of tlio fickleness of for
tune. It Is but a short time since she was a
happy , ambitious and successful woman
with a fair piojpect ot ono day occupying
the white house and taking rank as the first
lady of the land In social position as well as
inability. To-day Hhe Is broken Inspirit
and Injured In body to au extent that may
make her a ctipplu for life. All the color
has been taken out of her life anil before tlio
accident w hlch Injured her arm and shoulder
she showed a listless apathy toward all the
alTalrs of life that alarnuM her friends. Misfortune -
fortune wtit'ii It begins to hound a person
is slow to release Its hold.
* *
Not only does our Buffalo BUI play poker
with duchesses and such like , over In Old
England , but his co\vboys me pcuptiatlng
Into the higher circles. An English pnpcr ,
which has evidently boon left , growls about
their populailty in this way : "Tho piesenco
of these men would not bo tolerated In the
salons of Now York or Boston , yet In Eng
land these advontureis art ) welcomed with
open arms , flattered as though they wore
Uayaidsor Crichtons , ] Mimilled to Illrt with
the prettiest gliH and man led women , and
readily excused If , perchance , they have to
bo sent homo In a state of soml-lntoxlc.atlon.
Some women , who ought to know better ,
have rvpii begun to call upon them In their
tents anil sip aftomoon tea with these rough
fellows. " What a Jolly time thopo "rough
fellows" must ha\o to bo sure , and how jeal
ous this newspaper man seems to be.
WHAT Is claimed to be the oldest document
in the state of New York Is In the posses
sion of Stephen Wormut'i , of Fiiltonvillo.
It la the original Kennedy patent , a grant of
land from King George 1. , coiupilslnu 775
acres In Albany county , on the south shift ot
the Mohawk. The document is dated April
IS , 18'J7. The Indiana woie to recelvo two
shillings and six pencil per aero as rent for
thlHtiact. But though the rental was small
the wax seal on thn manuscript was largo ,
measuring over ono foot In circumference.
The agreement Is wiltten on pnrchmont , and
the chirograph ; is small , cramped and Irreg
ular. The whole Is said to have thu apuflar-
ance of a Xulii war map , and it would make
a real estate agent smile.
A FiiK.vciiMA.v named Mollnarl has a
novel bclicmu for keeping tlio poacn of na-
tluiis. Uo wants the powers that have the
most to lese by the warn of otheii to associate
themselves Into an alliance lei the pnriiosu
of ottering ni mi'it as lst-mtu to anj country
that should ! > B wantonly threatened with
war from unothet. He puts Knglaml first ,
thu others being Hull mil , IJulgium , Denmark -
mark and bnlt/oilnnd. Those nations
could put n million men Into the field ami
havrt by far thn preponderance of naval
power In case of war. * lr. Mollnarl claims
thai the Knowledge that such a tremendous
lorco was ready to be tlnown Into tlio Hcnlo
against any nation , would ultimately render
vvarln Kiirupo linpon lliloaml bring about a
general disarmament. But who would settle
the war thut might arlso among thu members
of tliii alliance ? Universal disarmament can
not bo brought about by any such alu.
U will IIHTO to bo accomplished through
the grow th of universal sentiment In that ,
direction. That such a Msntlment i < firovt *
lu.g up and ipieaJlnn l.s uiualtitakcablu. "