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AH communications relHtlnft to now * andedl
ferial matter should be ad'lroued to the Boi
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Bworn Statement of Circulation.
Btete of Nebraska. I. _
Countr of Doutias.B ( < "
Oeo. li. Tzschucir , secretary of The Be
Publishing company , does solemnly swea
Ifcat the actual circulation of thn Pally Ito
for the weekending August la , 1887 , wwa
follows :
Saturday. August 0 14,40
Sunday , Anizust 7 14,20
Mnndav. August i ) 14,52
Tuesday , August 0 10,91
Wednesday , August 10 13.89
Tnuraaay. August 11 14.50
i Friday , August 115 14,05
Average . ' 14.21
Bworn to and subscribed in my presenc
this 13th day of August , A. D. 1337.
fSEAL.1 Notary Public.
. State of Nebraska , I „ .
JJouirlas County , f8S
Geo. 11. Tzschuck , being first duly swore
deposes and says that he Is secretary ot Th
Bee-Publishing company , that the nctu *
average dally circulation ot the Dally Ueo fa
the month of August , 1886 , ia,4M copies ; fc
September , ItfcO , 13,030 copies : for Octobei
USJfl. 12 , fflcoples ; for November. 1880 , 13 , 1
copies ; for December , 1880.13,237 copies ; fo
January 1887 , copies ; for Februan
1887 , H,188 copies ; for March. 1887 , 14,40
copies ; for April , Ib87Multicopies : for Ma ;
1887 , 14,227 copies ; for June 1887,14,14
copies ; for July , 1887,14,093 copies.
_ . , . GEO. B. TZSCHUCK.
Subscribed and sworn to before me thi
tlth dayot August , A. D. , 1887.
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Contemn or the Sunday Bee.
Page 1. Now York Herald Cables to th
Pace 2. Telegraphic News. City News.-
Page 3. Special Advertisements.
Page 4. Edltoilah-Polltlcal Pomts.-
Edltorlal Comments-Sunday Goaslp. Uu :
not Topics.
Page 6. Lincoln Letter Omaha Sock
iqsslp Antc-Koom News-Miscellany.
I'agoO. Council Bluffs News-MIscellan
Faye 7. Nebraska Crop News Genera
ind Local Markets.
Page 8. General City Nows-Advertisi
n/10 ? ; Mingling with Royalty , by Fran
Bepel-Uook Hovlews Matrimonial Uapp
ness-Some Midsummer Suilles Adverflai
Page 10 The Hydrophobia Scare , b
Fjrancls Power Cobbe Healed by Faith-
Handkerchiefs for the Angels Type-Wril
Inrto Some Purpose An Interesting Lettei
Written by Thos. Jefferson One Hundre
xears Ago Musical and Dramatic Advei
Page 11. In the Femirale Domain Hone
for the Ladles-Connublalitios-The San
Ipita of the West , by Grace Deane Uunt-
BomethlngNew , an Original Story , by K. C
Pace 13. Electrical Achlevements-In
platles-PeDpnrmlnt Drops-Ghosts. Spook
and Dreams The Chautauqua Circle Edt
catlonal Kellgioua Advertisements.
WITH young Mr. Hitchcock to lend
Henry Gcorgo labor movement in th
tote the now labor party would have t
Wear kid gloves nnd swallow-tail coat
ONE of the saddest sights in the counti
b Secretary FtiirchUd's struggle with U
surplus. It will grow nnd grow 11 ko
monster in a fairy-talo , and ovcrwhol :
him yet. What shall ho do with itT
THE Omaha & Yankton railroad is sti
one of the mysterious things which i
fellah can find out. It will probably 1
consolidated with John Pope Hoduetl
Great People's Transcontinental air lin
VAN WYCK , Thayer and Laird wore tl
orators of the day at the old settlers' r
mnon anU farmers' picnic at Carlto
Saturday. That was a trump card
draw , but there was not much harmoi
' la that oratorical symposium.
will hoar raoro about paupei
criminals , cripples and reformed drun
rds during the next week than we ha
board during the long procession of yea
rinco Lorin Mlllor and A. D. Jones sn
Toyed and plutted the iirst town-site
NK.HUASKA is pushing to the front as
favorite seat ( or lynch court. The pop
Itr execution of the negro ravlsher
Valentino yesterday Is the third incldo
ot like character which has occurred
the state In as many months.
TIIK storm which passed over the cl
Uat nlpht seems to have been goner
throughout the greater portions of tl
tate , Kansas and Iowa. As usual ,
nch events , the telegraphic service w
impaired during the night that ad
* quatc reports wore not obtainable.
TIIK saving of interest to the gnvei
raent on the bonds thus far accept od
the secretary of the treasury on accou
of the sinking tund will amount to abc
quarter of a million of dollars. In :
much as the government is getting the
bonds at n fair market price this is se
to bo a not unprofitable arrangement.
Tm : mayor of Denver and the govern
ef Colorado dillbr very widely us to t
extent of the Indian outbreak. T
mayor * of Denver pronounces t
Kovornor an alarmist nnd intlma
that ho has done more dama
to Colorado already than Colorow .1
all his bloody scalpers. We incline
the ftnine opinion.
THE propc-bod Omaha Press club , in
4Khlclt editors-in-chief and proprietors i
to be fenced out , reminds us of a scrvi
girl's party , which is always hold wt
the lady ot the house is absent. The gc
things are till fished up then in gra
iylo , and everybody can wipe his sh
on the sofa , and throw his hat on
TIIK appeal of the local committee-
haritios and correction to tlio citizens
Omaha , bespeaking a cordial welcome
the delegates to the national couforei
Which begins in this city on the U
lnt. , should be heartily responded
The members of that conference will
worthy of every attention that can
howu them , and uur citizens owe it
Uwnwnlvci to show that they approci
the high character of the visitors and
! sympathy with the important work
Which they .devote themselves
"God made the country but man made
the city. " The great cities of the ok
world and some American cities have become
come populous by reason of natural ad
vantages. But the modern city is chlell ;
the outgrowth of active forces controllci
by enterprising men. Omaha Is one o
those cities. Her rapid growth as A com
mcrclal centre is not so much duo to lo
cation and natural resources as it is to th
energy , Industry and tact of her leiulln ;
business men and capitalists. Much o
her recent growth is due to public 1m
provcmcnts , but a great deal more t
enterprises like the South Omaha stocl
yards and packing houses ; to the Incrcas
of manufacturing facilities and oxtcnttoi
of the jobbing trade.
Intelligent men doubtless realize tha
public I mprovemcnts cannot go on f orovc
at the present pace , and Jobbing alon
will not give sufllclont employment to
population which must for the most pat
bo.mado up of wage-workers. Wo ma
safely assort that the Omaha smeltin
works and Union Pacific shops einplo
more wage-workers than are employe
by all our jobbing houses.
That Omaha's future depends largcl
upon her ability to stimulate and incrca-s
manufacturing industries goes withoi
A striking exhibit of what can bo don
by a cltydcvohl of natural resources i
furnished by the city of San Franciscc
which now boasts a population of ovc
800,000. With high-priced labor an
costly fuel San Francisco has built u
very extensive manufactures within th
past ten years , which employ over 20X (
wage workers. There are In San Fran
cisco 130 large and small boot , shoo an
slipoor factories , employing 3,000 hands
and turning out manufactured product
of the value of $5,400,090 ; 205 cigar fau
torlcs , with 4,000 hands , and an output c
the value of f6,000,000 ; 35 foundries am
machine and boiler shops , omployin
,000 hands , and making goods to th
alue of 10,000,009 ; 15 sash , door an
llnd factories , with 1,000 hands , nnd ;
roduct value of ? G,000,000 ; 2,000 hand
re employed on clothing , and the pn
net of their labor is valued at $4,000,00 !
.hero . are 9 Hour and feed mills , givin
imployment to 250 men , and turning 01
3,000,000 worth of manufactured prc
There is no reason why Omaha can
ot become a great industrial center ,
ho wide-awake and enterprising me
who have contributed so much to he
ommorclal supremacy will put the
boulders to the wheel. The raw me
critxls which are handled by the Soul
Omaha packing houses , converted inl
manufactured products would furnish
olid basis for scores of factories an
ive permanent employment to thoi
lands of men. The hides of the catt
nd sheep slaughtered here , converte
nto leather would supply material fc
auncrios , shoe and glove factories. Tli
orns and hoofs could be converted int
roducts which our jobbers now impoi
rom eastern factories. The bones could I
onvcrtod into glue and other market
materials. Nebraska's wool produi
lould just as readily be converted inl
lankots and other coarse woollen fal
ics , as the wool of California Is at Sa
'rancisco. If that city can suppo
ino flouring mills why cannot an cqu
number prosper in Omaha ?
This is only suggestive. Wo canu
begin too soon to stimulate manufac
ures , because in the end they must b
come our mainstay. Ono way to stim
ate manufactures will be to reduce tl
cost of living. Wo cannot ho
to compete with Eastern factories wi
our high-priced labor , and workingm
cannot labor in Omaha for lower wag
until the cost of living and rents ha
been reduced. The only way to redu
the cost of living is to give the laborer
chance to buy his vegetables , buttt
eggs , and provisions from first-hand ,
a public market. With the price of II
ng reduced , there will be no impcdimc
to making Omaha a great industri
centre. .
The Testimony of Statistics.
The efforts of certain so-called ceo
omists , of whom Mr. Edward Atkins
is an example , to convince the Amcric
people that the economic conditions pi
vailing in this country and the results
their operation , are entirely satisfacto
and should bo continued , will not m
lead anyone who shall take the troul
to seek out the facts and make his derfi
tiona in a spirit of canilor and fairne
If , in saying this , there is an irapli
charge that economists of the school
Mr. Atkinson do not deal fairly with I
facts no injustice is done those indivi
uals. The plain truth is that they u
only such facts as they find convenient
their purpose , which with respect
some of them at least is more selfish th
patriotic , or In the interest
the science of which they profi
to be the exponents. All other facts :
ignored , or perverted from their obvic
significance and application , and a gn
amount of sophistical reasoning a
faulty deductions are the inevitable cc
sequence. Aiming solely to find supp
and justification for a system which
every year becoming more burdenso :
and oppressive to thn masses of the p
plo , and against which there is a stead
widening popular revolt , these so-call
economists are every' form
delusive argument and every device
statistical distortion and perversion
order to mislead the ignorant , a work
which they arc unfortunately too larg
successful. Notwithstanding the nxl
that figures will not he , there is nothi
easier than to make them servo
cause of untruth , nnd evldci
of this is to bo found abundantly in
recent contributions of Mr.tkinson
the arguments designed to fortify
tariff policy t < gainst threatened assai
The ability of this statistician to ingi
iously employ and shape facts to his p
pose has been conclusively demonstrat
An authority quito as worthy of rogan'
he , has found that In Mr. Atkinson's
cent discussion of foreign systems of t
utton there arc serious oversights wti
vitiate his whole conclusions. Teach
whoso professional business it Is to I
part knowledge so that It will bo sorvl
able only in one direction and for u s
cifio object are not the sort of teach
whom the American people can sat
look to for counsel and guidance.
Ono of the most Important and vali
bio papers read at the late session of
American Association for the Advat
ment ot Science was by Professor Jan :
of the university of Pennsylvania , i
considered the testimony of statistic !
to our national progress. An obvlov
caudldaud. cousclOuUous application
the statistics led the author to emphati
cally dissent from the conclusions
reached by Atkinson and the class ol
economists ho represents. These are that
the nation is increasing in wealth at an
enormous rate , and that this wealth has
been nnd is being distributed among the
various factors In production m what is
so nearly a perfect system , by the more
force of competition , that wo have cverj
reason to congratulate ourselves
as to the result. Such conclu
sions are derived from a one
sided consideration of the situation ,
based on Incomplete returns and fault }
deductions , It is not an evidence ol
growing wealth that wo export large
quantities of grr..n ' to bo sold In the Eng-
llsh markets below cost , using the sav
ings of the Industries of the east to move
thcso products of the farmer ;
of the west. It does undoubted ! ]
rove that wo have a great margin in
aving , but il certainly does not prove
hat this Is a policy which in the long
un will make and kcop us wealthy.
The misleading statements of the
Atkinson school of economists regard
ng the earnings of labor are not the loss
oprchcnslblo part of their mothot
f making out their one-sided
ase. Their estimates are based not 01
what the laborer actually received , but
n what ho would have received had hi
worked 300 days in the year. Very littli
f the labor of the country is employee
hroughout the year. The last report o :
ho bureau of statistics shows that out o
ho 03 chief industries cnumor-
ied only 29 , or loss than 30 per ecu
if the whole number , kept their met
mploycd 300 days. In nearly every department
partmont of mechanical industry the los :
if time , even in the most prosporoui
periods , is from two to three months u
ach year , lint the Atkinson plulosa
hers ignore this very important con
Ideration when making their estimate
f the earnings of labor , and ncccssarll ;
present erroneous results , manifestly
with the design of misleading. I
s quite in keeping with the policy of the
couomists , and indeed necessary ti
heir purpose , that when they come to es
imato the cost of living they reduce thi
figures to a point which would allow th
aborcr only the barest necessaries of lit
upon the most economical basis of llv
The testimony of statistics undoubted ! :
irovcs that as a nation wo are makin ;
progress , but it also teaches that if w
ire to continue the advance there mils
be , as Professor James said , "radical dc
partures from our present way of doinj
hings. " The conditions of life are be
Doming more and more severe. Thi
prizes open to the successful arc growin ;
.argor , but the number of blanks is als
rapidly increasing. There is
great and grave social problor
pressing for solution which wil
require the most careful Invcstigatioi
and cautious action if it is to bo solve
without seriously disturbing our socie
order. Wo cannot go on oporessinj
abor with taxation and permitting th
exactions of monopoly upon the indu :
tries of the country without encouragmj
a revolt that sooner or later will mak
tsolf telt in a demand for relief that wll
not bo dented. It is the office of a wis
statesmanship , sncli as it may bo hopoi
the exigency will develop , to poacefull ,
bring about the changes necessary to re
move existing defects in the political an
social system , and thereby avert the dll
ficulty to which these defects are believe
to bo leading and continue the natio
safely and surely t'n the path of progrcs ;
The Ijast Act of Tory Folly.
After long and careful deliberation th
British ministry finally decided that
was necessary to proclaim the Irish Ni
tional League , and that not unexpecte
action was consummated on last Frida ;
Doubtless for the reason that such
course was anticipated , it did not creal
a very great commotion , and the gcueri
comment of those who have the decpe in it was characterized by r <
markable moderation. None exprcsso
any fear that the proper and legit
mate work of the league would stop , bi
it is not to bo doubted that its inlluonc
as a restraining force will bo very muc
diminished. In virtually outlawing tl
league the government is moving in Hi
with the logic of the coercion act , at
has simply emphasized the pollc
of which that act is the pn
duct and attestation. To have ignore
the league would have been regarded I
the whole tory element as a picco of stu
tification , and the ministry would hai
certainly lost ground with this demon
It will now maintain its hold upon its u
compromising supporters , but it is n
doubted that it will lose largely amor
those of the English masses who a :
deeply interested in repudiating th
form of repression. The argument th
would justify proclaiming the loagi
could bo applied with equal force to
political organization in any other pa
of the united kingdom holding vio\
deemed to bo inimical to the trover
ment. If this action for the tlostructlc
of an organization which on no fair or jn
ground can bo regarded as a conspirai
shall bo allowed to prevail , there w
bo sot a precedent which will be a moi
ace to every organization in Great Bri
uin that may now or hereafter have a p
lltical character. 'It is not to bo supposi
that'tho masses of the English people w
fail to consider this , and the mo
earnestly they do so thu more certa
they will bo to see tho4 urgent nccossi
there is , In their own interest , of puttii
the seal of their condemnation on sucli
policy. From this point of view t
action of the government need not cati
any Irishman regret , though he shou
properly regard It , with Mr. Parncll , at
gratuitous insult. Tory zeal in the wo
of oppression has had its answer in sc
eral recent Liberal victories , and t
more vigorously it is continued t
greater will bo the probability of sui
answers being multiplied.
A Literary Itnaction.
A reaction against the modern realls
in novel writing seems to have set 1
W. D. Howells , who has for a number
years been a sort of demi-god to roadc
of fiction in tliis country , no longer o
oupies his exalted position in perfc
peace. Criticisms against his criticiii
begin to appear. Mr. tlowella reccnl
expressed himself rather contemptuous
in reference to 11. Rider Haggard , t
"She " " Solomor
writer of , "King
Mines , " etc. , and some of tha pape
have taken up the cudgel for the Engll
author. This indicates a reaction agair
the realism which has now beou in vog
for a number of years.
' As it thu case with most opinions , it
dlflicult to change < a jvorson's literary
views and predictions. They are as ex
pressions of his character and a part of
himself. Mr. UowoU'snya ' a novel should
bo as exact a representation of people as
wo find thorn , as iris j > os lblotogivo. So
ho says our okl-titno novel heroes , here <
inea and villains tire absurd. There Is
nothing like thorn "in ovory-dav life.
Every person is madb up of good and
bad qualities nnd so should the people in
the novel bo. The characters you put in
n book and the situations ! In which you
you place them' ' should bo a :
near the originals , the actual
facts , as possible. Thu nearer you approach
preach lifo as it actually Is , the nearer
will your book bo perfect. What is the
good of putting impossible men and
women and situations into your novels ?
They will simply sorv'o to give a wrong
view of life to young , impressible minds' .
This Is the stand taken by the realist.
The idcalUt replies that the object of fic
tion Is not to give a slavish representation
of life just as it exists. If you carry this
beyond a certain point your novel will
bo revolting. Wo read to olcvntp out
minds , to bo entertained , to bo diverted
not to learn how our neighbors niaj
empty their slop-buckols. Lot youi
novel men and women bo models , the ]
may inspire an impressible mind to at
tempt to load a higher lifo.
And so the battle rages , so it has ant
so it will continue so long as there is dif
ference In character , In temperament , it
mental quality among men. Wo have
no knowlcdgo of the absolute. Wo dc
not know , no ono will over know , wha
the absolute standard of the novel Is
Now ono style is in favor , now another
the fashions in literature being deter
mined , like the fashions in clothing , b ;
certain causes which may bo moro o :
less understood.
Ono thing is certain , however , in re
gard to fiction at the present time. Then
is vastly too much that is trashy , whlcl
it Is a waste of time to read , which i
positively injurious. For there are sorni
things wo do know a novel should be. I
should be well written , it should bo clean
whether It belongs to the realist or ideal
1st school.
A Week of Startling Nowa.
The week just closed has been unusu
ally full of news of a startling and mo
mentous character. Additional detail
of the Chatsworth horror have been un
folded day by day , and interest in then
has boon succeeded by particulars of nc
cldcnts and crimes which , while not re
suiting in such terrible fatality , have re
colved world-wide attention. Most prom
incnt in the news of , the week , and t
which the BEK has devoted largo nttcn
tion on account of the especial interest i
has throughout the atate 'liave ' been th
particularsoftheUtc\Vp"riinginColoradc [
While we believe that too , much import
ance has been given to this affair by thos
who characterize it as the beginning of i
national uprising , fct 'the impondinj
fate of the people of Meetcor and settler
in the White river country has fully jus
tified the prommouto which wo havi
given it. A ' ' >
On Wednesday the''BE't ' ? chronicled thi
accident on the BaUimqr' & , Ohio in th
city limits of Washington , and on Thurs
day another railrpad disaster near Al
llanro , O. , both of which resulted in th
loss of life. By a collision in Illinois th
latter day much live stock was killed am
a large amount of property destroyed.
On Friday came the news of the terri
ble destruction caused 'by the storm n
Republican City , in this state , whcreb
two lives wore lost and property dam
aged to the extent of $30,000. Followiuj
this , on the same day , came the intclli
gence of the burning in mid-ocean c
the Inraan line steamer , City of Mor
treal , whereby over four hundred live
were endangered. By almost a marvel
however , all the precious human frnigh
was saved with the execution of thirtoo
unfortunates who drifted away in a
open boat. But for thu fortunat
presence m the vicinity c
the burning vessel of anothc
steamer , the press of the world woul
have been called upon to chronicle tli
most horrible ocean catastrophe that tit
occurred in a score of years.
Yesterday another lynching occurrc
in Nebraska , a negro being hanged by
mob at Valentino.
All the above events have caused it t
bo a busy wcolc in newspaper circles , I
say nothing of the lesser accidents , nun
dcrs and overy-day occurrences which Rte
to make n live papor. From a journal !
tic standpoint it has been a "big" weot
but from a humanitarian point of vie
how full of sadness , death anddesolatioi
Corn U King.
Corn is still king in Nebraska. In spil
of terrible ravages by drought an
chinch bugs , which have greatly dan
aged the crop in surrounding states , tl
outlook in Nebraska is highly cncouraj
ing. Of the reports presented in to-day
BEE from forty-live counties of tlicstat
but few are of a discouraging characto
Taken as a whole , the crop is reported I
bo in excellent condition. From parts <
the state where the most damage hn
been feared , the recent rains have pi
now life and vigor into the plant and
full average yield Is expected. In sou
counties , indeed , a yield is promised f
in excess of any previous year , while tl
counties that report a * * marked dccroa
arc largely in the minAritJ. jn this , Ni
braska is moro fortunate'han her sist
states of Iowa and Kansas , where coi
in many sections is rcnortcd burned b
yond alt hope of redemption. With coi
safe , wo can look forward'to ' the comlt
year with undiminlsni t confidence in t !
Nebraska's prosperity. , ,
It Is estimated thatlritOhTo the labor par
will have 40,000 votes n'ej t November.
Ex-Uovernor St. John- who Is now in lit
ton , says that In 1693 thti prohibitionists w
control national politics ? * '
Ex-Governor Alcorn , of Mississippi , Is vl
Itlng California , liu tlllnks thnt next yc
Sherman and Cleveland will be the preside
tlal rivals.
Prominent Texas democrats declare th
every democrat who aided the prohibition ! ;
In the recent campaign , including Senat
Keagiui , will bo boycotted.
The AuKUSta ( Qa. ) Chronicle doesi
want democratic state conventions to me
die wltli the tariff question this rear , but
remain silent lest the party harmony may
Expressions of opinion which come to tl
Chicago Inter-Ocean shows that Robert1
Lincoln has many supporters in Illinois ai
the west as a candidate for the president !
In Kentucky the politicians never lot t
_ blue .grass grow under Uelr feet. They a
already hunting candidates for clerk ot the
court of appeals though the election does not
take place till 1090.
Tennessee Is the next state to vote upon an
amendment to Its constitution involving the
discussion ot prohibitory legislation. The
proposed amendment , however , only pro
vides for local option.
It Is a singular fact that the pcopfo of Ohio
have invariably tlrod of the democracy on
ono term , never re-electing a democratic
Governor , nor In fact diving tbo party two
terms In succession ,
Editor Urady , of the Atlanta Constitution ,
who was supposed to have a small vice presl
dontlal boom concealed about his person ,
now announces that "the time has not yet
arrived for a southern man to be placed upon
the ticket. "
The first campaign document of the re
publican party of Massachusetts In prepara
tion for the comlnie canvass Is an appeal to
the prohibitionists , under the name of "tem
perance republicans , " not to desert the regu
lar party.but to come In and help It Dominate
and elect Its candidates.
General Sheridan was questioned by a re
porter about his presidential boom and said :
"I must reply to you as 1 did to a reportei
out west I told htm Kelly would be around
soon. 'Who Is KellyV ho asked. 'Why , he's
a fool-Killer , " said I. You catch on , do you ?
Well , good-by. "
Burohard In Alliterative Enjoyment.
JVcic Vorh JTorlil.
Itev. Dr. Burchard , of political notoriety , I ;
enjoying rest , refreshment and recuperation
at Saratoga.
. Thn Modern Financier.
IVilIflddpFita Pforth American.
A shrewd business man can work up '
vast amount of liabilities on a very smal
Dune Museum
Denver IlcimbUcan ,
Colorow and General.Glvomhell West woulc
be profitable attractions In a dime museum
The state can sp are them both.
A Source ofAmnaement
Jlalttmnre American.
A constant source of amusement to over :
city durlnc the summer Is the list of Its cltl
zcns who figure as distinguished guests a
far away resorts.
A Gentle Hint.
Detn-er IttfiMtcan.
Colorado Is not coins to be boneAttnd In
the opinion of the cast by an Indian war
We hope Governor Adams and General Ulv
ctuhcll West will remember this.
It Would Be a Terrible Handicap.
Chicago Tribune ,
A country exchange records the birth of i
boy In the family of a man named Musgo
If not too late permit us to suggest lllgglu :
as a suitable name to bestow on this boy.
To ThU If It Come at IJaat.
A'cw 1'uifc Tribune.
Sullivan's diamond belt is the great nttrac
tlon In Boston. Crowds stand waiting 01
the streets to see It and the bruUer. this h
a case where the list Is mightier than the pci
or the sword.
Mnyno Ho Won't Be Now.
MlnnMpnlU Tribune ,
Eastern exchanges are printing portraits
of Ives , thu "young Napoleon of finance , '
and If they are correct It is a wonder that hi
could get trusted for a square meal or ;
night's lodging.
What Would Posterity Think of Uo'
ItiHwMfMci Record ,
Let Senator Stanford write out his an
swers to those dreadful questions , put 'em I )
a brass box-and en wall the box in the corner
stone of his new 815,000,000 Stanford unlver
slty. 1'osterltr would thereby find rich pack
A Glacial Candidate Recommeneded ,
C/if / too Times.
The icy Edmunds who has dropped out o
sight as a presidential possibility , slioul
start up a boom at once. Now Is the tl mo f o
alow temperature statesman. The pcopl
who have suffered from the summer's foarfii
heat are just in the right mood to suppoi
such a man for the presidency , and Ed
inunds next year would doubtless sweep th
They Uomo No Moret
Detroit Free Prcu.
The little voice that lisped its morning sonf
The llttlo feet that pattered all day long ,
The little hands that mlno so loved to pres1
The little red lips whose touch was a caress-
Ihoy come no more alas I they come n
They como no morel
The laughing eyes that fondly looked 1
mine ,
The baby ways that 'round the heart-string
The curly head that nestled on my breast-
All , all have left inn for a sweeter rest ;
They come no more alas 1 they como u
more !
And yet. to sooth my sorrow and regret.
The feeling comes my boy'ls with me yet.
I know that seine day. when this lifo Is pas
Loving me still the same , with joy at last
He'll come once intiiu ah ! yes , he'll com
once more 1
A Dead Summer.
Mary B. Jitaht.
What lacks the bummer ?
Not roses blowing ,
Nor tall white lillies with fraeranco rife ,
Nor grocu things city with the bliss of grov
Ing ,
Nor clad tilings drunk with the wine <
Nor Hushing of clouds In blue skies shlnlni
Nor soft wind murmurs to rlso and fall ,
Nor birds for slnglnc.nor vines fortwlninz-
Three little bnds I miss , no more , *
That blossomed last year at my garde
door And that is all.
What lacks the summer ?
Not \\avos a-iilve.r ]
With arrows of light from the hand o
Nor drooping of boughs by the dluiplln
river ,
Nor nodding of grass on the windy lawi
Nor tides upsuept upon silver beaches ,
Nor rustle of leaves on tree tops tall ,
Nor dapple of shade In woodland reaches-
Life pnlscs gladly on vale and hill ,
But tnrco lltilo hearts that I love at
And that Is all.
What laeks the summer ?
O , llsrht'and savor ,
And message of healing the world above ,
Gone Is the old tlmo strength and flavor ,
Gone Is the old time peace and love ,
Gone is the bloom of shimmering meadow
Music of birds as tliev sweep and tall
All the great world is dim with shadow ,
llccausu no longer mlno eyes can sco ,
The eyes that made summer ana life ft
And that Is all.
THE first paper published In Denver ai
Colorado was the Hocky Mountain News ,
was started in 1&9 by three Omaha men
William N. ByerivDr. G. C. Moncll or
Thomas Gibson who , attracted by the Pike
Peak excitement , crossed the plains with
small printing outfit. Two of these gcntl
men still live. Mr. Dyers resides In Cole
ado , and Mr. Gibson lives In Omaha. Tl
News also lives , now being owned by a stoc
company , There is one particular oplsot
connected with the UocUy Mountain Now
history In which the general reader will flu
Interest. A shotgun hangs over the nun a
lug editor's door a long , low and rat is
Eort of thing with a Captain Kldd look to It
and that gun Is one of the cherished roll
of the Institution. In'CO there was a gre
deal ot lawlessness In Denver , and M
Uyers took sides with the law-abldlug mine
Ity. Ho ocored the gambles and tcllta
aud desperadoes In a mtreile
manner ; and It took great ncrvo to do It A
last Charles Harrison , proprietor ot thn Crl !
terlon saloon , shot and killed an Inoffensive
Mexican. Dyers denounced the killing Ir
his strongest language. A mnb ot Harrison1 *
annod friends , led by Carroll Wood , in ado i
descent on the News ofllco , which wa
then located In a lot cabin In tin
Cherry creek channel. They slozcc
Dyers and carried him to the Criterion
threatening his life along the road with
knives and pistols. They determined t <
lynch him , and would have done so but fo
Harrison , who , like Dyers , was a Mason
Harrison appeased the crowd , and taklm
Dyers from thorn Into a sldo room , pointed
to a window and told him that was the onlj
hope for escape. Dyers sailed through
the window and ( tot back to hlsolllce
Ills printers wore all armed with Win
chcsters , and they prepared to defend
the property and tholr lives. When iTTe
came known that Dyers had escaped Carrel
Wood led a second mob against tha ofllcc
Gcorgo Stcele , a gambler , who was riding by
fired In and his fire was returned by thi
printers. Ccs'blu Tom Pollock rode ti ]
Dlako street after Steclo and shot him ticst
at Sixteenth street. The gun over the man
aging cdltor's'door did the business. Tin
killing ot Steele broke the power of the lawless
loss faction. Honest cltlrens were arousci
nnd they drove Carroll Wood and other des
peradoes from the country. Dut for mouth :
afterwards the News ofllco resembled an ai
senal. In the Cherry creek flood of 1SC4 tin
ofllco was washed away and the Washlngtot
press carried several miles down the Platte
Dyers went out ot Journalism In 1870.
JOHN W. GnRRX , the oldest newsboy , pea
nut man , candy butcher and whatever els
you may call him , Is now on the Union Pa
clllc. For thirty ycnrs ho has been In tin :
line of business , and stnco 1857 he has tin
pride to say that there Is no railroad In thi
United States over which ho has not trav
elcd. Ho was formerly a companion o
Thimas Edison , the famous electrician , nm
Jack llavcrly , the minstrel manager , who h
those days were newspaper sellers on Un
IT'S a good thing that Omaha pollccmei
are such poor marksmen , otherwise the ;
might lilt some ono during their promlscuou
fusllades. There Is such a thing as being toi
fresh with a gun.
WHEN Mr. C. T. Taylor , the Omaha agcn
o ( the New York Life Insurance company
Induced that company to Invest 5500,000 In ,
ten-story building In this city , ho gave as
surances that the business men would ap
predate the enterprise. Ho promised tli
company that If the building were crectci
he would secure U a large business. Ho I
already fulfilling his promises , and Is vor
much pleased at his success In securing ;
largo line of insurance among his friend
and. business men generally. Such invest
incuts as that ot the New York Lifo ii
Omaha will soon bring a profitable return.
A conunsroNDENT of the DEE sends u
the following singular story : On Saturda ;
night , July 9 , lbS7 , Morgan Orndorfl" , o
Long Grove , Scott county , la. , had a drcan
In which he went ( in his sleep ) to Walnu
Grove , some two miles distant , aud whlli
there hunted for a bco tree and found om
with the bees flying in and out on tha wes
side of the tree some twenty feet from th
ground , and flying as though the swarm wa
a lar o and strong one. The dream awoki
him and be told his good luck and at break
fast In the morning ho Informed the whole
family. After dinner ho mounted a horse
rode to Walnut Grove , and then into the
heavy timber whore he had been In his drear
and then and there found the bee troecxactl ;
as ho had seen it In his sleep the night betorc
This is the third bee tree Mr. Orndorft ha1
foilnd In the last two years by dreamlnj
whcro they were anu golnz the next day t
look them up. _
THE Knights of Pytlilas are becoming
very strong organization In Omaha. The ;
deserve a great dotl ot credit tor their entet
prise in determining to erect a slx-stor.
building to cost $203,000. The proposed loca
tlon , at the corner of Sixteenth and Daven
port streets , is one of the best sites in thi
city. _
A MAN who was arrested in Omaha yestei
day for stealing a cow eavn the name o
Kleptoklne. An eternal fitness in the name
sure enough. _
A German scientist has discovered a nci
eas. This is Important news to the polltl
Pittsburg , very appropriately , sent an Invi
tatlon to President Cleveland engraved on
steel plato.
# *
The tobacco crop Is said to bo short in som
parts of the south. To equalize matters It 1
to be hoped the cabbage crop will be long I ;
the north.
Iforo thj n 2,000,000 glass eyes are made ar
nualiy In Germany and Swltrerland am
800,000 In France. Tliero must be moro "bull ;
boys" in the world thau was generally suj
A Mississippi river alligator attickod
ftmall boy Baton Kongo the other daj
The sawrtan seUod his Intended victim b ;
the lee , but the latter escaped with the loss c
a part of bis clothing and some of his cuticle
The Spanish government Is engaged i :
preparing for an appropriate celebration o
the fourth centenary of the discovery c
America by Christopher Columbus. All th
nations who pnoplo tlie territories discovers
by the great explorer will bo invited to tak
part In it.
The late Uerr Krupp , manufacturer ot tli
most death-dealing ordnance In the worh
dreaded the "king of terrors" and it WAS
standing order that the word death wn
never to bo mentioned within the precinct
of ills establishment.
Ono of the strangest things that ever ha )
pencd , occurred near Toulou , Franco , m
long ago. A young widowed grocer fell i
love with his mollicr-ln-law and asked her t
marry him. She refused and ho shot her am
then himself. Paragraphers please notice.
A street car In Jersey City ran over a ma
and took oil bis leg recently. The horror t
the passengers turned to wrath when the uii
fortunate hobbled to the curbstone , sat dowi
and began to laugh. Ho had lost his woodo
' 1 he boycott Is paining ground In castor ;
countries also. The sultan of Turkey hn
forbidden the members ot his harem to batli
in the marble basin In which his cold ( Is
are kept His spouses resented this orde
and now they have boycotted him.
A lone fisherman In the cell of a lock-up I
Providence , It. 1. , last week twisted up
newspaper into a long rolland stuck a ben
pin In the end. With this apparatus ho sui
cessfully angled for a buuch of keys whlo
hung on a post near the door of his ceil. II
Is now at liberty.
The eighteen th volume ot the "Kcbullla
Kecord , " bringing thu history down to ISC
is now ready tor distribution. Thu work \v :
begun by the war department nine ycai
ago. It Is a strain on the Imagination I
Imagine the number of volumes yet tu fo
low. Hero Is another Illustration of the fai
reaching calamities of disastrous war.
Henry Atayhew , the first editor of the l-oi
don Pimr/t / , died not ions ago. ThU com I
journal \via founded ID 18U * ud Uad auo
contributors , with pen nd pencil , as Marl
Lemon , John Leach , Douglas Jorrold ,
Thackurav , and others. They are all gone
now. It Is a wonder , considering tholr occu
patlon , that some of them lived as long M
they did.
At the meeting of .savants In Now fork last
week Professor Luclon Howe read a paper
on the Increase of blindness In the United
State * . He shews that In the dccado between
1870 and 1SSO , the population Increased 34
per cent while the Increase of blindness wai
140 per cent Contazlon Is found to be tin
most potent agency In spreading blindness ,
The cost of maintaining the blind people In
the country during the past year was 823 , .
The crowned heads of Europe ought to tx
able to lay up something tor old ago. ' 1 lit
Emperor of Hussla receives JS.iW.OOO pel
annum ; the Sultan of Turkey , 80,000.000 ; tin
Emperor ot Austria , 54,000,000 ; the King ol
Prussia , 83,000,000 ; the Klne of Italy , 52,400 , .
000 ; the Queen ot England , SS.'JOU.OOO ; tin
Queen of Spain , Sl.NW.OOO , and the Km ? ol
Iiclduuj , 8500,000. No wonder the working
people are poor.
* *
A new local anaesthetic Is said to have
been discovered recently by ono Dr. Good
man , a veterinary surgeon , while traveling
through West Kollciana parish , La , Ho had
occasion to apply a poultice to a swelling on
the fetlock of one of his norsns. He used tUo
first leaves that come to hand , that of the
"tear blanket tree , " saturated with hot water.
After making a free Incision In the swelling ,
he was surprised to find that the horsi
evinced not the slightest feeling of pain.
Dr. Clalborne of Now Vork , thinks It will
equal 1C not excel cocaine.
G. D. Massedaglla , a physician and chemist ,
who died In Padua forty > cars ago , succeeded
in petrifying several animal bodies , whlcb
ho bequeathed to the university museum ,
ills will provided that his method should
only bo divulged to his legal heirs. Until
recently all attempts to discover these have
proved fruitless , but they have been found al
last and have been offered large sums ot
money to disclose the secret , which , how
ever , they refuse to do. They probably think
we ought to bo satisfied with the number ol
fossils among human animals that we havo.
* *
The English poet , Algernon Charles Swin
burne , some years ago praised Walt Whit
man ns his ideal slnccr , culling him a poet
with a "strong-winged soul" and "lips pro-
photic. " Ho seems now to have changed his
opinion and In a recent magazine artlcla
calls him a rotund oratlst of "exuberant In
continence , " and a harper whoso paws are
dirty and clumsy and whose plectrum Is n
muck rake. " Swinburne Is now fifty years
old and morality in his case certainly
seems to bo a matter of drying tissues ; foi
In his younger days ho wrote some very
"exuberant" poetry himself. Walt Whitman
say she will not reply to- this attack of hU
former disciple.
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The Thoosophlsts of Paris have an organ ,
a review called the Lotos , conducted by a
Hindoo , "One of the Initiated. " The Theo-
sophlsts claim that It Is quite unnecessary
for a person to dlo if he really desires to live ,
and a recent number of the Lotos make
known the secret of perennial life. It Is not
In the line of the old-time Idea ot an elixir ol
life but quite modern and boars the sclontlflo
trade-mark of the nineteenth century. Ttu
secrnt Is simply will-power. If ono i so wills ,
with sufficient energy , he may live for a
thousand years longer. When wo dto we dla
because our will power Is not strong enoiih
to keep us alive. A pausing wish
for continued existence will not produce the
desired result There must bo "continual
concentration" of mind , the bodily organs
must be subjected to the will and the pas
sions eradicated a soft of drlcd-beot condi
tion must bo arrived at , In short. Anyone
now living , who follows the Theosophlst pre
scription with sulUctant persistence can thus
be wandering about in the glimpses of the
moon thousands of years hence llko an ani
mated mummy. What opportunities he will
have of comparing the desperate present
with the glorious past to the rising genera
tion 1 Nearly a year ago an Indian Tlieoso-
phlst came over to this country from London
where ho became for a time quite the fashion-
He was very spare , verv dark and very
learned. The papers tried to make him a
topic for the time bolng , but he proved lather
elusive and was not a good subject to inter
view. The Thcosophlsts of New York and
Boston , however , had a few meetings at
which ho was the reigning spirit. Whethei
ho succeeded In starting any of the faithful
on a career of physical Imiuoitality has not
been definitely ascertained ,
Gotham's Old Firemen to Visit Omaha
Gn Route tu 'Friaoo.
NKW YOKK , August 20. [ Special Tele
gram to tha DEE. ] Many members ot the
Veteran Firemen's association of this city
are going to join In the excursion to San
Francisco. The party will leave Wcchawkon
at noon , September 15 and get back to rfow
York October 1 , On the journey to 'Frisco
stops will bo made at Chicago , Omaha. Salt
Lake City and Sncramento , and on the re
turn journey at Denver , Kansas City , St
Louis , Louisville , Cincinnati , Cleveland and
Niagara Fnlls. At all of these places rcecp <
lions and entertainments have been offered
to the veterans of the rod shirt , and ono ser
ious problem they have to confront Is how
to escape being smothered by hospitality.
Thn cowinltUx ) of arrangements ha pre
pared a minute piograiunio of the trip which
leaves the veteran nothing to do but to paf
5i" > 0 , obey instructions nnd onjny himself ,
and the S2.r 0 Includes a drab iiro cent and
pants , two red shirts , fatigue cap , black
neckerchief , suspendon and gloves. In
structions are wen given as to what each
member should carry In his satchel and
\\hat In his trunk. The satchel should con *
tain the fatlgun unit , icray traveling shirt ,
comb and brush , tootli brush , one tnwol , one
piece of snap , ono suit of underclothing , on
pair of socks , and ono pair of filippnr * . A
special train of Pullman cars will accommo
date the travclerb.
Tha Itoad Will lln Unlit. , Minn. , August 20. Thi
Journal' * Winnipeg special HIIVS : It wai
thought that [ an Injunction \\ould
bo applied for against the building
of the lied Illvcr Valley mart yostcrday ,
but no such request was made. Attorney
( ionural Hamilton said yesteiday tliat ha
had Instructed tlio sherllf not to serve an In-
juiitlon If ono was granted. This rooana
that thn building of tbo road will bo pro-
reeded with.
to Hen ITCH' Hooka.
NEW YOIIK , August 30. Assignee Crom
well , nf tlu > Him of Hiniry S. Ivrs it Co. , ob
tained from Judge Donne yestciday after
noon an order to comnrl the thrco partners
in the llrni to appear .Mo inlay In the court o |
common pleas and explain wliat has become
of tlio lodger , cnh book , fcccuritv book ana
two blotters covering the year l&SQ and the
early part of lbS7.
New K. of U DlNtrlut.
Pim.AJM'.i.riiiA , August 20. A national
charter has boon granted by the general ex <
eciitlvn board of the Knights of Labor to ns-
Bnmbllos composed of JYtnisjlvanln'roiut om-
plovcs , and tlio work of orgnnl/.lii ! ! a national
trade illstrlctnf the assemblies will bo pushed
forward asraplulyas possible.
Suicided at Hi * Daughter' Grave.
DAVKNI'OHT , la. , August SO. Aiigusl
Warmbold , an old nndvcllUnown citizen ,
drove to the city cemetery this morning wllli
lid wife , and when near the gra\o of their
daughter committed xulclda by snooting him *
The Hank Statement.
NKW YORK , August 20.-The weekly bantc
statement shows a reuorvo decrease of 84C8 ,
000. The banks now hold SV 0 ! " Mtif.
of legal requirements. .