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IT Is predicted thnt this will be an
Open winter. It is sincerely hoped that
it will not bo open at both ends.
TliK forthcoming message is bind to
be of 11 nusual length. Will its author
please come down on us gently by pub
lishing it in thujform of a serial ?
IT boettis to bo the general impression
that the president was guilty of offensive
purtibuuahip during the recent cam
paign. Now , like President Grovy , will
ho give hiniholf the CJ. B.V
thnt the prohibition struggle
in Atlanta is ended , the Constitution
Bays , "Lot us come together. " From
nil accounts of the exciting election
there , they came together on election
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IT is said thnt .lay Gould will return to
America within a few weeks. Unless
they intend to indict him in the New
York courts , it is a matter of total in-
dilToronco to the average citizen
whether he over returns.
PuNNSYr.VANiA , according to the re
port of the llrst assistant postmaster
general , has 871 more postolllees than
any other state in the union. Also ,
more new oflioes wore established there
last year than in any other state.
THE estimated corn crop of the whole
country for this year was l,45'i)00,0M ( ) ( ) ,
an average of a little lefe.s than 20 bubh-
els per acre for 75,000,000 acres. This is
180,000,000 bushels less than the yield of
last year. It is thought there is ample
corn in the country for its own ubo.
Now Cincinnati will have a long
Btrugglo with Harper , of the Fidelity
bank , whoso trial is in progress. The
president or cashier of a bank in C'hina
is promptly relieved of his head whoii
Caught swindling the bank's depositors.
Such a custom in vogue in the United
States would probably make failures
OMAHA extends a hearty welcome to
General .T. W. Bar-rigor , who was .sta
tioned many years in Omahti * as chief
commissary of the department of the
'Platto , and now resumes his old posi
tion. General Barrigor has always
manifested u deep interest in the growth
and prosperity of this city , and Ids nu
merous friends in Omaha rejoice that
ho has come' back once more to live
TUB squabble between Plymouth
church and the Rev. .losopb Par
ker tenches that' human nature is
pretty much the same in. all grades ot
society. There is very little difference
in dcgreo , though there may bo in
words , between the quarrel of t\u > llbh-
vromiMi and the quarrel of a fashionable
church and a foreign clergyman. Below
the thin veneer of culture or the thicker
layer of personal uiu'lennlincss lies thu
same nature. Touch the mainspring of
Belt-interest , and the prince and the
beggar will dance you the snmo jig.
THK pleasant words spoken of the
United Stjito.s by the Englifh peace del-
ogntOb on their return homo is anothei1
oxam'ple of the good that it does buasi-
Wo Englishmen to come to America , It
has been bald that there is no provin
cialism like that which imagines that it
is the center of the vinivor.se , and this is
Hho sort of provincialism common to
most Knglinhmon. A visit lp this coun
try is very Miro'to remove it if the vis
itor is not M ) encased with prejudice as
to be impcMiotrablo to all facts and in-
ifluoncob , Thoi-o peace arbitrators arc
not of this sort , and being in a condition
to bo improved with the greatness of
this country and to < form ju t
ideas of Iho sentiment and feeling
of the Ann riran people , they'wore able
i to bay to tht'lr countrymen that , they
found hero no jealousy or hatred ol
Kuglaad and a people strong and self-
reliant enough to dispense with all
euoh bonlimontB. Impatience with the
inflated Ideas of Knglbhmon there ir.aj
1)0 , but no jealousy , and while the
American people can have no sympathy
j vlth England's political system and
methods , they arc not disposed to mani
fest their hostility otherwise than in the
peaceful yet potential1 way which Is
gradually denuding that system dt'iU
'Most objecliouablo cLuracterUUc * .
An Kxpcrlmonlnl .Statesman.
Mr. James Laird , Iho middle-weight
nigillst of the Second district , has sud-
lenly blo omed out Into a great states-
nan. Our Jim' * most -Intimate friends
mvo been agreeably eurpricod at his
unexpected advent in the realm of
mlltical economy. According to tin
. ) maha reporter who was taken into
Mr. Laird's conlldcnco , he curried a
allse to Washington , crammed with
> llls that are to aiHound the natives.
Mr. Laird has only condescended to
iiitline the contents of two of his
nnst important , national and inter-
latioaal measure ! ! .
Ita \ nit open secret that Mr. Laird's
nstinctd , sympathies and associations
ilways have been with the men who
oil on the farm. His whole life has
) cen devoted to the problem of rcliov-
ng the Nebiaska farmer of his woes as
veil as his surplus. It is but natural ,
.heroforo , that the farmer occupies Our
fim's thoughts , morn ing , noon and night ,
vnowing the general discontent among
ho Nebraska farmers , Mr. Laird is
equal to the emergency. Ho proposes
o introduce a bill that will make every
tinner rich. Mr. Laird's scheme is for
, ho government to establish exporimon-
, al stations on the great American plains
mil demonstrate to the world that mill-
oas can be made by our farmers in rais-
ng products that heretofore have been
grown only in foreign climes and distant
Our horny-fisted congressman has
convinced himself that wheat growing
s a failure in Nebraska. To bo sure
ome of our ignorant farmers in the
Missouri valley raise largo crops of
vheat nearly every season , yet an ex-
lorimental station where the growth
ind habits of the oleander and century
> lant could be watched and studied by
joggle-eyod dudes and political botnn-
sls , would lill a long felt want for which
his prairie county has ever yearned ,
in his speech presenting his novel idea
Mr. Laird will show that cinnamon1
, rcos will flourish in the Republican
valley , inasmuch as the cinnamon boar
ms been overtaken by the frontier cow-
joy. Ho will show in his usual knock-
lown btylo of argument , that claret will
low as freely in Nebraska as it
vill in Washington , and Nebraska
can raise Russian pigtail bristles ,
liipan tea , Persian opium ilowor.s ,
Arabian dales a d Egyptian cocoanutsif
congress will only give her half a chance
jy liberal appropriation for oxpori-
nontal stations. Mr. Laird has nolor-
mibly homesteaded a great part of a
nalodorous creek bed in western Ne-
n'aska , which proves conclusively that
vitli an experimental station properly
conducted under the provisions of his
jill , German carp , soft-shell clams and
wall-eyed pilce may bo taught to grnzo
upoa Stinking Water creek and fatten
upon the juicy nutriment found in the
ilkali beds of Cheyenne county.
Another brilliant and original idea
of Mr. Laird is to prohibit foreign
> aupers and criminals from landing on
our shores. At the time this bill is in-
.roduuod . Mr. Laird will experience a
sensation , when ho is informed by a
chorus of vpices that just such a law has
boon on our national statutes for many
years. Yet this all shows that
\lr. Laird is exerting his power
ful mind in behalf of his constituents.
Protect American Literature.
The movement of American authors
in favor of an international copyright
aw , in which they have the concur
rence of nearly all the loading publish
ers , has become no thoroughly organized
mil earnest that the promise of secur-
ng such legislation may bo regarded as
more favorable than ever before. Such
authors as Lowell , Holmes , Howells ,
Stoddard , Eggleston , and others of less
: amo , are zealous in promoting the
movement , and such men will hardly
'ail to command the attention of con-
grebi to a subject upon which they are
able to speak with the highest and most
trustworthy authority. It is understood
they have onlintod the president
in their cause , and that his
fortheomingannual m ° hsiigowlll recom
mend the enactment of a copyright law
which will insure some degree of pro
tection to the authors of America and of
justice to those of England. Gladstone
: md Tennyson are among those in Eng
land who'join hands with the authors of
America in advocacy of a copyright
policy between the two countries which
ihall be fair to each. Hitherto the chief ,
obstacle to securing such a policy has
) > eon the opposition of American pub
lishers , but only a very few of these are
now unfavorable , the majority being
quite as earnest as the authors in its bo-
half. What > vas therefore a few years
ago the excuse or warrant of congres
sional indilTei < cnco to this , subject no
longer exists , and congress will bo
urged to actioa with a vigor
.ind unanimity on the par ] , of those im
mediately interested which * it will lind
dilllcult to disregard.
In a recent article on this subject Mr.
Howells said that "Kvory honest man
who thinks about the subject must fool
keenly the disgrace now fairly shifted
from the American publishers to the
American public , of the wrong involved
in the absence of an international copy
right law , " It wasanmttor , he thought ,
which should appeal to the common
conscience , and his argument was ad
dressed to pointing out the injustice
done by the system of piracy now in
vogue. Mr. Lowell , in an address
u few days ago before the
copyright league , while laying
less stress upon the wrongs
resulting from the absence of an inter-
nationiicopyright : law , presented moro
fully the practical aspects of Iho ques
tion. He urged that the existing con
dition , are destructive of American
authorship , and that it is imprudent foi-
the nation to allow its literature , or a
great part of its literature , to bo made
for U by another nation , or , in other
words , to allow the shaping of its
thought , and therefore of its character ,
to be done by that other. The views of
tht > so two representative authors cover
the most important coiibiuoralirtns con
nected with this question , which are
those of doing justice to foreign authors
while protecting those of our own cogn-
try and stimulating an American litera
That there is properly in ideas has
bcoii ' .
admitted'by.every elvilhed coun
try lu Iho wor.lil except our own , but'tho
really important point in this matter
for the American people and congress
tiJ consider is whether out' own authors
shall be given a fair chance for liveli
hood and bo enabled to obtain such re
ward as their work entitles them to.
They claim that under present condi
tions these are not to be had , and that
if these conditions are permitted to con
tinue the effect must In course of time
bo fatal to all American literature.
There is undoubtedly something to be
paid on the other side , but it will not
bo denied that the authors have a strong
case. It is not simply their interests ,
but the interests of the people and of
the national Institutions that are
involved. Patriotism demands a
literature that shall bo repre
sentative of the sentiment nml
spirit of the American people
and the American system. It has been
well said that without a literature we
are without a national voice ; without a
literature wo are without , and must re
main without , that recognition of ourjiu-
tellectual endeavor upon which wo are
mainly dependent for the respect of
mankind and for the spread of our ideas.
It is an obvious duty to give every
proper and legitimate encouragement
to the development of a literature that
shall speak for the political , social ,
moral and intellectual life and charac
ter of the nation , and if in order to do
this it is necessary to bo just to foreign
authors there is simply a double incen
tive to perform such duty. Our prac
tice thus far has not been to our
credit , and to continue in it will very
surely bo to our detriment , if it has not
already been so. The practice ha.s
earned for us the opprobrium of being the
only country in the world that carries
on a systematic piracy of the brain
work of foreign authors , while it has
supplied to our people a vast amount of
foreign thought of very questionable
value. It is certainly not too soon to
seriously consider whether a policy
against which such objections can bo
fairly urged should not bo abandoned.
Stay Away From California.
The boomers have over-shot them
selves in Southern California. Reports
from that section are most discouraging.
Among laboring men the situation is
really alarming. Among mechanics
there are two and throe mon where
there is employment for but one. Con
sidering the high prices charged for
the necessaries of life , wages are below
the average. Building material Lsscarce ,
and in many instances because of unfin
ished work , contractors cannot pay those
who are employed.
Touribts and health-seekers have long
ago lilled the hotels and first class
prices are eagerly paid for
thirdclasaccommodations. . It is pre
dicted and feared that the winter will
find scores of empty-handed mon suffer
ing for food. And why the tide of men
rushing to that overrun and overesti
mated country does not recede , when it
is known there is nothing to bo gained
by the long and expensive journey , is
an unsolved problem. Those who depend -
pond upon daily wages for sustenance
find no pleasure in living , upon a-glori-j
ous climate. Some of the papers of the
coast hnyo sounded the alarm , and are
already advising porbons of moderate
means , and especially wage workers , to
Even those with money should move
cautiously , and business mon who have
viewed the situation from a financially
bottom must soon dropoutof California's
high pressure boom.
The Question ol' Genius.
Josef Hofmann , the latest musical
wonder , has'inado his debut before an
American aitdienco. Now the question
is , is ho a genius ? There is a difference
of opinion on this point. In Europe the
little prodigy lias boon extravagantly
praised by the masters , compared with
Mozart and other great musicians. The
preponderance of evidence as regards
the New York critics seems to bo that
Josef Hofmann has wonderful ability
but not the "divine spark. "
But the immense audience that lis
tened to his playing gave him .some
thing more than a warm reception. It
was a tribute seldom awarded except to
genius. What is genius ? The question
is almost as old as the wo.rld. Are New
York musicians who write criticisms in
the bocret and competent to point out
the line which divides talent from the
divine gift ? When the little fellow had
finished his first piece there were tears ,
hysterical laughter and wild enthusiasm
among his hearers. These wore not
produced by the music in itself. They
were the effects of that strange power
before which ordinary men and wo
men assume an adoring attitude. Europe
blood , breathless before it when Na
poleon passed from victory to victory in
his Italian campaign. It has awed the
world in Michael Augelo , in Dante , in
Shakespeare , in Mozart , in Gootho.
Prosy people who have cut something of
a figure , toll us that genius is merely
persistent application. It would bo just
as correct to say that a bird learns its
music , or how to build its uent , in that
way. It is a distinguishing character
istic of genius that its results
do not come from premed
itated application. They tire sparks
struck from the unusual personality ,
often as inexplicable to him as to the
rest of the world. George Eliot had a
powerful intellect but was denied genius
from lack of spontaneity. It has been
awarded to persons with much loss
learning. It seems to bo the highest
form of instinct.
To pronounce a dictum as to whether
Josef Ilofiminn is a genius or not would
evidently bo premature. Of course his
achievements have not been reached
without much training. But is there
another child in the world except a
genius who could do what ho is doing
by any amount of training ? Probably
From the way in which the
little wonder is managed there is great
danger that ho will bo stunted into a
merely clover performer as ho grows
older. Over-training and over-exertion
can easily snuff out the spark of genius.
Ho bhquld be allowed to run wild within
proper limits , like any other child. It
looks now as though ho may bo , sacrl- ,
flpcd to thedoairool mouoy-gatting in
those who have him in charge. ' '
TltKitK Is to be W > U in the city of
Brussels , BelglunM Axt year a univer
sal international djtnlbltlon under the
auspices of the gdS-Mnnent. The mo
tive inspiring thlst'i.ft'rpris0 is a feel
ing , more stronglyft-ii in Belgium than
In almost any othufrcuiiutrr , of the ne
cessity of n reaction1 from the widely
. . $ . * * . .
* * *
prevailing Industrial depression , and
one of the objects la to show " the great
change which has onlered"into Uio econ
omy of consumption and production
during the past quarter of a century.
Belgium is in an quninonl degree an in
dustrial country , ta'ough ' for the past
year or two her Industries have been
materially impaired by the formidable
competition of other nations. She is ,
however , in a position to contribute a
most interesting portion of an
international exhibition , and she in
vites the whole industrial world to join
her in this laudable enterprise , to the
end that all may iind in uch a competi
tion both prolit and instruction. It is
the intention that every branch of in
dustry and every department of science
shall be represented. Generous provi
sion has been made for cash rewards
and prizes , and the proverbial liberality
of the Belgian government in whatever
it undertakes is assurance that exhibi-
t. .ors . will receive every consideration.
American Industries should bo largely
represented in this exhibition.
SKCUKTAUY LAMAII'S ago has been
ascertained to be sixty-seven years. At
seventy , justices of the supreme bench
are retired on full salary. If the secre
tary is appointed he will have what maybe
bo vulgarly termed a "soft snap , " but
Cleveland would not be manufacturing
any political capital for himself.
THK cipher of Ignatius Donnelly is
having a wrestle with the English
critics. The London Tclrymph fccoll's
the idea that Bacon wrote Shakespeare's
plays , and wants to know "who is Don
nelly ? " Ho is a very shrewd American
who is- getting an advertising benclit
for Ins book in England , without pay.
St. John thinks it will be Cleveland and
lilaine again in 1S8S , with Flsk , ot Now Jer
sey , as the prohibition candidate.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat names General -
oral Low Wallace , of Indiana , for the repub
lican candidate for vice president.
Ex-Mayor Low of Hrooklyn and ex-Senator
Warner Miller arc canddldates for the repub
lican nomination for governor of New York.
Senator Furwell w.uits to get rid of the
surplus by removing'the tax from sugar and
tobacco. If no one else offers u bill ho will do
it himself. t
If the Philadelphia _ Kecord had to guess
the name of the next republican candidate
for the presidency it ouli ] pitch upon Judge
Grcshum of Indiana. , i A
It is amusing to see the political nonde
scripts who supported Hen Butler for prosi-
dcMit in 1881 HOW nroijiftng to make a break
for the head of the democratic procession in
Tlio people's serranfa ii pongrcss , about to
assemble , should rcincinbej- that their mas
ters are at home , wide' awake , 'and standing
at the head of the back stairs with the door
open. . , - v %
A iiutn who carefully studies himself , like.
Mr. Lamur does , possibly understands what
he is good for if the people don't. Long ago
they decided that Mr. Lamar was not tlio
proper man for the supreme bench.
Senator Allison of Iowa bows to the tariff
reform sentiment of his section so fur ns to
say that ho thinks some tariff legislation is
probable at the coming scsaion , and that a
number of the republican senators favor ir.
Uev. W. II. Wilburn , who used to slide in
some pretty pointed remarks concerning de-
Jlnqueat congressmen while offering prayer
at the sessions of the last congress , Is again
a candidate fortho chaplaincy. Ho will have
Congressman Stewart , of Vermont , has a
theory that if municipal ofllcers were elected
at fccparuto elections from those at which
state ofllcers arc chosen , the icsult would bo
less iullucaccd by politics than ut present and
would bo an improvement.
The position of the democratic party , ns re
ported through returning congressmen , ij
about this : They are in favor of Cleveland ,
because they would like to nominate some
other limn , but arc afraid to say so until the
rest of the olllces have been distributed. .
Some people think that General Hawley
bus ruined his presidential chances by marry
ing an English lady ; bat the wife is u cer
tainty , and the presidency Is a very remote
iwssibility. General Hawley has doubtless
acted wisely , even at the risk of antagonizing
the Irish vote.
Tlio Hrooklyn Eagle ( dem , ) , which has
always shown itself particularly well in
formed about Governor Hill's position und
plans , says that the effort to use his name in
the interest of some few persons or papers
that would like to prevent the re nomination
of President Cleveland is without his sanc
tion and contrary to his desire and Judgment.
Mr. Carlisle's position on the tariff question
is well known. He does not intend Unit the
tax on spirits shall bo touched at all if ho can
prevent , and ho will consent to a partial abolition
lition of the tuxes on tobacco only by way of
compromise with the Kumlull crowd of mo-
noiKily tariff men.
The New York Post' says the republicans
uro trying to maUo a point against Mr. Cleve
land by the complaint that ho has no policy.
Senator Mandorson , of Nebraska , for in
stance , says of the president : "No one denies
that ho has been a good executive oflleor.
When that is said , however , all is said. The
administration is entirely without a policy. "
nut IIH it'tlie Point.
CtncliHMtl Hii'iutm ;
It Is understood that '
Uoj president's mes
sage will bo four hours jiasslag u given point.
Give Him n "Loiit Her Patch. "
Cam ) * ( ( ( Oa. ) Hen- * .
Onr "Jeans pants" rw nearly worn out and
wo hopo- some thoughtful subscriber will
coino to the rescue. ' i
Increase of population i-Tnol nn unmixed
good. The larger the . .country the smaller
the individual chances. ( > f being elected presi
OnenhiK That Would lie Popular.
The most acceptable , opening proceedings
In which the United States senate could In
dulge on Monday would botho opening of the
doors during executive sessions.
That Ueinnln * to Ho Keen.
.SI. Limit ItrpuMtrqu.
Omaha is going for tlio national republican
condition with mi earnestness of puri > o o
Which already arouses the jealousy of Chicago
cage , but both arc wasting their efforts.
Vlln ' UlK Meal.
, It seems that the itostmaster-gencrrl , If so
.desirous of rbforni in the serrlco , might ; havq
fouud some uioro .serious oabusea to wrestle
with than this of advertising on wrappers.
Ho has pat himself In the position of strain
ing at a gnat and swallowing a whole drove
Missed Ills Opportunity.
AVir r.n/f / ll'orM.
Wllt6a Jones of England , has just Mulshed
n strong drama entitled "Kismet. " There
would have been a greater smack of popu
larity to the name had ho left off the "t. "
A Terrible Kumor.
Boston Is In a state bordering on fiea/.y
over u report that some of her "best people"
on Commonut'ulth avenue are "taking board
ers , " Happily the report lucks authentic con-
No Poetry In the Postonicc.
AVii' ' Ynrli 11'ciiM.
Postmaster English , of New Haven , Conn. ,
recently received a letter addressed "to the
most beautiful and Intelligent lady In Now
Haven of from eighteen to twenty-four years
of age. " Not feeling competent to make the
decision Mr. English consulted the postal
authorities at Washington and has just been
directed to send the epistle to the dead letter
oflleo. How little romance there is about a
government bureau I
"So Huns tlio World Awny. "
for the Sumlau lite l\ \ > Vitiate * Ftelit.
A laughing child , sporting amid spring
When morn smiles on the earth , and day Is
Cure free mid gay , resting in sunny bowers ,
While yet the sun low in the east is liuug.
* A smile , a tear ;
Life's season is but May.
No grief , no feurl
'So runs the world away. "
Youth , bright with liopo and panting with
To climb Olympus while shines summer's
Glowing- with dreams that ne'er shall find
Planning a race , lost ere 'tis yet begun.
A mirage fair ,
Fame , mocking , waves the bay ,
Hu grasps but uir.
"So runs the world away. "
Now manhood brave , by faith and love at
Kight nobly faces autumn's howling blast.
Hut link- reeks ho years and toil expended
May he but gain joy's haven safe at last.
Faith bleeding dies ,
False friend 1 Ah , dark the day 1
Love , slmddoi ing , Hies ,
"So runs the world away. "
Old age , alone , with feeble step and slow ,
Totters adown the fust declining slope ;
I31c.uk wintry winds rude toss his crown of
Cold on his heart lies pulseless , perished
A lowering eloud
Without one guiding ray ,
Prepare the shroud ,
"So runs tliu world away. "
A quiet grave , beneath the churchyard mold ,
Where the eaithwonn revels and rank
grasses grow ;
A sunken tablet ; a brief story told
And this is all the wanderer there may
Kind Mother Earth
Keceives our senseless flay ,
To death , from birth
' So runs the world away. "
Frank Demjntrr Slifrmim , In .S7. Xtclmlns.
December's eomo , and with her brought
A world is whitest mtirblo wrought ;
The trees and fence and all the posts
Stand motionless and white as ghosts ,
And all the paths we used to know
Are hidden in the drifts of snow.
December brings the longest night
Ann cheats the day of half its liuht ,
No bird-song breaks the perfect hush ;
No meadow-brook with liquid gush
Huns telling tales in babbling rhyino
Of liberty and summer-time ,
Hut fiwea in its icy cell
Awaits the sun to break the spell.
Hreatho once upon the window-glass
And see the mimic mists that pass ,
Fantastic shapes that go and come
Forever silvery und dumb.
December Santa Claus shall bring
Of happy children happy king ,
Who with his sleigh and rein deer stops
At all good people's chimney-tops.
Then let the holly red be hung ,
And all the sweetest carols sung ,
While wo with joy remember them
The journeys to Hothlohom ,
Who followed trusting from afar
Tins guidance of that happy star
Which marked the spot where Christ was
Long years ago one Chrisrmas morn 1
A GIIOWINR V1OK.
A writer in an eastern journal , over the nom
do plume of Ivan , advocates "organised and
systematic efforts to revise and purify the
phraseology of the boys of our land. " "Tho
time is long sineo past , " remarks this writer ,
"when the shocking pluuses so often henrd
from the lips of the growing lad arc regarded
us cuto. It is the duty of all who huvo the
proper education ami future of our boys' at
heart , to pay immediate attention to that
which may properly bo termed a growing
vice among the litllo men into whoso hands
the future may plaeo so many responsibili
Of whatever gender this writer may bo ,
he or she is not lacking in thu grit required
for a laborious tusk.
Thu small boy is beyond doubt an Ameri
can production. There may be , and doubt
less are , badly executed facsimiles ref the
American article in other lands , but the imi
tation and spnriousnut-s is so apparent that
little claim is made in that direction by the
managers of boomlets across the wave. In
all things intensely American , the small
boy guards with jealous eye the
saercd precints of his rights , and ho
need not bo expected to stand
idly by and see the achievements of himself
and fellows robbed of their lauroK Among
the many privileges accorded to the boy is
that of adopting a lexicon peculiarly appro
priate to his condition. Since u time so re-
nioto that the memory of man runneth not to
tlio contrary tlio boy lias been 'an important
and conspicuous feature in society und this
prominence has been duo not the least , to
the attractiveness of his vocabulary-
While not meaning to cast an obstruction
in the lubor of love undertaken by Ivan , it is
but common justice to u worthy class to view
both sides ot what promises to develop into
an Interesting combat. In the cast tire many
aesthetic cars to which the phraseology of
the youth Is far from being music to the soul.
From this class Ivan will have little dlflleulty
in securing co-laborers in the proposed re
form. Hut with homo appreciative persons of
the pfteto east who array themselves against
this plan will bo found the many perfect types
of Americans so promiscuous in the west.
These , constituting foes woithy of their steel
will prove valiant soldiers on the t > ! do of the
Hcforo the bar of pubjlo opinion
will this cause bo tried. The
nfllrmattvo will urge the need of purer
phrases and moro classic language for the
young bone of contention ; will refer to the
shock with which all effete ears listen to the
barbarous expressions of the future supports
of thu nation ; will Insist that with the tramp
of progress and the udvunco of clvlli/atlon
the welfare of the boy of America should not
bo forgotten ,
To all this the negative will stoutly main
tain the Justice of its cause , relying perhaps
upoiiconsltutlonal provisions and the precepts
of the heroes of ' ; ttthut , life , liberty and the
pursuit of hunplncss should bo accorded to
tlio.higli unQ low ; tuut freedom of sin-ccli if.
us justly ilno the juvenile as. tlio udilit ; that
the liberty of the press is u'o uioro important.
to the Interests of society und the welfare ot
the nntiou than the free nml uncotillncd use
of tongues which give to the world expres
sions , at once original and useful ,
After all docs it npt occur to one that the
world is Indebted to the snftdl boy for many
phrases which aid In giving expression to
thoughts where more elnssjo ones wAnld fall !
In the bright lexicon of youth there bo many
valuable wordsttiu credit of their origin Is duo
to this sumo small boy , und without which
the most classic of reformers might full in
expressing their thoughts upon necessities of
occiislons. Ifi teurlag down un estab
lished lexicon these reformers must provide
at least u temporary mio ; for the most sun-
gnmo of these persons will not expect at this
day to entirely subdue und slleneo the object
of their reform ; with the attempts at perpet
ual motion efforts In that direction reused
long since with men of balanced minds.
What substitute will those reformers offer !
Will they depend upon the labored expres
sions of the aesthetic ! If so , indeed Is their
task a dinicult one.
Fancy the boy of to-day bursting out In a
classic "pshaw , " when bijt yesterday It
would huvo been "rats" or "Is It possible , "
Instead o ( "como off , Cully. "
How the bald heads would start did they
hear from the recesses of thu gods "pardon ,
but your vest seems u trillc high , " or "kindly
evueuuto your elevated position , " or "oblige
mo by stepping from the block , " or "what
material Is this you uro presenting us , "
would It not parulyzo the old fellows so ac
customed to devouring chestnuts with a rel
ish from the dome ns well as the stage !
Would not the observant stranger color i er-
ceptibly to hear a representative of this much
abused class remurk"obscrvo the lad.'rather
than "get onto the kid1 ! What a painfully
dignllled expression would bo the substitute
of "the gentleman"for "his nibs. " How uwk-
wurd would seem "cease this annoyance"
when "cheese It. " would briefly and emphati
cally slifHec. What improvement in elegance
would be "tho largo and boastful lellow , "
over "that grout big tough. "
Hut It would be an endless labor to attempt
to offer all the comparisons , in this ps
in other cases certainly odious , which
might be happily made In an endeavor to out
line the magnitude of Ivan's task. There is
no doubt of Its being n dinicult one , and the
results will be awaited with Interest.
A serious thought , however , occurs to one
on contemplating this proposed lefnrin. In
the compilation of phrases , undoubtedly ap
propriate , but of questionable elegance , the
child is indeed father to the man ; and ills
remarkable with what readiness the child
pro tern sei/cs and converts to his own use
the rough nuggets of rhetoric which fall from
the lips of their youthful authors. "Hats , "
nn expression peculiarly juvenile , nml to
many extremely disgusting , has eomo to bean
an accepted word with some oC the most lit-
eratu of men. Emulating from the great lex
icon of boydom , It carries with it the plain
odor of its author's intent in its construction ,
and conveys in the smallest possible langu
age its meaning in the strongest possible
manner. No more expressive word has jut
been coined , but to obtain its strength and
value it was necessary that It pass through
the mint of jilvcnilo use , and fromlho mas
ters of that reliuory the grown-up boys be
came appreciative of its merits. So it is
with nil the phrases so peculiar to the boys
of our land. Their use is not confined to the
liltlo authors-of their being , but find ready
access to the mouths of ! tlieir ciders ,
who make use of them without thought of
their infringement upon the rights , if not
upon the morals of the lads. If Ivan und his
or her coluborcrs desire to achieve substan
tial results , would it not display wisdom on
their part to begin with the older boys of our
land and there apply the curative procens !
Through their endeavors in this direction
the growing vice may bo conllncd to the
class for which it seems specially ordained ,
and on passing the line thus established the
boys of America may content themselves
that they arc of "those whoso follies ceased
with their youth and not of that number who
uro ignorant in spite of thtfir experience. "
The Fire Department Try Uio Direct
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon a test of
the direct water pressure was made ut the
hydrants in the neighborhood of Harnoy and
Sixteenth streets , these being thought to
show a fuir average of the pressure through
out the city. The hose carts from engine
houses. ! and (1 ( were on hand , und were
manned by detachments from the various fire
companies , the whole being in charge of
Chief Galligan , assisted by Assistant Chief
Sailer and Captain Graves , of No. ( ( , und
Captain Colter , of No. 5. The measurement
of the streams thrown was given to City En
gineer Tillson , his assistant , A. J. Grover ,
and transit man Charles Coleman. The
no/.zles through which the water was thrown
were graded in diameter from one inch to
one and u quarter inches. The result indi
cated what might bo oxpeetcd in the event of
a llro among the high business blocks.
The test was patched with interest by the
mayor , thu lire commissioners , a number of
liisurunru men , a few municipal ofllccr.s from
the neighboring towns , and a largo number
of sight-seers , whoso curiosity was only
dampened when the hose was accidentally
ixiinted in their direction.
Shortly befoio'J o'clock the hose was at
tached as follows : Two hundred feet of
hose wcro laid from the hydrant at
thh corner of Fifteenth und Howard streets ,
ISO feet from Fifteenth and Hurney , 150 feet
from the Sixteenth street hydrant , between
Harney and Farnam , 1.10 feet on Sixteenth
street between Haraoy and How
ard , and - 150 feet from the
corner * of Sixteenth and Jlarney.
A moment later the five streams were play
ing simultaneously , and the crowd en
deavored to guago their height
by comparing them with the
steeple of the Lutheran church. Good guesses
were made , but the final result was known
only to thu I'lly engineer , who gives the
me.isiirments as follows : The highest stream
thrown eamo from the hydrant on Sixteenth
street , between Howard and Ilarney , and
reached the height of l'jt : foot. Tlio lowest
was from the chamber of commerce hydrant ,
and was only S. > feet. 'Tlio hydrant at the
corner of Hurney and Sixteenth street was
credited with 1W feet , that at Harnoy and
Fifteenth witli 110 feet , and the ono on
Fifteenth , bo.lwoon Howard undJInrney with
SMi feet. The water works company were not
supposed to bo uwaro that. Uio test was to bo
madu and the pressure in thu mala ut the
time recorded only 00 pounds to thu square
Tlio test , which was mndc.for the benefit of
some nervous insurance men , as well as for
the Information of the tire foniiiiUsionnrs and
the public generally , is consideied us being
satisfactory. The difference in the length
of the hose , und in the diameters of
the MO//.ICS , left the true iiicusurmcnt
of the streams thrown , in pnino degree of
uncertainty. The spot sclcted for the trial
is 101 feet ubovo tlio low water liver level ,
and 203 foot below the reservolrlovel. In the
neighborhood of Hunscom Park thu level is
! 5Xl ( feet above the low water level , and only
seven feet below the lovul of the reservoir ,
but this is not so serious as might seem at
Ilia glance. In order to provide for any
omergencv , in case a lire should break out in
thnt neighboihood , n pumping cnglno has
been pliioed at the corner of Uuit and Thlity-
tilth streets , and on an alarm being sounded ,
an extra pressure is brought to bear on the
hydrants la the vicinity , Hiiflleiont to mcot all
ordinary requirements. Tlio onlcial state
ment of the toil will bo brought bofoio the
council at the next meeting.
Tlio Police Court.
In the police court yesterday the Irre
pressible ioso ; MnUoy was soni up for ilvo
days for drunkenness ; William Siitloy , va
grant and suspicious character , tiveity ) rtuya ,
llrst and last eight on breadiiml water : J. W.
Range , diaries Lliijplist and t.lnst.liiigor . -
man t' < and cost , drunk and disorderly , The
case' of Freil Drown , Eu , plclous character !
w.ib coutiuuud. ' ' -
MR , TAYLOR'S ' LITTLE CAME ,
How Ho nnd "rionoafc" George
Timmo Stand In Together.
COUNTY PRINTING CONTRACT.
An Attempt to Capture the Conimls *
Hlonor.s I ' 'or ( lie "llenulillcnn V
llcucllt Mr. O'lCi'iM'e'H KnockDown -
That Mr. Cadet Taylor of the
"never opens Ins month without patting his
foot in it" Is an opinion at onoo general and
uxlomutio. The "jobs" that Mr. Taylor
would "put up" on an li.nocent public under
the protection of his Instrument's brazen and
stupid servility always prove boomerangs
from the fact that the gentlcmun Is a bungler
who Is liable to "go oft at half cock. " That
Mr. Taylor Imagines himself the Cujser of
municipal , county , und state government bus
been proven by his own braying , but when ho
attempts to "ring in" his schemes on the
county commissioners with the assistance of
"Honest George Timmo" ho should make
sure that Mr , O'Keefo Is oat of thu city.
Mr. Taylor attempted to capture the com
missioners bodily yesterday for the iltmnclul
bencllt of the Institution over which ho pre
sides. Mr. Timmo proved a valuable llouton *
ant , but an emphatic deeliaiitlon of Mr.
O'Koofo to consent to the job did for a shoi t
time ritther put u dumper upon the ardent
George nnd his whispering counsellor aud
friend , Taylor.
Mr. Taylor desired to get a Ircsolutirn
passed by the commissioners which won'd
give t lils paper the county printing and to
the Republican company the furnish
ing of all printed blanks , stationery nml
blank books , The llrst resolution offered
was written in Mr. Taylor's own hand ami
road us follows :
"Hesolvcd , That the county clerk bo In
structed to advertise for buls lor printing ,
stationery and blank books for I8ss. Suoli
blank books shall bo bound with PUIadelphiu
patent baok , in accordance with the resolu
tion of this board during the past year. "
The above document was passed over Mr.
O'ICoefo's angry and emphatic objection , but
the fact that the Hepublicuu company was
the sole agent for the "Philadelphia patent
back" west of the Mississippi river was
Ilimlly demonstrated to Mr Mount , ami Mr.
O'ICeefe's motion to rescind carried. Mr.
O'ICeel'c said some rather bitter things to
Messrn. Timmo , Mount and Taylor. Ho de
nounced it its a conspiracy to give the
county work into the hands of an irresponsi
ble party who did not desuo to place them-
S'lvos on an oijuul footing with other firms la
the same line. Upon his suggestion the
matter was hud over until Monday , when the
following resolution will probably bo offered :
"Kc.solved , That the county clerk in ad
vertising for bids for books , blanks and sta
tionery for the your ISsjJ , be Instructed to ask
for the Philadelphia patent back or back
equally us good on all such books as urn
needed , in accordance with u resolution of
this board ut time contract was let for year
last past. "
The above has already been drafted by Mr.
Wells , clerk ot thu board.
Not content with the above another effort
was made by Mr. Taylor and his factotum
Timmo to capture the contract for county ad
vertising. Mr. Tlmme offered the following :
"Kesolvcd , That the Oinubii daily papers
be invited to furnish scaled propositions ouo
WOOK from date for publishing the full pro
ceedings of the county commissioners. "
This called forth another emphatic remon
strance from Mr. O'Keefe. He demanded
that only mutters rcliitiu. ' ? to tlio nuances of
the county should bo published us nu adver
tisement , and that the circulation of the vari
ous papers should bo taken into considera
Mr. Timmo then pocketed the resolution
and loft tlio room occupied by Taylor. Mr.
O'ICeofo at that time witu the only commis
sioner left and soon after Mr. Timmo's de
parture was called nwoy for u short timo.
When ho returned he found the following
resolution on his desk , signed by Messrs.
Timmo und Mount , uud consequently it must
go upon record us the action of the county
Hesolvcd , That the Omaha daily papers bo
instructed to furnish sealed proposals ono
week from date for publishing the financial
proceedings of the county commissioners ,
also including all other advertisements , and
that all bills will be allowed after January
only once u month , according to appropria
tion ordinance to be published. The board of
commissioners reserve the right to rojeetuny
or all bids.
This Mr. O'Keefo denounces ns a trick. Ho
claims that it is un Injustice to Douglas
county , nud on Monday will , in open session ,
demand that an amendment bo inserted , cull
ing upon till proprietors of dully papers mule-
ing a bid for the udvei Using , to submit a
sworn statement showing the circulation of
Mr. Cadet Taylor seems to have nn idea
that ho can do us ho may see lit with the com
missioners. The other day he sent u pauper
to Mr. O'Kcofo with a note requesting truns-
portation to Chicago. This the commissioner
refused to honor , us it was not signed
bv two citi/ens us required by the statute.
Mr. Taylor said to Mr. O'Keefo Unit ho could
get Mr. Timmo to grant the request irrespec
tive of his ( O'Kcefo1) ) opinion.
Tills whole controversy is due , according to
Mr. O'Konl'o's statement , to the negligenceol
County Clerk Needlmni. He should huvo
asked for bids to bo submitted on or before
December 1. Tills ho failed to do , and thus
gives Mr. Taylor und Mr. Timmo un excellent
chance to get in their work.
It is un open .secret that Taylor assisted
Timmo during the recent campaign and that
Timmo's influence was traded in advance to
the Kepnblic.m for tlio printing patronage.
This explains the Intimacy between Cadet
Taylor and ' 'Honest" Qcorgo Timmc.
UNDKIl A IIOHKK'S HEAD.
How tin ; Smith Murder Wan Commit
ted at Scot in l > y Qiilnn.
The murder for which u party named
John Qninn Is wanted by the olllcials of
Greely county , in this state , and for the
supposed commission of which a man Is now
held by the police authorities of this city , llko
nearly all the others In Nebraska the porpo-
trjitorsof which have never been brought to
justice , was most premeditated and cowardly.
It was committed on tlio li.lth of last July in
a camp ot Mallory .t Cushing's , the railroad
contractors , who wei e then building the H.
, t M. branch of the Lincoln & Hluolc
Hills road. It was in the evening.
Tlio murderer was John ( Jiilim ,
the ni'ht ( watchman , and the murdeicd man
was Charles Smith , the foreman of the work.
Quinii had been drinking during the dav , but
Smith was sober. The latter ordered IJuinn
to pump some water , us was his duty , for
UbO next day , und Oiilnn replied that ho
if ho would. Smith offered to give
him souio assistance , but without Inducing
Oiilin to icccdo from his firm position.
Some words passed between them and they
separated , Smith leading his horsu uii to the
trough to let the animal drink , While stand
ing at Ills horse's head , with Urn bridio in
one of Ins hands , QuInn htolo up cautiously
on the other side of the boast and going
around to Uio animal's head , reached under
Its neck and plunged a largo knlfo lut
Smith's side , indicting a largo wound. Smith
WHS u powerful man and instantly
attacked Quinn , with whom ho otruggleil
uiitll ho became faint from loss of blood.
Sovpr.il men saw the light from u distance
and ran to the rescue , but only foui.d Smith t
in u dying condition , Qulnn having made his
escape , Smith was carried to St Paul for 1 !
surgical attendance , but died on the 2HU ,
the bccond day after His Btabbiry.
The following permits wcro issued yoHcr-
day by Superintendent WhltloUc :
C. W. Kaiuey , addition to store , 15111
JJodgo . V110
Mux.l. liuflir , buni , Woolwurtb and
M3th . 1M
O. K. Miiyne , fdur barns , .Mtli war
I'ratt . . . . . . . . . - - . . 1,100
M. UasmuHson , cottage , ii.Jtli ain.1 Ue-
catur. . , . > . . . . 5"0
K. Miller. iMrponUThliop , Uv.md a\x--
iino nml rYmich . t . Ti'M '
13. MHorlcOlUrflvl'1ri.ini1h ! nearOruiUl
uvcnuu.V. . . . . , . . . . . , . , , . . . i. . . . . . . . . , WX )
Six permits i\frcjatt \ ( ; jf.
. " ' > ; . .iv"'I ' , ' ' ' ; ' ' ' . ' ' , '
. . . . ' . . J" - . ' ' . . . . -'I : i . * . " ' " . . ' .
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