Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 05, 1888, Page 4, Image 4
THE OMAHA DAILY BJ3E : SUNDAY , AUGUST 5. 188S.-rTWELVE : PAGES , ' ; THE DAILY BEE. ) I1VKUY MOUSING. TKIIMS OK sr'llSC'ItllTION. Daily ( MornliiK Kdltlon ) including Sunday HKK , One Venr . $10 no Tor Six Months . A ) iKorThr-v ! Months . . . . . . SO ) Olio \hnSimilnv II m % mulled to any ad- dre i , ono Vrnr . 2 ) UMAitAOrncrNOR.oil ixtitrlt ) P.tti.f AVHTIIRKT. NF.W VOIIK Drum , HOOM II t.tn 13 TMIIIUHR IIIMMIINII. WtPIMMITO.N OFPlUKi NO. All I'Ol'ltTKK.NTII ttTKKirr. COItUKSl'ONnKNCK. . , . All commttnlcatlnns relating to news nnd edl- torlrtl matter should bo nildre-B'd totlieisumm All littllnefis Mteri Biid reinlttaliops should be acldre * eil f > TiiK HKK I'tfm.miiMi CoMi-Asr. OMAHA. Ilrnrt * , rheek * nnd pottolllco orders to be made payable to the order of the company. fny , Pronrislors , E. IlOSBWATKIt , Editor. Till ? 1)AII < Y HKK. Bwnrn Statement ol Circulation , Btnfoof Ndiraslca. I . . .County of IOUKW . I Bi" ' , ( jpo. It. Tzsi'hm k. secretory of nie Hoe T > ib- ; llahlnx company , doe * noleiuuly HW uar that the nctuafclrculutlnu of the Dally flee for the week cndlna Au u t * , lW8 ! , was as follows : Kundny. July Si -Monday..lul v : ) a-iK-mlay , July III ] . } ' VrectnrH'iay. August 1 JJJ. r | Tluiradar , August . ' JV"- : Friday. AiiKtist ! l W * ? Baturday , Au mt 4 .If.Qn Arcrngo ln.013 OKO. II.T/SCHUCK. Sworn to bcforn mo and subscribed In my presence this 4th day of Atictist. A. I ) . IW N. I' . FHU * Notary 1'ublle. Etate of Nebraska , I , . County of DoiiKias. f . , , . < lcoruo II. TMcmick , belns ntst duly sworn.de- IKWsnml says that he It secretary of The llee J'libllfchliiR company , that the iicttial avuraeu dally circulation of the Dully lieu for the April. 1HSH. 18.7H copleas for ay. x. t. copies ; for June.lStS , l , Sl.lroples ; for July. 1W , JB. )3 ) copies. OKO. H. T/SCIIUCK. Sworn to before mo and sulnc-ilbed In my presence this 1st day of Ansnist , A. 1) . . IHSJJ. N. 1' . 1 KlL. Notary Public. EVKN the Sioux pow wow is controlled by the "unit rule , " which the commis sion has been so fur umiblo to break. IK the boy preacher , Harrison , who is lorty odd years old , bus converted u Kew York editor in the middle of these do # days , the duy of jubilee must bo at hand. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ PniNCH Ai.itKHT VICTOU , of Wales , 1ms learned another trick of American talesmen. Like them ho is making dates ut this season to address the people ple at country fairs when the pumpkin ttinc sots in. Tine Chicago board of trade will per mit no more "put nnd call" trading 'among its members. But the buying and belling of "margins" on 'change is considered legitimate. This is like swallowing a camel and choking at a gnat. _ _ _ _ _ _ FAIimANKS , the great lard manufac turer , lias become a. director of the cot ton seed oil trust , but this docs not imply that cotton seed oil will bo la beled lard and put on the market. It will bo placed on the shelves of grocers in bottles stamped "uuro Italian olive THE shabby manner in which Tul- mngo treated the Crete Chautauqua of this state and similar- gatherings in Minnesota , may load the Brooklyn divine - vine into a complication of law suits for breach of contract. Sam Jones , who 'promised to speak bcforo an Illinois so ciety has boon sued fpr $ " ,000 , nnd the Nebraska people are waiting to see how the suit terminates before they serve tholr papers on the great preacher from the city of churches. TUB number of fatal prostrations from hent during the past few days calls for precaution on the part of every person to guard against sunstroke. The opin ion of loading physicians as to the best methods of keeping well may bo sum med up : Keep out of the sun , don't work too hard , don't worry too much , don't got excited , drink lightly of iced water , cat moderately of plain feud , nnd don't drink whisky. AND now the insurance trust , which is another name for underwriters , has advanced its rates at Lincoln twonty- five per cent , under the pretense that the water suuuly of Lincoln has become teunpalrod. Wo do not profess to know jbout the condition of the water bupply At the state capital , but we do know that with constantly improving fire pro tection , insurance rates at Omaha have boon gradually advancing. The truth IB , 'that the insurance trust , like our public carriers , will charge all that tho. traltlc will bear unless the people chucl tholr rapacity. IT will bo gratifying to the student of tistronomy to learn that the great Lick telescope has * moro than realized the high expectations set upon it by the as tronomical world. Not only ia it the largest telescope in the world , but hav ing boon erected on Mount Hamilton , in the remarkably clear air of Cali fornia , the opportunities for studying the marvels of the heavens are unsurpassed. Although the tele scope has been erected but a short time , the immense lens has revealed the heavens in an entirely now light. As Professor Holdon of the ob servatory puts it , "thoro ia absolutely nothing to bo taken for granted and there is no object in the whole heavens which wo must not observe as if viewed for the first time. Wo hnvo" to use Iho now telescope in a now way. " The greatest success so far in the use of the instrument has been solving the uiyutorlcs of the nebula ) world , especially that surrounding the Ring NobuUc in the constellation of Lyra "which has bafllcd every previous at tempt at uxphmntion and has led to many speculations. With ono sweep of , the Ltok telescope the structure of this wonderful constellation has become us tin open book. At u glance , as it were , the Lick telescope has revealed a cor- tier of the houvons where ono can sco ibo work of creation going on , suns eyolvcJ from the unformed nebulous " Mftttor. , For jclencp , then , the Lick talusconq , groatHold tor Invcsti- . fcai opened up a groat- .gallon , whcro the hcaverUwill.reveal MurvdU ol eraatlon. A.Scholarotl the Schools. T.ho current number of theIthrntic MnnlMy contains a most Interesting ar ticle by President HHot , of Harvard , on the problem of how to lessen the pro grammes in the public schools nnd at the sumo time increase their richness and usefulness to the pupil. While necessarily having as the guide to his views and conclusions the system and methods * of the schools of Massachu setts , which in their entirety are not of universal practice , much of what Presi dent Eliot sayw is of gonorul applica tion. Authentic figures for the last decade - cado demonstrate that the number of pupils In thn higher school * chow rela tively n very much smaller increase than that of the whole mass of population. This class of pupils , in numerical strength at least , is not keeping pace with the national develop ment , and the very important question is how the public schools can be so man- atred that they will give to the bulk of the youth at the land a satisfactory foundation training , concluding in sea son to allow them to leave school at the ago for leaving , which for the great ma jority is by the time they are fifteen. The great trouble , in the view of President KHot , underlying the higher grades is hick of thoroughness and com pleteness of Instruction in the prepara tory classes , and ho compares instruct ively the course of study in our public institutions with that presented in the French classical schools. At eight years of ago the French boy is studying a modern language , while here that is not thought of until at least thirteen , when history is also approached , which the French lad has undertaken at eight. Less at tention isgiven in Franco to the endless repetition of arithmetic and the memo rizing of geographical facts , but u moro general view of different subjects is taken at a time when the mind is moro receptive. The French idea is not to inllicl upon the boys and girls the necessity of committing to memory long lists of names , dates and localities , which are easily forgotten , and which are insisted upon in Iho pub lic schools of tliis country. Our system of memorizing non-os- icntials , as for example a knowledge of eography which enables the children o appear precocious. President Eliot ocs not believe to bo the best training n the primary schools. Ho finds also hat the schools are lucking in method. Our promotions are made on oxamina- nH , and the result is that classes nro iomposcd of various ages , whereas they ihould be divided moro by ago than ac- uisition. Rather than to fix promo- , ion by arbitrary standards of knowl- Ugo it is better the child should go long with those of equal years , even if , ot completely mastering nil the stops vhich ha meets. President Eliot regardsas first among ssontiul improvements u bolter class f teachers. His policy would bo more iccurity in ofllee and better salaries for .cachers . rather than in extravagantly spending money for appliances and Buildings. Ho evidently prefers men eachers and would encourage teaching is a stated profession. Ho urges n bot- , er and more substantial course of study moro meat in the school programmes , hlldren lose their interest , ho bc- iovcs , more from lack of the right ma- orial on which to feed them because hey are overcrowded. Straining their ITorts upon subjects which do not in- .orest . them leads to carelessness and nattentlon. The numerous reviews in onoral practice President Eliot believes to bo superfluous. The pupil would bo bettor engaged in taking up' now subjects , ro- icrvlng the review of all his course until maturor powers have enabled him Lo re-grasp the subjects ho has studied. Another fault ho finds is that children n the same line are kept too long in , ho different grades and hold to too strict u standard for promotion , in con sequence of which many schools nro burdened mentally with dull pupils who , iavo not been thought by tholr teachers - ors sulllclontly advanced to pass on with others of similar ago. President Eliot would have pupils pass on by regular stages , regardless of the question of equality in the absorption of abso lute knowledge , dooming it sufilcient that they go through the course , each ono assimilating what is natural , and not bo hampered and harassed by im pediments in ini. fever of examinations. The lesson which President Eliott seeks to impress is that the public schools are not intended to teach any absolute thing to pupils , nor to force a certain amount of knowledge into each. They should by a carefully devised course of development moot the ave rage power of assimilation , letting all the youth pass through that course with moro or less profit , keeping every ago together , and so ar ranging the > grades that now sub jects and fresh developments will bo made sufficiently often to interest tiiid direct attention , without seeking to indelibly stamp upon the minds of pupils dead facts and rules never to bethought thought of later in life , or if remembered - bored to bo of no practical value. The views and suggestions of Harvard's president should receive the careful consideration of nil who are engaged or actively interested in the work of public education. Foreign nnd Native-Horn Convicts , Among the interesting facts pre sented to the attention of the National Prison Association at its late mooting was n statement of the percentage of foreign born prisoners as compared with that of natives , which will serve to corrcctaquito general miflupprohonslon. It was admitted that statistics were not so thorough ns could be desired , but such us had been obtained showed that there had been a marked change in the pcrcontngo of foreign to native born criminals between 1850 nnd 1SSO , doubtless still maintained. Tito common idea is that the inorcace of crlmn has boon greater among foreigners than among natives , but it is the rovorao of thto , the statistics showing that while In IS" > 0 the percentage , of forolgn-bpfn prisoners was five times that of native prlson/ors' , at tiio labt census it was loss than double. Th'ls is au exhibit , which cer tainly spunks well for tUu forclgu-boru population , whilst not calculated'to con tribute to tho. pride of Alnoricahs. Neither Is it cncodraging to these who ofTer n < 5 the most formidable argument ngainst the increase of the foreign popu lation the assumption that it is most largely responsible for the increase of crime in this country. There is another aspect of the matter , however , which somewhat mitigates the severity of the reflection made by the statistics referred to upon the native population. This is that the ratio of foreign-born prisoners to the foreign population is very nearly double that of native prisoners to the native population. The foreign-born population Is to the native white popula tion ns two to eleven , but foreign crime is to that committed by native whites us two to live. This statement would , however , said the report to the associa tion , convoy a false impression if al lowed to stand without comment. The crimes against the person , committed by foreigners , when compared with these committed by native whites , are nearly ns two to five. As regards crimes against property , the ratio is about two to seven. But in the matter of oironscs against society , most of which are only quasi criminal In character , the ratio is a little more than two to two nnd n quarter. In other words , foreign disregard for law shows itsolt far moro In immorality and disorder than it docs in dishonesty and violence a showing that must certainly bo re garded as decidedly favorable to the foreign-born population. Accepting these statistics as accurate , so far as they go , while no doubt can reasonably bo entertained of the absolute impar tiality of the ofllcial of the association who presented thorn , they leave no choice but to modify the general opin ion respecting the increase of crime in the United States. JiiNtlco to a Great Scientist. The late Professor Spencer P. Baird was ono of the most distinguished utriong American scientists. His la bors , pursued with an unselfish devo tion , contributed largely to the sum of the world's scientific knowledge. As the successor of another great scientist , ? rofessor Henry , in the oflico of secrc- ary of the Smithsonian institution , he id much to promote scientific interest .ml investigation at homo and to ad- anco his country in the respect of the men of science in other lands. In the 'calm ' of his labors ho won a high and onornblo renown. But the crowning work of Professor Baird , in its vast practical value , was n connection with the fish commis- ion , the origin and practical develop ment of which wore due to his intelli gent , comprehensive study and undcr- tanding of the subject. The bureau cnown as the fish commission has been u operation nearly twenty years. The ibjcct and duty of the commission are o inquire into and study the iluctua- ions in the quantity of the supply of 'ood fishes on the coasts of the United States ; to investigate whatever discov erable causes may exist for diminution n the supply or that may lead to in crease , and generally to watch over and protect that important matter in our domestic economy. To this work , which in the earlier existence of he commission was exceedingly irduous , Prof. Baird sedulously do- , 'otcd himself for many years. The bcnellts to the country have been of the greatest value , and immeas urable advantage is yet to como. The laticnt and unselfish scientist who did : iimost the whole of this great work in the interest of his countrymen , and in deed of all civilized mankind , died com paratively poor. The government paid nim nothing for his services as fish com missioner , not oven allowing expenses , nnd his salary as secretary of the Smith sonian institution not paid from the public treasury did not enable him to accumulate much to leave his family. The nation is morally his debtor in something moro tangible than grati tude. Ho performed a great service that deserves n generous recompense - componso , willingly given. Yet when it was proposed in the senate to pay his widow fifty thousand dollars for his nearly twenty years of service to the country there was a vigorous oppo sition. The proposition , however , for tunately for the credit of the senate finally passed. It is yet to bo acted upon by the house , whore narrow dema gogues who talk economy for buncombe will doubtless oppose it , but it is to bo hoped there will bo a sufficient number impressed with the manifest justice o the proposed appropriation to pass it thioug'h that body. There need bo no fear of its becoming a dangerous pre cedent , nnd at any rate it is time our government should begin to mani fest a moro liberal spirit toward the men of science who devote - vote their ability and olTorts to advanc ing in practical ways the wolf are of their country and mankind. It will bo a reproach preach to us as u people if this proposed recompense of the public service of Prof. Baird , many times earned when the immense worth of his labors are considered , shall bo denied these who survive him. On tlio Wronj ; Scent. About two weeks ago this paper pub lished a letter dated from Hillsdulo , Miss. , which gave a torso and caustic description of the political serfdom that prevails in that section. The writer reiterated - iterated what has been time and again reported by men of good repute with re gard to the disfranchisement of the negro and the methods by which the votes of republicans are suppressed. This publication has stirred up the Mis sissippi democracy to a fever heat and the ox-confods of Marlon county mo on the war path against our correspondent. The following letter - tor bus just reached us , with tin ad dressed envelope to carry the response : Pori.AiiviLLB , Marlon Co. , Miss. , July 25. To the Editor of TUB HBB : Wo have teen a letter copied from your paper , dated Hillsdalc , Miss , , July 7 , nnd signed Iron and Stcelo , " which U a tissue of slanderous lies lies so patent that wo do not sea how any mnn , not even the most Ignorant and prejudiced , could bollovo thorn. Wo nro citizens Interested In tlio welfare of our county , and reside In. the luimcdlatq vi cinity of Hillsdale , Mis * . , ( which consists of one tor ft and two male inhabitants ) and tkiuic tlial wo bavo tlio right to demand of you the n me of. the ri r of the article m question. KoHpcutfuUy , J. M. Stirivera , T. H. White , J. L. Strahnn , F. . Lonvlr , A. U. F. Itawley , H..C1. Stuart , U. L. Uatllff. Tun Bui : very ( respectfully declines to comply with the request of the indig nant citizens of Marion county , in the great state of Mlssfeslflpi. While con ceding their right to n alto this demand , wo do not propose tp'c ! rposo our correspondent pendent , who is nil ol I union veteran , to the porsocutioi * to which ho would inevitably bo subjected at the hands of the Mississippi chiy ly which docs not usually respect the right of free speech and free press. No man could live in that section of the country who Is offen sive by reason of his political activity in opposition to homo rule as it is prac ticed in the gulf states. In order that no innocent party may suitor from groundless suspicions , wo will state that our correspondent does not live in Hlllsdalo nor in Poplarvlllo. Knowing that ho would bo tracked , spotted , hounded and kukluxcd if ho mailed his letters at the postofi'co where ho receives his mail , ho has taken the precaution to date his letters from another town * not very distant , and mailed them through a second per son from another town. But his letters are written in the state of Mississippi and to our best knowledge and belief , his statements are founded on fact. VOICE OF TIIK STATE PRESS. Cuming county politicians nro becoming cry liberal , ns witness this promise from he West Point Progress ; "To the Cltircns fThurston County , Greeting Nnmo your : ian for the legislature and wo pledge the ntlre vote of Cuming county to his sup- iort. " The Nebraska City Press Is sure "that , so 'nr ' ns the attorney generalship is concerned , t will bo Lcosc against the field , and it will st the railroads ns much to niako their loint , If they do make is , as to elect a United States senator. " "It Is nearly time , " says the Hooper Sen- .lucl . , "that aspirants for the honor of rcpre- cnting Dodpo county in the legislature hould bo making themselves known. The Icntc season Is at hand and the walking Is good. " Commenting on the fact that a minister , vas present at the Pawnee City lynching , , nd offered n prayer for the condemned , the Schuylcr Sun says that "Nebraska is set- ing the world an Improved example in the matter of lynchlngs. " Captain John Stcen , candidate for land jommissioncr , says the Fremont Tribune , is a genial and capable follow , but his can- dldai-.v Is suggestive of a kind of fruit com monly called chestnuts.- ! has held oftleo 'or a great many years , and has boon a can didate for auditor nnd secretary of state , and now he wants InniL' cduimlssloncr. John hould glvo the people of Nebraska a much needed rest. " Hero is a hint to pmah | merchants from the Herald , printed ju ouij neighboring city of Plattsinouth : "Tlio'Omaha merchants ivould reap a rich harvest if they would lay a motor line between hero and Omaha and ; et It In shape for carrying passengers. The 3lattsmouth busines 'mtn would then be bilged to move their place of business to .hat . city , nnd they would probably sell moro goods to Plattsinouth customers. " The talk of abolishing lie board of trans portation makes the Wood River Gazette rory tired , nnd it oxclnlms : "The pitiful argument of the corporations tlint the rail roads have made Nebraska what she is and she should release them from all statu- , ory restrictions , because If not so released .hey will discontinue building in the state , s the thinnest kind of bosh and makes us ircd every time wo hear it. The muscle and sinew of her settlers have contributed more to Nebraska's prosperity and develop ment than the railroads have , and against the rapacious encroachments of the corpora- t'ons the sturdy sons of toll are deserving of ust such protection as Messrs. Leeso , Mason et. at. are now trying to give them. " This is the way George D. Mciklojohn's : iomo paper , the Nance county Journal , speaks officially of his candidacy ; "For some time there has been a persistent call through our state exchanges and from other sources , for the Hon. G. U. Meiklojohn to accept the nomination for lieutenant gover nor at the coming state election. Mr. Molk- lojohn has not desired the position ; In fact , ho positively refused heretofore to stand for the place , but the desire has been so general that ho has reluctantly yielded , and white ho will make no effort to secure the nomination , If it bo tendered nim ho will accept. This will gratify his many friends. Mr. Moiklo- John is well fitted for the position , ns ho tms represented this district In the state scnato for the past two years , and was elected pres ident pro torn of that body , nnd presided dur ing the greater part of the session , and later was unanimously chosen chairman of the re publican state central committee. With Mr. Mclklcjohn ou the state ticket , this county will roll up a good old-fashioned republican majority. " The Wayne Gazette has no use for traitors and monopoly henchmen , and calls on the untrammeled voters to bo on their guart ngainst the army of railroad strikers. "Al over the state , " says the Gnzette , "tho Cranes nnd Ilobblns , who betrayed their constituents in the last legislature , are serenely bobbing up as candi dates for re-election ; and everything Indi cates that the railroad shysters are already preparing to thwart the will of the people by packing the conventions and securing the nomination of men whom they know they can use. And this applies not only to the legislative candidates but to state ofllccrs as well , and the flat has gene forth that Attor ney General Lcoso , who has boon a true nnd tried servant of the poopla must go. They have the machinery and propose to work it for all it is worth. Will the people submit or will they attend their party primaries and sec that only men who will truly represent them are sent to the party conventions } It Is not a question of politics merely , for the railroads have their trusted agents in both political camps. Llkq Jim Flsk , they 1110 republicans In republican districts , demo crats In democratic districts , but always for tbo railroads and against , the people. The pins have undoubtedly bcfa sot up In both the senatorial nnd legislative districts , and must bo promptly knocked down , If wo would bo fairly roprcfienjfcd nt Lincoln the coming winter. For ourselves , whatever tuny bo the outcome , wo shall support no candidate for legislative honors this fall whom \vo do not bollovo to bo fully In accord with the principles of anti-monopoly ns expounded - pounded by ex-Senator Van Wyck. " Tlio LInwood Journal calls ou Its readers to brace up and baltlo for their political rights this fall , and urges them on to the fight in the following language : "Already the monopoly henchmen have commenced tholr canvas * of Kutlor county. The war U on. The campaign "swag" ts being planted , Campaign promises nrc being made to bo broken in the future aa they UIWQ been In the past. As an Independent paper , above/ the narrow limit of party dictation , but a friend to ( do Interests of the agricultural masses from wnom It derives its supportthq Journal admonishes IU readers to wutch. Watch your central coia'mitloo- mcnl Wntch your caucuses 1 .Watch your conventions I .Watch every body 1 The o.ltl effort will bo inndo to eloct. fawning .rail road tools to nil the state offices and to the state legislature. The corporations , by shrewd manipulations , through local politi cians with promises nnd with money are making n stronger effort than over before to continue In control of the eaunlbatlon board and board of transportation , together with the officers elected to superintend the several state departments. They will repeat their old tactics In attempting to defeat all needed legislation , and to elect John M. Thurston United States senator , ns a fitting reward for his services In the "oil room" two years ngo. If they fall on Thur.ston Manderson or any other brass-colarcd "servant" will an swer the same purjioso. In this congres sional district these forces are being concen trated with the strength of Laird , nnd they nil are ono nnd the sauu , fed by corporation bread ami butter. In this county the old line republicans and democrats who have drunk poor whisky together , at tended and advised In each other's caucuses , and openly declared that certain nu'ii couldn't bo elected to certain oftlces because they didn't have the "stuff" to put up , are the chosen local lieutenants who expect to islt the central commlttecmcn and Job the primaries and conventions In the Interests of .heir bosses. While the farmer's grain is being gathered , and he Is busy In the Held , .heso . direct blows at his personal welfare ro being planned for him tolgnorantly ratify , utcr on. " PHOMINKM1 1'KKSONS. P. T. Hnrnum has Just celebrated his seventy-eighth birthday anniversary. Justice Gray , of the United States su preme court , is gunning and fishing In Can ada. Kobert T. Lincoln , now In Geneva , is to sail for homo on August 11. Mr. Gladstone gave to n poor church the sum received for his recent contributions to ho Nineteenth Century. Dr. Oliver Wendell Homes has written a chapter on the dialect of Massachusetts for Mr. Loland's ' forthcoming boolc on Ameri canisms. Although ho has become a social lion in i2nt'hind Bret Harto longs to get homo again. At least a correspondent says so. Bret's heart beats high for his native hind. George H. Bokcr , the author of "Frnn- ccsca da Ulmiui , " is gathering material fern n new book which his friends are confident will prove to bo tlio great American novel he critics have been looking for so long. Just before General Butler started for his annual cruise on the America ho was asked for his opinion ns to the remit of the coming presidential election. "I am outside of the arena , " answered the general , "and I cannot see over the heads of the very tall men in side. " The now Genmn embassaclor at Washing- : on , Count Arco Valley , belongs to the Ba varian aristocracy , but has been in the ser vice of Prussia since 1870. In 1871 ho was appointed secretary of legation at Washing ton , and in the following year was trans ferred to Vienna , and subsequently was at tached to various embassies. For a time ho , vas charge d'uffatrs at the Hague , and for a year and a half held the position of consul general In Egypt. 4 - - * A Ijoucl Smack. A" < /R'/Ic / / ! .imcrfcttii. Mayor Hewitt's kiss bestowed upon the duchess of Marlborough seems to have been heard around the world. filer Glory Gone. JVcio York Il'ofld. Boston Is stirred to its depths by the fail ure of the league team to play admirable baseball. After sinking $7,51520 ! ! in a nine no city could bear defeat with equanimity. One Way Out of the Woods. Ketft , It would bo n good plan for Chairman Quay and Chairman Brice to get up a grand fish ing contest between President Cleveland and General Harrison , the ono first succeed ing in landing a certain number of fish to bo declared the winner of the presidency. If the contest should end in a tie the oflico might bo awarded to the ono tolling the biggest fish story. VCH , Mr. President. Chtcauo Ifeics. Mr. Henry Wattcrson has been holding n mysterious consultation with President Cleveland. What the president said on that occasion is not reported , but wo have It on good authority that Mr. Wutterson said 'Yes , Mr. President , " nnd "No , Mr. Presi dent , " several times with considerable effect. As a conversationalist Mr. Wattorsou has a wull-estubllshed reputation. A Division of Labor. Pinnctr 1'rcrs "Look at that hand , Dan. " "Yes , sire. " "Looks limp , doesn't ill" "Yes , sire. " "And hero wo nro with a letter of acceptance to get out and four bushels of pensions to veto. And that hand is so stiff from hauling blue fish over the rail of a cranky , bobberty , chunk of a yacht that It can hardly cling on to a ball bat , say nothing of a penholder. Say Dan , you work off the letter and I'll do the vetoes , a dozen a day to bsgln with. I'll ' be limbered up before the week's out. " No 31illors' Trust For Us. CMmun Tribune. Now comnth the mlllrrs' trust. 'Twill fal Like Persians at fatal Thnrmopyhu , The people will never stimuli to the thrall Of such u grinding monopoly. Tlio Old Story. JIari > er'i Mauatlne. You may call It lllrtation , or what not , But I don't sco that I was to blame , How could I know that you loved mo When you never once mentioned the same I've walked in the starlight with tiany , And huvo risked my llfo on the bay , Yet among them I'vo never found any But had something decided to say. You thought that your silence had told mo ! The silcnco that's golden we've heard ; But the girl of to-day prefers silver , Coined into words sweet and absurd ; There are lovers whom there's no mistaking Whoso language leaves no one In doubt ; There nro other * who leave one's heart aiming - ing For a word there's no living without. But since the sweet year has grown older , And you'vo failed us a special pleader , Sball I bo left out in the cold , sir , Because I was not n mind-reador ) You blame me , I think , without reason ; If you really had something to say , What matters the time or the season I Why can't wo bo happy to-day I KINGS AND QUKUNS. Prlnco Louis Ferdinand , of Bavaria , hat become an l'M. D. " The queen of Denmark has been made dea by a bug crawling Into her car at night. The youthful emperor of China rises at 3 o'clock In the morning , breakfasts at 0 , dines at noon , sups at M o'clock and goo * to bed byO. byO.Tho The death of the ox-Empress Carlotta o Moxlro may occur at any moment in Bui glum. She Is rapidly sinking and has become entirety helpless. The young empress of Germany U Gorman nnd Danish to the core. She Is also sprung from the plain poopjo , for the founder of tier family was ono Sooren .Mutthlscn , Boxtoit o : Trinity church , Copenhageo. 'Emperor Francis Joseph it duwibed'a invlng n Tugged face halt hidden under n ua.su of wild uiustaoho nuil whiskers that ; lvo him a ferocious look , though tie Is'cx- roinely' good hearted. Ho aiiswcrn there- ore to tlio mai > with "hard but kindly foa ures , " whom Mr. Haggard speaks of In his ast story. Kmporor William ami his consort will bo crowned king nnd queen of Prussia about Jctober IS. Hitherto only two kings of 'russla huvo been cfowno.I , Frederick I. and William I. , other nnnarohs having con- cntcd themselves with what was called the luldigung , or the solemn declaration of lomaija from the roproiontatlves of the states of the realm , The king of Denmark will celebrate the wcnty-llfth anniversary of his reign on Xo- vcmbcr 15 , next. Heccntly he learned that a subscription was being promoted among all classes of Dimes nolontes volentcs to pres ent to him n magnificent Jubilee gift In tlio shape of a country scat In Jutland. Ho lias written a letter In which ho states that when 10 looks upon the existing economical i-oiidl- .ions of Denmark and sees tlio lintd struggle tor existence which his pauplo are carrying on , ho feels obliged In oonsclcnca to refuse to accept any gift so costly. Professor Curtlus , who was an intimate 'rlend of the Kmporor William I. , recently told this anecdote in Berlin : "When Wll- lam was king of Prussia , but an exile In England , he witnessed the tremendous on- .husiasm displayed by all London in front of Utickingham palace after the well-known at tempt on Queen Victoria's llfo , when she was slightly wounded , and ho was present .he same night In tlio queen's box at Hur Majesty's Theatre when the ovation of the audience on seeing the queen enter know no bounds. Stricken by his own anomalous > ositlon an cxllo ut the hands of his own subjects , and his kingdom on the point of de struction the kin ? could not restrain his tears ; but the queen , seeing hU great emo tion , seized his hand , and , with true womanly instinct , divining its eauso , said in an affec tionate and sympathetic voice : 'Your Majesty will live to experience a similar demonstration toward yourself from your own subjects. " " An AiiKii"t Day. Jiiri > ; i ir//l/ / / ( / < i , /M Jii.jim Tiililc T.if/ ; . Night's reign is o'er , nnd now her pale-faced queen Beckons her glittering suite , grows faint , and throws Her sccptro to the coming sun. E'en as I look , ho lifts the now-Hushed morn High on Ins shoulders up into the blue ; Then o'er the hill-tors peeps , himself , and Hoon , Aslant the valley , wood and field , ho flings His rays , that all-athirst drink up tlio dew A dainty draught u royal draught I Out vying That tlio Egyptian queen prepared to please Her Antony gums by the billion , hers But n single pearl. The iKOrn 'tis ' but n flattering pre lude To the day that drags , with wearying - , ing tread , The tedious length along. The torpid air Invisible it should be unwilling Hugs thu heated earth , then quivering upward 'Scapes to cooler regions. Sllcneo un stirred Save by the drone of locust or the humming bee- Oppressive hangs ; birds drop their lithesome pipes ; The cattle quit their browse for shel tered brook , ThereIn the shallows slake their fevered thirst , Or ruminate with sleepy eye , and slow ; Humanity Is mute ; and Nature's self , Wilted and drooping with her own de vice. Pants for her evening shadows. SlNGUhAlUTIES. A moving train knocked the tall off n Mis souri calf without In any way hurting the rest of the calf. A cat ut Norwich Falls , Conn. , Is bringing up her kittens on a diet of frogs' lops , which she catches for them in a near swamp. A colt in Georgetown , Ky. , possesses three heads. Ono of them is that of a Kout , the other that of u donkey and the third n colt's head. A six-months-old calf in Rutherford county , Tennessee , gives a quart of milk daily that makes about two ounces of beauti ful golden butter. A negro woman died the other day at Memphis from the voluntary opening of the sutures of the skull. The doctors are puz zled over the case , and cannot account for it by any laws of physics or of anatomy. Joseph Guilfoylo. of Binuhamton. N. Y , sunk Into a partial trance or cataleptic sleep two years atro last March , from which ho has Just awakened. Ho remembers nothing that has occurred in the Intervening time. A curiosity in Minneapolis , Minn. , is an Infant eighteen months old , whoso entire body Is covered with n heavy growth of hair. At birth the peculiarity was apparent and since several attempt * to chock the hirsute growth have been made , but only in vain. An atmospheric phenomenon was wit nessed in the English channel lately. The atmosphere became rarefied to the extent that objoots thirty nnd forty miles distant could bo discerned by the naked eye with re markable distinctness. Almost every promi nent object could bo picked out along the French coast. "Four babies in ten months , " was the heading to the following Hartford , Conn. , telegram in tlio Now York SVorld recently : Mrs. Patrick Connorton gave birth to a child October 4 , lust. It lived but one week. July 21 she gave birth to triplets , all girls , making four babies in Ic.ss than ton months. Mrs. Connorton was married eight years ago nnd has had seven children , all living but one. There is in a southern asylum an eight- year-old boy who has never boon awulcu since the day of his birth. Ho was the child of a paralytic mother , and has delicate fea tures and a hish , white foruhoad , with long , black curls. His arm is not larger than on ordinary man's thumb. Ho lies on his bed year after year , taking no note of anyth ing that passes. Twice n day ho Is aroused enough to take n little nourishment , nnd then relapses Into sleep. Prof F. W. Cragin , of Washburn college , discovered at Downs , Orborno county , Kan- Has , the petrified remains of a lingo fossil. Prof , Cragin pronounces It the most remarkable - markablo opoclmon found slncn 1877. The animal complete was n little over sixteen feet In length. The Jaws measure thrco foot eight Inches , the nock between four and five feet long , and the body about nine feet long nnd thrco or four feet through. It had im mense tcoth , about three inches in length , and each pair worked Independent of the rest , like a pair of hooked shears. The nnl- mal was of such gigantic proportions that it would have been able to crush n horse in its massive Jaws , and must have been king of the water. It had flippers quite similar to a seal's , nnd Its feet , two in number , were short. It Is plain that It was an aquatlo animal of the rcptlllaitngo. KKMGIOUS. The Wisconsin Free Baptists at their recent - cent state convention adopted a resolution to support the prohibition party. There nro now fl.CO ) Christian endcavo Koclotics , the number having doubled every year since 1831 , the time of the first orguui- zation. Heccnt statistics show that there are about 0,800 Catholic churches In this coun. try to which nro attached U.OOO parochial schools. The first unmarried colored woman sent out by the Auierican board of forolcrn mis. sions Is about to start for routhcastorn Africa. She Is a graduate of Flsk Univer sity. sity.Jo Cook , of Boston , has coma out of tlio prohibitionists. In his opinion the "saloonlin the saddle Is to-day u greater evil than the south In the tmddlo. " The Lutheran church is doing grand work and achieving wonderful success in America , In IStO the number of communicants In that denomination In this country was loss than 40J.OOO , Now there nro over 1,000,000. , A colored pruachar near Macon , Go. , 'has committed to sauuiory tug entire biblo. A fOTT years nw .ha was unable to road , , and claims that his knowledge lw booa rovoall to him In n vision. In 1838 there wcro 000 Romnn Calholfa priests on missionary duty in this country. The Hov. Peter Havcrman , of St. Mary's church , Troy , N. Y. , Is the solo nurvlvor. Ho has boon n priest for over fifty-eight years. Ho is greatly beloved In Troy , and has many friends among the uroles.ta.uts of that city. It Is currently rumorod'that the Rar. Stop- ford Brooke of London , the fnther of the Hoy. Stopford W. Brooke of tlio First Church , tins been invited to como over and assume tlio charge of the late James Frocman Clark's ' parish at Boston. Mr. Brooke , who was formerly of the church of England , bo- ciinio a convert to Unlturliui'.im some years ago , and Is a brilliant preacher anil author. The Prliifo of Wnles recently nttondod the church of St. Botolph Without on Trinity Sunday , and the result of his visit was an expomllturo account by the parish authori ties of .i . * . ) , IDs , Od. Among the items were : "Prayer and hymn books to order ; renovat ing Prayer Book nnd Hlblc , 15. " "Four bookmarkers , jC.'J 3s. " "Violet cloth frontal , embroidered nnd fringed , J19 IPs. Od. " "Ribbons nnd silk for ditto , JK1 Os. lid. " "Cupboard for ditto. 4 Ifis. " "Paid policeman - man for taking man into custody , 10 * . ; pold policeman for taking woman Into custody , J . 4d. " The bill wn.s allowed In splto ot opposition rather than permit nn "uuproflf able scandal. " o Ktornnl Fitness. Hubert J. Himlttte Jn JVr.is Slfttngr , A sailor for sea , And a iplnstor for tea , A lawyer for talking and n soldier for fight * Ing ; A baby for noise , And a circus for boys , And a typewriter man to do nutogrnpU writing. A banker for chink , And n printer for ink , A leopard for spots , and a wafer for sticking ; Anil n erack base ball filngcr , An opera singer , A shotgun , a mule , and n choir for kicking. 1' , l > U CATION A L. Twenty-four women hnvo graduated as lawyers In Michigan this year. Ground for the building to stand on the site of Yale's historic fence is to bo broken next week. In the city of Baltimore there nro 111,731 children of school ngo , of whom 10,870 do not go to school. The ehlldreen of school ago nro these between five and twenty years old. Prof. W. O. Vnncc , superintendent of the colored schools of New Albany , Ind. , is try- inif to rouse Interest in tlio organization of "John Brown clubs" among the people of the country , for the purpose of honoring the martyr's memory and , eventually , of erect ing u monument in his honor. With this end in view ho has been lecturing In Indiana on "John Blown nnd Harper's Ferry. " The Industrial homo nnd school of St. Francis do Sales , founded by the Misses Drcxol , at Ellington , P.t. , near their country seat , we * informally opened July 10. Two hundred children were transferred from thu St. John's orphan asylum to the school. Besides furnishing SWO.OOO for the erection of the building , the Misses Dre.xoi will pro vide for the current expenses of the Insti tution. Mrs. H. B. Kolls , professor of physiology and hygiene in the Mississippi state Industrial - trial institute and college , has been dismissed from her position for presuming to criticiso GcVornor Lowry's veto ot the scientific torn- perauco instruction bill. Mrs. Kclls Is n woman of talent , an excellent teaohor , and n lady of high social qualifications. She secured - cured her place in the institute through the influence of Jefferson Davis nnd his wife. Miss Locy A. Plympton , of Albany , will bo a delegate from the Dana Geological soci ety of that city to the International Geolog ical congress which meets nt London In Sep tember. She will not. bo the only woman member , nnd so the speakers will not bo put to the comical strait of their brethren of last year's congress at Berlin , who , by the pres ence of Just ono woman delegate , were com pelled to address the assemblage as"Madamo ct Melsleurs. " % Thirty thousand dollars is bequeathed by the lute Mr. Sibloy to Cornell university , nt Ithaca , to "endow a professorship of me chanic arts of said university , the said sum to be Invested and kept , safely and securely Invested upon interest , nnd the Income there of to bo applied by s.iiu university to the maintenance of such professorship , nnd to no other purposes or object whatever. The principal is not to bo diminished or any part of it diverted to any other purpose. " The Lo Moyno school for colored children at Memphis , Tonn. , Is a model ono , nppar- ently. A vi itor. describing It , says : "Im agine 125 white children up north remaining quiet without n teacher in sight. In the Lo Moyno school that number of children are loft In chnrgij of n monitor , who Is responsi ble for their safe and orderly conduct to their recitation rooms. A girl sits nt the piano , and at the word from the monitor strikes into a march , and the children fllo out. How the children are made to behave so nicely is n mystery. " Quito n tempest in n ten pot Is going on between the churches and thoHchools In Bos ton. The use of Swlnton's History In the schools is the cause of the trouble. The Ro man Catholics have objected to what It says of indulgence ? , and n toachnr who was called to account for what he had taught on the subject has been transferred by the school hoard and censured for what ho has dono. The result of this action has been that some- of the protestant clercy have taken up the caw , and considerable animosity has been engendered between the two parties. IjAllOK NOTKS. Fifty miners have loft the Conncllsvlllo ( Pu. , ) coke beds for Carbonado , W. T. The Saturday half-holiday is almost gen erally observed by the largo houses of Chi cago. cago.A A ( lour mill ut Whcatport Is said to bo the largest In the world. Its capacity is 2,000 barrels. At Sioux Falls , Dak. , stonecutters have struck for f I for a nine-hour day instead of ten hours. The flist Chinaman who over came to Casur d'Aleno arrived some days ago , and ho was given his walking papers. Twenty-one miles in nineteen minutes win tlio speed lately attained by a train on the railway between Boston and Bar Harbor. The Long Island Railroad company has placed nt convenient points in its yards at Long Island city palls filled with Iced tea , at tlio company's expense , for the employes. The Rogers Lopomtlvo works nt Patterson , have Just finished a number of now onplnos for the Union Puulllc ronj. They have two cabs to protect the engineers and firemen from tlio western storms and cold. It U expected that 5,000 Brotherhood en gineers will bo at the anniversary celebra tion in Detroit on August 17 and IS. The Brotherhood was born at Detroit on August 17 , 1HI3. Model vlllasje-s for manufacturing oper atives nra cheerful products of the timo. The last experiment Is Mr. Hartley's village for 1-tOO operatives of the Jam factory at Liverpool. Great attention is being paid to the picturesque grouping of the bulldlngci , and when completed thu village will hnvu plenty of garden and nlr spaco. Oinalia Indian HcHcrvntlou. Many inquiries have boon made in reference to an act of congress provid ing for an extension of time of jiay- niont to nurchatora of land on the Omaha Indian reservation in thin stato. In rcsponfco to these Inquiries thu bill Is printed in the form in which it re ceived tlio feigimturG of the president : Bo it enacted by the t-onntu and houfco of representative ! ! of the United Slates of America in congroub asbOinblcd , That the fcccrotary of the interior bo , and ho if > hereby , authorized and di rected to extend the time of payments of the purchase money duo for land sold on Omaha Indian reservation under the sales made by virtue of an act to provide for the salu of a part of Iho reservation of the Omaha trlbo of In dians in the stale of Nebraska , mill for other purposes , approved August 7 , 18&12 , n& follows : The time of each pay ment cluill he extended for thu period of two years beyond Iho lime now fixed : Provided , Thai Iho interest oji said payments shall bo paid ut the lime Mild payments are due : And provided fur ther , That the act above mentioned , except as clumped nnd modified by lull act , shall remain in full force.