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TUB base ball season is about over
and the wicked will for : i time ut least
rest from their Sunday labors.
IK Mr. Hlaino goes to the Puoifio
slope ho may ho induced to take in
Omaha. Ho would drawa bigger crowd
in ono day thtin Sebastopol drew during
the whole fair week.
As the 1st of October approaches people -
plo in these parts are beginning to in-
qulro how much it will cost for man and
boast to cross the now wagon bridge
over the Missouri.
ON TIIK 2Uth of September , when the
equinox sots in and the congressional
convention is sot in motion , wo are
liable to witness a lively disturbance of
iho political atmosphere.
OMAHA'S prospects for a prosperous
fall trade wore never bolter. The job
bing trade is already very active and
the retail trudo will keep on improving1
from day to day as the nights grow
WB are threatened with a spontan
eous eruption of electric motor tind n
forest of telegraph poles and over
head lines along the route of the motor.
Nobody will object to street car compe
tition , but the overhead motor wires
ihould not bo tolerated on the business
utroots , which are already covered by a
network of polo lines.
K death of Richard A. Proctor , the
well known scientist , makes n void in
the world of scionco. Prof. Proctor
was an indefatigable worker in the Hold
of science and moro especially in the
realms of astronomy. Ho was an eminent -
nont author and possessed the rare fac-
ylty for popularizing the study of as
tronomy , which to most people is a
Tnis cranks are not all dead yot.
Seine of them are clamoring to stamp
out the social evil in Omaha , as if there
was or could bo a city of ono hundred
thousand population without the social
vice. These people moan well enough ,
but they do not rollout that the only
effect of their crusatlo is to scatter and
spread the virus all over the city in-
fltoad of confining it under police sur
veillance in the infected districts. It
is easy enough to repress vice , but an
other thing to alamo it out.
IT is pleasing to have the authority
of so acute an observer anU truthful
chronicler as Mr. Labouchoro for the
atatomont that the American girl has
almost entirely cut out the English girl
in the favor of the liuropaan public.
The reasons given for this are that
"she has moro to say for homolf , dresses
bettor and flirts hotter. " She is gen
erally looking for a husband with a
title , but if she fails in this "she thor
oughly enjoys herself provided that she
can nianago to flirt with royalty. " Wo
are not quite sure that the satirical ed-
, ltor of Truth intended to bo entirely
complimentary to the American girl
abroad , but at any rate it is gratifying
to know that she brooks no rivalry , at
least on the part of her English sister.
Not only socially , but politically also
the American girl appears to bo stead' '
ily extending her inlluonco in Europe ,
nnd , wo have no doubt everywhere , in
the direction of Improvement am
Tun Honorable Patrick Ford , member
bor of the council from the Third ward
has boon urged by his many friends tc
consent to have himself nominated fo
state senator on the democratic ticket
Mr. Ford has not yet intimated whotho
ho would bo willing to servo the county
as olllclontly as he has served this cit ;
as n municipal legislator. Mr. For
very naturally fools Unit the position i
beneath his aspirations and acknowl
edged ability as a great debater ant
statesman , TUB HKK would take th
liberty of suggesting that the honorn
ble gentleman from the Third b
tendered * the nomination far congrcsi
The democratic party in this distrio
has boon looking for some time for
robust candidate who could stand th
wear and tear of the lower houno in th
national legislature. Mr. Ford Is I
° excellent health , and ho is n hnr
tighter. Such a man has boon a lonf
felt want In congress since the days (
the lamented John Morrlscy. To olTc
Pat Ford anything less than the cot
prcsslonal nomination would bo ran
injustice. When TUB BKK nominate
H man in thU district ho generally gel
Tlnr Nobranka Itcltnlon.
The annual encampment and reunion
of the Grant ! Army of the Republic in
Nebraska will begin to-morrow nt
Kearney. All the signs point to an ex
ceptionally Hiiccossful gathering of our
veterans. Largo additions have been
made to the rosters of the posts during
the past year. The selection of a alto
is fortunate in being central and read
ily accessible. In addition the summer
camp of the regular army is now in progress -
gross at Kearney. A largo attendance
and an interesting meeting thus scorns
to bo assured.
Nebraska possesses moro than the
usual proportion of veterans of
the Into war. Still a territory ,
when the rebellion broke out , she
contributed largely of her able-bodied
sons to the ranks of the volunteer sol
diery. At'the end of the war , her free
lands and agricultural resources then
undeveloped , attracted thousands of the
boys in blue toiler homobleads and farm
lands. There is scarcely a state , and
few regiments , which do not find ropro-
bcntativos to-day in the roster of Ne
braska's Grand Army , and each ono of
these recm'ring events finds itn most
pleasant feature in the old friend
ships there revived and the mem
ory of old scones recalled by the
reunion of comrades long separated.
It is of moro than passing interest to
note that the commanders of the two
camps at Kearney , botli olllcora of the
regular army , rose to their present po
sitions from the volunteers. General
Henry A. * Morrow who will command
the Kearney reunion by invitation ot
the Grand Army , entered the army
from a Michigan law ollice , and won
uccossivo promotions by gallantry ,
ich lias enrolled his name among the
nest able of division commanders of the
Mir. There is no moro popular oflleor
inong the volunteers to-day than the
itty and genial colonel of the
LVonty-llrsl infantry. His presence
issurcs a succossstul administration
nd enjoyable camp ilros. General
Droolco also climbed the ladder of pro-
notion through volunteer command and
ron the way to the stars of a brigadior-
ihip by his admirable volunteer service.
Both oflleors are in a position toco-opor
to with moro than ordinary interest in
miking the coming encampment what
fill be perhaps the most memorable of
, ny like event over hold in our state.
Every old soldier who can do so
ihould 1)0 on hand at Kearney during
.ho coming week. The of
, he regular army and t.ho veteran vol-
ntcors will bo well worth attending.
Jut for those who cannot follow out
heir wishes in this respect Tun BIB
vill bring full daily reports of the pro-
Ilicfllciont School Hoards.
Omaha was not the only city in the
lountry which at the opening of the
nrcsent school year was not supplied
with adequate accommodations for the
increased number of children who ap
plied for entrance to the public schools.
in a number of cities , notably Now
York , Philadelphia and Chicago , thous
ands of children had to bo excluded
from attending school because sufllciont
provision had not boon made for thorn.
To a largo number of these children ,
particularly these who have boon
compelled to forego the In valua
ble privilege of a free education
iintil far past the school ago ,
it is a serious misfortune to bo
deprived of a year of instruction , and to
Mio great majority it must prove an ir-
ounrablo loss. Their time for acquir-
ng a rudimentary education is limited
nt best , and to reduce it a year is a
very material matter. The loss is also
a public ono. The common schools are
maintained in the public interest for
the training o ! citizens , and to the ex
tent that their failure to do thiswrongs
individuals , the state also is wronged !
In tnc cities of Now York and Philadel
phia the want of adequate school ac
commodations is not a new difllculty.
In the latter city the statistics of last
year showed that twelve thousand chil
dren were excluded from the schools
because they could not bo provided for ,
and undoubtedly the number in New
York was ' not less. Is it not n fair pre
sumption'tlmt hundreds of these chil
dren , having no instruction or restraint
from either parents or teachers , have
already fallen into ways of vice that
will lead most of them to prisons ? The
ranks of crlmo are recruited chiefly
from the youth whoget _ the least of thu
advantages of our p'ublfo school system ,
and the statistics of the increase ol
crime appear to show that the number
of these is steadily growing from yeat
The problem of enabling all the
children of the
land to re
ceive a rudimentary oducatior
is not in ilsolf so vorj
dilllcuU , but the trouble is thai
the great majority of these who arc
charged with its solution are either in
competent for the task or do not con
scientiously apply themselves to it. ANew
Now York paper , in referring to the
condition of affairs in that city , says ;
"The trouble is not that there is nol
enough money spent , but that much ol
It is diverted from its legitimate us <
and misspent. " The application o
this may safely bo made general. Then
are intelligent , judicious , careful mot
in all school boards , but quite generally
the majority of these bodies is composci
of men who have neither tin
ability nor the experience ti
wisely perform the very importan
task committed to them , over
If In all cases they had the concern ant
the conscience which men in such a pn
sitlon should have. The politician
who push their way Into the sohoc
boards usually control them , and it 1
hardly necessary to say that such con
trol always moans money misspent am
practices not in the interest of the pub
lie nor in harmony with the true pur
pose of the schools. The evident fac
that the public school system of th
country is suffering from the genera
inolllcioncy of school boards , nnd tha
the trouble is growing worse year !
cannot bo too strongly urged upoi
public attention , though unfortunately
atoly the labor of doing thi
U rarely rewarded with much attontlo
from the public. The obvious nocossit
for reform may bo readily acknowledged
but when the opportunity for olTectln. .
It comes , the people manifest their
wonted indifference. There could hardly
bo anything moro saddening to contem
plate than the fact that there are in the
country to-day perhaps not loss than
half a million children who are receiv
ing no Instruction In the public schools
because these who should have made
provision for them have failed in their
The subject of insanity has recently
boon receiving a good deal of discussion
in the cost , where the evidence ot the
incrcaso ot lunacy is most aboundant ,
nnd the matter Is really ono of general
interest , in view of the statistics show
ing that insanity is everywhere increas
ing. A report just issued by the Brit
ish commissioner. * in lunacy shows
that , notwithstanding the vastly im
proved methods of treatment , lunacy is
on the incrcaso in England , and that
the disease attacks a disproportionate
number of poor people , among
whom , .it la believed , the hick of
food IH a predisposing causa. This
development IB interesting as an inci
dental proof of the wisdom of placing
lunacy and charity under the oversight
of the same board , as is done in seine of
the states in tills country. It must bo
obvious f.iom the experience in England
that ono ot the most effective prov.ont-
Ivcs of insanity is an clHcient system of
Not the least interesting feature ot
the English report refers to the great
change tliat has taken place within the
present generation in the treatment of
the insane. The barbarittoi formerly
practiced in the * asylums are no
ongor possible. Another instructive
act presented is that the latest
esults of investigation go to establish
ho superiority of the hospital over the
, sylum , at all events in the earlier
tagos of insanity. It is coming to bo
uoro and more believed that in very
nany instances a speedy euro can bo
ITocted if the patient is treated prop
erly and promptly. Asylums are tliero-
'orc giving place to hospitals , as in the
jaso of the conversion of the institution
n old London known for ages as Bod-
am , a historical mad house that has
buun the scone of moro horrors and
Mirbaritlos than perhaps any other
structure in the world.
While very marked progress has
ioen made in England in
the study of insanity' in
all its forms and phases , and a very
real Improvement made in the treat
ment of the insane in thiscountry , or at
castin several of the states , the advance
.n both respects has been quite as great ,
vnd the subject Is still receiving in both
countries the most carnful study. Uo-
spite the enlarged wisdom and greater
Himanity , however , insanity is increas
ing , and it perhaps remains for the
philosopher , rather than the scientist
ind philanthropist , to point out the way
to check Its growth.
The Autumn Equinox.
The leaden skies and chilly winds
bring to mind the poet's familiar re
frain "Tho melancholy days have
come , the saddest of the year. " Wo are
at the threshold of the autumn equinox ,
when nature begins to rapidly shod her
arment of green and the harvest moon
looks down on 'meadows brown and
seer. " Already the loaves are begin
ning to change , and soon the woods
will bo gorgeous with the many tints
which autumn dyes. Five days hence
the day and the night will ba of equal
length , and thereafter this , "goodly
planet , the earth , " will pursue its way
moro in the darkness than in the light.
This is a period in the year which not
only has its important function in na
ture's work , but a moral influence on
humanity. Tills is a warning to prepar
ation , in the foretaste it gives of what is
Wo shall have some days of storm-
gloomy , disagreeable , tedious days but
they are never many hero , and wo can
bear them in patience in anticipation
of the glorious days that will Imme
diately succeed them. There is no
other portion of the country , wo bo-
llcvo , whore the season known as "In
dian Summer" is more prolonged or
more delightful than hero. Beginning
ordinarily about the oleo of September
it continues from four to six weeks ,
with rarely an interruption , of the most
beautiful and enjoyable ivoathor that
can bo imagined. Welcome , then , the
sunless and stormy days that are the
cheerless prelude to a season whoso
bountiful beauties are not surpassed by
these of any other period of the year.
A NOVKL question regarding the
rights to oitixonsliip comet up recently
before the United States circuit court
for Oregon. The facts in the case worn
as follows : A boy born of Chinese
parents in thiscountry was sent toChlnn
with his mother and upon his return lo
America after some years was denied the
right to land as ho had no certificate of
prior residence as required by law. The
case was finally appealed to tlio United
States circuit court on tha ground thai
ho was a native of tills country and thai
his residence in Cnlna for an indefinite
period did not expatriate him , nor
amount to a renunciation of citizenship ,
since such a right can not bo renounced
by the parents of a minor. The court
hold thnt the point was wall taken , anil
sustained the appeal by allowing tin
child to land. It would con scquontl ;
follow that this Chinese boy is a citizoi
of America. On reaching his majorlt ;
ho will have the right to exorcise all tin
functions of American citizenship.
V010R OP THliTHTATM'1UU3SS. .
The Plnttsmouth Herald echoes uourbni
fccllui : nil over tha country when it says tin
"domocruts ure Rind there m-o no moro Sop
tciiibor states. "
"Tho editor of this pntier will vote fo
Kussell for iironldanU-.il elector , " says th
Suhuylor Quill , "but every tlu o wo think o
it wo feel moan. It Is enough to nmUs' a , mm
hatohlmsoU to death to contemplate auch ui
After reading the president's letter of ac
coptaneo , the Grand Island Independent ox
clnnns : "Tho dangers ot a second torn
socin to have no terror in thorn ( or Urove
now , but then ho perhaps realizes the fac
that the danger Is not Imminent. "
Cuss county will huvo u county scat ulcc
tiou this fall , and the Weoiilni ; Water Gagl
screams ; "A fruo ballot , a ( air count , low :
Voters at Homo , the D. & M. utteudius to iU
own bushiest , the dead remaining In tholr
Knives , will put tlio county scut ot Ca s
county on whcals oii thoCthof November
The Lyons Mirror observes : "If there Is
nny ono thing the Omaha Keimbltcnn delights
In moro than nil things bcsldelt , Is to eopysomo
silly sling nt Vnti Wyolt ( rorn BOHIO country
newspaper thnt hai no reputation for wisdom
nt home or ubroui ! . The Republican has been
tolling the im llejfor u long time that Van
Wyck was dcnd ( but from the ofTort It puts
forth to kill him it must rogurd him as a
lively corpse. "
The Ulysses li&pnteh prints the following
as a warning : "Secretary of State Laws ,
by ouo act at Lincoln lust week , ( orfclted the
confidence of the rank and fllo of the repub
lican party by his higgling and haggling
method of refusing to stand by General
Lceso nnd Treasurer Wlllnrd la their labors
to huvo the freight rates of the state reduced.
Lot him bew.iro ; the people nro in no mood
to bo trilled with4and , though ho Is ronotnl-
tinted , ho Is not yet rc-olccted. . If it becomes
apparent that ho Is about to yolco up with
the rallro.uls , a strong tight on the part of
tlio uuti-rullro.id republican press will lay
him away In his little grave along side of
Lorcn Clark. And right here nnil now Is
the proper time for the gentleman to explain
his position , as the surroundings begin to
look a 'leotlo' dubious. " *
Secretary Laws' notion at the recent moot
ing of the stuto board of transportation
causes the York Times to talk as fol
lows : "Gilbert L. Laws has surprised nnd
chiigrmned many of his former friends and
supporters by his resolution to pistpono
action by the state board of transportation
on the rate order made seine time ago. Ho
voted a couple of times on the right side , before -
fore the convention , enough to show thnt ho
knows which the right side Is and what the
people want , but as soon us ho is nominated
ho Hops b'lck to the railroad sldo without
.hamo . or conscience. That is the way it np-
tears , and wo believe ho will find It exceed-
ugly dinicult to make the people view it In
any other way. "
The outcome ot the recent senatorial cou-
: oiiUonoC York and Fillmore counties calls
'orth the following from the York Times :
'After the outrage which was attempted nt
Fairmont on thu people and on Mr. Kcokley
evorv honest man In both York and Fillmore
counties ouirlit to give him his vote. The
: > coplo should make Ills majority so over
whelming ns to teacli the scalawags and cor
porations who combined to defeat him , with
money und trickery , a lessen which they will
remember. The most desncrato and damn
able means over employed were used to com-
puss his dofent , and were only overcome by
the utmost vigilance and persevorcnce , The
fact that the conspirators were thwarted and
defeated at lust does not relieve them In any
degree from the odium which attaches to
their villainous work. Mr. IvucKloy is bold ,
outspoken , nud uncompromising , nnd the cor
porations do not hanker after tinothervrestlo
with him in the legislature , but the desperate
fight which tlioy have nmdo upon him , and
will continue to-muko until the polls are
closed , shows' ' Jils value to the people , and
emphasizes the necessity of rallying to his
The Hustlngs-Giuotto Journal , has this to
say of McShuue and his partisans : "Having
aunouced that Nebraska is to bo carried for
democracy nnd free trade , this year , the
democratic organs seem to realbo tlmt the
gubernatorial situation Is ono requiring des
perate methods. They have eoinmtnced n
campaign of vi.rulcnt slander and abuse which
for pure , wanton maliciousness
has never been equalled in Ne
braska. Governor Thaycr is char
acterized as a dishonest , discrcplt old man In
his dotage. Ho is ridiculed , laughed at ,
scoffed nt , lied about , ubusci3 nnd slandered
by over zealous advocates of free trade nnd
democracy until a stransror might imagine
that the republican candidate for governor
Is cither n knave or an Imbecile. What is
the moaning of nil this nbuso. It is certainly
uncalled for. The exigencies of n political
campaign certainly do not require the demo
cratic editors to cram their columns with
lies until the column rules bulge. Gov
ernor Thnyor has proven himself an honest
and n capable oftlciul. His enemies cannot
honestly bring u single accusation ngniust
him that Is worthy of even n moment's con
sideration. The truth is , that the democratic
abuse of Governor Thayer springs from n
most natural doslro to attract attention
from the mediocrity of their own candidate.
What is there in the record of the present
congressman frqm the First district to com
mand the approval of yio citizen of Nebras
ka who has the interests of his stnto at heart.
What bills has ho introduced ? What meas
ures has ho championed ! What Is his opin
ion on the questions of the day In which the
people of Nebraska are interested } Granted
that ho is hoaost. Nobody bolloves that he
would steal or commit any of the other car
dinal sins tabooed by the decalogue. But
there are thousands of perfectly honest men
in Nebraska who arc not quilllled for the
ofllco of governor , and MoSluino , with all
his thousands of paltry dollars , is ono ol
They Have llcuril I'Yoin Maine.
Hindi Ullla Tint * .
What has boeomo of the men who , n fo\\
weeks ago , were offering to bet largo sums
ot money on the election of Cleveland 1
A Very HntiHl'auioi-y Opinion.
liurllngtnn llaiekeiit ,
Mr. Cleveland hold back his letter until tin
very morning of the Maine election. Thci
ho published it. And then the voters o
Mnlno gave their opinion about It.
Tlio Card To
01 ! Cllu HUzzarJ.
Congressmen may seuuro an odd veto hen
and there by a Judicious distribution of seed ;
among their constituents , but the right tliiiif
to plant for votes are public buildings.
What H is Ileun and Will 15 u.
l'hllaileli > tilrt Xmth .Imrrtcati.
It took three mqiifchs of "innocuous dosuo
tudo" for the president to turn out three col
umns of platitudinous platitude cxplulnlnf
his ambiguous attitude towards the laborlou
multitude. It will tuko loss than that tinr
for tlio multitude o'rceiprocato the attention
and then the porjoiliof desuetude will bogii
A. l-'Irst-Wutcr l i-aud.
Consistonoy Is n Jewel , and Prosldon
Cleveland Is a Jewel of Inconsistency. 1
rovllor of the proaj , ' ho retains In his closes
confidence an oHJ-tuno Journalist , Dan Ln
mont ; u scoffer at the reporter's humble pro
fcsslon , ho illustrates in his letter that h
himself is the greatest "fako" writer on th
American continent )
AVonlil Also Find Free Whisky.
Circii ) > orl Demicrtit-Qattltc.
General Clinton IJ. Fisk will dcvoto tin
next three weeks to cold water cuuipalgi
work lu Michigan und other western states
'i'tic general taught to visit lowii. Ho will flm
thnt Davenport has the best supply o ( pun
WAter of nny city of Its sl/.o In the country
and that moro of it is used hero dally than Ii
many cities of double our population.
A Sllclit Acceleration.
} ( rin'n Clti/ Time * ,
The papers announce that Miss Emmi
Abbott is on her western way with n3 end o
new gowns nnd a slight acceleration of hoi
trill. Presumably Miss Emnm Is m lionos
ns over , for she Imi brushed the cobweb
from her familiar repertoire and will b
heard ns of yore In the maddeningly Intoxi
cating melodies ot "Trovntoro" nnd the
"Hohomlun Girl. " She will invade these
precincts at mi early day ,
Tlio People nml tlio 1'cmloncr.s.
St. J.ontf QMic-Dtmnerat.
Tha people of this country do not look upon
the nppltcnnts for pensions us so many per
son s who may bo nbusod with Impunity by i
democratic president who sent a substitute
to the war , and sympathized with secession ,
ami was sorry when Leo , Instead of Grant ,
surrendered nt Appomnttox. They cannot
bo iiindo to behove , under nny circumstances ,
that men who were equal to the highest ef
forts of patriotic courage and sacrifice when
the llfo of the government was In danger are
now generally capable of wronging that
government nnd degrading themselves by
acts of criminal deception
Character of the Campaign.
l'/ill / M Ma 1'iiMtc .
( ! < | > Udjer.
There Is loss rancor nnd clamor In this
campaign than the last , but thcrj Is not loss
fooling. The last was a contest of Goths unit
Vandals ; this is like n crmaJo In which thu
triumph of a great c.iusn Is being fought for.
It Is full of courage , dignity , ns bcllts a con
tention In which are arrayed only sovereign
itizens of a free country. It Is full , too , of
ntolllgenec , education. At the und of such
\ campaign thoughtful minds will find this
reason for satisfaction that , no matter
lch party win or lose , the victory was
ichiuved by the assertion at the polls of the
nstnictod though * , and informed act of the
iieoplo themselves ; that knowledge nnd
reason , not pmion or prejudice , prevailed.
A. triumph so won should content oven the
Hcpiihllcans Have tlin Advantage.
iVcir l"i /i / .S'MII ,
There is no foundation whatever for the
boasted predictions he.ird at national lioad-
iiunrtcra and elsewhere that Cleveland and
Thurimm enjoy u lighting t-liancs of earry-
ng states hitherto reckoned as safe in the
-epublican schedule. Some fools In every
. anvuss think that talk of this sort Is Indis-
leasable us n certificate of party loyalty. Par
from Justifying the childish Imaginings of
these chipper prognosticators , the returns
from these nothcrn states whore there has
iilrcady been voting , prove that the advan
tage is slightly with the republicans. The
story is the same In Oregon , Vermont , and
low in Maine. Where the republicans have
been strong , they are , If anything , stronger
in IbSS than at nny former time for yours
The Promise of Prosperity.
Whatever the actual yield may have been ,
is evident from the acknowledged deficiency
in the wheat and rye crops of Kurono thnt a
sufficient demand is assured to market it at
higher average prices than have boon real
ized for several years past. The country
may DC able to spare a few millions of bush
els more toward making good the shortage
in English and French crops than the statis
ticians had previously calculated , but thu in
crcaso is not likely to bo sufficient to materi
ally affect the world's markets. The facts
that wo shall have moro wheat than was ex
pected , and that the corn crop , which prom
ises the largest yield on record , is now about
out of danger from frost , should give fresh
impetus to the wheels of trade and industry.
The big crops will swell the receipts of the
railroad companies , enlarge the volume of
foreign exchanges , and incrcaso the purchas
ing power of the earnings of the agricul
tural classes , to the advantage of business
all over the country.
However much my arrows have fallen short ,
Or swerved aside , or overshot that mark
Far-sot , whoso circles center but In Truth ,
This is the doslro the ono unfading dream
The hope of ray young manhood , so to stand ,
So aim , so loose the tense expectant string ,
That , at the lust , each winged shaft may fly
Unto the heart ot Truth unerringly.
Yet though I seethe the sting of ill-success
With thoughts of Error , lurking in tlio grass ,
Nursing a wouud some wide-flown dart bus
A fear dwells over nt my inmost soul.
That , haply , ere my growing skill has won
The prize Perfection I may fool the bow
Break nt full bond , or hear its worn cord
Or find the quiver empty at my belt ,
KINGS AND QUEENS.
King Milan , it is reported in Vienna , In
tends to divorce himself from Queen Natalie
by u royal edict , sanctioned by the Skupts-
china , and the Servian legislature.
Augufitin Iturbide , grandson of the Colonel
Iturbldo , who made himself a meteoric oru-
peror of Mexico over fifty years ago , has Just
been made colonel of the Seventh regiment ,
the finest in the Mexican army ,
Emperor William will visit Vienna at the
end of September. Ho will remain in the
capital for a week's round of reviews nnd
banquets. Ho will bo accompanied by the
empress if her health permits.
Thnprineo of Wales has given $25) to a
Roman Catholic charity in London , and Prin
cess Louisa of Lorno contemplates going to
Rome soon. This has caused n great deal of
serious comment in the London papers.
At the Isle of Wight Agricultural society
recently Queen Victoria took three prizes
for farm IIOIMOS , ono for Jersey cuttle , and
four for Down sheep , winning the champion
prize for the best rum and the reward for the
best pair of owes.
The ox-Empress Frederick will muko n
quiet visit to her mother , Queen Victoria ,
this month. She will not seek public recog
nition In any way.and may go directly to Scot
land by sou , nml Join her mother nt Ualmoral.
She Is in fairly good health.
The king of SwoJon Is preparing a scries
of oik hunts to tnuo pluco in his forests no\t
month , und the prlnco of Wales , the crown
prince of Denmark , Prlnco Frederick Loo-
poldof Prussia , Prinoa William of Nassau ,
nnd the crown prlnco of Austria are expected
to tuko part lu them.
John Lester Murphy , Quoea Victoria's pri
vate telegrapher , has been highly compll
montcd by her majesty. When at Windsor
lately she said ho was "the only man o ( sense
in the house , " the prlnco of Wales und Hcnrj
ot Uattenburg baing at the time dwelling Ir
the Imperial mansion.
The king of Spain not only has a hobby ,
but has Just had his portrait painted showing
him mounted upon it. His rpynl highness
who will bo 3 years old should ho hvo untl
next May , Is represented ns a manly little
follow , and ho has the reputation of being
very good little king.
The Empress Victoria Is not a high church
woman. In ( net. her religious views nro so
exceedingly liberal that , us Lubouchoro says ,
"it bus been u tnittor of spooulutlon us to
whether she really hold on religious subjects
nnv special doctrines whatever. " The other
members of the royal family uro In very
much the sumo condition , although the late
Priucens Alice , who was for several years a
decided freethinker , entirely altered bor
views , and became very devout In the few
years Just preceding her death.
Blr. Clovulnnd'H Letter ,
The Boston Herald ( Ind. ) cannot see that
anything has been gained by the delay.
The Hoston Journal ( rop. ) thinks tlio line
ortwodovoted to civil sorvios reform may
appear u moagro mention to the gonulna re
formers , but It guts considerably moro room
in the mossa'0 than It will got in the demo.
cratlo part of tlio campaign.
Sprinfe'llcld Republican ( Ind. ) : The prcsl-
ilcntdoca not strengthen his position who a
loproceeos to thij dissection of the republi
can platform. That doiiartmoiit ot the cam
paign might have boon toft to the care of tlio
.urty orators and newspapers.
Phtladoldhla Lodtjor ( liul. ) U as n nt'o
friendly towards Mr. Cleveland. It say of
his letter : "If Mr. Cleveland shall bo reelected -
elected It will bu upon his clo in nnd worthy
administration of thcchlof executive ofllca ,
not because of hh letter , nnil In spite of his
Larlff mcssaeo. "
Hoston cAdvortlser ( rop. ) says : Horace
Clrooloy wrote his letter In ton days , but Mr.
Cleveland has been trained by experience to
liurn his first thoughts. < Ys was to ba ex
pected , his letter Is ohlolly devoted to a
labored explanation of his message , nnd
ntilncd rebuke of these prejudiced partisans
who dare to hint that ho has no respect for
New York Commercial Advertiser : The
president's pi-ojeiitation of tlio matter is so
clear , so simple nnd so conclusively right
that It must commend itself to every fair and
honest mind which is not carried away by a
selfish dcslro for unfair ndvantago or blinded
by unreasoning partisanship. The arguments
ho presents are precisely these which led
Gurfield , Arthur , Folgor , Mcliulloeli , Henry
Wilson and Senator Sherman In years gene
by to reach the sumo conclusions that Mr.
Clovolnml now roaches und to urge the policy
Chicago Intor-Occati ( rop. ) : Mr. Cleve
land's last uniiuiil mesngo was solely devoted -
voted to an attempt to make the Issue between -
twoon free trade and protection the line of
battle , but this letter , on the contrary , has
for its main purpo.sa the diversion of popular
attention from the issue , nnd especially the
creation of the Impression thnt ho is not so
much of a frno trader as thnt message would
Indicate. Herein ho follows the same gen
eral line of policy us Judge Tliurmau , Con
gressman Mills and the democracy generally.
The courage of nine months sago has oo/ed
awuv , and in pluco of u bold front which was
then presented is the tiemoiidous anxloty to
explain away the real issue of the I'ump.iipn
und mystify it by descanting upon the evil of
raising u surplus revenue.
Mr. llnrrloon'n Iicttrr.
Globe-Democrat ( rep. ) : The difference
between the republican nnd the democratic
doctrine on the tariff question is fundu-
incntal. It Is not simply the diflorenco be
tween a 47 per cent- tariff und a J'J per cent
turilT , but it is the dilteroiico between ad
equate protection and no protection at all.
Cleveland Leader ( rep. ) : This letter Is a
comprehensive statement of grand republi
can principles , original in conception , forci
ble in presentation , irrefutable in logic , and
convincing in a degree beyond that of any
public paper of the campaign. It exhibits a
masterly grasp not only of the principles In
volved , but of the details as well.
Kansas City Journal ( rep ) : lionjumiii
Harrison has moro than mot the expectations
of his most enthusiastic friends by his con-
duet since the nomination , and his letter
simply clinches his title to the honor and con
fidence of the American people. Ho is lu
every essential n typical American , Ho is In
sympathy with labor , for few men have been
Clileago Tribune ( rep ) : General Harrison
risen first takes up tlio tariff question , nud
ho goes to the heart of it without being
diverted by anything In his opponent's mis
sive. Ho shows thnt the issue is not "ono of
schedules , but of principles. " Ho points out
thnt the whole drift , tendency , purpose and
outcome of Cleveland's suggestions as inter
preted In the Mills bill uro to bring about
ultimately the free importation of foreign
competing goods. Tlio democrats are not
aiming ut u revision of schedules ; they are
attacking the principle of protection ,
Pioucor Press ( rop. ) : For clearness , can
dor and good temper , the letter of acceptance
of General Harrison boars favorable com
parison with that of President Cleveland.
Ho moots the tariff issue squarely and intelli
gently. His attitude toward the existing
system of protective duties Is nsfar from the
blind nnd extravagant idolatry of the Chicago
cage platform ns It Is from the conceuled nnd
hulling , but unmistakable hostility of the
president's letter. Ho stoutly maintains the
protection idea , under which American In
dustry has thriven und the American work
man prospered. Ho combats the theoretical
assumption of the president that the entire
amount of a duty is added to tha domestic
price of the article , nnd points out that the
logical conclusion from this is n purely reve
nue tariff , by which duties shall bo levied
only on uitieles not produced in this country.
The Sea Breeze.
j ; a ir/iretcr / intcoe.
Hung on the casement that looked o'er the
Fluttered n scarf of blue ;
And u guy bold brcciu paused to flutter and
This trillo of dolieato hue.
"You nro lovelier far than the blue s'des
Ho suid with n voice that sighed ;
"You are fairer to mo thiin the beautiful
Oh , why do you stay hero and hldol"
"You nro wasting your llfo in this dull , durlt
room ; "
And ho fondled her silken folds.
"O'or ' the casement loan but a little , my
And see what the great world holds !
How the wonderful blue of your matchless
Cheapens both sea und sky I
You uro far too bright to bo hidden from
Come , Ily with mo , darling , flyl"
Tender his whisper ad sweet his caress ,
Fhlttored nnd pleased was she ;
The arms of her lover liftoJ her over
The casement out to sou ;
Close to his breast she was fondly proised ,
Kissed oneo by his laughing mouth ;
Thun dropped to her grave in thu cruel wave ,
And the wind went whistling south ,
Dimlliiitlvo MlHM > iirl People.
Kansas City Times : At Cassvillo ,
Harry county , I became acquainted-
with Samuel Gilmnro , a farmer , forty
venrs of ago , who is only two foot nine
inchnd tall and weighs forty-six pounds ,
lie is a jubticouf thu ponccjaml has boon
for nine years. Ho owns a farm of . ' ! 20
acres and looks after Us management
himself. IIo has received offers from
shopmenbut has refused them all , pre
ferring to remain upon his farm. lie is
married , his wife being a lucdium-bizeil
woman , and lias flvo children. At
Paris.tho county Boat of Monroe county ,
I mot two young laalou who are actually
belles of the place and yet are more
children in sl/.o. The older is now In
her twenty-second vcar and is two foot
eleven inches in height nnd weighs
llfty-four pounds. Her sister IH in her
eighteenth your and weighs forty-one
pounds. She has long , light hair and
in just the sb.o of a nlx-year-old child.
They are really the hnndhomeut little
women I over saw. Thoydrob.sntyllshly ,
have classical educations , are accom
plished musicians and have traveled
ox to naively. They comb of a prominent
and well-known family unit tholr father ,
who in now dead , was a man over six
foot tall. Tholr mother is a woman of
Fatal Flro at Cleveland.
CI.KVEI.AND , O. , Sopt. 15. An explosion
occurred ut the mills of the Nutlonul Milling
company early this morning. The mill took
flro und was destroyed , entailing u loss of
$150,00(1 ( , on which there wus tin Insurance of
JT.i.OiK ) . There were eighteen men in the mill
ut the time n ( the explosion. Ono , Peter
Gclruian , perished In the flames. Two others
were seriously Injured. So vim others uro
unaccounted for , und It Is thought at least
thrco of them are dead In the rulUs.
SUNDAY OOSSU * .
"Omaha Is n large , u growing nnd an In
teresting city , " remarked a visitor from
Hoston ns bo stood on the \Vubash corner
hint evening. "Jlut It ought to Inaugurate n
system of street cleaning Ilko other cities. "
"Wo have it , " answered h Is companion.
"Our streets nro regularly swept by ma
chinery nt n largo expense. "
"Vou don't mean to say , " replied the
stranger , "tlmt Funiutu street hero bus been
swept fora month ! "
" 1 do , " was the answer , It was just cleaned
lust night. "
"Groat Heavens I the contractor must begetting
getting rich out of the Job. It reminds mo
of poor John Sheridan's play of 'Fun on the
Hrlstol , ' whore thn Widow O'ltrcong is
asked by her daughter what her dcuilfiithcr's
business had been.
" 'Your lather , Julie , ' said Mrs. O'Hrlen ,
'was la the street cleaning department,1
"Oh , then , mother , ' said Julie'ho mndu
his money by swooping the streets. '
" 'He did not,1 lepllcd Mrs. O'Hrlen , with
ii'p'rlty. 'Ho nmdo It by not sweeping
them. ' "
"I saw John I ) . Howe on the streets yes-
terduy , " said u lawyer , "und uni gluil to
leaui that ho bus returned to Oiiiuhu to stay.
Ho wus for years ono of our most promi
nent attorneys until ho left the city to accept
the general uttornoyshlp of the St. Paul &
Omaha road. Howe's career In Omuliu was
tlio story of indomitable energy and hard
study , winning the prize against the disad
vantages of cramped circumstances und no
ono to boost him into favor. Ho came hero
poor und unknown. He loft with a line
reputation for high legal attainments ,
with an extensive imictleu und no
inconsiderable accumulation of means.
For nearly two years past ho has been trav
eling ut home and nbroad for his health , and
though somewhat grayer than when ho loft
us , looks in better condition than 1 have seen
him for years. "
"H makes mo smile right out loud , " re
marked 113 outig ludy , "to hear some of our
people trying to twist thelrinouths intoshapo
to give u foreign pronunciation to the word
'Sobastopol. ' English speaking nations
generally pronounce It In only one way , und
that is with the aeccnt on the bccond
vowel. To accent the third is sheer
affectation. One might ns well speak of
Purls a'Puree , ' Vienna at 'Wlen , ' Koine us
'Uomu , ' Florence us Fiernw)1 as to decline1
to anglicize 'Sevastopol.1 In my Judgment
nothing savors moro of cod fish aristocracy
than such absurd attempts at 'frills.1 Wor
cester , the best authority on orthoepy , gives
as the preferable pronounelutlon , the plulu
English one of 'Sobastopol , ' accented on the
second vowel. "
"It Is n cold day when Congressman Dor-
soy gets loft , " remarked u Fromonter ns ho
noted Mr. Uorsoy's presence ut Muyno'a
stock farm cule , nnd the additional fact that ,
ho was secured two or three times over for
his loan. "Dorsey is a good banker nnd ho
looks closely after his security. 1 have un
derstood for some time tlmt ho has been
holding the props under Muyno und am glad
to see that ho carried ono of them off will1
him whoa the trouble cumo. "
Anxious enquiries for Congressman Mc-
Slmno are heard on ull sides of the democratic
camp , "Wo uro mustered for war , " suid u
battlo-scarrcd democratic veteran yesterday ,
but wo can't move forward without the quar
termaster and commissary department. Wo
expect to make u red hot light as soon ns tha
ammunition und cracker boxes put in an up-
poarunco , but John holds the key to the situ
ation nnd the warehouses. You can counton
mi inspiriting campaign nil over the staid
when the democrutlo nominee for governor
reaches homo headquarters. "
The most popular preacher In Georgia Just
now is n Doling woman named Huskins , from
Tennessee , who Is conducting revival meet
ings in various parts of the state. She la
twenty-live years old , of modest nnd unas
suming manners , nnd is mi excellent pulpit
It Is proposed to hold a world's Sunday
school convention In London uo.\t June. 11
this'convention is held it will bo made up of
delegates from ull parts of the world , nnd a
ship will bo chartered which will take three
hundred delegates to London from this coun
Syriio bishop of Florida wns absent from his
dloccso when the news reached him of tlui
appearance of yellow fever in Jacksonville.
Ho reached the city b.v the curliest train , and
will remain there while the ( lunger lusts. All
tlio clergy of the city nro nt their posts und
will remain there.
A London preacher placarded the city with
notices that ho would preach In Spurgoon's
tubornuelonntho subject : " , - ; : ? - ! . "
There wus a largo congregation , to whom ho
announced the text : "Stand thou Htlll
awhile , " and then said tlmt hU subject was
"Tho 1'uusos of Life. "
Uov. Dr. Morgan Dix and Mr. W. WAster
Astor , the committee appointed to take
ehnrgo of the prcllmmarj arrangements for
the propo-tcd Protestant Episcopal cathedral
in New York city , have asked twenty archi
tects to send In foitipolltivu sketches of the
building by December IB of this yeur.
A young man , a protostunt , attended n
Roman Catholic church foV the first time on I
a recant Sunday at llur Harbor. Wlmii b i /
was going out he thought ho saw the congre
gation dropping offerings Into a rcceptuelo n )
the sldo of the door , HO when ho reached ft hu 1
put forth his bund und deposited u quarter
in the holy water fount.
Paris bus boon considered the wloke.de.sl
city in the world. Cardinal Manning , In : |
recent remarkable discourse , shows u differ
out picture. Which is gloomy enough. Hi
says : "London Is a desolation beyond that
of any city In the Christian world. Fou
millions of human beings , of whom U.OOo.OOQ
have never set their foot in any pluco ol I
Christian worship , and among these t,000,0 ! ( )
God only knows how few have been baptised I
how few hnvo been born iigulu of water and
the Holy Ghost. London Is a wllilornoss. li 4
is like Koine of old n pool Into which ull thi
nations ot tlio world streamed together und
all the sins of all thu nations of the world
were continually ( lowing. Such Is London
ut this day. "
All Arc Employes. '
In a publication rcoontly ifisuod bv
the Pennsylvania company occurs thi'i
paragraph : "Tlio employes of tha
1'onnsylvauta lines are compensated J
biifilciently to muko them Hujf-ronpoct-
ing and reliable , and are disciplined to
tno highest standard. A powerful pro-
vuntivo of dlhcord is that men filling
the highest olllcos are expected to con-
older thoinsnlvcs employes as woll.u.s
tlio humblest. Subordinates arooxpeut-
od to follow tholr instructions to the
letter , to pay duo rospout to their supe
riors , and at the same.timo superior
olllcortJ are required to bo coiididornto
and just In Intercourse with subordin
ates. All undoi-Htand that they must jy
work together for the common good of / | |
the service , and a personal Interest *
the economical and olTootlvo working 1
the syHtom IH fostered on every hau !
Anevldoncoof this is tho'coal proi
lum' nlan. Tlio allowance of coal neces
sary for fuel for an engine is placed at
a certain number of pounds per car per
mile. If an engine and llroiniin 111 ! the
requirements of the running schedule
with a less amount , they are paid | mlf
the value of the coal saved. If they ox *
coed the allowance they are not charged
with the oxcuss , but their conductor an
engine is examined with a vlow toward
An AiiHtrlau I'rlnno Doad.
VIENNA , Sept. 15. PrJnco Jonann A
aged olghty-nino , Is doad.
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