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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : JllIDAY , DEOEjtfBER 14 , 188&
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A uiUH'Uiis' trust is promised for the
city. They would be boiler ofT if they
dill n't trust.
JunciK Buiiu.v's shinning rebuke to
Pat Ford , printed elsewhere , might be
read with interest before the federal
Tan state isholdingitH breath until
Webb Euton und Walt Sooloy llnd time.
to toll what they kno\vof the missing
Tiirc quarterly report of the moat and
fruit inspectors would indicate that
inspection of the right sort is a good
thing for the health of our people.
Tiru contestants' investigation over
the late legislative election in Omaha
proves one thing , that the "bloody
third" well deserves the name bestowed
, on that ward.
- TIIK BISK is the only Omaha paper
with a bureau at the national capital ,
and the only Nebraska , journal receiv
ing regular specials by wire from Wash
CONCUKSSMAX McSn.VNB deserves
the respect of the west and norlhwest
in being one of the few democrats who
is openly in favor of the division and
admission of Dakota.
COXOUKSSMAN MAUTIN of To.xns evi
dently did blow out the gas when ho
first went to Washington. Ho was fined
five dollars tit the Washington polieo
court forstrikinir a reporter who circu
lated the story.
IT would 1m very interesting for the
general public to learn what Bon said
to Levi andjwhat Levi said to Bon. It
was the first liino that the president
and vice president-elect had mot since
their names were coupled on the national
TIIK state has paid cut something
like thirty-four thousand dollars in the
rpast two years for the killing of eight
'hundred and fifteen glaudorod horses.
lTlio state veterinarian is making as
great n record in killing beasts as has
L > r. Billings.
IT comes to light that Nebraska , after
nil is entitled to a fraction over ten
thousand , dollars as its share in the division -
vision of Iho direct tax. Ton thousand
dollars would inako a very prolty
Christinas w.id in the heel of Nebras-
kii's big stocking.
TIIK taxpayers of South Omaha have
finally awakened to the fact that their
mayor and council arc carrying on
no-culled public improvements with a
high hand. It is time for thono ovot-
Tiurdonod elttxens to call a halt and aj > -
peal for protection against.tho roukless
methods adopted for squandering the
"PioiuON"KKUKVoL Pennsylvania ,
announces himself as a candidate for
One chairmanship of llio next ways and
means committee , now hold by Mr.
Jilllls , of Texas. But it is very doubtful
if Iho "father of the house" will stand
rv ghost ot u show in view of his loaning
toward the monopolies of his state and
liib unpopularity in the west.
TIIK rapid sottloinonl of western Ne
braska , especially ot the counties of
Cheyenne , Custor , Cherry and Logan ,
lias caused a yearning for two now land
districts and the creation of two new
land offices in that suction of Iho state.
The scheme is fostered , however , not so
much by land seekers and settlers as by
the olllco hunters , who look to. a soft
berth in Iho land olllco with the sumo
greedy oyoa us they hanker ivftor the
TIIK extension of the olvil service
rules to the railway mail service lias
been announced by Postmaslor General
Dickinson. The now rules cover over
eight thousand persons , including every
pnrl of Iho service with the exception
of Iho general suporinlendoht and thn
assistant general suporlntondont. It is
furthermore announced that no imme
diate ohiinge will bo made , but that
vacancloB xvlll bo filled by promotion or
byappoiulmont after examination. This
ought to soothe the fluttering hearts of
these postmasters who imagined their
time had coino. They will bo reserved ,
liowovor , for the political axe which
may full any time after next March.
TUB DUTl' OF LEGISLATORS.
If some of Iho mombcrs elect lo the
coming legislature should find n lilllc
time to boslow upon logislulivo prob
lems , to the exclusion of ollico hunting ,
they would fill a long-felt want. The
senatorial election is lee far off for de
cisive bargaining , and it will bo nearly
four months before General Harrison
declares his policy regarding appoint
ments. In the meantime the stnto of
Nebraska will have some claims upon
her homo representatives which ought
to bo respected. The first and
nil-important claim is for intel
ligent legislation. The great mass
of members-elect are not too familial
with the problems of stale government
which they will bo called on to solve.
They ewe it to themselves to study Iho
questions upon whieh they must record
their voles. There is no surer way lo
prominence in the legislature than
through Iho ability lo discuss clearly
and intelligently the subject before Iho
house. Unforlunalcly in'Nebraska lee
many of our law makers have boon
willing lo take their views second baud
from visiting committees , corporation
counsel , and steering statesmen em
ployed by enemies of the people
to befog Important issues and
direct the current of legislation into Iho
wrong channels. Ignorance , ncxl lo
venality , is the easiest prey of the
It would bo interesting to IviioV how
many of the members-elect to Iho next
legislature have looked up the question
of the state expenditures in connection
with the annual appropriations , and are
prepared lo suggest a dclinilo remedy
for the extravagance in the conduct of
government. How many have studied
tlio workings of the bogus railroad com
mission , which takes from the people
the power to regulate the charges of
common carriers and usurps
Iho functions of Iho legislature
in the making of rates and
remedying of corporate wrongs ? What
number of the members-elect from the
thriving cities of various classes in the
state have boon engaging themselves in
looking up the subject of mun ioipal
charters , and in making themselves
familiar with the reforms which other
states have of late years been applying
lo legislation relating to municipalities ?
Our educational interests arc great
and growing. Their successful main
tenance is largely dependent upon the
proper husbanding of the funds derived
from the disposal of state lands. In spite
of the fact that scores of Nebraskans
uro said to have become rich through
heavy purchases of school lands at ab
surdly low prices , and in face of the
rapidly dwindling area of educational
lands , it is safe to say that there uro not
a half doxon prospective legislators pre
pared lo discuss intelligently at present
this most important question.
If the members-elect of Iho coining
legislature will put in their time for the
next throe weeks in seeking for informa
tion rather tlinn for olHces , both the
public and themselves will bo greatly
benefittcd. In the first place , there are
no olllcos loose iu Nebraska , just at
present , while there are several cogs
loose in the machinery of government.
And , in the second place , the surest
road to a political prominence which
paves the way to political preferment ,
backed by popular endorsement , will bo
found in an intelligent , bold and manly
participation in the work of public leg
islation in the people's interests.
The caucus of democratic representa
tives in congress , at whioh'tho terri
torial question was discussed , showed a
far bolter disposition to deal fairly with
the people of the territories , and par
ticularly of Dakota , than there was rea
son to expect from what had been re
ported regarding democratic sentiment.
Congressman Cox , of Now York , led the
way as the advocate of a division of
Dakota , and it is evident from the ex
pression of views following IUH argu
ment that it was strong and convincing.
A number of prominent democrats in
the caucus signified their willingness
lo deal fah-ly with the people of Dakota ,
1 Hitting aside all political considera
tions , and while Iho extremists who fol
low Mr. Springer fatoutly combattod this
position they wore largely in the mi
But while these reassuring indica
tions were given regarding Dakota ,
there was slill apparent a pretty general -
oral disposition lo include Now Mexico
in Iho admission programme. This is
the one obstacle which if it can bo
removed will make the way to an early
settlement of the territorial ques
tion easy and simple. There
Ims been very litlle expression
of opinion from republicans
regarding Iho proposition to admit Now
Mexico , but there is no doubt of their
general opposition , not on political
'rounds , but for the reason that there
is a doubt whether Now Mexico has the
required population , and in any event
a largo proportion of its people are un
questionably not filled for Iho duties
ind rospnnsihililloa of statehood. It is
ilso quite probable lhal the republicans
cannot bo induced to agrco to some
other features of tlio democratic pro
gramme , for the reason that they are
obviously prompted by political
considerations. The hope of ac
complishing anything for the terri
tories r.osts largely upon . the pos
sibility of n sufficient number of demo
crats accepting the views of Iloprcson-
ativo Cox to ilofcal the programme of
Mr. Springer , and there IH gt'ound for
, ho bollef that this will bo done. Some
of the democrats in the house , includ
ing the Mow York congressman , under
stand and candidly admit that Iho con-
duel of Iho parly toward Dakota cost it
noavily In northwestern voles at the
nlo olecllon , and they do not see Iho
wisdom of continuing the policy of such
oadors as Mr. Springer , whoso intense
partisanship is proof against all consld-
eratloiiHof firmness and justiceKurthor -
moro , a great many dcuioornU uro very
much Opposed lo an extra session , and
if the territorial question can bo solllod
it the present session Iho chances of
Iho next congress being called to as
semble before the regular time will bo
considerably reduced , These con
siderations furnish the chief ground for
the hope that the territorial question
will bo settled at the present session
very nearly according to the republl
Tlio discussion of a policy of commer
cial union with Canada , and the opin
ion expressed by prominent and influen
tial mnn la Iho Unilcd Stalls and the
Dominion thai annexation is an event
of the not far future , has boon steadily
growing upon the attention of. the
people of both countries. Owing to the
absorbing interest of the presidential
campaign in this country the question
of our future relations with Canada has
received very little popular considera
tion for some months , but the subject
has boon of very general discussion in
Canada , whore it is believed the senti
ment in favor of closer relations
with this country , nt least of a commer
cial character , has made progress.
The attention of Iho American pcoplo
will now bo more fully attracted to the
question by the introduction In con
gress of a joint resolution authorizing
the president to invite negotiations
look ing to tno assimilation and unity of
the pcoplo of the Dominion of Canada
and the Unilcd Slates under ono gov-
crnmenl , such unity ami assimilation to
bo based upoiT the admission of several
provinces of Iho dominion , or any ono
of them , into the union of stales , upon
Iho same lorms and equalily with the
several stales now composing Iho union
The preamble sots forth the con
siderations which invite and make tio-
sirablo such a union , as identity of race ,
lincngo , history and tradition , supple
mental resources , the mutual dependence -
once of Iho nrtorlcs of commerce , and
Iho colnmunily of interests , presenting
altogether a forcible argument in sup
port of the proposed union.
The subject is largo and important ,
involving numerous questions that can
not bo determined otT-liaiid. The au
thor of the joint resolution , Representa
tive Butterworth , of Ohio , is an ardent
advocate of the policy of unity and as
similation , and Senator Sherman is no
less convinced that it is the policy
which must ultimately bo adopted
by the two countries. "My bolicf in
the future common destiny of the two
English-speaking nations of America
has never wavered , " said Senator Sher
man in a recent interview. But the
opinion of oven so wise a.statosman can
not bo accepted as conclusive , and n
little reflection will show that there are
vast difficulties in the way which it will
bo extremely hard to overcome , and
perhaps impossible for generations.
Nevertheless the subject is interesting ,
and English and Canadian opinion on
the proposed negotiation for unity as
similation will bo awaited with a great
deal of curiosity.
TIIK STATE SPKA KEnSUIP.
The speaker of the house of repre
sentatives holds Hie key to the legisla
tive situation , and practically controls
the machinery of that body. Lawmaking -
making may be expedited or retarded
by him. By usage he fills all the com
mittees and selects the chairman of
each. While the house elects a clerk
the speaker has supervision over him
and his rulings while the house is in
session very often determine Iho falo of
the most important of bills.
It is manifestly to the interest of the
pcoplo to Imvo a man in the speaker's
chair who will realize his responsibility
and who cannot bo swerved from the
palh of duly by < iny pressure that
may bo brought to bear upon him. Ho
should not merely bo well versed in the
affairs of legislation , but a man who has
the material welfare of the stale at
heart and will not stoop to use his posi
tion for ba'se ends in the interest of
jobbers or corporations.
Among the men who aspire to the
position , several at least have boon men
tioned whoso past records are a reproach
to the state. These men do not expect
to be speaker of Iho house ; they simply
give themselves airs in the hope of being -
ing made chairmen of important com-
millecs so as to have something to trade
Mombors-oloctof the legislature will
have ample opportunity lo learn of the
fitness of competing candidates , and it
will not bo difficult for them to center
upon an honest , capable and represent
ative man. .
JUDOK COOLKY , chairman of the interstate -
tor-stato commerce commission , appears
to have had his eyes opened by tlio in
vestigations in Chicago. In an inter
view ho .said the revelations of willful
violations of the law and of illegal
means resorted lo by railroad officials lo
secure advantages over each other ,
wore much worse than any member of
the commission hud supposed , aslound-
ing the truslful chairman. What a
commentary on a class of-business
men who exercise an enormous power
over Iho trade of the country , and who
are commonly thought to bo governed
by a high standard of business honor
and obligation. The commission having
learned something to its advantagOj.it
may now bo hoped that there will bo no
more trilling in the enforcement of the
law , and this is the promise which
Judge Cooley gives the country. A
firm and unfiinehing policy is de
manded , and there is reason to bolicvo
that such a policy the commission will
adopt. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
As LONG as the granting of licenses
Is put in the hands of men whoso Inter
ests can bo subserved by using the
liquor qlemnut us a powerful political
leverage in local elections , so long will
Lho license board bo a source of danger.
It is a temptation whieh the average
politician cannot resist. For that rea
son ambition and avarice too often spur
unscrupulous men lo outer into unholy
alliances. There can bo but ono remedy ,
and that is to divorce the liquor trufllo
from nil relations to members of Iho
council. No sacrifice of Iho principles
of solf-govoriimoul is involved in Iho
change , and Iho city will bo rid of the
moat cunning and dangerous source of
corruption in Iho council.
THK-PanioU commission1 , Instituted by
the London 'Jfmca to connect Mr , Par-
neil and Iho land league with the Irish
ojutruges , drags along its weary invostl-
g'atioh , Up to the present moment the
! /Yines has utterly failed to smirch Mr.
Parnoll's ' character by the , host of wit-
icssos it has summoned to giro testi
mony. It hris endeavored to prove that
the league hud ordered a long scries of
outrages , and that Mr. Pnrnell and his
Irish colleagues in parliament are re
sponsible for tliom. The commission
adjourns within a week for the holi
days , and it is highly probable that the
charges will bo 'quietly ' dropped by the
as an unprofitable task.
IT is officially announced Hint the
convention of the Republican League of
the Unilcd States' , which was called lo
mcclnl Now York City on December
13 , has boon postponed. A "largo num
ber of requests from all purls of the
country induced the executive commit
tee to put oft the convention until
March , In order to enable the delegates
to lake part In the inaugural cere
monies at Washington. This action
will undoubtedly bo approved by every
member of the league through the
country , and will insure u larger and
more enthusiastic atlomluuco at the
Tlio New Suit.
General Harrison has iloauccl a now sultot
clothes. There Is no evidence to show that
ho won it on the election.
The President's Windy.
illall ( i nit Krjiresf ,
Who would intrude into u family ) As a
gcnorul'ti staff nro his military family so the
president's eabiaoUiro his political family.
GrontcHt Show on Unrtli.
The tioxt greatest show on oarlh will bo
the legislature , and Jt will cost nothing to
look down from the galleries upon the states
men hi the pit.
Kxcesslve Modesty of tlio South.
Ucprcscntuliva O.itcs wont a step too far.
The south doesn't care anything about the
negroes voting nt the north. A rutical of the
fifteenth amendment , allowing us to do what
wo choose , would bo all the situation calls
Suggestive Hint Kroin the 1 * . O.
Official changes and appoint incuts will
conic , of course , and in duo time ; Uut there
are limitations to the worlc , both legal and
personal , which cannot bo disregarded , und
we do not think It will bo advantageous for
these who attempt it. From what wo know
of General Harrison wo nro quite sure ho
will not bo drawn or forced In this matter be
yond his convictions of duty , anil that the
ofllccseekurs who attempt to crowd him will
not profit by it. Wo arc strongly inclined to
beltevo that in the next administration these
who arc the most clamorous for office will
not bo the first to bo recognized. Their for
wardness ami anxiety will bo apt to over
shadow their real claims or merits.
The Comedy of the .House-Movers.
President-elect Harrison ( to the republi
can leaders who have helped him move into
the presidency ) Well , boys , this moving
business is all over now ; I guess you wpuld
better go homo.
First Mover Quay Go home 1 Oh , wo are
not tired. We'll stay and help you fix up the
Second Mover Reid Yes , we'll brush
around n trifle and dust off your pictures and
and your cabinet.
Third Mover Clurlcson No , we are not in
the least tired. We've had fun , wo have.
We'll stay right hero and straighten things
up n bit. '
Fourth Mover Now Go homo ! Oh , no ; I
guess not. We never leave a job half done.
That there cabinet , over there in the corner ,
is off its rollers , und the door is hanging by
Fifth Mover Wanamakor I'm out a quar
ter for beer for the boys.
Sixth Mover IBlaino I lifted as hard as
any ono on the piano. I also thought I heard
a piece of pie rattling around in the cabinet.
Seventh Mover Medill I carried a joint of
stovepipe two blocks , but I don't charge
anything for that.
The Two Hun torn ,
"So Harrison a-huntlng went ,
A-roamlng to and fro ;
Aud Harrison is eating quail
"While I nra eating crow. " G. O.
Queen Victoria contemplates writing , or
rather dictating , her memoirs.
Mr. und Mrs. Josuph Chamberlain will
spend most of the winter in Italy.
The empress of Austria is , despite her
leer ) health , remarkably young looking for
Cap win noycott now lives in the quiet
village of Flixton , Suffolk , as agent of Sir
Mrs. Miller , wife of the supreme court
justice , has purchased a fine building site on
Lord Tennyson is very much Improved in
licalth. 'IIu is able to go out of doors in fine
weather , and Is cheerful In spirit.
Mine. Patti-Nicolini is tired of living in
Wales , and she intends to buy the castle of
Cheuioncouux , France , the property of the
Mr. James Husscll Lowell Is living with
his ister at Uoston. and will probably stay
: hcro all winter. Ho has been invited to de
liver a course of lectures at PhiUdolphia.
On his rccont tour to the Midlands , Mr.
Sladstono stopped for throe minutes at Wel
lington , and in that time , it Is gravely re
corded , ho received two addresses , made a
speech , ate lunch and was "busily occupied"
during the remainder of his "stay" iu hand-
Sir Francis Clare Ford , who is mentioned
as the probable successor to Lord Sacltvillo
at Washington , has had a long diplomatic
caroc11. Since February , lS7d , ho lias been
the HritiHli minister at Madrid. He is u
cnight Grand Cross of St. Mlchanl und St.
George and u champion of the Hath ,
Koto iClI/iibeth Cleveland , who has been
living at Holland Patent , N. Y. , for some
nonths , will soon go to the White House ,
where slio will spend the winter. Mrs.
Cleveland is anxious that her sister-in-law
should be present ut the social ceremonies
which will close the present administration.
Count Von MoltUo'H house nt licrlln Is a
very largo ono , with tie loss than thirty win-
lows looking on tlio street. Hut the famous
old general lives almost exclusively In two
oems of it. Ono is his bedroom , the other
ilfl study. The chief ornaments of the
'ormor uro a largo photograph of his wlfo
md a picture of her tomb. These are always
vreathod with palm IG.UVOH.
Mtno. Muncmltsu Mutsu , wlfo of the Japa-
lese minister at Washington , entertains her
ntlmato friends with inusio on the "koto , "
ho Japanese piano. U Is six feet long by
eight Inchon wide , and the silk strings are
drawn lengthwise ou the rounded top. Mine.
ilutsu Is a clover performer on the "koto , "
and shci is especially acceptable when sUe
renders the musto of the "Mikado. "
.lotting * .
York supports 118 telephones ,
Pralno chickens bring W u dozen at
The Union Paoillo disburses flU.OJO u your
The Columbus creamery cleared a dividend
of 0 per cent this year.
liluina county boasts that It never had a
Ingle case of hog cholera in. its limits.
All the churches and schools at Oscoola
mvo been closed by order of the town board
u account of the provalcncu of scarlet
Do Morritt , the uiau who killed King at
Jrokcn Uow , has waived examination aud bus
been spirited away to York by Iho sheriff to
prevent nny attempt nt lynching.
The cngino nnd pumplnp outfit for the
Broken How waterworks hnvo arrived.
A second creamery Is bclnp erected at
Oakland , which will bo operated by steam.
A petition is being , ' circulated nnd signed
by citizens or Tekamali praying the city
council to call an election to vote upon bonds
for water works ,
A man living nt Murinetta , Pa. , thinks ho
knows where Oum Uohnnun , the oscapcd
murderer is , and the shorKTof Otoo county
has forwarded him ono of Quill's photo
At the annual election of the Grand Army
post nt Ewlug , the following officers were
chosin : Commander , I. . S. Butler ; scmlor
vice , 0. White ; junior vice , D. Hrion ; quar
ter master , John Wood ; sergeant. It. B.
Closson ; chaplain , F. Van Orsdel ; officer of
day , O. H. Urowstcr ; officer of guard , .T.
Wait ; mljutnnt , D. A. Cole. The post num
bers forty-six mcmbcrfl in good standing.
A wild-eyed steer had a lot of fun with
.lames Howcll , n prominent Albion "toi'lc-
mutt , the other day. Whllo llowoll was
sorting some cattle to ship , ono of the steers
ran Into the pony ho was riding , throwing
Mr. Howcll violently tn the ground , dislocat
ing his right arm ami bruising him in a terri
ble manner. It wns thought nt llrst ho was
Injured Internally , but ho Is now resting
quietly with u good prospect of recovery.
There nro 1,5. railway stations in Town.
The DCS Moltics Volaptik club has dis
In Sioux City they arrest storekeepers
whose employes sweep dirt Into the strcot.
It Is reported that two hundred Davenport
dollars are thrown nway hi lottery Invest
ments every month.
The meanest father in Iowa lives at Ores-
ton. Ho Is going to have his boy's hair cut
for n Christmas prosunt.
The town of Granger nnd Its vicinity is
greatly excited over the appearance of
phantoms who carry lanterns bul vanish
Dr. A. 1C. Cross , ot MHolicllvllle , who has
been practicing us a magnetic doctor in Dos
Monies , was magnetised by Mrs. F. C.
Khlera , nnd eloped with her , leaving a wlfo
nud seven children.
General Freight Manager Johnson , of the
Chlcano , Hook Island & Paeillc , has issued
an order to all station agents and connecting
lines that on shipments of liquor going into
Iowa the charges will have to be prepaid.
Levi Sheets , of Greene , a destitute old sol
dier with a largo family , while helping to cut
wood with u circular saw , stumbled nnd fell
on the saw , both hands being so horribly
mangled that amputation was necessary. It
is feared that the injuries will result fatally.
Secretary Shaffer , of the Agricultural
society , brought with him from Leo county a
relic that ho prizes very highly. It is a freak
of nature in the corn stalk line. The stalk
is like any other stalk up to four or live feet
from the ground. At that point it branches
nnd forms-two perfect stalks with tassels ,
good-si/cd ears , etc. It will be stored among
the archives of the Agricultural society.
Sioux Falls eiti/ens utihzo 150 telephones.
A flouring mill is now the chief want of
The artesian well at Letehcr gushes forth
300 barrels of clear , soft water per hour.
The Fargo business men will nniKo an ef
fort to secure the territorial fair for their
town next year.
The board of health at Yankton has or
dered the Sunday schools to bo suspended
until further notice.
The Hank of Hugby IIAS boon incorporated
with a capital stock of ? 100,000. E. A. Mears
is president and .1. W. Gordon is cashier.
The Hco Valley Free Press claims to bo
acquainted with a farmer In that part of the
country who neglected to harvest his flax
until last week , and then secured a fair crop
A novel feature of the proceedings Friday ,
at the district court at Ellcudalc , was the ar
gument by the plaintiff , Mrs. Landrisce , ol
Fargo , on her replevin case under pcrmissior
of the court. She won her suit.
Six now students were enrolled at th' '
Rapid City school of mines during last week
They came from different parts of the Hills
The attendance at the school is now in tin
neighborhood of forty regular students.
The ; .cad City Herald says : "A party o
youujr bachelors in this city expect to snenf
New Year's day in proper style. They in
tend to have a big dinner for themselves
ah ne on that day that will lay everything
elsa clear iu the shade. Married men are
barred , und the boys intend filling them
selves up on turkey forouco , at least. "
Miss Minnie Maddern is deservedly one o
the most popular artists who annually visits
Omahn , nnd the audiences that greeted her
yesterday afternoon nnd evening atteste
the warm regard in which she is hold by the
playgoers of this city. The ufteruoon per
formance was for the benefit of the Press
club/aml the pretty comedy entitled "Iu
Spite of All , " was the attraction. The audi
ence was large , and it need hardly bo said
that the entertainment was most cordially
received , Miss Maddern being at her best ,
which is perhaps all the compliment it is
necessary to pay to the charming and always
delightful little artiste. The financial re
sults , wo are informed , will add very ma
terially to the treasury of the Press club , and
tlio members of that organization feel deeply
eratoful to Miss Maddorn for her exceedingly
generous interest in its behalf. Miss Mad
dern has always manifested a kindly regard
for the newspaper fraternity of Omaha ,
and she took advantage yesterday or
the first opportunity to attest that re-
ganl. The occasion was in every re-
sp'tct ' a uucc-ess , mid the mutual gtm-
illcation will bo always remembered with
pleasure by all interested. Miss Maddern
wiw the rociploutof n basket of beautiful flow
ers on behalf of the Press club , which s'lo re
ceived with oyidontappreciationof the Kindly
spirit in which it was offered. In the even
ing the pleasing comedy of ' 'Caprice" ' was
presented ami most cordially received by u
large uudloueo. This production is familiar
to Omaha theater-goers , and the dual role of
Mercy Baxter , the uncultured country girl ,
and Lucy Ashton , the accomplished woman ,
is well remembered as one of the strongest
In Miss Maddern's repertory. The charming
actress has lost none of her L'raeo nnd nat
uralness , and easily retains the enviable po
sition In her profession which has long been
TUB IMVr.KI.V-CI.BfCl.tXn MlNSTIini , ! .
The name of Jack Huvorly , in con
nection with minstrelsy , lias Mill u
coiijurintr power to draw the people , and the
appearance of the ubovo named troupe nt the
Grand opera house lust night attracted ono
of the largest audionccs of the season iu that
house. Tlio entertainment was on the whole
very butlsfactory , with HOIIIO special features
that were notably pleasing. The musical
portion of the programme could be Improved ,
but Iho Hketchcs ami acts were for the most ,
part worthy of commendation , particularly
the Imperial .Tapaneso troupe , which is really
very fine. Most of the fun was made by
CuBhman. Queens and Norcrass , and they
arc comedians whoso ivpntntlons are too well
established to require nioro than a mention
of their names to assure those familiar with
minstrelsy that they were good. There will
bo afternoon and evening performances to
Tin Mi nli ; a 1'iirH. *
European Edition of the Herald :
Sealskin is again in high favor among
Among the most popular perfumes for
Iho approaching Houbon are Lo Trovol
Kocoeo , Pro Ko a , Pro d'Atiloinno ,
Priinavorii de Kspanu and the Imperial
For a couple of years past the high
lifo Purisionno has resolutely csuhowed
a display of diamonds and jewels.
Shapely shoulders and well rounded
arms have boon loft unadorned , whilu
bracelets , brooches and nocldauos lay
neglected in their velvet cases. This
winlorall that will bo changed , and
the ball room of Franco wid once nioro
sparkle with gems and fumtly holr-
'ooin8' ' "
No ChriNtiimH Tallin
should bo without a botllo of Angoslura
Dillors , the world renowned uppotl/er
of exquisite flavor. Litnvuro of couiiUir-
foil * .
A 1IOSLEN ON JOURNALISM ,
Extracts Prom the Circular ol
Alimod Aarlil Effomll.
NO MORE CONTINUED STORIES ,
Sonic of the Unliitio Ventures Con
tained In Iho Instruction- the
Govcrmiirnt Censor tn Kil-
Itorfl In Islam ,
For ihe Oulilntico of tlio Prcso.
Our esteemed Constantlnopolltnn contem
poraries , the DJorlilet Havaills , the Vakil and
the ToreJImaii Haklkat , together with the
Armenian Massls , the Greak Is'eologos , the
French Tuniuie , the Arabic HI lJJe/.zub , Ihe
Persian Alchb.tr , the Italian Tempo , and the
English Eastern Kxpreas , nil being news
papers published iu thu capital of the Otto
man empire , nro to bo heartily eougr.Uulatod ,
MI.VS the London Telegr.iph , on the appoint-
inent by the sinbllmo porto of a now director
ami censor of the press , whoso name It
Ahmed Aurlfl KiTomll. This remarkable
functionary has sent out a circular for the
guidance ami government of all editors In
Constantinople ami Pera ; ami the tcxtoC
this document , which has Just been published
In the French language , may certainly bo re
garded us almost unsurpassed for humorous
aggressiveness in the annals of ofllcial com
muniques. It was Figaro , in Heaumarclmis'
Immortal comedy , who remarked that u
Spanish journalist , HO long as ho left wholly
untouched such subjects as religion , politics
ami law , and if ho did not speak ill of people
in place , or the rcijjnlng favorites of society ,
or the taxes , or the opera , might write al
most anything ho pleased , subject to tlio
supervision of thrco or four censors. Hut
Mimed Aarill EITondl's ' views of press cen
sorship are far mnro extensive than these
hlnteil nt by the witty Harber of Seville.
"Do not , " says the Kffomti , in the third ar
ticle of his circular , "publish scientific or
literary articles too long for completion in n
single issue. Avoid the notice , 'To be con
tinued,1 which causes an uncomfortable ten
sion in the miml. " There are many Kuro-
pcan readers of periodicals who may feel In
clined to agree iu this respect with the Tur
kish censor , and to whom "to bo continued"
are hateful words. A story is extant of a
young gentleman who had Just , loft a public
school , and to wuom the perusal of u course
of the ' 'British Kssavists" had been rec
ommended ns conducive to the im
provement of his English style. He
began with tun "Taller , " but when
he came to the sixth number , in which
Steele commences a systematic epitome of
the "Iliad , " but breaks oft at the tenth
canto , promising to give the remainder in an
early issue , the young gentleman flung down
the book in deep disgust , saying thut ho had
heard ipiito enough about Homer at school ,
and that it was too bud to serve him out in
slices from week to week. Curiously enough ,
Sir Uichard Stcolo would appear to have
been of one opinion with the school boy ; for ,
although he iiromi.scd to continueliiscpltomo
of the "Iliad , " ho novcr kept his word. The
best valid plea that can be advanced iu favor
of the notice of the "to be continued" is poi
haps that the appearance of the work in
fragmentary form enables the reader of th
succeeding part comfortably to forget al
about the portions which have gone before
so that when the book is published iu a com
jileled form it bears a new mid original look
and the author is paid twice over.
"Avoid blank spaces mid suggestive dot
in the body of an article. They turn ! to rulso
supposition and disturb ttio tr.UKiuility of th
reader's mind , as was recently seen In th
case of the Levant Herald. " Well , we are
not prepared entirely to deny the validity o
the ICtTemli's contention. The trmiqtiilily o :
the Osumiili mind might certainly bo dis
turbcd by an article interspersed with dots
and which contained darkly iucouscipacn
allusions to Giaours drink'ng boiling watci
in Eblis ; contractors for government loans
broiling on everlasting gridiroiif. ; drinkers
of champagne choked with date-stones
wearers of tall hats pursued by fiends
whllo tlio Franks in general , and the
Moscovs in particular , were devoted to
Jchaiiuum and denounced as dogs , always
with plenty of dots between the sentouco.i.
Nor , moreover , should wo bo very ungo
with the KITendi when wo llnd Him in his
fifth paragraph , bidding the Ottoman editor.
to "avoid personalities. If anybody comes
and tells you that u governor or a deputy
governor has been guilty of embezzlement ,
maladministration , or any other blame
worthy conduct , treat the charge ns not
proved , and say nothing about it. " The
KfTcndi evidently understands to a niceti
the art of making things comfortable ; but ho
can also plead very high authority Indeed for
decrying anything of the nature of public
sciindalum mugnatum. What says the
prophet of Islam in the forty-ninth chapter of
the Koran , entitled "The Inner Apartments } "
"O true believers ! let not men laugh other
men to scorn , who perad venture
may be better than themselves ; neither let
women laugh other wonn'ii to scorn , who
may bo possibly bettor than themselves ;
neither defame ono another nor cull-ono an
other by opprobrious appellations. O true
believers I carefully avoid entertaining sus
picion of another , for some suspicious uro a
crime. Inquire not too curiously into other
men's failings , neither lot one of you speak
ill of another in Ills absence. " Tticro It is.
What though there bo something rotten in
the state of ICr/.eroumf Is any ill-condi
tioned grievance-monger to go to the editor
of the Anvurl Charkic , and tell thatUomanio
journalist that the Turkish garrison are fed
upon n.nuldy lentils and sour rico , and that
tlio governor is addicted to tlpslfyiug liimsolf
with niki , gambling at "nap" ami reading
Turkish translations of the novels of M.
Zola' If the pasha of Kleptnpolis , having
mercilessly ground the faces of the rayahsm
his province , has pupped three quarton. '
taxes into his own pocket instead of paying
them In o the treasury , are his misdeeds to
1)9 blazoned far and wide by all and sundryf
I'lio great object in life , to jndgo from tlio
KfTendi's friendly admonitions , is to keep
things quiet. Ho distinctly forbids the cdi-
lors under his control to publish the text of
ictiUoim in which Individuals or associations
iiomphilu of nets of misgovurnment , and call
the Hiiltun's attention til them , it Is quito
Lmd enough that the poor dear sultan should
DO worried by associations or by individimU
ivho fancy thut they have grounds for com-
[ iliiint against somebody or something , bul it
s intolerable that thu easy-going Hub-
locts of the caliph should have
; hdir lives rendered n burden to
: h < ! iu , and bo made incapable of enjoying
heir coffee and their cliiuoiicks , by reading
eng winded lists of grievances submitted to
.ho consideration ot the I'lidlshun , Let
llaours grumble ; ills their uultiro to , but
, ho good iiioslem should never Icthlsuugry
lassions riso. If we argue entirely from
\hmcd Aariil's standpoint , the contompo-
ary Turk has , all things considered , u very
food time of It. At all events , his head is
into upon his shoulders , and If ho bo u pasha
iu is not Iu the perpetually uneasy oxpecta-
1011 of the arrival off.i Tartar from the potto
vlth a firman and a silken bow&trim. , "to bu
ultra at bed timo. "
Tilings were different in the days of AH
'aslianf Vanilla , whom Sir Hudson Low
old O'Mcara at St. Helena he considered to
i much nioro respectable scoundrel than
Napoleon. When All was In want of ready
--anil the lauk of chronic
notifyanil pmico was a
omplalnt willi him he used to sit down ut
ho gate of Ins palace , with his bond bunt
lown , his eyes closed , nnd his liniids folded
n an attitude of supplication , anil on cither
> ido of him was u big brazen dish. Ho
und him wcro two hhi/es who con-
Inually shouted , "Huhold n poor , a
ory poor mun. Alms , for Iho f
if the most merciful Allah , alms ! " The
eadiug inhabitants of Yum mi were t
nado to delllo before the puhtcej und , slngu-
ar to relate , if the chink of gold o-jins was
tot distinctly uudiblo In thu brass basins
vhon a wealthy citizen pimod by bomuthing
if the nature of u directing wink might bo
lotlcod In one of the eyes of All I'.islm , and
ho Imprudent person who had failed lo ro-
MI vo the wants ofHie very poor man" was
Hit to lose hist head before ho reached thu
md of the street. The modern Turk hat.
lothuig of thut hind of fear ; indc'id , were it
tot for the tuxes , the Ottoman middle-clasi
if the present day would really not
ppcar to have much ground * for com-
mint. Again , II i not dlftlcult to
.miotftuml . the spirit In which thu censor
osltfvoly forbids the odiUJM to pub-
lib ono word about attempts on the lives of
orelgn sovereigns or acts of sedition In other
countries ; for , nrlds the Eftoiidt seritentlousl.yt
"It Is not good thnt Mich things should l > o
ninilo known to our loyal anil peaceable popu
lation. " It mlalit bo likewise nltnoit ns Inex
pedient to remind the Turks themselves that
Miistnplut II. was deposed , Hint Mtm Che.
lobi was strangled , Hint the third Amurnth
nnmlorcd his brothers , thnt Osmnn II. nnd
tbruhlm were strangled bv the Janissaries ,
that Sellm III. nnd Mustaphu IV. were
dethroned mid assassinated , nnd Hint the
very recent Sultan AIMut-.VrJz cnmo to on
eiiit Iiy the mipposltltInns ngeiu-y of a
pair of scissors , bul altogether In it highly
enulvoenl manner. Why should the con
temporary Turk , loyal nnd penconblo ns
ho is , be vexed .and disquieted by Mich
ugly historical reminiscences f If ho pre
served all his untlquo traditions lie would bo
content to road his Koran and a few nioracls
of poetry and let the newspapers go by : but
tlio printing press 1ms made Its wu.v to Stum-
houl. and the sound of the railway whlstlo Is
audible from the blackened walls of tlio old
Seraglio , and the telegraph wires sp.iu the
porte of couimorco nnd the porto of war. .
The old order of the Turk is changing , nnd
he must have newspapersbut ; , unfortunately
for the cause of Turkish tran.infht.v . nnd ml-
cottoii-nightcnpism , Ihe Sleepy Hollow tin
the Sea of Marmora is blessed witlun censor
of the press whose object is to batlio Turkish
Journalism In n soft vapor of narcotics , and
cultivate loss any unwholesome excitement
among newspaper readers tlmn n pncillo
yawn and an Inoffensive snore.
Thu Government nm iho Constitution.
All Iho way along our national career
we find the people divided over the
question of federal aulhority sotuo
fuvoriiifj its liberal extension , othorsdo-
intindlng that it bo held carefully in
chock. The right of the government
to construct or aid "internal iin-
provoinenla" such IIH Iho building of
national roads , the opening- water
ways , and the improvement of navigable
Biroanis lo charter naliuial : bunks and
carry out other great mwisuros , has
been fought slop by stop ; and for this
reason Iho lalor aineniliiicnts to the
constitution , lo guard as far ns possible
affiiiustnew doubtsorconllicts , expressly
confer upon Iho government Iho power
to on force the provisions of such nincnd-
menls. As there are people to-day who
believe that Iho government has far ex
ceeded Its Into province , so there are
others who behove it has not gone fur
Jt is suggested , for instance , that the
government should build bliip-i'anuls.
and take charge of the railroads , of the
telegraph , and of n variety of other
great interests , and manage them for
Iho coninion bonelll of Iho people , and
that , if it does not possess sulllcient
power under the constitution as it
stands , amendments should be ndoplod
giving it more power.
It will surprise no ono at all familiar
wllh Iho biibjeel to bo Jold that the cov-
oriiinent is doing things which , nndor
tlio constitution , itoughtnot to do ; and ,
on the other hand , that it Is not doing
things which , under the constitution , it
ought to do. And those who blindly de
mand an increase of power would do
well to first understand the power it
actually wields to-day. That amend
ments will bo ndoplod in the course of
time cannot bo doubted ; for new condi
tions provoke now questions. Hut they
are horious affairs. They should bo
made with caution. The person who
would oll'pr a change or addition to the
constitution to moot every trivial or
passing topic of the day ia not a sufoud-
visorof the people.
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Constitutional History of the United
States. By Simon Stornb. Published
by G. P. I'utniini'ri ' Sons , Now York.
Liltlo Miss Woeav's Brother. By
Pcnn Shirloy. Published by Leo &
Shepard , Boston.
Droamthorp of the Good Company
Series. By Alexander Smith. Pub
lished by Leo & Shopnrd , Boston.
Travelers and Outlaws. By Thomas
Wentworth Iligginson. Published by
Leo Shopnrd , Bostnn.
Biding His Timo. By I. T. Trow-
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Readings from the Wuverly novels.
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Chapters from .lane Austin. Pub
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"Kobbolto/.o. " Abcquel to the Last of
tho. Ilnggermuggors. By Christopher
Peiirso Crunch. Published by Lee &
Shopnrd , Boston.
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and not for sale in any book store. Pub
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_ Too Much for the Gypsy.
Detroit Free Press : A gypsy fortune-
ollcr culled at u house on Seventh
itroot a few days ugo , und rinding a
' woman ut homo insisled on lay-
ng the fuluro before her. The young
voinun seemed lo fall in with Iho idea ,
md to assist the soothsnyoivolulod con-
ildurtiblo of her pasl hlslory , making
, ho details of u harrowing love dis-
ippoinUnont very prominent. This
loomed to interosl the gvp y very
iiucli , us filio listened ulton-
ivoly. Finally she look Ihe
, 'oung woman's hand and after stud-
ng Iho lines oloooly. began her
itory. It was u long one , principally
10 voted lo Ihe love iilTaiiH of Iho
oung woman , nnd Iho comforting in-
ormiilion was vouchsafed thatovontual-
y all would ho well ; Unit the estranged
overs would bo reimitfsd , u brilliant
vedding follow , "the good lliings of
iiirlh Hlioworud upon them , and. in fact ,
i lltllo chunk of thu millenniuin was
0 coino Iholr way. Then 'tho gypsy
poke as follows ;
"One dollar , plonso. "
The answer cnmo In about this way ;
"Nol u cent ? "
"Why not ? "
"You haven't told mo a word of
"Every word of it will coino true. "
At this point the young woman's hus-
and and onu-yuar-olu daughter , who
ad been in another room , eumo in lend
nd the cause of the mysterious con-
jronce , and the gypsy beat u hasty re-
ilny Kyo Keo'w Olinnum.
Chicago Ifnrnld : Jay Kyo See , the
roller injured at Kuolno , Wis. , the
llier day , IH a lltllo hotter , and Mr.
lliane , hia owner , IhinUs that ho will
jcovor uuloas the urlory breaks again ,
oino horsemen say that the wound can-
01 po slbly result borloualy with good
lire , while others ojiitoml that his re-
rivory depends upon bo many contln-
cncios that It will bn u mlruclu if ho
DgniiiH hisfornor condition , There iu
ild to bo u possibility that ho muy bo-
iino blind from the excosslvo lo-'J of
load , und some fours are otiturtuiued
11 thut account.
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