Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 14, 1888, Page 4, Image 4
mmn + THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : JllIDAY , DEOEjtfBER 14 , 188& THE DAILY BEE , UVHHV MOKNING. TUI1MS Or BUHSCUIPTION. pftllr'MornltiR Hdttion ) Including SrsiiAV III K , Olio Venr . 110 fx rorSlxMoiitliH . r. ft j'orThreoMonthfi . 250 'J'MK OMAHA Hl.'NIHY IlKK , Dialled to all ? ii ild rose. One Vrnr . 20 WKI.KI.V UKK. One Voar . 8 fW OMAIIAOrniK.NllH.II4AMlW8l'AIISAM8TnKKT. | Oitcvdit OKKILT. M7 UODKKIIV Iirii.ntso. NK.W VniiKOmi'K , HOO.MS II ANII iriTiiintrsf III il.Dtsd. WA iit.vTON ) Offict , No. 613 1'OL-IITKKMII SlIlllKT. rOHUBSPONDKNTR. , , , Allrominwilcntlons relating totiowiiind tell- tnrlul matter should be addressed to tlio Kurrou " : OIT"Mlm'nnpiNr.ss unrniis. , All buMiiess It-ttcrs mid femHtiinres should bo mltli'-s-icil to TIIK llr.B l'iMi.i ! > niNi I'oMi'isv. On MM. Drnfl * . checks nmliifMtoMlceonleri to Itcniuilp piiyublototheordcrof the coinpnuy. TlicBccPirtliiiliiiiE Company Proprietors , K. UOSnWATHU , Kditor. V DISK. Sworn Htutcmcutol Circulation. ot Nebraska. , County of DmiRliM. I ( Iporgo ll/IV. fliuckscrr tnrvof Ths linn Pub lishing Company , does xolemnly swcnr that the actual Flrcutntlnn of Tin : DAII.V HUB for tha week euilliiK Dorembcr H. ls a. was as follows : Kuntluy. Doc. s . l.VJft Monilnv , Dec. : | . 1S.11H TiK-sdnv. Dec. I . 1H.IHT ViMlnci'lay. Dcc.fi . 1H.IH ) Tlmrsdny , i > ( ! c. II . IMS ! 1'rlilny , Dec , 7 . l .l- " Saturday , Dec.8 . .1H.IH1 DUG" i : II. T/.SiilUCK. : Sworn to lipfnrn mo iiiul subtiflbod In my prcnuncu tills h iliiyof Dec.embor A. t ) , lss < . foal N.V. FUII * Notary 1'ubllc. bttito ot N obrnskn. I County of DoiiKhvt , f"8' ( ! cor o II. Tzfirhnclc. boliiB duly sworn , deposes - poses anil fenys that ho Is secretary of the lice I'lilillfthliiR company , that thn actual nvcrnuu dally circulation of TIIK DAII.V UIK : for the month of Di-cenibur , 1 > ) 7 , 111.1)11 ) coplu.i ; for .Inn- nary , IMS , 15.L1W copies ; for Kobriwry , liVf , JB.01U copies ; for March. IhW , IW.IWU copies ; for April , Utti , iH.v-U copies : for May , ] * J ! < . 17.1S1 roiiltm : for .liino , IMS , 111.243 copies ; for July. ] .W , IK.dd copies ; for August , ISSS. If.lM copies ; rort-epteiiiliL-r. IW8 , 18.151 coplus ; for October , JSW. was lft,0 4 copies : for November. tW ! , J8l5 ! coplcw. 0 KO. 11. T7.SOII UIC. ! Sworn to before mo anil Btilncrlbod in my 1'rcsenco this Bth ilny of Dcccmbor , ttw. N. P. I'KII. Notary Public. 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 grand jury. Tan state isholdingitH breath until Webb Euton und Walt Sooloy llnd time. to toll what they kno\vof the missing campaign funds. 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 ington. 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 ticket. 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 city's funds. "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 lioslolllcos , 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 lobbyist. 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 nority. 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 cau plan. r.v/o.v / 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 upon. 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 convention. Tlio New Suit. Clitcntin AVlM. 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. Zifncolii CM. 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. Muntaomeru Atlrcrttscr. 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 for. Suggestive Hint Kroin the 1 * . O. Intllanapnlti Journal. 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 house. 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 ono hinge. 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 , I'ionecr Press. "So Harrison a-huntlng went , A-roamlng to and fro ; Aud Harrison is eating quail "While I nra eating crow. " G. O. PUOM1NHNT PKHSONS. 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 her age. Cap win noycott now lives in the quiet village of Flixton , Suffolk , as agent of Sir Hugh Adiiir. Mrs. Miller , wife of the supreme court justice , has purchased a fine building site on J31ock Island. 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 Wilson family. 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- shaiclng. 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. " TEIUUTOUY. .lotting * . York supports 118 telephones , Pralno chickens bring W u dozen at Jrowiiter. The Union Paoillo disburses flU.OJO u your at Columbus. 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 over. 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 graphs. 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. lown. There nro 1,5. railway stations in Town. The DCS Moltics Volaptik club has dis banded. 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 when approached. 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. Dakota. Sioux Falls eiti/ens utihzo 150 telephones. A flouring mill is now the chief want of Wcssingtou. 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. " AMUSKMKNTS. 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 acknowledged. _ 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 day . Tin Mi nli ; a 1'iirH. * European Edition of the Herald : Sealskin is again in high favor among ladies' furn. 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 IttlSaO. 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 enough. 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. HOOKS ItKCHIVISl ) . .Johnson's Universal Cyclopedia. The now and revised edition. Published by A. .T. Johnson & Co. , Now York. Turas Hulbii. By Nikolai Vasily- ovitch Gogol , translated by .Toromiah Curtin. 1'ublished bv John Balden Now York- . 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- bridgo. Published by Lee & Shepard , Boston. Readings from the Wuverly novels. Edited for school nnd homo use. Pub lished by Lee & Shepard , Boston. Chapters from .lane Austin. 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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 rnlh. " "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- rout. 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.