Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 25, 1889, Page 2, Image 2

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A Rovlow of the BuBlnosa Trans
aotocl Last Wook.
Bonntor Mnnelorson'fl Visit Mrs
Gougnr AeltlrrsscH Hid JloiiHC rtn
the Sulijcct of Woinnn Snl-
c New Linus.
Ko tiinp.
r LINCOLN , Nob. , Feb. -Siccial | | to Tun
ilni : . ] Lost week linil less then tlirco days
of legislation. Monday afternoon the senate
held n forty minutes session and Tuesday
nftornoon was given up to the inception ot
Bcnntor Mamlorson. Friday bolus a legal
holiday and many members wishing to at
tend the O. A. K. encampment nt Kearney ,
the legislature ) adjourned Thursday afternoon -
noon to meet again .Monday afternoon.
'llio senate rcnuhcd Its fiftieth day on
rj'hursila.vthc last for the introduction of bills.
These documents number nbout tuohumlrcd
mid iifty. The houno has 450 bills , but hnv-
lieun in session oiilyJUhirty-niiio days the
number will probably bo Ineroaied by the
Html rush of Monday to n < )0 ) , making a grand
total of 7fiO in both houses , about ono-tonth
of wnich will survive the gantlet and reach
the governor.
There has been no alarming increase of
laws during the past week. Ono handsome
ly written document has received the ex
ccutlvo signature and been docked out in a
big seal. It empowers cities to receive gifts
or bequests nf lands within five miles of the
eorpoiatlon limits to bo used as parks , and
extends their police powers toRiieh _ property.
It sccnm that Hon. .1. Sterling Morton pro-
jioscil to elonnlo a park to Nebraska City ,
liut tliero was no law authorizing the munici
pality to acquire such property In that way.
The bill wus intioduccd for the relief of that
lilnce , but now has application generally
thioughout the state.
This bill originated in the senate „ ,
nnd that body passed a Joint resolu
tion originating in the house. H
requests Nebraska's rcpicsontatlves in congress -
gross to demand of tlio federal government a
suspension of nil entries of public lands in
this state when the same are under claim of
the state of Indemnity school lands.
The most IniDortant measure passed by thn
liouso Is n bill for glass ballot boxes In cities
til 5,000 or over , after the Colorado style.
ISucli box is to have three hovs , which are
lept by different judges , and the box cannot
be opened except by using all three keys.
Up in the northeastern part ot Iho state
the reservation of the Omaha and Wlnne-
bugo Indians , most of it unorganized terri
tory. Years nen Burt and Wayne counties
mlded each n slice or the reservation to their
territory. The senate boa just passed thieo
bills to crcato Thurston county out of that
uuorgunbcd territory. It had not the rcnui-
filto ) ( ) ( ) square miles ns it stood , nnd two ol
thfl bills take back some of the territory in
Burl nnd Wayne counties. This same terri
tory was organized as Blackbird county over
thirty years ago , ) but there was an illegalitv
about it. The organization was abandoned ,
and the county dropped out of history.
'Iho senate has passed a bill allowing pub
Ushers legal rates for tax notices ; also an
other requiring Mate ofllcers to embody in
their reports to the governor u statement of
the public property in their respective ofllccs
nnd institutions , and u statement of any
property worn out , lost or otherwise dis
posed of.
The house bill for abolishing state oil in
spection wns indefinitely postponed , and in
its stead the sonuto has before it a bill for it
higher test und a better inspection.
Among the bills now in process of consitl-
cratloji is ono for the protection of inert-limit- ,
and farmers who furnish provisions or fodder
der to contractors at work on railroads. If
the latter fail to pay up tue debt , it is to be a
lien on the railioad for two years.
Among the bills rendv for third leading
and pretty sure to pass is ono fifing penalties
for the ofllcers of cities or villages who be
come Interested in any contract for supplies
or public works to which their city or village
is a party ; also the house bill making the
commissioner of public lands and buildings
custodian to receive from the surveyor- gen
eral ull field notes , maps , charts and other
records relating to land titles In Nebraska.
Buch records are to bo free of access to
county surveyors and state ofllcers.
A Joint resolution was passed urging the
Nebraska delegation in congress to favor the
bill that proposes to pension survivors of the
rebellion who nro over fifty years of ago ,
Also u similar resolution in .favor of the dec ) )
water harbor on the coast of Texas.
Among the important matters 10 como up
Arc registration and bank regulation. 13111s
Dave been introduced in both houses for a
registration law similar to these of other
ettiUi ? , und it will probably be made to upplv
& cities of 0000 and over. A banking bill has
Vea introduced that provides for inspection
t least once u year under the direction of
atato ofllcers. Hanks will also have to have
a capital according to the population of the
place in which located , and the bill llxcs a
The senate judiciary committee hnvo intro
duced several very important measures.
Ono provides for submitting u constitu
tional amendment increasing the supreme
court to ilvo judges , each to servo live yeais ,
Which will probably pass both houses with
out opposition. Another is for a constitu
tional amendment providing fora state board
of transportation of three .members , to bo
appointed by the governor and confirmed by
the senate. There will Uo u lively contest
Over this proposition.
The Investigating committed iittrimitc the
boiler explosion to carelessness , and the )
fcavo i n trod u ted u bill for the establishment
t > f n system of state boiler inspection.
The committee investigating thostato farm
ind experimental station have examined Dr.
JJillings. According to his own story hu is
costing about $7,000 , and his work for over
two years and o half has been confined to his
bog cholera experiments. Ho is n firm he
liovor in his theory of innoculatioii , but the
committee nro inclined to u verdict of "not
proven. " Most of the witnesses thus far
have been connected with the university and
are drawing pay from the station fund. They
nil profess confidence ( of varying degree ) in
IJIliings ami his hobby. This \vcolc ox-CIov
crnor Furmis und ex-Chancellor Matuitt
will bo put ou the Htand , One result of this
Agitation in the introduction of a bill to butter
dollno the puipusu and ncopo of the college
of agriculture and mechanic arts ( now known
as the industrial tclinol ) ot the university nf
Nebraska , ami to provide the manner In
which the Instruction In said work in eaut
college shall uo carried on ; and to dctliiu the
uses and functions of the experimental farm
us a part of bald college.
The special committea has repotted ninety -
seven employes , including private clerks for
twenty-seven of thu senators. The daily
cost Is abonit $ X0. Two years ago the
employe * numbered 120.
norai : .
This wcok has been an nil-mound play-day
In the liouso. The coming of Senator Man-
fur-noil on Tuesday ami the annual meeting
of the Oraml Army at Kearney on WCUIICH
day completely demoralized the liouso so far
ns nny well-defined plan of rushing business
ls > concerned , unj the wrok'a work is voii
light indeed , Monday afternoon wus largely
taken up with preparations to receive Sena
tor Mnmlcrson , and the forenoon of Tuesday
was devoted to caring for the ofllcc.spokn >
nnd Introducing them to members , and the
afternoon was entlrcU' consumed by the sen
ator In a long address , wherein ho in viewed
the legislation of the past six years at home
length , The senator was very profuse In his
thanks to tlfo menibcis , and through them to
their coustitucnts , for thu honor of u ro elec
tion with so little opposition , and pledged
lilniboH to do ull In hii power to advance the
but Interests of thu Mate. He favored he
roic treatment of the Indian question , and
advocated the complete hovering af ull tribal
relations nnd putting each Individual on a
farm and compelling him to support himself ,
lie deitned himself us opposed to the admis
sion of Now Mexico us u state on account of
its dense Ignorance und "distinctly MoMi'an
character , " and shuiplv criticised Cleveland
foi 'otolng the special pension bills. Uo
afUrmcd that most of the evils that in o sought
to bo remedied by legislation How fiom the
"abuses of special privileges ami unparal
leled Bullishness. " and thought some amend *
inuuts-sliauld bo made to Inter-state com *
inerco law to render it moro effective. Hn
treated the corporations very gingerly , ami
did not dwell long on this point.
The next day the senator proceeded to
Kearney , where ho mot the Grand Army
boy * lit annual convention ,
On wodncsduy the house was treated' to
an address or more properly n "talk1' ' of n
Very different character. Mr . Helen M
Cougar , of Indiana , the woll-known advo
cate of woman suffrage , was present In the
city , and throuch Mr Dempster a resolution
wns offered on Tuesday grunting her the use
of the hall on Wednesday morning to pre
sent her views on municipal suffrage for
women. On motion of Mr. white of Cass ,
the resolution was laid on the table , but on
Wednesday morning n ajmlhir resolution was
presented by Mr. Winter , and this being de
clared out of order on account of the tabling
of the first resolution , Mr. llverott moved
that Mrs. Cougar bo allowed the privilege of
talking on any subject she inltfht chonse.
Afte. * considerable flllbustrnng the motion
carried by a vote of ( it to 'J7.
Mr. Fonton offered n resolution excusing
nny member who might not wish to listen to
Ira addrcss.whieh wns unanimously adopted.
Mis. Oougur then appeared and consumed
the rest of the morning session In n vain nt-
tempt to convince the assemble ! solons that
the privilege of votltit ? was u ( tod-pivon
right which belonged to her by virtue of her
existence , nnd that no "tyrant man" has the
right to deny her this precious boom. She
argued that municipal suffrage Is a success
in Kansas nnd was on Iho onward march It
victory In every state of the union. Her re
marks , principally on ncmunt of the novelty
of the thing , wcco well enjoyed by a largo
A very important amendment to the state
ronstltullon was proposed this week by Mr.
O'Uricn , of Douglas. It provides that no
lorelgnrr shall become a citizen of Nebraska
and entitled to cast a ballot until ho shall
hnvo boon duly naturalised as a citben of the
United States. Under the present laws u
foreigner may comti to tilts state mid in siv
months , if iio declares bis intention to bo-
eome n cltbon thirty days before the elec
tion , can walk up to the Dolls and vote.
Should Mr. O'ltrlen's ainoiklincnt bo
adopted , no foreigner could c.xcrelseStlio right
of suffrage in Nebiaska until ho has been In
the United States ilvo years. Mr. O'Urien
is himself an liishraan , but thinks it Is no
more than right that a foreigner should re
main in this country long enough to obtain
some knowledge of its laws and institutions
before being Invested with the sacred right
of the elective franchise.
On Tuesday the forenoon was largely
taken up with u discussion over u proposi
tion to appropriate . ' 0OOJ , to bo expended
under the direction of Governor Tlmyer ,
State Auditor Hontoii and John S. Webster ,
of Omaha , in sending "suitable persons" to
lopresent Nebraska at the centennial celo-
biation of the inauguration of President
Washington , nt Now York City , on April ? JO.
The farmers sharply attacked the bill , and
charge that it was simply a scheme to pay
the expenses of a Junketing trip by a favored
few , and that no such sum would enable the
state to make anything of a showing , linker ,
of Jofleraon , wus the principal supporter of
the measure and Corbin , of Johnson , was a
leader on the other side. The appropriation
wa defeated by the strong vote ot 73 to3. .
Among the important bills introduced this
week wns one by Potter , making nil railroad
tickets "good until used" or until the faro
was icfuiidcd in whole or pro rata for the
part not used.
A joint resolution by Whitford , to so
amend the constitution that all license fees
and fines should go to the county , rather
than to the local school fund , was debated nt
length and finally defeated by nearly a tie
vote.Hoth the prohibitionists and high license
advocates were badly r.ittled by this ptopo-
sitlon and seemed to bo taken unawares.
The result was that both divided nearly in
tho'middle. The delegations from the largo
cities were solidly opposed to the measure.
The bill to compel railroad companies to
list their property for taxation was up for
discussion this weok. Cudy proposed nn
amendment authorizing the local authorities
to tax the railroad property , except the main
line road bed within the coiporate limits of
each town or city , for all local purposes. This
will add largely to the amount realised from
local taxes and not decrease the general as
sessment. It is quite likely that this amend
ment will carry.
About ono haudrcd bills have passed the
liouso and almost that many have been in
definitely postponed. This leaves about two
hundred and fifty on which final action has
not been taken. Thirty-nine days of the
session have passed. It looks now as if the
session would extend to the 1st of April.
Stout's Claims.
Liscoi.x , Neb. , Fob. 21. [ Special to Tun
BEE. ] W. A. B. Stout's bill of "extras , " in
connection with the construction of the now
capilol building , filed with the committee on
claims , amounts to $49,550.42. Mr. Stout
also claims interest on the warrants that
have been issued und not paid , and as the
building was turned over to the stnto nearly
one year sooner than the contract called for ,
he nlso wants rent for the now capital for
the time stated. These various sums ap
proximate $ .V,000 , so the entire claim will
amount to almost $100,000. The joint com
mittees on public lands nnd public buildings ,
and on claims , have held meetings to con-
skier these matters , and the result is a bill
embodying the above items.
The History ot the Present
I'ractiunlly Written.
W \SIIIXHTO.V , Feb. , at. The history of the
Fiftieth congress is now practically written ,
and in the few remaining days of Its cxlst-
ancc it Is likely to achieve no important leg
islation except fie enactment of tlio remain
ing appropriation bills and the adoption of
conference reports on a few other measures
which have already been substantially agreed
to by both houses. _
In the senate the postofllco appropriation
jill will be reported and passed this week
with little debate , except upon the reclassifl-
catlon scheme. The passage of the other
innuiil appropriation bills will follow
as rapidly as they are received from the
louse nnd considered by the appropriations
committee. Mr. Cullom is determined to
ircss the Oklahoma bill for passage , but the
'act that Hutler has received Plait's support
'or his substitute gives rise to the expecta
tion that its course will be in troubled
waters. Certain icpoits from the public
nnds coimnlttac respecting lands in Kansas
ind Louisiana will bo urged upon the ntton-
ion of the sonuto by Mr. Plumb. liut Hoar ,
' ( cling that ho is carrying out the caucus
mindatc , will insist upon continued consid
eration of the southern election outrages ,
violding only to appropriation bills , and ns
hu democratic senators have in no wise
changed their purpose to endeavor to in-
letlnlU'ly delay uftlrmativo action upon this
resolution , it is probable that little can bo
dona by thunenate m the Hne-of general leg
In the house a corresponding state of nf-
'airs exists as a result of entirely different
entities. Tobacco U the stumbling block here.
iundnll having the report from the commit-
oo on rules , providing for consideration of
hoCowles internal revenue bill , at his back ,
s prepared to danmnd action upon it Justus
soon us the appropriation bills are cleared
I'Miy. The deficiency bill can bo disposed of
o-inorrow nnd the Indian bill , the lust of the
appropriation bills to come before
he liouso for initial action , will
bo called up Immediately aftor-
vardi ) and passed , probably with little
lolay. The appropriation bills ore in a fail-
shape , and thcio Is every reason to bollevo
hut , with the exception of the i Ivor und har
bor bill , which has failed in every short ses
sion during iho past ten ycnis , they will nil
mvu reached the president by next Saturday
light ,
Thn pro t'iit , situation is ns follows :
Appiovci.1 by the president Diplomatic' und
consular anil military academy.
Awaiting the president's approval Legis
alive , executive * and judicial.
In conforencn District of Columbia , fortl-
IcnMonH and pensions.
Passed the senate with amendments Nu-
nl , sundry civil , army and a dcultural ,
lieforo the senate commltloj on npproprl.i-
Iousl'o3tof".leo. .
Heforo the liouso Deficiency ( under con-
'deration ' ) , Indian and rivers und im
Tlian Tlioy Could Stand ,
CluriigoTribuDo : The newsboys nnd
) ontllnuKB wore iiuliilfrlntr in u frcv.
iRlit in n buclc alloy. Tlio nip was thick
viih llyliif ; KimwbullH , brickbats , ami
mil Inn uiiKG.
"noyf , " sail ! a policeman , approach-
n L' thorn , "thiii will htivo to bo stonpud.
l look ? Mice a meeting of the Inuiiitm
CL'IslutUI'O , "
With a yell of mingled shumu ami In-
llou the iiiiiiltod boy * turned on
polici'inuii mid fhitvoil him half n
Methods of Discipline of the Omnlm
Public Schools.
Sensible A'lcws Ily Ono Who J
the Subject n lilfV-Iionp Study
Practical He-suits of
the Theory Apiillcel.
Corpornl I'tuilsliinrtit ,
Mi' . II. M , .litmus , superintendent of
the Omuhn schools , 1ms contributuel the
following interesting paper on corporal
punishment , to the Western School
.Journal :
In the great advance I" celucrtUonnl
work in the lust fifty yours , no nioro
marked progress has boon iniitlo tiny-
wlioi-o thnn in Iho inuttoi1 of discipline.
The change of pruutloo in this direction
hus been both rtulicul nnd universal.
The harrowing talcs of severe punish
ments meted out to grown young men
by tlio courageous and horotc iimstor ,
in the da.\sof our grandparents , scorn
moro like fiction than reality. So com
mon was pnyslcul punislinicnt in these
dnys , tliut the master's muscle was ns
important a factor of ills success as was
his brain or scholarship. Many times
the muselo was the chief qualification.
This state ot things lias now possoel
away. A fragile girl is able to govern
tlio most difficult school , and there are
many children who , in attending school
years together , hnvo never- known of u
case of corporal punishment.
This change in practice in tlio matter
of punishment is llio result , largely , of
u radical change of opinion on the on-
ti re subject of tlio relation of penalties
to discipline and moral training. Tlio
advocates'of punishment no longer do'
fond it oil the ground that the offender
deserves it , but the whole thought is
now directed to his reformation , nnd
the ellicncy of the punishment in semir
ing this result. Severity in family
government is by no means what it was
fifty years ago. The slate , too , in deal
ing with criminals , looks to their reformation
mation more than to the vindication ol
the majesty of the law. How far this
same principle lias entered into theo
logical questions it is easy to see. Nol
the least of thu differences in tiie ohl
and now theologies has resulted from
this change in the public mind.
Looking thoughtfully at the eiuostion
of punishment as related to school dis
cipline , it scorns hardly reasonable to
supnoso tluit the actual pain inllicted in
administering a penalty can exorcise
great inllucnso in deterring -pupil
from doing wrong. The severest whip
ping that a child micrht receive from
Iho teacher would involve less real
pain than ho might receive in play
without any thought of suffering. Anyone
ono who has watched boys in thoi'r
rough sports needs no argument to bo
convinced of this. Tlio bruises that
cover small boys"1 limb ? are evidence ol
harder hits received in sport than tlio
severest teacher would undertake to
give in punishment. Should any toucher
produce on a child's person , in tlio in-
lliction of punishment , such bruises us
are often seen resulting from their violent
lent games , his reputation for brutality
would make him notorious. Whatever
of merit there is in punishment consists
not in the degree of pain inllicted , but
in the mortification of pride attending
it , and the sense of outlawry that ono is
made to fool in this way ; and the cases
are not few where tlio infliction of blows
tends rather to diminish the moral
phase of the action than to increase ii.
Corporal punishment , especially when
indicted in the presence of other pupils ,
is liable to put the offender moro or less
in the attitude of a martyr , and in no
case can a child suitor pain in the pres
ence of his companions without , to some
extent , exciting their sympathy ; and if ,
as is liable to bo the case , the teacher ,
displays to any degree an appearance of
personal feeling , the matter is made
worse. Indeed , there are few teachers
who know how to administer physical
punishment who have buflicicnt self-
control and dignity * under such circum
stances to secure beneficial results. In
most cases , the results of this kind of
punishment in school are moro harmful
limn beneficial.
In 188U , when the writer's acquain
tance with the schools of Omaha began ,
the practice of corporal punishment
was common , and , in many instances ,
severe. Tliero were but 'few schools
whore cases were not occasionally re
ported ; and in many , a wcok seldom
elapsed without one or moro. Tlio un
favorable results wore" not peculiar to
this city ; many times ill feeling existed
between teachers and parents , and be
tween teachers and pupils ; and that
mutual confidciiro so essential to the
highest results did not prevail. It was
no unusual matter fora case of disci
pline to ho dished up in tlio most ex
travagant manner by a sensational
newspaper reporter , or ho made the
topic of discussion on tlio street corner ,
or brought before the board of educa
tion. It ih unnecessary to say , that
such courses not only impaired ilio olli-
cioncy of Iho discipline in general , but
tended to lower the standing of teachers
in public esteem.
An effort was accordingly made to re
duce the amount of punishment in the
schools , and statements were made
every two or throe months of tho-num
ber of cases reported monthly to the
superintendent. A spirit of emulation
was fostered ; each principal desiring to
innko the best showing for hop own
building , and each teacher the best re
port for herself. It began to bo observed
that those teachers who governed their
schools without any corporal punish
ment woio just as strong in actual con
trol as the others ; and that the general
atmosphere in those schools and build
ings where this means of discipline was
not employed was greatly improved.
Thin naturally created a desire on tlio
part of all to banish physical punish
ment alte > gothor ; and before many
mouths olujHed it was entirely ahof-
iHliod. In the year ending June , 18811 ,
with a daily attendance e > f HOH ( ) pupils ,
there wore 5',5 ! ) e-asos of e-orporal piiiiinh-
ment reported almost one-sixth us
many cases as there were pupils. Tlio
next year , with a daily attendance of
11,810 , (17 ( CIIHOS were reported loss
than one case for 00 pupils. The
next year , with a daily attendance of
4.Ml , thorej were 10 cases. In 188(1 ( ,
with -1,700 in daily attendance , only ! !
cases were reported and nouo since
than , although the dally attendance iu
now pearly 1)H)0. ) ( )
Thu results have boon satisfactory in
the very highest dog-rou. The spirit of
obcdionco mill rodpocli'il ' behavior has
grown year by year. The mutual rola-
tioiiH between teachers , pupils and
parents have steadily improved. Cases
of suspension are much loss , frequent
than formerly. Tlio of thu
school room has bucomo eihoorful nnd
stimulating as never before. Tlio dig
nity of tlio tojichor'd , position is nioro
generally recognised. Disgraceful rows
between n rollnod and educated teacher
and a rowdy hey are ulTulrti nuvor heard
of. And in public ostcotn the business
of teaching lias como to bo something
higher than whipping vicious boys.
excellent results have boon
reached Ivi ; hearty co-operation of the
four ulctnoii'ts that enter into the con
trol of a school ; the teacher , the super
intendent , the board of education ,
and the parents of the children.
\Vithoiit this co-operation success
could not have been achieved. Tlio
juirl of the1'teachers has been yavy
important ; tlu\v have made a careful
study of tho.ibost methods of school dis
cipline , linvS } endeavored to bear them
selves \vlth such dignity and self con
trol as to edni'mtnd respect , and in all
their dealings with their pupils to
exorcise tliiit kindness and firmness
that of Ihajnselvoi will bo likely to
secure control. The order maintained
in these schools is excellent. The
superintendent lias ondcnvorod to
stand by Iho teacher in the exercise of
her authority , und to strengthen that
authority in'every possible way , JIo
1ms encouraged the teachers to come to
him in all dilllcult cases for advice ; and
whenever pupils have boon referred to
him he has endeavored to make it
appear a matter of a very pcriotis char
acter. In all such eu cs ho has insisted
on the presence of the parents as cs-
Hcntial to a proper settlement , and has
endeavored to impress upon them tlio
impottanco of hearty co-operation with
the teacher. In thin position ho has
been Hiistained by the paj-ents thcm-
sohos , who , with hardly an exception ,
have never failed to enter heartily into
the work of looking after the
improved conduct e > f their children.
There is coining to prevail here a sen
timent , which should be universal , that
refractory boys are much moro respon
sible to their parents than their teaeh-
ors for ge > od school bnhavior. The part
of the board of education has been to
sustain the teachers nnd superintend
ent , unel in no case interfere with the
Tlio question naturally arises , what is
the last resort to ho used in extreme
cascsV If the rod is interdicted , what
can bo employed us its' substituto' ? Tlio
sentiment lias been cultivated , that at
tending the public schools is a grofit
privilege ; and to be deprived of this
privilege , if only temporarily , is a se
vere penally. Reference to tlio super
intendent suggests exclusion from
school , and it is understood that asccoiu
reference will bo treated us n vorj
grave matter. A few vicious boys , per
haps half a dozen in tlio course of :
year , have been thus temporarily ex
cluded ; but only in rare cases in sev
eral years has this penally been on-
forccel beyond a month or two. It is fat
hotter that such hoys should lose a win
tor's schooling , and thus learn the les
son of obedience , than that they slioulf
remain in school to its detriment and to
the positive injury of the other pupils
The loss of training in books that sue ) :
pupils incur , by not being allowed to
Attend school , is greatly overrated.
It is the common experience
that their progress is not pcrcontiblo
unless they attend with u spirit ol
I have no sympathy with the utlompl
to abolish corporal punishment in the
interest of the poor children whc
shoulel bo protected from their cruel
teachers. I have rarely known a pun
ishment to he inflicted that couldin any
souse , bo called unduly severe : hut in
the teacher's interest , I do plead that
this barbarous relic should bo abel
ished. No part of a teacher's duties is
so repulsive to a refined and cultivated
woman as the infliction of corporal pun
ishment. There ) are thousands , ol
people , bosielcs teachers , who employ
boys in various t capacities und have
dealings with them , but in the United
States , no other person is expected to
chastise delinquents. It is hard to-
understund why upon teachers alone
should bo imposed this degrading duty.
Annual Report of the Director of the
Mint ,
\VASHIXOTOJT , Fob. 24. The director of
the mint in a report on the production of
gold and silver in the United States during
the calendar 183 , says : The gold pro
duct , was 1,044,5)27 ) ounces , of iho value of
§ 33,175,000. This is about the same as in
1S37 , being an excess of only S175.000. The
silver product was 43,783,033 line ounces of a
commercial value of nbouc $43.000-
000 and n coining value of So9-
195,00. This is an increase of 4,515-
327 flue ounces over the product in 1887.
In addition to the product of our own mines ,
some 10,000,000 ounces of silver were ex
tracted Irom foreign ore and bullion ,
principally Mexican. The total refined
product in the United Status in gold wns
1,777,877 line ounces , and silver 53,123,093
Hue ounces.
The value of gold deposited at the mines
during the year , not Including reduposits ,
was 41,100,410 , or , including redeposits.
$4b,7H,83j. ( : The foreign material com prised
in this was $7,055,015. The amount of silver
deposited and purchased was 35,513,769
standard ounces of a coin ing value of $11-
323,973 , exclusive of redeposits. The coining'
of the mints during the calendar year ISbS
were as follows :
Gold , ? 1HIS0.803 : ; sliver dollars , fcll.OilO.-
Sat ; subsidury silver , ? 1,0,773 : | ; miners ,
Uli.SO ! ; total , $ H5il8OI5. : Import of gold
bullion and coin , $ ll,0.11.l ! l ; export , $31,019-
007. Loss by export , 8.M,5j'J,720. !
The impel L of silver wan $31.593.OSS , and
the export $ s9S'J5'Ji2 , , a loss oy ciport of
A Tramp round In a Hayloft nt Grnnel
Inland litully Frozen.
Giuxn ISLAND , Nob. , Fob. 31. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Hun. ] An employe la
Hunk's transfer b.irn in this city , while nt
worlc this morning found a tramp burled in
the hay with both feet and legs to the knees
very badly fro/ten. He was removed to the
hospital and the doctor in attendance says
both logs will have to be nmpdtutcd at tlio
Veterinary Hospital liiirnoil.
UKIMI ISLAND , Neb , , Feb. 34. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Hm : . ] About 11:30 : hist
night Dr. Sctiioedtes' veterinary hospital in
the southwestern part of thu city wus dis
covered to bo on lire. The firemen were un
able to render nny jiitlstunco , owing to the
distance from a hyirant ) , and the whole
building was destroyed. Four horses and
two wagons were 'burned ; loss , $1.0 ( ) ; In
surance , one third , " The origin of the lire is
unknown. ' ]
HrnUofnnn Hurt.
Uu.vimi , Nob. , IFeb. 31. While switchIng -
Ing at this plut'o't this morning , \V.
Lccklus , a brithemuti on the Mis
souri Pacific rujlwiy , slipped and fell
between the curs , one wheel p.issmg over his
left leg at the kncQ'icilnt. ' "When he partlall"
pulled himself out-'and ' a second wheel
passed over his faptl near the knees. The
physicians think thwifcan save his lug ,
V-u.i'Aimt.0 , Nob. , l ob. 31. [ Special to
Tun liue. ] J. L. Mugro & Son have sold out
their entire stock ot'inerchaiidlso ' to Mcl'hor-
son A : Condcn , of "Arapahoe. 'flies goods
were shipped to that pluco yesterday. This
now loaves but two general stocks and nnu
grocery store In Valparaiso. Miisrco & Son
commanded n good trade In their line , but
wished to turn their uttuiitlon to another line
of business. Theru is now a good opportu
nity for anyone wishing a location for busi
ness us the rooyis nro vucunt , with fixtures
all complete and reiuly for use.
StcaniHlilj ) Arrival' .
At Now York The Ktruila , 'from Liverpool -
pool ; thqURyof Cjhlcago , from Liverpool ;
La Hrctugno , from Havre.
A Kroiulir CnlllHlem ,
IC.VON.ULLK , Teiin. , l''ob , 31. Two freight
trains collided this morning half a mile north
of this city. One of tlio firemen was killed
and both engines wroulied.
An IntovonUncf Suit Growing Oat
a Ronl Estnto Doal.
IHUICI ! Tor ilio lie-
tnrn of Abouondrr Clark Dedi
cation of I ho NiMV Catho
lic Clinrcli ,
LINCOLN Htmr.Atr or THE Ouviu URB , I
1029 I1 STURIJT , }
LINCOLNTob. . 21. |
Isabella nud David Stewart allege a deal
on the part of William ami Kosn Vim Glluor
that calls for adjustment in the district court
of Lancaster eoauty. The plaintiff * sot up
that they were the owners of lot IS in bloi'k
3 of Loutllaldwin's addition to the city
of Lincoln ; that defendants induced them to
trade the lot for a half Interest in n fuini
After the transfer had been made plaintiffs
further represent that the Van Gilders ,
through William , represented to them that
he could iimko a dcsirublo trade of the farm
for some Omnha properly , and induced them
to deed back the. half interest in the fiuin ,
but when the deed for the Omulia property
was made out it was deeded to
Gilder and plaintiffs were accordingly left
out in the cold. The defendants refusing to
muko any restitution , suit is instituted to
compel them to convey to plaintiffs the prop
erty above described. Perlimlnnry papers
in this suit were Hied In the office of tlio
clerk of the district couit , lute yesterday
Clmutr.iutinim Kntortulnu'l.
The Lincoln ( Jhautauquans wore enter
tained last evening by Mrs. H. F. Smith ,
president of the society , nt her homo , 043
South Fourteenth street. Tlio occasion was
a delightful one to all , and there was a hirg
attendance of the members of the society
Mis Hiiwlhis favored the guests with soin
character recitations that were highly enter
turning anil amusing. Hefrcshmeiits were
served , and the evening was us enjoyable a
loyal Clmutaiiqunns could make it. Then
were present Mr. nnd Mrs. T. K. Ualvcrt
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Welch , Mr. nnd MM. H
M. Hushiicl ) , Mr. mid Airs. T. H. Leavltt
Mr. ami Mrs. Hoehmor , Mr. and Mrs. .lame
Aitkius , Mr. ami Mrs. M. U. Cheney , Mi
ami Mrs. J. A. Kolllns Mr. and Mrs/A. W
: . .nno , Mr nnd Mrs. M. D. Lyuian. Mr. niu
Mrs. A. M. Uuvls , Miss Cora HnrJy , Mis
Mary Slovens , T. C. Stevens ami others.
City Nvs anil Xotcs.
The new German church , St. Francis D (
Sales , as stated by TUB 13myostenluv : morn
up , was formally dedicated and blessed today
A delegation of Catholics came down froii
Omulia and joined the Lincoln societies a
the UurUneton depot , in parade to the
church. The ceremonies were imposing um
It Is announced that Mr. Ed. McDonald
lute of the Millard hotel , Omaha , has pur
chased n half interest in the Capitol hole
nnd will Join E. P. Hoggen in its manage
incut March 1. Mr. McDonald registered
there this morning and will remain in tin
city until future plans are perfected , whei
he will return to Omaha to make linal ur
rangements to make this his permanent
The real estate sales in Lincoln during the
past wcok aggregated $2r > 7,3iH. This shows
whither the wind bloweth. Prices are firm
with an upward tendency , ami this indexes
that the cupitoi of the state is on the eve ol
an unprecedented boom. Dullv sales of the
week were as follows : Monday , $71r'2 : > ;
Tuesday , 513,042 : Wednesday , ? MlTV ;
ahursuay , 514,775 : Friday,507olKi ; Saturday ,
The "Mystic Shrine"
degree was con
ferred upon an even do/en candidates at
Temple hall last evening. This was icason
for great festivity among members of the
Masonic fraternity of the i.Mtv. A banquet
was spread at Carder's. The following
, , . .
Gustin , J. , T. Bartlett , \V. O. ' Tillson , D. C.
Ilond , John Wilson , H. J. Allen , ,1. D. Haw
thorne , Kearney ; L. A. Anderson , W. J.
The Seine Itlslus nnd Submcr < ; itm
Ael.jru.'ont Country.
ICopi/i lolit tssnini James llmtiitn Hcnnett. ]
PAIIIS , Feb. 24. | New York Herald
Cable Special to Tins HKI : . ] The weather
has been cold , with intermittent snowstorms
and biting blasts from the north. The Some
continues to rise. The Quay D'Antonll Is
entirely submurgcd , and the inhabitants of
the houses along the Quay are forced to go
out and come home in boats. The stream
rushes past , bearing along casks and
brunches and all sorts of odds and ends.
The Commune Crcteil and Alfortvillo nro in
imminent danger , being flooded. Water 1ms
already percolated into the cellar. The com
mune of the Petite Genncvillors is sur
rounded by water , forming an island that
cannot bo reached in boats.
The great socialist manifestation turned
out to bo a complete fizzle. It was like the
famous mountain and the ridiculous mouse.
The cold north wind and snow and M. Con
stant were too much for it. Twenty shiver
ing glaziers nnd plumbers stood about in
front of the Hotel Do Ville , but the snow-
soon drove them home. The streets near the
ministry of the Interior wore their usual as
pect , and the socialist Held day came to
Nrw U. 1
CIIIUNNE : , Fob. 24. [ Sltccial Telegram to
Tin : Unu.J Work on the neiv shops of the
Union 1'uelllc H sill way com ) , any , in this city ,
is to be commenced nt once. Plans with
some slight changes from those originally
submitted were presented to the city council
of Cheyenne this ovcning by Assistant Man
ager G. M. Cummlng , and adopted. The city
also ciuntH to the railway company parts of
several streets wanted by the enlargement of
the present plans over the former ones.
During the present year fJOO.OOO will bo ex
pended hero in improvements by the com
Makes the ll\cs of m.iny people miserable ,
causing distress after eating , sour stomach ,
glclc headache , lip.iitbiirn , loss nf appetite ,
a faint , "all jjono"feeling , had taste , coated
_ . tongue , and Irrcgulailty ot
DiStrCSS tlio bowels. Dyspepsia docs
After "ot ectr uc" of Itself. U
. , , require * careful attention ,
tuilng nmi n remedy like Hood's
SarsaparllU , whlchacts gently , yclcniclcntly.
It tunes tlio Momach , regulates the diges
tion , creates a good apRfck
petite , banishes headache ,
and refieMioa the mind.
"I have been trembled with
hnU but lltllo appetite , nnd what I did cat
J- . dlstro 3t'd me , or did mo
jU0 | | B00ll < Afltr eating i
wouldluno n faint or tlrt'd ,
all gene ( tcllnp , as though I had not eaten
anything My trouble was aggravated by
my busbies ? , painting. Last
spring I took Hood's 8ar.
sapyrllla , which did 1110 an
Immense amount of good. It ga > o mo an
appetite , and my food rclUlicd and tatbHed
the craving I previously cxpcileiiccd. "
GF.OHUU A. I'Mic. ! Watcrtowu , JIui. :
Hood's SarsapaHlla
Rolilliy&lldriiirnUti , f 1 ; kliforp' , lrop.irodontj
by U. I. IIOOIl i CO. , Aiwtlici.-urlfs.Umull , *
IOO Doses Ono Do 11 a r _
-Tte Great EngSisIi Complexion SOAP ,
A most Interacting nnd valuable paper , Illustrated bv many drawings from sketches
mndu on the mnll-trairs by llei bert Denmiin. Ucnonil .lamoH stnnmlv tomim ndt tin- civil
aws nsnpplle.l to thoMjrvlce , mid fins much to sa > which must cxclto attention
'llioiinli-U- forms the eighth ot the successful I\iiw\vSinn { : : > i. 'I'lie April 1-suo silicon
tain a paper in this series bv ( " "niiiiv.s I'IIA.NCIS AIIAMH.
QTCUPMQDM'Q ' fesilal. "Tin- Master ot llnllnntriin , ' Is continued , itrcomnnnled
i Li Ol UVUHOUri O by a ( fronlKplt'Co ) full-pane < h a wing by Wl'llnm Hole.
ARCPlflAfJ Dfl'nC ls thetltloof n vnlimlilo pnpcrby . II. Scott , dow-rlblng the recent
ULnillnll U UK It. excavations nt tin' llttle-Kiinwn ( iiTinan < llv of Trevor , nhlch for
11101 u than a eontnry wns the rupltul of the Itomun Umpire , ruin illustrated.
VJ&RNPn'Q ' HPRflF ANfl HFRniMF * ! ' \ dollRMful vapei byW. \pthorp. . Iho
l 0 llluMiatluiib nit-Kpcclnllr Interesting and
include niuny portraits In charade * of tlio ehlof slnnor- the ( i 'riirin Uperu.
QUflRT QTflRIPQ ' "HxteminHng e'lirmmtnnroV u ilouT tali1 , by Wlllliun McKcndrco
WilUll I 0 I UnlLui lluiK- : , und "An.yo \ toruu Kyo. " liy Hubert ( irnnt.
QUflQT AJJTIPI CQ " ' ' " > -lc. n Superstition' ! mid I'olK loro. " by T. A Janvier , nnd
OlIUIl I An I luLtOi "Jlconomy In intulluctlml Work , " by w. II. ihnnlmm.
TUC [ MH DADHD Is contributed by llcnrv .lamp' ! , \\lio writes "Annimntod IVimcisn
IIIU LH'J ' rHfun tlou" dn dluloguo form ) , dlseubslng iuti-i national social tuples with
wit and satire.
25 Cents u Xiinibcr ; S'.t.OO a Year.
Semi stamp far "AlmutfnffiraiV ' < simiM nuililicJ coiidtdi/iii ; iwtr/i / niliin'jjr ' and tiut-nf-tlie
! ( ' < ! ) / jtmrtiral fii/nrnuilfoii.
In th world that instantly i stops tlio most excruciating palm. It never f.ilU to gtva ease to th
buirererof P.Un arising from whatever c.uibu ; it is truly , the great
It has done more Rood than any known H-niedy. I'orSl'U MN" , IHU'ISES. llACICAl'Iin. 1'AIN
INTHKCIir.bTeUrillis , 1 1 BAD \Clli : , TJUl'llAC'lli ; or any other external I'AI.N a few nnnll
actions , rubbed on bv hand net llko magic , ciunlHRth-j pain to Instantly Htun. Tor CON < ; isT : ( < > iVS
SMALL Ol' THU HACK , inoru extended , lonecrvoutiniiail nnl repeated application- n ° cm
NUKVonSNUSS. SliKUI'liSSNiSS : are ioll vtl Instantly and quickly ciiri'd by taki *
wurillv tofiU drops In halt u tumbler ot water. CO cents n bottle : sold bv 11 linn-RHta.
WITH UA1)WAY'S PILLS there is no iliiT : i : CUHI2 OK PUKVENTlVIIof I'KVIiKor ASU
Mechanics' Tools , Fine Jtronzc Jlitildorn' Good * , anil Buffalo Settle * .
1405 Douglas St. , Omaha.
Consisting of Fruit Treco , Small TruM" , r.iat ] >
Vines , Ornnmental Trois and ? hrtib , Ilu-r
Kreon-i. lliHua , etc , toother with a largo nssoit-
meiit of Ti cos nnd Seeds for plautlup
Timber Claims.
rncllltles unsurpassed. Write for whole-Mill'
and retail lists Address ,
D. S. LAKE , Prcprlotor.
" 15 T0"40 PER CENf"
Guaranteed by using
National Automatio
Gas-Saving Governor. .
Pecurrs nitciulviind unlfoiin iiogipe of Illn-
( limit Ion , rdhultliiH tt < mi re ular iircssnii ) and
on'-i'iiuent p-rfcrt ( oiiibiHtlon of the KIWI.
nsiuiiiK a imro nnd hoal-Iifnl iitiiiosihini' | , mid
) bvlatin llio sooty dii > ! tn of nncwniiiinud
nibdii upon fioscoud wall" , tiulntliiKS nnd
i H the lrfaeicoab'u | wlilstllni ; , blowing
uurimokitirf f biiriu'i , and avoids Hi ire-
jiicnt iliiiiicei and oxpoaso nf brnki-n ijleibrs
Tim ( Jovi-nmr cist tli consiiinsr I'ltAe'll-
UAII < V NOnilNO. nt , ( hi ) mtvlim in Kits bllli
wliuio full cnni Ityof niator Is usedi will to-
mto coat of ( lovurnoi In ovnry I lira j or four
nontlis' m-rUco ana In lurpi iiitildlnUVMI ;
ilxU du } , thliH nililinlllK M ) M Ml tolMI I'KIl
1JNT. unnuiil dividends on Uio invostnuMU.
l& " NOTICE ! lt&1
Wo will iiHueliMiriiis.Sniii.lliu'lilne'S ( ( : (
( i any meter iii | < m flic li'isis of oni'-liiilf
Iio Milan oriiionllily Sailiii- .
rractlcal testa made at our olllcs. I'ubllc In-
A'enleH ( dlxtrlbntod in all tltiet.
H. K. I'einuT Iliili ami I'linuim Sis , ,
fer ) | iowcrful
enu. ) tiliublu iictiein und nbioluto durn-
) lllt.\ ; ! { ( ) ) uni'i > f nicorel the host ffiianiii"
emeif tlio oxcoliciiL-o of tli'-'HO iiihtru-
iianls ,
I tufTcrlnir from the
cSrmta ot youthful
trror , arydftwjr ! ,
_ _ l t uivaltixxl. eta.
Itvlllsendo valuable trcatiwj UealM ) containing full
PATENTED ADO.B \ , 1887. IMPROVED FEE. 1,1889.
Kutrotcd to cur * ( be fol *
" niti. bftmrlr All
! o CoropUinU.
, General and
TJrbllity , Co i-
_ _ .KldnjyDieiiei (
Ncrromneii , Tremblior ,
Enual Eibiuitlon.WuV
cau ed by-Jiy5 ! liict'eretion ! in Youth ! Age , Mar-
ncdorSinm'K1gl > . Inf ct |
to tb womb * J1 V > r gpoltil crittn * ( if mile or fetnalt.
c rst\T TO ni" > ra\siiiii ! rAialL.1 nco uns mui.
* ii < l be. nosik/o fcr r > n lllmtrated imijijblet , wliJcli III t
sent 7011 In filhln icalcd cntclopc. Urntlon Ibli [ it'r 4'lJren
JIM North llroatiwny , UX. LOU I a. MO
Owtn't Elrctric Belt Altachrocnt ,
orn llh cn.o > ml coniTort Tj | cur '
m.rtimill or > tn > n ; , Tl.l I , tl.e oolT
cleetrlo ( run ml tell tvrr m.Jf. II -
lluilurr In from 3D li > Till < > ! > . I or full drirrlMlon of IT.
DwfU'fl Klcctrn fltlvKOlfl Hrlli Hflntl Apilliner | Tru .fl tH
In.ble * rend Ac. for rxn Illuilmtrd pimtlilct * lilth vllt bt
fentou In | < ltla tealeJ rnrtlol HeM t > blx LT flic
UOO Nprttl Broad WU ) UT. IXJUIS , Ma
u. s. DSFCcironv , OIIAHA , WEB.
Capital 100,00' )
Surplus .Inn. 18S1 ! fi'J.OOO
OKI K Kim AND iiinr.L-ioim ;
II. M'-VAII.H. 1'iosldciit
lii\\lnS. UHKII. VIca 1'KHlilent
W. II S llriniKi , ( nsliior.
A. K. TOII/II.IM W.V. JloiiMI ,
JOHN S. e ' 01. I.IKI , J. N. II
It. e1 '
Co in or I''lli and Ciunani Sis.
A ( Jeiu'ral Itaiiklnu Iliwlnena Transacted.
A Great Medical Work for Young and Mldilo
Agoi Mon ,
ilnilddlu ai ! il men wba lira iillfi'rlnx from
iliu-iilicr | < UHii > ul ynulli , ICihnuiHil VKulUjr. } nr.
pun nil l'li ) lcal liotillUr I'rrmnturo lloi-llnc. Ac. ,
ttntl Iliot liini nfiJ untulil tuiattrtu * cun t(4iiont ) ( luvro-
< > n , iiti'l ' nil wjju uru Uk und vulTi'iliiu , nil I do not
liium wlmt ll > Ilium. Oiii l < u I'nicil without fall br
fol owliiij tlioliinlruulniii In tliu r't'lence uf I.Kuor
Self I'rnnvrirulloa. I'riin unlr ( I , by mull. iioM-pihl ,
rulvd. II l a Ixink loruviiri'iiian , aXIjuui ! , ( ulliiilt ,
l iprcunplldni for ull uculo nml chrunlo dl > 04 ] < .
I u Ijr lnitir > M | lir Iliu Nnllunnl Mcdlrnl AoiuUtlon ,
wlin nwanlfil llio Kiilil un I lowvluil iiimlul lu tltn
uulhur. Illutlrntlru Kitinule , wllli Iniloricinl-iiU tit
tint i > ir > , Ircu II you iipiilr now. Addrex tlm I'civ
luMly Muitlftil Initltulu.or Dr.V II , I'AIIKICU. No.4
llulilnch H. llo lan , > li i , KIJ | uiur tiu tX'iitulUI
ya all OUvittet