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"Sl'iiiNo" poetry Is rofroshiiiff Sun-
< \iy reading in Omaha.
Tin ? great Wnbosh remnant sale will
take plnco In four weeks.
ij TANNEH lias planted his
flag on tbo dome ol tbo pension ollico.
A NKW gold flold bos not been dis
covered In California lor u week. The
supply of bait is exhausted.
TIIK mayor has generously modified
his Sunday uloiing order so us not to in
cludo newspaper ' 'slugs. "
TIIK tiger has' descended from his
parch in Council Bluffs. There Is no
limit on the ground floor.
. TltK Paino-ful erics of bloodinjr Kan
sas are nt and. Oklahoma has been
thrown wide open by the president.
THE boodle combine is rapidly dig
ging its own gnivo. Conspiracies
. against public welfare are foredoomed
TIIK Los Anffolos editor who Intro
duced Murchtson to the world demands
his reward. Salary Is no object if promi
nence is assured.
Tin : growth of the treasury surplus is
particularly alarming to congressmen.
Their anxiety for a raise of salary is
only u. few hips behind.
THR democratic national committee
lias a job lot of bad debts for sale cheap.
This distressing condition is the natural
result of bankruptcy in principles.
TUB public printer bill has boon
knocked into a galvanized pi-bo * . Hon.
Chris Spooht furnished the design and
slxty-Qvo members volunteered to not
as pall-bearers. . ,
THR Intor-stato commerce commis
sion has again afllrmod the long and
the short of the law , but the railroads
continue perpetrating the "long haul"
on the publlo with unvarying success.
DBIMSW'S chiuicos for the English
mission have been seriously comprom
ised , lie perpetrated an Irish dlnioct
anecdote at a St. Prtriolc'a day gather
ing in Now York.
Oun amiable two-cent contemporary
on Douglas street is painfully nllllctod
with Rosowntor on the brain. The dis-
ouso has again become acute , and
nothing short of bankruptcy will olTect
F- I. IIODOSON has boon nominated to
I- , ' stay at homo. James \Vindrom , of
Philadelphia , has been appointed
supervising architect of the treasury.
'SecretaryVindom has doubtless hoard
the story of the precarious condition of
the Minnesota state house.
PliKi'AitATiONS nro being made in
Now York prisons to curry into effect
the law abolishing the gallows , and
providing for the execution ot the
death sentence bv olootrloty. This will
relieve the public mind of much anx
ious suspense and confine the shock to
TUB Now York mugwumps have
laleod a wild outcry against the threat
ened romovul ot Postmaster Pierson.
The pernicious influence of nonpartisans
sans cannot prevail against the united
demands ot republicans nnd democrats
lor Piorson'e hoad. The latter thirst
for mugwump goro.
TllK United States district attorney
for West Virginia refused to resign
vlien requested , claiming that the in
vitation was punishment for trying to
convict republicans of illegal voting.
A democratic jury promptly acquitted
the prisoners and Mr. Watts was imme
diately bounced. Failure to convict
robbed him of a martyr'a crown.
CADET TAYLOR ia pressing himself
to the front aa a candidate for tbo posi-
tfoa of secretary of the state board of
.transportation. His qualifications for
i&e position are eloquently sot forth in
tee cofljfres loaal report OB bia manage
ment of the public printing office ,
Illuminated by bia later career as
Hr 9k ref the Ftouada estate. Taylor
l a Job lot of ehaek , a bankrupt stock
TITK POSTOFFICE SITK.
The determination of Secretary Win-
dom to defer action on Wr. Union's
polcctlon of the postofllco site for Omaha
Is eminently wise and proper. Our
Washington dispatches give the inside
history of the scheme hatched at tuo
national capital to solpct the Planter's
house silo and ignore the wishes and
convenience of the public. The un-
scomly hnsto in advertising for bids ,
the short time allowed property owners
to mnko tenders , nnd the special agent's
hurried arrival nnd cursory examina
tion , are strong confirmatory proofs
tlmt the Polsom property was decided
upon weeks before Mr. Ltnton loft
The opposition of loading citizens to
the approval of thia selection is wide
spread. Secretary Winclom in deluged
with telegrams anil petitions protest
ing against this jug handle arrange
ment. The government has nothing to
gain and much to loose by hastily as
senting to a conspiracy hatched in
AVashlngton and engineered in Omaha
by the men who wore rebuked six weeks
ago by the overwhelming majority of
The hue and cry raised by the parties
who expect to profit by the approval of
Linton'a selection is increased by the
jealous ravings of the would-bo rivals of
TUB BKB. The Hltchcock-Nyo-Cratg
combine displayed the cloven hoof of
hatred in the postofllco matter , as in all
other publio questions , by unitedly op
posing the demand of Tim Bute and the
citizens generally for a hearing. The
secretary , however , will carefully weigh
all points presented , and will undoubt
edly dispatch another agent to this city
to determine the best of the two sites ,
to which the selection is now narrowed.
There is n great deal to bo said on
both sides of the senatorial salary ques
tion which was raised by the resigna
tion of Senator Chaco. The plea that
senators cannot Hvo in Washington on
a salary of five thousand dollars a year
as ballts the dignity of their position ,
and as is required by the social demands
upon them , is not likely to have great
weight with a largo majority of the
people. A senator resides in Washing
ton not to exceed twelve months for an
ordinary term of congress , so that his
salary is very nearly a thousand dollars
a month for actual time spent in the na
tional capital as a legislator. Most
people will regard this as suRIciont to
enable a man of reasonable desires in
the mutter of living and social enjoy
ment to gratify them. But the claim
that the present salary is not adcqlmto
compensation for the service rendered
is entitled to moro serious consideration.
The people will not object to paying
a just salary for labor performed , if it
bo possible to determine the value of
such labor , but they will object to al
lowing any consideration of style to
enter into the mnttor. In any event
there will bo a very small popular sup
port of the proposal to double senator
ial salaries. Doubtless there are sen
ators whoso services nro worth ton
thousand dollars a year to the country ,
but a considerable . number of
them are overpaid at half that
sum , and that could bo no assurance
that an increase of salary would free
the senate of inferior men and others
who give very little attention to their
duties. It is certainly not desirable
that the senate shall become a rich
man's club , nor on the other hand is it
desirable that an overtaxed people
should bo required to pay for the un
necessary style and luxuries of their
representatives. It unquestionably
costs moro to live respectably in Wash
ington than any other city in the coun
try , but the great demand comes from
the extravagance and the lavish
display ot society at the na
tional capital , and these are
growing from year to year , and steadily
getting further away from the modera
tion which ought to prevail in a repub
lican government. If senators are to
bo paid so that they may bo enabled to
meet the requirements of this extrava
gance , there will have to bo a general
revision of the national salary list , for
there are other servants of the people
who have quite as reasonable a claim to
an increase of compensation.
MANUAL 'JCJlAIfflKO DISCUSSED.
The national convention of public
school superintendents recently hold in
Washington has received loss general
attention from the press than its im
portance merited. It was of far moro
than usual interest in the broad scope
of its discussion ot subjects having rela
tion to public education , as the work of
state and city normal schools , teachers'
institutes , high schools , and particu
larly the question of manual training
in connection with the public schools ,
which received more attention nnd
discussion than any other subject.
It was shown that these educators
caters clearly BOO that the old
apprentice system has gone , with no
probability of its over again being re
vived , nnd they agree that there must
bo recourse to some other plan in order
to enable the youth of America to ob
tain manual or industrial training to
lay the foundation for skilled workmen ,
such as may bo provided by technical
and trade schools.
They separate , however , on the ques
tion whether manual or industrial
training should be made an integral
part of the public school course , and
whether such training has any educa
tional worth apart from ita practical
value. It is instructive to note
that this difference marks the di
vision of ago and conservatism from
youth and progressive ideas. The
former insist that there is no educa
tional value in industrial training , and
that consequently it should have no
place in the public schools , but bq con
fined to schools duoclally provided for
such instruction. The younger nnd
progressive element maintain that in
dustrial training for both boxes should
bo made a part of the curriculum of the
public schools through all the grades ,
beginning with the simplest forms of
clay moulding and ( minting iu
the primaries , and advancing seas
as to end with the training of
the workshop m the grammar
and high school grades. In the views
of thcsa more modern educators many
boys who cnro llttlo for boolto would bo
keenly interested in the work of man
ual training , and that very generally
public school pupils would * like such
work it it wore scientifically graded
with a vlow to educational ends. They
insist that industrial training hns an
educational value , serving to develop
the child both intellectually and mm-
ally , nnd that this gives It n very posi
tive claim to bo made a part ot pubho
The importance which this sub
ject hns attained in'tho minds ot cdu >
caters , wfth the manifest trend of pub
lic opinion favorable to a wisely-ordered
system ot manual training in connec
tion with the publlo schools , promises
that the experiment will become very
general in this country within n few
years. The position of the advocates ot
the reform is strongly fortified by the
fact that wherever adopted the results
have boon highly satisfactory. Reports
from a number of cities where the sys
tem is in operation were all favorable ,
presenting n most formidable argument
against the assumption of the conserva
tives that there is no educational value
in industrial training , The problem Is
not otic of results , but of hnw to best ai-
range the system so as to obtain from it
the highest usofulnqss ; without inter
fering with the intellectual develop
ment , but rather aiding it.
pROinnrrwir TJV THE EAST ,
The people of Massachusetts and
Pennsylvania , who are to vote within
the next three months on prohibitory
amendments to the constitutions of
these states , are deep in the discussion
of this question. All classes are mani
festing a profound interest in the con
troversy , and opinions are freely ex
pressed by lending clergymen , college
presidents , lawyers , merchants , politi
cians and others. In both states the
weight of opinion of these classes , so
far as obtained , is against the proposed
amendments. A. Boston paper that in
stituted an inquiry among the load
ing citizens of the state hns
published replies from two hundred
and sixty-one persons , ono hundred and
eighty-eight of whom stated that they
were opposed to the prohibitory ameiiQ-
motit , and sovonty-thrce fnvoreii it. ' "Of
the sixty-seven clergymen who replied
to the Inquiry , there was a majority of
three in favor of the amendment , but of
lawyers , merchants and college presi
dents , there was a very largo majority
opposed to the amendment. Such lead
ers in the religious world as Rev. Drs.
Pcnbody , Dexter nnd Barton expressed
themselves forcibly against such legis
lation. Dr. Dexter , who is presumably
familiar with the experience ot Massa
chusetts with prohibition , said ho feared
ho adoption of the proposed amend
ment would increase rather than dimin
ish the evils against which it is aimed.
President Eliot , of Harvard , said he
should vote against the amendment because -
cause for promoting temperance ho pre
ferred local option and high license to
prohibition. Prof. Norton , of the
sumo.college declared his boldest that
the amendment is wrong in principle
nnd mistaken in policy.
In Pennsylvania many prominent
clergymen have courageously nrrayod
themselves against the proposed prohib
itory amendment. One of these said ho
regarded prohibition as uu scrip
tural and wrong in principle.
"As a practical measure of
temperance reform , " said this minister -
tor , "prohibition has boon largely a fail
ure , and tends to create a community of
spies , informers and hypocrites the
most abominable state of society that
wo can conceive. " Another who had
personally observed the effects of prohi
bition in Rhode Island and Maine ex
pressed the opinion that the proposed
amendment means virtually free rum.
The contest in these states is becom
ing very active and very earnest and
according to the most trustworthy ac
counts the drift of popular sentiment is in
opposition to the proposed amendments.
In Massachusetts the history of the
complete failure of prohibition 'fifteen
or sixteen years ago , notwithstanding
the stringent character of the law and
the regulations for its enforcement , is a
formidable argument against repeating
the experiences , with nil the evil and
demoralizing consequences incident to
it. In Pennsylvania the successful
operation of the high license law in
restricting the sale of liquor and promoting
meting the cause of temperance con
fronts the prohibitionists with stub
born facts the force of which they can
not deny. That law has boon in
operation less than ono year , and it has
reduced the number of licensed
saloons in the state one-half ,
while doubling the revenue
from licenses. The effect lias
boon to lesson the amount of drunken
ness , diminish the number of police ar
rests , and to redeem nnd improve many
localities that had long boon the haunts
of vice and crime.
With ample experience demonstrat
ing that prohibition does not accomplish
what it alma to , nnd indisputable evi
dence that the cause of temperance is
promoted by a properly enforced sys
tem of high license , there would seem
little reason to apprehend the success of
prohibitory constitutional amendments
iu Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
THE mineral development of Wyom
ing should receive the active encour
agement and assistance of Omaha cap
italists. The progress ot the territory
is closely linked with , that of Nebraska.
The railroad systems of both are the
same , and the growth of one materially
affects the prosperity ot the other. A
large amount of Omaha capital and energy -
orgy is already invested iu the oil nnd
coal Quids , but there tire other minerals
as yet untouched which Insure protlt-
able returns on the money. The vast
deposits of iron ore in the territory are
now attracting attention. In quality
and quantity they equal the Lake Su
perior article , nnd the investment of
local capital in their development would
play an Important part in the industrial
growth of Omaha.
TIIK fishermen of Gloucester , Mass. ,
have made a remarkable request ot the
legislature of that state. They have
petitioned that august body to adopt
measures to prevent the ocean-going
steamers from crossing the cod-Odhiug
waters off the banks ot New Foundland.
Thotr complaint ln "that the fishing
float off the banlcBjJfl pxposod to much
danger from the ffonniorn , nnd they as
sert that nconsldornblo proportion of the
loss of llfo find property In these waters
is caused by colU ipiw between occnn
steamers and fishing jchoonerg. Thord
may bo Bomothljig wn this , but the
remedy cnnnot lB tippled by the Massn-
chusotts legislature , whoso jurisdiction
ends somewhat short of the Now Found-
land banks. Thtl Gloucester fisherman
are , however , to bq pardoned , In vlow
of what has boon Jold them by the advo
cates of thulr cja\i3 \ ( ] and demands
during the past twayoars , for imagining
that there is no limit to their domain ,
and that the jurisdiction of the Massa
chusetts legislature is co-cxtenslvo.
Boss STOUT and Butler have trans
ferred their tools and affections to the
senate. Coquetry will not count thero.
The upper house has developed a mania
for kicking boodle bills into the waste
basket that the momentum acquired
cannot bo checked till the session closes.
Tim appropriation bills huvo been
reduced over three huiidrod thousand
dollars in a week , and the pruning
process has just commenced. When
the senate completes the dissection the
parents of the stcaU will bo unable to
recognize their ill-gotten offspring. -
Joseph Nicola , a full-blooded Indian , rep
resents the Pcnobscot tribe In' the Maine
A Connecticut Ynnkco has been appointed
commissioner of patents. The crop of
wooden nutmegs Is secure from Infringe
President Harrison was slightly indisposed
Thursday. The exhumed bones of Valentino
filled the white house with the odors of a
Lord Randolph Churchill , the mugwump
of England , boasts of thrco actual followers.
To avoid political extinction ho is gradually
ncnring Uio liberal party.
The Chicago Tribune insists that there are
more children in this country named after
Grover Cleveland than nil the other New
York lawyers put together.
The passage of Brad Slaughter through
"tho nominating machine appears to huvo
shattered the cogs. The Nebraska end is a
melancholy specimen of inaction.
Mrs. Elijah Hulford named her Florida
homo "Hooslor's Nest. " The bait won't
work. The Hoosiers will roost In the white
house grounds for the next three years.
John Burroughs nas practically abandoned
literature for what he hud * a bitter paying
cultivation that of too soil. Ha finds the
sward mightier than } .ho pan.
Senator Stanford , of California , has sent
his check for 5,000 to the committee in Bos
ton engaged in raising a fund of $100,000 for
Mrs , Philip U. Sheridan , widow of the late
Cutting , the Foralcer of the Uio Grande ,
who threatened to ! mortho ( earth with the
ercascrs of Mexico , has not yet applied for
an oftlce. He U busily \yjxtching young Cut
Ex-Senator Tabor , was it one time an cm-
' " " "
ployo of Secretary i' " " Proctor's quarry ,
Since that time ho 1 uirejln divorce , an
extensive wardroboland t 10 haughty stride-
of a millionaire.
Ex-Mayor Hewitt , , of New. York , has
crawled'out of the rums of the November
earthquake. His mouth did not recover its
wonted frequency till ho reached Chatta
nooga last week.
Count von Moltke , though eighty-six years
old , fully retains his love for music and
hardly over misses a court concert. He
used to bo a frequent performer on the
piano , too , but bos reformed in that respect.
Gcorgo Peabody \Votmore , cx-govornor of
Rhode Island , is the favorite in the race for
the chair vacated hy Senator Chacj. Mrs.
Wotmoro is Uio handsome lady who declined
an introduction to the Prince of Wa'les at
Hamburg last summer.
Mrs. Richard Porkms , of Boston , has pre
sented to the Bostonian society a thrco-p.igo
letter that John Hancock wrote from Lon
don on March 3 , 1761 , to the Rev. Daniel
Perkins , of Bridge water. In it Hancock
'said : "Ishall with satisfaction bid adieu to
this grand place with all its pleasurable en
joyments for the more substantial pleasure I
promjso myself in the enjoyment of my
friends in America. * * * The greatest
estate in England would bo but a poor
temptation to mo to spend my days here. "
Mrs. Eureka Storey , widow of the late
Wilbur F. Storey , editor of the Chicago
Times , has gone to Now York to decide
upon a suitable design for a monument to
mark her husband's last- resting place. A
great number of drawings and models
wrought in various quarried stones have
been 'submitted for her approval. Her
choice is said to have fallen upon a shaft of
red graulto that will bo quite as high , If it
can be quarried , as the Egyptian obelisk.
RiilUlcbcrgcr Will Not Down.
Rtddlebertrcr Is not yet through. Ho
swears that bo is eoing to bo a collector of
Internal revenue for Virginia op know the
reason why. Ho will probably know the
reason. _ _
The Co in I ii ur of Spring.
Knra Perm (11 ( Youthi' Companion.
There's something in the air
That's now aiid sweet and rare
A scent of summon things ,
A whirr as if of wings.
There's something too that's now
In the color oflo \ blue
That's lu the morniQK sky ,
Before the sun is.high. .
And though on pla'ln-'or hill ,
'Tls winter , winter , sfill ,
There's something ! sopuia to say
That winter's hail its day.
And all this ctminB tint ,
This whispering' sur ad bint
Of bud and bloom .and wing ,
Is the coming of jthijj spring.
And to-morrow pf'to-day
Tbo brooks will break away
from their Icy , pwjn steep ,
And run and laugh qud leap.
And the nest thl'ite ; } n the wood * .
The catkins la thl-ir hoods
Of fur and silk will stand ,
A sturdy llttlo bandj (
And tno tassels soft and fine
Of the hazel will untwine ,
And the elder branches show
Their buds against the snow.
So , silently but swift ,
Above the wintcry drift ,
Tbo long days gain and gain ,
Until on bill and plain ,
Once more and yet once more
Returning as before
Wo BCO the bloom of birth
Make young ogam tbo earth.
The Bald Knobbrrj' Ca rs.
Sr. Loci * , March 23. A special from Jef
ferson City , Mo. , say * thai in the last of the
Bald Knobbers' appeal c&toa , thai of Dave
Walker , the supreme court uu affirmed the
Inning of the lower court and the execution
et for May 10.
FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK.
The defeat of the prohibitory amendment
In Now Hampshire , miy the Globe-Demo *
crnt , In rendered especially Impressive by
thq fact that it Is one of a long series of re
verses which tbo prohibitionists have met
with In the pant your or two. WltUln this
period Oregon , Michigan , Tennessee , Texas
nnd West Virginia hnvo voted down propos
itions similar to tlmt which has Just been re
jected In Now Hampshire. Two other states
will bo called on this year to pais judgment
on this question , Those are Massachusetts
and Pennsylvania. Undoubtedly the ver
dict will bo the same In both as that which
has been rendered In the other stnto * which
have recently spoken on this subject.
Throughout the ontlro country high li
cense and county prohibition are paining
ground , while state prohibition is losing.
These tendencies are manifested along the
.Atlantic seaboard , In the Mississippi valley ,
nnd on the Gulf const. While the states
which wo have mentioned have rejected
the proposition to put prohibition
In the state's organic law , Rhode island ,
which already has It In its constitution ,
wants to tone It out. This docs not mean , of
course , that the people hnvo relaxed In their
determination to throw restraints around the
liquor tratllc. It simply means that the pee *
pie have disco voted readier , more practical
and moro , effective methods of doing this
tbnn that which the prohibitionists propose.
Discussing the question as to whether insanity -
sanity Is on the increase , the Philadelphia
North-American &uys : The estimated In
crease of population since 1530 In the states
Is only one-fifth , while the officially declared
Increase of the Inmates of asylums is nearly
ono-t alf. Making duo allowances for the dc-
cline of popular prejudice , this increase Is
altogether larger than was expected. Causes
connected with common life must bo opera
tive or this disposition could not exist. Un
doubtedly such causes may bo found In the
indescribable hucry of American llfo , In the
mode of living and the rage for acquiring
creator or less wealth. No class escapes.
The greater number of insane is always con
tributed by the working classes simply because -
cause these various classes constitute the
vast majority of the total population. Wo
cannot see that one class contributes pro
portionately moro to swell the list than any
other. The tension scorns almost universal
and without much relation to circumstances.
There Is no lover of the play who will nol
learn \yith sincere regret , says the Philadel
phia Ledger , of the Illness of Miss Anderson
which compels _ her temporary retirement
fX'om the stage , o'f which she Is so consplcu-
* dus and honored an ornament. Greater ac
tresses than she have possibly claimed the
admiration of American audiences for their
art , but we know of no other who both as
artist and woman has presented greater
claims to the most respectful regard of the
public than she. Misa Anderson is an actress
of the most lovely personality , n woman of
rarest refinement and goodness. She has
won the general affection and 03tocmbyher
conspicuous merits. She has honored her
self profoundly by respecting her art. Her
aspirations have always been elevated , noble ;
she his presented nothing on the stage , ap
peared in no play in which there was not
made evident her own beautiful , high ideal
of art. It is such women who give character
and splendor to the stage. Holding them
selves and their art in high regard , they
readily inducj the public to hold them in
high esteem. The stage is made purer ,
brighter , and more attractive by and through
their presence. _
In an editorial on the proposed movement
for an increase In congressmen's salaries the
Detroit Free Press says : The pay Is in-
sunicieni to enable a senator or a represent
ative to give fine entertainments from it , or ,
for the senators and they are the ones who
are complaining to have grand mansions
nnd to live in sumptuous elecanco. Nor
would it if it were quadrupled. A man can
not live "in style" on 53,003 per year , but no
public servant has the right to ask the people
ple to pay him so that ho can. The presence
of so many millionaires in the senate the
dominance of money in politics has led to a
great departure from tbo simplicity of our
ancestors ; but the payment of large salaries
would not make matters any oettcr. The
people can relieve the senate from the
chartro of being a rich man's ' club by sending
men there who , while comparatively poor in
this world's goods , are well endowed with
brains. It is not the meagerness of the
present salary which keeps poor men out of
the senate. It Is the largo purse of men of
tbo same political faith who oppose them as
candidates. It was this that enabled Stock-
bridge , to whom salary Is no object , to sup
plant Conger , to whom it was. Larger pay
will not open the doors any wider to poor
men , and there is therefore no necessity for
Increasing the present compensation.
Commenting on a scries of rcsolu tions prepared
pared by the prohibitionists in Now York do-
chinning eternal and uncompromising warfare -
faro with high license , the Brooklyn Times
remarks : "This is a free country , and oven
those who are ready to dictate to others how
they shall cat , drink and live are allowed to
have their way. It is a glorious country to
live in. It affords a splendid opportunity for
all kinds of cranks to vcntilato tneir peculiar
opinions. This freedom is a good thing. It
is a safety valve that lets off the superfluous
steam of all sorts of speculative extrava
gancies and follies and so far the end has
been that sober reason has finally and every
time como to our relief and given us the wis-
dom'and the vision that have led to reason-
aoly good government. Occasionally Blaincs
and Millers are defeated and Cleveland and
Hills are elected , but wo go safely through
these crises and recover ourselves again
when good sense and reason again have their
The i Dominion government has been
spending a good deal of money for some
years past to secure immigration , says tbo
St. Paul Globe , and shiploads of substantial-
looking people have come pretty numerously
to make the waste places glad ; but somehow
la the general round-up there is not the ex
pected swelling of tlgurcs. For instance , In
Manitoba and the northwest territory , eight
years ago the population was 110,000. , The
immigrants since 1881 have numbered 220,000 ,
and still the total is but 230,000. A similar
condition is reported In the country at largo.
The population in 1S31 was 4,3-2-1,810 , and the
immigrants have been about 800,000 ; still
the present total is less than 5,000,000 , or
nearly 1,000,000 short of expected figures.
Tbo result of the effort is not at all encour
aging. The trouble Is that tbo best part of
tbo immigration , and much of the old stock ,
comes over the line. This country gets the
cream. Dakota and Minnesota should be
grateful to the Canadian government.
VOICE OF THE STATE PRESS.
Nebraska City Press ; ThU lota Mr. Bier-
bower out. The Press will receive and care
for any funds raised for bis relief.
Fremont Tribune ; Blerbowcrhad to go.
That's something. The democrats couldn't
get him out.
Fremont Herald : Wo congratulate you ,
Brad you've got a republican out when
the democrat * couldn't do It la four years'
Beatrice Democrat : The oftlce of United
States marshal should have been filled by a
democrat four years ago , but under Mr.
Cleveland's mistaken policy JJlorbowor vra
permitted to lorve during tbo four years of
the so-called democratic rule. This change
alone more than compensates the democrats
of Nebraska for the loss of the November
The Kind of ft Alan flo In.
HastingsNobraskan : Mr. ThoUsen , who
Is before the legislature asking a bounty for
the promotion of silk culture In Nebraska ,
claims that a newspaper correspondent tried
to "work" for pecuniary benefits by promis
ing to speak favorably of a message before
the legislature to appropriate a sum ol
money for a silk station. The Nebraskan
has reason to bollvo that ho Is the same man
who permitted his name to bo signed ton
democratic campaign document last fall , al
leging that millions had boon spent In the
United States senate bribing the members
thereof to protect the silk monopolies of the
Thry'ro AH True.
Talmago Tribunes The Omaha BBB Is cn <
gaged in the laudable enterprise of showing
up the Iniquities of the Douglas county pooi
farm. If half of the stories told of the
woman In charge are true she ought toro- %
colvo a heavy dose of 'the same kind of treat
ment she gives some of the poor creatures
placed In her charge.
AS OTHERS SEE US.
New Vork'B Only Ittvnls.
If Now York City succeeds In Increasing
her population to 0,000,000 , by means of an
nexation she will bo safe from the ambitions
rivalry of Chicago for many a year to como.
The only cities she will hnvo to fear , In fact ,
will bo Unluth and Omaha.
Lei Angela Ti Ibune.
Nebraska Is full of statesmen. Senator
Mandorson , of that state , says thati . direc
tory of the state is Included in the number ol
applicants for government positions.
Our Beet Sngar Bounty.
Nebraska will pay a bounty of 1 cent a
pound for beet sugar produced In the state.
Nebraska will have to da better than that 11
she expects to attract In the slightest degree
the attention of the gentlemen who manufac
ture the pure maple sugar of Vermont In so
many sections of this glorious country.
What is a bounty of 1 cent a pound to them ?
A Santa Barbara Incident.
Tourist from the cast What do you call
that dish , my friend !
Waiter Cuttle-flsh soup , sir.
Tourist Oh , all right. I was afraid I had
stopped oft at Omaha a llttlo too long and
some of these Nebraska snakes had followed
AVo'rc Getting Them , Anyhow.
Kansas Citv and Omaha are welcome to
Chicago's pigs If they will only laKe the
clover , too.
Beets nnd Beats.
I'ionter Pies .
Nebraska papers arc trying to induce farm
ers to raise beets forsugar. Nebraska is be
coming noted lor raising beats who carry off
the "sugar" bank presidents.
'Xwas Bettor Thus.
L < ) i AtitjdM Tt Ibune.
Nebraska feels fairly comfortable after all.
She did not get a cabinet oQlcc , but Buffalo
Bill was invited to the inaugural ball.
Rcpual It ,
Iiucj\e \ ter Pott-Erpnt * .
There seems to ban persistent effort mak
ing to secure prohibition for Nebraska. The
next question is : What will Nebraska do
with it if she should gct-itl
Buffalo Bill's Ambition.
Buffalo Bill wants to bo a general in the
Nebraska militia. The child-like , simple-
hearted showman ! "Pleased with a rattle ,
tickled with a straw. "
MEN'S FASHION NOTES.
Outing caps in stripes and Scotch plaids
promise to bo very popular this spring.
Tan-colored shoes will be the rage next
summer as a sort of complement to the llau -
nel shirt mania.
The sailor knot in ncckwaro still holds its
own , notwithstanding the many innovations
that have tried so hard to knock it out.
The straw hats now 'being made ready for
summer wear are almost extravagantly giddy
m both color and shape , fancy bands are
The pink and rose tints in spring neckware
are catching on. They are so loud , some of
'em , that one needs to jab one's thumbs into
ono's cars as they pass.
Diagonal stripes in percale shirt-fronts
promise to become popular. Loud effects
are not so hateful to exacting dressers as
they usc-d to be , owing to some strange
caprice of taste.
Three studs in a dress shirt-front are a
rarity in New York , fine dressers wearing
two and in some instances one. Things are
different in London , however , the leaders sf
fashion there preferring the three-eyelet
Ttio styles in men's handkerchiefs arc
undergoing a noticeable change. Silk Is
supplanting linen and cambric in a great
measure , and plain white patterns are giv
ing way to tints and combinations of color ,
except for outing purposes , where silk is not
considered In good form. The prevailing
craze for checks and stripes is felt in the
domain of moucholrs quite as much as in
scarfs and trousers.
To counteract the influence of the flannel
shirt craze , which threatens to carry the
couutry by storm next July and August ,
some of the wldo awake shirt manufacturers
are producing a featherweight miner shirt
in light cambric and linen. These shirts
will weigh but a few ounces. The ladles
have caught the flannel shirt idea from their
sweethearts and big brothers , and will wear
jaunty flannel blouses during the hot
weather. 'The blouses are made principally
io loud checks and stripes , and are designed
to bo worn on all Informal occasions where
freedom and comfort are studlod.
Regarding the mooted abolition of tbo
swallowtail suit , A fashlouabla New York
tailor said : "Such talk Is all bosh. Ttio
clawhammer coat is the only correct thing
for gentlemen. It is the grand result of the
ages of experiment In men's attire , and to
abolish it would bo a step backward and not
a stride In the direction of a higher civiliza
tion , as It Is thoughtlessly claimed. Sim
plicity and harmony are the crownlnsf vir
tues of the present fashions in evening dress.
Garish colors are essentially vulgar. Imag
ine a practical Now Yorker in knee breeches ,
velvet coat and satin waistcoat. Fudge I
The Knclish Speaking It.ioe.
Chteaoo Tribune ,
The number of people who apeak the Eng
lish language U estimated by a recent writer
to be 110,000.000. If the population of Texas
bo added to tbo count the grand total will be
Not True or Oflloranoker * .
Kilo Whe Ier Wlluox ocrt that when
ono weeps onu weeps alone , bat as wo In
fancy listen to the low , mournful walla of
the disappointed offlccieelcors along the
Washington turnpike wo are disposed to
doubt Ella' * veracity.
* ! 1
It is now tnoro tlinH twonty.onb jcars
since the second legal execution took place In
this city. The criminal WAS Otlwny O ,
Barker , the murderer of Woolscy D. Hlg.
Rlns. The crhno was committed m the brick
building on the southwest corner of Twelfth
and Furnnm streets. Thousands of people
pass the place dnlly.but not ono In ten knows
of the ghastly deed porpotratcd nearly a gen
eration ago , to which these ancient wall *
bear , testimony , Ltko many of the mortals
who have sought a livelihood nnd wealth
within them , the memory of the night of No >
vombcr 81 , 1800 , has passed into oblivion.
Thomas Falconer , the custodian of the high
school , however , has a memento of the event ,
which is probably the only ono extant. It
In a small photograph of the scouo at
the execution. The latter took place about
a quarter of a nillo northwest of Capitol
square. The llttlo picture is faded , the feat
ures are Indistinct , but the outline of the cul
prit , the attendant clergyman , Ror. F. Egitn ,
pastor of St. Phllomcnn's , Sheriff Sutton , to
gether with the curious multitude and an
array of all kinds of vehicles , g Ivcs an ex
cellent Idea of this early expiation. Mr. Pal-
concr Is Immortalized as ono of the mortals
almost beneath the scaffold , though the feat
ures to which ho points as belonging to him
in the absence of their former brl lllancy nr
strongly suggestive of a cadaver from tn
Some days ngo Editor Hitchcock , with
that other distinguished man , Dnva
Mercer , canvassed the town sollc-
Ulncr the names of leading citizens to a peti
tion asking for the appointment of Paul
Vandcrvoort as general superintendent oi
the railway mall service. Amen * the gentle ,
men called upon was Euclid Martin , presi
dent of the board of trade. Ho was solicited
to sign the document In his oftlclal capacity.
Mr. Martin said ho could not sign for the
board of trade because It was not a political
organization ; ho was opposed to Vender
voort politically and did not know but that
ho was also opposed to him on personal
grounds. However , he would think the matter -
tor over. Ho did think it over and decided
that ho would not sign for Paul. And ho
didn't sign. The solicitous editor signed ,
however , and Vandorvoort was defeated.
The editor of the World also signed tot
Thurston and John Mortified was defeated.
And yet , Thurston was to bo the president's
right hand man In Nebraska ! Rose water
and Saunders wcro to have no influence wltb
the administration. To prove his assertion
to that effect regarding the last two , the edi
tor aforesaid endeavored to Induce the presi
dent of the board of trade to prostitute his
position for the support of a chronic place-
hunter , a railroad ringstor and a disgraced
attache of the very service at the head of
whlcn ho desired to bo placed. The influence
and advice of the editor in Washington seems
to bo of that order without which the admin
istration can get along very well.
' 'The county commissioners nro throwing
dust in the eyes of tbo people , " said a banltoi )
yesterday. "They rush immediately , to ex
amine charges against the matron of the
poor farm who , if but ono of the acts of Ill-
temper and violence of manner , as alleged ,
bo proven , ought to be removed immediately
from the care of the placo. But they pay no
attention to the demand of the public that they
investigate themselves. Mrs. Mahoney may
be charged with unfltness for the office but
these men should bo charjrcd , I think , with
robbery. They paid too much for the vault
balcony , by at least $1,000. They are afraid
to admit it. They are shaking la their
clothes fearing that the matter will b fi
brought into the courts. Their interest la
the Mahoney business is a blind. They dls <
play it to distract the attention of the people
ple from themselves. "
The now Omaha and Council Bluffs bridga
is a great benefit to Omaha , but what a great
benefit will it not bo to the motor combine ,
when , if its tracks be allowed on Shorinaa
avenue , tbo turnouts of this city are com *
polled to cross it to the drlvo on the other
side. As an old citizen sold yesterday t
"This is ono of the greatest conspiracies , of
recent years , by Omahaus to injure Omaha
that I have known. "
Omaha now needs a boulevard to enable
tbo spider-web motor to destroy it with
Judge Beneka yesterday reminded John O.
Cowiu of an episode which took place at
the B. & M. depot twenty yean
ago , just as the train was ' 'about
to leave for Lincoln. Sheriff Grebe had about
a dozen prisoners whom bo was taking to the
penitentiary. Cowio , who was at the depot ,
was district attorney at the tlme.and nil of thd
prisoner had been convicted by him. The
brightest was a scoundrel who had abducted
a girl for Immoral purposes. In bidding
good bye to the prosecutor this fellow in
quired : ' 'Say , ain't you general tlokot agent
to the penitentiary ! "
Colonel Hall , acting Inspector ccneral of
the Department of the Platte , is soon to
leave for Los Angeles , where ho Is to ossuma
the duties of the same position in the De
partment of the Pacific , His departure la
greatly deplored by all bis brother
officers. They regret that ho did not rccoivo
the appointment to superintend the record
of the late rebellion for which , by mcllnu-
tlon nnd training , the colonel Is especially
qualified. This department , they claim , will
suffer un almost Incalcu lablo loss. Ho bos a
most thorough knowledge of the duties oC
his position , and his tnind is so trained to ac
curacy and so stored with Inlormation that
ho has been of great assistance to officers la
all the branches of tbo service where ho has
Compliments are always In order , and
newspaper men know how to appreciate
iliem. The one following , commg us It does
from so gifted a lady as Mrs. Elizabeth Cady
Stanton , will bo Indorsed by thousands of
readers of Tun SUXDIV BBE ;
"Tnn Bnu is an admirable paper ; the best
no doubt , west of Chicago. Tbo press of our
country is ono of our institutions , ia which
all Americans may justly take pride , "
llic "Jlolilovcr. "
Detroit free lreu.
You talk about the dread mirage ,
An * the Ignis fatus
They nrn't a marker to tbo things
Thut'5 Jest now foolin' us.
Prometheus was right well off
An' Tantalus In clover ,
Compared with him who stumps his too
Against a blamed "holdover , "
ff L-vi-r Colonnl.
1 lie Caitipniuii > - ,
If Editor Shepard , of tbo Now York Mall
nnd Express , will sit down and lltton to
someliody who knows something ho will learn
that Harrison was elected last November
Ho can then tell his oonipoaitor * to kill that
campaign editorial ho ko ps standing in the
columns of hl religious dally.
The Coiif'rr tloM4l Salary Or u.
Probably there Is not a man In elthor
house who could not bo replaced wlthla
twenty-four hours' notice with another
equally able and equally acceptable to the pee
pie , without an lncrea o of nainry. Under
usual law * of demand and nupply the people
have every ro aa v > thick thi tOW ft few
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