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ccssfully remedy nny fault In the delivery of
papers. It I * absolutely necessary that wo know
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If Into , give the time and train on which TIIK
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" direction BO that wo can locate the trouble and
apply the proper remedy. Vapors nro fre
quently carried by a town through the care
lessness of the route agents , ana when this oc
curs , wo can , with full lufounatlon , place the
blame where It belongs.
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IK President Harrison should doom it
necessary to tnko n vacation no demo
cratic ofllcoholdor will objocc.
PUT n little moro Bolder in the joint
and don't allow a break between jour
neymen nml master plumbers at this
time of the year.
WYOMING has three apoutinp oil
wells , but the pipe line to Omaha ,
which spouted , so promisingly last
summer , has vanished in the air.
PRESIDENT DrAZ evidently knows a
good thing when ho tastes it. In his
message to the Mexican congress ho
urges the admission of American lard.
NKAV Youic now proposes to honor
the memory of John Bright with a
monument. New York proposed to
build a monument to the memory of
General Grunt several years ago.
Tnn Western Union 1ms invoked the
aid of the courts of Now York to perpetuate -
potuato the overhead wire nuisance. It
eimply prolongs the day of reckoning ,
'but cannot change the decree which ,
BOOH or or later , will consign the wires
to the subways.
THE report so generously circulated
and devoured by the democrats , that
Senator Edmunds was not on speaking
'terms with the administration is effec
tually disproved by -appointment of
Lyman E. Knapp to the governorship of
Alaska. Knaj5p is a Vermonter , en-
dorscd by the senator.
Tnis recent rains wore quite general
It throughout Nebraska and Iowa , and a
"boon to the purchpd earth. Fields car
peted with nature's richest colors , trees
bursting with gladness , and small grains
IS , sprouting vigorously , combine to fill the
farmers with good cheer and robe the
country in the brightest of spring suits.
TIIK serious illness of the venerable
Dr. McCosh , of Princeton college , likely
to terminate fatally , owing to his ad
vanced ago , will be rogrotod by the
* rholo educational world. For moro
than twenty years ho has boon at the
head of Princeton college , and hasdono
fnoro than anyone man in making
Princeton the great seat of learning
Which it is to-day.
Tun eminent American citizens who
are to represent the United States in
the Dorlin conference are on the ocean.
They will undoubtedly receive a cordial
welcome on tholr arrival in the Ger
man capital , because Bismarck appar
ently has things so nicely arranged that
ho can afford to fool kindly and act
courteously. Indeed wo suspect that
good treatment socially is about all our
representatives will realise from their
mission , Doubtless Bismarck could toll
now just how the conference will result.
TIIK prohlb'ltlonists of Massachusetts
i virtually concede the defeat of the
amendment. A complete poll of the
1 elate confirms the prediction of the opposition -
, position that the majority against it
, will nuiRO from five to ton thousand ,
The example of New Hampshire and
JJnsuticluisotts will bo followed and om-
"phasizod in Pennsylvania , where the
commercial , professional and laboring
, classes are practically a unit against
AB a fabricator of stupid dialogues
tind bogus interviews Judge Cvounso's
' Bon-ln-Uuv IB a stupendous success. The
( judge ought to como to town once moio
from his retreat at FortCalhoun and
dill another citizen's mooting to help
the young man out of tlio hole into
which ho has plunged himself hoola
Over head In his ambition to bo a great
newspaper man , Since the lizzie of the
Croat Sunday edition the desperation of
h the judgo'a son-in-law has well-nigh
Wilde him a At subject for the asylum
tor Incurables at Hustings.
A LITTLE C0.1WOA * SENSE.
Wo nro told that our real estate deal
ers were struck with paralysis when it
became known that the now postofllco
location would remain in doubt , This
is almost lee absurd for serious dlbcus-
sion. ' Suppose that it was known to
day just oxactly'whore the now posl-
dfllco will stand , what offeot would it
have on the real cstntomarket , , except'
perhaps upon the blocks immediately
ndjoining ? Suppose it bo located
to-morrow in the Planters' house block ,
what would bo the effect on the general
rcol estate market ? It would take fully
two months to condemn the prop
erty nnd pass upon the titles.
If any of the titles are dofoctlvo
or tlio owner of anylot appeals
from the appraisement , it might take
six months before a dollar could Do paid
over. In any event it will take from
three to four months to prepare the
plans , and at best the foundation
may bo begun by the time winter
sots in. Arc all parties who have prop
erty to buy or sell in Omaha holding
buck for the postofllco location V Is this
city swinging on ono pivot , nnd is the
coinintr postofllco that pivot ?
Candidly speaking , what great build
ings nro being held back In the Im
mediate neighborhood of the Hitchcock
and Folsom lots ?
Will Judge Crounse pull down his
block nnd build u palatial structure on
the site ?
Will Judge Neville favor us with great
blocks of granite and cut stone on his
Sixteenth nnd. Seventeenth street lots
this Boas6n ? If so. there Is a great sur
prise in store for Omaha. Is not all
this talk about the terrible dnmago to
our building prospects tlio sheerest non-
penso ? Sixteenth street is oound to re
main a great retail thoroughfare , nnd
those who have faith in the future of
this city and the nerve to back tholr
faith with _ their own money
nd the money they can procure
n a building loan nro not likely
o shrink buck upon the possible loca-
ion of the postolllco on upper Farnani ,
specially in view of the fact that it
vill take at least live years to complete
The only parties that may bo affected
jy the delay are speculators who hold
iptlons on lots that are located in the
oighborhood of competing blocks.
That class of people seldom build any-
HOMES Fen THE HOMELESS.
Chicago is experiencing a great
exoiius of residents from the business
districts Into the suburbs. The change
s ascribed to high ron ts , but back and
encnth it is the natural desire of people
ple to own and occupy their own homes.
The advantage of living near the work-
hop or place of business will not weigh
n the balance against the disagreeable
crowding and confusion of flats , and the
mpossibility of securing domestic
privacy and peace- . Life in such quar
ters is a continual protest. It is an in
centive to practical economy in order
that sufliciont moans may bo secured to
ay "tho foundation of the homo , and ac
quire that independence nnd happiness
which cluster around the hearthstone.
The movement in Chicago has had its
counterpart in Omaha for years , on a
smaller scale. The magnificent heights
and charming valleys surrounding the
city nro being dotted with the elegant
homos of the rich , nnd the cozy cottages
of people of moderate moans. The res-
dent population is steadily , moving
away from the noise and bustle of trailic
into the purer atmosphere north , west
and south , where homes can bo secured
at moderate cost , with grounds to adorn
and make the surroundings attractive.
Freedom from the landlord is only ono
of the benefits enjoyed. Every improve
ment made , every flower and shrub and
tree planted contributes to comfort and
happiness and are living evidences of
the taste and thrift of the occupants.
The facilities for reaching suburban
homos are keeping pace with the move
ment. The "Bolt Line local trains have
contributed largely to the growth of the
northern and western sections , benefit
ing alike the company and the people.
Prollting by this experience the Elkhorn -
horn and the Omaha roads have put on
local trains to encourage the upbuild
ing of the country tributary to their
linos. The street car companies are
reaching out into the suburbs in every
direction , and with the completion of
the lines projected , every section of the
city will have convenient and rapid
transit to and from the business center.
Those facilities will accelerate the
injvoirtiont of residents toward the west
ern limits of the city. It cannot to
resisted or turned aside. It is the
tidal wave of homo builders ,
the realization of hopes and aspirations
long deferred ! nt d the gratification
which prosperity brings. Here they
can enjoy the comforts of life without
jostling. Schools and churches are
convenient , paved streets penetrate
the districts most sought for , and water
and gas nro within reach. Every desir
able convenience for a homo can bo had ,
free from the clatter and dust of busi
Suburban property in Omaha is un
surpassed for homos or as a moans of
profitable investment. Its future is as
secure and Its growth as certain as the
DIVORCE LAWS A VAILUUE.
The discussion of a reform In the di-
vorcolaws of the country will bo mate
rially helped on the affirmative side by
the statistics given in the annual report
of the National Divorce Reform league ,
recently issued. The most striking and
significant fact presented la that while
in the last twenty years the population
of the country has increased sixty per
cent , the annual number of di
vorces granted mounted from about
tan thousand to over twonty-uvo
thousand. No ono can have any diffi
culty in drawing the obvious moral of
this appalling increase in the number
of marriages annulled annually. It not
only shows an alarming extent of in
difference In this country to the sacredness -
ness of the married relation , but it Il
lustrates also the debasing influence on
society of lax divorce laws.
The south shovrs the greatest
average , the number of divorces
in that section for the last five
years having been over three
times the number granted in the yoara
18(57-1871. ( The showing for the west is
very little , if any bolter. Its divorces
in the last flvo years , since nro throe
nnd pnc-half times the number given for
the flvo years , 1807-1871 , Inclusive. In
view of the fact that the population of
the west Increased nearly four times as
rapidly as.in the south , the real average
increase is larger In the latter section.
The record of all localities , how
ever , is so bad that nothing is
to bo gained for nny by compari
sons of this sort. The whole showing
clearly points out the necessity fdr n re
form of the divorce laws , so that they
shall discourage-rather than stimulate ,
the severance of ths marringo tie. How
this result can best bo attained is the
serious question , complicated by numer
ous considerations. Undoubtedly n
uniform divorce law , enacted by con
gress , would haVe the effect to diminish
the number of divorces , but there is
a very strong opposition to al
lowing the national government to lop-
islato upon matters of this nature. The
regulation of marriage and divorce fs
hold to belong wholly to the states , to
bo determined by the people of each
according to tholr own notions of what
is expedient nnd desirable in the inter
ests of their socitd and moral life.
When an Illinois senator proposed to
amend the fed oral constitution so
its to authorize congress to onnct
divorce laws , the question of per
mitting the general govormont to
Interfere in this matter was widely
discussed , and the weight of opinion
was against the proposition. Wo have
no doubt that wcro the subject sub-
milted to the calm judgment of the
people they would not , while doubtless
acknowledging the desirability of a
uniform divorce law , approve the pro
posal that congress should legislate on
this question. If this view of the popu
lar opinion bo correct , those who are
agitating for a reform of the
divorce laws should address their
efforts to improving these laws
in the several states. Wo
have no doubt that agitation which goes
beyond this will be found to bo a waste1
of time anil labor. Thcio can bo no
question in the light of the statistics
presented by the national league of the
great importance of this subject in its
social and moral bearings , " and the
effort in behalf of reform should bo vig
orously and persistently prosecuted.
A SUliSlDl" DELEOATWX.
Itis unfortunate that , with two or
, hreo exceptions , the delegates ap-
) ointod by the president to represent
he United States in the congress ot
American nations are In favor of subsi-
lies to private ship building. It is not
upposed that this question will neces
sarily figure in the congress , but men
vho- are wedded to a subsidy policy as
Lho only way in which the shipping in
terest of the United States can bo re
stored are very likely to have their
visions blinded to other means
of enabling this country to secure the
ransportation facilities required for
the bettor carrying on of its trade with
other countries. Doubtless the repre
sentatives of other .American nations
will toll'tho congress , as our commis
sioners who visited South American
countries several years ace wore told ,
that tne United States is at n disad-
. -antago in not having lines of rapid
steamers plying between our ports and
; hose of ether countries in the western
hemisphere. The fact is obvious ,
ind it presents a problem
'or which there must so mo
day bo found a solution. This country
cannot enlarge its trade as it should do
until it is in a position to carry it under
is own Hag. But the attainment of this
position must bo brought about by some
other moans than that of paying sub
sidies out of the public treasury. No
political party could survive the adoi-
; ion of a policy of this kind. It will bo
unfortunate if the representatives of
; ho ether American nations are misled
as to public opinion hero on this ques
tion by the attitude of our delegates in
, ho congress.
There appears to bo fair premise that
this congress will have good results. It
is beginning to bo regarded by the
tinanciul and commercial men of the
country with a great aenl of interest.
An association of bankers and business
men has been formed in Now York to
co-oporato in the work , and an effort
will bo made to give the congress a
practical character , at least to the ex
tent of discussing practical mutters.
And indeed not much moro
than this can bo done. The pur
pose of the congress is to ef
fect a bettor international understand
ing , which" is a step towards wiser laws
and larger trado. Wo shall learn
through this congress moro of the pres
ent condition and the possibilities of the
countries represented in it , and they
will get a" bettor knowledge of the
wealth and resources of this country.
It Is hardly possible that the enlarged
information thus obtained can fail to
have good results , but the Influences of
the congress may bo easily Impaired if
it shall bo made u channel for the ad
vocacy of the fallacy that commerce can
bo created by the payment of subsidies
and that trade may bo fostered by arti
ficial stimulants. .
TIIK governor of Idaho has issued a
proclamation , calling a constitutional
convention , to moot at Boise City , in
July. The only opposition to the
movement for statehood comes from
the Mormons , who have a wholesome
dread of local legislation. In Utah ,
where they hold the balance of power ,
statehood would bo a blessing to the
"dlvlno institution , " but in Idaho they
arc in a htyeloss minority , and could
not shape legislation to suit their plural
ideas. The movement , however , moots
the approval of all progressive classes ,
nnd will make itself felt in the next
ALTHOUGH a republic , Mexico is not
free in her government from some
of the methods of monarchy , President
Diaz administers with a firm hand , and
in some respects he is hardly loss auto
cratic than the czar of Russia. Ho is
unquestionably a very able man , a
statesman who has accomplished a great
deal for the prosperity and progress of
Mexico , but ho has inuny dad strong
enemies , The report of a conspiracy to
overthrow him Is not , therefore , ia-
credible , , but thqrpl very little proba
bility of its succosl , FO coyipioto Is his
grasp on the nrmjl Jtiul so thorough his.
means of discovering nnd crushing con
spiracy. SovoraU tlfnes since ho be
came president thjorohavo boon ropoiin
of a threatened revolution , but Diaz has
boon found too strpngj for his enemies
heretofore , nnd will anublloss bo again ,
If they seriously Ii cmpt his overthrow.
TUB establishment ot nn extensive
Boot and shoo manufactory in our city
has boon announc&l. j From the reputa
tion of the flrm projuctlng the enter
prise there can bo little doubt but that
the manufactory will bo on a scale com
mensurable with Its Importance. Omaha
presents unusual advantages for the
manufacture of boots and shoes. It Is n
now industry. The field it can su pply
immediately extends from the Missouri
river to the Rocky mountains. There
is , moreover , every prospect that In a
comparatively short time the manufac
ture of boots , shoes and kindred indus
tries will bo centralized in our vicinity
for the reason that the raw materials
are at our door. When wo nro able to
take the raw hides from our slaughter
houses and convert them into leather
the problem of making Omaha a great
Industrial market is solved. Wo have
the hides and should convert them into
leather. We need the tanneries as the
connecting link , nnd it Is only a ques
tion of time when the process ot tan
ning can bo carried on here as profita
bly as it has boon elsewhere.
IT Is barely two weeks since Mr.
Wlndotn , the now supervising archi-
eel has boon installed in the United
States treasury. Mr. Windom has not
iiiul timu to turn around in his ollico
: ind become acquainted with his sub
ordinates. IIo has not had time to fam-
liarizo himself with the responsible
duties devolving upon him. But our
ivisuacres are furious because of the
delay In locating the Omuha postolllce ,
when they ought to know enough to
know that great bodies niovo slowly.
The fact is , there has been as mucli at
tention given the Ouviliu postotlleo as
to any other. Talk about delay ! It
took cloven months to negotiate and
complete a building loan for the now
ii building after application had
boon made , and there was no defect in
the title to the property , but merely a
"cw trivial errors to correct in the
IT looks as if it will be a delicate mat
ter for the Inter-Stat'o Commerce Com
mission to regulate , thp traffic on the
Grand Trunk railroad , from a point in
the United StateJthrough a lofoiffn
country to anothdtiVo nt in the United
States. The American olllcials of that
road however have boon summoned to
appear before the commission and to
answer why the regulations of the interstate
ter-state law should n9t apply to the
casein question.r/Thtoir plpa .will bo
that the commission has no jurisdiction
over traffic in Canada whatever con
trol the commission may have over
traffic the momouXit touches the terri
tory of tlio Unite.tlTltafes" , The decision
in the case will b fijakgu' for with interest
terest , as it is the first" "time tlie com
mission has boon called upon to con
sider the nroblom.
Tun"suggestion that President Harrison
risen should appoint a western man to
the vacancy in the interstate commerce
commission is a good one. It , will un
doubtedly bo vigorously opposed , however -
over , by the commercial interests of the
east and particularly of Now York.
They will claim tLat Mr. Walker being
an eastern man Mb successor should be ,
and they will doubtless insist also that
both Judge Cooley and Mr. Morrison are
western men. Still it ought not to bo
difficult to oresent an argument in
favor of the great west having a repre
sentative on the commission who
would carry weight with the president.
the geniuses who are at the
head of certain Omaha dailies demand'
that the board of trade bo disbanded at
once and supplanted by a body made un
of men who oun show Onuihn what they
win do. Would it not bo moro in the
public interest to disband the. gang that
has bankrupted the papers that are
making nil the clatter about the board
and nearly ruined the proprietors , so as
to lot some live , practical , self-respect
ing journalists take their places and
give Omaha at least two great dailies
that will bo bolf-.supportlng by reason
of their excellence , and achieve a repu
tation beyond the boundaries of Spoon
JAY GOULD has not yet succeeded in
gripping the throat of the Santa Fo
road , though ho has seriously con
tracted its windpipe. He is now en
gaged in scourin ? the country for
proxies , hut enough of the stockholders
have combined to prevent him con
trolling the coming annual meeting.
This fact has encouraged the supporters
of the road to tender financial aid , and
relieve the distress which has inter
fered with its operation for months
THE stale board ot equalization will
meet in Lincoln oh1 the 18th inst. , for
the purpose of assessing-'tlio property o !
the railways of this/state. / Stockholders
of these roads need Wot'bo , surprised at
the low estimates of mileage valuation
which local offlolalsjwiil present before
the board. TUB BKJC as'suros them that
on this account thoroiis ? no immediate
occasion for alarm oi'orf the decline of
THE Tennessee ' | jro-oatero who re
pudiate the tendora.of iuorthorn aid to
the confederate soldiers' homo are in
capable of appreciating a manly im
pulse. The Choathnm bivouac is evi
dently a remnant of the Fort Pillow
Moro Gallant Than JU8t.
It would eeem , in the face of the evidence
that the Jury had been more gallant than
] uit. Miss iilecnler is as much a murderer
as many a poor devil that lias atrotchod
hemp , and sympathy for her is almply sent !
mental nonscnae. At any rate , if she waa
Insane then , she is equally Insane now , am
should , ot least , bo kept in an asylum out o
the way of the world. Wo had on instance
in ibis itato , not long ilnce , whore a woman
toqvntted of murder on the grounds of emo
tional Inwnlty , afterwards killed her two
hildrcn , and then nadod jolt-slaughter to
icr pthor sins. The world needs protection
gainst daft murderers , 09 well as the ordl-
nry cold-blooded brutes , who do not allow
ontimcntallty to cut nny figure in tholr
Tough ou the
The Douglas county commissioners did n
borough Job nt whltotvaslitng tlio poor house
imnngement , Tnn Ufcn places it right in
aylng that Mahoney Is too useful to the dom-
icrntio bonrd to bo deposed. The members
iced him In tholr business. There \vai
noupli of disclosure to damn nny decent
man , but tlio commissioners find no cnuso for
complaints. The Mahonoys , the board of
commissioners and the public can probably
stand such result very wall , but it's pretty
ough on the pnupcrs.
Should Tnko Ono More Step.
Kaiitat CUu Joiininf.
With n considerate regard for the comfort
of citizens , tlio city council of Miullsonviltc ,
iCy. , has passed an ordinance forbidding
) rass bands to practice now pieces of musio
within 500 feet of a dwelling house. The
next stop should bo to nbute the nnlsunco ot
lie Individual cornet plnycr , who holds pri
vate muslcnles In his room.
Our Honril of Trnilo.
Kama * Cltu Jinininl.
Thcro seems to bo a great deal of dissat
isfaction in Onmlia with the board of trade.
Hut really Unit organization has done some
effective work. Omnlm Is now the metrop
olis of Nebraska , and Is becoming more so
every day. What greater achievement do
the people expect J
What Scnat.or I'nyno'H Klcctlou Cost.
Cincinnati Commercial Gntcite.
An Ohio phpor says Payne Is not a candi
date. for re-election to the United States
senate. The sumo thing was said several
years ago , but when n democratic legislature
was elected the sum of SWo.OOO was used to
elect the old gentleman over Mr. Pcndloton.
A J'ulntcr I ' "or llooillcrs.
A correspondent asks us If wo have any
extradition treaty with Urazll. No. There
is no such treaty between the United States
and IJnizil , and u fugitive from Justice from
the states Is entirely safe in thut country.
Nebraska Is now setting up a howl because
cause shu docs not got all the oQlccs she
wants. Nebraska ought to bo ashamed of
lierself. Let her wait till Now York has
.mu u cliauco to obtain recognition.
Nchr.tblcu Will Follow Suit.
Prohibition was defeated in Now Hamp
shire lust week by a two-thirds vote , and
may be called a dead Issue in that state ,
which is favored with a good local option
law. Nebraska votes next.
as a 1'oct.
Chlcauo A"CU' .
The Hon. Murat Hulstcad ts reported to
bo writing a horolu poem in which ho makes
Germany" rhyme with "harmony" and
"senate" with "win yet. " Murat might be
In better business.
You may bo invited to "ride to the polls in a
hack , but you can bet your life that you will
not bo invited to ride home.
- ' - SHUVi li Us.
Kcw YotU Graphic ,
The great distillery owuer of Cognac is
dead , but his spirit remains with us.
A TRIBUTE TO GENIUS.
1 Tribute tn Emma Unman Tliaycr After a Catc-
/ ! Sfwli/ / Her liool ! , "Colorado
Wild Flouttf , "
She loves the mountain and the valleys low ,
From sky to sparkling stream ,
She loves all things that poet natures love
Or artist natures dream.
She tiuds delight in nature's varied moods ,
She loves the sun and Mowers ,
Hut most of all I think her artist's soul
Finds Joy among the flowers.
She walked with nature and the flowers
To cheer her as she passed.
She saw their claries and with skillful hand
Sbo chained their beauties fast.
She could not hold their fragrance that was
Hut all the loving care
With which she wrought , has fragrance born
To make the world moro fair.
I know the skillful hand that paints so well
A wind-tossed , wildwood llow'r
Would bo a blessed hand to calm and soothe
A weary , pain fraught hour.
I know the heart that loveth nature so ,
Sometimes to silence awed.
Sometimes In strains of rapture breaking
Is near to Nature's God.
PUKULO , ColO.
AS OTHERS SEE US.
Will He Send Our Mall There ?
Glribc-Dc mocrat ,
Western congressmen arc passing around
a story to-dny nt the expense of Mr. J.
Lowrey Bell , the new superintendent of the
railway mail service. They refer to Mr.
Boll us 'a Philadelphia dudo. Ono of thorn
went into Mr. Deli's ofllco the other morning
to moke the now superintendent's acquaint
ance. Ho introduced himself In an ofMmnd ,
western way , without putting any title In
front of his name. Mr. licll , in a mild way ,
said ho was pleased to BOO him and asked :
"Whoro are you from , Mr. 1"
"Omnlm , " replied the statesman , who has
a national reputation.
"Oh , yes , " said Mr. Bell , "Omaha , Kan
sas ; I know where that is. "
Our Htilnvny System.
Denver A'ein ,
Omaha Is considering the adoption of the
Chicago subway system , to got the electric
wires under ground , where they belong
This should bo accomplished in Denver be
fore paving is touched ,
Miss Dleclilor's Acquittal.
Kania Cltu Journal.
The acquittal of Llublo Uleohlor , who was
charged with the murder of Henry King In
Omaha , surprised no ono. Of rourso Miss
Blechler killed him ; that was capable of
easy proof , and was freely admitted. The
strong points of the defense may bo
summed up thus : Pretty woman , ready
tears , susceptible Jury , temporary insanity
dodgo. _ _ _
A Capital 'Crime.
A. woman named Biochler , the mistress of
Henry King , the rich young Chicago profli
gate , who was a poor imitation of some of
the English nobility and Austrian royalty ,
killed him a few months ago for casting her
off and marrying omo ether woman. The
Jury acquitted her on the ground of Insanity.
Tills , however , was a more excuse for expressing -
pressing public sympathy with a woman who
indulges her revenge upon ono who in
formally sustains a husband's relations with
her , until for family or social or business
reasons ho contracts a Ioal alliance with
some other woman. Public opinion in this
country decrees capital punishment for that
crime , because the law take * little or no
cognizance of It. The man who commits It
run * the risk of forfeiting his llto ns the
penalty , which his victim has carte blanoho
to oxccuto upon him. _
3 > ! lss nicolilor's Morbid fllliul.
Sf. iMit * JffjniolJcn.il.
The nooulttal of Elizabeth Ulcchlor for tlio
murder of young King in Omnun was neces
sitated by the court's instructions that if in
"her morbid stnto of mlnrt" she really bo-
llovod King meant to kill her , she bad a right
to kill him. Under such law ns tbU a mur
derer needs only to be supplied with a pistol
nnd a morbid stuto of mind to bo sure of ac
quittal. As all murderers are supplied with
the morbid state of mind before using tlio
pistol , the knlfo , or the bludgeon , it seems
that this decision has reduced tlio science of
safety for murderers to its extreme of sim
In Omnlin. nnd Chicago.
jYcio I'oi fc Vofc/ ,
Hon. W. S. Andrew stated the movltsblo
effect ot high license very concisely when ho
said before the excise revision commission of
this state :
"An extreme high license would drlvo out
some of the best persons In the business ,
whllotho worst would cither pay or sell
without license. "
The "dives , " the saloons that nro tlio
headquarters of gamblers , blacklegs , thiovcs ,
nnd these who combine prostitution and
gambling with liquor-selling , as in Omaha
and Chicago , can pay almost nny prteo.
A Woman's llovotiRC.
Btechler Is as free to-day ns nny
woman In the land. She shot a fellow-mor
tal to death. Her victim was a libertine who
toyed and played with her for his pleasure as
long ns ho willed , and then cast her oft light
ly and laughed at her desolation. Public
sentiment said she had a right to revenge
herself oven to the last extremity. Lawyers
gava the Jury a peg to hang their verdict on ,
but the general facts cf the case gave the
grounds for the vonlict. Her revenge was
terrible nnd her remorse has boon great , yet
sympathy tor her has been so strong that the
people are not disposed to punish her , nnd
put her grievances against her crime.
Advice to Fast Youiif ; Men.
Miss Biochlor , who shot young King in
Omuha because lie married another woman ,
has boon declared not guilty a sympathetic
Jury llndlng her insane. The verdict is of
course a ridiculous ono , but as it will doubtless -
loss prove a warning to fast young men who
have extremely indefinite ideas as to their
duty to women it is perhaps ( ust ns well ,
Wanted Them Kor Kite Tnils.
A lady living on North Elchtcenth street
recently uiado herself a number of night
"Mama , " observed ono of her two little
boys the other morning , "if you should die
before you get your gowns all worn out ,
could me and Willie have 'em for kite "tails ? "
A Yuuiif ; Diplomatist.
A ten-year-old nt the Long school who has
recently been devoting considerable atten
tion to a pretty little schoolmate to the
neglcet of his studies , began to feel very un
easy as examination day apuroachcd. Ho
accordingly addressed the following nota to
his teacher :
1 try Awfull hard to be good but 1 can't
'keep ' frum whispering to Jessie B . cause I
like her so. i ain a goiug to do bettor tho. 1
want to meat you In Hovon where evil
cometh not. do you think i will Pass to the
next grade ? Your loving pupil ,
WII.LIP. D .
He Wasn't Specific.
A little miss who is sometimes inclined to
bo a quite boisterous in her sport threw ono
of ho"- toy dinner plates across the floor with
considerable force the other day.
1 "You'll break If '
your crockery you're not
careful , " observed a gentleman visitor at the
"Q , mntnal" shouted the little maiden
gleefully , "ho tant say dish. "
CHOICE FREE WANTS.
There Is great rivalry between two Omaha
dailies as to which can do the most free
advertising. Ono of them carries u whole
nago of free gift wants which the ether un
loaded recently in order to induce chumps
( who drop live nickels into its wont slot dur
ing the next month ) to take ttioir chances
upon getting a prize puzzle premium of $25.
This presupposes a want of brains in Omaha
which nobody hereabouts has suspected.
Tim BBC has never given away any of its
advertising in the wants column because it
does not believe people place nny value on
thwgs that are given away , but mainly be
cause its columns are always patronised by
people who want to reach everybody in
Omaha , Council Bluffs and all other towns
within a radius of 300 to 500 miles. Hut in
order not to bo behind nny Omaha daily in
the matter of enterprise and public spirit , wo
maico an exception to our rule and dcvoto a
limited space to a few choice want ads that
wo deem deserving of benevolent treatment ,
and for which no charge has been made :
WANTKD A few moro able-bodied lung
testers , nho cnn dispose of n few copies of
a Kroat 2-cent dally on the street corners ot
Council IHulTs without bolng taken to jail by
the city mnrennl. Aiipbeants will report to the
InllftUon circulator. Tuiitli nnd Douglas , with
proper references for voracity ,
WANTKD A few cowDoya , actors nnd poets
to sell our jmiu'to luilr leatorer. llald-
headed men , unless they ear wigs , ueod not
apply. Address O. K. K. , Omaha.
TX7ANTHII To hlro for about 0 months a
Tf good , bound rhinoceros hide of not moro
than two Indies In thlcknoaa , Address base
WANTKI ) Situation A chap nholiaa Just
completed n lerni In Nobesvllle roruttack-
ing a defenseless woman , would like to not a
Jou as dramatic critic on a Chicago paper.
WANTI5T ) Situation A poor widow woumn
Is deslroin or apprenticing her only Bon to
Rome bloutod capitalist or monopolist. Would
pay 11 Hinall premium If lit ) could bo tafught tlio
buxluoss wltlilu two ycnis.
WANTKD-Koradoption , 2 oiphan children
whoso parents , for n consideration , will ro
lliuiulsh all cliilm over them ,
FKHSONAfj AH a member of the board of
trade I recorded my vote for Twentieth and
Farnum , with Sixteenth and ItodKo as a xerond
choice. Way down deep I am In nopg that
r.lghtconth and I'arnam will win , but 1 luivo to
keep up the racket for apponranco sake to
Hatisfy my fntlier-lu-law , nnd 1 alsooxpectto
make Home ( upltal ncnlnst Hosowuter nnd for
my puper. This Is strictly conlldontlnl.
O. .M. II ,
pKHSONAk-lf Mrs. Hrown. who left her
-L poor , sorrowing husband n tuw days slnco ,
don't soon ret urn , there will bo another Mrs.
PiltSONAJ/-U ; John Jones , who twenty
years ago deserted Ills poor wlro and Inno
cent bubo , will return , said babe will HCK tlio
Bttiilln1 out of him ,
T > EHMNAlj Walter , have clvon Tiger Btuff
X you Bent. I'oor , dsar papa has gout In too.
tihall be nt homo this evening , Chtra.
75BHSONAL-WII1 the elegantly attired con-
X tleman who mot the two yoimif Indies In tlio
dime museum Saturday ovonliiK pleaxo rtaurn
thorlnirha absent-mindedly put In hu pocuet
T Offr Twelve hundred dollars per month In
-LJ trying to buildup the Omaha Atlau.
I JltOI'OSAI.S for a new prlzu piuzle that will
X draw ami help to keep up the urtlllctal boom
will be received up to tlio 1st of May. Kor
further particulars apply to O , M , Hitchcock.
L03T-lf the illiduHful wife , who. after
Bwcurlnir to love , honor and obey her but-
bund , left lilt ! bed and board n week auo , will
return at once she will b allowed In future to
retain for use of h r elf und children one-
fourth ot all money sue earns by wanning ami
LOST A pocket-book containing 10. < XX > In
cold ana greenbacks , tthould tlio person
fortunate enough to IIml it ifltiirn It to the
owner , who U a poor man , h will bo owed a
very heavy debtor gmtltuda the rent o ? Ills Dfu ,
FOR MEN WHO THINK.
In Europe cnch nation Justifies tlio mftlnto
nance ot n largo standing army by the bclmv-
ior of Its neighbors , nnd now the United
States nnd Germany nro excusing themselves
In similar fashion for maintaining war ships
In Samonn waters , says the Philadelphia
Ledger. The United States is to send three
vessels there in place ot tboso lost , for fear
Germany may got the upper hand , nntl the
German naval necrotnry explains to the
llolehstog that Germany must rcplaco the
wrecked German cruisers because the United
States is about to send out uow cruisers to
the same station. If each nation is to do
what the ether dee , why not como to nn
agreement to do nothing , or to send only ono
vessel each instead of three to look attcr na
tional Interests !
It may bo that the best nnd quickest way
to get rid of immoral fiction is to stand astdo
nnd lot it run its course , says the Atlanta
Constitution. The men engaged In writing
this objectlonnblo stuff will grow bolder It
loft alone , nnd n disgusted public will revolt
nnd demand something bettor. In the nb-
soncoof any other remedy His to bo hoped
that the flood of trashy novels now rolling
ever the land will shook mid sicken readers
everywhere and cause n reaction in public
tasto. The sooner wo got to the end ot this
orotlo craze the hotter.
Perhaps the president will soon BOO that
Wlutoluw Hold was right twelve years ngo
When ho told Hayes ho could servo the party
nnd the administration better as nn Inde
pendent editor than ns n federal onieoholdor ,
says the Chicago Tribune. Doubtless the
spellbound newspapers have the heart to
serve the president , but they nro faint oven
in praise. Gratitude for reward forbids thoni
to criticise , while the consciousness that the
people regard tholr motives with
mistrust makes It Impossible for
the spellbound press to defend or
praise the administration heartily. An
editor with an oillcc can hardly dare glvo
the administration hearty commendation.
Ho might face democrat lo Jeers , but it Is
hard to hnvo his own readers question his
motives and view his encomiums na subsi
dized utterances. Only the country editors ,
who never pretend to make their papers any
thing but party organs , can moot the de
mands of such a situation. Hut the metro
politan. editors , to whom the people look for
fearless and independent expressions of
opinion , nro getting into a pitiful plight by
surrendering1 to the allurements of ofllco.
The president , by his kindness , has really
deprived them of the capacity to render him
or the party vigorous and effective service.
They are paralyzed choked on gingerbread.
The story of Stanley's march of nlmost n
thousand miles across the heart of Africa
after leaving headwater on the Aruwimi is
ono of incredible hardship nnd dlflloulty ,
says the Brooklyn Times. Hostile natives
opposed the force through a good part of the
way , men fell by poisoned arrows ana by
swamp fever , or deserted by the dozen. Of
tho.forco that made the march CO per cent.
were In ono way or another lost ; of these
loft behind at Uunalya under poor Major
Barttolot about three-quarters wore lost.
Stanley himself was 111 for a month with
fever , an illness which occupies hut a sen
tence in his letter , but which is eloquent ot
the hardships inseparably connected witU
Ono might bo tempted to Inquire what end
is served by all this suffering ana hardship ,
this slaughter of the natives , this ranging
back and forth through the pestilential
swamps and forests. Yet if somewhat simi
lar hardships nnd experiences had not been
undergone on. our own continent there would
bo no United States to-day. Perhaps there
is room on the Congo and the Upper Nile foe
another nation as vast , prosperous and enlightened -
lightened some day.
General Boulnnger made ono of the great
est mistakes of his lifo when ho fled from
Franco to cscapo prosecution by the govern
ment , according to the Philadelphia North
American. The French admire daring , and
especially foolhardy daring , and had ho stood
his ground and allowed himself to bo ar
rested ho would have boon the most populai
man in Franco. His running nway , how
ever , will bo regarded by many as cowardice ,
and If-his good fortune does not como to his
rescue ho will flnd himself no longer an idol ,
but an object of ridicule. Ho has foolishly
played Into the hands of his enemies , and to
pose as a martyr under the present clrcu m <
stances will bo an Impossibility. The gov
ernment could have wished for nothing bet
ter than las absence from Franco , and will
no doubt bo glad to have him romaln Just
whore ho is. If Boulangor is not careful ha
will have all Franco laughing at him , nnd
when Franco laughs nt a man his star has
The recent report of the Castle Garden
authorities that there had been a falling off
in immigration to this country from Italy
docs not necessarily moan that emigration
from that country to the now world is decreasing -
creasing , says the Boston Advertiser. It is
n fact tliat Italian emigration is greater than
over before , and it seems to bo constantly in
creasing. The cause of this Is attributed tea
a great extent to the excessive taxes that ara
required from the Italian peasantry for tha
support of tha standing army and navy. The
exodus is so great that the Italian govern
ment is becoming alarmed. Tbo Argentine
Republic , with bonus offers to Immigrants ,
and a climate similar to thut of Italy , is to all
appearances gaining largely at the oxpeaso
of the latter country.
Commercial organizations and Journals ol
Canada have revived the movement for a
bnuuruptcy law applicable to nil parts of tha
dominion , says the Now York Commercial
Bulletin. Thcro , as hero , the general law
was defective and unsatisfactory , and was
finally repealed and the regulation of bank
ruptcies loft to the separate provinces ; but
now the laws adopted by Nova Scotia , Now
Brunswick and Manitoba are found to bo un
just and Inodlciont ; the efforts to sccuro hotter -
tor legislation In Quebec have been unsuc
cessful , nnd the lack of uniformity and the
complications arising under the inconsistnnt
lawn have caused a strong reaction of com *
n-.orclal sentiment in favor of simple and uni
form legislation for the entire country. This
sentiment Will necessarily strengthen with
nn increase of commerce between the pro
vinces. and the demand for uniform bank.
ruptcy legislation throughout the country la
ono which neither Canada nor the United
States can afford to Ignore.
Xb AND MIBBE8.
Medical men express astonishment at tha
persistent refusal of the Council Bluffs
woman to dlo according to tholr plans. Tha
bullet Intended for her brains simply found
a vacancy there and took possession ,
Thu lira department's new wire cutting
shears can only bo operated on Sunuuy with
any doprco of safety. The moisture of
ether days render * the operators llublo to a
Cook county paupers are stimulated with
n barrel of whisky eyory month. Douglas
county paupers subsist on hot tongue.
The Elkhorn Valley railroad clerk who
purloined a vacation and 13,000 ol the com-
p.iny'n funds U a II [ o site model of au Knos *
cent , kltl ,
The determination of Journeymen barbon
to avoid Suuday work is worthy of emula
tion. Thn barbarous master should not
abridge tholr right to llfo , liberty aud ono
day a week to ticrupo un acquaintance wltU
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