Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 21, 1889, Part I, Page 4, Image 4

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All coTnmtinlcntlnn § relating to n ws ana ral-
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All minlneis letters nnd remittance ! should b
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OMAHA. Jralti , checks and postolllco orders to
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curu , wo-can , with full lufotnmtlon , plnco the
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Sworn Statement ot'Cirouliulon.
State of Nebraska , lit. I
County of DouglM , f
George II. Tzsrhnck , secretary of the neo Pub-
llsblng comnauy , does solemnly swear that the
BCtufttclrrnlntlon of TMB DAILY IIKK for the
week onillnii April 20. 1SS ! > , was as follows :
Fundar. April H . 1S.WX
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Tuesday. AnrlllO . lB. a
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State of Nebraska , I
County of Douglas.BS >
George 11. Tzacnuck. being duly sworn , Jo
poses and says ttiut hn Is secretary of the Ucc
I'libllshlng company , ttint the acUial average
dally clrculatlrm ot TIIK DAILY IIKK for the
inontli of April. 18tw , 18,741 copies : for May. 18SS ,
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July. IBiW. 18imceples ; for August , 1888 , 18.1SS
copies ! for September , 1K8 , 18.154 copies ; fet
October , 1888. 18.U3I copies ; for November. 1888 ,
18,080 copies ; for December , 1888. 18.23 ! copies ;
for January , 1889 , 18,07 * copies ; for February ,
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presence this lUth dav of April , A. I ) . . 1889.
N. r. FKIh , Notary Public.
AsiDK from what the almrpors win in
Okluhoma the biggest net incomes will
probably bo those of the soldiers , whu
earn $13 per month.
SOMK of the Koyn Palm vigilantes are
Under bonds charged with kidnaping.
They may thank their lucky stars that
they are not under ground charged with
Now that the Eleventh nnd Sixteenth
street viaducts have been absorbed by
the motor , a viaduct over Tenth street
becomes a necessity and can not bo much
.longer delayed.
has boon told to leave
SBolglum. Oklahoma scorns to bo about
ftho only refuge available for the ad-
venturer. Ho would bo tolerated there ,
"General Weaver , of Iowa , has gone tc
( Oklahoma.
San Francisco is looking forward witl :
.Intense interest to the approaching
( trial trip of the cruiser Charleston now
irocolving its finishing touches at Marc
Island. If the now war vessel is bull1
io the satisfaction of the naval bureai
Ban Francisco is destined , lu the neai
future , to become a great ship building
point. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
ONE of the most encouraging signs of
jtho building season in Omaha Is the
fact that bids for erection of costly
Buildings are in many instances much
Josa than the estimates. It indicates ti
ijreasonablo reduction of building ma
terials nnd the total disappearance ol
jtho strike favor which paralyzed build'
ing operations this time last year.
Till ! street car company of Minnoapo
) is , In its struggle to reduce skilled
labor to starvation wages can hardly ex-
poet any public sympathy. A man whc
posBoasess Bunicient oxporlonco and in
tolllgonco to run a grip car should have
decent pay. If a company can not op-
s rate profitably without grinding its
employes , it has made a mistake- ant
vgot into the wrong field.
NOT Now York city atone , but Chi-
< pu 0 , Minneapolis , Boston and man }
other cities will celebrate the conton-
lal anniversary of the inauguration ol
'Ooorgo Washington in n manner befit
ting the occasion. But Omaha will sit
.OH her seven hills on April 110 , and give
f O more than a passing thought to the
most illustrious American , who was first
in peace , first in war and first in the
hearts of his countrymen.
Tim city council of South Omaha dls
played commendable foresight in grant
ing a franchise to the Cable Tramwaj
company. Whllo the torras of the
franchise are rather swooping , the citj
will clorlvo permanent benefits from the
building and operation of cable strool
railways. The grades of the streets arc
such that horse cars nnd olcotrio motor :
could not bo successfully operated in all
seasons and insure rapid
AND novy it transpires that Nov
York's aristocracy Is not entirely in
eluded in Ward McAllister's exclusive
eot of four hundred , The row over the
inauguration centennial ball 1m :
brought to light that there are two uni
possibly throe solcut Four Hundreds ii
the Metropolis. The question is one ol
almost national Importance. It wouli
never -lo to have these Four Hundreds
so badly mixed up as to confuse thoni
with sober , rospoctublo people of tin
country. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IT is proposed by the German govern
establish "sea " fo
Onont to ptutofflcos" ;
the tinndling ot Gorman and Amorlcai
inrvll In transit across the Atlantic. I
-'thls project IH carried out postal agent
: \vlll bo placed on mall steamers to assor
emails and forward tKom Immediately 01
reaching terminal points. This obvl
ously would expedite the mail eorvlci
( .with but little extra co.U. There vroult
bo H aaylng ot from twelve to twent ;
jlioura in sending loiters from ono couu
to the interior points of the other.
The festival which Is observed lo-iln
throughout most ot Christendom , it
commemoration of the resurrection o
Christ , IB of somowhnt uncertain origin
There Is no trace ol the celebration o
Enslor as a Christian festival in the nov
testament or In the writings of UK
apostolic fathers. At a very early per
led it became the tulo in the chrlstmi
church to celebrate the Paschal festival
but n difference sprang up betwoci
Christians of Jewish nnd Gentile deacon
as to the time of its observance , whlel
led to n long-continued nnd blttor con
trovorsy. The diversity of usage wa
gradually brought to nu end by the vor
diet of the church ot Homo , whicl
within certain limits placed the obsorv
nnco ot the crucifixion on a Friday nm
that of the resurrection on the followln ]
Sunday. The council of Nice , early ii
the fourth century , decreed that Eastoi
should bo kept on ono and the same da ;
throughout the world , but Bald nothing
as to tlio determination of the day. Tin
diversity of usage in the observance o
this festival and the contention
and controversies regarding It
constitute ono of the most intoresttni
chapters in' " the history of tin
Christian church , and even now th <
churches of Rusdln and Greece , and tin
Oriental churches generally , havln (
declined to accept the reformed calcii
dar , have their observance of Enstot
nearly a fortnight later than that of the
rest of the Christian world.
This chief festival of the christini
church is in its character and spirit tin
most beautiful and inspiring. The cor
omoninsand exercises connected witl
its celebration nro such as to elevate th
thought and feeling of the sincere believer
liovor , strengthening his faith , afresh
ing his hope and filling him with :
son so of gladness and poaco. In tin
event commemorated ho finds that com
fortlng assurance which is the desire o
nil humanity , nnd which is so potent ii
sustaining millions who without i
would ' 'take arms against a sea o
troubles , ana by opposing end them. '
All that will bo uttered to-day from th
tons of thousands of pulpits of the
Christian world will bo words of ohooi
to these firm in the faith , while th <
music of anthem and mass and hymi
will bo an invitation to rejoice and b (
glad , The sentiment and spirit tha
will to-day prevail among nearly tw <
hundred millions of people can not bul
be fruitful 01 good , and in a distinctly
nnd purely religious way , it its Invigor
ating inlluonco upon the faith and hopi
of Christians , doubtless this E istor fes
tival has accomplished more than an ;
or all others for the cause of Christian
ity. In the churches of Omaha its ob
sorvnnce will bo marked by moro thai
the usual interesting and appropriate
The charge that the American peopl
are peculiarly given to materialisir
that monoy-gotting is their chief aiir
and that society is organised largely 01
that basis , is not wholly unwarranted
It would bo easier to give proofs in dc
fonso of this charge than in denial of ii
But there occasionally happens , ani
the occasions nro becoming raoro frequent
quont from year to year , instances o
generous pnilanthrophy on the part c
wealthy men which show that npt al
of these who have abundant means an
thinking of nothing else than swelling
their accumulations. The examples c
munificent public benefactions that an
of comparatively rceont occurrence an
evidence that men of wealth do foe
concern for the intellectual and mor.i
welfare of society , nnd for the olovutio
and improvement of the masses of th
people. *
The man who makes generous bequests
quests in the interest of society to b
used after his death has a claim to b
honorably remembered. But ho i
wiser who gives whUo ho is living , fo
ho may learn with what gratitude hi
good deed is received , and witness th
benefit it accomplishes. Lick , wh
endowed the observatory which beat
his name , had the privilege e
seeing the fruits of his gonorositj
Springer , who gave Cincinnati it
grand music hall , was permitted to or
joy its benefits. Leland Stanford , whoa
magnificent endowment of a univorsit
surpasses any other gift made by ai
American , will perhaps live to see hi
great work fully accomplished. Amns
Slono , who gave nearly a million do !
lars to found Adolbort college at Cleveland
land , O. , lived to see that institution i
full operation. Loonaru Case , anotho
wealthy man of that city , made nrc
vision during his life for a school c
applied sciences which has take n hlg
rank among such institutions. WIthi
a few weeks another wealthy rosidon
of that city has glvon two hundro
thousand dollars to various clmritabl
institutions. The munificent gift c
several million dollars by the late Mi
Williamson , of Philadelphia , to ostal
lish an industrial or trudo school , is
recent example that all wealthy mo
are not unconcerned for the welfare e
society. The latest instance is the gll
of ono hundred and fifty thousand dollars
lars to the university of Minnesota I
ox-Governor Pillsbury.
Omaha millionaires , It is to bo sal
regretfully , do not appear to have yc
boon touched by this spirit of generosity
With the exception ot the late Edwar
Crolghton this city can contribute n
name to the list of great public bonofae
tors. Omaha ought not to much longc
continue in this condition of unonviabl
isolation. Thora are men hero wh
can spare u tmaro ot their millions fa
the public benefit , and they ought to el
so. Perhaps some ot thorn huvo plan note
to leave something after thorn , but wh
not ao something while living and 01
Joy witnessing the good thnt comes <
It. There are ways In which some (
our wealthy men could employ a part e
the'lr means that would give them
lasting monument and bo of immoasm
able value to tha community. Wl
they rollcet upon the examples wo ha\
uoted and emulate them ?
To-morrow will bo observed lu Ni
braalia an Arbor day , and It la to I
hoped that It will receive such gcnon
attention tluvt the amount of tree plan
ing- will exceed that of any pruvloi
year. It should bo entirely unuocc
sary to urge upon the people of this
state the Importance ot n zealous ob
servance of this holiday. What ha !
bcou accomplished through it for Ne
braska is n matter fnmilitxr to nil , and
there remains to bo done vastly more
than has boon accomplished , from whicl
still greater benefits nro certain to ( low.
From a practical standpoint there is nc
duty In which the whole pcowlo ot the
state could mil to on ono day of the ycni
that would result more largely to the
permanent welfare of the population
than that of tree planting. I1ho oxixm
plo sot by Nebraska hay been followed
in most of the states , whore Arbor dnj
has become , us hero , a recognized holi
Besides the practical value of thli
holiday , It nmkos an appeal also to the
finer sentiments. It has a dis
tinct and peculiar oharactor.-'tho ten
dency of which is elevating anel re
fining. It has boon well said that holi
days that tnko root in the family nut
npponl to the tondcrcst associations o
social fraternity promise the best fruits
Such holidays us Decoration day am1
Arbor day mark the growth of genera
refinement union ? the masses , and the
sentiment and fraternal associations
which such days Inspire should bo cul
tivated. Every tree planted to-morrow
in this spirit will not only bring prac
tical good with its growth , but may
have a refining and ennobling influence
no less to bo prlxod.
Til 13 death of ox-Postmaster Pearson ,
of Now York , from homorrago causoel
by cancer in the stomach , while not
wholly unexpected , will cause surprise
nnd regret throughout the country. It
is but a few days ago that ho was suc
ceeded as postmaster of Now York Citj
by Mr. Van Cott. For a number ol
years Mr. Pearson was closely identi
fied with the Now York postolllco , nnd
when Mr. Thomas L. .Tamos entered
President Garficld's cabinet in 1881
Mr. Pearson , then his assistant , suc
ceeded him. When Mr. Cleveland became -
came president ho retained Mr. Pear
son at the head of the Now York post-
office at the earnest solicitation of the
business mon of that city. Mr. Pear
son , during his long service , maintained
that admirable system introduced ink
the Now York postolllco by Postmastoi
James , and retired from the arduous
position with the respect of the whole
community. Ono reason of his no
being reappointed to the office of post
master by President Harrison was un
doubtedly duo to his chronic illness
Mr. Pearson litcially wore himself oul
in harness. His malady was aggra
vated by overwork and over-anxiety ,
caused by the lack of attention paid bj
tno department at Washington to hii
frequent and urgent appeals for moro
clerks and carriers.
WH print elsewhere the letter ad
dressed by the Omaha packers' nssocia
tion to the trnlllc managers of the lows
roads made defendant in the complain
of the Chicago packers of di.scrimina
tion before the inter-state commerce
commission. The letter speaks foi
itself. It gives clearly and tersely thi
reasons why no change should bo mndi
in the existing tariff fur the .benefit o
Chicago alone. It is well pointed oul
that Chicago possesses advantages ovoi
Omaha and other Missouri river point ;
in paying loss for coal , salt and othei
commodities necessary for the packing
industry. Consequently whatever ad
vantages our industries may have ii
live hogs over Chicatro , there must bi
subtracted the disadvantages arising
from ether sources. It , therefore , be
hooves the railroads to make n stron {
defense in the interest of the Iowa , Ne
braska and Missouri packers. The rate :
that have boon adopted and maintained
have been to the mutual satisfaction o
the pork packers and railroads west ol
Chicago , and any change to discrimi
nate in favor of Chicago would us seriously -
ously affect the business of the railroad
as it would the packing industry fron
St. Louis to St. Paul.
THK question has boon asked wh ;
TIIK Bnu 1ms taken no part in the controversy
trovorsy that has boon provoked in tin
local press by Dean Gardner's criticisn
on the Sunday newspaper. TIIK Bui
declines to take part in this discussioi
because it is ill-timed , andhnsdogonor
atod from nn analysis of journalist
ethics connected with Sabbath observance
anco into coarse personalities. It ha
boon an established rule with this papoi
never to dibcuss religion and soctariat
dogmas. These subjects confessedly belong
long to the domain of the roligiou
press , and not of the daily press , which
being secular , must necessarily treat al
creeds and professors of creeds with i
broad-minded liberality. Individually
ministers of the gospel may bocomi
subjects of praise or censure in tin
daily press , when they invade thoaroni
of politics from the pulpit , or start i
crusade against some real or Imaginary
evil in worldly affairs. In such in
stances the press treats the minister n
being on the same piano with agitaton
who seek prominence or notoriety. Beyond
yond this it would manifestly bo out o
place for the secular press to , interfere
OMAHA does not stanel alonein its request
quest that the vacancy in the intor-stati
commerce commission bo filled -by tin
selection of u representative man wcs
of the Mississippi river. The Kansas
City board of trade has tnkou action In
recommending the appointment of sue !
a man , and St Louis , business moil
heartily indorse the resolution. There
can bo little question but that the selection
tion of Judge Grotl , of Omaha , to sue
coed ox-Commissioner Walker wouli
moot the approval of the commercial interests
torosts of the vast territory west ot th
Mississippi , and his name should b <
most favorably entertained by Presi
dent Harrison.
Tim declination of ox-Governor Rob
in son , of Massachusetts , to uorvo as oin
of the commissioners to treat with tin
Cherokee- Indians for the sale of thoi ;
lands In the Indian Territory Is to b
regretted. Tlio peculiar situation o
utTulra in the territory , due to the ODOU
ing of Oklahoma , demands immedlati
notion in Bottling the question of the
disposal of Cherokee Strip. Govorno
Robinson is eminently qualified ti
servo on the commission , and his To
fusal is likely ttnlcbiy proceedings on
the part ot the commission until Prosi-
elcnt Harrison selects a successor competent
potent lo fill the vacancy.
IT is reported on creditable nuthoritj
that the government will make many
needed Improvement this year in the
National YollowiMino park. New roads
are to bo built ami the convenience ol
the visitors to this wonderful region Ii
to bo consulted at every tuvii. The
ponulnrlty of Yellowstone park is bount
to increase evorjM-oar. It will ono dni
become America s grcat recreation and
pleasure grounds. With improved rail
road and hotel facilities , thousand !
who are now debarred from seeing na
turo's wonderland will spend , weeks
within its enchanted borders.
announcement is nmilo that Mr
Brink , n member of the present legislature
laturo from Boone county , is to bo ap
pointed ono of the bank oxamlnon
created under the now banking law
There is evidently some mistake abou
this.Under our constitution , article
III , section SO , no person elected to the
legislature is allowed to fill any clvl
appointment within this state from the
governor during the term for which he
has boon elected , and the constltutlor
further provides that if any such person
bo appointed his commission for an\ ,
civil olllco shall bo void.
WH do not like to bo prodded toe
much by our nmmblo amateur con
temporary , but it is going a little toe
far when it dares to print the names o
people who nro getting that sheet , nl
though they have never subscribed foi
that shoat , and do not want it as a gift.
The woods are full of them , nnd thoj
always have boon. Two-thirds of tha
marvelous shower of subscriptions arc
thrown by the boys into the back am
front yards of people who do not appreciate
prociato the long-felt want.
DOWN in St. Louis there is cortaii
real estate valued at seventeen milliot
dollars. A number of individuals thinl
they have discovered that it once belonged
longed to some great-groat uncle , am
they have formed a syndicate for tin
purpose of gobbling it. These oxhibi
tlons of nerve arc not uncommon , bu
hapnily they seldom amount to any
thing more than to give some lawyer !
wasted fco.
Nonh Webster Discounted.
Tluffalo KjcpH-st.
Prohibition is despotism tempered b ,
John Brin'fit'slOlilttiary.
JtDChu Mmiritafh JfeiaM.
John UriRUt , the inventor of liright's dis
case , died the ether day in London.
- i -
Another Hotile Power.
John Sherman is rcpoctjQd real mad. The
administration wlli-rhavo to negotiate
treaty with Shermnip1.
Intemperate Orators.
Trnu Times.
Paradoxical as itjlnny sound it is still :
fact that sober argument is not always ad
horcd to by temperance speakers.
Clarksoii Rltchcr.
Clitcaan Herald ,
Clarkson is udddubtc'dly the greates
pitcher In the country. Ho is pitching dome
cratlc postmastersout of olllco at the rate o
1,200 a week.
To Oklahoma Jonrnnllsta.
To nearly every able-bodied citizen In th
the west , and to many in the east : Wo nr
abundantly supplied with Okluhoma corrc
spomlcuts , and shall not need any moro unti
about 50 per cent of these alreaOy at th
front are killed oft.
A Maiden's LJOVO.
Boslnii Courier ,
Of the size of her hand you may Judge b ;
her glove ;
For that there is needed no art.
But you novcr can judge of tlio doptu of thi
Of a maid by the sighs of her heart.
So Hal Sorveil Poor FnlstafT.
I'Mladelphla 1'icn.
Crown Prince Franz of Austria is study
ing hard at the now duties which have nov
become his through thu doatli of Ills cousin
A rchduko Rudolph , His dcmennoj it ono o
courtesy nnd dignity and bo has dismissot
from his circle all the young mon of liglil
habits who wore formerly his associates.
ClurKson'H Grout Ilecord.
Chtcaon Jlerald.
Clarkson Is undoubtedly ono of the grcatcs1
assistant postmaster generals the countrj
has over scon. Ho makes from 107 to 200 removals
movals a day , and the task of turning ou
domocratlo postmasters could hardly havi
bceu'lntrustcd to a moro capable und mdus
trlous man.
Chloaco IB Envious.
Clttcayo TiwiM.
The Pennsylvania woman has taken .tin
premium cup from the grasp of her Cliicafn
sister. Heretofore the Chicago woman toyoi
with her plitol in a reckless way that wai
charming on account of the abandon of tin
handler. The Pennsylvania woman , how
ever , U micon. Mrs. Field , of Uutlor,8Pn.
is n wlfo nnd mother. Sim Is of literary ben
and when her husband crawls into bed sh (
sits up and reads novels. Night before las
she was enjoying hojj negliges and "The
Quick or the Ioatl , " uud chawing gum. Hoi
husband asked her to come to bed. Bh
wouldn't do It. Ho 'arose nnd slapped hoi
face. She told him if lie did that again she
would shoot him. Ho clld ] It again uud sh (
shot him. Then she turnofl to her child am
said : "I have shot yourifathor , ohall I kit
myself ! " The husband , "riot yet dead , said
"No , you served mo r'lght'j ' you fired lu noli
defense , " and died , /\V" / \ thcro over any
thing like that In Chicago I
The Motor company fnptiurod the viaducts
and Sherman avenue , on'd'c , the Cublo com
pany South Omaha. Ttifk ) places the Motoi
several laus uheaa in the raoo ,
The Methodist mmistbrfl are divided on
the question whether the Sunday or thi
Monday paper la the greater evil. Mean'
while the expounders of the goapol will con
tinue patronizing both editions , and enjoy
with the rest of humanity the garnered wis
dom , toleration and charity in the overflow
int ; columns.
A Boldior of twenty-two years' cxparlonci
writes to TIIK UBK to protest against the pro
motion of illltorato privates to non-commie
slonod oftleers in the army. Hu suggest !
; bat meu eligible for promotion be examined
us to tuolr general fitness , and that tenor
anca of tlio rules aud tuctlca should uotbi
made the stopping stone to advancement. II
tbo soldier will send hU grievances to head-
quart-era it IB qultu oortaln that ho will b <
promoted to the guard house. The point hi
mnkoi , however , is worthy ot ofllotal consid
Men nnd women ambitious for criminal
notoriety shouiil carefully weigh the elmncca
of securing an actnilttAl before beginning the
slaughter. If you can not work the hysteric
racket successfully , mi appeal to tlio supreme
court moans n now trial nnd freedom. Hod
hnndod crime nowadays Is npplnudcd ns heroic -
roic , while potty depredators are hustled to
the penitentiary nt railroad speed.
The announcement by the Oklahoma cor
respondent of nu evening paper that the Ho-
publican Is one of the parties to a foul con
spiracy to prevent ether papers from secur
ing news from that lively section by burden
ing the wirea with fnlso news , Is evidently a
bit ot sarcasm , The Republican hasn't had
n single special dispatch from Oklahoma
since the excitement commenced.
The I31uo laws of Connecticut ore being
rapidly transplanted Into Iowa. The soil Is
peculiarly rich for n flourishing growth ol
fanatic intolerance , and the "liollor-tlnuv
thou" regulators nro diligently cultivating
the grafts. In Crcston all business will bo
suspended on Sundays , the stores locked nnd
barred , und the sale of Sunday papers pro
hibited. A few moro turns of the screws
will mnko tlio town a painful example ol
suspended animation.
Out ot six murder trials In Nebraska re
cently , live of the alleged murderers have
been acquitted and ono convicted. The
chances nro that the latter may bo granted
a now trial , which is always in favor of the
prisoner. Tno tuna-worn idea that a manslayer -
slayer should bo punished seems to have lost
caste in this glorious state of ours.
Two market house ( schemes nro hatching ,
There Is money for the corjMjratlon first to
build a market house In Omaha.
A prominent citizen of Omaha recently ad
dressed n letter to United States Senator
William M. Stewart , on the subject of coin
as a clrculatlnc medium. The following re
ply , under date of April 15 , was received
and will prove of special interest to the
readers of Tun Bun :
The use of com as money involves many
ellfllculttcs , the great complaint against all
ver being the inconvenience of handling it.
A successful combination against the use ot
silver was formed until the passage of the
law allowing corttnc.itos , in small denomina
tions , tobo , used therefor , since which time
silver , or rertlflc.Uos representing silver ,
has gone Into circulation so that there are
only twelve or sixteen millions of silver dollars
lars in the treasury at n time. This 1m :
done much to popularize the use of silver.
The argument in favor of using paper is that
it is lighter and moro convenient , and , by ita
use , the wear and loss of motel is saved ,
which isu very Important consideration. Mj
main object h to secure a sufllclent supply ol
money to prevent contraction , which , you
itnow very well , ia so distressing to all the
people doing business or engaged In productive
ductivo pursuits of any kind. If wo could
secure the free use of silver so that the vol
ume of currency would not bo loss than the
aggregate amount of the two metals com
bined it would be a great stop in the right
direction. It is impossible to accomplish
everything wo wish and it seems to mo that
wo had bettor confine our efforts to what is
I agree with you that V > \ to 1 Isthepropet
ratio between the two metals nnd in my
opinion it Is the only ratio upon which there
Is any prospect of getting a universal con
currence. But then again wo have estab
lished the ratio of 10 to 1 and all the bonds
now outstanding are payable in gold or sil
ver dollars , the gold dollar containing : J5 S-1C
grains of standard gold and the silver dollars
lars 412) ) trains of standard silver , which is
the ratio of 10 to I. The dilliculty in attempt
ing the change is that our enemies will at
once say that wo are violating tno obligation
of contract , an obligation which they arc
willing to violate , but would object very
strenuously if the dcbton class were as im
moral and unjust as they are.
The rejection of silver as mon.oy after the
civilized world had contracted to pay a hun
dred thousand millions of Indebtedness In
either gold or silver was such a palpable
fraud as sbould bring a blush to the check
of a Shylock , but nothinir can make n money
grabber blush. His cheek is harder than
adamant and more brazen than brass. It ia
gratifying to know that so many people arc
beginning to discuss the question and under
stand something of the wrong that has boon
perpetrated by the manipulators of money.
The city treasurer has recently canceled
the old Union Pacific depot bonds for
$200,000 , which were ordered refunded in the
February city hall flection. Grave doubts
have existed as to the validity of these
bonds , n good many people of this city hold
ing thnt the Union Pacific procured them
under false pretenses. It was thought that
there was very little doubt that they could
be repudiated , but there has always been In
this city a feeling ugainst repudiation. Many
of the old citizens thought it would not
do to question the validity of these
bonds for fear of crippling Omaha's
credit abroad and placing her on n pur
with other cities that repudiated and scaled
their debts. The city has stood so high that
it was thought that wo would save { 300,000
by reason of our improved credit by the re
funding of these bonds , and that the city
would soon bo nblo to float its bonds at 4 per
cent without difficulty. The time Is not far
distant when the city will have to purchase
the gas and waterworks , and when that is
done the city will bo aulo to profit by its cre
dit. These bonds are signed by Mr. George
Roberts , ono of the earliest mayors of Omaha.
Ho was elected as n republican and was the
Ilrst of a number of republican mayora
elected In Omaha , Before that time the city
had been presided over bv democratic may
ors. Mr. Roberts Is now a successful law
yer of Lnwrenceburg , Ind. , having loft
Omaha some fifteen years ago. Three weeks
ago Mr. Uosowatcr , editor of Tun Br.n , met
him nt the Ebbitt house In Washington. Mr.
Roberts was anxious and highly pleased to
Inarn all that could bo learned of Omaha and
of the irhuit strides made by this city during
the years that have elapsed slnco ho wtis
mayor. Ho was moro than gratified to hear
of the present prosperity of this city ,
Jill Jcynlc Clrey ,
Walto , wako , yo happy bird I
Wakol From your tiny throat
Pour forth your sontr of pralso.
Love In each note ,
RUe , rise yo golden nun I
Lut not such loug dulay
Cloud us with sorrow's night.
Shorten our day ,
Flowers from your dewy hoods
Shako off the glistening bead.
Teach us that Kastor-tldei
Ia joy indeed.
Children your voices ralsol
Jesu , to hear your song
Bonds from his heavenly throne.
Loud your pralso prolong.
Glory to God we sing ,
Love to the blessed Sen.
Praise to the Holy Gtiovt ,
Blest three. In ono.
It would bo dlfllcult to surpass iu beauty
a diamond rose , in its center resting a ruby
of plgoon blood hue , and luaeuillccut fliu-
orald hanging pendant from U.
History , says the Now York World , records
cords that when the British man-of-wa
alorico was about to sink off the Cnpo o
Good llopo the ship's band stood on dec !
and played "God SaVe the King. " It mn :
bo that Admiral Klmborly remembered this
when ho ordered the band of the Trenton ti
play the "Star Spangled Banner" ns the gal
lant Hag ship wai fighting vainly ngaius
wind and waves In the harbor of Apia. Bu
whatever may have boon his Incentive Ad
inlrnl Kiiuborly showed himself n hero mid t
patriot by this romantic deed. So long ai
the glory of the flag Is intrusted to such met
as Klmborly nnd his sailors America nooe
not worry about her fame on the salt seas ,
Do not such mon deserve war ships wortly
of their manhood !
Henry Lnbouchoro asks somewhat oynl
cally what good purpose is served by Stan
ley's present expedition , nnd says ho woult
llko to hear from ono ot the victims r
slaughtered dwarf or a sick nnd abandoned
guide on the subject. It may be answered ,
says the San Francisco Examiner , that sac
rifices of Ufa nro , unhappily , utnong the cost !
of the progress of human knowledge , anil
that , leaving other considerations out of the
question , the explorations of Stanley have
contributed enormously to the sum of modern
geographical science.
In Mexico , at the recent opening of cotv
gross , President Diaz made a romarkabfj
good address , says the Boston Advertiser. .
After referring to the peaceful relations ol
Mexico with other nations nnd the many
commercial , diplomatic , postal and cxtradl
tion treaties made during the last year , he
refers to the Internal revenue advance in
matters of finance and education. Among
these nrc especially to bo noted the Increase
In fruit and vine culture ; the rapid strides
taken in mining development ; the inllux oi
German , English and American capital , nnO
the condition of educational facilities , which
have never before In the history of the Mex
ican republic been so complete. Thcro nrc
to-day In Mexico 0,000 miles of rallroud and
14,000 miles of telegraph lines. The standIng -
Ing army has been largely reduced ; the
credit and finances are iu a fairly good state ;
the laws are well enforced In a largo portion
of the country. Altogether President Diaz ,
to whom this state of affairs Is largely duo ,
has much reason to bo proud of the record ol
his admlstration.
The reason why so small n number of mo
nopolists have so loni ? succeeded iu prevent
ing tha masses from making any head against
their designs or accomplishing any great re
form Is that they work harmoniously , with a
fixed and dollulto design , nnd are persistent
nnd tenacious iu their undertakings , says the
National Economist. They understand defi
nitely and clearly Just what they want , and
have tholr plans for accomplishing their desires -
sires perfected and thoroughly understood
before beginning their undertakings. The
masses , whoso interests compel them to con
tend against this thoroughly understood
and systematized aggression , are unorgan
ized ; or , when organized , nro vague Iu tholt
understanding of what they ucsiro to accom
plish , spasmodic and uncertain in their ac
tion , and the force of their movomontls bro
ken by dissension among themselves. No
hope of great results can bo entertained un
til the objects to bo accomplished are thor
oughly and clearly understood , the manner
and plan of action thoroughly formed and
digested , and the masses determined and
persistent , acting in perfect harmony and
with clear understanding of what they do-
sire. Under such an attack monopoly must
fall , resistance will bo futile , the masses
must and will triumph.
Not long ago n gentleman , while making
an evening call , was asked point blank if he
proposed to vote for the prohibition amend
ment , says a Indy editorial writer in the
Boston Globo. On his quietly replying in
the negative , his hostess flashed out , "Then
I count you no butter than a rumsoilorl"
Surely the hostess who could in her own
house address such a remark to her guest is
obviously disqualified for membership In any
society calling itself a "temperance" organi
* Such speeches on the part of prohibi
tionists are very boomerangs. They make
the entire cause so objectionable as to dis
suade temperance minded folk from oven nn
investigation into thu merits of prohibitloa
as a temporary expedient for checking that
ataltv reckless abuse of liquor which all
tcmperanco-minded folk deplore. A clover
Boston physician lately remarked : "Most
of us take , In some form or other , our stim
ulation and oxcitcmant ; sonio of us physi
cally In the wine-shop , and some of ns
mentally in a prohibition rally I" Ho might
have added that tliera Is risk of intompcr-
anca in both places ; and those who indulge
In tha maddest intomperancu of speech while
condemning Inteaiporanco In drink , fulrly
lay themselves open to the old satirist's
charge of"
Compounding for sins they nro inclined to ,
By damning these they have no mind to.
Tlio work of the church is daily and hourly
growing moro practical , says the Philadel
phia Public Ledger. It is contending against
ignorance , vice , sloth nnd drunkenness by
such wise , shrewd means as It once wholly
neglected. Generally , to mnko men wiser Is
to make them bettor ; but the ohurch Is doing
moro than this , ft Is providing them with
pleasant , attractive ' resorts ; with wholesome -
some , entertaining amusements or recroa-
tlons. It is placing Itself in closer sympathy ,
In warmer fellowship with them , and the
church edifice has bccomo but a part of the
churcu , In which but a part of Its work Is
done. It was not so long ago that the whole
duty of the church's ' representative was dis
charged by the periodical declarations of
creeds and beliefs ; then they stood npnit
from each other , separated broadly by tluilr
different articles of faith , but such is not the
case now to anything like the dcgrco It was.
They are coming together upon the common
ground of faith In God and the work tbcro is
to bo done for mankind. They nro going out
into the highways and by-ways , anil gather
ing Into tlio sanctuaries and working rooms ,
libraries and schools cnuncctoil with them
great hosts of people , who In earlier times
wore passed by upon the otlior side as hopa-
lossly irreclaimable. Tlie helping hand of
the more vigorous church , of the moro potent
religion , is seen In every now church organ-
Izalion , In ohurch homes , hospitals , asylumfe
nnd schools. The church IH not growing
colder , but warmer , nnd it pravot that It 1 *
doing so not so much by what It s ys In the
imlpltas by what It docs outside the pulpit.
Thu Gotlimnitoi nro still quarreling over
the coming centennial colubratlun , nmiarkt
Hie St. Paul Globo. The New York legisla
ture has had Its way , anil thu route of march
lias boon changed so as to circumvent the
Washington monument In Union squurn.
Ward McAllUtur hus boon fired out of the
management of the coatcimlal ball. And
yd the Gothamltcs are not happy , The
Pishes and the Gorrys are still In the grunt *
because Ward McAllister left thorn out of
Ihoquadrllo d'honnemr ' The Four Humlrcil
ara kicking bccauso a plain man like Mayor
Urant , unknown lo society fame , has been
selected to preside at tha banquet A big
part of the celebration fund wan used up b.y
Ward McAllister In buying a certain choice
vintage and a peculiar brand of cigars that
had originally been put up by a Cubun man
ufacturer for Mr. Vundorlillt's use. Others
are disgruntled booauso thu niuuu Is printed
In French Instead of plain United iititei
language , and everybody Is mad bccausn
wiv § no < born In Nov York. If
there was over n fuss and feathers towo (
Gotham Is the place.
"What Cato did and Adaldon approved"- "
ni ono of the poets salt ! of sulcldo seems to
bo stoadlly on the Increase In this country ,
observes the St. Louis Globo-Democrnt.
There were four cases In Chicago and nn
equal number In Now York on Tuesday , lu
_ Franco anil Germany , too , there seems to bo
n growlnp tendency to solf-dostruotion. The
incroaTO of the speculative habit has much to
answer for In the matter , but , after duo
allowance for this , tlrcro Is still enough loft
to show thnt , Independent ot special causes ,
the "baro bodkin" has less terror for peioplu
than it formerly had.
For the Ilonoli.
An Honor to the Uonril.
tVenwnt Herald.
Judge Groff has boon indorsed by tha
Omaha board of trade to fill the vacancy on
the intor-stato commerce commission , Tha
suggestion Is an honor to the board. Lewi *
A Groff would honor any position , nnd for
the ono named ho would bo peculiarly quali
fied. Ho Is ono of the llttost nioa who over
occupied the judicial bench In the stato.
Cicte Ulobf.
Nebraska has quietly stood bnclc. for lo ,
these many years , when positions of honor
nnd trust wdVo to bo filled. Has she not
shown sufficient modesty ! There is nt pros-
cut a vacancy upon the bench of the supreme
court of the United States. The great west ,
with its vast Interests , so different from
those of the cast , needs representation thoro.
To n foreigner unacquainted with the - traditions
tions of our country , nothing seems so Inex
plicable as the practically universal manner
in which all positions ot responsi
bility are filled with eastern men ,
There Is absolutely no reason why this
should bo so. Western men are fully as
able as any to bo found within the states.
In nil reforms they are Invariably in ad
vance of tholr eastern brethren , less con
servative , loss glvon to following precedent
simply for the sake of following something.
Of nil the distinctively western states nona
Is moro dosorvlmj of recognition from th
present administration than is Nebraska.
But have wo a man capable of filling tha
position of the lata Mr. Matthews with
honor to himself and his state Wo cor-
talnly have such n ono in tha parson of John
L. Webster , of Omnuu. Mr. Webster has
long boon recognized ns the leading lawyer
of the state , a man who Is in every sense of
the word a Jurist nnd not a politician. Ha
was a member of the legislature from ' 73 to
' 75 , and was president of the constitutional
committee which framed our present consti
tution. Since then ho has devoted his tltuo
entirely to his law practice. The bar of
Ouiuha is unanimous for his appointment
and a man who can command the unqualified
endorsement of his own community Is in *
dcod a strong man.
lion. J. LJ. Wobstcr ,
Crete VMette.
There Is qulto a strong probability that
Hon. J. L. Webster , of Omaha , will bo ap
pointed by President Harrison to tha plaos
on the supreme bench , inndo vacant by tha
death of Judge Stanley Matthews. No up-
pointmont would bo hailed with greater re
joicing by the people of Nebraska than thai
of Mr. Webster. Ho is a man forty-two
years of ago , possessed of a thoroughly cul
tivated mind and a legal knowledge second
to none In the northwest. Mr. Webster
located In Omaha In 1809 , and at once stop.
ped into the foremost rank of the legal pro
fession. In 1873 ho was a member of thu
legislature , and In 1875 was unanimously
elected president of the constitutional con
vention. Ho was register under the banklmj
law , and In every position which ho has boon
called upon to fill , ho has more than met the
expectancy of nis most oangutno friends. It
would give the Videtto great pleasure to an.
nounco that Nebraska had boon honored b ]
the selection of ono of its most prominent
citizens to a place on the supreme bench.
The Kicker Una a Illval.
, Chicago Keta .
Extracts from the first number of th (
Kingfisher ( Oklahoma ) Boomer of April 27 ,
ISSi ) :
"Hafo Thlinblorlggor paid us a pleasant
visit yesterday and told us that ho had Just
won a fine qurter-soction at a shooting match
with a tenderfoot. Ho paid the funeral ox <
penscs himself. Uafo Is a gentleman. "
"Wo learn that tha seven now towns
started west of this place overlap each ether
very seriously. Ono man from Illinois lives
in thrco of the towns at once and is running
for mayor of all of them , . "
"Coroner Goosofoltor Is so far behind In
his work that ho requests us to Inform hia
patrons that ho Is doing the best ho can ,
His friends will obllgo him by not making
efforts to Increase his business at this time.1' '
"Jim Triggers called on us yesterday anc
irndeti us a nickel-plated derrlngor for a
year's subscription to the Boomer. Ho go !
the derringer from a man who died suddenly
after calling Jlin a horbcthlof. Como again ,
Jim. "
"There will bo a faro game and a Sunday
school running In this town to-morrow. All
are invited. "
"The now cnmotery south ot town Is meet
ing with general favor. "
"If any reader of the Boomer sees any
thing that ho dooson't like In this paper wa
will gladly take It back In our next Issue , "
Literary Itoiiiuneratlon.
Washtnuton Pott ,
Wo see a great deal In the papers them
da.vs about the poverty of literary men In this
ago. Nonscnsol There never was anothoi
ago that offered to the literary mail so many
opportunities to acquire wealth as this onu
ilons. Where else , for Instance , Is the age
In which a literary man could mauo f 10,000 a
year writing poems to advertise soap orbak-
Inupowdorl _
ll'Mfdm in TiiM * Tal/f / ,
The day was worn. The Sabbath vi
crept on
i\nd vanished in tlio night the second alnco
That deed on Calvary , Oh , dire the dootl
That made the earth to tremble and the aim
jrow black , whllo nature turned and hid her
In agony and shamol * *
And now the morrow's dawn stretched up
t\nd hung Hi timid light above the hills ,
Through the gray shadows , silently , two
forms ,
The tearful Marys , bent tholr stops toward
I'ho place , the hollowed rock wherein tholr
Master lay.
! > no look they craved on that pale , thorn-
pierced brow
A last fond look on Him they loved on Him
Wjiuso love for thorn , yea moro , for all tha
world ,
Dutwclghud His life on Calvary's top.
Thny reached the spot. No hindering stone
found they
IV ) bloox the tomb ; but near It , lo , they saw
\ sight that shook their Hearts with fear and
Joy ,
Jlan lu the white of Hoavou sat Its men-
sanger ,
Whoso face wai llko the lightning's ( lath ,
and yet
Wlioda words did drop like balin upon their
wounded souls.
"Uo not afraid. Why como yo heroi Why
look yo
For the living 'icons the dead I Go , corn *
fort ye.
[ 'or Christ , thu crucified , wlujrn yo do JOV ;
I * rlxtm with the morn ! "