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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SIHSTJTAY APRIL 28. 18S9. SIXTEEN PAGE&
THE DAILY BEE.
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N. P. FRlu Notary Public.
TIIK prospects for considerable rail
road builalnp in Nebraska this season
nro brightening *
NKW Yoitic will spend the half of the
present week celebrating and the other
half in sobering up again.
WHAT a rioh , promising sound thcro
IB about the niuno of the Omaha &
Yankton. The trouble is , however , it
is nothing but a name as yot.
IF the board of education is desirous
of having its bonds carry , it should re
spect public sontirnont , trim its sched
ule of now buildings nnd cut its cloth
according to the means. '
, TiiE street sweeping firm has evi
dently become blinded'by ' its own dust ,
if it intends to "got oven" with the
city by instigating suits because it has
boon held down to the letter of its con
Both the military and naval demon
stration in Now York on the 30th will
T > o the most impressive that the country
has seen for many a day. At the small
est calculation thcro will bo fifty thou
sand troops in the parade , and n naval
display thirteen miles in length.
NEBHASKA adds ono.of her sons to the
roll of the heroes at Samoa. Oscar
Brinkman , seaman on board the Van-
dtvlla , deserves recognition and promo
tion at the hands of the navy depart
ment for his fearlessness in aiding the
rescue of these imprisoned on the
Mit. ROKEHT P. POUTKK , the newly
Appointed superintendent of the census ,
'is already making extensive propara-
Jtlons for taking the eleventh census.
It will bo a big feather in his cap if ho
can rush his work forward before the
Jast volumes of the tenth census make
A uiiKWisiiY trust Is one of the possi
bilities of the near future. The pur
chase of u number of breweries , In the
loading brewing centers , by an English
syndicate , and the consolidation of
eighteen out of twenty breweries at St.
'JLouls , would indicate a general move
ment of such a nature.
THE Union Pacific directors have
evidently reconsidered their intention
'of abandoning now construction by giv
ing orders to resume work on the Choy-
* jnno and Northern. The proposed line
will tap the heart of the oil regions of
"Wyoming and is destined to become an
important feeder to the Union Pacific
Bystora. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
STIIANOK as it may seem Now Hamp
shire is credited with having the largest
divorce rate of any state , not excepting
Illinois. During the year 1887 there
was one divorce to every ton marriages.
The number of marriages for that per
iod was thrco thousand four hundred
end ninety. With such u record the
Granite State occupies a position in the
country unique as it is undesirable.
PiiinADicra-aiA haa adopted manual
training not alone in the grammar , but
in the primary departments of the pub
lic schools. Clay modeling and the study
of forms have been made u prominent
feature of Instruction , and ttio results
uro most promising. Other cities are
euro to profit through the example sot
by accepting the best features of this
advanced method of education.
TUK peculiar phenomenon of the
Washington celebration is the number
-of descendants who clulm to bo able to
iraco their family tree back to the father
of his country. Their names uro legion
tuid their demands for special favors
from the committees in charge of the
Now York celebration are most impu
dent. It the teat of a true Washington
could bo applied by the simple rule that
Bo Washington can bo a subjeo for par
ticular privileges who over told a lie ,
it the committees would bo troubled by
very few applicants.
A. WORD OF CAUTION.
Before the board ot education takes
final action on the submission to the
electors of a proposition to vote the
bonds deemed necessary for the erec
tion of school buildings , it should revise
its schedule of now school houses and
estimate for proposed sites and improve-
in on ts.
The citizens of Omaha will not sanc
tion the present enlargement of the
high school building under any pre
tense. That structure is nnd will bo
ample for high school purposes for the
next ton years. Any change in its in
terior construction should bo in ado -with
a. view to its being solely adapted
for high school and normal
classes. Instead of expanding seventy-
five thousand dollars for an oxtcnsion
of the high school building , the board
should sot apart the amount necessary
for the purchase of an eligible school
site , within two to flvo blocks of the
high school square , and orcct thereon
a modern sixtocn-room school houso.
Such n building need not cost over
forty thousand dollars ; and for that
matter no school house should cost
moro than that sum.
The policy of the school board
should bo to give schooling facilities
to the largest number within our city
limits. Two twenty-five thousand dollar
school houses nro moro dcsirablo by far
than one fifty thousand dollar school
house , while two such school houses
will require moro fuel and double the
janitor service , they will bo nearer the
homes of n larger number of Children.
That should bo ono of the primary con
siderations in the location of projected
It strikes us that twenty-five thousand
dollars for retaining walls and side
walks around the high school is an ex
travagant estimate. Half that sum
ought to suffice.
The board has taken the right course
in sounding public opinion and it is to
bo hoped it will act prudently In reaching -
ing its final conclusion.
A NEttltASKA IDEA.
The very general observance of Arbor
Day throughout the state > vas a notable
event of the past week. Thcro were
few cities , towns or villages in which
this anniversary did not receive proper
recognition. Thosentimentof the Idea ,
perhaps oven moro than its future prac
tical value , seems to have taken strong
hold of our people and tuce planting
and the observance of tree planting
day have become assurett for all time
That this is so ought to bo doubly
gratifying to Nobrnskans. The ma
terial benefits to bo derived by a for
merly treeless state are largo. Not
many generations hence will see our
prairies dotted with generous groves ,
and the growth of limber transferred
from the streams to hillside and plain.
Grateful shade from bummer's heat nnd
shelter from winter's storms will , of
themselves , amply repay the time nnd
labor spent upon the care of trees , with
out consideration of the fuel and lumber
supply which in years to coma may rea
sonably bo expected from the sprigs
which school children nnd fnrmors
arc setting out on the annual holiday.
But Arbor Day , wherever celebrated ,
will for all time to como bo inevitably
traced back to the Nebraska homo where
the idea had its origin , and the fooling
of just pride in its birth makes its cele
bration in our own state a pleasing and
patriotic duty. Our Nebraska City
correspondence tells of the impressive
ceremonies which attended the ob
servance of Arbor Day at the
homo of its founder where
a general suspension of business , an im
posing procession and the speeches of
old-time friends nnd neighbors paid fit
ting and fooling tribute to the philan-
throphic idea of Mr. Morton , which had
berne such luxuriant and beneficent
It is not often that these who sow
great or novel thoughts of general ap
plication live to BOO the harvest unless-
indeed , immediate personal or wide
spread pecuniary gain is promised. Re
formers must too often bo content to
leave to others to gather the fully ripe
grain , while they remain satisfied with
the pleasures and pains of the labors of
seedtime. Mr. J. Sterling Morton has
boon peculiarly fortunate , as was well
said by Dr. George L. Miller , in his address -
dross at Nebraska City , in not only being -
ing the acknowledged originator of
Arbor Day in the United States , but in
living to sco his beneficent idea
adopted throughout the entire country
as an oconomio suggestion of great and
growing valuo. He was fortunate in
the warm tributes of admiration paid
him under the shadow of the beautiful
home where Arbor Day was born , but
ho is Htill more fortunate in the silent
tributes , which by hundreds of thou
sands are yearly being planted in moro
than a score of states , and which for
generations to como will boar fruitful
witness to the value of a Nobraskun's
Within the past fourteen years there
have been centennial celebrations of
some of tho.most memorable events in
the opening history of the country.
The first of tnoso win In memory of the
encounter at Lexington , April 19 , 1775 ,
and in the interval , Philadelphia has
had two great celebrations in honor of
the signing of the Declaration of Inde
pendence and of the framing of the
federal constitution 1787. The lust of
the momentous events of a hundred
years ago to bo commemorated with na
tional rejoiolnnnd thanksgiving , the
inauguration of George Washington as
thu first president of the United States ,
and the beginning of constitutional
government in this country , will bo
celebrated in New York City , and very
generally throughout the nation , on
next Tuesday , with a patriotic interest
nnd enthusiasm that has never been
surpassed in our history.
The preparations that have boon
making for this event , and the ex
tended consideration that has bcon
given in the press to the history con
nected with It , have familiarized the
people with its character , its meaning
and its importance. The Inaug
uration ot Washington was the tri
umphant consummation of the moat
rcuiurkablo struggle for popular lib
erty in the history of mankind , Wo
shall seek in vain for anything compar
able with it in-lofty wisdom , devoted
patriotism , and unselfish sacrifice ,
while the result haa magnificently jus
tified the work. Under the constitution
whoso operation really begun with the
inauguration of Washington , and which
the first ot living English statesmen
has declared to ho the greatest work
ever accomplished at ono tlmo by the
hand of man , a nation of less than four
million people , occupying an nrotx less
in extent than the largest state nt pres
ent , has in a century briot tlmo in the
Hfo of nations grown Into a mighty
commonwealth of moro than sixty mil
lion frco and enlightened people , load
ing the world In enterprise and all thnt
contributes to human progress , and with
a dovclopmont of material resources ,
wealth and power beyond nny possible
conception of the men who founded it.
No American citizen can contrast the
conditions when Washington first took
the oath of ofllco with these ot the
present without fooling n profound
bonso of pride in his country ,
and patriotically resolving that
no effort of his shall bo wanting
to preserve intact and porpotu-
nto the Institutions that have been so
grandly fruitful of the noblest achieve
ments in human history and the high
est benefits to mankind. And every
citizen who can comprehend nnd ap
preciate what has bcon achieved will
render to the memory of the wise nnd
patriotic man who established the re
public a homngo nnd reverence , only
less than that to be paid to the Great
Ruler in whom they reposed their
The spirit in which the centennial of
the inauguration of Washington should
bo celebrated , and In which it will bo
largely observed , is that of patriotic re
joicing nnd reverent thanksgiving. Its
influence should bo a broader and
deeper popular education in devotion
to American institutions nnd in the
love of country. There is need that
the people shall bo impressed not only
with the magnitude of the work ac
complished by the Fathers , and the un-
paralellod results that have proceeded
from it , but also with the cost in labor
and sacrifice of what they did. There
is no grander record in human history ,
perhaps none so grand , of in con
querable devotion and fidelity .to
the cause of frco government ,
and a knowledge of it is necessary to a
right ami adequate apprehension of the
duties and obligations of American cit
izenship to-day. Thcro is stimulus to
patriotism in cvory incident of the un
rivalled heroism of the revolution a
heroism of deeds nnd of suffering , of unspeakable -
spoakablo hardship and of glorious
valor ; in the almost moro than human
wisdom which framed that instrument
of government that has stood unimpaired
the test of n hundred years , nnd in the
great character and history of the
Father of his Country , who by the unan
imous voice of Jtho people was chosen
to put in operation the machinery of
constitutional government he was so
largely instrumental in creating. But
wo need also to remember the faith
with which Washington and his great
compatriots relied for assistance upon a
higher power , nnd how they failed not
to acknowledge such assistance in the
hour of their triumph. It is , therefore ,
most appropriate that the churches
throughout the nation will participate
in this anniversary , observing as far a s
practicable the services held at the
.church in New York to which
Washington nnd congress repaired
after the inauguration. The re
ligious side of Washington's
character was not the least conspicuous
and admirable , and the example he nnd
the distinguished men with him sot of
n sincere religious faith and devotion
can not bo valueless to the peoulo of to
April SO will bo a memorable day in
the United States , and the influence it
will exert must bo beneficent not only
upon our own people , but upon people
the world ever , who are in sympathy
with free institutions and a "govern
ment of the people , by the people , and
for the people. "
A ItlSTNO JinCItlTEVrs WORK.
Mr. Thomas R. Kimball , ono of the
editors , sends us the closing number of
the first volume of the Technology
Architcclnntl Jtcvicw , issued from the de
partment of architecture of the Masia-
chUbOtts Institute of Technology. The
success which has nttendod the Itcview
has encouraged Mr. Kimball to widen
the scope of its usefulness , next year , by
including in its text subjects important
both to architectural students and the
general public interested in art and
architecture. Primarily established to
point out and emphasize the resources
of classic art as a basis of design , the
Jlevicw has awakened n degree of inter
est in architectural circles which is
highly gratifying to the editors nnd
the celebrated school at Boston which
they represent. Of the plates enclo&od
in the Jlccicw , two of thorn , an Italian
villa and n design for the Boston Art
olub building , both the work of Mr.
Kimball , commend themselves as most
admirable projots. The citizens of
Omaha will watch with gratification
Mr. Kimball's ri.so and success in the
profession ho has chobon.
Omaha has long enjoyed the reputa
tion of being ono of the best amusement
clllcs in the country. With possibly
an exception or two , there is no other
city of equal population thnt patronizes
dramatic and musical entertainments ,
particularly of tho. bettor class , moro
generously than Omaha. Abundant
evidence of this might bo drawn from
past seasons nnd from the present , and
the fact is fully appreciated by the
strongest and finest combinations in
the country , which now invariably in
clude this city in their routes as among
the most dcsirablo points to bp visited ,
The boason now drawing to a close , in
what it has presented aim has yet in
store , will certninly equal , if it does not
surimss , any previous BOOBOU in the
number of superior entertainments pre
sented , nnd wo think it safe to say , also ,
that it will prove to bo exceptional in
the extent of patronage given to public
entertainments. A list of the attrac
tions that have visited this city will
include some of the moat distinguished
-INK-V SL--- ' - -
and meritorious in Iho world ,
The foremost of all these , of
course , is the Booth nnd Barrett
combination , which concluded n most
successful engagement at the Boyd opera
house last night , its admirable perform
ances having boorf witnessed by mull-
onccs whoso IntolVigonco nnd apprecia
tion could have nowhere boon sur
passed. Other mMbJo Attractions , re
gardless of the order of their appear
ance , were the Now York Madison
Square company , ' I gbson nnd Crane ,
Nat Goodwin , thoFldroncos , Mrs. Lang-
try , Fannie Davenport , Efilo Ellslor ,
James O'Neill , Lotta , Mlunio Mnd-
dorn , The Bostoninns , the Carleton -
ton Opera company , and Albani , with
a number of other combinations
of greater or less morlt. .Before the
season closes wo nro lo have Joseph
Jefferson , the greatest comedian of his
time , who will appear nt the Grand
ouora house thin week ; the Conroid
Opera company , which will occupy the
stage of the Boyd this week ; Frodcrlclc
Wardo , a very superior actor ; the
Musln and Bloomfiola concert compa
nies , the handsome nnd accomplished
Rhca , Sothern , a second season of Nat
Goodwin , and a number of others of
The annual visits of these at
tractions , most ot which already
booked for next season , with
a number of others of su
perior merit , nro evidence that Omaha
is appreciated as nn amusement center ,
ana this fooling is growing year by yoar.
The best dramatic and musical combina
tions have found it profitable to como to
this city , and there is _ every assurance
that in future nouo'bf these will fail to
include Omaha in their routes. The
fact is ono in which our people may find
a largo measure of gratification.
FOR the past wooic the local money
market has boon cosy" in supply with an
active demand for jobbers. Prime
mercantile paper is steady at 8@10 pot-
cunt. Exchange , $1.00 per thousand.
City trade haa boon rather quiot.
Country trade and collections have boon
good. Crop prospects are excellent.
The clearings for the live working days
of last week were f:5,45ii,092.7a : , nn in-
crcaso of 1.3 per cent. Country pro
duce and pardon truck Is plentiful and
in good demand at somewhat lower
prices. Eggs , clfeeso and butter are
steady at quotations. Hides nro oft and
a trifle lower. Poultry is in good de
mand nnd firm.
I ! BEE calls sHccifiil attention to its
labor news in this Bsno. In it the me
chanic and artisan ynll find information
of vital interest lo hirn , and the builder
and these intcnding-ao improve their
property in any wnyJ are afforded an
opportunity to feel thejpulse of the labor-
HITS AND tftlSSES.
The luitchct-facc 1 tlic patriotic style of
beauty just now. * "
Omaha is to bo nlulcttd with another ex
hibition of whcclwoinuo ' .pantiug for no
toriety and stray dollars , ' !
The board of ednqat-irtn-will soon Issuer n
thrilling serial storykdesunptive of "Tho
Sites of a Growing City , " uiul tue specula
tive tendency of its members.
"Lives of great mor. oft remind us
Tliut wo can make lito sublime
Anil in'poin leave behind us"
Our wives with the household prime.
The Nebraska legislature inanuul is out.
Fortunately the legislature adjourned before
the job was completed. The boolc , however ,
will bn treasured as a reminiscence of a
The consolidated cable nntl horse lines of
Omaha failed to connect with Council Bluffs.
The motor nnd the Boston end of the Union
Pacific are to closely allied to permit a rival
to fatten in an exclusive clover patch.
Two weeks moro will end the park com
mission agony. The anxious 100 , who have
applied for the job , need not worry about the
responsibilities of the position. A discrim
inating court will sco to it that thu ofilco
seeks the man.
Commissioner Anderson confidentially in
forms the public "I'm not the man to say ono
thing and mean another , oven if I do chow
gum. " People acquainted with slippery L.
M. will recognize in this assertion his nat
ural attachment to truth.
Surrounding cities are taking undue liber
ties with HID name of Omaha. A score of
paper railroads organized within a year or
two have boon floated tomnorarilj' by bor
ing the magic title , which is synonymous
wltn integrity and success. Tliu projectors
arc merely adventurers who browse on the
outskirts of prosperity nnd endeavor to raise
the wind with high-sounding promises and
The generalship of tho-motor in outflank
ing the local onlciala of the Union Pacific
who tried to barricade the viaducts , was
shrewd , skillful and successful. While
Holcomb , Kimball & Co. wcro chuckling
ever the prospect of a liberal cash bonus , the
motor commander slipped a bomb under
their chairs , and lit the fuse in Boston. The
explosion demolished the obstructions and
silenced the obstructors.
The ox-puglllit , Bon Ilocran , ls doing the
country towns of Now York as "A Model of
Horcules. " Ilogan was a great favorite in
Omaha in thu seventies , and endeared him
self to all acquaintances by gnnllnmanly con
duct nnd unassuming manners , no unusual In
the profession. Ills bpijt with the brigait
Allen , u fuw miles bulnyvhe / city , attracted
us manv church pillars us a Sunday school
convention. Hon is now H/iariing / for points
with the hosts of old Harry , nnd lecturing ,
between times , on ph.\aIc.A | culture.
STATE PRE I COMMENTS.
The Norfolk Now8 eheoifully assorts that
Boston "sticks like a brother to Its baked
beans , brown bread and bock boar , " by some
"Congressman Laird's harp , " says the
Hustings Democrat , ' 'has nbeon hung upon
the highest tree , for tli4 present. He's till
right. Ho U gettln sYrpng and healthy ,
and Is very much llko jjis lil self again. "
The Adams County Democrat Una discov
ered that tlin ayes of ttio hungry "aro turned
to the best plums In western Nebraska , vit :
the McCooIc land ofllccs. Among the most
huiipry wo notice Hon. Bill Drown , of Cul-
Says the Beatrice Democrat : "Paul Van-
clervoort , the oottlo-scarred veteran , who has
marshalled the forces In the railroad lobby
for years , bus at lost procured nn appoint
ment. Ho U now a mall carrier In Omnhu ,
or Bomothinc to that effect. "
"If Omaha gets nothing under this admin-
Utrutlon , " suggests the Frvnont Tribune ,
wltb cool candor , "u will bo bucnusa that
city Is a part of u titato with a aura republi
can majority and not bocauvu it is not am-
bilious , While the effort Is still being made
to gut John L. Wobstcr thu position of u
justice ot thu United Stated supreme court ,
efforts nro also bolnc directed toward
Judge GrolT nopolntod a member ot the
Intcr-Stnto Commerce Commission. It is
not possible to get both men appointed , but
in the presentation ot their names Otnnhn
is going on record In Behalf of two excellent
Congressman Dorsoy has Incurred [ the
mortal enmity of the Fremont Flail , Ho did
not consult the editor's wishes m regard to
tbo postofllco , nnd assumed the whole re
sponsibility of selecting the postmaster.
Truly , a congressman's lot is not a happy
The Dakota City Englo Is ready to cngftgo
In mortal combat with nny liar of equal
weight , -h.o disputes the claim thnt "Dakota
county hns the largest corn , the finest cattle ,
tbo btggost bogs , the richest lands , the best
schools , the fairest women nnd the bravest
men of nny county In the stnto of Nebraska , "
The Fremont Tribune pathetically Bug-
gOsts that "tho Nebraska land oDlces nro
still manned with democrats , notwithstand
ing the fact that the republican Administra
tion Is nearly two months old. " The Tri
bune couples Its mourntul plaint with n hint
that Congressman Dorsoy should keep his
Referring to the overwhelming defeat of
prohibition and outlawry In Massachusetts ,
the Grand Island Independent says : "All
sensible thinking men who nro conversant
with the working of prohibition have become
fully satisfied thnt the llccnso plan Is the
best thnt has yet been dovlscd for the regu
lation of the liquor trnnic. "
"Prohibition , " says the Blair Pilot , "got n
black eye on Tuesday n very black oyo.
Staid , sober , industrious nnd mornl Massa
chusetts voted on n prohibitory amendment ,
and the returns indicate forty or llfty thou
sand majority ng.iinst it. Whnt may bo ex
pected' for prohibition in this 'wild nnd
\vooly" " state , when the rock bound , morality
loving puritans of the 'effeto' cast sit down
upon It with such a 'thud I1"
Sir Julian is Shrowil.
/iViiiMi Cltu Jutii-nnf ,
Sir Jullin Paunccfotc , the now British
minister , has arrived in Washington , nnd
shows a prudent disposition to mind his own
Ilnril on the Mlssoitrlnns.
If water soils for 10 cents n drink in Guthrie -
rio , I. T. , what fabulous prices Missourinns
must have to pay for something they can
Senator llnnr'H Chagrin.
Senator Hoar Is understood to bo sadly dis
gusted with his own Massachusetts because
that silly stnto didn't know enough to take
his advlco nnd como in out of the wot.
Advertising pay4. A man In Dakota ad
vertised for a house and the very next day
a cyclone came and bluw a whole brick block
over on him.
It I < ? nn Honor.
Omalia , Mercury.
The hearty endorsement received by Judge
L. A. Groft for a position on the intcr-stato
railway commission is very creditable to thai
gentleman. It is likewise creditable to these
who endorsed him.
Whnt Wonder Is It ?
.Iflrl/mfcil / to .tmcUit litre * liy ir < i 7ilnoron Cilttc.
The naked hills lie wanton to the breeze ;
The fields are nude , the groves unfrocked ,
Bare are the shivering limbs of shameless
. \Vliut wonder is it that the corn is shocked !
1IU Great Allstnkc.
fl'cit ) Ynil : Henihl.
Ho had gone to Oklahoma ,
And ho didn't take a gun ;
So ho missed his quarter section
And his bones bleach in the sun.
SI. In\tl \ * ( llitliC'Demucrat.
If the fathers of the republic had siiown
the silliness and petulant spirit displayed by
the weak-minded creatures in New York
who claim to be their descendants there
would bo no centennial April Hi ) or any other
day which would bo woith celebrating.
Iltith Futile and Obnoxious.
Massachusetts is to bo congratulated on
the vote which it has given nguinst the pro
hibitory constitutional amendment. It ought
to bo the end of that form of legislation
which hns been compelled to abandon the
purpose ot forcing people to religious observ
ance of penal statute.
AS OTHERS SEE US.
Mlniicaut > U.i 'Jnlntnc.
"This Gaiter divorce case is going to hurt
Chicago liku the very mischief. "
"Because it is taking her 50 long to got it.
If Chicago keeps on this way Omaha will got
a corner in the divorce market. "
A Hnpolb-R Suir.
3lnncai > till.i Tribune.
"No , "William , I pannot murry you now ,
but I will glvo you my hand xvhen the otio
bright dream of young life is realized. "
"And what is that , my darlmgi"
"To SCQ the Minneapolis nine win a game
from Omaha. "
"Then , Gwendoline , wo must part , nud
part forever. In the after years , when you
are tbe mother of another man's children
do not forgot him who loved you fondly , nnd
whom you banished by a singly sentence.
Faiowoll , " nnd ho was gone.
Mr. Gnlhrlo ( if
Clitmtin Tiinct ,
Personal in an Oklahoma newspaper : "W.
B , Guthrie from Custer county , Nob. , hns
arrived. He rode a slim bay nuiro , and cov
ered twenty-five miles In ono hour aud thrce-
quarturs. " *
Denver ItenubltiaH ,
Omaha reported a larger amount in clear
ings than Denver last week. It may bo that ,
of tha thrco cities , Denver , Omaha and Kan
sas City , Denver will , by the oml of the cen
tury , bo in the leoil ,
The Nose for NOWH.
Clear Water Mintage.
There is something dead under the Mes
sage building , Judging by the peculiar odor
notlcablo in tlio barber shop. For BO mo tlmo
It was thought the blame might bo laid on
the barber's foot , but ho swears hlnisulf
clear , owing to his frequent ducking expedi
BulldlriK up the Country ,
JlrcMter Xeu * .
The News only points with pleasure to the
many now mnrringo licenses recently Issued
to the rising generation or rather the gen
eration that has recently risen. There has
bccu a continual output of these useful docu
ments since January 1 , It will bo remem
bered that one ot Hlalno county's judges was
forced to abscond on account of the dullness
In the matrimonial market. This U the way
to boom nnd build up the great thrifty
country as It should bo.
Not Alraid of Air. Guupy.
MV t 1'iilnt HcintWlean.
The conductor of thu Jlvpubllcao i threat
ened with wluit In vulgar parlauco Is tanned
a "licking. " it may bo remotely
tlmt ho deserves chastisement but not nt Ml
probable that ho will got It , It A party by
the nnmo of Guppy should bo foolish enough
to undertake the Job howould bo led to be
llovo farther on thnt ho had been monkey
ing with double-Roared chain lightning and
thnt n mountain had fallen upon him , There
would bo n spectacular exhibition In com
parison with which northern lights , brilliant
comets nnd shooting stars would palo into
Insignificance ; the earth would appear to
quake and the rush and force ot a cyolono
would seem to bo heard and felt. Mr. Guppy
Is mlvlsod , therefore , to nurse his wrath in
milotudo and allow the whlto-wlngcd toes-
scngcr of pence to hover around a while. It
will bo far bettor thus.
Self-destruction Is to bo pitied. When n
great railroad company doorcases Its revenue
91,351,031 In ono year , nnd (200.000 in thrco
months , something la the matter. It invites
investigation especially when the Interests ol
a flourishing city nnd the surrounding coun-
try.nro Injured or retnrdod.
s'uch ts the case with the Union Pacific ,
druaha nnd certain sections of Nebraska. It
looks as though the man immediately lu
charge of tbo operation oMts trains is not
vor.setl In the linportnnt bearing they have
on the coinmcrclnl interests of the country
and the revenues of his company.
WhenJ. H , II. Clark VAS general mnnn-
gor that ofllclal succeeded In "knocking the
bottom out of things" through his falluro to
supply the business public wltb necessary
train facilities to build up local travel nnd
trade , and develop the resources of the
country nlong the lino. Stage lines anil liv
ery stnblcs were then powerful nnd success
ful competitors for local business that ought
to have gene to the company.
When ho loft , nna Cnllnway came , the
night trains"ou the South Park road , between
Denver and Loadvlllo , wcro withdrawn. This
gave Donvcr the mumps , and that road
showed a decreased revenue of nearly
? y03)00 ( ) In 1884. In 18S3 the consequences
weroovcn worso. At the same time livery
"rigs" were powerful nnd In domaua on the
Omaha & Republican Valley railroad.
In 1SSG the Lnadvillo trains were restored.
Denver recovered , nnd tlio South Park road
Increased its freight anil passenger earnings
$100,000 in that year. In the month ot Juno
Mr. Kimball mid others succeeded In inaugu
rating n system of local passsongor trains
from Grand Island , Beatrice , Stromsburg
and Norfolk , reaching Onnlia m the fore
noon as otic train , and returning nt night.
This resulted in un increase of f 141,1)12 ) in the
freight nnd passenger earnings of the Ne
braska branch lines in 1SSO , against a de
crease of ? ir,920 in 1333.
The system ( since broken up ) wns success
ful from the start , nn average of 15,000 pas-
songcrsnmonth was handled , aud on the main
line , these local passenger trains earned
about OOc per uiilo. The cost was less than
50c per mile. These trains wcro not only
profitable to the country but they throw
open the daily trade of the surrounding
country to business men of Omnha. The
freight nnd stock trams ware also run at
convenient hours for the Omaha nnd South
Ouinha markets. The oltect on the two
cities wcro magical. The years 18SG and
1887 were the quietest iu our historv In their
developments , not only to Omnha nnd South
Omaha , but to the entire district covered by
the operation of these trains. Omaha at
once becnmo n trade and travel center.
Business , wholesale nnd retail , was on th o
rapid increase , money was plenty , among
the retail dealers especially , and Omaha
then began to assume metropolitan proportions
tions all because the policy of the company
was to jnako Omaha accessible to the people
of the surrounding country , enabling them
to visit the city In the forenoon and-return
to their homes at night.
This splendid system has been emascu
lated nnd Omnha is no longer accessible
to the people on the branch lines
as a trade and travel center ,
and the country west of Omaha is shut oft
from the city and its trado. So far as Nor
folk , Lincoln , Stromsburg , Beatrice , Wahoo ,
David City and other places on the branch
lines are concerned , the present inadequate
train service makes it impossible for the
business men of Omaha to reach out and se
cure their trado. No service at nil is better
than the present. It is injuring the company ;
it is injuring Omaha , and it is decreasing the
packing operations of South Omaha , as
shown by the latest reports from thnt exten
sive market. The Kansas City express ac
commodates neither Omaha nor Kansas
City. It should arrive in the forenoon nnd
leave at night. The tram from Norfolk (150 (
miles from Omaha ) , requires thirty-six hours
nnd upwards for the round trip over the
Union Pacific. Over tlio Elkhorn Valley
road it is nn all-day wait at Omaha and about
eight hours on the train. Tlio towns nnd
cities in the ElUhorn Valley , between Omaha
and Norfolk , are thriving and prosperous.
On the Union Pacillc , business is dull. If
General-Manager Kimball will instruct his
subordinates to arrange a permanent and
convenient schedule , so all local trains can
reach Omaha In the forenoon , nnd return at
night , the stimulating nffect on the revenues
ot his company , on Omaha , South Omaha
nnd the surrounding country , will be imme
diate in its result. Ho is fnmilmr with the
growth of the suburbs around Cincinnati and
Chicago , and the interior cities of Ohio and
Illinois , and their superior train facilities ,
both freights and passenger.
Permanency anil convenience in tram
schedules arc essential , as In everything else ,
and with such as tlio ono indicated the rood ,
the people mm the ' city will prosper , nnd for
nil time. Omaha' will bo the principal "trade
center" of the west , on account of its acces
sibility to the people of the surrounding
0/lirr / Jl' < niMI llnlmc * .
Her hands arc cold ; her facu is whlto ;
No more her pulses come nnd go ;
Her eyes are shut ti 11 Co und light ;
Fold the light vesture , snow on snow ,
And lay her where the violets blow ,
But not beneath n graven stone ,
To plead for tears with ulion eyes ;
A elcndur cross of wood alonu
Shall say thnt there u maiden lies
In pcaco beneath thu peaceful skies.
And gray old trees of hughost limb
Shall v.lieol their circling shadows round
To make the scorching sunlight dim
Tlmt drinks the greenness from the grounil ,
And drop their dead leaves on > hu mound.
When o'er their boughs the squirrels run ,
Aud through their loaves the robins call ,
And , ripening in the autumn sun ,
The acorns and the chestnuts fall ,
Doubt not that she will need them all ,
For her the morning choir shall nlng
Its mil tins from the branches high ,
And every minstrel voice of eprlng
That thrills buneath the April sky
Shall grout her with Its earliest cry ,
When , turning round their dial track ,
Eastward the lengthening shadown pass ,
Her llttla mourners , clad In black ,
The crickets , sliding through the grat > g ,
Shall pipe for her nn evening muss.
At last the rootlets of the trees
Shall And the prison where she lies ,
And bear the burled dust they solzo
In leaves and blonsoms to the nkles
So may the soul that warms It riso.
If any , born of kindlier blood ,
Should nskriiot maiden lies below ? "
Bay only this i "A tender bud ,
That tried to blossom In the now ,
Lie withered where the violets bfow , "
FOR PEOPLE WHO THINK.
The worst enemies of the human race ard
the doctors who try to prolong our mlsorab'o '
existence In n world tlmt is full of death ,
traps , saj-d tbo London Telegraph , Ono
medico tolls you not to oat or drink what you
relish because you will oat or drink too
much. Another says that you must only cat
what you fancy , because- otherwise you will
bolt your teed without giving to each morsel
the thirty-six mastications which nro noccs *
sary for digestion. You must wear n respir
ator over your mouth , n pad on your chest
and a swathe of flannel round your lions. It
you live In town you will dloof fog ; It you
go to the country you will bo poisoned by bad
drainage } If y u drink water yon are tempt ,
ing the typhoid flood ; milk spoils scarlatina ,
and tca-cnko is sudden death. Do you ftlum
these tempestuous pleasures of the nouses
and take refuge In the recreations of Iho
mlndl Do you borrow n novel from the cir
culating library ! That is to Import the
germs ot dlsoaso Into n healthy household.
The volume in your hands may have been
perused by n person recovering from nn lu
As n matter of equity there can bo no question -
tion that womnn hns not only n right to life ,
liberty nnd the pursuit ot happiness , but also
of n husband If she feels so Inclined , writes
Mary Norton Bradford In the Boston Globe.
If n woman wants to propose thorn's no
"law agin' It , " But lot these sisters who
favor the now dispensation seriously con-
sldor whether they nro ready to assume the
responsibilities that devolve upon these wuu
Are they prepared to pay for or forego
theater'tickets , carriages , car fares , ice
cream , nngol cake , caramels , bonbons , banquets -
quots , nnd nil thnt courtship now implies 1
Are they prepared for the post-marital tortures -
turos of January bills ? In short , are they
prepared to assume the responsibility ot
maintaining a family ?
Ot course they nro not. And until they nro
It Is not only n breach of good taste , but n
very cheap farce for any ol the fommlno halt
of creation to talk of actual out-aud'out viva
Meantime the good old fashion of courtship
will undoubtedly go on , nnd women will have
as they generally have had just about an
much to do with it ns anybody.
Wo have road nothing on the question of
prohibition which has scorned to us moro
thoughtful or more beautifully considerate
or charitable than the remarks mndo by Hov.
Phillips Brooks , D. D. , ot Boston , in his Fast
Day discourse , says the Philadelphia Hoc-
ord. Dr. Brooks says that ho has "no re-
pronoh to bring ngainst the most extravagant
of temperance reformers , " for ho can well
understand tUo feeling which leads sorao to
account "no measure too swooping , too radical -
ical , too venturesome , for the suppression of
that which lies at the basis and root of so
much sin nnd misery thai besot our land. "
But ho gently intimates ; "To many of us it
seems ns if restrictive legislation , which is
not prohibitory legislation , but which Is continually -
tinually educating the restricting process
upon the restraining consciences ot men- '
upon those , inclined to solf-iudulgonco in in-
toxicatlng drink , nnd these restraining thorn-
solves for the benefit of others as If such
legislation without prohibition is the true
The present is an epoch of curious religious -
ious development. Faith ilios the banner of
tolerance , nnd doubt rallies its forces with
an appeal for righteousness. Religion is tol-
Grant to a shred of faith ; skepticism clamorous -
ous m its domnnds for a bettor life , The ox-
ironies of Christianity arc drawn together
moro closely than over before. JMftcron'ccs
of creed nro forgotten lu the fact of unity ot
origin. Variance in form is accounted of
oven less importance than difference in dog-
ma. Common ground is being found whcro
for generations there has only been room for
strife. Episcopacy shakos bauds with the
presbytery and only Romanism stands without -
out the palo of recognized unity. Kven to
Homo overtures are constantly being mode )
by the religious unlformists , which only tha
rigorism of Homo prevents breaking down
the line between thorn. What is broadly
termed * protestantism including Anglican
episcopacy1 is mora thoroughly harmonized
and solidified than ever boforo.
John G. AVhitticr deplores th& enforced
Idleness of the convicts of Now York prisons ,
duo to the repeal of contract labor laws that
operated ngainst the interests , or were as-
surned to , of free labor. Says the revered
poet : "I desire to protest in the name ot
Christianity and humanity against tbo enforced -
forced idleness in prisons , perilous alike to
the body and mind , which can only result in
tilling your prisons with uianiacs. My
sympathies nro with the laboring class tn all
their just demands , nnd I would favor every
legitimate measure which promises to benefit
thorn. But the suppression of labor in tha
prisons is too small a gain for thorn to bo
purchased by the transformation of prisons
into madhouses. I trust further reflection .
nnd the knowledge of the droauful con so-
qucnces of the slow torture of brooding Idle.
ness will ere long induce them to forego
what must bo a very trifling benefit at tha
Moro men have boon losers than have over
been gainers by trading lu western uniin-
proved real estate , Bays the St. Louis Globe-
Democrat. Tlio men who maiio money nro
thosu who till the soil and gain tbo increased
vnluo thus imparted to their holdings ; and
the men who hasten to the regions where
now lands uro opened to settlement belong
for the most part to that class , ns the record
of their achievements clearly demonstrates.
They are honest and Industrious citizens , BO
far as the largo majority of them nro con-
corned. It Is not less to the advantage ot
the nation than of themselves that they
undergo the hardships and privations of
frontier life. They carry with thorn Into tha
waste plnccs nil the Influences of civilization ;
nnd o long ns any land remains for them to
occupy and develop they uro entitled to tha
privilege of going forward In their work ot
There may bo states , nt least it Is concclv-
nblo that thcro are state , throughout which
, ho Hcntlmcnt against drinking is to strong
.lint a statutory prohibition can bo enforced ,
Buys the Now York Times. Tn most states
that Is not the case , nnd in these the practl-
cal method of dealing with the liquor trufllo
3 by local option nnd high license. When a
civil division llko u city or n township votes
irohlbitlon for itself the chancoa nro thnt it
will bo nt least reasonably well enforced ,
whllii the vote of prohibition by a utato. and
iiui-h moro the embodiment of prohibition in
ho constitution of a state , Is a "barren Ideal-
ty. " Thu good benne of the people of Mas.
< ichuKoUt Is ftliown by the rejection of thin
empty and inmuhovious declaration even In
ha cities that have prohibited the sale of
iquor within their own limits.
A billious Britisher writes In the Ixmdon
Sunday Times : "If I were asliod for an
pitomo of American life I should point to n
Jroadwny tramcar. H dashes along , n Jug.
gernaut of illuimllty , The road was built
hiough bribery and corruption. It Is
owned , not by Now Yorkers , but by Phlla.
lelphiu shareholders. The fyr is overcrowd.
cd , lo the Jnconvumoucn nnd unuoyanco of
every passenger , On the front platform , In
o | > oii violation of the regulations of the cam-
any. U a mob of smoker * . On the back
latform , also In violation of the regulations ,
n mob of pickpockets. The driver 1 dlsl
rogiird UK u city ordinance by the speed ut
which he drlvua , nnd them in no trip' without
uufcldnnts. Corrupt , uncomfortable , but
fast-that U the Uro.ulway tramear , arid it
l , J regret to lay , In tlione reupects , charao-
orUtio of the great country -which permits U
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