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OTHE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; SUNDAY MAY 12 1889-SIXTEEN
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IT is now txltnost certain that tin
present weolcvill end the turmoil anc
anxiety nbout tlio postollicc location.
IT is rather amusing to note in wha
high esteem the Myor's city hall plans
are now held by architects who a fov
months since pronounced thorn unfi
for any place but a village.
THE last act in the now famous Eloa
trie Sugar riefiiiinR- company took
place in Now York city when Judgi
Barrett appointed a receiver to wine
up the ullairs of that clover swindle.
Tun bonato coinmitteo investigating
the operations of the inter-state com
inorco law has finished its deliberation
and has adjourned to meet again ir
July. The interval , in all probability
will be spent in trying to untangle th <
wily testimony given by railroad prosi
THE Herald says Fort Omaha must b <
preserved to the city. So say wo. Tin
way to preserve it to the city is to holi !
tlio fort where it is , buy additiona
grounds , if it needs enlargement , am
spend the three or four hundred thou >
sand , which the government would him
to pay out for improving the Sarnj
county farm , upon now buildings at tin
Tins literary people of Glasgow have
petitioned the state department to have
ifrancis H. Underwood , of Boston , re-
taincd as consul in that city on accouni
of his "singular acceptability. " Anc
now wo may anticipate that our cou
suls abroad will catch Mr. Underwood' :
idea and Hood Secretary Blaine witl
petitions for their retention signed b :
the ' 'leading and best" people of foroigi
Tius Order of Railway Conductors
meets , this wcolc , at Denver in annua
session. It is understood that the orelo
contemplates the erection of n large
headquarter and office building in some
one of the cities in the Missouri Valley
Omaha stands a fair chance to sccun
'the location , and we hope the delegate
from this city will exert their iufluonci
to secure the location of population
railway conductors' headquarters ai
TnK news comes from Hawaii of thi
death of Rov. leather Dame in , th <
Roman Catholic priest who had takei
up his abode at Mololcai , the island o
lepers. This heroic man voluntaril ;
exiled himself , many years ago , to ad
minister to the physical and spiritua
wants of the outcast lepers ot the islam
in the Pacific. In this service ho con
truotcd the loathosomo disease , to wine !
ho has finally succumbed. Rarely ha
martyrdom boon equalled by the es
ample of this heroic priest , iminolatini
himself in the cause of humanity.
TUB business men of Omaha wh
'Signed that petition for removing thi
fort arc beginning to dlcovor that the ;
.have been taken in by real estate sharp
ors. They have now found out thn
General Schofiold is not propossesse
with the removal sohomo. Much les
does ho entertain the poculiai
Uumilltary notion that troops mut
bo quartered ton miles away froi
the city for the protection o
which they nrointended. . Leas
of all have either General Sohc
field or Secretary Proctor oven inti
inatod that the present fort would eltho
have to bo relocated within ton mile
out or abandoned altogether.
LA.TK statistics regarding illiteracy i
Mnssachutta are not altogether oncour
aging. It is shown that .within the pat
ton years the proportion of illiterates t
population has slightly decreased
though the aggregate ) uurnbor of pei
eons over ton years of ago in the stat
who can neither road nor wrlto is some
what larger than ton yoara ago. Thi
is explained by the lurgo in How c
foreigners , but In sorao sections o
Massachusetts illiteracy among tlios
of natlvo birth has not mutorlall ;
decreased. The manufacturing dls
trlots generally do not malco a very sat
Ufaotory showing , the fact ovidontt ;
being that public education is greatlj
f neglected in those localities , for r a
s.-ns that it would not bo dlfflouU t
Hud. Massachusetts needs reform ii
thin particular , or she will lose li-ir po
nit ion as nil axampto to Uie rait of tli
A SUGGESTION *
The value to the buslnosa interests of
a city of attractions which wilt draw
largo numbers of visitors , was forcibly
illustrated by the flniyiolal results oT
the centennial cclbbrivllon in I/ow /
York. It is said that event was Iho
means of saving inoro than ono firm
from failure , and notn few o ( the hotel
men , whoso bank accounts wore over
drawn , have booh placed in a position
of comparative independence and ren
dered nblo to Bllonuo tlio clamors ot
creditors. It is estimated that the vast
army of visitors to the metropolis loft
not loss than twelve million dollars
na the price of their elght-scolng. And
this estimate is rather below than nbovo
the amount expended. Evoro retail in
terest was benolllted. Everybody who
had anything to soil which a visiting
crowd would naturally want , found an
active demand at a good round profit.
Kor days the great city contained double
Its normal population , and tons of
thousands of the visitors wont there to
unite business with pleasure. Never
before In an equal period did the mer
cantile , hotel and other business Interests
osts of Now York do so great and pro-
lltable a trade as during the week
of the centennial celebration. Chicago
cage also prolited largely by Ua
celebration , and every city that com
memorated the centennial on an at
tractive scale was a gainer by It.
Of course , that was an exceptional
event , making a special appeal to tnu
patriotic interest of the people. Yet ol
the hundreds of thousands who went to
the various cities that celebrated , the
majority wore actuated more by the de
sire for pleasure' than by any otboc
motive. The masses of the American
people do not have auflloient recreation ,
although the people of no other country
Ijottqr know how to enjoy thorn'
solves when the occasion offers , nor
are any other people more generous -
orous in. paying for their enjoy
ment. In every populous portion ol
the country the larger cities could find
hardly any bolter investment than to
provide at least twice a year genuine
and adequate attractions which would
draw the people of the snrrounding
country to them and bo mutually
advantageous. A few cities do
this , greatly to the benolit
of their prosperity. Cincinnati and
St. Louis have profittod largely by their
liberal policy in this respect , and wo dc
not know of any city whore the plan has
been judiciously tried without result
ing beneficially. The failures have
been duo either to unwise management
or to unfavorable conditions which
could not bo provided against. "
Wo need hardly say that those sug
gestions are intended to have a local
application. Omaha is the metropolis
of a territory having perhaps two mil
lions of people , and it would seem to bo
by no means an impossible thing to an
nually draw to this city say five per
cent of this population by special at
tractions worthy of their atten
tion. Nor can it bo otherwise
than obvious that if this wore
done the results would bo greatly to the
city's advantage. Omaha is steadily
advancing. In any event , the city will
conMnuo to grow , because the condi
tions are such as to assure its progress ,
and they will not bo changed. But it
may advance slowly or rapidly , accord
ing to the degree of enterprise and en
ergy which its people exert ; it may
simply await the natural operation oi
the conditions that have made it what
it is , and move forward leisurely and
surely , or it may stimulate the opera
tion of these conditions and obtain a
more vigorous and equally safe pro
gress. The latter would seem to be
manifestly the true policy , and it should
not be. postponed to some future year ,
but put into effect this year. Some
thing is wanting to give impetus and
vigor to Omaha's advance. The' intel
ligent men who control its financial and
business affairs ought to be able to de
termine what it is that's wanted and
proceed without delay to provide it.
A NOBLE CHARITY.
Only a few months ago the pros
pectus was issued by Rov. E. A. Fogol-
strom for the establishment of a great
hospital in this city , conducted on a
non-sectarian basis , and modeled after
the Philadelphia Mothers'House of Dea
conesses. To-day wo publish an
interesting report of the suc
cessful completion of the hos
pital building , coupled with an earn
est , appeal for additional aid to assure
the opening of the institution at an
early duy. The unselfish and untiring
devotion -which Mr. Foglostrom has
manifested since the inception ol
this noble charity entitles him
to the sympathetic encouragement Und
substantial support from men of moans
who desire to contribute towards tlie
relief of their follow men. Many of
our wealthiest citizens restrain their
humanitarian impulses and defer all
their good intentions for posterity.
They want to bo remembered by
the future generations for the
wealth they have loft tc
their relatives rather than by deeds ol
benevolence and charity. To this class
all appeals for aid uro made in vain ,
There are others , however , who prefer
to use the means they have accumu
lated for the alleviation of distress and
disease , and from such wo have reason
tooxpeut a tronorous response for the
Imrnanuol hospital and Deaconess in
THE AMERICAN CONGRESS.
The congress of American nutioiu
which will meet in Washington noxl
October promisesto bo a success so fai
as the representation is concerned. All
the principal countries of South Amer
ica , except Brazil , have accepted the
invitation to be represented in the congress -
gross , us have also Mexico and the re
publics of Central , America. Brazil
will probably not bo represented , owing
to the uncertainties nurroundlnff the
political situation in that empire. The
emperor , Dom Pedro , cannot llvo a
great while , and it is appre
hended that his death may be
followed by a resolution to overthrow
the imperial government and establish
a ro public. lie would bo succeeded by
his daughter , who is now practically at
the head of affairs , and while bha is a
woman of strong character and some
jxcoltonl qualities , she is not well llkod
by the masses of the pcoplo. The re
publican party bas a qulto vigorous or-
Tanlzatlon , and Is bolloved to bo pro-
parliig for a revolutionary domonstr.v
Lratl6n. Under such circumstances the
Brazilian government can hardly
bo expected to take any part In
the congress. There had boon sotna
doubt about Mexico participating
owing in part to the failure of the com
mercial treaty between that country
and the United states , but the Moxlcan
government has signified Its intontton
to bo represented.
Aa to whether the congress will result
In advancing the purpose for which H
Is called , that of promoting closer com
mercial relations between American
countries , appears , however , to bo pro
blematical. So far as the press of Soutl
America voices public sentiment there
the ovldcnco is that there Is not a very
great or general Interest felt litho
the congress. The newspapers di
not discuss it as a' matter whicl
they consider to bo of vital Importance
and there has boon some outspoken op
position to it. The ct appears to be
that the people of South America
while fooling very friendly to the
United States , are quito capable of ap
preciating their commercial advan
tages , are not disposed to make any al
liance that would not sccuro them a <
least equal benefits and opportunltlc !
with those they now enjoy. They have
very llttlo , If any , cause to complain ol
their trade relations with England
Germany and Franco , and tho\
will doubtless decline to abandoi
these to any great extent unless the ;
can plainly see that they are to bo tin
gainers by doing so. It is not clear Urn
the representatives ot the Unitoi
States can give them any assurance
likely to commit them to a polio ;
wholly favorable to this country. Nov
crthelcss the calling of a congress t
consider and discuss the commorcin
and political relations of the countrlo
on the American continents was propo
and commendable. Its deliberation
can hardy fail to bo instructive to thi
people of the two continents , and i
ought to at least prove a stop towan
the solution of a very important prob
The superintendent of the next census
sus , Mr. Robert P. Porter , of whoso ap
pointment there has boon a great dea
of gratuitous criticism by the newspa
pers opposed to the administration , hai
entered upon the work of organizing
the service under him in a way to com
mand conlidonco. The census wil
give employment to a very largo force
and as appointments are not subject ti
tlio provisions of the civil service law
there was thought to bo a great oppor
tunity for the politicians to pay sorno ol
their debts for political services. Th >
superintendent has been overwhelmed
with applications , but in the liniitci
number of appointments ho has thui
far inado his selections have boon dp
torminod by capacity and Htn oss rathe
than by the influence applicants wor <
able to command. Most of the appoint
nients will not bo made until next year
and Mr. Potter announces that they wil
bo made with , primary regard to quali
lications. Those who had oxporionc
in the last census will have the preference
once , and after these such as havi
parsed the civil service examination
For others ho proposes to have an ex
amination and make appointment !
based upon its results.
Mr. Porter has thus far shown tha
ho fully appreciates the nature and importance
portanco of the work to bo performed
and so far as yet appears , there is not i
reason to doubt that ho will justify hit
selection. The altogether absurd idet
advanced by those who have criticisoi
his appointment , that ho might shap <
statistics to vindicate his views regard
ing the tariff , ho has sufficiently dis
posed of , and doubtless its authors novel
seriously entertained it. There i
hardly a possibility of his falsifying
the statistics , if ho should desire to cl (
so , and not the least probability that he
could have such a dosiro. The noxl
census will bo loss voluminous than the
last , congress having greatly roducet
the field to bo covered , but undoubtedly
it will bo equally trustworthy.
AN IMl'OItTANT MATHER.
Plumbing inspection is ono of thi
most important departments of the cit ;
government. It iuvolvos the honlti
and comfort of the people. The extension
sion of sanitary sewers in all parts o
the city has increased thoAvorlc of thi
department to such an extent that tin
force employed is inadequate to moo
the demands. The laws and regula
tions are conflicting and insufficient ti
protect , homo-builders from the greet
and Incompetonoy of plumbers. Poopli
who contract for a first-class job of san
itary plumbing are entitled to promp
inspection by competent olllcials. Undoi
the present regime this is impossibli
and the result is that hundreds o ;
houses do not receive that suporvisioi
which the law contemplates.
The city council should remedy those
defects at once. Plans and Bpociflca
tions of plumbing should bo submitted
together with the plans of the building
and should bo approved by the plumb
Ing Inspector , and that oillcial shoulc
bo pivon authority to enforce not onlj
the rules and regulations which th <
council may adopt from time to tlmo
but also to compel compliance with the
approved plans. The fees for such
work should bo reasonable andsufllcion
to pay for competent inspection. Nc
builder will object to the payment of t
small sum for a thorough exumlnatioi
of sewer and water connections , the
quality of pipe used , the joints , traps
ana ventilators. It involves no cost U
the city , therefore the city should era
ploy a sufficient force of competent men
to respond promptly to all donmiids and
Tni : gruesome account of the bungling
manner in which the Bald Knobber
murderers wore hanged in Missouri
calls attention to the fact that Now Yort
Is now ready to executes its criminals
by a more humane method , The
dynamos have boon purchased for the
various penitentiaries , and the next
man to suffer the death penalty will bo
despatched witliin fifteen seconds with
out a struggle by sending through his
body an alternating current of oloo-
trlclty witkaprcs3uro | , of one thousand
volts. The Now York method will
ovontunllyroplnco the gallows ln-ovory
etato ot the uixion , and the Imugmait's
noose will'bo relegated to the chamber
nf tnrt.nrno. '
THE citizen'so'f ? Beatrice have reason.
to congratulate * thomgolvqs upon the
completion and opening of "Tho Pad-
doctc. " They may now truthfully boast
of possessing a superb hotel and mag
nificent opera house. No city in the
stale is bettor equipped for entertaining
and housing commercial travelers and
guests. For those unrivalled facilities
they are Indebted to Senator Paddock ,
who has given thorn substantial proof
of his public spirit , enterprise and. un
bounded conlidonco In the future growth
and prosperity of Beatrice.
George Set n Good Kxninplo.
U'aohdifjfou to lilt AVphetr.
You cannot doubt my wlslicb to sco you
appointed to uny ofllco of honor or emolu
ment In the now government , to the duties ol
which you are comuotcnt ; but , however deserving
serving you may bo of the ono you have sug-
ccstod , your standing nt the bar would not
Justify my nomination of you as attorney to
the federal district court In preference to
some of the oldest and most esteemed gen
eral court lawyers In your own state , wha
are desirous of this appointment. My
political conduct In nominations , oven if I
were unlnllucncod by principle , must bo ex
ceedingly circumspect and proof against Just
criticism : for the eyes of Argus are upon
mo , and no slip will pass unnoticed that can
bo Improved into a supposed partiality foi
friends or relations.
A Few Pcoplo Do.
The Now York Journal of Commerce ) Is
usually a very accurate paper , but when II
says , speaking of the silver dollar , "Nobod.v
wisUos to carry ono nbout with him , " it goes
further than the real state of the cuso Justl
flos , There nro several men in Louisville
who are not rendered unhappy by having
oven as many as two or threes silver dollar :
Tolstoi the Despot.
Chteaao Time * .
Demetrius Tolstoi , Russian minister of the
interior , is dead. Ho was the man to whom
the czar looked when there was any clubbing
to bo done , and It was always a summer ddj
in Russia when there was nothing of this
sort. This Tolstoi converted school houses
"Into barracks and made prison houses ol
universities. Ho was the boss ucspot of al
Sunset Will Joke.
St. Lnuts aiabc-Dcmocrat.
Hon. S. S. Cox has been tolling Henry W
Grady , of Georgia , that the democrats are
going to carry three out of the four now
states. This shows that "Sunset's" pro
pensity to pornotrtito joUes , even nt the expense
penso of his party , still clings to him.
Poor lie Must Move On.
Kiiiifiit * City Times.
The Cherokee Strip and the rest of the
Creek and Seminole cession will have te
come along thistypar or next in their due
Tlio Season or Bloom nncl Boom.
Base ball is booming , the icebergs are
majestically moving south , the peach crop is
a failure , the sea.i > orpont is taking off his
spring overcoat , and the pigs arc in clover.
Ben Biitlcr'a lltilliiclnatlon.
Admiral Porter's allegation that Bon
Butler is drunk has an nir of plausibility ,
Ben is the hilarious Individual who thought
he could bo elected president in 1S3J.
Always First in War.
Let it bo remembered to Washington's
credit that ho not only whipped the British ,
but introduced that useful and picturesque
quadruped , the mule , into this country.
Who Theodore Is.
Mr. Roosevelt is not exactly an editor , but
he is "one of them damned literary fellers"
who occasionally write for u magazine.
Butler and Porter.
Bon Butler says that Porter ran away nt
the battle of New Orleans. Did Porter get
away with anyspoonsl
HITS AND MISSUS.
The authorities p < iid a neat and edifying
compliment to our esteemed contemporaries
by locating a fountain on the corner ol
E th and F in.
Candidates for the park commission have
only forty-eight hours in which to pull the
Judicial buttons. The fortunate flvo will bo
named Tuesday. About one hundred will bo
Plattsmouth is making largo drafts on the
vitality of Omaha. O. H. IJallou is girding
ho city with electric wires for light and
motlvo power. Now the press of the city is
coating J. E. Hiloy with saccharine and con
gratulating the community on "tho lucky
duy when he became intorc3tctl.it its wel
fare. " Mr. Riley will build u hotel.
Judge Borka gave the Anderson family a
few neatly rounded lessons on the uses and
abuses of the pedals by kicking | 33 worth of
dust out of their pockets. Anderson should
now return to the "punch. "
Council BluCT * is talking up a city hall.
This is a wise preliminary. Throe or four
Jears of spasmodic agitation and lung oxer.-
ciso arc essential to a proper foundation for
a public building irfttiusu parta.
The verdant who umblcd into the metrop
olis burdened with tlio name of Cnoatem , did
not sccccd. Ho fell an easy prey to the
members of his tribe cam pod nt the transfer.
The bob-tailed car , will soon bo a melan
choly reminiscence tn Omaha , while the
inules will be transferred to groou pastures
in the suburbs. ,
The Columbus Telegram urges Omaha to
"Jump at the offer for a union depot while It
Is at wtiito heat. " 6maha is too old to burn
itsflngors. Wait till it cools off.
Bon Hogan is hammering sin and sinners
without gloves In Central Now York. In a
recent bluo-pencllodaccount of a slugging
match he is credited'with knock-out
, a - urgu-
mont that "some tucuiare so small it will not
bo necessary to open the gates of hades to
lot them in. They can slip through th key
hole. How many sucker * coma to this mootIng -
Ing ana never drop on themselves ) When you
ask them to drop on their knees they play you
for a chump. Now I want to ask , pcntlcmen ,
which Is tha biggest tjilllo , a man who loads
a sober , industrious lifo , or the man who
playa the devil for a winner ! " In the silence -
lonco which followed the mooting dissolved.
That benevolent and publlc-apirito'd pioneer
neer , Henry T. Clarke , hung ou to the coattails -
tails of tha secretary of war , from Glluioro
to Bollcvuo and Bcllevuo to Fort Omaha ;
then ho followed him to the top of Tun Bur.
building , und when Secretary Proctor finally
took a climb to the roof of Tun BEK building
for a blrds-oyo vlovf of Omaha , Mr. Clurko
was itlll tugging at tha cabinet coat talL _
AS OTHERS SEE US.
The last Sunday BED contained & racy &r
ticlo on Omaha ochoolmn'ms. Porsoiin
charms are not so conspicuous as Intollcctua
culture and snap , but the brigade boasts it !
attractions , and to Miss Rcna Hamilton , borr
nd bred in Washington county , ia accordei
the pnlm of real beauty and high ambitlot
to make tier mark on the stage. Whew
That does us proud.
Go to n Prohibition Stnto.
Saloon licenses in Ooiaha are so high that
the Oraahayan has to go over to Council
Bluffs , fa. , to got drunk. Council Bluffs It
a prohibition town.
Our BcltlcoHO Commissioner.
flninii Island Indcpimlerit.
Omaha and Douclaa county are happy
They have n splendid commissioner and ar
excellent county clerk , who have a trouble
about some county books , and flght it out b )
a flstluufT , In consequence of which the
county commissioner and some other partici
pants In the row ; wore arrested. That is
cheaper for the county than a long lawsuit
between county and clerk , anU such short
hand business ought to bo made the duty ol
all county commissioners.
A. Pnuor n > r Thinkers.
The Rosowatcr Bin : runs a dcuartinont entitled <
titled , "For People Who Think , " for the
benefit of its rcndora outside of Omaha.
Tlmo to Awnkc.
I'cn und I'luw.
The Omaha board of trade have Jusl
flnlshcd a big junketing trip to the Blacli
Hills and back. It long , long ago , Omahr
boards of trade hud como up hero to see
and seeing what was best to do , and done
the same to the best of their ability , the
products and the life blood of north Nc
braska would not now bo diverted so largely
to Chicago. It is butter Into than never.
The Mlllc We Drink.
Gland hlanilmifjwmlcnt. .
The Omahops complain that they are fed
on poor milk , milkmen manufacturing nrtl
llchil milk out of soda , glycerine , saltpetre
fine salt , brown sugar , some milk and plentj
of water , and that the milk inspectors dc
not project them ngainit the imposition
Mayor BroatcU promises them reform , bu
will flnd it hard work to stop the lucrativi
business , which transforms the milkmen int <
Two Pet Projects ,
Omaha is Just now indulging in ila rcgulai
periodical agitation for a railroad northwcs
from that city , and its union depot project
Tliey nro both "stock" subjects for agitatioi
during a dull season.
A Novel Experience.
Folfd Cfty Juiirnnt.
Omaha's board of trade attended churct
in Dendwood , Dak. , to keep warm. TUPJ
iinmcdiatcl.v sent a column of dispatches tc
the Omaha papers describing the manner o
conducting services in a place of worship.
STATE PRESS COMMENT.
"Prospects for railroad building in Ne
braska , " says the Beatrice Democrat , "an
brightening. Capital can no moro ntTord tt
be idle than can labor. The great surplus o :
money in the eastern markets can Ilnd m
other investment than In western securities
With confidence rcstoredwlth a feeling tha1
the people of Nebraska do not want to legis
late railroads out of a fair margin ol prollt
railroad building will be pushed , and th (
country will bo developed as rapidly as busl
ness will Justify. "
The Hastings Nebraskan reaches the con
elusion that "Nebraska has drawn more
largely than usual this year from the grcal
manufacturing districts of the east of people
who caino to cast their fo'tunes with us
This may result in establishing many line :
of manufacturing , which , with the develon
uient of our natural agricultural resources
will give the state Just what is needed te
make its prosperity of a permanent and last
ing character. "
Speaking of the coming "non-partisan"
prohibition convention in Lincoln , the Frc
mont Tribune declares that it will bo com
posed for the most part of republicans , aneJ
insinuates that the activity of John A. Demp
ster for prohibition Is inspired by aa ambl
tiou to succeed Governor Thayer.
The tour of inspection undertaken by the
state board of equalization is the subject ol
considerable comment. The Fremont Flail
sees in it a schema to reduce the assessed
valuation of railroads , and assorts that ' 'the
roads have been taxed , on the average , too
lightly , and the board should bo cautious
how they make a lower assessment. " The
Falrmount Siirual says : "Tho pcoplo will
watch tUo action of the board very suspi
ciously , aad should the board grant further
concessions , itis doubtful if they will accept
the dictum without protest. "
To the Schuyler Sun it looks as if the anti
saloon party will ba a disturbing if not a dis
astrous factor in the republican party.
The Hastings Democrat laughs heartily at
what it considers the predicament of tlio.ro-
publican party , and ridicules the appeal for
& non-partisan convention. It warns demo
crats to stand aloof and says : "You're In
the swim and they're in the soup , that's the
ilfferon ce. "
Speaking of farm mortgages , the From ont
Flail asserts that the opinions of Congress
men Council and Dorsoy.-reooutly published
in THE Bii ! , are overdrawn , and declares
that instead of being money loanora the ma
jority of farmers "aro still under the
! iatches. "
The Kearney Hub briefly reviews Paul
Vnndorvoort's career , his discharge by Post-
roaster-General ( Jrosham , and declares that
, n the finocuro created for him tils profound
ibillty tor doing nothing will have full sway ,
'Thero is no kind of work in this world that
10 knows anything nbout , and unless the )
lubllc supports him ho will oftou go to bed
mngry. Ho must bo provided for , and the
ippomtmeni is a good one. U 1s a cheap
iiiongli shelf to lay him on. "
The Nebraska delegation In congress have
mited on Hon. B. S. Baker , of this place ,
'or the appointment of United States district
ittornoy for the district of I\ubraska , and wo
ire glad to learn , there remains no doubt of
IB appointment. Ho is wqll fitted for the
ilaco and will reflect credit on these who put
Urn there. .
Mr. Baker Is comparatively a young man ,
mving boon born in 1850. At the ago of
'ourteen ho commenced the battle of lifo for
ilmsolf , and sincu then has depended for sue-
loss upon his own oxertions. He worked his
vay through college by teaching und working
luring vucations and graduated at the
owu state university in 1871 , receiving tbo
Icgroo B. D. Ho then took otmrKU of the
ichool at Mason City In that state , where ha
omuined a year , and after another year's
Iko service at Webster City , ho ra lguexl his
losltlon us principal and entered the law du-
mrtmont of the state university , \vlioro ho
; raduatcd with thoj degree of LL. 11 , In
874. Ho Immediately entered upon the
iractice of his profession at Wubstor City
mj built up u good practice. In 1678 ho lo-
atcd in February , whora ho has ftmco ra
ided and whora ho lias by hard work built
ip a largo and lucrative pruu-
Ice. Whenever there I * Uard
flght on hnnd la court hi
usually takes part and , commands aUontioi
and fospoct of court , bar and Jury. Wuili
ho seldom ask * for favors , lie aUvaj * do
inands the rights of hU client * Ho wil
make an able nne\ energetic district attorney ,
At the Chicago convention last Juno Mr
Baker was the first of the delegation fron
this state to vote for Mr. Harrison. Ho wa1
sent to tlio legislature from this district last
fall by a b ! < r majority running far nhond o
his ticket , and soon came to ba rccognUot
as ono of the loaders of that body. Ho wa ;
the author ot several Important bills whlcl
KAZZLiE.ttAZZljlNa TUB FUICNOII.
lie Flgnro'ii Impression or tlio Wild
Lo Figaro , probably the best known of Paris
newspapers outside of Franco , in its Issue of
April 10 , Just rocolvcd by Tim BKK , devoted ,
something like a column and n half of solid
typo to a notlco of Llurtalo Bill and his
Far West show , which Is to bo a feature -
turo of the great Pans exposition. It was
from the Don of Paul Bornlcr , ono of the
most brilliant of Parisian feuilletonist ! . A ;
an extraordinary departure from Figaro's
rule ot rigid contraction of space , and paucity
of complimentary expression , the artlclo deserves -
serves some notice , on this sldo of the water ,
despite the familiarity of Amorlo.ins with its
subject. Artec an Introductory rcforoiicu
and a personal description of Colonel Will-
i am Cody , parts of which follow , hereafter ,
the writer says :
"Two Incidents the life of this man will
sufllco to give an idea of his character.
"At olcvcn years ho traversed , for tlio tlrst
time , in company with a band of pioneers , the
broad prairies. On the journey the wagon
train was attacked by the Indians. The child
fouent llko a lion , killing ono of the rod-skins
and wounding several others. On that day
the young 'Blllio' received the name of 'Tho
The other Incident of which Figaro makoa
mention happened on the return trip wheroln
"le futur hcros du Far \Vcst" is described na
being ono of a party besieged by Indians , anil
protected by u rampat , formed of the living
bodies of their muloa , arranged in a triangle.
The hardy pioneers drove oft the almost
overwhelming force of their bloodthirsty
enemies ; and barely escaping being destroyed
by the pralrlo lira kindled by the Indians ,
Joined the rest of their party.
( 'ontlnutafrlthn biography , Figaro says :
"Jt was In lSu ( that Colonel Cody rocolvcd
the other name of Buffalo Bill. In the course
of that year ho killed no less than 4,800 buf
falo ns has been onlclally published and
since then ho has kept up his record I
"During the war of secession , Colonel
Cody accepted from General Ilazou the per
ilous mission of carrying dispatches ; and In
this duty , it Is said of him that no per
formed tlio characteristic feat of hliusolf
making o."i miles in lUty-cight hours. "
Prcsouting him as a "sort of Robin
son Crusoo of the now world , having the
grandeur of ono of the legendary heroes ,
with the inestimable advantage of being yet
in llosh aud blood , adventurous to excess ,
und bravo almost to recklessness , " it gives
that as n description of "this man who has
the strength and the bc.xuty of the Faruosc
Hercules ; and who , coming of ono of the
most aristocratic families , is seen illustrat
ing on the prairies of the far west , the ro-
uiuneo of Foniuioro Cooper. "
And &o on for half a column of glow
ing description and warmest ouloey ,
when the writer arrives at Buffalo Bill's ob-
juct in visiting Paris at this time , and gives
a fair outline of the camp and performance
of the troupe of. moro than three hundred
Indians , Sioux , Comanchos , trappers and
Canadian voyagcurs , on the 55,000 metres
( about fourteen acres ) of ground , "grac
iously conceded by General Sausier , military
governor of Paris. "
Ono thing strikes the Parisian forcibly ,
and that is that not in all this exhibition is
to bo found a single clown or acrobat , uor
yet u single traditional feature of the ordi
nary circus or hippodrome , "but that the
spectators will assist at a presentation ,
real as well as dramatic , of the shock be
tween civilization and the rude forces and
the savages of the far west. " The horse
manship of the aavngo chiefs Rod Shirt ( la
Chemise rouge ) and Rocky Boar ( P Ours des
Rochesor.d ) their followers , is extolled in the
highest degree , and their intractable animals
como In lor extended uoticu. "If the success
of Buffalo Bill in Purls , " predicts M. Paul
Bcrnier , "does not equal that which
1m achieved in London , it will not bo because
of his not having with him , n troupe moro
numerous and magnificent. The queen of
England , who is not in the habit of visiting
such shows , went many times to applaud the
colonel , aud the Prince and Princess of
Wales were frequent spectators of the per
formance. It is said of the Graud-duko
Michael , of Russia , who is now actually with
us , that ho was so filled with enthusiasm
that he went ono day into the ring and took
part In the performance in the disguise of a
"Go ahead couiiuo discut les Americains , "
concludes M. Bornlor'ana good success to
Buffalo Bill , who , while he may become in
some sort a Parisian , is a thoroughly reprc-
ontativo American. "
A Liato French Ooko.
LiteraUu Tranlatcd From Fiuaro , April Iff.
The wife of an employee of the telegraph
began of him to make n sccno prolonged of
reproaches and of wrongs this ono has not
breathed a word :
"Eh , well I What Is this you hava ; to respond
spend ? " of him demanded she , furious of his
The htisbaWd , after an Instant of reflection :
"I have to respond , that if you had tele
graphed all these to Bourdoaux , the dispatch
would have cost you 4JW francs , GO eontlmcs. _ "
When sinks to rest the golden day ,
And up the star-gcmmeu sky
The queen of night pursues her way
In silent majesty.
When oirds have ceased to sing Uioir loves
And ( lowers have closed their eyes ,
And through the arches of the groves
The perfumed zephyrs sighs.
When brightly plows tha evening star ,
And all around is still ,
Save that the note is hoard afar
Of grieving whippoorwill.
When stars ara mirrored in the stream
Aud dewdrops gem the grass ,
And 'IUOUK the trees with suddoa gleam ,
The fitful flreUies pass.
Then lovers fond together moot
Bosielo the orchard wall ,
Oral the rustic garden snat
Where shadows darkly fall.
The ono might hear , if ono were near ,
A gentle maiden say ;
"Don't snecio mo quito so hard oh } dear ,
i"ou take my breath uwuy.1'
Tim Wusturn Art Exhibition.
The spring exhibition of the Western Art
issociatlon will open next Wednesday in the
J , J. Brown building , at the corner of Six
teenth and Douglas. The exhibit wifl , without
loubt , bo tlm largest over made by Omnlia
mists. There will bo at least 200 pictures
> n exhibition , the most of thorn the work of
Dinulin artists. Among the artists who have
31 ado special work for the oxhlbit are Mm.
Muiuaugh , Mr. Albert Rothory , Mus Hhulzo ,
Mrs. H. A. Collins , Mr. Fred Knight , Miss
IS. I'ottls , Miss Mary Murray , Miss Mullen--
leld and Mr. H. B. SlianU.
Holil Foot Oonr.
Sheriff Coburn sold a stock of dry goods ,
> oots and shoos , at public auction yostonlay ,
, vhich was once the property of Cornblcth &
Pclzor , who failed six months ago , at Madl-
von , in this stnUi. The order of aalo was
imdo in favor of W. V , Morse ft Co. , and M.
ti. Smitti & Co. The bulo took place nt
Morao's place , corner of Douglas mid
Eleventh strccta ,
Gounod is said to have completed arrange-
nonts for a tour of this country next ncaaau
is conductor of a company and orchestra
, liat wilt produce his own principal oporatlo
.vorks . and oratories. Gounod in Faust in
ho hearts of his couutryiaou ,
: omposurs. *
Tlio late Curl Rosa was a "boy prodigy , "
md was bllloJ at concerts as the "Juvonllo
agunlni. " Ho married Mmo. Paropa , his
irlma donna , during his first tour of the
Jnited States , He Is said to have never
r.kori A benotlt or tustluioalid m nuy fotu.
FOR PEOPLB WHO THINK.
A ronmrknblo stop has at last boon uiarto
in the right direction In Indlat Rays the i'nll
Mail dazotto. What Uie English Rovorn
mcnt dare not Interfere , to do , ia to bo dona
( writes a correspondent ) , In ono part ot
India , nt lonut , 4iy an Indlmi prluco. Tha
Maharajah of Jodhporo , who , by the an
tiquity of his race and his semi-Independent '
position , commands a largo amount of re
spect In India , 1ms convoked hU nobility by i1
their representatives , and has appealed to
thorn to abolish polygamy , or , at least , to
allow It only whoa the first wlfo is childless.
This stop ho has taken , It is said , solely on
account of his appreciation of the misery
which the native women endure by reason
of this ancient custom. It will bo Interesting
to BOO what the representatives of the no
bility have to say to the proposal.
Ono of the happiest dovlcos for the publlo
schools to secure good habits was made a
few gears ago , wo bollovo , by a Now Jersey
teacher , and termed the school banking sys-
torn , snys an exchange. It consists In open
ing a savings-bank on true business princi
ples , In which the pupils nro encouraged to
invest their pennies. It Is well known by
teachers that a great share of the danger to
the young comes from their being furnished
with spending money which goes indirectly
for cigarettes or for stomach-spoiling can
dles , or for the worst sort of ronuing uiattor ,
or for useless trlniiots and ornaments. Ths
banit creates habits of saving and economy
which will wonderfully affect tno wnolo life.
At Long Island City , in Now York , recently ,
the deposits of a single week amounted to
$230.41. The total In bank In this school
amounts to over $10,000 , the credit of about
three yoars1 growth.
Hypnotic pnwor , if hall that Is clalmod bo
ttuo , Is n serious moiiaoo to society and the
state , says the Baltimore American. It was
well enough so long us It wa * substituted for
chloroform by physicians to keep their
patients quiet while operating upon them ,
but when It is mndo the medium of murder ,
divorce , and the overthrow of lawfnlly-os
tnbllshed government , and may yet bo the
match to klndlo the war flrcs over n conti
nent , the most serious Investigation can not
bo long postponed. If there really bo such a
power it should bo expressly defined and
controlled , as it can bo made far moro insid
ious and dangcrovs than dynamite or any
other modern explosive.
At the close of the operations on Cricket
Iiill , near Blackwator , our representative ,
says the Pall Mall Gazette , had the advan
tage of having an Interesting conversation
with ono of our most distinguished cavalry
oftlcors who had boon present nt most of the
skirmishes between the cavalry ( the Berk
shire yeomanry ) and the cyclists during the
morning. Our correspondent is not at lib
erty to mention his natno , but his opinion
certainly appears to him most valuable ,
backed us it is by his high military position.
The oftlcor In question was most enthusiastic
about the cyclists and the manner in which
they had carried out their part of the day's '
manajuvcrs. In his opinion they were un
doubtedly the cavalry of the future , nt uuy
rate so far as the actual homo dofcusa of
England was concerned ; and "as a matter
af fact , " he added , "from what I have seen
to-day I am not so certain but what cyclists
oiicht have been used in seine of our African
: ampalgns with as much advantage as
mounted mon. " Jn his opinion , It
was simply impossible to ovor-rato
their utility for reconnaissance or
jutpost work. Given oven only fairly good
roads thby could do moro than any cavalry
: ould accomplish. Distance was absolutely
10 obstacle to thorn , and what was uioro ,
they could Uoop up an oven naca the whole
way , which in case where it might bo
necessary to malco rapid strasotical move
ments was of immense importance. Then as
to the question of expense : provide the
soldier with a bioyclo and no further outlay
was uucessary beyond such as was entailed
by occasional slight repairs , which compared
with what was incurred whore horses were
30nccrncd was positively nil. "In fact , "
concluded the gallant ofllcor , "it appears tome
mo that it is only a mutter of common sense ,
ind one whicn must eventually force itself
} n to the minds oven of those who no hate
the moro idea of an innovation that they will
uot at present so much as Us ton to the sugges
tion. Mounted infantry , in my opinion , Is
totally inadequate , and Is only a fad of thosa
who prefer to ride whenever it is possible to
avoid walking. "
If the first steps of President Harrison's
southern oollcy predicate the future his ail-
ministration in this particular will merit the
highefjt commendation of every man In the
country who has soul enough to value patriot
ism auovo party , says the Denver News
( dem..DTho ) civil war estalbishod the in
divisible nationality of the United States
It has boon over nearly a generation. Is it
not time to substitute practical for theoreti
cal unity among Iho people of the rosi > cctivo
sections ? Who can estimate the service to tha
nation of the man who may bo the agency .in
Dedication of the last impediment to a cordial
fellow-fooling among Americans that will bo
rooted in the pride of a common nationality ,
ind who would embarrass stops that look to
luoh a culmination by the possible effects of
suuh a far-seeing policy upon the fate of any
political organization )
There is , and has boon for years , a white
nan's ' party in this country , or In certain
portions of it , and no ono has realized moro
coenly than the colored people how utterly
iroBcrlptfvo and un-Amorican that party has
jocome , says the Plttspurg Commercial Ga-
: ctto ( Hep. ) Another party based on race
> r color would bo not only equally undemo.
n-atlo , but subject to llko abuses and fraught
vith Hue mischief. It might suit the pur-
loses of a few demagogues to wheedle tha
colored people Into the belief that tboy can
rain iralitlcal power and place by concontra-
iion under their shrewdest leaders , but If
hey are wlso , as they have hlthorto shown
heuiselves to be , they will not DO thus
Mon nro not made good by statutes ; but ,
m the ether hand , It Is possible that a statute
vhlch restrains tin ovll may RVO ! opportunity
or individual reformation , says the Denver
opublloan. Such a statute may bo llko a
ireakwator which protects the harbor from
ho full swoop of the waves , even thqugh
ho spray may dash ever It. Apart from any
lonsidoration of sumptuary legislation , ono
if the greatest objections to a prohibitory
iquor law in that In many cases it tends to
voaken rather than to strengthen indivUnal
ihaiactor. It may , by its shelter , give soma
iiou opportunity to reform ; but it may also
e Uio ocna loii whereby the moral sonsiblll-
lc of ether man may bo blunted and tha
rovrlh of moral couniKO checked , Thosa-
aon which U cloajd because the mon who
r.i-0 uppoilod It no longer core to drink , la
inich morn tightly close * ! than tha one which
i shut booagsfl. of a prohibitory law ,
mlle customer * and proprietor ara all ook-
ng ways aud moans ot evading tlio law.
'omnuranoo is ono of the fruits of a reformed
odivldual life. That temperance Is bolter
fhlsh U the result of a man's ' refusal to go
stray when ho ha the opportunity than
tut which u duo * ololy to u luck ol oppor-
unity to bo tntcinporatii ,
It J'limHctl tlm
( Vi'r < i < M Trthune ,
The mugwumps haven't ' Voen n happy for
oar aselnco the publication of Bishop Peter -
or § sen.ion , mid when wo ecu how liltlo ( t
al < m BomotluiBs to m lto iiiiC ! TUinp Ijnnpy
.l lmo.t Hli.ful . to
> > Uro4.
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