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A8 a convention city , Omaha ngaln
displayed lior hospitality by entertain
ing the visiting Masons.
KEEP away from the Sioux reserva
tion. The settler who attempts to se
cure a quarter section In advance of the
opening will .have his labor for his
pains. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IOWA Is said to bo overrun with
t gophers , nnd a reward is'offorod for
ovcry ono killed. It is suggested that
Iowa simply pass a prohibitory amend
ment against gophers.
Mn. RiciiAiiD P. TIIKVJSI.LIOK told
the working-men of Omaha at his lec
ture to leave the excessive use ofi
strong drink alone. There is a world
of wisdom in these remarks , peculiarly
appropriate when men are out on h
Tins is a season of record breaking
by the monster steamships across the
Atlantic. The credit of making the
fastest passage either east or west belongs -
longs to the City of Paris , but it is
Lt probable that rivals will try to excel
: * ' that vessel's achievements. -
"HAIWONIOUS relations" are re
ported to have boon established bo-
"tween the English and American ropro-
eentativcs of the salt syndicates. If
'that moans nn international salt trust ,
the people of this country will flnd a
means to disturb the nicely adjusted
IT is an ill wind that blows nobody
good. The failure of the Do Lo&seps
f Panama canal has infused life into the
t Nicaraugua inter-ocnanlo canal project.
The pioneer expedition for the work of
constructing this enterprise has just But
all from New York and it remains to
bo soon what success will attend the
American capitalists despite the Do
; jLessops disaster still fresh in mind.
THE opening of the Texas spring
nalaco on May 29 to continue until Juno
' ' gO , at Port Worth , promises lobolin oc
casion memorable in the history of the
\ Lone Star suite. Preparations for the
great ovout have been going on for
months. An imposing exposition build-
Jng has boon erected to accommodate
the many varied products of the state.
' Invitations 1mvo been sent broadcast ,
nnd the attendance of prominent men
/from all parts of the country is assured.
_ 'ho exposition , moreover , is likely to
.RBsumo an international aspect with the
'Jprosonco of President Diaz , of Mexico ,
'who has signified his intention of com-
Ing. Texas will undoubtedly surpass
.torsolf in extending hospitalities to her
'Visitors , nnd the holiday about to bo
celebrated will have nn important bear
ing upon the great southwest.
IT is reported that the interior de-
ipartmont , profiting from the Oklahoma
fiasco , has boon quietly arranging to
throw open to settlement , early in
tTuno , a tract of some 11 vo hundred
.thousand acres in Dakota. The land is
known as the Port Sissoton reserva
tion , adjoining to the Sissoton Indian
preservation. It lies in Marshall county ,
( in the east central part of the terri
tory , and is fertile , well-watered and in
every way desirable for farming pur-
' § ) oses. The land is traversed by the
Chicago , St. Paul & Minneapolis and is
paslly accofslblo from all directions.
As it will bo subject to homestead
entry only and comprises much valu-
* ble timber country , the man hunger
ing fora farm can flnd a homo hero In
pompnrison with which Oklahoma is a
' THE report of tlio Connecticut board
ef education for 1888 , that illiteracy is
decreasing in that state , seems hardly
credible , In ono county , which was
ttakon as fairly representative , it was
'found that two-fifths of nil the children
receiving punllo instruction woreun -
blo to'writo , although some of them
had boon from nix to eight years in
eohool. Such a condition of affairs
would indicate that the public schools
In that fatato had fallen to a low ebb.
Uo doubt the investigations of the board
" will have the effect to awaken the people
ple of Connecticut to the danger. That
no of.tbe Now England Bkitos should
Jail BO low in providing education
vorthyof the name , and that state.
bove all , should be Connecticut ,
'famous ( or her great oollogM , la a burn *
iag disgrace to all Now England.
Excessive indulgence in liquor is by
no moans the. only form of Intompor-
nnco against which the battering rams
of moral reformer's should bo directed.
Intemperance in eating claims thou
sands of victims every year. Nobody
has yet proposed a law to abolish the
viands that impede digestion nnd cause
rheumatism , dyspepsia nnd hypochon
dria. Nobody has oven suggested that
wo shall punish the butcher , the baker ,
and the confcctlonor.
Licentiousness is n distemper that
has aflhcted humanity for fllty centuries.
The misery , brutality and crime that
have resulted from too much drink pnlo
into inslgnfllcanco in comparison with
the unutterable wretchedness , shocking
depravity and heinous crimes that have
as tholr prime factor illicit Intercourse
between the sexes. Embezzlements ,
defalcations , deadly diseases , suicides ,
infanticides , seductions nnd cruel mur
ders are for the most part traceable
to the intemperate love and lust.
Prom Samson's Delilah down to Miss
Bocchlor-King beautiful bad women
have exorcised the most baneful influ
ence and flllod our calendars with rec
ords of pollution , degradation and crime
that make humanity stand aghast.
But no social-evil reformer has boon
bold enough to suggest that wo abolish
woman. Nobody has yet declaimed
from pulpit or the forum against this
species of intemperance nnd advocated
an amendment to the constitution that
would stop women from Belling them
selves either with or without a mar
riage license. No radical social re
former has yet devised any scheme or
framed any law by which the constitu
tion of man and woman would bo so
amended as to make them proof against
the social vice.
There is intemperance oven in re
ligion. Our insane asylums count hun
dreds of persons bereft ol reason by re
ligious excitement. Some of the worst
maniacs have gone crazy over highly-
colored descriptions of the terrors of
hades. And yet nobody , not oven Bob
Ingorsoll , proposes to abolish religion
and religious worship. No ono has yet
suggested a la.v that would prohibit ro-
Hgious zealots , whether they bo priests ,
rabbis or dervishes , from trying to make
converts to their belief by the most in
temperate exhibitions of religious fer
Intemperance in talk , is almost as
dangerous as intemperate eating and
drinking. And wo know of no form of
intemperate talk more hurtful to public
morals than that indulged in by the
professional agitators of sobriety made
compulsory by cast iron laws. Those
intemperate temperance reformers Im
pose upon the credulous by reckless
misstatements nndfulmlnato | accusations
that have scarcely a shadow of warrant
in truth. They want to lire the popu
lar heart and make reputations for
themselves as the John A. Sullivans of
the prohibition arena. Above all things
they want to nuuco their lectures pay.
A fair specimen of this class , the Rov.
Sam Small has just favored Omaha with
a series of intemperate exhortations.
Ho was not content with pointing out
degradation , woo and vice .that spring
Ho did not take the trouble to cite
facts and figures to exhibit the enor
mous waste entailed uponlho industrial
classes by the liquor drinking habit.
But ho imposed on popular credulity by
glaring misstatements and stirred up
emotional fanaticism by distorting *
No ono will deny that the liquor
traffic is responsible for a largo share
of human misery. It is nn admitted
evil , and the great question with
right-thinicing men Is how to regulate
and restrict the evil.
If those intemperate agitators of com
pulsory sobriety could bo induced to
toll the truth they would bo forced to
admit that intemperance in drink can
no more bo abolished by .law than can
the social evil. It has cursed mankind
since the days of Noah and will survive
with the infirmities of the human race.
Temperance in all things is a virtue
for which the highest tpyo of man has
But that is not the ideal of Rov. Sam
Small or any other professional agita
tor of compulsory temperance. This
class of moral swashbucklers must sub
sist on intemperance. They are pul
verizing the rum power for dollars and
do not scruple about palming off fiction
for fact to keep the pot boiling.
THE ELECTRICAL AQE.
We are living in an ago of marvelous
developments. Every department of
human activity is strained to invent
new applications of latent power or im
prove on probont methods. There Is a
nervous tension to discover now fields
of energy , to subdue the elements ever
nnd under ground , nnd make ttiotn obe
dient to the will of man. Every year
adds something to the sum of human
comfort and happiness , placing at our
disposal now and startling applications
of mechanical arts and sciences , which
would be considered n quarter of a cen
tury ago as trenching on the miracu
lous. But this ago is optimistic , und
strange things create but u momentary
No field of activity and ingenuity af
fords such a wide range of possibilities
as electricity. Its scope is seemingly
boundless. From the time Franklin
demonstrated with his kite that atmos
pheric electricity could bo chained and
made subservient to man , till Morse
sent the telegraph message , "What
God hath wrought , " there was little
progress in qleoirlcal science. The people
ple of that ago wore not prepared for
the wonderful changes that man has
blnco wrought. The perfection of the
telegraph on land and sea , the tele
phone , the phonograph , electric light
ing in its various forms , electric rail
ways and the application of electricity
as a motive power , nro nil the gift of
genius to the present ago. And yet wo
ore only on the threshold of boundless
poaiibllltioa. In its application to the
industries it is practically in itsinfanoy.
No man can measure its resources or
prophesy its future. Quo thing Is cor-
talu , it U the rauntat aud material' '
light as well as the motive power of thi i
world , j
. The Utoit development of electricity j j
na n means of rapid transit is reported
from Boston. If On furthermost it shall
prove successful , it will revolutionize
railroading nnd practically annihilate
spnco. It Is described as "a process in
which the momentum of a cac passing
magnetic coils is utilized for the attain
ment of a speed greater than that of n
swallow and equal to that of a swift ,
which goes through the air at the rate
of two hundred miles an hour. " This
certainly Is ttio essence ot rapid transit.
It almost passes bollof , but when ono
considers the progress made nnd the di
verse applications ot this un'scon power
in the last twonty-llvo yours there is no
room for doubt. There Is no suoh word
as ( nil in the vocabulary ot electricity.
Exports say that the invention will do
even moro than Is claimed ( or It. It is
slmplo nnd cheap , a moro bngatollo
compared with the present cost of rail
But who wants to ho shot llko n canon
ball through space at the rate of two
hundred miles nn hour ? When
Robert Stophonson's first locomotive
won the prize sixty years ago ( or nttatn-
Inga speed of fourteen miles an hour.tho
people were astounded , nnd looked
uuon the builder as ono possessed , but
speed has increased with the growth
ant ! advancement of the world , nnd to
day sixty miles an hour is common on
all the main railroads In the country.
The Jarrott and Palmer train sped
across the continent , 3301 miles , on an
average speed of thirty-nine miles an
hour. Including all stops. Short dis
tance runs have boon ( roqucntly made
at the rate of seventy miles nn hour , n
speed frequently attained by the ice
boats on the Hudson river. Storms on
Mount Washington have registered a
speed of eighty miles nn hour. . In 1884
Count Carolyi's carrier pigeons flow
from Fosth to Paris at a rate of
ono hundred and fourteen miles
per hour , nnd swallows attain a speed
of ono hundred and fifty miles nn hour.
.AH those records are comparatively
.trilling with what electricity promises.
When Chicago is brought within two
and a half hours of Omatm , and the dis
tance to Now York traversed between
sunrise and sunset , surely the demand
for rapid transit will bo fully satisfied.
Truly this is the electric ago.
PROCEED IN THR USUAL WAY.
"Are there any non-partisan democrats ,
any non partisan republicans ? Are there
any men In-Omaha fit to bo members of the
school board , who have no politics at alii
This non-partisan business la all rot.
Proceed In the usual way and got the very
best men possible , and a good school board
will result. " Republican.
What is the usual way ? A dozen
ward bummers hold a caucus around a
boor table. They agree upon a delegate
ticket and "proceed in the usual way"
to elect it , by drumming up the
scum of the town to carry the
primary. Then the convention moots
and the delegates picked at the
caucus "proceed in the usual way" to
nnmotho man that will do thorn the
most good when ho gets into the school
board. Then a combine is entered into
by which the delegation is to throw its
solid vote to the man picked "in the
usual way" by the delegates from other
wards who are willing to join and nomi
nate their man. Then the convention
"proceeds in the usual way" to ballot for
the best men possible that is , the men
who can command a majority of the ward
strikers and heelers. And the output
of this political pot is a set of pothouse
politicians , who are bound in advance
by political obligation to convert the
patronage of the publio schools into
"Proceeding in the usual way" the
ticket as a whole is commended by par
tisan organs and the undivided supporter
( or aach and every candidate on the
yellow-dog ticket Is made a matter of
honor and principle. The party lash is
swung and voters are whipped into line ,
in the name of their respective parties ,
regardless of the fitness of the candi
The proof of tho. pudding is in the
eating. U proceeding in the usual way
will give us tbo best men , then why not
re-elect every member of the board
whose time is up ? They were all the
product of the "usual way. " But oven
the Jlepulliean contends that there
must bo a change.
Now , TUB BEE does not pretend that
anon-partisan school board must bo
made up of men who have-no political
convictions. Judge Wakoly is us much
a democrat as Dr. Miller ; but ho was
voted for and elected by republicans on
n non-partisan ticket. Judge GrolT is
as good a republican now as ho ever
was , but as ho owes his election to the
district bench to no party caucus or
convention bo remains entirely free
from party bondage and can exercise
his judicial ( unctions without restraint
This is prcclboly the' position which
members of the school board should
occupy. They should bo ( ree to exercise -
ciso their honest convictions and ignore
politics and political bosses in the man
agement of the publio schools. This
does not mean-that they must forswear
their party allegiance or discard tholr
It IB all very well to talk about pro
ceeding in the "usual way , " but so long
as our party machinery is contaminated
by barnacles and professional caucus
packers wo must abandon tbo usual
way and seek to elevate the standard of
our school management by non-partisan
ABOUT I'UIILIU PARKS ,
The extension of our park system has
become a matter of imperative neces
sity. The only problem with which our
park comtalHjfon is wrestling is how to
devise the ways and moans ( or the pur
chase of lands , nnd on what sculo
these parks shall bo laid out.
Before any stops are taken toward the
acquisition of lands that are to bo con
verted into jmrka and boulevards , the
commission very properly doslros to
ascertain how tax-paying citizens feel
with rogurd to park extension and
In order that public opinion may bo
intolligr-ntly uxorclsod in regard to the
area of parks of our loading cUton ,
tholr original cost , the mode of raiding
the piifjhaue money , nnd the
amount ? expended ( or their im-
prbvomaiit nn'd maintenanceTins BKK
will publish a series ot interesting und
Instructive loiters on parks nnd boule
vards. The first number ot thin series ,
which appears in this issno relates to
the parks nnd boulevards of St. Louis.
That city , as will bo seen by the
Btatlstlcs compiled b"y our correspondent
has nn nggregato oi over two thousand
ono hundred acrj laid out in publio
parks , ( or whlcb jSho ; has paid over two
million * * *
This will bo a revelation to many ,
if not most of our citizens ,
nnd St. Louis docs not occupy the load
ing position njrjqng American cities
that have invested upward of two
millions in parka And boulevards.
A careful perusal of the interesting
nnd instructive ( acts nnd figures pre
sented by our St , Louts correspondent
can not ( all to enlarge the views o ( our
citizens on the auostlon ot parks nnd
will provo suggestive to our park com
THK name ot Prof. Dolbcar is well-
known in scientific circles especially in
connection with his improvements of
the telephone nnd other electrical de
vices. His latest indention , recently
exhibited in Boston , gives promise of
revolutionizing the business of posl nnd
parcel transportation between cities
nnd has consequently oxcltod great in
terest. The device consists of n single
olovntod rail upon which a long narrow
box or car capable of holding n thousand
letters or parcels can run. At intervals
along the track are placed hollow cells
ol insulated wire charged with powerful
currents of electricity. Tlio car is itself
a magnet nnd the principle upon which
it operates is the tremendous ( orco
which a cell of wire through which a
current of electricity is passed is known
to exert in drawing nmngnot to its con-
tor. At ( roquent points along the
track those cells of wire are repeated
and connected go that a currant is
passed through thorn. The power in
the first cell is about one-half of one
horse power nnd then coils nro
so arranged that as soon as
the car or magnet is drawn
into the center of each , the power is
automatically cut off and the car-rushes
alonir to the next coil , the whole being
BO arranged that the motion is not only
continuous but extremely rapid. The
claim IE > made that the distance between
Now York and Boston can bo covered
by this portoloctric system in two
hours , and that the problem of rapid
transit ( or the transmission of the mails
is solved. The experiments so far have
boon eminently successful. If the de
vice can work in jopg distance as well
ns it does ever ash'oft'ono , there can bo.
no question butthat the necessary capi
tal to build and-perfact this system all
over the countryf wfll bo ( orthcoming.
THE death pjpthjo ( amous Laura
Brldgman , just announced from Boston ,
calls to mind tlrpxhistory of that remarKable -
marKablo porsonJ 'Whon two years o (
ago she lost sigHf'and hearing , due to
severe illness. Her Bonso of smell and
taste were destroyed , her speech was
impaired , and of her five senses only
that of touch i ranlnod. The edu
cation of Laura -gBridgman , begun-
at her oightli1 year t by the late
Dr. S. G. How'oyso' that she could
express her thoughts intelligently and
receive external impressions und com
munications , was the work of saving a
soul from everlasting night. The suc
cess of this task demonstrated , the progress -
gross science had made in the education
of unfortunates deprived of ono or moro
of the five senses. The Laura Brldgman
case has excited the admiration nnd
wonder of the scientific world. She hns
Deon made the study of psychological
and medical research , and considerable
light has been shed upon the mysteries
of life through the sixty years' existence
of this unfortunate woman , .
THE master mechanic of ono of the
shop divisions of the Wabash road re
cently issued an order to the effect that ,
all shop apprentices taken into the ser
vice of that road in future must have
passed the eighth grade examination in
the publio schools. The reasons for
this are apparent. It has boon ob
served , not only by this particular mas
ter mechanic , but by employers in other
industries , that boys who have received
a thorough elementary education are
hotter prepared to learn a mechanical
vocation than thobo whoso education
has boon moro limited. They learn
moro rapidly the details of their trade.
They are moro observant , moro indus
trious , and withal , gentlemanly in their
intercourse with tholr superiors and
their fellows. Suoh nn indorsement ,
coming from the "shops , " is oncour-
THE emigration of a number of Mor *
mons , reported to bo passing through
Montana Into Canada , would indicate
that settlements are to bo established
within tbo British provinces. The
movement moreover of several bodies
of Mormons into Mexico would likewise
show that the Saints are looking for a
haven of rest across the Rio Grando.
With colonies so far s.part it is quite
evident that tho.Mormons contemplate
no general exodusapithor from Utah or
from the UnitedStates. Their purpose
is plainly to cstablbmicommunitics and
cities of refuge'both in Canada and
Mexico , wbero refugees from either of
throe countries conldi flnd an asylum in
case of political6 rojjgjous persecution.
IT is not surprising that insanity is
added to tbo truIuW ovilsencompassthg
the DCS Molnos rlVerUahd settlors. The
wonder is that maHy'of ' them have not
boon driven to tl g'bal of , dpsoair sui
cide. Hounded ttiujQjarasaod by corpor
ate greed logalizciljby the courts , de
nied the protocti&ftjwliloh the govern
ment guaranteed to holders of its con
tracts , and threatened with forcible
ejection from their homos , it is not as-
stonishing that reason should full nhat-
to rod at the close of a long , exhausting
and fruitlcbs struggle. '
Tim grit and energy of Gladstone is
phenomenal. All human attempts to
suppress the grand old inan are futile.
Providence seems to liuvo selected him
as the loader of a grunt reform , nnd the
rush of cabs can not prevail against
him. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Trinli B 1'uelrjr ,
Atlanta ( .V < " ( u/uii. ( /
In the duyduwn of youth , when the
kindling vlilon swoops the plains of futurity
end sees only the blazonry of hopeful
promise , the younff man weds some damsel
on whose tender cUtok tbo dews o ( morn are
still n-trouiblo. Then coroo the years ot toll
nnd b\bor , the cares nnd tbo worries , the
Jo.Va and tbo disappointments. .
Man Is prcno to selfishness , nnd Is too
near-sighted to observe the hand that boars
the co61lng chalice to the fevered lips.- Hut
to the woman ho is all In all , She has not n
thought nlgbor than bis dear bead , for that
Is , to l.or , ns high ns heaven ,
Uut every day ho learns a truer nnd moro
unconscious appreciation of her devotion.
On the throsbhold of bis homo , bo It pnlnco
or cottage , ho expects to BOO her watting to
welcome him when tbo tolls of the day nro
There Is something In her very presence
something soothing and refilling. And
her voice is dearer to him than all the
melodies of earth nnd sea and sky combined.
A. President Who Thinks For Him *
* C/ifcfl0o Keuf.
The , Indiana republicans in Washington
nro said to bo as mad as hornets because the
president persists In doing things without
asking tholr ndvlco. It Is pretty rough that
the chief executive now nnd then presumes
to think for himself when there nro so many
able thinkers willing nnd oven anxious to
project a low thoughts into spnco for his
Not tlin Democratic Stylo.
ir/fiii8a / ( Democrat.
Governor .Eagle never uttered words
fraught with moro truth than when ho told
the people of Forrest Oily that they would
do well to invite baclt by publio resolutions
nny persons that bad been asked to leave ,
that this is n free country' and if any man
hns violated the law the proper course waste
to bring him before the courts and tmnish
him according to law.
Flvo Dollars 1'or Kiss.
Ono of the most fashionable of Philadel
phia physicians nlway ? Iclsscs his hand when
waving farewell to his wealthiest lady pa
tients : but some of thorn were comparing
notes tbo other day , and found that for visits
when ho kissed his hnnd ho charged $10 ,
while for others ho charged only $3.
Dnnn nnd the Democracy.
The leading peculiarity of Mr. Dana's sun-
shlno is that ho blacks the eyes oftcuor than
the boots of his party. Puck.
Brother Dann disdains to crook tbo knee ,
and fights from the level of the head ; an un
usual thing in democracy.
How does a town the size of Boston got
along with only 780 saloons ! It must fre
quently mnko a good many people late nt the
STATE PRESS COMMENTS.
The little paraginpu which has boon going
the rounds of tbo state papcri that the recent
rains were worth millions to the farmers ,
causes the Kenosaw C.vclono to remark :
"Corporations water their stock nnd make
millions , but it will take something else than
water to get the crops in the crib. "
Nebraska is coining to the front as a state
of lawlessness , according to the Kearney
Hub , and during the past year murder has
bcon alarmingly on tbo Increase. "In these
quiet days of the reign of law and.order , "
nays that paper , "ono is reminded of the old
frontier days , with the exception that then
the murderer ran nt largo instead of ns how
being arraigned and turned loose or Having a
mild punishment visited upon his devoted
bead. If the state would encourage the
hemp industry it might have a salutary ef
fect upon felons as well as add to the agri
cultural resources of the commonwealth. "
Tbo Nordcn IBoroalls , published within the
confines of Koya Paha county , thinks tbo
advertising that section has boon receiving
recently Is not very bencnclal. "There nro , "
it says , "many good honest people who do
not approve of the vigilantes , neither do they
approve of stealing stock for a livelihood ,
yet there can bo no neutral ground between
tbo factions. To forever settle the matter ,
wo suggest that a deputy United States mar
shal bo appointed in Koya Paha county , with
jurisdiction in tbo state of Nebraska and
The Kearney Enterprise has discovered
the secret of Rot Clnrkoon's presence In the
office of first assistant postmaster-general ,
nnd springs it on an unsuspecting public. It
is simply a plot to maito Senator Allison
president in 18S3 , BO tbo Enterprise says , and
"tho fact that Honjamln Harrison Is presi
dent and that ho gave Clarksonhis oppor
tunity for public service does not enter at all
Into these calculations. Men who are hun
gry for the presidency , nnd others who long
to bo the poWer behind the presidency , are
not particular what becomes of the ladder
by which they climb to place and influence.
Allison is bound for the white house via
Clarkson and the postofllce. "
Madison county's bill for criminal trials
this term of court figure well up Into the
thousands , and the Norfolk News announces
that "about the only result will bo to land
ono poor devil , who had very few frlonas , In
the pen. It will not bo any wonder if tax
payers in tbo future have a very poor opin
ion of tbo efficacy of courts and juries to pun
ish crime. "
. IN ANOLD'CHURCHYARD.
Chamber * ' Journal.
In one of England's sweetest spots ,
A little old cray church I found ;
Around It lies dear restful ground
God's garden with its sacred plots.
With myriad arms the Ivy holds
Its tlmo-wom walls In close amuruco ,
So Memory nometlmcs keeps a face
Half-veiled in tender misty folds.
With sleepy twitter nnd with song
Tbo tower , bird-haunted , is alive ;
In leafy nous they din and dive ,
hose tiny warblers all day long.
Like sentinels grown hoar with n n ,
DThucrumbllngbcadstonos ( Aianl the ( jravca
That softly owoll green voiceless waves ,
That will not break though tempests rage.
"Concerning them that are aslpop"
In this sweet , hamlet of the dead ,
In broken ( ontcncos I read
The record those old tablets Hoop ;
Each told Us tale , for hatb not Urlof
A voice whoso echoes never diet '
Adowu the ages , Kachel'a cry ,
Still rings o'er some God-gurncredsuoaf ,
MIne eyes , ne'er prodigal of tears ,
Did 1111 with such ns noemud to rlso
And drown the glory of the nkics.
O'er tbosu who'd alopt two hundred yo.ira.
AS OTHERS SEE US. .
Not an Ordinary Cleric.
t'liteaiio Time * .
An Omaha botql clerk has just committed
suicide ou account of a love nITuIr. This U
tbo only instance of the kind on rccoul. The
American hotel cleric as a rule falls in love
with himself lit an early ago and there Is no
evidence to show that ho ban ever proved
false or flclclo in utter Ufa , Tlio Omaha hotel
clerk must liuvn been acting as n nib or elao
the hotel was not conducted In metropolitan
i\n Ovation to Our filll.
Kanta Cllu Jmtrnal.
Colonel IJuffulo Hill Cody Is having great
success with his wild west show in I'urJx.
When the initial performance was given tbo
othotiday all the noted Parisians who had
received complimentary tickets were present.
Colonel Cody Is said to have received his
guests with easy urbanity , and the Frenchmen -
men treated him with the respect ( hie so renowned -
nowned n fighter , who had his revolvers and
bowloknlfo with him.
The fact that Omaha turnodout only about
1,800 voters on tbo occasion of an important
special election concerning the expenditure
of a largo amount of publio money Is not at
nil creditable to the people of that great city ,
It would not bo dlfllcult for a nmall contln
tlngcnt of bums nnd b'oclors to control elec
tions in the Interest of rank corruption If
this is a fair sample of tbo spirit of Omaha
pooplo. The bad men can always bo depend
ed to look after tholr Interests whether the
good citizens turn out or stay at homo.
A "Prohibition" Sunday.
Sioux City Jbtinml.
Council Blufis has a boom every Sunday.
Once u week it saps the vitals ot Omaha.
Bill Simula Alono.
Fanny Davenport has married again , Mrs.
Lnngtry talks of leaving the stage , Hobson
nnd Crane hnvo dissolved partnership , Edwin
Booth lias Just recovered from a serious ill
ness , and other nctors and actresses of note
have mot with unusual vicissitudes of fortune
recently. Almost the only eminent genius of
the histrionic stngo , In fact , who keeps the
oven tenor ol his way is the Hon. Bill Cody.
A Fragmentary Romance.
Setrcmt Democrat *
Wo noticed a young innn uass through
town the other day at a rate that meant dan-
Kcr to the many foot nassongors on our thor
oughfares , nnd ono of Kuby's ' hellos seated
by his side. Wo noticed the old man and
woman after them in a wagon , but whether
they overtook them or not wo did not learn
Cnrlll nnd Mary.
As wo stood on Court street , yesterday ,
chewing n toothpick , a couple of handsome
young Bohemians , named Corlll Bornasck
nnd Mary Andol , respectively , lavishly deco
rated with roses and pink ribbon , swept past ,
closely followed by a more elderly pair on
their way to Judge Connnt's ofllco. We fol
lowed the example of other gentlemen nnd
our natujal Inclinations and folio wed the fair
young couplo. llio Judea Is getting the bus !
ness down pat and the old mill ground out a
ceremony that made two souls unite as ono
to begin the voyage of lifo full partners in
the btrlfc , to shard equally the weal and woo
that Is inevitable and unavoidable on this
mun dane sphere.
Kisses a la Onion.
Kcarneu County Democrat.
Onion parties are fashionable in Ne
braska , Six girls stand In a row , while ono
bites a small chunk out of an onion and a
young man pays 10 cents for a guess as to
which ono it was. If bo guesses right ho
cots to kiss the other fl ve , but if ho doesn't
bo Is only allowed to kiss the ono with the
onion-scented bfcath. This nmnsomcnt is
said to. bo highly popular with Nebraska
A Nebraska Zephyr.
CMmncv Hock Transcript.
Last Friday afternoon In company with
Charley Bartow wo sot out to Interview some
of the Conner folks , und after wo crossed the
river wo noticed something was the matter
with the school house , and riding up to it
found that the wind had torn about two-
thirds of tlio roof completely oft , and even
broken the rafters-so some of the pieces were
only about a foot long , and _ toro down the
south gable cnfd , " tifrowing the ' 'brick in the
house upon the floor , leaving tbo north end of
the roof and chimney standing , and It also
blow some of the shingles off of the couuty
clerks ofllco. Eau said ho thought the whole
roof was going.
YVouiidrd a Mother's Pride.
How Is It ? She came bouncing through the
the sanctum door llko cannon ball , and
without pausing to say "How.d'yo do } " she
brought her umbrella down on the table with
a mighty crash , and shouted :
"I want to . "
you atop my paper. /
"All right , madam. "
"Stop it right now , too , " she persisted ,
wncklng tbo table again , and making the
cold chills run up our back , "for I waited
long enough for you to do the square thing. "
Slio quieted down for a few minutes , as wo
ran our finger down the list of names , nnd.
when wo had reached liar's and scratched it
out , she said :
"Thoro r now mobby you'll do as you'd
ought to after this , and not slight a woman
Jos' 'causa she's poor.
If some rich , folks happen to have a little
red-headed , bandy-legged , squint-eyca ,
wheezy squealer born to thorn , you puT ( It to
the skies nnd make It out an angel ; but when
poor people have n baby born you don't say a
word about It , oven if it's the squareit-toed ,
blackust-balred , blggest-hoaded , nobbiest
little kid that ever kept n woman awuko
nights. That's what's the matter with mo ,
nnd that's why I stopped my paper , " and
she dashed out as rapidly ns she came , leav
ing us under the conviction that wo wouUl
rather have the whole Frontier ofllue , com
prising the editor and devil , down hero on us
than to have her return.
A Colonrl'H Heroism.
Stilton jlilof i User.
Pont Sodorbcrg stood in front of his art
gallery and saw a runaway team dashing
wildly down Sounders avenue. A hundred
men stood In awe , held their breath , "but did
not stir. The Bloods dashed madly on und
the old dray at their heels rattlcuMIko a hall
storm. Colonel Soderherg gave ono last look
at his gallery of beautiful pictures , waived a
loving adieu toward his home on tlio hill , an J
with ono swift leap ho lamlbd In thut dray ,
seized the slackened rolns , yanked the truant
bronchos Into n comma , then n semicolon ,
then a full atop , nnun the ulnudlts of an ad
miring crowd of spuctolors ,
A/jrondorfoot's lilou of Heroism.
Viannnt Tribune ,
The editor of the Koirnuy Enterprise Is
but a tenderfeet in this section , but ho does
aumlro Nebraska pluck and sand. A news
boy who sells the enterprise In Hustings was
rudely ordered out of u business house the
other day , but In going ho kept tils back to
the door while ho covered the proprietor with
a gun. This so charmed the Enterprise that
It lias dubbed the boy a hero and will send
him a suit of clothes. This Is liable to re
sult In u carnival of crime. Other news
boys who soil that paper will probably go
about shooting people who rofmu to buy It
with the hope of drou-lnK u' ( told } Vitoh fur
Wo received a complimentary from PreiU
dcmv FOBS , of the Crotn Cliautuuqua ussom- '
by ! , In Jnnu and July , for editor nrd wife.
If the inducement of going to the 'Jhatituu.
qua , will move any fair danmol to ndopt the
ubovti title , our tlmnlis will bo ten-over duo ,
Mr. IToss , _
A Hrimnllininl Krror.
An editorial paragraph In yesterday's Hub
with rufuroncn to corruption In the Lincoln
city council created oomothlng of a local on-
saUon , all bcnaure the wicked comixiiltur .
dropped tlto wordj lncoln before "city couiij j
ell. " The Kearney city MJiioll Is all right
Fortifications havn been tbrawn uji around
the editorial sanctum , and tlio ofUM i * ta ft
THE PEOPLE WHO THINK.
Incidentally in nn nnnl.vsl * of tlio conduct
of Insurance companies In the Juno Forilm ,
Mr. Adolbort Ilnmllton contrast ! ) the econ
omy niul ofllcloney of the public scrvlco with
the economy and cftlclotiry of prlvnto bust *
ricss , nnd draws the conclusion thiit there li
less waste In public business. Ho maintain !
that In private , not in public enterprises nro
found the greater amount and degree of
wasteIlnoftlclcncy and corruption ) and of
this truth Insurance furnishes signal proof.
The frauds and failures of private buslnox *
must bo considered as well as the corruption
and Jobbery of tjovcrnmouis. There wore at
tbo close of 1SS7 , In the hands of receivers ,
103 insurance companies In the Uriltod State * |
and CSO companies fatiod or retired In about
fifty year * . Of tho8S3llfo Insurance coin-
panics organized In the Unltod States only
forty-seven are yet alive. About four thous
and abortive or Insolvent Insurance concern *
can bo counted slnco the beginning of the
business In this country. Eight hundred
assessment organizations have collected dues
from'their members and loft them In
the lurch. This Is the record of
"private enterprises" in Insurance
In the United States. Who , ho'
asks , canrcstlmato the frauds and losses be
hind itt And ho addst "Our government
history will bo searched In vain to flnd In
the management of public schools , water
works , fl ro apparatus , postal service , or any
other branch of government work similar to
insurance In quantity and conditions , an
amount of failure and fraud equal to that
disclosed by the history of iusuranco alone. "
The fact that such n baseless speculation
as "Christian sclonco" con flnd believers
shows that what Is referred to as the fancy
of the multitude for theories which eave
thorn trouble and minister to tholr love of
the marvelous has not yet dtsappoarod from
the world , says n > writer In the Popular
Science Monthly for Juuo. The fascination
for holding odd notions seems to bo n weak
ness of the Jiunmn mind that Is hard
to eradicate. Such beliefs have been
pretty well driven out of chem
istry , physics , zoology , nnd other
fields of sclonco whloh can bo thoroughly
investigated , and they romatn only
In psychology and modlclno , dealing -
ing with the living human or
ganism , which cannot bo freely experi
mented upon. Human credulity has been
greatly lessened by the march of sclontlflo
enlightenment , and what remains has taken
on a now form. In earlier times It delighted
in the supernatural , now It revels In its own
false ideas of the natural. Then It trusted
the revelations of self-appointed prophets ,
now it pins Its faith to the slip-shod reason
ing of sham Investigators. Solcnco has done
such wonderful things of late that a cortaln
class of people , including many of excellent
Judgment in other fields , has coma to bollovo
any marvels put forth under its name. Hence
wo have a modern class of mystery-mongers
which will flourish until the spread of scien
tific culture has diffused the power of ills-
criminating against science and base Imita
tions of science.
There Is nothing in history mnro touching
says the Now York Herald than the martyr
dom of the Rov. J. Dnralon do Vcustcr ,
whoso death has been announced by tele
graph. Sixteen years ago this horolo young
Belgian prost landed on the rocky Island of
Molokat , in tho' Hawaiian group. His honrt
was filled with a profound pity for the
abandoned lepers. Stories of the horrible
immoralities practiced in a pestilential com *
rannity , where there was no low and no
religion , had reached his oars. Ho yearned
to raise the cross there and preach the tender -
dor message of Christianity to tlio ransomloss
captives of leprosy. " Father Damlon know
that certain death n waited him. Ho knew
that his comely body would bo polluted by
the most dreadful disease known to man.
But ho went to his post with a sinllo on his
face and sweet words on his lips. Ho found
a damned company t wailing In the utter
most depths of physical and moral
degradation. Distinctions of ago and
sex were obliterated. Gaunt misery
stalked among thl > dying wretches. There
homes were fit only for wild beasts. With
the advent of the priest order was brought
out of chaos. Soon the hush of piety suc
ceeded the savage ravels of the hopeless and
friendly lepers. Llttlo whitewashed cottages
arose. Pretty gardens began to bloom.
Christian hymns trembled up from the lost
men and women. The peace of consolation
brooded over the island. Who shall say
what the kind ministrations of Damien were
to the hundreds of ostracized human beings
in far away Molokai or with what holy devo
tion ho soothed the dying hours of
strangers ? At last the good man wns
marked by the inevitable brand of
nature. Ho was a leper too to bo
shunuod by all on earth save those around
him. Slowly ho perished , doing what hi ]
could to case and comfort his flock wbilo yet ,
ho was yet alivo. Su ch an example ought to
silence the man who cries out against the
nineteenth century. No ago and no race hat
produced a more supreme typo of unsolllst
heroism. Canonization can add nothing to
the glory of Eathor Damlon.
The agitation for a Rhortor workday has
assumed greater proportions during the .past
six months. than over before , says T. V.
Powdorly's panor , the Journal of United
Labor , nnd the question is being dally dis
cussed from pulpit and rostrum by profess *
ors , students , and tbo workers thomsolvos.
The newspapers are aovottng columns to its
consideration , and a knowledge of matters
industrial Is boiug thus diffused among tbo
people much more rapidly than at any pre
vious period in the history of the labor
movement in America. One result of this
agitation Is seeu In the recent passage of an
eight-hour law by the legislature of Indiana.
Hut statute laws will never bring about a
shortor'workday. The courts of nearly all
States have repeatedly declared any law unconstitutional -
constitutional which interfered with the
right of Individual contract , nnd Indiana's
enactment can only bo miylo applicable to
employes of the commonwealth. Labor will
never secure shorter hours until she bos her-
sol'devised a practical plan for putting the
scliomo Into operation without injury to
the employer or the vast multitudes
of workers. How this ls to
bo accomplished with the least amount of
friction is the problem of tbo hour. Publlo
sentiment in to-day with the workers In their
demand for more time to rest , recreation , and
intellectual development and less hours of
unceasing toll ; but , to retain that sympathy
and accompanying Influence , organized labor
must bo careful to take no stop not war *
runted by justice , ana especially must euro
bo taken to avoid the commission of any
wrongful nets. Many of those who are just
now discussing this question from the stand-
> olnt of the employer of labor cither willfully -
fully or iKiiorantly mil-state the position of
organized labor by assuming that a demand l
urblttarlly madu for eight hours' work and
ton houri * ' pay , This Is not true. The wage
question is one of secondary consideration
entirely. What la bolug sought now is the
universal acknowledgment of eight hours
us u day's work in all departments of pro
ductive Industry. "With the nut-plus labor In
employment wages wjll taku care of them-
oolvo- * . When labor is scarce the tendency
of wage * U always upward , but with ten
men Inaktag for every vacant position it la
ea y to ici ) it at only perfect organization
und almost superhuman effort con maintain
even ttio pronent rate.
Styllih spring suits uro made up in India
bined with velvet sr molr * .
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