Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 23, 1889, Part I, Page 4, Image 4

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AMKUICAX Iloitsi : 1ms impressed the
Sioux commissioners at Pine nidge
with the fuel that ho has good horso-
nA successfully weathered a
poacorul revolution , and a Capo May
belle eloped with her father's French
cook. Llfo is worth living.
Titnitu is cause for much rejoicing in
the announcement that Senator Black
burn did not pull Senator Chandler's
oars. Peace again perches on the
granite hills , and Kentucky is spared
the expenses of a funeral.
THE wheat harvest , this year , prom
ises to equal , if not exceed , the creat
record of 1884 , when flvo hundred and
thirteen million bushels wore harvested.
The aggregate acreage is the greatest
since 1884 , and the condition of the
growing crop is all that could bo de
AN ox-assemblyman of New York
city is at urosont confined in the
Queen's county jail on the charge of
stealing lunches from a hotel. The un
fortunate man is to bo pitied , rather
i *
than condemned. Thathsltis a clear
example of how strong the ruling pas
sion is after once the legislative habit
has boon acquired.
THE farmers of the state do not appro-
elate bho full value of the flax crop. In
addition to realizing a snug sum from
the seed , the liber , properly \vovon and
greased , -possesses all the persuasive
power of hemp as a specific for crime.
The number of foul murders recently
committed in the state opens up a rich
field for the llax industry.
THIS money has boon raised for lay
ing a telegraphic cable from Snn Fran
cisco to the Sandwich islands. From
that point it is merely a question of a
short time when telegraphic communi
cation will bo established with Japan ,
China and Australia. Wo shall have
nn electric gtrdlo around the world
within the next three years.
ARIZONA propobes to hold a constitu
tional convention next winter for the
purpose of giving expression to the
movement for statehood. The people
of that territory possess the rare fac
ulty of getting what they go after. If
they cannot got statehood pcacably ,
they nro fully competent to "hold up"
the union and walk in without an invi
THE fame of the American engineer
Is evidently not circumscribed by the
Atlantic seaboard or Pacific slope. The
recent completion of a great railroad
prldgo across the Uawkesbury river , In
Australia , is a tribute to his genius.
While the contract secured for building
c. now artificial harbor at Yokahoma , in
competition with the engineers of Eng
land and Franco , speaks well for his en
terprise and ability.
THE graduates of the Omaha high
school will listen , to-day , to what cor
responds In colleges to the baccalau
reate sermon. Within iv few days they
will colobrnto their commencement , and
the ceremonies peculiarly nppropriato
to close their school days. The occasion
is ono ot hopefulness where tlio future
looks radiant and the world as inviting
as a garden of roses. This should there
fore bo a red-letter wool : for those
young people , and they will look back
upon it in years to come aa a pleasant
laud mark in their lives ,
THF.UE is a striking contrast between
the assessment of railroad property in
Douglas county , Nebraska , and PotUi-
wattninio county , Iowa. The returns of
the Iowa board show that there are ono
hundred and twenty-five miles ot rail
road in the latter county , with an as
sessed valuation ot ono million seven
hundred thirty-four thouBand ono hun
dred and sixty-four dollars , or a fraction
Joss than fourteen thousand dollars per
tnllo. In Douglas county the state board
reports ono hundred and six miles ol
roa"d , valued at seven hundred and soy
only-six toousand and eighty-throe dollars
lars , or an average of seven thousand
three hundred aud twenty-one dollars
per mile , nearly halt the assessed valua
tion in Iowa. This is a remarkable con
trast to say the least. It shows that the
railroads hava few profitable friend :
in oftlco In Nebraska.
Boston hns recently opened a great
playground for her school children in
ono of the largo parka ot the city. It
consists of thirty acres , arranged for all
kinds of slinplo , healthful , children's
panics , nnd on the occasion of its dedi
cation tiino thousand school children
participated in the exorcises. Tnls
txdmtrablo oxnmplo is to bo fol
lowed in Brooklyn , whore n society
has boon organized for the pur-
uoso of securing action by the
city authorities for the establish
ment of playgrounds for tno children.
Referring to the Boston playgrounds ,
the Advertiser of that oily Bays : "Why
should not every city provide some
simple , wholesome and inexpensive
amusement for its llttlo folks ? Play Is
no less necessary to a boy or girl than
pure air or nutritious food. It Is an in
dispensable condition of health. No
ono doubts , or Iho number who doubt is
small , that a municipality does no
moro than its duty in main
taining a board of health
whoso functions include the oversight
of drainage , attention to the sanitary
state of dwellings , and efforts to pre
vent contagion. Kvon putting aside all
considerations of youthful pleasure , and
regarding the subject in its bearings
upon public health , thoroare , strong
reasons for claiming that aueh , an in
stitution as the playstoad la required in
order to promote the public health.
The wise physician will not hesitate to
predict that the death rate among chil
dren might bo noticeably diminished if
every boy and girl in the crowded cen
ters of population "could have a spacious
playground. "
The reasons for such an Institution in
Boston or Brooklyn are doubtless much
moro urgent than in smaller cities like
Omaha , particularly in the matter of
the health of the children , but from
the standpoint of pleasure and morals a
children's playground would bo found a
good thing in every considerable city.
It would attract to the enjoyments of
its privileges hundreds of children
who must otherwise find their plonsuro
in the streets and among associations
moro or less corrupting and demoraliz
ing. There is a suggestion for our park
commissioners in the action of Boston
in providing a place specially dedicated
to tlio play and pleasures ot its children.
While they are considering plans for a
system of parks they may wisely and
properly give borne thought to particu
lar provision for the enjoyment and
welfare of the children of Omaha ,
the number of whom not a
great many years t > cnca will bo as largo
as the juveniln population ot Boston is
at this time. Undoubtedly piny-grounds
for children will in a few years bo an
institution of most of the large cities of
the country. The plan has everything
to commend it. Omaha is about to take
its first s op in establishing "breathing
places" for its population , and among
the valuable suggestions il will receive ,
that which Boston has just furnished
should receive the careful consideration
it obviously merits.
Statistics show that suicide is in
creasing in nearly all countries with
terrible rapidity. In the July number
of Tiie Popular Science Jfonthly , Dr.
Charles W. Pilgrim presents a study of
the subject of voluntary death , pro
ducing the statistics of two French in
vestigators which show that in most
European countries the number of
suicides to each million inhabitants has
within various periods of from twenty
to sixty years generally doubled , and
in some cases troblod. Austria ,
Prussia , the smaller Gorman
states and Franco show the larg
est increase , while Italy , Spain
and Ireland show the lowest number.
England docs not show the alarming
increase of the leading continental
countries , on account , it is supposed , of
her moro settled social condition. The
French statisticians express a doubt as
to the reliability of tlioir statistics
showing an increase of suicides in the
Uuftcd States , on account of its rapidly
increasing population , but Dr. Pilgrim
thinks that any ono who will pay atten
tion to the subject will bo convinced
that a marked increase is annually tak
ing place in this country.
Besides dissipation , reverses of for
tune and overwork , love , jealousy
and remorse play an important
part in the etiology of self-destruction.
The statistics presented show that mules
oxcocd females in the proportion of
four to ono. Other interesting facts are
that when .marriage is childless the
number of suicfdes is doubled in men
and trebled in women , and that mater
nal love diminishes the number of sui
cides among widows with children by
ono-third over those of childless unions.
While the excess of male over female
suicides is true in general , Dr. Pilgrim
says it certainly is not the case in those
who are insane. His own experience
has led him to believe that suicidal
tendencies in the insane nro quite
as frequent among women ns among
men , and the former frequently show
the moro determination and persis
tence. In the outside world men load
more exciting lives and are subject to
greater mental strain than women , nnd
it la therefore natural that they should
moro frequently resort to suicido.
Another probable reason for the com
parative infrequency of suicide among
women is that they are hotter endowed
with religious fervor and possess n
larger share of hope. Only in India
and Japan does this rule fail to hold
good , the number of suicldos among
women in those countries being twice
as great as among men , a fuel which
boars striking witness to the hard
ships of woman's lot in countries re
moved from the inlluencea of civiliza
tion.Tho months in which the fewest sui
cides occur , as shown by tlio statistics
are October nnd November , while the
greatest number occur in April , May
and 'Juno , July and September alsc
have a goodly share , the latter possess
ing a peculiar fascination for women. .
This refutes Die old idea that suicides
occur most frequently in damp ant
gloomy weather. Another remarkable
factls that the progressive increase and
decrease in the number of suicldoi
coincide with the lengthening am
the shortening of the days. It is alsu
on established fact that the mort
rugged natures ot men impel them to
seek coarser means of solf-dostruotlon.
such ns the revolver , the razor and the
rope , while women , on the contrary ,
seldom resort to measures which they
Ihink will disfigure them , and there
fore most frequently nook death by
poisoning , asphyxia , or drowning. Con
sidering the question , Is suicide an
evidence of insanity ? Dr. Pilgrim says
cases innumerable might bo eltod where
persons of undoubted sanity have com
mitted suicide for tlio purpose of escap
ing punishment , fluttering or disgrace.
In fact , a great many of the suicides of
which wo daily road , probably the ma
jority can not bo considered duo to
cerebral diseases , but must bo looked
upon rather as the result of social hnvs ,
combined with false training nnd edu
The recently published report of the
board of health of Now York city sup
plies statistics showing that during the
past eight years there has boon no-
crease in the average number of sui
cides in that city , although Iho popula
tion has boon steadily increasing , and
the fact Is attributed to the moral effect
of the law enacted in 1831 making
ah nttompt tit suicide a crime. The
majority of suicides in Now York tire
persons of foreign birth , the proportion
being two-thirds foreign and ono-third
native. The Germans , and more es
pecially those from the northern part
of the Gorman empire , head the list ,
and about two-flflhs of the number of
suicides are Germans. Italy nnd Ire
land show u falling olT. while Bohemia
and Belgium show nn increase. The
list of suicides for Ihe past three
months shows no ono of English birth ,
nor was there a suicide among the
enormous Hebrew population , drawn
chiolly from Russia , Hungary
and Poland. The number of suicides
in Now York among thoao born in the
United States is relatively lower than
it used to bo , nnd there are feW cases of
self-destruction among colored men or
colored women.
The fact that the advance of popular
enlightenment and the increase in all
the advantages of a higher civiliv/vtion
do not diminish the number of parsons
who sock relief from the "slingd and
arrows of outrageous fortune" in self-
destruction , but , on the contrary , the
lists of such annually grow larger , may
well challenge the earnest attention of
moralists and .siHologlsts.
American methods and manners ara
taking .strong root in England. There
is a harmony of design tmd detail in the
oiHciul acts of both countries which evi
dences a common parentage. T.vo re
cent events illustrate this striking sim
The Duke of ISdiiiburg , while playing
the role of admiral othis mother's navy ,
sent ono of his majesty's high-priced
ironclads to the bottom , oil the coast of
Malta. The wreck was tlio result of in-
competency and royal imbecility , and
popular sentiment demanded that the
duke should bo tried and punished
like the commonest mortal. This
cry did not meet with royal
favor. The iluko wits ordered home
to receive his reward , was greeted
with honors duo a hero instoal of a
wrecker , and instead of being court-
martialed , was decorated by ins mamma
with the Order of the Biith.
A year ago a prominent public oltichil
disappeared from Chicago. Ho had
robbed the public treasury , rioted on
the wealth of the community , and lied
to Canada when exposure came. In
dictment , trial and conviction had no
terrors for him. Ho bided his time ,
knowing that its mellowing effect would
sooner or later work out his salvation.
And ho was not mistaken. Tlio success
of his rascally methods and his remark
able csciipo made him friends among that
largo and growing class which looks
upon money , however obtained , as the
Omega of human endeavor. Disreputa
ble deeds wore forgotten , witnesses dis
appeared and the sharp tooth of justice
was plucked out by purse'vorlng friends.
Returning to his native shoroa , a few
weeks ago , his former prosecutor
greeted him cheerfully , and escorted
him into court like a returned con
queror. Even the judge could scarcely
restrain his enthusiasm until n trilling
fine was imposed. Ho further honored
his guest by adjourning oouit and join
ing with the crowd in congratulating
the victorious crook.
These instances servo to show that
American progress finds worthy imitat
ors in the old world. America has her
McGuriglo , England her Duke of Edin-
burg. What moro is needed to cement
the friendship of the English speaking
nations ?
The educational facilities of America
will boon bo materially augmented by
the addition of throe great universities
which create an epoch in the educa
tional world. They are the Stanford
university at Palo Alto , California , the
Clark university , at Worcester , Massa
chusetts , and the Rockefeller university ,
soon to bo erected in Chicago. All those
institutions have boon richly endowed
by the gift of millions , and will embrace
in their purpose the higher education
of our people along the lines of intellec
tual progress. Great expectations are
built on the Buccossof the Stanford uni
versity , which is to carry out the prob
lem of industrial education on u grand
scale. It will bo the first university to
cast of ! traditional exclusive literary
training and give pro-eminence to in
dustrial art. The Clark university , ol
Worcester , which opens its doors this
fall , is planned much after the
Johns Hopkins university , of Balti
more. Its purpose will bo to
maintain the highest possible
academic standards and give the best
inducements for research into the sci.
enccs and arts. It will freely utilize
the experiences both of Europe und
America , and will adopt now measures
and innovations helpful to the highest
needs ot modern culturo. For that
reason Clarlc university will supplement
rather than duplicate the work of the
best colleges of the east , and thus se
cure their good will and support. Of
the aim of the Rockefeller university
of Chicago no definite scheme has boon
as yet devised. Nevertheless , it is
likely to become ouo of the loadinc
colleges of the west , nnd to follow out
to a great oxtonLtuD evolution in edu
cation now in P80 < h"0s3 , nol nlono in
America , but In Europe. Certainly no
moro signiflcmit.'proof can bo given of
the progress ol tljbl American people
than in the fouiftlliig of universities of
this character 41
Tins growth of loan nnd building as
sociations in tl > F United States during
the past few years nas boon phonomo-
* nnl. It is estimated , in the absence of
reliable olllchtl datnnlito to the fact that
many of the states dfnotoxorclso super
vision ever building associations , that
their number is not loss than three
thousand , with a capital of at least two
hitndiod millions. Tno opportunities
afforded to men of limited moans to
acquire a , comfortable home through
these associations have made them deservedly -
sorvodly ropular. They have consequently
quently boon of great bonellt , and apart
from exceptional cases have been man
aged with rare skill and judgment.
That they will continue to multiply and
increase tholr usefulness there etui bo
litllo doubt. What is pDCullnr nnd re-
marknblo moreover about those build
ing associations is that they are con
fined to no particular sacllon of the
country. They are found in tlio thickly
settled cities of the east as well as in
the rapidly growing towns of the west ,
and thnir inlluunco Is moro potent in
Now York , Philadelphia and Boston
than in Chicago , Minneapolis or
Omaha. Jn view ot the grout sums of
money entrusted to building associa
tions , the various states nro propsrly
taking cognizance of Ihoir o.vidtonco.
Laws have been mused bringing their
operations under the supervision of
state ollicors and in other ways making
thism as much amenable to the hw s as
savings banks and other fiduciary
trusts. The extension of state control
ever building associations , while it may
hamper their freedom of action , is
ncvertholosj a protection to the .share
holders and for that reason is regarded
with favor.
Till ! controvorsv between the Union
Pacific and the locomotive ongineeers
and liremcn has undergone a change
for the better , and there is reason to
believe Unit a peaceful settlement will
bo had. Wo congratulate the brother
hoods on this favorable turn of affairs.
A. settlement of thu arbitra
tion will materially ntrengUion the
orders in the estimation of the public ,
and remove the danger of a strike ,
which would have been costly if not
( liustrous to the company and the men ,
and to the entice1 s\vest. The action
will exert a far-teaching influence in
favor of arbitration ns a just and hon-
or.iblo means of settling controversies
between labor aijd capita ! .
THK death of Johtt'oubert ' , the noted
Boston actor , rouioVoa from the stage
ono of its brightest ornaments ana ono
of its truest gentlemen. For the nast
quarter of a conUiry Hhis gifted man delighted -
lighted the audionccs of New York and
Bo-.ton ospeoiailyjjwj h his line dolini-
ation of the characters ) found only in
the classic old faahoyl. comedies. Hia
Sir Peter Tea7.le. in "The School for
Scandal , " and his * Sir Anthony Abso
lute in "Tho Rivals" were unsurpassed
and hs ! name will bo associated with
his creations as closely as that of Booth
with Hamlet , or Salvini with Lear.
Tin : wearisome struggle between the
syndicate and the Bottlers on the Dos
Monies river hinds is no nearer settle
ment than during Cleveland's adminis
tration. The hopss of the settlers are
now centered on congress , and it is con
fidently expected that a bill will bo
p.isseJ to compensate them. There is
reason to' believe that President Harri
son agrees with Cleveland on the legal
aspect of the caso. and relief can only
como through an appropriation to pay
for improvements on the land.
Hiv "tJoi . "
\v n > Tocctlior.
St. LoHlt'dlulic-Dsmnrrat.
"Get together" is the present rallying cry
of tlio democrats. I et somebody call out
"What'll you tnkoi' and ace how rapidly
they will concentrate.
l null Successful.
Hnlttmme Ameitean ,
High licunso it strong because it is practi
cal. It is .supported because its effective-
lies'- bus been proved. It gains headway
because it is an acknowledged success.
\Vouniloil by I'l-ctoirlcd Friomls.
Kama * Mtii Jirtniil.
Ireland has many times in tlio past suffered
deeply Irom these whom she had a ricrbt to
expect wore her friends , and thn Cronln case
is another example of it. She may well
say , "Save mo from my friends. "
OlijcolR to Holnc Swallowed.
I'lithulclplita Heconl.
The eeneral verdict of the democracy ap
pears to bo Unit there is room enough in the
party for Mr. Samuel Jacltson Handall , but
not enough room In Mr. S.unucl Jack&ou
for the party.
ProlUlu JUr. WooJriiff.
intf/ilii'j.'im / 1'iut.
From the multiplicity of Ills confessions
as to who Itlllea Dr. Cronln , the haunting
suspicion burrows in , the public br.iln that
the Hon. Horsethiefj YVpodruff is working on
space rates. _ i _ _
i it 1 1
An KxpciLSlvti Ijiixury.
According to a' ' Atntcinent by Governor
Beaver , it costs VL < iQartor of n million of
dollars to call tlio , Poniiylvunla | legislature
together in extra' ' jiessjon. If it costs so
much to harness < up a tram of this kind ,
what must it cost to Vldolln it ?
Education is Uu.iiop ulur In Georgia.
Atlanta , ( , Vn tiiloii. ( ( (
Wo are not ready for-compulsory educa
tion , and the masses of our people never will
bo reaiiy for a Byston Which comjxjls them
to board and clotlia iojijhHdrcn of the poor
and thriftless durin a spliool year of thirty-
flvo weeks , < '
Truth liiMwocn the Lines.
Ctitcaqo Trtljune.
Christopher Columbus is about to bo hon
ored by * u now and elegant { monument in
Now York city.
* A proposition for.
( Design for a.
AVlint AVe llnvo Gained at Berlin.
San Franctoco CUronMe.
Whether Mallctoa is reinstated or whether
Germany receives a money Indemnity IB
ttornothlufc which really concerns the United
States but llttlo , except Insomuch as those
things form part and parcel of the country's
proposed programme of status nnd arrange
ment. The great point Is that this country
has shown n settled foreign policy , nnd that
It Is m such n position thnt when It makes
any decided demands nnd backs up those de
mands by an unswerving exposition of tholr
Just'co they m-G bound W bo respected , tflicro
Is no buncombe In all this , It Is the proof of
the country's ' self-respect ; It Is the preserva
tion of our dignity ns n nation.
A Kortuimto nilstmrt.
SI. l.nuli lltiwlMe.
"Tho Lord mndo mo nnd then lost the
pattern , " says the Hov. Sam Small. Thanks
bo to the Lordl
The Ilnvtirn Halr-1'tilllr.E.
CJitcaao 'Hmut.
Although Mr. Hlpnolyto 1ms taken to Iho
hllU of Hnytl ho Is null very much In the
ring , nnd Mr. Lcgltlmo doesn't mnko very
much progress in crushing out his following.
In tlu ) Interest of humanity Undo Sam should
step in nnd put nn end to the bnrbnrous affair
by knocking Hlppol.vto's mid LcRltlmo's
heads together till they couldn't think. But
Undo Sam Is selfish old chap who doesn't
tnko very much interest in outside humanity
even in his kindliest moods.
Not n \ilr l Shnlcp.
That Missouri ilostor who has challoncrod
hU neighbor , n lawyer , to a duel with boxvio
knives to settle n dispute concerning n recent
game cf biso : ball , is clearly seeking a menu
ndvantngo. It is much ns if the lawyer were
to challenge the doctor to u lawsuit In n
branch of leal prastico wherein the lawyer
was nn oiurt. |
A Morn Appropriate Term.
Cftinta * TribHHt.
Tno chnngo of the word "Indications" to
"forecast" in the dully oftlci.U bulletin of the
signal .Horvico department has not boon fol
lowed by any soothing influence on the
wojithcr. hi point of fact the weather up-
poara to grow inora hardened , reckless , nnd
wiswblo every day. Lot General Grooly
try the word "gucsaua" nwhllo.
The tlitnnlcr Simility.
Cfncfnn-itf UiiminmtiWattttc.
The Indiana supreme court decided thnt
Sundry shaving and hair cutting are networks
works of necMsily. LJoot blacking nnd bath
ing will prob.ibly como next under the list of
luxuries thnt van bo dispensed with. How ,
then , about smokiiu ; ami reading newspapers ,
nnd eating restaurant meals nnd riding on
the cms to church ! It is possible the reform
will advunco so far ns to strike n btono wall
und rebound.
Growl ni : Uncle.vnrd. .
lfanvi ( " ( ( [ / Timti.
A Kansas prohibition nowspuporsecsmuch
comlort in the Pcnnsylvntiin election , nnd
declares that "n vitnl
solemnly ( living princi
ple can not bo lightly sot nsldo , nnd it will
bo successful in n few years. It has taken
root , it is bolng watered by the precious en
deavors of good men nnd women everywhere ,
.who wori : without money nnd without price. "
Thirty years iiio ( Pennsylvania dofsutcd pro
hibition by 30.0JJ majority. Lost Tuesday the
majority ngtiinst prohibition was nearly
two hundred thousand. At this rule ,
how soon will this vital principle show re
sults of rooting und watering )
It is quite evident thnt the Nebraska bank
ing law is sure death to wildcats.
Four casks of imported wino hnvo escaped
through the Oiiiuhn custom house. The
quantity is tint sufilcient , however , to ma
terially diminish the printing of foreign la
bels at home.
With Khodo Island piled on Pennsylvania
nnd both piled on prohibitionists , it is nbout
time for these misguided agitators to pause
and inquire ' 'Water wo here for ? "
That nncient and thrilling conundrum ,
"Weather nro we drifting , " has lost its po
tent charm in Omaha.
Tncro has not been an open ruction in the
county bonrd for nearly two weeks , nnd the
English language is gradually convales
After n brief but interesting experience ,
Alderman Ford proposes to retire from the
banking business nnd devote his entire time
to thu interests of the city.
The dully literary efforts of the slsn
service bureau nro to bo rcchristcned "fore
casts. " The new title will not change the
quality nor increase the quantity of truth
which occasionally percolates through the
bulletins. With the public they will remain
"improbabilities. "
One hundred nnd tlfty thousand dollars of
hard government dollars nro nbout to bo
blown Into the Missouri at this point. There
is no moro effective way of disposing of the
surplus. It will prevent an overflow of the
treasury nnd nn overflow of the Missouri ,
nnd produce n few delightful golden eddies
in locnl pockets.
It Is now in order for the Sioux to christen
' 'Muii-Afraid-of-His-IInir. "
Crook .
General - - - -
Thu fact that there is not enough hair on las
pate to whet n sculp knife gives him peculiar
influence ever the redskins , who look upon
u bald bend ns , the essence of "bad medi
cine. " The average Indian Is level-headed.
Unterpriso nnd generosity nro cbnractcr-
istics of the street sweeping contractors.
They don't care n continental for expense , if
they can sncurn the approbation of the pub-
lie. l ow nnd novel improvements nro nbout
to bo introduced. Plush nnd velvet night
caps nro to bo placed on the brushes , so as
to turn the soul-harrowing whirr of the
machine into n soft , seductive lutlnby for
the solo benefit of the slumbering _ nris-
tocracy of St. Mary's avenue. Hereafter
street sweeping will bo n serenading party
a Houlnngcr march in mellow tones.
The report thnt Icnuorgs have made tholr
appearance on the Atlantic is premature ,
At last accounts Charles Francis Adams
was In Hoston.
The Volupuk club , of Boston , is about to
.disband , being un.iblo to find n president
possessing the necessary versatility to ehapo
its destinies. It is unfortunnto that Sulll-
vnn is temporarily engaged in an effort to
An eastern weather prophet predicted a
vvoolc of severe storms , culminating in a
lifo-sizo cyclone. The storms failed to con
nect , but a spirited runaway team collided
with the prophet and smashed him as effect
ually ns n rotating ruin. Providence moves
in mysterious ways His mercies to perform.
The fata of rod-handed Nick Foley , who
broke ills nock by plunging oft a bridge In
Antelope county , is n crude but effective
mode of dispensing justice. Drldgo jumping
can not bo commended as a legal ceremony ,
but it Is swift , cheap nnd wholesome. As
long as the courts shelters murderers , as
long ns money can purchase freedom for the
foulest of assassins , the people must culti
vate bridges as n moans .of self-protection ,
But Ono I2yo is Open.
H'dUiie Oazelte.
TUB OMAHA UBB still frantically clamors
for an Omaha & Vankton railroad , but with
very llttlo prospects of ever securing ono
before the archangel toots his horn. Gabriel
Is the only porsonngo who could woUo up tbo
sleepy Oinnhogs.
Anything For uu Advnrtlsoiuunt.
Kearney Hub ,
Omaha la jealous because Dr. Spur peon
inado a favorable comparison ot Chicago to
London. If the English prelate would only
say thnt Omnhn U some better than Babylon
thnt city would smllo.
Tlio 1'roscnt Korco Good
Ltnfnln Jo mild t ,
If some ono of the Omnlm papers could
scctiro the rclonso of Woodruff nnd then on-
Knjco his services as circulation swearer , It
would distance nil Us vile contemporaries In
a month's ' time. All depends on the agility
and capacity of tlio Itiir employed.
Anile Will Hnvo 'Km.
Chtcmo Tribune ,
A slto lins nt last bcon selected for Omaha's
now custom house , nnd nothing is now lackIng -
Ing to complete the happiness of that city
except n million dollar hotel andChicago's
UOR trndo. _ , .
or Hon.
\\ilparattoTi \ tonne.
11. W. Kiddle , of Cresco , is n man thnt has
plnycd the Rllnkor with the Tribune nnd loft
us In the hole for several years' subscription
by removing his residence. Never mind ,
Bon , wo'll catch you yet.
Ilnlp thu Killtor.
Gretiui Dctnocntt.
Do not bo afraid to toll the editor of nny
news you might pot on to ; because ho cannot
bo nroiiml nil the time nnd neglect , his onico
duties. Besides , do not expect too much
from him when you do not care to do much
yourself. The nbove Is inennt for the other
fellow , bocaiHo wo know you do all you can
to help your uaper along ; wo know you do
not hunt for mistake * nnd Inugh over them ,
because wo know you could do better.
A ' .Treacherous Memory.
H'JI/HT / 7emi/ifenii. / !
Last week some ovll genius worked sad
hnvou with the intentions of yo Republican
local scribo. To huvo the privilege of record
ing the matrimonial alliance of two of our
most highly respected young people , nnd to
have thnt privilege frustrnted by memory
that treacherously informed him that every
thing had boon treated' , caused him to deslro
to shoulder the responsibility onto fnte , uud
put in consiclorablo time earnestly regretting
the omission.
It Is n
Tine 13ni : Is n newspaper and deserves
Most Mucked SHOCOIS.
. VaiiUim J'/c-is ( Did Dj/f / linn.
Tin : OMAHA HUB celebrated its eighteenth
anniversary by .occupying its largo and handsome -
some now building , n monument to ono of
the most marked newspaper successes in the
An Oucnsion to bo Proud Of.
Stmtrutlutfa.i Journal. .
Kihvnrd Kosowator the proudest man
In Omnhn on Wednesday evening ns ho sat
at thu head of the table tn the now building
of Tun BIK. : And well ho might bo. The
new bui'ding ' is a splendid monument to his
wonderful industry and notable success.
Deserved Prosperity.
Kansas Cttu Journal.
THE OMAHA Hin celebrated its eighteenth
anniversary by .moving Into its elegant now
building. THE BIE is to bo congratulated
upon this deserved evidence of Its prosper
ity. It is u live , wide awake paper in every
sense of the word , nnd is a great credit to
the city it so ably represents.
Untiring Industry Did It.
Washington IK ( .
The history of THE HISE is a history of
untiling Industry , of far-sighted enterprise ,
and of uploudid management on tnu part of
its proprietor , Mr. KosewnteiY to whom the
Post extends its special congratulations
uuon the extraordinary success which has
crowned his nowspaocr career , ana of which
the Bee building is u noble monument.
nouljly Ucwnrdoil.
Davtnpoi tla. ) ncnncrat-OaiMc.
Tun OMAHV UIH celebrated its eighteenth
anniversary by occupying its now seven-
story building nnd entertaining its friends.
The editor and proprietor , 13. Rosewntor ,
has succeeded in making u fortune and n
most excellent newspaper nt the same time ,
and now , in the prime of life , ho can enjoy
the ono and direct the affairs of the other.
Tun 13nu is the most prosperous newspaper
property m Nebraska.
Heaping Its Kcxv.ird.
Kansas C/lj / ; Star.
Tnn linn richly deserves its splendid suc
cess. Its helpful influence in building up the
city of Omaha and in the advancement of
every enterprise which has promoted the
welfare ot Nobrnskn has been recogtuzod by
a liberal support which has placed the paner
upon n thoroughly substantial footing. Its
independent tone nnd fearless policy has in
creased Its power nnd enlarged its capabili
ties for good. Its friends , and they nro
many , sincerely congratulate TUB BKB upon
the celebration of its eighteenth birthday
under such happy auspices.
An Idyl of the Uorkslilra Hills.
AViett II. Ilaidu. in Jlaiton Glolie ,
A country boy by the old stone wall ,
That keeps the meadow and road apart ,
Stnnds handsome and manly and strong and
tall ;
And sturdy is ho as the maple tree
That's by hli side. For Sam Is young
Anil his honest heart Is as light nnd tree
As the bird that sings in the summer skies.
Ho looks far off o'er the distant hills ,
While a soft light shines in his hazel eyes ;
And loaning there by the meadow wall ,
Ho gives this sweat , familiar call :
"Ho boss ! ho boss ! ho boss I"
Now to manhood grown , and the bells sound
As the cows como slowly from out the
wood ;
And ho leaves the wall nnd hurics to moot
The mlld-oyod creatures , for they nil know
The timid that strikes them as they pass
Along the road where the daisies grow.
And each ono stands by the cow-vurd barn
Seeming well content with the stroni ;
brown hand
That milks them there 'ncath the summer
stars ;
And Sam's eyes look love as ho sings ngaln
The wcU-romoinbored , sweet refrain ,
"Ho boss ! ho boss ! ho boss ! "
'Twas n day in June , such as poets love ,
There by his side a fair girl stands ,
And the Hying clouds In tlio sky above
Boom to play at forfeits with the sun.
How well Sam knows that n lover's heart
Throbs 'noath hla coat , nnd that every one
Of the clover blossoms in the fleld
Is breathing to him nn old love-song ,
And that every bud n Joy can yield.
So the muldon there by the broken wall
Takes up and sings the old-tlmo call ,
"Ho boss I ho boss I ho boss ! "
Once moro Sam stands by the meadow bars
With his wlfo besldo him , nnd her arms
Enfold n dear form , whoso baby pruto
Is sweeter to them than the brook's gay
As it Hews nwny at the foot of the hill.
Happy they wait , for they know ere long
The cows will como from the meadow nlde
So Bam caresses his little son ,
While the young wlfo looks with Jo.r and
prldo ;
And a piping voice o'er the old stouo wall
Ju t breathes in baby notes the call ,
"Ho boss ! bo bout ho bog . °
NKA * " * * - * '
The Use orCnpltnl.
In economic discussions the attention
of the public has , of late , been directed
principally to the controversies be
tween capital nnd labor ; to the claims
that the produce is unjustly distri
buted. And slnco the laborers are con
tinually demanding Increased wages ,
it is generally implied that the share
of the capitalist has boon growing rela
tively as well as absolutely. It this
deduction bo true , it is only so because
the incessant augmentation of capital
has progressed moro rapidly than the
numbers in the ranks of the wago-
workors. Whether the laborer has
obtained moro or toss , it is evident
that the interest of capital is
steadily decreasing. In the west
the rate has dropped from 12 and
10 per cent to 0 per cent upon good se
curity , The city of Now York has recently -
contly borrowed money at loss than 21
per cent , and there Is no doubt that the
imtional government could h : o ob
tained all it desired at equally good
terms. About 2J per cent then , may bo
termed the current rate of interest ; for
what , in any case , is paid above that
amount , must bo looked upon as insur
ance for the risk attendant upoa loss
solid security Tins is a clear illustra
tion of the tendency of interest to fall
with every advance in material pro
gress. Capital that was in vested youra
ago , may still receive its largo rotuniH ,
but the favorable openings have all
boon occupied , and now in vestments
must bo satisfied with small profits.
Wo may oven now begin to in
quire to what goal this fall in
the rate of interest is tending.
It has boon shown by the statistician of
the Inter-state Commerce commission ,
that taking into consideration all the
railroad stock of this country , the avor-
.ngo dividend is nothing. How then
are the investors remunerated ? By
various schemes , other than dividends.
The manipulation and watering of
stock , on the ono hand ; construction
companies , soft contracts with last
freight lines , on the other. But the
most prevalent method is the solf-om-
ployment of the stockholder at a fat
salary. Not only this , but the same
person oftun draws salaries for filling
at the same time offices of the main com
pany and nlso of the dependent lines.
Thin may probably show the advantage
of the possession of capital. This may
atTord remuneration when the rate of
Interest has fallen to- almost nothing.
While capital is indispcnsiblo to pro
duction , its abundance may bring it
about that the chief advantage to bo
reaped from its possession will bo the
self-employment of the possessor.
The Interior oT Africa is gradually coining
within the domain of civilization. The
latest cvidonco of this fact is offered by u
proposition which 1ms gained strong head
way among foreign financiers , n proposition
to build a railway between Matadi and
Stanley pool. The routn suggested is entirely -
tiroly in the Congo free state , and the esti
mated cost is 25,000,003 franus , wo-ilftha
of the stock is to bo taken by tlio Belgian
government , but the control of the road will
bo international. The projectors are con
vinced of the feasibility of the scheme , and
they sot forth an array of figures to prova
that it can not fail to yield peed returns
ujxm the investment. All. these govern
ments nro , of course , solicitous for the wcl-
faro of the dear natives whoso lands and
goods they are anxious to take euro of in the
tlio unmo of civilization and progress , saya
the Chicago Times. It is probable , however ,
that the opening up of the country will bo
uroiluciivo of benefit to the blacks in certain
directions. The infamous shwo tradc.agamst
whoso illegal and barbarous existence Pope
Leo recently felt called upon to protest to
the .European powers , will no longer cncluro
when tlio country is honoycombea with rail
roads and commerce bears the light of civlll-
Eation into a district which has boon Infested
by traders in human flesh and which has
thus far known nothing of civilization except
Its elements of craft , vileneas nnd violence ,
The revolution us to matters of faith , which
was foreshadowed in the recent deliberations
of the Prcsbyterinn general assembly in New
York , does not appear to bo confined to this
country. The Scottish Free Church nssom-
lily shows all tlrt ) signs of the samu revolu
tionary tendency. Last month it elected Or.
Mnrcus Dods , professor of new testament
exegesis In its Edinburg college , by n vote of
BS3 to 103. The significance of this notion np-
pears in the record of the same assembly in
1878 , which at that time condemned Dr. Dods
nnd his views "us limiting the sphere nnd
lowering the idea of inspiration. " The doc
tor was publicly censured and ordered to
withdraw his objectionable statements ,
which ho did , though ho never rocantnd , and
now , only eleven years later , ho Is triumph
antly olcctod ever his orthodox competitors
to n position where his doctrines must carry
special authority and exert widespread In '
Thus nil the world over , snys the Chicago
cage Tribune , there is manifest n disposi
tion to question the inheritances of faith nnd
to bring the olcMInu doctrines forward where
they can bo examined in the light of progress
nnd roulothod in tlio garb of modern thought
and diction. Probably there will bo timid
souls who will regard this harmonizing of ro-
llglous and scientific thought as tending to
weaken the position of tlio church , and who
can not see that It will como out of the revo
lution stronger than ovor. The forward
movement has begun , however. Modification
of dogmas Is the order of the day In the re
ligious world. It is as useless to contend
agalnat it as it would have been to resist the
rush of the Conemaugh torrent through the
broken dam ,
Our colleges have become the gateways to
the Inheritance of honorable muuhood. It
mattered not a great dual whether a man was
college educated two or three generations
ago. It Is beginning to niattor a great deal
now. Stricter lines nro being drawn every
where , says thu Chicago Intor-Ocoan. So
much Is this the case that many men who
"quit school" for business now ilnd it neces
sary to take special Instruction in various
lines in order to nohlovo the ambition now
conditions have inspired. Men who cared
nothing for college themselves ara eager to
snnd tholr sons and daughtcmto Institutions
that will amply qualify them for the lifo
struggle that advancing civilization le mak
ing more dlnluult and oracling. AH a result ,
our collcffos are graduating moro students
than over before , and woman is taking Lor
proper place among tno number , Wo no
longer smile patronizingly upon "awcot girl
graduates. " Young women now are driving
the young men u close race , and so mo of
them are graduating ; at tuo hctd of rlavies
in which the long tlino Imperial sex hava
crammed in vain for preferment. There wlU
bo wore in proportion onu * .