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THE Q1VTATTA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , vSEPTEMBER ! 15 , 1889-SIXTEEN EA.GES.
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FIKST the stnull-pox and now the
Oraahu contractors. Poor old Donvorl
nationiil greenback convention
now in session in Cincinnati is not over
taxing tlio hotel accommodations of that
city. Bills for hotel accommodations
for jrreen'bnck conventions are growing
beautifully loss from year to year.
Now Corporal Tanner is out in a letter -
tor churning Secretary Noble with the
responsibility for his dismissal. The
man who hud charge of Mr. Tanner's
mouth is primarily nnd solely respon
sible Jor all the corporal's troubles.
Mil. .CAiii'JSNTKii will say in THE BISK
f next Sunday , among n number of inter-
lCBting things about the sultan of Tur
key , that his face is the twin of Jny
Gould's. Wo can believe almost uny-
'thing ngainst Abdul-IIamid now.
THIS Cincinnati Comnwcinl-GazeUc is
running n serial entitled n "History of
the Pay no Purclmso of a Seat in the
Senate of the United States. " This is
very interesting reading for everybody
but the hero who , of course , knows how
the story comes out.
NKAV YOKK journalism is in n quies
cent condition just now. Mr. Dana is
engaged in preparing a reply to the
World's lust compliment to the Sun ,
which roads that the distinguished ed
itor of tlio luminous shoot "docs not
possess the nervous sensibility of u wnrt
TUG Swedes of Omaha , us well as
those of other largo cities in this coun
try , will to-day celebrate the two hun
dred nuil fiftieth anniversary of the ad
vent of thulr countrymen into the
United Stales. The llrst settlement
was made at Dover , Delaware , and
formed the nucleus of a valuable and
intelligent portion of our population.
I ; .
Is TliU Rev. T.V. . Henderson , of Chicago
I > cage , who in 1872 endeavored without
success to create an exodus of southern
negroes into Kansas , ! H now engaged in
an effort to colonize Montana and Wash
ington with blacks. Mr. Henderson's
methods lack practicality , but the pres
ent bohome may meet with some ro-
AT Baltimore the "British" nnd
AnioricaiiB are fighting over again the
liattlow of the war of 1812. Fort Mo-
Ilonry , however , withstands the t\ssault \
of the enemy thrpo-quarters of a cen
1 tury after the second war with Great
Britain iia successfully as it did on the
day when the "Star Spangled Banner"
was written undertho inspiration of the
Till ! humane inventors of the present
ngo are doing all in their power to rob
capital punishment of its unpleasant
I feature. The use of carbonic acid gas has
boon suggested as n substitute for hang
ing. This , it is claimed , would do the
.work quickly unu painlessly , Should
the law proscribe this newly suggested
mode of death for one of its criminals ,
it will then be in order for the defense
to show that it la "cruel and unusual"
and produce export medical testimony
to show thai to mo men thrive on car
bonic uoidgas , etc. , otc , In the inoun-
thno the hangman will continue to got
the (1 roi ) on tlio law's victims.
THIS international monetary confer
ence which is soon to bo hold at Paris
is of interest to western ponpla for the
It- reason that the valueof silver us com
pared with gold us u circulating medium
wiil bo brought up and discussed. Stops
towards forming u basis for an Interna
tional coin , the character and functions
of subsidiary and minor colnu and many
other tonics are among those to bo
passed upon. The question of silver us
a circulating medium is of the greatest
im'portunco to mining districts und the
results of the conference will have no
small etToot on the value und future o
the white inotul.
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IN TUB P UttLtO SCHOOLS.
IB it n fact that American children are
the worst mannered in the civilized
world ? The Now York JiVcnfiiff Post
assorts that they nro , nnd it thinks
there is urgent necessity for seeking
reform in Oils direction through the
medium ot the public schools. That
journal remarks thnt while thcro is n.
loud demand for other kinds of training
than mere literary training , there is a
branch of ethics winch might DO taught
In every school nnd which ought to bo
taught in every school , but is
neglected to the great national detri
ment , and thnt is what is called "man
ners. " By this is not meant simply po
liteness , though ot course this is nn os-
Hontinl clement , hut that sortof instruc
tion which teaches that suavity ot man
ners is not a confession of social or other
inferiority , und that in order to pre
serve eolf-rcspcct nnd maintain the idea
of republican equality it Is not neces
sary to bo surly and indifferent , "after
the manner of hotel clerks or express-
mon , nnd too often salesmen and salcs-
luilics in stores. "
In the opinion of our con
temporary one of the great uses of
schools is to fortify the children of the
state against whatever is evil and de
teriorating in the political or econom
ical condition of their lives. American
schools should fortify American boys
nnd girls against the bud influence ,
cither on mind or manner.of ! the pas
sion for equality pushed to extremes ,
und the still more corrupting passion
for notoriety fostered by the newspa
pers. They should cultivate in the chil
dren n ropugnnnco for all those prac
tices which nro the evidences of n
low civilization and a vulgar
social tone. They should teach that
not only are the grosser vulgarities
which are comprehended in ill man
ners to bo avoided , but all thee minor
practices that nro ollonsivo to culti
vated people and intolerable.in u well-
ordered social state. What thesci are
every qualified teacher ought to know ,
and while the duty of instilling this
sort of instruction need oscupy very
little time , nor is it necessary that it
should become u regular and formal
feature of each day's task , it is one in
which every teacher should find
both pleasure and prollt , t.o-
rived from the satisfaction in witnessing
the growth among pupils of that genu
ine self-respect which nl waysluia regard
or what is duo to others.
This view docs not involve the idea
that it is the business of the schools to
ultivulo' ladies and gentlemen , though
there could hilrdly be objoclion to their
doing this , but simply that they shall
mpross upon the youthful minds the
mportance and value of maintaining at
ill times a line of conduct und a do-
lortmont which will ut once increase
, heir . ' and
mend thorn to the respect of others. It
s a severe thing to say of American
children that they are the worst-man
nered in the civilized world , but it may
not bo without warrant. Unquestionably
they can be improved in respect of their
manners , nnd whatever aid the touch-
era in iho public schools of the land can
ivo toward bringing about the desired ,
improvement they should feel it to bo a
rnteful duty to extend. Doubtless vary
many of them are actively improving
their opportunity in this direction.
THK I.ATE Mil.
Tlio death of A. K. Touznlin removes
a man who possessed many admirable
traits of character. From his llrst com
ing to Nobrasiui ns commissioner of the
B. & M. land olllco at Lincoln , he * took
such nn interest in the building up of
Nebraska , particularly along the lines
of the Burlington system , that the
attention of the chief ofllcors. of the
road was soon drawn io him ns an im
portant factor in the-company's sub
stantial progress in the state. Ho was
promoted rapidly , and filled each posi
tion with credit to himself and em
ployers. Along with the Into Thomas
J. Potter , ho contributed more than any
one man to the growth and prosperity
of the road west of tlio Missouri river.
Mr. Touznlin had n kind heart and
was over ready to assist the struggling
and deserving young man to bottsr oc
cupation. Many individuals who now
hold important olllcos of trust owe their
positions directly to his personal
favor and influence. Ho was an
admirable judge of character nnd ho
hardly over made a mistake in his se
lection of men upon whom to bestow
his favors. Thackory says thut mon are
prone to kick u man still further down
once he bus entered upon a downward
course. Mr. Touzulin was an exception
for he labored to build mon up oven
though they had mlido a misstep.
When Mr. Tou/.alin removed from
Lincoln to Omaha to take charge of the
management of the road with which ho
hud been so long connected , ono of the
flrxt things ho did was in the interest
of B. & M. employes. Ho bought
nnd plutted into lots what is
known us Torruco nddition , locutod in
the south \vestorn portion of Omuhn. The
lots wore sold to his mon , and ho ex
tended aid that they might build
BtMillul und comfortable homos. Muny
of these men , who have slnco become -
come well off financially , owe their
rise in fortune directly to Mr.
Touzalin. All employes nnd olli-
cors of the B. & M. , together with
the general public of Omaha , will mourn
Mr , Touzalln's death nnd ut the same
time regret that his Ufa could not have
attained that old ngo to which hismuny
excellent trulls of character entitled
AMEItlUAN SCHOOL Oi' Ol'EItA.
The indofutigublo laborer for the pro
motion of musical culture in America ,
Mrs. Jeannette K. Thurbor , president
of the national consorvutory of music
in New York , is in Europe in the in
terest of the project with which her
nnino has become intornutionully iden
tified , Already the Institution of which
she is the head has accomplished u
great deal for the advancement of mu
sic in this country , und having boon
placed on n linn foundation
with its possibilities of grcut
usefulness no longer in quos-
tipn , the National CoiiHcrvatory 01
iniulo may in time rlvul these of Kuropo
in the work of promoting the highest
order of musical culture ,
The question of creating u school for
American opera is nn interesting ono ,
which hns grown Snto serious discussion
within two or three yours. There nro
some who believe thnt Iho country is
yet too'youiift for such nn undertaking
to nchiovo grout success. Europeans
nro wont to doprocnto the idea of
n nntlonal school 'for opera in the
United States ns the drcnm of a people
vent to overestimate themselves.
While conceding our progress and su
periority in most ether rcspocta , the
people of the old world will not nc-
cnowlctlgo thut wolmvo achieved any
thing in the nrt ot music , ovr thnt wo
nro yet capable ot doing so. Neverthe
less , great musicians wlio coma iimong
us nro astonished at the culture and the
appreciation of good music displayed ,
nnd Borne of the most distinguished of
these have said thnt thcro is n great
musical future for America.
In u recent Interview with An
ton Soldi , ono of the foremost musicians
of the day , ho said that what is needed
in this country is n school for American
opera ; that is , nn opera school in En
glish , specially instituted for the pur-
rose of preparing Americans for grand
opera. It should bo , ho said , for sing-
ng in English ulono , nnd for the pur-
) osoof educating only young Americans
who show thut they possess the talent
for the lyric stage. Ho thought this
country had attained a position of wealth
and material prosperity , and hud bo-
rome so grout in all the arts of peace ,
.hat it is entitled to opera in its own
language. Ho thought the time hud
come for this , and although America
.a young in music ho saw no reason why
it should not muke as great progress in
thut line us Russia has done when the
opportunities are presented.
There is certainly in the opinion of
so excellent an authority us this dis
tinguished musician great encourage
ment to the hope that in time there will
bo established in the United States
i school for grand opera in
English thnt will produce artists equal
to every requirement of such opera , und
at the same time cultivate an elevated
public luslo for such music that will in
sure to American artists a uurmnnont
and profitable market for their talents.
America has produced a number of
brilliant singers , ono or two of whom
nro now abroad , and none of whom have
tound in their native country such n
demand as would justify thorn in re
maining hero. It would see in that the
time has como in this country when wo
should provide institutions equal to
those of the old world for the cultiva
tion of homo talent , and for the creation
of u public taste that would koap , such
talent among us.
A FIXANCTALSUCCESS. .
Merchants' week bus been fruitful of
gpod results. It hus'-greutly enhanced
the business of Omaha jobbers and rfom- '
onstruled the possibilities of the schcmo
when it shall bo fully developed. The
leading jobbers of thus city jiro onthuji- ,
nstic over their rccoht display and re
port their sales during the week as fully
fifty per cent greater than during fair
week lust year. The bus ! ness mcn'huve
never contributed to u greater finan
cial success in the history of
Omaha. Acquaintances were mudo
and seeds sown that are even now be
coming fruitful , und the jobbers see
that it is only a question of how great
inducements can bo made to attract
country merchants in territory tributary
to Omuha. In this direction , there
fore , will the efforts bo made for next
year's Merchant week.
To engage the aUyntion of outside
merchants it is necessary for Omaha to
fix urjon some plan 'Ijy ' which sufllcient
wnriety of entertainment may bo
afforded to intores't them and
make a visit at least once u year
to Omaha one of pleasure und profit.
St. Louis has met with grout successin ,
the matter of exhibitions. At thut city
the rnorcliunts make a regular business
of it , nnd it has proved a valuable trade
adjunct , more so , porhajw , than any
half dozen ottior attributes of the
wholesale element of St , Louis. The
Veiled Prophet's procession brings an
nually to St. Louis anywhere from two
hundred and fifty thousand to half u
million- people all of whom spend
more or less money and do more or
lots business with its merchants ,
Thuro is u building ut the corner of
Twelfth and Market streets in that town
where three or more competent artists
spend the your in designing and carry
ing out now ideas for the spectacular
features of the annual procession , so
that when the time comes everything
moves off iiko clockwork , und presents
novelties to the eye worth going far to
There is no reason why Omaha should
-not follow J.ho example sot by St. Louis ,
Now Orleans , Baltimore und Cincinnati
in tlio mutter of parades , nnd have
something with which to" entertain vis
itors , and nt the same time mnko it a ,
profitable und interesting attuir. A
proper und concerted action ot Omaha
jobbers und business men will give us a
merchants1 week In 1890 which will
compare with anything in the country.
FASCINATION OF TJIli
A series of crimes of n most re
volting character , which for u long
time hud puzzled the French police ,
wore recently traced to the hand of a
nobleman. On being charged with the
crimes for which ho wus uflorwurd
guillotined ho mudo u full confession ,
in Wio course ot which ho
said thnt the idea ot com
mitting thorn hud first occurred to him
while reading a copy of the life of Nero
which he had found in the library of a
relative of whose estateho hud boon ap
What the history of Nero did for the
Frenchman the sensational press of
to-day is doing for the go n oral public.
The telegraph wires , had scarcely ceased
to pulsate with the report of the
quadruple hanging of wife murderers
recently in Now York , when live ether
brutes in that city attempted to kill
their wives , Investigation showed
thut they hud reud the accounts of the
affair in the newspapers mid lutd after
ward lingered for n lojig time at'-the
coIllnsof the murderers. The no-
count * of every notable prize fight
sows u crop of pugilists. If
one of the contestants ims a
jaw broken or u rib smashed , in , 'tho
news rnnka high. If in addition the
mob nt the ring side takes n hand in the
exhibition , nnd'KoVonxl Juws nro broken
nnd u number. 6lji unutonilos fractured ,
the news rnnl s A 1 , und the ofllolont
corrcspondon ihoscono Is instructed
to "rush wl it llml.t. " Juok the
Uippor nnd [ i RonBiUionul newspapers -
papers nro "prlmaraly responsible
for Jack the Peeper , .Tuck the Kisser ,
nnd nil the other Jacks nnd knaves who
liiwo followed in the footsteps ot the
So every crime of sufficient mugnl-
Ludo to attract general attention is suc
ceeded by aJderlbs of similar crimes
which uro moro or loss successful imita
tions ot the first. There is in
some people un element which de
lights in the horrible. This is true ot
oven the most mnlablo natures. The
French nobloinun , It is said , before ho
conceived the ambition to emulate the
cruelties of the , Roman monster , wus n
very descent man us nobleman go. The
sensational pupor feeds this upotito.
Buttho worst of it is the people demand
it. Tlio trial of Prude attracted moro
attention ut the time than Boulungor
and all the other pyrotechnics of French
politics. It was accordingly given
space und prominence in the press.
A newspaper to bosuccossful must pub
lish the nows. An ideal newspaper is
only possible among an ideal pooplo. An
ideal people would never commit any
crimes nnd would never need to bo
hanged. In short , the chronicle of
crimes ntid horrors can only cousolwhon
crimes nnd horrors no longer exist.
But after all this is to bo said :
That the story of every crime has its
moral and its lesson , and while the re
cital of such story may have a baneful
influence upon some , upon others , nnd
perhaps n far creator number , it may
have the effect to dolor from crimo. It
is this consideration thnt justifies the
legitimate newspaper , ns distinguished
from the sensational , in giving what It
docs of the.daily record of public trans
gressions. _ _
CLOSE OF T11E EXPOSITION.
The exposition at the Coliseum will
close to-night. The concluding pro
gramme will bo an interesting ono , us
have been most of them during the two
weeks ot this exceptionally attractive
exhibition. Thcro will bo a sacred con
cert this evening und appropriate ad
dresses , and the ending of the exposi
tion will bo , if possible , oven more bril
liant und interesting than its opening.
As this , will conclude the events
which have marked the past two
\yeok ns a period of unusual interest
und entertainment for the i people
of Omaha and | ho thousands of visitors
to the city , it isn'ropor to suy thut in nil
respects the exposition has boon a most
gratifying success , i In the extent , va
riety und excellence of the display it
was by fur the finest exhibition over
mudo in Omuha , nnd the appreciation
of this fact has been fully attested by
itho largo number ( of people who have
attended it , probably not loss than
ioventy-five thousuW. This exposition
has clearly demonstrated what Omaha
can do in an enterprise of
this character , . . .and the result
"haying been so entirely satis
factory to all concerned , there-ris"b"vbry
reason to expect that next year's expo
sition will bo the finest and most com
plete over scon west of Chicago.
It is simply justice to say that the
management of the exposition bus been
from beginning to end most creditable ,
und that the interests of both exhibitors
and the public'havo been carefully and
sedulously regarded. Altogether , Iho
( Irst comwnhunsivo expositionlfdf tljo
"business ot Omaha has been n sudcess of
which all concerned have tv right to
Tins fire loss of the United States nrtd
Canada for the mouth of August , 1889 ,
amounted to eleven million , ono hun
dred and fifty-three .thousand , eight
hundred nnd fifty dollars. Insurance
companies claim that u large per cont-
ngo of the fires are set by persons desir
ing to close out their business at as
little loss ns possible. They load up
with us much insurance as they can got
und then set lire to their own stores.
The losses by fire uro increas
ing year tiy year. ( Conservative
insurance companies use caro.und judg
ment in their selection of risks ,
but insurers can always find a line
of companies only too triad to
obtain all the risks they can. The matter -
tor presents such ulurming features that
some concerted action may bo taken to
prevent thut cluss of fires known as in
cendiary. If the companies would use
great care in the selection of their
agents n good move would bo made to
wards u lessoning of the vast amount of
property now consumed with fraudulent
Tun telephone mon of the country
mot at Minneapolis , nnd it is stated
thut they have given encouragement to
the underground wire ideu , and that
they will bo willing , us'a rule , to abide
by proper ordinances ordering that the
underground system bo adopted , Chicago
cage , whore thqsystem is successfully
used , is pointedto as an example of the
benefits of the proposed measure. Now
thut the nuostipn hus boon raised it
stiould not bo allowed to lujain sink into
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* A Cniit-o'FrtrThnnlcselvtiiii. '
S ( , I'aul Ptrmtcr-l'rcsa ,
It is announced "in Now York that Mrs ,
James Brown-Potion has canceled all dates ,
und will not appulr on the stage this aou&on.
Wo will not forgot Mrs. Potter on Thanks-
for tUs. '
N > i'tiioo For Woiitlior I'ropliots.
A court flstrolotfur has boon beheaded by
order of the ompfc'ror of China for maUIn ? a
faUo prediction , 'it Is highly probable that
hia majesty won't bo bothered with a rush
of applicants for tbo vacancy.
llio Court For Itoiiltinuor.
Boulangor is oluiaoriu ; , ' for a court-martial
und Franco ought to accommodate him. That
is about the only sort ot u court that
Boulanpor will over figure In with any do
firoo of prominence ,
Tlio HwcolH of Ofllco ,
Tntttana ) > olta Jr/unuil. /
When Claus tSpreckoU builds au addition
to the white house out of blocks of sugar , us
ho proposes , that building will bo uioro , ou
tlclng than over to the small boy of the
country who looks forward to being proil
Ilnvo Hotter Olrln nt Home.
A'f 10 3VK H'orW. ,
The question , "Why do not moro Amer
icans marry KnRllsh girls ! " is up ngnln for
international discussion , There is ono rea
son so Mifltclorit that tlio others do not nerul
to bo mentioned , And that reason Is the
John .Could ln.nilln iho Bricmllcrs.
John U Sullivan for conpross , ohj Ho is
Just the man to tame the southern briga
diers. Not ono of them would tlaro to say ,
"Tlio honorable gentleman from Massachu
setts states \vlmt is not true , and ho knows
It. " '
\ Send TliPin All Tlierc.
Now York's pugilistic export * assort that
La Blanche's victory over .Tack Dempsey in
the prize rlnp was larRflly due to the former's
confinement In the BufTiilo jail for several
months. They claim that the regular hours
nnd uniform diet of the jail made a noxv man
of La Hlancho. After this Sullivan and Kll-
rain will doubtless cease to object to taking
their dose ot Imprisonment ,
A Illoody S
New Vm/c / Commercial .tduerlfacr.
A morning paper puts over its account of
the American I3ar association the headline ,
"Brainy Mon of the Bar. " There is just
about ns much reason and tfood taste in callIng -
Ing persons of good brain "brainy" ns In call
ing persons of Rood blooa "bloody. " Wo
may oxpuct ono oC these days to road of n
charming reception given to the "brainy
men of the bar" by the "bloody women of
Trusting to n Fellow-Fooling.
St. Louts ri ) O/f / > ] > nlch.
Mr. Armour is confident that the sonata
will prove true to plutocracy nnd will not
think the loss of him for treating with con
tempt any committees of senators from
granger states visiting Chicago on nn anti-
plutoaratlo mission. Mr. Armour seems to
know that thcro are n good many mon ot his
own kind in the senate who regard trusts
nnd ether monopoly combinations us "private
affairs" which should not bo inquired Into
THIS AND THAT.
Tno extras on the Douglas comity hospital
will foot up S75,000. In connection with
public works , It may bo remarked , "extras"
is generally a euphemism for steals.
It is said u strong effort will bo made to
show that Cronin was not murdered at all ,
Thcso Chicago exports may crovo that
Cronin himself was a ulyth before they are
done with it.
It must really bo that the czar ,
Hau u great deal his pleasure to mzar ,
When nihilists try
To blow Him sky high ,
It's carrying u Joke mucli too fzar.
Snow fell at Hope , Dakota , yesterday.
There's still hopo" for that country as a sum
mer resort. ,
The Now Vork World building will bo
thirteen stories high , and above this will rise
a dome flvo stories moro , the whole to bo
surmounted with a lantern 300 feet above
the sidewalk. As the editors and reporters
will have quarters in the dome it will bo
seen that the World Is to be conducted on a
very high plane of thought.
The numbsr of tramps In this country Is
placed at 50,003. , This would Indicate tha
walkina is pretty good.
Can't ' Edward Arnold's "Light of Asia" b
iturned on Stanley's "Dark Continontl"
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Victoria Woodliull says she will return to
this country and run for president la 1832.
How would it do for Vie to como out hero
and try for the sonata from the now state of
Wyoming. Tl o people there will doubt
lessly want ono female representative ut
There are still occurrences In the south
which indicate tliat the policy pursued is to
rifle the ballot box and shot gun the negroes.
Gcorgo Francis Train should engage
Boulangcr as the French correspondent of
his now publication , 'Iho Reign of Terror.
Chicago has'jlist added twenty now aldermen -
men to tbo city council. There's some ex
tra work for the boodlcr lobbyist.
Cuaunccy M. Depow is homo from Europo.
Contrary to the general supposition the big
breczo along the Atlantic coast occurred before
fore his arrival ,
Vaadorbilt's hlghost-priced cook In the
world is about to return to his homo in
Paris. The fO.OOO per yo.ir ho is receiving
cannot compensate him for the luck of con-
ccn'al society below stairs. Vanderbilt and
his family will now huvo to pcol their own
potatoes or live at a lunch counter until an
other cook can bo found.
During the last six gubernatorial cam
paigns the democratic candidates have been
renegade republicans , In 1870 , Ewing ;
B'joUwutor in 1831 , Hoadly In 1833 nnd 1835 ,
Powell in 1837 , and now Cainpboll In 1S39. It
has been twelve years since democrats have
been able to vote for a genuine- party man
for governor , The republicans do not com
plain , but It would seem the democrats have
a genuine grievance , and maybe this ac
counts , In a measure , for their poor success.
Mr. Cm-Halo Is homo again from Mexico.
Ills ability to provide a tax upon the Ameri
can hog of § 2.V5 per head did not afford him
so much pleasure as the exhibition of bull
fighting made for his diversion. Ho obtained
the tax by his free trade speeches , nnd the
bull lights wore volunteered as an offering to
his social qualities , Wo will wager that Mr.
Carlisle feels uroudor of his social coaijucst
of Moxlco than of his ability to persuade
Mexico Into frco trailo notions.
.fohn C. Watson declines the uttornoysblp
of Alaska. Ho U Quoted as Baying that ho
objected to being shelved ou un Iceberg.
This , however , has nothing to do with his
rumored candidacy for governor In the nro-
AVhy Itcv. Gllinoro Was Gay.
By the way Ilov. Oilmoro was Jumping
over picket fences , kicking the lion-house In
nnd tearing around In general , wo wore led
to believe ho wus a victim of the Brown-
Bcrjuard elixir , but all wus explained when
wo were informed that Mrs. Oilmoro and
children had returned from their extended
Worse Tlinii a Driinknril ,
Xouth Sioux Cltu Bun.
A drunken man in most contemptible , to bo
sure , but how Inllnltely higher ho U than the
sober "boat" the "business" man who Is al
ways on the lookout to swindle ! The fliin-
flauinior , the man who wilt steal from you In
making change , the grocery-dealer who will
"do" you a quarter pound ou this and u half
pound on that article what u d scoun
An Editor's Orntlitulr.
.SV/ni/l / | r Quttl ,
Our undivided thanks uro duo to Charles
L. Towlo for u magnificent watermelon just
from Vho Ice cliust , Charles Is n man after
our own heart , ami ull the luxuries to which
human beings are liable are dully wished
him. , Muy ho prosper und live upon
the fat of the land whllo his ono-
mlcs alt In sackcloth nnd nthoi and the
dogs dodlo the grave * ot thoir' ancestry.
May his shadow never grow Ions ami his
trlbo increase Iiko the Binds of ttio ocoati.
May tlio bones of his anccntry rest m peace ,
nnd may his uostorlty bo comely nnd valiant.
( Mr. Towlo will kindly remember that n
nccond attempt at n profuse strain of thanks
is far botlor than the llrst ; Wrt await the
second ohanco. )
A KonsonnWo Kxause.
Our renders will excuse us If our paper Is
not ns noway ns usual this wcok. S.ho who
has talton us for bettor or for worse has ROIIO
off on n visit , leaving us In n state of blessed
singleness and perfect misery. Besides
writing editorials , rustle local , sot typo
sweep the floor , do Job work , clean rollers ,
correct the "devil's" ' gallcyn , get moat for
dinner , nnd nil the laborious duties con
nected with the publishing of n great metro
politan paper , wo have to cook our meals ,
moho up our bed , wash dishes , dust the furni
ture , food the cat , and do nil such domestic
duties na tend to malto the liomo happy and
beautiful nnd maka n mortal rejoice In his
I Mop our.
Union Lctljcr ,
I have leaped The Lodger plant to Mr.
Charles L. Graves , under whoso manage
ment It will continue to bo ns nowny ns over.
I have always tried to give you the latest
news by freight , and when n man died , I In
variably spoke of him as an angel. I make
this change for business reasons alone because -
cause It pays mo. Gentlemen , ono nnd all ,
nnd the ladles , too , God bless them , accept
my thanks for past favors , und I assure you
thnt .vou will bo remembered every night 1
kneel at my white-curtained bed to Dray.
Glvo the sanio support to my successor ns
you did to mo , and you will never have cause
to regret IU
AS OTHERS SEE US.
Will Our liiNhop I'lcuso Kxplnln ?
Kcw 1'nrft Commercial Ailverttucr.
Bishop J. P. No win an of Omaha , has boon
talking in Chicago about tno race question ,
concerning the llnal outcome of which in the
south ho holds sanguine opinions. However -
over , ho thinks ho sees trouble ahead for the
jiorth. "I would rather , a thousand times , "
ho says , "bo n southerner nnd have the race
problem to grapple with than to bo here in
Chicago and the north and bo confronted by
these vast hordes of Ignorant , uneducated
foreigaors , who nro swarming over hero to
take possession. I look fovwnrd to the time ,
and I hope It is not far distant , when wo can
stand up firmly nnd say , * No foreign-born
citizen shall henceforward huvo n pluco In
the legislative conduct of the country. ' "
All this matter is now attended to in the
constitution. Has the good bishop another
constitutional amendment in viowt
Not. In Oinnhii.
St. I'uul dlolie.
At Alllwaukee , Omaha nnd other cities
thcro are departments for instruction in cul
inary arts und science In connection with
the high school , nnd the prollciency of somn
of the girls in cooking is such that those who
test their handiwork often escape physical
disaster. The plan seems to bo popular and
conducive to matrimony.
Tliiiikn the Bntinnnn Wore Und.
Bishop Newman , of Omaha , says that ho
would rather have n race war than foreign
iminlgatlon. The bishop must have bought
some bad bananas.
From n CniaiiRo Standpoint.
Thcro is something almost pathetic In the
hungry aspect of the Omaha , St. Paul and
Kansas City press , picking such crumbs of
comfort as they can find from the meagre
testimony elicited by Senator Vest's commit
tee in Chicago. If the packing interests of
this city were really moribund , as these
cities would have , us believe , there would bo
no luck of vultures to .pray upon the corpse
directly life was extinct.
Oinulin'H BlR Itlowont ,
Kearney llul > .
Omaha , Nebraska's giddy metropolis , did
herself proud with her great fair nnd exposi
tion and Merchant's wcelc carnlual. It Is
needless to say that the gates of hospitality
were thrown wide open , Omaha is ono of
these largo bodies thnt moves slowly , but
when she starts she gets there with both
A City Trust Needed.
Jfaiuas City Times.
What is going to become of those western
cities anyhow ? Mr. Probasco , of tills city ,
sets up a claim to about all of Omaha , the
heirs of one Prudhbmmo are after 240 acres
of the heart of Kansas- City and now a Mrs.
Vorturn comes over from Germany with a
claim to all the land on which Minneapolis is
built. A city trust to resist claimants is in
The MUM For the I'lnce.
Fremont llcruttl ,
It Is now definitely settled that Judge
Lowls A. Graft , of Omaha , will bo appointed
commissioner of the general land ofllce. Ho
ia at present occupying the position of dis
trict Judge , nnd is a man highly rcgurdod by
everybody who know him , nltablo , able and
incorruptible , nnd will mnuo n most credita
ble record nt the bead of the land department
ot the government.
Good lTOMxot | Tor Both.
Mtnncinxill * Trtliwic ,
Bishop Newman , of Omaha , would prefer
a race war to continued unrestricted Immi
gration. Bo IH likely to enjoy a little taste
of both now and then during the remainder
of his natural Ufa , nnd ho won't have to put
a nicklo in the slot either ,
It Is the hour of worship u quiet Sabbath
Sunshine und shadow rest upon a pretty gar
Of greenland blue nnd gold thut lag bcsldo
The white wall of the liouso of God.
There wus n sound of the organ us It mingled
Its sweet tones with tha volco of many
Now Boft und low or rising into louder an-
Of praise that fell upon the car of ono who ,
Standing without amid his garden's beauty
With thoughtful Interest to the joyful sound ,
LIUo the unseen wind thut moves tlio loaves
Upon the trees , so eumo the mystery of wor
Into his soul. There was a alienee a deep
As when peace comes te the restless waves
Their roaring hushed Into u murmur far
Then came a longing for some coming good
As of an cxilo for his native mud a reverence -
So full of humble faith und hope and love ,
He stood us ono not worthy of such sacred
There was no volco to break the sllonco ? f
the hour , *
Yet wont thcro up with the beauty of Uio
And the incense of tha ( lowers n silent offer
Of praise to Him who scckcth always these
Who worship Him it&plrlt und iu truth.
"Thoy ought'to Imvo their empty heads
blown off with n pop-pun full ot blue mud , "
trnld n young married man to the Buzzer.
"To whom do you roforl" wmnskoil ,
"Why , the mnshors who mnko It their bus
iness to hang around the street 'corners , not-
nuly the Wnbash corner nnd the opera liouso
corner , and ogle and Insult every good look
ing woman who passes. "
"My wlfo came homo the other evening In
n great state of indignation and excitement.
In answer to my Inquiries she Btatoil thnt n
well dressed man had spoken to her insultIngly -
Ingly on the street , nnd followed her until
she came within sight of u policeman. Then
no lit out.
" 1 wnlljcd down the street with her to oo
If wo could run across the follow again , hut
could not flnd him. It would have given mo
great plo.isura to Itnock n few lines of com
mon nonso Into him.
| 3"Omnlm Is not'nlono In this pestilence. The
'Koarnoy street stutuos , ' ns the mnshors
nro known In San Francisco , got to bo a
tcrrlulo mnsanco until nome iilco girl's big
brother , or some young married lady's bus-
band pounded n few of thorn Into pulp.
Chicago's mashers on State street nnd In
street cars used to Imvo n 'real nice time ,
don't ohor know , ' Insulting women on the
streets. The attention of the pollco was
llnnlly called to the matter mid dotoctlvos
spotted the moro industrious of the mashing
fraternity , nncl gave them notice to keep off
the atrcot nUogethor , This had tlio effect of
nbntlng the nulsanca somewhat ,
"I suggest that the decent men , who have
wives mid sisters being Insulted dally with
the disgusting attentions of these brutes ,
tnko the llrst ono ho cat cues at It , tlo him up
in hnr.1 knots und drop him down n manhole.
It might put a stop to it. "
"Did .vou over experience the sensation of
running against n corpse In the dark when
you least expected 111" said ono ot n party
of young fellows chatting in front of the
Murray"Woll If you have not , you don't
want to. "
"Toll us your experience , for you evi
dently have had ono , " said another.
"Several years ago , " said the flrst
speaker , "I was working in a warehouse In
a town on the Columbia rlvor , Oregon. Wo
were the ngonts for the Northern Paelllo ex
press , aim it was my duty to roeolvo the express -
press mutter from the evening steamers
down the river. As soon as I heard her
whistle nwny up the river 1 would dispatch ,
my delivery man to bring back the express
box to the ofllco , nnd would then make out
my expense bills.
"Tho warehouse was built over the water ,
and ns I satin my little olllco in the middle
of the long black warehouse that night wait
ing for my man to return , I could hear the
waves swishing nmong the piles beneath the
house and the wind moaning and sighing as
It swept oft the river. It mudo mo fool a
Finally the man returned , and when I got
everything checked up I prepared to close up
for the night. At tlio end of the warehouse
wo had a slip to facilitate the loading of ves
sels nt different stages of the tide , this had
boon lot down during the dny and t wanted
to make sure It was closed. The vnro-
house was very draughty nnd the light which
I carried blow out. I roturued the lamp to
the olllco nnd started down the gangway
towards the slip ; it was darn as the msido ot
n packet , but I know the way. Near tlio big
doors was a pile of Liverpool salt In sacks
aud as I came to the pllo my foot struck
something soft. Thinking It was a sack
which hud fallen down , I reached down to
pull It out ot the way. My hand was laid
squarely across a dead , wet face. I grow
suddenly cold with horror and'ovory hair on
my head rose up. My llrst thought was ,
'Could it huvo bean murdori That was
surely blood on my hand. '
"I tremblingly felt for a match , struck it
and by the brief flickering light beheld the
most hideous face I over saw. 1 nurvcd my
self to step over tlio body .ami try the doors
and slip , and then uiado uiy way back to the
"When I entered my man exclaimed :
'What's the mutter ) You lool : ns though
you had seen a ghost. ' I told him about llnd-
ing the body and ho laughed. 'Why , ' said
ho , 'that's Ole Peterson ; ho fell overboard
this evening and was drowned before wo
could save him. I thought you know about
"Peterson was u stevedore , nnd although
ha was a good workman , possessed the most
repulsive fnco I over saw. Coarse , unltoinpt
hair aud beard intensified rather than con
cealed n brutal face. This was the sight I
saw by the mutch light , the mouth wide open
nnd thu expressionless eyes staring right up
"It was no laughing matter , nnd I'll never
forget it. "
"Well , great Kcottf la this the uiorguo ! "
and a lot of sleeperw awoke from luxurious
mips to gozo at u young follow , n little the
worse for looking too frequently ut the wmo
Jt was in the general sleeping room of the
Turkish baths , und about 2 a , m. Hnngod Iu
n row along the room were cots containing
men of many m'lnds , but all moro or less on
deshabille. They had como ono by one from
the baths , nnd woru dozing ana chatting ,
nnd ono or two enjoying a cigar before drop
ping elf to sloop ,
The "roundors" had dropped in Into to
"soaU out , " us tbo attendant said. Some of
thorn were regular lodgers , who woru In tbo
habit of talcing the baths twice or thrice a
week , and who preferred to pay the too of a
dollar each night and lodge there. Ono or
two were man of cansldor.iblo avoirdupois *
who take the batlm regularly to keep them
selves down to a comfortable weight ,
Later on n party of noisy , boister
ous young fallows , hardly moro than boys
came in. They had been minting merry ,
ware boxing huts und dialling ono another.
Several men who had dropped Into a com-
fortahlo doio uvi-oko and requested thorn to
bo quiet or got out. They iinully wont to
perspire away their enthusiasm , ami quiet
reigned once moro.
Prenontly u gurgle cumo from u fat man Iu
the corner und swelled to a sonorous snoro.
"Hit him with n pillow , " said ono man who
had been trying to get rid of n bad cold by
"sweating It out , " and who had a houduoho.
"Bit him with a brick , " said another. Some
oiio finally uwolco thu fat man und nsUod him
to turn over und try It again. Quiet rulgncd
once moro und ono by ono the occupants
dropped elf to sleep.
At half past aovan in the morning an at-
tnndant uwoko the Blecpors , and wrauplng
their togas ubout them they went to the
largo plunge bath for u freshener , then to
breakfast und work.
This is n sample of u night In the baths.
Sometimes several congenial friunds makd
up a party and go _ to the bathn for u good
comfortable sweat , und the luxury of thu
An Unqiiiillllccl KIIOOCHS.
llttj't'l ' City Jnunml ,
Tbo Omuhu fair wus un unqualified suc
cess. Thousands of people have visited thnt
city during Us continuance , and nvury , in
ducement had been hold fortii for thorn to do
so. Reduced rates on the railroads , hotel
accommodations nnd everything calculated
to make the visitors' may In the city pleas
ant , had boon arranged for , and Iho manage *
ment , as n reward for their efforts , had thu
pleasure of seeing ono of the largest crowds
over assembled ut such un affair proicut ia
Omaha during IU continuance. _ , .
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