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5J2rlloultl ! ? bo KMresftJil to thu EM- > JIRK. t ft , k iMlpttor itNf roroltnnicosihouM bs Ll'UllLltlltKO : COMPACT , _ KS nnil poilofllco orilorj the order of the company. PROPRIETORS , & 3EWATEH , EDITOK. ' THE DAILY BKE. Statement of Circulation. fjpf .Nebraska , I - _ . , . " ' * nty of Dntulas. i 'I. B. Tzschttcic , secretary of The Bee 'ottlshlng ' comtiany , does solemnly swear , L the actual circulation of thn Dally Bee Othe week ending July 15 , IBST , was as jws : | inlav..lnly 0 11.200 | U1VJUIF 10 14.500 ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' U v' . Juf13. . . . . V..Y.V.V..V.V .V..Y.iiwno , July is in.ft 13,823 4r atro 11.073 1i OKO. H. TZICHUOK. .ai to and subscribed In my presence rtli day of July , A. D. 1837. 1837.N. . r. FRIT , . j fSKAL.1 Kotary Public. Plato of Nebraska , ) _ Douelas County.M [ Gco. B. Tzschuck , being first duly sworn , deposes nnd says that ho Is secretary ot The Bee Publishing company , that the actual kverniro dally circulation of the Dally Bee for the month ot July , 18SO , 12U4 : copies ; 'or August , IbSC , 1U,4G4 conies ; for Septem- per , IbbO , 13,0 ) copies ; for October , 18bO. 52,9B9 copies ; for No\ember. 18W5 , 13'm eorles ; for December , 18bO. I3a)7 conies ; for January Ite7 ( , insco copies ; for 1'obruarv. 1887 , 14,183 copies ; for March. lb 7 , 14,400 Copies ; for April , 1887 , 14)10copies ; ) ; for May , WW , 14,227 copies ; lor June 1837,14,117 copies. OKO. B. T/.SCIIUCK. Subscribed and sworn to before mo this 1st day ot July A. D. , 18H7. I SEAL. | N. P. VEIL , Notary Public. Contents of tlm Sunday Heo. . General Telegraphic News. auei ) . Telegraphic JNOWS. City News. Miscellany. 1'ngo ; ) . Special Advertisements. Vauo 4. Editorials. Press Comments. Miscellany. I'ngo 5. Lincoln News Miscellany Ad- Yortlsomonta. .l'nieO. Council Bluff * Nows. Miscellany. " -Advertisements. rae 7. General and Local Markets. Ad vertisements. 3aKO 8. General City News. Local Ad ver- tkeiuents. 1'iiRO 0. Society in Omaha. Dr. McGlynn - nd the Pope. Miscellany. fagolO. The Powder River Country , by Beneral James Brlsblti. Tlio Internal Con dition ot Russia , In tbo Electric Field. peculators of Dakota. Girls Uavo a Pur- "pase. Advertisements. 1'ago 11. The Drummer's Wlll.-In the top nt Elk Mountain , by K. A. Eaton.-Re- lltlous. Impieties , For Kxpoctant Bride rooms. Honey for the Ladies , Connubial Utes. Musical and Dramatic. Educational. AtlvcrtlROinunts. Pa e 1U. Bullet btrcwn Fields , by John T. Bell. Singularities. Peppermint Drops. An Innocent at the Races , by Clara Belle. HroclliiK With the Spooks. Advcrtisu- nents. Jiow that the court has enjoined the fraudulent printing contract the proper course for the council to pursue is to order the city clerk to invite fair cotupo tltiou for thu ofllcial advertising. HIus CLGVKLAND exhibited no small hmount of heroiuism yesterday. She bravely faced the multitude numbering thousands , notwithstanding the fact she bad a styo on her right eye. Brave little woman. SIGNS of peace and prosperity are grad nally settling upon the brows of the overworked farmer. The great grain crop of the west is beginning to move , nd in return the glittering dollars will well the pockets of tbo country folk. YESTERDAY and the day before were the warmest days ever known in many localities. In Cleveland and Detroit the 'thermometer wont up several points Wghor than was over before known Within the memory of the oldest inhab itant. s HILTON'S left-handed defense of John M. Thurstou's Chautauqua billingsgate 'oration is n most cruel piece of biting i" ' 'parcasrn. ' The rich contralto voice of the | f \J. P. oil-room orator will probably never A' . , again bo heard at the Nebraska Sunday vohool resort. ST. Louis does not intend to bo thwartedin its efforts to Kccuro the pres ence of President Cleveland and his wife io that city in October during the fair. Forlmps Tuttle will object to this. For tnls insult the man from Iowa may do- line to exhibit bis mammoth pumpkin ftt the fair. SUNSET Cox in a recent speech about the rebel flag Incident , called General Fairchild , commander of the Grand Army , a donkey because bo opposed the return of the Hags to the southern states. jFrora Mr. Cox's standpoint General Fairchild - child WM a donkoy. lie lost an arm lighting far tlio union while Cox bravely ( remained with the homo guards and cop- jxrhoads. ' THK citizens of Washington are mak ing oxtcnxlvo arrangements to give ox- Governor Alexander U. Shophutd , com monly known us "Boss" Shepherd , n rousing reception on his arrival at the Capital , where ho will permanently resldo in the future , having abandoned the Mining damps of Mexico. The reception IB to bo tendered the veteran "Boss" in recognition of his services in beautifying and otherwise improving the city during bis administration as govern or of ttio district. This may produce pain and anguish in tlio democratlo heart , and give the party a now issue in the next campaign. THE nsyfum for the insane at Ward's "Iflaud , New York , was recently discov ered to bo n Towksbury , and now the . 'Mylum for similar unfortunates at Flat- bush is found out to bo equally a place f martyrdom. Horrible and brutal acts > * l cruelly are reported , to have been the common custom of the keepers and at- itendauU In their dealings with the pa- 4hnts. It U a mockery upon tbo civillzv jtlon of the day when such atrocities ns these am disclosed , and the custodians of Ike afflicted who maltreat them am en- itltled to no mercy , but should sufltr jeadljfu punishment. ; [ ntrymon in whom thoy7 9tly fool crous degree ot pride , and who acorn jo justifying the high character they Ijoy nt home. Mr. lilalno has been carrying himself with becoming dignity since he landed in England , and appears to have made an excellent impression without especially seeking to do so. Senator Ilnlo is another gentleman well thought of nt homo who can bo trusted not to do anything to depreciate the esti mate in which distinguished Americans nro held abroad , Ho is , of course , over shadowed by the other Maine statesman , but ho has borne himself creditably , and will contlnun to do so. Mr. Wayne McVcagh is another who has tlono his full share to sustain American character , At n recent dinner of the Savage club , which wo understand to boone ono of the most select organizations of its kind in London , Mr. McVoagh won the honors in in after-dinner speech which was at once a surprise and delight to those who hoard it , and which has re ceived a great deal of complimentary comment. The favorable impression those gentlemen have made must satisfy the English people that the countrymen of their visitors have ulaccd no mistaken estimate on thorn. This trio of distinguished American politicians will soon bo joined by another , the Nester among politicians , who at the ripe ago of nearly ninety years , having seen and learned all there is of politics In his own land , has gone abroad to find a now sensation in observing and study ing the politics of England. On last Thursday General Simon Cameron sailed ! for Kuropo , in quest of pleasure and knowledge , as the veteran him self declared. His intention is to vi'it Gladstone and Parnoll , and to study the Irish question in all its details. Still yielding to the politician's instinct which has dominated his whole career , this man of nearly ninety years braves an ocean voyage and whatever of discomforts and hardships may como of travel in order to acquaint himself by personal observation and association with foreign political life. Finding nothing now or interest ing in his own land , hn goes elsewhere to gratify the insatiable desire for politics , which ho has fostered and fed for nearly seventy years. Other men tire of the conflicts of politics , when the years have boon reached that should bring surcease of care and passion and struggle , but not so this veteran of the political arena , who in the day of his greatest power was a Hercules before whoso valor and prowess the strongest opponents wont down , and who oven since ho ransfcrred his scoptro to much ess able hands has not Tcmamed wholly die. Behind the scenes the retired sov ereign has moved many puppets which his heir was unable to manipulate. General Simon Cameron has been a commanding figure in American politics few mon have boon more so. For near ly seventy years ho has stood as the power and inspiration of successful poll- tics in Pennsylvania , and by reason of that position has exercised a strong and positive influence upon the politics of the nation. Possessing the political instinct in its fullest devslopraont , with all the conditions of temperament and will nec essary to support it , ho followed its bid ding aggressively and fearlessly. No obstacles baffled him , ho was dismayed by no dangers , ho hesitated at no labor. Having the qualities and qualifications of leadership , weaker mon yielded willing submission to his com mands or were forced to obey them. Ho brooked no divided power and required the absolute allegiance of his followers. In a word , Simon Cameron was in the period o ! his active career in the fullest sense a politician aggressive - sivo , fearless , sagacious , indefatigable , faithful to those who gave him their faith , relentless to his enemies. Only such a man could have for almost sev enty years held the second state in the union in bondage to his will. As the reward of all his political ef fort Mr. Cameron has been a United States senator , a member of the cabinet , and represented the government at a foreign court. Ho aspired to bo presi dent in I860 , but finding his chances hopuloss ho throw his mllucnco to Lin coln as against Soward. Ho played the part of Warwick again in 1870 , when after an ineffectual support of Hart- mnft he gave the vote of Pennsylvania to Hayes in order to boat Blaine. As a representative American politician , who has served ' under both the democratic and repub lican standards , and knows our politics as thoroughly as any man who has over participated in them , General Simon Cameron can bo commended to the polit ical loaders of England as worthy of their most distinguished consideration. Intcr-Strxto Extradition. The governors of Massachusetts , Ver mont , Connecticut , Pennsylvania and New York have united in an invitation for a mooting of representatives of all the states and territories , to convene in Now York on the 23d of next month , the object being to Institute a movement for a uniform system of rules aud practice in the matter of the inter-state extradi tion of fugitives from justice. The circu lar sots forth that while the regulations aud practice of the states in general maybe bo considered substantially similar , they are widely divergent in details and par ticular requirements. The ill consequen ces of this divergence are obvious. Flee ing criminals are afforded a better op portunity of escape than they would have if a uniform system of extradition prevailed , the officers of the law are put to a great deal ol trouble that U often perplexing , vexatious and dangerous delays occur , and an unnecessary ex pense is incurred. All those conditions are more or less serious obstructions to the prompt and effective execution of justice , necessary both to the restraint and pumisliment of crime. All means necessary to the speediest practicable ap plication of the law , avoiding all hind rances not essential to obvlato injustice , are desirable , and the aim should bo to reduce to the minimum the opportunities of criminals to escape the consequences of their acts. There is of course a steady Inorea.se of the criminal class , ami therefore ot crimes , whllo the facilities of travel bo- twovn the states enable the crlmiuals to got easily and rapidly away from the scone of their depredations , It fre quently happens that only those wb , o have committed the moro serious crimes are pursued , chiefly , for the reason ! ordinary comparatively small tlcually moving about the state to state , virtually protcctel inharmonious system of oxtraditli This system also affords to the class of greater criminals opportunities of escape nnd of organization to defeat justice which they not Infrequently avail them selves of. The organized raid on Cleve land detectives who were convoying a prisoner from Pittsburg a few months ago , In which the urlsonor was released nnd ono ot the detectives fatally injured , would probably not have occurred but for the delay in obtaining extradition papers. The several days required for this purpose enabled the prisoner to com municate with his trusted colleagues in crime and they to rally to his rescue , not hesitating at murder to accomplish that object. On every account it is desirable that inter-state extradition laws shall bo slml- pllflcd and harmonized , so that they shall promote rather than impede justice. The proposed mooting is therefore an impor tant matter , which should receive tlio earnest attention of the authorities of all the states. Ediicntlonnl Convention. The national school association hold its annual meeting at Chicago. Before adjourning the convention adopted a scries of resolutions which , in the main , are unobjectionable , but in no respect original. Tlio recommendation that politics should not enter into the election of school officers is to bo com mended. Politics should bo as igidly excluded from school man agement as sectarianism. Compulsory ducation is ono among the numerous ithor recommendations. The suggcs- ion is crowing in popular favor , and no which will bo ultimately adopted. So long as the oooplo are taxed for the npport of public schools elementary in- truetion should be made universal. An ippeal i made for n general advance in .eachers , salaries , and a system of pon- ilons for teachers who have become una ble to continue professional labor by rea- ion of advanced age. On this point much nay be said. The average pay of teach- srs Is doubtless too low but in Homo ities , notably in Omaha , the teach ers are the best paid class of , vago workoM in the community. The proposition to establish a retired 1st for teachers who have lost their health or become too old to continue in the pro- 'esnion is worthy of consideration. It may bo premature , but tlio tendency to encourage men and women who excel in any calling is gaining ground. The pol- cy should however bo to pay good wages , usuro promotion to the meritorious and efliciont , and inculcate industry , frugal ly and thrift. A well paid teacher ought ; o be abto"to save and lay by enough in the course of fifteen or twenty years to bo iu a condition to retire without a pen sion. sion.The The legislatures are urged to nrovi defer for teaching thu injurious effects of alco hol nnd narcotics on the human system , to prohibit the sale of impure literature and tobacco to the youth. This is the sum aud substance of the recommendations made to thu county by the National Teachers' association. Those who expected grand things from this convention will bo sadly disap pointed. Papers were road and hours given to discussion , but iu the mam nothing prac tical was suggested or proposed. Nearly all the leading lights devoted themselves to theoretical and speculative disserta tion. The mass of the teachers were mystified with philosophical theorems and gorged with historical reminiscences from away back. Tlio only exceptions were thu discu = sion of manual training and comparison of existing iclations between twoen the common schools , colleges and universities. The pretensions of the latter and their tendency to an exalted and luxurious system of over education were condemned. Education above all things should bo made practical. In neglecting to formu late or suggest nny method by which the common school can bo improved and en larged in its usefulness the convention signally failed of any good purpose. Sunday In the Army. An attempt is being made for the rec ognition and establishment of the iron- modeled Sunday in the regular army. A board of army officers has been in session revising the army regulationsbut its work has been retarded by the work of the Puritan Suudayitos. The demand is that parades and inspections shall bu sus pended on Sunday. The parades and inspections In the army on Sunday are nothing more than like coromonics on other days , unless it bo the inspections are a little moro thorough. The soldier is required to keep clean on week days , to have his equipments in order , Ills barracks clean , and there Is no reason why these same ofllces should not be required of him on Sunday , and his arms and barracks bo inspected to sea that he has done as re quired. Parades are a part of the mili tary duty of n soldier , and ho is as much on duty on Sunday as any other day. The military exercises on Sunday while differing of course from the Sunday preparations and work obligatory in civil life , are in fact just as much a part and as necessary to the soldier's life as the shaving , bathing and other processes through which the civilian gees to prepare him self for the observance of Sunday ac cording to his liking. Because the soldier is paraded and inspeeled on Sun day , bis church principles are not cur tailed. He can go to church if ho wants to , and the church service in the post chapel is just as long as it is in the ca thedral , church or mooting house of city , town or village. His parade and inspoo tion interferes with neither the devotion nor occupation of anybody else , for everybody when the parade occurs is en gaged in it. Reform may bo in order in tha army , but the attempt to do away with Sunday dross parades is uncalled for. THE project of a motor railway in Omaha and the probability that electric ity will bo employed gives local interest to the recent experiments In New York with an electric motor in propelling street cars. The results of these trial * were very satisfactory , showing that en- V Y. JULY 17 , 1887.-TWELVE PAGES.S css'haB boon lumlo in the jtrlo force to street W Tho' ' JAllcn system was York , that being regarded I simple , economical nnd ofll- ffth a single motor n speed of Ivo to fiftcdn miles was obtained , 'running can btf regulated 03 may Bo"desired and withouttlio least dilllculty. It Is said thnt a car < catl bo run by this motor at a cost of $4.10 a dny , or a little more than one-half tlio coat of horse power. Running st'rcct ' cars by electric motors is , howcvor'nolongcr ! n novelty. Moro than 8,500,000 passengers are carried annually in this country in cars moved by this power. In Montgomery , Ala. , elec tricity is used on eleven miles of road , nt a cost one-half that of horse power , lloads on which electricity takes the plaro of horses are found in Baltimore , Los Angeles , Port Huron , Detroit , Scranton - ton , Appleton , Wis. , and Denver. Klco- trie railways are in course of construc tion or under contract in twelve other cities , and in thirty-seven companies have been formed or oilier stops taken for the building of such roads. Upon none of the roads now in operation in this country , however , is force supplied by storage batteries attached to the cars , In most cases power is communicated by an overhead conductor. Moro than 3,000,000 passengers are carried every year by electric railways In Europe. THE man who said yesterday , "Is this hot enough for you , " was shot on sight , and the coroner's jury rondorcd a ver dict that it had served him right in the tiast degree. PUOMlNENr PKHSONS. Sarah Ucrnhardt has saved about 5300,000. General Sherman has taken a cottage at Lake George for the summer. General Sherman Is yachting with E. A. Bateman off the Maine coast. William Waldorf Astor , ex-minister to Italy , is called "Bill" by his father. Dr. K. C. Flower , of Boston , has an Inter est lirthe mines at Silver Cliff , Col. , which he values at 814,000,000. Mfss Daisy Garland , daughter of the attor ney general , will make her debut In Wash ington society next winter. Berry Wall , king of the dudes , Is dressing and undressing ten times a day for the bene fit of the Lone Branch people. " Kentucky will Invite President Cleveland to attend an industrial and commercial con vention at Louisville , October 1. Ex-Governor Pierce , of Dakota , will prob ably accept the presidency of the Grand Forks university la that territory. Secretary Lamar's sqn , who now has a gov ernment clerkship , 'Is net a briirht young man , but an cxcollent baseball player. The only surviving child ot the late Judge Poland , of Vermont , is his daughter Isabel , wife of A. E. Itankln. of St. Johns- bury. ' ' 'I ' Mrs. James Brown' Voder's husband says he Is "entirely satjsjled , ' , ' \\ith his wife's career on the stage. If he wasn't it wouldn't make much difference with the tiiadame. i i Mark Twain Is spending the summer at his country homo near 'Klirilra , N. Y. , and is justly engaged on a how book , lie Is rich , but he wants more money. lie does network work for fun. 3 'f Mr. George W. OhlldsiliM lately adcedto tils valuable collection i of souvenirs the silk hat that General Grant wore during his tour around the world. The general's Initials In Hold- plated letters are placed on the lining Inside the crown. General Batcheller , of Saratoga , has a daughter only seventeen years os ago who speaks seven languages fluently. She was with her father when ho was judge of the In ternational tribunal at Cairo , Kgypt , and converses In Arabic bettor , If anything , than shn does in English. General Francis E. Spinner , formerly treasurer of the United State ? , In greatly en joying life in his tent home on Pablo beach , Florida. At eighty years of ago he In as genial and hearty as ever , and welcomes boats of visitors. He is a particularly suc cessful fisherman , and envious rivals say ID at when worms are scarce he uses his sig nature for bait. A new novel entitled "At the Mercy of Tiberius , " by Augusta Evans Wilson , will be published In September. For many years Mrs. Wilson has been living in seclusion In a beautiful suburban home near Mobile , Ala. , and It bus been understood that , in obedi ence to her husband's wishes , she would never again resume her Htotary work. Mrs. Wilson , bettor known as Mt.ss Evans , repre sents a school of southern fiction that has passed away , while a fresher and better liter ature Has taken Its place. ODDS AM ) ENDS. STOCK In the South Omaha Land company Is a pretty good thing to have. It pays a quarterly dividend of 2Z per cent. THE announcement is again made that Tom Murray will soon complete his building. Murray's building and Krcly'a motor ought to bo hitched up together. JOH.V M. THOUSTON has gnno back to Solrit Lako. Ho has had the wires cut so that the Union Pacific investigating commit tee can not reach him during ttie rest ot the summer. IT Is now the base ball fashion to sell tha players just the same as a cattle king sells lil.s live stock , but we haven't heard of any body wanting to purchase moro than one or two of the members of the Omaha club. IT has recently been shown that the water works cannot throw a stream to the top nf our highest buildings. 'If the required can not be secured , the probability is that steam engines will have to bousou. ( THR public fountain (3 ( as * dry as a basket of chips. Wo refer to thyono near the Omaha National bank. It Is , now neither orna mental nor useful , and.j U lit Is not to be watered It ought to bo carto'd off to a junk shop. > ' JUST BK.FOiiB Andrew Carlisle resigned his position as book-keener for Jauios E. Boyd about el jht years' go and wont south , he Invested $400 in Tptirkcres of ground within the city limits , Ile'focontly returned to Omaha and sold the'-property tor 510,000 , which ho has jelnvcstod" In Omaha real estate. Itoss UAYMOXD , the newspaper man who developed Into a notorious conildnnce worker , among whoso victims was Dr. Miller , of Omaha , Is now behind the bars atSlngSlngJ He Is the assistant librarian of the prison , and Is also an aide to the chaplain. This would seem to imply , says an exchange , that even within the prison walls ho has success fully practiced his confidence game. Gore Slight Have Stained tlio Jubilee. I'tttihurv Chronicle. It Is queer that Qneon Victoria did not confer the Order of the Bath on some of Buffalo Bill's Indians. Practically Covers the Ground. New York Tribune , High license with local option practically COTWI the ground. Where cue will not apply the other will. The Grst for the cities , the second for the country , small towns and villages , offers each in its turn the policy best adapted to existing conditions. Prohi bition cannot , at least as yet , conquer appe tite In cities. tftio York IforM. Perhaps Brlnskl , Grover Cleveland's army substitute , would be willing to represent the ircsldont at St , Louis for a consideration. Preparing Tor nn Uniergnnoy. St. Toufic | > ubt/fiin. / The Canadian militia Is being reorganized , t is possible that the dominion Is expecting another visit from Editor O'Brien. Good Advice. At IP 0 ; leant J'/cni/iitir. / / A young man going Into politics should clvo his character to the devil and his pock- itbook to his wife. When ho repents lie may > o saved. AOrcdltnhlo PARC. The editorial page of the SUNDAY OMAHA inn was a credit to that city and the state. Nothing so becomes a metropolitan paper as a full and able editorial page. i * A lllntto Mr. Ttmrston. JfeUoh Leader. On lawyer's day at Crete , John M. Thurston took advantage of the ooportunlty o roast the press for the remarks It had made concerning his visit to Minnesota when the 'acltic ralhvay commission wanted him. If dr. Tliurslou would bo a little more honest n his dealings the press would give no occa sion to feel irrioved at its remarks. Classical Sinus. Huston Courier. Shakspcarc scorns to have been very well up In most of the slang phrases of ho present day. InV'Ilenry VIII. " wo lave "too thin ; " in "King John , " "come ofTt" and "you are too green and fresh : " n "Winter's Talc , " "What ? Never ? " xnd , although he docs not exactly use .ho . exclamation rats ! wo have in "Ham- et , " "A rat ! : x rail" which is pretty nnar t. John liunyau used the phrase , "It is i cold day" in connection with adver sity. Darling ofOninhii. Written for the Kuiiilnv lice by Lu n. Cake , Free as the fawn of her native plains , Dai ling of Omaha , oj'al the tint of the sky-bluo veins , Darling ot Omaha , Brown are her eyes and bright , Swift Is her step and light , And on her lips Is the red that tips The rose that blooms whore the sunshine dips , And sweets no honey bee over sips- Darling ot Omaha. CII01UIS. Darling of Omaha , Best girl you ever saw , And on the htieet she Is dressed so neat , Add looks so sweet as her dainty feet Go tripping th' tune that your heart will beat- Darling of Omaha. True Is the love of her merry heart , Darling of Omaha , Willing her hands for to do her cart , Darling of Omaha , Mother , sweetheart , or wife , Anchor and joy of life , Her eyes they'll beam like the starlight's gleam , When all Is dark as a dungeon dream , And sweetly she'll murmur "Another Ice cream , " Darling ot Omaha. Literary Notes. NKii'HMAnA/iXK , published monthly by Charles Scrlbner & Sous , N. Y. , prlcfl per number "Scents. The opening paper , a profusely illus trated article on " i'ho Physical Proportions tions of a Tpvical Man , " is from an ath letic standpoint of value and to the gen eral reader truly instructive. The fourth installment of the unpublished letters of Tliaokory appears in this number. Some Illustrations of Napoleon and his Times" by John C. Ropes , reaches hero the sec- mid paper. It is illustrated with some line now portraits of Napoleon , one of which serves as the frontispiece to the magazine. Junnniy Bascom is the name of a very clover little love story. "A Girl's Life Eighty Years Ago , " is told in a selection of very interesting letters written by one of the wittiest and cleverest women of that time. The letters are reproduced as she wrote them to her intimate friends. They afford a fresh fountain of sparkling wit and homely philosophy , such as is seldom met. Tlio romaming articles are us follows : "On an Old Road , " Charles Markham ; "A Great Patience , " Edward Iiomuus Stopheuson ; "Seth's Brother's VYife , " ( chapters XXIV-XXV ) Hcrold Frederic ; "Silent Sorrow , " Louise Chan dler Moulton ; "French Traits The So cial Instinct , " W. C. Brownell : "The Owl. " Charles Lot'.n ' Hildrolh ; "A Peril ous Incognito , " ( part I ) ( I. II. Boyesen. THE FOUUM , a monthly magazine , published at Now York , 07 Fitth avenue. Price , S5.00 a year. Prof. W. T. Harris , in a loading article entitled "Henry George's Mistake about Land , " confronts the great land reformer with an array of statistics that contradict the premises upon which Henry George builds his entire theory. The position of Mr. Harris is strong enough to demand an nnswer. David A. Pee gives a very instructive idea of the "Position of Can ada , " from a political standpoint. Prof. A. P. Peabody contributes this month's installment of "Books thut Helped M . " Grant Allen gives his idea of "Whatis the Object of Life ? " Prof. Newman Smyth asks a question which in the light of recent discussion if of timely import. That question is "Is Princeton Humanizing ? " His suggestions are clean cut and full of pertinent criticism of the article by Prof. Patton in tlio Forum of lust month entitled , "Is Andover Roman izing ? " Mary Parmalco writes of the topic "Relation , the Ultimate Truth. An elab orate anrt interesting analytical treat ment of "Loughter" is given by Professor Si Georg < i Mivarl. Park Bmvbium on "Tho Infliction of the Death Penalty ; " Alice H. Rhino on "Unco Prejudice at Summer Resorts , " mid Professor Boyosno on "Dangers of Unrestricted Immigra tion , " complete the topio in this volume of the Forum. MAOAZINK OF AMKIIICAN HISTORY , pub lished at 743 Broadway , New York , price 85 a year. The editress , Mrs. Martha J. Lamb , gives a very readable account of the im prisonment of Henry Laurons , the rnvo- Iutionary patriot , in the London towur. A full length portrait of Henry Laurons adorns the number as a frontispiece. General Arthur F. Dovoreaux presents a graphic account of the famous charge ol Pickott's nt Gettysburg. Ono of the most valuublo papers that lias ever ap peared in recent literature , is that con tributed by Justin Winsor on "Man uscript Sources of American History. " John M. Bishop gives some very useful information concerning the "United States Mail Service. " "Tho Biography of the River and Harbor Hill" is told by Albert 1J. Hart , Ph. 1) . A cur- ions contribution is thatofGeo. K. tester - tor , on the very curious subject. "Journ alism Among the Cherokee Indians. " Minor Topics , Notes , Queries , and the other regular departments are replete with interesting and instructive matter. "Wir > E AWAKK published monthly at Hoston by D. Lothrop & Co , Price 2.40 a year. The July WIDK AWAKE ought to bo put in tho. hands of every youngster in the land , for it opens with u Jong and do- lightfnl account ot " Washington 'A Boy hood , Pursuits nnd Companions. " writ- by William F. Caruo , a citizen of the old village of Dolhavcn , whore the young Washington lived in his early years. The paper is full of anecdotes and traits of the great president. It has & full-page illustration by Howard Pylo. A stirring Fourth of July story. "The U.so of It , " is from the pun of Mrs. Harriet A. Choovor , "I'ho Story of Kocdon BluflV by Charles Egbert Craddock , is very fresh ami bright iu 1U humor , nnd very strong ami novel in its plot. Its manly mountain boys are now models of manll- ticss and chivalry. The Harvard annex has n long article to itself from the pen of ono of its graduates , Miss Fronio Marie Urooks : "How Ono 'Annex Maitl" Megan Her Career ; " it is fully illustrated and will bo interesting to those young women who desire tt Harvard college education , iiml also to the general pub lic. The Queen's Jubilee is commemor ated by n pretty pair of anecdotes from tlio pen ot an Englishwoman , Mrs. Raymond mend Blatliayt , which is accompanied by n full page engraving of thjo famous sitting statute of tlio queen , by Bochm , which st-inds in the grand vestibule ut Windsor castle ; the article is entitled "Every Inch a Queen. " "Tho Secrets at Rosoludlos. " The Indian Mound serial by Mrs. Chathervvood , nnd "Tho Lost Medicine of tlio Utes , " the western serial by Mrs. Cliampnoy , are ilelightitil this month. Mrs. Harriet Pruscott Spoflbnl's "Halladsof Authors , " is nuont Cowpor.und is called "Bnsido the Ouso , " finely illustrated bv Garrott. The La Rose Blanche War-times .story is entitled "Poor Whltoy" and relates to ono of the Mount Vernon candlesticks of Washing ton's time , and describes : i plantation fete and an episode of the war. There is a good pleco ot biography in the "Suc cessful Women" .series , about Dr. llaohcl Littler Hodlny , the dean of the Phila delphia Women's Medical college , also much bright verso and picture. The Ceitury inaga/Jnu published monthly by the Century company , New York. Price , 34.00 a year. The opening paper , entitled "Wild Flowers , " by John Burroughs , is an analytical account of the llowers that may bo found in any delightful ramble among the wild meadows and forests in these hot and sultry days. An other pastoral study is uflonled in the article ticlo on "Sportsman's Music , " by W. J. Henderson , giving pictures of live game birds and recording their musical notes. A very droll and amusing paper is that of "Animal Locomotion in the Muybridgo Photographs , " in which the tricking and kicking mule , athleticu , jumping , etc. , nro given in the progres sive stages of action. Mr. II. S. Edwards writes a very amusing storv entitled "Sister Todhuiitcr'H Heart. " It is gro tesquely illustrated. Stockton's "Hun dredth Man" is continued. Tlio Lincoln History closes up the Kan sas troubles and discusses their corol lary , the "Lincoln-Douglas Debate. " Interesting and unpublished letters by Lincoln and Greely are given. Bowing with becoming humility like good Amer icans before tlio common fotieu the hu morist , readers who are interested in Lincoln will yet not lail to see how neces sary to a knowledge of the president it is to know the political soil and atmosphere which made him what ho was. At the same time the conviction that Messrs. Nicholay and Hay nro the custodians of much of the most personal nud intimate inside history of Lincoln's administra tion may well stimulate the impatient curiosity of the public. The veteran his torian George Bancroft adds to the his torical value ot the number by recount ing "An Incident in the Lifo of John Adams , " to which there are added portraits traits of Adams and Oliver Ellsworth. The War Serins , followed since the start by the closest attention of thous ands , compasses this month the hundred days of battle in "Tho struggle for At lanta , " compactly narrated by General O. O. Howard , with a two-pace letter from General Sherman , regarding "Tho March to the Sea , " while in the next number , General Joboph E. Johnston.his opponent , is to write of the tight against Sherman. Short communications appear from General Hunt , in pply to General Walker on "Iho Question of Command nt Cemetery Ridgo/'and from General H. V. Boynton on the late Colonel R. R. Scott ami his work on the war records. "Christian Science" nnd "Mind Cure , " by Dr. Buckloy. ami "Tho Potential Energy - orgy of 1'ood , by Professor Atwatoraro two papers of a suggestive and valuable by exports in the investigations which they record. The volume ends with the regular features full of interesting mut ter. ELECTRIC CARRIAGES. A. PlttsbnrR Company to Blake an Interesting Kxpcrlraent. The extraordinary development of the electric railway system which has taken place within the last few months has naturally lead to ft number of inquiries as to when carnages will bo propelled by electricity. A company has boon formed in Pittsburg for the purpose of running carriages upon the sumo plan as now adopted in many places for street cars. and before the end of the year it will probably bo known what the advantages of the now svbtom may bo. Four years ago Dr. J. R. Finnoy , of Pittsburg , took out a number of patents covering a sys tem of running carriages through the streets by olcctricitv taKen from an ovor- heud wiro. Tlio system to bo used is but little different from that described in the iinnoy patents , and is very similar to that used by existing lines of street cars which run by electricity taken from an overhead wiro. In the carriages to bo used the motor is placed under the back scat and is con nected with the overhead wire by n short wire running to u "traveller , " similar to that with which street cars ivro con nected. The connecting wire between the carriage und the little "traveller , " which runs aloiif ; the overhead wire , is lone enough andlloxiblo enough to al low the carriage to bu run from one flido of the street to the other , and the trav eller itself may bo r move from the over head wire whenever the driver of the carriage wishes to disconnect it entirely. The dlflicultics of the problem to bo solved were many , owing to the weight of the motor mid the bad roads of our American cities. Every imgrovomont which tends to lighten ttio weight of the electric motor is a step in advance for the electric carriage. It will bo possible that nil the carrlgo may have to travel at the same rate of spued us the horse csra do now , but us that ratu may bo faster than the average hor.so speed , this would bo no objection in a small town or village. In case of aecidont or stoppage for any cause the carriage may bo dis connected ; so long as it is in connection with the main wire , it can bo run up to the sidewalk , turned around , or moved la nny direction tlio length of its con necting wire. Ono of Now York's bust experts said to-dnv , in speaking of the possibilities of Iho Finnoy system : "Mueh will depcno upon the smoothness of the roads over which the carriages will be run. Given u perfectly smooth pavement , such ns our asphalt , and there need be no dif ficulty whatever. With n block pavo- mcnt it requires from three to four times the power to run a oarrhigo us on rails , and on an ordinary turnpike the power expended is from live to six tunes as great. The motor to run an ordinary carriage holding four persons need not weigh more than "M pounds , and in this respect tlio over-head wire system is vastly superior to any use of u storage battery as wu hava it at present , tor if to too weight of thu motor we have to add the weight of the storage battery , which iii as yet a very heavy apparatus , the carriage would necessarily bo voTy strong and require the heaviest kind of framing , axles and wheels. I'ho present ulliciuiicy of the electric motor u so gruat that almost anything is td be hoped from its intelligent use. The latest Her. ures of recent careful tests given lt of * tlcicncy as 03 per cent. ; that is to Bayt that of the ulectrlu power put into the motor , it will give back 03 per cent. This is extraordinarily high as compared to the steam Miginc , which returns nbotit 15 per cent of the value of the coal burned. When wo come to compare the cost of running a light carriage by cloo' trlcity from nu overhead wire with the cost of horse power , it will bo seen that there is a groatur margin in favor of electricity thim when street cars nro talked about , for the car company uses its hordes to the best mlva'utago , while Iho private owner may not got morn than half the available work out of his carriage horse. As to the manner in wluoli people could pay tor the service by electricity , that is still n matter for discussion. It Is quite possi ble that in small towns the same over head wires which are used for the street cars might bo used for carriages. "If the storage battery can bo made much lighter tlmii nt present , and scarce a day passes that wo do not hoar of some step in this direction , it will , of course , como into use for light carriages. In thla connection the use of water power and windmill power is of great Importance , Within thu lust year the improvements in storage batteries and in dynamos which food them , have been such an to warrant any one in believing that in the very near future we shall see windmills useu to htoro up energy which can bo em ployed for lighting or for running car * Hugos. One dllliotilty has boon the trouble in making n dynamo which wo.ild start and .stop automatically , but that is being rapidly overcome. Th'ostor- ago battery in connection with the wind , mills muy liavu n future impontnnoo of which wo scarcely dream iu furnishing cheap power ana light. " STYLES FOR "DRESSY Wlint Fnshlonnblo People Will Won * In CnntH , WnlBtco.ttH. Scarfr , Etc. There is no tendency to change the length of waistcoats , and all collars uro made light on the turn. The one-button cutaway , known hero ns the "English walking co.it , " is and will continue to be a staple favorite. The desire for lower rolls in coats will effect the double-breasted frock even for winter wear , and the roll will bo to the third button. The two-button cutaway is a now coat which has at once taken its pluoo in fashionable favor , and has many good features to recommend it. Dutiblo-broastcd frock coats will bo short both in the wal.st and skirt lengths , u' ' < nil overcoats have boon growing shorter during the last two years. There are two marked departures In style of routs for the coming season , con sisting , firstly , in changes of roll , and secondly in number of buttons em ployed. In trousers there is a general tendency to adopt eighteen inches knee and eigh teen inches bottom fur medium-sized mon. They are made with very littla shaping. The length of a doubio-broastod frock for a man of live feet eight inches will bo from thirty-six to thirty-seven inches and that of the overcoat from thirty-seven to thirty-oigUt. The turns an . notches in coats have not grown perceptibly in width , while lightness and grace are Indisponsiblo. Jrt overcoats , however , very little of this change has been effected. In sack coats the three and four button cutaway ( but much less sharply cutaway than hitherto ) are good sellers , with a roll of about live inches and no changes in length from last season. The downward development of roll from the three inches of two years ago has been marked , although gradual , until u standard of five inches Ims boon adop ted , with n tendency towards six. In the way of fancy overcoats , eto. , the long uistor sack will bo u favorite. To such garments , when trimmed with fur collars and cull's , loop trimmings will bo used considerably iu place of but tons. The shoulders of all coats have grown slightly wider , and are made up soft without stin'onlng. Sleeves dolino the arm medium close and finite hollow on tlio front seams , with culls medium small and trimmed with two buttons and imitation buttonholes. Waistcoats roll considerably lower than the coats , the latter possessing soft fronts so as to roll free and display the shirt bosom to croat advantage. The number ot buttons on the coat front IIOH been ( liminishdd and tha three-button cutaway is rapidly usurping the place in favor ot its four button proto-typo. Although much has been written about the prevalence of low cut vests , the fash ion has not become general. The ten dency is , undoubtedly , in this direction : and when the masses begin to adopt such a fasli'on probably cravats nud bows will have a bifrrun. But hardly this season. It will take at least another year. The straight front sack coat , buttoning jive and dnlining the figure medium close is still popular. The ono button cutaway sack is still a staple garment , but for winter use wilt not be in great demand In regard to the length of walking coats there has been little or no change in tlio length ofuis > t and skirts as regards last season. For a period the small scarfs with an elongated knot took well , then the de mand subsided somewhat , only to come in again when this style was made up in the attractive patterns. The tecks and four-in-hands nave enormous sale , and notwithstanding tlio many handsome pat terns ut a low price , the sale on finer goods has not been interfered with , but rather the best goods seem to sell the best. LETTER FROM BUFFALO BILL , 1 An KntortainliiR Description of Ilia Isnmlon ICxpcrit'iioo. The El Paso Inter-Republics of July 7 contains the following : Colonel William Roy , of this city , an old friend mitt comrade of Bufl'alo Bill , is in receipt of a frank and characteristic letter from the great scout. It shows conclusively that he IH the same Bill , liowo'nr fortune has smllnd. The letter runs ns follows : LO.NDO.V , Juno ! ! , 1S37. My Dear Colonel : It was a genuine pleasant surprise to receive your letter. I havn often thought of you and wondered what had become nf jou. So Klad you are still on top of the earth. Well , ever since I Kot out of the mud hole In New Or leans things have been cominj ; my vsny pretty smooth and I have captured thin country from the ntim-n down , and nm dolnx thcmtotlm tune of $10,000 a day. Tnlk about Bhow business , there never was riny- thing like It over known and never will uo again , and , with my Kurorican reputation , you can easily uuess the business i will do when I net btrk to my own country. It's pretty hard work with two or three pcrfoimaiicosa day itiul the society racket , receptions , dinners , etc. No man , not oven ( /rant , uai rccclu.'il better than your humble servant. I have dined with every one ol tlio rojalty from Alnort , prince of Wales , down. 1 .sometimes wonder If tt Is the S.IIUH old 1)111 ) Cony , the bull \\lmclcer. Well , colonel , 1 still \Miar tlm stum : Hl/ed hat , and when I make my pile I nm coming back to visit all the old boys. If you meet anv nf them tnlf tlntm 1 nlu't cot the IjlK-hcad worth a cent. I am oviir htjo fur dust. Will be Klad to hear from any of them , Write mo aunm. Your old-time fildiid. BILL Couv. Preparing Tor Cnnruloii , Nr.w I'OIIK , July 10. ( Special Telegram to the JliiK.J Dm Tribune say * : Tim latest feature In the Irish situation Is described In our special cable dispatch. It Is a com en- tlon , which the members for county Cork , headed by O'Hrlen , have called to consider the best means ot defending the tenants an lnst the combination which the Curie landlords have made. The Idea Is likely to be adopted tliioiKluiut Inihind. In vinw ol the suppression of UHI Notional league , wbQi coercion KOCJ lulo wlTucl.