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57I" 2 THE OMAHA DAILY hJiffljy MONDAY. AUGUST 15. 1887.
SHORT-SIGHTED CHILDREN , Astounding Facts Darelopod By tha Iowa State Board of Health , THE CAUSE FOUND IN SCHOOLS. Veterinarians On the Tinokont For Jjlf Stock Dlflcai cfl-A Mttlo Mili tary Sensation Other News of Iowa. ftnpldly Growing Bllnrt. DF.R Momr.s , la. , August U. [ Special to tlio llF.n.l The slercotypjd question that has agitated revival circles HO many years- Is the world growing better ? can DO profit ably suspended lor a little ; whllo those In authority consider another question Li the world growing blind ? The number ot chil dren wearing glasses , seen on the streets ot this city and oilier largo towns , Is suflldcnt to call attention to the subject with a good deal of surprise. Twunty-llvo years ago , a spectacle child was a curiosity , People looked with mingled astonishment and pity upon the poor unfortunate and wondered why nature was so weakened. Now youngs ters with glasses in front of tholr eyes , and numberless others who ncoJ glasses but don't wear them , are not uncommon. Inquiry shows the number of nearsighted children , to bo surprisingly largo , and the most lamentable - montablo part of It is that tholr nearsighted- BOSS Is largely duo to bad treatinont In the public seliooK It scorns romnrkablo that the school * which are designed to develop the child's growth In all directions should bo the occasion qf his misfortune. But they are teA A great extent In this rnspcct , at least , not in tentionally so of course , but through ignor ance of some of the primary principles of science1. The state board of health has been investigating this matter , and for that pur 3 pose sent requests to different schools ot the state for th6 number of children who wore 3i 3a nearsighted , or whose sight was Impaired be a i yond an average condition. The returns re t ceived were In some Instances ap i palling. In ono school In Warren county , i containing 71)0 ) pupils In average attendance , 1 icy nro near-sighted. Almost one-fourth of 1I the children attending that school have de 1I I tective vision I That is a startling showing , I but the cause was not hard to find. Inquiry showed that the blackboards in use In that school building were situated between the windows , thus compelling children to look at a black surface with a strong light on either side just the tiling to produce noar-slghtcd- ncss. In another school In Clayton county , Wlln an ave/ago / attendance of IbO pupils , were were only thirty-one who by actual test could be Milked In the normal sight 1UU In this case ri/o-slxths of the scholars had sight more or Lbss Impaired. The reason In all these caw * that were investigated was simi lar a far/lty / arrangement of blackboards or wlndpWH/itnd / a neglect of some of the funda mental p/.lnclplos of optical science. If the nex generation Is not to be sightless It Is nigh tithe that school boards take measures to prevent such a result , but rearranging the construction of school rooms aud guarding against the dangers to which children's eyes are now exposed. In some parts of this state preen I boards Instead of black boards are used in the schools with excellent effect. f LOOKING OUT FOU LIVE STOCK. Frojf. Stalker , the state veterinarian , has re- turuud from Illinois where he has been mak ing fa thorough Investigation ot the now dlsnaso which exists among the breeding norpbs In McLaln and Oewltt counties In tna/c / stato. llo was sent there by Governor Itafrrabeo In order to take precautions to Ciiard against the Introduction of the disease yto Iowa. Dr. Stalker reports that all of the cases have been so thoroughly quarantined Mid taken care of that there m little pro- Iplllty of Its spreading. About iiftuen cases bave occurred In stallions and sixty In brood mares. This dlsoane , which is Known as Colt , " a disease springing being taken to stamp out the disease , and ProfT Stalker has called the attention of nil blr.deputlcs throughout the state to It , re questing them to report promptly the ilrst appearance or Indication of Its approach. The veterinarians of the state by ha way , I" , re becoming recognized as a body of'well ro Informed and skllttil men , the personol hav ing Improved very much In the last few years. The Influence and worth of the tl veterinary department of the state agricul tlll tural college at Amen , has had much to do with this. A state association ot graduated veterinarians has recently beoti oreanl/ed , do ono being ollgablo who has not a diploma * rom a legally authorized veterinary college. The president of the association Is Dr. A. li. Worse , of DCS Mollies. The board of cen- eors Is composed of I'rof. Stalker , of AUIDH , Sr. U. P. Sleddon , of Oskalnosa , aud Dr. E. . Sayres , of Algona. a UK aovuiiNon's OHKYS. Allttlo.rlpplo ot excitement lately dis turbed the minds of the governor's greys , of Dubuqne. The company Is one of the crack military organisations of the state. In social I respects It is the loader. It was very happy i ilia other day when designated by the gov ernor to act ns his escort at the constitutional centennial In Philadelphia next month. But the joy turned to grief when the report reached If , that the Mnscatlno ritles had been I Ilrst leAdcrod the honor but had declined. ( The greys were quite Indignant for a while till they learned that there was no occasion ( or jealousy. The report arose through a t misunderstanding. The Musc.itino company , which In drill and military proticlencyls Without an equal In the state , attended the national military encampment at Washing ton last spring. Whllo there , tno company Was complimented on Its line appearance by Bon. John A. Kasson , of Iowa , who Is the president of the centennial commission. lie remarked to the captain of the company that ati would be glad If ho could bring his com pany to Philadelphia to the celebration , liut. sw there was no appropriation for the pnr- pose and the company had been on ono ex cursion this year , It decided not to go. The governor's InvlUlon to the Dubuqno com pany to act as his escort was entirely separ ate , and first-handed. So when the explana tion Is known , the brave warriors are pla cated , and peace aud happiness once more reign In cam p. TUB HOJIK FOR 80LDIKKS. The trustees ot the new soldiers home at Marshalltown announce that they will have It ready for occupancy In sixty days. They ro congratulating themselves that they have done the unusual thing of computing aud furnishing this state Institution with the original amount appropriated by the legisla ture. 80 they will not hajo to ask next Winter for more money to complete the work or supply some of the lacking appoint ments. The city ot Alarshalltown con tributed 813,000 , which will all bo expended In grading and beautifying the grounds. The fcoine will furnish accommodation for 300 old ( soldiers , and It Is expected that the demand will then bo greater than the room will afford. So as some will havp to bo turned away , the trustees are debating the order ot fulmlsslon. They have concluded that the first to be admitted shall bo the old soldiers who are now In the poor houses of the slut * , and there are some llfty or sixty of that class. Next shall como those who are supported In whole or part at public expense. After them such old soldiers as art ) needy and homeless nnd are now enjoying the bounty pt relation * or friends. Probablv by the Ilrst Of January the soldiers homo will have every room tilled by an old soldier of the union. PANOKIIOUB sroKors. A number ot the drug stores of this city are exposing for sale cheap a lot ot very bright yellow sponges. The * look very clean and attractive , but they are said to b * dangerous. A vrell known medical man who hart noticed them , says that their appearance- here is coin cident aljeast with the warnings ot the New afork health authorities against the use of almllar sponges In ttmt city. In the Utter place ho states that a large quantity ot old apoucos have been gathered up from hos pital and Inttrmariutf , where they have been used In contagious and loathsome diseases , nd are subjected to a bath of chemicals which brightens them up , but falls to kill the disease gunns. So they are toatled. he says , In a most dangerous manner , and he mtvlww everybody to Und out the pedinroe ot their pongca before they use thorn. It Is at least nerd of warning that Is worth respecting. IOWA'S MAKITKACT01IIE8. Most neoplo think ot Iowa as being ex- rluslroly an agricultural state , but recent Statistics compiled at the capital show that it Rlready ha * a large amount of money In vested In manufacturing. Among the num ber reporting , ilfj establishment * report an Tegate capital ot about : W.OOU,000 , TV 1th irl'J.OOO employes. TUe fatal number ot . . wJU M,060 pertODS employed. JJvery year sn&Wa the nnrabor Increasing. Western people have learned tntt It Is much better to make what they need tban to send east for It at a higher cost. Iowa's Flnnnocft. DBS JIoiSKS , la. , AuBiwt 14. ISpcclnl Telegram to tlie BEK. ] State Treasurer Troombly has just completed ills biennial re port covering the fiscal period from Juno 80 , loSjtoJuuoO ) , 1SW. The report shows that the state has received from the different counties during that tlmo S2,882,1TO.27. It has also received In addition from Insurance companies 5110av > .24j from railroad com missioners , 840,802.07 ; fees from state officers , $07,407,30 ; from telegraph nnd telephone companies , 822,519.87 ; from miscellaneous sources. Sil.OSO.DO : transfers from the school fund. 538.07J.VM ) making all together 53,211- 05 .C3 ; balance from last report , SH7.1M.W. Total , 53,359,110.57. In regard to the state debt Treasurer Troombly says : "As Is itenorally known , for four years the revenue provided has not been sutllcletit to meet the unusual appropriations made by the Nine teenth and Twentieth general assemblies for building new and extending state Institu tions already established , thereby creating a large floating debt This , 1 am pleaded to say , has been largely reduced , with eveay assurance that the fall pa > mnnt of the tax of 1& > 0 and the spring payment ot the tax of 1S47 will fully meet the Interest bearing part of this debt. " The amount of warrants out standing Juno BO , 1H37 , was 845. ' > ,987.30 , of which 320,073.42 had ceased to draw Inteiest , leaving the Interest bearing debt ut that date CONDITION OF THK CROPS. Recent Rains Caino Too tinto to Don- one the Corn Crop Much. CHICAGO , August 14. The following crop summary mil appear In this week's Issue of the Farmers' llevlew : Copious ralus fell generally throughout the west last week , re freshing the naichcd pastures and invigorat ing more or less nil the growing crops. The rain unfortunately camn too late to mato- rlnlly bencht the corn crou ana has had little cITect for good except on late planted or low lying fields. Much more rain will be required to put the pastures In good fall condition , and replenish the wells and other sources of stock water. Those estimates , having been made from reports prepared previous to the rainfall , do not Indicate any Improvement accruing therefrom. The overage yield of winter wheat , as estimated from our reports in different states. Is as follows : Twenty- two counties In Illinois report an aver- nro of 104-5 bushels ; six Indiana coun ties , 18 bushels ; twelve Ohio counties , bushel * ; ten Missouri counties bushels and eight Kansas counties 13 liels. The yield of sprlnir wheat In the different states ! 11 50 bushels In eighteen Iowa counties ; 14 bualicU In ten Nebraska counties and 13 bushels in ten Minnesota counties. Tlio average condition of the corn crop is estimated as follows : Twenty-two counties In Illinois 49.5 per cent ; seven counties In ludlana 40.3 per emit ; thirteen Ohio counties 77.it per reut ; nliio Missouri counties C'J pur cent ; nine Kansas counties 47.2 per cent ; nineteen Iowa counties 80.7 ; ten Nebraska counties 88.5 per cent and ten Minnesota counties 85.2 per cent. The Weather Crop Bulletin. WASHINGTON , August 14. Following Is the woather'crou bulletin of the signal ofllco for the week ended August 13 : Thn temperature during the week has been decidedly warmer than usual In the contra ! valleys , the dally excess ranging from 3 to 5 degrees , and tn the region from Texas north ward to Nebraska the dally average excess raneed from 5 to 0 degrees. The rainfall has been sllwhtly tn excess In the drouth re gion of Northern Illinois , Southern Wiscon sin. Southern Michigan. Eastern Kansas , Nebraska and Southern Minnesota , and this morning general rains are reported in the drouth region from Missouri and Iowa east ward to Ohio. In all other sections the rainfall was less than usual. During thn past four weeks less than 25 per cent of the usual rain rain fall has oc curred In Southern and Central Illinois , Western Kentcky , Southern Missouri , and Northern Arkansas. Less than 60 per cent of the rainfall occurred in the states of the upper Mississippi valley , and the greater portion of the rain reported in this section tortbe mouth , fell during the past week. Ueports from Ohio. Indiana , Illinois , Mis souri , Nebraska and Kansas Indicate that the rains came too late to cause any marked improvement In the already damaged crops. The Weather. For , Nebraska : Llgyt local showers fol lowed by fair weather In eastern portion , fair weather in western portion , variable winds , slight changes In temperature. For Iowa : Fair weather tn eastern portion tion , local showers followed by fair weather In western portion , northerly winds , gener ally variable , stationary temperature. For Dakota : Local showers followed by fair weather , light variable winds , slight changes In temperature. Survivors of Itnbcl Prison Pens. The second meeting of the old union soldiers of Omaha who wore captives in rebel prisons during the war was hold yesterday afternoon In Custer Post lodge room , G. A , R. , S. 8. Auchmoody m the cbr.ir , W. S * Seavoy , secretary. Action towards the entertainment of the ox- army prisoners throughout the stuto via- itlntc Omaha during the coming encamp ment of the G. A. K. in September was tukon nnd a permanent oiganizutiou ef fected. The dosicn of nn appropriate rocistor , giving in detail each prisoner's record from the date of his capture to the day of his discharge or escape , was pre sented aud adopted and u committee ou by-laws appointed. Letter From the Ex-Sheriff of Chaa- qua County , New , York. P louce _ _ that I am able to endorse all the good things that have over been said about thorn , and supplement these by saying that I frankly believe their value cannot bo estimated. Their breadth of useful ness is unlimited , nnd ( or urorapt nnd sure relief to almost every ache and pain the flesh la hair to , no other remedy , in my opinion , either oxtcrual or internal , equals thorn in certainty and rapidity. I have used them at ono time for rheuma tism , another for backache , again for bronchitis , always with the same result u speedy euro. L. T. HAHKINOTOM. A now lawn tennis costume for men is as follows : The upper part of the trousers is baggy and wrinkled. It closes in at the knee by a long tight band four inches wide extending to the swell of the calf uud fastened with not less than five buttons. Garters can bo dispensed with. * Exi'03UitE to rough weather , getting wet , living in damp localities , are favor able to the contraction of diseases of the kidneys and bladder. As aprevontativo , and for the euro of all kidney and liver trouble , nso that valuable remedy , Dr. J. II. McLean's Liver and Kidney Balm. | 1.00 per bottlo. Mrs. Lena Hall , a wrinkled , coffee col ored woman , recently applied to the health commissioner of St. Louis for a burial permit. She said that she was ono hundred and seven years old , and could not lira much , longer , and wanted to make till the necessary preparations for her death while she was able. She waa much disgusted at being told that ante- mortem burial certificates were never Issued. In making the assertion that Pozzonl's medicated complexion powder is ontlr ly free from Injurious or deadly poison- wo do it upon the Authority of a thorough chemical analysis. It is ono of the oldest face powders in American market , and Is used in the fumalies of some of our most prominent medical men who have porsonallv acknowledged to the proprio- that they not only considered it harmer - ess , but esteemed it highly buiiolioiul In very roipeot. _ _ 8nld _ by all JruggUts. For Sweethearts and Wives , , A flue filled base watch with Elgin works , for either lady or gentleman , for fJO for ono watch at Edholui & Akin. A RACKET IN THE UAUUACKS. A Tough lUlico a How with the Sal vation Army. The proceedings of the bass drum ovon- Relists now occupying the ancient coun cil chamber were slightly dis turbed last evening by Alex ander Owens who Is believed to be a raw recruit , late of the Princess rink barracks in Chicago. Mr. Owens opened his evening's devotions at the White Ele phant by Hilling his soul with enthusi asm and his stomach with gin. It was just after the sixth hymn that Mr. Owens reached nrrny headquarters , and ho was ripe for anything devotional , from a lovcfcast to a Sunday school pic nic , llo sat patiently through a rcoital of oxpciicnco ou tlio part of a young female trooper , when the man with the brass horn started up "We'll get there by and by,1' to the tune of "Johnny got the gun. " This was too much for the soul ful Owens , who only know "Chippy , get your hair cut , " to that nlr. He went through the lyric in such a loud tone of voice that the other hymnlsts abandoned the field and let him roar it alone. The gentle Salvationists stood this for a reasonable length of time , until their annoyance , like Job's sufferings exceeded human endurance , and a squad of soldiers was then de tailed to suppress the "sweet singer , " gently if they could , forcibly if they must. As soon as Owens caught sight of the advancing skiimlshcrs ho checked his melody nnd prepared to re pel the attack. Jumping into the middle of the aisle , ho announced to the assembled army that ho was the thumper from llardscrauble , nnd that it would take n whole brigade with a Gutling battery and two troops of cavalry to make him let up on his htylo of worship. Tlio noise reached the streets and two policemen responding spending thereto , removed Mr. Owens with some dilliciilty nnd much violence. On the way to the station a number of Mr. Owens' friends tried to deliver him. with the result that two of thorn fell into tlio clutches of the police , and the trio languish in the "booby-hatch , AMUSEMENTS. Production or an Entertaining Plcco ( it Motz'a Garden. Lost night , Uaurer's & Puls * dramatic company appeared at the popular place of amusement in "Der Onkol nus Amerika. " The audience filled the open garden , and the play was presented with an attention to detail , nnd at the same time an appreciation of the several characters , which , dis played , in an unusual degree , the versa tility of tlio performers. The play abounded in character sketches , each of which was rendered with exceeding care and ability. The cast , at least , so far as the leaders Is concerned , was strongly made , and the result was a performance which frequently convulsed the audience throughout the performance. It was ono of the most successful performances ever given in Motz's garden. Next Sunday evening the celebrated actor , Gustav Hartzhoin , will appear m a leading role , nnd will bo supported by the excellent company of the theatre. Personal 'paragraphs. J. H. Green left last night for North Platte. Warren Switzlcr and family , who have been passing the heated term at Lake Minnctonka , have retuined. The Rev. J. N. Crawford , of Indianap olis , Ind. , who has been a guest of O. P. McCnrty for throe or four days , left last night lor Fulton , Cal. Every llcnsnn But the Illcht Ono. Salt La\c Tribune. Edward Atkinson , in the August Cen tury , discusses the theme of "Low Prices , High Wages , Small Profits and What Makes Them , " In an exhaustive paper. In our judgment , ho gives every reason except the right ono. Ho strains to make it appear that they have come from natural causes ; that the conditions of the precious metals , or their changed conditions since 1873 , have had no marked oflcct. liut ho admits that the great decline m prices began in 1873 , in the year that silver was demonetized. Ho admits , too , that the prices of all kinds of property , like food and clothing , are less than at any time since ItyoO , when the gold of California , and , a little later , of Australia , "began to effect the money voluui o of the world. " His next ellbrt is to show that the poor are the gainers by the fall in prices : that the capitalists have sulTereil. Hero is his most potent mistake , for by capitalists ho refers only to men , who by their energy , carry oh the great works of the world. But he makes other mistakes. His references to laborers are in almost every case re stricted to either skilled or half skilled laborers ; those who add to the work of their hands a large proportion of the work of their bruins. Indeed , he admits that the wages of the single common laborer have grown no better , while their ability to obtain work is being every year restricted , llo ignores the fact that the prices of skilled labor have been parti ally sustained by labor organizations , by strikes and other arbitrary means adopted by the organized bauds themselves , to maintain their rights. By designating the men who carry ou the world's work as the capitalists , ho makes another mis take , for this class of men almost invari ably keep all their moans in active em ployment and are frequently paying heavy interest on sums equal to their capital. In his consideration of the question ho only incidentally men tions the class that is sapping the life out of the business of the country. Wo moan the fixed capital class , the men who toil not , neither do they spin , but they loan their munev nnd collect their interest , nnd to moot their interest the men of affairs have to both toll and spin incessantly , and as this writer admits at constantly reducing profits. The fixed capital class have not suffered ; rather whmi they collect 01 per cent they find- that with that amount they can purchase of the world's products and of the com- 'man labor of the worldthe same amount that a little while ago they could pur chase for 10 per cent. Again this article assumes that the farmers , notwithstand ing the falling priccs.aro making money , but is frank enough to oxolain that this is duo to the fact that within a few years past , through labor-saving machines and reduced cost in transportation , the ex panses of the farmer have been reduced , often , 50 per cent. But with all this the absolute fact is that , considering their investment and the amount of labor they perform , farmers are worse paid than slmost any class of people , and their condition is steadily growing worso. It is probably true that tlio skllleiTlaboror can , considering the cost of food and clothes , earn as much as ho could in 1873 , but tliis docs not make up for the loss Buffered by Upso who produce the food and clothing : But at last the writer reaches the dis cussion of tbo precious metals as bearing upon the subject , and to that wo desire to itovoto a few words. With most exas perating coolness ho refers to gold 09 ' 'the only legal unit of value in this coun try ! " Since when ? Why , In 1873 , when the great decline in prices which ho re fers to began. Then lie asks : "If the true cause of reduction in prices has been the appreciation or rlso in the metal gold , would it not of necessity happened that the price of labor would bavo been affected in the same way ? Would not the price of real estate have bo.en afrbotod in the same way ? " The answer to the first. question is , the price of skilled labor has only been maintained by a steady fight , by strikes , by labor unions , etc. , bn the part of the laborers themselves , together with the tremendous worknwhlch hare been car ried on In mining , scUllng now states , building railroads , cto. Had ours been an old country the price of skilled labor would have fallen precisely as fast as sil ver has seorncd to fall , which is the price which gold has advanced to. Common labor has fallen in jtigt that ratio. Thai real estate has held its own is because ol the increase of 50 | x r cent in the popula tion since 1873 , uetiauso of increased markets , labor-saving' ' machines , and be cause man , not knowing what else to in vest their money In , have been clad to put it In real property. The writer asks again : "if the causa of the reduction in prices had been an increased scarcity oi gold , would not capital , when meas ured by the gold standard , have been able to secure to Itself a constantly Increasing rate of interest or increase ? " That is precisely what it lias done in of- tcct. The capitalist who had a mortgage of f 1,000 , drawing 7 per cent , on u far mer's farm in 18711 , collected $70. or for- ty-livo bushels of wheat. In 1871) ) his $70 bought fifty-six bushels , and now the same sum buys eighty bushels. Again , this writer errs , or rather reasons from the wrong way , when ho says "tho earn ing power of capital has decreased , as represented by the current rate of inter est. " This docs not prove what ho socks to prove , because abundance of mono ? oll'orcd at low rotes is in itself a sign ol the steady shrinkage of money , which causes n sto dy falling in prices , for it shows that money is so much bettor than any form of business , that men who possess it prefer to loan It at low rates rather than invest it in any farm property. Cheap money , cheap interest , means simply that the owners of money dare not invest it. Thai , if continued , means certain disaster to a country. It means that the measure of values has boon lengthened , that it ro- vnlres live pecks of wheat to pay for the bushel borrowed a short time before ; i moans it requires four feet of cloth to make a yard ; it means that it requires in any product of man's toil. $1.25 to pay an indebtedness of $1 ; it means in truth that because of the dishonor placed uuon silver by dishonest legislation , the public and prlv'ito debts of the republic have been increased 35 per cent for all pro ducts which men can produce to pay their debts with , have been reduced in debt-paying power by just that percent age. UNWRITTEN LIBELS. The Defaming Portraits in the Illus trated Prcsi. Record ' definition Philadelphia : Byron's tion of fame , "to bo killed m battle aud have your name misspelled in the Ga zette , " will have to bo amplified. To the armory of the negligent or willful pos thumous defamation has been added anew now weapon. The Illustrated press will not only misspell the name of a dead man , but It will pillory him m the re membrance of his friends and posterity by publishing what Milton called a "mis created front , " palnied off upon the world as a portrait. ' * In the hands of artists tlio pencil ha been made to do grpaj service by that exaggerative wit of 'expression which in caricature magnifies the faults and follies of mankind witliout"sucli disfigurement as to destroy resemblance. Nast's pictures of Tweed m J Harper's Weekly made the face of that ; 'famous rascal as notorious in every part of the United States as the quality of his crime was re markable. This was a.great work in the interest of municipal reform. It is a question now , long the public taste will submit to the' ' violent und vul gar ordeal of pictorial inveracity under which it now sutler's. When , tlio othei day , it was reported on doubtful author ity that Explorer Stanley was killed in the heart of the African' continent in two or three different days , It seemed to the illustrated journals of' the courHry n necessary thing to publish to the world with the news of his death a presentation of the lineaments of the deceased. The result Is something appalling. Perhaps 100 Stanleys looking no moro like caeli other , or like the real Stanley , than George Washington looks like Rutherford B. Hayes are circulating throughout the country , like Satan "going to and fro in the earth and walking up and down in it. " There is , of course , a childish pleasure in looking at pictures , and men and women are but children of larger growth- but there is also a weariness in being perpetually ioqled. There is another consideration. It is a well settled principle of law that H man or a woman has a right to such good fame as good conduct presupposes. It is llbclous tn defame character. Have not men and women in orivato station alsn a right to freedom from misrepre sentation as to their personal appear- unco ? The press pays no resooct to one's property in one's ' own imago. The country is lilted with such atrocious pic torial misrepresentation that it falls little short of caricature. Sometimes enterprise in this form of sensationalism leads to strange under takings. For example , in a late trial for murder the judicial proceedings were garnished , first , by a picture of the mur- erer. Poor devil. It was perhaps a merciful mischance that the picture was nothing like him. Then followed the presiding judge ( duly labeled ) , the prose cuting attorney ( labeled ) , the defendant's counsel ( labeled ) , and the twelve jury men ( .labeled ) . Without the names bo- nuatli them not one of the pictures could have been recognized. With the labels what was the whole publication ? Was it not an outrageous libel upon the murderer and the court , and a fraud upon the public to whom the publication was sold ? If over a casn of misrepre sentation of this kind shall bo tried under the statute prohibiting libclous publica tion it surely will go hard with the offending party. It is bad enough , heaven knows , to suffer this form of in dignity and imposition at the hands of the legitimate illustrated papers , whoso pictures are their main stock in trade ; but when the political and literary news papers take up this offensive weapon in Its most outrageous form il is high time to cry a halt. It is none too soon for the legal trial which shall check this method oflibel to begin. " , I had intended to say a'word aliout the particular enormity ot this newspaper of fense as applied to women. Their looks nro a moro important property to thorn than the male mind cam * fathom. They arc more sensitive to this form of defa mation and moro powc.rjcss to resent , it. But I desist. The cowards who defame women with conceits that need the as sistance of so-called art to convoy mean ings they dare not put Jn written words will only bo too glad'to ' know the pain they inflict. i , 3 The bankruptcy ofntbo malodorous Lord Colin Campbollisuoms to bo com plete. The olllcial statement of his af fairs puts his liabiliiiosi at $78,110 , and his assets at $550. Abolit $25,000 of the former consists of lawyers' bills for ser vices m the late notorious divorce case. Ho has nn allowance of $3,000 a year from his father , not available for credit- ore' claims. The district commissioners at Wash ington have decided that uo more lira alarms shall be rung from church or tower bells , und that bells on street car horses shall bo prohibited. They argue that fire alarm bolls are worse than use less , exciting tlio people , and drawing crowds that interfere with the firemen , and that the bells on the horses make un necessary noise and do not prevent acci dent. O. A. It. Attention. Badges' and charms of all. kinds a specialty , price's reasonable- and good goods , Edholm & Aklo. . . > i PTfitPininAiton MT ELECTRIFIED HOUSE , Electiioity Put to Every Conceivable Do mestic lisa. WITHOUTA PARALLEL ANYWHERE The Siitninor Ro.ilitcnco of Mr. Johnson - son , I'rcBldont oftlio Edison Eleo- trlo Light Company Wonderful - ful Tilings Accoinpllsliotl. The following abstract of a description in the Electrical Wet Id shows what is undoubtedly the most remarkably diver- Billed use of electricity for household purposes in the world [ or rutlicr it shows the manifold shapes Rtonm power can bo converted into , for after all , It is steam that evolves the electric light and force. ] As an ovamplo of the modern use of electricity in domestic employ the now summer residence of Mr. K. 11. Jolmsou , the president of the Kdison electric light company , stands probably without n par allel on this cdntinout. In it electricity has been put to work of every conceiv able nature , anJ. the results obtained must evidently conduce greatly to the comfort and enjoyment of the inmates. The summer residence Of Mr. Johnson is situated on a lofty eminence two and a half miles back from the depot at Greenwich , Conn. It stands In the mid dle of a lawn of thirty acres , command ing a view of moro than lifty miles of Long Island Sound , and is the highest location overlooking the water between Maine and Florida. The house is a large three story structure in the colonial stylo. It Is sut rounded by wide porticos , which can bo illuminated at night with all fancy effects and is surmounted with a tower which lias become a miniature signal- service station. At the rear of the man sion is a long row of buildings , com mencing with a hardwood liulshcd barn and stalls for liftccn horses , running into a carriage house ; a myuamo-room , over which are the sleeping apartments for men ; then the boiler-room , and ending up with a largo bowling-allow and toil- Hard-room. The steam plants consits of sixty-five horse-power tabular boiler , of the best make , lilted with patent furnace and anew now revolving grate bar. The steam piping is fitted up with all the latest im provements , including a grease extractor and a patent trap for removing the con densed water from the piping. The heat ing is accomplished by moans of a long underground conduit , which , starting out m the open lot back of tlio boiler- room , runs into the collar ot the man sion. Here tlip conduit ends in a reser voir filled with coils of stnam pipe. In winter the air is driven through the con duit and over the coils by moans of a Sturtuvant blower , operated by an inde pendent Sprague motor , which issltuated at the other end. Thus all the air that will bo brought to the house is heated before it gets inside the building , and then by a system of independent air passages fitted with electric dampers , which are actuated by thermostrata placed in each individual room , the air for each room can bo turned oil at the entrance of the building independently of all the other rooms. Ft is thus possi ble to keep the temperature at exactly 70 degrees during the winter. In the sum mer it is arranged that all the water which is brought to the place for any purpose passes through the coils situated in this air chamber ; cold air is thus forced throughout the house in the same way as the heated air is done in the winter. It is easy , therefore , to keep the tempera ture at 75 degrees during the summer months. It is also arranged that either the live steam or exhaust steam can bo utili/.ed for heating purposes. Tjin eloctrio light plant consists of a straight-lino engine 11x14 , and two No. 10 Edison dynamos of 200 amperes cap acity each. The are also two sets of the Electric Accumulator company's bat teries , of thirty-five amperes each , mak ing IL'O cells in all. -The pump room is situated at the side of tliy dynamo room , and contains the pumps which furnish water for the boiler , the house and barn , and all the other arrangements introduced on the promises. \ \ ater is obtained from three wells , one of which is 1,200 and another 700 feet from the house. The pumps lo cated at the spring were made bv the Hartford Air-Pipe company. They operate by air , compressed in the pump room by means of the compressor pumps , each of which is fitted with an independ ent Sprasuo motor. There arc four dif ferent pump circuits going to three dif ferent tanks in the house , the two largest of which hold 3,500 gallons ench , and the bmallest of which is in the laundry for domestic use. These are fitted with auto matic floats which open and shut the pump motor circuits , and thus start and stop them automatically. There is also a water tell-tale which is run to the en gine room , showing the engineer the exact hight of the water in the tanks. The engine and pump-room are fitted up in hardwood with tine oil finish , and all the copper is highly polished nnd lacquered and all the instruments and dynamos are finished in polished mahog any. The floor is laid in hardwood , and handsomu chandeliers adorn the walls. The burn is finished in the sarao style , lighted , of course , with incandescent lamps. The cleaning room is fitted with oloetno motors attached to curry comb and brush for cleaning the horses , and hence an immense amount of time and labor is saved. Two winding drives reach the house , lighted on either side , as shown , by slen der lamp posts , each surmounted with an Edison lamp. Those circuits are con trolled independently from the dynamo room. The gate at the main entrance is fitted witii a Sprague motor , which can bo worked automatically either by the driver or from the house , and it is ar ranged so that it will give an alarm at the house whenever the gate is opened. The driveway leads to the house in a largo arch entrance , from which hangs a magnificent chandelier. The verandas that extend around the house on botli stories are furnished with two circuits , ono for lightning purposes , on which each chandelier is represented a piece of largo ox-chain , n now and very neat de sign ; while clustered around on all sides arc sockets for the insertion of additional lamps for decorative purposes , over two hundred of those being on the front of the house. The main hallway is finished in quar tered oak. The coiling is composed of eight grained arches , each capped with a miniature sun made by Tiffany & Co. Heliinil these are Edison lamps , which re flecting through the difl'orcnt thicknesses of glass , gives the well known outline of a man's fpce looking from the sun. The dining room Is finished in the same style , with eight handsome chandeliers arranged on different circuits , partially for service and partially for decoration. The parlor is finished in whitenood , and the library back of it is finished in rich red cherry. On the upper floors the rooms are also finished in carved woods of different colors , and the lighting circuit for each floor is brought to a switch-board , which controls the entire floor. 'I hero is also a separate independent circuit running through the limtso called the "pilot- light1' circuit. This circuit includes one .lamp in each room of the house aud can bo controlled independently 'on oaoh floor. At night it can bo. connected to too burglar alarm so that , although con trollable in other plnocs while the alarm is in Its proper position , if the nlanu should ring the lights are Immediately lighted and cannot be turned off any where except at the alarm , which Is placed in the proprietor's bed-room. The arrangement Is such that the ground may also bo illuminated at the same tlmo , In a recess in the main hall are ar ranged a loiig-distanco telephone and a tele-barometer , telo-tliormomotor , and other registering instruments , furnished by the Telemeter company , of Now York , so that by merely looking at those dials , there can bo road at a glance the temperature , both indoors aucl outdoors , the steam pressure on the boilers , the amnorcs of current tlowlnir out from the digerent circuits , the velocity of the wind , together with all the other data furnished by a signal service station. The tennis ground near the mansion is lighted in a novel manner. Hero cast- iron boxes , about six inches square , nro punk in the earth at short intervals. Each box is covered with plate glais and within each Is an Edison light backed by a strong reflector. Thus at night when all surrounding lights are turned out and these are thrown on.tho rays of light projected - jected into the air will make tennis play ing possible and agreeable. An electric fountain is being ar ranged for on the same Idea as thn ono operated at St. George , 8. 1. , last year , and ice-freezing machines are also being installed , to uo driven by Sprague motors. Not content with what has already been accomplished , Mr. E. 11. Johnson proposes to do still moro with the cur rent , a recent idea of his , which will probably bo put into practice , being the attaching of an electric motor to the lawn mower , so that the attendant need only guide its motion without cxertinc any pressure upon the machine. The entire promises are wired for J500 Edison lamps and the character of the work makes it evident that great cnro and ingenuity wore displayed in their arrangement. The magnitude of the work can bo judged when wo consider that for its completion there was re quired over 50,000 foot of wire of the fol lowing kinds : 10,000 feet of double and 5,000 feet single Waring cable ; 20,000 foot of Callonder cable , 20.000 feet of Grnnshaw wire , 8,000 foot of Clark wira , aud 100 feet of twputy-wirc-cablo , * ItEALi JS'JTA'rE. Transfers Filed August IS , 1887. EvnKltchi'tt to linns Nelson-lot 11 blk a , Urookline , w d 8 1,150 Charles Oorbctt and wife to E 15 Finey lot 0 blk 5. Denises add , qc 1 Norman 11 IJrown to TUorrms Donehov lots 10 aud 11 blk 10 , Patrick's ? nd add.wd 3.000 Ilwiry I ) Mulford ct al to Gcorpiana V Mulford , lot 0 blk A , Mulford & ( Irov-iiimu'H suhdlv , w d 400 Matliowson T Patrick and wife to John 11 Grossman , lot 10 blk 0 , Pat- rlcksSdndd. w d 3,000 lionry 1) lleetl ctal to 8 It Hlnuson.Iot 13 blk 1 , Sherl..an PUco. w d 1,250 Lilian M Jacobs to Fred Motile , lots 7 and 8. Walnut Hill , w d 1,335 Lilian M Jacobs to Fred Mohlo , lot 0 , blk 8 , Walnut Hill , w d CCS Matthew t , Van Scoten and wife to Kato Kecwelt , lot 4 blk M , Van Camp J Eddy's subdlv , wd 1,200 Matthew L Van Scoten to Lars John son , lot 5 blk M , Van Camp & Eddys snbdlv , wd 1,250 John HnrlolKh et al to Ous Erlckson , lot 14. bile 2 , A S Patrick's odd , w d l.EOO LowW lllll to Jane Martha , lot 11 , blkO , ParkForobt , wd. . , 235 James E Mnqeath to Lilllo 11 Foote , lot 18. Windsor place , w d 1,500 W 11 Motter and wife to John 11 lu- mnnt , undivided & e H lot 1 , blk 5 , Love's 2nd add , w d 3.7S7.50 Solomon liorgmnn and wife to Otto A. bctmeider , s % lots 0 and 10 , blk 1 , Saunders & Hlinubaimh'H add , w d , COO AlnMcdavock and wife to llcmon Goldberg , s S3 ft of lot 5 , blk 267 , wd. . . . . . ! 2,000 Edwlu S Hood and wife to Adoluli Newman , lot 4 , blkG , and lots 10 and 15. blk 7. Albrlu'lit's annex , w d. . . . 865 Augustus Kouiit/o and wife to John Croft , n H of lot 14 , blk 6 , Kountzo's 3d , wd . . ! 275 James G Mi'geatli and wife to Alice L Marsh , lot 77 , Windsor place , w d. . . 1.500 Larmon P Pruyn and wife to James N Drake , lots 3 , 1'ruyn's sub to Mlllard & Caldwflll's add , w d 3,250 Larmon P Pruyn and wife to George Hammond ct al , lotO , Pruyn's sub of Mlllard & Caldwell's add , w d 4,250 Georito Hammond ot al to Larmon P Pruyn , lot 3 , Pruyn's sub of Millard k Cnldwcll'H add , w d I. 3,250 Fa'inlo L Sloumti and husband to James ll Donlsn , lot 2 , block 6 , Je- rom Park , wd 3,300 A J llobino et al to Fannie M Siommi 1-7 interest In Llnwood Park associa tion , wd li ou M F Martin and wife to Fiank Col- petzor , part of bl 1:100 , w d 1(5,000 ( Josephine Mlllerana husband to Milly Hockmiblrger , n 18 it of lot 1 , blk 200no 600 Lottie Metz to Mllly b Horkonberger , n 88 ft of lot 1 blk 207 , d o 1 Henry 11 Mulford et al to George F Schwaitz , lotU , blk "A , " Mulford & Grossman's sub dlv , w d 400 Twenty-nine transfers , considera tion 855,765.50 August 11. Lee Hey Mayne to Jos Davis , lot 14 , blk 0 , Central Park , w d 8 2,200 Patrick Hector and wife to It F Maxwell - well , lot 15 , blk 1 , South Omaha View. . . . " " 1,000 Mary Bostwlck et al to 11 M liostwlck undlv % lot 11 blk 0 , Sulphur Hprlncssadd , q cd 1 llenry M Uostwlck and wife to Cal vin H Frederick , lot 11 , blk 0 , Bul- phnr Springs odd , wd 2,700 Chas K Collins to 1,01111 Itclch , lot 10 , blk } , Potter & Cobb's add to South Omaha , wd 4,000 Uyroii 13 liadloy and wife to Edvar It Dustln , lots 0 nnd 10 , blk 3 , West Sldeodd , wd 1,500 City of Omaha to Wm Coburn , begin ning at s w cor H 347 Omaha , n 133 W 20 s 132 e 20 to bliR , nod 1,000 Albert P Fraslcr anil wire to Jas Hon- ncr , w % lot 14 , Pelliam place , w d 2,700 Albert A Gibson and wlfo to Fro- nmnt , Elkhorn An Missouri Valley railway , over n 140 acres of no X sue 25 , 10. li 290 Sally M Wagoner to Fremont , Elk- Imrn A Missouri Valley railway , over 112 , UrlKhton 2,500 L W Colby and wife to Anna M Hayward - ward , s 155 ft otX no # sotf sue 0-15-13 , wd S.OoO tie Hey Mayno to C E Mayno , lot 6 , blk5 , Aniblcrplacft. wd 8,000 Lu Hey Mayno to C E Mavne , lot 13 , blk 7 , lots 3 , 4,11 blk 14 , lots 5 , G.blk 17 , Central Paik , w d 4,000 WmLMcCau'ue to Albert M Grant , lots 5 , 0 , blk "O , " Lowe's add , w d. . 2'JQO Omaha and Florence Loan and Trust Co. to O P Urises , lot lblk 00 , Flor ence , w d 500 Fanny L Farmer to Elizabeth Her- iii'uiii , lot 17 , blk 3 , Sulphur Springs atlU.wd. . . . . 2,000 West Farnam Street Itulldini ; associa tion to Fannie M Sloman , lot 42 , blk G , Jiiromn Park , w d 750 Henry U St John and wife to Elmer E Fcnney.lot 1 to5 , blk l.lot 10 to 20 , blk 1. lot 1 to 5 and 10 to ID , blk 4 , lots 2 , 8 , 5 , 10,11 , 12.13 and 14. blk 5 , lots 7 , 8. 0 , 10 and 19 , blk 8 , lots 2 to U mid 12 to 20. blk 0. lot Iblk7 , bnlomoti'tt add , q c d 1 llenry li St John and w Ifo to Klmer E Funnoy , undivided K of n 3.1 ft , lot 0. blk S-Dentso'sadd. wd 2,000 Elmer E Fcnnoy to Home Investment company , lots I to 5 , blk 1. lots 10 to 20 , blk I , lots 1 to 5 and in to 10. blk 4. lots 2 , 3 , 5.10. 11 , 12 , 13. 14 , blk 5 , lots 7 , 8 , y , 10 and 19 , blk 8 , lots 2 to 9 aud 12 to 20 , blk C , lot 1 , blk 7 , Solomon's add , qcd 1 Elmer E Fenney to Homo Investment company , n 82 ft of lot C , blk 5 , Den- Iso's add , wd 4,000 nuch G Cl.uk and wife to William W Ulnglmm ot al , lot'J , blk a , Dupont place , wd 450 Chris A How to Edward 1) Evans , lots 1 and 2 , blk 7 , Hawthorn , vr d. . 2,150 0 W Hamilton and wife to Christian K Haxtlmusun , n X lot 14 and n X lot 15 , Sunny rflde add , wd 1,475 0 W Hamilton and wife to Anton Soroiibou , a X lot 14 and a y lot 1 % Sunny Side add , wd 1,725 That Tired Feeling The warm weather has a debilitating cflect , specially upon tlio < osho nro vrUliln doors most of tlio tlmo. 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Am I Mlucl , cl'jer think , or can't read ? Vb > . tlio bnblcn on the bUck kuow all about Bupollo. What nro j o ph In' mo ? SAPOLIO IK a solid , haml'oma cake of House cleaning Bo&p , wljjli lian no equal for all xc-ourlng imrpn.es , ex- cciTTtlio lauDilry. 1'orlia ) ) " you have heard of It a thousand tlmim Ithout u lui ( It ouco. If \ ou will reverse the potiltlon ami use It ouco JOH will jiralso it to others a thousand times. Ask jour grocer tor ft cake , and try It in your next houau-clranlni ; . No. n. [ ODJIJrlnht. Jlan-h 1BS7.J WILL NOT UNHOOK WHILE.BEIHO WORN. livery lady who desires perfection In style ttidform Ihould wear them. Manufactured only tir Uio , WORCESTER CORSET COMPANY , Worceile , Matt. , and 218 Market street , Chicago For Adults , For Children , For Both Sexes When on the lullrr tummer'i dny The Min i'om * ci ca H lullanwitrl Wlian comeiMck Hoada liu toopprain AmlUTOrr moment brlngiil ! trm. ThenTAItUAN'l'H HKl.T/.IIIt lTrn SB friend , That drtiggliti all CUM raionnneud. RUPTURE CURED ) > Dr. Snodilior'H method. No operation ; no mlii ; nu dt'ttnitloii lioiu liusluusa. Ailnptoi ) to hlldrcn fuucll iUK'roifii ( iconic. JIumlicilgnf utocrnph toAtlmrmmlH on tlio. All l > UBliio 8 trlctly conlldiiiitlRl. Consultation froo. PROF. N. D. COOK loom G , 1614 Dou lafc St. , Omaha , Ncli. CM. MO mrosit. n. r. Real Estate Dealers 110 South Spring Street , LOS AXQKLKS , CALIFORNIA. Pmilors In city nnd country property ol nil o-orlptloim. ( loni-rnl luformntluu to non- oinors Ireoly Klvou. FOUNTAIN - BK.A.1TDS - 15 CUT AND PI Inco m parably the Beat. _ _ RICHARD NUNN , M7D ( DUIII.IM ) . OCULIST AND AURiST. 1518 DODGE ST , 10A.M. TO 4P.M. _ S. T. 0 1)1 ) ce. Cor. 15th nnd Farnam Us. Residence , 2021 Kai nam st. Hour * . 9 to 11 a. in. , 2 to 5 p. m. V ARiCOCELE casescurcd. No knife , ilrunHor rUuip * us d , AdU. V. 0. Buppljr M. U X 71 * . Bt , Loulij M * . .