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57I" 2 THE OMAHA DAILY hJiffljy MONDAY. AUGUST 15. 1887.
Astounding Facts Darelopod By tha Iowa
State Board of Health ,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 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 ,
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
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
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
O. A. It. Attention.
Badges' and charms of all. kinds a
specialty , price's reasonable- and good
goods , Edholm & Aklo. . .
> i PTfitPininAiton
Electiioity Put to Every Conceivable Do
mestic lisa.
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-
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
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 ,
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. The peculiar , yet common ,
complaint known M "tint tired Iodine , "
Is tlio result. This reeling can bo entirely
overcome by taking llood's Barsaparltla ,
which gives new llfo and strength to all
the functions ot the body.
" I could not steep ; had no appetite. I
took Hood's Sarsaparllla and goon began to
sleep soundly ; could get uplthout that
tired and languid feeling ; and my appctito
Improved. " li. A. SAKFOHD , Kent , Ohio. ,
Strengthen the System
' Hood's Bnrsaparllla Is characterized by
three peculiarities t 1st , the combination ot
remedial agents ; 2dtho proportion ; 3d , tus
froccst of iccurlng the actlvo medicinal
qualities. The result Is a medicine of unusual
gtrcngth , e fleet Ing cures hitherto unknown.
Send for book containing additional OTldcnco.
" Hood's &irsaprllla tones up my system ,
purities my Mood , sharpens my appetite , and
pccms to nnko mo tncr. " .T. r. TnouraoK ,
llcglstcr ot Deeds , Lowell , Mass.
" llood's Sarsiparllla beats nil others , and
IsworthltsMclglitlnK'tld. " I. lUimwoTON ,
130 llauk Street , Kew York City.
Hood's * Sarsaparllla
Bold by all drupgtsts. ft ; six for $3. ModO
only by a I. HOOD ft CO. , Low ell , Mass.
IOO Doaos Ono Dollar.
" Oh , HAGAN'S
U exquisitely loTcIf , " atcl If l s Drown to her
frlcniln , astbe entered the drawing room , tf tor
taking a lung , hot , fatleul&g drive orcr a
anilydusty road. "Illsto Pure , Cleanly
and RofrcRliluE. lalway * Imvo Uwltume ,
end as 'til n HnrmlvH Liquid , I can use
It In a moment and get tuch Instant relief from
the Heilaeis , Ilouebnea * . Snllnwnem ,
Tan , Freckles and Horrid Old ttklu
nicmlihcii , caused by a Hot San aud Dry.
llarnh Wlnria. " Ludlca ,
In for Face , Neck , Arm * nnd Ilaudn. U
cnu'tbu IH'tcctril TRY IT I
Kern Applicant Do I Inow lio\v to use SnpnlloT
Well , tint's fresh I Do I look like a drl who don't
know about bapollo ? 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 ?
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
livery lady who desires perfection In style ttidform
Ihould wear them. Manufactured only tir Uio
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.
) > 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.
loom G , 1614 Dou lafc St. , Omaha , Ncli.
CM. MO mrosit. n. r.
Real Estate Dealers
110 South Spring Street ,
Pmilors In city nnd country property ol nil
o-orlptloim. ( loni-rnl luformntluu to non-
oinors Ireoly Klvou.
- BK.A.1TDS -
Inco m parably the Beat.
_ _
( DUIII.IM ) .
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.
casescurcd. No knife , ilrunHor rUuip * us d ,
AdU. V. 0. Buppljr M. U X 71 * . Bt , Loulij M * . .

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