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OTHE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; SUNDAY MAY 12 1889-SIXTEEN
THE. DAILY BEE , KVKUV MOUNING , TBUMS Df.llf ( Morning Itditlou ) including SUNDAY llfVona Ycnr. . . . . . For BIX Month * . i. 6 For Throa Month ! . . . . . . . THB OMAHA SIIKDA.T line , mailed to any ortilrc ! > . On Vcar. . . . . . . $0 < WrgKl.r lire , One Vonr . * < * OMAHA Om , Not.aH and oi I'AIINAM Bruit KT CIIICAOO Orrice , wiMtoownr iJtm.niHei. Nitw TonK Orric * . IlonmH AUD IB Tninpiti nuiuiiNn. WAMiimiTOW Orrio , No. 611 FOUUTMtMTIl BTHEKT. . AH ootnmtinlrntkrai relntlnn to n ws na Ml torlal mmttr nhoulat * addressed to the KoiTOf AH bnnlnoT * letters nn < l remittance * nhonMbl ddroBsadto TIIK HKK I'lini.tsiumi OonrAMT Ou AHA. Drafts , chOcts and postpfflotornors K be mails payable to the order ot Uie company. Vie Bee PttWIsMngcSrony , Proprietors , E. ROSBWATER , Editor. UA.U.Y Sworn Statement of Circulation. Btaleof Nobnukn. ( . County of Douglas , f " Doornail. Tzschuclc. secretary ot The neo Pub liglilnicComDany. does soloinnly swear that th < dual circulation of TIIK DAILY KK for thi vci-lt cudlnu May II. 1689. was aa follows : Hmdny. May r , . - ; } ' . Motidiw Mnyl ) JJ.M Tuesday. Mny 7 JK1 ? Wedncuday. Mny B | .KJ Tlnirmlav , Mav jj.f' . Friday. May lu } .Jf PaturUay. May 11 Iffll Avcniito 18.OJJ < UKOHHK H. T7.SCIIUOK. Sworn to before mo nml subscribed to In mj vrcscnce Ihlsllth day of .May. A. 1) . 1839. Stal. N. I1. KE1U Notary I'ubllo. Btato ot Kabvasko , I County ot Douglas , f " Ueoigo 11. Tznctuiclt , boln * duly sworn. At noses and says Unit ho Is secretary ot tlio Itci riiblUhliift company , that the actual averag * dully clrtulutUm ot TIIK DAILY I IKK for tin month of April , lUSfl , 18.741 copies : for May , 1888 JR.IM coplMj for Juno , IHSN , I'-V-H copies : fo : July , lew , IH.unceples ; for August , im. 1S.1S coplrs ; for September , 1S9S. 18,151 copies ; fo October , 1888. 18.W4 copies ; for Noromber , 188 ' , 18.W1 copies ; for December , 1888 , 18.KSI copies for January , 18MI. 1HK74 coploi ; for February IfW. JSPliO copies ; for March. 1880 , 18.854 copies UKOHOK n. T/suuudic. Sworn to before me and subscribed In m' pioseuco this lutli day of April , A. D. , 18S ! > . N. V. KBIU Notary Public. IT is now txltnost certain that tin present weolcvill end the turmoil anc anxiety nbout tlio postollicc location. IT is rather amusing to note in wha high esteem the Myor's city hall plans are now held by architects who a fov months since pronounced thorn unfi for any place but a village. THE last act in the now famous Eloa trie Sugar riefiiiinR- company took place in Now York city when Judgi Barrett appointed a receiver to wine up the ullairs of that clover swindle. Tun bonato coinmitteo investigating the operations of the inter-state com inorco law has finished its deliberation and has adjourned to meet again ir July. The interval , in all probability will be spent in trying to untangle th < wily testimony given by railroad prosi dents. THE Herald says Fort Omaha must b < preserved to the city. So say wo. Tin way to preserve it to the city is to holi ! tlio fort where it is , buy additiona grounds , if it needs enlargement , am spend the three or four hundred thou > sand , which the government would him to pay out for improving the Sarnj county farm , upon now buildings at tin present fort. Tins literary people of Glasgow have petitioned the state department to have ifrancis H. Underwood , of Boston , re- taincd as consul in that city on accouni of his "singular acceptability. " Anc now wo may anticipate that our cou suls abroad will catch Mr. Underwood' : idea and Hood Secretary Blaine witl petitions for their retention signed b : the ' 'leading and best" people of foroigi lands. Tius Order of Railway Conductors meets , this wcolc , at Denver in annua session. It is understood that the orelo contemplates the erection of n large headquarter and office building in some one of the cities in the Missouri Valley Omaha stands a fair chance to sccun _ 'the location , and we hope the delegate from this city will exert their iufluonci to secure the location of population railway conductors' headquarters ai Omaha. TnK news comes from Hawaii of thi death of Rov. leather Dame in , th < Roman Catholic priest who had takei up his abode at Mololcai , the island o lepers. This heroic man voluntaril ; exiled himself , many years ago , to ad minister to the physical and spiritua wants of the outcast lepers ot the islam in the Pacific. In this service ho con truotcd the loathosomo disease , to wine ! ho has finally succumbed. Rarely ha martyrdom boon equalled by the es ample of this heroic priest , iminolatini himself in the cause of humanity. TUB business men of Omaha wh 'Signed that petition for removing thi fort arc beginning to dlcovor that the ; .have been taken in by real estate sharp ors. They have now found out thn General Schofiold is not propossesse with the removal sohomo. Much les does ho entertain the poculiai Uumilltary notion that troops mut bo quartered ton miles away froi the city for the protection o which they nrointended. . Leas of all have either General Sohc field or Secretary Proctor oven inti inatod that the present fort would eltho have to bo relocated within ton mile out or abandoned altogether. LA.TK statistics regarding illiteracy i Mnssachutta are not altogether oncour aging. It is shown that .within the pat ton years the proportion of illiterates t population has slightly decreased though the aggregate ) uurnbor of pei eons over ton years of ago in the stat who can neither road nor wrlto is some what larger than ton yoara ago. Thi is explained by the lurgo in How c foreigners , but In sorao sections o Massachusetts illiteracy among tlios of natlvo birth has not mutorlall ; decreased. The manufacturing dls trlots generally do not malco a very sat Ufaotory showing , the fact ovidontt ; being that public education is greatlj f neglected in those localities , for r a s.-ns that it would not bo dlfflouU t Hud. Massachusetts needs reform ii thin particular , or she will lose li-ir po nit ion as nil axampto to Uie rait of tli country. A SUGGESTION * The value to the buslnosa interests of a city of attractions which wilt draw largo numbers of visitors , was forcibly illustrated by the flniyiolal results oT the centennial cclbbrivllon in I/ow / York. It is said that event was Iho means of saving inoro than ono firm from failure , and notn few o ( the hotel men , whoso bank accounts wore over drawn , have booh placed in a position of comparative independence and ren dered nblo to Bllonuo tlio clamors ot creditors. It is estimated that the vast army of visitors to the metropolis loft not loss than twelve million dollars na the price of their elght-scolng. And this estimate is rather below than nbovo the amount expended. Evoro retail in terest was benolllted. Everybody who had anything to soil which a visiting crowd would naturally want , found an active demand at a good round profit. Kor days the great city contained double Its normal population , and tons of thousands of the visitors wont there to unite business with pleasure. Never before In an equal period did the mer cantile , hotel and other business Interests osts of Now York do so great and pro- lltable a trade as during the week of the centennial celebration. Chicago cage also prolited largely by Ua celebration , and every city that com memorated the centennial on an at tractive scale was a gainer by It. Of course , that was an exceptional event , making a special appeal to tnu patriotic interest of the people. Yet ol the hundreds of thousands who went to the various cities that celebrated , the majority wore actuated more by the de sire for pleasure' than by any otboc motive. The masses of the American people do not have auflloient recreation , although the people of no other country Ijottqr know how to enjoy thorn' solves when the occasion offers , nor are any other people more generous - orous in. paying for their enjoy ment. In every populous portion ol the country the larger cities could find hardly any bolter investment than to provide at least twice a year genuine and adequate attractions which would draw the people of the snrrounding country to them and bo mutually advantageous. A few cities do this , greatly to the benolit of their prosperity. Cincinnati and St. Louis have profittod largely by their liberal policy in this respect , and wo dc not know of any city whore the plan has been judiciously tried without result ing beneficially. The failures have been duo either to unwise management or to unfavorable conditions which could not bo provided against. " Wo need hardly say that those sug gestions are intended to have a local application. Omaha is the metropolis of a territory having perhaps two mil lions of people , and it would seem to bo by no means an impossible thing to an nually draw to this city say five per cent of this population by special at tractions worthy of their atten tion. Nor can it bo otherwise than obvious that if this wore done the results would bo greatly to the city's advantage. Omaha is steadily advancing. In any event , the city will conMnuo to grow , because the condi tions are such as to assure its progress , and they will not bo changed. But it may advance slowly or rapidly , accord ing to the degree of enterprise and en ergy which its people exert ; it may simply await the natural operation oi the conditions that have made it what it is , and move forward leisurely and surely , or it may stimulate the opera tion of these conditions and obtain a more vigorous and equally safe pro gress. The latter would seem to be manifestly the true policy , and it should not be. postponed to some future year , but put into effect this year. Some thing is wanting to give impetus and vigor to Omaha's advance. The' intel ligent men who control its financial and business affairs ought to be able to de termine what it is that's wanted and proceed without delay to provide it. A NOBLE CHARITY. Only a few months ago the pros pectus was issued by Rov. E. A. Fogol- strom for the establishment of a great hospital in this city , conducted on a non-sectarian basis , and modeled after the Philadelphia Mothers'House of Dea conesses. To-day wo publish an interesting report of the suc cessful completion of the hos pital building , coupled with an earn est , appeal for additional aid to assure the opening of the institution at an early duy. The unselfish and untiring devotion -which Mr. Foglostrom has manifested since the inception ol this noble charity entitles him to the sympathetic encouragement Und substantial support from men of moans who desire to contribute towards tlie relief of their follow men. Many of our wealthiest citizens restrain their humanitarian impulses and defer all their good intentions for posterity. They want to bo remembered by the future generations for the wealth they have loft tc their relatives rather than by deeds ol benevolence and charity. To this class all appeals for aid uro made in vain , There are others , however , who prefer to use the means they have accumu lated for the alleviation of distress and disease , and from such wo have reason tooxpeut a tronorous response for the Imrnanuol hospital and Deaconess in stitute. THE AMERICAN CONGRESS. The congress of American nutioiu which will meet in Washington noxl October promisesto bo a success so fai as the representation is concerned. All the principal countries of South Amer ica , except Brazil , have accepted the invitation to be represented in the congress - gross , us have also Mexico and the re publics of Central , America. Brazil will probably not bo represented , owing to the uncertainties nurroundlnff the political situation in that empire. The emperor , Dom Pedro , cannot llvo a great while , and it is appre hended that his death may be followed by a resolution to overthrow the imperial government and establish a ro public. lie would bo succeeded by his daughter , who is now practically at the head of affairs , and while bha is a woman of strong character and some jxcoltonl qualities , she is not well llkod by the masses of the pcoplo. The re publican party bas a qulto vigorous or- Tanlzatlon , and Is bolloved to bo pro- parliig for a revolutionary domonstr.v Lratl6n. Under such circumstances the Brazilian government can hardly bo expected to take any part In the congress. There had boon sotna doubt about Mexico participating owing in part to the failure of the com mercial treaty between that country and the United states , but the Moxlcan government has signified Its intontton to bo represented. Aa to whether the congress will result In advancing the purpose for which H Is called , that of promoting closer com mercial relations between American countries , appears , however , to bo pro blematical. So far as the press of Soutl America voices public sentiment there the ovldcnco is that there Is not a very great or general Interest felt litho the congress. The newspapers di not discuss it as a' matter whicl they consider to bo of vital Importance and there has boon some outspoken op position to it. The ct appears to be that the people of South America while fooling very friendly to the United States , are quito capable of ap preciating their commercial advan tages , are not disposed to make any al liance that would not sccuro them a < least equal benefits and opportunltlc ! with those they now enjoy. They have very llttlo , If any , cause to complain ol their trade relations with England Germany and Franco , and tho\ will doubtless decline to abandoi these to any great extent unless the ; can plainly see that they are to bo tin gainers by doing so. It is not clear Urn the representatives ot the Unitoi States can give them any assurance likely to commit them to a polio ; wholly favorable to this country. Nov crthelcss the calling of a congress t consider and discuss the commorcin and political relations of the countrlo on the American continents was propo and commendable. Its deliberation can hardy fail to bo instructive to thi people of the two continents , and i ought to at least prove a stop towan the solution of a very important prob leiri ; WELL. The superintendent of the next census sus , Mr. Robert P. Porter , of whoso ap pointment there has boon a great dea of gratuitous criticism by the newspa pers opposed to the administration , hai entered upon the work of organizing the service under him in a way to com mand conlidonco. The census wil give employment to a very largo force and as appointments are not subject ti tlio provisions of the civil service law there was thought to bo a great oppor tunity for the politicians to pay sorno ol their debts for political services. Th > superintendent has been overwhelmed with applications , but in the liniitci number of appointments ho has thui far inado his selections have boon dp torminod by capacity and Htn oss rathe than by the influence applicants wor < able to command. Most of the appoint nients will not bo made until next year and Mr. Potter announces that they wil bo made with , primary regard to quali lications. Those who had oxporionc in the last census will have the preference once , and after these such as havi parsed the civil service examination For others ho proposes to have an ex amination and make appointment ! based upon its results. Mr. Porter has thus far shown tha ho fully appreciates the nature and importance portanco of the work to bo performed and so far as yet appears , there is not i reason to doubt that ho will justify hit selection. The altogether absurd idet advanced by those who have criticisoi his appointment , that ho might shap < statistics to vindicate his views regard ing the tariff , ho has sufficiently dis posed of , and doubtless its authors novel seriously entertained it. There i hardly a possibility of his falsifying the statistics , if ho should desire to cl ( so , and not the least probability that he could have such a dosiro. The noxl census will bo loss voluminous than the last , congress having greatly roducet the field to bo covered , but undoubtedly it will bo equally trustworthy. AN IMl'OItTANT MATHER. Plumbing inspection is ono of thi most important departments of the cit ; government. It iuvolvos the honlti and comfort of the people. The extension sion of sanitary sewers in all parts o the city has increased thoAvorlc of thi department to such an extent that tin force employed is inadequate to moo the demands. The laws and regula tions are conflicting and insufficient ti protect , homo-builders from the greet and Incompetonoy of plumbers. Poopli who contract for a first-class job of san itary plumbing are entitled to promp inspection by competent olllcials. Undoi the present regime this is impossibli and the result is that hundreds o ; houses do not receive that suporvisioi which the law contemplates. The city council should remedy those defects at once. Plans and Bpociflca tions of plumbing should bo submitted together with the plans of the building and should bo approved by the plumb Ing Inspector , and that oillcial shoulc bo pivon authority to enforce not onlj the rules and regulations which th < council may adopt from time to tlmo but also to compel compliance with the approved plans. The fees for such work should bo reasonable andsufllcion to pay for competent inspection. Nc builder will object to the payment of t small sum for a thorough exumlnatioi of sewer and water connections , the quality of pipe used , the joints , traps ana ventilators. It involves no cost U the city , therefore the city should era ploy a sufficient force of competent men to respond promptly to all donmiids and complaints. Tni : gruesome account of the bungling manner in which the Bald Knobber murderers wore hanged in Missouri calls attention to the fact that Now Yort Is now ready to executes its criminals by a more humane method , The dynamos have boon purchased for the various penitentiaries , and the next man to suffer the death penalty will bo despatched witliin fifteen seconds with out a struggle by sending through his MX * body an alternating current of oloo- trlclty witkaprcs3uro | , of one thousand volts. The Now York method will ovontunllyroplnco the gallows ln-ovory etato ot the uixion , and the Imugmait's noose will'bo relegated to the chamber nf tnrt.nrno. ' THE citizen'so'f ? Beatrice have reason. to congratulate * thomgolvqs upon the completion and opening of "Tho Pad- doctc. " They may now truthfully boast of possessing a superb hotel and mag nificent opera house. No city in the stale is bettor equipped for entertaining and housing commercial travelers and guests. For those unrivalled facilities they are Indebted to Senator Paddock , who has given thorn substantial proof of his public spirit , enterprise and. un bounded conlidonco In the future growth and prosperity of Beatrice. George Set n Good Kxninplo. U'aohdifjfou to lilt AVphetr. You cannot doubt my wlslicb to sco you appointed to uny ofllco of honor or emolu ment In the now government , to the duties ol which you are comuotcnt ; but , however deserving serving you may bo of the ono you have sug- ccstod , your standing nt the bar would not Justify my nomination of you as attorney to the federal district court In preference to some of the oldest and most esteemed gen eral court lawyers In your own state , wha are desirous of this appointment. My political conduct In nominations , oven if I were unlnllucncod by principle , must bo ex ceedingly circumspect and proof against Just criticism : for the eyes of Argus are upon mo , and no slip will pass unnoticed that can bo Improved into a supposed partiality foi friends or relations. A Few Pcoplo Do. IitiutMllle Courier-Journal. The Now York Journal of Commerce ) Is usually a very accurate paper , but when II says , speaking of the silver dollar , "Nobod.v wisUos to carry ono nbout with him , " it goes further than the real state of the cuso Justl flos , There nro several men in Louisville who are not rendered unhappy by having oven as many as two or threes silver dollar : about them. Tolstoi the Despot. Chteaao Time * . Demetrius Tolstoi , Russian minister of the interior , is dead. Ho was the man to whom the czar looked when there was any clubbing to bo done , and It was always a summer ddj in Russia when there was nothing of this sort. This Tolstoi converted school houses "Into barracks and made prison houses ol universities. Ho was the boss ucspot of al the llusslas. Sunset Will Joke. St. Lnuts aiabc-Dcmocrat. Hon. S. S. Cox has been tolling Henry W Grady , of Georgia , that the democrats are going to carry three out of the four now states. This shows that "Sunset's" pro pensity to pornotrtito joUes , even nt the expense penso of his party , still clings to him. Poor lie Must Move On. Kiiiifiit * City Times. The Cherokee Strip and the rest of the Creek and Seminole cession will have te come along thistypar or next in their due order. Tlio Season or Bloom nncl Boom. IViffmlcOiMrt Times. Base ball is booming , the icebergs are majestically moving south , the peach crop is a failure , the sea.i > orpont is taking off his spring overcoat , and the pigs arc in clover. Ben Biitlcr'a lltilliiclnatlon. Chicago Heraltl. Admiral Porter's allegation that Bon Butler is drunk has an nir of plausibility , Ben is the hilarious Individual who thought he could bo elected president in 1S3J. Always First in War. Glnlic-Demncrat. Let it bo remembered to Washington's credit that ho not only whipped the British , but introduced that useful and picturesque quadruped , the mule , into this country. Who Theodore Is. Clttca'uo Tima. Mr. Roosevelt is not exactly an editor , but he is "one of them damned literary fellers" who occasionally write for u magazine. Butler and Porter. Clitcaun Herald. Bon Butler says that Porter ran away nt the battle of New Orleans. Did Porter get away with anyspoonsl HITS AND MISSUS. The authorities p < iid a neat and edifying compliment to our esteemed contemporaries by locating a fountain on the corner ol E th and F in. Candidates for the park commission have only forty-eight hours in which to pull the Judicial buttons. The fortunate flvo will bo named Tuesday. About one hundred will bo named Dennis. Plattsmouth is making largo drafts on the vitality of Omaha. O. H. IJallou is girding ho city with electric wires for light and motlvo power. Now the press of the city is coating J. E. Hiloy with saccharine and con gratulating the community on "tho lucky duy when he became intorc3tctl.it its wel fare. " Mr. Riley will build u hotel. Judge Borka gave the Anderson family a few neatly rounded lessons on the uses and abuses of the pedals by kicking | 33 worth of dust out of their pockets. Anderson should now return to the "punch. " Council BluCT * is talking up a city hall. This is a wise preliminary. Throe or four Jears of spasmodic agitation and lung oxer.- ciso arc essential to a proper foundation for a public building irfttiusu parta. The verdant who umblcd into the metrop olis burdened with tlio name of Cnoatem , did not sccccd. Ho fell an easy prey to the members of his tribe cam pod nt the transfer. The bob-tailed car , will soon bo a melan choly reminiscence tn Omaha , while the inules will be transferred to groou pastures in the suburbs. , The Columbus Telegram urges Omaha to "Jump at the offer for a union depot while It Is at wtiito heat. " 6maha is too old to burn itsflngors. Wait till it cools off. Bon Hogan is hammering sin and sinners without gloves In Central Now York. In a recent bluo-pencllodaccount of a slugging ' match he is credited'with knock-out , a - urgu- mont that "some tucuiare so small it will not bo necessary to open the gates of hades to lot them in. They can slip through th key hole. How many sucker * coma to this mootIng - Ing ana never drop on themselves ) When you ask them to drop on their knees they play you for a chump. Now I want to ask , pcntlcmen , which Is tha biggest tjilllo , a man who loads a sober , industrious lifo , or the man who playa the devil for a winner ! " In the silence - lonco which followed the mooting dissolved. That benevolent and publlc-apirito'd pioneer neer , Henry T. Clarke , hung ou to the coattails - tails of tha secretary of war , from Glluioro to Bollcvuo and Bcllevuo to Fort Omaha ; then ho followed him to the top of Tun Bur. building , und when Secretary Proctor finally took a climb to the roof of Tun BEK building for a blrds-oyo vlovf of Omaha , Mr. Clurko was itlll tugging at tha cabinet coat talL _ AS OTHERS SEE US. bur Sclioolmn'nniK. Jltafr ReinMtean. The last Sunday BED contained & racy &r ticlo on Omaha ochoolmn'ms. Porsoiin charms are not so conspicuous as Intollcctua culture and snap , but the brigade boasts it ! attractions , and to Miss Rcna Hamilton , borr nd bred in Washington county , ia accordei the pnlm of real beauty and high ambitlot to make tier mark on the stage. Whew That does us proud. Go to n Prohibition Stnto. Chicago Times. Saloon licenses in Ooiaha are so high that the Oraahayan has to go over to Council Bluffs , fa. , to got drunk. Council Bluffs It a prohibition town. Our BcltlcoHO Commissioner. flninii Island Indcpimlerit. Omaha and Douclaa county are happy They have n splendid commissioner and ar excellent county clerk , who have a trouble about some county books , and flght it out b ) a flstluufT , In consequence of which the county commissioner and some other partici pants In the row ; wore arrested. That is cheaper for the county than a long lawsuit between county and clerk , anU such short hand business ought to bo made the duty ol all county commissioners. A. Pnuor n > r Thinkers. Kearntti Enterprise. The Rosowatcr Bin : runs a dcuartinont entitled < titled , "For People Who Think , " for the benefit of its rcndora outside of Omaha. Tlmo to Awnkc. I'cn und I'luw. The Omaha board of trade have Jusl flnlshcd a big junketing trip to the Blacli Hills and back. It long , long ago , Omahr boards of trade hud como up hero to see and seeing what was best to do , and done the same to the best of their ability , the products and the life blood of north Nc braska would not now bo diverted so largely to Chicago. It is butter Into than never. The Mlllc We Drink. Gland hlanilmifjwmlcnt. . The Omahops complain that they are fed on poor milk , milkmen manufacturing nrtl llchil milk out of soda , glycerine , saltpetre fine salt , brown sugar , some milk and plentj of water , and that the milk inspectors dc not project them ngainit the imposition Mayor BroatcU promises them reform , bu will flnd it hard work to stop the lucrativi business , which transforms the milkmen int < millionaires. _ Two Pet Projects , AVitnn tfetet. Omaha is Just now indulging in ila rcgulai periodical agitation for a railroad northwcs from that city , and its union depot project Tliey nro both "stock" subjects for agitatioi during a dull season. A Novel Experience. Folfd Cfty Juiirnnt. Omaha's board of trade attended churct in Dendwood , Dak. , to keep warm. TUPJ iinmcdiatcl.v sent a column of dispatches tc the Omaha papers describing the manner o conducting services in a place of worship. STATE PRESS COMMENT. "Prospects for railroad building in Ne braska , " says the Beatrice Democrat , "an brightening. Capital can no moro ntTord tt be idle than can labor. The great surplus o : money in the eastern markets can Ilnd m other investment than In western securities With confidence rcstoredwlth a feeling tha1 the people of Nebraska do not want to legis late railroads out of a fair margin ol prollt railroad building will be pushed , and th ( country will bo developed as rapidly as busl ness will Justify. " The Hastings Nebraskan reaches the con elusion that "Nebraska has drawn more largely than usual this year from the grcal manufacturing districts of the east of people who caino to cast their fo'tunes with us This may result in establishing many line : of manufacturing , which , with the develon uient of our natural agricultural resources will give the state Just what is needed te make its prosperity of a permanent and last ing character. " Speaking of the coming "non-partisan" prohibition convention in Lincoln , the Frc mont Tribune declares that it will bo com posed for the most part of republicans , aneJ insinuates that the activity of John A. Demp ster for prohibition Is inspired by aa ambl tiou to succeed Governor Thayer. The tour of inspection undertaken by the state board of equalization is the subject ol considerable comment. The Fremont Flail sees in it a schema to reduce the assessed valuation of railroads , and assorts that ' 'the roads have been taxed , on the average , too lightly , and the board should bo cautious how they make a lower assessment. " The Falrmount Siirual says : "Tho pcoplo will watch tUo action of the board very suspi ciously , aad should the board grant further concessions , itis doubtful if they will accept the dictum without protest. " To the Schuyler Sun it looks as if the anti saloon party will ba a disturbing if not a dis astrous factor in the republican party. The Hastings Democrat laughs heartily at * what it considers the predicament of tlio.ro- publican party , and ridicules the appeal for & non-partisan convention. It warns demo crats to stand aloof and says : "You're In the swim and they're in the soup , that's the ilfferon ce. " Speaking of farm mortgages , the From ont Flail asserts that the opinions of Congress men Council and Dorsoy.-reooutly published in THE Bii ! , are overdrawn , and declares that instead of being money loanora the ma jority of farmers "aro still under the ! iatches. " The Kearney Hub briefly reviews Paul Vnndorvoort's career , his discharge by Post- roaster-General ( Jrosham , and declares that , n the finocuro created for him tils profound ibillty tor doing nothing will have full sway , 'Thero is no kind of work in this world that 10 knows anything nbout , and unless the ) lubllc supports him ho will oftou go to bed mngry. Ho must bo provided for , and the ippomtmeni is a good one. U 1s a cheap iiiongli shelf to lay him on. " Complimenting Maker. Fatrburii Gazette. The Nebraska delegation In congress have mited on Hon. B. S. Baker , of this place , 'or the appointment of United States district ittornoy for the district of I\ubraska , and wo ire glad to learn , there remains no doubt of IB appointment. Ho is wqll fitted for the ilaco and will reflect credit on these who put Urn there. . Mr. Baker Is comparatively a young man , mving boon born in 1850. At the ago of 'ourteen ho commenced the battle of lifo for ilmsolf , and sincu then has depended for sue- loss upon his own oxertions. He worked his vay through college by teaching und working luring vucations and graduated at the owu state university in 1871 , receiving tbo Icgroo B. D. Ho then took otmrKU of the ichool at Mason City In that state , where ha omuined a year , and after another year's Iko service at Webster City , ho ra lguexl his losltlon us principal and entered the law du- mrtmont of the state university , \vlioro ho ; raduatcd with thoj degree of LL. 11 , In 874. Ho Immediately entered upon the iractice of his profession at Wubstor City mj built up u good practice. In 1678 ho lo- atcd in February , whora ho has ftmco ra ided and whora ho lias by hard work built ip a largo and lucrative pruu- Ice. Whenever there I * Uard flght on hnnd la court hi usually takes part and , commands aUontioi and fospoct of court , bar and Jury. Wuili ho seldom ask * for favors , lie aUvaj * do inands the rights of hU client * Ho wil make an able nne\ energetic district attorney , At the Chicago convention last Juno Mr Baker was the first of the delegation fron this state to vote for Mr. Harrison. Ho wa1 sent to tlio legislature from this district last fall by a b ! < r majority running far nhond o his ticket , and soon came to ba rccognUot as ono of the loaders of that body. Ho wa ; the author ot several Important bills whlcl became laws. KAZZLiE.ttAZZljlNa TUB FUICNOII. lie Flgnro'ii Impression or tlio Wild West Show. Lo Figaro , probably the best known of Paris newspapers outside of Franco , in its Issue of April 10 , Just rocolvcd by Tim BKK , devoted , something like a column and n half of solid typo to a notlco of Llurtalo Bill and his Far West show , which Is to bo a feature - turo of the great Pans exposition. It was from the Don of Paul Bornlcr , ono of the most brilliant of Parisian feuilletonist ! . A ; an extraordinary departure from Figaro's rule ot rigid contraction of space , and paucity of complimentary expression , the artlclo deserves - serves some notice , on this sldo of the water , despite the familiarity of Amorlo.ins with its subject. Artec an Introductory rcforoiicu and a personal description of Colonel Will- i am Cody , parts of which follow , hereafter , the writer says : "Two Incidents the life of this man will sufllco to give an idea of his character. "At olcvcn years ho traversed , for tlio tlrst time , in company with a band of pioneers , the broad prairies. On the journey the wagon train was attacked by the Indians. The child fouent llko a lion , killing ono of the rod-skins and wounding several others. On that day the young 'Blllio' received the name of 'Tho Indian Slayer.1" The other Incident of which Figaro makoa mention happened on the return trip wheroln "le futur hcros du Far \Vcst" is described na being ono of a party besieged by Indians , anil protected by u rampat , formed of the living bodies of their muloa , arranged in a triangle. The hardy pioneers drove oft the almost overwhelming force of their bloodthirsty enemies ; and barely escaping being destroyed by the pralrlo lira kindled by the Indians , Joined the rest of their party. ( 'ontlnutafrlthn biography , Figaro says : "Jt was In lSu ( that Colonel Cody rocolvcd the other name of Buffalo Bill. In the course of that year ho killed no less than 4,800 buf falo ns has been onlclally published and since then ho has kept up his record I "During the war of secession , Colonel Cody accepted from General Ilazou the per ilous mission of carrying dispatches ; and In this duty , it Is said of him that no per formed tlio characteristic feat of hliusolf making o."i miles in lUty-cight hours. " Prcsouting him as a "sort of Robin son Crusoo of the now world , having the grandeur of ono of the legendary heroes , with the inestimable advantage of being yet in llosh aud blood , adventurous to excess , und bravo almost to recklessness , " it gives that as n description of "this man who has the strength and the bc.xuty of the Faruosc Hercules ; and who , coming of ono of the most aristocratic families , is seen illustrat ing on the prairies of the far west , the ro- uiuneo of Foniuioro Cooper. " And &o on for half a column of glow ing description and warmest ouloey , when the writer arrives at Buffalo Bill's ob- juct in visiting Paris at this time , and gives a fair outline of the camp and performance of the troupe of. moro than three hundred Indians , Sioux , Comanchos , trappers and Canadian voyagcurs , on the 55,000 metres ( about fourteen acres ) of ground , "grac iously conceded by General Sausier , military governor of Paris. " Ono thing strikes the Parisian forcibly , and that is that not in all this exhibition is to bo found a single clown or acrobat , uor yet u single traditional feature of the ordi nary circus or hippodrome , "but that the spectators will assist at a presentation , real as well as dramatic , of the shock be tween civilization and the rude forces and the savages of the far west. " The horse manship of the aavngo chiefs Rod Shirt ( la Chemise rouge ) and Rocky Boar ( P Ours des Rochesor.d ) their followers , is extolled in the highest degree , and their intractable animals como In lor extended uoticu. "If the success of Buffalo Bill in Purls , " predicts M. Paul Bcrnier , "does not equal that which 1m achieved in London , it will not bo because of his not having with him , n troupe moro numerous and magnificent. The queen of England , who is not in the habit of visiting such shows , went many times to applaud the colonel , aud the Prince and Princess of Wales were frequent spectators of the per formance. It is said of the Graud-duko Michael , of Russia , who is now actually with us , that ho was so filled with enthusiasm that he went ono day into the ring and took part In the performance in the disguise of a cow-boy. " "Go ahead couiiuo discut les Americains , " concludes M. Bornlor'ana good success to Buffalo Bill , who , while he may become in some sort a Parisian , is a thoroughly reprc- ontativo American. " A Liato French Ooko. LiteraUu Tranlatcd From Fiuaro , April Iff. The wife of an employee of the telegraph began of him to make n sccno prolonged of reproaches and of wrongs this ono has not breathed a word : "Eh , well I What Is this you hava ; to respond spend ? " of him demanded she , furious of his silence. The htisbaWd , after an Instant of reflection : "I have to respond , that if you had tele graphed all these to Bourdoaux , the dispatch would have cost you 4JW francs , GO eontlmcs. _ " Mny Nlirht. DootOH C'inrttr. When sinks to rest the golden day , And up the star-gcmmeu sky The queen of night pursues her way In silent majesty. When oirds have ceased to sing Uioir loves And ( lowers have closed their eyes , And through the arches of the groves The perfumed zephyrs sighs. When brightly plows tha evening star , And all around is still , Save that the note is hoard afar Of grieving whippoorwill. When stars ara mirrored in the stream Aud dewdrops gem the grass , And 'IUOUK the trees with suddoa gleam , The fitful flreUies pass. Then lovers fond together moot Bosielo the orchard wall , Oral the rustic garden snat Where shadows darkly fall. The ono might hear , if ono were near , A gentle maiden say ; "Don't snecio mo quito so hard oh } dear , i"ou take my breath uwuy.1' Tim Wusturn Art Exhibition. The spring exhibition of the Western Art issociatlon will open next Wednesday in the J , J. Brown building , at the corner of Six teenth and Douglas. The exhibit wifl , without loubt , bo tlm largest over made by Omnlia mists. There will bo at least 200 pictures > n exhibition , the most of thorn the work of Dinulin artists. Among the artists who have 31 ado special work for the oxhlbit are Mm. Muiuaugh , Mr. Albert Rothory , Mus Hhulzo , Mrs. H. A. Collins , Mr. Fred Knight , Miss IS. I'ottls , Miss Mary Murray , Miss Mullen-- leld and Mr. H. B. SlianU. Holil Foot Oonr. Sheriff Coburn sold a stock of dry goods , > oots and shoos , at public auction yostonlay , , vhich was once the property of Cornblcth & Pclzor , who failed six months ago , at Madl- von , in this stnUi. The order of aalo was imdo in favor of W. V , Morse ft Co. , and M. ti. Smitti & Co. The bulo took place nt Morao's place , corner of Douglas mid Eleventh strccta , Gounod is said to have completed arrange- nonts for a tour of this country next ncaaau is conductor of a company and orchestra , liat wilt produce his own principal oporatlo .vorks . and oratories. Gounod in Faust in ho hearts of his couutryiaou , : omposurs. * Tlio late Curl Rosa was a "boy prodigy , " md was bllloJ at concerts as the "Juvonllo agunlni. " Ho married Mmo. Paropa , his irlma donna , during his first tour of the Jnited States , He Is said to have never r.kori A benotlt or tustluioalid m nuy fotu. FOR PEOPLB WHO THINK. A ronmrknblo stop has at last boon uiarto in the right direction In Indlat Rays the i'nll Mail dazotto. What Uie English Rovorn mcnt dare not Interfere , to do , ia to bo dona ( writes a correspondent ) , In ono part ot India , nt lonut , 4iy an Indlmi prluco. Tha Maharajah of Jodhporo , who , by the an tiquity of his race and his semi-Independent ' position , commands a largo amount of re spect In India , 1ms convoked hU nobility by i1 their representatives , and has appealed to thorn to abolish polygamy , or , at least , to allow It only whoa the first wlfo is childless. This stop ho has taken , It is said , solely on account of his appreciation of the misery which the native women endure by reason of this ancient custom. It will bo Interesting to BOO what the representatives of the no bility have to say to the proposal. Ono of the happiest dovlcos for the publlo schools to secure good habits was made a few gears ago , wo bollovo , by a Now Jersey teacher , and termed the school banking sys- torn , snys an exchange. It consists In open ing a savings-bank on true business princi ples , In which the pupils nro encouraged to invest their pennies. It Is well known by teachers that a great share of the danger to the young comes from their being furnished with spending money which goes indirectly for cigarettes or for stomach-spoiling can dles , or for the worst sort of ronuing uiattor , or for useless trlniiots and ornaments. Ths banit creates habits of saving and economy which will wonderfully affect tno wnolo life. At Long Island City , in Now York , recently , the deposits of a single week amounted to $230.41. The total In bank In this school amounts to over $10,000 , the credit of about three yoars1 growth. Hypnotic pnwor , if hall that Is clalmod bo ttuo , Is n serious moiiaoo to society and the state , says the Baltimore American. It was well enough so long us It wa * substituted for chloroform by physicians to keep their patients quiet while operating upon them , but when It is mndo the medium of murder , divorce , and the overthrow of lawfnlly-os tnbllshed government , and may yet bo the match to klndlo the war flrcs over n conti nent , the most serious Investigation can not bo long postponed. If there really bo such a power it should bo expressly defined and controlled , as it can bo made far moro insid ious and dangcrovs than dynamite or any other modern explosive. At the close of the operations on Cricket Iiill , near Blackwator , our representative , says the Pall Mall Gazette , had the advan tage of having an Interesting conversation with ono of our most distinguished cavalry oftlcors who had boon present nt most of the skirmishes between the cavalry ( the Berk shire yeomanry ) and the cyclists during the morning. Our correspondent is not at lib erty to mention his natno , but his opinion certainly appears to him most valuable , backed us it is by his high military position. The oftlcor In question was most enthusiastic about the cyclists and the manner in which they had carried out their part of the day's ' manajuvcrs. In his opinion they were un doubtedly the cavalry of the future , nt uuy rate so far as the actual homo dofcusa of England was concerned ; and "as a matter af fact , " he added , "from what I have seen to-day I am not so certain but what cyclists oiicht have been used in seine of our African : ampalgns with as much advantage as mounted mon. " Jn his opinion , It was simply impossible to ovor-rato their utility for reconnaissance or jutpost work. Given oven only fairly good roads thby could do moro than any cavalry : ould accomplish. Distance was absolutely 10 obstacle to thorn , and what was uioro , they could Uoop up an oven naca the whole way , which in case where it might bo necessary to malco rapid strasotical move ments was of immense importance. Then as to the question of expense : provide the soldier with a bioyclo and no further outlay was uucessary beyond such as was entailed by occasional slight repairs , which compared with what was incurred whore horses were 30nccrncd was positively nil. "In fact , " concluded the gallant ofllcor , "it appears tome mo that it is only a mutter of common sense , ind one whicn must eventually force itself } n to the minds oven of those who no hate the moro idea of an innovation that they will uot at present so much as Us ton to the sugges tion. Mounted infantry , in my opinion , Is totally inadequate , and Is only a fad of thosa who prefer to ride whenever it is possible to avoid walking. " If the first steps of President Harrison's southern oollcy predicate the future his ail- ministration in this particular will merit the highefjt commendation of every man In the country who has soul enough to value patriot ism auovo party , says the Denver News ( dem..DTho ) civil war estalbishod the in divisible nationality of the United States It has boon over nearly a generation. Is it not time to substitute practical for theoreti cal unity among Iho people of the rosi > cctivo sections ? Who can estimate the service to tha nation of the man who may bo the agency .in Dedication of the last impediment to a cordial fellow-fooling among Americans that will bo rooted in the pride of a common nationality , ind who would embarrass stops that look to luoh a culmination by the possible effects of suuh a far-seeing policy upon the fate of any political organization ) There is , and has boon for years , a white nan's ' party in this country , or In certain portions of it , and no ono has realized moro coenly than the colored people how utterly iroBcrlptfvo and un-Amorican that party has jocome , says the Plttspurg Commercial Ga- : ctto ( Hep. ) Another party based on race > r color would bo not only equally undemo. n-atlo , but subject to llko abuses and fraught vith Hue mischief. It might suit the pur- loses of a few demagogues to wheedle tha colored people Into the belief that tboy can rain iralitlcal power and place by concontra- iion under their shrewdest leaders , but If hey are wlso , as they have hlthorto shown heuiselves to be , they will not DO thus nlslcd. Mon nro not made good by statutes ; but , m the ether hand , It Is possible that a statute vhlch restrains tin ovll may RVO ! opportunity or individual reformation , says the Denver opublloan. Such a statute may bo llko a ireakwator which protects the harbor from ho full swoop of the waves , even thqugh ho spray may dash ever It. Apart from any lonsidoration of sumptuary legislation , ono if the greatest objections to a prohibitory iquor law in that In many cases it tends to voaken rather than to strengthen indivUnal ihaiactor. It may , by its shelter , give soma iiou opportunity to reform ; but it may also e Uio ocna loii whereby the moral sonsiblll- lc of ether man may bo blunted and tha rovrlh of moral couniKO checked , Thosa- aon which U cloajd because the mon who r.i-0 uppoilod It no longer core to drink , la inich morn tightly close * ! than tha one which i shut booagsfl. of a prohibitory law , mlle customer * and proprietor ara all ook- ng ways aud moans ot evading tlio law. 'omnuranoo is ono of the fruits of a reformed odivldual life. That temperance Is bolter fhlsh U the result of a man's ' refusal to go stray when ho ha the opportunity than tut which u duo * ololy to u luck ol oppor- unity to bo tntcinporatii , It J'limHctl tlm ( Vi'r < i < M Trthune , The mugwumps haven't ' Voen n happy for oar aselnco the publication of Bishop Peter - or § sen.ion , mid when wo ecu how liltlo ( t al < m BomotluiBs to m lto iiiiC ! TUinp Ijnnpy .l lmo.t Hli.ful . to > > Uro4. 4 r * * ' .