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B prebenco th s3Uh day of November A I ) . . 1W.
H It'enl.l Nl' .Fr.H , .
H SuciAlt trust cortifiealoHha.ro dropped [
H from ono liundrctl uml twouly-six to
H huvonty in a few months That fact is
H bu oativc
H' Tun dibitstrouB 11 ro in Boston is diI
H * rectly tniccablo to olcotrlc light wires ,
H- As an iiicondiury , electricity is a llnint
H ing- success
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> TAXl'AYHliS fcliould Ucop tlio city
Hj treasurers ollico in the city buildiiif :
H' mid not lot it bo removed to brother
H- * Jolin AlcShu no's coupon clipping olllce
r Wlinx the school board puisnes hon
Hv cat and legal business methods in the
f mannpomont of school llntmces , it will
H' " he time enoufjh tto ask the people to
H- , vote bonds
H < • ttPm " 'No jian who has the wolCuro of
H1 Omaha tit heart can afford to ignore the
t cityolcction An clflcionl and honest
H administration of municipal affairs is
H essential to Omaha's growth and pros
H , perity
- _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
H THKitu is no longer any question that
K the contractors are the chief supporters
K of the democratic ticlcet This fooling
r was shown by the Fannings and Slnvons
B when they insolently informed the
hoard of public works that Well soon
m hnvo a change , "
i BubtNr.ss men should not fail to vote
' early next Tuesday and got their clerics
1 In vote as curly as possible Unless this
> is done hundreds of them will bo dis-
> , frnnchisod by reason of the largo nuin-
r borof voters who are registered tit
H , ' nearly every polling place
H : , . CillCAOO's oTorts ( to enlist the solid , (
H1 bouth in her light tor tnc worlds fan *
H taltcs the form of ovations and rccop-
H • lions to distinguished loadurs of the lost
H ; ciiiibo Praise for the south has taken ,
m the place of abuse , Kvon the press is
i Blgnilicuntly ailont on elect ion outrages
1 Two Chicago judges have rosigucd
B Y bovoii thousand dollar position ! ) to bo-
r corao drainage commissionet's at four
Kr thousnud a year Evidently the per
B quibiteH that filter through Chicago
H < drains possess n richer golden color
B V tliun tlio salary indicates The judges
R tire not there for their health ,
B' > " " John Rush haaservod the city faith
B. fully and well As an ticcountnnt and
B' ' ' ; ltimncior ho has few equals , and his
K - rniiuagoniont of tlio vtiht interests of the
K city bus boon a , marked success The
H- business men and taxpayers cannot uf-
H : ford to dlspotiBo with a tried olllclul for
Wl ono of doubtful nblltty and training
_ U Amicuica'N inventors are not always
Hi appreciated nt homo Lieutenants
Hg Driggs and Schrocdor of the United
K Stulos navy iuvutited a rapid tiring gun
jl itnd sold it to Kngllsh capitalists for six
1 tliousund dollars This gun was ro-
H& joctod by our ordnance exports , but its
H ( > utility was promptly recognized abroad '
< ANY onk who has over lived n a
i city will eh has a central nmrlcot knows
B ' ' what n publlu beuellt such nn lnstitu-
tlon is In almost all largo cities thcro
BIB , nro such markets , which hnvo become
BJ1 ! public institutions us much ud schools ,
BBB courts , etc , and the people of these
BBfl > cllios would uo more coiibont to their
BBfl'sabaiidomnoiit | than to the abollshmotit
Hr oI court houses Omului has need of f a
H $ , central market , and now is the time to j
B | becuro ouo at practically no cost to the
BBflj * jieopio ,
Hf IN I'oint of acccsilbiltty by street rall-
BBBl ways there 1b not in tbo city a more ad-
Hl vautngeouselto for a market house than
L- { , the ouo proposed ia the exposition build
p < . - , n Bite Centrally located , with cahlo ,
BBh [ electrio motor and horse car lines pass
BBBJf ' Ing in close propinquity , it is a place
H'f 'or rnnrkot house purposes which can :
BBB ? bo roudtly , ensily aud cheaply reached
BBBtt In this respect , at least , there is not a
BBBjE site Id the city so well adapted for the
BB accommodation of the people of nil ten
BBBr tions of the city
B Bv
The moromont for a. union of the live
ropnbllcs | of Contrnl America Is in line
with political progress in the western
hoinisphoro ) , It Is n recognition of the
prlnciplo that "In union there Is
Blrongth J , , " Split up Into distinct stales ,
having separnto nnd more or loss nn-
. . . .
tngonistto interests , peaceful rollttions
between the Contrnl American ropuben
lies has boon preserved with no little
dlniculty , , while the least faviv
orcd of them have sulTorod in
proiporlty from the competition
of the superior resources nnd nd-
vnntages of the others The more far
seeing statesmen have long soon that
in , order to lnstifo n vigorous dnvelop *
incut ot all , as well ai to soctiro a polit
ical ; influence that would bo felt and to
maintain poacufttl rolatlons , a union ot
the five republics on a sound basis was
Such a plan had boon periodically
discussed J | many times slnco the division
of O2nlr.1l Amarlca , but it rest
maincd for President Barllloa ot
Guatemala to give the movoincnt
for union practical form and vitality ,
At the meeting of a diet composed of
delegates from the five ropubllcs last
September the roprosontatlvos of
Guntomala were Instructed to submit
to that doliborntivo body a scheme of
union wliic.h , while leaving unimpaired
the sovereign rights of each of the
Etntos , should proclaim the ropublto
Ol Central America ns a slnglo
political ontlty This provislonnl
compact , . received the approval ot all
the mombora of the diet , but it
oncountorcd a great deal of opposition -
position , from ambitious poll7
tlclnuB . who saw tlmtsu ch a union might
intorfcro with the success of their porj
sonal asplritions Prosldont Barillos
was an especial object ot detraction and
11 conspiracy was organized for his overthrew -
throw , but was promptly crushed and [
the loaders summarily punished The ,
discussion I of the question of union has
slnco boon actively carried on nnd nc-
cording to Washington dispatehos the
Central . American dolcgatos to the Pan
American . congress are recoivlng assur0
ing advices from their homo govern
monts concornitig the success of the
The union of the five Contrnl Aroori-
can republics would bo a consummation
ot great interest to the Unltod States
It could not fail to very much simplify "
the problem of closer comtnorctal tola-
lions with that portion of the hernia
phcro ' , and in the rapid dovolopmontof
Central America which it is reason
able to expect would follow such a
union wo chould find a growing market
there I for our manufactures and such
other of our products as the people of
that t region should roquirc The movej
mont still encounters opposition , but
the t advices indicate that this isgrowing
feebler f , and the best observers believe
that ( when the question is finally sub1
mittod , to the action of the people the
plan of union will bo overwhelmingly
endorsed < ,
During the past two years John Rush
has handled and disbursed fully three
millions of dollars as city treasurer
Ttvelvo hundred thousand dollars ot
raving bonds , sewer construction bonds
and school bonds have boon disposed of
by Mr Rush at u proraium that would
aggregate nearly one hundred thousand
dollars It is conceded by all who :
nro familiar with the finances of Omaha
that the functions devolving upon our
city treasurer could not have boon moro
efficiently dischnrgod than they have
boon by Mr Rush
Our cltbons are now confronted with
the question , whether Mr Rush shall
bo displaced at this critical juncture -
turo by a man without experi i-
ence , whoso principal claim to
the office is his relationship [
to u family of millionaires Ia it pru
dent ut this time , wnon wo are on the t
eve of the most important year of im-
nrovcinonts in the history of Omaha , to
jotiro Mr Rush and place a now hand
at the bellows :1
It scorns to Ms that such n change can
not but bo injurious to the public inter
est Public safety demands that Mr ,
Rush should rouuiin in charge of our
municipal finnncos for two yours lotigor ,
The Hon Thomns B. Rood of Muino
will bo tbo speaker of the Fifty-first
congress , ho having bee n chosen by the
caucus of republican representatives on
the second ballot The contest thus
terminated was carried on with very
great oariiostuoss , but with entire free
( lom from porsonul or factional bitter
ness , so that no ill fooling will follow ,
htho result The otTort to give the con
test a sectional character received no
countenance from the candidates ,
and the decision of a ma- ,
jority of the caucus , all but four
of tlio republican mombora of the house
being present , will bo heartily no-
qutoscod in by all the supporters of the
ether candidates and by the candidates
thontsolvos Tlio republicans of the on-
tire country , also , will accept the ro-
suit without the least complaint or crit-
The qualifications of Mr ReouVfor the
speakership are universally admitted ; ,
His long oxperlonee on the floor
of the house of representatives and
his high Btanding us a pArliumen-
tarian give assurance that ho
will discharge the duties of the speak
orship with distinguished ability , while | |
his capable leudorship of his party in
the house und the general service he
Jius rendorcd gave him a very strong
claim to the high reward ho has fo-
colvod The position of speaker of tbo
fifty-first congress is likely to bo ox-
ceptlonally arduous The parUos in
the house are so nearly equal that great
tact , alertness and firmness will
bo required of the presiding
illofficer , and till these qualities Mr ,
ndRood • has shown ho possesses
toan extent not exceeded by any mom
Idber of the Uoubq of oltbor party The '
indications are that the approaching
sssfssion will not only be a very busy aud
important one , but that it will bo char
nuturlsed by prolonged and liented parly
contlicts , The first of those will occur
ever the adoption of the rules , but after
this shull have been settled there will
not be wanting subjects or party contro
versy , as the session progresses ,
upon which the domocrallo mlos
norlty will oxhnust alt the
resources of parliamentary tactics for
obstructing the will of the majority ,
ft is well understood to bo the purpose
of the loaders of the minority to niwort
their power whonoror they shall doom
it necessary on strictly party grounds ,
to do so , and with the narrow ropublim
enn majority the domocrnts can trctiortr
ally make nn obstruction policy ofTcct-
ivc Under such circumstances the la-
bors of the speaker are greatly Increased
nnd not only must ho hnvo skill , tact
nnd determination , but plenty of
physical ondurnnco In nil these rosi
spects Mr Rood Is well equipped for the
Mr Mcl'herson of Ponti sylvan ia was
the choice ot the caucus for clerk ot the
house Ho is entirely familiar with
the duties of the position , having filled
it r.ccoptablv In halt n dozen congresses ,
and while the Boloctlon of a younger
man nppcarod doslrublo , the very
strong claims of Mr McPherson on the
score of long nnd faithful sorvlco to the
party could not bo Ignored The house
will moot and organize to morrow
Omaha , Nov 80. To the Bdltor of Tue
Bkh ' : Supposoyou rellect a moment on the
probability of tlio truth of your dispatches
from Clnrlnda , To , respecting Cusliltig'a rec
ord there Briefly stated your correspondent
makes these charges against Mr Gushing :
That he , as a member of the firm of MugcrP
aid & Co , , promised merchants that If they
would furnish supplies to sub contractors ho
would see them pn'dj ' that relying on these
promises merchants and farmers did furnish
to ( subcontractors supplies to the amount ana
value of about $10,000 which the subcontractors -
tractors failed to pay for , nud which Cushing -
ing j , refused to pay Tin * is the ohargo made
by , your correspondent Do you not see that
It Is absurd on its facol If the fuels wore as ,
stated by .vourcorrespondent , the gooilsbelng
furnished on the faith and credit or Mr
Cushing's premise , oven though the premise ,
was not In writing , Cushlnp nnd the firm of r
Fltgorald . Sc Co would have been responsible 1
for the price of the supplies so furnished ,
The stntute of frauds would have no '
application j to such n case Judgment
could have bcon recovered against Cushlng
or his firm for the full value of the supplies
so furnished But Cushlng and Fitzgerald |
nro each amply solvent Any Judgment ron
acred against either of thorn would bo worth
100 ] cents on the dollar Why has not Judg1
ment been rondcred and collected against
thcinl . The only possible answer Is , because
the facts uro not ns stated by your corrcst
pordout 11 these statements were true the
injured j parties could have recovered the full
amount of their claims from Uicbnrd C.
Cushlng ( That they huvo not bo recovered j
Is I proof positlro that tbo statements are not
true ' I hare no personal knowledge of the
matters charged by your correspondent My
only ' information on the subject is such as is
furnished by toany's Ukb , but tbo absurdity
of the Btory is so apparent that I am led lo
believe j you published it without ouo scrutiny
and , will bo willing to give this communlea-
Hon 1 a plafco in your paper Norer bavlag
had I occasion to use a noni do plume , 1 sub
iscribo 1 myself , yours truly ,
T. J. Maiiosev
It is pardonable in Mr Mahoney to
rush to the defense of Mr Cush ing Ho
is a democratic county official , and in
his anxiety for the success ol the demo
cratic ticket heat once enters a plea of ; (
not guilty for his candidate The
points which Mr , Mahonoyratsos in try1
ing to discredit the charges ngainst ;
Mr Cushing are not well taken ,
The story that reached us from
Ciarinda concerning Mr , Cushing's '
methods is not only vouched for
by men of good repute , but
finds its counterpart in the reports that
roach us from reputable eiti/.ons In the
Republican valley in Nebraska There ( i
as wo learn , the same method of beat t-
ing farmers and storekeepers wns pur-
sued Farmers and dealers in produce
and supplies wore said to have been
bboat3n out of their claims for labor and
igoods furnished for the graders ,
Now , where there is bo much smolco
there must bo some fire Mr Cushlng
is a very wealthy man So is Jay
Gould and so are the tnon who amassed : (
Imillions through the Credit Mobolier
What chance has a poor fnrmor or man
of small means in appealing to the ,
tourts for redress against railroad con
IItractors or railroad kings ?
rWith all duo respect to Mr Cushing ,
T mBin : does not bollove that these
reports and charges of crooked work |
hnvo bcon maliciously trumped up
without some foundation There are
too many men in Ciarinda and in that
neighborhood who came near being
wrecked by Mr Cushing's associates to
leave any room for uoubtthntMr Cnsh-
ing waa directly or indirectly in-
_ _ _ , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
The committee appointed to raomor-
iallzo congress upon the admission of
Wyoming to statehood Iras issued an
elaborate papersottlng forth the claims
of the people for independence The
memorial is not a grievance nor a bill
of complaint , but a strong and manly
pica for homo rule The people fool
that they have passed the slago of
dopeudonco , They see no necessity for
the paternal care of the federal govem-
mont , and demonstrate by the develop
omontot thotorritory.ln twenty-one yours
Itthat they are equipped in uiontal and
physicial resources , mntorial wealth
und population to perform the duties
and oujoy the rights of cltizons of the
United States
That the torrltory is capable of sup
inporting a state government cannot bo
denied , Its resources nro unsurpassed ,
kWith ui area of ninety-eight thousand
square mlles , presenting uu oudloss
variety ot mountain , vnlloy und plain ,
it 1b cupablo ot supporting millions of
people Over ten million acres ot land
roas susceptible ot cultivation by irriga- :
tion , and two million acres have already
axbeen rocloimod und made productive by
this moans , Besides broad stretches
of plain and valley , there ure :
forosta of timber , and twenty
thousand square roilos of broken
and basin land underlaid with " coal of
excellent quality in veins of oxtroordi-
mnary thickness The mountuina and
foothills nre yast Btoroh'duso ot knin-
oral wealth , including gold und silver i > ,
tbo base metals , commercial clays , and
trgranite , murblo und stone in great
variety Not the least important of its
natural resources are the oil basins , so
many uod so extensive that the terrl-
tory prorolsos to rlvnl Pennsylvania at
rene distant day ,
The development of these v wt tnter-
osls hos jiisLbcgun A yonr will make
a great dlfjcKonco In the growth of the
country sVMfnt has already bcon acer
compllshodsuVroprcsontcd by ono htmnn
drcd millions in rcnl property , nine
hundred irillbs ot railroad , five thousand
inllca ot Irrigating ditches nnd three
million hond of llvo stock , besides mills
and factories mA tu0 various lines of
trade * " '
These ' show that
facls'cloarly Wyomth
lug 1b abundantly able to support n state
government In vastness and variety
ol Known * i o | ources , nnd in nctual in-
dustrlal griiWth nnd financial strength
she surpasses the condition of California ,
Arkansas , Florida , Kansas nnd Nobrasnt
kn at the tlato ot their admission into
the union
Population is the main qualification
for stutohood The population ot sovonhi
teen states at the duto of admission
nvorngod about sixty thousand Today
Wyoming has not loss than ono hundred
thousand people From 187U to 18S0
the ! population increased twelve thousw
nnd In the past olght years
the increase hns nvorngod ton thousand
ail year This may scorn nn excessive
figure , but it is bornoout by the marvel
ous growth in ngriculturo , the incronso
in j , nssossod valuation , and by the numdt
ber of thriving towns and villages In
districts uninhabited 11 few years ago
The four states recently admitted
wore kept out of the union for yours for
political roasoiiB Such a contingency
is not likely to arise in the cuso of Wyopi
ming nor people are united and prosperous -
porous , without the dissensions which
distract Utah nnd Idaho , and host of all
she . presents a strong republican ma
jority ' as a ransom tj a republican con
. = =
The past years agitation rogardtng
the causes of desertion in the service
has already berne good fruit Olllcial
attention has been strongly directed to-
wards the astonishing ratio of doser
tions In the armv of the United States
and ofilcial investigation which fol-
lowed j has proved the advisability of
mcasuros for rendering the lot ot the
enlisted man moro comfortable The
army board , which motat JefTorson bar
racks to investigate the charges made
by 1 AVoodwnrd , the newspaper reporter ,
has 1 published its report which bears
strong testimony to the need of reforms
at recruiting stations an makes valu-
able suggestions looking townrds pre
venting sucli ibuses in the future ,
It is intorestfng to note that two ofil-
cors ' sorvmg in the Department of the
Plutto J have been foremost in intolll-
gent | discussjon of the desertion probq
lem 1 The admirable prize essay ot
'Lioutcnaut ] iMcAnanoy of the Ninth
cavalry , hiinsolf once an enlisto 'd man ,
and the thorcjbgh work of Captain Fred
K. j Ebstoln o 'f tlio Twenty-first Infantry ,
etatlonod ntFqrt Sidney , have contrib
uted ' much to the recent changes which
will , it is bollovod , add variety to a
soldiers f HfeT *
No ono llkes'a monotone , in art or
literature ' or % life It Is now generally
conceded < thhtiono of the chief causes
of • desorttopi' * has boon the ab-
senco ' of a variety which can
readily 1 bo granted to the lito
of ' the enlisted men.It was
through an npprocintion of this fact that
General ' Sohofiold issued his recent
order ' , abolishinglnto roll call nnd trans
forring it to the sunset hours By thi3 1
change tlio enlisted man when oil duty
will bo given his evening to himself
without other restrictions than the oh-
ligations which civilian society imposes 1
tupon citizens generally In posts near
cities the theatres may bo attended and I
other recreations bought without the
danger of missing roll call at half past ;
eight or the nccosslty of asking for a
pass for the evening In other words
the private in the army , if not detailed [
for regular tour of duty , will find his
days work done at sunset , not to bo j
taken up again until rovolllo sounds the
next morning
Another oxperinlent which will be
tried with the sumo end in view is the
establishment of canteens at all army
posts , where soldiers can find amuse1
mont and purchase the little luxuries of
life at a mlnimumcost , can enjoy aquiot
gnmo of billiards or find comfortable
and warm quarters for recreation und
Both of these moves are in the right direction -
roction and will doubtless assist greatly ,
in rondorlng the enlisted men more
contented They are already the host
clothed , the best fed and the host paid
soldiery among the nations With the
greater care ordered in recruiting to ,
the end that disreputable characters
rmay bo excluded from the ranks there
ought to bo a marked decrease in the
number of men who desert in the first
year ot their enlistment
. " '
.dJD rrs pitooRESs
No western city of its size shows moro
numerous marks of metropolitan pro ,
gross than Omaha The wholesale trade
is pushing out year by year to occupy
11now territory und reaches west until it
pmoots its rivalsonly on the boundary jf
the Pacific coast Our jobbing firms in
tlio various line s roprebontod are strong
and vigorous'lind enterprising ,
As a manufacturing city , too , Omaha
is prosporing.1 The / frlngo of mills and
factories , of foundries mid works which
psurrounds tho1 city Ib widening and
broadoiiing ovoi'y year With a smaller
proportion ot foreign capital Invested
than in any ojttipr lurgo western city , ,
Omaha is liorwil investing in Omaha as
she foots up lAJr yearly balance shoot t ,
Homo confidence in homo is the best aa-
buratico of lqcal stability
aOmaha bus-tVatgrown tlio vlllugo and
town periodSp her history She Is a
metropolis Her broadly paved streets ,
ber sewerage und waterworks systems ,
her rapidly extending systems of pub
Ho improvements , all the machinery of
metropolitan existence nro here planned
ndt alone for the present but for a iu-
dituro of growth , ilumlredsof thousands |
of dollars have boon hpent In a proper
inexpectation of bo no fits to como The
taxpayers have'cheerfully joined handb
to give impetus and character aud sta-
bllitv to the march of progress and io
prevent a halt , which is a retrogression ,
The time bus come when
rlthe onward movement ought to
be changed into a quickstep
Stragglers , obstructionists and raosa-
erbacks illiquid be retired to the rear
They have hamporcd nnd htndurod too
long the ndvtinco of the city The von
arable chestnuts of recollections of ' 67
nnd ' 07 nnd of mud mid mlro and dust
are out of plnco in the company ot the
actualities ut the Omaha ot todny or the
possibilities ot the Omaha ot ten years
lion co Men who cannot see that there
is wisdom in the oxuondituro of a dollnr
that a hundred may bo returned , or in
the Incurring ot a tomporar.v debt that
n permanent prosperity of a thousand
times its amount may bo Bocurod , can
not keep stop with the column ot keen ,
enterprising and vigorous citizens who
know what hns made Omaha what it is
nnd what alone can mnko her what she
should bo
The pending proposition to bo voted
01 next Tuesday to pay 11 bonus of two
hundred and fitly thousand dollars on
county bonds for the erection of a second
end railway bridge should receive the
support of every citizen who fools nn
interest in Omaha's growth Two railsc
way ; bridges already span the Missouri
at Kansas City aud a third bridge is
about to bo oroctcd to accommodate her
increasing tralllc In the rnco for com
mercial Bupromticv Omaha is sure to
distance Kansas City within the next
decade providing she can seciiro im-
proved railway facilities There Is al-
rendy more tralhY nt this point than ono
railway bridge can do expeditiously . It
will take two yonis to build another
bridge , nnd by that time our increased
paasongor und freight tralllc will bo
moro than ample to make both bridges
romuuoratlvo investments
The trustees ot the Baptist ohuroli
are laDorltig under a doluslon when
they assume that the conversion of the
exposition ; building Into a market house
will deeroaso the value of their church
property , The otTcct will bo quite the
contrary ( A market house always en
hances j , the value of surrounding prop
erty | and couvorts it into business
property which at once becomes avallntt
bio i for grncors , commission houses and
retail , stores of every description The
Baptist church property is manifestly
destined to become valuable business
property providing that North Fifteenth
street . is improved for buslnoss pur
poses But what prospect is there for
continuing ( business on Fifteenth street
nftor the now postofiico is complctod if
the ] exposition building is notcoavortod
into j , a market house ? It they want to
know j how North Fifteenth street will
bo affected by the " centralization of
trnlllc ] on Sixtconth and west , lot thorn
look j ( at St Mary's avenue , near the
Gettysburg pauorama Loavonworth
street has carried off all the tralllc , and
property on the avenue for business
purposes is practically worthless
Mr Cu hing displayodagroat doalof
sagacity in leaving town the day nftbr
ho was nominated for mayor It would
have been altogether too uncomfortable
for him to atiswor questions and maTce
explanations Now the saloonkeepers
take it for granted that ho does not mean
anything when ho pledges himself to
stand squarely on the Sunday clos
ing i platform The Sunday school
people cant approach him to
ask whether his promises to enforce
Sunday closing will bo kept The 1
workingmen cun propound no question
about these imported scabs in Platts-
mouth , nnd the business people cannot
trouble him with the inquiry whether
ho ] would bo in Arkansas all winter
building extensions for Jay Gould's
railroad or whetuor ho will winter in '
Omaha 1
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
SOJIKTHING should bo done to relieve 1
the college games in this country from 1
the ruffianly practices that too often 1
degrade them into moro exhibitions of
brute force An instance in point was 1
the gnmo of football in Now York on
Thanksgiving day between Princeton 1
and Yale , in which several of the play
era received severe injuries from the
brutality 1 of their fellows Grant
that ' athlotlo games are necessary
to 1 college life , that they are ' i
required ' for the equal or
co-ordlnato development of mind and I
muscle ' , which 1b a widely received idea
wo have adopted from the anclonts ,
there I can certainly bo no defenbo for
carrying ' the muscular oxbtbitiona to
such ' an extreme as to ondaugorlifo and 1
limb ' The game of football , which Is
taking ' precedence of all others In our
colleges ' , as It has long hold the first
place among the college games of
England , is cssontinlly a most
vigorous oxorclso , calling for all l
the . energy and activity at
the command of players , but the inuscu-
lnroffort should bo dlroctod by a discreet -
creet judgment , nnd not exerted as
moro brute force The truth is that the
athletic Bports of American colleges
generally are not well managed , and
the consequence is that the results nro
far loss satisfactory than they might bo 1 ,
There is need of better discipline in
this purticular , but it may not bo su-
cured until a fewcollogo boys are killed
by tholt moro ferocious follows
Cult in Cliioiiffn
Chicago AVtrs
The season of doughnut socials and grand
opera in this city lb opening very auuplc-
lously ,
The I'ropjr I'lnoe te Apuly
enl r/ll C'oiirkr-Jbitnial ,
Uuvbaro Oseo , esq , the minister of
llimnco of the Hrazilian republic , has doubt *
less already written to Secretary Wlndom
for iuforiuatlon how to run a republican
Couldn't Stand tlio Alilonao ,
St , LouU Qlobe-Dcinoerat.
Ono of the forclblo objections 10 the or-
ganization of Alaska as a torrltory Is that
the mileage ot the delegates to congress
would make him the bcst.paid member of
that body ,
Hard on the Gold Uoys
iJixtlivilU Courier-Journal.
Tao discovery of gold in Woodford county ,
ICv , and the news that Connecticut man
baa a cheap process of making the precious
metal , combine to greatly dlscourago the
holders ot gold certificates
Stuiley Will be Surprised
Clileaoo Tribune
A great deal of startling new * awaits
Henry M Stanley oa bis return to clrllka-
tlou Ho knows nothing ot tbs Croain trial ,
the capture of the Benders , the centennial
aball in New York , the Urazlliaa revolution ,
the election of a deuiooratio governor la
Iowa , the defeat of Take Kilrnln , or the at-
tempt J ot St Louis to drag Itorsoit Into noa
tlco as n candidate for the worlds fair A
grent many startling surprises are In store
for Mr Stanley
iqitncr.lnn the ( < orinans
I'/iffndtlpfih lt'conh
Austria tuts done America a good turn in
forbtadlng thouxportof hogs Cutoff from
their ' main source of Btiropo.in supply , the
gentle Germans may bo Inilircd to lift the
embargo placed upon pork from this country ,
TIiIr KxplnliiR It ,
& ! . Xflllti llciMbtlt
A contemporary suggests that the Micoo
donlan phalanx was nothing loss than a mod
crn rush line The extraordinary shughter
accomplished by the Greek warrior * Is now
oastly 1 understood by any ouo who roads the
reports of collcgo football matches
Moro ) Atitoerntlo thin the lhnpcror
C/ilcni/D / Xewi
The now government of Brazil gives slgn9
ot possessing ability and worth * > But It
seems to huvo taken In hand Important mat _
ters which Oem l'odro and his cabinet
would never have tin roil to touch without the
consent of the nationnl assembly ,
The IVurs ol' Polltlelaiis
l ! * < /illlff'oil / ' I\inf.
During a hcatod discussion at HernUtm ,
Iown , last Thursday , n newly elected iiieitt-
ber of the logl9laturo had bis oar bitten off
by " n political rival So much for leaving tils
vuluornblo ! points unprotected Ulsingyoutig
statesmen , as a rule , should wear mtiftlors
I'ntrlntiHtii Still llves
Holton Glohc
. Much Is being said nnd wiltten of late
ibout the dechno of patrlntitm " Because
the noisy Fourtli-of-.Iulv nrticlo is declining
In ' ' favor it docs not follow that the real
thing , slumbers Nor is patriotism to bo
measured by the stlnglnoss of rich men in
such , enterprises as the Now York worlds
fair It resides hi the common people
_ ,
A Very'Unwholesome Mixture ,
Chicago Tiihunc
A correspondent ut Burr Oak , Mich ,
wishes to know whether two parts parls
green and ono of flour sprinkled on cubbngo
will mnko them unlit for cuting " Cor-
tainly A mixture of parls green and Hour
h unfit for eating In any shape Sprinkled
on cabbage these Ingrodienla nrocquully unwholesome -
wholesome and probably tas tc worse
A Hustler
f. 'lfiutiifrtt ( fit ) Opinion
Tub OMAiti Beb is certainly a rustler
They have their morning papers on the conn-
tor of their agents here , Ewlng & Robinson ,
before 9 o'clock am They do It by sending
thorn down on the early freight to the June
tion , and from there nro sent hero overland
Such arrangements give the people of Glen
wood an exceptionally good dully paper scr-
vl ee one thut but few towns enjoy

Hands Off .
J iutsU'dlc Giurtcis/iMO nat
While the United States , In enso Brazil or
any other American country should bo molested -
lested ' , would bo expected to take the lead in
the publication of a prohibitory manifesto , it
is i : not at all probable that she would bo unsupported -
supported , In such a policy Mexico and the
South American governments are just as
jealous of foreign aggression , and will buck
us up to the fullest With the increased
prosperity that bus lately como to them , the 1
national sentiment has become stronger aud
will continue to expand as long as these coun
tries prow In nil the elements that conbtltuto 1
power 1 : and civilization
There is 110 Jingoism in the assertions we
hnvo made , but wo believe such a policy will
bo ' Indorsed by republicans and democrats
alike It Is not the Dart of the United States
to meddle in the afl'alrs of the old world , but
it \ \ is ber duty to see that the old does not set
the now by the ears
Ilm Silver Convention
St Limit PnsUDtspntch '
Tbo dologntes to the silver convention 1
now In session in this city represent the 1
rooted opinion of a great part of the Amcri-
can people that the original standaid unit of
our currency is the silver dollar as now
coined ; that the silver it contains has ever
been , in Its purchasing power , the fairest
measure of values in the settlement of all I
contracts based on our monetury system 1
and that udberenco to that standard of pay
ment Is strict Justice to both debtor and 1
creditor Interests and promotive of the best i ,
conditions for industry and trade
A convention imbued with this Idea would
naturally ? hold that the depreciation of silver
in the last ten or twelve years is the direct
result of the hostllo coinage legislation of
the , German , English and Amorioai govcrn-
monts , , by which cold has been made the
single 1 standard of value , und the primary
object i of such a convention would naturally
bo 1 to promote mich legislation as will soonest
reinstate ' the double standard and terminate
the ' arbitrary discrimination against silver
No profession presents greater attractions
to , ambitious young men than that of tbo
law ] The Hold is limited otily by the bounds
of 1 civilization It is lined with examples of
marvelous 1 success , as well oj , disappolnt-
monts > and fallunes It is the parent of all
professions I , and ho who has mastered its
principles ' nnd precedents , its codes and
equities ' , is armed to do battta In any forum
At the very threshholdof the professlon.tho
novice j Is bewildered with tlio urray of books
which line the offices of voloraa lawyers ,
There 1 are thousands of state aud national
court reports , commentaries and digests
without number , and text books on every
branch of the law A few standard works
will snfllco for a time , but the temptation to
secure a well filled library Increases with 1
the proscct5 ) of the individual A lurgo
library is an outward evidence of success ,
nnd plays no small part in convincing u pros
pective client of the ability of the owner ,
even though the purchase prlco played
liuvoo with Ids legal revenue The
tendency of publishers now Is
to condense , and present in
compact form the cssonso of reportx ana the
fundamental principles governing all depart :
ment * of law l'ho Bancroft-Whitney com
pany of San Francisco are among the loaders
In this reform Their ' American State Ho-
ports , " containing the most important decisions I-
sions and rulings , cover a Held with a few
volumes wnicn uereioioro required iniri.v or
forty volumes They have now undertaken
what the author dcelaros is "a somewhat
ambitious attempt to present a complete view
of American case law " Under the title ,
Rights , Remedies and Practice , at Euw , In
IVmity , und Under the Codes , " the author ,
John D. Lawson , covers the entire ttald of
jurisprudence , except criminal law , logically ,
methodically , thoroughly , uud yet without
sucb dilTusenesa as to unduly extend the
work " It contains all the practical features
of a digest , the actual results of decided
cases , while preserving tlio sclcntifiu nr-
rungoment of a text book The work will be
completed In seven volumes , two of which
are now Issued , and will bo followed by a
comprehensive index '
The Heroes of theCrusados , " by Amanda
Douglas , is the latest book from the press of
Lee & Sbepard , Boston There la an undu-
finable charm In the history of the crusaders
Spurred by religious zeal us well as a desire
for plunder , they Soil in disorganized masses
upon the Mohammedan hordes in Turkey
and Asia Minor , suffered repulse , and
achloved vlctorlus , until finally six armies
embracing the chivalry of Europe , put a
path to Jerusalem and rescued the holy city
from the desecrating rule of tuq Turks The
story of Peter the Hermit , the original of
the crusaders , Godfreytof Bouillon , the king
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
0 ! Jcrusnlom , Richard the Lion Heart , nniUJj H
a dozen ether heroes of the tenth century , B
nre clcvorl.v Intorwovcn in what maV bo H
called a condensed history ot the crusade H
Lydia Hoyt Farmer * enters the literary H
arena with "A Knight or thn Faith , " to do M
battle with Mrs Wnrd's ' "Hobort Klsmoro" H
in { ' defense of dlvino truth as n motive power H
In ' ' human hearts Dorothy Itolnml , dnuglttor H
of n Baptist minister In Now England , lost her H
parents , at the threshold ot womanhood , ImH
btted with Puritan ralth nnd zeal , tempered H
with reison and common sense , she gees to H
Now York to llvo with relatives , the Osgood * . H
Purse proud nnd grasnlng , mercenary in matH , _
rlmony , she encountered nothing but surfnea i H
piety j , and faith , Ju > > t enough to make an outH ( _
wnrd show Dorothy s oxnmplo gradually [ IH
effected a rhnugo in the family , und her in- l H
lluonco sprond to nil acquaintances Ground j H
cd lu the faith and thoroughly versed in the i B
Scriptures ' , she met nnd calmly demolished J H
doubter | j s , nnd uractlcod what she preached , * , H
She ! converted the sltoptlcil Dr Elmer , who ' ,
becomes the knight ot the story , and of _ H
course mimes liiiu and for live years both J H
devoted their lives to missionary work in I H
Now York und Franco In the lnttor counx m
ti.v Elinor met his death
m a railroad nreljH
dent , Yems later Doruth.v's spirit went to ( B
meet her maker nmld the wild tumult of a l M
shlpureck on the Atlantic The story Is In jj l
tensely religious and controversial , with Just JBI
, _
enough of holy love ami social hIimiis running | _ H
through it to splco the argument IMfl
l'tibllihed by J. rf Ogilvio , Now York J l
Tun Bni : ncknowledgcs the receipt ot nn I H
album of rich and beautiful views of the | H
l'nris exposition , Issued by the Now York ) _
underwriters ngenoy , The worn Is n superb H
Hpccllncn of the cngrnvlng und printing arts H
The ] subjects rhosen nro the Etftol tower , two H
views : the luminous fnuntaln and contrnl B
dome , the fnunlatn du Vulssenu , the miichln- _
ory gallery Palace of the Arts , thuTrecnH
duro , Uuu dc Cairo and the Banltok pngoin > l
Printed ] on cardboard nnd richly bound , the , MM
album innites a rare nicuicnto of the great Ha
French j exhibition ; M
1101.11)\Y nOOICS AND NOVBI.Tlr.9. M
The resources of the printing press , the |
dosigucr nnd the engraver ncuiti to have _ H
been I oxhnustod in the production ot Christ B
mas ' books and novelties Most of them nro
designed ! la npii'itl to youthful fancy , as the \ M
most offectlve way of reaching the family { _
surplus Christmas is distinctively the
children'R 1 bolliluv , nnd naturally all cncrglca | _ H
nro 1 bent to supply Santa Cluus with nn end * Iflfl
loss assortment of good things to dump ) M
Dromiscnously in millions of stockings l M
Many of tbo novelties from the printi i H
lug j press and bindery uro urlistte In design | H
and 1 coloring Lee & Shopnaril , Boston , H
show three handsome ealondius , with pic *
tares ) • of gamboling children in light gold and H
autumn tlnLs , dressed to suit the seasons , l H
Each j month is on n separate card , with np- j H
propriato | verses , and pink und blue ribbons | H
and whlto metal chains hold them together H
Frederick J A. Stoltes , t Urothor , Now York , _
issue the "Sumter Calendar , " from duslcns B
by Mrs J. Pauline Sumter It Is 11 pretty 1
bit | of color work From the snmo firm H
comes 1 The Star Spangled Banner and H
Columbia , the Gem of the Ocean , " two H
hnndsomu I books , Illustrating in colors many _
ot ' the notable scenic attractions of the coun1
try , with the famous national Bongs set to _
music , Another novelty from the same _
house 1 is the Calendar of Nations , " with H
lifo-lllce 1 pictures of children characteristic H
of j the several nationalities Another is a _ H
bound , volume entitled , Ono , Two , Throe , H
Four , " with charmiug faces of dlllerciit H
types 1 of children , designed by Maud HumphH
rey 1 , nud printed 111 colors and monotints _ H
For the holidays and for all the year there H
is nothing to e < iunl a bound voluinu of Baby H
land j In the chtldland D. Lathrop CimpitiyH ; _
Boston , have made the volume for 18:11 surM |
pass | its predecessors It is full of pictures : _ |
to 1 delight and entortnin , aud the reading _
matter > Is bright , fresh , and ingenious to uu H
extent ' that must / surprise these familiar H
] with the dinicultfus to bo overcome in this H
class of litoruturc , H
Frederick S. Stokes & Brother compress H
The < Good Things of Lifo into n haudsomo , | H
gold-edged 1 volume The contents nro fresh , H
crlsnuud ' spicy , and the Illustrations numorVB {
ous ' nnd bcnutlful The humor of Life pos {
neses the rarj charm of provoking nurrlM \
ment among these against whom thu shafts ) M
are 1 directed It is as oihileratitig as chaui- M
pagno without its ill effects It Is such trlllcs t _
J thut drives uwuy dull care and banishes the i B
blues * f . ' 1
Why Home Artists Shmild 1'ay At1H
tentloii to Drawing l M
On Friday evening tbo Western Ajt , assoH |
elation 1 closed its fall exhibit This display IB
proved ; so great a success in the mnttor of ( H
attondunco 1 thut the tune of closing wns oxjfl
tended until Friday evening , ; U
A few ot the pictures shown fouud purj'B
chasers , at fair prices The sale generally JH
was not as lnrgo as it would huvo bcon had | H
the nrtiBts not bcon quite so prolific , and the jJB
work bad boon better in drawing | _ B
The modal for the best work iu oils was j
not awarded for the reason thut the Judges , •
while commanding much of the work , found j
it deficient in drawing This decision has 1
startled some of the artists not u little , as '
tunny of them have conceived the idea , good
ness knows why , thut as long us their color I
was fairly good , good drawing was 1
not requisite This Is the great
fault with young artists every I
where , who , in many cases , are self taught , 1
or have incompotcnt teachers A brush Is
in their bund before they have inndo oven a 1
passing acquaintance with a Btickof cbnr- ,
coal or a pencil Poor drawing on canvas ,
invariably results in such cases , nnd the or- "
tist is loth to drop his brush and take up tlio
hard grind ofla thorough course of drawing
At thu Cooper Institute and other good art ,
schools the student is not allowed to touch a 1
pulotto until l.c lias demonstrated his ability
to draw well , and the result is shown iu the '
splendid tnuguzino und book illustrutioa
from the nreKscs of this cou 11 try j
The withholding by the Judges of the first 1
medal is a lesson lrom wuich the artists
will , no doubt , derive some bouellt Ono of
the artistB , whoso work was generally coui-
mended , deplored the lack ot Interest
taken in drawing , and predicted that ,
the coming spring exhibition would not bo
quito so largo but would show better worlc
It bus been suggested that the association
place itself moro on a footing with others of
Its kind by hiring rooms for itself ami mnk-
ing them a rendezvous for its members , ,
Hero , a skotch-club could work , the members
posing for ono another , thus enabling the
workers to make rapid charcoal and pencil
skotcbos , Couipotltlvc studies , from pro 1
vlously given subjects , to tralu und devclopa
the imaginative stdo of the urtlsts , could bo
brought to each mooting , thu studies to hang
on the walls from ono meeting to auotuor \
This Idea was very successfully carried out
by the Salmagundi club of New York ,
which includes among its mumbors the first
artists of Amorlua These luoctiugs were
held at regular iutervuls , and came to bo
looked forward to with great pious
uro A subject would bu given , for 1
Instunco Death , " nnd each artists idea
of the subject was ex pressed iu whatever
method ho chose for the purpose , lu pen and
imr , clay , oils or water color , The humorist
often found his best op | rtunltlos to show
his distorted ideas of sentimental subjects ,
nnd the scntimcntulist fnirly revelled in
ideas This plan bus bcon found to slimulato
the artistic imagination , as well us produe-
Itivo of much hruiUliy emulation among mora
linrs nf thn cliih
The colonv In the Paxton building is busy
as bees working on Christmas gilts Mrs
Muinaugh , besides uttouding to her largo
cIuukcs , lludb time to work on several good
Christmas orders Ouo of thorn Is a four
panel screen , on ono of which is a roallstlo
btalk of wlthored corn , very autumnal la
clfect Thu other panels will buvu llowors ,
ota 6n.
Miss Tcana McLennan on Monday
will move her studio to room 004 , Now York 1
Life building A llospo has secured one of 1
her paintings , a study of poacbiw , which was I
numbered 100. ut tbo exhibit Miss MoLen- j
nan has , on her easel , another study of |
poaches ordered by Mrs , W. A. Poxtoo She
has also a number of otber Christmas or
Miss Mcloua Buttorriold is busy decorat
ing ehin bonbon boxes , which are very
pretty und becoming quite the rage She
also has under wuy a sot of aftur-dlnaer
coffees aud asaiad set , the decoration of the
latter being holts and sea weed painted oa
daiuty china of now shape , called the Surprise
prise " I
oMIns Kate Pettis has a portrait in water I
color wash , und soma blaok-und-whttes iu air 1
brush , which are intended for Christmas t
gifts . I
All the other artists have received ordora i
tor holiday gifts , which are not only very I
pretty , but very apppropriate J
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