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Jirnfu. clicckn anil | io tutllca orders to bu luncto the onlt'r or tlio cumpuny. , Proprietors BWOIIN 8TATKMKNT UV C1IICUI.ATION. 'StaUilfNi'briiakn , I . ' Comity of IMiialni. 1 ( ! rnrnci II Trralinck. Kocrutnry of Tlio Hoc Pub- llahlnu company , uoo * inliiiiiiUjr nwonrtlmt tlio net- unl circulation of TIIK mu.r IIKK for Iliu week iiK Mny ZHsa. \ . wn ns follows ! fiundnr , Mttj-27. . . , . XS.070 Tuumliijr , Mny'.M TlMiwIny.MiiilW Vrldnjr. Alny Hnlmilny , MiiyK ) Hnornlo bufn tlilti a > lh ilny of Jluy , A. ! > . , IS'JZ. N. I1. KK1I. . HK.VI. .Notary I'ubllc. < ; h dilution lor April , ! M,110. Tin : hl h schools and colleges of No- brnskn Imvo bugtin holding tnul "oml- incuts , " and In the nvntiiuchoa of flowers and white drosca porhnps wo shall lor- got tlio Hoods. PUOF. JACOIJ Gouf.u SUIIUKMAK , the now jrcsldont ) of Cornell university , was oneo a clerk In a village store. It Is a in-ovd nchiovoni-iit to Imvo cllmbod from that humble position to distinction ua one of the ripest scholars of his tnno and to the presidency of a grout uni versity before having reached the ago of 40. OMAHA people are not aware of the ( Trent nuno given thia city by the Lin- ingor art gallery. It is an unconscious tribute not only to the philanthropist who founded and maintains it but to the city in which it is situated. There are few places of intelligence and culture in this country in which Omaha and the gullory are not very favorably associ ated in mind. Tun "friend of the family" who so generally comes up smiling with n pooni a yard long on golden wedding occa sions in'thls country docs not scorn to have been on hand nt the festivities in honor of the fiftieth wedding nnnivor- jnry of the king and queen of Denmark. There are some compensations , it would Boom , for the trials and sorrows of these who sit on thrones. THE United States consul general at Montreal has received an apology from Colonel Cole of the garrison artillery at lh.it place for the outrages committed by members of .his corps in ordering down the American flag on the queen's birthday. It may take many years to convince the ultra-British residents in Canada that the American Hag is hacked by a vigorously loyal American people , but the lesson will bo learned sometime. PiiOK. LOUNSUOUY of Yale college and Prof. Child of Har\fard are agreed that the established spelling of the Kngllsh langungo is about the most absurd thing In the world. But they do not suggest nny practicable way of getting the English-speaking people of the world together on a hotter system. There have boon many spoiling re formers , hut the orthography of the languugo has undergone no important change as a result of their work. Tin : Omaha gentlemen who have just returned from a visit to the onst , whore they inspected school buildings and in vestigated various matters connected with educational work , are of the opin ion that Omaha schools might bo much Improved by following the eastern ex ample of spending money in directions which miilco school life attractive and pleasant to pupils. This is undoubtedly true , and although this city cannot yet vie with Boston and Philadelphia in this respect , it would bo easy to make our school buildings and grounds much pluasnntor than they are at slight ox- ponsc. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ "VVilUN Nebraska celebrates the semi centennial anniversary of statehood the precedent of 1892 will justify the change of date from March 1 to September 25 , ubout the time of the harvest festival , which makes it more convenient for popular demonstrations. When the llrst hundred ynurs of Nebraska's state hood have boon re-ached the centennial celebration will probably bo hold on Christmas of 1907 , or possibly if the weather seems unprnpitious the centen nial anniversary can bo shifted over to the year following. A few months , or n few ycaiB oven , make no material differ ence , just so you celebrate. in various parts of the world celebrated the lliith anniversary of the hlrtli of Thomas Moore on Friday last in'a manner which showed how fondly they cherish the fragrant memory of the sweutulngoi * whom thoyso proudly claim as their countryman. 'Tho patri otism of Moore , like that of the Irish people generally , was of tlio fervid kind th t must find expression , mid the poet's bent and most endearing bongs are these which breathe the spirit of patriotism and the love of freedom which animate every Irish hoaru 'ino Scotch iidmiro Bums urn } regularly celebrate the nnnt- vomu-y of his birth in every community ' where any conslUorabUi number of Scotchmen miiy bo found , but the Irish , owing perhaps to their lack of organiza tions distinctly their own , do not eo ipnarnlly observe the anniversary of th > lr country's representative singer. This , however , does not signify a lack of uppiociatlou. Thomas Mooro'd mem ory will bo kept gioen and his bwoot songs will bo sung as long us an Irish heart boats in the world. A. ruwosm ; r/Bir OF TUF The cheapest thing on earth anybody can give is advlco. This Is a commoJity that always can bo had In abundance for the more asking , Tills is doubtless why the members of the Methodist confer ence responded so liberally when they wore Interrogated by the Omnha organ for the fotiblo minded as to what Omaha should do to become a great , good and prosperous city of 400,000 population by the year of our Lord 1000. Such n ques tion would have boon a stunner for nny class of men but the visiting parsons , who are always oqunl to any emergency. The composite recipe which the gentle men of the cloth have loft us Is decidedly instructive as well as unique. Some of the suggestions touch upon things temporal. Wo are reminded that wo lu-o short on union depots , churches and llrst class hotels and long on corner lots and acre property In the suburbs. Others are directed chiotly to things spiritual tinctured with matters temporal. Several of the clergymen confidently predict that Omaha will have 400,000 population by the year 1000 If wo stop printing Sunday papers , close nil the saloons and theaters and do away with dancing and card playing. A minister [ rom Now York City , whore Dr. Park- hurst is now leading a crusade against rampant vice and wickedness , loft with us a precious formula with the three in gredients , prohibition , strict Sunday ob servance and rooting out of all gambling. How the American Babylon has man aged to grow to 1,500,000 population without this prescription will always re main a profound mystery. The most pointed and pertinent sug gestion ramo from Now .Torsoy. It has an Old Testament flavor and common ds as the most olTcctlvo promoter of the ' city's rapid growth a moro strict com- pllanco with the Lord's command to Atlnm and Eve in the garden. This eminent observer says point blank : "Tho greatest need in your great city is the question of moro children in your homes. You have n perfect street car system , but the tendency to small families containing but one child or none at all is not in keeping with a largo and perma nent growth of a city. " There is moro truth than poetry in this well meant but blunt suggestion. It seems to us , however , in the lingo of the bar , decidedly irrelevant , incom petent and immaterial what these 500 Methodist clergymen conceive to bo the most effective way to treble Omaha's population by the end of the century. If anybody wanted an option on a corner lot on ono of the golden paved thoroughfares - faros of the Now Jerusalem wo should not hcsltato to commend him to the members of the late conference , whoso chief occupation is dealing in futures. Their ideas on building great cities do not ponnrAlly comport with practical experience. They want a city in the clouds peopled by angels and not upon the earth inhabited by mon and women with all the defects , passions and vices the human race is heir to. A SUSCKPfntLK JUHY. The susceptibility of legislators to the blandishments of railroud magnates is well known , and juries have sometimes been suspected of having boon influenced by gratitude or expectation in cases where a railroad corporation was con cerned ; but the jury that acquitted John C. Newton in the federal court at Des Moines and then accepted an elaborate banquet at the hands of the defendant will have to bo awarded the palm. Newton , who is vice president and general - oral manager of the Dos Molnos & Kan sas City railroad , was tried before Judge Woolson-on the charge of conspiracy to pad the mulls for the purpose of defraud ing the government. Whatever the merits of the case may have boon it is evident that the jury did not regard the defendant as a victim of groundless prosecution , for it took from 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon until 10 o'clock Thursday night to reach a verdict of acquittal. The banquet followed , and It appears that the railroad man and the twelve mon who had acquitted him "got together" in fine stylo. On the fol lowing morning Judge Woolson called the jurymen before him , and aftor.giving thoui a severe lecture discharged them In disgrace , and then ho told Mr. Newton ton that ho would order the verdict sot aside and try him over again if it wore allowable. It is not assumed that these juryman wore venal nor that they intended any thing wrong in allowing the acquitted man to express his gratitude in this way , but the incident shows how easy it is for mon of wealth , and particularly these representing great corporate in terests , to moke themselves solid with people who uro simple minded enough to bo caught by their gentle allure ments. The lesson enforced by Judge Woolson was a wholesome ono. SOMK SUaOKSTlVH STATISTICS. Statistics now in course ot prepara tion by the census bureau bring to light Eomo Interesting and suggestive facts rolutlvo to the color , sex and nativity of the population of the various states. Taking the matter of nativity by itself It is curious to note that In the throe states of Now York , Now Jersey and Pennsylvania the white population of native parentage constitute only about one-half , or 60.83 per cent of the total population of these states. In the same group of states only 03.80 per cent of the population cuu spouk the English lan guage , leaving 30.11 per cent who are foiolgnors in the largest sense of the word. The inc-ousu In the number cf foreign born pot-sons during the period from 1880 to 1800 was 721,837 , and the Increase in the native born population was 1,470,085. Probably no other three states in the union will show so largo a proportion of Increase in foreign popu lation as the ones named , though the figure * for Now York and Pennsylvania show that the Immigrants , though most of them land In Now York and are sup posed to stop In or near the motroplls in greater numbers than elsewhere , are really filling up Pennsylvania moro rap idly than they are the state of Now Yon ; . Now Jersey's increase in foreign - oign horn population during the decade was 4S.30 per cent , Pennsylvania's 43.87 per cent and Now York's 20.00 per cent. The increaso- Pennsylvania over Now York , considering how rap- Idly Now York City and Its suburbs nro Illllng up with foreigners , seems dlfitcult to account for. That one-half of the population of this group of states should bo of foreign born parentage is supgosllvo. U seems to emphasize the fact that our remarkable growth is duo very largely to the In ducements hero offered to the people of other lands to come and help develop the resources of the greatest country on earth. This steady Influx of foreigners brings some objectionable 'people , but that element is not largo. The major ity nro law-abiding , inoffensive and thrifty. There are practically no Asi- ntlcs among thorn , and the hardy peas ant stock of Europe that makes up the bulk of the foreign element is sure to boconio Identified with the institutions whoso ndvnntngos it has sought. SHAM o.t.vm/hvo MB An ordinance hns boon introduced in the city council to license gambling by Imposing periodic flnos upon keepers of gambling houses and men who make a living out 'of gambling. This Is nothing moro nor less than nn attempt to nullify the criminal code relating to gambling and make the mayor and the police judge and police force alders and abettors In the defiant violation of the law , which they are sworn and In duty bound to enforce. The pica in favor cf the proposed or dinance Is that gambling , like prostitu tion , Is a natural vice which no law can cxtirpato and therefore the most prac tical way of dealing with gambling would bo to legalize , regulate and super vise It. The assumption that gambling Is an inherent vice on a piano with the social ovll Is not well founded. The propensity of mon and women to amuse themselves with social games in which chance plays a part should not bo con founded with the vicious disposition of a very small percentage of people who are drawn Into gambling dons by the tempting opportunity to win largo sums nt the gaming table. But the social ovll hns never boon licensed In Omaha. It Is merely toler ated and the fines Imposed do not legalize - izo It or In any way nullify the statute or compromise the ofllcors of the law. There never has been an ordinance even Introduced to license disorderly houses and no law-abiding citizen , would countenance - tonanco such an ordinance so long as the laws of this state make the keeping of such resorts a criminal ollonso. The offnct of the proposed ordinance would cortninly bo mischievous ana de moralizing. It would advertise Omaha abroad as a law-defying community in which gambling dons wore licensed in doflanco of state laws. The mere fact that no gambler has been sent to the penitentiary since gam bling was made a felony affords no excuse - cuso for letting down the bars and run ning riot with open gambling houses , into which hundreds of wage workers would flock to drop the scanty savings and earnings that. , should bo given to their families. The gambling law is doubtless too severe in its penalties and its weakest spot is the provision that makes the plucked victim equally punishable with the keeper and capper that fleeced him. These defects of the law can and should bo amended by the next legislature , but so long as there is a law against gambling the council has no right to nullify or circumvent it. Suppose the ordinance licensing gambling by provid ing for periodic lines should bo enacted , what position would the gambler bo placed in who voluntarily pleads guilty ? Would the pay mon t of the flno relieve him from the penalty imposed upon gamblers and keepers of gambling houses by law ? Would not the payment of the fine be prima facie proof of guilt and woula not the county attorney bo In duty bound to prosecute all such persons in the crimi nal courts ? WAGES AND LlVJNOllEUK AND ABItOAD The report of Mr. Carroll D. Wright , commissioner of iaoor , on the wages earned and the cost of living in the United States and various European countries is replete with interesting and instructive facts. These show a far- more favorable condition for American labor as a whole than Is enjoyed by the labor of any other country. There is not an industry in the United States that does not pay hotter wages than the like industry in any country of Europe. The employos in the cotton and woolen mills , the glass factories and the iron works of the United States average larger earnings than the workers in similar industries abroad. The workingmen - ingmon of Great Britain come nearest to these of the United States in the annual amount of their incomes , but these of Franco. Germany and Belgium re'coivo , in the classes of work above noted , only about half the incomes of American em ployes in these industries , Germany being at the bottom of the list As to the cost of living , the workingmen - men of the United Slates spend moro money than these of Europe , having moro to spend , and they live much bet tor. Their homos are bettor provided with convonlonucn and comforts , they and their families wear bolter clothing , they invest more money in newspapers and books , and as a whole they make a larger outlay for amusements. Al though the average sum spent by the working people of any country for readIng - Ing matter Is not very largo , it Is Inter esting to note that the amount thus used in the United States is from two to three times larger than In European coun tries , a fact that will at once explain the superior intelligence of our working- men' . There is not much difference In the nvorngo cost per family tor food in Great Britain and the Unltod States , but in Franco and Germany the expendi ture for food is considerably loss , and it Is hardly necessary to say that the com parison holds good as to quality and quantity. Tlio greatest difference is in rents , which are much higher here than in any of the European countries , though doubtless in this respect also the Amer ican woridngmon enjoy an advantage in the superior conveniences. A particu larly interesting fact disclosed by this report Is that the average cost of intoxi cating liquors per family In the United States Is less than in Great Britain and very little greater than in Franco and Germany , On the whole this report , which is the result of must careful und painstaking Investigation , shows thiU the average condition of the working people of the United States is vjQry much superior to that of the worltWg fjooplo of the prin cipal nittnufueturlng-countrlo3 , of Eu rope , and the difference in favor nf the former has undoubtedly boon widened since the labor c8mlnlssloner obtained hU facts , since th co'jl ' of living in Eu rope has increase < | Uurlng the past year without a correBp9 < nu'iJng inoroaso In the earnings of labor. , c . 5 MAMOItAk ) DA\\ How rapidly the years pnss will bo the thought of thou9ujdifjii : | the recurrence of Memorial dnyj It hardly scorns a twelvemonth slnW'wo ' last rondi-red homage at the grayes of the nation's ' dead , yet the lime for performing this duty of affection and of patriotism is again nt hand , and with an Interest as honrty and earnest as in the past a grate ful people will again attest tholr grati tude to the men who died that the na tion might live. It has boon \voll said that there is ft fragrance in the llowors placed upon the graves of loved ones which no other flower possesses , and every ono who .shall tomorrow lay a floral tribute of love upon a soldier's grave will realize that this is truo. There is also a special inspiration in this bo uitiful service to the doad. Its influence is olovntlng and softening. It awakens the sweetest memories and vitalizes the tondorost emotions. It lifts the mind above moro worldly things and refreshes It with thoughts that have no taint of solflsh- ncss. The observance of Memorial day has boon Invuluublo in touching the moaning and the worth of patriotism. It Is a grand fact that the greatest of nations , the outgrowth of all the peoples which have loft tholr mark on human progress , devotes ono'day of the year to honoring Us dead who cheerfully and willingly gave up their lives for the preservation of the republic. With the recurrence of Memorial day wo revive the memories not of the great heroes and loaders In the struggle for the maintenance of the union , but of these hundreds of thousands of humbler mon whoso service to the nation was , according to their opportunities , as noble , heroic nndsolf-sncrlflclngns these to whoso memory wo erect statues , and whose names will bo household words as long as there is an American republic and people. Our thoughts at this time expand beyond the galaxy of illustrious commanders whoso achievements gave imperishable glory to our history and embrace the whole vast army of patriotic heroes who wont forth from larm and factory and store , impelled by an enthus iastic love of country. It is of the hard ships , the privations , jjio sacrifices and ' the bravery of tho'common soldier that wo have most thoughfcpn the recurrence of Memorial dny\c jhoir names may never bo nantionou and there Is no rec ord of their personal traits , but wo know they were mon Whom no danger ap palled , whoso devb'tfoii1 to their country no suffering or sacrifice could Impair , and whoso love of thoiflng was their supreme premo love. These Wo the heroes who rise before the ' /mind's / oyo" at this time a spectral Jiost. of blue-clad war riors whoso equals' ho'other nation has produced. Their monuments are erected in the hearts of tli'3 grateful people , where they will stand against all the terms of time and the surging waves of political passion so long as Amoiican in stitutions shall survive. SOMK RESULTS OF TllK COKFEHEKCE. To Methodism in this community and the west generally , the general confer ence of the Methodist Episcopal church hns hoon an inspiration nnd nn encour agement which has already made itself felt Every member of that church has experienced n personal and entirely justifiable pride In the mon who have boon legislating for these weeks upon denominational matters. They have won the hearts of 'tho people and have proved to doubling persons that the fol lowers of Wesley are cultured , high minded and sincere. The feeling that this most modern of great religious movements was confined chiefly to illit erates , which prevailed to seine extent among even the most intelligent mem bers of some ether denominations and among unbelievers , hns boon entirely dispelled. No man who has heard the aloquont sermons of many of the emi nent divines in this conference will doubt the intellectual power of the great body of Methodist clergymen. If wust- orn Methodists are not grontly Btrongth- onod by the general conference It will bo because western Methodists do not appreciate an opportunity. No man of education will hesitate to ally himself with this denomination upon the ex ploded theory that the itlnorant Is usu ally nn ignoramus. The eastern members of the confer ence have had tholr ideas wonderfully expanded by this memorable mooting. To many of those raou Chicago has hitherto been the frontier of civilization. In their minds Omaha was a faraway vlllngo and Nebraska a wilderness in which life must bo a constant terror and a sorins of deprivations. They have learned by actual observation that Omaha is a thrifty , Jjandsomo , promis ing city of 140,000 , and ) Nebraska ono of the most fertile commonwealths of the union with a population exceeding a million souls. Trayel'brondons men and facts soon with the'd'yo ' and mot fnco to face every day for frrfronth strengthens consjB figures. Eory far eastern visi tor goes homo wltl ' ,1 % ' bettor apprecia tion of the vaBtnoss.pMiis country , nnd a stronger affection"far American Institutions ' tutions and American. people. Ho has broken up any nnrfowmlndod sootlonal- tarn thnt may hhWfilthorto prevailed and when ho talks.ofthiB great mooting ho will necessnrllycassociato with It the good people of Oitiohu , the Importance of our olty and tho'vnBlnobsof this great Interior region. The conference has ac complished a great tloul for the vlultor iia well as for Omaha and the west In a material and soculnr as well as In a sec tarian and religious aonso. lAW IN TllK SOUTH. Governor Northon of Georgia , moved by recent exhibitions of mob violence In that state , has issued a proclamation that harmonizes well with the resolu tions recently adopted by the Methodist conference in this city in relation to the sumo subject , The governor declares That he will put n stop to lynching If there Is power enough in his hands to do it , and ho authorizes the secretary of state to offer a reward of $200 for the arrest of persons who actively partici pated In oertaiii recent proceedings of this kind. The governor's proclamation Is a good thing In its way. but it will no moro stop the application ot lynch law In Georgia than it will arrest the procession Of the spheres. Until the public sentiment which approves mob violence is re formed these summary executions at the hands of lawless crowds will con tinue. An illustration of the prevalence - lonco of this Bontimont Is found in the colamns of the Atlanta Constitution , di rectly following the proclamation of the governor. It Is the heading over an article describing an attempted assault upon a young woman , and runs as fol lows : "Judge Lynch has another case , In which his peculiar method would , do good service ; " Elsewhere In the same paper appears an editorial warmly com mending the governor's proclamation , but the words quoted Illustrate the fact thnt the southern press Is Influenced by the sentiment \vhlch makes mob violence - lonco popular In the south. Mobs have now and then taken the law Into tholr own hands in the north ern states , but such cases are extremely rare and never rccolvo popular encour agement. In the south , where the ma chinery of the law can bo put into oper ation as effectively as anywhere else for the punishment of the crlmo of assault , the exhibitions of mob violence BO fre quently reported oxclto little comment. Ono of the first stops toward the Im provement of the state of society there should bo the enforcement of law In a regular and orderly way. The great fundamental principle that no person shall bo deprived of llfo , liberty or property without duo process of law Should rccolvo the same respect in the south that it receives in the north , and until if. is respected the southern states will suffer from the disadvantages in separable from such a state of society as is indicated by the prevalence of mob law. The governor of Georgia has shown the right spirit In his courageous proclamation and it is to bo hoped that it will have some Influence. Mil. HENHY C. AIXUIS , statistician of the Interstate Commerce commission , says that the claim of railroad companies that all possible progress is being made in introducing safety appliances is not berne out by the facts. Whllo It is true that llttlo remains to bo done 30 far ns locomotives and c : rs engaged in passen ger service are concerned , in the freight service everything remains to be done , and it is in this service that nearly all the casualties to employes happen. Thus out ot a total of 1,105,042 cars used in freight service , Mr. Adams states that there are but 87,390 fitted with auto matic couplers and but 100,090 equipped with train brakes. Furthermore it ap pears that the increase in the equipment ( ittod with safety appliances is not equal to the total increase in equipment Mr. Adams therefore reaches the natural conviction that the good intention of railway managers requires the as- sisthnco of legislation to make it effec tive. Ho thinks it practically impossi ble for the curriers , unaided by law , to secure the universal use of couplers and brakes of a uniform typo. The aid of government is required not so much to coerce reluctant companies as to arbi trate between the advocates of various patents. Several bills have boon intro duced in congress relating to this matter - tor of railway safety appliances , and the importance of some legislation is un doubtedly appreciated by the people's representatives , but there is reason to apprehend that the influence of the cor porations will , for the present , defeat action , and that the slaughter of rail way employes will bo allowed to go on. President Harrison , in ono of his spe cial messages to congress relating to this subject , well said that "it is a reproach preach to our civilization that any class of American workmen should , in the pursuit of a useful and necessary voca tion , bo subjected to peril of life nnd limb as great as that of a soldier in time of war. " The IH tlngiiUliliiK Murk. Kcw Yatlt lleraht. The oasioat way to dfstlnguUn a modern tncsslah irom an ordinary mortal Is to count bla wives' U0303. How to Achieve .Success. Kcw York Herald. The Motbodist brethren in Omnha hnvo again decided against dancing. The only way to got dancing on the free list Is to oloot younger mon to conference. LunralH for Qrubb. Now that ho has got Amorioan pork Into Spain If Mlntstor Grubb wants to tickle Bos ton's boart and at the same time make the Dons * fool better under tno waistcoat , lot him souaro the admission of uoann. - . The Cloud on ( loulcPs Horizon. PlittaaelpMa Times. A solitary 10 cant piece was nit that once stood between Jay CSould and a state of glar ing Impocunioslty. That dnno U n treasured souvenir which the millionaire ) still carries around in his purse and the only cloud upon the pride which ho takes in it is the thought that it lias boon nestling there BO long with out earning intorcst. Jlnlneil an Uostun ClUilje , Boston bas boon accused of vanity moro than once because she has not boon nverso to declaring her pride In bor distinguished sons. But the pride is a justifiable ono. A crop of great mon U the grandest harvest that can bo raised on any soil , and for the raising of this kind of harvest Boston has shown her self especially fertile. A IMuoo of Kntorprlso , lltatrtce Dcmucrat. At the present time Tun OMAHA Hun hns its local ropresontatlvo hero preparing u long statistical article on UUKQ county nnd its re sources , that , It will soon print , nnd that will go into the hands of 250,000 people. This is not done for the mouay that it can pull the public lop for , but as a piece of newspaper enterprise. It is bolnpr prepared by uicn who UVH In Beatrice , ana Tim BUB pays them for doing the work. _ _ DulVcU of tlio I'lilillnHrhoola , Kew York ll'o > M President Eliot is quoted as saying that there Is not n country in northern Europe which has not a bettor common school sys tem than ours. The criticism is not too severe , probably , if it is levcilod at the motbods pursued In our common schools , Our system is great only in Its u invert allty. It offers something of education to nil , nnd freely. Rut much re mains to bo I'ono before what it oftors will bo What It ihould bo. Tlio reasons ara obvlbni to every ono who obiorvos. Wo have a pormdous habit ol employing untrained nnd only hnlf-bducatod toachors.Vo assume thnt nny girl who hns grftduiuod from the ( jrammar schools is lit to toncli , nnd tha fact Is qulto otherwise. Apart from the moagronois of such n girl's learning , nor mind Is undisciplined , nor cul ture is scarcely boguti nml she 1ms toirnod nothing nt nil of the art ot teaching. In this stiuo our whoit school authorities have made strenuous efforts , with only partial success , to sot up a higher standard of qual- Ulcailon for tonchorj. Again , wo do not got the host out ot tonchoM of which they nro capable. The at tempt of board * of education to reduce everything to system cripples individuality in every limb and makoi ot the bou teacher no moro than n cog In n nmohlno. Worse still , under n system wlitoh mnlto n fotloh ot examinations , and rontn u toaohoc's ' chance of promotion and even ot retaining employ ment upon the "marks" made by hU pupil * upon examination , there is n premium sot upon bad teaching nnd n punishment for bettor. Assertion nml Ooiitniiltctlnn. cVncfnnitt CnmmJivlal , President Eliot of lUrvnrd Is nothing- not eccentric , ills latest dodge Is an attack on our common school system , which ho do- claras Is Inferior to that In nny country in the northof Europe. I'roidont Eliot's state ment is combnttoil by School , Commissioner Strauss of Now York City , who emphatically remarks that our grammar school system Is superior to thnt of Germany , nnd the school system of Uormnny is the best in Europe , A now religious soot has boon established in Virginia by n negro named Nathaniel Brown , which ho call the "No Moat Enters. " The African Methodist Episcopal church is the first to grant permission to a womnu to vote at n general conference. The lady Is the wife of niBhftp S. T. Jones. There is no missionary in Afghanistan , with her O.OOJ.OOO people. Annum with 5,000,000 , , has only Uotniiu Cathollo mission aries. India has ono missionary to 275,000 people ; Persia , ono to UOO.OOJ ; Thibet , ono to , 000 , 000. The annual contributions to foreign mis slons of the evangelical church are us fol lows : European societies , § 5,832,541) , ) ; natlvo contributions , f 0ii)15 ; ) ; American societies , $1.180,002 ; uatlvo contributions , S507.833 ; total , SI 1,037.340. The Hov. Dr. Conwoll of Philadelphia had n law practice yielding n revenue of S O.OuO a year before ho entered the ministry. Bo generous is ho that ho cannot reralvo uny gift from church or friends without ocstow- ing It , or feeling tempted to bestow it. on some ono clso , Impertinence deserves rebuke , nnd ono man got it handsomely. Uovumplng nn old snylng , ho remarked that if ho were so un lucky as to have u stupid son ho should cor tninly inauo him n parson. A clorgymnn who heard him replied : "You think different from your father , then. " A bill was lately introduced into ono of our stnto legislatures granting permission thnt the bishop ot the dlocoso might bo buried In the crypt of his cathedral. One of the mem bers , who did not admire the bishop greatly , movsd an amendment to the bill that it taUo effect Immediately on its passage. In splto of his 82 years nnd his serious oc cupations , the pope still writes poetry. Ills last effort In this line was n Latin hymn , which was sot to music bv MaoUro Mustafn and sung In the Slstlno chapel. Tno cope has subscribed 10,000 francs toward the in ternational museum to bo erected to Dante at Itavonna , Hov. Samuel Wells Powell , an authority in biblical history , died recently In Massa chusetts. Ho sorvea with credit iu the marine corps uurlng the civil war , then studied theology , graduating at Yale , after- wnids dovoto'i himself to the study ol lan guages , seven teen of which ho is said to have mustered. Ho was also dovotcd to forestry interests. The Episcopal church In England has 43 bishops and 24,090 other clergymen ; in the United States , 01 bishops nnd 8,800 , clergy men ; in Ireland , 13 bisnoos and 1,807 other clergymen , and in Canada , 24 bishops nnd 1'JOO , other clergy men ; in Aslii , Ki bishops and 713 other clergy mon ; in Africa , 12 uish- ons. and U50 other clergymen : In Australia. 21 bishops mm 2GO ether clergymen , mid in Scotland , 17 bishops nnd 2SO ether clergy men : in scattered diocosoa 0 bishops and 120 clergymen a grand total of Ib'J bishops nnd 32,72'J , ether clergymen. The Christian Union having Intimated thnt the Jewish Subbath is gloomy and as cetic , the Jewish Messenger remarks , "If the genial editors of our contemporary would visit a typical Jewish household on a Sab bath , they would moot with nn atmosphere and associations just the reverse of ascotic. Labor is forbidden , it is true , nnd business is prohibited , but the day Is devoted to wor ship , recreation , charity. The ideal Jawish Sabbath is a any ot delight , not of gloom. It is historically unjust to make the Jewish Sabbath responsible for Puritanical austor- lty < " JIL.ISTS FllOM HAM'S //OKA" A fact is ns strong as the throne of God. There is nothing rnoro cowardly than bolng afraid of the truth. Singing "Nearer My God to Thee , " will never carry us n single inch toward heaven unless wo nro willing to stop In that direction with our own toot. Some people never fool religions oscopt when they got In n tight plnoo. The real prayer mooting nlwnya begins a gdod while before the boll rings. There Isn't n bit of religion In going with , out sloop at night to talk nbout your noluh. bors. bors.Tho The moro the man who builds on the sand InvosUiu his hoiiso the worsolt will bo for him. him.When When In line of battle no soldlor ever tlnds much fault with the bowlops of the man in front of him. There U no greater mUtnko than trying to pprsuiulo n mnn to bo religious by preaching altogether to his hood. It doosn't help n man much nt homo to shout in church , If ho mnkos his wife got up him kindle n Uro the next morning. Whnt n dlftoronco there is between tin kind of headache nooplit hnvo on rnlny Hun. days and the kind they hnvo when the olrou * is In town. KRSUVSV1SU FttKK TKAIHC. Minneapolis Tribune ( rep. ) : Lord Sail * , bury's Impressive argument nsnlnst fret trade must nrovo u fatal blow to the ndvo- CIUM ot free trade In the United States. The speech of the premier In favor of protection I * lho. strongest nrgumout thnt hns fallen . upon the cars of living mon. Mi should 1111 the ballot boxes with endorsements of pro- tcctlon when the voters register tholr will Sf , I'aul I'lonpor Press ( rop. ) : It will nt. east appear from this frnult utterance ot Lord Salisbury that absolute free trade has attendant evils as Well ns unrcnsonaulo pro tection ; whlto his utterance IsthomoUslg. iinl nssuranco yet received of lho splendid triumph of the republican policy of roclpro- olty , as n means of enlarging our foreign trndo without the sacrifice of our own mar kets or othsr injury to oursolvos. Globo-Uomocrnt ( rop. ) : I'lio republican party may well congratulate Itself upon the fact thnt the oromlor of Uront Britain thus pays tribute to the wisdom nnd onlclenov of the policy that It supports. There iould'not bo n raoro gratifying and suseostlvo endorse ment ot the American tariff system , mid the voters who nro to oloot our noxt.prosldout . will ho sure to tnko account of it in their consideration of the loading issue of the campaign. Now York Trihuno ( rcp.h Obviously , what Lord Salisbury wants Is an opportu nity for Imitating the American reciprocity policy. If duties could bo Increased or ro- fctorod upon such articles ns ho mention * , ho thinks that ho would bo nrmod with power to negotiate commercial conventions on the basis of n fioo market for wine , spirits , silk , gloves and lacos. What ho wants Is fair trade as distinguished from free trade ; nnd no indicates the roimposltiou of duties with reciprocity behind it as the future land marks of the economic prepress cf Eng- lie lounged wcurlly asalnst a tabloln an IrrlKiUliiB reservoir and do/im olt. A bv' sunder tout-hod Mm on tlio turn : ' .Say , I'at. what about the McKlnluy bill ? " "Oh , doin the bill ! if It's all rlKht , pay It. " Now York Ilorald : Miikln' n frlon' ot n sircnstlp nmii Is u gootl deal lIUu tiylnu' to shavu wld n poor r.i/or , donh bruddurn ; you never know when yoii'rogoln' to clt do nox1 cut. Philadelphia. Kocort ) : It will bo n proof that hniminand hititollvm run parallel In some ways If thnt now o.ittlo dlssuso , " .swelled , head , " Is traceable to the "horns" In the case. Lnwoll Courier : "AliisI the lost caws. " murmured tlio crow as his companion foil , a victim to the shotgun policy. Yonlccr's Statesman : Report comes from London of the discovery of the tblstlo as un article of food fop man as well ns biiast. Tlio thistle certainly has some very line points. Hnrrlaburs Patriot : Thoyauntj woman wlio will uttoml the Ittdlos' school In the top ot thu KlITol tower are likely to Indulge In some breezy conversations. DIIOWNH1) HIS New York Iferalil. Tliu tloticon wns HiuiBly onscoiiscil In hli pow , And ho slept , uii'l ho snored , uiul vet no one wiisdistiirhoc ! , I'or ' his wlfu's llonor-snniizlud li.it wns so loud 'Unit his stertorous brciithliig oould bouiooly ho lionrd. Washington Star : A wealthy uncle Is usually allowed to have his own wuy because of his wlll-ful character. Uotrolt Free I'ross : Commissioner You are under nrrost for defacing United States coin. Whatliavuyou to Hay for yourself. rrKonur I HIM not guilty , your honor. I liavo too much rcspeut for a dollar to liufuco one , .sir. Infilctl seldom have tlio pleasure of meeting one. TIIK Tll'-TltTHI ) NOSE. ir siM0loii ; ( Star , liar lips are red. her oym nro bright , Uor chunks nro llko the rose : Her grncofiil nuck Is Ivory whlto , She lias a turn-up nebo A turn-up nosu thin pretty miss. Ihitsliu s u charming c rout uro. And 1 esteem that proboscis The inostenscaKliiK foiture. Indeed I do , you ask me why ? The reason's simply this : 'TIs never In thu wuy when I Attempt to snatch u kiss , Boston Transcript : It Is perfectly safe to compliment a uomnn upon her chiseled fea tures , but she would hardly llko to bo told thatbor head was turned. I'lillndolphln T'Odror : A journal In the In terests of manufacturers und workers In cork Is projected. This should Interest renders of light literature. 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