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DAILY NEBRASKA STATE JOURNAL SUNDAY JUNE 17 1888 Absolutely Pure. fklf powder never r&rW. A marvel of pnrtty. Strength &nd wholMomnoM. More economical than Inordinary kinds and onuot bo sold In oompetltloa Wttk the multitude of low tt, short weight alum or Bhofphat powder. Bold only In cab. BOTAJ LYON&HEALY wtU mall frw.tbetr newly Cstaiocveaf Band lutrumU, Tine DlnstrMtaua tWeribiiic TrrvvLlol reaalrvdbr B&odi of Drum Conw. tnoladlM te ctorial Material. TrttKaian, t. Coatsi&a InitrMtioa jt m.BStttr Budi, Krcle tunf ttnm kfaior'B Taatfoc. BT-Lvs.ttd. BSiWa UH M JtftM MUM. To Investigate the Xellogg French Tailor System, Now being taught at the School of Dress Cattting, 129 So. lith St, HOLMES BLOCK. "Iv- Remember you pay nothing for System or In at mo tlona until you are able to cut and beste your dresses without refitting. Beware of Imitations; never learn any pasteboard charts, models or machines. Ask merchant tailors what they use in cutting nvui'e clothing: learn what they use and you will obtain their results: Such as the Kellogg French Tailor System, using a tailors' wood square, wooden dart and sleeve rule, graded scales ana tailor tape measures, cheapest and best ever invented. (3 to $3 a ay to Indies out of employment. For treatise on dress Cutting, circulars and terms, call or address MADAME WADE. Teacher. 129 Bo. 11th St., Holmes Block, Lincoln, Nsb. SEND FOR SAMPLES AND QUOTATIONS. WHOLESALE PAPER CARDBOAEl), ENYELOPES AND FANCY GOODS. 10 910 f St, LINCOLN, NEB. printers' Machinery of very description promptly supplied. 3 -will t $ e S- - u - f f i ,f 1 - 1 f VjBO ' "A' -j? M State Journal Co., 00 CANT. AND CRITICISMS. The Dividing Line Between the Moral i and Immoral in Art. Aa Impossible Task to Make Disappear the Bet Cod fine, of Ewb Tolatol . Sharply Criticised for Bis Cant In His Literary Work Good Art and Bad Art French Aphorisms. There is a limit, if we could bat find it, within which human life may be safely reproduced by- art, and there is a periphery of restriction beyond which the Imagination of man may not pass with impunity. Critics haye been in the habit of setting their theory of duty oyer against what they call the cant of the moralists, with a view to asserting, by the force of comparison, the absolute independence of the critical function; but, try as they might, they haye not been able to make disappear the set confines of what is moral and what is Immoral in art No doubt there is such a thing as cant, and a very disagreeable and vulgar thing it is. We must be liberal enongh to admit, however, says Maurice Thompson in the Independent, that cant belongs as much to infidelity as to Christianity, and that it may do as much harm coming from one source as from the other. There is a cant of natural science, which just now goes a little further than any that , I know of, and there is a cant of so called realism a cant which never ceases preaching about the holiness of truth in fiction. Art is much like life. Neither realism nor didacticism lies within art's circumference, but the 'elements of both enter into the substance out of which the tissues of art are developed. The true critic feels this, and he soon finds the line which separates the moral from the immoral, the sound from the unsound, the life giving from the noxious in art's domain. If it is not the office of art to ennoble the life of man, then art has no well defined or valuable office; it has no raison d'etre, no intrinsic force, no steadfast root in the better part of man. The critic must not turn preacher, not set himself to sentimentalizing, but ho must take the public by the hand and lead it to the proper point of view; he must hand the pictures on the line; he must say: - This is the proper light for this canvas; from here you can see all of its elements and qualities; let me show you the evil of this and the good of that, since I have studied for the purpose of aiding you. Art and life are dependent upon each other, but it is not safe to say that either takes form wholly from the other. We can consciously mold life, just as we can consciously mold art, and it is the highest duty of civilized man to mold both life and art after the pattern of divine beauty, strength, and purity; still, what is called the absolute independence of form in art is constantly made an excuse for recognizing deformity, weakness, and filth as not only desirable elements of artistic products, but as the chief-elements. It seems to me, therefore, that criticism should aim to mold life and art both at once. It has been a study to follow the critics who have pinned Tolstoi on their sleeves. Yon will remember that in the first place it was the dirty sincerity of the novel "Anna Karenina" which made Tolstoi groat. The public sense of decency would not accept snch a criterion- of greatness. Then the critics shifted the base and rested it on "War and .Peace." Thousands of good people bought the book only to find an almost interminable and wholly tedious and dreary record of commonplace experiences and incidents well Bprinkled with vulgarities, intrigue, and other social and domestic sins. So "War and Peace" failed to hold the public, and just now Tolstoi is held by the critics to be a superb philosopher. The vitality of this effort to force the art of the Russian hypochondriac upon the public taste has been drawn from the heart's core of materialism, the power behind it is the cant of realism, with its refrain: "Whatever is is true, whatever is true is a fit subject of art." We who dare assert that whatever is unclean will soil the hands ond the souls of men, and is therefore not a wholesome material for the artist, are accused of canting and hypocrisy. Well, if it is a choice between canting in favor of good and canting in favor of evil, which will you choose? The bed rock of the whole matter is the fact that art, like life, has its mighty temptations. The forbidden fruit is very red and ripe and inviting. Men long for it, as they long for all manner of fascinating evil. In order to feast upon it they invent a specious, plausible theory to the effect that by eating deadly fruit we learn a valuable lesson. I hold that true art is measured by its influence; if its influence is good, in the largest sense, it is good art; if its influence is bad, it is bad art. At no period of the world's history have artists been, able to affect the currents of life by appealing to the usual and the commonplace. Pressure comes from above. What falls from a great height strikes with irresistible force. Critics must learn the value of high currents. French Aphorism. John Worley, writing for the London Public Opinion, says: It is France that excels in the form apart from the matter of aphorism, and for the good reason that in France the arts of polished society were relatively at an early date the objects of a serious and deliberate cultivation which was and perhaps is unknown In the rest of Europe. Conversation became a fine art. "I hate war said one; "it spoils conversation." The leisured classes found their keenest relish In delicate Irony, in piquancy, in contained vivacity, In the study of niceties of observation, and finish of phrase. You have a picture of it in such a play as Moliere's Misanthropist, where we see a section of the polished life of the time men and women making and receiving compliments, discoursing on affairs with an easy lightness, flitting backwards and forwards with a thousand petty hurries, and among them one single figure, hoarse, rough, somber, moving with a chilling reality in the midst of frolicking shadows. But the shadows were all in all to one another. Not a point of conduct, not . a subtlety of social motive, escaped detection and remark. Dugald Stewart has pointed to the richness of the French tongue in appropriate and discriminating expressions for varieties of intellectual turn and shade. How many of us who claim to a reasonable knowledge of French will undertake easily to find English equivalents for such distinctions as are expressed in the following phrases "esprit juste," "esprit etendu," "esprit fin," "esprit delie,n "esprit de unuere." These numerous distinctions are the evidence, as. Stewart says, of the attention paid by the cultivated classes to delicate shades of mind and feeling. Compare them with the colloquial use of our overworked word 'clever.1' Society and conversation have not been amonsr us the school of reflection, the spring; of literary inspiration, that they have been in France. The English rule has rather been like that of the ancient Fenians, that the great thing is to learn to ride, to shoot with the bow, and to speak the truth. There is much in that. But it bas been more favorable to strength than to either subtlety or finish. TTew Publication.. "Old Blazer's Hero" is the latest number of Rand & McNally's Globe Library series. It is by David Christy Murray and is especially interesting to young people. Price in paper 25 cents, to be had at Letning's, 1108 O street. Cassell & Co. republish as the third number of their choice library series a novel by Mrs. Stoddard, "Two Men." It is a powerful and realistic story of Kew England life. Price, paper, 25 cents. For sale at Leming'a, Don Fiatt becomes she editorial sponsor of a new magazine that It named the Belford, after the senior of the well known publishing house. Belford, Clarke & Co., 384 Broadway, New York. It is of coarse a sprightly publication and is casually a free trade organ. One of its peculiarities is the abandonment of serial business and the publication of an entire romance ra each number. Subscription price only $2.50 per year. ir The following is the table of contents of the June number, which commences the first volume: Protection, the Enemy of Wages, Thomas 6. Shearman. Evolution A Sonnet, Arthur W. Gnndry. Enchanted Treasure A Story of Fire Island Beach, Edward Shaw. About Wool; J. & Moore. The Value of the Sliding Seat in Bowing, F. T. Jones. American Magazines and Authors, Julian Hawthorne. - Old Pap Thomas A poem, Coates Kinney. To Workingmen, Henry George. Akosmism A Sonnet, Edgar Saltns. Tariff Reform. Part I, Frank H. Hurd. Refuted A poem, Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Editorials "Free Trade and Congress," "War to the Knife," "Life of Lincoln." Reviews "His Way and Her Will," by A. X. ;"Herr Paulas." by Walter Besant; "The Case of Jilohammed Benani;" "Monarchs I Have Met," by W. Beatty-Kings ton. Literary Notes. Dramatic nates. "Old Man Gilbert" A novel complete, by Elizabeth W. Bellamy with a preface by Augusta Evans Wilson. "Civilization," and ' 'Fortune's ' Plays" Two sonnets, by Starr Hoyt Nichols. "Captain Kid's Gold. The True Story of en Adventurous Sailor Boy.1 By James Franklin Fitta. No. 10 of the "Boy's Home Library." Paper, 12mo. Price 25 cents. Published by A. L. Burt, 162 William St, New York. The author of this number of Mr. Burt's excellent Boy's Library has caught the true spirit of Daniel Defoe and Captain Marryatt, and he has here given to the I boys of America a most fascinating story of the sea, for which it is very safe to predict a wide reading and large popularity. Not only is it a clever and entertaining story, but it embodies such lessons in geography and history as to make it of sterling value to parents and instructors, while the high moral tone that everywhere breathes through it is a strong recommendation. The author has evidently travelled far and seen much as his pen "picture, of interesting localities could never have been drawn at second-hand. The book is unique in its way, blending the best literary entertainment for youth with useful instruction and commendable morals. The illustrations are apt, and the volume cannot fail to make its way to the boys. It is for sale at Letning's. The Pansy. "pansy's" own magazine (the Pansy) for June is here. Of special interest are two descriptive letters from missionaries in the far tost The magazine is filled with choice literature! for young folks from eight to fifteen, andj many illustrations. Pansy, Margaret Sidney, Faye Huntington and other favorite wriwrs contribute to its pages. Tfae Pansy will specially meet the wishes of that class of our readers who prefer that their children should read something having a religious tendency, on Sunday.' The subscription price is but a dollar a year. The The publishers, D. Lothrop company, Boston, will Bend a sample copy tor 5 cents or samples of all their magazines (four) for 15 cents. I Parisian Journalism. Here is an amusing picture of Parisian journalism years ago, from M. Audebrand's memoirs: On the ground floor of the Maison d'Q one small apartment served for a subscribers' office, counting offica, and manager' and general working room. When by chance we were all together in this epitome of apartment, we looked like so many sardines packed in a box. Characteristic sign: the 4oor was constantly open, but, with the exception of the staff, never a soul entered for business. How the subscriptions came in, how the sale of the paper was accomplished, how its twelve long columns were filled daily, with their seventy thousand lefc-tersj how it was legibly printed on excellent paper, and distributed regularly every evening at the same hour (the time for sipping absinthe), are mysteries I never could fathom. Never a sou, much less a crown, was visible in the counting office, yet nothing jwas wanting for the working of the journal ; no regular engagements at fixed salaries were made, still the men were eiact; not a centime was given out, only the promise of money, and glory to the staff, and twenty volunteers hastened lo produce an abundance of articles, and often very good ones, from their pockets. . . . In a little room to the right, on entering the Maison d'Or, where the accountant's coffer was supposed to be, sat on a cane bottomed stool Michel, the hypothetical clerk, once gardener at Monte Christ o. In a dark closet close by were the archives of the journal, or.Aat is to say, the bouillon,ot waste numbers of the commencement of the Monsquetaire. Next in order cams the headquarters, a room without any! fire, to which the public were not admitted, as stated on a placard over the entrance. Nevertheless, as all Paris was personally known to the editor, all Paris entered, and ' the room, which was already small for the the members of the staff, managed somehow to accommodate an unlimited number of idlers, gossipers, actors, painters, sculptors and the essence of unoccupied stragglers. ' This went on from twelve to six generally. Impossible to give an idea of the coming in and going out, the dialogues, monologues, quarrels, commentaries, pantomimes andj fighting sometimes, which thissatanic forum witnessed. All the neighborhood was astounded. The wildest sounds produced by the earth turning on its axis could not surpass the tempests of human voices resounding ion this historic ground floor. A Russian nobleman who lived next door, opened his window to listen every five minutes, saying to his valet de chambre: "I think they are assassinating some one there." Another neighbor thought there was a birth taking place; and the proprietor of a neighboring restaurant congratulated himself every evening ithat the police could no longer complain of tbe noijejin his establishment Dumas would sometimes stop from his work to ask: "Are they murdering each otherF' j Note.. Senator Edmunds is preparing for the Forum an article on "The Political Situation." George Frederick Watts writes on the "True Aims of Art," in the July number of the Magazine of Art. Mr. Carl Schurz, who is yet In Germany andj was recently entertained by Prince Bismarck, is preparing a thorough study of Bismarck's career and its bearings on the political situation in Europe. It will appear in an early number of the Forum. There bas been such a demand for complete sets; of the Forum by libraries and by persons who desire to keep a contemporaneous summary of important discussions that many of the early numbers were for a time out of print The-Forum Publishing company, 253 Fifth avenue, New York, has now reprinted them. Mir. Fredk. Kitton, who is thoroughly posted on all matters relating to the late Charles Dickens, will have a paper on the unfamiliar portraits of the great novelist in the July number of the Magazine of Art. There are half a dozen very interesting reproductions given in this number, and more are to follow. Queen Victoria is well posted on current literature. Every new book of any prominence is at once sent to her. If she la attracted by its title it is read to her by some maid of honor in waiting- During the morning: tbe queen always listens to several col-ums of the London Times. She has a great liking for newspapers. Syhranns Cobb, jr., whose stirring stories during his life built np the circulation of two or three eastern weeklies, has for the first time appeared in book form. Messrs. Casnll & Co. , New York, issue in a neat paper cover one of Cobb's best stories, entitled "Orion, the Gold Beater; or Hearts True and False," a tale of New York life. Mr. Cobb died last yeair. Senator Wade Hampton of South Carolina, who contributed an article to the June number of the Forum on "What Negro Supremacy Means," has another article in preparation for tbe same review, which will be a statement of what Mr. Cleveland's administration has done towards reuniting the north and the south and nationalizing the southern people. llhe July number of the Woman's World will contain among other interesting papers, one; by Amy Levy on the women's clubs of London. London is much ahead of New York in this matter and has at least five flourishing and well housed clubs for women. The meet fashionable of these is the "Alexandria," the most literary or Bohemian, the "University." The corning years promise to see the publication of a large mass of posthumous works HOT L.K. From $1.75 to $10.00. EMBROIDERED SWISS FLOUNCINGS, 1 75c to $4.25 per Yard. Cream -A-lbatross, French Challi, Zephyr G-ingham. French Sateen, India Lenon, "Victoria Lenon, Etc., Etc. J. E. MILLER, 145 of Victor Hugo. First to appear is "Toute la Lyre," in two volumes, and the other works include a volume of plays containing "Lea Jumeaux," a volume of criticism, a novel as long as "Les Miserable " a volume of verse and prose called "L'Ocean," and six volumes of correspondence. Mr. Thomas Whittaker announces as ready next week "Life of Lord Herbert of Cherbury," in the "Camelot Series;" - "Life of Emerson," by Richard Garrett, LL.D., in the series of "Great Wiiterp," and the "Odes of Horace,"in the "Canterbury Poets," translated and edited by Sir Stephen De Vere. Volume 7 of "Wilson's Tales of the Borders" will be issued at tho same time.- A man who wishes to excel in any given branch of knowledge does not go to any "Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge" pretending to cover the whole field of human attainment, and containing 10,000 secrets about how to do everything; but he reads books which relate especially to tbe one subject which be desires to study, and Buch books are written by specialists. Messrs. Ginn & Co., Boston, announce for early publication "Selections from Ruskin," by Edwin Ginn, with notes and sketch of tbe author's life. Eminent critics consider Ruskin "the greatest living master of English prose." Ihese selections are from "Sesame and Lilies," "The Queen of tbe Air," and the lectures on "War." They exhibit' many of Ruskin's best points both as a thinker and a writer. -. The editor of the Critic, a weekly society periodical published in Richmond, Va., has created a sensation by his bitter criticisms of Amelia River's novel, "The Quick or the Dead?" He is in receipt of many anonymous letters threatening bim" with terrible vengeance if be does not stop his attacks on the handsome and giftad . Virginian. Undismayed, however, he continues to free his mind on the subject of her latest effort with the warmth of an obstinate man defied. A new journal recently published in Paris, called La Revue de Famille, tbe first number of which appeared ' On May 15, has met with an immediate and c pronounced success. It is edited byiuMj iBassttaieatard, and will devote its columns . wholly to topics that are interesting to the family circle. Some of the contributors will be . M. Alexandre Dumas, Jules Simon, Francois Coppee, Sully Prud-homme, Paul Bourget, Louis Ulbach. Ludo-vic Halevy, Alphonse '-Daudet and George Ohnet ' . ,-! i - The new slang dictionary ' announced in London, and of which one of the two editors is Mr. G bar les G. Leland, has for its sub-title: "A Dictionary of Unconventional Pharse-ology, embracing English, American and Colonial Slang; Tinker's Yiddish, Pidgin and Anglo Indian Slangy- Quaint Expressions, Vulgarisms ; their Origin, Meaning and Application." It will be issued in two volumes, the first to appear this summer and tbe second in the autumn. The edition is limited to six hundred and fifty copies, of which five hundred are printed for England. . Aftor stating the arguments on both sides in tbe famous case, "Gutenberg vs. Coster," which has occupied a place for so many years upon the calendars- othe highest courts of criticism in tbe old world and in the new, Mr. Blade gives it a3 bis personal opinion that the evidence now before these courts is strongly in favor of a first rudo invention of movable- typos in Holland by some ono whose name may have been Coster; that the claim of Guttenberg, however is unimpaired, in that his improvements were so great as to entitle him in a sense to be deemed the inventor. - The Century has printed several articles of timely interest to students of the International Sunday School Lessons. The July number is to have another of these papers, written by Mr. Edward L. Wilson, and illustrated with engravings made from his photographs. It will describe a journey from the Red sea to Mount Sinai, following the course which is supposed to have been taken by the Children of Israel, and will include a description of tbe ascent of the mountain. Among the illustrations are a view of tbe site of the battle between Israel and Amalek, and of the Plain of Assembl age as seen from the Rock of Moses on Mount Sinai. Few events of the war were the center of as much heroism as tbe career of the confer-ate ram Albermarie, which is tbe subject of an illustrated narrative in the Century tor July. Tbe contributors to this well rounded historical sketch are Gilbert Elliott, who built the vessel; Doctor Edgar Holden of the Sassacus, the wooden ship which attempted to run down the ram, in Albemarle sound; Lieut. Cushing, who modestly describes his gallant attack upon the Albemarle with a torpedo boat; andCapt A. F. Warley, who commanded the confederate vessel at the time of Cushing's attack and her destruction. The illustrations will include a number of portraits and interesting pictures. A favorite corner with Dr. Holmes in the Beacon street home is in the lower basement Here, opposite shelves of books is fitted up a small carpenter shop, to which the poet often resorts. Chisels, hammers, nails and files are all in their proper places, while before tbe window stands a foot latbe. "It is pleasant exercise to tread this, and see it do its work so quickly and neatly," Msya Xr. Holmes, with a merry twinkle in his eye, as be picks np a small piece of wood and watches the borer's work as it twirls through it And here, almost daily, is found tbe genial poet at tbe carpenter's bench, doing some odd little job as a diversion from singing and writing his way into the hearts of thousands. The Critic says: "Mrs. Will II. Low, wife of tbe artist, has translated Mr. Stevenson'. 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' into French for the Nouvelle Bevue. Its publication, will begin with the September number and the story wiD afterward be Issued In book form by Peon & Cie. The translator and her husband are old friends of Mr. Stevenson (see 'Underwoods') ; and in their library may be found a copy of every edition of 'Treasure Island' that has appeared at borne or abroad." Mrs. Low will, in September, be a little late in introducing Stevenson to the French public. "Tb. Bentzom" (Mme. Blanc) bad a paper on Stevenson, Including an almost entire translation of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," in a recent issue of the Revue des Deux Monties. Fashionable people who order their . nutriment a la carte, and only have the vaguest idea of what they are going to get till it is set before them to be campled, will shortly owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Thomas J. Murrey. Mr. Murrey is going to publish, in "The Epicure's Culmary Dictionary," which he is compiling, a complete collection of the French and English idioms, phrases and WEATHER AST MILLER'S. un um words appertaining to the culinary art. and used in bills of fare, and the reason for their adoptdon and use, with a brief history of the origin of various dishes and sauces. In order to lighten the subject matter, and give it a touch of picturesqueness, there will be a lot of gastronomic odds and ends of literature, and the folk lore, proverbs, fables, anecdotes and customs, both ancient and modern, which in any manner refer to food or the science of cookery ; but the main purpose served will be to make that mystical shibboleth, the modern restaurant bill of fare, comprehensible to the average peruser of it. To a public that has come to believe that there is nothing new in cookery books, this will be a veritable novelty indeed, while as a work of universal reference for hotels, clubs, stewards, cooks, printers and compilers of bills of fare, and all others interested in culinary matters, it must prove invaluable. WOULD YOU BELIEVE ITT That we are authorized by the proprietor of Kemp's Sarsaparil la to refund the raouey to any one who has taken three-fourths of a bottle without relief? We are positive that no other proprietor has the confidence in his medicine to do this. It is for enriching, cleansing and purifying the Blood and toning up the system. Price fl. Call at our store. Respectfully, J. H. Harley. IKISH AFFAllij. An Interentintr Letter to President Fitzgerald by Mr. Thomas Bliillinuton. President Fitzgerald of tbe Irish National league bos just received the following letter from Mr. Thomas Shillington, president of the Irish Protestant home rule association. It will be read with interest as an evidence of Protestant opinion on Irish affairs, and showing that Protestantism and Irish patriotism can go hand in hand in spite of the declarations of men whose religion is but a mask for treachery and self interest: Pobtadowk, Ireland, 28th May, 18.83. Hon. John Fitzgerald. President Irish National League of America, Lincoln, Neb. Dear Sir: I am glad to learn from the papers you have been good enough to send me that Irishmen and their f rienas in America are coming forward in support of tbe action of the Catholic members of the Irish parliamentary party at this critical juncture. By perpetual scheming and plots of the meanest character the supporters of the present Bal-fourian tyranny in this country are constantly seeking to divide the people and bring about disunion amongst their leaders. The important assistance rendered 1 y the Catholic bishops and priests to their people in their struggle tor political freedom has rendered them the special objects of attack, and the supreme efforts of the landlords have been directed to detaching them from the cause of the people. Having completely failed in Ireland this last master stroke is now tried at Home. 1 hr plot is this: If on a question of morals their religious guides can only be placed in a position of apparent antagonism to the people, suspicion, discouragement and weakness would result. Tbe more active, advanced, and less wary amongst the people would probably be forced into open opposition to their religious teachers and to tLeir church. The cautious would be alarmed ; divisions secured ; two parties formed in the national ranks; tenants in despair would succumb to the pressure of their landlords, and resistance to impossible rents collapse. Seizing tbe opportunity the tories would bring in a measure to buy out the landlords at their own price and saddle Ireland with an enormous debt for their advantage they (the tories) then hope that, discouraged by divisions in the Irish party, the libera) party of Great Britain would be forced by political exigencies to consent to some petty measure of local municipal reform for Ireland and shelve the question of Irish self government for a gen-erfttion; leaving the future to take care of itsetf. This is the plot, tbe first act of which is this rescript from Rome which the Duke of Norfolk has succeeded in obtaining. You cannot, therefore, better serve the cause of Ireland than by sustaining with the utmost encouragement the Irish leaders in the patriotic stand which they have taken on this question, and also by supporting the patriotic Catholic clergy under circumstances of the greatest difficulty, in following up their noble record in the past by standing by tbe people today. The Southampton election of last week bas produced an immense sensation. There can be little doubt that opinion in England is rapidly verging in our direction; but the real danger to tbe Irish cause now lies in the possibility of divided counsels, and in relaxed efforts on the part of our friends. The present is one of the most critical crises through which the Irish question has passed and our enemies are working with tbe energy of despair. The spirited action of the Irish Catholic members of the parliamentary party will be of the greatest possible advantage to us in Ulster in removing one of our difficulties with those Protestants who from old religious prejudices are opposed to home rule. , They are now forced to acknowledge that the movement is really a national one and that interference from Italy in Irish political affairs would be resented as much as interference from England or elsewhere. The widest and most emphatic expression of American opinion in support of the action of our friends hens just now would be of the greatest use to us. I hope tbe day is not distant when the Irish people at home will be able to make some suitable acknowledgment of the invaluable assistance which4heir American friends have afforded them in their struggle for self government. I have been much obliged by the newspapers which you have been kind enough to send me occasionally. I am, dear sir. Tours faithfully, Signed Thomas Shiuiicotox. Syrap of sTlcr. Is Nature's own true laxative. It fa tbe moat easily taken, and tbe most effective remedy known to Cleanse tbe System when Bilious or Costive; to Dispel Headaches, Colds and Fevers; to Cure Habitual Constipation, Indigestion, Piles, etc. Manufactured only by the California Fig Syrup Company, San Francisco, Cat, IL TV. Brown and Clarke Drug Co agents. The king of Sweden was a failure in Algeria. The Arabs were disappointed at seeing him in the costume of an ordinary tourist AN EXPLANATION. What is this "nervous trouble" with which so many seem now to be afflicted? If you will remember a few years ago tbe word Malaria was comparatively unknown today it is as common as any word in the English language, yet this word covers only the meaning of another word used by our forefathers m times past So it is with nervous diseases, as they and Malaria are intended to cover what our grandfathers called Biliousness, and all are caused by troubles that arise from a diseased condition of tbe Liver, which in performing its functions finding it cannot dispose of the bile through the ordinary channel is compelled to pass it off through the system, causing nervous troubles. Malaria, Bilious Fever, etc You who are suffering can well appreciate a cure. We recommend Green's August Flower. Its cures are marvellous. So. TENTH St. A SATISFACTORY CONDITION. The Splendid Condition of tbe Great Burlington Road. The Conclusions Arrived at by the Officers of the Road After a Tour of Inspection Tbe Recuperative Powers of the Road as Shown Sine the Engineers' and Firemen's Strike. Last week President Perkins, Vice President Peasley and General Manager Holdrege, of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy road, made a tour of inspection over the system, and they report the property as being in finer condition than ever before. The branches as well as the main line ore in excellent shape for transacting business in the very best and most satisfactory manner, and, by the way, the volume of traffic, both freight and passenger, is increasing to astonishingly large proportions. An article in the Globe-Democrat of St Louis, says: The recuperative powers shown by the Burlington since tbe recent troubles with the brotherhood of locomotive engineers have been a source of wonder and surprise to tbe business world. It was supposed at the time tbe strike occurred, even if the road triumphed in the end, that it would be crippled for a year or more and would suffer the loss of a large portion of its business. It has fought tbe battle, and tbe conflict is now ftimply a reminiscence. There is no indication on any division of the thousands of miles operated by the company that there was a recent strike or misunderstanding of any kind between the men and tbe management. The men who nave taken the places of those who deserted their engines on account of hasty and ill advised action are now as familiar with the road as if they had been with it a lifetime, and are giving the very best of satisfaction. In many instances, the management contends,: the cbange bas proved advantageous to tbe road, inasmuch as better men have been procured. The old engineers have moved to new fields, and many of them have succeeded in finding employment with other roads, while otberstiave drifted into other pursuits and will never again handle the throttle for any railroad. Engineers as a rule, after reaching a certain age, make It an object to leave tbe footboard and exchange the life of great anxiety, risk and responsibility for one of peace and quiet at home. They in most case, nnd employment as stationary engineers, where there is very little responsibility and scarcely no risk and where the hours of labor are regular. Some of the old Burlington men have gone to farming, and a few hare engaged in mercantile pursuits, i Tbe statement of the earnings of the road for April shows a handsome Improvement over the March exhibit, which Is the best evidence that the road has regained its old earning power and will march right on to the harvest of millions again. Vice President Peasley says that there is somewhat a dearth of business with all the roads between the Missouri river and Chicago just now, but no matter how lively it might be the Burlington is in such excellent running shape that there can be no danger of a blockade. IRISH NATIONAL LEAGUE. Meeting; of the Executive Committee at Cleveland Resolutions Adopted. President John Fitzgerald and Secretary Sutton hare just returned from the meeting of the national executive committee of the league held at Cleveland, O., on the 12th and 13lh inst. Secretary Sutton says the meeting was well attended and there was the utmost unanimity of sentiment upon every question offered for discussion. The mercantile, legal and medical professions were well represented by men who have gained eminence in their respective callings. The ouestion of a national convention was referred to a committee of n ine, comprising the executive officers. President Fitzgerald, Rev. Treasurer O'Reilly, Secretary John P. Sutton, Vice President Hugh McCaffrey of Philadelphia, Hon. John J. Donovan of Lowell, Mass., Third Viae President Patrick Martin of Baltimore, William J. Gleason of Cleveland, O., John F. Armstrong of Augusta, Ga., Dr. Edward Malone of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Henry J. Coloran of Montreal, Canada. Although a strong desire was expressed by the present administration to be relieved of their duties, the unanimous voice of the other members was against holding a convention, at least, tbis side of January. The committee on resolutions, consisting of Messrs. John J, Donovan, Patrick Martin, Patrick Egan, John F. Armstrong and John P. Sutton submitted the following, which received the approval of all tbe delegates: The national executive committee of the Irish National league of America renews Its assurance of fidelity to tbe Irish National league and pledges its continued support to the parent organization. The official declarations of the Irish National league and of its parliamentary representatives, of the national sentiment of Ireland, are hereby cordially and unqualifiedly endorsed. Tbe congratulation, of its American auxiliary are tendered to the Irish National league for the fidelity with which it asserts and champion, the principle that the Irish people are the only authority to govern Ireland, to formulate the policy, and to determine the political course which should be pursued by the Irish people in tbeir struggle for self government. This body earnestly appeals to the friends of Ireland, and to all lovers of justice and liberty, to maintain tbe league organization, and to sudVr no relaxation in tbe efforts to support the Irish people in the contest which they are waging with such admirable discipline and heroic determination against odds so uneven and so brutal. The otncMK of the league are hereby directed to forthwith convene meetings of its branches with a view to renewed activity in the work of extending tbe membership and enlarging the resources of tbe league. All funds subscribed for the benefit of the Irish cause should be forwarded only through tbe National Treasurer Rev. Charles O'Reilly, D. D., Ixv troit.Micb.. and all friends of Ireland who reside in settlements where branches of tbe league cannot be conveniently formed can remit their contributions through the same channel. That we deeplv deplore the illness of Philip H. Sheridan; the gallant general of the United States army, and that we unite with bis family in tbe praver that be may soon be restored to tbe service of his country. The following resolution offered separately was also unanimously adopted: Resolved, That ,the national committee of the Irish National league of America learns with profound sorrow of the death of tbe late Hon. Henry F. Sheridan of Chicago. Mr. Sheridan was a delegate to every national convention of the league, and was a most zealous, eloquent, patriotic and unselfish champion of tbe cause of Irish nationality. We tender to his family our heartfelt sympathy and assure them that the name so dear to them will always be honored by bia countrymen. GOODS The Control of the Next Senate. Philadelphia Press. The election of a republican legislature in Oregon has" dashed completely what hope the democrats had of securing a majority in the next senate. The election of a democrat in Virginia in place of Riddleborger makes a tie as far as it goes. There is no other state the term of whose senator expires next March in which the democrats bave a ghost of a show of gaining the legislature this year. If they shall succeed in holding their own in the states which have a democratic senator whose term is about expiring, the tWo parties will be tied in tbe senate after March 4 next and the control of the committees and legislation will rest with the party who shall elect the vice president next November, providing that he bas health and strength sufficient to perform the duties of the office. But while tbe democraU bave little or no chance of adding to the number of their senators, the republicans bave a very fair prospect of electing one of their own to succeed Senator McPherson. The New Jersey legis-ture of 133, which elected John R. McPherson for the term expiring March 4, 'S, had a democratic majority of seven. The legislature of last year, which after a long struggle compromised by electing Senator islod-gett, was very nearly a tie and would have been republican but for the grossest frauds. The present legislature has a clear republican majority of seventeen,' and there is every reason for believing that the legislature chosen this year will be of the same political complexion. The democratic connivance At fraud and close alliance with the liquor element in New Jersey bears legitimate fruit in the marked increase of the republican voet The control of the next senate is of the utmost importanco to both parties, and the very flattering prospect of the republicans in this respect is most gratifying. A republican senate can hold in check, as now, a democratic house, should such be elected. Should the republicans gain the house and the executive, the senate will be necessary for the complete triumph and for the passage of laws long kept in abeyance on account of th difference in the politics of the two branches of congress. Brief among this retarded leg. lslation are tbe bills for the admission of th two Dakotas and Washington - territory, whose admission in the face of democratic opposition would probably confirm the republicans in the control of the senate for a half a generation. The St Louis convention went through the form of adopting a resolution favoring the admission of certain territories, although all of them which bave an intelligent monogamous and numerous American population have no chance of admission until the democrats are wholly out of power. One Recommendation. If erchant Traveller. "There is one thing about woman suffrage that would heVommendable, anyhow," said a travelling man to a friend. "What is that?" "They would always be likely to have reached years of discretion before they went to the i o Is. It would take a woman a good long time to be old enough to vote." Fair Exchange No Robbery. 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