Chillicothe Morning Constitution from Chillicothe, Missouri on August 24, 1890 · Page 6
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Chillicothe Morning Constitution from Chillicothe, Missouri · Page 6

Chillicothe, Missouri
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Sunday, August 24, 1890
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fftt»ttttrtie IMPORTANT NOTICE. On account of having recently pwr- chfl8ed|Mr. GHchrist's interest in the COHSTITTJTION, (which it took cold cash to do) we are "hard up." What we -want and most have, is, our delinquent subscribers to pay us what they owe us. It takes money to run"a democratic paper, even in a democratic district. We owe money and- we most have what is owing to us before we can pay. II you can-not come in and pay us please send us a postal nute for much or little as the case may be. HITT PATTON, Publishers CONSTITUTION. The Novel of the Future. James Sally, in The Forma, regards the avidity with which novels are read in our time aa proof that they iaf what the public wants, and that it is in this shape it prefers to take its mental pabulum. Therefore the importance of making the novel jnst what it ought to be. As a work of art the novel has two conditions to fulfill. It must awaken the pleasurable play of man's emotions and mental faculties; it must appeal to us as social beings. The novel that fills these two requirements can be said to be artistic, and in proportion as fiction is constructed on these principles is it successful. Idfe, however, the manifestation of man's emotional nature, is infinitely more complex than it was in the time of Walter Scott, even, therefore the task of the novelist is infinitely harder than it was then. With the evolution of man evolves also art, and the novelist must meet the constantly growing demands of work. The tendency grows to mingle social questions with novel writing---that, too, because it is a demand of the hour. Those writers are the. greatest who deal most successfully with the individual in his Delations to the community, its'customs, ideas, dominant ideas. Such writers are Balzac, Victor Hugo, George Sand and George Eliot. * Along with the tendency to analyze human nature grows the inclination toward- realism, representing real life in fiction. This is all very well, and as it should be; but Mr. Sully reminds the novelist that there are two kinds of realism, the' good and the bad. This evidently many popular novelists have lost sight of. and flatter themselves and their readers that they are realistic, when the}' show tip* the merely bad side of man. The lopsided result they thus bring about is exactly the opposite of realism. · No creature was ever wholly bad or wholly good, and those alone are the masters who represent man as he is, a mixture. The novel of the future, in the judg- .ment of Mr. Sully, must take us away from black pessimism into the realm of the rosy, the happy, the beautiful, the good and the healthful. We are sick of supping on horrors. Show us, O Messieurs Novelists, not this life of pain and disorder. We know it already better than you can tell us. Look about you in the world and show us the happy. Set your imagination at play and give us a deliverer from our sorrows. "W»tterson*s Opinion of Hlaine. In a recent issue of The Louisville Courier-Journal. is a judgment of Secretary Elaine and his reciprocity policy, from which we reproduce the following extract: Too much significance cannot be attached to Mr. Blalne's recent argument for reciprocity between this country and the nations of Latin America. Mr. Blame, is, without question, the keenest intellect in the Republican party. By force of brains, brilliance an*} experience he is easily first among. RepubUcon leaders, and he owes this . premiership chiefly to the acuteness and swiftness with which he perceives public sentiment, and the promptness and adroitness with whicb lie springs forward as its champion. To no one in the least acquainted t vrith the character of this political leader could there be a more striking evidence of the growing demand for freer trade than Mr. Blaine's sudden advocacy of reciprocity. That the man vrho but a abort time ago eo dramatically flashed across the eea his defiance to President Cleveland, when the latter placed himself, at the head of the tariff reformers, Is now the man to step forth and command lus party to holt and turn back from the v«rjr road toward which he directed it; la at once another manifestation of Mr. Blaine's sagacity and another proof that the tide has set irresistibly Against the barriers which have walled our sborea and which have made us, commercially, a dependent province instead of a sovereign power. But if the fact of Mr. Blaine's argument is significant, the method of it is more so. He not only forsakes the Insulated ground of the Pro- tflctfoaiat, tiiat free trade is our greatest foe, but b»ta»W» that free trade with Latin America is Atfaftoirto be coveted, and coveted so strongly that if we cant get it in any other way we should barter for it. The five persons who were killed in a runaway accident in Berlin lost their lives because a horse sBied at a red para- aol. One of the first lessons Oscar B. GHeason, the American horse trainer, gives an animal is to teach it not to be afraid of parasols and umbrellas. He takes the umbrella to the beast, makes it smell it carefully, look all over it critically, and then he raises it where the horse can see it. Then after a while he opens it suddenly in the horse's face, taking care meanwhile that the animal cannot ran away. GHeason says no horse is properly broken till it is familiar with umbrellas and baby carriages. It must be made to know that the thing is not going to hurt it. But a red parasol I It would try even the nerves of one of Grleason's converted steeds. We commend this story to women who carry rod parasols. t Homes finr the Poor. If a street lamp or window In a public place is newly washed and shining brilliantly what is the instinct of destruction and degradation that prompts the boy to plaster it with mndf If a fine lithograph *f a handsome actor is pasted upon a wall facing the street, it does not require more than an hour usually for the picture to be disfigured and smeared past recognition. It is this same mysterious, low down instinct, apparently, that stands in the way of improved tenement houses for the very poor of cities. They seem to resent it as a contrast to themselves if walls are clean and whole, if staircases are polished and handsomely finished. A brand new tenement house, finished neatly and attractively, is usually battered and abused down to the level with the old structures after a year or two of occupancy, and takes ot the out at the heel and bad hat look of all the rest. At least it requires several years to educate the poorest classes of community up to the wish to have better houses, with modern conveniences. This has been the experience of those who, with philanthropic motives, have endeavored to better the condition of the poorest in New York city. Improved model tenement houses, built with the mingled philanthropic and commercial lim, have been slow in filling, though furnished with handsome conveniences, when located in the tumble down tenement house districts. Felix Adler, who hoped to interest the very poor sufficiently in the improved home he constructed for them to make them save their money and in time become the owners of their flats, has abandoned that idea. They will not be helped until they are educated to help themselves, and this takes time. Mr. William H. Folsom, director of an association that is erecting, model tenement houses, believes that by and by he can inaugurate a plan among his tenants whereby they will be induced to take stock in an association for building model bouses, from the rent of which they will derive dividends. Meantime, however, the problem has partly ·wrought itself in a purely commercial way, without a suggestion of philanthropy about it. The elevated railway has made it possible for people to live half a dozen miles away from their work and reach it in the morning on time for the sum of 5 cents. This stimulated a movement in building great apartment houses in Harlem. They are not tenement houses, for each set of rooms has its own little bathroom. The rents at the same time are moderate enough to make it possible for the better class of working men to pay them. Of their own choice, without a hint from the philanthropist, working men have removed from over crowded quarters to these improved tenement houses by the hundred thousand. The avenues tiro or three blocks from the Hudson on the west and from the Sound on the' east are lined .with these huge apartment houses, and more are ia process of erection. Thus, near the pure air of the river, where wide avenues are and where woodland and fields themselves are not so far away, the laborer and mechanic have their home. There is no complaint that tenants are hard to find for the suburban apartment houses, proving anew that the sort of people who are best worth helping "are those who are always trying to help themselves. After sitting in mourning and solitude for some years Nevada begins to rejoice once more. It would not be strange if in the course of some little time she turns up us a great and prosperous state. The silver mining business begins to show signs of untisual activity, due partly, of.course, to the passage of the silver law, but partly, too, to natural movements. In the twenty years in which Nevada has been resting improved processes of mining have been invented which will work wonderful changes in some of the mountain states, Nevada among them. Next must come, and will come, cheaper and more effective methods of irrigation. Carrying out his paternal Idea of government, Emperor William has ordered that the weak and ailing children of all government employes shall have a holiday at the seashore ar government expense. A far better way .would be to cut down some of the German government's enormous military expenses and pay the civil employes enough to enable them to send their children to the seashore themselves. But a paternal emperor is always in favor of a huge army. Probably if William could abolish the German legislature altogether and boss everything himself in person he would like that best of all. It.cost 16,000,000 to take the census of 1890. That jmakes the cost per head more than ten times as great as it was when the first census, in 1790, was taken. One volume held all the figures for 1780; for 1880 twenty-four volumes were required. We have to know so many more things now than our fathers did in order to be people of common intelligence. ODDS AND ENDS. A young woman at Madison., Ind., being frightened, screamed loudly, dislocating her jaw. Census enumerators in Pittsbnvg are j clamoring for their pay, and Supervisor Oliver has gone to Washington thinking to hurry it up. A ' 'fossil forest" has been discovered in Scotland. Thirty or forty fossil trunks have already been laid bare, most of which are gray freestone. One of the trunks is at least two feet in diameter. A luminous buoy has been invented, the light for which is produced by phosphuret of calcium and is visible two and a half miles away. We ore sent into this world to make it better and happier; and in proportion as we do so we make ourselves both. The manufacture of cotton goods in Ceylon has for the past few years made remarkable progress. The island promises well to become as dangerous a rival to India in that branch of industry as in the cultivation of tea. Wages is even lower there than in India. Among the large estates three advertised for sale in Queensland may be considered. The first has an area of 454 square miles, of which the rent is $1,600. The second has 648 square miles and the third 553. The one most advantageously situated is "within 100 miles of a railroad." Michigan is the fifth state in which the farmers have deserted -their old po litical parties and formed a new one on their own account, with ticket regularly in the field. The platform of the Michigan Farmers' Alliance party embodies the radical changes proposed by that body elsewhere, among other measures the abolition of national banks and the issuance of currency by government, which is also to take control of railroads and telegraphs. The unlimited coinage of silver is demanded. The most sweeping measure of all, however, is the resolution demanding that both the president and the senators shall be elected by direct vote of the people. Some Kansas Rhetoric. Kansas is nothing if not vigorous, From the time of the free state troubles till now when » citizen of Kansas has acted or spoken Ms meaning has never been a matter of doubt. At present Kansas is a prohibition state stirred to its depths by the original package trade. In connection with the prevailing agitation a Kansas editor of the town of Washington thus warns some fellow sinners: To All Whom It May Concern, Greeting: If about twenty-five good male members o£ churches in this town don't quit their abuse of the editor of this paper be will feel it to be his duty, long neglected, to expose the fact to tho public that they are not only frequenters of places where intoxicating liquors are.sokl, but are the patrons oC boot Jeggers, etc. We nieau business. No more monkey business goes. Have Received Our stock of Jeans, Flannels, Cassi meres .Yarns .Blankets ,etc., from Meek. Bros.' "Famous Mills," of Bonaparte, Iowa. We commenced selling this line of goods when we first embarked in business. There are no other goods in the market that can compare with them. If you have never tried them we want you to do so. We place on sale TUES- DAY another lot of Fine BLACK SATTEENS at 250 per yard. See the 32 inch ERENCH CALICOS only'iac. New Goods coming in in almost every day for fall trade. The PRESS-MAKING rooms on Second Floor will be open and ready for business on SEPTEMBER ist. Change in Vojiicee Farming. The last state censxis of Massachusetts shows a curious situation. There is a noteworthy increase in the value of agricultural products the state over, while in the purely agricultural districts there is a remarkable decline in the population. The apparent discrepancy is adjusted in au odd way. The next fact the reader observes is no less strange. It is that the agricultural products of Massachusetts are most valuable near Boston and the largest cities. It means that the Massachusetts agriculturist has abandoned general farming and gone into truck and dairy farming in the vicinity of the large towns. He can no .longer compete with the west in hay, com and wheat, but he can still make a living and a good, one as market gardener and dairyman. So he raises vegetables, has acres under glass for early growths, and sends to the market small fruits, lettuce, peas, cucumbers and sweet corn. The change is a good one all around. Tlie more fresh fruits and vegetables the inhabitants of cities can get the better for them, and the more of such they obtain the more they will want. It is thus the eastern farmer can regain his lost foothold. He is changing his methods to suit the changed times, and winning prosperity back with strawberries, early vegetables and gilt edged Jersey batter. To All Buyers BOYS 9 and CHILDRENS' CLOTHING! They will do it, the ladies--smuggle goods when they come home from Europe, and they nearly always get caught at it, but that does not stop them. If they will persist, however,'-at least they ought to be warned against concealing contraband stuffs in the bustle/ That 'article of feminine apparel is now so out of fashion that the very sight o"f one is enough to awaken the suspicion of a cruel custom house feminine inspector, and she makes a dive for it ftrst thtag. There seems undoubted evidence that the electric current at the execution -of Kemmler was feeble, owing to defective working of the machinery. This was one of the secrets that leaked ont by accident. There ought to be, and doubtless will be, a thorough investigation of I7hj' *he machinery worked imoerfectlv. The zone system of railway fares, having a central ticket office at which tickets to all distances within a certain .radius are sold at the same price has been so successful in Hungary, where it was first adopted, that it has been taken up throughout Austria. Germany will shortly introduce it, so will Sweden. It is said to have increased railway travel to such an extent that the roads pay better than before. But to make it a snc- cesa in America either the roads must be owned by government or there must be co-operation among the various roads , wintering at a given Ericsson. . It was fitting that the United States should designate one of her fastest and handsomest cruisers to stop beneath the shadow of the Statue of Liberty and receive the remains of the great inventor Kricsson and convey them thence to his native Sweden. Of him it is to be said he hardly received from any people the recognition that he deserved during his lifetime, therefore it is the more appropriate that, dead, he should have such poor honors as both his native and adopted country can bestow on him. TTia work rooms in New York city were always jealously guarded from visitors, and their secrets have never yet been given to the public. But it is known thafup to his death he was deeply occupied with inventions which he regarded as important as any he had previously given to the world. An officer in the Swedish navy, he was p"rominent 'at a very early age, but he resigned his place to give himself wholly to mechanics, coining to America and making it his home. In honoring his remains the government pays a compliment to- all its Scandinavian citizens, of whom there are hundreds of thousands. Meantime, of the inventions whose fruits mankind are now enjoying from the hand of John Ericsson may be mentioned the steam nre engine and the re- . volving turret battle ship. In the latter I he gave the world what the secretary of | the navy designates in bis circular letter ' aa "the germ of the modern battle | ship." The screw steam propeller which] now drives vessels through the water at the rate of SCO ruffes a day was also Ericsson's invention. Thrice honored he. both.his remake Wyoming win take her place in history, as the Two-Four state, 'being the forty-fourth to be admitted into the We are just closing the most successful BOYS' AND CHILDRENS' CLOTHING season that we have ever had and as we intend to make a clean sweep in this department we will make you "WAY DOWN" PRICES for the next two weeks on all our 3 Piece and Knee pants suits. They are all bright clean goods of this sea ons purchase.perfect fitters and beautifullly made. We advise an early inspection, for we have only a few and every purchase lessens chances to get Jrd_-tL 1 DAILY " SEMI · WEEKLY I m Also remember that we ^are the only firm in the City selling the "STAB" Waist, which is acknowledged to be the finest made and best fitting waist manufactured. We have them in plain white fancy Percale and Flannel?. Beg- you to take advantage of this sale We are very respectfully, Stephens 2L Sipple, leading one^price Clothers and Furnishers SEMI-WEEKLY: per annum. .50 m DAI L Y: 5Oc. per Month. $5 per annum. JOB of every description. Office South Washington Street,

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