Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 12, 1886, Page 8, Image 8
THE CM ! LHA DAILY BEE , TUESDAY , JANUARY 12 , 1880 mi i ti t T\T fiMii1 * i nnt vfTMTPT OMAHA IN lllli ASCENDtXIA President Max Meyer of the Board of Trad Reports tbo Situation. ON THE HIGMV/AYTO PROSPERITY Where tlic City's Strrnulli Mos nm Her Needs for the Kuttiro The Chnrlty Hall-Other I.UOIll NCWH. Itoaril of Trade. The regular meeting of the board o trade was held lasl evening , Prcsidcn Max Meyer in the chair , rind a fair at tendance of member ? . After the rcadin ; of the minutes of the last meeting , tin secretary announrcd that the board o directorhad. . nt a meeting in the after noon , re-elected the present ollieers foi the eiiMiing year , as follows : . President Max Mover. ' First vice pror.idont C. F. Goodman. Second vice president H. G. Clark. Treasiinr J. A. Wakelield. A letter wa-- read from the secretary o the Chicago , Si. Louis & Pacific railway unking if the cili/enfl of Omaha wouli' ofler inducements to that railroad to lo cate its headquarters in this city. Tin Idler had been answered by Presidonl Meyer , asking where the railroad men tioned was loeatcd and its extent. , Tt this Iho secretary responded that tin company wishe t to build ! > 0 ! inil'-s ol railroad the coming summer , and would either have its headquarters at Omaha , Papillion. or some point in Iowa. It all depended on the inducements oll'erod b\ Omaha , and he would be happy to ad dress the eitixens anil board of tr.idc on the subject. The letter was referred tu the prcsidcnl lo obtain further informa tion. tion.The Maritime association of New York had forwarded a communication urging the board to take action lo Induce con- gre.s.s to pass sntlielent appropriations to carry on tlio signal service on the coast. On motion of Mr. Clark a loiter was or dered prepared and sent to the congress men anil senators from this slate to blip- port Ihe needed appropriation. President Max .Meyer then submitted his report of the work accomplished by Iho board during the year , as follows : OMAHA. Neb. , Jan. 11 , 18SO. Gentlemen of llio Board of Trade As n merchant engaged in active business 1 have not Iho time to devote to any retro spective review of the history , objects , and aims of this body. Sullice il to say thai we are in the tenth year of this or ganization. The board of trade was be gun in 1877 and roorganixed under Iho general corporation laws of Nebraska January 1 , IfB. ) . It is now composed of members constituting within themselves the most eneriretic , enterprising and in dustrious eitixens of Omaha. Since yon have honored mo with Iho presidency of HHH body , marked progress has been made towards the consummation of ono of the principal aims of the reorganiza tion of the Iward. Jn the face of many obstacles , which were thought by some to be Insurmountable , we have purchased the lot , corner Sixteenth anil Farnam hlreets , selected by your body as the silo most desirable for a chamber of com merce. Thin lot is cnliiclypaid for out of llio funds derived from membership fees , which in the aggregate exceed $3,000 over the co.st of the lot. The wis dom and foresight of your board of di rectors in making this investment is now apparent , the lot having more than doubled in value. The task now left for the board is to carry out the design of the purchasers and have the board of trade building erected without any nceedless delay. After advertising for competitive plans , tlio directors have adopted the plans of Messrs. Mendelssohn & Fisher , which were deemed the most desirable in view of the amount to bo o.x- pomled. AVith these plans as a basis bids were } nvitcd for the construction of the build ing , and tlio board has made contracts with Messrs. Whitnoll Bros. & Salisbury tor the completion of Ihe building. It now remains with Iho members of the board to assist the directors in carrying out this work. The gratifying increase of llio com merce of Omaha and rapid growth in population which has taken place has made a corresponding increase in the number ol our jobbing houses and man ufacturers , who will doubtless become valuable members of our body as soon as ' the importance of our board'is brought to their notice. It seems to mo very timely to recom mend to each member lo exert his inlln- once to induce every jobber anil manu facturer to acquire membership in the board. ( Juke apnrl from Hie immediate busi ness on hand , vix. , Hie raising of funds for Ihe completion of the cham ber of commerce , we must not lose sight of the important enterprises neces sary to make Omaha a great commercial center , in which the inlluonco of this board Is demanded. Omaha is still without a market house , where Iho purchaser ami consumer can meet to exchange their wares and pro ducts , and where working people can buy thu necessaries of life at firsthand While the eily may be congratulalcd upon ihu near completion of Iho exposi tion building , which was erected by n few Omaha business men withonl con tribution or subsidy , the success of the next exposition will depend largely upon the porconul oll'orts of our merchants and manufacturers in making complete and creditable exhibits. Wo have cnoii"i ] iminufaotnrtirs hero already to make an interesting exhibit if the owners can be induced to participate. So far tlio city council has failed to taku action upon the recommendation of this board to onaut a building ordinance , and create a building inspector. This olliccr will bo necessary to enable the board practically to collect statistics of the growth of Omaha as is contemplated. Through the efforts of Hon. Clius. F. Mamlereon the city of Omaha will soon bo made n port of entry by an act of con gress whloli has already passed the United States Honato. This will prove of material advantage , not only to this city but to the whole region west of the Mis souri , The proposed improvement of the Mis- Bonn river , if properly continued , to gether with local expenditures for pro tecting the river banks , will nUo greatly bonoiil this city. The necessity of a direct line of railroad from Omaha up the Klkhorn vr.lloy , with branches into the northern part of the Mat. ) , is acknowledged on all Lands. Such it road controlled by homo capital would reecivo material aid in this city and along the route , It Is to bo hoped our capitalists will organixo and undertake tills enterprise in time for be ginning active operations in the spring. With all her trade Omaha can never bo ft great city without manufacturers. Wo liixvo ft I ready demonstrated our nullity to manufacture various articles , as the duelling works ( the largest in the world ) , mill works , white load works , linseed oil mills , shot tower , lead pipy works , Mife , pottery unit jewelry manufactories , dis tilleries , breweries , cigar , mallress and overall manufactories , and a number of other manufacturing enterprises , are all in a prosperous and flourishing condi tion , and with proper encouragement wo can boconui onu of the hugest industrial centers of the west , Thu bcof uml pork packing indus tries , in connection with our stock yards have during thu patt year assumed . Jucveajed _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . _ _ proportion _ _ . ! * . * / , ! . am t ! * will f before f y years make this the chief mart meat and cuttle in the wcU. Our bank ; , which arc the main artery of traffic , have attracted attention b , tlioir largo clearing * all over the union They indicate n very healthy state o finance * . The eonlidenco which prevails al branches of bu.sine.-.s , and notably in th real ( . ' .state market , gives assurance lha Omaha is on the high road lo prosperity anil de.stlncd to surpass the prediction of the most sanguine. In conclusion , 1 cannot omit my grate fill acknowledgment of the efficient a < sistaiiec rendered by my colleagues in th directory , and for the uniform courtf * , always extended to me by the member of llic board. Respectfully submitted , MAX Mr.vr.it. Treasurer J. \Vakolield was absent but his annual report was submitted b , the president. Il showed a balance 01 haml of S'J.Wl.fi ! ) , and the whole amoun was ordered transferred from the iron eral fund lo the real estate fund. 'Th following is the recapitulation of th report : nr.cr.ii'TA Heal estate fund . Sin.OOo.O General fund . 'J,071.i ( Total . S1SOW.G nxi'iixntrrnr.s. Heal estate , loti.nd building plans. . ? in , : > 00.o .Salary . C0 , ) . ( Kxi > euo . Kent . 2.VJ.O Orntle daiiinsc.s . MXi.o Taxes . M.r. Total . SIWOr.0 Balance on hand . S : . ' , xs. < ) .5 Col. C. S. Chase , as chairman of tin committee to attend the Missouri Hive Improvement association , made a roper detailing Hie work accomplished al tin meeting held al Kansas City , and oil ! chilly announcing that llio next meeting will bo held in Omaha in September Col. Chase was also appointed to rcpro sent the board al Washington at tin meeting of the Waterways convention which meets on the Kith of this month. Mr. ' Walker , who is endeavoring l ( form u company to purchase the nai works ami begin the manufacture of stee nails , made a statement to the board o what he wished to accomplish and tin interest which should be taken to retail the nail works in Omaha. The board on motion , will meet again no.xt Monday to assist in organizing a new company t ( operate llio nail works. The mectin < then adjourned. TJII3 BAIilj KOIjT.H. Tlic First Stons Taken Townnl tlic Cliai-lty Hall. Quito a number of prominent gentle men met at the Millard last night , widi awake lo Iho needs of Iho poof of Omaln and how much they would bo helped ly Ihc proceeds arising from a charily ball They first proceeded to organize by mnk nig lion. A. U.Vyman chairman prt tein and Clement Chase secretary pi tern. After brief discusMon ( lie following - ing executive committee was selected : lion. Jame.s K. Boyd , Herman Konntzc , Ksq. , Maj. J. W. Paddock. Frank Mur phy , Ksq. , ( Jen. John H. Hawkins , U. S A. , Cttiy C. Barton , Esq. , lion. E. S , Unndy. The" following gentlemen were elected lo be the general managers of the ball : Mr , Frank Colpet/.er , Mr. A. II. Bishop , Mr John T. Clarke. They will organize as a committee and select such aids as they wish to assist them in the preparations for the great event. These assistants are expected to act as chairmen and members oi Mib-eommittees. The ladies of Omaha are also lo bo asked to take a more active part in the organization of the ball than last year , and there is talk of publishing a list of lady patrons. As U > Hie dale of the ball and the place where it will bo held , nothing has been determined , but as tlio opera house can not be obtained until February t ! , and as it would be very crowded anyway , the meeting decided to recommend to the executive coinmitlee that the proposition made by tlio managers of the new exposi tion building bo accepted -and that the ball bo triven there on Washington's birthday , Wednesday the 22d of February. As this will postpone the all'air until the income to bo derived from it will be of late assistance to the poor for whom in tended , it is proposed that the tickets be sold and the subscriptions raised at once , llio proceeds turned over to the Ladies' Christian Aid association immediately , and the ball held in February as planned. This admirable suggestion was made by Mr. II. T. Clarke , seconded by Colonel ICthly. It looks now as if everything would go forward with vim and enthusiasm. Hrevitles. The bank clearings yesterday were Mr. Hugh McCaffrey is open to con gratulations on the arrival of a young laughter at his house. Mother ana child loing well. The "Cafe" le.-taurant ? , 113 S. 10th st. liu.shman block , has been purchased by Mrs. M. II. Wrightor , where him will do jverything to make it tlic popular eating [ ) lacc of the city. The street car drivers on the Eighteenth street line are thankful lo Mrs. Miles U. lloncj ; for furnishing them hot eolfce on .ho "cold Friday" of last week. The linc.st assortment of single antl lonblo cutters to bo found anywhere- ilie city is on exhibition at the liningeri\i ! , \ Metcalf Co. repository , corner of Sixth : md Paciiio streets. If yon went a good single or double cuter : or at a moderate price , you had bolter l > ay a visit to th hiningor & Motcalf Co. epoMtory , corner of hi.xth and Pacific < t roots. There you will find the largest mil befit selected assortment of .sleighs if all kinds to bo Keen anywhere in the itato. Marshal Cnmmiiigs has received a let- or from an acquaintance of the Miieido , "rank V. Adams , in Now York city irobably one of his victims mak- ng inquiry about the policy of p 10,000 on Adams' life. The writer iliiims that Adams promised to mil ; is him the beneficiary of this in- iuranco. From all devclomnents so far I would appear that Adams did not have is ! lite insured at all. Complimentary to Mr , filiolby. A complimentary banquet will bo ten- lercd Mr. P. P. Shelby this even- ng al Hie Omaha club by llio merchants md jobbers of this city previous lo his leparluro for Salt l.ako City to assume ho duties of assistant general tralllo nanagor of the Union Paeilic. The ro- ictt , Louis liradford and 'arrolto. Assaulted u Woman. Jerry Kornan , a well-known tough , Yas arrested Saturday for brutally as- laulting a prostitute named Annie Roth , iviug on Capitol avenue. In his compa- ly al the time wore Dick Todduml Larrv Jasoy who wore also nrreslod. Kornan osiatcd the officer and received a club- jiiig which caused the od to How freo- y from Ins head , jUpon trial yesterday iCernan was sentenced to twcntv days on broad and ivater in the county jail. Todil and Casey ivoro discharged , as they had nothing to lo witli the assault. * 1)111) . FISHKU-Frc'd Fisher , son of August Fisher aged t > years ami 10 month. Funeral Wednesday at 3 p. m. from Ulewe's luUiiK loouu. FiUuds aiviiivitcd. ST. iIOSt-.IMI'S UOSPITAn. What the InMlttitloii linn Aeconi lill.ohcd During the Ycnr. The annual report of the work nccoiu plishcd by St. Joseph's hospital and thos < who have aided its elVorts has been suinit ted by the lady superior. Sister Alphonsa as follows : "At the close of the fifth year of St. Jo seph's hospital 1 beg to gratefully tlianl the patrons of this Institution for tin means which their liberality has placed in our hands and which has enabled us tc achieve the results which are respectfullj submitted in the following report : Cash contributions : J. A. MeShane , .flO.V. K. Host-wafer , § 100 ; J. A. Creigh- Ion , § ! . . ; K. W. Nash. $ - . . . ; Rev. F. llajcs , Kearney. : iO ; Rev. P..I. Boyle , Fremont , Jj''O ; : i friend. $ ! ( ) ; Mr. Komit..e , ! ? KI ; Fill ler & Co. , 110 ; B. B. Wood , $ - > ; Hr , Miller , § 5 ; C. W. Hamilton. § , - . ( Mr. I'helpMerchants' ! ; Nutionnl bank , ? . " ) , Omaha National bank , $ . " > ; ( ! . C , U'owle , $ , . ; Jlr. Sherman , "i ; .Mrs. Ban- man. § . . ; Fred Gray , ! ? " > ; I'r. Neville , iJ5 Dr. Bryant , % ' > , - J. J. Brown , $ . . ; Nebras ka National bank , $ . * ; Nebraska Fuel company , s5 ; .Mijton Rogers , $ . ; F. J , i'l"V. . Denise , ? ' , ' ; Mrs. S. Tliorne , $ J ; Mr. Shlv- eriek , Si ; E. P. Davis , § 0 ; Mr. Conrad , S1. ; Sullivan Bros , ? . ' ; J. M. Fl.vnn , . ? . ' ; ( " , 11. Coodrich , . * ! ) ; Thompson A : Little , * ? . ' (5. W. Homaii , $2 ; L. O. Jones , § -j ; Che- ny & Olson , ? 3 ; Dr. llolfinan , S'J ; Mr. Fey , $ l.5U ; Pioneers Hunting club ol U. P. Co. employ , $ l.i > i ) ; Joseph Creighton , il.'iO ; Mr. Hover ' , $1 ; Max Meyer , sl ; Mrs. Foley , $1 ; MJ s Arnold , $1 ; Omaha Carpet Co. , ? ; Joseph Mar- her , * 1 ; 15. Monroe , $1 ; 11. llnllcgan , Sli Mr. Wiemers , ! ? 1 : A. Friend , $1 ; Mrs. M , D. Carroll , $1 ; Mrs. Simpson , $1 ; Mrs. Mrucker , sfl ; Mrs. 1. Smith , $1 ; J. D , Creighton , * 1 ; Mrs. 1. P. Hawkins , § 1 ; Mrs. F. A. McShanc , § 1 ; United Stales National Hank , § 1 ; Hunk of Omaha , $1 Mr. Kearney , $1 ; Mr. Me(5avoek ( , § 1 ; Mr. H. Kren/.cr , $1 ; U. Tower , $1 ; Dr. 1. K. Summers , ! ? ' . ' ; .1 , P. Hawkins , $2 ; Mr. Claildish , * 1H. ; A. Kosler , § 1 ; C. D. Dormaii , Ij.fas. Walsh , 'fl ; Dr. Jones , $1 ; William Arnold , $1 ; Mr. McCord , $1 : ( \ S. lliggins. $1 ; Robert Taylor , $1 ; Mr. Nelson , $1 ; Patrick Ford , $1 ; Thomas O'Connell , § 1 ; (5. W. Duncan , § 1 ; Daniel McCoy , ! ? ! , ! > Kitchen , itM. : Sirang , ? ! , W. Wallace , ? 11I. ; L'liompson , ift ; James Creighton , SI ; Mr. Clarke , § 1 ; J. Mo- . , - scliKc , > ? 1 ; J. Walsh , $ Icash ; , $15 Other contributions : Mrs. Alice Me- Shane , provisions ; Mrs. J. H. Fnray , pro visions ; Mrs. P. 11. Carey , groceries ; Mrs. P. ( Jarvey , milk ; John Toner , one load of hay ; Peycko liros. . game ; J. A. Creighton , a cow ; Mr. Hurley , groceries ; Mr.Veimers \ , poultry ; Hra'ncn & Co. , fruit ; August licnxon , coal ; Woideman ifc Co. , groceries ; Her vt Co. , two gallons alcohol ; J. JO. lioytl , meat and milk ; Wilson & Larson , groceries ; Clarke it Co. , tea ; Cheney & Co. , drugs ; Consol idated Tank Co. , oil ; Mrs. Quinn , cloth ing ; Mr. McHugn , groceries ; Owen Slavon , groceries ; iMcShano & Sohrodiir , thirty pounds of butter anil one ca.so of eggs ; Harris & Fisher , J. J. Skew , Win. Shultz , J. II. Htibcs , II. Coombe , Fred lleeksloin. W. Ausfc , meat every week ; August UhlolV's Spirits ; Messrs. Krug , Klirz & Her , beer every week ; Met/ , beer ; Pomoy S : Segclko , mineral water ; jklv li. Ayrcs , Dr. Denise , Dr. tialbraith , Dr. O Jlolfnian , Dr. S. D. Mercer , Dr. Dysart and Dr. Bryant. TillTATIKNTS. ; . Patients in hospital Jan. 1 , 183. " ) , .r > l. Patients received during the year , 534. Total , ( KW. Male , 50 ! ! ; female , 105. Single , -HI ) ; married , 180. liomaii Catholic , 27tl ; other denomina tions , 25 ! ) ; Jewish , 8 ; no religion , 02. Occupying rooms , 1)1 ) ; occupying wards , 51-t. Patients paying , 308 ; patients nonpaying ing , ! ! ) ( ) ; patients half paying , 41. According to nationalities Ihcro wore Americans , - ' ! ! ! ; Germans , 12(5 ( ; Irish , 1-1I5 ; Swede , IM ; Danish , 01 ; Bohemian , 12 ; Ca nadian , 13 ; Italian , 10 ; Russian , ! ) ; Polish , U ; Swiss , 7 ; Holland , 5 ; French , 3 ; Chi nese , 1. Forly-lhrco deaths occurred during the year ending Doc. 31 , 1885 , SISTKK Ai.i'iio.NSA , Superioress. ST. JosKi'ii's lIosrrrAL , OMAHA , Jan. 3 , 1880. Army Orders. A general court-martial has been ap pointed to meet at Fort Fred. Stcelo , Wyo , , on Thursday , Jan. 14 , for llio trial of such persons as may bo properly brought before it. Tlio detail for the court is as follows : Lieutenant Colonel Chipman , Captains Downey and Weiscl , First Lieutenants Rliccm and Wittich , Second Lieutenants Honrn , Palmer , and Slyer , First Lioulonant Bailey , Twenty-first Infantry , judge advocate. Private Jolwi 11. Turnoy , Seventh Cav alry , who deserted the service of tlio United States at Fort Meade , Dakota , May 20 , 1885 , and surrendered himself October 21 , 1885 ; at Fort Robinson , Neb , , where he is now confined , has been ordered released from confinement and restored to duty without trial , on condi tion thathe , make good the time lost by desertion'anil that ho forfeit nil pay and allowances duo him up to the data of his surrender. The commanding officers of the posts at which they are seoving liavo ueun ordered to require troops C and 1 , Ninth Cavalry , to bo properly exorcised and instructed in position , aiming and point ing drills , and gallery practice. Such ox- urciso and instructions will require at least three days in each week until the commencement of out-door practleo on tlio range. In carrying out this order particular attention will bo tlovotod to the Instruction of men of the third class. Oyi > slcH In Omaha. There is a band of several hundred gyp * sies encamped in the southeastern part af the city , on Popploton nvonuo near the government corral. They have been hero several days , having evidently pre pared to stay in Omaha until the present cold snap is over. A oitizen Jiving m that locality came down to police head quarters yesterday and complained that these gypsies wore in the habit of leaving their liorscs standing out all night un protected from the cold. Ho thought the mailer ought lo bo looked up by the "So ciety for Iho prevention of cruelty to animals , " if there is a branch of that or ganization in this city , The police will ilrop a gentle warning into the cars of the gypsies , about the matter. Police Court Docket. Judge Stenberg disposed of the follow ing cases in the police court yesterday morning ; Jerry Kcrnan , assault and battery , twenty days on bread and water ; Diok Todd and Larry Casey , alleged accom plices , released. E. II. McNcill , drunk and disorderly , $5 and costs. Pat Kearney ami Martin Kelley , druuk. disorderly , discharged. CIuLIZING THE The W , 0. T , U , Ohinoso Snmlny Schoo nnd its Pupils- The. Majority of Omaha Coolies Devoted voted to I'.ditcntlou A Visit to the School. His safe to say thai the majority of Hit local public are totally unaware of the fact I hat eighteen of the twenty odd Chi namen in the eily are actively Intere tetl in their .souls' salvation according ti Christian scriptures. The people win see the Mongolians only at those inter vals iiM.hieh "washce" transactions art made , and m passing on t he street , liltlt . tispecl how the saU'ron-huctl sons of tin Orient beirnilo their leisure time. It is generally supposed that when the China man is not invoking the nightmares ol the drugged pipe , ho is gambling will his fellow countrymen or engaged in darl devotions to his pagan idols. It is also r matter of extensive supposition thai tin coolie is a thick-headed , avaricious , non- progressive individual who lives and labors - bors wilh an eye .single to accumulating a few American dollar. , which will nniki him a millionaire pr.ncu on his return tt China. On these points exist great pop ular errors. Whoever heard before that there is : i Chinese Sunday school in this eily. Well , there is antl every Sabbath afternoon be tween three ami four o'clock the school holds .session. In point of numbers , reg ularity of attendance , attention lo studies and liberality to the "missionary box- , " the class is Ihe banner bearer of tlio city. About three mouths ago the ladies ol the W. C. T. U. determined to organixt ; such a class anil straightway matured their plans ami began soliciting for scholars. A few were obtained tit. . the .start ami since that day the number has steadily increased until" the mcinbcr.shin numbers eighteen , a largo majority of all the Chinamen in the city. Scliool is held in iho building which , formerly the Buck ing varieties , Is now Iho W. C. T. U. hall. A reporter visited the school Sunday anil was.struck most forcibly by every detail of the situation. Mrs. A. P. Wood the superintendentis an active , onergetio worker in all Christian enterprises and , from years of experience with Chinese missionary work on the coast , is admir ably tiiialilicd for this position. The corps ol teachers include the following ladies , the large number being necessi tated from the fact that the Chinamen require individual supervision in their instructions : Mrs. Mary Gratton , Mrs. Olive Lecder , Mrs. C'harlton Edholin , Miss Annie El liott , Mrs. M. A. Elliott , Miss Bessie How ies , Mits Annie Morroll , Mrs. G. W. Cl-irk. Shortly before n o'clock ' the scholars began to arrive. Each beamed witli smiles , and cordially insisted upon shak ing hands with everybody pre.-ont. Despilo the cold da.y the attendance was nearly complete. Exercises opened with song , the class lending its voice with out any hesitancy. One may bo forgiven for an undevoul smile and the remark thai never before was "Come to Jesus" sung in such fashion. The Chinaman's conception of civilized harmonics is something short of accurate , but ho is not bashful , antl shouts throiurh the words wilh rising ami falling inflections which keep a sort of lime to iho measure. The roll was called , and hero it is for the reader's pronunciation : San Goon , Sing-Lee , Vet Sing , Jo Ulieo , Hong Gin , Ah Sing , Ben lior.g , Ah Sam , Tain Lot , Los Gin , Leo Quo , Charlie Wong , Leo Gow , Sang Fong , Little Jim , Tong Yung , Charlie Hands , Lam Ling , Ling Piing The lessons then began. The ladies have secured a lext book in Hie rudi ments of the English language , which lias translative Chinese characters opposite words anil Idlers , and is published by Hie American Tract society. Its instructions are in -at.ru measure independent of religious topics and is chiolly a practical course in English for Chinese study. The pupils all evidenced the grcate.it anxiety to Kot the mo.it out of the hour of school and followed the instructions ot their teachers with close attention , making heroic ellorts to repeat tlio exercises given for conversational practice. The teach ers are patient anil devoted to their labor. Experience of several weeks has accus tomed them to their pupils , anil oven Iho young lady leachers ( pretty , too , they are ) conduct their class without constraint. The school was established in Septem ber last at the .solicitation of San Goon , Iholirston Iho roll , who has quite an l.nglish education and has been m CuH- forniti schools. Ho is an enthusiast in the matter and is a great help to the teachers in the instruction of such of Iho Chinamen who cannot speak English nor read their own language. Ono of [ ho lir.it things in a religious way which is .sought to impress upon the punibiis the evils of the opium habit aim il is [ icrhups no violation ot the hust scriptural L-onimantl that good ladies make the l.iblo contain a solemn and awful edict igainst the pipe. However , they linil rory tractable subjects on this poinl as .hose of the Chinamen who do not use , ho drug regard it with dread and .vield . all their influence to keep it from .heir compatriots. The greatest obstacle n the way of chririlianixini : the heathen ' eholars is to conquer tlioir grounded ailli. There is one of them who has out IV his queue and attends prayerniecting , .vhero . no rises among the converts , For lis temerity , however , ho is regarded .vitli . mild suspicion by his f clews ows , although no decree of osfra- iism is out against him. The oinninder , however , still cling to the Hitivo dogmas ami believe in the gospels ) f Confucius. They will not admit it , md when the ladies sail upon them deny hat their "josses" on the shelves and vails are idols , statinc ; that they are nonningloss images. There is u day joining m Iho next few weeks when their .osition in the matter of faith will > ass a crucial lest. On the Isl of Fob- miry the Chinese now year begins md the day is eolebmtcd with great pa- ; an solemnity , for between sunrise and nghtfall must thu fortunes of thy year bo loalcd for good orjlmil. The gods are usually propitiated with prayer and fusi ng ami bold is Iho Chinaman who will jravo a refusal to solcumixo the day with icatheu rile. . A largo sixcd suspicion must enter the nind of the worldly.man who sees llio chool Hint there are i.ractical consiilora- ions which chiolly prompt the China- nan to take advantage of Is instructions , Affording as it does an .pportunity to learn Iho knglUh tongue , ho coolie sees largely in it a chance for irolit. However , conversions frequently ollow the practical teachings , and in-so- nnch is the institution of great benefit , > oth to tlio Chinamen anil the community > f whites among whom they Jive , The adics are doing a great work , and should cccivo the applause and assistance , when hey need it , of the people of Omaha. It s also a source ot cougratulalion that ho few Chinamen who are harbored hero ire ot a class devoted to progres.il vo ideas ather than prostituted to Iho terrible ices which find such hfdcous forms when idoptcd among their race. Found In theSnow. Geo. Soil , a farmer living near Irving- on , coming into town yesterday found ill thu enow across the railroad track. Ho stopped his wngc and took the unfortunate aboard , carr , ing him Into town. The poor fellow w : found to be badly frozen. Ho was take to St. .Irm'pirs hospital. HU name Thomas Rogt-rs , but nothing further known about him. He would undoubted ! have perished but for Soli's timely tli covcry. "TillCANTK13NV ! A Xcw Institution at l-'ort Itusscll t Military Crank. ( Jen. Howard received yesterday communication fromCol. Ma-son Fort Rm scl , concerning ihe "Canteen , " a no\ \ lunchroom and reading room winch Ini ju t been opened at that post for the bet elit of the soldiers. This place is to fin nisli some sort of amusement and divot sion , as well as to give the * oldlers tin i > i portunity to procure a lunch at the low est prices. The institution is lo b supported by tlio soldiers ihcm clrc. < > , fo tlioir own exclusive benefl. It is believe in this way that llio soldiers will be ko ] oiu many of the temptation * which the are liable lo encounter in going to low "for fun. " The building to be used is Hi old one occupied by the post trader. A sorry looking German crank givlii ] the name of Hasehu walked into Gen Howard's office this afternoon and sail he had tin explanation to make. "All right , ' ' 1 will listen , " replied Gen Howard , llaschu then went on to tell story of how ho had been twenly-twi years in Hie American army , latterly a dilVereiit western posts. A few year ago ho was stationed at Benieia ( Cul , as watchman at the arsenal , and whil ho was in that position the powdo house was blown up. He was discharged he said , for criminal carelessness , thougl he had nothing to do with the accident Since that lime ho had been th victim of the taunts of hi neighbors and friends who were con tinnally charging him witli bavinf blown ii ] ) the powder house. " 1 want U make an explanation lo you , general , si that you will know 1 am not guilty , " tin poor fellow said in broken English , Gen Howard said that he was perlcelly satis lied wilh the explanation , and told tin old fellow ho could go. HtiM'hu was nose so easily disposed olhowever , and roftisot to leave the room. Ho was linally let away by Gen. Howard's attendants Ilasliu came all Iho way to Omaha fron the far west , to see Gen. Howard , ant has been on his journey some six or sevei months , stealing or begging his wai from station to station. As lie left tlu headquarters building lie appeared to b < in a very happy and contented frame o mind. TH 13V DON'T MICK OMAHA. Why this City Is So Free IVoni TrnintF at Present. There has not been a winter for manj years before when Omaha was as froi from tramps and beggars as sit present Scarcely one is to be seen in the city Last year , for instance , during the ex treme coltl weather there wore from thir- jy-liyo to .seventy men applying lor lodg ing in the jail every night. I\owsuchi tiling is entirely unknown. It is quilo evident that the eflorts of thu police to rid Omaha of this class of char acters have boon rewarded with success. For the past two or three months iho va grants and suspicious characters have been run down and carried oll'lo the jail as fast as they put in an appearance. They were sentenced to long bread and water terms in the county jail or ordered to leave the city , and thus their numbers have been kept down to the smallest lim it. There is a sort of fraternal feeling existing between the members of the an cient order of tramps , and those who have been driven out of this city have not been slow lo communicate the news to their fellow travelers that , Oma ha is a bad town for vagrants and that the regulation diet here is bread and water. Tramps have actually been arrested hero who said that tliov had learned when as far away as San Fran cisco or Now York , that the Omaha po lice were relentless in their treatment of vagrants. So that if a tramp is once ar rested and punished here he loaves town as soon as possible and warns his breth ren on the road to Oeware of Omaha. Another scheme of .Judge Stonberg has been to send the vagrants brought before him out to work on tlio B. it M. exten sions in the west Some four or live hun dred men have been taken out in this way. Some of them , to be sure , refused lo work after they arrived at their destin- ition , thus scoring a point on the railroad ompaiiy which had transported them for nothing. Most of them , however.sot- lied steadily down to work. Jmliro Stenberg says that ono reason why llio tramps are .so scarce in this wc.it- irn counlry is that work is far more plen ty than it was last year or for years be fore. Railroad bin tiling is having a boom just at present , and in this line especially .miployment can bo afforded to every iiian who honestly wan Us to work for his living. ClinngCN AinoiiKtho Firehoys. Chief Butler and Assistant Chief Gal- igan , of llio fire department'made some mportant "official changes" yesterday imong the boys. Charles Salter , hitherto captain of the L'hrccH , has been appointed assislant jhief. Lon Oassaday has been appointed cap- lain of the Ones , Theodora Grebe of the IVos. William Webb of the Threes , Lon iVilliams of the Fours , and Geo. A. Coul- or of the Fives. John Barnes will step nto tlio position of captain of llio hook md ladder corps. The steamer and hose cart was moved e.stordny to the new house of llio Fives , in Phil bheridan street. The now No. a louse , on Saunders and ( 'inning M reels , s nearly completed and ready for occu- > aiioy. CONFUSION IN omwair. L Small Klro at KOIIIU/.O'H Memorial GuiiKCH a Klninpoilo. About 11 : 'oO o'clock Sunday morning vhllo. services wore in progress at Count/.d'.s Memorial Lutheran church , llxleenlh and Hartley streets , smoke sud- lenly issu cd from the floor near the mil- tit , InMantiy Ihoro was a commotion , omobody cried "lire , " and Iho whole longregntlon , despite the efforts of the mstor to detain them , rushed for the loors. Forti minute tlio wildest confus- Dii prevailed , the tire alarm in No. a on line house across the street was sounded , , nd the lircmon rushed to the scene. By his time the church was cleared of its iccupunts anil the congregation waited hlveringly around for the flames to up- tear. The firemen entered the building nit before they reached the basement tho1 ire had been extinguished by a few buck- Is of water skillfully thrown by tlio jun ior. There had boon no Humes , in fact , ho fiinoko being caused by smouldering rood which had ighited Irom the hot-air luo loading from the furnace. Jho woodwork around the aperture through vliich the pipe passed was covered wilh in , and the destruction of tlio covering , nd the removal of the blackened wood via all the dam ago caused. The ser- ices of the morning were not , however , lontinucd , but the church was opened md there was preaching by the pastor , lev. J. S. Dotwcilor , in the evening , 'ortunntely no ono was hurt by the slam- - , although a number of people "lo.it Ie-do heads" and made lively work in caving the edifice. Shannon Letter Bill Filn.Filing CabinoUt md Canes. Schlicht'n .Standard Indexes. ! 1U 12tli trett ) , opposite Neb. Nut'i Uivuk. A ROW ON THE FROZEN 1UVEI The Ice Puckers' ' Union Trios to lorco Strike Among tbo Harvesters- WHAT THE ICE MEN ARE DOING Tnck ilnuotiq , l-lsij. Ice Packing 1 Otnnlin The School PniiUs llnllwny .MlslmiiB A Sunday Klrc. Ice-Men HtrlUe. Yesterday morning found the river frt /.en to the depth of eighteen inches or tw feet , the ice-men set to woik to gather i their annual harvest. Hardly tnul th work commenced however , before a gan of the Ice Packers' union hove into -sigh and precipitated hostilities. Quito a dii turbanee ensued , to undei stand which will be necessary to recount a bit of hii lory. Some ten days ago , a lot of Ice-packet who were dissatisfied with the prospoc live wages of the ice season , met in a 1m' on South Thirteenth street and organ zed "Ice Union " the an Packers , objec of the organization being to seeur high wages for the sea < on of 183(1. ( The , have .since been holding meetings , prt paring to demand sati.sfuulory wage.- Vesterday they held a meeting in Hi Commercial hotel on South Mimli slreel at which about 100 men attended. H wa decided yesterday the gang .should g < to the various employers and deniani $1.75 a day at least. AccordinglyyoMorda ; morning a gang of the union men , iitim boring about 100 , started t < the river to enforce their demands They lir.sl went to the spo where the men of George Sontlher wort engaged in culling ice , and compellei them lo drop their tools and leave work because they were working for wage ; lower than the union scale. The gam Ihen swept northward up the river , null they came to Guy ite Fitch's , where the ; wont through a similar procedure. Thei succeeded in inducing tlio men at woi'K- both ice hands and teamsters to tjui work. The men working for Guy iN ' Fitch were gelling § 1.40 per 'day and struck tor § 1.75. On Be'n /.on & Bro.'s territory : i mon lively scone occurred. The mon then were getting what appeared to them Ube bo satisfactory wages , and they deelinei to put down their tools to suit tlio caprlei of the strikers. The mob of union mei then rushed upon the men at work tipor the ice and proceeded to wrest their tool.- from them. A hot struggle ensued ant the ice swayed and cracked ominouslj under the weight of tin1 lighting masses of men. Mr. August Ueu/.on , who hap pened to arrive just at this moment , ruslied out and told the mon Unit the ici woulil noon give away and precipi tate them all into this river , This warning was beetled , and hostilities ceased. ! No body was injured though one or two men wore pretty severely bat tered about the head. Mr. Sonttlier whn had attempted to force the union men , and opposed them in their demands was seixed upon by them antl would have been soused in the river but. lor his timely escape. The union men claim that ho struck one of their number with a "pike- polo , " and they declare that llie.y pro- post ! to duck him in the river on tlic lirsl opportunity that presented il-olf. J-roiii Be'nxon's the crowd went up the river where they succeeded in inducing many of the icemen and teamsters to join the strike. INO serious disturbances oc curred. While the men were .struggling on the ice , bomeono telephoned lo headquarters for police assistance. Three olllcers were dispatched to the river bottoms , but by the time they arrived at the scene of Iho disturbance , the trouble was over. Mr. Ben/.on , in .speaking of the nialtcM- to a reporter said that most of his men were fretting the nriee demanded by tbo union , $1.715 per day. Ho said that the others were paid less simply because they could nol earn that amount. JACK .IAC01JS , KSQ. Omaha looses Another Valuable Citi zen Ills Career. Ills the painful duty of the local press , for the second time within u year , to chronicle Hie performances of a "mem ber of the profession. " The present sub ject dillers somewhat in char- netor from his ; .precueossor , cyet his career is the same feverish , fantastic nightmare. JOB Hammill antl Jack Ju- jobs have made tlioir records and long will their names and deeds bo cherished in local memories. Jack's gone. Jaeobs will _ no more feast , the crowd with his hair-brained unties. J. M. Jacobs lias " .skipped , " which .signifies that there are those who regret it Ho left on the glad Js'cw Year , which , perhaps , was brighter for the fact. He promised to return , but yesterday ho wrote to Iho proprietors of the Hcruld , with whom ho was formerly employed , that he had changed his mind , and that Ids future residence , temporarily , at least , would bo in the "Garden City. " lack wrote that letter in the same bland ; tyle thai marked him when ho wanted the loan of a dollar from a friend. Tnero ivati no emiivocation , no apology , but ho ivciit straight to the subject in n businesslike - like way. Ho did not intend to return , mil thal's all there was of it. How many : ; iti/.ens of Omaha will regret this fact lack could best tell. Jack was a nueer fellow and Ins tnlven- .urcs would fill n full grown book. Ho ivas born in England about twenty-one ( ears ago. His mother was a JOWOM , and ds father wan connected with the British irmy in some way. .lack was given good idncationul opportunities and probably , t m lied so hard that- - the gold-rimmed ipeclaoles he worn were necessitated. ISul all this has nothing to do wilh his ) oing a crank. Ho wa frcitiently | called i dum-phool , but thai language is too nirsh tor print , Jack one tlino fell head > vor licols in love with a Ninth direct lelle and after sending her twelve page otters daily , busted the all'air by trying 0 oarvo another fellow who went out tiling with her. The boys had lots of 'mi with Jack while ho was involved in his amour bv sending him from pillar to lost with all kinds of Tom Collins shin ier s until his mind grow weak , 'or awhile Jack conducted a > okor joint at nighi * while ho solicited ids duriii" llio days. This lilllo enter- irisc of bis own swamped him after 1 while and in his slrugglo lo keep even 10 negotiated small loans everywhere , itccently , Jack sprung a great t-onsation n Morrison's gambling place. Ho had icon out collecting and hail $17 of the inn's money , when the notion struck iliii to iilav Iho funds against faro. Of ! oin > o lie lost who over heard of him vinnlng anything ? and as the lu t chip vas raked away Irom him , the full enor- nlty of his predicament broke upon tis mind. "My God , I'm ruined , " in shouted , as ho leaped to his feet , "mi- ess somebody hero gives mo back that M7 I'll ulioot myself. " The dealer told lim to go out and gel under the pumii md ho would think bolter of it. Jack vent out and whutlnn1 begot under the iiimp or not , is nomuthing unknown. Lots of other funny lldiig.icnuld bo told iboiit him , but the funniest faul * can bo earned of his creditors. A Small IUit/.o. Jler's distillery appears to 1m very un- 'ortunatu ' in the matter of riiH'c-ring from Iro. Ve.sterday morning , about ; J o'clock , m alarm turned ou from bo * 10 , bi.sth j and Pacific streets , called the lire depart ment to the distillery , to extinguish a small blaze in ono of the catllo sheds. The flames were speedily extinguished , the resulting In" being trilling. The lire caught from an old stove in the shanty in which the caltlo feeder * were accus tomed to spend their night.- ! . Till : C'llYSTAii UAKVHST. Preparations for Gathering the Ice Crop. The ice harvest has begun in good earnest. Indications are al present that it will bo a short and'lively ono. But lit tle ice has been harvested as yet , and mo t of the dealers propose to work night and day to lay in n good supply. Tl.o linns already on hand are Hammond mend & Co. , ( Jiiy & Fitch , Benson & Co. , George Soutther , Beec-her & Co. . Kimbnll & Hungale , Newell iV Kennedy , besides .several smaller firms. The ice lioiises are stationed up and down the "Big Muddy" ' for a distance of several miles , and t'lni scenes on the river are very lively at pi e.sent. Hammond iV : Co. have put np j\ largo hou e on Cut on" lake , to construct \\hieli l,000,0i'0 ' feet of lumber was used. It is built four thick and Is the largest ieo lioiifO in Omaha. Messrs. Hammond & Co. expect to stow away about ot < ,000 tons of ice during ( he .season. Benson iVBro. . have erected four ieo houses at the foot of Jones street , and are hauling in the ice-blocks by the pulley Hvstem. tlireel into the Morago rooms. They have a capacity now lor about 1 1,000 tons. Kennedy Newell , a new linn just Marled in bii-ines.s , have creeled hoit-Td in Walnut Hill and near the M'tlling basin of the waterworks , from which th y oxpoet to cut their ieo. Their caijaeily is about 10,000 Ions. Kimball A : llungate , the senior mem- her of the firm being the veteran ieo denier , Richard S. Kimball , have put up two new ieo houses on the Bell Line rail way on Fifieeiith street. They will prob ably More away about 10,000 tons of Ice. Experienced ice men antlciimtu that about 100,000 Ions will bo stored away this year , as against 50,000 In 1K > 5. The ( Hllorcnc-t is largely made up by the addition of Hammond's establishment , which , as indicated above , has a capacity of near ID.IWO. tlvons. The unwritten aws among the icemen concerning the harvest are as fixed and unvarying as Iho laws of the Modctt and Persians. U is understood among tiicm thai if a man "stakes oil'a piece of ieo on the river ho is entitled to that territory and no one must molest him. Just : IH soon as llio ice is found thick enough to bear the weight of a man , Ihe ice packer summons his entire force to the river side , and the work of "staking oil' " is com menced. The lightest man in the orowd is generally chosen lo go out on the ieo anil fix the slakes. . metimes iho man is provided with a boat so thai in eato the ice breaks ho will not be in danger of drowning. When iho stakes are driven the mon caii go home and rest until llio ice is suf ficiently thick to boar up men anil teams , for they know their rights are as secure as though they heUf a patent from tlio United btiites , and the amount of ice ter ritory they can thus acquire ; depends wholly upon their own will and pleasure. Sortietinies an enterprising fellow will takr up all the gootl ice and ten times as much as he wants , selling the balance to his le.s.s fortunate rivals. When the work of gathering the crop begins there arc still other iiitorenling features , codes of law. etc. , to bo observ ed , and when hundreds of men a , id teams begin marking , sawing , floating the ice in anil loading the teams or ears , it is a beautiful sight. There arc scores of points , too , to bo observed , such as the drill of the current , the best way to cut to insure a second and third crop , etc. The latter come on the. space of open water left after taking out tin ; first crop , and no honorable man will jump the claim. ] f the ie.o "goes out. " and llio whole river freezes up anew , then the scramble for territory must all be gone through with once more , and for this reason ieo men always pray for a good long season and dread an open winter. We. are pleased to learn that another wholesale Hat and Cap house has been organized in this city , which will bo known as Iho "Shrevc-Jurvis Hat Com pany. " The old firm of Shrove , Jarvis & Co. arc closing out entirely their stock of Men's Furnishing Goods and intend hereafter - after to devote Iheniielves , wilh Hie new linn , exclusively to the' Wholesale Hat and Cap business. They are located at Xo. 1207 Farnam street OKI. . ' THU TISACK. I'wo Cold Wealhcc Aoi.-ldenta With out CiiHiialllcs. A snow plow , pushed by four engines , ofl Fremont yesterday morning on the D. & II. V. branch of Clio Union Pacific , .truck a battered joint near Mead and ) lungcd into the track , derailing the four ocomotives and throwing three of the nigincs pell-mell , bottom side up. The jiiginecrs and liromon wont down with he wreck , jumping light and left , ami .v a miracle were uninjured. Il will re- 1 1 lire several IIOIIIM to clear the track and he raisin" of the bloelcado on that jranch will be proportionately delayed. Wi.'ducnilay night an accident occurred iear Monida on the Utah & Northern ailroad , caused by a broken rail. The ingine , baggage and mail car passed jver Ihe break safely , but Iho sinoKcr , ii'nl-elass coach , and Air. BIlckcnKdcrfcr'ri irivalo car went over a Ion foot embank- nont. Mr. Mint.y , travelling auditor of ho western division ot Iho U. P. . was > adly injured , and a Mr. ColdHtccn , of ) g < len , considerably brusud. Travel vas delayed for six hours. Kdwatd Caspar , an employein J'caho ! ros. ' establishment , Is mi-slug. Il has levolopcd thai ho has inado away with lomo of the linn's money. Caspar WIIK : i luhium of the gambling houses and his m.sslon forgnnihlingcauscd his ruin , Absolutely Pure. Tlil8 powilcr never varies. A marvel of pur y. ati-rav'th tuul uliolc cniiiuicf ! ) . iloro fconoin L'Hltlum Uii-niil'iiiii-v Il ; i.l . , innj o nil not bo Mlu ) u ( fiuiii.t10 | I " -I n't he in lllllo | : nf lot * lull liorl w ; t. 11 u n i'f t'hn ; nt" | fjwJcfi. mil'J ' lily In r-aiis. iMiynl Uulli ; I'owdt-r CouijilDf VallSllTi : ! , N. \ .