Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 24, 1887, Page 2, Image 2
* t- " THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : TUESDAY. MAY 24 1887. > - IRISHMEN BOH VICTORIA 1'he ' Ancient Order of Hibernians Hava a Great Mourning Session. tMAHA'S ) ROAD TO THE NORTH. Iho Board of Education Nebraska's Traveling Men In the Board of Trade City News In General. The Qncon'fl Birthday. One of the most unique and original burlesques over arranged in this or any other city was enacted by the members of the A. O. H. at their hall In Cunning ham block last evening. U was a mock celebration of the anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth. It occurred on the twenty-third al though the queen was born on the twenty-fourth of May , 1310 , aud is consequently quently sixty-eight years old to-day. The reason for anticipating this im portant event , said ono enthusiastic Irishman whoso father and forefather had been great sufferers under the rule of Victoria , was that "it would have been a good thing if the queen of Eng land had died before she was born. " The real cause , however , was that the hall had been engaged by another party for thi.s evening , before the committee on arrangements was aware of last even ing's entertainment being inaugurated. There was a largo crowd present includ ing the most prominent Irish ladies and gentlemen in the city. The hall was neatly decorated , with a largo black flarr , bearing the inscription in "orange" yel low , "All hall to the queen of famines and coercion. " The meeting was called to order by Peter Dowdall , president of tbo A. O. H. , and on motion James Con- nolloy was made chairman of the oven- ing's entertainment. Patrick O'Toolo was chosen marshal and under his direction the society formed in line nnd mysteri ously to the uninitiated in the evening's work proceeded to the street , parading around a block. It was announced that dirges would bo played by the band , but instead most enlivening Irish airs were rendered. This was taken to moan that the Hibernian marching inusio means funeral chants to England. At least so a prominent citizen said. On the return to the hall the invited guests were aston ished to find a costly casket placed in regular funeral order in the Center of the room. In it was nn ofllgy corpse with a mask rep resenting Queen Victoria with R nightcap for a crown. The procession passed nround the casket in the most solemn manner to the dirge music of the band. Inntcad of a birthday celebration with a cradle it was a death solemnity with n' cotlin. Then came the speeches and nnd other exercises of the evening. It was observable that personally tlio queen Was generally commended , but her government - ornment received the hardest knocks ever given at a meeting in this city. She was "called n mere ilguro head and gov ernmental pen , " but happenings during bcr reign , especially duringfammotimes , as Mr. C. M. O'Donavan said , the sultan of Turkey , contributed 10,000 and was forced to take back 0.000 , because Victoria only gave 1,000 for the suffer ing Irish. During the evening "telegrams nnd cablegrams , " all directed to the executive committee of the A. O. H. , were received from the fol lowing persons : Charles Stuart Parnoll , Gladstone , James G. Blaine , Senator In- galls , Grover Cleveland and others , ex press ! ng regret at not being able to at tend the obsequies. Tlio principal spcch ofo the evening Was that of the Hon. John Rush , city treasurer. Lack of space prevents oven n synopsis of ono of the most patriotic speeches over delivered by an Irishman in this city. Ho was followed by Mr. Winnehan who was particularly eloquent devoting his main attention to home rule in Ireland. Mr. C. M. O'Donovan gave a chant in the Irish language and also epoko at length detailing historical facts bout Ireland entirely unknown to the' ccnoral public. County Commifsioncr D'KoetTo who is a veritable thrush Bang several songs as did Messrs. Burke , Phclan and Shiverwhile Josopc O'Connor by earnest request delighted the audi ence with an original Irish jig. The en tertainment was interspersed with splen- did.music by the A. O. H. band n lavish supply of refreshments was served. At I midnight the "black flag" was raised over che hall and the following resolutions adopted : Having assembled to discharge a solemn duty devolving upon us as American citizens Of Irish race aud birth ; and Whereas , The uncalled for coercion meas ures now pending In the parliament of Great Britain are hut a repetition ot past tyrannical legislative measures ; therefore be U Resolved , That we , ns Irish-American cltl- ecus , without personal animosity towards fcer Urlttanlc majesty , deplore the enactment or toleration ot such tyrannical legislation in this aeoof Intelligence ; and belt further Resolved , That a copy of these resolutions fee transmitted to the lit. Honorable William X. Uladfttoue and lion. Charles Htewart Par- Brll , aud copies furnished the press of the f Ity. C. M. O'DONAVAN , RlOllA.Hl > O'KKEFK , PBTEK DOWDATJ. , PATIUCK HA.HUETT , UEHNAKD McOuuiK. It was determined to cremate tlio olligy corpse , because real estate was on such a boom in Omaha the purchase of a lot Could not bo thought of. TUB OMAHA AND YANRTON. Important Sleeting of Omaha and YanfctoB Iluainem Men. - The first meeting of members of the board of trade , business mon of Omaha , aud delecates from Yankton , Wayne , IVisret , West Point aud other places along the proposed route of the Omaha aud Yankton railroad was held in the Board of Trade hall last evening. Ita purposes wore of a preliminary nature , aud the way was well prepared for an enthuelaslio mooting which will be held At the same place this evening. Mr. Max Meyer called the meet- to order at 8:80 : o'clock SB stated the object of thu meeting to bo to hoar from n delegation of gcutlo- men from Yankton and Wayne regardIng - Ing the proposed Omaha and Yankton railroad. Hon. A. B. Slater , of Wayne , said that they bad come to bear aud not to speak. After he had spoken his brief sentiments , lie desired to bear from the gentlemen of Omaha. Ho said that Omaha was reaching - ing out to the west nnd northwest n thousand miles , whllo tlio city was al- miost an entire stranger to a fertile terri tory which lay right at its doors. All that the people of Yankton and Wayne toaired was that Omahn should nmct thorn half way. Ho understood that it would take money to build n railroad , but they were willing to pav their share. Ho was sorry that Major Hanson aud Mr. Young , who represented Chicago capitalists , were not present , but they would be at the meeting to-night. Sixty miles north of Omaha lay H fertile , un broken Held. If a railroad could bo built f rom Omahu through it , in five years It would become eight times as populous as Ilia now. If a road could bo built to compete with the Northwestern road Micro would bo such a Hood of oommorco ' -to Omaha from that country that it 'Would ' give the city nn impetus which Would leave Kansas City behind. The speaker then digressed to state thtrt ho was not nn entire stranger hero , llu bad n friend present who , through v tlio columns of the BKK , had made him well known. He said , "I have done ottilng oncarth ! but what I can face , and * 1 always will. " He then quite sensibly re turned to the topic at hand nnd said : llAU * wo itsk is that wo may bo mot by you half h" W y. " lie continued that there is no yl&ee on tba Missouri river which affords 1 a * oaoap and My A crossing as at Yank- : . . tea. The Mtopl * of Ynnktoa my they w-fe < xhey have the means to do it. The money that should be given as a subsidy would barely pay for the right of way tor the road. It was , in his opinion , a very cheap manner to got an iron link between the fertile country of tlio Missouri and the Jim rivers and Omaha. Dr. George F. Miller said that no bo- lleved ho could say on behalf of the people ple of Omaha that thu gentleman from the north nnd his associates were met with a hearty welcome. The construction of a road north and northwest was a subject of agitation seven years ago. The people of this city were not blind to tlin richness of the country nortli of them. Mr. Gould wanted to construct the road five years atro but ordered it commenced froml'apillion. [ Hero the speaker gave way for the proper reception of about twenty gentle men from Yankton , Wayne and other places , who are hero in the road'c inter est. ] lie , continuing , said that Mr. S. H. 11. Clark opposed commencing the road at I'apilhon , and was successful In delaying work until other events made it undesir able that the project bo carried out. It threatened to cnt Omaha from the rear. Recently the agitation was resumed , and at one time it appeared probable some thing would come of it , but again the project hud lapsed. There is but ono opinion regarding this road to Yankton but ono. The only difllculty seems to bo as to the manner. The speaker related a conversation with the editor of the DEE , in which it had boon agreed that they did not care who thould build the line , and that they would favor the giving of a liberal subsidy. The only condition was that the Northwestern should bo forced to give Yankton , as well as Omaha , equal and decent treatment. The speaker's Idea was that Omaha needs this road so badly that a liberal subsidy should be given for a road on throe con ditions : First , that a part of this road should bo built this year ; second , that it should bo built to Yankton ; thirdly , that tlio company which operated it should bo powerful onongh to go to Mr. Hughitt and force him to make concessions. The reason whv a part of this road should bo built" this .year is that now the country is in such an extraordinarily prosperous condition that raili oads can bo built easily , while in three years from now it will not bo possible , in his opinion , to secure the money. Ho was anxious to sco a very large part of this line built before snow flies. Ho was familiar with tlio ideas of Mr. Gould and Mr. Clark , and ho had be come somewhat discouraged , lie spoke of them because ho understood that all of the gentlemen from the north o.xcqpt Major Hanson , had corresponded with Mr. ( Jlark and were here in the interest of an extension of or connection with the the Missouri Pacific. Ho regarded the road to the north the capstone of the railroad system of the city. He believed that Omaha should get her own. In the north the city's wings were clipped. She ought to rise and claim her rights. The city could vote a million of money and make $10,000,000 by building that road. He wanted the press of the city to not quibble over the manner or moans , but to keep in view the necessity of the road. Ho did not want three points to bn lost sight of , vi/ : That Omaha must have the road ; that it must be built at once ; aud that it must be controlled by a corpora tion strong enougli to force the North western or any other roud which paid tribute to the Vanderbilts to make equal nnd decent terms or do no business. Judge Crawford , of West Point , raado a quiet but very logical and forcible speech. He said that Omaha did not realize her greatness , nor did she realize the future which is bcforo her. She ought to be the trade centre for all Ne braska. She ought not to let a ere at part of her territory pay tribute to and build up Chicago. The Elkhorn Valley wanted direct communication with this city. To obtain it the people of that valley are willing to do nil they can financially. They look to Omaha for the greatest proportion of the assistance tor & rail road. Dr. Miller moved that the president of the board of trade bo authorized to call a meeting for this evening to meet the del egates from the northern part of the state , and Yankton and discuss the project of a railroad to the northwest. Hon. John A. McShane said that this topic had long boon agitated by Omaha business men. He said that two ques tions had arisen : Whether local capital ought to be invested in construction of a railroad to Yaukton nnd the road then left at the mercy of a powerful corpora tion which already acctipied a portion of tlio field ; and whether foreign capital could bo obtained to build n system of railways from Omaha to the north aud the northwest. At the tirst question local capital bad become afraid ; aud ior the latter proposition as yet no large rail road corporation had been found to guarantee the con struction of such a road. At present thcro are surveying parties of a railroad corporation in the northern and northwestern part of the state and the only thing nocessaay is to induce citizens of Council Blurts aud Omuha to abandon a project to build a bridge. It is the differences over the location of that bridge which stands in the way of immediate construction of the road. He believed this railroad cor poration should have an opportunity to decide upon its bridge location and then have a chance at the construction of this contemplated line. Colonel Chase said that until Mr. McSbano had snokon he had the idea thai the city of Omaha was unanimous upon the project of building a road north ward. But now the question arose whether Omaha was to take hold of this aud build this road , or whether a committee mitteo was to bo appointed as has been appointed before , and nothing done. Mr. McShane bad been appointed as a chair man of ono of these committees , but his committee had never reported. Mr. Hitchcock , of the World , nail also been chairman of a committee and worked hard , but his committee did not report. Now it was Omaha's business to take hold of the project and push it through. The motion men prevailed. Mr. Slater suggested that n committee bo appointed to ace Mr. Hanson and the Chicago gentlemen and ascertain what proposition they had to make. Finally a motion to appoint a commit tee of seven from Ornalia and one from each other point represented was adopted , the business of the committee being to confer with all parties and railroad men who may have propositions to make re garding the construction of the road , and to report at the meeting this evening The chair appointed the following committee mittoe from Omaha : C. F. Goodman H. T. Clark. D. C. Patterson. John A. Harbach , G. M. Hitchcock , Adolpli Meyer , B. F. Smith. I- rom other points the following were selected : Wayne Hon. James Britton. Yankton Wm. M. Powers. Bcemer Albert Bcemer. West Point Judge J. C. Crawford and John D. Noligh. Wisner A. R. Graham. Hurtingtou John H. Filton. Blair I ) . H. Clark. St. Ueleua-B. C. Nessar. St. James Samuel Lemon. Mr. Max Mwyer was declared by a rote of the meeting the chairman of this com mittee. but declined. A telegram to Mayor Broatch asking relief for Htiflbrs from a colliery disaster at Mantis , B. C. . W B read. The meeting then adjourned until this THE COMMITTEE MKETlNfl. Immediately nfusr the general meeting adjourned Uio committee selected met and organized by electing G. M. Hitch- cook chairman and D.C. Patterson sec retary. Arrangements for their work were made and the committee then ad- adjourned. FUNDS FOR THE FREEDMEN. The Work Done Yesterday by the Presby terian Assembly , COLORED MEN SPEAK NOBLY. 'our Thousand People Endorse the Work of the Presbyterian Bu reau of Mlsilona to the Frcedtucn. Afternoon. On motion of Dr. Marquis , the sessions of to-morrow and Tuesday morning were xtended to 12:30 : o'clock , to enable two ommlttecs to hold their meetings , com mencing at 10 o'clock , during th o two tours aud a half allowed thorn under the ules. The following telegram was received rom the assembly in St. Louis and read by Clerk Roberts : The general assembly in session at St. ,0111s have received with joy the greetings ot ho general assembly at Oiimhu , and cordially cturti their brottiorljr salutations. For our irethrnn'd and companions' sakas , wo will low say : "Peace be with thee. One Lord , no fnitli , one baptism , one Uoil and Father ot all who Is above all. " All matters relating to the mutual action of he assemblies Imvo been referred to n special oniiulttco , whoso icport has not yet been nade. O. B. MTRKOKAII , Moderator. J. H. WILSON , Stated Clerk. Rev. Marvin II. Vincent , of Now York , gave a succinct account of the origin , iso and present condition of thu consoll- lated mnga/.ino known as the "Church nt Homo and Abroad. " The number of ouies of the lirst number issued was 55- (00. ( Since that time the average clrcu- atlon has been 30,000. The circulation ast April was 27Jt)8 ! ) , of which 1,03'J ' were complementary , leaving a paldaubscrip- ion for . " > ,7rJ. Thu circulation at date is 0,1)30. ) The receipts of the maguilua luce the issue of its lirst number in January wore $379S.o. : ! Dr. Vincent then nstitutcd a comparison between the com bined circulation of the two other maga- Jnos now discontinued and the success vhieli seemed to await the now cousoli- lution , Judge Ewing moved to accept the re- > ort. It was so carried. Dr. Nelson , editor of the magazinewas called. Ho said that he thanked the assembly for the courtesy it had shown lim , acd ho really saw no necessity for lis saying anything , especially after the excellent report made by Dr. Vincent. Ho would avail himself how cver.of the oppor- unity to state tiiut.hu had bean sustained > y the committee with the greatest feei ng of brotherly love and cordiality. Ho could desire nothing more than ho had eceiveil at their hands. The lirst num- ) cr of the magazine had been issued bo- ore the gentleman took charge of it. Since that time lie had endeavored to lisohargo the duties of editor as well as 10 could and as rapidly as ho could learn what was wanted of him by the commit tee. Ho hold in his hand the lirst bound copy of the first volume , which it af forded him the greatest pleasure to present - sent to the moderator , with the hope that .hut gentleman would place it in his li- jrary whore it might long bo found as an evidence of what misjlit be done in the cause of religious publications. Judge Ewing then took the floor nnd offered amendments to the following of- 'cet : That the magazine be numbered monthly , consecutively aud continuously , Beginning witli number seven , the issue ior July ; that the word "monthly" to inserted after the word "published" on the title page ; that the emblem of the cross around which twines 11 mixture be tween a snake and a boa-constrictor bo removed from the first page and another substituted and that the corporate namn ot the association be published with the ollicors aud their addresses on one of the last pages. < The last two of these amendments the committee accepted , but opposed the in sertion of the word "monthly , " as sug gested in the lirst page of the cover , because - cause , they claimed , they had accepted an engraved design for the lirst page of the cover on which the words now on tbo original cover were so symmetrically arranged that to introduce other words would destroy the handsome appearance. It was then moved that the word "Pres byterian" be inserted in ( ho titlo'making it read , "Tho Prosbjtcrian Church , at Home and Abroad. " Gco. W. Bainura , of Indianapolis , said that there was an overture before the committee relating to this subject. Another delegate moved to amend to raako the name "Our Church , " which was followed by others but without re ceiving seconds. A vote was taken on Judge Ewing's amendment relating to inserting the word "monthly" in the tirst page of the cover. The amendment was lost. Mr. Baiuuui moved to lay tuo other amendments on the table. The motion prevailed. Dr. Marquis thought it would bo well to settle these questions at once and thus save time. He read a letter stating , with reference to the fact that missionaries were receiving copies of the magazine gratuitously , that those same mission aries , in many instances , received more money than others who were obliged to pay for the periodical. The suggestion accompanying this was that the maga zine be furnished free to all clergymen receiving less Mian $700 per year. The matter was referred to the com mittoe. Dr. Marquis moved to then take from the table the motion which had lately been placed upon it. Thu motion prevailed. Dr. Hayes said that ho wanted the mo tions divided. They comprised a couple of subjects and ho had a right to ask for the division. The chair hold that thcro was but one subject under consideration. Dr. Patterson , speaking upon the in sertion of the word "Presbyterian" in the title , asked if there wore not other Pres byterian churches in the world , oven in this country ? To have the name cor rectly indicative of this assembly , it should have the full corporate name , as follows : "Presbyterian church in the United States of America , at homo and abroad. " Mr. Stubbs of Indianapolis thought the names suggested , out of place. It ought to bo short and expressive. Ho favored "One Church. " Mr. Sheppard believed that they could not now meddle with the nauio without injuring the magazine. Dr. Henry was not in favor of the change. Ho was pleased with it at liral and was pleased with it now. Ho in stanced a case where theiiamo of a mag azine had been changed and had died as a consequence. It had been something like the 'Christian at Work , " and was cliamjod to read "The Presbyterian at Work. " The name killed it. Editor Nelson said that ho was not re sponsible ior the namo. Perhaps , if ho had had anythiug to do with its selec tion , ho would have chosen another. But he had not had anything to do with his own name. It was his mother who selected that. If he could have done so bo would have given himself his mother's maiden name. Whether ho was n differ ent man because bo had not the name be would not have given himself , ho did not know , Aud yet , ho knew of a few names which he might : give the magazine to which lie Jtuow at least few people would agree. But them , It waa more oaa.r to select a name to which people would abject than it waa to Hud otto with which they wguU fee pleaeed , Mr. .WMTW : tail tkva WM dimtUfac Ion with the name all over the country , and that sooner or Inter it would have to bo changed. The previous Question vraa called for nnd ordered. c' A vote was taken on Inserting the word 'Presbyterian" ' in the title , and the same was lost. The report of the .committee on niatta- ziiio was then adopted. On motion of 'M.r. , Roberts , as the adop- Ion of the report , made the committee ho managers of < thb < affair , it was ordered .hat their future' xpenscs bo paid out of the receipts of the magazine. The committed , on judiciary reported through Dr. Welch' , in the matter of the oxcptiou of J. B. Roberta , that the action of the latter bo sustained. Adopted. The same committee , in the matter of the appeal of Rev. A. R. Day , from the lecisfon of the synod of Iowa , deposing lim from the ministry , reported sustain * ng the decision , and recommending that .ho action bo final. Adopted. The same committee reported in the appeal of Rev. J. H. Baird from the de cision of the synod of Pennsylvania. Ho took exception , during a political can vass , one of the questions of which was a prohibitory amendment to the constitu tion , to the following wordss "Wo en dorse the constitutional amendment aud iray for its submission to tbo people. " These words wore endorsed by the synod. 1'iio committee on judiciary reported that the action was merely Rti expression of opinion and that it was not binding upon either individuals or the church , and hat no further action bo taken on the natter. llov. Mn Baird , who was present , was given ton minutes in which to explain the > bject of his appeal. Wo said that 10 expressed before thorn as the last court of Christ their king. Ho had been warned that ho would get into trouble , oven since ho find come to this city , if ho should press his suit , because it might re sult in the taking of action which might ntorfero with organic action between the old and now churches. The endorsement o which he oxcoptcd had been made in the midst of ono of the most exciting campaigns which ever took place in the state of PonhsyKinia. Ho was covtain that ho could discover four errors in that statement , in contravention of the con stitution , Ho was opposed to that meth od of endorsing tins species of alleged reform which , like the car of Jugger naut , was rolling through the country nnd overwhelming its adherents , a re form which did not point the sinner to Christ , but Instead sot him to voting at the polls. They might do that as indi viduals , standing upon the street corners , but not standing in the church as minis ters of Jesus Christ. The question ho raised was that the church of Jesus Christ had no right to recommend xny action of that Kind to her people. When she did aim stopped outside nor province. She was excluded from mak ing any and all laws -but was not estopped from indicating and upholding those which are tluj laws of heaven. He requested a hearing'in the manner laid down by the book. * ; ' Dr. Marquis , whovoccupicd the chair , said that the committee on judiciary had gone ocyond its authority in us recom mendation that the * , matter was ono of opinion. The duty of ( ho committee waste to report simply or not whether the matter - tor was in order ' ' 165 : a hearing by the assembly. . , i Mr. Patterson tlen ( , moved that the re committed to the judiciary committee. Carried. ' ' Dr. Marquis called Dr. Henry to relieve lievo him in the chair , the latter gentle man having retire being a Pennsylvanian - vanian , when Uie action of the synod of that state was in question. As Dr. Marquis 'descended ' from the stand ono of the commissioners named McDonald asked him j.1 ho bad taken Dr. Henry's place in the chair. Dr. Marquis replied that ha had. ' 'That accounts for the decision , " re plied McDougall , referring to Dr. Hen ry's holding that the judiciary committee had exceeded their authority in the prem ises. ises."Tl'O "Tl'O decision was my own , " loudly re sponded Dr. Marquis. The assembly seemed to understand that Dr. Marquis had been insulted by Mr. McDougall's assertion and loudly and long applauded the former's denial. If Mr. McDougall meant what ho said as a joke ho must have felt mortified that , as a jokist , ho failed badly. Adjourned till 0 o'clock to-day. Yesterday Morn Inc. The Presbytciitin assembly met yester day morning ut 0 o'clock. The usual time was spent in devotional exercises. On motion of General Shields a resolu tion was adopted and ordered spread u pen the records of Friday last , setting forth the adoption of the resolution then intro duced , affirming the plan of organic action between the assemblies of both north and south churches. When the news of Fri day's work was transmitted to St. Louis , it appeared that the resolution was spoken of only as being ' 'approved. " The southern assembly did not think that term strong enough , and , that informa tion being sent here , the above action was taken , and the records made to show that it had been "adopted. " Stated and Permanent Clerks Roberts and Moor reported upon the progress made in the mutter of reprinting the records of the assemblies from 1835 to 180'J. They said that the work was being - ing satisfactorily done and would soon be completed , thus giving a perfect sot of minutes from 1700 to 18UU , the time of the separation. The committee on the amendment of rules twonty-throo and twenty-six , re ported. The former was left as it was , the latter was amended by striking out all after the h'rst two sentences. Dr. W. C. Burcliard of Ailoghouy.from the committee on missions among freed- jnon reported , showing that in the south there are 7,000,000 freedmen and 280 mis sionaries , nn increase of fourteen over the number of labt year.- There are 817 ohurchos , lltteon more than in the year before. These oburohcs have a morn- boruhip of 15,580 , viUjia .Sunday school attendaace of 15,7Wrl Eight more of those churches durfiifrthe year became supporting. In that time Ife3 additions were made to church , membership , 470 more than in the preceding year , an av erage of eighteen to ouch minister. The work being done is most encouraging. Yet , while there are 1,430,000 voters , 1- 005,000 of these can neither road nor write. These iilitcraOJ voters control one-sixth of the electoral vote , and one-fifth of Iho congressional and senatorial positions. There are eighty-eight parochial schools in daily op eration , with 10,000 scholars. The higher educational institutions were doing well , a noted instanbo'Af which was the success of the mstitfito'endowed ' by Mary Allen nt Crockett , ; Tix. , which started with one student inr an old cabin , and which now has an attendance of eighty- six , forty-eight of whom are hoarders. The total receipts of the board during the year were f 118,297.07 , and the expondl tures f 120,228.10 , leaving an indebted ness of $14,131 ; the burden of which has been borne by the treasurer. All the ministers' and teachers' salaries had been paid up to April 1. The colored people ho claimed had an intelligent sense of what the presbyteries 'were doing for them , and appreciated it highly. He then closed with the following resolu tions : Itaaolved , That we commentl the board lor its htlelity. ellloluucy atid energy * approve their minutes ot last year and recommend that the work be pushed forward , as rapidly a * possible. , . , That the assembly record Its appreciation of the work of Or. and Mr § . Borland in se curing for Scotia Seminary Its present high position among educational Institutions. That welwUai a BiuniilcenUglKU ot the Uuiw , Womaa't Work for Woman , and we ask th hearty co-opcratlonof all our churches In the educational woric of the board. That all our ministers bo urged to acquaint tholr people with our work amotii ? the freed- tnon , and apmml to them to devise liberal things In aid of this causn. That llcv. S. .T. FUhor , llov. Jno. M. Richmond mend , Jtev. J. P. K. Kumler 1) . ! > . . ami Messrs. John C , McCornls and Hobt , S.Davis whoso terms of service expire with this as sembly , ho re-elected members of the board for the term of the three years. Dr. Allen , of Pittsburg , Pa. , secretary of the board of frecdmcu's missions , was called to the stand. He is a tall , portly gentleman , nnd for thirty minutes enter tained the assembly in a masterly man - uer. Ho came to speak to them as a southern man who had been a slave holder , wlioso father had been a slave holder , aud whoso grandfather even had owned and driven slaves. Ho know the colored men from childhood , Ho had met them in their cabins , in tholr schools , in the plantation and on the fields of rice and cotton , Since tholr emancipation they had passed through ono of the greatest transitions in history. Uy that emancipation they hud been freed from the bondage under which , they had labored for 200 years. Three years after that emancipation they had mien admitted to citi/anshlp nnd loft in that bewilderment which ensues when n transition of so much moment takes place with an individual who is imublo to npnrcolate it. The country in the emancipation of these people had Introduced n now element into the gov ernment. History was authority tor the ( act that no class of people appreciated freedom in less than a generation. If that were true , the frecdmcn had to bo raised to that plane of appreciation , aud as soon as possible. If they could not raise themselves , it was the obligation of the Presbyterians to help them. The per petuity of the country depended upon the intelligence and morality of the col ored pooplo. Sooner or later , if permit ted to continue in their prnsout condition , these same froodmcn would undermine the foundations of the country. Among them were 1,420,000 voters , of whom t- 005,000 , could neither read nor write. Thyso illiterates held the balance of power in eight states of the union , con trol sixty-live of the 305 congressmen and sixteen senators. These wore facts * which ought to appeal to the patriot as well as the poli tician. If a good government be found in this country twenty-live years from to-day , it will bo because there will be an abolition of the neglect now prevailing with reference to the education and morality of the colored man. The hands that control so many ignorant votes must bo guided , and that guidance must bo done by people who do It at the peril of their country. Here is a now element in troduced into the government of the country. Will the country stand it ? The speaker then referred to the man ner by which the foundation of the Wash ington monument was strengthened by building another foundation around it. The support was then sulllciont to hold the structure which now looks down upon every other monument and cathedral tower in the world. The govern ment of the United States was like | that foundation. Was it able to stand the weight of the now element which hail boon introduced into it. Ho thought not , unless It received a pew nnd stronger foundation which could be given it only by the education and morality of the freodmen. When the fathers of the constitution framed that instrument they never dreamed that in less than a century 7.000,000 slaves would be emancipated , and of them 1,000,000 bo admitted to voto. And yet the negro possesses the best elements of citizenship. He was of a peaceable race. The southern people knew that. The speaker was in the south in the war , when even all the old men had gone to the war , and there were more than 20,000 negroes left behind. They could have done anything they wanted with the defenseless people loft behind. Yet , not ono of them raised a hand to commit an act of retaliation or revenge. They know that if the union army was defeated they would bo slaves for over , and if the union urmy were victorious they would be free. But no instance can bo found where they wrought one act of malaoe or rovengo. On the contrary , they aided the northern soldiers. When the boys of northern parents were escap ing from rebel prisons it was the negro who showed them the way through the wood , hid thorn away in day-time in cabins , and when faint with hunger aud exhaustion shared their last hoe-cake ' with them. They wore not breakers of the law. They had no organized societies to desecrate the Sabbath. Societies with this end in view could bo sound evcry- \yliero , but not among the frcedmcn.f He then described the gallantry of a colored regiment which charged up the heights near Nashville , driving the rebels from the summit , although the blood and mangled remains of many stained and dotted the hill-side. This gallantry was repeated on eighty battle tields and with 100,000 colored men , who were the equals of their white comrades in sharpness and facility in learning the tactics , ns also in the determination with which they fought. If they were educated , ho would not be able to find a bettor citizen in the coun try. They had had HO country until twenty-four years Rgo. They did not even know what a country was. Give them' fifty years of education and moral ity , and see what they would accomplish. They are a prolific race. They double onoo in twenty years. The whites did not double in less than thirty-five years. The speaker told the anecdote about the sleeping colored man on the bales of cotton in the proposed emblem of the confederacy which Jeff Davis rejected. This led somebody to remark that when that "nigger" woke up there would be a startling change. That colored man has woke up. He has waked up to the extent of 500 a day , Ho has waked up witli 109 newspapers winch ho owns and edits. Ho has waked up in every office in the south ern states , in the colleges , in the cham bers of the senate and the speaker old not know but the time would como when he would wake up in the White House. Dr. Allen then made a strong appeal to the assembly to continue its sup- liort of the board of the missions among frcedmen. Rov. Calvin McCurdy , a colored clergy man from Rome , Ga. , spoke , saying it was not political assistance so much as education which was required by the col ored man. Their great naed in this di rection had been increased by want of money. They did not want to be dropped down again into the mire from which they had just been raised. They wanted the work to bo continued. More had boon done for thorn since the war than had been done for their race since the world began. They wanted that to bo continued ; so tiiat they may be able to protect themselves. Dr. Johnson , of Blddle university , Charlotte , N. C. , apqko of the excellent work of that institution , and invited the commissioners on tholr way to Florida to call and investigate it. Ho urged a con tinuance of the support of the board. Mr. Johnson , n young colored man of Columbia , S. C. , made in some respects , nn eloquent speech , in the same tenor which was warmly applauded. Dr. Chllds of Washington , said as some of the overtures relating to the affairs of the freodman's mission board had not been considered by the committee , he was opposed at this tirao to adopting the resolutions above printed. Dr. Hays moved that the report bo re committed to the committee , to report again to the assembly , Dr. Burohard then read ono of the over tures , upon which the committee had taken action. Itoanio from the presby tery of Dubuque , and asked that Iho words , "or others , " be striken from the statutes of the Biddla university BO that that Institution might bo used exclusively for the education of colored people. Tuo committee coincided with the over- tnro'and the assembly adopted the sugges tion. tion.Dr. Dr. J. Y. Allison , of Pittsburg , gave a short history of the university nnd explained - plained how the words "or others" became - came incorporated in the Hiddlo charter. The committee on education , with roforcnco to the subject of requiring a collegiate education for all who desire to study theology , suggested a reference of the matter to the several presbyteries for them to take the Initiative. The same committee , with reference to the improvement of the unorangollzad masses , reported in favor of extending certain powers to untheologlcal persons who might be likely to do good among the people , but denying to tlioin the power to administer the sacraments or enjoy any of the prerogatives of minis ters. ters.On On motion of Mr. Martin , a vote of thanks was extended to the citizens for Saturday's ride through the city. Recess. Four Negro Hponkcrs. There were nearly four thousand poo- pie in the exposition building last night , in the iutcrest of the board of missions for the frecdmen of the Presbyterian as sembly. Dr. Allen , of Pittsburg , secretary of the board , presided. Tim Fisk Jubilee singers were present and sang a number of delightful pieces. The principal feature was the presence of four colored young men , who made addresses of twelve minutes' duration. The first of these was Rev. Mr. Alkeu , of South Carolina , a gentleman about thirty years of ago. Ho said : if called up to-night and asked the question , What is the first thing I would say to the Presbyterians and these who have been associated with them in help ing us , the lirst thing I would say would be , God bless the Presbyterians and these who are doing so much to benefit tno race with which 1 am identified. It is many years , 1 think nearly twenty years , that I can remember sociim my parents and rela tives with nil their goods packed up , leaving the state of Virginia and going to the state of Ohio. They were freedmeu who had been given their liberty. They were going to Ohio that they might enjoy their liberty more tully. It seems to tuo like a dream. 1 was only a little boy and I could not understand it. Twenty-lire vcars later it was mv privilege to enter the state of Ohio. 15ut how did I go there ? I wasn't going to exeroiso my lib erty more openly , but as a delegate to the general assembly of the Presbyterian church in the United States I could not help to recall it as I passed through Ohio coming here to this assembly. I am here to-night to plead , for another liberty , the liberty of my follow men from ignorance , from sin and from supersti tion , and to help to advance thorn in piety and holiness. In the name of my people and in their behalf , the desire of my heart is that those with whom I am identified to make that advancement. Twenty years ago the Presbyterians came to our assistance. The Presby terian church sent its missionaries to us and poured out their treasures that our people might bo anlighlcni'd aud lifted out of the darkness in which wo groveled. Counting on our scholars and those who attend our conferences and our churches , I am proud to say that we are 40,000 strong. Looking from that standpoint wo may rejoice. But looking nt it from another standpoint wo are 40,000 strong 7,000,000 weak , not more than one in every 200. All manner of schemes and methods have been suggested that wo may be improved , but ml these have left the problem as it was , unsolved , twenty years ago. But there is ono tiling , anil that has solved the problem for thu white man. I moan the bible nnd the spelling book. Give us these and they will speedily solve the problem. Iliavo often been asked can the colored people bo made Presbyterian. I think they cue. When this assembly goes to Philadelphia next year , 1 say our showing will prove that we have a little interest there and of that I think wo ought to bo proud. In order that this problem may be solved we must have good leadership. There is nothing the colored man needs to-day so much as honest leadership. Give us leaders in the schools , in the churches , in the colleges and in business , and then give us fifty years and we'll come up with 150,000 instead of 40,000. Wo appreciate what the Presbyterians have done for us , and I would say to you in conclusion. 'Take no step in the future to hinder or discourage us in the work now being prosecvtcd. If that bo done God will hold the church responsible for it. May the good work go on and bo blessed by God until it is completed. The Fisk siugcrs sung "Before the Throne. " Mr. Davis was next introduced. He said : "If thenj is any ono thing 1 am proud of it is that 1 am a Presbyte rian. It seems to mo about seven years ago , ic the sand regions of Carolina , 1 met a Presbyterian minister and he said to me 'Do you know of what matter you are made ? I see from the look of your eyes that you ought to go to the assembly.1 'But little did 1 think at that day that 1 would bo privileged at this day to stand in the presence of the Presbyterian assembly of the United States. I don't ' think I shall ever bo able to see that good minister again in this world , but when 1 am privileged to cross over to Jordan I shall find and tell him what good effect his words had upon mo and how I did go to the assembly. Mr. Davis then paid a compliment to his people for their gratitude and the good they were capable of doing , and closed by asking u continuance of the good works of tLoir white friends. Mr. Dellard. of North Carolina , was then introduced. Ho was the favorite of the evening. Everything lie said was done very happily and the audi ence alternated between hearty laughter and long applause. Mr. Dellard looked as if his success was a surprise to him. Ho said-A question had been asked in the south whether the work which was being done in the south for the negro was worth money I cer tainly think it is. I wish to depart from my brothers who speak of the colored man. 1 use the word negro. I like it. It is the best , and 1 like it best with a big "N" [ laughter ] , and no "i" and but ono "g. " | Laughter. ] As the immortal Lincoln said [ applause ] , "No man will bo elected to the presidency who spells negro with two 'g's. ' " [ Langl'tor. ' ] There has been n great deal said about nil that has been done tit elevate the negro and the amount that has been ac complished. The elevation of the negro , however , is a work that cau't be accom- lishod in a day. It mav Uko a century , ? t took you people 250 yeara to make us what _ wo are to-day. It IH too early for our friends of the negro to draw their erroneous conclusion. Judge us not by the work wo have accom plished. Judge us by the animus with which we enter upon the race of life. Give us a chance , and let the old Boy catch the last one. He'll not always catch a negro either. [ Laughter. ! The negro needs to be taught to think. He needs free schools , frc't speech and intel ligence and education , in some of the school statistics published , it has bce.n shown that in the southern suites the school year averaged but ninety days. That is too short. One-third of the popu lation in those states are ignorant. Tnuy need to bo educated. Some of our friends or pretended friends say that wo are lazy , that we are shiftlos * . There IB not a word of truth in it. [ Smiles. ] Of course. wo . rested a little after emancipation [ laughter ] . If white people had been in slavery 250 years , too , as wo were , they'd want to rest , too. We're not resting now [ laughter ] . Wo don't tttand around and got into the shade or lie down under the trees t * avoid the sun [ laughter ] . Wo are put ting forth every effort to remove the moral aud educational defects In every way. Wo come before you to-night to solicit your assistance ami sympathy and money. There were a number of schemes devised and put forth to got the negros to go. Ono of these was emigration. But we won't leave [ laughter ] . Wo'Hntlck by our white friends [ laughter ] . If they rise we'll go up with them [ laughter ] . If they go down we'll go down too. The next plan was amalgamation. That's al ready exploded [ loud laughter ] . Next , the negro being la/y and shiftless , would die out. Hut ho doesn't dlu [ laughter ] . According to Dr. Alien , we're coming in at the rate of 000 a day. [ Applause. ] \ \ o'ro increasing. Wo Intend to increase. [ Prolonged laughter. ) Tills the happiest moment of my life. I've ' been writing to my friends every day since I arrived , telling them I am commissioner to the great Presbyterian chureh. But it made my blood run cold and my heart almost cease to bout to hoar , as was said to-day , that churches in the north had refused to give us the crumbs us it were of their as sistance. If thu work of our elevation \ * to bo done , it must bo done by coiored people , in whom the negro can place im plicit confiduuee. Mr. R. W. Holmaii closed in a short and entertaining address. After song and prayer the Immense audience dispersed. KNIGUTH OF THK GRIP. Annual Meeting or tlin Nebraska 01- vldlon T. P. A. There are 185 members of the Nebraska division of the Traveling Men's Protec tive association. A majority of them were in the city last oven Ing , but when President Lanius called the second an nual convention of the association to or der at the parlors of the Areudo hotel there were but two do/on members pres ent. Most of the boys are religiously In clined and forgot their duty to the asso ciation by attending the Prosbytorlan meeting ut the exposition. President Lanius denounces us a base slander the rumor that some of the members of the association were seen at the Devil's ' Auc tion. tion.President President Lanius , upon calling the mooting to or.lor delivered a bnof address - dross upon the work of the Nebraska division for the past your. He stated that there is much to bo done by the associa tion in the wtato ami urged the members to sulcot good men to till the otlicos and to then aid thuni in thu performance of their duties. He closed by thanking his fellow officcre and the members of the various committees ior the support thuy had given him in his work as president of the association. The election of officers was taken up and resulted as follows : Rrcsldont W. B. Lanius. Vice President Harry Lodnr , Secretary and Treasurer W. L. East man. Directors R. M. Simons , Sam Leland , W. R. Parks , August Meyers , J. K. Gor don. don.C. C. O. Lobeck and Sam Iceland were elected delegates to the national conven tion of thu T. P. A. , which will bo held in St. Louis Juno 21 , 22 and 23. H. F. Strickland nnd W. H. Raynor were chosen alternates. Kallroail KHIOH. MAY 23 , 1837. To the Editor of the BKE : Noticing the correspondence published in your paper last week between the railroad state com missioners and General Manaircr Hoi- dregc , of the B. & M. , caused mo to in vestigate the cla im made by Lincoln that rates from the east should be the same to Lincoln as to Omaha. I find that the distance from St. Louis to Omuha , via the Wabasli , is 411 miles , while the dis tance from St. Louis to Lincoln , viatlic Missouri Pacific , is 480 miles. This fact alone makes the claim a ridiculous one , and shows how little the claimants know of the facts on which such u demand should bo based. The position taken by the commissioners , who act more like representatives of a Lincoln board of trudo or freight bureau ( should either exist ) , shows their entire ignorance and stupidity regarding the regulation of rates applying to iiitor-statq commerce. As created by the Cullom bill , thu inter state railroad commission alone can act on rates between states. The action of the commissioners In this matter shows how incapable such men are to hold such an otlice. in tills instance they champion the catiHO of a town against the entire state , whoso interests they were created to protect. Lincoln since the national railroad law went into effect docs not have the confidential rebates from the railroadu that she had previous to that time , and which made nor wholesale dealers able to compete with Omaha at every point , and gave her discriminating rates to a score or more towns where the metropo lis of the sUto was barred from doing business. Just as soon as the opportune moment occurs Lincoln will bo placed where she belongs , and that is on the basis of the sum of the two local rates , namely the rate from the cast to Omaha and the rate from Onmna to Lincoln , to be put on this basis gives her an coual ; show for busi ness all over our state , and puts her on an equal footing with Omaha. JUSTICK. Brevities. Major Frank Krogli was Thursday ighl made the recipient of a gold headed aue by his friend , Colonel A. 11. Forbes. FOR POULTRY AND SWINE. Mr. J. M. McCann , Bridgeport. W. Va , , tin- first ( odbcoverlliie vlrtufiof tit. Jacobs Oil for chicken dioleru , * } < : "A brcnii illl , bnturutvdvllh Bt. Jacobs oil. wo.i forced down tlio Uiront of thu fowl , mid within Imlf on hour ItM well M over. " "MlivJ ullli douKh , " IiuKflfs , "anil ful to UirkoyM hickcin und nlhur poultry fuller- itu ; from this hitherto Incurable dlscinc , till Hint are able to shallow is 111 bo featured f ( : to perfect henlh } : nil'I If thu tuturHted plll uio forced < 1.rn > the throuM of thone tint ouniot Mvalloiv , they will flap their wlng > and croM in jour fut-u. " Chlckon liolarti. Tt-rre llaulc , Chomrmlgn Co. . Ohio. I rereh'C'l ' about ten dnv < i ago five vul One 1'olltli cili ) * > ; ii . A foiv dnya a noticed ( hut tnn of them hud like the roup. anil tliclr tlirotits terincxl to lie nearly ft < > ( i | > i > d tip and made wheezing touiid at Mich rosi'lrittloii. One of Ultra win not able tti walk , or even utoud oil III fo t. I took a luimll piece of bread , t jr cJiout liilf nu liH'h firjiiaxc , nnd t-ulimiUri ft ulth M. Jmotn Oll.iuM fed It to them , ou'ciu thRinornlnxnnd osalu In the eve- nlni ; . Iho ti xt morn Ins \\htit I went out to look at tlu-iii I could not tell urhlib of the uvu chlckcix hod been ilik. CHAS. K. I'OWEU/ . M. Hojf Cholera. Cliw/ Comp , Wont Vs. St. Jacobs Oil Ik lim but remedy known to me for ling C'hoU-rn. H mny be given them In milk mjr a tcHipooiiful to encti amuisl twIromUr. I think that anyone trying It will luid It bencfleinl. K. M. ROI1INSON. Clilckon Cholera. H v. T. P. Itrooke , pa tor Central J'rmtby. tcilan Chunih , Clnrkkburir . Va. , iiyn : " 1 mturaltd R plci-o of breud t\t of mr thumb ulth ft JitcuM Oil , and forced ft iluMrn the throrit. Chlckrnt were in the laHnUi e. I mixed It with uical.nnd Rave them nulliluc cite. They ule , In \vtck' tliuoiUl wern vttll. " 61. Jacnto Oil h nn aVolntc cure for an bodily 1111 in for nlik ban external reamrtr may bo applied. It l < told l > y PrurKliU anrt Jii-alcn llirourliout thonorM. Vttr flny cvtiU IMT l < oUlr. Ti ! Citrlci A , V < * g lcr Co , , wltlniorc , lid.