Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 03, 1887, Page 2, Image 2
f H THE OMAHA DAILY BEE4 FRIDAY , JTJNE 3 1887. Till : NQUTIIWKBTKIIN. Mnrvln lluchltt Elected President of tlio Hond. CHICAGO , Juno 2. The annual mcctltiR ot the Chicago & Northwestern railroad was hold hero to-day. The following olilcers were elected ! Albert Keep , chairman ot the board of directors ; Marvin Ilii-'hltt , presi dent ; M.L. Sykes , vice-president , treasurer nnd secretary. Directors and odlccrs for the various branches wore al.so elected , Mr. Ilughltt belm ; chosen president of all the lines. The report of earnings , etc. . for the fiscal year etidlnz May HI , was submitted as follows : dross earnings , i'jo.nvj.uv.i ; operat- 1m ? and other expen.-es , S'JO,2TiW : ) ; : net , 80,083,001 : dividends for the year , Including 1J per cent on preferred and 3 per cunt on common stock , S.'U44r > oi ; surplus , S2KJO.a'J7 , The election of Mr. lluuhltt to succeed the rotlrlnn president , Keep , was not unexpected , and Is not believed to herald any change in the policy of the road. Shorinnn'H Boom. CiiioAtio , .Iuno2. Senator John Sherman airlved from Spring-Held this morning. The senator was feullnjj very well and expressed himself as well pleased with the reception tendered him at the Illinois capital. Sen ator Sherman hold a brilliant reception In the parlors of the Gland Pacllic hotel to- nlirht. About 4,000 persons were present durlmr the evening who wished an oppor tunity to meet Senator Sherman personally. For each ho hnd a pleasant word and hand- Rlinkc. .Man v prominent people were In at tendance. When the .senator withdrew from the crowd ho was pursued to his room by a small auny of ncwspat'or ' mm. Ho said ho was going straight to his home in Alatislicld , there to retire to private life. Omnhn Freight Itatci Klxcd. CHICAGO , Juno 2. At a meeting of the llnrs members of the western section of thu Western and Northwestern railway freluht bureau to-day It was decided to continue In effect the 2T c rate on pncklng house product between Council liluirs and Omaha and Chicago ; also tho20c late on east Iron water pipe between the saino points. Action was i : al.so taken to establish a late of 2'Mc nor 100 IE- pounds upon wrought Iron pipe , car loads , 1 nnd to provide a rate on empty boxes , Chicago to Omaha , ot "Oc ucr 100 pounds , minimum weight 2,090 pounds i > cr car. Action was taken regarding tlio rate on hard coal and the rate uns established nt S.'t.W per net ton from Chicago to Council Dlullg and Omaha. Will Ask mi Advnnco. PiTTsmrno. Juno 2. The officials of the Amalgamated association of iron and .steel workers are busy picparlng for the annual convention and wage conference next week. The workmen have decided to asktfor an ad vance In wages of 10 per cent , 60 cents per ton of an Increase over the present wages. The manufacturers claim that the condition of trade docs not warrant an increase In the scale , while the workmen hold that tlio good times of last year and tlio prospects for the luttiro iully justify an advance. A Uronk in tlio Dykes. VIKK.VA , Juno 2. The breaking of the dyke of the Thelss river has resulted In the submerging of litty miles of Altold plain , near S/cgdln. It Is estimated that thu damage - ago will reach 1,000,000. Thousands of ani mals are crowded Into a small space and people ple arc leaving their homes in boats. The Itor/.anu canal. In south Hungary , has over flowed its lianlis lo nil enonnoiis extent. In llanat there are 300,000 acres Inundated. A Ijlviily Church Festival. LITTM : UOOK , Ark. , Juno 2. A dispatch from Conw.iv , Ark. , savs : During a festival at a church In Harvey township , Dan and Albert Mabey quarreled with Tom Mlddlcton , a rival of Dan's In a love affair. Tlio brothers called Mlddletou out of the church and at tacked him with a knllo. Olheis joined in the affray and several shots were fired. Dan Maboy was fatallv shot and Middleton will not live. Albert Maboy Is believed to be ser iously injured but cannot bo fouud. Fx-VIco President Wheeler Dyinn. AI.IIAJ.-Y , N. Y. , Juno 3. A special to the Journal Irom Malone , N. Y. , says cx-VIco President William A. Wheeler Is dying. Ho Is unconscious and while he may live sev eral days , his death at any moment would not bo unexpi-cted. TnoY. H. Y. , Juno 3. A dispatch from Malone says there Is no change In the con dition of ex-VIco President Wheeler , 'iho physicians say death may occur at any mo ment and yet ho may live several days. A Ijynchlnc Prevented. HKADINO , Pa. , Juno 2. During last night A crowd of determined men loft Annvillo for Lebanon , to lynch William Showers. They were Joined by 150 men from Lebanon , and marched through the sheets for the purpose of storming the jail , but wore finally In duced to disperse. Showers insists now that the children wore- murdered by a man Known as "Cowboy" Hoffnaglo. who was married to Showers' daughter. HoiTnaglo is at large , but may bo nrrosted. Illinois Plouro-Pnouinniiln. SfiiiNOFiKLT ) , June 2. A committee of stockmen representing the loading cattle growers of tbo state presented resolutions to the governor to-day stating that pleuro-pneu- monla exists in the state onlv In circum- rcrtbed districts of Chicago , The governor Is requested to have other states , which have quarantined airainut Illinois , modify their regulations. The governor agreed lo comply With the request. Plonro-Pneitrnonla in Nn\r York. NEW Yonu- , Juno 2. The dairy commis sioners visited the dairy farm of Edward Brady , In We.stchestor county , and found his herd suffering from plcnro-pneuuionla. They made 'nn appraisal of the animals and awarded Brady 812,000 for 200 head. The cows were all killed and their carcasses burned. The barns and stables where the animals were housed have been ordered burned. , _ , AVenthor Indications. For Nebraska : Local rains followed by fair weather , lower temperature , northwest crlv winds. For Iowa : , Southerly winds becoming variable"fair weather , slight changes In torn peratttre. For Kastern Dakota : Local rains , sllcht changes In temperature , winds becoming noith > ve"sterly. Itooinlng lion Butler. BOSTON , Juno 2. A Butler club was formed hero to-day. General Butler was sent for. and In a brief speech thanked-lts members for their expression of good will , nnd said ho was with them socially. Ho could not see any political field for them. i > lift had no Intention , ho said , of entering politics ngaln , unless an emergency should demand It. Gladstone Kntlm ltistlcnlly Rooolvod. LONDON , Juno 3. Gladstone- arrived at Swansea this evening. He was cnthusias tlcslly welcomed at all places at which the train stopped en route. Mr. Gladstone made Blx minute speeches In reply to addresses , > 'after which ho excused himself as his voice was fatigued. FatM Ilntlrond Collision. BtiiMiNOHAM , Ala. , Juno 2.-Two freight trains collided this morning on the Louis ville & Nashville. The engineer ami fireman were killed outright , as was also a negro tramp , whllo another tramp was fatally In- Fourteen MUII Massacred. ST. PKTEUSIIUIIO , Juno 'A A Were dis patch says the Afghans murdered fourteen Bokharan oltlcltUs at Kerkl , because they re fused to Incite the Inhabitants to resist the Itusslan advance. A Colored Choke. JACKSON , Hiss. , Juno 2. WIIIara ! Stecle , i colored , was hanged to-day for the murder ol " Nelson Potter , colored , last August. The * murder was committed for robbery. The Emperor Welcomed. - BEUU.V , Juno 3 , Kmperor William , no- f eompanled by Prluoo William and Prince > Leopold , arrived at Kiel to-day and was wel ; coined with greatest enthusiasm. ' 7j II us I noun Fall urn. NEW Yonic , June 2. Gustavo Herzo ? , 'i' ' KUWWVML" fS"nd < ASSeU' 5WlDU ° : t BROTHERS IN TIIE CHURCH , Second Day Session of the Lutheran Gen eral Synod. ELECTION OF NEW OFFICERS. Eloquent Sermon Ily I/ . Rhodes Itoport on Foreign Mission imat Night's IntnrcstlnK Services. The Lutheran Synod. The session opened : it 9 o'clock yester day mormnir with the singing of a hymn and a prayer by Hcv. M. Valentino , D. D. , senior professor in the theological seminary nt Gettysburg , I'a. After the roll call and the reading of the minutes , the synod proceeded to the election of oflicurs. Prof. E. S. Hrcidon- baugh , Mr. G. NV. Lclsenring and Mr. J. A. Spiolmuii were appointed as tellers and the ballot was tnkun according to the custom of this synod , without nom inations. Uuforu the committee was ready to report , the hour for the delivery of the president's sermon arrived and thu business was suspended for this purpose. The liturgical service was conducted by Kev. 11. L. Itaughcs , I ) . D. , of Gettys burg , I'n , , a former pastor of the Lu theran church in this city. In this he ' was assisted by Huv. T. C.'Uollhcimcr , D. 1) . . of Heading , Pa. Dr. Kliodus thi'n jrcachcd an eloquent sermon of which the following is an1 outline : Tilt. HIIODr.S' Sl'.ltMON. The doctor preached upon the subject of the Holy Spirit the souico ot the church's power , taking tlie following text : Xachailah iv 0 , "Not by niUht nor by power , but by my spirit , salth the Lord of hosts. " Onn of tht ) most surest I vo of the prophe cies , as they pertain to the kingdom n ( our Lord , is tint of Xaclmrlnh.- consists oi'a serins ot visions , adapted to the anxious mind of tni' prophet , and to the disconsolate temper of HID people. The truth Is now brought to their notice with n now emphasis , and after their symbolic method , which was especially agreeable to the Jewish mind. In the present chapter wo have the vision ot the candlestick. Associated with the wor ship ot Lioth the tabcinaclo and the temple we can easily see how It would at once stir in the prophet anil in the people hallowed iimmurles , and Impart to both now energy and hope. Without attempting to clve any Interpreta tion of this Vision In detail , wo notice that It was meant at ouco to lobnko and onrour- agu ; to attire them that as .Joshua had been luinstated as the rullidoushcadof the nation , to /erilbbabul their divinely rvcognUeu civil leader , and tliat notwithstanding his hesitancy and weakness , the temple should bu built by his hands. The power was'to beef of Cioil , lint of man , therefore the woik wns not to fnll because Zcrubbabol did not prove to hi1 a very worthy successor of David. The prophet Is reminded that the sureever adequate , ami supreme source of the church's power Is not in the human Instrument , but in the llolv Spirit , that divine personal personal piespiu-q who works In men , over coming all hindrance , and so glorltvlng human weakness that it becomes tlio sublime mastery of power. The lesson lor us , In tills Instinctive vision Is not difficult to hud. There is ; a singular Illness In my text , not onlv on account of the event to which wo have come , but , its well , In view of the time In which wo are living , and of much thatsecuis dominant In the church. The whole church , not except ing the ministry , has become more or less in fected with the dominant material spirit of the timo. 'iliere Is need that > ho ttiouulitand faith of the chinch bo lifted tin Irom the ma terial to the supieme source of power. Lot us notice lirst these forces which op pose from without. The present time Is charactered by hostility as well as Indiffer ence. Thu attack is as often subtle ana noiseless as It Is loud and open. It comes troni lilyh places M well as from low , and carries with It tho'dignity of culture and so cial rank. In such a dense atmosphere of unbelief , so tolerant , so agreeable to the llcsh , the tend ency to Infection Is .strongand wo have need to take heed , for often when ltdoos not affect intellectual assent. It quenches the Inward lito. lito.Should Should not the church ask why Is this pos sible ? Hold up tbo great promises of God , and Interpret tills opposition correctly and what does it moan but a church strong enough in visible might and power , but sadly weak'In the supreme source ot strength. Her resources of strength nro Infinite , but she does not rlso up to ( 'lrd herself with them. It would scorn that wo have been taken In the snaio and deceived by the glare of that visible greatness and might which mark the age. In addition to the opposition of which I have spoken , there conies to us fiom the siuio quarter , at once a responsibility and an opportunity , which as yet the church has hardly commenced to master. It Is the ques tion 01 the multitudes. To say that we nave no responsiblllty'boyond the children of our fathers and our faith. Is narrow If not wicked. The attitude of the multitudes is not so much one of hostility as of indiffer ence. Our orders and forms to which so much time and ellort have been given , anpeal to the outward sense of men , It they over get In sight ot them : but our faith ana self-de nial , our practical , sympathy and holiness , appeal to the hearts of men , whether they ever come in sight of our forms or not. It Is not something external , but Christ In us that will arrest the notice and break the heart of the millions unto contrition before the cross. It can novftr be done by the might and power of mere machinery. For the good word method , I would supply another , imean the word consecration. Whether wo bo ministers - tors or members of the church this excel lence Is at once'the evidence ot the Spirits' presence , and the Illustration of Ills power. But , alas ! It Is not so much the opposition Irom without as the hindrances within that retard the progress ot our Xlou. We need ourselves to awake and arise , to wait on the Holy Sphit , to strike the til in from our eyes , toascond the high hills whom the air is clear and bravintr. and'to'ononour souls to the do- scondiuz Ilklit. Wo.need it that wo may learn'jto" look upon men more after the " Spirit , and less alter thu llcsh. It I could 1 would send every minister In. the general synod to his closet to plead for the Holy Spirit , that the wasted lamps oil bur watch-towers might bo suddenly replenished aud that Xlon might arise and shine. It Is with dlfridenco and grief I como to speak of the second and greatest hindrance within our church. I refer to our divisions. The palntul fact wrt must lace , and as It Is without the least warrant In holy scripture , und Is productive of untold ovll wo are solemnly bound to labor and pray for its re moval. If , as the apostle says , we are made a spectacle to the angels , what a spactaclo wo must bo in our unseemly separation and an tagonism. Alas I that Imnds that should bo clasped In Christian love , and in united endeavor for the honor of God , .should rather bo employed in weaving a crown of thorns nbout the brow of Christ. Blessed bo God , good men everywhere are crowing weary of the separation , and selfish Isolation ot those who claim to represent the body of Christ. There are'growing signs of unity amongst us. It must be so it the blessed .spirit bo with us. for lie Is a spirit of unity. We should hall with joy every sign of the church's greater oneness , the more when It breaks upon tlio confusion and distraction of our beloved Lutheran Xlon. Finally if the supreme remedy and source ot strength are In the Holy Spirit , and not In any might and power of ours , wo may well llnicor a moment to speak ot the method of securing Its presence. Until wo know how to pray , until it Is a dear delight to us. wo shall not know the spirit , nor bo endowed with his power. If the church was mightier In prayer , If her uplifted voice was for a double portion of the spirit , what a delUht- ful change would bo manifest. God would come suddenly to His temple , and /Ion would arlso and slilno. The church on her knees , not In the battlo-liola of controversy ; the church on her knees , not stooulng with Infamous coquetry to mammon ; the church on her knees , not bowing with sectarian pre judice on Sundays , nor on week days to so cial iespectabllltybut : on her knees pleading for the presence and power of the Holy Ghost Is at once the method and phophecy of her triumph. At the conclusion of the sermon the synod adjourned until 3 o'clock in the afternoon. AKTERNOOX SESSION , Synod opened at 2 o'clock with prayer by lluv. Win. M. Baum , D. D. , of the St. Matthews cliurch , Philadelphia. The teller reported that tho.ro WM BO election for president or secretary , but Ihat out of 10' ' ballots cast for treasurer Mr. Alo.x. Gobhart received 155 and was consequently elected. Another ballot was taken for president nnd secretary. The ballot for these olllccrs had been so scattering that Dr. Rhodes announced that it was impossible to elect all the members of the synod to these two oflices. The teller reported that Uov. S. A. Ort , I ) . D. , president of \ \ ittciiborgcollcgc.at Springfield , O. , had received nlnoty-ilvo out of 150 votes cast for president nnd was therefore elected. No ono having received a majority of the votes for secretary another ballot was taken which resulted in the election of llov. W. S. Frees , of York , Pa. , by 109 out of 150 votc.3 cast. The newly elected ofllccrs took their places. As Dr. Ort , the president elect , was introduced to the synod by the retiring ; president he saiu , 1 thank you for the honor you have con ferred upon mo by electing me to this position. I will endeavor to discharge the duties of the ofl'ieo faithfully. Wo should give faithful attention to the work wo arc doing. Tliu Lord's business is the most important that wo can cngapo in. Lot us ask you to transact the busi ness in the fear of Hod. On motion of Hev. 11. L. Bangher , D. D. , Hev. W. 11. Rosonstengoi of Grand Island , Nob. , was appointed German re porter , and Kov. P. II. Hanson , of Den ver , Swedish reporter of the proceedings. This was called for by ono of the Gor man delegates at the morning session , who thought that a German secretary should bo appointed. The president ap pointed Huv. William M. linuni , Jr. , of Canajohurie , N. Y. , assistant secretary. Thcophilus Smith , Ksq.of Philadelphia , reported for the hymn book publishing committee that the total amount of roy alties duo the general synod was $1C&.U3 ! and that the indebtedness of the synod to the board was § 1.417.11 , leaving a bal ance of $ . ! 05.81 duo the synod , llov. II. Hangher , D. D. , in behalf of the commit tee on publication of a Sunday school hymn and tune book , reported ihat the Augsburg songs had been published and nearly 45,000 copies had already been sold. sold.Tho The special order for the day being called for the twenty-fourth bien nial report of the board of foreign missions was read in a clear and full voice bv thn secretary of the board , llov. George Scholl , D. D. , of Baltimore. The receipts during the past two years , ending March HI , 1887 , from all sources for the general fund were $02 , IWUO , an increase of $1,019.47 over tlio preceding two years. The total receipts , together with the balance carried over from the previous report , made a woiking capital for the board of § 03.711.23 The expend itures aggregated $08,574.88 , leaving a balance of * 5,10 ( > . ; )4. ) The board also holds invested funds to the amount of $ ! ) ,010.00. The treasurer has also received cash contributions amounting to $5,43 ; ) 41 toward thu India college. But one leg acy lias boon received during tlio past two years , amounting to $1,000.00 , from Mrs. Anna C. Hutu , of Chambcrsburg. Pa. , and the American tract society had also sent ? 100.00. The receipts of the Children's Mission ary society have dropped oil' ? 012,87 since the last report. The contributions of the schools amounted to $4,334.78. The form of tbo Missionary Journal has been changed into a twenty-page magazine , and thu circulation has. increased to 14,000 reirular subscribers. The United Synod in tbo south has cooperated erated withtho board during the past two years contributing toward the support in India of llov. William P. Swartz , and for other objects , the sum of $3,541.48. The Woman's Homo and Foreign Mis sionary society now embraces 425 auxil iary societies , organized into twenty Hynodical societies , having a membership of 11,12 ! ) , and their receipts for all objects are $23,078.32. Of this amount they have turned over to the boaid $7,001.28. The society is now supporting in India , Miss Anna S. Kuglcr , M. D. , Miss Fauniu M. Dryden and several native Zeuan work ers and n number of girls schools. After twelve years of faithful service in mha , Rev. L. L. ( Jhl has returned to this country for a period of rest , and is now studying at the John Hopkins uni versity in Baltimore , with the view of preparing himself for oflicial work among the high caste classes of India. During his trip among the churches ho has secured in cash and subscriptions the sum of $15,459.18 toward tbo erection of tlio India college building and the hos pital. The board has now employed llov. George Scholl , D. D. , as socrptary , who has resigned his charge and now devotes all his tii'io to the work of the society. In March last the young men in the con gregations were asked to ruiso $3,000 toward building in India a mission house to bo known as the .Nichols Memorial. Already $1,000 has been contributed. Hcv. E. M. Hublor is now" under appoint ment as missionary to Africa , and will likely sail early in the autumn. Eight other young men have , sineo the death of Rev. Nichols , offered thesr services for the foreign field. Kev. W. P. Swartz sailed for India July 11 , 1885 , and Hev. and Mrs. John Nichols sailed May 21,1885. Mr. Nichols died of typhoid fever December 17 , " 1880. Airs. Nichols has since returned to this country , and Rev. W. P. Swart ? ! , with the approval of the India conference , has also returned for a brief period. The report of the India mission shows that thcro are lit Guntoor. and the sta tion connected with It , 4 , ordaincu mis sionaries , ordained native pastprs 3 cvanirolists , 17 catcclilsts , , ,08 village preachers , 81 prayer houses , 81 ( villages containing native Christians. Thqru are connected with thcso mission stations 0,530 baptized members , including chil dren , 0,810 communicant members , with a total of 10,011 under Christian instruc tion. ( , During 1885-C the accessions to the mission wore 2,500. Of thcso I741Yoro ; by baptism , 200 from other missions , 157 backsliders reclaimed , 453 from other villages. The losses for the same period wore 1,051 , 220 by death , 45 by excommu nication , 1547 uy backsliding , 423 by re moval to other villages , 11 going'to other mKsions. At the close of 1830 there were 1,081 candidates for baptisni. The beneficence of the native christiuns in cash , labor and provisions amounted to $2,550.31. . In the Luther mission college and its branches there are 11 teachers with 410 students from whom have been collected fees amounting to $1,804.75. The results of two years work in India shows that from 1883 to 1885 , wlilln the number of Luth eran ministers in the general synod increased less than 3 per cent , the evan gelistic workers in India have increased 20 } per cont. During the same time the membership of the homo church has in creased less than 4 per cent while the India church has increased 73 per cent. The communicant membership of the India misson is now equal to the com bined membership of fifteen of the dis trict synods connected with the general synod. The educational work is represented by 145 elementary schools , employing 147 native teachers with nn attendance of 2,178 pupils. On the 23d of January , 1787 , .an event of marked importance took place in the setting apart to tlio gospel ministry the converted Brahmin Prabala Hamachan- dragga Grau , by the rite of liconsurc. This opens to the mission a now evenuo of usefulness in reaching the highest caste people of India. Concerning the mission at Muhlonburg in Siberia , the missionaries jvero reported to bo in good health. On the Oth of last April the council of the mission church of Muhleburg took action , making iho congregation self-sustaining ; at tho. laoio Uma electing u Uitjir uostor , Rev. David Davidson , a native , who has boon educated at the mission and w'.io was ordained ft Jew years ago. The chapel destroyed by n tornado in 1835 was speedily rebuilt , and eight and one-half months after Its destruction the now structure , 30x40 foot with a wing 15x18 feet , was dedicated. The statistics of the mission show that there are 123 pupils in the schools. 87 communicants , connected with the church , with 1001 scholars in the Sunday school , The contributions of the natives in 1880 amounted to $050. A new congre gation has been organized in the Interior , nnd the mission is exerting marked inllu- enco on the natlv'jo1 chiefs and surround ing tribes. f In connection with the mission thorn are 100 acres of land under cultivation , hav ing ' 21,000 coll'eo trees , and the sale of co'fl'eo during the last two years amounted to$2,113.)5. ; ) On motion of Mr. J. M. Ktnniiugcr the hours of mooting were lixod at 0 a. m. nnd 2:30 : p. m. , and adjournment at 11:30 : and 4:30. : The evening services during the convention will commence at 8 o'clock. Tlio recommendations of the board of foreign missions were considered then by item. Resolutions referring to the death of Dr. Kemp , of Baltimore , Ind. , a mem ber of thu board , aud Kuv. John Nichols , the missionary who recently died in India , wore adopted. Considerable dis cussion wus elicited by the recommenda tion setting forth the tluty of organizing children's missionary societies , wliieh for years had been a successful method of securing money. It was finally adopted. The synod expressed gratification at the co-operation of the united synod in the south , and at the expressed willing ness ot a number of young moil to enter the foreign lield as missionaries. The consideration of the report was in terrupted by tlio arrival of the hour for adjournment. The following committees wore an nounced : Devotional llov. S. Detwciler , llov. E. Hubur. D. D. , aud llov. J. F. Shearer. On lloport of Hymn Hook Publishing Committee Huv. W. M. Baum , D. D. , Hev. ( } . W. Kndurs , Mr. J. M. Kmtninircr. On Minutes of Last General Synod- He v. E. K. Bell , KovM. V. Stupplobeen. Mr. Charles Goosey. llov. N. Van Alstine , of llaymcrtown , N. Y. , made the closing prayer. I'VKNINO hESSlOX. As this was foreign mission day the an niversary of that board occurred last evening. The devotional services were conducted by Hev. W. M. Baum , D. D. , of Philadelphia , in this he was assisted by llov. II. L. Buughor , D. D. , of Gettys burg , Pa. , who reail the scripture , and a former missionary to India , llov. J. 11. Hurpstor , of Canton-O. , who oll'ered prayer. The speaker of the evening was llov. Luther Kulilman , of Baltimore , Md , , who delivered an interesting and eloquent address. Ho announced his subject as the broad question of Christian missions wliich could bo best stated as Christ for the pagan and the infidel and the \yorld anil the world for Glirt jt. | After giving com parative statistics showing the magnitude of the conllics of forces in the world said : How shall we adjust ourselves to this conflict ? 9 The Christian church was never con fronted by so inanyj problems as at pres ent. Wo have inne.rited the unsolved problems of the past , ' There arc signs of revolution everywhere. The world js moving from beneath upward. This is not the cry of tha imasscs after God. They have become weary of bearing burdens - dons that grow out of social and political institutions that can ho longer be borne. The church is in Jact responsible for this condition of ulYuirs. In the midst of thcso things the church must live and toil. f A largorqucstion'than all the questions of the day In society , is that of the world's evangelization.In the prcsunta' tion of this cause tlio 'minister must bo cvermindful of this relation , and bring it before those to whom wo speak. Chris tianity has brought civilization , and it should recognize its obligation to Christi anity , center to circumference. Their vices can be found m all lands. We , as ministers , must realize the depth of the impurity and its hopeless ness separate from protcstant Christian ity. Some people talk about natural goodness and pagan virtue. They apply the teaching of evolution. They tell us wo should introduce elements of civili zation and thus elevate the degraded. This is a gosoel of dirt no example in history substantiates this theory. Kvcr.yv where a movement downward and back ward is manifest. The Bibjo places the origin of man in Eden , not in barbarism. Education and culture alone cannot cast out the evil in man. A rich man recently pave $25,000 to evangelistic work. Ho know that this ' was a'good way to insure the stability of his possessions. Tlio appeal must go forth in this direction nnd demand of civ ilization the support of Christian mis sions. To point out the depth of the degrada tion of those to whom wo send mission aries is unnecessary. The apostle Paul has done this in his description of the natural man. Heathenism unwashed in the blood of Jesus is corrupt , for the religions of heathenisms afi'ord no help to these pco- Slo , but have helped to degrade them , co the rcsultsofMohammcdanism. Half of the people of Asia adhere to that faith nnd are still in a melancholy condition. The results of the Hainan Catholic mis sions do not atl'ord us a reason to suppose that the Protestant church can leave this work to them. The sooner wo realize this the bettor for the world. Missions do not relate ulono to spiritual interests ; they should be sa presented as to challenge the support of secular lifo. To trace the relation of Christianity to business progress will bo difficult , but it is necessary. Christ said. "Go nnd make disciples of all nations. " The church savs wo are doing this. See what lias boon dono. See our workers , thu mis sionaries that nro lifting up the torch that lights the world's gloom , but the church docs not yet understand the breadth of this commission. Wo apply this to the Christian ministry and a few Godly women. Thfliolo church is in cluded in the responsibility. The church should devise some way of pre paring men for tci c work in less time than is now used m the preparation of students for the ministry in this coun try. Our watchword must bo progress larger achievement and outlay m the work of foreign missioiw. The speaker continual nt still greater icntrth in forcible presdjtation of his sub ject , holding tbo attention of the largo audience to the conclusion of his address. After the cpllcction of offerings for the foreign missions , the benediction was pronounced by the prudent of the synod. The New r.ift-iiimii. llov. S. A. Ort , I ) . Ujhe ' newly elected president of the gcinjral synod of the Lutheran churchwas born in Lowistown , Pa. , in 1813. At the 'ago of fifteen ho en tered the freshman class at Wittenberg collegeaud graduated with highest honor in 18(53. ( After graduation ho was tutor ono year in the college and then nccopted a call from the First church at Findlay , Ohio. In 1803 ho wus chosen professor of mathematics in Wittenberg college. Six years later at the urgent solicitation of the board of homo missions , Dr. Ort went to Louisville , KyM to take charge of a feeble mission in that city. Here lie labored with eminent success until 1879 , when ho accepted a call to St. James Lutheran church , Now York. Ono year later ho wus elected to the chair of sacred philology in the theological seminary of Wittenberg college , and in 1882 was chosen the successor of Dr. Holwig as president of thu institution , Ho received the title of Doctor of Divinity at the ago of tuirty-tureo , Aa a Umcuer in the col- lego Dr. On. lias few equals among the great educators in this country. Even when a young man ami during his first service at the college ho was regarded by the venerable Dr. Sprcoher as one of the mosfclTieiont and capable teachers in the Lutheran church. In the pastorate ho soon rose to prominence , established a largo congregation In the city "f Louisville , and became widely known as a profound scholar and eloquent preacher of divine truth. Devoted to his church , loving her polity , and loyal to her distinctive doctrines , jot charitable and fraternal with other denominations , ho has always held a high piano In the esteem of those with whom lie Is associated in Christian work. Dr. Ort has had great success as president of Wittenberg college , has had the Gratification of seeing a magnificent building erected free from debt and also of raising the curriculum of instruction on an equality with the best colleges in this country. As the presiding ollicer of the general synod ho will relloct credit upon that body , and by his executive ability will do much to facilitate thu busi ness of thu convention. AMONG MATHS KOK JULY 4. The Nebraska Passenger and Ticket Agents' association met in the passenger olllco of the B. & M. headquarters yes- terdn3 * forenoon. The various roads wore represented as follows : B. & M. 11. 11. , by P. S. Eustis. general passenger and ticket agunt ; Fremont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley , by J. 11. Buchanan , general passenger agent ; Union Pacific , by O. P. McCarty.assistant general ticket agut ; St. Joe & Grand Island , also ropresntud by Mr. McCarty ; Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis it Omaha , by O.Briggs. general agent at Omaha. Mr. J. Francis , assistant general passen ger and ticket agent of the B. t&M. , nnd secretary of the association was also present. This was the regu lar monthly meeting of the association. The matters considered were the applications of various societies for rates for their stated meetings. An excursion rate of 2 rents per milo for July 4th between all stations not over 200 miles apart was agreed to. run OMAHA UNI : . The conductors and brnkcmon on tlio pas enger trains on the Omaha line are to uniform at once. Two of the employes at the St. Paul & Omaha depot have been appointed special policomon. A great quantity of milk is brought into the city each day by the Omaha road , mostly from Mills and Calhoun. Calhoun , on the Omaha road , sixteen miles out of Omaha , is getting to bo a favorite plucu for picnics to bo held. There are line croycs there and attrac tive scenery. Trains are frequent. It is the homo of ex-Congressman Crounso. Till : UNION" I'ACiriC. Tlio BIE : was misinformed rcirarding Mr. Potter's arrival. Ho is in Portland and will not bo hero for ten or twelve days.Mr. . Mr. Cummmgs will return from the west to-morrow evening. KUTIS. : A. E. Touzalin has been in Omaha dur ing the past two days looking after im portant interests.N ith him was his pri vate secretary , Bert Watson , an old Omaha boy of popularity. Last evening Mr. Touzalin left for the east in iiis special car. RKTUUMXG THANKS. Meeting or the G. A. II. Committee lnfit Night. The joint committee of arrangements of the G. A 11. on Memorial day mot at the Arcade hotel last night. It was re ported that the expense occasioned on Memorial day was fully covered by the amount of money in the hands of the treasurer. A number of bills wore re ceived and ordered paid. A resolution was passed thanking Judge Hartlett for his address on Memorial day , Mayor Broatch , Chief of Police Seavey , Fire Chief Galllgan , General Crook and stall' , General Wuoaton , Daggett , the military , and the press for the courtesies extended ; also the citizens of Omaha fet their lib erality : to Marshal of the Day Wirth and his assistants ; the ladies of the floral com mittee ; Mr. Brigham and the vocal quar tette ; to Comrades Sattcs and Sawhill and the junior sons of veterans. A special vote of thanks was tendered Comrades Campbell and Casey of the Arcade for their kindness. The committee , there upon adjourned. _ Desperate and Dangerous. Late last night as the overland train was pulling out of the depot and its rate of speed wus fully fifteen miles an hour a stranger seized ono of the iron braces of the roar Pullman car and swung himself underneath the car and onto the truck. It was ono of thu most daring and dangerous feats ever seen in railroad circles hereabouts. Officer Duff Green saw the man near the train and when he made a rush for the Pullman it was thought ho intended to commit suicide and the officer ran to stop him. The train was going at too lively a speed , however , nnd the man swung himself too quickly on the truck for capture. The Knton-Cronyn Case. The third chanter of the Eaton-Cronyn photograph gallery dilliculty was re vealed yesterday in the district court , where Cronyn filed an appeal bond and asked for an injunction against Eaton to prevent the latter , in the meantime , from using , the gallery. Tlio injunction was grnntcffby the court and the case made returnable on the 12th inst. .Third Ward RepiihlicnnR. The Third ward republicans met last evening and elccled the following candi dates to bo voted for at the primaries to bo held tills afternoon from 1J > to 7 o'clock : Julius S.Cooloy , Ilichard Gam bol , Charles Whorer. C. J. Mentor , J. O. Adams , Dr. W. K. Lavender. The. primaries - marios will be hold in the Dodge street school. A VIclouH Hog. A four-year-obi boy of Robert Bennett , living at 810 South Twenty-fourth street , was severely bitten by a vicious dog yes terday. The dog will bo shot by the po- The Union Lifo Insurance Company of Hastings , Neb. , now in its third year , has paid all losses in full. Premiums may bo paid as needed or annually. All the ad vantage of old lion insurance is secured at reduced co > .t. Policies will bo paid in full , for which the plan of insurance and tlio securities of the company fully guar antee. A live and reliable agent , who can give first-class bank reference , wanted in every important point in Ne braska. For information address the company at Hastings. Ilravttif . Councilman Frank Kaspor yesterday morning swore out a warrant for the ar rest of Andrew B , Moore , charging him with wilfully destroying shade trees , Lightning struck the house of Andrew Pear , near Independence Hill , Vu. , the other day , and killed Ins two daughters , his five-year-old boy , and Luther Wright , who had taken refuge from the storm. Two other children were prostrated , but will recover , To kill a dove is a * sign of death to the negroes of Louisiana. The American exhibition in London fit * the longest bar uvcr built , SEAVEY SAYS IT IS FALSE , A Los Angeles Paper's Ohargo Against His Olinrnctor. SALOON DETECTIVES IN HOCK. Two lown Men Who Wore on Hie Mnko Powell's I'nrtnor Wanted Serious Cutting AITroy Lust Night's News. Attacking HU Character. Both of the other morning newspapers of Omaha contain a reprint this morning of nn editorial paragraph in thu Los Angeles Times of May 21 , which is as follows : "Ills SIIADV I'Asr HKKOHK HIM. " "Omaha's nowlv appointed clilel of police Is a man with a record. A tew yeais ago ho was cltv maishal of Santa Darh.irahen > ho forsook his wife and child aud absconded with a married woman from San Fianclfeo , ami now , after all these years Ihat ho has been as wholly lost sight of as If hovero dead , ho turns up as one of the guardians of the public peace and morals of thu nourish ing city of Omaha. Kvll deeds do not al ways meet the punishment that they merit , forthodovll has not jet toigottoii how to put on n f\lso : livery ; but now and then a man who ventures In a sense of faneled * > o- curlly to accent a public ollice , liuds Hint thu blaclc p.ist suddenly stands up and coufionts him. " rinr.K stAvnvniNns : : : IT AVIIOU.V. A reporter for the UI.K saw Chief Sea- vey last evening , after the article above quoted had been copied from the paper publishing it , which Pat Ford was exult antly hhowinir around , and read him tlio copy. Ho was not at all perturbed and remarked : "Well , sir , there's nothing in it. There's no truth in it at all. It's a lie in every particular except as to thu fact that 1 was mar.lial at Santa Barbara. 1 left that city with the respect and good opinion ot the reputable citizens ; and with the enmity of thieves and black legs , and some saloon keepers. It is the same gang hero who are at thu bottom of thu light against mo now. If there had been anything like this against me it would have too quickly found its way into print. No such statement was over beloio pub lished about mo. 1 don't want to say any more. 1 want to sec what the paper which is lighting mo lias to say lir.st. Let them go ahead. Wo will see wiio will como out best. " The paper containing the statement was sent to this city and given to Pat Ford last evening at 1) ) o'clock. Ho im mediately proceeded to give it us wide circulation as possible. SALOON OIOXEOT1VKS AUIUCSTHI ) . Two lown Men Charged "With Itrihery and .lailod. Two men named A. P. McIIewsrt and 11. Darnvelle , from Iowa , wore arrested last evening on a warrant sworn out by Justice Anderson , chargmg thum with accepting a bribe to refrain from appear ing as complainants against Council Blull's saloon keepers. The arrest was made by Constable Edgerton at the in stance ot two detectives of this city. The ollicors were very rctieciil concern ing the matter and desired to entirely suppress publication of the arrest. Enough was gained from the prisoners , however , to indicate that the prisoners have been aotmtr as saloon de tectives in the Blull's. They have filed information against a number of saloon keepers of that city for selling liquor. Yesterday they are charged with having como to Omaha and here having met some of these saloonkeepers , from whom they received money in considerable amount , in consideration of which they agreed to not appear against the liquor men. Neither of the prisoners would talk after they had reached the jail , and only claimed that they "guessed they Wouldn't got it harder than some other people would. " _ POWKlJj'S 1'AKTNEU. County Attorney Simoral Files In formation Against Him. County Attorney Simoral filed an in formation against E. A. Powell , accused of obtaining $1.500 from the Commercial National bank on an endorsed draft which bo fraudulently secured Dr. Dins- more's signature to , lasfovcning , and al.so against tlio unknown man who was with Powell and acted as bis accomplice. The accomplice will bo arrested on a re quisition which has already been ob tained. Jailer Mijlur knoxys a good deal nbout Powell , which ho will not at present dis close. lie assorts , however , that ho knows this is not the first time Powell lias "turned" sucti a "trick , " and that he has boon in jail before in Kansas and escaped in a very mysterious manner. Ho regards him as a thorough scoun drel. _ SLiASHKI ) WITH A KNIFE. Charley Alston Badly Cut. HID Assailant * Arrested. Charley Alston , a one-legged colored man who carries around wlonorwurst , "olo fat hen" and other edibles in a bas ket for the all night workers/wos cut last night in theTivoli garden in a shock ing manner. He claimed that he'was sit ting down and was assaulted wion | in that position. His right check was cut open from his- eye to his nock and another cut was inflicted on the wide of his mouth. The loss of , bfood'wns great. The wounded mall claimed hj.s assailant was a white num. Subsequently a printer named Abbott was arrested and taken before him. Alston identified him as tho- one. A IIUItitilAVr AFFAIR. The AVcildlne oT lion AInrti and Alisa Mnudn ItnCco. At the First Mctliodist church hist night at 8 o'clock the wedding of Benja min Marti and Miss L. C. Maude Hecco occurred. The groomsman was Mr. W. II. Newball and the bridesmaid was Miss Carrie Adams. The ceremony was per formed by the llov. Charles Savadgo in thu presence of the numerous friends of the contracting couple. From 0 o'clock until 12 a reception was hold at the Bar ker hotel. Thu reception was largely at tended iind was a brilliant afl'air , the par lors of the hotel being filled with thu friends of Mr. and Mrs. Marti. The present * wore numerous and beautiful. An elaborate collation was served by Manager Dutch of tlio .Darker , after wliich Mr. and Mrs. Marti left for a two week > western trip. Upon their return they will at oneo begin housekeeping in their own residence on the westsido. A UAItO.VS "I * Huron Hcliimonsk ! nnd Ml s Anna llallornn , of Omaha. PlatUmoiith Journal : Judge Uussoll solemnized a marriage ceremony this morning nbout which there clustered more or less minutiiu of interest. The parties were S. W. U. Schimonski aud Miss Anna E. Hallorun. both of Omaha. The groom is a gentleman of slender build , sixty-soven years of ago , with small chin beard and mustache as white as winter's snow , wiulo Ids whitening head was tlngnd with a vanishing shade of brown. He is u citizen of Omaha , but formerly lived about thruo miles fcOHtli of Dollovuu , , whore he lias extensive real estate DOS.- ecssiou * ud U reported , to be quite wealthy. Report says that ho Is I Prussian baron , but that all intercourse with his family was savored on account of a former marriage. The bride Is u most buvom brunette of twenty-eight years , was somewhat richly attired and lives in Omaha , but was formerly , it Is said , a resident of Lincoln. The matrimonial aspirants came down from Onuha on thu DoO : K. C. train , accompanied by Ed Shaw , of Omaha , who attended ( Item in the marrlagu service vice- boon after their arrival , a Journal scribe being called upon as a witness. ' 1 ho ceremony occurred at 10 a. in , and the happy eouplo repaired to the Perkins house to await thu 0:1 : ! ) train north. PAUTISANS IX FAI.aH GUISK. They 1'nok ( ho Non-l'nrtNnn School Itonrd Convention. The non-partisan meeting at the rooms of the board of education last evening was packed by a crowd of partisan roustabouts , whom " " among were "ilodgo" Coolny , Mike Meauoy , Dan O'Koefo ' , Blackburn , Wlgnlnsuiid Moriurlty. They wont there for the purpose , and suc ceeded in accomplishing It , of breaking up the meeting ami preventing action by it. By actual count ninety-six per sons were prudent. W. V. Mor.su was chosen chairman and Mr. Foivsyth sccro- tarv. William Wallace obtained the floor before any ouu ol.se had an opportunity and said that tlio convention ought to have been called after the republican ! * and democrats bad nominated their candidates and ought to select nine out of their nominees. By apparently previous arrangement Mr. Mnrmritv was immediately on Ills feet when iVlr. Wallace concluded and ondor.M'd the sentiment ol the last speaker , llu asserted that it would bo folly to put a ticket in the field before the parly conventions had been hold , llu inquired by what au thority this meeting had been called , any way. Mr. Powell said that ho was one of these who called the meeting and ho con tended that the meeting was called by proper authority. He handed the call to SeorotTy Forsyth , who read it. Henry Gibson then succeeded in raining the Hoar and spoku at length. Ho asked the pertinent question why had the charter been so passed that it separates the school elec tion from the political election and places it one month later ? The manliest purpose - pose was lo .separate it from polities. It was al.so plain that it bad boon the inten tion of ( he legislature to make it possible for women to vote , and till. * could only bo done by separating the school election from the city election. If liu had his way half the school board would be composed of ladies. This sentiment was applauded by iho ten or twelve ladies who wore present. A motion was then made to proceed to the nomination of nine candidates for the .school boaid. Immediately one of the partisan interloper ; moved to adjourn. Mr. Murtinovifch said that the motion to adjourn came from tho. same crowd wliich had defeated the purpose of the last meeting and which was hero for the same object. Some confusion thuiuupon ensued , but thu chair put the motion to nominate candidates and thus stopped the talk. The chair declared the motion , which was voted upon by acclamation , to bo lost. A division was called for anil re sulted in a count of ! ? ) in favor of pro ceeding to nominate and 51 against. A motion to adjourn until to-morrow night for the purpose of .selecting , from the eighteen nominees put forward by the two parties , niuo who should bo con sidered as non-partisan candidates , was carried. Joined tlio Mn.jorlty. William Regan , two years and seven months old , son of Mary A. Kegan , died yesterday at 707 Pierce street. Tlio re mains will bo sent to Vail , la. , for burial. A year ago Mrs. Hegan was widowed and eight mouths ago she lost another son. William Dyer , nineteen years old , died at St. Joseph's hospital yesterday of heart dibca.se. He has a brother in the city who , until recently , lived at Eigh teenth and St. Mary's avenue , lie was in the hospital three days. Dentil of nira. IMiiIip CnsHldy. The name of Philip Cassidy , bo famil iar to tlio old settlers of this county for years , is vividly called to mind now. It comes with sorrow , because it is the an nouncement of the death of the widow of the household. Mrs. Cassidy departed this lifo yesterday morning , at the ripe ago of seventy-live. For thirty-three years she and her husband have boon in this county , and their names wore house hold words with the oid settlors. The funeral will take place on Saturday , from the family residence. District Court Cases. The following now cases have boon commenced in tno district court : Henry A. Noycs vs E. P. Seymour and the unknown heirs of E. P. Seymour , to quiet title in thn southeast quarter of the northwest nuarter.of section 0 , township M , Douglas county. Max Moycr ot al vs Evans ot nl , case on appeal from the county court. Personal J. L. Kaloy , of Hod Cloud , is in the city.Dr. Dr. N. B. Larah and W. F. Canally , of Nebraska City , are at the Piuton , J. W. Webster , Sam MeClay , J. A. Walton , J. ( i. While and I. 1. Imhou" , well known citizens and ollicialu of Lin coln. nro in the city examining certain improvements in tlio metropolis with a view of adopting them in the capi tal city. Joseph Norris , delegate to the Interna tional llorscslioers' convention hold at Dufl'ulo , returned homo yesterday. Ho brought with him some sample sheen made in the "champion" mutches. They nro about the worse specimens over ham- mcicd , and can bo soon at Watson Drorf. shop on Harnoy struct. The following Nebraskans , among oth ers , are in thn citv Eli Plunimor , Lin coln ; Samuel M. Chapman , Plattsmouth ; J. L. Kalev. Hud Cloud ; J. P. Smith , Schuylor ; W. A. Moars , John Clark , Albion ; August V. Kautz , Fort Niobrara. Fell From a KuufTolil. A. D. Daufman , a carpenter , foil from a scaffold yesterday afternoon on - North Twenty third street , striking on his head and shoulders. He received a gahh oil his head and was fiorioucly jarred. l HllllllP. The Commercial hotel on South Ninth btreet has changed hands , Mr. John K. Stilling assuming the management yes terday. Mr. Stilling was for five years connected with Duncan & Co. . and will thoroughly overhaul and renovate the Commercial. _ EVERY LADY who clcfelres u i > < Tffct CORSET FORM AND FIT should ueiirorlu. will oH ? li tk kll. Ul. ( . NOKClVTUt COUCT W. W u4 t'.t ferkit St. , CklMl.