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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , OCTOBER 16 , 1887.-TWELVB PAGES ,
KELLEY , STIGER & CO.
40 Robes , actual value $18.00. Your
choice at this ealo for $11.60.
22 Robes , actual value , and never
ehown for ICBI than $30.00. Your chico
pn Monday at $13.60.
34 Paris unmade costume robes * Our
tncn exclusive styles. Latest shades , at
$18.50 , $22.60 , $27.50. Tltey cannot be du
JmiKH'tcd Soutache Jiraidcd Combina
tion Robes , only a few remain to select
from Monday. Price$18.00. The nov
elty of the Season.
Tricot Cloths Our price * always the
loieext. On Monday , Wool Tricot cloths
at $18c per yard ; all shades , including
black. They will not hut long at this
48 inch French IfdbiC Cloth in all tlio
Jiow shades , $1.2-5 , worth $1.75.
Double width , all wool Dress Flannels ,
JWc per yard ; plain and mixed colorings ,
sold elsewhere at 60c.
64 inch Tricot cloth , All Wool , on
Monday , at 76u , worth $1.2-5.
All wool CWinicrc Scryesand Diagonals
in all the new shades. For this sale
wo show them at GOc. They equal any
thing heretofore ode red at 85c.
48-inch English chocks Stripes and
Fancy mixtures on Monday 50o per
Remember this SrncrAL BAUOAIN
SALK. Oim PRICES ALWAYS THIS LOW
FURS. FURS. FURS.
Wo have just opened our second de
livery of New Furs , and are now pre
pared to show a very extensive assort
ment , comprising Fur Sots , Muffs and
Fur trimmings in all the most desirable
and fashionable Furs.
FDRS AND MUFFS
Otter , Nutria , Black Bear , Skunk ,
Black Marten , Red Fox , Lynx , Cut
Back , Lynx Back , Lynx Belly , Black
Lynx , Australian Opossum , etc. , etc.
MUFFS. MUFFS. MUFFS.
Lynx Back. Lynx Belly , Black Lynx ,
Beaver , Alaska Seal , Black Martin ,
Monkey , Brown Coon , Natural Coon.
Dyed Muskrat , Nutria , American and
Australian Opossum , Silver Hare ,
Black Hare , Black Coney , Seal Plush ,
etc. , etc.
Lynx back } lynx billoyblack lynx ,
silver fox , red fox , Chinchilla , black
Marten , natural beaver , nutria , Aus
tralian and American oppossum , silver
hare , blue coney , black coney. Inspec
tion and comparison will prove that our
prices are the lowest. .
BUTTON ' , BUTTONS , BUTTONS.
Our stock In' this department is com
plete , comprising nil the latest novelties
In cut steel , hand chnscd metal , pearl ,
Ivory , jet , hand crochet , silk turn mo
hair tailor buttons , etc. , etc.
NOVELTY TRIMMING BRAIDS.
Wo are showing tin endless variety in
nil the latest and most desirable novel-
tics , in nil shades , comprising' novelty
mohair and president braids , silk cord
novelty trimmings and braids , motalio
novelty braid in steel , gold , etc. , atlas
and two toned mohair braids , novelty
and President braid setts , novelty silk
cord setts , etc. , etc.
BEADED SETTS AND BEADED
We are showing n beautiful assort
ment in this line. Black , steel , and
iridccent beaded setts and pannols to
match. Black , steel and iridecont
beaded ornaments in various sizes , in
all shades. Inspection will prove that
our prices cannot be approached.
CLOAKS , CLOAKS , CLOAKS.
Wo arc showing nn elegant line of
Misses Newmarkets in melton cloths ,
both plain and mixed goods with capes
and hoods ranging in prices from $4.75
to $20.00. Also a choice selection of all
the latest cloths and styles in Misses
cloaks with grctchen skirts , plush lined
hoods , &c. And to show the low prices
which wo are making on these goods wo
name a.fow. A line of brown melton
cloths with collar and capo trimmed
with Astractau to match In sizes from
4 to 12 yenrs. Price $3.2o. Rise 60ets.
A line black and groy plaids , capo ,
collar and cuffs trimmed with black
braid , bolt and fancy buckle , sixes from
4 to 10 years. Prlco $4.00. Rise 60cts.
A line plaids brown and black , Nor
folk pattern Astrachan collar , cuffs and
belt , 4 to 12 years. Price $5.00. Rise
A line gray and white mixed mplloj
cloths , hood satin lined , grey Astrachaa
collar , cuffs and 1 > olt , Grotchon uliirt ,
sizes from 2 to 12 years. Price $4.75t
Rise 60 cts.
A line elegant brown AHrtiobim
boucle cloths , red plush lined jhooq
with belt kilted skirt , sizes ( ram 4 to.13
years. Prlco $7.00. Rise 75 cts.
Also styles and cloths too numerous tp
montiun on which wo are making dd
oidedly low prices and fcol these good0
merit the attention of the closest buy *
ors. Coino and examine our cloak do *
partmont. We are daily making addi
tions in the way of choice things lu
plush wraps , Nownwrkot3Raglaua , otoj
and our prices defy competition.
Corner Dodge and Fifteenth streets.
CLARA'S CAUSTIC CRAYON-
of Life's Sunshine and
Shadow in New York.
A BRIEF HOUR IN FRENCHTOWN.
KOKIIS IJIooniH nnd Balms for ( lie Hulls
of Bounty Timely Advice oil
the Subject , "How to
Cliooso aVlflj. . "
NEW Youic , Oct. 16. [ SpccialJCorres-
pondonco of the BEE. ] One tif the news
headings in a journal that lies before
ino says that William E. Brockway , the
forger , has been released from a service
'of three years and seven months in
Btate prison. My first sensation of shock
I is that I am that much older than I was
vtvlien I first saw Broadway. Ho was no
acquaintance of mine , I hasten to
[ write ; and yet I was most politely
. .thrown . against him in an assemblage of
i vealth and Cushion. It ; 7l3 at the acad-
'tcmy of music on a grand opera night.
A party of UH wore in u box. Into the
nd join ing ono came a tall , venerable
Booking man , wearing the conventional
evening costume of a gentleman. The
fact that Uo was all alone and remained
po through more than half the
performance served to fix iny at
tention on him. IIiul ho been
accompanied by a woman or two , ho
would have passed unnoticed for ono of
Iho many who bought boxes for the oc
casion. Ho listened intently to the
jnusic nnd keenly watched the acting.
At length a man whom I know as Chief
lutcctive Byrnes came along , stopped
"to talk a minute with the old man and
vent away. Then I asked a companion
who the , solitary devotee of music was ,
nnd he'sought Byrnes to find out. Ho
froon came back with the information
that our noxt-box neighbor was Brock-
way , the notorious forger , and that ho
Xvas to bo sentenced on the following
pnorning. Ho had pleaded guilty on
one of a do/.on indictments , and had
' 7 > argaincd with the government pros
ecutors to give up a lot of bogus platen ,
if they would let him on * with a single
frontence. This was his last day out on
) > ail. Ho was an ardent lover of opera ,
jind ho chose to spend his farewell even-
dug in its enjoyment. And hardly a
man in the audience looked more like a
bolid respectable citizen.
, TUOU1IUCS Ol'THK 1HCH.
If the truly good people of Now York
vero to shiver every time they touched
elbows with the wicked in fashionable
jilacos , the town would bo chock full of
. The bad ones are so audacious ,
ome envious chap , with a rather artis-
tie pencil , lias for a week past annoyed
the Astern and Vanderbilts by chalking
clllgles of the ladies of those families
uii the door stops of their houses. The
caricatures had every evidence of ex
treme haste , showing that the midnight
portraiture was by somebody who didn't
tic-sire to bo caught at it. Ho used his
crayon with skill enough to produce
recognizable likenesses , however , and
the poses were not pleasant. Ho nightly
ehlftcd his sK > t , and so managed to
elude the vigilance of the private wateh-
inon who guard these houses of million-
nircism. He seems to have known when
to stop , too , for after arrangements had
boon made to capture him ho did not re-
A FRENCH COI.OtfY.
Well , the rich could avoid much of
their consnieuout'iiess if they would
eotfk quiet joys. For instance , within
half an hour's ride of Xe\v York city is
a colony that might well bo called LH-
tlo Franco. M > thoroughly and distinctly
Is it French in almost every resncct the
visitor might Imagine himself in the
suburbs of Paris. An artist and ini
idler wont out there last Sunday.
The artist had been there before and
lie piloted the idler through the little
village and along a crooked lane to a
house that stood in the middle of a
The Bronx flowed bybctween stone
vails that had been built to prevent the
banks from falling in and choking the
gentle little river to death. At least ,
the artist who had been there and
know all about it , said it flowed , but a
tlead leaf on the surface remained In
the same 8Kt | until the whole bottle of
claret was gone. Three ducks near the
opposite side enjoyed themselves also.
Tnov tipped forward and stood on their
heads upon the bottom of the river , and
waggled their tails absurdly in the air
for u minute at a time. The idler would
liavo wishud he were n duck if the
water had not been so muddy. The art
ist called attention to the picturesque
bits of scenery , and said the whole
thing was just like a section of France
dropped down on the edge of Now York
city. The idler called attention to some
boats and proposed a row down -the
river. The artist who hail been there be
fore and knew there was a. current , said
lie didn't want to row , but lie would KO
nlong if the idler wanted tome exorcise
to got up an appetite for the dinner that
the Innkeeper promised to have ready
under the trees at noon. And so the
idler achieved a feat that the admiral
of the king's navy couldn't perform
i he navigated the Bronx. When ho got
back ho didn't blame the admiral.
It was picturesque iuul beautiful be
1 tween the banks of the little river. The
trees funned arches 'over the stream
' , inost of the way , and . -sometimes the
> \'ill6ws \ drooped. bO'luw that the voy >
ageurs had to push the dripping foliage
out of their way. Just below the inn is
a picnic ground about fifty yards in dlr
ameter , where the socialists sometimes
go when they want to have
A QUIET TIME WITH MUSIC AND DKEK.
They carry their own provender and
spread their luncheon on tables under
the trees. At the end of each table is a
crotched arrangement for supporting a
beer keg , and each family party has its
own keg of beer on tap. Formerly the
grounds wore within the limits of Now
York city , and freedom of musio and
beer was somewhat restricted. But the
proprietor was a man fertile in re
sources. Ho discovered that when the
Bronx river was made the dividing line
between Now York and Wcstchosler
county , it was stipulated that all islands
should bo considered as wholly in West-
chestcr. What was simpler than tote
to make nn island of his little fifty-yard
park ? A ditch a few feet wide dug
around the park , deep enough to let the
waters of the Bronx through , removed
the Sunday picnic from the jurisdiction
of the puritans of New York , and the
beer Hews in the park as peacefully and
freely as water in the Bronx.
When the voyageurs returned up the
river , they heard the Hermitage boll
calling them to dinner. The landlord
served a little French dinner on the
table under a big tree. The artist and
the idler followed the example of other
diners in the garden and removed their
vests and collars. They took as much
, ime as they pleased for each course.
Nobody seemed to be in a hurry , and
oven the waiters moved with a dclibora-
ion that was restful. The idler had
discovered by rowing ; : , } blrcam , and
Middling in crooked places , that there
vas a current in the Bronx , and
10 needed rest. While they were at
dinner , they watched two young men
Hid two young women playing some
nild French game. The artist aid one
of the young women was very graceful
n her movements , and ho interrupted
, ho progress of many a morsel towards
, ho idler's mouth by enthusiastically cal-
ing attention tea pose , which ho said was
unconscious , or exclaiming , "look at
, hat action ! Isn't it characteristically
jYonchV You never see that charming
recdom of action , that coquettish , un
studied grace in any but a French wo-
nan. I toll you this whole thing is just
ike a scone in Franco. " The idler
subsequently discovered that the young
woman was German. '
Professor Barren is a man who at-
Lompted a practical joke on the girls of
"our best society. " He has failed. Ho
sent out circulars tolling that at a place
in Fifth avenue , ho had opened an as-
Lhotic gymnasium , where the belles of
the town might got exercise by means
of u machine of his own invention. Ho
adopted high llown methods of announ
cement , used several influential names ,
and at one time seemed likely to got
many pupils. But a fatal mistake was
his. When investigators called , they
wore shown an apparatus , with handles
and weights so arranged that a girl
could work up her muscles no doubt.
"You will observe , " ho would sny ,
"that the exercise is precisely that of a
woman at a washtub , and I assure you
that half nn hour a day at this delight
ful work will give you v health and
bloom second to no washerwoman in the
Did that recommend it to modish
favor ? Not at all. It condemned it in
stantly. Fifth avenue's belles would
prefer oven the blush of rouge to that of
simulating' washerwoman's labor.
THE CIIKMISTUY OP COSMKTIU8.
Ignorance of the chumistry of cos
metics sometimes leads to embarrass
ment. Some of the bogus blooms 'are
made of materials that will change
color under certain conditions. Helm
I.ockwood once the women's candidate
for president discovered this peculiar
ity in the compound which had been
sent to her for trial. I have it from an
eye-witness that she was at Mount
Clemens , Mich. , on a lecture tour , and
was to appear in the evening before a
critical audience. To save time , she
made up her face , neck and arms in the
afternoon , intending to wear a decol
lete rig on the platform. Then she
strolled around the place , and visited
the sulphur springs. It occurred
to her that u sulphur bath
would bo refreshing , and she
determined to sacrifice the make
up. She went in and when she came
out , she was colored a purplish black. It
wouldn't come off , either. Liberal ap
plications of ammonia and vigorous
scrubbing only reduced her neck from
full-blootlod congo to mulatto color.
Powder lent a ghastly pallor to her
face , and a high nock dress with a
ruffled collar hid the rest. The lecture
was delivered , but the now bloom didn't
got an endorsement. A similar calam
ity befell the prettiest girl at White
Sulphur Springs last season. She used
some cream to give that marble white
ness , so generally admired by partners
in the waltz. A sulphur bath dyed her
a royal purple , and sue had to invent r.Vt
manner of ingenious fibs for n v.'cok to
account for her close conln.omont ! to her
room. In her frantic nltompts to re
move the stain , -Oie. wore off patches of
skin and omliired much torture.
UtMV TO L'HOOSK A WIKK.
Seine old doctor of divinity wrote a
book entitled "How to Choose a Wife. "
The rules that the dear old man laid
down work well in buying a Christmas
turkey , but the essayist know little of
the intricacies of fumalo character , or
ho would have realized how easy it waste
to simulate the attributes which ho
considered tu-cos ary for u perfect wife. .
Tcndornccs is bno of the virtues that
any stony-hearted coquette can affect.
The- ancientdi.vitio had evidently
w.uitod for u lady.to dress , for lie wou-
tioncd the desirability of expedition in
the matters of thd toilet. I once know
a girl who would go to her room at 2
o'clock and make every preparation for
elegant street attire all but putting on
her 1 liat. That was because at 6 she
was going to drive with an ancient
adorer whom she wanted to catch. Over
all her paraphernalia she put a touch
ing i loose wrapper. William Henry
would arrive ,
"OhI my goodness , " would cry the de
ceitful fair ono , "I didn't dream it was
so late , but I'll be ready in one minute. "
Then , to the surprise and delight of
the gentleman , she would return in no
time , putting on her gloves , and ho
would subsequently toll his friends that
no girl who ever lived could dress as
quickly as his Mnry Ann. Ho married
her , and during the honeymoon ho dis
covered the fraud. The mere crimping
of the expeditious dresser's hair was the
business of an hour.
"Bcwaro of the girl who speaks dis
respectfully to her mother , or harshly
to her little brother , " says Pa Ponta-
cost. Mr. Beau must board in the fam
ily to get at the true inwardness of
"Mother dear , wont you stop hero a
minute , please ? " siifgs out the gentle
daughter , and when the weary old lady
shuts the door on the admiring swain ,
who sucks his cane on the parlor sofa
ho does not hear the sweet girl say" :
"Now , if you haven't ironed mo a col
lar , you just run down stairs as quick as
you know how. The idea of my having
to wait , when you knew ho was coming.
You're enough to provoke a saint. "
Then thn geutlc sir.tG" says to Tommy
before company : "Hero , "you blessed
babv , come with sisy to get some cook-
cs1 ' and she finishes the Bonlonco ill
the pantry. "Now , choke yourself , you
little beast. If you dare coipo into the
parlor again this evening , , ! ' ! ! take your
3ars off the minute Mr. Pratt goes'
away , " and Tommy steals around and
begs Mr. Pratt never to leave the prem
ises , as his life depends on his staying.
IF I WKUK A YOUNG MAN
seeking a life partner , I would intro
duce the girl of my heart to a score of
actors. I would give her flirtatious
proclivities a wide opening. It is an
nwful thing for a man to marry and
learn that his pretty little wife will sit
beside him and flirt with Tom , Dick
and Harry , as I sec them in theaters ,
and cars , concerts mid congregations.
It is a good plan to examine Alttria's
mother pretty closely in many ways be
fore committal. The condition of the
old lady will lot you into the treatment
she has received , and if you want to
know how your Dulcina will pan out in
ton or twenty years from date , inspect
the interior of Mrs. Del Tobosa.
"Beauty is but skin deep , " but alas ,
mankind is more given to top dressing
than to the solid treasures beneath the
surface , and. the pretty , frivolous girl's
chances are ten to one against that ex
cellent woman who has cross eyes. A
friend of mine was engaged to n fine
looking girl whoso peculiar formation
of face was condoned by the freshness
of youth and the glow of health. The
lady's mother was in the country , but
one day she got homo and Jeremiah
lifted up his voice in lamentation. The
projecting chin of his lady love , with
the bewitching dimple , was a horrible
jaw to contemplate on the mother-in-
law. The aquiline and delicate nose of
the fair girl was a smeller formidable
to anticipate as poked into his domestic
"She's u terror , " said ho to mo. "she
looks like a nut cracker. To think of
that nose and chin on the next pillow
for the best of my life is enough to make
mo swear I'll never go to bed. "
I am fully prepared for a broach of
promise suit against Jeremiah , but if
the old lady testifies in person , any
twelve men will bring in Jeremiah jus
A fractious , nervous temperament is
denoted by a lanky , lean person. The
lusthctic lass who can wear umbrella
cases for dress sleeves is apt to be sour and
cranky. As a woman grows older , n
comfortable , jolly einboniioint is con
ductive to goo < l looks. There is an al
gebraic beauty about Susan B. An
thony , but whoever visits a woman's
parliamentary convention , with a vari
able cut off and full head of steam , will
see how plump and pleasing Mrs. Eliza
beth duly Stanton is , nnd realize how
she came to bo a Mrs. , and why Susan
will bo a Miss to the end of the cht.pter.
BKLU- : .
Maurice Strako&ch , the famous im
presario , is dead in Paris. Ho brought
out Adolina Patti nnd her sister Car.-
lotta. When they were very you.rg ho
heard Adolina sing , and from that mo
ment she became the protege of Mr.
Strakosch. She wo , educated at his ex
pense , and it vas regarded by him as
one of the triumphs of his li/e that ho
discovered and gave to the world this
queen of song. Ho was a tall , white-
haired , fine-looking old gentleman , and
must have been nearly seventy years of
ago. The last trip ho made through
this country was about .threo years ago ,
with the Clara Louise Kellogg concert
company. _ _
A n.ittle-Suai-i'fil Charger.
Chicago News : N.B.Morton , of Rog-
ersArk.nn , old confederate soldierowns
an old brown lior e that was ridden out
into the war by Hugh Bartlett , of
Cooper county. During the war Bart
lett sold him to Stephen Allison , who
rode him during the rest of the service ,
and returned him to Cooper county ,
where Morton bought him. The horse ,
was wounded in the battle of Nuwtonia ,
Mo , , but is in good shape yet nnd doing
good service. Ho is supposed to bo not
less , tban , tljU'tj jea.r § olii , .
A VIEW OF SUNNY ITALY ,
A Prosperous Country and a Proud
FROM MILAN TO NAPLES.
The Army of tlie Country The Imws
of the Jjiunl Clnlins of German
VKNICE , Oct. 3. [ Correspondence of
the BEK. ] Italy is quite as full of fcol-
diers to-day , and they are as nctivo , as
her fleas , and this is baying a good deal ,
for there is no place in the world that
can produce as many fleas as can Italy
in the summer. The soldiers are seen
in promiscuous places , and great num
bers , from the moment the visitor en
ters Milan till ho leaves Naples. The
whole Mediterranean and Adriatic
coasts are being patrolod by soldiers.
On every precipice , jotting rock over-
ooking the sea , at every road crossing ,
in the fields , about the farm-houses , sol-
dicrs arc seen ; . They Hash into view at
every turn of the railroad , wherever
one looks. ' Like mushrooms , they
spring up from the earth in the morning
and like figuree , against the sky , they
can bo seen by moonlight.
Every railroad station from Milan to
Naples is mdepot for soldiers. Straw is
upon the floora/of the buildings or tents
are on the butside. Stacks of arms can
bo seen and bcores of warrio-rs i ' 9
lounging , while otherskeop up a steady
pace as sentinels. Their sword bayo
nets and needle rifles glisten in the
sunlight , anditho men cyo passengers
closely at ? every incoming train. Of n
trainmaster I inquired what all the sol
diers were doing along the Medi
terranean coast , and , after shrugging
his shoulders a moment , ho told the in
"Thoy are doing nothing. _ Uavo
l > eon hero many days. We are tired of
them. They want to light , but have no
one to shoot at. "
Another Italian made this explana
"Italy is trying to fortify herself and
A BKTTKIl AUJIY ,
and her troops have been very active ,
moving about for sonic months. The
authorities always explain the presence
of troops in any locality when the news
papers mention it saying 'tho troops are
exercising. ' No one outside the coun
sels of the king knows what it means ;
but Italians generally believe a war is
imminent between Franco and Ger
many , and that when it begins Italy
will be drawn into it. Italy snatched
her freedom from France when she had
her war with Prussia , in 1870. The
termination was as uiibatisfactory
to Italians as the surrender
of the French at Paris to
Germany was to Frenchmen. The
Louvre and other places of art at Paris
and elsewhere in Franco , contain many
Italian treasures , trophies showing that
Napoleon conquered and held us as his
subjects , and if wo over got a chance
they will bo recovered. I can not see
how a war could long prevail between
France andGermany under the existing
feeling in Italy , without our being
drawn into it. The moment the French
attempt to cross our boundary or occu
py neutral waters she will find Italy on
top of her. And when Italy lights
France it will bo for something more
than the immediate cause of war. "
In Rome I found work of improve
ment progressing on her thirty-seven
forts , and work going ahead on now
forts and walls. Fifteen thousand sol
diers are stationed in that city , scarcely
larger than Wellington , the capital of
the United States , which has usually
about four or five companies of soldiers.
Italy has HOO.OOO active ( regular ) sol
diers in her service , and 3,000,000 men
who can ho called into the Held. Her
navy is proportionately large. All are
good lighters. They bear that same
superstitions iiotion to-day that the
Italian soldier did during the time of
Christ that tjieiv cause was a religious
ono and should bo fought for to the
death. ThW think it is.-divine to die
when struggling fo the supremacy of a
TUB. VrALlxi'UIVATB SOMmiH
is iiOt imposing in appearance. The
oiflcors , h6wevor , are a lino-looking
body of men. Tall , usually youngbright-
oycd and handsoino , with good disci
pline , a high sen o of duty , makes them
the best of fighters. As n body the Ital
ian soldiers Appear hotter than the
French. They are well uniformed ,
splendidly 'armed and magnificently
drilled. Thojv are healthy and have no
desire for anything but an enemy and
an order to movo. Like Germany and
many othorEuropean countries , nomalo
who id able to servo is exempt from n
term of military service in Italy. The
nobility may hire substitutes for the enforced -
forced regular service , but they must
servo in case of war. Every man who
expects Italian protection must light for
Italy , bo he at homo or abroad , when
needed. The term of service when na
tives bccomo citizens gives Bitch n
thorough course of training that it may
bo said that the three million now sub
ject to call are trained soldiers.
Italians uro proud of the financial and
commercial conditions of their country ,
their govornraentand their people. They
point with the greatest pride to the
' military and civio king , the late Victor
'Emanuel , and swear by the patriotism
of their late great leader , Garibaldi ,
who was what General Grant was to
America , in battle. The strength of
their army and navy to-day is a proud
matter to every citizen of Italy. Franco
conquered the country by unequal num
bers , and when Italy finally , wrested
herself from the republic she was vastly
inferior in the matter of numerical
numbers. There are yet no great cen
ters of population in Italy ,
only two cities as largo ns the
capital of the United States. But the
Country is densely populated now , is
out of war debt , has a real ruler , a big
fighting force , and it has been almost
as many years since a war hero as in
America. As Italy is a fighting nation ,
has complicated coastwise and internal
as well as international commerce , and
has a hatred for Franco , as well as a do-
biro to mix into the affairs of other
snarling nations , it would seem a pretty
dilllcult thing for her to do , even though
she tried , to keep out of trouble in the
event of war between any of the quar
THE LAWS OK ITALY ,
the army or any part of it may be , anil
is now , used for the customs or any
other government or municipal service.
Moat of the cities have a special reve
nue tax , and the soldiers as well as the
gendarmerie are employed in this ser
vice. At every entrance to the city
arc soldiers and police , and they
stop every vehicle , train or street
car and look through the baggage
for dutiable goods. Usually they only
have respect to wines , liquors and
cigars. Nearly every commune ( coun
ty ) is trying to build up a wine indus
try , and besides the government tax
there is n municipal tax on goods from
Other communes. At Milan , Pisa ,
Genoa , Rome , Florence , etc. , I was
stopped every time I rode outside the
city limits and a search was made of
the vehicles to sco if I had wines ,
liquors or tobacco , incoming. These
exhibitions of uniforms , together with
those one sees in the country , along
roadways , rivers and the coast , not to
speak of the villages , when on the rail
ways , make ono believe Italy is very
much exorcised aboutj something or
everything at this time.
At Naples , which is the center of an
immense ) wine-producing district , and
where the waters of the Mediterranean
and Adriatic compote for commorcothe
scene is oven more , if possible , soldier
like than further north. If this rivalry
between Naples , Rome , Milan , Genoa ,
Florence , etc. , over the wine and olive
oil industries continues it will lead to a
warlike condition of affairs. Already
there is nothing of reciprocity or na
tional prido. Florentines andNeapolitnns ,
for instancodenounco , ono the wino the
other makes , and put up severe restrictions - .
tions against the sale of one's products
in the other's corporation. The same
btato of fooling exists throughout the
country. The principal cities of Italy ,
it will bo remembered , were at war for
centuries till the whole country was con
quered by France , and some of thatfcol-
ingwhich was smouldered by a foreign
power exists to-day. .Each municipality
has a blood , a society , a settlement of its
own , and each is distinct from the other.
A Roman is no more like a Pisan or a
Genoan than nn American is like a
Nova Scotian , and the lingo very fre
quently materially differs and varies by
localities. It is world-widely known
that the Romans are superior to all other
Italians. They are largoline of figure
with the original Roman noses , eyes ,
mouths and foreheads and are un
doubtedly superior intellectually ; yet a
Florentine would not socially commingle
with a Roman. Therefore , only a na
tional issue and war with a foreign
power would bring Italy fighting to
gether. Were the issue such as to give
room for division , there would bo di
visions , and there would bo empires
within a kingdom. There may bo rival
cities in the United States as , for in
stance , Chicago and St. Louis , Indian
apolis and Louisville but there no
deep-seated feeling exists. In Italy it
is constitutional ; the rivalry in business
and politics is inherent. But with the
exception of France , thers is no country
in the universs-bO anxious to fight some
body , some thing , as Italy.
Hero much is heard about the
CLAIMS OF GKItJrAN BUJUKCTB
in Franco that insults are daily being
visited upon them. Italians are , of
cour.se , prejudiced against Franco , just
like the latter is prejudiced against
Germany , but they have a faculty of
distinguishing between meat anil a
hand-saw. They believe German sub
ject are treated Indignantly in Franco.
While I was in Paris a few days agoIn
a number of instances I saw and heard
evidences of French hatred for Germany
in the very face of German subjects. I
baw a party of Frenchmen drink to the
strength of the republic and the hope
that she would revenge horsulf upon
Germany , within the hearing , if not the
view , of German gentlemen at a cafe ,
and many instances more flagrant
whore Frenchmen attempted to preci
pitate a rqw with Germans were re
ported to mo.
As a country , Italy is quite prosperous
now. The taxes Imvo been lightened ,
indebtedness liquidated , and u
largo 'number of industries are
springing up. It is true , the flail
instead of the thresher is used for tak
ing the wheat and oats from the straw ,
and the plow of the fourteenth century
is yet employed ; but the hills are cov
ered witu olive trees and cattle , the
valleys with grain , vegetation , vineyards -
yards , and lemon and other fruit trees ;
the wine of Italy is as good us that of
Franco , and the government and. the
church are separate inetitutldns. Even
it UN ? verysajiu and- sun do produce.
fleas which attempt to destroy an Amer
ican's comfort , and roach a high degrco
of success ; oven if the face of things do
look warlike , art is advancing ,
thousands of magnificent buildings are
being constructed , and n new era for
Italy ia being entered upon.
P. S. UK ; ATII.
Westminster Presbyterian Church.Trolcll's
Hall , Lcnvcnworth street , near Twont.v-
sovcnth. Preaching nt lOiUOa. in. nnil 7:110 :
p. m. Sunday school at 12 in.
Third Conprcpatlonnl church , corner of
Nineteenth mid Spruce strcctH A. U. Pcnnl-
mnn , pastor. Services nt 100 : ! ! a. in. mid 70 : ! !
p. in. Sunday school nt noon. Giuctlng
First Methodist Episcopal church , on
Davcnjwrt between Seventeenth unil Eigh
teenth T. M. House , pastor. Preaching nt
10:30 : n. in. and 7:30 : p. m. Morning topic by
rqeuest : "Faith Cnro. " Sunday school nt
2:30 : p.m. Young people's meeting at 0:30 :
p. in. Scuts free ; all welcome.
Sunday morning.Kov. Clinrles W. Savhlpo.
of the Seward street M. E. church , will
preach upon "Repentance. " In the evening
his subject will bo "Christina Manliness. "
South West Presbyterian church , corner
Iiouvcnworth mid Twentieth streets David
II. Kerr , pastor. Services ut 11 n. m. and
7:30 : p. m. Sabbath school at 12:15 : in. Young
peoples' meeting at 0:45 : p. in. Touchers'
meeting Wednesday , 8:30 : p. in. General
prayer meeting Wednesday 7:30 : p.m.
Hanscom Park M. E. churrh Preaching
every Sabbath , 10:30 : n. m mid 7:30 : p. in. Sun
day school 12 m. Class meeting 0:45 : p. m.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday nt 7:110 :
p. m. You are cordially invited to attend the
nbovc services if not n member of any other
Kountzc Memorial Evanpclical Lutheran ,
corner of Sixteenth nnd Harncy streets
ev. J. S. Detweilcr , pastor. Church ser-
vicer nnd preaching by the pastor at 10:30 :
a. m and 7:30 : p. m.
Hillside Congregational church , Omalia
View Key , H. C. Crane , pastor. Sunday
school changed to 11:45 : n. m. Preaching nt
10:30 : , appropriate to "D.iy of Prayer for Sun
day schools. " Rev. E. N. Dyer , of Sandwich -
wich , 111. , will have part in the service.
Presbyterian church , corner Dodpo nnd
Seventeenth streets Rev. W. J. llnrsha
pastor. Services 10:30 : u. in. nnd 7:30 : p. in. ;
prenching by the pastor. Sunday school nt
close of morning worship. Young peoples'
meeting Monday evening at 70. : ! !
German Lutheran church , 1005 South
Twcntietli street E. J. Frese , pastor. Ser
vice every Sunday nt 10 a. in. biluUay school
at 2 p. in.
Unity church , Seventeenth nnd Cnss
streets Rev. W. E. Copcland pastor. Ser
vices at 11 a. m. and 7:30 : p. m. Sunday school
nt 12:15. Subject of evening conversation ,
"Theosophy and Occultism. "
Both-Eden Baptist church Rev. H. L.
House , pastor. Preaching by the pastor ut
4:15 p.m. at St. Mary's Avenue Congrega
tional church. Sabbath school nt II p. in.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 7:30. :
Strangers cordially welcome.
The Central United Presbyterian church-
Rev. John Williamson , pastor. Seventeenth
street between Dodge and Capitol avenue.
Services ut 10:30 : a. m. and 7:80 p. m. Sub
ject in the morning : "Tho Pastor's Inquiry ; "
in the evening "Tho Believer's Security. "
Sabbath school at 12 m. All are invited.
Park Avenue Uuitedyrcsby tcrian church-
Rev. J. A. Henderson , pastor. Corner Park
avenue and Grant street Preaching in the
morning at 10:30 : nnd evening nt 7:30 : , by the
pastor. Sabbath school nt noon. Prayer
meeting Wednesday evening at 7:30. : You
First United Presbyterian church. Rev.
E. B. Graham , pastor. 012 North Eighteenth
street. Public worship nt 10:30 : u. m , and
7:30 : p. m. Sabbath school at noon.
Calvary Baptist church on Saundcrs , near
Cuming. Preaching by the pastor , Rev. A.
W. Clark , ut 10:80 : a. m. and 7:30 : p. m.
Morning subject : "What Do Baptists Be-
lievoi" Evening subject : "Tho Divinity of
Christ. " Sunday school at 11:45 : u. m.
Rev. W. J. Harshn will preach Sabbath
evening in the Dodge sticct church on "Ab
staining from All Apuearanu of Evil. "
North Omaha Baptist Mission , meeting ut
Cane's new store building on Twenty-fourtli
street , north of Lnko In ICount/o Place
Rev. F. W. Foster , pastor of missions. Reg
ular Sunday services ut 11 a. m. and 7:150 :
p. m. Sunday school nt 13. Tko public cOJ
St. Mark's Lutheran Corner nortq
Twenty-first nnd Burdett streets. Rev ,
George- . Schrinor , pastor. Morning service ,
10:30 : ; "Tho Holy Communion , Evening Bor <
vice , 7:30 : , subject : "The Early Christian
Church. " Sunday school 2:30 : p. in. Strung *
St. John's church Comer Franklin nnd
Twenty-sixth streets ; seats free Sunday
school U:45 : a. in. : Lttuny , sermon and holy
communion , 11 a m. Evening Prayer nltd
sermon ; 7:30 : p. m. Rector will preach at
both services. William Osgood Pearson ,
St. Mary's Avenue Congregational Hov.
Wiliard Scott will prcncli both morning and
evening ntlOHO : nnd 7:30 : o'clock. In the
evening the young people's choir will uisist
the i-lioir , singing gosppl hymns. Topic of
evening sermon : "Tho Cato ! Cities. " Sunday
school nt noon ; chapel schools at 3 o'clock.
Fisst Baptist church : Strangers' Sabbath
homo. Corner Fifteenth nnd Davenport
streets. Rev. A. W. Lainar , pastor. Preach
ing at 10:30 : a. m. nnd 7:80 : p. m. Young pee
ple's prayer meeting 0:45 : p. m. Morning
theme : "Christ in the Storm. " Evening
theme : "Tho Conversion of a Runaway
Slave. " This is the first of a scries of Sun
day evening sermons on bible conversions.
Sabbath school nt 13 in. Prayer mooting
Wednesday evening nt 7:80. : All are cordially
invited. Seats free.
Tabernacle First Congregational church.
1710 Capitol uveuuo : Services nt 10:1)0 : and
7:80. : led , nnd pi-endilng , by the pastor , Rov.
A. F. Shornll. Evening theme : "Tho
Chinese on the Pacific Const Their Service ,
Progress , Social nnd Moral Future. " Sab
bath school nt noon. All are welcome.
First Christian church , Twentieth and
Capitol avenue : Joseph II. Fey , LL. D. ,
pastor. Services to-day at 10:45. : Subject of
sermon : "Tho Parable of the Two Debtors. "
In the evening there will bo n Sunday school
concert nnd no sermon. Pruyor meeting on
Welsh Presbyterian : Services held nt tha
residence of Mr. J. Griftlth , 1712 Dodge
I street. Sunday school nt 2:80 : p.m. , preach-
I ingut 7:1X5 : p. m. by the pastor , Kov. W.
I Presbyterian church , No. 1010 Lake street :
Sabbath school at 2:80 : and preaching service
nt 4 o'clock p. m. to-day. Sermon by Rov.
I , William R. Henderson , of the Saunders
I Street church. Strangers especially welcomed
to all services.
j I ' *
Smngglliiff Chinese From Dritlsb
| Seattle Post-Intelligencer : The en
gineer nnd firemen wore in cahoots in
bringing Chinamen nctoss. Some of
' the other officers stood in , but wo kept
| it dark from old Captain Tom , or ho
would have spoiled the whole thing.
Wo had nn agent uptown who would
arrange for the Chinamen to como , and
would collect $25 each from them. Wo
could handle eight very comfortably , and
ns a Chinamen will gladly Buffer the
torments of the damned iu order to got
to America , wo had no trouble in stor
ing them ivway. They would como
aboard in the night , and
be put down in the cnbln ,
or some other convenient place ,
where they could rest comfortably until
we landed at Port Townsend , where the
customs officers searched the ship. Just
before reaching Townsend , the chief
engineer would have the flrcn in the
furnace banked , and put the Chinnnion
into the as-hpan , where they would re
main until the inspector wont ashore.
As BOOH as the olHcorg stopped ashore )
the signal would bo given , nnd the
almost roasted heathen would
bo dragged out and washed off with n
hose and allowed to return to the coal-
bunkers , where they were safe , and from
where they could got off at any port
they choose. Wo boys used to make
our upending money that way , and ,
thought it was all right. No trouble
would have- como /rom this had Bcochor
not had it in for the Anderson on act *
count of her opposition to hia Evangel ,
nnd hired spies and sneaks in Victoria :
to watch us and report by telegraph ,
what was going on.
G. W. Johnston nnd wife , of Fremont !
are guests at the Arcade.
1319 Farnam Street ,
Children's Cloak Stock !
While we pay a great deal of attention to our Ladies *
Cloaks , we also make CHILDREN'S CLOAKS A
SPECIALTY , and give this branch of the business much
time and care. We believe that wo can save you money on
your Cloaks , if you will but visit our store and examine our
stock. You would bo surprised if could know the number o
Ladies that have looked through , our stock of Children's
Cloaks and then looked all over town and como back to u3
and said : "You have the biggest , best and cheapest stock of
Cloaks in Omaha. . " Call and examine them , Wo
goods with pleasure. ,
, . THOMPSON , BELDEN
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