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THIS bo-,1 gift thivt 1888 can brlnp is si
"Heart for uiiy Fate. "
Tins progress of the Cherokee ? to
ward civilization is not slow. They
now claim "No Man's Land" with all
the assuianco of a , Black Hills' claim-
jumper. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
A CITY that has constructed over 2,500
buildings tit a co-t of over $0,000,000 ,
within twelve months , and made public
improvements during thesame
which exceed $11,000,000 , enjoys a very
healthy boom that is not likely to col
lapse. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
TllK year 1887 surpassed all previous
ycats in the extent of railroad building.
' Nearly thirteen thousand milcfe of now
main line track were conbtructed. In
' 1882 , a year of extraordinary railroad
activity , about eleven thousand five
hundred miles were built.
THK BEE presents its compliments of
the new yean to its thousanitsof patrons
through an illustrated review which
graphically tolls the story of a year's
growth of Omaha. It is a record of
marvelous enterprise and unparalleled
Hcliiovoiiiuiit to which not only Omaha ,
but Nebraska , may well point with
TllK fetnto railroad commissioners of
Minnesota have ordered that after to
day each upper berth in any sleeping
car run or operated upon any railroad
in that state shall be and remain closed ,
whenever the berth beneath the same
shall be occupied by a passenger until
i such upper berth shall bo needed for
actual occupancy by some other passen
ger requiring the samo. The propriety
and justice of this order will bo hcai lily
appreciated by the patrons of sle6ping
cars , who will universally vote the Min
nesota commissioners a level-headed
tody. When the upper berth of a sleep
ing car is not to bo occupied there is no
good reason why it should not remain
closed for the comfort and convenience
of the pabsongor who has the lower
berth. The rule should become
TIIKIU : is to bo a very strong effort
iniadc to induce congress at the present
session to remove the tariff of 80 per
cent on foreign works of art. The effort
has boon made with great regularity
every } oar , but the advocates of the ro-
'tnoval ' are more hopeful now of accom
plishing something. The retention o
this duty is a stigma on the country
which no persons are nioro anxious to
have removed than the American artist :
abroad. One of those , Mr. R. H. Park
the distinguished sculptor , is now ii
Washington to advocate the re
moval of the duty , and refer
ring to the subject , ho bays
"The art schools of Europe treat the
American artists generously ; why shoul
not our government i-eciprocatoV In
every city in Italy , there is an art
school supported by the government
whore American students are taught by
the ablest professors , free of cost ; the
Italian ggvornmont pays for all. To
this consideration add the other that
the United States is the only chili/sod
country In the world where a tax is
placed upon the import of works of art.
Art is an educator and should be free ,
This harsh treatment of the foreign
artists who are so generous to us is some
thing wo are not proud of. In the
world of nrt it is a stigma upon our
country and upon us ; it is a protection
that wo don't want. To the last congress -
gross there was presented a V ° titlon
signed by every representative Ameri
can artist whether sculptor or painter ,
whether located at homo or abroad , ask
ing for the repeal of that tax which now
operates against our foreign brothers.
It is a hindrance to American culture ,
nnd the growth of a healthy esthetic
tosto in the country , and if American art
ists don't wantitsurely American buy
ers don't , and I don't see any reason why
the American people should.1 It uouhl
com that the average congressman ,
though he know no more of art than a
* * Sioux bravo , must bo impressed by this
sort of argument , while to those mem
bers who linve an intelligent conception
of the educational inlluunco of ait it
should bo Kulnclont to call their atten
tion to this anomalous and humllating
.position of the United States to induce
"them to promptly give their inlluonco
.and vote for the romcn al of this wholly
.inexcusable . duty that scandulUes the
In a Nutshell.
Ormihu bus planted over 120,000,000 of
brick fn stores , bank buildings , packing
houics nnd residences during the year
The sales of Omaha's jobbing houses
for twelve months foot up o\er $14,000-
The stock yards have handled 2 < V5,000
head of cattle and over 1,100,000 hogs.
The smoltng workn , breweries , oil
mills , distilleries , shot factory , lead
wet ks , foundries and minor industrial
concerns have turned out over $20,000,000 ,
The packing houses have slaughtered
over 0-5,000 head of cattle , 875,000 hogs
and 60,000 sheep , which were converted
into meat products , at a cost of over
The sales of Omaha wholesale grocers
aggregate over $8,000,000 during the
One hundred and twenty-two passcn-
gor trains now run in and out of Omaha
every twenty-four hours.
The national banks ot Omaha have
over $12,000,000 on deposit , and the
clearings of these banks last year were
very nearly $160.000,000.
Over 7,000 skilled and unskilled work
men are employed in Omaha industrial
establishments. In addition to thcao
over 2,000 laborers wore cmplojed last
season in thu Omaha brick yards.
Thcfeo are cold facts.
A Iil ( > rrnl IMuenllon.
There may easily bo a wide difference
of opinion as to what constitutes n
liberal education. It is very likely
that no t\so persons qualified to render
an intelligent opinion would exactly
agree as to the range of acquirements
necessary to such an education , just as
no two have been found to bo in com
plete accord as to the best hundred
books for special reading. Certain
studies must be embraced iwiiy classi-
llcation.as certain books wll not bo
omitted from any winoly selected list ,
but after thebo necessary parts are pro
vided the rust will become matter of
contention. But regardless of the in
evitable dilTercnco that must al- .
wajs be found between libeially edu
cated men on this subject , what is
generally understood as a liberal educa
tion is a condition that all having the
muaiib and opportunity may properly
aspire to , alike for the personal grati-
litfttion and the advantages.
In the current number of the Atlantic
Monthly this subject receives thoughtful
and intelligent consideration by Mr.
Edward J. Lowell. This writer does
not regard a college courbo as indjspon-
hablc to the achievement of success in
the higher walks of life , nor does ho
think it useless. Its purpose is both to
discipline and inform the mind , and for
those whoso circumstances will permit
them to have it without too great sacri-
llco ho deems it well worth having. And
with rcgat d to acollegc course Mr.Lowell
has no sympathy with the antiquated
view that it ought to bo solely discip
linary , while not depreciating the value
of the disciplinary power of a course
that embraces enough of mathematics
and Latin. While giving Latin a first
place in the prcp.u-ation for college , Mr.
Lowell would omit Greek and substitute
therefor Gorman and French. Ho rccog-
ni/.os , as every intelligent man must ,
the essential importance of these mod
ern languages , not alone in o\ cry line
of scholarship , but for every practical
reason. As between German and
Oreok ho leaves no doubt of his prefer
ence for the former in the preparation
for college , and ho would go farther
and make Greek an elective in the col
lege course. History , metaphjsics and
science have their value in a preparatory
course , and the acquisition of a thorough
knowledge of English is emphatically
The province of a liberal education ,
in the view of Mr. Lowell , is "to widen
the mind , to make it turn more readily
to new subjects of interest , to-make it
understand the ideas of others. The
man who is liberally educated bhould
possess more varied pleasures , a bounder
judgment , raoro sympathy with his
follow beings , a higher ideal of life and
of its duties , than are hold by other
men. " It is not an argument against n
liberal education that it is not always
found to produce the&o results.
Turning Over New Leaves.
The first day of the now year might
very properly bo christened "good reso
lution day , " for there is nothing so
characteristic of it as the fact that
nearly o\crybody proposes making it
the plaiting point of a reform in some
feature of their conduct or practices
which the mistakes or mishaps of the
iwist haxo indicated to bo necessary or
expedient. If all the good resolutions
that will bo taken could
to-day bo writ
ten down they would cover paper enough
to belt the earth. And what a curious ,
instructive and impressive exhibit they
would make of personal hiltories , nm-
bitions anil mental conditions. Fore
most in the army of reformers , both in
numbers and apparent earnestness , will
bo the bibulous fellows. They have all
been figuring on what it has cost
them during the past year to keep tholr
"end up" and crediting ag.iinst it the
amount of alleged fun they have had.
The result is very generally unsatis
factory , nnd the grand resoho is taken
that the now year shall not witness a
repetition of their folly. The people
who have recklessly lived bojond their
income , and whom the cloo of the old
year loft largely in debt , will to-day bo
willing to make affidavit that for the
cunning j ear thoyw ill curtail their expen
ditures and keep within their receipts.
The joung women who have been idling
aw.iy their time and allowing mother to
do most of the work may perhaps ro-
fcolvu that their conduct has been a lit
tle ungrateful and ought to bo reformed.
Iliisbandrt will promise to themselves to
ha\o moio concern for their "bettoi
hahes , " and wives will llrmly deter
mine that in future their husbands
shall have no ground for complaint that
the little dutk's of domestio life , such
for example , as the supplying of missing
buttons , are neglected. And fco on
through the whole human family , within
the pale of civilization , good resolutions
will be the order of to-day.
Whether the effects of these resolu
tlona are partiiilly good or wholly bai
lb a uuttur for individual decision , but
this much is certain nnd of general ap
plication : Don't luiiko them unlcoH you
menu it for nil time. Resolutions fre
quently broken take away the stamina
For the coming year there arc many
things that might bo per
manently sworn off. Politic
ians might abandon place-hunting ,
nnd go to work to earn an honest lisoli-
hood. Monopolies might stop grinding
the poor into the dust and become
human. Boodlers might leave oil
boodllng , and all kinds and qualities of
unscrupulous men in public trusts might
ccaso abusing the confidence of the
people. But unhappily experience
gives nonssuranco that any of these de-
sited results will bo vouchsafed , and
that although a few may really adhere
to and profit by the resolutions mudo to
day , the great majority will bo back in
the old and more congenial truck before
the week is ended.
A Pure Food Convention.
To the many who cat to live , rather
than to the few that live to eat , the
quality of food is n matter of vast im
portance to their bodily welfare. It
seems to bo one of the conditions of this
ago of.deccption and bovero competition
that pretty much every thing a man
must take into his system to replace the
waste thereof is more or less something
else than what it is represented to be.
Time was when inscrutable hash and
impenetrable mince pie were about the
only dishes in general use which were
surrounded by a dark veil of mystery.
Science , however , has discovered that
adulteration has placed its pernicious
grasp on many kinds of food , and people
who know this must eat their meals in
the unpleasant conviction that chemical
rea"tion or microscopical exami
nation might find much that is far from
nutritious in the dishes placed before
The voice of the eating world will bo
unanimous in declaring that this btato
of affairs must bo remedied , and to do
this is one of the objects , as wo under
stand it , of the national pure food con
vention which is to bo held in Wash
ington this month. Wo have seen no
statement of just what this convention
pioposes doing , but it is an easy and
bafo inference that it will bo prepared
to show suttlcicnt rcabon for mooting in
an array of instructive , if not startling ,
facts regarding the prevalence of im-
> urc food , and will urge national legis-
ation for preventing and punishing
bed adulteration. The convention
will find its desire in respect to logisla-
, ion already anticipated , at least in part.
Senator Farvvell , of Illinois , has intro
duced in the senate a bill relating to
adulterations of food which seems to bo
so comprehensive and complete that its
approval by the pure , food convention
is well us by congress , ought to bo
assured. The aim of this measure is to
secure truthful labels on all food pro
ducts and drinks that are sold. Such
abels shall state the proportions of the
ronuino products and of .tho other
irtlcles composing the mixture. The
bill fixes a fine of $500 for its violation ,
one-half to go to the informer and one-
tialf to the prosecuting attorney , a sum
sufficient to secure zeal and vigilance
in prosecuting offenders.
It may bo well before dismissing this
subject to remark that while all efforts
Lo prevent adulterations and secure pure
food are to bo commended , the public
should be cautioned against exaggerated
notions regatding the prevalence of im
pure foods. Aa a matter of fact it is far
less general and serious than is com
monly supposed. A very careful and
extended examination made among the
retail dealers of New York within a'few
months disclosed a much smaller percentage
centago of adulteration than had been
believed to exist , andit is very likely
the dealers of the rest of the country
are not less honest. Furthermore all
adulterations are not necessarily harm
ful , and whore a not unwholesome mix
ture is produced the objection is not
that it is impure , but that it is a fraud
Still , everybody must commend the
purpose of the pure food advocates and
wish them success.
RnroitM is the watchword of the ago
and why not with all the ether reform
movements a burial reform association.
Such an one has been organised in Now
York , with some quite eminent names
enrolled among its membership , the
object of which is to promote economy ,
decency and sanitary interests in
funerals. The plan contemplated plain
hearses , no trappings , no "emblems , "
no "llornl pieces , " no eating and drink
ing , no ride to the grave except by the
immediate family ; a riddance of the
notion that all club or society money
must bo spent on the funeral ; early
interment "in soil sulliciont and suita
ble , " the use of rapidly decaying ma
terial for colllns ; burial plots instead of
family vaults , the removal of do ad
bodies in crowded cities from the houses
of the living to an under
taker's mortuary chamber ; finally ,
"the impressing upon officers
of public charities and correc
tions of the claims of the pooiostto
proper and reverent burial. " The now
society is quite as much concerned
with the proper burial of the dead as
with ending the waste of funerals. The
objects in this respect are the best that
can bo done with the present system of
burial in the ground ; and the last men
tioned the encouragement of decent
and humane conduct of pauper burials
on the part of the authorities has been
waiting long for some ono to take it up 't '
for such burials have been nnd are a dis-
giaco to our civilizationlittlo more care
being shown in putting a p tupor in the
ground thanif itworoa dogorcat. Ithaa
boon well suggested that the association
would do vastly bettor for reform if
it wore but advanced far enough to
promote cremation , the only truly sani
tary method of burial , and ono which
must soon bo resorted to in our great
cities from the necessity of the caso.
If a urrcat epidemic should visit one of
them , for instance , it would immensely
increase the bafely of the rest of the
people if the bodies of its victinii might
bo burned. The cause of crumatioix
does not , despite thu unanswerable ar
guments in Us favor , make rapid ad
vance. The Now England Creinatio. )
society of Boston has juit dUb.mdcd ,
and recommended its mcmbura to join
the Massachuselkfcsqqlety of Worcester ,
which many of thuirti have done. The
new assoointlon"'strfHs under I'plsco-
palian auspices , itnifeiihc intention is to
draw into it menilJl'i'/of all religious de
nominations. ' " 'i'a
TllK state of J wa has had for two
years a registry lrw"Aoincwhat ? similar
to the ono which 111011131 legislature of
Nebraska adopted and which the
supreme court of till SI stale declared un
constitutional. TJijWfc were somedllToi -
enccs in the details , ) but in the main
features the two lliWtf wore practically
similar. The olTccTof the operation of
the Iowa law was to materially reduce
the vote of the btnlo , partly for the rea
son , common to nil such statutes , that
they impose a little trritblc that all
voters are not disposed to take , and
partly because some regarded itasunt
constitutional ami would not acquiesce
in it. A test case was finally brought
under the law , and the supreme court
of Iowa at Cedar Rapids has just ren
dered a decision that it is unconstitu
OMAHA still maintains her position as
the fourth largest lumber market in
America. Her lumber merchants have
handled over 300,000,000 feet of all
varieties of lumber in the past year , nnd
that , too , in spite of the drawback of
flagrant railway discrimination.
ONK hundred and twenty thousand
more immigrants cnmo into this coun
try in 1887 than in 1880. As immigra
tion fluctuates in accordance with the
prosperity in the nation , it is evident
that the past year was better than the
It is said the ox-Congressman Mclvenzie ,
of Kentucky , will bo iippolntcd minister to
The iiresldlnp officers of the Pennsylvania
and Dcl.ivvmestate grunge conventions ml-
vocate tiuilt icfoim.
President Robinson , of Hrown university ,
joins tliu other college pi csidents in approv
ing the president's message.
Secretary Fcsscnden , of the national re
publican committee , Is reported to continue
in political vvoilc only fiom friendship for
A petition to congress for a postal tele
graph 8 } stem will bo presented to every
voter in Pot Hand , Me. , ami then sent to Mr.
T. B. Reed.
Thecountiynt largo lias not yet been im
pressed with the Chicago campaign for the
demociatic national convention , but it is
under way. '
The Boston HcrulcJ thinks Mr. Sherman's
only chance to tn.iko headway against Blalno
is to make the speech of a statesman la the
senate next-month. , . , ,
The New York Evening Post miys of the
Pacific ; mill oad investigation , that although
it has brought out lifyle ttiat is new , it can
not bo said that it was usclass.
The flerco light between the democratic
factions in Louisiana is Bringing out a great
many interesting though hardly credible
facts about politics hi tha t state.
Massachusetts newspapers show that if the
import duties on coal wore removed Now
England would bo frosd fiom tliu worst cxac-
_ tons ! of the Pennsylvania coal rings.
The friends of division in Dakota are claim
ing Unit the capital i ing stuffed the boxes in
the north hulf of the territory. It is true that
a suspiciously largo vote was polled in botli
Senator Farvvell is so Him in the belief
that tobacco is a necessity that ho wants to
repeal not only the internal revenue tux on
tobacco and clgais , but also the impoit duties
on the samo.
Senator Hiddlcbcrgcr is fully as amusing
as ho used to bo. Ago cannot wither him
nor custom stale his Infinite variety , to adapt
a witty remaikonco made by the lamented
The tariff reform wcdgo splits both ways.
For every old whig that it will crowd out of
the democratic paity it will cleave oft a for
mer democrat or a progressive young man
from the republican party.
The Providence Journal ( Hep. ) comment
ing upon the statement that Senator Blair's
educational bill has been revised and amended ,
says that "it would bo best improved by
striking out the enacting clause. "
The attitude of the republican party is no (
mistaken by any one. That p.trty has u con
sistent protection record both in its legisla
tive action and in its platform dcel.u ations.
Kecent expression on this subject has been
freer nnd stronger than ever , made so by the
more radical position taken by the demo
cratic paity through its ofllcial head.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( dein. ) wants
the meeting of congi ess changed to October ,
or November 1 at the latest nnd sajs : "It
seems absuid to continue an arrangement of
sessions which crowds nil of the vvoi lc of both
sessions into the lust joar of the tcimfor
which the members vvero elected , and very
often makes a miserable abortion of the slant
Needs no Protective Tariff.
Aji "Infantry Industry : " Ago cannot
wither it , nor custom stale its Intinlto lapac-
Would Make Very Small lieu < | iict.
A'CIP Oidflin I'tcayune :
It Is customary now to put white flowers on
the desks of congressmen who have been
elected without fi aud.
Lni < 1rllle Trtiit tn-Jmirnal.
The governor of Delaware owns eleven
farms In that stuto. Thojnamo of the owner
of the otticr is not given.
A largo-sized , fuliyxlorcloiicd coal-trust ls
in need in this section'of countiy. That is to
say , a toiporation that will trust the con
sumer and sue that fuU'weiyht Is given.
Tlio Opportunity of'a Life-Time.
Kcw Yu > l > i'ren .
If some leader of female fashion will sit In
the theater with her but off until she makes
the other women do likewise , the men will
see thut she gets a statue as colossal as Miss
Libeity or the hats.
Clic-ap ami Common.
Han /Yniirf-d ) Mta.
In the work done on the Panama canal
already -10,000 lives hav o been suci illced. Hy
way of contrast , behold the healthy Henno-
pln canal , on w lilch nothing has been sacri
ficed but wind.
/'nil Wfiire Jnurnal.
It is about as fair to ncctibo the man who
dcsiipsan intelligent uml Judicious revision of
the tariff of being a free-trader us the man
who bums the rubbish in his backward of
being an Incendiary.
Independence in Chicago. ,
With Lake Mlc.hIgr.nfuU of i.aturat pis and
portions of the river capable of being et on
tire there is no need of citizens taking off
Ihelr liats tuionl dealers any more unless
they vVisli to dp so.
j i > i Cttu Jimrnnt ,
Senator Sti\it \ font's private secretary draws
the senator's salary and mileage , f7,000 in all ,
for his own wages. Tor tlis | liberal pay we
piesume he wittcvs the senator's speechesami
If HO , ho is overpaid ,
Would Depopulate tlie Connlry.
There Is not much danger that the United
States will adopt thu example of the
Kuiopoan icpublic and commence shooting
disappointed presidential candidates. That
would produce too laigu a hlutus * in the popu
Signs of n Trying Winter.
Vrin-ltlfiicc Join mil.
Thcro is every Indication of a terrible win
ter. The president has set every tariff and
five trade crank in the country in revolution ,
now Senator Stewart , of Nevada , who ought
to know belter , has sprung the silver ques
tion upon the unhappy nation.
A Peep at the Other Sldo.
Thnt a great railroad man who cloven
years ago was getting only $73 a month is now
getting ttJ5,000 a jear Is all very well ; but
before wo go Into ecstasies over this marvel
ous increase , let us call to nilnd the various
millionaires of eleven J cars ago who today
ore not worth a nickel.
A Now Ycnr Greeting.
Ltlltan Dyntvor Ittct ( n St. KtcliolM.
A Happy New Year to all , to day !
Though winds are blowing aud skies are
And snow and icicles fill the air , .
While mercury stands I'll not say where--
And each one's thinking , "Oh , dear 1 oh dear !
A pretty way to begin the year ! "
But I'll change that if you'll kindly wait-
For , if iou please , I'm ' 83.
I promise you sUn nnd skies of blue.
( And lain and snow storm and tempest , too ) .
But it lies with you , I'll whisper hero ,
To make me a sud or a merry jcar ;
For all the sunshine that's In the sky
Will not bring smiles if you cheese to cry ,
Nor all the rain that the clouds can hold
Will tainish n soul that's bright as gold.
And so , whatever i our score may be ,
Just please temembcr , and don't blumo nic
For once again , as I close , I'll stuto
Yours submissively , . 'S3.
HAVE IlEFUSnD TWKIjVK.
There Will Ho n Uoxcn Less Saloons
In Oinnlia Hereafter.
Last evening the excise boat d , comprising
Major Uroatch , W. F. Hechcl , president of
the city council and City Clerk Southard
completed their examination of the bonds
and the names of fico holders submitted by
saloon kccpcis making application for license.
Out of the largo batch the applications of
twelve vv cio rejected. Their names will not
be made public until they are formally noti
fied to suspend business by Chief of Police
Seuv.v. This precaution is rendered neces
sary by the board , as they fullv anticipate
the anuoj unco they would have to undergo
fiom the solicitations of pcoplo with self ap
plied intlucnco to rescind their action.
Took More Thuii Her Share.
Lou Austin and Dora Conn , who have been
running a bawdy house In partnership , had
a falling out yesterday , and each decided to
start in the new year on their own hook. In
packing her trunk Lou managed to get Into
the bottom of it some $15 in money and if 12
vvoi th of clothes belonging to Doi u. The lat
ter out warrant for her '
swore a partner's ar-
icst and about 9 o'clock last night she was
i un in. Lou's trunk was found out la au
alley vvhcio she had secretly moved it.
A HwcdlHh Ball.
The Swedish Library association gave
their eighth annual ball last evening at Ma
sonic hall. A largo number wore present and
a thoroughly pleasant time was enjoyed by
all * Kohr's orchestra fuinished some excel
lent music and twenty-four numbers wcio
danced , _
Over SO per cent of the high school grad
uates of the United States aio girls.
Franco has built within flvoyears 43,000
school houses at a cost of $30,000,000.
Prof. Woolsey has returned to Yale col
lege after spending two jcars in California.
M. P. means "Master of Pics" at St. Al-
baus's Cooking college. M. 1C. , "Muster of
At the Wesleyan univornity , Mlddlotovvn ,
Conn. . J. U. Henslmw , a sophomore , bus become -
como insana from over study. *
The Kansas City board of education has de-
cldod to nmko the study of Spanish com
pulsory in the city high schools.
Dr. Charles P. McDonald , head of the
postal money department , claims to bo the
flist Irish-Amciicun grauato from Harvard.
Prof. P. L. O. llochrig , formerly linguist
nnd philologist at Cornell , is now managing a
French paper , La Progres , ut Los Angeles ,
Williams college alumni propose to raise
$100,000 for the erection and maintenance of a
memorial building to the late Mink Hop
kins on the college grounds.
Mrs. Emma P. Bwing , professor of domes
tic economy in Purduo college , turns out
such splendid housekeepers that neuily all
her gnls become engaged before their giadu-
Huron do Hirsch bus not yet made his nl
logcd magnificent endowment of Jewish
schools in Russia , but has invited sugges
tions fiom several sources ns to the best
means of giving effect to some benevolent in
tentions , and has entered into negotiations
with the Russian government on the sub
The univcislty of Michigan , at Ann Aibor ,
has successfully icslstcd n sharp attack of
Anglo mania. A determined effort has been
icccntly made to Induce the Ann Aibor stu
dents to adopt the cap and gow n usedat Ox
ford and Cambridge. Ui'ttho lojul Ameri
can collegians rose In thu piide and majesty
of the now world independent o nnd defeated
the suggestion by an ovcrwhelmingvoto.
Theio mo Young Men's Christian associa
tions ut Jetusalem , Ueyrout , Dauiauus , Jaffa
It is estimated that for every missionary
that goes toAfiicn 70,000 gallons of liquor
arc sent to that country.
The Amciican missionary society has 21(1 (
teachers , 8,018 s < holars in its 0 chartered , 1(1 (
normal and IU common schools in the south ,
Rov. Hugh O , Pentecost is to preach in a
church in New York that will hereafter bo
culled "Tho Church of Jesus , the Carpen
The first Piotestant sermon preached west
of the Mississippi was preached by Samuel
J. Mills , the futher of the American
The Mount Pleasant Congregational
church. Washington , D. C. , has Just secured
a building site for a piospcctivo house of
The Camellia monks on Mnunt Carmcl of-
fcred their 'JO.OOO ucics in Galileo to the Ro
man Catholic Pulcstino society , which al
ready bus cdtubluhcd a colony on Lake Tib
The apostolic vleariato of Dakota has at
present UO priests , Kit ) churchs , 100 stations
w itliout churches , 20 diocesan students , 21
parochial schoolH , 4 convents , ! ) academies , 10
Indian schools , 1 hospital and u Catholic pop
ulation of 80,000.
Mr. D. L. Moody , the evangelist , has Just
closed u sciies of lovlvul meetings at Pitts-
buiv , Pa. After tlio holidays ho will spend
u month in Louisville , wlieio a tabernacle
seating 5,000 people is being built for his use ,
and will afterward vtolt the Pacific coast.
In Sweden thoio are 400 churches , a guln
of 20 the lust jear , 4b.'l preachers , and 81,0 < U
members. In Germany theio aio more mom-
bcrs ( U3.4M ) , but fewer churches and minis
ters. The latter number 4.10. of whom ittO
are unorduincd , and thu churches couut up
to 103 ouli
BRIDGE OVER THE MISSOURI
The Matter Thoroughly Discussed
By Citizens Last Night
TIMELY AND IMPORTANT MOVE.
An Appeal to the Secretary of War In
Jtclntlon to tlio DoURliiM Street
lli-ldgc Charter Postoflleo
Proceedings nl tlio Meeting.
The unanimity existing among the citizens
of Omivlm for un additional bridge across the
Missouri nvor from this city to Council
Hliiffs was ratified last night. The cold nnd
stoimy weather did not rotaid a good sired
number of representative men from assem
bling at ono of the hotels in answer to invlta-
tlons'scnt out by Senator Mandcrson and
Congressman McShnno to discuss the sub
ject. Joseph Marker , Kscj , , was chosen to
preside and Mr. Fred Giey discharged the
duties of secretary.
Senator Manderson set the ball rolling by
giving a careful and conclso history of the
charters granted by congress for the bridg
ing of the Missouri at a point opposite
Omaha , nnd closed by imiulrlng what the
wishes of the pe.oplo of Omaha wore regard
ing the proposed bridge from Douglas und
Ninth streets. '
In answer to Interrogations from Judge
Woolworth , the senator said that the Doug
las niul Ninth street bridge was the ono
chartered by the Omaha and Council liluffs
bridge company , nnd they received their
authority from congress , vvliich stipulated
that it should bo a wagon and lallroad bildgc
combined. Ho did not think that
congicHs would sanction the building
of any other kind. The Nebraska
Cental company has a charter fiom con-
giossfortho constuction of n low Inidge
with a draw , given them pnor to Unit
awarded the Omaha nnd Council Hluffs lom-
pany. The secretary of war is opposed to
the establishment of low bildges at any point
on the Missouri , nnd the senator thought that
perhaps owing to this fact , together with the
ono that the Omaha and Council HlutTs coin-
puny hud seemed a site guvo them priority
over their piedecossois.
Mr. John Horbach took the floor nnd said
ho had it from good authority that the Ne
braska Ccnti al had never Intended to build
the bridge , but had turned it over to tlio Chicago
cage , Mllw uukeo St. Paul railroad to com
plete. This deul was ultimately killed by the
Union Pacific lailroad lobbyists In Washing
ton , who dictated legislation. Unit compelled
the Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul to aban
don the undertaking.
General Cowin ventured tlio romaik that
Mr. Hoi bach was laboi ing under u mistake.
Mr. Grey wanted to know why the Chicago
cage , Milwaukee & St. Paul railioad could
not use tlio Douglas street bi ido.
Ho was told that the gindo und approaches
would not peiimt it.
Mr. Horbach remarked that the truth of
the matter was the Union Pacific did not
want to see another bridge across the Mis
souri nt this point unless they could control
it. Two thirds of the bridge eauilngs of the
Union Pacific comes from the tianspoitation
of freight over their bridge. A wagon bridge
nlono at Douglas bticet would be un obsti uc-
tlon , nnd Mr. Horbach agreed to subscribe
money to abolish it.
Mr. Grey could not ngrco with Mr. Her
bach regards a wagon biidgo being an ob
struction. It would bo a e ° od thing for the
retailers of Omaha.
Mr. Max Meier doubted the consistency of
Mr. Grej's usscitlon that the retailers
would bo helped by a wagon bridge. H might
bo a benefit to garden truck venders , but the
meichants would not bo helped 20 per cent
in their receipts by it.
Congicssman McShnno brought the meet
ing down to a point by asking. "Do wo want
a agon bridge to the exclusion of a com
bined bridge I" There are mid vvoro a num
ber of objectionable fcatuies in thu Nebraska
Central company's bridge , among them
Major Button's lequlroments that the Chicago
cage , Milwaukee & St. Puul uillroad , If they
built. weio to keep and retain ,
the channel for a mile above and below the
bridge. Mr. MiShano said that ho had a
talk in Now Yoik with several of the dhcctr
orsof the latter road , and they had become
imbued with the belief that they could get
into Nebraska much cheaper by building a
bridge over the Mlssoun foity miles north of
Omaha. He had endeavored to disubuso
them of this idea , by promising them that if
they desired it ho would introduce a bill in
congress giving them right of way near or
opposite Omaha , which bill ho did not deem
ho would have any difficulty in getting
Several gentlemen thought Mr. McShano
would experience considerable opirasllion
from the Union Pacific and other competing
Mr. E. Rosewater did not anticipate much
opposition , at least nothing very gioat , for if
the Chicago , Milwuuko & St. Paul were de
termined to come into Nebraska it made but
litlo difference to opposition lilies whether
they came in at Omaha or forty miles above
General Cowan inquired if an investigation
could not bo ordered by the govoi nmcnt to
test the practicability of running trains over
the Douglas street bridge.
Mr. K. Kosewater was strongly of
the opinion that ho sccietury of war
had never been favored with n topograph
ical map showing the surroundings and approaches
preaches to the bridge. The oriirmal act of
1871 required the Union Pacific railroad to
build n wagon and railroad bridge , but the
bridge was opeiated for font teen jears bo-
foio compliance with the chaitei was under
taken. They now have an alleged wagon
bridge. This Douglas sticot bridge is u soil
of a second edition , u wagon biidgo with a
railioad bridge in the future. The other was
n t allroad bi idgo with a wagon bi Iiigo m the
future. Mr. Rosewater suggested that Ne
braska's senatois and membeis in congress
petition thosecrctary of war to send engineers
hero to examine the topography of the approaches
preaches nnd surioundings of the biidgo.
It would only take a few mouths , and wo can
wait that long.
Mr. Uaikcr suld ho was opposed to a wagon
bridge if it would prevent the Chicago , Mil
waukee & St. Paul from building a laitioad
brldgo at this point.
Finally the following resolution by Mr.
Colpctzcr was cntet tained and unanimously
Resolved , That our representative in
congiess bo instructed to procure the
necessary action to ascertain if the Omahu
and Council HlufTs biidgo company nro com
plying with the conditions of their chatter
and instructions of the secretary of war
when the site nnd kind of biidgo was
Sunutor Mnndorson then addressed the
meeting on what Nebraska's ' ropicsontatives
in both houses of congiess uio doing to pio-
cuio a new postoftUo and a site forj'ort
Omaha. Mr. Mundeison said that General
Sheridan fnvois the trunsfoning of the foil
to a point ten to twelve miles from the city.
Mr. K. Ro-iowatcr backed up Mr. Mandor-
son In this paiticulor , adding thut while in
Washington three weeks ago ho had called
on the general and found him inilU ) lively on
the subject. The general , Mr. Rosewater
Bald , Is iiiitc | friendly towards Omaha , but
will not sanction the expenditure of one
ponnv foi Impiovcmentson the nicscnt foil.
The speaker concluded by sajing that ho
thought Omaha had betu r agree with the
gcneialin this p irticular , and secuio the
impiovenic'iits while the ruonoy is In the trcas
uiy.A motion by M.ivor Hroateh to the effect
that our icpiesontatlvcs In congicss oxcit
themsc Ivcs to the pa sago of a bill to con-
fmin with the wishes of ( Joneial Khciidan
was adopted , after which the meeting ad
Tliniiktt Fiom ilie City Mission.
Tlio ladles fiom the Omaha City Mission
dcslro to publicly thank the followlus gentle
men and ladles for ( lie liberal donations 10-
ccivcd Thursday for the poor children1' * dinner
nor : Mcsdames. She .us , CIobu.rn , A. P.
Hopkins , Lake , Joseph Harton , Guy Haiton ,
Shelton , William ROSH , Thomas Ciclgh , Her
man ICount/e , ( icorgo W. Doano , Sumuol
Huck. N Merrii.ni , O , M. Ilitrucntik , William
Klemmlng. V , ColpeUor. Millaid , Downs ,
Shields , Shaw , H. U. Clluk , Moiiclt , Ken
nedy , Muhoney , Condon , D. C. Patterson ;
Messrs J. 1C lioyd , W. J. Austin , Hcnnctt&
Co , H. Piindl , Hloan & Johnson , I'axUm &
Gullaghor , Paxlon Hotel and Millaid hotel.
Cash donations were lecoiveU from \Varreu
SwIUlor anA Lyman Richardson. Thftrt
were many contributions received without
the names ot the donors.
I'orxonnl tnragr phn.
J. L. HramloK of the firm of J. Tt ,
Hiiuidcis fi Sons , leaves to day for I'tirop * .
MUSlOAh AND DltAMATIO.
Pauline Lucca Intends to leave the stage for
good and settle In Vienna as teacher of sinff-
M. Kalnt-Sacns has gene to Spain , wlicra
he Is woik on u uow opera.
D'Oj ley Cnrto'8 I'ngllth opera company Is
going to Russia to warble Gilbert and Sulli
van be Cote the czar.
Two weeks ago Mozart's "Don Giovanni'1
was pcrfoimed for the GOOth tlmo at thu
Ho.v ul opera house , Berlin.
' Miss Gwj nn , a sister of Mrs. Cornelius
v iinderlillt. ha * written a play founded on in
cidents of HarHiubor life.
Uthcl Spiugue , the daughter of K to
Chase Spi ague , will make her debut oil tha
stage of the Hoston museum ,
Philadelphia's new grand opera houna
has a seating cnmiolty of 2 , 00. It will bo
run on the combination plan on tUo higher
ocalo of prices.
Tlio English eomle opera composer , Solo
mons , offers to build tui opera uiound John L.
Sullivan , In which the slugger will appear la
l.Htli m Inn giimcs.
Gilbert fi Sullivan's "Pinafore , " performed
formed in the original Knglish by ono of Mr.
D'Oyly Carlo's companies , has met with hu-
nieiiho success in Herlin.
A rumor has been cui rent in musical cir
cles within the last few daj s that Miss Aus-
der Oho. the distinguished planl tl engaged
to Mr. Walter Dumrosch.
Mine. Putt ! sends word to her American
friends that she loves them all nnd longs to
i etui n to them "they uro so enthusiastic. "
Look out for another furewoll tour.
Theio will bo four big minstrel shows on
tlio loud next season : Thatcher , Primrose
& , West : Swcatnaui , ltlca& Fugnn ; McNash.
Rnnuu & Aino , and Johnson & Sluvin.
Rudolph Aumson has composed , und Harry
Paulton ( who helped to make Eiinino ) has
vviitten the text of a comic operu uillud Cap
tain KIdd. It will bo seen Hist in Now York
Miss Selome Melboutne , who -was married
to llerrv Wall , the "king of the dudes , " was
an nut ! ess for Just ono week , having upi > eured
utthoNuw Yoikliljouopeiu house m "La
The tmllfiitlgablo Gounod Is again at work
upon H new t opposition. It is u h > mn sot to
words by M. Georges IJojer , and entitled
"Notio Dame do I'uincc " "Lu
, or , Murscll-
also de la Vlcige. "
Mme. Ilnm dl Mm ska , who was engaged
for eight months as Instiuctrcss of singing
w 1th the NationalConservutoiy of Music , has
hud a low with tlio mugemunt und is nboub
to cancel her engagement.
Michael Homier , the young American
violinist who Is making a conceit tour
tbiough Geinmny , must have cioatcd quite k
sensation , to Judge from the criticisms that
have appealed in some of the Gorman
A new comic opein , enttitled "Slmpllclus , "
by Stiiiuss , the biilliant composer of the
"Gipsy. Haion , " "Prlneo Metlinsnlem , "
' MeuyWur , " und inuny other Now Yoik
successes , had its Hist pcrfoiiimuco hi Vi
enna on Sattuduy last.
An almost completely finished oratorio :
"Tho Creation. " has been discovered among
the posthumous inipcis of the Abbe. Liszt.
It Is is stilted that the woik will have IU
Hist publiu performance ut the next IJiriu-
inglium ( Knglund ) music festival.
Haiton McGuckln. the Iiish tenor who
tnkes the leading Ij no tenor solos during the
National opera season , Is u native of Dublin.
At the age of ten ho was a lending soprano in
the choir of Atnmgh cathedral , and nt eigh
teen was assistant oiganist of the cathedral.
It Is said that Maud Granger is playing In
small western halls nt 10 rents admission ,
and thut she is the only female in the coin-
puny , the liidy characters being interpreted
by male Impersonators nnd that the orches
tra music is provided by a piano , a fiddle and
n big drum. *
.losof Hofmann is such a success that al
though Mcssis. Abbey , SchoefTol und Gran
weio heavy IOSUIH by the collapse of tin )
Gcistcr conceit tour , they will muko through
Hofmann more moiwy , over nnd nbovo their
origlnul expectations , than they have lost by
Collier , in his "Essay on Music , " makes
thlscuiious suggestions : "I bcliovo It Is
possible to invent un instrument that shall
have a contrary effect to those nun tlul ones
now in use un instalment thut shall sink
the spiiits and shake tlio ncivcs und curdle
the blood und Inspire despair und cowaidico.
Hoj t's now comedy , "A Brass Monkey , "
owes its existence to Anstoy's ' novel , "A
Fallen Idol. " The biass monkey is given to
u man as a Christmas present and brings
him bad luck. Ho endeavors to get rid of it.
but it is always on hand to toituro him until
ho finds a ehnim which rcllovct ) him of hist
torment and restores his peace of mind.
The statement that Lotta will retire from
th stage aftrr this season and devote herself
to the management of a homo for orphan chil
dren Is ti no to tlio extent that the actress ,
with the assistance , of certain influential
fi lends , who tire prominent In business cir
cles In Now York , has laid plans looking to
the establishment 01 un institution of thut de
The latest European dispatches to some
Gciman newspapers brings tidings that Jos.
Jo.ickim. tlio greatest of living v lolinlsts has
been stricken with parulj sis. In icspoctof
breadth of style and volume of tone Joachim
stood easily tlrst nnd foicmost among the
violin virtuosos of the day. In the Heetho veil
concerto ho had no rivals and In his own
Hungarian concerto a most difficult compo
sition ho was actually unapproachable.
Some American playwrights work exclu
sively for the English market. J. Taylor
Lew is. of New Yoik , has sent over three
short fai ces to n London manager , and Ho-
aitiu Vokcs has icccntly taken ono from him.
Thcio'a nn exchange buic.m of plavs In New
Yoik , which has a lepicscntntivo in London.
Lewis deposited W3 and a MS. with the bu-
loan. The London ugcnt iccelvo the MS.
and the money , less u poicoiitugo , und
gives u Holcct entertainment BOIIIO evening -
ing , to which u number of munugcis uio in
vited , and at which ho toads the MS. Ho
sells It outilght for JE50 say , and i emits It to
tlio Now Yoik buioau , which pajs tlio author.
AiiAmcilcan manager cuii sccuro a lUitiuli
coiotight thiough the sumo buicau , which
for u fWO fco will pioduco n place oicu | for
him in London , or hi Puns if u French right
should bo desired.
When Modjcsku fli st reached Now York ,
and when Maty Anderson got theio fiom the
west , they weio very poor. Modjcska waste
to play Cumlllo. a moio expensive fcmalo
to ccstumo than Paulino. She had no di esses
nnd vciy little money , but the day Camlllo
was decided upon she bought cheap , very
cheap , white mitin. She got n cheap bit of
blue btuff , Homo Inexpensive pink inutcilul.
and a woman to sow. Modjeska designed and
fitted those dresses , and thov shook up thu
female pai t of Now Yoi k to Its centi o. They
wcio giucoful , novel and in.u volously becom
ing , for , If Moiljetika didn't have the dresses
for the play she hud the art. Then
theio was poor Mary poor Mary
In those days ! She was going
to play Paulino. She had no costume -
tumo handsome enough for the big act. She
went to Johnson'sand they mudo her a cheap
white satin with ostrich feather trimming
about the neck. The dress didn't ' cost uioru
than ? . " > , but Mury looked a beauty in it , und
the sweetest picture she over had taken of
her handsome fuco wus ono in the cheap
Picparations nro going forward for Mmo.
Pattl's South Ainuiliun tour , during which
HIO Is to reiolvo for her services the tiltlliif ;
honoi.niiunof f.,000 , , In addition to a largo
percentage of the gioss uvuipts whcnovor
thuso shall bo In excess of the munagor'x
total outlay. Mmo. Paul's traveling oxpunscs
uro defrayed , of cour o , by her linpressarlo ,
and as she Is the solo occupant of a car when-
cv er Hho travels by railund the solituiy occu
pant of half a dozen stat < rooms whenever h < >
tukosshlp , It will bo conceded that her tour
Involves a llbeiul expcmlituio of money. 'Ilia
choice of the artists that are to make up thu
company has bw n loft to Higdor Ciacchl , thJ
South American Impicssaib who Is intoi-
ested with Mcssis Abbny and Crau In the
tour. Signer Clucchl and his associates am
not to have the Hold to thcniMilvcs during
Mmo. Pattl'a tournro , for whllo the Puttl
performances uro In progicss u new ami
and magnificent opera house will bo opened
to the public of Buenos Ayres , with blguor
Tamugno ns the chlof ulti action. Signor
Tmrmgno Is n sort of demigod In those dis
tant p irts , nnd a demigod whoso cult U con
siderably costlier than that of Uio deitlea ot
ol ( | . Ho is to receive , for fifty ouuiuUo
fonuuucca , fJ,2JO a night.
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