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    16 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY ; APKIL .8 , -SIXTEEN PAGES :
SPECIAL SALE OF
9,000 YARD
OF
AT
5 10 Cents Per Yard
Worth lOc and 25c.
Monday morning1 , April 9th , store will
open promptly at 8 a.m. The goods to
be sold at lOc are manufactured by Jo
seph Turner & Sons' at Kent , Ohio , and
are retailed everywhere in Omaha at
SScper yard.
1319 FarnamstOmaha , ,
HIEDBttE OF ARGYLL AT HOUE
a. View of His Historical OoBtlo
Argyll Lodge.
LIBERAL ENTERTAINER.
1 Nobleman Who hoves Ills Kooks ns
Well n JllH Friends Ills Dislike
For 1'ubllolty The Duke
ns An Orator.
LONDON , March 20 , 1SSS.-Special [
orrespondonco of the Buu.l The head
I the chin Campbell is by that solo fact
) iio of the great men of the earth to
jvery Scot , especially to every Camp
bell.
In no jesting sense it may be said that
the Duke of Argyll is a truly great man.
Perhaps he is underrated by the many.
t am not at all sure that ho is , but there
Is asingular conspiracy of silence among
Iho cliques who write up every scrib
bling friend as a genius. These log
rolling gentry love a weak man , they
jannot appreciate a strong one. They
too often toady to a would-be somebody ,
who is thankful to use their laudations
is stopping-stones to fame. There is a
tendency in some quarters to ignore
Ihoso who have already risen , or who
ire born so high they need not trouble
to rise higher. And perhaps the Duke
Df Argyll is Himself Iho cause of his own
loml-ieolatlon , for biich is his situation.
tils character will , to homo extent , ex
plain the matter.
Though a duke , and nearly allied to
lo the sovereign , the titular ranof )
"Argyll of the Isles" Is only that of a
baron , which stands thus in the order of
precedence ; archbishops , dukes , mar
quises , carls , viscounts , hibhops , barons.
llis dukedom is Scotch , mid does not
count in the Knglish peerage , llo sits
In the house of lords as Uaron Sund-
ridge , which is an English title , and by
that name hp speaks and votes. His
ton , the queen's son-in-law , the Mnr-
nuls of Lorno , Is in England only a com
moner , and has to bo elected to the
hou e of commons like nny other M. P. ,
but the constituencies reject him.
The QuUooI Argyll is in his sixly-
flftu year. Ho succeeded to his title in
1&17 , r'or many years ho has been an
Intimate friend and adviborof the queen
lees BO faineo than before the marriage
Of the marquis with the princess. lie
was a. brilliant scholar in his student
flays. Nothing that concerns the
practical welfare of his clus ,
the landlords , and of his tenants 1ms
been neglected by his bhrowd Scotch
brain. The duke has been a hungrydo-
vouror of every book on o\cry now pro
ject , now philosophy or new nocial move
ment. By Instinct and training he has
always been a liberal , generally an ad
vanced liberal. At times ho has bhown
an independence amounting tosheer ob
stinacy , bravely holding himself ready
to prove the majority agalnht him wrong
In facts and in deductions. 1'crhapshis
physique accounts for this.
In stature , the duke of Argyll is a
very short man , quite a midget for n
fluke. Ho has u really handsome , noble
face , a face like tb.at.ef John Bright , BO
UUe that in certain positions \\ouldbo
easy to mistake ono for the other were
their bodies invisible. The ducal nose
( s rather more tip-tilted of the txvo , and
this gives a sharpish expression to an
Dthcrwibo most dignified faco. A
wealth ol golden hulr floats back
ward from his high arched brow right
over his coat-collar behind , a Mngnra
of silk , that waves nhd ( laps as he takes
his bounding strides along the floor.
His hair IB all but white now and the
thungod hue increases the dignity of
tls expression . Ho la rarely seen in re
pose ; there Is always an alertness , quite
unusual in wearers cf coronets.
This natural hauteur , and a good deal
of it is pride of the ordinary sort , has
tended to build u hedge around a re
markable man , better worth knowing
and admiring than are many popular
heroes to-day. The head of the Camp
bells must necessarily bo a man of high
notions , and the native canniiiess
cropped out in the clover and ambitious
match-making for his son. Viewing it
in the lowest way , as a speculation , it
was a failure. It made the duke more
unpopular than before. Ho was more
tnan a little cold-shouldered by peers ,
who inwardly resented this presumption
of a Scotchman , and , no doubt , it drove
the duke more into himself. Alwajs
a prominent speaker in the house of
lords , it was the sheer force of his abili
ties that opened the door of Mr. Glad
stone's cabinet to him. Incomparably
the ablest statesman and orator among
the old whigs , the duke of Argyl was
never received into the inner and upper
circle of his parly.
In his native Inverary castle thn
duke is a minor deity to the country
round. The Scotch think much more
of their dukes than the English do. It
is a grand old castle , historical in every
stone , and furnished in the half-me-
dhuvnl style that lends so delightful a
flavor to our older Blitish homes. The
duke has done hard work in its well
Blocked boolc room. Hero ho wrote his
"Reign of Law-his many controversial
essays on agrjculturo , science , foreign
policy , domestic policy , and theology.
The severe bent of hit mind may bo
traced in the curious recreation chosen
by his son the marouis , who toned
down the frivolity of his semi-court life
by turning the Psalms of David into
verso.
In London the duke has been a lavish
entertainer. His line house , Argyll
lodge , is one of the old and charming
mansions situated in grounds thai il
will never bo possible to
multiply. Hero again , though the
rooms and hall abound with
art , treasures , mostly old fashioned ,
the study is Iho principal feature. The
duke Unas t-olaco in work from the many
cares of his family life. Hib heir , the
marquis of Lorno. is not happily mar
ried. Ho is cold-shouldered by his
royal brotnors-in-law , and has not the
nrl of winning friends. His younger
brother , Colin , has recently Drought
grief to the venerable duke , whoso
spotless life has never been as atled by
scandal. Another brother is on the
London stock exchange. The duke is
poor , and brought up his sons to earn
their own living. None of thorn pos
sosscs a tithe of their father's splendid
lalents.
There are few finer orators in Iho
United Kingdom , and none more skillful
in controversy. If only the duke had
been born a commoner ho woud ) have
achieved as proud a place as Disraeli or
Gladstone , and would have been a great
popular hero.
He is very particular in his friend
ships. His entertainments at leasl in
London- are among the mot t select. Ho
is averse to newspaper publicity and
podaip. Of late , at * can bo well undor-
btood , this re-erve has been more
marked. Another cuuso of his being
made loss of in the papers than ho de
serves Is the fact of his uncompromis
ing independence. Only hist year the
duke expressed his satisfaction that the
lories had again come inlo power , be
cause , liberal though ho is. ho admits
' 'that the social reform * of this lust cen
tury have not been mainly duo to the
liberal party 1 have , therefore ,
no ilisinny on account of the accession
for a time of the conservative party tt
power , no dlsmaywhalovei' | . "
In his speeches the duke is lnloiit > olt >
earnest and animated * Ho ib a line
figure as ho throws back his leonine
head and Its waving iiwno , and rolls enl
his always clear and sometimes loftily
eloquent periods. He is apt ; ill culliiif.
bin illustrations , no that the hearei :
OWE ERR & GO'S
RED LETTER SALE OF
Suits worth $25 , sold at $15. Suits worth $35 , sold at $25 $ ,
Suits worth $55 $ , sold at $47 $ , Suits worth $85 $ , sold at $72 $ ,
Suits worth $175 , sold at $155 ,
We have just received two car loads of Chamber Suits in the latest designs and finish , in addition ta
our immense stock , and in order to make room , will continue the t sale
On Until Our Stock Is Reduced
. 151O Douglas Street , Opposite Falconer's.
HOWE , KERR & CO.
might suppose him to bo a thorough
man about town , a sportsman , and gen
erally a very shrewd customer , which
latter ho certainly is , but his true and
dominant note is'that of the practical
philosopher. I do not know that ho in
dulges in any sports , but his walk pro
claims his liking for exercise , and his
whole bearing indicates Iho highly
cultured , highly tempered head of a
proud Scotch clan. .
GKOI-KUKV QUAULUS.
SINGULARITIES.
Sid Lovctt of Liiyfxra , Col. , has on his
ranch , near that place , an animal having the
shape of a hog , the head being a perfect
log's head , with dog hair covering the head
mil neck. The tail is short and bushv. The
dam is a large hog weighing 3 ? > 0 pounds.
Mat Lovelace , a younir Texas fanner living
near Uonham , brought to town a remark
able frcnk of nature. The curiosity is a
iig with eight legs , two tails , four eais , but
only one head and mouth. It has two bodies
is far up as the shoulders , where Ihe.y
unite.
Mr. J. L. Atkinson , of Maxe.vs. Ga. ,
showed U9 on Saturday last the most extruor-
hnary hen egg wo have ever yet seen dis-
) laycd. It was the output of a common hen ,
ind was C > yt inches around one way and 734
Die other , and weighed Just ono-fouith of u
.1011 nd. The hens of Maxoys are getting up
puto a reputation for stiange shaped fruit ,
AJ Doyleston , O , man discovered that his
chickens were being stolen fiom time to
; imo. Ho missed half a dozen or more liens
; ho other morning , and wlillo looking around
the coop discovered a pockctbook containing
sr and the name of a well-known neighbor
who was a respected member of Ihe com
munity.
A singular freak of nature , originally dis
covered in western Australia , is likely to re
main unexplained. It consists of nine fine
pearls adliei ing together in the shape of a
Latin cross seven in the shaft anil one on
each siilo of the second pearl. A suggestion
is that u fragment of seaweed in the shell of
the oyster formed the frame on which the
cross was built.
Theie Is a young lady In the town of Chv
vcric , who has a pet cat which she taught to
sit at the table and with a napkin about bis
neck it takes meat from a plate with its own
paws as ilcxtoriousl.v as an epicure A\ hen
given a piece of meat on a fork it will hold
the fork in its fore paws anil talco the meat
from the tines , and when given a cup of milk
it will hold up the cup and drink. The cat
has a well developed thumb on each fore
paw.
In a shady lielil In Tatnal county , Georgia ,
are four tree in a row ; one is but a ban en
trunk , lightning having stripped it of its
branches , The other three tuo gnarled and
twisted. Keccntly just ut dusk some negroes
saw these lices outlined against the evening
sky , and thought they looked like a gigantic
IbsS. They at once decided that that meant
that the world was coming to an end in ISss ,
and the result is that a very powerful ic-
vlyal is going on down there now ,
A reporter discovered in Fimllay. O. , a
iiuecr freak of nature in the person of a ten-
1 ear-old son of Maitln Holllns , a Uohcniian
glass blower. The boy's eyes ur6 as red ns
these of a white rabbit , oml ho cannot sec to
distinguish an object ten feet now him in
the daytime , but as soon as the sun goes
down and darkness comes on his cicslght is
butter than most persons when the day is
biightest. Ho is a lively , healthy child , and
n all other respects his faculties are normal.
A gentleman in Atlanta is peculiarly af
fected. One of hiscyes is dark blue and the
other is a light giay. In the daytime from
sunrisu to sunsot-ho cannot see anything
out of the blue eye , but can see distinctly
and well with the gray one ; und from sunset
losumlso ho eannol see anything with the
gray one , Ho can hear only on the blind
siilo ; thus he can hear with one ear during
the daytime and with the other during the
night Ho never discovered this until ro-
cently.
Among the cuiiosltics recently acquired by
a San Francisco muteum are a number of
mummies , found imbedded la a stratum of
Jimo In Mexico , just south of the Arizona
lino. Judging front their position they must
have died in terrible agony One of the
bodies is that of u woman , ami her caw are
ornamented with tubes stuck through them.
They ure covered with u coarse netting com
posed of grass and Iho bark of trees. They
iu a supposed to have lain in the ured-up |
state ut Ipant bOO years , and it Is not Known
to what nice they belonged. The perfect
form of a rat appears , which ttUarcd thejr
burial place.
A VOYAGE Tq GREENLAND.
PART II.
Written , for Sunday Has b\iA. \ Q. Jainlcxoii , M. A.
Now lot mo mention a few words
about the animal itself. From a com
mercial point of view seals may bo di
vided into two groups.
First The haired or earless sealer in
scientific language the Phocidsu.
Second The fured or eared seals or
Otaridtc.
The former are valued for the oil they
yield , and for the skins which are converted
*
verted inlo leather ; the latter for their
skins alone. It is entirely with the first
group that I have to deal , as the second
is confined to the PeribylofT islands off
the coast of Alaska.
An adult peal measures about six feet
long , although they swim and dive
with the greatest ease , often remaining
as much as a quarter of an hour or more
below the &urfacoand , arc dependant for
their sustenance entirely on living prey
captured in the water , yet they fre
quently resort to sandy beaches , rocks
and icefields for Iho purpose of bring
ing forth the.r young , which happens
about the middle of March. The young
seals take to Iho water at first rather
reluctantly , and have actually lo bo
taught to Hwim by their parents. The
number of young produced is ono an
nually , oceasi onally two. They are at
lirst covered with a coat of very thick ,
soft , white fur , and until it bheds or
falls off they do not outer the water.
Their mode of progression is remark
able , The fore feet are used in walk
ing , the hind solely in swimming. Thus
when on land or ice Iho hind limbs are
perfectly passive , being stretched
straight back parallel with Iho
tail , with the soles of Iho feet
applied lo each other and often raised
to avoid contact with the ico. It is
by Iho action of Iho fore limbs ,
combined with the powerful flexor
muscles of the trunk that the seal
slinfllcH or wriggles along. They press
the palmar surface of their paws on the
ice , lifting und dragging the body for
wards in a succession of short jumps.
In this way they manage to move so
fust that a man requires all ho can do lo
keep u ] ) with them.
One great peculiarity is in connec
tion with the arm and forearm bones ,
which are concealed in the general
body cavity. Thin is so different from
mostother animals. They have a regu
lar season of migration , moving south
in winter , north in summer. They are
usually harmless and inollonsivo ,
though being polygamous the old males
often tight desperately with oaeh other ,
their skins being frequently found cov
ered with wounds and Bears , and it of
ten results in a case of the "survival of
the llUest. " They are fond of
their young and easily domesti
cated. Wo kept ono on board ,
and the sailors used to amut-a themselves
teaching it all sorts of tricks. It ulti
mately became a splendid scholar and
FO obe'dlent ns to carry n walking stick
whim ordered to do so , or raise its lips
for a kifas when nny one advanced rtitli
such a token of nllection. Hy its struc
ture and habits most people think such
an animal litllo lilted to bo n compan
ion of man , yet , perhaps , there is no
wild animal which attaches itself so
readily to the por&ou who takes care of
itnnd'feods it. In the zoological gar
dens in Kegont's park , London , these
iinimalb can bo seen in captivity , gam-
bolihg and sporting in their tanks , and
when going thioiigh their various per
formances one can arrive at an estima
tion of to what o\tcnt man is capable of
educating such creatures. They are
full of curiosity , and it is a very old and
apparently well attested observation that
they are ktronglv attached to music.
This I , ou several occasions , had prac
tical proof of. Ono iiight when out
shooting wild fowl on the ice , I came tea
a lagoon ( or pool of water surrounded by
ice ) which I know to bo teaming with
seals. I sang to the best of my ability
a line or two of Ihe Scotch air , "Annie
Lawric. " Up they came and raised
Iheir heads above the water and ga/sed
with silent admiration as if spellbound ,
and I am sure that oven had the great
mystic Orpheus ( who played so divinely
on his lyre that all nature stopped lo
listen to hiR music ) been performing ho
could not liavo had a more
attentive or august audience. Yet these
animals have to all outward appearance
no cars only a small nperuturo two
inches behind the eye , through which
sound can bo conveyed. This apcrnturo
is capable of being closed by a line mem
brane when the animal is under water.
The inner ear , however , makes up for
nny delicieney externally ; it is a bony
chamber just like a shell and curved on
itself. Their sense of smell is very
acute and their voice varies from a
harsh bark or grunt to a plaintive bleat
or whine. They feed chiefly on fish ,
lobsters , cuttlofibh , and occasionally
birds , which they soi/.o when swimming
or floating on the water.
I trust I may not bo thou gin too ego
tistical when I recount the circum
stances which at this juncture very
nearly led to the loss of my life. It was
towards the close of our second day's
teal hunt that I proffered my services
to return to Iho ship , some four miles
distant , for some refreshment which
had been loft behind. Our commanding
olllcer , deeming it unwise for mo to go
alone , ordered the second mate , whom
I will for convenience designate as
"Tarn , " to accompany mo. On the way
lo Iho ship wo came across Iho smallest
seal I over saw , in fact , a kind of mon
strosity , so I bound it on my back with
the intention of preserving it
when I got on board. We
came to a stand-still at a point
where the main ice had parted asunder ,
leaving a channel about Iwo hundred
yards broad. This had just been newly
fro/.en over and was black in color as
compared with the surrounding wliito
ico. Now Iho question came to this :
"Should wo bo able to cross this "bay
floe , wo could save about ono milo and
a half , und thus leach our destination
sooner ? " WollI must confess I doubled
the safety of such a plan , and was for
taking tl'io round about route , but on
my shipmate taunting mo by saying
with a laugh that I "hadn't the gump
tion ot a mulo"l said , "well , go ahead
old boy and I'll follow yon. " 1 did not
notice Iho manner in which ho pro
ceeded , but a few weeks after I learned
that there was a knack in walking over
newly fro/on water , viz. , "Keep in your
broalh and shuflllo along with your
teot , never standing in ono place for a
minute. " I stalked along as if I had
been walking on Farnam street , when ,
lo my dismay Iho ice gave way beneath
mo , and I was only prevented from en
tirely disappearing by strolching my
arms straight out at right nnguls to
my body. "Oh , I'm in , Tom , " cried I.
"Well lump out and Mvim oxer the ice1
shouted ho as if nothing had happened.
How I got out I can't well describe , but
at all ovonls I managed it and instead
of rising on my feet I began IHeiull.v to
swim over the ice , my weight being
thus equally di&tribuled. Hut , alas ,
It was hard , hard work , u tough
light for dear life , the ice belugas
smoolh as glass. Quito fifty yards
strolehcd before mo. and this I had to
travel lit such a manner. I fell my
heart sink into my shoes , for 1 knew
thai without a rest I could never ac
complish it. In perilous positions thisro
is often one redeeming point , and in
my case such presented itself in the
shape of ono solitary lump of thine
\vhite ice about ono and one-half feet
squaio. There it lay some fifteen yards
in front of mo with an inviting smilo.
Oh ! if I could only get toil , thought I ,
I might still have strength to reach the
other side in safety. My hopes uphold
mu , and on I pushed , and jou can imag
ine what Jcelint'S of thankfulness
reigned within me when I rested at full
length , balanced ns it were on this , my
only rock of salvation which separated
mo from a watery grave , My chum , by
this time , had readied the ether side iii
safety , and stood silently watching mo.
Enough presence of mind was left in mete
to toll him to hurry to the ship for
ropes > vith which to rescue me ; but ho
first bade mo to make an attempt to
cover the remaining portion. I did so ,
but this time my swimming method
failed mo , and I found myself all fours
in the valor. I scrambled back , however -
over , and again look up my former i > osi-
tion on my old friend , the square piece
of wliito ice , but under very different
circumstances , as I was 'thoroughly
drenched , and the frost being intense i't
made mailers extremely uncomfortable.
Seeing that there was no help but lo
make for the ship Tain , wheeled round ,
and soon was lost to view behind an ice
hummuck. Left to myself in such an
outlandish place thingsccrtainly looked
very black for me. Minutes Deemed
like hours , and I was driven nearly to
desperation. I felt I could hold out no
longer , all the actions of my pa&l bul
short life came up vividly before mo
like a flash of lightning , and yet I was
unwilling to dio. being fond of life and
energy , so commending myself to the
care of Him who "willeth what is best. "
I waited on , patiently , for Tarn's re-
turn.
turn.At
At last he appeared , hut empty
handed , for he had been unable , from
the nature of the ice , to reach the ves
sel. All ho said was : ' 'There's no hope
for you , leave mo your swinger , " and
with this cold blooded remark lie de
parted. By the swinger ho meant a fine
new sealskin coat which I had received
ns a parting gift from a near and dear
friend. Fine consolation this ! Left
now entirely on my own resources I
made up my mind to retrace my stops
the way I had como , so rising on my feet
I literally skimmed ever the ice , falling
in and jumping out in a miraculous
way , some seven or eight time , till I
actually found myself once more on the
thick ico. A feeling of inlcnso drowsi
ness now camp ever mo , and I would
fuign have laid down and fallen nslcop ,
bul remembering \\ordsofmy capliun
"that if ever loston the ice always to bo
on the move I began to ro.un about in
wild dismay , at every stop my fro/.en
garments causing ( ine to feel the most
aeuto suffering. Darkness set in.which
made matters worse und had it not been
that by good luck I stumbled on a
"bing"'of newly killed souls my fate
would in all ptobubility , have been
scaled.
To allay my severe thirst I killed a
baby seal which happened to have been
overlooked , and I hope I am not too indelicate -
delicate , when I say that I drank greed
ily of the blood that issued from its
mouth. I then lay down in the midst
of the skins and whntoceurrcd after that
I know not , till I awoke to consciousness -
ness and found myself in a sleeping
berth on board a largo Norwegian
steamer , my hands and feet in a fearful
stale from frostbite All seemed like u
dream , and the kind young Norseman
who had been placed to act ns my nurse
would insist on my keeping- quiet , and
would on no account relate to mo the
sequence of events till I had partaken
of some food. At lust 1 got round him
and learned that early on the following
morning their men hud stumbled on mu
and borne mo to the ship like u helpless
organism. 1 received every kindmssH
while on board , und shall never ccu.se
to remember U. Hut what must huvo
been the anxiety and suspense on board
my own bhip. They all agreed ,
to n ( nun , that I had now
become u prey lo the teeth
of a shark or some of the fish in the
watery depths ; but lot the lost ehcop
thai had gone astray returned ono day
to llio fold and great was the rejoicing ,
not as Iho prodigal son , but as one who
hud como out of the darkness into the
shining light. Some of these tough old
tnrs actually wen ) , with joy and no one
more than the comrade who had accom
panted me. Kvcry story lias an cud
and my hairbreadth escape closes at
this point. I unquestionably had 11
close shave but others have had inoro
prolonged suffering , for in the words ol
ono who lately visited the polar north
are the following sentiments. Ho says :
"My last exorcise of the duties of my
piofession associated me with an cxpe
ihtioti to I lie polar SOILS. Our ship wag
crushed in the ice. Our march to the
nearest region inhabited by humanity
was a hopeless struggle of starving men ,
rotten with scurvyagainst thomoreilcsa
forces of nature. One by ono my com"
rades dropped and died. Out of twenty
men there wore three loft , with a last
flicker in them of the vital flame , when
the party of rescue found us. Ono of
the three died on the homeward voy
age. One lived to reach his nntiva
place and to sink lo rest with his wife
and children around his bed. The last
man left out of that'band of heroes livea
lo bo worlhior of God's mercy and trios
to make God'.s creatures better and hap
pier in this world , and worthier of Iho
world that is to como. "
RI3MOIOU8.
Harvard university students mid a prayer
meeting last week with an attendance ol
500.
500.Moody
Moody inailo mnn.V converts nt Leailville.
The minors seemed to take to his fervent
stylo.
Bishop Taylor of Africa , Is on Ills way
to attend the general Methodist conference.
He has just been holding the Libeua con
ference ,
The choirs of the Church of England In
clude ir > 4XX ( ) voluntary and 19,000 paid mala
Hingcis , and ! ! 7OUO , voluntary and 2,100 , paid
female singers.
The inisssionary debt of the Southern
Methodist church in May , J8S7 , wns
5UOi41.ia. ! It is now l,7UtMO ; a notable
reduction in less than one year.
Tim largest colored church In this country
is said to bo the First Haptlst church at
Petersburg , Vn. Us pastor , Jtov. U. H. N.
Gordon , is temporarily in Now York.
Uev. Dr. Henry Y. Satterlce , lector of
Calvary church , New Yoik city , declines the
pluca of assistant bishop ot Ohio , on the
sound ground that he must stick to Ins own
parish work ,
The Uev. Ida C , Hulton opened the Iowa
senate at DCS Molnes with prayer , which ia
believed to be the tlist Instance In the history
of the woi Id of such olllco being performed
by a woman ,
Mrs. H A. Kingsbury supplied the pulpit
of tliu Unitarian cliui''H at I/mAngolcs , Cal ,
recently , In the absence of tlio regular pas.
tor. In spite of rain and mud , she hud u
largo an appieciativo comriegation ,
The American Sunday School union's '
premium of $1,000 for the best maniiBciipC
for the purposes of the society upon "Tho
Chilstian Obligations of Lubor and Capital , "
has boon awarded to Henry \V. Cuilman , of
San IVanclsco.
What makes the coming session of the
Methodist Episcopal Uhilich confluence so
interesting is the fact that the eligibility of
women as lay delegates to the conference ,
and the advisability of abolishing thu itlne.
runcy , uio to como up for discussion.
Father Drurngoolo , who died at Nox/
York Wednesday , was the founder of tha
newsboys' lodging house , Lafayette plate ,
wlurli bucamo in IbbV ! the Mission of the Jin-
inactiluta Virgin , where llio poor wcro cm oil
for without regard to religion or racu ,
Joseph C'oolt crowds Tremont temple , Hot-
ton , cvciy week , and the Traveller Bays his
popularity is owing to thu fact that "ho
speaks emphatically , fcaiIc&sl.y , upon live
questions , und is sulllcicntly politic to spe.ilc
the known sentiments of many dcuiMn earn
est men and women. "
p The Ilov Dr. Haicouit of Ran Francisco ,
Cal. , recently delivered a sermon on intern-
per.inco , Upon the edgn of the pulpit ho
placed seven bottles containing samples of
liiiiors | from seven difTeicnt tmloonu. The
preacher then proceeded to give his hearer *
thurcsulls of a chemical analysis of the
samples which he personally conducted , it
is seldom that realism is uecd to such cffoul
by u uiinlbtcr.
William Mcrz , a San Krancisco grocer ;
while laughing heartily fell from his chulr
and broke two ribn. The broken ribs cauotil
such injury to internal organs that the muu
baa since uitd.