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PART II. r FHE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE. IMS 9-16
EIGHTEENTH YEA ! ? . OMAHA , SUNDAY MOILING , OOTQBElt 21 , 1S88.-SIXTEEN PAGES. NUMBER 12f )
BENNISON BROTHERS ,
Our stock is too large and we must unload. We will offer special inducements next week in every department. Our great special sale inCar- |
pets , Oil Cloth , Curtains , Shades , etc. , is still continued. Now is the time to buy Carpets , Curtains , Rugs , Oil Cloths , etc. , at less than wholesale
prices. We can and will save you money , if you will give us half a chance. Don't forget our Cloak Sale next week , at the lowest priced
ever quoted for good goods in Omaha.
'ir , pieces Snriih Silks 21 different
hhndes. This is a lot wo closed out at
\cry low IlKiircHiind at the price quoted
HIV. iH indeedu fjrt-at bargain. This
jirieo IB foi Monday only.
2 ! ) pieces line Silk Dress Hushes 22
inch wide in all the popular shades ;
they would be cheap at * 2 a jard. \Vo
are anxious to unload , eonsequonth the
jirico has been made $1.60 a jard for a (
short time. j
Monday onlj15 pieccs-10-inch Tricots
in grej'Hi tans'mid browns. They are
worth fide and we will soil them one day
Mondaj just for fun at Il'lc jard.
OF JAPANESE NEWSPAPERS ,
How They Mnnngo to Soil 6O.OOO-
OOO Copies a Year.
CURIOUS THINGS IN NEWSPAPERS
HI raw Ililltorn Willing to lie
Jnlloil tt > rl0 n MonlliVIIKOH
Ilium rations UoportcrH
TOKIO , Japan , Oct. fl. [ Special
Conospoiidcnco of Tun HIE. ] It
is only eighteen ycais since the
thst newspaper was published in
Japan. Still 01,000,000 copies of
newspapers were sold in 1SS4 , and
the Increase of 1879 was double
that of 1870. At present Japan has
675 daily and weekly newspapers ,
and Its dailies number ninety-
seven. It publishes thutj--llvu law
magazines and 111 scientific poiiod-
icals. It has thirty-live medical
jcurnuls and an equal number of
religious newspapers. Its people
read eight different story papers ,
and 102 papers cater to the agricul
tural , comuiciclal and industrial
classes. It has its Punch or Puck ,
and this Is filled with cartoons and
witticisms , taking off the public men of the
.MiUado empire Just ns Puck and Judge do
those of our republic. All these papers are
published in Japanese. They nro read by
the natives ol the country , and the work
upon them is done entirely by native labor.
Thoi aio the outgiowth of the now civiliza
tion and tlu-i aio the great educators of the
* JAI'tNMU XMNSl'U'KH
looks strange to foreign eyes. If one could
take about 1IXX,00 ) ( ) toubox letters and put
them in si\ inch rows up and down four or
eight pages about half the size of tills news
paper ho might get some idea of the general
nppearanco of the paper. If ho could know
that each of the o letteis lepresented a
whole word and that half a do/en of them
imulu a sentence he might add to his concep
tion. His picture , however , would bo far
from n tiuo ono. The Japanese papois are
the dh eel opi > osito of ours. The columns
run from right to left across the page in
stead of up and down it , and the lines aio
perpendicular instead of hori/ontul. You
begin at the top of n line to read instead of
at the side , and when you have read about
six Inches of these ideographic characters you
como to the column line and go buck to the
top aud read down again. The columns are
twice as widy as ours and they do not seem
to have the flaming headlines that prevail In
American newspapers. The periods , instead
of being dots , uro circles us big round us a
pea , and there arc no such things us capitals ,
Tbt Japanese newspaper ofllco uses 5OJo
characters and these are a mixture of Japan
ese and Chinese.
TIIK MIKIMM * .
The flist partpf a Japanese journal Is made
up of official notifications and official rcK | > rt .
Then cornea the contents of the paper and
directly after this the editorials. "This
part , " suld ono of the leading editors , as ho
pointed to the hieroglyphics composing it ,
"la the brains of the paper , and the press is
a great maker of public opinion and a stiong
factor in governmental mutters in Japan. "
"Hut where nro tbo cdltois' names I" said I.
"The mimes of ttic real editors of u. Jupn-
iiO pieces line French Corduroys. This
is a beautiful French fabric. The col
orings and weave are the very latent.
The Maine quality is sold in New York
lit JlMM ) yard. Our price next week is
TO pieces line Dress Flannels , full
yard and half wide , in nil new and
Htaplo shades. These Flannels are
worth DUc. You < an tet ; them next
week at Clc ! j-nrd.
H2 pieces fine Novcltj Dress Goods ,
in fancy plaids , beautiful stripes polka
dots.c. . These floods are really worth
fl. " > ( ) jard. but uo are niiMOUs to reduce
our die.ss stock and will let them out for
one week only at i)8c ) jard.
nose newspaper , " was the reply , "aro never
published in the paper. Our nominal editors
ai o men of straw , whom wo employ for this
purpose. They get from $20 to $30 a month
as salai ies and they act as proof readers or
local icporters. Wo have , you know , a rigid
censorship of the press and whenever a pa
per publishes anything offensive to the gov
ernment its editors and publishers are liable
to bo lined , Imprisoned or banished. When
such is the case the names of these straw ed
itors are sent in mid they undergo the pun
ishment. Of course wo pay their salaries
while they nro in prison , but the whole thing
is a farce and n shame. "
The editors' names do not hcnco appear on
the editorial page , and they uro In the last
column and last line of the newspaper. They
stand at the end after the advertisements.
Following the cdltoi luls como the telegrams
and local news. These are ml\cd together ,
and there are a number of columns of them.
Then comes the fotcign news , and then cor-
lespondcncc and letters of travel.
The newspaper contents of the largo daily
paper here are much the same as at home.
The Nichi Nichi Shlmbun or Tokio Daily
News , which lies before mo as I wute , has
eight pages. It has market repoits , giving
the rise and full of ttic stock market. It
recoi ds the malls and the stcamci s due. The
market prices till several columns , and It has
two pages of advertising. Us editor tells
me that ( death notices are paid for , and I
sco that thcso nro bordeied with black.
The Nichl Nichi Shuimbun. is the oldest
paper in Japan. Its ( list issue was made
eighteen . \eurs ago and the llrst copy was
cut entirely In wood and printed from n
block. I looked at some of the earlier vol
nines to day. The pages ware then no larger
than a sheet of foolscap paper. They were
printed on rico paper and only one side of
the paper was printed. It was for years the
couit paper and received a largo sum per
month from the government. It then sneezed
when the Mikado took snuff. It is now indo-
IKmdcnt and its new editor , Mr. Sold , is ono
of the brightest of newspaper managers.
Just returned from traveling in Europe , ho
speaks English fluently and when I met him
at u dinner the other night ho gave me u
cordial invitation to visit his office.
Tiin WOUMMI rotten.
The NhhlNich Shlmbun olHco is located in
the heart of Tokio. Imagine n largo two-
story stone structure with grout columns
running around its front and sidu and with
flat , overhanging roof covering its two stones ,
and you have the exterior ot the building.
The counting rooms , press rooms and stereo
typing foundry nro on the gi on ml floor , and
the editorial and composing rooms on the
floor above. Entering the counting room you
find about two score of men in gowns sitting
behind lattice .vork sciecns before httlo
tables , Each has a paint brush in
his hand and n book of rico piper
before him These are the bookkeepers
of the establishment , and it is here
that the advertiser * como About three-
foutths of the advertisements of the paper
como unsolicited , the rest is gathered on
commission. Advertising rates lira low and
this paper charges only 7 cants u lino. Twcn-
tj-llvo words inauo a line in those Japanese
papers and this would bo deeidedlj cheap lor
the Now York World , which is to our me
tropolis what the Nichi Nichl Shimbun is to
Tokio , Mr. Seki tells me that the Japanese
have not been fully educated in the use of
advertising , but that the newspaper advertis
ing increases from \ ear to year The news
papers ndveitiso their own circulation and
each boasts that It has the biggest. They
put up bulletin boards , but they do not crj
the papers on the streets.
The ncwbbo\sof Japan nro hired by the
month , and $10 a month is good wages.
They are nothing like the newsboys of
America. The sign of the calling is u sort
of u sheep bell which tinkles us they trot
Buck Toweling ,
] cate Monday , of finelluck Towclin
just to yet n crowd , SJc yard.
Renfrew Turkey Red
.1.000 yards Remnant Renfrew Turkey
Tied Table Damasks in 2 to 8 yard
lengths ; they are worth 75c. On sale
Monday H/ic / yard.
50 do/en Ladies' Jersey lUbbcd all
\Vool Vests high neck , long sleeves ; all
the colors of the rainbow. Thej' arc
worthSl.GO ; our price next week 91 each.
along with a bundle of newspapers sticking
out of the breasts of their gowns. They
wear bowl-like hats which covers nearly the
whole of their faces , and the calves of their
legs uro bare. You hear everywhere their
bolls tinkling , and whenever there is a bell
there is always a newspaper. There is no
news stands on the streets and the papers
are not sold In the hotels. There are a few
sticct sales of papers and the most of the
copies go to subscribers. The presses used
in the Nichl Nichi Shlmbun office are
old fashioned ones of America make. The
stereotyping is done after the American
plan , but the plates nro trimmed down with
n hand saw which looks like u butcher knlfo
filed into teeth. After this they are planed
with n common carpenter's pluno and when I
visited the stcicotyping department and
looked at the light attire of the workers who
were clad in nothing but breech clothes , the
editor said :
"Excuse these men. It is so warm. They
nro naked. "
Tiin SANCTUM ,
It takes about one hundred and fifty men
to run the Nichi Nichi Shimbun office , and
the editorial rooms contain many low tables.
The cdltor-in-chicf in Japanese dress Intio-
duccd mo to a score and more of biown-
skinned gentlemen In Japanese gowns who
stopped writing up and down sheets of nca
paper with camel's hair brushes as I entered.
Tea was hi ought in in little cups holding as
much as jou could put in the smallest egg
cup. A cigaietto was offered me and aboxof
charcoal put beside mo to light it. Wo
chatted for some time though the
editor , who spoke English on the
changes In newspaper work going on over
the world. I found my lemurks published in
the newspaper the next morning and I wish
1 could give your readers hero n quotation
from them It all looks the same to me , how
ever , and I would bo ns liable to clip a sec
tion of a love story as of my interview , had
I not my guide to help me. As wo talked the
reporters , walked busily away In the next
room and I saw the exchange editor in a blue
dressing gown clipping and marking with
his red ink and brush articles intended for
the chief editor's e\e On the same flpor
and adjacent to the editorial room' 1 heard
thotiamp of many feet , and I was told the
noise came from the
and that it was made by the dozen boy i who
wcio gathering typo for the compositors. I
looked In. The typo was arranged i'i long
cases standing on the floor propped against
each other at an angle of forty-llvo iJegrees
In the shape of a tent. These cises were six
foot high and from fifty to sixty
feet long , and they were packed
with typo. In compartments like
thoio of on American press room. The
pi inters do not select the typo as with us
The words of an article are gathered before
they begin to put it together for the paper.
The typo or words , for each typo represents
n \\ord , uro brought in little boxes like cigar
boxes , arranged in the order in which it is to
go into the paper , and the compositor sets It
up in his composing stick. It thus takes
much leg work to get up a Japanese newspa
per , and tbeso boys have to run from one
end of the room to the other many times to
get the different ones of the five thousand
characters which go to make up the Japanese
vocabulary of lettci s.
Compositors nro paid from (10 to $30 a
month , and it will bo interesting hero to give
the salaries of the men employed on n Japa
nese newspaper The cdltor-ln-chiof re
ceives f ISO a month , and tha other men con
nected with the editorial room range from
that down to f-IO a month. Reporters i eccive
from fin to 8 0 a month , and foreign corre
spondents get about f50 a month ,
The leading papers of Japan use illustra
tions only when the occasion demands it.
They publish nictures of noted men as they
become promiuent , and when tno late nomi
nating conventions were held the American
legation hero was besieged with reporters
who wanted photographs of Thurman and
Cleveland and of Harrison aud Morton. They
found out that Mr Dunn , ono of the secre-
tailcs of the legation , was n cousin of Sena
tor Thurman , and they wanted as full a re
port about him as would bo required from a
gosslppy American correspondent. The red
bandana handkerchief puzzled them , and
their version of Senator Thurman's snuff-
taking were as varjed as their characters. I
doubt not that new characters were invented
ICO Ladies' Seal Plush Haeques42Sneh
lonjr , quilted , satin lined , Chemois skin
pockets , 4 seal ornaments ; for ono week
this garment $128.00 , worth tW. :
Mail Orders Filled.
This is the greatest bargain over of
fered in Omaha , 42-inch long , o.xtra
quality , satin quilted lining , 1 seal or
naments. This wrap has sold nil the
season at $40 and is good value at that
price , but we have too many and must
unload , one week only at $211.fcO.
Mail Orders Filled.
This is a beauty'some style garment
as above only. , Unor'quality.Plush and
llnest Heaver Cufffc'and Collar , is Rood
value at $0.5 ; one wepl only at $48.
Mail Orders Filled.
to express their Ideas , for there is no snuff
In Japan , and the handkerchiefs the natives
use are of paper. I have been Interviewed by
a number of the reporters , and my talus have
furnished several columns of printed hiero
glyphics anil a section of a .Japanese paper
would malco a very interesting American
The cheaper papers of Jnp.in run largely
to wood cuts , and ( hey publish pi oat pictures
of the most harrowing scenes. In one you
may see a murder portrayed , m wlilch nn
almond-e\ gh 1 is killed by an almond-eyed
villain. In another Is a love scene , and in a
third a story of Japanese sorrow , uml death
is told in pen and mjc tlfat scum to weep. In
nil of these the .lapuneso dress and features
are carried out , and the illustration Is on the
whole about ns good as that you tlnd m the
rovr oi > nxiUEa.
Japanese newspapers are cheap. The best
dailies cost 30 cents a Jjionth or a cent and a
hulf a copy. The papers do not make much
money , still they "have great influence. I
was told by one of the men connected with
the government that the newspapers could
ovoi throw a public man or minister in Japan ,
and public opinion scorns to have as much
weight here as it has in America. 1 llnil
the newspaper men of Japan to bo very
bright men , and in fact there is no class of
subjects which they do not discuss. Their
editorial articles , comprise Hnunco , com
merce , Christianity and the thousand and
ono new subjects which are now interesting
Thu papers are takan by all classes of people
ple , from the mikado to the coolcy and the
nilmbcr of subscribers increases every day ,
Tokio has u press club which meets once a
month and which frequently entertains for
eign visitois. There are three
published in Japan. They are all Issued at
Yokohama , and 'their prices form quite a
contrast with those of the Japanese news
papers They cost 20 qonts or from S18 to $25
a year , and the nuws In them Is almost en
tirely Japanese and of other foreign coun
tries rather than America. Ono of these is
before mo and its American news is com
prised in the following telegram :
"WASHINGTON , ! ) . C. Tho-housohos passed
the tariff bill. "
The Jnpan Mail Is perhaps the best known
of tliu English Japanese newspapers. It is
edited by Captain Hrinkley , an Englishman ,
who has been in Japan for a score or more of
jcars and who Is one oCtho finest scholars as
well as one of the most Influential foreigners
Inotomonoof the Japanese newspapers
of a latu date announcing its collections for
the sufferers from the- recent eruption of
Handisan , in which * o'many villages were
destroyed , that tha papers collect contribu
tions uoro as they'd * tai America , and this
paper states that \f ithlrt a fortnight after this
eruption $ a , 700 was U > ns collected.
THE COMlXUj-LAttnUAOl : .
There is u movement going on in Jnpan
for the throwing away of Chinese characters
and tlio adoption of tha ganio alphabet that
wo use. There are two societies in Tokio in
favor of souio reform In this direction , and
ono of them wants to adopt the Japanese al
phabet proper , wtiioh consists of forty-seven
letters. There will probably bo a change to
one system or th other , and I have heard it
predicted that Kngllih wilt eventually bo the
language of Japn.
I saw a short-hand writer in ono of the of-
tlces hero take down Japan conversation , and
I could sco that his pothooks looked any dif
ferent from those of "tho reporters of con
gress. U will bo impossible , however , for
Japan over to u o the typo-writer while she
sticks to the Chinese characters. In the
meantime a large part of the empire is learn
ing English , and Japan has the best
educational system of any of the
oriental nations. School attendanre is
compulsory and tnero are : iOUU,030
children in the public schools. More than
one million of these are females and Japan
has 1-U high schools , U has sixty-live normal
schools and there nro about 1 , 00 pupils in the
imperial university here. There uro 101 tech
nical schools containing S.OQO students , and
1.S53 schools are maintained by private funds.
The future of Japan it is impossible to pro-
diet , save that with this system of education ,
it can not but continue to advance.
A look at the book stores of Tokio gives
some idi-a of tbo class of literature that the
educated people of the empire read , and thcio
Plush Jackets ,
48 Ladies' Sen ! Plush Jackets , Ritin
lined. This fjurrnent IBold in Omaha
tib hitfh as 'ilO.OO. ' Our price , one week ,
Ladies' ' Handkerchiefs
100 do7on Ladies' line Linen Hand
kerchiefs , in plain white , with drawn
stitch , fancy scolloped edtfo.s , colored
embroidered ; none worth less than 'I0c
to COc. Your choice Monday 2-rC each.
Ladies' ' Muffs ,
1,000 Ladies' Black Hare MulTs , Mon
day , 60c each ; wortliTf.OO.
are no subjects too high or abtruso for them.
In ono of the hook stores hero there is as
good n collection of metaphysical works ns
you will find in nnv book store in Washing
ton , and Mill and Spencer are read by the
thousands. All classes of scientific works
nro sold and there seems to bo inoio
solid books than novels. I sco second
hand books for sale on the street
marked hero and there with Japanese notes
bearing on such subjects as biology , political
economy and history , and a number of the
more noted works have been translated into
the Japanese language. Mr. Mutza , the
present minister from Japan to America ,
amused himself during a political imprison
ment , which ho underwent several years ago
by translating Hentham's Spirit of the laws
into Japanese , and I am surprised at tliu num
ber of public men I meet who nro food lin
guists. Calling upon the vice minister of
war this morning without my interpreter I
was asked if I could speak French or Ger
man ns he found the English very hard for
him. I replied in German and our conversa
tion was then conducted in that language. I
meet many Japanese who can talk English
and the duy will como when the English will
DO as familiar a language hero as the German
is in America FIUNK G. CAII-I.STUU.
A hairless cat excites the wonder of Par
sons , Kan. It was born in that condition ,
and promises to live.
A Jersey cow In Atchison , Ivan. , is the
proud parent of triplets , nil alive and dolog
well. She deserves a ncnsion.
An esthetic-looking blue lobster with n del
icately tinted pink tall was captured at Poit-
land. Me. , recently , is now swimming in close
quarters ns a curiosity.
A sparrow with white wings was seen in
Rondout , N. V. , the other afternoon. It led
an army of nearly one hundred blown spar
rows for several hours. When the "curio"
alighted the otheis would alight , and when
it ciielcd about or flew in n straight line ,
they would immediately follow suit , "keep
ing always , however , ut a most respectful
The famous toad which was dug out alive
from n stratum of Scotch claj at Hartford ,
Cnn. , belonging to the glacial period died at
the end of tinea days A local surgeon cut a
slit across the membrane which closed the
toad's mouth in aider to feed it. and the poor
batrathian had not enough vitality to boar
the operation. Much Inteiest is manifested
In the toad , which has been preserved in al
cohol in the Grecnoclc museum.
Mr. Cyrcnius Hall , the artist , has a sum
mer home at Isle of Hope in Maine. Three
weeks ago Mrs. Hall , to encourage her hens
to lay , bought a half-dozen china nest ezrgs
ana placed them in their nests , On looking
for them a few days after they were not to
bo found , nor weio there are anv sugar-
bowls or tea-sets about to show that the
china cgps had hatched. The disappearance
of the eggs was a mystery until one day last
week a chicken snake was killed on Mr.
Hall's farm , and two china eggs were found
msldo of it , His snakeship had been doubt
less suffering from dyspepsia for several
A peculiar phenomenon has been discov
ered in Laurens county , S. C. On Jho side
of u steep hill a section of land about two
acres in extent has apparently dropped about
four feet below the surface of the surround
ing country. The sunken ground is covered
with bushes , which aio turned and twisted
considerably. Near tliu edge of the fallen
mass Is a large crack , extending toward the
center , from the .aperture of which water
and sand Issue continually. This water has
a milk ) sediment , and , as it runs down a
trench some fifty feet below , it destroys all
vegetation it comes in contact With. A
strong sulphurous odor pervades the air of
A Norden ( Neb. ) man has married after
twenty jeans of courtship conducted through
The appro-idling marriage of Houhincer's
daughter , Mile Marcelle , with Capt. Dernnt ,
is officially announced.
A uewly married Aroostook pair return
thanks for their muny elegant presents in a
Pink Mixed Flannels
Monday only , 10 pieces ( ionnnn I-07. !
pink mix Klnmioln , worth JKc jnrd. On
sale Monday He jnrd.
j STANDARD PRINTS
.r > cnses full Standard Prints , Monday
Embroidered Flannels ,
Mondnj1 , . " pieces white I'mbioiderel
Flannels' , at 4'lc. Who e\er heard of
embroidered llannels at 4'lcaid. ' .
VESTS , O / /
7fi do/en Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Vests ,
high neck , long slee\es. They were
made to sell at 7"e , but our unloading
price is 37 jo each.
card signed by them anil published in the
' .oc.il newspaper. This is real gratitude.
A Canton , O. , couple eloped in a milk
ivagon. It was owned by the gioom , a pros
perous dair.Miian. The girl belongs to a
wealthy family and had been "keeping corn
> any" for several years against her father's
Huclc Taylor , king of tbo cowboys In Hu f
falo Hill's Wild West combination , lariated
: ho alTcctions of n Baltimore beauty and
licircss. He rounded her up and had his
t > rand put on her by a \ \ ashington minister.
When the original owner came alter his own
iamb Taylor showed his certificate of ownei-
ship and promised to keep her on good range ,
with plenty of fecii. The paternal blessing
followed in due course.
The llrst romantic marri.igo of the season
occurred September 17 last , in Jeffersonvillc.
Ky. Miss Minnie L. Casseday , daughter of
Mr. Samuel Casseday , cashier of the Hank
of Commerce , was marriel to Mr. H. S.
Willis , of Galveston , Tex. Although the
young couple were known to bo engaged ,
their marri.igo comes In the nature of a sur
prise to their friends. MrVilhs is at college -
lego in Waco , Tex , and Miss Casseday con
tinues her studies at school in Louisville.
American girls who dosni ) to nini-rv titled
Europeans should not neglect their Trench.
Lx-Ministor Lothrop's daughter , who mar
ried .1 Kussiun baron a few days ago , was
courted in French , because she could not
spe.ik Kubsfun. and her 1 n-er W.H unskilled
in English. Miss Virginia Knov , of Pitts-
burg , Pa. , who married Count di Montcrcole ,
of Italy , had a like experience She was unable -
able to speak Italian and the count couldn't
count on his English. French thus became
the language of last resort.
About $ . ' -lt)00X)0 ) , ( ) has been contributed to
the American boaid in the last seventi eight
Every city and villarcin the eighteen prov
inces of China arc now open to the mission-
aiies of the cross.
Hob Htirilette , the genial , laughter-making
humorist , has been In enscd as an evangelist
and Is to start out on a campaign ugalnst sin.
Mrs. Hooth-Tucker , daughter of "Gencial'
Hootb , commander of the Salvation army ,
recently started for India with a eompanj of
fifty missionary oftlccis.
Twenty nine jcais ago the Presbiteiian
mission in Hrazil was begun. Theieisnow
a presbytery of fifty churches and thuty-two
ministers. Twelve of the latter are natives.
In northern Mexico new churches have
been organized , arid at places visited for the
tirst time largo audiences have listened with
marked attention to the woids of the mis
The corner stone of n homo for aped and
infirm Israelites has been laid in Philadel
phia. It Is an unusual institution , for very
tow Jews , in this countrj at least , ever be
come objects of charity.
Uov. George McC. Fiskc , of Providence ,
H. I. , positively declines to accept the bish
opric of Fond du Lac , to which ho was re
cently elected. It Is announced that another
election will be held in November.
Grand Uabbl Isidore , the most distin
guished Jew in France , is dead at Paris ,
iigcd 7."i. He was a liberal Hcbiow , and did
not discourage mixed marriage . Ho always
urgeu the observance of high morality rather
than the rites of the chuich.
Mr Spurgeon's church in London the
church of the great tabernacle now , in
the most absolute sense , Independent. It
has no connection with any union , associa
tion , convocation , or any ecclesiastical couit
of any description. Various rumors have
been ullo.it as to Mr Spurpcon's purposes in
relation to the future of his church , but ha
has given no slpn , and if the question has
been discussed in the meetings ot his elders
they have been dlscreetlj silent.
U comes as church news from England that
the bishop of Ely will hereafter license his
deacons to preach only ono original sermon a
week , on the ground that ajoung man Just
entering the ministry cannot wuh justice to
himself or the subject prepare more than ono
sermon a week. Ho thinks that the people
will bo the gamers , as they will hear two
good sermons a week , one original and ono
selected , instead of two poor ont'inal her-
00 flnu Heaver Shawls , rovei-Mibl * ) In
Rroysaml browns ; they are worth M ,
but wo have too main and M > they muni ,
BO for ono week at $ 'li'J. '
fi bales line Comforters , the b st In
town at the price worth $2.2 > V , ourpiicu
only tl.f > 0 each.
20 jicccs Floor Oil Cloths never1 told
le s th-u 60c ; our price is only > JOe
Bennison Bros i
I'aoillc Itallwny Argonaut.
U. ] ' ' 8 inilMtlt OI" Till ST.
CONTISKSTM , HOTEL , Nnw Yomt Cuv.
Citizen uMfilcnrt / ; . Ibiscnatcr ,
Editor "O\rtut lice. "
Hall times again are out of Joint.
Let pi ess wake up Omaha men ,
As 1 arranged with Lincoln then ,
( At Omaha ) Initial Point.
Stiange times are these when Theft succeeds
When L'oi partitions rob Gioat towns.
As Kings and Kiuzcrs lose their Crowns ,
Kail Kobbers fall who steal " 1'orn Deeds , "
As vou were with me at the time
( With IJoy , Pacific Engineer ) .
The town subscribed ; can Hoard combine
To chc.it the town as "Hnnko Stcerl"
You knew Savage and Mamlcison ,
Who represented Omaha ,
Diew up contract ( us legal fact
Will that firm now dcnj the net )
Two Hundred Thousand Dollar sum
For depot grounds ( sco city law ; ;
Yet Union Depot not begun I
Alviu Saunders was trustee ,
If 1 can tiust my memory
The Hi each of Truni rests with U. P.
IUIKU n or ruoMi-i ; TIIKOUGII rn si. ruutcs a
The grounds uro worth One Million now ,
( Three hundred thousand interest )
Huild depot or stamp on Hoard Press
"Dishonor" as Its Hallway guest ,
( Or else give up the property )
And expose the Uallway Treachery.
Contract was loft in Millard's safe
( In Omaha National Hank ) .
Is Honor Hright Omuhu Waif I
President was no boodle crank.
Chnilcs Francis Adams and Jay Gould
Wore then not known in U P rarno.
How then can they swear to deed shame
Some Sneak Thief Robber has Kail Pooled t
Did not Tliurston btato Hoard create
HU. . P onlcr ) Can Adams say
Ho has not given Town away
To Hoom King Pools elsewhere in statol
Why should our Omaha bo sold
To pass Hundred Million Fraud Hill
( Through Mamlersoii ) for Hoodie Gold ,
And Omaha "Way Station ' still I
We've waited Five and Twenty Years ,
To lose "Initial Point" at lust ,
( Through Senates , Pool Uoom , IJ.jn.to
With Union Depot still half-mast.
Push a Press battle ( through Tin : Hi t ) ,
Wnen "Paity Kings uml Pools" connive ,
Wo of the old guard , still alive ,
Hold Records in our Memory.
Gi.ouoi : Fiiixcis THAIS' ' .
IMPPIKMINT : : uiterns.
The most effective mantle of charity U
made of sealskin.
The lallroud with the narrowest .
most frequently has tliu largest moi tgago
Kceloy , the motor man , has been caused
considerable annoyance bj bismothcr-in-law.
The song of the gul and the kerosene call
"Oil away , oil uwuy to the promised land. "
Hread It. higher , but the countrj is yet
safe. There has been no advance in the pnco
It is doubtful if Edison's new talking-ma
chine will ever supeiicdo the old rchabla
Many unscrupulous dead men are said to
be preparing to vote posthumously uttliu
The price of wheat has becun to drop. It's
about timo. In fact , the di op may well bo
considered a duo drop.
Nobody 1ms invented a contiivanco where
by a man at the theater can drop a cent Iji
the slot and get a clove
Aad now \\oaro told that the coloring
matter in ureonbacks is deadly poison. Huu
\ou cannot scare us in that way.
A training-school for servants is In opera
tion in Chicago If the girls aio good-look
ing they cannot find employment. It will bo
a waste of time to teach them.
All the Sioux chiefs at Washingtonhnvo
colds in the head. It is evident that the mu
cous membrane of the redskin is bci'omini ;
verj sensitive to the customs of civilisation
"What Frenchman's dramatic works are
the most i > oputar with Ainsrlcan audiences I1
inquires a corrcs | > ondeiit. That dcpendf
S.udou and Worth both claim the champion
ship belt. ,