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PART II. THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE. AGES 9-16
EIGHTEENTH YEAB. OMAHA , SUNDAY MOHNING , DECEMBER 0. 1888.-SIXTEEN PAGES. NUMBER 178
GIGANTIC UNLOADING SALE. ALL WINTER GOODS AT WARM WEATHER PRICES. NEVER WERE SUCH REDUCTIONS
MADE IN THE DRY GOODS TRADE OF OMAHA. VISIT OUR STORE AND ASCERTAIN THESE FACTS FOR YOURSELF
DMondny wo will place on sivlo 10 piccca
CO-lnch broiulclnth. They nro odds and
ends. If you can Uml u color in thu lot
to suit you they nro the cheapest lot of
poods over ollorud. Mondny , onlyl >
yard , worth $1.60. C
Monday wo place on Palo GO pieces fine
satins in all the now colors. They tire
worth Ode. You can buy them next
week atfiilc a yard. Lading doing fancy
work will save money by Inking advan
tage of this Bale.
Graham's ' Cocoa ut Oil Soap , 5c
infant's Toilet Set ,
This infant's toilet sot , as cut above ,
is a beauty and should be in every
household 'where nn infant resides.
Only & 1.H3 each , in nil colors of plush.
deplorable state as far as religion is con
cerned. The people of the better classes
ojo largely Agnostics. They believe in
no religion and though the bulk of thorn are
nominally Buddhists , they are really infidels.
I believe that any religion is better than no
relicion , and there is at present room in
Japan for all the work that both the Budd
hists and the Christians can do. Whoa the
two religions have conquered the empire and
the sects come together theie may bo trouble
but not before. We have now our preachers
and the Christians have their missionaries.
There is a vast Held before us and there
is room for both lo do good. Our teachings
nro In many respects the saiioTlnd wo both
aim at the establishment of a better morality
and the elevation of man. "
"Your idea of religion is far different from
that of the other Buddhist sects , is it not ) "
HIS CHCGl ) .
"Yes , " replied th o priest , "the Buddha wo
worship is the amita Buuuha , the bound
less Buddha , tlio chief of all thu Buddhns.
Amita means boundless , and wo believe that
Buddha is boundless In all his attributes.
We believe he is a god of boundless mercy ,
of boundless goodness and purity , arid of
boundless light. Wo behove that his light
and life are perfect , and our religion is one
of faith and xvorks. From the time of pijt-
ting faith in the saving power of Buddha wo
do not need any ppwcr of self-help , but need
only keep his mercy In heart and invoke his
name in order to remember him. Wo believe
in the doctrines of cause and effect , and
that the state of our present lifa has its
caucc ) in what wo have done In our previous
existence up to the present , On this account
our icllginn forbids all prayers for happiness
In the present life , because the events of the
present life cannot bo altered by the power
of others , Wo may bettor our condition In
the next life by attending to our moral duties
In this , bv loving cacti other , and by keeping
the laws- "
"Then you have the doctrine of transmi
"Yes , all Buddhists believe in that. Wo
believe that mind or soul Is never lost. It
goes from ono transmigration to another ,
rising higher or sinking lower in the scale of
creation , ns its actions are good or bad.
Some of the Buddhists believe in hells. And
there is a theory that there are eight hot
hells and eight cold bells. The eight hot
hells are stated of blazing lire. The eight
cold hells arc those of freezing water. The
lower clauses believe these hulls to exist in
reality. It is with the higher classes much
as with the brimstone damnation of Christ
ianity , Tha blazing tire and freezing water
are not madu by other beings but by our
thoughts alone , Wo have theories that the
lowest and wickedest of men may spend
their next state in the souls of beasts or in
sects. The good man by doing his best for
the riulit In this world Is born with a better
soul Into the next transmigration. By being
good there bo rises higher end thus goes on
step by step and life by life until ho reaches
the Nirvana. "
' WHAT IS TUB NIllVAXAl"
* 'It ' Is hard to explain this in English. I
Had that Christians do not rightly appreciate
It It Is not a state of soul-annihilation , as
many suppose. It Is not u negative state ,
but a positive one. Nirvana means eternal
happiness , nnd It is the state of Buddha. In
it we believe that all the bad that is in man's
nature Is annihilated nnd all the good con *
tinucs to grow. It IB a state In which all the
evil is taken from man's nature , and his hap
piness comes from his appreciation of tha
true , the beautiful and the good In Hi per
fection. Buddhism believes In the extinc
tion of the evil passions of mankind , aud that
when these are all cut off tlio miserable state
of transmigration ends. Covctuousncss ,
anger , vice , hypocrisy , prldo , are dead , and
thu pure soul enters the Nervnna. "
"This is n beautiful theory , but do all
Buddhists hold It I"
"Not at nil , " replied the priest. "Tlio
nominal Buddhists wear merely the cloak of
the rcllgjon , and many people of tlio lower
classes ex | > cct to receive good fortuuo In thU
life for their religious work. "
"Do any of thorn worship the Images
themselves } "
"I think not. They worship thorn ouly an
lie representative of UudO.ua. They do not
believe that the wood and stone has life or
"Do you think that Buddhism will ever
THE cnicr iiijr.ioros
Of the world , in other words , will all the
people in the world sometimes bo Budd
hists t" .
"I hardly thlnkso , " was the reply , "though
I understand there are Buddhists In America ,
and Madame Blavetsky and the thcosophists
arc treading close on the heels of Buddhism.
Still , I would not like to say that all the
world would eventually bo Buddhists. "
"But the Christians chum that they will
eventually christianize the whole world , "
"Well , as for claiming , " replied the priest ,
with a twinkle of Ins eye , "I cna claim as
much as they can. I can claim that all the
world will bo Buddhists , and I can set down
the day , hour and minute when this will bo.
But it would only bo claiming after all.
Thercaro noiv 10GOCOXJ , , ( } I'rotcstant Chris
tians in the world. There are ! i)0OOJ,000 ( )
Komau Catholics. We Buddhists at the
lowest estimate number U-W.OOO.OOO , and
Buddhism is not at a standstill. Before the
sixth century wo were not known in Jap in ,
und wo spread over this whole empire in a
very short time. Some of the mlkndos of
the past were Buddhists , and the dav will
come when there will be a Buddhist presi
dent in the white house who will push the
Buddhist religion to thu front in the United
"Do the Buddhists give largely to their
"Not so much ns they should , " replied the
priest. "Still they do very well , consider
ing the poverty of the -ountry. 'This church
in which we uro now talking has an income
of f.JJO,000 n year. And another branch of
this denomination is building a cathedral
which will cost well up Into the millions.
Our people give us much us they see lit. Wo
do not iix the amount of their contributions ,
and there is no tithing among us. "
In company with Air. Akamatzii I next
took a walk through this vast temple known
In Japan as tlio Nlshi Ilongwan Ji. Wo
walked through corridor after corridor in
our stocking feet and inspected room after
room carpeted with mats und walled with
gold leaf. The walls were riiado of sliding
screens and upon each of these were paint
ings by thu old musters Priceless carvings
of a noted left-handed artist , who lived
about three hundred years ago , formed the
frcize work of ono side of most of thu rooms
and this was made up of birds and animals
of life size so accurately cut that the blood
seemed to How through them. Wo vlsiteoT
the great audience room of the temple , thereof
roof of which is upheld by Immense pillars
und the tloor of which takes 054 yards of
matting to cover it. Tlio coiling was made
of richly painted panels bound with lacquer ,
and great brass lanterns , each of whicli
would have tilled a good-sized hogshead ,
bung from the coiling. Wo went through
splendid reception rooms , aud this sect of
Buddhists have some of the finest of the
Japanese temples. The art of Japan is con
nected with the temples , nnd in thorn are
found the finest specimens of Japanese
carving and bronze work. Wo looked at the
great bell of the temple , which U rung by a
log of wood so hold up by means of a rope
that its end points against the lower pact of
the outside of the bell , and whicli is rung by
a man pulling this log back and letting it
strike against the bell. Wo walked through
the beautiful tcmp'.o garden and watched
gold llshes of about live pounds each swim ,
mlng by the hundreds within the lake In its
center. Wo chatted the while of Christianity
and Buddhism , and as wo went out wo
snitvio : nctxo coxni'CTr.n '
In ono of the ante rooms by a Buddhist
priest. From flvo hundred to n thousand
bare-headed men , women and children In
gowns sat on their bare heels on the lloor
and attentively listened to the priest , who
read from manuscript his sermon. His read ,
ing was a sing-song drawl , but the audience
was devout , and the whole was not without
its solemnity. Wo then wont past the trcm-
ury of the temple. The priests sat behind
little cago-llko desks a foot high , and the
crowds thronged around with ttioir gifts
with the pushing and crowding of a bank on
a busy day. Money has changed and gifts in
kiua were eircu , aud froci what I could see
CENTER TABLE ,
Tills table , ns cut above , is u finely finished
antique oak , nud la worth mid sold Jn Omaha nc
} ii.50. Our iiilou iii'xt \ \ eb. M..N.
This clmir , ns cut nbo\e , is ft weartr. It will
last 100 yours if properly taken care of. 'I he
children nil like Iht-m. , Uottt lorpet to buy
them one. Only 4B
THE PROTESTANT BUDDHISM.
A Curious Phaao of the Boligion in
the JapaneseEmpire. .
INTERVIEW WITH A NOTED PRIEST
Prospects of Builillilsm as an Ameri
can Kclltfion A. UtulilIilHt Tem
ple How 200,000 Women
Gave Their Loeka to DiuUIha.
C < > j > i/rfo/icl / / ( by FraiiA : a. Carpenter.
KIOTA , Nov. 10.-Special [ Correspondence
of TUB BEI-.J I have just finished un after
noon in the company of Mr. Akamatzu , who
is one of the most noted Buddhist priests of
Japan , Ho is ono of the heads of the largest
Buddhist sect of the country , and ho pre
sides over the biggest-temple in the Japanese
empire. The audience room of his temple ,
with its money-changers and Its multitude of
worshipers makes one think of the scenes in
the great temple at Jerusalem in the days of
Christ. It covers half un acre , and the ante
rooms and chambers of the temple form a
i labyrinth of Japanese apartments walled
} with gold leaf and decorated with costly
' carvings and paintings by the greatest of
The Buddhist religion embraces among its
followers one-fourth of all the people in the
world. It contains moro believers than any
other religion , and it is the chief religion of
Japan. There uro hero 72,000 Budhlst torn-
: pics , and Klotu , which Is a city the ni/o of
Cincinnati , Is said to have ,1,500 temples of
this religion. Still , Buddhism came Into
Japan 500 years after Christ was born ,
though it originated ( XX ) years before that
time. The Japanese Buddhists have as many
sects as Protestant Christianity , aud these
vary widely as to their doctrine and their be
liefs. The priests of many of them shave
their heads until they shine like BO many bil
liard balls , and these lead celibate lives.
Other sects believe In marriage , and the sect
of Mr. Akamatzu is one of thu most liberal
of the whole. Ita believers may bo called
the Unitarian Protestants of Japanese Budd-
iiisin , and its theories vary so widely from
tlio generally accepted Ideas of Buddhism
that ni.v conversation with Mr. Akamatzu
cannot fall to bo interesting.
A CIIL'AT IR-IIIIIIIST ,
It was In ono of thcso gorgeous gold-walled
' rooms that I met the great Buddhist , a short ,
Bleudtr , full-bcardodklnd-oycd man of forty-
flvo , He was dressed In a long black gown
of a sort of silk grenadine , with sleeves
which hung down like those of a Japanese
lady , n foot or so balow the wrist. Ills feet
were ulud in the whitest of foot mittens , and
ho hud left Ins sandals on the ground outside
I had likewise been directed to take off my
hoes , ami thus , in stocking feet , wo sat on
European chairs und talked together , Mr.
Akumatzu had spent two years In England
nbout II ficcn years ugo , and he spoke our
language fluently , Ho talked freely , using a
great many illustrations of the commonplace
order , and surpilscd mo continually at the
liberality of his views und the wide extent of
Ills reading ana information , He was very
particular hi hU statement that all BudJhlsts
were not a ) ho w.isaml that many of tbo dif
ferent sects did not look upon religion and
Christianity ns ho did , but ho said the Budd'
hlsts bellnvo that tucy are all going the same
way , aud that the sects will bo lluully uultod
. in the Nirvana. 1 tukod as to the
OIIOWTII OF lll'l ) 1)11 ) ISM.
Wr. Altamuuu replied ; 'Japan is la at
200 dozen ladies' fine linen
ered cilccs , scolloped borders ,
plain wlilto , * lioinstitchod , fancy
colored borders. These handker
chiefs wore bought to sell at ode ,
but wo have too many and will
oiler choice of entire lot next
week , at Uoe each.
bOO Towel Rollers , aa cut above. They
arc worth toc. ! On bale next week at fac
Toilet Sets , $1.00.
Wo wilt oiler next week MO Toilet
Pots , tine Celluloid Brush. Comb nnd
Glass , in white and amber , only $ lcacli ,
- Step ,
Whoever bought a stop ladder before
for OSe when it ifaO feet long ?
TOILET SOAP 3 CENTS A CAKE.
VESTS , 29c.
GO dozen Ladies' White Merino
Vests , pearl buttons , silk cat-htitehcd.
Thefeo vests are worth OOe.Ve have
too many. Take thorn away at 89c each.
Decorated China Set ,
A handsome Decorated China Ten Set of 56
leics at tliMiU , vorthim -I
Bamboo Easefs , $1.48.
Ironing1 Boards ,
These ironing boards , as cut abovo/arc
called the "Ladies' Nciv Pound Friend. "
If you over pet one you will never be
without one , and at the price , $1.50
each , everyone can buy. They are
worth $ L .50.
CHILD'S CHINA MUGS , 5e.
SILK HANDKERCHIEFS , 22 Cens ! ,
70 dozen ladies'china sitlc , fancy col
ored border , litfht centers , handker
chiefs , usually retail at 5c ( ) ; cut price ,
i2o ! each ; one-half dozen is the limit.
GROSS WAX CANDLES , oc DOT. '
this branch of Buddhism seemed far from
AX ? 8OOQ,000 TEMPLE.
T was the more surprised when our govern
ment guide took us to the other temple of
this sect which is no\y being built. Itisto
cost&OOU(0) ( when completed , and it will
bo finished next ycfar. Jt has already bneu
nmo .years in building , and its funds are
made up entirely from the offerings of the
people. 1 went into its workshops. Imagine
forty acres of land qovorcd with low sheds ,
and in these sheds goes on the work of turn
ing tlio great logs brought from the island of
Formosa into the linestof carvings , and into
the numerous pieces'of wood work which go
to malto up a great Japanese temple. Every
thing is done by hand. Logs four feet thick
are sawed into boards by hand , nnd great
beams , two of winch would form a good
load for a team of Senator Palmer's por-
chcron horses , nro cdrried by a score of men
in couples up a wide roadway which has been
built from the ground to the root of the
temple. This temple .will cover acres of
ground. It will , 'like all the temple
of Japan , consist of nn im
mense ridge-roofed building , the sides of
which will slope downward , in the shape of a
bow , und the beams and every part of which
will bo a muss of fjorgeous curving. Viva
hundred men are now at work upon it , and
work of all kinds goes on under its roof.
Tins roof was put up on great poles before
the work was begun.'mid the scaffolding of
this building consists of tens of thousands
of poles , which range in si/.o from the thick
ness of a fnt man's body at the waist to that
of a fishing rod. T icso are tied together
with ropes and upon them these acres of roof
are built. Here can bo seen better than uny-
whoio else in the world , I doubt not , the
modes of architecture of the ancients. It is
wonderful what mqn's hand c.in do unaiilo.l
by machinery. There are no steam engines ,
no derricks und not ' 'machines ' of any kind.
Work upon thia toniple has been nnd is
largely a labor of fnltli and love. The car
penters and carvers pro Buddhists who come
from all parts of thojcountry to ao voluntary
work for the temple , and ono of the most
striking objects of tBo whole of the building
apparatus is the offering of women. I
which have been used in hauling these im
mense logs , which make up tlio material of
the temple. They nro numbered by the
hundreds of feet , and tlio largest of them
lire as big around as the thigh of a good-sized
man. Great cables of Brownish black. They
hang In long strands e from the roof to the
llrst lloor of tha temple , making n screen
nearly ono hundroa'foot high and twenty feet
wide , BO thick that the.shut'out the light ,
Ami these thousands , of feet of liii : rope uro
made of what ) They uro entirely compoiod
of human hair. Two hundred thousand wo
men cut off their locks for this purpose as an
offering to Buddha. ( The whole was braided
together nnd tlio thin cords wore rclwlstoj
until they became thick ones The strands
grew into ropes and Ihd ropes became these
massive cables. I fingered them with my
hands and tried to clasjt them , but they were
so largo that I my thumbs and
lingers would not .meet. I pressed
my thumb upon them and they
were as hard utmost as a cable of wire.
They were dry. All ) the oil had gone out of
tlio hair and the Whole looked more dead
than alive. Still I ojuld BOO that nil sorts of
lives were wrapped up in this rope. Hew
tno line , brown , sllUy locks of the maiden
were twined in out ivitU thoao of the while-
haired woman , finds long strands were
braided about short ones nnd at the end of
the rope these different locks had become
loosened and they ntnfb down like the tail of
a horse , of varioT.Ued colors. One cable
alone contained the. 1 air of 2,000 women ,
and some of the spmlter cables were worn
thin almost to breaking by tha immense )
strain that had been put upon them in the
pulllnK of the logs. These ropes will bo kept
In the toniple , and when thlo great temple is
completed they will have ono "of the honored
places among its relics. They are truly a
monument of the desire of the women of the
cast for something better tlmn they now liaro.
In this letter it must bo ro 1 cmborod that I
have treated chlolly gf Prtto taut Buddhlem ,
and that the Eccti of Budihlats are many.
Idolatry in many of tin tomploa aeeins to
prevail , and the super titlous wbii-h
Dents' ' Silk Mufflers
87do/on gouts' ull-silh brocaded crcnm
Milliters , that would bo cheap lit Sl.JW.
Our unloading sale price isOSc , each.
HANGING LAMPS , 81.98.
The handsome Pluli Album , as rut
above , is the best value ever olTereil in
Omaha. Wo have thorn in all now de-
birable colors. They are on sale next
week at $ l.-5 each.
A GOOD SCRUB BUUSII , o CENTS.
Beaver Shawls ,
CO fine Beaver Shawls , in medium ,
light and darls Colors , reversible. ThcbQ
shawls are worth from $10 to $12. Dur
ing tlie warm weather oui1 price will be
$ . ) . ! ) o to close.
LADIES' BLACK HARE MUFFS , 39C.
among thcjapaneso worslilpcrs would , in the
telling , moro than nil the columns of this
paper. There is tlio Doctor BiuUllm here ,
who , if you put your fingers upon his eyes
tind then anoint your sore ones , will effect a
euro. Who , if you have the stomachache ,
and rub his wooden abdomen nnd then rub
yours , will have the same effect upon you of
bi-carbonatc of soda , and who , if you have a
cold in the head , will relieve you by the al
ternate rubbing of ais nose nnd yours.
There arc little wooden gods for
babies' diseases , and there are biff
wooden Huddhas for women desiring chil
dren. In the grandest temples at Nikko
there is a saerod pony whom you may feed
with holy bo.ms at a csnt a plate , and every
other country temple has its stone fbxes
which are worshipped. I lind vestiges of
the worship of twenty-five years ago , vv lch
will not hoar telling in the newspapers , and
the Shinto religion , which hus in Japan
1-1,1)00 temples , is made up of a combination
of relying on the spirits of dead ancestors
and of the worship of silver mirrors. Christ
ianity in the meanwhile has , 1 believe , come
to Jap.m to stay. There uro ( JO.OOO Christ
ians of all kinds in Japan. There are many
native self-supporting churches , and the mis
sionaries arc , as n class , bright , earnest men
whose homes are relined and whoso work is
enthusiastic and progressive.
PKPPKKMINT 1)110 t'S.
"Let's coalesce , and have less conl , " said
the coal trust.
A man Is known by the condition of the
sidewalk he keeps.
There promises to bo a great deal of back
tulle in the phonograph.
If there is anything in a name , Sioux City
should bo a good place for lawyers.
A pretty girl don't object to reflections
on herself when they come from n looking-
The manufacturers of perforated chair
seats have combined. The object can bo teen
Ttiore are a good many cabinet makers ,
but the only mechanical work they can do is
An embankment caved in on sotun laborers
near Oil City , and the verdict of the Jury
"Died of . "
was ; gr.ivcl"
Corn is a inui/u and n dance is a maze ,
which is pretty conclusive proof that there is
bond befivoeii dancing and corns.
With a view , possibly , to overshadowing
the recent Whiteehape ! horrors , Mrs. Lndg-
try will attempt to play "Lady Macbeth. "
"Was It the girl's father who broke off the
f" Jenkins , "No "
engagement inquired , re
plied the Jilted lover , "it was her little
The fourth marriage nnnlversit.v is now
spoken of as the clover wedding. The term
Is probably the suggestion of some grass
The have banks down In the provinces that
no ono fears will ever bo broken into or
cleaned out by dishonest cashiers. They uro
The bobtail car is being driven from this
city , but tltu pcralcliiiu bobtuil Hush still
continues to ntid its victims hero aim there
in the metropolis ,
"Don't you think it extravagant , Henry ,
to pay $ T > U for a diamond ring foryour wlfo < "
"Not at all ; you scorn to forget how much I
will save on her glove bill. "
"How's business since election ) " asked
ono base ball club manager of another.
"Mighty dull,1 was the discouraging reply.
"I've only sold two playerS this week. "
It Is said that when a girl gets to bo thirty-
live she la fund of being called Daisy if that
happens to bo her llrat name. At sixteen
she insists on being called Miss Smith.
When women vote It U tnbo hope ! that
they won't bo allowed to bjt bonnets on the
election , Otherwise their husbands would
certainly bo ruined when thu time to pay up
A lot of young farmers In central Illinois
held a corn-husking contest u few days ago.
They ruled out a curopodist who wished to
compete on the gi ound that he was u profes
sional mid un expert.
"What must wo do to attain our goal ) "
Inquired tlio profcbbor of moral philosophy
Go ill's ' Blacking Case ,
You can buy uc\t week tills liiml nmo black-
Ingcaso ( .ouipluli * with luu-li nud uhicking , us
tut nboiu , ntl. ' > , noitli SWO.
A CAtir.OAt ) OF AMHIUC.AN liUOICVN
China Cuspidors ,
101 cleKR'it decorated chin i cuspidors , usually
sold at jl/'i. I'omo lu ami take them away
next week at 1'Jc. ,
1,000 NOVIM.S AT If.c RACH.
Knotted Fringed Toy/els / , I8c.
101 ilozcn sitin damask knotted fringe to els
\\ithluiclKOloivtl borlorri. Tins towel would
bo considercil cheap lit U ic. On sale Monday
iv K < c
to tlio quarter-back of the college cloven.
"Select the right man to kick it , sir , " said
the foot-ball enthusiast.
"I can only be a sister to you , George ,
nothing more. " "I'm afraiil you won't do ,
Miss Clara. I have five grown sisters already ,
and , to toll jou the truth , they are not favor
ably disposed towards you ; they think a
match with you would bo the mistake of my
life. " "In that case , George , " said the girl ,
drawing herself up with haughty grace ,
"you may name the day. "
MUSICAL AN1 > DKAMATIC.
Mojeska in contemplating a farewell tour.
Minnie Palmer has arrived from England ,
where she had a successful season.
A Lawrence Barrett-Mary Anderson co
partnership Is talked of among the quid
nuuca of the metropolis.
Miss Emma V. Sncrldan , who supported
Kicliurd Mansfield in I ondon ill "Prince
Karl , " is on her way back from Europe.
A. M , Palmer has secured the American
rights for the "Uf-puty Hogistrar , " to bo
produced at the Criterion , Chicago , soon.
The concensus of opinion among London
critics is that while Gilbert's now play for
Ncilson h.is good stuff in it , nevertheless it
is a failure.
Hobson and Crane arc coming from out
of the golden west. They will be in Cleve
land next week , Detroit afterward , and
Buffalo the succeeding week.
Miss Isabella Irving , the pretty English
girl whom Hasina Vokcs brought over last
season , has been engaged by Mr. Augustin
Daly as a member of his regular stock com-
Mine. Patti sang in "llomco and Juliet" at
the Paris Grand opera house. It was her
first appearance in Uio Krcnch capital for a
dozen years , and she was greeted by a per
fect r.tonn of'applause.
Miss Blanche Marsdcn , of whom so much
1ms been written , has signed it contract with
tin English comic opeia manager for three
ycaiB , during which time she will vibit Eng
land and Australia ,
Daniel Sully divides next week between
'towns in California and Nevada. Ho wants
to buy a half interest in thu lease of the
Hijou theater in ban Francisco , and settle
there its a resident manager.
Fanny Davonpoit will probably play a
coiibiduiabm part of her next bc.isou in ono
night stands , as she is moro of a llnancial
bUroL'ss in the smaller towns ami cities than
she lias been with "La M'usea" in the princl.
Bonfnntl , the ballet premier , looks as
young now as she did a score of years ago ,
when film pirouetted in ' 'Tho Black Crook. "
She ( i I way a kept regular hours , and pre
ferred arrowroot gruul to champagne and
" .Sweet Lavender , " Buys the New York
Tribune , has couio to stay , apparently. The
Lyceum theater is ciowdcd to its utmost ut
every performance , and it is frequently Im
possible to secure any seat , let alone a bad
one , thrco days In advance ,
KO/.O Lindii , the young American soprano ,
wtio achieved distinction witli her volco at
Berlin , Vienna uml other prominent cities in
Germany , has been engaged bv Mr. Gustavo
Ambcrg for a number of performances at
Ills new theater in Mew York.
Mr. Louis James and Marie WalinvrigJit
have just closed their engagement in Han
Francisco and ate on their w y hero. The Ir
Now York engagement will begin In Janu
ary , when they will bo neon in "VirginlUH , "
"Thu School forlstaudal" and "An You Like
Irving and Terry have been Quietly rehearsing -
hearsing their now "Macbeth" ut Dirming-
liaiu thin week , though tlio autual rehearsals
do not begin at tlio Lyceum till next week.
The production is awaited with interest , and
will bo the theatrical event of the winter
season ut London ,
Charllo Overton has bought the American
rlirht for Vuequerie's now play "Jalousie , "
which was produced at the Oymnaio thcutor
in Paris u few night * ago. Overtoil Ira * also
bought the American rlirht with all the
scenery aud properties of "Jack .ShP | > p < ml"
ns produced in Paris ,
European musical experts arc mourning
over the decadence of the art , and furnish
some discouraging statifctics. 'Ihero is no
IPO Ladies1 Seal Plush Sncipies12
inches lonjj , quilled satin lining soul
ornaments , chamois slcin pockets. Dur
ing this ialo , $113.510 , worth Wo.
1 LUSII SACQUI3 , $20.80 , WOUTll f 10.
Flush. Wraps , $18.
An elegant Ladies' Seal Plush Wrap ,
enathlcovo , tight lltliiiK. long in front ,
short behind , trimmed nil around with
s nl plush ball trimmings , ut 1S ; for
mer price , $20 ,
Cliildfen's Plush Cloaks , 1 , li mid 3
years , 3US ) , till colors , worth $ i > .
LADIES' SEAL PM'SIT JACKETS , 58
FINK CREAM CANDIES
AT WHOLESALE PRICES.
This table , ns cut above , is the Cinld'e
Delight. No family is happy \\itnout
one of them. They are cheap ; all can
buy. They are only USc each.
good singer in Bciliu. At Dresden Mullen
is the only good one. The Saxon cnnrus
bingeis are detestable. Vcinna provides nobody -
body worth mentioning , ami things nro
worse in Italy than anywhere , forthegrc.it
operas cannot be given theio for lack of
XOVKIiTlKS IN JUWKIiUV
A minute repeater recently seen has on
open face and gold dial , the figures of which
are in red enamel.
Two cablugo leaves overlapping each
other m frobtud and burnished finish make a
unique cake basket.
Very pretty is a lady's watch enameled on
both sides with violets and sprays s.urronnd-
a vnri colored llor.il wreath.
An odd stump bov remvscnts a crouching
bear In oxidised silver , which , when turned
over , reveals three gold lined comimitniciita.
A silver clover leaf tiuiy with llutrd border
and engraved Venetian center accompanies
an etched wftter pitcher in the stAluof J.ouis
A rich carving set for the holidays consists
of roast and game carvers combined with a
lish set in oxidized Assyrian and C.icuan
An attractive center pleco H a fruit holder
with a cameo bowl nnd silver frame in As
syrian style , upheld by two meditating
Kour clover leaves of three pearls rnrh ,
with a single pearl between each leaf ami a
diamond centre , is tlio design 01 a pretty
For a wedding or holiday piesent some
thing new is a silver dinner hot , im-luiiing
spoons , forks , k'mves and soup Indie , m
Armenian style and hand engraved in .cut
An odd ring , the only one of Its kin < I in
Now York , lias live htones In an tentish
setting.consisting of red , blue , brown , i-axary
and coffee colored diamonds , in the < idcr
A new cake haikct for the holidays repre
sents a square tray with a Hilled bonier In
the style of LnuibXV , the handle being in
the form of two brunches bound together
Silver topped rorks , appropriately Iiiliptr.il
for the various kinds of wines and liiitmrH ,
urn coming Into vo/uo. They am nrnamcntt'd
with thq figures ol lumoui generals of all
Cut glass odorl/cr * In diamond <
with heavy chased sliver tops , mo among
the latest acquisitions to the toilet l.iblo. liy
pressing u silver button in tlio rent'-i1 of the
top piece a npray of cologne slioou from a
chased silver norilo.
A rubtlo smoking set in oxldl/od silver has
n tray elaborately onmmcMilcdwitli rmLcisfecd
llgures. The ai.li ici-elvcr nnd rcri'pti.tlcn
for ciinrs ; , clganUteh und nmtrliusrepieiunb
I'urlcd grapevine leaves , while tlio nUutiol
lamp , in leaf design , is pi'iched on a broken
branch , ,
AJIiilfiir Hides on tins < Jo\\-Oiil lii'r.
Nowai-lf Adverli'-ur : A ruinai'iml lo in
cident occurred' on the Delaware' ,
Lnckiiwaiiim A : Western railway be
tween South Onuiffo and Wyoming labt
.Saturday afternoon. The ungiuoer of
the train which roaulicrf South Oraiitfo
about 1 o'clcl ) > , ciiHtward bound.obtervcil
a .voting hoifcr on the track dir < ctly
aliead of liim. He slowed up and liib-
tlccl , in order to unable the creature to
gut oil the track , but it maiiitun : < d ita
position as calmly as if the locomotive
were a pltfiny. Thu ti-.tin was not mov-
iiHi very fast by the lime the bpot was
reached and the cow-cutelior at ruck tlio
heifer. The engineer and llroinnti
looked on both bidu ? of tlio track , and ,
not Boeing tlio animal , coiu'lutl < ; d that
it was under the wheelb nnd tlio train
wan stopped. To their abtoiiihliiiieiit
they found the aninml niUliiL' font-
[ ilaeently on the cow-catcher litilihij , ' itt
toro lojjs , which had boon severely
crntdicd. Tlio heifer was removed to
the eido of the truc'k und the train ro-
umcd its journey-
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