Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 23, 1888, Part I, Page 5, Image 5
THE O3IAHA DAILY BEft : SUNDAY. DECEMBER " 23. -SIXTEEN PAGES. ' N. B. FALCONER. I am anxious to call special attention to the sale we make to morrow , and which we had deferred till Monday to pive an opportunity to the school teachers. ' You will find the Fur Bugs worthy of SDecial attention , They are very handsome and a wonderful bargain : also the real Lace Handkerchiefs , Q-old Headed Umbrel las , Manicure Sets and Toilet Oases , Silk Mufflers and Silk Handkerchiefs , and the Black Silks in our Silk Department , We offer them on Monday at prices that in no other season have we ever been able to attempt. Cloaks , Cloaks. Worth Children's clonks $ 3. > 8 0.00 Children's ' cloukH 0.00 JO.OO Children's clonks S./iO / 12.00 Misses' cloaks fi.OO 10.00 Misses1 clonks 0.50 1.1.00 MIsH's' clonks 14.50 18.00 Misses' clonks 21.00 27.00 jLiullcV plush wraps 10.00 2-5.00 Ladles' nlusb wraps. " . . . . . . 2-3.00 82.00 Ladies' plush wraps 32.00 40.00 NowmarkfUs 18.00 21.50 Newmarkets 21.00 20.00 Newmarkets 29.00 .15.00 Nownmritols 517.00 45.00 All our Indies'dresses \ cashmere tricot and lliuincl at less than cost. The prices range from S7.50 to $ . ' 11.60. LINCOLN NEWS AND GOSSIP , Incorporation of the Trl-Stato Transportation Company. SUPREME COURT DECISIONS. The Torrllilo StllTcrlnKS of Henry O Mjilono Hmlcd by Heath Inter- Points l-'or State lid iicniors General. LIKCOI.K BuitcAu OFTIIR OMAHA. USB , ) 1029 P STIIKKT , } LINCOLN , Deo. 23. ) The articles Incorporating the Trl-Stato Freight and Transportation company were lllcd In the olllco of the secretary of state to day. Officers are fixed at Sioux City , la. , nnd Coviugton. The object of the company Is to carry freight and wares from ono place to another In the part of the heritage where located. Capital stock authorized , $ . 1,000. Business commenced December 20 , and con- tlouos five years from that date. The fol lowing gentlemen organized and incorporated the company , viz : Paul H. Leader , C. E. Mohn and William Faller. Sioux City and Coviugton have moro freight transportation companies than any other two towns iu this part of the west. AS1.KKP IS nElTII. Henry C. Malom passed into the sleep that knows no waking this morning ut 4 o'clock. For nearly eight weeks ho has been a con- stnut sutteror. It will bo remembered that ho was found lylntf on a vacant lot in thu southeast part of the city iu an unconscious condition by some workmen in the latter part of October. Investigation proved that ho had been tin-own from his horsu tlio night before. Bad bruises were found about his head nnd face , and from the first his physi cian pronounced his recovery doubtful. He lingered along from day to day , smiting slowly but surely , until the end , nlthough attended by faithful friends and skillful physician. The circumstances go to "show that ho was thrown mid met his death wounds early in the evening , and lav nil night long upon the damp and chilling ground. The shock and exposure proved too much for his consti tution. A largo circle of friends mourn his death. His -wife died four years ago , and seven children are loft doubly orphaned. The oldest is nineteen and the youngest four years of ago. Mr. Mulono was associated In business with Hon. J. C. McBride , and ho was recognized as an honest , honorable man by nil who know him. The funeral will take place to-mcfrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence. ONLY AJT INCIDENT. The season of the year has como when the wanderer nnd sojourncr turns his steps homeward. Christmas time is the all-sunl- ciont reason why. It seems to bo natural for absent sons and daughters to turn their steps homeward nt this particular time , it matters not the condition , when homo-poing Is possible. To-day , ns THE DEB representa tive stood nt the depot on the urriynl of the Burlington train from Nebraska City , his at tention was attracted by peculiar movements ns ton or a dozen of the passengers were as sisted from the train by the gentlemanly con ductor and brnkoman , and going nearer ho discovered that they were blind , though Joy ful , happy and contented. It was learned that the unfortunate travelers were students ut the Nebraska City blind asylum , en route homo to spend the Christmas holidays. They wore as happy as children , and seemingly nqt a care or sorrow marked the brow of anyone ono of them. They chatted pleasantly with ono another , and were evidently ut peace with all the world. Although blind , fathers nnd mothers will bo none the loss glad to see thorn , and the echoes of familiar voices will ring within the walls of the old homo. Mis fortunes will bo forgotten , mid loving hands will guide and direct footsteps as in other days. KIIUCATIONAI. NOTES. County Superintendent MeClusky to-day called the attention of TUB BKK representa tive to the preliminary announcement of the National Educational Association of the United States. There will bo two meetings of the superintendents during the year ISS'.i , ono on the Oth , 7th nnd 8th of March nt Washington , D. C. , nnd tlio other at Nash ville , Tonn. These meetings will be of great Interest to a number of Nebraska educators caters who will attend. Mr. MeClusky also makes the announcement that the examina tion for state professional certificates will beheld held in this city on the 27th nnd Sitli of De cember. The committee In charge of the examination consists of Superintendent Mo- Clnsky , J. W. Love and K. B. Burton. The Lancaster County Teachers associa tion will meet on the 12th of January. It will bo largely attended , SUl'llHMi : COI1IIT NEWS. The following cases were docketed for trial in the supreme court to-day : Thomas D. Cobby vs City of Wymoro ; ap peal from Gage county , Theodore F , Barnes vs J. H. McMurtry ot al : error from Lancaster county. John Mudhorst vs the Nebraska Telephone company j'error from Gage county. CITV NKWS AN1J NOTES , John Croighton , onu of the painters nt worlc on thu corridor of the state house , fell from the scaffolding to-day and cnino nigh catling his career on earth. Several bad giiHhos were cut ulwut his head and face. One very close to his right temple. Commissioner Scott returned from Nor folk iust night , but ho luft again this morn- lni ; ( or Kearney , where ho will Inspect the industrial school. He reports favorably of nlj state Institutions that ho has visited. The board of nubllo lands and buildings will meet next Thursday to accept and ro- ' cclva the Norfolk asylum building. It hns 'not yet become the property of the state in the formal sense of the word. The Christum edition of the Capital City Courier is out. Kditor Wcssel 1ms just reason to feel proud of his work. The paper i * ono of the handsomest ever issued in the wi t , Lincoln society people are pleased * with It. Mr. Olmsteail , of Hastings , was In Lincoln last night. Ho still fishes for the spoukcr- blp , but has quit halting his hook with offers of clmlrmunshli ) of committees ; ho asks representatives-elect to vindicate him and rebuke TIIK BUB. Thotoutsl.le work on tha new Christian church will soon bo completed. It is a linnilftoine eJlflce , and a credit to the church nod nlly. It Is without doubtthehandsomest , "jucotby house" In Lincoln , Tha plasterer Silks ! Silks ! On Monday wo offer the greatest value wo over bnvo offered. Tlio goods were bought very recently nt the lowest pices over mtido to us , and only possi ble in such hard times. Wo offer those coodson Monday ut nutch ICMJ tlmn our regular profit BO that our customers will got more than all the advantage of our purchase. The goods nrc nil the best makes , latest weaves , and guaranteed , Black imnuro Bilks nnd black silk serge nt $1.25. The former price of those was $2. lUack , striped nnd brocade silus and colored mnrvolcux at 800. The price of those goods 1ms boon $1.50 to $ ! . ( . Black gros grain silk nt Ooc , $1.00 , $1.2-5 , 31.U5 , Sl.f > 0 , SI.OS siud $2.00. Hlnck royal annuru 81.60 , $2.00 nnd $3.00. All of these goods nro reduced to pices Hint never before hove been seen iioro. The sale commences Monday. will commence bis work nt the earliest posl- bio moment In the spring. SOUTH OMA.11A , Kmiuion , tlio Now Social CIuli. . Emanon was the name adopted by the now social club at the meeting held Friday night at the Now Pacific hotel. A constitution and by-laws were adopted. The following is a list of the oflloors : President , Arthur W. Saxc ; vice president , James G. Martin ; sec retary. Dr. C. K. C. Smith ; treasurer , Epos Cory , nnd directors , Dr. J. Smiley , Ilollis 13. Hoglo , J. K. Colnon , / . Cuddmgton nnd James II.Van Diison. The board of directors will secure suitable rooms as soon ns possi- bio. . Tlio ISlcutrle Unlit nniuiiict. The bunqot , given by the business men of South Omaha , In honor of the lighting of the city by electric light , was the ono social event in the initials of the Magic City. The general committee on management , consistIng - Ing of Messrs. John A. Doe , J. IJ. Erion and Captain Peter Cockrell , had made every ar rangement ns perfect ns would have boon done by a martinet , and the programme so carefully prepared was carried out with mil itary precision so that not oven a Jar , delay , much less a mishap , marred the festivities of the occasion. The general committee ar ranged tha following programme and n | > - pointed the following committees : Mustero ceremonies , Mr. John F. Boyd ; reception , Mcsdames John F. Boyd , E. L. Ernhout , Frank H. Boyd , John A. Doe and Misses Gr.ico Glasgow , Lou Erion and M. Jackson , and Messrs. James G. Martin and Frank H. lioyd ; pianists. Misses Annie Glasgow , Kato Wyman. Coo E. Hunt , Zoo Williams ami Jessie Savage ; floor , Messrs. Frank II. Boyd nnd John A. Briggs. Beneath the glitter of the electric light , in the capacious hall in the now addi tion to the Exchange , Master of Cere monies John F. Boyd called the assembled friends to order , anil nt least two hundred seated themselves to drink In the intellectual feast of the evening. The Union Stock Yard * cornet band discoursed some line music , and the Glee club Hang ono of its best songs. Then Mr. Boyd , In his usual happy manner announced the first tonst on the pro "South Omaha " to which gramme , , Mayor William G. Sloane responded in a neat and appropriate address. Ho congratulated the people present , the citizens and the enterprising - prising members of the electric light 'com pany. Councilman D. F. Baylcss responded to "Tho City Council. " The Glee club then sang " ip Liza Coon , " when president Daniel Anderson , in response to "Tlio Board of Trade. " recounted the efforts necessary to organize It , its labors and its successful work. J. B. Ewin , senior editor in the city nnd editor of the Stockman answered to "Tho Press" in a very neat and acceptable address. After the Glee club sang the "Palo White Rose , " Colonel Ezra P. Savage enter tained the audience byji vivid picture of the history nnd life of "Tho Commission Men" ofSoutti Omaha. "The Clergy" drew out Rov. L. II. Eddlebluto , and ho gave the audience his best thoughts and choicest language. The toasting closed with some facetious remarks by Mr. Samuel P. Bric1- hnm on "Tho Ladies. " President Anderson then called n list of forty couples for the first spread. Landlord S. H. Briggs made the effort of Ms life. It was the finest spread by all odds ever laid in the Magic City. While the Ilrst table were seated the other hundred couples enjoyed the pleasures of the dance , to the music of Smith's orchestra. Among the visitors present were Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Upton. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Miles , Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Howland. Mr. and Mrs. Ah Waggoner , Mr , and Mrs. H. H. Hake , Kov. Mr. and Mrs. Clondennlng , Mr. James Foley nnd daughter , Mr. nud Mrs. Frank Luke , Mr. nnd Mrs. Leroy HoughMr. . and Mrs. John F. Boyd , Mr. and Mrs. George Canlleld and daughter Miss Lizzie Cnnllold , Mrs. Auaspaeher , Mr. Baldwin , Mr. Tal- mage and Messrs. Richard Kimball and Harry B. Anaspachor , nil of Omaha. Jos-pli .InflVrsim a Spii'ltnallRt. Philadelphia. News : Joseph Jefferson is a pronounced spiritualist. Ho not only believes firmly in that theory , but ho has himself developed marked pow ers OH a medium , and hois convinced that upon various occasions lie has hold extended conversation * ! with the spirits of deceased relatives nnd friends. He does not , however , accept the claims of materialization , but regards that alTnir as a piece of trickery produced by Hig glers who nro not genuine spiritualists. Mr. JolTor.son has moro tlnui ono strongly marked gift with which the public is not fiuniliur. ITo possesses a certain mesmeric power which enables him almost invariably to remove nou- ralgiiv or other pains by gently rubbing tlio affected part with his fingers , and two or three of the members of his com pany testify heartily to his having ro- iiovod them of severe nervous head aches by simply touching their temples. From n iJusincMs .Standpoint. Chicago News : It is related thntwhon the venerable Jacob Levy lay uiion his death-bed ho was approached by u friend who nought to cheer him by hold ing out vnln encouragements and specious promises. "Jacob , " said the friend , "how foolish of you to talk of dying ! Why , I navor osiw you looking BO well in all my life. Draco up ; you'll llvoto bolOOyonrsold. " "Mine friend , " answered the invalid impressively , "you make a mistake von you links I live so long. Dor Lord isn't going der dnko mo at 100 von ho can got in < * ut Bovonty-six. " She will Not < \slc Him Again. Chicago Tribune : Aristocratic , but vinognr-fuced caller He's a charming little follow , Mrs. Grindstone. Only flvo years old , you Boyy You'll give mo n. kiss , won't you , will Jo'/ Willlo-Vcs'm. [ kisses her. ] Caller That's a good boy , Willie. Dut what are you holding iu your hand eo tightly ? Willie It's a hall dollar mamma gave mo. She said she 'apttctod you'd ' want to Ides mo. and I told h'or I wouldn't do it for less. * William Black , the author , hai inert black hair , a thick brown aiuitnahe. dnrk hazel oycs , * flrm mouth nud square torolieud. Smoking Jackets MAKE AN EXCELLENT PRESENT. To-morrow wo xvill close out our whole stock. They are just half price and fifty per cent loss than clothing stores ask for them. Tncyconio In flvo or six different styles , nnd the prices are $3.78 , $10 , $12.60 , $1-1.25 nnd $25. Umbrellas. To-morrow wo will offer our whole stock at greatly reduced prices. They come In nil styles of. gold , silver uud natural wood handles. ECHOES FROM THE ANTE ROOM A Spirited Dofonco of Pythlau In- surauoo Associations. THE KNIGHTS TEMPLARS'TOAST. Hull of tlio Omnlin Division Number 11 ! Grand Uccoption of tin ; Knights O. A. 11. Elections. Pythian Insurance. The Pythian Spur in its last issue makes a very vigorous defence of the legality of Pythian insurance associations , which has been so determinedly assailed by the Pythian Knight of Rochester , N. Y. , excerpts from the page of which have , from time to time , appeared among the Echoes. Among ojhcr things it says : Just what good Is designed to bo accomplished by these attacks upon thcso numerous Pythian life insur ance associations of the country , wo cannot conjecture , unless it is in the hope that they will cease business operations from the pressure brought to bear upon them nnd thereby swell the present comparatively small membership of thu K. H. If that is their purpose , any sane man will predict their failure , and , on the contrary , only ex pect the so-called "Illegal" societies to bo benefited thereby. In the first place , the supreme ledge has never secured n copyright upon the name "Pythian" and what is more , it never will. When it comes to attempting it , as far .as its connection with insurance associations 'is concerned , It will hardly succeed , while so much of the best legal talent in the Supreme Ledge is more or Ic s interested in the finan cial success of these associations. Beside , is the E. li. in such shape now ns to throw down the gauntlet to all who have not looked upon it favorably } Has It ever been in such shape i We seriously question it. In order that wo may not bo misquoted as being op posed to thuE. H. , wo have this to declare iu all candor : Wo belirsvo that the E. U. Is one of the most Important and bene ficial branches of the order : that in its objective principles it is neces sary to supply the wants of a great portion of the membership of the order ; that for the well being and continued pros perity of our order , it is of the highest im- portnnco. Wo hall its noble purposes nnd cheer the good work it has accomplished. Nor would wo lay n straw in the way of its ultimate success. But , that it bus not .vet given satisfaction to the membership of the order , or to the Supreme ledge itself , cannot bo denied. The many changes in re-rating of insured members which it hns already undergone , is sufficient to show that. It will still have to be subjected to moro changes , in order to roach the base of solid and scien tific insurance principles , which insure its success as an Insurance feature of the order , and , in time , the Supreme ledge against bankruptcy. Wo shall welcome the day when this shall have been accomplished nnd this feature of our order placed high nnd dry above uncertainty nnd all questions of valuable Insurance. The history of the E. H. , however , is too vulnerable to allow its .board of control to enter into a controversy with the whole order over it , nnd the less It is agitated as against the encroachments of the now many established lifo associations , even though they do boar the name of the order , the better for the E. R. Thscs asso ciations , almost without exception , will profit by.tho . agitation , while it will undoubtedly diminish thu biwine.su of the E. R. As to the matter of the illegality of any .of these asso ciations , by virtue of their operating under the name of the order , that is all bosh. The burden of proof that tlioy cannot , from a Pythian standpoint , legally adopt such names ns "Pythian , " etc. , lies with the supreme chancellor , the board of control of thoE. R. , and any others who may agitate the mutter. As yet all of them have signally failed to prove such illegality from any definite law covering this point. President Hinsoy , of the board of control of the E. K. , takes un awful flight In his sweeping abuse of all such "illegal" socie ties , and beside denouncing their managers ( his Pythian brothers ) characterizes thorn as leeches upon the endowment rank nnd treacherous. If President Hinsoy will as carefully guard the lawful Interests of the E. R. , of which ho has supcrlntcndency , us the presidents of the so-called "illegal" insurance societies do the lawful interests of the societies they represent , ho will save the Supreme Ledge much embarrassment , and add many a mem ber to the "universal insurance foaturo" of the order. He did not so carefully guard the interests Intrusted to him In thu case of the State of Nebraska. Hero the "universal feature" is not universal , because U has no legal right under the- statutes of the state to either solicit a member for the E. R. , or organize sections thereof , or write a policy of insurance- said rank. If it is done , it Is done in viola- lutiou of law , and the offender is subject tea a term In the penitentiary. The board of control nccrlcctcd to file atatamcnt , as re quired by law , in the ofllco of the auditor of 3tuto for the year 1BSS , and , therefore , is not entitled to transact any buuincss in this ntato during this ycur , and to do so , Is u stat utory offense , nnd , n priori , a Pythian offense. In the mutter of thu Pythian Life associa tion of Omaha , the Pythian legality of Its name as an association Is beyond reasonable contradiction. It Is strongly supported by P. O , C. nnd U. 1C of R. & S. E. E. French ns its bonded treasurer , and S. R. J. S. Shropshire as legal advisor , beside , being managed by a full corps of live insurance man , all of whom are first- class Pythian gentlemen nnd experienced In- Huranixi managers. These associations , ul- inost without exception , will profit by the agitation , while It will undoubtedly diminish the business of the endowment rank. The association is built upon scientific insurance ! principles , and will , year by year , become a greater and stronger Institution. Although but a littlu over two months old , it lias al ready over 11,000.000 of Insurance in force and adding a weekly average to this of $50- 000. Last week alone , applications cumo infer for (50,000 from points outsldo the state of Nebraska , while the heartiest endorsements of the association are dally received from not only th Pythian pron , but from prominent members of tha order avcrywhero. This as sociation 1 * dostlnod to tie ono o ( the promi nent life companion of tha country , and at its present rate of gpood , will soon pass the E. It in the nurnbor of Itc insured mombors. night hora then tha matter may us well rest. Further uowtpuper discussion will amount to nothing , uud the next mooting of * Gents' Furnishings In this department wo will offer some [ splendid bargains. Our Now York ibuyor hns sent us n largo invoice of silk 'handkerchiefs nud mufllers , purchased at public sale. They are beautiful goods. AT 3-Jc. 200 doz. gents' ' colored silk handker chiefs at Soc. " " x . Worth G5c. AT 60c. 100 dofccn white nnd colored silk hand kerchiefs nt 60o. Worth $1.00. AT 76c. ' 150 dozen gents' white and colored border handkerchiefs at 7fic. Worth $1.50. the Supreme Lodge will furnish tlio oppor tunity for a light to a iltiisli. if Pythian Notnu. Chancellor Commander Uoomor Is now convalescing from his recent Illness and will soon bo nroum ] once more. Omnlm Division No. 12 , Uniformed Hank Knights of Pythias Rives n grand bull at Goodrich linll on Now Years ove. Good music has been engaged nnd the previous success of this organization is n guarantee of tlio success of this entertainment. Two members of the order have recently opctiod a saloon in the city , niul considenibln discussion has arisen therefrom. It must bo remembered that the provisions of tlio now constitution adopted at Fremont remains to bo ratilled by the Supreme Lodge , until which time they do not go Into effect. The newly elected officers of Myrtle Lodge 1C. of P. , iiro progressing rapidly in perfect ing themselves in the work pertaining to their respective ofllcca , and tlio prediction is made that under the leadership of Harvey J. Fuller , C. C. elect , Myrtle lodge will take front rank among the K. of P. lodges of the city. city.Tlio Tlio second annual ball given by Enterprise - priso lodge , No. 711 , in Hunt's hull , South Omaha , last Wednesday evening , was a per fect success in every way. Of the forty couples present a dozen visiting couples from Omaha and Council Bluffs , added to tlio in terest and eclat of the occasion and gave the Miigio City bays the ilcsirod opportunity to demonstrate their entertaining accomplish ments. It was a Pythian nightntid n Pythian ball. ball.Wo Wo ave indebted to the Pytliian Knights of Rochester , N. Y. , for n copy of the ancient nnd modern version of the story of Damon and Pythius , including John Bnnlm's ' great play. The work is well ar ranged , including a sketch of the life of DIonyslus , the tyrant , nnd n sketch of Pythagoras and the Pythagorean brotlfer- hooJ. nnd it will prove n valuable addition to Pythian literature. In a citv Hlto Omaha , where Pythinnistn has so strong n hold , no ono should be ignorant , of the beautiful story of these two characters , "and in no version which has yet appeared has it been produced in so concise and readable a form as in this volume. At the regular mooting of U. S. Grant Post , Department of Nebraska , G. A , R. , held last week , the following officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year : Com mander , Comrade D. M. Hnvcrly ; S. V. com mander , Comrade W. S. Shoemaker ; J. V. commander , Comrade A. S. Cost ; ofllcerof the day , Comrade C. S. Chase ; quarter master , Comrade Simon Goetz ; surgeon , Comrade W. H. Parsons ; chaplain , Comrade L. A Harmon ; onicer of the guard , Comrade V. Landorgrea ; delegate to department en campment , Comrade T. S. Clarkson ; alter nate. Comrade Simon Goetz. Comrade T. S. Clarkson is a member of the executive com mittee of the national council of administra tion. Comrade C. E. Burmester has received his appointment ns aide-dc camp to the com- mander-in-chiof. A public installation of of ficers of all the posts in the city Is talked of. This , in connection , probably , with a rousing "comp fire , " will Ijo an interesting event. At their lust meeting the members of Gate City Post No. 2152 , G. A. R. , elected oflleors as follows lor the ensuing year : J. F. Mnginn , commander ; George C Bonncr , ad jutant ; W. S. Askwlth , quartermaster ; S. 1C. Spuuldinj ? , surgeon ; J. B. Went , chaplain ; W. O. Clements and A. L. Straight , oflleors of the day. B. R. Bull was elected delegate to the department encampment , nnd Colonel J. B. Dennis alternate. * * KiiihtH Templars. The chairman of tlio board of foreign cor respondence has issued nu order suggesting to all the grand commanders of the union ' that at noon of Christinas day all the loyal , ICniglita Templars ot the United States and j Canada assemble in their hall nnd at the stroke of 11. , eastern standard time , each ono qualt u beaker to the prosperity of Knights Templars throughout the world nnd pledging fealty to their order and rulers. This is n magnificent idea. Imagine nearly , 300,000 men nil ever the country , ani mated by the sumo aspirations and . sentiments , at the sumo instant of time re- ' ncwlng their pledge to the exalted sentiments and principles which bind them together. Of all the Innumerable ceremonies of this day none will bo moro Impressive than this. In Omaha elaborate preparations have been made for the ceremony. Mount Cavalry Comnmndcry No. 1 , Knights Templars , holds its annual reception on Fri day , January 25. To the select four hundred this will bo a momentous announcement. Preparations are being made' for an oven moro magnificent affair than that of last year. Tlio oommundery know how to do n jo5d thing royally , and will this ycur surpass ill previous efforts. It is expected that itho drill corps , which Ims been organized In the city , will take a prominent part in the exorcises of the tri ennial conclave which takes place at Wash ington next year. Knight Tomplansm In Omaha was never in n moro nourishing condition than ut pres ent. ent.There ' There will bo a union'Installation of officers of Omaha and Hcllovuo chapters , Royal Arch Masons , on Chrlsmas night. Leo P. Gillette , grand custodian , of Be atrice , on Friday visited the now Masonic ledge at South Omaha , and will return on January 4 to makn an , .examination . of the now ledge officers and work. V. A. S. I'Yntoriilty. This fraternity Is spreading more rapidly nt present than any society in thu wont. The fourth ledge of this order In Omaha was instituted last Monday night in the Eighth ward , In K. of P. hall , on North Snundcrs street. There wore forty-throo signers on the peti tion for a charter , and n largo number were initiated. The business men of the Eighth ward huvo awakened to the foot that it Is very desirable to have lodges in their portion of the city , hence there are now eight lodges of different societies already located in this ward. * Knssidcan Knlghj * . St. James Priory , No. 5 , Kassidoan Knights A. E. R. , will be Instituted uud officers in stalled by Grand Hterophant E. A. Gull- liert , A. M. , M. D. , L. L. D. , of Dubuque , la. , assisted by the officers af the national grand chapter , at ICassldoan hall , lioyd's ' > peru house , on St. John's ' day , tha B7th Instant , at 6 o'clock sharp- All approacbocs , noophitcs , associate Kassldcans and knights companion are invited to bo present. Gents1 Furnishings SILK MUFFLERS. AT $1.00 We show a hundred different designs. Worth 52-00. AT S1.50. 100 dozen white and colored silk tnuff- lors at AT $1.50 , Worth S2.U5. AT $2.00. 50 dozen all silk mulllors In whllo nnd colors , AT $2.00 , Worth $3.00. SILK AND SATIN SUSPENDERS At 75c , 81.00 , $1,25 , 81.50 , 81.75 , 82.00 and 83.00. NEXT SEASON'S ' BALL TEAM , It Promises to Bo as Strong as That of 1888. SEVERAL BIDDERS FOR BURNS nut Kansas City Still Clings to the Poet Jimmy Lindsay linn Merit A Bloody Iojr Motes. Next Season's Notwithstanding the loss of Lovett , Bums , McCJiirr and Toheau , the Omaha team for next season will bo about as strong iu over. Burns' place has been well filled by the en gagement of young Leigbton , who is a sure fielder , a quick man between the lines , and strong at the bat. For third Campaiiii , an other now man , is every bit as good a player as Tobeau , anil it Is safe to say will put up bettor ball than Oliver ever did hero. Cam- pann is a slugger , and a fielder who takes every chance. To fill the void loft by Lov- ctt's dopurturo , young Breckcnrldgo , who played with the Xanosvillo Tn-Stato league last season , has been secured. Breckcnridio ; is a robust young man , and a very promising twirler. Ho has nil the shoots , is very swift , and has wonder ful control of the ball. Moro , ho stands ready to go in and pitch ns often as called upon. In Elmer Cleveland the management has secured an excellent inficlder and gen eral player. Ho was with both the New Yorks and Pittsburgs last year , and it goes without saying that if hn was considered worth a trial by these magnificent organizations ho Is plenty good enough for any teum in the Western association. These four now men , together with Clark , Kennedy , Cooney , Mil ler , Crooks , Annls , Mayor and Naglo , form u combination that furnishes oven a stronger and moro harmonious tout cnsemblo than the aggregation of last season , and the pub lic may confidently look for bettor results. Manager Seleo assures the directory that ho will adopt differ out tactics in governing his men HUH year than marked his regime of ' 88 , and altogether the outlook is oxtrcmoly aus- pinuous. _ Jimmy IjindHny. A great many people in this locality are of the opinion that Jimmy Lindsay , of this city , who has had such nn easy task of van quishing all the pugs who have been pitted against him , belongs up among the top notchorsof his class. Lindsay is no poser or newspaper fighter , but has been , and is always ready to go in and fight anybody , when ho sees anything in it. Lindsay lias uad the least to say of any pugilist who has tiuuntcd this vicinity in the past two years , uid yet ho has done more lighting than all of them put together. Ho has bested Clarke , Honnnssey , Cranston , and last , but not least , u quasi Jack Dempsey , and iu all of these lights , with the exception of the ono with Elenncssoy , who is u heavy-weight , ho es caped with hardly a mark. It must be remarked that Jimmy is extremely clover. Ho has never been called upon yet to show what ho is really made of. Omaliii sporting men would like to see him matched against some of the big Runs in his class Danny Noodham , of St. Paul , or Bill. * Meyers , the Strcatcr , 111. , lad. They believe ho is good enough for any company , and will some day ; > ush to the rear some of these bluffers. , - . - A. Nine Itoiiml Tog Fight. A dot ; fight took place yesterday afternoon n n small barn on n farm u few miles north west of the city. The affair was kept under the rose with remarkable success , and although - though there was a crowd present number- ing fully ono hundred , the police failed to got on. The light was for $100 n side , and between Johnny Cartwell's black nnd white bull terrier , Majc , and Jim Flaherty's white and briudle Jim. Mujo evinced a lack of "ordering , " and was a trifle lugt'y , but game as a pebble , while Jim was finely drawn , and as supple , sinuous and lissome as a snake. Still it was u case where the best judges go astray , for after a hard and vicious and bloody light of thirty-one minutes , actual fighting time , Jim unit like a steer , und Mujo was pronounced the victor , to the en thusiastic delight of a haudful of backers. After somollttlo controversy , Ed Rothford , a well known commercial traveler from Boston , and n prince of a sporting man , was decided upon us referee , and Arthur Rolloy and Jem Northland as time-keepers. Tlio light was a "scratch" fight , and Jim Dole handled Flaherty's dog , "Jim , " whllo Jolumy Cartmell looked after Ills own cham pion. The brutes were evenly matched , weighing In nt thirty and one-half nud thirty- one pounds respectively , and both in superb condition , it seemed. Referee , timers , handlers nnd dogs en tered thu pit shortly after three. The "douse" " in the buckets was exchanged ns u precautionary measure and the dogs duly "tasted. " "Tasting a dog , " It is remarked right hero , for tha benefit of the uninitiated , is the" ruf fling up of the hair on the dog's iicok by the opposing handler , and applying his tongue to satisfy himself that the brute's coat has not been "loaded" with snuff or cayenne-popper. This was done and then a silver dollar tossed for the first "scratch. " Curtwoll won und chose the run. At u signal from the referee Johnny let his dog go , and , like u cyclone , the brutes came together. After a little preliminary chawing Mujo threw Jlni and began to make a meal off of his nock. But Jim was there , und quickly changed the aspect of things by fastening his fangs in Male's jaw and hang ing on like grim death. However , Mnjo was a trilla the stronger , and after pulling und hauling und rolling and tumbling about for the space of four minutes bo shook the little brlndlo loose , and the handlers grubbing their dog's , thi first scratch was ever , the result bolng a trifle in Jlin'd favor. The second scratch was u savage ono , and the sickening way in which the animals luc- orated ouch other tried the uorvo of the toughest spectator present , , The third scratch was the longest , most terrible uud revolting of the wholu fight , Jim chawing away at the leg , and Maje grinding his molars into Jim's unlucky now. Now onu was on top. now the other , and whllo Mujo was administering the most punishment Jim Boomed the liveliest , strougust and most eager , and all thu sports ware cry ing their money at odds on him , At the end of the seven and u half minutes the brutes again broke and wore carried into Silk Eiderdown QUILTS AND PILLOWS. All our $50.00 silk nnd en tin Eider down quilts to-morrow at $35.00. All our $12.00 Japanese embroidered sofa pillows to-morrow at $10.00. Fine Eiderdown quilts , French sntt'on lining , at 910.00 , $112.35 and $10.50. All liow designs. FUtt UUGS1 FUU HUGS ! at $2.08. Wo will close out the balance of thcso beautiful rugs. They are worth from 87.50 to $10.00. their corners , and subjected to the potent manipulations of their handlers. The fourth scratch lasted but a half min ute , the fifth and sixth but n minute and n half and In all of them but llltlu damage was done. Both dogs , by this time , however , and the bare armed handlers too , were cov ered with dirt , and gore , and the spectacle was ono hideous in the extreme. Iu thn seventh scratch Mnjo imnin ifilckly got his formidable nose hold and ho worked away in n manner that foretold that but a short time longer would bo necessary to de cide the awful battle. The eight and last pitting was of so von minutes duration , but as It was simply n repetition of the previous one , no description is necessary. Time was called for the ninth scratch , but Jim wouldn't scratch. Ho was no hog and Knew when ho hnd enough. Ho cowered close to the ground with a pleading , plteoui look In his eyes , ns much as to say "don't send mo Into that threshing mnchliio again. " His handler urged impatiently , but Jim only whined grievously , and suddenly dropping his caudal appendage , ho turned and sought to leave the pit. The fight was promptly awarded to "Mnjo , " and his friends broke forth Into cheers. Then there was n break and n scram ble for carriages and hacks , ami five minutes subsequently tlio scene of all this terrible brutality was us quiet and pastoral as any suburban scene could possibly bo. The little English sparrows resumed their blithesome roundelays , and the sun shouo on r.s jocundly as if there was no such things on this globu- lated sphere of ours as brutal dogs and heartless men. The Coming Bench Show. The dog show to bo hold at 113 nud 115 North Fifteenth street , commencing Janu ary 1 , is creating quito a stir among the lovers of fiuo canines , nnd the all-absorbing question seems to bo "who owns the bcs * . dog In his class in the city ! " Almost every family nowadays owns a doc , and the pet is generally a great favorite of all the mem bers. Mr. Ingram says that the Intelligence of some dogs Is wonderful. When asked whether a cur dog did not possess the same intelligence as n well-bred dog , he replied emphatically that ho did not. "No ono should keep a cur , " ho continued , "if ho can afford n blooded dog. A cur is neither ono thing or the other , and is not susceptible to the education tliat a well-bred comma is. A cur is kicked and buffeted about by every body , and is symbolical of all that is despicable , when n fine dog is ndmirci ! and petted. Ladies prefer small dogs bccauso tlioy can bo fondled , nnd taught little cunning tricks a big dog cannot perform. I consider the mastiff the most intelligent nnd faithful watchdog in oxistcncc. They know every word spoken to them by their masters as well as man would. They nro hard to poison , bccauso easily taught not to hunt their food. They are absolutely fearless , and a sure safe guard against prowlers , thieves and tramps. They are a noble and magnanimous brute nnd never picit a quarrel or jump on smaller dogs. The St. Bernard and Newfoundland nro next in rank among thu big breeds. Of all the small dogs I know of none superior to the fox terrier. They nro sagacious and true , and will attack anything if told to by their masters. Ihcy are affectionate and never leave your side when out for a stroll. They are becoming very popular in this country. The skyo is u very amusing little fellow with his long silky hair , and very popular with the ladies. They are great ratters , and enjoy a cat chase immensely. Pugs' nro favorite's on both sides of the pond. They nrc beautiful in their very ugliness. There are some fi.no grey hounds in this city , and I think my exhibition in all classes is going to bo a line ono. Of the hunting or bird dogs , the setter seems to have the cull here. Other places the pointer is the dog. The setter is horribly tortured running a field where sand burrs flourish on account of his long hair , whllo the pointer works along , smooth nnd staunch , without minding it in thu least. I may deliver a short lecture dally duriug thu show on the dogs. AttraclIniiH nt tlio CoIOHHoiim. The great BIX day bicycle chase , which Is to begin nt the Colosseum Monday , the I ) 1st of-Dccember at 2-iO ! In the afternoon , Is ex citing n good deal of Interest ninon ? the people - plo generally nnd wheelmen particularly. It will Indeed be n rare treat to see such fa mous bykers as Morgan , Crocker , Woilson , Prince , Knopp , Hnrdnrlck , Kok , AHhingor and others pitted against each other hi u pro longed struggle like this. There will be the beat of music on hand throughout the race , the management sparing no pains to make the attraction worthy of patronage. Christ inas night the Colosseum will bo lighted up for a grand general race for professionals nnd amateurs for handsome prices , Many of the celebrated riders will appear hero then , and the race will bo glvon us a holiday at traction , L ollowiiig the six days' race comes another of a similar character , only the com petitors will bo ladles , fifteen of them , who have Just finished a six days' race at Madi son Square Garden , Now York. The Col osseum will assuredly bo a source of much pleasure and amusement during the long winter months. 'Jim fihool , ofthn Season. Kit Baker , formerly with the Buffalo Bill Wild West combinationnow , of North Plntto , Is matched with Frank Pnrrnolco , of this city , for a 100 blue rock shoot , for $500 a sldo , at the Omaha Ouu club grounds next Mon day. Charlie MoAvoy , of North Plutto , and V. W. Plcknrd , of this city , are backing the cowboy , and they claim no has n cinch. It Is probable , however , that thuy will xing another tune before the match has progressed far , for Colonel Parmcloa Is as fine a target shot as there Is In the country , and as cool and collected and as nervcy as n man can pos sibly be under exciting circumstances. In fact , bo Is a hard man to boat , and should win this money hands down , Bi\kor \ ordered 8,000 blue rocks one day last weak , and the likelihood is that lie is getting himself in < u > fine condition as two weeks' constant prac tice will make him , The event will attract a largo crowd , as thora Is to bo no admit- siou charged , _ _ Our Own I'not. Kansas City has lately had n number of good offers for Jimmy Burns , our own orubcscout comploxlonod Poclbnt they have all been decliaed with thankn. Burns played in nineteen guinea in the American associa tion after leaving Omaha last fall , and If ho had u place In the record would stand fifth among the batt'jrs. It must bo taken Into consideration Unit the Poet did his hlttlnj * against Sawurd , Woyhlng , Kinc , Chamber- Jewelry. AT 250. Wo offer ft largo assortment of cuff buttons , shawl pins , scarf pins , eto. , Worth 60e. Perfumes. Wo carry n full line of Armani's , Col gate's and Lubln'd , in bulk or in fun ay hollies. Got up spot-hilly for the holi days. Ladies' and Gents * Pocketbooks. Wo are nhowtng a beautiful line of these goods , all now styles , FKOM Mo.TO . M.OO. Also a full line of line HAND HAGS. lain , Hughes nud Kllroy , the strongest rotators In llmtwlinln body. Six of his ninth tcon games worn pito'ied by the stars of tha champion Browns King and Chamberlain , and his record U quite n remarkable ono. Kansas City is looking for great things from the Poet next year. TlilnkH Ho Can Whip Him. Jem Sterling,1 of Ciioyennt ) , nnd a well- ' known western middle-weight , writes Titii BII : : that ho would llho to huvo n go with , Jimmy Lindsay. Ho signifies n willingness to como to Omaha nnd box the rcdoubtoblo Jimmy for any number of rounds or to u flu- Nh , for n respectable purse and uxponsos. j i bterHuff says no can go in the ring at 110 . pounds , although he now weighs 155. A Sprinter' * OhnllciiKo. NmuiASKA CITV , Nob. , Dec. 21. To. the Editor of Tun UUK : 1 hereby challenge any person to n ten-hour race , go-us-vou-please , for " > ( ) n side , the race to come olT within two weeks. F. w. Klnslies From the Diamond. Jim Burns is at his homo in Qulnoy , III. Manager Seloo will be on hand early la March. Cleveland wants Milwaukee's center field * or , McAleer. Lovett nnd his family have moved to the city of churches. Joe Walsh , it Is said , will play In DCS Moines next year. Tlio Western association season will open Sunday , April 23. Jack Crooks will propably captain ] tha Omnlms next season. Jack Crooks Is clerking In n gents' fur nishing house , St. Paul. Jim Hurt will probably nmnago the Pro hlbitlon team next season. Milwaukee will bo a hard nut to crack next season. Drive a nail here. The Brooklyn papers say that Lovott's strolls points are his great steadiness and line Holding. St. Joseph has made the right kind of a start and will have a team tnat will not ilnish at iho tail end. Jack Snoed has gone to Memphis , Toiin. , presumably to attempt a revival of base ball interests In that section. The Omahas will bo given plenty of gvnn- slum work in the spring. They will all re port by the 2Sth of March. Davenport does not cnlhu.so worth a cont. The citizens are as cold us Icicles every tiuio base ball is mentioned over thoro. The Kansas City grand stand next season will bo one of the finest in the country. It will seat 5,000 people , nnd contain several thousand opera chairs. The management ts In receipt of letters from divers players , nnd , according to their stories , they are all going to play the gaino of their lives , next season , of course. Not a word has been heard by the rannago- mcnt from big Wilson since ho loft hero. But its dollars to douirhnuts that ho will be on hand all right when the poslos bloom iu the spring. U'ho Jack Morrison prizes , n handsome diamond scurf-pin and n miniature silver diamojid , were shipped to Crooks nnd Coonov respectively , Wednesday , in time to roach them Christinas , Omaha Is after Pitcher Nichols of the Kansas Citys. Nichols has always boon very effective against the Onmhus , not hav ing lost n game to them , either in the old Western -league or Western association. Poor Len Sowdcra , the gentlemanly player who guarded Omaha's right field at the opening of last season , Is not only dead but all but forgotten , lid died Just ono month ago of typhoid fever at his homo la Indianapolis. Next season's struggle for the champion- snip ting in the Western association already gives promise of being a close and exciting ono. At least flvo out of the cl 'ht teams will bo evenly matched , and the throe re maining teams will be strong enough to cause the lenders a great deal of hustling be fore the question of supremacy Is soulotl. Qucrlcfl and Answora. Can a Western association club hold a player nt their terms , or can ho aik his own ? C. D. WIM.UMD. A ( flayer can ask what ho sues proper but nclub does not have to pay his llgure.s. They can hold him on the reservation limit signed or unsigned. Has J'ick Mimott signed for next ssaion ! , HAPPY JACK. . It is not known whether ho has or has not , but it is thought not. Will you please Inform n reader whether John L.'Hulllvnn and Jake Kilrala ever met mot in the rlngj They did not , nor arc they likely to. Please inform a "fan" if nil tliu members of the Omaha , team have ulgned lor next year ! ' No , None have signed but the now inert recently ungngod. To decide a wngor will yon plcnso state ID your Sunday sporting column * how many times Mitchell and Mike Clo.iry met ! I3cH rsnv. They met but once , In Now York city. April ! * , ISM. _ How do you figure out the butting nnd fielding averages i Please 'unswur in SUN DAY'S ' Bcc. Tovxtf is xi > AND Bu.nr , Cooney has 157 pntouts , Id assists and 10 errors. Thuio figures added together gtvu him 'il'A chipicos , Subtract tlio 111 errors , and that shows that hu accepted KIT of the 2it ; chances. Next diviJu 11) ) ciianuos into 157 , with three cyphers added , and the percentage of chntiues arxeptod of those offered is obtained , viz. , . .0Thin ! shows hii Holding average , Ho was at the bat llrl times and made 4ft hits. Dlvldo by 11U and yon get his r-orMiitajfe of hits to times t the bat , which Is .m Can you give the outlru maiio-up of tha Western association teams for next soaaonl INQt'lltElt. No. None have baen completed. Who Is the best trap shot , Prank Parmalao or John Potty 1 LKPBVGII. Ask us something easy. Will tluiro bo n city league nnxt tiuaiunl Spud Furrlth says there will. To decide u bet , ple.ieo state in your sportIng / Ing note * the i > o of John L. Bulllvan , NUWV WUWII2I. Ho was thlrty. ( < ie oi December itf.