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THE OMAHA. DAILY BEE : SUNDAY ; DECEMBER 23. 1888.-SIXTEEN PAGES.
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Provided Iho city council plants tno fran
chise petitioned for , the Brush company pro
pose * erecting n pl.int of about 1,000 lamps
capacity. Part will bo run on the three-
\vlro sy tcm nud part by the alternating
method. The three-wire , or straight Incnu-
descent system will bo employed chiefly for
store llghti and for running motors , as It h
clalincu to bo more , reliable and economical
than the ultcrnntlii . The current will bo on
every hour out of the twenty-four. Resident
llchu will pay full price for these lamps
which nro In constant lisa , Mich ns In the
hnll , parlor , etc. , and hnlf prlco (35 ( cent * a
month ) for these in use lit bedrooms and
where they nro In use only n part of the
evening. They also propose to furnish
metres , so thnt If customers desire , nn nccu-
rate account can bo kept of the amount of
The plunt will bo In operation as soon after
tbo franchise Is Riven us possible. The prlco
they offer this Incandescent llqht , 70 cents a
month , from early candlelight until 10 o'clock '
I > . in , , Is said to bo the same as Ran at f 1.50 a
thousand. All parties desiring the light will
liavo tlic necessary wires put In free of
charifo , regardless of the number of lamps
Mr. Thomas Oniccr , who lias been giving
the matter much attention for two years
past , Is thoroughly 8itisflca that for this city
tiio nltcinntlni ; system Is the true one to
adopt. His opinion Is worthy of much
weight , for ho Is a close observer , an honest
anil Impartial Investigator of the several sys
Lost Yesterday evening botwcon the
Oinnlui rlllo run go and Htirdin's RUM
Btoro , a loathar shall cnHO containing
shells mid oil cnn. Finder lotno tit
Hat-din's pun Btoro or return to.I.G.
Tipton. rcnl OBtuto broker , Council
Cnndy lOc par Ib. nt Bnlrd's , 523
Tlic largest assortment of candy
baskets anu boxes nt Buird's.
Uop't fail to no to Uaird's nnd see the
line largo line of Christinas goods.
liny Usol'itl I'rcseiits.
The most acceptable presents for
Christmas nro those which combine
utility with beauty. Thnir daily UHO
Iceops the giver in constant remem
Wo have full lines of Down Comforts ,
Down I'illows , Cnrpot Sweepers. Koot-
Blools , Itliiclcing Cases , Fancy Mats and
Uugs , and many other things which are
valuable as Christmas Souvenirs. Wo
nro anxious to close those all out , anil
will make prices to suit the purchaser.
Our Remnant Sale still continues and
with bargains for all who come.
Call and see us.
COUNCIL BLUFFS CAiU'irr Co.
The J'ulnltH and I'ows.
The following announcements nro made of
church services to bo nold to-day :
Uroadwny M. E. Church Preaching by
the pastor , D. 0. Franklin , at 10I0 : ! n. m.
und 7.0 ! ! i > . m. Sunday school at 1'J m. Class
meeting at 0:80 : n. in. In the lecture room. A
cordial Invitation is extended to strangers.
Itorcan liaptlst Church Preaching by the
pastor , Hov. T. R Thickston , at 10i : ; ( ) a. m.
nnd 70 : ! ! p. m. to-iluy , on Paclllc avenue be
tween Kifth and Sixth avenues. 'Sunday
school ut 1 1 M5 a. m. All nro invited.
First Baptist Preaching by the pastor nt
100 : ! ! a. in. Sunday school 12 in. Union
prayer meeting ut (1 ( p. m. In the evening
there will bo no services in this church , hut
union services conducted by the nastors in
the Presbyterian church nt 70 : ! ! p. m.
Presbyterian -Preaching as usual in the
morning by the pastor. Sabbath school at
12 o'clock. In the evening there will bo a
union revival meeting at 7:30 : , and all are
nsUcd to bring Gospel Hymns , No. G.
Union Hovivul Services All are invited to
attend the union revival services at the
Presbyterian church at 7:30 : p. in. , and to
bring Gospel Hjmns , No. D.
Y. M. C. A. Special meeting for men ,
conducted by Joseph Wells at the Y. M. O.
A. , corner Uroadwny and Main , Sunday af
ternoon nt 4 o'clock. Topic : "Ttie Gulf
Spanned , " Luke 2:11. : Good singing , short
addresses by young men.
Congregational Services this morning ,
The pastor will preach a Christmas sermon.
Subject : "Tho Star of Bothlchchn. " Ap
propriate anthems will bo rendered by the
choir. Union services in the Presbyterian
church in the evening. A cordial invitation
Bethany Baptist Church Corner of BlufE
nnd Story streets. Services as usual at 10'JU :
u. m. nnd 7:30 : p. m. Sunday school at 3 p.
in. llev. E. N. Harris , pastor.
St. Paul's Church Divine service to-day
nt 11 a. m. and 7l0 ! p. m. Sunday school nt
12:1 : ! ) . Young men's bible class nt 12:15. :
Sermon topics , morning : "Faithfulness. "
Evening sermon : "Of What Use is the
Church to Our Business Mcnl" Young
ir.cn and str.uigcrs always cordially wel
comed to these aer vices. T. J. Mackay ,
No war prices for reliable jewelry at
Woolman 'a , jeweler , 221 Broadway.
Illinois and Iowa best soft coal , Glca-
6on , 20 Pourl street.
Diamond rings , line quality , no flaws ,
( -knrot stones , $35.00. Wollman ,
jeweler , 224 Broadway.
This afternoon at 2 o'clock and this
evening nt 7 , will bo sold a largo stock
of craulcory , lamps , vases , toys , notions
tind Christmas goods of all kinds. These
poous must nnd will ho sold regardless
of cost. Go to No. 15 Main street and
pot the greatest bargains of your life.
jboii't forgot the tlmo and plauo.
Mrs. G rover's Grievance ,
The alleged rape case of G rover vs
MoNolty was on trial in Justice Schurz's
court yesterday. The trial was conducted
with locked doors , ns the crowd desiring ad
mission wns much larger than the size of the
room warranted. The evidence was not.of a
particularly startling nature , and con-
II r mod the belief thnt the case Is
ono of malicious prosecution , cbsoly
verging on persecution. The testi
mony of the neighbors allowed that the two
families had lived on terms of intimacy since
the alleged assault took place , on November
W ) , and that until ten days ago , Mm. Grover
nnd her family had virtually lived at the ox-
VOIIHO of the McNoUy8"by their successful
manner of borrowing. Finally she borrowed
the MoNolty wash boiler , nnd damaged It
severely. This was regarded as the lost
straw , and tliu MoNoltys decided to draw
the line ut demolished laundry apparatus ,
When next Mrs. Grover appeared she was
informed that henceforth the ways of the
U rovers and Mr Noltya lay In different direc
tions. The heir of the Grover estate was
next ordered off the MoNolty domain , with
threats of arrest if his tivspass was repeated.
MTH. Grover then took u hand , und informed
the neighbors that MeNolty had assaulted
lier , and the rase was then brought into
court. The prosecuting witness boars u
tough reputation in the vicinity of her homo ,
and the chances of the charge being sus
tained nro very slight. The ease was contin
ued until to-morrow morning ,
Iload ft ml Hrlleor.
N. I. Tlhliotts , the CASH GROCKR ,
IB selling sweet corn 7o pur can. Batter
nualtlty , 3 cauu25o. Ktirly Juno ncus ,
Bo per can ; 1Mb can of tomatoes , lOo ; 8-
Ib can poaches , lOc , lee and 20u ; 1Mb
nan prlcots , 16o per can , Good pruries ,
Co per can ; 7 burs soap for S5u ; Japan
tea , SMa porlb ; maple uyrnp , 76cpor gal ,
I'M no catsup , 75o per gallon. I also hiivo
n full line of the celebrated Monarch
nnd Curtlo Bros * , canned goods , which
X am soiling very low.N.
N. I. TinuKTTS ,
No. 316 I3road\ray.
The eloctrlo motor company has not taken
any action lut egardtqyuUluB on working-
jnen't trains , early lu the morning , and In
Uio evening , with a 5 cent faro. This sug
gestion has been made , but whether } t will
bo adopted or not , will depend upon the
amount of business. It Is not likely that
such trains will bo put on before during. It
Is believed that sucn trains , or some system
of commutation tickets , would greatly In
crease the number of regular dally patrons.
The companyJntlmnUM that It would make
such arrangements , if allowed to chnrpo
transient ! ) tnoro than 10 cents. The council
refuting this request , the matter of commu
tation tickets la being hold open for further
deliberation , In time , no doubt , the com
pany will see It to bo for Its Interest to make
n 5 cent rate for these who have to use the
line morning nnd evening. The public hope
that this time may come soon. It will surely
bo of general advantage to tbo city , nnd as
the city has donated very liberally to the en
terprise by its special tax , It seems that the
company cnn afford to make the cut for such
classes of patrons.
Pine holiday goods for twenty days at
prices that will surprise you. Call and
bo convinced. J. U. Stuart's drug
Bloro , 030 Broadway.
Dr. C. C. Huzon , dentist , oporn. house
All parties having work done at my
oHlco will plonbo call and eattlo for same
before January 1,1889. Otherwise speci
mens will be sold for charges.
F. J. BIKZIK , Taxidermist.
Almost a Hlazc.
Early yesterday morning there was an
other narrow escape from a serious confla
gration In iho business portion of the city ,
although tha 11,111103 were extinguished with
out the assistance of the llro department ,
The blaio wns caused by the falling of a lamp
in the Turf. The llamcs Illlcd the room , nnd
caused considerable excitement. The burn
ing lamp was carried into the street , whore
it burned for nearly half uu hour. The llro
on the Inside of the building wns smothered
with ashes and mud. The damage amounted
to about $25. Trie blaze Is directly charge
able to carelessness.
J. G. Tipton , real cstato/327 / B'way '
Pickled tripe nnd pigs' feet at Tib-
bills' , 31C Broadway.
Tim City Council.
There were cloven members of the coun
cil present last night when President Uochol
called them to order , and the business tran
sacted wns only of n routine nature. A num
ber of estimates for local work were ap
proved nnd ordered to bo placed In the ap
propriation ordinance for the coming month ,
nnd the council adjourned to meet ngnin
Christmas night. If n quorum can bo ob
tained that night they will again adjourn to
meet Wednesday night , December 20 , when
some impoitant business will bo brought up.
S. B. Wadsworth & Co. loan money.
Buy groceries , stationery nnd Christmas
goods of Ivolley & Younherinau , 10J B'way.
Miss Jennie Alvcr , one of Ncola's brlglit
teachers , was In the city ycsterdav , visiting
friends , and did not neglect to do some very
important work In the Interest of n charity
Christmas tree , whoso fruits are to bo dis
tributed to poor children nt Neolo Monday
evening. Many little hearts will bo glad
dened on account of contributions by John
Bono & Co. , J. M. Phillips , Sargent &
Evans , M. O. Calof , H. A. Balrd and others.
Assorted fruit in baskets for Christ
mas at Palmer's , 12 S. Main st.
The morning prayer meetings , hold by the
business men , have proved so interesting and
profitable that it has been decided to con
tinue them. The.v will be held each week
day morning at 9:30 : o'clocn in the chapel of
the First Baptist church. The committee
chosen to have these meetings In charge con
sists of Dr. Hurtupoo , W. C. Stacy , William
Joseph , A. Ovorton , A. D. Foster and A. M.
Bananas , Florida oranges , mixed
nuts , malaga grapes , flno candies at
Palmer's , 12 S.'Muin street.
For Tlent Two now store rooms in
good location ; Nos. 7IJ7 and 739 Broad
way. S. Saunders , ! > 0 Pearl st.
Miss Belle Sutherland , of Boston , is the
guest of her sister , Mrs. C. H. Gllmoro , on
South Sixth street.
Mr. Paul Tulfeys has returned homo from
Cornell college , at Ml. Vernon , to spend
Christmas with his relatives. Ho will not
return to school next term.
Mr. Thomas Ofllcer Is able to bo out again
after his severe Illness. It will bo some
llttlo time before he will bo able to devote
his entire attention to business.
Gives no taffy.
A arrived afternoon
nine-pound boy yesterday
ternoon at the home of C. P. Shepherd. It
is the first boy in the family and "Shop"
cnn hardly get accustomed to his presence.
However , tlio youngster has como to stay
nnd it is quite likely that ho will strike up
quite an intimate acquaintance with the old
The streets wora crowded until a late hour
last evening with Christmas buyers. The
stores were tilled and the clerks were heart
ily glad when the last ono was gone and bus
iness hours could bo closed.
CROWNING OP THE SNOW KING.
Guy Sights mill Hounds on the StreetH
Most of the Canadian oitios and
towns can find their counterparts in the
United States. The people do not
"hustle" quite so muuh as on this side
of the line ; olllcos open at 10 nnd close
nt 4 ; lawyers , judges , students and
priests wear long , ( lowing black robes ,
the latter two on the streets ; every
town in the Dominion is a dead town on
Sunday , but aside from these and a fc w
other significant ililVoroueos , the cus
toms and habits of Americans nnd Can
adians nro identical. Montreal , how
ever , the metropolis and great commer
cial mart of the Dominion , is unique.
The city , the people , nnd their customs
have all the quaint plcturosquoness of
some old world seaport , and .the visitor
would not find it difllcult to imagine
that ho had wandered into Normandy.
There nro broad streets , stone paved ,
nnd llnnked with rows of magnificent
stone buildings ; there arc costly and
beautiful churches innumerable , splen
did hotels , spacious squares and parks
nnd promenades everywhere. Before
the city stretches out the broad , blue
St. Lawrence , and in the rear towers
tip Mount Itoynl , with its broad drives
and many stately residences. Hero
nnd there nre courts , nlloya and nooks ,
breathing of another ago und country.
It is n city of churches. Millions
upon millions of dollars hnvo boon spent
In churches , convents , monasteries ,
priests' colleges nnd other ecclesiastical
structures , and the observance of the
feast days nnd fast days , with , their
processions and boll ringing constitutes
one of the most picturesque features of
this most picturesque city.
French is the language of the people ,
of the courts and of the churches , to a
Though the "oaints1 days" nro innum
erable , and all of them are holidays ,
none are celebrated with the solemnity
and mngnitlconco of Christmas.
There is snow on the ground , Not
an occasional drift of flno dust like stuff
nt the btroot comers , with buro spots
between , but a great heavy mantle of
whitonoM on the streets nnd buildings
und chimneys , clinging to every door
postnnd window lcdgoto every dome nnd
spire , weighing down the trees and
burying the fences. In the squares the
fountains spout up cascades of snow ,
ntid-tlio statues are shrouded in mantels
glistening ghostly whiteness. Snow ,
snow , everywhere , masses and banks of
it. For weeks U has boon softly falling
in great feathery flakes , [ till now the
whnlo world seems to bo hurled in it.
It is cold too , not the bitter kind of cold
thnt congeals tha marrow in ono'n hones ,
but n clear , bracing , snapping sort
which goes down into the lungs like a
draught of the ollxlr of life , sending a
bloom to tha chcok and n sparkle to the
oyo.Indoora there are Christmas dinners ,
of course , wlioro ovcrybody gorges ,
drinking n llttlo less boor nnd a little
moro wlno than in this country , but
outside winter is king and holds high
livery ono turns out on Christmas
eve , riding , driving , walking , skat
ing , snow-shoeing , llUing the air with n
bnbol of voices nnd the tinkling of mil
lions of sleigh-bolls. All the windows
nro gay with lanterns , candles and over-
grcons , mountains of confectionery and
fruits. How they drive ! Cutters
and sleighs ol every conceiv
able description , four-in-hnnd , tan
dem , double and single , with
bells of gold , silver nnd brass , they dash
up and down with the swiftness and
recklessness of Russians. It looks very
dangerous , but if the pedestrian won t
dodge too much ho is safe ; they are
good drivers. The si do walks arg.
thronged'old men and children , young
men and women , girls in furs with the
brlghtobt of black eyes and the reddest
of checks , "habitats" in chapcau.x nnd
moccasins with gay-colored sashes
about their waists , fair ladies in snow-
white blanket costumes , snowshours in
their club uniforms , priests , monks and
nuns innumerable in long , black robes
and girdles , soldiers , sailors and lum
bermen , jostling and crowding , laugh
ing anrt shouting , and filling the city
with their uproar.
Down ntBonsccours , anil nil the other
mnrkoL houses , there is a gay scene.
There are no butcher shops scattered
over the city , but all have stalls in the
market houses. Decorated oxen , pigs ,
sheen , turkeys , goose , and all manner
of llosh. lislfand fowl , strings of sau
sages , and ull sorts of edibles are dis
played in tempting profusion. Thou
sands of these who buy nnd thobo who
come to look on , crowd down through
the long building , and the visitor must
go with the tide. There is no turning
The rinks are crowded. There are
many of them broud , glistening shoots
of ice. , roofed over with magnificent
buildings , with galleries for the specta
tors , coltoo-roonis , lunch-rooms and
waiting-rooms where hundreds of
pretty girls and handsome men spin
and whirl or sail gracefully along arm
in arm to the music of line bands aud
in a blaze of electric light.
Then there are the toboggan slides ,
where human meteors whiz ceaselessly
past the spectators. The snowshoors ,
too , are out , ladies and gentlemen in
blanket costumes skimming1 over hill
itnd dale , nnd working up a zest for the
banquet and dance which awaits them
at some "tavern" in the country. The
aters , dance halls and music halls are
everywhere in full blast , and all ex
cept , perhaps , the very poor , and the
charitable have been good to thorn are
Midnight comes. The great bell of
Notre Dame ono of the largest In the
world booms out its greeting to the
Child that was born in Bethlehem ; a
mellow-voiced chime away out
toward the mountains answers it ;
Notre Dame do Lourdes and the Jesuit's
silver-toned bell take it up , all the rest
join them , and soon from every dome
and spire of all the multitude of
churches , convents and colleges there
is pealing fortli a mighty chorus of
"Glory to the now-born King. "
The churches are crowded. All the
altars bla/.o with thousands of candles ,
before them kneel priests and bishops
in gorgeous vestments , the great or
gans and flno choirs of the larger
cliurches nro reinforced by splendid or
chestral music , nnd the walls and
domes of the vnst structures vibrato to
the glorious harmonies of the old mas
ters. Nothing could exceed the mag
nificent splendor of the midnight muss.
Christmas day dawns over a city on
which has fallen a Sabbath stillness.
The markets are deserted , the rinks
are silent , the gay crowd which
thronged the sidewalks has vanished.
Hero nnd there a procession of church
men files into the cathedral doors. De
vout Catholics hurry to morning mass
or confession : the Protestants swarm
into their various churches , Then the
streets are given over to sauntering
policemen and an occasional sleighing
party. All the world nnd his wife are
enjoying the Christmas dinner.
Every country has its drawbacks , and
cold and snow may bo that of Canada ,
but it cannot bo denied Dint Canadians
know exactly how to make the best of it.
Young Dr. Talbot , of Philadelphia. Is a
doubly fortunate youth. His fiancee , Mrs.
Anna M. Sockcn , died the other day , leaving
him flCO.COO. Ho is twcnty-threo. Shu Is
The wedding of Miss Barrett , daughter of
Lawrence Barrett , and Mr. Joseph Ander
son , n brother of Mary Anderson , is an
nounced to take place January 3 lu the cath
edral In Boston.
It Is announced that Prince Von Puss , a
German nobleman , is about to wed a young
lady of Baltimore. How much of a portion
the young lady's father has allowed the
prince for pin-money Is not stated.
A clothes wringer was the rather odd pros
cnt which a Jersey City young man made his
best girl. The pair afterwards sipjabblod.
nnd ho demanded the return of thu wringer
nnd two other presents , but the girl rotusos
to give them up.
A wedding has Just taken place nt Carlisle ,
Pa. , in settlement of an election bet. The
groom Is a republican and the bride Is n dem
ocrat , and the condition was that if Harrison
were selected the marriage should bo sol-
emnl/cd one month thereafter.
Another daughter of tbo late Matthew Ar
nold , nnd a sister of Mrs. Whlttridgo , of New
York , Is engaged to Hon. Armlno Wodo-
housn , the second son of the earl of IClm-
borly. Miss Arnold is a bright girl , with
oharmlng mar. or , nnd bears a striking like
ness to her father ,
The wife of Washington Irving Bishop , the
mind reader , has brought auit in New York
for absolute divorce from her husband. This
sensational llttlo family could probably tiavo
got along much bettor together had his wife
been the mind render uml ho the ono who
curried around the inliul.
There are no divorce laws In the statutes
of South Carolina , nnd such n thing as legal
sundering of matrimonial bonds Is unknown.
But it Is said that what answers to our Chlc.i
our norther , divorce Is managed In the
South Carolina sund hills by a system of
barter or trade among wives. This is a
more economical system , and In some rases
qulto profitable to the shrewder husband of
the two traders.
Cainpnnlni'n First Appearance.
Cnmpanini made his first appearance
in London May 4,1ST ! ? , ns Gonnaro , in
"Lucroziu Borgin , " with Tltlons , Tro-
bolll and Agnosi , nnd surpassed ull ex
pectations. After ton or twelve days nn
ugont arrived from America , and not
withstanding his ougngomont to Maiilo-
Bon for flvo years , olTerod him $5,000 , a
month , which WHS exactly five times ns
much ns Maploson was paying him.
Thnt otter , coupled with Ills great suc
cess , completely turned Campanlnl't )
head , nnd ho became practically un
manageable , Ho roaiaiuodho\rovor ,
AN OLD-TIME ( \NDMOTIIER \ ,
A Ploturosquo ire Long Slnoo
Out of ohion.
GOSSIP OF THE'WOMEN FOLKS.
AVIso nuil Foolish jXchlovemonts of
the Sex We All Iigvo-Two AVho
Climbed to tlio lop of
The Grandmother of Old.
For lite llee.
Grandmothers nro out of stylo. There
nro grandmammas now , to bo sure , but
there is a vast difference botwecn the
grandmammas of to-day , with their
bustles nnd bangs , niil | tlio sweet old
grandmother of the high cap nnd specs ,
who sat In the splint-bottomed chair by
the fireplace and knitted the family
stockings. Yes , there is a vast differ
ence , and wo know of some modern
grand-dames who , while dearly loving
their children's children , cherish an in
ward spitu against the fate which be
stowed upon them the tltlo of grand
mother. And really ono cnn sympa
thize with them. Wo grow Old fast in
this rushing ago , and worry and cnro
bring the crow's foot about our eyes anil
gray hairs to our temples ere wo have
scarcely learned to live. The doslro to
look beautiful is as natural to every
true woman's heart as is the desire to
live. Hence the dread of being a grand
mother , which is nn indisputable evidence -
donco of the approach of the sore and
Ages ago , It scorns , I had n grand
mother. I can just remember her
pleasant face , wrinkled and white , sur
rounded by n halo of white hair which
gleamed beneath the frills of hormuslin
cap.In these days with what delight wo
youngsters liailcd the Thanksgiving
and the Christmas-tides , for at those
times wo wore invariably tumbled into
the family sleigh and whirled along the
winding road which wound itsolt about
the Pennsylvania hills to grandmother's
house. Oh , the aroma of those days !
No modern turkey or pie or pudding
smells ns did those which grandmother
used to bake.
I can close my eyes and imagine my
self once moro a little girl in
short frocks und pantalolts romp
ing with my brothers in the
great old-fashioned kitchen. I can
boo the old fireplace with its stone
hearth , its boot-blackened walls , the
swinging crane and shining and irons ,
while the hickory "back log" snapped
nnd crackled in the ( lames. And there
was grandmother in her blade alpaca
dross and gingham apron , the Quaker
cap and the snowy 'kerchief ' folded
across her ample bruast like the sur
plice of a priest. Elofr she welcomed us
with sweet , old-fasliipnod words of
greeting , from her Arm chair In the
cosiest corner of the hearth. How she
sat and knitted and talked , and what
piles of "sheep's gray , " and "lamb's
wool" hosiery grow beneath her busy
fingers. How the i > oll-worn noodles
gleamed in the firoligh o as she sat ,
Llko a inisor with his ruhui ,
Counting ono by ono her stitches ,
With her chair in ceaseless motion to and fro
Till her ball of yarn diminished ,
And the baby's sock was finished
With u little tip of. whiteness at the too.
There would she toll us marvelous
stories.Stories of the long ago when
she was a little girl aud lived across the
big water. Stories that sounded to out
voting ears like tales of olf-lund , and to
which wo listened until our eyes began
to blink" . Thou some ono would como
und wash our sticky lingers and scrub
our faces , and , after goodnight kisses
all round , carry us oil and tumble us
into a great high bank of feather beds
where boon wowcro % living over our
childish joys in dreams.
That was , I think , at least a century
ago. Many merry Christinas and happy
Now Years days have gone si neb then ,
and we hope for many moro ; yet the
remembrance of those days are the
sweetest because the purest of life's
Modern grandmammas may bo just as
swcot , and modern inventions have
done away with the necessity of their
knitting the family stockings , and their
hands which "toil not , neither do they
spin , " may find more congenial em
ployment and busy themselves in deeds
of charity and kfnclnoss , bnt the mem
ory of the old grandmother , with her
saintly face , with the silver halo and
the folded surplice will never fade
while lifo lasts , though the old foot
have long since tripped into the grave.
JACINTA JACQUES. .
Successful American Women.
Boston Herald : About ten yours ago
a family consisting of mother and throe
daughters came to Paris from the
United States for the purpose of edu
cating the girls and giving them special
advantages in the work which they had
undertaken. The mother was Ameri
can , the father , then deceased , a Gor
man , but the daughters , who were very
young at this time , were thoroughly
American in pluok , and in their de
termination to got on nnd make the best
of their opportunities. I will pass over
the years of trial and struggle this
bravo little family endured before they
began to experience the benefit of their
many sacrifices , or before they _ began to
moot with the recognition their talents
deserved. To-day , however , ono
daughter is a rising artist with n much
pralbod picture in last year's salon , for
which she received "honorable men
tion ; " the second daughter is the only
woman physician in Franco who has
boon admitted to the most famous sur
gical hospital here in Paris , and in now
the wife of a distinguished young
scientist , who takes her name with his
own. The third girl ft'ohurmiiigyoung
woman she is , too cftotso astronomy for
her profession , and is at this moment
the only woman employed at the ob
servatory here ; in fact , the only ono of
her sex who has been intrusted with the
responsible- position of an "observing"
astronomer regularly employed by the
government. This Ms an uncommon
record for ono family , cspocla.ly so in a
country where the progress of women
in the higher professions is still viewed
with surpribo , and any advance outside
of the beaten tracksrNthought revolu
tionary , not to any itiifominino , In the
extreme. ' *
A fashionable Now York lady who re
cently feasted a horde of nigumufllns
notified her friends that she desired
waitresses for the occasion from among
the members of their families. Within
thrco days the .numbor of volunteers
was ton times moro than she needed , nil
of them rosebuds in fashionable soci
ety. It is said by ladies engaged in
charitable work in Now York city thnt
there is never uny dilllculty in procur
ing any amount of personal services of
_ _ _
How the Girls Da Muo.
A foreign correspondent notes the
differences between an English and an
American girl in dancing. The Amer
ican girl-in u nervous creature. She ia
ns excitable ns a thoroughbred mare ,
When she dnnces her eye sparkles , her
cheek flushes , her face is lighted up ,
and every nerve is at tension in the
thrill of music und motion , The Eug-
llsli girl , on the contrary , does not niter
her nmlnblu torpidity in the least. She
doca not smile. She is as grave ns ovor.
She turns solemnly around , without a
vestige of abandon. She doos. not
dance , but trots.
Cnrpentry ( Y > r Women.
Intor-Ocenn : Ono of the now reforms
which are expected to revolutionize the
world is the instruction of women in the
nrts of carpentry. An active member
of a committee of educated women in
charge of n largo private school in the
east protest against the plan of teach
ing girls sowing in schools , while the
"pleasant work'1 of handling tools is
kept for the favored boys. It matters
not if the girl's ignorance of sowing
will interfere with her usofullnoss , and
consequently with her happiness all
through life , while she may rcnlly need
any moro knowledge of tools than she
could learn in nn hour the old fashion
savors of tyranny and must bo abolished.
"Give the doll to the hoys , " says Miss
Willnrtl , "nnd the jnck-plano nnd saw
to the girls. " The boys will pulverize
the dolls Incontinently , and the girls
will cut olT all their fingers with the
plane the first thing , but the experi
ment is worth trying.
In the Women's Train ing College for
Teachers in Cambridge , Kngland , ro-
contlv , a school of scientific carpentry
has loen ) started. Ono afternoon in
the wool : the young ladles are trained
In the use of tools. There is no attempt
to teach n trade , only nn effort to do-
volopo a certain degree of manual dex
terity on the part of the young ladles ,
nnd the effect of the experiment has
boon so satisfactory that Miss Hughes ,
the principal , thus sums up her estimate
of its value as a means of training : "I
cannot speak too highly of the educa
tional value of scientific carpentry. I
nm dolightcd with the result horo. al
though wo spare very little time for it.
The rellof from mental work is im
mense , the exercise excellent ( ono rule
is , we learn to saw equally well with
loft and right hands , so as to develop
both sides of the body equally ) ;
the pleasure is very great , and
the powers of observation , accuracy ,
nnd common sense thnt cnn bo devel
oped by this manual work are simply
marvelous. It Is also the very best
possible training for a future technical
training. " A lady who has seen this
Cambridge class at work thus sums up
the advantages of their idea : "Tho
whole subject is suggestive of now de
partures in our educational systems. If
needle-work bo an indispon&ablo ac
complishment for the future mothers of
England in the middle nnd lower class
es , would not a little elementary knowl
edge of the use of carpenter's tools como
in useful ? How many things in a house
wear out or fall to pieces , bringing un
speakable discomfort to llic inmates ,
which a little timely mending would
save ! What mistress of n household ,
wrestling with economy and a limited
income , does not dread the necessity of
sending for a 'handy man , ' because of
the bill that is inevitable , in which so
much seems to bo charged for so little
that has been done ? "
Detroit Free Press : From Lewiston ,
Mo. , is telegraphed an account of Miss
Belle Mender , of Norridgowock county ,
Me. , coming to Lewiston nnd climbing
the slundpipo of the waterworks , which
rises to the height of seventy-five feet.
The ascent is by means of an iron lad
der fixed perpendicularly against the
side of the pipe. There is a lady in
Arkwright , N. Y. , Mrs. D. S. Curdot ,
ono of the estimable ladies of the town ,
who is proud of the fact that she has
beaten this record. Mrs. Cardot's ad
venture , ns told by herself , is unique.
In 1878 she was Miss Dailoyand resided
in Custor City , one of the booming oil
towns in the Bradford Hold. She and
another young lady named Kate I. Mil
ler , when out walking in the suburbs
ono afternoon , concluded , as a larkthat
they would climb to the top of ono of
the oil derricks. They accordingly pro
ceeded to do this , nnd in n short time
reached the top. The height of the der
rick was eighty-four feet , the height
of all derricks built in that country.
On the top of this derrick the young
ladies sat and enjoyed a toto-u-tute ,
while hundreds of persons gathered in
the vicinity to witness the unusual spec
tacle. When the crowd below compre
hended that the ladies had climbed the
derrick simply as n bit of fun their
nerve and coolness were loudly cheered.
The young ladies did , not expect any
such sensation as this and they re-
inainod on tlio top of the derrick for
tin hour , preferring to give the crowd a
chance to djsporbO before venturing to
como down. Nine years after this there
was some mention in the oil country
newspapers of ladies climbing to the top
of the derricks , ana the Oil City Derrick -
rick offered as an inducement a copy of
that paper for a year to any lady who
would accomplish thoifeat. . Mr. Cat-dot
said she had no particular desire to at
tempt the feat again , but she sent to the
olllco of thnt paper proof that she had
climbed to tno top of nn 81-foot derrick ,
nnd , as a result , bho is now receiving
gratis a copy of the Dally Derrick.
Mrs. Cardot bays she experienced no
di//.inesd in making the ascent nor after
reaching the top of the derrick. Her
companion on this occasion was Kate J.
Miller , now residing in Derrick City ,
McKcan county , Pa.
Mrs. Cleveland's Now Social Depart nro
Cincinnati Commercial : Society gos
sip lias it that Mrs. Cleveland proposes
to inaugurate a brilliant innovation
upon her former programme at tlio
while house. She has , it is said , de
cided to keep two evenings in each
week on which she will see her friends
nnd the friends they choose to bring.
She will also see people by appoint
On these evenings hpr personal asso
ciates will linvii the entree nt nil times ,
and there will always bo distinguished
persons present by invitation. This nr-
rnngemont will nlTord the lady
of tlio white house an opportunity
to see und bo boon in surroundings moro
conducive to rope o of manner than the
circumstances in which she is usually
placed In her receptions , as the going
and coming of persons is unremitting ,
and no opportunity for conversation al
lowed. Klch and dainty tollo'ts will
also show to better ad vantage In u room
1 sow a woman bog in the street
On Christmas day for bread to cat ;
The city's ' chimes were ringing then
Peace on earth , good will to men.
I saw n churchman , slock , well-fed ,
Pass by the woman , nnd ho turned his head ;
The crumbs that full from his table that
Would have feasted the beggar bo turned
Following the churchman came
A woman whoso brow was stamped with
From out of her purse n coin the cast ,
And the beggar blessed her as she justed.
To tbo church the sleek man went his way ;
The woman of shame would have blushed to
Yet which of the two the more blessed- will
Magdalen , scorned , or the proud Pharisee !
No Christmas Tulilo
should ho without a bottle of Angostura
Hitters , the world renowned appetizer
of exquisite flavor. Beware of counter
feit * .
ALONG THE IRON HIGHWAYS ,
Railway Growth and Development
All Over the World.
BIG AND LITTLE WHEEL , ENGINES
Ami Their Iteupcctivo DIcrltR Kxpo-
rlpnccs of Knllxvnj- Men ISxpofl-
niont * nml Inventions Knst
Huns nml Slow Hung ,
Who Owns Uio Cnlf ?
"An ntnnslng state of affairs has como
to light at the O. vt N. railroad olllco in
this city says the Owonsboro ( ICy. ) In
quirer , ' 'and will cause no little amount
of work to straight on out. Koccntly n
farmer shipped his olTcct-sover the road ,
among them a cow. When the car
reached llussollvilla n cow and calf
wore in the car , instead of only a cow.
The agent nt Uusbollvlllo reported the
calf to the train dispatcher us property
'over , ' and wanted instructions. The
train dispatcher roportoa It to the con
ductor , the conductor to tlu * ngont here ,
the agent to Freight Solicitor Hughes ,
nnd the matter is now in the hands of
the general freight agent for adjudica
tion. The matter will doubtless como
to the hands of Colonel Bovior , attornov
for the road , who will have to decide
whether or not a calf born in transit belongs -
longs to the owner of the cow or to thu
railroad transferring it. In the mean
time the cow and calf nro together in
possession of the owner of the cow. "
After tlio Scati > arn ,
Glebe Democrat : The attention of
railwav odleors Is being turned very
strongly to the allegation that the fro-
qucnt d'omoraHzation of passenger rntos
is duo moro to the existence of ticket
brokerage establishments than to any
other cause , and thu question is raised
whether or not tlio existing laws cannot
bo invoked to stop the injury to the
railways which the prevalence of this
irregular form of competition involves.
Ono railway representative , at least ,
takes the ground that the soiling of cut-
rate tickets can'bo punished under the
head of "discrimination , " and recently
addressed a letter to the interstate com
mission with the question whether or not
brokers who obtain their tickets from
railways , and by reason of receiving a
commission from tlio railways , are able
to and do sell the tickets to travelers at
loss than tariff rntos , are not thereby
acting as agents of the common car
riers , who nro amenable to the law. In
oilier words , ho asks , "aro not the rail
ways , in selling to the scalpers in such
a way as to enable the latter to cut the
rates , guilty of the discrimination for
bidden in section 10 of the interstate
law ? "
To this Commissioner Cooley replied
as follows :
INTEKSTATE COMMKRCR COMMISSION" , AVASK-
iN-nroN , Nov.'JO , 1SSS. Ucxn Siu : Thank
ing you for your favor of the lOtli inst. , I desire -
sire to s.iy tbat the matter touched upon by
you is a crying evil with which , to some ex
tent , the commission inlands to deal In its
annual report. I wish it were clear that the
ticket brokers were amenable to the law *
They certainly ought to bo , and where tbcy
are employed by thorailroad odlcors to sell
ticltots it may in some c.ises 'bo possible to
reach them. I four , however , that the sell
ing of tickets on commissions , where the
commissions are not clearly in 0x0093 of a
proper compensation for the service , is not
illegal. It is clearly demoralizing , and ought
to bo made unhiwful.and I should bo very glad
indeed to see legislation adopted that would
make it so. Very respectfully yours ,
T. M. COOLEV.
It is said that everything1 in nature
moves , except district messenger boys !
Stones roll , mountains crawl ( tlio width
of n hair once a century ) , while vast
glaciers of solid ice have polished off
whole continents of earth. In Ills ad
dress to the American Society of Civil
Engineers. Mr. T. C. Kecfcr says :
"Thoro is nn interesting example of
raibcroopinjr on a , highly elastic road
bed on the division botwecn Winniwog
and Fort William , where the line
crosses a 'muskeg' the Indian term for1
bog causing it to yield about six
inches to every passing train. With a
lu'avv consolidation engine , hauling
thirty-five cars , this track crept twenty-
six inches in the direction in
which the train was moving.
The rails creep for about three-
quarters of n milo east and about half a
mile wobt of o-small bridge at the foot
of a grade in both directions. They
creep with every train , nnd in warm
weather will often run twelve inches
under an ordinary train. Track bolts
break almost dally and repairs are to
the extent of a box of bolts per month.
Cinder ballast keeps the track in line
nnd surface fairly wel lbut noes not in the
least prevent the creeping of the rails.
Lining and surfacing are necessary at
least once a week. On account of the
flanges on the anglo-plato spikes must
bo left out of a tie on each side of thcso
plates , otherwise the creeping rail
would carry the ties with thorn and
throw the traelt out of gauge. Tliroo
trains running in tlio same direction
are often sufliciont to open all joints on
ono side and close thorn on the other
bide of the bridge between. The whole
muskeg , when a train is passing , shows
a series of short vvaviss live to six inches
deep , rising and falling with the pass
ing load , and the rails can be seen mov
ing with the passing train. Tlio general -
oral Buporintundcnt of the western divi
sion , Mr. Whyto , to whom I am indebted
for the above , proposes to use twelve-
foot tics , forty-inch anglo bars nnd cut
n slot in alternate sides of the rail at
every tio.iiba means of holding thu rails
KecklnkM Kuilrouil Competition.
Commercial Bulletin : It is a startling
fact in railroad management that , fol
lowing the ruinous competition which
has been raging for mouths past among
the great roads of the west , northwest
and uouthwcst , the so-sailed coiibcrva-
tivo managers of the cantorn trunk com
panies nrc allowing themselves to drift
into rccklisss hostility. The interior
group of roads referred to represent
botno $750,000,01)0 ) of capital , and the At-
lunttu group embraces nn aggregate in
vestment of not loss than W > 00,0tll,000. )
These great corporations are supposed
to'bo controlled by the highest order of
managerial talent that unntinlcd com
pensation can command , The men who
chiolly own the roads are our monarchs
of capital , whoso linmenso fortunes
are supposed to bo a guarantee
of their ability to conduct great
enterprises upon prudent nnd
stable principles , And yet , with all
these pretensions to talent among offi
cials nnd to matured wisdom among the
controlling proprietors , our great rail
roads are dibttngulshcd beyond every
thing else by tlio utter powerlcssriCHS of
their administrators to control them
in tlio interest of Investors ,
Judging from tlio defenses generally
put forth by these companies when they
take tlio war-path , n railroad is a sort
of uncontrollable monster , subject to
periodic spoils of insanity , pending
which it is capable only of senseless
mibchlof to itself nnd its neighbors ,
Wo are told thut outbreaks of cutting
are inseparable from Uio kind of com ,
petition that exists botwcon railroads
that the necessity on getting business lu
supreme , and that rntcs nro secondary ,
und that compacts , no mutter how
lacked by pcnulUos , uro powerless for
equalling chnrgos , because the imrtloi
to the in cannot bo trusted to maintain
good faith ,
Wo hnvo ho doubt this defense is put
forth in pa rfoot sincerely. But what
doca it Imply ? And whnt 1ms the in
vestigating public to say to such ox-
CU903. Mon of ordinary common BOIISO
will not romllly comprehend why It
should bo so much dillluultforii railroad
to conduct competition with prudonoo
than it is for any other form of enterprise -
priso to do so. It nmy bo insinuated
thnt there is nil the diltoroncu between
employing your own capital and admin
istering thnt of others ; but nro wo ready
to accept the conclusion that the ninna-
gors of our railroads could bo ns rocro-
nnt to the interests of their clients as
the suggestion would Imply ? If BO ,
there is an end to nil confidence in mil-
road Investments ; nnd yet the utter in
difference with which some olllulats
hnvo persisted In pushing cutting to the
verge of ruin suggests n roaRonnblo sus
picion thnt there are munngrors oapablo
of wrecking their companies to promote -
mete private speculations. It Is not
necessary to suppose- that all or mnny
manngers nro thus votml ; for ono such
may drive n whole group of companies
into reckless hostilities. Without con
voying a general stigma on railroad
otllcials ns a class , there is reason for
supposing that motives of this kind nra ,
moro responsible for railroad wars than
is generally supposed.
Iiinrloii | > ) to HIM
Chicago Tribune : "Jane , " snid Mr.
Phurry , "what was the subject of the
minister's sermon this morning ? "
D "Tho sin of bolting on elections , " re
plied the wifo.
"It wns. hey ? That sermon will just
cost Hov. Mr. Surplice flOI ( ) in pow rent
for 1SS' ' ) . " replied the wealthy hatter in
dignnntly. _ _
Mnrlo HecomoH Pi'wounl.
Chicago Tribune : "Your prejudice
against tobacco , Marie , " observed Mr.
Billus , lighting his pipe , "is unreason
able. God mudo tobacco. "
"Ho made n certain animal , too , "
said Mrs. Billus sharply , opening the
doors and raising the windows , "and
afterward , according to Moses , pro3
nounced it unclean , Mr. Hlllus. "
Elf S RRCORD
Running Since 1874 and Never Had
an Accident ,
Ull. A , J. . .TOII.VPO.V , A UNION 1'ACIPIO KMllNKKIt ,
( HVK.sI Mi : KH.MMVIMJ HISTORY.
"I liavo been on the road as an onalni'or slnco
1871. and now liavo eiiKlns No. KiV An ongl-
ncor's lot Is not always a happy one , as ho Is ex
posed to all klndu o weather , and often loslnu
slocp for two or three days at a tlmu. The ex
posure Incident to my business caused mo to
take cold very easy , and as lonif UKO us twelve
or llftuen years 1 lnul troulilu with my nose and
throat. These tiyiiiptoins became more URgm-
voted until I could stand It no longer. My nose
would stop up. my dars would rlnp , mv tlnoat
felt ns II it wns fuller phlegm ami with uvury
iluingo ot w cnther 1 would li.wo an Increase ot
thu troublu. 1 vend Dr. Jordan' * cases from
tlmo to tlmo ( as e\eryoue does ) , and decided
that wns the plnco toso for relief. I did o and
was not disappointed. Now 1 Oreatho freely
through my nose under all clrirumstancoH , my
throat feelH natural , the ringing lu my ours has
CBfised , and nlthnueh In fair lle li lieforo , 1 have
pained In iho nt'lgliboihood of sixteen pounds
In weight. Dr. Jordan's treatment in mild and
Directive , und thu rollnf and well reeling after
ruch treatment moro thnn balances the Iiicovi-
veulenco uud capons" attendlunit. "
Mr. Johnson lunldcs nt ill 15 Hurt btrect.
J. CRESAP McCOY ,
( Late of Hellovue HospitalNow Yorlc. )
Charles M , Jordan
( Late ol Uio University of Now York City and
Jlowaiil Unlviubltv. Washington , I ) , U.
No. 31O and 311 Ramoto Building
Corner Fifteenth nnd Harnay sts. , Omaha , Neb. ,
wheio all curable cn&es are treated
Notn Dr. Charles M. Jordan tins been resi
dent physicUn tor Dr. McCoy , In Omalia , for
thu pant year and Is the phy lclun who has
miidu tlio cuies thut have buuu published
weekly In this paper.
Medical diseases treated skillfully. Consump
tion , llrlijlit's dUtmso , DyxpopHla , Itlioiiinutlum
and all NlUtVOUS D1HKA6ICS. .All dlseuKCH ii .
cullar to tlio sexes a specialty. L'ATAHHll
UUHK1) ) .
CONBUI/TATION nt office or by mall , (1.
Olllcu hourn-'J to 11 n. m. . a to t p. m. , 7 to 3p.
m. , Sunday olllco lioun ; from v a. m. , to 1 p. m.
Corrciipondenco rocalvoH prompt ultunliou.
MaiivdUonuos urn treated Kuccejtfiilly by Dr.
Jordon throuK'i the malls.uml It In thus pcMKllila
for these umiblo to mnku u joiirnoy to obluln
: losI'ITAIj KA1MINT AT
DR. BAILEY ,
dold and other Fillings nt reasonable Prices ,
Tooth Extruded Without Pain.
SIS and 3131'axton llloclc , Onmhn , Nubraxkn.
Tukphono l ! l.
NX.UVOUS , ClIIIONIO 011(1 ( PlllVATIi DlAIUSKSOt
and Wo > ir..f uscusnfidly trentod ,
Biifterlnt' from the olfiicti of roulliTnl folllni orln
discretion , or are truntileil with WuHknom , Nervou
Dublllly. lis ul JJninory. DoponiJoiicy. Avurition to
HoHttr.Klilner Trouble , or nnr dlsiluio or Ilia Ociillo-
Urinary oiuani.cnn lierullnl * iMa iid ipuadir itu .
( 'burton rcutonitfalo n ptclullf ) Ui tlm poor ,
Tlicrunrn manr troubled wltlitoo fre en limit erac-
imlloiii of tlio I'liidilur. oft'Jii utcomixintei ] hy n ilium
nmrliuii or burning wirnnilon , unit waukvilliK of ibtf
tt/nviu / lu aiuunnnr Hie pMlonl cmuiut nccuuiil for.
Uu eliimlriliir the urlniur ( liuokUB.n rouy gdiwuul
will oltim ! > lonml , hil ( niuetlinei mnnM pitrliolui at
liuimen will appear , or tlio color will bu oc tluu
iiillklfli line. RKUlii clmnjlru ton auric or Lorjil't p
ixiarnnco. Tliura nr niiinr men who ilia of tlui Ullll
fulllijiioruiitof Clio inusu , "liWi U tlio B coiiil
lUxvof nominal wtftkinoii. Th doctor irlll uuir
untro . i perfect gurc In Hucli utmt nod a buulUjr
roitorutlon of tlio irrnlto-urlnnrr oriiuiu , Cumuli * .
tloiurre. Send for "Voanx Ma ' rriuiil , or Oulili
tu VVodlock. " frto U ) all.
DR. SPINNEY 66 CO. ,
N. K. Cor. Ktli it DoiiKlus BU. , HitEhwan Uloclc.
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