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THE CBEAFIA DAILY BEK : MONDAY. DECEMBER 24. 1888.
A Bureau of Agriculture and Llvo
PROPOSED BY DR. BILLINGS.
Another Attack on General Mcltrldo
Tlio Nclirnnkn , Dakotn , Wyom
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LINCOLN , Uoc. 33. J
The bill proposed by Dr. Hillings and pub-
llilicd in the December number of the West
ern Kosources , Is provoking considerable
comment in Lincoln. It is generally con
ceded to bo as practical as the general work
of tTio directors of the patho-biological
labratory of the state university. At this
time Tin : HII : representative has not board
n single word in Its favor. Many of his
friends ndinlt that it Is a ripe piece of gall.
Tlio crnnlty vislotmrian would have all laws
and regulations appertaining to the state
board of agriculture , or sanitary llvo stock
commission , or for the suppression or pro-
volition of contagious or Infectious diseases
I In the live stock of the state , repealed and
abolished , utid instead a buroiiu of agri
culture and llvo stock Industries In the
department of stuto. The ofilciul head
of this bureau , the bill provides , shall
bo the secretary of state , assisted by a veter
inary counselor , state veterinarian , veterin
ary inspectors and an extra assistant. The
ofllciul head is to gott2WO per annum In ad
dition to his regular salary , und the coun
selor f500 additional to the salary ho re
ceives us the director of the university ex
periment station , The state veterinarian is
to trot along on a salary of fl.OOO per year.
Tbo inspectors nro to secure W per day for
all time they are actually employed. The
extra assistant Is to receive 31f > 00 per year
for the privilege of helping the counselor kill
hogs and other animals ntlliclcd with infec
tious discuses. And , hesldcs , provision is
uiudo for tlio employment of a countless
number ol clerks , or as many as such vision
ary frauds us Hillings may deem
It necessary to employ. The bill
will doubtless make the mouths of
| > ctrifled olllco and position seekers water.
It Is altogether probable that such cattle
will become strong exponents of the bill.
The public will bo otherwise disappointed.
Hut it goes without savingthut every honest ,
intelligent , Justiro-loving law maker will op-
IK > SO It to the bitter end "Hillings ought to
bo punched out of the state , " t > alil iipiomi
nent citi/en of Lincoln this morning. "His
gull would put a Sioux Indian to shame.
There is nothing practicable , reasonable or
sensible in his proposed bill. It is a notori
ous fact that ho is a disgrace to the institu
tion lie represents. Ho is the most profane
man I over mot. His oaths make the blood
in the veins of n decent man curdle. Ho is u
moral leper , a stench , a blinht , a disgrace to
society and the university. "
KNOCKKI > ' 1M OUT.
General McBride has been attacked in a
blood thirsty manner by a morning paper
ngnin and bis friends think it forecasts con-
sideral foir on the part of tlio railroad pangs
that ho is a dangerous candidate for speaker.
His reply to the attack , which appeared
over his signature in this morning's Callwas
a complete knock-out. In the meantime the
H. it M. organ is devoting much space to
pi nlsing Oily-Gammon Olinstead , their pnt
candidate. Dowecsc , the B. & M. political
manager , is for Watson , whilst their ponder
ous daily is for Olmstcad. In case light
ning should stnlto either of them the cry ,
"Wo did it , " would bo sufficiently strong
so they rcuson to secure the appointment
of n committee on railroads that would not
bo very dangerous to the roads.
A XKW UAII.HOAl ) COMPANY.
Late yesterday aftei noon art Cics incorpor
ating the Nebraska , Dakota , Wyoming &
Pacific railway company were filed in the
ofllco of tbo secretary of state. While yet a
paper road , the stockholders are men whoso
names give assurance that it may material
ize , and become a feeder of the lending marts
of the stuto. It is intended that the road
shull tap Douglas , Dodge , Washington , Burt ,
Dakota , Dnon , Woyno , Cedar , Knox , Stanton -
ton Madison 1'icrcc Boom Greo-
, , , Antelope , , -
loy. Wheeler , Holt , Kcya Pulia , Garllold ,
Vailoy , Brown , Loup , Custer , Hlaine ,
Thomas , Lincoln , Logan , McPherson , Keith ,
Arthur , Grant , Sheridan , Box Butte , Chey
enne , Dawos and Sioux , with the eastern
terminus fixed at the city of Omaha. The
capital stock authorized is $10,000,000aml the
following gentlemen are the corporators
and principal stockholders ot tbo company :
James V. Dillon , W. H. B , Stout , J. H. Har
ley , J. R. Webster and C. L. Hall. Some of
the leading citizens of Lincoln arc stock
Cm NliWS AND hOTKS.
Governor Tlmyor expects to boablo to visit
the Btato Jiouso to-morrow.
Frank Childs , leading lumber dealer of
Douglas , Otoo county , was in Lincoln to-day.
Frank Beard , artist and humorist , delighted -
lighted an audience at the Plymouth Congre
gational church last night with ono of his
Mike Quintan and wife , Katie , passed last
night behind the bars. They wcro rearrested
ed yesterday evening on a complaint of A.
G. and T. H. Bcnton , and locked up in de
fault of # 500 bail.
Attorney General and Mrs. Lcoso returned
from their sad visit to Parkersburg , Va , , this
morning. They attended the remains of Mr.
Locso's slstor to the grave on last Tuesday. )
The remains of H. C. Molono now lie at
rest in tbo churchyard. TUo funeral services
took placoto-day from his late residence and
the cortege was ono of the largest ever known
iu tlio city.
Tlio Stolen ItonclH Cn o ,
CHICAGO , Dec. 23. In the matter of the
stolen bonds case , with which Lawyer Cut
ting has boon so prominently identified in
court during the past week , four men are
now under arrest- William F. Shaw , Henry
Plossnor , C. D. Tnvlor and Otis Corbctt.
Iho latter is father-in-law of Show , and was ,
until a short time ago , a dry goods merchant
at Hock Island. Inspector Honllcld to-day
secured $2,100 , In bonds stolen from Kellogg ,
Johnson & Bliss , April 23 , and expects to got
$5,000 worth of Colin Wainfold&Co.'s stolen
bonds to-morrow. lie thinks ho is on the
trail of the robbers and ho expects to expose
what ho behoves is ono ol tlio boldest and
most cfllclt-ntly organized bands of burglars
and crooks ever operating in
Chicago. The exact connection of tbo ar
rested men with the matter Is not yet made
clear , and no positive charges are known
against them , tisldo from attempting to ills-
pose of tbo stolen securities. Inspector Bon-
Hold , it Is said , Is satlsflod that Lawyer Cut
ting Is not Implicated criminally in the matter -
tor , and that lit : was innocently dragged Into
the scrape thiough bis legal connection with
Sliaw , who passed the stolen bonds. When
Informed of the correct nature of the case ho
wont before the grand Jury and told all ho
know. Ills story led to the arrests as above.
Taylor domes that ho had anything to do
With the bond business , and says if I'lossnor
and Shaw make such charges against film hu
will inuko tiouio that "will close llieai up. "
The "Hiiytieu Itcimullo , "
HATANNA , loo. 23. Advices have been
received from ilaytl to the effect that tno
dispute over tlio seUnro of the American
Btoamor , Haytlon Republic , has been settled
and tUc btoumor has boon delivered to the
American inon of war , and the latter have
honored the Haytlon flag with a salute of
twenty-one guns. Among the people the nc.
tlon of the United States government is uon-
mderod as an abuHO of power against a help
less nation and this opinion is said to bn
Blinrcd by some of the foreign diplomatic
Gcnoral Lifetime has boon unamlmously
clootod president of the republic and Is tak
ing cnorBOtlo stops to suppress the revolu
Courtesy Crazed Him.
ANX Anaoii , Mloh. , Doc , 2,1. Gustav Ilor-
mini , a tailor , named hi * boy baby llonjamln
Harrison , Ho wrote tlio president-elect of
the fact and received a cordial reply. Tills
piece of condescension , tltnt ho dl.l not dream
pi gutting from a president-elect , has turued
his bead. Ho began to Imagine tiint Harrison
risen must think Gustav Herman ono of the
biggest men in the world , anil he. commenced
Immediately to fix up his homo to receive , as
lie stilil , n visit from Harrison , expending
$1,200 of his savings His friends huvo
caused Herman to bo locked up in an lasano
\o PnnflpiiKCM Hurt.
AIL INT i , Ga. , Dec. 23. A passenger train
on the Western Atlantic railroad was de
railed fil Mclvcs station this morning. The
mall agent was killed and the engineer , fireman -
man and conductor injured. No passengers
Stnhlinl In n Snloon.
A Swcdo nnuicJ Chris Jensen , who Is an
employe at the smelting works , got into a sa
loon row on Seventh utroot near Leaven-
worth and some oho In the crowd struck hint
with n knife in the neck , Inflicting a severe-
anil dangerous wound. No ono bos been ar
niirclnr.s Put to Flight.
About 'J o'clock this morning , a clerk sleep
ing In n prrtcery store nt J114 South Twentieth
street found tlireo men III his room and
oKneil | llro on thorn with his revolver when
they boat a hasty retreat.
Tlip Antlmr of "Holu-rt Klsniorc. "
Pall Mall'Gazette : Novelists have
boon so much talicod about and dis
cussed. With "Hubert Klsmoro , " or
pcrlmps , to be more oxm-t , with Mr.
Gladstone's rovicw of it in the Nine
teenth Century , Mrs. Ward sprang into
notoriety. To those who had no knowl
edge of her personally , her book mndo
it clear that she was ono who not only
know her Oxford well , but was intimate
with Oxford life and Oxford people and
Oxford traditions. It was , therefore ,
no surprise to learn that before slio be
came Mrs. Ward sbo wag a Miss
Arnold , and Unit she was a Rrand-
dnuglitor of Dr Arnold , of Hu by ,
tbo niece of Matthew Arnold ,
and the daughter of Thomas Arnold ,
the editor of many old books , the writer
of the " Britannica"
ticle on English literature , and the
author of n well known "Manual of 'En
glish Literature. " Mr. Thomas Arnold ,
it will bo remembered , became a Roman
Catholic , and for a while was a professor
ser in the Univcrsfty oi Dublin , and
also at tbo Oratory school in Birming
ham. Hut ho linally settled clown to
literary life in Oxford. In 1871 ! Miss
Arnold married Mr. Thomas Humphry
Ward , an Oxford man , and at that time
a tutor of Brasonoao college. Since
then Mr. Ward lias given up bis tutor
ship , and is now the art critic of tbo
Times. His anthology of English verso ,
popularly known as Ward's "English
Poets , " is perhaps tbo best in existence.
Although many remedies are pushed into
the market by spicy advertisements , Dr
Bull's Cough Syrup takes tbo lead , and drug
cists sell more than over bcforo. Price enl
Mrs. Crow. "Chile , buy a bottle do Salva
tlon Oil , it cure your rhcumatis sar'tiu. " 25
An Antiol In n Car.
New York World : A newsboy took
the Sixth avenue elevated at Park
Place yesterday , and , sliding into ono
of the cross seats , fell asleep. At
Grant street two young ladies got on
and took the seats opposite the lad.
Presently tbo younger girl leaned over
and placed her mull' under tbo little
fellow's dirty chock. An old gentle
man in tlio next seat smiled at the act ,
and without saying anything held
out a , quarter with a 'nod toward
tbo boy. The girl hesitated a moment
and then readied for it. The next man
just as silently offered a dime , the
woman across Iho aisle hold out some
pennies , and before she know it tbo
girl , with flaming cheeks , had taken
money from every passenger at that end
of the car. She quietly slid the amount
into the sleeping lad's pocket , removed
her mull gently from under bis head
without rousing him , and got oil at
Twenty-third street , including all tlio
passengers in n pretty little inclination
of the head that seemed full of thanks
and a common secret.
A Great French Art School.
Baltimore ) American : Julion's art
schools at Paris are ; as tboj' deserve to
bo , increasingly popular. In tbo four
schools there are about 600 students ,
many of them really fine professional
artists , who foci the need and refresh
ment of study in such a course , and un
der the four great painters of tlio world.
Of the four , Laurons and Lefobro are
the most sought for , as they are the
strong men of the Beaux Arts. The
work done under them is truthful mid
The models pose nt 8 o'clock in the
morning , and study lasts from then
with an hour , from 12 to 1 o'clock' , as
intermission till 5 o'clock in the after
noon. There are no holidays the year
round , except Sunday and the 14th of
In the men's schools the course is
very much the same as at the Beaux
Arts. The curriculum of the women's
school is not quito so severe , but much
the same , and the present year is
coming much nearer it than hitherto.
The American women of this year
are reckoned among the stronger
workers. It is a temptation for those
who love art , for its own sake , to linger
hero studying and working in this at-
niosphor , full of the beautiful , gaining
that strength , the lack of which is so
often felt in America. '
VuIoroiiH , Knt TiisorfOt.
Chicago Tribune : Angry woman
( stopping in front of building ) John ,
this is where the Yolnor is printed.
That cditor'ill never call a reception at
my house a shindig again the villain !
Have you the cowhide all right ? Como
on. We'll go in I
Husband ( bursting with rngo , but re
taining hia presence of ; ulnd ) Maria ,
I'll stay out hero to see that no one enter -
tor to interrupt you. Hero's the cow
hide. Lay it on well the cowardly
If you Iiavo uudo up your inlml to buy
Hood's S.irsnpai Ilia do not bo induced to take
any other A lioston lady , whose example is
worthy Imitation , tells her experience below :
" In oac store where I went to buy Hood's
S.iraaparllla tlio clcilc tried to liulucoino buy
tbolr ott n Instead of Hood's ; he told mo thelr'a
would last longer ; that I might take It on ten
days' trial ; that If I did not like it I need not
p.ty anything , etc , lint lie could not prorall
on me to change. I told 1dm I had taken
Hood's Sarsapnrllla , knew what It was , was
salMcd with It , and did not want any other.
AVlien I began taking Hood's SaisaparllU
I was fcrlliig real mlserablo with dyspepsia ,
and so v.cak that at times I could hardly
eland. I looked like a person in consump
tion. Hooil's Samparllla did mo so much
good that I wonder at inysult sometimes ,
and my friend * frequently speak of it. " tins.
A. Gorr , 61 Terrace Street , Boston.
Sold tif all drucEtiti. 81 ; > tx f or ? 5. Prepared only
l > 7 C , I. UOOU A. CO. , Aotliccarlc | , I-Ortdl , Uais.
100 Dosoa Ono Dollar
SOUTH OMAHA NUW'S.
Ilcntnl ARcnts' Association ,
At the meeting of rani estate nnd ronta
fluents hold in John F Ultchhsirt's ofllco Sat
urday nlfilit , a porninnont orpini/nllon wnn
mndo by electing .John V. IMtchlmrt prcsi
dent , U'illlftin S. Cook vic6 president . U.
Horry socrotnry rind David \Vnugh treas
urer. Tlio Kentnl Agents1 Protective msn
clntton of South Omaha was tbo name adopt
ed. Moctlnps will bo bold In I'rcsldonl
Uilclilinrt'i oftlco the first Friday ovcnluR ol
ouch month. t
The Presbyterian nnd Methodist Episco
pal churches will bo gaily decorated for the
Clirlitmns Stindny school entertainments
this evening. At tbo Methodist Episcopal
church , Mr. and Mrs. Santa Cluuso will bo
present to nil the children , nnd an excellent
literary nnd tnuslcnl programme Ims been
prepared. Tn tlio Prosbytorlnn church a
surprise awaits nil who imiy attend.
A Now Snhnrlinn Knllrnnil.
Mr. Perkins of SU Joe , Is in the city nrrang
Ing to build a street car railroad or motor
line from Oniuliu toPonniiigtou Heights. Mr.
Porkms is receiving every encouragement ,
ono mini having pivcn a bonus of f5X ( ) , and
now has no doubt but that Ins undertaking
will bo n success.
Fell Through n Chute.
Thomus Mahoiioy , night agent of the Fro-
niont , Klkliorn & Missouri Valley railroad
company , Saturday slonpod off tlio plunk
near the focd-mnster's oOioo and foil into n
cattle chute , receiving sovcro nnd painful
injuries about the tinkles , back nnd head.
Notes About llio City.
A little dance was held iu A. O. II. hall
Qeorgo Pfilmor has gene to Palmyra to
spend Christinas ,
Iho city council will nioct in the Howly
blook this evening.
Mrs. Joseph O. Eastman left to-day to
visit friends in Topeka , ICnn.
Contractor John Murphy wont to Auburn
Saturday to spend Christinas.
Daniel Murphy is bedfast with malaria
and a complication of ailments.
The body of Miss Mary Fielder was
shipped to Angola , N. Y. , yesterday.
George F. Kusscll , of Swift & Co.'s cleri
cal force , is quite 111 and confined to his
Good Will Lodge" , ICniehts of Honor , bold
nn interesting mooting Saturday night und
installed the olllcor.s.
Samuel Martin , of Mnrtlndalo , has gene to
Albion to oat bis Christinas dinner , us ho has
done during tbo last seven years.
During the absence of Joseph Randall in
Mnnitowoe.Vis. . , John Siniih is in the pre
scription department of Arthur . Saxo's
ill ug store.
Daniel Sullivnn , of tbo ffrm of Brewer t
Sullivan , loft yesterday for Chicago , and ,
rumor says , will return within two weeks
with n bride.
Simon S. Reemor has been dressing some
holiday shcop at Swift & Co.'s and not , us
has boon stated , been dressing the company's
U. Uruiier , of Sprlngviow , has purchased
the furniture in tbo Hcod hotel , and about
the middle of January will take possession of
Cojrt No. 1C8 , Independent Oruor of For
esters , Wednesday cvctiiiig will hold its rcr-
ularsoml-aiiuual meeting for the election of
olllccrs. All members are requested to be
Andrew Garllck , an employe at the Ar-
mour-Cudahy packing houses , Saturday af
ternoon sliced the end off the index linger of
his loft hand. A surgeon was called an d
dressed the member.
Saturday 503 o.ittlo wore slaughtered at
Swift & Co.'s ' hou the
packing ! > o , largest
number of cnttlo over slaughtered in ono
day. Thcro were . > $ , ) liotrs and 187 sheep
killed , making a total of 1,333 head.
At 1 o'clock to-morrow afternoon the mar
riage eeremoney. making Mr. Manluy W.
Ha.vby and Miss Grace Ulassou man and
wife , will bo performed at Miss Glassou's
parents' homo , N mid Seventy fourth streets.
Frank Kuliln and Lena Trippncr , Charles
A. Hogeland and Emma Phiz , Isaac S. Van
Sam and Surah M. Uomgartcur and Natbuii
L. Dcmlck and Lois S. Hamilton , all of South
Oaiaba , have taken out holiday marriage li
John A. Pierce , employed on the grading
west of the stock yards , Saturday afternoon
had the largo too of bis loft foot so badly
mashed by a grader that amputation was
necessary. While ho was at wo'-k beside the
machine the horses backed , running it ou his
1'ho opening of tbo new Methodist Episco
pal church Sunday morning called out a
very largo congregation , complntoly llllmg
the basement room. The llov. T. C. Clou-
dcnmg , presiding elder of the Omaha dis
trict , nrcachod the sermon. An elaborately
prepared programme was curried out.
Do ns vou please when you please to
do right ; and you will always do the
proper thing in taking Bigclow's Posi
tive euro for coughs , colds , and all
throat and lung troubles. Pleasant to
take and euros speedy. 60 cents and $1.
Goodman Drug Co.
A .Standing Offer.
"You say Mr. Ilankinson proposed to
you last night , Irene ? Why , I've bad
a standing oiler from him for the last
two years. "
"Likelyenough , Laura. He didn't
make mo no standing offer , though. It
was all ho could do to get up oil his
knees when I refused him. Ho was in
earnest this time , Laura. "
YOUU OHISISTMAS TURKEY.
Is it Ordered Vet ? If Not , "Walt n
If the housekeepers of Omaha could
all see what Tun CKI : man saw lavt
evening greatly would they marvel ,
and if their Christmas orders were not
already placed , they shortly would bo.
Such fowll Such beef ! ! Such mut
ton ! ! ! But for your bonolit a fuller de
scription will bo given. In the Ilrst
place , the beautiful fobtoons of ever
green , tlio sprigs of holly , with their
bright red berries , attractively speak
of Christmas cheer from every part of
the largo show room. The west wall is
closely hung with the fattest , most ap-
potl/.lng-looking quarters of young beef
you over saw. liaised and fed by the
13ny State Cattle company , these three-
year-old Hereford beauties dress to
weigh over 1,000 pounds each. They
were killed with especial care by Hammond
mend & Co , , and it is worth anybody's
time to make a special trip to see the
quarters before they are cut. The
Southdown mutton and lamb are fat
and luscious enough to make one hun
gry after a full meal , just to look nt
them. The carcasses have boon deco
rated in a masterly way by some adopt
with artistic knife , for even u butcher's
knife may bo made to do artistic work
on the leafy white and pink covering of
a woll-fod animal. Then there are
young Chester white porkers , for roast
ing whole , to delight nn epicure. In
game there are venisonblack-tail deer ,
elk and antelope , with rabbits and hare
us fat and plump as you could desire.
Then the poultry ! Such n display of
Turkeys. Goose , Chickens , DucksPrai-
rlo Chickens and Quail as would be
wilder 11 hotel steward to select from.
There is nothing wanting that the BOII-
Bon affords from pork tosatibiigo or plain
beef to the most dellcato flesh n table
over saw. Do not /ail / to see Adam
Snydor's Christmas stock at 1,011 Far-
nam-st. And do not wait until the
handsome display if ) broken into , but
go early to sou an unequaled eight.
Hnwlpy'N Millinery nnd Art Store.
Have you visited this fine store just
opposite Hospo'sr1 They have the pret
tiest specimens of art noodle work ,
drawn thread work , line millinery
goods , paintings , embroidery work , just
the thing for a Ohribtmas present , If
you have not soon their selection of
presents , do so tit once , for it is the mobt
worthy in the city to-day. 1610 Doiig-
THEIR PECULIAR CHRISTMAS ,
The Sllout Colobmtlon of an Eccon-
< II lH
. , trlo Soot.
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NOT A TIME FOR REJOICING.
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< ! t >
Their IjlTo of Celibacy Preparation
Air tlic SAlctlitt lny Tlio Slinkcr
Unnce iticir Only Dinner
li | Common.
Chriatinnrf Ainonsr tlio Slinkcrs.
M > p'he ( Omtibu Iter.
but once n year , anil
in every part of the
civilized nlobo the
pp.v tiny which com-
x'nioniorntcs the begin
ning of the reign of
pence : nul good will on
earth is observed in
someway. Thcro is probably no clnss
of people in the whole domain of tlio
wet-torn world who celebrate the
tflnd Christmas holiday In a more
peculiar manner thnii do tbo Shuk-
ors thojjo strange yet industrious
celibates who wore brought over
from England , considerably more
than a century a o , by the good old
"Mother Ann Leo. " There are several
colonies ofllioao strange people in the
United States , and all enjoy the same
pleasures if there can bo siny such
thing in their livca and nil believe In
the sumo doctrines. Their principal
occupation seems to bo the radiation of
purity. Yoaiy ago these honest but
inisjjuiucd people discovered that the
scriptures directed all men and women
to live apart. They believe that be
cause the Messiah di'd not marry , it is a
sin for them to do so , and consequently
there Is but one love in their lives
their love of religion.
Tlio Shakers have n manner and style
peculiarly their own , and worship God
in every breath. Believing ns they do
in the Messiah , they think it u duty to
sclobrato the birth of the Savior , and
their service on Christmas is a most
strange and peculiar one , and very
beautiful in many respects , and im
pressive from its ifovoutnotts.
The remark , "Still as u Quaker meet
ing , " is an old one , and thoio who have
attended the divine services of these
devout people know that not : i word is
spoken until the "spirit moves , " and so
it goes fromSundav to Sunday through
out the year , until Christmas comes ,
which with them means a greater day
of devotion. Tlio day to them does not
bring the joys , 'pleasures and dissipa
tions of the world. There is no giving
and receiving of gifts among each
other ; there is no belief in good.Saint
Nicholas ; no > Christmas trees and no
pleasures ; in fact , nothing but praying
and hinging. No preparations arc made
for the glad festival. The morning be
fore Christmas''the ' celibates go to the
little church in couples. The men go
themselves and dress in the conven
tional black , with broad-brimmed hats.
They gaze straight before them and
never smile , for to smile is a sin in their
belief. The women follow the men in
couples and wear Shaker bonnets of
yellow straw , -gray gowns , and a largo
handkerchief covers their chest in
primitive simplicity. Quietness reigns
throughout the 'day , in fact , never a
word being spoken , as the spirit docs
not move. The people stand there like
btatuos for hours , never moving. At
sundown they leave the church and go
to tlio dormitories and retire.
Christmas morning they go to the
church again and pass the holiday in
prayer , song and religious glorification.
They stand perfectly quiet and mute
until the "spirit moves , when cnchone
gives his or her experience , for on this
day they delight in testifying to their
grout and complete happiness. A
Shaker church is entirely dilToront
from the "world's people's" church.
There are no seats and pews for the
Shakers , so they arrange themselves on
the opposite side of the room , leaving a
big open space in the center. One
of the elders makes a short addressthen
all Inpbo into quietness. After about a
half-hour's time about n do/.en of the
younger people , cither male or female ,
or both , enter the center of the open
space and begin a solemn march.
The Shakers sing beautifully , and
their tunes are remarkably pretty ,
sprightly and quick in character , and
linvo a wonderfully fascinating air. The
rich , deep bass voices harmonize per
fectly with the clear , sweet mid high
tenors and sopranos. Almost irresist-
ably the feet and hands of all commence
foeping time with tlio rythmical beats.
Soon the entire body of Shakers are
moving around the binders. As the
music increases the men and women cir
cling around become so imbued with the
joating of the notes that their bodies
swing and rook , their foot dance and
shulllo , their hands and arms swing and
> eat the air , all in perfect keeping with
, ho music. This grows more intoiibo
intil the worshippers drop from bheer
'atigue. Quietness again reigns for
icarly an hourwhen the same porform-
inco is gone over with , and then over
ignin and again until sundown , when
ill repair to the dormitories to enjoy
.he only menl during the your In each
others company , for on every other day ,
the men and women eat by themselves.
The Christmas dinner of the Shakers
s not like the Christmas dinner of the
vorld's people. There are no WHICH ,
rnits or delicacies , no laughing and
iilking. Their dinner is sumptuous and
mlntablo , and consists of roast turkey ,
luck and chicken , bread and buttnr ,
cream , and vegetables of every Icindg
veil cooked and in the greatest abund ,
anco. The women occupy one side of
ho table , the men the other. The elder
sits at the head and invokes divine bless
ng , then each mini and woman rises al-
ernatoly , and lifting their right hand ,
says : "God is love ! " They then begin
oa'ting , and during the meal
lot a word is' ' fpolcon , each one
lolplng himsoU or herself to what
hey desire. Tha.v drink an enormous
quantity ol milk during the meal. At
the conclusion of the Christmas dinner
ill rise and sing. The clear voiced of
hocoltbatori make the banquet room
ing with a soft and charming melody.
L'ho hands and foetiof all keep time.
After the song the.oldor raises nis eyes
icavonwurd and chants a prayer in
vhioh all join , after which they march
rein the room in couples , the men to-
gcthot and the women by themselves ,
and go to their domiciles. The remain
der of tlio night , while the world out
side in enjoying itself in every concoiv-
iblo dissipation , is given up to song
ind prayer , and all night long the
voices of the Shaker sisters and broth
ers are hoard through the halls.
The Shakers are kind-hearted and
generous. They are very hospitable ,
mil it Is one of their principles to en
tertain and honor all who come into
.heir little world. For days before
Christinas they find great pleasure in
Bonding qood things to the poor in the
loighbornood , and no matter how poor
am an may bo ho IB buro of a good
Chr Istmtui dinner If ho lives in the
iclghboi l o i of u colony of Slmkor i.
"MARS'-Tiie Great Engllsft Complexion SOAP.-SoId . Evoryflliere. ! '
A niKiiiiY .joicuit AT KIKIIVY.
How Poor Jtleliard'H Philosophy
tflicoi'Gil HNDcolinliiK Vpnrs.
Reviewing.Tolm Tlltjclow's edition of the
complete works or ncnjnmin Franklin , Just
puhllabotl by n Now York linn , n writer in
llio Philadelphia licconl says :
If It bo true that in a man's handwriting
wo liiive often an index to his charaplor ,
much moro must it uo that his writings
themselves not the fritlU of study ttml re
search , lint the letters which are suggested
by business or by frlomlshlp will show the
man In his real light , disclose Ills weakness
mid his faults , unconsciously display the
noble side of his nntnro , ami furnish u bettor
idon of the Impress which ho made uiwn his
tliuo than could the most elaborate
biography. Franklin's thrift ami shrewtl-
ii"ss have often been commented upon.
Uo had a nephew named Heiijainm Mncnn
whom lie recommended to Ktriilmn. tlio
London publisher , as being lionost iinti in-
dustrjous. Hut the yonnic man did not prove
successful in business , and Franklin accord
ingly wrote the following letter to Stralmn :
"Hcnjamin Mucom writes mo Mint ho has
remitted yon i")0 ) , which I nm nlenscd to
lic-nr ; anil nm glad you have not sent him
the great parcel of books which yon men
tion ho 1ms wrote for. Ho is a younu Ind ,
illlto ) unacquainted with the world , and , I
fear , would bo much embarrassed
if ho went suddenly Into dealings too
deep for his stock. The people of these
islands might buy bis books , but 1 know
they are very dull pay and ho would llnd It
impracticable to collect the money wliun it
ought to bo sent you. Pray keep him within
bounds ; lot him have good salable sorttncnts ,
but smalt , and do not suffer him to bo more
than i'50 pounds in your debt , if so much ; it
is bust for him to proceed gradually , and to
dual more ns his stock ; md expurienco in
crease. 1 am thankful to you for prudently
delaying to send what ho Indiscreetly wrote
for until you had ailvlsod mo of it. "
Ono of the most dcllghtlnl letters in the
volume on account of its unconscious ogot-
isin , simplicity and quiet sarcasm is that
which refers to an annoyance growing out of
his narrow escape from drowning oil Stuten
Island. He says :
"Tho letter of yours Inclosed is from the
widow of n Jew , who , happening to bo one
of a number of passengers that were about
forty years ago iu a stageboat going to Now
York , and which , by the unskillful manage
ment of the coalman , overset the canoe from
whence I was endeavoring to get on board
her near Staten Island , has ever binco wor
ried me with demands of gratia for having ,
as no pretended , been instrumental in saving
my life , though that was in no danger , as
wo were near tlio shore , and you know what
an expert swimmer I am , and ho was no
moro of any service to me in stopping the
bo.it to take me in than every other passen
ger , to all whom I gave n liberal entcrlaiii-
ment at the tavern wlicn ho arrived
at Now York , to their general satisfac
tion at the time ; but tint , Hayes never saw-
mo afterward , at New York , or Uruaswick ,
or Philadelphia , that lie did not dim me far
money on the pretense of his being poor and
having been so happy as to bo instrumental
in saving my life , which was really in no
danger. In this way ho got of mo homotimcs
a double Joannes , sometimes u Spanish
doubloon , and never less ; liow much in the
wliolo I do not know , having kept no account
of it , but it must have boon a very consider
able sum , and ns ho neither incurred any
risk nor was nt any trouble in my behalf I
have long since thought him well paid for
any little expense of humanity ho might have
felt on the occasion. Ho seems , however , to
have left mo to the widow as part of her
Even in lii old ago his letters have the
charm , the patience and the shrewd but
cheerful philosophy which characterized nil
that ho wrote in his younger days , when his
mind was strongest and clearest. To George
Washington ho writes :
My malady renders my sitting up to
write rather painful to me , but I cannot let
my son-in-law , Mr. lincho , part for Now
York without congratulating you by him on
the recovery of your hoalili , so precious to
us all , and on the growing strengtli of
our now government under your ad
ministration. For my own personal ease
1 should have died two years ago , but though
these years have been spout in oxcrueiatintr
pain , 1 um pleased that I have lived them" ,
since they have brought me to see our present
situation. I am now finishing my eighty-
fourth year , and probably with it my career
in llfo ; but in whatever state of oxlstonco I
am placed hereafter , if I retain any memory
of what has passed hero , I shall with it re
tain the csteum , i aspect and affection with
which I have long been , my dear friend ,
yours most sincerely.
Mrs. Catharine Greene , ono of his warm
est friends , is written to after this fashion :
"My friends here are numerous , and I
enjoy as much of their conversation as I can
reasonably wish ; and I have ns much health
and cheerfulness ns can well bo exported at
my ago , now eighty-three. Hitherto this lifo
has been tolerably happy ; so that , if I were i
allowed to live it over again 1 should make ;
no objection , only wishing for luavo to do
what authors do in the second edition of their I
works , correct some of my errata , !
Among the felicities of life I reckon your ,
friendship , which I shall remember with
pleasure as long as that lifo lasts , being over
my dear friend , yours most affectionately. "
And to his niccu , Mrs. Patridgo , ho says
on the same subject :
"You kindly Inquire after my health. I
have not of late much reason to boast of It.
People that will llvo a long lifo
and drink to the bottom of the cup
must expect to meet with some of the
dregs , However , when I consider how
ninny moro terrible maladies the human
body is liable to , I think myself well off that
I have only thrco iiicurablo ones the gout ,
the stone and old age and those , notwith
standing I enjoy many comfortable Intervals ,
In which I forgot all my ills und aiuuso my
self In rending or writing , or in conversa
tion with friends , joking , laughing and t 1 -
Ing mcrrv stories , as whoa you tirat knew
me , a young man about llfty.
IT AVON'T' ' llOlil ) .
llyrou Itccd'H Opinion of ( lie St.
Clnlm to Oiimlm Property.
A telegram in TIIK Kuvmv HEK announced
that a representative of the St. Louis llrm ot
Holfoin.stcin , Gore & Co. had commenced
suit to recover a largo amount of rout estate
In tlio city of Oinalia , and thereby hangs a
tale. It is told by Unroll S. Uccd , and dales
back to the time that Omaha was a frontier
town , thirty-two years ago. It tolls how f(15 (
then invested iu Omaha real cstntu is now
liobcrt Shields first smv Oinnlm in tS , " > il.
Immediately after coming lioro ho engaged
in a gor.cral luoiruntilo business. Ho pre
empted a few acres of land north of the city ,
covering the ground now known as the Denise -
niso , Paulson , R V. Smith , Idlowild , Foster
and Hoed additions. At that Unio he lived
at the spot whore Stoiv t Ilor
now have their brewery , but move'
down to Farnam street , where n
built the ilrst warehouse on that thorough
fare. Although allcrod and enlarged , it stil
stands , ami at present is occupied by .lolii
Canlllold , the stationor. Huslness , however ,
became dull , and in ISTrt the St. Louis tlrn
sued him for ? 03 , which ho was unable ti
pay , and the sheriff attached tlio lands n :
question. They were sold for the amount
and n sheriff's deed shows they were bought
m by Helfoiistoin , Gore , t Co. , who were tin
plaintiffs , but who , after that , paid no furtho
attention to their mirrlmso until Saturday
last , whan Mr. HoHonstotn sent MOSSM ,
Gutlmo & Young to look alter his Interests. .
"Tho story as you have it , Is very niMfly
true , " said Mr. IJeed to a Hms reporter ,
"and 1 can very well recollect the circum
stances , but Mr. Holfensteln bus no clalii ;
that can bo enforced. Any title ho inn\ \
have had in the lands has goao by lapse n"
time , as can bo shown by the suit against th
Patrick estate in the United States distrio
court , and the verdict was against the defendants
fondants , and although they talk uoou
bringing it to the United States suprciiu
court , ! doubt if they will. IlPlfcustoiii has
not even ns good a claim as there was in that
caso. When tlio sale took place thirty years
ago , there was no money paid , but fin was
endorsed on the claim ot Helfenstom , Gore
& Co. against HobcrtShields. They received
n sheriffs deou and put it on record , but
there is nothing to show that Shields did not
pay them the money wiuco then. It they did
not receive it , they should have gjno on and
taken potsossion of their properly , but they
did not do it , and the laws of Nebraska bars
any action for the recovery of real estate
within ton years. However , the title had
passed from Shields to outside parties before
the suit was brought , and they have since di
vided and subdivided it , until the present ,
To make their claim good , Helfenslein , Gore
& Co. should have recovered U from them
twenty years ago. ISosides that , Shield
never received his patent until after the suit
had been decided against him. "
"How much is the laud in controversy
worth ! "
"It's worth millions that is more than 1 ,
000,000 a good deal moro. It stretches oul
to whcro tlio i-olossoum now stands
You'll llnd cases like that coming un every
day , and in every city , especially when they
o\nerioiico a rapid growth like Omaha. As
1 remember Shields , ho was not a very good
business man , and the St. Louis llrm that
sued him were thoii in the wU.olc.sala gro
cery business. 1 think Shields has n brother
now living in Sarpy county , and I saw him a
year or two ago. I don't know whether Uob-
ort is alive or dead now , but I know ho loft
lor California shortly af tor the sheriffs sale. "
An Alisoliirn Cure.
Tuo ORIGINAL ABIETIN13 OINTMENT
is only put up in largo two ounce tin boxes ,
and is an absolute cure for old sores , burns ,
wounds , chapped hands , and all skin er'a | > -
tions. Will positively care all kinds of piles.
Ask for the OKIGINALA13IETINK OINT
MENT. Sold by Goodman Dru Co. , at S3
cents per box by mail 30 cents.
AVrsh 171 uton After tlio Iraugiirntton
Maga/.ine of American History : lie
stood six foot throe inches in his slip
pers , was splendidly proportioned ,
evenly developed , and straight as an
arrow , lie had a long , muscular arm ,
and probably tlio largest hand of any
man in Now York. His uniform gravity
and his marvellous will-power seem to
have most attracted the attention of the
world , which were , indeed , but the
index to a manly self-poise founded
upon the most perfect nolf-control. His
enthusiastic welcome to the presiden
tial chair , by the people of all classes
without any division of interest , roads
in this ago like a poem ; yet ho was able to
moot it with unruflicd composure. Ho
had come to the front when there was
an ocean of problems to solve , of forms
and ceremonies to be adjusted. But in
dustry was ono of his cardinal virtues ,
and he did not st.ok to bo nflliotod with
waste moments. Ilin personal inlluei co
tied as u knot of steel the conflicting
forces together. He was dignified even
to a lofty reserve , while at the same
time his irresistible magnetism dis
proves the notion that ho was cold and
un yupathetio. llin breeding wu& that
of a gentleman , ho was fond of society , '
conversed well , enjoyed humor in a
quiet way and was sensitive to the
beauty and open to the'appeal of a good
Acrced Upon u Verdict.
Gr.sr.VA , 111 , , Dec. ) . The jury in tlio
C.IHO of John A. Hauorclson , chief of the
Aurora division of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive ) l nginccrs , charged with dynamite
conspiracy by the Burlington road , agreed
upon a vordlut this afternoon , but Judge
Wilson would not , rocclvo It on Sunday , and
it will not bo uiudo known till morn lug.
O&Y Jik ; * * . - * * & * * < ; - * * r5 * " " * > ' ' * ! JteMftW3S2Sfc 1 3 a
i = sS 35jBsg3& |
Thus the ' Mustang" conquers pain ,
Makes MAN or BEAST well again I
llooms 403 ami 4" " Kirit Notional ll.ink ,
Teacher of the Spanish Mandoline ,
With Max Moycr A Co
DR , EDWARD E , SLOMAN ,
O2O8 Fnrnnm Stroat.
Hour * 8 to 0:10 : n. in , nnil 1 to ! 1 , nnd 7 to
) . in , Tcli'pliuno No. 27J. OlliBha , Not ) .
.7. K. JEXK1XR , M. A ,
Physician - : - and - : - Surgeon ,
Special attention to < li * < mi > f of rlillilron.
linicc nt roixr r > f Monvll H DniR Store , H 1 ! . Cov.
liilh and Chicago SUX'Ots , omiinn
MRSTOAVIES ! "and. EMM A ! DAVIES
nisp.isoi ofoniiMi nuil Cluliliou n nocli\Ity ]
m Ninth Kith Stritt lVl < > | thono l 'A
JAP. If. J'EAHOnVi M. . ,
Physician - : - and - : - Surgeon ,
IteMiU'iico , No. lX.l ! ) Cniiltol Avo. OlllcoItmioll
lllk. Telephone. lo.thkMice , ] i' > ; olllro , 512.
Physician - : - and - : - Surgeon ,
Oniro-Koomi .1 " " < ! 4 , CoiUlnontal Illock , N U.
ror. tilth nml DmuUiiHSti. Itusliloni o I1H1 17lh
St. onicolulophone.dOl ; residence tulcihonoKT ) !
0. S. IIOFFMAX , M. I ) . ,
Physician - : - and - ; - Surgeon ,
Oilia' N.\V. Cor. nth nnil Don l.n Oillp
phone , 4i i ; roMilomv telephone , II.
IN Tin : ISSINTIAI. : : < n AI.ITIKS OP
Durability , Evomiess oi
Point , and Workmanship.
Bainplcs for trial of 1 2 illlTerciit Mylei liy milt , nn
rcculptof 1O crnls in Btami's. Ask for caril flo. 8.
IYISON , DLAKEMAN & CO , , 7
Ucwnrc of Fraud , n < my mine and Ilic price are
stamped on the bottom i , [ nil in ) ' ndvcrtiscil slioi-j
before ! e'i\in the factory , \VULI ! ! protect Iliccarer4
ninmst liiith price * ami uif , nor cmul * If a ilcalct
oners W. I * . Hniialim times .it A reduced price , or
lays he Im them without my natmm anil price statupcv
on Ihe bottom , put him doun its .1 fraud
Tlio only cnlf OnSHAIMI.KSH.Shoo smooth in-
side. NOTACKSorVAXTIIKKAl > toliurtllio
feet , easy as hand-sowed anO WILT , NOT 1111' .
TO THE PUBLIC.
capacity , tul liai been lormernycur. 1 employ bothlCnlgliti
tf I.al > or mil tin Iiailrr'i Trotr'tlm Union inrn.midln cnlrr
t < ) | > ro\e to tlie ntcinhfri of I ilur onginixatloni cr rrvrlier
that tlio itotemenl ) made In BRM circular are fulao I oiler
lo on r pcrion or ptnoni who will pro o all Ihc italrinrnli mnita
hi rvilclrriilnr to be true. Till , oflrr Kill hold good uiilll
January III , ISM ) .
W. T , . UOUOT.AS. Ilrnrltlon , MOP * .
For sale by Kclloy , Stipro.i & Co. and
Goo. S. Miller , 012 North 10th St.
lloston , Mass CMJtfo / ,
Capital a Surplus ,
This company 1ms opened nnOmalinofllconnd
ispropiuoilto furnish money promptly ou 1m-
pioveil city mid farm juoporty.
No upiillcuiloi. ? sent nw.iv for ap ; "n-nl
Loaiib closed nnd pulil fin without delay.
JOHN W. OIHII. MniinRor ,
BWbouth liltli Stii'el rirst National Iliink
Garland Stoves ;
Oak Stoves ,
MONITOR STEEL RANGES
Best Goods !
Lowest Prices !
Hilton Rogers & Sons ,
COR , I4TH AND FARNAM ,
OPPOSITE THE PAXTON.
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