Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 17, 1889, Page 7, Image 7

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Omaha Dlvlnon on the Howards of
tbo Blossod.
A G'otiRrcantlonnl I'nstor l > ct > lotft the
IncfTnhlo IQujnymeiitB Prepared for
Knlnrgcil niut t'ttrlHcit
Which Never
Thn Fruits of Klglitrotisnois.
"Wtmt Is your conception of heaven ? " was
the question asked by Uni : reporters of a
number of Omaha divines. While nil agreed
that It Is to bo a place of unalloyed happiness
undthnl entrance thereto can only bo galnod
by right living , there \vns mi interesting dif
ference of opinion as to details.
Hov. David It. ICcrr , of the Lcavenworth
Presbyterian church , said : There will bo
neither i > oor nor aristocracy there ; notio too
lazy to work , none too mean , none too rich ;
no soulless corporations , 116 protective
unions , no strikes , . There will be no saloons ,
no prisons , no alm&housc9. There will bo
prohibition throughout tlio realm , prohibition
will prohibit , and no Sioux City correspond-
nnt or wish-fMther-to-tlio-lhouKhtMnan who
will try to prove to the contrary. There
will bo no election to relocate a city brill.
Tlmt will bo Bottled before wo get thoro.
No fault will bo found with the streets , side
walks , and parks. Even the reporters wilt
Imvo no Improvements to suggest. The re
porters will bo angels. There wilt bo no
Huflduv newspapers. Everybody will like to
go to church , Choirs will bo reliable. Pews
will ull bu Tree , and none will bo empty ,
Preachers , in order to draw , will not need to
advertise "To Ury Goods Clerks , " "To
Young Men Away From Home , " "To
Daughters , " "How to Select Husbands , " etc.
Preachers will not take "Hobert Elsmore"
for a text. Preachers who can't iol u crowd
will not feel Jealous toward these who can ,
but will quit preaching. No charity Italls
will be there. There will bo there neither
politician , lawyer , doctor , banicor , broker ,
real estate nor loun dealer ; though some
who tmvo been such will bo there , with ocou
patlon gono. All will bo Christiana there
with bodies like unto Christ's ' body after Ho
was resurrected , and their character like
Him ns Ho is ; with occupation to know as
( ! od knows , to love as ho loves , to honor its
Ho deserves ; with condition satisfied. That
will bo heaven for mo.Votlld you bo lonely
there ) Thorn's another place.
l ev. Dr. Duryca , of the First Congrnga-
tloniil church , said : "At to locality and
condition wo know nothing. We only
know in general that if Christianity is pro-
luiring men for aiiotUor world it must fit
them for It , mid so wo can infer from their
ttio mode of llfo will bo.Ve know
that it will bo social , and that so
ciety will bo perfect because its members
will be perfectly unselllsh : that is , perfectly
benevolent and Just , so that there will bo cooperation -
operation for each other's welfare and happi
ness. To this there ran ho no limit , for
there Is no limit , to personal development. "
Hov. VV. .1. Harsha , of the First Presby
terian church , said : "Tho principal idea of
heaven ns presented in the blblo is that wo
ore with Christ , and that his presence in
cludes all that wo need in the way of happi
ness. And it is a place of reunion with our
friends who have died in the hope of the
goipel , It is also a place of enlarged
knowledge. 'Thoro we will know even as
also wo are known.1 Them nre
some who suppose that heaven
is located in the Pleiades. It is certain that
that constellation answers one requisite of
lioavon for there Is no night there. "
Hev. A. VV. Lamar , pastor of the First
Uapt'.t ' ctiurch , said that during ttic spring
ho o.Vpectod to give his ideas upon the sub
ject ex-cathedra and that for the present ho
content himself with the assertion
that if a'inaii had uot a llttlo of heaven in
him on earth it was not likely that he would
have much of It in the horeattcr.
Kev. Dr. Calmer , rector of All Saints
church , said : -'The life everlasting is clearly
revealed in Holy Scripture , but the condi
tions of that life arc only incidentally con
veyed to us ou the page of inspiration. To
theorize on a subject connected with which
wo have no direct information is simply in
dulging our own fancy. No uninspired mor
tal could even understand the conditions of
life In heaven , much less describe them. The
distance of the llnlto mind from the infinite
Is too givat for that. Wo might as well ex
pect the unborn child to conceive correct
ideas respecting the green earth , the glorious
sun and the over-burning stars. Any theory
or hypothesis formed on a subject of this
] uml , how plausible soever it may seem , is
ami can bo no more than a rational conjec
ture. Christianity cannot bo compromised
in the remotest manner by the at
tempted establishment or refutation
of any such speculation. All that
our Lord thought it necessary to teach on
this subject , was the existence of a future
btate , the resurrection of the body , the life
everlasting , and the conditions which will
determine the anal and everlasting state of
is also revealed to us that that state
will bo ono Of endless felicity to which the
Klnrilled nature of man will bo perfectly
adapted. Forever free from sin , man's best
capacities will be enlarged and perfected.
The satisfaction of these capabilities of our
nature will bo a novor-enulng source of
pleasure and happinss. The employments
of heaven will ho directed to this end.
Hetico its bliss. The desire for enjoyment
originally implanted in the human mind , It
constitutes a law of our naturo. Wo per
petually live under its Influence. It is the
mainspring of mum of our conduct , and this
in nut to bo regretted. U is the wlso
nppointmcnt of a beneficent Creator ,
ami it is Intended to produce un
mixed good. It does not do so in
, this life for the reason that the desire for en
joyment has become debased by sin. In the
next world it will
enlarged and purified and gratified
to the fullest extent. Wo are now
in the Infancy of our being ; but we are
growing in one of two directions in the di
rection of the puriildd , the perfected , the
ideal , the happy life , or in the direction of
the life that U duoascu , polluted and un
happy the llfo that will finally and
forever rojirohato. The earthly stage of our
existence is characterized by a severe strug-
Bio toward an Ideal , which , never attained
on this side the grave , is fully realized in
heaven , the realm of spiritual perfection.
There , the created spirit , whether human or
nugehc , becomes actually , what from thu
llrst It bears potentially the Imago of God.
Thuro thu limit of development is reached ,
nnd the glorlllod man enters upon the last
and highest form of his existence.
Hov. John Williams , rector St. Barnabas
Episcopal church , said that the last two
chapters of Revelations expressed his
IduiiRon the subject and gave this extract :
"God shall wlpn away all tears from their
uyes. And
Kov. Charles W. Savldgo , late pastor of
the First Haptlst church in this cityand now
located at Grand Island , said : J believe
heaven Is a real placo. It Is a city of muglll-
cent proportions and of exquisite beauty.
The book of Revelations tells us that. It | is
the busiest city within God's dominion , fur
our Father miya : "They rest not day nor
night. "
I have no sympathy with that old sister
who became tired of washing dishes and
sweeping , and uuid when bho got
heaven oho was going to do nothing forever
nnd over.
Hev. Father McCarthy , of St. Phlloiuona
Catholic church mild : Heaven means
the bcatlllo vision and lovn ot C5od ,
The bcatltic vision Is the clear
knowledge of God as Ho Is In Himself. A
liorfectand consummate knowledge Imparts
u perfect and consummate love , but the Just
would not bo truly and perfectly Just , nnr
Would they
1)0 In the full enjoyment of their
cud , If their will did not attain Its ultimata
evolution and. pwfcotlon through the c.xer-
cisu of diviao lovo. Tlioraforo the love
wtiivh the just In heaven entertain for God
lollowft the perfection of the ItnowUMgo
whluh they possess.
shall bo no rnors death , neither sorrow
row nor crying , neither shall there
bo t ny uioro julic for Hie former Hang Khali
have passed away. "
Kansas Olty Proachora oil the Tor-
motile or the Lost.
A Unitarian flllnlHtcr Pictures the
Horrors of a Guilty Cunnclcnco
IN There Still Hope Beyond
the Grave ?
The Ilarvoxt of Hln.
KANSAS CITV , 'Fob. 14. [ Special to Tun
Biiu.J Is there a hell I
Hob Ingcrsoll says there Is n"ot.
Most of the Kansas City preachers saj
there Is ,
Tun HBIJ correspondent Interviewed a
largo number of preachers and professors o :
various doctrines and finds that their ideas
concerning this mythical place of punish
meiit vary from the all-Having grace of the
Unitarians to the literal lake of fire nm
eternal damnation of the Mormons and
Seventh Day Advontlsts.
Hov. Daniel T. Sherman , pastor of the
Seventh Day Advcntlsts , said ; "Wo bo.
llcvo that all the sign's prophesiscd in the
scriptures imvo now como to pass , and that
Christ will appear again on earth in this
generation. Immediately upon the scconi
coming ot Christ the wicked will bo burnci
up with lire and the elect will ascend wltl
him Into glory. Wo believe in literal hcl
lire , but the
will not suffer In It forever. The punish
ment of the wicked Is annihilation , tola
extinction , eternal death. "
David Whin , president of the reorganized
church of Jesus Christof Latter Day Saints ,
when asked his views on hell , said : "Al
though there are some differences among
Mormons in regard to Latter Day revela
tions made to saints since .loseph Smith's
time ( principally on the subject of a plu
rality of wives ) , the Mormons all believe in
and preach literal hcll-ilro-and eternal damn
ation for the wicked and the salvation of
the Lord's annotated. Wo have our belief
on the 13iblc , the Apocalypse , the Hook of
Mormon , the Hook of Doctrine , and modern
Hov. Harnoy , pastor of the Frlcnus' con
gregation , said : "Tho Quakers believe that
there will be a resurrection of the righteous
and the wicked. The one will awake to
everlasting life and blessedness , the other to
eternal misery.
Hev. Sam Small , the Georgia evangelist :
"I will not waste the precious time the Lord
has given me with follows who are trying to
dodge hell or be bribed into heaven. I am
not bothering myself about hell I Imvo no
interests in that direction. I am not bother
ing myself about- heaven I don't have to.
If I do what Gou wants mo to on earth , al
will bo well. "
Hev. J.E. Hobcrts of the Unitarian church :
'Have you ever seen a man with a secret
sin preying upon his mind , or one upon
whose soul vice has a strong grasp ? How
ho starts at every sound. Ho is an exempli-
licutioa of what the Psalmist wrote , 'The
when no man pursueth. ' Can you not
see remorse , sorrow , grief , affliction
which the stings of conscience have placed
upon him pictured in bold outlines on his
countenance ? It Is because he is receiving
the punishment laid down for his sins I Is
not this hell enough ? Part of our punish
ment will bo meted out upon this earth ,
God is too good to immerse his children in a
lake of living flro.1'
Hov. T. P. Haley , D. D.5 pastor of the
First Christian church , said : "I have no
view concerning future punishment other
than that contained in the bible. The
scriptures say that it will be banishment
the presence of God and from the
glory of His power. That will be a hell as
dreadful as I eaa possibly imagine. "
Rev. .T. O'U. Lowry. the pastor of Calvary
Baptist church , thought that the punishment
in the next world would be spiritual rather
than physical. "Said he : "The punishment
hereafter is the product ot
self-perpetuating nnd self punishing power
of sin. The character of a man receives
its impulse In this world , and I believe It
follows that forever. I don't bcliovo God
makes hell ; sin makes it , and would make it ,
did not hell exist already. "
Hev. William Jones , p. D. , pastor of the
Summit street Methodist Episcopal church
believes in eternal punishment , but rejects
entirely the Idea that the divine
will take the form of a literal burning flro.
Said ho : "Very few ministers over did be
huvo In literal tire and brimstone hell , and I
know of none who do now. Thu word lire
merely expresses the extent of punishment
and not the actual punishment itself. As
lira burns the human flesh , so docs sin burn
nnd will continue to burn into the soul of the
unrepentant sinner. "
Evangelist Potter , who has just closed his
work In Kansas City , will go to Omaha next
week to hold a series of meetings. "I am
going to preach literal hell up there , " said
ho. "Literal flro may bo less Hurtful to a
conncmncd soul than some other forms of
punishment. It may bo lire , or it may bo
mental suffering. I do not know what it
will bo. Hut what Is the use of quibbling
over the matter. I don't believe in a literal
flro , but there is a literal lioll of some kind ;
no question about that. "
Hov. Robert Talbot , rector of Trinity Epls-
copal church , said : "My church has hold
several different interpretations in regard
the subject of future punishment. None
of us , however , boliuvo in a literal hell tiro.
The punishment of the wicked , I think , will
bo separation from God , and no punishmert
could bo more keen. "
Hov. ifohn C. Williams , of the Clyde Con
gregational church , said ; "I prefer not to bu
interviewed on this subject , for it Is one wo
might better leave alone. It is infinitely but
ter , however , to teach the song of the angels ,
"Joy to the world the Lord has Como , " than
to picture the dim fatu and sad calamity
awaiting the transgressor. Wo arc all trans
gressors , and our religion should bo more of
love , less of duty ; more of happiness , loss of
punishment. "
Hov. Stephen Hall , Unlvcrsullst : "Future
punishment will not bo eternal , for our God
is a good and lust God , and after a certain
length of punishment man will be * forgiven
lor his sins. The thcif on the cross was for
given , and no one has
to our blessed Savior asking forgiveness and
gonu away emptyhanded. Much of
the punishment of boll Is received
on earth , and after death man
enters into a probation where his acts
while on earth will receive their duo reward.
If they bo good the happiness and Joy will
bo eternal ; If bad they will atlll have chances
of repentance. ' '
Hov. O. M. Stewart , presiding elder In the
Methodist Episcopal church : There Is a
hell , but I don't think U can bo truly said
that the church ever believes in literal lire.
Individuals did and so taught. No figure ,
not oven that of lire , fully reveals the suffer-
inint of a guilty , condemned conscience ,
cither hern or hurcufter.
Another minister , who desired to have his
nauio withheld , said : "I bulluvu that heaven
and hell are both on the earth now in an em
bryonic stato. My Idea of the final destiny
of the wicked is that they will bo burned up ,
root and branch , and vanish away like
smoke. At the end of the world this earth
Is to bo birncd : up. That is , it U to pass
through a great change and bo renovated by
tiro. While this is going on God
will lake cara of the righteous
In his own way , but the
winked will remain hero and be con
sumed with the other class , I have no sym
pathy with Iho Bpoculatlc.ii . now fashionable ,
tluit the words 'llro,1 urimatonu1 and 'tor
ment.1 as vt-raed In thu bible with roferonca
to hull , are llgurative. I bcliovo thu tire will
bo literal and awful. After this sinful old
globe has passed through this terrible bap
tism cf tire It will become the Inheritance of
the saint for evermore. "
Quo of the Peculiarities of Ghtumcoy
M Dopow.
Lmllcrotifl Mistake at an English Sta
tion llubonstoiit nnd Vim'Billow
Webster's Test of Intellect
Hcailablo Anecdotes.
A Queer Hracer.
Chnuncey M. Depow came Into his oflloo
In the Grand Central depot one. day lust
week with his chin as smooth as a billiard
ball. Ho lay back In his chair , crossed hts
legs and stroked his chin meditatively ns ho
said : ,
"I have given ns nntch tlmo to the subjcot
of shaving as I liavo to any other that I cau
recall , Including the making of speeches , "
Several gentlemen who Imvo devoted the
creator part of their lives to the accumula
tion of colossal fortunes looked up lu sur
prise. They had boon considering some
transactions in stocks to the amount of sev
eral hundred thousands , and were a llttlo
put out by Mr. Depow's calui , livovclant re
"Yes. " continued the presidentof the New
York Central , "It's a great subject. I shave
myself every morning the llrst thing after 1
get out of bed , and it is ns good an eye-
opener as a cocktail. Frequently 1 am up
late at night , and sometimes have only three
or four hours' sleep for a number of days lu
succession. 1 am brain weary , nerve weary ,
tired out. Then it is that the cold steel passIng -
Ing over my face acts like a tonic , an invig
orator. It's a great tiling. My face Is tender
dor utii ! I have to bo very careful in shaving
A razor gets tired , you know , and a man
should have at least four of them. 1 havi
twenty-five. 1 have bought every klnu o
razor that was over recommended to me.
IIml that the Swedish razor Is the best. You
can't toll the quality of a razor by the price ,
though. One of the best 1 ever had I boughi
for 75 cents. I paid $5 for another and could
use It only once.
"Did you ever meet Lord Brougham ) '
asked a New York Star reporter of Join
"Yes , was the reply , "and under very
singular circumstances. I was escorting
Airs. Sciuplo , the daughter of ex-President
Tyler , from London to Liverpool , whore she
was going to embark for America. Wo tooli
the train at Eustace station. After placing
her In a car I loft her to look after the lug
gage , for you know they do not have the ad
mirable system of checking baggage in
Europe that wo have here. I was in a hurry ,
as I did not like 'o leave the lady long In a
car all alone , and , entering the room , I saw a
man writing at a desk , whom I thought was
the station master. 1 said to him : 'My good
man , I want you to label my luggage , and I
am in a great hurry , for there is a lady wait
ing for me. ' He turned around with a scowl
and rudely ordered me out of the room ,
whereupon I naturally bccamo very angry ,
and told him I should report him if he did
not instantly attend to my order. Thereupon
ho Jumped up and tried to force me out of
the room. In the midst of the altercation
the station master came along , and I began
to complain of the insolent ofllcial. The
station master drew me asidc.and whispered
that t had made a dreadful mistake ; that
the gentleman was Lord Brougham , who
had gone into the room to write a letter. He
was at that time an old man , seventy years
old at least. He wore a long brown coat.nnd
neither looked nor acted like a lord. "
The proposed Balzac monument gives rise
to an enormous number of anecdotes apro
pos of the great writer in the French press.
Here is a good one from among them : The
late Baron James Rothschild was always on
excellent terms with Bal/ac , who dedicated
more than one novel to him. Once , when ho
was obliged to make a trip to Germany , and
when , as often happened with him , ho was
n money difficulties , Halzne went to the
baron , who , with his usual benevolence , ad
vanced him the sum 01 aOiH ) trancs , giving
him also a letter of recommendation to his
nephew in Vienna. The letter was unsealed ,
according to custom. Balzac read it , found
it , cold , poor and unworthy of him , and never
Look it to the nephew. Returning to Paris ,
ho went to sec Baron Rothschild. "Well , "
said the laitor , "have you seen my nephew ! "
Balzac proudly said that he had kept the let
ter. " 1 am sorry for you , " said too baron.
"Have you got it with youf" "Yes , purblcu !
hero it is. " "Observe this little hiero
glyphic belo-.v the signature ; it would have
opened a credit of 25,000 francs for you at
the Vienna firm. " Balzac bit his Up nnd said
nothing more.
The most fiery of pianists and of orches
tral conductors , Dr. Hans von Bulow , has
lieen pointing his baton at his old fricad
rtubhiBtein , to whose "Ocean Syrapnony" ho
lias taken a suddoa aislike. After directing
at a rehearsal the six movements of Rubin
stein's symphony , which is , indeed , "vast
and Illimitable" like the ocean , Dr. von
F3ulow , according to a not Infrequent custom
ot his , addressed to the members of the
orchestra some disparaging remarks o the
work they had Just been playing , and ended
by saying : "A symphony Jiko this can be
propei ly dealt with only by a conductor with
eng hair. " [ Dr. von Bulow woard-hia hair
short.I On reading the report of Dr. von
Uulow's little speech Rubinstein wrote from
St. Petersburg to the paper which had pub
lished it , expressing his surprise that In the
midst of his important and numerous ocou-
i > atio.ns the learned doctor should have
lound tlmo to measure the length of his
( Rubinstein's ) hair. Ho also inquired affec
tionately after the length of Dr. von Billow's
cars ; wishing in particular to know whether
thuv hail grown since the evening when ,
after hearing Rubinstein's opera of "Nero"
ror the first time , he shook the composer
warmly by the hand and oven embraced
At the heel of one of Daniel Webster's
dinners , when only two of hi * guests re-
mnined ono a member of congress from
Tennessee and the other a member from
Texas a discussion arose as to which had
ho ureuter intellect. Mr. Webster poured
lie lust drop of the last bottle into his own
glass nnd settled the issue by a declaration
hat "the best , test of a man's intellect is the
quantity of wiuo ho can take on mid stand
up under it. "
Senator Kcnna is exceedingly fond of hunt
ng and fishing and is go proud of the line
Mountains and beautiful streams of West
Virginia that he has become an expert ama-
cur photographer , and has dovotcd much of
ils leisure taking views. Not long ago ho
conceived the Idea of collecting a number of
ils handsomest pictures , arranging them In
an album and presenting thorn to Mr. Clove-
und. While his work was in progress ho
wont with Senator Blackburn to call upon
the president , mid during the Interview the
subject ol amateur photography floated up ,
"I like scenery mountain scenery partic
ularly , " said thu president , "but I don't care
'or pictures of it , nnd I don't sec how a sen
sible man can go wandering around with a
jox on his buck la search of mere perishable
uhadows , "
Senator Blackburn agreed fully with the
ircsiJonl and Senator Kcnna changed the
When they were fairly out of tho. White
House grounds Kcnna said emphatically :
"D n his appreciation of photography ,
Io shouldn't have uny of my pictures if he
vas dying for them , " ;
Nevertheless , a few days later , after the .
ouator from Kentucky had seen the presi- ,
lent , there came a good-humored mcssugo
rom the Whitu House to Mr. IConna which
ndurod him to send thu album , and now Mr.
Jlovcland will take it to his new homo us a
valued souvenir of his administration.
'Dickens used to tell a story of meeting
vlth a clergyman lu a railway train who held
orth to hit * fellow-travelers over so long
upon the novelist's private fallings. 'Dick
ens is an atheist , sir , as 1 happen to know ;
10 Is also a gambler , and , I regret to say ,
drinks,1 and so on. 'Dear me , how sad.
lave you over soon him drunk ) ' asked
> ickens. 'Well , not exactly druuk ; no , but
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a last call for BARGAINS IN WINTER WEAR ,
OUR SPECIAL SALES have far surpassed expec
tations , but we have something in bargains left
Ask your friends who have bought of us , They
will tell you that money is largely saved to you
on this sale , Men , Boys and Children enjoy
alike tne Sweeping Reduction. Remember these
fully refunded if goods do not suit. " ONE PRICE
and that the lowest. ALL GOODS MARKED IN
S. W , Cor , 15th and Douglas Sts , , Omaha ,
Mail Orders Always Receive Prompt Attention.
certainly oVertaken by liquor. ' 'Havo you
over seen , him sober ! " 'Well , that is too
much to nay. Oh , yes , I have seen him so
ber. ' 'Often ? ' 'Yes , often , ' 'No , sir ; only
once. Yotl see him now for the lirst tune. ' "
Hero is one of the latest stories of the
great von Bulow. Ho was walking ono day
in Berlin when' ho mot a man with whom ho
had formerly , been on intimate terms , but
whoso acquaintance he was desirous of dro | > -
ping. The'quondam friend at once accosted
him. "How dp you do , von Bulow ) De
lighted to see .you I Now I'll bet that you
don't rometnbcr my name ! " "Vou'vo ' won
that bet , " replied von Uulow , and turning on
his heels he walked off in the opposite direc
Dr. Joseph Parker , the London sensation
alist preacher , recently went to see a popular
picco at a London theater , and at its con
clusion exclaimed : "God bless the man who
wrote so useful and admirable a play ! "
"That piece , " ho continued , in conversation ,
"was simply a dramatic sermon of thu most
powerful kind as to doctrine , eloquence and
spiritual effect. " _
Talking with him about his Macbeth , in
advance of its production , a friend said to
Mr. Irving : "Surely , Macbeth should boa
stalwart , broad-shouldered rnaai" "Yes , "
replied the great actor , "so I thought , until
reading the text , I found the words , 'Throw
physique to the uogs. ' "
In appearance M. du Maurier , the artist of
Leaden Punch , bears a striking resemblance
10 Alma Tadema. This likeness has given
rise to many amusing complications. Some
time ago at a dinner party he happened to
sit next to a daughter of his host. "lean
not understand , " remarked the young lady ,
"how people can be so absurd ns to mistake
you for Mr. Tademn. To me the likeness is
very slight. " A llttlo later she said : "Oh ,
I bought your photograph the other day.
Would you mind or putting your auto
graph to iti" M. du Maurier oxprosscd his
willingness , and later on in the evening the
young lady conducted him to a writing table
und handed him the photograph for his sig
nature. M. du Maurier looked ut it , sighed ,
and then laid it very gently on the table.
"That , " ho said , "is Mr. AlnmTadema's
portrait. " _
"Do you know , " said Rev. Dr. Hull , of the
Church of the Holy Trinity , in Brooklyn , in
his sermon one Sunday evening , "I think the
old Methodist preacher was about half right
who remarked on reading that passage of the
Scriptures where David is reported to have
struck his harp and said in bis haste 'that
all men are liars' : "Yes , David , and you
might have said the same thing at your
leisure. ' Why , there are reporters in New
York and Brooklyn who would not be tolerated
erated in Texas. "
The best Joke that over happened at
Princeton , writes EH Perkins , happened to
Dr. McCosh. Ono day Dr. McCosh came
into the mental philosophy class and said:1
"Ah , young gentlemen , " I Imvo an im
pression I
"Now , young gentlemen , " continued the
Doctor as he touched his head with his fore-
linger , "can you tell mo what an impression
No answer , .
"What , no 9110 knows I ono can toll mo
what an liriprosslon Is ! " exclaimed the Doc
tor. looking u\\ \ \ and down the class.
"I know , " said Mr. Arthur. "An Imnres-
slon is a dent In a soft place. "
"Yoimt. 'gentleman ' , " said the Doctor , re
moving his Ifuhd from his forehead aud
growing red in the face , "you are excused
for the da " ' "
Senator fjuuyjis hunting up a lost election
bet. A neighboring senator , whi > hud heard
the stories about Quay's winning $100,000 ,
isltedliiiHJ "How much did you win on
Harrison's ) election } "
"I won WJf.OO. " suld Quay ; "but thorn's a
bet of $3,000 which got uwuy somehow , and
I only nutted fcjfl.MiO. "
The fr , oO < ) > bct hud no cash up on either
tide , which accounts for the forgetfulncss of
the loser. _
One of Milan Obrcnovltch's latest Inde-
: o nc It's was to appoint M. Christitch minister
A Berlin , He is the shameless husband of
.hut particular one of King Milan's concu-
jlucs whom that monarch attempted to force
.Jueen Natalie to kiss in public and treat
vith honor. "Kiss your paramour yourself , "
replied tbo queen , aud divorce followed.
An apple tree near Fresno , Cal. , U reported
Lo have borne one ton of fruit the past
season ,
A feature of the late ocllpso of the moon
it Downlevillo , Cul. , was n gorgeous ruin-
uow ring that surrounded the moon. In
closed were seven brilliant stars of the Jlrst
A baby born in Youkera , N , Y. , weighed
inlv two and a half pounds. The iiurtta's
finger ring was easily passed over the child's
hand and wrist. The youngster is healthy
and expected to live.
An unknown species of bird has appeared
on the Atlantic coast this winter , being of
the size of a goose , with a black body , red
breast and a note like the voice of the old
man when culling a boy out of the bed in the
morning. Perhaps the dodo has returned.
Mrs. Eliza Striker , of Spotswood , N. .T. ,
was found dead in bed the other morning.
She was eighty-nine years of ago and was
cutting a neiv sot of teeth. She had com
plained for several days of illuess caused by
this remarkable occurrence.
A Norwich , Conn. , family owns a hen
that shows great superiority in matters of
culture and education over others of her
kind. Amontr her refinements is a custom
of going up three steps to the front door ,
where she wipes her bill on the door mat
after eating.
A Danbury , Conn. , man. who was found
in a snow bank and pronounced dead , was
tauon to the station house. Haif an hour
afterwards ho arose and attempted to walk
off , to the great astonishment of policemen
who was standing about. He explained
that while drunk ho fell into the snow and
became unconscious from the cold , remain
ing so until thaweu out by the heat in the
police quarters.
For evening frowns milk white is now more
stylish than cream color.
Soft gray and shell pink will bo a favorite
combination for spring toilets.
Spring mufllcrs are handsomely made in
combinations of black and steel gray.
Among new ball dress fabrics are to bo
seen ribbon-striped nets nnd gazes.
Novel hues in strawberry , old rose , rasp
berry , mahogany , und rosewoou are promised
for the spring.
Bonnet pins are larger than formerly and
show many patterns of which many are
lloral in design.
Sashes fringed with all the colors of the
gown now como with the new box empire
dress pattern ? .
Lenten toilets severely plain anl : ecclesias
tical , but very becoming , are to be seen la
the modistes' shops.
Golden-brown will probably bo the leading
fashionable color. Another stylish hue is
golden tcrra-cotta or "otrasiiio. | "
Cloth waists for wearing witli skirts of
dark wool , silk or velvet , have long velvet
revcrs turned back from a vest ot bright
The uo-.v Dircctolro long coats for utility
uses during the inevitable wet and chilly
itays of the spring season , arc stylish gar
For "second" mourning silver-shot black
silks are novel and quito effective. They
will be trimmed with Jet and silver galleons
or cut-steel passementerie.
The short velvet jackets now worn with
dressy homo toilets require full toreador
vostf. ot embroidery in solt wool , and of a
delicate contrasting color. '
Hats Just out from Paris have crowns so
.low as to bo almost invisible from thu front.
As a make weight there is more than a whis
per of the chignon's revival.
The stately cloth ciruulira , or Connemnra
cloaks , are likely to have a still greater
leas of popularity than ever this spring ,
and especially for traveling wear.
Charming llttlo party dresses for sweet
sixteen have .straight full housemaid skirts ,
wide empire sashes , with novel bodices that
button on the short shoulder scums.
Silk and wool costumes are exhibited with
plain wool skirts and long Grecian over
dresses llnishcd with a very deep hem , and
with cloth Jackets to match the skirt.
No steel circles are now worn in under-
.skirts. Their substitute is the very xumll
Louis XV. cushion of black or colored .satin ,
tilled with down and trimmed wltn lace.
Low bodices of evening dresses are to bo
scon in a variety of forma. Some are cut en
cuiur , bomo In oval shape , some fiquarc , undu
largo number in the prevailing V shape.
Wo seem to be fust approaching thuulusslu
outlines of Greek dross in our most elegant
und fashionable attlro , Long softly Ilowing
folds 'appear upon artNtiu f owns designed
more especially for tons and grand dinners.
The hat of the moment Is the low , soft-
crowned toque. For mornini ; It is made of
cloth to match the suit ; for afternoon driv
ing , receptions or the theater , of fine pale
velvet or else black , with a tuft of violets
nestled in Its folds.
The bustle has gene and the designer of
now wraps nnd Jackets nro lulling consider
able trouble in accustoming themselves to
the now state of affairs. Muntlos will now
have to bo shaped so that no terracing at the
buck will bo required.
Many novel printed tissues will form a
portion of uaiidajinospring toilets. Kollcnno ,
with largo bouquets , In one of these , How-
crod bengaline another. The colors are
mo4t varied , prominent among them being
auroro , old rose , terra cottn , water green ,
and pale raspberry ; and quito largo Ilowura
und foliage are fuvorilo designs.
A very pretty little house dress suitable
for u girl of sixteen Is mude with an opeu
Spanish Jacket of old rose velvet , lined with
pink. The bishop sleeves extending beyond
the pointed velvet ones , are of soa-green
silk , embroidered with little moss buds , and '
beneath the cutaway Jacket is a blouse to
match , likewise wrought. An odd collar
turns down at the back , this cmtiroldercd
also nnd half covering a second deeper ono of
green velvet.
Lotta bought another $20,000 house in Now
York the other day.
"When Chung-a-Lung Heaehcs High C" Is
Louis Harrison's new song In "The Pearl of
Pekin. "
Hattie Delaro , who became Mrs. Barnes.
of California , last summer , has again seceded
from J. C. Duff's "Tho Queen's Mate" com
Minnie Maddcrn is to have at "least ono
new play for next season. She will produce
It in the autumn and then go on u tour of the
principal cities.
Mrs. Langtry will play Lady Macbeth on
her road tour this spring , except In one night
stands. There she will do cither "A Wife's
Peril" or "As in a Looking Glass. "
Nina Boucicault has been encaged to play
the ingenue part la the reorganized "Harbor
Lights" company , which is to tour New
England under the management of Frank
Mr. Henry IrVing's throat is > qulto well
again , and ho is playing Macbeth every
evening before the largest audiences ever
known in the history of the London Lyceum
Maud Harrison says she has some novel
ideas as to how Rosalind in "As You Line
It , " should be acted , and is anxious to show
the public how well she can interpret the
D Henry E , Abbey , when asked how long ho
thought "Antony and Cleopatra" would run
in Boston , replied , Jocularly : "If the police
don't stop it there is no doubt that it will run
the rest of thu season. "
"Bluebeard , . I r. , " is the name of the ex
travaganza that will be produced at the
Chicago opera house next summer. Some of
tbo costumes will bo madu in London and
Mr. Eustis will arrange the music.
Bronsou Howard has decided in the future
to control his own plays and become inter
ested In their production and management ,
commencing with "Shcnandoali , " in which
play ho retains the proprietorship through
out the United States.
How the prices for musical performances
have risen during the last sixty years can be
soon from a comparison of Paul's 700 for
performing once in London this season and
Mine , Pasta's 200 i runes for a private musi
cal entertainment in Paris in ISIJO.
Thu separate starring tours of Louis James
anil hit ; wife , Marie Wamwright , begin next
season. They have found it impossible to
get plays in which both could appear to ad
vantage. Wainwright will produce a spec
tacular "Twelfth Night" in October.
At the latest reports from London it was
thought that Mr. Mansllnld'tt production nf
"Ulchard HI. " could not bo effected before
the end of this month , Mr. Mansfield offered
an engagement to Mrs. Arthur Stirling , but
that well known actressdcelmod to accept It.
Tony Hart , the actor , was discharged
recently , according to a telegram , from the
slate iiibano asylum in Worcester , Mass ,
"Ills improvement is haid to bo marked ,
though thu physicians do not positively say
that ho will ever bo able to resume work
again. "
The unnouiicomont that Mr. Lawrence
Barrett has actually engaged Mini ) . Mod-
Jeska to act with Mr. Edwin Bootti next nna-
hon , IH very good news. She will play Lulv : ,
Macbeth , a character In which she ought to
creator great effect , und Ophelia , which is
one of tint mom exquisite of her SliulcHpuriuri
interpretation ! ! ,
There appears to bo no doubt that the fa
mous old Iirury Lane , theater In London ,
will cuaso to exist in seven years from now ,
us the duke of lied ford , to whom the prop.
crt.v belongs , Is resolved to pull the building
down at the expiration of the lease , and
devote the slto to more prolltable , if less in
tercstlng purposes.
The course of "Macbeth" at the Fifth
Avciiuo theatre , Now York , Is all but run ,
and Mrs , Lnngtry's ambitious attempt has
ended In failure. She was in earnest , however -
ever , and is deserving of sympathy , hho
will noxv fall back uiion Rosalind , which is
almost us much out of her reach us the ter
rible Luly Macbeth.
Mrs. Burnett's now play for the Lyceum
thealor. New York , which will bo produced
in April , Is rapidly approaching couinlution.
It Is u comudy-druma , and will contain parts
for Nelson Wheutcroft and Grace Hender
son , us well as Mr. ICulco.v , Mr. Lcmoyne ,
Cayvan and others now acting lu
"Sweot Lavnndor. "
Mr. Duly Is about to prnduqc In Now York
n now comedy rul'inl ' t'Thu lulcrimtiimnl
Match , " tiiktiti from the ( inrinan of J'Yan/
von Schontuu and Is a "comedy of high llfo"
In four nets. It is said to be ver" daii.ty and
delicate in toxturo. Miss Uchui . Mrs. Gil
bert , Mus iHiibel Irving , Mr. Drmv und Mr.
Luivi-s will huvo the Important purt4.
Two more incidents have recently been
added to Miss Cluxton'ti llro record. Her com.
jiany WAS booked to play ut the tiniiiU Oj'ora
house , St. Paul , which was destroyed by llro
the week before the date announced for her
opening. She went to Chicago , and was to
have gene from there to Dulnth.buttho opera
house in Duluth is also reported burned.
It Is stated on authority that Mine. Mod-
joska will play with Mr. Booth next season.
Messrs , Nixon mid Xlmniarman had con
tracted to pay her $5,000 for a season of
thirty wcelts. Mr. Booth has paid WO.OOO
for n transfer of the contract. Mr. Joseph
Brooks will Imvo a share of the S15.000 real
ized by Messrs. Nixon nnd Zimmerman.
Mr. Nat Goodwin will produce his now
play. "Tho Gold Mine , " in the Fifth Avenue I
theater , New York , in March , and if it suc
ceeds he will , it is said , abandon the idiotic
pieces in which his abilities have been
wasted , not to say disgraced , hitherto.
Everybody will hope that ho may fool Justi
fied in attempting something more serious
than buffoonery.
The now play written for Mr. Luwronco
Barrett by Mr. William Young is called
"Ganolou. " The scene Is laid in Corsica in
the ninth century , and the events are con
nected with the wars octweeii the Corsicana \a
and Saracens. It is said to afford uncom
mon opportunities for scenic displays , but
this is of far less important than its lite
rary and dramatic merit. Mr. Barrett has
produced many good plays mid his Judg
ment is not likely to lead him very far
Hoslna Yokes has recently produced a now
play In Philadelphia called "Ghastly Manor. "
It is described as a "burlesque society melo
drama in ono horror. " As Lady Tofma
Miss Voices is said "to die a la Bernhardt in
'The Sphinx ' " witli and
, a clutching drag
ging at the strychnine demon in her fair
throat ; struggles with her lover , Sir Crim
son Fluid , a la Davenport in "Fedora , " and
finally dies a la Langtry in "As in a Look
ing Glass , " tearing down the lace curtains
ami giving u llnal agony on the floor within
their lllmy folds.
Julius "Oh , If you only loved mo as
warmly as I do you " "Nellie "Wo would
both be cremated , I fear. "
Mrido "Will you love mo In the next
world , darlliigi" Hubby "That depends on
what kind of an angel they make of you , "
The era of sensations : Edward "And will
you bo my hrldo , Dolliof" Dolllo "No , dar
ling ; but , I'll ' elope with you for the fun oftlia
thing , "
"Well , 1 am glad that liosalie's taites nro
literary , and she Is L'oing to marry a man of
letters. " "Yes , she's going to wed u sign
painter. "
Au Ohio farmer mortgaged his farm to get
his bride some diamond earrings , and she
lost ono of them In the suds thu very first
wash day and attempted to hang herself in
thu barn.
Mr. Swift , of Elkhart , Ind , , stated that
Miss Georgia Davis , his atllanced , chewed to-
baceo. Shu sued him for slander , and proved
that she siyiply i-howed tar gum , mid the Jury
aavis her a verdict
It is now stated that General Boulanger is
going to marry a Missouri beauty as boon as
he can got a divorce. This may account for
the rumor that , ho favors a constitution In
Franco similar to that of the United States.
A bolateu bridegroom on the way to hla
wedding was arrested mid locked up in Bal
timore for fast driving. Unless marriage u
regarded ns a failure in Haltimora one would
hupposo that ho had a valid ( ixciiso for linsto.
Miss Essie .lonyns , a favorite Australian
actress was recently married at Newcastle ,
N. S. W. , with a good di-al of advertising
cchit. Tlio people besieged St , Andrew' ) *
cathedral and the marriage party had a
struggle to get to the altar , the actrnsM faint.
Ing in her allliinced'H arms. Many hidlos und
children also fainted from the grunt Jam ut
the church.
Moro thnn thirt.v-scvna thousand people , In
flvo du.vs , were udmlttiid to view Mrs.
Joseph Chamberlain's wedding presents ,
Tlio Puritan maiden seems to huvuylcUed to
British curiosity , or perhaps she HUH lo.irncd
to understand ways of propitiating the British -
ish voter. That her portraits are on view In
the Birmingham shop windows In another
evidence of her acceptance of political cus
toms ,
The emperor of China has presented hla
bride elect with two beautiful mirrors for
bur attiring-room. They arc of massive for
eign glass , over nix feet long nnd live feet
broad , set in ronowood , In frame * iiluo feet
high , with flowers carved iti roller. The
pedestals for holding them are also adorned
with figures of foliafjn , animals , birds , otc.
Each mirror mid each frumu took eight men
to curry It , and they wcro convoyed from the
pahico to the houfto of the bride's father.
The cuMJOf McCoy vs Horner , at Law-
rencc , Kun. , In whioh a widower , tifty-six
your * old , brought , null for tlO.UOO damages
uguliibt o widow for branch of promlso to
murry. WHS concluded in the district court
roct'iitly. The trial of thu case attracted n
grout deal of attention , und the court room
WUH filled to HB iilmou cupaelty. Both of
the parties huvo novonil children. The jury
Ilnally took thu oanu under consideration unit
woru ubhcnl about two hour * , und then
brought in , u verdict for the plaintiff , r.sses * .
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