Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 24, 1889, Part I, Page 7, Image 7

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    TOE BICKLERS OF OMMIA.
History of tbo Organisation and
Growth of .tho Olub.
ITS EARLY STRUGGLE FOR LIFE.
Present Prosperity ami Prospects
Itoatcr of Officer * nnil Meinoers
Tlio Mnnjr Ilccommentln-
tlons or the Sport.
The Whcnl Club.
Bicycling is * a sport that Is highly
recommended by the medical profession
OB not only a promoter of good health ,
but a developer of the muscles and a
most pleasurable and beneficial recrea
tion ! It imparts a keenness to the
vision , a vigorous circulation to the
blood and strength to the whole an
atomy that would bo dllllcult to acquire
by any other species of calisthenics. It
, is highly recommended in all the most
noted collegiate institutes where the
development of the body is utmost as
great a consideration as the cultivation
of the mind. Uicycllrfg to-day , as an
ovcrciso and sport , has the call in
Omaha , and the splendid results of the
practice justify all this popularity.
Perchance a brief history of the pns-
time hero , from its first inception , will
not prove uninteresting.
It was sometime during the year 1880
that the bicycle , which had then com
pletely displaced the old velocipede ,
first became a common sight upon the
streets of Omaha. Even then it was
not common , but a whirling wheel along
the thoroughfares Aras a spectacle of such
frequency as to familiarize all with its
mechanism , its graceful beauty and do-
Birabilltyas a source of most delight
ful oxcrcibo.
It was on the evening of March 19 ,
1881 , that a select coterie of friends ,
principally the young scions of wealthy
families , assembled at Mayor Broatch's
ollico on Harnoy street for the purpose
of discussing the advisability of ogan-
izing a. wheel club. Among those pres
ent were l essrs. John E. Wilbur , John
and Richard Carrier , George Patter
son , Ji li. Lehmer , H. C. Cranz , W. II.
Hall , C. M. Woodman , Frank Schnei
der , Thomas Kimball jr. , C. J. Canan ,
G. M. and John G. Hitchcock.
Out of this mooting grow the Omaha
Bicycle club , with George Patterson ,
president , H. C. Cranz , secretary and
trotiauror and John Carrier , captain.
Mayor Broatch was made an honorary
member.
This was the signal for an influx of
wheels here ; some of the members
appeared in the regulation knicker
bockers , and for a season or two the
sport thrived like a cedar of Lebanon.
Finally , however , the wire edge wore
off. many of the members left for past
ures now , others lost interest in the
organization , and it gradually passed
"
into a listless , but not Innocuous doduo-
tude. This old bicycle club , however ,
was among the first organized in the
United States , and its league member
ship number was fifteen. To-day the
Omaha wheel club , which was pro
created by the first , holds an enviable
position in the estimation of wheeling
circled throughout the country.
DIt was not until'85 that the Omaha
Wheel club was organized tind put upon
a permanent basis. The first olllcers
were : O. H. Gordon , president ; John
Hitchcock , captain'anu-s C * M. - Woodman
man , socrotnry.and treasurer. In the
. autumn of that year the club leased the
old Athletic park on North Sherman
avenue , and constructed a ( inn racing
course. This completedthe lirst wheel
ing tournament over hold in the west
took place. It proved , however , any
thing but a howling success , as
the club netted a loss of something
like $400. This financial calamityhow-
ever , was not sulliciont to dampen the
ardor of the organization , and when
golden October again rolled round , they
held their second grand t tourney. It
was the same old story , with an addi
tional chapter. This event brought
an increased profit in the same direc
tion as tho-first , and the club gave a
couple of eo.nvulslvo gasps , and it looked
for awhile as if was in the last throes
of dissolution , but finally revived. It
vwsdUrng this'tournoy that the young
and unsophisticated bicyclers had their
lirst expcricncd with a ' "ringer. " Ho
came here from Toronto , Canada , and
' Bailed coinplaisantly along under the
unsuspicious non do plume of Harry
, rPaltorson , but. , in fact , was none
other thnn Fred Wcstbrooko , one of
j the speediest of all the Canadian pro-
i iesalonals. Ho entered all the races
, andliterally ran the amateurs to death ,
Cheating : them at every stage of the
( l game "and carrying oil all the desirable
i prizes , tia welL-os a considerable roll of
the "lonjrf green" which the friends of
the local heroes put up on the outside.
Some of the boys , it is whispered by
those who well remember this trying
epoch , wont without their cigarettes for
weeks afterward. Were they hot
when they learned of the way
they had been scooped ? "Wc.ll , " as
an Id-timer remarked to the writer ,
"tljo sub-torrestial crematory was no
vrhoro in comparison. " If the irata
wheel club , in a body , could have laid
hands on Henry the day following the
.wind-up of the festivities his name
would not have boon Patten > on or
Wostbrooko either , but Mud ! This
woful oxporicnco , together with their
monetary losses , made the boys sick of
tournament ? , and they gave no more ,
but have since devoted themselves to
road riding exclusively.
And what could bo more ecstatic than
a run out into the country * districts
upon a la/.y spring day ; bowling along
the tortuous highways , under soft skies
and in the jocund sunshine , gulp
ing in the cool , invigorating
air , which comes like mi
elixir of life from over the immeasura
ble prairies , and feasting the eye and
brain and soul upon the glories of the
* budding scenery. Nothing ! Comes the
answer from all thoua who know what.it
Adds to life to tatto just such a rambla
upon his byku as this.
The club first secured rooms upon up
per Sixteenth streets , but vacated these
in ' 88 for cosier quarters in the Groonig
block on buutb Thirteenth street. They
remained here for something over a
year when they again moved , this time
to their nUraotivelyappoliitod quarters
on Dodge , between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth streets.
The existing roster of officers la P. N.
Conner , president : K. U. Smith , vice
president ; Perry Badollot , becrotary ;
Frank N. Clurko , treasurer ; Krt Lytlo ,
captain ; G , O , Francisco , lleuUumnt ;
and Perry Bodollot , W. H. Uhodea and
D. M. Lewis , buglers.
The club Is now in a flourishing con
dition in all details , the momborshlp is
Jureo and constantly Increasing. , they
liavo a Bnug.balance in the bank and are-
all as happy as eam < $ at liljjl. tido.
The popular wheel with the majority
of the olub is the Columbia , and many
of , the members own as hand
some machines us can bo bought
in the market. Among the niobt prom
inent racers of the organization tnli/ht
be mentioned Frank T. Mittaur. ( ! uy
Mead , Ed Lytlo , Billv Emerson , Walt
Morris , Billy Townscnd , Ed Smlth.O. O.
Francisco and Jun Joseph ! . Tharo uro
many good riders besides tb m , how-
vor , aad now ones ere crowding to the
front every day. The longest run on
record by any team of the club was
made but Juno by Messrs. Lytlo , Mit-
taur and Clarke , who covered 100 miles
on the road in the splendid time of
fourteen hours.
At cuch annual election of officers in
April the club holds a grand "smoker"
and banquet , and the good things that
are eaten , and the bettor things that
are said , as the boys are gathered
around the festival board on these oc
casions , would make SanchoPanza turn
green with covotousncss and Mun-
chnuson go and cut his trachea.
The full roster of members Is aa fol
lows : W. S. Bacon , Perry Badolott ,
Frank N. Clarke , George Schwary , W.
E. C'oomlo , F. J. Mittour , C. M. Haines ,
Ed. Lytlo , F. N. Conner , A. D. Hughes ,
H. n. Rhodes , W. S. Roberts , E. B.
Smith , G. R. Voss , II. C. Miller , C. A.
Bnmoy , G. W. and T. P. Cramer , Guy
E. Mead , A. E. Schnldor , H. Y. Cook ,
D. M. Lewis , II. T. McCormick , W. D.
Townsend , Joseph Joseph ! , G. C.
Diotz , William Emerson , G. O.
Francisco , O. H. Gordon , J. L.
Livisoy , George Patterson , I. H.
Lathrop , A. C. Uedick , F. V. Freeman ,
W. J. Morris , A. G. O'Reilly , O. M.
Englo , J. E. Eborsole , Walter Sams , L.
E. Ilolton , A. C. JollifTo and W. O. Ur-
lan. Non-resident members : C. M.
Woodman , Scissors , Col. ; G. O. Scrlb-
nor , San Diego , Col. ; G. W. Howard ,
St. Paul , Minn. ; W. E. and H. H.
Wheeler , Lincoln ; Paul A. Colson. Fre
mont ; T. M. Patterson and F. W. Cor-
ruth , Plattsmouth ; H. C. and W. F.
Croary , Salt Lake City.
The L. A. W. uniform has boon
adopted for the season.
A BOGUS COUNT DETECTOR.
Ilow to Dmiiask Pretenders to Titles
of Nobility.
On any One day you can see a dozen
fraudulent noblemen airing themselves
on upper Broadway , says the Now York
Morning Journal.
A bogus baroiij a counterfeit count , a
miscalled marquis , should never impose
on anybody.
How can they be dotoctodV
Easily enough. Suppose you have a
nobleman presented to you ; the Intro
ducer should bo able to vouch for him if
the matter of title is a point in ques
tion.
tion.But
But your bogus nobleman nearly al
ways presents himself. Then go to the
consulate of his country.
There it is cosy to satisfy yourself of
his Identity. Generally sneaking , al-
thoughinot always , real noblemen reg
ister at the consulate on their arrival in
Now York , but every consulate , oven if
the gentleman has not recorded there ,
is more or less able to give information
as to noblemen belonging to their coun
try. Thanks to the English Peerage
( Burko's ' and Dobrott's ) , and the Ger
man Gothaischo , GrnTen and Froihorrn
Calendar , as well as to the army llstd of
both countries , it is pretty easy to got
at the facts. And there are so many
real noblemen and officers of the Gor
man and English armies here in this
city that the Dogus article could easily
bo detected by being confronted with
the roalono. _
The impostor is generally good look
ing and distingue and has a dangerous
knowledge of what he is talking about ,
depending on his good looks and his
chcok'to carry him through. And our
rich girls , blinded by what thoyboliovo
to be the honor of being courted by a
real live lord or count , fall an easy vic
tim to the unscrupulous fortune hunter.
Counterfeit noblemon'and real noblemen -
, men , who , havoso Jar" Jprgotten what is
duo to'tholr name "that'thoy closely re
semble the bad article , abound and al
ways will abound1 in a great cosmopoli
tan city Hkp Now Yqrk. As long as
the prcsent-inordinnto'lovofor titles ex
ists in this.cullghtoncd republic , people
must not bo'oHtonished if they are the
dupes of such as have a smattering of
education and the cheek to call thorn-
sol VPS by a high-sounding title.
All these counterfeit noblemen have
one characteristic that is , on all pos
sible occasions they will brag of their
noble blood descent and will tell the
most Wonderful Stories of their doingsat
homo and of the doing.of their ances
tors generations before them.
The latest specimen who has boon an
noying various families , particularly
that of Mr. William Stein way , repre
sented himself as a nephew of the lat
ter , called Jiimsolf at various times ,
Count Benin , Count von Arnim , Baron
Fodwitz nnd'Variousothor names. What
his real intentions wore have not been
found out as yet. Inspector Byrnes , of
the Metropolitan police , has nipped his
his career in the bud.
A peculiar and rather amusing case
once came under the notice of the
writer , himself for long years aa officer
in the PruRsian service. Ho used to
lunch regularly at a downtown restau
rant , whan one day ho was told by the
proprietor .that ho had an ox-omcor ,
who was down on his luck , as waiter.
The said waiter claimed to DO a Count
X , and said that ho was a first
lieutenant in a crack cavalry regiment
of the guards. The writer was rather
curious to see the waiter , as he had
personally known Count X . Ho
was rather skeptical as to the waiter's
identity , Booing that he told wonderful
stories' of his prowess during the
Franco-Gorman wartho count in reality
having entered the army only after the
close of the campaign.
At last the waiter made his appear
ance , and after having been taken to
task ho acknowledged that ho was not
the count , but was once the count's ser
vant. The latter fact accounted for his
intimate knowledge of the count's fami
ly affairs.
Many are the oases whore American
wives have married bogus noblemen
and suffered , bitterly for it afterward ,
simply because- they did not take the
trouble to make inquiries , but believed
everything the smooth-tongued rascals
said.
said.Tho
The writer was talking the other day
on Fifth avenue with a gontlomanwhca
the name of a mnrqtiin well known in
New York was mentioned. On asking
what nationality the marquis was , he
received an answer :
"Oh , ho is not really a marquis , only
wo all call him so. "
Englishmen , thorough cockneys.como
hero , dropping their h'u and calling
themselves by titles of which Burko's
Peerage ifl guiltier , but they are taken
for "pur sang" because they arc "Eng
lish , you know. " The innocent native
never nreaim of uikitig how it is that
an English nobleman has EH little edu
cation as to drop his h'rf.
The most danirerous are the Italian ,
Spanish and Fivnnh mayqtitfies mid
other noblemen , us title * of nobility ox-
ibllti these countries toauoh an ox tout
that they are really difticuU to classify.
All this mnkos it very hard for such
noblomou who rome here to gut a foot
ing1 In good wwloty. aspooplo have been
so often duped by the spurious article
that when an authentic nmn coinos ho
is nr > t to bo looked on with a dubious
eye.
eye.If the consulates hero are not able to
give information it is easy unough to
write to the American consult ) in Lon
don. Berlin or whatever country the
claimant to the title cornea from to re
ceive authentic information.
But as long as the inordinate craving
of Americans exists for titles , so long
will the American heiress fall an easy
victim to the foreign adventurer who
coinos with a big sounding titla. The
inert ) iiumos nnd tholangcr the title the
THEY-PREACH10 EMPTY PEWS
Don Platt Unearths the Why and
the Wboroforo.
A FEW MELANCHOLY FACTS.
*
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A Great 'Deal of Glory to Oed on
ana No Good Will
to MOM on
Earth.
Vacant Pews nnd Worried Pulpit * .
Don Pintt in Bolford's Magazine :
The homos , so called , of our larger
cities are in a majority of. cases without
comfort , and in nearly all instances
without refinement. The class upon
which wo once so prided oursolvesmado
up of families possessed of n compo-
toncoand enabled through a reasonable
income from steady work to have about
their homos some comfort nnd a few
luxuries , is rapidly disappearing. Wo
have loft us two classes only , made up of
the very rich and the poor. The mer
chant , the mechanic , and oven the com
mon laborer , who once could boast of a
humble homo of his own , nnd enough
steady employment to make that homo
comfortable , is rarely mot with. Wo
believe indeed Unitho exists only in the
imagination of Senator Edmunds. Well-
authenticated statistics Inform us that"
wo have a larger percentage of tenantry
to our population than any people on the
face of the earth. This not only in
cludes our great commercial , mining
and manufacturing centers , but the
rural regions as well. Wo learn that ,
throughout the agricultural regions ,
while the farms lesson in number , the
farmers increase.
Wo know what this mentis. Wo
recognize at a glance that the growth
of our country in national woalthwhich
is claimed to bo amazing , is not a
healthy growth. For that is not healthy
which cives prosperity to a few and
poverty to the musses.
This has been so long nnd so generally
recognized that it has come to bo com
monplace , and pcoplo woarv of its re
iteration. Wo indulgojn this weariness
for the purpose of calling attention tp a
consequence that is not so , familiar. ' *
It is remarked by observant -Jookors-
on from abroad that our laboring classed
are thoroughly ignorant of nrtanCtako ,
no pleasure In contemplating works of
art , as do the like classes in the towns
of Europe. The reason given tor this
is that wo have no specimens in our
highways , and few in galleries. Thq
latter are closed against the laboring
classes on the only day a laborer can
have to visit them , and that is Sunday.
The wrong done our people by this
can scarcely bo overestimated , A taste
for art can generally bo cultivated. It
is quite impossible to educate a people
in science and literature , for this de
pends on intellectual faculties that our
heavenly Father , from his wise purpose
to us unknown , has been very sparing
in distributing. But almost every man
is capable of being taught to adm'iro , if
not love , the beautiful in art. What an
element in the way of social improve
ment or progress this cultivated taste is
we all recognize , and what happens tea
a race that noplocts it wo all know.
Nowit is possible for a people to possess
the highest appreciation of , and ad-1
miration for , art and yet bo semi-bar
barous , for the Christian element is !
necessary to bring about real civiliza-j
tion ; but it is quite impossible for a
race to bo without some cultivation in
the way of art and bo civilized at all.
It is not strange , to a thoughtful ob
server , to note that as a nation wo are
on the down-grade. Such an observer
from abroad cannot cross Broadway , for
example , without learning that life and
limb are in peril from a community thati
has more law and less order than any
people the world over ; Ho is prepared
to learn then that the galleries of art
such as exist are closed against the
poor , and he is ready to receive without
wonder the further fact that our
churches also arc closed against the
poor. - ,
It is this last truth thatis , somewhat
new In the way of being rocogJii'/.od , al
though quite old as a matter of fact.
At a convoeatioriof protestant "minis
ters hold at Chickoring hall last No
vember , on behalf of the protestant ,
community of Now Yorlc , the following ,
was officially stated aa to the roligiaus
condition of the city. ' f. $
"The population of Now York city
has for years boon , steadily and rapidly
increasing , while at the same titno the
number of churches has been relatively
decreasing. In 1840 thofe was one
protestant church to ovory'2,400 people ;
in 1880 , one to 3,000 ; and in , 1887 , one to
. " * '
4,000.
Now , to this startling admission'conld
bo added another , no less deplorable ,
and that is that tho.nttondanco- has de
creased more rapidly than the * cjiurchos-
and , in such as. npw remain open a
bovouth part of the , tira.oVtheref is an
exhibit of empty Boats"quite1 dojmJsslng
to a minister. If we v"coiu iafer' the
protestant population onlyjjpt one-
tenth are church attondants'pdi not a
tenth of these are trao believers/ > ,
The reason foc'this deplorable- condi
tion was much discussed by Mho good
man making up the clerical convention ,
and the prevailing opinion seemed to
bo. as gathered from the utterancesthat
this dishonrtunlng result came from the
the active interference of the catholic
clergy or papists , as our friends term
them.
There was much truth in this. The
pealouH "papists" are certainly making
great inroads upon our population ; but ,
admitting that they take largo numbers
from the prptcstont churches , there yet
remains a vast pcoplo that the so-called
papists have not intluonced , nor indeed
as yet approached. What then is the
cause of this irreligious condition'/
We believe that wo can help our
clerical friends to a solution of this re
ligious mystery. It comes from n lack
of consideration for the masses they
Book to instruct. There is a want of
sympathy for the poor , 'that not only
shuts the galleries of art from the labor
ing classes , but closes the protestant
churches also.
These structures , while scarcely to bo
classed as works of art for they are
carefully divested of all that appeals to
good taste are yet luxurious affairs at
which the rich and well-born , in purple
and line linen , are expected to attend.
They are more social than religious
affairs , and there is no place for the
rugged , oven if such appeared from a
publiu bnth , duly cleansed of their of
fensive dirt. To make this c.xclusivo-
nosa complete , the churches are filled
with paws that , like boxes at the opera ,
are the property of subscribers able to
pay for such luxuries. True , certain
powu are reserved as free seats for the
poor ; hut the class sought thus to bo
accommodated are averse to being put
in their poverty on exhibition , as it
worn , even for the luxury of hearing a
Bolomu-toned clergyman whobo theo
logical gymnastics ura as much buyond
the comprohuiiHlon of the hearers us
they are beyond that of the reverend
orator himself.
To rfaliro our condition in this re
spect , lot our reader imagine , if ho can ,
our blessed Savior and his apostles
entering bodily , to-day , one of these
edifice * built to Ills worship. Weary
and travel-staiuod , clad in the coarsest
of garmonw , r the procession would
scarcely Btaft , alongiho dim-lit aisle bo-
ford that muStck-o creation of Nature in
ono of hot > * est economical moods , the
sexton , would hurry forward to repel
further invasion of that most respecta
ble snnctuo.rjj-pf God. Our Savior would
.be informed that somewhere In the out
lying spnccB'oTpovorty-strlckon regions
there was jkjinission Ifouso suitable- for
such an Ho. * '
Wo musto nftl bo understood aa inti
mating , lot tilono assorvating , aught
against thljlnd | of Christianity. It is
so much botyor thnn none that wo fool
kindly towaM it. Tno religious evolu
tion that develops a respectable sort of
religious purity , that builds a marble
pulpit nnd velvet-cushioned pews , is all
well enough if it quiets the conscience
and soothes with trust the death-bod of
oven Dives , Wo regard a Salvation
army , that makes a burlesque of re
ligion as It goes shouting with its toot-
horns and stringed instruments , as to
bo tolerated , because it is bettor than
thn Bob Ingorsolls. Wo only seek to
inform the well-meaning teachers of
the religion of to-day why it is that
they preach to empty pews.
Few of u9 are aware of what wo are
doing when wo close our galleries and
churches , and open our saloons to the
poor. This last , so far , has proved Im
possible. But lot our hot gospellers ,
whoso creed , is based on "Bo-it-cn-
acted , " visit any ono of the poor abodes
of the laborers denied admission to
innocent places of amusement on the
only holiday they have for such recrea
tion. Such investigator will descend tea
a subterranean excavation dug in the
sowor-gas-filterod earth , whore the
walls sweat disease and death. These
are homos for humanity. ' Or ho will
ascend rotten stairways to crowded
rooms , heated to suffocation by pesti
lent air poispncd by over-used breath
for men , women , and children , packed
In regardless of health , comfobt , 'and
decency. These are the so-called homos
of thousands and thousands : nnd the
wonder is , not that they die , bub that
they live. Wo send millions of money
with missionaries to foreign shores : to
our own Hosh and blood wo send the po
lice. Loving care and patient .help are
bestowed on distant pagans ; poor houses ,
prisons , and wrath are the fate awarded
to our brothers at homo.
A little way from these abodes of
misery and crime the saloon is open ,
with its gilded iniquity , warmcheprful ,
and stimulated with liquid insanity in
bottles and boor kegs. Do wo wonder
that the churches are empty and the
saloons crowded11 ,
The advont.of our blessed Savior was
heralded by the an them of the heavenly
hosts , that sang "Glory to God on high ,
nnd peace and good-will to men on
earth. " The few sad years of our "Re
deemer's life among men wore passed
with the poor , the sinful , and the ser
rowing. W.ojhavo to-day much glory
to God on liiKhj and no good-will to men
on carthT A
Your clilirc ics doorcase in number as
the popula io .swells , O brethren , be-
. 'jus for Pleasure
"You hav § n > Jden , " said _ Charley Molon-
noy yestewfayp"how | many pcoplo' come
down'to Manama every day to see the improvements -
provements jf which they read in THE BEE.
At the first gltico ( tlib greater part of them ,
are disappainto& for.tho , water is drawn-
down to a very low stage , to facilitate the
work on. the .dam.--Thoy naturally expect to
find fiffeen or twenty feet of water , so their
feelings on first sight may easily bo im
agined. ' ,
They think that they have boon sold , and
then they comb arolmd and ask derisively if
the big mud bar at the upper end of the lake
Is one of tbo recent acquisitions. I actually
believe that my telescope is called into requi
sition twenty times a day to show wh t is.
being done there. Of the 'hundreds.who
have called there , not ono has gene away
dissatisfied with the outlook. It will take a
few moro days work before the gate can bo
opened and the lak'o filled up.
The piling for the dam Is all driven , nnd a
largo amount of dirt has boon carted in' ; butane
ano hcr Job yet to bo done is the building of
n rip rap to protect the bank. It won't ' take
long after Captain Hathaway gets home to. ,
finish it.1'
"You ought to go down and see what the
boatmen nrodomg. The C. B. Alavno is al
ready launched and has made her initial trtp
of the season. The Now Gem is being over
hauled and will bo ready for , use in a few
days. The Nellie Keller is in tUo water and
will bo used Monday to carry over , the hay
bales thdt are to bo used at thodam. Nothing
has been done with the M. F. Hohror as'yqt ,
but she is to bo .remodeled. Heavier Jnachinr ;
nery is to bo put in , and she will Ko'otia'nged' ,
to n sldo-wheol steamer. The ongfnos now
in her will bo used to run uleotric.llght
machinery for lighting/the / hotel andgrotinds.
You see there is going to bo a vast differeiic'0
between the Manawa of 1883 and thc-'Manawa
of8S9. ' " -
Notice or Dissolution. ijcf' = " ' " ;
Notice is hereby given that tho'oo-
partnership heretofore existingbat > veen
H. A. Ballengor nnd C.H , , SrultlI.
doing business at Council Bluffs , Id. ,
under the firm name and style of C. H.
Smithriins been dissolved by my with
drawal irom said firm.
Dated at Council Bluffs , la. , this 23d.
day of March , 1889. C. H. Ssrmt.
In the Tolls.
K. E. Nichols was arrested yesterday and
the charge of obtaining property nndor false
pretenses entered opposite his name on the
pollco rcgister. It is stated that Nicnols is
(
wanted in half a dozan places on this charge ,
among them being Topeka , Kan. , and Hast
ings , Nob. , where ho secured quito a sum on
a fraudulent patent right scheme. After
being lodged behind the bars it was found
that ha is an old offender here , and was
wanted for work done In this section throe
years ago. Ho is a vary smooth crook , and
has been so successful that ho seemed to
chink ho could not bo apprehended , and became -
came carolcss ult is not yet known whether
ho will bo prosecuted on the local cuargo or
taken to thd ijtoo of other crimes.
Try a Sn&t ! Jlosa. Finest smoke in
the world. " 'B&a ' thojjig ad.
ChfftftK\iqu \ A < ciiembljr >
Tno first sosswaof tbo Council Bluffs and
Omaha ChauTmfjua assembly will onen Juno
13 and contlfftl Hull July 4 , 1889. This will
'afford sovenUi jbys of the best entertainment - '
ment over glrmj n the west.
To proporf pftjvido for this ontorpmo re
quires a largo/mount of hard work and con
siderable m < nio r
Tlicro is ajj4yjy prepared a programme of
the best toaeh f-s , lecturers , musicians , etc. ,
m tno land , uiitjivo still need suitable build
ings to presciiUJc to advantage.
Will the ffidihu of Chautauqua come for
ward without ( iclay with the promised funds
for this workr Will every ono now help to
complete success what Is BO nearly assured !
Work will be resumed Monday , March U5 ,
and will ba pushed without a moment's delay
if the people of Council Bluffs and Omaha
give the support it so richly deserves.
This year's success is the success for the
futu ray ears.
Will every 'friend of CUautauqua now do
all his duty }
The art exhibit , to begivon'by Misses
Itobue and Hatoher , will open tomorrow
row , the 25th inet. , nnd continue until
the 30th , Open every afternoon and
evening. Small admittance fee.
. ,
A Chllil Acoldnntally Shot.
Another accident resulted In this city yes
terday , und was directly traceable to leaving
tire arms where cnlldron could get them.
Several children wera playing at the West
ern house , on Upper Hroadway , and the toy
pistol with which they were uuiuslng thorn-
selves got out of order. Ono ot thorn know
where thcro wna n "truly" pistol in ft bu
reau drawer nnd proceeded to got it , Unfor
tunately it was loaded , , nnd In snapping It It
was discharged. The ball took effect in the
thigh of a little girl , who was ono of the
party. A physician was summoned nnd the
ball extracted. The Injury will not prove
very serious , but it was a narrow escape
from permanent Injury.
Smoke the "Santo Rosa. " Best lOo
cigar mado. 16,000,000 sold in 1883.
Caught in the Act-
A sneak thief made an attempt to steal n
bolt of silk valued at $100 from the store of
Bono & Co. last evening. Ho was quite well
dressed and slid the silk under his overcoat.
The act was seen by ono of the olorks nnd
the proprietors wcro notified. A close wntch
was kept on him and n policeman was in
waiting when ho stopped outsido. The prop
erty was found upon him ns ho was attempt
ing to get away. Ho was taken to the pollco
statlbn where ho gave the name of Copolamt.
His chances for n term nt Fort Madison are
remarkably good.
Klsonmn'a Great Challenge Sale Mon
day.
Wo challenge every hougo in Council
BlutTs or Omnna. not alone regular re
tail dry goods houses , but also jobbqrs
ot dry goods , to moot our prices. Bring
this paper with you and convince your
self that wo have all these goods In
stock ( plenty of them ) that wo advortlso ,
and at the exact prices as advortiscd.
Read every item carefully :
Domestic department in basement.
Great combination nickel (6c ( ) sale.
150 pcs. dross gingham , So per yd.
100 pcs. Scotch zophor ginghams , Co
per yd.
175 pcs. American sateens , 5c per yd.
3 cases fine challi detains. 60 per yd.
2 cases fine bleached muslin , yard
wide , Cc per yd.
CO pcs. heavy cboviott shirting , 60
per yd.
75 pcs. half wool dross plaids , 60
per yd.
8 bales all linen towelling , 5c per yd.
60 do/ , good lOc towels at 5c each.
10. pcs. good 40 inch wide scrim at 5o
per yard.
05 pcs. checked nainsook white goods ,
5e per yard.
125 pcs. India linen wbito goods , 5c
p6r yard.
175 pcs. extra fine embroideries , 6c
per yard.
130 pcs. very good oriental laces , 5o
per yard.
800 doz. ladies' , Missos'and children's
plain and fancy hose , all sizes , 5c a pair.
All of our best dross linings , 6c a
yard.
500 doz. men's seamless socks , 5c a
pair.A .
A lot of extra fine barber towels , 6c
each.
A lot of Huck towels , 5e each.
Hotels , restaurant keepers end bar
bers should not fall to attend this great
challenge sale.
All of the above mentioned items will
bo turned loose at Co a yard for Mon
day's s lo.
MONSTER UNDERWEAR SALE.
Here is where you c an get a gold dollar
lar for 20 cents.
On last Monday wo sold 100 dozen
gauze ribbed silk finished undervests
for ladies nt lOc each. They wont like
hotcakes , and at noon last Monday all
wore sold. Now wo propose to outdo
our former efforts by selling a much
bettor quality , a regular COc vest , to
morrow at lOc each. Quantity limited
to two garments to each purchaser.
At 12ic 300 doz finest gau o Jersey
fitting vests at 12jo or two for 25c , worth
75c each. Quantity limited to tWo gar
ments to each purchaser.
At 096 35 doz all silk ladies' Jersey
ribbed vests at 09c each ; sold elsewhere
for $1.50 each.
Great challenge bnrgainsMn muslin
underwear this week. Prices way down.
Quality , finish and workmanship supe
rior to any offered in this market.
48c kid gloves , worth $1.
09c kid gloves , worth $1.50.
OUR MONDAY KID GLOVE SALE.
At 48c a pair 4 , C and C button , em
broidered back kid gloves' in black ,
drab , tans and browns , two pairs for
each purchaser at 48c.
At. 09o a pair Best French kid gloves
all sizes and colors , best makes , includ
ing the Harris Bros. , Foster Bros , and
ether well known makers at G'Jc ' a pair ,
worth 81.50. Quantity limited to two
pairs to each purchaser.
Mail orders received up to Monday
evening on kid gloves will receive at-
tbntiou. All mail orders. not in by that
mail will not be filled at the above
prices.
JERSEY CAPS.
Just the thing for boys' and girls
spring wear.
, . ' .27 dozen loft and 2o eacb is the price
for Mdnduy as long as tboy will last.
Coma early for them.
RUBBER GOSSAMERS.
Only'100 on hand , to bo sold Monday
mornfn'g at 39c each. Quantity limited
'onato ' each purchaser. Regular
'
SILK' UMBRELLAS POR MONDAY
4 A"t 81.25 each. 75 silk umbrellas 20
nnd 28-inch. Gold and oxidised silver
handle's. Elegantly finished and war
ranted to give good wear. Price for
Monday 81.25 each , regular value $2.50.
Handkerchief and hosiery bargains
for this week at ono-hulf of former
p.rlcas. Having purchased an immense
i leek from an importer at one-half of
regular value , wo propose to supply our
customers with hosiery and hanakor-
chiefs at a , less price * than over quoted
before. Ladles buying bettor grades
of goods are especially invited to call
and inspect our line of embroidered
handkerchiefs , which wo propose to
slaughter Monday.
At 4 Jc cuch , 07 doz. real hand om-
brofdorcd shear linen handkerchiefs ,
worth from $1.25 to $2.50 each ; our price
for this special sale is 49c. Quantity
limited to i doz. to each purchaser.
At 29c each , 135 doz. real hand work
shear linen handkerchiefs worth from
75c to $1.25 each.
Thousands of dozens Indies' handker
chiefs at 2c. 5c , 8c , lOo , 12c , 15o. 20o and
25c eacb will bo offered at this bale.
Wo can assure the patrons of our house
that they will bo agreeably disappointed
weeii they see the quality of this ele
gant lino.of goods at such low pricos.
Don't fail to see thorn.
We also otter bargains in dress goods.
Bargains in silks.
Bargains in linens.
Bargains In black clmntilla laces.
Bargains in corsets and rushlngs dur
ing this week's challenge salo.
CHALLENGE PRICES ON GENTS'
FURNISHING GOODS THIS WEEK.
600 dome n 'a seamless i hose , regular
price 12jc , at fie.
125 do/eii men's seamless } hose , regu
lar price lac , at 8c.
160 do/o n men's baibrlggan i hose , 3
pair for 25c.
60 do/en men's baibrlggan under
bill rts at 125c , worth 40o.
75 dozen men's balbriggan under
shirts at 15o each , worth 50o.
60 dozen men's extra silk neckties ,
new spring patterns and colorings at
19c each , regular 60o tie.
Challenge price IDo each.
Our goods are all fresh and now. Wo
ofTor our entire stock ut such extraordi
nary low prices that tlioso who need
anything in our line within the next
few months can save gooa money by
buying now , at
HENHY EISEMAN & CO.'S
People's Store ,
Council BlutTu , la.
Mail orders receive prompt attention ,
The Swedish Citlsonn Have an Or
ganization and Building ,
DESTINED TO DO MUCH GOOD.
Improvements at Orolghton College
Formal Installation of n 1'nstor nt
the Nowninn M. K. Church The
Denominations Generally.
Swedish Kvangcllanl Mission Church.
In n qulot , unobtrusive way this organiza
tion bos boon steadily pushing towards com
pletion their pleasant nnd attractive church
edifice. Even ns it now stands in its unfin
ished stnto , at the corner of Davenport nnd
Twenty-third streets , It Is a monument to the
ontorimso , industry and Uavotfon of the so
ciety it icproacnts , and a promise of great
food , not only to the nationality Immediately
Interested , but to tie | city at largo. Made up
almost entirely as its church membership Is
of artisans , laborers and their families , nnd
domestics , it has no wealthy niombor or cap
italist to look to for assistance In an emer
gency , or in n long-continued , strenuous ef
fort , as have so many of our other metropol
itan churches. But this may not bo alto-
Kuthor a misfortune. It 1ms substituted
largely for this lack n scU-deninI and liberal
civlnp in time , nnd work , nud money , to
know which would oxctto the admiration and
stir the depths of every generous soul , Num
bers of heads of families , as wall as others ,
have given wcolcs of work upon the building ,
taking In return , In some Instances , n more
nominal sum for their Individual board ,
while others have given outright. Domestics
have cuoorfully glvon of their hard earned
wairos for the bulldlncr nnd furnishing of
their edifice in amounts that would put to
shame the gifu of inany a prosperous and
well-to-do person. The result is there ;
stands within less than two months' tluio of
completion ; a neat nnd tasteful structure ,
sixty feet by seventy-six foot In its dimen
sions , having in Its basement an inviting
room which furnishes 000 sittings , while its
lofty auditorium , with Its gallery , will nrtord
from 1.200 to 1,400 Bluings. The basement is
well adapted for weekly devotional meetings
nnd Sabbath school purposes , unless , indeed ,
it should prove , ns some other of our cen
trally located church edifices have , too small ,
even at the beginning of its occupancy. Al
ready has this basement boon crowded to
overflowing at its weekly meetings. This
otherwise convenient nnd pleasing building
represents the skill and taste of Mr. F. M.
Ellis , its architect , anu its construction is
being carried to completion in a thoroughly
workmanlike manner under the supervision
of Mr. O. Luudstrom , builder.
This church so young and so interesting
has virtually had the pastorate of only llov.
J. A. Hultman. Previous to his being called
to its charge It had enjoyed the ministerial
services of others for only short periods.
When ho took it the church was yet feeble ,
small in numbers , nnd without nn abiding
homo. Occasionally it was glad to avail
itself of the hospital shelter of the Tenth
street mission for Sabbath services. But
under the faithful charge of this young nnd
able pastor , it has grown to its present largo
membership , representing In its eight years
pastorate work nnd results which a life-long
service of manv another would bo glad to
show. Only this winter Just past , a deep ,
quiet work of divine grace has Boon going
on , which has influenced members to n now
nnd bettor life , and which will result hi an
addition to the membership of this church of
over ono hundred persons. So unheralded
nnd unobserved has been this work that no
doubt to largo numbers , uerhaps to
n largo majority of citizens of
this metropolis this announcement
will ho an item of news. But then , "The
kingdom of God cometh not with observa
tion. " This work hns for weeks called ouc
from Pastor Hultman almost incessant
efforts and labor , whion has boon shared and
lightened by the efficient aid of his brother ,
Hev. F. O. Hultman. What the effects for
good will bo , of only this ono winter's work ,
who can compute oven In its welfare to this
conimunitv ? Into how many households
throughout this'city will many a domestic
enter with a lighter heart , and a moro con
scientious devotion to their duties because
of this divine work. But better yet. What
will bo the effect of this moral lighthouse In
this community.for all coming time through
its immediate influence upon a factor of so
ciety whoso honorable boast it is that it has
never produced an anarchist , and whoso
ready assimilation into honest , downright ,
American citizenship is evident to all ?
Creifjhton College Improvements.
The Itov. Father Shoffcl is much pleased
with the now four-story % vlcg , a recent addi
tion to Crcighton college. It is on the south-
cast end of the building and is quite a feature
of this excellent structure. The basement is
used for a dining room and culinary depart
ment. The other three floors arc alike
as to finish and will be used as
private rooms for the professors. There are
live room ? on each floor , and with the largo
halls are -light ; and airy. The walls are decorated -
orated with' elegant pictures taken from
Italian masterpieces. . The addition is sup
plied ' with all the recent and
modern conveniences , including electrical
appliances' . They also connect with the
church. Tbo wing is so constructed that an
addition may bo added to it and then connect
in1 the West and'north with the main bulld-
if necessary , thus leaving a court in the
center. The addition is of pressed brick and
stono. It was constructed at a cost of5,01)0. ) .
Opening of Nowiiinn M. H. Church.
As previously announced in Tun Ben , the
Newman Methodist Episcopal church will
bo formally opened this evening. Bishop J.
P. Newman , for whom the church has been
named , ' will conduct the services nnd preach
at7tt : ! ) . The church , which for the pastalx
years has boon occupied by the Congreg.i-
tlonallsls , has been newlv painted and fres
coed throughout and presents an altogether
inviting appearance. Hov. James E. Ensign ,
the newly appointed pastor , arrived from
New York yesterday and will at onca enter
upon his pastoral duties. The Sunday
school of this church was organized two
weeks since nnd already numbers two
hundred.
Itcligtous Notes.
The report of cltv mission work for the
two weeks ending Murcli 2) , showa a steady
interest in'this worthy charity.
Uov. W. Uoland Williams will nreich this
evening at the Welsh Presbyterian ohurch
in English. Subject , "Conscrenoo. "
Tno ladles of the South Tenth Strcot
McthodUt church gave an entertainment
Thursday evening at the rosldenco of A. .f.
Harmon , 814-Plerco street. It was largely
attended.
Kov. O , A. Williams , of Lincoln , will bo in
Omaha next week and assist Pastor Lamar
in conducting a nodes of nightly revival
meeting * at the Firet Baptist ohurch , com
mencing Monday at730 ; p. m.
St. John's ( Jdllogiato church will soon bo
supplied with a lot of now oil painted sta
tion , representing tbo different scones of the
pa&slnn of Christ. They will bo presented
to the church by John A. Croiphton and will
cost I1.40J ,
Excavations for the new First Methodist
church , which will be located at Twentieth
and Davenport streets , will soon commence- .
The contract for the structure will be lot
within the next ten day * . It Is oxpouted
that the odlfluo will bo road v for ocuup.int-y
by the Urat of next January.
"Earnest Heed" will ba the morning theme
of Elder J. li. Johiihon at tbo Walnut Hill
Christian church. Nightly the revival tires
are brightly burning , and twenty-four huvu
been almady added to the church. At the
lo.it Bcrvicu standing room was at a premium
and nine persons wore baptized.
I'lrst-Uaptist Church Strangors' Sabbath
homo , corner Fifteenth and Davenport
street * . Itov. A.V. . Lanmr , piutor. Protvoh-
Ing at 10iO : ! a..in. uiul TUO ; p. in , Evnuiog
thetnoi "Tho Secretary of the Treasury
Converted. " Sabbath school ut I'i ci.
Prayermcotlng Wednesday ovdnint ; lit 7t : : < > .
Y. P.S. C. E. Friday at 7K ! ) . All ure cor
dially Invited. Beats frco.
Recently a ( Hurtling report has been made
to congress on the sutiis of the uivorco lawu
of the United States by a committee ap
pointed to investigate the subject , under tbn
direction of Labor CouuuUalonur Wriuhl ,
Now light oii'tho laws relating marriatrri
anil divorce and the evils proct-odiu there
from will bo Htiod upon the question from
the poni of such eminent men ns Bishop v
John I * . Newman , Senator Shot-man , Mossrti.
Carlisle , Adams nnd Bishop AVhlpplo , Kat * <
Field , Bnrnh 1C. Ilolton , Marlon Hnrlnnd ,
Ulshop Whitehead nnd others. They all
ngrco tlmt there Is urgent need of n change , ,
To-day U the third Sunday In Lent ,
Wlnln soclofy and every thing hns boon at & <
lull the Episcopalian nnd Catholics hava
been m moultntlon nnd religious work. Bonn
Qanlnor , of Trinity cathedral , hail boon , hold
ing daily service nt the church anil nt tha
noon-day hour norvlcoi for busln6 s tnon
have boon hold In the United States National
bunk building. They hnvo only boon of fif
teen minutes' duration , but n largo number
of business uiou whn have not boon.abloto
go to the church attended them , and , , appar
ently the meetings nro becoming tuoro.lutor-
ostlng every dnv ni the crowtl IncroaROs.
To-morrow will bo the first of the annuncia
tion.
tion.Tomorrow night HUhop Nowmnn will bo
In Grand Island for the purpose of establish
ing a now Methodist church , which the * people -
plo of that place think they nro much In ncod
of. The following night ho will bo In Konrnoy ,
In which place ho will talk la behalf of the
Methodist university nnd the church ot that
city. Hoturmngto Omnhnho will lecture
Thursday night nt the first Mothodlst olrnrch
on "The Christian Outlook of the World. " On
that evening all the Methodist churches
of Omaha will unite to hoar the dttcourso.
A meeting of the Methodist clergyman wns
hold last Tuesday afternoon nua tl\oy de
cided to request the bishop to talk ubou tha
subject mentioned. A commlttoo of the min
isters was appointed to wait upon him nnd
ask him to deliver the lecture. It wiU "P- * bean
an exclusive gathering of Methodists , but the
ministers and members of ether Christian
denominations nro Invltod to bo present ,
Previously It was announced tbat'tho now
St. Mary's nvonuo Mothodlst church , which.
Is now known ns the John P. Newman
house of worship , would bo dedicated to-'dny.
Such Is not the case. The church will ba
opened to-night , but will not bo dedicated
until it is frco from debt. The property cost
the congregation about $10,000 , when ft was
purchased from the St. Mnry's avenue con-
gregntlonnltst society , and the now organiza
tion does not want to put any moro oncum-
braiico on the institution than it is obliged
to put. Conscnuontly tbo dedication
of the church will bo delayed for so ma time.
To-night It will bo merely ououod and Ulshop
Newman will prenoh the Initial sermon. In
the morning ho will preach a missionary
sermon in Council Bluffs. J. E. EnsioRO" ,
Into of the Young Men's ' Christian Associa
tion , who has recently boon preaching in
Now York state , arrived In the city Friday.
Ho will bo installed pastor of the church in
question.
BLONDINS * NErTvF. .
Ho Still Waltcs the Hope Althoiifjh
* Now Sixty-five.
Blondin hns lately boon up to htg old
rope tricks In London , says tbo Star ot
that city. The other- week bo was hold
ing the little boys at the world's fair
spell bound , and sending the memory of
many n father back to his own boyhood
days. For London saw Blondin oh the
rope thirty years ago. * 'I wonder1 il ho
over moans to rotiroi1" was the remark
a Star man overheard In the sudden
stillness twhich had fallen on the.fair ,
while tnc omletto was being cookod.
"Ah , I wonder , " was the response.
And the Star man. wondered , too , So ,
after tasting the omelette , while sitting
tremblingly on the top of Wombwoll'B
lion cage , our reporter sought put M.
Blondin and plainly put the question to
him.
"No , " said Blondin , rubbing with oil
tbo knco in which be now has an oc
casional twinge of rheumatics.
"I'm sixty-five now and I've boon at
it since I was four. I don't think I ever
shall retire. 1 have tried seclusion and
it don't suit mo. I am only happy
when I'm on the rope and before the
public. " H
"Doyou find your nerve at aU'failing
youV" the Star man ventured to ask *
"Nqt in the loaat , " said Blondin. "I
am not so slim as 1 was once. ( Hereto
looked down i-atbor regretfully at his
very portly form. ) I now weigh , thir
teen stone and over , but I am as safe
on my rope as ovor. I may not bo quito
so active us I was once , but I aui quito
as safe.
Blondinyould be ready now at sixty-
five to cross Niagara. His performance
at the Fail- was quito as dangerous as
that historical feat , for if ho had fallen
there was no not to save him. There
waa only the tough roof of ono of the
inonagerio caravans to break his , fall
into a lion's den. The Star , raau
ruminating on this , asked , "Have you
over had a foil ? " "Never , " said
Blondin. "I once had a slip as It was
leaving the rope at the Crystal Palace ,
but that was entirely the' fault of my
attendant. And then I dld't fall ; I
caught the rope. " >
"How thick is the rope you ube ? "
"An inch and three-quarters 'in di
ameter. Butif a rope as thin as this"
( and ho took up a pen ) "would boar mo
I should bo just as safe on it. The Yopo
I use is only as. thick ns it is , bacausp a
thinner one wouldn't boar the strain.
Not only my weight has * to bo consid
ered , but the length * of the ropealso.
People call.ita tight-rope , but it isn't ;
it can't bo got tight , U dips quite 12
foot in the middle , and when I take my
bicycle ride across it' , it's hard work
during the last half of the jdurnoyrid-
ing uphill. "
" ' the first ' Mr.
"Wero'yoU r6pe-walhcr' , .
Blondin' ( Your name is jriost intimately
associated with the ropOjOxcopling. or-
haps , that of "Sorry. ' ' + ,
"Well , no , not the firat ropo-wnlkor.
But I was the first performer on the high
horizontal rope , My predecessors used
to walk up a sloping rope. I was the
first man , too , to go across Niagara. Al
together , I have boon backwards and
forwards across Niagara 800 times.
Other people have imitated mobut they
haven't , ns I-have , dared to play any
tricks on the rope. "
"Do you find it necessary to practice
when you are not before tno public1 '
"Oh , no. If I don't touch the" rope for
twelve months I can go upon it as confi
dently as ovor. "
Among the ether interesting joints
the Star man loanied it ; that Blondin
prefers England to live in ; ho Is very
temperate in eating and drinking ; and
bo uocs'nt , as some people might s.up-
pose , sloop on a clothes-lino.
California Orchard * .
The oldest orchard and for that rea
son , if no. other , the boat la that of
William O'Connor , wno caino to Po
mona in 1875 , and two years later setout
out his trees , numbering 700 , says a S
Pomona , Cnl. , correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Coininorcial-Ga/.otto , This or
chard differs from thp majority in ono
respect ; the pruning knife lina never
touched ono of the trees and the
branches are weighted to the ground
with the yellow frnlt. The proprietor
gave us the history of his orchard and
an account of his labor ; how , for eight
years after ho had planted the trues , ho
plowed around them and irrigated the
land , nnd it was not till the expiration
of that period that he gat ho rod any
fruit. This variety does not mature
until thirty years of ago , or rutlmr it is
not at its best until that timo. It cer
tainly is a beautiful sight to look down
the long vistas , the dark green of the
trees lit up by the golden hue of tbo
fruit , the branches bending down and
fairly tempting you to reach oucyoui
hand and pluck ono. But touch notl
The proprietor will out off as many as
you like to cavry , but ho will not , allow
you to break ns much ns a stnglq btpm ,
If ho Is not with you don't attempt to
take oven an orange , for if r-aught tlmt
unlucky fruit will cost ypn a * { ( Inc.
This law Is btrlotly enforced * nb\ \ . for
Inking the fruit , but for damaging jho
trnc , and a tenderfoot ( I must UHO tha
expression ) will invariably break * . j
branch while trying to pull an-oijijigo ,
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