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IgE OMAHA PAjgiY BEE SUNDAY MAT 10 , 1880.--TWENTY-FOUR PAGES.
A GREAT TION FOR OMAHA
Having purchased tlie entire * stock of a large , well Iknown eastern Instalment House , whose doors
were closed by the sheriff. We have removed this entire stock to our premises , 613-615 N.
16th St. bet. California and Webster Sts < ? where we will place on sale tomorrow , May 20th. 1889.
The Largest , Newest , Finest and Cheapest Stock of Furniture , Carpets , Stoves and Household Goods , ever Displayed in
One Estafcllstacot and Under One Root in Omaha ,
Which we will sell AS AN ADVERTISEMENT * * ! ! ! ! for this week only , at about one half regular prices , or 20 per cent less than
Bed Room Suites $12.00 , former price $18 , sold elsewhere $22.00
Purler Sullen 28.00 , former price $ 10.00 , sold elsewhere 60.1(0 ( Fancy Polished Rockers $3.50 , former price $6.00 , sold elsewhere $ 7.60
. . Cane Sent Rockers $1.60 , former $2.60. Hold elsewhere 3.60
Folding IJcds $24.60 , former price $ ' (2.60 ( , Hold olsowhcro 40.00 price
Side Boards $15.00 , former price 22.50 , sold elsewhere ! ! 0.00 Wood Sent Chairs . ' ! f > o , former price oc , sold elsewhere 05
. Stoves $0.60 , former 814.00 , hold elsewhere 18.00
Jlut Racks $ iJ.OO , former price $10.00 ; sold elsewhere 13.00 price
Hook Cases S'l.OO ' , former price $9.00 , sold elsewhere 12.00 Brussels Carpels 50e. former price 8Qc , sold elsewhere 1.00
Lounges 5.00 , former price $8.00 , sold elsewhere 11.00 Ingrains l3c ! , former 50c. bold elsewhere 05
Hod Lounges $ ! > .5 ( ) , former price $14 , sold elsewhere 18.00 Irish Brussels2le , former price 40 , hold elsewhere 60
. Luce Curtains $1.00 , former price $2.00 , sold elsewhere. . . 3.00
Pillar Extension Table $1.00 , former price $0 , sold elsewhere 8.00
Dining Tables $2.75 , fdrmor price S-I.OO , sold olsowhcrp 0.00 Bnby Carriages $3.75 , former price Sli.OO , told elsewhere. 8.00
. " . Refrigerators $11.00 , former ice $10.00 , sold elsewhere. 20.00
I3cdstonds $1.8. ) , former price $ ! t.OO , sold elsewhere 4.o ( ) pi
. . Ice Boxes $4.75 , former 87.60 , bold elsewhere 0.00
Springs $1.00 , former price $ ' 1.00 , sold elsewhere 4.00 price
Comforts 76c , former price $1.25 , sold elsewhere 2.00 Gasoline Stoves $ . ' ) .5 ( ) , former price $6.00 , sold elsewhere. 0.00
. Plush rockers W.60 , former $14.00. sold elsewhere 18.00
Wash Boilers 07c , former price $1.2-5 , sold elsewhere 1.75 price
. . Toilet Sots $1.95 , former $2.75 , sold elsewhere 4.00
Mrs. Potto'Irons $1.10 , former price $1.76 , sold elsewhere 2.60 price
Wood Palls 1 Ic , former price 20c , sold elsewhere ; io Decorated Tea Sots $4.60 , former price $7.50 , sold elsewhere 0.00
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THOUSANDS OF OTHER ARTICLES IN SAME PROPORTIONALS
So that everybody can avail themselves of our "Great Buying-In Sale. " Whether they have the ready cash or not , we will sell all these goods
' on easy weekly or monthly payments , without extra charge or interest.
$10 worth of goods , $ i per week or $4 per month. $50 worth of goods , $2 per week or $ S per month. $100 worth of goods , $3 per week or $12 par nm'i. ! :
$25 worth of goods , § 1.50 per week or $6 per month. $75 worth of goods , $2.50 per week or $10 Per month. $200 worth of goods , $5 per week or § 20 per month.
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interest asked. No security required. Come at once. Avoid the rush. No trouble to show goods. Polite attention to all. Everybody invited to
inspect our goods , terms and prices.8
613-615 North Sixteenth Street e ester , Directly
Ooen at night.
Goods sold and delivered free in Council Bluffs , South Qmalia , Fort Omaha e > nd Florence. Specia1 inducements to parties starting housekeeping
OMAHA'S ' OLD TIME EDITORS ,
Dr. QeorgoL. Miller's Bcmlnlsoonooa
of the City's Early Days.
HE HAD A HATFUL OF EDITORIALS
I'ccullnrltlcH of One of the Old
Timers Evolution of a Daily-
Dps and Downs of Political
PnrtlcH and Ijcndcrs.
In our 'last discussion of the news
papers and ' newspaper men of early
times in Omaha , something was said
about the real founder of the Republi
can and the real founder of the republi
can party in the territory of Nebraska ,
Colonel E. D. Webster. Mr. E. B. Tay
lor was really the successor of Colonel
Webster in the ownership and control
of the Republican. Prom that day for
ward it hud a checkered and change
able career. It probably has had more
editors and owners and managers with
in u given period than any other paper
over brought west of the Missouri river ,
partly the result of personal interests ,
and partly the result of faction in the
party , which begun with the advent in
control of the Lincoln presidency.
Prior to that tune , under the Pierce
and Buchanan reign , the politics of this
country wore in the hands of the demo
crats. After that time for twenty-four
years , as my recollection is , it was not
EO much in the hands of the democrats.
I propose to talk loss about dates and
incidents in the life of the Republican
than I do about the men who became
its editors and , in that day , the direc
tors , to a largo extent , of the politics ,
local and territorial , of the party. It
may bo said of Mr. E. 13. Taylor , the
editor succeeding Colonel Wobbtorthut
he was a very strong , even and inllui'n-
tlal ndltor. lie wrote with great clear
ness , and every statement he made was
and to the point. One of
its peculiarities was thai , as a printer ,
ho could stand uo at a case and set up
an editorial out oi his head without the
scratch of a pen. One of his hobbies
was to carry around in his hat notes of
something' ho wanton to say , and very
oftun when he would take olT his hat
his friends would think ho was making
a bow , thoutrh ho was really picking
out of the top of his hat perhaps
a Bontnnco or two of something
ho was going to say that evening ,
whnn it was for the evening edition , erin
in the morning. If it was for the morn
ing edition. He was an amiable , soci
able and Cleaning man , fond of his
fri ds ( > Wi \ \ Uuv ily Interesting ttf
liia enemies to keep them well encaged
when in controVoroy. I hud some ox-
pnriciiflo of Una mybulf.
During the [ connection of Mr. Taylor
with the Republican I became the
founder and proprietor of the Omaha
Ileruld , and was Us solo editor for many
yours. The conflicts of those days oven
over unimportant matters hero led to
coiibiilurublo nuriniony and bitterness
between Mr. Taylor and myself , but 1
Bin happy to say that lone years before
he pumod away my relations with him
wore singularly pleasant , and I fell
very near to him in his lust days.
Jur. Taylor was an editor who wrote
bast about three limes a week. My
iudgmentof his capacity , formed tit the
liino he was in his greatest activity ,
whether correct or nut , is that as an
ovory-day editor ho had too much re
gard for his personal ease to fill his col
umns with strong editorial writing.
Not that ho lacked ability , but I think
ho preferred not to exercise mental
energy oftener than three times a week.
It was in 1802 that the paper was con
verted from a , weekly to a try-weekly ,
and Heath , Taylor & Co. , became its
owners , Mr. McClure retiring. General
II. II. Heath was a major and brigadier
general in the Seventh Iowa volunteer
cavalry and commanded the garrison at
Fort Kearney during part of the time
of my stay at that post. I forgot to say
in connection with Mr. Taylor , before
the coming of General Heath , that the
Into Mr. John TatTo was associate editor
with him , and in regard to him I desire
to say right hero that ho was one of the
strongest men that was over on the Re
publican as a writer. Peculiar in his
temperament and make-up , some
times not altogether amiable
oven with the best of his
friends , sharp and acidulated as a
writer , gifted with great power of
of satire ho seemed sometimes
to bo most severe when best
naturod. Ho was largely and best
known in our territory and section. Ho
was appointed register of a land office
under Grunt , as I remember and con
tinued at North Platte , to which place
ho was appointed , until his death ,
which was deeply regretted by a very
wide circle of friends without regard to
General Heath came down from
Fort Kearney fired with political
ambition. The truth about him is
that ho was a military martinet , kindhearted -
hearted , vain and not large enough to
over hope to be great. Ho was not
strong as writer , gave the Republican
no standing that it had not before and
put in an early disappearance. I bo-
fiovo that ho died in Peru , whore ho
was appointed to an obscure consulate
by the favor of some administration.
It was at this time that Mr. Taylor
and Mr. Tulle withdrew , Mr. McCiuro
beinga partner of Mr. Taylor. In
188(1 ( Messrs. Taylor and McCiuro re
sumed control of the paper , and not
long afterwards Major St. A. D. Bul-
combo. our present chairman of the
board of public works , became half
owner of the paper , and the lit m was
McCiuro and Balcombo. Mr. Balcombo
becumo solo editor not. long afterwards
I should Imvn stated that in April ,
1807 , the paper became a morning
paper , and Mr. Sorensen tells the story
tln.t the Herald became a morning
paper at the same time after hearing
that Major Balcombo was to make" the
Republican u morning paper , and on
this account. It is immaterial about
this matter , I ut I think * that Mr.
Schult * , the old foreman of the'Herald ,
would sustain mo in saying that this
story ought to bo told in reverse order ,
go to sav.
Major JJalconibn became solo editor
of the paper soon after His ownership
was effected , and conducted U with
great vigor and energy for a consider
able period. Major Balcombo , I think ,
hud not hud experience either in
writing for or managing u paper. Ho
was from Wisconsin , whore ho had hold
oflleo , and uamo hero under appoint
ment of Mr. Lincoln to an Indian
agency , from which ho came to reside
in Omaha. A man of very positive
opinions and independent judgment , as
ho is now , U may bo said that the Re
publican lost no ground under his man
Mr. Taylor seems. , after all , to have
boon behind , the Republican during
thc-so trying years , for wo 11 nil him re
appearing ns editor and owner from
18 ( > 9 to 1870 , when ho was succeeded by
Mr.Johnll. Teusdalo , an Ohio man who
was brought out hero with u consider
able flourish of trumpets as an editor
that would take care of all the
rest of us in the little melees
that wo used to have ; but the
performance did not come up to the
high-sounding manifesto , as Colonel
Webster might have said. Ho broke
down in loss than u year.
I must tell a little joke of Mr. Teas-
dale for my own glory , which I huvo not
forgotten. It was during the Franco-
Prussian war that the Herald was
rather vociferous on the side of the
French , I suppose from revolutionary
sympathies and believing that the war
had been provolced and forced upon
Bonaparte by Bismarck. During the
discussion Mr. Tpiisdalo took especial
pains to make his assaults upon the
Herald's position pretty severe , and not
getting on very well in the debate , per
haps , ho came out one morn
ing and declared that the
editor of the Herald did not write
the articles appearing in it and the pub
lic ought to bo disabused of the idea
that ho could write them. This putour
friend in a decidedly bad position. It
was a confession that ho could not
nITord to make just at that time , because -
cause he had boon announced as a very
po'vorful force in editorial work. It t > o
happened that the articles on the
Franco-Prussian war wore written by
mo ; not only that , but they wore passed
to the joroman of the olllco without revision - .
vision , sheet after sheet , as they wore
written under great pressure for time.
Foreman Slmlu kindly went into the
Herald in the next issue in answer to
Mr. Teasdale and told him that he
happened to personally know who wrote
the articles and he made a statement of
the truth about the matter. The result
was rather damaging upon my good
friend Mr. Tcubdulo , and there did not
seem to bo any further question about
who wrote the articles , good or bud ,
that wore appearing in the Ileruld on
the Fruncn-PruHsian war.
The next man to appear in the Re
publican , which it will bo seen has a
long and checkered career ns to person
nel and ownership of its life , was Mr.
Wuldo M. Potter , decidedly next to Mr.
Taylor , one of the best managers of a
newspaper and one of the best writers
Unit have been in Omaha on any paper.
He was a trained journalist , ho was u
good man a tut ho was as honest as pur-
/anshipof the most extreme sort would
permit him to bo. Ho was the original
editor of the Saratogan. of barulogu
Springs , N. Y. Ho bought u half inter
est in the Republican.
Now came out of thn ferment of fac
tion in the republican party in the city
of Omaha and county of Douglas the
Tribune into belugas Its rival. A very
brilliant man , C. B. Thomas by name ,
was put in charge of its editorial col
umns. I always thought ho was more
brilliant than strong and that ho
drowned many a good thought in his
own verbosity , as Disraeli said of Glad
stone. But ho was attractive and
ho made u strong impres
sion among us. I don t thinlc
ho was over accused of any ttteadinoss
of conviction , but ho was a graceful , !
ornate writer , and the Tribune was a
force in our little community for about
a yearwhen consolidation was in order ,
and the Rupublican-Tribuno was the
hyphenated paper. They boon after
wards changed the name buck to the
Republican , and the paper has held it
over since , although I believe that to
day the corporation has a double name.
Mr. Thomas disappeared in 187. ) , and.
Mr. Tulle , Mr. Frobt and Mr , Chuunouy
Wiltbo came that year Into control of
the Republican , Mr. Wiltso , ( believe ,
had no experience In writing , but ho
soon made it appear in the Republican's
columns that ho was iiblo to write und
able to think , und he won iv consider
able reputation in a short time us u
wrilo and manager. Mr. Frost is well
known as a literary man whoso readi
ness in writing and strength were ad
But two years afterwards Mr. D. C.
Brooks took charge of the paper as solo
editor. I forgot about the ownership ,
but I believe Major Balcombo still may
have held a largo interest. That Mr.
Brooks is among us yet I am glad to
know. I think ho wusono of the stead
iest and best editors the Republican
over hud. He was industrious , wrote
with ease and clearness and always hud
opinions which ho well know how to ex
press. His courtesy and his good tem
per , and all that , it is not too late for
mo to actnowlodgc as editor of the Her
ald in tho.-o days.
I must close the history at this sitting
very briefly , and I know that what I
have said is altogether inadequate , but
as you see , I am under pressure of
hurry , having little time to think these
matters up , and am doing the best I
can with them.
HONRV FOR THIS IjADlKS.
Hl.ick is again a leading color for dresses ,
bats , bouuots und wraps.
Tito new gown stuff voloutmo has n silk
back , anil stripes of short pile velvet over the
Never before in all the history of trade
have the milliners niailo faueh au Arcadian
display us at the present.
Palo npplo-grecn ami softest primrose yel
low is a favorite combination In charming
clressos for the coming season ,
The gloves this season both in dressed and
undressed nitshow ) more delicate nnd lovely
tints than have over yet been displayed.
Ladles' shirts of striped linen or palq silk ,
for wear with directoiro coats , appear in the
shops In almost distressing : profusion.
Frocks of line white wool braided all over
witli white silk look simple enough for a
shepherdess and arc costly enough for a
The graceful little Moorish Jackets with
Fedora fronts of China silk , are once again
popular , und uro a inarlccd feature of many
chio summer gowns.
One of the newest stuffs for panels , bands
und so on U linn cord-chocked white silk
worked all over In outline stitch with the
quaint Ih-'urcs of Queen Anne embroidery.
For summer evening dress considerable
use is being made of u uow and boi > utlful
textile called .Neopolltau guiuo , this in wil
low green , primrose , cameo , tulmon. butter
cup , strawberry and old roso.
Vests of wiilto tulle , outlined by braccu of
handsome rlnbon and finished at the neck
with frills of dainty luce , are amontr the most
useful of the confections- yet dcviscil for
turning a plain waist In leva dressy one.
Fancy vests and waistcoats uro in as high
vogue us over nnd appear. ; la every sort of
pulse on gowns of every sort. These addi
tions are useful UH well ns ornamental , and
Invariably add to the appearance ot the toi-
The very lovely old-mso shades arc
brought out very attractively | n some of the
handsome cotton fabrieswlawns , muslins ,
sateens , etc. ana the patterns wo formerly
saw In woollen trxtiles only uro here re
peated so that one is imzzlal frequently , at u
short distance , to know ivhat is the exact
nature of the material.
Stuto Jlunk Hnporls.
Wacox , Nob. , May 15. To the Kditor of
Tun HER : Will you please puollsh In your
Hi'NDAV HUE the requirements of Incorpor
ated banks of the state an regards to pub
lishing this condition how often It should
bo clone under the ue\v law , to comply with
the law. and much oblige
A Bunsciiini'.u ,
Aus. The now law requires ovary bank
to make ut least three reports to tbo auditor
each year , and a summary of these roK | > rt8
shall bo printed in the local papers at tba
oxpcnso of the bank ,
In J670 there were 7W,107 ! children under
sixteen years of ago at work In factories in
the United Stains. la 18SO they hud In
creased to 1,116,330 , and It is bellovod that In
5 pi to of factory laws there are more than
ever of children employed.
MEN OF EXALTED -STA TION
The Daring Linemen of the Various
Local Electrical Companies.
ASCENDING AND DESCENDING.
The Strange and Interesting Glimpses
of Li To ia OlllccH and Hotels
Obtained 15y the Genius
.ot dm I'olc , Etc.
litfc on thn Pole.
"Wo fellows huvo our ups and downs
in the world like other people , " said
the lineman to a reporter , "but when
wo come down wo would rather make
our descent in the deliberate manner
in which wo go up a telephone polo , in
stead of dropping with a 'dull and sick
ening thud' to tlio ground below , ruin
ing a pair of pants , to say nothing of a
few broken bones , " and with a merry
twinkle in his eye , the lineman took a
frcbh chow from his plug of tobacco ,
preparatory to tightening the spur on
his leg whereby ho makes his ascent of
the sleek cedar pole. This spur is of
cast steel and about a foot and a half
long. It reaches nearly from the knee
to the solo , passes under the instep und
terminates on the iii'icr side of the foot
in a point extending downward.
Onjj of those spurs is worn by a lino-
mnn on cuch foot whenever he ascends u
polo und ho climbs heavenward by driv
ing the point into the soft cedar.
' 'Why do you wearthobo contrivances
when you go up the poleswhile so many
of them huvo Iron rods by which you
can make your uscont ? " was aslced.
"Thoso'rods , " said ho , "uro not for
our accommodation but for the pro
tection of the polos. The company
thinks more of those cedar polls limn
it does of the men who have to ' 0111111)
them. If wo always had to go up by
using our spurs , wo would boon kick the
poles HO full of holes that they would
look worse than a worm-eaten fence
post. But , ut the top of ouch of these
poles , wo llnd moro or less use for our
spurs. The poles in the suburbs of the
city nro not provided with those steps
und I believe I would just ns boon climb
them with spurs us go up on the iron
rods except in the hlooty weather of
winter. Our work is then very danger
ous owing to the fact that it is dilllcult
to penetrate through the coat of ice.
Our bunds uro numbed with the cold
und in every wuy wo work at a disad-
"It.is a very strange thing that in a
business as dangerous as ours is
considered to be , so few men
uro killed or injured. I attribute
this to the fact that when a man is in
peril ho ttkos ) greater precaution than
when ho is not. The business Is rather
trying on a young follow who is learn
ing the trade. The majority will climb
up about ten feet and then look down.
That gencrully bottles it und down they
com . When I wusu youngster I hud a
pubslon for climbing high trees , and my
parents wpro in u continual stow over
it , fearing'that I would some day have
u full and bo brought homo a Hhupolcss
corpse. I was very young when I com
menced to lourn the linoinun's trade
and have never experienced the fright
that soiy.es most fellows when they go
up u nolo for the first lime.
" \Vofcllows have queer experiences
and bqo queer sights , much more than
most people. 1 wish you could climb
a polo homo times with mo und bco MIUIO
of the bights that meet our uje in ho-
tols and private ollices. If some wives
of prominent men in this city could
only see what 1 have seen , they would
never allow their husbands to have a
pretty girl for a private secretary.
These typo-writing girls arc at the bottom
tom of a great many domestic rows , and
I do not wonder.
"Occasionally an upper room in a pri
vate house contains an interesting tab
leau , but the most sensational
scenes are witnessed in hotels.
I believe wo linemen got
to see about as much moral rottenness
as you reporters. Do not think that wo
make a point of peering into every
window that wo can , as wo do not. But
when u sight is forced on us wo can not
help but look at it. "
"What wages do you get ? " asked the
reporter endeavoring to change the line
"The waves range from $2.10 to $2.25
per day. Wo have a union , which is
known by the name of the Gate City
lodge No" . 2 , United Order of Linemen ,
stud wo huvo about eighty-five names on
the rolls , but wo tire not yet strong
enough to make an olfort to got an ad
vance in wages. It takes longer to
learn our trade than it docs the brick
layers' and yet the follows that lay brick
are much better paid than wo are.
There are about eighteen line-men in
the employ of the tolopnono company ,
tbo same number in the Western
Union , while the lire alarm , Thotnson-
Tlouston Electric Light company , the
illuminating company , the postal tele
graph and motor companies , each hire
from two to three men.
"The oldest lineman in the city is old
George Gardner , who has been with the
Western Union company eighteen and
twenty yours. Ho lives at Twenty-third
und'Leuvonworth , und is worth about
$75,000. As well fixed as ho is , ho still
insists on holding his job.but ho doesn't
climb up a polo us quick tis-ho used to in
days gone by.
"Oh , yes , I'm satisfied with my job ,
I don't look out for promotion. Tbo fact
is , there isn't much hope of promotion ,
but I'd rather follow the business than I
would to own the stock of the company
I work for , Hiid then I'd bo a mil
PIS I'I'M KM I NT DROPS.
The virgin forest has never been nxcd.
A swallow may not make utminmcr but a
frog makes a spring.
The gruvo may not lie the glass of fashion ,
but It is the mould of form.
Hill Toll's ' boy is remembered In history
because ho had an arrow escape.
Would It ho the proper thine to speak of a
contest 'r Kull ! "
literary us u race
However hard it may bo to live on a small
salary , it is u good deal harder to dlo on one.
Tlin oDIco-seckcr has bcoa weighed In the
balance und found wanting anything he
The society man , llko the turtle , Is no
sooner "out of the swlui" tlmn ho Is "in the
soup , "
When on Indian dies his rolutives pay his
debts. And yet some people think Indians
cuu bo clvilUod ,
The influence of American politics in
Samoa is suen In the action of 1C ing Tit mas-
ese ; ho declines to resign.
The llrst Impulse of a boy with a new
watch is to inoura himself that none of Its
170 parts are missing.
Jay Gould doesn't look line a workinuman ,
but ull the money ho posnossos ho got uy
hard work. Labor omnia vlupit.
"There is u prcat deal of money In frog
railing,1' says u contcmpo iry. There ought
tolc. Kycry eiio hub u cue back.
A Chinese theatrical trouno is about to
make the tour of the united State * .
Chluc40 actors never keep the stage wait
ing. They always look well la their
Lost A Hoom The Under will ho suit
ably rewarded by returning It to the imivor
of ( Juthrlc , Oklahoma tcnitory. Informa
tion concerning Its whereabouts will be
gratefully received. ! l-12t
It is sucgcstod that chess and checker !
ought to receive a wonderful boom thii
season. All a good many young men need
to do is to carry the men iti thcli
pockets ; they can use their trousers for t ,
There are now 2.18 Christian Endcavoi
societies In the state of Michigan.
Charles Spurgcon , called by many the first
of living preachers , was given ? lJJ'i,000 by
his congregation , and he at once gave It al (
nway to the poor of London.
The London Missionary society at Mada
gascar , with UO missionaries , reports 828 no *
live ordained ministers and 4ih5 ! preachers ,
with 31,000 church members and 280,000 , adi
Tlicro uro 22 missionary societies in thft
United States managed by women. Thcsa
societies supported T.'il missionaries last year ,
and raised $ l,03S,2i.'J. : Since their organiza
tion they have contributed * 10i5l24. ! ! :
During the past year the ISritlsh and for
eign blblo society has issued -1,20(5,000 ( copies
of the bible , testament and portions of tha
Scriptures , u larger number than ever bo-
fore. Thn total income ot the society fan ,
the past year was $ l,2Gf ( ! > 00. *
The Young Men's Christian associations
has grown to vast proportions. Theru aru
1,248 , associations In Amonuu , I'i'.l5 hi Ger-t
many , and oven in Japan there uro 200. It1
is an interesting fact that tticro is an organi- |
z-.ition in Nururcth , where Christ lived , ana' '
ut Jerusalem , where ho was crucified ,
Some statisticians assert that the net gain
of new churches m the United States during
IbSS was 0-l ( ! , the increase In the number of
ministers 4,505 , while the Incroumriii church1
members was 774 , 01. The uvorago gain for
each day of the year was 17 churches , IS
ministers , and 2,120 members.
The Westminster Presbyterian church ,
Minneapolis , Minn. , makes a line showing
for the vcar Just closing. Its benevolent ;
gifts reach $ .r > 3.000 , and Its current receipts
* 14,000. Two hupdrrd and eighteen members
have boon rccclvod , 110on confession of faith
utul 102 by letter. The salary of Dr. Unrrell ,
the pastor , lias boon advanced to $0,000.
At the recent Mormon conference Clcorga
Q. Cannon read the statistics of the church.
There uro 12 anontHs , 70 patriarchs , 11.710
high priests. 11,805 elders , 2,009 priests , 2.203
teachers , 11,1110 deacons , 18SU ! ) families ,
115ill5 oftlcors nnd members , and 40i02 !
children under cigtit years of ago ; u total
Monnon population of ir > : ) , ' . ) ll. The number
of marriages for six months ep'llng April < ! ,
188 ! ) , wusfiliO ; births , ,751 ; t ' members.
IISS ; excommunications , 1111. Many young
men are leaving the territory to talie up land
elsewhere. The saints , Cannon said , hail
biien called together to build upAon , uud
tills scattering innsi. be stopped ,
W , Neb , , May 17. To the Kill tor of
Tin : HJK : : I notice Mr. J. llurrows , of the
alliance , has again stirred up the animals
In his defense of the alliance memorial.
Now , I have carefully read ull that has been
said in rofcrcnca to Mr. Uurrows' recent
article In the Dally Cull by those men who
irctcml to speak from a knowledge of the
tubjcct in hand , and not one of them , so far ,
lias offered u single fact or llguro In rebuttal
o Mr , liurrows' llgurcs on the amount of
Nebraska farm mortgages. In lieu of this ,
.hoy roundly ubuso Mr. Burrows , and laud
the happy , prosperous , contented condition
if the Nebraska farmer to the gkles. Now ,
f they really want to say something
back to Mr. Burrows , why do they not
say something practical , Bomething thafwlll
curry some weight with It to the thousand *
of Intelligent readers throughout thu coun-
: ry. If tuny can not disprove Mr. Hurrcws'
Igurcs , why do they not try und retain what
Ittlo credit they may huvo by keeping itill.
I'ho people of Ncbnsku cc.n draw thulr own
nfcrciices if fuels uro presented to thorn ,
jut to apply such balderdash us "ho lies , "
crank , " etc. , for argument will only recoil
on those who muko use of It , and tend to
btreiigthjn Mr. Hurrpws' figures , Olvu us
the rold , cold facia , gentlemen , as the public
are watching the discussion intently.
II. U , AltMITAOB.
The car rcjmir bhops of Pennsylvania1' nro
ntrodncing tint piece work system into the
ron works. 1 ho workers approve of this , an
they say it enables thorn to cam jnoro money
than uupor the old ays tutu.
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