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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , AUGUST 25 , 188D.-SIXTEEN PAGES.
WHAT TUB Y. EC. A. MS DONE
A Grand Record of Doodg Acoom-
pllohod Others Projected.
AN APPEAL FOR ASSISTANCE.
Hint Thorn in tlio Flesh Tlio Kc-
llKloiifi Ucnd-llond A Scnnon of
Activity I'or Prcauyterlnns
Church Ncwn nntl Gosnlp.
Y. HI. a A.'s Grand Work.
A prominent business man of Philadelphia
recently said , in spcnl ng of the Young
Men's Christian nssoc/utlon : Twenty years
ago the people said this association was a
great Idea ; to-day it is n fact. Few can bo
found who will question that this organiza
tion dosorvcs n placa among the great ro-
llgious nnd moral Institutions of the ago. As
6 n definite ngoncy for the accomplishment of
n definite work , the all-around development
of young men , it has commended itself to nil
Who have acquainted themselves with It ,
Hov. Dr. II. M. S tor res says : "Tlio Young
Men's Christian association has Uona more
than any other organization towards making
Christianity popular among young men. "
While the need of dcflnlto work for young
men is In all places very great , it is no where
BO qrcat as In our wcstorn states.
It is estimated that the proportion of .voting
men to the entire population Is nt least 0 per
cent greater in the western than in the cast-
01 n states. Tim phuiiomcnal development of
Ihls section of the country caused n rapid In
flux of Inhabitants , und among them many
young men , who , freed from the restraints of
Lome , and cast upon their own resources ,
became cnsy victims to tha peculiar vices
which grow out of the unsettled state of so
ciety. The necessity of throwing about tlieso
young men influences which would shield
them from the evils so common , and provid
ing them with a plnca of resort whcro they
might bo frco frpin the temptations attending
the usual places of public rcsortsoon bccutuo
A movement to supply this need resulted In
the formation of the first Young Men's ' Chris
tian association In Nebraska. Thu Hrst per
manent organization was formed , In Omaha
January 17 , 1SG3. There hud boon before this
on association at Fremont , hut of tor a short
For twelve years the association In Omaha
was the only one in the state , ana it has
always been the center from which has
radiated the work of the state. Up to the
time of the orgunbutlon ot the state execu
tive committee , April , 1880 , tlio only work
which was done throughout the state was
done by the Omaha association. .Through
its efforts the flrst state convention assem
bled In this city April 24-20. 1880. At that
convention tbo following state comuiitteo
was elected : Dr. P. S. Lciscnring , Omaha ,
chairman ; Geori o T. Ilowsor , Omaha , sec
retary nud treasurer : Dr. J. C. Denlso.
Omaha ; Watson U. Smith , Omaha ; Leavitt
Uurnlmm , Oinuha ; , T. C. Donnull , Omaha ;
M. G. McKoon , Omaha , und W. W. Pcet ,
An association was organized in Lincoln in
I860 , and the dccouu stnto convention was
held hero in April , IbSl. An association was
formed at Doano college , Crete , in the year
18SO. In 1881 Hnsliggs organized. The
third stnto convention was hold In Omaha ,
October 10-iW , 1882. No record of the num
ber of delegates present nt the former two
conventions can bo found. At thin ono there
were present fifteen delegates and six cor
The fourth annual convention was hold in
Lincoln , November 23 25 , 1883. In this con
vention J425 was' subscribed for the use of
the state committee , "being moro than was
nskud for. " At the close of the convention a
littls girl mounted tbo platform and an
nounced that she was authorized to nay that
her momma would board a general secretary
at the best hotel in the city for ono year if
ono could bo secured , The next year Mr. J.
A. DuiumoUt of Alleghnnoy City , Pa. , who
is still secretary of the Lincoln association ,
was called , and the generous offer of the
proprintorcss of the "Capitol" was accepted.
The fifth annual convention was hold in
Omaha , November 0-0 , 1834. The report of
the state committee showed that there were
then in the state ton associations , two o'
which were in colleges. There wore also
two boys' branches und throe ladies' Auxili
aries , Two men were employed as general
secretaries , ono at Lincoln and the other at
Omaha. Tnoro wore present at this gatherIng -
Ing forty-eight delegates , every
association being represented. The
sixth annual convention was held
in Hastings , November 1U-23 , 1835. In the
year proceeding thu number ot associations
had increased from ton to seventeen , undone
general secretary had been added. The
seventh annual convention was hold in Lin
coln , October 21-24 , 1880. At this meeting
$178 was rained for the state committee. The
eighth annual convention was hold at Ne
braska City , October 20-23 , 1887. At this
convention there were present forty-seven
delegates and twcnty-nlno corresponding
members , making a total of seventy-six , the
largest over hold in the stato.
The opinion was general among the dele
gates that the time had como when a state
secretary who should give his entire time to
the work should bo employed , nnd the state
committee was authorized to raise at least
$2,500 for that purpose. The committee at
once began looking for the right man for tbo
position , und by May 0 , the following year ,
18S8 , Mr. Augustus Nash , general seciotary
ot the Topeka , Kan. , association , was called
us state secretary. Ho commenced work
A cunvuss of the state at this time showed
I ) ' the condition of thu work to bo as follows :
Number of associations , 14 , of which lour
were In colleges1 number of general secre
taries , 7 ; total membership , t > U7 ; number of
reading rooms , 5. with an average dully at
tendance of 182 ; boys' brunches ,
8 , with a membership of 185. Ag
gressive work was colmnenced at ouco by
the now state secretary In strengthening tbo
old associations and in organizing now ones
where the conditions were favorable. It
was teen found necessary to employ nn as
sistant to tiiko charge of the office work , and
September 1 Mr. John M. nuzlotonformerly
of the Kansas state force , commenced work
us cfllco secrotury.
The ninth annual state convention was
bold at Beatrice , October 25-23 , with 201 del-
egntcs in attendance. This was tbo largest
and most enthusiastic , as well as tha most
profitable and spiritual convention over hold
in the state , nnd tbo impetus given to the
work of the association there caused a general -
' oral advance along the entire line of organ
ization. Five thousands dollars was raised
fortlie USD of tliu stuto committee for the
ensuing year , and this amount had been In
creased to almost $7,000. April 1 , 18s9 , Dr.
W. O. Houry , of Pawnee- City , who had
been prominent in tha work for many years ,
accepted thu position of assistant stuto sec
retary , and is now devotlutr his entire time
to thu causa.
'I lie following will glvo an Idea of the
rapid ndvnnco iiiudo in the work in the past
fifteen mouths : There uro now twenty-live
associations , II vo of which are in colleges ;
twenty young men are employed us general
secretaries nnd assistants ; total membership ,
2,425 : number reading rooms , seventeen , with
an averugo dully utlendunco of GOO ; live
Day's branches , with n membership of 203.
The Omaha association had a building which ,
with lot. is valued nt $200,000. The Lincolu
association has just commenced the erection
of n building which will cost , with lot , over
$100,000. Uulldmgs are owned by the Hast
ings , Fulrhury and Pawnco City associa
An extensive work IB planned by the corn-
mi tteo for tbo coming year. It Is hoped that
within six mouths every town in the stuto
containing over llva thousand Inhabitants
will luwo a regularly employed secretary.
Some with less than that number , notably
Crete , Holdrogo and Fulrbury , bavo now em-
'ployod secretaries. An aggressive district
work will ba carried on. and a largo number
of district conferences will ba hold.
The experiment of forming county organi
zations is soon to be tried in Pawnee county ,
and if It proves successful , many of the moro
densely populated counties will bu organized
and county secretaries employed.
A work is also being carried on In the in
terests of thu young men in small towns and
country places , .wliuro it was not thought ex
pedient tQ organize , and plans are being ar-
raugud for grnutly enlarging thin department
of the work.
Tlio boys' work has never been pushed
with thu vigor which it deserves , and it U
expected thai tlio coming year , with Mr , P.
L. Johnson , of Hastings , as the lender , this
work will bo extended to many places whore
nothing , as yet , has Uoon dono.
So far no definite work ban been dona far
the railroad men. of whom there nro n largo
number In NobrnsKa. but nt least two rail
road associations will bo organized in the
It is also hoped that something may bo
done for the German speaking , Swede , and
other special classes of young men. At the
coming state convention , which U to bo hold
In October 24-27 , liberal plans for the exten
sion of the work will bo laid , and with the
financial support , financial and moral , ot the
citizens of the state , it Is believed that much
may bo done to butter the condition of young
manhood In our growing commonwealth ,
It would not do to close this article with
out mentioning the name of ono who has
dono'moro than any other to forward the as
sociations of the state. Mr. Uobert Wcldcn-
Ball , at ono time nn employe in the Union Pa-
ciflo shops In this city , was the first
vico. president of the Omaha association.
Through the influnnco of thoassociation hero
ho was employed by the International com-
mltto to do ovangollstta work along the line
of the Union Pacific railway , nnd
later was employed as railroad
sc6rotnry of the committee , his
work being particularly in the west , Mr.
WcUlensnll's Interest in Nebraska has
always been that of a father to n child , nnd
ho hns wntuhed over the work hero with a
vigilance to which much of Its success Is
due. Ho is still actively engaged In the
work , and is always welcomed In the associ
ations of the stnto. In the early history of
the international conventions , it was cus
tomary to elect ono vice president of the con
vention for each state lepresontcd , und for
many successive gatherings Nebraska was
represented by the veteran secretary , Mr.
Woldensall. At the last convention held in
Philadelphia in May , Nebraska was repre
sented by nine delegates.
Wlnlo the success of the associations in
this state has been great , still the need Is
great , and with humble dopcndonco upon
nlmiehty God the Christian young imm thus
banded together will go on in thutr efforts to
bring their fellows Into the kingdom of our
Lood and Ills Christ. J. M. H.
Nmv Churches Ak Assistance.
In behalf of the Presbyterian board of
church erection , the following pointed appeal
has been issued to the churches over the coun
try , nnd especially to Omaha nnd other largo
western cities. It is the cry of a great need
and a most deserving ono. A hearty re
sponse should grout it wboraver the mes
sage snail bo carried :
Dear Brethren : It Is not often that tlio
board of church erection makes n special ap
peal , but unusual circumstances call for un
It Is absolutely essential to the fulfillment
of the trnst committed to this board that
there should bo a largo und Immediate in
crease of its resources. There has been no
noticeable falling off in the receipts
thus far this year ; but the work of church
building all over the land has miido such a
sudden and unexpected advance , that u
crisis is upon us which must bo met by a
largo outlay or disappointment nnd possibly
disaster will ensue.
It is evident that last year was ono of ex
traordinary activity In very many of our
presbyteries , and the hundreds of now
churches organized throughout the great
west are now nppcullnir to you through this
bonrd to fulfill your Implied promise und aid
them in securing church homes. Ncvor in
the history of the board Imvo so many ap
plications poured In upon it In the earlv
months of the year. Between the middle
ot April and the 22d of July more
than seventy applications nave been received.
Nor is this all. For reasons which It is not
diOlcult to understand , the applications have
been upon the average for larger amounts
than have ever been boforo. It is evident
that under dlvlno inspiration , for which wo
may well bo thankful , our beloved church U
experiencing a great revival in enthusiasm
and is glruiiig hor3olf us never before for ag
gressive work. In ono Presbytery
nlono of California we uro in
formed that. more than thirty
churches orguulzcd last year. And the ad
vance has been along the entire lino.
But , brethren , these } oungchurches which
are the proof of God's ' blosslm : and which
should be our Joy , cannot live , If they Imvo
not homes to shelter them. These homes
they can in no way provide without assist
ance. This board Is your bund hold out to
guarantee them sympathy und safety. Hut
we can only give what you bestow. And
now the calls fur surpass our ability to re
spond. At the last mcotintr of the hoard ap
plications were received asking for mnro
than $10,000 , wbtlo there remained unappro
priated in our treasury less than $2,000.
In the name of those hundreds of infant
churches , born into the family of our beloved -
loved Presbyterian church , wo appeal to
their older smtor churches and ask for an
immediate and marked advance in contri
butions to moat this grand emergency. If
the congregations that lust year did nothing
will add their gifts ; if those who gave will
make an advance of not less than 25 per
corit , we may bo aulo to meet in sufUclunt
measure to prevent disaster , the coming de
mand. But If this appeal Is unheeded , then
wo fear that a year which promises
moro brightly than any since the
reunion , for tbo progress of the
church , will fall far short of the
glorious results which its opportunities offer ,
and scores of churches organized in the
name of the Master , will bo loft to" languish
and it may bo to perish.
Brethren , what answer shall the board , as
your mouthpiece , return to thcso young and
hopeful churches , that arc confidently turn
ing toll for tha aid they need ?
SAMUEL U. AI.IXAI > KH , President.
EUSKINI : N. WHITE , Corresponding Secro
'Hie J'iiil-llcnd In Church.
'Tho religious aead-heaa , " s'ays ono who
should know , "is a painful fact , a grievous
thing that cannot bo controverted. But he's
thero. People outside tlio church know it ,
und so do most of us inside , but wo are not
all willing to admit it. For instance : Mr.
H. , wlfo und daughter are members of our
church. As they llguro it out , they are quite
important personages. The ego in thorn Is
considerably inflated. Their Sunday dress
indicates the wherewithal nud demand at
tention. Ho Is a comfortably-Axed , well-
to-do citizen in our community und lives In
qulto good stylo.
"Ho und bjs family are regular attend an Is
at church in fair weather. There uro live of
"Many of our people are poor , and It Is a
bard struggle to pay salary , sexton , organist ,
coal bills , Insurance und contributions to thu
bourus , etc.
"Our friend K. selects a very eligible seat ,
in tlio middle of tbo church , near ono of the
registers , xvbcro his family cun enjoy the
comfort of u grateful current of warm uir , it
it bo in the winter season , nnd in nn equally
advantageous position at any other season.
So far as looking out for No. 1 is concerned
this is quite shrowd.
"Mr. ll.'s folks want good preaching , ( not
too practical ) good singing , a warm bouse
and a comfortable pew. If of a winter morn
ing tha thermometer of a church happens to
bo bnlow 115 degrees ho thinks the manage
ment qullo shiftless ; want of attention to the
comfort of the audience.
"AH very well , but those church conven
iences and comforts cost money. And hero
appears the practical part of this whole mut
ter.'Although solicited , Mr. It's , name does
not appear on the subscription list of last
year or the year before. Ho does not sign
anything. According to the books ho did
pay In driblets during the year for the pus-
torn support , $5. One dollar upicco , or 40
cents u month.
"Nothing , however , for any contingent ex
"When tbo officers were raising money to
put iu nine or ton tons of coal for the ; fall
and winter bo refused to glvo anything.
During the lust year ho inudo no contribu
tion to tbo boards or missions of any charac
ter , and into the basket bo bus never been
seen to put anything to defray tbo contin
gent expenses ,
"Yet ho wants preaching , singing , sexton ,
Sabbath school library , coal , good tires and
a good scat all the aids to salvation , In
short , utsomo ono else's expense.
"A genuine , 11 rat water dead head. "
Alovlni ; Into a ISronilor Flnld.
In name , form , size and policy , The West
ern Presbyterian will , on September 1 , un
dergo u change. Dr. Henderson , pastor of
the Second Presbyterian church , will ro-
mam In charge of the now publication which
U to bo known us The Central West , it will
bo an eight-page , \ \ column weekly , nnd In
stead of as heretofore representing only
Presbyterian Interests , the Central West
will publish the news und Ideas from nil the
denominations. Uov. Joseph Duryoa , Ilov.
W. J. Horshn and others will contribute to
the general discussions it is purposed lo con
The publication offlcn has boon moved to
handsome , well lltrhtod quarters In Tin : llr.R
building , and Just now the indications nro
that Omaha Is to have what It has not , hud
for Rotno time past , n live , newsy local relig
The Gala City I'lan.
There are some things by which the good ,
the bad and the Indifferent prollt alike. Tbo
enormous appreciation in rct.l estate values
In Omaha during the past five or ten years
has made nn Independent fortune for ninny
churches , n * welt as for Individuals.
The tendency has been with the church o 8
to hold to the first homo ; It's tha love of n
child for the homo of his birth , nnd n thing
qulto commcndubloTind good to look upon.
Am ! it Is not loss poetical , nor hnppy In Us
termination , If it occurs that this sticking by
the old homo has prolltud the children finan
Then1 is no need to enumerate the cliuroho.s
that have boon bonoUUed thus ! the number
includes all the earlier ones , for in all direc
tions from the original toxvn cantor the Increase -
crease in values has been nearly equal.
A church homo worth twelve hundred
dollars twenty years ago may bo
worth flvo times as many thous
ands now. Mostof the number have sold their
high priced lots , moved farther back into tlio
residence portion and orcctod now homes.
Many of thcso are moro than commonly
bnndsomo uipl commodious ; but It is n mat
ter toward which much comment hits been
directed , thut the Omaha way Is In religious
works ns In nearly everything n little bit
moro progressive than bar neighbors.
Other cltius may boast of iniwillicont tem
ples of worship , where the casual visitor can
not hoop his eyes oil the royal trappings
long enough to hor\r thu sermon ; but the
Gate City way Is a different way. Not how
grand , but bow many , Is the very good
motto whloh has been followed In keeping
the spiritual fountains of thin city abreast of
ts material growth.
A iMctliodlHt Convention.
All the Mothodlstyoumr people's sociotlos
In this district nro to bo organized ns u di
vision of the Epworth loiiguo , an organization
national in extent. This cntira church dis
trict , including Iowa , Nebraska , ICaims nnd
other states adjacent , will bo Included , For
this purpose u convention. Including dele
gates from the entire district , will ho hold In
ths | city at Mntisrom park , beginning on
Thursday night next and extending over to
Saturday morning. Among the prominent
speakers from abroad will bn Dr. II. J. Car.
roll am ! Dr. H. Ulllett , of New York , uml
Dr. C. F. Creighton , of Lincoln.
Musical Kounty. ' ; Memorial ,
Among the local selections to bo sung at
Kountze Memorial Lutheran church to-day
are the following :
Festival To Deum in B lint Knopfol
'Adoration , " soprano solo Gold nor
"Tho Lord Is "
My Shepherd" Knopfol
"Forth From the Dark" Knopfol
Bass Solo nnd Male Quartette.
Organ Selections , Variations in A. . . .Hesse
March Solanello Kctturcr
Semite in 13 flat Mendelssohn
March , from "J'lic Crusaders" Spoke
Nineteen accessions wuro noted at the last
communion hold hi the First Presbyterian
church. This indicatesconsiderablo activity
for hot weather.
Pastor 'Ihraner , of the now Presbyterian
church ut Fifth und Williams streets , will
return to his theological studies in the uast
jeforo lomr. His pulpit will probably bu
supplied by liav. Mr. Hunkol , of No-v York.
The Second Presbyterian eh u roll is in u
nourishing condition.- bus un active work
ing membership in excess of - . " ) ( ) nud is doing
n irrunt deal of work In a quiet , way.
Immnnuel Bantist church , services i a
usual. Hcv. E. H. Curry , of Fremont , will
[ ireauh both morning and evening. Thu
imblie cordially invited. Sunday school at
12 noon. F. W. Foster , pastor.
Both Eden Baptist church. Preaching by
Lho pastor at 10:15 : a.m. Sunday school
12:13 : p. in.
Walnut Hill Christian church. Sun lay
school at 10 o'clock. No service ut 11 o'clock ,
livening thcmo "i'ho Body of Christ.
Uov. H. L. House bus returned from bis
vacation and will occupy his pulpit at , Beth
Eden Baptist church , Park nvonuc , to-day.
All Saints church. Twenty-sixth und
Howard streets.Kov. Louis 2ahnor. ! S. T. D. ,
rector. Second Sunday after Trinity , Aug
ust 33 , 18SO. Services : Holy communion ,
7:30 : p. m. ; Sunday school , 0iO : : a. m. ; morn
ing service , 11 u. in. ; choral evening service ,
7 p. m. At the 11 o'clock service the music
will be To Deum.Fiorlo , Jubilate , Tours : uu-
thum , "I Will always Glvo Thanks , " Calkin ;
at the 7 o'clock service , Magnificat and Nuno
Dimlttis , FJoria ; anthem , " [ Will Lav AIo
Down In Peace , ' , ' Gadsby. Strangers always
South Tenth street M. E , church , corner
of Tenth nnd Pierce streets. Sunday school
at 10 n. m. Preaching nt 11 n. m. followed
by the administration of the rite of baptism
and reception of probationers into full con
nection with the church. Class meeting ut
12m. Preaching nt 8 p. m. by Hev. W. B.
Slaughter. C. N. Dawsou , pastor.
I10NI3Y FOR THE LA I HISS.
Some of the now "art" sleeves nro so odd
In style as to approach the grotesque.
btuart frills of costly lace lallini ; over tliu
corsage are worn on many bodices slightly
open in the nock.
Picturcsn.ua collar * nud Corday und Marie
Antoinette llchns nro sent homo with the
latest autumn toilets.
Traveling cloaks are made of Eiffel rod ,
silver gray and modoro-brown carmeltte ,
with a monk's hood at the back.
In now autumn gowns there will bo less
use made of goods In combination than of
handsome solid colors richly bordered.
Flower bonnets nnd brims cnntinuolnhiih
favor. Dircctoiro hats of black chip io i
trimmed with scurfs of black tulle nnd
sprays of pink or lllno orchids.
The refinement that is characteristic of the
texture of the now woolen ulso prevails in
the fashionable colors. The majority of
these are lovely tones in gray , rich shades
in brown and green dahlia , strawberry , ma
hogany -and fawn ,
The greater number of the now bridal
gowns und toilets for bridesmaids are tailor-
made , and uro extremely elegant. Embroidery -
broidery , pearl gimps , nnd rich laces aroused
used upon those gowns , the arrangement be
ing artistic and novel.
The Grecian , Emplra , Hussian nnd dlrcc-
toiro models are four distinct typos in fnsh-
tonnblo gowns-for next season , but the varia
tions nro bewildering , extending from there
ro nl Medici gown to the straight full-
skirted dress of a "housemaid on duly. "
Some of the ilncst patterns In furs for the
coming winter are made to lit the llguro even
moro closely than those of a year ago , Tbo
cumbersome quilted satin linings lira frequently -
quontly dispensed with , and u heavy quality
of silk Is substituted , with but little wadding
The Spanish mantle is worn with drossy
toilets of every description. This model
which has proved so popular this season ,
was originally copied from ono of real Snan-
i li lace designed for the Princess of Wales ,
It consists of a slightly pointed shoulder
capo , with wide , black luco collar , and very
long scarf ends that cross at the belt und
cover the front of the dress skirt to thu hem.
Very handsome ladies' cloth , with now
and attractive bordorlngs , and soft Knglish
sergos ana cheviots uro greatly used in the
formation of stylish promenade and visiting
gowns. Many beautiful dies Imvo been
added to tbo standard shades , rod gold , rus
set deeply tinged with orange amarath , and
dahlia reds , poach color , linden green and
oak heart being among the novel colors in
all wool fabrics.
The Venetian silk-wrap challlos design for
doml-dress during the autumn are very
lovely , both in color and fabric , and-their
handsome velvet ribbon trimmings give ad
ditional charm. Laurel and linden green
aud orange-brown silk challies uro made up
In Diroctolro fashion , the majority of them
being gurulturcd with velvet. Others huvo
Wide Perlsau urabosquo bauds , with cape
collars nnd deep You Dyke cult * of costly
ANOTHER STINGING REBUKE
Admlnistoj d T3y a. Masoulo Ledge
atMaoodonln , lowrt.
GRAND MASTER MERCER AGAIN.
Ho Arrests tlio Clinrlor of Nebraska
No. 1 ttcnci'M JjOtlRO Notes
About tlio City Knights
l - -
Scottish Ultc til lown.
The controversy between the Scottish Hlto
bridles h the Uioino of much discussion
among Iowa Mnson * . Masons nil over the
country ftro wntcliinp lowrt to sco what U
the icsutt. The controversy between the
Ccrncaii mul Pilto bodies 1ms boon of lotiit
standing. ' 1'liu rovkvnl of the Interest In it
ww oceas onoil by tha action of tliu grand
lodcc , in going out of its way to talto sides In
the mnttor , Mnny Masons , not belonging to
cither bodlcv object to being thus forced to
Join In a contest between two bodies wlilcli
11 ro 119 iliatixut from the blno ledge as nro the
Odd Fellow * or Knights of Pythtns. The
Pike men Imvo guinod control of the bluu
ledge nnd nro using It ns a ulub with winch
to drlvo thu Coruuau man from the Hold ,
Muuy Muaons Object to such n USD of their
organization , They wo exiircssltiK them
selves in various ways , nnd tliu prediction Is
inuilo thnt unless the grand lodsjo ndontv n
dlfl'cront policy It. will llnd Itself involved In
a most unseemly mid ruinous controversy.
The Cernunu men huvo been ulrendy forced
to protect thoiiisolvos by cutting an injunc
tion from the courts , rcstrulumir the grmid
muster from Interfering further. This has
caused u sensation and tlio rosy It of the cnso
Is being cngorly wutcheil for all over the
If the grnml loduo would refuse to Imvo
nnylhliiK to do with these Scottish rite
bodlci , and lot them light it out by thorn-
solves , it would .evidently bo u most sntis-
fnotory policy to the majority of muster ma-
sous , wtio ohjr-ct to beuiR drugged into u
fight between two bodies in which they have
no interest. The Pike men , havltiK got hold
of the club , naturally refuse to lot KO. It
Rooms to be n mntturoC Hfonnd'dnalli with
fieni. ' So long as the tu'aml ledge was neu
tral , the Cornoiiu bodies increased , until in
lowu they number about siv liundrcd
members. In the meantime the Pike bodies
have lost , fiithor than Kainpil , ami it Is said
that they have now only. KB member ? In
the stttto. It Is aupnroiit thut the Pllio
bodies would speedily succumb to the law
of the survival of the lltteM , mid Coniuuu-
ism would bo in undisputed possession of the
Held. Tlio I'iko men , therefore , hung to the
Brand lodge as a club , niul do not seem to
e.iro whether the cluo'is battered and broken
in tlio controversies or not.
There arc numerous urolesta against allow-
inir the jrraud lodgu to bo used for such base
purposes. Thi ( following is n sot of the res
olutions. TliUy were adopted by n unnni-
moils vote by Kuby lodge. No. 41. , Muco-
don In :
Your committee to whom was referred
that pnrt of the proceedings of tlio cm nit
lodcc of Jow.i. respocthig the Jurisdiction of
Scottish rila masonry in this state , would ro-
spei'tfnily report the following nnd recom
mend its udoptfidu :
1.Vo are not in possession of suflicient
knowledge to enable us to say whioli of I lie
twoopposimj'dvdDrs ot Scottish rite masonry
is regular , and it is our opinion that , it Is
extra judicial * for the r.ind ledge to say
which is entitled to occupy the territory of
' _ ' . \Ve inc. firmly of the oiniou | ) that in ma
sonry individual pierit should bu the test of
admission , and individual conduct and uclion
the true test of fellowship therein , nnd that
uach member'sliould bo Judged by this
' ) . Wu arc of tlio opinion that masonry is
not conclusive ; nor does its privileges debar
um.'inbiMiroin similar privileges In oilier
boon-tics basud upjn mnr.ilityi teuiperancc
ami virtue. , i
t. SVhile wo feel to give a cheerful obe-
dioucu to the laws enacted bv the grand
Jodijo on this matter , wo do not feel Justified
in i'X ] > llinf ! a member from our prjvilegos
without l-ausu shown.
S. Tlie operation of said law is in its nature
retrouutive ami is therefore illegal and un
U. AVe are opposed to one faction entrcnch-
ini ; uehind tlui gr.mii loagc and using its
funas in order to light another faction when
both claim to be based upon Blue Louce ma
7. I'hat for those reasons and others we
btillorc this led o Justillcd in objecting to the
action of the grand ledge in this matter as
not being Just between men and Masonsnnd
not in good keeping with tlia purposes de
signed in Masonry.
There is in Council HluiTs a consistory of
tlio Scottish Kite , und rtho , Jurisdiction of
tliu Suuremo Council of the United Sta'es ,
their territories ami dependencies , more fa
miliarly known as the Cernenu body. The
ljiko body , or the southern Jurisdiction , bus
no consistory , and but two or three members
residing in the city. ThoCornoau consistory
has about seventy members. Instead of the
action of tlio pnnid lodiro causing the growtn
to stop , there nio now members being added
rli'lit along , nnd from tlio uest sort of mate
rial to bo found in masonic ! circle- ! . The
now cathedral Is pronounced onoof the finest
society halls in the west The work is being
done inn iminnci-xvhich arouses the loudest
praise from visitors ana old workers. At
thu last meeting there were a number pivs-
ant from Omaha and they were surprised us
well as gratified. There will bo. another
mooting on FriJay evening next.
The telegraphic announcement made the
past week that Poohluun had withdrawn
from Scottish Kilo bodies created u great
sensation in Masonic circles. In the west ,
and especially among those not nested con-
cornlnc thu Scottish Hito bodies , this with
drawal was not clearly understood. It was
head-lined in several of the papers that
"Cerneauism had received u heavy blow , "
Pci'lchuin was at one timu the grand com-
nmmlnr of what Is known us the Peeklmin
bodies , but was in no way connected witli
the body Known as tlio Uornuau organi/.i-
tlou , wliloti has consistories established in
Iowa and Nebraska. There nre no Peckliuin
bodies in tlio went. His withdrawn ! , thure-
fore , has no ho.iring upon the controversies
which are going on hero between the north
ern und southern Jurisdictions , nnd the
United States council , known as the
Cornuau body. It is a heavy blow to what
uro known as the Pocktiain bodies , which
uro iiuito strong in Pennsylvania and Now
York , butin no way does it affect whut is
known in the west as Cornenulsin.
Tli Charter of Nobrinki : No. 1 With-
( , drawn.
Grand Alostc Merger lias withdrawn the
charter of Nebraska ledge No. 1 , nnd though
thu grand marshal last Tuesday , took pos
session ot the fawcls and property of this ,
the oldest landmark of Freemasonry in tlio
state , stating that it was done hccnusoof the
resolution passed , at the meeting of the ledge
on August Ot'n " ' protesting against edict
No. 1. ,
In this connection the following extract
trom the proceedings of the grand ledge of
Now York , rocitutg part of the report 01 the
committee on'foreign ' correspondence of the
grand lodge , iriliy b of interest : '
Tlio grand ledge la supreme within Its
Jurisdiction , Initt not infallible. It is com
posed of men nvlio , though Masonn. nro of
Illco passions df other men and as liable-to
error.Ve nro'be-Havnrs In non-lntcrforonco
with the oxcrcisu of that jurisdiction in any
other way , or for any purpose , than the gen
eral bcnollt , protection or safety of the
"Urand lodges are not possessed of abso
lute , unquestioned and despotic power.
There never was u tiino in Ancient Craft
Masonry when even a grand muster had any
such authority as that. The craft are free
Masons. They are not , and never were ,
slaves. Indeed , tlio bondsman could never
bo a craftsman , as he was not free born. "
So , when a grand master ( whether his
motives bo iraro and good , or bud and inde
cent ) ofllcially declares that Master Masons
Imvo forfeited inherent Masonic privileges
because they decline to surrender civic
rights which do not trench on their duty
and loyalty to Ancient Craft Masonry , his
order is impotent , according to tlui views of
the grand lodge pf New Ynrk. It the grand
muster of Nebraska BO infallible in this utato
tie rights lie Is bound to respect !
Inquiries uro frequently hoard of late as
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For particulars apply at the Counting Room , New Bee Build
to when the proceeding of the grand lodge of
Xcbr.islca will be published. Asa rule such
proceedings arc In the possession lodges
within threes or four wcclts after adjourn
ment , but nothing is heard of the proceed
ings of the last session of the grand lodge ,
wnlch adjourned over two months ago.
The vacancies recently occuring in the of
fices of Nebraska ledge , No. 1 , have made
quite a change in the ofllcial stuff of the lodgo.
II. 13. Ircv , formerly master of exchequer ,
bus been elected chancellor'commander. . Dr.
Humphrey , formerly M. of F. , has been
elected vice chancellor. M. Toft has been
circled M. of E. , and Mel Homer M. of f.
All of thu above officers have boon installed.
The representatives-elect aud the chaucol-
lur commanders of the ditTm-cut Omaha
lodges nro requested to meet this morning ut
100 ; : ! o'clock , sharp , at the castle hall of
Nebraska No. 1 , on Fourteenth street. This
meeting will bo for the purpose of devising
W.I.VA nnd means and arranging a programme
for the entertainment of the grand ledge of
Iscbr.iHli : , which meets in Omahu October
6. As the time is very short for the amount
of work lo bo done previous lo tliu session it
is especially urged that thcso ofllcorn bo
About ono hundred Sir Knights of the dif
ferent Omaha divisions wont over to Council
lilutTa last Sunday niglit to attend divine
whicti hold St. Paul's
semen was at Epis
copal church. Major W. T. Whitmursh , chap-
lam of thu Nebraska brigade , preached u line
sermon to the bo.VH. Many of tha Sir Knlgnts
wuic accompanied by their ladias.
I. O. O. ! < ' .
Goodrich ledge bus appointed a committee
to arrange an entertainment for the benefit ,
of tliu hall association to bo given sometime
during merchants' week.
The inciting of the Sovereign grand ledge
at ( jolnmbus , Ohio , September U ) , 121 , will
draw u great many members of the order
from Nebraska , und the question arises who
can visit that body while In session ? All
past grands who uro in possession of the
royal purple degree can visit. From present
indications the demonstration will bo second
only to that of 18TO at Philadelphia.
In North Carolina there nro forty-ono
lodges wltti u membership of only 1-IOi ) . The
silurv of the grand secretary Is $000 , with on
uducd allowance of $ - . " > 0 to pay for traveling
expenses. Average membership in the lodges
; il , or about 100 loss ttmn iu New Hampshire.
Not gaiii last year in North Carolina , 2:27. :
There is hope of the order in North Carolina.
The brotherhood in Ponsylvania , ranro-
senting a membership of nearly 1)0,000 ) , bus
spoken iu strong terms against the admis
sion of young men to our order at the ago of
eighteen yours. As Odd Fellowship is an
organization governed in some measure at
leant by contracts and obligations , and is
therefore a manhood fraternity , wo think
the ago of admission should correspond with
that which gives the young man
tlio right and privileges of the
olectlva franchise , says the Manches
ter Union , When government shall reduce
the minimum ago nt which younu men may
assnniQ the full rights of citizenship , to make
contracts and execute thu same , then It will
bo umplo time for our order to consider the
advisability of receiving young men to mem
bership at n younger ugo than is now stipu
lated in tlio law. The sovereign grand lodyo
is no bettor llttod to express nn opinion nn
tills subject than tha fraternity at largo , and
If a chungo so radical U contemplated why
not refer it to u vote of thu brethren gen
A. O. U.W.
Union Pacific ledge No. 17 conferred the
degrees on four now candidates at their last
meeting. This ledge has admitted about
twenty now members In the lust fortnight.
Omaha ledge No , 18 will glvo an entertain
ment next Thursday night at thnlr ball , to
whicti all Omaha , South Omaha and Council
Bluffs lodges are Invited , Tno programme
is in the hands of u competent commltto who
will sco that the company is well entertained ,
Refreshments will also bo served , Thu
members of No. IS have been working hard
lately in a competition for u gold bad go
wnlch the ledge oilered to the member bring
ing iu tbo largest number of applicants
within uspecillcd time. This timu expires
Thursday evening , und the budge will bo pre
sented to the successful competitor on that
evening. Judging from returns up to data
Brother Addition Jones will win the badge ,
Number IS is to bavo one of the ilncst ban
ners in this part of the country. Master
Workman George Brown has thu work well
in hunil und is making every effort to bavo
the banner completed by fair week.
Omaha ledge , No. 2 , will visit Council
Bluffs ledge next Thursday evening ,
On Wednesday last the degree team of
Utah ledge , daughters of Itobuaca , visited
Alpha lodgo. of South Omaha , und exempli
fied the work In a thorough und exemplary
Hesperian encampment visited Twin
Brothers encampment , of Council Bluffs , and
conferred thu Patriarchal degree on a candi
SOIIH < > l St. George.
Shakespeare InJgo No. 217 will give a lit
erary and musical entertainment at their
hall , Kit-t Douglas street , next Saturday
evening. A line programme is being prepared -
pared and n most oujoynblo time is antici
pated. This entertainment will bo given in
lieu of the picnic which has been in prepara
tion for some time.
Omaha branch No. 10S2 of the Iron Hall ,
now moots iu A. O. U. W. hull , in the Bar
ker block. This branch is in u very healthy
condition and receiving accessions to Its
membership at every roirulur mooting. Full
information us to the workings und benefits
of the order can bo obtained from Mr. Henry
Croighton , who is supreme deputy for this
The Fa to nfd'Assns.
What is heroism ? It is moro than
brute courage. It is something beyond
a desire for glory. Napoleon nt the
bridge of Lodi , Csesar rushing singly on
the Spanish ranks , Perry Bailing
through the lire of the British Ileot
are till flno heroes , but WHS theirs the
highest typo of heroism ? The test of
ascension in heroism is not found in
faculty , but in the sentiment which di
rects the faculty ; the love of glory , the
frenzy of the soldier iu battle , must
therefore yield the nalm in disinterest
edness of sentiment to the love of coun
try or the sense of duty , and Lho hero us
n patriot takes precedence ol the here
as at soldier
No story uffoctcd mo when a young
lad like the fate of Ohovnlier d'A'ssas :
Thu proud , glad youth whose faith to Franco
was plighted ,
Old Auvurgno'a child , who for her honor
When llfo nnd love and joyunco most de
Ho was a noblonuui'ri son and was 011-
gagod to ho nmrriud to a beautiful girl ,
but whonitho French revolution hegan
and the sons of Franco were called
upon to defend their native land , ho
left the old ancestral castle , in the
heart of Auvorgno , and , with a band of
retainers , marched under Morenu
against the Bavarian army on the Ger
Ond durlc night ns Ills men were on
guard and ho hlmsolf was doing piclcut
duty , .young D'Assas was captured by n
squad of the enemy who managed to
got between him ana his own mon.
"Not a word , or you'ro a dead man ,
my master1 was the grim whispers of
his captors , and ho felt the sharp points
of their bayonets at his throat. There
was a deep plot at the bottom ot his soia-
uro. Tlio Bavarians hoped to surprise
the French outpoat , and for this purpose
they conducted tliolr captive toward the
French watch-flro , threatening him
wltli instant deatli if ho gave an alarm
or refused to give the countersign.
A dozen rods they advanced silently ,
when suddenly in tlio darkness rose a
spoetor-liUo form , and through the
close , hustiod air came the stern com
"Halt ! or the countersign ! "
D'AssiiM was pushed forward and two
sword points placed ut his buck.
"Givo it , or diol Quiclcl" was the
whispered throat hissed into his ear.
lie stood silent a moment , hut tlioro
was no thought ot wavering in his
bravo and loyal heart. Tlio next In-
stiuit his voice rang out full and llrm :
"Auvergno , Auvorgno , here is the
fool" They were his last words. In
another moment ho foil dead , pierced
by the Bavarian swords.
But the camp was saved. The startled
French poured out and the Bavarians
were driven hack. Nor was the young
hero's name forgotten.
Murdered In tlio Hnlinru.
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