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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : ttUJS'JDAY ' , SEPTEMBER 15. 1S89.-SIXTEEN PAGES. 11
TOSSED ABOUT BY THE GOAT
Bui the Boo Degree Mnn Notoo- the
THE MASONIC CONTROVERSY.
Vermont Uouu on Il'conl In the Ccr-
m-nii Controversy Blminl Cnso
orilcDrlttoua Knliilits null tlio
"Tho Scottish Hlto Is stllf the the thcmo
of talk among the masons , " fluid ono promi
nent mnstor nml sir Knight. "It Iho thing
keeps on this way much loiiRor , I will taltti
niy dcmlt , from blue lodge , chapter nml cotrt-
nmndory , unil Imvo nothing to do with IIM-
sonry In any form. '
There nro numerous nucti expressions
heard from those who do not belong to cither
of the contending Scottish Hito factions.
The United States , or Cerncuu inon , nro
linn and hopeful , They fttiolc to thu claim
that thu grand lodge tins nothing to do with
their orgiinlzntton , us tlio.v In
no wiiy conflict with the grnnil
lodgo. They simply clnlm the right to join
nny church or any society ao long us they do
not neglect their duties or violate their obli
gations to tlio liluu lodge. They Insist that
n man who becomes a Mason Is not , In conso-
quuncothereof , barred from Joining other or
ganizations , and that the grand ledge has no
right to ( llctuto In this respect.
\l ho sorzino of the charter of the ledge at
Macedonia , la. , 1ms caused much discussion ,
uml only Increase * thu tooling against the
grand ledge ultmiipUug to bring about har
mony by ink I up sides in a contest between
two outsldu bodies.
Thcro Is much eager watching for news
from Tlplon , In. That placa is ouo of un
familiar name , and Its only prominence now
Is caused from the fuel that thcro the first
legal contest was fought. The United States ,
or Coroouu men , procured temporary Injunc
tion restraining tlio grand master and others
from taking any notion against them. The
grand lodge , through Its ofllccrs ,
lllrd a petition asking that the temporary
Injunction bo dissolved. This was the
question which came up before the juitgo at
' 1'ipton on the fith. 'I ho matter was heard
mid taken under advisement. Iho result
1ms boon watched for with Interest since
Much variety of opinion Is expressed.
Borne clnlm that it maltem very llttlo what
decision Is mudu , us the real contest will
como up when an attempt is made in October
to secure u permanent. Injunction. Others
say tlmt a decision on the temporary iujunc *
tlon will practically settle the matter , so far
as the courts are concerned.
The contest , which has been forced Into
the blue lodges by the attempt to keen out
the southern jurisdiction of the Scottlsn
rite , Is having a most disheartening and de
moralizing effect on Masonry in Iowa. The
only hope for harmony snoins to bo in thu
grand ledge deciding to nmlio tno Scottish
rlto bodies settl'- their dllTeronces outside of
the blue lodgo.
The United States , or Cornonu , bodies are
willing to do this , nnd claim that , being the
only Icgitlnmto body , they are anxious to
Bland on the records nnd submit to tlio law
of the survival of tha fittest.
'Iho southern Jurisdiction , or Plka men ,
are cijually anxious to Imvo tlio grand lodcro
help them out. iippiuently nut having any
confidence in their ability to stand alouo.
Will-Mint : to Aiiulont Craftsmen.
To the Editor of Tin : Bun : A word or
warning to the craft of this jurisdiction
might not. bo out. of place from ono who hns
bcon 11 eloso observer of the methods of cer
tain members of the Piku faction , Scottish
rite , to force the light between the Gorman
mid PiUo factions of Scottish rlto masonry
for supremacy in this Jurisdiction on the
master masons to determine who shall be
come the rulers over strunuo degrees , of
which but few know anything and the many
care Ions. On this subject the nuiator ma
sons should pilot bo insunslolu to what is
going on around them , or bo so cowardly as
to wag us wags the grand master , lest the
day be not distant when tlioy may uccomo
vassals to Pikn's Scottish rlto monarchy.
It would seem hardly necessary , nftor
what bus transpired in this Jurisdiction , to
impress on the minds of intelligent master
masons that a body , other thun a grand or
KUbordinate lodgn of symbolic masonry ,
claiming to hold the right to work the three
ilrst degrees of masonry , must in itself bo
hostile to ancient craft masonry , and tha
Scottish rite faction , known as the
southern Jurisdiction , under the command
of Albert PiKe , bus always asserted these
claims and has never denied that this power ,
now waived , would not bo put Into uctivo
operation when nnd where they pleased.
. /I hen how can it bo possible for u grand
master to he loyal to ancient craft masonry ,
which has exclusive- control ever the first
three degrees , when ho attempts by force of
edict , to open Iho doors of tbo blue ledge to
the Scottish rlto that Insists on having this
power f Does it not occur to you , umstor
Masons , that should you admit that this
ilimgorous and illegal power was vested in
grand lodges nnd grand masters , and they
should determine that Pike's autocractlo
body ( insisting on its ubsoluto and not-to-bo-
( lucstloucd power over all masonic degrees
from the Ilrst to ilia thirtv-tblrd ) is niasonlu
nnd roeulnr , and must bo so regarded and
recognized , and thu grand master , his vassal ,
orders you by edict to so acknowledge or
IOBO your rights us master Masons , then
what will you do about it ) Who will then
prevent the king on ; hls throne. Albert Pilso ,
from reorganizing tbo blue lodges , chapters ,
and cjuimandrlcs as Scottish rlto append-
ugcsjf Ono dare not disobey the edict of his
thirty-third , who has become' your grand
njnnstcr , or by edict again you become clan
destine uno subject to his tcbt-oath process
Is It not about time that wo , as master
masons , insist ou the preservation of the an
cient landmarks , and that all such innova
tions be mot by all lawful resistance. Will
you allow it to become u fact , that the roail
to favor In the grand ledge is to bo of the fac
tion which dclics its powers and supremacy ,
and the road to musouio ruin IB to bo trui
nnd loyal to tha grand ledge system. II
would seem that If any discrimination was
proper it should bo to tbo friend nnd not 10
The Scottish rlto body known as the United
States of America , their territories and de
pendencies , organized in October , 1607 , tiled
declarations with the grand ledge of Now
York renouncing all powers over the 11 rs
three degrees ( see transactions of the gram
lodge , 1M)3) ) ) .
Hut why should tha loyal ancient craft
Masons of this or any other Jurisdiction sub
mit to having this trouble and confnsloi
thrust upon them , as there are not more thai
onu or two of these Scottish nti
members of aU factions in a bundroi
Mastur Masons In any state. Shall the
hundred permit the ouo or two
to force their fight , which IB entirely outside
of symboUo masoncry , on the purely inasonlo
many , and why should the many , if forced
there , at the risk of their own destruction ,
allow one of the factions , by odlet or rosolu
tlon , to bo declared right nnd the other
wruiiir , and thus attempt to force those , thus
illegally declared wrong , to give up nnd sur
render what they know their manhood am
obligation requires them to defend , or else
give up their masoulo rights 1
Slaves may bo BO in ado and coerced , bu
men free barn , ncverl
Vermont Hoard From.
The proceedings of the grand ledge of
Vermont , P. A. nnd A , M. , are Just nub-
llsnod. The grand master , In his address ,
thus speaks of the "Corneau" rltot
' Decided action hai boon taken vbo past
year by coitalu grand lodges uKamst what is
known as the Corneun rite a body claiming
to bo Masonic and claiming authority ever
mauy degrees. In eouio Jurisdictions they
have ROIIO so far an to declare what the
"eluion puro" high degrees are. Tnuro la no
occasion for such action In this state
to far as I am a ware , nor
does It Boom to me appropriate ,
but If It U true , as charged upon seemingly
pod authority , that tbo Pike nto claims to
have and has exorcUcd authority ever the
degrees of nut-lout rr ft Masonry , then It il
not a question of whether It is a legitimate
bodv , so fur an the higher degrees are con-
rcrncd , but u question of self-protection. It
IH a reeofiilied law throughout thlu country
nnd In many others that the degree * of an-
ulcul uruft Masonry can only be conferred
indor nutbqrlty granted by a sovereign
grand lodgo. Any claim of right over said
degrees , by nny othtr body , I * an unwar
ranted usurpation and an offense against
woll-cstnbllshod law nnd Mnionio usngo.
While the grand lodge of Vermont will bo
slow to determine which of the higher de
grees U legitimate. , It will not permit an In-
rlngcmcnt of its inherent rights or those of
nny other grand Jurisdiction. "
The committee to whom the address was
referred reported :
"Wo do not pronoso to act in mediators , "or
arbitrators , between contesting bodies of
irofcsscd Mmontc organization * , or to cstnb-
hit their legitimacy , but do Insist that grand
oilize sovereignty , Mitsonlcally speaking ,
shall bo sustained nna maintained. The
grand ledge maintains now , as it over ha
done , Its supreme authority over the sym
bolic decrees of Freemasonry , nnd will tolor-
ito In no wise an Invasion cf Its territory by
to-called Masoniu organizations pretending
o poiscss tha power to confer these degrees
ti this jurisdiction , or nny other with which
vc hold fraternal relations. "
In connection with the above report it Is
ntcrcstlng to note the fact that the United
States , or Ccrneati , consistory does not claim
nuy right over the first three degrees , but
hat the southern or Plko bodies do. Their
rceoids show that they open and
clew sometimes on thcso degrees ,
claim the right ever them. and
irint nnd olTer for sale the rituals and secret
vork , nnd compel their subordinate bodies to
supply themselves with the secret work of
no three degrees , controlled by the Uluo
As the time draws near for the triennial
conclave of Knights Templar , Interest re
vives in the situation of the Iowa knights.
At tne last meeting In St. Louis a new ritual
was adopted. It wan at once accepted by nil
the other commaudorlcs except lown. Its
grand commander declared tlmt the now rit
ual had not boon legally adopted. This ac
tion was ratified at the next mooting of the
grand commondery of Iowa , Iowa was then
declared to bo in a state of rebellion , and
nn edict was issued forbidding all
communication with other states. So the
matter has rested until now. Knights from
other states could not vls.it Iowa coalman-
der'es ' , and Iowa knlahts could not visit else-
where. The commandorles hero have been
; oing on with their work as usual , but have
icon confined to their own jurisdiction.
It now appears that a majority of the
( nights are willlnc to fall into line nnd no-
: opt the now ritual. Tbo prediction is inndo
dial the matter will bo adjusted next month
ut the conclave In Washington.
The situation of the Knignts Templar in
town has awakened fresh luterest of late , on
account of the controversy ever the ScottUh
rite degrees. While the Knights Templar
ttnvo been under the ban , on account of their
rebellion , the blue lodges have not bcon
called on to tulta a hand in the controversy ,
or to attempt to adjust It , The blue ledge
las issued no orders for the rebellious
knights to got out of that order. This has
led many to comment upon the Inconsistency
of those who seek to adjust the Scottish rite
controversy , und yet who claim to have
nothing to do with the Knights Templar
K. or i1.
The various divisions of the uniform rank
are busily engaged in drilling and are doing
good work. Efforts are being made to per
fect thu divisions in the school of the knight
and of the division , and after they have at
tained suitable proficiency in this direction ,
the roglmeiit will bo drilled as a whole ,
Tins Is a most commendable move , nnd can
not help resulting m a marked Improvement ,
as a pnrfect whole can onlv bo obtained by
perfecting the units.
Everything is very quiet among the lodges ,
very llttlo having been done the past two
weeks , owing to the iiuinbnr of counter at
tractions. Only a small amount of rank
work is being done.
O. 1. il.
Ono of the lodges of the Order of Iron
Hall , which was composed almost entirely of
business men , has disbanded. The body had
never applied for a charter , and the Initution
fees have been returned to the different mem
bers und the matter quietly dropped. The
trouble seemed , to bo laclc.of Interest on the
part of tbo members. No business could bo
done , for want of a quorum , and after talkIng -
Ing the matter ever it was decided to let It
The other ledge of this order in the city is
doing well , and is increasing rapidly in , mem
A. O. U. VV.
About seventy-five members from thu
different Omaha lodges and twenty-Jive
from Council Bluffs went to South Omaha
last Tuesday night , in response to an invita
tion from South Omaha ledge No. 00. An
excellent entertainment had boon prepared
by Iho South Oinnna ledge , consisting of
music and recitations , and a thoroughly en
joyable evening was passed , ending with a
O. O. W.
Omaha Cuuip No. 120 had a very busy time
at their last meeting. A number of candi
dates wore put through , and n large amount
of business transacted. Afterwards , a very
pleasant entertainment was given , consisting
of music and recitations by some of the
members , und a delicious spread. A very
enjoyable evening was passed.
1. O. O. P.
Mr. P. 13. Bryant , adjutant of the canton ,
ban gone to Columbus , O. , to attend the ses
sion of the supreme lodge , which convenes
n that city to-morrow. Mr. Bryant repre
sents the encampment in the supreme lodge.
Mrs. Silas vVright and Mrs. Mary Osburn
have gene to Columbus to attend the supreme
lodcro as representatives of the Robokah de
gree. They were accompanied by Mr.
I. O. I \
The Independent Order of Foresters is
booming in this city and state. Ono year
ago there wore only fifty members of the
order In Nebraska , and to-day there are live
lodges with u membership of ever . ' ! 00. Now
applications uro being constantly received ,
nnd the order is in a flourishing condition.
Amhcrst college received this week nn-
ether check for $5,000 from John H. South-
worth , of Springfield , Muss.
A public scnool at Delmur Is partly sit
uated in Delaware and Maryland. Each
state furnishes teachers for Its pupils.
The oldest boy of Canon Farrar , the most ,
eloquent pulpit orator in Knglnud , is coming
to America to complete his education.
The freshman class of Dartmouth college
numbers 100 In the academic und scicntllio
departments , outnumbering any class of
lute years. *
North Cakotu will bo thn firm state , as a
state , to make provision for a system of man
ual training. Forty thousand acres of land
are set apart for that purpose.
Preparations uio already being made in
several Gorman university towns to cclo
brute next year the three hundredth anni
versary of the Invention of thu microscope.
David N. Ulakely , a graduate of Dart
mouth college In the clussof ' 8U. has rcccivoi
the appointment of Instructor in English of
tbo American college ut Alntub , Turkey. Ho
will also bo financial manager of the Institu
Clark university's department of Biology
at Worcester , MUSH. . Is announced by Presi
ilunt Hall , und this department at that ol
psychology , whoso special announcement wit
soon follow , will bo the beginning of tha now
Worcester institution of advanced culture.
The now Catnolla university In Washing
ton will Imvo every afternoon during the
year , ut 4:110 o'clock , u lecture on u popular
topic , to which admission will bo frco to
everybody by Invitation tickets , which ran
bo obtained without difilculty from the vice
The state normal school of Misxourlbegan
it * nineteenth annual session with thu lurg
est attendance ever ku'owu on an opening
day. Over two hundred students nave en
rolled wno have never attended the schoo
before. Prom present prospects tha lota
enrollment will roach fully one thousand
All sections of the Htuto are represented.
Thu mob scene in the last act of "Puu
Kuuvar , " lu which Josonu Huworth is irolui ,
to slur this BtmBon , will be more reulUlli
ttiuu over If the present plan * are carried
STATUS CF THE LABOR ARMY ,
Rlao , Fall and Prosout Condition of'
the KnlRhts of Labor.
HATTERS' SUNDAY REST.
.Clio Union Label nt llluc MAT Not Ho
Counterfeited Steam nnd lint
"Water Fitters Notes
K. of h. I'nst null
As has bcon mentioned In this column
.hero has been of late a marked decrease In
.he active membership of the Knights of
. .abor. By active membership Is meant a
luumborshlp which pays Its dues and assess
ments , for the order is something like n ccr
nm religious denomination , nnd "once a
aiight , always a knight" holds good except
n the case of members expelled for misdemeanor
meaner or violation of obligation. Hut a
uonibor who Is not active Is practically of
Ittlo use , hence nil calculations uro based
upon the working force.
It has boon estimated by ns good authority
us Goncrnl Worthy Foreman Wheat ,
since the failure of the knights to
win the great strike up to about
three months ago that the order has decreased -
creased In nctlvo membership about 60 nor
icnt. The greater portion of this decrease-
las bcon in the cast , where factional strife
wrought great Imvoo in the ranks , the most
notable of which was In District 4'J , where
McQulre , the district master workin nn , per
sisted In doing as ho thought best , despite
the action of Powderly and the executive
> oard. In the west , the falling oft hns not
been so great , although desertions wcro
numerous , in Omaha it Is estimated that
the decrease In active membership has been
at least 40 par cent.
The cause for this falling off in numbers ,
s not the same In turn city as in the cast , al
though to Borne extent the policy of the general -
oral executive board had something to do
with It. Trades unionism has In
ured the order more than anything
else , and through no limit of thu trades
Unions. When the order was first estub-
ished It. was cosmopolitan as regards the
occupation of members. But as it grew ,
the various trades resolved themselves Into
separate assemblies. Finally thoglnss blow
ers organized u separate district. When any
trouble arose in their line of work , they
promptly adjusted It without calling on the
jalanco of the order for assistance. Other
trades desired to do likewise , but met with
opposition. The plan was for each branch
of trade to organize Into assemblies and then
organize a , district assembly , which would bo
ino head center of the particular branch.
Then when n difilculty presented Inself each
district was to take care of itself mid if in
tno end assistance was required the entire
order was to Join hands In the unbroken
circle until whatever trouble existed was
Thcro wore a number , however , who ob
jected , and a llghtensued , which resulted in a
depletion. Coopers and hatters , all branches ,
drew out and declared that they would run
things tnoir own way , nnd they did. Then
came the cigarmukors' tight , which ended in
all members of the International union being
compelled to draw out of their union or louv-
inir the Knlglus. They chose the luiter
The few members of the Ugarmakors'
union In Omaha obeyed the mandate und
drew out , but this is a small factor in the
general depruass. In 1835 0 , nnd oven in 1837 ,
the order grow wonderfully , but it wus not a
healthy growth. Assemblies sprung up all
over the country. There were live new as
semblies organized in Omaha , Nos.S45 ,
0,1-U , T.GW , lO.TUa and lO.y.'O. These added to
NOH. , tt4 ! und 1 , & > 3 already in cxlstonce.nuide
seven assemblies in this city. The total
membership at ono time was ever sixteen
hundred ; now It is less than nine hundred.
The principal reason for this decline is
said to bo us follows ; When the excitement
was running at fever heat largo numbers
joined the order for what purpose and with
what idea they knew not. 'Ihey wcro taken
in because they worked and because each as
sembly wus desirous of outnumbering the
others. When the more unlearned portion
discovered that simple membership in the
order would not give them ? 4 for eight hours
labor nnd buy them a new suit ou Christmas
they loft. This is the principal cause of the
decline in membership. It is u conceded fact
that their leaving has not injured the order
to any alarming oxtent. It was founded on
certain principles , the first and most para
mount of which is education. Its founder
intended that its growth should ho slow. A
dozen men trained thoroughly can do more
in accomplishing u desired result than a hun
dred who know nothing of methods to bo
A conversation with ono or two of the
most prominent knights in the city elicited
the fact that the general opinion in this city
is that those who huvo left the order Imvo
dona HO for the order's irood , with u few
The dissensions in 'the K. of L. have not
been conllned to Omaha. Just nt present
Gcncrul Muster Workman Powdorly is ex-
plnlnincr through the Journal of United
Labor his innocence of certain alleged
actions in relation to the appointment of
Thomas Furlong , of Missouri , to
Iho position of chief of the
secret service department. The charges
appear to bo made by ono W. H.
Bluko , a member of tbo order who is known
for his unsavory record in various towns
along the river. Blake vegetated In Atchl-
son , Kan. , when he suddenly sprang up as a
would-be Moses sent to load workinginen out
of the wilderness. After straining his credit
as fur as possible in Atchlson ho went to St.
.loo , where ho allied himself with Assembly
l,9il ) , of which ho wus choscji master work
man. When District Assembly No. 113 was
organized he became its master workman
only by Inlluencoof thu country assemblies
wlip did not know him. During the winter
of 1885-11 Blake made his livinc by speaking
through the country , und In the tuil of 1887
put himself on the election list for what
money there was In it. Ho advocated the
election of James N. Burns for congress ,
while a candidate himself for the same place ,
and made himself u very unsavory record
among the knights. For re-election us dis
trict mauler workman ho was defeated , and
having lost his grip moved to St. Louis ,
whore , by some fine engineering , he succeeded
lu securing a lot. of endorsements tor Fur
long. When discovered he laid Hull on
Powdorly , whom ho ut ono time wanted to
succeed us general master workman , Blake
is not unknown in Omaha , nnd If Powdorly
IH as cognizant of hlu reputation us are tbo
assemblies along the river ho will not need
to fill n page of the Journal In defense of
. * -
The outlook for labor Just * at present Is
very good considering that the season is well
advanced. In tha matter of building , carpon-
tora nnd bricklayers have very bright pies-
pccts. The Ames building on Eleventh and
Howard streets will be begun If not com
pleted this fall , while the building for S. P.
Morse at Sixteenth nnd Farnnm will bo
pushed rapidly very BOOH , Tbo structure
which Is now in course of erection ut Har
tley und Fourteenth , which will bo occupied
by the Paclllo Express comuany , will employ
a largo number of men. as well us the now
city hull building. In addition 10 these there
are a large numbot of good residences und
cottages in course of construction. The
smelting works is being enlarged , un < l when
completed will require an additional forco.
Thu amount of paving and grading being
done is by no means insignificant , und u large
number of men uro employed in this march
of Industry , The force employed In chang
ing the horse railway to a motor line Is a
largo ono , while thu extension of now lines
Is keening u goodly crowd from enforced
THE action of the hatters hi closing on
Sunday meets with the hearty approval of
I he clerks , while tbo hatters themiolves uro
pleased. Said ono of the former ; "While
our Sunday business wus not unusually
heavy , and thu duties not arduous , It de
prived us of u day of rest that wo mlththavo ; |
otherwise had , Sunday business in our Una
as a rule la not Inrgu and very few sales worn
made. But if ono store kept open the others
wore forced to follow suit. As soon an the
Sunday hat-buying public understand that
no ImU uro on sale Sunday , they will pur
chase on Saturday. "
It appears that tha statement made In lust
Sunday's Issue of Tur. IjF.Kto | the effect that
the United States circuitTcpjJr.t at St. Louis
had decided that counterfeiting the blue la
bel of tha International clgnrmakars1 union
was not a crime and waV nit ) , punishable by
low , was nn error whictf should be charged
to the Associated press. A ll'lcgrntn to Tim
UKK from St. Louis dttlil-s the statement
nnd usscrts that It was lhob result of n nils-
understanding of n ruling iof the court , on
u motion made In the ttlal , Hut that does
not elm n go the determination of the cigar-
makers rcirardlng the uicorjioratton of the
label as n trade mark. ' It .Is. ns tins bcon
stated , registered as n label tHily. and at the
next annual meeting of the International ,
steps will bo taken to have It roglstcrc-d us n
trade-mark. ' i
Speaking of labels recaJlsLtho circular Is
sued by the i:1garmnkc.rs' : union to other
unions of the city last Uftok regarding the
ilccrenso of GO per cent in Vnoinborslnp in the
city. This U duo to the fact that union nindo
cigars nro not handled In sbnicicnt quanti
ties in this city to keep the men umnloyed.
The cigar makers Imvo appealed to other or
ganizations to assist them by refusing to pur
chase the clears unless the box bears the
blue label. If this action bo taken the clgar-
umkers believe that in n short tlmo their
afTalrs will be In good condition.
John Rowe , ono of the master steam nnd
hot water fitters of the city , Is In Chicago
attending n meeting of the associationwhich
Is In session nt the Lcland , nn ac
count of which appeared In yesterday's llr.E.
The objects of the meeting nro to formulate n
scale by which manufacturers will bo gov
erned In furnishing steam and hot water sup
plies , the idea being to prevent those outside
the trade from enjoying the liberal discounts
hitherto offered , which were not granted thn
association In general nnd which interfered
with their business to n great extent. It Is
proposed to form n sort of gentleman's agree
ment for mutual protection.
ADDITIONAL ! SPOUTS.
Charlie Costers' grey hound , Clothesline ,
was beaten in n race nt Mllwnuk co last Sat
urday , by Jlp , n Chicago dog , owned by Low
The sporting editor acknowledges n per
sonal Invitation , with complimentary card , to
attend the fall racing nnd trottlnc mooting
of the Overland Park club , to bo hold nt
Denver , Sept. 21-23.
Charlie McCorrnlek has become the owner
of the great little mure. Minnie K Ho pur
chased bur of the Solomon estate , paylnc
$1,800 for her. Her trotting record is'J:1'J ;
pacing 2:10 ] , and pacing with running
mate , 2:03 : .
The feat performed by Jack Winston , the
celebrated St. Louis shot , in his $100 shoot
with Frank Purmoloo , last Thursday , has
never been surpassed , or oven equalled. Ono
hundred straight blue rocks , sixteen yards
rise , from five traps , with u twclvo-guugo
gun , Is the best record over made.
Secretary E. O. Brandt , of the Omaha ball
club , and Ed Mullen , the oniclal score card
fiend , leave for Boston Tuesday evening.
Rumor has it that they go ostensibly to buy
the Boston'toauibut if they can't effect this ,
they Intend to purchase the Now Yorks or
The secretary of the Gate City Athletic
club is negotiating for a glove contest be
tween Danny Neodham , of St. Paul , nnd
Cbarlio Daly , of SU Louis , to como off at the
Fourteenth street club rooms some time In
October. As both men uro anxious for n go
at each other there is little doubt but what
tha light will bo arranged.
The Omaha cricket players , and there is a'
coed round number of them , will unite next
season in nn effort to organize a state league ,
to include this city , LincoUi , Plnttsmoutn ,
Hastings , Kearney , Grand Island or Fre
mont. W. It. Vaughn ulid A. T. McPhersan ,
are particularly interested In the scheme ,
and are already engaged vigorously working
J. J. Byrne and P. J. Kirby , expert hand
ballist of this city are arranging a match
with PhllioCaseyof Brooklyn , the champion
ot the world , and Andrew Armstroug , also
of Brooklyn. Casey and Armstrong want to
play two matches , one hi Brooklyn und ono
in Omaha , for a $1,000 'a ' side , but us yet
Messrs. Byrne and Itirby have not accepted
the proposition. '
The Chicago Sporting ! Journal , which Is
reliable authority , hu this to say of the
late Lindsay-Daly fiasco : , "Tho Lindsay-
Daly fight which was to have taken place
last \yeek n cur Omaha Is finally off. The
agreement was to light inside 140. Lindsay
weighed 139 , but Charley Daly was big und
muscular at US , and the Omaha man very
properly refused to fight. Daly is now tnlK-
Inc of a match for ? 1,000 u side nt 188 uounds.
Blue wing teal nre coming in groit num
bers , and there is already fair shooting
mornings und evenings in all the adjacent
lakes and murstics. Jack Knowles , ono of
the best duck shots in tno state and nn old-
time market hunter , bagged thirteen blue
wines at Florence lake yesterday. Ho said
there was really a largo number of birds ,
principally teal , with an occasional bunch of
mallards , in flight just at daybreak , and pre
dicts good shooting ut an early day.
Muldoon and Greek George are to wrestle ,
mixed styles , at the Coliseum about the
middle of next month , for a purse to be hung
up by the management. Evan LosVis. the
Strangler , D , A. McMillan , the Strong Man ,
Tom Cannon , Joe Acton , Carkeek , Faulkner
and others will also probably bo here. Thcro
are several local amateurs who will essay to
prevent Lewis from throwing them seven
times in an hour for a $50 purse. McMillan ,
too , will have a number of like matches
upon his hands.
The Hardln-Morgan bicycle combination
have made arrangements for a big tourna
ment in Frisco. They have secured the co
operation of the Bay City Bicycle club , and
all local wheelmen are taking deep interest
In the affair. They secured tno Mechanics'
pavilion for n week , beginning October il.
The team will hold a tournament in Sacra
mento during the fair and will arrive in
Frisco about October 1. The tour
nament In that city will bo open to bicycle
riders from all ever the world. The races
will take place every afternoon and evening
and prizes will bo given to the winners of
each race. At tno request of some local
wheelmen they have decided to arrange con
tests for amateurs. An elevated slanting
truck will bo constructed nnd the men will'
tug tc reach the top on their wheels. Juci ;
Prince and Ned Hemline : , of this city , will
tukopartin the professional race.
There are still over 10,000,000 square miles
of unoccupied districts in various heathen
lands , where missionaries thus far huvo
John Palm , of Bowtnansulllc. Lancaster
county , Pa. , who has wonted at blacksmithing -
ing for twenty years , has quit that business
and will outer Franklin and Murchal college
next week to prepare for the ministry.
The Salvation army petition , in favor of
Sunday-closing of saloons , contain ing 480,500
signatures , wus convoyed through London
to the house of commons in u wugou , accom
panied by two bunds. It wus in tno form of
a hugh roll , weighing 400 weight.
Tha Rev , E. D. Hu'iunotid three years ngo
became pastor of u Baptist church in Pitts-
burg. Since then ho has largely increased
the membership of tlioiclilirch and has built
a $25,000 edifice. But some : of the members
recently discovered that He was u smoker ,
and tha discovery HO impaired his usefulness
that ho has deemed It expedient to resign.
Among the most nctyo ( unionists uro the
Hebrew workers In the various industries.
The United Hebrew Trades Organization
claims a membership of over * 9,000. The
Hebrew Jewelers' union1 has established reg
ular headquarters in Orchard street , The
Hebrew Typographical union has expelled
two memburs who toolrtho places of strikers
in a printing ofllce.
The sixteenth convoatlpn of the National
Woman's Christian .Temperance Union
meets in Battery D , ChlcaW November 8 ,
and continues through thn .12th. with inojt-
lirga of special Interest on'tho Sabbath day.
The society represents 'ovc'r two hundred
thousand earnest-hearted woman who urn
devoted to worlta of plulanthrophy along
lines that build up temperance reform.
An extraordinary religious fraud is re
ported from Croutm. The whole pollution
was wrought up to u great pitch of excite
ment by an announcement that the virgin had
appeared in u forest. A shrine was built at
once of boughs und branches nnd In its cen
ter a hole was dug Into the ground. Inoulng
into which the holy virgin wus uald to bo vis-
ibletpull true believers , who foithwlth laid
down their offerlngarouua the eucrcd spot.
Colonel Sinn Bays ho did not purchase the
American rights of Wilson Barrett's melo
drama , "Good Old Times , " for Cora Tunner ,
Tlmt lady will continue to star in "Fascina
tion , " while n well-known loading man will
take up "Good Old Times" for the colonel.
" 'fl '
The Main Uauso for Doaortlon From
THE RECRUITING SYSTEM BAD.
Kvll KfTcctt * or Making Soldlorn
Act HH Alcolmntcfl tjounl Ho-
crullinnnts Col. Henry's
Views , Kio. , . 10to. .
Army Drnprtlnn * .
Colonel Guy V. Ilonry , formerly Inspector
specter of amnU-nrms 'priiotlen , dopiirt-
montof the Pltitto , wus asked lately for
his opinion in regard todosurttoua from
the army , the cause und remedy.
"Desertions are now the bane of the
service , and largely on the increase , "
said the colonel. "By some they are
attributed to the treatment of the en
listed man , or the menial service re
quired of him. For this there is no
foundation in fnct , for at times the
greatest numbers desert from the boat-
cared for commands ; nud , us to menial
sorviuo , tlioro is none. A soldier has to
do a certain amount of polices work , in
order to Icoou the garrison oloun , and ,
in doing this work , as required lu he
done , is not always agrooaulo , hut nec
essary , such as work around stables *
cleaning of vaults , kitchen work , too ,
nnd cleaning yards , parade grounds ,
otc. But this work is part of a soldier's
duty. The cadets at West Point can bo
soon with wheelbarrows , picking up
cigar stumps , cleaning the campus ,
sweeping out rooijia , and making
their beds. For a man to enlist ,
and suppose all ho has to do
, is to put on a uniform , drill nnd listen
to a band is a mistake , and a grave
error which. leads to many desertions.
Drilling is a small part of a boldior's
"Roucrh treatment on tlio part of
olllcors is not a cause for desertion be
cause no olllcor dare lay his hands on a
soldier as the law provides for legal
punishment for such conduct , and an
application for redress of grievance is
open to the lowest private.I'lio rations
are sulllciont and supplemented by the
proceeds of the canteen. They allow
men to live as well as could be desired.
You boo complaints sometimes in the
newspapers that boldiers havo'to wait
on olllcors. "What if they do , outsi'le
their military duty ? It is entirely vol
untary and lor which the man is paid
and glad of the detail. It is gener
ally the best men iu the company and
not the grumblers who is bolui'tud
and the others arc envious of Uio sooor ,
reliable soldier , whom they dub a dog
robber aim sttiUor.
"What then can be the cause of de
sertions ? The answer is : the general
cussedncss of tlio man enlisted , who en
lists to desert , and -tho system of ro-
cruitinent. By this systemas long us a
man is physically qualified , and is not a
sot. or drunk ut the time , he is taken
for the army and comes generally from
tlio dregs of'cities and constitutes the
worst element. Would a business manse
so choose his clerks or o-in-jloycs ?
Would he choose thorn without the
slightest search into their character , or.
the requirement of references'1 ! "The
recruiting otllcer who is enjoying him
self in a city says lie has not time to
look into these matt'ors , and as his work
is judged by quantity rather than quality -
, ity , strives to got ail the material ho
can , forgetting , evidently , that obtain
ing ono gooa man who will servo his
term , is bettor for the service , and for
economy , than to enlist tea mon who
will desert in six monttis time.
"Localize the recruitments. Lot of
ficers travel aroujid and look
up good young 'men , farmers'
sons who have families , or references
for character , who , being known in
their localities , have too much pride to
perjure themselves by deserting , mid
who , if they should desert , can bo
traced to borne locality'known as their
home. This is one way tochango the
system of getting mon. You select
liorses.'anu take your pick. This is
ust as important morally and socially
for the man , as it is physically for the
"Again , a man enlists to bo a soldior.
As soon as ho comes to a garrison ho is
detailed to drive a team , or as a com
pany cook , baiter , carpenter , mason or
something of the kind according to his
qualifications. In either the above
positions of a mechanic he gets an ex
tra amount of pay , which , added to his
pay proper , gives him about one-fourth
of'what he would obtain in citixen life.
He enlists to avoid this , anit yet ho has
forced upon him an occupation for which
ho did notoalist and for which ho is
but poorly paid. Now how to
remedy this ? If congress should
require that wo have an army of sol
diers , and to each troop , battery or
company , authomo the enlistment of
the proper proportion of'cooks , bakor.s ,
teamsters , carpontor.-t ; or , under the
commissary ii'id quartermaster depart
ments let a corps of such bo organized ,
mid enlisted and assigned to posts in
regiments as required. Wo have a
hospital corps now when , formerly ,
thuio same men wcro taken from com-
oatiios. What wo need now is a corps
of mechanics. One-fourth the number
of such mon , so enlisted for duties , well
known to them , and properly paid ,
would do more than four limes tno num
ber under the present system of details
from companies , which arc thus de
pleted of those enlisted for a soldier's
duty. A man cannot work all day as
a mason and carpenter , and tlion
turn out in the evening for a drill
and dress-parade , and have much sol
dierly pride in his profession. If this
proper selection ot our material is
made , and n distinction drawn between
soldiers and mechanics , ono of the fruit
ful causes for desertions will bo re
"Lastly , and not the least Important
point o ! all is for the local press nnd our
citi/ons to stamp with disapproval and
shun with horror the mini who volun
tarily assumes the obligation to serve
the United Btatosand yet perjures him
self by desertion. IH sucih a man to bu
trusted in civil life ? And yet. we find
citizens shielding and uiiarboring those
who have thus disgraced themselves ,
nnd who , but for the advance in civili
zation , would bu branded with the letter -
tor ' ! ) ' upon their forehead , and receive
upon their backs forty lashes , well laid
on with a cat o1 nine tails. "
KING U i AIUTIICH.
Lebanon , Pcnn. , boasts pf a cat that has
ruUcd u family of s > lxtylglit kittens.
The bottom fell out of u well being dug ut
1 ionic , Gu. , und opened thu way Into an im
The "fattest boy" In West Virginia lives
In Wetzel county. IIU uge in nine years and
his weight 211 pounds.
The family of Hleliard Kockwcll , of Clark
county , Missouri , consists of seven children ,
three of them triplets and two of them
twins. The triplets-uro ton years old ,
Francis Robert , a wall known miller of
Carthage , Mo. , died last , week under peculiar
circumstances. Ills death was tha direct
result of irritation from a beurcj from u head
uf wheat which lodged his throat.
An extraordinary phenomenon wus wit
nessed lately In the roads before Dunkirk ,
Scotland , two waterspouts of n great height
travel Ing toward the cast. The sen was calm
nnd the SKY was overcast , nnd a moderate
breeze was blowing.
A PitUbure man , tlrod of life , on Friday
last stubbed himself to the heart with n lead
pencil and * cited. Many men have killed
themselves with their pens , but this la the
first case on record of n pencil bolng u cd
for suicidal purposes ,
Physicians nround Gnlnnh , W ) . , nro
pimlcd over the ca&o ot nn elght-wecks-old
child that has bean asleep over since Us
birth. The Infant , which Is perfectly formed
nnd of ordinary size , takes nourishment
regularly but never wanes.
IsaMta A , .1/11 iid/ii/ / .
She loved mo not , nnd yet she wed mo ,
For I was neb , hint wealth untold ;
Her heart and bund she gladly gave mo
A fair exchange for all my gold.
Fair nnd sweet , nt first t loved her ,
Hut found her hcartlo.o , cruel , cold ;
Anil yet our bargain's fairly equal ,
For she was bought nnd 1 was sold.
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