Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 23, 1890, Part One, Page 3, Image 3

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Exceptionally 'Low Prices in
Colored Dress Goods.
BHO\ICT.OTI7S 8 , > c. This line of
cloths reduced from $1.
85o HOC.
HABIT CLOTH. Thirty similes of
this cloth ,
$1.00 $1.00
EJtOAnC'LOTIT. Ilich nnd allk lln-
inlied ulolh In tlic lutcst shades , worth
52 , now
$ $ $
SBKGK. Fi'onch dorgo with a selec
tion of over fifty shades , nt
o. i r > f o r > 53
HENRIKTTA.Vo olTcr one case of
imported Henrietta in now colors ,
oplundid finish , nt
OfiO fifio fiBo
inch cloth , the 1)eight ) of fashion ,
sightly and durable , worth $1 , now
MOu < IOo OUo
HKNRIETTA. The best voluo in
the market ; the Idlest bliudcs ; roetilur
price $1. 40 inches wldo , silk finish ,
853 Una
FLANNEL. All wool , SO inches
wide ,
12 l-ilo -13 M o
French serge , 40 inches wide , re
duced from 05c to
nee r.oo BOO
Perfect dye nnd 'finish , worth 75c , at
G5o 55o G5o
40 inches wide , stylish and durable ,
reduced from $ ] . ) to
DUO 000 000
All wool , 60 inches wido.
11 ! J-lo -III l-lo 42 1-So
Reduced from $1.2" to
1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Ono case on sale Monday , regular
price 75c , at
55o 55o
Cor. Farnam and 15th Sts.
How it Originated and How it Has De
scended to Our Time.
Its Olmcrrnnuo by the Puritans
'JIic lilcas It SuirKCHls nnd the
AITectiuiiH nnd Sentiments
AVIiich it KiilaiKC8.
On next Thursday the United States will
celebrate the inspiring , elevating , homo-
comforting festival of Thanksgiving. This
feast day has suggested the following
thoughts , which Hov. Dr. Duryca , pastor o !
the First Congregational church , has succ
hilly contributed to Tin : BKE :
As early as the middle of the sixtcontl
century it was the custom of the civil author
Itles In sos'ernl of the countries of Europe , ir
view of events which wcro regarded as maul
festlng peculiar divine favor to the connnun
Hy or the nation , lo appoint days of publli
thanksgiving , Inviting und exhorting the pco
plo to unite iu the observance of appronriati
services at their several places of rcligioui
worship. These festivals wcro kept will
deep earnestness and fervor by the pcoplo o
Holland. The memory of them must havi
been fresh in the minds of the compan ;
which landed nt Plymouth from the deck o
the Mayflower , and accordingly , naturall ;
enough , after the gathering of the first harv
cst. ( jovernor Bradford made provisions fen
n similar observance In the colony.
This was in 10'Jl. In the records of sue
) cccdlng years wo find notices of special day
* of Thanksgiving sot apart at the call of tin
authorities of the town or of the Bay colony
Thcio was more than ono in a single year
when special events scorned to call for siiecla
recognition. The festival was kept at ullTer
cut seasons in dfforent years , ca
In like manner the Dutch governors of th
Now Netherlands appointed occasional day
of thanksgiving , after the custom of th
fathers at nemo ; nnd later , following the !
example , the English governors of Now Yon
Old tliOHJimo. During the entire period o
ttio revolution , congress recommended th
observance of the day ; and , upon the ratifies
tion of the constitution , Washington mod
an appointment nt the request of congress
This he did again in 17'.r > . And Madison , u
the request of congress , Invited the pcopli [
to give thanks for the restoration of peace it
1815. Since then , nt various times , and i
several of the states , such days were sc
apart , until the period of the civil war , whe
President Lincoln proclaimed a nationc
thanksgiving for signal victories. Of net
cs.slty , this ignored the people of the south
crn states , who were , for the moment , n '
gardcd as "out of the union. " Since th
war the observance has been annual and ha :
Dccoiro national.
The early colonists who originated the cui
torn in this land , and their dcccndants fc
generations who devoutly observed It , wei
thoroughly in earliest about it , They wci
truly religious men and women. They b <
licvcd in Uod , Ills moral government an
providence over the affairs of men and m
lions. They rccognl/ed His controlling an
directing power iu the course and Issue <
events. They humbled themselves under II
mighty hand , when they worn conscious i
their misdeed , und they gava thanks to HI ;
gratefully , when they thought they were k
Into the uuths ol righteousness , und cxper
cnccd , in tnelr security and prosperity , win
they Interpreted to bo tokens of His favo
protection and help. It cannot bo double
that they were moved to the keeping of th
festival , and lo their manner of keeping It , I
Ihelr regard for the ancient religious writing
of the Hebrew pcoplo. which they constant ; !
read from the collection In the bibles , know
ns the old testament Accordingly , follow Ir
the example of the Israelites , they connect * ,
with the more solemn services of worshl
the rites of domcstlo hospltullt
and indulged In peed cheer at
gave gifts to the poor , according to the pr
ccpt , "Eat Iho fat and drink the sweat , ai :
end a portion to him for whom nothing
prepared , " The youth doubtless always gui
to the cujoyincut of tut
Sliger < Co.
' 16-in Motissalinede Sole
In black cicam nr.d dcllcala shades.
Only $1.15 ; worth $1.75
Striped Guazc Draping Net
Only 750 , worth $1.25
Chenille Doited Drapcing Xct
Only $1.25 , worth § 2
Exqusitc Novelties in
Clmntilly Point Gaii/c Fedora
l'utteiilarly : miauled for neckwear.
Latest Novelties in Veilings
Latest Novelties in Ruchings
Including Henry IV , I'ompadour , Queen
Hev , etc.
- Handkerchiefs -
Ladies' U.S. Pine Lawn Hdkf's
With Corded Mi. 03
Only S' c , well worth i2jc
ioo no/.rN
Ladies' Lace Veined lldkfs
Scalloped borders nnd f > lines wining
Only 6 c , worth 90 ,
100 DO/.IN : LA OIKS'
Embroidered Lawn lldkfs
With vclnliig , cordul HUM. t-te.
Only i2l/2c , worth iSc
: oo nox.r.N LA OIKS *
Embroidered Linen Lawn Hdkf's
Scolloped nnd It. S. borders , latest novelties
Only 300 , actually worth 450
Embroidered Linen Lawn lldkfs
Very latest novelties.
Only 500 , actually worth 750
Fine Imported hand painted punzo
nnd satin funs , Sl.2-5 , $1,50 , $1.83 , $ L'.23 ,
$2.50 and $2.75 ; worth almost double
the price.
All Silk Faille Satin Edge
Ribbons - Ribbons
In nil tliu new delicate shades , at Co , Id : nnd
.sLK SA.TTN nnd 0. 0. IJIHUONS In
o\ory loneulvnblo blincle. Buy your ribbons
for art anil fancy work , wlillo the stock Is
complete. J.OH tt prices In the city. _
Corner Farnam and 15th Sts.
outdoor nnd Indoor sports nnd pas
times as were practiced by such a
serious pcoplo in sucli austere times.
If. on the whole , the Puritans wcro a sober
lot , there was a good deal of human nature in
them , nnd with their views of the moral au
thority of the ancient scriptures , they would
not bo at loss to find a sanction for occasional
jollity In the convenient text : "There is a
time * * * to laugh. " If , therefore , on
the whole , the atmosphere of the time was
such ns to niovo them to regard tlu > day as nn
bolv day , there was something in the temper
of the young men and women which nour
ished the germ of the moro modern holiday
as a time of social fellowship , amusement
nnd recreation.
The Dutch , from the beginning , were dis
posed to connect with the service of Thanks
giving the enjoyment of the good gifts of
Providence , reasoning well that ono of the
best ways of showing gratitude is the appre
ciative use of these gifts In moderate yet
restful enjoyment of them. Besides , their
theology was nc\orso stern , and their relig
ious discipline was never so severe , as the
belief and regimen of the I'llgrlms and the
Puritans. If wo would tuko pains to got a
more intimate acquaintance with the latterwo
likely find , however , evidence that there was
a great deal moro of bonhomie in them than
wo commonly suppose.
There can bo no doubt that our early rulers
wcro thoroughly In earnest In the appoint
ment and sincere in the observance of the
festival. They wcro men of deep and strong
religious convictions. They acknowledged
the agency of God in the forces of nature and
the life of man. They wcro profoundly ro-
spectiul to his moral authority and revealed
will. Thov desired to keep themselves In ac
cord with lllm , that Ho might work with
them , to the furtherance of alt good nnd
righteous cuds , and so in the defense and
piomotlon of the welfare of the pcoplo and
nation. They called the pcoplo to the service
of solemn public thanksgiving because they
thought , that thanks were duo to God for His
succor and help , and ought to bo given to
Him from the heart by the united voice of
all the people.
TUo fathers of this nation wore intelligent ,
wlso and able statesmen. Of this wo are
moro and more confident as their work is
proved by , the test cf a protracted experience
and under new and complex conditions of
human society which , it would seem , they
10 could hardly liavo anticipated. They struck
I'S down deep and reached the fundamental prin
10 ciples on which It was safe to build for all
Irk tlmo and all conditions. They wcro students
Irof of human nature , nnd of the records of long
of ages of effort to construct forms of social life
10 nnd by them to Insure the greatest degree of
i- good and enjoyment to mankind. It is not
loS. unlikely , therefore , that they perceived in the
S. annual festival with Its accompanying play
lit of domestic , neighborly , and patriotic ntfee-
0 tlons , sentiments , and sympathies , a powerful
0n means of strengthening nnd perpetuating the
In national bond , without which civil institu
otMl tions arc powerless for security , prosperity
Ml and happiness. If so. they were very wise.
Mlal Jf not , they "bullded better than they know. "
The nnturo of man Is of such make nnd
ll- mould that ho cannot live , satisfy his needs
'C- and cravings , perfect himself , and attain his
lie happiness * avu in association and cooperation
IS tion with his fellow men. He is a mcro
fragment without real meaning nnd without
is- complete functions , unless ho is jointed as a
or member into n social body. He is dependent
ro upon co-operation with his fellows for there
ro growth , development , complain use , and per-
10feet enjoyment of nil the powers of his being
nd without exception. From this it follows that
iamen must ho drawn and hclu together , they
nd must bo united in sympathy , In a common
of aim , and in reciprocal services , nnd their en-
Us tire sphere of action must bo so arranged
of that every activity shall not only udvancotha
lin immediate good of tint Individual acting , but
ed shall aNo i overt dhcctly or indirectly to the
rl- common benefit.
iat The problem of all the races which have
r. entered upon the gi-ound of history has boon
cd to work out the best form of society possible
ils for the time. And as soon as progress has
by bcoii tnauo , the Improvement of the members
gs of the society has developed new needs , ami
ly the task has been taken up again with now
vu energy nnd skill. And through all the gencr-
ng aliens of endeavor , it has been known anil
cd felt that thu llrst essential of the social oract
ip , is n vital bond uniting each to each , and
iy. or ch to all. Thcro has always l er
nil such a tie or several such tics
rofrom the state ot lowest savagery up to the
ml highest grade of barbarism Just on thu vcrgi
is of civilization , men have been hold togcthei
vo by living bauds. The first , chief , suprerm
tics have bccu kinship ana religion. Mei
Table Linen.
Wo hnvo n. bin lot of short lengths of
tnblo linens , nil different qualities turn
rnnjrini.'in length from 1 } to 1 yards.
Wo offer them Monday at leas than
manufacturer's cost. This is a uhnnco
to buy table linens cheap.
All short lengths of crash at less than
cost price.
In addition to this remnant sale \vo
will olTcr 1200 dozen extra line damask
towels , knotted fringe , als > o hem
stitched , at 'Jou , regular price Uoo and
lOc.Bed Comforts.
Eiderdown comforts , full size , SO $8 ,
nnd $10.
Special Lenders Sateen comforts at
$1.60 , & 2 , $2.50 and 3.36 ; in now de
$4.98 $ a Pair ,
Wo have just opened and will * pl'lc ' °
on sale Monday the Hnest line of 10 and
11-1 white , scarlet , natural gray and
steel gray all wool blankets that can bo
found in the city. Wo have marked
them for this sale $4.98 ; many of them
are worth $7 ,
Wo show a complete line of Indies'
and children's line knitted skirts ,
also ladies' ' sateen , mohair and
satin quilted skirts nt popular prices ;
also flannel pattern skirtsut 81.35 , SI.50 ,
$1.05 and $1.75.
Suspenders , 50c.
We place on sale Monday 60 doz men's
black and fancy silk ilnishcdsuspondcrs ,
kid ends , well worth $1 , Monday 60c a
Ladies' Ribbed Vests , $ i.
Ono case ladies' nnturnl wool Swiss
ribbed vests , medium weight , $1 ; this
vest would be good value at $1.50.
Metis Natural Wool Shirts
and Drawers , $ i.
Ono case men's heavy natural shirts
and drawers , a great bargain at $1
each , regular $1.50 quality.
Cor. Farnam and 15th Sts.
were grouped In the family , the clan or gens ,
the phmtry or brothcrhcod. and the tribe , bv
the bond of blood , the sentiment of race and
stock , by common lineage and language.
Those who wore of kin looked upon one
as the children of one great family ,
nnd as they thought respecting one
another , they felt. And from their af
fections sprang their sympathies , nnd they
pledged themselves tacitly and often form
ally to keep truth , fidelity , and honor one
with another. They were bonded to defend
and help one another in all the interests dear
to each and to all. No one who has not
studied long nnd patiently the results of the
marvellous labors of ethnologists and anti
quarians can possibly estimate and in any
proper degree appreciate the universality and
energy of the uniting bond of kinship among
men of all races , lands and ages , from the
llrst to the last generations.
Equal if not superior uas been the energy
of the bond of common religious faith and its
peculiar sentiments to hold men together in as
sociation for thocommon defense and the com
mon good. How true this is , nil these know ,
who remember that religion was nt llrst the
worship of ancestors. The sentiment of
kinship and the sentiment of piety was ono
and the same. The religious bond and the
race bond were identical. The common
hearth was the altar , the head of the
clan or family was the priest , the
common meal was a religious rite ,
the common burial place "was a religious
sanctuary. When the clans united in the
phratry there was setup a common hearth ,
and community was made manifest by a com
mon tneal. Ho who was taken in by adoption ,
was Initiated by partaking of the food from
the common Uenrth. And this was the altar
of united worship. Tlfli same was true of the
tribe and of thoilcnguo of tribes. These all
had a common speech nnd common religious
The religious faith gave sanction to the
pledge of truth , fidelity nnd honor. For the
favor of the ancestral spirits lingering about
the hearths would bo kept or lost according
to the loyalty or disloyalty of the kinsman to
the bond of blood nnd tbo covenant of faith
fulness. And when a propoundcrof faith In
spired piety with n loftier range , and the
gods , and finally the supreme Uocl , became
the end and aim of homage and service , a no
bler and moro powerful sentiment gave vigor
and constancy to the tics of kindreu , of
fatherland ana mother-tongue.
All these ideas and their accompanying af
fections and sentiments were enlarged , ele
vated , purllled and glorified when Christian
ity began to teach men of the fatherhood of
the one only living nnd true God to all his off
spring , to the men of ox-cry ruco and landand
the universal brotherhooh of man with man.
But it was then , and remains now , impossi
ble , to remit the use of tbo ideas and senti
ments In their narrower range and lower
level. The Christian spirit must pervade the
family and make it perfect , pass Into the com
munity nnd make it a true brotherhood , suf-
fuso.tho nation and make it a real confrater
nity and then at last knit race to rare , pcoplo
to iieoplo. until the limil achievement is
reached , lltho parliament of mankind , the
federation of the world. "
Our fathers were mindful of these certain
facts wiillo they worn at work in the found
ing of a government and the making of a
nation. They had respect to the moral law
in their legislation , und they dssired the pee-
plo to bo religious , nnd wished to use the re
ligious sentiments to complete the bonds of
fellowship in the community they wcro form
ing. They wcro anxious that the solemn
sanctions of religion should glvo force and
consistency to the covenant of loyalty. They
were solicitous that the spirit of true piety
should Infuse fervor and tenderness
n to the neighborly and national sym
pathies of the people. And because
of this nil them moro they deter
mined to allow and protect liberty of relig
ious conviction and practice , to the end that
religion might be spontaneous and gmiuUo.
AVe , their sons und daughters , and those
who have come to us from other lands'nnd '
entered Into fellowship with us by adoption ,
will do well to attain their wisdom , imbibe
their spirit , nud follow their example. We
must tuko euro that wo shall bo knit together
in true , strong and lasting bonds , and that
these may bo invigorated by the interplay ol
the noblest and most sacred affections und
sentiments , that wo may Ifvo together in
unity , accord and sympathy , respecting one
another's rights , laboring for one another's
gooJ and happiness , and together striving
and sacrificing for the commonwealth , thai
it may grow aud develop in might and glorv ,
the harbor of the pilgrim , the shelter of tin
oppressed of every land , aud the house-roc !
Slip Co , SWCo.
"We will offer this week special bargains in our Cloak Department-hundreds
of different ; styles to select from. "We can't afford space to mention all the bar
gains. We will only describe a few of the many yon will find here this week.
Misses' and Children's
In nil the Intcst styles for School and
Dross Cloaks.
4 years , in Stripes , Plain , Plaids , and
Figured Cloths , from $1,95 up.
6 years , in Plaids' , Stripes , and Plain
Cloths , from $2.25 up.
8 years , in Plain , Stripes and Plaids ,
from $2.95up. $ .
10 years , in Stripes , Plaids , Figured
Cloths , and Plain , from $4.75 up.
12 , 14 , 10 and 18 years , in Stripes ,
Plaids , Plain Blanket Cloths nnd llcr-
urcd materials , nt dompnriUlvoly low
A lot of vest front English Cheviot
Jackets , bound with mohair braid , worth
$13.00 ; to-morrow $10.00.
A lot of fine Beaver Jackets , with ap
plique work on collar and sleeves ,
worth $15.00 ; to-morrow $11.00.
A lot of Plush Jackets , satin lined and
24 inches longworth$15 , $ ; to-morrow $10.
A lot of Walkers Plush Jackets , 28
inches long , satin lined and seal loop' '
fastenings , worth $25 ; to-morrow $19.50. )
One Hundred and Fifty
in all the different styles and cloths ,
UoavorsCho vlotScotch I 'laids , Stripes ,
Herlin Twills , etc. ; worth 83 , $10 , $1
nnd $10. To-morrow's prices :
Commencing to-morrnw wo will sell
iifly of those handsome
quilted satin lining , seal fastenings nnd
4'2 inches long , worth $25. To-morrow
Our exclusive styles in Novelty Reefer Jackets , faced 'with astrachan , mink ,
wool seal , cape seal and silk , at $19,00 , $22.00 , $25.00 and $28.00 ; very choice *
and controlled exclusively by us. .
Kelley.Stiger&Co. KelleyStiger&Co. KelleyStiger&Co. I KelleyStiger &Co-
Corner Farnam and 15th Sts. Corner Farnam and 15th Sts. Corner Farnam and 15th Sts. Corner Farnam and 15th Sts.
f a contented , peaceful , loving , Jovful pee
ple. And "may the Lord our God bo with
us as Ho was with our fathers. "
Condition of the V. M. C. A.
The Young Men's Christian association of
.his city In 18S5 purchased their lot , corner of
Sixteenth and Dougjas , for $ ' 23,000 , and on it
, n 18S7 completed the erection of their bcau-
.Iful and commodious building costing nearly
$100,000. The property is now valued nt
fully $200,000 , subject to a mortgage of $75-
000 at 0 per cent Interest. The rental from
the ground floor pays the interest and other
fixed charges of the building and leaves a
margin of about $2,500 per yetr to bo applied
to the reduction of the debt on the property.
There Is an indebtedness of about ? 5.000
on Iho account of the building ,
not provided 1'or by the mortgage ,
and to the payment of this the building in
come referred to will bo used for the next
two years , beginning January 1 , 1891. The
annual current expenses of the association
are inside of $10,000 , about one-half of which
is met by the membership dues , in harmony
with the universal plan of these associations
In placing their membership fees nt n rate
within the reach of the young men who need
the benefits of tbo association , and would
otherwise be unable to pay for them. The
membership fee entitling to full privileges ,
including gymnasium , with the services of
trained instructors , bath rooms , etc , is
placed at ? 10 per year ; nnd for limited priv
ileges , nt $5.
If the * associations were on the basis of a
club , where the members arc supposed to pay
all the expenses , the cost to each member , for
the privileges furnished by the association ,
would bo fully $ J5 per year. This annual
need of botwccn $ o 000 and $0,000 for the
support of the association work has not been
generally understood by the community as It
Is In other cities , nnd thodlrcctors themselves
havp made the mistake of expecting that the
income- from memberships would pay a
larger part of the current expenses of the
association than has been proved by experi
ence. Consequently at the end of the last
fiscal year , May 1 , 1890 , there was a debt on
the current expense account of $2,405.40 ,
( two thousand four hundred and sixty-flvo
dollars nnd forty-six cents. ) The following
statement , approved by the board of directors ,
is submitted to the community :
Kor the year ending May 1 , li > 91.
Acting guncrnl secretary $1,200 00
Assistant general scorolury COO DO
Uymnaslum Instructor I , MO CO
Membership secretory Ci2 so
Janitor GIIO UO
Hey , . 110 M
Klrcmnn : . , 1100 ( K )
Fuel 7711 77
Light ; 700:10 :
Water „ * feu M
Headlnp room 117 flO
Hath rooms 5IU : n
Evening classes , . . , ; L' > 00
Hoecptlon committee i 313 19
Kymmislum il lu'l f-8
Stutu eommlttoo 300 OJ
International cominlttt'Oii M CO
Printing , , r 08.1 ui
Stationery and postage v ; 1M.1 71
Incidentals V , 5XI ( ;
Total s.V.i (9.8JU C5
Current expenses to May 1.1S31 J9.841 Rl
To be raised by memberships , . , , < ,1 < V > 00
Amount to bo raised by'6nbs rptIons.sG78 ! : 15
Amount secured todiue , { ut ; : 00
- . i
Itahmco to bo raised .v. M.COO CS
l''or current expenses lust year t.ur > 41
Total amount to bo raised 17,103 , 11
International Secretary Ober ot Now York
City , nnd Mr. Nash , Ino state secretary of
the Nebraska associations , who are In the
city , will assist the directors of the associa
tion In bringing the r.ceds of this Important
nnd most deserving enterprise to the attention
of these who may give it ttielr support. The
canvass will ho commenced Immediately and
will bo continued until the last dollar needed
has been subscribed , These who intend to
contribute may help this present effort by
Rending in their subscriptions of f.rjOO , $250 ,
$100 or smaller amounts without waiting for
the eommlttoo to call. Subscriptions may bo
sent to William Fleming , president of thu
Olinruh Notox.
llov. W. 1C. Beans of the Trinity Methodist
church. In Kountzo place , has a very promts
ing revival in progress ,
The address by L. O. Jones at the Y. M. 0.
A. last Sunday afternoon drew a largo aucl-
once of young men nnd proved to bo very in
teresting nnd beneficial to those who
heard It.
On Sunday , NovemberTO , there will be a
meeting , for ladles only , nt the Y. M. C. A.
building. Mrs. .1. A. Dutnnictt , wife of the
secretary at Lincoln , will address the meet
ing on the subject of establishing n Young
Woman's Christian association in Omaha.
There is quite a number of prosperous asso
ciations in the state , and an effort will bo
made to organize one in Omaha This would
bo the snmo kind of an organization for
young women that the Young Men's Chris
tian association Is for young men.
The regular Sunday afternoon address at
the Young Men's Christian association will
bo given todav by Kev Jacob A. Clutz , D.D. ,
president of Midland college , Atchlson , Kan. ,
who is in the city assisting In thu installation
services of Hov. A. J. Turkic , pastor of
Kountze Memorial church.
The football team 'of the Young Men's
Christian association and the state university
team nt Lincoln will meet and decide by he
roic contest which has the bettor kickers on
Thanksgiving day In this city.
Mr. C. K. Obor , secretary of the interna
tional committee , nnd Secretary Nash will
begin this week the work of raising the debt
of the Young Men's ' Christian association.
The first concert of the stur course of enter
tainment glvnn by the Young Men's ' Chris
tian association took place last Thursday
night and drew a very largo attendance.
It was given by the T. K. quartette , assisted
by Miss Wcsterman , pianist , und Prof , nud
Mrs. Hrott.
Br. Dexter , editor of the Boston Congre-
gationallst , nnd considered to bo the leading
light of the Congregational churrh in all
matters of church government , missionary
work , etc. , died last week of apoplexy. The
Congregational ministers of Omaha were
very much grieved by the sad news. Dr.
Dunning , who formcily had charge of the
Crete Ohautauqua , hut who has recently
been assisting Ur. Dexter in the editorial
management of the Congrcgationallst , will
now become edltor-ln-chiuf of the most Influ
ential publication in the Congregational
The Methodists of Omaha scorn to bo quite
strongly in favob of admitting women-ns del
egates to the general conference. In the
First Methodist Kplscopnl church the vote
stood ! W for and 18 against. In the Hanscom
Park church the result was 2S for and 1(1 (
against , and In the Newman church the vote
was 13 for and % against.
Kov. 11. II. Morse of Rockford , In. , has
been called to the pastorate of the Hillside.
Congregational church , Ho is spoken of as a
very nblo end eloquent pastor.
The State University foot ball team nnd the
Y. M. C. A. team will play a game of foot ball
at 11 p. in. Thanksgiving Day , at the base ball
park , North Twentieth street. The game
will bo played according to the Inter Colln-
ijlato association rules. This Is the first tlmo
n college foot bull team has visited our city
and nn excellent game may bo expected.
The Y. M C. A. team has several ox-college
foot ball players In Its ranks nnd all have been
doing good training in the gymnasium. Tickets
may bo secured at the ofilco of the Y. M. C.
A. Admission 23c.
The first society of Progressive SpiritualIsts -
Ists will meet over Sunday afternoon att ! p.
m , , n't the Knights of P.Unlas hall , corner
Twcnty-Hfth avenue und C'umlngs street ,
Collins block.
All the churches in the southwest part of
city will join in a Thanksgiving service in the
Southwest Presbyterian church , cornci
Twenty-eighth nnd Mason streets. Kev. G.
M. Brown of Hanscom Park church , will
pi each the sermon.
Fremont is to have a Chautauqua assembly
next summer. Tno Christian 1'nrk nnd As
sembly association , which owns fine gounds
at Fremont , has decided to open a Clmutnu-
. Hon. Jacob Fawcett of Omaha. Is presl-
aua. , and Kov. George M. Urovvn of this city ,
is chancellor.
Mr. Henry M. Stanley says of Moham
medanism in Africa : " 1 should say thai
Mohammedanism Is decreasing very fast. I
do not think there Is any possibility of Mo
hammedanism over raising its head again in
cast central Africa , und , as for the west ol
Africa well , I knowcnouuh of what is trsns
plrlng there , only I cannot tell it in public
llut I can toil you sufficiently this : I wil
guarantee there will not bo n Mohammedan
south of the equator in the whole of centra
Africa within 11 voyeurs from now. That is
something gained surely if wo can drive
them north of tbo equator. "
Albright's Choice , suburban homes.
treatment to bo Accorded PaMents in the
New St. Joseph Hospital ,
low It Was I'Jstubllslicd null How It
Came Into the Hnitils of tliu
Present Bclf-SncrlHcinK
This nftcrnoon at 3 o'clock the comer stone
) f the new St. Joseph hospital on South
'enth nnd Castcllnr streets will bo laid.
The ofllcintlng prelate , Bishop Scaimel of
Concordia , Kan. , arrived iu this city ycstcr-
lay and will conduct the ceremonies pre-
rilcd In the rltualof the Cuthollo church.
The societies of that denomination und a
nrgo number of other citizens will glvo testi
mony of their appreciation of the proposed
itructuro by their presence.
On the completion of this now edifice , the
old St. Joseph hospital , which has done ser
vice for the last twenty years , will be aban
The present hospital was erected In 1870 by
, ho Sisters of Mercy and remained in their
charge until the year 18SO , when it passed
nto the hands of the present Sisters of tno
Third order of St. Francis.
These good women have labored faithfully
and industriously and under their manage
ment the demands upon the hospital so in
creased ns to necessitate the enlargement of
; ho building. In 18S2 a now wing was added
to the structure. Its present c.ipaclty en
ables the Sisters to accommodate and treat
over seven hundred patients annually.
These sisters of St. Fiancls emigrated
from Germany during the religious persecu
tion by lllsmarok in Ib7. > , and , since their ad
vent to this country , have worked wonders In
the world of charity. Their community in
this country numbers 250 members. Thov
conduct twenty-two hospitals , four of which
are located in this state.
Their patience and good works hnvo been
watched with interest by the pcoplo of
Omaha. To the late laircnted Mrs. John A.
Crolghton is due the credit of proposing the
founding of n more spacious building for
these religious tollers.
This lady bequeathed f.)0,000 for the pro
posed building , and undoubtedly many of the
afillctcd In the years to come will kindly re
member her generosity.
This now edifice will bo a fitting monument
to the memory of her whoso deeds of charity
while in llfo endeared her especially to the
poor , who never asked in vain for'aislstanco
in'tho hour of need.
The proposed structure will bo built of
Lake Superior brown stone , Uawllns gray
stone and Omaha pressed brick. The founda
tion has already been laid nnd the timbers
have been put In plnco for the llrst Moor. The
building is to boVii feet lonir with a depth of
100 lect. It will bo four stories und n base
ment In height' and of Homnncsquo style of
architecture. The hospital will consist of n
main structure fronting on Tenth street with
wings running east at each extremity and at
right angles to the structure.
In the basement , there will bo the room of
the community , the sisters' dining room ,
guests' dining room , convalescents' room nnd
the vault for records. There will also bo a
room In which Indigent pcoplo may bo sup
plied with food and where tramps may also
bo kept from suffering the pangs of hunger.
In the south wing will bo the several store
rooms and kitchen , while In the north wing
will bo located the bakery , linen , wash and
other rooms.
The stories above the basement will bo di
vided into wards and private rooms. The
wards will ho twelve In number , each 16x51
feet in dimensions. The lloors will bo con
nected by elevators , a novelty In hospitals In
tins part of the country. The main corridor *
are eight feet in width , nnd from these the
several rooms and wards optm. The latter
will bo lighted by windows which open upon
the street or court , thus insuring to thu pa
tlent not only light , hut what Is not less vat
uable , a supply of gocd fresh air.
The exterior of the structure will bo corn-
larativcly simple In design , in keeping with
ho solemn nnd benevolent purposes to which
ho building is to bo applied. And yet
hero is something in it which is particularly
attractive. The most ornate work appears
iround the mala entrance , where the tracery
n limestone is very pretty. On the arch will
nnpcar the words "St. Joseph's , " nnd homo-
[ lately above on the pediment the words
'Crelghton Memorial. " A nlcho has been
lesigned for the facade immediately above
he pediment , which Is Intended for a marble
itntuo of the patron sulr.t of the hospital.
The site upon which the hospital stands
comprises ten lots , nnd was donated to the
isters by Mr John A. Creighton , who , for
imny years , has been the mostdevoted friend
) f the hospital. The building will cost $143 , .
(10. ( Some of this money will bo donated by
klr. Crulghton and some by other liberal cltl-
ens , nnd these donations with the bequcstof
Ors , Crulghton and the collections of the sls-
ers will place the structure out of dobt. The
mllding will bo completed on January 1 next.
t was designed by Mr. Henry Voss nnd will
ank among the finest structures of the kind
n the country.
The societies Intending to take part in the
irocession this afternoon will meet nt the
orncr of Fifteenth nnd Castcllar at 2 o'clock ,
vhenco they will proceed to the slto. After
ho ceremony of laying the stone Hov. T. S.
Fitzgerald , S. J. , of Creightoii college will
deliver nn address.
Spurgcon refuses to have any thin p moro to
do with the Baptist Union.
Arch deacon Fnrrnr has accepted the chop-
aincy of the house of commons.
The Oregon Baptists propose to establish a
denominational collcgo at PoHland.
The Congregational conference of Clove-
and has decided that women may preach.
U'ho Society of Pilgrim church , Lawrence ,
ICnn. , has been rcorgnnlzedvith , | n member
ship of twenty-seven.
Dr. Phillips Brooks celebrated the twenty-
Irst anniversary of I. is pastorate over Trinity
Uiurch , Boston , November S.
The Catholic world Is already preparing to
celebrate the Episcopal jubilee of tbo pope ,
which falls on February 10 , 18U3.
According to the recent census of Swltzor-
nnd , the icpubllo contains 1TUOOJ'J I'rotcs-
.nuts , 1,200,000 Catholics , 8)00 , ! ) Jews , and 10- ,
700 adherents of no religion.
Chaplain McCnbo , the well known clergy
man , is authority for the statement that the
Methodist church is now building four
churches every day ono every six hours.
The Chinese government has recently in
demnified the Presbyterian board to the ex-
tout of $1,000 for property destroyed by a
mob In 18S5 In the province of JCwoijtr Sal.
Three Chinamen wcro baptized the other
night in the Emmanuel Baptist church. Al
bany , N. Y. . by the Kov. Henry M. King.
Tliu is the first instunco 6f the ndmlHslon
of Chinamen to a Christian churcli in that
The religious statistics of the British
or my which have just been Issued , are inter
esting. They show that out of a total of
lli,47i ) : : non-commissioned officers and men ,
117,07JJ ! , or 077 per thousand , belong to the
churcli ,
The Deaconesses1 Homo , to bo established
in memory of Mrs. Lucy Hayes , the Lite wlfo
of .ox-President Hayes , will no located In
Washington. The object of tbo institution
will to to train and educate deaconesses la
the Methodist church ,
Moro societies were recorded In the week
ending October ! > 0 than in any similar period
in the history of the movement , 1 10 In all ,
twenty of them In I ( cniiHyivanla , seventeen
In Illinois , twelve in Now York , cloven In
Maine and the rest scattered through varlou *
A grand rally of Congregational forces for
Nebraska nnd the Hluck Hills will bo hold at
Chadron , Neb. , December iiJ. J. ThoClmdron
academy will bo dedicated , Pastor K. L. Fur-
goon will ho installed over the Cluulron
church and these services will bo followed by
a joint meeting of the liluck Hills and Northwestern -
western associations.
About two years ago the Sierra Buttes
mining company bought the Uncle Sam mine )
In Hhustu county , California , and Htoppid alt
work In the mines on Sunday , A Minday
school was soon started In the Inardlni ;
house , which led to a regular preaching ser
vice , and a small Methodist church haa uovr
been erected and dedicated.
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