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THE OHAHA DAILY BEE , MONDAY. DECEMBER 8 , 1800.
BISHOP KEANE'S ' DISCOURSE ,
of the Purpose of tlio Oatholio
University at Washington ,
AN EDUCATION WITH GOD'IN IT ,
Tlio Kloticnt | and Masterly Serin on of
tlm Noted 1'rolatn at HI. J'lillo-
'B Cnthotlrnl Vestcr *
Dlshon Kcane , the learned nnd energetic
president of the new Catholic umvor.slty at
Washington , ilollvorod nn eloquent sermon
ycstenl.iy morning at 10-30 o'clock in the
Cathedral ol St. Phllomonn , corner of Ninth
nnd Hnrney streets.
After reading the oplstlo ahd goipol of the
clay ho discoursed eloquently upon the peace
nf Godshowing , that the world nnd the In
dividual could have no peace save In follow
ing the tenchintrs of God , which were these
o ( Christianity. In closing his masterly dis
course , ho spoke ns follows :
There are some who tell us that Hi o Cath-
olio church has plunged the world In dnrlc-
jicss , nnd they assort that It Is impossible to
reconcile science nnd fnlth. Wlint nonsciiEol
The thurch of Christ Is filling tbo world with
Institution s o f light and learning. She began
with the sohools which give nn education
with Christ In it , an eduu.ition with tbo light
of the world hi it , nn cducat Ion that will fit
jncn for all the rospeclablo wulirnof life , and
now she wants to do what slio has < ! ono all
over Kurope , finish her work by erecting a
iircnt national university , an Institution of the
highest learning nnd tlio greatest learning ,
und the deepest learning , telling nil about
nature , all about history , all about phil
osophy , all that the busy mind of mun can
ever study or know , with ( Jed In it. with
Christ In it , with the light ot the world run-
Cling through it , nn institution which of itself
tylll prove how perfectly the Catholic faith
Ogfces with the highest learning , the most ,
perfect refutation that can bo given to the
scepticism , which Is the danger of our day.
tfhntls the work which the church now has
( ) \ hand today in America , nml that is why I
Oin hero today to tell the people of Omal.a , to
say to you people of Omaha , you nro Ameri
cans ; you nvo Christians ; you are of those
who love your country ; you love God ; you love
your holy religion ; you are In the very coutcr
of our country , nnd I nin sure you will help
to ralso up ngront Institution of learning like
these that have been reared bv tbo Christians
of the old world. The Catholic church Is tlio.
another of nil the universities , it Is BIO that
lias brought them forth alt over Kuropo and
It they have banished the old church from
within in these institutions so much tuo
M-orso for them.
Our Catholic youth , thank God , nro lifting
themselves up in the soclitl scale nnd they
nro no longur content with tha education that
Is given by our elementary schools , und they
ro knocking at. the doors ot all the learned
professions and they nro asking if the church
cannot dn for thorn wlnt it IMS done for the
old world. They s > ay 01111101 you give us the
highest learning us Clirlitluns ns you have
demo it in tlio old world ! Do you not think
us much of America as you do of the nations
of the , oh I world nnd when our young Catho
lics have a mission to become scholars we do
not want to say to thorn , "vou will have to go
to institutions without- God and without
Christianity in them. ! ' No , wo have the
right to ho able to glvo thoin the highest
learning- with God ami Christianity
in It. Christ is not a God of
darkness but of light nnd the highest learn
ing with God nnd Christianity in it can bo
ni-coinpUshud only by the old church of Jesus
.Tbank God , wo have already made a begin
ning of thut university. Wo hnvo laid its
corner stone and wo hnvo the faculty of
divinity bnrd at work training picked men
from nil over the country , men who , after
having acquired tlio ordinary education that
.lits them for performing the ordinary duties
, of priests , having aspirations for the work ,
nro studying and making themselves scholars
in ono or other of the departments of di
Wo want to open It also for tbo laity. Wo
.want to glvo there au education which n
young man would got nt Harvard , nt Yale , nt
Johns Hopkins' , in fact nil that ho would get
nt tiny university in the world.
There la ono mischief nbout It nnd that Is
that nOne of tboso things can bo done with
out money. How I wish they could. When
tlio bishops of the United States tiskcd mo
nnd when our holy father asked mo to give
np my position ns bishop of Richmond , whcro
1 had spflnt eleven happy years , I know that
it was condemning mo to be n hcgpar nnd a
'tramp ' for the rest of niv life. I sriid I am
'willing ' to bo a tramp for Christ's sake , will
ing to bo n beggar , willing to go nnd talk to
thu twoplo and try" to wako thorn up , nnd so I
nin doing it all ever the country , and thank
God , wherever I go I nin encouraged , Our
people love learning and as soon as wo
toll them wo want to nut up a great big
institution of learning that will rise above all
the schools , nil the collogc * and all the semi-
iinricH , like a great lighthouse , .shedding its
rays to the very end of the country , they say
that Is a glprlus work. Wo love our country
, nud wo want to do all wo can to heln such n
You have heard of that young girl [ Miss
Drexel of Philadelphia ] who was Instru-
incntal in stnrtiug the university , who vowed
. \vbcii sixteen years old , in the presoncoof the
blessed Hrcramont , that when she was
of ago she would give one-third
of all she possessed freely nt her
disposal for the endowment of a Catholic uni
versity. When she had attained the sgo of
twenty-one the bishops were assembled in
Baltimore. Ilor father had Uxed matters so
that slio could have control of only $1.000,000
nud she gave § 300,000. And they said surely
"If she had the courage to do tnnt wo can not
be cowards. " Her sister gave tM.OUO , Mr.
John ICelly gave $100,000 to endow two divin
ity chain , and the ladies have como forward ,
endowed chairs as monuments to their fath
ers or dceeasod husbaiuls , and moil have
como forward to immortallzo themselves by
endowing divinity nnd professorial choirs ,
nnd these who could not glvo S , " > 0,000 have
come forward and given accord luff to their
Good old Patrick Qulnn came to nip and
snld : ' ! know that this is thu noblest work
thntOod'schurcn has taken in hand audit
will do moro to put the church right in tha
eyes of the people than anything else. I
want to have a hand In it. Draw ou mo for
S'-'O.OOO. " A good lady In Philadelphia said :
"Put mo down for $10,000 , anil I will pay it In
f our liistullnionts of5,500. . " Three of thesu
Bho has nlroady paid.
After mentioning n number of other dona
tions received irom eastern people the bishop
Now Jl nm making my appeals to tha
cities of the west. The east has already sub-
Hcribcd $ $00,000 , but It takes millions to es
tablish a university , and I want to know if
the proud-spirited city of Omnha-and n
jiroud-spirltod city it may well bo , with all
the evidences of wealth and prosperity which
It possesses I say , I want to know whether
among those whom God has so signally
blessed thorn will not bo found many who
will donate liberally to this noble cause , llo-
member that it Is not only for yourselves that
you hnvo boon lifted up. The wealth that
you have has not been entrusted to you
merely to keep it in your pockets. I tiiunl !
God tlmt I have nothing in the world. 1
thank God that though n priest for twenty-
llvo years I have nothlngaml I know the com.
fort of having nothing. But there nix
others who have wealth forced upon thorn ,
nnd 1 sometimes wonder what the people will
suy when God will ask , "What have you
done with your llfulVhathavo vou done
with your moans 1" " 1 kept it In my pocket , "
nnd the answer will bo , ' 'My child , Is thai
what I giivo lUo you for ! " Again some mav
Bay , " 1 miulu ilrst-ciass Investments , nut ]
everybody says what an cntorjirishlng man 1
nm. " Whmt-I hear people talk that way 1
tJllntf it would appear us though itwustlu
iluvll thatgnvo It to them.
Brethren , ( JoU will talk to his people some
ilnv and It U the right and sensible thing thai
if God wives mo moro than my fellow mun lu
mint expect mo to do mow for works that an
for Ood'n plory and for humanity.
I foci coiivlncod tlmt the people of Omnhi
will hiivn the good suuso to understand tha1
this Is true and that this h the noblest thtiif
that God's church has Uikcn In hand , a grca
national work appealing to the heart of over )
Cuthollo to muVu this tlio grandest Instltu
tloa not-ouly for this world , but arSo with ro-
frard to tha world to como. 1 ask of you h
nil earnestness to pray that Uod may bios'
this work,1 Some times I fool so crushed un
dcr my rtajxmil'jlllty that I almost think i
voulJ bo n blessing if Qed would tnto
t from mo. liut since I have
began it I know I muat ] og ntonf ?
ml pray that It 'may prosper. Pray
lint It may-lxj nn honor to our country , pray .
lint these whom God menus to bo his ntrcnts
lav ho assisted In the noblest undertaking ,
and pray that the end tbo church has In view
may Iw realized , that you may bo tmvod from
thu dangers ot scepticism , from Intellectual
darkness ; that you may be lot ! In tbo palhsof
our blessed Snvior nnd that she may bo , what
God incons.hcr t6 bo , the light and beacon.
And may God bless you , dear friends , nnd
bless your homes. rtndbTo33 thli great city ,
and may you who are nmong n people that
nro so progressive In material proiperlty , nlso
show tnnl you nro n people who have souls ,
wtio bollevo in Christ and Who nro preparing
someday to meet Him. May such bo your
llfo here that It may lit you for the Ufa to
Thcro was nn Itnmonso audience nt the
irst Presbyterian .church last night to listen
o Dr. Phrnner of Now York , the well known
iilsslonnry'workor. IIo discussed the inls-
lon.iry work both nt homo nnd abroad find
iresentcd some excellent suggestions to help
n the work ol rosculnif tbo urchins who have
10 homo and no parent * .
TMIK C'/.K.t tt\XVE JtKVOlllt.
Mimiiclul TnuiHncttima or tlio Conn-
try Unplug tlio Iiitt Week.
BOSTON , Dec. 7. [ Special Telegram to
Tun Bun. ] The following tnblo , compiled
from dlspitchoi from tlio clearing houses
of the cltloi named , show * the gross cx-
ehnnges for lost wefk , with r.itos per cent
of Incraiso or decrease , as against the
several amounts for the corresponding week
n 1839 :
Concluded to Ttnn.
At 10:30 : lust nlBht as E.C.Willis , press-
nmii at the Republican job rooms , was re
turning to his homo from nn evening call , bo
wis mot nt the corner ot Twenty-fourth anil
Lcavcnworth streets by n man , wlio ordered
lim to hold up bis hands , emphasizing bis
demand with a bij * revolver , Willis badccn-
sidcrublo money und a gold watch , nnd con
cluded to take clospcrato chances nnd immedi
ately started to run , The footpad followed.
but bis Intended victim was too fleet nnd
inudo bis cscnpo. The revolver wns either
empty , or the highwayman was afraid to use
it , ns no shots were llred.
Colonel .IlnntjlniKl's Work.
Colonel Iloafflaifd , the well known worker
n'mong neglected boys and girls , held a very
interesting meeting at the First Methodist
church last night. Ho related a great many
of his experiences m the work of helping va
grant boys to good home * nnd In touching
thorn how'to llvo-useful aiul honest lives. The
address was listened to with much interest
nnd the larKO number of boys present were
especially entertained by what the speaker
Tonight Colonel Hoaphml will moot at the
Young Men's Christian association with all
tlio people of Omaha who wish to no something -
thing practical for the poor , homeless boys
and girls of Omaha.
I'nliifiilly Injured by n Fall.
Mrs. Joseph Pratt , who resides nt the cor
ner of Twenty-ninth and Indiana avenue , fell
on the sidewalk last night about 7:30 : and was
qullo seriously hurt. She was assisted tc
her homo nnd a physician called , who said
that the lady bad no bones broken -but was
seriously shaken up.
Help Tor New Vork Banks.
LONDON , Dec. 7. The writer of a financial
article which appears in the Times this
morning says ho tlnnlcs It will bo necessary
to assist New York banks to cope with thch
dlfllculties lu getting gold from. London.
llov. Turklu Uncovering.
The many friends of Kov. J. T. Turkic ol
Kountzo Memorial church will bo pleased tc
learn that , ho is recovering from nn attack o !
scarlet fever and will bo able to bo out in i
I * Jt\lltAtlItAPJI8.
T. HI. Worth of Denver is at the Casey.
M. M. Gusser of Duluth Is nt the Paxton.
F. E. Hart of Chicago is at the Merchants. .
F. G. Stanley of Hartford Is at tbo Bar
C. P. Hill of St. Paul was at , the Casey last
J. R. Cain of Falls City Is rosistored at tin
E. C. Walsh of Richmond , Va. , Is at th <
.T. G , Tate of Hastings Is registered at UK
William H. Smith of Now York is nt th <
B. F. Ward of Lincoln Is In tbo city , at the
L. K. Bnllard of Jt. Joseph is in the city a *
U. W. Clayton of Chicago was at the Mur
ray last night.
Francis Lyman of New York is in the city ,
nt the Barker.
II. F. MoAdou of Kansas City was at thi
Mlllurd last night.
A.V. . "Ware , Jr. , of St. Louis wai nt thi
Pnxton last night.
Henry Gund of LnCrosse , WIs , . Is In the
city , nt the Mlllnrd.
Alexander iCrvin of Philadelphia is rogls
tared nt the Murray.
Thomas.L , Colcman ot Now York was a
the Barker last night.
K. A. Brown ot Nebraska City was at tin
Merchants last nlgnt.
Li. H. Roberts of Hartford , Conn. , was a
tlm Paxton last night.
J. F. Gercko of Seward wui In the clt ;
yesterday , nt the Uaaey ,
G. M. 13111s of Now York was In the elf
last night , at tbo Murray.
Ex-Senator Charles II. Van Wyok ciillci
upon TIIK HUB yesterday.
K. H. Wing ot Minneapolis wai in the cltj
last night , at the Merchants.
The members of the "Farlc.V Well" com
pany are In the city , nt the Darker.
B. G. O'Ncll nnd Tom llrcnnnn , two ponu
lar railroad boys , passed through thu clt
yesterday onrouto to Hawhns , Wyo. Mt
O'Noil is ono of the trusty engineers who mi
the Northwestern train Into Omahn durlni
the tcrrlnio blizzard of January I'.1 , 1833
Humor hui It that ho will ore many moon
marry a charming young lady who resides n
Huron , S. U ,
TRIBUTES TO THEIR DEAD ,
Omaha Elks Honor tha Memory of Departed
HE ANNUAL LODGE OF SORROW ,
Vti Interesting nml Impressive Cere *
mony In Aueorilnnuo with the
Cil.stoinspftho Order AV.
F. ( Jiirloy't ) Address.
Omaha lodge No. 89 , Benevolent and I'ro-
cctlvo Order of I01k3 , mot yesterday nftor-
loon In the lodge rooms In the Continental
jlock , assembling as a lo.lgo ot sorrow , la
accordance with the custom of tlio order.
The ledge of sorrow meets oaco a year , and
t-i duties as net forth in the ritual are "to
Fiilthfully record the virtues of departed
Jrotliors nnd to tench tlio llvhiR that the
brightest record \vo can bequeath to thoio
whom \vo leave behind Is that gained by the
Faithful practice of charity , justice and
brotherly love. "
For this purpose the Ellts nnd many of
Lhclr friends had assembled in open incctlnp.
T. M. Coolt. C. E. Magoon and C.V. . Mosher
of Lincoln loclgo came up from the Capitol
city to participate in the exercises.
On tlio walls of the ledge room , on cither
side of the exalted ruler , were the portraits
of six deceased brothers , hoavlly draped la
mourning. They were : Willis F. Clarke ,
Dwifht Hull , 7ach Thomnson , W. tt. Alex
ander , Charles McConnlclc and P. A. AVar-
iiiclc , the latter three having died during the
past year. The lo < ljo ( room with nil Its para
phernalia was appropriately draped and" the
desks of tlio ofllcors were graced with llow-
crs. beautiful tributes to the dead.
Trinity quartette , consisting of Mrs. Cot
ton , Mrs. Mullcr , Messrs. Luinburd and Wil-
Idus , giivo several numbers , nnd Mr * . Cotton
sang most sweetly "I Know That My Re
deemer Iikotli. "
After the opening exercises of the order ,
Million Doherty offered prayer , nnd read sev
eral passages from the Episcopal ritual for
Air. \ \ . F. Qurlor then pave utterance to
the following beautiful sentiments :
tlmt pasi In the nlijh't and speak eacli
oilier In pusHinff.
Only n Mzital shown nnd u distant voice lit
So on tlio ocean of life , wo pass aiulsocak to
onn another ,
Only a word nnd u. volco then darkness again
'Man Is dcomcd from his birth. The Joy
; hnt fills the mother's breast ns she looks
with rapture on her now-born babe foretells
a sorrow which must surely come. The path
ways of life are many. Ono is strewn with
roses , another with thorns. ' Ono Is varni
with sunshine , another is dark with shadows.
TIio Journey Is over , all meet before 'the portal
tal wo call death. ' Ilenoath its gloomy nrcti
-ramps the great nrmy of departed humanity.
We hearken and the eclio of receding footsteps -
stops falls upon our cars. On they march !
ICing and peasant , the child ofwealth , and
the victim of poverty , the tender bnbo ana ho
of the whitened locks nnd fecblo limbs ,
maiden and. matron , the youth and the strong
man , the high and the low , the accuser and
Lho accused on beyond the mystic gates to
the shadowy silent realm.
'Tho unnumbered centuries of human ex
perience have taught us that ' \vo nl Jaro
under sentence of death.1 Countless years
of human philosophy have failed to reconcile
us to that decree.
"Wo starm beside the open grave of ono wo
love , nor Is the load of grief which weighs
upon our hearts made light because within a
thousand nameless graves lie still and cold
the forms of those whom others love. The
weeping widow of the cottager finds no sur
cease from sorrow because forsooth in yonder
dim cathedral lies the king in state. The
humble swuln whoso vows of love thrilled
tier youiiR heart with joy was more than king
to her. The king is dead palace and castle
nro draped with black. She looks the tvlde ,
wldo world is shrouded In her sorrow. J
' The great incident In life is death , , i , .r
The years sweep swiftly .on , , ;
Death's slcklo does not , may uot , rest
And shall not spare the brave , the best ,
For any prayer , for any moan.
"Out of the dark despair , the cruel ngony ,
tbo awful grief , which lllls the hearts of
tboso who watch beside tno pillow
of tdo dying has boon born hope ,
faint nnd shadowy , still a hope ,
that the darkness of the tomb Is not the "bo
all and the end all. " .A hope which may find
f ultillmont in a Ufo of pcaco and reunited joy
in the land of the hereafter.
' 'For those who have departed from among
us , this wo know there Is rest. That mighty
host which far outnumbers the living sleeps
in peace , in sunshine und In storm , beneath
the skies of every clime. The glebe itself is
ono mighty sepulchre.
"Daily the tides of life go ebbing and llowing
Thousands of throbbing hearts where theirs
nro at rest and forever ,
Thousands of aching brains , where theirs no
longer are busy.
Thousanus of toiling hands , whcro theirs
have ceased from their labors.
Thousands of weary foot , where theirs have
completed their journey.
"This solace , at least. Isours. . Hope may
spread her wlugs and soar to other lauds
where night shall never come ; but human
knowledge halts bssido the tomb.
"If n man die. shall ho live again ? Prom
how many countless thousand pleading lips
has gone forth that cry I The only answer is
the echo of that mournful wall , 'shall ho live
"Hope ! The first bright star that cost its
radiant gleams across tbo rosy streaks of the
primal dawn. The last celestial sentinel
whoso light proclaims the midnight watch.
Art thou Indeed a herald of the Infinite !
"Wo gaze at yonder wall and wonder , could
these pictured lips but part In speech , what
message could they bring J Fallen in the
ranks ! Many a loved brother , whoso familiar
face and form lent zest and spirit to your so
cial homes , who , In the days when sorrow
cast tier shadow nnd affliction came to some
within your order , extended the brother's
band ; nnd ho alone to whom the proffered
service came could iiamo the helper. .Call
tbo roll for " 001 Alexander , McCormick ,
Warrnck no answer. Lovingly , tenderly ,
ugainst their names wo plnco tlio star.
"Oh , watchman , tell us of tho-night ; shall
this mortal put on immortality , or do the
weary limos of those who sink beneath life's
burdens , nnd repose in slumber dreamless
and eternal ) Wo do uot know ; wo cannot
"By tVo sea , the dreary nocturnal sea ,
Stands a stripling man ,
Ills breast full of sorrow , hut noad full of
And with gloom v lips hnasks of the waters :
'O , solve mo the riddle ot Life ,
That harrowing , world-old riddle ,
Wherooa many heads have pondered and
Tell me what signifies man *
Whence has ho comn and whither goes ho ?
\Yho dwells upon tlio golden stars ! '
The waves they murmur tlioirondlcss babble ,
The wind it blows , and the clouds they wander ,
The stars , they gllttor coldly Indifferent ,
And n fool waits for an answer. "
Mr. Gurley was followed by Mr. Slmoral ,
who ututod that during the past year the
asterisk of death had been placed opposite-
three names on the roster of the ledge , and
thiit in accordance with their custom this
lodge of sorrow was held to pay tribute to
the memory of the departed. As a mini bows
at the altars of charity , Justice nnd brotlmily
love , so can ho anticipate the roapcct of bis
brother * In this life and expect the incrcjof
tJod In the world to comol Human science
that can chain the lightning is helpless and
impotent as to telling the number of ourdavs.
The sneaker paid , a tender tribute to the
departed brothers , ana the exorcises of the
occasion closed in accordance with the Klka'
ritual. _ _
Gould and tlio Union I'nolllc.
NKW YonK , Doe 7 The executive com-
mlttca of the Union Pacltlo railroad , held a
meeting In the oftlco of Mr. Jay Gould yes
terday. Messrs. Sago , Dillon und Jay Gould ,
comprising the executive committee , were
present The question of paying the floating
debts of the road was touched upon , but the
conclusion reached by the four magnntca was
not made public.
Said Mr. ( Jould after tbo mooting : "Tlio
question of considering the floating debt of
the Union Pacific railroad has not been altogether -
gother the subject of the executive coin-
mltteo's deliberations. The Union I'arltlo is
all right , the prospects of the road are
grontvr than crcr Tlio tncoting today w 3
to discuss tlio.tilauslbllitv nf ealllnit a confor-
cncoof rnllroiil commissioners , The object
of the conference would have no other lg-
tdllcnnco than the promotion of harmony nnd
p > od fellowship among the railroad DfllcluKs.
Such a conference would bo n power In pre
cluding the poMMllty of n recurrence of any
sort of demoralization. Many days will not
pass when that Wnferouco will ho held. "
A T1V JAtllHYISTS.
They Are atVorlc Among tlioFnrni-
ITH nt Ooatn.
OCAI.A , Fla.i ) Dec. 7. While the national
alliance delegnU > $ have been resting more or
less today , on ymjabora of the past live days ,
still there Is bolus n largo nmountof com
mittee work going ou and many. Important
conferences have been held. All this will fn-
cilltato convention work tomorrow , and It is
predicted that moro real business will bo
done than during all the previous sessions
put together , lloford adjourning last night ,
Washington , D , C. . was decided upon an tlio
place , nnd the third Tuesday in November as
the time for holding the next annual
meeting of the national alliance.
Strong efforts , It is said , will bo
mudo tomorrow to revoke this action nnd innlco
Indianapolis the phico with considerable hope
of success. The prejudice against Washing
ton has boon excited bv westerners hero.
The opinion Is gaining ground tbnttho
national loaders pf the democratic party havn
many lobbyists here in their Interests and
that the pulley of alllancoln many respects
will bo Influenced by them , notably in the
case of the sub-treasury bill. That measure
Is now under consideration by the national
alliance nnd has boon for several days past.
It is irredlctcd that whoa it finally coinos
from the committee It will have been modi-
lied and Changed in many Important particu
lars with a view to making it accord with
democratic doctrine to such nn extent
tlmt it con easily bo adopted by the
national democratic convention of ISW ,
or perhaps bo passed by congrass
prior to that ovcat with some sllgnt changes
and modifications. Tlio alliance , Ocala , plat
form , it is predicted , secure absolute adop
tion by the national democratic convention ,
and this with , the endorsement of a modified
sub-treasury bill would place tlio democratic
party squarely upon tbo fanners' alliance
platform. In this way it would gain the sup
port of the entire alliance and democratic
votes throughout the country.
There was n citizens' alliance formed hero
today for the purpose of establishing n local
citizens' alliance in the cities nnd large towns
of the country. It was organized with J , D.
Holdcn of Kansas as president ; Ralph Beau
mont , New York , secretary ; S. 1' . "Wild ,
Washington , D. C. , treasurer. These ofllcers
also constitute its executive ; committee.
A. JFKlKXJt OJF VAltXELli.
Dublin's Lord Mayor Moves n Very
DUHLIN , Dec. 7. No references was made
to P-mioll In any of the churches hero today.
A meeting of nationalists -was hold today
In Phoenix Park. The attendance was
only moderate , owing to the bitterly
cold weather. The lord mayor , who
presided moved a resolution that Panioll
alone was fitted to load the nation. IIo con
demned the Hcalyltoswhoso independence
nnd Integrity , ho 'said , bad boon sapped by
English , wiro-pullprs.
IIo called on Parnell under no
circumstances to' abandon his position
Gladstone , ho said , was still humbugging
Ireland.VhenSoxton , Hcnly , Dillon and
O'Brien ( groans ) were dining with Gladstone
they were perhaps .selling . the Irlstt cause.
Sweetbreads and nIce , dishes had overcome
them. Ho challenged Parncll's opponents ,
whom ho characterized as political lepers ,
to come to Ireland and see how they would
bo received. The resolution was carried un
animously : also a vote of thanks to those who
supported Pnrnell.v The crowd , burned an
ofllgy of Heal v uud. kicked the remains about
the park amid shouts of derision. Otherwise
tli6 meeting wasordcrly. ,
ItJMOxTFIMWS IX TEXAS.
Convict Soldiers Comliunnoit to Doatli
J'or rlio JLtmlcr on Guards. 1"
DuN'VEit , Col. , 5D < C" . 7. A. special frofa El-
Paso'Toi. , , to the llopubllcan says : 'A. bull-
light this aftornnpn'at Jauries , Mcx. , was at
tended by an'iuimchseV'crowd. It was brutal
and lierco } n every respect nnd ono horse ,
ridden by a flghler , was horned > three times ,
ripping , the loft fore leg almost from tbo
body. The bulls were vicious , and kept
tbo crowd at a fever of excitement during
tbo afternoon. The last bull was sabcrod nnd
dragged from the arena dead. While the sol
diers were absent from the post attending the
flKlit the convict , soldiers revolted at the bar
racks nnd killed a snrgoant of guards , cor
poral and a private , The murderers , ejgh-
tec'ii in number , broke from tlio barracks and
escaped to the mountains. They were fol
lowed by soldiers , three overtaken and shot
to death and four captured nnd returned to
the post. They were ordered to bo killed at
IIo Will IJlsjrm lively Indian Found
CHICAGO , Dec. 7. Advices from the Indian
country received at army headquarters to
night show that everything Is quiet. Several
regiments are expected at Rosebud agency
and other stations In the country to
morrow. There are already nearly six
thousand soldiers In that locality under com
mand of General Brooke. It is th'o general's
belief that when General Miles readies the
Indian country that his policy will bo to im
mediately disarm every Indian found wilti a
ST. PAUL , Mnn. , Dec. 7.--A Piao Ilidgo
agency special says : Ucliablo Information
bos been received hero today that Indians
nro stealing horses and rases north of the
Ohoyenno river. Scouts were sent out today
to ascertain the facts.
NEW YOKK , Dec. 7. O'Hrion , Sullivan ,
Dillon , O'Connor and Gill , Irish envoys to
America , arrived in this city from Chicago.
Harrington who has decided to cost his lot
with Panioll did not accompany them. S. P.
O'Connor went to the Bartholai hotel where
bo has friends , wliilo the other four put up nt
the Hoffman house. They took the llnost
sultu of rooms In the bouso on the first lloor.
They refused to bo'interviewed butall signed
thofollow'ngstatomentfor ' the press : "Wo
regret to bo obliged to maintain silence la tlio
circumstances of tbo present moment. We
have cabled our approval of the
choice of ujiiftin McCarthy us
chairman of the. , national party and
our earnest hopq that our colleagues and our
peopln may see t QO way to acquiesce In tbo
conference and 'tlius restoretlio priceless
blessing of unlty'inrqur party. Whatever ad
ditional communication wo may iind our
selves at liberty tnmnltoto the publics will bo
made collectively and. will not bo nmdo so
long as wo can sco any possibility of saving
our country fiviin a ruinous conflict. We
would prefer thai pur views should suffer by
our holding our'thniruci rather than the pos
sibility of uultyibolhg prejudiced by n sins'
injudicious word mt this painful moment. "
Tin ; arts ait.
* A CLIFTON.
First race Lauv.NI ! , Irene II.
Second race T cpdoslus , Hepeator.
Third raco-Tontponahno , St. 1'ntrlck.
Fourth race Cvnosuro , Pcrnwood.
Fifth race Hubs , Deer Lodgo.
Sixth raeo-Uradford , Macaulov.
The -ant Hliot Took
NiswYoui ; , Deo. T. Late tills afternoon
Brnest ICottlor , aged thirty-eight , shot uli
wife , forty years old , la the arm and then
shot himself In the loft tomplo. Ho died In.
stuntly. Tlio woman's wound , which Is not
dangerous , was drresod by an ambulance sur-
geoti. _ _ _
A post mortem examination of the re
mains of Mrs. Jones' baby , which died
suddenly in the Cunningham block last
Saturday night , showed that dotith was
duo to diphtheria. An Inquest will beheld
held at 10 o'clock thlf morning.
Just bolt at Tan HKK'S sworn blutc-
inent of circulation.
H.1NY MESSIAHS HAVE ARISEN ,
Who Hare Duped People la tlio
Past Tow Oontnrlas.
BAR.COCIIBA THE SON OF THE STAR ,
lie Ijcd n Vnln Ilovott Agalnfit tlio
Itaipcrnr Hadrian-Career of 3Ia-
lionict 'llic Miilulis of
tlio Orient ,
Few Ideas hnvo been more liberally
misused In the past ages of the Chris
tian era tliun that of tlio coming of the
Impostors and quacks hnvo found the
mantle of a so-called Messiah a covering
for eomo of their vilest erlmos , says the
New York Morning Journal.
In the mind of the Jewish nation the
coming of the Messiah was to bo pre
ceded by a period of bitter misfortune
and sorrow , the purpose of which was
tlio reconciliation of the people with
The Jews docllnod to rocognl/.o Jesus
as the Messiah because ho voluntarily
took upon himself death for the sins of
In the later Judaism , as is shown in
Lho Talmud , the conception of the char
acter of tlio Messiah is most si ngular.
The belief was that the true Messiah ,
.ho son of David , would bo preceded by
another Messiah , a son of Joseph of
Ephraim , who should suffer death for
uon for a sin offering.
Century after century has passed , and
/ho Jewish nation has vainly expected
/he former , and lias often arisen and
placed Itself under the standards of
dreamers , fanatics and impostors who
took to themselves the sncrcd name.
Of all those Impostors , Simon Bar-
Cochba , loader of the Jews in their
great insurrection against the Romans
under the Emperor Hadrian , from 131
to J185 A. D.was the most formidable
and remarkable. Three times the op
pressed Jews had revolted without suc
cess , but when Simon placed himself at
their head things changed.
Ho assumed the name of Bar-Cochba ,
"Son of the Star , " pretending that in
liimtho prophecy was to ba fulfilled.
"Thoro shall come a star out of Jacob , "
etc. , Numbers xxlv 17.
IIo fought at first with groit success
against the Romans , and even obliged
them to evacuate Jerusalem , where ho
was proclaimed king , and had oolns
struck witli his 'name.
War spread over all Palestine , and
fifty towns , besides villages and hum-
lots , came into the possession of the
Jews. But on the arrival of Hadrian's
general , Julius Sovorus , Jerusalem was
retaken ; fortress after fortress was
seized and Simon Bar-Cochbn , foil at the
storming of Bother. A dreadful mas
sacre ensued , and from the fall of this
false Messiah dates the final dispersion
of the Jews throughout all the kingdoms
of the earth.
In the lifth century there arose in the
island of Gandiaa false Messiah called
Moses , who had a grout following for a
time , but who finally came to grief and
In the sixth century a Messiah named
Julian caused great excitement among
the peoples. In Persia and Arablaovea
as late as the twelfth century , Messiahs
occasionally appeared , leading lives of
triumph for a time , then being discov
ered and falling a prey to popular fury.
All the more modern Messiahs have
been mystics , but have had some prac
tical ambition concealed beneath their
Mahomet , the founder of the Mussul
man religion , is often called the "Mes
siah of tlio Moslems. "
IIo was born in 57J , and his biograph
ers say that his birth was accompanied
by miracles. When ho was forty years
old ho had a vision ( ho said ho know not
whether it came from an angel or from
an evil spirit at the time ) , but after
ward ho claimed that It was from on
high , and created him thoprophotof the
All his life ho pretended to bo guided
by revelation and by visions , and ho
succeeded in obtaining the fanatical fol-
lowingof millions and his creed has been
perpetuated for 1,200 years.
Unlike most false Messiahs , Mahomet
died in his bod. Ho was a great man
and his pretended intercourse with
divinity probably did much more good
than harm in the barbarous ago In
which ho lived.
Other false prophets have done very
effective work for tlio Mussulman domi
nation at various periods since the
eleventh century. The Mahdis , or
"Directors , " who appear at intervals la
Arabia and Egypt for the purpose of es
tablishing the reign of universal justice
and peace upon earth , have done won
ders at grouping people around them
and at subduing the Iniidol.
Ina 1170 a Mahdl who preached the
unity of God , appeared in Morocco and
took up hisabouo in a burial ground ,
where ho preached daily until ho had
100,000 disciples. After various vic-
torifis over the unbelievers ho is said to
have boon translated.
The Mahdi , or director of the faith
ful , is fo > 'otold by the koran and is ex
pected as the Mossmh by a very largo
class of Mussulmans. In 009 ono of them
made himself caliph of the whole coun
try , from the straights of Glbraltor to
the border of Egypt , and his successor
conquered the whole island of Sicily.
The latest of the Mahdis , whoso phe
nomenal career wrought such tremend
ous changes in Egypt from 1881 to the
siege of Khartoum and the death of
Gordon , was one of the grandest of the
allies. Not only did ho vanquish
Egyptian and European armies , but hu
threatened tp cross the Mediterranean
If ho reached Cairo and to devastate
Marseilles and other southern ports.
While ho was at the height of his
glorv ho died of small-pox , but is sup
posed by 'his followers to have been
translated to glory. Ho has a successor
whp made things very uncomfortable
recently for Kmiri Pasha inthe equator
ial provinces of Africa.
If the Indians were led by a false
Messiah as clllclent as the Mahdl there
would bo mad work along the frontier ,
Since 1H10 false Messiahs have boon
numerous hi the United States. Joseph
Smith , the founder of the sect of "Lat
ter-Day Saints , " known a.s the Mormons ,
is the loader in this Interesting category
of illuminated worthies.
At ono time the Mormon Messiah
inarched forwnrd us boldly us Mahomet ,
but in later .voars his intluonco has di
minished and Is likely to porlsh alto
gether , unless Indeed some of the Mor
mon McsslnhUm is lurking under the
mummeries -which are arousing the In
dians at present.
Some of tlio most abominable traves
ties ot the Messiah have appeared in the
western und southern states in the last
few years. The boldest Impostor is the
man Schwelnfurtltwho pretends to have
Has Its own jiceull.tr innl.nly | lutltli tlio
Mooit tnaliiUilnril Itinstatoof uniform vigor
mid purity , l > y the use of Ajcr's 8ar.in | > arllto.
tlio system rrnillly mlnnts Itself to cliangod
conditions. CoinposOd of tlio best alterative *
niul tonics , tinil tielng highly concentrated.
Aycr's ( Jntsnviirllln Is the most eftectlvo and
ccuuoiulcnl of nil blood medicines.
"For some years , at tlm return of spring ,
I liad serious trouble with my kidneys. I
was un.iMc to sleep nights , niul nuffcred
greatly tvllli pains Iti the small of my back ,
1 was also mulcted with licnil.ulir , loss of
nppHlto , nud Imllgcsllon. ThI'M sywptomj
were iiuicli woiso last sijrlng , especially tlio
troulilo with my bo.ck. A frluiul i > ci3iiadcd
me to use Aycr's Sarsnvu-l.i. | | | I began
tailing It , and my troubles all disappeared. "
Sirs. ( K'liuua Ilclnngcr , 21 Hrldgu St. .
HprliiKflt'hl , Mass.
Ayer's ' Sarsapaml3a
rriKr.AiiKn in *
DR. J. O.A.YEn. ft COLowell , Until.
UoMby DrugKtiti. * lilx * 5. Wotl
authority to found a houvon upon oiivth ,
and wlio orders Uiowonk-iiilndoil of both
BOXOS to llvo in communities which ho
founds. Several times the local nulhorl-
tlos hnvo visited hla earthly paradise ,
mmpcctinghlmuiul his disciples of po-
practices , but thus far no
uction had boon tnlcou ngnitisl him.
Twoyonra- there appeared in the
lowland region of Goorglu and South
Ciirollnu \vlilto mim who called himsoll
The Christ , " and. whoso promises BO
wrought upon the simple and nonsuous
negroes that the authorities wore coin-
polled to interfere to protect them
Men and women fjnvo up work and
wandered through the Holds ecstatically
waiting for the wings from heaven which
this false Messiah had sold thorn at $1.50
a pair ,
In the village , three liogrooa. to show
their fuith ivftor holng o.xcltod by the
f < dso Messiah's oxhorUUionH , walked
into tv blast furnace and wore burned to
death instantly. The Messiah said they
hud boon translated to the skios.
The "false MusHlnh" has only to ap
pear and hold up his hands , and ho In
stantly has fi procession behind him.
Such Is human credulity , and such has
it been through the centuries.
The Sinoko Nulsunc.'u in ISnglnnd.
The question of wholesale smoke
abatement Is being canvassed with great
earnestness in England. A leading Kn-
fjllBh journal Buys : "The smoke demon
befouls the atmosphere , oxcludeB the
sun and shortens our already too short
days. This compels us to use
largely artilleial light , which costs
money , whereas natural light costs
nothing. It blackens our public stutus ,
our persons , our elothinir , and tends to
lower generally the Btumliml of cleanli
ness. The olTcuts of smoke on vegeta
tion are obvious to all. Trees die , "flow
ers will not grow , oven our gratis degen
erates into weeds for obnoxious forms
of vegetation can resist unwhole
some conditions. People ai-o begin
ning to awaken to the impor
tance of the commercial and social as-
poets of the question. The Hon. Hello
Kussell ; in a lecture delivered lately in
London under the auspices of the Na
tional Smoke Abatement association ,
showed in a most striking manner the
effect of smoke and the resulting fogs on
the health of tlio people of London , and
further that , apart altogether from in
jury to health , the Binoko and fogs of
London costs its inhabitants about / > , -
000,000 , or &i > ,000,000 per annum Joi-
material loss and damage alone. The
lord provost of Glasgow , in an address
on tno subject , urged the 'necessity of
legal enactments for the compelling of
all consumers of coal to conduct their
operations so as to avoid the discharge
of smoke into the atmosphere. That
this was possible under conditions which
are gonoraly supposed to involve the
generation and omission of a largo
quantity of smoke ho showed by quoting
a letter from the proprietor of a largo
print works , -which it was stilted that ,
although fifty tons of coal wove used in
his works daily , no black srnoko was
made. The writer Dialed that the ap
paratus used Is what is called the "hop
per and shuttle continuous spreading
feed , " and it wan attached to his double-
Hue boilers. The smoke abatement ques
tion has been taken up in Hngland by
thoroughly competent parties and
tlioro is every reason to believe
that in a short time a , great improve
ment will take place in the atmosphere
of the British manufacturing centers.
This matter is of interest to Americans
from the fact that indications are not
wanting that the question of smoke con
sumption Is one- that will sooner or later
have to bo seriously considered in this
Cost , of a Society Dinner.
Now York has become a city of ox-
travnimnco in dinner-giving , and many
of these entertainments , with all the
delicacies of the season and rare wines ,
cost from $20 to $100 per cover , writes
Foster "Wales la tlio Ladies' Ilomo Jour
nal. Of course the latter Is the outside
llgurobut reckoning that ono gives adin-
nor once a wcok to a party of , say , lit Icon ,
at the first named figure it will prove a
snug sum at the end of the year. In
order to render these dinners complete
and perfect , the hostess must misbehs a
dinner service more or less elaborate ,
and it is rarely , if over , that the major
ity of outsiders stops to consider what
those consist of and how much money is
spent in this direction. In the old
Roman days , no greater "magnificence
could have existed in the way of table
decoration' , wines and sorvico. than a
milllonairo Now Yorker displays when
his wife gives a largo dinner.
. wllzcrland'H .Musical 2\mknnidn.
In Switzerland , It is said , they will
pay higher wages to a milkmaid who
can sing to the cows than to one who
cannot. This is done on the principle
that bad treatment of a cow injuriously
ntVccts its milk.
Is that Impurity of the blood which produces
unsightly lumps or swellings In tlio neck ;
which causes running sores on tlio arms ,
legs , or feet ; which develops ulcers In tlio
nycs , cars , or nose , often causing bllndncssor
deafness ; which is the orisln of pintles , cancerous
cereus growths , or "humors ; " which , fasten
ing upon the lungs , causes consumption and
death. U la the must ancient of all diseases ,
and very few persons are entirely f rco from It.
lly taking Hood's Sarsaparllla , which , by
the rem.irkablo cures it hat accomplished.
lias proven Itself to bo a potent and peculiar
'iicilfclnefor this disease. Jfjou suffer fioni
scrofula , try Hood's Snrsapnrllln.
"Every sprlug my wlfo anil children Jnvo
been doubled with scictula , my llltlo liuy ,
UircB years old , being a terrible Kiiflcrcr.
Last spring ho was ono mass ot eorcs from
hf.-ultok-ct. We all took Hood's Sarsaparllla ,
nnd ull liavo lecu cured of the scrofrla. My
little boy is entirely fico from sores , and nil
four ot my children look , bright nnd hcaltliy.r
W. B. ATIIKUTON , patisulc City , K. J.
8oldbr HdruMjl ti. flj > liferS ) . I'jepirixUuty
by 0.1. IIOOIIA CO. , Aiwtliecailei , Lowell. Vtt .
IOO Doses Ono Dollar
Suit of Blotlies
To the person in this
state or "in Iowa that
will furnish us the best
original suggestion for
an advertisement or
trade scheme to promote -
mote the interest of our
business for the com
ing holidays [ all plans
to be in writing and at
our store by Monday
night , Dec. 8 , ] The
successful contestant to
be notified by mail and
through this column.
The reason for doing J
this ? We started in
this season to supply
the finest clothing trade x
in the city , and now we N
have too many gentle
men's extreme fine V-
overcoats ; and we fear
no contradiction when
we say : that \ve have
some of the nobbiest
and tastiest top and box
overcoats ever shown
in the city of Oina
We have cut them
in price about . one-
fourth. Come quick
for they are the latest ,
the richest , the finest
nobbiest and the most
genteel line of over
coats' ever offered for
the price :
$5 , $6 , $7 , $8 ,
Lines of overcoats ,
never sold so fast as at
present.Ve will be
out of that grade of
goods before New
Years if the trade
doesn't let up on them.
Come in and see us ,
we were here long be
fore the rest of them
and are liable to be
here when some have
one with the rest.
3ft art tan Six , " -
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