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8 THE OMAHA DATLY HKE : MONDAY , AIMUL 30 , 1801.
BIBLE ASD ( JSlVlillSALISlI
Dr , Ohapin Contends that Salvation for All
is Taught in the Scriptures.
ARGUMENT MADE BY HER YESTERDAY
Jlrdciiipllnn of All Mnnklnil tliMJrnml Con-
mniniKiIldii 'lounril U'lilrli llio lvlno |
of Hjit'ClIlc Texts CHcil.
"Urftversallsm , the Teaching of the nililc , "
was the topic of Dr. AGUsta J. Chnpln's
sermon nt the Unlversallst church yesterday
morning. Slio said , in part :
The true teaching of the bible Is to be ills-
covered by careful and systematic study.
The methods which we fearlessly apply
to other writings , ancient and modern , must
bo used with the scriptures. The great
book must be read In the light which his
tory , modern scholarship , reason and science
throw upon It. The world of today Is cast
ing off the chains of superstition and re
quires that what It accepts ns truth , whether
In the bible or out of It , shall neither be un
scientific , unnatural nor unreasonable.
It Is generally conceded In this age , that
nature and reason may be on the side of
Unlversallsm , although many believe that
the bible stands opposed to It. In order to
show that the attitude of the bible really
IB toward this doctrine , I shall undertake
to show : First , that the general spirit of
the book Is In harmony with Unlvcrsallsm.
Second , that the blblo contains abundant
direct testimony showing that the final re
demption of all souls Is the grand consum
mation toward which the divine government
First , then , as to the general spirit of
the scriptures : It should be remembered
that the bible Is not primarily u doctrinal
book. Multitudes apparently have the Im
pression that It Is essentially a plan for
church organization and statement of creed.
They have little , If any , other use for It.
They go to It for corroboratlon of their
opinions and authority for their church
usages , content If they can discover a few
texts that can be construed as supporting
tliclr preconceived notions.
The confession of faith accepted by this
church declares that "The holy scriptures
of the Old and New Testaments contain n
revelation of the character of God and of
the duty. Interest and final destination of
This revelation Is not always I may say
is not usually mode In direct terms. The
character of the divine Father , and Ills
will concerning Ills children , are no moro
clearly revealed anywhere In the blblo than
In the historical accounts of Ills dealings
with them. A signal example is found In
the history of the Jewish people. To the
Hebrew , Clod was present to punish those
who made and worshipped the golden calf ,
to discipline those who murmured and blas
phemed , to furnish manna to the hungry
and cleave the rock of Horeb for the thirsty.
The reward and punishment are both ex
pressions of Ills love , which seeks to re
strain the evil and encourage the good.
The Idea of a God reigning afar oft In n
distant heaven Is not biblical. In the blblo
Ho Is ( present. He marches with the
host ; lie meets Moses on Sinai and
I'isgnli , and counsels and encourages all
the time. He Is swift to hear every call ,
answer every prayer and punish every sin.
To all this modern science agrees. "The
Imminence of Deity Is a recognized part of
science. " says Prof. Flske. In the- history of
the Hebrews , ns given in the Old Testament ,
we have , as It were , the veil of illvlne provi
dence lifted. Wo see how the Lord watched
over , disciplined and preserved them. We
see why Ho punished at one time and re
warded at another. We see how He loved
them , and with what long buffering and pa
tience Ho followed after them , We EGO that
through all their dark , perverse and careless
ways Ho never forsook them. Even when
they stoned the prophets and murdered the
Inspired teachers , It Is to be observed that
the divine love never gave them over to the
undisturbed pursuit of their wickedness. The
very Judgrtients visited tifon tlnmero proofs
of the divine purpose to save them from sin
and turn them to righteousness. I do not
suppose that the Jews needed or deserved
moro discipline or different treatment from
other nations , nor do I suppose they re
ceived it. Ho loves and cares for all with
equal favor. To Him there Is neither Jew
nor Greek , bond nor free. The history of
the Jewish people reveals the divine char
acter and methods , moro clcar'.y than It cou'd
be by direct verbal statement. The truth Is
always revealed In these pages by practical
illustration. It may or may not bo accom
panied by distinct statement.
Ono great purpose runs like a golden
thread through the entlro book , to show
man how to avoid evil and achieve good
to Euldo him In the way of purity and hap
piness. The whole spirit of the bible is
love and good will to men. The spiritual
gifts of life , light and love are like free nlr ,
pure water , genial showers and sunshine
for all of God's children alike. Whoso
ever will , let him come , whosoever will let
him partake freely. The promise of man's
final redemption Is found not only In bless
ings lavishly bestowed , but In blessings withhold -
hold , In the mercy that consents to the
chastisement of the wandering but still
loved child , and the faithfulness that never
wearies or forgets.
The blblo U a great book of humanity and
pod , it Is the growth of ages , of Inspired
thought and work. Single passages may be
misunderstood , and Isolated texts may be
misconstrued , but the general spirit and cen
tral thought arc plain. And so to mo the
strongou biblical proof ot our great hope is
found In the fact that everywhere In those
luminous pages , history , prophecy , precept
and promise point In that direction-arc
indeed on that side.
Textual proof Is , however , by no means
wanting. Did tlmo permit I could give
you great numbers of passages , and from
almost ov6ry book , which cither directly
nfllrm or are only consistent with the doc-
trlno of universal salvation. Of course
time permits mo to give very few , and these
only cxamp.los of the class of scripture to
which I refer. Of course , people who differ
with us on this subject arc not Ignorant of
the existence of these pasiages , but they
have n vague Impression that they are In
fcomo way limited In their application or
1 do not forget or Ignore the presence and
power of sin , of Ignorance and determined
perversity. I merely Insist that these things
In the soul of man are not stronger than
the love and power of God. I grant you
that to save nil these souls Is beyond the
power of man's wisdom and love , but I am
sure , with the Man of Nazareth , that "with
( led all things are possible. " Kven Jere
miah , with all his pessimistic views , had
faith enough to say , "There Is nothing too
hard for Thee. "
( Here Dr. Chapln cited numerous scrip
tures , among them the parable of the lost
ulit-op and other sayings of Jesus , Homans ,
vlll : IS 25 and xl : 25 30 , I Cor. xv : 20 28
I'hll. II : 0-11 , Timothy II : 1-e , Heb ; vlll
10 12. Rev. v ; 0 13 , )
I earnestly commend these and many
other similar passages to your a'u-ntloii ,
Is not Unlvcrsallsm the teaching of the
book whose general spirit Is no uheerliui ,
and which contains such wonderful words
ns those I have quoted ? The bihlj ccitalnly
teaches that Christ came Into U.i1 world to
bruise the serpent's head , to destroy the
works of the adversary and to draw all men
unto Himself ,
CH\M : DKI-I.NDS musuM' .
Ilcpllcii to Dpimnrliitnry Itcinlutlons of
t'entrnl l.ubor Union ,
Ilesolutlons recently paused by the Central
Labor union denouncing Rev , Frank Crane
for his utterances relative to the Keliy
army , afforded the pastor of the First
Methodist church a theme for his discourse
Ho believed ho saw In the resolutions a
proof of the tendency of ocme prominent
labor leaders to alienate the worklneman
from the church. Ho believed ho would be
Justified In nmklni ; a bitter reply , but ile-
lared himself forbidden to do so , both by
? ellHion uml common sense. He iiBscrtiul
that the main trend of his utterances In
ho pulpit ami In the Christian Advocate
} ms always been in furor of thu CIUIBO of
ho poor and against the Injustice of the
oppressor , The only thlmr to bo found In
Ills public rumarkH wns the unqualified
condemnation of the Kelly movement , Mr.
Crane pleaded KUllty to the charge , and
paid ho proposed to keep baying that the
Kelly nnd roxey movement wan born c > <
folly iTml could only end In ( Hun-dor , though
ho ntnrniml he had helped Kelly when he
wan here , had met him nnd took part In
the proli'Ht ngnlnnl the brutality with which
hl men were fronted.
Hut Omnlm opinion , he snl < l , had Wn
ntnmpt'dtHl nnd dprnnptOBiieB had vied with
each other In bidding for popularity by
championing the nrmy'8 online.
The proncher then rehenmed hli reasons
for condemning tht movement of the un
employed toward Washington. It was n
bail precedent. If thcne armies are success
ful they will be followed by bandn of ma
rauders. Already tlii y lire shedding blood
nnd committing violence In the northwest.
The movement , If successful , menus the
overthrow of our present form of govern
ment , for It dlHpens < ea with representation
nnd Indicates HIP dictation of laws by moba.
It necks paternalism , which Is n pernicious
theory , lint the worst that can be paid of
the movement la that It Is n mere ourfnco
nffalr , blinding the eyes of the people to
the real dlillculty , which Is to bs found In
the condition of society nnd HIP false eco
nomics upon which the business world IH
based. Justice , co-operntlmi and brotherhood ,
nnd not power , competition nnd hate , urc
the Idcnn that should prevail.
Mr. Crnne nnid the conduct of Omnhn nnd
other cIlli-H toward the nrmy was repre
hensible. It linn boxii iv game of "pussy
wants the corner , " cnch city hurrying the
nrmy on to the next. Tlie movement Is
also bad for the men engaged In It , tench-
Ing vagrancy nnd Inevltnbly leading to dis
appointment. When the men go to work
ngaln U will be OH Individual ! ) , for the gov
ernment IH not mad enough to employ them
altogether on public works.
The presence of the nrmles , too , para
lyzes trade. I'npRongerfl will soon fear to
travel. The business distress Is Increased ,
nnd n fearful responsibility rests on those
who nre encouraging the movement.
KKi.ioioN OK < mi.vr : MIX. :
Scrlci of Stimliiy V.\filing Sorinoiu by Itov.
Rev. Dr. Wllllnm P. Murray of the llnn-
Scom I'nrk Methodist church Is preaching
a scries of Sunday evening sermons on
"The Religious Ufe of Clrcnt Men. " A
week ngo last evening he discoursed on the
religion of statesmen. Ho said In part :
Moses Is the great type of n statesman.
And ns to him came divine Inspiration that
he might do ) IH ! work , so to nil statesmen
In n measure , uccoidlng to their need nnd
capacity , haw come the vision and grace
of heaven. Says Henry George of Moses
nnd his fcltowH : "From the depthH of the
unseen mieh characters draw tlielr strength.
Of xoint'tliliiHT moru real tliun matter , of
Hometlilntr higher than the star * , of n light
which will endure when suns are dead and
dark , such lives tell. "
Alfred the Great based bis laws upon
the dernlogiip and said of the scriptural
admonition , "Whatsoever ye would that
men Hhould do to you do ye even so to
them. " "Hy this one command man phall
know whether he does light , then he will
require no other law book. " And that pur
est figure In all English history , John
Ilnmpdcn , who served his country HO well
as a champion of the rights of the people ,
waa a man of deepest religious faith nnd
chnrnctcr , dying with a prayer for himself
nnd his country upon his lips. Wllllnm III. ,
who established constitutional government
In England , said In an hour of anxiety :
"Never In my life did I so feel the need
of God'H guidance. " The Sunday before ho
landed in England be canoed a religious
service to be held on board his fillips.
The American revolution was born not
If Infidelity but of religious Inspiration.
Patrick Henrynnd Samuel Adams , who ,
I'rof. John Flake says , were Hccoml only to
Washington In Influence , were both pro
fessed Christians , nnd Thomas * JelToison ,
who IB often parsed off as an Infidel , paid :
"I am a Christian In the only sense Jesus
wished any ono to bo , sincerely attached
to Ills doctrine ; ) In preference to nil otheis. "
Washington's religious character Is well
known. Frnrtklln was no Infidel. He tried
to dissuade Tom 1'alne from bringing out
one of bis lampoons against religion nnd
p.ild an eloquent tribute to Providence
when be moved that dally prayers be of
fered In the constitutional convention. John
Jay , our llr.st chief justice , was an avowed
Christian , and Hamilton said : "I can prove
the truth of the Christian religion us cluatly
ns any proposition ever submitted to the
mind of man. "
John Qulncy Adams wrote n book
In praise of the bible. Webster
closed the paragraph he wrote for
his monument , "But my heart hast
assured and reassured me that the gos
pel of Jesus Christ must be n divine real
ity. " Henry Clay , seven years before bis
death , united with the Episcopal church
and gave a clear testimony of experiencing
the consolations of religion In his last ,
Ono of the purest men who ever entered
public life In this country was Charles
Sunnier. To Rev. Dr. Ncale he said of
Christianity : "My way of looking nt It
may be different from yours , but It Is the
same religion. " And S. J. Jlnndnll paid tea
a company professing skepticism : "Gentle
men , Christianity Is truth. The man who
doubts It discredits his own Intelligence. 1
have examined this matter for myself. "
Ulsmurck nnd Gladstone have been the
two greatest figures In modern European
history. Dining- the French war the former
wrote his wife : "If I were not a Chilstlan
I would not serve the king another
hour. Take away ftom me the be
lief In my personal relations to God and
I am the man to pack up my things and
escape to Vnrzln. " Gladstone recently
wrote to a Denver pastor In answer to an
Inquiry : ' "All I write , nil I think , all I hope.
Is based upon the divinity of our Lord , the
ono central hope of our poor , wayward
There ban been much dispute an to the
religious opinions of Lincoln. He was
skeptical in youth , but became a man of
faith nnd of prayer. He said of the bible :
"It seems to mo that nothing- short of In
finite wisdom could have devl od and given
to man this excellent nnd perfect moral
code. " Ho said he found an obstacle to
church membership In complicated creeds ,
but asked the prayers of Christians , nnd
was a firm believer In Providence.
Momi : ,
Dr. rmtcTSon Describes Wlmt thn Physician
of Today Should lie.
At the First Presbyterian church last
evening the pastor , Rev. J. M , Patterson ,
Jectured on "Luke the lleloved Physician. "
The. subject for the evening was to have
been "Youns People for Law and Medi
cine , " but Jlr , Patterson said he had found
ho could not do justice to both the lawyers
nnd the doctors In one evening nnd would
confine himself to discussing thu profession
Hu said that this profession had been
given honor always In pioportlon to the
Intelligence nnd culture of the people. The
physician has a mighty Influence. He Is
a necessity In every community , and Is
madn BO Influential chiefly because of his
relation to the family.
Hu said some of the strongest motives
which Influence human conduct operate to
Induce men nnd women to enter this pro
fession , and It Is not a matter of surprise
that It attracts Into Its ranks thu very
choicest blood of our country. Mr. Pat
terson then Bpoku briefly of Home of these
motives which influence young people to
enter the profession of nifdlclne. He sold
that there was llrst the motive of u desire
tor reputation , nnd It was no wonder that
a man who can keep down the temperature
or i fever which n few years ngo would
1mfo burned up the very tissues of fiie
human body , that the men who can thwart
nature's wruth nnd encourage her kindness ,
that the men who can beat back plagues
and deliver cities and nations from the
pestilence , hold high plnccs In the esteem of
the people. The second motive wns that
of worldly reward. Not every successful
physician may become rich , but If he docs
not ncqulro n competency It Is because be
iloe.s not collect the fees that arc due him
and not because ho does not cam sufficient
money. Physicians' fees nro never quoted
ut par , much less at u premium. There are
ninny people who want their medicine on
the Hume terms ns they gut their gospel-
free.The preacher considered that the proper
physician should be thoroughly prepared ,
of strong physique nnd sympathetic temper
ament , and above all , a Christian ,
Ono word describes It , "perfection , " Wo
refer to UeWltt's Witch Hazel Salve , cures
Frank J. Sutcllffo , stenographer , has moved
to 232 Bee building , telephone 597.
Kust Today ?
Your choice of four dally trains on tha
Chicago & Northwestern railway. Two of
these trains , at 4:05 : p. in. and 6:30 : p. in , , are
vcstlbulcd and limited , arriving in Chicago
early next n ornlng.
EIUo sleepers , dining cars and the latest
reclining chair cars.
Call nt the city office , 1401 Farnam street.
The Northwestern checks your trunk at
CHICAGO , HOCK ISLAND & PACIFIC H'V.
Note Change of Time ,
In effect Sunday shortens tlmo between
Omaha and Chicago and Omaha and Denver.
Fniuk J. llumco
wishes to announce that the difficulties will )
bis tailors have been settled and Invites his
customers and ull good dressers to examine
his spring and summer woolens and that he
Is able to fill order * moro promptly than
1IFE ON THE OMIIA BOTT.'HS '
But Tbrco Homes Where it is Possible to
Live in Dcconcy ,
HOW THE PEOPLE MANAGE TO EXIST
Wlmt n Vliltor 8n\r In the .Slmntlcit Along
the Illvcr I'avr Discontented There
Nationality nnd Itellglon Tulki
tilth the Children.
About sixty-five squatters' shanties Ho be
tween the Willow Springs distillery nnd the
smelting works. They hold no luxuries the
most necessary comforts of life are not there
all Is squalor nnd wretchedness In their
pitiable and disgusting forms. Children of
nil sizes flock about. Many are barefoot and
nearly all have soiled faces and frocks ; but
the majority look Just ns happy ns other
little ones a few are. snd faced and hunger
pinched. The women look worn and hag
gard , a few have soiled faces and Uncombed
hair , many arc In torn and unclean gar
ments. Through the rents In their dreaacs ,
no underclothing can bo seen , and they say
they wore no more In wlntT.
I spoke for some time with n feeble old
man. Ho wns digging earth worms for ball.
Ho wns too old to work , 33 years , he said ,
and added he could do little else than fish.
Yes , ho suffered In the winter. He had the
"rhcumatlz" In his leg , nnd could not go
out for fuel. Ho came to the Bottoms five
years ngo. Ho was not Ignorant , nor stupid.
Ho seemed < iulte the contrary. This old
man came from Prussia fifty years ago , and
was quite proud to have voted for nine
I entered one of the better looking slmntl-s.
An Intelligent Hohcmlnn woman was Its mis
tress. She had four children , all clean nnd
talkative. The floors and casings were good ,
but nothing else waa. She spoke English
well , and answered all mustlons Intelligently.
She would not have to move , she thought-
none on her side of the track had been
molested. She apologized for living there
her husband had been without work for a
IOIIK time , nnd many debts were contracted.
Now ho was a fireman , and received $70 pr
month ; nnd when nil the debts were paid
they would move clscwhcro nnd live In bet
ter style. She seemed a kind woman , nnd I
liked her. In fact , I liked every woman I
met In that wretched district , nnd I met
them nil. Men , women nnd children , they
were nlc ? people to talk to.
SPECIAL , OnjKCT OF PITY.
I was shown to the shanty of a special
object of pity an old couple without money ,
work or children. The neighbors .said the
old woman came every day to their 'jomcs
and cried , but they could do nothing for
her , they had so little themselves. The
man appeared able to work , and he ex
pressed his willingness to do so. In ihe
next habitation lived a wldg-.v ami her tin re
children. Hut' one , a dausL'ler. ( enld oc-
taln work. She earned t ! per v < ok In a
laundry. At the door of one of the unit
miserable shanties , two women were staiu'-
Ing. "The lady of the house" wa.i n widow.
She wore neither shoes , nor stool.'nfs , nor
underwear. The one eirment tie : were
was torn and soiled. Her hair was un
combed and her face was unwashed. Her
home consisted of two rooms , with an addi
tion for the cows. Back and forth , through
these rooms , the chickens and ducks lan ,
and the board nnd mud floor was coveied
with filth. I saw a broken stove and two
squalid beds. The bedding had no special
color nor tint. This woman spoke good
English and she was very talkative. She
appeared rather intelligent and quick willed.
She said she needed clothing and fuel last
winter , nnd she applied to the Associated
charities for them. They told her she did
not need them she had two cows. The
widow continued : "Then I say to them ,
'Can I put mine cows on mine back and
wear them ? Can I put mine cows In mine
stove and burn them ? ' " She said the chil
dren did not suffer so much , but the mothers
did they stinted themselves and gave the
food to the children ; and , during the bitter ,
cold days of last winter , they searched for
drift wood that the little ones might not
freeze. Her husband had worked In the
smelter nnd died of lead poisoning "after
being crazy a long tlmo from the burning
Inside. " Again she spoke of the terrible
cold of last winter ; and I looked at the
broken stove , the walls of bare , cracked
boards , and wondered how she ever bore It.
She took me to the house of her friend. I
found a very pretty young woman dressing
her baby. A friend was making n morning
call. This friend was n talkative young
colored woman. The .room ' held tstove ,
table and bed. This bed was clean and had
a woolen blanket. The baby looked bright
and healthy. The three women widow ,
pretty wife and colored girl did much
talking. Yes , they suffered most dread
fully during the winter. They received
nothing from charity. During the cold
nights , they often thought they " would
freeze , and they put all the clothes" they had
upon the bed articles of wear and rags for
the floor. During the cold weather , they
wore all the clothes they owned , and wore
them day and night. This room had papered
walls , and a few pictured advertisements
were tacked upon them. The remains of
the morning meal were still upon the table.
I saw poor buttet , bread and sugar. The
b" ° Mnd had lately obtained work In the
, . Ho was Idle during the winter.
Ho su. eitd much with his eyes. The work
In the smelter Injured them , she said.
I entered a clean , well kept yard , and a
woman asked mo Into her house. She wns
a widow with ono child. The kitchen was
very clean. Upon Its walls hung cooking
utensils , carefully washed and polished. A
meal was cooking. It consisted of oatmeal
nnd shoulder steak. The woman said she
did washing for a living.
At six or seven houses similar stories wcro
told the men worked In the smelter or packIng -
Ing houses. They could .get but a few hours
work each day. Their earnings did not aver
age $3 a week. The averages number of chil
dren wns six to each house. All wont to
school. They were Dnhcmhin nnd Polish
Catholics. A few attended the parochial
school. Here no money was taken for
tuition , but they had to furnish their books
and writing materials.
AMI1ITIONS OF THE CHILDnnN.
I talked to a crowd of children , some as
old ns 14 years. They were bright , with a
few exceptions. None of them wished to
move , and would not until they felt they
must. They would be happy could their
fathers get work and they be allowed to
remain where they aro. It seemed to them
the best plnco In the world drift wood , coal
to pick and no rent to pay. I asked the
girls what they would do when they wcru
older. Their ambitions differed ellghtly. Ono
woulu work In a hotel , another In the packIng -
Ing hquse , some longed for a laundry , and
ono little pinched face thought work In a
bakery the acme of earthly happiness. These
houses were all similar , nortc were plastered ,
some wore covered on the outside with sheet
Iron and roofing. I saw dirty windows and
clean windows , nnd no curtains and curtains
of all kinds , from figured calico to rags of
Nottingham lace. None of the parents gpokn
English , but answered questions quickly
through an Interpreter ,
A cynical looking old ragpicker told
his troubles. Ho could not get much rags.
It took 100 pounds to bring 30 cents , and
so he and his old wife were often hungry.
They were In need of charity last winter ,
but they could not speak English and
feared to apply. Another row of shanties
was gone through , nnd the same stories i
were told llttlo work In the smelter , largo I
families and fours of being driven from the
bottoms. A tawyer searching for evidence
passed mo by ; ho did not appear to Imvo
i > o much of ( ho people's good graces as 1
had , nnd his face bora little triumph. He
nnd his Interpreter looked very much an
noyed , nnd questions did not seem to suit
them. All the men wcro smoking , nnd the
children , And t litre were flocks of them ,
wcro eating oranges In nn advanced stage
of ripening. They got them at the fruit
houses. In that row but two children had
died of diphtheria this year. No sign was
put Upon the houses , but the doctors told
the parents to keep the neighbors' children
away. This seemed Impossible , for the ad
joining houses Htood In nearly arm's reach.
Again I entered a plastered house. The
husband , n finely built young Pole , lay
asleep Upon n bed. At the bed's foot was
the cooking strive ; at Its sldo the wife ,
prolty faced and barefooted , was making
bread. The room was very clean. The
child , n baby , was asleep In n cleanly
dressed cradle. The husband worked In the
smeller , nnd earned Jl.GO per day. Ho
bought this shanty last fall and paid $50
for HI. lie regretted that he had done so ,
for ho feared he would have to leave.
I called upon the dressmaker of the place.
She wns a thin llttlo woman , with tired
eyes. The dresses she was making wcro of
the cheapest material. There was some at
tempt at style. The sleeves wcro n little
full at the top and some trimming wns put
upon the waists. Her nverago price for
making n dress wns 30 cents. Some of
these people keep boarders. The price
seems high for such wretched lodging. Fif
teen dollnis per month Is the usual charge.
From nil I could learn , the boarders are
not supplfcd with separate rooms In all
cases. The evening meals were being pre
pared. I saw Vienna sausage , soured cab
bage and dried peas. In one place , about
four pounds of shoulder steak lay upon the
table. In some kitchens everything was
very clean , nnd the shining pans upon the
board walls gave the place an old-time look.
ONE SHANTY FOIl SIN.
Even here , In all this filth and wretched
ness , sin has one shanty It can call Its
own. I stood In the door nnd looked
through It. There nre three rooms , one
opening Into another. In the first was a
stove , the second held n table and bed , In
the last was a chest and bed. The only
ones then In the place were two young men ,
brothers of the girl who supplies scandal for
the bottoms. They had been eating when
I came n loaf of Vienna bread and some
raw pork lay upon the table. There were
no dishes of any kind. Uoth boys appeared
stupid from liquor. None had work. They
said , "Our father does odd Jobs , and he
keeps us. " Their sister and the "young
lady" who "stayed with her" had gone to
spend the afternoon at Courtland beach ,
the brother said. This shanty was the
filthiest of all. The windows were un
washed and the floors were unswcpt. A
broken stove , three chairs , a table , a chest
nnd two beds , dark with squalor nnd crawl
ing with vermin , were all It held. "Who
are you ? " one brother said. "You must
know some people up In Omaha. Can't
you get Tlllle some work ? That Is nil that
Is the matter with Tlllle. Tlllle Is all
right when she can get work , but she Is
not strong. "
After crossing through the stone yards a
few more shanties are reached. Most of
them are deserted. On this side arc a
woman and her seven children , who seemed
In much need of assistance. Her husband
cannot get steady work. Her health Is
very poor , and the baby is not strong. She
had suffered much for coal during the win
ter.I found an adjoining shanty the home of
a compositor on n newspaper. There were
many more huts , doorless nnd wlmlowless ,
the people having gone away. Some said
the city bought them out lust fall and had
the owners pull down their habitations.
High up on the clay banks of the Mis
souri stands a solitary shanty. It Is near
the edge , nnd Is 'ludicrously ' picturesque. A
widow and her child live there. She sup
ports herself by washing. She pays rent ,
$3 per month , to ia Mr. Summers on Tenth
and Howard. She appears to be grateful
to this gentleman , because some mouths'
rent Is duo and he Is not pressing. There
remained but ono more housei. It was the only
painted one among them all. It wns a
dull red. The man claimed to own all-
house and ground , but the tatter appears to
be railroad property.
FEW DISCONTENTED ONES.
Among all this wretchedness I found but
few discontented with their lot In life.
Every one claimed to have some church
and none showed anarchistic tendencies.
They appeared to know little of. current
events , even the names of prominent Omaha
men were unknown to them. They have
their trials , and they feel them they do not
wish to move , they want more work to do ,
they want more drift wood to come down
the Missouri , and this Is about all. The
women think'it hard to carry water so far.
They get their fcupply from an artesian well
many rods from some of the shanties. They
must know their district Is deemed un-
hcalthful , for they are so careful to affirm
the contrary that it looks suspicious. The
children are bright , especially the girls. All
were polite In every house I was offered a
chair. The majority are Poles and Bo
hemian ! , with borne Hungarians. I met
ono Irishman and one American. The
Irishman was reading the evening paper and
answered all questions without being rude ,
but In n way that did not encourage the ask
ing of more. He leased his ground , one
lot , nnd paid $1 a month for It. lie did not
know the owner's name , but paid his lent
at Tenth and Vlnton. The American was
an umbrella maker and very sociable. Ho
had no wife or family. Unlike the Irish
man , ho knew every one around him. He
had a grammar school education and came
from Ohio seven years ago. Four Ger
mans and two Swedes helped to break the
monotony In nationality. Most of these
people are members of the Catholic church ,
some nro Lutherans and u few attend the
missions. The only clergyman who visits
among them Is Rev. John Pipal of the Bo
hemian Presbyterian church. The Epworth
League of the First Methodist Episcopal
church has built a mission In the center of
the huts. They report good attendance.
There Is much complaining of the neglect
of the city physician. It is almost useless
to try to * get him to answer a call. They
stand much In need of clothing , nnd bedding.
Ono woman had no wrap to wear all last
winter , and she borrowed her brother s coat
nnd applied for aid. She was refused , but
on Investigation Into her story was
promised , but the promise came to nothing.
All claimed their stories of want wcro
doubted and they felt too much ashamed to
Thcro nre some drones among them , men
who will not work. Nearly nil drink.
They seem to think that liquor Is necessiry
"to keep strength up. " Thh Idea Is preva
lent among the employes of the smelting
works. Some nro quick to tell of the
fraudulent means taken by their neighbors
to obtain charity. There is little loyalty
among those of different nationalities. Wlfo
beating was common some years ago. but Is
now of rare occurrence. Ono young gen
tleman has contracted the habit of bsatlng
the mother who supports him. After dark
they claim It is hard to find n policeman.
The policeman : in that district claims It Is
very difficult to "keep nn eye on things"
becaui"ot the clustering of the shanties
and Intricate high board fencing.
The beds and bedding are In a most
wretched state. I could see no moro than
two beds In each home , always In ono
room. Large ' families are crowded Into
these. The parents and younger children
occupy one mid the remainder of the
family go In the other. By putting heads
at both ends a large number of children can
bo disposed of for the night. Among
thorn nil I found but three places where
people could live In comfort and decency.
IJoWltt's Witch Hazel Salve cures piles.
Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair.
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Amtnotiiaj No Alum.
sed In Millions of Homes do Years the Standard
NO FUSEL OIL
When you find anything piipulnr you limy
dcppiiit upon It 111 it It | ] < inrmc nttpcrlor
murlt. Duiry'a Turn .Mult Wlilnkry lm
linen njmn the umrkrt ! 20 yi'urx , niul h.i mill
it * purity Kimrnntrml l > v llie lieu | iliyalcmn *
In Aini'rlc.i. A liiritn pi'i ri'iitnifi' < if tilt *
whlHkii'rt lit wlilrliKI heir are t'lin-ip uilni-
tcratiiini Dnflr'it In not It IMIII hu olitiilnoll
i > l nil rvlml > l4 > ( Irime M nnd criirrrn , mid nil
IICINOIIH kliiiulil liistxt linen li ivlnii Dully' *
uml not tiu iiermmiliMl ti In he imy other.
Send for Inn ti-.iieil imiiiphipt ,
DUri'V'S MAI.T MIIISKKY CO. ,
ItOCMOTIMI , V. V.
No house furnisher can afford to Ignore
the mother profession of architecture. De
sign Is everything. It Is all that there Is
In furniture , out side of mnteilals and
You realize the force of n perfect de-
slun when you contemplate the lines of
this Chamber Set. Live with It a yunr
and It will Imprint Itself upon your mem
ory. And who shall say that It Is 'not
one's surroundings which , after all , de
velop the nrtlstlc perceptions ?
The designer has innde this suit in
maple nnd mahogany , thus currying out
his Idea of lightness nnd a soft , restful
beauty of color nnd form.
We do not mention It today , however , nj
anthlng more than nn object lesson In
values. It Is one qf the lowest of our
medium priced sets , yet Its beauty out
ranks the most expensive productions of
the seasons of "M and ' 01.
Chas , SWverick & Co.
FURNITURE of Evjry Dossriptlon.
Temporary Location ,
I20G-I208 DOUQLA3 ST. ,
MILLAUU II JTEL ULOCIC.
E. V. DAVIS , M. D. ,
all forms of
NERVOUS , CHRONIC AND PRIVATE
We cure speedily ami permanently all di
seases of the generative organs , also kidney ,
bladder , blood , skin and stomach troubles.
Female weaknesses , Impaired memory ,
night emissions , etc.
Our principles and assistants have all
made life studies of our bpeclultleu
Scntl 4-cents for our new 120 page book.
Cull or address with stump ,
119 South 14th St. , Omaha.
K JL JJvlrlLlv. ) ! J
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the HOBO , Throat , Ghost , Stonmoh ,
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Manhood , AND ALL PRIVATE DIS
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without u iluor iietonlion from business
RUPTURE , Wo Guro JVo I'uy.
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book and receipts , l t Btulrway uouth ot I'OHI
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Duby blemishes , plmplei , red , routjli hnndi.and
fulliUB Imlr jirc\i'ntid by CUTI-
RV.CUHA SUM : Hunt vffccthu Mn
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K onicll im purest und uiclc.t
Ej4S < y.js of toilet und iiiirnery Bo.iim Only
vfi cure 'or I'linJ'l" ' ' bt'Ciiueo
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No Operation , No Detention from Business ,
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307-308 N. Y Ufo BlrtK. . OMAHA , NEB.
t HELL ?
V Here is from a flash of brains of a l2 ! year old Amcricati young-
i ster as overheard by tlte writer of this , while discussing Kelly itiul ,
A his army question "A century ago Washington bound the people by
T congress" Today "The people are bound for Washington against
T congress" and the youngster received what he deserved a Nebraska
a Hoy's will be boy's some brighter some wittier .some more
f inischicvious-some playful but all born to wear pants. And to
J keep them neat we imagine requires a good purse and sound
A motherly judgement unless you keep him in a Nebraska tough
' Now and then we are i.omplimented by utterances of a eompeti-
a tor , about having equally as good made , large assortment , or as low
y prices as the Nebraska but it has no foundation
9 We carry the produce of every big manufacturer of the land but
but not their ideas we have our owtfw.ty about that part. We carry
out our own program regarding material and workmanship , to lit
d and suit our well deserving reputation. In other words a boy's suit '
i branded "Nebraska , " must be perfect and serviceable , and cheaper in
A price or else it shall find place in other establishments not here
8 A Dollar for a dollar and half suit , Two Fifty for a first rate four ,
i dollar suit , Three and Quarter for a daisy live dollar suit is a record - '
cord we are proud of give you better satisfaction at that Finer
4 grades are about as near half as other quote them , as this is to your (
I ° ye < ' '
9 Can you find a more comfortable or better lightcJ depart mint I
than ours ? '
ii s ntsw 813
Make haste if you wish for a catalough getting scarce.
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We are Headquarters for
Represented in Nebraska by US
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OmatU , 107 S. 14th St. 33(1VtiIuut Sin. , 1'IIILADHIAMIIA , 1'A.
Ilest Shoe sold nt the price.
S5 , $4 & S3.6O Dross Shoo
Kqunl custom orl < , costing from J6 to $ S.
S3.6O Police Shoo , 3 Solos
Ilest Wnlklii ) ; Shoe ever in.-idc.
S2.6O and $2 Shoos ,
l/nffju.ilk'd at the ptlcc *
Days' S2 & $1.76 School Shoes ,
Arc the Ilcst for Scnicc.
Ladies' $3 , $2.5O , $2 , $1.75
Itcst I > i > i > Kipli.SI.\ll ! h , IVrfrrt Fitting
niul M'i'Irrulilo , Ili'Kt In Ilin norlil. All
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A. W. Bowman Co. , 117 N. 16th.
C. J. Cnrlson. 1218 N. 24th.
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cannier THE IRON BANK.
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