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lUE ' OMAIIA1 SUNDAY BEE: JULY 15, lOOG.
Golden Jubilee of Catholicism
I I of the first Catholic mission for
1 whlta nala 1 V..kA.l.A will
i i a jst-vs ('io i(i iui anna niu J1
celebrated t Jackson, Neb.; Tucn
day and Wednesday, July 17 find
18. Tuexday'a celebration will be religious.
In which three bishops and 150 priests will
participate. Pontifical high mass will be
celebrated by Bishop Garrlgan of Sioux
City, beginning: at 10:30. The service will
be on the grounds adjoining St. Patrick's
church. Bishop Scannell of Omaha will
deliver the Jubilee sermon. The music of
the mass will be sung by a special choir
A reception for the clergy -and survivor
of Father Tracy's colony will follow the.
concluslcn of the mass.
Wednesday's celebration will be a clvio
one. The program embraces oratory and
music, refreshments and various amuse
tnents. Formal addresses will be( delivered
by Mayor Thomas Sullivan of Jackson,
Hon. George W. Berge of Lincoln, Hon.
C. J. Smyth of Omaha and John Boler of
Jackson, supplemented with pioneer talks
The Tracy Colony.
The Mstorlo event which prompts this
outflow of thankfulness and rejoicings
practically marked the Initial permanent
settlement by white people In northeastern
Nebraska and directly Influenced the set
tlement of the corners of lows and South
Dakota, which Join In that vicinity.
Early In the year 1866 Rev. J. F. Tracy,
with a few Irish Cathollo families, arrived
at St. Johns, Dakota county, Neb., and
established the first Catholic colony In Ne
braska, For some years previous Father
Tracy had been desirous of founding such
a colony and made many efforts to in
terest eastern Catholics in the project. He
met with much opposition and many dis
appointments, but he persevered and finally
succeeded in bringing a few to St. Johns,
which- he .had selected the .previous year
as the site of their future home.
"Old St. Johns," as it is now called, Is
about one and one-hulf miles north of the
present Jackson, on the banks of Jackoon
lake, which was then the channel of the
Missouri river. Here -was established the
first parish In Nebraska, with Father
Tracy pastor, regularly appointed by Right
Rev. Bishop Loras of Dubuque, la. From
here he attended to the needs of the Cath
olic people as far south as Omaha, then
only a small village; all of Nebraska west
Gossip and Stories
Armaments and Epithets.
rrJJAJOn W. H. Llewellyn, United
I Itfa I B,atcs attorney for New Mexico,
I I 1 was In Washington recently and
K t 'jj was a spectator In the senate
" when the epithet "liar" was
paiiBf d during the debate on the railroad
rate bill. To a reporter of the
Optic Mr. Llewellyn said the exchange of
superheated epithets by senators reminded
him of some of the sessions of the Deep
Water conventions along In the early 'AO's,
when the fight was on between Arkansas
and Sabine passes for deep water harbor
Improvement, and the debates waxed loud
and fierce between the rival Texas states
men, who were delegates to the conven
tions. At on of the conventions held at
Denver Governor Barney Olbbs, a Texas
character, became lmbroiled in a healed
argument with others representing his state
at the convention, and the He was passed
several times In great anger, and It ap
peared to the peaceable delegates In attend
ance that bloodshed would certainly result.
Judge Emory of Lawrence, Kan., since de-
ceased, and father of the the irrigation and
deep water harbor Ideas, a gentleman most
sincere and earnest in Ills friendships and
In his debates as well, not having any pref
erence ss to the location of the contem
plated harbor Improvements, was shocked
at the Interperate language used by the
Texas statesmen, and, fearing fatal termi
nation of the debate, arose In the conven
tion ar.d expressed his regret and sought
to pour oil on the troubled waters.
Governor Glbbs replied, saying: "Jedge
Emory, you uns from the north don't un
derstand our people. This Is only a family
quarrel." "But," said Judge Emory, "you
gentlemen have called each other liars,
scoundrels, rasoals." "Well." said Gov
ernor Glbbs, "You yet misunderstand us.
These epithets liar, scoundrel and villian
are not used offensively; they are used sim
ply because the gentleman have run out of
tacts and logical argument."
Llnsrulat and Lecturer.
Dr. Emll Reich, whose lectures In Lon
don have been the rage among fashionable
women, Is lnteusely domestic and about
tho only celebrity in the British capital
who lias no telephone in his home. He is
aa equlslts pianist, knows howNto cook
and has a horror for teetotallsm. Dr.
Reich Is above medium height, square
shouldered, dresses well and has perfect
manners, lie can explode on occasions
with sheer ferocity, but as a rule ia as
nilid as bis favorlta ale. H'.s eloquence Is
abnormal and he can speak with absolute
felicity in six languages. He believes Na
poleon was the greatest of modern men.
that war between Germany and England is
Inevitable, is a fanatlo in favor of con
scription and regards the whole mission of
uuaii to be motherhood.
Michael vDa Ill's Testament.
The late Michael Davltt was a literary
man as well as an agitator. In addition
to writing and publishing his opinions of
men and things he was in the habit. It
srns, of making copious notes upon hla
contemporaries In a diary which he faith-
fuly ke?t. Mm la his will he mad a pro-
i. ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH AND PARISH
REV. FATHER EBIA CTT,
Pastor from 1866 to 1S70.
of St. Johns, all of South Dakota and all
of western Iowa. -
Despite the many trials, sufferings and
privations endured In the first years, dnn
gers from Indians, then numerous In Da
kota county, and the difficulties of commu
nication! with any place nearer than
Omah or St. Joseph, Mo., the colony per
severed and prospered, becoming the cen
ter toward which all Interests, spiritual
and temporal, converged for many years.
All honor Is due to Father Tracy for his
efforts In founding this community. Many
a tale of deepest interest could, be told
of his indefatlgableseal 'h 'building up the
colony and his many painful wanderings
in administering to various wants of his
widely scattered, children. After four
years of untiring labors, during which he
had placed the colony on a firm basis,
Father Tracy was called to other fields
Survivors of the Colony.
Of the original colony of 1S66 there are
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Neil.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bolur.
Mrs. Mary Ahern.
About People of Note.
vision regarding these private records of
his which deserves to be quoted as a
model In morals as well as In letters: "On
no ' account "must anything harsh or cen
sorious written In the said dairies by me
about any person, dead or alive, who has
ever worked for Ireland, be printed, pub-
Ushed or used so as to give pain to any
friend or relative. To all my friends I
leave kind thoughts; to my enemies the
fullest possible forgiveness; and to Ireland
the undying prayer for the absolute free
dom and Independence which It was my
life's ambition to try and obtain for It."
Dewey and the Cables.
Admiral Dewey grew reminiscent as May
1 rolled around this year, relates Harper's
Weekly. He narrated to a number of
friends the manner in which he learned that
there were two cables Instead of one, as
be supposed, in Manila bay.
"I had found and cut one cable," said the
admiral, "and thought that ended the
whole business, as far as communication
went, when a captain of a small boat, to
whom I had given permission to carry some
refuges from Manila, came on board to
thank me for the privilege accorded him.
He had made several hundred dollars out
of the deal, I learned Incidentally. While
on board he casually remarked:
" 'Ten go entendldo que ustcd ha cortado
un cable telegrafo, Almirante?' ('I under
stand you have cut a cable, admiral?')
"I Informed him that I had, and when
he innocently asked, 'Which one?' I be
gan to get busy, and It was not a half
hour until I had the other wire located
John Wesley Gaines got the greatest
ovation of his career the other day. He
was speaking on something or other of
great Import and much moment to the na
tion and the hall of representatives was
ringing and echoing with his mighty voles.
Finally Gaines observed. In a tone that
shook several pictures Jn the rotunda out
side: "There is no power on earth that caa
close my mouth."
Then the entire bouse of representatives,
without regard to party, broke out Into a
tumultous burst of delighted applause that
actuully did close Gaines' mouth for sev
eral minutes. "Applause long continued"
wasn't a circumstance to It. No such
mighty torrent of approbation for a wel
come declaration has garnished this at
In tho WrOBK Chnrcb.
An absont-mladed woman one Sunday
morning walked Into church, took a front
seat and Joined In the service vigorously.
Then the collection basket waa passed to
her, and, putting a coin Into It, she looked
about. She cast glances In every direction,
her mind cleared, and an expresalon of
amaaement overspread her fau. She got
up.' She hurried down the aisle. She
overtook the man with the collection bas-
aeu i iu in me wrong cnurcn," sne
whispered, and taking out the coin she
had put la she hurried forth. Chicago Inter
Tar1fl HaH. ,
BUILD TWELVB YEAR3 AGO.' '
REV. FATHER LAWLESS,
Pastor from 1877 to 1887.
Mrs. B. F. Sawyer.
Mrs. P. Twohlg.
Mrs. Daniel Duggan.
Mr. and Mrs. Con. H. Duggan.
Mrs. John Ryan.
Absent Minded financier.
NEW story about absentmlnded
ness Is being told on a West Phil
adelphia man, and he Is not a col-
lego professor, either, but an alert
financier of large affairs, who
Is so absorbed In his business that similar
stories have been told of him before.
His infirmity, indeed, Is so well, recog
nised that at his office. In a big Broad
street building, every sort of safeguard
la taken, and he is a difficult person to
see, except by appointment. On this oc
casion, however, he was not In his office,
but at home, alon In the library, await
ing with some U nidation the course of
events upstairs, sere great things were
happening. Despiu his anxiety, however,
his mind wandered and he fell to specu
lating as to ho- ne should enlarge his
business so as ti ake It fit the approach
ing amplification his domestic establish
ment. Just then there was a knock at the door.
"Come in," said the financier. A white
capped nurse stuck her head around the
edge of the door. "It's a boy, sir," she
said. The financier raised himself. "Kindly
ask him to, state the nature of his busi
ness," he replied. Philadelphia Record.
The Prayer of Hastns.
At a recent dinner In Boston at which a
number of clergymen were present there
was Some good natured chaff between
Bishop Hall of the Episcopal diocese of
Vermont and President Buckham of the
Vermont .university. The latter had been
Joked with regard to the case with which
anybody could Join the Congregational
church, and he replied by telling of a negro
who had applied repeatedly for membership
in Nebraska o Be
( W : ) I f 1
REV FATITER LTSAGHT,
Pastor from 1S87 to 13.
John McKIvergan, Ponca.
Mrs. J. Murphy, Homer.
Mrs. Murphy, Onawa, la
Father Tracy's Successor.
Successors to Father Tracy at Jackson:
1860 to 1861-Rev. Edward Dillon.
1861 to 1863-Rev. William Kelley.
1862 to 1866 Rev. James M. Ryan.
July, 1866 to November, 1866 Rev. M.
Tales Both Grim and Gay
of St. Paul's Episcopal church In Burllig-
ton. .According' to Dr. Buckham, Bishop
Hall was not satisfied that the negro's
state of mind Justified admission, so he ad-
vlc the applicant to pray that his splr-
ltual condition might Improve. After doing
so he made a new application. The bishop
said to htm: "Well, Erostus, have you
prayed as I told you to?" "Yas, lndeedy,
suh; I done prayed an' I done tole de
Lawd I wants to Jine St. Paul's church,
an' de Lawd he say to me: 'Good luck,
'Rastus; I been tryln' to Jine dat church;
to' twenty years mahse'f.' "
One Kind of Grief.
Mrs. J. G. Phelps Stokes said of the Idle
rich In an address:
"They grieve, these people, for the sor
rows of the poor, but they don't grieve
whole-heartedly. Their grief Is like that
of a certain young widow self stands first
"This widow at her husband's funeral
wept bitterly. As the clergyman praised
the virtues of the dead man, her shoulders
under her black veil shook with sobs.
" 'Yes, my brothers,' the clergyman went
on, 'our dear friend was swept from us
In a single night, cut Sown In his flower,
torn from the arms of his loving wife,
who Is thus left a heart-broken widow at
the age of ?? years.'
" 'Twenty-five, if you please,' said the
widow in a choking voice, as she removed
the handkerchief for an Instant from her
tear stained face." Buffalo Enquirer.
Black Hens' Eras.
F. Augustus Helnze, the Montana cop
per magnate, was talking about a certain
"He is a wily cuss,' said Mr. Helnse,
A. Hospe's Summer Home
$ V, -';.' ' '
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VERT REV. D. W. MORIARTT,
1868 to 1870 Rev. P. J. Erlach.
1870 to 1873 Rev. P. J. Keenan.
1873 to 1877 Rev. P. J. Erlach.
1877 to 18S7 Rev. John Lawless.
1887 to 190J Very Rev. P. A. Lysaght.
October 11, 1893 Very Rev. D. W.
Morlarty, the present pastor.
The present parish of St. Patrick Is one
of the most complete In the west, having
a substantial brick church, a large and
smiling.' "There is no getting around him,
Even aa a boy he had all the wiles of the
serpent in his breast.
-He tells himself, how In his boyhood;
ne uged to do tho marketing for his mother,
and how easy he found it, even then, to
get the better of people.
"One day he went Into a grocer's to get
'I 'Give me,' he said, 'a dozen black hens'
"The grocer laughed down at the little
" 'Black hens' eggs?" safd he. 'And how
can any one tell the eggs of a black hen?'
" 'I can do It,' said the boy.
" 'Then go ahead,' said the grooer, waving
his hand toward a huge basket of eggs.
"And the boy went over to the basket,
picked out the twelve largest eggs, paid his
money and walked out."
The late Paul Laurence Dunbar used to
like to Joke about the higher education of
In one of his lectures, delivered late In
June, he said:
"A lady on a sultry summer afternoon
called on some friends. The talk bussed
along briskly, fans waved and the daughter
of the house kept twitching uncomfortably,
frowning and making little smothered ex
clamations of annoyance. Finally, with an
Impatient Klgh, she rose and left the room.
" 'Tour daughter,' said the visitor, 'seems
to be suffering from the heat.'
" 'No,' said the hostess. 'She is Just
back home from college and she is suf
fering from the family grammar. '"Mil
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PRESENT CIICKCH AND HOUSE)
nourishing ' convent, one of the finest
parochial residences In the state, and a
largo commodious ball.
From St. John's to Jackson.
According to Father Morlarty, from
whom the foregoing data was obtained.
the townslte of St. John's was abandoned
about 1860 and the present site chosen.
The new town was called Franklin until
1866 when the name was changed to
Amone some Omaha pioneers here there
exists a legend or tradition about the
change of this townslte which has the
militant flavor of pioneer life. In the
early spring of 1868 there was quite a
land boom In the vicinity of St. John's.
Hundreds of tempting acres could be had
for a song, and living on them. Even at
that early day the land was esteemed
the richest and most attractive along the
river, proving that the pioneer Gabriel of
Nebraska's fertility could blow his horn
as temptingly as his later-day successor.
The fever caught several In Omaha. An
expedition to the land of greater promise
was organized, consisting John A. (Count)
Crelghton, Thomas Swift, Patrick Gurnett,
Vincent Burkley, Joseph Bremon and one
or two others. Count Crelghton says the
object of the expedition was to file on
land In the vicinity of St. John's. Filings
were made on adjoining tracts by members
of the party and arrangements made with
Joseph Brennon to camp on the land,
preserve It from claim Jumpers and
procure title for the owners of the claims.
Brennan camped on . the land all right,
and kept off the claim Jumpers, but when
the time came to secure government tilts
the names of the Omaha claimants were
forgotten and In the dilemma. Brennan
had his own name substituted.
Mr. Swift, who was the pilot and owner
of the team and wagon which carried the
land hunters to Dakota county, says the
main object of the trlr wss to procure the
removal of the church building at St. John's
to the new townslte of Jackson. Land seek
ing was incidental. The proposed removal
excited considerable local indignation and
the change was not made Just then. The
Omaha party, Mr. Swift says, was threat-
ened with all kinds of trouble and did
not feel entirely safe In their retreat
until the party halted at Omadl, , a
locality long since submerged by the Mis
souri. In connection with Father Tracy's mis
sionary labors It is worthy of note that he
came very near being t(e first priest to
minister to the spiritual tieeds of Omaha's
Catholic pioneers. According to the best
The Meanest 'Woman.
OMAN, what Is wrong with your
Magistrate Kochersperger sternly
asked at the Central station,
Philadelphia, of Mrs. Frank
Schule, when she declared that
her husband, whom she was suing for non
support, gave her 9 a week.
"How much do you make?" he Inquired
of her husband.
"I get 110.60 a week," replied the hus
band. The magistrate was amaaed. "Tou only
keep $1.50 for yourself. I'll dismiss this
charge," he declared.
"Why, your honor,'' said Mrs. Schule,
"he runs around with other women and"
"That's enough, now," remarked the
magistrate. "He can't run around very
much or do very much entertaining on
,1.50 a week."
Tickled tha Conrt.
Dan McCormlck greeted Justice Simon
A. Nash, Jr., of Buffalo, pleasantly from
the prisoner's dock.
"Dan," said the court, "I'm afraid lt'
up to me to send you down."
"But, 811 mean yer honor I waa to a
wed din' last night."
"That's no excuse. Tou promised me
-two months ago that you would atop
"I did, and I lived up to my promise."
"The policeman says you were para
lysed." "I'm not the man to call a lad in a uni
form a liar, and It's truth I promised you
I'd quit. But don't ye remember, yer
honor, that weeks ago I begged of ye to
let me have one drink a day? An' ye did.
Yer a noble boy, 81, and ye saw how hard
It would be for me to keep me promise
unless I went gradual like."
"And one drink made you so full you
couldn't stand up?" thundered the Justice.
"Whisper, Judge. Te see as soon as I
heard about the Wedding, which was three
weeks ago, I stopped the drink entire, so
ye see I had nearly twenty drinks a-comln'
to me under the agreement ye made, and
ye must admit, yer honor, that twenty
drinks ' is"
"Go along with you." exclaimed the Jus
tice. "But remember," he added, "that you
take your drink s day or you lose. Ye
can't save up."
Dan went. ' '
mokes PIpTat tho Altar.
James M. Hummer, a Jackson township
(Indiana) farmer, has Introduced a new
custom in the way of getting married.
With his hat on, attired In a pair of over
alls and puffing vigorously at a pipe, he
stood up with his bride, -Ida E. Frank,
and while clinging to her left hand the
marriage ceremony was performed by Jus
tice 11. 8. Fargo.
As the Justice hurried through with the
' ceremony Hummer would nod his head In
response to the usual questions that are
put U the bridegroom and occasionally
records now available. Father Tracy was
Instructed to Include Omaha In his mis
sionary territory and made a journey to
Omaha In June, 1SG6. Father Emonds.
now a resident of Imogens, la., had
preceded him by over a year and cele
bratod tho first mass In Omaha In May,
1866. During Father Emonds' visit a con
gregatlon was organized-and preparation
made to build a church. Actual work did
not begin until the spring of 1866 and
beforo the year closed St. Mary's ohurch.
a Bma" brick
building, was reared on
the river bank on the northeast corner of
Seventh and Howard streets, while tha
records accord to Father Tracy the honor
of being the first priest regularly stationed
in Nebraska, It Is a debatable question
whether St. Mary's In Omaha was not
built before the church at St John's.
The Present Pastor. "
The present pastor of St. Patrick's, Vry
Rev. D. W. Morlarty, has a record of
twenty-four yeers In the priesthood, em
bracing a wide range of parish and mission
stations throughout the original vicariate
of Nebraska and the present diocese of
Omaha. Born In Milford, Mass., he re
ceived his education in the Milford HIgK
school, attending successively Boston col
lege and Harvard university. His theolog.
leal education was obtained In the Grands
seminary at Quebec. Ordained In 1882, for
Omaha, the young priest was first sta
tioned at Lander, Wyo., where he built tho
first mission church and attended to th
spiritual necessities of the soldiers at Fort
Washakie. When the vicariate of Ne
braska was divided Into three dioceses.
Father Morlarty came to the diocese of
Omaha and successively performed his du
ties at Lyons, Bancroft, Decatur, Emer
eon, Hubbard, Wayne, and St. Bridget'
and St. Agnes' churches in South Omaha.
As evidence of his energy in a material
way Father Morlarty has in these various-
parishes and mission stations built flvn
churches, three residences for priests and, '
one convent. Two years ago he was ap
pointed to the Irremovable rectorship of
St. Patrick' at Jackson. Father Morlarty
Is so well known to the Catholics of Ne-
braska, particularly In Omaha and South
Omaha, that an Introduction is superfluous.
Unflagging seal, unvarying kindness and
helpfulness, by word and deed, are tralta
which have endeared htm to parishioners)
wherever he has labored. The honor of
presiding aa pastor over the first Cathollo
mission In Nebraska and conducting Its)
golden Jubilee Is both deserved and fitting"
tribute to man and priest.
of Current Life
he would blow out a cloud of smoke which
almost strangled the Justice of the peace.
The bridegroom la 80 and the bride' tt
years of age.
4- 'i .1 i." J
One on the Boss.
D. n. Brown, superintendent of a bit;
steel company In Pittsburg, got married a
few days ago and with hla wife visited
Cleveland, where he has many friends.
Next morning a Cleveland paper had aa -advertisement
offering work to 200 team '
sters and laborers, directing applicants to
call on Mr. Brown at his hotel. Several
hundred strapping fellows were there byf
breakfast time. The bridegroom attempted!
to explain, but the crowd was too great
and as new arrivals came pouring In ha
and Mrs. Brown were forced to steal a wax
from town at one. . .
Surgery of the Heart.
Contractor C A. McCartney of South
Pasadena, Csi., lives, though a doctor had
McCartney's heart lying in hla hand,
washed particle of sand and grit from It
and restored It to its proper cavity. Mc
Cartney Is fighting against death In a llttla
ranch house In Burbank, a gaping wound
In his breast, baring hla throbbing heart,
and one lung punctured and torn by on
of his ribs.' 1
The accident that brought about the la
Jury occurred when McCartney, on hla
motorcycle, attempted to pasa a hajr,
wagon. He collided with the projecting;
prong of a "bull raka" In the dark. Mo
Cartney was burled on the grass at on
side. Hla two companions, also on motor
cycles, found him unconscious, and one Of
them started for Burbank. Dr. Thompson,
was standing at his door ready to step Into
his buggy when the man arrived. Then
the race with death began.
McCartney had recovered conaolousneaa
and was weakly trying to stuff hla shirt
Into the gaping wound. A hyperdermlo In
jection was the first move, and then a wad
of cotton was thrust In the wound. Th
physician had McCartney carefully moved
to a house about twenty rods away. A'
piece of rib six Inches long had been driven
Inward over the top of the heart and Sev
ered the lower bronchial tube, also punctur
ing the lower lobe of the lung. It had
torn the cells of the lung.
The part waa exposed. The rib waa ex
tracted, and then it was found that there
was sand and grit on the heart. To
cluanse this properly the physician was
compelled to take the pulsating heart In his)
hand. During the operation the heart lost
not a throb and was safely replaced. Th
puncture in the lung had acted the aam
as a hole In a bellows. There waa no
action when the lung expanded and conse
quently the man could not breath much.
This was remedied by wadding cotton la
the aperture. Later, when the heart had
been washed, th walla of th lung war
sewed up and then each layer of tlasu
and flesh waa sewn, together and th final
bandage ajm lld Jfu; ,-MutMtbaUn war
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