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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE , MONDAY. FEBRUARY 22,1880.
KEHNARD THE RING SCHEMER the Veteran Lobbyht Setting tbe Pegs for His Greatest Effort. ODD TO BLEED THE TAX PAYERS. JPctcr Bcliwctik'n rtnllronil Protest The West Point Crcnincry Prop erty Policemen Claim the Ue- wnxd Cnpllnl Notes. ITOOM Tim mir.'s MNCOT.V Tlio ox-lion. Thomas Kennard has uiado quite a reputation for himself throughout Nebraska , as a promoter of smooth schemes for his own benefit , and visitors to the state capital durine a legis lative session are never surprised to SPO the old man bob up as nn earnest advocate of measures In which an appro priation for Kennard is always entwined. Ilithcrlo lie has boon very quiet in oh" years , lying dormant as it were , and sav ing his energies for tlio meeting of the lawmakers. I Us defeats at the last ses sion , however , nettled tlio pride of Iho old veteran , and , ignoring tlio fact lliat it is his usual hibernating season , tlio veteran has been busy this winter on sv scheme lo which ho hopes to bo able lo point as tlto greatest effort of ills life. Tills , it is alleged , is nothing less Ihan n raid on Iho taxpayers of Lincoln , through tlio city council , for $25,000. Kunmird , it must bo understood , is now the owner of u largo tract of low land in tlio northwestern pait of the city , near tlio stock yards and brick yards. This land during llio spring Hoods is usually submerged to Iho depth of tlireo foot , and for residence purposes , in its present co million , is nearly worthless. Nobody knows this better than Kcniiard , and yet he is having some fifty or more tenant houses moved there. If a dyke was buill around lliis Iruct it would keep tlio troublesome waters off , and tlio houses would rent readily at a fair inter est on the investment. Ihit such a dyke would cost $23,000 , and Mr. Kennard doesn't propose to spend any such sum on liis own account. It will bo easier and cheaper to induce the brick and slock yard companies to join with him in a petition to the council to Imvo such a. work of public improve ment inaugurated , lobby an ordinance through , and then work llio polls for a popular endorsement of llio proposition , It might bo hard work for Konnnrd to do this alono. and lie is sharp enough lo ap preciate it , bul with tlio powerful cor porations mentioned to back him , the pressure would be irresistible. And thus the "pins are set up" for what the veteran hopes lo bo n Ion striku. But Iho BIK : lias an eye on Iho job , and it will not gc through wilhout a prolcst. UItA.WI.INU OUT OF A. IlOI.r . Tlio letter of Mr. Fitch , of the Fremont Elkhorn & Missouri Valley railway , Ic Ihe slate railroad commission , just made public , is an imposing exhibition of gull Last summer Puloy bchwcnk and othei citi/.cns of Norfolk complained lo UK commission that the road mentioned wa ; discriminating in froiglil charges agains Norfolk in favor of I'romont , and in con sequence it was impossible for Norfoll merchants to hold their trade. An inves tigalion was had and the truth of tin charges proven , and a correspondence 01 tlio subject wan opened with tlio com pany. As late as December Mr. Linsloj wrote to tlio commission denying UK facts and alleging that even if true thi discrimination complained of was not it violation of tlio stutulo. The com mission hold that it was , am u day in January was set for hearing tin case. Tlio ? now bloekado prevented tin railway officials from reaching here , amen on tiioir request tlio hearing was post poned to February 3. Not appearing 01 tlio hitler dale Iho mailer was agiiii brought to their attention , and in re spouse eamo the letter from Mr. Fitcli a given below. A comparison of llio dale in this statement with those in Mr. Fitch' communication will show not only a sm prising amount of check In the latter , bu also a decided contempt for the invest ! gating body. Slissomu VAM.KY. Fob. 5,1BSO. To the llonoiablo Board ot llallroad Con missioned Gentlemen : lieplvlnf ? to you tfVCrOilho 4th lufit. , iclnllvu to the con pTalnt of Peter Schw'Cllk of Noifolk. Th rate in question weio witluhawn Julv 'J' IS'jS , nnd Imvo not been in toico since. The weio not made with any Intention ot viola IIIK any of the piovistons of the statutes poi crning such eases , and it has bcmi and wl coiillnuoto lie tluipuiposo of Ihls conipan to comply with thn law in all icsiiocts. W. lp. Fircu , General Manager. TI1H WIISri'OINT I'KOl'KU'lY. The sale of seven-eighths of tlio Wet. Point Butter and Cheese association' ' property to Messrs. Clark , Brink an Dusonbury , representing the Middlolow ( N. \ . ) National bank , was confirmed b Judge Dundy Saturday. The price bi by ihcso gentlemen at the sale on tl 4th iust. ; was $50,000. , Thursday las however , us mentioned in tlio BEK , S. I Johnson of Omaha , made an offer i court of $07,000 for the entire proport ; Saturday Mr. Hansom , uelinsr as allornc for llio hank syndicate , increased the bid lo $5H.500 , being Eovon-oiglilhs of li amount offered bv Mr. Johnson. Th was satisfactory to all imiiics and tl Bale was confirmed , Mr. Hansom payin in tlio money on the spot by a sight dra on his client in Now York. Thu romaii ing eighth , consisting mostly of seallort property , can bo taken by [ jMr. Johnsc or any ono willing to increase his bid < $8,000. Slnco tlio establishment has bin in tlio hands of llio receiver il has bet hold at n loss of nearly $150 a day , ai vho Intelestod paities are very tluinkt that it has at last boon sold to men wil nurvo nnd means enough to operate successfully. VIUHTIKO I'Oll A KKWAUD. When Boyeo , the burglar captured 1 Officers Kelly and Koyserin the busunio of Baird Bros , hardware store l.istmont was turned ovoi' to Sheriff Meliok. 11 latter , on going over his list of "nn wanted , " identified Boyco ns a chap f A'hoso arrest the Wisconsin aiithorili offered * 200 , on u charge of breaking ji al La Crosse , A correspondence wi tlio Wisconsin olllciuls followed , nnd F day a nhoriff armed with a requisition ai other necessary papers unived. Ho i spooled Boyco elo-oly , said ho was t man wanted , paid ShuiiffMoIicktho $2 ( nnd dopui toil with the prisoner into Saturday Koliy emlKoysur put in a clai for the reward on the ground thai th are Ihe men who captired ) Boyco , and I ones really entitled to tlio money. K Kelly , of the firm of Ilarwood , Amua Kelly , has been retained to prosa tin case. uuiEf MKNIION. Thn members of Capital lodge No. : I. O. O. F. , have invited a number their friends to moot with them Thu day evening and celebrate tlio eighteen anniversary of the birth of thu lodge. Getting tired of paying runt for t sloro occupied by him on Tenth sire Louie Meyer marched into Nelson Brock's ollieo .Saturday nnd exchang ? 11.000 for a deed to the premises. United States comt will bo convcn again Thursday morning , % \ lien tlio li gation over tlio Smith stock will opened in dead earnest. A Miss Imskey , who stopped nt t Commercial Friday night , , blow out t gas in her room and was in a fair w of giving the coroner a jub when r oiled by u vigilant porter. It is alnn uendless to add that' she hails from < Too. 'Iho pows in the Congregational chur have boon leased for tlio current year at nn aggregate rental of 2,500. The mighty problem , "Should Women Vote ? " was decided in the negative.13 to 10 , at the I'alladian sooletj'.s ucbato Friday evening , nnd the capital citj girls are crushed again. Anna Tripp will have an opportunity of explaining to Judge I'arker Wednes day morning why she persists in running a house of prostitution in violation of the ordinances nnd contrary to the morals of the city of Lincoln , A letter from Frank Parkington , of the FItygcrald hose team , sajs tlio bov.s are snugly quartered nt Hay St. Louis ( Miss. ) , whore they are in active training. Evprj" county treasurer in the state ex cept Duke Simpson of Otoo has paid over to Treasurer Willard the collections for last year. Mr. Simpson was in town Friday , and at the request of his county commissioners was given until Tuesday to sclllo his accounts. The money in lift keeping is supposed to bo about § 27,000. Tlio prisoners in the city jail Imlnff re fused to work on tlio streets , Mayor Burr has had them put on a bread and water diet , and ordered the jailor not to count on their sentences tlio time they are in subordinate. 80MEVHIXG 1H1J1HXI ) IT. Until Tlmt May I cml to Sltirtlhm r.o\clntluiiN. ST. Louis , Feb. 21. K\cr since the public gambling houses of this city weie closed , nbout two > cars ngo , bytho police authori ties , suveial of the gnmbleis have been i mi ning houses across the rl\er In Hast St. Louis , and It Is alleged thoyhn\o been pro tected by the Kast St. Louis police on the payment of a largo monthly bonus. This becoming obnoxious to the better class of cltlruns , nnd no hope of relief liom the Kast St. Louis police being entertained , the aid of the count v mithoimcs was linoked. aud last night SnerllT lloblmict. with several deputies , aided by Thomas i'liiloug , chlet of the Missouri I'acllle Secict Sen Ice and sev eral of his detectives , raided the three piln- clpal houses , captmcd the piopilctors nnd employes and took them to Belleville , the county beat , and placed them under Lond-t. It Is now allowd this action was In vestigated by Chief Ttulong , and that asldo from thu piu pose ot bieaKing up the gambling dens or disclosing and piovlng the alleged coiruiit lelatlnns between the Kast St. Louis police nuthoi Hies and the gamblers , it has some mjsterlmis connection with the minder about tluco months ago of Hon. John 15. liowtnnn , ox-mnjorof 1'nstSt. Louis , nnd a prominent and wealthy lawyer of that city. No explanation o [ the matter can be ob tained , but It Is said some stnitllng icvcla- lions mo likely to bu made hi piosecutlng these cases. Tlio Coke Trouble Settled. PiTTsntrno , Pa. , Feb. 21. A Connellsvlllo dispatch says : Notices have boon posted up nt all the works to icsume Monday tit an ad vance of 10 per cent. This Is what the stiiko was for. The former wages weio 27 cents per wagon for mining , mid 55 cents per oven for diawlng coke. The wages will bo 30 and CO cents. The stiiko lasted five weeks , and thu total loss to operators and workmen is over half a million dollais. The Kngllsh-spcaklng men will all retain to woilc , but the Jlun- gailans say they will not until all their countrymen are liheiated iiomjall. Tioubhi is expected fiom them , as the operatois w 111 evict them at ouco if they do notiesumo Monday. Confirmation. IlorsioN , Texas , Feb. 21. The icpoit llml VIce Picsldent Iluiilliiglon , of Iho Sou them Pacific railroad , had ordered Immediate ar rangements inn do with the striking brakemen - men Is not eoiroborated. General Frelqhl Agenl Gibbs said no such Infoiumlioii hail icachcd him up to last o\cninir. Fielfiht tralllc remains suspended and the blockade is beginning to he foil in this city. Exposing a Burntii * ; Disgrace. Pjni.Aunr.iMnA , Feb. 21. The 1'ccoid tomorrow - morrow will publish a six column mllclo on Iho soldleis' oiphans schools of Pennsyl vania , which alleges not only olllel.il dls- elimination , neglect and coiiuptlon , but also dial a syndlealo is profit ing nt the rate of 850,000 a jear In llio management of the schools. Of SX > 0,000 appropriated annually by the state lo pay for feeding , clothing and educating these wards of the htatc. It Is cal culated that ucaily SUO.OOO Is ubsoibed in ex cessive piolits. I A Pack Inn JIouso Squeal. CHICAOO , Feb. CO. [ Special Telegiam.J Armour , Iho boss packer ol this city , says to- duy that the Incicnso In freight for trans- poitatlon of diossed beef will bo contested In the comts on the giouud of unjust discrim ination aud conspiracy.o Kcimard 1'hilp Duntl. Nr.w YOHK , Feb. 21. Kcnnaid Phllp , aged40 , an Englishman by With , and at one time charged with forging thn famous Morej letter In Ibso , died this morning nt his icsldence in Diooklyn. AVcnthcr l 'oiXoilny. . MISSOURI VAI.I.KY. Fair , warmer weath cr ; winds geneially soulherly. Brevities. j Marshal Ciimminga is recovering from ids recent sei ious illness and is considered out of danger. Special Policeman James of the Law and Order league spoils a new star , especially made for him. A largo store key was nicked up on tin street by an oflicor , and is now nt polici headquarters awaiting an owner. The regular routine business of drunks suspicious characters and vagrants occu pied his honor Judge Stenbcrg val urday morning. A report was received in Union Pacifii headquarters Saturday that Peter Alloiij i iMormon miner at Hoclc Springs whin wedging out top coal wosstruck by a lull ng mass of coal , and inslanllv killed. . Rev. J. B. Preston , of Irvington , wil deliver his highly humorous lecture on titled , "Peculiarities of Temperament , ' in tlio Third Congregational cliurcl d Tuesday ovoniiig , Fouruarv 23 , for the II benefit of the church. Admission 25cenls h children 10 cents. The masked ball given at Turner lial Saturday night for tlio bcnulit of th Swedish library fund was largely atm tended ami consequently financially sue cessfnl. A ploasanl social time also re suited and the evening was delightfully m spent by the merry maskers. The running team of Thnrston hos ir irs leave for Now Orleans next Friday to at U tend the national fiiemen's tournament h They will bo accompanied by a dologn I- tion of Omaha citizens , including sovora ida members of the council. Another masquerade a- quorado will bo given Thursday ovenln ; aHI lo provide funds for the trip. , The Wyoming Standard Cattle com V. pany have let the eontrael.s for tlio build Ill ings on their feeding farm nt Ames , nca Illy Fremont. They comprise a feeding bar ; 10 200x080 feet , a hay barn , boarding hoiiMt 10r. olllre and other buildings , nnd are to b r.As completed by July 1. Shaw As Field c ir this city secured thu contract for the ! construction , Peter Fleming , nn Individual who i minus botli feet and all of his fingers , wn lis arrested yesterday on Tenth street b s- Olllccr Uiirdish for disturbing the peuc sth by intoxication. Fleming is a buggai and while diimk became ubusivo to a lie who passed him on the street and ai > * , traded a largo crowd. Ho claims t liuvo been a soldier , and Dial his leg were taken off by a cannon ball. Alderman Casey , of Poorin , 111. , Is j Omaha for a few days investigating tli tl city's fire alarm system and oilier publi 1)0 works , Ho is chairman of the police an fire committees of the board of aldormo lie of Pcoria , wlioro it Is proposed to adoj III ) a fire alarm system similar lo Oniaha'i y Ho was taken in charge yoslerduy b Captain Cormick , Police Clerk Pcnbt and Roundsman Moilyn. who condiiclc hiryi about tlio city h > his investigation lie also mot the sheeny In the course c the day , A MILLION DOLLARS IN ASHES Wilmington , IT , 0. , Scourged By a Raging Tempest of fire- STARTS IN AN OCEAN STEAMER Houses , Shinning nnd llnll- roncl Property nnd Cosily Itcsl- dcncea Kail Before tlio Torrent of Flame. A Destructive Southern Fire. WiLMixoTox , N. C. , Fob. 21. A destruc- the fho occurred In the business portion of the city Hits afternoon. The loss will proba bly exceed a million dollars. The lire origin ated on the river steamer Bidden , cotton laden , which sU lire to the whaif. and sheds oftheCljdo Hue of stc.imei.s. A high wind washlowlnc.it the time and Iho lire spread rapidly , sweeping away business houses on Water street for thieo blocks , and mnny valuable icsldcnccs on Front and Second Miccls. Among the buildings destrojed weio llio FlislMclhodlsl church , ofllecsof the Atlantic Coast Hue , the freight depots of tlio Wilmington , Columbia & Augusta , and Wil mington & Wcldon inilioad companies. WII.MIXOTO.V , X. C. , Feb. 21. The steamer Bladcii , plying between this city and Fayelte- vllle , caughl lire this afternoon nt 4 o'clock justbcfoio reaching hci whail , and owing to the Inflammable nature of her cargo , consist ing of rosin , spirits , luipenllno and cotton , she was Immediately enveloped In llaines. The pilot headed her to the nearest available whaif. and the passengers succeed ed In escaping , some by boats fiom adjoining vessels , and others by jumping ovcrboaid , when they vtcio quickly levincd. Thcsteamerlaiided against the wh.uf of the New York & Wilmington Stoiinshlp company , ami the file was quickly communicated to tlio sheds and waichouscs Ihcicon. All Iho wharfs and sheds being satviated with losln and lurponllne , Iho spread of the llio was rapid , and despite thn efforts of the tlremen ec.uno a dlsastious conllacratlon. The wind vas blowing from the southwest , and soon 10 blocks on the water fiontwcio burning mlously. O\cr S'JoO.COO woith of goods weie urned In ono warehouse. Owing to the paiks wafted by the high wind numeious rlvate dwellings caught tire nnd weio buincd o the ground , Including those ot Hon. ( < co. Davis , Colonel E. It. Blink , Solomon Bacr , nd about thirty othcis. In addition , block ot small tenants , occupied by coloied icoplc , was completely swept away. AI- liough nearly n mlle distant fiom the main ro the general otllccs of the Atlantic Coast Inn wcic destioycd with numerous valuable apcis andiecoids. THIS NATIONS OF AMERICA. cnntor Fryo's Bill Providing for nu International Congress. WASHINGTON , Fob. 21. Senator Fryo iioposcs toinvlto delegates from tlio Amcil- 3an nations to meet at Washington this tall. Ic will inlioduco the following bill In the senate on Tuesday : lie It enacted , etc , That the president be , mil he Is lieieby authorized and Uliectcdto nvltc , on beluill of the government and iconic of the United States , delegates fiom i.icn lepublic of Central and South Amci lea , iicludlng Mexico nnd San Domlnno , anil the mplro ol Bro/il. to nssemblo In the city of Washington on the lust day of October , IbSfl , to consider mul decide upon such questions is shidl aet to the mutual Intcicst and coin- iion welfaieot the Anioilean people , so that ach independent nation of this hemlsplieio shall be entitled to send as in.inv dclesr.itesas each may lor ikelf determine , mil In the de cisions of questions In the congiess uo dele gation shall have moie than one vote. Sec. i ! . That In foi warding this Invitation to the constituted authorilies of the soveial ndependunt governments of the American lemisphere. the piesident of llio United States shall " -et forth that said congiess Is called to consider Fiist , measures that shall lend to ruescivo Iho peace nnd promote the piosverity of the American nations , and to [ iiescnt united resistance against the on- cioachmcntsof Emopeau inonarchlal powers , and to preserve the Integrity and present ter- ritoilal consliliilious ol each against foiclblii dismemberment Second , measures towaid the lormnlion ot an Amciican customs union , under which the tude of the Auieiican na tions shall , so lar ns Is practicable and profit able , ho confined to American waters , and theroshall bo fieelnteieliaugo of the peculiar , naluial and inanufacliued modiictt of each. Third , llio establishment of diiect , rogulai and lioquont lines ot steamship coiunninlcation between the noils of the Ame/can continents Fourth , tlio establishment of a uniform sys tem of customs regulations In each independ cut Aineiic.m stale to govern the oxpoitnllon and importation of ineiclmndlse , aunlfoin method of classification and valuation of such niPiclmndlso Imports ot each country and a uniloi in system of Invol S. Yi'iii , tfi < udoptjou of common system ol weights am hieasiiiesand uniform laws to protect per sons and piopertv , patent lights and liadi marks of cltUens of cither countiy in tin others. Sixth , the adoption of a commoi silver coin , which shall bo issuei by each goveinmcnt In such m amount as shall bo proportion all lo Iho population of each , the sanio lo bi legal tender on commercial transactions be twcan the cltl/.ens of all American nations Seventh , an agreement upon nnd reeommen datlon tor ndopllon to their respective gov c'rniuonts of a dcllnito plan for thearbilra lion of all questions , disputes and chfTeioncpi that may now or heic.ittcr exist belwcei them. Sec. 3 That such delegates as may attent such congiess shall bo thu guests ot the gov eminent of the United States , and shall bi entei tallied horn Iho tlmo ot their ai rival li : this country until the tlmo of their depart un In such manner as shall bo consistent w HI the dignity of this nation and the Impoi tanci of the duty they aio appointed to perform and that the sum of S 100,000 , or so mud thcieot as may bo necessaiy , Is hereby op piopilaledouiof any money In the ticasui ; not othciwlso nppiopilatcd , llio same lo b dlsbuiscd under thu dlicctlonof lliosecrolar ; ot state. Sec. 4. That the piesident of the Unltei States shall , before adjouinmont of Hi liiest'iit congiess , by and with the advice am consent ol' tno t-eimto , appoint twenty-foil delegates to said congress , selected equal ! ; from the Iwo political parlies , at leasl llneo o whom shall be learned in International lav and the remainder men who are actively on gnged In ngrlciiltuie , nmiiutactuilng and Hi e.\ioitutliu and Inipoitation of nieichandlsc and said delegates appointed on the part o the United States shall scno without com pt'iisatlon other tluiu their actual expenses. A DOUUIjlS XKAG12OY. A DlHcanrnseil Unemployed Work limn SliootH Himself nndVU'n. . PiTTsnt'iio , Feh. 31. Shortly before o'clock to-night people living in the vlcliilt ; of Mulbeny alley and Twenty-second strec wentstaitloil by llio icporl of four shots i : quick succession. This was followed by th scruams ol'chidden , coming liom Ihuhom ol David Wilson. A crowd soon collected and foicltiK their way into the hou , o thu weiohoitlfk'd to Ana Mr. and Mrs. Wllso : lying on the floor unconscious wit bullet wounds In their heads. I : the husband's hand a small levolvt1 tightly clasped told the story , .Medic.il nl was summoned , but bctore the ph > sicla reached tlio house Mrs. Wilson was deai Wilson was Insensible , and 1ms not jet n co\cicd consciousness , lie will piobaolyuli Poveity Is believed to have been the cans of the tragedy. Wilson had been out of en ploimmt seventeen months , and as he ha six ehlldien it is thought ho became ill : couraged. The children say their father cam home under the influence of liquor , an after s'ipper ' oidered them to bed. Shortl afterwards they heaid loud words and th pistol shots. Awarded $ 'J5OOO Damages. DALLAS , Te < . , Feb. 21. In the Unite States district comt jesterday , Samuel Kalsc ofFoitWoith was n wauled n verdict fc 523,001) against the linn of II. H. Clallln , Co. of New York. Kaiser sued for sHOO.Ot damages on the grounds that the linn ha attached his etock and ruined his buslncs befoid his indebtedness to U. B. Caflu | | ha . tualined. DEAN MILLSPAUGffS FAREWELL. Us Last Sermon Delivered as Rector of Trinity Oathfdral Yesterday Part ing With the Old Parish , Dean MillspaUKh's ' Inst ocrmon nt Trinity cathedral yeUorday morning be- ere his dopaituro for his now Held of vork in Mmno.\poUs , Minn. , was listened o by nn audience much larger than isunl. The occasion brought peculiar sadness to the houits of his listeners , na H'lng the last time , in nil probability , on vhicli the dean would address them from ho pulpit of the cathedral a ? rector of trinity parish. Kutweun pastor and > coplu during the past ninu years many jonds of all'uction have been formed and strengthened which ( separation cannot weaken nor time sever. The sermon of the dean was not a fare well discourse in any sense of the word , ior was the matter of parting in any way nlludcd to. The sermon was especially adapted to Sepluagesiiua Sunday , the elisions anniversary which makes the irst falling of the shadows of Lent across : hu patli ot the Christian pilgrim. Tuk- ng his taxt from Hebrews fi , 8 , "Vet learned Ho obedience by the things which llu sullcrcd , " lie spoke as follows ! "Wo are just about entering upon ono of the church's linpoitant seasons , and ono \\liich is each your more and moro regarded with increased devotion by Trinity patisli. The custom of observing Lent is ono which wo can clearly trace liaek close up to the Apostolic times , ami accompanied , too , witli such exhortations and oovoul penitential exercises as wo contribute a standing yearly witness to some great iloctiino of" the faith , founded for the most part on some fact hi the personal history of our Lord. Our commemorations seem al ways to have ono of two aspects either they tend to exalt Chi 1st as made to us a sacrifice of sin , or they hold Him up for the imitation of his chut eh as a pattern of godly life. Lent , or the commemora tion of the Saviour'- ' , forty days' fasting hi the wilderness , falls obviously in the latter class , and the one broad lesson of Clnistiun practice which wo graft upon this incident is , that a life of godliness must be a severe life that the cioss is not only a badge of discipline , but the ordained means of the spiritual improve ment. Iii support of tliis we point to what the apostle hero declares of the divine - vine master himself , that suffering was the very school in which ho learned obe dience , for as ono can see from beginning to end the path trodden by Him was no easy path. Look along it and yon will find everywhere marks of distress and toil and conllict , "of wounds received in the house of His friends , " of wilderness struggles and garden weepings and moun tain prayer and tired slumber on the sea. It seems that , the Saviour's whole life was a rehearsal day by day of the sacred mystcrv 'of ' the passion , a bearing of "flls'l cross before the time. Ho learned obedience by the things that ho gufl'ered. Rather striking language when , we'think ' of the Saviour in his nature of God ; not so , however , when wo thiirk of him as man. The apostle means thaflho Lord learned the practical dillicultictt of obedience as in no other way lie ever could , by experience , by actual participation , by going down himself into the deep springs of the human spirit , seeing libw if poor creature in dis tress would act and feel and desire when distiess laid upon it , when fear over whelmed it , wnon'tomptations ' throw in its way hard and'bjtter choices , when , it seemed as if disbttcdionco 'would relieve hunger , attract admiration , secure tlni kingdoms of the world and the glory of them , whilst righteousness had no earthly reward for its followers but obscurity , oppression , want , a life of suffering , and au end of shame. " After dwelling at length on tins point , the dean continued : "Those twenty-eight years spent at Nazareth spent , so far as wo know , without a miracle , without a conversion , seems on any other supposition save the discipline of obedience to be without ob ject. But Christ was learning all this time , learning practically and in the deep experiences of om nature theholy sense ofubaso- mcnt , self-anihilation and con tented forbearance from the stirring ac tivities of his mission until his time should come. Oh ! What a rcbuko to us who are wont to complain of the world's unklndnoss in not finding out our merit and who think if wo were only placed in this position or that , how much good wo could do to fiC'J ' the IIolv Jn .s all theSS years burled and lost to the sight of men. But ho was not buried , rather disciplining his pure humanity for its highest oxcrciso. Lo , in the wilderness ho was learning. There wore none there to hear his doctrine , none to ad mire hia life. No addition was made to the proofs of his divine authority , yet there day alter day and night after night ho chastened his soul as a penitent , mlllctcd holyrevengcs on the llcsh , teachingus surely that thcro is to bo a religious partaking of food and that ho affected a humanity purer than the incarnation. "Now what is the lesson ? The Saviour did tl.is to fulfill our righteousness. The cost was poverty , neglect , shame , faint- ings , fastings , the sharp sword of ingrati tude , and tin ! rending pang of death. This was his portion. In degree , it must bo yours and mine , beloved. We cannot escape the discipline which was neces sary to make the captain of our salvation perfect. Wo shall never htarn obedience unless wo arc willing to endure hardships , prepared to forego much self-pleasure. Many think they can learn it without this without daily crosses. Could they dose so , they lind to obey is not easy , to subdue - duo pride , to restrain temper , to repel the evil spirit of hate and envy , to keep down the mirmisings and suspicions of an uncharitable natmo , to have under abso lute control the power of the tongue , to ha von II the demands of our lower imturo kept in sanctitibd subordination to the great purpose of our spiritual being , to inukcnconscii'ncanf our friendships and recreations , ajjd time and gains , 10 train the heart to love , prayer in ono word , to follow Christ. Men may call this easy , but I toll you if it bo the huffurings of Christ are an tmlgfnu past finding out. No , lot the suflurljig * of our Lord frown into shame ottr' jjheap and elVurtless Chri&tiaulty. , . j Valu all ouhvaru fiisns of gilof , And vain thq iorni of prayer , Unlrs-i the heal I Implorerohct , And penHeiicH bo thoie. Blest three in one , to Thee wo bow , Vouchsafe us in tliy lo\e. To gathei from llie-io fasts below , Iinrioital feasts above. "Then If arnonco moro Irom our subject that alllictions are our great leaders , the schoolmasters charged uy our Heavenly Father with the instruction of his dour children , We learn in this school things which wo never should have leainedin any other our very rudiments of ono great science , the ono of all others most important that wo should. And if wo know these things now , it is because the Lord hits had a fa\orunto us. Nearer and nearer to Christ will you bo willing to get every d.iy , to hid cross , to his likeness - ness , to Ins heart , t < his throne. Wo will have learned obedience by the tilings 1 which wo suffer. " Four Men Drowned. r IlAitmsuuim , Pa , Feb. iW. This morning while four men and a boy were attempting to cross the Susruieluuuia ii\tn the boat can- ; sited and the four men \\cie drowned. The 1 boy succeeded In cllneln ? to the bqat , aud was rescued about two miles below. For the benefit of every nmn who toils daily for the benefit oE capital , which employs himil , is reasoned by the majority of men Hint man is not paid any more than his service renders profit for those who employ him ; nnd feel nt nil times that capital opposes less recompense for labor that it is worth in proportion , while capital ; hoot nt the idea o labor making any complaints with their demands for justice , and want to know why the labor question cannot be abolished. To the knowedgo of man , labor never asks for a thing unjust or unreasonable * . Let any man with mnihcmnticnl knowledge look into \\liat his services profit those who employ him , and in many cases it will bo found from a thousand to fifteen hundred percent. Now , labor only asks for living wogcf nnd smaller tariffs on what they consume. Those who have found the way say , thnnks to one great protective , immcly , in their clothing. Since the establishing of the OnlyMisllt Clothing Parlors , It 10 Karmun at. , where it is found the saving of from 7o to 100 per cent on each purchase , aud wear the same as those who pay the exor bitant prices outside o the Parlors , the Savings Bank for man. The true statement of the above will bo found quoted below , embracing all tlie present styles aud fabrics. O"V AT FOR fl 70 That was made to order by a leading merchant tailor for 20 00 10 8 do do do 21 00 12 CO do do do 28 00 15 40 do do do at ; oo 13 GO do do do 10 oo S3 05 do do do 00 00 And ninny others o seasonable and stylish garments in spring , full nnd winter weights.With the ubovo will bo found recent shipments in &eas.omible STTITS Embracing all styles of cuts and fabrics for the season AT FOR $ 8 70 That was made to order by a merchant tailor for 18 00 10-10 do do do 2300 1180 do do do 2500 1200 do do do 2750 14 C5 do do do yo 00 1080 do do do 3 00 And many others exquisite enough to satisfy the most fastidious. Lost but not least will be found an unexcell ed assortment of IP. At $2.70 , $3.10 , $3.60 , $4 , $1.-10 , $4.80 , ? 5.30 , $5.85 , ? 0.20 , $0.75 , $7.30 , 57.00 , and $3.50 , Which was made by a merchant tailor for double the price. Any style of cut and 378 difl'ercnt patterns are found on sale AT THE ONLY MISFIT 1119 FARNAM STREET. ODDS AND UNDS. A great many people who attended the exposition opening on Thursday night ex pressed a desire to know approximately tlio number of persons who passed through the doors. Many guesses were made as to the size of the gathering , rang ing all the way from 2,000 to 4,000 , or 5,000. A reporter yesterday approached Mr. Stove Mcalio , and asked him point blank the number of people present. His reply wis that lie had taken up 0,000 tlek- ots. "Tho crowd may not have looked so largo , but the six thousand pconlo wcro tlieie just tlio same , though perhaps not all at the same time. " It is not to bo un derstood fl'om tins that the receipts were § ( ( ,000 , for a very large miuibov of com plimentary tickets w'oro issued. tStill the not prolits were largo enough to assure a comfortable dividend on the lirst invest ment. Tlio snow has probably gene to return no more this season at least in heavy quantity and sleighing and coasting pleasures for this year are a thing of the past. Tlio old inhab is authority for llio statement that Omaha has never since she was Omaha enjoyed such a pro tracted visit of tlio snow. The liverymen all say that never have they made such prolits from llieir sleighs and cullers as during llio winlcr just drawing to acloso. Ono ot them remarked to a reporter llio other day that , so far as money-making was concerned , ho would rather that such a winter us that of 1835-0 would last all the year around. The death of John B. Gough Thursday recalls to the public mind the career of that erratic but brilliant orator , and many are the stories lold of his wonderful success in magnetizing ids audiences. He was an enthusiast on the temperance question , hut during his early days on the platform ho was aslavo to the tobacco habit and an inveterate smoker. Just before lie was lo address a children's meeting at a certain custom town , lie was presented by n iricml with n half do/.en fine cigars. Having no pocket to put them in nu placed them in u skull cap which ho woie , and look his seal on the platform. His address that day was es pecially brilliantand besides warning tlio children against drink lie urged them to beware of tobacco. In concluding , with ids usual impetuosity , ho exclaimed : ' 'Now , children , three cheers for temper ance ! " ( Jrasping his rup lie gave it ono wild swing , and then stopped. Cigars had fallen in every din-otion , and instead of llio llircu cheers , thu boys and girls burst out in uproarious laughter. Tlio entire effect of tlio meeting was lo.it , and Mr. ( lough , humiliated , solemnly premised - isod himself never lo smoke another cigar. # But ( lie promise was not wholly kupt , nnd another ludicrous occurrence , which llio writer of thU witnessed , caused him to forever stop tlio use of thu weed. Mr. ( Joiigh was traveling over llio Krio road from Buffalo to Now York and was suflor- ing from 1111 aching tooth. At a station whore the train etoppod "twenty minutes for rffrcshmenU"hoalighled and bought a cigar , in thu hope that it would allevi ate the pain. As ho slowly walked up ami down tlio depot platform , pulling llio cigar complacently and leading a paper , a gentleman touched him on the shoulder and said : "Mr. Gough , hero is a committee of ladies to sou you. " Quick as u Hush he took the cigar from his mouth , and , holding tlio nowap.iper over it , placed his' hand under hia co.it. Ho greeted the ladies in his usual grace ful manner , but was careful not to turn his buck to them , .Soon from under his coat tails a snioko began to issue . which iudipated that E > qmuthiu < r beside tlio cigar was on lire. Ho stood it man fully tor n while , but the ladies did not leave ami he was at last compelled , with confusion of countenance , to produce the cigar and tlto newspaper , tlio hitler half- consumed , and cast them lo the ground , lie endeavored lo explain mutters to llio ladies , but ho was evidently erest-lallon anil they left him without carrying out their original intention of asking him to deliver a , lecture in the city. Alter they had jrono Mr. Gough turned to Ihe wriler and said : "That is my last cigar , so help me God toothache or no toothache. " And ho kept his pledge to his dying day. Col. E. F. Smytho.tho well known bar rioter , was the victim last week a foul and cowardly assault.Uapted from his language the affairs is thus de scribed. About 8 o'clock in the evening he started for his ollieo to attend to a number of correspondences which needed dispatching before the active business of Ihe week began. Ho ascended llio stairs of tlio Bcdick block , i n which building his ollieo is situated , and walked rapidly down the dark corridor. Arriving at ids own door ho stooped to fit tlio key when , without a word or sound of warning , lie was struck in tlio face and driven to the floor. In an instant ho regained hisfcot and knew from the noise nnout that ho was dealing with moro than ono as sailant. There was no nonsense about his proceedings and being wholly un armed ho went at it with Ids bare and muscular hands. A perfect riot ensued Ihero in llio darkness , the colonel knock ing men right and left and iccoiving blow after blow himself , until the cow ards took fright and fled. The colonel saw as they ran down the stairs and into the light of tlio streols that they wcro three in number. Ho knows them all but profeiy to let matters rest until ho has recovered fair use of himself. Ho suffered considerably in tlio encounter. His forehead was cut , his eye contused , his pet arm which breaks for him about tineo times a year since its original frac ture in the army was badly hint and hit is extensively scratched up. His many friends congratulate him that his injuries arc not moro serious , and all ndviso him to bring tlio vengeance of the law upon the miserable wrulchcs who so evidonlly tried to murder him. "Do you know , " said a gentleman who has resided in P.iris , exploicd Africa , journeyed in South America , sojourned in China , and hail u glance , at least , of every clime on tills terrestrial orb , "do you know , " said ho , talking to a reporter recently , in tlio rotunda of tlio Pa.xton hotel , "that a common error prevails as to the significance of 'Pigeon ' Knglish. ' ( } uito nvnry one thinks Unit liio hiokeu I'.nglibh of thn Chinaman , utter the style of lircl Hailo , with its sullk of 'co' lo words , is Pigeon Knglisli. it isn't , however , as anyone who lias sailed the antipodal seas has long ago discovered , Pigeon English is an actual tongue , mme , to bo euro , but of vnst value in the commercial world. It is , in fact , a vernacular composed of Chinese , English and I'orlugosu , and is spoken in all llio seaboard cities of China and llio Indies. .Such a language was nccesiury in commerce , and a solc-elion of words way made from the three tongues which predominate in the Iralllo of tTioso parts. This is un interesting fact of Which hut low are awaro. Print it and minister to public information , " Bully for llio s.iwcd-olY reporter of u certain morning contemporary. Bravo lo his spunk ! Hil Mm agin , mo li'yl When u few moro snobs who > ro ill-ud- visoilly put on the door at local enter tainments # ot u dose of hot typo , they will begin to realise tlio cense aiienccs of an insult to the press Two to ono , that u certain individual named Starring was the mad dost man in Omaha Saturday. A rn- porlcr for one of llio papers of Iho city ullnnipli'd to enter anil report the Unity club affair Friday nighl and Starring the ticket collector , repelled him. The re porter went homo and wrote up Mr. S. wrote him up in ono of those direcl , offhand hand fashions , which is neither sat ire nor insinuation , but is strong , able-bodied denunciation. The reporters hiivo trouble enough with such creatures as tiie one in question , nnd a fellow-feeling oil tilt ! ? score exists between the toiling hired- men of the press , wherefore the spunky reporter is heroin applauded. * . A snob at the door is tough enough , lo bo sure , but the rcporlcr who is doing Ibis scribbling knows lliat a slugger is worse. Once upon a time ho ( tlio repor- lor ) wont to a dance. no maltcr what dance. Ho hud lost his | invitation , but relied on gelling in anyway , lie sailed up the stairs two nl a slop , snouting tlio order , " Make way for the Press. " A head was thrust ; out over the railintr and a face which looked as though its owner oc- ppetod to see the patrol wagon or tlio lire machines coming up the slair.s , gu/.cd nt llio reporter. The head was set on the broud shoulders of llio huskiest iiuiivhhial in town , no doubt. The reporter tried to explain and failing , attempted to stalk in. Tlio husky individual got mud , seized the scribe by the scruff ot the neck and shook him until tlio nicklcs flow out of his pocket and the soles of his boots beat a tattoo on llio floor and celling at the Hamo lime. Neither tlio dunce nor the door-keopor was written up tlio next morning.biit tlio epitaph writer at Drexel & Maul's prepared tlio biography of the reporter as it seemed it would bu needed pretty soon. ' Tlio Week's BOSTON , Feb. SI. The leading clearing houses ot the United Slalcn icpoit Dint the total gioss bank exchanges tor the week ciuiliiK Febnmiy 20 uoro $ l > 7rs'Jl,4D3. : ' an IIICIXMHO ot 40.i ; per cent computed with the eouesiioudlng week Irisl year. Tlio newest Purls sport is Hiiuil racing. The race course is a smooth board , at tno end of which is a lighted candle , toward which tlio snails begin lo creep when Iho room \a \ darkened. There are minluturo hurdles on llio course and n river , and llio famous racing snails are handicapped with pellets of clay. A miser who him just died in Canterbury - bury , Englund , is ruporlcd to have loft au immense sum of money and a largo num ber of valuable paintings. Including sev eral Buphuols and Van Jycks. Ho hail walled up many of thu window * of hl.s house , nnd only ono door was available ; for use. fflOST PERFECT MADB I'tupnreJ with ipwlul rcnnl to UoalUi. No Aiomoula , IJmocr Aluiu. r BAKINO POWDER QO. , 6T , i.onic