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J ; Particulars of the Accidental'Shooting of
Mr , S. W , Morrison ,
Btato Superintendent Alters Notifies
Teachers of Arhor Day The
> Growing Strength of the Ija-
lior Vote Other Iowa News.
Morrison's nnmlsc.
lr.s Mot.vr.s , In. , Anril 10. [ Special to
v the HKI.I : 'Ihosudden death ot Mr. S. W.
\ Morrison , of Chicago , while hunting near
V ( this city a few tlstys ajo , deservns more than
* " -a * * ' * passing notice , and Illustrates anew the
force of tlio old saying that truth Is stranger
than llctlon. it Is ono of tlio strange things
of nature that men can go through periN In-
iniiiiornblo by sea and land , and then moot
their death In some trivial manner as ho did.
Mr. Morrison wns only thirty years of ago
at the tlino of his death , yet his brief career
had boon crowded full of adventure. Ho en
tered the United States navy some time ago ,
and when a call was made for volunteers to
go to the relief of the Ill-fated Jeanettoho
was ono of the first to respond. Ho sailed
from San Francisco in the spring of 1831 In
the John Rogers , a steamer bought by the
government for that purpose. After passing
through some frightful storms before reachIng -
Ing the Arctic ocuan , tlio ship met Us late
while In winter quarters oil the Asiatic
coast Ono line morning it was discovered
on flre and the ( lames spread with such rap
idity that It could nut be saved. The vessel
was a mlle from shore. Its boats were use
less In the floating Ice nnd death by drown
ing or lire seemed Inevitable , when Morrison
offered to reach the shore In a little akin
canoe and carry a safety line with him.
Taking two men ho started on his perilous
trip. With a couple of boards ho
tcorcd his canoe from one cake
of Ice to another , riding when
nosslblf , and part of the time half submerged
In the Icy water. After a hazardous voyage
of nearly ono hour ho reached the shore , and
drew after n heavy cable .by which the bal
ance ot the ship's company reached land in
safety. Then came weary months spent In
the cabins ot Esquimaux , ana the fruitless
ssarch for help , and the patient waiting
till a messenger sent overland 1600 miles
„ , ' could reach St. Petersburg and cable Uncle
( Jam for relief. In due time the help came and
the would-bo- rescuers wore themselves saved.
Mr. Movlson's bravery , which saved the lives
ot the whole crew , called forth a special let
ter ot thanks from the secretary ot the navy ,
and the promise ot promotion when the first
opportunity should come. However , having
had enough of the sea , as ho thought , hero-
signed , and began business as an electric en
gineer , and export and In that capacity visited
DcsMolnes , three years and a half ago , su
perintending tlio establishment of an olec-
trlo plant here. While so engaged he re
ceived notice of his appointment to a
fine position In the revneuo mar
ine service , with headquarters at Now
York , and ho once moro entered the navy ,
and continued for a year. Then he sailed to' '
Europe and traveled abroad for a year , then
came back and went into business , and while
visiting old friends here a few days ago went
out for a little hunt , accidentally shot him
self and was dead In a minute. After sailing
in throe oceans , facing death from tire , llamo
nnd famine , ho at last meets his fate on solid
ground by the accidental discharge of a gun
while out on a little pleasure trip. It seems
lite the Irony of nature.
xttnon DAT.
State Superintendent Akers has appointed
May 4 as Arbor day , when teacher * anc cnll-
dred In the public schools shall plant times
oa the school house grounds , The code pro
vides for having this done every year , but
the practice has not always been kept up ,
and this yenr Superintendent Akeni calls
special attention to It and will make the
event one of ireat satisfaction. He suggests
that additional interest could bo given to
the exercises If the children were permitted
to name the trees after distinguished In
dividuals In groups. Thus he would have a
president's uroup , a soldier's group , a poet's
croup , etc. He designates this year's Arbor
day as a memorial to Horace Mann , Now
England's great educator , whom Iowa re
gards with special pride and vener.ttlon.
When the fathers of Iowa were framing the
school system for the young territory they
secured the holu of Horace Mann and ho
spent some tlmo here and assisted In devis
ing the present admirable school system
which has borne such fruits that Iowa has
to-day a loss percentage of Illiteracy than
any other state In the union. It is very tit
ling , therefore , to set apart Arbor day as a
memorial to the great educator who hat donn
BO much for the cause. It Is expected that ns
a part of the exorcises of the a ay there will
bo speeches of Horace Mann read by the
teachers with quotations from his works ,
music , etc. Mar 4 promises to be a very Im
portant day for the school children of Iowa.
The governor has done his duty toward
Piping out the stain of the Corning lynching
by offering the customary reward for the ar
rest of those concerned In It , but It Is not
probable that the men to whom It refers will
ever bo known to the law. Just before the
band separated after the tragedy was over ,
the leader solemnly Informed his associates
t that If any of them over made public the
names ot their fellows , his fate would be the
II' fatfl of the man hanging from the tree before
them. If the governor nail boon allowed by
law to otter such sum as his discretion
seemed best , there would be more of a chance
to secure some result. Hut the law provides
one Indexible nnd unchangeable reward foi
the detection of murderers , and no mnttt'i
now aggravated the circumstances , the sum
at his disposal Is never more than 3500.
The contest between the governor and the
Chicago. Uurllngton & Qulncy railroad de
velops the fact that the executive of the state
Is very strongly determined to bring the
railroads to a strict accountability. Ho In
sists that they have been violating the law
tor several years , nnd have never been brought
to tlmo. He proposes that they shall now ,
and It the present railroad commissioners dc
not assist , it Is hinted that ho will dispense
with their services and appoint a commission
who will. Ho Is thoroughly In earnest In
this respect and has fortiiied himself with t
large amount of facts and figures In supporl
of fits claim ;
TUB 011ANT CMin.
The Grant club of tills city Is making
preparations to celebrate General ( irnnt'i
birthday on the 27th by nporopriato cure
monies. This was the lirst club In the state
to take the name of the great republican
leader , and It Is composed ot thu loading so-
publicans hero at the capital. Colonel Hop
burn and several other orators of aeknowl
\ ttdgod reputation have been Invited to makt
addresses , and an Inspiring and patriotic oc
caslon Is exucctud.
Senator Allison , whom so manv regard ai
the strongest man for the republicans to nom
Inato for the presidency , Is home for the sum
wer and quietly engaging In his regula :
work. He Is making no trips through tin
couth , nor attempting to attract any specla
attention to himself , but , nil the same , no I
constantly growl" ! : In popular .favor nn <
proving his fitness for a nomination to an :
Ii IK h olllco the people may have to give
Blalno has still thn warm regard of Iowa re
publicans and If he will consent to be n can
aldatr there la no douiuthat Iowa will stand
and If he Is not a candidate there Is also in
doubt that the Btato will shout enthusiast !
cally for AllUon , and be prepared to supper
him with a determination to win.
The crowing strength of the labor vote IiI
/I so many cities U the talk of the hour. Whei
- . - , tiie laboring men captured Dubinin * nt th
- - . ' recent city election they surprised no on
v re than themselves. It Is the new fuctor-
s * this labor vote that Is going to play a ver
Y * , Important part In the politics of the future
' * Ho far thn labor vote has drawn largest her
T IB Iowa from the democrats , fcevoral mor
' surprises are expected In the fall elections.
: , The llahwny Mystery.
- RAHWAY , N. J. , April lO.-Ex-Chlof ot PC
' lie * Yaleo , of Elizabeth , telephoned to Mayo
i Daly to-Blght that he could positively Idei
- , fcfy the murdered ulrl.
Call and BOO the Peorlew Vapor Stove
' a.1OWN. 10thSt.
lloporta From tlio Winter Wheat licit
Hhow Diuiiago My Drought. !
CIIICAOO , April 10. The following U tlio
weekly crop summary of the Farmers' Ite-
vlow of this city : Complaints of drought
come liom all parts of tlio winter wheat
belt , and are especially numerous In
Ohio , Indiana , Illinois ! Kansas and
Missouri. in nearly every county
of Illinois the icports Indicate that
tlio ground Is dry , and together with the
prevalence ot cold winds , has retarded
growth and caused homo Injury to crowing
grain , in Johnson , Wayne and Whlto
counties the grain is looking poorly. In
Champaign , Clay , Clinton , Crawford ,
Kninihaiu ; and ( Sallatln counties the
crop Is described as In fair condi
tion , while In IJrown , Fulton ,
( Irecno , llnrdln , Hamilton , Hancock- ,
Kankakcc , Madison , 1'ulasUl , Stcphen.son
and Wabash counties , desplto the need of
rain , the prospects are still excellent. In I
Knox and Montgomery counties , nt Indiana ,
the crop shows Injury from drouth and cold
wind * . In Carroll , Clark , Clay , Crawtoid ,
Klkhart , Fountain , ( llbsou , Joy,1 La-
urouisc , Monroe , Morgan and Verinlll
lion counties the prospects are stll-
rcgarded as'fnvorablo. In Aslitnbula. Dela
ware and Hancock counties ot Ohio the
wheat Holds show injiuy , but In Coslioctou ,
Crawford , Darke , J lock Inn , Huron , Jackson ,
Lucas , Montgomery and Sandusky the out
look Is favorable for nearly an avcrapn crop.
In Kills and hyon counties , ot Kansas ,
considerable grain has been plowed under ,
having been winter-killed. The crop Is
reported looking badly In Kllswoith. Jewell
and Pawnee counties , but is still In fair con
dition In Anderson , liutler , Cherokee , Cow-
ley , Crawford , Jefferson , McPlicrson , Miami
and Washington counties. Winter wheat In
the southern tlcrof counties of Michigan con
tinue' ' } to look poorly. Keports from Missouri ,
while describing the need of rain , are nearly
all of a favorable tenor. Spring seeding
has commenced In Illinois , Iowa and Ne
braska , but not under favorable conditions ,
owing to the dry weather. The fruit pros
pects In Illinois , Indiana and Missouri are
poor , peaches especially havini : been Injured
and will boa short crop. In Ohio nnd Wis
consin the fruit prospects are considered
IMhaitlMAOES. "
The French War Question nnd Gen
eral Iloulnnccr's shrewd Strategy.
PAKIS , March 18. [ Correspondence of
the UKE. ] Dcspito M. DoLesseps' paeilic
pilgrimage to Berlin , General Houlangor
has commenced opening "parallels. " Ho
inveigled the ambassadors to dine with
him , nnd drove thorn into ccstaoios , not
only by a Lucullus divine but a wittily
composed blll-of-fare , whioh served us
Attic salt. Among the ancients , n repast
was n religion ; men had no other sign of
union moro cxprcssivo than to cat m
common. Many a man who abstains
from church-going will accept with
alacity an invitation to a dinner ;
iio may reveal the "Seven Sleepers" at
charity sermon , but will reserve his
'orty winks till ho lias feasted on the fat
.hlngs. . Houlangor is the shrewdest of
trategists , knowing that great events do-
end on a good or bad digestion , ho put
ontho _ whole strength of the kitchen
; o captivate , not capture his
guests. Charles IX rose ono
day from table with a colic ; ho believed
ho protestants had poisoned him , nnd
10 ordered their massacre at onco. Car
lisle's digestion made him anything but
an "angel of the household" at least it
a believed that was his wife's opinion.
Rossoau was most misanthropic after his
dinner , and it was duo to a burnt mutton-
hash , that ho dooidcd to send his child
ren to bo roared and educated by the
state in the workhouse. It Is only the
boa constrictor which is most dangerous
after meals , bonce , why it is avoided.
If , ns Rousseau lays down , the charac
ter of people can bo derived by the
choice of dishes , the Germans ought to
rank Boulangor with their own emperor ,
for botli their paths nro peace. Thus , the
general served his diplomatic guests with
Dutch soup so good as to secure the suc
cession bill passing in Holland ;
Sarony crusts , a la Vienna , suflioient to
mollify Count Vain iky : lake trout , a la
German , symbol of Bismarck's clear
policy and Moltko's uurulllcd calm ;
haunch of venison , a la England , a com
pliment to her "high" foreign policy ;
fowl n la Portugal ; then the pheasant
ragout , a la Russia , to symbolize the
o/ar's political hash ; slices of wild dunk
and Spanish sauce , emblem of Iberian
canariU ; American lobster salad , sug
gestive of Liberty Enlightening tlio
World , or an excellent corpse reviver.
There was lloman punch to drink the
health , though in spoonfulls , to the now
Italian ministry. The Danes were remembered -
membered in roast plover andgclmottcs ,
birds that never Hock together , like the
king and his parliament. The Athenian
salad , served as rosemary to the Greeks
for remembrance. Asparagus , a la
Beige , to calm the nerves of the good
folks of Little Britain , who fear they will
be invaded. Ices were a la Japan , the
bonnes-bouchcs a la Chinese , and nibbling
confectionery was dedicated to Sweden.
The Bombo , a In parisionne- exploded ,
owing to a chorus of admiration from
the guests the only mollenito visible.
The emperor of Germany is on the
threshold of his ninetieth year : his dearly
beloved Augusta is seventy-live. His
majesty dies as often in Berlin as in
Paris ; a change in the wind may produce
not only ono fainting lit , but n succession
of thorn , so ho will continue in perfect
health till some Now York Herald
weather signal announces tlio coming
mortal blast. Till such arrives , the
grand old man of Germany will show
himself daily at the palace window to
solute the regiment passing below and
smllo a blessing on his loving subjects ,
between two twirls of his thick snow
mouslaoho. Some conclude , the emper
or's straight back is stiffened by sta.ys ;
not a bit of it ; the drill sergeant and
practising his lessons during seventy
years , , explains the mystery. His majesty
lias no marked passion save to bo 11 "son-
tinol without reproach ; " ho has no
cranks , he is neither devotee nor materi
alist : neither a heavy cater nor u hard
drinker ; ho desires to bo a military "Lord
Shepherd of Peace. "
When presented to the old warrior , his
first glance Is to take your weight ; to
guess do you belong to the infantry ,
dragoons or artillery. Ho looks imposing
in ius uniform of black , with rod braid
ings , a little the worse for wear ; but It
lits comfortably llko nn old slipper.
From his neck falls the decoration of thu
"Order of Merit , " not for good work
alone done In the nast , but for ovorv-day
labor at his desk. Llko Victor Emmanuel ,
Ills majesty keeps twirling his moustache
when speaking , as if a younii man with
the down on the upper lip comraoncinc
to harden. Ho only speaks in short ,
word-of-comniand style ; something ol
the mlnuto-gun delivery. His French Ii
not Parisian ; ho is bettor up in English
having learned it in his exile days , tairty
nine yours ago. in the headquarters ol
cooknoydom. But ho prefers shakinu
you by the hand than conversing , and al
Biich oftlclal duty ho would boat the pros !
dent of the wldto house when in fill
The emperor cares nothing about literature
aturo , and still loss , art. Ho hates music
and theatres ; adores the opera in it
ballet parts. A pit full of ofllcers ap
plaudlng thn leg business of tin
dansonses , acts like a fortifying elixir 01
the old monarch bla boys are happy , a
they should be , like frco-passcra always
The only book his majesty reads is Suo'
"Wandering Jew , " ho commenced i
when a voung man , and keeps pegginj
away at it still. What portiuacityl Bu
bo turns over the pages of the chief illua
'tratcd Papon ol every couutrj. Noithe
he , nismarck , nor Moltke , wcro over
known to be Inside of a museum in their
lives. They all devour military pamph
lets , to which the chancellor has'to add ,
for liU own account , any despatches that
his son Herbert , cannot deal with. When
the emperor ascended the throne , he had
only debts ; to-day 1'cis ' wealthy ; his little
pile Is estimated 13 fr millions , nnd ho
goes on saving still. He is as frugal as
Queen Victoria , and only lits banker is
his confidant. Ills savings are destined
for his grand son , his pot.
Ills majesty pays n tea visit every evening -
ing to the empress , who returns Ft next
morning at breakfast time. With this
exception , they live apart , trying to avoid
meeting rather than to encounter. The
empress Is nervous and irritable , Ho
old ladles of honor dote on the emperor
they wear In their watch lockets a pellet
of the shot extracted from Ins majesty's
wounds when riddled some years ago by
nn assassin. It will last longer than aleck
lock of hair and brings luck , as the dames
scorn fated to live us long as an annuit
ant , who , Byron says , novcr ilics. The
crown prince and princess are still kept
In tlio social go-cart by their majesties ;
there is nothing for it but to grin nnd
boar it. But , Lodilel , Louhlol , beware of
the day when the heir and his resolute
wife succeed to the throne. There will
bo a clearing out similar to what might
bo expected if in Franco the monarchists
hadtho cliaucoto plav equality and fra
ternity with the republicans.
A person carries their lifo in tlioir
hand whuu alluding to anything
jubilocic ; indeed the very appcarnnco of
a big J , makes ono fosl immediately ,
"not quite well , thank you. " In thn
British colony here , the ondcmic has
boon raging in a limited , but not loss
intense form. Some gave way under
jubilee on thn brain , so far astoronounco
the distribution of tracts , and of cards to
collect money for the conversion of the
Jews why not lot Mareehalo Booth toll
otVn few battalions , to do skirmishing
duty in the rue Laflitto before Roths
child's ollico ? There was not a coterie
but rivalled the tailors of Tooloy street
"Wo the people of England ; " they had
an axe to grind , counting upon a C. B-
ship , or a knighthood. In the midst of
this chaos came forth order , thanks to
Mr. Blount , the banker , and the popular
director of tlio Gro'it Western railway
The Hlounts wore always tothcrcforo at a
pinch , at least consult Shake
speare. The present descendant
will secure a baroncicy. and eycry-
ono who knows him will congratulate
him on the honor. Meantime the hat is
to bo sent round , and tlio collection ex
pended on a Paris refuge for the British
poor , and u slice , for that brick and
molar head-contra of loyalty the imper
ial institute , if a site can be found. The
Americans have movable houses , as Ire
land has moving bogs ; why not solicit
our cousins to run up a transportable I. i.
The republic is also going in largely
for building , as the erection of the Revo
lution institute Is Uccidod upon , and
12,000,000 , fracs will bo voted to run it up
this can be readily voted as , thanks to
the now income tax , the treasury will bn
as full of cash as an egg of meat. It is
not a site which is wanted , but a plan.
Architects arc left a fruo hand to submit
theif illustrated ideas to commemorate
the 1870 triumph of popular .soverigiity.
Monarchal .architects are free to com
pete. Tlio institute must contain a
museum , and a valhalla palace not for
the aouls , but the marble statues of the
great men and martyrs of the revolution.
i Mil to rest in the pantheon , and set up
in the hall of tombs , even if in plaster of
par ! " as at Versailles for kings and
courtiers , who could hesitate to mourir
pour la patrio ?
Two mem have boon condemned to
death within the last few days in Paris.
The lirst was a soldier , looked to by a
court-martini , ilo shot a comrade dead ,
who was continually dialling the assas
sin ; the punishment , however , was too
icavy for the liorso play. May M. Urovy
je in ono of his clement mood days
when the soldier's petition for pardon
arrives at tlio Klyscc. The second
death sentence , was passed by the
Assize court on n recidivist ,
a scoundrel , who was taken in from
motive of charity , as a waiter in a wino
shop. The proprietor had to put in his
twenty-eight days militia drill ; his wife
kept tin ) shop going ; 0110 night when she
was counting up the day's receipts the
waiter murdered her , tore oft' her
trinkets , decamped to Algiers , where ho
was arrested. Ho eloaervos , as the Ger
mans say , "to be put under the knife. "
This is the way Parisians at least exercise -
orciso the summary jurisdiction act on
gpysies who steal children. The parents
of a pretty girl , aged twelve , lost her ;
they searched in vain tor her , as did tlio
police. One day the poor father in his
disconsolate wanderings near the out
skirts of the city , saw hi * child , and
quietly followed her to a showman's van
which was laid up in ordin
ary for the winter , and sur-
roum'cd ' by a stockade of old
planks , ho peeped in , recognized the
child , who lied into tlio van when ho
called nor. A crowd had collected , and
thickened like a snow ball. The father
wont up to the Van door to claim his
child. The proprietor , an acrobat , re
plied by lodging a bullet in the father's
head. The crowd now broke in , pulled
out the showman , and worn pounding
him into jolly , when two policemen ar
rived , and with difliculty dragged the
girl-grabber to the station. Tlio show-
mairs wife took to her heels , the small
boys spotted Her , and perhaps ignorant
of her being a Jewess , stoned her. The
other part of the crowd , after taking out
the living occupants of the van , includ
ing learned dogs , linnuistio cockatoos
and a monkey unrivalled for tricks , etc. ,
put the palisading ever the van and set
lire to the lot. dancing around the bon-
liro. The police arrived to record only a
pllo of ashes , and a monkey that would
not "movo on , " being on the limb of a
poplar tree , though invited to do so m
the name of the law.
What was feared has arrived ; thn bull-
light has become an institution. How
ever , there is nothing repulsive about the
display ; the most peaceful of the mem
bers ot the peace sooioty might sit it out ;
children do , and go homo promising to
bo good lor a month. The Oiler circus
has an arena , which serves also as a
basin of fresh water , for aquatic clowns ,
mermaids , naval combats , and speaking
seals. This is boarded over for the pony
business , the jumping through paper
hoops , waltzing elephants , monkey sup
per parties and asses nt liberty. At a
signal given the arena opens , when
earthquakes are Hying about and thous
ands of people bolting from them , the vis.
ion is not inviting ; a fuw spectators , those
who have done the earthquake at Mco
likely , clutch tlioir scats. When the
flooring slides arise wo nro in tlio pres
ence of n Spanish fair nt Seville , the
town famous for oranges and the depot of
the prettiest girls in the world save where
they can bo surpassed. Isoxt rushes in
a bull with tremendous horn. " , bellowing
and switching his tail ; the animal makes
a rush at picador , who seizes a horn
and keeps it ; around plunges the bull-
that has n nice , nut-brown lildo , and said
to belong to nn Anglo-American race ;
and another picador , in self-defonso ,
grasps the second horn , which too comes
away. The matador now advances to
put the animal out of pain with uplifted
sword not made of hoop iron ; ho Is on
the point of striking , when the bull
bursts Us sidos-wlth langhter , as two
clowns emerge with a "Hero wp are
acalnl" The individual that .could not
scream at this , should at once make
his arrangements with souio economic
fu.uor.al company ,
The Arrival of the'National Opera Com
pany by Special Trains.
Treasurer JafTrnj Talks Iho At
tacks Upon tlitt Conijinny " The
Plying IMitdbninn" To-Nltrlit
Tlio Stngc nnU the Scenery ,
The National Opera Company.
At 10:45 : o'clock lust night the leading
inoinbcrs of tlio great National Opera
company arrived at the Council Ulull's
transfer. They were cosily quartered in
the Wagner sleepers , Missouri , Geneva ,
Oscoda and Traveler. Their baggage
was carried in three cars of the West
Shore lino.
The arrival of the train was anticipated
by the BKE representative. When it
came to a stand it was boarded by tlio
scribe. Mr. Locke , the manager had
scone out to attend to some matters
while a corps of U. P. employes busied
themselves In Inspecting the running
Rear of the sleeping palaces. Mr. C. D.
Jafl'ray , the treasurer of the company
was found reclining in the sitting
room of the Traveler. Ho was
pleased to meet the BEK'S repre
sentative nnd took occasion to tell how
greatly had been appreciated by the man
agement the cllbrts the paper had made
to bring the National opera company to
Omaha , as also to entitle this city to rank
with the largest places in the country in
establishing a school for the cultiva
tion of operatic music.
As the cars rolled Irom the transfer
over the britlgo to this city , Mr. Jafl'ray
spoke of the malicious attacks which had
been inutlo upon tlio company. Ho de
tailed a number of instances wherein
hirelings of tlu ; press , avaricious man
agers , and creatures whoso will was
compelled to yield to the rules of the or
ganisation , had done everything that
hcemingly lay in their power to compel
the venture to result in failure. "So
great and numerous have been these at
tacks. " said Mr. Jall'ray , "that there
is now nothin'g left for them to do , to at
tain their malicious end , but to burn our
scenery or theater in which wo play or
tear up the track and run our train to de
struction. Nothing loss than this can
have any cllect upon us. Wo are not en
deavoring to make money. Wo are
simply striving to pay our expenses and
that wo are doing handsomely. To do
even that is something great when you
consider that everything wo attempt Is
carried out in a style of splendor and
perfection heretofore never attempted.
Our costumes arc the tincst that the
pieces will allow , " -our scenery the best
that can be puintca , " whilu our singers ,
dancers , chorus and orchestra are such as
have not yet been , 'approached in this
country. We have'abolished the star sys
tem , or rather wo have not in practice
the star system. NV < J have artists , not
withstanding , amfiovery part is ( illed to
perfection. L met Mr. Hosewaterin New
York several times 'Jast ' season , and ap-
ireciated Iho efforts Jus made to induce
ho company toco'mh to Omaha then , but
wo were so engagwd that wo could not
nuke an engngomorit at that time. "
By this time the train had rolled across
.ho bridge , and Miasi Emma Jucli came
nto the parlor with buoyant spirits ,
bursting into a rapturous exclamation of
delight over the aspect of the Missouri ,
inpcd as it was with the raclianco of the
Brilliant moon. Miks Juch is a beautiful
woman , with a wealth of llossy hair
md possessed of vivacity which , with her
wonderful vooal , powers , will un
doubtedly conduce to strengthen-
ng the favorable impression
which she has already made upon our
icoplc. The management in deference
o this gifted lady ought to abolish the
paper macho alleged likeness of her
which appear in some of our store win
dows. They are libels , making the fa
mous songstress look more like an Idiot
, han the beautiful and intelligent crea
ture she is.
The Union Pacilic management al-
owed the train to roll into the middle of
: ho depot on this side , instead of on the
track adjacent to the platform. As a
consequence , the visitors were compelled
: o walk along the dirty tracks until they
found an opening in one of the trains
which enabled them to reach the car
The principals with their husbands and
wives were driven to the Millard , where
they registered in these names :
Mr. Hock and wife , Mr. I'icrson and
wife , C. D. Jall'ray and wife , Miss Fabris ,
U. K. Locke , Miss Jucli and mother , Will
iam Ludwig and wife , Miss Van /union ,
Pauline 1'Allemand and William Candi
The following registered at the Ptixton :
William II. Fessemlcn and wife , M. W.
Whitney and wife , Miss Philliiips , Ar
thur Mees , Gustavo Hinrichs , A. E. Stod-
dard nnd wife , A. W. Hillcnthal , O.
SchitT ! , F. Volker , H. Schliowcn , G. Nic-
colini , G. Mnllcr , II. Bahrs , J. Jaegor ,
W. H.Lcc , W. H. Hamilton.
The second train , containing the ballet
and chorus , arrived at 12 o'clock. The
parties on board remained in the cars.
The third train , containing all the bag-
gnge , arrived here at 1 o'clock this morn
ing. The bccncry required for the three
operas to bo presented hero will bo put in
place this morning.
The Stage and the Scenery.
The exposition buildinghasbecn trans
formed into a mammoth opera house to
accommodate the army of artists who
take part In this musical festival. The
stage proper is 78x01 feet in dimensions ,
built of the best material and equipped as
completely as in the largest opera houses
in the country. Dressing rooms for 800
people have been provided in tlio rooms
in the cast end of the building and in the
unnux. The musicians have been pro
vided with a seiftr\ta : \ dressing room
under the gallery. ( JA space of sixteen
feet between tlio stagti and the orchestra
rail will furnish room'for ' the renowned
Theodore Thomas orcliestra. The appli
ances for manipulating the mr.ny changes
of scenery have bednrcarofully arra'ngod ,
and the opera wjll bo presented with
every care to the niecjianical and scenic
effects. J
To-NiRlit'H I'v/iKrammo. /
The initial performance of the Na
tional Opera compunjj will take place at
the exposition building this evening.
Wagner's brilliant" opera , "Tho Flying -
ing Dutchman , ' ? -i will bo pre
sented with tho' iull strength of
the company , and'wl be followed by
the grand ballot bal costume. Especial
attention has been paid to the arrange
ment of the scenic effects in the produc
tion of this opera. In one act a huge
ship is seen approaching in the distance.
It gradually increases in size and finally
lands at the wharf with sixty sailors
aboard. The doluslen is perfect , 1)19 )
scene being ono of the finest over pre
sented , and alone worth the price of ad
mission. In the cost of "Tho Flying
Dutchman , " Charles Bassett , tenor-
William Ludwig and Alon/.o Sloddurd ,
baritones ; Myron Whitney , basso ; Emma
Jucli , soprano , and Jessie Bartlett Davis
and Mathilda Phillips , contraltos will
appear. In the grand bacchanal ballot
will appear such principal dancers as
Marie Glnri and Fcllcita Carrozi , as
sisted by a splendid corps do ballet.
Tuesday afternoon Leo Delibes' grand
opea , "Lakmo , " will bo given , with such
leading singers la the cast as Pauline
L'Alcmaud , Alons ® Stoddard , Cttarlea
lassotL William H.Lcc , Amanda Fabris ,
lese Ritchie , Matlldo Phillips , Jcssio
Uartlolt , Davis and William rcssondon.
In the second act the grand ballot ot the
"Hayndorcs" will bo given , in which will
appear such queens of the ballet as Mllo.
Carro/.l , Mile. Theodora do Gellert , as
sisted by all I'.io coryphees and twenty
advanced pupils of tlio ballet school , tin
whole to conclude with n , grand march
nnd sacred dance.
Tuesday evening Hichard Wagner's
grand opera "Lohengrin. " In this splen
did opera will appear Myron W. Whit
ney as Henry I , of Germany , assisted by
William Candies , Bertha Picrson , Will-
am Ludwig , William Morton and Corne
lia Van Zantcn.
Omaha has had a great many notable
musical events , but none that will com-
[ iaro with the feast of song that will bo
presented during this festival. An awak
ening in the higher class of music is In-
catcd by the interest that is being taken
in this festival , and the exposition build
ing will doubtless hold the most cultured
nudioncos that have ever assembled in
Jmaha. That Iho audiences should bo
the largest that have cvor asscmUod in
[ ) maha , the promised excellence of the
performances will moro than warrant.
Trinity Cathedral Visited by n Sneak
Thief Wuo Stools $ UU.
While Easter services wcro in progress
at Trinity cathedral yesterday morning ,
some enterprising crook was calmly ap-
iroprlatlug the morning offerings. Dean
iardncr carried the contribution of the
early morning service to his study nnd
locked the door , placing the key whoroit
was customarily hidden , just above the
door. When ho returned the door was
still closed and the key was whcro ho had
eft it. The offering , however , was gone.
liio amount was about ? 00. It was not a
serious loss to the church , but it was a
losplcablo theft nevertheless. The thief
nust have obtained access to the vestry
through the church , as all of the outside
leers were locked. Ho escaped before
cnowlodgo of the theft , by the door.
The offerings of the day amounted to
xbout ! jJ
How the "Quccn'8 Kavorlte" Takes in
Important Knglish Events.
BOSTON , Mass. , April 5. [ Correspon
dence of the BKK. ] In my last letter I
made some mention of the play called
'The Queen's Favorite , " which was bo
ng presented at the Park theatre in this
city by Miss Genevieve Ward nnd her
company. The play is so full of historic
md iitorary interests that it will certain-
y warrant a moro careful exposition.
To the thorough student of English
listory , the period of the reign of Queen
Anne is an interesting ono. At that
time there was n constant and hitler
struggle between courtiers and unscru
pulous attendants for the favor of the
> oor , weak queen , and it is with these in
trigues that the play deals. Besides the
queen herself , the most important per
sonages are Sarah Jennings , duchess of
Slnrlborough , and Henry St. John , who
ifterwards becomes Lord Bolinbroke.
As is well known the duchess was Queen
Anne's groom of the state or mistress of
robes , and was , therefore , very inlimnto
with her. Her power over the queen
was so great that it was a question which
was the queen and which the attendant.
The duchess not only exorcised a rigid
inthority over matters of dress and the
charge of the royal household , but
often dictated to her upon affairs
of great importance to the stato. The
mmumco of the duchess at the court of
Anne was not only well understood at
ionic. but it wns recognized by the conti-
lental powers of Europe. When Charles
[ II , of Spain , was on his wedding tour ,
10 wont to England to pay his respects to
.Jueen Anne , who received her royal nlly
with great courtesy and entertained him
with royal magnificence. All kinds of
> coplo crowded together to see the young
ting dine svith the queen in public , and
.lie deportment nnd appnaiauco of
3harles excited much admiration among
the spectators , especially the fair sex ,
whoso national beauty was highly ex-
: olled by the comely young monarch.
i'ho duchess was there. Though no
longer youngSHE
to grace the court which she controlled.
It wns her duty after dinner to hold the
basin for the royal hands to bo dipped
after the manner of the ancient lover
: md ewer , likewise the modern finger
bowl. Charles took the basin from the
liamls of the I'nir duchess , and after gal
lantry holding it to the queen , and re
turning it to the duchess , ho drew a
valuable rino from hi § linger and placed
it on that of the stately Sarah. The
casual observers called it a notable piece
ot gallantry , but the long-headed ones
sot it down as a cunning bit of
"snipory " Such it was. King Charles
on the bait and the Duchess of Marl-
orough bit. Two years later , this same
duchess and not Queen Anne , received
a letter of thanks from Charles for the as
sistance granted 'aim in the way of troops
and supplies to help him iight the
The above is but ono of the many his
toric instances going to show to how
great an extent the duchess made herself
the power behind the thrown. It is oven
admitted that the rigid surveilance of
the duchess amounted in some instances
to rank Insolence. When once the qucon ,
attended by the duchess , wore driving
through London to attend some public
ceremony in St. Paul's , history records
that these august persons engaged in a
highly tempered quarrel which was lis
tened to with wonder by the populace
which crowded the royal procession , ami
that in a lit of passion thn duchess per
emptorily suid to the queen "Hold your
tongue1' ! This disgraceful scene was
caused by the queen having refused to
wenr n certain drees selected by the
duchess for the occasion.
But to return to the play. Henry St.
John , whom our English friends are
pleased to call "Sint Junn , " with n
marked accent on the "Sint , " is the
avowed rival of the duchess for the favor
of the queen.
The dialogue of these two persons with
each other and with the queen makes up
the principal part of the play. To say
that the whole thing is charming suoma
insulltclent. To begin with , It is n de
lightful cbnngo from the farcical coarse
ness of most of our American comedies.
Iho listener feels himself transported
into a highly literary realm , where the
mind canfccd on intellectual bon-bons
of the most delicate llavor , and where a
sluglo grain of comnum-placeuess would
embitter the whole repast. Added to the
keen wit nnd skillful construction of the
play is the admirable acting of the load
ing artlsU , Miss \Vard \ and Air. Vornon.
of the play Imvo received Mlt > s Ward's
careful personal attention. She lias
spent many hours in the British museum
examining old prints , to get the correct
mode of dressing the hair , and the proper
materials for the promir costumes. Even
so small a matter as the black patches on
the face had to bo historically correct , as
the lory ladles wore their patches on the
left side of the face and the whlgs wore
theirs on the right.
Tlio old pleluro gallery nt Blenheim
palace , which was begun in 1701 by Queen
Anne for the dukoof Marlborong'h , plays
nn Important part in the mnko-up nnd
personnel of Miss Ward's company.
The pictures thorohnvo given the correct
styles of the dresses worn by the queen
nnd the Indies of her court. Miss Ward's
features , voice , and matronly liguro are
such as to peculiarly lit her for the role
of the duchess , while she says that Mlsx
Kellogg was especially chosen to take
the part of queen , on account of her ex
traordinary likeness to the pictures of
the qucon at Uh > nlicim.
The most pleasing situation in the play
is the incident of the cup of water.
Queen Anne was receiving the French
minister against the wishes of the duchess.
The queen called for n glass of water ,
and the duchess , unable to control hnr
temper , dashed tlio water on the quoen's
dress. This is n singular historic inci
dent , as it virtually ended the duchess'
power over the queen , nnd it is said to
have brought about the treaty of
To bo sure it is. The auciont Athe
nians took great pains in training their
bodies , and why shouldn't modern Ath
enians do the same ? But Now York is
nthlotio too , isn't she ? Well , rather.
The fact is that most eastern cities are
thus inclined , nnd thu result is that wo
have a healthy , muscular , and , physi
cally , well-developed class of people. A
wholesale clothing dealer told mo the
other day that the men were taller , nnd ,
as a rule , better proportioned in the east
than in the west. "Wo sell our tall
stock at homo. " ho said , "and for a beer-
drinking city like say Cincinnati , where
the men , like tlio jokes in 'Town
Topics , ' are as broad as they arc long.we
have to cut clothes to suit. "
Wo grant that Now YorK is ahead of
us just now in the way of a mammoth
athletic club house nnd riding club , and
all that , but she won't keep the lead
long. An athletic club has been formed
at the Hub which will beat Now York in
every respect. Before the end of the
year Boston will have the greatest ath
letic institution in the worla. The Now
York club with a membership of 3,000
charges an entrance fee of f 50 , with nn
nnal duos of $40. Even at this price it
has no tennis courts nor bicycle rooms.
The Boston club with an entrance
fee of $10 nnd annual dues of
| 30. odors to its members a
finely equipped gymnasium , fencing and
sparring rooms , tennis and racquet
courts , bowling alleys , with separate al
loys for ladies , and bicycle stalls to the
number of 100. Besides the above , which
are considered necessary to the modern
gymnasium , there will bq reception ,
smoking , reading nnd billiard rooms ,
moro extensive than those of any other
Boston club. The lavatory arrange
ments will bo very complete nnd will in
clude , besides regular bath rooms.lurk-
ish and shower baths , and a largo
plunge both. The building , to bo cen
trally located on Dartmouth street , will
bo n commodious and handsome edifice ,
and the whole affair will add another to
tin many public institutions for which
Boston is noted. The two important
theatrical announcements hero for next
week are the
at the Hollis street , and the production
of "Iluddygoro" At the Globe.
Bernhardt will appear in "Fedora , "
" " "Camille " "Theodora "
"Adrionno , , ,
and "Frou-Frou. "
The production of "Ruddygoro" is
looked forward to with considerable in
terest by the lovers of comic oporn. The
charming music of this opera will bo now
to most of us , although some of the airs
arc already familiar. The first produc
tion of "Iluddygoro" in Now England
was given in Waltham hist week by local
talent , and some of the music was given
nt the sumo time by the Harvard D. K.
E. theatricals in Cambridgoport.
"Ruddygoro" will have a long run in
But ono of the best treats our muslo
loving people have had lately has been
the playing of the brilliant young pianist ,
Fraulciu Aus dor Oho. Mr. Gorickc , of
the Boston Symphony orchestra found
out the abilities of this delightful lady in
Now York only a few weeks ago. Ho
was delighted with her and immediately
engaged her for ono of the Symphony
concerts in Cambridge. Her playing is
exquisite and remarkably frco from the
imperfections common to BO many
And now the city of Omaha is to DO
honored by a visit from that wonderful
combination of musical talent , the Na
tional Opera company. It seems almost
a waste of words to endeavor to describe
the magnificent performances of this
company. Such an effort too is unnec
essary , because 1 know there are enough
people in and about Omaha who appreciate -
ciato nn artistic operatic production , to
give the company n rousing reception on
tlio eleventh nnd twelfth of this month.
According to state superintendent of
schools Lane , the now charter provides
for the election of nine members of the
board of education. The six now in
office hold over.
The Young People's Missionary society
of Omaha View gave a very pleasing
musical nnd literary entertainment at
the Hillside Congregational church on
Thursday evening.
That Tired Feeling
Is nocencral ntth.lt teuton Hint crerr "no knoiri
wli t l mount l > r the oxprcxilon , Achanjo of sea
son , cllmalo , or of life , has uch a dciro | > ilng offuct
upon the UoJf that one ( eels nil tired out , almost
completely pro trate < l , the appetite U lost and there
U no ambition todoixnythlnz. The whole tondedcy
of the / t8m Is downward. In tills condition llood'n
Sarsipralll lsju t the raeJlcIno needed. It purlNo
the tilooJ , sharpen ! the uppelilc.overcomos tlio tired
reeling , nnd Invlcorutes every function of the bodjr.
Try It.
Hond'n Sarnapnrlllu.
"For man r months I suffered ercutljr. My whole
system seamed to bo entirely run down , my nmblilon
was gone , had pains In my back , and a fecllnz of Ins-
sltudo which I could not throw off. I wits treated un *
successfully for kidney trouble. One day At my
brother's I snw a buttle of Hood's Sarsapurlllt and
determined to try It. llcforo the flrst bottle was tak
en I can cundldly say I win relloreil. I hare UM > d luo
medicine off and onererslnco , and recommend Itfor
kidney or llrer complaints. Musi. W. II. STUANQ ,
OT7 Atluntlo Arenuc , Urooklyn. N , Y.
X. 11. If you have made up your mluil to getllood' *
sariupartlU do not Uko any other.
"Hy son sutlcrcdfrom spilng debility ana lost of
appetite , and was restored to health us soon a * ho
began to take our farorltomcdlclnc. Hood's Kar n-
pnrllla , Wo recommend It to nil our friends. " M H3.
THALIA K- SMITH , sclnloTlllo , N. Y.
"I suffered considerably , being for nearly a year
troubled with Indigestion. I um now on my fourth
bottle of Hood's Sarsaparillo. and nercr felt bettor
Inmyllfu. Ulius mudoanow man of me. " II. M
HILLJIAX , Oi 1'lalncs Street 1'ollco Station.Clilc.ijo.
makca tlio Weak Strong
"Two months ago I commenced UkluK Hood's B r
saparllla as nn eiperlmcnt. as I h d no appetite or
strenfrlti , and fnlt tired ull the time. I attributed my
condition to srrofulojs humor. I bed tried xereral
different kinds uf mndlelne , without receiving any
benefit. Hut as soon as I had Uktm half nbiitllont
Hoods Sarnuparllla , my appetlto was iuslori'd.iiii'1 '
my utomacb felt belter. 1 ha o now taken noarlr
three bottles , and 1 never was so wall In lay life. "
lilts. JCSSIK K. Doi.iiUAne , 1'aicoag , It. I.
A peculiarity of Hood's S rsjp.rilliu Is that U
strengthens andbulldt up the system while It eradi
cates disease. Now Isthetlne to take U.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
. fort * . by 0. i BoMbvalldruwrlsti. : ! * fftrli.Preparedbj ,
Sold by all dtiffU.illx Prepared
LUOOD * COT , Apothecaries ; Lowell. Mass. C. L.HOOU & CO. , Apotliocarlcs , Lowell , HUM.
! l > o ei Olio Dollar . ' J 10 Doc Ouo Dollar
With Iho approach of spring
nnd the increased interest man
ifested in 'real estate matters ,
I aiu more than over consult
ed by intending purchasers as
to favorable opportunities for
investiueuttind , to all such would
When putting any property
on the market , and advertising
it as desirable , I have invariably
confined myself to a plain unvar
nished statement of facts , never
indulging in vague promises for
the future , and the result in ev
ery case has been that the expec
tations of purchasers were more
than realized. I can refer with
pleasure tv
Albright's Annex
And Baker Place
as sample illustratioi .
Lots in the "Annex" liavo
quadrupled in value nnd nro still
advancing , while asti cot car line
is already building past Baker
Place , adding hundreds of dollars
to the value of every lot.
Albright's Choice was selected by
mo with the greatest care after a
thorough study and with the full
knowledge of its value , and I can-
conscientiously say to those Book
ing n safe and profitable invest
ment that
Albright's Choice
offers chances not excelled in thin
market for a sure thing.
Early investors have already reap
ed large profits in CASH , and with
the muuy important improvements
contemplated , some of which are
now under way , every lot in this
splendid addition will prove u bonanza - .
nanza to first buyers.
Further information , plats and
prices , will bo cheerfully furnish
Buggies Ready at All Times to
Show Property ,
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218 South 15th Street.
Dmnr.1t ofllce atfiontli Omaha
JV , lit IVojjerf / fvr tale in ctU
' part * of the city , /

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