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The Summer Love Making of the Aged
Van Felt Brought to a Sudden Close.
Impudent Walters A New Summer
Drink Homo Queer Women
Gossip of Fashions Clara
Belle's Letter.
NEW YOHK , August 11. [ Correspond
cnco of the UEE. ] Mr. Van Pelt planted
Ins family at Asbury Park and figura
tively chained himself to his desk in
town. .Mrs * Van Pelt bethought herself ,
the other day , that the insurance on her
house hud run out.and , instead of bother
ing that poor darling with more business ,
she would skip up to town , get some
needed thingsand , pop in on her husband
just before taking the train. How pleased
ho would bo , It was hot the muruing
she put this plan into operation , but
there was her dressmaker away up in
Ono Hundred and Twenty-third street ,
arid she might as well bo killed by one
stone as fatally injured by two birds. So
she plunged onward. The errand done ,
she wearily plodded up the long flight of
stops leading to the Ono Hundred and
Twonty-liftn street station and started
on her way. Between Ono Hundred and
Sixteenth and One Hundred and Eighth
streets nre two sharp curves sixty feet in
the air. A train fairly doubles itself , and
one can see people as the train winds
roundIn the third and fourth cars ahead
As this serpentine operation took place ,
Mrs. Van Pelt observed in the third car
in advance , on one of the cross scats , n
forward young minx , with a sailor hat
cocked jauntily on her short curled hair.
Still further swug the car , and the man
with the girl caruo within her line of
vision. It was then her eyeballs in their
sockets danced like peas in a hot pan ,
for there , witli his profile bent in a sick
ening attitude of pleased attention she
beheld her husband.
Mrs. Van Pelt had a green veil in her
bag. She tied her sullcring head up , and
crept into the next car , whore in the end
Beat she could look past the door handle
at the pair. On went the car toward the
Battery. It dawned on the woman they
were all heading for Coney Island. By
boat and car Mr. Van Pelt and his girl
nnd Mrs. Van Pelt in pursuit. Wo will
not linger at the afternoon concert at the
beach , nor touch on the dinner nor dwell
on the romantic stroll on tliu esplanade.
Then the ntiw stcambtat started with our
entire party aboard. It was dark as they
neared the city. Van Pelt and his di
vinity sat on two camp stools up near
the forward rail. The avenging Nemesis
was just behind. The girl had wrapped
herself in a red shawland produced from
her pocket a green veil , to keep her
feather from coming out of curl. The
lights at Castle Garden catno in view.
Her course was not decided on. Matters
shaped themselves. Mr. Van Pelt ex
cused himself to his young companion.
Ho would go aft and get a light. As ho
picked his way amoug the camp stools
and lovers , Mrs. Van Pelt saw her
chance rushed to the minx in the sailor
" 1 am that man's wife , " said she , "and
I ought to huvo you arrested , the instant
we land , for abandonment , misdemeanor
and the writ of ccrtorare. "
" 1 didn't know ho was a married
man , " snivelled the chit ; "he said he was
a widower from Indianapolis.
as soon ns the boat lands , "
"I don't care what you do then."said
Mrs. Van ; "now I want you to give me
.your red shawl and go sit on that vacant
stool. Hern's my shawl it's n better
one than yours. Go sit on that stool , and
if you open your head I won't bo answer
able for you when you are in the tombs. "
The trembling girl exchanged shawls
without a word. She skipped to the
vacant camp stool with a sigh of thank-
fullness just as old Van Pelt got back.
"Did you think I was lost ? " said he ,
playft'lly , as ho straddled the stool , arid
took his wife's hand nnd put it tlfrough
his arm and cuddled it. Who shall tell
how that deluded old pump waded in'up
to his neck In folly ?
Thou the wife revealed herself. Van
Pelt foil oil' the stool. The passengers
thought ho had a fit. Porlmpn ho did.
He is convalescing humbly with his
family at Asbury Park.
No interesting women in town in Au
gust ? O , but there are. Fashionable
ones , too. What with the tourists who
stop to see New York , the residents who
como in from the watering places tran
siently , and those people who stay here
through the summer from choice , Broad
way and Fifth avenue are by no means
devoid of feminine enhancement. Less
nan ton minutes ago I saw
That is something now and strange.
Until lately every wearer of a big
bustle sought to so steady the struc
ture that It wouldn't swing or hitch when
she walked. But innovation is the "tu
mult , " which , as its name implies , is not
a thing of culm but of agitation. The
tapes and wires of this bustle are so ar
ranged that with each step it is wrenched ,
pulled and tousled by a minuturo cyclouo ,
"It is so vivacious , tuy dear , " ono of the
pioneer introducers explained.
There is something new in fashionable
drinks , too , and about as unseasonable a :
could well bo imagined. Thu ton hat
taken to pjlqtio.
Pulque has como to town , and from all
appearances to stay. An enthusiastic
iourniilist who spent a few years in
Mexico is responsible. When no ciiuic
home he brought several bottles will
him , and when they were emptied lu
imported a lot more. His friends like
the murky liquid , or thought they oughi
to like it which is the same tiling , and
more importations were the result. Tlu
consequence is that it is now exposed foi
sale in all parts of the city. Most pcopli
have the idea that this national bovcrug <
of Mexico is deeply intoxicatieg , stronf
enough to overcome a brandy-soaked
inebriate , but the very reverse is the
truth. It corresponds nearly to lagui
beer , and is oven lighter with regard tc
tho. percentage of alcohol. New York
era have
some of them takiug it up because tlnv
feel they must , some experimentally
others because they really like the stuu
The way it is sold at the soda fountain
would make a mustang laugh. The' '
pour about two fingers of the clear , o
rather chalky pulque into a glass , um
then , toll it not south of tlio Itio Grande
fill It up with ollervescing soda watet
It would bo jiut as sensible to servi
musty ale in the same way. A scion of
wealthy uptown house hud a case sen
homo tlio other day to try. It wusbrough
on to tlio table at dinner. The mother c
the family eyed the liquid in her glas
curiously and said :
"It looks like yeast. "
"Try it , " said the son oncouraginglj
as he emptied a glass and suppressed th
wry wrinkles that tried to twist the coi
ners of his mouth down to bis cravat.
"It smells like yeast , " added mate
with a faint , hightoncd sniff ,
"i don't think it's at all nice , " com
muntuu tne daughter sipping.
"It tastes like yeast , " persisted th
mother in growing surprise.
"Call it yeast , then , " exclaimed pap
with a grunt of satisfaction at his huinoi
"Well , I'm sure I never know whs
i yeast was like before,1'said thnduughtci
"You would if you'd made as man
> 'loaves of broad as your mother hud i
' your ago , Molly. " rejoined the father.
Molly disliked above all things sue !
ilujipna ] to tUe huiublo origin of Ui
family and gulped down her glassful in
silence. In live minutes she said that
her lingers tingled and her head felt
awfully funny , and then she laughed a
silly hat 1ml and ran away to her room
blushing. Papa atnd mamma looked at
each other in surprise.
"I think it does act that way , " said
Papa turned to the pcion who was fill
ing up his glass determined to like the
drink , and exclaimed :
"I guess you'd bettor not bring anymore
moro of that homo , Tom. "
But not all people are so particular ,
and pulque is still nourishing.
Iho best patron ago of tno Coney
Island resorts is that which leaves the
city at about 5 in the afternoon. Not
only business men , but their wives ,
daughters , sweethearts , and soforthcomo
along , too. They divide themselves be
tween the various good hotels and attrac
tions , take a bath and n dinner , listen tea
a concert , perhaps , and return on the
last train. Some of them stay for the
night , and this Is especially the case on n
Saturday. Ono has to make
after the bath. Thn dining halls are im
mense and the tables extend all over the
broad verandahs , out there arc always
many more customers than can bo ac
commodated between < ri:30 : and 8 o'clock.
It is ono of the amusing sights df the
beach for those who are not hun
gry to watch the little groups of fam
ished men and women surrounding tables
where the diners , seem to be pretty nearly
through with their eating. There is no
system of reserving tables for patrons
and the head waiter is powerless to as
sist. First come first served. If you are
bold and sharp enough to take possession
of n table ahead of your competitors. A
couple of gentlnmen had been standing
at a table for mure than half an hour. It
'was occupied by a young man and his
girl when they arrived , and they picked
it out because the occupants were just
on the point of having their coll'eo
served. Ignoring the two gentlemen ,
who stood over the table like crows over
a dying horse , the young man and his
girl sipped their codec a quarter of a teaspoonful -
spoonful at a time , and chatted and gig
gled until from very weariness they gave
it up and sought the concert amphithe
ater. Meantime they had seen a do/en
other tables just out of reach
emptied and i taken by moro
fortunate hungerers. In a
fever of impatience they started forward
us soon as the young man and his girl
rose , and no they did not sit down.
Another young man and his girl were
there , and the young man pushed his girl
into a chair by main strength to the entire -
tire discomliture of the Hungry but chiv
alrous gentlemen. The first couple ap
parently had been dawling purposely
over their colleo to give time for the second
end to come up. The trick and its un
fairness were palpable , but the gentlemen
could not get up courage enough to in
terfere until it was too late. The second
party was seated and the order given ,
and the defeated party withdrew. They
ound a place finally in ono of the
inner rooms , and the' waiter they
had to deal with was consid
erably llustruted by the confusion
of so much work. He brought
soup withoflt spoons and
had to wait live minutes before ho re
turned from serving another table be
fore they could get even the thin consola
tion of consomme. Then the napkius
wore-forgotten , and when one of the gen
tlemen mildly remonstrated the waiter
replied in an unconcerned tone :
"You must excuse mo , gentlemen , the
best of us are liable to make mistakes. "
And when after waiting a long time
for him to bring wine that had been
ordered with tlio first breath , the other
gentleman ventured again to remonstrate
by inquiring pathetically 'where that
wine was , the waiter put his hand on the
guest's shoulder , patted it condescend
ingly , and said in the most soothing tone
imaginable :
"You shall have it , dear boy , you shall
have it. Bo patient. "
And again the gentlemen wore too as
tounded to resent the treatment that fate
seemed to deal out to them.
One of the hottest days of this hot
season a stout woman witti flaming face ,
followed by two children , ran a block
and a half down Broadway in pursuit of
a car. When at last it was overtaken it
was not tlio ono she wanted. A benevo
lent elderly gentleman leaving the car at
that moment and pitying the woman witli
a flaming face and the two children
and the disappointment , stepped up to
her and kindly asked :
"What car is it you wish , niadame ! "
"That is my business , please , " was the
curt rejoinder , nnd the benevolent gentle
man pursued his way reflectively. The
incident may be the loss of a helping
hand'to some other woman who would
be grateful for it.
if I do say it who shouldn't. I entered t
car the other day where a company o :
women returning from a picnic occupiec
all the scats. A row of unfortunate !
stood hanging to the straps and I joinec
the lino. I was less unfortunate than tin
others being rather toll fora woman , j
fact that brings mo no satisfaction , how
ever , except in a crowd or n street car ,
and tills time it brought mo rather un
pleasantly into notice. A very small
short woman was standing , who coulc
not reach the straps and wlio was otherwise -
wise unfortunate , in thatrtno heat hat
driven her to the soda fountain , or some
other fountain one time too many ; tha
is she was slightly elevated though , as I
said , not sumciontly so to reach the
straps , She attempted to sit on the laps o
one or two of the more comfortable damci
each of whom pushed her off with :
contemptuous remark. This set her irre
sponsible tongue in motion and we heart
language we do not like to hear. Still
when u we.U dressed woman , who loudl ;
boasts in a public vehicle of her member
ship and influence in the Women's Itelie
Corps , permits herself to use such lau
guago as this :
"Get off my lap , you smell worse thai
n nigger ! " and her associates equal ) ;
well dressed and presumably member
also of the W's. II. C. , all loudly laugh a
the elegant speech , what can bo oxpoctci
of a half intoxicated creature I wu
thinking ot this when this said festive crun
ttire pushed herself rudely against me
her head not reaching my shoulder , how
ever. 1 quietly looked down at .her whei
she draw the attention of every person ii
the car with :
'There ! that girl up there is a tadj
She don't laugh at your nouaenso ! "
Everybody laughed then , myself in
3 eluded , a laugh being the best cover t <
f my embarrassment.
r A great deal is said about the sufforinc
t of women from the thoughlcssnoss o
tobacco users , and the offenders are generally
orally supposed to bo men. I was re
3 cently taking an outward bound trai
runl entered the ladies' waiting-room.
t was surprised and nauseated , as usua'
t with a strong smell of vile tobacco
f mean viler than 1 often meet and wens
s dcred who was breaking the rules of th
waiting-room. Looking about I saw
company of people sitting togothoi
surrounded by luggage. The smoke
was among them and wa
a woman. She was si
ting shoulder to shoulder with a mar
who was half asleep , and held betweo
her lips a short , dirty pipe , putting awa
vigoronsly with the far-away look of th
habitual smoker. I curiously watchc
her and wondered if 1 ever could. Befor
1 settled the question the woman rouse
herself from the delicious trance , teethe
the pipe from her mouth , leaned forwar
, t aud put it between the ! > ! > of her con
panion , who took up the pumng ' .y.'ici '
she left off und the somniferous spar
'wus not extinguished. I doqided that
never could. But can woman's devotio
i I and mau'H acceptance go further tha
o 1 this ! . CtAKA
The Favorite Beverage-How It Is Con
sumed in Omaha Facts and Fancy ,
The tlard-Worked Jcrk r and the
Impatient Customers Beer
as a Social Incrodlent
Written for the Omaha Sunday JJ .
In twenty years , lager boor has become
the popular bovcraco of the nation. It
js drank In the saloon , at the picnic , in
the garden , and Is even found in the
family which would scorn to appreciate
It under the eye of the public. It finds
patrons where a dealer in the necessaries
of life would drop into bankruptcy. It
has dethroned ale and weaned from
whisky many a victim who had lingered
dangerously near its throne. As a con
sequence , there has arisen all over the
land a species of massive structures of
peculiar shape and design in which it is
brewed , and tlinrc hare also sprung into
existence edifices of less magnitude , but
proportionately as valuable , in which ,
amidst elegant surroundings , this amber
lluid is dispensed to thirsty mortals. In
the summer season , especially when the
temperature conduces to weariness and
thirst ,
is a thing of exceeding life and interest.
It is a babel of many tongues. It is a
mixture of many races. It is a collection
of thirsty souls , fatigued frames , weary
minds and convivial spirits. There arc
sweltering bartenders , rushing waiters
and the clinking of glasses together with
an caccrncss to supply a demand which
scorns to exist at the same time in all
Quarters. The bar is lined with hasty
mortals who imbibe the lluid and ntrain
rush into the sunshine and the heat. But
the tables are surrounded by more
leisurely mortals who drink , think , rest ,
or discuss such subjects as may to them
be of interest and importance. The heat
without is forgotten , as the temperature
of the frame is reduced by the beautiful ,
milk-white ,
which , though brought only from vaults
beneath , is as cool as if conducted from
the Arctic seas. What can bo moro
beautiful than this glowing , delightful
beverage , temporarily crested with a
creamy , snowy substance , which gradu
ally , and in countless thousands of tiny
globules.rcsolvcs itsclf.not into the nectar
of the gods , but the refreshing , invigor
ating , motive-inspiring libation of weary
mortals ! It Is delightful to the'-yc , and ,
despite its bitterness , a plcasurr to the
taste. It circulates through th frame ,
producing an indescribable feeling as if
rejuvenation were being affected by its
rational indulgence. There have been
poets who have sur.g of wine , as there
have been and are those who have sung
and still sing of beer ; but no greater trib
ute has ever been paid to the latter than
the grateful appreciation accorded it by
the rational drinkers of this vast country.
Like all great cities ,
arc of considerable importance , and her
beer drinkers nro , numbered by the thou
sands. To supply the demand there are
live local breweries , varying in capacity
from a few barrels per day to about 5,000
barrels per month. During Juno the
largest outuut by a single brewery was
4,033 barrels. Another made 8,050 ,
another it,015 , while the otiiers made a
much smaller showing. The aggregate
would not bo much below 12,000 barrels.
During the month of July especially
such a torrid month as that just passed ,
the output was not less than 13,000 bar
rels. A great deal of this was used at
home , while some of it was shipped to
other parts of Nebraska and adjoining
states , Beside ? this home-brow , enter
prising beer-men from St. Louis and Mil
waukee shipped carloads daily , so that
from both sources not loss than from
15,000 to
wore handled hern during the month.
Just imagine the number ot glasses which
those barrels contained ! Each barrel
consists.orisstipposcd to consist , of thirty-
two gallons , giving a total of 670,000gal
lens , or 2)04,000quartsor-1,008,000 ; ) pints.
Ordinarily a pint contains about two
glasses glasses not of course of the
"schooner" rig. But the skillful beer-
drawer has little respect for euch glasses.
His ambition is to draw a glass ttio size of
which ho knows you feel to be an imposi
tion , but with which , in your hypocritical
liberalityyou pretend to bosatislicd. Such
a glass will contain an inch of beer , striv
ing to pull into its depths two inches of
foam. This is what is technically termed
"giving it a head , " and it is such "head
ers" wnich enable the thirsty mortal fre
quently to drink at the artificial fount be
fore his thirst can be assuaged. Of
such glasses there are probably three ,
and sometimes four , inua pint. The
average will bo the former figure , so that
in the barrels mentioned , there were
shut up waiting the turn of the wrist o (
the tender 18,433,000 glasses. Kntailed at
5 rents a classand , f (121GOO ( , have changed
hands. The cost of the same to the sa
loon keepers at if8 a barrel would bo
Besides the beer raado in this city and
elsewhere in this country , several of out
loading saloons sell imported beer , the
most prominent of those being Kulm-
bachor , Pilsner and Kupuzincr. These
are much heavier than.thc beers made in
this country.the latter being the lighter ol
the two , while the former is a near approach
preach in taste , though not in hardness
when fresh , to American porter. The
sale of these bovoratjes is not , however ,
very extensive. . The brewings require c
cultivated taste.
The beer made in this city has beer
wonderfully improved in tue last ten
years , ( ireater facilities have been in
troduced into the breweries for its manu
facture and this improvement and consequent
quent incrcaso of business have conduce * ]
to the success of the enterprising firms ,
These improvements have been largelj
stimulated by the incursion of
some of whom ship to this city what maj
not inaptly bo termed the best beer it
tbo world. Local advancement has ap
proacbcd to an imitation of the latter ,
and though there is yet a perceptible
coptiblo difference in thp taste
yet the color , and clearness
and hoalthfulncss are not far behind
The boor of Omaha is generally good
and , of some of the breweries , is particu
larly fine. Each beer is distinguishec
from that of a rival by both color um
tis to , and there are some of our honu
consumers who can distinguish on bott
taste and sight.
Hut what would bo the brewer of bcoi
without the "slinger" of the sumo ? Tin
latter term is expressive , if not entirely
correct and polite. It doubtless had it !
inception in largo cities where dospatct
was required in satisfyings the cravingi
of impatient drinkers. Necessity becami
again the mother of invention , and thi
hurried and importurned tapster insteai
of running to euch party in front of hii
countcr.conccivod the idea of "shooting1
or sliding the foam-flecked goblet alonj
the bur , until it stood in front of the mat
for whom it was intended. Practice ii
this custom makes the man perfect afto
n tmiOand saves him many a weary stop
In some ; saloons in the larger cities ther
send it sliding to thfl customer , whtlo
other tenders look out.for the cash. Col-
llsions rarely ococi- , though some
times the crystal bccr Jadou goblet
strikes a snag , and a cent and a bait's
worth of boer flows to the floor.
As the brewer canrJot get along with-
the saloonkeeper , the liUtor without the
" " the " " dispense
"slinger , neither can "sllngor"
pense with the ' "jerkor. " It is the requi
site of this man that ho bo able to hoar
every order from half a dozen tables at
the same time , rush to the bar , "jerk" his
glasses together , and return and satisfy
his crumbling and impatient patrons.
To do this , ho must bo able to carry more
than ono glass in each hand , though that
is about the extent of the ability of the
average mortal who is not of the order of
"jcrkons. " The succojiful "jorkcr" un
derstands his business , ' Ho groups his
glasses on the counter , with the palm of
his right hand upturnedand with his left
h < j inserts the support of one glass be
tween every two lingers and the index
and iiis thumb. Ho thus accommodates
four. The liases of till-so goblets form
n semi-circle around [ the palm of his
hand , and beneaththose bases , ho inserts
the bases of several mure glasses , some
times as many as four1 , jand five , which
run up quite a distance on his ample
arm. He thus disposed of nine glasses ,
ail cither , tightly hold by the lingers or
braced upon the steady arm , a jar to
which , however , would result in a drop
in both glassware and lager. , But there
are twelve persons waiting for that beer.
Ha must make another 'trip or carry the
xtru number in the other hand. With-
ut assistance , ho decorates the lingers of
us left hand as ho did.thoso of his right
, nd rushes to execute Jils order with the
itcady bearing of a locomotive on a steel
ail. Ho strikes his pktrons with aston-
shmcnt , and if he bo a genial fellow , ho
s sometimes told to "keep that , " or
'take ' one for yourself , " when his sor-
Icc.i are being remunerated. There is a
' . mender in this town who claims lie can
raw beer and wait upon a thousand
lnrsty mortals as rapidly as any man in
he country. Ills work in this city for
iomo time back would seem to justify his
isscrtion and if any bartender desires to
est his ability the name of the former
nay easily be ascertained. It is this gcn-
.loman's boast that ho has carrried in his
land and on his arm not less than four-
eon "steins. " A "stein" is a stone or
lorcclain mug always larger than a beer
jlass and generally with a handle ,
yet , fourteen of these , filled with beer ,
his gentleman churns to have , at ono
ime , served with ono hand to his cus-
; omcrs. There are skeptics among beer-
drinkers.bnt this gentleman is open to bo
sailed upon to demonstrate the truth of
his assertion. Ho is at present engaged
n a place in which , between the hours of
loon and midnight , ho and another sold
nineteen half-barrels of boor. On the
basis of the calculation above made ,
" 1,200 glasses were handed over the bar ,
'opresenting ' a valuation of if314.80. Bo-
ides , there were hundreds of glasses of
other liquids and cigars sold , which do
not enter into the computation.
" " and " " 111-
"Beer-slingers" "jerkers" are -
fluid and ill-appreciated mortals , when
ho abuse and censure to which they lire
ubjectccl are taken into consideration.
Hut though frequently contemned , they
jargo Profits to be Secured In this
San Francisco Chronicle : At a recent
mooting of the Los Angeles county
'omological society'Mllton Thomas , ah
experienced fruit-grower , delivered an
address on the fruit interests of Cali
fornia , which was full of valuable infer
mation. The Fresno 'Expositor says :
'We make the following extract from
.t for the purpose ol calling attention to
, ho valuable method of preparing fruits
'or market" :
"I interviewed Mr. itencdict , of the
firm of Barnard & Benedict iruit Crys
tallizing company. ile < saiu that all
fruits can bo crystalllxed.t The best for
crystallizing are thorange / , apricot ,
nectarine , cherry , fig ; muscat grape ,
9Bar and plum. For.narnialades , jams ,
md jollies all the fruit * just mentioned ,
except the cherry , may bo used.
i'lie peach may bo larcJlyuscd for mar-
tnahvdes. Mr , licncdTit also said that
fruits , such as blaol berries , raspber
ries , strawberries , etc. , may b used in
any quantity and yet always lind a
ready sale at good prices , but of all
the fruits grown in California the fig has
the greatest future. Wo ahould at least
supply the demand of the United States.
The variety I would advise to grow are
the white varieties. There are now an
nually imported from foreign countries
vast quantities which wo should pro
duce. Mr. Benedict further says that
there is particularly no limit to the
amount of ligs that can bo disposed of nt
good prices when prepared by crystal- !
zation , or dried in n manner to
compare with the imported. The
guava , he thinks , will bcnomo of great
importance when properly cultivated.
In the shape of jolly it has largely been
in demand amonf epicures , and in this
way and in the shape of crystalization
can bo sold at goon profits. These gen
tlemen have experimented with various
fruits and cave succeeded in a way that
is beautiful to the eye and delicious to
the taste. The tig is prepared by this
process and the demand is trulv vonder-
nil. There was a llrru in New York
which ordered a sample , and as soon as
it was seen and tasted they or
dered every few days by tele
graph. A syndicate was formed and
they wore going to order a car load , but
of course Barnard & Benedict were not
prepared to rill their order. Their crys
tallized apricots are perfectly splendid in
tastu , as well as in appearance : also the
pear and strawberry. Then the Muscat
grapes , when crystallized , are the best
and most palatable of any. I cannot in
this allusion to the most important indus
try do justice to it. Barnard & Benedict
have ordurs for the next season from
every house that has already received
samples. They have also a now process for
drying apples that maKes the product so
far superior to the best evaporated rip
ples that there is no comparison , cither
in appearance or taste. Their jams , jel-
lleraud marmalades , and also syrups ,
are far superior to all others. What ia
the outlook for pears ? : Lot us look at it
for a moment. Just [ 'sen' the demand
there is for pearft in tbo east. First our
pears are far superior and can bo sold in
the east some time before thetr pears are
ripe. Tney can -nlso be picked
some time before they are ripe ,
and will ripen in ten or fifteen
days , or about the time they arrive in the
eastern markets. Thou our Bartlctt
pears are not only shipped cast , but are
canned to a large extout and sent to
Great Britain , and s'omn to Kurope and
other countries ; andbesides this tueycaii
be dried and command fair prices. Then
they can be crystalized , and there is n
demand for thorn that is dilllcult to sup
ply , as at present the supply is not equal
to the demand at all.
Economy and strength are peculiar tc
Hood's Sarsaparilla , the only medicine
ot which " 100 doses ono dollar" is true ,
For fear of losing a day ! work , manj
persons put oft taking physio until Sat
urday. The bettor plan is to not dehij
but take it as soon as. needed , it may uavt
yon a hard spell of sicknessIf yoi
want the most bone lit from1 the leas
amount of physio without causing yoi
any inconvenience , loss of appetite o :
test , take St. . I'atrlek'a ' Fills. Thoi
action on the liver and bowels an
.thorough , they give' a freshnes , ' ton <
and vigor to the whole * vygteiu and actji
harmony with nature. '
Some of Iho Methods Employed by the Sal
vation Army.
'A Paper as Bluer as the Omnlia Deo"
Some of the Ijsadlni ; Llglita
A Tramp with the Army liy
a Wicked llcportor.
The Salvation array , llko the poor of
which it Is composed , is every whore , and
it is a poor town in which the sound of
the tambourine and the rattle of the
drum cannot bo heard , chasing away
the devils , Omaha being a booming city
has its army and ono of the evening sights
greeting the stranger , is the well-known
procession , which reminds him of his
homo , if bo comes from a booming place.
These people never seem to tire. Day
after day they march the dusty streets ,
in ho.it am ! storm , in season and out , the
same old peek-a-boo bonneted fe
males , and rcd-shlrtcd men ,
led by the same old leader
who plays two tunes on a brass cornet.
Sometimes the tunes get mixed and blend
into ono air , but they never vary. Pcoplo
know them by heart , and so certain is it
after long waiting the cornctist will
never learn anv new music , that old
debtors promise faithfully within them
selves , to liquidate when the leader blows
his lungs into space on a now tune.
A prowler from the BI-K. : desiring to
pray for six bad men in Omaha , followed
the army around last night through the
streets and wont with it to the bar
racks. The noise on the route of
march was something to contem
plate , as great as that before which
Jericho's walls fell ami as discordant as
what is usually evolved in hiving bees.
The barracks as n temple of worship
would never impress the seeker after
truth with solemnity. They comprise
the third story of the old city hall rook-
cry , in which the early city fathers wore
wont to meet and devise laws for tbo
community and possible schemes for their
own benefit. The coal-oil lamps had a
ipluttering way of burning last night , as
f keeping : time with the music , "tid their
general uncertainty , now bright and
igain dim , reminded ono of head-
'ights seen in a shifting fog. The re-
ifriotis ceremonies of the army are not
complex. Noise seems to bo the great
Ifisiueratiini. The advice of the veteran
to the newly-organized fire company ,
"lloller all the time , " is equally applica
ble to the soldiers , boated on chairs upon
a stage , the drooping sisters on ono side ,
the stalwart brothers on the other , much
after the style of a minstrel stage setting ,
with hoodlums and the great unwashed
us an audience , the service opened with
irayer. in which the Almighty was re
minded how bad the Omuha people were ,
and if lie did not do something for thorn ,
they would join Satan at homo sure.
Singing followed a rollicking song in
which all joined lustily , bass and snare
drums , tambourines , cornet and all , half
the crowd singing one air and the other
half another , the words running :
Oh I we are so very hapoy
Yes , we me :
Oh I we nre so very happy ,
Yes , we are :
For slmiars nre torelven
And we're on our way to' heaven ,
Oh , we arc so very happy ,
y.es , wo are.
Two little children in red dresses then
sang a duct , supplementing it with some
parrot remarks about the sin-
fillnoss of everybody , and then
wont to sleep. More singing fol
lowed ; in fnot , singing in which
all joined constituted the bulk of the en
tertainment. The captain of the army ,
the samu man who played the cornet on
the streets , absorbed everything else
during the meeting. Ho considerately
callta upon the audience at intervals to
give himself resting space , for personal
experiences of past degradation and
present beatitude. Ono shock-headed
lad , who could stand as the bad man
from Bitter Creak , allowed that ho was
saved ; thanked ( iod that ho didn't have
to gamble , jnrk beer , or ( and here hn
looked daggers at the prowler from the
Bui ; ) scratch paper for a living , and
then lapsed into silcuco. A swarthy
man reminded the Lord of His
duties in a tone too low to bo hoard.
One soldier said that he felt so happy in
his salvation that he would not sell his
joy for all the money in all the banks of
Omaha , and the audience felt as though
they would need a do/.en aflidavits from
disinterested parties to sustain his dec
laration. A collection was then taken up
by one of the sisters , and a fervent "God
bless you , " greeted the drop of each
nickle. The War Cry , the ollicial organ ,
was tiicn offered for sale. The fact that
the paper contained no advertisements
seemed to depreciate its forced circu
lation. The captain road several selec
tions from it , one , an extract from the
London Chronicle , ' commending the
work of the array. "That paper , " said
the captain , "was once as bitter towards
us as the Omahn BEE is now , " thereby
evidencing tho'fact that oven the Salva
tion army troops read the BEE. The
sisters kept painfully quiet last night ,
not one volunteering to toll how bad a
girl she had boon , whcreforo things were
moro dull than usual , The prowler tried
once or twice to submit the names of his
six had friends in Omuha for prayer , but
was choked off bv the long-winded cap
tain , who insisted upon talking against
Several peculiarities are apparent in
the organization and its maintenance.
The members arc mostly English
and it is the only English
fad , whbh the Angloimtniacs have
not adopted ; their freedom witli the
Almighty is of a friendly "old chappio"
style and their perfect assurance of sal
vation is soothing for the sin-sick soul to
witness. They are , however , in habits
and attire some degrees from "godli
ness , " or the next best thine found in the
gospel of soap and their grammar is far
from concurrent with school rules.
The Omaha detachment is composed of
thirty-six members , among whom broth
ers t rank Aspinall. Stringer , Largo , Sr.
and Jr. Simpson , Northrup , Koolander ,
Johnston and Peterson and sisters , Lawson -
son , Tomsett , Anderson and Joflcrson
arc the shining lights. The soldiers sup
port themselves by their own exertion ,
except the adjutant and cadet , who arc
allowed a salary out of the contributions.
Opinions vary regarding the useful
ness of the army in a spiritual view , but
they are unanimous in ono thing , viz.
that the Salvation braves have at least
developed n capacity for street noise that
frightens horses and scares the children.
SICK headache , wind on the stomach ,
biliousness , nausea , are promptly and
agreeably banished by Dr. J. II. Mo-
Lean's Little Liver and Kidney 1'elleta.
25o a vial.
Growth of tlio Church.
Providence Journal : Not infrequently
inquiries are hoard respecting the growth
ofChristiauity , and many suem to think
that , even if it is increasing In numbers ,
it is not keeping puce with the growth of
population. In order to remove this
erroneous impression some statistic *
lately published in tlio Independent and
Homllutio Review seem worthy of re
production. They are taken from the
year books of the various churches foi
1887 , and , while of course not absolutely
accurate , are substantially so. Tlio fol
lowing ttibln shows the present strength ,
in Order' , , of the .sovcnteoh principal
churches and denominations in tin
'United Status. The three columnsTcp
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= a
( Opposite Fnlconer'8 , )
resent the number of churches , minister
and communicants respectively :
CliurchoB. Mlnlitorg. ComVants
Itoinan Cnthollc. . . . u.Hld 7,048 7u3uuuo
Methodic ! . 47,303 21,4011 4KU , < > M
llapllBtM . 40.847 27m ! * tl,727.207
l'rebytoilans . ttW > 8 U , 9 1 , < ) K.,1IO
Lutherans . 7.C.73 3WO UM.8.tO )
. , ,
KpISfOliallnns . 4.WI R.S45 43l > , .Vl !
Dutch Heformort. . . a.OOt 1JU2 2.V.U74
Gorman Kvimifellcal 675 f.iiU I'JS.nos
Christian Union. . . . l.MO MK ) moo4
Frlondl . 70(1 ( MX ) 1H5.IKIU
Meniionltos . 6T > 0 fiUO 100,000
Adi-elitists . 1,472 IC'l " 7.711
UulvcrnullatS. . . . . . . C 3 0711 31 AM
llnltarlani . 345 tfO 211,0(10 (
Moravians . 83 l 10 , N )
Now JeruBHlom . .tXI . 71. * , fi.UlQ
Tnis shows a total of 13J.415 ! churches ,
91,1)11 ) ministers and 1,018,977 ! communi
cants , in a population of something less
than 00,000,000. There may bo somii ex
aggeration about some of these numbers ,
but they are pretty certainly underesti
mated in others. The Univorsalists and
Unitarians are uoubtlcss moro numerous
than the table. Hhovs. ) and. the Roman
Catholics can perhaps justly claim moro
than 7,000,000. A number of the smaller
denominations do not appear , so that t.io
general result can not bo much , if , any
above the actual fact. That the proportion
tion of church members to the population
is nearly one to three , is certainly a re-
inarkablo showing , and will bo a surprise
to thnsa accustomed to assert the decline
of Christianity. It is evident tiiat the
evangelistic and Sunday-school work ,
which has been carried on with so much
energy during the last ten years , is be
ginning to sliow Its results in increased
monfberchip of the churches.
Another table , which it Is not necessary
to quote m full , shows that the same de
nominations four years ago had ll > * iG10
churches , 81,717 ministers and 17,2(17,178 (
communicants , giving a net gain in four
years of lC,325churclQS , ) , 9,694 ministers ,
and 1,018,711'J ' members. Leaving out the
Roman Catholics , the order of growth is
as follows : The Methodists lirst , the
Baptists second , the Lutherans third , the
Presbyterians fourth , Episcopalians tifth ,
Congregationalitits sixth. Or , to giro the
exact ligurcs , the gam in four years lias
been :
Churches. Ministers. Cotn'cantx
Methodists . 5.MB ft.uw f n,7AI
iiuptlsts . : iti''i iii4 : ; ) in",4
I.uthoritns . l.ltt Ml lll.Mi
1'rusbytorlans . 1,045 MI'S llli.'i'iu
KpUcopallnns . 1,415 201 TK.rao
Congreeatlonallsts. . 341 307 48.7IB
The largo Lutheran gain is largely due
to immigration , but in other respects the
gain is most marked in evangelistic and
bunday-Hchool work. The Methodist
church leads with a net gain of more
than 500,000 , while the Unitarian and
Universullst columns remain almost sta
tionary. The enormous growth of Meth
odism may > wcll attract the attention of
the student of ecclesiastical questions ,
since it is-miiinly due to tins energy of
that extremely lively member of the
Catholic church. Ono .hundred years
ago it had about 10,000 members in this
country ; now it has moro titan 1,500,000.
The growth of the Uoinati Catholic
church is still moro marvellous , for while
at the beginning of tl U century it could
not have numbered moro than 100,000 , it
has at present a numerical strcnth of
more than 7,000,000. Of eotirso this has
a sufficient explanation in the rapid in
crease of immigration , since there in no
evidence that it is making any remark
able gain among tlio Protestaut popula
tion , unless it be a slight one among the *
colored people of the south. Deducting
the Roman Catholic membership , we
have 13,018.1)77 ) , representing the present
strength of tlio Protestant church In the
United States. When wo romeraccr that
in many parts of our country the fundamental - *
mental work of building churches and ' . ?
establishing1 schools has had to bo done ii
during the last generation , we can bo
measurably satisfied with the progress
that has been made. ' , <
( ? An examination of the first table given 'j !
shows ono remarkable fact. Only ono
Protestant 'organization , the Unitarian.
has more minister.1 * than churches. In all
the others the lack of ministers is so'
great as to bo a signal of weakness ana
danger. The Methodist church alone hns
17,80 ! ) , and the Baptist church 10.r)8 ! ) )
loss ministers than churches , while in tha
whole body the discrepancy is 40,485.
The number of local preachers and lay
readers not counted is doubtless balanced
by the superannuated nnd worthless
ministers and those engaged in teaching
and other occupations , HO that tlicro
must bo a demand for some -10,000 min
isters to meet tliu present needs of the
American church. The legal , medical
and editorial profcsiions am over
crowded. but the ministry still allbrdsau
open Held for young men of ability and
learning. That this lack is only a tem
porary one is highly probable. 'Some of
the reasons which have Kept young men
from tlio ministry , a too rigid creed , unnecessary - '
necessary restriction and repression anil
insullicient pay , are rapidly disappear
ing. During the next generation it is
likely that no liohl of usefulness and
honor will bo moro fruitful or more
inviting than the Christian ministry.
The church has laid its foundations in
sacrilico and toil , und a noble edifice is to
bo built thereupon. The present rate of
progress will doubtless bo maintained.
Christianity is becoming more aggressive
and it is aUo acquiring greater spiritual
power. Whatever tliu Christian of to-day
may lack , ho is far more of a Christian
than ho was 100 j ears ago. Ho is moro
Intelligent , more liberal , moro active nt.q
more iieaiitifnl in character. Thorcfoio
upon foundations already laid , and with
increasing spirituality and acthity , It is
not iillu to expect the American church
to build even more rapidly and wisely.
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