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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : MONDAY , DECEMBER ! , 1800.
THIS LIFE SI1IPIY A TRUST In tbo End Mati Must Qlva the Accounting for It R.-LIGION SHOU.DBHEDED EVERY DAY Her. Mr. Ilntcli Hn > Uml ClirlnllmiHy .Shouldot Hi- Put tin MrrH - nn n Cnrinciit ( or Similar IVrnr. Nov. Frederick A. Hatch of Texas , who vi 111 occupy the pulpit of the Plymouth Con gregational church for several weeks and probably permanently , drew his lesaon at the Bundny morning service from Zccharlah's vision of the golden candlestick. The Jews paused dismayed before the prospect of rearing anew the temple , and the seven reve lations of Zccharlah came for their encour agement. Mr. Hatch described the limncnso labor necessary In restoring the edifice , the tnhk appearing more formidable than Us original const ruction. The promise of the angel to the ccr was that mountains should become plains , not by might , but by the spirit of the Lord , nnd that he who began the work should finish It. "Tho appeal for fnlth nnd courage , " said Mr. Hatch , "should bo heeded now aa scru pulously as In the day of the prophet. Just as the candlestick drew Its virtue from the olive tree , so must men seek their splrtual life from n higher source. 'Without me ye can do nothing , * said Christ , and yet many people In churches put on their religion as n garment mode for Sunday wear. They dlf- ferenilato Christianity from business life and fall to make their religion a week-day reality as the Jews did In the construction of the temple. There would bo a mighty revival In Omaha If business men who are church members would overcome their re luctance to mix rollglon with everyday af fairs. The devil never launched a greater heresy that that Sunday Is any different from other days. "Thcro Is a common error lhat religious life Is nn Investment In a paying enterprise and , that at the end each stockholder will be able ( o extract his reward from some heav enly grab-bag. If wo could only realize that this life was lent to us as a trust for which we must account there would bo far less dif ficulty In filling up our churches. There Is work to bo done , not spasmodically , but every day , for a Christian's llfo must burn llko a well filled lamp and not like heat lightning. " IHIEVITY OP CIIIUSTIAX CIIEEIJ. of ChrtntlnnUy Knocil on llollef In ChrlHt'n Divinity. nov. J. W. Ingram of Sacramento , Cnl. , a former pastor of the First Christian church , occupied the pulpit of lhal sancluary Sunday morning. He outlined In his ad dress Iho fundamental creed to which all Christians should adhere. "True fnlth in the gospel furnishes us our love for it. " said the speaker. "Everything hinges upon faith. The apostle says add all things to faith and then enumerate those most Im portant essentials to accompany faith. Build nil things upon fallh , we nro told , and be cause of HB prominence. In the gospel we are convinced of the exceeding Importance of faith. The Christian creed must be of such a nature as to control the very life which we live. No creed should satisfy the Christian except that which pulls Ihe soul In Iho direction of Qod. ' We want no faith which has not the Inspiration of love , for It Is only because of the presence of love In the soul thai we arc lifted into fellow ship of God. * "Intho now testament scriptures , in one of the four gospels and through the several letters , wrltlen' by' ' the apostles ( o * the , churches , we have a creed , every feature of which appeals to the affections of man , and tends to the development of happiness , char acter and finally assures life eternal. This creed is brief , but it is strong enough to support the entire world. There are three articles In this creed and the only requisite to their complete acceptance by the Chris tian is faith , such as I have shown to be so Important. "The first article of'the Christian creed io contained in the apostle's stalemenl to Christ , 'Thou art Jeeus. ' This presents the thought of our being saved by Christ Jesua as our. savior not only our savior In that to } saved us from past sins , but He is our savior today. The second -rtlcle Is , 'Thon art the Christ , the son of the living.God. ' The word Christ means anointed so that wo recognize Him as the anointed one , the high priest , the ruler. Wo love our rulers. Even In affairs of today wo love and respect our rulere. You may be a democrat , yet you will resent any Insult to the ruler of this nation , even though ho be of opposite po litical faith. The fact remains that he Is our president and as such we all love him. The Ihird nrllcle Is Iho one possessing the element of divinity , 'Thou arl the son of the living God. ' In this wo recognize the spiritual being of Christ nnd appreciate the divinity of His being. " OmiISTI.VMTY OX SOLID 11ASIS. Your After Year 1'oonle Arc Moro Mkc noil. The pulpit of the People's church was occupied Sunday morning and evening by Hov. D , N. Mclnturff , paslor of the People's church of Spokane , Wash. , who is bore as sisting Ilcv. Charles W. Savidgo in revival work , which will continue during the whole of this week. Rev. Mclnturff Is of Scotch descent , and although but 39 years of age , he Is known from const lo coasl as one of the mpat successful of the great revivalists of Iho'counlry. . Ho Is also something of n traveler , having spent several years In Japan and other countries of the Orlpnt. where ho paid special attention to the method of con ducting mission work abroad. Prior to beginning his morning sermon , nev , Mclnturff called the children up In front of the pulpit nnd talked to them In a mosl Interesting manner relative to their present and their future. Ho drew a beau tiful wocd plclure of Iho child that leads a Christian llfo and then compared this with the llfo of the child whose existence Is j steeped In sin. He urged the llttln folks to attend church nnd grow up to bo good men nnd women. In addressing thp congregation Ilev. Mc lnturff dwelt at some length upon the bible nnd Its teachings. It was compared with other books nnd the fart was pointed out that the bible may be read and read again , ( Look at yourself ! Is your face" covered with pimples ? Your skin rough and blotchy ? It's your liver ! Aycr's Pills are liver pills. They cure constipation , biliousness , and dyspepsia. 25c. All druggists. \\aut jrour inouiluclie or l > ettl beautiful lirown or rich Mark ? Then mo BUCKINGHAM'S ' DYE % . K. 9. H U A Co yc : It never grows stale , while people soon tlrp of the books of the most popular auth-rs. He maintained that there la nothing en ,1 more solid baeU than Christianity and nothing more satisfactory nnd enjoyable ( ban a Christian life. Every life thai Is nol given to Christ , the speaker declared , Is a failure. The preacher. In digressing from hli sub- Jcet , said that he has no usa for the church that docs not pay for Its fuel nnd lights nnd no use for the preacher who falls to pay h ! bills an they come due. Christ can take the vilest sinner and make him ns clean as though he never sinned and one beautiful thing -about this , eald the speaker , Is the fact that when one has encc been so clcansdd hp seldom cares to go back Inlo Ihe old life of wickedness , pre'crrlng to remain converted nnd a child of Go1. Speaking of Christ In the home , the speaker alluded to the fact there are tco many homes where God nnd love ore net the elements. Ho described an Ideal home es 0116 In which both husband and wife are Christiana nntl one where the courting does not cease ns soon ns the vows have beet pronounced and the wedding garments lalt aside , AIIOfT Tim MOiniOXS. Ilcv. Hrrrlnir DlNctiflicn MornionlNiii nttil UN ItclntloriN to Polygamy. In the third of his series of lectures on "Ancient Reformers and Modern Disturb ers" Rev. Hubert C. Herring Sunday night devoted his atlenllon to Hrlgham Young nnd Mormonlam. The Inclemency of Iho wcalher kepi many from ollendlng the lec ture , but those who occupied seats In the auditorium of Ihe First Congregational church were more than Interested In the In structive and entcrlalnlng address delivered by Mr. Herring. In part ho said- "Tho farcical aspect of Mormonlsm Ira- presses us. We think of Brlgham Young aa n much-married man , wo arc amused qt lhcr | belief Ihnt Iho Mormons are saints nnd all the rest of the world arc sinners. Ilut Mormonlsm Is not a farce , unless you call that a farce which has Its origination In lust and lies and Is accompanied by the broken hearts of women nnd the degrada tion of homes. In the states of Utah , Idaho , western Wyomlntr nnd Arizona , whern Mnr- monlsm flourishes , national authority Is sub ordinated to 'the authorlly of Ihe Mormon leaders. This state of affairs Is duo to the energy nnd ability of one man Joseph Smith who asserted himself to be the recipient of dlvlno revelations and had charge of Mormonism - monism from its origin. He was unscru pulous and daring enough for all purposes , bul lacked Inlellcclunl ablllly to carry his dwlgno to n successful end. Had no abler successor than himself followed him , Mor- monlgm would have become obscure. At his dealh Brlgham Young became Iho leader. He saw two things necessary to the growth and stability of Mormonlsm. One was lhal 11 should be Isolated nnd the other thai Us power would be mere marked by somolhlng now and peculiar. By Ihese melhods he secured a lease of llfo which could have been secured In no olher way. " The speaker compared the lives of Jcseph Smith and Brlgham Young. The former appropriated other men's wives and was murdered. Brigham Young did the same thing and was canonized. Joseph Smith appropriated everything else upon which he could lay his hands and was hounded from one end of tbe country to the pther. Brlgham Young did Ihe same thing , only on a moro exlenslve scale , and was urged lo take still more. This was the difference In the reception by the people of the rascality of two scoundrels. Dr. Herring spoke of the lack of sympathy , the cold-'blooded beartlcesness and the cruelty of Brlgham Youns : . "Who could have Imagined , " ho conllnued , "half a enlury ago when lhat body of irav- elcrs en roule lo Utah to establish Mor monlsm was encamped at Florence , just north of here , that today , as a result , Iho vlrtuo-lorlng people of America .should bo expending1 every effort In their opposition to ho Beating of a polygamous congressman from Utah ? Polygamy has been the life of Mormonlsm. " Dr. Herring 'dwelt at Homo length on the beliefs of present day Mormonlsm and as serted that pre-eminent was their faith In the divine approval of polygamy and while it is nominally suppressed at the present , still men who had more than one wife prior : o the suspension of polygamy continue lo live In polygamy and Ihe evil is likely to countenanced again by the leaders of Mormonlsm at any time. He denounced Ccm- gressman-elecl Roberts of Utah as an ui < - dUputed polygamlat , a fact which no at tempt at refutation has over been made. Tbe sealing of Roberts , he said , would be a blot upon the pages of American history. CIIUISTIAXITY IS XOT A THEORY. Ilcv. Million DrjrcH the Evcryilay UHC of Otir Ilelliclon. The pulpit of Iho Caslellar Slreet Presby terian church was occupied Sunday morning by Rev. Robert Llddell of Olrard , Kan. Rev. Llddell Is one of Ibe prominent speakers of lhal state and ho came here upon invitation of the church's supply committee , which Is anxious lo secilre a strong man as perma nent pastor , A large audience listened to the excellent sermon. Ho took the words "Jesus only , " from Matlhow xvll , 8 , for his text and showed Its practical application to everyday life. Ho said In part : "Lei your fallh bo slrong nnd your hopes brighten today because of the blessed as surance 'Lo , I am always with you. ' Though > our pathwjy be slrewn with difficulties and all the world seems to have gene from you , there Is comfort that God Is with you. Jesus Is not In Christianity as a the ory or a system of ethics , bul aa a llfo lo follow in our everyday occupnllons. So many of our business men are totally oblivious of the great question. Do you , remember that verso , 'What shall 11 profit a man If ha gain Ihe whole world and lose his own soul ? ' How can a business man forgel Ihose Iniportanl questions In his greed for gain , Jesus In everyday llfo Is the only hope of this world's salvation , of your salvation and yet the business men regard Christianity and Christ as something to be thought of on Sunday while they listen to a sermon , some thing Impractical In our working lives. These men' lives will go wrong until they put Christ In Ilia right place nnd use Him for their help and strength. Let us open our hearts to God nnd not keep Him as a the ory , " HEV. CHASE OX THE DEMT IIA11IT. Metlioillxt Divine. DcclnreH II Ilulii * More Lln Tliiiu Hum , The subject for the evening sermon nt Ihe Firm Methodist church Sunday was "Debt. " Rov. M , W , Chose , the pastor , preached , tak ing for his texl Ihe eighth verse of the thirteenth chapter of the Epletle to the Romans : " ,0wo no man anything. " In opening ho quoted the famous words of John Randolph before congress : "Mr. Pres ident : I have found the philosopher's stone It Is , pay as you go. " The speaker warned his listeners to avoid pecuniary ob ligations 06 they would pestilence and fam ine. He onld the debt habit waa often con tracted thoughtlessly and was the result of lack of business methods lee much gener- csliy , oxlravagance , and often was a trait handed down from parents to children. Ho advised living within one's means Many n man. was ruined through the debt habit , Gulliver was bound by Innumerable cords not thicker than n hair , but they held him effectually eo It was with debts , They wcro little things , but by and by a man found himself caught In the meshes of a strong net that he could not break. Debt lends to lying and la n great de moralizer of character. Debt ruins more llvot ) than rum. Many honest men are un able to pay their debts they should have our sympathy , ngt our censure bul the man who can and will not pay his debts should bo dlsjilsed. financial debts , there are many others we om-c , for Instanceto the govern ment and lo our neighbor * . Christian people owe the world n life of cheerfulness , A long- faced Christian coming In contrast with a cheerful dinner always gets the worst by cimpurlson. The world lacks charity , but , the tendency of modern times Is toward fra- I tcrnlty. Christian people especially should | live unselfish lives. i The musical part of the service was espc- | clnlly good. Director Kelly played as a prel ude "Pilgrims' Chorus , " by Wagner , with exquisite delicacy nnd good taste , and the choir tang "Tho Strain Upflse. " by Dud ley Buck , very effectively. The offertory eolo was on the organ nnd the selection was "Andanlo Uellgloso , " by Thcme-Gullmnnl. At Ihe morning service Miss Frances Davis , a new contralto nnd a pupil of Mr. Kelly's , made n decidedly good Impression In "Re turn , 0 God of Hosts , " from Handel's "Samson. " IIRI MVri3 WITH SI'HIITI'AMTV. r DlnootirNC of Hov. Aniler- HOII nt Calvary llntttlnl Church. At Calvary Baptist church , Sunday morn ing , Rov. Thomas Anderson conducted the cervices , speaking from Luke , xxli , 43 : "And there appeared an nngcl unto Him from heaven , strengthening Him. " Nowhere Is there any Indication of the Identity of tbe angel that thus appeared to Christ In the hour of His agony In Gcthscmnnc , bul It was the sort of an angel that Is calculated to comfort one in sere trial nnd strengthen his spirit. There Is something moro than poetic fancy In the teaching that angels hover around us In hours of trouble or exaltation and In Iho hour of our Gcthsemane wo would discover them If wo would but look upward. Such was tlio thought of Rev , Anderson's discourse , which was replete with eplrltu- ollly. A True Krlcnit. A friend in need Is a friend Indeed. That Is exactly whal Chamberlain's Cough Rem edy Is. It Is the mother's help when she Is suddenly awakened In Iho night by the ominous husky cough and labored breathing of her babe. It Is the safe resort of the youth or adult when he has "caught cold" and there Is coughing nnd Irritation of the mucous membrane of the Ihroal. It allays the Irritation and cures the cold. DOB The Al G. Field minstrels , a combination of meritorious mlrthmakers , came to Boyd's last night for a brief stand of two perform ances. In addition to the regular program Iho entertainment varied from minstrelsy , pure and simple , in the introduclfon of ape- claHles , all of which were excellent. Ever- harl , a German Juggler , accomplished ap- parcnlly Impossible feats with a collection of hoops which went through all corts of acrobatic performances nl his bidding. Hli manipulation of balls was equally clever and hlo work was gratefully free from mis calculations. The Faust family Is a collodion of mar vels , ranging from babyhood to maturlly. The most itffantlle member found the most favor with Ihe crowd , handling Us supple lllllo body wilh remarkable ease and grace n dangerous aerial positions. The program opened with the rendlllon of "A Night In the Park , " of which the selling was brllllanl and artistic. Solos were Inlroduced and an endless collecllon of lokes of a new variety were indulged in. Reese Presser , in nn excepllonally flno lenor , sang "Ono Llllle Word" and "Be cause. " The olhor singing nrllsts were John C. Dickens , Harry Shunk and Harry Sheldon. Hyde nnd Falrman , "two swell coons , " did a clever dancing act , assisted by "an eccentric nig , " Doc Qulgley. Al O. Field's inimitable absurdities were In the \ctlon without cessation wilh a climax in ; h < 3 final scene , when the "nondescript trio" rnado n distinct sensation. Dan Qulnlan , allied as the Chesterfield of modern min strelsy , made a graceful master of cere monies. The special dancing feature was in the hande of Welby , Keys and Maator Car roll , who did some exceedingly rapid fool- work. The lalter , another of the clover children In the cast , showed an especially nimble pair of heels. Vn < lcrlIIc Regular weekly chance of bill nt the Crelghton-Orpheum theater , Sunday aft ernoon and evening. THE BILL. Walton's Gymnastic Monkeys and Mile. Erna's Trick Canines Hagihara's Japanese Family Acrobats , Balancers and Jugglers Whitney 'Brothers ' iMusIcnl Artists Genaro nnd Theol Equilibrists Laura Burt Jtonologlst Thorno and Carlton The Subslltule The palrons of vaudeville are offered at the Orpheum Ihla week a minlalure circus hat opens their eyes in wonderment and a sideshow thai creates an uproar ot laughter nnd applause. In the circus there are per forming dogs and monkeys , acrobats , Japa nese balancers , jugglers and contortionists , while the sideshow Is made up of comedians and novelty musical artists. Sunday they performed In one ring , so to speak , before the usual large audience that always fills every available seat In tbe theater on that day. day.The The features of this week's program ore the performing monkeys and the Jnpanepo family of performers. The monkeys do not perform any great number of feats , but what they do Is really wonderful. One of ' them Imitates a trapose performer In a most human manner , banging from the crciisbar of the trnpese head downward and leaping from one swinging trapese to an other. Others of the monkeys turn somer saults and do other Interesting things. Tha Japanese troupe , consisting of a man and two children , do some remarkably clever balancing , juggling nnd contortion work. The Whitney brothers offer a musical turn that Is n distinct novelty. They play on a varied lot of Instruments , some of them made of books , others of pieces of furni ture nnd stair steps , Tbo music they make Is both harmonious and pleasing. Mile , Emu's performing dogs do some tricks out of the ordinary , Genaro nnd Theol do some equillbrUtlc work that Is not commonly scon. Laura Burl's monologue specialty [ e full of entertainment , nnd In their comedy entitled "The Substitute , " Thorne and Carlton pro- voice nn abundance of laughter and applause. MAY CALL THEM ALL OUT L'nlnii I'nclllu Ilollri-iiinkrrii * Trouble ill Clipyrnnc I'roinlNoN , Cirn- i-rnl Ktrlltc. John McN'elll of Kansaa City , grand pres ident of tbe Boilermakers' union , Is In the clly. He mel with Ihe local union yesler- day afternoon at Labor temple and lalkod over the troubles of tbe Union Pacific boll- ermakers at Cheyenne , who have been out on a strike for some weeks. It appears thai when tills strike occurred It did not have the sanction of the authorities of the union , as It was precipitated before the cor respondence In reference thereto had reached headquarters. Afterwards , however , thu national officials appear to have sustained Cue action of the Cheyenne strikers and Mr- McN'elll Is now here to try to adjust the trouble. Ho will seelcun Interview wilh the Union 1'aclflc ofllcjala while In Omaha and during the week will take a trip over the Union Pacific system , He said yesterday that unless an adjustment of the trouble la reached all the bollermakern along the line of thai system will be called out , The Omaha union numbeie about thirty mem bers , ' TALKS FOR SANTIAGO HEROES Sjcretary Long Rtrainds Congress that They Should Be Rtwarded , THEIR BRAVERY DECIDED THWAR \cciU of die Navy St 1'orlli In ( lu > Anntinl Ilciiorl .NoirVnr VoxNcln tn lip llulll. WASHINOTON , Dec. 3-The annual report - port of the secretary of the navy , Just made public. Is a document of unusual In terest , dealing not only with the work of the army during the laat year and Impor tant recommendations for the future , but also discussing the more- Important ques- tlons relating to the navy , Including the authorization of eighteen now war ships , the Imperative need of special legislation at an early day by congress for armor of ' the beet quality that can bo obtained and the proposition that the thanks of con gress bo given to the commander In chief of the North 'Atlantic ' squadron nnd to the officers and. men under his command , par ticularly .those who took part In the naval operations nt Santiago. These larger Items of nho report receive extended attention at the hands of Secretary Long , As to the increase of the navy he says : "Tho number of large , swift and pow erful armored cruisers of great coal endu rance In our navy Is largely disproportionate < o the rest of the naval establishment. The experience of the last year has also shown the need of several smaller vessels , usually classed as gunboats. Jt Is therefore recom mended that congress l > e requested to nit- thorlzo the building of 'the ' follow Ing ves sels : "Three armored cruisers of about 13,000 tons trial displacement , of a maximum draft at deep load not to exceed twenty-six feet , carrying the heaviest armor and most pow erful ordnance for vessels of their class , to bo sheathed and coppered and to have the highest practicable speed and creat ra dius of action. "Second , twelve gunboats of about 800 tons trial displacement , to be sheathed and cop pered. "And , third , as recommended a year ago , three protected cruisers of about 8,000 Ions trial displacement , carrying the most pow erful ordnance for vesscls of this class , to bo sheathed and coppered and to have the highest practicable speed and great radius of action. " The secretory adds in this connection that the 8,000-ton protected cruisers are consid ered bolter adapitoj to the present needs of the navy than the 6,000-ton ships recom mended last year. Ho also asks that If bids cannot bo obtained new authority bo given to build them at the United States navy yards. Would Howard SnntliiKO Ilcrocn. The secretary's reference and recommen dation as to those who took part In the op erations at Santiago are as follows : "While those engaged In the battle of Ma nila have been deservedly rewarded and no men ever deserved toward more richly those who took part In the operations at Santiago , displaying the same conspicuous conduct and extraordinary heroism , have re ceived no recognition whatever for their great service except tbo recommendations for promotion by the president which have lapsed , not having been acted upon by the senate. The department believes It due to these gallant men to suggest to you that their services be recognized and equal jus tice done them , and that Injiccordance wlth , the statute in such" cases made and provided you , that the votes of congrisg be given to the commander cf the North Atlantic squad ron and to the officers and men under his command , as they were given In the case of the commander-ln-chlef and officers and men of the Asiatic squadron. "The North Atlantic squadron was charged with great and exacting duties , Including j the blockading of Cuba and the pursuit , blockade and capture or destruction of tbe Spanish squadron under Admiral Ccrvera , all of which it discharged with signal efficiency. It was a campaign of great scope and enormous responsibilities , and was brought to a successful and glorious con summation , wlilch terminated the war by the destruction of the Spanish power. It was marked by unsurpassed precision , bril liancy and vigor. That the men who by such achievements have earned their coun try's gratitude have received no reward from Its government Is an omission which It cannot bo doubted will be cordially and gen erously repaired. "If reward by the present system of pro motion Is abandoned , the department renews Its suggestion embodied In senate bill 5505 , Introduced at the laat session of congress , which provides for merits of three classes one for conspicuous conduct In war , one lor extraordinary heroism and one for general meritorious eervlcc the first to carry with It a percentage of Increase of pay , baaed upon the rank of the recipient and calculated to take the place of an Increase which would bo the result of promotion were that form lot reward continued. A medal , worn during life nnd transmitted for on Inheritance , will be far more gratefully received by a dc- rervlng officer than a promotion In rank nt the expense of a comrade. " After pointing out the features of making armor and Its adoption by leading maritime nations except the United States , the secre tary says : Armor that In Neeileil. "It is urgently recommended that tbe conpreto nt Its next session enact such spe cial legislation by Joint resolution or other wise as may be necessary to enable the de partment to make contracts early In the coming year for 7,358 tons of armor of the best quality that can bo obtained In Uils country for the Maine , Ohio and Missouri , nnd that tbe provision of the act of March 3 , 1899 , limiting the price of armor lo $300 per ton , nnd the reservation preventing the vessels therein authorized from being con tracted for until the armor therefor Is con-1 tracted for , be set over. Whatever may be the future action of congress regarding the establishment of n government armor factory , It can hardly affect the supply of armor for the Maine , Ohio and Missouri , as It will under any circumstances be Imprac ticable to obtain it from such a source In reasonable time to complete the veajela above referred to. " Secretary Long refers to the return of Admiral Dewcy and his enthusiastic welcome from the whole country. After speaking of the Now York reception nnd the sword presentation In Washington , the secretary sums up by saying It was the nation's tribute. Among the many other toplca treated Is that of fotitorlng the naval reserve , the con solidation of the naval bureaus of construc tion , engineering and equipment In the In terest of more harmonious action and the construction of barracks for enlisted men. Ho says the survey of the transpacific cable route Indicates that It will be entirely practicable. It Is intended ako to survey a cable route from Guam to Yokohama. It la proposed to supply all new ships with srnokclefs powder. The 12-Inch gun lias been so greatly developed that It has been designated as the heaviest gun for the latest battleships , Instead cf the 13-Inch gun. . \rlllli-r ) limn KlIlN Illnmeir , SAN KRANCISCO. Dec 3.-U D. Merrill , a private In Uattery D , Third artillery , committed suicide loday by ihooting him- elt through the head. Merrill enlisted last April In Indianapolis. CITIZENS OBJECT TO SALOON i lloinoiiMrntnrII1 KtHli-nt < > r to I're- | * MH Ninniicc of Miiuiir on IPH * riiworfli Street. About 100 citlrons of the southwest part of the city gathered at Hie Westminster I'tesbylcrian church yesterday nftcrncon to consider what notion might be taken to pre vent the continuance of the saloon nt 2703 Lcnvcmvorth street. A petition for liquor license tins been filed with the license board by the Met * tlrcwlng company. Arthur Chase presided and brief remarks were made by n number of those present. It was rolntcd out that the location was within n few doors of a Swedish church nnd almost directly across the street from a Catholic school and church. The general sentiment of the neigh borhood was also snld to be opposed to the saloon. A protest signed by several hundred prop erty owners has already been filed with the license board and action will bo taken to secure for It favorable consideration. In addition to'the points mentioned the protest 1 ' alleges that the place has been operated In ! violation of law. The license Is snld to have been originally secured by the slgtn- lures of property owners In remote parts of the ward and In spite of the objections of those In the vicinity of the location. The mass meeting Determined to be rcproscn'cd at the next board .mooting by a committee which should eet forth the remonstrators' side of the case. The committee will be ap pointed by Mr. Chase. VntMl by UrltlnU Solillorn In Africa. Captain C. G. Dcnnlson Is well known nil over Africa as commander of the forces that captured the famous rebel Qallshc. Under daato of November , 1897 , from Vryburg , Dcchuanaland , ho writes ; "Before starting on the last campaign I bought n quantity of Chamberlain's Colic , Cholera and Diarrhoea Jleruedy , which I used myself when troubled with bowel complaint , nnd had given to my men , and In every case It proved most bene ficial. " JIM IVAHD.VKU UK IDAHO. Mix Iteimirkiililo Inek nml ( ho Story of mi IntcrcNtlnv Telctrrnin. "Jim Wardner of Idaho and all over , " said n westerner to a Now York Sun man , "ought to be somewhere In Now York City nt this very minute , for I heard ho had left for the east on a prospecting trip , Just before I got down from Skagway. Wardner Is a genius that cannot bo downed , and besides having one town named for him In Idaho and an other In British Kootcnal , he has made anJ lost four fortunes In mines and Is now' starting In on his fifth. < At least , his fourt > is KOIIO and ho only makca a fortune when 10 happens to be out of one. Ills last venture was big , but It went wrong. He had two steamboats on the Kootcnal , and started the town of Wardner , which went with a boom , ind Jim started to win a million. "There was a rival town across the rlvor , but they had to depend on Jlm'e steamboats for their stuff , and naturally , under the cir cumstances , Wardnur had the bulge on Stcclton , the name of the other town. One day , when everything was'coming Jim's way , both of his boats went on the rocks ind sunk and Jim wasn't yet In a fix to re place them. In other words , It busted him , and ho got out of It the best ho could , which was to go to Toronto and trade hie tawn- slto for a stock of goods. These , to the extent - tent of 110,000 , he carried up to Lake Den nett and started with it down the river for j Dawson. Evidently Jim's luck wasn't on the water , for his boatload of stuff was wrecked and he only saved enough out of it to bring him In $9,000 , when. If he bad had luck , his $40,000 would easily have been sold for $400,000 at the usual Dawson profit. That sort of thins would have knocked out most men , but Wordnerwcnt , , right on , and now I understand he has got something : to present to the notice of New Yorkers better than anything he ever struck , "Ills 'black cat farm' was one of the things that gave htm a reputation for wealth. This was a farm on an Island in Puget sound , where he raised , according to his representations to an eastern journal- 11st , such vast numbers of black cats that their fur brought him in a fabulous revenue. Of course , It was a fabric of the fancy , but the story was told everywhere , and Ward- ner's black cat farm was one of the features of the coast on paper , at least. "Another story Is told on him of a time when ho was between fortunes nnd wanted to get to New York for a grub-stake. Ho was at Vancouver , and as ho couldn't swim , nothing was loft htm but to go on land , so ho struck the Canadian Pacific railroad. Ho stated his case to the agent and asked him to telegraph Mr. Shaughnessy , the gen eral passenger agent at Montreal , to the effect that Mr. Wardner was at Vancouver and unless he got transportation he would have to walk. The obliging agent Bent the message and asked , 'Shall I Issue the transportation ? ' Later the agent received a reply : 'Don't let Mr. Wardnor walk , ' and that same night Mr. Wardner was fly ing eastward on a Canadian Pacific train. Arriving at Montreal , Wardner went to Shaughnessy to extend his thanks , and when the general passenger agent saw him he threw up both hnndj. " 'How did you get hero so soon ? ' ho asked. " 'Over the Canadian Pacific , of course , ' responded Wardner. " 'But how ? Didn't the agent get my telegram ? ' " 'Yes , and It said : Don't let Mr. Ward ner walk , nnd I didn't , ' smiled Jim. " 'Great Scott ! ' exclaimed Shaughnessy , 'that teleKranh onerator left out a norlod. The telegram should have read : 'Don't. Let Wardner walk. ' "Then Wardner gave Shaughnessy the ha ha , and Sbaughnessy gave Wardner a dinner and Wardner didn't have to walls on to New York , either. He's a great chap , Is Jim Wardner , nnd he'll bo on top again by and by , see if bo Isn't. " OFK TO 'HI 13 FHONT. Hoiv ( lie Jlot'rH ' ( Jive Up Kverytliliiu for ( lie UefeiiMC of Their , Illilitfi , The following IB a translation from a letter , written from Johannesburg , dated October 1 , published In the London Chron icle ; On Wednesday Mauser rifles were dls- tilbutcd over the whole country to the "burghers" and 1o those "outlandere" who voluntarily enrolled themselves , upon which a general "commandeering" ( calling up ) fol lowed. There was a tremendous panic in the town , for It Is not HO very tranquillzlng to see every other man with n rifle on his shoulder. All chops were subsequently closed nnd nailed up with Iron and wood. The horses , asses and mules were taken from the carriages In the streets to bo used by the IrcoptOn Friday , only from here , nix tiains with troops left for Volksrust. I do not think there la another country In the whole world whcro anything of the kind la possibleIn twenty-four hours the "burgh- era" armed , called up and transported ! My landlord , I ) . , has left all in hie house as It was , only asking me to look a bit after his things , and has left also. It IH a very Interesting eight at the sta tion , and I have admired the African wives and girls for their admirable attitude. No TOR IA Per Infants and Children , I no Klnri You Have Always Bought Signature of Most people appreciate a good thing at a fair price , ' but some few will have only the things that cost the most money. The " Ivory " is the favorite soap of most people. Some few want the high-priced toilet soaps and think they must be better because they cost more. No soap is more carefully made , or is made of better materials , than Ivory Soap. IVORY SOAP IS 99V4 PER CENT. PURE. . . . . , , kj T rnevt * QtaMi o. CU.lu.il. weeping or crying ; nothing of that. "Do your duty , " then a kiss , a sbakchands , and the train wont off with husbands , brothers , I fathers , poseibly not to return ncaln. ; Those left behind flourished still a long lime with hats , etc. , after the train , above which the four colors of the flag unfolded themselves. Touching scenes teak place. There was old Fcrrelra with his five eons , for Instance , he himself n Boer of the old "Irekkcrs" typo , and his sons , all six feet odd. An old Boer finds his son of 15 years or thereabouts has stolen away and has asked for n rifle from the "veldkornct" to Join the troops. The old man In the end approves his son's desire. "Behave as a man , " Is his word of leave. Old and young , rich nnd poor , without demurring , without discour agement , all have flocked togolher nt the first summons , leaving all behind , because the counlry Is In want of them. No glit tering of epaulettes or buttons , no music , no bombast or boasting ; only calmness and seriousness In those ref lute , tawny beads ! England will never win ! I was with an old German lady , whose heart , so suscepllblc to the love of the native country , grew too big. She could not help going along all the wagons to press the rough fists. "Will you all come back ? " "Missus. " Is Iho reply , "wo cannot positively promise you this , but wo shall nevertheless try. " It Is also a very pathellc sight to see bow great the love for their native country IB with the Boers. Four hundred were called up In Quarter 2 , Krugcrsdorp district , and 670 presented themselves. The commander Irled to Vefuso those 270 , but there wae no qucstlcc of that. In Maranburg 150 were summoned and 800 appeared. Everybody Joins. All , from the highest to the lowest rank , are ready and full of enthusiasm and reliance In Iho Lord. Yesterday a clergy man asked mo whether bo could not get a place to preach to the Boers ( the trains with troops were ready to etart , because the Nntnl line was blocked up. I gave him Iho shed and lislrncd to the preaching. In very good Dutch ho stirred the hearts of those sturdy Boers , their wives and children , and a general sobbing was the consequence. TWENTY-SEVEN' CISXTS A DAY. MIUIJ- Men MnnnRC to Live Well on that Amount. j "Oh , yes , there are plenty of fellows In this city who live well on 27 cenls a day , " said a dining room owner lo a Washington Star reporter. The lunch man has been In Iho business for years and knows what he Is saying. "I'll tell you how Ihey do It : They get up In Iho morning and wilh 6 cents go to a 3-cent lunch room. There they procure a cup of coffee nnd a sandwich , each costing 3 cents , or something of that sort. This Is sufficient for them. At lunch time they visit the 3-cent places again and with a piece of pie and a glass of milk are contented until dinner. That is n total of 12 cents. At din ner they go to the regular lunch or dining rooms and eat themselves happy on 15 cents. At n number of regular dining rooms In the city a dinner can bo bought for 15 cents , and will be a good one , too. It will consist of a soup nnd bread , one moat nnd one entree , two vegetables , n piece of pie or other dessert nnd a cup of tea or coffee. But where thcso sharpers do the lunch room proprietors Is In another way. They have become so expert at the business that they know when each dining room Is to have a certain dish for dinner , and , therefore , they have their pick of meats and other things , I remember that I us oil to serve chicken on a certain day. I soon found that UiM < i fellows wore getting the best of me. All oi them would visit me on 'chicken day' nml with their 15 cents would got a good dinner. The next day they would disappear and would show up at the dining rooms of some other man. Of cnurso I couldn't stand the expense of this kind of business nnd I dis arranged the entire program of the younj ; follows by not having any regular bill of faro for every day In the week , as most dlnlne roomti have. I lest some of thlo trade , but In doing so I think I made money. These 27-cent fellows cSi scent Ice cream for days ahead and will bo on hand. They are never suspected of their shrewd ways , because most of them drr well nnd hold good posi tions. For all I know they may do this to save money. I expect , however , that they simply save to spend In dross and In maklns nn appearance in other ways where their style will show to advantage. " The Itcnnon for It. Ho had come into the olllce to secure a frame license , relates the Detroit Free Pres . Before making application ho did considerable blowing about what luck ho had always had and how much greater It was to be this season. Briefly , he made the clerk tired. He was asked the usual questions when ho applied for the license. 'What's your name ? " 'How old are you ? " 'Whnt'a your mother's maiden name ? " 'What's your father's name ? " 'Where do you live ? " 'Say , look here , " said the hunter bold , "what's all this nonsense for. anyway ; What difference docs II make whore I live and all that ? " "Just to assist the coroner In dlmoBlnff of the remains when returned " you are , re plied the clerk without lookingup. . And three or four in Ihe room , with great unklndnoss , laughed harshly. Cnrc for Couirli , "Mr. Dooley" advises , in the Ixidles' Homo Journal , those doctoring a man wills "col1 on the chlst" to "t'et Casey's mlxlura f'r man an' balst , put him In bed , slap a muslhard plnslher on him that'll keep his mind employed , an' lave thlm fight 11 out. May th' bent man win. If Iho pnllent's alive in th' mornln' he'll not have stren'lh lo cough. " Prescriptions Wont stand anysutatl. tutln/r nor will you talco your proscriptions whore substituting Is al lowed K you know It Wo plnoe behind our clerks ODO ot the mnet complete stocks of notta fronh Drugs in the West and no matter what the prescriptions , brioff it to us ami wo will 011 it properly at a vcrj reasonable cost. THE A10E & PENFOLD CO. , Lnre at natall Drnir Honne. 1408 Farnnm. OMAHA. OPPOSITE PAXTON HOTEL if You Have Cold Feet- Take a look In our cast window aniJ see that now $3.00 nhoc for the men folks Made of real box calf , with heavy kangaroo topfi , that gives a line ( it around the ankles , the solid Holes , all of three-quarters of an Inch thick , made of the very best oak sole leather. There never has been a shoe nmde tliat could equal this shoe for 5.00. Bring In your tickets and make your selection from our new Imported China pieces , the finest lot we have ever shown. Drexel Shoe Co. , Onaba' Up-to-date Bh BaWM * U10 FARNAll STREET. The Framing of Pictures Has become an art with us-thore are two ways of framing one Is the right way , the other Is the wrong way We have framed BO many that we know only the right way Then we give you the largest assortment of mouldings to select from you ever saw lu your life Ulght up to date , too Nothing adds so much to a room as a picture well framed We Invite visitors to our art department. A. HOSPE , Music and Art , 1513 Douglas ,