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NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1893.
Moved to Foley's Old Stand.
The Nicest Stock of the Season
Is here, is unpacked, is marked low, and is ready for
Anyone who Likes a Good Thing.
We are simply asking for business that
will save buyers money.
Our Wonderful Spring Stock
will make friends, outshine rivals, win victories,'
and sell itself on, its merits every time.
Men's and Boys' Clothing,
Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,
Gents5 Furnishing Goods.
Marvels of Popularity in Seasonable Styles
and Fair Figures.
THE MODEL CLOTHING HOUSE
Foley's Old Stand,
North Platte National Bank,
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
3?aid up Capital.
W W BIROE,
C. T. IDDINGS,
A." T, 8TREITZ,
O. SI. CARTES,
M. C. LINDSAY,
D. W. BAKER.
A. D. BUCK WORTH-
All business intrusted to us handled promptly, carefully, and at lowest rates.
C. F, IDDINGS,
Order by telephone from Newton's Book Stor
Dr. N. McOABE, Prop. J. BUSH, Manager.
NORTH PLATTE PHARMACY,
Successor to J. Q. Thacker.
WE AIM TO HANDLE THE BEST GRADE OF GOODS,
BELL THEM AT REASONABLE PRICES, AND WARRANT
EVERYTHING AS REPRESENTED.
orders from the country and along the line of the Union
Pacific Railway Solicited.
J. BROEKE R,
LARGE STOCK OF PIECE GOODS,
embracing all the new designs, kept on hand and made to order.
' PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED.
PRICES LOWER THAN EVER BEFORE
Spruce Street, between Fifth and Sixth.
THE CASINO BILLTAED HILL,
J. E. GRACE, Proprietor.
SUPERIOR BILLIARD and POOL TABLES.
Opening Session of the National
League Convention at Louisville.
WEAVER AS A PROPHET
Xfca Populist National Leader Predict
Split the Money Issae West and
South AgaJast Wall jstreot and
Louisville, May 9. Tbo opening ses
sion of the annual convention of the Na
tional League of Republican Clubs, set
for tomorrow night, took place today.
At least two-thirds of the 1,000 accred
ited representatives of the various states
had put in an appearance this morning,
and the afternoon trains brought in the
remaining delegates. The delegates are
strongly opposed to the introduction of
any discordant elements in the conven
tion. They believe that the platform of
the party adopted at Minneapolis is as
pregnant with issues today as it was a
year ago, and that, its defeat to the con
trary notwithstanding, it needs neither
reconstruction nor strengthening.
Aianyot4tne national delegates were
present as guests this morning at the
opening session of the state convention
of Republican Leagne clubs of Ken
tucky. Hon. J. .Crawford of Newport
presided. The canvass for the principal
officers of the national league is grow
ing warm. The Ohio delegation is mak
ing a strong fight for the selection as
president of W. J. Squire of Toledo,
while the Hlinoh boys are as deter
mined for the success of W. W. Tracv
of Springfield. After addresses the con
vention took a recess.
Mrs. J. mien Foster of Iowa will be
here daring the convention. Mm. Fos
ter is the president of the National
Women's Republican association, and
Bhe expects to meet 100 representatives
of that body here. Mrs. Foster and Mrs.
Lease are bitter opponents and the
former's entire efforts are at present
directed to defeat the plans of the latter
to organize the women of Kansas and
Iowa into an adjunct of the Farmers1
Weaver as a Prophet.
Topeka, May 9. General J. B.
Weaver of Iowa wa3 in the city a few
hours. He had been out west as far as
Nevada, and he stopped off to pay his
respects to Governor Lewellinpr. The
visit is said to have had no political sig
nificance, although politics was dis
cussed. General Weaver is confident
that the gieat reorganization of parties
and distinction of party lines will come
to pass before the next presidential elec
tion and that the issue which will di
vide the people into two great opposing
parties will be the silver question the
west and south against Wall street and
the northeast The people, he said; had
lost confidence in the two old parties,
and would now break away from former
parties and unite on the money question.
Whether the expected reorganization
wonld be so far perfected in time to
give the new party the presidency in
I860, he. was in doubt, but he expressed
the greatest confidence that it wonld be
In fnll control of the government on the
tth day of March, 1P01.
ANDREW CARNEGIE'S PLANS.
Sioux Falls, May 9. The interstate
commerce commission is holding a SOS"
eion here on the suit of E. A. Daniels, a
, local merchant, against the Great North
ern and Sioux City and Northern rail
roads for charzinz 8 per cent more foi
j freight from Duluth to Sioux Falls than
' to Sioux City, although the distance is
70 miles less.; and another suit against
the Rock Island, Burling&n, Cedat
Rapids and Northern, and the Sioux
City and Northern, for charging 8 pei
cent more freight from Chicago to Sioux
Falls than to Sioux City, although the
distance is 60 miles less. This is a con
tinuation of the old contest between
Sioux Falls and Sioux City for the
placing of Missouri river rates.
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THE IMPEACHMENT JRIAI
A BRILLIANT SPECTACLE
Magnificent Electric Light Display
at the Fair.
FIRST OPEN EVENING
laation of the Great WLIte BulM
Jackkon Park Thoasaads
Kajejr the Qrnnd Scene Made
Expert Testimony Shows the Ansonat
Alleged to nave Been Pat la ttie
Cell Xlouse Wti Exorbitant.
Lincoln, May 9. At an early hour
this morning the attorneys representing
the managers of the impeachment, .to
gether with Attorney General Summers
appeared before the supreme court com
mission, when for an hour the legality
of the legislative appropriation of the
$15,000 was argued pro and con, both
sides citing law to support the position
which they had taken. Completing
this work, the legal representatives re
paired to ihe court room where thg"
trial or tue impeachment case was re
The first witness examined was K C.
Rewick, a Lincoln attorney, who' a$
early as the fall of 18S1 discovered ir
regularities in the management ot the
asylum. He called this to the attention
cf the board of public lands, and build
ings, but nothing wns done by the mem
bers of that body to correct or stop the
Several architects testified that they
had made estimates on the cost of.the
cell house. Figuring free labor, the
building in its present condition should
not have cost more than $3 1 ,000.
" With reference to the asylum .coal
matter, a freight clerk from the Burling
ton offices appeared with . a large num
ber or way bills, showing the record ot
coal-delivered. The production of these
documents has taken considerable anx
iety from the minds of the attorneys
for the managers, as it places them in a
position where they can prove the con
tents of the books which were spirited
away from the Burlington offices.
LIZZIE BORDEN ARRAIGNED.
Woeld's FAm Grounds, Chicago
May 9. The climax in electricity"a up
ward march through the nineteenth cen
tury was reached Monday night when
the World's fair buildings and grounds
were illuminated in honor of the first
"open evening" of the exposition. The
whiteness of the buildings, gave added
luster to the rays from the million and
more lights ia the grand plaza, while
the golden statues of "The Republic,
and "Diana," upon which the light f.om
the west end of Administration plaza
poured in blindirg showers, sent back a
happy response, which blended harmoni
ously with the whole. The different
buildings were illuminated to a certain
extent, but the Administration building
and the Peristyle in the east held multi
tudes spellbound and easily carried off
the honors of the night.
-The crowd began to arrive earlv, all
the rail and steamer routes bringing im
mense numbers. By the time darkness
had settled over the Whito City fully
20,000 people were on the scene, this be
ing augmented later by probably 5,000.
Administration building was the first to
be electrified and its beautiful exterior.
from base to tip of dome, was gilded
with rows of incandescent licrhts. At
the base of it dome, M blazing torches
on bronzed stands were arranged equi
distant around its circumference, adding
much to its splendid appearance. The
He Will Found Another Library ami lie-
dace Wages Jt Duqnesnp.
Pittsburg, May 9. Immediately fol
lowing the announcement that Andrew
Carnegie will build a $'Jo,000 free li
brary at Braddock, comes the statement
that the employes of the Duquesne mill
will be compelled to work at a reduction .
In wages of 20 per cent. The Duquesne
plant has been closed for a month, un
dergoing extensive repairs, and will re
sume operations. The improvements
made dispense with the services of sev
eral hundred men. A strike has oc
curred at this mill every spring since it
was erected five years ago. The un
settled condition of labor and the defeat
at Homestead may prevent a strike this
The Gold Sitnntiott.
Washington. Mav 9. The gold sit
uation remains about the same and
gives little or no concern to the officials
of the treasury department. They
feel absolute confidence in the
ability of the administration to handle
the question without alarm to the
country or detriment to the public credit
of the United States. Secretary Carlisle
is quoted as saying that the situation is
entirely satisfactory, and that he had
assurances that the iNew xoric oanirs
would aid the department if necessary.
but he did not believe such action would
Lieutenant Plumracr Reported Killed.
Denver. Mav 9. A teletrram from
Durango, Colo., says: It is reported
that Lieutenant Plummer, agent for the
Navajos, was killed while trying to ar
rest Costiano. A friendly .Navajo says
it is probably true as the Indians would
kill him if he attempted to Arrest
Costiano. Trouble is expected if the re
port is true.
Hardware Company llurned Oat.
Buffalo, N. Y., May v. Fire de
stroyed the extensive works of the Sho-
hard Hardware company on West
Forest avenue. Loss about $200,000-
nearly fully insured.
To Extend Cordage Credit.
New York, May 9. The bankers
who advanced money to the Cordage
people have decided to extend the com-
pany's line of credit.
Wealthy Farmers Indicted.
Fairburt, Ills., May 9. Several
wealthy farmers near here have been in
dieted for trying to cheat the assessor.
Killed While Resisting; Arrest.
Ash Grove, Mo., May 9. Constable
Cowlfield shot and killed William King
while resisting arrest
Earthquake Ia h'outh Dakota.
Howard, S. D., May A distinct
shock of earthquake was felt here at
5 a. m.
She Plead XCot Guilty to Each
Kcw Bedford, Mass., May 9. Lizzie
Andrew Borden, who ha3 been au in
mate of Taunton jail ever since August
last, under indictment for the murder,
on Aug. 4, in Fall River, of her father,
Andrew Jackson Borden, and her step
mother, Abbie Durfee Borden, was ar
raigned in the superior court of this
city. Wben tho ripple of excitement
which marked her entrance into the
court had subsided the district attorney
moved that Miss Borden be arraigned
and the clerk of the court read slowly
and solemnly the three indictments of
two counts each. Two of them charged
her with the mnrder of Andrew J. Bor
den and Abbie Durfee Borden, separ
ately, and the third charged her with
the murder of both.
At the end of each -indictment she re
plied clearly, calmly and steadily. ''I am
hot guilty." The court then adjourned
and Miss Borden was taken back to
Taunton, where she will be imprisoned
till her trial.
MURDERED HIS FATHER.
Cold-Itlonded need of a Twelve-Year-Old
Boy Near Newcastle, Wyo,
Newcastle. May 9. Word was re
ceived here that David Stainbrook, who
lived about 20 mile3 north of this place,
had been killed. The sheriff and coro
ner immediately started for the scene of-j the spectators.
the tragedy, and upon their return Beautiful Blacmonnle Fountain
brought back the 1 U-year-old son of the . The three search lights were then, by
murdered man, who was charged with preconcerted signal, concentrated upon
uuviug uuuo mo nvi. xi n osm 1117 gun r,me uiagniucenb oiucmonnies iounrain,
BAND CONCERT ON THE PLAZA.
Peristyle soon added its row of lights,
and this was the signal for the triple
row of arc lamps along either side of the
lagoon to lend their aid, and in an in
stant they were sending bright rays
across the waterway completing the
band encircling the grand plaza.
Looked Like a Great Mirror.
The main lagoon lay under the sheen
of the thousands of lights like a great
mirror. The arc and .Peristyle lights
formed its gilded frame and around the
sides, about a foot from the water's edge
a row of electric bulbs lent the added
beauty of a golden bevel to the splendid
plate. Its surface was dotted here and
there with the electric launches and the
bright gondolas. Gaily bedecked gon
doliers stood on the stem and stern of
their craft and as their oars dipped
silently in and out of the waters, and
their bodies swayed to and fro the ro
mantic looking boat and its oarsmen
formed a novel sight, disappearing a
moment later as it passed the shadow of
a Dridge. Jfowerful search-lisrhts on
the top of Manufacturers1 and Agricul
ture buildings and Music hall were
beauties in the scene for the benefit of
It is said he
up early in the morning, secured a shot
gun, and placing the muzzle of it close
to his father's head before the latter was
up, fired, literally blowing outhi3brain3.
No details can be learned as to the cause
of the assassination, as the officers ref us9
Bank of Wilsonvillo Haided by Burglars.
Wilsonville, Neb., May 9. Burg
lars entered the Bank of Wilsonville
through the back window and with a
drill succeeded in entering the first two
doors of the safe, securing $11.50 from a
drawer. In the money cheat was de
posited $2,500. The cracksman tackled
this and almost succeeded in effecting
an entrance, uaynguc oniy mwarung
them. Not a clew can be obtained as
to who the burglars are, but the job
was a piece ot workmanship a profes
sional may be proud of.
White Can Pay S3 Pr Cent.
New York, May 9. S. V. White,
whose failure was recently announced,
sent a communication to tho president
of the Stock Exchange sayfng: "I am
able to pay 25 per cent, of my adjusted
differences to members who are my
The Smlth-Dempney Contest.
New York, May 9. The Smith-
Dempsey glove contest is now a fixture
for the Coney Island Athletic club, and
will take place on Friday evening, June
80. It will be for a purse of $f,(00, and
the welterweight championship of "th
A WaII Knnnn Tnwan Tljtnrl
Council Bluffs, May 9.-Philip Ar-! WM hardly
situated immediately in front of the Ad
ministration bnilding. The marble
figures were rendered immaculate in an
in3tant and the glare falling full and
powerful upon the handsome women at
the oars and in the seat of honor, sent
dazzling ra3's of crystal purity down and
across the silvery lagoon. When, short
ly before 4 o'clock, the currents were
turned off , a sigh went up from thou
sands of hearts, and darkness put an end
to a scene of splendor such as was prob
able never before presented to human
Thousands of the visitors swarmed
a a t mm
into ine .Administration nmiding as
soon as they reached tho illuminated
portion of the park, to view the beauti
ful dome studded with hundreds of in
candescent lights which gleamed like
diamonds. The few seats which lined
the walls of the rotunda were eagerly
taken possession of, while many of the
women came in roller chairs or
brought camp stools. Nobody cared to
remain in one part of the illuminated
grounds for any length of time for fear
of losing some feature of the first open
.night, so in and out of the Administra
tion building the stream of humanity
The magnificent terraces and prom
enades which lead to the grand basin in
front of Administration building were
the favorite places for crowds chiefly
because the general expectation that the
6tltknrif fnnnfoin wrhrtlrl Via n AiuTraftAn
.But this was the only real disappoint
ment of the evening and in the splendors,
i it i a
END OF THE if ATA CASE.
TJulted States Caart of Appeals AStrnas
. the Lower Court' Decision.
San Francisco. May 9. United
States .Tudsres McKenna, Morrow and
Hatvley, sitting as a circuit court of ap-
peals.affirmed the judgment or tue unit
ed States diatrict court of southern Cali
fornia. dismissing the libel against the
Chilean steamer Itata, and releasing the
vessel and the 2.000 cases of rifles which
aha had aboard when seized "by the
United States marshal in San Diego har
hor two rears atro. The decision of the
circuit court is very lengthy and re
views the details of the late Chilean
revolution and the overthrow of Presi
dent Balmaceda. The court finds the
state of affairs a3 alleged in the libel not
borne out by the evidence.
MERRY WAR IN PROSPECT
The Santa Fe's Action Likely to Canse
Sweeping Reductions from Missouri
River Points to Chicago.
Omaha, May 9. ThepresentWorld's
fair rate from Omaha to Chicago shows
very indication of being reduced after
May 20. On that date the Santa Fe
road withdraws from the Western asso
ciation, unless rates are restored between
Colorado and Chicago in the meantime.
It has announced a rate of $13,530, round
trip, between Kansas City and Chicago,
to take effect May 20th, and should that
road commence selling at that rate, it
will have the effect of causing the
greatest rate-war ever known in the
Missouri Valley. P. H. Philbin, the
leading ticket broker here, said: 'If the
rate is cut by the Santa Fe from Kansas
City, it will of course affect rates from
Atchison, Leavenworth and St. Joseph.
This will divert for a short time the
traffic from Nebraska via these southern
rontes to Chicago. Other Omaha lines
which do not touch above-named points
would certainly not remain passive and
permit the diversion of passenger busi
ness in that manner. They would con
sequently take a hand in the fight, aud
it would be a morry scrimmage all sum
mer long." The city agents report Chi
cago travel very light, considering that
this is the second week of the World's
fair. Bad spring weather and high
passenger rates are the chief causes
which retard World's fair travel, and
another week under the same condi
tions will doubtless hasten the plungine
of the knife into the present high rate.
Sentenced For Two Year.
Brook haven. Miss., May 9. All is
quiet here. Eight of the 1 1 Whitecaps
came into court Monday morring and
pleaded guilty to shooting with intent
to kill, on the understanding that the
indictment was to be nolle prosequied.
The case against the three others were
dismissed. The extraordinary precau
tion taken by the citizens of Brookhaven
had the effect of preventing any attack.
In sentencing them. Judge v.hrisman
gave the Whitecaps a good lecture, and
told them that if their friends desisted
from Whitecaping in the future, at the
end of one year he wonld intercede with
the governor for their pardon. He then
sentenced each of them to two years in
Bar Stocked with the Finest of Liquors.
A QUIET AND ORDERLY RESORT
Where gentlemen will receive courteous treatment at all times and
where they will always be welcome. Our billiard and pool hall
is not surpassed in "the city and lovers of these games can
.. be accommodated at all times.
xnonr, ex-postmaster of Council Bluffs
and well known in Iowa politics, died of
a complication of diseases in Omaha.
Havana, May 9. Twenty people were
killed by the collapse of a bridge near
Abrens while a train was passing over it
Pottery Company Fails.
Trenton, N. J., May 9. The Ott Si
Brewer Pottery company, went into the
hand3 of a receiver.
Fatal OH Tank Kxplotloa. 'l
Chicago, May 9. A tank of oil in
the Chicago and Northwestern com
pany's gas house exploded. Ferdinand
Baesch, fireman, was fatally burned,
and Moses Forlon, fireman, badly
burned, but will recover. The building
was damaged to the extent of 1500.
.He wonted ms way to the side of the
bed With much difficulty and after Bhout- ! Cowhlded by a Salvation Lass.
ing for nearly three-quarters of an hour Hastings, Neb., May 9. Miss Ander
acceeded in attracting the attention of son a member of tne Salvation Army,
aeighbors, who rescued the couple just cwni3ed Billy Devere. It is claimed
ia the nick of time. be has been, circulating storie3 which
-would .tend ta.blackea.het character. '
Deadly "Folding lied.
Bridgeport, May 9. Mr. and Mrs.
William B. Scott narrowly escaped being
smothered to death in a folding bed.
Mr. Scott awoke to find his wife nearly
nnconedous and himself very much op
pressed by the lack of air. The folding
Deanaa sprung up and caught them.
Mnsic Attracted Them.
When Michael Brandt's orchestra
from Cincinnati began to pour forth
melody upon the scene of splendor, there
was a rush of people to the south side of
Music hall, where the musicians were
stationed under a cluster of arc lights.
The south side of Machinery hall was
an attractive place for those people who
knew where the steam and electric
power was being generated to provide
Brought Dowa by a Woman.
St. Augustine, His., May 9. A
lightning rod agent, who attempted to
put a rod on the house of Thomas
Sailer, a farmer, against Mr. Sailer's
wishes, was brought down by Mrs.
Sailer with one shot from a Winchester.
Charged With Embezzling S164.0ee.
Sax Francisco, May 9. John W.
Flood, ex-cashier of the Donohne-Kelly
Wak, charged with embezzling $164,
000, was arraigned yesterday and pleaded
not guilty. The case was set for trial
The Uprising Premature.
New York, May 9. One of the pas
sengers on the steams in p lucatan,
from Havana, was Dr. C. H. Wolterick,
who has lived many years in Cuba. Re
gardincr the situation, he said: '! made
a flying trip of eight daj-s, and was in
Havana only one day. On this trip my
riends in Havana told me that all was
auiet, and that the revolution was all
over, xne uprising tney regaraea as
premature movement by a small band
of the revolutionists, o far as l was
able to learn there Is no censorship on
cable or mail matter."
Its Condition Good.
Vinton, Ia., May 9. Mr. J. Weather-
bee, chairman ot tne executive commit
tee of the Order of Railway Telegraph
era, says the statements recently pub
lished concerning the financial condi
tion of the order are erroneous. Mr.
Weatherbee says the executive commit
tee is now making its annual examina
tion of the order's accounts, -and has
fonnd its present condition most satis
factory, and Its financial surplus much
arger than usual.
Spanish Royalists Knroutc.
Havana, May 9. The infanta Eu
alia, the aunt of the young Spanish
king, and the representative of Spanish
royalty at the Chicago fair, arrived here
at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon from
Porto Rico. She was accorded a splendid
reception. The princess is accompanied
by her husband, Prince Antonio and
suite. When their sojourn here is over
they will proceed for New York aboard
Triple Lynching in Arkansas.
Little Rock, Ark., May 9. Three
negroes named Stewart, Benson and
Crane were lynched by a mob last night
for the murder of Jesse Norman, a
merchant at Bearndon, Saturday night.
Each negro confessed to having a hand
in the assault and robbery.
ConTlct tease System Abolished.
Little Rock, May 9. The act abol
ishing the convict lease system in this
state went into effect and 700 leased con
victs were turned over to the care of the
James Hardy, charged with train rob
bery, who escaped from officers recently
by jumping from a train, was recaptured
at the home of his father, near Spencer,
The lower house of the Prussian diet
has passed the supplementary taxation
bill by a vote of 215 to 25. A number of
Clerical and Polish deputies abstained
W. T. Severs, a prominent farmer of
Wichita, Kan., who had been missing
since Wednesday, was found dead Friday
on an island in the Arkansas river. He
had taken morphine, and left a letter for
his wife, telling her of his deed.
Mrs. Nancy Sanders ha3 brought suit
for 5,000 against the saloonkeepers of
Beatrice, Neb., for selling liquor to her
husband. He fell from a train and killed
himself April 14, while intoxicated, and
the saloonkeepers are thus incidentally
charged with causing his death.
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Aluuii
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
A TOM OF THE WORLD.
An International Show in Fact
as Well as Name.
FIFTY COUNTRIES REPRESENTED.
Texas Building; at the Fair.
Chicago, May 9. Texas expects to be in
line with its spendid building and ready
for the reception of visitors within the
next thirty days. When completed the
Lone Star state structure and its inside
features will comnare favorablv with the
exhibits offered by any other state. The
building would have been completed long
ago had it not been for the delay in the
granting of the appropriation for pushing
the work. President Tobin.of theTexai
commission, reached the city afewdayi
ago and has been ureint; thing forward.
How the Nations of the Earth Are Arrayed
Along; Colnmbus Avenue SeTenteea
Countries Have Erected Their Own
Buildings Among; the foreign. Villages
World's Fair, May 10. Special.
A visit to the exposition is like a tour of
the world. Not only are the nations of
the earth here, but they are here with
their best foot foremast. They show the
best they have, and to the best advantage.
Net content with the products of their soil
and forests, their workshops and fisheries,
their mines and studios, they show native
life and architecture in whole villages
caught up on the other side of the water
and dropped down here at Jackson park.
They display not only the houses, temples
and goods of all nations, but their men
and women as well. Hence it is that a
week at the fair is as good as six months
spent in a voyage round the world. In
fact, the odds both in pointof interest and
education are in favor of tho fair.
It is perhaps too early to say which of
the foreign countries has made the best
showing here. One excels here and an
other takes the lead elsewhere. In the
huge main building the Germans are clear
ly in the superiority in the beauty of their
display if not in its solid worth. Such an
imposing and artistic front as that pre
sented by the German pavilion, with its
marble columns, its iron gates, its bronze
warriors, its magnificent tapestry and
hangings for tho exterior, and the gor
geous interior ablaze with paintings, stat
uary and mnnil decorations of all ages,
was perhaps never before seen in an expo
sition. Good judges say that this German
pavilion beats all records, and that even
the French, who are near byand who have
beautiful structure now nust finished.
admit that for once they have been out
done by their rivals from the other side of
In considering what the nations of the
earth have done at this exposition one
naturally turns first to the displays made
in the main building. Here he finds the
foreigners occupying the principal posts of
honor, as becomes their station as guests
01 America. The center of the hucce build
ing, whose vastness growsupon the visitor
day by day, is a clock tower as hierh as
toll building even in Chicago. Tho trreat
; central aisle, culled Columbus avenue,
runs under the spreading foundations of
this tower, and along ono side or other of
tho avenue may be seen the structures and
the exhibits of the principal foreign coun
tries. Germany, already spoken of as hav
ing the most notable exhibit, occupies the
nortnwest corner, and its pair of monu
mental towers, almost as high as the clock
structure itself, and surmounted by the
goiuen eagles, attract attention from a
great distance. In the background, but
still higher, stands the bronze German
warrior, like a sentinel on the mountain
top guarding the valley beneath, in which
industry and art are showing their perfec
tions and accomplishments.
Just across tho intersecting aisle, and
occupying the southwestern corner, is
Great Britain. The display at first sight
is not impressive, because there isno great
towering structure, no characteristic savo
that of quiet, conservative solidity and ele
gance in the modest pavilions erected prin
cipally by firms. There are many beauti
ful wares within the English section, and
the whole will well repay a day's inspec
tion. The most noteworthy structure here
is the reproduction of the splendid ban
queting room of famous Hatfield hall.
Beyond great Britain are the displays of
Canada, Denmark, Italy, Brazil and Spain.
Facing Great Britain next to the central
clock tower, and on the opposite side of
Columbus avenue, stands the white, marble-like
structure of France. Itisaconv
of one of the famous facades at Versailles,
and has a splendid arch 100 feet across.
Within are wares and fabrics for which
the French are famous, with a profusion
of tapestry, of decorative work, of paint
ings and statuary. Beyond France is the
tasteful and light colonnade erected by
Belgium, one of the prettiest structures in
the bnilding. Here are about the finest
specimens of the potter's glorious art to
be found in the whole exposition. Beyond
Belgium are Russia and Xorway, who are
late in getting their works on the ground.
II one takes no position in the jn-eat
clock tower, where the building'is divided
into quarters, he will see spread out before
him the nations of the earth. In addition
to those already mentioned, the colors of
Austria, Japan, Jamaica, India, New
South Wales, Switzerland, Mexico, Persia
and others are within plain view. Not
only the goods and wares of these coun
tries, but their officials, merchants, and
artisans are at hand to lend color and hu
man Interest to the fascinating scene. The
foreign displays occupy the frontage on
Columbus avenue and the open space at
the clock tower throughout three quarters
of the building. The remaining quarter,
the northeast, is occupied by the exhibits
of the United States. Here there is no na
tional tower or pavilion, no characteristic
device, and by the side of the spectacular
uerman display, which It races, our show
ing seems rather simple and plain. But
this is only the impression at first glance.
Uaretui scrutiny demonstrates that thoutrh
two or three private firms were left to pre
sent the facade which should in a manner
compete with the more costly structures
of Germany on the west and France on the
south, we are not so far behind. Prettier
displays than those made by the New
York firms who occupy the post of honor
for the United States, Tiffany and the Gor-
ham company, it is impossible to find
among the efforts of firms or individuals.
As a rule, however, the American exhibits
are not so well installed as those of foreign
exhibitors. While there are notable ex
ceptions, the average of taste and impres
8iveness in the manner of display Is below
that of our friends from across the sea
One of the handsomest displays among
the foreign section is that of Switzerland,
where the products of the little mountain
ous republic are screened on the three
sides by a panorama of the Alps, striking
ly preserving tho illusion that here Is
Switzerland, with her homes and her in
dustries, and there tho mountains tower
ing over the peaceful valleys. One may
almost imagine himself among the Alps.
It is not alone in the main building that
one is impressed with the fact that foreign
eovernments are making a great effort at
thi3 exposition. All over the grounds, in
almost every department, the handiwork
of our world-cousins Is seen. Oaiittiiig
the vase sums whicn foreign private ex
hibitors have spent here, a compilatiea
just made by the managers of the fair
shows that foreign governments appro
priated mora than $6,000,000 for the par
poses of this exposition. Inasmuch as the
grand total of expenditures in the whola
enterprise by tho Chicago corporation, by
the national government, by the rariona
states and by foreign governments is a lit
tie more than 133,000,000, it will be seen
that the foreign governments have fur
nished more than one-fifth of the entire
capital. This fact indicates more graphic
ally than any description can depict the
prominent part borne in this grand affair
by the people of Europe, Asia, Africa and
No more beautiful and interesting struc
tures are to be found in the grounds than
those erected by the chief European and
other nations. Seventeen nations in all
have their own buildings here, a few of
them serving to house tho entire exhibit of
the country, but the most of them being
simply offices, with parlors for rendezvous
of their countrymen and friends, and de
signed as exponents of the architecture
and decorations typical of the lands
whence they came. All but one of these
seventeen structures are massed together
in the northern part of the enclosure.
Great Britain, France and Germany and
Spain having the choice location, facing
the shores of Lake Michigan. Here as in
the main exhibition hall the Germans ap--pear
to be in the lead. At least their na
tional house is more spectacular, the walls
being brilliantly ornamented with color,
andthegothic windows and peaks being
Nothing could exceed the beauty of this
part of the exposition. There are winding
roads among the palaces, leafy walks and
blooming flowers. One is not surprised
that large throngs of visitors leave the
more sensational parts of the show and
come here to study international architec
ture and decoration and to rest from the
fatigues of sight-seeing amid the confusion
FOREIGNERS AT THE TUB.
and movement of the more frequented
highways. The nations which have build
ings of their own are Germany, Great
Britain, Spain, Italy, France, Canada,
Hayti, East India, Sweden, Venezuela,
Turkey, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala,
Costa Rica, Ceylon and Japan. The last
named stands apart from the others, occu
pying the prettiest spot in the whole en
closure, the wooded island which rests
within the water space almost in the cen
ter of the grounds. Here the Japanese
have built what is one of the greatest at
tractions to the fair, the Hooden palace,
modeled after the famous Hoo-doo palace
which stands near Ko Kioto. Everyday
thousands of visitors cross the bridges to
see the temple, and the thrifty Japanese,
the Yankees of the Orient, carry on
a flourishing business in tea and curios.
As I have said, the foreign exhibits are
everywhere. In the Women's building
the women of Great Britain have a most
interesting exhibit, in the Horticultural
and Agricultural halls the foreigners are
almost as conspicuous relatively as they
are in the great main structure, and In the
Electricity and Machinery, departments
they are lively rivals for supremacy. The
best display in the Mining building is
made by a German house, and outside the
principal departments there Is no single
exhibit that compares in popular interest
with that of Krupp and his great gun. In
tne 'xransportation building the Eng
lish show their locomotives and coaches,
their switching and other devices, and thm
display of models of ships and steamers, of
boats and vehicles,-is world-wide in its
But for our foreign friends the mo8
novel and picturesque feature of the fair,
the Midway plaisance.
dismal. This stretch of ground is a sort
of side-show, and of the forty concessions
more than one-half are for foreiim curi
osities or aggregations. Here is the true
Losmopohtanville. A simple liat of the
shows, and this an incomplete one. i anflfi-
cient to indicate to the readar that if h
wishes to see the world and lfcnnnlh
need not spend a thousand dollars
cumnavigatinff the earth, but nlmni
here and spend a five-dollar note in ad
mission fees. Here are the international
beauty show, the Irish -villaRe. tha Gor
man village, the Tyrolese, the Japanese
bazaar, the Eiji islanders. thi
Borneo and .New Zealand, the street In
Cairo with shop and mosque, the Chinese
village, the Turkish bazaar, a model of St
Peters at Rome, the Dahom (IT 11a 4-1
Laplanders, Buffalo Bill's American In
dians, an Algerian temnl. ft,...-
French cider press, a Vienna cafe, a Moor-
Uuuce,i,wocracic military bands from
the German army, and HatrenharVa ag
gregation of the animals of all climes and
lands will make a fitting complement of
this most complete display of international
life, industry and trade
gether. These are all nTon-.v-miVincr
vices, and an admission fee ia rhJ
see most of the sights, but the fees am
moderate and all the regulations and the
police control are under the management
of the exposition.
Takine the exposition
latest official figures show that fifty for
eign nations and thirty-eeyen of their
colonies are participating In one way or
another. They have tonr-Mi.
Columbian exposition nntAhi
number, the richness and intereetinsr char
acter of the international exhibit. Not
even at Paris, It is said, was tha cosmopol-
Another Australian Raak Fall.
Melbourne, .May 9. The Bank of
Victoria, limited, has suspended. De
posits amount to over .7,000,000. The
failure is of the greatest importance.
The bank has several branches. It sub
scribed capital is 1,250,000; liabilities
arft abont double that amount.
Reject the Bullet-Troor Cillraaa.
Berlin, May 9. The war office hai
found the bullet-proof cuirass invented
by a tailor to be uele93 'aad has rt