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QeD ! Echofislcl's ' Recollections of Forty-Six
Years in the Army.
Jimtln McCnrtli ) Contribution to
'lllxlorv Slory of Coiunioilort' llnln-
* < rlilKCN l.lfr The 1'olj i-liroiuu
llllile I.ltrrnry .tcnti.
Ono who nerved forty-six years In the
XJnllcd Slates army , Including service In the
warn against Indian tribes In Florida bc-
fore Iho spirit of the Indians of the south-
cast was broken ; all through the war of the
rebellion holding various high positions ,
commanding armies and army corps , nerving
or being served , coming In contact with all
the great leaders of the war period
whether in the field or In civil official posi
tions ; later serving In the campaigns on the
western frontier against the troublesome In-
Olans ; finally being called from practical re
tirement to the command of the army at a
IImo when political complications had made
it anything but desirable for a veteran
soldier to attempt leadership ono whose
llfo has thus been wrll filled. Is prepared to
tell Interesting stories of llfo nnd activity
The military career of General James M
Schofich" ! covers a part of the history of the
United S'ate ' of csperlal Interest to Ameri
cans. HP l.-as venluiud upon the doubtful
experiment of publishing hla memoirs nno
recollections while lip Is yet In the fiesh tc
reply personally to anticipated criticisms
JIlii 'book ' of recollections Is admirably writ
ten to aroiiKo antagonism and stir up con
troveralcs. llu tells the story of his forty-
fix | years In HIP army and he tclln a great
deal more.
General Schoflcld was appointed to Went
Point Military school by nn Illinois con
gressman. His father was a minister engaged -
gaged In missionary work , living for the
tlmp at Frpeport. Young Schofield had
taught a term of school over In Wisconsin
nnd he had also engaged In surveying In
the woods of northern Wisconsin. His ex
perience at West Point wap not greatly
different from the experience of many others ,
pave that he got Into trouble pretty fre
quently and ranio out much In debt and dis
couraged , nis Horvlre In the war against
Iho Somlnoles was not of great consequence ,
but he was put nn the staff of amoral Lyon
when the rebellion broke upon the conn-
try. He was a participant In the battle of
Wilson's neck , and from that time until
the rloso of the war bo held Important com
mand. ' generally In the west. It ono may
judge from Jils own recollections he was
generally found where there were contro
versies doing on and disagreements to bo
noted. H Is evident that his plans were not
the plans that were generally adopted and
his ways were often out of harmony with
others who were of equal rank In the army
He points out bow. In the reconstruction
( lays , things might have been done much bet
ter If his advlco had been followed , and he
Booms to be iinneci'ssailly s-ovpre on the men
who wcro engaged In the work of creating
elates where states had ceased to bo. But
hi comments have all the appearance of
frankness and honesty , and doubtless much
that he says , even that whloh appears to
contradict accepted history , has truth for n
substantial basis.
General Schoflcld saw SOUIP things In his
career that others either did not see'or
wluhpd to avoid seeini ; "It may not bo a
proper subject for criticism nt this time. " he
writes. In Mumming up the results of thu
rebellion and the reconstruction work which
followed , "and certainly Is not for any that
might pcpm harsh or unkind , yet It Is ail
Instructhe lesson which ought never to be
forgotten , that frcllngs and passion SOIIIP-
tlmrs moro than reason , sound military prin
ciples , or wise statesmanship , dictated mili
tary as well as political policy dutlng and
long after thp civil war. "
Pasj-lng over the period ot reconstruction
and the subsequent campaigns In the west
General Rtlioflold returns ngaln to the na
tional caplinl In the year 1SSS whpn General
Sheridan , after two years of nominal head
ship of the army following Uhe trrm of nerv
Ice of Genera ! Hanrork , was suddenly stricken
down , and Schoflcld. as next 1 < i rank , was
entrusted with arrangements for the funeral.
Then Shofield found himself In the position
of senior ofilccr on the actlvp list of the
army , and. his promotion to the head of t'ae
army followed. His efforts to being about
needed rpfcrms In 'the manner of conducting
the olficlal businoBH oP the army are matter'
of rcrent history , but hu telln them again
with knowledge of detail mattPts not nrecs-
slbp | to the public.
The final chapters of Guni-ral Schofield'u
book are devoted to a discussion of the lea-
sons of the civil war , to showing the weak
ness of the military policy adopted nt llio
outset of the war , HIP ponr usn that was
made * of thp odnrated soldiers of the army ,
etc. He returns to this subject with evident
cnthu.ilasm. Only those who have studied
the hlspry | of the rebellion from the stand
point of the soldier , or those who had som ?
( Yirl to play In that great drama , are capable
of fully cyfcecKitlng this r < irt of Geneial
Schofield's story of Ms forty-clx years as a
soldier. His estimates of men are Inter
esting , coming as they do from nn active
officer , nnd his criticisms of plans must betaken
taken with an understanding of the part ho
himself played to the war. His story Is a
contribution to the mighty history ot his
country that will Vavo greater value as the
years pass , and It Is not without Interest tea
a large circle of students of today. The Cen
tury company , Now York. $ .1.
It Is not strange that historians cud essay
ists take delight In ( Piling the story of the
French revolution. History was being made
rapidly wlu'n tlie lines wec-o being formed In
niul about the oily of. Paris for the most gi
gantic struggle ever engagpd In by men and
women of advanced civilization. To the
student who takes a lusty view of ( his period
In ttio history of Europe but little can be
BPCH but a confused mass of names associated
with incidents , -jf a revolting nature a bit
of social chaps sandwiched between an wn
of outward grandeur and seeret hldcousnees
nnd an era of nominal equality without the
substance. The French Revolution ti the
theme of two volumes from the pen ot Justin
McCarthy , historian and member of the Brit
ish 1'arllament , the last volume of whlh
has Just ariieari'd. In this volume ' .ie
covers but three years of French history.
17S)1 ! > ! ) , from the foil of the Bastllo to the
closn of the constituent assembly. They were
years filled with great deeds it Is hard to
discover the motives and Influences that
nvvaycd men and women In this period , hard
to follow through th ma/o of Paris street. '
and palaces and t-rlsons the thread which
tiouud the beginning to the end , hard to avoid
< ho confusion Into which everything seemed
to have been thrown at the time ; but Mr.
McCarthy keeps the main point alwa > s well
In view and helps the reader to < in under
standing of every significant movement of the
corlod. Ho gives a great many private views ,
as It were , of the little streams of Inlluenco
hading Into the general current. The tieat-
nienl of the journalism of rtio day U an ex
ample of this. Under the title of "The
Wings of the Angel" the nowcrupera of the
revolutionary period are described. "The
revolution , " ho eays truthfully , "in emanci
pating many things. In Inventing many
Hilngg , especially oniancl | > ated the nubile
jiresii and especially limtited modern Jour
nalism. " With this nnd with other features
of Iho revolution , all of which must be con
sidered In connection wltti the main story ,
Mr. .McCarthy treats fully and fulrly. Harper
& DID. , New York. 11.10.
The life story of Commodore Dalnbrldpa Is
full of Inspiration to American youths
Tlio commodore was a conspicuous figure In
the American navy In that period of naval
history all Americans so pleasantly recall ,
Hu had become commander ! ot a vcci > el at Iho
nge of 19 and displayed unusual ability In
( bo direction at the tame , lie made voyage *
to distant countries between 17SO and 1SOO
and was ono of those who made the new
American flag respected In every port of the
world. Later ho entered the serv3 of his
country and us commander of the George
Washington , the Essex and later ofthe old
Constitution , he had a career Intimately con
nected with the founding of the American
republic. Hla most Interesting exololts were
In the Mediterranean , where the DaHnry
atatoi were still hostile to the trade of all
foreirn countries ami no American com
mander ever had more adventures than hi.
U ir.i..y well be Imagined that his patriotism
and pride were aroused to the fulled when
tic was literally forced to use hU ship to
convey a messenger from Algiers to Con
stantinople , carrying tribute to the Turkish
government , and when ho slipped past the
forts commanding the harbor to the sultan'o
city there was great consternation at the
pMce. His boldness often served him well ,
and later In the wars with the pirates of the
Mediterranean and In the war with Great
Britain ho showed ability that was o.
greatest value to his country. The story ot
this Interesting life has been told oncw by
James Barnes , a descendant of Commodore
Bainbrldgc , and He most dramatic features
arc brought out Into bright light Among
the Illustrations Is one of a miniature of
Mrs. Balnbrldge , reproduced from the
original. D. Appleton & Co. , New York. $1.
"Nature's forces carry their atmosphere.
The sun gushes forth light unquenchable ;
coals throw off heat ; violets arc larger In
Influence than bulk ; pomcgianates and
spices crown Hie house with sweet odors.
Man aUo Iwd his atmosphere. He la a force
bearer and a force producer. He journejs
forward , exhaling Influences. Scientists
apeak of the magnetic circle. Artlats ex
press the same Idea by the halo of light
emanating from the divine head. Bus'ntss
men understand tliU principle ; those ski.led
In promoting great enterprises bring the
men to bo Imp'jwscd into a room and create
an atmosphere around them. " These are tbt-
Introductory sentences In an esaay that Is
but one of a docn delightful ones collcctel
by Nencll Owlght Hlllls Into a volume under
the title of ' . 'The Investment of Influence "
Mr. nillls writes ifor the purpose of expand
ing this idea of Influence which iiurrounds
all men and oil things , and to show the
mutual relationship of all things to each
other. He asserts the debt of wealth to
poverty , the debt of wisdom to Ignorance ,
the debt , ot strength to weakness , and walk-
the author's philosophy cnJ theology are
optimistic , the reader who Is skillful ot
perception between the lines will observe
the motive Is a temperamental pessimism.
In chapter1 devoted to the "Investment ot
Talent and Us Heturn , " "Vicarious Lives aa
Instruments of Social Progress , " "The Su
premacy of the Heart Over the Brain , " and
the "Love that Perfects Life , " the author
covers almost the whole range of phllosoph }
as applied 'o ' Individual life and the en
vironment In which men llnd themselves.
As rysays they are refreshing and comfort
ing , whether or not the reader falls Into
agreement with the main conclusions. Flem
ing H. Ilovell Compeay. New York. $1.25.
Not until full explanations are made Is it
possible for the general reader to concelv
of the necessity for another translation of
the Bible ; but nn examination Of the new
Polychrome 'Bible with study of the purpose
of printing It In many colors and some delv
ing Into the exhaustive notes and comments
on the text , will show that there is a place
for his new work , on the table ot the gen
eral reader as well as In the study of the
minister of the gospel. This Is an entirely
new translation , made > by Rev. G. F. Moore
of An-dovcr , prepared under the editorial di
rection of Paul Untipt , professor ot Hebrew
and the Cognate languages at Johns Hop
kins university. The reader Is able to see
at a glance the source from which words
and passages have been derived and to un
derstand tbo complex nature of the modern
text , the results of higher criticism and the
reseaichcs of scholars of all nationalities.
The reader thus gets the best there Is In all
the manuschlpts from which translations
have been made and gets all this arranged In
perfect harmony without any confusion or
the possibility of misunderstanding. It Is a
composite- work , yet every part Is kept sep
arate by the color scheme. It presents the
results of ripe scholarship as applied to all
that Is known of the gospel writings. It Is
complete and satisfying to the theological
student and so simply pressnted that any
reader may gain comfort by Its perusal. Thus
far the book of Judges alone has been sent
out , but the Psalms and Isaiah are ready.
Uodd , Mead & Company , New York. $1.23.
An Instructive volume In which the Islands
of the seas , including Australia , are fully
described , Is the latest In a series of geographical
graphical readers under the title of "Tho
World and Its People. " This book on the
Mauds of the seas Is calculated to disabuse
the public mind of the Impression too preva
lent that the islands are of little consequence
In considering the greatness of the earth.
Even some of the smallest Islands have been
of great Influence on the history of the world
and are today of Infinite .value to the leading
commercial nations of the \\orlJ. Such a
descriptive woik , dealing entirely and ex
clusively with the Islands , is valuable In
school 01 In the home. Sliver. Burdett &
Company , Boston.
In a volume of "Prayers , Ancient and Mod
ern , " published by the Doubleday & McClure
Company , New York , > Mary Wilder Tllcston
furnishes a collection of prayers for every
day In the year. The collection has been
gathurcd from many scurces and thus pos
nesses historical and literary Interest aside
from Its value In nourishing the spiritual
life. Credit | s given sothat the prayerful
rcaJcr may not bo led astray In regard to
the source of the prayer ho may bo uttering ,
and the arrangement and typography are
perfect. ? ! . „ . , ( JljgrJ
Not for a longt'tlmo hs any article aroused
so many anticipations as 'Mr. Gladstone's
remlnlscenccis , of his /rJPnl and Tennyson's
friend , Halla'in , the hero of "In Memorlam , "
which the vfliran statesman has written for
the 'New ' Year's number of The Youth's Cnn-
pinlcn. A similar Intcrpst In It exists In
.Kngland and the 'Dally ' Telegraph of London ,
nmotig other papers' ' , has made handsome of
fers to tho'Companion for the right fit repub-
Ilshing It there.
Collier's \Vcekly for January C is full of
Interesting things about the situation In
China. The editorial , "Omens of Change In
the Far East , " . Is an admirable exposition of
the complicated conditions that obtain In the
Flowery Kingdom. The UHiBtnttlorm In tbo
current number are pot as yet up to the
promised standard , but the names of the art.
| sts who have boon oagajed Indicate that Col.
tier's will bo ono of the best Illustrated week
lies In the country. Henry James's serial ,
"Tho Turn of the Screw , " begins soon.
liltirnrv Xott'H unilIMH ,
The Hellglous Itevlow of Kevlcw : Is a new
publication to bo hssued In Salem , Mass. , by
Ctarence B , Strouse ,
Ibe statement that Mine. Sarah Grand's
latest work. "Tho Beth Book , " Isartl | >
autobiographical , IE contradicted.
John W. Hesi'n , precedent of the South
Dakot-i Agricultural college , has an article
In the current Irrigation Ago on the re
sourced iitul needs of thu state.
Itlchard Hnvey has an ode In the current
number of Poet Lore which differs from
much ot modern poetry In not being either
dull or depressing , which la saying a gooJ
deal for an ode ,
The almanac ot the Baltimore Sun con
tains much valuable Information about his
torlcal and political matters It Is espe
cially Interesting to Maryland people , but Is
not confined to the state ,
A recently reported Interview with Nelson
Morris , the pork packer , In which he wan
made to eay something about his son uban-
denlng literature for business , U reported
to have been entirely bogus , for the reason
If for no other , thaj , Mr. Morrto , jr. , ! MB
been In business with hU father for several
year * ,
deports on book sales In twenty-five Amerl
w a cities Indicate that the best eelling
books during December lasl were as follows ,
preference being ehown In the order named ;
"Quo Vadls , " "Tho Choir Invisible. " "The
Christian , " "Hugh Wynne.1' "In Ked-Jr's
rents , " "Captain Courageous , " ,
New Eonto Causes Soma Alarm Among Its
Carry It to < luCulf for Almo t Oiic-
Tlilrd the Ilnle to Atlantic
CoitHt l.iMti-Ml HullUvvr
Mmle to Tlitew < itur >
CHICAGO , Jan. 11. The Tribune says to-
tlay : Much alarm Is manifested Inwestern
railroad circles over the attitude of the Kan
sas City , I'lttsburg & Quit railroad. Unless
this road can be checked In Its rate destroyj j
Ing career , earnings of western roads will be j
most seriously affected , and expected dlvl-1
dcnds will vanish Into air. Announcement I
Is made that the Kansas City , I'lttsburg
Gulf has put Into effect a rate on corn of
12 cents a hundred pounds from Kansas City
to Galvcston and New Orleans , In addition to
absorbing the elevator charges , which amount j
to 2 cents a hundred pounds. This Is the
lowest rate ever made to tidewater from the
Missouri river.
Against such a rate as that the castbound
roads from the Missouri river cannot comi i
pete. The rate from the ( Missouri river to '
Chicago on corn Is 12 cents a hundred
pounds , not Including elevator chargis , and
from Chicago to New York the rate la l"i
cents. This makes a through rate on export
corn from the Missouri river to Now York
by way of Chicago , of 294 cents a hundred 1
pcumls. as agnlnat 12 cents , minus elevator i
charges , fiom Kansas City to gulf ports. Even
the rouds competing with the Gulf read find
they cat.not meet the latter's rate without
losing money. The Gulf road apparently
cares not whether It makes money on the
transportation of freight. Its promoters ex
pect to reap a rich hancst In land specula
Iho sltuatlpn would ml be quite so bad
for the roads east from the Missouri river If
the Kansas City , Plttsburg & Gulf would get
no further cast than Kansas City. IJut It
has acquired lately lines Into Missouri and
Iowa and Is extending them to a number of
points. This enables It to take corn from
the heart of the western corn belt to the
In commenting upon the report from Chicago
cage to the effect that railroad circles there
were greatly disturbed over the aggressive
cotrse being pursued by the management of
the Kansas City. Plttsburg & Gulf railroad ,
Omaha freight men agreed that the danger of
a bitter competition between the Iowa lines
and the new north and south line was largely
prospective. General Western Agent Fred A.
Nash of the Milwaukee sald'-to The Bee :
"The freight situation seems to ba bad , but
so far there has been no great trouble. The
lack of adequate terminal , elevator and
steamship facilities In the south appears to
be the grertcst obstacle in the way of suc
cessful competition against the Iowa lines. "
Other freight men conceded that the low
grain rates made by tile Port Arthur route
had pcrovoked some trouble In railway circles.
So far as can be learned the reduced rates
have not as yet affected the movement of
any great amount of grain out of the Ne
braska territory , but the struggle for bus-
incs.3 Is keen , and the extraordinary Induce
ments being held out by the new comer
among the grain carrying lines are believed
to bo sufficient to divert to the gulf ports
a large amount of traffic that would ot'.ior-
wise have been sent to the Atlantic seaboard.
Phase of Ilnllroiiil 1,1ftthat Is ill Ifiist
An accident to a brakeman In the employ
of the B. & M. railroad west of Crete , Neb. ,
last week has emphasized the danger of rlci-
Ing on the high furniture cars , now so fre-
luently used on western freight trains , while
! ho trains are passing under the low bridges
thai wcie erectol many years before the ap
pearance of the high cars in present use. As
a result the company Is now oreetlnzigallows-
strlcgs just outside of Crete In order that any
train hands that should ride on top of the
high furniture cars may be warned of their
danger , and the low bridges along the line
are gradually being raised to avoid further
accidents of this kind to employes of the
About two years ago a brakeman was
killed by the Crete bridge. He jumped on
top of a high furnltuio car just as it was
passing under the bridge west of the town ,
and was knocked off. A couple of months
ago another brakeman in the employ of the
I ) . & M. was killed in a similar manner by a
bridge at Grctna , Neb. In both of these
cases It was ehown that the men had been
warned not to ride on top cf the high furni
ture cars by the conductor and by the en
gineer. The 'brakema.1 who 'was hurt at Crete
last week Is reported to bo Improving and
ft III recover. The bridge at Crete is an Iron
truss bridge , spanning the Dlue river , inslJc
the railroad yards there. It Is of the same
width a'ml height as are the other bridges
cf the company across single tracks.
The bridges that have caused the accl
dents are among the bridges that were
erected when the Burlington line wes first
put through this part of the west. The
bridges wcro then sufficiently high to allow
the- freight cars then In use to pass under
with" abundance of room to epare , and a.
Iraki bind riding on top of the care then In
use could not reach tlie bridges with a flrch
po.e. Hut during the last few years the size
of freight airs , especially those known as
furniture cars and refrigerator cans , has
been greatly Increased. These Immense cars
are as roomy as many houses , and the fur
niture cars are able to conveniently hold ,
great deal more furniture than one- could 'get
nto the average small residence of Omaha.
The cars are from thlrty.elgbjl , taforty , feet
In length , eight to nine feet ( p , width , and
from ten to eleven feet In hclgti1 , above- the
trucks. The height of the cars has Increased
from two to three feet In recent ypam , and
all the bridges have not been raised to keep
pace with the Increase lu tUo size of the
The B. fi M. railroad has raised a number
of Its brlJges and the work of raising the re-
roalndei Is being pushed as rapidly as possi
ble to avoid further accidents. The bridge at
Gretna , where the last fatal accident oc
curred , has already been raised sufficiently
for a man standing on top of a high furniture
car to safely clear the bridge. Where the-
bridges have not yet been raised the company
Is erecting gallows-strings. These are largo
wooden T-shaped frames , from the cross-bar
of which hang a number of knotted ropes.
These- are located about 200 feet each side of
the bridge , and the ropes will strike anyone
standing on top of a high car , warning him
of the approach of a low bridge. These gal
lons-strings arc more , generally used on the
Burlington's line cast of the' Missouri river
and on eastern lines. While serving to warn
the brakeman standing on a high car of the
approach of a low bridge they have been
known to confuse the ( rain hands and proved
the indliect cause of serious accidents. Until
all the bridges that were crectej In the west
a number of years ago can be raised , however -
over , the gallows-strings are considered as
an acceptable device to guard against further
accidents of the nature described.
\Vltliilrntv HomrMi
Theie will be no homeseukera1 excursions
during the winter months to points west of
the Missouri river. Thlij announcement woe
made on behalf of the Western I'as'enwer a--
Bodatlon In Omaha yesterday. While the
home-seekers' excursion lutti will a.i > , y 10
toutbcrn points during the remainder of the
winter they Mill not apply to any part of
the transmUaourl territory , 'The' homeseck-
on' excursions have be\y \ withdrawn for
the montts of January and February , and
the order effects three- excursions , one la
January and two In February ,
Among passenger men yesterday there
was a general belief thai ttie ratco would
bo restored to the tranamlssoim territory
In the spring , The order withdrawing the
rates for January and February was not
wholly unexpected , and Is Bald to have been
brought about by the action of some of the
roads In applying the homeseekcrs' excur
sion rates to the business between Chicago
cod Omaha and other cHlte-oa the Missouri
river and by the small number of real home-
ccekers who cnmo west'during the winter
CittteclN a Itnllrooil Oonurxxlon.
SAN ANTONIO. Tex. , ( Jan. 11. Advices
were received hero today that the Mexican
government has canceled tbo valuable con
cession of the Mcxl in Southeastern IIIII-
way coirpaiiy on account ) of the failure of
that company to comylytilth the Important
terms of the conecssloa'Btanled by the gov-
ctnment. The company yras composed of
Cleveland , O. , men. I
Ilallnnyolix unil * Voroiinl .
Traveling Freight Agant'llartsough ' of the
Louisville & -Nashvlllelrailroad Is In the
city. , \
Traveling Passenger Agtnt Branch of the
Krle Is In the city en route from Chicago to
Salt Lake City.
James O. Hamilton of the City of New
Yoik , vice president of < the Oxnnrd Beet
ISugar company , was a caller at 11. & tM > headquarters -
quarters > esterday morning.
The Union Pacific yesterday morning re
ported from four to six Inches of snow In
Wyoming , where the thermometer at 8
o'clock registered twelve degrees below zero.
J. C. Stubbs , third vice president of the
Southern Pacific company , accompanied by
a party of friends , poss d through Omaha
ycstciJay afternoon , en route from San
Francisco to Chicago. Ills private car was
attached to the castbound "Overland
Limited" train of the Union Pacific.
The party of President Burt of the Union
Pacific arrived at Itock Sprjngs , Wyo. , ycstor.
day morning. Unless the party should stop at
Denver It Is expected that H will arrive In
Omnha on WoJncsday or Thursday. Th"
parts of the Wyoming division that wcru
passed In the night on the westbound trip
of the president are now being Inspected.
HIIN a ItoiiKh Tliiio HcncliliiK UIIWNOII
SEATTLE , Jan. 11. A letter from Dawson
City , dated December 9 , says : Advices from
Circle City , November 12 , stated that the
steamers P. B. Wcarc anJ Bella , on their
way down , were frozen In there. The steamer
Victoria , frorn the mouh ( of the river , Is
also there. Two or throe hundred people
who started from Dawsoa for Fort Yukon
were stranded there , but most of them pro i
cured sleds and continued on their way to
Fort Yukon , which Is ninety miles distant.
Circle City , owing to the unexpected increase
of population from Dawaon , was almost de
void of grub. Of the 127 residents of that
camp , nearly all were calculating on sending
to Fort Yukon for supplies. Briefly , were It
cot for -the supplies at Fort Yukon , which ,
to a certain extent are an unknown quantity ,
the situation at Circle City wou3 ! be far
more desperate than at Dawson City. ] |
Joaquln Miller arrived at Dawson from
Circle City Dseembcr 4. at 11 o'clock. Ho
was very badly frozen , having lost a part of I .
the great toe of his left foot ; his left ear
was slutllng off and both cheeks were frozen.
Ho left Circle City thirty-five days before In
company with Herald Canovan of Ottawa ,
late of the coast survey. "They started from
Circle City without dcgs , having been unable
to secure them. They pulled their outfit on
a sled. '
Mr. Miller brings a .story , of great suffering
all along the river by parties caught in the
Ice on their way to Fort Yukon. Hp reports
also the death of Charleo Anderson , a young
man from Brooklyn , N. Y. , who accidentally
shot himself while lu a bdatiabout fifty miles
above Circle CHy- - . „ , ,
Practice DI-VI-'OIIH Oi-fccti In Turret
Mi'iiit ! jilftiti.
NEW YOUK , Jan. 1,1. , The Times today
says : When the battleship Iowa arrived at
Hampton Roads on Saturday thfi forward tur
ret , with Its pair of tvrclvo-tnch guns , was
crippled to such an extent that they could
not be used and one of the men attached to
the powder magazine was confined to the
sick bay with a badly Injured head. Accord
ing to the orders Issued by Captain W. F.
Sampson , target practice wail indulged in
while the ship 'was on Its .waf . to Hampton
Roads. Two of the forward .fight and two
twelve-Inch guns wcr.o worked for target
practice. The new smokeless powder re
cently put on the ship fp'r USB in the eight-
Inch guns was being testtcd for rapidity of
fire. Ton shots wore fifed from the eight-
Inch guns at Intervals of one minute and a
quarter , the best time on record.
It was during practice with the twelve-
Inch guns that the accident occurred. Ten
shots were to have beeii fired. At the sixth
shot the dash pot whlch'Js ' used to relieve the
cylinders , in taking up the recoil , broke and
fell , striking the head of a sailor , knocking
him unconscious. The dash pot weighs
about 500 pounds. The Vessel was taken Into
Hampton Roads for repair. While the dam
age can be repaired , It leaves the ship In a
dangerous condition and , at the mercy of an
enemy. This Is not the'Drst time that the
dash pots have broken. ' x
IlnveiiicytTH .Making n Hot Klprht on
( InArliiiuklcH. .
NEW YORK , Jan. 11. The Herald today
saya : As Hie Arbucklo eugar refinery In
Brooklyn approaches completion , the war of
the Sugar trust people upon the coffee trade
of the Arbuckles grows hotter. Last week
the Arbuckles dispatched an agent to Europe
to contract for raw sugars , and yesterday
the Woolson Spice company the big coffee
plant acquired by Mr. Havemoyer to carry i
the war with , reduced the price of roasted
coffee one-half a cent a pound. Thia cut.
like all otbcrs of the long series that preceded
It , was promptly met by the Arbuckles. This
brings the price of rousted coffee at whole
sale down to 8 % cents a pound , as against
IB cents on December 1C , 1896 , when the
Havemeyera acquired ths Wco'.son plant and
began the fight. The consumer can now buy
the unprecedented amount , of ten pounds of
roasted coffee for $1 In almost any part of
the United S tat en , where formerly he got but
fcur pounds. In coffee ; trade circles it wan
said yesterday that Hip Arbuekle.s are holdIng -
Ing a very largo amount of coffee , and that
the cut lu prlco is a ! serious business for
them. On the other hcud , It la expected that
their sugar refinery wlfl bo ready to etart up
by May 1 , when they may carry the war Into
the enemy's camp. i '
lit Wor/c / In Okliilioinii ,
KANSAS CITY , Jnn , ,11. A special to the
Stnr from Shtiwnco , O l. , fuym Firebugs
applied the torch to a , fr < un < ! building on the
corner of Main nnd Hroailway lute last
night , nnd Iniun hour's Jlme fourteen busl-
ne-SH housea were In a hr * . The losses -will
reach $20,009 ; Insurunte.j.not known , Sev-
unil families living In iipfiir stories hud nar
row egcnpes. The city Is without water
works or llro protection. i.nd ( It took heroic
woilt to save the * buttmes- portion ,
Ilnllroiiil to tlitt KloiiillUc.
TACOMA , Jan. 11 , It Is definitely an
nounced by A. V. Jirttnober that the
Rothsi-hllds would ImllcHu rnllroad Into the
Yukon country over Uiif Pulton trull. His
brother , Henry Hratnolmr of San Francisco ,
who is the Hotlischllds1 western representa
tive , has the enUrprUe In flmrrfo. The
railroad will bo nbiut 400 ml'.vn long. The
cost of construction anil equipment Is esti
mated at b.OOOfCO , |
Stfiiiiiliout Company At > xliiiH ,
ST. IXJUIS , Jan , Il.-fThe Anchor line ,
operating n line of steamships between St.
hoiila and southern ports , has just made
nn assignment. The asset * ure nlven ut
Sitf.COO , but no statement AS to the liabilities
Is made. This city la trio company's li.uil-
The verdict of the people of that Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup lg the Lnet remedy for ciughs ,
colds , sore throat , utlima , etc.
Problem of a Perplexing Nature Now Under
I'lnii Itiulrr CoiiNtilcrntlon .Miiy llnvo
the l ( Yrit of l.mvi-rliiK the
Inilioxt to \nt .Mure
Tliim i ! .Mills.
During the last few days city officials
have been bupy figuring out ways end means
to reduce the annual levy to a point that
will meet the approbation of the taxpayers.
It was a short task to arrive ut the conclu
sion that It the bills now outstanding and
the deficit of the Board of Education were
to be made a draft on the 1898 levy It would
be Impossible t'oxkoeri the levy below 30
mills. But It was equally certain that a
levy of 30 njJUs or moro would produce a
protest all al fljv\tho line , and It was de
cided that some scheme must be evolved by
which a comparatively low levy could bo
secured. After a good deal of figuring a
plin hao been suggested which promises to
meet all dllllcultlcs and make It possible for
the city to get along with a levy of 25 mIKs
for 1S9S. It has been pretty generally dis
cussed by members of the council and will
probably be followed. Its principal feature
consists In taking up the refunding brad
ordinance , which has been hanging lire for
several months , and using the bonds to take
' up the bulk of the ouMandicigvarr.iuta. .
This will decrease the amount which must
j : be provided for by levy to the extent to
| i which bonds are Issued. It has a'.so been
practically decided that the Board of Edu
cation will he compelled to modify Its de
mands. The beard wants 5 mills , but the
council will ask It to content Itself with not
more ttan 3 mills. The councilman Insist
that It would not be practical for the board
to attempt to take up Its entire deflr-lt this
year. The regular municipal expenses will
be exceptionally heavy on account of the
' expedition , and they figure that this deficit
can be much easier met In 1S99 when other
, demands are lea pressing. The license ordl-
rcnco which Is now under consideration will
Insure a revenue from general licenses of
I I not less than $25,000 , while the police- court
fines will probably bo materially increased.
This with the increased revenue from saloon
licenses and a levy of 2 or 3 mills Is ex
pected to run the Echools and pay off a con
siderable proportion of the deficit. The coun
cil will take the position that the board
ahould be satisfied with this and not press
the council for a big levy this year.
If this plan Is adopted there will be no
great difficulty irt keeping tfte levy Inside of
25 trills , aiicl the general expression of the
taxpayers who have been consulted on t 'e '
subject Is ( hat such a levy would be gen-
eially satisfactory. No slate has been nude
on the distribution of the levy , as this will
depend to some extent en the amount and
class of warrants that may be taken up by
the refunding bonds.
In connection with the refunding bond
Issue thci'e Is a good deal of talk of making
the Issue sufficiently large to provide funds
for tlie erection of a city jail on one of the
city lots. The city jail proposition has been
unsuccessfully .tackled . by two councils.
j-Numerous prcriosltlans for the erection of a
jail have bocu received , but none of them.
were satisfactory. ' 'More recently the Ad
visory Heard received a lot of propositions to
rent buildings to the city for jail purposes ,
but these have never been acted on. The
Advisory Board claims the right to act In
the matter , while the coucicllmen assert that
It Is a prerogative of the council. During
this conflict of authority the original que.s-
tkn eeems to "have " drcpped out of sight.
Meanwhile the present quarters are a source
or continual complaint , and all city ofllclals
unite In condemning them as a disgrace to a
city of metropolitan pretensions. It is as
serted that the city can put up a building
as economically as any one else , and thurc
save the profit that would go to the cor >
tractor , If the job was let to some private
Individual. ATtie / only trouble Is the fact
that the city has no money , but It is be
lieved that n plan may bo arranged by
which a sulHclent sum can be raised through
the contemplated funding bonds and a perma
nent and satisfactory bulldiog erected at a
cost of not more than $15,000. The matter
haa been turned over to City Attorney Cou
ncil for an opinion on the legal question
Involved and it will be taken up when he re
turns from Washington ,
City Coimcll'H OlHiiiiHlllon Toward
Sonic Wutor Works Ordliinnccx.
The city council has informally decided to
place the ordinance submitted by the expo
sition officials , -which 'waives the right of
purchase of the plant of the Omaha Water
company , on file. The members take the po
sition that they have no Interest In the ordi
nance , which was drawn and submitted by
ot.lEldo parties , and that It represents an ef
fort on the part of certain interested individ
uals to get the scheme through and shoulder
the responsibility on the council. Consequently
quently they will refuse to take any action
whatever. Stunt's ordinance ordering the
water company to place hydrants at the ex
position grounds will be postponed for the
present. There Is already a deficit of over
$75,000 In the water rent fund , and as the
council can only levy $160,000 for that fund ,
additional hydrants are regarded as out of
the question , unle&s It Is proposed to violate
the plain provision of the charter.
Park Hoard mill Sired HiilMvuy.
The proposition of the street railway com
pany to occupy a portion of the Twentieth
street boulevard by the extension of Its line
to the exposition grounds promises to Inter
fere with tlie plans of the Board of 1'arlc
Commissioners in regard to the bridges over
the lagoon.
An originally planned , the bridges are to
bo a permo'neuMinprovoiriPiit In connection
with the boulevari ] . But If the street Is to
bo permanently occupied by the street rail
way tracks the members of the board con
tend that Its usefulness as a boulevard Is at
an end , and that It would consequently bo a
waste of money to build the bridge. There
Is already movement on foot on the part
of Interested property owners to have the
boulevard changed to Twenty-second street
on account of thu street railway extension ,
and In this case the board would bo left
with a $10,000 bridge on Its hands for which
It would have no possible use.
SI ( > | IK MllllllllIKSIllll'kH. .
The ordinance changing the fire limits to
Include the territory adjacent to the expo
sition grounds has put a stop to what prom
ised to be an Inuridstlon , of frame and can
vas shacks In that locs'ltj. The new ordi
nance rigidly prohibits the erection of any
frame or canvas building or addition , as
well as the removal of uucli a building from
any other locality to the territory desig
nated. The violation of the ordinance IB
punishable by a flue of from $25 to $100 for
every day the objectionable structure is al
lowed to remain.
Very Kctv
The council , sitting as a board of equaliza
tion , has received comparatively few protuats
so far on the 1S9S asicRsmcnt. A largo num
ber of property owners visit the council
chamber for the purpose of looking over the
book a and ascertaining what their uest-'ss.
munts are , but comparatively few of thim
have decided to make complaints.
Mortality llfoonl.
The fallowing births and deaths were re
ported at the health olllco during the
hours ending at *
twenty-four noon yeatcrday
Births dccTKe Kamcl , 1320 I'lerca itrept ,
boyj nirhard Waters , 2230 South Twentieth ,
boy ; W , H , Large , 3302 Liavcnwonu , girl ;
Andrew SJcstedt , 2C15 Varkcr , girl ; Andrew
Grant , Thirty-fifth and C 8telar ! , boy.
Deaths Anna Mack , 71 , Fifty-fourth and
Woolworth avenue , tumor , Interment at Mil-
lavd : Mary Oats , 31 4024 Orand avenue , For
est 1/uui ; Alice Johnson , 30 , 1101H South
Seventh , Klkhorn , Neb.
Paying Off Warrniitu ,
City Treasurer Edwards has called In war
rants amounting to upward of $30,000. They
arc drawn on the general , fire , police , lightIng -
Ing nnd health funds.
UK. n.u'iii : ( iius : \VAMIIMTO\ : \
Clilof SiirutMin of tin * UcpnrliiiiMit of
tinI'lntti * TrniiHfvrrr-iK
Orders hnvc been received at the head
quarters of the Department of the 1'latle
transferring Colonel Dallas Uache , chief ur-
Kecti and dlrcctcr of the medical department ,
to duty at Washington , D. C. , where ho will
bo placed In charge of the museum nnd li
brary division of the surgeon general's of
fice and bo assigned , April 10 , as professor
of military nicdlclno In the Army. Medical
school. Dr. Bache will bo relieved from
duty as chief surgeon of thh department
January 20 , and will leave Otcaha for Wash
ington three or four days after that time.
His family will leave the city about the first
of the next month.
Dr. Bacho has been mcdlcnl director of the
Department of the I'lntto since July 10 , 18S9 ,
almost nine years , and lie Rtatcd this mornIng -
Ing that It was with feelings of some regret
that he considered the necessity pt'sevorlng
the very pleasant relations which ) jad been
formed during that period , but there were
circumstances , ho sold , which made the
change a pleasant one. Not only is the as
signment considered a mcst//j } lrftblo one ,
and one which Is reasonably permanent In
its nature , but Washington Is the old homo
of the doctor ho having been uorn In tut
navy yard at that point , and many of hlii
relatives live In and about the national cap
At the time he first took up his residence
In Omaha Dr. IJaclio bora the rank of major ,
and since that time ho has been promoted
twice , his present rank being that of colonel.
No Intimation has been given as to who Is
to be detailed to eucceuu Dr. Bacho as chief
surgeon of this department. * ,
Major Nyc , -011101 commissary of the Dcpirt-
ment of t'.ie I'ldtte , has received instructions
from Washington to Inspect 75,000 pounds or
bacon , which has been sold bv Swift End
Company , South Omaha , to Iho commissary
department for transport to Alaska to re
lieve the suffering w'jlch Is supposed to exist
among the Klondike gold hunters. Tin-
bacon IB wrapped In muslin and two sides
are then encased In ono "Runny sack. An
Inspector of thedcportimnt will make the
Inspection today anl the meat will be
shipped to Seattle.
FrtMJ tillliint I'liilcrni'Ht on Tliri'r
Charm'H of Iliirulnry.
Fred Glllam Is under arrest OE bet-tig an
expert harness thief. John Alderman , 9Iii
North Twenty-fifth avenue , showed the de
tectives some harness which he had purchased -
chased from Gillani , which was afterttar.Vs
Identified by Itoddnan & Webb , butchers
at 2005 North Twentieth street. The harness
was taken from the barn of the fjrm about
the middle of last month. A window had
been broken down In order to obtain It Oi
the strength of this evidence Gillani IMS
been charged with burglary. Later the de
tectives called again at Alderman's place
and he showed them other h > : rneo which lit
had bought of Glllam which was Identified
as some which hud been stolen from the barn
of Stove Robinson , 2627 Seward street. Alder
man also stated that Glllam had attempted
to sell him some harneis which from de
scriptions he recognize 1 > ; s tome which had
been stolen from Uomlnlck Harte , 2118 Bur-
dette street. Complaints In each case charg
ing burglary will be filed against Glllam.
Doti-cllvcN Unk < : Midi1'
Detectives have been working on the Wll-
mot hold-up case , but have gained little In
formation which will -be of use In running
down the perpetrator of the job. Mr. Wllmot
was rciidorcJ extremely nervous by the oc
currence of Monday night and could give but
a meager description of his assailant yester
day morning. Jle feels positive that the man
who held htm up must have been him change
the $20 bill at Qulnn's saloon , watched him
place It in his pocket , and then followed him
until the proper place for the job was
reached. lie says he cannot Identify the man
who stole his money even should he be ar
IColiof IIiul Ills Kim.
Bob Kehoe , a stone worker employed In
the Louisville quarries , drew his pay nnd
cnme to this city to enjoy It. After visit-
Ini ; several salooiiB he went Into the res
taurant near Tenth and Ilarney streets unil
aMted for u bowl of oyster soup. When
It was pluc2l liufoie him It fulled to suit
and after wauls with the proprietress hs
laid a nickel down on the counter In pay
ment and then tossed the soup at his
hostess. Kehoe was arrested. After mak
ing u plea that he would lose his Job If Ben-
tencecl to the county j.ill for the offense
Judge Gordon discharged him on condition
that hu would immediately return to his
stone cutting ,
AVrld'H u I.i'Hi'ito .MlniirMolii Di'llin-
criitlc CuiiiinltUf.
MINNEAPOLIS , Jan. 11. The democratic
central committee , met today in executive
session , The feature of the mooting was the
reading of a letter to Chairman Hosing from
Senator Jones , the national chairman , whkM ,
by Implication , sUongly urged fusion In
Minnesota. Following la.un extract from tlio
letter : ' w Vf"
There Is but one way for Uio gold men
to bcut us , and that In for us to be divided ,
dither by the machinations Of the gold
men or by our obstinacy. It l.i of the
( jroatest Importance , therefore , In this strug-
Klo that our people everywhere/ manifest
the greatest forbearance toward thorfo
agreeing with them an the main Issues and
do not agree with them in dotnllH. When
the magnitude of thu interests Involved aru
fully considered I have no doubt that our
own people will stand together solid as a
stone wall In defense of the right. The
moHt cheering news from the different sec
tions cornea to mo. Numbers of. democrats
who were permiaded to abandon the party
a year ago UK- back In line unconditionally ,
with a determination to stand for all time
with the party. We are making accesslona
dally from those who htivo been heretofore
politically antagonistic to us. I feel that
with tempjrato notion on the part of the
democrat ! ) , Hllvcr republicans and populists
that nn overwhelming ; victory will he ac
complished nt the oli'ctlon next November.
The * question of fusion has already caut > ed
Eomo friction among the various elements In
this state , which Chairman Jones' letter Is
expected to allay.
Act'lili'iilnl ll i'ovri-y nt tileKillxoii
U'orkK ,
NEW YOUK , Jan , 11. The Herald says
that Thomas A Edison has accidentally dis
covered what ho believes to bo a new metal
which will do away with the plow and costly
procest of making malleable Iron , Exhaust
ive experiments will be made and If they are
BiicctVHful It Is promised that 'full ' details
will be given to the public , It In dMertcu
that after a lot of Iron had been run through
a magnetic ore separating mill the pigs
were token from the blast furnace as usuil
to be cooled and broken up , The lot In ques
tion moved refractory , for the pig * resisted
all efforts of Iho men with heavy sledgeu
to break them. The fact w < ie submitted to
chrmlstt ] and the theory was formed that
there wan dome hitherto unknown substance
In the Iron need nnd this Is believed to be
a new metal ,
Oriuii i : Crop In Kino ,
LOS ANCIHM3S , Tal. , Jun , ,11-The orange
crop of southern California , now being -
lmrvt'i > U'd , Is In prlmn condition. Although I
tlicrd was an unexpee-tcd fall of snow ,
yet the fruit WUE > not UarniiKed. T/ui / DHOW
wuu light and aoin melted. It was fal
lowed by rain which will Uo tnuch good to I
growing crops , '
Honored by Unanimous Vote of His Font
Olllccr DIIIM-II nnd Commit *
teen for llu * Term Viiiioiiiiccil
INlliunlc of KvK'iiNi-H | for
tlie Ciirrt-nl Var. .
During the next year , William I. KlorstcaJ
will servo as chairman of the Board of
County Commissioners. The question wna
settled at the ( list meeting of the board , held
yesterday morn'ng.
At 10:10 : o'clock the county commissioners
met In regular session with A. C , Harte , who
was elected last fall , succeeding 13. M. Htcn-
berg. whoso term has expired , and who U
now serving the county as a deputy In the of
fice of the register of deeds. The meeting
was called to order by County Clerk Havorly ,
who announced that this was the occasion of
the first meeting of the board this year , anil
that It was the meeting when according to
the provisions of the statutes the members
would elect their chairman.
Without any preliminaries. Commissioner
Ostrom nominated CommliisioiH'r Klorsteail
for the position of chairman. Commissioner
Hector seconded thu nomination , whereupon
Commissioner Harte moved that the election
be by acclamation. Commissioner Hector
said that under the rules if the board thu
election must bo by ballot. The clerk was
instructed to call the roll nnd In answering
to their nnines , all of the members voted for
Commissioner Klerste-ad , who afterward was
escorted to the chair , from which hu thanked
his associates for the honor conferred and
stated that during the > ear hu would try to
do his duty and preside In a manner that
would be satisfactory to nil.
Commissioner Ostrom movid that the rules
governing the deliberations of the boaiddur-
Inir 1S ! > 7 bo adciite-d ns tinruji'tt fur Iho en
suing year. The motion prevailed , after
which Chairman Kicrstead announced the
committees as follows :
Finance Owtrom , Hoclor , llarte.
Judicialy Hot-tor , Ootiotn. llofeldt.
Court House unil Jull Unrto , Hector ,
Charity Harto , O. = trom , llofeldt.
Poor Farm Hot-tor , HofoliH. Ostrom.
Ito.uls llofeldt , Ostrom , Harte.
Bridges O.stiom , Hoctor. llarte.
Construction Hector and tin- entire board.
The following ciitimato of expenses for the
year 1S9S was inndu :
General fund $230,000
Douglas county addition judgment
fund 120000
Hold fund 75.0W
llrhlKo fund 50.000
Sinking fund 50,000
Soldiers' ri-llof fund 8 , K )
The e-stlmate la the same as last year , with
the exception ttiat there is an Increase ot
$25,000 In the estimate for the n ad fund.
The estimate fcr the judgment fund Is con
ditional , and will bo canceled If the supreme
coict : holds that the poor rarm funding bond
Issue Is legal. As this was the meeting
for making the annual cntlmato , the county
commissioners had to act at this time , anil
hi doing so they went upon the theory that
t'je supreme court might decide ugainst the
Frank E. Moorcs gave notice that ho had
aioealed from the dcclpbn ot the board
whereby Ills' claims 'or fees aggregating
? 20.770.25 had been rejected.
C. L. Harris , deputy county clerk , Hied hla
t/ond In the sum of $10.000 , with a guaranty
company as surety.
The bond of Louis Grebe , deputy sheriff ,
In the sum ot $10,000 , with U. T. Mount ,
George W. Warcham , George W. Fltchett
and T. E. Price as sureties , was filed.
The United States National bank ( lied a
bond in i\ic \ sum of $100,000 ftcKio care nnd
custody of county deposits. The bccid was
signed by Iho directors of the bank ns sure
ties. This and the other nondu wont to the
committee on judiciary and the county at
W. W. Eastman was appointed member
of the Soldiers' Relief cnmiiil. loii to suc-
ccej T. L. Hull , whose term of ofilce had
The Myers-Dillon Drug company asked to
be released from Its contract to furnish
drugs to the county. Officers of the comp' ny
stated that when they made the bid they
did so with the understanding that they
were to supply tlie prescriptions. If they
could not have- the prescriptions they did not ,
want to furnish thu drugs. The matter waa
referred ,
Some of the Grand Army posts of the city
endorsed W. G. Templeton for a position lit
the olllco of the county clerk. The whole
matter was jofcrred to County Clerk Haverly.
County Judge Baxter filed his official 10-
port for the lost quarter of 1S97 and the
first days of the present month. The report
showed that for the period covered tno
office paid expense.- . ' and a surplus of $201.1-1.
Herman Cromwell filed an application ,
asking to bo appointed a janitor at tlio court
[ louse. Mrs. C , B , l > ikc filed her application
In which ehc asked that the commissioners
appoint her aa superintendent of the Textile-
department for the exposition. The YVtstern
Seed and Irrigation company asked that It.
Englerr.au be appointed n member of the
Douglas county commission for thu exposi
All of the toqucsts for office were referred ,
to be considered at some fiui ) equcnt meet
ing of the hoard.
This morning the county commissioners
will meet , nt which time they will
take up the hearings on the protests against
granttag licensesto sa'ooi men who uro
operating saloons outside of the city llmlta.
Mcc'llnu' of ( InMrn'M ( 'Inn.
The regular fortnightly meeting of the
Mcn'H Clan wan held Monday night t
Trinity Methodl t chuici at Tweiity nTat
ind Illnncy htret-ts. A large audience at
tended. Supreme Chief C. F.Yllir WIIH In
tbu clialr , ( MriHtcr of Hull * 1-3. A. I'nnm'lce ,
JIlBh Historian W. H. WMm- , High .M IHIT |
of CYn < monlt ! < M. M , Hamlln , High Chief C
W. Dol/unutrt' , Master ot the Uxrhequer
John J. TomH arid High I'oi-t Dr. K H.
flnnilpryon were all in ilii-lr ri' pcellvo
pi a COM. Very Interesting antoblographlcM
wcro re.'iil by W. It. Ilonun , C. Al. Scnnel-
ilcr , Mr. Uuhrsen , Dornuy H. Houck and Dr.
3 , U. Patten. While nil the aiitoblogrnnhlpH
were exceedingly good , that of Judge llonck
was especially Inture-ctlng , liecauHo JIIIJKO
11 out-k recltul his cxpeilonco In fiu Mux'r.in
war and In the Wnr of theIti'lielllon ,
Judge Houck wan prem-nt when President
Mncoln was n .snsnlnated In Karri'H theater
a ml In hl autobiography ho gave n very
Kraphlo description o' that Bad event , li. K.
LUCJIIH read a well wrlHe-n i"Bay on "Tho
Thousand lulandH , " M M. Ilnmlln nnd K.
II. Moore declaimed In a very masterly
style , and John J. Tom.1 ! Hanir a nolo that
wat well rceulvt-d. At tlio conclusion , In a
very cnthuAlaHtlc manner , n HOUK compoHcU
L > y ono of the meinbi-rw of the clan , entitled
"Men'H Clan of Trli Ity , " \\uf nung. Thla
HOUK IM to be rendered next Monday night
at the public- entertainment which the clan
will nlvc at that tlmtt at tin- church ,
KOIIII < / ( - Mriiiorlnl Clnircli 1C I < < ( ! on ,
The KonnUo Memorial Lutheran church
hflri Its annual coneu'Witloimi nu'ctlnj ; Alon.
day night. Very eiirouriiglnd rcportH wcrq
read Knowing all BocIetlcH and Sunday
Hchools In a most proHpcroiiK condition , The
treasurer reportul l.irper m-i-Ipts than for
tcwral year ? . Thla church recently voM n
nli-ce of property In order to pay off all
inortpiiKo Inik'bte-dm'Hs and before long Ihu
church will Htand In thu center of Iho
city with a magnificent property t-iitliely
frui ) from debt. The eiwlopu nyntein of
wuekly offVilngH him junl been adopted to
provide for the nalarles and current ex-
jx'iiBe.H. A largo piT'X'iitut'e of thu inein-
licrxhlp has already begun to IIHO the
weekly Hyatein of contilhutlon and It In
expected that the KlftH of 'he inany H in-ill
lint regular amounts will provldu limply to
DUHlnln the Krowlni ; work Hie church In
catryliw on. The illlccra circled last night
w re' Hlchard Hlnghnm , H , J. Penfjlil ,
Henry Harte , O. I' . Goodman , H. O , Hell.
l > sllu J. Allen , M. W. Hwnln , AndrevM
Nlclueri and Charles A. urlmmel.

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