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Rsalty Dealers After the Trans
portation Bureau I I
The Realty Sales Made Yesterday Business
and Other Notes Queries Kecsivcd by
the Chamber of Commerce
There was a large and enthusiastic meet
ing of the real estate men yesterday morn
ing Several thousand dollars of money
was offered on call after which the regular
weekly business meeting of the exchange
was called to order by President Lett who
stated that a gentleman was in attendance
1 who had some important matters to which
he desired to call tho attention of the ex
4 change Major Wilkes then stepped for
ward and addressed tho exchange on tho
subject of the building of the Salt Lake
Hailey Puget Sound railroad the pro
posed lino from Salt Lake to the north
west through Idaho and Oregon the
prospectus of which has heretofore
leon published in these columns
He stated the road had been incorporated
along its entire length from Salt Lake city
under the laws of Idaho which were more
liberal than Utah and that all the rights
and franchises for building the road from
Salt Lake city to Junction Bar near the
Idaho line had been transferred to him
The line is to be an exclusive Salt Lake
line and ho was prepared to enter into
negotiations with ten or twelve enter
I I prisiup persons to assist in building the
line He ten described the course the
i iad would take ana the rich mineral
resources of the country tributary to it
The cost of building in Utah and
the Snake river country U very
cheap the building ana equipment not ex
ceeding 13500 per mile The road would se
en re all the patronage that it could handle a
there were Hundreds of mines which pro
duced lot grade ores that could ship over
the Union Pacific lines until the rate was
raised 3 ton which practically
per practcaly pro
hibited that class of ore being marketed
and in consequence of this rise many
luines were closed down The major
F stated that he was now engaged in securing
contracts from the different mineowners
who had properties situated in the districts
tributary to this line to furnish a certain
number of ores for shipment each day
over this lino He proposed to use these
contracts in backing up the bonds which L
were to be issued and placed on the eastern
market The enterprise was to be ex
clusively Salt Lake and he needed the ten
cr twelve men to complete the organization
and that only 615000 more was needed to
assure the success of the enterprise
President Lett said that the real estate
exchange was heartily in sympathy with
the enterprise and would do all they could L
to aid It
Secretary Montgomery then presented I
tho following communication which was I
read Dy the president
lon H C Lett President of the Salt Lake
Heal Estate Exchnnge
My Dear Sir hereby tender my resignation
as secretary the Salt Lake real estate ex
change to take effect Irom and after Wednes
day January 2 lt > 9l
Yours very respectfully
Accompanying this was the following
document which was also read
To tho Members or the Real Estate Exchange
In taking this step I wish to bay a few words
regarding my association with the exchange
during the past Coming among you as I did
an entire stranger I assure you that I appreci
cinte the honor of being chosen from so many 1
who were from the standpoint of experience
better gualilied to assume tn duties and re
sponsibilities of secretary to a body of men who
with energy and business ability have laid the
groundwork of a city which they haie said shall
he second to none west of Chicago and est of
han Francisco and from the character of the
jnenti ho compose this ccls nge coupled with
the natural advantages of Salt Lake city I do
not hesitate to prohesy that a few short S
ill verify your words
Gentlemen tendering my resignation I
wsu to thank our worthy president Colonel
2eU for Ws kindness ana helping hand also
the board of directors and every member of the
exchange for the courteous treatment I have
liean thc recipient of at their hands and I assure
you that I shall always look back with pleas
ant recollections upon my connection with this
exchange both officially and socially How
txer I wish to say right here in explanation of
3ry resignation that watching you from day to
tiny upon the floor of this exchange it has cre
ncd a Ocsire to become one of the prosccetive
millionaires of Salt Lake city Therefore in
order to do this I sever my connection officially
only to become one of the boys and be a full
Hedged real estate agent with the best and
cheapest bargains lobe found both in residence
and business property
Gentlemen of the exchange I once more
thank you one and all for past kindnesses and
5n becoming an active member of this exchange
1 trust my future actions will merit a continu
ance Yours very respectfully
JOHN MoNTGOilEitY jii Secretary
Judge Colborn expressed his apprecia
tion of the services rendered by the secre
tary and said that the good will of the en
tire exchange would go with him He then
moved that a vote of thanks he tendered
the retiring secretary for his efficient
services and that
the resignation be
cepted The motion prevailed and several
members expressed their regret at his
resignation but congratulated him on enter
iujr the ranks of the real estate dealers
H V Meloy was then appointed to act a
temporary secretary of the exchange
The question of the future existence of
the exchange was then taken up and Mr
Whitehead asked t withdraw his resolu
tion relating to thu method of raising funds
to l o expended in advertising the city etc
as introduced at the executive session held
one week ago Mr Wantland suggested
that 1 committee be appointed to visit
property owners and to secure an advertis
ing fundof SOlO but no action was taken
in the matter
Judge Colborn suggsted that it would be
beneficial to all parties concerned to secure
f quarters in the new chamber of commerce
building where they would be comfortably
located and have free access to the collec
lection of Utahs natural products The
interests of the
intrcts two bodies were nearly
identical and they should bo more closely
allied and work together for their mutual
welfare Mr Colburn
then moved that a
committee of five of which J W White
bead was to be the chairman should bo ap I
pointed to formulate plans for the continu
ance of the exchange to report t the ex I
change a plan for reducing the ranks of the
exchange to live members only and also to
confer with the chamber of commerce
4 in reference to tho securing of accommoda
tions in the new buildintr reducing the ex
4 pense etc The following committee was
Appointed to act J W Whitehead jr
Judge Colborn W J Osborn George
Tousoy and G W Leonard
The committee on transportation then
presented the following report
Mr President and Gentlemen of the Salt Lake
Real Estate Exchange
Your committee appointed to act in concert
with a similar committee from the chamber of
commerce Ula comer with the officials of the
different railroads centering in this city with a
jew Cl obtaining for this city nat rate not to ex
ceed tnS present transcontinental terminal
rates also that the carload rates to Salt Lake
city 3 > lus the local rates to any point tributary
toSalt Lake shall not exceed the less tnan
carload rates from the terminals to the point
Mentioned bess to submit the
menioned following re
ports We are in possession of a communica
tion Jrom the secretary of the chamber of com
merce towii t you secretary which i as follows
SALT LAKE CITY Utah Jan 15 1691
Mr John Montgomery Jr Secretary Salt
Lake Real Estate Ex hang Secretar
My DEAl SmI am receipt of your com
munication of the 15th inst in which you note
tiefact that the real estate exchange has ap
pointed a committee to act upon certain mat
tcrslejrardlng transportation to and from Salt
lnTply 1 will say that tho chamber of com
merce has a standing committee known as the
transportation bureau of the Salt Lake cham
ber of commerce to which are referred all
matters pertaining to its department The di
rectors have Instructed me t refer your com
muuicution tothc transportation bureau This
bureau has already taken up with the proper
c2 officials such matters a referred to
in your communication You will notice by the
dispatches from Chicago in this mornings
paper that it is at work In this direction Pres
ident Simon of tho chamber of commerce and
exofflcio chairman of the transportation
bureau and Mr W CD Allen commissioner
of the transportation bureau had previously ar
ranged and have been authorized by the board
of directors to proceed t Chicago and supple
ment with a personal interview the protest
rtilch they some days since tiled In a formal
m tanner with the railway authorities
The chamber of commerce would be pleased
a t any time to have the real estate exchange
u mite and cooperate with them In any matters
in which your exchange may desire topartici
pate Yours very respectfully
Secretary Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
From this letter i would appear that the real
state exchange was but the tall of the dis
crimination 1te and that we were coming In
o m the trail of the transportation bureau of
oS trnsportaton
Sal Lake chamber of commerce which is in
r eality a child of the agitation of the freight dis
c criminations began i this body and carried
hrough successfully to the completion of a
most exhaustive and detailed report of the dis
criminations against this city by the joint com
mittee The transportation bureau received
v erbal reports and recommendations from the
jp oint committee from time to time during the
p rogress of their work Taking advantage of
the labors of that committee the bureau have
amalgamated their recommendations and with
out consulting either of their members who
cw cnsulig eiter
worked with tho joint committee they have en
deavored to do this city an everlasting
bo icneflt with one sweeping net by passing
officials and
iver the heads of the local omcial
a ippointing two members of their body to pro
eed t Chicago and supplement with a personal
intervIew the protest which they some days
jinca filed In a formal manner with tho
railroad authorities We are confident that
had the bureau of transportation followed the
recommendations of the joint committee who
gave this subject months of study in all its
details and consulted with the members of the
chamber who worked on the joint committee
and 1 necessary sent them to appear before
he Transcontinental association in defense of
he committee we are confident that conces
ions positively advantageous to our city would
ave been made The transportation bureau
o if the Salt Lake chamber of commerce not
nly ignored these members of tho chamber
who gave months of thentime studying these
questions in their acton in this matter but
have treated the exchange with injustice to say
nothing of tho discourtesy in not asking their
cooperation In carrying out in the smallest
degree tho recommendations of the joint com
mittee We understand that the commissioner
at tho transportation bureau of the Salt Lake
chamber of commerce has submitted to the
secretary of the chamber of commerce of Spo
kane Falls an account of the acton taken by
he bureau together with copies of the
reports and freight tables showing tno
discriminations existing in the transcon
tinental rates referred t and an outline
of tho proposed acton of our merchants in
pooling their business and tcstin the principle
involved which is hoped will secure this city
the concessions desired While we appreciate
the situation of our Washington neighbor we
condemn the action of the commissioner as
Spokane Falls is not a parallel case with Salt
Lake city and any exposure of the private no
tions of our merchants is not only a breach of
trust but detracts from our case and lessens
the possibility of us gaining the points we de
sire Your committee waited upon Mr Ecclrs
and presented him with a letter addressed to
Mr Bancroft and himself of the Union Pacific
railroad and upon Mr Bennett and presented
that gentleman with a similar letter addressed
to himself and Mr Dodge and these gentlemen
assured us that our letters and charts will
reach their proper destination A similar let
ter and charts was also sent to Mr C F Smurr
general freight agent of the Southern Pacific
Zfi cgl
railroad i at San Francisco California rJ fol
lowing is a copy of the letters and the charts
are the same as those submitted by the joint
committee to ihs exchange in their report
14 SALT LAKE CITY Jan 201891
DEAn SIRS We are appointed by the real
estate exchange to wait upon you and induce
you i possible to present your company the
discriminations in freight rates against Salt
Lake city which your company in connection
with the Transcontinental association imposes
upon us We believe that you as individuals
realize the great injustice that is practiced
against this city by the railroads carrying the
freight to and from Utah and < we believe that
i it were in your power you would right the
wrong without delay We he erare ask you
to present our case as it is presented to you
The charts accompanying this letter show the
discriminations on only a few articles but suf
ficient we think to serve as an illustration on
all goods shipped to and from Salt Lake city
We most respectfully ask your ccmpany
through you to recommend to the Trans
continental association that they make
the rate on all goods t this city the
same as the transcontinental terminal rate on
the same article Also that the carload rates
to Salt Lake city plus the local rate to any
point tributary to Salt Lake shall not exceed
the less than carload rate from the terminal to
points mentioned We define the country tribu
tary to Salt Lake city as follows Rock Springs
on the cast Dillon on the north Huntington on
the northwest and the end of your lines on the
south We also ask that your company recom
mend the association to limit the points com
mon to the Iowns from Ogdento SpanishFor
inclusive In asking you to limit the common
points as mentioned above we do so on the
ground that the towns between Ogden and
Butte City are on a branch line as well as those
south of Spanish Fork t Nephi and that the <
towns from Spanish Fork to Ogden are on
through lines In support of our request to you
to recomend to your company to give to Salt
Lake city the transcontinental terminal rates
we claim that the rate which i 8 per cent in
advance of an already remunerative rate i suf
ficient to satisfy the most avaricious Stock
holder in your company By this we mean to
say that our merchants are willing to pay
SMTfor a COOuOpound carload of staple mer
chandise while their San Francisco neighbors
pay gitg for a similar carload of the same kind
of merchandise for the same service which will
be a saving of 578 a car over our present rate
which amounts to 5373 or IOC per cent greater
than the rate from the Missouri river to Ogden
or Salt Lake on San Francisco freight We
also ask that you request your company to give
us on all ores shipped from intermountain min
ing towns to Sat Lake the same rate per ton
per mile they give Kansas City from tho same
towns and by so doing they will open the way
for the capitalists who are waiting for such an
acton on their part in order to put in smelters
at this point AVe also ask that your company
use their influence with the classification com
mittee to induce them i possible to simplify
the joint western classification
hln submitting this to you we feel confident
that you will cheerfully use your influence to
bring about thedebired result
J W WiirrEiiEAD JR
Judge Colborn moved that the report be
adopted and spread on the minutes of the
exchange and that a certified copy be for
warded to the chamber of commerce Con I
siderable discussion then followed as to the i
action of the chamber of commerce on the
transportation question
A motion was then offered by Judge Col
born aud adopted as follows
That the president of this exchange be ap
pointed a committee of one to confer with the
officers of the Salt Lake chamber of commerce
for the purpose of drafting a protest addressed
to S H H Clark general manager of the Union
Pacific railroad protesting against the re
ported action of the officials of the Union Pacific
railroad in reference to the removal of their
headquarters and shops from this city to Ogden
The exchange then adjourned for one
The Chamber of Commerce
Secretary Gillespie found the following
letters in his mail bag yesterday
A party residing at Westphalia Kan is
coming here to locate
I An El Paso capitalist will soon be in Salt
Lake to look around the city
A Cheyenne gentleman wants a hot of
advertisine matter for distribution 10t
From Hampton Ill a gentleman will
come to Salt Lake city for good
A La Grande Ore party is anxious to
learn something respecting Salt Lake city
and Utah
A New York capitalist telegraphs for
twelve set of printed matter of Sat Lake
city and Utah which are wanted by in
vestment companies of that city
Requests were received for printed mat
ter from the following places mat
Rochelle I Peoria Il New York
city McKeesport Pa Homestead Pa
San Jose CaL Chicago I Jackson
Howell Chelsea Idich Peru La Crosse
Layfayette Crawfordsville Ind Colum
bus 0 and Grand Island Neb
Alex Mitchells Purchase
G L Chamberlin Co yesterday sold
another handsome residence to Rev William
lam B Mabry for 58CO and have also
sold a i900 house to Alex Mitchell These
sales make forty modern and expensive I
houses which this firm has sold in Perkins
addition since December 15 the aggregate
amount of which reach S2SS000 which
makes the average cost of the houses 7200
each A good record for a new firm to
makes in a little over five weeks The
beautiful residence recently sold t David
Depuefor 10555 has been commenced and
is now in the course of construction The
last car of a train load brick to be used
in these houses arrived in the city yester
day and Mr Chamberlin said that another
train load of pressed brick would leave
Golden on next Monday for Perkins ad
Another Business House
Workmen were busily engaged yest r
da in tearing down tho old adobe building
on the south side of Third South street
just j east of the Main street corner and
which bas until recently been occupied a
a marble works When the debris has been
removed a brick store building will be
erected in its stead The new structure
will also extend eastward to Skowes1 un
d dertakine establishment and the rooms now
occupied a Chinese laundry will also be
removed which will give a frontage of
nearly eighty feet The building will ox
tend back a distance of seventy feet and
will be pushed so rapidly that it will bo
ready for occupancy by March 15 Messrs
Gone a Cone of the Foote Refrigerator
company have secured the contract
Heal Estate Notes
E L Craw Co yesterday sold lots 45
4647 and 4 block 7 in Midway addition
for S1CO
W D Lowe a Denver capitalist is now
on his way t Salt Lake and upon his ar
rival will vestheavily in real estate with
G L Chamberlin Co
The Midland Investment company yester
day sold two lots in Perkins Grand View
addition for SSOO The purchaser will erect
a 3500 residence on his lots
Rea Souther have negotiated the sale
of the stock of coods handled by Steele
Co to M A Campbell of Grand Junction
and an invoice is now being taken
Ed Senior was yesterday exhibiting a
photograph of the handsome new residence
which ho is erecting at Brighton and which
is now practically completed The front is
litted with plate glass and the structure is
the most modern and handsome building
between the Jordan river and the hike and
Mr Senior may well feel proud
ExSecretary Montgomery of the real
estate exchange when interviewed as to
his intentions for tho future stated that he
had associated himself with the real estate
firm of Beck Kennedy Co as a partner
and will assume his new role this morning
Mr Montgomery has proven himself very
efficient in the trying situation he has held
and has many friends who desire to see him
succeed in his new venture
Tho Realty Sales Yesterday
James Rogers to Paul Goddard lot 6
block 1 De Longs second addition8 603 I
Sylvia A Merrill to Russell C Woodruff
part of lot 7 block 1 plat F 900 I
Sylvia A Morrill t Salt Lake city part
of lot 7 block 1 plat F 1
Hymm Woodruff aud wife to Elizabeth C
Vhitmore part of lot 4 black S3 plat A 3500
George Hearst and wife to L W Coll
bath the Ashland and Ashland No 2
lode in West ountainnon 15000
William D Crosby and wife to B G Ray
bould et al lots 1 and 10 block 3 ten
acre A Big field 8000
Henry E Frost and wife to Lars Jensen
part of section 31 township 2 south
range least 8
Charles S Wilkes to Jennete Gawan
part of block S plat Cn u 400
Charles S Wilkes to Henry F Cowburn
part of block SO plat C 400
Samuel S Spencer to Stark Spencer lot
2 block 1 Main Street and State Road
addition uo u u 0 400
Thomas Mumford to Samuel Butterfleld
lots 1 and 4 block 23 Herriman City
plat uu u 1500
A G Hollister and wife to Theodore Bur
mester lots 18 and 20 block 51 Kinney
Gourlays plat 800
MtirionvHrShonelletal = to William J S
MaxnielU lot h bloclcipSplat 1
Louis AlDunsh > and wrfe Clarlcs G
j Bennettparto lqttt 1 h andT 2bIoch0
FerdfnaridfFl LetuyeV and wife tolriharfes 10
Ifil J6n6spsrt < 6flof4ItllocRC4platD 1
Tota1nn uuo Un uSUC
Abstracts ofctitlG to > rent estate situated
in Salt Lake county neatly accurately and
promptly furnished by the countyrecordor
Make a specialty of abstracts of title to
city and country property 265 S Main i
For Spring Trade is now Complete THE MOST ELEGANT LINE ever brought
to the city in laiity and Prices to suit al
Now is the time to decorate before the busy season Call and make your selection
P PALSTIC RELIEF the new decoration for Public Buildings and Private Residences
FRESCO WORK in Oil and Water
NEW SHOW ROOMS 137 E Second Sokth St
To Make Room we will Sell our
Entre Stock at Less Than Cost
Schweitzer do au Suit Co
The Only Exclusive Cloak and Suit Honse in Utab
Z CMI Shoe Factory
Th The est Cheape81 1
And Hoeade
All Styles Varieties and Prices j
r J
The Deals are Lively and a Good Showing
is Made
Business coqtinues brisk at the stock ex
change 34200 shares changing hands yes
terday Utah Oil taking the lead Ono
thousand shares of Anchor were sold at 7
Van Buskirk to Woolley 4000 shares of
Barnes Sulphur were bought of Bam
berger by Treweek at 2c Bamberger I
sold 1000 Crescent to Troweok at2ic and
100 Glencoe at 125 he also sold 300 Malad
to Stevenson attic and 500 to Woolley at
1Jie Another 100 shares of Mammoth
changed hands at 415 add Bamberger
bought 500 shares of Utah Lime and
Cement of Treweek at SS40 Stanley was
quite lively Bamberger buying 6500 from
TrewecE andVan B kirk at 18c and 19c
The sales closed < by Bamberger selling
10000 shares of On at 3cwtDOO of which
wasJpurchasediby Treweek and 2000by
Val BuMrk t t J f F
The2Tpllgwing is f record of yesterdays <
transactions t
S 0
190 181 8
Anchor < unu 7 0 I 1 0 7 OJ lCO
OD l04
Barnes 09 QJ 02 40
Congonuu m 5 15 15 10
Crescent 24 20 23 1030
Dalym HI CO I 19 OJ I 10 0 uuu 1
Glencoen 1 30 I N 1 30 100
Horn Silver 275 25 275 n 10
MaladC Oi 01 tlj 80
Mammoth hu 4 Hi 4 0 4 15 100
Northern apy u S L E hn 0
1 IS 19 fr
UtahLCGo 8 40 8 40 4 8 00
Utah 01 Co 0 0 3 lOO
TotaL mum C =
xclmnge rooms in basement of Walker opera
house block Mining men and visitors cordially oper
invited Call begins at 1 a m cordial
One would have supposed to gaze upon
last nights audience at the theatre that
the familiar old farcecomedy The Pri
vate Secretary was on its first presenta
tion instead of its fourth or fifth and that
such a cry as a scarcity of itioney had never
been heard in the land The house was
full below and Manager Burtons new
upholstered chairs just placed in the first
circle wore almost a generally occupied
The night was one of the most unbounded
hilarity and while we have undoubtedly
seen the comedy better rendered tho
present company give a good allaround
presentation of an even excellence that is
more gratifying to an audience than if one
character loomed up and dwarfed all tho
rest The version is much more complete
and full than that brought here by the
Grovels though nearly all the ludicrous
incidents are tho same and it is identical
we believe with that once performed here
by Gillette the author and Kennedy Mr
Dustan as the private secretary though he
had not the ovlliko seriousness Gillette
nor the unctiousness of young Grovor
convulsed the house and Mr Allen made
an excellent Cattermolo though he too
had to contend with the vivid recellection
retained of Kennedy Frank Tannehill jr
who was hero with the original company
played his old part with his usual clever
ness Aside from these there was nothing
striking though all parts yere respectably
filled Tho piece goes for the last time this
The Pauntieroy sale begins this morn
The Juch repertoire still remains unde
March cided The dates are the first week in
Merit Recognized
Who is called the Good Shepherd
children asked the teacher pleasantly
looking from one little face to another for
an answer that did not come
What she persisted Doesnt any one
know who i is that picks up thowandering
sheep and gathers them into the fold
Pleas mam piped up Willie FauntleJ
roys voice 11 guess I know
Who is it Wile asked the teacher
Its Jay Gould aint iti asked Willie
I Chicago Timu
k r i d <
Electric Street Railway Case
I Argued and Submitted
The Arguments Now in Progress Before the
Supreme Court Will be Sub
mitted ToJay
AH the judges were present when the
supreme court met yesterday morning
The expected opinion in the liquor license
case did not come no opinions at all being
The first case taken up was that of H
H Henderson et al vs Ogden City Rail
way company et al This is an appeal from
an order granting an injunction made on
the hearing of anorder to show cause en
joining the defendants from encumbering
the roadbed of the plaintiffs nod from per
muting the encumbrance placed thereon by
them to remain The Ogden City Railway
company obtained from the city council
on August 1SS3 a franchise for a license
for a double track railway on Washington
avenue and in pursuance of this franchise
built a single track on said street On
September 141890 theplaintiffs obtained a
franchise for a double or single track rail
way on Washington avenue and com
menced the construction of a roadbed on
the east side of the street They had laia a
part of the track when the defendants
took possession of the road bed and put per
manent Obstructions thereon The
plaintiffs fed a complaint to en
join tho trespass and on the hearing to
show cause Judge Miner granted a tempo
rary injunction from which the plaintiffs
appeal on the ground tnat the city had no
authority to grant th franchise to tho
plaintiff and that the franchise to the de
fendants was exclusive The case was ar
gued and submitted
In the afternoon the case of Fergus Fer
pusonvs C E Allen involving the title to
the office of clerk of the county court came
up Mr Brown opened for the plaintiff
and he devoted his time to discussing the
act of the judges of election at Murray in
refusing the votes of fifteen qualified
electors which lost Mr Ferguson the
office Mr Brown showed that these per
sons were entitled to vote that after their
votes had been refused they did every
thing that the law required of them in
order to vote Under these circumstances
he held that the rejected votes must
under the law bo counted for the plaintiff
At the close of this argument court ad
journed until this morning when Mr
Zane will reply for the defendantS
Creek is Discharged
In the cases of C TSt Creek and O Har
rington charged with vagrancy in which
the evidence for the prosecution was ad
duced Tuesday Justice Kahler yesterday
sustained Judge Powers motion for a dis
Mrs Hoffman Arraigns the
United States Government
She Scores Blaine and Scorches the Nation
for its Bad Faith With the Indians
and Negroes
Mrs Hoffman had a large audience at the
Methodist church last night Her propo
sition was that the United States Govern
ment is Not a Christian One She says
that a Christian government would be one
in which the spirit Christianity was in
fused into all public matters That the
United States had the word God in its con
stituj ion but that inaU its dealings with
the liquor traffic with the ndians and with
the negroes it had not acted as a Christian
government That the United States had
encouraged the liquor traffic that Secre
tary Blaine had sent circulars to all the
American ministers ia Central and South
America ordering them to find out what
chances there would be of introducing the
beer traffic into those countries The
United States has deluged the whole world
with liquor and when the British
parliament asked that the nations agree
not to have any liquor traffic with Africa
and the South Paclfid islands tho United
States was the only nation that refused to
cooperate In the treatment of the Indians
Mrs Hoffman says the go Vermont has acted
shamefully They have made treaties with
the Indians and broken them and that they
now owe the Indians 17000000 for reser
vations which were bought and never
paid for She repeated that the Indians
had been driven to the present out
break by the cruelty of the
government She said that the negroes
were emancipated because the north knew
they could not beat the south unless they
did so
jcollection was taken up and tho ser
vices ended with a benediction Mrs
Hoffman will lecture at the same place to
night on The Subject that Faces Us
At Heavens GatcS Peter Your
residence and business please
Applicant condensed and wrote for a
Detroit drug journal
St PeterStep on the elevator please I
Applicant hastily gets on and then asks I
eagerly Hov soon does it go up I
bt Peter severely It dcosnt go up it
goes down
Slides down Pacific Musical Journal
New Motherinlaw Joke Soninlaw I
cant understand why the comic papers
show such bad taste as constantly to pub
lish about the motheriiilavv
Mothorinlaw is really the greatest
injustice and I am glad to find a man at last
Soninlaw Yes it lathe greatest injus
tice A man is glad when he can for a mo
ment forget his < motherinlaw and to be
continually reminded of her in this way is
positiyely cruel Quebec Chronicle I
Wo made 1 run on the bank yesterday
writes an editor and we are SIO better I
today It was a railroad bank and we
beat the town marshal in a foot race
Atlanta Constitution
Philanthopist Hungry are you Well
heres a dime
Mr Collums thank you sir in the
name of the daily Bucket which represent
I am assigned to work up an article about
How the requests of Needy Mendicants
are Responded to by our Solid Citizens
Good day sirPuck
Heres an item about man who was
killed on railroad track said the reporter
terCall him victim of the deadly parallel
replied the editor Ex
Whats In a Name
A business man who has just returned
from a little inland town where he was
called to prosecute a suit against a country
merchant who had failed while owing him
a bill is in the best of spirits although ho
failed t win his case
Ive had my name mentioned in the
same sentence with Jay Gould said he
You wouldnt hardly believe It but out
there they think 1 stand in with tho wizard
of Wall street When my case came up
for trial the lawyer for the defense made a
pica to the jury for his client in the fol
lowing language
u Gentfcmenof the jury this hereclient
is an honest man These Jay Goulds of
Omaha of which plaintiff is chief are the
ones to whom all our troubles can be laid
Gentlemen I appeal to you for a verdict
in behalf of my client Will you give it
Tho jury was out but five minutes when
it brought in a verdict in favor of tho
country merchant The Railway Review I
Katuro as Our Kind Helper
Nature is always on tho side of the right I
and the good whether in morals or in
pliysica Moral health and physical health
are in the higher and the lower sphere re j
spectively perfect well being and where i
there is absence of inorul
an mO or physical I
health nature provides for its restoration
A bad man not utterly lost may become
good A diseased man not too far gone
may become sound again
The simplest form of physical recupera
tion Is the healing of a wound Bring the
parts together and keep them so and soon
the dissevered muscles and nerves and
blood vessels come again each to his fel
low and all the life processes go on t be
fore I it is impossible to unite the parts
nature taking more time for it fills up the
gap with new flesh and leaves nothing but
a scar
Even parts of internal organs brain
stomach liver intestines etc may be cut
away and perfect healing take place In
the case of wounds orulcers too large to be
otherwise healed bits of skin may be
transferred to them from other parts of the
body or from the body of some other per
son or even from rome young animal and
each bit will become the center of a new
growth and the wound thus he healed com
pletely and with little or no disfigurement
And this power of recuperation is not
confined to the flesh Not only do broken
bones readily grow together but even i I
large portions areremoved new bpne < may I
fill up the spacebetween the severed parts
and thoroughly reunite them Xouths I
Companion <
How I Feels 10 Bo a rIIllioiuiirc I
I have yet to f 1 tile jnau who doesnt
wash to be ri < ili but I havg always felt
curious to know how it feels to baa mill Ii
ionaire The opportunity of getting an
answer to this question presented itself to I
me one day and the man to whom I ad
dressed the question was none other than
George M Pullman who is worth 50000
000 at least who has made fortunes fo
others and who has no one to thank foi
his success but himself Mr Pullman i
looked at me very curiously as I asked the
question and then replied in a slow way I
I have never thought of that But now
that you mention it I believe that I am no I
better off certairily no happier than I
was when I didnt nave C dollar to my
dark name and had to work from daylight until I
I wore a good SIit of clothing then and I
I can only wear one now I relished three i
meals a day then a godd deal more than I
do three meals a day now I had fewer
cares I slept better and I may add gen
erally that I believe I was far happier in I
those days than I have been many time
since I became a millionaire And yet it
is a comfortable feeling to be rich And I
with that he buttoned up his frock coat I
around his snug form slowly walked down
the hotel steps painfully crowded his way
into a coupe and was driven off In his
younger days he would have walked and I
would have been bettor for it Brooklyn
Time I I
Fashion Spoiled I
A curious instance < Sf hbwafhsrnon wag
nipped in the bud ok place in New York
during the earlypart gf < this century A
party of young swells = possibly the ad
vanced guards of 1Qe prcsgntT army of
Anglomaniacs day rigged up a coach
andsix and drove around town in style
This incited another clique of young men
who not to be outdone at this sort of
thing immediately fitted out a coachand
eight and appeared upon the principal
streets in great splendor So amusing wan
this to the workmen of the town that a I
party of sixteen carmen determining to I
burlesnue the whole affair dressed them
selves in clean white frocks and appeared
in the most fashionable parts of the town
in a new coach which was driven by no
less than sixteen horses tandem
Each man had his hair powdered Thir
teen acted a postilions and the extraordi
nary appearance of this singular vehicle
sent a loud guffaw from one end of the
town to the other So ridiculous did the
carmen make this absurd custom of emu
lation appear that no further attempt was
made on the part of the youngswells who
however took the thing in such good part
that one of them wrote an ode called Car
men Triumphe Clothier and Furnisher
Judged by Her Hearth
A certain wise old lady said to the < writer
recently I always judge a woman by the
hearth she keeps Show me the fire she
sits by and Ill tell you her character
She was right a you will know if you
think a minute From time immemorial
the cheery hearth has been a symbol of
home and its comforts bnt when it is dis
orderly unswept or choked with ashes it
ceases to be a joy or a luxury 1
The room may be poor and the fire a tiny
one but if the dogirons are bright and
erect the poker tongs and shovel mar
shaled side by sida in military order the
bricks a red a scrubbing brush
can make them and the fire blazing
cheerily the hearth swept clean the
scantiness of the furniture will not matter
and home will seem the dearest thing on
earth By the way will anything ever
take the place of the old open fireplace
Beside it the furnace in the cellar is an
abomination and the grate is 1 new
fangled make bslieve Dorothy in St
Louis GlobeDemocrat
Universal Suffrage in tho French Republic
i The election deputies is by popular uni
I versal suffrage Every citizen 21 years of
age who has not been deprived of his civil
rights deposits hisvote in the ballot box
This is simply justice The deputy who
is commissioned to vote a tax should be
chosen by all the taxable the maker of the
law should be elected by all who come un
I der its jurisdiction This system besides
is equalizing and democratic The prop
erty test regime which it has succeeded
makes political rights depend on wealth
I It is therefore contrary at once t the prin
ciple equality and t the dogma of the
I sovereignty of the people No government
even a reactionary one would dare to rees
I tablish the property test Thepresent mo
ment besides when capital is attacked
I from every side would be badly chosen lor
conferring g upon I the monopoly of politic
al power Jules Simon in Forum
Wilt P Pond Describes Several Now
Schemes for Increasing Their Speed
Ice boat enthusiasts of the eastern clubs
are anxiously scanningthe horizon for any
signs of what Jack Frost intends doing for
them in the future Lat year they were
left completely in the lurch not getting
one single day and even t he points farther
west and north were wofully shorn of
their accustomed fun The headquarters
I for ice yachting news is Pough teepsie
and one of the best authorities is J ucob E
l Buckhout designer and builder of many
of the swiftest ice yachts in commission
I For thepastfour years there have beiui few
I important changes from what is kno vrn as
the 1SSG model When this was introd need
I and developed under extraordinary pndi
I tions n speed of fifty miles an hour it
seemed as if superlative excellence had 1 een
I reached This belief proved unfonmiled
Such a high rate of speed required nnntsn
ally strong winds and so the SO motel
satisfactory as it was over the old typts
did not give the desired rate of speed in cvn
ordinary wind which is the one great eti
sential for success in club racing
Recognizing this fact our designers turn
ed their attention to reducing the weight
structural at the same time retaining the
maximum amount of resistance or stiff
ness Tais would give the greatest speed
with a ten knot breeze rather than with a
fair sized gale The advantage of the
change is best demonstrated by two skat
ers one with the wind beliind him breaks
the record and then meeting another man
on a circular track is beaten by him and
wonders why it is Many have been the
devices tried skate blades have been ground
different from the old straight edged blade
and the under surface has been ground
hollow with a view of diminishing the
leeway in reaching which of course in
creases the speed by just so much Not
here however do the improvements stop
Hitherto the sloop rig has been deemed the
latest and most satisfactory by ice yacht
experts but this year there is promise of a
new rig to be tried which will awaken great
interest in ice yachting circles
A well known clubman during a visit to j
the south of Spain noted the phenomenal
speed of the feluccas with their lateen I j
rig as they plied along the Mediterranean
coast cad conceived the idea of adapting 1
tills rig with its immense tapering sail to
the ice yacht Of course until it is prac
tically demonstrated no one can tell what
the advantages may be but on paper it
looks like a possible improvement If so
it will come from the maximum spread of
the sail being low down just above the
hull which is another adaptation of the
theory of what constitutes the advantage
in speed of a sloop over a cutter
The lateen rig consists of t stoat taper
ing mast the sail being spread on a huge
gaff or boom which extends in an arc from
the bow of the yacht up to the top of the
mast and far beyond the sail covering the
whole space from stem to stern This is
considered the fastest modern rig antI it
will sail closer to the wind than a catboac
Opinions on the subject are conflicting Mr
Buckhout adhering to the sloop rigwhich
he says pound for pound and foot for foot
inan average wind will hold its own
against inv other in the world
Another novelty likely to be seen on the
Hudson is u very light boat half boat
h half toboggan which will bo on runners
ella have two large bicycle wheels at the
back These wheels will be fitted with
spikes instead of the rubber tire and op
erated by the small engine of a naphtha
launch The idea sdumls feasible the
question of badly disposed weight and
great lightness of structure being in the
writers opinion the only obvious draw
A Crack Georgia Sprinter
S Athletics in the south according to The
Atlanta Constitution are rapidly coming
to the front A project is on foot to organ
ize a mammoth league composed of the
athletes of the colleges and Young Mens
Christian associations throughout Georgia
South Carolina Alabama Tennessee and
other adjacent states and hold an annual
w TT conDOs
field day One of the best known athletes
of Georgia is W W Gordon Ho lives at
Savannah and last year was the champion
short distance runner of the state univer
sity He can do the 100 yards dash in
10 35 seconds and has an enviable reputa
tion both north and south for sprinting
jumping and hurdle racing He is a gradu
ate of Yale and first showed his fondness
for athletics at that college He is credit
ed with having won u quarter mile dash ai
Vale in 55 seconds
J f Bacon It Best Man at the Art la
New England
r F Bacon of Cambridge Mass who
recintly won the fancy skating champion
ship of New Eng
land is a wonder
fully expert and
graceful perform
er N < it long ago
at the fIrst annual
meeting of the
New E ngland
association S
Skating associa
tion he yas pitted
against Ihe best
men in th e states
represente 8 and
made a resord of
388 out of i i possi
ble 42S Hi s most
dangerous ival
was H 1 B ames
Cambridgi who
made 231 points
There were f our
other clever item
petitors H S Evans A Judge W L JJt
tlefield and A ti Bryant but in the scien
tific and easy e ecution of cross rolls ser
pentines eight threes spine pivot fig
I urea grapevines locomotives and various
puzzling skating specialties Bacon easily
defeated them al L 1
j I Bacon was bor u at Boston thirtythree
I I years ago He is o lily 5 feet tall and weighs
i but 115 pounds bi t there is nothing small
about his skating Bacon first attracted
I attention as a mar tel on the ice when only
j 10 years old Five years ago at Burling
ton Vt he made his public debut but
I thus far he has been unable to defeat such
I i crack artists as Louis Rubenstein Moses
Rubenstein and G 3A Phillips

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