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ELEG1AMHEEALD fOL YII-NO. S2U GRAND EAPIDS. IIICIL TUESDAY MORNING, NOYODEIl 17, 1891 PRICE 'FIVE CENTS, MILLS 1UHE LEAD Th Tight Will B B a twee a the Texan and Georgian, BUT A Dm EOIiiE WILL TI3 OCT I Cim (too Choice U 3le Undo Oa Ik ir nnv-ii tk taaoae u rstaiac Vry Little he B4M JUtlatato I' pea. three week before Lh dmocratic peakerhip caucus wilt b held, but dready Mure are IsaljcAtioo that th result fur tbs import-Ant office la to be oc ot the taut bitter axud stubborn wii-ii La been kaowa far year. F-ouiw of the leuLiWS wire puller of the party have already arrived, but tter U thu far a.j outward deano tration. Mr. Mui, Mr. McMilim and l!r. sjjrirer are here, and all are jHjeLt-Te cjmdiduir. To aware that JicMila, p-iiiir and I'.vquui art? la the field for per.ual prominence and in order to secure ood plat1 on com mitter, is unjuit to these gentlemen. nd is not warranted by the fact. Mr. Sprincer has opened no headquarter, but the incoming Congressmen ca u fail to find bun. His button-hole bou quet is visible everywhere, and he is genial and suave to members, although he is not entirely communicative upon eome of the fundamental questions which are likely to enter into the Speakership, campaign. Mr. Bynura thinks that he has a fair chance, but he i not saying quite s much about the "decoration" which he received in the last House in the cen sure of that body for a gross violation of parliamentary rules. Personalities, however, are entering very actively iijto the canvas. Ex-Speaker Reed appears to be a fac tor in the democratic canvass for the Speakership. At al events th s story is vouched for an excellent democratic author. ty. Some time ago one of the new democrat. c representatives elect frt m Ou.o received a letter from one of tbe h a-ling candidate for Speaker, asking for hi support. He replied in a non-committal vein, but in his letter ho remarked that he would support for Speaker that man who, if elected, would not recognize Tom Heed, under any circumstances. " The prompt respdnse from the candi date ra In sultance th;s: "Then you will not support m for Speaker?" It is stated that the Ohio Representative elect allowed the substance correspon dence to leak out, and now the friends and partisans of another leading candi date say that if he ia elected, he will rot onlV appoint Mr. Reed a memlwr cf the "Committee on Rules and the Committee on Ways and Means, but alo will make him chairman of fc com mittee, as ex-Speaker Kieferdid in the case of ex-Speaker Randall, and will recognize him in every way aa leader of the "minority. There is no reason to doubt this story, which came from a democrat wuose sources of information re of tea beet, and who naturally takes an active interest in the pending contest." lie gave the names of the two candidates in question, and of the Ohio Keprese ntative-eleCt. Crisp has not yet arrived. He is de tained in Georgia by the sad death of his oldest son. He is receiving much sympathy on that account, bu his op ponents are not allowing him any mercy because he is kept from the canvass. He is expected here m a few day. One of h a most active Northern fupporlers. Congressman Amos Cum inmgs, has Iter, here, and is making broad claims for Crispin the Northern States. In the matter of claims it is a rotable fact that none of the Speaker ship candidates are prepared thus far to make any pul l c exhibition of their strength. The best informed are of the opinion that at present the contest i pretty well divided between Mills and Crisp. The only man here who seems to have ventured to do any figuring m tii interest of Mr. Mills which hen willing to make public estimates the strength of Mdls at exactly eighty-eight votes. He said in response to the direct question. How many votes are now pledged to Millar "Atout eighty-eight votes in all. There will be no break from him in Missouri except Tarsney. Tiand has been kicking su.ne of la'.e on account of Mills deciarati n m favor of tjtponing free coinage leg siai.on until after the Presidential election, but Ik will come arouud all right. There is ro other place for him to go, in fact. jllmoiS Will leave rjnnn'i after the erst ballot. Wisconsin and Minnesota are both solid for him; M ch gan will b divided, part of the vot- going to Judge Crup. The, two Cahforn a mn are pledged to Mills and hate informed him by telegraph they will come to Washington to help him whenever he gives the word. He will receive seven or e'ght votes and per haps more from Ntw York; I believe that the Brooklyn men are ait for him; that Tracy. Greenleaf, and I,ckwod are comm tied in bis fator, and that he will receive the pup nor t of several other men from the interior of the State. A majority of the Massachusetts men will support him a!o; in fact. I think, he w.U rce e a majority of the New Kug land votes." The same authority credits Crp with only seventy toV. He claims that Milts and Cr.ap tojthr wdl have two thirdsofthe vute in the caucus on the first talloU The cptonnU of Mills Insist that he will not secure the tiomi ration unless it is upon the first ballot, and after that the forces will b scat tered, pr.ngsr, Pynum, McM.lim, and ether candidates rest their hopes u?n Ihe di; onof th vote and a log c.n eC It i pretty evident that unless th rand dates ether than Mills and Cr sp have more pleUg tbai thyao pear to have their dangrr lies in the peiecticn of candidate upon the first ballot. There is really no cenraf mens of stimariag the strength of the different candidates. It is seidom that a Con gress convene with so many new fa.' will appr m th Fiftb-eerot'd. The (urge pmporttn cf new members tnrt.ws the candidate mt guesmg. fmn prna-a bav been made, as the verag new man des res t tee a candi date a id meet him personally twfore he make any prom sea. So thelarg ua-p'.edg-t vot may alter the etpeeta tcn of the most aargnine. Mr. Mills ha prrbsMy been to active canvas lorr-f than any of h s crmpetitfT ail e!a m to have a i ranees that pat him hejoaa fee posJ.bTtty of defeat. KMh4 Rim tert. rra Colow, H.Vargie iloutsumery stabbe4 Jobn Urce ia iae heart last night at th Phoenix variety theater in tnu city. Groa dird in "Unily. He a U iave been married toiay, and tn.s caused Maggie's jea wusy. Msggi is a Laid character, and this ia her accord vie tun. bhe is now m jad. Iatrrpi4 m Duel. J acjcsos villi, Ha., Nov. 16. A duet was to bav ben fougot today between H. V. Svir and Beaj. Harrison, editor of the tundard. Harrison had rid i uled the coiortd society columu m the Telegram, of whicn tievier ia editor, .-esicr retorted and Harrsin chal lenged him. I'otn were arrested, and put under Lords of a thousand dollars acti. RELICS FOR THE WORLD'S FAIR. iutiu4 Mutii auio naiusa Chicago, Nov. 13. A special from ChillieotUr, O., says: Warren K. More-J ueaa ana ur. t-rcsaon, wno have been excavating here for the past three months in the interest of the World's Fair, have exhumed at the depth of It feet, the uiawsive skeletona of man aiid woman. Toe former was encased in a copper armor, with the mouth tufled with large pearl. Around the male's neck was a neck-lace of tear'a teeth set with pearl. It is estimated tliat the bodies were buried six hun dred year ago, and that the male was a king of tha uioimd builden. Elected ft 'w Treasurer Chicago. Nov. 16. At a meeting of the executive committee of the Unite i Press held in this city Saturday last, the retaliation of Treasurer Baldwin was accepted and John IS. Walsh, presi dent of the Chicago National bauk, was elected treasurer in ui stead. NEW YORK OOES WANT IT. The Big ata Are llnmptac TheiuaalT for th Convention. New Yokk, Nov. 18. A number of piominent editors, hotel men, railway officials, politicians, etc., met today to devi.se means for securing. the repubh. can convention for New York. Col. E. F. Shephard and others spoke. Chaun cey Depew, on behalf of the New York Central railroad subscribed J2500 to ward a guarantee fund. Several sub scription were made. It was proposed to pay the general convention ex penses, but not the expenses of the delegations. A commute was appointed to take further steps in the matter. Bloedy Shooting Affray. Caxos Citt, Col., Nov. 1G. In a row over cards in a saloon at Chandler Creek today John Cox shot and killed John Anderson, and then shot J. L. Calhoun, inflicting a fatal wound. Cox then tied to the hills and has not been captured. THREE SOLDIERS KILLED. X Conflict Kotween Mexican and Revo latlonUta. Rio Grand City, Texas, Nov. 16.-News received here today says that on Nov. 12, Catanno Gatzaand about a hundred men met several hundred Mexican soldiers twelve miles from Mier on the road to Gueuero. At close range a volley was fired at Gatza's force with no loss. This was returned by the re volutionists, causing the death of three soldiers snd badly wounding another. The Government forces fell back in disorder. Speculated and Lost. Omaiia, Neb., Nov. 16. A special from Logan, Iowa, says: Postmaster Winters has disappeared, and it has been ascertained that he lost consider able money ou Chicago wheat. A post olhce inspector is examining his ac counts. NO MORE RAILWAYS. All The Great Trunk Lines are Built In Michigan. "Michigan's railroad building days are over," said Major G. M. Anderson, the veteran railroad builder, aa he leaned back in an easy chair at tho Morton House yesterday. "All the great north and south tru ik linel have leen built, 'lhcre won't b any neces sity for more unless the Michigan Central runs a line from here into Chi cagoSomething they really ought to do. You see, Indiana and Illinois catch ail those h g east and weal trunk lines. The great lakea keep them out of Michigan. They can't very well bridge the lake, and it would hardly pay to tunnel it. By the way, the Grand trunk did Michigan an immense service in building the tunnel at Port Hunm. People don't realize tho amount of good that is going to do. The Central may build a similar tunnel at Detroit now." It's a Vanderbitt line, you know, and they can do anything they want to do. They could dam up the Detroit river if they felt like iu ay, your street car line here is great. In my opinion it's going to be wortn f ,O",0OO in a few years. It can't hlp iL Look how Grand Uapiua grows. It will dotihls its population befor the next census. See if it doesn't. The whole furniture induitry of the United States is centering her aod other things are commg, too. I was talking shout your sireet car system, wasa't If Well it s great." HIS HEART IS WHOLE. The Maa With av Drk Meek Weds a Valley City Maiden. Farney Baldwin, ihe man with a broken neck, was married in Justice Hjdorn's office Ust evening. The bride wss Miss Phoebe J. Junean, a comely young lady of the Valley City. Mr. and Mr. Baldwin first met at the Wonderland Musee and it was the ?tory if hi sufferings so eloquently told that first eiated the young lady's sym pathy. It is an old saying tha't p fy is akin to love and so it prov t m thia ce. The young people were intro duced, and th tender pas oa was ndled which has resulted, in their marriage. The flame ea Hymen's alter was burning hrghtty last evening, and th alter was n JatiCe Hvdorn's ofSc. Svlvteter Markte and Ida I Weiek, hot? of Grand Rp;ds; Arthir L Hawk of Lowil and Hatti Willi, .f Eaton Rapidf. wer two other conple who wer wedded in the same hour. rtai pii B, ro!;nki, IIT Jsckon street, diph theria; Ray Foeter, 511 Soath Union sfrt, trpfioM ferer; Mary McDvmald, It Fei sueet, scarlet fev'sr. soi icwisraiiiii That' What Tha Council Did Last Evening. PIT FOR A3 1JIERPREIER REFUSED The Cnaaell tecllaee te Establish a freeedsat Kigbt Towers aad Tanks Cvasiderod-The Water Werk Bead Frotidad Far. The common council was called t order by Mayor Uhl, with twenty adder men preeent. L. Maria Chadwick, and others, peti tioned the council to extend the tinu specified iu which property owner south of what is known as the cret k, are compelled to build sidewalks until iiextpruig. Several petitions were presented by property owuers in different part of the city iu regard to the location of electric light towers. All such were re ferred to the committee on lamps. The sealed bids submitted on a gar bage burner, were, on motion of Al derman Stokea, laid on the table for oue vek. It was stated that the joint committee appointed was studying the question aud giving it careful consider ation, but that it had not aa yet ar rived at a definite couclusiou aa to what was necessary. In the 8t cond precinct of tho Sixth ward an interpreter was im ployed to assist Hollanders in understanding h -w to vote. Tho bill amounted to 12. Alderman Carpenter didn't know how it appeared there and said he should like to have the alderman from the Sixth explain. Mr. Auderaou said the law provided for an interpreter and one had teen empoyed. Alderman Hauer, of the Eighth, arose and de tailed up n the fact 'that one year ajro certain aldermen obj. cted to an inttr prettT being "employed, made a gr at point, and when the bill was preseuted it was stricken out. He desired to make a point this year aud he moved that the amount bo not allowed. It was supported, and then Alderman Turner raid he thought it was a bad precedent to establish and would lead to results that were not wanted. Every nationality could demand an in terpreter thereby creating great ex pense. The city attorney thought the law authorized the appointment of an interpreter wbeu it was necessary. Alderman nauser was earnest and re pr ated tuhrtantially what he had said before. Alderman Stein lelt confident there was no occasion in the sixth for the employment of an interpreter. Al derman Stokes said he thought tha Al derman from the eighth was thick headed as a usual thing, but that he was more than usually so, and "You have spoke once before upon this sul'it ct," said Mayor Uhl. 4,But,' said Alderman Stokes, "eight een other aldermen have attacked my ward." 'I shall insist on the rule," saidhe chair, and the motion was 'put-and carried. A similar claim was stricken out in the fourth ward, and both after ward referred to the committee on claims together with the city attorney. A warrant was drawn ou the city treasurer for $26,140.08, the total amount of claims allowed. Tne joint committee from the board of health and council, appointed to in vestigate garbage burners, made a re- Fort in which it was stated that care ul consideration had been given the Eagle, Patrick and Rider furnaces, and recommended that the committee lo allowed to visit the cities, in which burners were in operation. Received and placed on file. A communication was received from the hoard of public works stating that after fourteen years of service the main boiler in the pump house had suddenly become practically useless for heavy work, which necessitated th? taxing the other toilers more than the capacity would permit. It was recommended that a boiler to take its placo be pur chased from Rahcock & Wilcox at once. The committee on streets' and parks relative to John Bull paric, wpre asked to rrp jrt, but asked for further time in which to detdierate. The committee on fire department reported in favor of allowing tho Grand Rapids Electric and Power com pany t place an oil Lank in the east aide canal to hold petrol um for fuel. Alderman Pregge was afraid Miller's box factory, located in the vicinity where it is proposed to locate the tank, might Cftch tire, spark drop onto the tank and the whole city tm blown up. Alderman Ha user thought the views entertained by Alderman Dregge all bosh, as the tank would be put under water surrounded by masonry. Alder man Dregge said he had reference to the tanks in whii h the oil wa shipped. Alderman Conger said that in his opinion there was not so much dancer as the eeneral impressicm would indi cate. The parties asking for th privilege were the owners of the adja cent property, in a measure, and were perfectly willing to assume the risk. He moved, as an amendment that the Edion Electric Light Company also b tranted the same right. Aldrman Carpenter moved to refer back to the committee. The motion wss lost, and a vote called for on the amendment. All took turns in contributing something tifOi the subject, and then Alderman Conger fot the floor again. He said be would ke to place the a'dermen on record. If they wantt to grsnt a privilege to one company and not to another h thought it was an injustice. The amendment wa lost. The original motion rm the adoption of the report wa carried. Alderman Frost said inasmuch aa the committee appointed to consider thepetit on presented by th he rs of John T.Miller and Sohn T. Hoims, relative to the cleaning out of th chan nel between the island and main land be taken from th hands of the com mute on crd naries and referred to the city attorney. Declared out of or der by the chair. On metiow the report of tha cfmmit teeca ways and rren relative to the iasu ng of $V.000 water bond was ta ken from th Utter. Tee report re eommecded that the fcX.0OOb iud, and that thev run twenty years, inter est at fonr pr cent., rayaH eerm-an. Bnallr.March and September, ia toer ty of New York. An amendment wM offered at a former meet ng that $12, 000 he taken from th water works irv evmach year. Carried. Alderman Tamer wanted them issued so that f M.flT0 of th ?rrCipat wr-nld eom due ad ye' ai Aideroiaa Coagar uored as an amendment to the amend uent that the sum be mad $15,(X0 Both, wer lost. Alderman Tateuui trial 115,000 be paid in &v years, t-V j0 in ten years. 115,000 in thirteen ears, 125,000 m fifteen years and f 15, 00 in twenty years. Lost. Alderman Conger moved that S,000 of the grin :pal be paid each year for nineteen .ears and the balance in twenty years. dopted. At this point the matter wa ;xsiponed until last night, when Alder nan Conger expressed himself as th ieving that the sale of the bouds would hampered if t i.OOO was paid annu ally, the interest bevug very low. He uad changed his mind since the matter a last under consideration. The rules were su.pendei and a vote to re .-onsidcr earned. Upon a C3nd vote the amendment wa lost, the report then standing as it was originally eul mitted. A motion to adopt was carried. C0LLECE FRATERNALISNk The Local Mrubr or An Honored So. clty Hold n Mooting. There is no tie that binds a college man so strongly to bis Alma Mater as his society. Many a graduate will say ht owes more to his society than b his college. The friendships formed iu the fraternal association or college secret societies are the strongest ever made iu this world. One of thw great college societies of this country is the Delta Kapja Ejisilon. It ha chapters in all id the leadincr universities and colleges f this country. In many of the cities of the country resident memlera of the society have formed themselves into an association for the purpose of continu ing the delightful hours ot the old col it gf davs, so far as possible. TI.e D. K. E. society of Detroit, com posed of many of Detroit's most influ ential citizens has been in existence for many years. Its annual Thanksgiving dinner is always voted the pkasautest night of all the year. Last night the resident members of 1). K. E. met at the residence of Mr. Fred A. Mayuard and organized the D. K. E. association of Grand Rapids, Michigan. All members of the society living in western Michigan are eligible to active membership. The following well known gentleman are the present members of the society: Rev. Dr. Cobb, Judge H. F. Severens, Edwin F. Sweet, Fred A. Alaynard, John Patton, Jr., W. N. MeKte, F. W. Rail, McGeorge Paudy, Philo C. Fuller, Clay Hollistcr, C. S. Ward, M. F. Bates, W.1 S. McCav, E. S. Morey, O. P. Iluahart, Cuas. S. Withey, Roger Griswold, P. S. Fancher, Thos. Bradheld, Alfred N. Hunt, and E. N. Dingley of Kalamazoo; C E. Bax ter of Charlotte; J. W. Guiding of Cadillac; W. W. Collins of Mkegon, Of this uumber Yale claims C, Amherst 3, University of Michigan 10, Williams, Kenyon, Middlebury and Hamilton one each. Most of the members of the new association will go to Detroit next Monday to attend the annual diuner of the Detroit society ou Tuesday evening and later in the year the first dinner of the home society will bo given here. Accidental Death. At the inquest held before Coroner Bradish yesterday in the case of Frank Feuhrich, who died from being struck by an engine ou the, G. R. & I. road Saturday evening, the jury returned a verdict of accidental death. It was shown by the testimony that Feuhrich stepped arouud the sidewalk tar and and attempted to cross tho track after the gates were down. N ESTER OUT OF THE SWIM- no GIycs TJp Polities and Will Derate Dimscir to alarquette. "I don't know anything about poli tics," said "Tim" Nester last night. "I don't know a thing about them. I'm out of politics, and I'm going to keep out. That's true. I've made a resolutmn. There isn't any money in politics and a man doesn't gel any great amount of enjoyment of it. That makes me think, I've come to the con clusion that thero are only two kinds of men in this world who are happy. One kind are the men who have all the money they want, and dan't care for any more, and the other kind are the men who haven't a cent and never ex pect to have any. I'm down here to see about some real estate I have here." "You ought to join our new real estate association," said the report r. "Ought to! Why, Great Scott! I've ioined it." Yes, sir. Dou't catch me lettiug any thing like that go by. That's a mighty good thing too. It's just what Grand Rapius needs, and it will do the city some good too. It's going to bring your enterprising men together. They talk alout the enterprise of Delro.t men. Grand Rapids has better business men thau Detroit has. They are livelier, morn energetic and more e.iterprismg. When it conies to business, Grand Rap ids needn't be afraid of comparing her self to Detroit. Mr)U.'tte is looming, too. She' co'.ng to le to the Northern Peninsula what Detroit and Grand' Rapids ere to the Southern. We are going to making lurniture. Wc have organized a new factory company up there to do turning aud carving. W havebiucht the Michigan, Wiscon sin and Minnesota interests in the ma chines. They're the greatest thing you ever saw. There isn't anything under heavens in the line of turning that those machines can't do. It is simply wonderful. The company has a cauita! stock of $"i),000. We have plenty df maple and birch and cherry there; so there isn't any reason why we shouldn't make furniture. Michigan has gone to using her hardwood now, and she will make more money out of it than she ever did oil ,iine. Speak ing of Marquette, I am going to pro phecy to you that in five years from now it will have a population of 40,000. That seems b g, doesn't it? But you wail and see." r antral f Mr, flolt. The funeral of Mrs. Henry Holt, of Cascade, was held last Saturday. Phe d.ed at th age of 75 yars, and was the step-mother of the Hon. H. H. Hoit and Mrs. Luther Densuiore, of Musk-r-m, and mother of II. J. Holt, Chas. F. Holt and Mrs. Edfar Johnson, of Cas cade, and Mrs. J. Clark, of Ada. The remains were torn to the rrave by the three, ons and three sons-m-law who acted as pall N artrs. , .. Flea Rial I Loetara. "Ireland and the Irish" will be th nhjectof Dr. Camps:i Fa;r's lector Thursday evej,in n F.na's hall. Several Irish and American aong wi 1 b rendered by a c"o:r nndar t& di rect oa of Mr. J. H. Morton, and at tractive J.ttle Flerecee Maton-y, dacghter of Alderman Mahonv. w.ii giV a raC'taLoa in tb Ins a dialect. CARING FOR HE SICK How the PatienU at 6t. are Treated. Zlarka mDLI ATIE5II05 C1VEI TO All M hoi her la the Private Rooms of the hick or In the Chant Warns A reuag Lady latint fay a Trib ute to tUo lustitulea. lime has been when to be told that gjch and such a person was in a hos pital under treatment would surget to your m.nd the next most terrible plat on earth to a prisoa. Hospitals meant places for loathsome diseaitf aud hor rible surgical operations. A visitor x peeled to heir the groan of people in mortal agony aud the unearthly shrieks of the fever-tossed patients. Butour ideas of hospital lifa are fast changing, and now it i quite the proper thing to go to such a place to be treat ed, no matter what the ailment from an earache up or down. Grand Rapids is specially fortunate in having two good hospitals, where all who are atll.c ted are well taken car of in a better and cheaper way than is possible at their own homes. And hos pital life even has a pleasant side, if the testimony of a young lady who has just come out of St. Mark's uuy be takeu a a fair sample. The young lady in question had a terrible case of iunammatory rheuma tism, and had to undergo three critical operation. She ha just come out af ter three month' treatment, and thia is what she ba to eay of her sojourn there: "Did I enioy being at the hospital? Indeed 1 did. Why I grew-so attached to the place that I actually cried when I had to leave. One couldn't help but like life there. The nurses and doctor are so kiud and everything i'a so ex quisitely neat. Aud another thing, there isn't that air of sadneu about it that you might exoect to notice. The nurses are just as jolly a can be, and they never let you know that death is knocking for admission at any of the doors. You wouldn't think that their calling was serious oue. Their uni form is very becoming, too. They wear light blue waeh goojs dresses, and fresh, clean white aprous and cap. When they first go there they are put on trial f o'r a month. 1 f they show any aptitude for the work, they are retained and become "junior nurses" at a salary of $6 a month, besides their boaid, room, washing and so on. That's a small salary, isn't it? Everyone is sur prised when they hear it. But this sal ary is raised every so of ten, I think every three months, so that by the time they graduate, after being there three years t.iey earn quite a respectable amount ot money per month. And then their hours aren't very hard. The day nurses como on at 7 in the morning, and are relieved by the coming on of the night nurses at 7 iu the evening." There re" fifteen nurses in all, and all but two of them do day work. The night service con sists of one "senior" and one "junior" nurse, unless there are some very se verely sick people in the hospital, when more help is put on. Every day nurse has two hours recreation every day, and the whole afternoon one a week. Just as soon as they report at night for off-duty, they may go where they please. None of them sleep in the building. They all room in a house across the ttreet. All of them have an opportunity to do night work, for the msht nurses ar changed every so often. Ye, the nurses at in the build ing. Indeed, just now the dining room is reserved for the nurses and ofheers of the institution. There are three ta bles set lor each meal, the hrst for the "junior" nurses with the superintend ent of nurses presiding, the sec ond for the "senior" nurses, with the house physician in attendance, while the third tab e is for the matron and officer. Every patient has a little tray brought in on which his or her meals are spread. The trays are all numtered, soevtry one gets the same tray all the time he is there and the same individual dishes for that matter. And the dishes are very pretty and dainty, too. The food is excellent, and always ready on time. If the pa tient is very sick he may order any thing he wishes from the bill of fare of the "diet-kitchen;" otherwise, he ha his meals from the general kitchen. Unless extremely ill,tbe charity pa tients are served the rfeala prepan-d iu the general kitchen. TUy try to vary the bill of fare as often a possible. During the three months I was there. 1 don't think the same desert was served more than tiv.ee. The nurses on the first floor never go to the second; neither do the second fi or nurses work on the first. They are all obliged to make a tour of in spection every so often, and really I don't think I was ever left without some one or the other looking at me fir more than ten minutes at a time. They com in quietly to see if yon need anything or to give you your medicine, and they always try to e'e everything to make you comfortable. They usutlly bathe yon onre a day, and always every other day. Thn they trv to make np your bed every day. Every l-ed is provided w,th a rubber sheet a well as the usual tied, ding. The bedding is furnished and kept in order by the people who fur nished the room. Some of the rooms ar jst beautiful. One, called th !'Wright Memorial,' is ail m wh te and gold, and is the handsomest room in the hou, I thick. It's aMut the most expensive, bro, Int it ia seldom empty. The prices of the priest rooms rsnge from IS to 120 a week, and in some case more than t20 is asked. The cost f a bed in the "ward" is $ a week. These price include board, at tendance, and melicine. It really a great deal chefpr to be rkatthe bop?tal thsn at your cwo bme. Some times, it isn't p!eant not to have the physician you want, for you can't have any peysician except tSoae on the rf, pital staff. But that is small tronh'e when on thinks how rasny conveni enre there are to t erj'-yed. I or in stance, ti er are mval d chairs for all pater tawho wish to os them. Then thy will let yon take nyt'iinr from your own home that is dar to f ou b cause of its familiarity. A great wianv Cowers are set ia from th nr.loo): and tbe cbiMren an the nnre are very tb'vnghtfnl in the distribution of them. Instead of eeed if g thm totr-eprvat room, whet ?t n re tbn l.lrelr there ar Sowers nt in by fmada, thy pat them in th "wards," and every place wher tl charity petieata may ujoy then. Entry Wednesday afternoon there is divin service held in the chapel. Dr. Fair of bi. Mark's usually conduct ths service. Patients may atUad or not, just as they plraa. Thar la notaiof compulsory about it, but it is a grata ful change, and many avail thexnaelvM of th opportunity. Tbr i an excellent assortment of reading matter in the library, wbich, by th way, i the eomtuoa anting roaa for patients, and the room and its content ar open to pa Lent all the tiuie. Children hav a ward of their own, furn shed hv the Children's Leagu of St Mark's church. Wtul th child pa tient have the run of the bouse, they are never allowed to go into th i rx rooms, or to inak nuisance of tham aclve in acy way. The lady managers of th institution make frequent visit to se that every thing is going on as it should, that the patients hav no complaint to make, and that all the rules are enforced. No patnut is allowed to have the buildu.g without permission from the house phveician. The graduated nurses are in great den. and ty ouiside parties. They all lelong to a sort of a Union by which they are not allowed to accept a piace which pay less than 15 a week. So you see they make quit a good thing out of it. I would rattier have tome of thtm treat me than auy physician I know." METHODIST REVIVAL MEETINCSV- The rtrst of a esrlos Held at the aecad Stiet-t Church Last Keoi. A series of revival services under the aupics of the Methodist Episcopal churches of the city legau last evenu g at the Second street church. Tbe work is under the 1 f drship of Preeid.ng Elder Cogshall, w ho appoint oue t f the Methodist Episcopal mmittets to deliver a sermon each n ght. The ser mon last evening was preached by the pastor, the Rev. J. W. Jieid, from Luke 11-13, after which exhortation were made by minister from the other churches. Those who paiticipated m tho services last evening other than th prt.Sid.ng elder and the churca pastor were the Revs. A. M. Gould, of Division street; William Denman. hast street: AlUrt Smith, Ames; W. L. Davidson, Soy Memorial; and W. A. Jrye. Piainneld avenue. These meeting will continue at th Second street church two weeks, after which they will be transferred to one of the other M. E. churches. A mother' prayer meeting will ba held at the church this afternoon at 2 o'clock under th direction of Mrs. Findlater, and another meeticg will be held at 7 o'clock by the Epworlh League, lead by Mrs. Preacott- Tiie Rev. W. L. Davidson, of Joy Memorial church, will preach the sermon this evening. The aeries opens with a strong determination on the part of the clergy to inaugurate a aeaaon of iu tense religious lervor. PASTORS IN CONFERENCE. They Eloet a Pro. Id oat aad Dlaawas lav. - ' terestlatf Topic,- ' The weekly pa tort' couferenoe wa held yesterday afternoon at the Y. M. C. A. rooms with Vice President Mul- hern in the chair. The first business brought before it was the election of a president to succeed the Rev. W. II. Thompson, who has removed to Fun du Lac, Wisconsin, which resulted in the promotion of Dr. Mulhern to the posi tion. Ihe l.ev. . A.rrye waseleeted vice president in place of Dr. Muhern. Tbe Rv. Dr. Cobb, chairman of a com. mittee appointed last week to consider the advisability of inviting the Rev. Frauk Kustell of toe Evangelical Alli ance to conduct a series cf meetings in this city, reported that the comm it had decided to defer the matter till later in the aeaaon. The Revs. Camp-t-eil Fair, Thos. S mth and W. A. Frye were appointed a committee to revue the rules governing the conference, to change the tim ot meeting and devise anew method of work. Ttr Rev. Dr. Cobb read a paper on the "Religious Needs of Today" which wa followed by an interesting discussion of the points dcveloed in the paper. "The Minister and His Fellow Ministers" will le the subject of. a paper by the Rev Mr. Gould at the next meeting. . NEWS FROM THE RAILWAYS- Blts ef Gossip tootorning Matter of lotervsi to All. M. K. Miles, traveling freight agent for the Elgin, Joliet fc Eastern, made his first trip to this city yesterday. L. V. Fallrg, a former brakeman on the G. R. A I., has opened a barber shop on Ionia Uo.t opposite th union detot. W. F. Potter, of Saginaw, eupenn tendentof the. Flint A IVre Marquette railroad, visited the various railroad oflice yesterday. L. D. Knowlts, of Chicago, traveling freight apent for the "Cotton Beit" l.ne, was in tbe city yesterday. Mr. Knowies a formerly connected With E. J. Kemp's office in ths city, and is well known htte. A general cLa?gp of time was made by the various roaJs Sunday, and the customary numlr of travelers jour neyed leisurely to the union depot yes terday, and then offered to wh p th ticket agent because their tiain had Foa-QoTstianan. - Edward A. Fof , stenographer in tb Oriel Cabinet company, and Mia Mar garrt Quishman, were happy wedded vtterday morning et o'clock at tbe family reVidmce, No. 34 Pan avenue by the Rev. Mr. Van Kirk of the Sec ond Bptist church. Th nuptials mere witii-d by a few of the intimate friend of the brid end groom and the wedling presents were pretty, soW etantial and usefol. Mr. aed Mr. Fot left at mKn for Chicago for a tfief wadding tour and expect te be al heme, at No. f48 Pari avnu after Deoembf r 1. ii i m e - Iata of Vateo C Chare. Tb funeral of Watson C Church, who died Snrdy night at th U. ft. A. Horre, will t htl4 thi morning from tha Sand Crk ebnrch. Mr. Church wa a well known roropoeitor in this c;ty having worked at tb bus net for the last thirty yesra. H had Iteen eared f nr at tbe buns for the ut three or fotir rntrntht, suffering from a com plication cf fi aeaaot. He was th fatfeer of A. Church, jarjitor of th hoard of education rooms, F red Cr?m aud Mary f rhurrh, a tachr in Nor 4 Ioua six est school.