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2 THE DAILY BEiy , MONDAY , DECEMBER 3 , 1800. .
were on the reservation. As a consequence
the quantity of food wai reduced. Iteforrliif ? >
to the Northern Chcycnno Indians on the
Tongue river aeency In Montnnn the secrc-
tnry says thnt complaints hnvo hcon mndo by I
the Indians of Insuniclunt food to
prevent hunger , ttio result of which
MILS been that they have depredated
Upon tlic cattle of rnnclimon. Investi
gation shown that both the Indians nndvlilto <
incn have boon to blame for the troubles that
have resulted. A larjjo amount of siuico Is
devoted In the report to Itullnn education mul
farming. A reform has boon Instituted In
the mutter of the purchase of supples fortho
Indians , nnd Improved methods have Wcii
adopted for thnlr distribution , Ilccvcs , In
stead of living shot down when Issued to the
Indians have been ordered henceforth to bo
killed In slaughter houses.
It Is recommended tht'.t congress pass some
law forbidding the taking of Indians away
from the reservation for show purposes.
The secretary devotes liit'KO space to the
subject of jenslon3. The npproprtntlon for
the paat fiscal ycnr has proved entirely Inad
equate nntl n deficiency wan thu result for
which un additional appropriation will be ru-
'qulwl. The force 01 the bureau has boon
largely Increased nr.dH lareo amount of work
Is being carefully done. Thu secretary con
curs In the amendments already suggested by
the assistant secretary.
The secretary reviews at IciiRth the work
of the census bureau. The work has cer
tainly been most carefully prepared and the
secretary feels thut the duties Imposed on the
CUIIRUB 'ofllcu has been most faithfully per
formed.
Tlio secretary recommends that nn act
amending tbo law creating the railroad
bureau bu passed requiring thu bonded roads
to transmit to ttio commissioner duplicates of
nil accounts for transportation service ren
dered the government , Including the carry
ing of tbo malls. Such a bill has already
passed the senate nnd Is now pending in the
house.
Largo space Is also devoted to the worn of
the bureau of education and kindred Institu
tions ,
The condition of the various territories Is
dlticiissed and a largo share of attention is
devoted to the Mormon question and the
recent declaration of the president of the
church of Jesus Cnrlst of Latter Day Saints
in regard to abolishing polygamy.
Tlio report closes with a review of the pro
gress Hindu on the Nlcaurautfa caual.
HKVtlETAttl' TItAVVH
The Head of the Navy Submit * II in
Annual.
WASIIIXOTOS , Nov. 30. Secretary Tracy of
the navy has submitted his annual report to
the president , a brief synopsis of which Is as
follows :
During the twenty months covered by the
present administration nine new ships have
boon put In commission ; four , Including one
monltor.havo been advanced to a point where
they arc Just about to go into commission ;
iivnnrutn such a condition that they will
whortly bo waiting only for their armor ;
seven have been built from the keel up , of
which the Texas nnd Monterey are nearly
ready for launching , and the flye cruisers nro
well advanced ; whileof the six others pre
viously authorized all have been designed and
advertised , and all but one , the rain , hiivo
been contracted for nnd uro actually under
construction.
Of thu vessels whoso actual construction
was begun subsequently to the commence
ment of this administration , the most import
ant is the second class battleship Texas ,
building at the Norfolk navy yard. The keel
was lani Juno 1,1&S9 , and although the work
has been kept back by the non-delivery of
material , the ship will. In all probability , bo
ready for launching In the summer of 18UI.
Until the year ISb'.l , the modern additions
t6 the navy consisted chlelly of cruisers of
from IUXJO to 4MM ) tons , nnd of gunboats of
under li,000. The projected armored vessels
included the Maine and Texas , brittle-ships
of the second class , and one harbor defense
vessel , the Monterey. In the animal report
of lint year , the department advocated anew
departure In naval construction , and strongly
urged the policy of building ilrst-clnss battle
ships , ns being by far the most Important
constituents of a defensive force , capable of
effective use In time of war. Congress car
ried out this policy , and In tbo act of Juno HO ,
18K ! ) , authorized the construction of thrco sea
going coust-llnc battle-ships.
Under the conviction that not a moment
was to bo lost in obtaining tlioso vessels ,
deemed to bo so vital to the defense of the
United State" , the department gave unront
instructions to the bureaus , and the latter ,
with a promptness unexampled in the history
of naval administration In ibis country ,
actively set about the preparation of designs ,
in anticipation of the passage of the act. The
result ivns that on July 1 , the day after the
net was approved , the general plans were
ready and the advertisements issued Inviting
proposals.
Of torpedoes other than nuto-mobllc , ono ,
of the Patrick design , a torpedo electrically
directed from the shore , has undcrgon a suc
cessful test. Two others remain to bo sup
plied to complete the three ordered February
yo , ISS'J. It is proposed to use these tor
pedoes for purposes of instruction ( a connec
tion with the navnl war college.
The number of roar admirals is too small
for the needs of the service , nnd I recommend
that It bo Increased from sis to ten.
"Of the reductions made in the numbers of
naval personnel , by the acts of congress of
July ifi , 1870 , nnd Augusts , 1862thnilrst ,
was adopted nt a ttmo when the material of
the navy was In n state of rapid decline , both
in the number nnd quality of shins , and the
second when it hud touched the lowest point.
The transformation nnd rapid development of
the Meet which has taken place in the last six
years , innko it absolutely necessary to call
tor u new adjustment In certain branches of
the personnel , in order to keep up a reasona
ble standard of efficiency among the olllcors
of the navy.
Quo of the most vital defects In our pros
out naval system is the wan t of an organized
militia , so trained that in case of necessity It
will bo prepared tosnpply thodomands of the
navnl service. The number of seamen now
allowed by law Is 7f)00. Most of them at any
given time nro necessarily scattered. They
would not ho available nt all in nil emergency ,
nor would they In any case DO numerous
enough to form more than the ncuclous of an
nctlvo force.
The want of asupply | | of men in reserve
places the navy at a great disadvantage-
compared with the army. The armv has al
ways behind it a well trained militia , which
makes its real numerical strength. Without
this it would bo a feeble Instrument of na
tional defense. The navy needs its reserves
as much ns the army , and thov should bo
composed not only of trained seamen , but of
trained navnl seamen.
The development of the militia is In the
Interest of a true economy. Its cost to the
general government lies only In arms and
equipment for training. The remainder of
expense Is voluntarily borne bv the states.
Compared with the cost of a regular force of
the sumo slzo , this expense is little more than
nominal , as the periods of nctlvo employment
uro confined to what is required for training
purposes alone.
The harbor of New York at the present
tlmo is entirely defenseless. There Is no
other instance in the world at the present
tlmo of so much wealth In so exposed a situa
tion. To protect it requires n combination of
( runs alloat nnd guns on laud. Especially n'
that angle made by the Micros of Now Eng
land and Now Jersey ; the Junction of Inter
jml and external lines of communication
where so much of the world's commerce centers -
' tors , should every reasonable precaution he
taken to prevent the entrance of n hostile
forco. The peculiar configuration o
.Long Island sound , with the lim
bers and bays affording shelter it
Its neighborhood , the whole forming a hlghl )
advantageous base of operations for n marl
tlmo assailant , is such that no enemy's flee
should over bo allowed to gain an entranci
therein.
With a lleot oneo in the harbor tnocouse
quencts would bo of such magnitude that tht
country at largo could not disregard thorn
The popular Impression Is that'tho danger ol
a sea-coast city is a danger of bombardment ,
with ransom as an alternative. It Is not re
porded as n passing danger , being opposed U
the civilized tendencies of the ago , and , at tht
worst , a menace that can bo bought off
Leaving out , however , the possl
blllty , If such u possibility exists
that a stateof war will foregt
an overwhelming strategic advantage out ol
deference to the "civilized tendencies of the
uge , " ami that any state or city Is ricl
enough to pay the llftv or ono hundred mil
lions that may bo exacted as the price of 1m
inunity , the danger docs not stop hero. Tin
( terms of ransom would undoubtedly include
the surrender of all tbo shipping , naval ci
mercantile , in the port. In the caw of Ne
York , it Is hard to suy what limit would be
, Jlxod to a ransom , and Brooklyn and Jorso )
City would contribute their shares.
Hut the calamity would not oud with the
payment of money nnd the surrender of
ships. An enemy's fleet once In the waters
of Now York would remain tuero. Com
merce would ho annihilated ,
In conclusion I would repeat hero the
proposition that was laid down at the open-
itiir of inv report last year , that "tho purpose
for which the United States maintains annvv
Is not conquest , but defense. " The best
guaranty of pence Is a Judicious expenditure
for the navy , such as1 will meet the necessi
ties of the country. At the present tlmo it
bus not such a force , nor will it have the
force required even when nil the ships now
authorized are completed. The problem of na
val construction has been simplified almost
beyond belief la tbo last eight years , It only
cumins to add to the number of vessels of
yiies already In existence.
The price Is not too high to pay If It af-
orils the moans whereby the United States ,
or the llrst time in ninny years , may bo en
abled to preserve and defend Its rights. War
s a ( 'ivat calamity , but it Is not the greatest
calamity that can befall a free , Intelligent
mU selfres peeling people.
V. W. O. A.
\ii KfTort to Kstnbllsli tin Omaha
Ilrnnuh ol'tho AnHoclntloii.
Not less than 200 Omaha Indies were nt the
ecturo rooms In the Young Men's Christian
association building yesterday afternoon to
icaran address "for Women Only , " deliv
ered by Mrs. J. A. Uummctt of Lincoln , state
secretary of the Young Women's Christian
association of Nebraska. The speaker , a
irctty little brunette of perhaps thirty
rears , spoto for nearly an hour , and during
.hut time s'ao won the friendship of every
person in thu house by her mild and earnest
niinncr.
After a little preliminary talk , Mrs. Dum-
melt spoKe substantially as follows !
" .My Bear Ladies The alms of our society
am the same as tboso of the Young Men's
Christian association , only what that society
does for young men , ours does for the girls.
You may tnlnk this society as of recent ori
gin , but it l not , for thirty yeas ngo , in Lon
don , n number of Christian ladies organized
n society to aid young girls , to look after
them and see that they were protected and
tuufjht the true principles of Christianity.
The work spread rapidly , and in a short tlmo
100 societies nourished. Ten years later , at
Napervllle , 111 , , the order gained n foothold
in America , since which time branches have
sprung'up in every state in thei union. At
the present tlmo the larger portion of the
work Is looltcd after by Cora ilello Tarrand
"
Nettle Brim , assLstcd" by seven state scere-
Biirics , who are constantly traveling from ono
town to another , looking after the welfare of
the 7,3. > 0 members.
"In Nebraska wo have fourteen associa
tions , all prosperous and Increasing in mem
bership. The work Is of a Christian nature
and the main object Is to draw young women
to Christ , but In addition to this wo propose
to educate these nirls , as it is apparent upon
every hand that each year the demand for
women In the professions , as clorlis nnd In
positions of trust , is growing greater , and for
this reason It Is necessary that our young
women should know moreof the ways of busi
ness. There is much for young women todo ,
nnd now \vo propose to teach thorn bookkeep
ing , stenography and lit them in body and
mind that they may bo self-sustaining. Wo
want to teach them how to dress , what to
eat , and provide libraries nnd comfortable
rooms that tlioy may have a place to go
when out of employment. A'l ' of tills we
do in the cities where our nssociatlons have
been organized , and the line of work has boon
carried out according to-the plans of the par
ent association.
' Some of you may think that there Is need
of missionary work In foreign lands , and so
there is ; but right in our own country a'vast
amount of missionary work remains for Chris
tian hands to do , and lu this direction no work
Is more laudable than that of keeping the
poor working girls , who know no homo , other
than that inclosed within the four walls of
the little rooms where they spend their time
after the work of the day has been finished.
'Tho girls want homes where they can go
and worship ; they want places where they
can go and receive words of comfort from
those of their own sex. uau such a homo our
association can give. "
Mrs. Dummett then discussed the advisa
bility of forming an organization of this kind
in Omaha , nnd urged the ladles to take hold
of the matter ut an early date , telling them
that If they could nqt erect a building , they
can rent thrco or four rooms nnd start the
work.
The state convention will bo bold at Ash
land from the Itn to the Tt'n of the present
month , nnd at that meeting It is more than
likely that some provisions will bo made for
organizing un association in this city.
THU AUT KXiiinrrs.
Great Crowds View the Collection In
theStCflc Building.
The exhibits of both the Western nnd
Omaha Art Exhibition associations wcroopeu
to tlio public yesterday. It was the closing
day of the Western Art exhibit and the doors
were finally closed at 7 o'clock last evening ,
after a very successful run of three weeks.
There was not a largo attendance yesterday ,
as the bulk of the art Inspectors directed
their steps toward the Omaha art exhibit at
Thirteenth and Harnoy , which was open
Sunday for the first tlmo , the management
having yielded to the popular demand in this'
respect. The wisdom of their decision was
apparent at a glance through the galleries , as
hundreds of people were there who had not
been there before , and who would have been
unnblo to attend on any of the week days.
The portrait of the late Bishop O'Connor ,
recently received from Italy by John Hush ,
was on exhibition there for the first tlmo and
attracted a great deal of attention. It Is an
excellent portrait , nnd , heavily draped , occu
pies a conspicuous place in the main gallery
on the second Boor. There is little doubt but
that the exhibit will bo open every Sunday
hereafter during the time that It remains in
th' city.
The sale of several of the pictures Is gratl-
fvlng wvldenco that the citizens Justly appre
ciate tbo works of art that have been brought
hero by the association. A number of sales
are now pomlimr , and'in some instances the
price is well up in four figures. Many of the
gems thnt now grace the Bonguereau gallery -
lory will become a part of Omaha collections
after the main exhibit Is taken away.
Tbc patronage is daily increasing , nnd the
association wilLhnvo no reason to regret Its
action in bringing the collection to this citv.
Not only does the exhibit attract attention
to Itself , but It Is stimulating Interest In art
matters In a manner that will bo felt for
years to come and will insure annual oxhlbl
tlons of rare merit.
Kngllsh Women.
A word may bo In place hero about tlio
English women. They are verv llttln like the
better moiety of Americans. They appear to
have the most bountiful health nnd they cer
tulnly do possess the lovllcst complexions im
aglnable. The Indian females of Alaska
who cover their faces with u , thick blue )
mixture of soot nnd grease , In order to preserve
servo their beauty , may have the most per
feet complexions , as they boast , but untl
there is other evidence than their assertion
the palm must certainly go to the English
Even In Whltechnpal , or among the peasant
or fisher girls , you will see cheeks like the
sides of poaches , while among the Londoi
beauties the faces are like Ivory suffused wltl
the tinge of rose loaves.Vu bnko oui
faces in overheated houses at least six mouths
in the year , nnd If we expose then
it Is to violent boat or sudden changes
They live at homo In such discomfort thut the
best way to get warm has been for ages to
get out of doors nnd walk. The consequence
is Jhnt they urn bora with a fondness for the
open air nnd open-air exercise , and always it
a cllmato moist and produetlvo of the most
superb animal and vegetable development
But It seems to mo that the finest Engllsl
women full far short of our mark. Big
bony , heavy women too t ill a nd big am
heavy they carry shoulders as dispropor
tionately wide OH the sails of a windmill , and
then pinch their waists to n degree our wo
men never approached. Thoylaolc the graco-
tul , opulent curves of the perfect woman. I
never fully realized this until I went to
Frauee.whcro the women are often goddesses
Teen I know that I had not seen In nil Hug
land a half dozen such women as abound it
1'uris and America. It was not until I won
to Paris thut I realized the fact that EiiRllsl
woman lack not only rounding outlines , hut
that they full of being "stylish , " and tua
they are wanting In gracefulness. As fo
the English young girl , or "miss , " she U
next door to a chrysalis , without wit o
spirit or originality , or ladopeudonco ; nu ap
I pcndago to her parent , a dead weight upot
1 whatever company sha Is led into ; a pulse
less , milky-eyed , animated identity ,
L
A MEETING OF MOURNERS ,
Jannon , Pajson , Rowelf" nnd Outchcon
Hold a Lodge of Sorrow ,
VARIOUS EXPLANATIONS FOR DEFEAT.
itHtnnun of the InUnntioo of ( ho Me-
Kliilcy Illll on Foreign Mrinu-
faeturors Tlie Currency
Comptroller's IloporV.
WASIIISOTON' nmiRAUTiir. O.u vui Tir.t , 1
51.11'oriiTKnxTii STIIBRT , >
WASHINGTON , D. 0. , Nov. HO. )
Itcprescntntlves Cannon , 1'aysou , Itowell
nnd Cutcheon , nil chairmen of committees
nnd all defeated for re-election , made n nota
ble group as they sat around a tr.blo in the
speaker's lobby nt the capital yesterday. A
volume could be written of the cxplanntlons
whereby the defeated congressmen are ac
counting for the result. This field has been
so thoroughly threshed , however , that It
scarcely contains n now Idea. Much inoro In
teresting Is it to hear the member * relate
their experiences which occurred during the
week following the fatal Tuesday.
"I " said Kowcll
suppose , Representative ,
"that I had hundreds of people como to mo
during the three days Immediately succeed
ing election day and tell mo that if they had
for a moment suspected the possibility of my
defeat they xvould hive voted for mo. This
feeling was expressed by democrat ! as well
ns republicans. Another election held in my
district on November 8 would have returned
mo to congress by n majority surpassing my
mostextravngant hopes. "
According to the Kansas congressmen the
republicans are heartbroken at allowing the
state to slip out of their control. Hcpresent-
itlvo Peters Bays that in Ills state tlio repub
licans woke upon the morning of November
5 angry with themselves for staying at homo
on election day. According to him , if general
apathy was in control of the party during the
campaign general regret has been in the sad
dle over since.
THE M'KISM.KV mu.'s INFJUINCB : AIIHOAH.
An attorney of this city , who Is known
throughout tlio country , especially for his
political Influence and practice l > eforo com
mittees In congress , gives mo nu instance of
the Influence which the MoICinlcy tariff law
Is having upon manufacturers abroad , whicli
will bo of interest to every American ,
Just before the tariff bill was reported
from the scnnto committee on tlmmco im
Irish firm largely interested in the manufac
ture of linens wrote to this attorney nnd
naked to retain him to fight the proposed in
crease of duties upon linen fabrics. The at
torney replied that ho was n republican , bo-
lloved in tbo protection of American In
dustries , nnd that ho did not Wish
to take the employment offered. Ho added
also that the prospects were that the
proposed Increase of duties would bo placed.
in the tariff bill , despite any opposition
offered. The letter had the effect of stirring
up a member of the firm located in this coun
try , and ho immediately cam a to Washing
ton. "When ho called upon the attorney tlio
advantages of the proposed protection of
American industries were comprehensively
laid before him. The impression was pro
found. Ho took the next steamship for Kng-
land and held a consultation with all of the
members of his firm , and the result was that
ho immediately returned to the United States
and went to the attorney for the purpose of
employing him to fight for tboadoptloa of the
proposed increase ! of duties , explaining that
if the duty was placed In the bill his firm
would establish branch manufacturing estab
lishments in this country , Thoattornoy who
but n few weeks ago hud been urged to fight
upon the other side by the snmo people now-
rolled up his sleovcs nnd made a strong con
test for the adoption of tlio proposed duty.
The bill had nt this time just gene Into the
hands of tbo conference committee , and the
proposed duty was not provided. The com
mittee was told'thatif'tho increase of duty
was made the firm would'engage ' in the man
ufacture of linen in this country. The prom
ise had the effect of altlrmatlvo action on the
part of tlio committee.
Only a few days ngo the firm located Its
first factory in this country nnd it promises
to establish many more branches. It is be
lieved that within two years there will bo
moro linen manufacturers In the United
States than in any other country in the
world , excepting probably England.
The establishment of tlnlfnctorics nud the
opening of tho.groat tin mines In South Da
kota nro but minor Industrie whlcti nro to
spring up under the McICinloy bill. There
hnvo been already moro than twenty woolen
factories started up In Now .England , and ne
gotiations are pending for the construction of
various kinds of steel and iron working es
tablishments , to bo mn partially upon pros
pective contracts fortho government. There
are now In this country today a number of
representatives of ordnance nnd small arms
manufacturers from Germany nnd Kngland ,
who are looking about with a view to the es
tablishment of manufactories for the pro
duction of various articles 111 iron nnd steel.
CUIIIIUSCT COMITIIOI.LKU'S UErOHT.
Tlio report of the comptroller of the cur
rency for the year ending October 31 , 1800 ,
sbows that a total of 307 new national banks
were organized 111 the different states and ter
ritories during the year. Wisconsin ranks
fourth In the list with 19 now banks doing
business with an aggregate capital of 81,825-
000. Texas again heads the list with 03 now
banks and shows that in spite of the opposi
tion to thcso institutions in some of the
southwestern states , the people of the Lone
tjtar state have a great deal of conlidenco in
tbo national bank charter.
In order to secure some Idea of the amount
of business dona by the national banks in the
different states with other banks , the comp
troller of tbo currency recently sent out u cir
cular asking for the number of
drafts so made. In response ho learned
that the national banks in Omaha
drew drafts for upwards of $100,000,000 on
Now York , moro than $5S,000,000 on Chicago ,
3.0 ) ,000 on bt. Louis , about ,000,000 on all
other banks in reserve cities , and $1,250,000
in round llgurcs upon bunks outside of reserve -
servo cities , making a total of business trans
acted in the form of drafts by the national
banks of Omaha alone of ? l"jl 8.713 during
the year ending Octobcrill. AH the national
banks lu Nebraska combined show a total
business of this character of about fj,3j7- : )
103 , The uniform rate of exchanges In Ne
braska was for tbo year 9 cents oil ? 100. The
average rate of exchange for tbo entire
United States was S ] cents on f 100 , which is
a wonderful falling off since the national
banking system was organized in the west
and southwest twenty years ago , when the
average rate was from 1 to ! % percent.
During the year SO national banks were
closed to business , Of these 50 went Into
valuntary liquidation and the other 9 intotho
hands of receivers. Of the .10 , three were in
Nebraska , namely ! The First national bank
of Ogallalu , which was organized March 21 ,
1837 , nnd closed January 14 , 1890. It was
chartered with a capital of * .VM)0 ) ( and has
circulating notes outstanding of ? 11 , 50 , ol
which $ , ' ,500 have been redeemed. The First
national bank of Hulo , Neb , , was organized
April 19,1887 , , with a capital of $30,000 and
was closed on January " 0 last. It had issued
& 30,3 < U ) iu circulating notes and W.S10 of these
only have been redeemed up to date. The
First national bank of Loup City was organ
ized August. 15 , 16S5 , and closca January SI ,
1S90. It had SM.OUO capital and 111,230 ol
circulating notes , of which (9,010 are still
outstanding.
During the year 1891 tbo corporate exist
ence of niucty-flvo national banki will ex
pire. There nro several of these in Ne
braska. The charter of the State National
bauK of Lincoln expires January 'J'tnut of
tbo first National of Lincoln February 18 ,
the Nebraska City National July 13 and that
of thu Virst National of Plattsmoutu JDeconi-
ber 13. Under the provisions of the net of
July 12,183'J , thrco national banks in Ne
braska with nn aggregate capital of $750,000
have applied for and have obtained an exten
sion of their corporate existence during the
past year. It is probable that tliosc
whoso charters expire In 1801 will also adopt
the sumo plan of continuing business. The
entire Issue of clrculatlng'iiotes by the Ne
braska hanks up to the present tlmo has been
MG.\GH ( ) , mid of this amount &j,03'j has been
retired.
As an indication of the activity of business
In the west it Is interesting to note that uc
cording to reports received of the business
done in the clearing houses for the week end
ing November 1 , IbW. the only western cities
wherein a fulling oft is shown are St. I'aul
where the decrease was very slight , am
Seattle. The Omaha cleariDj ; house show :
n Increase In buiines3 ; for the week of
1,531,000 as cMijArcd with the correspond-
ngweelt of Ins y ir.
SOMI ! Sjy.V Ot ! COISC'IIIEXCF. . ' .
\Vhen they cqiu6\.to \ roiuul'uptlio rcprcsent-
itlvcs who nro ro-ofccted to the now congress
t appears that tnoVrcputillcnm will not have
nougli members to hnvo ono man of exporl-
ncoupon each committee. There nro not
nough of the hglilnvcm logo around , Kot a
Ingle member $ tu'o military committee was
oturtmd and Mr. Hood is tlio only survivor
of the committee which fnunedtho new rules.
1'be only committed which will have n fair
luiro of their eli ) , republican material loft are
ho poUoftlcos widji/ost / roads , live of the ma-
ority nictnbursQf > ighlch have been rc-eleeUxl ,
haagricultuiiijtfouiinlttve , the Mississippi
river Improvowu. ! and the manufactures ,
'achof ' whleti retains fourumjorlty members.
V curious coincidence Is dlsrovero.1 In look
up over the committee list. Each of the slx-
eon most Important committees has lost all
mtthreoof IU majority members , some ot
, ho members of course servInRoa several com-
nlttcca. Starting with thoelectlons committee
Hoiick. liaugen and Moreen are tbo only ma-
ority members ro-electcd , Burrows , Ulngloy
md McKcnnn nro nil thnt are left of tbo mn-
ority of the ways and means , nnd Hcnderton ,
Jogsivoll and Ifoldcn nil of the appropria
tions. Ofthojudleliirv K , D. Taylor , Buch-
innn nnd Sherman bnvo been re-elected.
Walttor , Ilastlno and A bncr Taylor nro the
survivors on the coinage , weights and
measures. O'Neill ' , Llnd and Knndiill hold
up tlio republican cud of the commerce com
mittee. Henderson , Herman and Stophcnsoii
arc what Is left of tbo majority of the river
and harbor committee. All the re
publicans , on merchant , marine and
llsherles except Hopkins , Dlngloy and
[ Jingliam were defeated. On naval affairs
Uoutelle , Lodge and lalhncr only nro saved ,
and mi Indian affairs llurmer , McCord and
\Vilson. Mines , mid mining retains Townsend -
send , Stcphcnson and McCord. Mi liken ,
I'ost nnd ( unckenbusli remain to dispense
public buildings. O'Donnoll ' , .1. U , Taylor
and Uatham only nro left on the educational
committee. Flick , Wilson of Kentucky and
Taylor of Tennessee are the three survivors
on invalid pensions , and on pensions Scull ,
Itnndall nud Illll have been re-elected. Of
the gentlemen who voted to report the L.odgo
election bill from the committee on election
of president nnd via ) president , Lodge , Hau-
; cti and Henderson are the only ones who
mvo not been dofontcd. ' , ,
Use Hall's VcgetabTo Sicilian ifalr Uo-
nowcr and your thin gray locks will tbickon
up and bo restored to their youthful color ,
vigor and beauty.
Girls Awaj TVoni Homo.
The girl who Is colng away from homo quite
By herself , and who will have to travel for
several days and nights on tbo cars , who will
lie at n strange hotel by 'herself , wants a Ht-
tlo advice about what to do , says HutU Asn-
moro in the Ladies' Homo Journal. Her
number may bo many , so I prefer to tell her
in this httlo paragraph : In ouylnghcr ticket
for the trip she also buys a ticket for her
sleeper , and the railway ofllclal will arrange
thnt If she does not got the entire section the
other berth is also occupied by a lady. AVheii
she wishes logo to bed , the porter , at her re
quest , will arrange the berth for her , nnd
Lhonoiitof tbo small satchel that sbo has
provided she will take the dark Hannol orde-
ainodresslng-cown in whioh KIO ! Intends to
sleep , nnd go to the toilet-room and put this
on. Her clothes are hung by tlio berth , and
while sbo is advised to remove her dress.skirt
and corsets and her shoes , It will bo wiser to
retain some of tier underwear and her stock
ings , not only because of the draft , but be
cause of the fnclllty'of getting Into things the
next morning. Get up early and go to the
toilet-room , but -do not monopolize it for
liours.
"When you reach a strange city get into the
stage that belongs to ttio hotel to which you
wish to go , get out nt tbo ladies' entrance , go
Into the reception 'room and say that you
want some ono sent from the olllco to you.
Toll who over conies' exactly what kind of n
room you want and ask the price of It. Give
himyobrnanio'tyoircgister , and. remember ,
wbilo you are alone In a public house it is not
wise to dross in any except a quiet way. No
trouble about ordering your meals should bo
experienced , ns the bill-of-faro shows ex
actly what Is served ana you can take your
choice.
As to "tipping' , ' * you jviH cortainls. give a
small tip to the porter who straps- and locks
your trunks for you , -and to any hell boy in
the hotel who shows you any special service.
If j-ou are only therefor a few noun it is not
necessary for you " 'tx > 'tip the waiter , nor the
chambermaid , unless stio also should do some
act of kindness for you , such as brushlngyour
eown , getting the piece of soap thut you have
forgotten , ar putting- stitch * > in a ripped
frock. Although It is not plciuaut to bo
alone , still I. do ilrmly bcllovo that a well-
bred girl with a clear , bead and nu under
standing mind can go , without any trouble ,
from California to Now York and receive
nothing but courteous attention.
The don'ts'nro these :
Don't dress loudlv.
Don't make any acquaintances on tbo car
or In hotels.
Don't sit alone . lu public parlors. Better
by far stay in your room and "read than uiako
yourself an object of comment.
Mike up your mind to bo courteous and
polite , but reserved , and all men will bo lika
Chevalier Bayards to you , nud all women
will give you what you demand respect.
o
Some remarkable cures of deafness are re
corded of Dr. Thomas' Electrio Oil , Never
fails to cure earache ,
Women Wear Blinders.
On market day nt Altimaar ono sees Dutch
costumes in their glory. Alkmaar Is nn
almost super-clean town In the province of
Nooni Holland , half way between Amster
dam and the Holder , says tlio New York
Morning Journal. It Is a picturesque old
place , \vhlch offered a stout resistance to the
Spanish in the sixteenth century , nnd shows
an equal r.oal in tbo nineteenth , In lining the
square in front of Its weighing house with
heaps of round red and yellow cheeses every
Friday morning.
By daybreak the streets are thronged with
gayly-palnted country wagons , from -which
descend women wearing broad bands of
gold sbapod llko horse-shoes across their
foreheads. These bands keep the hair back
and thus servo the Dutch purpose for neat
ness , though they are usually anything but
becoming , Large oval rosnttesof gold , often
richly wrought , stand out at the temples.
Above the band is worn a full vcilof white
lace , or at the least of line lawn , with a deli
cate lace border. This hangs down upon tbo
nock and shoulders , and Is secured upon tbo
hulr by largo gold 'pins. Long , and often
costly , gold earrings complete this elaborate
headgear , which , with 'tho ' addition of n , ueck-
lace ofgold - beads , is a woman's pride and
frequently bcr only dowry. Dozens and
scores of such headdresses give to the Alk-
mnar market a look of gayety and prosperity
that is rare enough in peasants except in
plodding , prosperous Holland.
The fishwives of Schbvoiilngon bavo nltercH
their dress but little in centuries. Between
the broad streets and French costumes of The
Hague only a fovwinlles distant nnd tbo
windy dunes with. } jierring "pinken" pulled
upon the beach ( Uiul unloaded by women in
huge straw bnta spreading llko wings at tbo
sides , there is a contrast to wonder at and
think on. "J'l
Tlio other day.aVs the writer , lying in the
sand watching thb'tU'lft ' of the clouds ttiero
passed before ini > > tall , broad-sliouldcrod
women's figures cTotfiod lu short black skirts ,
and loososhawl-liko'bluck ' mantels lined with
red and hanging 'f rom ttio shoulders , Under
the suii-browiied'hats I caught glimpses of
close white caps and the glitter of flat silver
ornaments that wertTset llko a horso's blind
' " *
ers.
Children hardly > Rblo to toddle piled up
shell heaps , oven tub1 youngest wearing the
caps without hatband good-sized silver
pieces. Her liou/A-Aress the Dutch woman
seems to wear onojjjl occasions , festival or
workday , I wonnOftif she sleeps In blind-
oral , it
llorfliiwtilppcd by Mitakcd Bf en.
RluiTixsvii.i.K , Ind. , Nov. 83. Mr. nnd
Mrs. Andrew Holsapplo of Jefferson town
ship wcro taken frpm their homo last night
about midnight and brutally beaten by
masked men. They are known ns reputable
citizens and the affair has created a sensa
tion , Theoniccra are looking Into the matter.
Albright's Choice , payments to suit.
Iliirnod to Death.
SIIEUSUX , Tex. , Nov. 30. The little child
of Jeff Ilcndrlcks was burned to death today
near this city. The little follow was left in
charge of'two larger children during the nb-
Bonco of the parents in the cotton field ant
was playing with tire , Igniting his clothlnc
and causing dcuth before assistance could
roach him.
'
Albright's Cholu 1 , lu pwco : I cash.
THE DAY BEFOREM BATTLE
[ t Witnesses Secret Mootiugs in All thaOity
Wards ,
LOWRY CANDIDATE IN THE FIRST ,
M. li. ilnctlor Will Alnlcann Independ
ent llunlii the Seventh \Vnrd
Paul Strong in the
Mtith.
The indications now point to the fact that
the nominees for the council will not have ns
smooth sailing tomorrow a < they anticipated ,
and lu many other wards there will ho thrco
sides to thu light , to say nothing of the nomi
nees on the regular ticket ; who will como Infer
for tliolr share of the support.
In the First ward there is a pretty mess.
It docs not indicate any good forJ. J. ICon-
nedy , the nominee ot the democratic - primaries
ies , Tom L.9\vry declares that there nro f > 70
voters who'will stay by him until the sun
goes down Tuesday night , and for this
reason ho has barred his breast and proposes
to make a Jtcht. Ho claims that it was a
packed cauciu , packed bv Missouri Pacific
railroad men , nnd that if ho had had half a
show bo could have downed J. J. Kennedy
two to one.
Since the nbovo was prepared the ? matter
has been moro fully Investigated , as may bo
seen by the certiilcato of the primary of
ficers which Is herewith presented. It shows
thnt , so far.from having been defeated by
Kennedy , Lowry was u victor at the pri
maries by twenty-eight votes , The certifi
cate was brought bctoro the democratic- city
central committee , which was specially con
vened last night , and thoroughly discussed.
It was decided thnt the committee would en
dorse the certiilcato which of itself maiici
Lowry the regular democratic nominee of the
First ward. This will compel Kennedy to
run as an Independent nominee , because un
der the statutes , If his name appears upon
the democratic ticket ho will bo liable to ar
rest.
rest.The
The certificate is as follows !
OMAHA , Neb , , Nov. 30.18W. This Is to certify
that at tlio democratic primary election hold
hi Ihu 1'lrst ward of thu city of Oiaulia. No-
vumbor W. lb ! , for the pnri > o oof noiiiliiiitliii ;
a democrat ns councilman , to bo voted ( or nt
tbo election Tuesday , December 2. there weru
I.ll2doniocrnllu volei. mid ot tills niiinlicr .1 ,
.1. Kennedy received Ml. voU and T. J.Lowry
370 votes. This jjlvcs T. J. Iowry a majority
of 28 of all tbo democratic votes cast.
There were also cast 31 voles headed
"Independent party" and for .1. .7. Ken
nedy , liy which party bo hud been nom
inated to tlio nbovu mentioned olllcu Vrlday ,
November : & , 1S93. As tliU was a primary of
the domocrallo party and held utiilvr ttioclce-
tlonlawsof ournlate. no recognition could betaken
taken of tlio votes or tickets ciitt byimy other
than the duinneratlo party , and therefore we
declare Thomas , ! . Lowryiluly oleolvd us can
didate for councilman by thu democratic
party of the l-'lrst ward.
riiAiii.is r VANNING , .Tudgo.
T. J.Toiiiy , Clerk.
The Second ward promises to go before the
people with rather an Interesting fight on
its hands. Peter UMsasser will lead the
democracy , while Hay , the defeated demo
crat , will do allttloknitlug around the edges ,
with Isaac S. ilascall gathering up the inde
pendent votes. Ilascall moved into the ward
only two weeks ngo from the First ward ,
where ho had no chance and now Insists enforcing
forcing himself on the Second ward.
In tlio Third ward O'Conncll proposes to
cut a wide swath in the ranks of tlio follow
ers of Pat Ford's ' friend , Burdisb. O'Connoll
asserts that ho Is bound to cet there this
time and the bloody Third will witness a very
sanguinary contest.
The light in the Fourth-has narrowed down
botwcon Wheeler backed by the contractors
and tax-caters and Thomas Tuttle , who is
favored by the best citizens of both parties.
Wheeler's hope of election is chiefly with the
gangs and several democratic saloonkeepers
who bavo been subsidized and annexed.
In the Fifth ward pence falls to flutter Its
white wings over the democratic camp. In
this ward thonale moon is streaked with
gore. Hd O'Conncr nnd his braves have
drawn their knives and oroposo to plunge
them into the vitals of Tim Con way. Fraud
is charged on every hand. Ills stated openly
that Con way skirmished the island and all
the country bet ween Florence lake and the
Union 1'aclllc shops for man , many of whom
lived in East Omaha and on Cut
off lake island. Both of the
men state Unit with a fair vote
They could have left Con way so far behind
that ho would not have known ho was in the
race. The better class ol republicans are no
better satisfied than the democrats. They
say that tlio primaries were carried by the
TJroatch heelers and strikers headed by
Johnny McDonald , the oil inspector , and it is
also charged that large numbers of iion-resi-
dents wcro voted by them last Friday. The
best elements of both parties are looking for
an Independent candldato nnd will probably
trot him out during the day.
In the Seventh ward It is a settled fact that
tbo people will not submit to tbo dastardly
work performed by Cbaffeo and his gang of
strikers , who obstructed voting and intimi
dated the voters.
Yesterday a largo number of the heavy tax
payers and prominent citizens of the ward ,
who were disgusted with Chaffco's methods ,
called upon Mr. Roedor and urged him to al
low his name to go before the people on elec
tion day. lie at last consented and is now a
full-fledged candidate.
The solicitation and reply are as follows :
OMAHA , Nov. SO. ISOO. M. I. . . Itoedvr Ksq. : In
view of the iininlfcMIy unjust and outrageous
treatment you received at the hands of tlie
unscrupulous and unfair juduos attlu * repub
lican primary election hold In thu Buvuntli
ward , Hiinplcnipntetl by the overbearing , arbi
trary ami liiHultltiiconduct of tint Humorous
polU'OOllluors detailed at the Instance of C. L.
Clialfco tn assist In the suppress Ion of n fair
ballot and an honest o.vpios.slon of cbolcn for
candidate for councilman by tlio republican
voters of the ward , wo ask thnt yon permit tlio
iiHuuf your name as nu liKk'pundmt candi
date for Ihu city council to bo votoj on ; it Urn
city election lobe held on Tuesday , December
2 , when all voters will bo protected In their
rights.
Ami wo hereby pledge to you our earnest
and hearty co-operation.
HAM MCIKOD , UKIHUIK UIDOINS. S , .STKIMIKN-
S\I > . U. I.AIISOS , 11 , llAI.I.AM.C. GutlSON , and
100 others ,
Mr. Itoeder replied ns follows :
OSIAHA , Xov.sti. 1390. Messrs. MeLood , IIIg-
Rlns , SteplioiiMm. Ilnlluin and other olll/cns
anil taxpayers of the ovonth ward Ocntlu-
nu'ii : Ki'Co iil/lnir the fuct that the will of thu
Seventh ward In llicliitoropiihllcunpritimrlei
was overcome by bulldo/lnc , fraud , repeating ,
Illeual voting , and that with lione-t Judges a
fair and free express'on would bavo resulted
In my nomination ; and having boon In formed
that an niirecmunt has beuii mndo bolweon
eurtaln ilcmocratH mid tlio combine candidate
t-odofeut tli " 111 ( if the pi'oplr , It brconirs my
duty anaeltl/on toiildyou now In drfuatlng
thcdlKliotioraMo omls of tbo combination or-
Kiinl/.ed and maintained rnntrnrv tu law , and
for tlio purpoMiof eurldiliiK Its members ut
tbo expense ot tbo tavpayors.
I ncoopt your call anil thank you for your
expression of confidence. Ivrllldoall In my
power to honorably curry this just cause to
victory. If elected L will do my duly to
further thu best Ititcrustsuf the ward iinu tlio
city at large. Voun respectfully ,
M. I , . HOEtlEH.
A largo number of democrats of the Elirbth
ward are dissatlsgcd with the nomination of
Connolly , They claim they worked against
him ana would have nominated a man who
moro thoroughly represented tbo democrats
of the ward hail Knot been for the Influence
of Councilman Ford from the Third and u
iiumbor of bis followers. They assert that a
largo amount of money was used
nominate Connolly and that his re
peaters kept away from the polls
a number of the citizens of the Eighth who
did not dealro to encounter such n mob. For
the purpose of repudiating a nomination ob
tained under such circumstances , the Inde
pendent democrats of the ward will liold a
mccilng tonight nnd it Is thouiht put In nom
ination a man who will bo n representative of
both party and taxpayers.
lu the Ninth ward n revolution has taken
place. Georpo J. I'aul , who IIOH never sought
ofllco , has readily Juinixju1 into popular favor ,
Hols being endorsed by tbo taxpayers and
has already struck terror Into the hearts of
Davis' managers. They have been seriously
thinking of ( rotting some person to run
against I'aul , but If they do , tlio taxpayers
will look upon It as u combine trick and
govern thoinfelvea accordingly.
An Indian Counterfeiter.
GuNEmi.iE , Tex. , Nov. r-0 , William arr
ant , a noted counterfeiter of the Chlckasaw
nation , was arrested yesterday near Jimtown ,
I. T. , nnd n largo amount of spurious coin
found , together with his paraphernalia used
in making the bogus money. The prisoner
was placed In Jail lu this city today ,
UMriltfSS OP TUB OliHHAMH.
She IN .Still ( IN Hrnnltlvi- mill Modest HH
When n I'rlnofHt.
Since she ciime to thothrono the Kmprcss
Augusta Victoria contlnuoj to bo thesenslblo
nd modest woman that she was when only
a princess. While her husband runs about
with n feverish activity , visiting present nml
possible allies , she is content to remain at
home , mul perform the- very limited duties
that the constitution lin ninrketlout fortho
wives of German sovereigns , writes Theo
dore Child in Harper's Hnrnr. Owing to the
many bereavements in tlio voynl family , the
court at Berlin has not been very Kn > ' since
\Vltmm ! 11 began to rclgn. lu fact , in the
days of his grandfather It was not renowned
for ita liveliness , The present emperor
continues the economical tiuidltlons
of the Ilohonzollcrn family , nnd court
ocepctont nra not much moro frequent than
state halls were nt Paris under M. Jules
Orovy. 1 laving scarcely nny other public
duties to perform than to uppciir at the head
of hur regiment of cutwsteis during the rare
nion'onts when the emperor I nt homo , the
empress devotes the most of her
tlmo to her household cures , nnd per
haps continues to put up her
own preserves , at she did when she was thu
Princess William. The emperor Is not at all
displeased nt this kind of talent , us the fol
lowing incident will show. Soon nttcr
William II was crowned , n committee of llcr-
lln ladles , having resolved to offer n gift to
the now empress , decided , without n very
long deliberation , that the souvenir should
consist of n while Bilk apron trimmed with
costly laces , and Imvlnp the names of the
llvo little princes embroidered In garlands.
In receiving this present , the empress told
the donor * that she waS happy to accept s-uch
a gift , for the npron hud always been the
symbol of a good German housewife. "Uo-
sldes , " she added , "my husband will bo satis-
fled with your offering , for ho desires thnt I
should always wear nn npron in the house I"
The empress Auitiustn Victoria Is now In
her thirty-first year , and Is three months
older nnd somewhat taller than the emperor ,
but her fair ami fresh complexion makes
her look younger thnn her ngo. .An oval face ,
soil blue e.vts , beautiful teeth , and nn abund
ance of blond hair irlvo horii decidedly agree-
nblo if not positively pretty physiognomy ,
while she passes for having smaller feet than
tlioso that nature has generously bestowed
upon the sisters of her race. Tlio empress has
already given live sons to her huslund , b
her motherly care is not long bestowed on
each ono , for as soon as possible their fnther
takes them nwny from the nurse , and sends
them to the drill-master in Thurliifdn , where
they are uniformed , booted , spurrei and
taught to train nsubruln true German fash
ion. Perhaps the empress would like to have
u daughter union ? this little flock , but
William II. Issntlsllod with the sons. Speak
ing one dav to his elder sister , the princess of
Saxo-Moln'lngen , ho said : "It Is bolter to
have only boys , because when there is a
daughter , that Immediately causes inora cm-
barussment , and cntniU greater expense.
First of all thcnj must bo a governess , one or
more maids of honor , and a lot of complicated
finery. On the contrary when there are only
boys , they can nil bo dressed in thesaino
fashion in uniform , A piece of cioth will
servo for all of them. My boys are all
dressed as artillerymen , oven the smallest
one , who is already n corporal. " And It is
in this costume that they play all day long
Only the poor little princes cannot play as
other little children do ; tholr solo recreation
Is to ainuso themselves with military theory
and exercise , so as to becoino warriors , and
win laurels , as their ancestors have flono
and as tholr fathers hope to do.
Her IJOVCP Must llohnvc.
What vices can I tolerateIn a young man ?
That depends largely upon his relationship
to me. If ho is my brotlioror my lover I may
say ! can tolerate no vices in him at all. If
bo is merely an acquaintance , a society
neighbor , I am not so particular , writes a
Chicago lady to the Chicago Herald. Head
ing the replies to the nbovo question in your
last Sunday's issue I was very much sur
prised to learn that most of your correspon
dents were willing to forgive more vices in
their lovers , husbands or intimate friends
than in any other young men. Quito the
contrary should , I think , bo true. I for ono
would have my lover , friend or brother purer
and more inunly than any ether man. I
could not tolerate any real vices in cither.
When I had blushed for my lover once I
should suitor intensely , but when I found
myself blushmp for him often love would
spread her white wings and depart. I could
bo very kind to such a man. but could not
love him. My friend may smoke , providing
he smoked In tbo rlcht place never m pub
lic places when In tlio society of n lady , ilo
may bo conceited , self-confluence brintr nec
essary In a man who Is to accomplish much
in this world ; he may bo too fond of dress or
ho may bo too negligent of dress : ho may
oven neglect me n little for thu society of
boolts or business , but never for the society
to be found in suloonr or gambling houses.
( Yes , bo may even be a republican and believe -
lievo in high tarilT. ) In short , ho may have
faults of temper , may bo homely , but no real
vices can bo tolerated ; nothing that de
tracts fiom his real manliness or that shall
cost him his self-respect or tbo respect of
ether people. For one , I could not love or
servo any man who would be contented to bu
less than manly , courageous , intelligent and
true , and who need hang his head for shame
before any man , woman or assemblage. It
seems to the writer that women have boon
nnd ore too forgiving to their masculine
friends , so fur too lenient that tlio young men
of tlio generation seem to be trying to sou how
fur they can go on the high ronil to destruc
tion without getting beyond tlie limits of en
durance of such women ns may bo interested
in them , and that they make their vices the
test of woman's love. II en co , wo find them
assuming the portion that , unless Mary will
forglvo any vices and 111 manners of which
John may b'o guilty , she doesn't love him , and
that when John has decided that his bonds
nro a Httlo Irltsonic , and may run to excess in
some vice in order to force her disgust and
his dismissal , ho very often only Incites a
persistence In faithfulness on her part worthy
a hotter cause. A young gentleman reading
these lines may consider the author quite too
particular , but she and olhcc young ladles
she knows when tboy nsl < a young man to
como up to their high standard only ask him
to bo Just as coed nnd Just as manly as they
try to bu good and womanly , and wo do not
think wo could bo satisfied with tbo society
of n young man hi tbo relationship of friend ,
lover or husband who would bo satisfied with
the society of a woman lejs particular
than we. _
A Costly
To thoKditorof Tin : llr.c : The U'orld-
Ilcmlii recently printed the following In ro-
paiil to the testimony of W. V. Morse in the
libel ca o of VS'heelor against Tin : Hir : :
\V. \ V , MorM-wiiH the nu.xt to Ixulr.mgud up
tocoiurlhtitntotlio iittauk on \\lii \ > i'Icr. Ilo
U'stlllud : Ilo hud known \\lieolvrnlglit or ten
vears ; witness was u dhrctor In tlio cabin
eoiiipunv and Is now one In the xticiitcarcom-
l > any ; Wheeler \Vboelur carry Insurance
forllici ( ( iiniiiny : 'they had qnltu a llnunr In-
Hiirancium iho cnlilo company , two yean or
iiiiiii ! HBO ; witness Huiipoics this wii * contin
ued l > y llm consolidated company , lie otton
Haw \Vl.ooler about wtreot railway liuslno-is.
Wlieolur never at uiiyof the o linios liliiiud
to him thut hu stionm placi > moro Ininruncii
ami timer demanded any. Thu company atone
ono llniu lilnlinuil a refund , fur paving lu > -
tueen tiauks , of inonuv which It hail pnl < l Into
tbo < : lty treasury under protest ; he lalucd
with Wnecler alioiit It.
Mr. Mnrw > underwent a cross-cxamlnatlnn
by Mr. llnrtlett and tostlllcil : IVIioelor'n rc -
utullon us ulii W'iillillii ; citizen Is good ; ho
bus never wild anything to wit now that would
tint comport wltlilili rtlfniiy aisa I'oiincllmuii :
Wheeler lld not to writings' knowledge ! ever
USD lilsiilllct ) us councilman , directly or Indi
rect ly. to nbtiiln Insiiriincu from llio street
railway comimiiy or from witness us un ladl-
vl.'unlj Wlivulnr novur , iliruotly or Indlioctly.
huliottuil from him an u director or individual
liny compensation for what lie nilchtdii.
That Httlo talk on street railroads with the
councilincn co.it mo $500 , The bo.ird of pub
lic works required tno street railway com
pany to deposit the cost of paving between
the tracks with the city treasurer before It
could take up the newly paved street on
Twentyfourth , the amount to lu credited to
tbo district as nor law. Hut the street rail
way company urew up nn ordinance to suit
Itielf , mid our accommodating council passed
the ordinance to refund our inoaoy to thorn.
When 1 ride on the caw and pay my faro and
sco the councilman by my sideshow his pass ,
I cau't help but think whit that little cour
tesy from the railroad company to tbo coun-
oilmen cost lae. JOHN U. Wu.i.w.
Tills is
AN
Old Iowa Friend
' Writes About Us.
The world's full of shoddy gnoilsma
And every new year brings
Schemes which should bo squelched
by law ;
Cheap imitations of genuine
Cheap Clothing sold by cheaper
men ,
To witch the waccs of the poor.
Circulars from the tricksters' pou ,
Are left at ovoJy person's door.
The "bankrupt snlo" nnd auction
room
Catch tniiny n hnrd-ciimod dollar
They'll soil : i luundriod shirt ( on
tlio boom , )
For loss than you could buy a doz
en collars.
By throwing ono bait to the human
lish ,
They'll catch a hundred suckers ;
Lntor , you'll kick yourselfnnd wis'.i
You hadn't , wliun the shoddy
draws and puckers.
Your Diiuts creep up , yoor cent's
too short ,
You pi vo'cm to your Httlo brother
But then it's no use to rnvo nnd
snort ,
But show more sonsa wliou you
buy another.
It's a perfect puzzle to mo , ma ;
How people can ho such fools ,
Thoro's ' leaa souse now thnn there
use to bo ,
When we luuln'tso many schools.
Most clothiers , I am loth to say ,
For the sake of greater pain ,
Carry the shoddy goods today ,
"Compelled to , " is their claim.
So skillful is the countcrflt
Thut not one iniin in every five ;
Can toll ( the way the rooms arc lit ) .
"Whether ita "doad" cloth or
"silivo. ' ,
A few houses. lam nleascd to stiy ,
Have reputations whicli defy ,
The shoddy goods mini o ( today.
And nonu but HONEST goodd
supply.
Then if you want a suit thata
"SQUAHK , "
My friendly rontlcr , its very
plain ;
That you must go to some store
where ,
TllHY'VU A KKl'UT.V.TION' TO
JIAIN'TAI.V.
When : i house lias bold a business
down ,
Until It's the or.mcsr iv THIS
STATI : ,
And dealt "SQUAHK" with every
man in town.
They DON'T IIAVK TO TJIHOW
OUT IIA IT. *
So como nloug and &eo us friends ,
You'll bo satisfied I kno.w ;
You'll find us where l.'Hh and Fnr-
iinin blonds ,
Look for the sign of M.
&Co.

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