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OMAHA , NEBRASKA , OCTOBER , 189l SlTJPPLEMENT.
gang of boodlors thnt plastered South Otnana all over with mortgages' ho helped to ptrpo- Irate nnil cover up thotno.it iWrant Jobs. Every lawyer In Umatm knows that since Uo was dropped as city attorney for Soulti O in nil u Mr , Hdgorton has not earned enough money to pay for the clotncs ho wears , llo has no Inw practice. But Kdgortmi managed somehow to pay hl way during ( ho whole of last winter Ma"guldophllosoph < ! rnnd friend" of tlia independents In the legislature. IIow < n nt the capital during the wtiolo ses sion nnd ho Is credited with doing some sly but very alTectlvo work to prevent the nn - sugo of the stock yards hill , which provided for reduced charircs for handling and fcedlntr llvo stock tit stock yards nnd made himself nolld with the manager of tlio South Omaha lock yards. And In this legislative lobby Mr. Edgorton formed 11 deep attachment for that now apostle tle of the third party , Paul Vnndcrvoort. I'niil Iho Apostle. Paul Is now stumping the state for Mr. Kilgcrtoii. I take It that men nrn known by the company they keep , .ind that Mr. Edgor- ton has full conlldcnco In the tiblltty of Air. Vundcrvoort to bamboozle the farmers for him. nnd that ho nxpccts through him to work lit ) sympathy among the veteran soldiers of this stato. ( jcnoral Vandorvoort Issued a valedictory before he wont Into the camp of the Independents mid made a tear ful appeal to the boys in blue nnd tno farmers. Let mo road from this precious document : After many days and nlulits of llmiiRhtuf the most careful cluilbnrntlnn , looking over all tlio parties and peering Into the future. I havn decided to close mjr uiirrnr In tliu ranks of tlio republican imrty , and oust my lut with the Independents. Mind you , ho was a republican ofllccholdcr when the legislature met nt Lincoln and held a position In tlio mall service at Omaha , lint ho hired out to the tclcpbonu company as a lobbyist , and whllo drawing pay us nuporln- tnndcnt of malls nt Omahii ho was down at Lincoln manipulating the legislature , in * d : to.do effective 'vork ho took up his headquarters at the Llndell hotel with tlio Independents and actually nulled them Into the belief that ho was in deep sympathy with thorn. When Postmaster General Wanu- umker through bin special agent ascertained that Vandorvoort had deserted his post nnd Was at Lincoln lobbying for the telephone and telegraph companies ho decided to dis miss him. As soon as Vandorvoort bccama nwaro that his head would como off ho sent In his resignation and bid good bye to the republican party. As u matter of fact , while ho cut loose from the republican party , ho did not cut loose from the railroads and other monopolies that have had him on tuelr pay roll. Hut. I must road u little more from Paul's valedictory : I pave my ( Irst vote for Abraham Lincoln while In the prison pen at .Milan , ( fa. I have loved tlio party nnd tnllod for Its welfare In sunlight and Kloom. 1 have risked my llfo ; uiU been mobbed nnd stoned In the dark und benighted itnlnlno : iud fever mrlcUcii districts of southern Indiana. The new npostlo forgets himself a little bit nnd tolls us In another part ot tills letter : I went , to tin ! \vnr nttlie ago of 15 and was captured nnd MvoU onoyiMir In tlia camp of Hello Isle with my comrades freezing in the trendies. Let us sco. If Vnndorvoort wont Into ttio war nt the ago of 15 , und remained there until ho could vole for Lincoln , ho must have served six years. I hupnon to have the report of the adjutant general of Illinois right here , who cortlllos under the seal of the state that Paul Vnndorvoort unlisted at Camp Butler near Springfield on the 10th day of .luno , IbO' . ' , the first tlmo , and was mustered out nt the place whore ho had unlisted , the camp near Springfield , after three months , bo- cauuo the term of his company had expired. If ho wns 15 yenrs old in Juno , 1802 , how old was ho In November , 18)11 ) , when Lincoln was elected president for the second term ] Ho could not have been much over 1" , nud If ho voted for Abraham Lin coln nt the ago of 17 ho was nn early voter. [ Applause. ] I want to call your attention to another little discrepancy. Ho says ho voted lor Abraham Lincoln In a con federate prison. Did confederates gather votes for Abraham Lincoln in the rebel prisons nnd forward the returns to Washing ton ? [ Applause nnd laughter. ] Further on In this saintly enlstlo Paul says : am not going to join the domooratlo party because there Is nothing left of it but a roml- nlsepiicu , n Rovormir from Kllkciiey , nnd the rioting , reHilntr Biiloons with tlndr blear-eyed , rnd-nuscd bund df howling dervishes. Such soul stirring prohibition sentiment appeals to the Woman's Christian Temperance - anco union. At the risk of shocking the good people Who have pinned their faith on Vtmdervoort's professions I want you to look al this letter , Paul's own handwriting. I'OSTOKKICK OMAHA , March 28 , 1SBO. Dear Sir : I inn Kittling u splendid lot of statistics from tipiiortil Hangs the owner of the Dodlln quarry. Uo writes mo that he will miike them comploto. Ho want you to bid on granite for your house. Thinks ho uan satisfy yon. Voitrs , 1'AUIj VANIir.llVOOHT. This letter , written just before the opening of the prohlultlon campaign last year Is directed to Hon. 1'otor E. Ilor , the famous whisky distiller. Vandorvoort , waj the middle man for the Dodlln grnnlto quarry and volun teered to furnish Her statistics against pro hibition as tin Inducement for an order lor Dodlln grnnito. But Paul has experienced a ohango of heart , llo Is so disgusted with those red nosed democrats. AH nn OH Houin Malinger. But that is not all. Last year Vandor voort tcstlllod upon the witness stand In Omaha thatwhiln ho was In the lobby at Lin coln for the railroads In 1SS7 , hu never knew of nn oil room or a room In which liquor was Riven nway to members of the legislature , und did not have any liquor In his own room. Now here Is the lodger of the Capital hotel kept by Mr. Kitchen. In this lodger you see there are accounts ngnltm various people who stopped there dur- Inn the session of the legislature. You will see In this hotel ledger , pages HI , 100 and 110 , headed John M. Thurston , debtor , nnd among the items chaivod to Thurston are : January 25 , V.mdurvoort , lodging milt board , $104.25 ; 27tli , room 15 , cigars room 15 was Paul's room ; February 0 , bar 40 cents ; February ( ! , cigars M.fiU ; tlth. washing , $1.40 they took euro of their lobbyists and kept them clean ; tlth , cigars t3. Then ngaln cigars. Then wo como to February 18 , clears ; February SO , bar and cigars fMl.r > . Ho did not hno\v anything about tlio liquor In the oil room , but ho had run up u bar bill of $31,15. February 24 , bar , 14 ; Sath , bar , W.GO , and cigars ; and then wo get around aealn to tlio 20th of Murcb , bar F-Mft ; thun some moro wnshlnc ; then on the 25th of February wine , $3. on the stur.o day another order for wluo , $8 ; 25th , bar , * 1.10 ; than on the ' 'tlth board nnd lodging , $1I5 ! nnd the total hotel bill which Thumon Is charged with for Vandor voort during thnt memorable session when the apostle of anti-monopoly , temperance and reform was playing copper for the railroads foots up ii3.ar ; > and Mr. Thurston's bill aggregated $2,531.IW. So Vnndorvoort's memory was slightly out of Joint when ho testified under oath that ho did not know anything about the leglslntlvu oil rooms nnd never had nny liquor in his rooms at the Capitol hotel. Now lot us once moro continue Yonder- voorl's pathetic valedictory. Ho says : t have always lived In the Rtinlltfht of truth. ll'Mightrt ] 1 defy tiny man to imme a broken UromUo of inlnu In tlio statn. 1 have never talntuil my hands with a dlfthono-it dollarund with all the ability I have , and with nil my hoarti and with the approval of u noble wtfo ami wy bright uyud children I will go with Klndnomo hope Into the ranks of the Indepen dent party. Always In the sunlight of truth , Indeed. Never touched n dishonest dollar. Listen to this touching tribute to his parents nnd then contrast It with thin luttor from the norao of his boyhood : My father with hands blistered tolled early mid late. .My mother In daylight und dark ness , bho hud no Joy. Shu bore hur children nnd worku'l hur HimerH in the bone In the liloktirliiK Ilitlit of a tallow oiindlo , Ul.ooMiMitoN , III. , Jan. 'M , IbiW : Dear Sir. Vours reeolvod. In answer ns to I'uul Vim- dorvoort's youthful antecedents , I have often s&ld , nnd Htlll think , I never know n moro worthies * , strong , healthy boy Hum ho wast hot criminally so , but lylnir. deceptive nud false to u uiHxf father , never mould worn , but play off sick. 1 think ho otiiUtcd hero while attending \Voleyan sehool and too yuiinx , wxs sent for ward un iv rcortilt , and wont Into a cavalry rcxlmrnt. Tnls wail my understanding , I \ a In tlm aurvlce nt the tlmu. After thn w r he roturiud here and was very forwuid In polities anil got sumo appoint * uiunU In rural hchool districts as * syuiiUer , nd after oloctlon worried thu RUeceaiful can didate fur tomu Important ollk-o. 1 bulinvo one of tils domiuidt WMI territorial governor , but thry gradually let him down to a mall oUrkalilp. And from that on you uro bolter p < > ted than 1 m , I am too unwell to wrltu further. Hiiro It u wo do not want him buck at a oitltou. Yours Honcctfully , O. HAIINAHU. I'nit I'M ItoNonnnt lloir. Yandervoort'i most blood-curdling np- am to the old loldlon and a woopliit denunciation of tbo republican part ; for going back on the veterans ol the war. "t appeal to my com rades" howls Vandcrvoort with n voice thnt resembles the fog horn of an oco.ir steamer , "for whom I hnvo labored nil m.v llfo , who hnvo won nil the victories of the republican party , who 3tooO by them with M loyal devotion ns In the dnj when , with Iron hands and nerves of stool , they held the shining musket nnd Hashing sabro In thu red front ol battle or. nil the fields of carnngo ; who have forgiven broken promises and see rewards given U those wno battled In the lines of tlio gray , U como out nnd Join hands with thcrlslngglory of the now party. " What a b.'nthcrskllo ' and impostor Has over a nation on earth done ru much for It * volunteer defenders ! Have wo not pensioned every man who has boon maimed In battle or disabled by disease ? Atx we not carrying thousands of soldiers' ' widows on the national pension rolls 1 Hnvo wo not pensioned every man win were the blue who Is now dependent I Are not our pensions moro liberal thun those of any other nation I Are wo to pension able bodied swashbucklers like Vmidervoort , whenever never received a scratch In tlio war. anil have been knpt on Undo Ham's pay roll two- thirds of the tlmo since the war I Lot us see what Vnmlcrvoort's rule is aa the gri'at champion of the soldlor. A few ' years ugo when'ho was temporarily out. ol the postal service , bo was employed by n Washington pension agent who has amassed $2,000.000 out of tlio pension clulm business , to use his Influence with Grand Army men to clamor for moro pension nnproprlntlons. Not long ago , when on the stand , ho gavu the fol lowing-testimony : t } . You may atats whether you ovprg.ivooi furnished any passes to iiieinlinrs ot the legis lature during ttmxesslon of IssTV A. I occasionally fnrnlslio 1 p-.M es for mem- hers upon their reiiiustt | , I'he members of thu legislature nil hail time pastes. Q. When did yon lor.vu the railway mull service us chief clerk ? A. In 18 % q. What did yon do after that ? A. In 18.1 I was employed hy tlio Union and Contrnl I'aeifle to hi-nuro the nntlnnu ! im- campment atSan I'runc'seo. ' nud after Ihe en campment was secured. In 1SW5 , I was em ployed by the same railroads to secure thi ) travul over their lines to San Kranclsro. . What docs this show I It shows that Paul Vnndorvoort ns U Grand Army man used his Influence to get the railroads n long haul for the encampment and carry the delegates to the Grand Army encampment and other veterans clear across the continent to Han Francisco , and yet this notorious railroad capper Is now stumping the stuto for Edgor- ton , and whllo ho pleads for the poor soldiers nnd denounces the republican party for not having done enough for them , ho Is only trying to use the old soldiers ns cats' paws to pull the railroad chastuuts out of ttio lire- , and whllo bo Is advocating the election of Eugerton ho is traveling on railroad passes over this state and bo is making regular re ports every few days ut railroad head- quarters. This is his mission In the camp of the Independents , nnd if Ectporton is elected thu railroad managers expect to have u friend in court. VniiOnrvoortand Edgorton were both lob bying at Lincoln last winter , yet wo nru told that the producers of this state can rely upon Mr , Edgcrton as an unap proachable man. How Is Iti Is n man who has boon a lobbyist , n man who has not got any business as a lawyer , who does not spend sixty days In a year nt the court and probably not , I might sav , two hours In a week nt his profession , lit to bo judge of our supreme court ! How can such a man nsplro to such n high poji- tlonl It seems to mo that the people of this state cannot afford to do tills , notwithstand ing the foollnk' that great wrongs have been perpetrated Iti the past , notwithstanding the fact that the people demand bettor govern ment nnd thnt our legislatures have failed to glvo them relief. It seem ? to me then that the rank nud illo of the Independents , the farmers nnd the working people who arc roully in earnest nnd honestly deslro reform Una themselves in this dilemma. They have endeavored by a third party movement to rid themselves of bad government , of bossism , of the machine , nnd they have endeavored through nn Independent legislature to formu late laws that would give tnam hotter rates on the railroads , that would protect them In every direction against corporations , nnd they have found that their confidence has been bolraycd by their own representa tives , and they have been imposed on by de signing men. Now what shall they dot I urn just as much in favor of all the reforms wo have advocated , but , I believe that if in dependent republicans nnd independent , dem ocrats would work within the lines of their own parties that they hava sulllcicnt .strength in this 'state to con trol every convention , to control every legislature and got all the relief they want. In California when the working people ple of that state did not want tbo Chinese to remain , what did they do ) They did not create a now party. They wont to the demo cratic party and in their conventions passed resolutions In fnver of Chinese restriction laws. They went Into tno republican conventions nnd did the same thing , nnd they wont to the national conven tions of both parlies and pledged members of congress to enact laws excluding Chinese from the United States , and they suceodcd. A single "ism" is not likely to create a great revolution In the United States. The mere doslro of reviving grconbackism , which has boon dead over slnco resumption wont Into effect in 1878 , is not going to revolutionize the politics of the country or pivo u new party control , or oven tbo balance of power in national affairs. At the very best a third party Is only n temporary expedient. I assort right here and I know whereof 1 speak that it Mr. Burrows and Mr. Powers had nut niado the frantic efforts tnoy did and sent requests und appeals to niom- bors of the farmers alliance to keep away from ttio republican prim aries last year , wo would have had a republican convention that would ha\o nominated n clean anti-monopoly ticket. U'o would have nominated the ablest nnd moit reputable men within the ranks of thu farmers alliance , and we would have bad a legislature that would have been true blue , and would not have boon cajoled Into passing fictitious railroad bills nud all sorts of legis lation that costs us ouormous sums of money without rendering any equivalent. Hall road Manlpuliitlon' It Is a matter of fact , too , and I want to call your attention and thnt of the Independ ents to that , that last year's people's conven- convention was manipulated by the railroads almost as much as nny convention that has over assembled lu this state , A very considerable number of members in that convention wore manipulated by the railroad lobby that was right there on the lloor. When tliu convention mot it was understood to DO In favor of Van Wyck for governor , but the lobby managed to manipu late It to nominate Mr. Powers. Now , Mr. Powers Is not a railroad man. I do not charge that , but Mr. Powers was u weak man und the railroad managers wanted the weak est man to head thnt ticket , and they succeeded. Tno same thing tmpponol re cently in the independent judicial convention of our district Vnndorvoort catuo In and helped to foist two men on the independent judicial ticket , one of whom has been nn at torney ot the Missouri Pucltlo nnd the other ouo who is known to bo controlled by the railroads. Candidates with a good record wore defeated. And yet Burrows appeals to nil Independents to vote the unscratcbed ticket , and assures them that every candidate on their stuto and judicial and county tickets Is thoroughly liono. C and capable. It Is a shame nnd n fraud. It U with independents just as. It is with the rank and file of all parties. They listen and botlovo every mountebank nnd windbag who piotcnds to sympathize with them and makes profuse promises. They have allowed themselves to bo led by n few Inwvcrs llko Mr. Edgertou nud our man Strlcklor who formerly was a sleeping car conductor and turned up as a great constitutional ex pounder and has had no cutes excepting thoio prohlt'ltlon ran tests. That class of people , the Vundervoorts and their Ilk , load tnom by Iho noio and try to make thorn believe that they are now on the high roud to reform- Ing-the state and giving us hotter govern ment than wo t vvo bad. When the national campaign of ISM opona , necessarily there will only bo two great partic * after all. And when wo como to ituto onicora and the state ticket , U it not likely that the republican party , de sirous of success , would put to the front the very bo t men It can command and would yield to vrhatoTur the farmers demand provided always that the farmer * would lake part In our primaries and In our conventions , but If they absent themselves and U ttjoy go Into a separata campaign aim dlvldo themselves into a minority they limply throw their votes away nnd they iv 111 acccmpllsu nothing. Men lu all parties are after all but men. Tbo label of any ouo party docu uot muko a man honest , A man iiouiluatod iu au Independent convention U uo moro to on trusted than n man nominated In any ether convention unle. s ho is Known to no a reliable , straightforward , honest man , nnd unless ho has the Instincts of Integrity add sincerity. Now , I trust , fellow citizens , that you will waigh thl. matter well , that you will not undertake to place upou the supreme bench n man who Is confessedly Incompetent nnd whose only claim for your suffrages Is thnt ho professes to ha a convert to every Heeling popular dogma bo It over so wild and vision ary. ary.I hope that vou will , on the 3d day of No vember , put your seal of condemnation upon nil the spurious reforms and cast your votes for Albert M. Post and place upon the supreme premo bench ; i man trusted and respected by tbo people In his own county and the people of his own district who will bring to the discharge of his responsible duties the nuo Judgment of nu experienced judge. I thank you , follow citizens , for . mr attention , and 1 trust that when you como to make your choice , regardless of party bo- catiso after nil this Is a question that affects every citizen and the Integrity nf our courts you will uo your duty ns citizens , who love the state and its good name nnd reputation moro than thsy love their party. "rut : aii.itKnr or .V//.I.UK. " Newspaper reader * who have boon enter tained by the exceedingly eleven sketches of Mr. Austyn Uranvillo of Chicago will ho pleased to learn that the first novel from his prolll'o pen is shortly to make its appearance her. Mr. Ornnvlllo possesses n remarkable knack of telling a short story well nnd ho tins been widely copied by the leading papers of the country , but the present work Is his first attempt at a more ambitious style ol llctien. "Tho Shadow of Shnmo" Is laid In Paris during tbo memorable siege of 1S70-71 , and thu tlmo Immediately preceding. Henri do Marguerites , u Frenchman of noulo , hut impoverished family , who comes to America to recoup his fallen fortunes meets with such success that iu n few years ho Is able to return to Puris , ro. store thu ancestral mansion to moro than its prhtiuo splendor and to take his place among the great financiers of thu luxurious capital. In the meantime , however , pu had met In Baltimore a MUs Julia Lacombe , daughter of n very old and aristocratic family , and though oj/et-jl years her senior , full dospai-aloly In love with and man led her. The uonuty und accomplishments of the American girl ut once raised her to thu topmost pinuaclo ot social success , nnd Uo Marguerites , rich , honored , the bond of u household where the most distinguished und tlio mo t aristocratic mombcrt ) of Iho Second empire were proud to nieot us guests , felt ten thousand timoj repaid for all tlio vicisiitudos ho hud passed through In tlio eourso of n not uneventful career. To crown hU happiness two children ulo sed his union. Then ho began to reaoivo anonymous loiters ters reflecting upon the honor of his wlfo and connecting her name with that of her cousin , Maurice Lncombo. Hut thu two cousins had been playmates from childhood , \vcre always on terms of the most c.indul intlimicv , mid tnorovcr Maurice was a favorite with Ho Marguerites who had brought him to Paris , furnished tilin with money nud always welcomed him as n guest at hii houso. llo accordingly received these anonymous suggestions with contempt. Then ho employed detectives for the purpose of forrotliiir out the author ot the cowardly attacks , but so skillfully did that Individual conceal his identity thai nothing was accom plished. Not only the letters themselves but the directions on the envelopes consisted o. ' printed letters carefully cut out and pasted together so as to spell out the words desired. The letters continued to anivo , mid as weeKs passed and revealed Ills ununown cor respondent' intimate acquaintance with his private affairs , f.-oupled with the damning coustruction ho invariably contrived to put on the apparently innocent actions of the two cousins , the loiters began at lust to hnvo their ofTecl upon him. Ono of them suited that young Lueombe was leading a very rapid llfo and upon investigation Do Marguentcs found thut ho imd become inti mate with a variety actress known us Mile. Cochlnutto whom he had installed in somewhat - what showy and oxpunslvu splendor in pri vate apartments and he reflected thnt if ho was no infatuated .with Mile. Cochluotto ho could surely have no dangerous penchant for -Mmo. De Mnrguontcs. Ho determined , however - over , thut there should bo DO moro dropping In to 11 o'clock uroaufasts or 4 o'clock teas and ho promptly Informed his ncphow by post that until ins relations with the nymph of the Varieties were severed ho hoped ho would see the propriety of discon tinuing his visit-s. Halt tired of her already , und inwardly glad of some pretext to got riu of her , Maurice showed the letter to Cochin- otto. Madnmolsscllo bi-oko two expensive vases , pretended to paint and suiu : "Give mo 5,000 francs anil I will leiivo you tomorrow " Maurice groaned aloud. Then ho sought Alfred Cassusuc. a cashier at the brink where they were noth employed. Cassagno had social ambitions nnd hud bought to g-.iln the cntro which Maurice enjoyed bv loaning him money , but tlio young uristocrat'Iiad treated his pretensions with cool contempt. From that day Cassagno conceived for him mi impla'cablo hatred and determined to revenge ulmself for the slight , bo when Maurice told him how badly ho needed 5,000 francs Cassagno suggested that ho apply for it to his cousin , Mmo. Do Marguerites , and to the objection that ho dart ) no longer to call upon her , ho re plied tbut n loiter asking for nn appointment would uns\\or the purpose , nnd oven offered to ftunlsh a pluco of meeting at tlio house of n married sister , he said In the Hue Mnuvais. Now the Hue Mnuvais was a locality of a decidedly shady reputation , but bad as ho was Maurice had not been Jong enough iu Paris to become familiar with all its wicked byways , and overwhelmed with joy ho seized the hand of the little Frenchman and shook It warmly. That evening auothor of the printed letters readied Do Marguerites. U read : "Your wlfo will meet her cousin tomorrow night In the Uuo Mauvuis , No. ill. Intercept hU lotlor und read it if you do pot believe mo" "It is impossible , " ejaculated the ox-iner- chnnl , for ho know the line Mtiuvols , but ho was up before 5 the following morning , und ns soon us ho heard the lid of the latter box rattle ho was out it > the vestibule nnd had possessed himself of all the letters addressed to his wife , four In number. Among them was ono from Maurice , and opening It ho found that his anonymous correspondent hud told the truth. The first Hush of passion over , ho said : "Why shall I condemn her unheard because - cause Lacombe writes her for a clandestine mooting ! " Hut to Manure he wrote : "I have stopped your loiter iu Julia. If you write to her again or attempt to see hur , 1 will shoot you llko n dog. " This missive the alert and crafty Cassagno never permitted to reach the man ( or whom It wus Intended. ' There U no doubt about it ; Julia never received my letter , " said Maurice. " 1 am certain she aid uot , " asserted the cashier , nnd ho urged upon Maurice the necessity of making u personal appeal. "To night , " said ho , "Mons do Mai-puarlto goes to Versailles. I have ascertained that the train leaves nt 0iO. : ! Vou must go to the house between II : ! ) nnd 7. If the servants refuse you admittance , hero is gold ; use It liberally. " Thou as ho loft ho hold out his hana und Maurlco shook It warmly. It was 11:25 : when Uo Marguarltos , dismiss ing his carriage , entered the railway station. The train was already going at a peed ruto of speed when a commissionaire running breath lessly along side thrust a 110:0 through the window of his compartmout. Do Marguerites toro It open , his fuco tilack as night. "I must alight at once , " ho exclaimed. Maurice was lu thu midst of hb confession to his cousin when the door opened and a servant announced that Mgr. do Marguerites had returned. "How verv singular , " said Julia calmly , "Ho must have missed his train. " But the servant who had longbeoa aware of Do Marguerites' Jealousy , hastily thrust the young man Into ai alcove , The next movement , throwing open tbo door , his face distorted , his eyes bloodshot and staring Do Marguerites prculpltatoU nlmiolt into nla wife's chamber. With the swiftness of thought she anticipated his movement and throw hoi-self In his path. "Tuls 1s my chamber I Whllo I live you shall not pass , " A shadow on tbo curtain was wavering and Illckerlng In Iho uncertain light of the street lamp. Shu saw it loom up blactc and distinct for au Inttanco and tnen disappear. Do Margucrltoi saw it also. With a curse ho Awopt his wife asldo und , revolver in hand , dMbed Into tbo alcovo. As be did so ft man ttola froai the shadow of luo bouse , and pass ing through the sldo gate went out upon the street , The fugitive gavu ono glance upward ore ho broke Into n quick run. In that brief in stant Do Marsiiorttas saw und know htm. The following morning ho hastily dressed himself , nnd descending by nn unfrequented stairway passed out through a sldo door to the street. Later In the day ho was walking down the Boulo- vardes dos Itallons with his friend the Baron ArchnmbaulU As they drew back to permit n carrlaito to pass Do Marguerites and his friend looked up. Loaning back on the cushions , side by sldo with ouo whoso natno was notorious among the demi-mon- sanies of Pans , sat n woman , the uppT half of whoso face was obscured by a slight shield , half mask , half veil. As Do Mar- gucrlles clung to the arm of his friend a look of Intonsest horror froze upon his face. At thecnd of the week papers containing the terms of separation between Madame and monluur Uo Murgijerltcs were dulv signed and the divorced wife loft Iho mansion where she had ruled u.4 inlsuv.st. 'I tun fnrsiikun-of God anil man , " she led. "Henri Dur\laruurlto3 may deny maa Jutstlco , but let. him bawaroof my vengenr.c. It shall bo tr-rrlM" At the end of twelvemonths there had been established In thd half world nf Paris a resort - sort whoso mugnlllccnco far surpassed any thing ever before ; known , even in that luxur ious city. Tho.extraordinary beauty of Its mistress inaucr her thothemoof pools. A great artUt had stooped to Immortalize heron his canvas. The prefect of police , yielding to hur charms , syitomtitlciilly Ignored the re ports of his subordinates that dangerously hlgu play of qultb n ptiullu character wcro to bo seen nlchlly ut the Villa Ulgl. Humiliated beyond expression Do Murguu riles no longer dured to show himself upon the botiluvHfds , Una night Baron Archum- butilt went to Ibe Villa Klirl and plead with thu masked woman. "Will you not leave Paris for your chil dren's sake , he urged , but she was relentless. Then ho oll'ored her 500,000 francs. The masked woman laughed. "Fill the Tuillcl-ics wllli gold and It would not buy mo. I llvo lor my revenge. " Thun came thu terrible strugslo butwucn Franco and Germany. There were aci-om , panylng tlio German force and present in thu ticleguuriug army not a few noble men nnd WOIUL-U who , tlieiusttlvo * non-belllgureuls sought the Held of battle for the solo purpose of tending the dying and succoring the wounded. The. distinctive mark of the Geneva convention , the rod cross on n whlt- prouud , procured for thei i immunity wnoro over thciirernindlof mercy might Uko them. Among thoio women was ono clothed In the order of St. Hubert. Her great personal beauty , her look of settled melancholy nnd her extraordinary devotion attracted ihe at tention of Dr. Hu oman , an American physi- lian who was proicnt nt the scliro of Stras bourg. A warm friendship sprang up bu- Iwcon I hem , She told him thut she had once been married to the creat iiuanelerK Henri de Marguerites , nnd lived In luxury In Purls. He- : husband was devoted und her Home ideal until his mind hii'.l been poisoned against her by nn nnomvmou- ! loiter writer and he Imd cast her off. Hoirunutn was deeply moved by her story and with a ' ' view ol 'ferreting 'out thcs mystery , and , if possible , bringing about n reconciliation , went to Paris. There ho founu De Marguer ites and lold him of the woman whom hemet met at Strasbourg and v.'lio claimed to hnvo been his v/lfo. Du Marguerite * listened coldly to the doctor's recital and then said : "You have boon imposed upon. The woman who was my AVifo is now mistress of the Villa litgl. " Heucnmn , still linn in his taitb in the woman whom lie had soon movlr. llko ; i ministering ungel umong the wounded sol diers at Strasbourg , ono day visited the Villa Ulgi. He wus about to outer when ho heard the voices of a man nnd woman raised In angry altercation. Withdrawing Into ino shelter of a ( lowering shrub in the conserva tory no saw thut the upper portion of the woman's featuroj was hidden beneath n small , silk musk , through which nothing but her dark , flashing eyes wus discoriinble. The man was DJMarguerite * . There wus u short but unequal struggle , In which Iho musk was torn from her fiice. Du Marguerites released her und stag- go rod slowlv back. Miles away in the Prussian batteries , u dense cloud of SUIOKO lollowcd by u thunder ous roar proclaimed to till Purls the discharge of another gigun fo sleco gun. There was u deafening explqjihr , the heavy lloor .of the villa heaved unilCTItiiblcd like a shlpsitrickeii with a gigantic .sju und the soliu masonry rocko.l and totteruj to its very foundations. The form of the masked woman lay among the shattered furnishings nf the once nntgnllicent houfc.mangled beyond recogni tion. DJ Marguerites was still brenthinir. Ho was removed to his homo where shortly before midnight , nflcr everyone but the doc tor had retired frarn the room , ho mudn a con fession. The masked woman , whom xiutil the day of the fatal Interview , he , in common v.lth overypno clic. hod supposed to bo his wife , wu. : in rudfUy , his wife's .slater , who hud been Itldnapod at an early age , and after the most uiitiniigfeiTorts on tno part of Judge Larombo uad , been given up for dead. She find been his mistress in New Orleans under tlio nii.no of Laura Surinnc. it was after ho bud mot and loved Julia Lacombe that ho dis covered her identity. Then ho dc.sertod her und went to Puns ! where ho airaln met .lullu whllo sbo was vIstHng there with her inothor , proposed und was accepted. In the meantime Iho girl whom ho had wronged followed him to Puns. With the aid of Cassaguu she began the anonymous correspondence which resulted In the divorce , und then , taking ndvantaso nf tlio sudden disappearance of MaJumo Do Marguerites and her striking resemblance to her , she cum- ( ilotcd her torrlblo revenge by opening the Villa Uigi and deceiving himself and the pub lic niiuo into Iho belief that she was the woman who hud formerly , us mistress ot his house , led the soi-hl world of Purls. Shortly bsfore duyllirht ho expired , and by his bedside sat the woman who had been his wlfo. ' . "Forgive me , " ivero fits last words , nnd she stooped and im.scd him. At the end of three years Franco , risins PSumlx-liko from the great disnstfr which Inul ; overtaken hen under a monurchlal form of irovcrnmont , soared ulolt to renewed pros perity andVroalueas In thu purerutmosphern af thu younit rooublle. Ttie blood-stained soil of many n bat'.Kt Held lay hidden beneath her enormous hnrVr-i'.s , Joyously roipod bv u contented and happy peasantry , nnd Purls once ugiiln became tlio Paris of yore , tlio Meceu of the pleasure seeker , the wonder of Lhc world , but tlia Huron Archumbault Is lonely. Now York Is n line city and ho has never seen it. Hu Inters to go there during the coming winter amt'wlll bo the guest of two old friends , who are now Ur. and Mrs. liege man , -v , Mr. CJrsnvlllo'Wior.v is an ingoulous one , graphically told , and if It bo true that n ve ined and devoted wife could unuor any cir cumstances givn ultnranco to the threat which enabled Laura Surlnno to curry out iior extraordinary revenge , the story is in the main consistent. There nro many evidences of uuduu baste In Its preparation , but wo Tiust not expect lee much of a Pegasus in the harnesiof daily journalism. 3IK 'K H'K.lll. The Hnest winter overcoatings arp in cood.s that rult beautifully under the bund. Thoio iubrici roully Improve with wear and the nap of the inaiormrimi buconia well bristled up. up.Tho rognlalioti winter overcoat will ho cut consldarably larger than laU .soison , In lit roomy , with umpto velvet collar mid Hy .rait. The double breasted fronts will bo In secondary domandruml the korioy.s , meltons and other hard , smooth surface heavy goods will yield procodouud to the dull finish fab rics. rics.The pearl undraiso.t kid is the dull fln'sh glove of evening drojt , and although the reg ulation tan walkluf glove with wear eon takes on a dullish wolc ihuro uro extremists .hat will only huvuHio undressed tan glove/ The dull finish f.lt ro.iehoJ its zenith when it Included nookwiur. The bright textures mvo bean appreciably quelled lu obedlonco thereto , but the ofriiy of silks and patterns ,3 , , peradventure , ilia tlnest that bus over been shown. , ' The nuveltioj-Tiio called--In troutcrlngs differs but slightly from what has been seen recently , but in eiho trousers are at the luporlutlvo so far K shapj Is ooncornod com bined with comfojv. They are tnado straight lown not looio upr tight the tmtomt hot- ovrod out illghlly over the Instep , The corrdct outaivay the morning coat lu iho absence of thai doublo-bro.istod frock- is of dull finish bt&ck vicuna , thlbat or rough worsted , as a matter of fauoy. The single breasted untrlmmsl lapel will bo cut low down tc show a irotxl shod scarf and through an opening slightly curved off the V shape There will bo a marked absence of docora- Lion In Iho shape o ( buttons oa sloavo or braid or extra stitching. ILLUMINATING CITY STREETS , Comparison Mculo Between American ant Europoau Systems , QUESTION OF MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP , Victor Ko.scwntcr Presents Some In- torostliiK KIIUtn Drnwu From I'nr- muni ObsorvntloiiH Alironil Wntcr WorltH MonopolyKto. Nr.w VOIIK , Oct. IB. [ Special Corre spondence of Tin : HIIK.J If the dirty condi tion of the streets of Now York attract par ticular notice of n traveler accustomed to the much cleaner pavomonia of Kuropuan cities , the fact that poor street lighting prevents him from seeing the tilth nt night will not have u tendency to chniigo his Impressions for the better. Whllo the city govornmonl pays out vast sunn annually to the gas and electric lighting corporations , enabling them to pay hugh dividends uuon stock watered to sovort.l times the original Investment , thoao companies manage to furnish thu stipulated number of lights , but to furnish them In such quality us to leave the city in a condl lion of dusky darkness. The lamps nro so dirty thut rays from n llirht of much botloi iinaiiiy would still have great dlfllculty In penetrating the gln s. On luoso &lrcols which nro Illumined by electricity , the state of uilulrs Is little hotter. Instead of having iidlll'iised dimness from numerous gas lumps , Iho Infre < iucticy and the distance between thu olectriu lights give * ultornntitig Intervals of dense darkness separated by short spaces of passable iUnnilnnUoii. 11 must bo said thut London is not illumin ated nt nights as well us it might bo , although besldo It Now York would bu but n shadow. London Is supplied wltn cus by private cor porations. Many companies formerly com peted for the trade , but they have in recent y.'ars oeon consolidated into three companies which divide territory. In this London is nn exception to the usual rule ninong Hriilsh cities which have for Ihe most part retained thu gas monopoly under direct control of tlio municipal uuthuritlos. Kvorywhero the change to the system of public ownership is considered u givalimprovement nnd iu Birm ingham u monument hus been erected to Hon. Joseph Chumbcrlnln , pledging him the everlasting gratefulness of the people for his efforts in iho ucijuisllion of the city ga.s works. Kloctrlu lights nro seareo in London. Some uscriba thu duluy in ihoir in troduction to uufuvorahlu legislation com pelling the companies to sell their plant ill an upprui.icd valuation uftcr the o.xpirution of a limited number of yours , to comply with strict regulations und to lay nil wires" under ground nnd well Insulated. Whatever bo the cause , electricity us u meant of illumination is just beginning to enter the Held. Con tracts have been made for public strcot llghl- ing und the construction of Iho plant is well under way. When completed , ( julto a chungo is expected in the nocturnal. ntpgcU of London streets. Ileru ns In thu other lurge citlos of Europe , the employ ment of incandescent lumps In private build- itij ; und houses is rapidly paining headway. Thu St. 1'ancrus vestry , li thickly settled rosulenco district of London , Is now complet ing its electric lighting installation. It hus taken advantage of the olecirlc lighting net allowing niuniclp-alltie.i to conduct their own plants und promises lo furnish It.s residents with the best ex'sling ' light nt prices cover ing only the coil of production. I'uns is very well lighted. On the boule vards , tlio business thoroughfares and in iho most frequented districts , little more could bo aesired. The sircots uro lined on both sides with'.hlcKly planted lampposts. And theo lump posts are tipped with transparent globes , constantly kept clean. Some have three arms mid few lire supplied wilh loss limn Iwo jots eiieh , In most cases with three und four lights apiece. But there nro many out-of-the-way places In Puns which uro diiiilv lighted by u few scattering lamps. Tnoru Is littlo-lUumination by electricity. To bo sure , the lirat practical experiment in street llglu'ng hy uro lamp ! ) wa * made in Paris at the time of the exposition in ISTS-.t , but the Increase In iho numuur of elec tric lights since Ihen has been ex tremely blow. The few uro lamps employed nro found mainly in tno "hotel district. " In street illuminations , ns in many other luings , Iho I'urlsinnv content Ihemsolvos with mult- ing u great display in u limited extent of ter ritory. The companies furnishing gas and electricity are kept under strict regulation by the municipal authorities. ' 1 hu strtots of Vienna are fairly lighlnd , Some use of electric uro lumpj is made , but the chief illumination is by means of gas lumps. Berlin Is probably the host lighted metropo lis in the world. The authorities do not con- line their efforts to the districts occ ipied by tlio higher classes , bill dtivoto particular at tention to iho less favored portions of the city. The municipality OWIH and conducts Its own gas works and i.s not at all spni'lnir In Iho use ot thd product for public purposes. The frequency of the lumps with irultlplo lots shows that thorough illumination is the main paint Kept In view. This doea not mean that the WOI-KS lire nol economically man- aned. Quilo the opposite is true ; for while Iho prlvato consumers aru supplied ut u very low price , it is chiefly from the prollts on iho sale of gus und water that the lurgo annual surplus accrues to the city. KIcrtrlclty is moro extensively employed forslrcot llghlliiR In Berlin thun in other European capitals. Yet , being supplied by privaio companles.tho ulcctrlc lumps uro coiiparntivoly moro ox- puusivu than cas , und consequently , con- lined In use to Iho points of great est traftlc. In Berlin Iho incandescent lump is r.ipiilly gulnlng ground and Us Introduction into private lesidcnces U greatly promoted by the artistic forms in which it'ls being adapted for chamtnllord and various decorations. Of other br.iiictic.s of municipal administra tion the supply of water Is generally through out tCniopu in tno bunds of the city authori ties. Iloro ugaln London forms an oxcxiplloii und ll * inhabit.nits suffer the Inconvenience of high charges by eight unaccommodating pri- vuto companies. The quality is exceedingly I'oor mid the supply always short. The num erous companies refuse lo sc-ll oul lo Ihe city except ut an cxorhitunl price , much higher than would be tlio coil of duplicating the present plant. Paris , on the other hand , owns its waterworks , but leases the opera tion to n private corporation undoi- conditions favorable lo Iho city. The purity nnd ubund- ar.co of the public water supply of Vlonuu hus spread the fame of thai cllv us ono of the few places where such liquid Is fit to drink. Iu Berlin , too , under Its ciTcotlvo municipal government , the water works leave nothing of which to complain. In iho Untied Sluios the watcrsupply nlono of the various monopolistic services has been directly assumed to any con siderable extent by the municipalities , Vhnt field hi New York was for u long tlmo given over to private parlies uut the city was forced by necessity lo Itself undertake the work. And of thu various branches of tills corrupt city government , the water de partment Is least subject to public condemna tion. Now York Is not nlonu In ihu munici pal ownership of watcrtvorlc ; the sumo pro cess of acquisition bus taken pluco with per haps two exceptions , in every other Ainerl- L-iin city of any Importance anil the move ment U continually spreading to thu smaller population centers. In ono tiling , It must bo fairly ac knowledged. Is'mv York loads thn cities on Lhu other aide. This Is In the appouranco of llio inemuura of its police force , for stzoand 'eneral athlctlu build , the metropolitan "llnest" ure unsurpassed. As to elllcieney , I mu uuablo to judge except from an exhibi tion of the ambulance service viewed In Hamburg which reflected no credit upon its > runlzatloii In ( hut city. The polleo In Kuropo are differently equipped from these lioro. In Louden the only sign of authority is u striped bund on the coat sloavu ; on Iho continent the men carry olthor lontf sabrei , pointed swords or short daggers. Thu American club is nowhuro to bu soon. The parks of Now York uro very credit- iblo but for a city of lu slzo the number Is iltogothor too limited. Abroad us hero , DVorv city has ono largo park , the resort of llio elite where gaily dressed riders and stun ning vehicles dully matio ihelr nppoaranco before an admiring crowd of spectators. But London , Paris and Berlin are also dotted with tiutnorous smaller parlts , affording fresh lir to tbo working people and play grounds [ or the children. The various monuments to. respected royalty , foliun heroes , or to pub lic benefactors are usually placed In these parks or iu front of public buildings. Now York may not have occasion to erect as mftnj monument * us ether cltlet , hut these whlct she has , are sadly deficient In point of olab- or tcnos as well ns In artistic boMity. If wo consider thernto nt which the Washing ton arch is rising , or nt which the funds foi the Grant momorlal nro boltift gathered , t long tlmo will clnpso before this city can In- vtto comparison on this point. But this sldo of the Atlantic has still a few objects from which Iho European may learn something. Our public buildings nmy be fewer nnd slmplor , but our prlvnto buildings for ofllcos nnd stores nro uot yet equalled elsewhere , l-'or solidity of construction mid adaptability to the purposes Intended , for eigners must look to this country. 'Jlho buildings erected by American llfo Instiruuci companies In Vletnin , Berlin nnd other citlos hnvo led the way and uro now the llnost private structures in those places , Vovt buildings In Eiiropo have over six stories , scarcely any moro than BOVOII. Elevators hnvo not yet been generally introduced and nro available only in the largest hotels nnd most recently built structural. Thu construction nnd height of buildings abroad nro under the strictest reg- ulnllon. In Austria every house In the coun try Is registered nod numbered , even to the smallest villages nnd no alteration or now construction of nnv Importance Is allowed until the plans have been approved by public authority. In Berlin tlio height of buildings hus been nojoluteiy restricted lo 70 feet or less , graded nocorilinp to the width of the street. There nro some advantages In this Inasmuch ns the streols present n moro uni form nnd solid anpoaranco nor uro structures of ordinary holghtovoMhndowod nnddwarfcd by neighboring slty-ser.iplng towers. When it comes to stores and window displays these here nro generally moro elaborate nnd nt- Iruclivo. The uu.slnoss of l-'uropo Is for the most part carried on In sir.nll shops which exhibit their onllro Btoclts iu Iho show win dows. Yel u beginning Is being made In the larger cities where thu great Institutions of Sixth nvoium mid of Twmity-ihird strcot uro beins Copied In the grand magnziuos many of which luwu branches In nil the lending cities of the countries In which they nro located. The r.coplo of Kuropo may bo slow In copyIng - Ing American customs but. the charge cannot well ho reversed.Thonuinberof stnroaln New Yorks oiling exclusively Imported nrtlclo ? is constantly Increasing. The length of tlmo required for London nnd Purls fashions to roach this side of iho Atlantic Is becoming shorter and shorter. I wns surprised on walking up Fifth nvonuo the ortior day to hour repeated blasts of a trumphot , to see n box coach druwn by four horses tear down the .street , to gn/o upon the footman his portly form clothed In tlio same rod coat , bis haircut in tlio same English style as may hourly oo soon upon similar vehicles in the neighborhood of Trafalgar square In London. Most assuredly thn lido of cosmopolitanism in fasl flowing westward ! VICTOU Rosnw.vrnii. HO.VKr.FOtt 771 B Fcnthor toques are shown with a inulT to mutch. Many brown and green olTocta appear in fancy feathers. Wings uromedlum , in favor and breasts nro Ignored. Spauglos are Intermixed with embroideries tuid fancy feathers. Never before has Jot been so extensively used for millinery. With the exception of hat plus , gilded jewel - ol ry is not much in demand. .lot aigrettes , cabouhons , fab-top pins , files , butterflies , wings and liny birds uppjar. l-'oncy beaded side piece * and crowns shuw bu.uitiful designs carried out In bo.uls und spangles. Fancy feathers nro shown In largo quanti ties and can safely bu promised us good through iho full and winter. Fine short heads in ostrich lips are used in elegant trimming elTects. Buckle effects are noticed In Jot nnd steel , nlso lu HhinoUonos and brooches of moon stones are set in apparent diamonds. White satin or ropned silk is suitable for the wedding dross of n tjrtao of twenty years. A prospective bride should use the Initial of her maiden name on household linen. A tulle veil envelopes a bride so becom ingly thut it Is often preferred to the shorter veil of luce. Gathered Bounces , roia radios , cahbngo nlcutings and butllcmonled edges trim the 'oot of many dress skirts , though some of ; hc richest gowns uro quite plain. Mrs. Cowlo.vBut . : whai Is woman ? Only one of nature's ngrco.iblc blunders. Very pretty are some of the spun wool shawls In llnost lace patterns , which , though ample insl.o , weigh next to nothing , their warmth , however , being out of all proportion .o their lightness. These shawls are hardly ass gossamer-liko than a cobweb , and might , from their marvelous delicacy , have been mumifui'tured by fairy fingers. The fashion Journals sav that a now shndo nf greoii is u favorite in Paris. It probably will not match thu shade of green Iu the en vious eyes of llio woman who can't afford to mvo uny of it , Tlo : now Venetian brown of u deep reddish int upponrs umong Iho handsome dross fabrics of silk velvet and ladles' clolh lliis 3CU30U. Piclurosquo and pretty sleeves of silk or velvet ugaln appear upon imported dresses of India cashmere , camel's hair nud silk of varied soi-w. , Buttons nro considerably used ns garni- uro. On the skirt they are put on as obvious rastoninifs to some Joining or overlapping of lOains , and on , the busquos nnd coats Iu neat ows wilh n uniform otToct. Brtld Is arranged in a slnglo row or a sue- jossion of festoons or bunches lilco ioops of ibbou , or In the daring "bowkuoj" pattern vhlcli dominates everything. "Thoso bow- < nols are spaced with a connecting undulnt- ng row of braid , apparently to bolu thorn OL'uthcr. Now princesso dresses for youthful vcarers nro made with the waist-portion ilosoly ailed and reaching only lulf the ungth ot the ordinary bodice , iho corsage ueiii' ' murh llku very n peasuut-wolst , with 'uimpo and rail sleeves o ! some ether urn- o rim. In trimming preily house dresses this reason , modiste nro using velvet ribbon ns lut borderlngs , In the form of tirooic kova , squares , blocks , points In graduated lengths , md in plain rows. Silk braid luo same color is iho dress , plulu or mixed with metal threads or dotted with cabochons , arc Inex pensive and clTectlvo trimmings. The oil of white birch bark , which gives to inssla leather Its peculiar uromatlo and asting quullllos , when dissolved In alcohol. s said to bu excellent for preserving uud wnterproollng various fubrlcs. U renders thorn1 both ueid mid infect proof , nnd in no way destroys their pliability. Petticoats , for winter usa are handsomer than usual. Very rich stuffs in plain uud Igured satin , blucU. cream , gray nnd Indian ed brocade , also sill : and wool mutorlals.aro ultllzed. Black suiln or surah skirls , lined with fancy striped llannols , uro full lu ih0 back , closely gored on llio front und sides , ind trimmed in vows ofroso pleating In plain ruches , or mixed with black laeo. Ribbons of all kinds nrn in high favor- vide or narrow , satin , silk or velvet , the lat er being the no.vost and most preferred. A nyorllo way of arranging ribbon on a waist s In what is called nn X A ribbon about wo or two and u half Inches \vido is brought round the waist to the front , where It is crossed , brought back nirulu under the arms ind up to thocontorof the nock , where the wo sides moot and uro fastened down bv u lUiochou.heiug dually brought round to the ' WUOr0 l"Uy ° DUh ' " * Un ° l .ccordg < Old KUOIH l-'roiii the "Itlckor. " M Quad : \Vo notice Hint our oatoomod : oiiteiiioriiry ] is mlvortUlnp for n nolltl- sal editor , "ono thoroughly posted oa ho politics of Iho day. To mioh n ono 10 promises n steady Bltimtioii tit oed my. Wo dearly love the old mosabuck vho clniitn to own and publiHh the illofiod weekly down the Btroet. but vhen Up uttunints to docolvo the public vo fool It our Uutytostnto n f0\y cold ill lo. ' In the first pluco ho has only nut iirtMcrlboro. Secondly , our nooplo don't Jiiro 11 copoo for polltku 'I'hlVdly ' , | ,0 T l" political hla lmnUH , ltl 8t < ) ra ° rdor iu d editor would Bliirvo to Icnth In two wooka. Ho Kot ayounff mtin from Hoston out here lnst Biimmor jorrowed the $3 ho had lolt , Ht o hU .uspondorB. omboMlod lila wh'lto Lhlrt ind then discharged him. The lot o' omo nppoaranco ol thd young nnil con. Id HIT mim nfl Jo sturte.f on 11" 2 ofK ) " n ° VOr b ° 0fTac0(1 ( ° ' CLAIMANTS AFFORDED RELIEF They Are No Longer nt the Mercy of Gnup. ing Hypocrites , HOW THEY ARE WARMLY BEFRIENDED , Invnltmlilo Alii of the IJco Uureutt to ; Settler * , I'ntontncfl , Wlilown , Or- ptintiH , Holillcr.4 , Sfillot-H anil JH'lirmiloni Pai-ontH. The granting of pensions hni given rise tea a number nf pension agouti In nil part ; of HID country. These are reinforced by another class of men who mnko u specialty of prose cuting claims ngninst the government. Men who have had claims ngiilnst thu govern ment and omploycd these professional ugonu to represent them before the departments in Washington , tell strnngo stories of tricks and rascality to which they were subjected at thu hands of these nroaturos. They are of con ran some honest men among these agents ; but there nro so many that nro notoriously cor rupt , thut It Is almost Impossible for n claim ant , unless ho bo directed by a woll-lr. formed individual to tlnd ono in whom ho can place iaipllelt confidence. Tin : Hit : : lias received hundreds of oom- plaints from soldiers and others who hud ad vanced money whim so desired nnd who waited for years and yet failed to receive any iu formation us regards What the sharks h id done with either moiioy or claim. Tin : HII : : hus ulso bcnu requested to recom mend reliable ugeuts nnd has , in this nay , served to protect tlio people from Iraud ami rob bury , lint that did uo good to the people who hud fallen into Iho hands of sharks. A.s rapidly ns the latter were shown up now ones with now tricks nnd rascality took their placo.s. There wus but ono moans loft , nnd that wus to establish n groul bureau of chums. This Idea was suggested to a numbar of people but was put Into practice tlrsl by the San l-'rau- cisco Kxuininor. With the Examiner Tin : But : bus eo-opor nted In Iho great work of lalTordlng relief to worthy claimants. Tno Washington correspondent of the Kx- aminnr , Mr. John Woadorburn. who has also iir-ted ns private secretary to Senator Hearst , wus detailed to orgnnUo und take charge of the bureau. His long service In Washington In both ihoso capacities had given him u tatvo acquaintance with government officials and governmonf. methods. Knowing the men and the proper procedure to follow , lie \\as chosen as well qualified to push claims through In the shortest tlmo If they were Justly duo. The best lawyers to bo had were then ou traged and u full clerical force put Into tlio bureau. In every instance tlio men weio chosen for ineir knowledge of the work to bo done. Congress was not less anxious to protect claimants from robbery. The same kind of complaints hud como to Tin : BIK : mid gone to the members of congress ns well. Thu com mittees that had the Indian depredations bid under consideration investigated thu opera tions of the claim agents nnd uttorneys in connection with the Indian depredations cliilms. They found that the claim agents had demanded iKl's to 50 per cent from the men holding tlio claims , und In hundreds of cases hold contracls ut those figures , Whiio the bill wus still in congress , with little ui > - parcnl chaneoof passage , they were able , by molhods dangerously near the line of fulso pretences , to inifiico the claimants lo sign the exorbitant demands. There appeared to bo only ono way to pro tect the claimants. Thut was to cancel all contracts by law , und limit the funs that ut torneys might collect. The claimants would thus bo enabled to choose another nuont if the ono they had 11 rst engaged hail attempted to defraud them , und the contracts could not demand moro than the specified rate. The ninth section of the bill wns thus drawn to annul "all sulos.trausfors or assign ments of claims" and ' 'nil contracts hereto fore made. " The maximum fco to ho allowed was put at 15 per cent of the amount ? col lected except in case of claims under ? ; > 00 or where unusual work had to be done , when ! . ' 0 or cant in Ight bo allowed. The amount of business received Immedi ately nflcr the opening of thn ilmrunu is a proof of the conlldenco In which the people hold It. nnd of Iho distrust which thu ordinary claim agent has aroused. In iho six weeks , from April 1 lo May 15 , claims lo the amount or $ ) ,00. > , ! l-II.ri. > > , i were Hied with the bureau on account of Indian dopredulion claims alone. All Ihoso go to iho court of claims under the act nnd nro In various stages of preparation nnd prosecution. Uoside.s tlio claims under the depredation act there hail boon Hied ut that date treasury claims to the amount of $ : i.'l.li'll ; French spoliation chums to tbo amount of $ 'JS5SSH ; land clalm\ $2KU50 ! ) ; and patent and other claims to a largo amount. Since that date some $3,0011,1100 of claims have been lllcd with the bureau , and it is now attending over $5,000,000 of claims. Tlio need for the bureau muy well bo seen hy the fact that it now hus on hand moro claims than all of the claim attorneys of Washington combined. The olforts of congress nnd iho establish ment of the bureau wus not appreciated by the claim agents. They wanted to continue to thrive in their business of fleecing thu needy claimant. They accordingly de nounced thn government and the bureau. They hold thut the former could not cancel the contracts they hud made with their vir- tlms. But tlio cancellation wus mndn in Iho Interest nnd name of the people. And It need not bo doubted that the eminent constitutional lawyers who framed Iho act In question did not dose so without knowing whut they were doing. The threats of the sharks undoubtedly had nn effect upon tome men who desired to inako now contracts and secure tlio .services of some olhor attorney , but this olTeot will soon bo destroyed nnd the cnmnclimltim f the claimant from the tyranny of Iho shark will bo complelo. The amount of money lhat will bo saved to Lho people hy the work of Tin : litr. : Hi itt " PI' CI.UMS may not bo calculated. It will certainly be very ureat. The work will bu Jono ns near actual cost as possible. Soinu 3f it will not cost , more than 5 per cant , whif" much of it can bo done within the 15 und . ' < > per conl allowed by law. In some cases tlio JO per cent may bo required. It Is the inten tion , however , to glvo the claimant thu hi'im- II t of the lowest lihargos thai will cover tlio Jxpmsosjof the service. ' ' claims In 'J'nn UKKlinutAU will prosecute ; ho supreme court of the United Stiite * . HM ; ourt of claims , thu several courts of tliu Dis trict of Columbia , before the committees " ' xmgross and the executive departments. I' .vlll sccuro the payment of Just Indian dppi-i- lallon claims , land claims , pension claims , nltilug , pro-omptlon and homestead nisiami ibtnln patents nt minimum cost and tint ; ruulost despatch. There are thousands yet who uro ontltliri .0 pensions. Those should write Inimeuia- .civ to the bureau. There 010 thousand ' loirs , widows , minor children , dupondi nl nolhcrs , fathers , nnd minor diipomli'n'N ' ) rolhors and bisters who are entitled ID | ' < dons and should write to TIIK H : i : Him1' : omornlng them. Under recent legislation i liberal Increase In pensions has been af- entitled to t''i ' ' < o will nun these who nrn ihould write to TUB lir.e HriiKAf CWIM A- lOt'UTION' , answered " " 'I ' All letters will bo promptly ill Information concerning form of apph- | - .Ions for claims , terms , etc. , will bouivi-n vlth us little delay us practicable. No lett'-i1 .vlll . bo answered ' unless the sender em-I < > - > < ' equlslto stamps for reply. Parties doiirlug Information should litw TIIK HKB HUIKAI : or CLAIM" , ' ' Jtilldlnf , Omaha , Nob. , the malinger of s Kdwurd P. Koggen. \\liy Ho Quit tinChurch. . ' Ono ( svonltifT , uftor ti hnril ( lav'w t" IUVH Smith , Unvy & I'O.'H Month- . 3norgo roturiiiid IIOIIHJ und found ' 'i- ' > vlfo weoplnir. llo Inquired tlu > < ' " " " " " and < vu- " ' or the "ahuddinff of lonro , onnud thut hla "inollior-iu-law ' ! ' ' van of the orthodox barheil-wlro l > " ' vim ( luiiKorously ill. George , quru : a- . 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