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THE OMATIA DAILY REE ; SUN DA SEPTEMBER 3. Iflfla-RTXTRKN PAOF.S.
NATURE'S ' ICY STOREHOUSE Surpassing Beauty and Thrilling Force of Alaskan Glaciers. STEAMING AMID ICEBERG ISLANDS Ullmpte * ot the Tsku nnit Mulr Glncirrn , Thnlr Appenrnnco niul UltnrHcti r- lutlcs l.lfo In thn Cnpltnl < it AlnriUa , STBAMMIIP QUEF.X , Gi.AuiKti BAT , Alaska , Aug. -Editorial ( Correspondence. ] On tlio fifth day nflor steaming out of Tacoma wo sighted tlio first Alaska Iceberg. Ascend ing northward from Seattle In latitude 49 , to Taku inlnt In Glacier bay , in latitude 53 , the ship had traversed 1,1B miles. The first Iceberg encountered on our voyage was by no means very formidable. As viewed from the hurricane deck of the slcumcr the portion nbovo the surface of the sci ; appeared noi moro than twenty lijot In length , ten foot In vldth and about six feet thick. It was In fact n block of crystal ice of an Indigo blue , resembling a huge chunk of blue vitriol floating in the dark green sea. Presently another block of ice came flouting along and then another , nnd still another and another increasing In magnitude and number as the ship mo\ccl toward the breeding place of Alaskan icebergs. Within two hours after we hud passed the first of the icebergs sev eral hundred of these colossal blocks of deep blue Ice had floated oy the steamer , and when an hour later the ship anchored in front of the Taku glacier the sea was covered all around with icobcrgs of various shapes nnd sbcs. Una of tlio largest must have measured over 300 feet in lengthtower ing fully forty foot a bovo the sea. Captain Carroll estimated that the portion of this Iceberg under water must have been at least 270 foot , inasmuch as nearly seven-eighths of every floating Iceberg always remains below the wntor lino. With such n vast mass of ice afloat the purpose of the anchorage in front of thoTtikuglactor was speedily accomplished. In less than an hour moro than fifty tons had been fished out of the sei ; with grappling hooks , hoisted up nnd lowered Into tbo hold. This was moro than abundant to supply the ahlp with Ice for the next month , and when wo landed at the Sltka wharf toward even ing several cartloads were hauled up town and a number of chunks thrown to the throng of Indians , who -scrambled and fought for the lumps as if they wcro meat or broad. Harvesting ice that had for thou sands of years boon dormant in the womb of a glacier is decidedly unlUo ( [ and singular , but distributing Ice to the Inhabitants of the capital of Alaska , who are supposed to bo wrapped In furs nil the year round , is certainly an anomaly. / Tha TnIcu Ulnclor , The perspective ot Taku glacier , in front of which our steamer remained anchored for an hour , wns the most enchanting sight that wo were privilegnd to behold on our whole Toyago. Although by no moans as'stu pendous auct impresslvo as the Mulr glaclor , which wo ascended two days later , it was conceded by alt tourists on board to have been the most beautiful and picturesque. \Vo were really In front of two glaciers In Taku Inlet. Ono of tbeso. the Englo glaclor , - is separated from the Taku glacier by a rocky promontory , not more than half a milo fn width. Euglo glacier Is what scientists term a dead glaclor. Its surface has tbo au- jicarunce of u frozen river covered with a mass of sncMY discolored by dirt. These dirt pots or beds of congealed earth , washed down from the slopes of mountains upon the glacier , appear Imbedded in many of the lee- bergs. 'IhU molten mass , unllko a flowIng - Ing river , Is not flat , but arched , with the highest uart of the arch in the center , from twenty to 100 feet above the edges ou eaiih side. A glacier thus formed is called a dead glacier because of its comparatively smooth surface , Its Imperceptible motion and slow disintegration. Tha Taku glacier 1 also a ' 'frozen river , " coustltutcd llko its neighbor of vast manses of Ice wedged in between a chain of mountains and under mined o.v a subterranean river , but its sur- ffice is broken by great fissures , deep chasms and vust holes. The mouth of this mighty frozen river forms a corrugated wall of blue crystal from thirty to 150 feet in height. Tills mass of ice , with its prisimitio rainbow reflections , Is constantly crumbling and from the icy precipice colossal blocks are drop ping into the sou wltn a thundering cra'sh every few minutes and tbo fragments churn . the surging waters and dash away among the multitude of tee hlocits and icebergs that cover the entire bay for miles and miles , as far OB the eye can reach. The birth of an , Iceberg is a subllmo and awe-inspiring spec tacle that neither mouth nor pen can describu nor the brush of the most gifted painter can oven faintly portrayi Thu Capital ui Atnxlia. Wo are in slplit of Mount Vcrstova with Castle UarauofI looming on an immense bluff above , the picturesque town of Sltka cluster ing in a soini-circlo in its base. Then the emerald dome of the Greek shurrh strikes upon the vision in bold relief uganst ) the sky. Threading our way among a croup of small islands , past n United States revenue ote.amer and craft of all descriptions wo land at the crowded wharf of the capital of Alaska , The landing is black with people of nil colors and nationalities , the bronze colored Indians predominating. Conspicu ous among this motley throng were the uni formed naval officers and marine. } . Sitka is the principal naval station on the North Faclllo cousi and the marines who constitute. Us garrison are an important factor in upper crust social circles of the Alaska capt- . tal.as well as in its commercial and political . llfo. A striking sample of ultra-marino murtlnellsm Is furnished in the way houses are numbered iu this neck ot the woods. Uy order of the naval commander every houseIn town must have a number promi nently displayed over its threshold. To enforce - , force this order the marines have placed boards bearing black numerals of stud lioiso dimensions over the door of every In dian cabin and every Inhabited or vacant duelling. These numbers do not follow In cus tomary rotationhue nro promiscuous and run ( ray up into the tens of thousands. On the long row of ono and two-story frame houses on the main thoroughfare facing the doc < c , which ate all occupied by.natives , you may find ono house numbered U.VJ15 and the ad joining house 115 ! , while the next house may boar number 127U. Many of the tourist passengers received n warm greeting at the hands of the gallant marines vt horn they had known in the far /oft and elfoto cast , or whom they hud chanced to meet on their tours in foreign lands. A luigo majority of the ICO cabin pussenncis on board the Queen hud iruv- vied abroad , and several had mudo the .tour . of the world. The Nebraska contingent was accorded a cordial and hospitable reception by lion. Charles Johnson and his churmtng wile. Mr. Johnson formerly resided at Wulioo , and about ten years ago represented Humidors county in the legislature. Ho has for the past four years burn United States attorney for Alaska and enjoys great popu larity , notwithstanding the disagreeable duty linXsed ] on him aa chief prosecutor. Mm. Johnson will bo remembered as the daughter of the hue Major J. 1) . Davis , prom inent iu Nebraska Grand Army circles. Uurlualltva of Sltku. Sllka still retains many quaint landmarks and features that recall its Kusslan found ers , liussliui is spoken by a largo proportion of Us population , chiuily half-breed descend ants of mixed marriages , Many of the full blooded Indians have embraced the Grook- liusslan faith , and elvo U preference over Protestantism because the Greek church is moro impressive , with silver chimes , rich decorations , paintings uud Images of angels and audits and Its emotional ritual than the Presbyterian mission church with itsi plain whlto walls ana unpre tentious service. Prior to the pur chase of Aluska by the United States , that Is up to 1607 , Sltkn had been for " thirty years the headquarters of Kunsuui su premacy niul seat of thu Greek Catbolia hierarchy in Kusslau America. General Jiaruuofl , utter whom thu Uluud oa which Sltkn Is located and the oastlo that formed the citadel of Sltka are nanr-d , vlsltod the Miami in 171U and built ft fort on the highest bluff overlooking the buy In HH , In 183J Huron Wrangel. the governor of Russian America , transferred the colonial capital from Fort Wrungol to Sllka and made It the center of military m well as commercial ac tivity , lie embellished the castle and made a palatl.1l residence of it. LUit time has wrought sad havoc with Castle Haranoff , as It has with the Uinsmii tr/ckndc and most of the few buildings erected by the Russians during their occupancy. Castle Uantnoff , once celebrated for the lavish hospitality or its occupants , is now a masslro but dilapi dated wooden structure , thico stories In height and 1-10x70 feet In dimension * . It was originally built of largo dressed logs , fitted and spiked In such a peculiar way that no chink remained to bo llllcd. The parti tions cvoro nil of logs fastened together in tha same fashion. The exterior was then covered with ship lap hand-sawod boards fastened upon the log walls by wrought nails. The interior walls nnd partitions were lined with a coating of bears' hair from one to to two inches in thickness nnd then covered with canvas , which wns decorated in various colors. The floor Joist wcro filled In with largo Russian brick , over which a heavy coat of mortar < vas plastered and the lloorimr boards were nailed over the Impervious mass. The interior wood work , wainscoting , staircases , doors and window sashes wcro nil masslvo and exhibit skilled workmanship , wnilo the huge lock ! ) and bolts wcro all baud made. Being pitrt of the Alaska purchaseBaronoIT castle has for twenty-six years been United States property. Proposals to demolish it were invited last .year , but the lowest bidder asked over $5,000 for tuidng it down , so thu government finally decided to retain the custlo and occupy it as the territorial capital. And now the old baronial mansion Is being thoroughly overhauled nnd rebuilt to moot the requirements of the civil authorities. A much hotter preserved Russian struc turo U the famous Greek church. Whllo not very imposing from without this edifice holds treasures of artistic workmanship and decorations that deserve moro than passing mention. Like Baronoff castle the Greek church -is a wooden structure In the shape of a Greek cross crowned by a copper-coated cupola painted in sea green and surmounted by a spire- with a chime cast in the imperial foundry of Moscow , The interior of the basilica is very impros- slvo. An antique chandelier of exquisite workmanship hangs from the vaulted coll- Icg and two solid silver candelabra holding wax candles four inches in diameter stand on each side of the altar , which is flanked by rare pieces of ivory sculpture representing the last suppcrand two beautiful paintings encased-in frames of chased silver and gold and studded with precious stones. One of these portraits is the Madonna and the other the Savior both by a famous Russian painter. According to the sacristan , who ex hibited to the totu-ists the gold-embroidered church vestments and sacred relicsan offnr of $20,000 has been refused for the picture of the Madonna. This valuable work of art was presented to the Sltka church by the Empress Catherine , and the altar , as well a ; nearly all the valuable reliquary , were con tributcd by Russian noblemen. Anothei Russian relic are four big slogo guns with the double caglo ombosscd on their muzzles Kduontlon nnil Allgilon Work. Apart from the Russian castle and church Sltka offers very little of interest for tin tourist , unless ha concerns himself in th condition and conduct of Alaska Indians in general and their education la Presbyterian mission schools in particular. On the firs point little mare can bo said than that tin Alaska Indian appears to bo moro thrift ; and oottor housed and clothed than any o the blanketed rod men that have bo corm wards of the nation and adorn tholr poste riors with flour sacks branded with XX } ' "Washburn.rnills. " - * On the second point there is much controversy vorsy among white pcoplo who have had op portunity for observation. The consensus o opinion , however , is that with the Indian , a : with the whlto man , a little learning I : often 3 aangerOus thing. Some of the half- bred half-breeds turn out lazy loafers and giddy glrfs , but that doesn't prove the mis sion schools to bo a failure. It only shows tliat the half-tutored children of the Alaska forest are as frail and prone to ovll as th < most favored children of other races tha. fall by tbo wuysidu and find tholr way into jails , workhouse , penitentiaries and Keoly institutes. Mulr ( llaclor. Sailing out of Sltka harbor at 10 a. m. tin day after landing , the Queen retraced he : course , and before midnight wo found our selves again in Glacier bay. The weathoi being "thick" the captain aid not see flt tc risk a collision with an iceberg , but pru 'dently anchored the steamer at the entrance of the bay , where the mass of floating Ice wns comparatively light. * At daybreak next morning the propeller screw began to churn the sea and the Queen resumed her voy age through the ico-corgcd channel toward tbo setting sun. Nearly every passcngo : was oa deck to got tbo first view of Mul glacier , whoso approach became manifest by u succession of rumbling noises llko distuni thunder , caused by the dropping masses o icu from the glacier into the sea. About ' o'clock , as the steamer veered uround in front of the great ice wall , wo were saluted by an explosion that sounded llko a blast of a granite quarry. This wasquiukly followed by a terrific crash , us if u great building had suddenly collapsed , and then a cloud of ice dust and splinters rose from the sea at the foot of the Ice wall and the waters surged and foamed around a colossal mas : that " hud dropped down and she up "from the depths to slowly lloa away among its companion icebergs. This spectacle was repeated within twenty minutes , but did not recur again during tin six hours while the ship remained at Mul glacier , although the thunder that the birth of every iceberg could bodistlnctl.N hoard every few minutes throughout thu period , doubtless proceeding from th glaciers that discharge into the sea within u few miles of thu mouth of Mulr glacier. The Alaska glaciers are conceded by scien tists tn bo the greatest glaciers known to our time. They urc , > the only glucleis that discharge their disintegrated fragments di rectly. In to the open sou. The glaciers of Switzerland and Norway , as well as those found in the Himalayan mountains in Asia and the Cordilleras of South America , are lakes of Ice above timber line on thu crest of high mountain poaks. Prof. John Muir of California , after whom this glaclor was named , describing this marvelous example of nature's irresistible forcen , BU.VS : "Tho largest of the glaciers that discharge into Glacier bay Is the 'Mulr,1 snd being also the most accessible , i the ono to which tourists are taken and allowed to go ashore and climb about its ley clllTs and watch the huge blue bergs as , with tremendous thundering roar , they emerge and plunge from the majestic vertical Ice wall iu which the glacier termi nates. The front of the glacier is about three mllus wide , but the central berg-pro ducing portion that stretches across from side to aide of the inlet , is only about half us wido. The height of thu ice wall above the water is from 250 to 'MO foot , but soundings made by Captain Carroll show i that about TM feet of tha wall is below the surface , whim still u third portion Is buried I beneath moraine material , Therefore , were the wuter and rocky mass cleared away , u sheer wall of blue Ice would bo presented n mlle and it half long and moro than 1,000 foot high. " Continuing inimitable i > or- trulturo , Prof. Mulr says ; "Tho brow of Muir glacier was dashed and sculptured into u maze of yawning ravines , canons , crev asses and n bewildering chaos of strange architectural forms , beautiful bewmd de scription , great clusters of glistening spires , fables , obelisks , monoliths and castles standing out boldly against the suy. " Kxtnut of the Ulaolrr. According to Prof. Brlggs , who made a study of Muir glacier , this vust mass of ice is forty mile ; , long , and buck oa the land , in u haslu of the mouutait. * , being reinforced by fifteen tributaries coming down the glens from the different points ot the com pass it swells to an icy sea twenty-five miles in diameter. Thunco it mores with resistless - loss power , bearing roclts and long line * of detritus on its surfaco. Just before it reaches tlio bay it is comprossoa by two sen tinel mountains into a gorge ono mlle in width , Prof , Urlggs describes his ascent of the ( dueler as follows : "Wo clambered over 100 feet up a lateral moraine , crawled shoo deep in wet gravel down into the valley of a glacial river ; forded it , pad- died through glaclil mud covered with a shingle of slime just deep enough to hldo the creamy pools , slipped prostrate upon ire made treacherous by u thin disgulso of detritus , burked our shins , cut our shoos ou the sharp angular blocks of granite and basalt strewn tor miles Iu great profusion along our perilous route. After moro than . an hour of yluuglux uud sprawling uud pull log each other out the grey mire , about naif our number reached the glacier , * * * The whole surfnco Is riven by a thousand crevasses. Thcso chasms are trightlul gap * to ono peering down 10(1 ( feet or moro bo- twccn thnir turqulso walls. A slip , a- frail Alpenstock , a feeble grasp of the guide ropes , nnd gravity would close the scene without further ceremony. " Those sketches are correct In all essen tial particulars , but the peril Of the ascent of the glacier Is exaggerated. At least , my experience nnd that of my companions on this voyage does not Justify It. As a matter of fact , nil but ton or twelve of the passen gers , of all ages , sexes nnd conditions , were taken ashore in the Ufa boats and clambered over the moralno and upon the glacier with out great difllculty. Nino-tcntlm managed to reach tlio uncovered promontory where the Ice must bo moro than 1,000 feet thick. Sixty or seventy men nnd women ascended to the summit overlook ing the vast ice field , which extends bnyond the scope of the most per fect field glass. There nro terrible gaps and frightful chasms and there Is some danger In clambering up and scurrying down the Icy slope. A reckless or awkward person might slip down into a yawning chasm or tumblu on the ice and cut a hole Into the back uf his head , but with ordinary prudence there need bo no accident. Our party had no guides and needed no rope to hold each other up , but they had Alpenstocks , long sticks with an Iron point , which were cheerfully loaned by an enterprising member of the ship's crow for 60 cents apicco. The view from the summit , two miles back of the ice wall , was Indescribably grand , Neither pen nor picture will over do it justice. At high noon the steamer's whistle sounded the re treat for the tourist explorers , but before leaving the glacier Captain Carroll moved the shit ) up to withing 200 yards of the great ice wall. I need scarcely add that our stay In such close proximity to the crashing Ice bergs was not prolonged beyond the time it took to turn the steamer southward on her homeward voyage , thus virtually terminat ing the tour of Alaska. Al nt kit In General. This fragmentary sketch will nt best con vey but a crude conception of Alaska. A few salient points concerning climate , re sources nnd population may not bo out of place hero. The cluster of Islands that con stitute the inhabited portion of southeastern Alaska , which 1s on the line of tourist travel , is not as cold ai Minnesota or Mon tana. The thermometer at Sltka never reg isters moro than 5 ° below zero , while at St. Pfxul. Duluth- and Helena , it registers from 30 ° to 50 = below zero. Tlio maximum tem perature during this voyage was about W ) ° , and the lowest while wo were among the icebergs wns 330. There is no midnight sun in southeastern Alaska , but the winter nights begin at 3 p. m. , nnd winter days be gin about II a. m. In midsummer the sun goes down about 0 p. m. , but the twilight enables people to road newspapers up to 11 p. m. Out of a population of i about 80,000 less than 5,000 are white and about 1,500 half breeds , and as many moro Chinese. Fish , i furs and minerals constitute the natural elements of wealth. The furs and minerals are the most important products at this time and are likely to lomain so for years to co mo. Moro than 5J,000 seals were slaughtered in Alaska during last year by American nnd as many more by British seal hunters. Among the fur exports for the year J8'J2 ' are 1,1-15 bear skins which , , goes to ex plain how it was possible for Count Baranoft to cover the partition walls of his castle with bear's liiur taken from the native stock. Inasmuch as Governor Knapp honored 'ino ' with a copy of his last annual report I may bo pardoned in quoting this interesting document us proof of the statement that "while stock raising has not yet attained any prominence In Alaska a now Industry the raising of foxes is in a flourishing con dition. Several islands have been stocked with foxes , principally stiver gray and blue. " His excellency says : "The breeding of foxes is yet in its infancy and cannot be expected to yield all the results which , may confi dently be looked for when the habits of these animals and their demands in the way of food and protection shall have been bettor learned. " If the habits of the domesticated Alaska fox are the same as those of the average member of the species in other parts of the world a rise in prlco of chickens and hen fruit may bo confidently looked for in Alaska in the near future. E. ROSEWATEII. Before breakfast Bromo-Seltzor Acts as a bracer-rtrial bottle 10 cts. Nothing rattles a timid hello like a great ring. 'Stanley promised his wife that she should have ull the m&noy she wuntod to spend when they were married. " "Awfully rash , wasn't ho ? " "No ; you see the money is hers. " The woman who never had a baby of her own generally can't understand how it is that a mother can bo so foolish as to lo't her baby cry. The wedding of Miss Belle Hughltt , daughter of Marvin H. HucrhiU , president of the Chicago & Northwestern railway , to Alfred Hey t Granger of Cleveland , O. , will bo celebrated October 4 at the residence of tha bride's parents In Chicago. In Tyrol the mother of a female infant makes during the Jlrst year of its life a beautiful lace handkerchief. After it Is fin ished it is laid away to bo brought out and placed over her head as a bridal veil nt her marriage. After the marriage it is again laid away to be seen no moro until her death , when it is again produced and laid over her face in the coffin. Clurppio Would you care to change your name , Miss Higgins ? Miss illggins ( blushIng - Ing ) Yo-es. Chappie ( wlth.a bright idea ) Whv don't you marry ? "Ho can't got alonp with his wife's mother. " "Why ? I heard her boast of having made up the match. " "Well , that's it , you SCO. " The latest fad at a wedding Is to pelt the bridal pair with the petals of flowersInstead of the customary rice. If the moro act of pelt ing brings good luck and no particular virturo resides In the rico , there are a great many substitutes Iu which , the September brldo may Indulge. Early big white chrysanthe mums may bo shredded and thrown in showers. Very late white sweet-peas may fall in fragrant cascades. Whlto carnations , lilies of the valley and even whlto hy drangeas may be torn up to take the place of rlco. They ull have the advantage of being much moro expensive. And bv and by they may be found a costly substitute- old shoos , At the wedding of Mr , Amadoll and Miss Aikon , at Klantono , near Jamestown , N. Y. , last week , the bride , being popular ana pretty , was kissed by a score of her friends. She had u slight sore throat at the time and now both she and nearly all who availed themselves of the privilege of giving herd bridal salute uro do'wn with diphtheria. The "No. 0" Wheeler & Wilson makes a perfect stitch with all kinds of thread on ull classes of materials. It is always ready. Sold by Geo. W. I uncustor & Co. . fi14 S. . llith street. run ji.n-'s jtKJUNn Dr. J. O , HollaniL Oed KVO ! us men , A time llko this demands Strong mlnilu , great hearts , true faith and ready hands ; Men Hliom the lustof olllco does not kill ; Men v , bom Iho bpulls of olllee cannot buy ; Men who posios- , opinions ami u will ; Men whuliatu honor ; men who wilt not lie ; Men who can stand Uuforo a domiiKovuo And damn Ids truucliorouu llatterlun without Tall nmii , huncronni'd , who II vo abo\o the toy , In public duty and In private thinking. l > 'or while the rabble , \vltli tholr tliumbworn creeds , Their largo professions and tholr llttlo deeds , Minnie In olllsh utrlfo. lot rrcudom woopb , Wrunif rules the land , and waiting Justice tdoopd. READYrVAUEr,1UblAHU ) PIASTERS Wo were the first manufacturers on this Continent. Our latest imnrot omcut anrpusea anything ever before produced. 15o. , 5o. , SSo. per tin. Ho sure to have SKAUimX'S. Ask for tuem spread on cotton cloth. SEABURY'S SULPHUR CANDLES ; Prevention U bolter than euro , by burning tlicao candles bed cmolls In baautaonta , nloseti , &u , uro duitroed , and tbuscontaslousdUeusca. nro kept away : ateo useful for cipolllng nios- qultoa and Irritating Insects. Price , ato. coca. To purify BlcK-rooms , apartments , et . , nso HYDROHAPHTHOL PASTILLES which in burning , disinfect and produce , a fraeranoo refreshing anI InvlforaUflg. Xa. per box of 12. Bolo Mouufaotarers , - - - S5 VburmuemiUcal I CJiciuLiU. JlitW YOU IV. GLORIOUS NEWS Nines : 999999999 4j times 9 make 36--3 and 6 make 9 ; twice 9 make IS8 and 1 make 9. No matter , what you multiply nine by , the result will add up nine -try it ! We have some other " . 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Tlmiw prltca were purchased special/ ! to advertise "Tlio Chimney Corner , " and rrlll be ( urnlsbod onlr to tbo sutocrlbenof that publica tion. In order to secure nifenU and Introduce It at once we make this unusual offer which could not be done were It not for tbo ; fset we can get more substantial benefit by this method of advertising In ono season than by Tears pf advertising tbe old and reaular war I we Intend every prize we send out ( ball be a Jtandlng advertisement ( or our pa per for years. K you have friends In the cltr let them call and examine the prltee ve give. Matlsfuctlon Buuranteed , Kemerabcr any ono sending us tba money on the above oner whocan honestly say they are not satisfied with their , .bancaln can have 1C cheerfully returned. Call of semi at once. Address ; TUtS CIllUNiTY CUltMKU , " Dearborn Ntreelt Chicago , III , / ' 1 HIRSCHBERGS Thcccle- b rated Ncm- changeable Spectacle 3 and Eye Glasses for sale In Om g BUSSES' ' aha by - T ' < - " * " > MAX AII5YER ft IJ30. CO. , ONLY T"TT \ T TVTnnO See tnat your children attending school at Omaha do not miss this JT IJL J\ . --V JL i JL O liberal offer of the Morse Dry Goods Co , Scholars will cut out every advertisement of the Morse Dry Goods Co. for the months * of September , October and November j then pick out of all what you consider THE BEST , five advertisements ; then the best/07/r/ then the best three ; then the best two ; and then the best one of the entire lot. The judgment of these advertisements will be left to an impartial co'mfnit- tee > , and i the ' scholars picking out the advertisements , which coincide with those chosen by the committee , will receive , according to priority of receipt of answers , one of the'prizes * mentioned in the margin of this announcement. * " ' " ' 4\ \ ALL SCHOLARS ARE ELIGIBLE. 'So , girls and boys , keep your eyes open for our advertisements. Cut them out as they , and appear pass your judgment upon their merits , and receive a handsome Christmas present from us the first week in December. Portraits traits of the first two successful will contestants appear in the daily papers. ' Scholars who wish to make'further inquiries about this "Advertising Contest'1 will get all information from J. F. Martin , Advertising Dept. , at Morse Dry Goods Co. 6 Every scholar in the city should take part in this intellectual contest. It costs you nothing , and your reward is liberal. Who will win ? < V J LAST I 1 BATTLE XX FIELD. A visit to this spot , which is now a national cemetery , Is oxtromorly Inter esting. Here eovontoon yonraiigo Con- oral Custor nnd tlvo companies of the Seventh United Stutos cavalrynumbot injrovop 200 oDicora nnd men , wore cut to pieces by the Sioux Indiana iiml allied tribes under Slttlnt ; Dull. The battlefield , the valley ot tlio Little Big Horn , located aomo forty odd mlloa sou tli u ( Custor , Mont. , a BUtlou on the Northern Pacific railroad , can bo easily reached by stage. If you will writ * Charles 8. Foe , St. Paul , Minn. , inclos ing 4 cents in postage , ho will Bond you a handsomely illustrated 100 page book , free of charge , In which you will find a grapnlo uccpunt of the sad catastrophe which overtook the bravo Ouster and Ills ollov/ors in thu valley of the Llttlo Big Horn in Juno , ' 70. A good camel's hair nt any place nnd at any tlmo Is worth $1.60 AT n ynrd. Nevertheless in the face ot this actual value , wo will soil camel's hair stripes , Dlaids-and ox ford grays nt 70cn ynra. Thinlc of the drop , la dies , from $1.60 to 70o a ynrd. 64 inch chevron 'suit ings , over popular , AT for its wearing qualities nnd high tone effects , comes in solid blue , blnck , mode , brown nnd old rose colors aptly adapted to blond with nutum's delightful shades. All to bo sold nt 80o n yard and they nro worth $1.60. Depleted Wardrobes can be abundantly filled at a most reasonable outlay. INFANTA. The latest out , Pretty , sLyl- ish , nobby traveling hat in white and colors. Selling all summer millinery at cost and less. BUSS , 1514 Douglas St , AND HOW TO ATTAIN IT. Amwllcal vrurktlittt tcllnho rnuw , < loiu-rllKU f Iliei-fTw-tl , polutt llmrewotlr , bclojitfU ( : lly till' > moat valuable , arlUtloully tliu inott beautiful xmedlral book eier published ; M iiaeca. c i rf < naicu bearing1 abatf toiio Illuhtratluii In llnli. ' < Subjpcn ireateil t .Ncrruui Drblllly. Inirnttncr , ' > f Derelojinient. Yttrleixi'le , Tliu Iiu - iawInieuilliiK > Iarrli ro , * tc. > /Avrv f/tat * tc/io iroul f JtnnirAe Olattd Trvttif. fllte 1'1'lH fiult , tht ( M Stcttlt uniiAtjo / > oarerlriof Sleiltanl fcltnct at iiri'litil to liar- Hetl Life , wAu troutl non fur j.ait folllei nn'l ainldfuturt tillfalli. ihmiltl urilt fur tMt WONinHtUl , UTTLK IIOOK. II will ba MIII frte , uuilertval. vrhll * th edl > lion lutiu aiste npo , ami it worried or lujl ( . publlihon , ERIE MEDICAL CO. , Buffalo , N. Y. A lot of bed ford cords , boyodoro cordsnnd8omo AT high class novelties , worth $2.00 a yard ; 8 pieces of top sacking , in crrcon , heliotrope , lavender and tan. All at OOc a ynrd. Two dollar goods for99i\ HERE WE DRAW THE CURTAIN UPON DRESS GOODS , Such goods were never placed before Omaha' ladies at the prices quoted , We respectfully suggest an early inspection. All the goods offered are of stand ard excellence , and classed A Np. i in mercantile 'par lance , and warranted as herein represented. HOME INDUSTRIES DBBWEH3. Fred Krug Brawiag OmiliiBrawl Assa ( OMIMNV. | Our bottloil ( 'nblnnt ( JuiranU'TI to oqutl bovr dullroroil Iu nnr outtlit' ) brands. Vlonni purl u ( lljo city IUJT axpurt butllal bear lii- Jackiun t. llvorj.l to fumlllo * . WORKS. I'LOUR. S , P. Oilman. Omabi Milling Go 1UI3-11 IT N. lull at. ORlconiiil Mill , C. K. Uliivk , Manager. rilJ N. lUli lU ' PBINTINa. 1 SOAP. Reed Job Printing Paga Soap Co. COUIMNV. MunufuUururi of Union lieo nulMUiir oap. Ill Hickory it. WHITE LEAD. Carter White Lead Go Corroded , warranted Jtrlotlj pure ntltw I a4 bait ( Jamba.