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Her M ralun , Stnlr , IJiurholo-
onto I'anlilon * of tlio
When Mrs. Flyaway , who Is so frequently
mentioned In the society papers ns Imvlng
been somewhere and worn something gor
geous , descends Iho steps ot her mansion to
enter her carriage. She Is such n vision of
uplcndor that tlio nurse-girls check the per
ambulators under their charge and Htand and
utaro , nnd ( inlto a llttlo crowd gathcm for a
prlvato view. I am qulto sure Queen Vic
toria never was so fine. Nobody could bo
finer. Ami when It Is a grand occasion nnd
the mnltl follows , keeping the train from the
dust and restraining the billows of satin ,
lace and velvet that seem to boll over ns the
lady seats herself , and the bouquet Is handed
In , and the maid coquottlfmly tells where to
drlvo and the door shuts with a snap , one
may hear the llttlo street children utter ohs
and ahs as on the glorious Fourth , when the
most lurid firev.-orks go off.
Olivia , hidden behind the Rllkollne curtains
at the window of her pretty flat , often
watches the scenes , writes Mary Kyle Dallas
In the Urooklyn Times. She Is a handsome
young matron of three years standing , with
a good husband , a pretty luby and plenty of
comforts about her , but as she gazes , envy
stlra her heart , and she contrasts Iho llfo
she leads with that of her opposite neighbor.
"Mrs , Flyaway Is always going aomo-
whcre , " she says , "HIO ! Is asked to break
fasts nnd luncheons , to afternoon teas nnd
dinners , to receptions nnd balls , and I bo-
llovos she always accepts. Such a round of
gayety , such a whirl of pleasure , what a con
trast to my existence. I lead the life of a
family .cat , I never have any enjoyment.
A few friends to tea , an evening at sister
Sarah's. His people to dinner , a day at
my mother's , perhaps a trip to the beach In
Hummer , once or twice to sea a play In winter -
tor , that Is the most I ever have , ono now
costume a season must content me , and yet
I'm as handsome ns Mrs. Flyaway , and I'm
sure , I could make a flguro In society It I
had a chance. ' "
She goes to the glass and peeps In , she
Imagines herself In all the splendor of ono
of Worths costumes , bejewelled and with
hot house roses In her bosom. Scenes of
delight open before her. As she glides through
splendid rooms the observed of all ob
servers , murmurs of admiration follow her.
She resolves to do nothing that John would
mind , but It Is delightful to feel that she Is
cutting out every other woman there. Ah ,
they were right married ladles are the
bellies of society nowadays.
Very stale , fiat and unprofitable seems her
llfo as this day-dream vanishes. Tears drop
Into baby's cradle and barely escape the
pudding as she mixes It , and It seems to
her that Mrs. Flyaway must be the happiest
woman out of paradise. Craving your par
don , Olivia , you are dreaming of a land of
which you know only through the medium of
Hngllsh novels and the newspaper reports.
The life your neighbor really leads Is not at
all what you suppose. She Is not floating
upon a sea ot pleasure , but working very
hard , Indeed , for her foothold In , society.
The girlhood , In which everything was a
case of "llobln Adalr , " and any festive occa
sion was delightful If Hobln was there , is
long. past. Years ago her husband grew
weary of following her various magnificent
trains up and down other people's staircases ;
of fighting at midnight for chicken salad
and coffee with which to sustain her failing
energies , or of yawning In the hall In com
pany with other middle-aged gontlemen. He
goes to his club and plays cards , and long
before his lady's return reads himself to
Hleep In his own room over French novels ,
the authors of which , ho thinks , liavo the
right opinion of women. When asked about
Ills wife he generally says : "Oh , she's al
ways on the go , so I suppose she Is well. "
And other men with wives of the same sort
comprehend him.
There arc some children at boarding rcnooi.
There was a baby. Mrs. Flyaway did not
know that the nurse put It to sleep with
laudanum until ono day It had an overdose
and then she had to wear black nnd stay at
homo evenings. To stay at homo Is her
great terror , and yet , as all her "occasions"
are these great crushes by which society
women pay their debts In bulk , all that
happens after the hostess has said
"charmed to sec you , " nnd the host has
bowed over her hand and declared that ho
Is delighted Is that she Is pushed about In a
crowd ot well dressed people , all beaming
amiably on each other , all dreadfully bored ,
nil envying the people who have chairs , now
close against a steaming register , now In n
draught under a window opened by some
fresh air crank. Every five minutes some
one asks her If "This is not delightful ? " or
suys" : "I need not ask you If you are well ,
Mrs. Flyaway ? " Her feet are weary ; her
corset Is tight ; she yawns behind her fan and
catches her neighbor at It the next moment.
In fact'I venture to say , that though novices
may bo pleased for a tlmo , to the regular
habitues these elegant assemblages are bores ,
which they only Attend lest the awful doom
of bolng "forgotten by society" should befall
them. Of "Feast of Reason nnd Flow of
Soul" there can bo none. The greatest wit
finds his brain addled In the overheated
atmosphere. HesideR , to bo overheard nbovo
the band , ho must bellow. The ileshly feast
ts a sort of lottery. Some people must
devour It , for It vanhhea. n t you never
heard any ono confess that ho or she had a
mouthful. There Is no moro real meaning
in them or real satisfaction In them than In
the wild gatherings of savages , who meet to
brawl and caper.
Oh , silly , llttlo Olivia , not only are you
really happier , but you have , moro social
pleasure nt these quiet assemblages of n
few friends than ouu over finds at ono of
these' affairs.
Mrs. Flyaway wears Jewels , but the heart's
love of a good husband Is n pearl of great
price , and a baby of your own , better than
diamonds , and oven If allvero as you
fancy , to bo queen ot a quiet homo Is better
than , to ijo n queen of society. As It Is ,
these women who suffer for no purpose
whatever are merely mild maniacs , while
the woman who finds her Joy nt homo has
her reward In lasting happiness.
The X s , a young pair who had Just
succeeded In Inserting the opening wcdgo
Into the closoel oyster shell of society In a car-
tain cty | , Bays the atory writer of the Now
York Tribune , had an uncomfortable ex
perience nt their first attempt ut n very
"smart" dinner. They hud been successful
In getting together a number of desirable
people. The looms were charming , the
table was perfect with Its array ot exquUI.to
napery , glittering sliver and costly porce
lain , and jill promised to go off with the
greatest eclat , when the host und hostess
became aware of uncomfortably long waits
between the soup nnd flsh and the Ilrbt en
tree. The last , however , wax served nnd
eaten , and then followed a. tremendous
pause. Mr. and Mrs. X , unequal to
the occasion , betrayed their uneasiness and
want of avolr falro by trying to act us If
nothing was unusual , \\hllo the guests , con-
( uloua that something was wrong , endeavored
to keep up a general conversation with moro
or less success. Then another course ciiino
un , which was cold and badly reeked , and so
.tho dinner proceeded , dragging Us Inter
minable length , until the lust Ice was
nerved and the tlied-out people tuok their
leave of their discomfited hosts , pleading
uftcr-dlnner engagements aa an excuse for
not lingering.
"What do you think happened at the
X s1 last night ? " said a gossip who had
been present to the other gueiiU the fol
lowing evening at a dance. "Why , their
chef was horribly drunk , and they Knew
it * 11 ( he whllo. Ho hold the kitchen-
malds at bay , barricaded the door and
handed out the dishes au he liked , swearing
II the while like a trooper. Of course
such a contretemps might happen to anyone
ono who han a cordon bleu ; but It It had
occurred to any of ui , we would have told
'fKe travcifn * ErTBllsTiitUrti. waKI ! R Up
nad down the tl $ k of the ijtftn , titlkttl of
Iho American woman , says the name story *
teller , nnd this was the gist of his monologue -
loguo :
"While I am perfectly ready to admit
that your claims with regard to Iho su
periority of the American woman nro to n
great extent well founded , yet I cannot
help thinking that In aomo respects they
are distinctly Inferior to your men. Not
as far as Intelligence IH concerned , nor In
brilliancy of Intellect , ns regards both of
which I am Inclined to accord the palm to
the lady. Hut the American man Is pos
sessed of Inflhltcly more heart , moro gener
osity nnd more religion. "
"Humph 1" ejaculated the listening Ameri
can man.
"Ho Is far moro accessible to generous
Impulses , " calmly continued the Englishman -
man , "nnd consequently tnoro easily Imposed
upon by tales of suffering nnd trouble. In
the old world we are accustomed to look
upon the women a * possessed of moro heart
than head ; here , Just the reverse Is the case ,
and the women possess far moro commonsense -
sense , moro .keenness of insight and sound
ness of judgment than their distinctly In
ferior , but , on the whole , more sympathetic
halves. "
Here the American man smiled.
"Ono of the moat lovable attributes of
woman is her softness of heart' , her Impul
siveness and the predominance' of heart
over head , and the lack ot this endearing
falling In the American woman , whllo It
may possibly add to her perfection , dis
tinctly diminishes the sympathetic regard
which she Inspires. Of course I hero are
exceptions to this rule , ns to all others , but
I am talking of the average American
woman , whoso mental superiority Is gener
ally acknowledged , perhaps unconsciously ,
by her husband. Although I am no admirer
of Max O'Hell , I cannot help thinking that
he was right when ho called attention to
the fact that whereas In Europe It Is always
the husband and father who heads the fam
ily procession Into the hotel dining-room ,
hero In America It Is the mnter-famlllas ,
pater constituting the rear guard , meek ,
submissive and differential. "
"You don't soy so ! " said the American ,
and the Englishman went on :
"I am nwaro that the Idea of American
men being moro truly religious than are
the women would arouse n storm ot protest.
Hut visit any church In New York , Phila
delphia , Baltimore or Hoston and observe
who are the most devout. I say It Is the
men. The women give ono the Impression
by their attitude and manner that they
are meicly there to satisfy tlio require
ments of conventionality and to Inspect the
millinery around them , and to bo In
spected. Ask the clergy , too , both Homan
Catholic and Protestant , and , unless I am
very much mistaken , they will tell you the'
same thing , namely , that the women are In
ferior In point of quiet faith and true re
ligion to the men. Religion rests mainly
on faith , nnd the American women are too
hard-headed , too matter-of-fact to accord
that unquestioning and touching sort of
belief which h needed In order to bo a true
Christian. In Europe the reverse Is the
case. The men are far Inferior In mutters
pertaining to religion to the women , who
constitute , especially on the continent , the
vast majority of the church attendance. "
"How long were you in the states ? "
asked the American man.
"Six weeks , " answered the traveling Eng
There was never a tlmo when so many
odd and fanciful little bibs and yokes and
fichus nnd scarfs of lace were used for
brightening up plain gowns and transforming
a low gown Into a high one at short notice.
The prettiest of the yokes are made of black
chiffon with chiffon ruffles and Jot fringe
for n finish to the lower edge. The daintiest
scarfs are of liberty tissue in the odd art
colors for which the English tissues are
noted. These nro long and broad , to bo tied
In big fluffy bows inside a coat collar.
Yokes of ilalo" and dressy colors , collars of
velvet \vl\\ { \ \ a blj. of white lace are effective
and economical garnitures for plain gowns
to make them smart and gay enough for
evening wear. Now wrist frills for the
long leg-o'-mutton sleeves are made ot a
square of cloth about seven Inches each way ,
with the corners rounded off and a hole cut
In the middle.for the hand. It Is made
double and stitched to the sleeve without
fulness. If the dress is of two materials the
Insldo of the frill Is of contrasting color , the
outsldo ot the material like the sleeve.
. Over twenty years ago the Home for
British nnd American Young Women was
founded In Paris. Miss Leigh , whoso name
Is known throughout the world In connec--
tlon with the Institution , has been the wlfo
of a Canadian archbishop for some years ,
but has never lost her interest In nor slopped
her labors In bohnlf of the work whoso
pioneer she "was.
Since Us establishment the home has. be
friended over 7,000 young women , taking
care of them in a city where unprotected
young women nre in much danger , nnd pro
viding many * of them with employment
through KB registration bureau. It Is open
to all respectable English-speaking girls In
every class of llfo Without distinction of
creed. The work Is branched as follows :
I , A home for dolly and unemployed govern *
esses. 2. for .young women apprenticed In
shops. 3. For-laclles' maids , nurses , etc. ,
seeking situations. 4. Sanatorium. G. A
free registry'/or those who are seeking
situations ,
The home ts/sltuatcd at 77 Avenue Wagram
In Paris , and a letter sent to this address
announcing a young woman's arrival by a
certain train will insure her being mot at
the railroad station nnd taken to the home.
Branches arc : Governesses und Artists'
Institute , 18 .line do Milan. Washington
house , formerly 103 Faubourg St. Honore ;
Young Women's Christian Association and
Home , 2B FnUbourg St. Honore.
Most of the young women aided by the
society are well connected orphans , often
of military anij naval officers , or of pro
fessional English-speaking men. This fact
should encourage any gentlewoman of
slender means going to Paris to purMio any
vocation to copy tlie.so addresses for pos
sible reference and rpfugo In a day of need.
Dr. Stanton Colt said to a New York nu-
dlcnco of 1,500 people that women nro men
tally and morally inferior to men. Hut , he
added , It was duo to her education and not
to any Inherent defect In woman. This as
sertion was made in the course of Dr. Colt's
lecture on "A Larger Liberty for Women , "
delivered before the Society for Ethical
Culture. It was his last lecture prior to
leaving fur London , Where he Is to take
charge ot a society for ethical culture simi
lar In formation und plans to the Now York
society ot the same name. Dr. Colt said
woman could not , be. emancipated until she
secured financial Independence. She must
earn n living. "Insist that women shall be
free so far as regards the purse strings
and she will take up the vocations ot life
and astonish the old fogies , " ho said. In
regard to thq duties uf motherhood , Dr. Colt
said : "Women .are not earnest , honest and
conscientious In the rearing ot children.
I cannot see where lu this respect they are
bettor than men. "
Miss Albert Ulmail , the youngest daughter
ot Albert Ulnian ot Haltlmore , and a very
hand-omc young girl , will leave on March
29 for Paris , whore she is to be married
at an early day to an Egyptian , the bon of
a I'aclm In Cairo. This fact has just be
come known and has created a great sensa
tion among the Hebrews u well ns In fash
ionable circles generally , for Miss Ulmnn Is
ono of llnltlmore's belles. Her father Is
ono ot the wealthiest men there. Ills eldest
daughter Is. the wife ot It. Walter , a Haiti-
moro attorney , and the second daughter Is
married to Dr. Jacob Arnold , formerly of
that city , and now In San Francisco. It was
while traveling In the Orient with Mr. and
Mrs. Arnold that Mian Ulman met her fu
ture husband. Her pirenta have given their
consent to the union.
A pretty fad of recent birth among mem
bers of New "York society Is to personate
mythological nymphs and goddesses In their
photographs , and this Is done with great
success by many fair women whose forms
and fares would not discredit the originals.
Of course , aucti pictures nre not for general
distribution , but form a most Interesting
collection , as the dress , pose , and even ex
pression of the original conceptions are
often copied with wonderful fidelity , The
popularity of the Idea necessitates
Ipyment of a woman to 'nttoncl tech
ch of the business , The effect of
rn h lE _ , nnd drnpery , usually a.
ejipliotoirnphs ; , Is produced
jpbjrerful electric fan near
isib/fRSft , n'8 Interest In everything
about hw , vfifeff la a part 6f her latter-day
religion , Improves her physically Is a fro-
quontly-commcnted-upon fact , The fresh-
complcxloncd , keen-eyed woman of 4f , alert
and Interested , Is a common sight today ,
but only a short time ago that Ago was
looked upon as almost , If not quite , hope
Says George MacDonald In ono of his
novels : "I bcllovo that many women go Into
consumption Just from discontent the right
eous discontent of a soul .which was meant
to sit at the Father's table , nnd cannot
content Itself with the husks that the swine
cat. "
The story of Mrs. Maria Honsloy Is as ro-
mantle ns any of the traditions ot the mlddlo
ages. She wax the wlfo of John Honsley ,
once a financial power In San Francisco. He
failed and ran away after hiding his prop
erty to escape his creditors , but she re
mained. After several transfers she got
hold of the property , nnd. In turn , disposed
of It to n fictitious woman , Mrs. do Tarcnte
Of course when Mrs. Ifansley wanted to do
anything with the property , "Mrs. do
Tnrento" was always quite willing. She
soon bccnmo n widow but was placed in
many trying situations because of the cred
itors. Ono day she WHH dining nt a hotel
when a iiie-sago was brought to her. She
road It and fainted. As she fell she struck
the floor with n clang. She was thin of
body , but the people who lifted her found her
wonderfully heavy , a fact which was ex
plained when It was found that under her
dross she wore n coat of mall , steel linked
nnd bullet proof. It Is believed that she
wore this nrmor till she died from heart
disease. She traced her pedigree back to
noble families that never existed , and based
her prldo on titles that were never be
stowed. She had few friends and many
enemies , and was altogether a most re
markable figure.
Green In the clover , rush , lime and mig
nonette shades Is worn.
Tan , black and silver blue are the favorIte -
Ito shades In cloth for spring capes.
English walking hats. With brims turned
up on both sides , will be u&ed for traveling
White clover blossoms nnd white lilacs
arc the fashionable flowers for wedding
Hlack violets , with green stems and leaves ,
are a caprice of the moment. On gold
hats they are striking.
The Eton Jacket Is still popular , and
many ot the imported frocks employ this
very becoming fashion.
Dressy black parasols have flounces of
creamy point do Genes luce. Medallions of
the lace are let In with excellent effect.
Now parasols nre square , and with their
frills of chiffon and coquettish bows of
ribbon , arc not unlike lamp shades.
A deep shade of ecru guipure looks well
on grean , and a tinge of yellow In the
guipure Is desirable with dull-black ma
Flour do Suede Is a new weave of silk.
It Is known ns skin silk , Its lusterless sur
face resembling not a llttlo the soft sur
face of a suede glove.
Spring hats are broad and trimmings are
much lower limn for several seasons past.
Flowers , flowers and yet again flowers ,
seems to bo the motto of the modistes.
White nun's veiling and Fayetta , dotted
with black , are trimmed with black velv t
ribbon In narrow rows , or with much wider
ribbon overlaid with white point de gene
or guipure insertion.
Hoses in pink or magenta , with Parma
violets of a reddish tint , are also n fre
quent mixture long thorny rose-stems
being generally used , with often n bit of
manufactured dew or mildew on the tender
The dainty shot and striped taffetas of
the season make up very Jiandsomely with
plain surahs. Some of the shot silks are
combined with a surah which shows one
shade of the changeable silk , dotted with
silk of the other tint.
The now spring shades In magenta are ex-
asperatlngly aggressive , and seem to stand
aloof from association with nearly all
other colors , though milliners Insist on In
troducing It to many , with n quarrelsome
encounter ns a result.
rue delicate swcei pea iinis are very laan-
lonablc In taffeta silks shot with gold or sil
ver. Toilets are made wholly of these
silks. Or they are used for half low bodices
and underskirts beneath draperies of lace
not , chiffon or grenadine.
Magenta satin , striped with cream white
corded cllk , figured with tiny magenta rose
buds and foliage , forms a gown made ready
for a guest at an Easter week wedding. The
gown is trimmed with cream Venetian lace
outlined with line gold threads.
Great variety dl.itlngulxhes the sleeves
of new frocks. For tailor made suits the
leg o' mutton Is the sleeve par excellence. Anew
now sleeve , which Is especially effective In
crepe and light fabrics. Is laid In tiny
gathers or plaits on the Insldo of the arm.
The duchess of Fife has a fancy for going
about Incognito.
Corsets have been found on the mummies
of Egyptian princesses of the royal family.
The longest train on record wns that of
Catherine do Medici on the occasion of her
marriage. It wan forty-eight yards and
berne by ten pairs of pages.
People of a superstitious turn of mind
will not be surprised If there should be , In
the course of a year or two , nn Increase In
the mortality of English women. The Lon
don Thlrtcn club will enroll women as mem
The dedication of the late John Addlng-
ton Symomls' "Essays , Speculative and Sug
gestive , " reads , "To Miss Murgot Tennant , In
memory of long , dark winter nights at
Davos made luminous by witty conversa
tion. "
In the Vatican at Home there Is a marble
statue with natural eyelashes , the only one ,
It ts said , with this peculiarity In the world.
It represents Arladno sleeping on the Island
of Nnxos at the moment whim shu was de
serted by Theseus.
Queen Victoria has gone to Florence nnd
the members of her party of whom most
has been said are her collie dog and her
favorite donkey * Carriages for the use of
the royal lady wore taken along , but the
horses were left behind. Not so with the
pet donkey who accompanies her majesty
on all of her tours.
The badge of the Daughters of the Ameri
can revolution Is very appropriate. There
Is a bllver distaff , showing the flax , and
over It n thlrtccn-spoked wheel of gold.
On tlie dark blue enameled cdgo Is the narno
of the society , and around It nre thirteen
stars. Many of the members have a diamond
mend sot In each star.
Some of our pcrstufslva. ultra temperance
reformers must feel Inclined' to labor with
the women of South Germany. These la
dles nro going to lend an illuminated ad
dress to Prince Hlsmarck on his 79th birth
day , April 1. That , ot course , Is all right ,
but they also Intend to accompany It with
a case' ot all the wines from their various
Miss Heatrlco Harrnden , the author of
"Ships That Pass In the Night. " Is n 11. A ,
of tlio London university , and has taken
her degree both In classics nnd mathematics ,
Her much-tnlked-ot book linn been trans
lated Into Dunlsli , and arrangements have
been mndo for a French , German , Ameri
can and Tauchnltz edition. It Is also being
copied Into the Hralllc typo for the use of
the blind ,
The railway commissioners of Victoria
claim that they have effected a saving of
fully10,000 by placing women In charge of
railway stations. Their cervices have * given
general satisfaction , and although ) women
are now In charga of station ) It Is Intended
to Increase the number. When heavy work
has to bo done men are sent from the near
est main station ,
"As We Don't Like If is the way In
which a critic speaks of the revent perform
ance of "As You Like It" given in London
by a cast of women. Ho says that the dra
matic critics of the London papers huve been
discussing the project that they themselves
should glvo "Itonieo and Juliet , " the parts ,
of course , being all taken by men. It was
given up , however , because everyone of them
wanted to be Juliet.
Auditor Moore Bonds rt Warning to Nebraska
Patrons of Lloyds ,
Clnlmn Mndo tlmt Thry Cannot Got Knougli
Iiniirunco on ModiH mid Property
601110 WtlLHUk rollclcn In Out-
ldo'Cbni ' | > niilcn Hems ,
Auditor Modfe" has carried the war Into
Africa on Lloyds nnd Mutuals nnd has
Issued the following circular letter to fire
policy holders ruroughout ( the state :
"This doparUnent Is Informed that numer
ous so-called ' "Lloyds , " Miller's Mutuals ,
Lumbermen's j utuals and other alleged In
surance companies are soliciting and ob
taining bimltiKM In this state without In
any way submitting themselves to the Juris
diction of our. laws , or becoming legally
authorized to transact tiny business of in-
surnnco In .Nebraska. All parties nra
especially cautioned that they accept the
policies of such companies entirely at their
own hazard ami without their ability to en
force nny of their presumed contracts
under thu laws of this state.
This office Is advised that It has been held by
courts of competent Jurisdiction that In
order to recover on a contested policy of the
so-called "Lloyds" for a loss thereunder , U
Is Incumbent upon the assured to maintain
a separate action against each member
thereof , wherever ho may be found , suing but
one member at a time.
"In the exerclRO of the strictest care In
the admission of Insurance companies to the
atato occasional losses have occurred , al
though the companies were honestly endeav
oring to comply with nnd uphold our laws ,
but for these that cannot and do not com
ply with the laws , the most sanguine cannot -
not hope for anything but loss In all their
dealings. They nro Illegally within the
state und they can have no other motives
than those encouraged by their clandestine
foraging to get nil with as little risk to
themselves ns possible. Many excellent
companies are fully authorized to , and capa-
bio of carrying all the Insurance risks of
the state , and should be patronized by all
citizens as against these contraband schemes
that promise all in the name of Insurance ,
but furnish no Indemnity. The laws of this
state provide severe penalties for the viola
tion of any of our Insurance laws , and this
offlco will cheerfully do all within Us
power to bring any offender of the fire , life ,
accident , pluto glass , casualty , or surety
underwriting laws of this state to Justice on
information. Hon. George II. Hastings , at
torney general , Is over ready to render all
possible aid In this connection nnd assures
this ofllcc that It Is the duty of any county
attorney of the state to prosecute any viola
tion of the Insurance laws whenever de
tected within his count } ' .
"Tho attorney general has recently fur
nished this department with a very well
considered opinion as to the status of the
so-called "Lloyds , " which leaves no doubt
ns to their illegal existence In Nebraska.
Any person soliciting business for nny un
authorized Insurance company , or any one
adjusting any losses for the company , or In
any other way appearing for It or repre-
sentlng It , Is llablo to n fine of $1,000 and
imprisonment in the county jail for a
period of six months. This office will be
glad to supply all desired Information to
the extent of its ability to those who may
Inquire concerning Insurance affairs , with
out delay , nnd very urgently Insists that
the many reliable Insurance companies that
have fully complied with our laws and that
annually contribute large amounts to the
state for the privilege of transacting busi
ness In Nebraska , must be protected and
encouraged as against the bushwhacking
concerns that neither contribute honesty of
purpose or Indemnity to their patrons.
Whenever a company solicits your business
by mall exclusively , through broker or other
wise , don't .allow yourself to bo Its vic
tim , and ignbr.o .the solicitor \yho may come
to you who has no certificate of authority
from the insurance d6p'nrtment. ' "
The clrculart'ltas been the subject of con
siderable comment among Omaha business
men. Ono prpinjuent merchant ts authority
for the statement tlmt It Is impossible to
secure a sulHclefit amount of insurance for
any ono of tli < ? various companies doing bus
iness In the city , nnd as a result thereof
merchants wlio carry large Insurance and
- cannot nave 'iiieir uemanus iuuy Bruimeu
In this respect1 by home companies are go-
5 Ing to risk policies In outside companies
3 and mutuals , notwithstanding the circular
, of Auditor Mooro.
Emll Hrandeli of the Boston store denies
that ho carried $40,000 worth of Insurance
In a Lloyds company , and did not have a
dollar's worth In the Guarantee and Casu
alty company ; but admitted that the firm
carried a Lloyds policy to the extent of
J5.000 , which , ho says , was promptly paid.
ProEre-s of tiio VoiinsTSl I r noli of Under
writing and Prcm-nt Condition ,
II. A. Wagner , state agent of the United
States Mutual Accident association , was In
terviewed yesterday on the subject of acci
dent Insurance , and said :
"Accident Insurance Is the youngest of the
recognized distinctive branches of the In
surance system. The first accident com
pany was established In London In 1845
to Insure against railway accidents only.
Several others were organized before 18GO ,
some of which ceased to exist. In London ,
also , was formed the first general accident
company In 1849. It was originally In
tended to cover fntnl Injuries only , but be
fore beginning operation Us scope was en
larged and made to Include Indemnity for
disabling Injuries us well.
"Accident Insurance was Introduced Into
the United States by the formation of n
company In 1883. It la said that the first
$5,000 , contract was made In consideration
of a premium of - cents. Insurance to ro-
iiinln In force until the Insured should reach
his homo In another part of the town. No
certificate , however , was Issued In this case.
The first policy was \vrltten in April of
1801. Other companies followed In rapid
succession , but scon retired , giving the
original Institution a monopoly of the busi
ness up to 1877 , In this year the first real
competitor , an Innovation In the form of a
mutual association , entered the field and bus
been a recognized factor In reducing thu
cost and Improving the quality of accident
Insurance. The growth slnco has been
rapid and comparatively steady , the amount
now actually In force reaching to billions
ot dollars.
"TJio tendency among the moro progress
ive accident Institutions Is toward a moro
liberal form of contract the giving of
larger benefits and greater necurlty. Poli
cies are being made with fewer restrictions
while settlements are more just anil equit
able. The Illiberal' contract of a few years
ago was the natural product of the times ,
and ts all that could reasonably have been
expected , with no statistics at hand to de
termine the risk assumed. It Is Impos
sible , with limited fcpacito refer to the
great variety of policies now In the field.
All of the later forms provide specific
amounts for death , loss ot sight nnd limb
by accident , nnd for -weekly indemnity In
case of disabling Injuries. A number of
companies Issue policies to women upon
the name terms as to men , nnd ono of the
most prominent Innures against fatal In
juries resulting from sunstroke , lifting ,
freezing , gas , 'poison , somnambulism ami
choking In swallowing.
"During the 'last year Columbian travel
gave an Impetus to the accident business.
Helng but tcrnfiorarnry n high rate ot lap < cn
necessarily followed. Notwithstanding thin
fact , occurrlng ds It did In a period of great
financial depression , n very creditable gain
was made. ' 'A&Idcnt Insurance has , with
other enterpr'iici , developed with varying
fortune from re email beginning to Ita pres
ent surprising' magnitude. Unscrupulous !
and designing ; rJicn , Interested only In par-
Gonnl gain , im'rb hindered Ha success und
brought It af tlinc.s Int'i partial disrepute.
Hut It has pdifecd that hinge of Its existence -
enco where anv erring H'prcsentntlvo can
stamp his Imprint upon the character of
the buslnesi,1 ' Ita reputation la assured
Along with eytfry good cornea Ita proK | > rtlon
of evil. The ndvrnt of Hteam aa u motive
power , the Irtrcntlon of labor having ma
chinery and the manifold applications of
electricity to the uses of man have brought
with them Increased liability to , 1 may bay
ocrtalnty of , accident , hence nn Increasing
ilccOMllj * for this form of protection.
"Accident Insurance cotitrlbutn- the
weal ot man to nn extent and satlsfactlni
not reached by nny other agency. Th
burden of disaster falls upon the Indlvldua
with the drstrttctlvo effect , while , berne
the many , It nccma but a trine. It Is a sat
Isfactlon to ono to know that those dc
pendent upon him will bo cared for In case
bodily Injury choiild rob them of his sup
port. It Is n satisfaction also to know tha
this care U not n charity contribution ,
know that It has contributed and may con
tlniio to contribute to each ono who ma
come to need In this particular way , as nine
as each has spared to him. Charity Is ncc
csaarlly Inadequate , nnd whllo It ennobles
the giver It humiliates nnd pauperizes the
recipient. The very principle of charity
opposed to thrift , energy , wholesome Inde
pcndcnco nnd celt help. The accident In
surancc business Is still In Its Infancy. Its
possibilities nro great. Hut It Is nlrcud )
recognized ns ono of the Important prodttc
tlvo ngoncles ot thu ngo. "
IiiMirailrn Itrinu.
W. Frank of Grand Island was In town
W. C. Cree > n popular fire underwriter o
the west , spent several days In the city las
Archlo Love has returned from Chicago
whore he looked after his Insurance Inter
The fire underwriters lament the fact thrt !
burstcd hose Is a characteristic at Omaha
fires ot late ,
H. Crnlg of the State Mutual Life Insur
ance company has returned from a tour
through the state.
Al Shatz of New Orleans , representing a
credit Insurance company of the Crescent
City , was In Omaha last week.
Walter Green of the Massachusetts Mu
tual predicts a general revival In llfo Insur
ance circles within thirty days.
A big Increase In fraternal society Insur
ance In this ? tate during the past three
months has caused some of the life under
writers to wear an annoyed expression.
The local Life Underwriters association
will discuss the probability of sending dele
gates to the national convention at Chicago ,
with the determination of booming Omaha
as the meeting place In 1895.
Mr. Moody converted 1,000 people In Wash
ington nt n cost of $200.
The Established Church of Scotland has
1,318 parishes with 601,984 communicants ,
and 2,130 Suuday schools with 20,663
General Hooth of the Salvation army will
visit Canada this fall , when ho will conduct
a jubilee Salvation campaign throughout the
Dominion nnd the United Slates.
Luther's famous old church at Wlttenburg ,
Germany , which the emperor had restored
and reconstructed lu 1892 , was recently
wrecked again by a hurricane which swept
over Europe.
It Is possible that an assistant to Ulshop
F. D. Iluntlnglon ( Episcopal ) of the diocese
of central New York will bo elected at the
meeetlng of the diocesan convention In June.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of Ulshop
Huntlngton'K consecration will be celebrated
at the same tlmo.
The election of Hev. Dr. Thomas Spurgcon
as pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle ,
London ' , to succeed his father will disap
point many American friends of Hev. Dr.
A. T. Pler.son. It bus been frequently
stated , nndnever publicly denied by Dr.
Plerson , who Is a Presbyterian , that he was
baptized by Immersion in order to qualify
himself for election.
Cardinal Gibbons was the recipient on last
week of a Jewel box made from wood that
formed part of the roots of the old mulberry
tree at St. Mary's , under which the first
mass In Maryland Is said to have been cele
brated on March 23 , 1C34. The tree wns
between 300 nnd 400 years old when it blew
down some years ago.
A tablet in memory of the late Samuel
Longfellow Is about to be placed in the Second
end Unitarian church In Urooklyn. Mr.
Longfellow wns the first minister of the
church and served It for seven years , from
183 ? to ,180.0. , The Inscription on the tablet
has been prepared by Rev. John W. Chad-
wick , who will this year complete the
thirtieth year of his ministry In this church.
The tablet was first seen on Easter Sunday.
The board of foreign missions of the Pres
byterian church has prepared a testimonial
menial letter to the king of Slam , congratu
lating him on the completion of bis reign
of twenty-five years and thanking him for
thB kindness shown to missionaries In his
country. The testimonial will bo for
warded to Mr. Harrett , the newly appointed
United States minister to Slam. Ho will
personally present the document to the king.
When Mrs. Amelia Frost was ordained to
the Congregational ministry at Littleton ,
Mass. , last month ono of the examining com
mittee asked Mrs , Frost : "Does the blblo
point to women's preaching ? " "Appar
ently so In my case , " was the reply. "But , "
said the questioner , "I had hoped you would
answer by some quotation from the bible. "
Instantly Mrs. Frost replied : "Your sons
and daughters shall prophesy. "There
was a tromondoiis applause , and any spirit
of opposition to the ordination ended.
Mgr. Satolll will soon be called on to de
cide a quotation In which the issue of Caliens-
lylsm is distinctly raised. There Is a va
cancy In the Itoman Catholic bishopric
St. Cloud , Minn. Archbishop Katzor of
Milwaukee lecommends llov. P. M. Abbolun ,
a Swiss clergyman , who Is generally reputed
to bo Herr Caht-nsly's principal agent In
this country , for the place. Archbishop
Ireland , who Is opposed to Cahenslylsm In
all Ita forms , bus recommended Father Tro-
bee of St. Paul for ( ho vacant see , Mgr.
Satolll will decide between the two , nnd the
decision will bo looked for with Interest.
Cure Indigestion nnd biliousness with
DeWltt's ' Llttlo Enrly Risers.
It happened In Sunday school. The sub
ject under dlscusulon was Solomon and his
wisdom. A Ilttlu Klrl was asked to tell the
story of Solomon nnd the women who dis
puted the poHcesslon of u child. She timidly
rose up and aiiHwercd : "Solomon was a very
wise man. One day two women went to
him quarreling about a baby. Ono woman
said , 'This Is my child. ' and the other
wninnn said. 'No , thlb IK my child. ' Hut
Solomon upulio MP and said : 'No , no , ladles ;
do not quarrel , ( live me my sword nnd 1
will muke twins of him , so each of you can
Itave one. ' "
He was a tenor In the choir , had his hair
curled anil parted In the middle , nnd was
icrslRtently fondling a downy mustneho all
luring the opening of the service , when
suddenly It dawned upon him that ho might
bo sociable , atid whispering to a lady next
to him ho said : "Heully , I do believe my
voice ImprovcH with my looks. " She was
about to reply when the pastor announced
the text : "And the IIHS opened his mouth
and spake. " Then she bmlled and was con-
"Do you think , Mr. AVIIgus , " said the
young woman whoho father had made n good
strike , "that wo will bo compelled to meet
our old friends In heaven ? "
"Compcllfd ? " hald the mystified pastor.
"Yes. It would bo all right to meet these
of OIIC'B own H"t , but how about thobe
of the si-t y'ou moved in In humbler days ? "
"It's all very well for the minister In
preach from the text : 'llemember Lot's
wlfo. ' " Hatd nn overworked , discouraged
matron , "but I wish he v\oul < l now give ua
in encouraging sarmoii upon the wife's
lot. "
Fnruwell to Freckles ! Wrinkles GomMJy !
Gray Htilr is Kndcd Without Any Dye !
Like n visiting angel Mmo. Yale's nppoartxnco nnd lectures have taught wo
men for the first time in the history of the world how beauty can bo cultivated ns
a part of education and a natural inheritance that belongs to all women , whothot'
she is born beautiful or not. What nature lacks can bo supplied through the
science of cultivation which Mmo. Yale's
Will accomplish in every case , llioro can bo no doubt loft in the minds of these
who wore fortunate enough to see Mmo. Yule in nil her glorious beauty nnd \
youthful lovlhicss at 41 years of ngo. ho has the appearance of a beautiful , '
young maiden of 18. Ihis marvelous beauty is carried out in her every move
ment from the crown of her glorious golden head to the sole of her ehapoloy foot.
Old Father Time has not dnrod lay one withering flngor mark to mar her beauty
or decay her youth. She keeps no secret from the public. In the price list below
will bo found THE SECRET OF HER B AUiY ,
Pimples , Bhu-k Heads and Skin DlsianpM
cured with Almu. Yale'H Speclul Lotion Excelsior Alnund lllossoin Complexion Cream
No. 1 nnd Speclnl Ointment No. 2 , guar
anteed , price $1 each. ttcflncH coarse poroM , keeps the skin
smooth anil lovely. Pi Ice , Jl.OO.
Excelsior Skin Foid.
Excslsior Hand Y/hitener /
Guaranteed to remove wrinkles nnd every ,
truce of ngc. Pi Ice , Jl.fiO and $3.00.
Makes the hands soft , 111/ white auj
Excelsior Complexion Bleach. bcnutlful. Pi ice , 1.00.
Guaranteed to remove sallowness , moth
patches nnd nil skin blemishes. Clvcs a Mole and Wart Exlractor.
natuat complexion of marvelous beauty.
Price , $2.00 per bottle ; J3.00 for 3 bottles. Ilcmovcs and destrovn forever moles nntl
anilvtirts. . Price , $ . ' 1.00.
Excslslor Hair Tonic.
Turns gray Imlr back to Its own natural Eye-Lash and Eye-Brow Grower.
color without dyi- . The first nnd only
remedy in the history of cbunilstry known Makes the lashcR Rrow thick nnd lon ,
to do tills. Stops Imlr fallng in from L'l the eyebrows luxuriant nnd almpuly ,
hours to one week ; cteatpM a luxuriant HtreiiKthcns und beautifies the eyca ; suar-
growth. 1'ricf , Jl.Otf per bottle ; 0 for $3.00. unteed pure. Price , Jl.OO.
Excelsior Bust Food.
Elixer of Beauty.
Guaranteed to develop a beautiful bust
and neck , Rives flrmne.ss to the ilesh and Cultivates natural rosy cheeks , a wonder
creates a natural condition of plumpnehs. ful skin tonic. Price , $1.00 per bottle.
Price , $1.50 and $3.00.
Great Scott ! Mine. M. Yale's ' Excelsior Fertilizer.
Mme. Ynlc's Wonderful remedy for re Cures constipation. Price , J1.50.
moving and destroying the growth of
superfluous ! Imlr takes * but five minutes to
use ; cloeK not hurt. Irritate or oven make Excelsior Blood Tonic.
the skin red ; removes every trace In one
application , i'llce , $5.00. Purifies the blood , acts on the liver , klo >
neya , and builds up the nyatcrn. Price *
La Freckla and Freckles.
. $1.00 per bottle ; 6 for J3.00. " " "
Mine. SI. Yale's wonderful La Frcckla Is
known to be the only mire cure , for frec Frultcura.
kles. In from 3 days to one week after
Its first application every freckle will dis Mme. M , Yale's wonderful cure for all
appear and the complexion become as kinds of female weakness. Price , Jl.W
clear ns crystal. 1'rlce , $1.00 per bottle. per bottle ; 6 for J5.00.
SOI Kar > a.oi Block ,
Cor. .Douglas and 15th Sts. , Omaha , "Nob ,
All first class druggists sell Mmo. Yale's Bomedios. Mail orders and correspon
dence may bo sent to Mmo. Yale's headquarters ,
"There is , in fact , no publication which enters into sttious
rivalry with it. " New York Tiibunc.
G. A. R.
Every Grand Army man remembers very
well exactly what position lie took in the bat
tles of the.civil war ; possibly even the posi-
"tion of his company , at most his regiment.
G. A. R.
Reminiscences of the war form the chief en
joyment of a post meeting. Any relic , pic
ture , or account is welcome. Though over
and over told , all anecdotes are ever new.
The book for every G. A. R. Post's library , for
every G. A. R. man's library , is the "Century
War Book. " It is made up of the famous
war articles that appeared in the Century
Magazine a few years ago.
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