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8 TITE OMAHA DAILY 1JETT : sT , MAY 24 , 1807.
PT i Tn TH i nuniin TA iturT STATL TEACHERS TO MEET Nebraska Aesoeiation Will Meet at Lincoln Three Dajs Next December , MANY SPECIAL FEATURES ARE PLANNED I'rrllinlnnrjWnrk o Inlorrat Trnrh- rni In tinJtlfClltiK " " Hern Coiu- iiirncril , unit ) a Supermini N INn lfiiatfil. The thlrty-ftpconil annual tcwlon of the Nebraska State Teachers' association has tceu called to meet In Lincoln December 28 to 30 , Inclusive , ana the preliminary work for the purpo-w of working up an Interest lice boon untlcrlnken. Many special features Rill be injected Into this meeting In the hope of malting It the moat successful ewe held. Thu ncltlre and musical carnival of the flint evening ol the meeting give prom ise * of affording an occasion of raic cnjojment a"d iiiuflt to the teachers who attend. I'romlucnt educators from all over the United States are likely to ho In attendance nml take pail In the deliberations of the con vention Among the leading men who will lc present might bo mentioned William T. Harris. United State * coinni'wloncr of education , who has a world-wide reputation. lf David Starr Jordan , president of the Inland Stanford , Jr , university , will be pres- cut and will take an active vart In the pro ceedings. The educational council will meet Mon day evening and Tuesday morning to hear reports frem special committees on country whooln , normal schools , colleges and legisla tion Tuisday afternoon the flvo branches of the Stnte Auxiliary a eocla'lons will each liave n meeting to dl cuia programs prepared by thomiclvcH. The county superintendent a aimind Table will ult'o have a program for that afteiiuon. The ) general session of the association will be held Wednesday forenoon , and In the afternoon the flvo sections of the onsoclatlon will onrh hold tlielr annual meeting. Thcao noetic ni will hold another eestlou on Thurs day afternoon. The evenings during the meeting will bo devoted to lectures by the distinguished educators caters already mentioned and nnwkal pro- grama , TO coon I'hlliiilfliilila Mriiiiirlnl In tlio rounder of ( ilruril Unllt'Kf. * . Last Thursday a statue of Stephen Qlrard , founder of the college which bears his name , vai i nvellud , with appropriate ceremonies , In Philadelphia. Iho statue t-tands In front of the city hall. It Is made of enduring inotal. The pedestal Is of Milford granite , chosen with especial care , and thoroughly bounded. The center plcco of the pedestal and upon which the Inscription , "Stephen Girard , Mariner and Merchant , " Is written , wcluhH seven tons. The Htatup Is Philadelphia's tribute to a famous philanthropist. Girard was born In France , but emigrated to America early , en tering the shipping trade at that period Just nftur the close of the war of the revolution , when great profit was to be derived In cai- rylns American merchandise. lie settled In Philadelphia In 1777 , and soon became not only the wealthiest man in that city , but In the nation , and his fame as a. merchant of pluck and enterprise spread abroad. His Kieat wealth enabled him during the second war with England to go to the aid of the government and render service equal to that rondei ed by Hobert Morris , the great finan cier of the revolution. His private acti shed equal lustre upon his name Ills charity wag of that unostentatious , kind which does not allow the right hand to know the becrets of the left. The UulludelplUa North Ameri can relates that In 17U3 , when the yellow fervor epidemic appeared In I'hlladclphla , am ] hundreds of Its people fled panic-stricken from the scene , husbands deserting their v\lves , children their parents and parents their children ; when fever-stricken Kiiftererb rent the nlr with their agony , appealing ashen-faced and glms'tly at windows along the main streets of the city cr > lng for aid l\hon the dead each day were numbered al most by the hundreds , and the dead wager was the only conveyance which passed through the deserted uliccts ; at this time when all who had Iho means forgot honor courage and pride , and abandoning al thought bavo that of self-preservation , fler from the city , leaving the poor to suffer and dlo and fill uu the gaping trenches Into which the victims of the plague were hastllj thrown and covered up , Stephen Girard richest of them all , calmly cast aside fet the time the cares of Ills business , and nol only placed Ills fortune at the disposal of the needy , but donned himself the garb of a nurse , and going into the blackest am ! the foulest hospitals set aside for the care of patients , drudged and 1-lnvcil for their com fort , administered to their wants , soothed and comforted them , and In their dying hours whispered words to cheer and uplift them \intll the end was reached Glrard's heroic conduct during thcso dark dajs sheds more light upon his character than any act In his career , and It was all done with that sense of simple duty which charactered every thing he undertook. Again , in 1797 , 1798 and 1799he per formed similar scrvlco during those sue ccsslvo visitations of the plague , and nove with , any other thought than that he was responding to the call of duty. At the death of Gerard his estate was estl mated to bo worth $7.500,000. Of this nmoun ho bequeathed to his relatives and friends $110,000 lu cash , with annuities amounting to $85,000 more Hla public bequests affectPi the rest of his estate He gave to the clt > of Philadelphia for the Improvement of th eastern flout of the city on the Delaware $500,000. Ho bequeathed to the common wealth of Pennsylvania , for internal I in proveinents , $300 000. To the cities of Phil adelphU and New Oi leans he drvlscd 250,00 acroi of hind In Louisiana. Thlb splcndk gift was lost subsequently by au uilvmst decision in n lawsuit. To different Institii lions of charity In Philadelphia ho be qucatlfil Jllfi.OOO. To the city of Phlladel plila lie devised In trust $2,000,000 for the purpotio of erecting an maintaining a col lego for the education of poor white malt orphans , and lastly the residue of his wcaltl was elcvlseil to the oily of Philadelphia fo tlio tupport of tlie college , the Improvomen of the s > ollcc system and the reduction o taxation. Kvontunlly the os-tate did not turn out to tie as lai'ge as was expected not because the estimate of the value wa too large , but by reason of various lotsi in diminution of the capital. The heirs , mainly Glrard's nephews am nieces and their descendants , attacked the dovlsot'u and beciui > ts to the city by ever availably legal method Thu lands in Louis lutia were lost by out * decision. Olrard liai bought considerable coal lands In the Scjuiyl kill region and property elsewhere , cfter hi will was iilgned and before ) his death. Undo the law of I'ciin&jlvtiiila ut that tlmo It war Ju'ld that this iiBwIy acquired property die not pass under the will , end the whole of It of very considerable value , wan dlvldei nmong tlu < heirs , Finally a null was hrough to break entirely the lru t to thq use of the college , and It was taken finally to the supreme promo court of the United States , The in validity of the dei Uo was urged upon vail cms grounds , technical and otherwise , anunu whkli the strongest was the allegation tha thn college was "an Infidel Institution , " be causa In his will Girard bad declared "n rcclehlastlo , missionary or minister of an ; ect whatsoever shall ever hold or oxercla any ttatlon or duty whatever In the aali college , nor tdiall any Mich person ever b Admitted for any purpcvau .or as a vlslto within the premises appropriated to th BLOOD , purpose of the said college. In making this e < trlcUon I do not mean to cast any reflec- Ion upon any nect or person whatsoever , but s there Is a multitude of sects find such ellverslty of opinion among them , I des-lre o keep the tender minds of the orphans who arc to derive advantage from this be- 'lest free ? from the excitement which clash- nf ? doctrines and sectarian controversy are o apt to produce. My devirc In that all the nctrtictors and teachers In the college shall ako pains to Instill Into the minds of the cholars the purest principles of morality , so hat on their entrance Into active life they nay , from Inclination and habit , evince icncvolcnco toward their fellow creatures nd a love of truth , sobriety and Industry , doptlng at the same time such rctlglouet cncts AS their matured reason may enable hem to prefer. " The supreme court dc- Idod against theobjection. . Since then there has been little trouble , although at times ssajs toward bringing new eulta have been uado occasionally or proceedings threatened. The amount bequeathed to the city of 'hlladclphla for the purpose of founding and conducting Girard college has grown Into at eaot $25,000,000. For many years the an nul Income ) from the Girard estate has ex ceeded $1,000,000 , and only about half of hat sum Is required for the maintenance of Girard college. This vast estate grows larger with the years , so that the Institution which > pars the founder's name Is not only the ; reatest of Its kind In the whole world , but ) y far the richest college In America. An nimy of 1,000 students dwells within those ilslorlc walls on the heights of GIrani nve- uie. They are welt educated and finely rained In all that makes for good and use- ill men. "Xo dream of the Immortal G1- ard , " sayo the Philadelphia Press , "could lave pictured a more splendid seat of learn- tiK than that vast group of magnificent mlldlngfi , In the midst of which hid ashes est. " ( iiiADint SCHOOLS. MiJccltoiiH to ( InNjntciu N MMflliod I'ropoNfd. Mr. William J. Shearer , superintendent of he- public schools of ElUabeth , N. J. , offers omo objections to graded schools In a paper n the Atlantic Monthly. "Tho promotion xamlnatlon , " he says , "Is a test of memory athcr than of power. It may show some hings that the pupil docs not know , but It annot show what the pupil docs know ; It lestrojs and prevents broad and Intelligent caching , makes of thu teacher a grind , and urns out pupils by machinery. It forces in pita to go over far moro work than they an grasp or understand , and It causes many o leave school. It brings senseless worry 0 the nervous , who often fall to pass , while ho less worthy succeed. It Is , moreover , a great temptation to deceit. It demands onc-thlrel more time than is necessary to mpart the same knowledge and to give letter training. It puts a premium not upon ho work done day by day during the year , nit upon the amount of "stutllng" that can bo done at the end of the term. These are 1 few of the many reasons why It lias been condemned as a moral In- lustlce to pupils a n.l teachers , and as one of he greatest of educational blunders. " * 'Another serious weakneta in the pitsent sjstem. Is that even the brightest cannot gain time , and If any except the brightest arc absent hut a short period , they are un able to pass to advanced work , and therefore "reel a whole year when they may bo only a nonth or two behind Less than 1 per cent of the pupils of the public schools can suc cessfully skip the work of a whole year About 33 per ent fall to he promoted. Fame claim that those who fall do better work the following year , but statistics that I have collected show that the large majority of the pupils do not return , and few of those who do icU.rn do good work. In a vague way everybody knows that there is an amaz ing lew ? of pupils' tlmo , yet none but those who have studied the matter carefully can know how great the loss la. Statistics , gath ered with much labor and care , bhovv that 80 per cent lose fiom one to four yearn For every 100 pupils In the schools that I myself cjcamlned , tl.tre had been from 125 to 370 jeais lost during their course of study. Such Ices IN Inevitable whenever the teacher Is forced to forget that the class Is composed of fifty individuals , and to think only of the fact that all must reach a certain place by a given time. It is not too much to nay that on all sides .Interested parents and thought ful educators are dissatisfied with the usual system , which cuts short the school period of the majority , and muiaccc the Intellectual life of every boy one ! girl In the graded schools. " * * * The piomotlon examination having been aban doned , the teachers' estimate of the pupil's ability to do advanced work deter mines hi promotion. As the teacher's esti mate la shown in the icport , the pupil anil his parents with him know monthly what progrcw he In making to.vard advanced work In the primary grades the teacher's judgment determines the record , and In the hlghei grades the teacher's Judgment Is corrected by written recitations and tests. Thlb method puts a premium on the daily work , and glvoD a modei ate but continuous stlmiilas rather than an excessive and epasmodlc one Tents given by the principal and superintend ent show the proper completion of work and are useful to direct and broaden , the- Insrtiuctlon. hut have nothing to do with piomollon. Pupils promoted prematurely are returned w hence they came , and teacherc become irore careful thereafter. It may be said that the teaching test ic but another name for the promotion exami nation. but a moment's thought will show that there Is a gieat difference between the two. One la a careful diagnosis at fre quent Intervals for the purpose of discov ering the disease In Its Inclplency , In ordei to apply the proper icmedlea and to save the patient. The other Is u blundering post mortem to learn the cauuo of death , Common sense and experlene-e unite In de- elating that eveiy efficient teacher knows which pupils aie leady for advanced woili better thar a superintendent can know. All who have had experience with this plan of promotion agree that never before weit promotions made bo satisfactorily , anil never before did the teachers study indi viduals so closely , I'lfdlrt-H fur I.nfliroji School , The Lothrop school , of which Mrs. I.cm- mon Is the principal , has Just liung in Itc eighth grade room a scries of eight photo- grnpho of French masterpieces. Six of their bear the ntump of Adolph Ilraun & Co. Paris , and all of them are suitably trainee ! and of good size. The subjects are as fol- lows. 'Morning , " Coiot , "llrokcn Pitcher , ' Grcu7i"End : of Uay , " Breton ; "Sheep" Rosa Ilonheiir , "Return from Labor" Dunio "Tho Gleaners , " Millet ; "Madame lo limn " Lu Ilrun ; "Innocence , " Ilougereau , The > pie. tiuetf were purchased with the proceeds ol a inimical entertainment given by the eight ! grade , insisted by Mlsa Arnold and othci friends , and It Is pi opened to fit up a roon each year In a similar manner , having c collection of Italian pictures in one , Spanish In another , etc. _ nu.vnnn IM.AOI : I'HOIIUCKN A viin.uc Cltlxi-ii of ilu > hiilmrli HIIK a HnlrluHi fair. When It comes down to furnishing freaks the llttlo town of Dundee , Omaha's westerr suburb , doec not propcae to be < outclassed William II. Klrkeiidall lives out there ane among his possciElona he has a calf twc months old. Many of the Dundee resident * are posicpsors of calves , hut this ono ounce by Mr. Klrkeiidall Is of the halrlcoa variety When born It was as devoid of hair as ai oak plank and Is lu the same condition to day. _ Sam'l llurno la closing out Jewell's ro frlgerators at cost J1.05 to $10.00. Notice to tlii > I'lilille. On and after May 1 the city ticket am freight oilier , of the Rock Island Route wll be lorated at 1323 Farnam street , soutbeaa ecriit-r of Fourteenth street. Chair ITm-il In mi A'CKIIIIIIMII. Music lll.inton and her husband , Eugem Ulumon , got Into u little domestic troubli nt their home on Twelfth ntid Dodge street : yesterday afternoon , and Kugcnu cllnchei the nigiiment by hitting hU better half ovr the head with u Lliulr. Mliflo was arreMtt for ill.-mirlilnt- pence and the police nr .itlll looking for l uicne , II < > ) H Arre U-il finSlralliiK. . John Mflmn. Martin Martinson and Join Uuhenberiy , three boy's , went Into KuhnV drug store S.iturday night and stole half i elozcn pen knives from un open show cate \\hen lUMtvhcd nt the utattgn the propcrt : iin found upon IHideiilyi ry , nlpo a lurs MX shooter , which the boy had obtulnvi from oiner place. They were cimrsecj vtltf larceny. , I..I..L YIIAT UNCLE SAM EXHIBITS overnment Display at Nashville Centennial Attracts Unusual Attention , UCLEUS FOR THE EXHIBIT AT OMAHA \ltirotrlntlon | fur the Tntiimiil i l- Hliuil I'xi < i ltini l.urucr TIiiui ( lint for .NiiHlivllle , nml UIM eminent CorrcHiioiidliiRly Hotter. The cihlblt made by the federal govern ment at the Nashville Centennial exposition s attracting great attention and persons who ave seen all the exhibits made by the gov- rnment nt expositions during recent years ro of opinion that the Nashville exhibit s the most complete which lies been made , 'cople In the tranamlralsslppl region are specially Interested In this exhibit for the oason that It will form the nucleus of the ollectlon which will be shown at the Trans , llssl'slppl Kxpoaltlon. For the Nashville exposition the govern ment of the United States made an appro- rlatlon of $130,000 , which amount covered ho expense of erecting the building and In- tailing the exhibit. Tor the Transmlesls- Ippl Exposition the government has appro- rlated $200.000. The Nashville exhibit Is divided Into wclvi ) sections , as follows : The executive mansion , the Department of State. Trees- ry department , War department. Navy dc- artment , Postolllcc department , Department f the Interior , Department of Justice , DC- artment of Agriculture , Smithsonian In- tttutlon. National museum and Fish com- ilrslon. POIlTItAlTS OF PIinSIDHNTS. The exhibit made by the executive man- Ion Is small and for convenience Is made art of the exhibit of the Department of State. It contains a portrait of the prcsl- i-iit and vice president , steel engravings of all the presidents of the United States con- enlently arranged , and a photograph of the xeciittvc mansion. The official working of he president's ofllco Is summarily shown by a blank form of nomination to the senate , ommlestons ) Issued for different o..ccs , amples of stationery , the official seal , a war- ant directing the secretary of state to place he seal of the United States upon an ex- cutlvo Instrument , and forms of lottcre iscd. The Department of State has on exhibition nno volume of the "Washington Papers" containing manuscript letters of George Washington , Including that of December 29 , 1783 , resigning his commlfslon as general or the army. This collection comprlsco 313 volumes. There Is one volume each of the following colectlons- The Madison papers. In sevcnty-flve volumes ; the Jefferson papers , n 131 volumes ; the Hamilton papers , lu sixty-five volumes : the Monroe papers. In twenty-two volumes , and the Franklin pa- icrf > , In thirty-four volumes. The depart- ncnt lisa In Its custody the original Declara tion of Independence , but this pi colons docu ment Is so faded that It became necessary to protect It from the light. A fac-slmllo Is exhibited with thirty-eight portraits of the signers. An artotype reproduction of the original constitution of the United States , with thirty-six portraits of the signers , makes an Interesting exhibit. HANDWRITING OF ROYALTY. There la a fine collection of autograph let ters from foreign officials and celebrities to Lho president of the United States , among them being Robespierre , Barere , Carnet , Louis , king of France Napoleon I , Jerome Honaparto. Queen Victoria , Alexander I of Uufsia ; William I , emperor of Germany ; President Diaz of Mexico ; Ranavalmonlcao , queen of Madagascar ; Chulalongkorn , king of Slam. The autographs of tlio presidents are shown In original proclamations on vari ous subjects. Ihe only blgnaturc lacking be ing that of President William Henry Harri son , who died before signing a proclama tion. tion.The The workings of the various bureaus ol the department are carefully outlined , par ticularly In the passport division , which Is of grrat Interest to those contemplating a trip abroad. It shows the fornu , of parsports ured by the department , the forms of appli cation for a passport , those to be used by a uathe citizen , by a natruallzed citizen , and by persons claiming citizenship through the naturillzatlon of their husband or parent ; Instructions governing the issuance of pass ports and a pamphlet ( for free distribution ) showing the passport regulations of foreign con n tiles. HOW TO MAKE MONI3Y. The administrative functions of the Treasury - ury department may bo divided Into three branches the accounting , the financial and commercial. The first of these , being purely clerical , cannot be Illustrated by an ex hibit. The financial branch of the department Is Illustrated by a complete set of all the cur rency Issued by the government , from a 10- cent shin-plaster to a ten-thouE > and-dollai gold note. The process of coining the monev of the government Is Miown by operating n coin prrea , which has been In constant unc In the Philadelphia mint for fifty-two yearn It has a capacity of $90,000 per hour , and in coining a t > llver dollar strikes a blow equal to the weight of 100 tons. The Bureau of nngravlng and Printing wil exhibit a plate printing press In operation illustrating the manner In which United Statta notes arc printed. The Light House establishment cxhlbll consists In pait of one large second-ordei blvalvo lens , weighing over eight tons , one third-order lens , ( lashing ml and white lights alternately , and ono fouith-order lens NATIONAL QUARANTINE SCRVICR. The Marino Hospital serviced exhibit will bo Illustrative of the functions of the gov ernment In preventing the Introduction and spread of epidemic diseases by the establish ment of quarantine htatlons , where all ves sels and patsengors are examined by trainee Biirgcocu , and by the erection of governmenl hospitals for the caie and treatment of Amcr. lean and foreign seamen. The War' department exhibit represents four branches of the army , viz. : TJie quar termaster's , engineer's , ordnance and signal corps departments , The quartermaster's department exhibits lay figures , mounted and dismounted , chow. Ing the uniforms of olllrcrs and men fion 1770 to the present date , and that of a Puri tan soldier of 1G0 ; llken colors or ro l meats , battalions , armies , corps , dlvlsWni and brigades , and a silken guidon of the Seventh cavalry of Ctister fame. Tlo | engineer's department exhibits model : of the Harlem river improvement , St. Mary'i falls canal lock , pontoon bridge apparatus mortar battery Hell Gate , block hotno anil lift gun battery. > 4 The ordnance department dlsplajs a ( Iglil battnry field gun , with carriage and llnibei complete ; Oatllng gun , with carriage am limber complete ; field mortar and carriage gun rack , with large collection of ancient anc modern guns and revolvers , Including those now In use In the army ; samples of the different owords , sabers and scabbards need In the army , cavalry and Infantryman's com' plete equipments ; armor-piercing shot foi eight , ten and twelve-Inch rifles ; shells foi sevcu-lnch Howitzer and five-Inch siege guns sample boards of fuses and ammunition both reloading and non-reloading. The signal corps exhibit Includes the varl ous apparatus used for day and night slg nallng. MODELS OF ARMORED VESSELS. Tlio exhibit of the United States Navy de > partmtnt Is assembled especially to show tbi present status of the navy- There la a full sized model of the military mast of the gun boat Helena. This mast carries two mill tary topi. In each of which are mounted tw < one-njiuml rapid-firing guns. On the platform between the tops , a 30,000-candle powei searchlight la mounted Leaving the mast , tbo first exhibit In tbi Navy department space Is a full-sized mode of a battUbhlp's anchor , weight 14,000 pounds attached to which is a xbort section of tw < and one-balf-lnch chain cable , with clul link ami shackle , Following the ship models will be found i How ell and a Whltetuad torpedo , and a mat ; deck torpedo gun , used lu firing Whltcheae torpedoes. Adjacent to the torpedo gun I. placed a full-alzed half section model o' i thirteen huh rifle. On line wjth bore o gun Is a rough painting Illustrating tin IM-attratlon of a thlrteen-lnch projectile Urtd with an initial velocity of 2,400 fee per second , nt a target consisting of atcel , wood , granite and bfltlc. NAVAL AUTOMATIC GUN. A nickel model of.itte Hlchborn turret di vides the heavier brdtance from machine Runs and small arms. Theie consist of a Galling gun and ltd successor , the Colt automatic gun , the Utcst and most approved daptatlon of the mvjr. This gun flrro the amc cartridges ( caliber six millimeters , bout .230 Inch ) as .the new navy rifle , one f which Is mounted -ocva tripod , from wh cli ectlons of boiler nlatcs showing penetration and cfllcacy are suspended. In front of this a o la displayed a Franklin life buoy sus pended from a section of a ship's side. Following these are'necn a propeller hlade f the United States steamship Maine and a ectlon of crank shaft , of the same veteel ; a team launch cnglnb nd Its propeller. A diving suit , with complete equipment of Ir pump , piping , telephone , etc. , stands prominently against the rear wall of this xhlblt. The other seven departments of the gov- rnment exhibit at Nashville also contain nest Interesting displays Illustrating their evcral functions. lUMnMlinil A 1M1T1IKUI , HMIM.OYIJ. TM out } -rif III Yrnr of Service lit till- Snnie Compiiny. It Is rare that a railroad "man celebrates ho twenty-fifth anniversary of his connec- Ion with ono railroad company. It la much aror that a railroader serves a railroad com pany for twenty-five consecutive years sta loned at one post of duty. Tlio latter la he cftae of John Loncrgan of the Union Mclllc railway. Twcnty-flvo jears ago to ny he entered the employ of the company an tatlon agent at Marysvllle , Kan. , and he las been there over since , In all kinds of easons , watching the railroad grow Into a ant s > stpm , then separate Into smaller com- tanlcs , and following the development of he territory about his station find the grad- lal Incrcaso In t raffle. The ofllclals of the Union Pacific In this Ity , and thcoe of the St. Jorseph & Grand sland rallreiad In SU Joseph , have been vatchlng for Mr. Lonergan's twenty-fifth an- Uvcrsary to roll around for sonic time. 'hey have had built by a Chicago furniture Inn ono of the most handsome desk chalra hat was ever occupied by a Union Pacific 'inployp. ' It Is of rich mahogany , with a omfoitttbly roomy seat , elegant arm rcsta , iiiel a back of ollvo leather. Above the ealher Is a neat silver plate , reading , "John . .oncrgan , Union Paclflo Railway , 1872- .897. " The chair wl'l today be presented to Mr. jonergan. It will he accompanied by the ollowlng letter , signed by ofllclals of the Jnlon Pacific and the St. Joseph Grand 'aland , both of which roada he now serves n the capacity of Joint agent : Mr. John LonerKini , Agent , MnrysVlllc. Knn. : Uenr Sir Our rccoids show tlmt on ho 24th duv of this month you will hnvo > een agent at Marysvllle , Knn. , twenty-five ears. Your long and faithful service1ms prompted us to icmcmbcr you with a chair , which we hope will be ncce-ptable and ac cepted in the spirit In which It Is given. It IH not the gift , hut the giving. " We know how well > oii stand with the > eoplc with whom you have hpent the beat jcnrs of your life. An unblemished record n the community and with your omployciH s probably one of the pleasante.st reflections you have at this period of life. We shall ask you to sit down In this chnlr ind be just as comfortable as > oii can possi bly make yoursolfl In the yeurs that are to come Yours trujy , S. M. Adslt. sciterali freight agent ; J G. Diew , niulltui ; A. M. Morey , superintend ent , St. Joseph & Grand Island i.illroad ; P. J. Nichols , gencial superintendent ; I } . Buck ingham , superintendent car service ; L II Korty , snipcilnlendcnt telegraph ; ,7. A. Koley , superintendent ; II. it , Sutherland. superintendent ; Charles J La IIP , assistant general freight agent , I'nlon 1'acillc , and l-j W. Hajes. superintendent machinery and motive power , Denver & Fort Worth rail road. A The forerunner of a train of evils , which too often culminate fatally , Is Inactivity or lethargy of the kldnejs. Not only Is Urlght's disease , diabetes , gravel , or some other dangersus Integral' ' disease of tha organs themselves to be apprahended , butudropsical diffusions from the blood , rheumatism and gout , are all traceable to the non-reiusval from the blood by the Kidneys of certain Impurities. Hosteller's Stomach Bitters depurates the blood , renders the kldnejo active and prevents their disease. The retail dealer wno advertises "We al- wajs give just what you ask for , " and lives up to his piomlsc , Is certain of a good trade. Now York I'ntMrnisiTH mill Arc landed In the very heart of that great city. If the trip is made on cither of the , si\ daily trains from Chicago over the Ponn- sylvanla Short Lines. They may take their choice of arriving at Coitlandl streel , at Dcshrofses street or at Twenty-third htreet. All are > convenient to clevated'rallways reachIng - Ing any part of Now York. For particular Information address , II. II. Derlng. Assistant General Passenger Agent , No. IMS South Clark St. , Chicago , 111. Summer VIA WAHASH RY. Half Rates South Tuesday. May 18. Reduced Rates to Nashville , Tenn. , every Tucbday. Reduced Rates to Chattanooga , Tenn. , In July.Reduced Reduced Rates to Toronto , Out. , In July. Reduced Rates to Buffalo , N. Y. , In Au gust. gust.Tickets Tickets to and from all points In Europe via all lines. For rates , sailing lists or a copy of "To the Lake Resorts and Beyond , " call at Wabash Olflce. 1415 Farnam htreet , or wrlto G. N. CLAYTON. Agent. A Qulc-lc Moic Between Omaha and Chicago on the flying trains of the Northwestern Line at 4:45 : p. m. and C:30 : p. in. dally. Each arriving at Chicago cage fifteen hours afterward. Ala carte diners. Eneptloral sleeping cars , parlor chair cari > Check jour baggage at vour house. City Ofllec , HOI Farnam St. Low rates this summer. California Is best and quickest reached via the Union Pacific. 16 hours quicker than any other line. line.City City Ticket Office , 1302 Farnam St. ItOl-U iMlllllll ItOlltf. City tfckct and freight offlces , 1323 Fan-am street. I'HItSONAI. J'AHAJSHAIMIS. W. T. March , Corcs > ro , Is at the Mercer. W. S. Cole , New Yoik , Is stopping at the Mercer. J. E. Boyd left , yesterday for Chicago on a short business trip. > Mr. ) . G. F. Bldwell Ibft yesterday on a short visit vv Itlr friends III Chicago. W. C. Brown has gone , to Denver , where ho will visit frlcnila .for a fortnight , J. 0. Brown , I. J. 'Helnap ' and W. A. Faxon are registered at the > iQarker from Hastings. Mrs. John M. TnurfctJon left last night for Washington , where he will Join her huaband. E. Til. Androesen accompanied by his daughter , Miss Alice. , , left latt night for the eaiU. eaiU.Mark Thall , manager for Miss Georgia Cayvan , and olx effJthe company are at the Mlllard , A. II. Smith , general freight agent for the Burlington , returned ! ) home yesterday from the eatt. Sixteen members lof the Page's Dramatic company are tnaklnc tlielr headquarters at the Barker. Wlr.slow S. Pierce , New York , attorney for the bondholders of the Union Pacific road waa at the Mlllard yesterday. A. W. Lyman , a prominent newspaper man of Helena , Mont , was In the city yesterday while on a fhort visit with friends. Sirs. Join. McFarland , neo Schenck , for merly of New York , now of Detroit , Mich. was In the city yesterday on a short vlall with friends. She left for the east lost night. In company with her daughter , Grace F B. Brldgeland Lionel Barrymore , Albert Brown , Charles Thropp. I ) . Shea. James Logan. Miss F Young , William Herbert and G. P. Wilson , merabora of the Georgia Cay- van company , are stopping at the Mercer. Judge M C. Brown , Laramle , Wyo. ; George S. Morrhoa , Chicago ; A P Damon , Bcnton S. N Wenton , Chicago , H C. Hansen , Hast- 'UBS , R. N Calbooi , Newark. N J , Mrs L M , Fllna , Sioux City ; J , I Day and wife Lincoln. M , Joe Me > er. Plymouth Mara , W E , Bache , Chicago. J C Buchanan , DC trolt ; A. L vln , Ncvr York , are at the Mil- lard. Bits of Travelers' Lives "f have always liked Omahn , " said S. M , Illl the other day. Mr. Hill Is treasurer of ho Mollno Plow company of .Mollne , 111. , and was In the city on one of his periodical visits for Inspection of the company's af- alfn here. "I have alwajs felt Interested In ho welfare of the place , " ho continued , "be- cause I realize that It han a good location ami Is declined to maintain the pooltlon It low occupies to the leading city In thin sec tion of the country Tor that reason 1 am ; lnd to sec ea many Improvements which are > clng made here. It la notlcable that there are so many small repairs and Improvements , which arc the emeu which count In the ap pearance of a city. I am sure that our com- > any is more than pleased with the Invest ment It made here last August , " Mr. Hill la one of the vast army of bicycle levotees , and he took a wheel iwhllo hero and made a trip out to the exposition ; rounds , and along the streets which have > een popular for wheelmen. In his previous visits ho had little time for looking over he city , but ho Improved the opportunity on ils trip lust week. He Is very much In- .created . In the cxpcoitlon , and expressed the iopo that It would como up to the highest 'xpectatlon of Its friends. J. C. Yatc.i of Peorla , 111. , traveling for a corn planter firm In that city , was In Omaha ho part week. From 18S5 to 1803 Mr. Yati-s Ived In Nebraska and had this state only 'or his territory for the name house he Is low with , but the panic came on and buslncro jccanio so poor that ho had to take on other crrltory ami waa tequlrcd to move to Peorla 'or convenience. But he has not lent bin Identity with Nebraska for his lunifohnUl goods are still stored In this istatc , and he ather hopes that trade will so Improve that ic may resume. IIH ! residence here. In speaking of the effects of the late panic on traveling men he sild a few years agei It was no uncommon thing for a party of commercial men who had the same territory to travel together , the party remaining In tact during nicest of the season The re sult wai , that the bo ) were enabled to have considerable fun along with their work. In a greit measure lessening the trials of waiting - ing for midnight trains , and enduring the Inconveniences of poor hotels. But when the panic came many of the boys were laid off and those who remained had their territory so enlarged that the party sjstem was broken Theodore Hamilton , who took the part of Pudd nhcnd Wilson after the death of Frank Miyo. arrived In Omaha last Wednesday evening , and he had a tear-producing hard hick story to tell. He was on his way to California , and stopped off here because ho had run out of funds unexpectedly. He told the bojs nt the Mlllard that ho had met a pleasant Englishman oa the tialn who had made the time pa ,3 very nicely for him In a burpt of confidence ho had confided to his new friend that ho had a roll of $108 In his Inside vest pocket , and the friend sug gested that the pocket ought to bs pinned at the top to prevent the money slipping out and offered to pin It for Mr. Hamilton "It was real kind of him , wasn't If" said the actor ; "but when I reached Omaha I found that the money was gone and the pin with it. I don't mind the loss < ? o much as I do the know ledge that after being on the load ai long r.s I have , and traveling with all kinds of people , I should allow mjhelf to be bun coed so dashed outrageously. " Then Hamilton went out to a Douglas street philanthropist and exchanged his watch tem poral lly for borne of the coin of the realm , and telegraphed home for n remittance to enable him to continue his Journey. He spent that evening and night mourning hlj loss and self-assumed gullibility In hla own peculiar manner. He came down late the ne.xt morning burn ing up with a desire to go to war with Engj j land. He sought out n bell boy and again j detailed the story of hla mlsfoitune , and opened his vest to Illustrate how ho had put the money In his left-hand pocket. The boy raw a pin In the oppos-lto pocket and sug gested that Mr. Hamilton might have been mistaken as to the location of the lolment receptacle. An examination wrs then made of the other pocket , and there the money was found , just as the friend had pinned It. Hamilton's opinion of himself took another tumble at this discovery , and the war spirit which had at flr.U shown Itself quickly gave way to one In favor of arbitration. He ex pressed a longing desire to see his English friend again , promising to give him the greatest time he ever feawi If they ever met | He telegraphed a countermand to his call for money , and left that afteinoon for San Fran cisco , jiibt one day behind as a result of his experience with a "confidence" man. IATR hl'HING KOHTV A'MAIIS AtiO. .Toe Ilfiliiiiui'M Hxiicrli-iicc llurc lit tlic IJarly DIIJN. "People are complaining of the backward ness of the spring and staying that they never saw such cold weather dining the month of May , " remarked Joseph Redman yesterday. "Of coursp these pjople who arc complaining of the weather are tcndcrfeet , " continued Mr. Redman. "It was forty yeais ago this month that I landed In Nebraska and built my cabin upon the bank of the river , not far from where the sulphur spring comes out of the bank In the vicinity of the Mlfsouil Pacific roundhoure. I had little to do after building ray cabin that I completed about June 1. After that and for a number of days I devoted considerable tlmo to going about ( her country. Up In the ravines about Florence there was plenty of snow , and on the firet Sunday in June I hauled down a wagon load of Ice and onow that we used in making Ice cieam for a Sunday school picnic tlmt was held in a little grove nol far from the "Woodman Linseed Oil works I don't know what the previous winter had been , except by judging from what the In dians told me , but I gue , that It waa pictty severe , for during the middle of Juno , out northwcnt of where Forest Lawn cemetery la now located , I found buffalo , deer and antelope dead In the snow banks , apparently having fiozen to death. " Standard , reputable articles arc not dear at the prices asked for them , Substitutes offered by unscrupulous and Irresponsible makers are costly at any figure Be sure that no hum bug ii pract'ced on > ou when you go to buy Dec , May ti , 1S07. A'ways Truthful Always Satisfactory Always Safe , COOL SUITS- For two silver dollars we will sell men's suits coat , vest and pants made from linen crash in stylish cutaway sacks , warranted to wash and to wear. These crash suits are the latest fashionable fad for summer wear. They are more sensible than some fads that we know of , for they arc light , washab'c , comfortable , and ut the same time hold their shape. We have a large line of them at different prices from two to seven dollars and we have taken all the nonsense out of the prices that usually goes with such things. This year we will increase our repu \ tation for selling summer stuffs cheaper than any house on earth by offering fine serge and cheviot coats and vests for $3 oo and $3,50 and fine white duck pants with them for 65 cents and one dollar a pair. You may think that a good pair of duck pants can't be produced for 65 cents , but you'll bo likely to change your mind after you have seen these , WHEN YOU WANT TO LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THINGS , USE SEEHSSSJ Turkish , Tansy ami I'ctinyroy.il IMIIs iini-t effect ti tl FfiMALK ' pills-will KKLl'KVK SUPPRESSED , EXCESSIVE , SCANTY OR PAINFUL MENSTRUATlON-Will briiju mci ti-ii.ittoii sure to the day. Sent by mat securely packet ! , SI.00 u box. HAHN'S PHASMACY.ISthtuulPftrnumSU , Omaha. Neb. AMUSEMENTS. The Paiges opened a return engagement at the Boyd yesterday -with a matlneo and even ing perfoimance. The company has been greatly strengthened since Us Initial appear ance here , partlculaily in the specialties presented , and none of thu familiar faces which were of value tothu company arc missing. Harry English , the leading man , IH a really capable actor , better by far than those generally seen In rcpeitory companies , and the same can alto be ouid of Lillian Paige. At the matinee they presented "The Shadows of Life , " an emotional drama In four acts , and In the evening "The Wages of Sin , " an Kiigllsh melodrama. Doth pieces were presented In a ci editable manner. The v\ork of the rcoiganizcd company serves to strengthen the good opinion It won during its pievlous visit. Uetwccn the acts some very cleve.ppcclalltea were presented , among them a turn by John Powers , and another by the Millar sisters , which were partlculaily good. The company will bo at the IJojd all week , with matinees Wednesday and Sat- uiday. _ _ A personally conducted party of teachers and friends this summer. Low rates. Ex clusive. Northwestern Line. 1401 Farnam St. i.vrniiKST OP TIIK no.MMioi.mms. Tlu-lr AlloriujI.onkM Into Union I'llcl/lc MU adnii. Wlnslow S. Plerco of New York , attorney for the flist mortgage b indholders of the Union Pacific railroad , was In the city jester- day , and spent the day In consultation with Union Facile ofllclato and Judge Kelly In particular. He came fiom St. Paul , whcro lie appeared In the hearing given the Ci edits Commutation company of Sioux City on ap plication to be allowed to Intervene in the forcclosuie suits brought by the government against the Union Pacific road Ho tnld the presumed object of the petltloncis was to obtain the right to form a connection with the Union Pacific road at Bomo Indefinite point for a. road which they might build at some future tlmo. He said the commutation company would appeal from Judge Sanborn's decision denying the right to Intervene. Ho Raid the first mortgage bondholdeis were not especially Interes'ed In the possible .segregation of the Union Pacific load and the Western Union Telegraph company which may be ordered this morning by Judge Mun- ger in pursuance of the mandate from the supreme court. The Intercut * of the two companies , It Is said , would be looked after by the attornejs for Jhe corporations. On the question of the foieclo ure suits ho had llttlo to nay except that his clients hav ing a prior lien to that of the govcinment were amply protected. He anticipated no de lay In tlio foreclosure proceedings , and thought they would move along smoothly until the matter was finally closed up Mr. Picrco left laut evening for New York. THE LEADING BREWERY IN THE WORLD , Brewers of fihe Most Wholesome and Popular Beers , The Original The Faust Budweiser The Anheiiser The Miclielob The Muenchener The Pale Lager Served on all Pullman Dining and Buffet Cars. Served on all Wagner Dining and Buffet Cars. Served on all Ocean and Lake Steamers. Served in all First Class Hotels. Served In the Best Families. Served In all Fine Clubs. Carried on nearly every Man-ol-War and Cruiser. Served at most ol the Untied Stales Army Posts and Soldiers' Homes The Greatest Tonic , "Mall-Nutrine" the Food-drink , is prepared this Association. Hf II of Hires Rootbccr on a sweltering hot day is highly essen tial to comfort and health. It cools the blood , reduces your temperature , tones the stomach. Rootbeer should be in every home , in every office , in every work shop. A temperance drink , more health ful than ice water , more delightful mid \ satisfying than nuy other beverage pro duced. Mxlronlih ; the Cliulti R. niicirn II.Ifi1-lil.il A lick. tgo inikef & Qtlljuf bold er * cryrbcre. PANCRO-I'HPSALIA TABLETS pneitlvnly cnroH Indigestion , Catarrh ot Stomach. Ifenrt-Burn , Sour Stomach , And all kindred fomac7i Troublet A scientific com * Innatlonof thu host roioodles known to roodlcnl Bklll. Bold by all druggists , or cU , per Uur. THE PJPSAUA CO. Bond for f rco circular. CHICAGO EVERY WOMAJT Sometimes m ' ! n a reliable monthly regulating imxllcluu. DR. PEAL'S PENNYROYAL PILLS , Are prompt , bafo and certain In remit. Thucnu - taoIr ) IVal'iOiioverihfuu.noinl Kcntanvwhem. JtCO-Shcnnnn & llcConnne ! Pmi : Cu. . IStl Deuce Rtixel Omana M r. AMI . The Craighton K UuT"mi. I'OVKJIITT HiinTfMIOIUIO\V. -GEORGIA : CAYVAN- In lici micccpHful piny , SQUIltJ S mritii'oe anil i\rnl K , "Mary I'tn- nliiKton. BiilMKter ' Tricon , 25o , Me , l&c , II W. May 28-30 Olln t-KllilHT L. M. Crawford , vixr./ / 1 < )0 ) , 20c , UOc. TIIMCIIT , HilR , OIIH Indy admitted rrcIOi each pjld 3flo ticket * & H.S. , THE PAIGES n SHAT O\VS OF LIFE. Till ! HIBTHIW MIIJ.AH .llrcct fiom tlio Hoi > - Iclim clrrult JOHN T I'OU HUB , dlrtU fluiii tlio iaelcrn : Vuuilcllltcliiutt H ! IMlBCJIl' IIOTKLS , IJthnnd UouqlAI &tre l , CINTHAMV : LOOATBD. Anioiloan plun. tJO ! ii Ml.iy ii | > . iurojiui : | ii'iui , ! ! . ( ) ( ) pur diiy up. J.E.MARK I , AbO.V , PI-ODK Wlien you come to Omaha lt > p at Urn MERCER HOTEL TIII : $2.00 a day house in the West. H ) rooiriB J ! W per day (0 rooms with bath , l..t , f.t ( lay. Breclul rates tiy the month , \iJMC TAVMIIt , .tin nut IT. "BARKER HOTEL. TIllltTIiU.NTH A.M. JOM5H 8T11I.IST8 , HO' rooms Latim , Mtam litul mid all modern convenience. . ItuUn , 11 CO und tt W > per duy Tutlu ui.ticelled ypeclnl low rate lo rviculat bcu.-dor. . UICK fall ITU Manager. STATE HOTEL , 108-lO-lJ Douglas VV il. JIAJIR. Uanurtr. well furnli cl rooriu tiurvpeaii or Am plan HATES ji.co AND ti.to rnu DAY r f-Ar. . IIATIJB nv TIU : VVIKK : on tm if , id * linn * connect to all nans of the city. I ! i I J \ Tlio Soft Glow of the Tea Rose I la acquired bItullcu v\bo use FOUONI'B COUFLKXIOK rowDint , 'fry It.