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8 TJIE OMAHA DAILY BEE : r FRIDAY , MARCH. 4 , 1898.
GARDENER ULRIC11 AT WORK Gelling His Mon ID Line for the Campaign of Beautifying. LANDSCAPE ARTIST ON THE HUSTLE Propone * to MnUo Kounlro I'nrk ntul Illutr Trnrt HloxNiiiu I.Ike a Gnr- clru of 1'nrnillHc III'- fure Summer. Uudolf Ulrlch of N'cw York , the landscape architect who was engaged last nununer to design and execute the landscaping of the exposition grounds , has arrived In the city with tbu Intention of remaining until the work la completed. A force of men will bo put to work on the grounds at once and no time will bo lost In making the grounds "a thing of beauty and a Joy" all summer. There la an Immense amount of work to bo done , but Mr. Ulrlch has the reputation of accomplishing more work In a given amount of tlmo than any other man who ever attempted to expedite the workings of nature. The prestidigitator who causes a roco bush In full bloom to grow In two min utes on the bare top of a table couldn't "hold a candle" to Mr. Ulrlch. At his co.n- mand huge giants of the forest will rear their hcadA on spots never accused of grow'- Ing anything more lofty than the emerald stocks of Indian maize. Shrut of all kinds , both flowering iml non-flowering , will dls- place the rink growth of nolsomo weeds , and winding paths ending In cool , shady nooks , will transform the erstwhile prairie Into \entahlo garden of the gods. fho beautifying of the grounds will be car ried on in all parts of the groundo at the * ame time. Mr. Ulrlch ways 'the tlmo 1 now rlpo for pushing the work with all possible Bpeed , and ho hopes to complete the work of planting trees , ahrubi , etc. , within the next 'two or thrco weeks. A number of trees have been transplanted to the blurt trae ! , bordering the main avenue Iwdlng from the Oraml I'laza to the Horticulture building , In the main court a row of Lom bardpopl.us haw been planted In front of the Manufactures and Agriculture buildings. TH ) O are between thirty an ] forty fret In height. A lot of box elder trees about twenty fcot in height cro on the ground ready to bo placed near the poplars , the latter standing nt the top and the former at the bottom of a terrace extending along the entire front of these buildings. The space between Ihe Machinery and Manufactures buildings , at' well an that be tween the Mines nml Liberal Arts buildings , will be parked in an attractive style and the canio may bo wld of the space between the Liberal Arts ) and the Ar > t building , on cither Hide of the main entrance. XKHH.ISIC.VS lllJUfTII'TI , WOMHX. In duo Xrtlllr ' VlfctN Two for tin' i\- liosllloii Mi-ilul. Judge William Neville , to whom was left the ta.sk of chocfllng the two most beautiful of NebrawKaVi lovely women for the exposi tion inciMl , writes The lleo as follows : NORTH PLATTi : . March 2.-To the TMI- tor of Tile Hoe1 1 Imve selected Miss May O'Shi-a of Lincoln and SI ISM Nctta I limner of Syr.icuso for no composite photograph ( exposition medal ) and luue lonrnnled the photos to Chairman Llndsey. I have posi tive pi oof that Nebraska has moio beautiful women than any htntu In the union , and the decorations In the Nebraska hendiiuar- tus , an well MH tliii nipilal , will confirm my utiitumcnt. Yours truly , WILLIAM NCV1LLH. T\posltlon . Choral Director Kelly said , when asked hout the exposition chorus yesterday , that the cliortM la filling up rapidly rnd making good progress. The executive com- inlttca considers having future meetings of the chorus In the Hoard of Trade building. IVof. Kelly will try voices at his studio In the Do ) il theater building aext Saturday from 8 till 5 p. m. Prof. Chambers Is organizing an auxiliary chorus In Council Bluffs , and will train his e'ligcrs ' under the direction of the Omaha management. Mr. Kelly cays that ho l glad to find that musical people are realizing that the exposi tion chorus la not a private undertaking , but a society organized by and union the direct control of the Transmlsslsslppl and Interna tional Imposition. It U a thing of national Interest and the persccis who remain out of It will bo theIOSCM. . Monday night the rhorno will take up "Daughter of Jalrus" by Dr. Stalncr , and also- the Easier hymn from "Cavallerla Hustlcana. " IllillllU lIllllllllIK 1'lllllN. The Illinois commission la now considering the advisability of building sn annex to the beautiful state building which is now In course of erection on the blulT tract. The purpcfio of the commission is to make this annex an art gallery , In which will bo dis played many of the valuable paintings and other works of art owned In Illinois. It will nlso afford a place for four magnificent paintings , 10x20 feet In size , showing the World'w fair , thus affording another oppor tunity of viewing tlio white city , which secciicd to have risen ns If by magic from the lake , a veritable wonderland , which was the world's greatest achievement In archltoc. tural magnitude and beauty , and which U now only a fading memory to those who eaw it. The nnnex will bo In Ifie name style of architecture as the main state building and will bo connected with It by a covered col- onncdp , adding gteatly to the beauty of the Illinois building. KxlitMt. The Tiffany company , the well Known New- York Jowclers , propose to erect a booth SOx 24 feet In size In which they Intend to Install magnificent exhibit of Jewelry of all kinds. They have notified the Department of in hibits that they will expend fully JIC.OOO In preparing and maintaining their exhibit , and they request especial protection In the way of guards In order to protect their valuable display from tlilevcs. One of the features of this display , according to this notice to the Kxl.lults department , will bo a diamond valued at $500,000 , and there will bo a largo number of other Jewels of great value , hence their sollcltudo regarding police protection. Inii tit the Ground * . Thn contract with Concessionaire Swobe , who has had charge of the skating and to boggan elide on the exposition grounds , will expire Tuesday of next week and the full control of admUslon to the grounds will on that date pass Into the hands of the bureau of admissions , of which Manager Llndsey ls the chairman. No attempt has bceu made Burlington A Panorama 700 Miles Long Begins at Denver. Ends at Salt Lake City. Mountnlns-canons w.itcrfnllf rivers cities. You can tea them nil U you go incst over the Burlington Route. Two trains dally to Denver and ( lie west. Afternoon train Denver Limited- leaves Oni-ilui 4:33 : p , m. Arrhes Den ver 7:30 : next morning , Night train Denver Special leaves Omnhall:53 , : p. m. Renches Denver 1M : p. m. next day. FAMNAM ST. . OMAHA , to restrict admlMlon Into any part of the groumln except the main court and no change In that respect Is contemplated In the near futuro. It Is stated seml-omctally that greater restrictions will be thrown around the main court than heretofore. The work cm this portion of the grounds has reached a stage where the presence of a large number of people Is quite detrimental and some means will have to be resorted to In order that no delay may be caused. In Wanlilitirloit unit OrrKnn. Special Agent C. E. Llcwclljti of the Do- pnrtrnent of Publicity and Promotion has re turned from the Pacific coast , where Lo has been engaged In arousing an Interest la the exposition among the people In the extreme ncvthwest section of the union. He reports that the people In bolli Washington and Oregon gen arc enthusiastic regarding the exposi tion cud are determined to be on hand with exhibits , lloth Btntes have appointed ctin- mlcslon ? , which are energetically at work , and .Mr. Llewellyn sa > s that all the leadlnt ; Industries of these states will be well repre sented by ex hit ) lit ; . The Washington Exposition eomml.'slon comprises the following : George W. Thomp son , Tncoma ; George I ) . Stelwon , Phillip ! ' . Kelly and L. M. Wood. Seattle ; W. J. Splll- m i , Pullman ; J. K. liaktr , Tacoma ; 0. II. Thompson , Sj-okano ; C. H. Clark , Spencer. i\rrntlirt Commit Icr Mrotlnir. At a meeting of the executive committee yesterday afternoon the members of the Jloard of County Commissioners were prea- ent and the amount and location of the spate to bo ulottod Douglas county for an ! xhlblt of ll products was discussed at tngth. Thuro was ra disagreement and the matter was rottle-d In a manner perfectly satisfactory to both parties. Malinger Hoed announced that Georpo P. Stlch , to whom the cciict'sslon for the Afro- Amcrlcnn village hnil been let , had not car- led out his contract and IIP recommended : hat the ctcicesslon be awarded to John P. Coad , Thomas Hector and J. P. Klnlcy. This was agreed to and a contract will bo maJe with the&o parties. Majcr , Katskcc & Cros were awarded the concession forr-elllng frmh frill's ' and meUiis DoubleTliHi' for Sunday \Vurli. There Is n slight Indication of trouble In connection with the plastering of the N'c- braskn. building , but nothing rerlous Is an ticipated. The plaster contractors concluded to work tholr men last Sunday on account of the line weather and after the day had passed the mon put In a claim for "double tlmo , " as provided by the union scale of wages for Sunday work. The contractors re fused to allow 'the ' extra pay and the local unlcii at once took up the matter. It will ho laid before the Nebraska commission at the next meeting nnd the contractors will probably bo required to comply with the de mands of the men. The building Is nlmcut completed and ono or 'two days more will Klvo plenty of time for finishing the plasterIng - Ing , so there la no probability of a strike America n KorcMry A NoclaU < m. . E. Pcrnow , chief of the division of for estry of the Department of Agriculture of the federal government , and chairman of the executive committee of the American for estry association , has notified Piof. Ta > lor , chief of the bureau of forestry , horticulture , agriculture and Irrigation , that the society will hold a meeting In Omaha during the lat ter part of July , or early In August. Thh association holds Its annual meeting In the winter , but holds other meetings nt Irregu lar Intervals during the summer , and the meeting at Omaha will como In between a meeting In the Yosemlto valley and another at Ilodton. for Spncp. Among the applications for space which have been received within the last few days by the Department of Exhibits arc the fol lowing : Puck Soap company of Columbus Junction , la. , toilet articles , soap , etc. , sixty- four feet ; J. W. H. Crawford , Delhi , N. Y. , 400 feet , for a display of pneumatic tire and ball bearing axles for carriages ; Buffalo Forgo company of New York , 200 feet , for Its latest design of engines ; Nebraska Seed corn * pany of Omaha , fifty feet , for seeds and poul try food ; Trenton Pottery company. New Jersey. SCO feet ; Columbia university , 350 feet ; Frank Crawford , Omaha , handy heaters. rrniiuilloii In eiv York. A. M. Wheeler has been commissioned by the Derailment of Publicity and Promotion to represent the exposition In Albany , N , Y. In the endeavor to promote an appropriation by the New Yoak legislature for state par ticipation In the exposition. E. T. Dlckford , the commissioner of the department who has been In Now York for some time , and to whose efforts the appoint ment of Uie Now York commission Is due will turn his attention to Massachusetts urn Rhode Island nnd r < ndcavor to expedite expo sition matters In those states. Villon Vttrlflc IlflpN Iilnlin. The members of the Idaho Exposition com- mlFsIcn , as well as the people of that state , are rejoicing over the announcement thai the Union Pacific railroad will furnish free transportation for material Intended for ex hibition at the exposition. The success of the Idaho exhibit was seriously threatened a week or two ago by the fact that a railroad which had been depended upon to assist In transporting exhibit * * had established a rate which was practically prohibitive. The Union Pacific came to the rescue , however , and a f.no exhibit U assured. Colonel MnxHoii on Xc Colonel II. D. Mauson of Ueno , exposi tion vice president for Nevada and chairman of the Nevada Exposition commission , has arrived in the city en route homo from \\ashlngton , D. C. Ho reiterates what he said when In the city several weeks ago , thai Nevada will be well represented with an ex hibit of minerals as well as agricultural and horticultural products. KnnniiM ANV ! for Spncp. Governor Leedy of Kansas telegraphed to the Department of Publicity and Promotion that the stoto will certainly be represented by an exhibit and requested that space beheld held In reserve for Kansas. No commission has > ct been announced from the Sunflower state , but the telegram of the governor la cu assurance that action will be taken very soon. Mnr > land's CoiiuiilKHlnii , The governor of Maryland has notified the Department of Publicity and Promotion that he will soon Increase the Maryland Exposi tion commission by adding thrco inoro men. As at present constituted the commission consists of two men and three women and the contemplated appointments will give It a membership of eight. \o .Money for XI-TT Jemey. TRENTON , N. J. . IMarcu 3. The Joint committee on appropriations of the New- Jersey legislature today decided not to al low an appropriation for the erection of a New Jersey building at the Omaha Expo sition. it HU SK applications for space In the Agricul tural , Implement and Transportation build ing bxi\o been received. The Delaware County ( Iowa ) Agricultural society will offer a premium of $100 for the best exhibit ot butter from that county at the exposition , The Westllche Post of St. Louis , one of the principal German ( .allies of iCio west , will erect a booth In the Manufactures building for two as hoidquartera by Its representa tives and friends. The plans for the Dairy and Apiary build ings will be completed some tlmo tlila week and will bo turned over to 'the Department ot Dulldlngs and Grounds , I31ds for their construction will be asked at ouce and work on them will bo pushed. Statuary In butter -A 111 form an Interest' Ins feature of the exhibit planned by the Missouri Dilrymen'fl association for Mis souri's dairy exhibit. TUe American Re frigerator Trtlicit company will fufulsti a car with sides ot glass In. which the dalrj products of the state will be placed. A portion tion of the space In this car will be allottee ] ( or a studio , la which will bo modeled llf < elr.ed figures of noted persons and object ! of Interest In dill view otUltors. . nuliltrd of < in > Overcoat. Murray Matbury reported last night thai someone had robbed him of a Hue spring overcoat. Ho left ( he garment In the hall ofVhls baardlnic place , 2103 Douglas street , PAT FORD WAS ON THE MAINE Lellcr to His Father Tells tbo Story of Hia Experience. CLEARS MYSTERY OF HIS DISAPPEARANCE Went from Ointilin to rionton ntul Kii- llHtoil Tlii-rc Shortly After IIU Cicnpc and linn Since Served In Xnvy. Tatrlck Ford , Jr. , well known In Omaha , s a survivor of the wreck of the United States battleship Maine in Havr.na harbor. In was an able seaman on the ill-fated man-of-war and In a letter to his father , ormer Councilman Patrick Ford , who re- eldei } at 1008 Davenport street , which was resolved Inst Saturday , the > oung man de- votca considerable attention to the terrible ncldent , He uas among the few Bailees who escaped the catastrophe with their lives , but lot without Injury. The letter , which was written In San Am- > rtsla hospital at Havana , where young Ford was confined after the blowing up of the worship , states that the Injuries he sustained were alight , although ho was prostrated by ho force of the explosions. Ford mcntlcns n a general way the arrival of the Maine In the harbor and sajs that then a feeling of unsafely possessed the crew. "Do you know , " he writes , "we all felt that the treacherous , dark-skinned Spaniards were plotting for the destruction of the ship. At their mess the salloro expressed fore- iodines of some terrible calamity and when the fatal night arrived It was not unex pected. There Is no doubt In my mind but [ hat the Spaniards blew up the Mane. The test explosion came from tome external 'orce that could not have been inflicted without design. This set off the Interior magazine near the sailors' quarters. U was an Infernal machine bent agakwt ua by the Spaniards that destrojed our ship and killed our sailors. " nSCAPE WAS MIRACULOUS. Ford tells the story of hU miraculous es cape from death. He Is unable to say why It was that he was not blown to pieces. He was In his bunk sound nelcep when the two explosions did their havoc. Within three feet of him were sleeping John J. McManus end William Montfort , the Council Bluffs joung men , who are recorded lost. The shock fol lowing the first explosion threw him out of h's bunk ap.id Immediately after the second explctilcn he found himself struggling for life In the filthy waters of the harbor. He carnet describe how he managed to keep above water because ho wna dazed end suf fering from a cut and bruised head , but when his strength seemed about to fall him ho was picked up by rescuers In a small boat and taken ashore. He was among the first of the Injured sailors to be taken to the hospital , where he rema'ned about a week. ' \Vhlle I am thankful that I escaped with my life , " writer joung Ford. | "I feel that had I died with the other poor boys it would have been the triumph of my life. I cciinot conceive of a happier moment than death In the service of my country and under the stara and stripes would have accorded to inc. Whl.iky and bad associations ruined me at home , but here I feel that my atonement is complete. I have not touched a drop o : liquor s nee I disappeared from Omaha in January , 1S % , and I cai bee why my earlier llfo was wrecked. " Ford eays that he was well acquainted with McManus and Siontfort and that during his service cci the Maine he frequently con versed with the Council Bluffs > oung men about that place and Omaha. Ho went under an assumed name In order to hide his Iden tity , which fact ho once told McManua under a premise of secrecy , although no one on the ship ever suspected for a moment that ho was a fugitive from Justice. FIRST THEY HAVE HEARD OF HIM. This Is the flcat word that Ford'a relatives have received from him since he disappeared , although after the disaster to tUe Malae when It was made public in one of the un- fortuuato McManus1 letters to relatives that among the sailors was o > n Omaha young man who dealred to conceal his Identity , It was surmised that this sailor was Ford. His relatives refused to regard the possi bility of his being a member of the-crew with seriousness until they received hla let ter. Where Ford now la his father said last night he did not know. Ho hardly thought that the young men was In Havana at the present time. Ills Injuries were not nerlous enough to keep him In tlio hospital for any length of time , and the elder Ford is of the opinion that his son has left the laland. This Is merely conjecture on his part , however , as he does not attempt to say that the young cr.an has even left Havana. Young Ford writes that after escaping from the authorities here ho went east end finally arrived in Boston , where , on May 5 , 180G , he enlisted In the United States navy as a common &caman for three years. Ho was transferred In time to Brooklyn aad from there was sent to Norfolk , where he was assigned to the Maine. This Is all the Information Ford furnishes as to tils move ments after his disappearance from Omaha , only to state that ho met with many hard ships traveling through the country before his enlistment. Since It has been positively learned here by Ford's frlenda that ho was In the Maine disaster a movement h s been started to secure , if possible , his pardon by Governor Holcomb. Patrick Ford , sr. , has already taken hold of tUo matter , and he said last night that ho would go to Lincoln today and lay the case , with all of its attending cir cumstances , before the governor In the hope that ho would bo moved through patriotism and young Ford's apparent reformation to leniency. Should the goveinor refuse to in terfere in the matter , however , and the authorities take steps to bring Ford back , as long as he Is an enlisted beaman permission to take him Into custody would first have to bo obtained from the president , Many prominent citizens and officials recommend Dr. Bull's Cough -Syrup. CHHISTIAX HUMMISSIOV WO1IK. I'liii-e Wltero Di'Ntltutr MI-II Are Given it Kri-Kh Start. The Christian Help mission , 1515 Burt street , is carrying on in a small way a com mendable work , Ten persons have associated themselves together and are devoting them selves to this work with no salary whatever. This mlrslon extends aid to the very lowest claw of men men who are outcasts and who are so ragged and dirty that they cannot oven hope to find work. When a man comes to the mission for help the first re quirement Is that ho barno ; then his clothes are thoroughly fumigated and he Is made to have a better estimate of himself. Clean beds arc furnished for 10 cents and meals are served at the rate of a pennv a dish. If a man has no penny to pay for meals and lodging , work is furnished him and ho Is given a chance to earn his way. The mission insists that the men pay for everything and tries In all cases to avoid pauperizing per- for.G who come to it. A reading room Is maintained In connec tion with the mission and an effort is being made to establish a library. Services of an entirely undenominational nature are held at the mission each evening and In every possible manner the workers try to Im prove the condition of the men who seek the mlwlon when all other places are closed to them. In the afternoon a sewing school is held and many women from all the churches In the city come to the mission and teach the children who attend how to sew and mend. The mission's need of bed clothing Is great and much work Is done in the sewing ecbool to supply \hl \ peed. . In audition to Hs other work the mission Investigates all cases of destitution that ore reported and distributes clothing and thoes to needy poor. Any donations of provisions or clothing will be very acceptable and care will be taken that they go where there Is absolute need. At present the demand for women's and children's underwear la lar in excess of the supply on hand. The mission Is In small quarters now. Ev ery night men are turned away because there are not beds enough , but donatloni are enabling the worker * to increase their * < inn < ft i > . . < u unrt.iwrtrtlijK . and they hope UAYIim AltOS. Special IlnrKnlrmnnfc Snip Frlilnr * 40 pieces outing flaataek medium and dark shades , best grade , ucn as English flan nelette , Appleton , Wl nc aniict , etc. , sold at ro , lOc and 12Uci our price , Cc ; be on hand at 9 o'clock Mill "remnants , 36-ln. wlfle Sea Island percale , wbrttt 12' c from piece , remnants Friday , OMic J-d. Remnants of shirting , ticking , outing flannel , white and : olorel flannels at prise * to sell them Friday. 32-Ui. wide zephyr flannels for shirt wals's , "or. MUSLIN AND'TOWEL SALE. Extra heovy L. L. muslin , 3c : extra icavy 9-4 sheeting , 12c ; 4-4 soft finish Reached muslin , 4c : Fruit of Loom and . .ocsdalo Muslin from 9 to 10 a. m. , and from i to 4 p. m. , 5ic yard ; extra heavy damask , 33c quality , 2 < V4e ) ard. All our 6Uc and C5c owels go In one lot at 25c. None sold te- ere 8 o'clock. 110 BLACK SILK SALE SATURDAY EVENINQ. IARDWAHE , STOVES AND HOUSE FURNISHING NISHINGDEPT. . . OUR REGULAR ONE HOUR SALE. From 9 to 10 n. m. $1.00 folding Ironing beard , C9c ; coffee mill 7c ; Jaranncd cuspidors , 7c ; 10-qt. Japanned chamber pils ! , ISc ; galvanized wash tubs , Iflc ; good sized dliti pans , 9c ; wood fiber \atec palls , 23c ; largo tin water fills , Do ! In cups , lc ; galvanized holler , C9c ; feather lusters , 12e ; a good steel butcher knife. Sc ; carpenter's hammer , So ; combination comb ind brush care , 7c ; scrub brushes , 2' c ; J-burner gasoline Htove , $2.29. CIIINAWARE AND CROCKERY. Our usual big special ene hour nale from 0 to 11 Frldiy uiatilng. Great bargains In heso Hues on sale for one hour only 10 to 1. FRIDAY'S BARGAINS. Strictly friHh laid cgis , 10c ; breakfast cocca , per can , 9c ; one can tomatoes , coin , ieas anl string beans , worth lOc rich , fat ! 5c ; laundry soap , any brand , 10 .jars , 25c ; ! sacks table salt , 5c ; condensed mince meat , 10c package , Cc ; creamery butter , extra fancy , IGc , ISc and 20c ; country butter in rolls , 12',2C and 14c ; gallon cans York i > tnte ipplcs , 19c ; Norway mackeral , pev pound , S'/fcc nuwtard fardlncs , per can , SVAc ; lOc laoka e Locoanut , 3'fcc : pure strained honey , ISc size , "Msc ; baked beans , per can , S' e ; Valencia ralsens only 3' c ; new evaporated peaches , G'c ; new evaporated pears , GUjc. PURE FOOD DEPARTMENT HAYDEN BROS. i AT THE HOTELS. . ky N. "Butte City enjoys the distinction of hav ing reformed a drunkard In a very unusual way , " remarked a Montana man at cue of the hotels yesterday. "The man In question was continually In police court on the charge of drunkenness , and no penalty seemed to have any effect cti him. Realizing that lying 1 jail would do the man no good , the police judge one day asked him when ho was brought in on the Fame old charge if there was anything in the world that would make him brace up. The offender replied that If the city of Unite would give him permission to put boxes in the ditchca which carried the refuse water from the mines through the town ho would promise to do better. This concession was In.incdlatelj granted mid the fellow went to work and dammed the ditches in preparation for col lecting the mineral out of this green water that had been used at the mines for washIng - Ing cce. Alter ho had the dltchcn fixed he threw Iron , old tin cans , stove pipe and all kinds of scrap metal Into the water that the copper in the water might collect on It. Copper existed in the water in large quan tities and he was kept so busy caring for what accumulated that he had no time to got drunk. In one year he procured 150,000 worth of tlio metal. The mining companies caw that he was making a big thing out of It , so they threatened to cut the watec out of the ditches If ho did not pay them a royalty. Ho did tills ; perfected hla system of taking the copper out of the water and Is today ono of Butte City's wealthy citizens. " "Llvo stock rustling In the outlying coun ties of New Mexico has reached tuich a stage , " said James R. Brown of Santa Fe , "that the authorities have decided to make a concentrated effort to drive out the thieves. President William H. Jack of the State San itary commission and Governor Otero have decided to have a special meeting of the commission on March 14 and arrange for the light against the thieves. Several hundred head of stolen cattle are supposed to be held now by certain parties in San Juan county and in Colfax and Giant there is general complaint over the depredations of the rustlers. Generally speaking , the cattle In dustry of the territory is in a most flourish ing and satisfactory condition. Stock has wintered better than usual , the ranges are good considering the season and prices con tinue almost as high. " "There are Instances where the United States government Is served for years by valuable servants who are not even boarded at the. expense of the country , " said L. D. Blttlnger of Washington. "These servants are cats. One of the persistent dangers which threaten the United States malls Is rats. They destroy the. bags and the mall matter. The postofllce building in Now York City is a large structure and not many jears old. There are In this building cared for by the clerks sixty cats. Some of the cats have never lived anywhere else ; others have como in from the neighborhood. The cats that have known only this homo are very shy of strangers and will como only to the clerks In the building. They prevent the destruc tion of thousands of pieces of mall every where and all that Is given to them In re turn Is shelter. " "I have seen a scam of coal seventy feet In thickness in one colliery In the Transvaal , not a dozen miles from the gold mines , " said Felix M. Hughes of Cleveland. O. , "and though of a low quality , it suffices for the purposes of the gold mines. There Is a suffi cient quantity of it to outlast far the lives of all the gold mines. Besides thcee particu lar coal deposits and those others by the Vaal river , which furnish fuel for the rail way system far down Into Capo Colony , there are literally 1,000 square miles of coal in the Mlddlebcrg and Emmelo districts. In the midst of these coal beds Is the outcrop of Iron ore and leading through-thorn Is a re cently constructed railroad. With these vast fields of coal cloeo to a first-rate port on the Indian ocean the prospects of the coal mining Industry In South Africa seem brilliant. " "Tho committee of the Mississippi legisla ture appointed to Investigate the yellow- fever last summer , " said L. A. Sholberg of Natchez "made Its report recently. It finds that the fever originated In Ocean Springs , Miss , but not from the United States marine iicspltal quarantine station at Ship Island , as was supposed , and it declares that the quar antine elation is In no sense a menace to the health of the gulf coast of the south. It was generally believed that the yellow- fever was Introduced by Cuban refugees , who met at Ocean Springs In June , to arrange for a filibustering expedition to Cuba. This theory , however , Is not accepted by the com mittee , the members of which assert that the fever got Into thte country us early as the latter part of April and came not from Cuba , but from Guatemala. The existence of yet- low fever was not recognized until Septem ber , although It had actually been present , In the belief of the committee , for five months. Although the report exonerates the Ship Island quarantine from all blame In the Introduction of the disease , It recommends Its removal ns being Injurious to the prop erty interests In the neighborhood. " IVmonnl 1'ruiiiriiiilin. Qeorgo Williams of Sioux City Is a Mercer guest. Prof. P. W. Taylor of Lincoln Is at the Mercer. II. M. Brazil of Lincoln is stopping at the Parker. A. W. Agcr of Ogdcn , Utah , Is at the Millard - lard hotel , R. A. Brooks of Chlcaco to registered at the Barker. J. F. Gorman , a New York traveling man , Is At the Mercer. Mr. nnd Mis. A. H. Swart of Dlxon , 111. , arc at the Mlllard. A. Burchclt of Fullci'ton , Nth. , is stop ping at tlu Barker. G. D. Mlllepaugh of Albion , Mich , , Is rrg- Istcrcd at the Mlllard. L. R. Mulllner and W. G. Mcl'arland of McCook , Neb. , are at the Unrkcr. A. S. Coolcy , deputy United States mar- si nl , of Lincoln la registered at thi' Marker. W. H. Taylor of Kansas City , commercial agent of the Gulf Air Line , Is at the Mllhu'd hotel. Mayor W. S. Bourne nnd Deputy United Plates Marshal A. G. Keln of Beatrice arc ct the Mercer. Private car "Hlkhorn , " containing J. R. Buchanan nnd wife , Mrs. A. J. Poppleton , Dr. Lee and others , left for the west laut night. Miss Camllle Clc\ eland and Miss Minnie Bridges of Hoyt's "A Stranger In New York" company ha\c taken a suite of roonu at the MllUid. Miss Amy Muller , Stove Mahy. J. W. Mitchell. W. II. Hatter , \V. II. Nelson nnd yllIl8 Martin of the "A Stranger In New- York" company arc at the Mercer. Mrs. H. M. Fuller returned to Fort Dodge , la. , yesterday , after spending several months In , this city. She has been the guest of her daughter , Mrs. George H. Payne. Pi of. KImball of Lincoln , musical drlcctor of the exposition , spent yesterday In Omaha. J. W. Vogan announces the birth of a boy at his home , 1107 North Seventeenth btreet , yesterday morning. Harry Roger" , Harry Dcmhan , Thoims Qulnn , Mr . Ml-snlo McCoy , Miss Nellie Mc Coy and Mlfcs Llizlo MeCoy ore members of "A Stranger In New York" company stop ping at the Barker. Nebraskans at the Mercer : E. B. Penney , Lexington ; F. M. Penney , Wood River ; F. H. Penney , Fullerton ; Miss I' . Llndstrom. Fremont ; W. S. Clapp , Kear ney ; II. D. Watson , Kearney ; W. U. Dclong , Bcnnlngton , IIAYIiIIHOS. . -3 > The I.llNt liiiiiiil-1-i. | Wo still have more fall end winter gar ments than we cai'c to have at this time of the season. Men's suits , overcoats , ulstero and odd ptnta for Icrs than actual cost of MANUFACTURE. Choice of all $ C.CO to $22 50 men's overcoats or ulsters at $3.93 , $5.00 , ? 7..r.O and 11.73 ; choice of all $3.00 to $22.50 men's heavy suits at $2 9S , $1 75 , $8 IS , $9.75 and $11.75 ; men's odd pants , worth from $2.00 to $ C.50 , at 93c , $1 73 , $2.25 and $ , ' 5.75. 50c Mice pants for 23c. We Invite jour most critical Investigation of our beautiful ex hibition of men's , boys' and children's bprtag and summer clothing. HAYDEX BROS. Tliri'o ( iron ! IlaiiKruiit Of macintoshes have beca bought by the Omaha Tent and Rubber company , 1311 Far- nam street , at about one-third their actual j ccst. These goods will be placed on sale Friday morning at 9 o'clock. They consist of the latest spring etjlea. We mention enly a few prices : Ladles' all wool Boston capo mackintosh , regular retail price $9.00 , our price $3 95. Ladles , all wool macklntcaheo Klrkwood shlo regular retail price $7.00 , our price $2.93. Ladles' cno cape coat regular retail price S3. 00 , our price $2.23. Men's capo mackintoshes , $1.75. Men's all wool covert cloth mackintosh , regular price $12.00 , our price $3.25. Those make a line spring overcoat. Mackintoshes and waterproofs for girls and bojii , all styles and all prices. Come early and get a good election. OMAHA TENT AND RUBBER CO. , 1311 Farnam St. Tii B COLOR \no sruciAi , . " 1'anlent Train ( o Dourer Via the 1 UNION PACIFIC. Leaves Omaha at 11:55 : p. m. ONLY TRAIN OMAHA TO DENVER having buffet , smoking and library care. Sleeper on westbound train will bo open to traveling public nt 9 p. m. , and persons bound for Colorado points need not wait until train leaves at midnight before re tiring. For full Information call at city ticket office. No. 1302 Farnam street. PIUHIHRSS or THI : . .ncvisn FA i n. Amateur Thi-ntrli-al Performance ( he 1'Viituri ? I.aHt Kvi-iiliiKT. As the week's fair given by the women of Temple Israel progresses , Metropolitan hall becomes more crowded each evening with those who are 1'iterested in all its attrac tions from artistic fancy work to excellent act'ng. The event In the latter line planned for last night was the farce , "Professor Bax ter's Great In\ention , " given by a good cast of local talent. ] The role of the inventor was taken by Mr. II. B. Rose , who Is peen Iti his laboratory shortly after the Invention of a youth-renew ing electrical device. A party of aged per sons apply to him for treatment , each desir ing to ccnceal his presence from the other. Miss Dolly Polack made a very natural portrayal trayal of the frivolous old maid and Miss Minnie Lehman was good ns her elder and more dignified sister. Simon Goetz , deaf tnd Infirm for the occasion , was n popular char acter , especially after ho had been overdone In the electrical oven and transformed Into a schoolboy of tender years. Mrs , A. D. Brandcls net forth the ilrlsh servant with a skill not usual in en amateur performance. A grand sacred concert will be held this evening , at which very good music will bo heard. Amcng those on the program are Mesdamcs Sundcrland , Ely and Calm , Misa Jcssyo Lobman and Messrs. Martin Cain , Wllklns and Rawellffe. The featUItles will cloi-o Saturday night with a grand ball. llnj- Hun Otrr. George Abdole , an Armenian boy , 10 years old , was run over by a laundry wagon Inst night at Thirteenth and Mason streets. He was taken to his homo at 1001 South Thir teenth street and found to lie painfully cut and bruised on the head and shoulders. The name of the driver was not learnej. Kidney and Uric Acid Troubles Quickly Cured. You May Have a Sample Bottle of the Great Discovery of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root Sent Free by Mail. Men and women doctor their troubles so often without benefit , that they get dis couraged and skeptical. In most such cases serious mistakes ore made In doctoring and In not knowing what our trouble Is or what makes us sick. The unmUtakablo evidences of kidney trouble are pain or dull ache Itt the back , too frequent desire to pass water , scanty supply , smarting Irritation. An kid- ncy disease advances the face looks sallower or pale , puffa or dark circles under the eyes the fcet swell and sometimes the heart aches badly. Should further evidence be needed to find , out the cause of sick ness then eet urlno aside ( or twenty-four hours ; If there U a ledtroent or fettling It Is also convincing proof thcl our kidneys and bladder nee.1 doctoring , A fact often overlooked Is that women Buffer as much from kidney aud bladder trouble as men Oi Kllmer'a Bwamp Root Is the discov ery ot the eminent physician and scientist and ta not recommenced for everything , but 111' CAM ! of kidney and bladder disorders or troubles due to uric add and weak kldneya , such a catarrh of the bladder , gravel , rheumatism and Hrlght's Disease , which Is the worst form of klduoy troublo. It corrects Inability to hold urlno and smarting in passing It , end promptly overcomes that unpleasant neces sity of being compelled to get up many times during the night. The inlld and extraordinary effect of thlfl great remedy la soon re alized. U stands the tlghest for Its wonderful cuies. Sold by druggists , price fifty cents and ono dollar. So universally successful Is Swamp-noot In quickly curing even tbo moat distressing cases , that toprovo Its wonderful merit , you may have a sample bottle and a book of valuable Information both sent absolutely free by mall , upon re ceipt of three two-cent stamps to cover cost of postage on the bottle. Mention The Omaha Dally Dee and send your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co. , Blnghamtoo. N. Y. This gcnerou * otfr appearing In this fper ls gutr ntte of Btnulntneii. Bee , 3-1-53. If wo don't double our trade in boys' and children's clothing this spring the fault will bo yours not ours. The loss , too , will bo yours. What with ( he vnluoawo are offering and what with the patterns we phowand what with the variety wo give you , it seems as if you couldn't buy anywhere else but here. Take Ionpimt / suits for young men from 14 to 19. Hero's one at four dollars and a half 'twould pimlo us to du plicate from the same maker today for a dollar more. Fact. Here's another for six dollars that looks as if clothing was going down. It ain't. Clothing has advanced almost 2ft per cent in the last few months but you will never know it if you buy here. Jiy ju dicious contracts and by going without some of our profit we are holding the prices down to last year's scale. Take this all wool suit at three dollars around town and see if you can match it. anywhere for leys than five. You can't. "We tried all we knew how to get another lot of them made up at our contract price but the maker wants more than four dollars for them today ; That's why we say that wo ought "to double our business in boys' and children's clothing. Maybe we will. We certainly will if we can get you to come around early and sec the long pant suits and alpo the handsome little suits we are selling , for little 4 to 8 year olds , at $1.75 , § 2.00 , $2.25 , § 2.fiOaiicl $2.75. Telling you about them doesn't give much of an idea. OmnSALESMENJANTED , 'SIS. iRKif' rKyThKJ : We wan ! men In every county ! ° . . ! M _ .jl . If your reference la natlsfactory VfMYILL BIAIU luu 41 .u.\t. bu iiperltnrr no- rtitary. Iforaitltal nqulrrd. Wo furnish a full line of camples , htatluhGry , etc. Atulluri for'the-tiatioitmipletooutfit forhU9lnc3. > 0 lommUtlon ritn jcucan rrgLlalcjour proN Ui loaultjourkelf.ao lloubo tollooiplfiniait. Tills 10 not ono of tlio many catchy udrcrtlfe- rnuita foraKenta , hut ono of thoifryffw ndicrtlirnpala ofrrlnga rurw fit.orlunltj | to if tor * " ' . ' "f.VtfiiiL'n'a. " ? Wo are th ° Largest Tailors-for-lho.Trado In America. \\o inako tomeasureovtr xi.mMbultflaitiiuall } . \ \ o ociuiij cmlio tmool tholaiccii batlliisublockBlntlilcaKO. Wolx-for srnutoTh D k oCloumirct.ln lhlr.no , .nrKipin. orBtljroidlo. Intlilcifo.mjrulJcntof ( ult.to. lleforo cnmtclnit ilth ii * , rltn to ny , friend In Clilcniro nnd auk tlicm to como ami FeouMhen rlto vnu ir U l n ll r i nor- > itunlljloli eur Btt ilTlll1hlla.lii | i' , inifnplojm ot. BETTER SVILL-coiuu to S LnlcaKO > ournlfahilK'0 utlwroro onpnitlnir ami U-mtlsllol p err ' - M true ami jon tin rt itod/nrrL iuU ll ut Dl u HALtsnKMn jour territory how our work pa > n.Vo reirr'to our lanuy BnlcDraontliroiiBhout tlio Unlon.Tlinr ill.Til h ALICK. Any ono or them will tell you liowprolltnlilc , how iilraiant , bow cany tl'O Ysork 1ft. ttorklnfuur own tounly W ( lurs In the } rar , - - oron't male Ifi IhinSS ctrrjdoy Bbotalltxpfoi i Wo want to ennageyou tutal.o Guhri ) lor our Dudfto.brdtr and mrti * Dte ( uklrin TallorlDir ( Men's BultB , 1'antB nnil OMKouta } . \ \ o put you In the \\tiy to tnkoor- \ ileM froiiialnicrt exciy \nmnlnjoiir \ county , it - - - - i bolter than * IhlW.UCOftock. - . . _ i you h v * no competition. VYa are the Larflcsl Makers In America or line luiteiu.flade ( Icltiloir. \\o tuy our ( rloth Ulrfrt from the lariiCft urfljifiin lad J Anirrlrau lltlli.ocon * tiol tJio product of oor- i-ral uooltn mills. Wo cnciatethomcbt ex ten- five nnd eonnoinlc tin- Ion Tailoring iilnnts In thDiirkoofnajt-KMirilfr fcolu lo tS.OO and up. wanll 1'anla from ill.6O lo 15.00 , prices an law lint Btarlj tfrrsona la yoor conoty vlll Le Rind to order aad neuirc * > r kr4bronaoIourrali moi.Mr.C.M.Talbott , WE FURNISH YOU 1 oC Vroka. C'al. It shows lilm nt worlc takIng - [ Ing order ! for our custom inado tailoring. a Iarvfliau4liuln , aad rx * ? Mr. Talbott's Bales have run oreril,200pcrinonthhlncftrnlnpiOTerS300 ; 'nonth. Ftntlie cloth bound book Hunrlrodsmordtrodoing Jtittaa well. tVomorclrhliowtliU rlrturo and utatcnicnt coatalalDt line tlalh lot hl binlnoiis u he chanroij to tend n thla rlftnrc. YOU CAh' inaplraoroiir tallrolloo tilvi'tunUereaohdosorlptlonBoyoucanlllllnsourown clllnKtirlees , nrranslnK your profit to suit yourtclf. As Boon M you havorccctTCtl your Hj iimpl. book m4 ( mtril ouint ami IIKTO read our book of Instructions caro- fullr and marked In your relllnK prlioj ou are ready for tiuhlncio anil ran begin taking or Jen fromcreryono In your town. At your 10 w rrliei bUBlucui menarrur , laborera , and In fact every ono will order their Bulls mailc You can take sovcral orciera orer > day at ft i 0ft profit OB rflfhot < lrrrorifrioDe will bo nstonlilirdat your low prlcri. Vnii Ranttirn Nn Mnnnv . Just t Uo tlioordora undfi'nd them to UB.wowlllmako tioRarmentbnlthln6il ! jBRnt ( IOU naquirono munuy. eon(1 ( Hreottoyourcustomerg by eipresB C.O. I > . , inblfcllo itmlnillon ted > i > | ire l it your Bolllnit prlco , and collect your full ( elllna prlce.and every weelc we will rend > ou ar bccl : for all your profit , being the dluerenco between our net confidential price to you and the prlco > ou void at. Ton ntcj collect no moor/ . dvllterno fooilt , simply goonliUlag ordrn , 4dlair a liberal profll , and * e drllrtr the f ooda , colltrt all Ibe don ? * ana e.tr/nrfk pronpllrtfi" ! lou In cue roucIfhfck ; Jour full proOtforlbinKtV. Nearly all our BOOll don got a chock from us of at least * 4O.OO every week In the yonr. f\tt"TKlT IQ I7RPP ° ' "ako no charge for the bin book nni complete outfit , but ai each VJU I fl I IO I r CC. outfit cottH us MtrraldolUnto pctup.to prutecl oun.olves aialiit.l many who would linposo on u hvfondinif for the outfit with no Intention of vriirtlnit , l > ut inertly out of Idle curlorlty , AS A GUARANTEE of Rood filth on the part of every applicant , wo require you to nil out the blank lines below , Klrlnir tlio nameaof two parties a * refercnco.and further a minx to pay tm : HOLlai ; and eipresi charges for the outfit when received , IE found aa represented and really a pure way of malting blc wagee. The 11,00 you agrto to pay when outfit la received doca not begin to pay the co t to UBbut Insures UB you mean bus. lnc * < * . t will refund your H eon atyourordrn bRT amounted to 931 , whirh amount ) ou fan take thi lint da ? you work. tUTFill OBt th f ll wlB llu * eart full f , tlfn ronr name , fat uat and lend to n , and th outfit will b * arnttovou at one l AMERICAN WOOLEN MILI.3 CO. , Katerprlio nolljlof , CHICAGO. ILL. GENTLEMEN : Please tend me by express , C. 0. 0. , subject to examination , your Big Cloth Sampta Book and Complete Salesman' * Outfit. I agree to examine It at the express office and illund exactly ns represented and I ( eel lean make good big wages takingorders lor you , I agree to pay the express agent , as a guarantee ol good laith , and to sfiow I menn business , ONE DOLLAR and express charges , with ( he understanding - standing the Ono Dollar Is to be refunded to me as soon as my sales have amounted to $25.00. II not found a * represented and I am not perfectly satisfied I shall not take the outfit or pay one cent. Sign your n&mo on above line. "jlimo'oiroVtofflce/County / n i"btat'onaboTo'llne. . ' Your at o Nationality On above two Mnti Klvo as rcfcrenro the names of two men ovcr l yearn of aifo whokuow you ono > tar or Harried or Single longer. MILLS CO. , Entcrprlie Building , CHICAGO , ILL. Tatar Baalim IhllSrmla tborooitly nllablr , tM oScr la ODoaBde honoraklo aad liberal and a fraad opftrlaall ; fof ladMlrlom uea lo eel attad ; aad pr iUbl naflojamt. kdlior. ) "Middle of Block" Drugs , All prl-es quoted contemplate SPOT CASH. William's Pink Pills 33o Laxative Bromo-Qulnlno lie Scott's Cmulslon 60 Stuart's Dypepsla Tablets S2o Pyramid Pile Cure 34c Mermen's Talcum Powder Ho Lydla Pinklmm's Compound C3o Plcrco's Favoilte Piescrliitlon f c S. S. S pc No-To-Uao f-jfi CnstorU ° ' -'o ' Allcock's Plasters'o Carter's Liver I'III- 12c Duffy's Malt \Vhlsk < > y K"0 Warner's Safe Cure Me Palno's Celery Compound r c Hood's Sarsapirlllii Clc .Wo Malted Milk 3''c ' Ma Syrup of Kins 22c $10)Vlno Cardul lo Soda 'Mint ' Gum 2 for > > c " \Vrlto for Catalogue. Sherman & McDonnell Drug Go 1313 DODGn ST. MIDDl-H OK BLOCK. OMAHA , NCU. Carpenter's South American Will APPUB IN THE SUNDAY BEE Uf AotlliminifCUttE8 PIMI'LES. WOODBURY I2"-8'- RUPTURE CURED FOR . ! & $30. z o < t CC 111 0.o 0.o z No Detention From Business. We refer to HUNDREDS OF J'ATIINTS CUHEM PILES CURED In Seven to Ten Days Without Pahi. ONK TREATMENT Donarun WORK. THE EMPIRE RUPTURE : CUKE AND MEDICAL INSTITUTE , ( Buccei-soin to THU O. E. MILLUU CO. ) 932-933 New York Life Building , Omaha , Call ururltu [ or rUruhrs THEY TALK ABOUT HER. Everybody pays slio JookB like a queen how could she look oihorwiso Avlieu she iiersiBts in wearing the ; AMERICANLADY LADY LADYCORSET CORSET that permits per * feet freedom of action why not try ono yourself ? fta