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THE OMAHA DAII/T BEE : STJXDAY. NOVEMBER 6. 1808. .10
SEW BOORS AT THE LIBRARY About Ono Thousand Volumes Have Eecently Been Added to the Shelves. ALL SORTS OF LITERATURE REPRESENTED Committee Antlcl | > ntci an l'nr nil I'oNlltle the Dciiinndn of the I'ulillo for the Winter Clulm Already nt Worlf. Anticipating renewed interest in books and rcadlnE during the coming winter months the nurchaslnu committee ot the public library has selected the winter's sup. Ply of new literature nnd as many of the volumes DS have been received are now being put In place on the library shelves. There are in all about 1,000 now books , a small part of the number being duplicates of works destroyed in the recent fire , and they relate to all branches of literature adapted to all sorts and conditions of readers - ers from histories abridged and simplified lor the use of girls and boys , ranging along over notion , poetry and dramas , to scien tific and philosophical works , which only eages and savants can read and understand. The Idea which those In charge at the library have tried to follow out In making these new additions Is to limit the fiction list , confining purchases as far as expedient to the works of authors already represented on their shelves , and to work toward com pleting departments of literature such a history , biology , travel nnd science , where Rood foundations have already been laid by previous purchases. A little later when larger funds are available more attention will bo paid to making the fiction depart ment complete , but Just at present It Is thought to bo of greater importance to provide - vide literacy equipment for the many classes ! nnd clubs which are to use the library dur. . ing tbo winter. Claim Already nt "VVorU. Two clubs have already commenced win ter meetings ; they arc the Woman's club nnd the Technical club. Members of the nrt department of the former are studying the ancient architecture of Egypt , Assyria und other nations of remote antiquity , while the Technical club is devoting Its time to the sciences and the fine arts. Numerous valuable works relating to subjects studied by both these clubs are among the books Just received. Ono division of the Woman's club will devote Its time this winter tc. the study of French history , another will study Egyptology , with Mrs. W. II. Han- chett , and still another division will read up forgotten and unknown chapters of Eng lish history. Then there are several classes composed of younger readers whoso work will bo along the lines of study supple mentary to Echool class room requirements. For their use also new volumes have been Bocured. The station system tried by the library authorities a year or two ago and given up because of a scarcity of funds will be put In operation again this winter. It la proposed to establish several delivery sta tions in the outskirts of the city , where people who find It Inconvenient to come in to the library may have books scut out to them by filling out cards. Speaking of the tastes of Omaha reader * and the return of their interest to reading , the librarian , Miss Edith Tobbltt , said. "Wo find that the exposition made a tre mendous difference In the circulation of out books , for when there were so many other attractions very few people found time to read. Now that the exposition ts over we are becoming very busy again. There Is a noticeable Increase In tbo Interest of the reading public this winter In Jewish Htera. turo. Very likely Rabbi Htrsch's visit to the city has had something to do with this , and SSangwlU's lecture tour In the United States , his Interesting talcs of the Ohctto , have had their part In creating this Interest. IlloRrniihy Drinvn Itn Share. "Probahly readers show most Interest In fiction , but biographical and historical works have found a greater number of readen this fall than previously. It seems that the death of the century's greatest states men , Gladstone and Bismarck , bos directed Interest to the lives of ether antabla men , as well as to their own. Then the result ot the Spanish war , while it served for a tlmo to create Interest In the history ot Spain and her colonies , has been to causb readers to take an unprecedented Interest In the political history of the European powers. Pupils of tbo public schools also are great students of history , many of them being required by their teachers to do his torical reading outside the class room. Thb most popular books In this line are Flake's histories , Channlng's and Hlgglnson's. Among the books of older historians that have recently been purchased are those ot Justin McCarthy , Elizabeth Latlmor ana Bradley. "Tho theaters ot the winter season also cause an increase ot reading because many people llko to post themselves on the dramas before going to sco them presented on the stage. "The fact that there are so many good books among tbo year's works ot fiction ac counts for the unusual Interest In thlb branch of literature. Until this tall thcrt > have been no books that have been a crazb you might say , since last year , when every * body read Quo Vadls and the Choir In visible. Our new lot of books Includes , many recent publications by authors who have Always been exceedingly popular with Omaha readers. As Hush Wyun was BO widely read It IB likely that the Adventure * of Francolse will also bo popular and wt > already have had many calls for It. An other book that ts being Inquired for often Is Mrs. Humphrey Ward'a latest novel , Hel- beck ot Bannlsdalc. Of the more recent wrltcra of fiction , Paul Leicester Ford , Lil lian Bell and Zangwlll , are most popular. Still wo find that people never quite out. grow their tastes for the older novelists , Dickens , Thackeray and Scott. Of tbo French novelists , Balzac and George Sand are the most popular. " CERAMICS ATI HE EXPOSITION Some Uvldcnce of Advance In Art liy the Women of the Triiiinmls- Art presented no more pleasing feature to the exposition visitors than the ceramic display , which occupied ( pace In the gal lery of the Liberal Arts building and In the reception room of the Iowa State building. Council Bluffs was the only city represented , and It bfti a number ot very enthusias tic artiste. Several of their artists exhibited In other buildings , BO the size of their dis play was somewhat disappointing. A set ot \ - dessert plates In different floral designs was wonderfully effective. A square chop plate with red , yellow and pink roses a Aullch , was quite an Innovation from the general run of plncques. Although not In the broad style , there was a very pretty Ice cream set , which ( bowed careful drawing and harmonious coloring. It was an en tirely transmUMselppI exhibit , the only ex ception bolus Mrs. Vance Philips of New r York City , formerly ot Nebratka , who dis played five figured pieces which were much . admired , her "Cupid and Psycho" being considered one of the best of the entire ex hibition. Figure painting seemed to bo the general trend ot the work , mostly after the style ot Grutiner , which In many rases proved too auibltloui for amateurs. The broad utyle , nltu aweeplag ehsJow effects , was Generally used. Wcrtern artists excel In fruit and flowers , roses and grapes being especially good. A number of new shapes In china were noticed , but the tide seemed to bo In the direction of placqucs , nearly every exhibitor having from one to five. The nrtl t of Missouri occupied a limited space In the woman's department of their state. H could hardly be called a state exhibit , as there were only a few exhibitors , and the Individual dtiplays were email , A portrait of Queen Louise on a plucquo was well executed and harmonious In coloring. Colorado and the Nebraska State Ccramlo club had their exhibits In separate booths. Colorado used the shaded purples of the wild columbine ( the state flower ) for Us color decorations. The paste work was most ex- ccllent , and there were a number of original and very pleasing designs in scroll .work nnd conventional borders. A rose Jar , with small inlaid medallions , In which wcr& painted miniature marine views In settings of graceful and Intricate scroll work , with olive green background , was an exquisite piece. The large punch bowl with a flgur& j of Bacchus nnd n , profusion of grapes was > j worthy of mention , but the decoration was too heavily mansed. Battleships and flags In the background of portraits of Sampson and Dewey may be very Interesting from a patriotic point of view , but from an artistic standpoint they are spoiled. Ono could easily Imagine a dainty cup of tea with a charming friend while contemplating thb beautiful tete-a-tete set with pink roses , blue borders and gold paste scrolls of open and graceful curves noising over the blos soms. Taking nil together , the Colorado display Is nn honor to Its state. The beauty of the Nebraska booth would have been greatly enhanced by the use of a lighter background than the heavy col ored maroon drapery as long as the cases are ot ebony. The club is making vast strides ami the Improvement was easily noticed as several pieces have been exhib ited a number of times In the last flvo years ; An oval slab In Vandyke browns In em bossed sittings after the style of Grutzner was ono of the most finished pieces , showIng - Ing careful attention to detail and thorough knowledge of the values of lights and shad ows. Two striking placquos of iroaca and lilacs show a happy selection of back grounds , and these with the exquisite tlnt- tngs of the flowers made them look as If freshly plucked. What could bo more ap propriate for the decoration of a tankard than the Jolly monks with their rubicund countenances and their evident enjoyment of the social glass ? Yet It was rather dis appointing to turn from this work of art to a soup set with conventionalized borders by the same artist. A placque with snowballs was wonderfully good. The peculiar greeny whlto of blossoms In their earlier stages being well brought out. A set of plates with an exquisite lacelike - like design of paste work elicited much praise. A large placque with yellow , pink ind red roses and double English violets grouped in a pleasing manner was one of the most admired pieces of the exhibit. There is a general Impression prevailing In the cast that there are no very good artists found west of Chicago , but the late exhibition proves the contrary , and al though art lu the west is still in the embryo , the display at the exposition fore shadows a decided advance in artistic lines for tlio future. DISPOSING OF COU.VTV E.YHIHIT. ( liiaiitlly of Mntcrlnl to lie Sent to County IIOHliltnl. Douglas county has removed all of Its exhibits from the buildings ou the exposi tion grounds and disposed ot the stuff that was shown and admired by the millions dur ing the last summer. All of the vegetablco and perishable exhibits , ouch as fruit , we. t out to the poor farm for the purpose of replenishing the larder of that Institution. The Bheaf groin , open packages of wheat , corn , oats and barley wont to the same place and will bo fed to stock that Is owned by the county. The grain that was In bottles tles has been stored In the attic of the county house and will bo kept there for future UBC , should the occasion require its being placed upon exhibition again. The car corn , sheaves of grain and that In open faekages would have been l.ept Tor show purposes , but when It was taken down It was discovered that It was alive with Texas weovll , an Insect that has heretofore been unknown to this section of country. All of the other grain In the Agricultural buildIng - Ing was found to bo Infected wUU ilit same insect , whlcl It Is sunoonol was brought here from some of * .he southern states making displays. This insect ruined the grain for pbnllng , as it bored lute the kernel and completely destroyed the rterm. The Douglas couuty wool U at the poor farm , where It will be kept in cases and will bo shown o t'ln should there ho trn occasion for making a second display of the product. Thu grain pictures that were upon the wall at tbo back of tli.- space will be placed In some room in the court house and will be open to Inspection. The same action will bo tak ii with the sta tlstlcs , which showed the number of Irishols of groin raised in the county annually during the last djcado and the amount of money that it has been bringing Into the pockets of the farmers nnninllv. Inase those things should bo wanted by the Uonrd of Trade they will bo douiiuvl , provM'n ' this body prepares a place wh'ire they can 1 e exhibited and used as a itamln ! adver tisement for the county and Its agricultural resources. The county commissioners are at a loss to know what -to do with "King Corn" and "Queen of Grasses , " the two figures that occupied commanding positions upon the space in the Agricultural building. They are large and unwieldy and to store them will require considerable space. For the present , at least , they are likely to iremaln In some one of tno rooms of tbo court house. The three gol-J medals , one silver medal and the special diploma have all been taken to the commissioners' rooms , where they will be displayed for a time , after whlh they will bo locked In one of the safes and kept as mementos of the great fair. All of the Instruments and appliances used In the Emergency hospital on the expos ! tlon grounds have been purchased by the county for $750 , which price Is about 60 per cent of the original cost , The outfit Is said to be the most complete In the state and the commissioners think that when they bought It they dtovo a great bargain with the exposition. Everything that was secured at the hospital goes Into the operating rooms at the county hospital , whcro It will be looked after by the house doctor. Of the proceeds of the $100,003 of bonds votctt by the county in aid of the exposi tion , the sum of $300 remains , unexpended. This Is likely to be used up in ths payment of small claims that will come In during the next few weeks. The commissioners are all satisfied with the Investment made by the county and are unanimous In saying i that the county never spent $100,000 more advantageously. They eay that the county has received many hundreds of thousands J of dollars of advertising and that the results will be felt for many years to come. Miirrlnue I.lcennon. County Judge Baxter issued the follow ing marriage licenses yesterday : Nflmo and Residence. Age. Zachary Taylor. Omaha 60 Josephine V , Grady , Omaha 2:2 : Lester Shamblen. South Omaha 20 Clara B. Atkinson. South Omaha 17 ' Herman Goldstein. Omaha 29 ; Minnie lllotsky , Omaha 21 > .Jeremiah McGlahan Omaha . . . .37 Stella A. Flgglns , Omaha 21 ' Joseph Balkovcc , Omaha . . . .21 Mary Sasek , Omaha . . . . . . . .23 The sooner a coush or cold U cured with out harm to the sufferer the better. One Minute Cough Cure quickly cures. Why suf fer when such a couch cure it within reach ? It U cleasant to tlio taste. SCHEME TO SAVE CITY MONEY High Credit Makes it Possible to Lower Interest on Warrant * . OMAHA'S ' OBLIGATIONS IN GREAT DEMAND Hnp ( Mny Ho Dccrcnneil nnil City Ultoii n'Cnnlt Iliinln , Tlicrrltr Siiv- Inir the Tmcimyem 'JTlioufinndi of Dollar * Yearly. U Is quite likely that at the coming legis lature the council and other city officials will attempt to secure the passage of a bill re ducing ' the rate of Interest that city war rants shall bear from 7 per cent to 0 per cent. It Is estimated from the present con dition ofthe Omaha warrant market that with this reduction the demand lot those short s time obligations will not cea.se to any material , degree , while nt the same time the city will be saved annually In Interest some thousands of dollars. Omaha warrants were never so tnuuli In demand as they are today. They furnish an absolutely eafe and profitable Investment with the 7 per cent Interest that must be paid under the Btato law. So great Is the demand that ono-half of 1 per ecu I pre mium Is offered by every broker In the city , and at that figure the warrant holders are besieged by the brokers for their paper. This demand .Is by no means local , for the city treasurer has been asked for big blocks of warrants by eastern brokers and bauks. One brokerage firm Soott , Hammond & Wrlgley of Wyoming , 111. made a proposi tion to buy $25,000 of the warrants monthly. This flourishing condition of the warrant market shows a marked contrast to that of two years ago. At that time prosperity was not here and warrants could not ba disposed of except by giving a discount of from 1 to 2 per cent. This fact accounted for the fail ure of the attempt to get the luglslaturo to decrease the rate of Interest on city war rants. It was feared that If the rate were decreased the city would have difficulty In disposing of this short time paper. OillclalH Ilcllcvo In It. But with the healthy form of the market now prevalent city officials are again agitat ing the Idea of reducing the Interejt. Dep uty City Treasurer Fcad Is a strong sup porter of a move of this kind. He says : It was well enough to make the rate of Interest on warrants high when the city was young In order to establish a market for the paper , but now , with the existing de mand , It Is entirely unnecessary and In fact extravagant. Almost all of the big cities of the country no larger than Omaha have a much lower rate , some 4 per cent , but the largest number 5 per cent. None of them have any trouble In disposing of the warrants at that rate. For example , the law of lown makes the rate only G per cent and Iowa towns have no dtinculty In finding purchasers for the warrants. With a reduction of the rate from 7 per cent to 5 per cent the city would save annually lu Interest about $4,000 , a considerable Item. I have been urging still nnother plan b > which the city would save still more money. This Is to put the city on a strictly casb basis , following the plan employed by other cities with success. This can be very easily done by borrowing. In the early months of the year before the taxes arc paid , Insteac of Issuing warrants against the fund and permitting them to bear interest becausi they cannot bo taken up for lack of mcney , the city should borrow from some bank 01 Institution the money needed to pay th < running obligations. A note could be giver for the amount for three or any number of months deemed necessary and paid when the taxes are In. This would do away almost entirely with the present warrant system and would place the city practically on n cash basis. By this scheme I would estimate that the city would save in Interest about $7,000 or oven more , yearly. The money market Is so easy now that there would bo no difficulty In getting the funds at 3V per rent at the most and any number of Institutions would Jump at the chance to lend the money. In a word , the saving would bo the different between 3H per cent the city would have to pay and the 7 per cent that It is now paying on the warrants. City Comptroller Westbcrg Is also a linn supporter of this plan of borrowing money Instead of Issuing Interest-bearing warrants Ho believes that there will bo no difficulty In securing the money. The result would not only be a saving to the city , but would lessen the work In the offices of the city treasurer and the comptroller. The task of registering warrants , for example , would bo entirely done away with and the system of bookkeeping In this department would be much simpler than at present. CITY ASICS KOU rillB AI'PAn.VTUS. Wnu ( lletiini for Uxiicnnex Incurred mi I2.v | > unUlon CroundH. Although the city council has made a re quest of the exposition management that the fire apparatus used on the grounds bo turned over to the city In payment or the services of the fire company stationed there , city officials do not seem to be very confident that It will bo granted. At the same time a strenuous effort will be made to get the apparatus , Inasmuch as every city offlclal feels , that It would bo but partial recom pense for the expense Incurred by the city in connection with the exposition. During the entire five months of the ex position the city stationed an engine com pany on the grounds , which consisted of ten men and the second assistant chief. The place of 'this company doivn town was filled with other men. Ex-Member Dullard of the Fire and Police Board made the arrange ments , but It Is understood that ho entered Into no sort of agreement with the expo sition company regarding the recompense the city was to get In .return for the services of these men. It was understood at the time the council agreed to this plan that In ex change the city was to get the fire apparatus at the end of the exposition , but the city fathers have found since that they were mistaken. The cost to the city of maintaining the company on tlu grounds during the five months was $0,000. Chief Itecloll of the flro department declares that the cost of the exposition apparatus to the city would bo much less than this. Therefore It is felt that the exposition company would be doing nothing else than the right thing if thy should turn over the apparatus , even If they do not consider the fact that the city has spent several thousand dollars more In other ways in helping along the exposition. The request for the apparatus has been duly forwarded to the exposition company but no answer has been received yet. An attempt may also be made to secure the exposition ambulance for use down town In connection with the Police and Health de partments , but no steps In this connection have yet been taken. City Physician SpaldIng - Ing Is very desirous that the city purchase the wagon , as It Is needed. The city pos sesses nothing of the kind , sick ana Injured people being ordinarily conveyed to hos- pltals In rough patrol wagons. He has sent several communications regarding the mat ter to th ? city council , but that body baa not acted on them. IMI'UOVKMKXTS O.MUITII S1I1R. Wretrlicil Wooden Strip Intorrniitlnir ( inoil Pavement Mimt ( Jo , There Is a good possibility that the rot ten wooden blocks on North Twenty-fourth street , from Burdctte to Spauldlng streets , will be torn up and the street repaved with asphalt next eprlng , Councilman Karr of the Sixth ward declares. He Is now circulating a petition for the work , and he has hopes 1 that the property owners who have stood In i the way of tbo improvement heretofore will I sign. sign.There There has been warfare for months along ; North Twenty-fourth street , ou account of f Ita bad condition. The thoroughfare is paved I with aiphalt from Cumins street to Ames * avenue , with the exception of the strip men- tloned , but this portion la In such bad shape that trafll : Is almost Impossible. The smart merchants along the street have declared that this condition of affairs has gradually been ruining their business by decreasing traffic and have been trying repeatedly to get relief. The drat attempt was made In the direc tion of securing signatures of property own ers for repaying , but J. N. H. Patrick and Herman Kountzo blocked this game. Then the council was petitioned to tear up the blocks anil refill the street at considerable expense , but on the opinion of the city at torney that this would bo an Illegal expendi ture of money , this plan was turned down by the council. When this latter plan failed , Councilman I Karr again turned his attention toward se curing a petition for repavlng , anl ha an nounces now that Mr. Patrick and Mr. ICountzo have consented to sign. The peti tion Is expected to be filed this lull. On account of the lateness of tlio se. son the work cannot be commenced until next eprlng. To Attend Hie Chnnc Kiinernl. OMAHA , Nov. G. The members of the city council and other city officials are rciuwted to meet In the mayor's office at the city hall Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock sharp to at tend the funeral services of the late Hon. Champion S. Chase , a former mayor of the olty. FUANK E. MOOIIES , Mayor. Oily Hull HrcvItlcH. At Us regular meeting the Board of Public Works transacted only routine business. City Auditor Hanger of DCS Molnes was a visitor at the city hall yesterday morning. COSTLY KUUS. Clrenl Cnro niul limcnulty Shown In Their Preimrntloii ( or MiirUel. From the animal's back to the lady's shoulders there is much skillful handling of high-priced furs. Aside from the trap ping and selling and the making into mod ish wraps an Intermediate step occurs , and upon this depends more truly the ultimate value of the okln than Its depth of tone , purity of color or even rare breed to which It was assigned by the Creator. In con sequence ordinary skunk skins have been made beautiful martens at the dresscr't shop , while the rarest of sable has been rendered useless. As a trade this Interme diate handling has .been little affected bj the advance of mechanical Ingenuity. II still remains primitive a trade of hand work and foot work and man's labor. No mechanical device has ever been made to equal in delicacy and result this contact with human flesh. Machines there are for the curing and tanning of skins skins of the lower grade- rabbit and opossum , and the heavier pelts are put through a machinery process. But the high grade furs the costly skins , sable , ermine , mink and chinchilla , stlil are manipulated almost entirely by hand , and this , together with the Inctcaslng demand and decreasing supply , adds to the final cost. The work of the dresser is Interesting , and In stages highly picturesque. The skins .ire turned over to him by the firm who buys Its season's supply in the raw state. The trapper has literally skinned his game- turned the outside or fur side In , leaving the entire pelt exposed hence the old nur sery joke of "skinning the rabbit. " The skins are greased to preserve them from vermin and soon turn stiff. This constitutes the raw state. In curing the pelt Is first put through a soft ening process a chemical solution and the skins arc then tubbed. Hero they remain in the salt and water or similar wash as re quired over night , possibly twclv6 hours longer. The skins are wrung out of this bath and partially dried , then turned over to the flcahor. This Is another department of the trade and requires skilled hands to scrape these skins properly. This Is done on upright knives set slightly oblique at the end of a narrow bencu on which the fleshcr bits astraddle. From the fleehcr the aklns go through a greasing process , where Cue creamery but ter Is liberally slapped over the pelt , the skin all this , whllo remaining pelt-out , o ! course. The next departure loads one to the pic turesque detail of the dressers' chop. Alone cither side of the room are ranged large barrels of three-quarters height In tblc the men stand waist deep while sacqul forms the cover from the edge of the barrette to the man's body. This keeps In the heat , which , In time , becomes excessive , and in these covered barrels the half-naked men tread day after day and look as though they were practicing the couche-couche dance. With their naked feet they work the butter Into the pelt and fur and the heat , which emanates from their body , forms a most Im portant itcir. in the curing of the skins. A shuffio board fastened obliquely across the front Inner side of the barrel aids them in rotating the skins which In time acquire a high degree of heat , very surprising to the novice. This heat renders the fur soft and supple. Only a few skins ten to a dozen- are trodden at one time. When the butter dance stops the eklnt are removed to a drying room and spread over the floor. At the right point of dry ness they are gathered together and taken to the sawdust room. This sawdust Is in truth pulverized wood , as flue In quality as cornstarch. Sometimes It Is of mahogany , sometimes of rosewood. The latter , how ever , contains so much acridity that It Is used' more sparingly. For the dlf. feront sorts of furs different dusts are used wood dust for the darker coata and flour and marble duet for ermine. This wood dust la expensive and the supply limited. In the curing season It becomes a serious Item in the dresser's trade. As only 10 per cent of the butter is actually absorbed by the pelt , the rest cling , ing to the fur , the dust Is worked very thor oughly Into the greaced fur and cleanses it of tha butter and renders the fur soft and ellky. The first mechanical labor Is here Introduced , when the skins with a copious supply of dust are thrown lute a big re. volvlng tub which imitates cloavly the rota tlon of treading and by pacing over cells of steam pipes gets warmth similar to the heat of the trcader's body. The fura and dust are revolved rapidly until BUlflcluut dust haa been taken up , when they are dumpea out , picked up separately and given a deft shako and the band labor Is again coifed Into use. The skins are spread to air , beaten , turned fur out and given to tbo comber. He finishes the ellky coats ; evens up nklus tea a point of symmetry. For with the Indlun trapper a hind leg comes very handy for his chief or to work Into hU tribal robes , and many a four-legged animal arrives with a three-legged skin at the dresser's shop. Then half of the hind leg Is deftly sewed to the trunk and the &km Is dressed. With the above process faithfully worked out the fur Is never fulled or cottony. This system and the honesty of the trade has won for the American dresser a front rank In the curing of skins. Except for broad tall or unborn Persian lamb and the treating of the Persian lamb Itself , which Is ex celled only lu Lcipslg , and the London dye ing of seal , which our climate and cheinlca condition of the water make Impossible , the United States of America leads today In the curing and tanning and dressing of turn as Its women do In creating the greatest demands and the most appreciative fur mar ket. Didn't Want to ( In Hunter- . Somervlllo Journal : First Reporter Where are you going to , old man ? Second Reporter Oh. I'm Just going to - ' rant to get some supper It's halt past C now , and I have an assign. rnent to report that banquet to the preal- i . ' First Reporter Oh , yes. Well , I guess I'll go alone with you , if you don't mind I hav an assignment to do the Merchants club dinner at the game time. RGHARD & fflflRPET Dead our iidvertlsc- I > cud our advertise- ments they are 0 incuts they arc money savers for you. WILHELM U COMPANY money savers for you. 1114.10.18 Douglas St. Do you read advertisements ? Some advertisements mean what they say , and say what they Why Not ? moan. You are not alive to your interests if you ignore our ad vertisements this month if you are going to need carpets or furni ture. December is the holiday month our stock of furniture on the first floor must give way to make room for Santa Clans and his remarkable ft ts there is but ono way as every available inch from basement to 4th floor is now filled with goods Wo will make room by selling Carpets and Furniture this month so low that you can't got away from the great temptations Watch our adds closely , there are going to bo some splendid val ues ail this month. Some values that will take precedent : 9x12 Byzantlno Kugi , good val-on fin UP at | 2T.50-speclaI 6U.UU 0x12 Hanspun Jute Smyrna Ro- servlble Kug-y , good value , at 1O (10 $10.00 ifc.UU Miter IlUKs , square 3-9x3-9 Brussels , Velvet & Axmlnster A good lot and very cheap Jl.DO , 11.23 , 41.00 and French Wilton RUBS , 27x54 , very choice , good value nt $6.00 O 7 K -special Jii J Delft Blue Jnpnnoso Rugs , 1 f\\ ( best quality ) 2(1x51 ( lgUU Kulah Reversible Wool Rugs , 17 30x00 , good value at $2.25 i.JJ Kulah Reversible Wool Rut , * ' , 9 R i G feet , good value nt $1.00. . . . * Kulah Reversible Wool I tug * , 9 K ( 35x72 , good value at $3.75 . t.J Biitterworth Reversible itoral Wilton Rucs.36xC4 luctiPS , ffood vnluo nt $7.50 very special. . . . Heavy Wool Art Square , 3x7 A Sift yards . tiUU Heavy Wool Art Squares 7 TK 2x3 yards . J.tJ Heavy Wool Art Square Q flfl 4x3 yards . J.UU Heavy Wool Art Squares | O 7R 4x1 yards . l * D Heavy Wool Art Squares tfi flft 4x5 yards . IU.UU Oil Cloth , square yard , 17o , 20o , 9 ftp 22o nnil . < 1"J Oil Cloth , stiilr Rugs , sooil duality , 3x3 feet . Oil Uloth stair KURS , good quul- liy.4xl'i . . Oil ( . 'loth t > tnlr ItUR * . good qmil- 1 ' ) Itv. CMI . ? . . . . . . ' ' /.hie binding w Hi corner * nml tuoks , put up In ho.\e for 3\t ; oil clotli . Host turned mlRo , 4\\ \ ; iS oil 9flr cloth . Ul < Host turned cilttu , CxO oil 91 P. cloth . Jl ) Anew lot of made-up rugs made from our stock remnants of carpet all sizes and kind at prices that make happy all bargain lovers you must see them to judge the value ; Samples of Moquette and Wilton Carpets about H yards each 5" ? very cheap. Furniture Specials A few of our furniture specials this week prices that make selling easy and buying within the reach of all Parlor nrm rocker In Imitation Jlahotrnny flnlsh.cobler leather sent with leather cushion back. 3.90 Our price. . . . , . Couched that wo make to your order In any color , velour or 8.25 corduroy , fringed tufted tops . Folding bed lounges , onk fraino , well made and finished , uphols 8.50 tered In good carpet ; price . mantel folding bed , full size , with supported wire springs , nicely 9.00 t"iulshed mul carved ; our price . Upright oak folding bed. largo bevel mirror , nicely polished nnd carved , contains the best cell spring , the best bed made for our price 25.00 Ladles' writing desk , oak or ma hogany finish , highly hand-pol- This hnndsomo Inrgo comfortaule 4.50 Ished and nicely carved , worth all 5,00 full roll Ituttan Rocker , price . we ask , GflOST OF A GLORIOUS PAST Exposition Stands a Melancholy Shadow of Its Former Self. GROUNDS ARE DREARY AND FORSAKEN Scene * ot Life nnd Beauty Are Suc ceeded by the UcBOlntlon of tlio Grave Many Delinquent * Arc 1'nyinur Up. Six days of hard work have demolished what It required months to put In place and J now little but the empty buildings remains ' where only a few days ago the exposition \ was in the fullness of its beauty. To walk through the now littered and forsaken ave nues seems like passing through a cemetery. The life and movement and cofor are gene ] and only the gaunt perspective of wall and colonnade remains. To those who have seen the great enterprise grow lute porfcc- ) tlon and ripen Into matchless beauty the ' Eccne Inspires a sentiment of regret. It suggests the loss of something that can never be regained and to miss the stirring panorama that has reigned during months of activity seems like losing a familiar | friend. In the main court Itself the change Is I least perceptible. Tbo buildings are empty , I but undisturbed , and ono almost expects to ; see the people come crowding through the fates as they did a week ago. Nothing Is missing hero but the flowera , and even at this late season the turf retains Its greeu vesture to a remarkable extent. But once inside one of the buildings , the change is Irapreaslvo. The hundreds ot pretty designs that converted the bare wans and galleries into the moat beautiful effects have been utterly destroyed , and are suc ceeded by the naked ugliness of rough lum ber and a vast extent of flooring that Is Uttered with discarded refuse. The silence is oppressive , and even the lightest step on the Care floors rings out with startling dis tinctness. Ono misses the noisy entreaties ot the hucksters , the bum of machinery and the audible movement of the bustling crowds. Even the few guards that remain to stalk back and forth In the desolated structures only emphasize the loneliness. In other parts of the grounds the dissolu tion is further advanced. The streets ara covered with aU sorts of debris , anil here and there ugly vacancies Indicate \.acre pretty buildings have been torn down and carted away. A few concessionaires still remain in tbo International building to close out the remains ot their stocks , but these are rapidly disappearing and In an other day or two this will also be deserted. In the Service building the clerks and bookkeepers are ettll engaged In closing up the books of the association. Secretary I Wakcfleld stllf has his full force at work , but In the other departments a large pro portion of the employes have been die- missed. The Admissions department has practically ehut up shop and nearly all ot the concessions people have been dropped. Manager Babcock's department Is still oc cupied In looking after the removal of ex hibits , but the rush Is over and the demand for permits has almost ceaaed. Superin tendent Foster and his acaletants are still Kept busy attending to the buildings and grounds , but nearly the entire outside force of the department boa gono. During the tast few days the prospect that the stockholders would receive their money back has resulted In considerable activity on the part of those who bad not paid up. When the books were closed by order of the board of directors Friday night tbo amount ot partially paid subscriptions bad been reduced from } 27,000 to about $20- 000 , and the indications were that nearly all tbo balance would have been paid up in full if the opportunity had remained open. No action has been taken in regard to moving the offlco ot the secretary down town and no ono seems to know when this will be done , The present quarters are well fitted for occupancy and unless the- weather i f A § * i $ Tfte Bee9s CoSiecticn OF . . . . Of THE. . . Mow Complete IYTY-FOUR handsome photogravures covering every feature of the ex position bound in a hand some cloth portfolio cover. At the Bee Office Twenty-Hve Cents extra for express if sent out of town. ebouM turn decidedly frigid It Is not ex pected that a change will bo made much be fore the middle of the month. Munn. Detroit Free Press : "What's tte trouble between you and the main traveling man * " aiiked the bead of the firm ot the chief book- Morris chairs. Imitation mahog any tlnlnh , upholstered In velour , 5,00 extra value ut , lnrco nnd olesnnt assortment ot onyx stands ; ono we mnko spo- clal mention of Is a very iH'at design with cholco selected onyx 3,75 top , good value at our price , Bed room suit , largo full size with lurso 28x22 bevel mirror , nicely cnrvcd mid ( Intoned , consisting of bed , dresser and wash Htiimt ; dresser and wnshslnndv ro worth the price wo ask 16,50 Solid onk stand 21x21 In. , pattern top and pattern shelf ; were ninilu and Mulshed a winner ; price 1,40 Good oak chlffoneer , well mndo and finished ; not the cheapest ohlffonocr made , but the best made chlffoueor at our price 5,50 , keeper. "Can't wo fix It up ? " "Nevt-r , sir ; wo are rivals for the sun * girl , You know how bashful I am In com- pany. The other night at a little party they Instated on my uluglng. I broke down In the middle of the last verso and that Infernal cad yelled 'Encore ! Kncore ! ' I'd Ilka to utranglo him. "