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20 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUKDAY , OVEMBER 0 , 1898.
MASO SPEARS OUT FOR CUBA Tr , hfon of an Address to the Citizens of the United States. TOPICS OF VITAL CONCERN DISCUSSED Opposition ( o nil Army of Occnpntlon Annexation C'otiKlderiMl Inevit able Orent Ari'il of Money to 1'ny Troop * . In order that the real attitude of tbo provisional government of Cuba might bo thoroughly understood upon the questions of annexation Independence President Dartolomo Maso bos entrusted to Mr. Ocorgo Itcno , special envoy between the governI I incnt of Cuba auil the government at WanhI I Ington. an address to the people of America , t ! In which Is clearly laid down the views of hlmcclf and his cabinet upon those topics ' which moat vitally concern the future of the | Island. It In tbo first and only address of 1 General Mnso to the citizens of the United Btatca , and as such Is of great Interest and Importance. It has not hitherto been pub lished. President Maso wrote It at the gov ernment headquarters In La IJsperanza on September 28. It was brought at once to I America by Mr. Reno. The folfowlog la a close translation of the original text , made by Mr. Reno himself : "Standing In that unenviable position , at ' the head of an unrecognized republic , I Ihki myself encompassed by grave difficul ties and burdened with responsibilities which a feeling of solemn duty alone en nblcs mo to support. I have the counsel of brave. Intelligent men , but we are all In political darkness. Wo have hardly dared ( o take a step , lest It conflict with thu plans of the great and generous nation which The moment we can give to each nan certificate of Indebtedness stating the amount due him for his services In the caueo of liberty , every Cuban soldier on the Island will gladly exchange the rlllo for a lioo and go to work. It will require no argument , no persuasion , \Ve have had quite enough ot war. We waul now the wealth and pros perity that come with peace. It IB our de sire to pay the Cuban army for Its services aa soon an possible , not because liberty Is not a sufficient reward , but because tbo majority of our men will bo compelled to return to homes that have been burned , to fields that have run to weeds , to families that arc not only suffering for food , but are absolutely destitute of clothes with which to cover their nakedneui. The dis charged soldier of Cuba has nothing with ' ' which to start life but hope. Today wo can glvo him nothing but thanks and a promise. It Is our destro to glvo him at least some seed and a few tools with which I to till the ground. I "Tho Spaniard , soldier or civilian , who chooses to make his home In Cuba Is as welcome as any ono else , and If ho sees 1 Dt to renounce his allegiance to the mother | country and take the oath of fealty to Cuba ho will have a volco and a vote In the gov ernment of the Island. This rule will apply to all foreigners and Is In accordance with the principles of true democracy. It Is the purpose of the next assembly at Santa Cruz cither to reinstate the present government or elect a now provisional government which will have the power to dctcrmlno who may or may not have the power to vote , and to call for a general election In which all persons BO entitled shalf be given nn opportunity to vote without fear , preju dice or restraint. The result of this elec tion will bo the formation of a. "stable and satisfactory government" for the Island of Cuba , to which the United States Is pledged. roiiNtlttttlon to I Jo Ailoiitril. "The constitution that will bo adopted by the assembly will be , as Is the one now In I PRESIDENT MASO ( From a Photograph Taken During the War. ) lias EO unselfishly made our freedom possi ble. "Not long before the elgnlng of the pro tocol General Emlllo March , civil and military governor of Puerto Principe , sent a military commission to us urging that per mission be given for his forces , numbering 7,000 men , together with the troops of IIol- ( Uiln under General Luquc , to march across the province of Camaguey to the railroad station at Placetas , from which point they were to take the railroad and join General Illnnco In Havana. Permission to move across our territory unmolested by Cuban troops was asked , In consideration of which the cities of Hofguln and Puerto Principe were to bo evacuated and turned over to IIH , the latter city to bo used as the seat of the provisional government. Owing to our Inability to communicate with the American forces or to ascertain from the ( secretary of war In Washington whether buch action on our part would be In har mony with the plans of the War depart ment , we were compelled to refuse this per mission , notwithstanding our desire to oc cupy the city of Puerto Prlnclpo for gov ernment purposes. From the moment that America took the first step toward making the liberty ofthis Island possible we have done all In our power to restrain these ele ments which betrayed a disposition to place obstacles In the way of the military lead ers of the United States , and to keep In harmony with the purpose of her adminis tration. Neoil of Public FmulM. "Problems serial , political and economical press upon us from all sides. The starving cry for food , the naked beg for clothes , the homeless look for shelter , the sick and muttering plead for medicine and for succor ; nil look to us for counsel and advice. With out funds we are at present unable to relieve lievo suffering , as all revenues from customs find port duties are collected and held by ottlclals cither ot Spain or the United States. Of the latter wu make no complaint , because we bcllevo that In the end a Just account rvlll bo rendered to us. In a document Is sued by the American authorities at San tiago It Is stated that the revenues collected at the different Cuban ports under the con trol of the United States will be used for the maintenance of the army of occupation and for the payment of these municipal officials who will hold ofllce until the evacu ation ot the Spaniards. "Tho Spaniards , wo are told , are to go by December 1 , or soon after. Thun Is to como an American 'army of occupation,1 Eomu saying that It Is to be CO 000 strong. It Is but natural that wo should ask , Why Is this great army sent to Cuba ? When the Spaniards are gene who U It going to fight ? Surely not the Cubans , Such a though ) ivculd bo monstrous. You have encouraged us , you have freed us , you have fed us. You will continue to advise , to guide and protect us. We need your engineers , your miners and mechanics , your school teachers , your Fcttlera and your capitalists. When the Spanish forces c\ncuate Cuba there will be no more use for soldiers here than there will bo In The state of New York. Weli'iime lint \ ott"oiloil. . "God knows the United States troops are welcome. Americans , armed or unarmed , nre our friends , and consequently they nro welcome to slay nlth us as long as they choose. Our home Is theirs. Rut at present U Is BO demolished that U Is difficult for ua to entertain our guests as we would like. Our own troops are more than anxious to disband and attend to long-neglected fields. force , along the same lines as that of the United States. Our comparatively small population , together with the limited area of the Island , will naturally make some de partures a matter of necessity. To avoid the disturbance to social and commercial llfo which Is liable to talco place through the too frequent recurrence of national elections , a longer period for the term of the presidency will probably bo adopted. In my opinion , six years would be a better terra for the chief executive of Cuba. The elec tion of such executive by direct popular vote will probably be preferable to the sys tem In vogue lu the United Status through Its electoral college. "It Is the opinion of some of our states men that our congress should be directly re sponsible to the people for their acts , so that , In case there should bo an unavoidable division of opinion on urgent matters , that body might be dissolved and Its members sent back to their constituents for reelection tion , as Is customary In the British parlia ment. In that way may be avoided these unfortunate deadlocks which sometimes take place In legislative bodies. It might prove a salutary method ot keeping our repre sentatives within the limits prescribed by their platforms at the time of their elec tion. In this way also the people them selves may be taught 'to ' take a greater In terest In national affairs , and to keep in closer touch with their representatives at the seat of government. "The government of Cuba for the first tew years In many minor details will ot necessity bo In tbo nature of a political experiment. Errors will no doubt be made , but none which will endanger the Interests of the body politic , or bo not capable of Im mediate correction , "Wo do not claim to bo Infallible , but we feel justified In placing almost unlimited confidence In the patriotism. Integrity and sober judgment of the great majority of our people. "That wo may be permitted to create and maintain with our own resources euch n go\ernment Is our only prayer. "Whatvo want are railroads , telegraph lines , public schools , awmtlls , machine shopfl , factories , better houses and these sanitary conditions and comforts which go hand In hand with modern civilization. Our Island Is capable of yielding a wealth sec * end to none In the world. To the United States , which his rendered this possible for us , we ewe a debt of everlasting gratitude. | Her people are as welcome as our own. Her , constitution , her Institutions , political and [ economical , have been and will bo our models and our guides. Annexation In the Future. "It Is quite probable that In a few years social and commercial Interests will Induce Cuba to sue for admission to the union as a state , nut understanding and realizing as I do the peculiar temperament and con dition ot our people , I cannot but think that annexation would bo most Inexpedient nnd unwlee at present. I am well aware that a powerful alliance between Spanish politi cal and American financial Interests has been formed and that It Is bringing all pos sible pressure to bear upon , not only the peace commission at Paris , but upon thb ' , malcontents of Cuba , to compel the 1m- nicdlato annexation of this Island as a terrl * tory of the United States. IJut a thorough knoulcdgo of the true state of affairs , as well as of the wishes of my people , Impel mo to state that if such a step Is forced upon us now It may long be regretted. It Is far better to let the grounds In the coffee cup settle before offering It to the guest. "Independence absolute has been the dream of our lives. Permit us to enjoy this before compelling us to enter Into oven n more profitable or satisfactory stato. We have accepted the assistance of the Unltcn States In driving out the Spaniard as \ noble and unselfish act of brotherly love and humanity. To force annexation on us now would sow In the minds of many the scctls of suspicion and distrust. Spain has for years declared that America had no real sympathy for the Cuban , that she cared enl > for hla territory. Do not let her say : "I told you so. " Ilnnille with Cure. "It > Is my prayer that the friendly rela tions 'between ' Cuba and the United States may never be tainted with a breath of sus picion. That they will aomo time coalesce and become one , political- ! , socially and commercially , Is Inevitable. But let care be taken that that union be not marred by the ill-feeling and disappointment which would tie Inevitable If the mercenary machinations of the former enemies of our Independence nro allowed to prevail. I hope to llvo to see the day when the English language will be not only taught In our public schools , but will be as well the language of commerce- and of state. "Tho public school system of the United States , by men who are especially compe tent to judge of educational systems , has been found on the whole admirable and sat isfactory. Nevertheless , there are certain modifications which would render It better adapted to a system of public school educa tion for the Cubans , and such modifications will bo readily grafted upon It through care ful observation of the Intellectual training of other countries , as Germany. We an well aware that a vital need of the Cuban Is education. The only education heretofore attainable by tbo Cuban was that offered by the church , a cramped and Imperfect sys tem , which , when brought Into competition with progressive Ideals , has been found In every Instance wholly Inadequate , The I'rovlntnnnl Government. "To President McKlnley and the adminis tration at Washington we have appealed not only by letter , but through the personal offices of a special envoy for counsel and ad vice. So far these appeals have been In vain. It Is true that ours Is only a provisional government , that we were not elected by and do not represent all of the people of Cuba. We do not represent the Spaniards or their sympathizers , who sustain the name relation to us as did the torles to the colonial congress during the American revolution. But It Is equally true that ours Is the only authority , civil and military , which repre sents the people who Have rebelled against the rule of Spain ; the only government whose legislative acts have been respected , whose Judicial decrees have been accepted and whose executive orders have been obeyed during the last three years throughout two- thirds of the Island. "It Is this section , the vast Interior of the Island , with Its more than a million of In habitants , that In dire'distress now appeals to us for advlco and succor. "Santiago do Cuba and a few of the coast cities have been reached and aided both by the United States government and by the ngentfi of the Red Cross , but to the great and suffering interior nothing has come. "Tho Instant the. administration of the United States sees fit to rccogulzo us mil lions of dollars nro ready to pour Into our war-depleted treasury , with which we can relieve all suffering , pay off our army , carry on our government and become financially Independent of the rest of the world. Our- entire Indebtedness today , aside from thb amount duo our soldiers , Is less than $1,000 , * 000 , so that our start In political life will bo without burdens or obligations , except to the United States. ISxiiciiNcn of Government. "Tho running expenses of a republican form of government In Cuba will bo very light. Under the protection of the United States our army and navy budget will ba almost nothing. Nearly all of the revenues of the Island , which will accrue from & moderate tariff , Internal taxes , charters , franchises , etc. , will bo devoted to a perfect system of sanitation ot our cities , to the establishment of schools , to the building ot roads and to the general development of a free and Independent country. Falling to get from the administration at Washington even those unofficial suggestions or notifica tions of Its purpose and desires which wo wished , we can only Instruct the assembly > 's exercise Its own best judgment In regard to the formation of just and equitable elec toral laws and to call for a general election which will enable every citizen of Cuba en titled to vote In public affairs to cast hla vote for those men to whom ho may wish to Intrust the government of his country. "This government once established and recognized and Cuba's troubles will be over. Loans , public and private , almost without limit have been offered us the moment we are recognized by the United States , so that It rests with her alone to say when suffer ing In Cuba shall cease and the reign ot peace and prosperity begin. " FAC SIMILE REPRODUCTION OF PRESIDENT MASO'S SIGNATURE AND THE GOVERNMENT SEAL. Tim oi.n-'minns. Harvard's oldest living graduate , Dr. Wil liam L. Russell of Barre , was 99 last Mon day , und among the recognitions ot the event was a letter from his brother , who Is 91. The funt-ral of Mrs. 3. C. Harris , In Atlanta , Go. , the other day , was made a publls affair owing to the fact that the dead woman had earned the tltla of "Mother of AtlantaIn 1S12. by bearing the first j Dhlld born In that city. , James A. II. Bell of Brooklyn bavins ? I arrived at 83 years of age , has given his I private book collection ot 10,425 volumes to the library of the city , together with ac companying reading tables , cases and chairs. Mrs. Bettle Carrolton and Mr. Alexander Ferguson , the two oldest people In Indiana , are brother and slater. They were born In County Tyrone , Ireland , In the 1700s and came to this country Just before the war of 1312 , They are probably the oldest brother and sister living In this country. They came from a family of nineteen , and though Alexander was not married until he was 60 years of ago , he raised a family of thirteen , almost all of whom are living. Mrs. Carrolton raised a family of eight. They bad a brother who died In Madison county several years a no at the a&e of 11G I and another one who lived to be 103 , while I , still another lived to bo 100 , and another W. 1 Their father was 93 end mother 99 when they died. They have both used tobucoo i and whisky and attribute their long life to i Its Influence over the "ager" and shakes of pioneer Indiana. To Save Doctors' Hills Use "Garland" Stoves and Ranges. SOME SISTERS OF GREAT MEN Rival Mothers and Wives in Sclf-Sacrifioiug Fidelity and Devotion STORIES TO PROVE THE ASSERTION Itulern , AViirrlorm , Artlntn mill I'oct.i Who Found Their AVIncwt Couii- cllorn nnil Co-Workers In Their HIMers. Every great man has owed much to the pre-eminent love or Influence of coma ouo woman In his life. Most often this woman Is his mother , sometimes It Is a wlfo , but thcro are Instances , sufficient to fill a booh with stories , of the dominant Icmlnlno sway being held by a sister. Thcro need not remain the least shadow of a doubt but that the woman Moses took most deeply Into his confidence ! and on whom ho most firmly relied was his sister Miriam , a woman considerably his senior and by whoso cleverness and tact ho was restored to hla mother from his watery cradle. Miriam was certainly one of Moses' favorite lieutenants during that perilous business of getting Israel out of Egypt. She cheered the fainting hearts of the Jews by her admirable songs , dancing and music , and even the terse sentences of the old testa ment cannot conceal Moses' genuine grief when Miriam was stricken with leprosy , nor his enthusiastic pleading with the living God to restore her health. Certainly for any woman less beloved and less honored than his Bister ho would scarcely liavo done so muoh , for It Is plainly said that jealousy of Moses' affection for his Ethiopian wlfo brought down this curse upon her. She lived and worked appar ently to a good old age , and was burled with honors before her people reached the prom ised land. IlnniliurK nnil IloliciizoIIern SlNtorn It Is a curious coincidence that the sisters who have wielded most Influence have been always oMer than their great brothers , and he margravine of Bayrcuth , Sophie WllheU mlna , crown princess of Prussia , was some years the senior of Frederick the Great. She was a strange , passionate , clever and al ways a very unhappy creature , but she stands quite alone as the ono woman whom Frederick sincerely loved , for whose advlco he had respect and whose memory ho ten derly cherished. During his tragic youth It was In her ho confided , with her he Invaria bly corresponded , and Frederick had no gnat reverence for the feminine Intellect. For his mother he fell a respectful Indifference , for his wlfo not even a sentiment of friend ship , whllo his other sisters merely bored him , but poor Sophie , with all her faults , evoked In him a devotion and reverence that lasted to the end of her days. Charles V was another monarch who eald In all his life he had known but one woman whom he could trust In and rely on as he would a man , and that woman was his sis ter , Mary of Hungary. She was a woman after Charles' own rugged and warlike heart , and he showed how ihlghly ho estimated her talents and her virtues when ho made her regent of Holland and Flanders. A less masculine creature would perhaps have failed to secure Charles' esteem , and in splto ofytho heavy beard that would grow on her stern chlu , of her brawny arms that uould pull the strongest horse on his j I haunches , and her savage love of boar huntIng - I Ing , Charles gave her proof of the .highest , affection. Ho hid very llttlo of hla most momentous plans from .her , gave her an ab solutely free hand In governing the .ow country , permitted her to use an Iron hand ' In the attempt at quelling the rising tldo of heresy , and after governing the Nether- I ' l-nds twenty-five years she retired from the regency when her brother abdicated his ) I throne. Charles shut himself up In his monastery - , \ astery , but the brother and sister corre ' sponded until this greatest of the Hapsburga died. A * Convfortcm of Warrior * . Colin Campbell Is ono of the warriors ot our century who never married , but who found great solace In the devotion his sister - ! | ter , Marjory Alicia , gave him. Early In his career ho was too poor to marry , and every | penny over and abo\e the barest necessities of a soldier's life went to the sister In Scot land. She was cover a brilliant or a beauti ful woman , but the hero of the Crimea and I the Indian mutiny gave her all the faithful alfection that often goes to a mother or I wife. Ho wrote to her , among the horrors 1 of the Indian war he remembered her needs , and she , a crippled old woman , eat by his bedside when 'ho died. She lived un married , as ho had done , and Inherited a comfortable fortune at his death. Byron , like Lord Clyde , always wrote to his sister on the eve of any perilous under taking , and among the ten different versions of his deathbed remarks his sister's name Invariably appears. Byron In his relations i with every woman was singularly cruel , exacting - I acting and unfaithful. Ho abhorred ugll- 1 ness In women ; until he was a well-grown boy he had never seen his slater , and yet this hypersensitive , eccentric , critical and i high-tempered man accorded his plain-faced , conventional sister the only truly ooblo sen timent of which he was capable. .At their first meeting he had pictured a romantically beautiful woman. He found In the honorable Augusta Byron a girl almost ugly , but with the kindest eyes , the most amiable smile and from that moment he never faltered In his love. In hla most tern- ! i pestuous moments when he Insulted his wife , J I beat his watch to pieces In a rage on the I hearth and fuddled his brain with brandy , ! i Augusta could sooth and control him by a j word. Slio kept the friendship of his foolIsh - j Ish and almost unmanageable wife , and j i brought about the only Intervals of peace I ' that reigned between the pair , and what 1s j ! chiefly to her credit she uever allowed her unhapppy "brother " to criticise or defame hla wife before her. So far as lay within his power Byron re paid his patient and generous sister. His only child was named for her , dying ho left her everything gave enough for the support of his wife and daughter , and his "Stanzas to Augusta" are eloquent of deeper , truer emotions than any other human being over aroused In him. Though human , thou didst not deceive me , Though woman , then didst not forsake. Though loved , thou forborest to grieve mo. Though slandered , thou couldst never shake. When near his death In Greece hla letters to Augusta are lull of pathetic , almost childlike reliance on her good sense , her un failing love to see that all went well for his daughter , and that his wife could be brought to a reconciliation , and It was the generous , long-suffering Augusta who followed him to his tomb and fixed the laudatory tablet above his crave. I.lvt-il for Her Ilrotlicr * . A genuinely good , unselfish , valuable sla ter , whose good work meant more to the world of art than the public gives her credit for , was Margaret van Eyck. She was tha only sister of those great Flemish artists , Jan and Hubert van Eyck. To keep house for them , to grind their colors , to nursn , help and encourage her two great brothers , Margaret forswore marriage. This sturdy Dutch woman herself painted miniatures ad- mlrably , and was , along with Jan and Hu < bert , honored and decorated for the Fame , but , like Caroline Herschel , she had rather a contempt for her own achievements , anil studied to paint In order that she might more Intelligently assist them , Jan and Hubert apparently estimated this sister very highly and cherished her ten derly. They also remained unmarried , and the three He side by side in thr old town of TrcKon , undivided IB death ns In life. "I am nothlnc , I have dona nothing ; all I know I owe my brother. I nm only a tool he shaped to his use a well-trained puppy dog would have learned as much , " said Car olina Hcrschel when some ono tried to laud her own achievements. This remarkable old lady , who discovered eight comets , lost her temper only when any ouo dared draw a comparison between herself and her brother William. All she did for her adored Will- lam Is familiar history to thdso who know anything about the lives of great women , She made hie shirts , baked his bread and sat up all night In the open air breathing on her Ink to keep It warm whllo the creat astronomer dictated to her and sweat the heavens , She oven taught herself to love his wife , a hard Job for a jealously devoted sister. After fifty years In England ns his Ador ing slave , her heart was eo crushed at his death that she fled back to Hanover. Thcro she lived to be 97 years old and was burled with a lock of his hair , while , by her own arrangement , her tombstone touching- ! bears witness to the fact that she was Sir William Horschcl'e sister and permitted to bo his helper. Krencli nnil Oerinuu Slntcrn. When Fanny Mendelssohn died her brother Felix fell forward fainting ; for a month ho would neither speak , read , write nor play the piano , and shortly ho died. Ho confessed toward the end ho bad no wish to llvo since ho could not see his sla ter again In life , and ho was burled besldn her whom ho seemed to have' loved moro tenderly than wlfo or children. As an ad mirable musician this sister was of Inesti mable value to Mendelssohn , and her few compositions , pretty bits of fancy , ho loved to play as much as his own great produc tions. No whit less noble than these other ab sorbingly devoted and unselfish sisters was Henrietta Kenan , to whose cheerful resig nation 01 marriage for his sake her great brother Ernest testifies. Though an hon est man offered Henrietta his heart and home , with all that the prospects of wifely dignity and maternal tics must have meant to such a woman , she without hesitation lain tbo whole offering on the altar of sisterly fidelity. Dorothy Wordsworth was the woman who persuaded her brother to devote his life to poetry , and ns a guarauteo of her faith In him she bore all her llfo with Ills trying Idiosyncrasies. Indulged his humors , stimu lated his courage and played such a part ns Jane Welsh failed to assume for Carlyleor Mary Shelly for the great poet. UHMGIOL'S. ' It Is stated that last year sixty-seven lot tery permissions were granted to religious denominations In Now Zealand. Dr. Gunsaulus of Chicago would have the church "open a door large enough to admit a man as religiously great as Abraham Lin coln , however small ho might be theologic ally. " Bishop John Doane of Albany , whose at titude upon the divorce question has brought him Into prominence , never registers his last name nt a hotel , where his signature Is simply "John of Albany. " Rev. Dr. Joseph T. Smith , the venerable pastor emeritus of the Central Presbyterian church of Baltimore , will celebrate his 80th birthday on November 6 , by preaching a ser mon In the church of which ho was pastor for thlrty-ono years. Of Uev. John D. Fulton , who Is In Havana proclaiming against Roman Catholicism , tbo Congregationallst < says : "He Is the Incarna tion | of the type of Protestant which will do tbo least good and most harm lu that coun try j , now and forovermore. " Rev. Samuel C. Edsall , Just appointed by the house of bishops as Episcopal bishop of North Dakota , Is a native of Illinois , and , was at one time Intended for a lawyer , being 1 admitted to the bar from the office of < his father , James K. Edsall , attorney general - oral ' of the state. Caleb T. Row , who , after a servlco of forty-four ' years , 1ms resigned from the general - oral management of the American Blblo society. Is the greatest authority on the various editions of the bible and their his tory In the United States. He owns one of the best private collections In this country. The Pilot says that the pilgrimage season jubt ended at the shrine of St. Anne Is said to have been the most notable In point of miraculous cures of any In Its history. Dur ing the summer the visitors numbered some months 6,000. In July , the saint's especial month , the number reached about CO.OOO. Mrs. Anna Burley , wlfo of a Methodist preacher at Halnesvllle , N. J. , filled the pul- pit during her husband's absence. He was gathering cranberries at a large marsh which he owns , and Mrs. Burley preached morning and evening to large congregations , both of which were highly pleased with her efforts. Laurent Perosl , the young Italian priest , who Is counted among the musical prodigies of that country , Is but 25 years old , and Is the musical director of St. Mnro In Venice. He has already composed three oratorios , to which form of composition he confines him self "The Passion , " "The Transfiguration. " and "Resurrection. " The will of Rev. Dr. John Hall leaves bis property divided as usual among his wife and all his children , except Bolton Hall , ono of his sons , who Is to receive only the Income from hl'i share until the death of Mrs. Jr-hn Hall , after which the executors are empow- ered to advance to him the whole or any part of his portion , according to their judg ment. The following summary shows the strength of the Orthodox Congregational denomlnat'on In the United States : Churches , 5,614 ; min isters , 0,475 ; communicants , 625,864 ; addi tions on examinations last vear. 31,090 amount of money raised , $6,613,818 ; 271 churches make no report. These flsurca nro about the same as these of the Presbyterian church. In presenting at the Episcopal convention the silver "loving cup" to Bishop Hare , who has Just completed his twenty-fifth year ns missionary to the Indians , It was guaran- teed that It would never hold anything stronger than cold tea. The Woman's Aux- lllary filled the cup to the brim the next day with monov and pledges for schools and churches to the value of $3,000. Curious creeds nro to bo found In the ranks of Britain's nobility. Lord Pallngton , eldest FOII of the earl of Moxborouch , Is a declared Buddhist. The duke of Northumberland and his family , Including Lord and Lady Percy , are Irvlngltes , as are Sir Herbert Maxwell and Lady Frances Balfour , a daughter of the duke of Argyle. Lord and Ladv Radnor are credited with being ardent Spiritualists. The late Lady Charlemont was a Jewess , not by birth , but by conviction , and Lord Stanley of Alderly Is said to favor the principles of Mohammed. The Episcopal general convention having decided to establish an Episcopal ralHslon In Porto Rico , Rev. A. N. Taft , an assistant mlnslter of St. George's church of New York has been designated ns the first mis sionary , and sailed for Porto Rico the other day. Ho will make his headquarters at Ponce , and Is Instructed to care first for the American sick and wounded In the hospitals there , and then to minister to whosoever desires his services. No action will be taken by him toward establishing a church until directed to do so by the Board of Missions of the church , and until that time he Is re- sponslblo only to Bishop Potter. Ho speaks Spanish , and la an earnest and effective clergyman , < DlNcovt'rcil liy 11 AVoinnn. Another great discovery has been made , and that , too , by a lady In this country. "Disease fastened Its clutches upon her and for seven years she withstood tin severest tests , but her vital organs were undermined and death seemed Imminent. For three months she coughed Incessantly and could not sleep. She finally discovered a way to recovery , by purchasing of us a bottle of Ir King's New Discovery for Consumption , and was so much relieved on taking first doeo that she slept all night , and with two bottles has been absolutely cured. Her name Is Mrs. Luther Lutz. " Thus writes W. C. Hairnlck & Co , of Shelby , N. C. Trial bottles free at Kubn & C'o.'s drug store. Regular size SOo and $1.00. Every bottle- guaranteed. V. i Thill you will find under our roof Ihe mosl liberal assortment of Fall and Winter woolens in the city. A generous va riety of over 2,000 styles draped on tables , side by side , for easy and quick comparison. We're anxious to have you see them. Wo want you to com * pare our assortment with the average variety about town. We gladly offer you samples and prices for comparison feeling assured that your order will come back to us. The fabrics we offer you at $15 , $18 and $20 will compare fa vorably with the average $25 suit of the imitators. They are scrupulously tailored in the latest fashion the fit ting and finishing receives the same careful attention aa the higher priced garments and are in every way adapt ed to the requirements of the most exacting dresser. The fabrics we offer at $25 , $80 and 835 need no special com mendation. They are the best that foreign or domestic mills produce and the tailoring is in keeping with the fabrics. It costs as litlle to command a thoroughly first class tailored suit , as we sell them , that we wonder who can be satis fied with the shoddy productions so common. \ All our garments are made by the best skilled tailors of Omaha. TROUSERS. $4-$5-$6-$7 and $8 SUITS , $15 to $50 FALL OVERCOATS , $15 to $40. \ 209 and 211 S. 15th St : , Karbach Block The Misses Bell's Complexion Tonic ABSOLUTE PROOF OF ITS WONDERFUL EFFECT , Read the Following Unsolicited Endorsements. Philadelphia. The Misses Bell , No. 7S Fifth Avcs Dear Ladles : For several years my face was covered with a mass of pimples and blackheads. Two montlis ago I purchased a bottle of your Complexion Tonic from Partridge & Richardson of this city ; I have used now In nil thieo bottles of the Tonic nml I have not a sign of a pimple or blackhead on my lace. 1 can never thank you sulllclently for the great service your remedy him done me , for I had about de spaired. I shall recommend your Com plexion Tonic whenever 1 see any ono af- lllctcd as I w.is. Sincerely yours , Head Ins , Pa. The Misses Bell , No. 78 Fifth Ave. , Now York Citv. D ar LadieH : Six years ago n. breaking out appeared at my linger end * . A few months later this same brctik.nK out ap peared on my face. The doctor pro nounced It Eczema and Rave me both In ternal and external treatment. At times I thought 1 detected ome improvement , but the disease would nmiln break out with renewed vigor. Labt March Mrs. Uarnes , a patron of yours. Induced me to try your Complexion Tonic. I used your remedy stoadlly until August 2Cth , when my face and hands were tree from any disease. I have not used the Complexion Tonic Blnco that date end there has been no return of the Eczema. My gratitude Is too dwp for words nnd J hope that you will bo blessed for the great good yqu are doing. Grat * fully yours , The Misses Hell , No. 78 Fifth"Ave. . ' , N w lork City. Dear Lad s : Please nend me ono mora liottlo of your wonderful Complexion Tonic. I cannot Bpe.ik all 1 think In ItH praise. After the birth of my first child my com plexion , wh.ch had previously been peed , became' f < allow , blotchy and muddy , with a moth patch on eaeh eheek. My phyHlclait said that thin would pass away In a llttla time , but it did not. For years 1 doctored without HUCCCHP , until chance plared yoiu a.Iverllsement In my hamln. Voiir Com plexion Tonic has done what physicians and , Internal treatment failed to do ; my skin 13 now as Kniooth and free from any discolor ation UB It was before my marriage.1 I mean never to bo without your ureut r m- cdy anil will use It constantly , as It iinrees with my Hkln BO well. My husband also onclofifs a letter of thanks to you. I am : very truly yours , New Haven , Conn , The Misses Hell , No. 78 Fifth Ave. , Ne. r York Clt : ' . Dear Ladle : Kindly send me two mor holt led of your Complexion Tonic. The freckles which I had from childhood hava all vanished and my skin IH BO clea4 that my friends remark It. 1 want these two bottlitj for a friend who Is vlsltlnc me. Yours vury truly , THn MISSES UKLL'S COMPLEXION TONIC Is an external application , which when applied to the Hkln , has n rnust oxlilllaratliiff elfect upon the cuticle , absorb ing and carrying off all Impurities , which the blood by Its natural action la con stantly forcing to the surface of the skin. It IH to the skin what n vitalizing tonic la to the blood and nerves , n kind oof new llfo that Immediately exhlllnraten and strengthens wherever applied. HH tonic effect JH fet ) almost Immediately , and It speedily banishes forever from the skin freckles , pimples , blackheads , motli natches , wrinkles , liver spots , roughnesH , olllnoas , eruptions anil dlscoloratlons of any kind. The Complexion Tonle can bo secured at our resident nut-nts. whosu ad dress appears below , or can be hud of the Misses Bell direct , from their New York otllcf , No. 78 Fifth Avenue. The Misses Bell have placed the price of tholr wonderful Complexion Tonic , at Jl per bottle , and this amount enelosed In u letter addresHed to them will one bottle , securely packed In plain wrapper , by express : safe delivery guaran teed. The Misses Bell's valuable book , "Secrets of licauty , " will bo mailed to any address on request Ladles can address the MIS.SIH Hell on all matter * ) of thu Complexion ar.il Hyfflono In the strictest conlldunce and satisfactory udvtco will ba 8 N Address all communications and send all orders to the MISSES BELL , No. 78 Fifth Avenue. New York City. I.nrllex residing In this city can have any of tbo Misses Hell's preparations at all druffirlsts , _ ' En "GUPIQFNF" " * This Great Veiotobli Vitnltzer will quickly cure all nervous 01 diseases ot tha trrni-r.-ulve or * pans brouirhtoii by youthful errors or eiacsnus. auoh as Lost Manhood. Insomnia. 8permntorrho . Pains In Iliclt , Evil Urcams. Seminal Kmls- IOUH , Nervous Uoblllly. Pimples , lleadaoie ) , UnHlnt-ss to Marrr. K - haustlnr Drains , Varloocelt nnd Comitlpatlon , Stops losscii by ( lay 01 nt lit. Prevents quickness of ( llschnr e. wlileh lea < 1a toflpermntorrhori and Impottncy. Cleanses the liver , kldnoys and urinary onrnnn of all Impurities. Htrenrthunn anU roslores smnli weak orrino. (1.00 a box. Utortl.OU. Guaranteed to aurp SonO lor free circular and COOO tout * Date ! Mtdiclno Co. . Han Francisco , Cal. Vor sain toy Uj r , bulon Dra Co ? Omaaa CURE YQURSELFI Una lllirU for unnatural illirharc'-s , IntUinmMlooi. Irrllationi or ulcrratlont of mucous mimbranei. jCURED POR 25 CENTS 1'nlnkii , ami not utrln- * cnt or * ol uuoui. SAMPLE'S PR& & Kold b f OR a CENT STAMP. yr ent In r.lalu . wriprwr. J r iprm , prepaid f , CURO CHEMICAL CO. NEW YORK. ll.lo. or. 1 kottki , | J.7ft. r tir-uur tent en rr u tt.