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THE OMAIL FnTTNDAY BEE: MAY 3. 1903.
C f n f f " " -" r " n " V V, V V W W W L Ve mS Ss SmS W OOGC3833OeOG0ECCCCCCCOCCCCOCCCC f l I V ) 1 I TOK OF 0RC1SIZED TOES Daughters of American Herniation 0t Into Presh Difficulty. nrrAia rulctq is chasged w Memorial Caatlaeatal Rail rilkH 4 ra rerl leas Ceadltlea the Baa af Ceatea-tlaa. NOT' YORK. May 1 Tba memorial hall I conspicuous example of the manner In - which the Daughters of the American Revo lution In sundry rai have been premature In action. A certain woman gets to be prlT dert-general of the society. She forthwith fvolvM fttna great and glorious scheme and pushes It as hard aa she can In order to have the honor of attending it belong to her and her administration. When Mrs. Daniel Manning was president-general a piaster equestrian statue waa presented to the city of Paris. Walt for It to be piwatd In bronze? Oh, no; that would carry It over Into another ad ministration. So the plaster statue was presented away back tn 13W. and at latest reports waa still there, though decidedly the worse for wear. So It was with the wonderful Memorial hall, which waa to be the greatest thing of the kind ever attempted by a nattpn&l organisation of women. Instead of rais ing the fimds neewesaryr prorldlng anme wsy of assuming the indebiedneag sum c!i-r.t to complete the building, they got together enoiiKh money to make a start and laid the cornerstone four years ago. They want ahead until the' money gave out and then they had to stop. Today Memorial hall is in a parlous con dition. It baa cost, building aad sit a, alnse to UflO.OOO. Nothing about It la complete, Inside or outside. Portions of the structure which should b protected from the weather ana ex posed and are rapidly deteriorating. Ordi narily It looks like as abandoned folly going to ruin at an alarming rate of speed. The honor of laying the cornerstone of this rather premature enterprise belonged to Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks, who pre ceded Mrs. McLean. The society being all tangled up with the Memorial hall project. It la of course out of the Question for Mrs, Mdm to try to Inaugurate any new . t scheme which shall shed lustra on her re- Agiiae. The best she can do la to put through a plan for finishing op the totter ing enterprise of bar predecessor. Nobody, especially nobody, who ' the hall as it Is at present, denies that suoh an achievement would be an honor to . Mrs. McLean. Tha trouble baa come about 'because of her autocritic methods in pushing her plana through the convention. Hew Gnmsec. When It came to rushing through the re cent continental congress a resolution per 'mitting the board of management to bond the society in blank for the completion of Memorial Hall, some of the sober, thought ful members rose to protect. They were summarily Informed that tha resolution had passed, and the subject was closed. A prominent woman, who asks not to be quoted, expressed herself to a Sun reporter as follows: "I snail leave Washington at the close of this convention with tha feeling that I wish never to attend another. Until today I be lieved in Mrs. JcLean'a sense of Justice and fairness. I no longer have that belief. . "This subject of the bonding was brought tip early In the week and presented to our consideration with every appearance of fairness. Ws were led to befleve that later wa would be allowed to discuss It. TThenUt waa again brought- up. hurried over, and Mt hanging , with tha idea that the discussion waa yet to coma. Finally it waa brought up. out of order, aa I believe, but never mind that. "Mr. Lockwood read tha resolution and Immediately women all over the hall began Jumping up and seconding It. At the same time other women were on their feet de manding recognition In order to discuss tha resolution. The presiding officer enthusi astically repeated the various seconds, with elaborate bows In all directions: " -North Carolina seconds the resolution! New York seconds the resolution! So and So seconds! And So and So! And So and 80 V "Of course these women; were primed for just this occasion. It made a great con fusion, perfect pandemonium. In fact. "Under cover of thla pandemonium the presiding officer could pretend to be un conscious of the demands for recognition which were being made. She did pretend to he unconscious of those demands, al though every woman in tha hall knew they were being made. mtm spite of the fact that women all over Lb floor were calling to be heard and that many of them were in tha aiales approach trig the platform and could not fail to be seen oy the presiding officer, she refused to see them and without any delay. called for a viva voce vote. Aa soon as It was riven she announced that tha resolution had csr-ied by 'an overwhelming majority "The statement was greeted by a chorue of noea.1 Mrs. Helmuth of New York and one or two others managed to make public protest against the whole proceeding, but tha; mus a!l the good It did. It waa the moat high handed treatment of a convention I ever witnessed, and as I said before. 1 thirk it will be the last Daughters of the American Revolution congress I shall at- tea 1." Pusslbly the administration was more In fluenced by the outcry than it seemed at first. Perils pa the threat to get an Injunc tion against the society to prevent tha pro posed issue of bonds Induced a more con ciliatory spirit. At any rate, after some secret conferences, the indignant protest against leavir the amount of tha lndebted tjrst entirely to the discretion of the board of managers waa headed and the administration- consented to limit the amount to J-JUtl.uOU. Although this was admitted to resnove one decided danger, there were many who . opposed the bonding scheme altogether. While aa for the thorn which rankled deep est, the alleged unjust and Indefensible methtxla of the president-general, that la Just as sharp as before. Oak -Nelee, Ths department of philosophy and ethics will hold us last meeting of the season Tuesday afternoon, when plans for tha com ing year will be made. The outlines for neat year's work have j n about completed by tha literature de partment and will be announced neat week. At the recent meeting Mrs. MUUrd L-ang-f.-.d waa elected leader: Mrs. P. II. Mullen, anaiant leader: Mr a. J. M. Akin, secood aiiaru; Mrs. F. H. Cole, third assistant; Mrs. Jovph Ptivar, secretary; Mrs. Henry Milvni:. treasurer, and Mra. Albert Ed holm, class reader. Mra. Mullen will repre sent the d.artmenl on tha directory of tha club. ALL BJOIfi MARKED IX FLAIX FlUtliKS r 8 k9 The People's Store Is Today Furnishing More Homes For the Reason That It Is THE HOME of LOW PRICES Thla la a fact that we can subatantiate any day of th trsek. THKRE IH A RE.SOX WOT we are. rHltng th rreatest n timber of complete home outfit In Omaha, and It la chiefly RECArSE OF OCR LOW PRICES. Our membrhlp In the I'nlted Merchants Buying Prndicate controlling orer 50 store and wiios annual purchaea amount to $7.500. 000 cables o Tt c;RF..ATLV I'XPKRBO' AM GRMtTLV V.NDER8LLL any othor atngle strr or group of atore. Don't It stand to reason that WE MI ST AMI int llY CHEAP ER and that In turn WE CAX AXD IK SFAA, CHEAPER fft SIVF VOC FROM SO TO 10 ON EVERY TR.ACTIO M IF AT THIS 8TOKF. W ask Too to COMPARE OCR PRICES want you to kno for a certainty that WK ARE GIVING YOC liETTER VALl ES thah other at ores can give too. no matter how hard they" might try to meetotir price. OCR MAGNIFICENT CREIUT SYSTEM IS AT YOCR DISPOSA L it la REFINED and MGMFIKR It la tht credit sysU-m which haa lately been bo well tested and which has proven the salaried man's and the working man's greatest awistanre. COME: MONDAY AND INSPECT THE CHEAT VALUES WHICH WE OFFER YOU T IV mm. L $10.50 o o o o For Ib.s Extra Fine plete LED OUTFIT Com- Terms i I1.O0 Cash; SOe Weekly. Exactly Like Cut A splendid and unmatrhahle bar gain consists of an elegJUit Iron bed, exactly ss lllus tmted. made of very heavy tubing with large rrnimntal chills, the design Is extremely handsome, and the entire bed is finished In the popular Vernls Martin, which is f usranteed not to turn nlack or rhanee colors The em ortable mattrese has a heavy layer of pure white cotton on top. snd the cuaranteed spring Is soft and luxuriant. This outfit would be a barriin at I1S.0H. j 4 roous FURN ISHED COMPLETE FOR $98.00 Tents: tit Cask; S7 MaatUy TW IcstFaar looai fatfil ka the City fM,A,'. t K A 1 I IV f . 5 ROOMS BUR NISHED COMPLETE FOR $119.90 Ttraxs: tlS Cask; f S Meataly The Best Talae Ever Ottered la a Frve-Ieasi atfit l SJ Txurs: IS so ctsn WIIELT. ' Tor this Useful KITCHEN CABINET Exactly Ilke Cut A remarkable value snd one ttiat will pay for Itself over and ovrr a?ain In the time, lalvir and steps that it saves. Kvery house "1fe should have onn snl every h'is hnnd should we to It that slie haa one lint a large bajM and a larife upper rshmt atth glass d-x)rs. Is an actual I13.UU ROOMS FURNISHED COMPLETE S5.00 MONTHLY or outfits are complete ta vrsry he smallest detail, laelndiar sack tni Buyers af our outfits are aot compelled to go TERMS: ST.OO CASH; Wa are kaowa aa tha horns of tha outfit for of tha word. They lacluda everything, evsa to crockery, chlma ware, stiver wars, Ua wars, ato. elaswaare to complete them. lor Ci i 1 1 ! r . psa jry 7 S a.75 trays a Folding aad Ssclinglng Oo-Cart. BED DAVENPORT For This Hand somely Upholstered Terms: V3.SO caan; XOO Moathiy. FxactlT Like Cut This elerant Davenport Is made of solid oak. of a selected grain, large broad arms and massive frame-it Is upholstered In "P""."1"" f a special deslm. The upholstering exhibits the skill I of first cla8 workmen, snd Is done over soft "d'11"' springs Mskes a beautiful davenport dur ng the day arid can easilv be converted Into a comfortable bed at night. An exceptional value. mmmm r $10.75 Enys a High-Grade BRUSSELS RUG Tarns: $10 Caan-,50o Wsakly. Mad? of a heavy grade of Tapestry Brus sels Carpeting that Is especially noted for Its fine wearing qualities. The colors are guaranteed to wear exceedingly well. This Is an opportunity for you to obtain a high grade rug at a very small price. XZ3 REFRIGERATORS YV Are Sol Agonfa for th Famous Curnwy Lin. guaranteed to pay for Special Demonstration of Direct Action Gas Ranges m Entire Week COMMENCING MONDAY. MAY 4 Bomonstratlona glvsa twice dally, at 10:30 a. m. aad 8:30 p. m. Eemonstratlon will be given by Mrs. Irene Rogvrs of Boston, the renowned exponent of the art of cooking. Kverv lady in the city Is Invited to these demonstrations. Special instructions will be given and a fine menu la arranged for every dav. Liehionstra tiona will be given twice a day. one at 10:30 in ttie morning and the other at t.tO In the afternoon. Mrs. Rogers will explain to you all the good features of the Direct Action C.as Ranee and tell you why a Direct Action tn superior to all other gas ranees, ea pecially in gas saving qualities. Special arrangements have been made to take care of the large crowd that will sureiv attend thene demonstrations. A splendid opportunity for the young housewife. CARPETS AND DRAP ERIES Inrraln Carpets, wool filling. 0c values, special per yard 45c. All Wool Ingrain Carpets, sell everywhere at 75c, per yarn a Sc. Brussels Carpets, eatra heavy weight, 90c values, per yard (SSc. Axmtnster Carpets, very heavy pile, worth 1 2; per yard. 8c. Nottingham I.ace Curtains, good width. taiurs. per pair. si. Ay Brussels Net Curtains, verv fine texture. 15.00 values, per pair value. 3X a. 52.93 CC 7C For this Pop!'a Store 7 U.I f o () ) o o o o 0 o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o 0 C) o () o Q $22.00 o o o o o o o o o o o o o o n OOOC.OQOOPQOQUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUQOOOQOOQOOGQOCQOOOOOOOOOCCD Tha mutt f c gutver. themselves in a single season in the cost of the Ice they save you. The only refrigerator on the market with a perfect lift out Ice chamber. Every part of the Gumejr Refrig erator can be easily removed. Gurney Re frigerators have a larger cooling area than anv other refrigerator, hence use less ice. Ask anv one of the thousands who are using a Gurney Refrigerator and you have none other. See the special refrigerator that we offer this wee at the low price of Terms: TS Oasts Cask; SO Casta Weekly. will $7.50 101 a FAuNAM STREETS. OMAHA. The People Furniture and Carpet Co. Established 1887, ywayi iaireiaiZh!iis . 1 COLLAPSIBLE GO-CART Terms! S1.00 cash) 60e Weekly. f Without Hood A remarkable value t 1 at the above low price. It Is made of w all steel, no wood whatever being used in its construction.- there by mak ing It an IndlHtructthle cart don't confuse tills cart with cheaper carts that are made of wood, and are not lastina-. Folds compactly and haa an ' adjustable back, which can be ad Justed to a sleeping or sitting position. DIRECT ACTION GAS RANGES WE ARE SOLE AGENTS you contemplate buying a gas range spring It alll pay you to Investigate merits of a Plrect Action Gas Itinm- the most scientific ass ranire on the market today. Has ail the good feature ev.ry other gas range and many that oth iacK. 11 is an investment not an expense. is f-.xn ana n an Instantan eous action. See the speclaj gas range that we of for at Terms: $1.00 Cash; SOe O O o o o o o a of -V h'rs I J o If $1150 O O Weakly, and Mrs. Clara nee Earl Brink and small sod, Clarence. ,axa visiting .their father, Mr. Amue .FlalA i.5 '..'4 :'. 4 Mrs. W. J. Bryan. Mra. Leantt and children and Miss Ruth Raymond of Lin coln, who have been abroad for aoma time, returned last week. Sir. and Mrs. George N. Robeeta have gona east. Mra. Roberts will spend, a few waeks among the North, Carolina mou De tains for her health. - . Mr. Elmer Neville of SC Louis, who has been the gueat of his uncle, Mr. timer Neville of this city for several weeks, re turned Friday evening to his home Mr. Harley Moorhead and Mr. Frederick Thomas went to Lincoln Saturday after noon to attend tha banquet given by the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity Saturday even ing. 1 Captain and Mrs. T. B. Hacker are guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. J. McMuIlin until Tuesday, when they leave tor Jones boro. Tenn., for a two months' leave of absence. Mr. and Mra W. O. Poor of Hollywood. CaJ., who hava recently moeed to Omaha, have been living at the Rome hotel and expect to occupy apartments at the New Hamilton within a week or two. Mr. and Mrs. Lacey J. Pattereon of Mar shailtown. Ia., and small son are expected about the middle of tha week, to be the guests of Mr. Patterson's mother, Mrs. C. E. Bates, and Mr. Bates, at their new home on West Dodge street. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wharton, who re turned this week from their wedding trip, will spend a fortnight wHh Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Kirkendall until the bouse wnicn they have taken at Thirty-fifth and Harney streets is ready for occupancy. Mts. John K. Baldwin expects to move to Waterville, N. T.. In the near future. Muta Genevieve Baldwin will leave this evening for Chicago to resume her work in artiatic book binding. Mr. Jack Baldwin baa returned to New Hampshire to school, expecting to enter a law school later. Mrs. Will W. Hoagland waa railed to Denver. Colo., last Wednesday by the deafh of her sister, Mra Ingoldsby. who died aa the result of an operation. Mr. HoagUnd accompanied his wife and met Captain and Mrs. Stone and Mrs. George Hoaglund. enroute from California, who returned- Friday evening. Mrs. Nsnnie A. Daniel, who has been spending several months visiting In her old home in Virginia, and who also has been visiting her son. Mr. Hswlhorne Dan iel, who Is attending the Annapolis Naval academy, returned home this week, accom panied by her father-in-law, Mr. P. O. Daniel of North Carolina. Omaha, The wedding will take place the latter part of June. The wedding of Miss .Louise Kurt a, daughter of Mrs. Mary Kurta, and Mr. Frederick H. Loth took place Thursday evening at S o'clock at the home of the bride's mother near Benson. Rev. F. Rae bel of the Gorman Baptist church officiat ing. A wedding march waa played by Mra. Jaspersoa and the ceremony was performed undtr an arch of amilax before a large window of the living room. The bride was attended by Misa Margaret Kahler as maid of honor and Mr. Gua Schwenning acted as best man. About seventy-five guests were present, a number - being from Council Bluffs, where the bride formerly lived. They will be at home at Fifty-first and Plnkney streets, after June L J"- SOCIETY READY FORSl'MER t Continued from Second Page) viUlr-g the various places of Interest en route. Mus Lag will retura about the smdriie of sVptembea, Mra, Frank Dl Field and daughter, Jaojavia, Pros peetlve Pleaisrea, Mrs. Harry Davis will be hostess for the meeting of the Sterling club Thursday. Mrs. W. H. Garratt will entertain in formally Monday afternoon at her apart ments at the Winona. Mr. Allen I Clark haa moved Into his apartments at the new Hamilton. Twenty fourth and Farnam streets. The Young Ladles Harmony club will gtva its la at dancing party of the season Tuesday at the Hotel Rome. Ths Men's Social club of All Saints' is pi a Doing to give a banquet in the pariah house o'a the evening of May 27. The Temple Israel Sisterhood will give its last whist party of the season Monday. May 4. at I o'clock in the vestry rooms of the temple. Mr. Charles Martin will give an Illus trated lecture at the First Baptist church Frkiay evening, under the auspices of tha Ledue Aid society, of which Mrs. Howard Baidrtge is chairman. Weddteas aad Ragaseaaeata. The wedd.ng of Misa Mar)' Pt tersnn and Mr. Ernest Ferrell mill taka plice Mae i,, at the home of the bride 1 parvn'a The wedding of Misa Mabel Shriver. daughter of .Mr. and Mra. W. G. Shriver. and Mr. John J. Brown, jr., of Hannibal. Mdu. will take place June 9. Mr. and Mrs. W. R Davis announce the engagement of their daughter, Mlas Minnie to Mr. W. R 4Sh4Ughnaey of LUNCH WITH BACTERIOLOGIST Lawyer Listens te a Wise, re Disco arse aad . Latei His A pe tit. A lawyer who had Just returned from a western city, where he was interested in litigation affecting the local water works system, was telling his partners his experlenoes. and remarked that he had made a firm resolution never to Invite a bacteriologist or an analytical chemist to luncheon again. The thing happened very naturally," said the lawyer. 'The chemist, who happena to be one of the leading experts ia the west on water analysis and is also pro fessor of chemistry In one of the leading colleges out there, was called by my clients to give expert evidence. We left the court room for luncheon at the same time one day, and, of course, I Invited him to go with me. "The chemist accepted and proved to be a delightful sort of person while we were waiting for luncheon to be served. He told ma in his breexy western way about things that Interested me, and I was certain we were going to become firm friends, when the waiter began to bring on the food. "We had both ordered oyster soup, and I fell to with vigor, because I had betn talking most of the forenoon and bad worked up an appetite. Without a word of warning the expert chemist opened up. ' 'I have never enjoyed oysters much since my friend. Prof. , bacteriologist of tiie medical college, told me the re sult of some typhoid tests he bad been making with oysters,' said the chemist. T will spare you the awful truth about oysters, because you appear to be fond of them, but really I think they are very dan gerous.' "Naturally I didn't relish those oysters as much as I expected to, and I aide tracked them aa soon aa peaaibie for the next course. A perfectly harmless looking piece of roast beef came next and Immedi ately the chemist commented on bow much tuberculosis there waa existing tn the herds of cattle throughout the Immediate vicinity, and said he had been reliably Informed that the government Inspection of meat was far from what It should be. "My roast beef Immediately took on a peculiar flavor that seemed very suspi cioua I ste very sparingly of it. "So It went all down the bill of fare. Articles of food that had been favorites from my youth caused the chemist te turn up his nose, because he had expert knowl edge of a most derogatory kind about them. I waa fast getting the Impression that I only thought I waa .hungry when I spied the ke cream and congratulated myself that here at least was something I could (artake of heartily and be assured that I waa safe. "I had no more than started on the Ka cream when the chemist sniffed and aald: " 'You wouldn't eat that Ice cream If you knew what was la It-' "1 didn't 'wait for any more. I suddenly remarked that I had a lot of work to do on my afternoon aumming up of the water otk case, aud .grabbing my hat, I fled, making a silent reeolve t.iat while expert Lueinical and bacterioiogual kno ledge was very good In its place I didn't care to have It served with my liuu-u." Washing ton Post. ROUSED BY MUSICAL TORNADO Si age r Waeee Vole raw Beat a Brass Baa te st " Complete .Staaa-stilt. Late risers at the Grand Hotel. Indian apolia, were startled out of midmorning slumbers by a burst of melody that flooded the entire hostelry. Loungers in the lobby thought a musical tornado had struck the place. Employes feared a human callope had bean assigned to one of the rooms. Ail were confused except Fred Zwick, clerk, who recalled that one of the early arriving guests was Bert Morphy, a singer with a voice known by Zwick to be great enough to drown the sound of any brass band. "Just keep cooi." said Zwick to tha startled inquirers, "that's only a man with a voice that can drown the din of a brass foundry. I know him and can vouch fur him. He's absolutely all right. Just listen to that melody." The inquirers paused to catch the words that were coming from one of the parlor suites In a cyclone of nolae. The loudest singer In ths world was trying out hla voice on one of the patriotic songs he is to sing In the republican national conven tion in Chicago next June At the end of the song the singer welcomed to his room torn.; of tha Inquirers who bad been startitd by his voice. "Come on In, boys." he said. "I'm glad to see you all. Don't be afraid I won t aing while you're here." Thereupon the visitors found themselves face to face with the singer who cam- paianed for the republican national com mittee In 1KK and in 1900, and who ia to furnish the music at the coming national convention because he Is one of the few men in the world who can make their voices be heard above the tumult of a gathering bent on nominating a president. Morphy haa sung with, sll the big banda of the country aad haa taken part in every national event of political importance In a dozen years. The Elks' convention at Philadelphia, the old-home week celebra tion ot Buffalo, the Territorial fair at Pheonix, Aria., the Intermountaln fair at Bulse City. Idaho, the Actor's Fund fair at the Metropolitan opera house, the Ne braska State fair all these affairs heard him last summer and marveled. Indian apolis News. ing, however, waa singularly free of offence. It merely recited a resolution of the director and council . of New Netherland that a barrier be erected at the north of the settle ment, sufficiently strong to prevent the straying of cattle and te protect them from the Indiana, and "warned" all interested persons to appear on "next Monday, the 4th of April, at 7 o'clock." for tha prosecu tion of this work. It was not long, therefore, before the colonists were hard at work at the pro jected cattle guard, and within a few days It stood completed. There Is no authorita tive ir-formatton as to how It waa con structed, but there Is evidence that It con sisted mainly of un trimmed trees felled at the edge of the adjoining forest and piled together to form a sort of barricade, and that Its northern line, running certainly from the present William street. New Tork City, to what is now Broadway, and pos sibly from shore to shore, marked the farthest limits of New Amsterdam, aa It then exlatod. and practically determined the location of Wall street. Such was the origin of the best known thoroughfare of the western hemisphere. Frederick Trevor Hill. In Harper's Magazine. A PLUTOCRAT PULLED DOWN Haw a Mae Credited wlta Mll lioaa Shj-nak Before a . Banker. In a recent speech Senator Chaurfeey De pew related thla personal experience: Sen ator La Follette. the brilliant and somewhat Imaginative orator from Wisconsin, en livened and Illuminated his three-day speech in the senate by charging that the produc tive wealth of thla country was either owned or controlled by ninety-seven men. He not only Included me in the list, but had my name printed in the Record in brevier type, while Morgan and Rockefeller and the rest were mingled with the lot in the usual lettering of the official publica tion of congress. I came over to New York that afternooa with a sensation such aa I had never be fore felt. It seemed from such authority that the assertion must be true. The in dustries as we passed them, the skyscrap ers as we came near the city, the rail roads, the ferry-boats, the subways, the elevated and the trolleys all seemc4 to pay deference to the owner or controller of one ninety-seventh of their value. It la s marvellous thing to be one of ninety, seven who own or control one hundred thousand millions ef property. T j - Part of the system for the management of this vast structure are the alUedbankft I had a note corning due In one of them and was astounded by a notice that thla recreant member of the system declined to ixtend it. I showed the president the mom ig papers with this announcement of my wealth and power, and wanted to know how one of my creatures could treat me that way; but that cruel, hard-hearted ind rebcllioua financial tyrant said. "Noth ing goes In this bank except collaterals which are salable on the stock exchange and have a market value of 33 per cent higher than the loan." I am happy to say that with the aid of a friend I arranged the loan In one of the trust companies of the system snd my head resumed its nor mal size. Ever try "The Bee Want Ad Columns? If not, do so and get best results. HCW WALL STREET STARTED Ha sable Origin ef the Meet Noted Taerwasktfare la the t'waatry. On the morning of March tl, 1444. a man of clerkly appearaue might have been seen standing at the entrance to the dilapidated fortresa of New Amsterdam, with a sheaf of official papers In hia hand. It waa not an Inviting prospect which confronted the observer that raw spring morning, for the roughly built, woodn houses scattered about the fort looked sadly weatherbeaten, and the straggling, ill made roads and patha which served aa alreela were littered with refuse and rubbish of every sort and ankle deep in mud. The man at the fort did not, hoaever. waate much time in gazing al three dis couraging aurroundint!. They wort famil iar to him in every dreary detail, tor Cor neliua Van Tienhoven had been acreiary of the council at New An.aterdajn for many years, and if he had ever been disturbed by the prevailing wretched na-ss of t ie town, it bad long since teamed to afford him the alighleal concern. Siuwl) turning hla bark to the view, he ticked one of hia offi cial documents to the wall of the for:, and then swinging about and picking his say across the miry ground ta convenient tree, affixed another pater. Vai- Tienhoven s handwriting was easily read. Indeed, good penmanship waa the only quaL.rVal.on he had ever displayed (or his office, and that virtue had wholly failed to endear him to tha populace, who hated the very sight ef hs clerical fiat. The par ticular coUca ha had transcribed. thM morn- BUY FARM LANDS Begin today to watch for .Farm Land Advertise- ments in TLe Bee. It maks no difference how small the tract you can afford to buy. Buy one. There is no more profitable investment in the world than good Farm Lands. Land remains when everything else fails. If you own a few acres of ground in a rich country '. you can look the whole world squarely in the face every morniiifr. The value of the land increases as the population grows. You can make Ihe profit on the increase, or if your town or city investments fail, if you lose your position, or if your finn fails, you can always pick up and mow? to the country. Any able-bodied man who owns a piece of farm land can always make a living. The best farm Lands are usually advertised in this pajer. The men owning farm lands, who for one reason or another have to dis pose of them, have learned that the subscribers of THE BEE are always able to bhy ' anything that is advertised. a 1 ,