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"A HOME FOR UNFORTUNATES ,
" Door" on Upper
A Visit to the "Opon
per Oapltol Avenue.
THE W. C. T. U.'S LATEST EFFORT.
For the Salvation of tho.Unfortunato
and Krrlnn The Inmates ) and
Their Prospects A Noble
The Open Door.
There are a number
of charitable institu
tions in Omaha doing
a noble work for hu-
rIV& \ inanity. This article
' \/l\ \ P\ * treats of ono , which is
\\ji \ \ by no moans the least
worthy of public bene
ficence and sympathy.
At the foot of the
hill on Capitol avenue ,
street , is a cozy and
attractive brown cottage -
tago , unassuming in
appearance , and yet
pervaded with a quiet
air of elegance that is
"pleasing. About it are moro imposing
and stately edifices , and yet this pretty
Structure attracts more attention , and
is oftener mentioned in the public
prints than all Its neighbors.
The interior of the house is found
even moro inviting than the exterior ,
end the quiet air which pervades it and
the subdued voices heard would readily
puggcst a homo of comfort and refine-
Snent. This quiet abode Is known us the
"Open Door. " It is the place aboul
which some people would build a high
board fence and pen In the inmates as
though they were so many ferocious an
imals , although the Ill-starred people
txro only too glad to escape public notice
find thankfully seek the seclusion of
The "Opon Door , " which Is so little
Understood b'y the people of Omaha , Is
the only Institution of the kind in the
Btato and moots the wants of ono depart
Blent ot charity either slighted or ut
terly Ignored up to a very recent period
It is u homo for unfortunate younp
women a refuge for young girls wht
have been entrapped in the snares o
the seducer. It Is also ft training
Bohool for women who have been lead
Ing lives of shame hut wish to reforn
end learn some self-supporting and hon
prablo moans of earning a livelihood ,
Four years ago , Mrs. G. W. Clarl
was mnd'o "state superintendent ot th <
work among unfortunate girls" by th (
members of the W. O. T. U. On enter
ing upon the duties of this posltlon.wltl
tier usual spirit , she discovered tha' '
fine was helpless. She could talk re
formation to the girls , but could offe
thorn no aid whllo they were struggllnj
to rlso from the depths. She therefon
informed the ladies of the W. C. T. U
that it was needless to prosecute he
work further until some provision wa
made for a refuge for those unfortunate !
who were anxious to abandon thcl
mode of life-but who saw no chance , o
Improving their condition. She nox
presented the matter to-the members o
the legislature'and asked for an appro
jprtetlon of $15,000 , to build a-itate Iiuti
tution. About two years ago tnis
amount was voted by the law-makers ,
and the ladles next looked for a loca
tion. It was supposed that somebody
in or near Omaha would donate Bulli-
clent ground for a charitable
institution. . But , no ; everybody
was too crazy over real estate
and too anxious to speculate to think of
giving anything to the sweet cause of
charity. Mr. Lantry near Florence
kindly offered seven and ono half acres
and the city of Milford offered forty
: vcres. The latter offer was accepted
\nd the building is now in course of
3roction on the land donated. But ,
while this building was being slowly
constructed , Mrs. Clark felt as though
she must do something lor a number of
girls who she know were anxious to rc-
brm and conceived the idea of estab-
_ lshing Immediately a local home. Her
efforts resulted in the formal dedication
of the "Open Door" on the nineteenth
dav of August of the present vear.
When the homo opened , six girls
sought refuge there and since then the
number has been increased to eighteen.
Formerly , destitute young girls , who
had been ruined und became mothers'
were sent to the Home for' the Friend
less , but of late this institution has
closed Its portals to them and the "Open
Door , " so aptly named , has decided to
give them a welcome and extend to
thorn sympathy for their unfortunate
Some persons have been unkind
enough to suggest that this institution
was similar to the disreputable place
formerly kept on Caldwell street whore
unborn infants were criminally dis
posed of , but a moro cruel misconcep
tion of the motives of the ladles at the
head of the "Open Door" could not bo
Imagined. The institution is not for
the purpose of fostering immorality
and crime , but of lessoning such by aid
ing young women who have gone astray
to lead pure lives , and by protecting
them until homes can be found for them
in some remote locality.
Since the Institution opened eight
weeks ago , five births have occurred
and four moro nro expected soon. The
mothers range from fifteen to eighteen
years , ami the sight of yrung girU who
ought to be at their books In school ,
but are instead bearing all the cares of
maternity , Is a touching ono and fur
nishes an eloquent text for the moralist.
The girls are without exception pretty
Ono of the objects of the
"Opon Door" is to find homes
for the innocent little cooera
and to bring them up without knowing
the shame of their parents. The girl
mothers surrender their infants to the
home and they are given to persons
who promise to adopt them and sweat
never to disclose the parentage of the
child. The young mothers are not oven
allowed to know to whom the child is
given , as this might cause trouble in the
future. For four months the adoptotl
child is kept track of and then formallj
surrendered If everything is satis-
The inmates of the Open Door are
kept religiously excluded from the gaze
of the curious and even the residents o
the nearest houses do not got a peep a
them. Neither visitors nor oven members
bors of the Woman's Christian Temperance
anco union can sea them. Hence tin
absurdity of building a high board fenci
about n place whoso inmates shun pub
lie notice as carefully as a hermit.
Many suppose bouuuso some of tin
Voraon in'tno Open Door have led live
of shame that the ribald song am
coarae laugh of the depraved courtosai
ard common at the Institution..But thii
would never be tolerated. .Women whi
do not sincerely wish to reform are-no
allowed to stay. It Is a notabl
> faci tbat all tha ' reformed oyprian
in the institution are women of natural
refinement. It is also significant that
with only one exception all the gi'-ls In
the home have grown up motherless.
The girls nro all taught some self-sus
taining occupation , and a number have
proved excellent dressmakers. Homos
are found for the younger girls in some
remote locality , and for the older ones
positions nro secured in some place
where they are unknown and the taint
of the buried past will not follow to dis
courage them in their efforts to lead
At present there are ton girls in the
restitution and homes have been found
'or ' eight former inmates and three
> abos. At present there is a pretty tit
le infant only four days old , with long ,
black hair , awaiting adoption. The
girls at the Open Door do all the work
ibout the institution.
The building has not the capacity
some people suppose. It was built
as a private residence , and contains four
rooms on the first floor , three upstairs
and throe in the basomont. The front
apartment on the first floor is used as a
ocoption room , the second as Mrs ,
Mark's private room , the next as a sit
ting-room for the girls and a fourth as a
nursery or lying-in hospital. The three
rooms upstairs are all commodious and
are used as sleeping apartments , two
beds being in each room. The rooms
in the basement nro used for kitchen ,
dining-room and laundry purposes.
Mrs. Lee is the matron of the institu
tion , and Mrs. Clark superintendent.
Forty dollars per month Is paid for rent
and the monthly expenses of the Insti
tution averages from $200 to $2-30. All
this has been raised through the per
sonal efforts of Mrs. Clark and has been
subscribed mainly by the women of the
various churches. Mrs. Clark makes It
a point to moot the ladies of a church
some Sunday after service and present
the matter to them. The result Is al
ways satisfactory. Among the churches
which have boon thus visited and have
responded nro the First Baptist , the
Both Eden Baptist , the Calvary Bap
tist , St. John's Episcopal , Southwest
Presbyterian , Park Avenue Methodist
Episcopal and St. Mary's Congrega
tional churches. All have pledged
monthly contributions. Donations have
also been made by the local Women's
Christian Temperance union.
It is the intention of Mrs. Clark to go
before the legislature and ask that they
allow the monthly fines collected from
the houses of ill-fame in Omaha to go
toward bulldlngapormanont local homo
for the unfortunates who wish to re
form. If such a homo Is built it will bo
so constructed that the reformed courte
sans and girls who are to become moth
ers will be in separate wings of the
Many scorn to think that the present
Open Door is a refuge for any and
everybody. Such is not the case. It is
intended only for reformed courtesans
and ruined girls in Omaha. It is not n
poor house nor home for the friendless ,
nor a state institution.
In a great and wicked city like Omaha ,
whore Immorality clothed in fine linen
Haunts its finery in the face ol
ragged virtue ; where a great
mass of the male population
appear to do all in thoii
power to debase and demoralize weak
women ; where the reward of ehnmo is
gold and the wages of purity hunger ,
nn institution like the Open Door has
beccJme an absolute necessity. It is sus
tained almost wholly by 'Christian
womenNo persons got moro of an in *
sight Into man8 , ' depravity that the
ladles who conduct this institution. A
numborof young girls who.havo beer
ruined have wandered here , telling how
male friends had insisted that -the
only coimte now before them was to-leac
lives of shamo. But from this they
have recoiled with horror , and they
have bogged of the kind-hearted ma
tron to tell them If repentance and re
form were not possible for thi-m.
A few days ago a beautiful young
woman of pure and noble character who
was grief-stricken over n crime com
mitted by her Husband , for which he
had been sent to the penitentiary , wan
dered to this institution , attracted by
the name , and not knowing its mission.
She told the superintendent that
she had been trying to find
n situation as housekeeper , and
although she could find positions
readily enough they were invariably to
be bought with the price of her virtue.
She mentioned a number of persons on
whom she had called and among those
who had made indecent proposals to
her was a well-known man living in a
fine house on a prominent street , and
who poses as nn upright and moral citi
zen."This is the reason"says Mrs. Clark ,
"that girls with babes cannot go out to
work. They are mot with insult on
every hand and it has been thought
best to separate the mothers and babes
At present , as the demand for the
hospitality of the homo increases the
necessities of it also multiply , and any
donations in the line of money , furni
ture , bedding , or provisions will bo
gratefully received. It has been sug
gested that if each of the coal dealers of
Omaha would contribute a ton of coal
the homo would have sufficient fuel to
carry It through the winter. An in
stitution carrying on as noble a work as
that of the O'pon Door .is surely deserv
ing ol sympathy and support.
And now they sav that asphalt was used in
building the tower of Babel.
Ono of the saddest sights in this world of
ups and downs is to see an "I Know My Re
deemer Liivoth" motto exposed for salu in a
An eminent theologian , who ought to know
If anybody ctoos , says the angels never laugh.
Then the angels never saw a woman trying
to saw a stick of cord-wood , that's all.
A preacher at Mount Carmel , III. , said thai
any geologist who claimed the world to bo
over 0,000 , years old was -bold-faced liar.nnd
now ho hasn't any congregation to preach to.
This Is the time of the year when the wives
of popular clergymen begin to lay by money
for the purchase of sealskin cloaks. Since
the 1st of October the. wedding bolls have
When asked why women cover have show
ing on their throats what Is called the Adam's
apple , a sour-anple old-bachelor said : "O.tho
lirst woman swallowed her apple ; Adam's
stuck in his throatl'V
"Coble cars arc ' ( jultd' a recent thing In
transportation , " remarked the casual caller.
"Not nt all. " replied the eeako editor. "Wo
read about them in , the .biblo. " "What ? "
"Yes you will remeniper ( hot Paul stood be
fore a gripper. "
"Little Johnnie fell oft his chair to-day
when we had the minister to dinner , " said
Brown. "Somo sudden illncsst" Inquired
Merrltt. "Wo havn't found out yet. " re
turned Drown. "You see It happened Just
as I got through tolling the minister the num
ber of fine flsh I caught this summer.
A gentleman once dined at the table of a
poor minister of the gospel. The faro was
frugal In the extreme. The minister made a
brief and appropriate apology by saying :
"My wife , sir , is generous , but she is Just ;
it is only by extreme economy that wo are
able with our Income to meet our expenses. "
Ministers , preaching on special occasions ,
sometimes tulco texts the appropriateness of
which strikes an audience at once. It was
probably so with a preacher who has just
published U voluuio of sermons. One was
"preached at the funeralof a young lady who
was burned to death , " and tha. text was :
"And they need no , candle , " cto. This cer
talnly suggested that there could be no re
currence of the calamity that removed her.
BLACK HAWK'S TOMB.
Where the Remains of the Great Chief
tain ReposeIn Heath.
Towering high above the placid
waters of Lake Koshnoihnong stands an
oak that has withstood the chilly winds
of many a Wisconsin winter. By the
ordinary observer it would be regarded
as but a tree that had been spared by
ihe axeman to servo a bettor purpose
than the heating of the lamily hearth
stone or bo sacrificed to other ignoble
purposes. But , to the red man , it is
doubly dear. Its record Is handed down
in tradition connected' with which is
that of the final fall of the great Indian
chieftain , Black Hawk. Turning back
the pages in history , the eye falls upon
an important factor of a warlike ten
dency in 18152 , when the territory of
southern Wisconsin was acquired from
the Indians by force of arms. It was
the last resort of this government , for ,
after making every reasonable conces
sion the "sons of the forest" refused to
countenance any proposition thus
made. In the early days the territory
contended for was considered valuable
by the natives , for the reason that it
was interspersed with lakes abounding
in species of the finny tribe , and this
together with game , which abounded
in the neighborhood , was relied upon ,
as a means of sustaining life. Being
thus situated , the savage was made all
the moro desperate and determined in
not relinquishing his claim.
Among the numerous tribes wliich an
arch-chieftain ruled , was one at whoso
head was Black Hawk. This chieftain ,
as described in an Indian biography ,
which is Qwolt on moro fully in the fol
lowing , was n man of great strength.
Ho stood six feet two and one-half
inches in height , and way otherwise de
veloped in proportion. Multawa , who
traced her ancestry back to Massassolt ,
was his mother , and history boars out
the statement that , from her , Black
Ilnwk inherited his courageous spirit.
When falling to agree with
the agents of the government
and when the "pale faces" began to en
croach upon the territpry referred to ,
the various tribes mot in consultation
on the same spot where the cnpltol of
the "Badger state" now lifts its dome
in the heart of the beautiful city of
Madison. A conclusion was reached In
which Black Hawk was designated the
arch-chief of the combined forces. The
plan of warfare was agreed upon ,
one wliich stands without parallel on
the records of the most barbarous na
tions of the earth. Mothers with their
female descendants were at the stake.
Fathers , sons and brothers were to bo
made the victims of the tomahawk and
scalping knife. The most brutal sys
tem of warfare ; found in Black Hawk
and his clan , a willful following and nr-
dent admirers. The strife opened when
an onslaught was made upon a settle
ment of whites in the adjacent
vicinity to Lake Mononn. The
inhabitants were unprepared for
such an Invasion , and in consequence ,
out of the 150 living in that section ,
only five escaped with their lives. The
strong arm of the i opubllc was called
upon for support , and from that time
until entirely subdued , the savages
waged a bitter fight. Along the shores
of Lake Kogonsa , where the allied
forces of both sides mot face to face , It
is not an uncommon occurrence for the
ttxoman in felling trees to find bullets
Imbedded In the trunks. This was the
scone of the deciding point of the con
test. Black Hawk retreated for some
.distance in the night , and * when the
morning sun sliono ho was safely in am
bush with his forces in the glens of the
Yakora rivor. His trail was followed ,
and the next afternoon , about 4 o'clock ,
a conflict ensued , in which the Indians
wore literally shot to pieces
and their hosts overpowered.
Black Hawk was taken prisoner ,
and , as was customary , was
sentenced to death. He requested per
mission to make n final address to his
survivors and on that occasion the mem
orable "Speech of Black Hawk" was ren
dered. After concluding1 his speech , ho
was stationed against a tree and his
spirit was dispatched to the happy hunt
ing grounds through the instrumental
ity of the bullet. His last request was
that the cene of his execution bo that
of his final resting place , and it was
granted. And , to-day , the giant oak
lifts it branches over the sop-
ulcliro of the once great and
undaunted Indian chieftain. At a
height of six feet two and one-half
inches from the base of the tree is a
tomahawk deeply imbedded in its trunk ,
and to the right of this Is a small stone
plate upon which is carved the outlines
of a hawk. This is all that is left to
mark the historic' tomb. Years have
passed since this unpleasant episode ,
but not a Reason passes that the final
resting place of Black Hawk is not vis
ited by somebody and strewn with
flower by tender hands.R. .
R. J. CLANCKY.
HONEY FOK THE LADIES.
Matclasso effects are noted in new silk and
The oblong toque Is becoming to round
faces , ami the round toque to those with long ,
Dlack coats and jackets have given place
almost entirely to these In rich dark fruit
und flower shades.
Perhaps the best paid woman writer In
this country is Mrs. Southworth , who re
ceives an income of $7,000 a year.
Russian blue , a suporu dark shade greatly
favored by the princess of Wales , is one of
the very popular colors of the season.
Mrs. Ashmcad-Hartlott always dresses In
ultra esthetic garb , and makes her children
look llko some of KatoCreenaway's pictures.
The Misses Drexcl , of I'hilailclphia , daugh
ters of the banker , have Just opened a school
for orphaned children which is called the
St. Francis do Sales homo.
The duchess of Marlborough is credited
with saying that the fate of nations has
sometimes been decided on a perfectly
There Is not a judge in the city of Phila
delphia who does not respect the legal ability
of Mrs. Currio H. Kllgoro , the ono woman
lawyer of that town.
Embroidery , braiding and cording all ap
pear upon cloth hats and bonnets , u > id the
favorite metal ornaments are long , slender
clasps , pins and daggers of oxidized silver.
Many new tailor gowns of neutral tinted
cloth have the back drapery very long and
but slightly rulaed , whllo the front and aides
are elaborately braided with black.
Satin holds second rank only lu popular
favor. It is employed more as a comple
mentary material. In conjuuclton with moire ,
fine wools and velvet , than as a dress fab
Paris now ordains for walking a Jacket of
lion-colored cloth with rovers and facings of
ecru molro , but only she who has the figure
of Diana and the complexion of Hobo should
venture on the cat-llko combination.
Empire gowns for gins of twelve to thir
teen , have high round waists with lapping
surplice fronts , wldo bios sleeves , puffed or
not. ut discretion , a wide soft sash drawn in
with tas ols at the ends and straight , very
White muslin yoke slips are worn up to
three years old , after which cashmere is u
favorite stuff for girls' gowns , both in dark
and light colors , though for parties and
dancing lessons , gowns of bright India tIlk
are often choeen.
Embroidery la moro and mores used with
cagh passing season. From the bonnet crown
to the gown hem It i recognized oa always
appropriate , mid the wide empire border gf
at foot of a straight skirt is ono of Its show * / 1
lest as well as most proper application * .
French shoos , boots and slippers now
come in suede kid much heavier than tha
glove quality , but with all its delicious soft
ness. Stockings match strictly the gown
they accompany , and only tlio most daringly
unfashionable will venture upon white.
Cloth basque are given the empire offoctby
a wide , soft empire half girdle set high in
the seam under the right arm and crossing
to hook low upon the seam under the loft.
The front under it is in folds surplice fash il
ion , with a single width inoro of tha trim
Fur tippets arc very long and have flaring
high collars that gave much the effect of
wearing your head in a charger n la John
the Baptist , whiio the new big muffs lust
imported have the long hanging ribbon
loops at cither end that recall those of thirty
Black is the favorite trimming color In any
material , and is seen upon red or groan or
yellow hats almost as often as upon itself.
Combined with green It Is particularly sty
lish , while there Is usually some touoh of
white added where both hat and trimmings
are of raven hue.
A new fancy in flannel house-jackets Is to
have a fitted back of medium length in nny
soft dull blue or rod. whllo the front Is cut tea
a Figaro that Is hardly moro than a yoke fallIng -
Ing over a pleated or smocked shirt of white
or cream or pale fawn flecked with the Jack
et's color , and held in place by a wide belt of
the outer-garment's stuff.
The short waist and long skirt for girls of
ten to twelve , so much the rage last year , Is
happily banished for all except the wee-folk
of n year or so , and instead such children
wear waists of natural length with skirts
coming half way bntwlxt knee und ankle ,
which are lengthened tn the shoe-tic when
miss grows into her teens.
The French walking hat Is close and
round , the Kugllsh ono long and low , with a
squarish crown and a brim rolled high upon
one side or both. Broad ribbon is tha
proper trimming for either , end , It Is put on
very full , which takes nway the mascullnn
seventy hitherto characteristic of this styla
of head gear.
Evangelist Moody is devoting his labors to
the Pacific coast. He finds San Francisco it
hard place to impress.
St. John's church , the now Catholic edifloa
at Stuyvosnnt and Willoughby avenues ,
Brooklyn , will cost $200,000.
During the last three months nearly 3,500
foreign Jews have loft Odessa under the ox-
pulslon law , enacted In the spring.
Dr. Gcotgo II. Houghton , of "Tho Llttlo
Church Around the Corner" in New York ,
has Just completed the fortieth year of his
Archbishop Corrlgan is the youngest of the
Koman Catholic bishops , and presides over
the largest sco. He seldom uses a coach ,
and when he cannot walk rides In a horsa
car. In his dross ho is altogether unassum
ing also , *
Rev. Dr. Joseph Parker , of London , seem *
to bo growing moro und moro blllious. "Al
ways allowing for exceptions , " ho says ,
"tho pulpit is the paid slave of respectable
society. " Of course ho regards his own pul
pit as the chief exception. "Society" does
not patronize it.
A woman who applied for a renewal of her
license to keep a public house in Stockton
England , was opposed by the local vicar on
the ground that his evening congregation
would bo lessened thereby , and that it would
have a "detrimental effect on the church
The Roman Catholic priests of Lawrence. *
Mass. , have been working hard to pay off
the depositors in the Augustln bank , whoso
suspension five yeors ago created such a sen
sation. During the past two years $51,000
has been paid to depositors , and it is uooed
every cent will bo cleared off.
Thomas Strawhrldge , an Irishman , resi
dent In Springfield , 111 , though not a devout
person in life , at his death loft a $1,000 each
to the Methodist , Haptlst und Presbyterian
chuichos of that olty upon condition that
once each year they caused to bo proujnod
from their pulpits a sermon on "The Good
ness , bwoetness , Mercy .and Unbounded
iiv < , ? J , ° 4 * as the Redeemer ot the
W , JE ! S " ' ? * tb * m ? .
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