Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 17, 1889, Image 9

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502 , 504 , 506 , 508 and 510 SOUTH THIRTEENTH STREET , COR. HOWARD. . „
On : Mr. Brandeis , now in New York , guarantees this purchase to be of unusual importance , It comprises the entire ladies' muslin underwear stock of aJarge New York
firm , retiring from active business , and is worth not less than Forty-Five Thousand dollars. The price and quality of these * : > 3 ds will surprise you.
15 ets.
We give you choice of BOO dozen
All mode of good muslin , well
made , and finished with tucks ,
all nt.
15c ,
We offer choice of l.OOO dozen
Made of Fruit of the Loom Mus
lin , trimmed in Edgings , Ruffles ,
Tucks , full size and well made ,
all at
39 ets.
We offer you choice of ISO dox
Square or pointed yoke of solid
tuck ofembroidery
with ruffle of embroidery and 3
cluster's of tucks.
Cambric Corset Covers , low neck
embroidered , on neck < & sleeves.
39c ,
it Is a stable that reflects credit upon Oina-
1m'1 * appreciation of line horse flesh.
Thcro is n symllcato of wc.ilthy Omaha
gentlemen considering the advisability of
building a mile track just north of the fair
grounds , anil inaugurating a regular spring
und fall racing session. This is something
that Omaha should have , but a jockey club
should lirst be organized und all the details
carefully looked after to prevent the possi
bility of a failure. Then the course could be
secured , a club house built and the enter
prise given a proper and healthy send-off.
Omuha has many good horses and any num
ber of liberal minded citizens who are great
ly interested in turf matters and who would
gladly lend their hearty co operation to such
a project. This same move was advocated
bv Tun Hni : n year ago and for a time con
siderable interest , was awakened , but trie
parties who should have been most promi
nently identified with the matter became
laggard and it Unally dropped out. sight alto
A Magnificent Inhibition of Dogs is
Already Admired.
The outlook for the coming bench show , to
bo held on the ICth , 17tb , Ibth and 19th of
April , simultaneously with the annual state's
shooting tournament , is certainly very flat
tering. Mr. Ingram is receiving numerous
letters from all parts of the country , mid is
much elated over the prospects. Several
English mastiffs have already been entered ,
and prominent kennels throughout the west
ern states nro to bo represented with thel
special breeds. A great deal of interest has
been manifested in dogs since the last show.
Mr. Ingrain says there are scores of bird
docs in this city fit to show in any company ,
and the exhibition in this line , all breeds ,
will bo a magnificent one. The shooters who
will attend tno state tournament will bring
many line dogs , and the array will be n rare
one. Western people are beginning to evince
much interest in bench allows , from
the simple fact , prob.ibly , that every
eastern city has its spring and
fall show annually. Tliero will bo
a largo entry of thoroughbred dogH from
Iowa , while Nebraska and Kansas will fur.-
nish their full quota. In concluding n liltlo
talk this morning Manager Ingrain observed :
"At my coming show , 1 intend to have ample
room for from tivo to seven hundred dogs ,
and it will afford any one two solid hours of
beneficial study to attend and inspect them. "
All entries should bo addressed to W. G.
Ingram or John J. Hardln , Oniuhu , and the
sooner made the bettor for all concerned.
Tlio Stnto Shoot.
J. J. Hard In Is rapidly perfecting his ar
rangements for the annual state shooting
tournament , to bo hold on tlio fair grounds
on the Kith , 17th , ISth and lUth of April , on
the sumo days with Ingram's bench show ,
Mr. Hurdln received an invoice of 2,000
pigeons yesterday jind will receive another
largo Instalment Monday. In udddltion to
the pigeon and target shooting , an English
sparrow match will bo n novel feature or the
tournament , Mr. Hardin having ordered
J.OOO of thcso little pests from Indianapolis ,
There is every likelihood that the tourney
will bo the largest and most successful over
hold in Nebraska , as all the prominent shots
from all parts of the country will bo hero.
Another Interesting fcaturo of the affair
will bo the miuly notable individual matcho *
that will take place.
Preliminary Practice.
It wouldn't ' bo a bad idea to have tjio en
tire Omaha team report hero by April 10 , in
order that they might have an opportunity to
go into the Y. M. 0. A. gymnasium for n
couple of weeks' preliminary practice. Gym
nasium practice It has been fully demon ;
struteJ to BO mo of the ablest managers In the
country , is as good preparatory work as u
player can indulge in. The Omaha tcum will
got but little practice at the most before the
season opens , and the above suggestion could
bo acted upon with but little expense to the
club. Thcro Isn't a player who would not
gladly como hero two wt-oka curlier to "con
dition" himself , if the management would
but pay bis board. Two vvcukb1 industriouu
'i : 'A&&vfo & ' &V > ;
W. > . . : > > i 4JKi r.t
We will a choice of a
Of Skirts , Gowns , Corset Covers ,
Chemises , Drawers , trimmed in
Embroidery , Torchon Lace and
Ever-lasting Trimming , fine tucks
elegantly madbhnd finished all at
From the manufacturers ' stock ,
perfect in every wny , comprising
Gowns , Skirts , Chemises , Draw
ers , many of them worth up to
$1 , at
A Visit to the Squatter Residents
Along the Tracks.
A Ijittlo llellgfotiH DlfTcrcncc Brlni n
tlio Wolf to ix Goort Woman's Door
Two Striking Canes Adjoining
n Public Suliool.
Koine South Iiml Sufferers.
TIIK Bun reporter's liibt visits to pov
erty und squalor \vcro made in Tom
Murray's rookeries oil Fourteenth and
Leaven worth streets. lie was now within
the hounds of the Second ward , and his
knowledge of the territory led him to
pursue his investigations further within
that portion of Omaha.
Not that the Second ward is remark
ably poverty-stricken , but the lumber
yards and lowlands through which the
Union Pacillu takes itb route out of the
city alTord a favorable place for squatters
and cheap shanties for which rather
still rents are demanded monthly.
On the alloy that runs between Lotiv-
onworth and Ma on streets and Four
teenth and Fifteenth is a row of frame
shanties. The front doors open out on
the bleak and bare walls of the Chicago
Lumber company's warehouse. In ono
of them resides Airs. Brownthe mother
of live children. She was found wash
ing out borne clothing that she had
gathered on the outside during the
Mrs. Brown is a confirmed stutterer.
That is a physical ailment for which
she is not to blame. Mrs. Brown tm-
presbcd Tim BII : : man rathur favorably
in other respects.
Mrs. Brown is a grass widow. She
was married in a legal way , and after
five little Brows had boon brought forth
the heartless husband deserted her and
the olTsprlng to tlio cold mercies of the
world. The reporter asked her if she
would live with the husband again
should ho return. With righteous in
dignation she spurned thu thought , und
vowed she would uog to support her
bairns rather than ho should darken
her door again.
HeivrtleBb Mr. Drown eloped with a
young and buxom Swede girlund while
ho is enjoying his illicit love his wife
and babies are cared for by tlio
The next house contains a family
nameQ Bishop. They are of the pro
fessional mendicant order. From
Hastings they wont to Liiicoln.and from
Lincoln came to Omaha within the last
few months. The most conspicuous
"fcaturo" of the room in which they
lived was a well-dressed and well-fed
man lying on a bed studying an alias of
the world.
Questioning revealed that ho was Mr.
Bishop , anil that hu is simply a "fea
ture" of the family nothing moro ,
nothing less. The ' 'feature" will en
deavor to warm his lazy ahinsat the ex
pense of Douglas county's taxpayers
this winter.
Among the lumbar piles in the Chi.
cage yards are two ( juatter's hutu , oc-
"We give you choice of several
very handsome styles of
Made of the best Muslin , Yoke
of Hamburg Inserting , 4 Clusters
of Tucks between and ( finished
with Cambric Rullles , all at
.cupicd by Mrs. Delaney and Mrs. Col
lins. Mrs. Dcjlaney is a gr.ns widow , iv
county dependent , and judging from
the c.on venation overheard between
her und her youthful son as Tins BIK :
reporter and County Agent Mahoney
entered she is roaring a son who wifl
make a place for himself in the world
if ho lives long onouirh si rather ir.fa-
mous place.
Mrs. Dolnnoy has the best of Mrs.
Collins , her next door neighbor , inas
much as the former's worthless husband
loft her , while the hitter's worthless
bolter half clingb to her. As a clinger
ho is a success , for when TIIK UKE imin
entered ho was la/.ily clinging to the
bed , while l\\a \ \ faithful wife was up in
the county building seeking absihtancc.
The man is a worthless sot , and it is
burlesque on charity to dispense a pen
ny's worth thai ho'can participate in.
Ho has lived for twenty years in Omaha ,
and while his hardworking countrymen
have been building fortunes for fhem-
Bolves his time has been wasted in lazy
idleness and the saloons. Cul him oil'
from oven ti mouthful of the limited
food furnished by the county , and give
him to understand it is worker"
bread. They are the parents of two
boys , one of whom is now an inmate of
the btato reform school.
Around Twentieth street and tlio
tracks is a good si/.ed colony of squat
ters 011 a tract of land owned by Hor-
inan Kountzo. Tin- : Bid : man lost his
bcsirings in Ihe mld"t of them , and
gave up the task of counting them af
ter several ellorts. The only call made
was on Mrs. Sandor.son , who WHS nurs
ing a baby just brought into the world.
There must bo some allinity between
poverty and babies the more conspicu
ous the former the mure numerous the
Although nearly thirty families re
side in the squatters' huts that abound ,
only two of them are applicants for
county aid. Tin : BKK reporter asked
Mrs. Sanderson what nationality pre
dominated among them.
"Dero vas four of us English ; all do
rest vas Italians , " she answered.
The reporter wondered how "four ol
us vas Kngllsh , " out kept his peace and
went iu search of other oases.
At 1811 Mason fatreot resides an Ung-
lish family named Caluy. They ar
rived in this country lust August , and
came to Omaha. The husband is with
out work or money , and the family is in
absolute want. Tiiroo rosy-faced and
healthy children toddlud around the
room. The husband was not at home ,
but his wife , a neatly drosbcd woiniln ,
did tlio honors in her humble
sibode. After the usual questions
had boon asked by Mr. Mahoney ,
the woman looked lit him with
her big black eyes , and asked "If 'a
thought there was hany society bin
Ilomulm as would bo good enough to
furnish the inonoy to transport them to
* " '
Now Zealand !
Apparently the pauper emigrant law
slipped si cog in id allowed the Caluy
family to land. But they are hero now ,
and tiioy cannot starve.
"Now , " said the county ngont , "we'll
cross the tracks and I'll introduce you
to a peculiar case. "
Wo drove down Seventeenth street sv
little beyond Williams , and wont down
stairs into the btiiioineiitof a largo frame
house. Wo wore visiting another Mrs.
Culoy. Two proltv children wcro at
homo , two more were at school , and the
fifth child , a boy , was at work down
town. Mrs. Caloy'n lituband is a
brother of the Caloy whoso homo vvns
last visited. The rooms , small and
bcantlly furnished , worn bcrupulouyly
ucut and the children clean and tidy.
We offer the greatest bargain of
nil , nothing like it anywhere
1OO cloz. of Find Gowns , trmmed
in Plat Val , Torchon , Fine Em-
broiclery , fine tucltsMother Hub-
bard Yokes with Chemise Skirts ,
Drawers , and Corset Covers to
Match , choice at
Thu above may serve to show what we have in store for economical buyers. However , we m ist not omit to mention several extra bargains in Ladies' Skirts at $1.25 and , $1.48. These are wonderfully cheap. Our Bridal Sets
are magnificent and very reasonable in price. Infants1 ! Long and ShorTCDresscs , at 290 , 390 , 500 and u jwards.
12 , .MM , 500 , COS , CIO South 13th SI. ) 502 , C0 > , .500 , f 08 , 510 South 13th St. I 602 , COI , 500 , 508 , CIO South 13th St. J 502 , 501TOO , COS , 510 South 13th St. C02 , C04 , COG , 508 , 510 South 13th St. C02 , 5M ( , COO , COS. CIO South 13th St. I 502 , 501 , COO , COS , 510 South 13th St
Omaha'o Base Ball Prospects For
the Coming Season.
Xlie IlrnutiSliow Annual Ktntc Hlioot-
iii Tournament miscellaneous
GOSH ! ] ) Questions and An-
aiulCuuunl Notcx.
Kino I'roKpi cts for ' 8U.
Wnttm-s in local base ball circles arc par
ticularly quiet just now , but a Kl > ince at thu
Bitiiutton so far ns Omaha is concerned , her
ronilltioiiB and pronpcct.s , cannot fnil to bo of
Interest to the patrons of tlio game. In the
outsut , It might bo well to state that Presi
dent McCormiclf , together with Secretary E.
O. Brandt , Treasurer John Dohcrty , and
the board of directors , together with Mana
ger Seleo , nro pulling well together , and ,
Judging from the precautions they have
nlrciuly taken , and the excellent policy
uflopteil , iiioy will give the rity the best ball
tlio coming season It has ever known. These
oniclala mo. liitowiso. fully convinced that
tlio team secured is fully UP to the standard of
on'B crack and of
lust Hcm > aggregation , sumo
tlioin even consider it measurably stronger.
Ono thing Is certain , so far as batting
Btrcngttt goes , the present team is eminently
ftuporlor to that of 'tS. ' and if thoi can Held
equally well , tliey will be able to put up a
much safer , surer und better game.
The writer is not familiar with the records
of the mon engaged , only in a casual
\\i\y \ , but knows enough to know that they
nro players of nt least fair capabilities , or
Manager Selco would not have signed them.
The clement that operated against harmony
In last beasoii's work lias been wholly oraui-
cateil , and hitch a thing ns Intiuuorilination ,
carousing or indifferent action will bo un-
Icnown in 'M > . Manager Soleo places great
stress upon tlio morale of his team , and con
fidently uvers that there is not a lustier , a
ilisorunl/er or Intractable man among them.
They nro n utoaily going , robust , healthy ,
ambitious set of young fullows , and are apt
to ( luvolopo into a team of notable promt ;
Theio will bo but few of the old faces seen
here the coming season , but this fact will
but lend additional Interest to the tiport.
Kverybody will bo anxious to BCD the now
jacn , and If they prove to bo anywhere
ncariy ns good as they are represented tlio
public will be sutlsllcil.
The roster as it now stand is about ns fol
lows : Andrews , llrst ; Can a van , second ;
Campami , thlid ; Cleveland , short ; Strauss ,
right ; Mcbsltt , lolt : Lolghton , mlitillo ;
Naglo , iJooney anil probably Wilson , catch
ers ; and Clarke , Kennedy and Willis ,
pitcieis ! , A brilliant galaxy of young blood
anil no mistake. Dr. Worloy , who is a good
Judge of talent , Is especially Jubilant over
Ilia outlook ,
The KChcilulo committee is now hard at
work and Is expected to report at an early
day. When It docs , President McCormiclc
. will call a meeting to bo held in this city.
\vliru all the meetings of tlio association wili
bu"hereafter hold. Manager Hurt , of the
DCS Molaes team , and u member of the
schedule committee , has written hero asking
what Omahu desires in the way of dates ,
nnil right hero TIIK liris base ball man
desires to make a suggestion , Omuliu should
insist , and vigorously too , that the season
both open and close In tlio southern cities ,
which includes Omaha , LlcsMoincs , St. Joe
nnd Denver. This should bo the case on ac
count of the weather , and other considera
tions almost equally potent.
Iust season was closed In the north , and It
will be remembered that several of the
games were played In very cold weather ,
compelling the men to wear overcoats and
eir mulls to protect them from the biting
winds and flying snows. At that time wo
wore ouloylntj our Indian summer here , that
most Oellghtiul season of the whole year.
President McCormlck convoys tlio Information
mation thut Manager Solcu will bo liero by
March 1 , ami that nil the players will come
in between thu 20th and April 1.
Exhibition games have already been
booked with Kansas City , St. Joe and Den
ver , nnd we stand a good chance of seuing
Cleveland and one or two other National
League and American Association teams.
The St. Louis Browns will be hero if nothing
intervenes to bpoll arrangements now being
made , nnd altogether the chances of buhold-
Ing some line preliminary exhibition games
are tirst-clas * .
The fences about the ball park , and all im
provements and repairs about the uuiluings
will bo completed this month.unU everything
gotten in bhip-slmpo for the inauguration of
the season. The tmtllclil is to be rolled with
u thrco-ton roller , and other material
changes effected about the premises.
Taking everything into consideration the
season of 'h'J ' is uawning under ausp ices that
are exceedingly flattering.
Some Talk of a l-'ull ami Spring Kno-
ing Meet.
It Is not very generally known , but is ,
nevertheless , n fact , that Omaha possesses
one of the finest stables of racing stock in
the western country. It is the property of
Mr. Charlie McCormlck , anil is located near
the corner of Farnam and Twenty-eight
streets. A BBC man visited these stables
yesterday afternoon , and tool : a look at Its
excellent string of horses.
Fh-bton the list comes the famous Wcst-
mont , by Almont , dnni Annie , by Cotrell's
Moigan , record'3 : liwith ! ; running mate ,
2OI : . This Is the fastest mile every made
by any horse In any kind of harness. West-
mont has won barrels of money , nnd proved
a source of considerable revenue to his
owner winning a rate from the gioat pacing
mare , Minnie U , wno 1ms u record
of 2 1(5 ( Mingle and 2.0i : , ' { with
running mate , whom ho beat in
three straight heats.
Next comes Lorcno n beautiful black mare
b. > Colonel West , dam Fancy Dnvnmgby Joe
Downing. Loreno'8 record is 2.iu : .f Hotting
nnd 2 lo ! pacing. Out of twentv-ilvo races ,
In which slio has started , she has won
eighteen , and her greatest performance was
the winning of three races on three days in
succession , getting her lecord un the third
day.Westmont and Lorcno were the team sold
to Sldcll , the Philadelphia millionaire , for
ifSU.lXM. Young Sulell drove them in the
fall of ' 87 , over the Belmont tntWc , Philadel
phia , a full mile to a top-buggy in 2-v.f. : )
LUtlo Willie , n spotted gelillnir , Is a half
brother of the great pacer , Kichbull. Ho has
proven himself a dead game horse and has
never been beaten. On ono occasion ho shut
out u Held of seven In the seventh heat , at
Concordl.i , Kunsus , where ho got his mark
of2:2JJf. :
Oolong , (7,303) ( ) b. B. . registered , Is by Ben
McGregor , dam Minnie Wilkes , by Young
Wllkos. He is a coming three-year old , has
never been tracked , but shows enough speed
to warrant his being classed In the 2HO ; list.
Thirty-tlvo thousand dollars was refused for
him.Abel , b. g. , by Messenger Chief , ilam by
Stranger , is another Imndsomo unlnml. He
was never stnrteu in but ono raise , nnd that
was at Lexington , Ky , in Ibi7 , which he won
In the llfth heat , getting a mark of 2j2lj/ .
This horse has shown extraordinary speed ,
having trotted quarters in the lust year Iu 'M
seconds ,
In brood marcs , Mr. McCormieU has Mollie -
lie CutYrcy , who Is bred on the principle of all
of Governor Standard's ' fast colts , being by
n stundara-brcJ trotter , out of u thorough ,
bred running maro.
Muzie , by Star of the West , the slro ot the
greatest living brood mare , Uollo F. , every
one of whose colts has gone la the .130 list.
Yesterday Mr , McCoraiick received two
additions to his stublcs , Lucy McGregor , a
eh. f. , by Hen McGregor , dam Jess I o Logan ,
standard bred by Wliieman's Logan , and her
dam Jcssio Logau. They wcro purchased at
Uoelc Island , 111.
Mr. McCoraiick has also In his stables
Oliver R , pacer , record 2:29 : > tf , * owned bv J.
A. Wakelleld ; S. W. CroV's pacer , Dan. who
won the gentlemen's roadster racoon the lo
cal association's track lust July , pacing
three heat bettor than ,4U to road wagon ,
In addition to tho'o there U n number ot
less noted anluiuls and colts , and altogether
work in the gymnasium would limber up the
boys and harden their muscles in a way that
would enable them to give a good account of
themselves oven in the initial exhibition
games. Gentlemen , reflect on this.
Amateur I > roni > "ctH.
Amateur base ball In and around Omaha
will receive a boom the coming season that
will cast in the shade any previous activity
in this line of the sport. All the indications
Doint this way , notwithstanding the fact that
there is much doubt about the re-organi/.a-
tion of the city league. Without this body
there will bo a score or moro of amateur
clubs , and the sport is bound to experience n
great revival. This is as it should bo , be
cause , of all the sports In the ealandar , base
ball ranks preeminent nbovo them. It is an
honest , manly pastime , and - un
told good to both the young mind and body.
- Plimiond
"Ducky" Hemp goes to Dallas.
Reporting time draws on apace.
Trick McSorley Is still unsigned.
St. Joe will give Catcher Bligh a trial.
Omaha has not , as yet , determined upon a
Lcgg , the Indian catcher , will probably go
to Denver.
The Reach ball will be much livelier the
coming season.
Has any ono ever heard of Pitcher Cassian
since ho loft Omaha ?
Tom Dolan will bo Denver's star backstop.
Tom's old , but oh , my I
Klusman , Milwaukee's second baseman , Is
boiling out at Hot Springs.
Omaha will have a hitting out-field in Mcs-
sitt , Strauss ami Lelghton ,
They are busy at work already down in
St. Joe selling season tickets.
Kansas City association team has signed
Frank Hlngo to catch Swartzcl. ,
Canavan , O.mpaua , Leighton and Cooncy
will report here curly in March.
St , Joe is very enthusiastic over their
prospects for the coining reason ,
Barston , the old Omaha pitcher , goes to
Now Orleans the coining season.
Billy Trallloy has at , last attached his cog-
ncmcn to a Mes Molnqsicontraet.
.Minneapolis has signed the erratic ex-
Cleveland twirler , Mlkuj Morrison.
The salary limit wap H that prevented
Omaha from securing1 J Ick Conway.
Billy Hassnmaer has been released from
reservation by the Kansas City club.
Manager Scleo is endeavoring to secure a
spring data with thu St. ! Louis Browns.
Sutton , Milwaukee's third baseman , Is
slowly recovering from a severe Illness ,
Thu pitching dopartmjbnt is the only possi
ble weak point in tUoImalm's make-up ,
Joe Millar is for srdebut ( if ho cannot be
disposed of in this \Vay , lie will bo released.
DCS Molncs la claimnlg great things for
their new Jlrst baseman , Sam Smith , the
giant. j
Every base ball devotee In the town will
rojolco to learn that Jack Kaglo has been ro-
uigncd , * .
Jack O'Connor , the old St. Joe catcher ,
will bo a great favurlto In Columbus this
season. 5
Jimmy Burns * " ' " has
, tha"I'ootl" ro-slgnod
with Kansas City , t He is wintering nt
Quincy , 111.
Three Western association players , Holli-
day , Duryea apd Karlo , cost the Cincinnati
club ? rSOO.
' Kansas City still has four of last season's
team for sale Sam Barkloy , Kuret , Hoffman
and Kstcrday.
It Is quite certain that if tlio now team can
field , It will furnish the beat ball the Gate
City over had.
Jaclc Gorman , who played first a few
games for Omaha last season , Is in St. Louis
without an engagement.
Herman Badcr is still in St. Louis un
signed. Ho would llko a position once moro
in thu Western association.
The Omaha management will probably
uniform every ono of it irnrk employesfrom
gate-keeper down to the masu > t.
Mrs. f'aley's face bore a look of caro.
She said her husband was in Memphis ,
Tenn. , the last .she heard of him. Tha
usual investigation was made and wa
TIIK Hun reporter hadn't noticed any
thinjf Douulinr , and was botfinniiiK' ta
thiiilc hiH reportorial nosu had lost its
cunning. Flo asked Mr. JUahonoy to
explain tlio peculiarity of the eato.
Ho explained , and it run about this
way :
A few months ago Mrs. f'aly and hoe
husband were living happily together.
Up to within a few months the family1
were devoted Protestants. Mrs. Ualy
recently experienced a change of reli
gious fueling , and determined to become
a Catholic. This displeased her bust ,
band greatly , but the wife carried ou-
her desire , and was baptized in thcr
Catholic faith. Ono night the husband
came homo in a fran/.y. Sa migorecV >
was he nt what hit * wife had done that'
ho abused and maltreated her shame
fully , broke what little furniture- they
had , and then abandoned her and the
children , leaving them penniless. The
mother has since had her live children ,
baptized by a Chatholio priest.
Strange causes bring people into sad
plights. HI
Six years ago on the corner of Thir
teenth and Jackson streets , oii'tho spot R
now occupied by Dennis Cunningham's
line building , btood a number of riclfoty
frame hhanties. The in.troh of improve
ment pubhcd them out of the business
center , but failed to push them oat of
existence. They wore mounted on
wheels anil carted down to Sixteenth
and Williams and planted nlongsida
the llartiiian school building. Tin :
Hicn reporter ended hib day's visit by
calling on a couple of the tenants of a
basement of ono of the building- : .
The Collins family occupy n couple ot
small rooms on one side. 'The head of
tlio family was out , but Mrs , Collins ,
t ho Ixiby , children and omnipresent dog
were nt home. The rooms wcro cold ,
cheerless and dirty. A Ifindhcarted
neighbor had contributed a liltlo coal
in the morning , hut it BOOH went up in
binoko and only gave u taste of comlort
n a cold day. It was knowing and
terming outbide ; two youngbtois gazed
hiveringat the visitors , and in the
half-clan mother's arms an infant baby
was folded. A half ton of coal was
promibcd at , but before it came
many a cold hhivor traversed the lmol < H
of the inmates of the Collins ImiiBohuld.
Water would cause a commotion
among the Cell in serf. Kvorything was
dirty and slovenly , a condition of things
which cannot ho excused by novorly.
A partition bopurates the Colllns'fam-
ily from the Kollioringells. Mrs. Col
lins might follow her neighbor's exam
ple and clean up once in awnilo. Tlio
Kothoringull family is huddled together
in oni ) room , A picco of rag cnrput
was tucked on a door opening to shut
out thu cold that came from a roar room
that contained the occasional lag of coal
bunt down by the county. It was the
old htory a worthless hu'slmnd , a big
family , a broken down mother who
wore herself away in the oll'ort to kofep
the well from the door , a dlsoaso fusi
ons Itself upon her , and when the used-
up frame iu incapable of doing moro the
heartless fattier deserts them.
Mrs. Fothoringoll is Buttering from an
abscess that ih wearing her away , wliilo
a family of helpless children look on in
ignoranijo of the future before thorn. *
It is poverty pure , unadulterated
poverty , A
"Miss Hroola. " said ho , "nro jou fond of
chestnutHi" "Yes , " she unswi'i-cd ' , And'
then lie full on his knees und told her the
"old , old htory. "