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TFIE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , JULY 22 , IflOl.
THE DAILY BEE.
OFFICE - - NO 12 PEAIIL STREET
Delivered by carrier to any pdrl of the cltjr.
II. W. TILTON , Lessee ,
TniXPIIONKS Ilutlnoa ofllce. No. 13 ; night
Editor , No , 23.
A social wag given at the residence ) of C.
! A. Uccbeo on Glen avenue last Thursday
The Ganymede Wheel club will take n run
today to Glcnwood and return , a distance of
Rev. Gi-orgo Muller will deliver the usual
address at Liberty hall this evening at 8
o'clock. Subject , "Public Opinion. "
Kmll Schurz sued out n writ of replevin
In the district court yesterday for the $ . ,0
scttco that was the cause of George Holmca
sensation Friday afternoon.
George GodCard was arrested In Crcston
and taken to Kcokuk for a trial on the
charge of counterfeiting. Ho was Indicted
by the grand Jury at Its last session.
H. L. Smith & Co. will be the name of
the firm under which Rlley & Shcrradan's
art Btoro will bo run In the future. The
new firm has bought the old ono out.
The four saloon keepers who were ar
rested for an Infraction of the state law
by keeping their places open on Sunday
have had their cases continued until next
Ilrlgadlcr French will conduct services at
the Salvation Army barracks this evening ,
assisted by Ensign Glnssay. There will
be a presentation of colors to the Council
llufin ) army.
A boy giving his name as A. Uttcrback
was arrested yesterday for passing some
articles through the Jail windows by means
of a string to two of his friends , Homely
Fuller nnd Lewis No.-lcy , who are serving
out a sentence.
Wlnslow Wllkes came to town yesterday
nnd gave a number of exhibition races.
Owing to the fact that ho hid his light un
der a bushel and studiously retrained from
advertising his show an audience of 101
people took it In.
Ed Ilabblngton , who was mixed up In a
slugging match In the capacity of slugce last
week in Ncola township was found lying in
the street last evening sleeping oft the
effects of n long contact with the cup that
cheers , and now occupies a cell In the city
P. Stokcsbury , the Wabash.brakeman who
was shot by n tramp several weeks ngo.
Is nt his father's home In Red Oak. HJ
lias recovered from his wounds sufficiently seas
as to be able to walk about , but ono Hide
of his face and one arm are partially para
Two horse traders became Involved In an
altercation with ono another last evening
nt the corner of Twenty-first street nnd
Broadway , and. ono of them pulled a gun on
the other. The latter was looking for nn
officer during the evening to take his assail
ant In tow.
Augusta grove , Woodman circle , held n
meeting Friday evening , at which the fol
lowing officers were publicly Installed : Mrs.
M. Cutler , W. G. ; Miss Emma Krecht , E.
A. ; Mrs. F. Hitchcock , W. M. ; Miss Clara
Kracht , W. T. ; Miss Katie Kahle , W. A. ;
Mrs. Hlckman , W. S. ; Mrs. M. S. Benner ,
I. S. ; Mrs. C. Roth , 0. S. ; Dr. V. L. Trey-
nor , W. P. ; C. A. Tlhbltts , Eugene Hick-
man and Mrs. Harrington , managers. A
number of members of Golden Rod camp of
Omaha were present. Refreshments were
served after the Installation exercises.
For Sale 222 acres fruit land insldo city
limits , $300 per acre.
Farm loans wanted , lowest rates. Fire
and tornado Insurance In best companies.
Money loaned for local Investors. Lougee &
Towle , 235 Pearl street.
Can Ho Seen on Ilroiulwny.
The most wonderful offers over made on
any class of merchandise Is to bo seen at
the Boston Store show windows. Such
prlcoi were never heard of.
Cloaks at 19c , worth $1.50.
Cloaks at 87c , worth $3.50.
Cloaks at $1.31 , worth $0.50.
Cloaks at $3.48 , worth $12.00.
Every garment In our store one-half the
original price , nnd some cases even less , as
) bo above list shows.
&OTHERINGHAM , WHITELAW & CO. ,
Council Bluffs , la.
P. 8. Don't fall to see show windows.
Ornml 1'lnca , I.nko Mnnnira.
No admittance to Grand Plaza will be
charged to persons who desire to rent boats
or bathing suits.
lea cream and refreshments served In the
pavilion of Grand Plaza.
Washerwomen use Domestic soap. 1
.tT. J'Aie.t ( IKAl'llS.
Miss Ida Casady Is In Des Molnes.
Frank TrlmWo loft yesterday for Denver.
W. S. Dlmmock left for Denver last even
Mlsa Blanche Arkwrlght Is visiting In
J. P. Grccnshlclds Is visiting his parents
In Danville , Canada.
I. N. Fllcklnger and family leave tomor
row for a Colorado trip.
J. II. Slmms will officiate as organist nt
the First Prcsbyterinn church this morning.
The Misses Grnco Gleason nnd Nelllo Zur-
muohlen loft last evening for n Denver trip.
John Huntlngton. left last c\cning for n
visit of three weeks with friends in New
Miss Mnmo Stephenson left yesterday for
Denver , where she will spend several
Mrs. J. M. Law , Mrs. Eva Murray and
Miss Mulquccn have gone to Lake Okobojl
for a month's outing.
Mrs. A. T , Fllcklnger and youngest son
loft lost cvonlntr for a visit at her former
homo near Independence , la.
Miss Mnmlo Reed will leave tomorrow for
Denver and Colorado Springs , where she
will enjoy a tow weeks' vacation.
Mrs. II. J. Meyer of Sixth avenue left last
evening for Hot Springs , S. D. , where she
will spend n few weeks In trying the waters.
L. T. Gonung of Hastings was In the city
yesterday arranging for a whist tournament
between a scrub team and the Council Bluffs
A. W. Rclkman and family have returned
from an outing at Okobojl , having been
called back by a telegram announcing the
Illness of a relative.
Helen , little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.
8. Jones , on Frank street , who has been
dangerously 111 with diphtheria" , Is now pro
nounced out ot danger.
The Illness of Mrs. I. M. Trcynor has
caused the postponement of the visit ot
Mrs. McKuno nnd Miss Llzzlo Gortncr of
Goshen , 1ml. , to Denver.
S. B. Huyck , a Cloarfleld , la. , wheclmin ,
rode In from his native heath yesterday ,
a distance of 110 miles , and \vuti the guest of
the Ganymedes last evening.
United States Marshal Frank P. Bradley
and Assistant District Attorney T. U. Cas
ady have returned from Kcokuk , where they
attended United States court.
D. C. Bloomer and wife have gene to
the west for on outing at Colorado Springs
and other points among the Rockies. J. M.
Mnrcy will occupy their residence during
J. H. Wlckel , president of the Blue Valley
bank ot Hebron , Neb. , Is a guest ot W. 0.
Wlrt , 716 Willow avenue. He Is well known
la political circles In Nebraska , and Is re
garded as ono of the ablest stump speakers
In the state , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Grand Plaza telephone 45.
Grand Plaza bathing beach.
Grand Plaza picnic grounds.
Grand Plaza's cornet band beats them oil.
Grand Plaza's Una row boats are all the
Grand Plaza excursion accommodations
can't bo beaten.
Afternoon and night concerts at Grand
Plaza , 2 to 0 and from 7 to 10.
Dysentery and summer complaints surely
and quickly cured by Dellaven's diarrhoea
mixture. Satisfaction always guaranteed.
i\i : > n l.iuimlry Company.
(20 Pearl street. Telephone , SVO.
Uumlrlca u o Doiueatio soap , .
NEWS FROM COUNCIL BLUFFS
Economic Lcagno Will Discuss Ligh ing at
Tuesday Evening's Meeting ,
WILL DECLARE FOR CHEAPER FUEL
To Alakn nn liffnrl to Hnvo the 1'rlco of
Uu * fur Cooking I'lirpoim Kcdiiceil
to 1 Ifty CrntR I'or
A meeting of the Economic league will beheld
held next Tuesday evening at the city coun
cil chamber for the purpose of duecuss'ng
matters connected with the lighting contract.
An effort to Induce the city council to engage -
gage the services of an clectrlcan surveyor
will be further prosecuted. In case a proper
survey Is made as proposed by the leag ic , It
Is stated that seven companies stand ready
to bid on the work of putting itr a new
plant. It Is stated with equal itnpl'usls ,
however , that these companies will not bid
unless a survey Is made. The following
communication was received at The Bee office -
fico yesterday from one of the "head man
agers" of the Economic league :
COUNCIL BLUFFS , July 21 , 18 ! ) I.To
the Editor of The Bee : Economy In lightIng -
Ing and heating are great factors In the
prosperity of any town. If the cost of pub
lic lighting Is too high the city must bo
poorely lighted and the public treasury Is
depleted. High taxes for poor scrviec at
tracts no ono to the city. If the private
consumer Is the victim of extortion lie has
no love for the community that gives sanc
tion to the wrong. If Council Bluffs wants
to retain her population and add to it she
must make the conditions that will Invite
settlers to her borders. What could bo done
In that direction creating more content than
cheap light and fuel.
A distinguished gas engineer recently iald :
"For cooking or for occasional tires , gas
can bo used with economy at $1 a thousand ;
but the man who attempts to heat a bed
room or nn office with It at that price will
certainly become disgusted with the whole
business and will very properly blame the
gas company that Induced him or allowed
him to waste his money on such nn cxnerl-
rncnt. With good gas nt 50 c nts a thou nnd , all
sorts of cooking can bo done with It , and the
heating of parlors and dining rooms and
those bed rooms that are not used as sitting
rooms , during the day , can be done nt a cost
so little greater than the cost of coal that
people will put up with It on account of the
greater convenience ot gas. " He says fur
ther : "I predict that gas will become the
fuel of the country to as large an extent as
it has already been the light. "
The committee appointed by the city coun
cil Is In possession of data showing con
clusively that there Is no reason why gas
cannot be furn'shcd ' here for $1 for lighting
purposes nnd for 50 cents for heating , and a
good round profit made at that. In towns
Isss fortunately situated than this those are
the prices charged now. In some places
the charge Is even less. The cost of putting
gas In the holder Is now from 19 to 25 cents
per thousand. Is It not n serious reflection
upon our capacity that we can see no way
to avail ourselves of modern prices ?
Wliru to U' < ir lilp.
Grace Church Corner of Union and Pierce
streets. Holy communion at 8 a. in.
Morning prayer at 10:30 : n. m. Evening
prayer at S p. m.
Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church Al
fred Knoll , pastor. Preaching at 10.30 a. m.
by Rev. W. S. Hcokcr.
Second Presbyterian Corner Harmony and
Logan. Morning service at 10:30 : a. m. Dr.
Armstrong of Blair will occupy the pulpit
of his son , llov. C. N. Armstrong , Sunday
St. John's English Lutheran Church
James' hall , 17 Pearl street. Rev. G. W.
Snyder , pastor. Services nt 11 a. m. nnd
8 p. m. Sunday school nt 9:45 : a. m. Young
people's meeting at 7 p. m.
First Baptist Church Corner Sixth street
and First avenue. Preaching in the mornIng -
Ing nt 10:30 : by Rev. George Muller. Sunday
school at 12 o'clock. No evening service.
First Presbyterian Corner of Willow
avenue and Seventh street. Rev. Stephen
Phelps , pastor. Preaching by the pastor at
10:30 : a. m. No service In the evening.
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints Near the corner of
Pierce street and Glen avenue. Preaching nt
10:30 : a. m. , subject , "Church Polity. " His
torical lecture at 7:45 : , subject , "Those
Golden Plates. " Sunday school at 9:15 : a. m.
T. W. Williams , minister.
Council Bluffs Branch of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Will
hold regular services In the Huntlngton hall ,
101 Upper Broadway , at 2:30 : and 7:30 : p. m.
Rov. A. E. Keables , Dr. Tracey's assistant
In the temperance campaign In this city ,
will address the men's meeting at the Young
Men's Christian association rooms at 4
Broadway Methodist Episcopal Rev. II.
P. Dudley , pastor. Preaching at 10:30 : a. m.
Sunday school at 12 m. Junior league at 5
p. m. Epworth league at 7 p. m. No
preaching service In the evening.
Cniiglit in CrnekorH.
About all the crackers used In Council
Bluffs last week were sold at C. 0. D.
Brown's grocery , for the reasons that they
were the beat crackers made and were sold
at less than a third of the trust wholesale
prices. The car load went In a few days ,
and yesterday another car load was re
ceived and stacked up on the walk as high
as the building. They will be sold at the
same prices :
Best soda crackers , 3VJc.
Best oyster crackers , S'/bc. I
Best ginger snaps , 6c.
Best sweet crackers , 5c. /
.Marilmll Turluy Demi.
Marshal Turley , who has been lying
dangerously 111 for the past six weeks , died
yesterday morning at 3 o'clock at his resi
dence , in Turley's Glen , aged SO years. Ho
was ono of the oldest and best kriown resi
dents ot this city. Born in Kentucky In
1811 , ho emigrated to Illinois , where ho
married the wife who ftlll survives. Three
children were born , of whom only ono now
lives , Mrs. T. J. Haana of Boston. Mr.
Turley came to this city In 1852 , delivering
the first lecture on temperance ever given
In the town. Ho was a member of the
legal fraternity , having been admitted to
the bar In Illinois after an examination
before a committee of which ono was Abra
ham Lincoln. Besides his wlfo and daugh
ter he leaves two grandchildren , Arthur
Mueller nnd Mrs. Bertha Simons , both of
this city. The funeral Will occur this after
noon at 4 o'clock at the family re Id e nee ,
Rov. G. W. Crofts of Beatrice , Neb. , of
TrnliiH for l.nku Miumuik.
Leave Broadway : >
10 a. m. .
2 p. m.
5 p. m.
And every 22 minutes thereafter until
11:55 : p. m.
Parties wishing to spend the day at Lake
Manawa take the 10 a. m. train.
Best all wool Ingrain carpets , G5c durlui ;
July , to make room for new stock.
COUNCIL BLUFFS CARPET Co.
A nice , cool swim at Manhattan beach ,
Lake Manawa , Is the proper thing to take
these hot days.
Second \Vi\rd I ) .
The democrats of- the Second ward met
last evening and selected the following dele
gates to the county convention to bo held
In this city next Tuesday morning : First
precinct , George Nlcoll , Russell Whlttlesey ,
Emll SchiiM , John J. Myrtle , George F.
Rummcll. Perry Spencer ; Second precinct ,
W. H. Knepher. W. J. Liuttrwasser , John
Hlnklo and M. J. Lynch.
Lost , gold plated locket , engraved with let
ter "S" . Finder please return to J. Spauld-
Injr. 349 Aveniio O.
Eyes tested free. C , B. Optical Co , , Schnei
der's drug store , _
Domestic soap outlasts cheap soap.
On Thursday evening the members of
Ktehetuh council. Daughters ot Pocjhontas ,
met at their wigwam In Red Men hall for
the purpose ot Installing their uewly elected
chiefs , M follows Poe.ihontns , Mrs. Lynch *
nrd ; Wcnonah , Miss Llncbargcr , Powhntnn ,
II , B. Parkinson ; keeper ot records , Mrs.
II. B. Pnrklnion ; fire I scout , Mrs. Lllllo
Abdol ; second scout , Mrs. Dell Rclglc ; first
runner , Mrs. Alice Russell ; second runner ,
Mlts Llllle Danls ; keeper of wampum , Miss
Nellie Danls. After the Installation speeches
from some of the members were In order.
Alfarctta council of Omaha was well repre
sented , nnd the work was thoroughly dis
cussed , after wh'ch nil , with a few Invited
guests , partook of corn nnd venison , Etchetah
council Is In good standing nnd growing ,
four moro applications being taken last
Thursday , _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Now l.lcht' at .Manli.ittan.
The new electric lights at Manhattan beach
were turned on last evening for the first
time. The wires arc strung across the cast
end of the lake In such a way as not to In
terfere with the sail boats , and the big
lights nt the top of the tall masts arc a
great Improvement over the old gas lamps.
There was one of the largest turnouts at
the bench last evening that has been wit
nessed so far this season. A tremendous
crowd Is looked for today , by reason of the
Burlington railway's excursion. Four trains
of about ten cars each will arrive this mornIng -
Ing bringing passengers from every town and
hamlet along the road for a dlstnnca of 100
miles. The train will be stopped on Twenty-
second avenue , where the passengers will b ?
transferred to the Manawa trains.
Xo Monopoly at Ilrnun1 * C. O. I > .
But groceries at frco trade prices. A car
load of anti-trust crackers , nnd the finest
on earth , will be received today and will
be sold nt such anti-trust , monopoly-para
lyzing prices as these :
All kinds ot roila crackers , 3V&C per Ib.
Sweet crackers , Be.
Ginger snaps , 5c.
Oyster crackers , 3',4c.
Try a glass of Sulpho-Salinc or Sotcrlnn
mineral waters from the famous Excelsior
springs at George Davis' , Paul Schneider's
and O. H. Brown's drug stores. John Lin-
der , general agent.
1'rcp.irliii ; for thci Tournament.
The committee appointed by the Ganymodo
Wheel club to make arrangements for the
coming tournament to bo held In tills city
are progressing with their work , nnd the
prospects are that It will be a very success
ful affair. It will last two days , beginning
August , ,21. The merchants of iCouncll
Bluffs arc responding liberally with prizes
for the various events , and there will bo
plenty ot Inducement for the riders of this
vicinity to go in and do their best. Corre
spondence Is now going on between the com
mittee and the managers of some ot the
noted wheelmen with a view to having the
latter show their paces on the Union Driving
park track during the meeting.
The Eagle laund/y rvant has been greatly
crlarged and improved , and we are now pre
pared to turn out a largo amount of strictly
first-class work. Negllgo and colored shirts
ladles' waists , etc. , a specialty. Wo guar-
ai-tco not to fade warranted colors. Tele
phone , 157. 724 Broadway.
Real estate Is cheap In Council Bluffs.
We can sell you a homo , n vncant lot , a
fruit or garden farm cheaper than ever.
Now Is the time to buy. Day & Hess , 39
Meyers-Durfee Furniture company , 33G-33S
Broadway. Bargains In fine furniture.
Nabbcil th i.xpiTS : nicn.
There is an ordinance now pending be
fore the city council providing for the re
duction of the license fee for common car
riers from $10 to $5 per annum. The pros
pect does not seem very glittering for Its
passage , but the common carriers of the
city have many of them refu ed to take
out their licenses until It is disposed of.
Yesterday seven of them , Henry Becker ,
William Martin , W.lllamWelch , A. J.
Hutchlnson , W. Holloway , W. E. Armstrong
and P. A. Lewis , were arersted. Their li
censes all expired July 1 , and since then
they have been operating without licenses.
The Council Bluffs Art store will make
a big cut In prices for the next fifteen days.
Pictures framed cheap. Rlley & Sherra-
den's old stand. H. L. SMITH & CO.
A nice , cool swim at Manhattan beach ,
Lake Manawa , Is the proper thing to take
tlieso hot days. '
For cobs go to Cox , 10 Main street. Tclo-
I'aRflcil Counterfeit Money.
Harry Wcrbcrloskl , who keeps a general
store in Shelby , was brought In by Deputy
Marshal Richards yesterday morning on the
charge of passing counterfeit money. It Is
claimed that he passed a bogus dollar on a
young countryman In his store , after being
warned by a banker that It was not good.
Ho was given a preliminary hearing before
Commissioner Stcadman and bound over to
the grand Jury. Ho gave a bond of $400 for
his appearance when wanted.
Now drug stors , Dcetken & Whaley , 140
Broadway ; also office of Dr. Charles Dectken.
For fine rooms stop at the Victoria house ,
326 Broadway , corner Bryant street.
Hammocks cheap , Davis the druggist.
.Struck High AVutor Murk.
The enrollment at the teachers' Institute
has finally reached the highest figure It has
ever readied In Pottawattamle county. The
number of school ma'ams , both male and
female , Is now 392 , and Superintendent Bur
ton's ambition Is realized.
Gas cooking stoves for rent and for sale at
Gas Co.'s office.
Domestic soap breaks hard water.
THE GOLD BEATER.
Some Facts About n Itnro but Interesting
"I was In the work shop of a gold beater
In Now York recently for the first time In
my life , " said L. S. Tomllnson of Chicago to
the Globe-Democrat. "Probably less Is known
of that Interesting trade than any other ex
tant. Ono reason Is that there are so few
engaged In It by comparison with other in
dustries. I was greatly Interested In the
process. The gold Is molted and run Into a
small Ingot , making an oblong plate of ab
solutely pure gold. This Is rolled In a hand
rolling mill until It Is strung out Into sev
eral yards of gold ribbon , about as thick as
parchment. This Is cut up Into pieces about
an Inch square , several hundred are placed
beneath leaves ot gold beaters' skin , the
whole enclosed In a parchment cover. Then
It Is beaten for several hours. The leaves
ot gold spread under the beating , and they
are each cut Into four pieces. The beating
process Is continued , the pieces are again
divided , and the process repeated until the
gold Is so thin that the slightest breath
will blow It away. Then it Is ready for the
sign painter , glldar , book binder , etc. I am
told that this Is one trade In which modern
Invention has made no Improvement. At
tempts to beat gold by machinery have ut
terly failed , because , the stroke must not bo
uniform , but regulated by the striker accordIng -
Ing to the conditions. A false stroke of the
hammer Is sufficient to undo the work done
at any stage , beginning with the melting pot.
Only ono substance has over been discovered
which will servo to beat gold In. It Is ob
tained from the Intestines of cattle and sub
jected to a secret process. I am told that
gold Is beaten now as It was when Solomon's
toniple- was decorated with gold leaf. Some
times a crucible of gold breaks , or Is upset
ln the furnace. The cinders nnd ashes are
carefully gathered , beaten line In a mortar
and then washed by hand. Practically all
the gold will bo recovered In this way. FlyIng -
Ing particles of gold leaf , as fine as dust ,
tcltlo all over the shop. The sweepings of
the shop are saved , burned and the ashen
washed , and yield quite a sum In gold an
Iloir I.lKlituniK Sour * Milk.
. Milk Is very sensitive to changes of tem
perature and ot atmospheric conditions ,
Klectrclty ll produced by or follows great
and rapid meteorological changes. Lightning
Is the discharge which conies on account
of electrlcil Inequalities , and it Is a well
known fact that this produces chemical
changes In the atmosphere Thunderstorms
represent the greatest activity of electrical
phenomena , and the very best authorities
give It as their opinion that the electricity
generated during the prevalence of inch
storms Is absorbed by the milk In such a
manner as to cause It to undergo a com-
plotu chomlcal change.
BORDERING UPON FICTION
Slrnuge Coincidenwa jiatbc Lives of Some
THE ALTAR MENDS TW BREACH OF YEARS
Itonmiitlc Itcnrlatloin Iiriuvn from tlio 1'er
Roimt ItecollecOiinV of a U'cll
Knoun , O mim '
I recall n case of separation of Jovors by
an obdurate parent , which , cnilcd as all first-
class novels do , with the proper nnd cxpccttd
Karly In the 'CO's , In Ilitllltt county , near
Sliopardsvlllc , Ky. , there lived n widower
ewer and his daughter by the name of Jojce.
A young man , John Singleton by name , was
a farm hand and overseer of the farm , ami
the two young people after n time Informed
the old man that they proposed to marry.
The young man was 'driven ' away. Within
three years the girl married and with her
husband removed to Illinois. The Meeting
years were now numbered In the ' 70's , and be
fore the old uian dltfd he became Involved ;
his negroes had been emancipated , and ho
died In debt nnd the plantation mortgaged.
In all this time young Singleton had served
his three years In the Fifth Kentucky ,
United States army ( the old Louisville
Legion ) . lie was economical , thrifty and In
dustrious. The oM Joyce plantation was sold.
John Singleton bought It. Some years after
ward he was riding Into town , and a middle
aged woman was coming down the rovl with
a little carpet bag In her hand. She Inquire , !
If Mr. Singleton was at home. He answered
"no , " and asked what she wanted with him
She said that she heard that he owned anil
was living on her father's homestead ; that
her husband was dead , and that she was now
poor and wanted to go back to keep house
for John Singleton. He Jumped from his
horse well , we will stop , except to say that
ho led the horse Into a fence corner , took IIT
up behind him , and Hint day the little towtt
of Shepardsvllle was all aglow. They re.
turned to the old Joyce homestead , and then
well , "the bridge bended and a reality of
life was ended. "
Chief Justice Robinson of the Kentucky
court of appeals , handing down the opinion
of the court In the celebrated Perry Moore
case , used this language :
"A very voluminous record of multitudi
nous facts , apparently conlllctlng , maxes this
case vexatlously difficult , and stamps upon Its
face an extraordinary Impress peculiarly
dramatic , and therefore , signally Interesting. "
William Perry Moore In 18S5 was 18 years
of age , living with his mother and step
father In Montlcello , Wayne county , Ky.
Ho was paying attention to n young woman
against the approval of his mother , who for
bade him visiting the young lady. Contrary
to the Injunction of his mother he called to
bee the young lady , and returning home
late In the night , ho was given an Igno
minious chastisement , whereupon he became
so Indignant that he pointed his finger at
his mother and declared that she should
never bee him again. Ho left homo that
night , taking with him , a horse belonging to
his stepfather , without 'tho consent of the
latter , but which he restored to his possession
by a mall carrier and riever again returned
to Kentucky. He was 'afterward heard of In
Texas and Georgia. ' Hfs rilother offered n
laree reward for hlin , aud sent two men to
Columbus , Ga. , to see1 him1 ! He admitted that
ho knew people In Wriynrf and Pulaskl coun
ties , Kentucky , but was so evasive and con
tradictory In his stafe'nietHs that his mother
could not Identify him. .John S. Moore , the de
ceased father of the waViderer , had left a very
largo estate nnd tuVee ' other children , all
girls. In 1854 the wdrtflerer died In IJaltl-
moro , leaving a wldo\v , 'hnd. two daughters ,
who were named after 'two of the sisters of
the wanderer , Sarah Adelaide and Alary Eva-
line. When a boy IheVanderer , by falling
from a cherry tree , had broken the corner
from one of his front tealh and had received
a blow on the forehead which left a scar
and caused a slight future ot the bone.
On his deathbed ho disclosed to his wife
his identity , and requested that after his
death she should go to. Kentucky and claim
her share of the estate , giving as his reason
for never returning the oath that ho had
taken the night that he had left home. The
widow with her two children appeared In
a few months after his death and claimed his
share of the estate. A sister of Perry had
married Mr. Dahoney , who was United States
marshal of Kentucky during the Duchanan
administration , and they had tw9 daughters
about the same age , who were named ,
strange as It may appear , tl0 | same as the
wanderer's children. Now , the whole vexa
tious fact presents Itself. These four chil
dren , who were about the same age , could
bo dressed alike and across the street the
parents could not tel ) their own children.
In I860 , six years after the Beginning of the
suit , the skull ot the wanderer was ex
humed and Introduced In the testimony ,
the broken tooth and the Indenture on the
forehead being the silent and ghastly wit
nesses that at last gave the wanderer's heirs
I would suggest that any at'orney desiring
to obtain , the best Ipterprotatlon of result
ing trust can , by consulting this case In
Duvall's Kentucky report , volume 2 , page 125 ,
find the best defined and cleanest Interpreta
tion of that oftentimes vexatious and per
OME'R D. CONGER.
This Interesting episode In the life of this
eminent citizen of our republic was partially
published In a Washington City paper which
I thought I had among my clippings , but I fall
to find It.
The latter part of this drama came under
my own observation.
Omer D. Conger was In 1850 at Canfleld ,
O. , a Journeyman carpenter , and was trying
to study law , and on all Important occasions ,
or when opportunities prcseired themselves ,
ho was present , and being naturally a ready
debater would take the stump. He became
acquainted with the daughter of Judge
Humphrey vllle of the common picas court and
they were supposed to be engaged. It be
came a subject of common talk that a domes
tic was about to charge Conger with pater
nity. This rumor appears to have reached
the ears of the young lady , according
to the reports of that date and place. The
next visit of Conger to the lady was qulto
curt. She met him at the door , and the
door was shut without exchange of ceremony
as well as without passing the compliments
of the day. Ho drifted olt Into the pineries
of Michigan , and In time accumulating
wealth , was elected to the Michigan legis
lature and other Important state olllces and
began a national career by being elected to
four different congresses , and finally "to the
United Slates senate. Ho had married and
had three children. The eldest , Frank O.
Conger , was postmaster of Washington City
Just after the latter part of this episode.
Miss Humphreyvllle "had married the cashier
of a bank In St. Paul , afterward he became
president of the bank and was good enough
to dlo and leave her Childless with a mil
lion. The , widow wont to Europe and spent
several years In Spain. Mrs. Conger had
been dead some years. The widow returned
from Spain , and It became necessary for her
to visit Washington In the settlement of
seine affairs of the , natUnal bank of which
her husband had been president , and some
how she heard that Omer I ) . Conger was a
member ot congress.1 Slio visited the galler
ies ot the house , heard the sweetheart of her
youth make one of his characteristic
speeches , always full of wit and humor , and
at once recosnlzcd him as the choice of her
young womanhood , She sent him her card.
I saw them many -times afterward at the
dinner table of the National hotel , with
Frank. and his brother nnd sister. The last
time I saw Senator Conger was with the
choice of his youth driving up Pennsylvania
avenue In Washington and the buggy was
lop-sided. The senator was high up on ono
side , and Mrs , Conger so much outweighed
him that her side of the buggy was slightly
lower. I Judge she was hotty to the extent
of 2.5 avordupols.
In this Instance I have changed the name
and the locality for the reason that the man
of whom this Is written , la now a man of
wealth , Inlluence , and has a grown up family ,
who might feel humiliated to read that their
father In hlu youth had suddenly and for
fifteen years lost himself and his Identity.
It was during tha war In Indiana , about
1S63 , the widow Garthee lived on her farm
only her son , Joe , and the farm Lands ,
One morning In June , 1863 , Joe was up eirly
as was his custom , being about 17 years
old , went out to the well , turned th wind
lass , drew up the dripping bucket , hung his
hat on the nail , washed and dried his face
and hands on the little back porch and
started out to the stable. His mother's bed
room was on the side viewing the stable ,
and slio saw Joe going without coat or hat
towards the stable. llrcakfas was ready ,
Joe was called , but no answer , and ha came
net , Search wus made , btit Joe was "non
cst Inventus. " The. neighbors searched , but
no tidings of Joe. Tlio whole county as
sembled on the premises , and every * lnk
hole , every hollow log , hollow trcs and every
brush pile was searched. The creeks and
ponds were dragged , but the mystery of Jcc's
disappearance could not be sohed. Some
ot 'he ' moat loyal said ho had volunteered ,
others cald no , he was not In favor of the
war , whilst the most superstitious rolled up
their eyes and with raised hands said , "He
went up In the air. " My relatives In that
county sent me the county paper with the ac
count of his disappearance.
In 189' ' , the first time In many years. I
visited there , and asked about the disappear
ance of Joe. "Why , " said ono of them ,
"ho came back In 1S7S , nnd his Is n wonder
ful story. " I went to see him. He told
me how , when he went In o the barn , that
hi * was taken with n sudden and uncontrollable -
able Impulse to wade down the creek back
of the stable ; how when he became tired he
lay down In the woods and went to sleep ;
then getting on n freight train , tlm on n
steamboat nml landing after awhile at New
Orleans. Ho said ho had forgotten who ho
was or where he came from , only that his
name was Joe. He was at work fifteen
years after In the parish of Caddo , Louisiana ,
and was overseer of a plantation where sugar
and molasses were manufactured , and he was
known as "Crazy Joe. "
One morning , In the spring ot 1S7S , he
started out to the sugar house , and Just as
suddenly as he lost his Identity It re urncd
to him. He Immediately went to the owner
ot the plantation , received his pay and
started for home. Ho arrived at the station
nearest his home , about eight miles , at 2
a. in. Ho saw no one he knew and con
cluded to walk out home. At the breaking
of day he was In front of his birthplace ,
but Uio old rail fence had been replaced by
white paling ; the old windlass was replaced
by a pump ; the faithful country dog. though
ho had not known him , looked quizzically ,
reached out his nose and Instead of sound
ing n danger alarm wagged his tall In friend-
bhlp. He hung his coat nnd hat on the
pump , washed his face and hands , dried
them on the rolling towel that hung on the
satna old roller he thought he wouK'l wait
until they were all up nnd not wake them.
He started , as he said , to the barn , to sec
If any of the horses were there that were
there when ho left. The pumping had
awakened his mother. She did not hear the
honest watch dog's bark. She knew none
of the household were abroad , and the doc
trine of "metem psychosis" seemed to per
vade her , and she soliloquized , "I wonder If
that Is Joe ? " She raised herself up In bed ;
ilio was watching , waiting and listening ,
and as Joe passed the same window there
was a scream and the mother cried out ,
"My Gc < I ; there goes Joe , Just as he did
this morning fifteen years ago ! "
LA FAYETTK FOSTER
Nigh on to five and fifty years ago 'here
lived In Connecticut a poor young lawyer ,
but educated , refined and very promising In
his future. His genius nnd acquirements
gave him first rank socially and profession
ally. Early In his manhood he married
one of the most accomplished and wealthy
young ladles In that state. He rapidly took
rank with leading politicians and members
of the bar. This man v.as La Fayctto Fos
ter , who was state senator , member of con
gress and United States scna'or for fifteen
years , and after the death of VIca President
Henry Wilson of Massachusetts Foster was
elected vice president pro tempoie and served
ou' the term. There were two
children , the boy aged \ and the girl 2. On
the Ith day of July , 1852 , the greatest rall-
rcad accident up to that date occurred , by n
heavily-laden passenger train falling through
the bridge at Norwalk , Conn. Mrs. Foster
and her two children were on that train.
Some fifty lives were lost. Mrs. Foster
had ono cf her limbs broken and a cut on
her right check , and when 1 last saw her
over twenty years ape the scar was percep
tible. The car In which she and her two
children were fell Into the river and ca
reened to one side , so that when they were
rescued she was standing In the water
above her waist holding up ono child in
each arm. During her disability and con
valescence she Invited n niece to visit her
and remain until she recovered. The re
covery was slow , during which time the
nurse reported to the madam that all was
not right between fier husband and
nlcco. Mrs. Foster doubted and re
fused to believe. Ono day after
she had so far recovered , the nurse rushed
Into her room and by the assistance of the
nurse , hobbling along on her crutches , she
saw them "flagrante dcllctu. " Separation
followed. Settling her affairs she went to
Europe. The children were told their father
was dead. She had no correspondence but
with her agent ; heard nothing , nor did she
know of the rlso and progress of Mr. Foster.
The mother and children were In Europe for
fifteen years. When they returned with
other parties , leaving the vessel at New York ,
they visited Washington. When they were
seated In the gallery of the United States
senate , the mother slttlifg between the two
children , Mr. Foster was addressing the sen
ate. As soon as she saw him she hastily
looked at the capltol guide and saw that her
husband and the father of her children was
a United States senator from Connecticut.
She said In a husky whisper to her son ,
"That man speaking Is your father. " The
young man bore his father's name. Ho
wont Into the lobby , sent In his card , and
when the senator looked at It he stroked his
eyes and forehead , and tremblingly walking
to the messenger and with the tears forcing
themselves down his careworn checks he
asked , "Where did you get this card ? " He
pointed to his son with the answer , "That
young man sent It to you. " They looked at
each other with wonder and amazement. The
senator , between his sobs , said"Where Is your
mother ? " The family was united after
so many years and Senator Foster died
only about four years ago.
PATRICK O. HAWES.
TEACH CHILDREN TO SWIM" .
Timely Advice that Parents Ought Cnro-
fully to Consider.
In view of the many and harrowing deaths
by drowning that are always among the
distressing incidents of the summer t > cason ,
It would seem as though parents would con
sider It far more necessary to huvo their
chllron taught to swim than to spend so
much care and trouble on accomplishments
that are of no earthly value to any of the
latter who gets Into water over his or her
head. This little preach , says the Phila
delphia Times , Is not meant In any way ,
to run down the advantages to be- derived
from the highest mental training , but what
good will diplomas nnd honorary degrees bo
If In a moment ot Impulsive recklessness , or
owing to some unforeseen accident , the
students learns alas , that It Is sink or swim ,
with nlno chances out of ten In favor of the
former. If there has never heretofore been
given , along with the other thought to bo
necessary lessons , a single ono of the most
Important branches ot human education ?
lloys and girls alike should bo given In
struction In this branch. Parents would feel
highly Incensed If some outsider were to ro-
marlc that they cared more for the mental
health of their children than for their phys
ical welfare , Yet In many cases this U
true , though perhaps unwittingly so. Out
side of the fact that a knowledge of swim
ming may some tlmu be the means of saving
life , Is IB a most ) healthful and delightful
exercise , even though never put to any more.
exacting purpose than to pass away pleas
antly a few hours at the natatorlum or In the
surf. In giving children as many of the
pleasures of Ufa as llo within the power of
their parents to grant , lessons In swimming
should be among the first thought of , for the
pastime , unlike many others , serves a
double purpose that may tome day prove Its
The 1'owor of lli Court' .
Indianapolis Journal : "We are likely to
have a tornado In two or three days , " said
weather to his assistant. " '
the man . "You'd
better run down to the court and got an In
"Do what ? "
"Get an Injunction. Isn't that what In
junctions are for to restrain the lawless
elements ? "
If his Job had not have been a federal one
the assistant would have resigned ,
WHAT THEffiSSTEM OFFERS
THE LOWEST CHARGE EVER KNOWN FOR EXPERT MEDICAL SERVICES
Clirontr niiemtt < it n l.iltlrVcfMfo 11 .Vonf/i with .Iff Mctttrhifi fYcn IIVij/
rin/itrt < iiiiCtitl II " .I ( li'itint 1'i-iifltfiil lliuiKiiiIti/ . "
The ccntrnl Idea of the Copeland nml
Shepard medical enterprise la Unit the sick
must not polish for want of tiitHllc.il cure.
The golden rule niul golden principle ex-
cmplltird In this practice Is that no stricken
liuiniui being , no broken-winged bruthrr or
sister , limping ntul tottering under chronic
Infirmity , must be debarred from treat
ment by the ilnmnable Inhumanity of pro
The main thing , however , la that the
Copeland and Shepard tieatincnt , while In
expensive , Is honored nml hiutolrtl for
superior excellence. It has become cele
brated for IN telling rillcacy In elironle
maladies where the old school method.- *
do lumentftbly , notorloualy and habitually
fall. Leading speclulUttH admit till" , nnd I
arc today proolalmlmr their adoption of
that belter system , while limit oils of people
ple lnn\vn to the entire country are bent1-
Ine like testimony ftom experience.
The point li ) .simply that the C'opeland
and Shi'ptml tivatnunt , IliHlead of being
slouched tuul degraded Into a "cliurlty
treatment , " piopcr because humanely
placed within the moans of all Is In teal-
fty exalted and perfected Into the distinc
tion of belli ) ; everybody's * treatment , be
cause It l.i the system best adapted to our
common humanity. While UH benclHs are
so fieely e.stduled to the poor , It Is at
the amo time the treatment that Is
chosen by men of money nnd eminence and
learning by those who want the bent skill
ami to whom the low fee or the high fee
cuts no llgure whatever.
CAITM : > iiv CATAKUH.
llronchltls , II < Mi < l-'aln nnd Deiifiim * , with
Iloilil ) I'riMlriitloii.
Mrs. T3. McMillan. 2W D.ivenport street ,
well .mil favor.iblj known by uviny Uinahu
MHS. K. McMILLAN , 200 < i Davenport St.
"I have been taking a short course of
treatment with Dr. Shepard for a e.iturrluil
trouble which 1 had been suffering from
for the last two years. I will say that I
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Young Woman Uses a Horsewhip Well
After nn lusulting Remark.
ADEPT IN THE ART OF CHASTISING
.thill Cnrrlcrfl KntiTtuIii Tlinlr llrrtbren of
Oiu.ilia at n Hall anil ll < incii t N
.Street Property Ounera
Blanche Williams , a young lady who Is
employed at Grant Sweeney's confectionery
stand , horsewhipped Tom Ward on N street
about 10 o'clock last night to a finish.
Ward had been drinking until he became
reckless In his remarks. He made a re
mark about Miss Williams which she took
as an Insult , and the woman resented It
by slapping the fellow In tlio face. IIo
struck back , and had no sooner btruck the
lady than Grant Sweeney , who Is the head
of the family , landed in Ward's left Jaw.
Whllo the little melee was going on Miss
Williams rushed into the store nnd
secured a horsewhip , which she
applied to Ward In the most approved style.
Ward rushed out through the alloy with
Blanche close behind him , striking him
at every bound. The racket created con
siderable excitement , and thu woman was
applauded for protecting her dignity. There
were no arrests.
Car icrs Kntcrtiiln Carrier * .
The mail carriers of Omaha came to this
city last evening In n body , bringing with
thorn their own band , and were royally
received and entertained by the local mem
ber ] of the Mall Carriers' association. The
reception was given In Ancient Order of
United Workmen hall.
It was an Informal affair , but was ono
ot the jolllest receptions that has been given
here for some time. A-slstant Postmaster
W. II. Iloscncrans , Dllly Morgan , C. W.
Miller , John Gammlel , llert Osborn , M. A.
Martin , B. G. Ilozellc. and , In fact , all ot the
South Omaha postolflco department turned
out to give the boys a hearty welcome. At
the ball C. W. Miller presided as chairman
and called upon Hon. A. L. Button as the
first speaker. The gentleman welcomed the
guests in a speech that was filled with ap
propriate remarks. Then followed music by
the band , quartets , solos , recitations and
refreshments. D. W. Tlllotson , president
of the Mall Carriers' association , made a
brief address , In which ho thanked the South
Omaha boys for their hospitality , and In
cidentally mentioned their excursion and
picnic which takes place on Libor day. A
feature of the program was a
Gorman song by Mr. Wilson , assisted
by his "German band. " Messrs. Kvans
Tracey. Geason and Tracey sang splen
didly. Everything was gotten up In a hurry ,
but when taken altogether It was a big
success. The South Omaha mall carriers
ore gentlemen who never attempt to enter
tain In a small way.
Will I'avo with AHplialt.
The property owners on N street from
Twenty-ifourth to Twenty-seventh held
another meeting this morning to listen to the
report of the special commlttse. The gen
tlemen who were designated to go to Omaha
and Inspect the different kinds of pavement
reported , recommending that nsphaltum bo
used. The report was adopted and a com
mittee Is around this afternoon with n peti
tion for signers In which It Is recommended
that asphaltum bo laid.
The center of the street will bo lowered
six Inches , so the slope will not bo so ex-
trcmo as It now Is. The street car company
will bo required to lower the tracks to con
form with the six-Inch cut and the whole
matter will now bo pushed until the street
Is repaved ,
Magln I'lty < ii > nlp.
John Mullen l under am-st on the charge
of being a confidence man.
Mrs. Thomas Whlttlesey and daughter.
Hattlo , have left the city for a visit near
Chicago and along the shores of Lake Mich
igan.Miss Maud Good , who was visiting with
friends In South Omaha and Council Illuffs
the past two weeks , has returned to her
homo In Clarlnda , la.
A Doctor' * nili'innm.
A bachelor physician , who maintains a
splendid establishment In Philadelphia , U
In a , dilemma. Ho bought the house In
which ho lives several years ago and made
a ten-year contract with a widow , with
children , to furnish the house and board
him and his man servant for the frco IIBO
of the * dwelling. Since then the widow has
married. Now the doctor wants to wed.
The erstwhile , widow refuses to vacate the
house ; the bride to bo refuses to move In
until thu other woman moves out , and thu
doctor Is boarding elsewhere , whllo thu
man servant and widow are In supreme
IKJtuession. The contract has five yearn to
run , and the doctor muat cither get au-
founit the treatment to be exactly what f
needed , nnd tliut It soon brought me relief
nnd n , cure.
i " , ! " , ! > tll.cr Nordp , peaking from my own
ndlvldtml expei Icnce , I rettim ! the Cone-
bjml nnd Hliepiinl xvxtcm of tieatment for
uhronle allmenlM to be well worthy of the
warni | praiMo In-Mowc'd upon It by all who
give It a fair pernomil trial. And as It la
very Im-NpoiiKlvi' . costing only a little sum
for a whole inuniira ttentment , Ineludlnc
the medlelni" , II Is en y to Imagine the
nmnimt of Rood It Is doing the community.
"I Mot oxei heated while at work. There
mv tioublo bikini. l 'lrst the bronchial
lube * felt sou- , and 1 took a. eoilRli that
Inmir rlnht on. It wii worse mornlngx ,
and I WIIH Hiiro to vomit thon. My hcurlnir ,
falliMl , I foil a In i lido distress over the
i-yoi and n weight nn the 1UN , ni If I could
not lift them. Along with the distress
my lueath win short and the heart was
weak , IIH If ll might stop at any lime. I
wuuld nut take a thou.sand dollar * for the
bcni'ilt Or. Hhepaid has given me , ami
without it 1 do not believe 1 would be liv
ing today. "
TRIAL TREATMENT FREE ,
SuffrroiM from any chronic disease who
may yu di-siro will bo welcomed to n trial
treatment fieo on applying In person.
111:1.1 : * roitMMHV. : .
MM. Kaiali Click , Illveitoli , Neb. , an es
timable lady , writi'.M an follows :
"After years of III health 1 am pleased
to wilte joii that your treatment Is re
storing me rnpldlv. At the time I began
with you I could hardly walk. My limbs ,
from my kwot to my feet , swelled with
ilrup.-iy. Mv healt tluobbed nnd beat so
haul that ( t Kept me In a. tremble all
nver. Whenever I wotked or exercised a
catairh of the hcnd gave me great dis
tress us If 1 was eairylng n heavy load on ,
top with a sore and tender scalp. Your
mild lemi'dli's have otuod me. 1 warmly
thank .MHI fur your efforts and your kind
Intel est In my case. "
U'KIII : rou A > X Itl.ANK.
Mr. Ward IMit Sn mill l < Unrnil Nnw lln
\\iintH ( Inn tor Ills Daughter.
Mr. William II. Ward. Cedar HapldR ,
Neb , n. substantial faimer , writes : l Vou
have ruii'd me at home of a bad cauirrb
and bionrbltls. Hvcry ilny'H tientmcnt
helped me , and I don't NCU how I could
MUMS done any better If 1 bad been nt
your olllce. Si-mi n question blank for
my daughter. You must euro her , too. "
DRS , COPELAXD & SIIEPARD ,
ROOMS 311 AND 31Z NHW YOUK LIFE
llim.THNU OMAHA. NKII.
OlUce llouis 9 to 11 a. in. ; 2 to C p. m.
Evenings Wednesdays and Saturdays
only , 0:30 : to 8:30. : Sunday 10 to 12.
Stonm nnd Hot Water Honlln ? for
Roslcloico3 and Buildings.
J. C. BI.XBY ,
202 Muin. 203 Pearl Streets , Council
BlulTs , Iowa.
REAL ESTATE ,
Piro , Tornado and Accident Insur *
The stronjjost and most popular com
panics in the world. City property
and farm lands bought and sold.
JAMES & O'KEEPB ,
17 Pearl St. James Block.
COUNCIL BUUFFJ :
GUANOING LOCATIONJ. . IHIOWN OV-
fcrs for snlo all of hlfl r < > al estate anil bUHl-
ni'ss property In Council liuIn | , InohiillnK Ills
leslilencc * , cor. of Ctli uvenua anil 7th street ,
with or without cor IK r lot , with laino barn
adjoining. Also :
Tin ; Hi own liiilMInt , ' , fronting on Main nnd
Pearl BlicctH , 3-stniy lirlck , strum licated , cle-
vnlor , etc. , all In llrst-cluaH condition uml oo
cuplcil liy Konil tenants.
Ills four Imslncm xlorcs nn South Main street ,
Itnnwn IIH Hi own block anil Centiul block , all
well rnntfil to Boml tenants. Anil-
Two mint ileslinlilu lota on Koulli corner oC
7th Htrcpt and Cth avenue. Al u "S Iota In
IllKhlanil 1'Ince , UVst llumilivay , all la the
city of Council IIlulTK. Kor fuither imrtlculnra
apply to J. J. llrown. 2JC .Smith 7th uticet. city.
nn.Movii > . VAtJi/rs CLIJANIID ,
l.'il llmkp , at Tayloi'u Krocuy , 010 Uroadwuy ,
WANTII > , TO ntJY ouTUAnn ron eon
nccnml hand otllcu denl ; . L > . C' . Dale , Council
other house , another woman for a wlfo , or.
buy the housekeeper off.
BIlOKE THE RECORD.
I'rUiito John Allen Touched the Gruvorlnn
Ileprcsentattvo John Alien ls a modest
man. He Is n conscientious representative
of the Interests of his people. IIu attends
regularly the sessions of the house , and
now and then , when Important questions
llko the tariff , the frco coinage of silver ,
or the repeal of the state bank tax , ques
tions that nro worthy of Mr. Allen's thought
and study are up for consideration , ho Is
\\ont ttmporarily to assume the leadership
on behalf of the democratic party. When
ho has safely guided It out of the mud upon
drv land ho modestly KiirrtindcrH his guard
ianship and allows Mr.VIIbon , or Mr. flland
or Mr. Springer to go on tholr accustomed
ways without creating the slightest friction.
As a result of his modesty , says tlio Wash
ington Post , Mr , Allen has captured compara
tively few of the good things dispensed at
the plo counter. As ono of the leaders
against the repeal of the Sherman act ha
unintentionally subjected himself to the dls-
pleamiro of the administration. Whllo ho
lias liberally Indorsed his constituents for
every otllco from gaugcr to ambassador , the
commissions that have been Issued from the
white house at Mr. Allcn'u request have been
gruesomely tow so few , Indeed , that Mr.
Allen can sum them up In ono flguro repre
senting u largo geese egg.
Llko other men of wealth nnd Influence ,
Mr. Allen hau his poor relations. Hut ,
unlike most men of wealth and Influence ,
ho docs not turn Hum down. One of them
wanted to get an appointment and ap
pealed to Mr. Alton to xecuro It for him.
Inasmuch as ho had been uniformly suc
cessful In having his Indorsements Ignored ,
he concluded It would do no harm to say
a good word for his worthy and eminently
retmcctable relative. Going to the whlto
house ono day lasL'week ho shook hands with
"Mr. President , " ho said , "you have povor
appointed anybody 1'vo asked you to appoint ,
and I have never asked you to appoint a
relative of inlnu ; now lul's both break the
"All right , John , " said the president , l
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