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8 TTIE OMAUA "DAILY HET3 : OCTOBER 12 , 1800.
NEW YORK KINDERGARTENS
First Experiments with Thorn Provo Some
what Discouraging : .
NEEDS THOROUGHLY TRAINED TEACHERS
MrlroimllH tit ( InCiiunlry n I.IU1" '
Slow In Acluiilliur Iliilili'H mill
When III ) ' Sclionln U'ITC Mlnrlcil
U'crc linpi-oiii-rly : | | | .
The kindergarten nystom of leaching Is
gamin * a foothold in Hie public schools of
New York and Brooklyn. In the former
city several kindergartens have been cstnb-
llshi'i ] , but their success , according to the
Now York Tribune , line not come tip to ex
pectations. Drooklyn 1ms appropriated J12-
000 to start the kindergarten system on Jan
uary 1. Superintendent Maxwell of the
Drooklyn fichools has advocated the system
for ten yt-nrs. In his last report ho roller-
ntrs the opinions expressed In previous re
ports , but bo also cautioned the- Hoard of
duration against Inaugurating kindergar
tens "unless proper provision Is inndo to
rerun- thoroughly trained klndcrgartncra
and to provide for their supervision by a
competent director. "
"The Roundness of this principle. " says
the New York Tribune , "will not be tUca- |
tloned by any Intelligent person who ban
made oven n casual study of the kinder
garten system and philosophy. This Is the
Idea that should be carried out by the mem-
bets of the Board of education , under whose
Itmntdlnto direction kindergartens are to be
Installed In some of the schools of our sister
"Them are already In this city a number
of kindergartens In the public srliools , but ,
unfortunately , the sound principle wo have
mnntlomd lias not been regarded In their
establishment and management. Most , If
not all , of the directors of these kinder-
gart ns. Instead of bring trained and ex
perienced klndcrgartners. arc teachers who
ha\p been taken from the regular primary
( . radix , and , at a small advance In salary ,
nsiiumil to work for which they have had
no upcMal training. And In keeping with
thin idea It Is proposed to appoint as super
visor of kindergartens n woman without
kindergarten training , with no experience
In kindergarten work , and without proved
knouliilKo of the kindergarten philosophy.
The thing would lie ludicrous. If It were
not pad. It ought not to need repeating at
this time of the ifay that klndergartnlng
Is a special department of education , and
n most Important one , and that It can
rightly be carried on only by specialists.
ii.i.iTKitArv : T .so77r7i7-ii.\1 STATUS.
Din- l.iirti'l.v ( liiNiillloli'iit Atirnprl- |
nlloiiN for ScliiMiN.
Tim ratio of'Illiteracy Is highest , 44.5 per
cent. In New Mexico , n territory , and lowest.
31 per cent. In Nebraska , says the Nov.
York Sun. The disbursements In. all the
states for educational expenses amount to
nearly $200.000,000 a year. Toward thlr-
totnl New York gMto contributes ' 20,000.-
000. anil of this the city of New York
$0,000,000. The appropriations of other
states for school purposed vary considerably ,
lining $1.OOO.OOU ! In I'enusylvanla , $10.000.-
eon ti : Illinois. $ l2fiOO.OOO In Ohio , and $10.-
000,000 in Massachusetts. North Carolina
upends In a jcar on education lesa than
and South Carolina only $3."iOOOi >
expenditures for school purpostt
are by no means liberal , and the sparse-ness
of the appropriation has given rise , latterly ,
t < i considerable local conflict In the Cracker
By the census of 1890 the population or
Georgia was , In round numbers. l.UOO.OOO
and the population ofVcst Virginia by
the name census was 770,000 , or consider
ably less than half. But while West Vir
ginia expends In a year $1,600,000 on edu
cation , ( ieorgla expends only $1GS3,000 for
the same purpose , with the result that tin
ratio of Illiteracy In Georgia Is very much
higher and the school accommodations are
very much Inferior. There arc 700.000
children of school age In the state of
Georgia , and the- average school attendance
la ICSB than 300,000. The country schoolhouses -
houses ore so poorly built as to bo uninhabitable
habitable- winter , when the farmers do
not need the assistance of their children and
when they would bo at liberty to attend
Kt-liool. The state tax now levied does not
provide n curly as much money as Is needed
am' the school commissioner will ask the
legislature to levy a school taIn each
county. Ho estimates that a tax of one-
quarter of one per cent would enable the
authorities In all of the rural counties to
build good schoolhousea , employ competent
tcacheia , and Keep Iho schools open nliu
months in the year. Several counties ha\e
nlroidyoluntarlly tried the system of
levying such a special tax as the cnm-
The ratio of Illiteracy In North Carolina
IB 43 per cent of the whole population over
the age of 10 , and Is nearly as largo as In
the Territory of Now Mexico. There arc
8,300 school teachers In North Carolina , a
larger number than In any New England
state ulMi the single exception of Masbachu-
Kctts : but for some reason , which does not
appear to bo entirely plain. 4,500 of the
school teachers of North Carolina arc men ,
whereas In most of the states of the coun
try , and notably so In New England and the
west , the great majority of school teachers
are women. Tliosalailru paid to mule teach
ers are usually larger than those paid to
female teachers , and it may bo due to this
fact that North Carolina stands so poorly
in respect to school instruction , $030.000 of
the school fund going for teachers' salaries
and only $150,000 for all other expenses. In
I'cniialyvanln , for Instance , the salaries of
teachers of schools amount collectively to
less than one-half of the total school ex
penditures. Georgia Is another state In
which , though In a smaller intlo , male teach
ers preponderate. Nearly the entire school
fund of Georgia goes for teachers' salaries ;
there Is very little left for anything else.
Y. M. C. A. Mulit School.
The night school of the Young Men's Chris
tian association opens October 19. The as
sociation pioposcs to cover a much wider
Held this year than ever before , and , with
_ , one exception , has secured all of the In-
I Btruetors nei cssury. Special Instruction will
| l be provided for young men who were mi-
fortunate enough In early llfo to bo de-
pi ivcd of school advantages ami also for
foreign born men who desireto acquire a
knowledge of Kngllsh.
1 KcluniUoiuiIolrs. .
Schoolma'ams are getting the upper hand
In Great Britain.Vhllo twenty years ago
there were 11,010 main tcachoro to 11,801
female , last year the numbers were 20,270
men and C3.310 women.
A bill is to be introduced by the Nor
wegian government to create a profc&sorbhlp
for Naiibcii at the University of Chrlstianla.
It wan proposed to make It a chair'of polar
exploration , but Nausea suggested that biology
elegy would suit him better. Ho was for-
1 bail au olnUualf iVIuillcnt ? , culled Kctrma ,
My body , head , niul arm * urro cuuifjtltli
pot * Ilku drop * of mortar , wliMi cania off In
Invent of dry fcaU' , I miffi-rid for over nji-nr
without ti-llcf , consulted ru-rul doctor * with ,
cut alii , and liml nlnioM irtvi-n up Impo , I uw
mi tuUurtUriiiiMit uluml CirritTiu lUMKmcs ;
to'ik them , and in etjM tcteUt I wan nn well nt
cvi r , for my * Uni \ * * nlcn < tml clt-nr n > n Inbv'i ,
< 1 HO. UKAIJUKN , llnaovnr , Ontario , Canada.
BrKKtir CUIIB TIII'ATUKNT. Warm \ > M\ \
Tilth OliTiruiU BOMK > -'Utl uppliratloin of ill" .
TICUIU ( olulmcnti ) tfiu crcat hklti Uuro , rxler *
nally , mid mild dou > > nf OUTICUJU llEbOt.VK.vr ,
Said Ilirouiltoul lh vorU. Viltt. Ci'Ticl'm. Iff I
SouIVM Ui oL txrt we. md II. I'orjkK JluU
4MiCni.il CjKi-,8ol 1'roi'iIJoilon.
. . af'lliM to Cm EmSUu Ultcui , "
rnerly a ntuilent of that celcnco at the Ger
man Biological Inotltutc In Naples.
Western Hrscrve university of Cleveland
opens with 275 new students , the largest
number by far that has ever matriculated
In thu first week of the university year.
There are several new teachers In the uni
versity among whom Is I'rof Oliver Knrrell
ttmcrfloii of the department of rhetoric and
Kngllflh philology , whose career as a teacher
at Cornell was so distinguished. The uni
versity for the first time this year occu
pies three new buildings. The law school
oceuplM Its new stonebuilding. . The dental
college Is occupying a new building , which
represents facilities not excelled 'by any
dental school In the country. The whole
university Is also having the use of the new
Hatch library building.
The action of the Brooklyn Board of Edu
cation lit appointing married women teach-
em In the Seventeenth ward has brought
about a protest from unmarried women who
have , for a long time been walling for such
placeti. An Indignation meeting was held
a few nights ago , at which about forty men
were prevent. Thomas J. I'crclval , the pres
ident of the republican ward committee ,
"was chairman. It was stated that married
women who had husbands well ablu to pro
vide for their wives received appointments ,
while many young women who have teachers'
certificates are kept Idle. It was resolved
at the- next meeting to present a measure
In the next legislature which would pro
hibit the employment In the Brooklyn pub
lic schools of married women who have hus
bands under the age of 50 years.
I'KOVinlM ! HA KITTY AI'IM.IANCHS.
Host Iloiuls MnliliiK mi KITorl In Cniu-
| il > \\ltli l-Vilci-nl l.niv.
There remains but little more than a
year until the time when the national law
requiring all rallroids In the United States
lo ccjulp their locomotives with driver
brakes In addition to air brakes and their
cars with air brakes and automatic car
couplers becomes effective. Hallway com
panies are liableto a line of $100 for each
case of a violation of the law after Jan
uary 1 , 1SP8. A number of the railroads
iiro making every effort to have the neces
sary brakes and couplers applied to their
equipment before the expiration of the five
years that they have In which to prepare
for the operation of the law.
In speaking of the matter the other day
to a Bee- reporter Superintendent McOon-
nell of the Union Pacific's mechanical de
partment sal.1 : "There- ore 1.300.000 freight
cats In the United States. Of this number
500,000 are equipped with air. About the
same number have had the automatic coup
lers applied to them. There arc 35,000
locomotives in the country , and of UilF
number 20,000 are already equipped with
air brakes. There are probably 15,000 that
have , In addition to the air brakes , the
di Ivor brakes that are aUo required.
"Ono of the provisions of the law Is that
railroad companies may , after January 1 ,
1SK8 , tcfuse to rccclvo freight cars that
are not equipped with air brakes and au
tomatic couplers that will couple cars by
Impact. A number of the trunk lines of
the country have been supplying their
equipment with both air brakes and auto-
matio couplers for several years past. On
the I'jilon 1'aclflc we have over 11,000
freight cars that am equipped with air
brakes. All of our equipment except some
cars used In local service aic now equipped
with air. I should say fully SO per cent
of the Unlnn 1'aclflc equipment has been
supplied with air brakes All of our cars
that go over foreign lines are equipped
with air In fact for the past fifteen years
all freight trains on the Union 1'aclfle have
been handled entirely by the air brake.
"Rvery locomotive on the- Union Pacific
8stem has the necessary air brake and CO
per cent of our locomotlvs in freight and
paHsonger service have drher lirakt > In
addition to the nlr brakes. Every umlne
that has gone thtough our sl'opi during
the past year is equipped with the driver
brake. This work Is carried o-i at our Miops
In this city and at the other principal Miopz
of the system. Wo havebe. . n applying the-
nutomatlc couplers to freight cars for the
past three years. We contMcviUy expect ti
have all our cqulpmcn' ' In shape to meet
the requirements of th * law by January 1 ,
IMS."A number of railroads In the United
States as yet have done nothing toward
equipping their cars and engines as re
quired. They expect that the Intel stale
Commerce commission will grant them r.n
extension of time , but I doubt if that body
will do BO. The roads have had five years
In which to apply the air brakes and car
couplers to their equipment , and these
> cars include some In which the railioads
liuvo done a fair business. Of course , nil
the passenger equipment Is supplied with the
necessary brakes and couplers , but thcro
ara a number of roads that have made no
effort to equip their freight cars.
"The cost of conforming to the provi
sions of the law Is as follows : niulpmi'-it
of passenger car with air brake , $100 ; freight
car with air brake , $15 ; freight car with au
tomatic coupler , $20 to $25. "
That .Inyfitl Fee 11 UK
With the exhilarating sense of renewed
health and strength and Internal cleanli
ness , which follows the use of Syrup of
Klgs , Is known to the few who have not
progressed beyond the old-time medicines
and the cheap substitutes sometimes offcicd
but never accepted by the well-informed.
John son Bros. , hard coal. $9.
Operates two through superbly equipped
trains EVKItY day In the year.
Tim OVERLAND LIMITED
AND OMAHA-CHICAGO SPECIAL.
OMAHA , 4:45 : p. m. CHICAGO. 7:45 : a. in.
OMAHA , 0:30 : p. m. CHICAGO , 9:30 : a. m.
CITY TICKET OFFICE , ,
1401 II , R. RITCHIE- .
FARNAM ST. GEN. AGENT.
Comfort to California.
Yes , and economy , too , If you patronize
the Burlington's Personally Conducted onco-
a-week excursions , which leave Omaha
every Thursday morning.
No change of cars Omaha to San Kran-
elsco ami Los Angeles. Sccond-clafcs tickets
Call nt ticket onlcc , 1502 Farimm street ,
and get full Information or write to J.
Francis , General Passenger Agent , Omaha ,
Six Thirty I' , M. 'I ruin.
& ST. PAUL IIY.
Best service ,
City oince. 1504 Faranm.
Thellist SIT * lec
To Denver , Cheyenne and polnls In Utah.
Idaho , Montana , Oregon and California lt >
Via the UNION PACIFIC.
For tickets and full Information call at
City Ticket Olllce. 1302 Farnam street.
\YIlllamson , St. Joicph , Mo. , Is stop
ping at the Barker.
DoArvlllo slstcis and mother arc registered
at the Barker from New York.
Senator Proctor of Vermont was In the city
yesterday while cnrouto to San Francisco.
O. V. P. Stout , G. F. BettB and 0. H. Scott
were Lincoln representatives In the city yes
George W. Post of York , chairman of the
Republican State Central committee , was
In the city for a few hours yesterday ,
Rl\ members of "A Green Goods Man"
company , and six members Katie Emmctt
company are quartered at the Barker.
William Mullen left last evening for Wash
ington , 1'n. , In response to a telegram In
forming him of the serious Illnres of a rcl-
Nebraskans at the hotels : J. S. Smith ,
Mlnden ; E. It. Purcell , Broken Bow ; D. Rees ,
Norfolk ; M. T. Jaqulth , D. A. Finch. II , 0.
Miller. J , W. Trogordcr , Grand Island ; T.
1C. Ottle , Humphrey ; George Godfrey. Jr. ,
Fremont ; J , J , Earttt , Schuyler ; S , J. Weeks ,
A party of I'nlon Pacific olllclulu , Includ
ing General MnnuKtir Ed Dickinson , Secre
tary T. M. Qrr , B. Buckingham and L. H.
Korty left last evening for the west In
a special train. Tin- party Is on a tour
of Inspection uver the company's line , and
will go as fur west an Ogdcu.
YEAR'S WORK OF THE CRECHE
Hard Times Have Out Down the Kcsourcos
of the Institution.
HAS MANAGED TO KEEP OUT OF DEBT
Start In on n NIMV Yvnr irltlt Atiout
IjlUOO In TrniMiry Mnny TliliiKN
.Nrrilcil for UK * Coming \Vliilor
I'lniiN for ( lie 1'uttire.
The secretary of the Omaha Charily asso
ciation has m.ide the following report of
the operations of the Creche during the past
"This has been a peculiar year for our
work at the Creche. Owing to a scarcity
of work , many n poor woman has cared
for her own children , and also those of her
more fortunate neighbor who had secured
employment , thereby lowering the average
number at the Crccho to thirty-five children
dally. Our donations have been very small ,
while our expenses for help , etc. , remain
about the same.
"The thanks of the aesoclatlon are due
to the lion Ami club for making a large
number of garments , to the Needlework
guild for similar favors and to the women
of the Old Ladles' Home for quilts pieced
by them ; also to Dr. Hanchett for profes
"I am strongly In favor of securing gar
den ground outside the city for our children
who aie cared for by the week. A benevo
lent woman offered us ground last summer ,
but a < ! there was no house on It we could
not accept It.
"Wo have given but one notable enter
tainment the ] st year , realizing < 200.
"As our funds are getting dangerously
low , we must make an effort to raise money
enough to comfortably -equip our Creche
"In my report of last October I begged
the children of our city to consider this
charity their own and take upon them
selves the making of garments and provid
ing of playthings for the children of the
Creehc. Some- dear little girls have begun
this work , and we hope their example will
bo followed by many.
"A committee from this association should
bo appointed to apply to the proper au
thorities for permission to establish a Creche
at the coming exposition In 1S98 , ascertain
what Its requirements will be. gather all
needed Information In regard to such enter
prises , and report to the board as early as
"In accordance with Instructions from the
Creche boartl I have tried tc get our county
tax settled. Though I was assured by n
county olllclal that wo would not bo haras
sed farther with requests to 'call somewhere
and settle It , ' I shall net feel safe until
we ean get a release In writing. We are
Inking care of many children , and have been
doing so for ten years , who would other
wise be nn expense to the county \\liy arc
we taxed for this bit of ground , round which
wo have put a fence , making It a play
ground for theao waifs ? The owners of thlt
strip have given us the use of It , It brings no
profit to any one. but to the little ones.
"We arc still hoping for a larger number
of associate members to meet with us and
to devise wa > s and means to enlarge the
usefulness of this society. Wo are sorry that
the much talked of project , for a Creche for
the northwest part of town should fall for
lack cf funds.
MRS. THOMAS L. KIMIULL ,
President , Omaha Charity Association. "
At the annual meeting of the Omaha
Charity association held October fi. at the
Cre-che , the following named officers and
beard of directors were elected : Mrs. T. L
Klmball , president ; Mrs. J. VanOstraml , vie ?
president ; Mrs. Ada T. Walker , treasurer ;
Miss S. J. Harrows , secretary ; Mrs. Hawct ; .
Mrs. Kllpatrlck , .Mrs. Harrows , Mrs.
Ccckcrel , Mrs. Cowln , Mrs. Lyman , Mrs.
Morse , Mrs. Reed , Mrs. Hcndrlcks , Mrs. Din
ning , Mrs. Cudahy , director * ) .
The folloulng Is from the report of Sarah
J. Harrows , secretary of the association :
"In looking over the record of Creche work
for the past year , one or two facts seem
specially worthy of notice. For the flrsf
time lu the history of the Institution the
ranks have been broken , and a little one re
moved by death a little boy of 7 died vcrj
suddenly of heart disease July 2. The chil
dren have been remarkably frco from epi
demics through the past year. There hat.
been a very marked falling off In the dona
tions to the Creche this year bo'h In money ,
provisions and clothingnml not In six year. "
have there been so few admissions , yet we
have been able lo keep the house open with
out going Into debt , a fact of which wo arc
not a little proud. "
The treasurer's report Is as follows :
On hand October 1 , 1893 $ 5H 02
Received from Crccho Ir2l 20
Received from membership 2.1 00
Received from monthly dues Ill 00
Hecflvcil from "Tho Hells" 200(0
Received from donations 17 M
Total $2.t'J3 1C
P.ilil for coal $ 211 73
'aid for KIIH 32 no
' .ild for groceries C. > 4 14
aid for help k73 i"i
'aid for rubber matting 00
Mid for Ice 24 10
'aid dry KoodP , etc , - 41 04
'aid for repairs 19 15
'aid for sundries 5 41
Dalnice on hand 1S2 SI
Total $2.CSS flr.
ADA T. WALKER ,
Treasurer Omaha Onorlty Association.
South Omaha News .
There is still a largo demand for feeders
nt this point and last week the market held
strong , with the buying demand very large.
On Saturday alone there wore shipped to
the country sixty-two cars , whllo the week's
shipments to Nebraska are considerably over
100 cars. Nebraska farmers have been
greatly benefited by the cattle loan com
pany , which ope-icd offices for business at
the stock yards leas than a month ago. Dur
ing the short time that the company has
been In operation It has loaned out to Ne
braska farmers and cattlemen nearly $000-
000. This amount of money being distrib
uted throughout the state at this time Is
a great thing for this market , as all of the
stock purchased here for feeders with money
advanced by thu loan company will bet
brought back hero to bo sold within ( thirty ,
sixty or ninety days. The season for range
cattle will bo over before long and then
thctio feeders will be sent lu to bo sold as
prime fat cattle. Of late there has been
a scarcity of canncra at the packing houses
and on that account some departments lu
these houses have not been working full
time. The feeder market Is expected to re
main good for some time to come , and the
number of cattle sent to the- country Is al
most equal to that of laat year , when money
was not BO scarce.
UO.Vl'IM KU THU COKTni/VOU CASH.
City ( Jlven n Wffk More lo .Millie UN
.SIlOU I UK ,
A continuance of ono week has been
granted the city In the Cortelyou mandainub
case , and In the meantime the city council
will decide what to do In the promises , Some
of the members of thu council are of the
opinion that Cortelyou was rather hasty In
securing the mandamus , as they assert ho
has been treated fairly by the city. The
claim was originally 11.200 , and two pay
ments have been made In four years , re
ducing the claim to something llko $500 ,
Considering the largo number of judgments
to bo provided for , these councllmcn say that
Cortelyou has no right to expect his claim
to be settled In full this year.
At the time the levy was made and the sum
of $12,000 turned Into the judgment fund
Mayor Ensor was In favor of paying off these
judgments according to date , paying the
claims of long stuudlug first and allowing
judgments of recent date to wult another
year. The members of the finance committee -
tee did uot concur In thu mayor's opinion ,
and liquidated quit * m number of Judgments
which had boon running but a short time.
In the c.i e now Imqutstlnn thu mayor Is In
favor of paying tho'dalm out of the gen
eral fund , and thuwmrttllng the * matter , but
membra of the council object to this on
the ground that It would set a bad prece
dent , and bo the cause of other mandamus
proceedings being commenced.
IIOMl OHIMNAMMIITO IIH .VMKNDKl )
IntcrrMt lluto tnlllr Millie * .7 IiiMtcnil of
< ! IVrtOnt.
After endeavoring about a month to
sell the $45.000 worth-of 0 per cent refund
ing bonds nd 98 cents being the best offer
the finance committed his eome to the con
clusion that the rate of Interest will have
to be raised. Mayor Bnsor stated ycsterdaj
that an ordinance would most likely bo
Introduced'at the meeting of the councl
this evening raining the rate of Interest
to 7 per cent. When It was proposed to
Ipsucd the bonds City Treasurer Uroadwit
lecommciuled that the Interest bo fixed at
7 per cent and the ordinance was so drawn
At the suggestion of Chairman Mullaly the
interest was reduced 1 per cent and then
the trouble to dispose of the bonds com
menced. Something will haVc to be rtoiu
and that at once , too , because In three
week * tlmo the mini of $24,000 will become
duo on bonds and coupons and there Is
not half enough money in the treasury
to t.iko up these maturing bonds and pay
the Interest. Should the bonds be floated
the flDJnccs of the city would be on cas >
rtrcct for n time.
Arriiiiitril for HI * Own Kum-nil.
The funeral services over the remains of
Oeorgo Williams were- held at the Albright
Methodist Episcopal church yesterday fore
noon , a large number of friends of the de
ceased attending. Mr. Williams was a pioneer
neer In this section of the country , bclnr
well known all over Sarpy and Douglas
counties. For a number of years he ban
suffered with consumption and about four
months ago he made arrangements for
his funeral and burial with1 one of the local
undertakers , tlie contract being witnessed
by two of his friends. After Williams hail
lived through the summer he often said
that he was anxious to live until after elec
tion so that he could vote once more before
ho died. The body was laid to rest at Laurel
Presented n Counterfeit 111 ! ! .
W. S. Wilson Is the name given by a man
who tried to work off n counterfeit $10 bill
on D. S. Clark , the druggist , last night.
Wilson went Into the drug store nnd presentIng -
Ing the- bill asked for some change. Clark
at once saw thcA the bill was counterfeit ,
but said nothing. Ho went behind the
counter as If to got the change , but Instead
procured a revolver and covered Wilson ,
while ho locked the door. A telephone mes
sage was sent to police headquarters and
Chief Hrennnn soon arrived and placed the
man under arrest. Beyond saying that ho
was from California , Wilson refused to talk
about the affair.
Centum Soiinil Money Cltili .Mei-tliiur.
This evening at Plvonka's hall Jacob
Hauck of Omaha will address the ( jcriuan-
Amcrlcan Sound Money club. This club
now has a membership of nearly 150 ami
Is composed of the most prominent German-
Americans In the city. At a recent meetIng -
Ing of the club Hi committee was appointed
to call upon nil Germans whoso position
is doubtful and If possible Induce them
to attend the meeting this evening. Tin
cause of sound money Is growing In South
Omaha and especially among the thinking
Germans , a great many of whom we-re at
first Inclined to favor Uryan and his free
1'ollee Have l.lllle to Do.
There has been little or nothing doing
In police circles for some time ) patt , nol
an arrest having bccu made since Frldaj
night. The attempted robbery of N. Swan-
berg was the only event of Iho week. After
having his head dressed after the assault
Friday night Swanbrrg remained In the
city until morning , when he took the train
for his- home at Wahoo- . Two misplclous
characters were arrested in connection with
this assault , but as nothing could be proven
against them Judge Chrlstuiann gave them
each a "chaser , " that Is twenty minutes
In which to cross the city limits' line.
Hearlet Kevcr Take * a MIIil Koriu.
There was considerable talk last week
about children from families allilctcd with
scarlet fever attending school. A number
of such reports were Investigated and the
report proved to bo groundless. One care
waa found where the little daughter of
Andy Miller had been reported down with
the fever which was not true. The disease
.s very light this year and physicians say
that It yields readily to treatment. So
far th cro has not been a single death and
the epidemic seems to bo dying out.
City ( > OHNI.
W. G. Angus of Seattle , Wash. , Is visiting
The entire flro alarm system Is being over
hauled and repaired.
The Interior of fire hall No. 1 has been
painted nnd now presents quite a neat ap-
Milk Inspector Carroll has prohibited milk
men from hauling slops In the wagons they
use to deliver milk in.
The street commissioner's department has
been notified by the police that a number
of the floor planks in the Q street viaduct
There was a fire yesterday forenoon In the
littla cottage just south of Germanla hall.
The fire was started by throwing a cigar
stump Into a pllo of rubbish. The loss was
about $5. *
SI5CHUTAHY WII.M.S TAICI2S HOLD.
ConiliielN UlN Initial .Meeting at the
Y. M. C. A.
Secretary Fred I * . Willis of the Young
Men's Christian association delivered his in
augural address to tlie members yesterday at
the regular Sunday afternoon prayer meet
ing. The large assembly room on the second
end floor was used and was well filled by
the members and tv t friends.
In opening the services Secretary Willis
sang n solo , accompanying himself upon the
piano , those present joining In the chorus.
Pra > cr followed anil then Mr. Willis spoke
briclly to those present. The secretary said
ho wished It understood that the asso
ciation should not be construed by the mem
bers as being his. Neither did Its privileges
belong to any one member or olllccr. It
hod been the generous gift of the people of
the city to all young men , and therefore
each and every young , man in Omaha should
take an Interest In' It , and promote Its well-
fare. One fcature-iof the association which
the speaker thought should remain upper-
roost In the minds ot the members was the
maintenance of the - Sunday afternoon re
ligious meeting. Tile attendance should bo
Increased so that every member of the In
stitution should dvrm It a pleasure to bo
present at the wocSfly meetings.
"People who are little given to reading
the niblc. " said the speaker , "frequently
gauge those with wham they come In contact
by very trlvol slgnsa Every young man who
wishes to lead n Ood-fcarlng life should
draw weekly Inspiration from these meet
ings and inaka his icvery-day llfo so perfect
that oven his critics will accord him his
due. In this way much good might bo
done , for It would.J he apparent even to the
most obtuse that < .a religious career was
productive of a luippy life and thu mak
ing of many friends. " The secretary closed
with an exhortation to all young men to
take Christianity with them Into their busi
ness and bring at ) many as possible within
the good Influence exerted by the associa
No Time Should lie l.oMt
Hy those troubled with constipation1 In seek
ing relief from Hosteller's Stomach Hitters.
The disease Is easily relieved In Us earlier
stage , and , as It Is utterly subversive of the
general health , postponement of the remedy
Is unwise. The isarau holds good of delay In
cases of fever and ague , kidney complaints ,
nervousness , debility and rheumatism , ail
ments to which the Hitters ls particularly
lilt the Wlmlou nt l.llxl.
Frank Wlnaii put In Heveral hours yes
terday In the paHtlmo of finding how near
ho could throw a stone nt n ulrulo.v in the
IIOUBO nt 1519 I.envumvorih street and not
break It. Wlnan'H hand , howirver , trem
bled sllk'htly , and a cnich of shattered aU H
resulted. A patrolman chatted him several
blocks and nt IciiKth , catching him In un
alley , HCIH him to tbu station.
WllSliSSLD HIE MASSACRhS
Stories of the Atrocities Confirmed by a
Betnrucd Missionary ,
ARMENIANS ARE A HARMLESS PEOPLE
TlimiNiiiuM of Homo * Minlt > D
In I lie Vli'lnlly nf TrvlilromlVlure
tli < * SiMMiKor AVil * Slntlonril
Nov. M. P. Parmaleo of Turkey In Asia
spoke jcsterday morning on the Armenian
atrocities and the causes which led up
to their perpetration. Dr. Parmaleo occu
pied the pulpit of the First Congregational
church at the Invitation of Us pastor , Dr.
Wurflold , and gave a vivid description of
the scenes of horror which It was his lot
to wltnecslillo living at Trcblzond , on
the southeast coast of the Ulack Sea.
At ( he commencement of his remarks the
speaker reminded his hearers of the personal
history of Paul , the record of whose trials
an a missionary are found In the Hook of
Acts. Ho and other missionaries who had
returned from Turkey are olten met with
the query whether they are not glad to
bo out of such a country. The answer
to this had always been "Xo , " because
that country Is one which Is pre-eminently
In u position to make history. God evidently
has a purpose In the events which are
going on there , although It may bo hard
lo dlvlno what that purpose la.
To glvo an idea of the land which was
the scene of the mas aerc , i-iapa were
referred to by the speaker and the situation
of Treblzond , an Important seiport on the
southeast coast of the Hlaek Sea , and Kurdi
stan , the wild , mountaiious region to the
south , weie pointed out. Dr. Parmaleo
stated that ho had been stationed as a
missionary nineteen years at Rrzcroum and
fourteen at Trcblzond , the former being
n city lying on the northern border of
Kurdistan. He stated that his mission dis
trict nt Treblzond comprised a territory
2SO miles long by fifty miles broad. When
ho first went there It contained 170 "adher
ents" and now It claims 1,057 ; the mem
bership of the churches has Increased from
20 to 222 , and the contributions of the
churches from $97 to $1,259 annually. Re
garding the population of that region the
speaker said he wished to correct the Im
pression that It is almost wholly composed
of Armenians. They comprise simply a
goodly share of the population. They are
liberal In spirit as a people , In religion
having u worship In sonic respects resem
bling that of the Catholic. They have a
chief leader , known as a "calhollcos , " '
whoso station Is In the Interior. 'They
have a high regard for the bible , and hence
are easily approachable by the missionaries.
Among the other Inhabltrnts of that region
are the Greeks and many of them have
HISTOUY OF THE TIIOUHLK.
"To understand the Armenian atrocities. "
the speaker said , "it Is necessary to go
back Into history as far aa the Kiisslaii-
Turklsh war of 182S-1S30. At that time
thousands of Armenians fled from Turkey
Into Russia , which borders Turkey In Asia
to the north. At the cessation of hostilities
many returned , the government having be
come more friendly toward them. Down to
the Ilulgarlan war of 1S77-7S their lot was
not BO bad , and in the Ilerlln treaty a
clause protecting them nnd the Kurds was
Inserted. The government e-ontlnued a mild
course , but as time developed it became ap
parent that Its real purpose wus to bleak
every pledge It had made and oppress the
Armenians. The Turk has no regard for
his oaths , ami AbduI-IIamtd , the sultan ,
plainly showed n disposition to exact unjust
taxes from the Christians and oppress them
In every way. Ho had at first started
Reboots and proclaimed that they were In
tended for all clauses , but pupils who were
not Turku BOOH found that In reality they
were not wanted and made haste to leave.
All government positions were next filled
by these educated Turks , who made It a
part of their studied policy to treat as
harshly and unfairly as possible the Chris
tians under their jurisdiction. "
Regarding Kurdistan , Dr. Parmalee stated
that It Is a mountainous country , nlinost
inaccessible to civilized man and occupied
by many Independent tribes , who refused
to acknowledge the Turkish yoke. The
Christians In that region as a measure of
precaution always went armed , and to buy
themselves peace often paid tribute to cer
tain Kurdish tribe's. The frightful massacre
at Sassoun of about two years ago occurred
in Kurdistan. Fonic of these Kurds wanted
to protect the Christians who had bought n
pledge of protection , but they were either
killed or yielded to the Importunities of th
tribe to break their pledges , and BO nil
Kurds at length joined In the persecution.
Then a three weeks' slaughter fallowed , In
which thirty or forty village's were destroyed.
The excuse given out was that the Kurds
feared the Armenlana , but the Armenians ,
said the speaker , \\ero no more dangerous
than thu lambs feeding on the mountain
sides of that region.
FK13UNG 11ECO.MES INTENSE.
The feeling at Treblzond became In
tense. The government took steps to pro
tect the town , as it afterward appeared ,
against the uprising of the Armcnlaim , vhlc1i.
It was pretended , was belug threatened. It
was just a year ago that a demonstration
took place In Constantinople by certain Ar
menian revolutionists who demanded the
Institution of the government reforms which
the sultan bad promised the Eiirrp ° an powers
in the Hcrlln treaty. The government pretended
tended to bo alarmed. About that tlmo a
TurkU.li pasha was passing through Treb-
izond on his way to Constantinople , hav
ing been deposed on account of atrocities
committed by him In the Interior. A paity
of revolutionists shot Urn on the strevts
and when pursued in the night time , one
of them turned on his Turkish pursucra and
shot at them , killing one. The Turks vowed
vengeance and during the night of October
7 the poor Armenians of Trcblzond were
running hither and thither. In peril of their
lives. Many took refuge at the house of ill"
mission , presided over by Dr. Parmalce
Nothing was done that night , and , being
assured that no harm would come , the people
ple departed. About 10 o'clock the followlm ;
day the massacre broke out , showing that
it had been premedlatcd. There wcrcelaughter
and plllaRo on all tildes. Four hundred were
killed In Treblzond and clghty-blx In tin-
neighboring country ; 315 houses were
plundered and 810 were burned. The women
were spared , those of them that were killed ,
whoso cases came to the speaker's atten
tion , being killed by accident. Whole famil
ies were left In destitution , one family which
the speaker knew of having had four brother : !
killed , so that there were left In utter des
titution four widows with their nineteen
Dr. Parmaleo also called attention to the
recent movement of the Kurds. Many cf
them , he said , are being armed by the sultan
as soldiers. The sultan liar recently shipped
gome of them to Constantinople. This Li a
significant mo\e , as It Indicated that the
sultan la fearful of his life , and. no longer
trubting the Turks , intends to rely on the
Kurds as a bed ) guard.
You should keep Salvation Oil on hand ;
It will euro all aches and pains. Price 25cts.
A FIIH ( Train fur Montana
And the Pacific northwest , leaves Omaha
via the Ilurllngton route at 4:35 : p. m. dally.
It IB vubtlbiilcd , carries sleeping and re
clining chair curs , and Is nearly a whole
: ialf day quicker than any other train from
Jmnlia to Helena , liuttu , Spokane- , Seattle
Tickets and tlmo tables at 1502 Farnam
TliriMV ( iliiNH Into ( In * Slrri'l.
J. W. Oromun got Into troubleycxterdny
by tosHlng nn empty Rluiw bottle Into the
street , nuur the corner of Fourteenth and
UougluB. The bottlu broke Into a ir < -.it I
many m.il ! piece * , and then an ollli-cr. wlio ,
otood near by , Blithered ( liomun In ami ; nt
ilin to Jiill Uioinun pj'iidcd th.it lie did
lot know tie WUH vIoSiilliiK .my law , and ni i '
iiiicli hurprlt'i'il at bi'lnis infoiini-il that lirk
of knowledge In thli n HIIOH i.iiffd no
one. It Is estimated by thu poUu > that M )
ieT cent of the broken wluHs found on t , > c
Ktri'Hi lu duu to UioUKhtl'-vwfM upon the ,
iart of hundu'dB into wlione mind thu rlB tn
of the wheelman never enters , j
1130 ( Kit , P , 1R9V
Every clothing store in town has overcoats to sell. The
chances arc that any one of them would tell you that
their overcoats are absolutely the best , absolutely the
cheapest and tint money spent anywhere else for an
overcoat is money absolutely thrown away. Lit us * sec.
We've got a few overcoats oursclvns. We want to sell
them , We want to sell them to people who must have
the most for their nvjney and who cin't afford to take
any chances in the nvitter of weir. We have five hun
dred of those sp'cndid ' Verm nuTircy LJ stcrs to sill at
$375 _ each this year. They'll wear. We have over a
thousand Men's Kersey Overcoat- ? , all wool , to sell at
$4. so each. They'll wear. We have three hundred
superior Irish Frieze Ulsters to sell at $6.00 each.
They'll wear. Ande have enough-to-go-round of
those very Superior Kersey Dress Coats for men at $6 75
an they'll wear too. One of the cardinal qualities of an
overcoat is wear. We put a circle of safety around the
overcoat we sell you by guaranteeing it to wear and giv
ing you a new coat if it doesn't wear. Where will you
buy your overcoat ? Will you buy it wlure you take
chances or will you buy it where it is guaranteed ?
! I 1 II I 1 II ! !
Sender OKI- Fall Catalogue. A'ol many I. ft.
IT WAS BEFORE THE DAY OF
THEY USED TO SAY : "WOMAN'S WORK IS
NEVER DONE. "
. & iji i'i iji iji A i i i ik i i
- IfI. . " . i . > - V ! ! - i.J " -j" ( . TT "j' . | ? ? jT ( Vf1jV ) ? V" ?
A NEW SERIAL STORY.
$ THE OMAHTSTODAY BEE , & #
t . "
By CLINTON ROSS.
Author of "Tho Countosa Bottinn , " "Iho Colors of tlio Lawrence , "
"Tho Confession of Colonel Sylvester , " Etc.
TO BEGIN OCTOBER 25 AND CONTINUE FOUR WEEKS.
PUPPET" is a talc of the Zcnda order. It
n is a fairy story for grown folks of Dumas's and
Mr. Hope's kind ; but it is not in any sense an imitation.
fr Robert Gerald , the son and heir of an Irish adven
turer and a successful New York financier , meets
V on his door step a stranger , young and charming ,
who asks his protection. In granting this lady his roof ,
, ' ? ! Gerald finds himself entangled in the most surprising
chain of circumstances. He is abducted on Wall street , III
drugged , and carried near Biarritz. Going to Paris , he
? Jf chances to see his abductor , and he finds that the refugee
he has entertained is a great lady of Dalmatia. There A'S
" " follows a plot which Gerald embraces for the establish
ment of Beatrice Ramaga as Princess of Dalmatia. In
T'T success and failure is the theme of the story. i'i.
T'TI THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE. I
A STORY WORTH READING.
WHISKEY , MORPHINE , OPIUM.TOIJACCO . AND CIGAREFW HANTS
Write for terms anil tostimoiiiaU. Correspondence eonildonthi ) .
JBleiir - - -
They Gouhto'f Hold Him.
We inoun the MK M"i"S In the ml.Mlc of the
Modi If IlnrryUH lunmni ; n hlmp tif hla own
lint lif'B nut .mil fi liu II continueto | ila > for
tlm MM MuH'hl.ul he VHKgood Judgment urul
Kfts his pay In luHunco.
Ij ilia rinKliam CumpouncI "rc
Mulllm pluln 7ro
Mnltlnc with cod liver oil 75u
l'ulnp'8 Celery Compound , , . . . CT.O
( ninolo Juniper (1.00
\\llllams' rink I'lllH Ka
CuTtvr'H I.lver 1'llls ] 2o
Warner's .Safe Cur" buc
Syrup of 1'lgH 32c
Ilooil'a H.irMipHrlllu C4u
lllrnc-y'8 C'ntiirih Cure SOc
Curli-liuil Hpnulcl Saltx " " < '
Mullory's Cutiirili Cuic " " > '
Hgyptlan I otua Creum ' 5 °
HcottH nniuUlon . , . . . . . . * . . . . . . . . . . . . * . c < °
nuffy'D Unit WliUliy JJo
Vine Kolufrn ; ; ' '
Cutlcura insolvent ; ;
Cutlcura Soap 'L10 '
8. S. S . . "
JnlU'H * lIXIK'l-llHllllt i
I'jnimld I'llu Cuie * " 'c
New Location ,
18th and Farnam
P/Joafc Complexion Powders
liavo a vulgar glare , Imt POZZQIII'II la a trus
licautlflur , whoso otlccts ara tatting ,
( Trade Mark. )
CiiHiially Cniiijiiiny o New lurlt. .
gives THHEE MONTHS' insurance ,
$1,000 for $1.OO ,
to turn or ivoiurn ,
ticturen IS nnd CO yuira of niic , im'iilnst futnl
Ktrcct Auclilentii a-fciot , or on lllcyclcn , Homes.
WnifotiB , Ilorte ( 'uu. Itallroud cum. Illui-alci ) ,
IlilclKp. Trolley nnd Cablu earn. HtrmiiBlilps ,
KIcninuoatH mid Htonin Kerrlcs. $100,040 dcponlleil
with tlio Innurnncr Drpnrtmcnt of tlio Ktnto ot
New York for the rccurtty of tlio Ineurid.
I'"or Salt : liy
Chas. Katffmaiin ,
i:02 Douulns Street.
Tel. CM Cmaha , Ken.
"A STITCH IN TIME , etc.
AH BODII as you know your
tooth Ls ducuyoil consult
to 'Mint ' ; tooth ,
THIRD FLOOR PAXTON BLOCK *
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arnlralUlli in , AIMtdriiircUtn. Vvrllnfur
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