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tATLY ) 11 ,
Omaha , Dec. 10 , 1S97.
Of philosophers who donotpractice what they
preach. It is said that it should be so , as the
good suffers as much as the bad Good mcr-
merchandising like good philosophy must
stand on facts ,
LOAKS Wo soil
of Indies' cloaks ,
that la n fact , tlioro
must lo ) a rensort for
this nutl Indies know
it is a good ono.
The first IB Everything wo have is new
Second roiaon Wo sell thcao now and
stylish Cloaks oven cheaper than other
stores sell old garment * .
SPECIAL. bargains In Children's Ilcefera
0 nnil 8 years sizes vrlco $3.75 , $4.00
and $5.00 worth $5.00 , $0.00 and $10.00.
SPECIAL bargains In misses' Coats 14 ,
10 and 18 years $3.76 , $5.00 , $7.50
regularly sold nt $5.00 , $7,50 and $10.00.
Ladles' Capes from $3.75 to $15.00.
SPECIAL BARGAIN A flne Astrakhan
Cloth Jacket , In black , body all silk
lined at 5.75 worth $10.00.
OSTRICH AND Mnko nice Christmas
PLUMAGE BOAS gifts.
20-Inch OUrlch Boas $2.50 , $3.00 , $4.00 ,
$ i.50 and $0.00 each.
27-Inch Ostrich IJoas , $3.00 , $0.00 and $8
30-Inch Ostrich Doas $5.00 , $ C.OO , $8.00
and $9.00 each.
45-Inch and 51-inch Ostrich Boas. $15.00 ,
$15.50 , $17.00 and $18.00 each.
45-Inch Plumage Hoas 75c , $1.00 , $1.25 ,
$1.50 and $2.75 each.
KID Dainty hand coverings arc
GLOVES those bountifully mtido gloves
In blacks ami whites nml delicate shades
of pearl , slates , modes , tans , and In
fact almost any color you may wish.
The genuine Foster lace and the Tro-
foUEse clasp Gloves arc our specialties.
See our now Jewel Lace Glove , embroid
ered In colors to match the Jewels
price $2.00 per pair.
CHIEFS - \ > . -s
without handkerchief -
kerchief : ? is like
the play of Hamlet -
Profiting by former experiences have
bought wbit wo believe to be the graad-
est collection of Handkerchiefs over
brought Into this city.
Handkerchiefs for men , women and chil
dren and all so modestly priced that
you can well afford to dip deep Into
this * Handkerchief matter.
Ladles' all linen Handkerchiefs hand
embroidered all new patterns 25c
FLANNELS Prices are advancing all
along the line , but wo
continue to offer many nttriictivo items
at the lowest prices yet touched.
Cream White- Flannels at 20c , 23c , 30e
35c , 40c , tjOc , COc per yard.
Eiderdown Flannels 30c and 45c per
Cotton Swansdowu hcridsome new de
signs at 15c per yard.
French Flannels for ladles' dressing
sacnues wrnpeprs and fancy waists
at GOe per yard best grade.
CORSETS 537 W. C. C. corset.
The very latest made low bust and sborl
hips made in black and drab sateen
at $2.00 each.
Ferris' child's Good Sense Waist with
supporters attached at SOc each.
MEN'S FURNISHINGS A few sugges
tions tor useful
KM Gloves extra value at $1.00 and
$1.50 a pair.
Mocha Gloves unllncd or with n. light
silk lining $1.50 a pair ,
"Foster" Kid Gloves In black , hrowns ,
tans and English rod $1.50 a pair.
Silk lined Walking GIovos-$2.00 a pair.
Hoys' Kid Gloves sires 4 > 4 to G % $1.00
a pair ,
Men's gold plated Link Cuff Buttons
75c , $1.00 nml $1.25.
Gold plated Shirt Studs SOc and 75e a
Hoys' gold plated Cuff Huttons rovers-
able ends 25e.
Men's Silk Garters 25c and 50c.
The "Elghmle" Shirt either laundered
or unlaundercd $1.00 each.
Good quality Whlto Laundered Shirt
The "Monarch" Colored Shirt to bo
worn with white collars $1.00 each.
"Coon" brand Collars 20c , or 3 for 50o.
"Domino" Collars 4-ply only lOc.
Linen Cuffs at 20o or 3 for SOc , 25c and
35c a pair.
Complete line of now Neckwear at pop
UNDERWEAR Wo carry -
Portage "Knit to Fit" <
Underwear in combina
tion suits and separate
Strictly all wool and roc-
Combination Suite In
| ) tnk , blue , black and
natural $5.00 each.
Separate gaiments In sarno colors $2.50
Tights In black and colors $2.50 each.
These garments are all made with ex
pansion shoulders , expansion hips and
perfect fitting waists.
HOSIERY Ladies' Superior llslo
High colored tops with black boot la all
Ladles' stainless black Cotton Hose ex
tra fine quality with high spliced heels
ami double soles only ISc , 3 pairs , SOc.
Wo have a very good ladles' t > laln black
eeamless Cashmere Hose narrowed
nuklo and foot 25c.
Hisses' black ribbed Cashmere Hose
with spliced knees and double toe and
heel 50c pair.
Children's black ribbed Wool Hose
seamless with double sole and heel ;
in all sizes 18e , 3 pair , 50c.
NOTIONS Wo are showing a magnifi
cent line of Shell Hair pins.
Made lull rounded and handsomely fin
They como In black amber and shell
straight and crimped at lOc , 23c , 35c
and EOc per dozen.
Sldo and Pompadour Combs the proper
color and marking of genuine shell Is
closely imitated wo have them at lOc ,
12V4c , , 15c and 20c per pair.
Ladies will do well to consult our offer
ings If Interested In hair ornaments of
RE.MANTS The DRESS GOODS
Remnant counter will bo
very rich in choice material for Satur
Many good lengths are to bo found.
BLACK AND COLORED Dress Goods
Remnants many of the choicest pieces
llnd their way here and whether in
eklrt or waist lengths are marked so ante
to assure proirot selling.
Agents for McCalls Bazuur Patterns
lOc and lee , None higher.
HOUSE PASSES Tllia I'UXSIOX 11ILI- .
All AiniMitlmiMilx Offered liy DemocrntN
Are Huleil Out.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10. The house today
passed tiio pension appropriation bill with
out amendment and adjourned until Monday.
The amendments offered by democrats to
correct alleged existing abuses were all ruled
out oil the point of order that they were
now legislation. As passed' ' the bill carries
The debate Itoday covered , a wide range.
It touched not only the question of our pen
sion policy , but that of civil service reform ,
and the receipts and expenditures of the
treasury under the Dlngloy law. On the
latter question Mr. Dlogley made on im
portant statement in which he expressed1 the
opinion that the receipts would equal the
expenditures before the close of 'tho pres
ent fiscal year and predicted a surplus of
$10,000,000 next year.
The civil service law was savagely at-
itiickod by several members , notably by Mr.
Brown , republican of Ohio , and Mr. Llnney ,
republican of North Carolina , and was
warmly defended by Mr. Johnson , repub
lican of Indiana.
Just before the close of the session Mr.
Hilt , chalrm/m / of the foreign affairs com
mittee , attcmptel to secure unsnlmcus con
sent for the bill prohibiting peluglo toiling
by American citizens , 'but ' objection wus
made. It will , under agreement , however , bo
11 AS is iMisTOKimna S.VI.AIUKS.
HOIINU- Dill Wliloli I'l'OixiNcn .Some.
Itiullual ( JliiuiirpN.
WASHINGTON , Doc. 10. The bill for the
classification o [ pojtnfllon clerks In first and
, second-class offices was Introduced In the
house by Mr. Lorlmer of Illinois. Dy Its
provision thoau holding the olllco of assistant
postmaster are to receive CO per cent of the
salary of postmaster ; second assistant , 3D
per cent ; secretary to the olllclal postmaster ,
from $1,200 to $1,800 ; cashier , auditor , su
perintendent of malls , superintendent of
delivery , superintendent of registry , and
superintendent of money orders , 45 per cent
of the salary of the postmaster. Assistants
ot thcao last named , and superintendent of
the stamp division , foreign malls , money
order division , second class matter , uml of
rating , Inquiry and supply department , and
Inspector of station , $1,200 to $2,400 ; bookkeeper -
keeper , accountant and finance clerk , $1,200
lo $1.800 , etc. This grading applies 'to all
first class olllces.
lu necoud class offices assistant postmas
ters or-chief clerks are to receive fiom $900
to CO per cent ot the postmaster's salary , and
all clerks are to bo appointed at $500 , and
Increased annually $100 until the salary Is
IIUMOCR.VTIC CAUCUS IS GALLED.
Will Consider Culm , linn-nil , Finance
ami IluiiUi-utc } ' .
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10. Chairman Rich
ardson of the democratic caucus today Issued
a call for a caucus of democratic members
and delegates of the house to meet In the
hall of the house on Tuesday evening next ,
at 7-30. The caucus will consider the- four
eubjects of Cuba , Hawaii , finance and bank
ruptcy. As to the action on these a pretty
general understanding has been reached
among the democratic leaders.
On the subject of Cuba , the sentiment Is
practically unanimous In favor of a resolu
tion favoring the recognition of Cuban bel
ligerency ; on financial questions , the caucus
probably will take a position against the
several pl-rraa of financial reform recom
mended by Secretary Gage ; opposition to the
bankruptcy bill Is alee contemplated by the
caucus ; on the question of Hawaiian annexa.
tlon it will be practically unanimous against
annexation , either 'by treaty or legislatlca.
HI3.VHIXIJ 0\AVri-SCALI'JSIl HILL.
Goninerec" Cimimlltee Doolilon io I'jmli
I lie- Sherman Meaxuru.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 10. The house ocm-
mltteo on Interstate and foreign commerce
has sot Friday , December 17 , at 10 o'clock ,
for a hearing on the anti-scalper hill.
( At today's mottling of the commerce com
mittee It was decided to press the antl-
scalplng bill Introduced at the extra session
by IteprcscntiUlVB Sherman , and all parties
Interested have been notified to appear on
the da'te ' mentioned. The Sherman till ! makes
unlawful the wle , barter or other transfer
of any klnl cf railway tickets by any per
sons not showing certificate of authority
from the common carrier over whoso road
the 'transportation ' Is sold.
AurnliiNt Civil Service.
WASHINGTON , Deo. 10. Representative
Peamei of North Carolina has secured sev
enty-two signatures to the paper circulated
among republican members of congress for
a conference relatlvo to the civil service law.
It was decided to hold the meeting In the
rivers and harboro committeeroom
- room on Sat
urday evening ,
Dnlly TrtMtHiiry Statement ,
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10. Today's state
ment of tbo condition of the treasury shows :
Available cash 'balances ' , $237,960.192 : gold
. . .I HE DEE
FOR. . .
Queen of the Ice Carnival
MY CHOICE FOR OUKEN POLARIS
Ballot Boxes located at Mlllnrd Hotel , Bee Bldg , Klne Pharmacy. 27th
nnU Leavcnworth sts. ; Cbas. A. Tracy's , loth and Douglas ; Shrader'a
Drue store , North 24th and Bewurd sts , '
NORRIS & LOVn , Carnival
DEC. II This ballot must be deposited within 3 days from date.
Cnuponv rray be mailed within two days to Carnival
Dfti't. Pee Olllce. Omaha.
MOVE TO POSTPONE SALE
Attorney General Takes Action in the
Kansaa Pao'fio ' Oaso.
DEFERS TO THE WISHES OF THE SENATE
I'ri.Hiieet tlmt the Ilnllrond 'Will .Not
lie H.I M < ) eovinfcer 1.loiul ! -
Icy OtOeriMl t I'rviutrc
WASHINGTON , TWX5. K. Attorney Gen
eral McKcnna has Ukcn cl IPS looking to the
postponement of the ulo f the Kar.sas Pa
cific. As soon as ho rcecl cd a copy of yes
terday's senate rcsolu'lon telegraphed Its
substance- Special Counsel -Governor
Hoadlcy ot Novy York , with a , request that
ho prepare at onec a motion asking for a
postponement for sixty d > s. or until f.bout
February 15. The attorney general also
telegraphed the president a synopsis of the
resolution. Up to- noon today' Mr. McKenua
had heard nothing of the reported decision
of the reorganization committee , as etatcd
by a New York newspaper , to offer a guar
antee bid. . of $0,303,000 , the amount of the
principal ot the government claim , nor
would the attorney general say , In speaking
of the matter today , what would bo done In
case such an offer was made before- the mo
tion for a postponement was filed. There
Is no reasonable doubt that this offer , If It
had been made prior to the adoption of the
ecnato resolution , would have been accepted.
It may be , It Is eald , that the president
would consider himself bound. In courtesy
to the senate , to ask for a postponement , Ir
respective of any offer that might now be
made , that ho might ascertain the views of
the leaders In congress upon the acceptance
of n bid ot $0,303,000 , ohould. It'bc made , nnd
The attorney general today expressed no
doubt that a postponement would bo granted
by the court upon the showing the govern
ment would bo able to make. In addition
to the very potent resolution , that the sen
ate , representing the people of the whole
country , had requested this action , there
was another , ho said , of little less Impor
tance. Other rcaponslWo parties , outside of
the reorganization committee , were just now
taking an Interest In the Kansas Pacific road
with a view , no doubt , to becoming bidders
If their Investigations warranted such a
step. Who these parties were the attorney
general was not at liberty to state , but all
things considered , he thought the reasons
for a postponement were ample.
In the meantime the preparations for prc-
ecntlng the question to the court , should
the reorganization committee , who are un
derstood to be the owners of a large share
ot the first mortgage bonds , object to the
delay , will bo proceeded with. Ux-Governor
Hoadlcy was requested by the attorney gen
eral to confer with the committee today and
wlro him any conclusions reached.
Representative Powers of Montana , chair
man of the house committee en railways , slid
today 'that ' there was not likely to bo any
strong oppealtlcn to the move toward post
poning the pile ot the Kansas Pa'ciilc rail
way. Tno subject will bo taken up before
the .houso committee at Its next meeting , a
postponement resolution having been Intro
duced by Mr. Fleming of Georgia. Chair
man POW.TS feels that the postpcncment ecu
do little or no harm and Is therefore dis
posed to acquiesce- It.
sciir.um-G spoi'M oiuvs ACCOPNTS.
Accounting for the Veternii 1,1-
limrliiii'N Alleceil Shortage.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10. An Investigation
now being made between the ofllclals of the
congressional library and the ofllclals of the
Postotrtco department promises to throw a
great deal of light upon the recently widelj
discussed shortage of former Librarian Alns-
worth It. Spofford. It will be remembered
that on Investigation by the Treasury de
partment about a year ago showed Librarian
Spofford to bo about $30,000 short In ha ! ac
counts. Few people who knew him looker
upon tills at the time as anything more than
an evidence ot clerical negligence In his de
partment. Now It appears that a large part ,
If not all ot this deficiency , which Mr. Spof
ford promptly made good out of his own
pocket , will bo accounted for by a great
batch of old money orders , which the absentminded -
minded librarian forgot to cash.
The Postofllco department gets a great
many records of money orders from post
masters which are never presented for pay
ment by the parties receiving them. The
number 01 tnesa uncosnen oruers auuresseci
to the librarian of congress U perhaps
greater than all of the others combined
While Mr. Spcffonl was la office Mr. Metcalf
chief of the money order division of the
PostofTico department , would notify the libra
rlan that there were orders on hand whlcl
ho should cash. Sometimes ho would got a
few In response to these notifications , am
Since J. Russell Young has been placet
In charge ot the library , however , ho ant
Flrat Assistant Postmaster General Heatl
have made a systematic search of the old II
brary records , und tucked away In ono place
or another they have unearthed hundreds o
old orders , which the former librarian hat
put asldo and apparently forgotten , and more
are coming to light every day. Just wha
the total sum will amount to has not ye
been established , but It probably will come
near wiping out the discrepancies In Mr
Spofford's accounts. Some of the orders date
hack twenty-two years , and one of the larg
est was for $3G. Many of the orders hav
expired by limitation , but they will all b
paid by cash or warrant on the treasury , nm
the money will bo turned over to Mr. Spoffon
up to the amount that ho has paid out li
rectifying his own accounts.
LOCAL GOVKK.\MEXT FOR IAHI/O.VA
IIIII liy DeleKHtu Siullli I'ropoNCM
WASHINGTON , Doc. 9. Delegate Smith
of Arizona Introduced a bill today which
provides for a rather radical change In the
conditions now existing In that territory.
It provides for the election on the first Mon
day In November , 1898 , the following terri
torial officers , who shall hold offlco for four
years unless otherwise proacrlbed by the
legislative assembly of the territory : Gov
ernor , secretary ot state , auditor , treasurer ,
attorney general , superintendent of public
Instruction , ono chief justice and three as
sociate justices of the supreme court.
These officers are to have the same powers
as such olllccrs now hold. All other terri
torial officers are to bo appointed by tbe
governor , by and with the consent of the
territorial council. The salary and comA -
A LITTLE SUFFERER
Face , Hands nnd Arms Cove rod With
Sorofulous Humors How a Cure
11 When ilvo years old ray Httlo boy had
scrofula on bis face , hands and anna. It
vma worst on bis chin , although tbo sores
on bis cheeks and bands were very bad.
It appeared in tbo form ot red plmplos
which would fester , break open nnd run
end then scab over. Alter disappearing
they would break out again. They caused
intense Itching and tbo little sufferer bad
to bo watebed continually to keep bim
Jrom Bcratchlnt ; tbo aorea . AVe became
greatly alarmed at bis condition. My
wifo'a mother bad bad tcrofuln and tbo
only mediolno which hail liclpd her \vas
Hood's Sarsaparilla. Wo decided to give
Jt to our boy and wo noted nn improve
ment In bis case very noon. After giving
him four bottles of Hood's BaranparlHo
tbe humor bad all been driven out of ba !
blood and Jt 1ms never since returned. "
WlUJAM lUirrz , 410 Boutb Williams St. ,
South Dend , Indiana.
You can buy Hood's Sarsaparllla of al
drugglsW. Bo sure to get only Hood's.
> r 111. cureMverIlliiCAirtntska
S FlllS e-uytuoj.2r.ue. , i.euu.
pfnsatlon nt L/leao / officers ahull bo pil'l at
the fluicf ondMn' the msnnar prescrlbsd hy
law. At present the governor and secretary
arc appointed hy iho president of the Uultcrt
States and confirmed by tha senate , The
ther offlcors ' % ilfltd arc appointed by th
ovcrnor and /onflrmed by the territorial
6uncll. .Mr. Smith's bill would glvo local
Bit-government to Arizona.
umcnn M OKS TvF"CANVIOUIS. .
lottlit About Hi ItrliiK Suereanfully
( irovtit \elirnnUn. .
Dec. 10. ( Special Telo-
ratn. ) Ccngr jiijian Mercer , having re-
clved numerous requests from &ls constltu-
nts asking for'lnVormatlcn as to the pcasl-
Illty of raising canalro ( In Nebraska , called
pou W. H. Smith , superintendent ot i.Iic
jotanlcal gardens , to obtain his opinion
hercon. The superintendent Berlcusl }
oubted It this plant , . v.Cilch Is now used
xtonslvcly in tanning , could bo Eiiccesstull >
rown In Nobr.iflRa.
Congressman Maxwell made hli maiden
speech In the house this afternoon. He
poke for about live minutes upon his amonJ-
mont Incro.slng the apprpprldllon tor pcn-
Icns from $141,000,000 to $163,000,000. Ho
ellverccl his speech from manuscript nnd lu
o low a tone of voice- that those wltlilu
our or five scats from him could na ,
icar a word. The spcetii , however , wns
voll prepared and consisted ot n strong pita
or pensioning nil deserving old soldlew wh _
are now suffering from d'Uabllltles. He also
ntroduced a bill o punish bribery , Intimi
dation , etc. , .at elections. It provides that
any ono who s/liall brlbo or attempt to ItiHu-
cnco any elector In giving hla vote or hallo :
at any election hld pursuant 'to < ho laws ,
of the United States sfoill , on conviction , be
mprlsoncd In the penitentiary net over om
car and bo fined $1,000. The person bribed
s declared to bo a competent witness , and
lot liable to prosecution under taa ! act.
fho bill also provides Imprisonment of nai
more than ore year for any creditor , master ,
employer , overseer or agent who. . attempts.
o cc-srco or Intimidate- any electors , debtors
or other person under their authority to
vote contrary to tbclr Inclination or deter
ilm from voting.
The subcommittee ) on Indian affairs of tlu-
louse today agreed to appropriate" $10,000
or a steam heating pltnt ut the Genoa In
dian school. This amount was carrlc < d In
ho Fifty-fourth congress , bull larsed throug i
mistakes In the luinner lu which the ap-
iropi-latlcn was Indexed.
Senator Allen stated today tliat bo would
attempt to pass the bill appropriating $50,000
or an Indian congress til Omaha titxt year
curly next 'Week ' nnd hc-ped to have It In
the houte before the holiday recess. Itepre-
sstU'Hlves ' of the Indian office are enthusl-
aUloilly In favor ot the measure , realizing
what a civilizing Influence It will have on
the trlbea 'that have uftus far held out against
Messrs. C. C. Flanshurg , G. 31. Lambert-
EOH urU John II. Ames of Lincoln , who have
jjen In Washington for some time past
waiting upon the supreme court to take up
the case of 'Stuart ' against Haydcn , left for
ToJ'iEistcrs appointed : Nebraska Carle-
: co , Thayer county , William It. Hall , vice
M. V. De-iver resigned ; Elk Creek , Johnson
county , N. H. Llbby , vice C. A. Phelan
omoved ; Hcsklnsi Wajne couo'y , Ludwig
Zlemcr , vlco W. Zutz resigned ; Somerset ,
Lilncoln county' , Gebrgo Turuer , vice Alex
Iowa Essex , Page County , John Carlson.
BANKING COJIMITTISR DISAPPOIXTED
Secretary Oute ISinlmilles IIIi Iilens
-Severn ! lllllH.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10. It was stated lu
reliable quarters about the house of repre
sentatives today that Secretary Gage had
made his purpose known not io embody his
financial views In one comprehensive bill , butte
to cover special subjects In a number ot
special bills , some ot which would go before
the house ccmmUt'e 0.11 tanking and currency
and others 'before ' tha committee on , ways and
means. The banking and currency
committee had .formally Invited the
seorotiry to J preseirt ablH cov
ering all the' ' phased of finan
cial reform suggested in his recent recom
mendations to congress and the desire ol
members ot the committee was to itreat the
subject as an entirety. For 'that ' reason there
was considerable comment when It was
stated that Mr. Gage would divide the subJect -
Ject Into several bills , some of which would
go before Hie ways and means committee.
It was this last feature which occasioned
: ho liveliest comment owing to the sharp con
tests between the ways nnd means commit
tee and the banking and currency committee
respectively to control legislation designed to
bring about currency reform. This feeling
found expression on the floor of the house
the second day of the session , and after a
spirited contest between Mr. Dlngloy and
Mr. Walker , the chairmen of the two com
mittees , the matter was compromised. The
waya and means committee felt it had car
ried the day and nt Its meeting on Wednes
day the formal Invitation iwas extended to
Secretary Gage to present a 'bill ' ibased on his
recommendations to congress.
When Secretary G > Jge this afternoon was
Informed ot the reports in circulation about
tbe house ot representatives , ho eald that
ho had not yet made up his mind whether
to submit bis propositions In' ' one , two or
three bills. His plan might be better under
stood If divided , but ho had not yet decided
about the matter and was otlll at work on
the proposed legislation.
When Mr. Hill was asked as to ILho report
ho said he could not say what the secretary
would determine to do. The latter .tad re
ceived an Invitation from the committee ou
banking and currency with such courtesy
and said ho would appear before the com
mittee ell an early day. While Mr. Gage
did not outline what ho would do os to framing
ing- ono or rnoro bills , yet the 'Impression
of Mr. Hill was that the secretary had under
consideration bills of several phases of finan
cial reform. IftSio secretary -concluded to
adopt this plan it Is said 'that ' the bills
providing for bonds , refunding 'tho ' public
debt and placing a tax on circulation would
go to the ways and mcsn-s committee , while
bills for 'the ' establishment of small banks
In rural communities , allowing circulation
up to the par value ot bonds deposited nnd
ether phases directly connected with the
banking business would go to the committee
on banking and currency.
FOU WKSTIJII.V WKATHKIl STATIONS.
Secretary WIUon Auk * for Iiiurenneil
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10. The members of
the house committee on agriculture have had
a conference with Secretary Wl'son ' respectIng -
Ing the Qcedf } of the Agricultural depart
ment nnd liavo b pn hformed that the sec
retary desires Increased appropriations for
weather stations In' ' , ( ho west and In the
vlolc.lty of the Gfoat l > akes. The establish
ment of addltlonaf , forecast Stallone , the eac-
retary th'akg , would be groitly to tbebono -
flt of the fruit Industry of California , which
auffera considerably1 whan there are not
proper warnings' of , approaching storms ,
while on the lakesjextra stations are needed
for the protection \ , the maritime Interests.
Another branch o\ \ the service vhlch re
quires more money Is that of tbo micro
scopic division \\lilch--lnspcct3 meats designed
for export. The forcd1 now available Is in
adequate , the Becretj > | jBayg. }
I'llUiiInViNien > Inventor * .
WASHINGTON,1' $ * , 10. ( Special. ) Pat
ents were Issued -tcnlay to Inventors In Ne
braska , Iowa and' ' oujh Dakota as follows :
Nebraska Helen"iljaum , Omaha , combina
tion tabla and deak-Frank : Rrxleben , Wayne ,
locking pin or bolt ; Thomai S. Ferguson ,
Omaha , egg carrier.
Iowa Mojestus J. Cus-bman , Waterloo ,
apparatus for mlllclng cowa ; Freellng H.
Hedrlck , Gllddcn , nut lock ; John H , Fore
man , St. Lucas , fence waking machlro ;
David Fontney , Otho , fracture apparatus ;
Frank F , Funk , Kinross , fruit gatherer ;
William F. Gould , DCS Moinco , balancing
ollJo valve ; Thomas Green , Davenport ,
wrench ; Lincoln G , Hall , Uurllngton , bicycle
brake ; Kdwln 8. Jcfcraon and J. N , Kyle ,
Mount Vernon , wire stretcher ; George A.
and J , K. Lock wood , Charlton , ( tern winding
and setting watch ; IMwIn J. Nixon , Ite-d
Oak. Inkstand ; GeorsQ E , I'ooler. Ce < Tar
LI luff , tmvliig machine ; J.jmea I'rcntlce ,
Cclcs-burg , straddlerowheel cultUm'or ;
Gharlex A. Webster , Independence , blow
South Dakota Charles G. Brunei ! , Ouster ,
fuss cutler , splitter and crimper ; James M.
Fuller , Sioux Tails , teoJci- for tractlaa engine
FAVOR THE INDIAN EXHIBIT
botUra Bccoived by Senator Allen Rcccm-
memling the Plan ,
PRODUCED ALONG WITH THE BILL
of ( lie Dpitnrtmentn
Offer oil ( it Help AloiiK tliei
Sehetue for n CoiitreN
1 nf Iteil .Men.
WASHINGTON Doc. 10. ( Spcclil. ) The
following letters In relation to the bill ap
propriating $100,000 for a congress of rep
resentative families of Indlau tribes next
jcnr at Omaha were Introduced by Sena
tor Allen at the tlmo he presented the bill ,
which has boon referred to the committee on
Indian affairs :
Hon. Wllllnm V. Allpn. United States 6en-
RU : IJtnr Sir Your rnvor of the 3d lust.
wn" duly received. This dcp.irtmont will
cheerfully co-opernto In any well- devised
plan that may bo mloplod to carry out the
schema for providing- Indian exhibit , ns
sUgRpfltoil by you. nt the Trnnsmlialsslppl
and International Exposition , H should ,
liowcMr , be understood by the friends of
Hip plan that to provide , such an exhibition
will Involve , a very large expense , nnd will
require ix special nppropilntlon by congress ,
na the eh\ro : of the present appropriation as
signed to the Department of the Intel lor Is
only JIS.CCO. ft sum barely suniclcnt for the
ordinary exhibition already authorized.
I mill refer your letter to the ctmnnla-
slonpr ot Indian affairs 'for bis opinion re
garding the practicability of scum Ing the
co-operation ot the Indians and for the es
timate ot 'he probable expense Involved
anil will lulvlso you further regarding the
matter ut nn early date. Yours truly ,
C. N. I1LISS , Secretary.
Smithsonian Institution Bureau ot Amorl-
r n Kthnoloev , Washington , Dec. 4 ,
1J97 Hon. William V. Allen. Chairman ,
Committee on Forest Reservation und the
Protection of Clame , United Stntcs Senate :
Dear Sir In response to your letter of the
"d Instant 1 beg to mnkt ! the folio wins 10-
I am of the oiplnlon that groups ot Indians
from rejected tribes of the United States
could be mmlo very attractive und Instruc
tive by Installing them In dom'olles of their
own construction made of the materials ot
their M.MI collection. The structures them
selves would be a novel feature anil exhibit
the deftness with which they protect them
selves from the Inclemency of the weather.
If , then , they wore Induced to bring the
materials necessaiy for carrying on their
primitive arts and engMge In the making of
articles for sale on the ground ? , the. . arts
themselves would lie of the greatest Interest.
Living * on the grounds they would neces
sarily engage In their games and ceremonial
Institutions and the exhibition of Indian life
thus produced would be of supreme Inter
est.By such moans the arts nnd Institutions
of savage life would be vividly portrayed to
11 huge body oC the people of
the United States , who would thus
bo able to understand more clearly
the nature and characteristics of
savagery and the problem .which is pre
sented to the Indian department In the en
deavor to lift the aboriginal InhJblUnts of
the country into the status of civilisation.
The general government from Its organiza
tion more than a century nso has been
steadily attempting to accomplish this pur
ree. In which it hns expended more than
KOO.OOO.CCO . and In lieu ot these efforts it has
by treaty stipulations purchased the huntIng -
IngPTOUIHS ! of the tribes , leaving In their
possession small tracts of land at reserva
tions which they are gradually Inducing the
tribesmen to take in eeveialty ,
Ths great body ot the people nece'sarlly
have a very Imperfect Idea ot the nature of
the task -which has been imposed by law
upon the Indian department. Such an exhi
bition would be of Inestimable value. I am ,
with gieat respect , yours coiillally ,
J. W. POWELL.
Hoibert Welsh , secretary ot Indian nights
association , writes as follows :
Hon. William V. Allen , Senate
Chamber , Washington , D. C. My Dear
Sir : Your favor of December 2 with
enclosures relative to your proposition that
n congress of the Indian tribes of the
United States should be held next year nt
Omaha In connection with the Transmlssis-
slppi and International Exposition , has just
reached me. I heartily approve what I take
to be the spirit and purpose ot this meas
ure , and 1 quite agree with , you in think
ing that If carried out under direction of
the secretary of the Interior nnd with Ju
dicial bafeguards , that it will prove of great
Importance in illustrating the progress the
Indians have made and are making under
the present system of education nnd civili
I believe your project deserves high com
mendation and strong support. I trust that
It will receive both and that it will be
carried Into practical operation. As I un
derstand It , there would be presented to
popular observation the striking- contrast
between the original savage condition of the
Indian under which he Is BO unfit for con
tact with civilization and the present state
of moral , mental , and , so far ns civilized
requirements are concerned , physical de
velopment , to which the. rising generation
of the Indian race is now being brougrht
by the generous education which the gov
ernment affords , nml In which missionary
and philanthropic bodies have aided. There
is no better means of reaching the popular
mind , and touching the warm and true in
stincts of the American heart , than by such
an object lesson as this. It Is because
the better class of our people ( have FO long
remained In Ignorance of the possibilities
ot Indian education and civilization , and
of the wronjis which have been Inflicted
upon the Indian race , that these people have
been In so many Instances the prey of de
signing , avaricious or ignorant men. Dur
ing1 the last twenty-five years remarkable
progress lias been mndo In the work of
Indian civilization and In raising the stand
ard of our national treatment of the red
men. Such a project as that which you
have Wndly brought to my attention It
seems to mo would reveal these changed
anil hopeful conditions with the clearness
and vividness of a panoramic picture. What
the Indian Is In his natural state , and what
he may become through intelligent guid
ance and care , would bo shown at a glance
to the thousand' * who would visit tills ex
position. In no way could prejudice be
more quickly disarmed , mistaken notions
bo corrected , or n fuller sentiment than
now supports the measures of the govern
ment for the education and protection of
the Indian be secured.
Of course such a project would have to
be , carefully guarded fiom the designs of
persona who might bo disposed to divert
It to personal schemes of money-making
notoriety , but that danger , which is always
a real ono In connection with great projects ,
would no doubt bo amply guarded against
by the secretary of the Interior nnd his
assistants , to whom the execution of the
plan would be intrusted. Hcgardlng the
details of your bill , you are better fitted to
determine than I am , I will only suggest
that the Washington agent of our associa
tion , Mr. Francis 13. Leupp , might call
on you to confer on this subject ; If ho can
lend you any aid I am sure he. will gladly
do so I write In my Individual capacity ,
and not officially , ns secretary of the In
dian nights association , but I think I am
safe in declaring Hint the opinions which
I now express on this subject will bo en
tertained by every member of our execu
tive commltUo anil of the members of our
society. Personally , I most sincerely com
mend your project , under the qualifications
specllled , and I wish It the fullest success ,
CIIIXAMAX'S I'HIJUMAU POSITION.
IliixIiii'HH Ui > ver e I'reveiit III * He-
tiirn to Thin Country.
WASHINGTON , Dee. 10 , A singular
Chinees case has como to the attention of
the Treasury department. A former mem
ber of the Chinese firm of Hong Chung &
Co. , merchants of New York , now desires
to visit China and later to return to this
country , As a merchant ho was not re
quired to register under the act of 1893 ,
but meeting with business reverses ha Is
now compelled to perform manual labor.
Under tlio regulations made pursuant to the
provisions of our treaty with China , pro
viding for the departure and return of Chi-
HOBO laborers , ccrtlllcatca of registration
must bo furnished In each Instance , The
matter wss refcrrttJ 1o the solicitor of the
lre sury , who holds Out the Chinaman has
no right to return , should ho leave the coun
ry. Another question Involved In the case ,
nil which has not yet been passed upon ,
Is whether the Chinaman Is legally In this
HAWAII \\S cTlil , 0SHHIUI " V\ .
1'rexent a Profit AprnltiM Aimevntlim
of Tlielr iMlniul * .
WASHINGTON. Dec. 10. Tim ilnlng.itlnn
ot native Hawallans which has been In Wnsh.
Ington for the last few days called at the
Stnto department today and wns accorded
an Interview with Secretary Sherman. There
were tour present : Hon. John Kault. pros- !
ilont ot the Hawaiian I'.itrlotlo league ; Joseph -
soph Holcluhc , K. C. C. , secretary and gen
eral of Llluokalanl and a commissioner of
the lonRUilion. ; . David Knlaiiokalanl , presi
dent of the Hawaiian association , Hul iCa-
lal.ina , and William Auld , secretary and com-
inlsalancr ot the Hawaiian association , The
Interview lasted only a few minutes. They
presented the secretary a memorial repre
sented to bo In behalf ot 20,000 native lla-
wallans , protesting ngaln < st annexation , or , nt
least soliciting a secret plebiscite of the
Hawaiian population before such a course
was determined upon by the government of
the United States. Secretary Sherman
treated his visitors with courtesy , and , with
out makliiK any promises , said ho would lay
the petition ibcforo the senate , which body
now had tha annexation treaty before It. Ac
cordingly ho submitted the document to
Senator Hoar , a member of the senate com
mittee on foreign relations.
The delegation of Hawaiian natives which
Is hero In opposition to the annexation
treaty called upon several senators nt the
capltol today to urge their vlows. They
have attempted no canvass ot the senate ,
Init say they have received cor.eldorable en-
Senator Davla , chairman of the committee )
on foreign relations , declines to divulge his
plans , but his friends In the senate say that
ho will bo governed lu his action largely by
circumstances and that ho expects to get
the treaty up within the next ten days. He
has now no purpose of abandoning the plan
of considering the treaty na such and of at
tempting to secure the saino result by leg
STOPS TWO HOURS l.V AVASHIXHTOX.
Cleveland SpendH the
Time In Ills 1'rlviitu Cur.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10. Former Presi
dent Grover Cleveland arrived ! n Washing
ton this afternoon , en route to South Carolina
lina on a hunting trip , Although this was
the first time Mr. Cleveland had been In
Washington since he left the Executive Man
sion last March , he did not leave his car
during the two hours It wag In the city
He- was met at the Sixth street station by
Captain II. D. Evans of the lighthouse board
General Anson G. McCook , United States
ir.'irohal ; A. A. Wilson and two or three
other 'ritlmate ' friends.
Mr. Cleveland said ho was enjoying ex
cellent health. Ho declined to dlc'cuas poli
tics or public affairs , but laughingly sug
gested that he might have some Interesting
stories on duck shooting to tell upon hi :
return from the south. He Is on his way
to South Island , about thirty mllea from
Charleston , S. C. , where hevlll be the guesi
of General E. P. Alexander , the distinguished
chief of the confederate artillery forces ai
the battle , of Gettysburg and now president
of the Georgia Central railroad. Ho loft
Washington at 3:40 , accompanied by Oaptaln
E\uns , General McCook acd Captain Lam-
bertson of the lighthouse esrvlce.
Mr. Cleveland amd General McCook wll
remain In camp for ten days or two weeks
Captain Evans will remain with them for a
week , and will then proceed on his pro
posed tour of Inspection of the lighthouse
establishments along the south Atlantic cni
gulf coastra as far as Galveston. Ho will be
absent probably until March.
COMPARATIVE PIUCES OP GIIA.I.V
Croi Circular Iimied l y the Deimrt-
inenl of Aurleulliire.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10. The Agriculture
department today Issued the following :
The department's special wheat Investi
gation is still lacking- few Important re
turns , but the general result will be made
public Monday. The department's llnal es
timates of the production of the priuclpa
crops are based principally on the Decem
ber returns and In accordance with the de
partment's- practice they will not be made
public before December 13 at the earliest.
The only Information now available re
lates to the average farm price of certain
products on the first day of the prcsen
month. The farm price of corn ns Indlcatoi
averages 26.3 cents per bushel , nrzalnst 21.5
cents last year ; that of oats , 21.5 cents
og-iilnst 18.7 cents last year ; that of barle >
37.7 cents , ntrnlnst 32.3 cents last year ; tha
of rye 41.7 cents , against -10,9 cents las
year ; that of buckwheat 42.1 cents , apalns
39.2 cents last year that of hay , JG.63 pel
ton , against $0.53 last year.
The averages of products not given are
withheld for revision , ns are the estimates
of the acreage of winter wheat and rye
and the condition of these products.
WIM * PROSUOUTI3 A COAL COMIII.VK
Department of Jnxtlce Taken Inltln-
tlve AcraliiKl n Trnxt.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10. The attorney general
oral today directed United States Attorney
II. 8. iFooto at San Francisco to file a bll
In equity against the Coal Dcaleis' aesocla
tlnn of California , for violation of the nntl
trust law of July 2 , 1890. It Is stated tha
the association Is composed of retail dealers
o San Francisco and has for Us object the
control of tho.retal trade. The constitution
and by-laws of the association , which have
been under conslderatloi in ; h" ueparimoii
of Justice for some time , arc said to disclose
the fact that the members are bound under
severe penalties not to sell coal at a less
price than Is fixed by the association , am
otherwise to observe i" o * Its rules.
\ov n for the Army.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10 ( Special Tele
gram. ) The following assignment of officer
to regiments are announced : Captain George
II. Sands , to Sixth cavalry , troop U ; he wll
Join his trocp January 20 ; Coptalu John S
Mallory , to Second Infantry , company E
Flrat Lleutccwnt John II. Bennett , to Secom
Infantry , company I. Ho will Join his com
pany. Additional Second Lieutenant Henry
M. DIchmann , to the vacancy of second lieu
tenant. Seventh Infetitry , company I ) , He
will join his comiany.
Leaves of absence : Captain George F
Cliaso , Third cavalry , two months ; Captali
Colvllie P. Terrell , Eighth Infantry , seventy
five days ; Lieutenant Kenneth Morton , Thin
artillery , forty-five days ,
llrltvht Outlook for Voneyiieln.
WASHINGTON , D ec. 10. The Uliltod
States minister at Ca'racas has written tins
State department denying the report that
a revolution had broken out In Vonf-ziiela.
The Iiullactlons are , the minister adds , that
Venezuela is about to enter upon a more
prosperous career than It ever before en
joyed and emerge from the business de-
prtEalon which has prevailed for the last
I > I < elN I.eaivex for SI. I < uuln ,
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10-Wr. Kckcls , the
comptroller of the currency , left 'hero today
for St. Louis , where ho will deliver an ad
dress next "Monday " evening before the Com
mercial club ,
'Hlver Tonehe llvconl I.oiv 'Wilier.
BT , I.OUIS , Dee , 10. The 'Mississippi river
has reached the low water mark of Ib6l. The
gauro flood nt zero at 7 n. m. today. As
sistant Local Weather Observer Ilerndon
n. y.s the'prospects are that the Horces In the
IlllnoU river are breakingnnd this , ( with
the heavy ralnn In the central valley , will
make a decided rise.
-PERFECTION ( MODERATION IN PRICED
111.health is the
Sword of Damocles "
I that linng * ftuspciulcd
| bv n clcmlcr threat
above the heads ol
thousand * of men. In
i the cnd-of-the-ccnturf
} rush anil crush , men
forget nntl ncftlcci
I everything but money.
1 getting. They forpct
tli.it tbe facility for
money ccttiutr is in
the long run dependent upon n sound
mind in n sound body. The mnn who It
too bu y with bis business to npare n inor
mcnt to look after bis health , will cventu *
ally lose both health nnd business. A mnn
may be in too bis n hurry. The man who
would be permanently successful should
take time to cat , time to diRcst his food ,
time to sleep , and time to look after the
most precious endowment his health.
Dr. I'icrcc's Golden Medical Discovery is
the best-known medicine for the over
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Thousands have testified to the benefits
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" 1 have used miltc n number of bottles of yout
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Address , World's Dispensary Medical As-
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