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THE OMAHA JJEK : SATUBDAY , MAHOH 5 , 1898.
SKETCHES fROM LIfE IN NEW YORK CITY , j
By Jacob A. Rils , Author of "The Children of the Poor , " and A
"How the Other Half Lives. " Jjl
I'ltoi'osAi , ox TIIIJ Ki.iv.vrnn.
( Cnpyrlshl , JOS , Ijy Jivcolj A. nil. . ! . )
The ilccpcr on tlic 3:35 : a. m. elevated
train from the Harlem bridge was awake for
onco. The sleeper Is the last car In the
train , and has Its own eel that snores
nljjhtly , In the same scats , grunts with the
fixed Inhoepitallty of the commuter at the
Intrusion of a stranger , and IB on terms
v/lth Conrad , the German conductor , , who
y.noua cacti ono of his passengers and
wtkos him up at his station. The aleoper
la unique. It Is run for the benefit of those
who rldo In It , not for the company's. It
. .not only puts them off properly ; It waits for
them , If they arc not there. The conductor
knows that ' ( hey will come. They arc men ,
mostly with small homes beyond the bridge ,
whoco work takes them downtown to th
markets , the postolflco and the busy marts
of the city long before cock-crow. The day
begins In New York at all hotira.
Usually the sleeper Is all that Its name
Implies , but this morning It was as far
from It as could be. A party of young
people , frtsh from a neighborhood hop , had
come on board and filled the rear end of the
umbrellas In l.ir arma and bustled otter tiic
market men , her daughter leading the way.
He sat Ail cue dreaming.
"AOil" he sighed , and ran hla hand through
bis dark hair , "so rosch. "
And ho went out after them.
TUB Tlt.\OSiTv III- ' TUB Ur
When the wanderings of the
father and son , began , what was their pur
pose and what the tvagedy that had darkened
their lives and their rcaatn , were all allko
unsolved mysteries. They remn'ned so even
when the later tragedy centered public at
tention In the strange couple. The law took
note of the last-named fact only , and held
the son guiltless of murder , though taken
rodhanded. The father was then In hla
grave. Kvneito Dubourque was burled ! n an
Insane asylum and soon forgotten and with
him the whole weird dory.
It must be nearly a quarter of a century
alrrto I firjt met the DubourQiies. There are
plenty of old New Yorkcra yet who will re
call them as I saw them , ploddlmg along
Chatham Bti'eet , swarthy , silent , meanly
dressed , under-sized , with their great tin
nitus covering front and back , like Ill-favored
gnomes turned sandwich men to vent their
spite against a gay world. Sunshine or
rain , Uiey went their way , Indian file , never
OilB LISTENED WITH KINDLING EYES.
car. Their feet tripped yet to the dance ,
and snatches of "Tho Beautiful Blue
Danube" floated through the train between
peals of laughter and little girlish shrieks.
The regulars glared , discontented , In strange
eeata , unable to go to sleep. Only the rail
road yardmen dropped off promptly as they
came In. Theirs was the shortest rldo nnd
they could least afford to lose time. Two
old Irishmen , Hanked by their dinner palls ,
" " 'jgravely discussed the Henry George cam
s' Across the paeeago eat a group of three
'lapart ' ; a young man , a girl and a little ,
elderly woman with lines of care and hard
' work In her patient face. She guarded
jCatefullythree umbrellas , a very old and
( faded ono and two that were , new and ot
foilk , which she held In her lap , though It
/had not rallied for a month. He was a
/ likely young fellow , tall and straight , with
the thoughtful cyo of a student. His dark
- , hair tell nearly to his shoulders , and his
f coat had a foreign cut. The girl was a
typical child ot 'the ' city , slight and grace
ful of form , dressed In good taste and with
a bright , winning face. The two chatted
confidentially together , forgetful of all else ,
whllo mamma , between them , nodded slecp-
'A middetTburst of white light Hooded the
" ! . Ninety-ninth street ! " called the
conductor , and rattled the door. The rail
road men stumbled out pellmcll , all but one.
Conrad shook him , and ho went out , me
chanically blinking his eyes.
"Eighty-ninth next ! " from the doorway.
The laughter at the rear end of the car
had died out. The young people , la a
quieter mood , were humming a popular love
ong. Presently above the rest rose a clear
O. promise mo thnt some day you andII
Will take our love together to some sky
"Wnere we can be alone and faith renew
The clatter ot the train as It flew over a
witch drowned the rest. When the last
wheel had banged upon the frog , I heard
the young student's voice In the soft accents
of southern Europe :
" \Venn Ich In Wlen war " lie was tel
ling her of his homo and his people In tno
language of his childhood. I glanced across.
She sat listening with kindling eyes. Mamma
luitvbered sweetly ; her worn old hands
clutched unconsciously the umbrellas In her
lap. The two Irishmen , having settled the
campaign , had dropped to sleep , , too. In the
crowded car the two were alone. His liana
ought hers and met It halfway.
"forty-seventh ! " There was a clatter of
tin cans bolo.v. The contingent of milkmen
crambled out ot their seats and oft for the
depot. In the lull that followed their going ,
the tenor rose from the last seat :
The e ilrst sweet violets of early spHilK'
Which comj In whispers , thrill us both and
Of love unspeakable that Is to be ,
O , promise mo ! O , promise me.
Tfca two young people faced each other. Ho
tad thrown his hat upon the seat beside him
and held her hand fast , gesticulating with
fols free hand as ho spoke rapidly , eloquently ,
eagerly of his prospects and his hopes. Her
own toyed nervously with his coat lapel ,
twisting and twirling a button as he went
on. What lie eald might have been heard
to the other end of the car had there been
nyiody to listen. Ho was to live here
aluajs ; his undo would open a business In
New York , of which he was to have charge ,
when ho had learned to know the country
and Its people. It would not be long now ,
and then and then
"Twenty-third street ! "
There was a long step after the levy for
the ferries had left. The conductor went
out on the platform and consulted with the
ticket chopper. 'Ho ' was scrutinizing his
watch for the second time , when the faint
jingle of an castbound car was heard.
"Hero she comes ! " said the ticket chopper.
A shout and a 'man bounded up the steps ,
three at a time. It was an engineer who ,
to make connection with his locomotive at
Chatham square , must catch that train.
"Hullo , Conrad ! Nearly missed you , " ho
aid as lie jumped on the car , breathless.
"All right , Jack , " and the conductor Jerked
the bell rope. "You xnade It , though. " The
train sped on.
Two lives , heretofore running apart , were
hastening to a union. The lovers tad eecn
nothing , heard nothing tut each , other. His
eyes burned as hers met his and fell before
them. His head , beat lower until hla face
almost touched here. HU dark hair lay
egalnit her blonde curls. Ttie ostclch feather
on her hat swept his shoulder.
"Mocgst du mlch huben ? " he entreated.
Above the grinding of the wheels as the
train slowed up for the atatlcti a block ahead
pleaded the tenor :
O. promise me that you \t\\\ \ \ \ take my tinnd ,
The most unworthy In tMs lonely Innd
Did she epeak ? Her face- was hidden , but
the bkxide curls moved with a nod eo nllght
that only a lover's eye could see It. Ho
olzeJ bcr disengaged hand. The conductor
tuck hit head Into the car.
"Fourteenth treet ! "
A squad of stout , florid n.en with butchern'
prons alerted for the door. The girl arose
"Mamma ! " she called , "eteh cut ! Ea 1st
fourteenth treot. "
, JTke little woman woke up , gathered the
apart , bearlmg their everlasting , unavailing
"I demand , " read the painted signs , "the
will and testament of my brother , who died
In Callfronla , leaving a large property Inheritance
heritance- Vlrglle Dubourque , v.hlch has
never reached him. "
That was all any one was ever able to
make out. At that point the story became
rambling and unintelligible. Denunciation ,
hot and wva'thful , ot the thieves , whoever
they were , of the government , of bishops ,
priests and lawyers , alternated with protesta
tions of Innocence. , of , heaven knows what
crimes. If any one stopped them to ask
what It was all about , they stared , shook
their heads " and passed on. It money was
offered , they took It without thaaktag the
giver ; Indeed , without noticing him. They
were never seen apart , yet never together In
the sense of being apparently anything to
each-Other. I doubt If they ever spoke. No
one , at all events , eaw them do It. Grim
nd lonely , they traveled the streets , parad-
ng their grievance before an unheeding day.
What that grievance was , and what was
belr story , a whole generation had tried
alnly to find out. Every young reporter
rlcd hla hand at It at least once , some many
Imes , I among them. None of us ever
ound out anything tangible about them.
Now and then wo ran down a rumor In the
eglon of Bleecker street , then the "French
uarter" I should have Bald that they were
' "rench and spoke but a few words of broken
Jngllsh when they spoke at all only to have
t come to nothing. One which I recall was
o the effect that at sometime In the far
past , the elder ot the two had been a school
master In Lorraine , and had come across
ho sea hi quest of a fabulous fortune left
iv his brother , one ot the gold diggers ot
49 , who died In his boots ; that there had
been some disagreement between father and
son which resulted In the latter running
away with their saved-up capital , leaving
ho old man stranded In a strange city among
people of strange speech , without the metua
of asserting his claim ! and that , when he
realized this , he lost his reason. Thus bis
son found him. returning after years , pennl-
tfrf and repentant.
From that meeting , father and son came
orth what they were ever since. So ran
, ho story , but whether It was all fancy or
some or most of It , I could not tell. No
one could. One by one the reporters dropped
them , unable to make them out. The
officers of a'French benevolent society , where
.wlce a week they received fixed rations ,
gave up Importuning them to accept the shel
ter of the house before their persistent , al
most fierce , refusal. The police did not
rouble them , except when people complained
: hat the tin-signs tore- their clothes , After
that they walked with canvas posters , and
v/oro let alone.
They had almost slipped from my mind
when ono morning. In the winter ot 1882 ,
among the police reports of tbo night's hap-
penlnga that were laid upon my desk , I
Found onu saying that Vlrglle Oubourque ,
Frenchman , 75 years old , had died In a
Wooster street lodging house. The story ol
his death , as I learned It there that day , was
as tragic as that of his life. iHo had grown
more and more feeble , until at last he was
unable to leave the house. For the first time
the son wont out alone. The old man sai
by the. stove all day , silently brooding ovei
Ills wrongs. The lodgers came and went. HE
heeded neither their going nor their coming ,
Through the long night he kept his seat ,
OF 1IONOBR A'ND WANT , THERE WAS
gazing1 fixedly Into the fire. In the morning
when daylight shone upon the cold , graj
ashes , he sat there yet , dead. The sot
slept peacefully beside him.
The old schoolmaster took his last trl (
alone ; no , mourners rode behind the hearsi
to the Palisade cemetery , where charltabli
countrjmen bought him a grave. Erncsti
did not go to the funeral. That afternoon :
met him on Broadway , plodding along ovci
the old1 route. His eyes were red am
swollen. The "protest" hung from hli
shoulders ; In hla hand ho carried , done u |
roughly In a pack , the signs the old ma :
had borne. A look qt such utter lonellnes :
as I had never seen on a human face cam *
Into hlx when I asked him where hU fsthei
was. iHe made a gesture of hopeless de <
jectlon and shitted his feet uneasily , as I
Impatient ntjjolqg detained. Something dlv
traded my attention for the moment , ant
when I looked around again he was gone.
One * that lummu 1 luard Crem rneit <
through the newspaper * , just 'when ' T' had
begun to miss him from his old haunt" . It
seems that he h d somehow found the papers
that proved his claim , or thought he bad.
Ilo haj put them Into the hands of the
French consul the day before , paid the Item ,
appearing before him clothe ! and In his
right mind , without the signs. Out the ac
count merely added to the mystery by hint
ing that the old man had unconsciously
hoarded the papers all the years he sought
them with such toll In the streets of New
York. Here was my story at last ; but before
I could lay hold ot It , It evaded mo oncu
more In the hurry and worry of the police
Autumn had ccmo and nearly gone , when
Now York was ono day startled by the
report that a madman had run through
Fourteenth st'eet at an hour In the after
noon when It was most crowded with shop
pers , and , with a pair of carpenter's com
passes , had cut right and left , stabbing as
many as came In his way. A scene of the
wildest panic eirsued , Women flung them
selves down basement steps and fell fainting
In doorways. Fully half a score were cut
down , among them the wife of Policeman
Hanlcy , who was on duty In the block , and
who arrested the maniac without knowing
that his wife lay mortally wounded among
his victims. She had come out to meet him ,
with the chlldicn. It was only after he had
attended _ to the rest and sent the prisoner
away securely bound , that ho was told there
was still a wounded woman In the next
store , and found her there with her little
The madman was Ernesto Dubourque. I
found him In the police station , surrounded
by a crowd of excited officials to whose In
quiries he turned a mien of dull and stolid
Indifference. He knew me when I called him
by name , and looked up with a movement
ot quick Intelligence , as one who suddenly
rcmembeicd something ho had forgotten and
vainly tried to recall. He started for the
dcor. When they slezed him and brought
htm back ho fought like a demon. His
shrieks of thieves ! robbers ! filled the build
ing as they bore him struggling to a cell.
Ho was tried by u Jury and acquitted of
murder. The defense was Insanity. The
court ordered his Incarceration In a safe
asylum. The police had received a severe
Icfwoii , and during the next month , while
Itwas yet fresh In the public mind , they
bestirred themselves , and sent a number of
"harmless" lunatics who had gone about un
molested , after him. I never heard of
Etueste Dubourquo again ; but even
now , after fifteen _ _ years , I find my
self sometimes asking the old , unsolved
question : What was the story of wrong
that bore such a crop of sorrow and darkness
aud murder ?
WIII2X TUB illSTTEH CAME.
"Tomorrow It will come , " Godfrey Krueger
had eald that night to his landlord. "Tomor
row it will surely come , and then I chall have
moaey. Socn I shall be rich , richer than you
ca i think. "
And the landlord of the Forsyth street
tenement , who In his heart liked the gray-
halccd Inventor , but who had rooms to let ,
grumbled something about a tomorrow that
" 0 , but It will come , " said Krueger , turnIng -
Ing on the stairs and shading the lamp with
his hand , the better to see his host's good-
natuied face ; "you know tlio application has
been advanced. It Is bound to be granted ,
and tonight I shall finish my fihlp. "
Now , as he sat alone In his room at his
work , fitting , shaping and whittling with
restless hands , he ha > l to admit to himself
that It was time It came. Two whole days
ho had lived on a crust , and he was otarv-
ing. He had worked and waited thirteen
bard years for the suececn that had more
than once been almost within his grasp , only
to elude It again. It had never seemed
not looked and she pushed It opcti , The
little lamp invoked yrt on the table. The
room wan strewn 'with broken models and
torn papers that lliterfld the floor. Some
thing there frlghtoacil the child. She held
to the banisters and. tailed faintly :
"Papal O , parol"
They went In together on tip-too without
knowing why , the postman wltti the big
official letter In hid , band. The morrow had
kepi 111 promise. Of hunger and want there
was nn cod. On the ! bed , .stretched at full
length , with hU Grand Army hat flung beside
htm lay the Inventor , dead. A little round
hole In the temple , from which a few dropa
of blood had flow ail , told what remained
ot his story. In tbo night disillusion had
corae , with failure.
Ho was an every-day tough , bull-necked ,
square-Jawed , red of face and with his hair
cropped short In the fashion that rules at
Sing. Sing and 1 admlreJ of Uattle Row.
Any one coculd have 'told It at a glance.
The bruised and wrathful face of the police
man who brought him to Mulberry street ,
to bo "Blood up" before the detectives In the
hope that there might bo something against
him to aggravate the offense of beating an
officer with his own club , bore witness to It.
H told a familiar.story. The prisoner's gang
had started a fight on this avenue , probably
with a scheme ot ultimate robbery In view ,
and the police had come upon It unexpect
edly. The rest had got away with an as
sortment of promiscuous bruises. The "Kid"
stood his .ground ami went down with two
"copo" on top of him after a valiant battle ,
In which ho had performed the feat that
entitled him to honorable mention hence
forth In the felonious annals of the gang.
There was no surrender In his sullen look as
ho etood before the desk , his hard face dis
figured further by a streak of half-dried
blood , reminiscent of the night's encounter.
The fight had gone against him that wvo
all right. There was a 'time for getting
square. Till then ho was man enough to
take his medicine , let them do their wornt.
It was there to read , plain as could be ,
In his set jaws and dogged bearing as he
came out , numbered now and Indexed in the
rogues' gallery , and started for the police
court between two officers. It chanced that
I wvis going the same way , and Joined com
pany. 'Besides ' , I have certain theories con
cerning toughy which my friend , the ser
geant , says are rot , and I was not averse to
testing them on the kid.
But the kid was a bad subject. He re
plied to my friendly advances with a mut
tered curse , or not at all , und upso ! all my
notions In the most reckless way. Con
versation had ceat'ed ' before we were half
way across to 'Broadway. ' He "wartted no
guff , " and I left him to his meditations
tespectlng his defenseless state. At Broad
way 'there WES a Jam of trucks and we stop
ped at the corner to wait for an opening.
U all happened so quickly that only a
confused picture ot It Is In my mind till
this day. A sudden start , a leap and 4a
warning cry , and the kid had wrenched
himself loose. He was free. I was dimly
ccnsclous of a rush of blue and brass ; and
then I saw the whole street saw a child ,
a toddling baby , In the middle of 'the rail
road track right In front of the coming
car. H reached out It's tiny hand toward
the madly clanging bell and crowed. A
scream rose wild and piercing above the
tumult ; men struggled with a frantic wo
man on the curb , and 'turned their heads
And then there stood the kid , with the
child In his arms , unhurt. I s. e him now ,
as ho sot It down gently as any woman ,
trying , with lingering touch , to unclasp the
grip of the baby hand upon his rough finger.
I see the hard lookcorning ! tuck Into his face
THE "KID" HAD WIVENCHIEiD HIMSELF FUEE.
nearer and surer than now , and there was
need of It ? He had come to the Jumplng-
oft place. All his money was gone , to the
last cent,1 and his application for a pension
hung fire In Washington unaccountably. It
had been advanced to the last stage , an1
word that It had been granted might bo re
ceived any day. nut the days slipped by and
no word came. For two days he had lived
on fallti and a cruet , but they were giving
out together. If only-
Well , when It did come , what with' ' his
back pay for all those years , ho would have
the means to build his ship , and hunger and
want would bo forgotten. He should have
enough. And the world n'ould know that
Godfrey Krueger was not an Idle crank.
"In six months I shall cross tne ocean to
Europe In twenty hour , ? In my airship , " h °
had said In showing the landlord his models ,
'with as many ao want to go. Then I shall
become a millionaire and shall make you one ,
too. " And the landlord had heaved a sigh
at the thought of bis $27 and doubtlngly
wished It might be so.
Weak and famished , Kruegcr bent to his
all but finished task. Before morning he
should know that It would work as he had
planned. There remained only to fit the last
parts together. The Idea of building an air
ship had como to him wfolle ne lay dying with
ecurvy , as they thought , In a confederate
prison , and he had never abandoned It. Ho
had been a teacher aud a student and was a
tralted mathematician. There could be no
flaw In hla calculations. He had worked
them out again and again. The energy de
veloped by his plan was great enough to
float a ship capable of carrying almost any
nurdcci and of directing It against the strong
est head wind. Now , upon the threshold of
s'lccess ' , ho was awaiting merely the long
Iclayed pension to carry his dream Into life
Tomorrow would bring It , and with It an
end to 6ll his waiting and suffering.
One after another the lights went out In
the tenement. Only the one In the In
ventor's room burned steadily through the
night. The policeman on the beat noticed
the lighted window and made a mental note
or the fact that som one was sick. - Once
during the early hours he stopper cbort to
listen. Upon the morning breeze was borne
a rouflled sound , as ot a dtetcut explosion.
Qut all was quiet again , and he went on ,
thinking that hla senses had deceived htm.
The dawn came In the eastern sky and with
it the stir that attends the awakening of
another day. The lamp burned steadily yet
behind the dim wlndowrane ,
The milkmen came , and the pushcart
criers. The policeman was relieved and
another took his place. Lastly came the *
mall carrier with a large c-fflclal envelope
rcorkfd "Pension Bureau , Washington , " He
bhouted up the atalrway :
"Krueger ! Letter ! "
The landlord came to the dcor and was
glad. So It had come , had It ?
"Run , Emma , " be e&ld to his little
daughter , "run and tell Mr. Godfrey bis
letter has come. " The child skipped up the
step * gleefully. She knocked at the In
ventor's door , but no answer came. It was
as 'tho policeman , red and out ot breath ,
twisted the nipper on his wrist , with a half
uncertain aside to mo : "Them toughs there
ain't no depending on nohow , " Sullen , de
fiant , planning vengeance , I see him led
away to jail. Ruffian and thlel ! The police
blotter said so.
But , even so , the kid had proved that my
theories about toughs were not rot.Who
knows but that , like sergeants , the blotter
may be sometimes mistaken.
Clmnire in l'olH-r > it GcorKc Company ,
An arrangement was made yesterday by
which Mr. C. C. George purchased the stock
In the Potter & George company previously
held by Arthur S. Potter and 'Mr. ' Potter re
tires from the firm. This purchase gives
Mr. George the ownership ot iwo-thlrds of
the stock of the company , which ho will
hereafter control. The reorganization of the
directory to agree with the new order of
things hce not been effected , but 'Mr. ' George
says that a meeting of stockholders will
bo called In a few days for this purpose.
As far as Mr. Potter's late associates know
he has nwdo no plans for the future. He
still retains an Interest In the abstracting
business of the , flrm , but asldo from that
his local business connections have been sev
Tn UI ii B" u CcnmiH nf IIIHC CM.
BERKELEY , Cal. , March 4. Assistant
Prof. C. W. Woodworth of the department
of entomology at the State university Is
preparing n complete list of nil the Cali
fornia Insects. No state has before essayed
the task of collecting u complete list except
New Jersey , wharo over 0.000 species of In
sects were classified. Prof , Woodworth be
lieves that California's list will far exceed
In numbers that ofNew Jersey.
CHANCE FOR SHIP BUILDERS
Good Opening in This Country for the
AMERICA CAN UNDERBID THE WORLD
Amlrew t'nriirKlr Call * iAttcntlon to
the Opportunity fur Anirrlcnii Kii-
Clrrnl Ynnl nt tievr
York AVotilil 1'ny Well.
CLEVELAND , March 4. This week's
Issue of the Iron Trade Review has the fol
lowing Important letter from Mr. Andrew
CANNES , France. Feb. 10. To the Edt-
tor : May I chlf " attehtlon through
your columns to the Held which 1st open for
a first-class shipbuilding yard upon the
Hudson. East river , or lower b.iy , near
Now York. The prices paid for steel by
Hrltlah and German ship yards nro so much/
higher thnn shlfibull lers In New York would
bo required to p.iy that the difference would
make In Itself an excellent prollt. Plates
nro 'north nbout $22 or * 23 nor ton In New
York. The quoted price at Glasgow IB
nearly $30. Oilier prices nro In proportion
and all the woodwork oC shlp. < Is ulso much
cheaper with us. if a yard were Unlit today
with the newest appliances , the total coat
of labor , even at much higher wages , mould
bo less than In any ship yard I know of
either In Great Britain or Germany. I
name near New York as the best for FCV-
1. A ship yard there would get repair
work.Ahlch It always profitable.
2. A dry doclc could bu part of the equip
ment , which woud | also be highly prollt-
.1. Two years hence the oot of transport
upon steel.delivered t the ship yard at
New York from Ptttsburg will not exceed
$1 per ton via Coniicviut and the deepened
Krlo canal. Indeed , It will be less , since
it r.vlll cost nothing to send steel to Coti-
neaAit In cars which otherwise must return
to the lake empty for ore.
CAN REGAIN SUPREMACY.
The present seaboard ship yards are BO
use-fully occupied with domestic buslnes *
that they cannot give foreign business
proper attention. The Now York yard
should bo conrtructe * ! on a larger scale and
with special reference to the demand. I
um satisfied thnt Hip-United States can
readily regain the supremacy In shipbuild
ing It liiul M lion wooden ships were In vogue *
It only needs an enterprl"lng western shipbuilding -
building concern to establish a yard near t
New York and manage It with the skill and I
energy which have characterized those on
thn Inkes. This Is the only prominent de
partment of manufacturing In which our
country Is behind , nnd It Is one In isvhlch
It easily can obtain front rank. It would
justify steel manufacturers to guarantee to
such a shipbuilding concern a continuance
of the. present extremely lew rates upon
steel for a term of years , and also that
steel of all kinds , and -armor nnd guns
should alwayp bo furnished at the lowest
iprlco paid by European shipbuilders. nut
there Is nothing to fear from the prices of
steel , for these henceforth are to rule lower
In our country than In any country of
Europe. It wl 1 not b9 long before a large
portion ot Its steel supply must be drawn
by Europe from the United States. If I
werea / younger man , or rather. If I did
not belong to n concern which employs all
my capital , I should be greatly Inclined to
enter upon the building of ships somewhere
near New York harbor. There would be
no war ships or Atlantic liners open for bids
In any part of the world which thu NC.W
York yard would not have something to
say about. Every needed element Is pres
ent for regaining our rupremacy as the
iprinelpil shipbuilding country. Surely rome
one of the successful lake concerns will
consider the ndvlpililllty of establishing a
branch yard near New York a branch
which I predict would very soon gro.v to
many times the capacity of the original
works , and give a much higher return upon
capital , besides rendering Us originator
famous. Very ' '
OTHERS AGREE WITH CARNEGIE.
A icprcsentattve of the Associated Press
today Interviewed officials of the Cleveland
Shlpbulld'ng comprny and the Globe Iron
company , which are among the largeot con
cerns of the kind In the United States , In
reference to the letter written b. Mr. An
drew Catnegle concerning a great IKilpbulld-
Ing plant near New York , tud the possibil
ity of- > the ships of llite country again be
coming supreme upon the seas. Robert Wal-
laceTprcslderpt of the Cleveland Shipbuilding
company , aaifU.
"Notwithstanding the difference In wages
between thfa oonntry and Europe , there IB ,
I belkve , aot the slightest doubt but that
moatTir sleeI-W tron vessels can be con
structed In- New York or vlcftlty much
cheaper than In any'forelgn country. Owing
to- recent great Improvements In machinery
used In building boats and the cheapness
of steel the cost has been reduced until
there la no Icnger a questlcn an to our ability
to build ocean-going vee'jals of any class at
a price which would .defy competition.
"I consider a shipbuilding yard in Now
York-or vicinity , backed by a company ! with
ample capital , ono of the safest possible In
vestments arid with 'assurances of large re
turns. I .boljeye. It will bo only a matter
of a short time "when American built ships
will be again supreme on the seas. "
Luther Allen , treasurer of the Globe Ship
building company , said : "Shipbuilders have
realized for some tlmo past that there Is a
great "field for the location of a large , mod-
onUy equipped tl.lpyard on the Atlantic
coast , In the vicinity of 'New ' York. That
such a plant could construct seagoing ves
sels at less ccot than Is possible In Europe
lliero Is but little doubt , oven taking Into
consideration the pauper wages paid 'Euro
pean workmen. "
"If wo can sell steel rail and other steel
products to Europe , such as Is now bnlng done
at a prollt , them la no good reason why we
cannot successfully compete with Europe In
shipbuilding. The vessels of the merchant
marine of many foreign countries , however ,
are granted subsidies , and until our govern
ment extends a paternal hand in the same
direction for American built ships the Indus
try will labor under a disadvantage. "
Children and adults tortured by burns ,
scalds , injuries , eczema cr skin diseases may
ecuro Instant relief by using DeWltt's Witch
Hazel Salve. H Is thn great Pile remedy.
Sia.YATUHK OX 01IKGIC IHHKCUI.Hl.
Continuation of TcMlmoity 111 Curjer
NEW YORK , March 4. When the Carter
court-martial met today Jude Advocate Dart
hid read and spread on the record section
3,477 ot the Revised Statutes of the United
States , requiring that all powers of attorney ,
orders or authority shall bo executed In the
presence of two witnesses and some olllclal
authority v/lth 'power to witness such algna-
tufjs or documents whenever such powers
provide for the transfer of any claims against
the United States to other parties.
'Former ' sub-Treasurer O. N. Jordan was
called and asked If. assuming the endorse
ment of Anson < M. Hangs on a certain check
to be a forgery , It would make any difference
with the government , so far aa that check
was concerned , K the party whose name was
signed should come forward now and say
that fie had given authority for the signing
of his name. Mr. Jordan replied that such
acknowledgment would In nowise change
the character of the check eo far as the
government was concerned. Such powers
1 Extract of Beef
Absolutely the best preparation of its kind.
f Unapproachable for purity and fine flavor.
jf It never spoils nor wastes.
Genpine bears signature
of Justus von Liebig :
8 nd addmu for frm Cook Book to Lleblg Co. , P.O. Boi 2718 , New York.
hare to bo made In accordance ulth law , Mr.
Jordan said , othccwlac K UIQ check were
Improperly slgr.vd. It would be thronn out
by the Treasury department. * -
The check was returned to the1 American
National bank by Mr. Jot dan when he sus-
pectcJ HIP signature of .Anton Mv liang *
wai Irregular and the signature wag * guar
anteed. It waa proper umlrc.Uip regula
tion ? , Mr. Jordan said , to have the signature
.ADMITS KIl.M.VU TIIU8PICK1IS. .
( o Contention Mont nnllty
ST. PAUL. Minn. , March 4. A IJlsmarck ,
N , D , , special to tbo DUratch says : A re
port from Win cii a elates that the confession
made by the Indian , Defender , bolero hla
death has leaked out and that It admUn the
murder of the Splccr family In thu manner
substantially ns related by the Indians who
were lynched. Dlack Hawk was the chief
plotter of the crime , but through some nils-
tdancc was not present when the actual mur
der was committed. It In further stated that
Defender tald ninck Hnwk , of ull thc < 3o ron-
certied In the crime , most deserved to bo
pwilshed. Dlack Hawk ll\ce on the reserva
tion at Standing Hock and Is the only sur
vivor of ICie five murderers.
IVopIr AiixloiiM to SetItcliulocr. .
ST. CLOUD. 'Minn. , Slnrch 4. Nearly ono-
fourth the population of the city was at
the Great Northern yards to sco the rein
deer trains. The Ilrst section reached here
nt 8:30 : n. m , , nnd twenty inlmitrs later u
stop of twenty minutes was ntado ami thn
reindeer fed. Schools were dHnlsscrt nnd
pupils thronged thu yards. The Laps were
in the happiest mood. Nearly every one
carried a pleco of moss for u souvenir. Allen
on board were well anil 'the ' trip to this point
was successful. The train started out umid
the , shouts of the spectators.
If you do not get Whislry of
the pi oner Age and Purity. "Six
Years Old , ioo # Pure , " ts the
Governtnenfi Guarantee on every
Bottled by W. A , GAINCS & CO. , Frankfort , Ky.
The Government Internal Revenue
Officers nt the distilleries Inspect the
contents of every bottle. In buying bo
Bitro the Internal Kcvemto Stnmp over
the Cork nml Cnptnlo li not broken nnd
that It bears the nnmoV. . A. GAINtS & CO.
ey It is a Gai'tnimtnt Guarantee
that i > fi with tln'i ksttliiif.
ALL DEALERS SELL IT
PURE MALT WHISKEY
FROM PERSIA , TURKEY AND INDIA. .
COMPOSED OF A CHOICE SELECTION OF
Bokharas , Irans , Sennas , Kirmans , Belooch
istans , Daghestans , Shirvans ,
Anatolians , etc.
WILL , CONTINUE TOirOimOW AT
lOsSO A. M. and 2:3O p. m.
AND A SPECIAL CLOSING SALE AT
7:30 : P. M. SATURDAY NIGHT.
An extraordinary collection of
BRONZES , IVORY CARVINGS ,
CLOISONNE TEAKWOODS , PORCELAINS ,
VASES , ARMSETC. , will be included in sale.
This sale is POSITIVE , WITHOUT LIMIT OR RESERVE -
SERVE , in order to raise money quickly.
The collection is the largest and finest of these Art Gems
that has ever visited the west.
Goods are sold at any price you choose to pay for them ,
as will be testified to by those who have bought from us.
This will be the last opportunity you will have to buy.
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NEBRASKA AUCTION & COMMISSION GO ,
IS LIKE A GOOD TEMPER , "IT SHEDS A
BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT ,
FRANK G. CARPENTER'S
LETTERS EROM SOUTH AMERICA
! * * -
. . WILL BE PRINTED IN
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE.
Mr. Carpenter , the well known newspaper correspondent ,
is making a trip of over'25,000 miles through the frequented and
unfrequented parts of South America. He will describe for The
Bee what he is seeing , tell of the incidents of his journey , give
interviews with men prominent in all walks of life in a word
give a series of graphic pen pictures of life and its conditions in
the countries to the south of us. Old readers of The Bee know
what Carpenter's letters are new subscribers will need read
but the first letters to become emaptured with his style and sub
ject. These letters , commencing during March , will continue . ,
regularly each Sunday for a year , f
FOR CARPENTER'S LETTERS
READ THE SUNDAY BEE.
ALL NEWS DEALERS.
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