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TUB OMAHA DAILY BEE : TVESDAT , OCTOBER 11 , 1S08.
BRINGING UP THE CHILDREN
Congrefs of Mothers Discusses Advantages of
Association for Study ,
REARING THE LITTLE ONES A SCIENCE
Frnctlcnl Illnittriitlcm IlrotiRlit Out by
the Treatment of Iinnnlim-
tlre Chllil Mcvcrnl Ititercst-
Ins A < ldren c , ,
Yesterday was a busy and eventful day
in the annals of the Omaha Mothers' con
gress. Three sessions of the congress were
held and many Important questions were
Mrs. Blrney opened the exercises by re
questing the members to rise and repeat
the Lord's prayer. Then she Introduced
Mrs. Weeks , the auditor ot the National
Mothers' congress. Mrs. Weeks said that
uho supposed she was chosen to speak on
the practical organization of mothers' unions
because she had experienced such difficulty
In forming the society In Kansas City ,
There need bo no hesitation on the part ol
kindergarten teachers about helping the
mothers organize , for their assistance li
very necessary and helpful , *
Sad to say , In some cases women havt
taken advantage ot the fascinations of thcli
Hex to advance their < > nds. but as It wai
for the welfare ot rising generation it ma ]
The one great objection to these unions I :
that they nro for a largo part theoretical
But no end was ever attained without man ;
theories and Ideals and it IB the discussion !
of these theories that advances the science o
The objection that the Mothers' clubs take
too much time Is Idiotic , for mothers spcm
only a short hour at the meetings for Intellectual
loctual development , but for material benefl
'In ' answer to a question about keeping u ;
the membership. Mrs. Weeks said that n
attempt was made to have the same mother
attend every week. That few mothers coul
do this regularly. So the subjects and meet
ing places arc announced lu the papers , an
mothers can choose their topics.
A fee of 50 cents Is charged for the kinder
gartcn's support , but If the mother canno
pay the CO cents , she Is not turned awnj
The kindergartener Is employed to care fo
the children during the hour of meeting
Doctors , dentists , ministers nnd experience
women talk upon subjects that will be o
use and Instruction.
r Kecfm Clenr of Sectarianism.
In organizing the clubs Mrs. Weeks urge
that they bo not organized under the aus
plocs ot any church or sect , nor to have th
meetings in any church , but that they b
strictly nonpartlsan nnd , held in schoi
houses as far as possible. .As few offlcei
as possible are elected and formal constltti
tlons or by-laws are cast to the winds.
There should be one woman who can dc
vote her time to the union to look out fc
the machinery of the club.
Mrs. Weeks has found that the best wa
to got diffident mothers to talk is to as
thorn to give resumes of certain magazlr
articles relative to children. Then oth (
rcothcrs are asked to read the same article
and thus bo able to discuss the questions ii
In largo cities where there are many clut
it helps the mothers to have occasion !
Mrs. Blrnoy suggested that women wl :
are in charge of certain wards meet as
general committee and that the fathers' al
i DO welcomed.
Mrs. Weeks said that the chief good i
the curfew law was to show unscrupuloi
mothers and fathWs "Vi ba their quty to the
Mrs. McMullcn of Evanston made o
ardenti pica for the co-operation of the motl
ers. Then she went on to speak of tl
new Interest the teachers had been led to tnl
in their children and the benefit it showi
both to the children and teachers.
Evidence was offered that showed th
where mothers' clubs existed In the low
and bottom districts the deal'h rate had d
creased since their existence.
All sorts of questions Interesting to motl
rs were asked and answered. Topics we
suggested for papers for mothers' meetln ;
nnd the welfare of the clubs was consider
from all sides.
Model Mother * ' CInti.
Mrs. Blrney told about two modcr clubs
Chevy Chase , near Washington , which ke
ecrapbooks for Interesting articles upon chl
work , both scientific' and amateur. Tl
clubs are formed of busy young mothers , \vl
bring their work and spend a most prolltat
hour chatting and studying tbo method
An animated discussion was preclpttat
by Mrs. Weeks telling the story of a chl
who told his mother he bad killed a rob
when ho had not even seen one , and askii
( he mothers what they would have done wl
tbo child. Obviousty , the child should ha
been educated as a reporter , but the mothe
talked long and earnestly about it , cltii
similar cases and their cures. And the re
ot the morning was spent in discussing t
proper treatment for the Imaginative cull
Some mothers believed In punishing t
child % at every evidence ot this Imaglnatlc
others in explaining to the children wh
they were doing and still others in Ignorli
It. This led to the question ot managli
the child with tbe unruly temper. Mrs. Bl
noy advocated the method ot using dlscrc
diversion and then teaching them selt-co
So the morning wore along , each moth
telling her child's faults and her method
Then Mrs. Blrney used the mornlnj
meeting as an Illustration of the great be
eflt these meetings wcro to all mothers a
urged that weekly meetings bo held here
Omaha , and over all the world for the co
slderatlon ot these all-Important questloi
A poll of the states represented show
that mothers were present from tbe stal
of Nebraska , Colorado , Iowa , Missouri , U
nols , Now York , New Jersey , Call torn
North Carolina , Washington , O. C. M :
Colton , the recording secretary , read lottc
which Mrs. Btrney has received from Tok
Japan ; Burmah , India , and Rio Janeii
Brazil , asking for reports of the congrc
and telling ot the homo lite and work
the native mothers.
Ir. Moteii'n I'nper.
The afternoon session of the congress
devoted to the reading of two papers , one
Dr. Moten , principal ot the Colored Norn
school at Washington , and the other
Tilrs. Caasldy ot Baltimore. The large a
dlcmce In the church was gratifying proof
the Intense interest taken In the congress
( he mothers and women of Omaha. Tl
this interest is shared by all alike was e
Oenced by the presence of several coloi
Dr. Moten , after speaking of the ever- !
creasing Interest which colored mothers w <
taking in the education ot their chlldn
went back to the age ot primitive man.
From tbo tools of the first men wo i
able to tell what they did and thoug
The tendencies Inherited from hundreds
years ago have not altered much. I
progress la no longer reckoned in term *
Horsfard's Acid Phosphate
Pleasant to the Taste.
TAKE nORSFORDS-OHLY IN BOTTLES.
expansion , wealth. Inventions ot new mn-
chlnery or ot discoveries of new resjurc o
of tbe earth , but Is happily coming to mem
more than these the disappearance of the
artificial state which makes life hideous nnd
hopeless to the many ntvl the c'eat on of u
public sentiment which recognizes the
Fatherhood ot God nnd tbe Brotherhood of
Man ; which holds the worker In honor and
only the willfully Idle as the disgraced.
None nro moro o.irnert and persistent In
their efforts to reach th'.s high degree of
progress than the women of our glorlouu ,
That the kindergarten work should be
succpetful demands n normal training de
partment. Such a school WPS cstublUbcl
by Mrs. Pollock nnd her daughter of Wash
ington. This department was a great ne
cessity on account of the dearth o' colored
young women properly fitted for the work.
From the moment we commenced our work
we began to plead with our municipal au
thorities for Its Introduction ns n part of
our public school syslcm. After tno ap
peals wo have nt last secured on appropria
tion from congrats nnd fifteen such schools
( white and colored ) are now In active op
The success of the work accomplished yy
the Washington league , spread abroad by
the colored press , has aroused a genuine
Interest in the hearts ot our women nnd
teachers throughout the south. Thus I he
kindergarten offers a solution of the ninpt
vexing question the American people have
had and still have to deal with tha full
and free ralvatlon ot the Afro-American ,
If followed to Its full aim It will determine
the God-given capacity of the. race , bul
mo'ro than all. It will determine man's re
lation to mnn nnd supply to our home tm
wise and spiritual mother , which by reasoi
of our Inheritance nnd environment no on (
can reasonably expect us to have.
Mother nml the Teacher.
Dr. Motcn's address was cnthuslastlcall }
received. When the audience had quletcc
down Mrs. Blrney Introduced Mrs. Cassldj
of Baltimore , who spoke on the relation th <
mother should bear to the teacher. She said
The mother and teacher are simply llvlni
on opposite sides of n hedge nnd it is neccs
sary for some one to push aside the branchei
and reveal them to each other , and they wll
clasp hands nnd llvo happy ever after. Eacl
has taken her material from nature and ha
rendered accoiint to It. but not to the other
The magnitude ot the work of each has sunl
The dlflcrcntlatlon between the mother am
the teacher began way back In the glrlhooi
days , when she \vns compelled or pcrmlttci
to stop all Intellectual training nt 10 , o
possibly 17 , because she didn't have to teach
but was going to marry and become th
mother of children. The teacher , on th
other hand , pursued her way .through . fou
or five years more of mental unfoldme t o
broadening culture ! full , free expansive lit
and In the exercise of her profession ha
continued to develop by reflex Influence fron
the world ot letters uud of life In which sh
lives. Each , then , so differently trained hn
magnified the means of her own training an
minimized that of the other.
The mother has not asked or expected o
admitted the material aid of the teacher i :
> dictating the training or flnal destiny of he
) children. So. many a conscientious , earnea
I teacher , who has interpreted he
5 profession to mean man-making o
woman-making , who has sluved fo
her brain children , has lived for their
has all but died for them In the cause c
their perfect eaulpment for successful llv
ing when the supreme moment came , who
the crucial decision was to bo made as t
the final destiny of the boy or girl ha
found herself excluded from the famll
council , her suggestions r.esentcd or Ignorci
her pleadings ot no avail. She has to stan
helpless while the mother has asserted he
right to guide her children , to ruin he
children If she pleases , and ns she please ;
Thus It conies to pass that the teacher 1
school has been busy teaching laws whlc
the mother nt homo has been busy vlolatlni
If we are to have co-operation between tl
mother and the teacher the mother mil !
accompany her child not only to but throug
the school room door. She must undcrstnn
the alms of the teacher , the principles <
mental and moral unfoldment. She mui
know the reasons for pursuing certal
methods , for certain purposes , for certal
prohibition's1. Such knowledge comes nflt t
Instinct , but by Intelligent and educated It
sight. And so there can bo no co-operatlo
between teacher nnd mother until the ger
oral conflict with Ignorance Is nbandone
and the encounter becomes hand to hani
until the teacher becomes as Individualist
In her methods ns the mother is indlvldua
Istlc In her Interests. There will bo no c <
operation between mother and teacher tl
there Is unity of aim. till the teacher ccasi
to scorn the utilitarian phase ot cultui
and the mother ceases to demand It alone i
the end ot culture.
Then Mrs. Blrnoy announced that thei
would bo a twenty-minute open conferem
for any questions that the papers mlgl
have raised lu tho. minds of any ot fl
listeners. Several women spoke ot their ej
perlences with Incompetent teachers ar
discussed the best ways of getting goc
teachers for poor districts.
Concentrate * ) on Mother * .
The evening meeting , from point of nun
bcrs , was the most satisfactory one of al
The church was crowded and there were mar
men In the audience. Mrs. Cotton of Norl
Carolina spoke on "The National Trnlnlr
School for Women. " She said : *
The crown of womanhood Is motherho <
and the glory and pride and hope of a m
tlon all concentrate In Its mothers. Woman
pre-eminence nnd value as an Indlvldu
must bo estimated from a personal stam
point and must result In a variety of coi
It is especially true of Americans th
they demand the best of everything , ni
shall they not themselves become the hlgl
est types of men and women ? How mi
American men nnd women be prepared t
the high destinies ot the future ? The nece
sary effort on this line should be the cult
vatton by women of a scientific motherhoo
Woman should know her wonderful self ni
Jt realize the measure of her responsibility
Scientific motherhood means moro than
casual thought can grasp. It is plain th
education and culture will ncompllsh mui
of this. But wo wait In vain for the rea
Izatlon ot this claim. We hopefully turn
woman as the key to nil social problen
Woman must first bo enabled to conqu
the agencies ot the material present , so
to have time to study the higher jnysterl
of womanhood and to contemplate herself
tbe responsible medium of the transmlssli
of good and ot evil. Yet scientific mothe
hood will gain no marked Impetus while r
strtctcd to n fortunate fcyf. It rmlst '
1- made a national possibility lu order to b
1a. como a national benefit. Jt can bo do :
a. through the establishing by. the governme
a.ra of a national training ucfcool for wome
ra where the women of the j nation shall
o , trained in the science of domesticity ai
o , peace.
33 AVIint AVomiui ShuuM I.cnrii.
In tljls school woman should be taught t !
highest domestic science In all its dive
sltles. She should be taught applied cliei
istry because the nutrition ot the nation
her charge. She should be taught sanltatlc
disinfection and the prevention and care
, all diseases , because it is to her arms i
, the nation returns In sickness and deal
" She should bo taucht the care of Infar
ot and their foods , the application of sclen
to all departments ot household labor a
at the mysteries and possibilities ot tiered !
atd Woman has not been exempt from t
? d duties exacted of other citizens , yet EDO h
been overlooked in the distribution of ed
catlonal benefits. The necessity for pror.
training in order to secure the best resu
Is recognized in every line of endeavor , a
tbe making ot homes and the training
children aie not exceptions. The elevatl
ot domestic science to Its proper place aino
ro the other sciences will do much to dlsj
it.of poverty , drudgery and disease. Would It ibo
bo well to regard woman as the real guai
ut Ian of the public health and teach her whi
ever is necessary to the proper and safe pi
formauco ot these duties ? A governme
which rtcognlzes the majesty of a free pi
pie should seriously consider all the men
which tend to benefit tholr people In bo <
mind or morals. Hence this national tra !
Ing school , which shall lead our women c
ward toward a scientific motherhood , 1
cornea the duty of the government.
What grander offering can wo add ( a I
grandeurs ot the twentieth century than
effort to improve our race ? Every tl
' woman will feel her heart beat with joy
ho thought of assisting In perfection her
nco nnd lu conferring the permanent blcss-
ng on the earth which n national training
Bthool for women is cure to bring.
Mrs. Weeks of Kansas City then gave ft
morq detailed account of the practical work-
, ngs nnd organization of mothers' clubs than
in the morning. AfCcr the general discussion ,
In. which several gentlemen participated ,
Mrs. Dtrncy thanked the people of Omaha
for their Interest In the mothers' congress
and wished them success In their local
union. In appreciation" the honor con
ferred upon them by the officers of tbo Na
tional Mofhcrs' congress the audience arose
and wished them godspeed.
Pcilcrntloii McctM Toilnr *
The Nebraska Federation of Women's
Clubs will meet nt the First Congregational
church nt 0 o'clock this morning. The pro
gram for the day Is as follows :
0 a. m. Prayer , Hoy. Mary 0. Andrews ,
Omaha , Neb. ; address of welcome , Mrs. A.
N. Ferguson , vice president Omaha Woman's
club ; response , Mrs. Sarah Urlndlcy. presi
dent Columbus Woman's club ; music , ( a )
"Mlgnon , " Hnrdelot ; ( b ) "Tho Little Dust
man , " Brahms , Mrs. J. H. Andrews ; report
of committee on credentials and roll call
of delegates ; reports of officers ; two minute
repot ts ot clubs.
2:30 : p. m. Recommended work ; "Town
nnd Village Improvement , " Mrs. Nellie
Richardson. Lincoln. Neb. ; "Art , " Mrs. Ida
L. Snyder , I'lattsmouth , Neb. ; "Uest
Rooms , " Mrs. Helen Harrison , York , Neb. ;
music , "Angclus , " Chamluadc , Mrs. I ) . A.
Campbell and Miss Maude Oakley ; short ad
dresses ; "University Extension , " Mrs. H. II.
Wilson , Lincoln , Neb. ; "District Federa
tion , " Mrs. Apperson , Tecumseh , Neb. ; un
finished business : music , "An Hcndl Me , "
1CS6 , Hassc , Mrs. D. A. Campoell ; rcportu oi
committees ; election of officers ; new busi
8 p. m. Music , ( a ) "In Woodland Path"
( In MSB ) . Roy L. Smith ; ( b ) "Mine Own Little -
tlo Sweetheart" ( In MSB ) , Mr. Dan II.
Wheeler , jr. ; address , Mrs. Rebecca D. Lowe ,
Atlanta , Ga. , president General Federation
Vomtii's Clubs ; Introduction ot officers ol
10 General Federation of Women's Club ? ;
lusle , nrla , "My Heart nt Thy Sweet Voice , "
rom Samson and Delilah. Saint Sacns , Miss
llllan Deland Terry ; annual address , Mrs
) ello Stoulenborough , Plattsmouth , Nub.
resident Nebraska Federation Women' *
LIVE STOCK SANITARY BOARD
licit Infcrcntci ! in FlKlittnR Con-
tiiKioiin DlNeiiHCH ( o liolil n Coii-
xcutloii nt South Oiiinhii ,
The second annual meeting of the Inter-
tate Live Stock Sanitary Boards will be
icld at Exchange hall at.the , Union Stock
Yards , South Omaha , today. C. P. Johnson ,
ho president of the organization , of Spring-
leld , 111. , arrived yesterday and spent the
fternoon In making arrangements for the
convention. The purpose of the meeting is
o discuss the best methods ot preventing
-anil fighting contagious diseases In stock
n speaking about the work of the sanltarj
board yesterday afternoon President John
son said that experiments/ been made al
Fort Worth , Tex. , and at Rockford , III.
since the last meeting of the board In an at-
empt to discover some remedy to cure 01
prevent .tbe Texas fever In cattle. Thh
'ever Is supposed to be caused by n tlcl
which bores through the hldo of an anlma
and atempts have been made to cure tnl :
jy dipping. Experiments were carried or
at the Fort Worth stock yards last wlntei
and spring and quite a number of anlmali
wore dipped. The solution used was com
posed principally ot oils with an acid ant
the experiments wcro quite successful. I
1 was found at the Fort Worth stock yardi
that the dipping appeared to Injure the eye
of the cattle nnd It was deemed expedient ti
change the solution on this account. Fur
thcr experiments were continued at Rock
Tord , 111. , and according to all reports wcr
successful In a great measure. These ex
pcrtments are of great Interest to cattlcmci
ill over the west and complete resports o
.he work done will be rendered to the dele
gates assembled In convention today.
The meeting will bo opened by the presl
dent and after the reading ot the minute
of the last session papers on different topic
will bo read and discussed. First on th
program will como a paper by Dr. Charle
Cresswell , state veterinarian of Coloradc
who will speak on "Practical Suggestion
as to the Practical Suppression of Tubercu
s losls. " The discussion of this paper will b
led by Dr. C. P. Lovejoy , state veterinarla
Glanders and Its Suppression , Includtn
Experience with the Malleln Test , " will b
the topic of a paper offered by Dr. J. S !
'Wright , assistant etate veterinarian c
Illinois. A general discussion will folio-
the reading of this paper.
John Brydcn , chairman of the Kansa
Live Stock Sanitary commission , will spea
on "Tho Best Treatment for Cattle Affilcte
with Southern Fever. " The reading of thl
paper will also bo followed by a dlscussio
In which all members are expected to paij
"Tho Best Treatment for the Proventlo
of Blackleg" is the subject of a paper to b
submitted by Dr. Paul Fisher , state vet
erlnarlan of Kansas.
It Is expected that considerable time wl
be taken up In the discussion of the dlffei
ent papers , ns they will all treat on subject
In which stockmen are deeply Interested.
On Wednesday the National Llvo Stoc
Exchange will hold its annual convention c
the stock yards. Fully 100 delegates are cj
pccted and the local exchange 'will entei
tain the visitors In a suitable manner. O
Friday afternoon the South Omaha Llv
Stock Exchange will give an Informal dlnne
to" the delegates of the National Live Stoc
o Exchange at the dining room In the ne'
OF INTERESTJTO STOCKMEI
Executive Committee of the Natloni
Live Stock AxMOclatloii to Meet
Here oil AVednendny.
, s The oxecutlvo committee of the Nation
Llvo Stock association will meet at tl
exchange building , South Omaha , tome :
row morning at 10 o'clock. Among othi
matters which -will bo brought before tl
committee for conslderationwlll _ be the pn
Rram for the national convention , whlc
meets In Denver during the last week i
The committee has been asked by tl
stockmen of the west to take up the propi
sltlon to secure feed-ln-translt rates we
of the Missouri river , and It Is probab
that the board will take measures to li
duce the western states to pass a unlfor
bounty law In regard to the killing i
coyotes and wolves. It baa been cstlmatt
5 ; that In Colorado alone $750.000 worth
i sheep and calves are killed annually I
, _ these animals , and In Utah $800,000 wor
t of sheep alone are destroyed during tl
same period. A number of the westei
states have placed a bounty on the beai
of coyotes and wolves. Dut In others the
Is no such provision. The result Is th
they are killed In one state and cold In at
other. The stockmen believe that by tl
passing of a uniform bounty law a gre
deal ot the present loss of stock will 1
obviated and they Intend to bend all the
cflorts toward such an end.
Those of the committee who are alreai
In the city are : John W. Springer , preside ]
of the association , who owns a large rant
at Esteltne , Tex. ; Peter Jensen of Jansc
Neb. ; f. M. Stewart of South Dakota , R.
Judeon of Portland , Ore. ; T. W. Melvil
IJiiGktcim Arulcu Salve ,
THfi BEST SAL.VB In the world for Cut
Drulseg , Sores , Ulcers. Salt Ilheum , Kev
Sores , Tetter , Chapped Hands , Chilblain
Corns and all Skin Eruptions , and posltUe
cures Piles , or no pay required. It is gua
anteed to give perfect satisfaction or moil-
r fi > rdcd. Price 5 cents per box. For sa
ot by Kubn & Co.
BUSINESS IS SIMPLY GOOD
How the Bankers Account for the Marked
Increase in Clearings.
PROSPERITY HAS RETURNED TO OMAHA
AilinlnUtrnllnii mui riooil
Moro Thnii the IlxpOHltlnu
the llimlnofin la the
Yesterday , on the scale where Omaha's
commercial growth Is recorded , the bank
clearings touched the highest point they
have reached slnco 1892. They amounted to
1,411,079.14. Back In the boom days , six or
more years ago , clearings climbed to figures
orderng on the million nnd a half mark
o\cral times. On one occasion they even
cached n point slightly higher than that
t yesterday , but In all probabilities there
nn never been a week In the city's com
mercial history that sho.wcd such a rnatcrla
icreasu In clearings as the week ending
) ctober 8 and the present half fortnlgh
as started out ; even moro auspiciously thai
For the first eight business days of Go
ober the total clearings amounted to $10-
89,591.64 ; for the corresponding period one
car ago they wcro $8,267,973.73 , showing
, gain of $2,021,617.91. These figures Indl
ate the high water mark of commcrcla
rospcrlty and with the tide steadily rising
ho opinions of several prominent banker :
egardlug the causes contributing to bring
ng about the prosperous conditions will be
When questioned about the Increase o
hearings President J. H. Mlllard of the
Omaha National bank said : "The gain In
clearings Is , of course , duo to a larger
olumo of business nnd this commercla' '
growth Is brought about mainly by gooc
munlty's prosperity. " Replying to the ques-
Ittlo to do with It , possibly more than wo
rdlnarlly give It credit for , but good crops
play the most Important part In the com
munity's prosperity. "
Replying to the question , how much
f the present prosperity Is duo
o Mr. McKinley's administration , Mr
Mlllard said : "Oh , well , I am a rank re
publican and anything I would say abou
'hat would bo partisan views , but frankly
think a great deal Is duo to the McKlnle.
administration. Still the one great cause Is
he good condition of things throughout th
itate. I suppose that there has never been
BO much ready money In the state of Nebraska
braska as there Is at present. i mean
among the people. This Is duo to good
crops principally. Now , right In this con
nectlon there Is something I wish to saj
with regard to the price of state warrants
It has been asserted that good manage
ment on the part of the state treasurer 1
responsible for bringing the state warrants
up to par. We tried to buy n largo quan
tity of Iowa warrants the other day , thlnk-
ng they would sell at par , but they went at
prices considerably above. This goes to
show that there are need conditions In the
state. This Is the cause of warrants sell-
ng at par or above and not the good man
agement of officials. "
Ben B. Wood , vice president of the Mer
chants' National bank , said : "Clearings
have Increased because business has ! The
exposition has Increased business some , but
argo crops and harvests have done moro to
make business pick up. McKlnley's admln-
stratlon has had a little to do with It. I
am a democrat , but a McKinley man , and
we must give him credit for a little of the
prevailing good times , " ,
C. T. Kountze , assistant cashier of the
First National bank , salt ] ; "There aro/napy
people here to attend ihe exposition njnd
doubtless they help to swell the volume at
Business some , but times are becoming bet-
: cr ; we are picking up after the recent de
gression , commerce Is expanding and It Is
: he growth of trade , duo to good times
throughout the state , that makes tbe In
crease In clearings. "
It you want a fine extra dry sparkling
wine , drink Cook's Imperial , flavor unsur
passed , bouquet Unrivaled.
SECOND REGIMENT RETURNS
Hoyn Ilnck from Tlielr Furlough nml
, nently for the Urenn Pnrmlc
One thousand sunburned young men in
blue shirts and feggtns took possession ot
the barrack houses of Camp George D.
Melklejohu yesterday afternoon. The verbal
furloughs Issued thirty days ago expiredat
midnight and at reveille this morning each
man of the Second Nebraska must answer
to his namo. All the afternoon the Ames
avenue street car line was ladcned with re
turning soldiers and the road to the camp
was populous with groups of volunteers ,
the representatives of each town traveling
for the most part in company. The arrivals
were vnot all at , the post until rate , many
coming on midnight trains , six hours before
their appearance was necessary. As each
man appeared at the door of his company
quarters he me't with an ovation of an un
conventional but hearty nature. Many ot
them had parted with their comrades under
circumstances that made their reappear
ance on the Bceno extremely unlikely.
Former fever patients came across the
parade with bright eyes and a springing
step who had been lifted Into the hospital
train at Lytle , Ga. , in the utter weakness
of typhoid , and their reception was corre
spondingly cordial. A considerable number
of men are still unable 'to report for duty
and will be oarr&d on the roll's as sick In
The rolls of the sergeant major show an
incomplete record of the number of men at
the post , as few of them reported until this
morning in order to draw the full ration
allowance due them. It was evident from the
appearance of the company quarters and the
road leading to the camp , however , that the
full regimental number would be on hand
This morning the regular routine of ramp
life win be entered into from reveille to
taps. Tbo men will be assigned to police
and fatlguo duty in the regular manner and
the usual discipline will bo taken up until
tbo discharges are Issued. At130 ; o'clock
this afternoon a dress parade will be given
and the public will be given an opportunity
U > observe what thirty days of Nebraska
air and sunshine have done for the en
feebled men who came back from the south.
There is a great deal of enthusiasm In the
camp regarding the formation of a fourth
battalion for further service and no dlfllcutty
whatever will be found In obtaining the ro-
aulrcd number of men in case arrangements
can be made with the War deportment.
When the discharges are Issued It is ex
pected also that a number will enlist In the
regular army , though the Idea of a fourth
battalion Is much moro popular. Lieutenant
Moore of the Twenty-second Infantry hat
a recruiting office stationed at headquarter ;
and will make an effort to fill the depleted
ranks of his regiment when the soldiers are
once more private citizens. Sergeant Major
Turcot of 1he Second will at once enlist In
the regular army and will probably bo ap
pointed a recruiting sergeant under Lieu
Though no orders have been issued frore
headquarters it is expected that the regi
mental surgeons will begin the physical ex
amination of the men as eoon as their par
ttclpatlon In Jubilee week la over , Followlnf
this process the discharges will bo read )
for Issuance. These papers hive been \t \
preparation for several weeks and rcpresen
a labor of considerable magnitude. The rec
ord ol each man U kept from the time of hit
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enlistment , specifying possible promotions ,
delinquencies , etc. These accounts must bo
made out In five separate copies for submis
sion to different authorities.
The regiment Is looking forward with
considerable pleasure to the part It wlir
take In President's day. It will form
Wednesday morning nnd march to the
grounus. The details of the regiment's par
ticipation are being arranged by Coloner
Bills and the exposition management.
RALLY IN THE EIGHTH WARD
IlcpuliIlcniiN Turn Out In Force lo
Ilenr Mercer nml Some Others
Who Arc on the Ticket.
The Eighth Ward Tlcpubllcan club turned
out In good force last night In Sander's hall
at Twenty-fourth and Cumins to listen to
Congressman Dave Mercer , William I. Klor-
stcad and other candidates on the republican
ticket. As the speakers had been especially
Invited to address the club the usual business
the meeting given
ness was cut short and
over almost entirely to them.
Mr. Klerstead began by urging th'o Impor
tance of electing a United States senator
and the duty of the republicans of this dis
trict owed to themselves nnd to Omaha to
send Mr. Mercer back to congress. The ap
propriations Mr. Mercer had already secured
for this city In the matter of exposition
and other Important things furnished a good
reason why he should bo returned. Mr.
Mercer Is In harmony with Mr. McKlnley's
administration nnd in his three terms had
acquired an acquaintance with prominent
men which made him a valuable representa
tive to his constituents. Mr. Mercer's op
ponent would not he able to get anything
for this city because ho would be in oppo
sition to the republican majority. Referring
to sorao remarks made by Cahuncey Depew
while hero he observed that If Nebraska
would be redeemed from populism eastern
capital would find here a field for Invest
ment. His attention was called to some at
tacks which had been made upon himself
by a popocratlc newspaper , but he dismissed
them off-handedly by saying that so far hs
the poor farm debt charges were concerned ,
he , having been a claimant In the natural
course ot business investment , bad been ex
cused from voting on the county board's re
port and also from signing the appropriation
sheet. The paper mentioned had an animus
In attacking him In that it wanted a demo
cratic majority on the board. He read a
letter ot endorsement signed by the heads
of the county departments.
Mr. Mercer spoke in a very happy vein.
Ho rather feared , though , that there Is a
little too much overconfldence on the part of
the republicans in the present campaign.
The prosperous condition of the country and
the successful carrying on of the war and
Its glorious outcome under Mr. McKinley In
spired "Our Dave" with great enthusiasm.
There are no curbstone orators now , he re
marked , shouting for free silver ; the bank
clearances for Omaha for last week had been
$7,500,000 ; the bank deposits $5,000,000 moro
than two years ago and the merchants are
doing 50 per cent more business. Hundreds
of thousands of republicans who had been
allured after false gods In 1896 would vote
to sustain Mr. McKinley this year and not
say much about it. The son ot the late
Henry George , had oven repudiated
free silver and refused the free sil
ver democratic nomination in New York.
The democracy of only one state In the cast ,
Massachusetts , stood by it , and Massachu
setts democracy Is Insignificant. He quoted
from young George's letter ot declination to
show that Henry George himself had simply
tolerated the free silver theory. If Ne
braska should go republican 50 per cent
moro capital would bo invested here. Most
of Mr. Mercer's speech was devoted to eulo
gizing President McKinley , so soon to bo the
city's guest , nnd a review of the achieve
ments ot the war. The yellow Journals cntno
In for a severe denouncement for their un
called-for criticisms of the administration.
He believed Mr. McKlnloy's name would go
down In history alongside those pt Washing
ton and Lincoln. This week the city would
bo chock full of patriotism as the people
looked'upon the face of this noble roan.
Other speeches were made by Candidates
Miles D. Houck , Frank Burman , Joseph
Koutsky and Victor Walker. E. A. Blake
ot South Omaha also said a word for re
Captain John S. Wood asked who would
vote for Mr. Hitchcock after he had called
the old sa'diers "government paupers. "
Itcpuhllpiiii Ileiiiliiinrter .
The republican county committee has secured -
cured as headquarters the first floor of the
Patterson block on Seventeenth and Far-
nam streets. It has a largo floor space , suit
able for meetings ot the committee , or foi
a ward rally.
Chairman Burbank ot the committee ha :
gone to Missouri , where he will remain pos
sibly until Thursday.
Seventh Wnnt Cniicm.
Tbo rooms of the Seventh Ward Repub <
llcan club were cronded last evening b ]
voters ot the ward who met to select dele
gates to the convention that will nominal *
a candidate next Saturday for mcmbershli
on the school board. The proceedings ol thi
caucus wcro characterized throughout by
harmony and energetic action.
The delegates selected wcro : ! M. J. Ken-
nard , C. W. illaller. Daniel Coy , C. L. Chat-
fee , August Stonedahl , John Russell , John
Coatswortb , Edmund Onrtlett and John
POLICE COMMISSION MEETS
Severn ! CnNcn Come Un llefore the
Ilenly for ltd direful Con-
The Board of Fire nnd Police Commis
sioners , was engaged last night with the case
against Patrolman J. J. Donavan , wherein
he Is alleged to have torn up and converted
to his own use various sidewalk planks and
guards of washouts Jn the neighborhood of
his residence , Forty-sixth nnd Nicholas
streets. W. R. Izard , a neighbor , and others
testified that Donavan had such material
In his yard and had been seen conveying It
along the street on his way homo from I
work. Donavan testified that the only \
Planking of such description on his prem
ises was .that which had been given him by
Foreman Sweeney of the city grading de
partment , who also testified. Judgment was
deferred one week.
W. W. Cox offered a petition for $152
which was said to be rightfully his in the
Judgment of the directors of the Police
Benefit association. Cox's claim was en
dorsed by the directors after carcfur Investi
gation , but was not allowed by the former
board. The matter will bo further Investi
The sum of $500 granted to the family of
Patrolman M. Drummy , who recently died ,
made It necessary for the directors of the
Police Benefit association to request that
the amount of $1,000 recently put In the
hands of the city treasurer for time deposit
ha left In a more accessible form.
Further sums of $7 for incidental ex
penses of the patrolman's burial and of
$3.55 for draping the city Jail were allowed.
J. H. Savage was also granted $43 sick
j A number of firemen guilty of small de
linquencies appeared befbro the board for
discipline and with one exception pleaded
' guilty. Driver Norton nnd Assistant Driver
I Cuslck had gotten their breakfast hours
mlvd and both left the quarters for the
morning meal simultaneously , leaving the
truck at No. 3's house without a driver for
j forty minutes. Norton , who was considered
I mostly to blame , was fined five days of his
furlough and offs for thirty days , while
Cullck was fined simply five days of his
furlough. Mathew E. Gilbert , hose 10 , failed
to wake up on the tap ot the gong and was
fined thirty days offs. W. H. GalMgan , same
company , not only failed to woke up but
was Intoxicated as well and was given a
fine of bis offs for ninety days. James Slble ,
hook and ladder 2 , drove the wrong way on
several occasions on emerging from the
house at Twenty-fourth and Cumtng streets
and will lose five days of his annual fur
The following leaves were granted : Cap
tain M. J. Cuff. Lieutenant James Sullivan ,
Truckman Joseph Hoffman , Engineer James
Henderson , Driver John Tayror , flvo days ;
Patrolman A. H. Marshall , ten days.
Camel Driver IN Thrifty.
Manager Akoun of the Streets of All
Nations placed a roll of bills amounting to
$350 In a small drawer In his desk in his
private office last Friday. A short time
later some one stole the money. Akoun
ouspected a certain camel driver , but did
not have him arrested , but placed him
under surveillance. Sunday night this As
syrian , whose name is Abraham Shouee ,
and several others became Involved In a
fight nnd all were arrested. At the central
station , when ho "was1 searched , n roll of
bills amounting to $500 was found concealed
about his person. As the camel driver
draws but $15 a month from the Streets ot
All Nations company , Manger Akoun be
lieves the roll ot money Includes his $350.
Ho swore out a warrant charging Shouee
with robbery yesterday afternoon.
i Not Made Alone
\ for Woolens
of its value.
You need a
pure soap in
b e d t o o m.
Your face is
Soap is a
HV MAM * i VIISH MINK contalnlngnolnju.
USED HAD rlout Ingredients.
Primary , Secondary or Tertiary
BLOOD POISON permanently
Cured in 15 to 35 Days.
You ran b * treated at homo for snmo
price under same guaranty. If you
prefer to come here we will contract
to pay railroad fare and hotel bllli ,
and no dunce if we fall to cure.
taken mercury , Iodide potiish nnd still
have acbes and rnlnj , Mucous Patches1
in mouth , Sore Throat , Pimples , Cop
per Coloicd Spots , Ulcers on any part
of the body. Hair or Kyebrows falling
out , It ts this secondary
We ti Cure
We solicit the moit obstinate cat.es
and challenge the world for a case wo
cannot cure. This disease has always
battled the skill of the most mlnent
$500,000 capital behind our uncondi
tional guaranty. Absolute proofs sent
sealed on application. 100 , pngo book
Aililrcan COOK ItlCMEDY CO. , 14D1
Mn4onle Temple , Clilcairo , III.
rir t U'ctlc. AccoBtl Week.
| n "it.rtfltef. Cure In 15.torn. Never rctnrnt !
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For Rats , Mice , Roaches ,
IT'S A KILLER.
After rating , all vermin Met water and the open air.
Hence this killer Is the most cleanly on tarth.
For Sale by all Druirclits. Price , IS Cents.
HEWTON MANUFACTURING fi CHEMICAL CO , ,
9S William Street. New York.
Ity 1'ureIiiiNliiKT GnoilH ainilc lit tliu Vol *
luxliitt NebruMK-it Knctorlcm
OMAHA II1USW1NG ASHOCIATION.
Carload shipments made in our own re- ,
frlgerator cars. Blue Ribbon , Elite Export ,
Vienna Export and Family Export dellv-
ered to all parts ot the city.
OMAHA IIOIMJIl AVOU1CS.
JOIIII. . : , OWlinY , Prop.
Boilers. Tanks nnd Sheet Iron Work.
U. K. EI'IJMCTHH ,
KA < Hi : COIINICI3 WOUICS.
Manufacturer of Galvanized Iron Cornices
Galvanized Iron Skylights. Tin , Iron and
Slate Roofing. Agent for IClnnear's Steel
Celling. 108-10-12 North Eleventh street.
N. K. ( JII.MA.V.
Flour , Meal , Feed , Dron , 1013-15-17 North
17th street , Omaha , Neb. C. B. Black ,
Manager. Telephone C02.
DAVIS .t COWaiM. , IKON AVOUKH.
Iron mui IlriiMH l''ouintern.
Manufacturers and Jobbers of Machinery.
General repairing n specialty , 1H01 , 1&03
and 1C05 Jackion street , Omaha , Nob.
WOODMAN M. > Siii : ) OIK AVOUKH.
Manufacturers old process raw Unseed
oil , kettle boiled linseed oil , old process
ground Unseed cakes , ground and screened
( or druggists. OMAHA , NED.