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TJIE OMAIIA DAILT BEEi SATURDAY, APHFL 18. 1003.
THE flACRMAN ON 11IS ROUNDS
ffcuet of New York Lift Coming Under the
Viiicn of ft Smooth Jthtt. .
PCMANTlC RUNS AND AMUSING INCIDENTS
nitrides, I, anal In anal Lovers La4
Variety to RiliOirc anal Pat
tenet the Pars gsnootti
Work la m IMaeh.
A veteran, beckmaa of the great metrop
olis relating the experiences of the Dual
Beta for the New York Independent tells
a number of Interesting tatea Illustrating
tha variety of life that comet under the
observation of tbs driver. Some of them
are worth repeating.
A stout dark man took my carriage at
the Bridge entrance one evening about
three months ago, an told me to drive him
to Central Park. When we got up there he
stepped out an', walking up to tree, put
ft rope around a limb.
"What's this?" saya I.
"Oh." aays he, "I'm tired of llvln', an
I'm goln' to bang myself."
"Without pay In' your fare?" aays I.
"I have no money," aaye he.
"No fare, no suicide," aaye I; en' I took
the rope an' put the man In the carriage
ftn' drove him to ft police station. It turned
out that he was man of wealth, with
family trouble on his mind an he was
Coin' without payln' his fare. Burs there'o
all sorts of queer people in the world.
One night man stopped me In Park
Row an' told me to drive him to the house
of a big doctor up in Slxty-iecond street.
When we got to the door the man got out,
an' says he to me very quiet:
"I want you to wait fer me. I'm goln'
to kill this doctor, an' then we'll drive to
One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth street,
where there'e another doctor I must kill,
an' there are other after that."
sayt I: "Tea air. how long will you
want the carriage altogether, air?"
- "Maybe the reet of the night," saya he.
1 had the butt end of the whip in my
band, but he had hie hands In hie over
coat pockets, an' I knowed by the way they
bulged that he had a revolver in each of
"Would you please pay me my fare now,
air, till seven o'clock?" saya I. "After
even o'clock we'll mike a new deal."
"How much?" aaye he.
"It'll be thirteen dollars an' fifty cents,
He hunted through his pockets, an' the
most he had was a five-dollar bill.
Saya I: "With a gentleman like you, I'm
always wlllln' to give credit. Your, note'li
be as good as the money. Let me drive yon
to the hotel at the corner, an' you can make
out an L Q. sir."
He got in the carriage again an' I drove
Mm to the hotel, an' while he was wrltln
the I. O. U. I told the detectives on duty
an' they grabbed his arms aa be was goln
He was an escaped tunatio that the police
was huntln' for. He had two revolvera all
right an' a Hit of people that he was goln'
V . ' . , ft.,, . L m .
hvi t uvv-uouar diii, an me aocior
that he went after first give me ten dollars
the nest day when he heard the story. .
A couple of years ago, when I was drtvtn'
aiong Kiversiae at 4 o'clock In the mornln'.
a man -came out of aa areaway with a
black satchel in his hand an' signaled me.
Ho was a middle-sited man, with a dark!
mustache, an' I wondered what he waa
doln . at that nlaoa aa,- a ,H.h - I .
- r" i auv.u m taulty.
I drove him to the elevated railroad, an
when he went up la In I tipped a police
man, who ran up an' tipped ft guard on
the train that took him away. He got off
the train at Cortlandt etreet to go to Jersey
City an' was followed all the way till he
went Into a bouse. Then the house was
watched and a telephone was aent to the
police at Riverside. They inquired and
found that he was a burglar who had
robbed the Riverside place and got about
1T1 OftA niA,tl In l.a.l T . 1 1
jv-vi, i wa. an re
covered an' the- police were given great
credltf but the ownes of the Riverside house
. heard the rights of the story from mo an'
give me 1150.
One night, at I was standln' near tha
Metropolitan Opera house, a fine lookln'
young man in a dreee ault came out with
ft young lady, the handsomest I ever seen.
Ehe was dresaed in light ailks, an' had
one of them pink opera cloaks trimmed
with white awansdown. Oh, they were
bang-up swelle. The young man calls me,
an' I got down an' opened the earrlage
door an' they got in.
"Prlve to the houaa oi the neareat
Protestant minister," says the young' man,
an' he hands me a $10 bill.
' Just as ws got away there waa a veil
from the aldewalk, an' I aeen an old gent
an' an old lady makln' elgns to atop. There
was a tangle la front, but I got through It
an' whipped up, the horses. When I turned
into a side street I made thing spin, aa'
I could hear gallopln' behind me.
I put the whip on my horses fer all I
waa worth, an' they flew along fast. I
turned , the block an' then flew along an'
made another turn an' then another. Then
I etopa dead an' jumps down in a hurry.
openln' the carriage door.
"Out you go. quick!" saya I, "run down
In that areaway an' hide close; I'll drive
They tumbled out an' ran to the ehelter,
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'f i J IL E'
ORE ATTRACTIVE THAN
ever In its new form, Tbe
Illustrated Dee will b- found
aa ever well in advance of Its com
petitors. By enlarging the paper to
double its former size, It Is possible
to add to Its features, and to make
It more than ever a magazine. Six
teen pages Instead of eight will be
printed each week, and while the
apace for illustration will not be re
duced, the amount of reading matter
will be greatly increased. In the
forthcoming number the fact of thts
change will be apparent. In the
meantime there haa been no relax
ation in the endeavor to keep the pa
per up to its high standard of artiatle
and literary excellence.
SPECIAL ARTICLES WITH IL
LUSTRATIONS in the forth
coming number are "Frank E. Moores
The Poor Man's Mayor;" "The
Woman Station Agent," "Nature
Study In the Omaha School, " "Scenes
at the Republican Primary," "Germ
any's Shipping and Ship Building,"
"Story of a Vat Mohammedan Plot,"
"The Now Ireland," "Heroea of the
Water Front," "King Edward a Royal
Sportsman," "Neweat Things In Wo
man's World of Fashion," "Business
Venture of One Mra. Vanderbllt,"
"Flower o' the Corn," and a short
complete atory, "Huckleback, the
House-mover." In addition will be
found all the regular departments of
the paper, the crisp chatty comment,
the latest personal anecdotes and
gosalp, and a lot of good little stor
lee with more than the usual amount
of selected miscellany. Plcturee of
Frank B. Moorea, E. E. Howell and
B. A. Benaon, the candidates for
mayor will be found In the number,
' and a host of other, all made from
photographs taken for The Illustrated
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he hold In' her hand an' helpln' along.
jumps on the box again an' drove on like
a shot. Tha other carriage was close up
to me, but I got to Broadway before they
could head me off, an' the police there
stopped us both for fast drivln'.
Fast drtvln'?" says I, "who wouldn't
with lunatics after him!"
We was all taken to the police station,
the old, gent fairly, foamln' at the mouth
with rage, because I would not tell him
where hie daughter an' the young man had
gone. I pretended I didn't understand him.
It turned out all right. The old gent
wae very rich, an he naa. retueea tnis
young man an' told him to keep away from
hie daughter; an' the young folks had been
watched, so that they had to make a break
right In the middle of the opera.
The young man was all right an the
whole thing blew over, tor they was mar
ried that night, bavin' got another car
riage aa' found a minlater after the old
gent waa out of the way.
I have ft regular standin order to take
em on drives now, an' the old gent himself
give me (50 to show there was no hard
NINE NATIONAL CAPITALS
Places Where the Coaatry's Congress
at Before Washington
How many readera could tell offhand the
number of national capitals this country's
congress has sat In and give tbe names
Not many, probably. Well, there have been
nine of them Washington, D. C; Baltl
more and Annapolis, in Maryland; Trenton
and Princeton, in New Jersey; rhlladel
phla, Lancaster and York, in Pennsylvania
and New Tork City. The first session of
the continental congress was held In Car
penter's hall, Philadelphia, September
1774. Thereafter the American congrea
waa tor a long time aometbing like the Phil
ippine congreaa, while tbe latter was dodg
ing American troop and for much the
came reason. Fearing to remain in Phil
adelphia after the defeat on Long Island,
congress went to Baltimore snd voted
George Washington dictatorial power for
alx month. Congress returned to Phil
adelphia two montha later, February IT,
177T. Lancaster and York got their sua
sions after the defeat in Brandywlne, con
greaa again retreating. Nine monthe the
lawmakers remained In York; the newe of
Burgoyne's aurrender waa received there.
Then elx montha In New York and an
other term In Philadelphia. Menaced by
unpaid troops congress went over to New
Jersey.' Sessions were held In Princeton
college library. Annapolla next, where
General Waahlngton resigned hla commis
sion. Trenton had a trial then, with Henry
Lee a president. Here Lafayette took
leave of hie American allies. National
Her Last Words
"Yeas," said the sad-eyed waiter, "she
haa gone away. I don't think anybody will
mlsa her much more than I do. She had
the aweeteat voice I ever heard and It
never aounded aweeter than It did the last
time ehe addreaaed me."
He paused and ths head waiter eyed him
j "What did aha say?" he Inquired.
"8he aald. 'Keep the change.' Cleve
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SOME GRIZZLIES 11E HAS MET
Former Meeting;! Between President Boots
Telt and the Terror of Yellowstone."
SHALL OLD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT?
Toll Tales of straggles nnd Trlnasohs
Reeorsed la too "Haa tie a;
Trlpa of Ranen
aa." When President Rooeve!t disappeared
Into the wilds of Yellowstone it waa to re
new acqualntancea with an ancient friend
of his, whom he has Celebrated in much
Interesting biography as "Old Ephralm."
Old Ephralm la also known as ursus ferox,
and It la aald on the beet ectentlflo author
ity that "he le tbe most ferocloue animal
in North America, often measuring more
than nine feet In length, with claws on hie
forefeet more than six inches long."
As It le not convenient, as a rule, to be
photographed in the vicinity of Old
Ephralm, all snspshot artiste have been
omitted from the presidential party, and
ao many other precautions to insure strict
privacy have been taken, that It la possible
to follow what may be happening only by
finding authoritatively .what haa happened
under the like circumstances already that
la, by reading the presldent'e own accounts
of his adventures with tbe grizzly bears he
has hunted already.
These accounts make up the moet inter
esting Information obtainable of the habits
of the "grizzly," aa he haa been changed
by a century of civilization. According to
President Roosevelt's account, aa given In
"Hunting Trlpa of a Ranchman" and else
where, this change of character Is marked.
'The griazly bear," he writes, "undoubtedly
comes in the category of dangeroue game,
and la perhaps the only animal In the
United Statea that can fairly be eo placed,
unless we count the few jaguars found
north of the Rio Grande. But the danger
of hunting the grizzly haa been greatly ex
aggerated, and the epcrt is certainly very
much aafer than it was at the beginning of
Ability of Bear.
This change, the president thinks. Is due
to the ability of the bear to recognize the
meaning of the improvement in flrearme,
including the difference between a modern
repeating rile, carrying an ounce ball, and
the ancient muzzle-loading rifle, carrying ft
ball the size nf a pea. A ball of that size
located between the eyes of the bear from
distance of sixty paces waa as effective
In ite time as half a dozen shots from a
modern magazine rifle, but If It did not
enter between the eyes it amounted merely
to an Insult. Insulted by such a ball In
any other place than the brain, back of
the eyee or tbe top of the heart, the gTlzzly
expressed his sense of dignity by 1mm
dlately closing in and matching his six-inch
claws in shoulder blows from the right and
left against the single hunting knife which
was all the man w'ti the muzzle-loading
pea rifle had to rely on after his single
shot As for shooting the bear through the
tip of the heart inatead of the top, the
president found by experiment that this
was Interpreted merely as an Insult, even
when the ball came from his own repeating
rifle. A bear he had shot, first through
the tip of the heart and again through the
body, continued to advance, reached him as
he waa reloading his exhausted magastne,
struck at him in charging, and only dropped
in the death agony on attempting to turn
and renew the charge. In spite of such
traits as this, however, still observable in
the grizzly, he Is, In Mr., Roosevelt's opin
ion, fully aware when he eees a man with
a repeating rifle that the beat thing to do
Is to leave the vicinity as soon at posstble.
When, after the triangular campaign (or
the mayoralty of New Tork City,' in which
he had Henry George tor an opponent, Mr.
Roosevelt went west to the Bad Lands and
the wilds of the Little Missouri, he set his
heart on a cloae acquaintance with the
grizzly bear, as the climax of the life of
what wae then aometlmea called on Park
Row. New York, the "Rowdy Weat." That
"keenest of sportsmen and truest of
friend," his brother. Billot Roosevelt, to
whom he dedicates his hunting storlee, had
told him etorles of adventures with tigert
in India which made the acquaintance of
any American game of lees reputation than
the grizzly bear eeem commonplace. Bo,
though he killed grouse, ' wild turkeys.
mountain ebeep, black-tailed deer and, at
last, elk In such abundance that the hearts
of many sportsmen might have been satis
fled, Mr. Roosevelt'e mind waa atlll set on
the urtut ferox, the American grizzly, of
whom, under his Bad Lands name of "Old
Ephralm," the hunters and cowboys of the
Little Mlaaourl told him anecdotes enough
to make a ten-volume set of de luxe
limited edition, with etchlnge by Frost.
They did not know that Mr. Roosevelt's
mind at the time waa pasting through Itt
period of higher literary and historical
criticism, as a result of which, by the
comparative method, he eliminated 96 per
oent of the subject matter of these anec
dotes and held the remaining 6 per cent
under, advlaement without accepting It as
Wat They Will Fig at.
Still before his oero actual acquaintance
with the grizzly began, Mr. Rooaevelt had
accumulated authentlo material for a relia
ble character sketch. In summing up for
this purpose, he saya that "ft grizzly will
only light If wounded, or, at leaet, If he
thinks himself cornered." In that event,
the animal will now do through tear what
In tbe case of the Indians or the first
hunters he did through hunger or ferocity
will turn and hunt the hunter. Otherwise,
seeing the approach of the hunter, the
most ferocious of modern grizzlies will
Imitate the inoffensive, awkward, pitiful
bean of the Yazoo bottoraa which shamble
on at fast at possible when they tee a
negro boy with a shotgun ot the make of
1866. Still the grizzly makea exceptlone to
hla modern rule, and Mr. Rooaevelt has
known personally of several ot these ex
ceptlone. A friend of his, -a California
ranchman, missed ft sheep from his ranch
and found bear tracka which accounted for
tbe loaa. With several of his men, he fol
lowed the trail until It led to ft mountain
cleft, where tbe bear was cornered with no
wsy out. The animal then turned and
charged direct for the hunters, attacking
one ot them who wae on horseback and
pulling him from his horae. The grip of tbe
bear's Jawa on the man's arm "broke it
like a plpeatem," and It was only after a
desperate fight that the man wat reecued.
The bear made repeated chargea and "at
one time drove every one ot hit aaaallanta
from the field," but they returned and thalr
Improved flrearme proved too much for the
range of hi six-Inch clawa.
Only two casee had come to Mr. Roose
velt' personal knowledge of actual homi
cide by tbe grizzly acting in aelf-defente.
In the first, a hunter at the foot of the Big
horn mountain chaaed and finally wounded
tbe bear, which, on feeling Itself wounded.
turned and charged. The hunter fired and
missed. The bear cloaed In aa another of
the kind did with Mr. Rooeevelt under elm-
liar clrcumatancee. Mr. Rooaevelt, bo
ever, aprang aalde as ths bear etruck from
the shoulder, but this unfortunate hunter
caught the full force of the blow. It waa
only a alngle blow, the first and last ths
bear had atrength to deliver after being
wounded, "yet that one blow, given with
all the strength of Its thick. Immensely
muacular forearm, armed with nalle aa
I iron ee se many booked steel aplXMt tort
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This is of interest to the short pants wearers of
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They are plain and fancy mixtures, in double breasted and Norfolk styles. What they
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out the man's collar bone and broke three
or four rlbe. He never recovered from the
shock and died that night. .
Iteoal Caaa of Homicide.
The second authentlo case of homicide
by Old Ephralm which came to Mr. Roose
velt's personal knowledge "occurred to a
neighbor who had a ranch on the Little
Missouri." This neighbor, with eeveral
companions, one of them a German, wat
prospecting near the headwaters of the
Little Missouri, when suddenly the German
stumbled on tbe lair of a grlztly, probably
asleep. If awakened, the bear wae still
so fully awake In an Instant that the In
truder had no time to fire hit rifle. Hit
compantoni, hearing hit cry, and the roar
of tbe bear, turned juat In time to see him
atruck "a terrible blow on the head, the
clawa of the great brute ehatterlng hit
skull like an eggshell." The bear left hla
fallen foe to charge the living and fell
only after numeroua ehott from their re
In addition to these-cases from hit "per
tonal knowledge" Mr. Roosevelt knows ot
one other authentlo case of homicide by
a gristly with modern habits. It wat re
ported to him by the army turgeon who
wat called to attend after the fight of two
eoldlert detailed as mail carriers from Fort
Wlngate. When the men were missed and
searched for they were found In the bush,
one dead and the other dying. The dying
man told the surgeon that they had seen a
grizzly and pursued It on horseback with
their Spencer rifles. Closing with it, one
of them fired Into Ite tide. The bear turned
to bay, and with one blow atruck down
both horte and rider, "inflicting a ghattly
wound on the man," whose companion at
once dismounted and came to the reacue.
The bear then turned on hit new assailant,
struck him down, threw itself on him and
"deliberately bit him to death, while hit
groant and crlet were frightful to hear,
When euro of the death ot He victim It
turned and walked into the bushes "with
out again ottering to molest the already j
mortally wounded victim of Hi first as
His First Grlaaly.
With auch authentlo information aa tbit
In hit potsetslon Mr. Roosevelt wat nat
urally more than usually Interested when
with hla foreman, Merrlfleld, he atarted out
to bring home hla first grizzly. The search
waa long, but at laat he heard a thout, "the
familiar ho-koh-h-h of the cattlemen,"
hlch meant that Merrlfleld bad found a
bear. To Mr. Rooaevelt'a disgust it turned
out to be merely a black ear, which Mer
rlfleld had already killed and strapped tt
his saddle. That evening Mr. Rooaevelt
killed a bull elk, and next day traces of
grltzllet were teen all around the carcass,
aa well as around the place where the black
bear had been killed. They followed out
of a forest of pine Into a ravine which
eloped to the Big Horn river, and finally
found the long-hoped-for grizzly, "not ten
eteps off, slowly rising from his bed among
the young spruces." Merrlfleld, who wat
In advance, dropped on one knee, "his face
fairly aflame with excitement," but still
evidently too aelf-possessed to take the
long-eoveted first tbot from Mr. Rooaevelt,
who "strode paat with rifle at a ready.
The bear had aeen them, but waa evidently
alow In making up hit mind what their In
tentlona were, for. after rearing up In an
attitude ot defense, he dropped once more
on all foure. As the animal aank down Mr
Rooeevelt raised hla rifle, and, "aeelng the
top ot the white bead, fairly between the
small, glittering evil eyes," pulled the
trigger. The bear half roae and then
dropped in the death throe, "the ball hav
Ing gone Into hie brain, striking aa fairly
between the eyee as If the distance had
been measured by a carpenter's rule."
Mr. Rooeevelt recalls In auch connections
aa thla the old Norse maxim that any sword
la Loaf enough tor men who dote la quickly
es7 n n an j
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enough. He Is of the opinion that the se
cret ot good marksmanship In hunting bears
it to get close to the bear.
Ova In Twenty Seconds.
Tola "whole thing waa over In twenty
seconds." MorrlCeld ezprested regret that
the bear had not been allowed time for at
leaat one Inning. "I did not at all ahare
hie feelings," writet Mr. Rooaevelt, but
at on thla trip they killed five grizzlies
with only seven bullets, the time came
when courtesy seems to have required
that Merrlfleld ahould have the first shot.
The bear In thle case wae "an old male
which waa feeding on an elk carcass."
They crept up to within tlzty feet and
Merrlfleld whispered gleefully, "I'll break
hit leg and tee what he'll do." At Mr.
Roosevelt's veto, based on objections to
being left within sixty feet of a three
legged bear, waa emphatic, Merrlfleld, with
"rather an Injured air," tired, ttrlklng the
animal lust back of the head. The ball
went through the neck, Inflicting a mortal
wound, but before dying the animal "aelzed
hit own left wrist In hit teeth and bit
through It, completely separating the bonee
of tbe paw and arm."
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FAMOUS CIVIL WAR DISASTER
Projected Annual Meeting; of tha Isr.
vlvora of the Bnltana
The sunrlvors of the Sultana disaster are
to meat ihls year In Eaat Tennessee. Four
tlmea at many men went down with
Hultana In the MlesissloDt river at went
down with Maine In Havana harbor, and clr-
cumstancea made the destruction of Bultana
almost aa distressing to the nation as wat
tha lost of Maine.
In April. 1864. 4,000 Union eoldlert re
leaaed from rebel prisons on parole were
concentrated In camps near Vlcksburg for
transnortatlon northward to Camp Chase,
where they were to await their exenange.
The eoldlere. mainly from Illinois ana Ten
nessee, but Including many men from Ohio
and Indiana, were eager to get home, and
the officers at Vlcksburg hurried them
northward aa fast at tranaportatlon could
The tteamer Henry Amee carried 1.(00 to
Cairo and Olive Branch too more
Sultana wae the next tteamer available and
when it came up from New Orleana April
28. with 250 cabin paasengers and 250 hogs
heads of sugar, all tbe remaining prisonere
were ordered on board, the officer giving
tha order believing there were not more
than 1.000 men to go. When the three de
tachmentt marched In from camp they mut
tered 1,866 officers and men and all crowded
on the boat.
Bultana reached Memphis In tafety, die-
charged two-thlrde of Itt cabin passen
gers, unloaded lta cargo of sugar, and
proceeded northward. When near Cat
Island at 1 o'clock on the morning of April
17. the boilers exploded. Of tbe 1,866 offi
cers and soldiers only 765 were rescued,
and 1,101, Including nineteen omcert, were
loat. Of the cabin paesengert and crew 137
The accident occurred were the river wat
fifteen miles wide and the work of rescue
by the gunboats and the eoldlert at Fort
Pickering waa attended with the greatest
difficulty. Even those who were saved tut
fered greatly and a full regiment of brave
soldiers who had fought In most of the bat
tlea In tbe weat and who, Juat releaaed from
rebel prlaona, were looking forward to their
reception at home went down to death.
There te nothing more pathetic In the
ttory ot the Union army than tbe dettruo
PROPOSALS FOR THREE BUILDINGS
Department of the Interior, Office of In
dlan Affairs, Washington. D. C. April .
1803. Sealed proposals, endoraed Proposals
for Buildings, landreau, o. u., and aa'
dressed to the Commissioner of Indian Af
fairs, Washington, li. C, will be received
t the Indian Office until two o clock p. m.
f Wednesday. May . 1903. for furnishing
tha necessary materials and labor required
to construct and complete at the Flandreau
Indian Hcnool, B. u., one Dricic warenouae
and office, with DlumbtnK and steam heat:
one brick shop and one frame laundry, with
plumbing and electric iignc, in strict ac
cordance with plana, specifications and In
structions to bidders which may be exam
ined at this office the offices of the "Im
provement Bulletin." Minneapolis, Minn.;
ne "Argus-ueaaer, dioui r un, a. u., mi
Pioneer Press," St. Paul, Minn.; the
Bee. Omaha. Neb.; the "Builders ana
Traders' Exchanges" at Omaha, Neb., Mil
waukee, Wis., and St. Paul. Minn.; the
Northwestern Manufacturers Associa
tion," St. Paul, Minn.; the U. B. Indian
Warehouees at No. 266 So. Canal St.,
Chicago, 111.; No. 815 Howard St.,
omana, jncd., ana io. uv-izi woosier du.
New York City, and at the school. For fur
rier Information apply to cnaa. jr. reirca.
Superintendent Indian School. Flandrau, 8.
A. u. lonner, jicung LommiMioner.
A- U W 14 18 il 23 26 18
OFFICB OF THE CONSTRUCTING!
Quartermaster, 621 Dooly Building, Salt
Lake City, Utah, April 16th, 190J. Sealed
proposals, in triplicate, win oe reeeivea
here until 11:00 a. m.. standard time. May
4th, 19u3, and then opened for the plumbing.
heating, gas piping ana eiecina wiring ot
two double cavalry barracks to be ereoted
at Fort Douglas, Utah. Information and
hlnnk forma of proposals furnished on ap
plication to this office. Plana and specifica
tions may or seen nn. umira diui rv
aervea the right to aooept or reject any or
II proposals, or any part tnereot. n.n
elopes containing proposals to be marked.
Proposals for publlo buildings," and ad
dressed to CAPTAIN SAMUEL V. HAM,
PROPOSALS FOR SUBSISTENCE
RTORE9 Office Purchaalna Commissary.
U. B. Army, Uraana md., April is, luus.
Sealed proposals. suD)ct to tne usual con
be received at thla office until
m., April 23, IMa. at which time
lay will be publicly opened for
furnishing subsistence storee as iouows
. ) n . .a nnrr.. .11... r.nn.jl mnnnm
etc. Preference win De given to articles or
domestic production. Blank proposals and
specifications can Dm omainea at mis omce.
W. H. BEAN, Purchasing Commissary.
tlon of Bultana. No battle of the war
seemed to horrible to the people of the
north at thlt needleet killing ot 1,100 men.
There waa mourning throughout Illinois and
East Tennessee. There was Indignation
throughout the north.
Investigations were made by the officers
In command and by congress and the re
ports are on file in the War department.
But the storlee told by the suvlvors, ths
storlee told of men whoee hopee were high
one day, although they were crowded on a
boat like abeep In a elaughter pen, and who
the next day lay dead at the bottom of the
Mississippi river, have always had greater
Interest to the people of the country than
Fully ont-half of the 750 men who were
reecued on the morning of April 27. 1864,
have died in the last thirty yeart. Tbe sur
vivors are going. April 28, to Blount
county, Tenn., to meet thoee of their num
ber still living In Eatt Tenneaaee and to
comfort the families ot those who went
down with Bultana. Chicago Inter Ocean.
A Proposteroas Proposition.
"Come, now, Maud," said Mr. Apeslegh,
"we've got to buy tickets for thts concert,
you know. It'e for charity."
"But you tsld you hated concerts of thlt
"I do. Still, when their purpose It a
noble one like thle I feel that we ought to
"Why not give the money the tlckett
would eoat to tome Institution that
"What! I haven't got any money to toat
to ths wind Just for ths purpose of eeetng
the stuff flutter, eoofound It." Chicago
A Special in Men's
Underwear at 45c
Men't unbleached middle weight bal
brlggan underwear, ahlrtt with eatln
Men't unbleached middle weight
are faced with silk, with pearl but
tons juat the right weight for thle
season ot the year
A Special Value at 45c
PROPOSALS FOR INDIAN HtTPPi.Tira
Department of the Interior, Office of Indian
Affairs, Washington, D. C, March 4. 1903.
Sealed proposals. Indorsed "Proposals for
beef, flour, etc.." aa the case mav be. and
directed to the Commissioner ot Indian At-
tairs, zeo-ztri oouin canal street Chicago,
111., will be received until 1 o'clock n. m.. of
Tuesday. April 21, 19u3, for furnishing for
the Indian service, beef, flour, bacon, beuia,
coffee, sugar, rice, lea and other articles
of eubelstence; also for boots and shoes,
groceries, soap, baking powder, crockery,
agricultural Implements, paints, oils, glass.
UDwtrt, wKKuua, imrncaa, teatner, snoe
dlery, etc., hardware, school
and medical supplies, and a long list ot
no. a ii
indorsed "Proposals for blankets,
and cotton goods, clothing, etc.," aa the
tloner of Indian Affaire, Noe. 118-121 Wooster
street, new tortt city, win be received
until i o cioca p. m., oi Tuesday. May 19.
1903. for furnishing tor the Indian aarvloa
blankets, woolen and cotton goods clothing.
notiona, nata ana caps, til as must be made
out on government blanks. Schedules giving
an necessary unormmion xor Didders will
be furnished on application to the Indian
Office. Washington. D. C; the U. B. Indian
warehouees, 118-111 Wooster street. New
York City; 266-267 South Canal street. Chi
cago, 111.; 816 Howard trtt, Omaha, Neb.;
603 Boutn beventi street, Ht. ixiuls Mo.;
the Commissaries of Subsistence, U. S. A.,
at Cheyenne, Wyo.. and St. Paul. Mlnn.t
tbe Quartermaster. U. S. A.. Seattle, Wash.;
the poatmasiare at bioux city, Tuscon,
Portland Spokane and Tacoma, and the
Manufacturers' and Producers' Association
of California, San Francisco, Cal. Bids will
be opened at the hour and days abovu
stated, and bidders are Invited to be present
at the opening. The Department ivsarvea
the right te determine the point of delivery
and to reject any and all bids, or any part
at any bid. W. A, JONES, Commissioner.
PROPOSALS FOR INDIAN STTPPLIe's.
Department of the Interior, Office of In
dian Affaire, Washington, D. C, March 4,
lJ.i. Sealed proposals. Indorsed "Pro
posals for blankets, woolen and co.ton
goods, clothing, etc.," as the case may be,
and directed to the Commlraloner of India i
Affaire, Noe. 119-121 Wooster street, N.
York City, will be received until 1 o'clock
p. m., of Tuesday, May IS, 19U8, for furn sh
in g for the Indian service, blankets, wools i
and cotton goods, clothing, notions, hats
snd caps. Bids must be made out cn gov
ernment blank. Schedules giving all neces
sary Information for Didders will be fur
nished on application to ths Indian Office,
Washington. D. C; the U. 8. Indian ware
houses, 119-121 Wooster street. New Yortc
City; 265-247 South Canal street, Chicago,
111.; 815 Howard street, Omaha, Neb.; to.'
South Seventh street, St. Louis, Mo.; tno
Commissaries of Subsistence, U. 8. A., at
Cheyenne, Wyo., and St. Paul, Minn.; th
quartermaster, U. 8. A., Seattle, Wash.; th
fiostmasters at Sioux City, Tuo.-on, Purt
and, tipoknne and Tacoma, and tlu Manu
facturers' and Producers' association of
California, Ban Francisco. Cal. Bids will
be ocened at the hour arid days abova
stated, and bidders are invited to be pres
ent at tne opening, ir.e Department re
serves tbe right to determine ih point of
oeiivery sou to reject stny ana an Diaa, o
any part oi any bid
W. A. JONES, oom-
PROPOSALS FOR FIVE BUILDINGS.
ETC. Department of the Interior, Office ot
Indian Affairs. Washington, D. C April 1.
Ivu3. Sealed proposals, endorsed "Proposals
for buildings, etc., Itapld City, 8. D., and
addressed to the Commissioner of Indian
Affairs, Waahlngton. D. C. will be re
ceived at the Indian Office until 3 o'clock
p. m. of Friday, May 1, lau3. for furnishing
ind delivering ths necessary materials and
abor required to construct and complete a
frame employes' quarters, frame addition
to laundry and a brick employee' quarters,
all with plumbing and acetylene gas piping;
also an addition to a brick dormitory, with
plumbing and gasoline gas piping, and a
frame acetylene gas house, with plumbing
and beat and a quantity of gas fixtures,
all at the Rapid City School, South Da
kota, in strict accordance with plans,
specifications snd instructions to bidders,
which may be examined at thla o.Tlce, ths
officea of the "Improvement liullutln."
Minneapolis, Minn.: the "Pioneer-Times."
Dead wood, 8. 1).; "The Bee." Omaha Neu.
the "Pioneer Press," St. Paul. Minn.; the
Builders' and Traders' exchangee at Omaha,
Neb.. Milwaukee, Wis., and Ut. Paul. Minn.;
the Northwestern Manufacturers' associa
tion. St. Paul. Minn.; the U. 8. Indian
warehouaea at 2M6 8. Canal St., Chicago,
tl& Howard St., Omaha. Neb., and 119-121
Wooster at.. New York City and at the
school. For further information apply to
Bam B. Davis, Supt. U. 8. Indian School,
Rapid City, 8. D. A- C. Tontier Acting
, UuauzOsaloner. A-7---U-14-ii-lA-U-Ji-i6.
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