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TUB OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1906.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
on vuuucu rant Bfwir uraiDtne
to Iu Third BetiiB(.
FlNM. ACTION tO.Ei TAKtN tONIGHT
Report IHa t Fir and Pallre Hoard
Was Meel nod nrlff the I. Id
I loaed Down naadny Pre
to Re a ( ra,
The ity itiihvil met In adjourned fw'nn
At the council chsmbef at t p. m. yesterday
and dispensed with alt other business, pp..
eedlny at unco to tnke up the three new
.tnllimnces. Nm. t.Ml. 1.MI and 1.44a. On
a motion hy W. It. Ariklns, president of he
hoard, . all thro' of the ordinance". Were
placed on wh'owI reading. - The ordinance
are, )n order, Vh emergency ordinance, pro
viding for ttfKspevtaJ.rlectlnn. on the tte
of. tEm.PB lOnd a decided by the mass,
meeting and reewmmended by the clllzofa'
committee f rlghleeu; second, the rODtrnct
ordinance aetanrlcmg the cMy to make .1
cvMraot with the Vtilon Stock Tarda conl
peiiy. afhr th. rn.itnrr of the public agree,
men In the ni-ii meeting: third, art
irdinan repealing; the- (umuir net to roar
ulstv th rnsfer system within the limits
Th cntnloll then adjourned tn meet at I
p. nr. tonight, when tt la expected the or
dinances will ronelvs their Timil rrsdlttg md
hi fared. 'Tt I undTstortd that the dots
of- the apeclal election will be February 13.
- Mar rta4l4atf File-.
The following; candidate filed for office
yesterday:" Thomas T. O'Connor, demo
crat. Mod for' tli 'office of tax Fnmmli
aioncr; Kred Johnson, democrat, of the RV
nd ward, filed for councilman: John V.
Clsssa, republican, filed for councilman In
the Third Ward; August Miller, republican,
filed for councilman In the Fourth ward.
Hat .takes start Fir.
The fire department made a brisk run
yeeterdsy morning to the residence at John
Klllott, Twenty-Eighth And B streets. Tlie
Are wss ceased by tome hot aahea being
thrown put near the building. The tight
wind seemed to have fanned the embers
until they livened up and communicated th
flame to the building. The losswas about
line. " -
Dt of Old Resident.
The death of Mrs. Mary Hess, 2M Srtuth
Twenty-fourth street, occurred laat Mon
day night ' She was 68 years old and had
been living with her son. Frank Hess, alnce
the death of her husband. John Hess. She
had been a resident oC Bouth Omaha for
the past twenty years. The family Is well
known and has figured as one of the pioneer
families of the city. The funeral will be
from the residence Thursday afternoon a?.
She will be buried In Laurel HiU cemetery.
Rev. R. U.Wheeler of the First Presby
terian church will preach the funeral ser
mon. , '"" !
Robbed y Roosaasate.
James T.'Eatep reported last night that
hit roommate. Bin Btuart. had disappeared
from the McGucken lodging house on Q
street yesterday, , taking with him a suit
case containing; sUH of clothes, an over
coat and a ftauT of shoes, along with other
articles, atl of which were the property, dt
Eaten. Ha valued the contents of the suit
case at $30. Lp to the laat accounts no trace
had beea d'Soovered of the (hissing Btuart.
Via Meeting af Pollee Beard. '
It was reported last r'eht that there was
to have bean a meeting of the Board of
fire and Police commissioners in the city
hall, and that a delegation Of prominent
Bouth Omaha citizens would be present to
lobby against the application of the "lid", in
this city, v J!- .was understood .;." rnmbr
of. a number of ihe . beet . known business
firms would ba present with argument In
favor of open saloons during Sunday, . The
meeting and the delegation both failed to
put In an appearance, and ft Is said that
so far 'as the Board of Fire and Police
commissioners Is concerned It had not in
tended to have any meeting at all.
Yoetbfol Coasts Retaras Home.
A brother of Miss EfTJe Morton of Cheney,
KeV. who was forced to pass the night of
.Monday In the city Jail, together with her
youthful' lover, arrived In this city early
"resterday morning. With the brother was
the constable Of Cheney, who took charge
af the runaway pair. It was learned that
the parents of both families had no serious
objections to the match, but that they de
sired that the couple wait untn they were
alder. The whole party returned to Cheney
oa the first train. The. tittle girl waa tired,
although she slept part of the night seated
in the rocking chair of the jail office. Pert
of the glamor of the romance had worn aft
and she said she was willing to go home
again, as the cltV jail waa a chapter she
had not counted on. 1 X
Magda City Cassia.
Interest on all city warrants stops today
Thomas Qlllia was arrested yesterday. for
ueing a suspicious character.
T. B. Mcpherson returned Sunday from
a business trip to the western part of the
The Ladles' Catholic Order of Foresters
gave a dance last night at the Workmen
lenipsa. . , -
' Oeore-e ftchlenker was sentenced to four
day on the rock pllo for Intoxication and
vtrmncJr . . .......
Tha first annual hall of the Kebrmjkii
Telephone Joaja-vuira. a ill be given toitiaiit
at the vt orknu-n temple,
li'ss May McCsmly, who has been vlait
n GTOPthk PAirj or
Nauralgla, Selatlaa and Lumbal
with K.LIM.I-N A.TUM.
Between pains tsit C4JM4-NO to clsarth
Blood of rheumatic poisons, to restore th
ciiruUtioo, and to txssant recurrence.
ttniiwM atasarssiw slsosotK as are rem fesai
, aturaaiaa. maiM. mt.4 aU staar asrsocum.
Tas Baas aoaauas arag asbtis. '
For ContUtlo) mm B-UM4-NKTS.
; -1 I M-t-N FT3 IV Bust I
f. Ayem cltsaitsi traot'-, J
a tfosca books, cos unit M
J mors books caon wilt. f
M vi fet them gs waaUd. V
Orchard & VYilhelm
Carpet C. V
Ins- in this city for aim time past, lias
returned to her home in BprlngflHd. ,Neh.
Mrs, Berkley K. Posielthwalte. North
Fifteenth street. Is son to leave the city
to pay a visit to her old home at Mankato,
The Ms s;lc Cllv King's Daughter will
meet with Mrs. W. ( Lambert, on Twenty
third strevt, between C and 1, Thursday
A stater of Mrs. J M. Taylor. 1714 Mis
souri arenue. arrived last night Irom
Florida and expects to be here several days
visiting her sister.
The coroner's Jury which sat In the ense
of 1ewl Kvucn, Who waa killed last week
at Cudahy s Ice plant, returned a verdict
of accidental death.
PhuI Welsenburg waa arrested on a war
rant sworn nut by a woman who says that
he struck her ami Jerked her about roughly.
He aili face the cnarge of assault and bat-
An adjourned meeting of the auditing
cemmltte of the Tri-Citv Poultry asaocia
itnn was held at the residence of U. W.
Btattibaugh. Everything whs reported to
tie In good shape.
The association will hold a conference at
the rooms with V. E. Renno of New York.
Vedneaday evening, at i: p. m., who la
ehfciLgeil to hold meetings of a week's dura
tion nrter March l.
Mlas Mtna lialr. who has recently re
turned from Calltornla, has matte a fur
ther trip to Oakland, la., to visit her
mother. She will soon return to this city
and be at the residence of W. D. Stara
baugh. . Mootevllle Flowers will present in mono
logue selections from Victor Hugos mas
ttrrplece, "Lea Mlaerables. ' Katuiday even
ing. Mr. Flowers Is president of the Flow
em Academy of Speech and Dramatic Art
at Cincinnati. This wi(l be th fourth num
ber in the Young Men's .'hrisiin associa
tion course. The next number will be
Durno, tho magician, February 22.
The entertainment of the Musical Art so
ciety fit Omaha- Thursday ntgm promises
to be one of much more man ordinary
niuiiity. The tiumbera will consist of a
collection of folk lore and provincial Songs
and ballads sung without any acenmpama
ment by a chorus of trained voices. 1'rof.
Dichetson. the humorous impersonator, will
have a prominent share In the program.
Frank W 1 1 lee k. a. celebrated violinist, wilt
render a number of selections to suit all
PROCEEDINGS OF CITY COUNCIL
Errslsg gpeat la Opealag aad Read
lac la Detail Bids Sabmltted
Most of the time of the city council at
the regular meeting Tuesdsy night was
occupied In heating the reading of the
various bids for supplies for the city for
the coming year. These were long and
tedious, especially the drug bide for the
city dispensary, but the city attorney ad
vised that the law said that they should be
opened and read In open .council meeting,
and so they were. The reading was finally
finished and th bids were given to the
city clerk to tabulate and to bring to a
meeting of the committee of the whole
when the heads of the various departments
will be on hand and decide which is the
lowest bid on each article.
An ordinance was Introduced making it
Unlawful for any person or company to
Sell or keep for sale 'any produce, grain,
butter, lard, or groceries in packages,
cans, bags or boxes where the same can
be conveniently sold by weight or measure,
unless the net weight is stamped or
printed In plain figures on each can or
package. The penalty is fixed at O0Q.
The city clerk was instructed to advertise
for bids for lumber for repairs and con
struction of sidewalks and crosswalks.
Ordinances were alao passed ordering the
paving of Harney street from Eighth to
Ninth and Woelworth avenue from
Twenty-sixth to Twenty-ninth and the
repaying of St. Mary's avenue from Seven
teenth to Nineteenth streets, and the Im
provement of Eighteenth from Spencer to
Emmet street. .
WOMAN DENIES ARSON CHARGE
Keeper af Boardlagr Hoaae Says (ba
. DM hat Set Place em ,
"v.n... Fit-,. - - "
Mrs. 'Mary' Stevens, proprietress of a
boarding house at 2X5 Farnam street,
pleaded not guilty to a charge of arson Sled
against her In police court Tuesday morn
ing by Deputy County Attorney Foster.
The woman would not commit herself fur
ther than to protest her Innocence of the
The evidence against the woman, as fur
nished by the tire chief and detectives, is
that fir broke out at the Stevens home at
1 11 Monday morning simultaneously in
three parts . of the house, tt having been
Impossible, according to the statements of
the fir chief, for the fire to have com
municated from one of the plaoes to an-
otkt-r before the arrival of the apparatus
to addition to that the fire chief stated the
smell of coal oil wa tn evidence at one of
the placea where the fire broke out.
. Mrs. Stevens will have her hearing Thurs
day morning. The complaint was sworn to
by C. P. Richards, one of the eleven occu
pants tn the upstairs part of the Stevens
Detectives Ferris and . Dunn, who made
tha arrest and Investigated the case, said
the woman recently bought the boarding
house furnishings for 3nO and secured In
surance for tflOO a few days ago In the
Qcrmart Mutual company. .
The three points of origin of the fire are
said to have been tn the parlor, furnace
room and In a closet off the kitchen.
POLITICS TAXES AND CROPS
Farniab Interesting- Ulseasslaa
far People Oat at Laws City,
nya A. P. Tally.
A. P. Culley of Iup City, president of
the First National bank of Loup City
ike First National bank of Greeley and the
Stat bank of Sargent, ts at the Mer
chants. He says farmers In his section sre
most prosperous and do not care whether
they sell their corn now or not, ss they
tUak the-pries will go p mot still. He
"Land Is rapidly advancing In value and
large purchases have been made during the
laat year, eapeclally by local parties. The
crops were excellent.
"Our country Is full of candidates for
governor and the boys are all talking about
the chances of John Wall, Peter Mortensen
and W. R. MUler.
"The farmers tire considerably worked
up over the refusal of the railroads to
pay their taxes and the decision of Judge
Munger, made quite a hit out eur way
We think It Is no mors than justice that
the railroads should pay their taxes Just
as the bankers and others engaged in bus
Inesa do. The guatter of taxes is a small
per rent of any business and the public Is
sure ta And fault with any who attempt to
shirk the payment of their taxes, even
though they may feel they are tn exceaa
of what they ought to be. Public opinion
was beginning to work pretty strong
against th railroads arbtca refused ta set
tle according to th assessment made."
In Detseratt straits ,
ar many, who could be cured by Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption. Mo and
li.OU. For sale by Sherman ft McConnel
lajnred Has Improving.
Walter Riggs. who was taken to the
gwedisn nospiiai Honaay afternoon suffer
ing from severe injuries received in a fall.
was reported to he improved last night. The
spells of consciousness were more frequent
rcsterday. and ia every way he appeared
be recovering Rings Uved with his
brother at Oounoij Bluffs and was employed
ry tn Jiunuan xroa company on sc-oe
work being Hunt at the factory of L. G.
lHup. 11 North ' Fourteenth strret
feU three stories to the inoiind and was in
jured Sbost taw naad and tody '
1STERURBAN TOR FARMERS
Eltctria Lis Soon to Csniect loa'.heri
(antiei wi'h Oatha. '
WILL CARRY PASSLKGLRS AND EXPRESS
Company la Farmed by game Fae
. tors f aatrolllag Street Cat
Mae and Will In
Its Terminals, .
Farmers of Cass, Sarpy, Otoe Klch.-lon
and Ne naha countle soon will be eble to
telephone to the Mg stores bf Omaha In
the morning for an order of gooda and
have It delivered at their doors the same
day by the new Omaha V Southern inwr
urban Railway company, the artlrius of
Incorporation of which recently have been
filed. This company Is formed by practi
cally the same stockholders which control
the Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Rail
way company, and the primary object Is
to haul passenger to and from irt Crook
and Bellevue and In the near future to
extend the line further south Into the
other counties named.
In order to get Its share of the na'n
gers from points where the railroads at
In competition the company has incor
porated In such a way that it may engage.
In hauling baggage and light express. ViUt
these baggage and express cars In opera
tion the company will be in shape to haul
llpht express packages from Omsha mer
chants to the farmers and to return the
lighter products of the farm, such a milk
sarpy Coaaty l.lne Limit Mote.
The company Is organized to operate only
as far as the Sarpy county line south ct
South Omaha, where the Walnut HV.l car
now stop, but undoubtedly a traffic am ce
ment will be entered into with he Omaha
t Council Bluffs Street Railway company
so that facilities will be had In Omaha.
The officers of the Omaha company say
no arrangements have been made for
terminal facilities In Omaha, but that some
such may be provided. The company was
organized with a capital stock of tl.nnO.OOO
with powers for contracting an indebtedness
for two-thirds of the capital stock. The
articles of Incorporation do not give the
right to operate, these coming by grant of
officials sucb as franchises. An official
'The company Is strictly an Interurban
company, organised for bringing passen
gers and baggage to and from Omaha, and
all that It expects to do In Omaha Is to
rim Its cars In and out that they may
be loaded and unloaded With Interurban
NEW GRAIN RATE JN EFFECT
Combination of Locals from -Omaha
to Baltimore ta now
Grain continues to move out of the Omaha
grain market In spite of . the raise In the
rate on corn, taking effect yesterday.
All shippers made a special effort to toad
all the cars possible Monday, so as to get
In under the old rate and the Burlington
alone loaded 277 cars of corn, this In spite
of the rumor the railroads would hold
backs cars, waiting for the raise tn rates.
The Milwaukee's alleged, discrimination
against Omaha in favor of Kansas City is
a thing of the past and the rate now In
efect on all roads Is a combination of the
two locals, that Is the local to Chicago
and the local from Chicago to Baltimore.
In spite of the fact that D. O. Ives, freight
traffic manager' for the Wabash, anounced
he had revoked his announcement that be
ginning January 18, .the t'abash would
haul grain to New York and Boston an the
rate which the railroads had agreed upon
and which are a cent lower than the com
bination rates, the rate has been filed with
the Interstate Commerce commission So It
is operative. Mr. Ives announced he would
withhold the rate until after the meeting
of the freight representatives of th trunk
lines in New York this week, but for som
reason he filed the tariff with the commis
sion, just the same. What th next move
will be cannot be learned.
KUHN GOES WITH UPDIKES
Former Sorthwreatera Freight Official
Beeana.es TraHlo Mauser far -
Lfca 1 Urnln Company,
J. A. Kunn, formerly assistant general
freight and passenger agent of the North
western, with jurisdiction over lines a est
of the Missouri river, returned Tuesday
morning from Bloux City and leaves Thurs
day for New Orleans In company with
N. B. Updike, with whom he will be as
sociated in the grain business. Since the
establishment of the grain exchange in
Omaha business has become largely a
transportation problem and Mr. Kuhn's ex
perience In the railroad world will stand
him In good stead a traffic manager for
th Vpdike. ,
Annonneementa af tho Theaters.
Andrew Mack, sweet-singing Irish com
edian, will be greeted at the Boyd theater
this evening by a friendly audience, if ever
a man had one. The Knights of Columbus
of Omaha and Council Bluffs are going to
make the night a memorable one for Mr.
Mack. He Is an enthusiastic meaiber of
the order, and the local lodges propose to
show him what a warm welcome looks
like. He is still playing "The Way to Ken-
mare," in which he waa seen here last
season, when he was on his way to Aus
tralia. His success in the antipodes was
all he could ask, but his American con
tracts required his return to this country.
The play la an Irish romance, told in a
modern way, and Is full of good-humored
fun and permits the star to sing several
songs in his fine tenor voice. The engage
ment Is for Wednesday and Thursday even
ings. Tim Murphy will "be at the Boyd theater
on Friday evening, presenting "The Texas
Bteer," a fine revival of a fine old farce
comedy. He still plays the role r Mav
erick Brander. snd Miss Dorothy Sherrod
will have the part of Bossy Brander.
Seats for the engagement of "Ben Hur,"
at the Boyd next week, go on sale this
mor-ilng. The engagement, is for Monday.
Tuesday and Wednesday, with a matinee
on Wednesday afternoon.
At the Burwood this week "What Hap
pened to Jones" Is being offered with un
common success. The company Is entering
into the performance with much seat and
is getting splendid results. The next mat
inee will be on Thursday afternoon.
' It ia scarcely a hyperbole to assert the
Fadntta orchestra to use aa old figurative
expression has taken Omaha by storm.
The women dressed in white inaks a pretty
appearance, but their music is doubly at
tractive. In the reed, string and brass de
partment th orchestra ia well equipped.
The ensemble results , arc harmonious,
strong and beautKut. ' The excellence of
the other acts must not be overlooked la
bestowing praise and 'credit th Fadetta
orchestra ts evidently the unusual affair
that Is frulisUng such great Interest and
patronag. Th popular price Thursday
matinee will be given Tharsday.
Saml Burns, cut olive, at,
SIX-WEEKS FIREMAN BOLTS
lawth Who I -earns Railroading by
Mall Palls ta Use
Like th man who took special lesson
on "how to become a millionaire," B.
Links, jr.. of AtlanUc la., has been In
the elty for several days trying to get the
"Nstlonat Railway Training association.
with headquarters In , room &A rax to a
block, to mske good Its promise to hint
to secure him a job s fireman of om
railway In consideration of SIS good money
thst Link hsd bald for his education a
a fireman with th understanding. he
states, of securing a job In addition. Xll
that Mr. Unke has to show for his til Is
an elaborate certificate of graduation from
the school bearing dste or Januarr 1, 1ft,
with the signature of W. H. Dugherty,
Mr. Llnke. who Is about It or 10 year
old. said: "I paid for my tuition by In
stallments of 5 each, and the distinct un
derstanding I had wss that upon gradua
tion I waa to be. given, a graduation cer
tificate that Would procure me a job
fireman. This, 1 understand, would be
with the Mllwsuke road. I wrote to th
Milwaukee people about It, but received no
reply. Then I went tn person to on of
the division headquarters of th road and
made an application to ' the master me
chanic, showing him my certificate. H
only laughed at m and fold me the only
way a person .could get a Job fireman
was by beginning lit the bottom and work
ing up by practical experience, and that
would take from one to three, years, ac
cording to my ability. They said they
knew nothing about any Bremen's school
anywhere, and that tha certificate was not
worth the rper it was printed on. About
sll the school taught me -was a little
about hand signaling and something about
air brakes.' '
A reporter for The Be called at suite tX
Paxton block and found the ajtartment to
consist of one small room on th top floor,
overlooking the beautiful vista of th roof
of the adjacent buildings. There was on
desk In the room, which was about 12x14
feet square, and a young woman sfenog-
rapher who said Mr. Dougherty' would b
in presently. He appeared tn a few mo
ments and at once proceeded to open a con
siderable bundle of mail that had arrived
during his temporary absence and shortly
thereafter a letter carrier cam with
s not her'ln voice of malt.
Mr. Dougherty stated that th school
had been established here about two
"I came hre from Minneapolis," he said,
"where t operated the school for some time.
Our method Is similar In many respects to
the International School of Correspondence
at Washington, which prepare students for
the civil service examinations. W aim to
teach by correspondence only brakemen and
firemen. We do hot teach engineering.
The course is about six weeks long. W
do not absolutely guarantee positions to oUr
graduates, but our Certificates will go far
toward securing them postions. We also
furnish our graduates with letters of rec
ommendation. I have a large class here.
Our tuition fee Is 115, and with It we provide
a book of Instructions and carry on th
Instructions by correspondence. Bom of
the railroads will not acept our graduates
at all. notably the Missouri Pacific and
Rock Island." . , , ,
'We do not teach by practical demon
stration. Neither do W refund the tuition
money to our graduate should they fail to
secure a job on our certificates."
Experience ts nmeuaaea
So many parents of young children do hot
realta the danger trom croup until they
hav had tb . experienceit , on sever
case in their own home., tTe,D awakened
In the middle of the nightsibv th peculiar
rough cough and find their little on uf
ferlng from a fully developed attack of
the croup and nothing In the bouse with
which to relieve it Is a lesson never to be
forgotten. A good remedy st hand Is of
Incalculable value In a time tike this and
nothing better can be obtained than Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy. It has been
thoroughly tested tn hundreds of cases and
not only cures croup, but when given s
soon as the first symptoms sppear It will
prevent the attack. The fact that thla
remedy contains n ' narcotics fnakes It
perfectly safe to give to th children.
Sew York Symphony Orchestra.
Unusual interest is being taken by th
musical and social bodies In th concert at
the Auditorium, with Mr. Walter Damrosch
conducting. As In the case la Carnegie
hall. New Tork, this event will, nq doubt,
prove as great an attraction to,, the social
sets as to those whose very souls are
wrapped In music' The sale of sests wilt
open Thursday morntrig at the Auditorium.
Card of Thanks.
I wish to thank my many friends, especi
ally the management of the Hotel Detlone,
Mra F. H. Smith and Methodist hospital
nurses, for their kindness and sympathy
during the sickness snd .burial of my little
daughter, Dorris P. Reynolds, also for the
beautiful flowers. HER MOTHER.
DIAMONDS. Frenzer.. 16 th and Dodge.
Harry H. Davis, undertaker. Tel. lT4.
Merrltt Phar., IS A Doug. Open alt night
Bhriver A Bruening, dentists, tt Barker blk.
Minor liei far Lad.
Eileen Itwl-ss, .a minor, has brought
suit In the United States circuit ourt
against the United States snd Hiram
Chase to recover possession of the ucrth
half and the southeast haif of the south
east quarter of section '. township 25,
range east In Thurston county, ar.d for
fct.VK) rental money due from the defenuant.
United States. The case grows out .f th
guardisnshlp of the land in question snd
judgment is asked of the rental proceeds
derived from the property by the United
States as agent fur the plaintiff rhi is
an Indian of - the Omaha tribe. Hiram
Chase, one of the defendants, is alto nn
Indian, and was at one time county otlor
ney cf Thunuin county.
Corkrell Uenves City Hall.
George C. Cockrell, late city claim agent,
moved his persons! effects into an office at
Farnam street Monday and is now
ready snd fully equipped to transact any
ana. all buslnea falling to the lot of a duly
authorised justice of the peace. The judge
is occupying part of the suite of roums
Just vacated by the Press club. He moved
a lot of his smaller junk from the city ball
in two large waste baskets, the transfer
taking place at the height of th snow
storm Monday -morning.
So many mothers have writ
tea oi, telUng bow much McUin'g '
Food has don for their babies, that r
hav. thousand of mothers letter in
our files. If yon feet interested, w
w-l sand yoa tonka af any of thaae let tars,
aa ysa can wra ts tha naathara yeuraalf
an eerily tun. Very baaly ws have tetiai
went finra H year vicinity hm yoa
may knew. A aaauas of hteiila's road San
free ea ran mat.
tort Laud, Or. Ml.
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'The Social Secretary," by Dkvld Graham
Phillips, Is d study of Washington society
life. The social secretary la a young woman
Whose family had been humbered among;
the old and exclusive families of that city.
When financial reverses came she kecepted
a position as .social secretary to the wife
of an ambitious western senstor. Who ts not
so familiar with the social customs and
duties devolving upon a successful leader
of Washington society, but deslrdus of do
ing all she can to assist knd please the
senator. Mis Talltowere Is given full sway
and determines to win distinction and prest
ige .for . her employers. ,. Her. Xam)lrlty
with social customs and duties, together
with her personal charm and executive
ability, achieve for the Burke's a first
plae tn Washington society. Incidentally
Miss Talltowers falls In love, which adds to
th finish of th story. The tory I bright.
Interesting and will prov enjoyable. Th
Bobbs-Merrlll company are the publishers.
"Th Balllngton's." by Frances Bqulres.
Is a story that treats a fresh and vital
theme In two sltustlon which finally be
come mutually involved. Two families are
presented, tn ons of which th husband
is the financial pdw. In the other, the
wife. The main tntert cntr In th
spiritual awakening of Agnes Balllngton,
her struggle for her rights of the soul
and the steady Involvement of other home
and other Individuals. The growth of a
tragic climax of profound ethical and prac
tical signlficence Is Worked out with da.lng
logic, and Its solution ts bold and unmis
takable. Th plot I full of Incident, with
increasing momentum and suspense to the
end. A perennist humor relieves th
earnestness of th book, little. Brown Ik
Co. are the publishers.
"Shipwrecked In Oreenland," By Arthur
R. Thompson, also author of "Gold-seeking
on the Dalton Trail," i a stony of ad
venture with the scans laid In northern
waters. A party of boys with a sea-captain,
and an older young man, find a drifting
steamer not far from St. John and set
otit to rescue th stranded passengers and
crew. Their sdventures on th Greenland
and Labrador Coast are vividly portrayed
and 'their visit to the Eskimos' village
is Instructively entertaining. The book is
Illustrated with twelve full page Illustra
tions from phetogrsphs. Little, Brown ft
Co. are the publishers.
"Under Rocking Skies," by I Frank
Tooker Is a tale of the sea which appeared
in serial form In The Century magasine.
i Th scene Is laid on a salllng-aessvl voy
' sgtng from a northern port to the West
, Indies. The vessel stops off Its home port
' on the Long Island coast, Wher th cap
tain take aboard, a passengers, his wife,
daughter, and tlie village minister, and
much against his will, ships a new mate.
Both thr men are young, and the story
Is primarily a love-story with Sa unusual
setting. In which the event of an exciting
snd dangerous experience ar powerful far-
Itors tn determining the choice of the
The stoclal courage and the daring of the
captain, and the picture of life aboard
ship, are Intimate and real, and true Im
pressions of types bow fast passing away.
The description of the storm which the
vessel encounters is very realistic and the
picture of the sea are very fascinating.
M. J. Burns snd Martin Justice hav fur
nished the illustrations. The Century com
pany is ths publisher.
No one ran Intelligently follow the de
velopments of American politic who doe
not avail himself of th Information col
lected In a comprehensive political yeir
book like the New Tork Tribune Almanac.
This publication covers th national field
snd offers its readers th freshest fscts
concerning our varied political activities. It
reproduces th vol by counties la earb
stats la which aa election was held In 1;
summarises federst legislation for tbs year
aad notes all Important changes in per
sonnel under th national government aad
th stat governments. Th Trlbun Ai
Mou for 190 glrs, beaidaa, th vote lu
very stats by counties for Roosevelt aad
Parker, and tabulates ths official retaras by
states for all the sis presidential ticks ts la
the Aeld ta 1904. It gives th popular vot
for rrasideat by states from 1MD to 10 and
lb electoral and popular votes fog front-
dent and vie president since 1789. It gives
the full and exact vote cast for candidate
for coi gress In each congressional district In
the United 8tate In 1904 and th political
platforms and national committees of alt
Politics Is the main feature of the Issue
for 19C4. But other topics are covered with,
fulness and accuracy. The federal govern
ment,' the various federal activities snd
services, financial, commercial and Indus
trial Statistics, are features only less im
portant than the digest of election returns.
Educational and religious statistics, sport
ing fecord. statistics of learned and pa
tiiotlo Societies, foreign miscellany, a nec
rology and a review of the Russo-Japanese
war are Included In this handy and useful
publication. The new Issue, of 414 page,
sells, as usual, for JR cent. . Cloth bound,
cents." ' I1 '
T - ' ' ' ' " ' - - i
"Cordelia's Pathway Out," by Kdna A.
Foster, is a story ror girls. Miss Foster,
Whose able editorial work in connection
with the children's page of the Youth'
Companion has long marked her as un
usually Well fitted to provide good read
ing for the young, will be remembered as
th author of "Hortense," a story for
young girls which showed such power a
to raise tt entirely above the level of or
dinary books of thst nature. Her new
book, "Cordelias Pathway Out." Is com
plete In Itself and Wholly Independent of
the former book, but In It Mis Foster has
carried along the brilliant little Hortense
and many of the character of that story,
While bringing Into prominence the quiet
j Cordelia whose admiration and love for
Mortens act as aft Incentive to study and
cultivate a desire tor growth. "Early in
the story she Is transplscted from the vil
lage In which we first find her, and come
into larger living and th bestowal of
modest "advantages." She Is a Shy, country-bred
child, but she observes, Imitate
and applies the best to her own life, and
th exercise of loving snd homely quslt
ties brings her to a desirable plane. Th
writer Convincingly shows that earnestness,
Will-power and tenacity of purpose may be
a potent a brilliancy with It manifold
temptations. Published by Lothrop, Lee tt
"Charles the Chauffeur." by Samuel Kits
worth Kiser, wss published originally SS
a serial In the Sunday Magasine supple
ment of the New Tork Tribune, Chicago
Record-Herald. Philadelphia Press and
other papers, where It attracted unusual
sttentlon and favorable comment.' The book
Is a pleasing story of an ignorant. Intrepid
chauffeur naively told In his own word.
How he prospered In his attachment for
the Wautlful, rich, young widow, of whom
he is the pride and pet, their hair-raising
sdventures and his final downfall ar char
acteristically and amuaingly set forth. The
book abound tn original situations, is de
liriously flavored with clever ' as tire,, and
Is one that will be enjoyed by motorist
and victim alike. The Illustrations. In black
and white, are spirited end Interesting. Th
Frederick A. Stokes Company Is th pub
lisher. "Nick of the Woods: A Story of the
Early Bottlers tn Kentucky." . by Robert
f Montgomery Bird. Is a popular novel and
Kentucky, which waa originally published
In the year 1S. This novel, long out of
print, had in Its day a phenomenal sals,
in both this country snd in England, for
its realistic presentation of Indian sod
frontier life In th early day of Ihe set
tlement in th south, and for th ex
citing Incidents narrated In the tats with
all toe art of a practiced writer, and the
glamor that attaches to a keen observer of
character. A very eharmlng lovs romance
runs through the story. This new snd
tasteful edltioo of "Nick of th Woods",
will be certain to make many new ad
mirers for this enchanting story from Dr.
Bird clever snd versatile pen.
There nr four Illustrations by Mr. J.
Watson Davie. The book ts published by
the A. La Burt company.
"Mrs. Darreli;' by Foscroft Davis, is a
penetrating bit of analysis In the form of
sn exoeptionslly good Story of the social
sid of high political lu ia the national
capital. It vry genuine , people are
sketched with a light touch, a delicacy of
expression, thst make ths book enjoyable
reading. Those who knew the city well
enough to recognise ths unerring accuracy
of ven lu minor deuila will wonder over
the skill which has produced suck reel
Interestingly varied typea It Is full of
highly diverting humor without a trac of
satirical sting: on the contrary, lu pre
vailing tone is refreshingly wholesome.
Published by the Macmlllan company,
"Sablna." by Helen R. Martin, Ilk
Little Tlllle, the Mennonlt maid, who wa
Mrs. Martin's first creation, comes to us
from another world from this same'
out-of-the-way world "of the Pennsylvania
Dutch, but from the Amlsh Instead of tho
New Mennonltes. The Amlsh sre quit ss
quaint and curious ss the New. Mennonltes.
Sablna, except for unusual beauty, differs
little 'from her passive relatives; and yet
what makes of her a remarkable character
and gives point to the tragic little lata Is
the curious psychical, quality of th girl's
mind. Now and again, and always as a ,
forerunner of family disaster, ther comes
to the girl a vision of a face. An artist
oomea down and boards wltH tr.1 'Amlsh.
family t" (rather material ' Tor ''soma
sketches. He seems wonderfully fascinating
to Sablna, used only to the broad-brlmnuM
hats and stolid face of the farmer lads
round about. His coming ts ths beginning
of a pathetic little love story, to which tho
occasional Vision of the face add 4 traglo
note, ending hut the ending Is too Unusual
to Mnoll by telling. The Century company
is the publisher.
"Tli Armstrongs," by Laura K. Richards,
author -of "Captain January,-1 Is th story
of three city children Edith. May and Ag-
atha Armstrong who spend a summer with
their mother's spinster cousin. Miss Eunice
Verney, who occupies a big ancestral farm
In the country. Ths visit to Bywood ts fruit
ful In adventures, which sre related to tho
mother of the girl In a series of letters
written by each of the children, and als?
by dear, prim, kind-hearted Miss Eunice.
Phil, th brother of th three girls, and a
very wide-awake and attract!- boy, also
figures promlnenently in the story. Like
sll of Mrs. Richard's tales, "Ths Arm
strongs" Is breesy, spirited hnd fascinating,
and the girl will be fortunate who can add
it Id her book shelf. Illustrated by Julia.
Ward Richards. The book is published by.
Dana Estes ft. Co., Boston..
"Fifty and One Tales of Modern Fairy
land," by F. Strange Kolla, 1 a collectioa
of fairy stories that are not only entertain
ing but are actually new. Every child will
want to hear over and over about th Rod
Goboltng, who Uvea In a bottle of Ink. th
Tobacco Imp, the Quarrelsome Knives and
their peculiar fate, ths Balloon that ran
away with Disobedient Albert In It, th ad.
venture of th Automobll that had a con
science, and a host of ether entirely new
nursery character. Th tale are of ab
sorbing Interest to children without - th
usual characteristics of bloodshed, love or
revenge In them. Th book ts published by;
ths Grafton Press.
"An Act In a Backwater." by B. F.' Benson,
it aa unequaled picture of th narrow, gos
sipy life of an English country town, skil
fully drawn and full of pleasant characters.
Th heroine I a ehannln. girl, who from
th beginning hold lb sympathy of tho
reader, and the story of her wooing r&mea
to th heart with unusual freshness., 1,
Applet on ft Co. sre ths publisher.
Abov books At Iswast retail price.
Matthews, 121 South Fifteenth. street.
You Can Afford McCfure
Q Thor) mr rneny tn-J-
tolllg ent Americans
who cannot ft f ford tho "
four-dollar magazines. It
should be eenthorrielotheir
oonftctousnees that they can
have the beet that's going
for one dollar, and I shall
take pleasure in diffusing
this information among the'
people raeehel by the 7J.003
circulation of the Union
Alice E. Haneoom, Editor,"
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